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Winehouse family launches singer's foundation in New York

The Associated Press, Thursday, April 12, 2012, 6:21am (PDT)
  • NEW YORK (AP) -- The parents of late singer Amy Winehouse officially launched the U.S. branch of a foundation named for their daughter at New York's Joe's Pub, where the embattled pop star made her American debut five years ago.

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    The Amy Winehouse Foundation is aimed at assisting disadvantaged youth. It raised $1 million dollars in the United Kingdom, Mitch Winehouse said at Wednesday night's event.

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    He says that in America the organization will focus on children "without access to music education and music therapy." The family announced a donation of $10,000 to the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

    He was joined by his ex-wife and son. He also performed with a jazz band.

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    Amy Winehouse died of accidental alcohol poisoning in July.

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