Strong Thunderstorms Rock Area Overnight Bringing Heavy Rain, Hail

first_imgCrews say the roadway was closed from School Street to Mina-French Creek Road for utility repair.As of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday the National Grid Outage Map reported 28 peopled remained without power in the Findley Lake area. Via Chautauqua Weather Today / Facebook. Via Corrinna Lang / Facebook. Via Chautauqua Weather Today / Facebook. Via Michael Johnson / Facebook. Via Corrinna Lang / Facebook.center_img Via Corie Maxson / Facebook. Images via Corrinna Lang (left), Amy Norberg (center), and Chautauqua Weather Today (right).JAMESTOWN – Strong to severe thunderstorms rocked portions of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus County Tuesday night, brining heavy rain, wind and hail to the area.Many WNYNewsNow viewers shared photos with our team, featuring quarter sized hail. Reports from our weather partner, Chautauqua Weather Today, indicate several powerlines were brought down along Route 430 between Sherman and Findley Lake. 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

Macy’s Plans Smaller But Camera-Ready Thanksgiving Parade

first_imgMacy’s / Twitter NEW YORK — A Macy’s Thanksgiving parade reimagined for the coronavirus pandemic will feature floats, performers and giant balloons along a one-block stretch of 34th Street in front of the retailer’s flagship Manhattan store, Macy’s officials announced Monday.The spectacle will be broadcast as usual from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern time on NBC and will include both live and recorded elements, Macy’s officials said.“Under the unique challenges of these unparalleled times, we felt it was important to continue this cherished holiday tradition that has been the opening act to the holiday season for generations of families,” Susan Tercero, executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, said in a prepared statement.She added, “While it will certainly look different in execution, this year’s Macy’s Parade celebration will once again serve its historical purpose — to bring joy into the hearts of millions across the nation.” Macy’s similarly remade its traditional July Fourth fireworks show this year, swapping the big one-night spectacle for a series of smaller fireworks displays.The 2 1/2-mile Thanksgiving parade route will be axed in favor of a short stroll for the cameras, Macy’s spokesperson Orlando Veras said.The giant cartoon-character balloons will be flown without the traditional 80 to 100 handlers each and will instead be tethered to specialized vehicles that have been tested and approved by the city police and transportation departments, Veras said.Most of the parade’s performers will be locally based to cut down on travel, Veras said. High school and college marching bands that had been invited to perform will be deferred to 2021. In accordance with coronavirus restrictions, all performers will be required to maintain social distancing and wear face masks.Mayor Bill de Blasio thanked Macy’s officials for their effort to stage the parade despite COVID-19 restrictions.“They are reinventing the event for this moment in history,” de Blasio said at his daily coronavirus briefing. “And you will be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day on television, online.”The Macy’s parade has been a traditional holiday season kickoff for more than 90 years and usually attracts throngs of tourists and locals who line the parade route to gawk at inflated characters like Snoopy or Felix the cat.This year’s lineup of balloon characters and human performers will be announced later, Veras said. 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

Cattaraugus County Reports 91 New COVID-19 Cases

first_imgMGN Stock Image.LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Department of Health has reported its highest new number of daily positive COVID-19 cases so far in the pandemic.Officials say 91 new cases were identified on Thursday, bringing the county’s active case count to 575.The county has had 1,670 total COVID-19 cases.So far, 1,063 people have recovered, and 32 people have died from the virus in the county. The seven-day average percent positive rate is 8.0 percent, up from 7.6 percent the day before.There are 26 people hospitalized in the county. 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

Stimulus In Doubt As Trump Demands Changes, More Money For Americans

first_imgImage via @realDonaldTrump / Twitter.App users, tap here to watch video report.WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump wants Congress to amend the new Coronavirus relief bill to provide more direct payments to Americans.Trump made the announcement on Tuesday night in a recorded video from the White House.The President did not threaten to veto the 900 billion dollar bill, but expressed he is not pleased with it. “I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” said Trump. “I’m also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation.”Meanwhile, speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tweeted Democrats would unanimously vote for $2,000 checks.Some Republicans have been against direct payments of more than $600, saying they would cost to much for the government in the long run.It’s unclear if congress plans to make any changes to the bill. 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

Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Returns to Broadway’s Pippin

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Trapezing is like riding a bike, right? Priscilla Lopez returns to the Broadway cast of Pippin on November 11 as Berthe. The Tony winner, who took her first bow as the high-flying granny back in July, assumes the role from Lucie Arnaz at the Music Box Theatre. Arnaz rejoins to the show’s national tour in Costa Mesa, California. Pippin features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson and tells the story of a young prince searching for his corner of the sky. The current cast also includes Josh Kaufman as Pippin, Carly Hughes as Leading Player, John Dossett as Charles, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine. Pippin received four 2013 Tony awards included Best Revival. The Diane Paulus-helmed production will play its final performance on January 4, 2015. Pippin Related Shows View Comments Lopez appeared in the original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of Fastrada in the original production of Pippin in 1973. She received the Tony for her performance in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine. Her other Broadway credits include In the Heights, Anna in the Tropics, Nine and Company.last_img read more

Jose Llana & Hoon Lee to Step In for Ken Watanabe in The King and I

first_img View Comments Star Files Related Shows Jose Llana The King and Icenter_img We’ll soon be getting to know some new monarchs at Lincoln Center! Jose Llana and Hoon Lee will appear as the King of Siam in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Tony nominee Ken Watanabe is scheduled to play his final performance in the role on July 12. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the 2015 Tony-winning revival also stars Tony winners Kelli O’Hara and Ruthie Ann Miles, and is playing at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.Llana, who most recently starred as President Marcos in Here Lies Love opposite Miles off-Broadway, will begin performances on July 14 and is set for a limited 11-week engagement through September 27. His Broadway credits include Wonderland, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Flower Drum Song, Rent, Streetcorner Symphony and the 1996 production of The King and I, in which he performed the role of Lun Tha. On screen he has been seen in Hitch and Sex and the City.Lee will begin performances on September 29, immediately upon completion of filming the Cinemax series Banshee. His Broadway credits include Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song and Urinetown.The King and I is set in 1860’s Bangkok and tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam (Watanabe) and Anna Leonowens (O’Hara), a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children. The musical’s score includes Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed and Something Wonderful.The cast of The King and I additionally features Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora (who also appeared in Here Lies Love with Llana), Edward Baker-Duly, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Murphy Guyer, Jake Lucas, Paul Nakauchi and Marc Oka. Ken Watanabe Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016last_img read more

It Shoulda Been You Wins Actors’ Equity Diversity Award

first_img View Comments Another celebration for It Shoulda Been You, the wedding-themed comedy that ran on the Great White Way earlier this year. The Tyne Daly and Sierra Boggess-led production has been honored with the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2014-15 theatrical season by the Actors’ Equity Association.“We’re proud to acknowledge It Shoulda Been You…for creating and casting a diverse array of characters that defy stereotypes,” said National EEO Committee Chair Christine Toy Johnson in a statement. “The production makes social issues such as marriage equality and self-acceptance in the face of pre-existing prejudices part of the mainstream dialogue of musical theatre.”Featuring music by Barbra Anselmi and a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, It Shoulda Been You follows a Jewish bride as she readies to marry her Catholic boyfriend. When the bride’s ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel, leaving the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after. The production ran on Broadway March 7 through August 9, officially opening on April 14 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.Directed by David Hyde Pierce, the cast also included Harriet Harris David Burtka, Lisa Howard, Edward Hibbert, Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Anne L. Nathan, Josh Grisetti, Michael X. Martin, Nick Spangler, Farah Alvin, Gina Farrell and Mitch Greenberg. Star Filescenter_img Sierra Boggesslast_img read more

Soul Train Musical Taps CSI’s Anthony E. Zuiker

first_imgThe “hippest trip in America” has found its storyteller. Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the CSI franchise, will pen the previously reported Broadway-aimed production of Soul Train. The show is the brainchild of Rock of Ages producer Matthew Weaver. No word yet on theater, dates or timing for the project.Created in 1970 by Don Cornelius, Soul Train is the longest running, first-run, nationally syndicated music program in television history. The series influenced a generation and broke racial barriers by famously introducing the world to new music, artists, dance moves and styles on a weekly basis.Soul Train the musical will be a “lyrical narrative,” weaving together the personal story of Cornelius with more than 20 classic hit songs from the TV series including “Proud Mary” (Ike & Tina Turner), “I’ll Be Around” (The Spinners), “Loving You” (Minnie Riperton), and “Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me ” (Gladys Knight & The Pips). View Commentslast_img read more

Julian Ovenden to Replace Steven Pasquale at Carnegie Hall

first_imgStage and screen star Julian Ovenden will step in for Steven Pasquale opposite Broadway fave Sierra Boggess at the upcoming October 9 Carnegie Hall New York Pops Concert. The My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein event will take place at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.Ovenden and Boggess memorably partnered up in 2010 at London’s Royal Albert Hall for a Rodgers and Hammerstein “Prom.” His stage credits include J.M. Barrie in the original 2012 production of Finding Neverland at Leicester’s Curve Theatre, as well as My Night with Reg, Death Takes a Holiday and Annie Get Your Gun. Along with Downton Abbey, Ovenden’s screen credits include The Assets, Person of Interest, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, The Forsyte Saga and Foyle’s War.The program will feature numbers from all eleven of the collaborations between Rodgers and Hammerstein. Selections will include “A Wonderful Guy” and “There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame” from South Pacific, “The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music, and the Cinderella Waltz from Cinderella.Check out Ovenden and Boggess’ duet of “People Will Say We’re In Love” from Oklahoma below! View Comments Star Filescenter_img Sierra Boggesslast_img read more

The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 LGBT-Centric Broadway Shows

first_imgThe Rocky Horror Show The Color Purple Spring Awakening Kinky Boots Avenue Q The Book of Mormon Related Shows View Comments Hedwig and the Angry Inch Rent Cabaret Happy Monday, lovers of love! We hope your Pride Weekend was full of sunshine, laughter, glitter, rainbow ensembles, singing and dancing. We asked you to rank your fave LGBT pride-centric Broadway productions to celebrate the community that holds a special place in our hearts. Take a peek at the Great White Way show that make you want to raise up that rainbow flag and remember: You don’t need a colorful parade to celebrate love every day! Keep the pride party going and check out your top 10 below. Fun Home Fun Home Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016last_img read more