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Ronnie Spector's Voice Can Still Change the World

Steve Matoren | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

A day after her 72nd birthday, Ronnie Spector celebrated in the only way she knows how- serenading a sold out crowd with her golden voice. Before an enthusiastic audience, Spector exceptionally performed all The Ronettes hits from "Be My Baby" to "Walking in the Rain."

This Summer, Amys Rule the Big Screen With Comedy and Tragedy

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

This summer at the movies it's all about Amys. Brilliant, legendary Amys. And the startling similarities between two of the summer's most talked about films emphasize that comedy and tragedy can sometimes tell the same important story.

Amy Winehouse, Allen Iverson, and the Importance of Seeing Our Students

Gregory Michie | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Gregory Michie

Two documentaries I saw recently got me thinking a lot about teaching, even though neither focuses on education: "Amy," about acclaimed British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011, and "Iverson," about 11-time NBA all-star and 2000-2001 Most Valuable Player, Allen Iverson.

Why Love Relationships Fail: If You Were Born with Venus Retrograde

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Larry Schwimmer

People with Venus retrograde often have to go through many relationships over a long period of time, to find their ideal mate.

How Did the Song "Let it Go" in Frozen Save Elsa From Being a Villain?

Brian Cronin | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

It should come as as no surprise to any observers of the film-making process (particularly original stories) that what actually ends up on the screen is a result of a series of edits, evolutions and adjustments to the original story of a film.

5 Facts About Amy Winehouse's Jewish Roots

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Amy Winehouse’s dramatic eye makeup and iconic beehive weren’t the singer’s only fashion statements. Winehouse, who died four...

A Widower's Various & Sundry Lament & Also Amy Winehouse

Ry Black | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Ry Black

I knew what I was getting into when I went to see Amy the new documentary about Amy Winehouse. I had trepidations knowing what I had gone through with my own husband's battle with alcoholism. We all know her fate. I knew her ending before it happened exactly the same way I knew my husband's ending with this horrible disease.

Amy Winehouse, Woody Allen

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Ronald Tiersky

Play it again, Woody, and he does. One more Woody-depicting-Woody script with a little different plot than Upper West Side Manhattan. A College philosophy professor loaded with controversial reputation, enormous existential dread, an alcohol problem, arrives at a small liberal arts college near Providence (not Amherst), takes up with a student.

Remembering Amy Winehouse

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Trisha de Borchgrave

"Amy" is a compelling piece of someone's life, if a little morbidly fascinating in its juxtaposition of talent and tragedy. Its tempo cleverly crescendoes with the growing intrusion of media and public voyeurism, another component to the unbearableness of living.

Mad About Amy

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Stacey Nelkin

Amy Winehouse was one of the most extraordinary jazz singers of this generation -- and her self-destructive ways, dysfunctional family, bad marriage, and the insane, invasive nature of the media all ensured an early end.

'Amy' Director Addresses Backlash To His Documentary

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.13.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Asif Kapadia anticipated his Amy Winehouse documentary would anger some, he told HuffPost Live on Friday. "It's a really difficult situation to mak...

Amy Winehouse, the Reluctant Celebrity: A Parable On the Fatal Cost of Fame

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 07.13.2015 | Media
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

With the nationwide release of Amy, the bio-doc of Amy Winehouse, I am reminded of the all too often fatal cost of fame. After seeing the movie, there is something I want to shout from the highest peak so that people can it hear this loud and clear: "Fame can kill you."

"AMY" - The Sad Price of Fame!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I only met British singer Amy Winehouse once...some seven or eight year ago, backstage at the Grammy Awards here in Los Angeles. When I was introduced to her as the producer of a movie about Billie Holiday, she turned to me and said that she idolized Billie.

The Swift Rise And Heartbreaking Fall Of Amy Winehouse

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.06.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Ahead of the release of Asif Kapadia's documentary "Amy," we look back at Amy Winehouse's career, legacy and how the media treated her very public str...

The Amy Winehouse We Never Knew

rollingstonelogo | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By ANDY GREENE About two years ago, documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia began interviewing Am...

Amy Winehouse Doc Director Says We're All 'Slightly To Blame'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment

The first teaser for "Amy," the Amy Winehouse documentary, showed the late star describing her fear of fame in her own words through old video intervi...

The Cannes Diaries 2015: Ten Reasons I'm Looking Forward to the Croisette

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When a filmmaker knows how to say the right thing, I'm hooked before I even watch a film. Funny thing is, instinctually I almost always get it right, as far as my personal taste is concerned. The Other Side is a must-watch documentary by fellow Italian Roberto Minervini,

Watch The First Trailer For The Amy Winehouse Documentary

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment

The first trailer for "Amy," the documentary about Amy Winehouse from director Asif Kapadia, arrived on Thursday. Featuring interviews and live perfor...

Review: Mark Ronson, Uptown Special

Judah Joseph | Posted 03.22.2015 | Entertainment
Judah Joseph

From start to finish, Uptown Special offers a hugely fresh alternative to what we've come to expect from the music industry in the last few years.

Why Lady Gaga Really Matters -- Even on Howard Stern

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 02.08.2015 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

Every time I try to wean myself off Howard Stern, he pulls me back in, as Michael Corleone would say. Stern, capable of the funniest and/or most vile radio content to be heard, often turns so candid an interview that it puts Barbara Walters to shame.

INTERVIEW: Paul Rodgers... Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and His Latest, "The Royal Sessions"

Binky Philips | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you've listened to Rock Radio in the USA for any length of time in the last 35 years, you have heard Paul Rodgers' voice over 200 times... easy! Paul is probably the most famous and well known rock vocalist that a whole lotta people don't know by name.

Life-Size Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiled In London

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment

Sunday, Sept. 14 would have been singer Amy Winehouse's 31st birthday. To honor her memory, hundreds of fans gathered in Camden, North London to help ...

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

Lady Gaga Is Amy Winehouse's Doppelgänger

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga was not only deeply influenced by Amy Winehouse and her music, she can also channel the late diva pretty spot on. Gaga posted the followi...

Liam Bailey: The Song Remains The Same

Craig Carpenter | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

The distance from Nottingham, England to New York City's Central Park is roughly 3,383 miles. As with many UK born artists, the time zones and ocean divide hasn't prevented singer-songwriter Liam Bailey from making himself at home within the American convention of blues and rock and roll.