Photographer Henry Diltz Gets Onboard the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Mentoring Mission

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Yoko Ono has announced the return to New York City of The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (Lennon Bus) presented by Other World Computing (OWC), the premier non-profit 501(c)(3) state-of-the-art mobile production facility.

 

In keeping with this year's theme of "activism," the event will kick off at 10:00 a.m. from the steps of New York City Hall with a "Bed-In" featuring Ringo Starr, Jeff Bridges, iconic rock photographer and Morrison Hotel Gallery co-owner Henry Diltz, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Speaker of the NYC Council Corey Johnson.

The group will come together to inspire student activism in honor of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's legendary non-violent protests in support of world peace.

This event is open to the public
The John Lennon Tour Come Together NYC Residency Launch
Thursday, September 13th @ 10:00 AM
City Hall Steps, Broadway & Murray Street, NYC

Renowned Photographer Henry Diltz Gets Onboard With the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Mentoring Mission in NYC

Apart from his history-making career as a Beatle and beyond, the late John Lennon was known for his work to promote unity through art and music - from holding bed-ins to bringing together a talented group of artists to record "Give Peace a Chance."


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The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus rolled out in 1998 with the intention of continuing that legacy of love. On September 13th, photographer Henry Diltz is proud to be taking part in the annual Come Together NYC event featuring the John Lennon Bus.

Hosted by technology company OWC and co-hosted by Sleep Club, the Lennon Bus travels to underprivileged areas in the U.S. in order to mentor students and offer them the hands-on experience of creating music and digital media in a top-of-the-line recording and production studio.

Diltz, the co-founder and co-owner of Morrison Hotel Gallery (with locations in NYC, L.A., and Maui) will spend the day of the event on the bus mentoring three students in the art of photography. He'll also be photographing the happenings at the Come Together NYC City Hall event.

The event will get started at 9:30 a.m. in front of the New York City Hall and will celebrate the launch of the Lennon Bus's month-long residency in the city. 2018 Artist Ambassadors for the Lennon Bus NYC kickoff are Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, and Jeff Bridges, as well as Diltz.

Diltz photographed Starr earlier this year for the start of his 2018 All Starr Band tour - a tour that will continue at Radio City Music Hall the evening after the Come Together event.


 

Diltz's recent photographs of Starr will be on display and for sale at the reception, with a percentage of the sales going to support the Lennon Bus.

The mission of The Lennon Bus program is to provide students access to music, audio, video, and broadcast technology. As the primary bus tours the U.S., its sister bus travels throughout Europe, bringing media production educational opportunities to children around the world.


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The NYC Mayor's Office, NYC Council, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the NY State Assembly are partners in the Come Together NYC event. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by Yoko Ono Lennon and the following sponsors and contributors:

Apple, Inc., Other World Computing, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Nearpod, Juniper Networks, Yamaha, Securematics, Neutrik, The NAMM Foundation, Ruckus Wireless, Avid, Audio-Technica, Genelec, K&M Stands, Sonnet Technologies, Focusrite, SSL, NewTek, Reflecmedia, Viprinet, Baker & McKenzie, Litepanels, Clear-Com, Anton/Bauer, AJA, Copperpeace, Applied Acoustics Systems, Mobile Roadie, McDSP, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, Noise Industries, iZotope, Mad Mimi, Ableton, Mackie, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, Keyboard Magazine, SKB, and LiveU.



To learn more about the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and see its schedule, please visit http://www.lennonbus.org/.

About The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by OWC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility. In its 21st year, with the very newest technology and gear, the Bus continues to be dedicated to providing young people with tours of the studios, participation in free digital media production workshops, and the production of giant peace signs. Assisted by three on-board engineers, students can learn how to write, record, and produce original songs, music videos, documentaries, and live multi-camera video productions - all in one day!

The Lennon Bus is highly adaptable, designed to provide students, their schools and communities with performances, hands-on demonstrations, remote recordings, and studio sessions customized for their needs, levels of experience and interest. The Bus travels the country visiting schools, music and technology conferences and events, and partners with communities and media outlets to call attention to the importance of arts and digital media education.

All projects created on board are available for viewing on YouTube.

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About Morrison Hotel® Gallery
Morrison Hotel® Gallery was founded in 2001 by former record company executive Peter Blachley, music retail industry professional Richard Horowitz, and legendary music photographer Henry Diltz. In 2012, author, director and photographer Timothy White joined the team, launching an additional West Coast gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. In 2016, the gallery launched its third location at Mick Fleetwood's General Store in Maui, Hawaii.

Morrison Hotel Gallery is the world's leading brand in fine art music photography representing over 125 of the world's finest music photographers and their archives. Their vast catalog of photography encompasses jazz, blues, and rock imagery spanning several generations through to today's contemporary music artists and now includes iconic photographs in the world of Hollywood celebrity and sports as well. Morrison Hotel Gallery has a robust online presence, featuring over 100,000 images searchable by photographer, music artist, band or concert. www.morrisonhotelgallery.com

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