Thursday, March 31, 2016

3/31 FRANK PELLEGRINO JR., RAO’S RESTAURANT, VICTOR ANTONIO, LIFE OR DEBT ON SPIKE TV

FRANK PELLEGRINO – RAO’S RESTAURANT IN LA, LAS VEGAS, AND NEW YORK

OUR STORY
TRADITION AND RITUAL ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF ITALIAN CUISINE. SINCE 1896 THE RAO'S FAMILY HAS BELIEVED IN SHARING THOSE TRADITIONS. WE INVITE YOU TO TAKE PART IN SHARING- WITH US AND WITH EACH OTHER—THE RAO'S FAMILY WAY OF FEASTING. IF YOU FOLLOW ALONG WITH OUR MENU, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE RITUALS VINCENT RAO AND ANNE PELLEGRINO HAVE PASSED TO OUR GENERATION. WITH THE HELP OF YOUR SERVER, ENJOY THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENTS IN YOUR DINING EXPERIENCE: FOOD, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY. WE PROMISE THAT YOU WILL NOT ONLY LEAVE FULL BUT FULFILLED.

THE HISTORY
RAO'S NEW YORK IS A CULINARY NATIONAL TREASURE. WIDELY ACCLAIMED FOR ITS AUTHENTIC, SOUTHERN NEAPOLITAN ITALIAN COOKING AND ITS HOME-STYLE FAMILY AMBIANCE, RAO'S WAS HONORED WITH A PINNACLE THREE STARS FROM NEW YORK TIMES RESTAURANT CRITIC MIMI SHERATON DESCRIBING THE CUISINE AS "EXQUISITELY SIMPLE ITALIAN COOKING."

OPENED IN 1896, THE RESTAURANT IS CELEBRATED AS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES' OLDEST FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED RESTAURANTS RUNNING IN ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION. HANDING DOWN CHERISHED PELLEGRINO AND RAO TRADITIONS AS ITS MAIN INGREDIENTS, THE RAO'S MENU PAIRS GENERATIONS OF AUTHENTICITY AND LOVE WITH FRESHNESS AND FLAVOR.

ALL LOCATIONS, NEW YORK, LAS VEGAS AND LOS ANGELES, SERVE AND SATIATE SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL APPETITES IN THE WORLD. AT THE NEW YORK LOCATION, THE LIST OF REGULARS READS LIKE THE "WHO'S WHO" OF NEW YORK COGNOSCENTI, INCLUDING WOODY ALLEN, BILLY CRYSTAL, ROB REINER, NICHOLAS PILEGGI AND DANNY AIELLO. LEGIONS OF POLITICIANS, SPORTS FIGURES AND MATINEE IDOLS HAVE JOCKEYED FOR A RESERVATION. THERE, DINING AT RAO'S IS A LEGENDARY EXPERIENCE SO BELOVED THAT GETTING A SEAT IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF YOU ARE A REGULAR AND HAVE, "TABLE RIGHTS," OR IF YOU'RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE INVITED AS A GUEST BY SOMEONE WHO DOES. IN LAS VEGAS, YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE OUR GUEST. FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, WE INVITE YOU TO SIT BACK AND RELAX WHILE FILLING YOURSELF WITH MORE THAN FOOD. CHEERS!

RAOSRESTAURANTS.COM


RENOWNED BUSINESS STRATEGIST AND PERSONAL FINANCE CONSULTANT, VICTOR ANTONIO - STAR OF "LIFE OR DEBT" ON SPIKE TV

SPIKE SETS OUT TO AID FAMILIES ON THE VERGE OF FINANCIAL DISASTER WHEN “LIFE OR DEBT”

PREMIERED SUNDAY, MARCH 13 AT 10 PM ET/PT 

Series Follows Renowned Business Strategist and Personal Finance Consultant  Victor Antonio As He Works With Families To Get Out Of Debt

Three quarters of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck with no cushion for the unexpected.  And according to a recent survey, one in five Americans believes they will die in debt.  Spike and former Fortune 500 business strategist Victor Antonio are on a mission to chip away at these staggering statistics by knocking on the doors of families on the verge of financial ruin and giving them a much needed wakeup call.  Antonio will not only help these families face the facts and the bleak future that awaits them if they continue down this path, he will also pinpoint the underlying issues and ultimately supply the tools needed to empower them to get back in the black. Ten one-hour episodes of “Life Or Debt” debut started Sunday, March 13 at 10PM ET/PT on Spike.

Financial troubles can affect any family, from the affluent to the blue-collar middle class, to a young family just starting out.  But oftentimes these monetary issues can be solved with some expert guidance, tough love and a change in approach.  That’s where Antonio, a personal finance consultant and former CEO, comes in with an innovative solution.  Antonio believes family finances should be run like a business and that by streamlining operations, identifying hard line goals and executing reasonable action plans, families can avoid financial ruin.

“Life or Debt” follows Antonio as he sets out each week to help a different family facing a fiscal calamity, including an outdated wedding DJ following his dreams at the cost of his family’s finances, a talented single mother working eight different jobs around her custody arrangement and a failing small business owner who falls deeper in debt while his wife spends money on plastic surgery and binge shops.  In each episode, Antonio does his initial assessment and reality check, pointing out the significant disparity between money coming in and money going out.  He charges families with the task of taking a hard look at their numbers, before putting them through a series of challenges and driving them to make hard choices. During this time, Antonio gets a better sense of the family, often uncovering the underlying issues and dark secrets of each family’s financial situation to flush out the realities of how they got to this point.  Then comes the restructure, where Antonio lays out an actionable plan, assigning specific responsibilities to each family member that plays to their strengths and reveals the “magic number,” or the number they need to hit each month to reach financial stability.   He returns 90 days later to check in on their progress with the hope they have turned their situation around.

Business strategist Antonio rose up from the streets of Chicago to become one of America's most celebrated Hispanic executives. As CEO of Force, Inc, President of Global Sales and Marketing for the $420M New World Network and Vice President of International Sales for the $3B Fortune 500 company ADC Telecommunications, he developed a reputation as a shrewd executive and a strong family man.  Now a personal finance consultant, author and business speaker, Antonio has made it his mission to help families reach financial stability.

Fans of “Life or Debt” can join in the conversation about the show by following @SPIKE on Twitter and using #LifeOrDebt.  Sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, blog posts, full episodes, biographies and more can be found on Spike.com’s dedicated “Life or Debt” destination, spike.com/shows/life-or-debt, where content will be updated throughout the season.  For additional series updates, follow Spike on Facebook and on Instagram.

“Life or Debt” is an original concept developed by Ugly Brother Studios, with Tim Duffy, Mike Duffy and Tim Warren serving as Executive Producers.  The series is also directed by Warren.  Meredith Prunkard is Co-Executive Producer.  Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series and Chachi Senior is Senior Vice President, Original Series. Hayley Lozitsky, Vice President of Original Series and Jeff Savaiano serve as the network’s Executives in Charge of Production.

SPIKE.COM/SHOWS/LIFE-OR-DEBT

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

03/30 LARRY LIPSON, SONIA TOLBERT, FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY

LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT
For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.


SONIA TOLBERT - GENERAL MANAGER, FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - STAR STUDDED LINEUP FOR ANNUAL CULTURE, WINE AND CUISINE EXTRAVAGANZA ANNOUNCED

FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY ANNOUNCES STAR STUDDED LINEUP FOR ELEVENTH ANNUAL CULTURE, WINE AND CUISINE EXTRAVAGANZA
JULY 15-24, 2016

The region’s flagship festival to feature performances by Kristin Chenowith, Sergio Mendes, San Francisco Ballet, Kathleen Battle and Sarah Chang

Festival Napa Valley (formerly Festival del Sole), one of America’s premiere summer destination events, presents its Eleventh Season, July 15-24, 2016. The ten-day fete features exclusive engagements by preeminent classical, opera, jazz and dance artists paired with intimate food and wine affairs hosted by the region’s top vintners. Through its free programming and arts education initiatives, the festival seeks to bring the transformative power of the arts to all.

Festival Napa Valley 2016 Highlights:

  • Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth opens the season with an intimate recital at Castello di Amorosa.
  • San Francisco Ballet, accompanied by members of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, makes its long-anticipated Festival Napa Valley debut.
  • An Americana program featuring Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Chris Noth narrating Copland’s inspiring Lincoln Portrait, plus a special appearance by legendary soprano Kathleen Battle.
  • Far Niente hosts a tribute evening to Season 11 honoree Margrit Mondavi with a grand Italian feast prepared by celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich.
  • Jazz legend Sergio Mendes celebrates 50 years of Brasil 66 at the annual “Jazz at the Castello” concert.
  • Festival Orchestra NAPA, an all-star ensemble of principal players from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony and other leading orchestras, makes its debut.
  • Festival favorite Sarah Chang performs Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville.
  • The Festival Gala at Meadowood supports the festival’s Arts for All initiative that provides free and affordable programming along with grants to local schools and arts organizations.
  • Renowned baritone Lester Lynch and friends perform American Spirituals at the historic Mont La Salle Chapel in a program also featuring the Young People’s Chorus of NYC.
  • The Bouchaine Young Artist Series showcases today’s rising stars with three free concerts at the Jarvis Conservatory.
  • Taste of Napa™ celebrates the best of Napa Valley showcasing 70 world-renowned wineries, restaurants, chefs and food artisans.
  • The Young People’s Chorus of New York City performs the admission-free 2016 Community Concert. Also appearing, for the first time, young dancers from the Napa Regional Dance Company.
  • International opera stars Isabel Leonard and Michael Fabiano headline the season finale Opera Gala, conducted by Carlo Ponti.

Festival Napa Valley 2016 Event include Alpha Omega, Auberge du Soleil, Cardinale, Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga Ranch, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Far Niente, Grgich Hills, HALL Wines, Harvest Inn, The Hess Collection, Jarvis Conservatory, Lincoln Theater, Meadowood Napa Valley, Mont La Salle Chapel, The Napa Valley Reserve, Robert Mondavi Winery, Round Hill Estate, Solage Calistoga, Signorello Estate, Spottswoode Estate, V. Sattui Winery and Vintner’s Collective.

Festival Napa Valley 2016 Passes - Festival Napa Valley offers a range of pass options to ensure the entire community has the opportunity to experience and enjoy live performances:

  • Free Performance Pass: Enjoy admission-free access to the Community Concert featuring the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and the Bouchaine Young Artist Series at Jarvis Conservatory. Reservations required.
  • Concert Pass:  Watch the world’s leading classical, opera, jazz, and dance artists perform in intimate and unique Napa Valley settings including Castello di Amorosa, Lincoln Theater and Mont La Salle Chapel. Concert Passes start at $45.
  • Allegro Pass:  Experience an evening of music paired with warm Napa Valley hospitality. The Allegro Pass includes premium concert seating and access to After Parties at chic Napa Valley settings. Opening Night Allegro, $275, Solo Allegro Pass (a la carte Lincoln Theater evenings), $149. Quattro Allegro Pass (all four Lincoln Theater evenings), $475.
  • Patron Pass:  Whether for a single day, a weekend, or the entire festival, Patron Pass holders enjoy vintner's luncheons, winery dinners and other exclusive events. Additional benefits include prime concert seating, valet parking, and concierge services. Passes include a tax-deductible donation. Evening Patron Pass from $850. All Day Patron Pass from $1,000.  Multi-Day Patron Pass from $2,700.  All-Access Festival Passport, $10,000.
  • $40 under 40: $40 Concert Passes are available for festivalgoers under 40 to performances at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville.
  • Student Rate:  Festival Napa Valley offers $25 Concert Passes to students 25 years and under (student ID required) to attend performances at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville.

To purchase passes, visit festivalnapavalley.org , call 888.337.6272 or visit the Festival Box Office between 10 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday, 1850 Soscol Ave., Suite 205 in Napa, CA.

MORE ABOUT FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY:
Festival Napa Valley has put Napa Valley on the map as a leading cultural destination. The annual summer festival blends the world’s finest classical, jazz, opera, theater and dance artists with culinary, wine and fitness pursuits, staged in Napa Valley’s most iconic settings. Dedicated to enriching the region’s cultural vitality and to supporting arts education, the festival nurtures young talent through the Bouchaine Young Artist Series, presents free community concerts, and is the leading funder of arts education in Napa County. More than 200 wineries, hotels, resorts, theaters, restaurants and vintners take part in the event annually.

Festival Napa Valley is presented by Napa Valley Festival Association, a nonprofit public benefit corporation governed by a board of prominent vintners and local leaders.

WWW.FESTIVALNAPAVALLEY.ORG

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

3/29 TITUS WELLIVER, AMAZONS BOSCH, IAN BLACKBURN, WINE LA

TITUS WELLIVER TALKS ABOUT HIS ROLL IN AMAZONS HIT DRAMA, BOSCH 

SEASON 2 OF BOSCH  RETURNED MARCH 11 ON AMAZON - TITUS WELLIVER PLAYS THE TITLE CHARACTER

Titus Welliver has recently wrapped shooting his second season as the lead character of Harry Bosch based on Michael Connelly's best selling book series. He is a veteran of film, television, and theater. On the big screen, Welliver recently gave memorable performances in Michael Bay’s Transformers 4: Age of Existence and Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land.  In addition, he has appeared in all of Oscar-winner Ben Affleck’s directorial outings, including Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo.

In television, Welliver has enjoyed a successful collaboration with producer David Milch, appearing in several of Milch's shows, including critically acclaimed HBO hit, Deadwood.  For fans of the TV cult favorite, Lost, Welliver will forever be remembered as "The Man in Black,” a character central to the mythology of the series. In addition, he has recurred on the The Good Wife.

Welliver’s theater credits include David Mamet’s production of American Buffalo. He has also appeared in Riff Raff, written and directed by Laurence Fishburne, which was performed at Circle in the Square Downtown in New York City.

Welliver can next be seen on the big screen in Affleck’s upcoming film Live By Night.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Based on the novels by crime/detective novelist Michael Connelly, the series follows Los Angeles Police Detective Harry Bosch as he investigates high profile homicides and navigates the inner-workings of the LAPD while also facing many of his own demons. BOSCH was Amazon's first hit drama series.

Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, Harry Bosch, the tenacious LAPD homicide detective at the heart of Michael Connelly's best selling novels, is ready for action, and his first case may prove his biggest challenge yet. A dead body found in the trunk of a car on Mulholland Drive appears to have a mob connection and leads Bosch and his investigation to Las Vegas. As the case becomes more complex, and intensely personal, Bosch follows a dangerous trail of corruption and collusion, one that uncovers the dark side of the police department and threatens Bosch's relentless pursuit of truth.

Bosch also stars Jamie Hector (The Wire) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (Being Human) as Lt. Grace Billets, Sarah Clarke (24) as Eleanor Wish, Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead) as Maddie Bosch, Jeri Ryan (Body of Proof) as Veronica Allen and Lance Reddick (The Wire) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.


IAN BLACKBURN – WINE LA – UPCOMING EVENTS                
ABOUT WINELA
wineLA is about enhancing the wine culture of Los Angeles. To do so, wine must be in rhythm with fashion, music, food and other beverages.  It must take advantage of the geography, the architecture and the centers of interest. Los Angeles is a giant playground with an amazing array of venues, spaces, wine bars, restaurants, beaches, roof tops, gardens, and magical views. We want to be a part of the LA lifestyle, the wine lifestyle, and celebrate the people, the place and the passion.
wineLA will promote significant events, occasional classes, and tastings of merit. This is phase two of what we started 20 years ago at LearnAboutWine.com - America’s first wine education website and first in wine event creation. LearnAboutWine will now evolve onto a digital platform; the transformation will take some time; so we will slowly rebrand our event efforts onto wineLA, reduce the number of activities we focus on, and elevate our efforts to focus on the next big thing… Doing what is best for the wine industry and the communities we serve.  Edicts:  innovate, evolve and excite.

We thank you for joining our newsletter, we will be sending fewer emails and packing them with amazing content. We want to be your wine content provider and would love to hear about your favorite places, your music, your locations - we want to be under the influence of what ignites your passion for Los Angeles.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES AND WINE PAIRINGS
EAT.DRINK.AMERICANO
APR 2ND AND 3RD, 2016    3:30PM - 5:30PM

WINE CAMP
EAT.DRINK.AMERICANO
APRIL 10, 2016 - 3:30PM - 5:30PM

UNDERSTANDING BURGUNDY
EAT.DRINK.AMERICANO - DTLA
APR 16, 2016 - 3:30PM - 5:30PM

ULTIMATE CHAMPAGNE
TOSCANA - BRENTWOOD
APR 17, 2016 - 4:30PM - 6:30PM OR 7PM-9:30PM

WINE BUSINESS 101
WINELA LOFT - DTLA
APR 23, 2016 - 11AM - 2PM

WINE CAMP
EAT.DRINK.AMERICANO
APRIL 23, 2016 - 3:30PM - 5:30PM

ELEVATING ZINFANDEL
LA BREA BAKERY CAFE
MAY 05, 2016 - 7PM - 9PM

WWW.WINELA.COM

Monday, March 28, 2016

3/28 VOJTECH KACEROVSKY, CZECHTOURISM, EASTER TRADITIONS IN CZECH REPUBLIC, CHRIS PIERCE, HERITAGE POULTRY MANAGEMENT SERVICES, WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

VOJTECH KACEROVSKY FROM CZECHTOURISM TALKS ABOUT EASTER TRADITIONS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Czech Easter Folk Customs and Traditions

The most important Christian holidays are approaching!
Easter belongs to the ancient holidays of the first spring full moon, which is associated with the celebration of the arrival of spring, the resurrection of Christ, and the launch of a new agricultural year.

Traditional customs
In addition to the painted Easter eggs, the osier stick, a switch plaited from fresh willow branches and adorned with ribbons, is a Czech Easter symbol. On Easter Monday boys and men go caroling and symbolically whip girls and women with the plaited osier sticks. According to folk traditions, the whipping is supposed to bring women beauty and freshness throughout the year. In some regions, they also still keep the rattles custom. From Thursday to Saturday boys walk around the village houses making noise with theirwooden rattles, thereby summoning believers to church instead of bells, which fell silent during the Easter holidays and symbolically flew off to Rome. After the period of fasting comes a period of true abundance. Some typical Easter dishes are lamb or rabbit meat with nettle stuffing, cross buns from slowly leavened dough or sponge cake lambs with icing. Judases (baked goods) drizzled in honey and divine grace (fried dough coated in sugar) are also great delicacies. And Easter Monday could never go without a meal prepared from eggs! Eggs are an ancient symbol of new life and rebirth. During the Easter holidays, most restaurants serve spiced beer specialities along with the Easter menu.

Folk tradition for everyone
The grounds of the oldest and the largest open air museum in Central Europe in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm  come alive with samples of traditional Easter and spring customs. This year, on Saturday, you will see a craft fair with demonstrations of traditional crafts. A day later, on Easter Sunday, folklore ensembles will perform, and you will be able to buy hand-painted Easter eggs or plaited osier sticks.

Easter in Veselý Kopec in Eastern Bohemia will take on a similar form. Exhibitions bringing to life the traditional folk customs will be held in all log buildings.

Open-air markets
The capital city of Prague hasn’t forgotten about its residents and visitors either. In particular, it has prepared folk fairs and festivities. The main fair will take place in the Old Town Square, in the historic heart of the city. You will be able to buy items such as painted Easter eggs, osier sticks, even Easter bread – as well as cross buns, the aforementioned Judases (baked goods) and sponge cake lambs. A rich cultural program full of folk songs, dances and demonstrations of folk customs has been prepared. The smallest can try out their artistic talents in painting Easter eggs or in plaiting osier sticks.

WWW.CZECHTOURISM.COM 


CHRIS PIERCE CHATS ABOUT THIS YEARS WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL, EGG'S HEALTH BENEFITS AND GROWING EGG CONSUMPTION

This Year The American Egg Board Is Donating More than 30,000 EGGS to Be Rolled, Hunted & Decorated at the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll

On Monday, the American Egg Board will continue its almost four decades of support of the White House Easter Egg Roll with the 39th Commemorative Egg presentation to First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of America's egg farmers. They will also donate more than 30,000 hard-boiled eggs and offer fun activities, including an interactive hen-to-home journey, on the South Lawn to attendees.

Since 1978 American presidents and their families have celebrated Easter Monday by hosting an "egg roll" party. Some historians note that First Lady Dolley Madison originally suggested the idea of a public egg roll, while others tell stories of informal egg-rolling parties at the While House dating back to President Lincoln's administration. Eggs are more popular than ever among Americans for breakfast, lunch and dinner and on trend with their appetite for more protein. In fact, egg sales are the highest they've ever been, according to Nielsen, growing by $1.4 billion to $7.3 billion in 2015. The average person ate 1.5 dozen eggs at Easter time in 2015, a 5.5 % increase over 2014.

Friday, March 25, 2016

3/25 LEGENDARY COUNTRY MUSIC SONGSTRESS LORRIE MORGAN, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

LEGENDARY COUNTRY MUSIC SONGSTRESS LORRIE MORGAN - TWO NEW ALBUMS RELEASED BACK-TO-BACK, TOUR DATES AND MORE!


LORRIE MORGAN RELEASED A PICTURE OF ME – GREATEST HITS & MORE ON MARCH 18
Compilation Album Featuring New Recordings of Greatest Hits and Brand New Songs Follows First New Studio Album in Five Years, 'Letting Go… Slow', In Stores Now

Good things come in pairs, and this season legendary country music songstress Lorrie Morgan celebrates two new album releases, back-to-back. Following the February 12 release of her first new studio album in five years, Letting Go… Slow, Morgan will celebrate the juxtaposed March 18 drop of a brand new compilation album, A Picture Of Me – Greatest Hits & More. A Picture Of Me – Greatest Hits & More is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

Having lived a life of great loss and triumph, Morgan has been quoted saying, “In many ways, my life has been a country song.” In an article published by People Magazine Morgan revealed that although a lot of good things have happened to her, the tragedies have been overwhelming. Devastated by the loss of her father, country star George Morgan when she was just 16; and then the unexpected death of her husband and fellow country star Keith Whitley when she was in her late twenties, Morgan’s first years of career success were far from painless.

Her song “Dear Me” became her first Top 10 hit shortly after Whitley’s death, followed by “Out Of Your Shoes,” and “Five Minutes,” which both skyrocketed to No. 1. “Here I am,” she told People Magazine, “In this tragedy, and I had something I had wanted for so long, a hit record. And as much as I thank God, I say, ‘thanks, but please – make it a little easier.’” Through the years, Morgan has credited her audiences for being her therapists and helping her make it through those hard times through music.

Now, nearly two decades later, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, legendary country star and four-time Female Vocalist Of The Year, she says she is happier than ever, and two new music projects on the horizon are just icing on the cake.

Featuring newly re-recorded versions of her top hits “Watch Me,” “Something In Red,” “Good As I Was To You,” “Five Minutes,” “Except For Monday, “ A Picture Of Me (Without You)," "What Part Of No,” and brand-new songs like Dottie West’s “Here Comes My Baby,” A Picture Of Me – Greatest Hits & More also features never-before-heard songs from Morgan like “I Went Crazy For Awhile” and “Hopelessly Yours,” written and co-written by Keith Whitley. Morgan also includes beautiful renditions of Tammy Wynette’s “’Til I Can Make It On My Own,” and George Jones’s “Loving You Could Never Be Better.”

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
March 25 Golden Nugget – Las Vegas, Nev.
April 15 The Calumet Theatre – Calumet, Mich.
April 16 Grand Casino – Hinckley, Minn.
April 22 Shooting Star Casino – Mahnomen, Minn.
April 23 HCGWD Events Center – Baraboo, Wis.

LORRIE.COM



STEVE EVENS – THE MOVIE GUY                        
GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

3/24 AUTO EXPERT MIKE CAUDILL, NY AUTO SHOW, BROOKE GRIFFIN, SKINNY SUPPERS: 125 LIGHTENED UP, HEALTHIER MEALS FOR YOUR FAMILY

AUTO EXPERT MIKE CAUDILL COVERS THE 2016 NY AUTO SHOW

ABOUT MIKE:
Mike is an automotive industry expert and has appeared on several television stations nationwide, including Fox News Channel, Fox & Friends, America’s Newsroom, Varney & Co, Fox Car Report, CNN Morning, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and more. On a local level Mike has made appearances on stations from Los Angeles, to Minnesota, to Chicago to New York City. Mike was also the Automotive Expert for NADAguides.com, the consumer arm of the National Automobile Dealers Association. In addition, Mike has hosted automotive segments that cover the gambit of the motoring world for the past 10 years, from auto shows to current industry trends to product unveils, Michael has seen and done it all automotive.

THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:
Auto Expert Mike Caudill previews the final new car introductions of the year including New reveals from Buick, Hyundai, Jaguar, Acura, Jeep, Mazda and other news coming from the show. In 1900, the New York International Automobile Show became North America’s first automotive exhibition. Combined with the city's energy, and the fact that Metro New York is one of the nation's largest markets for new car and truck sales, the show is now one of the most important automotive events in the world.  The show is open to the public March 25 - April 3, 2016 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

WWW.AUTOSHOWNY.COM


FORMER NFL CHEERLEADER AND FITNESS UNIVERSE CHAMPION BROOKE GRIFFIN TALKS ABOUT HER NEW COOKBOOK, SKINNY SUPPERS: 125 LIGHTENED UP, HEALTHIER MEALS FOR YOUR FAMILY

ABOUT SKINNY SUPPERS: 125 Lightened Up, Healthier Meals for Your Family
Like many new moms, former NFL Cheerleader and Fitness Universe Champion, Brooke Griffin struggled to lose nearly 70 extra pounds after giving birth to her son. During a time of personal trial, Brooke decided to make some changes. She worked to lose all the baby weight and started SkinnyMom.com to help others struggling with similar issues. Now reaching an audience of over 6 million each month, Brooke gives readers “the skinny” on healthy living while empowering them to spend quality time with their families over healthy and delicious suppers.

Designed for families who juggle hectic schedules, SKINNY SUPPERS helps them eliminate the question of “what’s for dinner?” and take the first steps in preparing tasty and waist-friendly meals for their families, with recipes that are simple satisfying and lower in fat and calories (most under 350 calories per serving!). All feature easy-to-find ingredients and are quick to prepare, making it possible for even the busiest parent to find time to get a lightened up, homemade dinner on the table.

MORE ABOUT BROOKE GRIFFIN
Brooke Griffin grew up in Kentucky where Sunday Suppers were a staple of her childhood. She fondly remembers squeezing into her granny’s tiny country house after church along with her large extended family to eat home-cooked meals and pray. After being the first person in her family to graduate college, Brooke went on to realize her childhood dream of cheerleading in the NFL. She has appeared in national magazines including Oxygen, Women’s Fitness, Redbook, American Baby, GQ, and on national television, including on ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, Fox, and 20/20. She lives in Kentucky with her son Easton.

WWW.AURITT.COM

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

3/23 LARRY LIPSON, CHEF GEORGE DURAN, MARCH MADNESS ENTERTAINING TIPS, TAX SEASON SURVIVAL GUIDE WITH KELSEY HUBBARD

LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT
For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.


CHEF GEORGE DURAN JOINS THE CONVERSATION WITH SOME MARCH MADNESS SLAM-DUNK ENTERTAINING TIPS

MARCH MADNESS SLAM-DUNK ENTERTAINING TIPS
Are you a basketball fan, or just a fan of getting together with friends and family? Just in time for any March Madness viewing parties, chef and entertainer George Duran shares food and wine and entertaining tips guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

ABOUT GEORGE DURAN:
George Duran is a chef and entertainer. Author of Take This Dish and Twist it, known for his Food Network show Ham on the Street and most recently host of TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off. He’s appeared as guests on NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Wendy William Show, the Dr. Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show and many others.

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela by Armenian parents, George attended  NYU where he commenced his all-out assault on a career in radio and TV production, culminating in 1996--with an award for Best Radio Talk Show at the National Association of College Broadcasters for his work hosting HYE Time Radio show on WNYU.

Post college, Duran continued to follow his Radio Muse, working as an on-air personality for comedy segments at WPLJ-FM in New York. He moved on to WABC radio in 1999 where he produced and performed more comedy sketches.

2002 proved to be an important year for Duran.  Since man cannot live on care packages from Mom alone, George had been busy honing his own culinary skills—and found his hobby gradually turning into a full-blown obsession. One he would follow to Paris, France, where he attended culinary school at the Ecole Superieure de Cuisine Francaise, Groupe Ferrandi. While attending school, Duran created and hosted in French a culinary show called Pop Cuisine on France’s Cuisine TV network. His unpretentious, quirky culinary style was a hit—garnering Pop Cuisine a nomination for a 7 d’Or (French Emmy) for Best Cable Show as well as a 2003 Silver Grape Gastronomic Award. George even broke into the world of print, teaching Gallic “lads” a few culinary tricks with his column in the French edition of FHM magazine.

In 2005, Duran returned to New York, taking his career as a TV Chef to the next level—creating and hosting Food Network’s popular Ham on the Street.  A couple years later Duran expanded his presence on the network, hosting The Secret Life of…, a light hearted exploration of the history of the foods we love.

In October, 2008, George’s first book, Take This Dish and Twist It hit bookstore shelves and by 2010 George was asked to join TLC’s prime time line-up by hosting Ultimate Cake Off where the nation’s top cake artists compete against each other to build the ultimate cake. Currently George Duran hosts culinary segments with The Better Show and All Recipes.com.

WWW.GEORGEDURAN.COM


TAX SEASON SURVIVAL GUIDE WITH KELSEY HUBBARD - SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR TAX MATTERS LESS TAXING

April 18th is drawing near so you may want to ask yourself…Do you know which paperwork you’ll need? Will you be going traditional or paperless? Have you kept your records long enough? How can you stay safe during the process?

What if we told you there are a few simple ways to stay sane and solvent come tax time? Before you spend hundreds on professional tax prep or even a software program, get informed—let Finance Reporter Kelsey Hubbard sail you smoothly through the 15th!

Kelsey Hubbard  is also as a freelance anchor and reporter for BBC Capital in New York. As a part of the global website launch in 2013, she created and developed the 90 Second Financial Fix, a continuing original personal finance video series. In addition, Ms. Hubbard is a freelance News Anchor for News 12 Connecticut, a Cabelvision Network. Ms. Hubbard also worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she anchored live news programs such as Lunch Break and The News Hub. As a multi-media anchor and producer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, Ms. Hubbard was also responsible for analyzing and delivering on-air content to MarketWatch, Barron’s and SmartMoney. Her team and respective content increased the viewership of the network from around 12,000 views to over 35 million on demand views per month. Ms. Hubbard is also responsible for the launch of WSJ’s Tax Show, which covers all tax related issues and stories during tax season.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

03/22 DR. ROBERT LOOKSTEIN, SEAMUS MULLEN, LIMOR SUSS

DR. ROBERT LOOKSTEIN  - IT'S SPRING BREAK & SUMMER VACATION PLANNING TIME! THE HEALTH RISKS SURROUNDING LONG-DISTANCE TRAVEL

THE HEALTH RISKS SURROUNDING LONG-DISTANCE TRAVEL
AS OIL & GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO DROP, MORE PEOPLE MAY BE TAKING TO THE ROADS & SKY

The falling price of oil means two things for travelers: cheaper gas and airline deals. But before you jet or drive off to that much needed break, you should know about an unexpected health danger that could turn your vacation into something much worse. A condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can occur when blood clots form in the deep veins of your legs after sitting still in a confined space for a long period of time. In fact, traveling for more than four hours by car, train or plane can put you at risk for DVT.

It is important to know what can increase your risk of DVT as most people who develop travel-associated blood clots have one or more other risk factors, as well.

Risk Factors Can Include:
Being older than age 40
Injury to a vein, often caused by fractures, severe muscle injury or major surgery
Increased estrogen, often caused by taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
Pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after childbirth
Previous blood clot or family history of blood clots

DVT can cause leg pain or swelling, but may also occur without symptoms. DVT affects approximately 900,000 people in the U.S.,[i]and the longer you are immobile, the greater your risk for developing a blood clot. Ultimately, this can lead to a more serious health problem when part of the blood clot breaks off and travels to the lungs causing a  blockage -- or pulmonary embolism - which could be fatal.

On Tuesday, March 22, Dr. Robert Lookstein, interventional radiologist at Mount Sinai, will discuss what your listeners/viewers need to know about DVT as the travel season gets underway, including how to recognize the symptoms and what to do to protect yourself and your family against the possibilities of blood clots during travel. He'll also explain some of the current treatments available for DVT.


CELEBRITY CHEF/HEALTH AND WELLNESS AUTHORITY SEAMUS MULLEN SHARES HIS PERSONAL FITNESS JOURNEY AND RECIPE IDEAS FEATURING HERO FOOD EVOO

Seamus Mullen is an award-winning New York chef, restaurateur and cookbook author known for his inventive yet approachable Spanish cuisine, and a leading authority on health and wellness.  An avid cyclist who raced competitively in his twenties, he was diagnosed in 2007 with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that forced him to rethink his relationship with food, and led to his first cookbook Hero Food, published in 2012. Through food, exercise and lifestyle changes, Seamus was able to successfully turn his health around.  As a testament to his newly reclaimed health, in November 2014 he raced in La Ruta de Los Conquistadores, one of the most challenging mountain bike races in the world and is currently making a documentary about his journey called “Back on the Bike.”

Seamus Mullen will share his personal story of how Hero Foods changed his life and discuss and demo cooking with Hero Food extra virgin olive oil and the versatility of Wish-Bone E.V.O.O. salad dressings.

ABOUT SEAMUS MULLEN
Seamus Mullen shares his story through numerous speaking engagements around the country, and has been featured in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago-Tribune, and The Guardian. He has written about his experience for The New York Times and through his bimonthly column in Men’s Journal.

Growing up on an organic farm in Vermont, Seamus learned from a young age the value of eating real, whole foods.  After cooking throughout Spain, New York and San Francisco, Seamus first rose to national prominence in 2006 with Boqueria, one of the first critically acclaimed and highly successful Spanish restaurants in New York. In 2009, he was one of 3 finalists on the Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef.” He can often be seen as a featured judge on the popular Food Network series “Chopped” and “Beat Bobby Flay,” and is a frequent guest on programs such as The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, and CBS This Morning.

Seamus opened his first solo restaurant Tertulia in Manhattan in 2011, which was awarded two stars from The New York Times and a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant. In 2013, he opened El Colmado, a Spanish tapas and wine bar at Gotham West Market, a food hall in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. In September 2014, Seamus launched Sea Containers at Mondrian London, his first hotel collaboration and first restaurant outside of the United States.. He has been named a semi-finalist for Best Chef NYC by the James Beard Foundation 3 years in a row.


LIFESTYLE EXPERT AND MILLENNIAL MOM LIMOR SUSS - LIFE HACKS FOR THE MILLENNIAL MOM - REDEFINING THE TERM “BALANCING ACT” FOR THE MILLENNIAL AGE

More Millennials are becoming mothers. In fact they now account for 65% of first time moms of infants/toddlers with the oldest child under 2 years old. Mothers from all generations want the absolute best for their child, but Millennial Moms are now redefining the term “balancing act” with their tech savviness, need for efficiency and connectivity!

Millennial Moms are tapped into the virtual world with a touch of smart phone or tablet seeking advice from bloggers, social media and the internet. But, the more tapped in they are, the more they are bombarded with endless information on the best basic needs for their child. Newly Millennial Mom and Lifestyle Expert Limor Suss tips and life hack solutions for Moms, grandma’s and everyone in between!

ABOUT LIMOR: 
Limor Suss has been seen around the country giving her latest trend picks on both local and national shows including GMA, Dr. Oz, Fox and Friends, Better TV, CBS’s on the Couch, New York Live and more! Limor has also been quoted in various news sources including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Mashable & The Next Web. She can be seen on her weekly product-pick segment on the PIX11 morning news in New York City.

Monday, March 21, 2016

3/21 DAISY TATUM, 33RD ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, GERRY FURTH-SIDES

DAISY TATUM – BOARD MEMBER, 33RD ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL MAY 21–22

33rd ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
A TRADITIONAL TASTY TRIBUTE IN THE GOLDEN STATE

Strawberry revelry is ripest when the 2016 California Strawberry Festival celebrates its 33rd seasonal celebration May 21 and 22, 2016 on 15 picturesque acres at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard. It’s an iconic berry event of epic proportions.

Ranked nationwide among the top outdoor Festivals, the fruity fete boasts lip-smacking strawberries every way imaginable, live concerts on two stages, more than 200 Fine Arts & Crafts booths, the Strawberry Promenade with celebrity cooking demonstrations, Strawberryland For Kids with rides and attractions, and wholesome, gooey contests, appealing to all ages.

An estimated 1.5 million strawberries will be consumed over the weekend where the regions most prolific crop is the main ingredient for fun. If you haven’t had strawberry pizza alongside a strawberry beer, you haven’t been to the Festival. Or perhaps the strawberry nachos, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry crepes, chocolate dipped strawberries, or fried strawberries, are more your style. With selections from 50 food booths, those who wish to control their destiny should head to the “build you own” strawberry shortcake tent to pile on the goodness or enter the “Strawberry Shortcake Build Off” contest.

Best of all, indulging is guilt free. With each bite of berry bliss from the non-profit food booths, 100% of sales support their causes. The formula has proved to be a fruitful enterprise with more than $4.5 million dollars benefiting a multitude of southland charities over the past decades.

Serving up wholesome family fun while paying tribute to the region’s rich agricultural heritage and giving back, is what the Festival is all about. “We work year round for an event that takes place in 48 hours,” says California Strawberry Festival Chairperson Kim Gibas. “As volunteers, we’re committed to hosting an exceptional celebration that brings family and friends together for a great time.” She adds, “We strive to top the experience year after year.”

Where else can you throw strawberries at your best friend in the Tart Toss Contest, or eat a strawberry pie by literally putting your face in it at the Pie Eating Contest?

Oxnard is located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. The free Park & Ride “Strawberry Express” shuttles from multiple convenient locations off the 101 freeway make getting there a breeze. Amtrak California offers a special Kids Ride Free promotion Festival weekend (shuttles meet the trains). Parking is also available on site for $10. Address: 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard.

California Strawberry Festival general admission is $12, seniors 62+ are $8, and children ages 5-12 are $5. Kids 4 and under are free. Active military and dependents with ID are $8. Hours are 10:am to 6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance at www.strawberry-fest.org. The California Strawberry Festival toll free information line is 888 288-9242.

STRAWBERRY-FEST.ORG


GERRY FURTH-SIDES - LOCALFOODEATER COLUMNIST/EDITOR - FOOD AND RESTAURANT SCENE IN LA

Photo-journalist Gerry Furth-Sides has been covering the ethnic and American culinary scene in California since it first came into prominence 25 years ago. While writing about, (eating at) and often working with the restaurants, events and chefs that put Los Angeles on the culinary map, she has developed a deep respect and lasting affection for them.

A proud first generation American, Gerry books in progress include, One Day as a Lion: every word true story about enemy-alien Lee Furth’s war in the U.S. 10th Mountain Division” and A Long Way to Go for Dinner, featuring “the influence of the immigrants who come to cook for us.” She is the only interviewer to have two interviews (based on her book) for NPR Story Corps, currently archived in the Library of Congress. She is co-writing, The Revolution Will be Eaten: The New Kosher with French Tunisian Chef, Alain Cohen. She covered Southern California for Frommer Guide books.

National magazine work included Newsweek (print and TV), Jewish Forward, Cause (Black) and Saludos (Hispanic),Santa Monica Daily Mirror; Beverly Hills Courier (“Cecil Pennyfeather” column); American Institute of Food and Wine, and Women’s Culinary Alliance, where she co-created the event, “Food is Architecture, Architecture is Food” with WCA and Women in Architecture.

In her role as researcher, segment producer and on-camera talent for local and west coast television holiday tours since 1984, Gerry was profiled in “Have Turkey, Will Travel,” a Copley syndicated article, and featured in a Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine photo column. Gerry was co-host and producer of the “To Your Health” TV show in Beverly Hills. She was Assistant to the Executive Producer for an Emmy-nominated NBC-TV series on immigrants and she was a researcher on two “Watts Years Later” specials on NBC-TV.

Gerry has co-produced and helped publicize food-focused charity events since 1985, including Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation. She was editor of American Institute of Food and Wine and Women’s Culinary Alliance, where she co-created the event, “Food is Architecture, Architecture is Food.”

Gerry earned her undergraduate B.A. degree in history at Monteith College (University of Chicago program); her Dual Master's Degree in Education and American History at Antioch College in Ohio); a master's degree in English as a Second Language and Cultural Diversity at UCLA. Phd work was at American University, (under UCLA auspices).

Friday, March 18, 2016

3/18 BASKETBALL GREAT STEVE SMITH, NCAA TOURNAMENT, HARLEY-DAVIDSON, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

FORMER NBA AND COLLEGE BASKETBALL GREAT STEVE SMITH  SHARES HIS PREDICTIONS FOR THE NCAA TOURNAMENT 

SMITH TALKS HOOPS, PASSIONS AND PREDICTIONS AS THE TOURNAMENT KICKS INTO FULL SWING

The NCAA Tournament is upon us, and former college/NBA star and current basketball analyst Steve Smith is on hand to give viewers a first-hand glimpse of what’s to come in days/weeks ahead. Steve will be available to share his predictions for the tournament including that of his highly ranked Alma Mater Michigan State.

As a former star on both the pro and college level Steve can not only offer his predictions for the games but also give first hand insight into some of the off court passions of the players.
As a motorcycle enthusiast, Steve is working with Harley-Davidson and their new Live your Legend campaign which kickED off Wednesday, March 16th, in conjunction with the start of March Madness.  The campaign is a powerful new effort designed to inspire generations of riders to learn to ride. Smith, an avid rider, is on hand and available to share his personal experience and love of riding.
Smith also will head-up the broadcast for CBS in Houston at the Final Four and will be one of the prominent analysts throughout the tournament as well.  He will be live from one of the regional sites for the tournament.

ABOUT STEVEN:
Steven Delano "Steve" Smith (born March 31, 1969) is a retired American basketball player who is currently a basketball analyst.  He was the fifth overall pick by the Miami Heat in the 1991 NBA Draft.  Smith played in the NBA for 14 seasons and was a multi-season all star and a top player in the league throughout his career.  He is currently a basketball analyst for CBS, TNT and NBA TV.  Smith was also a college star while playing for the Michigan State Spartans from 1988-1991. Smith finished his four-year career as the all-time leading scorer in Michigan State history, with 2,263 points.  He was named a First Team All-American as both a junior and a senior. Smith led the Spartans to a Big Ten Championship and Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1990 and hit a game-winning, last-second three-pointer to beat Wisconsin–Green Bay in the first round of the 1991 NCAA Tournament. He was inducted into Michigan State's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001.

WWW.HARLEY-DAVIDSON.COM


STEVE EVENS – THE MOVIE GUY                        

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

03/17 JESSE KATZ, DEVIL PROOF VINEYARDS, CHEF CLODAGH MCKENNA, HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

JESSE KATZ - WINEMAKER, DEVIL PROOF VINEYARDS – A CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS 

By the time he graduated high school in Boulder, Colorado, winemaker Jesse Katz had already traveled to the most famous winemaking regions in the world. His family had explored over sixty countries while following the works of his well known photographer father, Andy Katz. It was his visits to Burgundy, Tuscany, Napa, and Sonoma that ignited Jesse’s appreciation for great wine and regional terroir. His stays at Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Argiano, Sassaccia, and Domaine Leflaive left him with fond memories of playing in the vineyards and cellars of these legendary wine houses.

Jesse’s desire to be a winemaker became apparent while working at Fess Parker winery in Los Olivos, California at the age of eighteen. He was a young lab assistant who immediately fell in love with the art of winemaking and its interplay between science and nature. His experience led him to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Enology and minor in Chemistry from Fresno State University, where he received a full scholarship. At school he had the opportunity to make wine on campus for the first time. “This was a great hands-on educational experience for me, because no one in my family had ever made wine before.”

After finishing school, Jesse surrounded himself with some of the most respected winemakers in the world. He worked six harvests in just three years, spending half the year in Argentina with Hans Vinding-Diers, winemaker at Bodega Noemia in Patagonia and with Paul Hobbs in Mendoza at Viña Cobos. His internship experience in California included work for Bob Foley at Hourglass and at Screaming Eagle, working alongside renowned winemaker Andy Erickson. As winemaker for both Lancaster Estate and Roth Estate since 2010, Jesse has brought to bear his handcrafted style of terrior driven winemaking in producing their most highly acclaimed wines to date.

In 2012, Jesse launched his own winemaking venture with the creation of Devil Proof Vineyards. “Like my father’s ability to tell amazing stories through his photography, my greatest joy is finding ways to artistically express the wonderful experiences I have had in the places I have traveled.” Devil Proof will be the ultimate representation of this expression in the form of beautifully handcrafted wines made near Jesse’s home in the Alexander Valley. In honor of his early winemaking experiences in Argentina, the inaugural offering from Devil Proof will be a single vineyard Malbec from Farrow Ranch. When he’s not spending time in the vineyards or the cellar, Jesse loves to travel and be outdoors. To date he has visited over 70 countries, recently traveling to Namibia, Rotan, and the Galapagos Islands on a diving expedition with his father. To relax, Jesse spends many evenings walking the vineyards with his wife Sarah and their dog Giacomo.

DEVIL PROOF MALBEC
Devil Proof Malbec is a lush, strikingly complex wine that comes from the Alexander Valley hillsides of Farrow Ranch in Northern Sonoma County, California. Due to the very limited nature of our wine, only members of our  mailing list will be offered the opportunity to acquire. Mailing list members can anticipate being contacted each autumn with details on how to reserve their allocation. Our highly selective winemaking process resulted in only seven barrels of this wine being created for our inaugural 2012 vintage. It sold out in just two weeks last fall. Our second release, the 2013 Devil Proof Malbec sold out in just 3 days. Act now to get on the list to be offered the next allocation.

ABOUT THE 27TH ANNUAL CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS
Saturday, May 14th, 2016 6PM
at Warner Bros., “Midwest Street”

A wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuvres dinner benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. One of WINE SPECTATOR’S “TOP TEN U.S. CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS” will be held on the “Midwest Street” backlot at Warner Bros.

The California Winemasters is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 10 Charity Wine Auction set for May 14, 2016 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.  This extraordinary event showcases 50 international chefs and 75 of California’s Finest Wineries.  “Winemasters” has raised nearly $29 million in support of the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The CF Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle.  It’s focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF and ultimately, to find a cure. The Foundation’s drug development success has been recognized by Harvard Business School and by publications such as Forbes, Discover Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Make your reservations NOW for this wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuves dinner!

WWW.DEVILPROOFVINEYARDS.COM
WWW.CALIFORNIAWINEMASTERS.COM


CHEF, COOKBOOK AUTHOR, AND TV FOOD PERSONALITY CLODAGH MCKENNA - TIPS ON HOW TO HOST THE PERFECT ST. PADDY’S BASH 

ABOUT CLODAGH:
Clodagh McKenna is the author of five best-selling cookery books, which include ‘Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen’ and ‘Homemade’. She is a familiar face on TV in Ireland (Fresh from the Farmers’ Market), resident chef on TV3’s Ireland AM and has appeared in the UK on Market Kitchen, Waitrose Kitchen, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, Rick Stein’s Food Heroes), and recently made her US television debut with her hits TV series 'Clodagh's Irish Food Trails' and is a regular on the 'Rachael Ray Show', and has cooked on NBC’s Today Show, The Nate Berkus Show, The Late Late Show, Esquire TV and among many more.

Clodagh has been working in food for 16 years. She studied in France and New York and trained and worked at Ballymaloe Cookery School and House in County Cork. She has two restaurants in Dublin and creates the menu with Aer Lingus onboard European and Transatlantic flights. Her food ethos is simple, local, seasonal and wholesome cooking, that can be shared with family and friends. Clodagh has many influences in her cooking, having lived in Italy and France, but the bases of her passion for food is Irish.

Clodagh has been featured in Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Glamour (US), People Magazine (US), Better Homes and Gardens (US), New York Times, UK Saturday and Sunday Times Newspaper, Red Magazine, to name a few.

ACCLAIMED CHEF, COOKBOOK AUTHOR, AND TV FOOD PERSONALITY CLODAGH MCKENNA CAN TALK ABOUT: 
Delicious and modern takes on traditional Irish dishes
Tips on how to host the perfect St. Paddy’s bash
What cocktails to serve on this beloved holiday
How to create some great Irish-themed table-top designs
Where to eat and what to see when visiting Ireland
She has simmering pots of stews and soups, a contemporary Irish breakfast, and the ultimate menu for an Irish dinner party.

WWW.CLODAGHMCKENNA.COM

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

3/16 LARRY LIPSON'S AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, CHEF SYLVIA MELÉNDEZ-KLINGER, NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT
For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.


CHEF & REGISTERED DIETITIAN SYLVIA MELÉNDEZ-KLINGER - AWAKEN YOUR TASTE BUDS FOR NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH - SAVOR THE FLAVOR OF EATING RIGHT WITHOUT CUTTING YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCES!


Spring is almost here which means it’s time for new beginnings! Many people want to improve their eating habits, but are not sure where to start. From going ultra-organic to the Dinosaur Diet, the options are endless, but what really works? Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger, chef and registered dietitian, will be available for interviews on Wednesday, March 16 to give your viewers the tips they need to get started on the path to balanced and healthy eating.

SYLVIA WILL CHAT ABOUT:
 • Mindful Eating – Pay attention to what you eat by eliminating distractions
Portion Control – No need to cut out your favorite chips, just eat smaller portions
Keep the Scale Steady:  Low- and no-calorie beverages are effective to help cut calories, control hunger and maintain body weight.
Substitute – Swap that chocolate cake for something sweet like fruit
Protein Packed Meals – Help build up strength for exercise
Stay Hydrated – Thirst is often mistaken for hunger—the reason it is important to stay well hydrated throughout the day.

ABOUT SYLVIA MELÉNDEZ-KLINGER
Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger, MS, RD, LDN, is founder of Hispanic Food Communications, Inc, a nutrition and food communications consulting company. Sylvia uses her in-depth culinary and cultural expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness to an increasingly health-conscious population. For more than a decade, Sylvia has been a consultant for major food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies and non-profit organizations, including McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Kelloggs, GSK and the America Heart Association and is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

HISPANICNUTRITION.COM

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

3/15 KRISTIN JENSEN, LAURA DEANGELIS, CHEF REBECCA LANG, DANNY LIPFORD

KRISTIN JENSEN – CO-AUTHOR, SLAINTE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO IRISH CRAFT BEER AND CIDER 

Kristin Jensen is a freelance editor and writer. She specializes in cookery books and has worked with many of Ireland's top food writers and chefs. Kristin blogs at Edible Ireland and is a member of the Irish Food Writers' Guild.

SLAINTE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO IRISH CRAFT BEER AND CIDER 
As craft brewing and cider making grows in Ireland, there is a large audience of interested and active drinkers and brewers as well as less heavily involved but equally interested readers looking for information, advice and guidance that relates specifically to Ireland. Sláinte is designed by two writers within the community to help spread the word, to inform and to delight all these potential readers.

Sláinte will cover everything from the basics of how beer and cider are made to profiles of the people and stories behind the microbreweries that are fuelling Ireland s craft beer revolution, all the way through to tips on matching beer and cider with food and Irish farmhouse cheese and recipes that incorporate craft brews.

MORE ABOUT KRISTIN JENSEN:
The story of how I wound up in Ireland is probably the same as a lot of expats – I met a man. After a year spent racking up big long-distance phone bills and even bigger Visa bills from a few transatlantic trips back and forth between Ireland and the US, I moved to Ireland in 1999 with two suitcases, thinking I’d stay for one year, maybe two. Sixteen years later, I’m still here – married to the man, with dual citizenship, two kids with Irish accents, a house in the countryside and my own business.

Ireland has been good to me and I love calling it my home. I also love Irish food. Coming from the US, where the food travels 1,500 miles on average to reach your plate, I believe that on this small island, all Irish food is local food. And as Colman Andrews says in The Country Cooking of Ireland, “Ireland — for its superlative raw materials, its immensely satisfying traditional home cooking, and its new wave of artisanal producers and imaginative but well-grounded chefs — [is] simply one of the most exciting food stories in the world today.”

In my day job, I’m a freelance editor and writer specialising in editing cookbooks and food books. My first book, Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider, co-authored with Caroline Hennessy, was published in 2014 by New Island. I am also the secretary of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild and I write a monthly beer column for Georgina Campbell’s ezine.

EDIBLE-IRELAND.COM


FITNESS EXPERT LAURA DEANGELIS - FEELING FIT, FUN & FAB FOR SPRING: SPRING TRAINING TO GET FIT, HEALTHY AND PREPARED FOR THE SEASON 

Did your New Year’s Resolution to exercise daily turn into getting off the couch to go to fridge?  Don’t give up: just 8 percent of us reach that goal, because it’s hard to make giant life-style changes.  But research shows people who set more realistic goals and specific dates to motivate themselves really do have more success. Laura DeAngelis has pumped up millions with her advice as a TV fitness expert on WNBC and News 12 Networks, and now this multiple-Telly Award winner and Emmy nominee will inspire you and your viewers get back on track for spring.

LAURA DEANGELIS TALKS ABOUT:
Exercises to get you looking good and ready for spring break (healthful, low impact exercises)
Fitness dos and don’ts after slacking off during the winter (over-exertion, little sleep, irregular exercise)
Making healthy foods part of your diet (rewarding yourself the right way)
Going on the offense when you feel a cold coming on

ABOUT LAURA DEANGELIS:
Laura has had a long and successful communications career, hosting the nationally syndicated Health & Home Report, and appearing on Coffee with America and WNBC’s New York Live show. She has won several Telly Awards, a first-place win for in-depth reporting from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists and received several Emmy nominations from the Boston/New England chapter of the National Television Academy. Laura also received her fitness certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). In her free time, she writes for her website LauraLovesFitness.com and uses her workout routine to fight off life’s stresses.

KEEP UP WITH LAUREN AT: LAURALOVESFITNESS.COM
FOR MORE INFO ON EVERYTHING SHE TALKED ABOUT GO TO: VIDEOPUMP.TV


QUICK FIX SOUTHERN COOKBOOK AUTHOR & CHEF REBECCA LANG - TIPS AND TRADITIONS FOR A GREAT EASTER HOLIDAY

“Around the Southern Table” Author Shares Her Super Secrets for Celebrating the Holidays with a ‘Comforting Meal” & Fine Fashions. The Easter holiday involves many traditions.  Of course, celebrating the religious holiday is at the top of the list, but for many people Easter is a holiday that involves bringing family and friends together and special -- fashions whether your shopping for a new bonnet or taking advantage of shopping special holiday sales.  On March 15, Rebecca Lang –author of “Quick Fix Southern” – is available to share some timely recipes for making memorable meals for Easter.  This talented mother of two will also share some money-saving fashion every mom will appreciate.

SOME TASTY TOPICS ON REBECCA’S EASTER MENU INCLUDE:
FAMILY TIME – Time-saving tips that allow you to spend more quality family time
MAKING MEMORIES – Recipes that will make a lasting impression on guests
SWEET HOLIDAY – Creating decadent deserts that will top off any meal
FASHION FACTS – Why Easter is a great time to save on spring fashions

ABOUT REBECCA LANG:
Rebecca Lang is a food writer, cooking instructor, and a ninth-generation Southerner.  She is author of Southern Living’s Around the Southern Table, Quick-Fix Southern, Mary Mac’s Tea Room, and Southern Entertaining for a New Generation.  She has appeared on Fox & Friends Weekend, WGN America’s Midday News, and numerous regional and local networks. Rebecca and her cooking have been featured in more than 50 nationally televised Southern Living food segments and in publications such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast, FoxNews.com, Glamour and Fitness magazines. She serves as a contributing editor for Southern Living and MyRecipes.com, teaches cooking classes across America, and writes a blog at www.rebeccalangcooks.com that has been featured on the James Beard Foundation Blog, Delights and Prejudices, and noted in Food News Journal’s Best of the Blogs.

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HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERT DANNY LIPFORD - SPRING CHORE CHECKLIST: GET YOUR SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE TO-DO’S DONE IN A DAY

Our homes took a beating this past winter with one of the strongest El Ninos in the past 18 years, resulting in drastic daily temperature changes & harsh winter storms (rain, sleet & snow!). This spring, homeowners are faced with the daunting task of getting their homes not only back into shape but ready for the natural weather elements that may lie ahead.

With the right tips, tools and an essential To-Do list, you can be geared to tackle your Spring Home Maintenance in only one day- without blowing your budget, or your cool!  Home Improvement Expert Danny Lipford has created an easy and concise list of common tasks to get your home back in order and ready for whatever the Spring ahead has in store!

Danny Lipford is a veteran remodeling contractor and television personality known to audiences as Host of the Emmy-Nominated and nationally-syndicated home improvement TV and radio shows: Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford. Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade, and has made more than 160 national television appearances. Danny has been a longtime contributor to Better Homes & Gardens Magazine and BHG.com, and is a source for hundreds of other popular magazines and websites each year.

AMONG THE TOPICS DANNY WILL DISCUSS:
- Low cost spring chores that pay off in the long run
- Easy exterior fix ups any homeowner can do
- DIY tips and solutions from the expert
- The essential tasks to tackle this spring to keep your home running smoothly
- And more!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

3/14 LAURA KATH, 2016 TASTE OF SOLVANG, JUDY GROVERMAN WALKER, CALIFORNIA’S ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL

LAURA KATH TALKS ABOUT THE 2016 TASTE OF SOLVANG



The 24th annual Taste of Solvang offers savory flavors and delicious delights from Wednesday, March 16 through Sunday, March 20, 2016. This popular event lures visitors and residents with its variety of food and beverage happenings. 2016 Taste of Solvang advance purchase of ticket packages or ala carte tickets is highly recommended at www.solvangusa.com/taste-of-solvang-2016/



JUDY GROVERMAN WALKER – DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA’S ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL MARCH 18-20, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CALIFORNIA’S ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL

March 18-20, 2016
Petaluma, California

What is California’s Artisan Cheese Festival?
California’s Artisan Cheese Festival is a nonprofit organization with the mission to:
Educate people who want to learn more about artisan cheese
Support the artisan cheesemaking community and its sustainability
Celebrate and enjoy the creations of the artisan cheesemakers
We also like to have fun. So, each year we gather a lively and friendly group of experts and presenters that will make the weekend fly by as we learn about and enjoy the wonderful world of artisan cheese.

What does California’s Artisan Cheese Festival include?
Starting with the first festival in March 2007, this festival is the first-ever weekend-long celebration and exploration of handcrafted cheeses, foods, wines and beers from California and beyond. In our first eight years more than 20,000 attendees have met more than a dozen international award-winning cheesemakers and learned how to taste, buy, serve and enjoy distinctive artisan cheeses from the experts. The educational seminars and tastings are led by cheese experts, cheesemakers, chefs and fromagiers from across the country, and virtually every session involves tastings and/or pairings of artisan cheeses. The festival features a wide variety of artisan cheeses from California and beyond, together with their artisan bread, food, wine and beer complements.

The Tenth Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival is supporting these same five nonprofits, and expects to increase the total amount donated to them to further support the artisan cheesemaking community and its sustainability.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

03/11 JULIA COLLIN DAVISON, BRIDGET LANCASTER, AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN, JANE MAHER, TULLAMORE DEW IRISH WHISKEY, ST. PATRICK’S DAY, STEVE EVENS

JULIA COLLIN DAVISON & BRIDGET LANCASTER - NEW HOSTS OF AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN, the beloved TV show from the America’s Test Kitchen brand umbrella is entering a new phase. After 15 years, the company has announced that its new hosts will be Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster.

Lancaster and Davison are original cast members of America’s Test Kitchen and have each appeared in hundreds of recipe segments since the show launched in 2001.The new host(s) will report to Mary Mullaney, recently hired Executive Producer for TV and video, alongside David Nussbaum, the first CEO, and Jack Bishop, Chief Creative Officer.

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN ANNOUNCES JULIA COLLIN DAVISON AND BRIDGET LANCASTER AS THE NEW TELEVISION CO-HOSTS FOR AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FOR 2017

The new co-hosts begin filming in May 2016 for episodes airing in January 2017
America’s Test Kitchen, the home cook’s essential resource for recipes that work, today announced that Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster will be the new co-hosts for the company’s long-running television show America’s Test Kitchen. Lancaster and Davison are original cast members of America’s Test Kitchen and have each appeared in hundreds of recipe segments since the show launched in 2001. The new co-hosts will start filming the 17th season of America’s Test Kitchen, the top-rated cooking show on public television, this May. New episodes with the duo hosting the show will start airing on public television stations across the country in January 2017.

Davison, the executive food editor for the company’s successful cookbook division, has worked at America’s Test Kitchen since 1999. She was originally hired as a test cook to develop recipes and write articles for Cook’s Illustrated magazine. Prior to America’s Test Kitchen, Davison worked at several restaurants, catering companies, and wineries in Albany, N.Y.; The Berkshires, Mass.; San Francisco and Napa Valley, Calif. Julia met her husband, Ian, in the test kitchen 16 years ago when he was hired to help out with the filming of the second season.

Lancaster, the executive food editor for New Media, Television, and Radio at America’s Test Kitchen, has worked at the company since 1998. Like Davison, Lancaster started as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated, developing recipes and writing articles. Lancaster is the lead instructor for the company’s successful online cooking school. Prior to America’s Test Kitchen, Lancaster worked in restaurants in the South and Northeast with a strong focus on pastry. In her spare time, Lancaster and her husband brew small-batch craft beers in the garage of their Boston-area home.

Fan favorites and test-kitchen experts Davison and Lancaster will bring new life to the cherished show while still keeping the esteemed format intact.

Chris Kimball will continue to appear as host of America’s Test Kitchen for the 2016 season that is currently airing on public television stations across the country.

About America’s Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen began with a single magazine title, Cook's Illustrated, which debuted in 1992. The America's Test Kitchen television show was launched in 2001, after which the company added Cook's Country magazine, a second television program, an online cooking school, three websites that offer recipes and online video, and a robust book program that publishes a dozen new titles a year, which regularly land on bestseller lists.

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JANE MAHER - WEST COAST AMBASSADOR, TULLAMORE DEW IRISH WHISKEY - IRISH CULTURE IN THE US & FUN ST. PATRICK’S DAY TIDBITS


September 2015 saw Jane Maher return to America to fulfill the role of Tullamore D.E.W Brand Ambassador in the western and southern US, where she represents Tullamore D.E.W. now with a home base of California.  Jane brings with her firsthand distillery experience, as she most recently served as the first ever Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery Ambassador, a position she started in July 2014. As the face of the new $50M Tullamore Distillery, Jane built a greater understanding of the techniques used in distilling as well as the methods that give each of Tullamore D.E.W.’s whiskeys their unique character and taste.  In her role at the distillery, Jane strove to evoke her infectious passion for whiskey in each visitor.

In 2012, Jane graduated from Trinity College, Dublin and is currently completing her MSc in International Business Development from the College of Business, Dublin. It was during her time studying at Trinity that she first got a taste for the drinks industry, while working as a Tour Guide at Diageo’s Smithwick’s Brewery. In 2013, Jane was introduced to the whiskey industry when she was successfully appointed as a Tullamore D.E.W. Brand Ambassador and set sail for San Francisco. For 18 months Jane used her blend of confidence, charisma and commercial focus to grow & promote Tullamore D.E.W. throughout California. Jane believes the future is bright for the Irish whiskey category, is a true whiskey enthusiast & is honored to be part of Tullamore DEW’s next chapter in the US. You can follow Jane’s adventures in whiskey by following her on Twitter: @TullamoreDEW_J.



STEVE EVENS – THE MOVIE GUY                        

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

3/10 MEAL PREP 101 WITH PARKER WALLACE, ADVENTURE GIRL STEFANIE MICHAELS, KAREN DAVIDSON, HARLEY-DAVIDSON

“MEAL PREP 101” WITH COOKBOOK AUTHOR AND CULINARY GODDESS PARKER WALLACE 

MEAL PREP IDEAS THAT ARE ANYTHING BUT BORING!
You know the saying- “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail”. This is especially true when it comes to meal prep. Moms are pretty busy in their day-to-day lives. Between chauffeuring the kids to and from soccer practice, nights at the school auditorium for music recitals and keeping yourself on your own professional schedule, it can be hard (or absolutely impossible!) to cook all of your meals at home each day. This is where meal prep can quickly become your best friend.

While the monotony of eating the same thing and sticking to a meal plan can become boring, you increase your chances of eating junk or convenience foods without it. Cook and food blogger Parker Wallace will share her simple, quick and easy tips on making Meal Prep anything BUT boring!

Parker Wallace is the creator of "What's on Parker's Plate?" A blog with daily recipes and cooking tips for all palettes! She has a regular segment for CBS Atlanta titled “What’s on Parker’s Plate?” and is the author of Eat Rich, Stay Skinny: A Girl's Guide to Holiday Feasting. In addition to being a regular contributor for the Huffington Post Taste Section, she also produces an “Eat Rich, Stay Skinny” video series that has been featured in the Huffington Post. Her tips have also been seen on Daily Candy and Hello, Beautiful.

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THE ‘ADVENTURE GIRL’ AND TRAVEL EXPERT STEFANIE MICHAELS SHARES HER TOP TIPS & SUGGESTIONS FOR GETTING READY FOR SPRING BEAK

LET THE EXPERT WITH MORE THAN A MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS HELP YOU PLAN A FAMILY OR ALL-ADULT GETAWAY!

Find out Why the Myrtle Beach GRAND STRAND is a Favorite Adventure Destination for America’s “TweetHeart” Travel Expert!

Stefanie Michaels is the Go-to-Girl for “living life’s adventures.” Stefanie has carved a unique niche in the world of travel and entertainment, sharing tips for People Magazine, Access Hollywood, and the New York Times. Now, just in time to help consumers plan their travels for spring break and beyond, this amazing expert is available to share her expertise and some great travel tips with your listeners. Find out what’s hot, and how to choose a great destination for your family or even your adults-only vacation. Most of all, they’ll be excited to hear about some amazing adventures that are unique and affordable!

THE ADVENTURE GIRL SHARES HER TRAVEL CHECKLIST:

  • PLANNING YOUR BREAK: Explore some of the affordable beach locations with exciting Spring Break events that will promise a memorable vacation. 
  • REWARD COMPANIES THAT CARE ABOUT YOU:How loyalty programs can play a pivotal role in customer booking decisions.
  • THE THRILL OF GREAT DEALS:Hotel occupancy rates and airline load factors will be higher than ever, so plan ahead and maximize your rewards.
  • FINDING REAL DEALS: How you can take advantage to find last-minute bargains. 


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KAREN DAVIDSON - HARLEY-DAVIDSON LEADS CONVOY OF FIRST RESPONDERS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL AROUND DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

SUNRISE SALUTE: HARLEY-DAVIDSON LEADS CONVOY OF FIRST RESPONDERS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL AROUND DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Great-Granddaughter of the Company’s Co-Founder, Karen Davidson, talks about the group of 75 Riders Take to the Track to Inspire their Brethren to Learn to Ride For Free; Kick-Off 75th Daytona Bike Week

At a venue known for speed – Daytona International Speedway – Harley took a moment to slow down and thank 75 military personnel and first responders by inviting them to an unforgettable ride around the “World Center of Racing” during the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week.

Now through the end of 2016, all current and former U.S. military, and first responders, including law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS professionals* are invited to learn to ride for free through Harley-Davidson’s Riding Academy program. More information is available at a Harley-Davidson dealer or going to http://www.h-d.com/AmericanHeroes. If Riding Academy is not available in a particular area, Harley-Davidson will offer a Harley-Davidson Gift Card for the amount of the enrollment fee for a qualified third-party motorcycle riding course.

Ushered in by a police motorcade led by Karen Davidson, great-granddaughter of the company co-founder, the group took an honorary lap around the recently remodeled Speedway track. For 75 years, riders have gathered in Daytona to celebrate the sport and jump start a new year of moto-freedom, and Harley-Davidson has always been at the heart of this tradition.

Guests also are invited to throw a leg over Harley’s 2016 lineup – the most powerful collection of cruisers in the brand’s 113-year history. Harley’s newest bikes – the CVO Pro Street Breakout and the Low Rider S – and the Road Glide Ultra, with its clean sheet design, are be on-site and ready to ride for those itching to roll the throttle of a brand-new bike – and the first customers in the world to do so.

Every military veteran and first responder attending also received a free Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy New Rider Course voucher, designed to give you the skills you need to ride with confidence.

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08/21 ASA CHRISTENSEN, THE MERITAGE RESORT AND SPA, DR. STEPHEN E. MAHONEY08/21 ASA CHRISTENSEN, THE MERITAGE RESORT AND SPA, DR. STEPHEN E. MAHONEY

ASA CHRISTENSEN - DIRECTOR OF CATERING AND CONVENTION SERVICES, THE MERITAGE RESORT AND SPA - UPCOMING SCHRAMSBERG DINNER ON 8/26/17  Ac...