Lennon-Ono Grant For Peace 2014 awarded to Jann Wenner, Jeremy Gilley, Art Production Fund & Jon Gnarr

Mon 01 Sep 2014 - Awards, Imagine All The People

YOKO ONO has announced the four recipients of the 2014 Lennon Ono Grant For Peace, the biennial award which she inaugurated in 2002. Previous recipients of the award have included, amongst others, Doctors Without Borders, Josh Fox, Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, The Centre for Constitutional Rights, Pussy Riot and the late Rachel Corrie. This year’s […]

Yoko Ono made an Honorary Citizen of Reykjavík, Iceland

Wed 09 Oct 2013 - Awards

Jón Gnarr, mayor of Reykjavík, nominated the artist YOKO ONO as Honorary Citizen of Reykjavík at a special ceremony at Höfdi House today. The City Council Executive Committee of Reykjavík agreed unanimously last week to make ONO an honorary citizen of Reykjavík, capital of Iceland. With this honorary title Reykjavík wants to thank Yoko for […]

 

Yoko Ono to receive the Theodor Wanner Lifetime Achievement Award in Berlin

Thu 26 Sep 2013 - Awards

Yoko Ono will receive the Theodor Wanner Lifetime Achievement Award for her strong commitment to world peace and gender equality over her entire career. The prize will be awarded on October 17th in Berlin, Gemany. The award recalls the german manager and patron Theodor Wanner (1875-1955), on whose initiative the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations […]

 

Yoko Ono awarded Transatlantyk Glocal Hero Award 2013

Mon 09 Sep 2013 - Awards

The most important event of the penultimate day of the Polish Transatlantyk Festival 2013 was the grand Closing Gala, held in the Concert Hall of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Jan AP Kaczmarek hosted the entire event with the openness and charm, so typical for him. The culmination of the evening was the presentation […]

 

Yoko Ono Lennon Presents 2013 Courage Award to Julian Assange (in absentia) in New York City

Mon 04 Feb 2013 - Awards, Imagine All The People

Leading International Advocates for Civil Liberties Honor, Accept Award on Wikileaks Founder’s Behalf February 3, 2013, New York, NY Yoko Ono Lennon this evening granted her 2013 Courage Award for the Arts to journalist and Wikileaks principle Julian Assange. The award was delivered to Mr. Assange in absentia at The Modern restaurant in Manhattan before […]

Yoko Ono Awarded Germany’s Highest Human Rights Medal

Sat 15 Dec 2012 - Awards

Yoko Ono Awarded Germany’s Highest Human Rights Medal from Artlyst Yoko Ono has accepted the German human rights prize for peace activism, the Rainer Hildebrandt Medal at Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie Museum. The museum is situated next to the Cold War border crossing which was an iconic symbol of political suppression. The lifetime achievement award was […]

 

Yoko Ono continues the John Lennon Imagine Awards to help students at Liverpool John Moore’s University

Fri 26 Oct 2012 - Awards, Imagine All The People

Yoko Ono has donated £100,000 to help vulnerable students at Liverpool John Moore’s University John Lennon’s widow has given the money to provide support for youngsters who have been in local authority care, or are estranged from their parents. The money will be used to continue The John Lennon Imagine Awards, set up in 2009 […]

 

Lennon Ono Grant For Peace 2012 awarded to Rachel Corrie, John Perkins, Christopher Hitchens, Pussy Riot and Lady Gaga

Fri 05 Oct 2012 - Awards

LENNONONO GRANT FOR PEACE 2012 On October 9th, 2012, in Reykjavik, Iceland, Yoko Ono will give the Biennial LENNONONO GRANT FOR PEACE to five activists. This day also celebrates the birthday of John Lennon and his son Sean. This year’s LENNONONO GRANT FOR PEACE recipients are: LADY GAGA RACHEL CORRIE JOHN PERKINS CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS PUSSY […]

John Lennon named as NME’s Ultimate Icon. I’m so thrilled! I’m sure he’s thrilled, too – up there! Big kiss, yoko

Wed 19 Sep 2012 - Awards

“I’m so thrilled that NME have voted John Lennon as the Ultimate Icon of NME’s Lifetime. A great surprise to wake up to this morning! Thankyou, NME and thankyou to all of you who voted for John. I’m sure he’s thrilled, too – up there! Big kiss, yoko”

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So, is Dimock’s Water Really Safe to Drink? by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica

Tue 20 Mar 2012 - Awards, Imagine All The People

So, is Dimock’s Water Really Safe to Drink? by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, March 20, 2012, 2:42 p.m. When the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that tests showed the water is safe to drink in Dimock, Penn., a national hot spot for concerns about fracking, it seemed to vindicate the energy industry’s insistence that drilling […]

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Yoko Ono awarded the 2012 Oscar Kokoschka prize, Austria’s highest award for applied contemporary art.

Thu 01 Mar 2012 - Awards

On Thursday 1 March 2012, artist Yoko Ono won the 2012 Oscar Kokoschka prize, Austria’s highest award for applied contemporary art. The Oskar Kokoschka prize, named after an Austrian painter who died in 1980, is awarded every two years to a contemporary artist and is worth 20,000 euros (26,600 dollars). By awarding Yoko Ono the […]

 

Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Awards for the Arts 2012

Tue 14 Feb 2012 - Awards

Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Awards for the Arts 2012 February 26, 2012, New York City at a private dinner at The Modern, MoMA, NYC. Four years ago, at the height of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the press filled with tales of heroic displays of great courage in the face of adversity, I […]

Oklahoma Mayor proclaims Dec 31st 2011 as “Yoko-lahoma City Day” in Oklahoma City *VIDEO*

Sat 31 Dec 2011 - Awards, Music News

Message from Yoko Ono: To the Mayor & City of Oklahoma I am so thrilled & honoured that today, 31st Dec has been proclaimed “Yoko-lahoma City Day” and I look forward to us all celebrating the New Year together at the Bricktown Events Center tonight & tomorrow night with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, The […]

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Yoko Ono accepts award for “Woman” by John Lennon at 2011 BMI London Awards

Wed 05 Oct 2011 - Awards

“I had a fantastic time last night with Brian & Roger from Queen! Thanks, Brian Rasic, for the photo! love, yoko”

BMI Icon Honorees Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen pose with Yoko Ono, wife of the late John Lennon who was honored with MillionAir Awards for “Woman” by John Lennon (4 million US radio airplays) and 5 other Beatles songs at the 2011 BMI London Awards held October 4 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. (Photo by Brian Rasic)

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New York Festivals: Gold Radio Winner (Best Editing): John Lennon: The New York Years, Part 1

Mon 26 Sep 2011 - Awards, Radio & TV

2011 World’s Best Radio Programs Winners
Congratulations to editor Chris O’Shaugnessy and Ten Alps Radio!
Listen to the whole show here.

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New York Festivals: Best Music Special (USA): John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth – A 70th Birthday Celebration with Yoko Ono

Mon 26 Sep 2011 - Awards, Radio & TV

2011 World’s Best Radio Programs Winners
Congratulations to Producer / Interviewer Jody Denberg!
Listen to the whole show here.

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Yoko Ono lays flowers at Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph, receives Hiroshima Art Prize

Fri 29 Jul 2011 - Awards, Events & Exhibitions News

from Asahi.com The prize-giving ceremony for the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize (sponsored by Hiroshima City and Asahi Newspapers), an award for contemporary artists whose work has contributed to peace, was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Hiroshima on July 29th. The avant-garde artist (78), wife of the late John Lennon, a former Beatle, […]

Yoko Ono receives the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award 2011

Sat 23 Jul 2011 - Awards

YOKO ONO was honoured last night in a ceremony presenting her with the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award. Now in its 20th year, this award is for modern-day patrons of the arts who “give their time, energy and money to encourage cultural life to flourish.” Announcing the award, the CEO and President of […]

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Josh Fox accepts the Cooper Union Service To Sustainability Award on behalf of Yoko Ono for protecting NYs drinking water

Thu 14 Apr 2011 - Awards

The Cooper Union’s Service to Sustainability Awards recognize people and organizations that share the Institute’s commitment to enhancing public understanding of sustainable environments and green building design and construction, and work to promote the adaptation of sustainability on local and global levels. This year’s recipients have provided outstanding leadership in the drive to protect New […]

27 March JAPAN BENEFIT Concert: YOKO ONO, Sean Lennon, Sonic Youth, Mike Patton, Cibo Matto & more (Miller Theater Columbia University, NY)

Thu 24 Mar 2011 - Awards, Events & Exhibitions

  What happened is not just what happened in Japan. It is affecting our planet in a big way. And our hearts are beating in unison all over the world. Let’s come together and pray. Give generously and quickly to the ones who are in pain for having lost so much. Whatever you give with […]

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