Planet Hollywood to Transform Orlando Flagship Into Star-Themed Planet Hollywood Observatory

Downtown Disney Evolves Into Disney Springs America’s Iconic Celebrity-Themed Restaurant to Revitalize Premiere Location by Unveiling Bold New Design Statement Inspired by Turn-of-the-Century Aesthetic

Planet Hollywood Observatory PicPlanet Hollywood, America’s preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, will look toward a new set of stars by transforming its Orlando flagship location into a four-story stargazing observatory set to debut in spring 2016. Regularly at the forefront of industry trends, the reimagined Planet Hollywood Observatory is centrally located and will overlook the heart of Downtown Disney with a newly-expanded outdoor terrace and bar. Within the sophisticated entertainment emporium, patrons of all ages are invited to “Dine Amongst the Stars” through a refreshed yet timeless menu, distinctive outdoor bar and lounge options, an imaginative new merchandise line, and a host of all-star celebrity partnerships.

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SNICKERS® Asks Fans ‘Who Are You When You’re Hungry?’ For Chance At The Spotlight On YouTube And $50,000

Brand Offers Cash Prizes and Marquee YouTube Homepage Takeover for Sharing Content

Who are you when you’re hungry? If you have a good answer, you could star on YouTube for one day and win $50,000 from SNICKERS® Brand.

After five years of proving “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” with its award-winning global ad campaign, SNICKERS® Brand is flipping the concept on its head, inviting fans to share who they are when they’re hungry in the SNICKERS® Brand 2015 “Who Are You?” Contest.

“Consumers and media have shown a lot of love for our ‘You’re Not You When You’re Hungry’ campaign because it’s a theme that everyone can relate to,” said Allison Miazga-Bedrick, Director, SNICKERS® Brand. “We’re excited to see all the hungry alter-egos our fans come up with, and which one America will vote as their favorite!”

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ALDI Honored with Product of the Year Win for liveGfree Gluten Free Pizza

Grocer Offers Award-Winning Options at Unbeatable Prices

AldiALDI, the nation’s low price grocery leader*, has been awarded the 2015 Product of the Year award in the Convenience Meal Category for liveGfree Gluten Free Pizza. The win comes shortly after ALDI announced the addition of the gluten-free brand “liveGfree” to its store shelves.

liveGfree Gluten Free Pizzas cater to the special needs of today’s families, as they are a quick and easy gluten-free option made from the most premium quality ingredients:

  • Wheat-free, gluten-free and soy-free
  • Rice crust
  • Topped with vine-ripened tomato sauce, mozzarella and Romano cheese, uncured, nitrate-free pepperoni and spices
  • Two varieties: cheese and pepperoni
  • $4.99 for a 10-ounce pizza; prices and availability at individual stores may vary

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Volunteers of America Teams with Niagara Bottling to Improve the Lives of Children

New relationship includes $300,000 in grants to benefit programs for young people

Volunteers of America has teamed with Niagara Bottling, the largest private-label bottled water supplier in the United States, to establish a new national collaboration that promises many exciting opportunities to enhance the lives of disadvantaged children and youth. To inaugurate this new relationship, Niagara has provided a total of $300,000 in grants to three Volunteers of America programs near its bottling facilities.

Volunteers of America affiliates and programs receiving grants from Niagara include:

  • Volunteers of America Colorado Branch, to benefit its new Early Childhood Education Center under construction in Denver;
  • Volunteers of America, Pennsylvania, to fund air conditioning and heating improvements for its Children’s Center in Allentown, Pa.;
  • Volunteers of America, Utah, for the construction of its new Homeless Youth Resource Center in Salt Lake City.

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Pasadena Playhouse Extends $30 Ticket Offer for Final Week of The Whipping Man

WM30Today – Sunday, March 1, use the special code to receive a $30 ticket* to see The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez, directed by Martin Benson and presented in Association with South Coast Repertory. THE WHIPPING MAN is one of the most lauded American plays of our era, made even more dramatic by the religious and cultural dynamics across the unique family depicted. I know you’ll be fascinated, intrigued and roused by the revelatory performances from this brilliant and gifted cast.

Artistic Director Sheldon Epps has extended this special offer to see the production that will take place at The Pasadena Playhouse located at 39 South El Molino. Tickets are available online by using code WM30 at PasadenaPlayhouse.org or by calling 626-356-7529.

For more information about The Whipping Man, visit http://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/box-office/mainstage/the-whipping-man.html.
*Code is valid for $30 tickets to THE WHIPPING MAN. Offer expires March 1, 2015 and is good on all remaining performances. Discount is available on all seats excluding ROW C and Hot Seats. All seats are best available. Offer not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other offer. All tickets are subject to availability. Service charges and theatre restoration fee apply to all orders.

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Stoli® Gives Bartenders a Shot at Cocktail Glory with its Second Annual Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic

Held over 14 Cities, the Cocktail Classic is North America’s largest annual LGBT cocktail competition with the Grand Finale at Key West Pride 2015

Stoli Group USA LLC Key West Cocktail ClassicStoli® Vodka, in partnership with the Key West Business Guild, today announced its second annual Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic – North America’s largest annual LGBT cocktail competition. The mix-off sees bartenders showcase their skill and ingenuity as they battle to be crowned the 2015 Cocktail Classic Champion at the Grand Finale during Key West Pride 2015.

Using Stoli Vodka as their primary ingredient, participants in 14 cities across North America will create an original cocktail for a panel of local celebrity judges, who will evaluate the drinks on uniqueness, taste and appearance. Aside from being crowned the 2015 Cocktail Classic Champion, the winner will ride in the Key West Pride Parade as the Honorary Grand Marshall and receive $5,000 for a LGBT or LGBT-friendly charity of their choice.

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The Food & Fun Festival 2015

Iceland’s annual Food & Fun Festival will be held in Reykjavik 25 February – 1 March 2015 and this will be the 14th time the festival is held.

The Food & Fun Festival is an event that combines outstanding culinary skills, fresh natural ingredients, Icelandic outdoor adventure and the world-famous Reykjavik nightlife to create the ultimate recipe for fun.

The core element of the festival involves world renowned chefs who collaborate with Reykjavik’s best restaurants. Each chef is assigned to one of the participating restaurants, where they prepare a special menu made out of Icelandic ingredients only. The menu is presented at all the restaurants for an entire week. In addition, the chefs themselves are on site for the three nights during the festival week.

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Heart Health Month: One of 12 Reasons To Enjoy California Strawberries Available Year-Round

Strawberries are a Delicious Way to Boost Daily Nutrition, Make Dishes Tastier, and More

Heart Month and StrawberriesFebruary is Heart Health Month and just one of many reasons to add heart-healthy foods like strawberries to the daily diet. According to research, strawberries may play an important role in helping to reduce the risk of heart disease.

“Strawberries are always at the top of the list of foods I highly recommend for packing the most nutrition into everyday meals, especially when considering cardiovascular health,” said  Sylvia Klinger, MS, RD, LDN, and founder of Hispanic Food Communications Inc. “It’s an easy sell with their versatility and naturally sweet taste.”

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