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Closings And Cancellations

first_imgPhoto: Flickr / ecksunderscore / CC BY-SA 2.0 JAMESTOWN – Several area schools have closed or canceled their activities for Thursday due to winter weather. A list of some of the closures are below:Bemus Point Central Schools – Closed ThursdayBrocton Central School – Closed Thursday Cassadaga Valley Central – Closed ThursdayCattaraugus Little Valley Central School District – Closed ThursdayChautauqua County Head Start/Bush School, North and South – Closed ThursdayChautauqua Lake Central – Closed ThursdayChautauqua Lake Child Care Center – Closed ThursdayDunkirk City School District – Closed ThursdayEllicottville Central – Closed ThursdayEllington Day Habilitation – Closed ThursdayFalconer Central Schools – Closed ThursdayForestville Central – Closed ThursdayFrewsburg Central Schools – Closed ThursdayVillage of Fredonia Government – Closed ThursdayGowanda Central – Closed ThursdayJamestown Public Schools – Closed ThursdayAll JCC Locations – Closed ThursdayNorthern Chautauqua Catholic Schools -Closed ThursdayPanama Central School – Closed ThursdayPine Valley Central – Closed ThursdayRandolph Central – Closed ThursdayRipely School – Closed ThursdaySalamanca City School District – Closed ThursdaySilver Creek Central – Closed ThursdaySouthwestern Central Schools – Closed ThursdayWestfield’s Patterson Library – Closed ThursdayIf you have a closure we should know about, email us at or send us a message on Facebook. Share: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)last_img read more

Recall Alert For Frozen Taquitos, Chimichangas

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) USDA Image.JAMESTOWN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put out a health alert for frozen Taquitos and Chimichangas that may contain plastic.The items could pose a choking hazard. Multiple types of beef and chicken Taquitos and Chimichangas are included in the alert.It covers ready-to-eat products containing diced green chilies recalled by the producer Sun Valley Foods.The USDA notice listed select products shipped nationwide under José Olé, Casa Mamita and Walmart’s Great Value brand. They were made by Ajinomoto Foods North America Incorporated in Lampasas, Texas, and San Diego.The agency says not to consume the listed products, but to throw out or return them.There haven’t yet been any confirmed reports of health issues related to consumption of the products.last_img read more

Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Victim With Piece Of Lumber

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) WNY News Now Stock Image.JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man was charged with assault after he allegedly struck another man in the face with a foot-long piece of lumber last night.According to the Jamestown Police Department, Andrew Meacham, 21, was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree harassment after police were called to Allen Street near King Street for a reported attack at at 10:52 p.m., Thursday.Upon arrival to the scene,the victim showed police a laceration and swelling to his forehead, police said.Investigation revealed that the victim and Meacham allegedly had an altercation. Meacham was located at a nearby residence and arrested. The harassment charge was added once Meacham was in custody when police received a complaint that at 10 p.m. Meacham allegedly called a woman and threatened her.last_img read more

Asymptomatic Teacher At Bush Elementary Tests Positive For COVID-19

first_imgCredit sandbergkessler.comJAMESTOWN – An asymptomatic teacher working at Bush Elementary School in Jamestown has tested positive for COVID-19.Officials with Jamestown Public Schools announced the news on Friday afternoon.The teacher was last in the building on Friday. The district says that a confirmed case does not mean that you or your child has been exposed to the individual who has tested positive.“We are working closely with the Chautauqua County Health Department to complete contact tracing,” said the District in a statement. “Any individuals who may have been in close contact, as defined by the Chautauqua County Department of Health, with a confirmed case will be contacted directly by the New York Department of Health contact tracers with pertinent information and next steps.” If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, significant diarrhea, sore throat or a fever greater than 100 F or 37.8 C, the district says contact your health care provider and notify your child’s school health office.Those with further questions are asked to contact their building nurse or email JPS Coordinator of Health Services, Jill Muntz at or call her at 716-483-4376.This is the second COVID-19 case connected to Bush Elementary School. Share: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)last_img read more

Last Five Years Stars Jeremy Jordan & Anna Kendrick Share Fave Scenes at VIP Screening

first_img Jeremy Jordan: “There are some not favorite days on the set, like the day I had to drive the car [for ‘I Can Do Better Than That”]. It was this old, ratty, messed-up car and I had to drive it on the freeway with a camera in the back seat. They were trying to lead me with a couple of other cars and somebody went the wrong way and the two cars split and I got stuck, trapped between two barriers in the middle of the highway. I’m trying to back out but I can’t see out the rearview because there’s a camera there but I’m trying and I totally wrecked the bumper. That was the worst day. The best day? There were so many great days. The best in terms of emotionally as an actor was probably when we did ‘If I Didn’t Believe In You.’ Because we did that all in one shot. We did it like 14 times and I was just exhausted by the end, but it was very gratifying.” FAVORITE DAY ON THE SET Anna Kendrick: “The day that we shot ‘Summer in Ohio’ with the dancers. That was really, really fun because there’s such an amazing work ethic in all the dancers I’ve ever worked with. We were giving each other as much energy as we could and kept saying ‘Beyonce, Beyonce, Beyonce’ as a mantra to keep going and work harder.” FAVORITE THING ABOUT JEREMY Anna Kendrick: “Oh man, he’s such a sweetheart. He’s such a nice guy, like such a sweet Texas boy but then there are little moments when he has a wicked sense of humor that you don’t see coming so my favorite thing is when he kind of busts out something, like a dirty joke or something. That’s nice.” Jeremy Jordan: “’The Schmuel Song.’ Which is surprising because that was the one we were most scared about. In the first draft, it was an animated sequence. They just couldn’t figure out how to make it work on film. As we started rehearsing it, we got even more nervous that Jamie putting on a show for Cathy was going to be too theatrical. But a couple of days after we filmed it, Richard [LaGravenese] saw a cut of the scene and was just in tears. It’s turned into this wonderful moment.” FAVORITE THING ABOUT ANNA Jeremy Jordan: “The fact that she’s never too serious. That’s probably her favorite thing about her, too! She’s always very cautious not to let things get too heavy and that’s a great sort of energy to deflate whatever tension might be hanging around. And she’s always good for a laugh so I love that about her, too.” Richard LaGravenese: “I wouldn’t say it was my favorite day, but the most memorable day I’ll ever have in my life as a director was the day we shot ‘Goodbye Until Tomorrow’ because my mother passed away the night before. It was a really emotional, kind of beautiful experience because she’s the reason I love musical theater. The most fun was when we did ‘Summer in Ohio,’ doing the dance number and doing a Busby Berkeley thing with the camera crane.” Jason Robert Brown: “I was only on the set for two days, but one of them happened to be my birthday. It was the day they were shooting the beginning of ‘Goodbye Until Tomorrow.’ There’s still something so unexpected and vaguely surreal about watching people sing things that I wrote anywhere in the world, but especially with all these camera people and lights… and there’s a movie star and she’s singing songs of mine to this big star… It’s heady! Broadway shows I’m used to, but movies? I had no experience with that at all. It was a head trip.” FAVORITE SCENE IN THE FILM Anna Kendrick: “Oh man, it’s so hard. I mean, basically there’s so much of my damned face in this movie that I’m just relieved when it’s one of the songs that’s just Jeremy, so maybe ‘Nobody Needs to Know’ just because it’s a break from looking at my own mug!”center_img Jason Robert Brown: “They are both very alive and very real in these parts. When you watch Anna and Jeremy, it seems like I wrote it for them. People will see the movie and say, ‘Oh, that’s what it’s supposed to be.’ And you watch the movie and think, ‘Well, that IS what it’s supposed to be!’ I didn’t expect that, honestly. I thought this would be another variation on the theme and instead it turns out the force of their performance is so great that it just sort of steamrolls the future.” FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE STARS Richard LaGravenese: “They both felt and understood this material and these characters so it was on their skin. All they had to do was perform it and it was really beautiful. I am so proud of them and how hard they worked. They did anything that was required of them. We all came up with ideas. They were collaborators, not just actors. We were all filmmakers.” Most of you reading this article are probably desperate to get your eyes on the feature film adaptation of the cult musical The Last Five Years, to fall in and out of love with stars Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan and to hear those high-belting, heartbreaking songs again. But hang on—the film isn’t set for release just yet, but producers did host a VIP screening and cocktail reception on February 24 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center for potential buyers and theater insiders. Naturally, was on hand to cheer on the finished film (no really, you’re gonna die!) and to talk the pitch-perfect stars, songwriter/musical theater god Jason Robert Brown and acclaimed writer/director Richard LaGravenese about their favorite things about your next favorite movie. Richard LaGravenese: “‘Schmuel’ and ‘If I Didn’t Believe In You.’ ‘Schmuel’ was the toughest. It wasn’t until I figured out it wasn’t about the lyrics, but why Jamie was singing it to Cathy. It’s the one time you see how much he loves her and how much he’s trying to get her to be who she is. And I’m very proud of ‘If I Didn’t Believe In You.’ We had two actors and my camera man and I said, ‘We’re going to do this all in one take so just go wherever you want and we’ll follow you.’ And all of the sudden it became a Cassavetes movie that was sung and we captured this moment.” Jason Robert Brown: “It might be ‘I Can Do Better Than That.’ But it’s hard. There’s a lot of really wonderful stuff that goes on. ‘If I Didn’t Believe In You’ is pretty amazing also. What can I tell you? I’m talking about my own songs! It’s all pretty cool.” View Commentslast_img read more

Bullets Over Broadway Opens on the Great White Way

first_img Bullets Over Broadway Zach Braff wishes Bullets Over Broadway a happy opening—one with maybe less violence than that of David’s God of Our Fathers! View Comments Marin Mazzie About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Clockwise from top left, the portrait features Nick Cordero as Cheech, Zach Braff as David Shayne, Marin Mazzie as Helen Sinclair, Lenny Wolpe as Julian Marx, Karen Ziemba as Eden Brent, Betsy Wolfe as Ellen, Brooks Ashmanskas as Warner Purcell, Helene Yorke as Olive Neal and Vincent Pastore as Nick Valenti. Betsy Wolfecenter_img Vincent Pastore Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Related Shows Star Files View All (4) Even if your pedicurist had a stroke, fell forward onto the orange stick and plunged it into your toe, it’s time to head over to the St. James Theatre as Bullets Over Broadway celebrates its opening night on April 10 under the direction of Susan Stroman. To commemorate the event, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the colorful crew of divas, gangsters and show people.last_img read more

Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Amber Riley & Jenna Ushkowitz Set for Hair

first_img Prior to singing about snowmen in Frozen, Bell appeared on Broadway in The Crucible and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, as well as off-Broadway’s Reefer Madness. Her additional screen credits include Veronica Mars and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Parrish, who starred in the TV series Weeds, made his Broadway debut as Melchior in Spring Awakening, and went on to star in the revival of Godspell. In addition to Glee, Riley (who recently won Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars) and Ushkowitz have appeared on the New York stage in Cotton Club Parade and Spring Awakening, respectively. The age of Aquarius is dawning this summer at the Hollywood Bowl’s 2014 Summer Series with an all-star cast! The previously announced production of Hair will be led by Frozen star Kristen Bell as Sheila and Hunter Parrish as Claude, with Glee’s Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz as Dionne and Jeanie, respectively. Joining them will be Beverly D’Angelo as Mom. Further casting will be announced at a later date. The Adam Shankman-helmed production will run August 1 through August 3. View Commentscenter_img Hair follows a group of free-spirited youths who passionately preach a lifestyle of peace, love, freedom and happiness in a society that they see suffering from intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. The musical features such memorable numbers as “Let the Sun Shine In,” Aquarius” and “Good Morning Starshine.”last_img read more

Fuerza Bruta Returns with Wayra, Now Open Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 28, 2016 Related Shows Fuerza Bruta Fuerza Bruta is an Argentinean-founded spectacular created by artistic director Diqui James and musical director Gaby Kerpel, the same creators of De La Guarda. Fuerza Bruta premiered in Buenos Aires in 2005 and has been seen around the world including in London, Lisbon, Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Wayra celebrates its official opening night on July 8 at the Daryl Roth Theatre off-Broadway. The multi-sensory spectacular is the third event in the De la Guarda trilogy, following Fuerza Bruta. View Comments With newly designed set and scenes, Wayra features fast paced and upbeat live music, on-stage musicians and aerial displays. The multi-sensory show brings back to life the hit off-Broadway show Fuerza Bruta, which previously played over 2,000 performances at the Daryl Roth, ending its run on January 5 of this year.last_img read more Summer Camp, Day 18! Let Cher Entertain You

first_img OVERALL CAMP FACTOR 1,000 out of 1,000 mink stole flips (see above). MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT View Comments WHY WE LOVE IT Cher is already the winner of the Summer Camp Lifetime Achievement Award for Best One-Woman Production of West Side Story, but we’ve got to bring her back for her completely camptastic rendition of “Let Me Entertain You” from Gypsy, which she performed on her 1975 TV show Cher. And if you’re real good, she’ll make you feel goo-oood…center_img LOOK OUT FOR… Her very uh, see-through ensemble at 2:04. We know this was the braless ‘70s and all, but how did this glittery number squeak past the censors while poor Britney got so much flak for her 2000 VMA outfit? We’re gonna be honest: Things around the offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in!last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Aaron Tveit, Lena Hall & More

first_imgAfter a week jam-packed with Broadway openings, star-studded events and watching Hugh Jackman’s #feelingnuts video on repeat, it’s finally Friday! And you know what that means: It’s time for the Lessons of the Week. We learned so many new things about Patti LuPone, Lena Hall, Tim Rice, Annaleigh Ashford and more, we just had to share. Check out what we learned!Patti LuPone Does Evita Charity WorkIt’s been 34 years since Patti LuPone nabbed a Tony for Evita, but she still uses her skills to help out actors in need. At her concert at the Leicester Square Theatre, LuPone whipped out her belting high F to help a London Magaldi get his lines down. Oh Patti, you’re so generous.Constantine Stole a Loaf of BreadWell, technically he didn’t, but he so could. Did you hear the Rock of Ages star’s spot-on (drunk) impression of Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean in Les Miz? Watch out, Ramin, you’ve got a city boy born and raised in South Detroit on your tail.Lena Hall Cleans Her MeatAs has already established, Lena Hall is packing some serious junk in her pants to play rocker dude Yitzhak in Hedwig. But did you know that her silicone packer gets so dirty, she has to wash it in Dawn dish soap? TMI? Yeah, probably. Sorry.Tim Rice Eats Dinner With His OscarsIf you were worried Tim Rice was lonely in his Cornwall dining room, you can rest assured he has plenty of company. The Aladdin and Lion King lyricist puts his Oscars on the table instead of candlesticks. You know, just to make his dinner guests jealous.Megan Fairchild Is a College GirlHere’s something that’ll make you feel terrible about yourself: You know Megan Fairchild, who plays Ivy in On the Town? She’s not just a Broadway star and a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. She’s also a math major at Fordham. All at once. And what did you do today?Annaleigh Ashford Is the New MarthaAnnaleigh Ashford is the star of You Can’t Take It With You—and by “it,” we mean her hot glue gun. On opening night, the Tony nominee bragged that she’s a super-talented crafter and she’s even been featured on It’s a good thing.Ariel’s Hair Is Super Crazy in RussiaOK, we know she’s a mermaid, and mermaid hair tends to get a little tousled by the salty ocean waves, but this is ridiculous. How the heck is the Russian Little Mermaid supposed to get a dinglehopper through that hair?The Brave Little Toaster Doesn’t SingSpeaking of Disney, we know you’ve been waiting with baited breath for a musical version of The Brave Little Toaster—wait, no, just us? Well anyway, it’s never gonna happen. Apparently, because the toaster doesn’t actually sing in the movie, Disney ain’t touching it. Tough break, Blankie.Aaron Tveit Just Got ScaryWe always thought of the Broadway hunk as a kindhearted guy (who sings “The Thong Song” in the shower, of course), but now he’ll be unleashing his inner murderer as John Wilkes Booth in Assassins in the West End. Aaron Tveit’s got the right to be different, but why can’t he be different in America, where we can actually see him?Broadway Is For LoversGuys, it’s like Love, Actually around here—Broadway stars are falling head over heels left and right! First, Santino Fontana popped the question to his Cinderella sweetheart Jessica Hershberg, and then Rory O’Malley and his beau tied the knot. Who’s next? Sandy the dog and Toby the rat, we’re looking at you. View Commentslast_img read more