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U.S. House Passes Historic $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

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) Photo: piqsels / pxfuelWASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Friday approved the historic $2 trillion stimulus package that passed the Senate earlier this week.The bill now goes to President Donald Trump’s for his signature as the American public and the US economy fight the devastating spread of Covid-19.The far-reaching legislation stands as the largest emergency aid package in US history. It represents a massive financial injection into a struggling economy with provisions aimed at helping American workers, small businesses and industries grappling with the economic disruption.Key elements of the package include sending checks directly to individuals and families, a major expansion of unemployment benefits, money for hard-hit hospitals and health care providers, financial assistance for small businesses and $500 billion in loans for distressed companies. last_img read more


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Small Earthquake Occurs In Hamburg

first_imgHAMBURG – A magnitude 2.3 earthquake shook parts of the Buffalo Southtowns just before 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake was registered at 4:40 p.m. with an epicenter location of Wanakah, a hamlet located on the Lake Erie Shoreline of Hamburg.No damage has been reported as of publish time.Earthquakes that register less than a 2.5 magnitude are hard to feel by humans even if the distance the quake traveled into the Earth’s crust is shallow. Seismic activity in Western and Central New York is not that uncommon. The Clarendon-Linden Fault runs through the region splitting Allegany County and points to the north and is often the cause of most of the Seismic activity across the region. While the fault mainly stays quiet, it sometimes produces little jolts of quakes.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


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First Defense Weather: Cooler Weekend Ahead

first_imgJAMESTOWN – A hot and steamy week ended with strong storms on Friday, the weekend will be mostly quiet and much cooler. Temperatures will struggle to reach 70. A secondary cold front will pass by the region today. Temperatures for your Saturday will be much cooler as they will only hover in the low to mid 60’s across the region. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a few scattered rain showers.Tonight will be cloudy and it will turn much cooler, with lows dropping back into the lower 40’s.Sunday the clouds will scatter out, leaving for a mainly sunny day. Temperatures will barely make it out of the upper 50’s. A far cry from the upper 80’s we saw a few days ago. As we begin off a new week, Monday starts off sunny with temperatures in the 60’s. As the week continues on temperatures will slowly begin to warm up with chances for rain by mid week.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.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


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Audubon Community Nature Center Building New Wildlife Habitat

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) Audubon Breaks Ground for New Wildlife Habitat. Submitted image.JAMESTOWN – A local nature center has broke ground on a new wildlife habitat.The Audubon Community Nature Center this month held an informal groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat.For almost two decades, Audubon has been home to Liberty, a non-releasable Bald Eagle that was rescued in Washington state. Every year thousands of visitors enjoy viewing Liberty in her outdoor enclosure and several dedicated volunteers, guided by Thom Armella, provide care for her.With the support of generous donors, this new building will have an animal care room that is large enough for behind-the-scenes tours and three to four animal enclosures. The new habitats will be adjacent to Liberty’s enclosure, creating a corridor of wildlife that will significantly expand the visitor experience.Kim Turner, the staff lead for animal care, is currently training with raptors such as hawks and owls and researching care for these animals in preparation to obtain additional birds.As well as being on display regularly, these birds of prey will be in-hand, educational ambassadors, which requires a different level of training and permitting than Liberty requires.“We are so excited about this project and its potential for enriching the connection between people and nature,” said Turner in a statement. “Our planning for this project began in 2019 and it could be spring of next year before our new residents arrive, but we know it will be worth all the time and effort we’re putting into it.”Once actual construction has begun, Liberty’s enclosure will be blocked off to minimize the stress on her. To accommodate her fans, she has a Facebook page where she will keep everyone up-to-date on her daily routines, what’s new, and how she is feeling about getting some new neighbors.last_img read more


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Megan Hilty on Her Pajama Party Wedding & Getting a ‘Tramp Stamp’ While Watching The Sound of Music

first_img View Comments Broadway fave, Sean Saves the World star and newlywed Megan Hilty stopped by Yahoo! studios for a quick chat with host Ali Wentworth, and in four short minutes, she revealed a ton of interesting tidbits we never knew before. For instance, did you know Hilty and her husband Brian Gallagher’s Vegas wedding reception was a pajama party? Did you know she has a tramp stamp (and tried to “update it” at a tattoo parlor while watching The Sound of Music Live!)? Did you know she and her Sean Saves the World co-stars sing “Magic to Do” from Pippin before every show? Yep, we didn’t either! Click below to find out more about the Smash and Wicked powerhouse, then catch her in Sean Saves the World on NBC! Star Filescenter_img Megan Hiltylast_img


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Blythe Danner’s Broadway Return & Three World Premieres Set for MTC

first_img MTC’s Stage I will also be home to the world premiere of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s The World of Extreme Happiness. Directed by Eric Ting, this play follows Sunny, a woman determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. The play will begin performances on February 3, 2015 and open on February 24. Auburn’s new play Lost Lake, also directed by Sullivan, will play New York City Center – Stage I. The piece takes place at a lakeside rental that is a far cry from the idyllic getaway Veronica and her children so desperately need. No casting has been announced for the production, which begins on October 21 and opens on November 11. Tony winner Blythe Danner and world premiere works from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights Donald Margulies and David Auburn are set for Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2014-2015 season. Danner, who won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in Butterflies Are Free in 1970 and most recently appeared on stage in MTC’s The Commons of Pensacola will headline Margulies’ The Country House. Danner stars as Anna Patterson, the matriarch of a brood of famous and longing-to-be-famous creative artists who have gathered at their Berkshires summerhouse during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. This should not be a stretch for Danner, who has her own real-life brood of famous artists (Hi, Gwyneth!) and has spent many summers on stage at Williamstown. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, The Country House begins Broadway performances at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on September 9 and opens on October 2. View Commentslast_img read more


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Tickets for Sting’s The Last Ship Now Available

first_img View Comments Featuring a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, The Last Ship is inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences and his album of the same name. It is set in an English seafaring town that operates around the local shipyard and follows Gideon Fletcher, a man who left home to see the world and returns fourteen years later to find that the future of the shipyard is in danger. The shipyard’s workers decide to take their fate into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that has defined their existence. In addition to Esper, Lazar and Tucker, The Last Ship stars Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet. The production will feature sets and costumes by David Zinn, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind and sound design by Brian Ronan. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015 Aaron Lazar The Last Shipcenter_img Tickets for the new musical The Last Ship, featuring an original score by Grammy winner Sting, are now on sale. West End star Rachel Tucker and Broadway faves Michael Esper and Aaron Lazar star in the tuner under the direction of Joe Mantello. Broadway performances begin on September 29 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Opening night is set for October 26. Related Shows Michael Esper Star Fileslast_img read more


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Tony Yazbeck & Cast of On the Town Perform ‘New York, New York’

first_img Star Files Tony Yazbeck Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 View Comments On the Town Related Shows The Bronx is up, the Battery’s down, and Rockefeller Center is somewhere in the middle! Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves and the company of On the Town leaped over to the Today Show plaza on May 18 to delight the crowd—including members of the U.S. Navy—with the Bernstein, Comden and Green classic “New York, New York.” Check out the helluva performance below (because what better way to start your day than by having a trio of sailors singing about the Big Apple?) and catch On the Town at the Lyric Theatre.last_img


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Six Leading Ladies About to Take the Stage at Feinstein’s/54 Below

first_imgHave you heard?! 54 Below is now Feinstein’s/54 Below! To celebrate the new partnership and moniker, the swanky venue has lined up an impressive series of acts over the next couple of months. From a werking colonial woman to a woman who once showed us her packer, here’s who we’re looking forward to!KERRY BUTLER10/15-16 at 7PM & 10/21 at 11:30PMThe Tony nominee makes her Feinstein’s/54 Below solo show debut, joined by her longtime friend Seth Rudetsky at the piano. Fans can expect a slew of tunes from her sizable Broadway pedigree, including Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Xanadu, Catch Me If You Can and Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (were there songs in that?). GET TICKETSPHILLIPA SOO10/19 at 7PM & 10/22 at 11:30PMHow lucky we are to be alive right now! The Broadway newcomer, who’s making an impressive debut as Eliza in a little show called Hamilton, heads to the hotspot for her first solo show. She brings (or burns?) the house down nightly at the Richard Rodgers, now catch her on the cabaret stage. Werk! GET TICKETSTHE JULIE JAMES SHOW10/19 at 9:30PMBroadway! Belting! Booze! The Julie James Show’s got it all, and it’s coming back to Feinstein’s/54 Below. The Great White Way darling and Sirius XM host, who we love to see on our side of the red carpet, returns to the spotlight for a night of show tune staples, gossipy stories and a host of surprise guests. GET TICKETSRUMER WILLIS”Homage” with Tye Blue – 11/4 at 7 & 11:30PMHotcha! The latest Chicago star and Dancing with the Stars victor will rake in the chips for her New York cabaret debut, joined by her “mystery man” Tye Blue. The BFFs will present a set list that includes some jazz, Motown, folk and more. What a cute non-couple! GET TICKETSJULIA MURNEY11/19-21 at 7PMThree years after her solo debut, the beltress returns to the theater district hotspot to show off an act replete with chest voice. From flying high as Elphaba to Falling off-Broadway, Murney’s a mainstay, and we’re thrilled she’s back on the cabaret stage. It’ll be a month late, but here’s hoping a certain story about the month of October makes the cut. GET TICKETSLENA HALL”The Villa Satori: Growing Up Haight Ashbury” – 11/28-29, 12/2 & 5 at 9:30PM, 11/30-12/5 & 7 at 7PMThe Hedwig Tony winner will rewind a few years to revisit her hippie upbringing in San Francisco. With a classical, soul and punk rock backdrop, Hall will sing, dance, and show off embarrassing home videos. GET TICKETS View Commentslast_img read more


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Derek Hough Set for Broadway Bow in Singin’ in the Rain

first_imgDerek Hough(Photo: Bruce Glikas) What a glorious feeling! Derek Hough will star in the previously announced Broadway production of Singin’ in the Rain. Producer Harvey Weinstein made the announcement at his annual pre-Oscar dinner, where Hough performed a couple number. The tuner is eyeing a January 2017 Broadway bow, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Robert Carsen directs the production, which premiered at Paris’ Théâtre du Châtelet in 2015. Stephen Mear choreographs.Hough is a record-making six-time winner of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars; he’s won two Emmy Awards for his choreography for the show. He was seen on the New York stage last year in Radio City Music Hall’s New York Spring Spectacular. His additional credits include Burn the Floor on Broadway, the 2006 West End production of Footloose and ABC’s Nashville.Based on the Oscar-winning 1952 Gene Kelly-led movie musical written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Singin’ in the Rain follows silent film star Don Lockwood, whose career may be in trouble when talkies begin to takeover. Lockwood fears audiences will turn on his obnoxious leading lady Lina Lamont and seeks the help of talented newcomer Kathy Selden to dub her vocals.Additional information, including further casting, a theater and exact dates, will be announced at a later time.Catch Hough’s performance of the title number below! View Commentslast_img read more