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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Yoko Ono, son swap memories for radio show

Yoko Ono, son swap memories for radio show

WASHINGTON — Sean Lennon is finding connections with his 77-year-old mother, Yoko Ono — not about the Beatles or John Lennon, but about her life in an interview broadcast on NPR as part of a national oral history project.

In the interview aired Friday, Ono recalls meeting her father for the first time when she was not yet 3 years old. Ono said her mother was from a very rich family, and it made her father feel insecure.

Still, Ono said her mother would send her father to work as a banker in a chauffeured car. But he would get out two blocks from his office to walk so he wouldn’t be seen with a driver.

Chimney fire damages Fleiss’ Nevada home

PAHRUMP, Nev. — A Thanksgiving Day chimney fire has ravaged part of the Nevada home of former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.

The 44-year-old Fleiss told KVVU-TV she was at the house in Pahrump, west of Last Vegas, when the fire broke out, but was unharmed.

KVVU-TV reported the fire started in a chimney that lacked a ‘‘spark arrestor,’’ a device that prevents sparks from escaping the fireplace.

Fire officials couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Black Eyed Peasto perform halftime show at Super Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Black Eyed Peas will be the featured halftime performer at the Super Bowl.

The Grammy Award-winning group will perform Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium. The announcement was made Thursday during the Dallas Cowboys’ game against the New Orleans Saints.

Since forming in 1995, The Black Eyed Peas have sold more than 28 million albums worldwide and nearly 31 million digital tracks. Their new album, ‘‘The Beginning,’’ is set for release Tuesday.

Last year’s featured performer was The Who.

— From wire reports