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UPFRONT;FACE CAPADES

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Ken Nordine, the basso profundo of voiceovers and jazz poetics, has made a personal appearance on behalf of the Chicago Blackhawks. Yes, Nordine, who's been lending his Mosaic mouth to Blackhawks spots for seven years, puts his punim where his puck is in a new spot, called, appropriately, "Religion." The spot is simply a shot of Nordine's face, framed against clouds, as he talks of the fans' intense love of hockey, while a Blackhawks logo is gradually projected on his mug. Nordine says it's the first time he's been in front of the camera since the days of live TV, when he used to do what were known as commercials standups. Credits for the all-Chicago production: CD Jim Coudal of Coudal Partners, writer/producer; Rich Gentile of Tempo Communications, director; music by Pat Brennan at Hubbard Street Studio; postproduction by John Anderson at
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