Friday, February 26, 2010

The Buckinghams Inducted into the 2009 Hit Parade Hall of Fame!

The Buckinghams Have Been Inducted into the 2009 Hit Parade Hall of Fame!


FYI: Dennis Tufano is not associated with the current band!

For the current line up, check them out here:

Read all about it here!

The following artists have been inducted into the
2009 Hit Parade Hall of Fame.
It was the vote of fans and the decision of the
Nominating Committee that recording artists...
America, the Ames Brothers, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass,
Louis Armstrong, Frankie Avalon, Brook Benton,
The Buckinghams, Glen Campbell, Chordettes,
Petula Clark, Sam Cooke, Dave Clark Five,
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Buddy Holly & the Crickets,
Sammy Davis, Jr., Doors, Drifters, Tommy Edwards,
5th Dimension, Eddie Fisher, Fleetwood Mac,
Johnny Horton, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Four Aces,
Four Lads, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore,
Michael Jackson & the Jackson Five, Joni James, Sonny James,
Billy Joel, George Jones, Kitty Kallen,
KC & the Sunshine Band, Andy Kim, Carole King,
Gladys Knight & the Pips, Little Richard, Barry Manilow,
Al Martino, Mamas & The Papas, McGuire Sisters,
Les Paul & Mary Ford, Peter, Paul & Mary, Gene Pitney,
Platters, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Helen Reddy,
Marty Robbins, Rolling Stones, Jimmie Rodgers,
Bobby Rydell, Del Shannon, Simon & Garfunkel,
Jo Stafford, Barbra Streisand, Temptations,
Three Dog Night, Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton,
Dionne Warwick and Andy Williams

(File Photo above-vintage Buckinghams circa 1960s)

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posted by Linda Matlow

Monday, February 22, 2010

FYI: STOMP returns to Chicago for LIMITED engagement

Broadway In Chicago is proud to announce the international sensation STOMP will be making its triumphant return for a limited one-week engagement at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe) April 27 – May 2, 2010. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire tubes and paint cans. Individual tickets for STOMP will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2010.

posted by Pix International Staff

FYI: Chicago Architecture Foundation Upcoming March, April, May 2010

Events and Tours

March, April, May 2010


First cruise of the season is May 1 -- Chicago Architecture Foundation’s River Cruise aboard Chicago ’s First Lady starts cruising May 1. Advance tickets go on sale Thursday, April 1st. New this year: an evening cruise at 5:30 pm every Thursday and Friday, starting in June.

Neighborhood Tours Return for Spring

Wicker Park , Hyde Park, Gold Coast, Kenwood, Kenilworth, Evanston , Bridgeport and Beverly are just a sample of the neighborhood tours offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Details at

Chicago Model City Continues to Wow the Audience

Audio tours available too.

Lincoln Park Zoo: The Architecture

Tour explores Chicago 's famous zoo from the perspective of how the buildings and animal enclosures were designed and integrated into the landscape. Saturday at 10:30am: April 17, Sunday at 10:30am: May 16.

Pilsen and the Lower West Side : new tour for 2010

This bus tour also includes short walking tours of this fascinating neighborhood on Chicago 's near southwest side. May 16, Sunday at 12:30pm.

Monthly CAFamily Studio Sundays

Free activities geared toward children ages 3 – 12 and their families; March 21, April 18, May 16. Drop in between 11am – 3pm.

35th Annual Chicago Architecture Foundation Gala, March 13

Proceeds benefit the Chicago Architecture Foundation and its youth education programs.



224 S. Michigan Avenue

312 922 3432

Chicago Model City

Drawing tourists and locals alike, the Chicago Model City exhibition 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 Willis Tower nearly three feet tall! Includes audio tour as well as “Ask Me” docents to answer visitor questions. Visitors can rent listening devices from the shop or download the tour free from iTunes and from

Chicago Model City Gallery Talks

Fridays and Saturdays at 12:30pm

Twenty-minute gallery talks introduce visitors to the ideas and themes behind the new exhibition, Chicago Model City.

B Like Burnham

Exhibition helps visitors, especially families with children, understand the man, the Plan, and the legacy of Daniel H. Burnham.

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 85+ river, walking and bus tours. Find a full schedule and ticket prices at



Highlights by Bus

Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30am

Explores architectural landmarks such as the Mies van der Rohe’s IIT campus, the Rookery in downtown Chicago , and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. The tour covers over 30 miles of the city including: Barack Obama’s neighborhood, the Loop, Hyde Park , the Gold Coast, and historic neighborhoods and campuses.

Devil in the White City Bus Tour

March 7, 14, 18, 28; April 8, 11, 22, 25; May 9, 20, 23, 27, 30 at 10am.

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.

Farnsworth House PLUS by Bus

April 25, May 20 and May 30 at 9:30am. After exploring 860–880 N. Lake Shore Drive and the IIT campus, the bus travels to Plano , Illinois to see Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.

Pilsen and the Lower West Side : new tour for 2010

This bus tour also includes short walking tours of this fascinating neighborhood on Chicago 's near southwest side. See how various immigrant groups, including German, Czech and Mexican, have shaped this neighborhood to reflect a wide range of cultural influences. May 16, Sunday at 12:30pm and throughout the summer.


45-min Lunchtime Building Tours

Weekdays at 12:15pm CAF members FREE; $5 non-members

Tours include: The Reliance Building (Hotel Burnham), the Willis Tower and 311 S. Wacker Drive, the Monadnock Building, the Rookery, the Fine Arts Building, and a tour of the Chicago Board of Trade, City Hall/County Building, the Daley Center, and the Thompson Center. Check for meeting place for each tour.

Historic Downtown ( South Loop ): Rise of the Skyscraper

Daily at 10am

Historic Downtown ( North Loop ): Treasures

Daily at 2pm: Daily at 2pm

Downtown Deco

Thursdays and Saturdays at 11am

Explore some of Chicago ’s famous art deco interiors and exterior spaces.

Tiffany Treasures in Chicago

Wednesdays at 3pm. This tour looks at the magnificent work of the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in four late-19th century buildings: the Art Institute of Chicago, the Marquette Building , the Chicago Cultural Center , and Macy’s on State Street .

Modern Wing Tours – Art Institute of Chicago

March 13, 17; April 10, 21; May 8, 19 at 12pm. Docents examine the context for the Renzo Piano-designed addition and its incorporation into the campus’s overall design.

Seats of Power tour

March 19 at 12:15pm. Tour City Hall/County Building, Daley Center and James R. Thompson Center .

Secrets of Grant Park

May 1st at 11:30am; Friday, May 7th at 4pm. Learn the stories behind Chicago ’s lakefront park.


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

Saturdays in the Studio

Third Saturday of every month, 10am-2:30pm, March 20; April 17; May 29.

Design skill-building workshops open to high school students throughout the Chicago area. Advance registration is required. For details, check


Wednesday Lunchtime Lectures continue

Wednesdays at 12:15 pm, The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers free lectures open to the public

March 3

12:15pm / LECTURE

Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home

March 10

12:15pm / LECTURE

The Daniel Burnham Memorial by David Woodhouse Architects

March 17

12:15pm / LECTURE

Chicago: City of Steel

March 20


Saturdays in the Studio for high school students

March 21


CAFamily Studio Sunday

March 24

12:15pm / LECTURE

Last Four Miles: Completing Chicago ’s Lakefront Parks

March 31

12:15pm / LECTURE

Walter Frazier: Frazier, Raftery, Orr & Fairbank Architects, Houses of Chicago ’s North Shore, 1924-1970

April 1

6:00pm / COURSE

From Prairie to Skyscraper City : 1830-1910

April 7
12:15pm / LECTURE

Preserving the Past/Creating a Future: The Restoration of Chicago ’s Marble Palace

April 8

6:00pm / COURSE

Prairie School

April 15

6:00pm / COURSE

The Legacy of Mies van der Rohe

April 17


Saturdays in the Studio for high school students

April 18


CAFamily Studio Sunday

April 18

10am / TOUR
Pilsen by Bus and Foot

April 21
12:15pm / LECTURE

The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond

April 22

6:00pm / COURSE

Postmodernism through Today

April 28
12:15pm / LECTURE

Soldier Field and the Hopes of Chicago

April 29

6:00pm / COURSE

The City in a Garden: The History of Chicago ’s Parks

May 5
12:15pm / LECTURE

Chicago Riverwalk

May 12
12:15pm / LECTURE

Transformative Systems

May 16


CAFamily Studio Sunday

May 19
12:15pm / LECTURE

Chicago’s Sustainable Branch Libraries

May 26
12:15pm / LECTURE

A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Organic Principles in the Context of Today's Sustainable Initiatives

May 29


Saturdays in the Studio for high school students

For detailed information check:

- P 312.922.3432

posted by: Pix International Staff

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Turning over the reigns of this blog!

I'm Turning over the reigns to this blog to my new agency manager that will
be doing the shooting & posting here for my company, entertainment photo wire service Pix International.
Don't know if you know about the transition phase for my company,but it's slowly and finally coming together !

I'm busy working on on other projects for my company,Dennis Tufano and arranging my schedule around to travel more this year!
I'll still be posting new Dennis Tufano news here and on his blog as new dates and info come our way.

So there ya have it!

posted by Linda Matlow