George Michael will lend the piano on which John Lennon
composed his famous 1971 anthem "Imagine" to an
antiwar exhibit in Dallas.
The exhibition, organized by Michael's longtime
partner, Kenny Goss, will open at Goss's gallery
December 5 and will run until January 13.
"We decided to do it in Dallas, because what better place is
there to reiterate how important peace is?" Goss told
Reuters. "Dallas is [near President] George Bush's
home. It's a great place to remind people how
important it is that we find peace."
The show will focus on peace and war, illustrating three
areas that have seen tumult: Vietnam, Beirut, and
Afghanistan. Renowned war photographer Dan
McCullin's work will be displayed through the gallery
Michael announced he was gay in 1998 after being arrested
for engaging in a "lewd act" in a public restroom in
Beverly Hills, and he has had subsequent run-ins with
the law in London on suspicion of possessing illegal
He has indicated his intention to legally register his
relationship with Goss this year.
Michael is currently on a sold-out tour, his first tour in
15 years, and he launches his new album, Twenty
Five, November 13. (The Advocate)