Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his plan to extend tax treatment afforded to film producers and music publishers to investors in live theatre. Schumer will introduce the STAGE Act of 2013, which aims to amend the Federal Tax Code and to promote financing in the often prohibitively risky enterprise of commercial stage production. Schumer noted that there are dozens of theatres throughout Upstate New York, like Proctors in Schenectady, Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, the Rochester Broadway Theatre League, Stanley Theatre in Utica and Broome County Forum Theatre that put on Broadway shows and live productions, and this bill would benefit the production companies that bring their shows to those theatres.
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Ontario County’s premier outdoor performance venue, Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Hopewell, is coming back to life. This year will mark the venue’s 30th season.
The Allendale Columbia senior wins the Class C title and finishes third overall at the Section 5 individiual tournament on Saturday at Ridgemont Country Club. Pittsford Sutherland junior Doug Kulikowski wins the overall title after shooting a 76.
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President Obama is reluctantly nearing a tipping point regarding what, if anything, the U.S. should do about the dangerous chaos engulfing Syria and spilling over into neighboring countries. After dithering for two years and losing some reasonable opportunities for assisting the good guys among the rebels, it is becoming impossible to continue to ignore what is happening on the ground in Damascus, Aleppo. Hama and Homs.