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 – Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Thursday.Health Department officials say the cases involves a woman in her 30s and two women in their 60s.There are now seven active cases that continue to recover in quarantine.A total of 36 people have been infected with Coronavirus, 26 have recovered and three have died in relation to the outbreak. Related Reporting: New Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site Set Up In Mayville MGN Image
Les Miserables Imagine sharing a scene on stage with an actor you’ve idolized since age 12, as you play a role your idol made famous. That’s what Ramin Karimloo got to do on January 11, when Colm Wilkinson played the Bishop opposite Karimloo as Jean Valjean in a one-night-only benefit performance of Les Miserables at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. Wilkinson, who created the role of Valjean in London and on Broadway, got to share the famous silver candlesticks scene with Karimloo, and the stars thrilled lucky audience members with a curtain all duet of “Bring Him Home.” Savor these photos from the historic performance, then get tickets to see Karimloo play Jean Valjean on Broadway beginning March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. Related Shows Ramin Karimloo Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 Star Files View Comments
Sex With Strangers Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 31, 2014 Sex With Strangers follows sex blogger Ethan (Magnussen) as he tracks down his idol, a gifted but obscure novelist named Olivia (Gunn). Their attraction turns to sex as they inch closer to getting what they want. The play challenges the dark side of ambition and the near impossibility of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Related Shows Sex with Strangers officially opens off-Broadway on July 30. Star Files How far will they go? Breaking Bad Emmy winner Anna Gunn and Tony nominee Billy Magnussen will star in Laura Eason’s drama Sex With Strangers this summer at Second Stage. As previously reported, David Schwimmer will direct. Performances will begin July 8. View Comments Gunn won an Emmy for her performance as Skyler White in the AMC series Breaking Bad. She appeared in the Broadway revival of The Rehearsal. Magnussen received a Tony nomination for his performance as Spike in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He also appeared on Broadway in The Ritz and will also appear in the upcoming film adaptation of Into the Woods as Rapunzel’s Prince. Billy Magnussen
Star Files View Comments Related Shows Of Mice and Men stars James Franco, Leighton Meester and Chris O’Dowd may be Broadway newbies, but now they’ll be a part of theater history! Sardi’s surprised the trio and their co-star, Tony winner Jim Norton, with their very own portraits. The sketches will will hang on the walls of the famed restaurant—that’s right, if you’ve ever wanted to slurp spaghetti next to James Franco, now you can! Check out this Hot Shot to see the resemblance between the starry group and their new portraits, then catch all four celebs in Of Mice and Men at the Longacre Theatre. James Franco Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Of Mice and Men Chris O’Dowd
Adapted for the stage by Roddy Doyle from his original novel, The Commitments tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte. He shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. The show features classic soul songs including “Think,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” and “Mustang Sally. “ That’s not all! Anthony Hunt (Guys and Dolls) has been tapped for the role of Joey Fagan and former ensemble members Natalie Hope and John McLarnon (We Will Rock You) will play Natalie and Outspan, respectively. View Comments Casting shake-ups are going on this September at London’s The Commitments. Brian Gilligan, who previously played drummer Billy Mooney in the production, will take over the lead role of Deco. Meanwhile, John Currivan and Sam Fordham will make their West End debuts as Billy and Mickah, respectively. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the tuner officially opened in October, 2013, and continues its run at London’s Palace Theatre. The current cast also includes Sarah O’Connor, Jessica Cervi and Denis Grindel.
View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Colm Wilkinson, Frances Rufelle & More Tapped for Les Miz’s 30thReady the barricades! Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle, Roger Allam, John Owen-Jones and Gerónimo Rauch, along with current Broadway Prisoner 24601 Alfie Boe, are just some of the Les Miserables legends enlisted to bring the production’s 30th anniversary performance home in the West End. They will all appear in a celebratory finale after the October 8 show alongside the current cast at London’s Queen’s Theatre. The event will benefit the Save the Children Syria Children’s Appeal.Hamilton: The Book Sets Release DateWant to find out everything about the room where it happened? We now have a release date for the previously announced Hamilton: The Book. The tome, which will take you inside the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, will be available via Grand Central Publishing from April 12, 2016. Before then, of course, you can catch the show at the Richard Rodgers Theatre and the cast album (digitally, at least) from midnight tonight!Elaine Paige Takes On ShakespeareThe First Lady of British Musical Theater, Elaine Paige, will appear as Mistress Quince in the previously reported BBC adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Brought to you by the team behind Doctor Who (so expect magic, CGI and plenty of prosthetics), the cast is also set to include Maxine Peake as Titania, Matt Lucas as Bottom and John Hannah as Theseus. The 90-minute film will air next year.Spring Awakening Picks Up Ovation Awards NodsBefore opening on Broadway, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening is already collecting award nominations. The revival received 16 Ovation Award nominations from the LA Stage Alliance. The nods included Best Production of a Musical (Large and Intimate Theatre, for both West Coast engagements) and Acting Ensemble of a Musical. Also recognized were director Michael Arden, choreographer Spencer Liff and performers Austin McKenzie, Sandra Mae Frank, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez. Not a bad way to kick off the weekend before opening night! The ceremony will be held on November 9.It’s Broadway or Bust for Matthew MorrisonFinding Neverland’s Matthew Morrison will make a cameo on Lifetime’s Project Runway Season 14 on September 24. The episode, which is entitled Broadway or Bust, has the designers creating looks based on the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning tuner. Check out a sneak peak below; the show is playing at the Great White Way’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
View Comments She Loves Me Ready for that “Vanilla Ice Cream?!” The Broadway revival of She Loves Me, starring Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and more, will begin performances on February 19. Directed by Scott Ellis, the limited engagement will play through June 5 at Roundabout’s Studio 54. Opening night is scheduled for March 17.Featuring a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, She Loves Me follows Georg (Levi) and Amalia (Benanti), two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed? The score features favorites such as “Vanilla Ice Cream,” “A Romantic Atmosphere,” “Dear Friend” and “She Loves Me.”The musical comedy’s cast will also include Byron Jennings, Gavin Creel and Michael McGrath.She Loves Me is based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, whose story was also the basis for the 1940 James Stewart film The Shop Around the Corner and the 1998 Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan film You’ve Got Mail. Ellis directed Roundabout’s She Loves Me in 1993, which marked the first Broadway musical in the company’s history. The show was originally seen on the Great White Way in 1963 in a production helmed by Harold Prince.Check out Broadway.com’s sneak peek of the cast in action below! Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 ‘She Loves Me’ Jane Krakowski Laura Benanti Star Files Related Shows Zachary Levi
Emma Watson in ‘Beauty & the Beast'(Photo: Disney) We can’t wait for this tale as old as time to get told on March 17! The final trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast is here, and it features a snippet of Ariana Grande and John Legend singing the beloved title song; other golden-piped vocalists set to sing on the soundtrack include the previously announced Josh Groban and Celine Dion. Of course, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens appear as the titular characters, but this trailer also includes some Broadway alums, including Present Laughter headliner Kevin Kline, Josh Gad and Audra McDonald (but don’t blink—she’s in full Garderobe garb). Take a look at the full trailer below, and let the countdown to March 17 begin (44 days to go)! View Comments
If you don’t see your place in nature, you can learn how you fit in, Davies said. Thefirst step is out the front door. “In summer, as in any season, children need to get involved and learn about theenvironment around them,” she said. “Most children have lost their relationship withthe land. “They need to care about something other than themselves,” she said. “They need to beresponsible for another living thing.” In Georgia, the 4-H Environmental Education program will welcome nearly 45,000children to four 4-H centers during the 1996-97 school year. The classes bring childrenout of walled classrooms and into nature’s classroom to study biology, science, historyand other subjects. But Davies isn’t thinking of your peace of mind. She’s concerned about how yourchildren connect with the world of nature. Children are naturally curious about theout-of-doors. But at some point, their interests switch to school, friends, TV andmusic. “Get them out of the house,” said Diane Davies, a 4-H environmental educationspecialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. But help is on the way. Summer’s coming, parents. What are you going to do with the kids? The 4-H camping season will bring thousands of children back to nature this summer. Just get your children to play outdoors. Sit in the sand on the beach. Show them a snailor let them hold a fish, she said. Visit a farm. Go to summer camp. Youngsters can also visit science centers designed to introduce them to life sciences andother topics. The Natural History Museum at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatontonhas two floors of exhibits and classrooms to stimulate children’s imagination and helpthem connect with nature. “Parents need to build a wide base of experience for their children,” Davies said. “Toconnect to the land, they need to understand their place in it. They need to see the bigpicture.” Luckily, the world is full of excellent ways for children to explore nature. The field ofenvironmental education is booming. “In the traditional school setting and in their more urbanized lifestyle, children areunlearning their connection to the environment,” Davies said. “We get children into the program who have never seen a sky full of stars before,”Davies said. “They’ve never walked in the woods at night or seen the ocean. They’venever understood life in these terms.” “In the past,” she said, “many children grew up on the farm. They understood naturalresources, where their food came from, they enjoyed hunting and fishing. Today,children lack that connection with the natural world.” Davies encourages parents to give children a pet — and the responsibility that goes withit. “These are full study experiences,” Davies said. “But just walking out the front door isa great way for children to get started learning about the environment. Just get them outof the house.”
CONTINUING DROUGHT CUTTING HAY PRODUCTION Drought conditions that have persisted for more than a year has livestock farmers concerned about their hay supplies for the coming winter. But alternative feeds such as crop residues in corn and cotton fields, can allow fields that have gotten rain in late Sept. and early Oct. to produce some forage. This south Georgia field, while better than some, isn’t as thick with bales as specialists would like to see. That leaves the farmer hoping for rain to boost production. With the current drought expected to last through spring 2000, Georgia small grains and livestock farmers are facing tough decisions.”Fall is typically the driest three months of the year,” said David Stooksbury, state climatologist and professor of engineering with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Consequently, he said, “we’re coming off a summer drought into a normally dry period that, historically, won’t get us out of drought.”Farmers looking to plant small grains for sale or to feed livestock are somewhat used to these conditions. But this year, as dry as it’s been, they’re having to decide not just what grains to plant, but in some cases, whether planting will be worth it.Dewey Lee, a CAES Extension Service agronomist, said the late-September and early-October rains were helpful to some farmers. “Those rains were excellent for farmers overseeding pastures for winter grazing,” he said. “Planting for small grain production, however, won’t start until late October in north Georgia and early November in south Georgia.”Lee said if small-grain growers get equally timely rains, even a little rain can be enough for a “fair crop” of wheat, rye or oats if managed carefully.”If farmers can wait until a rain to plant, small grains can get established,” Lee said. “The crop itself won’t grow or produce grain until it gets more rain, but at least then it’ll be ready when the rain comes.”With grain prices plummeting, farmers are thinking twice before investing in any crop.”But as we look into the future, the potential is there for a profit — like most years — with careful management and marketing,” he said.Small-grain decisions are affecting Georgia cattle farmers, too, said Robert Stewart, a CAES livestock scientist. Many pastures and hay fields have suffered from the drought. Some farmers, Stewart said, are two or three hay cuttings behind normal. To cut costs and improve efficiency, he said, farmers are culling the three O’s: old cows, open (not pregnant) cows and ornery cows.In the long run, as farmers sell their cows that aren’t making money, they’re also decreasing the supply for later. “That means if cattlemen can find ways to keep their cows healthy through this winter,” Stewart said, “they’re likely to get more for them at the sale next year.” That incentive has cattlemen looking for alternate feed sources including crop residues left after harvest in cotton and corn fields.Residues offer a double advantage to cattle farmers. “It’s essentially free feed,” Stewart said. “An acre of crop residue can support a cow for 30 days.”That month also gives newly planted small grains a chance to get established before cattle begin grazing.If the cows go on overseeded pasture or just-emerged small grains, as they eat, they’ll tear the plants up by the roots, Stewart said. “Farmers would just be shooting themselves in the foot if they don’t wait for the pasture or grain to establish.” Lee and Stewart offer management options for farmers who get a little rain. And Stooksbury said that’s just what they’re likely to get.”Nothing short of a tropical weather system stalling over Georgia will get us the 9-plus inches of rain we need to break the drought,” he said. “Fall weather and La Nina are working against us on this one.” J. Cannon, UGA CAES Find more information about drought conditions in Georgia at Drought ’99.