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Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono (オノ・ヨーコ, also 小野 洋子, Ono Yōko, born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese artist, musician, author and peace activist, known for her work in ... More »Yoko Ono (オノ・ヨーコ, also 小野 洋子, Ono Yōko, born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese artist, musician, author and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to John Lennon. Ono brought feminism to the forefront in her music which prefigured New Wave music (whether she was a direct influence is still debated) and is known for her philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace and AIDS outreach programs. Yoko Ono was born in 1933 to mother Isoko Ono, the great-granddaughter of Zenjiro Yasuda of the Yasuda banking family, and to father Yeisuke Ono, a banker and one-time classical pianist who was a descendant of an Emperor of Japan. The name "Yoko" means "ocean child". Two weeks before she was born, her father was transferred to San Francisco by his employer, the Yokohama Specie Bank. The rest of the family followed soon after and Yoko met her father when she was two. Her younger brother Keisuke was born in December 1936. In 1937, her... [ Wikipedia ]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Get Animated About Real Love

The ballad of John Lennon and Yoko Ono is one made up of profound love, timeless music and questionable album artwork. Now, with a little help from your friends at PBS, a rare interview with the couple discussing their infamously intimate relationship has been released and re-imagined in ...

John Lennon And Yoko Ono's Marriage Advice Is Spot-On

John Lennon said he didn’t really know about love until he met Yoko Ono. In a series of interviews conducted between 1969 and 1972, the duo tells journalist Howard Smith the secret to their close relationship. Recently animated by Patrick Smith for PBS' Blank on Blank series, the ...

Yoko Ono Pratt Institute Honorary Degree

Pratt Institute has announced their list of 2014 honorary degree recipients, which includes designer Karim Rashid, Brooklyn Museum director Arnold Lehman, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman (who will also deliver the commencement address), and multi-media artist Yoko ...

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Explain Their Love in Animated 'Blank on Blank' Clip

" The episode, "John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Love," comes from interviews conducted between 1969 and 1972 by Howard Smith, and features the voices of the Beatle and his spouse explaining their relationship a few years after they had met. The interview has been whimsically animated by ...

John Lennon audio interviews surface on 'I'm Not the Beatles'

Published: Thursday, April 17 2014 3:50 p.m. MDT "I'm Not the Beatles: The John & Yoko Interviews" is now on CD, six radio interviews conducted with John Lennon and Yoko Ono from 1969-72. John Lennon and Yoko Ono were interviewed by rock journalist Howard Smith six times from ...

New Methane Leak Data Adds Doubt About Future Of Natural Gas As 'Bridge' Fuel

(AP Photo/LM Otero) In this file photo of Jan. 17, 2013, Yoko Ono, left, and her son Sean Lennon visit a fracking site in Franklin Forks, Pa., during a bus tour of natural-gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania. Ono and Lennon have formed a group called “Artists Against ...

Don’t Stand There. The Dance Cartel Wants You to Shake It!

Appearances on “Conan,” with the musician and comedian Reggie Watts, and in a Yoko Ono video followed. The latest version of the Cartel’s show, “On the Floor: Remix,” which includes a retro chanteuse, a D.J. and an all-female Brazilian drum line, opened on Thursday night and runs through ...

Neil Patrick Harris’ ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ gets rave reviews

... holds nothing back and plays it any way but safe in Michael Mayer’s exhilarating production.” The opening night was attended by a host of stars including actor Sam Rockwell, couple Justin Long and Amanda Seyfried, Yoko Ono, U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks...

Christina Hendricks and Amanda Seyfried don matching blazers for Hedwig And The Angry Inch Broadway...

Also, in attendance was Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Yoko Ono, and Kelly Ripa. Big lights in the audience: Anna Wintour arrived in a eye-catching getup Neil Patrick Harris plays Hedwig, a transgender East German performer who explains her tortured path from Berlin to a mobile home in ...

Tavern on the Green set for revival with bucolic styling, modern menu

For much of the 1970s and ’80s, Tavern hosted the likes of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Yankee ballplayers and virtually every Broadway opening night party — all pulled in by the over-the-top showmanship of LeRoy. But extravagance, a worsening reputation, and (some ...

Why Female Nudity Isn't Obscene, But Is Threatening to a Sexist Status Quo | Soraya Chemaly

The works of Lorna Simpson, Judy Chicago, Ana Medieta, Carolee Schneemann, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Hanna Wilke and so many others speak to identity, race, sex and class, using women's naked bodies to do it. For years Alvarez Errecald's work has incorporated her naked body in order to ...

First Listen: The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, 'Midnight Sun' : NPR

Lennon, as you may know, is the only child of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Muhl is a successful fashion model and Lennon's significant other of eight years. Midnight Sun is their second proper album together. Try this while listening: Imagine what your opinion would be if you didn't know ...

Kate Moss plants a kiss on original playboy and theatre impresario Michael White as she presents him...

Last year a film was released about him - The Last Impresario – which featured interviews from those whose lives and careers he helped shape – such as Kate, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Yoko Ono. The director was educated at the Sorbonne in Paris and produced his first West End play at ...

Annie Leibovitz talks Taschen book, Miley Cyrus, John & Yoko

It sells for $2,500 and comes with its own table, but the true richness can be found in the pictures, from Queen Elizabeth to R2-D2, from "The Sopranos" cast arranged like "The Last Supper" to her most famous image: Yoko Ono and a nude John Lennon embracing on their floor only hours ...

North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes Warn Of Oil's Environmental Impact

(AP Photo/LM Otero) In this file photo of Jan. 17, 2013, Yoko Ono, left, and her son Sean Lennon visit a fracking site in Franklin Forks, Pa., during a bus tour of natural-gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania. Ono and Lennon have formed a group called “Artists Against ...

Through music, Pussy Riot raises its voice and issues call to action

For the Pussy Riot activists, all the attention and interest was an extension of the vocal support from the West they heard during their trial and two-year imprisonment, arriving from artists that include Yoko Ono and Madonna. "The support was incredibly important," says Tolokonnikova. ...

How Beatles manager Brian Epstein made the Rock Hall of Fame

“It was that passion that encouraged me to meet the band, audition them and eventually to sign them.” In one of several testimonials to Epstein that Lewis personally elicited and which have just been added to the official Brian Epstein website, Yoko Ono writes, “At the point that Brian ...

New Book Provides Backstage Pass to Rock History

One of the few journalists to sit down with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, she offers fascinating quotes, but her rose-colored glasses are off when describing their reclusive, self-centered life in New York. Robinson has a knack for getting subjects to share revealing personality traits that ...

Yes, A Woman Is 'Giving Birth' To A Painting In This Very NSFW Video

She follows in the footsteps of a long line of provocative artists -- Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Franco B -- who have used forms of nudity as a means of artistic disruption. For more on the world of contemporary performance art, check out Casey Jenkins's "Vaginal Knitting" here. Italian ...

The Marketability of Your Cause and Charity | Eli Verschleiser

As Yoko Ono said "There is an incredible joy in giving". With all that being said, there comes a hard part -- marketing your charity. Many founders, organizers and other leaders find that without constant reason, it is quite difficult to solicit money, services and support on an ongoing ...

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