Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

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2011 is coming... put this as your status and keep the truck going :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, star of "The Jersey Shore" book signing at Borders Books in Chicago


Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, star of "The Jersey Shore", signing copies of Here's the Situation at Borders Books on December 18,2010.



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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The song LAKE SHORE DRIVE can have YOUR name on it!

You can now get a personalized version of the 1970s hit song,Lake Shore Drive from the original master recording — for yourself or for someone you know who loves the song, Lake Shore Drive by Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah.

The cost is only $20 and is available for purchase on their site and delivered by email as an MP3 file!

http://www.lakeshoredrivemusic.com/

I got mine and absolutely love it!


In addition,they have re-done the song with a holiday theme:

CHRISTMAS ON LSD - A Chicago Christmas Song
Lake Shore Drive
is considered a summer song, but it was written and recorded during the Christmas season.
"Christmas on LSD" is the winter version of Lake Shore Drive. It's available as a digital download for $1.99
at our digital store below or as a free MP3 with any order.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

http://www.lakeshoredrivemusic.com/



Thursday, December 09, 2010

FYI: Friends of Jimy Rogers to hold memorial concert celebration and benefit December 10,2010

FYI: Friends of Jimy Rogers to hold memorial concert celebration and benefit December 10,2010


A memorial concert celebration and benefit will be held Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 with Blue Road and special guests from 8:30 - midnight at at Gabe's Backstage Lounge, 214 Green Bay Rd. Highwood IL 60040. His spirit will live on through the wonderful music he created. Donations will be accepted to help defray his medical expenses."


Here is the info from The Mauds website:

http://www.themauds.com

"Jimy Rogers, vocalist of the Mauds and Blue Road, passed away on Dec. 4, 2010 of cancer. He will be greatly missed, but his spirit lives on through the wonderful music he created.

Singer Jimy Sohns posted this statement on his Facebook page and gave us permission to post:

My dear friend Jimy Rogers,the other Jimy with one m, died of cancer
this past weekend. As some of you know, I rehearsed the first lineup
of the Mauds when Jimy was in high school and hand picked them to
replace us when we left the Cellar to play other places-he even toured
as me in the Shadows when I was sick. We have always been close and he
will Always be in my heart. I loved Jimy Rogers for the kind, gentle
soul he is and the amazing talent he shared with us......when I listen
to the wind I will still hear him sing........Hold on Jimy, some day
we will finally be in the same band. Rest in Peace my friend, JIMY
SOHNS Here is Jimy Sohns website:
http://rocknrollsideshow.com

Sunday, December 05, 2010

FYI: Borders Books Michigan Avenue in Chicago to close

Borders Books Michigan Avenue(at Pearson St.) in Chicago Illinois to close!


Updated info on our other blog:

http://chicago724.blogspot.com/

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Reposted from December 2009:

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Jimy Rogers of The Mauds has passed away






Sad news to report. Jimy Rogers,vocalist for The Mauds,has passed away. Our condolences to his family,many friends and musicians that performed with him thru the years.




Pictured above:

Jimy with Dick Biondi:
(caption: The City of Chicago honored radio legend Dick Biondi with a dedication of a street sign in his name at East Lake Street and North Garland Court as “Dick Biondi Way'. Showing up to cheer him on were Chicago's finest 1960s rockers.Pictured from Left to right: Jimy Rogers of The Mauds,Dennis Tufano,original 'voice' of The Buckinghams, Dick Biondi, Jim Peterik of the Ides of March, Jim Pilster of The Cryan Shames and Ronnie Rice New Colony Six.)

2nd photo...
Jimy with Dennis Tufano on the 4th of July after their concert in Lisle Illinois


Here is the info from The Mauds website:

http://www.themauds.com

"Jimy Rogers, vocalist of the Mauds and Blue Road, passed away on Dec. 4, 2010 of cancer. He will be greatly missed, but his spirit lives on through the wonderful music he created.

A memorial concert celebration and benefit will be held Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 with Blue Road and special guests from 8:30 - midnight at at Gabe's Backstage Lounge, 214 Green Bay Rd. Highwood IL 60040. His spirit will live on through the wonderful music he created. Donations will be accepted to help defray his medical expenses."


9:55pm 12/5/10 http://www.xrock1039.com/
Tom Lounges on the air ..will be doing a Jimy/Mauds tribute

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FYI: GLOBAL TRAILER DEBUT FOR “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN : ON STRANGER TIDES” KICKS OFF ON DECEMBER 13TH, 2010 (Anaheim,CA)

CAPTAIN JACK IS BACK!

GLOBAL TRAILER DEBUT FOR

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN : ON STRANGER TIDES” KICKS OFF ON DECEMBER 13TH, 2010 AT AN EXCLUSIVE “PIRATES FANS FIRST!” EVENT AT AMC DOWNTOWN DISNEY 12 THEATRE AND DISNEYLAND RESORT

Winners will receive 1-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper tickets and will gain entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean before Disneyland Park opens; following the event, trailer to launch on Yahoo! Movies, Disney.com

and Entertainment Tonight and with key media partners worldwide

Fans will be the first to get an exclusive look at the brand-new trailer for Walt Disney PicturesPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesin 3D on December 13, 2010, at AMC Downtown Disney Theatre 12 in Anaheim, California, as part of an exclusive “Pirates Fans First!” event. “Fans First!” winners will also have the chance on that day to be the first to experience the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction that started it all. Fans can enter to win a vacation for four to the event by “Liking” Yahoo! Movies on Facebook (www.facebook.com/YahooMovies

) or entering the sweepstakes via Disney Movie Rewards (www.DisneyMovieRewards.com
). Fans can also gain access to this exclusive event by listening to 102.7 KIIS-FM starting December 6th.

In addition to being the first to see the new trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” and ride on the Pirates of the Caribbean theme park attraction, the lucky fans will be treated to a special Pirate after party, plus special commemorative gifts—but not until all of them have sworn to the “Pirate’s Oath” in a ceremony on the bow of the Columbia sailing ship. For added fun, fans who come to the event in pirate costume will have additional opportunities to win special prizing.

Following the “Pirates Fans First!” event, the trailer will premiere on Yahoo! Movies, Disney.com, and other premium online destinations around the world at 1 p.m. PST. Later the same day at 7 p.m. EST the domestic broadcast debut will occur on “Entertainment Tonight” as part of their December Event for “Pirates.”

Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa, and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

“Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides” is written by “Pirates” veterans Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Barry Waldman, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and John DeLuca.

“Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides” sails into theatres around the world in May 2011. Official website: Disney.com/Pirates

. “Like” Pirates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PiratesoftheCaribbean
.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Patty Duke appearance at Valley of The Dolls special screening at The Music Box Theatre!


Academy Award winning actress Patty Duke made an appearance for the Camp Midnight one of a kind screening event, Valley of the Dolls.
Patty Duke, star of the infamous 1967 film, was present for the whole event. Camp Midnight kicked off the evening with a wacky, fun filled prime time pre-show featuring the actors of Hell in a Handbag Productions as your favorite Valley girls! There was a costume parade, Valley of the Dolls sing-a-long at the Music Box organ and more. The screening (complete with interactive audience guide and hilarious running commentary) immediately followed. Patty Duke surprised the audience as she walked down the aisle of the theatre and joined the actors on the stage at the Music Box theatre in Chicago Illinois.. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Queer Film Society.
L to R: seated: Ed Jones as Helen Lawson,David Cerda as Jacqueline Suzanne, Patty Duke and Richard Knight, Jr. (Dick O’Day’s alter ego),


Monday, November 15, 2010

Ricky Martin at Borders Books-attacked by alleged Crazy Drag Queen!


Poor Ricky Martin got hit on the head with an album by an allegedly crazy drag queen with green eyeshadow' as he was arriving for his signing at the Borders on Clark and Diversey in Chicago! He signed over 500 books,hugged alot of fans and a friend of mine reports he was 'pretty flirty!'


Watch the 'crazed fan' video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGZFUoSDv_Q



Saturday, November 06, 2010

Katharine McPhee Helps Light the Great Tree at Macy's State Street Store!







Macy’s President/CEO, Terry Lundgren , The Bolenbaugh family (Make-A-Wish Foundation recipients) Katharine McPhee and Mayor Richard M.Daley kicked off the holiday season in downtown Chicago,Illinois with the lighting of Macy's Great tree. McPhee sang two songs from her new holiday CD, XXXXXX and signed copies for her fans.

Macy’s Great Tree is in the Walnut Room on the 7th floor of the State Street store. The historic Great Tree, featuring 10,000 LED sparkling lights and 1200 ornaments, 500 running LED lights emulating a snow effect stands 45 feet tall and has been a centerpiece of the holiday dining tradition for 103 years.




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You can purchase a fine art print of the Great Holiday tree thru the end of December 2010!



Friday, November 05, 2010

Darrell Young, "Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S" book

My photographer friend Darrell Young just published a new book on the Nikon D300/D300s series camera!
If the name sounds familiar,you've probably read one of his other Nikon books.

"Mastering the Nikon D300/D300s"
Is now available to ship from Amazon!
If you use Nikon cameras,Darrell's books are the 'Go To' guides that will help you understand your new camera quicker than
many of the books on the shelves!

Here is the link:

CHICAGO LIVE! Taping Comedy Music and Commentary !



Last night I photographed the CHICAGO LIVE! Taping Comedy Music and Commentary and the lovely basement(I mean this!) of the Chicago Theatre on State Street.

I don't recall ever covering a live radio show and the only other time I've been in the basement of the Chicago Theatre is for the annual Macy's Glamorama event when they do the photo ops and interviews before the show starts.

The basement theatre is comfortable with ample seating for smaller events and good sight lines to the stage. It's much smaller and not ornate like the main theatre is upstairs though.
Last nights line-up with host Rick Kogan included Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville, Musician Robbie Fulks,and Post-Election Dissection.
My favorite local author and friend Jenniffer Weigel interviewed author Jacqueline Edelberg who wrote,''How to Walk To School'. They discussed the Nettlehorst School,one of Chicago's oldest north side schools that she helped transform into a vibrant educational community.



CHICAGO LIVE! is a weekly live radio show taping showcasing who and what is making news in Chicago each week. CHICAGO LIVE! features topical comedy sketches by members of the award-winning Second City, interviews with front-page newsmakers and athletes, and rare, up-close performances by talent typically headlining on theater and music club stages, all in a fast-paced 60-minute program at the intimate Chicago Theatre Downstairs, 175 N. State Street, Thursday evenings, through November 18,2010 at 6:30p.m. A “meet and mingle” reception with the cast follows each taping.



CHICAGO LIVE! is presented by the Chicago Tribune, in partnership with The Second City, and utilizes the abundance of expert talent from each institution. The live shows are taped for broadcast (and podcast) the following evening on WGN Radio (720AM) Fridays at 11p.m. (or midnight, based on sports coverage).



“This is a fascinating and bold ongoing experiment,” says CHICAGO LIVE! host Rick Kogan. “Bringing the newspaper to life on stage has been full of surprises and revelations. Considering the nature of Chicago and Illinois politics, there is no telling how exciting and enlightening our post-election show will be.”

The talent lineup for CHICAGO LIVE! on Thursday, November 4:



· Joel Quenneville, Head Coach of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks, talked about the current season and the team’s awesome award-winning year with Tribune sports columnists (and regular CHICAGO LIVE! contributors) David Haugh and Steve Rosenbloom

· Live acoustic performance by alt-country hero Robbie Fulks

· On the heels of one of the state’s most heated Election Days, political commentary by a panel of winners, watchers and political writers.

· Jenniffer Weigel interviewed author Jacqueline Edelberg (How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance) about her grass roots efforts which successfully transformed the Nettlehorst School in East Lakeview.

· Topical sketch comedy from The Second City.

· All hosted by veteran Chicago reporter, author and radio/TV personality Rick Kogan, who also presents one of the show’s signature segments, “The Almanac,” a multi-media reminiscence of historic Chicago happenings in a particular year.

Upcoming CHICAGO LIVE! programs include special guests author Scott Turow, comedian Greg Proops, and Lyric Opera countertenor David Daniels (Nov. 11) and a special “foodie”-themed final CHICAGO LIVE! program, with local celebrity chefs Graham Elliot, Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan, plus Michelin Guide Director General Jean-Luc Naret, and a complimentary after-party showcasing Chicago’s rich food and restaurant culture (Nov. 18).

CHICAGO LIVE! is one part of a new initiative of community outreach by the Chicago Tribune, which also includes “Chicago Forward: Conversations About the Future,” a series of live gatherings of policymakers exploring issues of great importance to the Chicago region; programs by columnists and personalities; literary events; and a series of classes and seminars titled “TribU Lessons for Life.” For 163 years, the Chicago Tribune has been a market-leading newspaper publication of Tribune Company. Reaching three million readers each week in the greater Chicago area, the publication is known for its award-winning journalism. The Tribune’s news focus is centered on watchdog coverage, the Chicago experience, community issues and government, the local economy and business, as well as entertainment, culture and sports.



The Second City is the nation’s premier developer of improv-based comedy and home to generations of the comedy world’s most influential artists. Additionally, The Second City is a diverse entertainment company that operates the largest school of improvisation in the country, a corporate communications division that brings improv training to a wide array of businesses and a new media division that leverages the legendary company’s expertise in topical, short form content across a variety of platforms.



Tickets for CHICAGO LIVE! are priced at $25 and include a meet & mingle reception (with cash bar) following each taping. To purchase tickets online, please visit www.chicagolive.com

There are only 2 more shows for this year,so please visit their website if you'd like to attend!
. Tickets are also sold in advance and until show time at The Chicago Theatre box office, 175 N. State Street, until sold out. For more information or to download a podcast of all CHICAGO LIVE! programs, please visit www.chicagolive.com

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Dylan Lauren sweetens up Macy's on State Street,Chicago!


Dylan Lauren founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar for her book launch "Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life". Dylan is the daughter of designer Ralph Lauren.
Her appearance was in the every expanding candy department in the basement of Macy's on State Street in Chicago Illinois.




Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Alan Cumming received the OUTrageous Honoree Award from the Chicago International Film Festival!


Michael Kutza,Founder and Director of the Chicago International Film Festival presented actor writer director Alan Cumming the OUTrageous Honoree award on the red carpet as part of the 46th annual Chicago Intl Film Festival AMC River East Theatre.
The award was cleverly wrapped in a pink feather boa!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A kinder Gentler Perez Hilton ?

I've been noticing the past few days that Perez Hilton's blog is different from what it has been in recent months. I confess,I read it..

Today he made a special announcement that he's no longer going to be a bully! You'll no longer see him picking on female stars with the hurtful nicknames he created. He realized he's growing up and even stated that someday he wants children.
With tears in his eyes,he posted a video message on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glRZpHuGj6Q

I don't know how his new found attitude will play out with advertisers for the original perezhilton site but I'm sure this will open the door to new nasty bloggers that won't hesitate to step into his old shoes. Like the world needs more wastd bandwidth..


Personally I'd rather read a real paper magazine(or iPad edition) that put together an interesting story with beautiful creative photographs on a celebrity instead of paparazzi 'drive by shooting' photos or photos from a cellphone that are being more common place. After a few minutes of viewing blurry,fuzzy,ugly photos, I feel like I've wasted some serious time when reading most of the celebrity blogs out there.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dennis Tufano Photo Book Oh-9 available!


 

Dennis Tufano Oh-9 Photo Book revised edition is still available!
It was one year today on Dennis' birthday that I published this book!

This is a 40 page 7x7 inch square photo book with 50 photographs of Dennis Tufano,former 'original voice' of 'The Buckinghams'. The book includes early photos I took in 1980 and 1981 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 !
The books will not be sold at the shows! Books are too hard to lug around !
All images photographed with Canon professional cameras, Canon L series lenses , Canon flash units and Pocket Wizards.

The above photo of Dennis Tufano: © 2009 Linda Matlow/PIXINTL
All rights reserved. http://pixintl.com


Here is the link for the revised edition. The first one is still there since orders had been placed at the time of publication.
http://www.blurb.com/b/2694034-dennis-tufano


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



Happy Birthday Dennis!

posted by Linda Matlow




Oh-9
By Linda Matlow

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Chicago Air and Water Show marks the final days of summer!


Looks like most people in the Chicago area got out to enjoy the Chicago Air & Water show this year.I caught it both days from my highrise lakefront rooftop . On Sunday,it was surprisng that commercial air traffic was flying at the same time that the Blue Angels were performing. I noticed this as did the television news crews that posted a story the following day.
Anyway,here is my roof deck view of The U.S. Navy Blue Angels as they flew over Lake Michigan and buildings for the Chicago Air and Water show.


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Monday, August 16, 2010

Zakk Wylde appearance at Borders Books in Chicago!


Zakk Wylde signing for “Guitar World (October Issue) and Revolver (September Issue) and Order of the Black [CD]” at Borders Books in Chicago,IL. The above photo is the 'G' Rated. Most hand gestures were the middle finger.


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bruce Willis hosts cocktail reception at Binnys-for at least 62 seconds!


Bruce Willis toasted the newly renovated Binny's in Lincoln Park in Chicago Illinois
Willis hosted a charity cocktail reception and did a quick toast for the crowd then immediately left to the dismay of his fans(and the press!) that showed up for the event.
Proceeds from the event were donated to the Foundation For Retinal Research which is committed to finding treatments and cures for Retinal Degenerative Disease & supporting the lives of affected children and their families.
Bruce's film RED will be released in the fall.



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Monday, August 09, 2010

Patti Lupone honored by the Sarah Siddons Society at The Ritz Carlton


Patti LuPone received Chicago's longest-running theater honor, the Sarah Siddons Award tonight at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. She was accompanied by friends and cast member Patrick Cassidy. Her dress is by designer Carmen Marc.

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