by Aaron Voldman, Executive Director, The Student Peace Alliance Dear Friends, On MLK Day we launched a petition for bi-partisan seating at the State of the Union Address (see below & here). Throughout the last week momentum has built in support of the idea. The Hill has been aflutter with talk of “dates” to the […]
by Jefferson Hack, AnOther Magazine. Using his modern interpretation of the original Proust Questionnaire, Jefferson Hack uncovers the true mindsets of his peers John Lennon once described her as “the world’s most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does.” As well as being known as John’s wife — images […]
YOKO ONO ON THE SOAPBOX! Dear Friend, To kick-off the 3rd year of Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox, our guest is persistent-peacenik, Yoko Ono. This is a major interview and I am so honored to have Sister Yoko on the show for this Sunday (the 9th). The pre-taped interview was a paradigm shifter for me, that’s for […]
Sea Voices – interview with Yoko Ono (excerpt) Yoko Ono is an artist, singer, songwriter, musician, filmmaker and peace activist who lives and works in New York City. Q. It is said that your name translates to “Ocean Child” – that is very powerful. What does the ocean mean to you personally, and what are your reasons […]
Maggie’s Art of Hope Auction – London Art Fair 2011 Maggie’s is the official charity partner for London Art Fair 2011 and is proud to present The Art of Hope. Introducing Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, official charity partner for London Art Fair 2011 “Above all what matters is not to lose the joy of living […]
25 Things Even My Best Friends Didn’t Know Until Now by Yoko Ono From the Bottom Up: I like to wiggle my toes when I’m waiting for something – like in the waiting room of my dentist. It makes me less nervous. I like to be barefoot as much as possible. Places I’m definitely barefoot […]
THE POWER OF WORDS
Your words will run around forever to reverberate in the ocean of the world like a pebble you dropped in the water.
Let’s believe in that power – the large power that could move the mountain and the ocean. yes.
December 31st 2010
First pubished December 31st 2010 in the major national Japanese newspapers: Yomiuri Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun & Sankei Shimbun.
Making Double Fantasy was a great joy for John and me. But it was intense as well, since we were trying to finish it for the Christmas release. John knew what I was up against and protected me to the end. If it weren’t for that, the record would not have been a dialogue between […]
Yoko Ono Visited The GRAMMY Museum – 9 Oct 2010 Two-time GRAMMY winner discussed her art and the life and legacy of her late husband John Lennon In celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth on Oct. 9, 1940, two-time GRAMMY winner Yoko Ono visited the GRAMMY Museum on Oct. 3 for an […]
It’s hard to imagine, but 9 October 2010 would have been the 70th birthday of one of Britain’s most iconic musicians, John Lennon, and 8 December 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of his death. In this programme, journalist and broadcaster Nina Myskow meets Yoko Ono, whom she has interviewed on several previous occasions, for an […]
Thirty years after her husband’s death, artist Yoko Ono opens up to Esquire magazine on power, guilt, Jackie, conspiracy theories, strollers, and breaking up the Beatles
The Future is Still Now: Nam June Paik curators talk about his two Liverpool shows By Mark Sheerin, Culture 24 | 16 December 2010 Don’t go away, but think for a minute that video footage of almost any subject under the sun is only a click or two from your fingertips. To be online in […]
“John and I are in our Dakota kitchen in the middle of the night. Three cats: Sasha, Micha and Charo are looking up at John, who is making tea for us two…”
Read ‘The Teamaker’ and please share your Memories of John in the comments here.
The photo that would become the cover art of “Double Fantasy” was taken in Central Park, right in front of their home at the Dakota House. There were only a few people around as John and Yoko sat on a bench by the pond in the autumn sunset, and I asked them to kiss each other. Three months later just as the album was finished, John was gunned down. I shot the photo in color, but for some reason, the actual cover art was released in black and white.
Read more from photographer Kishin Shinoyama here.
Gallery 360° is holding the exhibition “Yoko Ono: SMILE” starting on Monday, December 6, 2010.
Pictures of smiling faces of viewers will be taken, projected and made into a film.
In order to realize the artwork, transferring a smile from person to person, please visit us to participate in the work.
Sincerely yours, Gallery 360°
Yoko Ono loves the Beatles, but in choosing her late husband’s best songs, she focused on the records Lennon made after the band’s breakup. “He felt more free,” says Ono. “He was getting down to what he was feeling. He was really speaking the truth.” “Oh My Love” 1971 In most love songs, you’re making […]
GSK Contemporary – AWARE: ART FASHION IDENTITY 2 December 2010 – 30 January 2011 The third season of contemporary art at 6 Burlington Gardens examines how artists and designers use clothing as a mechanism to communicate and reveal elements of our identity. The exhibition contains work by 30 emerging as well as established international contemporary […]
Some of Japan’s top artists gather each year to participate in the Dream Power John Lennon Super Live, a charity concert founded by Yoko Ono to donate schools to deprived children all over the world. The tenth edition of this concert will be held this year – a year that marks the seventieth anniversary of […]
Sean Lennon recently sat down with his mother, Yoko Ono — not to talk about John Lennon or The Beatles, but to talk about her life. “I was born from my mother, who is a Yasuda, and my father, who is an Ono,” Ono says. But Ono was essentially disowned from the latter family because […]
This is a beautiful step towards world peace. By imagining there’s no hunger, as John sang in his song, we express our strong desire to bring a world in which children will never again suffer from hunger or poverty. Let’s come together and help spread this message around the world.”
-Yoko Ono Lennon
Whyhunger’s global campaign “Imagine There’s No Hunger” was made possible with the generous permission and support of Yoko Ono Lennon. Purchasing the bracelet, limited edition pin or T-Shirt will help fight childhood hunger and poverty worldwide through grass roots solutions that secure basic rights to food, water, land, jobs and credit.