Flash News: South Carolina Bar Erupts In Gunfire, Leaving 2 Dead and 8 Hurt     - | -     Now 70 Years Old, Parole Denied To Charles Manson Follower     - | -     de Blasio Drops Out Of Presidential Race     - | -     Heating Up: Protests Over Climate Change Happening Worldwide     - | -     Walmart to stop sales of e-cigarettes in U.S. stores: company memo     - | -     China Cancels Plans To Visit Midwest States     - | -     Justin Trudeau Pledges Ban On Military-Style Assault Rifles     - | -     US Lifts Tariffs On Over 400 Chinese Products     - | -     This Is What GOP Feared. Now that Trump Has Governed with Executive Orders, Dems Plan to Do Same      - | -     Man Throwing 'Incendiary Devices' at ICE Detention Center Is Killed in Attack      - | -     Mueller Hearing Pushed Back a Week to Allow More Time for Him to Answer Questions      - | -     Trump Tells 4 Congresswomen of Color to 'Go Back' to 'Crime-Infested' Countries They Came From      - | -     GOP Congressman Invokes 'The Deep State'

Breaking News: South Carolina Bar Erupts In Gunfire, Leaving 2 Dead and 8 Hurt... Readmore

Music & Literature

Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards to be Held in October in NYC

viewsViews 938

Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards to be Held in October in NYC

2012-06-23 17:36:301 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

-by Drew Kolar, Editor-in-Chief; Image: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse (Image Source: Spinner)

The Amy Winehouse Foundation will hold its first annual Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards and Gala in New York City this October.

The gala is set to recognize people who have helped “inspire greatness in others,” the foundation said. The Amy Winehouse Foundation is a nonprofit organization created by Winehouse’s parents, Mitch and Janis, after her untimely death at 27 years old in July of last year.

One of this year’s award recipients will be singer Tony Bennett, who released the song “Body & Soul” as a duet with Winehouse on his Duets II album. The single was the last song that Winehouse recorded before she died, and Bennett donated part of the proceeds from the release to the Amy Winehouse Foundation to help support music programs.

At the time of Winehouse’s death, Bennett called her “an extraordinary musician with a rare intuition as a vocalist,” according to Spinner.

“We feel that if you put a musical instrument in somebody’s hand, they’re never going to put a gun in their hands,” Mitch Winehouse has said.

So far, the foundation has raised money to support the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s after-school programs as well as over a million pounds for children’s hospices in the UK. The U.S. branch, which was started in April, will focus on after-school programs and music therapy for children, reports Rolling Stone.

The Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards will take place at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria on October 11.

Post Your Comment




Recently Posted Comments

Most Recent Articles

Lewandowski will lead Bayern to success - Toni

24 September, 2019

Lewandowski will lead Bayern to success - Toni...More

Laverne Cox Brings Awareness To 'Vital Civil Rights Case' At 2019 Emmy Awards

24 September, 2019

Laverne Cox walked the 2019 Emmy Awards red carpet wearing a Monsoori gown. According to the Huffington Post, she carried an accessory that caught everyone’s attention. Cox held a clutch......More

NFL: There's No Excuse, Los Angeles Rams Sean McVay Says He's Got to Do Better

23 September, 2019

There's no excuses, I've got to do better for Rams! - McVay...More

MORE FOR YOU