Rock and roll, 62-ish, died Friday at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan after a courageous battle with poor taste. At the time of its death, rock and roll was surrounded by friends, family, and comedian Jimmy Fallon, as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon -- the former wife and son (respectively) of Beatle Jo ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musiciancontinues to chug along, and you get to help choose who makes it to Round Two. This morning's first match puts the a ... More >>
Yes, it's very, very cold today. But that did not stop Yoko Ono from launching a new art project in support of Occupy Wall Street. Well, actually the avant-garde artist is India right now. But it's the thought that counts!
On this particularly chilly afternoon, Runnin' Scared caught up with the re ... More >>
Yoko Ono rented out a big space in SoHo this weekend and held a sale of her late husband John Lennon's artworks. Lennon would have been 71 this year. A Florida-based "artist, creator of original lithographs, scholar, and author" named Gary Arsenau is accusing Ono of selling Lennon works that ... More >>
Better Than: Getting harassed by Lou Reed's manager.
There's many perfectly valid reasons to find Sean Lennon deeply dubious. The main knock on the guy is that he uses the obscene wealth and ridiculous connections to date models, to hang around in feathered fedoras, and to release solo albums per ... More >>
There are only so many people in this world who get to tell Yoko Ono to "turn your goddamn racket down" or something to that effect. The administrators at the Museum of Modern Art are apparently among those people.
Not since Gawker acquired and then did basically nothing with CityFile The Awl came along last April has an editorial unveiling been so anticipated! Capital New York -- the brainchild of former New York Observer editors Tom McGeveran and Josh Benson -- is basically going to be the New Order t ... More >>
Is that your card catalog or are you just happy to see me?Hold onto your library cards, peeps. Will Manley has released the results of the librarian sex survey that Wilson Library Bulletin refused to run in 1992 -- the one which he got fired over. The results are... less than scintillating. B ... More >>
Now that I've finally joined the twitterati kicking and screaming, I've found out why people do this thing all day.
It's sometimes to send links and information--a noble gesture, though one wonders why people appoint themselves the unpaid info spreaders of the web through eternity.
Today, Yoko Ono is busy assembling the year's most disparate backing group. After yesterday's "dress rehearsal," her reincarnated Plastic Ono Band will be performing at BAM, with guests ranging from Eric Clapton to Sean Lennon to ... the Scissor Sisters? Also included in the lineup are Mark R ... More >>
Tonight at BAM, Yoko Ono revives her Plastic Ono Band, after 30-odd years of hibernation, with fresh blood that includes some of her own (her son Sean's got a hand in it.) A gang of adventurous alt-rockers will frame her signature, pre-verbal, sound-speckled poetry at this dress rehearsal for ... More >>
Last September's Between My Head and the Sky was Yoko Ono's first record as Plastic Ono Band since 1973's Feeling the Space. John Lennon produced the first; his son Sean handled the second, and now comes word that the Plastic Ono Band will once again perform as well. So far, it's just two dat ... More >>
Show Media, the company which pioneered taxi-top ads, will be installing small rectangular art installations, including one by Fluxus artist and Beatles widow Yoko Ono, on the roofs of 500 New York cabs in January. Ono's is a version of her War Is Over poster in sign language and text.
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Photos by Angela Ashman.
It was the kind of avant-garde spectacle that fashion outsiders would mock. Models, one by one, snipped away pieces of a spiral white dress worn by a model in the center of the room, until she was left wearing nothing but a bandeau top and high-waisted briefs. But ... More >>
McDonald's has a new burger on the menu, the first new permanent item since 2001. The Angus Third Pounder--which comes in Deluxe with American cheese, lettuce, and tomato; Bacon & Cheese; and Mushroom & Swiss varieties--seems to be competing with Burger King's Steakhouse Burger and other beefier bur ... More >>
Usually we're all, "blar, we've been living here 100 years and we don't need an audio tour," even in museums where we don't know shit about shit, but here's something we might actually do: cell-phone audio commentary on city landmarks, performed by local celebrities. For example, "Yoko Ono introduce ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 7, 1961, Vol. VII, No. 7Life and ArtBy Jill JohnstonYoko Ono gave "works" at the Carnegie Recital Hall on November 24. Yoko Ono combines electronic sounds, vocal and instrumental sounds, body movement, and movement of properties in her t ... More >>
This is a good cause -- One Laptop Per Child, which strives to put computing power into the hands of needful children -- but it uses a "voice and video image of [dead man John] Lennon" to promote it. The former Beatle, dead for 28 years, tells us that, though dead, he wants to give every child " ... More >>