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) MGN ImageJAMESTOWN – Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Monday.The county health department says the new cases involve a woman in her 30s and man in his 50s.There are now 15 active cases, with none hospitalized.So far, 82 people have recovered from COVID-19 infection in Chautauqua County with 103 cases total. Six deaths have been reported related to the virus outbreak since the pandemic began.
WNY News Now File Image.JAMESTOWN – One of the Jamestown Police Department’s newest K-9’s suddenly passed away Saturday.K-9 Promber. Image via the Chautauqua Blue Lives Matter Facebook page.K-9 Promber, who was partnered with Officer Erik Kraft, died early Saturday morning, according to the Chautauqua Blue Lives Matter group.K-9 Promber joined Jamestown Police last year.He was named in honor of retired JPD Detective Stephen Promber, who passed unexpectedly in March of 2019 due to a medical emergency. “His presence, though only felt for a short time, was lasting and will be remembered and honored forever,” wrote Chautauqua Blue Lives Matter in a post on social media. “Rest easy, Promber. You’ve earned it, good boy.”In his brief time with JPD, K-9 Promber was involved in numerous searches and operations. 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)
Image by Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY — While the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Western New York are declining, they are not where state officials want them, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said late Monday morning in a press conference.“It appears to be stabilized right now,” Cuomo said. “We would like to get it down lower but it is day by day. It’s stone by stone across the morass.”Regional numbers have been between .9 and 1.6 the last few days, but Cuomo wants the numbers to fall below 1 percent of positive cases.“We have dispatched teams, we’ve worked very hard on the messaging around compliance, we’ve stepped up operation on bars etcetera,” he said. “It appears to be having an effect, the numbers have been under 2 percent for a couple of weeks,” he said.“You’re only as good as your performance yesterday. We’re going to keep the caution flag out because it is higher than we’d like to see,” Cuomo said. “We’d like to see it under 1 percent and they are at 1.6.” 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)
MGN ImageMAVYILLE – Thirty-two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Thursday, with another Jamestown firefighter testing positive as well.The Chautauqua County Health Department says there are now 138 active cases, with seven new cases in Dunkirk, six in Jamestown, five in Fredonia, four in Lakewood, three in Forestville, two in Silver Creek and one in Sinclairville, Van Buren Point, Brocton, Kennedy and Panama.Officials are continuing to monitor an outbreak within the Jamestown Fire Department. Since Wednesday they say an additional firefighter has tested positive, bringing the total to seven.There are currently six active cases among employees and 18 active cases among residents of Tanglewood Manor; 18 employees and 72 residents associated with that outbreak have recovered. At least 18 cases have been linked to the private event cluster in the North County. Of those seven cases are active and 11 have recovered.There are 22 people hospitalized in Chautauqua County, that up one from yesterday’s update.Since the outbreak started, 887 people have recovered from COVID-19, with 13 deaths and 1,038 total cases report. 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)
JAMESTOWN – The search for a man wanted on federal drug charges has ended.Jamestown Police say 27-year-old Michael Murphy was taken into custody on Tuesday by the US Marshall’s Violent Fugitive Task Force, Jamestown Police, the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s K-9 unit.After receiving a tip via Crime Stoppers of Western New York, police say Murphy was arrested at 31 Linwood Avenue while hiding in the attic.Murphy was charged with conspiracy with intent to distribute and several other federal drug-related charges. 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)
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) Photo: PixabayJAMESTOWN – A Town of Randolph man is facing charges after police say he harassed a person and violated an order of protection this month.New York State Police say 35-year-old Joshua Bender allegedly called the victim over 50 times in three days, leaving multiple voice mails.In doing so, police say, Bender violated two separate orders of protection.Bender was placed under arrest on Tuesday and processed at State Police Barracks in Jamestown. Troopers say Bender is charged with first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment.
Now this is one act we’ve gotta see! Tony winners Andrea Martin and Chuck Cooper, Broadway vet Matthew Saldivar and more complete the star-studded cast of Act One, a new play written and directed by Tony winner James Lapine. Based on iconic writer/director Moss Hart’s autobiography, the Lincoln Center Theater production features previously announced Tony nominees Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana, who will both play Hart in varying stages of his life. Act One begins performances March 20, with opening night set for April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Chuck Cooper Cooper won a Tony Award for The Life. His many Broadway credits include Romeo and Juliet, Finian’s Rainbow, Lennon, Caroline, or Change, The Life, Chicago, Getting Away With Murder, Passion, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Amen Corner. His off-Broadway credits include The Piano Lesson and Choir Boy. Andrea Martin Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2014 Martin won Tony Awards for My Favorite Year and Pippin, and garnered additional nominations for Candide and Oklahoma! Her notable film and TV credits include SCTV, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Wag the Dog and The Producers. She will star on the forthcoming NBC series Working the Engels. Act One Saldivar’s Broadway credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Peter and the Starcatcher, Grease and The Wedding Singer. He has appeared off-Broadway in All in the Timing, The Toxic Avenger, Sea of Tranquility, Julius Caesar, The Alchemist, June Moon, Spread Eagle and Timon of Athens. Act One chronicles Moss’ impoverished childhood and his determined struggle to escape poverty and forge a career in the theater. This path led to his collaboration with George S. Kaufman and their first great success, Once in a Lifetime. The production will feature set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier and original music by Louis Rosen. Star Files In addition to Shalhoub, Fontana, Martin and Cooper, Act One will feature Bill Army (Old Jews Telling Jokes), Will Brill (Tribes), Laurel Casillo (Evil Things), Steven Kaplan (The Exonerated), Will LeBow (Nocturne), Mimi Lieber (Brooklyn Boy), Charlotte Maier (The Columnist), Deborah Offner (The Maids), Matthew Schechter (Richard III), Bob Stillman (Grey Gardens) and Amy Warren (August: Osage County).
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Josh Young Leads Starry Amazing Grace Cast A starry cast is on board for the world premiere of Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron’s Amazing Grace. Tony nominee Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Erin Mackey (Chaplin), Tony nominee Tom Hewitt (Jesus Christ Superstar), Tony winner Chuck Cooper (Act One, The Life), Chris Hoch (Matilda), Stanley Bahorek (Nerds), Harriett D. Foy (Mamma Mia!), and Laiona Michelle (The Book of Mormon national tour) will appear in the musical. The show is based on the true story behind the beloved song, following one man whose journey ignited a historic wave of change. Directed by Gabriel Barre, the production will run October 9 through November 2 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre. Opening night is set for October 19. Star Files Josh Young Bad Jews Heads to the U.K. Off-Broadway’s smash 2013 hit Bad Jews is crossing the Pond. Joshua Harmon’s play will have its U.K. premiere at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, playing July 31 through August 30. The show will officially open on August 12. No word yet on casting. Lilla Crawford to Teach How Broadway Could Only be a Day Away Annie star and former Broadway.com video blogger Lilla Crawford will teach a workshop with her vocal coach Philip Pelkington on May 4. Students will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their audition song, technique and stage presence. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Wake Up the Ramin Karimloo Way New Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo stopped by Katie April 29 and revealed to Katie Couric how he wakes up every day. The Les Miz star also talked about his childhood as well as paying tribute to theater legend Colm Wilkinson. Check out the interview below. Ramin Karimloo Lilla Crawford Chuck Cooper Teal Wicks Wicked Star Teal Wicks to Make Her Solo Cabaret Debut Former Elphaba Teal Wicks will make her solo cabaret debut at 54 Below on May 8. Wicks, who is about to star in Piece of My Heart off-Broadway, will reimagine the works of artists including Janis Joplin, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin in an acoustic set. View All (6) View Comments Tom Hewitt
Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Zach Braff View Comments Related Shows Bullets Over Broadway If the Bullets cast sets an early alarm clock to sing and dance at 30 Rock, t’aint nobody’s biz-ness if they do. Bullets Over Broadway star Zach Braff, Tony nominee Nick Cordero and a whole crew of tapping mobsters, gave a taste of the tuner based on the Woody Allen film on May 6, as part of The Today Show’s “Best of Broadway” series. Watch their performance of “T’aint Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do” below to see why the musical landed six Tony nominations, including Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Cordero and Best Choreography for director Susan Stroman, then catch Bullets Over Broadway at the St. James Theatre. Nick Cordero Star Files
Here Lies Love Directed by Alex Timbers, with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the tuner is set to the beat of a throbbing dance club score. Here Lies Love tells the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, her meteoric rise to celebrity and subsequent descent into infamy. The production is an immersive theatrical experience that puts audience members directly into the action in a 360-degree scenic and video environment. The show goes beyond Marcos’ legendary obsession with shoes and explores the tragic consequences of the abuse of power. View Comments There’s a new disco queen ruling off-Broadway! Jaygee Macapugay, currently featured in the cast of Here Lies Love, will step into the role of Imelda Marcos on October 20. She takes over from Ruthie Ann Miles, who will play her final performance on October 18. Tobias Wong has also joined the cast and is now playing the role of the D.J. The production is playing at The Public Theater’s LuEsther Hall, with a cast that also includes Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino. Macapugay has been with the show’s company as a swing and understudy to the role of Imelda. Her other stage credits include Hello Dolly!, Imelda: A New Musical, Miss Saigon, The King & I and Smokey Joe’s Café. Wong is making his off-Broadway debut in Here Lies Love. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2015