Visit the TALKING TO THE UNIVERSE webpage with brand new remixes by Ralphi Rosario & Chris The Greek. Enjoy the music, leave your messages in the music timeline and Tweet to The Universe! Keep checking back – more tracks coming soon! Download the mixes on the first EP from the iTunes Music Store here.
Music has always been a major part of Yoko Ono’s life, from those legendary days as John Lennon’s iconic partner to the recent dance floor hits she has been delighting us with. Just how was the Yoko legend born? How does one reconcile such strong political ideals with a wicked sense of style? In time […]
LINDA McCARTNEY : LIFE IN PHOTOGRAPHS BONNI BENRUBI GALLERY, NYC JUNE 2ND – JULY 29TH, 2011 As women artists, we were branches of the same tree called INVISIBLE. Linda, it’s so nice to see your work being exhibited right in the center of New York City now. Each work shows your incredible sensitivity as a first […]
From 5pm June 22nd until midnight on June 23rd, in recognition of INTERNATIONAL WIDOW’S DAY, Yoko Ono’s participatory artwork MY MOMMY IS BEAUTIFUL will be projected on the General Assembly west side wall of the United Nations Headquarters, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, USA. MY MOMMY IS BEAUTIFUL On June 23rd, INTERNATIONAL WIDOW’S […]
Make Music New York Special Programs Yoko Ono’s Secret Piece (1953) throughout Central Park from 5AM – 8AM on June 21, 2011. Celebrate the summer solstice with Yoko Ono’s meditative Secret Piece, at sunrise in Central Park. We will meet at Columbus Circle starting at 5AM. Bring any musical instrument or just your voice, and we […]
YOKO ONO MAKES SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE WITH YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA FOR BIG IN JAPAN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL KCRW’S World Festival SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011 AT 7:00 PM Yoko Ono joins Yellow Magic Orchestra in a special guest appearance for Big in Japan at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, June 26 a 7 p.m. […]
Upload your father’s photo to the MY DADDY IS BEAUTIFUL groups on Facebook or Flickr.
Write his name, a note about him, to him and to yourself.
If it gets to be a love letter, a poem or a very long message or as long as a novel (!), that’s fine. Make sure to squeeze him with big hugs and kisses in your mind and send it with a sprinkle of i ii iii. love,
Yoko Ono Lennon
for Fathers Day: Sunday 19th June 2011
Happy Birthday, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi!
Along with many others around the world, I was so happy to hear about your release from detention last November.
My birthday wish for you and the people of Burma is that all prisoners of conscience still behind bars in Burma are released!
A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together is reality.
19th June 2011
On June 19 Bang on a Can returns with its incomparable 13-hour FREE super-mix of ear-bending music featuring over 150 astounding musicians and composers from throughout the world, co-presented by the River to River Festival® and arts>World Financial Center! Be at World Financial Center’s Winter Garden at 11AM (sharp!) for the outdoor kick-off on the plaza featuring the […]
June 2011 Dear Yoko Ono and IMAGINE PEACE readers I hope you are well and things are going smoothly as you continue to work and help rebuild Japan. I’ve been following the tireless efforts Yoko is making. She is such a wonderful role model for me for generously sharing her time, energy and resources. I […]
John Lennon in gold for charity from Coins Weekly A one-off strike of the GBP 5 John Lennon silver coin in 22 carat gold is to be auctioned by the Imagine Appeal. The auction will be conducted by Bonham’s on 29th June. Numismatic history was made last year when the production of a new Alderney […]
On April 3, internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained at the Beijing airport while en route to Hong Kong, and his papers and computers were seized from his studio compound.
We members of the international arts community express our concern for Ai’s freedom and disappointment in China’s reluctance to live up to its promise to nurture creativity and independent thought, the keys to “soft power” and cultural influence.
Low budget documentary films are quickly becoming the voice of activists. This one is no exception. It is one of the must sees. The strong title matches the film made with passion and love for justice. yoko In 1997, 19-year-old culinary student Paco Larrañaga was arrested for the kidnap, rape, and murder of […]
Reading the lyrics after so many years made me choke up. NOW OR NEVER! It works now. The lines “Are we gonna keep shooting the ones that try to change, Are we gonna keep thinking it won’t happen to us” were hard to read. When I wrote those lines, John and I were a proud and happy couple, believing that it would make a difference to speak out. And I think it did. I didn’t know that John was the one who would be shot to death for trying to change… But they couldn’t kill him. His spirit is still alive and growing inside all of us. yoko
Yoko Ono Lennon, Memorial Day, 30 May 2011
History students at the University of Chester are appealing for help in identifying plants that could have grown in John Lennon’s childhood home as part of a major research project. The group of seven students is working on a research project to gather information which can be used in the future to recreate the authenticity […]
Dear Yoko Ono and the IMAGINE PEACE team, All your brilliant work is and has always been such an inspiration. Thank you for supporting WE MAKE PEACE in the past. We are so grateful for your kindness and help. I wanted to let you know about our new campaign for Peace Education in NYC schools. […]
Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this […]
by Alexander Zaitchik, Rolling Stone The Oscar-nominated filmmaker exposed the dirty secrets of gas drilling. Then the industry decided to play rough. One afternoon in early April, Josh Fox sits in a café near his Brooklyn home and unfurls a peculiar map of the United States. Featuring a series of red overlapping blobs stretching from […]
Yoko Ono: Ad Infinitum by Kristine Dabbay, Status Magazine Nearing her octogenarian years, YOKO ONO releases “Move on Fast” as part of her ongoing dance remix series. All the while, she continues to value everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. You can forget many things in the sixties. You might even […]
STRAWBERRY FIELDS: Central Park’s Memorial to John Lennon by Sara Cedar Miller Strawberry Fields is one of the most visited spots in Central Park and one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York City. This keepsake volume (available from Amazon.com here) is a celebration of the 2.5-acre teardrop-shaped living memorial to John Lennon’s life […]