first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Cropped Photo: r. nial bradshaw / CC BY 2.0JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly breaking into a vintage car repair garage on E. 2nd Street.Jamestown Police say William Purdy, 31, was detained by an employee of Dave’s Classics just after 1:30 a.m.Police allege that Purdy was observed forcing entry into the business.After searching Purdy’s possessions, police say he was allegedly found with property from the business and methamphetamine. Purdy was taken into custody and charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.last_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) CDC Image.LITTLE VALLEY – Two more deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County over the weekend.The County Health Department says an 82-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man developed respiratory failure and despite aggressive medical treatment was unable to overcome their illness.This is the 17th and 18th death in the county since the outbreak began, the 12th this month.In an interview with WNY News Now last week, the county’s health director says the increase in COVID-19 related deaths is primarily linked to those with preexisting conditions like diabetes. Additionally, four new cases of the virus were reported in Cattaraugus County bringing the number of active cases to 64 with 298 total and 318 recovered.In Chautauqua County 19 new cases were also reported over the weekend. The County Health Department is expected to release more information on the new activity today.last_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Law enforcement are ramping up efforts to crack down on impaired and distracted driving over the Halloween weekend.The New York State Police, working with local law enforcement agencies, launched a special campaign featuring sobriety checkpoints and additional DWI patrols. Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and unmarked vehicles as part of this crackdown.Law enforcement will also be looking for motorists who are using their phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel.  Drivers are also reminded to “move over” for stopped emergency and hazard vehicles stopped on the side of the road.Police say Halloween night can be especially dangerous due to the high number of children and families out trick-or-treating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that from 2014 to 2018, 145 people were killed nationwide in impaired driving fatalities on Halloween night. According to the group, 41% of the motor vehicle fatalities on Halloween night involved impaired drivers.The New York State Police recommend these simple tips to prevent impaired driving:Plan a safe way home before the fun begins;Before drinking, designate a sober driver;If you’re impaired, use a taxi or ride sharing service, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;Use your community’s sober ride program;If you suspect a driver is drunk or impaired on the road, don’t hesitate to contact local law enforcement;If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.During last year’s initiative, State Troopers arrested 280 people for impaired driving and issued 21,467 total tickets. Troopers also investigated 2,092 crashes, which resulted in three fatalities and 269 people injured.State Police will also be targeting the illegal sale of alcohol to minors through underage drinker enforcement details statewide.last_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – Officials from Fletcher Elementary School physical education students were moving and grooving to Earth, Wind & Fire’s September during a recent class with teachers Greg Jackson and Kevin Emley. The students were using “Dance Dance Revolution” borrowed from the Lending Locker program through Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES.Officials say Dance Dance Revolution is a great physical education activity for the students as it combines physical components such as: coordination, increased heart rate, cardiorespiratory endurance and muscular endurance with the video gaming technology using the XBox 360.Additionally, the school says that this unit has also been a great activity to maintain the social distance guidelines that have impacted the entire school community. The teachers will be using Dance Dance Revolution for about two and a half weeks allowing the kids to compete against each other to get the highest score. The teachers will keep leaderboards to inspire friendly competition and work harder.“This unit has been wonderful as it gives kids an alternative way to be physically active, especially as cold weather approaches,” said Jackson. “The students really love doing the activity and we love seeing them enjoy physical activity.”last_img read more

first_imgTony award-winning musical In The Heights will receive its London premiere in The Large at Southwark Playhouse. Directed by Luke Sheppard and choreographed by Drew McOnie, the new production will begin performances May 9, with press night set for May 15.Featuring a Latin and hip-hop infused score, In The Heights was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda with a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. The show opened at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in February 2008 and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. It was also nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In the Heights follows the story of three days in the life of Washington Heights, a tightknit community at the top of Manhattan.Full casting and creative team to be announced in due course. Star Files View Commentscenter_img Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

first_img The Jersey Boys film will hit theaters on June 20, with a cast that includes Tony winner John Lloyd Young reprising his performance as Frankie Valli, as well as Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito and Michael Lamenda as Nick Massi. from $59.00 Oh, what a night it was at Cinemacon! We’re still anxiously awaiting a trailer for the upcoming summer film adaptation of Jersey Boys, but director Clint Eastwood revealed a sneak peak of the movie to some lucky convention attendees on March 27. View Comments According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director received the first standing ovation of the convention as he spoke about the film based on the Tony-winning Broadway hit, which tells the story behind Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The footage screened included big musical numbers, and, in a nod to the stage show, the characters broke the fourth wall and spoke directly to the cameras at times.center_img The show continues its run on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre, currently starring Joseph Leo Bwarie, vlogger Drew Gehling, Richard H. Blake and Matt Bogart. Jersey Boys Related Showslast_img read more

first_img Rock of Ages Zakrin was a finalist on the MTV reality show Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods and makes her Broadway debut in Rock of Ages. She was previously seen off-Broadway in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Featuring a score of such classic rock hits as “Here I Go Again,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, an aspiring rock star who moves to Los Angeles to make his dreams come true. The current cast also includes Mitchell Jarvis, Genson Blimline, Adam Dannheisser, Josephine Rose Roberts, Paul Schoeffler and Teresa Stanley. Frankie J. Grande is set to play the role of Franz in Rock of Ages on Broadway. He will step in for Cody Scott Lancaster and play a limited engagement November 10 through January 18, 2015 at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Meanwhile, Constantine Maroulis, who was nominated for a Tony for the role of Drew in 2009 and returned to the jukebox hit on August 4, will now extend his stay in the show, also through January 18, 2015. Additionally, Lauren Zakrin is to join the company in the lead role of Sherrie beginning November 3, taking over from Carrie St. Louis. In addition to Rock of Ages on Broadway, Maroulis also starred in the tuner off-Broadway and headlined the national tour. He most recently appeared on the Great White Way in Jekyll & Hyde. A finalist on the fourth season of American Idol, Maroulis’ other stage credits include Broadway’s The Wedding Singer, off-Broadway’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and the national tour of Rent. Related Shows Grande has appeared on the Broadway stage in Mamma Mia!, and served as a producer for the revivals of Hamlet, La Bete and Born Yesterday. He also played a drag queen pageant hopeful in the benefit production of Pageant: The Musical. He was originally scheduled to star in the tuner’s recent off-Broadway production, but instead appeared on Big Brother. Speaking of older siblings, he’s Ariana Grande’s half-brother. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015last_img read more

first_img Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Rehearsal, 2005 Exactly one decade ago, John Lithgow and Norbert Leo Butz were swindling ladies out of their money in the “naughty and irreverent” but still extremely “classy” musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Check out this early rehearsal footage of John Lithgow and Norbert Leo Butz performing “Great Big Stuff,” and see Butz reveal the secret “tender” love affair he’d been having with one of his co-stars. For the last 14 years, has been on the scene for some of the most exciting events in theater history: We’ve seen Broadway hopefuls become legends, unknown musicals become Tony-winning smash hits and so much more. Every Wednesday in January, we’re opening the vaults to take a little trip down memory lane. This week, we’re dusting off vintage videos of A Chorus Line, Spring Awakening, Little Women, The Phantom of the Opera and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Stay tuned for more rare clips next Wayback Wednesday! View Comments Little Women Opening Night, 2005 Let’s hop in the time machine and set the dial back 10 years, when Sutton Foster had only one Tony Award on her shelf and we had no idea what a Bunhead was. Step inside Little Women’s starry opening night party at Tavern on the Green and see Foster “shine as brightly as the sun” alongside her co-stars Megan McGinnis, Jenny Powers and Amy McAlexander. The Phantom of the Opera Movie Event, 2004 The Phaaaaantom of the Opera is here…inside the windows at Bloomingdale’s! Rewind back to 2004, when the movie adaptation of Phantom was just hitting the big screen, starring Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson and Minnie Driver. was on hand for the unveiling of the Phantom-themed Bloomie’s windows and to chat with the cast. Spring Awakening CD Signing, 2007 Way before Lea Michele joined the Glee club, John Gallagher Jr. was a Newsroom employee and Jonathan Groff was Looking for love on HBO, captured this adorable footage of the giddy Spring Awakening stars at their first-ever CD signing at the Virgin Megastore (which has since turned into a Forever 21). “To see all these people here waiting for us, this is like a really big moment for me right now,” Michele gushed. Lea, the feeling is mutual! A Chorus Line Cast Recording, 2006 What happens when you take the cast of A Chorus Line, blindfold them and put them on a bus to a ranch in the middle of nowhere? Find out in this Wayback video of the revival’s cast album recording session at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, California. This blast-from-the-past video features interviews from Jeffrey Schecter, Charlotte d’Amboise and more.last_img read more

first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2016 Michael Zegen photographed by Caitlin McNaney.center_img Age: 36Hometown: Ridgewood, New JerseyCurrent Role: Marco, the cool-headed (to a point!) Italian immigrant of A View from the Bridge, who comes to Brooklyn to make money for his family back home. Stage and Screen Cred: Although Bridge marks his Broadway debut, Zegen previously starred in the high profile off-Broadway shows Bad Jews and The Spoils and had notable roles in TV smashes like Rescue Me, The Walking Dead, Girls and Boardwalk Empire, as notorious gangster Bugsy Siegel. Film credits include Adventureland, Frances Ha, Brooklyn and Michael Mayer’s upcoming film adaptation of The Seagull. A View From the Bridgelast_img read more

first_imgA roundtable conference will organize teams of farmers and researchers to address key questions on growing and marketing organic fruits and vegetables Feb. 21-22 in Statesboro, Ga.The Southeast Farmer-Researcher Roundtable on Organic Horticulture will be in the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Center on the Georgia Southern University campus.The roundtable will feature a University of Georgia survey, conducted in fall 2002, of organic fruit and vegetable growers and other farmers interested in switching to organics. The report on the survey results will follow a keynote address by Jane Sooby of the Organic Farming Research Foundation.The Georgia Organics Conference will follow the roundtable, Feb. 22-23, at the same site.The roundtable registration fee is $40. Scholarships are available for nonprofit representatives and farmers to attend from each Southern state.For more information, call Marie Bumback of Georgia Organics, Inc., at (706) 340-5179 or (706) 227-2677. Or e-mail her (at read more