Northwest Arena Closed To Public

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) File image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – As the coronavirus outbreak continues and in response to the New York State’s ban on gatherings over 50, the Northwest Arena announced its closing to the public.In a statement released Monday evening, the arena stated: “With increasing restrictions on social and recreational gatherings, Northwest Arena is temporarily closing the facility to the public effective today, Monday, March 16, at 8:00 p.m.”This statement continues, “This includes the walking track, senior skate, public ice skating, ice bumper cars, drop-in hockey, comedy shows, Weight Watchers, and yoga.” Other events including the home and garden show have also been cancelled. The beer and wine festival has been moved until late April.The facility will be open at limited times for pre-scheduled programming with limited capacity. Programming info can be found by calling the Northwest Arena at 716-484-2624. last_img read more

Congressman Reed Visits Jamestown Part Of Coronavirus Response

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Congressman Tom Reed is in Western New York today speaking with local officials about the novel Coronavirus response.Reed, during a Tuesday morning media conference, said his priority is helping those at the local level.The Congressman explains there are many moving parts in the effort to contain the virus, he says one of the biggest challenges is how the pandemic will impact health care facilities. Right now, his office is working to make resources available to locals.“I am very confident that we will be in a position to allocate resources that are needed if and when a situation develops,” said Reed. “My plan, and my hope, is still that we will avoid that and we will have a situation where people have taken the necessary social distancing measures and that we will have a situation two weeks from now that tremendously different because we know the date, we know where we stand.” Reed says communication between all levels of government is a key factor in controlling the outbreak. He urges community members to do their part by following guidelines from health officials. 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),Please look into factories who have a 1000 people on the floor . They told the office people to work from home but the poor floor workers are feeling expendable. Since they have closed beaches where there is open air. But factories the air from everyone is blowing on everyonelast_img read more

National Comedy Center Launches Online Platform Featuring Exhibit Content

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) Image by the National Comedy Center.JAMESTOWN – The National Comedy Center announced Thursday it has launched a new online content platform featuring exclusive content directly from its interactive comedy exhibits.Officials say the new program is an extension of the museum during its temporary closure due to COVID-19.Called the ‘National Comedy Center Anywhere’ the exhibit tells the story of comedy via commentary from the artists themselves, and rare archival material.“We want to enable our online visitors to explore the great works and unique voices that have shaped our culture through comedy,” said Journey Gunderson, National Comedy Center Executive Director. “Our mission is to provide education on the comedic arts in the form of commentary and contextualization of its bodies of work, while providing an examination of the time-honed creative processes that have elevated comedy to an art.” “Now is not the time to stop,” furthered Gunderson. “We need laughter more than ever.”The platform takes each visitor on a journey through the world of comedy, including stand-up, sketch and improv, late night TV, film, the latest online comedy, and more.In addition to footage from its interactive exhibits, the Comedy Center’s online platform will feature selections from its archives, including rare artifacts and documents from some of comedy’s greatest talent, along with special event highlights from its renowned Lucille Ball Comedy Festival and its National Comedy Center Dialogues.The platform will also be presenting live-streamed stand-up comedy shows in the coming weeks.“With the healing power of laughter more important than ever in these challenging times, we hope we can bring a taste of our unique National Comedy Center experience into your homes until we can re-open our doors and welcome visitors to Jamestown once again. In the meantime, National Comedy Center Anywhere is a virtual comedy hug for everyone who needs it right now, in addition to providing some much-needed support for our vital non-profit cultural institution,” added Gunderson.The platform features a selection of free material with the option to upgrade to access  more content from the museum. Upgraded access includes one additional gift access to share the laughter with a friend or family member, plus one admission ticket to the National Comedy Center visitor experience in Jamestown which can be used when the museum re-opens in the coming months.The $19.50 fee for upgraded access will support the mission and ongoing operations of the National Comedy Center during this critical time, while sharing comedy content with a friend or loved one.Visitors can begin their National Comedy Center Anywhere experience now, by visiting ComedyCenter.org/Anywhere.last_img read more

72-year-old Charged With DWI After Driving Off Embankment

first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.SOUTH VALLEY – A 72-year-old Amherst man is facing DWI charges after driving his car off an embankment in Cattaraugus County on Wednesday.New York State Police allege Steven Obe was driving drunk when he failed to stop at the stop sign on Bone Run Road, continued across West Perimeter Road, drove over a guard rail and down the embankment.Troopers say Obe was uninjured in the crash.Obe, police say, was placed under arrest after failing several standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. At the New York State Police Barracks in Jamestown, police say Obe blew a breath sample of .10.Troopers say Obe was issued tickets and released. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of South Valley Court next month. 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

Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Show Are You Most Excited to See in 2014?

first_img View Comments It’s here! It’s here! 2014 is officially here! And you know what that means…a whole new crop of Broadway musicals, dramas, comedies and spectacles to add to your “must-see” list. We can’t wait to see Carole King wail in Beautiful, cry our eyes out at The Bridges of Madison County, step into the ring with Rocky, crack up at the gangster antics of Bullets Over Broadway, storm the barricade with Ramin Karimloo in Les Miserables, go on a magic carpet ride with Aladdin, get glittery with Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, say “Wilkommen back” to Alan Cumming in Cabaret and so many more. So, what are you waiting for? Start off 2014 right and cast your vote for the show you’re most excited to see this year! Star Files Alan Cumming Neil Patrick Harrislast_img read more

August: Osage County, Ethan Hawke, Woody Allen & More Nab 2014 Writers Guild Award Nominations

first_img Ethan Hawke The film adaptation of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway drama August: Osage County picked up a nod for Adapted Screenplay alongside Hawke and co-writers Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy for Before Midnight. Allen’s film Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett and two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale, snagged a nomination for Original Screenplay. Tracy Letts Congrats to the 2014 nominees! Several TV series packed with Broadway stars also garnered nominations, including Mad Men, The Good Wife, Homeland, House of Cards and Mad Men for Drama Series, Modern Family and Orange is the New Black for Comedy Series, and Masters of Sex, Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards for New Series. Broadway could win big at the Writers Guild Awards! Tracy Letts’ screen adaptation of August: Osage County, Bullets Over Broadway writer Woody Allen, Macbeth star Ethan Hawke and more have been recognized with 2014 WGA nominations. The 65th annual awards ceremony will be held February 1 at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, CA. Bobby Cannavale View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Set Your DVRs (and Netflix Queues) for Kendrick, Monk and Shepard

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed. Mary-Louise Parker and Debra Monk Reunite in Feed Me There’s a Little Shop joke here somewhere. Tony and Emmy winner Debra Monk will star opposite Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker in the NBC comedy pilot Feed Me. Deadline reports that the series is about a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. These two can’t seem to get away from each other—the duo appeared on stage in the Broadway productions of Reckless and Prelude to a Kiss. What’s next? Mame? Side Show? Sam Shepard joins Norbert Leo Butz in Netflix Drama Playwright and actor Sam Shepard will soon join the list of Broadway faces making it big on Netflix. Vulture.com writes that Shepard will join the previously announced Norbert Leo Butz in a new psychological thriller drama. The untitled series revolves around four adult siblings whose scars are revealed when their estranged brother returns home. Shepard is of course no stranger to family drama after playing Beverly Weston in the film adaptation of August: Osage County. Live From New York, It’s Anna Kendrick Tony nominee Anna Kendrick will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut next month. According to The Hollywood Reporter the Pitch Perfect star will appear on the show April 5 alongside musical guest Pharrell. We just know that Kendrick will show us once again that she can not only make us laugh, but also sing her face off. View Commentslast_img read more

Complete Cast Set for Doctor Zhivago on Broadway

first_img View Comments Halperin heads to Zhivago after appearing in Matilda and Kinky Boots. Gennusa received an honorary Tony for her performance in the title role of Matilda. Miles made her Broadway debut in Evita. Also joining the cast is Ashley Brooke, who will appear in the ensemble. The complete cast is now set for Doctor Zhivago on Broadway. Joining the previously announced Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan, Lora Lee Gayer and more will be pint-sized players Jonah Halperin, Sophia Gennusa and Ava-Riley Miles in featured roles. The Des McAnuff-helmed production will begin previews on March 27. Opening night is set for April 21 at the Broadway Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 10, 2015 Doctor Zhivago The tuner features a book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers. Based on the 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak, the romance is set during the final days of Czarist Russia and follows Zhivago (Mutu), a political idealist, physician and poet. His life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko (Gayer) and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar (Barrett). Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov (Nolan) and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky (Hewitt). Related Showslast_img read more

Tix Now Available to See Sherie Rene Scott in Whorl Inside a Loop

first_imgTickets are now on sale to see Sherie Rene Scott in prison! The Tony nominee is headlining the world premiere of Whorl Inside a Loop off-Broadway. The play, written by Dick Scanlan and Scott, will begin previews at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre on August 4. Michael Mayer and Scanlan will direct.In Whorl Inside a Loop, a well-regarded actress agrees to teach six inmates how to tell their stories behind the bars of a men’s maximum-security prison. Sharing intimate and sometimes hilarious details of their former lives (while portraying characters of varying age, gender and race), this unlikely group forms a bond—even as the actress’ life outside spins out of control. And when what happens in prison doesn’t stay there, no one is sure whom to trust.The cast will also include Derrick Baskin as Sunnyside, Nicholas Christopher as Rick, Chris Myers as Jeffrey, Ryan Quinn as Source, Daniel J. Watts as Flex and Donald Webber Jr. as Bey. Related Shows View Comments Whorl Inside a Loop Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 27, 2015last_img read more

First Daughter Suite Will Remain a Little Longer Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 22, 2015 Related Shows Michael John LaChiusa’s First Daughter Suite will extend off-Broadway through November 22; it had originally been set to shutter on November 15. Starring Broadway alums Caissie Levy, Alison Fraser, Betsy Morgan and more, the world premiere is playing at the Public Theater.Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, the show is a follow-up to LaChiusa’s 1993 musical First Lady Suite and explores the complex relationships between First Ladies and their daughters.The cast also includes Rachel Bay Jones, Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh, Theresa McCarthy, Isabel Santiago and Carly Tamer. First Daughter Suitelast_img read more