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 ImageLITTLE VALLEY – Officials in Cattaraugus County are working to setup an expanded mortuary plan as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop.The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday evening the mortuary preparations are part of new mandates from New York State.“The Office of Emergency Services would like to stress that at no time will this plan impact public safety or health,” said officials. “This office has prided itself on being prepared for all situations as they arise.”“Once our plan is approved, it will be required for Emergency Services to conduct a drill to evaluate procedures for documentation, identification, security and transportation,” officials furthered. “Lessons learned from our downstate partners show that preparation, planning, evaluation of plans, and securing the proper assets is key to success.” Officials say that two refrigerated trailers stored at the county DPW barn in the Town of Allegany will be used part of the morgue setup.
JAMESTOWN – Pac-Man turns 40 today.It debuted in a Tokyo arcade on May 22, 1980 and became a game-changer in the video game world.It went on to become the most successful arcade game of all time. It led to all kinds of merchandise and became an icon of 1980’s pop culture.Pac-Man’s official website says it’s one of the most recognized images on the planet, with 90 percent brand recognition around the world. It all started with a young game designer named Toru Iwatani, who created the game for the Japanese games firm Namco.He says he never thought it would be loved and played so widely throughout the world. 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),Way too many NOT WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC…. wait til they open more places!! Have you been around the ice cream places?! NO MASKS AND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER! MGN ImageUPDATE | Two COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported ThursdayJAMESTOWN – Seven cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County today, the highest jump of new cases this week.The county Health Department says the new cases involve a man and woman in their 80s, a woman in her 70s, two women in their 40s, a woman in her 30s, and a woman in her 20s.There are now 20 active cases, with 97 total. Since Wednesday, no new recoveries have been reported in Chautauqua County.On Friday, Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel is scheduled to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak at a 3 p.m. press conference.Viewers can watch the press conference streamed LIVE on WNYNewsNow’s 24/7 streaming network: WNYNewsNow.com/LIVE, our mobile app, or Facebook page.Meanwhile, the fifth COVID-19 case was reported in Warren County on Thursday.
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) WNY News Now File Image.DUNKIRK — The National Night Out event that was planned for September 1 in Dunkirk has been postponed.The decision to postpone the event came after a discussion with the Night Out Committee.It follows a recent cluster of cases found to be associated with the Fieldbrook Foods facility.“This has been a very unique year for all of us with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dunkirk Police leaders said. There’s no new date scheduled yet, but police say the National Night Out will be rescheduled “once the situation settles down.”
CELORON — Town of Ellicott Police have charged a local man with multiple charges, including criminal possession of a weapon, after he allegedly threatened his victim during a reported domestic incident last week.Officers responded to a Celoron address on Friday where their investigation revealed Randall J. Fernandez , no address listed, threatened the victim’s life in front of two children, Police said.Fernandez was allegedly in possession of a handgun without a permit.He was charged with second-degree harassment, endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Fernandez was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment and is due to be in the Town of Ellicott Court at a later date. 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)
The Last Ship View Comments Gangway! The Last Ship, featuring an original score by Grammy winner Sting, celebrates its pre-Broadway opening night in Chicago on June 25. The tuner will play the Windy City through July 13 before beginning performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on September 29 (opening night is set for October 26). We got a taste of some of the music earlier this month at the Tonys from the legendary composer himself; now, take a look at Aaron Lazar, Rachel Tucker, Michael Esper and the cast of The Last Ship in action in this exciting first look! Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015 Related Shows Michael Esper Aaron Lazar
Tony winner Michael Rupert (Legally Blonde: The Musical, Ragtime, Falsettos, Sweet Charity) and Allison Guinn (Hair) will join Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves in the new Broadway revival of On the Town. Directed by John Rando, previews will start at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) on September 20, with opening night set for October 16. Related Shows View Comments Rupert will play Judge Pitkin and Guinn will play Lucy Schmeeler. Phillip Boykin (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and Stephen DeRosa (Hairspray, The Nance, Into The Woods) also join the cast. The ensemble will feature Chip Abbott, Tanya Birl, Angela Brydon, Holly Ann Butler, Julius Carter, Kristine Covillo, Lori Ann Ferreri, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephen Hanna, Eloise Kropp, Brandon Leffler, Jess Leprotto, Cory Lingner, Skye Mattox, Michael Rosen, Samantha Sturm, Christopher Vo, Cody Williams and Mikey Winslow. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 On the Town The cast will also include the previously reported Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress, Elizabeth Stanley and Jackie Hoffman. First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical features music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Toe-tapping hits from the show include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” Yazbeck, Johnson and Alves will be reprising their roles from the 2013 Barrington Stage Company production of the tuner.
Sing Evita Wearing Madonna’s Costumes Ever sung “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” (with hand movements) into your bathroom mirror and thought something was lacking? The Hollywood Reporter may have the answer: apparently more than 30 items the Material Girl wore in the 1996 movie adaptation of the Tony-winning tuner will be auctioned on November 7 and 8. Just a little touch of star quality can be yours, quite literally! Billy Crystal HBO’s New Musical Comedy HBO’s Game of Thrones is all well and good, but where are the song and dance numbers? Although it’s unlikely that the occupants of Westeros and Essos will be belting out ballads anytime soon, HBO is developing a new half-hour musical comedy from Girls writer-producer Bruce Eric Kaplan, Sing With Me. Deadline reports that it will be Los Angeles based and focus on three generations of women. Andrea Martin Watch the (Slightly Different) International Annie Trailer A new international Annie trailer has been released—take a look below and watch out for a few more glimpses of Rose Byrne (about to make her Broadway debut in You Can’t Take It With You). We have to admit that a) we now have “Tomorrow” on the brain yet again and b) we’re really looking forward to seeing Byrne along with Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role, when the movie musical hits theaters on December 19. Working the Engels, Starring Andrea Martin, Canceled by NBC It’s the end of the road for Tony winner Andrea Martin’s Canadian family comedy, Working the Engels. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the TV series, which also featured Tony winner Martin Short in a guest-starring role, won’t be renewed for a second season by NBC. However, you can soon catch Martin discussing her Lady Parts with Nathan Lane and in her return to Pippin on Broadway. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Billy Crystal to Honor Robin Williams at Emmy Awards Billy Crystal will lead the tribute to fellow stage and screen star Robin Williams at the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25. Oscar winner and Broadway alum Williams, who died of suspected suicide on August 11, will be honored during the “In Memoriam” segment, which will be accompanied with music by Sara Bareilles. View Comments Star Files
View Comments Beyond Theatre Award: Here Lies Love Revival of the Year Award: Skylight Best Actress: Gillian Anderson The 60th annual London Evening Standard Theatre Awards took place on November 30, with The Scottsboro Boys, off-Broadway hit Here Lies Love and the Broadway-bound Skylight taking home the night’s main prizes. Jeremy Herrin picked up the best direction gong for Wolf Hall, which will be opening at the Winter Garden on April 9, 2015, while Gillian Anderson and Tom Hiddleston won the acting categories. Oh, and it would be remiss of us not to mention that soon-to-be Hamlet Benedict Cumberbatch presented the Lebedev Award to Tony-winning playwright Tom Stoppard! Check out the list in full below. Most Promising Playwright: Beth Steel (Wonderland) Best Play: The James Plays The Emerging Talent Award: Laura Jane Matthewson (Dogfight) Best Musical: The Scottsboro Boys Editor’s Award: Kate Bush (Before the Dawn) Best Actor Award: Tom Hiddleston Lebedev Award: Tom Stoppard Best Director: Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies) The Best Design Award: Es Devlin (American Psycho)
The complete cast is now set for New York City Center Encores!’ production of Zorba! Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis will take on the role of The Widow, joining previously announced star John Turturro in the title role, Marin Mazzie as The Leader, Santino Fontana as Nico, Zoe Wanamekr as Hortense and Adam Chanler-Berat as Mimiko. Performances will run from May 6 through May 10. Walter Bobbie will direct.Davis made her Broadway debut in Once, which earned her a Tony nod. The ensemble will include Enrique Acevedo, Yusef Bulos, Laura D’Andre, Sean Ewing, Richard Gatta, Evangelia Kingsley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Vanessa Lemonides, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Michelle Peterson, David Scott Purdy, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Matthew Rossoff, Rommy Sandhu, Gavriel Savit, Allysa Shorte, Evan D. Siegel, Joseph J. Simeone, Alex Syiek, Nicholas Ward and James Zannelli.The show features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Joseph Stein and follows a larger-than-life Greek jack-of-all-trades and his friendship with a young American student. The musical first premiered on Broadway in 1968 and features the songs “Life Is” and “Only Love.” View Comments