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Copenhagen's 'Amy' Performance Canceled

Posted: Nov. 28th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Amy Winehouse singing

Meant as a respectful salute to the now passed British singer Amy Winehouse, the Denmark-written "Amy" composed from collections of interviews, concerts and miscellaneous sources, has been blocked by the former artist's family. The company had acquired the rights through Denmark's Koda copyright agency, but the family has flatly denied permission to the Copenhagen performance after the fact.

A play about Amy Winehouse that was to premiere in Denmark in January has been canceled after the late British singer's family blocked its use of her music and photos.

Winehouse spokesman Chris Goodman said Monday the family had never granted the theater company permission to use the singer's materials.

The play "Amy" was written by a group of 11 Danish playwrights and was to have opened on Jan. 30 in a 220-seat theater in central Copenhagen. It was based on interviews, concerts, Winehouse's letters and newspaper articles.

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