Yoko Ono celebrates birthday with Paris concert

30th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 30, 2006 (AFP) - Yoko Ono, the widow of slain Beatle John Lennon, and the couple's only son Sean, are to appear next month in a one-off performance of music, modern art and video, a Paris theatre said Monday.

PARIS, Jan 30, 2006 (AFP) - Yoko Ono, the widow of slain Beatle John Lennon, and the couple's only son Sean, are to appear next month in a one-off performance of music, modern art and video, a Paris theatre said Monday.

The performance dubbed "a meeting with the broadest public" will be staged at the Châtelet Theatre on February 18, which will also mark Ono's 73rd birthday.

Director and musician Vincent Gallo will also be involved in Ono's production, and tickets will go for just EUR 5.

The event is being staged as part of the theatre's 'Full Days' programme in which an artist can take over the building for free for a single evening performance.

Last year Ono staged a similar event with Sean Lennon and Gallo at the Tonic Nightclub in Manhattan, a haven of experimental music faced with closure.

Ono last appeared in Paris in 2003 with a recreation of her avant-garde performance work 'Cut Piece', in which the audience was invited to snip off her clothes with a pair of scissors.

The event was staged at the Ranelagh theatre as a gesture for world peace inspired in reaction to the September 11 attacks in the United States and their political fall-out worldwide.

John Lennon was shot and killed by a deranged fan in December 1980 outside his New York apartment 10 years after the Beatles disbanded and 11 years after his marriage to Ono.

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Subject: French news

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