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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 ]

Chicks on Speed, Julian Assange, Yoko Ono and Others Join Forces for 'Artstravaganza' | Logan Lynn

... Melissa Logan and Alex Murray-Leslie in collaboration with "leading contemporary artists, activists, producers and a princess", including: Julian Assange, Yoko Ono, Peter Weibel, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Christopher Just, Oliver Horton, Angie Seah, Anat Ben-David and a whole slew of others...

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 ...

10 In-Band Feuds

Many fans believe the Yoko Ono was the main reason why The Beatles broke up. But it was constant fighting between all the members of the group, George Harrison was complaining that most of his songs weren't making it on the albums, Ringo Starr left the band for a few weeks, Paul ...

Paul McCartney Locks In Two U.S. Tour Dates, More to Come

McCartney appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone last year and, in addition to talking about New, said that he had finally settled his differences with Yoko Ono, going so far as to call her a "badass. " "I thought, 'If John loved her, there's got to be something. He's not stupid,'" he ...

Galleries: Ready, set . . . play!

Allan McCollum and Matt Mullican - the more "senior" of the show's artists, along with Yoko Ono - collaborated on Your Fate, a wood game board with felt inserts in which a player picks up dice imprinted with graphic symbols commonly used by Mullican in his art, and tosses them on the ...

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 ...

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 ...

'Wonderkid,' by Wesley Stace

Frequent allusions to rock 'n' roll lore - the Wonderkids have their Yoko Ono, their Altamont and so on - will keep readers of the likes of NME and Mojo spotting the references. In its last third, "Wonderkid" breaks away from the road-diary format. Though the family band premise can't ...

Monty Python forced to cancel plans for U.S. tour because Michael Palin is 'too busy' with solo show...

Cleese tweeted that Eric was ‘Yoko Idle’ — a reference to Yoko Ono’s role in causing tension among The Beatles. However, the new stage show will begin in July, with Jones revealing it will feature dance routines performed by scantily clad dancers. He said: ‘Eric Idle is directing and has ...

Kristen Wiig shows off slender figure in edgy geometric leather dress at Hateship Loveship premiere...

Also pictured in attendance at the Tuesday premiere were Kristen’s co-star Sami Gayle as well as Yoko Ono, amongst many others. Elegant: Actress Heather Matarazzo (left) attended in a little black dress and black pointed toe flats, while actress Louisa Krause wore a green vest teamed ...

Classy Nantz looks the other way

Yankees radiocasts remain the worst listen this side of a Yoko Ono solo. Saturday, after Derek Jeter walked, John Sterling said, “That was the first walk of the game,” cueing his read of an ad for a “walk-in” medical clinic. What’s next? Sterling’s mangled calls sponsored by White-Out? ...

The St Pauls Cathedral cruciform to mark the WW1 centenary

The cathedral has run a visual arts programme for the past decade, with contributors including Antony Gormley and Yoko Ono. Judah said: “It is a great honour to have been selected to create these two new works as part of the World War I commemorations at St Paul’s Cathedral, a building ...

Q&A: Cyndi Lauper

Joni Mitchell, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the Dalai Lama (I did a concert for him and I'd like to have more time with him) and my good friend Charlie Musselwhite, the Blues Hall of Famer. He'd be a good icebreaker. If you could edit your past, what would you change? I wouldn't edit a ...

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 ...

Courtney Love Backtracks on Hole Reunion: 'Nothing Might Happen'

He gave me a Yoko Ono box set when I was pregnant. Which I threw at his head. I wasn't really a fan. " ...

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 ...

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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