Speed Blamed In Chautauqua County Crash That Destroyed Vehicle

first_imgImage by New York State Police.POMFRET – A man was airlifted to UPMC Hamot Hospital following a crash that destroyed a vehicle on Monday night.New York State Police say the vehicle’s driver, 20-year-old Justin Edwards, of Fredonia, was speeding on Chautauqua Road in the Town of Pomfret just before 10 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.Troopers say the 2005 Chevy Avalanche then left the shoulder, struck a road sign, then a tree, overturned and then came to a stop crashing into two parked vehicles.Police say the front seat passenger, 47-year-old William Edwards, also of Fredonia, was airlifted with non-life-threatening injuries, while Justin Edwards was treated at the scene for minor cuts. Justin Edwards is charged with unsafe speed, moved from lane unsafely and failed to maintain lane.The vehicle was destroyed in the crash.Alstar Ambulance and Fredonia Fire also responded to the scene.Image by New York State Police. 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

Beautiful Moves the Earth, Fun Home Departs & Bronx Bombers Open Their Season in This Week’s Datebook

first_img ALSO: Oscar Isaac talks Inside Llewyn Davis on The Daily Show; Carey Mulligan chats on Kelly and Michael. ALSO: An off-Broadway revival of Joe Orton’s Loot begins tonight at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 SIX FEET UNDER After four extensions, the acclaimed new musical Fun Home closes this weekend at the Public Theater. Based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, this unusual show is set in a funeral home and follows Alison (played by three actresses of different ages) as she comes to terms with her troubled family life and the death of her closeted father. We’ve heard rumors of an eventual Broadway transfer, but head Home, if you can, to see it off-Broadway. ALSO: Stage vets Meryl Streep, Oscar Isaac and more vie for 2014 Golden Globes on NBC; Breakfast with Mugabe reopens on Theatre Row; Peter and the Starcatcher plays its last magical performance at New World Stages; Tony nominee Victor Garber portrays a judge on The Good Wife. TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 DEPP V. DEPP Ladies, ladies, please! There’s enough Johnny Depp to go around. In fact, two movies’ worth, as Paramount releases a delightful double feature of Sweeney Todd and Sleepy Hollow. Depp might not sing Sondheim in Tim Burton’s Washington Irving adaptation, but things get just as creepy as in Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop. (Bonus casting: Christopher Walken as the Headless Horseman.) Meanwhile, don’t miss Depp’s Oscar-nominated confrontation with Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin. ALSO: Tom Wopat and Jennifer Laura Thompson both begin runs at 54 Below; the August: Osage County soundtrack is released. THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 RICHIE…RICHIE BLAKEY Broadway can’t take its eyes off of Richard J. Blake! The musical vet is jumping from playing multiple roles in Matilda to Four Seasons bad boy Tommy DeVito in the long-running hit Jersey Boys. You’ve seen Blake all over the Great White Way in Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, Wicked and more, and he’s perfectly cast as the pride of Belleville, New Jersey. See Blake and the rest of the Seasons at the August Wilson Theatre. Jessie Mueller So, you’re trying to stick to your New Year’s resolutions, but take a pause from that juice cleanse long enough to check out what’s happening on and off Broadway this week! The Yankees round the bases of the Great White Way, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical makes Broadway feel like a natural woman and Fun Home plays its final show at the Public. It’ll be easy to keep your resolution to see more theater in 2014, because we’ve got the hottest NYC happenings in this week’s Datebook. ALSO: Travis Moser headlines This Can’t Be Love: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart with Rocky’s Samantha Shafer at 54 Below; Scarlett Johansson talks Don Jon and Her with David Letterman; William H. Macy stops by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon; Chicago’s Ute Lemper returns to 54 Below. Christopher Jackson MONDAY, JANUARY 6 TAKIN’ IT BACK TO THE OLD SCHOOL Ann Morrison, Broadway’s original Mary Flynn from Merrily We Roll Along, is telling all in her Studio 54 show Now You Know: An Evening of Steve, Lenny—and Annie. The Broadway vet will be “opening doors” to the songs of Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein for one night only, and you won’t want to miss the behind-the-scenes stories she and special guest Liz Callaway have to offer. center_img FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 IT AIN’T OVER TILL IT’S OVER The boys in pinstripes are coming to Broadway in Eric Simonson’s new Yankee-centric drama Bronx Bombers. The show follows Yogi Berra (Peter Scolari) as he meets up with other famous players throughout the 20th century and rediscovers what it means to be a teammate. Catch the ballers hit a home run for the first time tonight at Circle in the Square Theatre. Go Yankees! Tom Wopat ALSO: Mx. Justin Vivian Bond stars in A Man’s a Man at Classic Stage Company; August: Osage County opens across the country. View All (5) SUNDAY, JANUARY 12 TONIGHT THEY’RE YOURS COMPLETELY You will still love the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King musical tomorrow after opening night tonight! With Broadway.com’s sexiest man alive Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann, the oh-so-charming Jake Epstein as Carole King’s lover Gerry Goffin and Tony nominee Jessie Mueller as the pop maven herself, the show follows King’s rise from Brooklyn teen to chart-topping singer/songwriter. Star Files View Comments WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 RUN, COLIN, RUN House of Cards’ Eshan Bay and Sheldon Best (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) star in off-Broadway’s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. The play follows Colin (Best) as he tries to make a better life for himself by taking up long distance running, but in the process is exploited at the prison school he’s being forced to attend. Watch the drama unfold as previews begin at Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2. Jarrod Spector Peter Scolarilast_img read more

This Week’s Picks: Rosie O’Donnell, Chita Rivera & Cute Sailors

first_img Have a Helluva Time at On The Town Begins September 20 at the Lyric Theatre You’re in New York for 24 hours. What do you do, after hitting the Olive Garden for unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks? If you’re the three sailors in On the Town, you embark on a singing and dancing romantic adventure! The return of the classic musical comedy features a cast of 30 dancers and singers (including Tony Yazbeck and Jay Armstrong Johnson), music by Leonard Bernstein, and tons of catchy songs. Click for tickets! Welcome Back a Jukebox Hero September 15 at Helen Hayes Theatre Rock of Ages has really been treating us right this year. First, it brought back Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis. (Yaaay!) Now original cast member Mitchell Jarvis is returning to the ‘80s rock extravaganza, with a twist. Instead of playing Lonny, the role he’s known for, he’ll play rock god Stacee Jaxx. And he’ll be singing the hits of Barry Manilow—just kidding! Some things should never change. Click for tickets! Shed a Tear at Love Letters Opens September 18 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow are the initial all-star duo in this revival of A.R. Gurney’s beloved 1988 drama. The play chronicles the ups and downs of two longtime friends through 50 years of letters. Though we can’t wait to see this production, which will feature Carol Burnett, Alan Alda and others in coming months, we pray that no one bases a play on our correspondence. Four words: Patti LuPone fan fiction. Click for tickets! Support Young Artists with Chita & Rosie September 15 at Birdland We believe that children are Broadway’s future. Otherwise in 30 years, every theater will be home to The Gin Game. We can’t let that happen, people! So head out to Birdland, where a who’s-who of performers—including Chita Rivera, BD Wong, Rosie O’Donnell, and Andy Karl—will sing an array of numbers in An Evening of Song Benefitting Art Attack, the organization that supports and nurtures young performers. Click for tickets! Yeah, we know you’re really busy with work, school and polishing off that box of crackers—but you must not neglect what’s really important! New York City has so many fun, theater-related events on tap, including the opening of Love Letters, the return of some super-hunky sailors and the annual BC/EFA Flea Market. It’s all part of this week’s picks! Snag a Bargain at the B’way Flea Market September 21 at Shubert Alley and W 44th Street Unless you want an ancient Hootie & the Blowfish album or a t-shirt worn by someone’s hirsute uncle, most flea markets are, to be kind, underwhelming. But not the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction! The 28th annual event, which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, features tons of Broadway memorabilia and treasures for sale, a live auction, and the chance to be photographed with your favorite star. Have fun! View Commentslast_img read more

London Datebook: The Mentalists, Richard II & More

first_imgSummertime and the livin’ is full of theater in London, a capital whose cultural calendar remains full whatever the season. Highlights this month include the UK premiere of an off-Broadway long-runner, several beloved Broadway musical theater mainstays and some notable stars turning their attentions toward the classics. For more on these and other titles, read on.JULY 5-11The Shadow Knows: The 2005 off-Broadway hit Orson’s Shadow, an early New York triumph for director David Cromer, crosses the Atlantic opening July 6 in a separate production at south London’s Southwark Playhouse, with John Hodgkinson as Orson Welles, Adrian Lukis as Laurence Olivier, and Gina Bellman as Vivien Leigh; Alice Hamilton directs.ALSO: Gary Owen’s extraordinary play Violence and Son plays its final performance July 11 in the Royal Court’s 100-seat Theatre Upstairs, with Jason Hughes as the explosive father of a verbally precocious teenager played by newcomer David Moorst. Sally Ann Triplett, whose UK and Broadway credits include The Last Ship, Anything Goes, and the recent Rob Ashford-directed A Damsel in Distress, brings her cabaret act to the Crazy Coqs off Piccadilly Circus, July 7 through 11.JULY 12-18Beantown: Playwright Richard Bean hit paydirt with his sensationally funny One Man, Two Guvnors in London and New York, and now his 2002 National Theatre two-hander The Mentalists gets a West End run opening July 13 at Wyndham’s, with Emmy and Golden Globe winner Stephen Merchant (The Office) and Steffan Rhodri.ALSO: Recent Stephen Ward star Alexander Hanson takes to the bijou Park Theatre in north London in the premiere of Andrew Keatley’s The Gathered Leaves, opening July 16. The cast includes Hanson’s real-life son Tom as well as veteran actress Jane Asher and her real-life daughter, Katie Scarfe. The National Theatre production of Everyman hits cinemas July 16 via NT Live, with the mighty Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) in the title role and Rufus Norris at the helm.JULY 19-25A Regal Return: The 39 Steps’ original leading man Charles Edwards, last seen touring America opposite Dame Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, returns home to play the title role in Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe, directed by the busy Simon Godwin (Man and Superman, The Beaux’ Stratagem). Opening night is July 22.ALSO: July 25 marks the final performance of Steve Waters play Temple at the Donmar, with Simon Russell Beale giving among his finest performances as a clergyman caught up in the Occupy movement that swept London in 2011. The same night finds legendary bass-baritone Bryn Terfel taking his recent Grange Park Opera starring role as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof to the Royal Albert Hall’s summertime Proms concerts for a one-night concert staging, with David Charles Abell conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra.JULY 26-AUGUST 2Ben is Back(ai): The great Ben Whishaw is back on the London stage for the first time since his superlative turn in Jez Butterworth’s Mojo—now, he’s heading the tantalizing cast of director James Macdonald’s production of the Greek tragedy Bakkhai, by Euripides, opening July 30. His co-star in the Almeida staging is Olivier winner and Tony nominee Bertie Carvel, in what promises to be a distinct change of pace from playing Miss Trunchbull in Matilda.ALSO: It’s the full post-opening week for director Rachel Kavanaugh’s production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park: Laura Pitt-Pulford plays Milly and Alex Gaumond (the West End’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) is Adam. London’s Royal Festival Hall hosts a one-night concert July 30 of George and Ira Gershwin’s Pulitzer prize-winning 1932 musical Of Thee I Sing: the impressive cast is headed by recent City of Angels co-star Hadley Fraser, Hannah Waddingham, and 2012 Tony nominee Tom Edden. View Commentslast_img read more

Lupita Nyong’o-Led Eclipsed Extends Again Off-B’way

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016 Related Shows Eclipsed Off-Broadway can’t get enough of Lupita Nyong’o! The New York premiere of Eclipsed, headlined by the Oscar winner, will now run through November 29; it had previously extended through November 15. Directed by Liesl Tommy and penned by Danai Gurira, the production will begin previews on September 29 and officially open on October 14 at the Public Theater’s LuEsther Theater.Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community—until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, Eclipsed reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.The cast will also include Saycon Sengbloh, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia and Zainab Jah.last_img read more

39 Steps Sets Off-B’way Closing Date, Eyes Move to the Main Stem

first_imgHitchcock would be proud. The off-Broadway revival of 39 Steps will shutter on January 3, 2016 at the Union Square Theatre. At time of closing, this incarnation will have played 14 previews and 303 regular performances. Directed by Maria Aitken, the production is aiming to return to the Great White Way at some point in 2016.Adapted from the 1935 Hitchcock film thriller by Patrick Barlow, 39 Steps features a cast of four actors who reenact all of the characters, locations and famous scenes in the movie using just a few props and a lot of theatrical ingenuity and split second quick changes.The company currently includes Robert Petkoff as the dashing hero Richard Hannay, Billy Carter as Clown #1, Cameron Pow as Clown #2 and Brittany Vicars as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret.After beginning life in London, 39 Steps received its American premiere in September 2007 at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. The show moved to the Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre on January 4, 2008, transferred to the Cort Theatre on April 29, 2008, and then to the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 21, 2009. After closing on Broadway on January 10, 2010, 39 Steps moved to New World Stages on March 25, 2010, where it played through January 16, 2011. View Commentslast_img read more

Audra McDonald & Will Swenson Expecting a Broadway Baby

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 24, 2016 Shuffle Along View Comments There’s going to be a new addition to Eggfartopia! Shuffle Along headliner Audra McDonald and her hubby Will Swenson are expecting a baby. As a result, the six-time Tony winner’s West End debut this summer in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill will be postponed. McDonald will begin her maternity leave from Shuffle Along on July 24, with Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens stepping into the role of Lottie Gee.“Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead to pregnancy?” said McDonald in a statement. Will and I are completely surprised—and elated—to be expecting a new addition to our family. I am so very grateful to everyone in New York and London for allowing me to rearrange my schedule to accommodate this little miracle. While I’m disappointed I have to postpone my West End debut in Lady Day, I’m glad I’ll be able to spend a little more time in Shuffle Along this summer and will look forward to setting up a 1920s-themed nursery in my dressing room when I return to the show.”The couple married in 2012. While this is their first child together, McDonald is mom to a daughter, Zoe, and he is dad to two sons, Bridger and Sawyer, from their previous marriages.McDonald won her history-making sixth Tony in 2014 for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day, a role she recently reprised on screen for HBO. She also garnered Tonys for her work in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime, Master Class and Carousel. Upcoming screen credits include the live-action Beauty and the Beast and film adaptation of Hello Again. Swenson received a Tony nomination for Hair. His additional Broadway credits include Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, 110 in the Shade, Lestate and Brooklyn: the Musical. He will star in The Pirates of Penzance this summer as part of Barrington Stage Company’s 2016 season.Congratulations from all of us here at Broadway.com to the entire McDonald-Swenson clan! The McDonald-Swenson family; photo by Bruce Glikas Audra McDonald & Will Swenson(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

Your Milk Money

first_imgEver wonder if you get the best value for the milk and other dairy products in yourrefrigerator?With retail milk prices expected to rise 15 to 20 cents per gallon by early summer,it’s something to think about.No matter what the price, though, consumers can make sure they’re getting the most valuefor their dairy dollars.”It’s mostly a matter of comparing prices and nutrition labels,” said Connie Crawley, afood, nutrition and health specialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.”In general, the lower the fat content of the dairyproduct, the more of a nutritional value it provides,” she said. Milk, sour cream,cheese or even yogurt all follow this rule.Crawley said store brands may often prove the best nutritional bargain for dairyproducts, especially for fluid milk.National name brands and store or generic brands of milk contain virtually the samenutrients. Often the same dairy cooperative provides milk to both the national bottler andthe grocery chain.The nutrient content of individual milk jugs may vary. But Crawley said that’s due to how much light themilk has been exposed to. Opaque containers, usually colored plastic jugs or waxed papercartons, protect the milk from light.”Light destroys the riboflavin, a B vitamin, in milkand dairy products,” she said. “But most milk stays in the grocery store a short enough time thatplenty remains in the milk.”Crawley said consumers should pay attention to the “sell by” date on the jug, too. Somestores discount milk at or near that date, and you can save some money by buying when it’s on sale.It’s safe tobuy near that date, as long as you plan to use it within three to five days.Buying larger quantities can save money, too. The cost per ounce for a gallon of milkis much less than the cost per ounce for a half-gallon or quart. Again, Crawley said,comparing prices is the best way to find bargains.Regardless of the dairy products you use, prices have to increase to keep Georgiadairies in business, said Extension economist Bill Thomas.Most Georgia dairies contract to sell all of their milk to cooperatives, which contractwith wholesalers or retail outlets.The milk-demand cycle matches the school year. “As school lets out and thenstarts again in late August,” Thomas said, “milk demand drops and thenincreases.”This year, though, about 10 million Olympic visitors will increase Georgia’s population in July andAugust. That’smillions more people wanting milk and dairy products.”That’s increasing demand very suddenly, and cooperatives may not have thelocal resources to meet the demand,” Thomas said.If local farmers can’t meet their contracts, they have to pay to bring milk into theSoutheast to meet the demand. The shipping costs drive prices higher. Or they drivedairies out of business, and the resulting lower supply drives prices higher.”Without our local farmers, prices will go up even morewhen milk must be shipped into Georgia to meet demand,” Thomas said.”It’s not that dairies are making big profits,” he said. “They’re not even making enough tostay in business.”last_img read more

Mountain Field Day.

first_imgIf you’ve been searching for an excuse to visit the Georgiamountains, here’s one: the Georgia Mountain Research and EducationCenter general field day.Set for Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 8:30 a.m., the field day will beat the center on Georgia Mountain Experiment Station Road in Blairsville,Ga. The center is nestled in a valley surrounded by the Georgiamountains, where the scenery was made to be enjoyed in person.The event will include 16 tour stops covering topics such asbeef cattle, fruit and vegetable crops, field and forage cropsand greenhouse pest control. Visitors will see University of Georgiascientists’ research projects up close and firsthand.At lunch, visitors will hear from guest speakers Tommy Irvin,Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, and Gerald Arkin, assistantdean of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.There is no fee for the field day. However, $5 will be chargedfor the barbecue-chicken lunch. Make checks payable to the UnionCounty 4-H Club, as all proceeds from the lunch will go to localclub.Registration is required, as space is limited to the first200 registrants. To sign up, or for more information, contactthe center at (706) 745-2655. Or email Freya Browning at freya@uga.edu.last_img read more

Low-tech Design Works.

first_img Photo:Brad Haire Works in the fieldWorth County farmer Johnny Cochran is using the EASY scheduler in his fields this year. He’s comparing it to a more expensive, computer-based system he also uses.”You can tell somebody put a lot of thought into making it, but usually something this simple-looking doesn’t work.,” Cochran said.Though the computer-based system can give more specific information, Cochran said, the EASY scheduler works just as well at telling when crops need or don’t need water.And that’s important to him.This time of year, most crops need about two inches of available water each week. It costs a farmer about $4 per inch of water per acre. One 100-acre field would cost the farmer $800 to irrigate per week.”Farmers don’t want to irrigate,” Cochran said. “It costs money and time. But sometimes you’ve got to have it. With water use looking like it’s going to be regulated more and more in the future, if you can get by without applying water, it’s cheaper for the farmer and saves the water.”For information about the UGA EASY Pan Irrigation Scheduler, contact your county UGA Extension Service office. Worth County farmer Johnny Cochran checksthe EASY scheduler in his peanut field. Photo:Brad Haire What do you get when you combine a washtub, chicken wire, a toilet bowl float and a few things from your local hardware store? You get a precise monitoring device that can help farmers save time, money and conserve water, say experts with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The device is the UGA EASY (Evaporation-based Accumulator for Sprinkler-enhanced Yield) Pan Irrigation Scheduler. It’s designed to provide a simple, cost-efficient, low-maintenance way for farmers to know when or if their crops need water, says Kerry Harrison, a UGA CAES engineer.”This irrigation scheduler is another alternative farmers can use to schedule irrigation that doesn’t require a lot of investment or effort,” says Harrison, who helped design the scheduler. Low investmentFor many years, farmers have asked for a low-cost tool that could tell them precisely when to irrigate crops. So, Harrison, along with Dan Thomas, a CAES engineering professor, set out to develop such a tool.Several higher-tech monitoring systems are available on the market. These systems can be expensive, require a computer to calculate readings and can be time consuming.For about a $50 investment in common, but specific, components and another $50 of labor, almost anybody can make and use the EASY scheduler, Harrison said.Meets the needsThe EASY scheduler addresses four basic needs for a irrigation monitoring device:*It eliminates complicated math equations.*It’s easy to calibrate.*It takes into consideration plant rooting depth.*And it’s easy to operate.The EASY scheduler operates on a basic principle important to irrigation management known as potential evapotranspiration (PET). This is how much water can be removed from the plants (transpiration) and soil (evaporation) without compromising the water needs of the plants.By placing screen materials over the washtub, this device automatically reflects the PET of several crop situations. Chicken wire is used for peanuts. Screen door wire is used for cotton.The device responds to water removal and water addition, like rainfall or irrigation.The specific (#3 17-gallon Galvanized) size of the washtub eliminates the need for calibration.The length of the rod attached to the toilet bowl float can be adjusted to consider the rooting depth of plants.”With the indicator attached, you can read it just like a gas gauge to determine when or how close you want to get to empty before watering,” Harrison said.It’s easy to use “as long as you put it in the field,” Harrison said. “You don’t even have to get out of the truck to check it.”Harrison recommends putting the device at the same height as the plant canopy for a true reading. The UGA EASY Pan Irrigation Scheduler is a low-cost, simplified way for farmers to monitor irrigation use.last_img read more