Beautiful Weekend On Tap

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 – A good looking weekend is in store for the Western New York region. Both days will feature plenty of sunshine with cooler more comfortable temperatures. Today will be Sunny with highs in the mid-70’s and much lower dew-points. It will feel less muggy and sticky outside.For tonight, partly cloudy with lows in the lower-50’s.Another sunny day for Sunday. Although it will be cooler with temperatures in the mid-60’s. Next week begins off with more sunshine, but temperatures will begin to rise as will the humidity levels. Highs in the upper-70’s on Monday and upper-80’s on Tuesday. A chance of rain returns Tuesday into Wednesday.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.last_img read more

Jamestown City Council ‘OKs’ Ambulance Service Agreement With Alstar EMS

first_imgAlstar EMS. WNYNewsNow File Image.JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Council unanimously approved a service agreement between the City and Alstar EMS during a voting session on Monday evening. According to the resolution, the agreement is for four years subject to the approval of Corporation Counsel Elliott Raimondo. The agreement concerns the provision of basic and advanced life support, paramedic assessment and ambulance transportation services, technical billing assistance and training for the members of the Jamestown Fire Department.Alstar, according to the agreement, would maintain two ambulances in Jamestown 24/7, as well as give the Jamestown Fire Department access to their training center, and access to ePCR and/or billing services. This also allows for yearly tabletop exercises between the ambulance service and the City.The agreement states that, in no event shall Alstar provide less than two providers per ambulance, except in cases of emergency. In times of high demand, if Alstar’s dedicated ambulances are unavailable to respond to a call, the City, through the Jamestown Fire Department, would back-up ALSTAR’s dedicated ambulances as needed. Alstar EMS previously ended its mutual response call agreement with the City of Jamestown in January. The Jamestown Fire Department’s only ambulance then became the sole responder in within city limits.Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist, in the resolution that he introduced during a Work Session earlier this Monday, said that allowing the fire department to bill should see a significant increase in monies collected.The City will be “soft-billing” i.e. sending out bills to all who have been transported in the City ambulance, but only collecting from insurance, according to the Mayor. Alstar will no longer pay JFD per call, however the revenue from billing should be significantly more than the City has received from Alstar in the past.The Council also unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Sundquist to enter into an agreement with The Jamestown Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 137 allowing for the use of the free IamResponding app to be used as an emergency form of contact subject to the approval from Raimondo.According to the resolution, the app would be an alternative, but optional, form of contact for off-duty firefighters.Jamestown City Council’s next meeting will be a Work Session, which is scheduled for next Monday night. 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

22 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chautauqua County On Thursday

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 / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Twenty-two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Thursday.The Chautauqua County Health Department says of the new cases 10 are in Dunkirk, three at in Fredonia and Forestville, two are in Silver Creek and Bemus Point, with one in Cassadaga and Falconer.There are now 153 active cases with 21 people hospitalized, that number down four from yesterday’s update.There are currently four active cases among employees of and 14 active cases among residents associated with Tanglewood Manor; 23 employees and 75 residents associated with this outbreak have recovered; one resident has died. The Chautauqua County Health Department is also investigating a cluster of cases in the North County, which were the result of a private event. At least 23 cases have been linked to the private event; 4 cases are active and 19 have recovered.So far 984 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the county, with 1,152 cases total and 15 related deaths.last_img read more

Two COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported By Chautauqua County Tuesday

first_imgMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County officials on Tuesday reported two residents in their 70’s died from complications of COVID-19, the 17th and 18th death related to the virus since March.County officials also reported 29 new cases on Tuesday.Silver Creek reported six new cases, five cases in Jamestown, four cases in Dunkirk, three cases in Frewsburg, two cases each in Bemus Point, Cassadaga, Falconer, and Lakewood, and one case each in Cherry Creek, and Mayville. There are currently 168 cases that remain active. There are currently 13 people hospitalized in the county. To date, there have been 1,539 confirmed cases and 1,353 recoveries. 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

The Curious Incident Announces Broadway Dates

first_img Related Shows View Comments The production is designed by three-time Olivier winner Bunny Christie, with lighting by Tony winner Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Olivier winner Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 The hit National Theatre production of Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has announced dates for its Broadway run. Directed by Marianne Elliott, the play will begin preview performances September 15 and officially open October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre. Casting will be announced shortly. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time transferred to London’s West End following a sold-out run at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play. Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.last_img read more

Of Mice and Men’s Jim Parrack on True Blood & Mooning James Franco

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Age: 33Hometown: Allen, TXCurrent Role: A superb Broadway debut as Slim, a stoic and respected mule driver who earns the trust of George (played by James Franco) in Of Mice and Men.Stage & Screen Cred: After four years as Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s True Blood, Parrack starred in the film As I Lay Dying, directed by James Franco. His additional credits include Battle Los Angeles and Annapolis.“I didn’t have money to eat when I was 21. When I was short on cash, I would sometimes scam food from fast food places. I’d go into fast food chains and pretend I was from a movie studio, tell them they didn’t send us the right order and demand they fix it. I’ve tried to make that right whenever I could.”“True Blood fans are as enthusiastic as any fans I’ve ever encountered. [Like when] a girl approached me crying and yelling. It took me a while to realize she was upset about an episode. They get so invested that sometimes the line between the show and our characters blur a bit. They are the most fierce and loyal fans.”“The sex scenes in True Blood aren’t sexy. You’ve got a guy dragging cables across the room while someone else is like, ‘Oh, she’s got a booger, someone wipe it.’”“Leven Rambin and I just moved in together in Brooklyn. We’ve known each other for years but when she [came] to my dressing room on opening night, it was like I saw her for the first time. I was like, ‘Sh*t, new game.’ We’re wildly in love.”“Franco and I are filming a movie [The Adderall Diaries] right now. Today we threw coffee at each other and I flashed him my ass while he sprayed me with a hose. It wasn’t in the script. There’s no fear of ‘not getting it right.’ It’s all an exploration on camera, and it’s my favorite way to work.”“If I wasn’t an actor, I think I would be a pastor.” View Comments Of Mice and Mencenter_img Related Shows Jim Parrack photographed at Southern Hospitality by Caitlin McNaney for Broadway.comlast_img read more

Take a Look at Idina Menzel’s Crazy Weekend!

first_imgNo wonder Liz/Beth needs to live a double life! Between starring on Broadway in If/Then, recording a holiday album and voicing a Disney princess, Idina Menzel has had a crazy year. Over the weekend, the Tony winner shared just a glimpse of what it takes to be a blazing supernova. Check out the videos below, capturing Menzel on the set of her album promo, bringing Frozen to the Great White Way, driving around Manhattan, getting a makeup job by her son (see left) and more! Frozen on Broadway?! Sort of. In a post-show auction to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Menzel had four Elsa hopefuls join her on stage to perform the Oscar-winning anthem, “Let It Go.” Listen as they belt it out, and take special note of their outfits: How did they all know to wear that Elsa shade of blue?! A Day in the Life To celebrate hitting one million Facebook fans, Menzel shared a day in the life, from waking up with her Elsa doll to a Sunday matinee of If/Then to home sweet home. Here are just some of the secrets to her success: keeping makeup on overnight, drive yourself as your driver takes the backseat and always have a sweet potato on hand in your dressing room. Oh, and don’t run over fans as you leave the stage door. Take a look at the video, which includes a cameo from Broadway.com fave James Snyder, who, as Menzel herself says, “has a successful vlog.” We happen to agree. On the Set of Holiday Wishes She’s singing Yuletide tunes, she’s in a popup book and more! The holiday season is full of surprises for her and her son Walker every year, and she’s learning a lot. Like don’t buy an expensive crystal ornament if your son likes to throw things on the ground. We know what album we’ll be decorating our tree to this year! If/Then Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 View Commentscenter_img Idina Menzel Star Files Related Shows Her Monday Is in Full Swing Yep, the weekend is over, but the Tony winner never quits. Check out this just-released video of Menzel and Michael Buble’s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Adorable! Have a great week, Fanzels! Post by Idina Menzel.last_img read more

Finding Neverland’s Kelsey Grammer Talks ‘Very Sharp’ B’way Audiences

first_imgKelsey Grammer has landed back on Broadway in Finding Neverland, and he appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on March 26 to talk about playing the dual roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in the musical. The show is currently in preview and the Frasier star admitted that “Broadway audiences are very sharp,” about what goes on with a production before the official opening night. “They come knowing some surprise might happen.” Check out the video below as Grammer goes on to reveal a recent on stage “oops” moment and then the tuner at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

Eddie Kaye Thomas Cheers on American Pie Pal Jason Biggs at The Heidi Chronicles

first_img Related Shows Jim and Finch, together again! Eddie Kaye Thomas, alum of the raunchy ’90s comedy American Pie, headed to Broadway to visit his old friend Jason Biggs, who is currently starring in The Heidi Chronicles. After seeing the revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s groundbreaking play, the pair caught up—but don’t worry, no pies were harmed in the making of this photo. We promise. Check out the reunion, then see The Heidi Chronicles at the Music Box Theatre! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 The Heidi Chronicleslast_img read more

B’way Grosses: Dear Evan Hansen Taps Into the Millionaires’ Club

first_img View Comments Dear Evan Hansen can now be found at the top of the boards. The new musical reached seven figures in its second full week since it officially opened, taking in $1,051,248 (over 102% of its potential). The show was also one of three to reach full capacity. Meanwhile, The Present, starring Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, began previews on December 17, and with just one performance under its belt, it’s off to a great start. The production was just shy of selling out to SRO, but grossed 111.11% of its potential. If it can keep up this momentum during a full week of performances, it would join The Front Page as plays currently on Broadway to surpass $1 million.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending December 18:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($2,240,488)2. The Lion King ($2,191,076)3. Wicked ($2,092,270)4. Aladdin ($1,642,673)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,461,856)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. The Humans ($461,088)4. Les Liaisons Dangereuses ($359,317)3. In Transit ($240,765)2. The Encounter ($195,566)1. The Present ($151,686)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (101.92%)2. Hamilton (101.61%)3. Dear Evan Hansen (101.51%)4. Wicked (99.87%)5. The Present (99.81%)*UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. The Illusionists – Turn of the Century (68.29%)4. Fiddler on the Roof (67.55%)3. Les Liaisons Dangereuses (62.42%)2. The Encounter (60.75%)1. On Your Feet! (59.33%)*Number based on one preview performanceSource: The Broadway League Ben Platt in ‘Dear Evan Hansen'(Photo: Matthew Murphy)last_img read more