Saturday, November 05, 2011

Macy's State Street 104th annual Great Tree lighting with Giuliana and Bill Rancic

Giuliana and Bill Rancic kicked off the holiday season by lighting the Macy's Great Tree along with with children from Make A Wish Foundation.
The historic Great Tree stands 45 feet tall, features more than 2,000 ornaments and 15,000 LED sparkling lights, and has been a centerpiece of the holiday dining tradition for more than a century. 

The popular couple followed the tree lighting with a book signing for,'I Do,Now What "
and did a Q&A with the audience. They announced their new restaurant will open at the former location of Ben Pao in River North  sometime in January. They have not decided on a name yet.

Around the corner on the 7th floor of The Walnut Room the kitchen that once made the world famous Frango Mints is now making Macy's branded fudge.Samples were available of the four flavors and it's delicious!

This year, the themed window displays will  surprise and delight! These elaborate displays are home to detailed art creations and animation which throughout the years have brought life to the classic tales of the Brothers Grimm, Dr. Seuss and many others. The 44th Annual Animated Holiday Windows depict the story of the making of a celebrity ornament.

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Friday, November 04, 2011

Holland Taylor,In Chicago for "ANN" speaks with students at The Second City in Chicago!

Today I had the opportunity-privilege-and Good Luck to get a one on one photo session with actress Holland Taylor! She was speaking and participating in a Q&A with students of The Second City Training Center,the world's premier comedy theatre and school of improvisation. She is in Chicago starring in 'ANN', a new play written and performed by the Emmy Award-winning actress for a limited three-week engagement, Nov. 13- Dec. 4, 2011 at the Bank of America Theatre. More info is below.Be sure to catch this wonderful actress for this performance.I heard it's wonderful!

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 Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce ANN, with actress Holland Taylor
(from Two and a Half Men), is coming to the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe Street) for a limited three-week engagement, Nov. 13- Dec. 4, 2011. 

ANN, a new play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, is a no holds barred look at the astonishing Governor of the Lone Star State Ann Richards.  Directed by Benjamin Klein, with scenic design by Michael Fagin, lighting design by Matthew Richards, projection design by Zachary Borovay, sound design by Ken Huncovsky and wig design by Paul Huntley, ANN is produced by Bob Boyett.

Holland Taylor steps into the shoes of Ann Richards, a leader who actually believed she could empower, expand and enrich the lives of her constituents. ANN is an inspiring and hilarious play that brings you face to face with a complex, colorful and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed.  Holland Taylor takes the audience on a journey, swirling together the past and present to reunite Ann Richards with old friends and introduce her to a new generation.

ANN began as a “project” and quest for Holland to understand what it was about this live-wire housewife, mother, grandmother and Governor of Texas that affected so many people so deeply.  Writing the play became a three year journey for Holland, crisscrossing the country, interviewing people who knew the Governor, watching countless hours of video coverage, and pouring over reams of Richards’ personal and public papers at the University of Texas.  In the end, her greatest resources were the family, friends, staff and colleagues of the Governor who allowed Holland to “know” Ann Richards.

No stranger to playing strong women, Holland Taylor has performed on stage, screen and television portraying a range of characters as varied as a Harvard law professor in Legally Blonde, a sultry judge in The Practice (Supporting Actress Emmy® for Drama) and the mother of Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer in Two and a Half Men.  Taylor has also played both ends of the political spectrum with conviction, from conservative Nancy Reagan on the right to Ann Richards on the left. The New Yorker has called Holland Taylor “the first vaudeville Gentile we ever saw.”  Her long list of credits includes Baby Mama, Romancing the Stone and currently, CBS’s top‐rated Two and a Half Men.  Her New York stage performances include Bess in Breakfast with Les and Bess, the original productions of Butley opposite Alan Bates, and A.R. Gurney’s The Cocktail Hour.  Taylor is active at the Stella Adler Schools and has given talks about the work and cultural contribution of this great teacher.

Tickets start at $20 and are on-sale now. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 15 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.

The performance schedule for ANN is as follows:

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
                    Please note: performance schedule and prices are subject to change.

For more information, visit

Thursday, November 03, 2011

AMAZING! time lapse video of Macy's tree construction!

AMAZING! This is a time lapse video that captures the magical 3-day process of the construction of Macy's Great Tree on State Street and squeezes it into one minute of footage.This was sent to us from Macy's PR Department!

By the way,the tree lighting is this coming Saturday.Check this blog for the details!

Dennis Tufano Photo book Oh-9 $10 off Sale! Ends November 30,2011

Dennis Tufano Oh-9 Photo Book revised edition Photo Book..$10.00 off sale.This ends on November 30,2011.Receive your book in time for the holidays!

The publisher of my Dennis Tufano Oh-9 photo book is offering a $10.00
off sale on the book until November 30,2011.
To purchase the book and save $10.00 from any format of the book, click on the Blurb book icon below.It will take you to the website.
At check out you need to put in this promo code: BIGTEN

If you forget,there is no going back in their system,so be sure to include that!

Dennis tufano Oh-9 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.

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