Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2 Days Left to $AVE $10 on Dennis Tufano Oh-9 Book!

SAVE $10 off the price of my photo book, Dennis Tufano Oh-9.
Buy the hardcover or the hard cover wrap edition and save $10 on your order when you add the coupon code GREATGIFT
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Thanks for your support and have a great holiday!

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By Linda Matlow

Friday, December 18, 2009

Photo hosting-More info on our recent switch!

We've received many emails in the past several months on *why* we had switched the Pix International web hosting from Photoshelter to Zenfolio.

Well,your not going to get any mud-slinging here,but it was a decision based on our clients preferences on how they want to view and license images for their publications,television shows,cd covers, book publishing,etc.

We're over the top happy using zenfolio.com and so are our clients!
For our celebrity content agency, Pix International,LLC ("PIXINTL") Zenfolio.com is used and Smugmug.com for our other company,"Linda Matlow" for our work for hire clients photo uploads and our general stock photo images for publication license.
Clients can quickly download images from a safe password protected area and you won't get charged for the bandwidth used for that.
We have over 90,000 images on both sites as of this writing.

Both services provide quicker workflow and uploads,excellent customer service(if you will even need it!) and a huge monthly savings too!

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Chicago Music Scene: 1960s and 1970s-Dean Milano's got it covered!

Dean Milano has been making music in Chicago since 1966, playing bass and singing in numerous bands and shows. He was there when it all happened-and has lived to tell about it.
The author takes it's viewers on a journey to a time before deejays, lip synching, and karaoke to a time when music was real and created by real musicians!

Arcadia Publishing has recently published his book, "The Chicago Music Scene: 1960s and 1970s"
This is the story of two decades of the Chicago music scene-the 1960s and 1970s, an incredibly vibrant period in urban and suburban music scenes across the country and throughout the world. Chicago was a major player throughout those decades. It was a time when jazz, rock and roll, country and western, folk, blues, and R & B flowed through the streets of Chicagoland. Much has been written about the national and international talent of that time, but not enough has been written regarding local music scenes. This story focuses on the city of Chicago (along with its suburban club scene) and the homegrown performers who made the 1960s and 1970s one of the most electrifying and memorable periods in music history. Some of those players went all the way to the big time, while others made their mark and disappeared. But they all made a difference in their own way, and for those who were there, it is a time they will never forget.

The book is done in an interesting fashion. Vintage black and white photos,many from private collections that have not been seen before add to the stories that numerous musicians provided with their personal stories and bits of info not even their fans know.

Thru the pages,I was constantly surprised at how many of these wonderful performers I've met thru my work as a photojournalist.
Rokko and The Hat was a popular local band that happened to be one of my first photo assignments with the 'Metro Entertainment Calendar" in about 1978 and are noted here.

I've never seen the early photo of the Buckinghams that is in the book with Dennis Tufano under the drum. Great composition on this photo!

The author mentions that the artists covered in the book is only a small sampling of what was happening at the time and his intent was to give a good representation of that era.To have included everyone would have taken years of research.
Perhaps with the success of this excellent compilation,he will consider!

Be sure to check out Dean Milano's site on the book! He will be doing concerts and signing parties featuring many of the bands in the book.


Dennis Tufano,original 'voice' of The Buckinghams and many other fine acts are on the tentative line-up slated for spring 2010 in Chicago:


You can purchase this book directly from the author's site at the first link.If you are in Chicago you should not have trouble picking it up from Borders Books or Barnes and Noble.

The link below is to purchase direct from Amazon.

posted by Linda Matlow-

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Save $10 on Hardcover editions of Dennis Tufano Oh-9

SAVE $10 off the price of my photo book, Dennis Tufano Oh-9.
Buy the hardcover or the hard cover wrap edition and save $10 on your order when you add the coupon code GREATGIFT
during the check out process.
You MUST add that code or the publisher will not honor the request!
This offer is good for one-time use.
*Offer valid through December 31, 2009 (11:59 p.m. PST).*

Thanks for your support and have a great holiday!

I also have a few Dennis Tufano Oh-9 books on ebay which are available for auction with FREE SHIPPING!

Click the photo below to go to the publishers site and save $10!
My photo book, Dennis Tufano Oh-9 available for sale after you've clicked the image!

By Linda Matlow

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Dennis Tufano photographs for sale!

Dennis Tufano photographs for sale!

I've made available a few images from my photo book, "Dennis Tufano Oh-9" available for sale. The images online have a watermark over them which will not appear on purchased prints. Our online site does all of the credit card fulfillment as well as printing and shipping directly to the customer. We do not receive your personal info.
I will be posting more images of Dennis as time allows!

Dennis is a partner in this project! I've been in the entertainment media for most of my adult life and I believe it's the right thing to do(and the legal thing to do too!) is to make sure that artists I would sell prints of receive an equal share of all sales. Performers need to eat too ;-)


Prints are for personal use only and may not be duplicated,published,posted on the web,online groups, social media services,etc.. These images are to frame and enjoy!

About the photographer:
Linda Matlow has been a professional photographer since 1980. Her photos have been published over 30,000 times in magazines,newspapers,books,television shows,CD covers and advertisements around the world. She is founder and President of Pix International,LLC ("PixIntl") photo feature agency with offices and affiliate offices in: Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London,Vancouver, Sydney,Paris, Berlin and Madrid.
Check the Linda Matlow,PixIntl website at: http://pixintl.com

My photo book, Dennis Tufano Oh-9 available for sale after you've clicked the image!

By Linda Matlow

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dennis Tufano announces new concert dates for 2010

Dennis Tufano announces new concert dates for 2010...More to follow !


January 29,2010 Naperville,IL. with The Cryan Shames and Ronnie Rice(Classic rock show)

September 18,2010 Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake Illinois. The Music of Bobby Darin with comedian Tim Walkoe (Bobby Darin show!)

Official Dennis Tufano site:

Check out my photo book on Dennis Tufano, Dennis Tufano Oh-9
by Linda Matlow. Clicking the photo will take you to the site!

Here is the interview Felicia Dechter did with me and Dennis that ran in SKYLINE Newspaper print and web editions!

Felicia will also be doing another story on the book for another publication! More details soon!


By Linda Matlow

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dennis Tufano Oh-9 book available now on Ebay!

My Dennis Tufano Oh-9 book available now on Ebay!

I purchased a few extra copies of Dennis Tufano Oh-9 books so everyone could save a few dollars on the shipping cost from the publisher.

The ebay auction has a fixed price with insured shipping included in the "buy it now" price! The price you see is the price that you pay !


I the auction is expired,go directly to the online store at the publisher. From there you can purchase th print edition or ebook for your ipad,iPhone or computer!

ebook: http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/94364-dennis-tufano

ebook and print:

Photo above is the book Dennis Tufano Oh-9 cover.
© 2009 Linda Matlow. All rights reserved.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Upcoming October 2009 Shows for Dennis Tufano!

Dennis Tufano adds 10/22/09 show Cumberland,Maryland

Date: Thurs. 10/22/09 Cumberland F.O.P.

Show Time: 7:30 pm

Fort Hill High School
500 Greenway Ave.
Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 777-2570

Sonny Geraci
Dennis Tufano

Ticket Price:
$15 for all shows

The official Dennis Tufano site:

Dennis Tufano adds 2 concert dates in Pennsylvania for October 2009

Date: Fri. 10/23/09
Hazleton F.O.P.

Show Time: 7:30 pm

Hazleton Senior High School
1601 W. 23rd St.
Hazleton, PA 18202
(570) 459-3232

Dennis Tufano
The Reflections

Date: Sat. 10/24/09
Susquehanna Valley F.O.P.

Show Times: 6:00 pm AND 9:00 pm

Danville Middle School Auditorium
120 Northumberland Rd.
Danville, PA 17821
(570) 271-3268 x2100

Dennis Tufano
The Reflections

The official Dennis Tufano site:

Dennis Tufano adds October 25,2009 concert date in Kent,Ohio

Date: Sun. 10/25/09 Portage County F.O.P.

Show Time: 7:00 pm

Kent Stage Theater
175 E. Main St.
Kent, OH 44240 (330) 677-5005

Dennis Tufano
The Reflections

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posted by Linda Matlow 10/17/09

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By Linda Matlow

Chicago International Film Festival announces winners


Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival, Mimi Plauché, Head of Programming, and Jesse Berkowitz, Documentary and Short Film Programmer, proudly announce the winners of the 2009 45th Chicago International Film Festival competitions. The announcement was made at the famed Pump Room at the Ambassador East Hotel.

At the Festival, Chicago audiences are able to choose from 145 films from 45 countries, showcasing both established masters and rising new filmmakers. Competitions were held in the International Feature Film, New Directors, Documentary and Short Film categories, along with a special Chicago Award for a local filmmaker. The Festival’s highest honor is the Gold Hugo, named after the mythological God of Discovery.

Award Winners:

International Feature Film Competition
Gold Hugo for Best Film to MISSISSIPPI DAMNED (US) for its powerful and uncompromising portrait of the compounding frailties and difficulties of a struggling black community.

Silver Hugo for Special Jury Award to FISH TANK (UK) for its aesthetic boldness in taking us into a grim public-housing environment and showing us the transcendent spirit of a young girl that struggles to overcome the adult lies that engulf her.

Silver Hugo for Best Director to Marco Bellocchio (VINCERE, Italy) for taking us into the privileged details of a love story so well drawn that we cannot renege on what we have felt between the two main characters.

Silver Hugo for Best Actress to Giovanna Mezzogiorno of VINCERE (Italy) for her astonishing understanding of love, its depth and its degradation.

Silver Hugo for Best Actor to Filippo Timi of VINCERE (Italy) for bringing such a commanding virility to a young Mussolini that we are both entranced and repelled by his climb to power and evil.

Gold Plaque for Best Supporting Actress to Jossie Harris Thacker in MISSISSIPPI DAMNED (US) for her character’s multiple and believable life changes that give us insight into the tragedy that jealousy, alcohol, and neglect can lead to.

Gold Plaque for Best Supporting Actor to Michael Fassbender in FISH TANK (UK) for his stunning charismatic presence that infuses life into this sad family momentarily and then absconds in shameful weakness.

Gold Plaque for Best Screenplay to Tina Mabry of MISSISSIPPI DAMNED (USA) for it's well observed unfolding character depictions in a Mississippi community that keep us both fascinated and horrified by the events that life brings.

Gold Plaque for Best Cinematography to Daniele Ciprì (VINCERE, Italy) who has taken the human face, given its images breath in every sense, and allowed us into each second of this film’s dramatic contortions.

Gold Plaque for Best Art Direction to HIPSTERS (Russia) for its infectiously colorful and imaginative sets and its stimulating counterbalancing of a modern generation set against Soviet darkness.

Silver Plaque to BACKYARD (Mexico) for its exposé of the horrible crimes of violence against women in Juarez.

The International Feature Film Competition Jury includes jury president Jacqueline Bisset (UK), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Iran), Duane Byrge (US), Pablo Cruz (Mexico), and Bruce Sheridan (New Zealand).

New Directors Competition
Gold Hugo to GIGANTE (Uruguay), a humorous and poignant story of people striving to connect in a contemporary world of isolation and loneliness. The film and its charm center on the admirably conceived central figure of the gentle, vulnerable and lovelorn giant.

Silver Hugo to MADE IN CHINA (USA), an exemplary demonstration of guerrilla film-making, shot at speed but conceived and assembled with wit, charm, coherence and a distinctively wry view of 21st century entrepreneurism.
Gold Plaque to PARTNERS (Switzerland/France). PARTNERS treats its brutal theme of the young trapped into commercial vice and violence without forfeiting affection for the victims or belief in their fundamental yearning for love and escape. We particularly admired the film’s skillful structure and excellent ensemble performances.
The New Directors Competition Jury includes Charin Alvarez (USA),Chiara Arroyo Cella (Spain), Leonardo Garcia Tsao (Mexico),and David Robinson (UK).

Docufest Competition
Gold Hugo to COOKING HISTORY (Austria/Slovakia/Czech Republic) for its originality and humor, and for presenting a view of war from an unexpected angle, so as to shock, entertain, and educate.
Silver Hugo to RACING DREAMS (USA) for revealing in an unsparing yet sympathetic way the inner life of young people aspiring to break into professional sports.
Gold Plaque in Direction to SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION (USA) for its inventive combination of historical footage, interviews, and musical performance.
The Documentary Jury includes John Russell Taylor (UK), Matt Irvine (USA), Alison Cuddy (USA).

Short Film Competition The Gold Hugo for Best Short Film goes to THE HISTORY OF AVIATION (Hungary) for successfully weaving stunning cinematography, excellent performances, beautiful costumes and tantalizing sets with an unconventional story structure to illustrate a failure in aviation history.
The Silver Hugo Grand Jury Prize for Short Film goes to GOOD ADVICE (Sweden). This film, about a ten-year old who creates audio messages for his yet-to-be-born sibling, is perfectly succinct –never missing an opportunity to engage, relate or humor in a way that moves the story toward its unexpected payoff.
The Silver Hugo for Best Animated Short Film goes to SKHIZEIN (France). The jury admires the filmmaker's ingenuous use of animation to tell the story of a man literally beside himself. This is a highly original film with extraordinary art direction that is beautifully and technically accomplished.
The Gold Plaque for Best Experimental Short Film goes to PHOTOGRAPH OF JESUS (UK) which depicts interesting and, at times, bizarre requests for photographs from the Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Director and Animator Laurie Hill did an excellent job in illustrating and bringing to life these request with the usage of animation, excellent production design, and engaging sound design.
The Gold Plaque for Best Student Short Film goes to CHERRY ON THE CAKE (UK), for its striking story line, moving metaphors, and indelible imagery.
The Gold Plaque for Best Essay Short Film goes to THE ILLUSION (Cuba). Using candid voiceover and a diaristic shooting style, The Illusion conveys a young woman's tumult in leaving her native Cuba for the first time to visit her estranged father in London.
A Special Mention for Best Ensemble Performances goes to SHORT TERM 12 (USA), which successfully rises above the conventions of the troubled teen and mental illness film sub-genres through it's affecting and detailed performances
A Special Mention for Animated Short Film goes to ATTACHED TO YOU (Sweden). Acknowledged for its stunning claymation, superb attention to detail, and compelling story line, this film takes viewers on a stirring allegorical journey of the most unique, yet most common bond that exists - the bond between a mother and her child.
The Short Film Jury includes Jacinta Banks, John Bleeden, Gabe Clinger, and Armando Ibanez

Chicago Award Competition The Chicago Award goes to WET. A well-crafted poetic film, WET is a beautiful metaphor for isolation and loneliness. It is thought-provoking, quizzical, and original.
A Special Mention goes to GIRLS ON THE WALL, an emotionally powerful piece speaking to art as a way to heal.

A Special Mention goes to AN EVENING WITH EMERY LONG. Performances are pitch-perfect. It is a meticulously crafted, character-driven slice of life.

The Chicago Award Jury Includes Kathleen Ermitage, Betsy Steinberg, and Mike McNamara

Tribute Awards
MARTIN LANDAU receives a Lifetime Achievement Award. For his cinematic brilliance and striking screen presence the Chicago International Film Festival is proud to honor Martin Landau with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

UMA THURMAN receives a Career Achievement Award. Displaying an ability to continually deliver exceptional performances, Uma Thurman has become an icon in American cinema.

WILLEM DAFOE receives a Career Achievement Award. Willem Dafoe has mesmerized audiences with his provocative performances. The Chicago International Film festival is proud to honor him with its Career Achievement Award.

PATRICE CHÉREAU receives a Career Achievement Award. Drawing from cinema, live theater, and opera, Patrice Chéreau has distinguished himself as a world-class director.

LEE DANIELS receives an Artistic Achievement Award. With each successive film, Lee Daniels solidifies himself as one of the most successful filmmakers in the industry.

GABOUREY SIDIBE receives a Breakthrough Performance Award. The Chicago International Film Festival is proud to honor Gabourey Sidibe for her emerging talent anticipating her future success and contributions to the film world.

Didn’t get a chance to see the award winning films at The 45th Chicago International Film Festival? Festival attendees will be given a second chance to see the films that took home the Festival’s top honors at “Best of Fest, “ on Wednesday October 21st at the AMC River East (322 E. Illinois St). Go to HYPERLINK "http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com" www.chicagofilmfestival.com for showtimes.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dennis Tufano Oh-9 Book the revised edition just released!

Dennis Tufano Oh-9 Book revised edition just released!
I made a typo correction on the book and the title is now referred as 'Dennis Tufano Oh-9 revised edition on the publishers site.

Thru October 15,2009 the publisher has a promotion running.

Get a FREE Softcover Book!
Buy two or more of your book in Hardcover (Dust Jacket or ImageWrap) and get one free Softcover. Just add one Softcover to your order above and use the promo code: SOFTCOVER during checkout.

Here is the new link for the revised edition. The first one is still there since orders were placed.


Here is the link to the interview Skyline Newspaper did with Dennis Tufano and me in support of the book!


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By Linda Matlow

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thanks for the nice reviews for my book,Dennis Tufano Oh-9 !

Thanks for the nice press for my book,Dennis Tufano Oh-9!

Wow,I'm humbled and happy!  
  Thanks to everyone for your support for my first photo book, Dennis Tufano Oh-9!

My Dennis Tufano Oh-9 Photo book written up in this weeks issue of SKYLINE(web AND print edition!)..Thanks Felicia Dechter & Skyline newspaper!

Thanks so much Terrence Flamm for the write up on your wonderful blog

http:/ brokenheartedtoy.blogspot.com

Thank you to Kent Kotal for the mention in:


Thank you to "Tufanofan"
for the Tweet at:

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009



The Kids Feeding Kids Club, founded by 5-year-old Carson Pazdan, is releasing it’s first cookbook, entitled, “Kids Feeding Kids Cookbook” which was the idea of it’s founder. This cookbook is a collection of 800 recipes created by kids for kids and features photos by noted professional cookbook photographer Ally Gruener. Through an extensive grass-roots effort, hundreds of children got on board to help the hungry by submitting recipes, as well as several celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Maria Shriver, Chris O’Donnell and Sean Hayes. “Just getting that amount of people behind this….it’s a very inspirational story to be a part of” says Jarrod Daab, Associate Director of the Northern Illinois Food Bank. With the sale of each cookbook (priced at $20), 100% of the profits will be donated to the Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Youth Nutrition Program. The NIFB helps more than 50,000 hungry people in 13 area counties every week. Each book sold will provide a hungry child in Northern Illinois with nearly 100 pounds of food.

ABOUT THE KIDS FEEDING KIDS CLUB -- The Kids Feeding Kids Club was founded in 2008 by 5-year-old Carson Pazdan. Inspired by his love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, Carson wanted to create his own cookbook featuring all of his recipes as well as those from other children. He dreamed of a cookbook designed by kids for kids. This idea evolved into a vision of creating a club for kids where they can directly impact the lives of other children and help stop hunger. The organization’s mission is to feed hungry youth through fundraising and volunteering, building awareness, compassion and a foundation of philanthropy that will last a lifetime. It is the organization’s belief that the earlier children are introduced to community service, volunteerism and charity work, the more likely they are to stay engaged in these activities into adulthood thus making the world a better place.

To learn more about the cookbook, and donor opportunities, please visit www.kidsfeedingkids.info

photo above-bookcover,courtesy of the Publisher.All rights reserved!

Friday, September 11, 2009

My book, Dennis Tufano Oh-9 has been published!

What becomes a legend most ?
He who has a book put out on him !

It's here,the BIG announcement I've been holding off on!
Linda Matlow has just published a photo book on Dennis Tufano today on his birthday,9/11/09

Dennis Tufano...Oh-9
photographs by Linda Matlow

Just released is my 40 page 7x7 inch square photo book with 51 photographs of Dennis Tufano former 'original voice' of 'The Buckinghams'. . Early photos I took of Dennis in 1980 and 1981 are included as well as candids,studio and performance images from various shows in 2009. Color and black and white and most are exclusive images!

This is a collaborative project with Dennis and he has written a few paragraphs for the book and given this project his blessing !

Since 1978 my entertainment photographs have been licensed in dozens of books around the world.
From Barry Manilow,U-2,Bruce Springsteen,R.E.M., Mr.T, Quiet Riot, William Shatner and even,"Haunted Places" to name a few.

This is my first book project on my own and I have 2 other books in the works with traditional publishers.

Dennis has always been a joy to photograph and I had alot of fun viewing hundreds of images before picking the favorites for this project.

Dennis Tufano Oh-9 is available for purchase at:


The book is printed on premium paper and available in hardcover
with dust jacket or hardcover with Imagewrap. Prices start at $35.95 plus shipping.

All images photographed with Canon professional digital SLR cameras, lenses , flash units and Pocket Wizards.

Photo above-Yes,you can tell a book by the cover! Dennis Tufano Oh-9 cover is above.
Photo © 2009 Linda Matlow

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posted by Linda Matlow 9/11/09

By Linda Matlow

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dennis Tufano with The Cryan' Shames Bolingbrook Jubilee August 16,2009

The couple in the front row sure had the right idea..When it rains, get cozy together under the umbrellas!

What started off as the monsoon season in Bolingbrook turned out to be a beautiful day by the time Dennis Tufano along with The Cryan' Shames took to the stage for a 2 hour set for the Bolingbrook Jubilee.

Following Dennis & The Cryan' Shames was American English and Elvis impersonator Bob West. Bob "Elvis" West was backstage posing for photos with the other bandmembers after their set.

This show was a great way to finish off the week after Dennis,backed by The Cryan' Shames stellar performance on WGN-TV noon news on Friday!

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Photos: © 2009 Linda Matlow
Photos and copy: copyright © Linda Matlow/PixIntl.com
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Photos may not be used published or distributed in any manner without written license. PIX INTERNATIONAL,LLC http://www.pixintl.com

posted 8/18/2009 by Linda Matlow

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dennis Tufano sighting on 7/28/09 in Chicago,IL.

Dennis Tufano and camera spotted in the River North area of Chicago Illinois taking pictures between appointments on July 28,2009.

Photos and copy: copyright © Linda Matlow/PixIntl.com
All rights reserved
Photos may not be used published or distributed in any manner without written license.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Around Town with Dennis Tufano July 14,2009

I thought I'd post a couple of images of Dennis Tufano around town yesterday. There are hundreds more that I have barely had a chance to look at. New studio photos will probably post next week.
Yesterday Dennis had lunch at Grand Lux Cafe on Michigan Avenue and paid a visit to the Olafur Eliasson exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In the photo above he is standing under the fine mist of water in available light of Olafur Eliasson's exhibit, "Beauty." Dennis later had a long dinner in Lincoln Park at Trattoria Gianni with my old friend and editor Joe Cosentino who will be doing an interview on Dennis for Amici Magazine very soon. I will post details here when that happens and how to obtain the issue.
Also, more good stuff being discussed yesterday but too early to talk about it!

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Photos and copy-copyright Linda Matlow (http://lindamatlow.com) All rights reserved.

Photos may not be used published or distributed in any manner without written license.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Lisle Fest- Great things happened when the rain finally stopped!

Lisle Fest- Great things happened when the rain finally stopped!

The torrential rains finally cleared and passed and the skies opened up,the sun peeked out and the bands took to the stage and put on an incredible performance for the 4th of July.
Lisle and the music from the "Chicago Gold Revue" featuring Dennis Tufano, The Cryan Shames and Ronnie Rice show was awesome and if we could only say the same about our summer weather!

Updated 7/6/09..Video added here:

Dennis singing, "Funny What Love Can Do" with The Cryan Shames


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Photos: Dennis Tufano with Ronnie Rice, Dennis Tufano and Tom Doody, Dennis Tufano performing with The Cryan Shames at Lisle Fest.

Photos and copy: copyright © Linda Matlow/PixIntl.com
All rights reserved
Photos may not be used published or distributed in any manner without written license.

Tech Specs:

Canon EOS 40D

Canon 24-105mm L series lens:

Canon 580EXII

Friday, July 03, 2009

Mitchel Musso fans out in force for Disney Store appearance!

Singer and actor Mitchel Musso made an appearance at the Disney Store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago to sign autographs for fans.
The young singers fans lined every corner of the store and the first in line arrived at 6am. Musso stayed for 2 hours graciously greeting all of his young fans.

Photos and copy: copyright © Linda Matlow/PixIntl.com
All rights reserved
Photos may not be used published or distributed in any manner without written license.

Tech specs on this photo:

Canon EOS 40D

Canon 24-105mm L series lens:

Canon 580EXII

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

FYI: Chicago Architecture Tours Schedule thru September 2009

July, August, September 2009


Highlights By Bus Tour includes Barack Obama’s Neighborhood.

Tour covers 30 miles of Chicago architecture, including Barack Obama’s neighborhood. See www.architecture.org

for dates and times.

Modern Wing Tours – Art Institute of Chicago

In partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation docents reveal the context for the Renzo Piano-designed addition and show how it fits into the overall design of the campus. See www.architecture.org

for dates and times.

Chicago Model City Gallery Talks

July 10 - November 20, Fridays and Saturdays at 12:30pm

Twenty-minute gallery talks introduce visitors to the ideas and themes behind the new exhibition, Chicago Model City. Visitors learn how a region as vast and complex as Chicago takes shape as a result of various planning efforts, both big and small. For more information visit www.architecture.org

. Free.

CAFamily Studio Sundays return in September!

Sunday September 20, 11am – 3pm and every third Sunday of the month, the Chicago Architecture Foundation offers free hands-on activities, walking tours, stories, and more for families with kids ages 3 – 12.



224 S. Michigan Avenue

312 922 3432

Chicago Model City

A highlight of the citywide Burnham celebration, Chicago Model City consists of a large, highly detailed scale model of Chicago , photographs, maps, videos, and computer animations. The scale of the model is 1 inch to 50 feet, making the Sears Tower nearly three feet tall! Open through November 20.

B Like Burnham

This exhibition helps CAF visitors; especially families with children understand the man, the Plan, and the legacy of Daniel H. Burnham. Open through November 20.

Chicago: You Are Here–An engaging permanent exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation provides images, models, artifacts and video presentations, encouraging visitors to explore the architecture, infrastructure and environment of Chicago .


CAF offers a variety of 80+ river, walking and bus tours. Find a full schedule and ticket prices at www.architecture.org


Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

CAF’s world-famous Official Architecture River Cruises aboard Chicago ’s First Lady depart every day throughout the day. New this year: an evening cruise runs every Thursday at 5:30, perfect for date night or an after-work meet-up. See www.architecture.org

for full schedule.


Highlights by Bus

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 am

This three and a half hour bus tour highlights Chicago’s wide range of architectural influence and design, and covers 30 miles of the city including: including Barack Obama’s neighborhood, the Loop, Hyde Park, the Gold Coast, several historic districts, university campuses, parks, and residential neighborhoods. Every tour features the Mies van der Rohe’s IIT campus and the Rookery in downtown Chicago . Some tours visit the interior of H.H. Richardson’s Glessner House and some visit Robie House.

Check www.architecture.org

for full schedule.

Devil in the White City Bus Tour

July 7, 9, 19, 23; August 4, 9, 13, 23; September 1, 6, 10, 24, 27 at 10 am.

This compelling bus tour and slide presentation is based upon Erik Larson’s bestselling novel that chronicles the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the emergence of America ’s first mass murderer.


Happy Hour Tours

People working in the Loop and visitors alike always enjoy the Happy Hour walking tours given every weekday at 5:30 pm. There’s a different tour each day, each ending with a complimentary drink at a local restaurant. See www.architecture.org

for full schedule.

Daniel Burnham: Architect, Planner, Leader

July 5, 10, 19, 24; August 9, 21; September 6, 18 at 1:30 pm. See www.architecture.org

for full schedule

Created for the centennial celebration of the 1909 Plan of Chicago, this walking tour explores Burnham’s career using examples of his work in the Loop . Learn about Burnham’s impact on the architecture and planning professions as well as his unique ability to work with creative talent and community leaders to accomplish great feats.

Palmer House

August 1 at 10:30am: This new 45-minute walking tour goes behind the scenes of this remarkable Chicago landmark. One of the oldest continuously-operated hotels in the world, the restoration of this historic treasure is an inspiring tale of perseverance, talent, and vision.

Sculpture of Lincoln Park

July 12, Aug 7, Sept 11, 27 at 10 am. From the famous statue of Abraham Lincoln by Augustus Saint-Gaudens to the towering Ulysses S. Grant monument that overlooks Lake Shore Drive .

Evanston Downtown

July 8, 11, Aug 5, 8, Sept 9, 12 at 10 am. Evanston has main-street charm but is becoming a skyscraper city, a battleground between developers and preservationists.

Preserving Chicago Landmarks

July 11; Aug 8; Sept 12 at 12:30 pm. This tour explores why choices to preserve are made and how those decisions shape the future of Chicago .

Historic Downtown ( South Loop )

Daily at 10:00 am and 3:00pm, Weds at 5:30 (no 3:00pm on Weds)

Modern Skyscrapers

Daily 1:00 pm, Fridays at 5:30 pm.

Historic Downtown ( North Loop )

Daily at 2:00 pm, Thursdays at 5:30 pm.

Downtown Deco

Daily: Mondays at 5:30 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 11 am

Tiffany Treasures in Chicago

Wednesdays 3 pm


Free and located at the Chicago Architecture Foundation unless otherwise noted on the website. For more details on events and programs, see below or visit www.architecture.org

July 1

12:15 pm / Lecture

Uptown: Portrait of a Palace

July 8

12:15 pm / Lecture

Outside In: fc STUDIO inc.

July 15

12:15 pm / Lecture

Benjamin H. Marshall: Architect and Bon Vivant

July 16

6 pm / Tour

Tour of HOK’ s new office in the CNA Building

*Meet in the lobby of the CNA Building , 60 East Van Buren Street

July 22

12:15 pm / Lecture

The Book of the Fine Arts Building

July 29

12:15 pm / Lecture

Edward H. Bennett: City Planner and Urban Designer

No lectures in August

September 2

12:15pm / Lecture

Toward a Comprehensive Survey of Art Deco in Chicago

September 8

12:15pm / Film screening

Green Towns USA: A New Deal

September 9

12:15pm / Lecture

David Hovey: Design and Development of Two 675-Unit Multi-Family Projects in Chicago , IL and Scottsdale , AZ

September 12

10am / Workshop

Visit to the ReBuilding Exchange

*Meet at 3335 West 47th Street , Chicago , IL

September 16

12:15pm / Lecture

Chicago Central Area Action Plan

September 20

11am – 3pm / Event

CAFamily Studio Sundays: free activities for families with kids ages 3 – 12

September 23

12:15pm / Lecture

Beyond Burnham: An Illustrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region

September 26

10am / Tour

Tour of Serta Headquarters

*Meet at the entrance to the Serta Headquarters, 5407 Trillium Blvd , Hoffman Estates

September 30


Hidden Truths: the Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park

Friday, June 12, 2009

MiniBar Winebar Ultra Lounge and Cafe media party

MiniBar Winebar Ultra Lounge and Cafe on Halsted owners John Dalton and Stu Zirin at media party celebrating the final phase of construction. Blogger Perez Hilton stopped by and I just missed him by 5 minutes!
Next time he'll just have to walk over to my place to say Hi!

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Monday, June 08, 2009

Dennis Tufano catches up with Tim Walkoe at Zanies

Dennis Tufano stopped by Zanies on Wells to catch comedian and long time friend Tim Walkoe perform.

posted by Linda M 6/8/09
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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Dennis Tufano with the Cryan Shames at Taste of Wheaton

Dennis Tufano played an awesome concert with The Cryan' Shames at 'Taste of Wheaton' .
Pictured above is Tom Doody and Dennis Tufano.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Around Chi-town with Dennis Tufano. Mr.Cub,meet Mr.Tufano!

Dennis Tufano original "voice" of “The Buckinghams”,has landed back in his home town,so we had to feed him...First stop was the brand spankin' new Rockit Bar & Grill at 3700 n Clark Street in Wrigleyville(Chicago,IL)!
We feasted on the burgers; Dennis opting for the Rockit Burger and me the Angus Burger. Absolutely the best burgers in Chicago and excellent service from our waitress Natalie.

Taking a walk down the street put us in front of the Ernie Banks-Mr.Cub statue in front of the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. No game today so the neighborhood was nice and peaceful!

Don't forget tomorrow night Dennis plays the 'Cream of Wheaton' fest along with the Cryan' Shames:

Info here:


Rockit Bar & Grill has Burgerfest running thru 6/5/09. You can still go anytime and enjoy anything on their vast menu!


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Everything you'd ever want to know about Wheaton,Illinois


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Monday, June 01, 2009



Enjoy a different burger every day of the week…
June 1 – 5

Chicago, IL – Jumpstart summer by enjoying the most delicious burgers in the country. From June 1 – 5, Rockit Bar & Grill (located in River North at 22 West Hubbard and at its new location in Wrigleyville at 3700 North Clark) continues its ever-popular Burgerfest, honoring the greatest sandwich in America. In addition to the Rockit Burger, called the best in Chicago by “Good Morning America”, and the Turkey, Lobster and Black Angus burgers, Executive Chef James Gottwald will take to the grill everyday to delight Chicago with interesting and unique variations of this American staple. All burgers cost $12.

Mushroom Burger: Black Angus Patty, Chef-Selected Wild Mushrooms and Truffle Aioli
served on a Toasted Parkerhouse Bun with side of Regular French Fries.

Salmon Burger: Farm-Raised Atlantic Salmon Patty, Pickled Red Onion and Spinach Pesto
served on a Toasted Black Pepper Brioche Bun with side of Salad.

Black Angus “Oscar” Burger: Lump Crab Patty, Asparagus and Bearnaise Sauce
served on a Parkerhouse Bun with side of Regular French Fries.

Pork Burger: Ground Pork Patty topped with Maple Glazed Braised Pork Belly,
Michigan Apple Slaw served on Toasted Parkerhouse Bun with side of Sweet Potato French Fries.

Foie and Truffle Burger: Kobe Beef Patty topped with Foie Gras, Balsamic Onion Marmalade served on a Brioche Bun with Rockit’s famous Truffle Fries.


All American Desserts $5
Root Beer Float: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Goose Island Root Beer

Milk Shakes: Strawberry, vanilla or Chocolate topped with Whipped Cream and a Cherry

Rockit Bar & Grill, located in the heart of booming River North at 22 West Hubbard and in the heart of Wrigleyville at 3700 North Clark, puts a culinary twist on the traditional bar and grill with a comfortable, stylish atmosphere blending natural elements with sleek, modern design. As the name implies, rock-n-roll pervades every element of the Rockit Bar & Grill experience and contributes to the casual, timeless atmosphere. Executive Chef James Gottwald offers outstanding contemporary casual American cuisine, using the freshest ingredients available in a mouthwatering menu that includes signature pizzas, salads, sandwiches and entrees. Critics agree that Rockit Bar & Grill is the premier downtown bar and grill, with the famous Rockit Burger being named one of the best in the nation by “Good Morning America” as well as the restaurant itself being called one of the top concepts in the world by Conde Nast Traveler.

Rockit Bar & Grill is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. Lunch is served until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; brunch is served until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Late night dining is offered seven nights a week. Valet parking is available during all hours of operation. For reservations or more information, call 312-645-6000 (for the Hubbard Street location) or
773-645-4400 (for the Wrigleyville location) or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.rockitbarandgrill.com" www.rockitbarandgrill.com.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

UFO flying over Lake Michigan or lamp reflection ?

I am just getting around to editing images I shot last year and last weekend..Yes,I am that far behind in post processing for stock images.

Anyway, this just popped out of my folder from images I shot last weekend at Navy Pier in Chicago. I have this frame which shows something on the upper right area in the sky. At a 100% crop it seems to show slight motion though the whole image is very sharp.
The frame before shows only 1/2 of this object. I don't remember seeing it when I photographed it but do remember thinking I should recompose since something bright jumped in the frame. The light was changing so rapidly,getting dark so quickly the two images were probably 1 second or less apart.
This was shot with a Canon EOS 40D, 100ISO RAW, Canon 24-105mm L IS USM lens,manual exposure.

Post Process is from RAW image in Adobe Lightroom;color enhanced and a few sensor dust spots removed from clouds in Photoshop CS3,curves adjustment and noise reduction also added. Gloomy skies,underexposure tends to show noise/grain.

So,if you are out at Navy Pier in Chicago any time soon walking thru the meeting halls A&B by the windows on the lake side facing south,please look up and let me know if there is any light fixture or object that could resemble the object in the photo. If not,I will just add this to my ever growing collection of Virgin Mary sightings photos,ghosts, UFO's and photos I shot so long ago I can't even remember who or what they were!

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