The Sunday Times: Imagine you’re in Iceland… by Waldemar Januszczak


by Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times Yoko Ono’s shining Peace Tower, a column of unstoppable light high in the night sky, moves our writer in Reykjavik to tears. Nobody could disagree with the view that Iceland is a pulse-quickening destination for an adventure weekend. Glacier- hopping is an adventure. So is whitewater rafting. Or cycling […]

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Reykjavik Grapevine Airwaves review of Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band show in Iceland

Sun 16 Oct 2011 - Music News

“A Tradition in our family” by Kári Tulinius, Reykjavik Grapevine Airwaves. I did not know what to expect from tonight’s lineup. Essentially it was Plastic Ono Band and various sub-voltrons thereof. I was afraid the gig would be hermetic and insular. People playing for their friends. This could not have been further from the truth. This […]


Message from Yoko Ono after relighting IMAGINE PEACE TOWER


Dear Friends, On Sunday, I was in Reykjavík with our son Sean to relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, and celebrate his and John’s birthday – October the 9th. In a boat big enough for Sean and me and all our friends who came all the way from New York, Liverpool and Tokyo, we slowly sailed our […]

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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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George Harrison: Living In The Material World UK Premiere

Sun 02 Oct 2011 - Beatles News, Yoko watches

Martin Scorsese, Nancy Shevell, Sir Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison, Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr attend the UK premiere of George Harrison: Living In The Material World at The BFI Southbank on October 2, 2011 in London, United Kingdom.

(Photos by Dave Hogan/Getty Images Europe)

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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: IMAGINE PEACE billboard (Holly St & Sheam St (I-45N & I-10), Houston, Texas)

Sat 24 Sep 2011 - Events & Exhibitions

Yoko Ono’s billboard IMAGINE PEACE enlightens the Houston skyline Yoko Ono’s public masterpiece reissued to September events and 9-11 Memorial (An extension of “Positive Perceptions” exhibition in Colton & Farb Gallery – Houston) Billboard unveils September 5th, 2011 through mid-October North Freeway (I-45 North), 500 feet South of I-10, Houston, Texas On the 5th of […]

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IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be relit at 8pm on 9th October 2011. Tweet your wishes to @IPTower


IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will next be lit on October 9th 2011 at 8pm (see your local time here) until December 8th and then from December 21st to 31st.

Tweet your wishes to @IPTower at http:/

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A Veteran Writes: Collateral Damage by Wolfgang P. May

Sat 24 Sep 2011 - Imagine All The People

Collateral Damage by Wolfgang P. May As a former Intelligence Operations Officer of our 4th US Armored Division in Goeppingen, Germany and Advisory Team Leader in Vietnam, I firmly believe that we must stop the wars in our world before they put an end to what remains of humanity. After completing my service in Vietnam, […]

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NY Benefit 27 Sep for Five Year Plan: book to benefit Doctors Without Borders @MSF_USA Mitchell-Innes & Nash 534 W26th St

Dear Ms Ono, We are having a 5 Year Plan benefit for Doctors Without Borders at Mitchell-Innes & Nash (534 w.26th St. NYC) on Tuesday Sept. 27th, 6-8pm. The 5 Year Plan is giving the first $25,000 profits from the book to Doctors Without Borders, any profit after that will go to a further cycle […]

Yoko Ono cover feature on Dossier issue 8

Thu 22 Sep 2011 - Interviews & Articles

Dossier Issue 8 was released this week. It features contributions from Kiki Smith, Yoko Ono, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Michael Stipe, Stevie Nicks, George Saunders, Robert Longo, Tom Sachs, Cyprien Gallard, Aimee Mullins, Nate Lowman, Devendra Banhart, Sloane Crosley, Olympia Le-Tan, AF Vandevorst and many others. You can order the new issue here, or find it on a newsstand.

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YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND to play Iceland Airwaves 2011 Festival: Oct 13th 2011

Wed 21 Sep 2011 - Music

YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND, formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono before the dissolution of the Beatles, joins Polaris Music Prize Winner Owen Pallett, synth siren Glasser and Bristol’s Zun Zun Egui on this year’s Iceland Airwaves line-up. The festival, which runs from 12-16 of October in Reykjavík, also sees more Icelandic additions, including […]

Peace One Day: 21 Sept 2011

Wed 21 Sep 2011 - Imagine All The People

It’s Time for Action. The Action is Peace. And I say it again: War Is Over if you want it. I love you!

Peace Day (and the Global Truce on Peace Day 2012) is not only about creating peace between nations, it’s about non-violence in our homes, communities and schools. Peace Day is therefore relevant to every human being on the planet and each of us has a role to play. Ultimately, it is your support that will help make it a reality. Peace Day 21 September is the starting point.

Join our Facebook communitysubscribe to our YouTube channelfollow us on Twitter and share this information with as many people as possible.

Register your support for the Global Truce on Peace Day 2012 here and find out how you can get more involved and take action on Peace Day by visiting our ‘What Can I Do’ section.

By working together there will be Peace One Day. Thank you.
Jeremy Gilley


The New York Times: Exploring a Career Before, and Beyond, ‘John and Yoko’

Tue 20 Sep 2011 - Events & Exhibitions News

IN 1968, Kevin Concannon was a 12-year-old Beatles fan when an avant-garde artist named Yoko Ono started appearing in press stories linking her with John Lennon. “It was my first exposure ever to a real live artist, and especially a real live avant-garde conceptual artist,” recalled Dr. Concannon, who has a doctorate in art history […]


Stony Brook Students and Yoko Ono IMAGINE PEACE

Tue 20 Sep 2011 - Events & Exhibitions News

“War Is Over (If You Want It)” proclaims one of the pieces at Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Exhibit. This message of peace is probably as pertinent in this generation, an era replete with wars in Libya and in the ongoing War On Terror. The exhibit, which is set to run in the Staller Art Center […]


John Lennon documentary LENNONYC wins the EMMY for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series 2011

LENNONYC wins the EMMY for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series 2011 Congratulations to: Susan Lacy, Executive Producer Stanley Buchthal, Executive Producer Michael Cohl, Executive Producer Prudence Glass, Series Producer Julie Sacks, Supervising Producer Michael Epstein, Producer & Director Jessica Levin, Producer. LENNONYC wins a PEABODY AWARD A record 38 recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards were […]

Bob Gruen’s new book ‘Rock Seen’ & upcoming events

Sun 18 Sep 2011 - Yoko reads

Bob’s book ‘Rock Seen’ is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Sept 23 – IPC Book signing
Sept 26 – Q&A 92Y TIbeca
Sept 30 – Marc Jacobs store book signing
Oct 5th – Morrison Hotel Gallery book signing

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TIME: Yoko Ono Is Following You (and 692,318 Other People)

Sat 17 Sep 2011 - Social Networks

By Graeme McMillan, TIME Magazine, September 13, 2011 Yoko Ono is more interested in the lives of strangers than you are. In fact, you might be able to make the argument that she’s more interested in the lives of strangers than anyone else, as she’s currently following 692,318 people on Twitter (as I type these words), more than any […]


Popnography: Yoko Ono is a Chart-Topping Diva Who Loves Lady Gaga

Wed 14 Sep 2011 - Music

It’s true. Not only has the 78-year-old artist hit #1 this week on the Billboard Dance Club Play singles chart with “Talking to the Universe, ” she’s also a big fan of Lady Gaga. reports that Ono is making a fierce comeback as a diva of dance music with her latest chart-topper being her seventh consecutive No. 1 dance single and her ninth overall.

“Isn’t that amazing?” Ono said. “I can’t believe it. But it’s a good song.”

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