State Lawmakers Push For Shorter Suicide Hotline Number

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.ALBANY – A group of New York lawmakers are continuing the push for a three-digit suicide hotline number.They want to change the current 11-digit number to 988. They say shortening the hotline and treating it like 911 will save lives.Nationwide, lawmakers are also considering shortening the hotline number to 988.The Federal Communications Commission has also voiced support for the change. State leaders hope to update the number this session. 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

Third Street Reopened After Main Break Repairs

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) JAMESTOWN — A main break on Third Street Friday morning caused the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities to close a section of the street for repairs, but as of 3:10 p.m. Friday, repairs were completed and the road was reopend..Becky Robbins, communications coordinator for the BPU, reported that the street was closed from Prendergast Avenue and East Second Street while repairs took place. Water service was shut off on Third Street from Spring Street to East Second Street.Water in that area is expected to be discolored for up to the next 24 hours, she said.last_img read more

Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Murder Charge Against Jamestown Man

first_imgJAMESTOWN — A motion dismissing the second-degree murder charge against Jamestown man Carl Sorenson was denied during a preliminary hearing in Jamestown City Court Friday morning.Public Defender Ned Barone entered the motion on behalf of Sorenson, saying that the defendant is “entitled to a preliminary hearing.”Chautauqua County First Assistant District Attorney Derek Gregory, however, says there’s “no basis” for a dismissal. Gregory says the District Attorney’s Office is proceeding to a Chautauqua County Grand Jury with the case.Acting Jamestown Police Chief Tim Jackson previously told the Jamestown City Council during its July Work Session meeting that a Grand Jury is scheduled to hear the case on July 29. Jamestown Police charged Sorenson in the death of 23-year-old Brandon Holland who was stabbed in the chest while walking on the sidewalk along North Main Street between East 4th and East 5th Streets around 10:14 p.m. July 6.Holland was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital where he died of his injuries.Sorenson, according to police, is also a New York State Parolee. Officers say he was taken into custody July 7 by investigators at his apartment on Washington Street in Jamestown.Investigators say additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.Sorenson was released by Judge Fred Larson on his own recognizance on the felony murder charge. However, Sorenson is being held in Chautauqua County Jail on a separate detainer. 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),Je should not be allowed out,Why is he out here killed my little cousincousin. He should be on death row,free the murderer smh how stupid to let him out to kill again!,My gosh people read the article, he’s still in jail on a detainer. More than likely because he violated parole. They ROR him knowing the detainer is there and he wasn’t going anywhere.last_img read more

County 4-H To ‘Explore Mars’ In 4-H Stem Challenge

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) Pixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program is taking part in the 4‑H STEM Challenge, formerly known as 4‑H National Youth Science Day (4‑H NYSD).The 4-H STEM Challenge is an annual initiative to inspire children everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on learning.The 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge will explore sending a mission to Mars with the activity, Mars Base Camp. Developed by Google and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mars Base Camp is a collection of activities for youth ages 8-14. Youth ages 5-7 can attend but must be accompanied by an adult.The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Falcon’s Nest at 2001 E. Main St., Falconer. Participants will explore the surface of Mars via parachute and will then create a rover to explore further. The cost of the course is $10 for youth currently enrolled in 4-H and $12 for youth who are not enrolled in 4-H. All materials are provided. Face masks must be worn for the duration of the class. Register by visiting or by calling 716-664-9502 ext. 212. Class size is limited!The program is sponsored by the Science and Technology Opportunities for Rural Youth (STORY) Program led by CCE 4-H Community Educator Molly Brown. The STORY Project encourages youth to solve real-world problems with science, technology, engineering, and math. Upon completing the Mars Base Camp activity youth will receive a swag bag with fun prizes. The STORY Program is recruiting groups of youth in grades 6-12 who are interested in STEM. Contact Molly Brown for more information at 716-664-9502 ext. 216.last_img read more

Tony Winner Christopher Gatelli is Putting On His Top Hat

first_img View Comments Christopher Gatelli is putting on his Top Hat! The Tony-winning Newsies choreographer is slated to direct and choreograph a developmental lab of the musical Top Hat, according to an Equity casting notice. It was previously rumored that Broadway legend Tommy Tune would stage the show. Tony nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin) is on board to write the book. Top Hat is adapted from the 1935 Irving Berlin movie musical starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. The London stage adaptation had a book by Matthew White and Howard Jacques and included songs from the whole of Berlin’s musical catalogue. The production premiered in the West End in April 2012 and went on to win three 2013 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical.center_img The lab will take place March 7 through 20.last_img read more

Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin! The Queen of Soul Celebrates at After Midnight

first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 What do you get for the diva who has everything? Tickets to After Midnight on Broadway, of course! Grammy-winning music legend Aretha Franklin celebrated a very important milestone on March 25—her 72nd birthday! She took the party to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where she and her beau William Wilkerson got jazzy with special guest stars Toni Braxton, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and the whole cast. Check out this Hot Shot of Franklin celebrating her big day in style, then catch the stars singing Duke Ellington hits with the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars Orchestra in After Midnight on Broadway! After Midnightlast_img read more

American Psycho Will Receive U.S. Premiere Off-Broadway

first_img The acclaimed London production starred Doctor Who’s Matt Smith as Patrick Bateman. The bloody satire joins the previously announced revival of Lips Together, Teeth Apart and the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By as part of Second Stage’s upcoming season. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016 Related Shows Patrick Bateman’s coming (back) to America! The new musical thriller American Psycho will receive its U.S. premiere as part of Second Stage Theatre’s 2014-15 season. The tuner, which premiered at London’s Almeida Theatre in December 2013, will begin off-Broadway performances in February 2015 and open officially the following month. Rupert Goold, who helmed the production across the pond, will direct. Casting and full creative team will be announced at a later date. American Psycho View Comments American Psycho features music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy winner Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the musical follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman: a sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome Wall Street banker in 1980s New York City. He’s got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and a to-die-for apartment. There’s just one snag: Patrick can’t get the blood out of his $5000 suits, because he also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers. The novel was adopted into an acclaimed film in 2000 starring Christian Bale.last_img read more

Alice Ripley to Star in A Christmas Memory Off-Broadway

first_img A Christmas Memory follows a seven-year-old in the 1930s and his poverty-striken family, including his best friend and elderly cousin. The musical adaptation premiered in 2010 at California’s TheaterWorks. A Tony winner for Next to Normal, Ripley has appeared on Broadway previously in The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce’s The Dead, Side Show, King David, Sunset Boulevard, Tommy and Les Miserables. Hess’ Broadway credits include Chicago, Company Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Goodbye Girl. Richardson made her Broadway debut in Annie. Woodruff has appeared on Broadway in Violet, Leap of Faith, The Color Purple, All Shook Up and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Tony winner Alice Ripley will return to the New York stage this fall, reporters The New York Times. A Christmas Memory, based on an autobiographical short story by Truman Capote, will play the DR2 Theater from November 25 through January 4, 2015. The Irish Repertory Theater production will also feature Nancy Hess, Taylor Richardson and Virginia Ann Woodruff. The musical features music by Larry Grossman, lyrics by Carol Hall and a book by Duane Poole.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Bobby Moynihan’s Sweet Support of Brynn O’Malley & More

first_img Kristin Chenoweth Talks Coming Home…& Kim Kardashian Kristin Chenoweth recently stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman to chat about her new album (and upcoming PBS special) Coming Home, the theater named after her in her hometown of Broken Arrow…and Kim Kardashian. Check out the video below and the Tony winner when she returns to the Great White Way in On the Twentieth Century next year! Bobby Moynihan’s Sweet Support of Brynn O’Malley Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan wins the most adorable boyfriend of the weekend award. In the final credits of the November 15 episode, pictured below, he donned a Honeymoon in Vegas t-shirt in support of his girlfriend and vlogger Brynn O’Malley, who stars in the new tuner. We’re sure Moynihan will be cheering along in person when Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Bergman’s musical begins previews at the Nederlander Theatre on November 18. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend.center_img Watch a Sneak Peek of Hunchback The below promo is just making us even more excited about The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which is currently playing in San Diego starring Patrick Page, Michael Arden and Ciara Renée. The stage musical adaptation of Disney’s 1996 animated film heads to Paper Mill Playhouse in the spring. Next stop Broadway? B’way-Bound Shows Make Evening Standard Awards Shortlist The shortlist for the 60th London Evening Standard awards has been announced. In the Best Actor category, Ben Miles is nominated for his Broadway-bound performance in Wolf Hall. Meanwhile, in the Best Play category, King Charles III, which is heading to the Great White Way this season pending theater availability, made the cut. There’s an interesting race for Best Musical, where New York favorites Here Lies Love and The Scottsboro Boys are among the shows battling it out. It’s also clear that Broadway fans have something to look forward to with Skylight, which begins previews at the Golden Theatre on March 16, 2015—it picked up two nods for its London run, for Best Director for Stephen Daldry and Emerging Talent for Matthew Beard.last_img read more

Renee Fleming Reveals Living on Love, Co-Starring Justin Long, is B’way-Aimed

first_img In Living on Love, Fleming plays celebrated diva Rachel DeAngelis. When her husband, the fiery and egomaniacal Maestro Vito DeAngelis, becomes enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his long-delayed autobiography, Rachel retaliates by hiring her very own—and very handsome—ghostwriter to chronicle her life as an opera star. As the young writers try to keep themselves out of the story while churning out chapters, the high-energy—and high-maintenance—power duet threatens to fall out of tune for good. The comedy is adapted from Garson Kanin’s Peccadillo. View Comments Opera superstar Renée Fleming, who starred in the world premiere of Living on Love opposite Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers, Seminar) at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer, has revealed the show is eyeing the Great White Way. “Right now we’re waiting on a Broadway theater to become available,” Fleming told A production spokesperson had nothing further to add to her comments.center_img Written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Kathleen Marshall, the WTF production of Living on Love cast also included Blake Hammond (First Date), Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Douglas Sills (Little Shop of Horrors) and Scott Robertson (The Boys From Syracuse). No word yet on which cast members, apart from Fleming, who would be transferring with the show.last_img read more