Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man was arrested late Tuesday night for allegedly hitting and choking a woman during a domestic dispute on Newland Avenue.Officers alleged that Robert Barr, 47, hit the woman several times and choked her until she lost consciousness. Police additionally say the woman sustained facial injuries.When police attempted to take Barr into custody, he allegedly began to fight with them.Following a brief struggle, Barr was arrested and taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment. Barr is charged with second-degree strangulation, third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, aggravated family offense and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. 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)
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) Stock Image.WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve a roughly $480 billion package to deliver aid to small businesses and hospitals and expand Covid-19 testing, the latest attempt by lawmakers to blunt the devastating impact of the pandemic.The vote was 388-5. The measure passed the Senate earlier this week and will now go to President Donald Trump, who has expressed support for the legislation and indicated that he will sign it.The total price tag of the bill is approximately $484 billion. It will add to the already historic levels of spending to deal with the pandemic by authorizing an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which was set up to help small businesses struggling from the economic deep freeze triggered by coronavirus. Funding for the program ran dry earlier this month, prompting an outcry from the business community.In addition, the legislation provides $75 billion for hospitals and health care providers to address coronavirus expenses and lost revenue and $25 billion to facilitate and expand Covid-19 testing. The increased funding for testing comes at a time when there is widespread recognition that testing capacity must increase and improve as states consider when to reopen businesses and lift stay-at-home orders. The legislation, though referred to as an “interim” measure by lawmakers, amounts to the latest historic effort by Washington to prop up the economy on the heels of a more than $2 trillion rescue package along with other relief measures already approved by Congress.
Sebastian Arcelus Star Files View Comments The hit Netflix original series House of Cards returns for a second season on February 14, guaranteeing a weekend of binge watching for people all over the world. Here’s the full trailer to get you ready for the next chapter in the saga of Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). In season two, Frank’s ascension to the heights of power, after accepting a nomination for Vice President, means big changes for both him and Claire, but his sudden rise creates powerful enemies and the increasing chance that his dark secrets will be exposed. Not that he’s going down without a fight… There’s only one rule: Hunt or be hunted. The Emmy-nominated series also stars Broadway vet Sebastian Arcelus as a scrappy reporter who’s onto Frank’s shady dealings. Watch the trailer below!
Stage and screen star Laura Benanti stopped by CBS New York’s The Couch on March 24 to discuss her album In Constant Search for the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 Below, her roles in Nurse Jackie and The Good Wife and her upcoming performance in the New York City Center Encores! production of The Most Happy Fella alongside Cheyenne Jackson and Shuler Hensley, running April 2 through April 6. Check out the clip below to learn why Benanti chose not to wear a black onesie at her 54 Below show, how she owes Go On co-star Matthew Perry for helping her embrace her weirdness and more. View Comments Star Files Laura Benanti
Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Life is going to be a Cabaret for that much longer! Originally set for a 24-week limited engagement, the Roundabout revival of the musical has extended its run through January 4, 2015. The show, starring Michelle Williams in her Broadway debut and Alan Cumming reprising his Tony Award-winning role as the Emcee, began previews on March 21 and opens tonight, April 24 .Directed by Sam Mendes and co-directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, Cabaret takes place at the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy 1930s Berlin nightclub, where a young English cabaret performer encounters an American writer, under the watchful eye of a zealous Master of Ceremonies. The John Kander and Fred Ebb musical features such iconic songs as “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.”In addition to Williams and Cumming, the show features four-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, two-time nominee Linda Emond, Bill Heck, Aaron Krohn and Gayle Rankin. The Kit Kat Klub boys and girls (a.k.a. the ensemble) are comprised of Will Carlyon, Kaleigh Cronin, Caleb Damschroder, Benjamin Eakeley, Andrea Goss, Leeds Hill, Kristin Olness, Kelly Paredes, Jessica Pariseau, Dylan Paul, Jane Pfitsch, Evan Siegel and Stacey Sipowicz. Cabaret Michelle Williams View Comments
Based on the true story of Leo Frank, convicted for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan in Atlanta in 1913, Parade recounts the press frenzy and public outrage about Frank’s trial and the crusade for justice waged by his wife, Lucille. Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the musical explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. Parade originally premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 1998, starring Tony nominees Brent Carver and Carolee Carmello. Brown received the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score and Uhry took home the award for Best Book. A one-night-only concert production of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry’s Parade will play Avery Fisher Hall on February 16, 2015. The show will mark the third concert of Manhattan Concert Productions’ Broadway Series, following this year’s Titanic and last year’s Ragtime. Brown, who received two Tony nominations this year for The Bridges of Madison County, will serve as the production’s music director. The concert production will feature a host of Broadway favorites and a choir of over 200 singers backed by the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Casting will be announced at a later date. View Comments
Related Shows Ethel Sings follows Ethel Rosenberg, the determined mother, singer, writer and actress, and her husband Julius, played by Ari Butler, who become swept up in the fatal Red Scare hysteria of the 1950s. Julius’ need to “save the world” becomes his undoing, and Ethel’s love for her husband becomes hers. Joan Beber’s Ethel Sings celebrates its opening night on June 6 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre. The off-Broadway premiere, under the direction of Will Pomerantz, stars Tracy Michailidis as real-life convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg. The drama will play through July 13. Ethel Sings Show Closed This production ended its run on July 13, 2014 In addition to Michailidis and Butler, the cast includes Adrienne Moore, Kevin Isola, David Fierro, Tanesha Gary, Sheira Irving, Kenneth Lee, Joel Leffert and Serge Thony. View Comments
Tony winner Jessie Mueller may be leaving the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical musical. According to The Toronto Star, Chilina Kennedy will be taking over the role of Carole King in early 2015 on the Great White Way. Mueller will reportedly headline the national tour and perhaps the upcoming West End production. Mueller told Broadway.com that she would “gladly hop over the Pond for a while” to appear in the London incarnation.A production spokesperson said: “There is no official deal or announcement. Jessie Mueller remains in the show and no tour casting has been set at the moment.”Mueller received the Tony for her performance in Beautiful and a Tony nod for her Broadway debut in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever in 2012. Her other Great White Way credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination) and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Mueller’s additional stage credits include Lincoln Center’s Carousel, the Public Theater’s Into the Woods and Chicago productions of Meet Me in St. Louis, Baby and She Loves Me.Kennedy appeared on the Great White Way as Mary Magdalene in the most recent revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. Chilina Kennedy Jessie Mueller Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Star Files View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Andy Karl The Tony Awards are great, but what about the fabulous stagehands, press agents, ushers, make-up artists, dressers, ticket sellers and musicians that keep Broadway shining bright all year long? Tony-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein hosted the sixth annual Broadway Salutes celebration on September 23, presented by the Broadway League and the Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds. Featuring guest performances by Tony nominee Andy Karl, Beautiful star Jarrod Spector, Wicked vet Lindsay Mendez, and Broadway mainstay Adam Heller, the tribute to theater professions of all kinds was helmed by Beautiful director Marc Bruni. Congratulations to the whole Broadway community! Star Files Lindsay Mendez View Comments Jarrod Spector
“From teaching martial arts to doing security, I did every job under the sun for a few years to get things moving. Even when I was on Broadway, between shows I’d pick up a fight. I was professional MMA, I trained in karate, fought muay thai and I’m still trained in Jiu-Jitsu.” Hometown: Washington, D.C. “During a callback for Porgy and Bess [on Broadway], my voice left completely—partial vocal paralysis. I had no idea what was going on, I had to squeak through the audition. It took a year for my voice to start to come back. Sometimes you take for granted what you have, and when it gets taken away you realize how foolish you’ve been.” Stage & Screen Cred: Although this is his first featured role, David St. Louis previously appeared on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Rent. Current Role: Jake, the big-hearted, baritone bodyguard of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet in the revamped Broadway revival of Side Show. Side Show Age: “Somewhere between 30 and 40!” “This new version of Side Show is like polishing up a rare gem that you think everyone should see. You know you’ve got something that just needs a little polish—the silver is tarnished a bit, we’ve buffed it up, and now it’s shining. We’re putting that jewelry on display.” “I was a first soprano for years. No one sang higher than me! Then the summer between junior high school and high school, my voice dropped into the basement. I’ve done the full spectrum.” “Growing up, I played lots of sports—before my singing took off, I wanted to be a professional soccer player. Then I realized there are no professional soccer teams around. [Laughs.] So I got right back into singing.” View Comments Related Shows “I have to confess, I’ve been blessed with some pretty good genes. I try to get to the gym once a week to do some iron lifting or something, but other than that, [my physique] is mainly from martial arts. I don’t have to do or eat anything specific.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015