Month: January 2021
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 Koinonia Christian Fellowship, Facebook.KIANTONE— Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies have charged a Jamestown man with a November burglary of a local church.Images by Ron Lemon, Facebook.Deputies charged Johnny Ray Hallowell, 24, of Allen Street, with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief following an investigation into the September burglary at Koinonia Christian Fellowship Church in Kiantone.The church office was broken into and various items, including laptop computers were stolen.Hallowell is scheduled to be in court at a later date.
WNY News Now Stock Image.HANOVER — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says charges are pending after two people were injured in a car crash Wednesday evening a in the Town of Hanover.Deputies responded to a crash on Alleghany Road at about 9:30 p.m.They say two people were transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries.Railroad traffic in the area was halted for some time, deputies said. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by several volunteer fire departments, New York State Police, Border Patrol.The investigation is continuing. 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)
Of other press outlets, The New York Times was the second-highest source, chosen by 22% of responders. Other notable outlets on the list include New York Magazine (7.3%), The New Yorker (6.1%), Time Out New York (5.9%), The Daily News (3%), The Wall Street Journal (2.9%) and The New York Post (2.8%). Broadway.com was the clear frontrunner of online resources, receiving double the responses of any other website. In other interesting stats, the average age of Broadway theatergoers is 42.5, 68% of audiences are female, and 41% of theatergoers bought their tickets online. So click here, and we’ll see you at the theater! You still like us, you really like us! For the fourth year in a row, Broadway.com is the number one source for theater fans to find out information about Broadway, according to an independent report by The Broadway League that analyzes the habits of theatergoers. Broadway.com outranks other sources such as word of mouth from friends and family, television, The New York Times and every other theater-related website. View Comments Every year, the League surveys theatergoers to create an extensive report titled The Demographics of the Broadway Audience. In the just-released 2012-2013 report, when asked the question “Where do you look for theater information?” 31.4% of responders (out of 5,761 completed questionnaires) chose Broadway.com. “Personal recommendation” was the second most chosen answer, earning 26.9% of the responses.
Jessie Mueller View Comments Jake Epstein Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Jarrod Spector Related Shows Dynamic duo Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of TV’s Today became matinee ladies on February 19! The pals headed to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to catch a performance of the Carole King bio-musical Beautiful, starring Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein and Jarrod Spector. After witnessing the ups and downs of King’s life story and becoming honorary “Natural Women,” Gifford and Kotb headed backstage to greet Mueller and the talented cast. Check out this Hot Shot of the TV stars hanging out with the company, then catch the new musical on Broadway…before it’s too late, baby! Star Files
The heat is on in the West End! At last, we have video footage of the new revival of Miss Saigon, which began performances at London’s Prince Edward Theatre in May. Take a look at the absolutely epic trailer below, featuring such familiar Schönberg, Boublil and Maltby tunes as “The Movie in My Mind,” “The Last Night of the World” and “The American Dream.” The new production stars newcomer Eva Noblezada as Kim, Alistair Brammer as Chris and Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer. We’re prepared to swim across the Atlantic to catch this in person, but a transfer to the Great White Way would be great, too. View Comments
Related Shows Michael C. Hall is ready to put on some makeup, turn up the eight track and pull the wig down from the shelf! The Broadway alum and Dexter favorite will headline Hedwig and the Angry Inch beginning October 16 at the Belasco Theatre, succeeding Andrew Rannells and Neil Patrick Harris in the role of the East German rock goddess. Directed by Michael Mayer, the Tony-winning revival of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s 1998 musical tells the story of Hedwig, who regales the audience with her tales of escaping communist East Berlin, her botched sex-change operation and her failed relationship with rock icon Tommy Gnosis. Check out Hall’s glittering new look, then see him rock out beginning October 16! Hedwig and the Angry Inch View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015
BEST PLAY REVIVALFRONTRUNNERS Left: The Elephant Man — This stylized new production of Bernard Pomerance’s drama about the grotesquely disfigured John Merrick, an unlikely celebrity in Victorian England, will undoubtedly be remembered.Right: You Can’t Take It with You — Scott Ellis kept all the plates spinning in this Kaufman and Hart comedy classic about a family of New York eccentrics living a carefree life during the Great Depression. It’s poised to be remembered for both its warmth and wackiness.IN THE MIXLeft to Right:A Delicate Balance — You can’t rule our this cast of heavy-hitters in Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about existential terror in the suburbs.The Heidi Chronicles — It’s possible the first-ever Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s beloved play will be remembered even though it’s closing early.Skylight — It’s a good bet nominators will give a nod to this beautifully acted revival of David Hare’s simmering pot of politics and passion.BROADWAY.COM SHOUTOUTThis Is Our Youth — Kenneth Lonergan’s moving portrait of three aimless post-adolescents was a reminder that even wealth and privilege cannot blot out the anxiety of making adult choices. Here’s to nominators giving it a nod.ALSO POSSIBLEIt’s Only a Play, Love Letters, The Real Thing BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAYFRONTRUNNERSLeft to Right:Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Her stunning work on this acclaimed play is creative, subtle and breathtaking. This is the definition of a frontrunner.Scott Ellis, The Elephant Man — It takes sensitivity and intelligence to turn a celebrity event into a profound theatrical experience.Jeremy Herrin, Wolf Hall — Keeping audiences engrossed in a two-part history drama is no small feat; he will surely get a nod.IN THE MIXLeft to Right:Stephen Daldry, The Audience — His stylish direction earned admiring reviews while drawing in crowds, making us all royal watchers.Stephen Daldry, Skylight — Another knockout drama with big headliners from a director who knows how to keep things understated yet emotionally intense.Scott Ellis, You Can’t Take It With You — This six-time nominee took the “follow your bliss” message of this comedy to heart and turned out an irresistible soufflé of a show.Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God — A bold jump to Broadway for this off-Broadway stalwart should be appealing to nominators looking for something new and daring.BROADWAY.COM SHOUTOUTJoe Mantello, Airline Highway — The Tony committee should honor this two-time Tony winner’s mastery in finding the authenticity, musicality and joy in this boisterous look at outcasts on the edge. After the busiest April in recent memory (do we say that every year?), it’s awards season! Now we’re obsessing over our annual Tony forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a Broadway.com Shout Out to one show we hope the Tony nominators will remember. We’ll know for sure who will get picked on April 28 (when this year’s nominees are announced), but until then check out this Tony cheat sheet for the top play categories! View Comments BEST PLAYFRONTRUNNERS Left: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — A frontrunner since it opened in October, Simon Stephens’ inventive adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestseller centers on an autistic teen intent on solving a canine murder mystery.Right: Wolf Hall — Hilary Mantel’s epic two-play drama turned heads (pun sort of intended) on both sides of the pond. Expect this mesmerizing theatrical undertaking to snag a nom.IN THE MIXLeft to Right:Airline Highway — Lisa D’Amour’s portrait of the down-and-out denizens of a seedy New Orleans motel has a shot at a spot.The Audience —Peter Morgan gives Helen Mirren another chance to shine as you-know-whom, but will nominators bow down to the play and the performance?Disgraced — Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer-winning drama was both provocative and entertaining. Don’t count it out.Hand to God — Robert Askins’ raunchy puppet comedy stands out from the crowd, but will it nab a slot in a sea of serious dramas?BROADWAY.COM SHOUTOUTConstellations — Nick Payne’s romantic take on the space-time continuum was unconventional, clever and profound. Here’s hoping the Tony committee remembers this show about life’s infinite possibilities.ALSO POSSIBLE:The Country House, Fish in the Dark, Living on Love, The River
View Comments The Mean Girls musical has landed a producing Queen (or rather, King) Bee. The New York Times reports that Saturday Night Live creator and producer Lorne Michaels (who also produced Tina Fey’s 2004 film) is set to produce the tuner alongside six-time Tony winner Stuart Thompson. In addition, the production will have its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in fall 2017.As previously reported, Casey Nicholaw is at the helm of Mean Girls, which also boasts creator Tina Fey, her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, and lyricist Nell Benjamin on the creative team.Based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes, Mean Girls follows a group of popular girls, known as the Plastics, who rule a suburban high school with an iron first and the group of outcasts who takes them down. The film was written by Fey and starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan.The official premiere dates, as well as the full cast and creative team, will be announced at a later date. Lorne Michaels(Photo: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)
By Gary L. WadeUniversity of GeorgiaPeople throughout Georgia are facing restrictions on outdoorwater use now. Before the panic strikes in your yard, here are anumber of things you can do to help your plants make the best useof the water they have.First, make sure they have a generous supply of mulch over theirroots. Use 3 to 5 inches of mulch to help prevent evaporation andhold moisture in the soil.Fine-textured mulches, such as pine straw, pine bark mininuggetsand shredded hardwood mulch, conserve moisture better thancoarse-textured mulches. Mulch as large an area under the plantas you can. The roots of established woody ornamentals extend twoto three times the canopy spread.Avoid fertilizing plants during times of watering restrictions.Fertilizers stimulate tender new growth that has a high demandfor water. They’re also, chemically, salts. They can dehydrateroots and make drought stress even worse.Set prioritiesConcentrate watering selectively on plants that show signs ofmoisture stress. Some plants will wilt, while others will turnblue-green. Still others will show marginal leaf scorching, orentire branches may die back.Plants like dogwood, azaleas, hydrangeas, viburnums and Japanesemaples are among the first trees and shrubs to show moisturestress in the landscape. So when you can water, attend to theseplants first. Give priority, too, to trees and shrubs plantedwithin the past four months.Most healthy, well-established trees and shrubs, like oaks,pines, junipers and hollies, have extensive roots that find waterin the soil. They can survive weeks without extra water.Kindest cutsIf wilting or dieback becomes severe, you may have to cut backplants. With fewer leaves demanding water, the plants can do abetter job of conserving their internal moisture.I recently cut back a Shasta viburnum and oakleaf hydrangea in mylandscape within 10 inches of the ground because they werereaching the permanent wilting point, and I couldn’t meet theirdaily water needs. These plants will thank me later when therains return and abundant new growth emerges.When you can water, use a handheld hose or sprinkling can todirect water to the roots. Give the water time to sink into thesoil, then water again slowly. Drip irrigation or ooze hose areother good ways to water slowly. Let the water penetrate theground and not run off.Annual and perennial plants have shallow roots and are among thefirst landscape plants to show moisture stress. If daily wiltingbecomes progressively worse and you can’t meet their water needs,cut them back to half their size to help them conserve moisture.Make sure they’re well mulched, too.Move container plants to shaded areas to help them conservemoisture. And add a layer of mulch to the pots’ surface toprevent evaporative water loss.Night shiftWater at night, between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. The reason watering isprohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is not just to conservewater during peak use. As much as half of the water you apply toyour landscape during the day is lost to evaporation. It does theplants little good. Watering at night time won’t encouragediseases, either, since the foliage is usually wet anyway fromthe dew.Remember that annuals can always be replaced. When you have todecide between having flowers and having water for cooking,bathing or cleaning, let the flowers go.When times get tough, though, gardeners get creative. If you knowa good water-saving technique, pass it along to your neighbor.Water is a resource we can’t live without, so make every dropcount.More information on water-wise landscaping techniques is in theseUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension publications on theWeb: (Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.) Http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B1073.htmHttp://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/horticulture/xeriscape.pdfHttp://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/horticulture/Drought.html
The University of Georgia has received more than $440,000 as part of a collaborative research, outreach and education program aimed at encouraging sustainable poultry production in the west African country of Mali. This project is part of a research program at Colorado State University and funded by the United States Agency for International Development in Mali under a $5.25 million Poultry and Pastoralism Associate Award.The three-year program will be led by faculty in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences departments of poultry science and agricultural and applied economics and the College of Veterinary Medicine pathology department. The program will be implemented in cooperation with the Mali Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, U.S. Agency for International Development Mission in Mali, the Malian Extension Service and faculty at Colorado State University. “Research on improving poultry genetics, reproduction, nutrition, husbandry, disease prevention and marketing will especially impact women in rural areas who are the primary keepers of small flocks of chickens,” said Mike Lacy, head of the UGA poultry science department. “These women, along with their children, will directly benefit from increased income and improved nutrition.”During the next three years, a small but expandable poultry hatchery will be built in Mali. Research on small-flock production will take place at this center, as will outreach, training and education on poultry husbandry and marketing. Additionally, the hatchery will serve the regional community by rearing and then supplying healthy baby chicks to farmers.Ultimately, the center will be a model to help transfer poultry-rearing technology to producers, government agencies and development organizations while inspiring similar programs throughout the country and the region.“UGA is recognized as having one of the premier poultry science and health programs in the world,” Lacy said. “The university has more than 30 [faculty members] with doctorates in various disciplines related to poultry science, health and production. UGA is actively engaged in research, education and extension related to poultry production in the U.S. as well as other countries.”The Livestock-Climate Change CRSP was created in May 2010 through a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded to Colorado State University’s Animal Population Health Institute and their Institute for Livestock and the Environment. The goal of the program is to pursue interdisciplinary research, education and outreach in semi-arid regions to better the lives and livelihoods of small-scale livestock producers by developing strategies to help them cope with the impacts of climate change. For more information, visit www.csucrsp.org.