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DAVIES_JANET_clr_email.jpgWLS-Channel 7 will air the special presentation " Billy Elliot Dances His Way Into Chicago" on Sunday at 10:30 p.m., with an encore presentation slated for Saturday, May 1, at 11:35 p.m. The special will take viewers on to the red carpet at the opening night of the musical "Billy Eliot" in Chicago. WLS entertainment reporter and "190 North" host Janet Davies will host the half-hour special that will include an interview with Sir Elton John, who composed the music for the Tony Award-winning show. The four young actors who will play the role of Billy Elliot during the Chicago engagement at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts will discuss their part in the show as well. The special presentation also will examine how the musical's creators developed their stage production from the film on which it is based.

Mark and Janet NEW.jpgMark Giangreco and Janet Davies are set to co-host ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7's "Countdown Chicago," the No. 1-rated local station's annual TV special to ring in the new year. Joining Giangreco and Davies will be Hosea Sanders and "190 North's" Michelle Alegria and Mark Nilsson. The hour-long special, starting at 11:08 p.m. on Dec. 31, will transport viewers live to some of the city's snazziest New Year's parties, and Chicago's traditional fireworks celebration. Davies and Giangreco will anchor the show from Buddy Guy's Legends showroom. "Countdown Chicago" also will shine a spotlight on blues legend Buddy Guy himself, while reflecting on the history of the blues performer's famous bar. Mark Nilsson will be based at popular concert venue Metro, where alternative rock band "The Jesus Lizard" will pay.

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