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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

John Lennon remembered in Wichita KS and across the world

It has been 30 years since John Lennon died, gunned down in front of his home in New York City. He is most famous for being a member of the Beatles, maybe the most influential rock band of the 20th century. He was an Icon on his own, with several solo albums and some done with his wife, Yoko Ono.
In Wichita, a memorial celebration took place at the Naked City Gallery in Old Town, Wednesday night. Musician played his music, much of it music he did with the Beatles and the night included poetry reading.
The event was sponsored by KMUW, KPTS, Naked City Magazine, The Peace and Social Justice Center, Kansas Acoustic Arts Association, Kansas Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution, Poetic Justice and The Kansas Medical Cannabis Network.
Musical groups included Ken and Julie, Delores and The Pickin’ Fretter, Trevor Stewart, and Shawn Craver.
-សតិវ អតុ
Other people, across the country, celebrated this event.

NEW YORK (AP) -- John Lennon's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future. On the 30th anniversary of Lennon's murder outside his Manhattan apartment building, admirers played his music nearby at Strawberry Fields and placed flowers on a mosaic named for his song "Imagine." The steady stream of visitors represented the range of people who love Lennon, from those who watched his career unfold as it happened to those who know only his music. In Liverpool, where Lennon was from, hundreds were expected to gather for a vigil Wednesday around the Peace and Harmony sculpture, recently unveiled by Lennon's former wife, Cynthia, and their son Julian in Chavasse Park.
Ken and Julie played some Beatle favorites at the Naked City Gallery Wednesday night.

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