WNYNewsNow File Image.WASHINGTON — A new bipartisan bill proposed by Congressman Tom Reed seeks to help smaller airports across the nation, including the one near Jamestown.Reed’s “Restoring Essential Service to Small Airports Act”, would help smaller but economically essential airports across the country, like the Jamestown Regional Airport, rejoin the Essential Air Service (EAS) program. The bill would also provide a much-needed boost to local economies while guaranteeing access to commercial air service.“We care about our region’s access to national air travel because working families and businesses depend on the availability of affordable commercial flights,” said Reed. “The Essential Air Service Program must restore its role as a facilitator of air services in communities like Jamestown, New York to ensure the local economy of Western New York is not unfairly left out of new economic development opportunities.”“The Essential Air Service program is an important part of growing our Chautauqua County Jamestown Airport and breathing new life into the operations,” said Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel. “Small airports like ours are a critical piece of infrastructure for business retention and economic development efforts. Not only is this important for corporate and business travel, but having commercial service available offers a local, no-hassle flying opportunity for our residents and visitors, boosting our tourism and hospitality industry. I thank Congressman Reed for introducing this bill and his continued efforts to get commercial air service back in Chautauqua County through the Essential Air Service program.” The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Essential Air Service (EAS) program provides critical air service to smaller regional airports, connecting local communities to major hubs, and supporting economic growth. In January of 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation terminated the EAS agreement with the Chautauqua County Jamestown Airport. Many efforts have been made by Chautauqua County government officials, as well as Rep. Reed, to get commercial flight service reinstated.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),Outstanding.,Let’s pump millions more $ into an airport NO ONE uses …… Buffalo is only 1.5 hrs away, Erie is 1hr…..NY is BROKE, this is a complete waist of $$$$$$, 10-26-2006 = $2,067,000 grant8-2020= $274,000 (this includes Tree Removal)2019= Jamestown realized about $97,435 in income last year with over $685,000 in expense. No business owner in their right mind would keep open a business with these numbers.Cost in 2019 to keep open the Jamestown Airport $685,000Income generated= $97,435For those not good in math, They operated at a loss of $587,565…………..STOP BAILING OUT FAILING BUSINESSES……………….. NYS IS BROKE
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) Desiree Anzalone via Instagram Photo (left) / Lucille Ball via U.S. Army Photo (right).NEW HAVEN, CT – The great-granddaughter of Lucille Ball has passed away following a battle with breast cancer.Desiree Anzalone died on September 27 at Smilow Cancer Center in Connecticut where she was treated for stage four breast cancer.Anzalone was the daughter of Julie Arnaz and Mario Anzalone and was described by Arnaz as her “mini-me.” Anzalone was the grandchild of Desi Arnaz Jr., the son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Sr.Julia Arnaz spoke to People Magazine and said her daughter was “something else”. “She was so beautiful, just so so beautiful inside and out,” Arnaz said. “She really, really reminded me a lot of my grandmother, more so than I.”Arnaz said she went “peacefully” but “watching her slip away was just, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. No mother should have to watch that.”An obituary described Anzalone as “an old soul who loved 60’s and 70’s music.”“Her talent was prolific including her art, song writing, poetry and playing piano,” it reads. “She was a talented photographer and enjoyed playing guitar with her father, singing and modeling photography.”Anzalone was first diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer at 25, according to People. Anzalone underwent chemotherapy and eventually a double mastectomy. She was in remission before learning that her cancer had returned and advanced to Stage 4.“She probably would have been with us for a few more years…it was starting to spread a lot more, and the tumors were getting bigger. We expected her to stay at least through the holidays,” Arnaz told reporters.She went to say that Anzalone kept getting fluid around her heart which required her to undergo numerous surgeries. “The cancer would come back two weeks later. And this time, it came back 12 hours later…you’ve got days, if hours.” said Arnaz.Anzalone made it her mission to educate awareness on breast cancer in young woman. ” It’s rare, but it does happen” Arnaz explained. “And Desiree wanted to put awareness out for if you feel anything, just because you’re a certain age doesn’t mean that it can’t happen to somebody.”Since March, Arnaz and Anzalone didn’t have enough time to spend with each other due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I wasn’t able to see her as much as I usually do because she was compromised and I didn’t want her getting sick in any kind of way,” Arnaz said.Anzalone is survived by her fiancé and caregiver, Chris Reynolds. her father, Mario, and his wife, Nancy, her mother, Julia, and her husband, Halbert Massey, her maternal grandmother, Susan Callahan Howe, grandfather Desi Jr, paternal grandmother, Carol Anzalone, paternal great grandmother, Marjorie Broadhurst, stepbrothers Sammy and Joe, and AJ and Nick.
Jon Robin Baitz’ The Substance of Fire has been added to Second Stage Theatre’s 35th anniversary season. Directed by Trip Cullman, The Substance of Fire will begin performances on April 22, with opening night set for May 12. Casting and the full creative team will be announced at a later date. The Substance of Fire follows the story of a family united by a proud past but facing an uncertain future. Isaac Geldhart, the volatile and brilliant patriarch of his family publishing house, is stubbornly holding on to his place at the head of the company while his three children try to convince him to publish a desperately needed best-seller. Confronted with a changing literary landscape and potential takeover of the company, the Geldhart children must either come to terms with their father and band together or break apart and forfeit the legacy he risked everything to build. Baitz received a Tony nomination for Other Desert Cities. Other work includes The Film Society, The End of The Day, Three Hotels, A Fair Country, an adaptation of Hedda Gabler and TV’s Brothers & Sisters, Alias and The West Wing. This will be the first New York staging of The Substance of Fire since its original off-Broadway production 23 years ago starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Ron Rifkin and directed by Daniel Sullivan. It subsequently transferred to Lincoln Center’s Mitzi Newhouse Theatre and was also made into a 1996 film starring Tony Goldwyn, Parker and Rifkin. View Comments
Joining Numrich as Bazarov in the cast will be Anthony Calf as Nikolai, Elaine Cassidy as Anna, Caoilfhionn Dunne as Fenichka, Susan Engel as Princess Olga, David Fielder as Prokofyich / Timofeich, Joshua James as Arkady, Karl Johnson as Vassily, Tim McMullan as Pavel, Jack McMullen as Piotr, Siobhán McSweeney as Dunyasha, Phoebe Sparrow as Katya and Lindy Whiteford. Star Files Design will be by Rob Howell, lighting design by James Farncombe, sound design by Carolyn Downing and music by Baranowski. Broadway vet Seth Numrich (War Horse) is to headline the previously announced production of Fathers and Sons at London’s Donmar Warehouse. Written by Brian Friel after the novel by Ivan Turgenev, the production will be directed by Olivier winner Lyndsey Turner and run for a limited engagement June 5 through July 26. Opening night is set for June 10. View Comments Seth Numrich Two young men arrive at a country estate, fresh from university: one, the son of the landowner, the other a brilliant and charismatic radical, proclaiming a dangerous new philosophy. But their warm welcome cools as the new house guest attacks the values of his hosts, bringing to the surface the tensions between one generation and the next. Over the course of a summer, political ideals are tested by filial duty and the arrival of Anna, a mysterious visitor whose presence stirs the heart and threatens a friendship.
Star Files It’s possible! The cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella celebrated a huge milestone on May 15—the hit musical has officially reached the 500-performance mark! To kick off the momentous occasion, original Cinderella star Laura Osnes returned to the Broadway Theatre to hang out with the cast, and of course, eat some delicious cupcakes. Check out these sweet shots of Osnes hanging out in her royal kingdom once again, then see Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre, starring Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Laura Osnes Related Shows Cinderella
In addition to Washington, Jackson, Okonedo and Rose, A Raisin in the Sun features Stephen McKinley Henderson, David Cromer, Jason Dirden, Sean Patrick Thomas and Bryce Clyde Jenkins. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 15, 2014 Sophie Okonedo A Raisin in the Sun Anika Noni Rose Lorraine Hansberry’s classic American drama takes place in the late ‘50s in a south side Chicago apartment, chronicling the lives of the members of an African-American family. Matriarch Lena (Jackson) plans to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood when she receives a hefty insurance check. Her son Walter (Washington) dreams of buying a liquor store and being his own man, and her daughter Beneatha (Rose) dreams of attending medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face create the drama in this beloved play. Star Files Related Shows Hot off the heels of winning the Tony for Best Revival of a Play, A Raisin in the Sun has announced that it has recouped its entire capitalization. The show, directed by Kenny Leon and starring Denzel Washington, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Sophie Okonedo and Anika Noni Rose, began previews on March 8 and opened on April 3. It will play its final performance on June 15 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Leon and Okonedo both won Tonys for their work on the production. Denzel Washington
Related Shows View Comments Star Files Hedwig and the Angry Inch Andrew Rannells officially steps into the high-heeled boots of Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch beginning August 20—and we’re not gonna lie, those are some pretty big boots to fill. But judging by the first promotional photo of Rannells as Hedwig (complete with glittery nails, eyes, lips and uh, pretty much everything), the new star will be every bit as badass as his predecessor. Directed by Michael Mayer, the Tony-winning revival of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s 1998 musical features a transgender rock goddess who regales the audience with her tales of escaping communist East Berlin, her botched sex-change operation and her failed relationship with a famous rock icon. Check out this gritty and glittery new look at Rannells as Hedwig, then see him live on August 20! Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Andrew Rannells
View Comments In 13, Evan Goldman has six weeks to go before he turns 13, and after an idyllic childhood in New York City, he’s just been uprooted and brought to Appleton, Indiana with his mother. He has one mission: get all the cool kids in school to come to his Bar Mitzvah, or else spend the rest of his academic career banished to the land of the geeks. Becoming a man is tough…especially on the big screen! As we previously wrote, Jason Robert Brown’s 13 will be adapted into a movie. The CBS Films project will feature an adapted screenplay by Bert V. Royal, who penned Easy A. Plans for a big-screen adaptation of the tween musical were originally announced in 2013. The original Broadway production, which featured a score by Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, played in 2008 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The cast featured several young actors, including Ariana Grande.
Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Hedwig and the Angry Inch View Comments Related Shows Michael C. Hall de-glittered himself (which, apparently, is a lot harder than it sounds) to stop by Late Night and chat with Seth Meyers about his latest stint in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. As one would expect, taking on this crazy role has created a sisterhood between Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Hall. Rannells left behind some champagne, facial products and the ultimate glitter remover: scotch tape. Harris emailed Hall with pointers. But what’s the real secret to nailing those high-heeled jumps? “I never rehearsed out of heels,” says Hall. “Or fishnets, or a bra.” That’s dedication. You can catch him as Hedwig at the Belasco Theatre through January 4, 2015.
Diggs has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Chicago, Rent and Carousel. His screen credits include How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Wood, Ally McBeal, Private Practice, Murder in the First, The Good Wife, The Best Man and 2013’s hit sequel The Best Man Holiday. Taye Diggs is returning to the stage (sort of!). The Broadway alum has been tapped for Topher Grace’s previously reported musical comedy One Shot. According to Deadline, the film is scheduled to start shooting in December in Mexico City. One Shot follows a failed Great White Way alum (Grace) who now stage manages productions and is working on a new show. Diggs will play Malcolm, a flamboyant member of the cast. View Comments