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Yoko Ono's 'Skylanding' installation inspires cutting-edge Chicago jazz

Yoko Ono's 'Skylanding' installation inspires cutting-edge Chicago jazz

October 12, 2016

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE - SKYLANDING, the Music of Yoko Ono, performed by the Miyumi Project. A new CD to accompany Ono's SKYLANDING installation in the Garden of the Phoenix, Jackson Park, Chicago - stay tuned at skylanding.com, where the music will begin streaming on October 17.

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Yoko Ono on Chicago, her life, and her art

Yoko Ono on Chicago, her life, and her art

July 27, 2016

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Project 120 is delighted to let you know that a major interview with Yoko Ono is now available digitally and will be featured in the August 7th Chicago Tribune Magazine. The interview talks about her connection to Chicago, her life and art.

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The Wooded Island, a Place for Peace

The Wooded Island, a Place for Peace

July 06, 2016

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We now have the opportunity to reestablish this site, and recognize it as one of the most important sites reflecting U.S.-Japan relations for over 120 years.  Yoko Ono recognized this when she first visited the original site of the Ho-o-den in 2013. For her, this site has a unique and extraordinary past and future as symbol of peace. Not just between the U.S. and Japan, but among all people and all nations. In fact, we can all use more peace, not just internationally, but locally on our streets and in our parks. She has given us an opportunity to learn about our past and create the future together.  It is our responsibility to use it.

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Jackson Park: Sacred Cows and Holy Beavers

June 15, 2016

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"Project 120 has engaged the nation’s foremost expert on Frederick Law Olmsted, Patricia O’Donnell of Heritage Landscapes, LLC, for advice about park design. Working for GLFER is the outstanding young CPD ecologist, Lauren Umek, who analyzes and suggests the very best ecological practices for management of the special treasure that is Jackson Park. We are so lucky." - Frances Vandervoort, Jackson Park Advisory Council and Washington Park Conservancy

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Geoffrey Baer answers viewer question about the history of the Japanese garden

Geoffrey Baer answers viewer question about the history of the Japanese garden

January 14, 2016

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The history of the Japanese garden actually dates back to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park. In 2013, it was renamed Garden of the Phoenix. Next is SKY LANDING by Yoko Ono in 2016.

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Dancer Sono Osato inspires Thodos' new 'Journey'

Dancer Sono Osato inspires Thodos' new 'Journey'

January 06, 2016

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Chicago Tribune reports about the intertwined stories that have coalesced in Thodos' new "Sono's Journey," which will debut at the Auditorium Theater on January 9, 2016, where it all began in 1934 for 96 year-old Sono Osato.

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Obama library, Wooded Island on parks watch list in 2015

Obama library, Wooded Island on parks watch list in 2015

December 30, 2015

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December 30, 2015 Hyde Park Herald article summarizing  some of the 2015 activities in the South Parks, including the Obama Library, Wooded Island, and SKY LANDING by Yoko Ono. 

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Hyde Park Herald Project 120 Update

Hyde Park Herald Project 120 Update

December 16, 2015

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“These parks were designed as one system, for one Chicago,” Karr said. On December 16, 2015, the Hyde Park Herald reported on remarks made by Karr during his recent presentation entitled “The South Parks: Our American Story” at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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Chicago Tribune reports on SKYLANDING, Yoko Ono's first permanent art piece in the Americas

Chicago Tribune reports on SKYLANDING, Yoko Ono's first permanent art piece in the Americas

June 12, 2015

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Yoko Ono had much love for Chicago on Friday as she joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel to announce a public art installation she will design for Jackson Park.

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ArchDaily reports on Project 120 Chicago

ArchDaily reports on Project 120 Chicago

January 16, 2015

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ArchDaily, the world's most visited architecture website, reports "Today, Project 120 is working alongside the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and Patricia O'Donnell of Heritage Landscapes LLCto recreate much of Olmsted’s work in a way that is both environmentally stable and attractive to the public."

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