John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s bed-in tie-in event at Fort la Reine Museum.

Summertime in Portage la Prairie means strawberries, fairs, and the much anticipated Heritage Day at Fort la Reine Museum.

In recognition of the 45th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Onos bed-in for peace, executive director and museum curator Tracey Turner is holding a number of events on Saturday that tie into the Give Peace A Chance exhibit.

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/2014/07/17/heritage-day-focuses-on-peace

‘Utopia’, features a spoken-word snippet from Yoko

http://thequietus.com/articles/15758-chicks-on-speed-interview

Your new single, ‘Utopia’, features a spoken-word snippet from Yoko Ono. How did the collaboration come about?

Melissa Logan: We played with her before, at the B-52′s silver anniversary in New York [in 2002]. At the time, she had a lot of bodyguards around it was very hard to approach her. We wanted to work with her and she ignored us. So we went to a lecture [Ono was giving] and recorded her and put it on the ‘Utopia’ song. We were like naughty school-kids. We wanted her attention basically.

Are you concerned at what her response might be?

ML: Peter Weibel [noted Austrian artist], who is also on the new record, said, ‘Don’t worry.’ He’s friends with her music manager and there’ll be no problem. I guess we’re covered.

Jim Hudges

Never heard of this guy before.

JIM HODGES: GIVE MORE THAN YOU TAKE A survey of the 25-year career of the New York-based installation artist, who has said that when he started out he wanted to sit between Yoko Ono and Richard Tuttle on the bus of art history. Hodges makes poetic, fragile works in a variety of media, from colored cloth to pencil, gold leaf and ink. Through Sept. 1. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100, http://www.icaboston.org

Classic album covers without the deceased band members

http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/classic_album_covers_without_the_deceased_band_members

Classic album covers without the deceased band members

July 15, 2014 by Matt Crane
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Classic album covers without the deceased band members

After the sad news of iconic drummer Tommy Ramones recent passing, an image of the Ramones debut LP began circulating with only Tommy on the cover. As Dangerous Minds points out, eventually an image without even Tommy turned up, as the final member on the cover had finally passed. Now, a Tumblr has been unearthed of classic album covers with the deceased band members removed,

http://liveiseedeadpeoples.tumblr.com/page/21

POSTERS by John Lennon and Yoko Ono will share wall space with photos taken at the recent Bentley blockade in a new exhibition called Protest Songs: Artful Actions

Art by John Lennon to share wall space with Bentley photos

Andy Parks | 16th Jul 2014 5:00 AM

POSTERS by John Lennon and Yoko Ono will share wall space with photos taken at the recent Bentley blockade in a new exhibition called Protest Songs: Artful Actions opening at the Lismore Regional Gallery on Friday.

Lismore Regional Gallery
Adresse : 131 Molesworth St, Lismore NSW 2480, Australie
Téléphone :+61 2 6622 2209

http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/spotlight-on-art-activism/2319718/

http://www.lismoregallery.org/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-PWN-64-58-20

Protest Songs: Artful Actions
19 JULY 6 SEPTEMBER 2014
GALLERIES 1, 2, VICKI FAYLE & SCREEN GALLERY

Protest Songs includes artists and activists who use art or creative means to give visibility to issues.

BENNY ZABLE, WANAGI ZABLE-ANDREWS, BOAT-PEOPLE, DAVID McDIARMID, THERESE RITCHIE, CHIPS MACKINOLTY, ARIS PRABAWA, RAQUEL ORMELLA, YHONNIE SCARCE, RICHARD BELL, DEBORAH KELLY & TINA FIVEASH, THE KNITTING NANNAS AGAINST GREED AND GAS, ALEX SETON, ZANNY BEGG, MONA MORADVEISI, MURTAZA ALI, JAFARI, SAYED HADI HUSSEINI & collaborators from THE REFUGEE ART PROJECT

Also including: ABC TV footage documenting the Yirrkala Bark Petitions story, formative political posters by artists including Carol Porter, Tomi Ungerer, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Guerrilla Girls, Keith Haring, Leonie Lane, Alison Alder, Michael Callaghan, Ruth Waller and Marie McMahon, political cartoons by Mark Lynch, Peter Lewis, Jos Valdman and David Rowe, YouTube clips, Save The Trees – Terania by Paul Joseph, PRDCTVSM, film by David Lowe and powerful photographs from the recent Bentley Blockade near Lismore by David Lowe, Dean Sewell, Alex Clarke and Trevor Farrell. Curated by Kezia Geddes

nachtschatten – nicht-liebesgedichte

New book of poems inspired by Yoko and Gunther Grass.

Leseprobe(from the publisher):
Inspiriert von Ingeborg Bachmann, Yoko Ono und Gther Grass schrieb Stefan Bayer Gedichte, die keine Liebesgedichte sein wollen, manche von ihnen sind es dennoch umso mehr.Es sind kurze Ployers f das Festhalten des Augenblicks und f ein Aufbegehren gegen die Zustde in unserer Gesellschaft

Googletranslated to:

Inspired by Ingeborg Bachmann, Yoko Ono and Gther Grass wrote Stefan Bayer poems that want to be no love poems, some of them are still even more. There are short plea for the retention of the moment and for a revolt against the conditions in our society

nachtschatten
Stefan Bayer
ISBN 10: 3902975083
ISBN 13: 9783902975089
Untertitel: nicht-liebesgedichte

Erscheinungsjahr: 2014
Erschienen bei: Verlagshaus Hernals
Einband: Taschenbuch
Ma: 211x118x20 mm
Seitenzahl: 98
Gewicht: 131 g
Sprache: Englisch, Deutsch
Autor: Stefan Bayer

Bleachers – While Hanging Out With Jack Antonoff

http://www.vulture.com/2014/07/jack-antonoff-hangout-things-you-learn.html

He also talked Yoko Ono into being on the album. I love Yoko not the spectacle the artist, he says, Like, I love what she does, I love how she represents these lines of Is it art because its Yoko or is it art because its brilliant? So when he had the idea for a Yoko-type part on a song, he just thought he might as well ask. She came in the studio, he says, And its just like she was everything you thought shed be. She would do things that were bizarre and then she would do things that were brilliant, and then she would do things that you didnt understand if they were bizarre or brilliant. I love artists that are making you look really deep, you know, and make you wonder. Not very few people have that
power.