Yoko Ono News

STARKILLERS Remix of Fagault & Marina 'Tonight' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Having worked on remixes with everyone from Armin Van Buuren, NERVO, Rihanna & Shakira, Pitbull, David Guetta, Paul van Dyk and noted collaborations with the likes of Nadia Ali, Inpetto and Anger Dimas, perennial U.S. favorite Starkillers has teamed up with Russian DJ Duo Fagault & Marina for the debut release of “Tonight” featuring on vocals. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Versatile BECK Brings Endless Energy to Spectacular PPAC Concert
by Robert Barossi - Jul 27, 2014

In the name of full disclosure, I will admit to having no idea what to expect upon arriving at Providence Performing Arts Center on Saturday night for Beck's one-night-only appearance. Beck's songs had certainly been part of the soundtrack of my early college years, back in the mid-to-late 1990s. Since, the, though, I truthfully had no idea what he had been up to. As it turns out, he's spent the better part of twenty years honing and fine tuning his skills as a singer, musician and all around entertainer, skills which he brought out in full force in front of the large and enthusiastic Providence crowd. (more...)

Ron Howard to Helm New BEATLES Documentary Based on Early Touring Years
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced today that they will produce a new authorized documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles' career - the touring years. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Bassist and Composer Charlie Haden
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Yesterday, Charlie Haden passed away at 76. He was one of the most respected bassists and jazz composers today. His legendary, groundbreaking work with Ornette Coleman in the 60's is just one highlight of this three-time Grammy winner's illustrious career. (more...)

Meredith Monk to Celebrate 50th Anniversay of Performing with Concerts Throughout New York City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

New York City will resound with the sound of Meredith Monk's music as her 50th anniversary is celebrated far and wide in venues large and small—from (Le) Poisson Rouge to Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall to its Weill Recital and Stern Auditorium to BAM's Harvey Theater—over the next year. (more...)

'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America' & 'Grammy Awards' Receive 8 EMMY Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A GRAMMY® Salute' has received six Emmy® Award nominations, and the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast has received two in recognition of outstanding production excellence. (more...)

Karsh Kale Will Return to Joe's Pub at The Public, 6/28, 8/2 & 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

'Visionary composer and producer' (Billboard) Karsh Kale returns to Joe's Pub at The Public with a series of Collective Sessions. The band is John Shannon on guitars and vocals, Rajeev Maddela on drums and percussion, Rajna Swaminathan on mridangam, and Kale on tabla, keyboards and electronics. The shows are on Saturdays, June 28 (11:30PM), August 2 (Midnight) and 23 (11:30PM). Tickets are $18 in advance / $23 at the door, and available: www.joespub.com or 212-967-7555. (more...)

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger to Open for Beck at PPAC, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT), fronted by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, will open for the BECK at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Saturday, July 26 at 8P. (more...)

Stephen Emmer's 'International Blue' Set for 9/16 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Stephen Emmer's latest offering International Blue (Release date September 16th) pays tribute to the rare art of the pop crooner. As an accolade to this touch of elegance within the pop realm, International Blue infuses a modern twist to the genre with contemporary sounds & beats, studio techniques, insights and lyrical meaning in ten new and original compositions. A celebration of the epic chamber music pop of Burt Bacharach, Scott Walker, Nick Cave and Bowie, it features four of the great baritone singers in the UK today; Midge Ure (Ultravox), Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Liam McKahey (Cousteau) and Neil Crossley (Furlined). and was mixed and produced by the legendary Tony Visconti at Abbey Road Studios and Avator Studios in NYC. (more...)

Cellist Maya Beiser to Release Next Album, UNCOVERED, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

"Cello goddess" (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser releases her next album Uncovered on August 26, 2014 on the Innova label, followed by aUS tour in September 2014 to cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more (tour schedule to be announced in early July). Uncovered is an album of startling classic rock tunes, re-imagined and re-contextualized, in stunningly moving performances by Maya Beiser. A cover tune can be an homage to the original, but these "uncovers," in new arrangements by Evan Ziporyn, attempt to do more - to evoke the unprecedented power of the music of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Janis Joplin, Howlin' Wolf, King Crimson, Muddy Waters, and AC/DC as musical masterpieces and as totems of our collective consciousness. (more...)

Chris Doyle Transforms Times Square Into a Flourishing Canyon with its Animal Inhabitants Throughout July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Chris Doyle will transform the concrete jungle of New York City's Times Square into a flourishing canyon landscape for three minutes every night in July as part of Midnight Moment. The artist's film, titled Bright Canyon, will premiere just beforemidnight on Tuesday, July 1st, and play every night throughout the month from 11:57 p.m. to midnight on Times Square's electronic billboards.Midnight Moment is a monthly presentation of The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. The July MidnightMoment is presented in partnership with Andrew Edlin Gallery. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCK & ROLL'S GREATEST LOVERS Shares the Inspirational John Lennon and Yoko Ono Love Story
by Shari Barrett - Jun 14, 2014

The World Premiere of ROCK & ROLL'S GREATEST LOVERS, with music by Anzu Lawson and Joerg Stoeffel, book and lyrics by Anzu Lawson, tells the Romeo and Juliet story of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, two rebels from opposite ends of the world who stood together in the name of LOVE only to face every kind of hate and tribulation. The 60 minute production of selected songs from the play is directed by Nell Teare, presented at the Lillian Theater during the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Jewish Museum & Bang on a Can Form New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can are launching a new partnership to produce a series of dynamic musical performances at the Museum from June 2014 to May 2015. Inspired by the Jewish Museum's diverse slate of exhibitions, the five programs will take place throughout the year across the Museum at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan. The partnership kicks off with Asphalt Orchestra performing during the Museum Mile Festival on June 10, followed by a July 10 concert featuring works by Minimalist composers such as Philip Glass and Louis Andriessen in conjunction with Other Primary Structures, an exhibition of global sculpture from the 1960s. (more...)

The Pillow Presents Exclusive UNREAL HIP-HOP, 6/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

Jacob's Pillow Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff brings together some of today's most innovative hip-hop dancemakers for a new, Pillow-exclusive production. Unreal Hip-Hop features the diverse styles of Brooklyn-based crew Decadancetheatre, b-girl Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie, freestyle and pop 'n' lock duo The Wondertwins, plus the musical stylings of DJ Boo. These artists can only be seen together at the Pillow, June 25-29 in the Doris Duke Theatre. (more...)

ROCK & ROLL'S GREATEST LOVERS Coming to Hollywood Fringe, 6/7-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The controversial and sometimes tumultuous relationship between former Beatle John Lennon and avant-garde artist Yoko Ono is the focus of the new musical play "Rock & Roll's Greatest Lovers" opening at 3:45 p.m. June 7 at the Lillian Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way in Hollywood as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Names Melissa Chiu as New Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Melissa Chiu, museum director and senior vice president for Global Arts and Cultural Programs for the Asia Society in New York City, has been named director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, effective Sept. 29. (more...)

Verboten Announces June 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Verboten swings into summer, heating up the dancefloor with a stellar June lineup that brings the likes of Nosaj Thing, Martyn, Worthy, Maya Jane Coles, and Paco Osuna, plus indie dance series Zeitgeist with Moon Boots, Bag Raiders, The Juan Maclean, and many more to Brooklyn's newest clubbing hotspot. Verboten also continues its successful Sunday DJ Brunch series, offering delicious brunch fare everySunday alongside track selections from Lee Curtiss, jozif, Yousef, Signal Flow, Fritz (from Azari & III) and more. (more...)

BAX Announces 2014 Space Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange is excited to announce our 2014 Summer and Fall Space Grant Recipients. The Space Grant Program is designed to give choreographers, playwrights, and multi-disciplinary artists the opportunity to create new work in a setting that is conducive to working deeply and exploring new territory. (more...)

PULSE FESTIVAL: A Credible, Likeable Superstar
by Guest Blogger: Pulse Festival - May 28, 2014

Hi this is Bryony Kimmings. I am an artist, I am an activist and I am an aunty. All the A's! About a year ago I invented a pop-star with my nine-year-old niece as a protest against the sexualisation of childhood through popular culture. (more...)

Pharrell's New Exhibition, GIRL, Opens at Galerie Perrotin in Paris
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Pharrell Williams opens a new exhibition, GIRL, at Galerie Perrotin in Paris. With the same name as his most recent album, the exhibition is meant to engage with gender and its role and standing in the art world. This exhibition comes out of the partnership of Williams and gallerist Wmmanuel Perrotin. (more...)

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