On Friday, April 4th, The Nutopians, the award-winning seven-piece musical ensemble, will celebrate the artistry and genius of the late John Lennon with a special performance at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore NY 11706.
The band will feature songs from their newest CD “Lennon Re-Imagined,” (listen/tracks) a 16-song compilation of originally-performed Lennon-composed masterpieces from his Beatles and solo careers, as well as from their debut “Imagined: Celebrating the Songs of John Lennon,” which won the prestigious Vox Populi Independent Music Award for best tribute album in 2011. Created and led by Elektra and RCA recording artist Rex Fowler of Aztec Two Step and Atlantic recording artist Tom Dean of Devonsquare, the Nutopians were given their name by Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono. “Nutopians” is derived from the couple’s conceptual country, “Nutopia” where John was cleverly seeking diplomatic immunity as its ambassador in 1973 after being denied residency in the U.S. for his radical stance against the Vietnam War. The couple even hung a plaque inscribed “Nutopian Embassy” on their kitchen door in The Dakota. The band was invited to perform for Ms. Ono this past June 3rd when she was honored at the WhyHunger Chapin Awards celebration in New York City.
Source: Long Island Exchange
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