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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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. Gay.net 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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Coming soon to a pavement near you… The 6th year Worldwide CHALK4PEACE. The global chalk art project 4 peace: 2011 August-October. “A thousand artists in the streets on their hands and knees, drawing their own conclusions when we CHALK4PEACE…” More details at: www.chalk4peace.org www.chalk4peace.blogspot.com CHALK4PEACE Locations 2011 Aug 7 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas , VI Aug 25-26 Grundschule […]
Message from Yoko Ono Thank you, Emmanuel. You sang beautifully! Thank you. John would have been proud of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Love, yoko Singer Emmanuel Kelly wows The X Factor judges by Fiona Byrne, Herald Sun PLUCKY Melbourne singer Emmanuel Kelly is dreaming of a recording career after moving tough judges […]
YOKO ONO AGAIN REACHES THE COVETED NUMBER ONE SPOT ON BILLBOARD’S HOT DANCE CLUB PLAY CHART WITH HER LATEST SUMMER ANTHEM TALKING TO THE UNIVERSE FEATURING SCORCHING REWORKS BY RALPHI ROSARIO, DAVE AUDE, JUAN MACLEAN, EDDIE AMADOR, CHRIS COX, YIANNIS, RICHARD MOREL, HARLUM, CHRIS THE GREEK & TONY MARINOS YOKO ONO continues her […]
IMAGINE: A Sound Art Performance – Exeter Cathedral 2011 Commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a recital of John Lennon’s anti war song ‘Imagine’ will be performed on the bells of Exeter Cathedral and broadcast live online. Imagine reinvents a British folk art form to serve as a memoriam and encourage reflection upon religious tolerance […]
The International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale is distinguished from other biennials held internationally and domestically by its exclusive focus on women artists. The International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale reflects the interest in women artists in each country and their increased numbers in the art world overall. Visitors of the biennale have the opportunity to learn about the region’s historical significance that defines Incheon as an important hub city in Northeastern Asia.
by Davíð Stefánsson, The Reykjavik Grapevine I don’t know much about Jens Stoltenberg. He is a Norwegian politician and I assume he’s no better or worse than his colleagues. But I would like to elaborate on a few words delivered by Stoltenberg during a memorial service, words which have circulated the web following the terrorist […]
Well of hope for Mongolia by Roz Pulley, Cairns Sun, Australia MONGOLIA’S Gobi Desert dwellers and The Beatles may have little in common, but for Cairns humanitarian and radiographer Barry Jiggins they are inextricably linked. Barry’s passion for bringing warmth to the hospitals and orphanages of Mongolia by collecting thousands of blankets has taken up much […]
Dear Friends, Since I just came back from Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the danger of nuclear power has been very strong in my mind. Then, I read the following statement by Truthout (below). A Nuclear Weapon is a very dangerous weapon to be used by anybody and any organization. It is insanity to have its […]
On the night of August 21st 2011, the City of Reykjavik in collaboration with YOKO ONO lit IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on Viðey Island, Reykjavík, Iceland, in tribute to the victims of the 22 July attacks in Oslo and Utøya in Norway. The Norwegian authorities designated this as an official day of mourning and remembrance for […]
Message from Yoko Ono Trust in the power of human intellect. The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude that must never be repeated. Even now, sixty-six years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering. Such is the gravity of the destruction wrought […]
Yoko Ono IMAGINE PEACE: Featuring John and Yoko’s Year of Peace will be presented at the University Art Gallery in the Staller Center from September 6 through October 15. Originally organized by the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron, the exhibition was curated by Kevin Concannon and John Noga. The Staller Center […]