Behind every diva is a family. Even such a diva as Amy Winehouse who, sadly, is often remembered mostly for the flash and scandal of her final days. “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait,” which opened at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum on July 23 and was created in collaboration with her brother, Alex Winehouse, and the Winehouse family, shines an all new light on the musician and her work, focusing on her young life and the family’s history. This may come as no surprise, but San Franciscans will also find plenty of common ground: Amy Winehouse was a lot like us.
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