Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Oh-9
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.

http://www.chicagopopfestival.com/book.php


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

http://www.chicagopopfestival.com/festival.php


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!
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Click the photo below to go to the publishers site and save $10!
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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 ;-)


http://pixintl.zenfolio.com/

Note:
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!

Oh-9
By Linda Matlow



Check out the official Dennis Tufano website:

http://www.dtsings.com


Join the Group!

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Friday, December 04, 2009

Joshua Radin signing for for “Simple Times” at Borders Books and Music in Chicago


Joshua Radin signing for for “Simple Times” at Borders Books and Music in Chicago Illinois.
Joshua performed prior to the signing but I had a biz meeting and arrived late. My loss.
The crowd loved him and lined up to purchase his new CD and meet him!


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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Victoria's Secret Supermodel Angel, Alessandra Ambrosio Chicago appearance!


Victoria's Secret Supermodel Angel, Alessandra Ambrosio photo shoot for an in-store meet and greet at Victoria's Secret Michigan Avenue store at the Michigan Avenue store in Chicago,IL.


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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Queen Latifah fragrance launch at Macy's State Street Store


Queen Latifah met and had a photo taken with each of the 300 fans that made a $134 purchase of the special 3-piece Queen by Queen Latifah fragrance set at Macy's State Street store in Chicago,Illinois.


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vice President Al Gore signing for "Our Choice"


Vice President Al Gore signing for "Our Choice" at Borders Books & Music on State Street in Chicago,IL.


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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 !


2010!

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:
http://www.dtsings.com

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!

http://www.skylinenewspaper.com/News/09-23-2009/Photos_of_a_singing_star


Oh-9
By Linda Matlow

Monday, November 09, 2009

Fifty Cent launches new Fragrance at Macy's State Street store


Music Superstar Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson celebrates launch of new fragrance at Macy's on State Street on in Chicago,Illinois.


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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Macy's Launches holiday season with the great tree lighting and Michelle Williams!



Grammy Award winner, former Destiny’s Child member and Broadway actress, Michelle Williams joined Macy’s Chairman, President/CEO, Terry Lundgren to light Macy’s Great Tree at the State Street store in Chicago.
The historic Great Tree, features 10,000 sparkling lights and 1200 ornaments, stands Wearing a black dress by Dolce & Gabbana,she made her way thru the Walnut room singing a Christmas carol. Children from the "Make-A-Wish" Foundation helped Michelle and Terry pull the switch to light the tree.




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Friday, October 30, 2009

Hulk Hogan booksigning at Borders on Michigan Avenue in Chicago


Hulk Hogan booksigning for, "My Life Outside the Ring" at Borders Books on Michigan Avenue in Chicago,Illinois


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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Robin Thicke performance and signing at Macy's on State Street!


Robin Thicke,singer, songwriter, musician and composer performed two songs,Participated in a Q&A with Consuella from WGCI Radio and signed a massive amount of autographs to promote Hugo Boss’ Element fragrance for men at Macy's State Street store in Chicago,Illinois.

Who said,"Anyone have a cigarette" after Thicke's steamy performance of his song 'Sex Therapy" as she fanned herself with the press release ? Well,it was not me! Get it right! I said, 'Got a cigarette ?' as I jokingly turned to my friend Bob,the Macy's house photographer...Fear not,I don't smoke!


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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 !

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130340572189#ht_500wt_1182


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:
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2694034

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

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Angels Descended on Chicago






Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Angels Descended on Chicago for the opening of the new flagship store (18,000 sq ft.). Victoria’s Secret unveiled the newest, sexiest store in the Chicago on The Magnificent Mile. Pictured L to R: DOUTZEN KROES,MARISA MILLER,CEO SHAREN TURNEY, and MIRANDA KERR cut the pink ribbon.
The store is amazing,huge,pink,shiny,sexy and fun!
Be sure to have your photo taken with the 'Angel wings' that are at different locations on north Michigan Avenue. There is one in a display case by the Tribune Tower and one in front of the new Victoria's Secret!




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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

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

Performers:
Sonny Geraci
Dennis Tufano

Ticket Price:
$15 for all shows

The official Dennis Tufano site:
http://www.dtsings.com





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

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

Performers:
Dennis Tufano
The Reflections



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

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

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

Performers:
Dennis Tufano
The Reflections

The official Dennis Tufano site:
http://www.dtsings.com



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

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

Performers:
Dennis Tufano
The Reflections

The official Dennis Tufano site:
http://www.dtsings.com


posted by Linda Matlow 10/17/09





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Oh-9
By Linda Matlow

Chicago International Film Festival announces winners

US ENTRY “MISSISSIPPI DAMNED” TAKES HOME TOP HONORS AT
45th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


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.

BEST OF FEST
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.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Martin Landau arrives at Chicago International Film Festival


Actor Martin Landau appeared at a showing of his latest movie, "Lovely Still" as part of the Chicago International Film Festival at the AMC River East Theater .






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Monday, October 12, 2009

Virginia Madsen and mother Elaine Chicago Link special screening, "I Know A Woman Like That"

Publish Post

Brenda Sexton's Chicago Link Productions had a special reception for Virginia Madsen and her mother Elaine Madsen for a special screening of "I Know A Woman Like That" at Martini Park in Chicago,Illinois.


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Wilhem Dafoe receives the HUGO Award from the Chicago International Film Festival


Actor Wilhem Dafoe received the coveted HUGO Award from Michael Kutza,director of the Chicago International Film Festival as he walked the red carpet for Antichrist at the AMC River East Theater in Chicago IL.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Nicollette Sheridan in Chicago for the Friends of Conservation Ball!



Nicollette Sheridan in Chicago for the Friends of Conservation Ball!


The Friends of Conservation held their Conservation Ball at the Fairmont Hotel and actress Nicollette Sheridan accompanied by her new boyfriend Steve Pate lent their support for this wonderful organization.
Jorie Butler Kent and her daughter Reute Butler are the founders of the "Friends of Conservation." Another well known "Butler" in the family is Michael Butler who produced the musical,"Hair" in the 1960s.
Tonight's gala had an auction that raffled Nicollette Sheridan making dinner for the lucky winning bidder. Yes,she can cook!


Also attending the gala was singer John Kay of the band Steppenwolf accompanied by his wife Jutta Maue-Kay who is an award winning wildlife photographer.

The event was held at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Chicago.

Pictured above:

Michael Butler
John Kay and wife Jutta with Reute Butler and 5 week old white bengal tiger
Nicollette Sheridan and Steve Pate



Lend your support to Friends of Conservation:

http://www.friendsofconservation.org/



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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Red Carpet Arrivals for the opening of the 45th Chicago International Film Festival






Red Carpet Arrivals for the opening of the 45th Chicago International Film Festival

Uma Thurman,Jacqueline Bisset, Mayor Richard M.Daley,Writer-Director Katherine Dieckmann, Entertainment mogul Paula Wagner(also a Film festival panelist) and Roger Ebert with his wife Chaz Ebert arrived for the movie,"Motherhood" starring Uma Thurman.

Fans braved the early winter cold and rain for a glimpse of Thurman who did a quick photo op and scores of tv interviews.
The event was at the AMC River East Theater.

For movies being shown at this years festival,go to:

http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com



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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Kathy Griffin signing copies of Official Book Club Selections


Kathy Griffin, queen of the D-List, signing copies of Official Book Club Selections at Borders Books on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Her dress is from Barney's New York and shoes by Fendi. Ok,there are not too many people; celebrities or friends I will wait around for. But, Kathy Griffin is my cup of crazy and the hour earlier press arrival for the 3 minute photo shoot was well worth the wait.

Photos: © 2009 Linda Matlow

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Madeleine Albright signing for "Read My Pins" at Broders Books Chicago


Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, Discussion and signing for "Read My Pins" book on October 7,2009 at Borders Books and Music on State Street.


Photos: © 2009 Linda Matlow

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Stars hit the red carpet for the Chicago premiere of "Couples Retreat"

Stars hit the red carpet for the Chicago premiere of "Couples Retreat" at the
AMC River East Theater. Malin arrived wearing a stunning yellow dress by Joann August. The party was sponsored by Michigan Avenue Magazine.

L to R: Peter Billingsley,Malin Akerman and Vince Vaughn

Photos: © 2009 Linda Matlow

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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.

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/874476



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

http://www.skylinenewspaper.com/News/09-23-2009/Photos_of_a_singing_star/

Check out the official Dennis Tufano site:
http://www.dtsings.com

Join the group!
http://www.tufanofans.com






Oh-9
By Linda Matlow

Monday, September 28, 2009

Zombieland Chicago Premiere!


Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson and a few assorted 'zombies" walk the red carpet at the Chicago premiere of "Zombieland" at the AMC River North Theater.


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

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!
http://www.skylinenewspaper.com/News/09-23-2009/Photos_of_a_singing_star


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:

http://www.forgottenhits.com

Thank you to "Tufanofan"
for the Tweet at:
http://twitter.com/tufanofan

Dennis Tufano website:
http://www.dtsings.com

Join the Tufanofans group at:
http://www.tufanofans.com

Linda Matlow,Pix International entertainment photo site:
http://pixintl.com


Oh-9
By Linda Matlow

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Craig Ferguson, "American On Purpose" booksigning at Borders


In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark—as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

To numb the pain of failure, Ferguson found comfort in drugs and alcohol, addictions that eventually led to an aborted suicide attempt. (He forgot to do it when someone offered him a glass of sherry.) But his story has a happy ending: in 1993, the washed-up Ferguson washed up in the United States . Finally sober, Ferguson landed a breakthrough part on the hit sitcom The Drew Carey Show, a success that eventually led to his role as the host of CBS's The Late Late Show. By far Ferguson 's greatest triumph was his decision to become a U.S. citizen, a milestone he achieved in early 2008, just before his command performance for the president at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson talks a red, white, and blue streak about everything our Founding Fathers feared.

His booksigning was at Borders Books on Michigan Avenue

Photo: © 2009 Linda Matlow

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