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Winehouse’s father, Mitch, attended the auction and called the donation a “wonderful start to the foundation,” which was set up to help vulnerable youth following Winehouse’s death in July.

A British coroner ruled that the singer drank herself to death.

Author Sendak chooses menorahs for exhibit

New York City’s Jewish Museum has invited author Maurice Sendak to rummage through its collection and choose menorahs for a Hanukkah exhibit.

The exhibit opens Friday and features 33 menorahs chosen by Mr. Sendak, the Associated Press reports. The menorahs were created from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Also included are original drawings from Mr. Sendak’s books and audio of his conversations with curators.

Mr. Sendak is the author of children’s books, including “Where the Wild Things Are” and “In the Night Kitchen.”

Mr. Sendak, 83, said he chose severe-looking menorahs because their simplicity evoked the Holocaust. He was born in Brooklyn to Jewish immigrant parents, and much of his extended family died in the Holocaust.

The exhibit, “An Artist Remembers: Hanukkah Lamps Selected by Maurice Sendak,” will be on view through Jan. 29.

New Elvis exhibits to mark 35th anniversary of death

Elvis Presley Enterprises said three new exhibits will open next year at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the entertainer’s death.

The first exhibit looks at the 1972 documentary “Elvis on Tour,” which chronicles a multicity concert tour. The exhibit, which opens Jan. 5, will include jewelry and clothing worn by Elvis during the shows.

“Elvis.Through His Daughter’s Eyes,” which opens Feb. 1, will highlight Elvis’ relationship with his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. It includes family photos and home movies that show her growing up at Graceland.

The third exhibit, opening March 1, is called “Icon: The Influence of Elvis Presley.” It features clothing, musical instruments and other items used by performers who were influenced by Elvis.

Elvis Presley died Aug. 16, 1977.