As tens of thousands super fans converge on Phoenix, public safety is top priority. Brian Dugan, former Tampa Chief of Police and Kara Kalkbrenner, former Chief of the Phoenix Fire Department join Maggie Hallback, President of Verizon Frontline to share an inside look at the planning and coordination for this year Big Game and how Verizon’s new 5G technology is playing an important part.
They discuss how 5G communications and infrastructure improvement in Arizona are helping first responders ensure the safety of players and the fans on hand for the Big Game.
Segment Courtesy: Verizon Frontline. For more information visit Verizon Frontline
Celebrity Chef Kevin Belton, best known as one of the top Louisiana Chefs, joins “Life.Style.Live!” from Atlanta to share some easy recipes and fun tips just in time for Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras is coming up Tuesday, February 21. If you are planning to celebrate, Chef Belton offers up these tips:
- Go for dishes with “the flavors of fun” like beignets, gumbo and jambalaya.
- Cajun, Caribbean, French and Louisiana spices go well in dozens of dishes.
- Revive old favorites with Zatarain’s House party and distinctive New Orleans-style flavors.
- For ideas and recipes, visit Zatarain’s
Segment Courtesy: Zatarain’s
One of Patty Spitler’s favorite movies, “Titanic” is celebrating its 25th year with a re-release on the big screen.
Written, directed and produced by James Cameron, “Titanic” won eleven Academy Awards including Best Picture.
This romantic/drama is rated PG 13. It is 3 hours long and as Patty explains during her “Life.Style.Live!” visit, it is “worth every minute.” She gives it 5 out of 5 stars.
Also in theaters this week, is “Magic Mike’s Last Dance.” Patty gives this movie 5 out of 5 stars on the merits of its trailer alone. You can draw your own conclusions.
Pavel & Direct Contact fill the “Life.Style.Life” studio with sounds from their upcoming Latin Lover Jazz appearance coming up Saturday, February 11 at The Jazz Kitchen.
Songs performed include: “Oye Mamacita” and “Don’t Let Go,” both originals from Pavel & Direct Contact.
Led by Internationally known Dominican pianist Pavel Polanco-Safadit, Direct Contact is well known for their energy filled fiery performances. Their distinctive sound infuses Latin Jazz, Salsa and American Pop in an always unforgettable musical experience.
Joining us today:
- Pavel Polanco-Safadit – piano/vocals
- Leah Crane – vocals
- Steve Dokken – bass
- Gerardo Becerra – congas
- Pedro Fernandez – bongos/guira
- Matt McCraw – timbales/tambora
- Freddie Mendoza – trombone
- David Allee – trumpet
- Kent Hickey – trumpet
- Mark Ortwein – saxophone.
For ticket information for the 9:30pm show click here.
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Looking for something special to do with your favorite Valentine? Tom Alvarez stopped by the “Life.Style.Live!” studio with some great ideas.
The Doo Wop Project, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Feb/ 10 & 11, indianapolissymphony.org
The Diary of Anne Frank, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Feb. 10 & 11, thecenterpresents.org
Mojada, Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, Feb. 16 – March 6, thecenterpresents.org
Masterworks 3, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 11, thecenterpresents.org
Love Springs Eternal, Indianapolis Ballet, Feb. 17 – 19, Indyballet.org
Wild Horses, Phoenix Theatre, Through March 5, phoenixtheatre.org
To read Tom’s “On the Aisle” reviews, previews and interviews visit tomalvarez.studio and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The Produce Moms serves up fresh ideas for Valentine’s Day in the “Life.Style.Live!” kitchen.
Looking for something new in the produce aisle? Try MandaRosa Mandarins, a new hybrid variety that is a cross between a blood orange and a clementine. Produce Mom has some great ways to use this impressive new citrus.
Mix up a special MandaRosa Mimosa Cocktail
Pair them with salmon for a quick sheet pan dinner
Looking for more? Celebrate American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day with pears.
Pears go great with Cheese & Honey Crostini
Or get fancy with a Pear and Brie Tartlet
For more information on The Produce Moms click here.
Cardiac Arrest Survivor Patrick Appleton and American Heart Association CPR Manager Yolana Wakefield-Wilson visited “Life.Style.Live!” to share the inspirational story of how his wife’s CPR training saved his life.
February is American Heart Month. This year’s theme, “Be The Beat” encourages every household to make sure at least one person knows Hands-Only CPR (HOCPR).
According to the American Heart Association, “70% of cardiac arrests occur in the home.” HOCPR doubles the chance of saving a life in two steps. Call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest. It was the HOCPR training and fast action by Appleton’s wife that saved his life.
For more information on CPR training, Contact the American Heart Association. To connect with the organization, follow their Twitter account and share your posts with the hashtags #IndyGoesRed #WearRedDay.
Internationally known Dominican pianist and “Life.Style.Live!” fan favorite, Pavel Polanco-Safadit, performs with Indianapolis Jazz Hall of Fame great, Rob Dixon on sax. They had the entire studio dancing to their Latin Jazz sound.
Pavel & Direct Contact: Latin Lover performance is at The Jazz Kitchen Saturday, February 11 at 9:30pm.
“Life.Style.Live!” Entertainment Expert Patty Spitler reviewed two movies opening in theaters today. One is a comedy and one is so scary it is predicted to take over the top spot at the box office. It’s called “Knock at the Cabin.”
Based on a novel called ‘Cabin at the End of the World,’ the script was written by M. Night Shyamalan who also directs.
The film is rated R for violence and theme, runs 1 hr. and 40 minutes.
Patty gives it 3 out of 5 stars and says is it well done but the script is “confusing or weak” in places. She does love the lead bad guy, former pro wrestler turned actor, Dave Bautista.
Her next movie, “80 for Brady” turns the clock back to 2017 for a fun look at 4 mature ladies who take a road trip to the Superbowl to cheer on their favorite football team, New England Patriots and of course hunky quarterback Tom Brady who also is a producer on the film.
The ladies are portrayed by veteran actresses, Rita Moreno, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Sally Field who range in age from 76 to 91 and none of them look it.
“80 for Brady” is based on a true story and rated PG 13. It runs 1 hr 38 minutes.
Patty gives it 3 ½ out of 5 stars and insists that “you must stay for the ending.”
Cody Mattox, PR Specialist for the Indianapolis Zoo, visited “Life.Style.Live!” with a big announcement about this year’s Zoobilation, the Indianapolis Zoo’s most anticipated event of the year. Each year this event helps provide support for the Zoo and their worldwide conservation mission.
This year’s Zoobilation theme is “Wild Encounter,” which ties into the opening of the zoo’s new entrance. Tickets for Zoobilation go on sale on February 1 and they go very quickly!
Zoobilation is on June 9 from 7pm – 12am. The Indianapolis Zoo protects nature and inspires people to care for our world. Located in White River State Park downtown, the Indianapolis Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden.