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Yoko Ono Plans Iceland Ceremony for Lennon's Birthday
In remembrance of what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday, Yoko Ono is planning a series of peace-promoting events in Iceland on Oct. 9. Ono will continue the annual tradition of lighting the Imagine Peace Tower, which will be followed by the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band playing a special concert.
The Peace Tower lighting, which will take place on the island of Viðey, can viewed around the world via a live feed at imaginepeace.com.
Ono will also present the LennonOno Grant for Peace biannual award, with four recipients this year instead of the usual two due to the significant birthday. This year's recipients include "Gasland" director Josh Fox, nature and culture writer Michael Pollan, author and human rights/non-violence activist Alice Walker and human rights/safety activist Barbara Kowalcyk.