Friday, April 2, 2010

4/02 - Final Four, Cheryl Hines, Chef Tim Love, Nelson Marchioli, Dawn Kaniaupio , Steve Evans

Final Four Excitement from Indianapolis
Many sports fans dream of seeing the Final Four championships in person. If you enter Kraft's Mr Peanut's Road to the Final Four Sweepstakes, this dream could come true for yourself and three lucky guests. The grand prize is a trip for four to the 2011 NCAA Men's Final Four, which includes the National Semifinals and National Championship Final Games in Houston, TX from April 1, 2011 through April 5, 2011. The trip includes airfare, hotel, tickets to each of the games, a rental car, and $2,000 in spending money for a grand prize total of $13,000. Note that this sweepstakes is for next year's game. Entry into Mr Peanut's Road to the Final Four Sweepstakes is open to US residents aged 18 and above. Enter once before April 6, 2010   Kraft Foods’ U.S. Snacks business announced today it has teamed with the NCAA and CBS Sports to become an Official NCAA Corporate Partner for several of its flagship snack brands, including Planters, Ritz, Oreo and Wheat Thins. The partnership includes promotional and marketing rights for the NCAA and all 88 of its men’s and women’s championships. As part of the agreement, the brands will be featured as the NCAA’s official Cookie, Nut and Cracker partners through in-store promotions and with a major advertising buy on CBS Sports starting in March with the Network’s exclusive coverage of the “Road to the Final Four®.”  The combination of Kraft Foods and Cadbury creates a global powerhouse in snacks, confectionery and quick meals. With annual revenues of approximately $50 billion, the combined company is the world’s second largest food company with billions of consumers in more than 160 countries.

Cheryl Hines "School Pride"
Cheryl Hines is a two-time Emmy nominee for her role as Cheryl David on HBO's Golden Globe Award-winning series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the brainchild of “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David. The show's seventh season recently completed airing and generated the most viewers to date.  Cheryl's next television producing project is the NBC two-hour special "School Pride" scheduled to air in fall 2010. The special deals with renovating a deteriorating school while at the same time revitalizing the community encouraging student pride and academic improvement.  Cheryl is also one of Hollywood's busiest actresses with starring roles in a number of critically acclaimed feature films and box office hits including "The Ugly Truth," "RV," "Waitress," "The Grand" and "Bart Got A Room."  NBC will empower communities to renovate their aging and broken public schools - while inspiring students, parents, and teachers to rediscover a sense of pride that will positively impact their lives and futures - in the proactive alternative project "School Pride," a new two-hour special for fall 2010.

Chef Tim Love   "A Slam Dunk at Your March Madness Party" 
As the foremost pioneer of urban Western cuisine, Love wears a cowboy hat in place of a toque, appoints nachos with kangaroo carpaccio and marries foie gras with chiles. A true Texan, the foundation of Love’s cuisine is, naturally, steak and wild game, and includes huge cuts of Texas steer, buffalo, antelope, red deer and wild boar, supplemented by lingonberries from Sweden, Manchego cheese from Spain, and Quandong sauce from Australia for global flair. Love began his career in Knoxville, Tennessee, working in a kitchen while completing a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee. This self-taught chef worked his way to the helm of Uptown Bistro in Frisco, Colorado where he received the “Taste of Breckenridge Grand Award” three years running and the “Taste of the Mountains Award” on numerous occasions.  Love’s flagship restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas — The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro — has earned critical acclaim since it opened in 2000. In April 2007, Tim opened a classic burger joint called The Love Shack. The Love Shack is a casual outdoor spot serving fresh burgers, sausages, hand-cut fries and onion rings, root beer on tap, and a selection of beer and wine. The Love Shack is adjacent to The White Elephant Saloon, another Love property, in the historic Stockyards district.  In 2003 Love partnered with Trefethen Vineyards to create The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Viognier. Love recently released his second line of cookware, The Tim Love Collection, which debuted on the Home Shopping Network in September 2007.
   ***LIVE from the Indiana Convention Center, site of NCAA’s Final Four***

Nelson Marchioli, President / CEO  - Denny's
Two, four, six and eight are numbers Denny's Corp. hopes its customers will appreciate.  The Spartanburg-based family dining chain said Thursday it will roll out a 16-item value menu, "$2 $4 $6 $8," on Saturday.  The first value menu for Denny's aims to win back the hearts and stomachs of diners from fast-food chains with affordable meal choices served around the clock. Denny's will announce the promotion nationwide with four TV commercials that will air during the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament. "This is a first for Denny's, and it redefines value for table service restaurants," said Nelson Marchioli, president and CEO of Denny's. "I think this is a game-changer, moving customers beyond the idea that fast food is their only affordable option."  He said the launch of the new menu was a result of successful tests in a limited number of markets where the menu was unveiled beginning Dec. 26, just before the company announced a campaign where it gave away more than 2 million Grand Slam breakfasts.

Dawn Kaniaupio - 1st Annual Nā Hōkū O Hawaiian Music Festival
In partnership with the  Hawaiian  Academy of Recording Arts (HARA), 4 Miles LLC proudly presents the first annual Nā Hōkū O Hawaiian Music Festival at the Hawaiian Convention Center and throughout Waikīkī from May 27 – May 30. Today festival organizers officially announce ticket pricing, travel packages, workshops, and its list of sponsors and supporters. “Created to invigorate and uplift the music industry in Hawaii while honoring Hawaiian artists and the positive impacts of music to day-to-day life, the Nā Hōkū O Hawaiian Music Festival will be the must attend event in Hawaii  in 2010,” said Dawn Kaniaupio, partner, 4 Miles LLC. "This will be four days of music, culture and the arts alive in Waikīkī. 100 artists will perform live stretched across 25 venues. There will be workshops for and by artists at the Hawaiian Convention Center."

Steve Evans "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".