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‘Don’t blame city parents’

I was disappointed to read that Rochester schools superintendent Vargas was essentially blaming Rochester parents for the district’s budget woes (“Budget Gap Grows for Rochester Schools,” News). It is scapegoating at its worst to blame parents for opting out of the state’s lowest performing school district and choosing public charter schools. How can you blame them? Almost every Rochester charter is doing better than the district schools – and they are doing it with almost the same percentage of economically disadvantaged kids (it’s 80 percent in charters to 85 percent for the district). It’s no wonder that charter enrollment is up. The dirty little secret is that the state actually sends Rochester about $10 million in bonus funding called “transitional aid” precisely because there are so many students in the city’s charters. And when you consider that the district no longer needs to provide teachers, classrooms, and playgrounds for these kids, there is no rational way to blame charter parents for creating this budget problem. The real problem is that the district needs to right-size itself and focus on improvement, because most of these parents aren’t coming back anytime soon. Rochester was once a city that aspired to create more district-charter collaboration and parent choice. It’s sad to see that great potential devolve into scapegoating of charters and parents for budget problems that aren’t of their own making. KYLE ROSENKRANS, ALBANY

Rosenkrans is vice president of the Northeast Charter Schools Network

Editor’s note: Rochester school district officials offer the following response.

“The state’s purpose in providing the aid is to help offset the increased tuition costs associated with rising numbers of students attending charter schools. This school year, the district is paying $41.1 million in charter-school tuition for 3,245 students; next year, the budget projects $51.7 million for 4,110 students. “The letter-writer is not correct to describe the transition aid as a ‘dirty little secret.’ It is reported as a separate line item in the budget book and all district revenue reports. “If the letter’s implication is that the district benefits from students enrolling in charters, that is also incorrect. The transition aid does not offset the increase in tuition costs. It also does not offset the cost of services that the district is required to provide charter schools without additional aid: transportation, nursing services, special education services, and instructional materials aid (textbooks, library books, computer hardware and software). “Superintendent Vargas frequently cites growing charterschool enrollment as one of the key reasons that the district must work to improve with a strong sense of urgency. The financial cost is not the only concern, but enrollment losses to charter schools are definitely a drain on district resources. The strategies Dr. Vargas is pursuing are aimed at creating district schools that families find preferable to charters and want to choose.”

Detroit and us

Fire, fire! (“A Place with No Vision,” Urban Journal) Another lame comparison to Detroit? Really? It might be time for an editor to retire and pass the torch to someone with vision. I completely agree with the situation with our towns, villages, and splintered lack of vision. But there are incredible things taking place in Rochester these days. Downtown will be transformed in the next year. Inner Loop filled in. College Town, etc. But how did this happen? Most of it was driven by private sector investment and federal money. Detroit has no private investment.

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Dealing with fights in city schools School culture is everything (“Students’ Fights May Be Vargas’s Biggest Challenge,” News Blog). Without it, learning will be mediocre at best. Culture starts with relationships, clarity, and in the case of student behavior, very firm policies and enforcement. Hearing the superintendent talk about “lost instructional time” was very telling. He obviously does not understand that school culture must be developed before quality instruction can happen. The school environment must be respectful and honest but also have firm and consistent enforcement. The district has not cultivated caring school cultures and in fact, the mandates have worked against stability. Add to this the reality that suspensions are considered taboo, and you can see why things are out of control. Many people will not want to hear this, but a get-tough approach to student behavior is needed. This is one place where the district can learn from charters. Unfortunately, leadership seems to be in a reactive state. Seeing the future and planning for it look like impossibilities right now. It is hard to set the table when you are being swallowed.

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Suspensions are not taboo at Northwest/Northeast – they are extremely common. The district uses “in-school suspension” because staying at home was not seen as a punishment by the kids. Charters are tough about kicking students out, but the district does not have this option legally. ROCPARENT

I was assigned to “monitor” up to 25 suspended students. All in one room. All with nothing to do but make you miserable. Sound like the solution? If I had any “problems,” I was to contact a sentry via an intermittent twoway (more often no-way) radio. Support was more intermittent than the radio. After 25 years of service, I got out. FORMER TEACHER

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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER

The roots of addiction I’ve debated whether I should write something about this since shortly after Philip Seymour Hoffman died. To some readers, it may seem childish to complain about an editorial in a competing publication. But this is still bugging me, so here goes. The subject is an editorial that ran in the D&C shortly after Hoffman’s death. Titled “What’s Fueling the Drug Culture?” the piece worries that we’ve become too accepting of drug abuse. Fair enough, I guess. Many people do seem to accept – even glorify – a lot of stuff that is harmful. It’s not prudish to warn against society’s embracing the abuse of any substance – alcohol, tobacco, you name it. But the D&C’s editorial jumps from that to a suggestion that the roots of drug addiction lie in the desire to flee from ordinary problems. (“Boss looked at you cross-ways? Go pop a pill in the restroom.”) I’ve got to assume that nobody in the D&C editorial writer’s family has suffered from drug addiction. My mother did. Her drug of choice was alcohol, and she fought her addiction for much of her adult life. Unsuccessfully. She didn’t drink because somebody looked at her cross-ways, or because she didn’t fit in or needed to relax. She drank because despite her desperate desire to stop, despite repeated stays in hospitals and clinics, despite her promises to our family, despite her anguish over the havoc she caused in our home, she had an addiction that she simply could not beat. I have no idea how she started down the path to that addiction. But I do know that it was linked to depression, as alcoholism often is. Drug addiction is a disease – in the words of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, “a disease that affects both brain and behavior.” Drugs and alcohol do not, of course, jump out and grab people. The addiction begins with a voluntary decision to take a drink or use a drug. And obviously, if you never take that first step, there’s no chance you’ll become addicted. But not everybody who drinks or uses drugs becomes addicted. Legal and illegal drugs are in plentiful supply, and our attempts to legislate them away, preach them away, and Madison-Avenue-advertise them away have failed, miserably and expensively. Young people who, like Hoffman, take that first step don’t always act responsibly. For mature adults suffering from emotional or physical pain, the hope of relief may override the awareness of addiction’s danger. And for recovering addicts, as its sufferers and their families know, the disease lies in wait, ready to come roaring back, as it did with Philip Seymour Hoffman. In an important, moving New York Times article published a few days after Hoffman’s

Drug addiction is a disease. And as its sufferers and their families know, it lies in wait, ready to come roaring back.” death (weirdly, in the Style section), writer Jacob Bernstein noted the concerns of recovering drug addicts and alcoholics and their “rarely distant fear of relapsing back into the throes of active addiction.” Bernstein quoted from an essay in Slate by journalist Seth Mnookin, sober after years of addiction but worrying almost daily about relapse. Hoffman’s death, Mnookin wrote, frightened him. “There’s a lot we don’t know about alcoholism and drug addiction,” he wrote, “but one thing is clear: Regardless of how much time clean you have, relapsing is always as easy as moving your hand to your mouth.” As a child, I used to pray nearly every day that somebody would discover a cure for the disease that was crippling my mother, breaking the heart of my grandparents, and traumatizing my father, my sister, and me. To this day, nobody has. The D&C editorial suggested that rather than launching a new War on Drugs, “scheduling congressional hearings or demanding answers from the surgeon general,” we might focus on “personal coping mechanisms.” “Life isn’t all about feeling good all the time,” said the D&C. “Sometimes the struggles can make you stronger.” Buck up! If only overcoming this disease were that simple. It is not. And sadly, editorials like that one may add to the pain.

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No more ‘party in the parking lot’ The city’s biggest annual summer concert series is returning to its roots. The 2014 Party in the Park will be held in the former Manhattan Square Park, the place the event started in 1997. The series has moved around a bit, eventually landing in a parking lot at the corner of Exchange Boulevard and Court Street. Acts will be announced in early May, and the series will be held every Thursday from June 19 to August 14.

Splicing cable

Comcast announced plans to take over Time Warner in a $45 billion stock deal, triggering broad criticism that the resulting company would have too much influence in the telecommunications marketplace. Already, Comcast owns NBC Universal and is generally referred to as the largest cable service provider in the United States. But the deal still needs approval from federal regulators.

Another fracking lawsuit

A group of landowners filed a lawsuit against Governor Andrew Cuomo and some state agency officials to try to force a decision on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, according to media reports. State officials have been conduct-

ing an environmental and health review of fracking for more than five years. The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, which is initiating the lawsuit, argues that Cuomo and his administration have intentionally delayed making a decision on fracking.

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GOP for Assini

The Monroe County Republican Committee officially gave its backing to Mark Assini’s Congressional run. Assini, a Republican and Gates supervisor, will challenge sitting House Representative Louise Slaughter. Greece resident Tim Dean has also said he plans to run for the seat as an independent candidate.

EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

Fights: Vargas’s latest challenge

The last few weeks have seen Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas dealing with one troubling incident after another. First, there was the vote of no confidence against him by the Association of Supervisors and Administrators, the union that represents school administrators.

Foodlink founder Ferraro dies

Thomas Ferraro, founder and executive director of Foodlink, died of pancreatic cancer. Ferraro was an employee of Action for a Better Community in the late 1970’s when he made a communitywide appeal for food donations that attracted the attention of Thomas’s English Muffins. A massive donation of bread products helped launch Foodlink, which distributes more than 18 million pounds of food annually and runs more than 30 nutrition and food literacy-related programs in the region. Ferraro was 67.

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That was followed by an envelope sent to the Democrat and Chronicle containing personal information about school board President Van White in an attempt to discredit him. Though Patricia Malgieri, Vargas’s chief of staff, says that neither she nor her husband know anything about the envelope, her husband’s name was used to access the county clerk’s website. And last week, a report commissioned by the school district gave a troubling assessment of the district’s career and technical education programs – many of which are housed on the Edison campus. The report says that many of the programs have low participation and fail to prepare students for careers.

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Taken together, the incidents reinforce concerns about the management of city schools. But things got even worse. Fights broke out last week on the Frederick Douglass campus. Police officers had to use pepper spray to quell the melee inside and outside the schools, which they say involved as many as 50 students. School officials held a meeting with police officers on Friday to come up with a plan to greatly reduce student violence, says school board president White. Everyone agreed that providing staff in most schools with specialized training for responding to youth violence and developing a credible suspension program are urgent priorities, he says.

The past year has seen a string of oil train accidents and derailments, many of which led to spills. And some regulators, environmental groups, and communities are questioning the safety of shipping crude oil by rail.

ENERGY | BY JEREMY MOULE

Rochester’s crude awakening The amount of crude oil being hauled on the nation’s freight rail lines is on the upswing. The oil and rail industries say that’s because of surging oil output from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale formation as well as a lack of pipeline capacity. A December article from the American Association of Railroads says crude oil carloads increased from 9,500 in 2008 to an estimated 400,000 in 2013. And some of those carloads pass through the Rochester area on a CSX freight line. The line bisects Monroe County and the City of Rochester, and it’s part of a rail corridor that CSX bills as the premier route for hauling crude from Chicago to Albany or Philadelphia. Both Albany and Philadelphia are emerging as key crude-oil transport hubs. Andrew Lonthair, a lieutenant with the Rochester Fire Department, says that CSX tells the city what hazardous materials are passing through on its tracks. The information CSX provides includes a list of the 25 hazardous materials most frequently shipped through the city, he says. A few years ago, crude oil wasn’t on that list, he says, but it now occupies the No. 2

spot. (Other flammable materials are frequently shipped via rail; ethanol holds the No. 1 spot on the top 25 list, Lonthair says.) A CSX spokesperson did not respond to questions for this story. The issue here isn’t just that more crude oil is being transported via rail. The past year has seen a string of oil train accidents and derailments, many of which led to spills. A few of these accidents resulted in explosions, which has led some federal agencies to warn that Bakken crude may be more flammable than conventional crude. As a result, some regulators, environmental groups, and communities are questioning the safety of shipping crude oil by rail. The seriousness of a potential oil train accident has not escaped the attention of local emergency management officials. During meetings of the county-convened Local Emergency Planning Committee, members have discussed the risks posed by rail cars carrying crude oil, Lonthair says, as well as ways to prepare for and respond to an accident. The Rochester Fire Department has made efforts to better equip and prepare

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Railroad tanker cars similar to the ones shown here are used to transport domestically produced crude oil. The amount of crude moved by trains has increased dramatically in the past few years. FILE PHOTO

its hazardous materials response team over the last few years, Lonthair says. And this week, Lonthair and other Rochester firefighters are attending a flammable liquids firefighting school in Texas, where they’ll learn techniques for battling petroleum and ethanol fires.

ENVIRONMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE

Watershed moment A lawsuit over the Village of Painted Post’s plan to sell public water to a company to use for fracking will be back in court on Monday, February 24. A panel of state Appellate Division justices will hear an appeal of a previous decision. The case goes back to a 2012 agreement between the village, which is north of Corning in the Southern Tier, and SWEPI, LP, a Shell subsidiary. The agreement allows SWEPI to withdraw up to a million gallons of water per day from a village aquifer. In return, the village would get a minimum of $3.2 million over a five-year period. But the Sierra Club, a few village residents, and other environmental groups filed a lawsuit saying that the village’s environmental review of the agreement was inadequate. State Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Fisher agreed, and blocked the water sales. The village, SWEPI, and two other companies are appealing the decision. They say the village not only met, but exceeded environmental review requirements. Upstate anti-fracking groups are following the lawsuit closely because it involves the sale of municipal water for fracking. But other groups have taken an interest as well. In a friend-of-the-court brief, the New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials say that Fisher’s decision could subject municipal water systems to new, unnecessary scrutiny.

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PUBLIC HEALTH | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

The end of antibiotics Popular media has been promising the world a pandemic for some time now. But here’s a frightening thought: What if the real threat isn’t a genetically engineered superbug or an ambitious avian virus that makes the jump to humans? What if, instead, something neutralizes our most basic defenses so that, for example, strep throat becomes lethal? Or a scratch on the skin? And here’s a frightening truth to go along with that thought: it’s happening. It’s not propaganda. It’s not hyperbole. People are dying because of the overuse and misuse of antibiotics — at least 23,000 people every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Much has been written about antibiotic resistance, with some experts saying that we risk entering a post-antibiotic word. But the problem hasn’t reached critical mass with the public, yet. “This is a catastrophe in the making,” says Congress member Louise Slaughter, a microbiologist and leading voice on antibiotic resistance. “If we squander the antibiotics we have and make the bacteria resistant to them, we are really heading for a critical problem. And soon.” And you’re wrong if you think the use of antibiotics in livestock is a problem for meat-lovers only. Vegans and vegetarians sometimes need antibiotics when they get sick, too. So if the drugs no longer work, that’s a problem for everyone. Most people have probably heard about antibiotic resistance in the context of doctors writing too many prescriptions to pacify demanding patients, or patients not finishing a whole course of their drugs. But that’s only a small part of the problem, Slaughter says. The real danger, she says — and there is widespread agreement from public health experts on this — comes from the agricultural industry. Farmers often use antibiotics to promote faster growth in livestock, Slaughter says, or to compensate for keeping animals in unsanitary conditions. Eighty percent of all antibiotics produced in the US are used on healthy food animals. Government and the agencies responsible for protecting public health have been inexcusably slow to respond to this potent public health threat, Slaughter says. And she blames the inaction on lobbying by agribusiness. She has been trying since 1999 to get legislation passed to ban farmers from using the antibiotics deemed by the World Health Organization to be the most medically important to humans, so that the drugs retain their efficacy. But she has been unsuccessful. “The European Union’s taking this very seriously,” Slaughter says. “They know that 6 CITY

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something’s happening. The United States government is just ho-hum about it.” The Food and Drug Administration’s announcement in December that it would take steps to curb antibiotic use in food animals was billed by some as a gamechanger. But the announcement does not excuse the agency’s long history of inaction on this issue, Slaughter says, and it doesn’t go far enough, because the changes are voluntarily and won’t take full effect for three years. “We don’t have three more years to mess around,” Slaughter says. New Jersey resident Denise Hewitt has studied antibiotic resistance extensively.

She has master’s degrees in nutrition and ecology, and is a registered dietician with a longstanding interest in antibiotic resistance, food production, and sustainability issues. Hewitt says a position paper she wrote on antibiotic resistance in the late 1990’s was rejected by the American Dietetic Association, now known as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, because, she was told, the problem hadn’t been substantiated. Understanding and acknowledgment of the problem have come a long way, Hewitt says, but regulation and public outcry — the latter being the thing that would really make a difference — have been slow to follow. Antibiotic resistance is an intimidating topic, she says, and until recently, people haven’t been very interested in the provenance of their food. “It’s not a sexy topic that’s going to draw crowds,” Hewitt says. “The public really doesn’t understand.” Hewitt says the public can get involved by learning about their food. That could mean joining a local community-supported agriculture project, she says, or talking to the farmers at the farmers’ markets they visit. “Maybe if someone stops at a farm stand for eggs, they inquire about how the chickens are treated or what they’re fed.” Hewitt says. “Farmers are very happy to

Jim DeLuca (right), general manager, of Abundance Cooperative Market in Rochester. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

share information with their customers if they are doing the right thing.” Jim DeLuca, general manager of Abundance Cooperative Market on Marshall Street, says that the farmers who supply the co-op don’t use antibiotics on their animals at all. “We ask the farmers and they tell us they don’t,” he says. Of course, the big player around here is Wegmans. For a number of years, the company has sold meat and poultry that have not been treated with antibiotics or hormones. Those products come under Wegmans’ Food You Feel Good About label or are labeled organic. And customers are increasingly interested in the origin of their food, company officials say. “Our job is to listen to the customers and put the products on the shelves that meet their needs,” says Kelly Schoeneck, Wegmans’ vice president for meat and seafood. Wegmans’ suppliers use antibiotics primarily for treating sick animals, says company spokesperson Jo Natale. But sometimes, she says, healthy animals are treated with antibiotics at “stressful times,” such as at weaning or when they’re moved to a different location. Some species are treated with low doses of antibiotics later in life, Natale says, to aid in growth. Congress member Slaughter is grateful, a spokesperson says, that companies such as Wegmans are increasingly offering antibiotic-free options. But any use of

antibiotics on animals contributes to antibiotic resistance, he says. “The FDA admitted in 2012 that treating animals with low doses later in life was injudicious,” Slaughter’s spokesperson says. “And the CDC said it was not necessary and should be phased out.” If the first line of antibiotics loses its effectiveness, there’s not a lot to fall back on, Hewitt says. Antibiotics take a long time to develop, she says, and there’s no big financial incentive for the pharmaceutical industry to develop them. “There are not a lot of new antibiotics in the pharmaceutical industry’s pipeline,” Hewitt says. “There’s more money in other areas.” The latest wake-up call is an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to chickens harvested at Foster Farms in California that began late last year. About 430 people have been sickened so far, according to the CDC, and the rate of hospitalizations has been twice the norm. “What we saw with this last outbreak, that should have frightened anybody,” Slaughter says. “We have been told by scientists that if we can’t save some of this, that within a decade, strep throat or a scratch on the skin might be fatal. It’s that serious. This is a subject that’s crying out for attention now. It was crying out for attention before now.”

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URBAN ACTION This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)

Film discussion on civil rights

First Baptist Church of Rochester will show the documentary film “LuLu and the Girls of Americus,” by Travis Lewis at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 23. And LuLu Westbrook-Griffin will speak about her experience as one of 32 girls imprisoned in a Civil War bunker following her arrest at a civil rights protest. The girls ranged in age from 10 to 16 and were held for 42 days. The event will be held at 175 Allens Creek Road.

South Wedge traffic meeting

The South Wedge Planning Committee will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, to update residents on efforts to control traffic. City Council members, school board members, and representatives of Rural/Metro ambulance and Highland Hospital have been invited to the meeting, which will be held at 68 Ashland Street.

Christianity and LGBT community talk

Lifetree Café will present “God and Gays: an Hour of Civil Conversation” at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 24. The program will in-

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clude the filmed stories of Jeff Chu, author of “Does Jesus Really Love Me?” and Christopher Yuan, author of “Out of a Far Country.” The program will be held at 1301 Vintage Lane in Greece.

Racial justice workshop

Metro Justice will present “Creating Equity in Our Community,” a racial justice workshop that will explain racial inequalities and racism, and how they impact lives. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, at School Without Walls, 480 Broadway Street. A $10 donation is suggested. Registration is required: 469-8249.

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Dining Aside from the linguine e peperoni, there are only four other pasta dishes on the menu: linguine alle vongole (linguine with clam sauce, $20), pasta artigianali con polpette (artisanal pasta with meatballs in tomato sauce, $17); lasagne alla pizzaiola (lasagna including béchamel and simple tomato sauces, $18), and gnocchi alla romana ($15). Gnocchi alla romana are not the soft potato-based pasta nuggets common on Italian restaurant menus. These gnocchi are small patties made with semolina, which is frequently used to make pasta. Served six to a chafing dish, each gnocco resembles a jumbo sea scallop, with small, roasted tomatoes nestled between them. With brown tops and bottoms, they are creamy and gently chewy in texture, like polenta, and flavored with butter and parmesan cheese. Despite their size, the gnocco are very satisfying, and would be even more so if a few more umami-rich tomatoes accompanied them.

Ricotta fatta in casa (left); butterscotch budino topped salted almonds (middle); and gnocchi alla romana (right) from Rocco. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

Italian spring Osteria Rocco 165 MONROE AVE. 454-3510, ROCCOROCHESTER.COM LUNCH FRIDAY 11:30 A.M.-2 P.M.; DINNER MONDAY-THURSDAY 5-9 P.M., FRIDAY-SATURDAY 5-10 P.M. [ REVIEW ] BY LAURA REBECCA KENYON

In a few months, winter will be a fading memory. The cold, biting winds will be replaced with gentle spring breezes; snow will have melted and made way for verdant grass; shoes will be stained with mud, not sidewalk salt. Until the thaw, I won’t mind warming my bones and spirit at Osteria Rocco, the Italian restaurant on Monroe Avenue. Osteria is the designation for the most simple of Italian eateries, followed by trattoria and ristorante. Chef-owner Mark Cupolo admits that, after five years of business, trattoria might now be a more appropriate term for Rocco, which he runs with partner Dan Richards. Housed in a small brick building, Rocco has an interior that is cozy and intimate — it would almost qualify as a lovers’ nook, if the nonwooing clientele weren’t so boisterous. Upon entry, you find yourself right at the bar, which fills the space and offers a good assortment of Italian wines and sodas. There’s a single table

and a curving booth tucked next to it, facing the street. For the main dining room, walk past the narrow space running along the bar’s front — on a busy night, you will have to squeeze past a line of patrons — and through a doorway to the right. Soft lighting illuminates the main dining room, votives sit at each table, hand-painted plates decorate the brick walls, and the scent of food cooking in the kitchen permeates the air. There are about 15 tables and booths of various sizes at Rocco, set up to accommodate as many patrons as the space can hold without becoming uncomfortable. Reservations are a must for Friday and Saturday nights, and if my visit the night before New Year’s Eve was any indication, it’s probably a good idea to have them on weeknights, too. Rocco’s menu is neither fussy nor overly

casual. The food is rooted in the cuisine of southern Italy, but Cupolo’s kitchen branches out, drawing inspiration from other Italian regions as well as the thinking and style of contemporary American cooking. Take, for example, the bistecca di spalla con parmigiano bietola ($29), a sliced shoulder steak that comes with potatoes and parmesan-creamed Swiss chard. It’s a dish that wouldn’t be out of place on Max Chophouse’s menu. (That’s not a coincidence; Cupolo previously worked at Max Chophouse and the now-defunct Victor Grilling

Company.) A straightforward preparation on the beef, cooked to medium rare, lets the essence of the steak take center stage. Rounds of potato are thickly cut and deeply crisped on the edges, giving contrast to a vegetable that is usually prepared to be either soft or crunchy, not both. Similarly, the brasato al volpolicella ($24) isn’t what you’d find at a typical Italian-American restaurant. Here the dish braises beef in red wine (more of a French preparation), and pairs it with sweet and sour red cabbage (Germany) and roasted potatoes (America). Yet there’s a tie back to Italy with the dish’s volpolicella, which is both a wine-growing region in northeast Italy and the name of its eponymous product. There are, however, a number of dishes that are immediately recognizable as Italian. A side order of linguini e peperoni ($6) is a simple paring of about two cups of linguini with roasted peppers. Olive oil, infused with the peppers’ sweetness, clings to each strand of pasta and flavors each bite richly. Though the kitchen is generous with the oil, the dish is not oily — it’s almost creamy in mouthfeel. Rapini con aglio e pepperonci ($6) is a mound of darkly verdant greens. The rapini’s bitterness is offset by the salt of the parmesan cheese, and is made more complex and piquant with the addition of garlic and chili flakes. These are just the kind of greens to shake you from the winter doldrums.

Other recommended dishes include the house-marinated olives ($5), a generous dish of olives, the best of which are the size of small plums; polpette ($8), three meatballs made with a blend of beef, pork, and veal served with tomato sauce and a slice of bread; funghi e fontina di aoste ($15), a Neapolitan-style pizza with a paper-thin crust, loaded with mushrooms and topped with fontina cheese and white-truffle oil. For the latter dish, slices are cut by diners with a pair of kitchen shears, and are meant to be eaten either with a knife and fork, or folded and held by hand. The butterscotch budino ($7), a creamy butterscotch pudding topped with a warm butterscotch sauce and toasted, salted almonds, should also not be missed. The dish that I have not stopped thinking about, however — the dish that makes my mouth water as I type these words — is the ricotta ($9). Listed on the menu as “house made ricotta/charred bread/ olive oil,” the simplicity of the description belies the impact of the dish’s flavor. Extravirgin olive oil swirls on the plate around the cheese, and thick slices of Baker Street semolina bread are toasted and ready to be spread with the ricotta. As for the ricotta, it is mild, cool, and creamy. In a word: heavenly. It is made with milk from Pittsford Farms Dairy that is so fresh and vibrant, as are the herbs that top the dish, that the taste is not just delicious, but holds with it the promise of spring. That’s a promise we’re deeply in need of in the depths of February. Note: City Newspaper contributing writer

Dayna Papaleo is employed at Osteria Rocco. She did not, nor did anyone connected with the restaurant, have any advanced knowledge of or influence on this review. rochestercitynewspaper.com

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“I’m 2 tons of fun of twisted steel and sex appeal!”

Rochester’s

Miss Darienne Lake brings her big, brassy personality to

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” [ FEATURE ] BY ERIC REZSNYAK

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” WATCH: Darienne Lake appears on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, debuting

Monday, February 24, 9 p.m. on Logo TV (Time Warner Channel 179). You can also watch episodes on logotv.com or via the Logo TV app.

PARTY: Hang out with Darienne Lake herself at official “Drag Race” viewing parties at The Bachelor Forum (670 University Ave.) every Monday 9 p.m. Watch the show, interact with the queen, have some drinks. DISCUSS: Want to kiki about all the “Drag Race” drama? Head to the Entertainment Blog on rochestercitynewspaper.com, where Features Editor Eric Rezsnyak will open the library every Tuesday morning. Bring your reading glasses.

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That’s Miss Darienne Lake’s tagline, and it’s a good description of the Rochester drag diva. Darienne — given name Gregory Meyer — has been performing in the Rochester area for 22 years. She is almost as much of an institution as the regional amusement park that inspired her name. And now, at age 41, Darienne is poised to hit the big time as she makes her debut as a competitor in the sixth season of Logo TV’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” premiering on Monday, February 24. Actually, you could argue that Darienne has already arrived. Since she was officially announced as a member of the cast back in December, Darienne has amassed more than 4,000 followers on Twitter, and she has already started performing across the country. Her YouTube video covering RuPaul’s song “Lick It Lollipop,” released in early February, had more than 23,000 views after two weeks. And that’s before a single second of Darienne’s “Drag Race” season has aired. That is the power of “Drag Race,” a reality TV show produced and hosted by drag superstar RuPaul Charles that has grown from humble, low-budget beginnings to a pop-cultural phenomenon. Each season of the show sees considerable growth in ratings — 2013’s fifth-season premiere nabbed more than 1 million viewers — and has inspired a rabid fan base that blogs, vlogs, and Tumbles virtually every facet of the show. The series has had a profound impact on drag culture, bringing it into mainstream America, and arguably making the form of entertainment more popular than ever. The Rochester drag scene already knows the benefit of the show’s reach. Formerly local performer Pandora Boxx — one of Darienne’s “drag children” — came in fifth in the show’s second season back in 2010, and became hugely popular with viewers. Within a year she moved to Los Angeles, and since then has appeared on several “Drag Race” spin-offs, appeared on network television, launched a stand-up comedy career, and now hosts her own “Drag Race” video recap show. Will Darienne experience the same national success as her drag sister? In her “Meet the Queens” video for “Drag Race” she states that she would like to “show America that a big, large, and FUNNY lady can make it all the way to the end.” Over the next three months we’ll all get to see how she fares in this season stocked with very impressive competitors. In the meantime, you can check out Darienne live every Friday night as part of the “Facelift Fridays” show at 140 Alex Bar & Grill. And she’s only one of the many talented drag queens who call Rochester home. See the accompanying article to get to know some of Rochester’s drag royalty. Then grab some friends, head out to a show, and have a blast. And make sure to tip generously — good wigs are hard to find.

City had an opportunity to speak with Darienne in advance of the premiere of “Drag Race” Season 6, which she shot in Los Angeles last summer under a shroud of secrecy and sequins. An edited transcript of the conversation follows.

Aggy, Kasha, Ambrosia Salad, Samantha Vega, Deelicious, etc. When did you start doing drag? What was your inspiration?

I was 18 years old. I saw Aggy Dune perform in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” in

One night they dragged me to an afterhours, painted my face, and they said I looked like Ricki Lake from “Hairspray.” They all said, “Be her little sister, Darienne Lake.” I wanted to be named after an eyeshadow color: Heather Sky. But all of my friends kept calling me Darienne Lake, and it just kind of stuck.

CITY: Darienne, congratulations on making it on to “Drag Race.” How many seasons have you been trying to get on the show? Darienne Lake: This was my third time

“Drag Race” isn’t your first TV appearance — you were featured in the VH1 documentary “Boys Will Be Girls.” What did you take away from that appearance?

auditioning.

Actually, back in 1993, I went on “The Ricki Lake Show” because there was a topic, “You’re Too Fat to be a Drag Queen.” Nothing came of that. Then in 2003, there was the VH-1 thing. They found us through Pandora Boxx’s website. They came to Rochester to interview us. Initially they were only going to do one of us, but they saw me and Pandora as the Lucy and Ethel of Rochester. We were stealing Christmas trees from the Boy Scouts while in drag. They take so much footage, and then you see what they show. So it was interesting to see how they edited it, and what I learned from the process. You kind of see who you are on camera, and what you’re saying. And also, when you’re forced to talk about yourself, it kind of becomes a therapy session. You get a better handle on who you are as a performer, a person, etc.

Had you adapted your audition video over the years? Did you try anything different this time?

For the first one, I thought, “Let me try it, give them what I think they want to hear.” For the second one, I thought, “Let me give them what I think they’re asking for.” Third time, I decided I was just going to give them what I felt like giving them. So it changed from an idea of what they might want, to, “You know what? Here’s me.” I think what came through this time was my sense of humor, my honesty, and me being myself. Being confident and being happy with who I am, and knowing that I’m not perfect, and I have things to improve on. You won the fan-voted spot for this season. Four of the 10 queens up for that spot were from Rochester. Why do you think our local queens get so much support for this show?

You’re Pandora’s drag mother. What was your experience watching her on “Drag Race” back on Season 2?

I think with small towns, we have a lot of work to do just to get people out to our shows. In larger cities people are going to go out regardless. In a small city, what are you going to do to get people to go out? It’s a tighter group, so we work well together. It’s not as hungry in the way that, say, a girl’s trying to steal my gig. For us, drag is not our life-and-death career. It’s something we enjoy, and enjoy doing together. There’s camaraderie. We’re sisters. In New York City you can have five, six different drag “houses.” We’re all in the same house here.

I was proud of her, and excited. There are so many times you want to yell through the screen and say, “Say something!” But you can’t really understand until you’re in that situation yourself. When you’re filming, a lot of the time you tell yourself, “Bite your tongue, this is going to explode.” Other times you think, “This would be really good TV to say something….” Part of my style is I’m not really the confronting type. I’m more of the, “put the stick of dynamite and matches in the room and see what happens” type. I’m a pot stirrer. And I love to play devil’s advocate.

What do you think about the current state of the Rochester drag scene? Improving? Sliding?

I think it’s improving. It was really fantastic, and then over the past three years it seemed like it was sliding and people weren’t going out as much — guys were hooking up online, improving themselves, not becoming alcoholics. The bars were not treating us like the divas we are. For the queens, we were saying, “This is a hobby for me, and it’s becoming not fun.” So we started phasing out and getting into different things. Then recently, 140 Alex reached out to us, and asked what it would take to get the girls back. Money. With money, all of us will be there. People will come out. It’ll be a great show. Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune have proved that people will pay $30 for their shows [as the Big Wigs; see accompanying article for more details]. If you build it, they will come. So we built a great show of me,

I’ve had people come up to me and say, “Oh, I remember when you were dressed like a roller-skating Christmas tree doing backflips to the song ‘Xanadu.’” I’ve been a Christmas tree, I’ve rollerskated, I’ve done “Xanadu.” But backflips? It’s not a wise idea to put my ass above my head. People mesh things together.

The show keeps getting bigger and bigger. It has brought drag further into the mainstream than possibly ever before.

Panorama Plaza, and I wondered if that was a girl or a guy. She was so good. I was still borderline coming out of the closet. I went to my first drag show right around January 1990. It was so much fun, so exciting. So then I started going out on a regular basis, and me and a friend from high school would go to the Princess Restaurant at 12 Corners and have breakfast after the shows. All the drag queens would come in and have breakfast as well, and I got in that way.

How do you describe your performance style?

I usually do campy, fun performances. Audiences want to see something fun and exciting. Every once in a while I’ll throw in something big and dramatic. But I always try to keep it light and fun and an escape for the audience. Folks who come out to see a queen cry over a ballad — I’m over it. You have to throw in popular Top 40 songs, but if that’s all you do, that’s not going to be something people remember.

It’s so huge, and it’s great to see. [Season 4 contestant] Willam just hosted the “Real World” aftershow for MTV. I would give both my left and right boobs to have them air my season of “Drag Race” on MTV or VH1. For Pandora’s season they re-aired it on VH1. And Season 2 took off like gangbusters because of the visibility. For our season, they did this whole Tumblr-Twitter-Pinterest reveal when announcing the queens, and it created such a frenzy. They really have outdone themselves this year. It keeps getting bigger and bigger, even though some of the queens are getting smaller and smaller…. continues on page 13 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11

you stay Get to know your local drag queens While Rochester’s Darienne Lake is getting national attention on “Drag Race,” our own local drag scene remains stocked with many talented, gorgeous, funny queens. Below find an introduction to some of the other first ladies of Rochester drag.

Samantha Vega

Samantha Vega

How many years have you been doing drag?

I first did drag in the mid-1990’s when I was in college at RIT. I performed at a couple of clubs on amateur nights. I took a break while I was in grad school, and upon my return to Rochester in 2002 the itch brought me back to the stage. Is there a cream for that? How would you describe your style? I like to reinvent pop-culture characters and give them a little twist of my own. (There are millions of ways in which Disney princesses can be so raunchy!) I also like dancing and I am addicted to 90’s music, and of course love my Latin music! I favor drag makeup to fish make-up, or camp make-up. I paint accordingly. What has been your favorite drag experience? The pinnacle moments of my

drag experience have been my winning moments at the pageants. Three in particular come to mind: Miss Gay Rochester 2007, Miss Gay Syracuse 2008, and Miss Muthers. It’s always great to be recognized by your peers and people in the industry, and of course the fans. Website for more info: Facebook.com/ QueenSamanthaVega is where it’s at!

DeeDee Dubois

Inspiration for drag name: It actually came

from the RuPaul Book of Drag! It’s also close to my real name’s initials, and “Triple D” is just about right for my breast size. How would you describe your style? Some would say “campy” or “clown drag.” I just call it my own style. I enjoy playing with make-up. I have many feminine features in 12 CITY FEBRUARY 19-25, 2014

DeeDee Dubois

drag, but in the end, I’m just a dude wearing make-up, and I’m totally OK with that. When/where do you usually perform in Rochester: I host the Thursday night show

at Tilt Nightclub. I also run a monthly Saturday WCP (Wild College Party) at Tilt. I also perform at many local college shows. Website for more info: facebook.com/ deedee.dubois

Kasha Davis

Inspiration for drag name: First pet (angry

poodle) and first street (in Scranton, PA). This technique also works for porn names. Use it at parties! How many years have you been doing drag?

I have been doing drag on the “professional circuit” for 10 years. I started much earlier in life when I was married to a woman, but she was a size 10 and I’m more of a 16-18. So ya know, it would have never worked out. How would you describe your style? “Lord and Taylor/Von Maur mother of the bride.” Favorite songs to perform: The classics — Judy, Tina, Liza, Bette. Those DIVAS who sing to every beat of my middle-aged heart. What has been your favorite drag experience?

My favorite drag experience has been with the fabulous Aggy Dune with our show, The Big Wigs. It’s been a dream of ours to take divas our way and break out of performing only at the gay clubs, and to make drag a fun experience for all, young and old. (That and, when I first met Aggy, she told me, “Kasha don’t be afraid to TRY and look pretty.” We’ve been gal pals ever since.) When/where do you usually perform in Rochester: You can catch our schedule on

Kasha Davis

our website at www.thebigwigsshow.com. Also, you can catch “Being Kasha Davis,” my video blog on YouTube, where you can watch Mr. Davis and I from the comfort of your own lazy boy.

Kyla Minx

Inspiration for your drag name: I absolutely

love Kylie Minogue! I wanted to pay tribute to her, but not steal her name, so Kyla was pretty close. I’d read that “Minx” was one of her nicknames, so I DID steal that! How would you describe your style? My general rule is, the shorter the dress, the better. High-class (or is that “no class”?) hooker, basically. Though, I do enjoy a gown every now and then for a bit of elegance. What has been your favorite drag experience? Being one of the cover girls

of the August 2013 edition of Rochester Woman Magazine. It was the first time I’ve been asked to do something like that, and it was so fun. Plus, I enjoy performing in shows at colleges or fundraisers, like Trillium Health’s White Party. It feels good that people would even think to ask me to perform at these events. Website for more info: I can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks by searching “Kyla Minx.” Also, check what’s written on bathroom walls.

Aggy Dune

How many years have you been doing drag?

It’s been said I’ve been doing drag since the days of Stonewall. Oh hell, I’ve been doing it since the days of Stonehenge. (About 30 years.)

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This season you are the only plus-sized contestant out of the 14 competing queens. What was that like?

Based on everything we’ve seen, the Season 6 queens really are an incredibly strong bunch. Were you intimidated once you met the cast?

I had a new respect for [previous plus-sized “Drag Race” contestants] Delta Work, Stacy Layne Matthews, Madame LaQueer, and Latrice Royale. That shit is tough, to be standing there in heels for hours — you come in at 8 in the morning and you don’t get back until 10 p.m. I started out in stilettos and wore them down to flats. There are so many different ways you can look at it. Some people look at it as, “Someone’s gotta go home first. Curse of the big girl.” Some people say, “You’re going to be the funny girl, you need to be funny — the funny fat girl.” No, I’m going to be everything. I can be sexy pin-up. I can be the dancer. As long as I work at it, I can do it. I might not be your favorite. You might not think I’m the sexiest. But I’m trying to be a voice for all the fatties and freaks.

No. For me, I looked at it as: none of these queens have what I have. Some of them are pretty; I’m prettier. Some of them can lipsynch, but nobody can lipsynch better than I can. If some of the judges are not into what I’m selling, I’m not their cup of tea — I’m going to give them what I am. Even going back to my audition: I’m going to give you what I have. This is what I have.

Kyla Minx

What has been your favorite drag experience? With a career as long as mine,

there have been so many great moments involved with doing drag. Some of my highlights have been hosting Dare2Care, an anti-bullying organization, at Cleveland City Hall. I was able to work with some amazing leaders in the community and some truly amazing youth who will be the leaders of the future. I am most proud of the work Kasha Davis and I have done as The Big Wigs, bringing our show to mainstream audiences and being so embraced by them. Most recently I was excited about bringing my craft the next level by starring in “Me and Jezebel” at the Blackfriars Theater, playing the part of Bette Davis. When/where do you usually perform in Rochester: I usually perform at 140 Alex

every Friday night with Kasha Davis, Ambrosia Salad, and Darienne Lake. Our Big Wigs show can be seen at the Golden Ponds in Greece, as well as the JCC, and the Rochester Fringe Festival. My next big

You’ve already started booking national appearances and the season hasn’t even started airing. Are you ready for your career to go into supernova once the show airs?

That is the thing that is sort of crazy. I still do my job as a stylist at the Thomas Lawrence Salon. I’m still going to try to hold on to that, because I think at this age

Aggy Dune

of my life, I don’t know what’s going to happen. If things take off and it’s amazing, great. If things don’t explode like some of the other girls, that’s great. I still have a life. I still want to be in Rochester at least a couple of times a week. I’ll ride the ride, whatever that is. Where are you hoping your career takes you?

I’d love for people to really connect with me, connect with my story and what I’m trying to convey on the show. I want them to bring me to their town, their city, their village, whatever. I’d love to see the world. I always wanted to. So I want to tour the world, see all the places, and do it on someone else’s dime. And hey, if Ryan Murphy sees me and wants to cast me on the next “American Horror Story: Circus Freaks,” I would be a wonderful bearded lady.

Lounge. Also I do guest spots at 140 Alex Bar and Grill. Website for more info: You can find me on Facebook as Kim McEachern.

Miss Deelicious

Inspiration for your drag name: I took my

by Beyonce. It’s the song that made me who I am as an entertainer today.

What has been your favorite drag experience? My favorite drag experience

was a ball that was hosted by the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley when I was 16 and Naiomi Kayne (Carlos), the owner of Muthers, was doing a show there for the youth ball. She pulled me up on stage and I got a taste of the limelight and I lost it from there.

Because it’s about so much more than drag or about gayness. There’s so much you can relate to. There really is competition and sportsmanship, and so much laughter. I think this year people are going to watch an episode, and then rewatch it to see things they missed, because they were laughing too hard. It’s really enjoyable and such a nail biter. These queens are so equally matched. Everyone has great strengths and weaknesses. It’s anybody’s game — anybody’s. People’s mind on drag has changed over the years. At first it was female impersonators, looking female. And then it was about being campy and loud. And then there are these whole genderfuck kinds of queens. The show is really changing the minds of people. Drag is not one thing anymore.

Miss Deelicious

outing will be at Rain Lounge in Syracuse this month with Shangela, Alysa Edwards, Milk, and Michelle Visage, all from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Website for more info: Check me out on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Vine.

Favorite songs to perform: “Get Me Bodied”

What would you say to readers who have never watched “Drag Race”? Why should they turn in this season?

Ambrosia Salad

name from the movie “Edward Scissorhands.” One of my favorites, but the scene where a female is forcing a spoonful of the dish down Edward’s throat made me think of drag. Some people love it, some people don’t. Plus it’s great being a food of the gods!

Ambrosia Salad

How would you describe your style? I

would describe my style as campy drag. I enjoy the colored wigs, platform heels, KISS-like make-up, and glitter of course. I am a tall guy and don’t think the female impersonator is me. What has been your favorite drag experience?

Winning Miss Gay Rochester would be one. I also loved meeting David Cassidy at the world’s largest disco in Buffalo. Who wasn’t in love with Keith Partridge? When/where do you usually perform in Rochester: I am currently performing

Fridays at 140 Alex.

When/where do you usually perform in Rochester: I perform every Thursday

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When I heard that this album was a space-rock opera, my intrigue trumped my apprehension and I dove in. I’m glad I did, as I was catapulted into an ecstatic and cinematic dreamscape. Wax Fang’s “The Astronaut” is indeed otherworldly, but not the least bit odd. It tells the tale of an astronaut lost in space who is sucked into a black hole. He then emerges on the other side as a galactic super-being of sorts. According to the band, “The Astronaut” is an ode to the wonder, the majesty, and the horror of the universe. Wax Fang is a duo — Scott Carney and Jacob Heustis — out of Louisville, Kentucky. The band has always employed a certain degree of psych-rock frosting atop its music for emphasis. On this album, it doesn’t cop out by employing stock floating effects to simulate universal depth, but rather brilliantly divides “The Astronaut” into three movements rooted in the curiosity of indie-rock precursors like Pink Floyd and Television. The first movement alone will kick your ass as it vacillates between a lilting eternal feeling and blind beauty before building — or rather careening — into a blustery, end-of-the-word-sounding Ornette Coleman/Black Sabbath sonic hell. This is one of the most powerful pieces of music I’ve heard in, well, perhaps ever. It’s astounding. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

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Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. Marco. Pomodoro, 3400 Monroe Ave. 586-7000. mypomodoro.com. 6 p.m. Call for info. [ REGGAE/JAM ] Personal Blend. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ] Alex Patrick. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Colossus w/Eggs Benedict. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.

[ CLASSICAL ] Playing as part of the Rochester

Celebrity Organ Recital Series, organist Edoardo Bellotti will put on a program of works by J.S. Bach, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, and others. Pieces will be performed at Christ Church, using both the CraigheadSaunders Baroque organ and the Hook & Hastings Romantic organ. Bellotti is an associate professor of organ, harpsichord, and improvisation at the Eastman School of Music. He has held prior faculty positions in Germany and Italy, and performs at festivals and concert venues around the world. — BY PALOMA CAPANNA

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Classical Even so, Fleisher’s path was not just to find a broader relationship with music through outlets like playing left-hand-only repertoire, conducting, or teaching; it was to search far and wide for treatments and cures, as well as continually returning to the piano keyboard with both hands on the ivories. “There was always that hope that as mysteriously as it appeared, it might disappear,” says Fleisher. “Having done it [played the piano] for 35 years, you don’t just drop that.”

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When I wrote up my 2013-2014 classical season preview for City last summer, I selected the Ying Quartet’s concert with Leon Fleisher as my top pick. The concert sold out weeks ago. The Ying Quartet, of course, sells out every concert on its own. Pairing The Ying Quartet with legendary pianist Leon Fleisher could easily have sold out a larger venue. It came almost as a surprise that Fleisher found the time to speak with me. At 85, his career has spanned the globe for decades. By age 9, Fleisher was a student of Artur Schnabel. By age 16, Fleisher made his debut with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Pierre Monteux. In 1952, at age 24, he was the first American to win the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium. There isn’t a grand classical venue or a top-notch orchestra at which Fleisher hasn’t performed. 16 CITY FEBRUARY 19-25, 2014

And yet, when I rang the provided number, Fleisher himself answered the telephone and proceeded to spend an unhurried 45 minutes talking with me about everything from President Barack Obama to Fleisher’s earliest memories of listening to his older brother taking piano lessons. In my research, I had come across a story Fleisher told a British newspaper of how his mother gave him a choice between becoming a concert pianist or becoming the president of the United States. It was where I started, asking him what kind of a president he would have made. His laughter was deep and easy, and his response completely candid: “I would probably be a lousy president.” Fleisher offered the pivot that he was very lucky to have a mother whose vision for her second son happened to coincide with whatever gifts he had. “That’s really lucky, you know,” says Fleisher, “a parent who sees her child without telling him to become something or another, because so often the gift of the child lies in a different direction.” From an age even before kindergarten, Fleisher’s days in San Francisco were “pretty well regulated with practicing and tutoring,” he says. He never attended public school.

But it was not Fleisher’s many successes that have ended up defining him as a pianist or as a man. In 1965, at the age of 36, Fleisher lost the use of the fourth and fifth fingers on his right hand due to a condition known as “focal dystonia.” Fleisher first noticed the sensation that the two fingers wanted to curl into his palm. His initial response was increased practice, and in less than a year those two fingers were essentially curled into the palm of his hand and were going numb. “After the onset of this focal dystonia, I moped around and whined for about two years,” says Fleisher. “Then I realized it wasn’t piano playing that had me in its thrall, but that it was music, and that there were other ways of reestablishing that connection.” I asked Fleisher whether there was any difference between a pianist having to adjust to illness or injury and a classical musician who is unable to reach the zenith of a full-time performance and competition career. Fleisher thought not. In either case, “It takes the ability to step back and find ways to keep that connection going, to find continued activity in the realm of music,” he says.

It wasn’t until 1991 that Fleisher got the diagnosis of focal dystonia and began treatments involving Rolfing and botox. In 1995, he resumed delivering two-handed concerts. A documentary on his journey, appropriately titled “Two Hands,” was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007. As he said in a PBS Newshour interview in 2011, “When it works, it’s a state of ecstasy.” In spite of the evidence that would suggest that Fleisher is never going to let go of two-handed piano performance, he remains unwavering in his belief that he is committed to music as a whole, not just piano performance. “It’s a very personal thing,” Fleisher says. “The wonderful thing is that music is always there and available to you, whether or not you are able to earn a living, keep a roof over your head, keep your refrigerator stocked by means of making music, or whether you do it through any other way. Music is always there for you. There’s no need ever to relinquish it.” His tone is at once authoritative without being condescending, something like James Earl Jones, and this becomes the bigger surprise of my conversation with Fleisher. When I scroll through my memories and impressions of seeing and hearing him, the sounds and images are quieter and unassuming. Fleisher is about Brahms, and a pedagogy passed down from pupils of Beethoven (1712-1773) to Carl Czerny (1791-1857) directly to Theodor Leschetizky (1830-1915) directly to Artur Schnabel (1882-1951) and thus to Fleisher. For Fleisher’s 85th birthday last year, Sony Classical released “Leon Fleisher: The Complete Album Collection,” a 23-disc boxed set, heavily weighted into the lineage of composers flowing through his teachers and his parents’ Russian/Polish heritage. I seized upon mention that, among his Western medicine attempts for a cure, Fleisher had experienced Eastern healing and meditation. Fleisher gave back a very candid cut. “Everything in our life and our culture today is calculated to prevent us from self-

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A few days later I was speaking with David Ying, cellist in the Ying Quartet, who is himself a Grammy-winning musician climbing toward the great summit of classical-music performance. Indeed, the concert on February 23 will include one piece with Fleisher, the Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. The rest of the concert will be pure Ying Quartet, including the Schumann String Quartet No. 2 in F, Op. 41, No. 2 and the Prokofiev String Quartet No. 2, Op. 92. Ying doesn’t expect there will be differences in how the rehearsals are conducted. “Whether we’re playing with Leon Fleisher or a freshman student at Eastman, we’re not interested in recreating our way, we’re interested in learning new things about the piece,” says Ying. Even so, Ying and I are both conscious that we’re talking about the Leon Fleisher, and Ying reveals a child-like excitement. “I expect it will be like one of those games you play: If you could have dinner with anybody, who would it be? We get to spend a couple of hours with Leon Fleisher, and everybody else gets to be invited to the dinner,” says Ying. “Four hundred and 50 people will get to share that experience in Kilbourn Hall. We only wish we had a little bigger hall.”

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reflection,” says Fleisher. “We’re bombarded on all sides by distractions, by efforts to keep us from self-examination, to keep us from thinking. Music in elevators. Traffic on the streets. Very little time or space for a kind of self-reflection or meditation.” And within that space, what does Fleisher still want to do after more than 80 years at the piano, conducting, teaching, and writing a memoir titled “My Nine Lives”? “The great composers — the truly, truly great ones — they gave us some of the greatest creations in the history of humankind, and there are mysteries in there that continue to need to be resolved,” says Fleisher. “It’s a never-ending process, and one that we can look forward to in playing with the Yings. Not ever having played with them before, there will be this process of getting to know them, giving ideas, getting ideas. That’s what is fascinating. The performance, in a way, is secondary. It’s the process that’s so gratifying and enlivening.”

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 The Blues Project ft. Gordon Munding and friends. The

Beale, 693 South Ave. 2714650. thebealegrille.com. Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Johnny Bauer. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N. Goodman St. 266-3570. 6 p.m. Call for info. Meg Williams. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]

Big D Duo. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Free. Son House Blues Night. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]

Baroque Trumpet Splendor ft. Brian Shaw. Memorial Art Gallery,

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Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts. First

Univeralist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

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Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8. [ JAZZ ]

Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays ft. The Charles Mitchell Group.

Espada Brazilian Steak, 274 N. Goodman St. Village Gate. 473-0050. espadasteak.com. 6 p.m. Free. Charlie Parr. The Bop Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3354. bopshop.com. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar

& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free. John Palocy Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Mike Kaupa. Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. 348-9104. 6 p.m. Call for info.

The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.

Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. Soul Express. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 8 p.m. Free. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Roncone’s, 232

Lyell Ave. 458-3090. ItalianRestaurantRochester.com. 6 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ] Cold Sweat. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 9 p.m. Free. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. King Maker, Valor. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Richie Ramone. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. $15-$20.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

Acoustic Brew w/Jeff Cosco, Dino & Fickle 93.3. Richmond’s

Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern. com. 4 p.m. Free. Andrew Olivo. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info.

Brian McCormick “Becoming One” EP Release w/The Fevertones, Eliphino, Jim Drew, and The Skeleton Keys. Artisan

Church, 1235 South Clinton Ave. 506-6338. 7 p.m. $10. Jim Lane. The Reunion Inn, 4565 Culver Rd. 323-9899. 9:30 p.m. Free. Johnny Bauer. Lucky’s Irish Bar Chili, 3240 Chili Ave. 889-1005. 9 p.m. Call for info. Jumbo Shrimp w/Jimmy Jam. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 5 p.m. Free. Kari Todesco. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Landmark. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. $3. Pan de Oro. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ] King Bees. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille. com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Tickle Your Inkus. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 2161070. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]

Gospel Fridays: Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Choir. City Hall,

30 Church St. cityofrochester.gov. 12:30 p.m. City Hall Atrium. Call for info. Reiner Eschbach. La Casa, 93 Alexander St. 585-730-5025. https://facebook.com/pages/LaCasa/148219738674006. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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Local band Black Ribbon makes its own brand of pop punk, drawing influences from bands like Descendents, Green Day, and Alkaline Trio. Black Ribbon’s music encompasses all the important qualities of pop punk — including a knack for melody, palpable energy, and a rebellious attitude. The band refers to its genre as “90’s punk rock,” and it’s clear through its music that the group has a true reverence for pop punk of the past. Due to its energetic approach toward music making, Black Ribbon is a band that is sure to put on a great live show. Black Ribbon performs with On The Cinder, Stolen Bikes, and Comedown on Friday, February 21, 10 p.m. at Monty’s Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. Tickets are $3 at the door. facebook.com/blackribbonny. — BY LEAH CREARY Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series: Edoardo Bellotti.

Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. christchurchrochester. org. 8 p.m. $5-$15. [ COUNTRY ] Karma. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Mike Snow Band. Sandra’s Saloon, 276 Smith St. 585-2856786. 9 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

DJ Tim Tones. Skylark Lounge,

40 South Union St. 270-8106. theskylarklounge.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Heaven. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook.com/ Tiltnightclub. 10 p.m. Call for info.

Igloo Vortex: Jesse A.M., Igloo Music. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 222-5683. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]

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The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free.

The Sanctuary ft. Jimmie Highsmith, Fatima, and Wycliffe Gordon. Baobab Cultural Center,

728 University Ave. 7 p.m., 8:45 p.m. $20-$40. Sofrito. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 8:30 p.m. Free. Soul Express. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Special Blend. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. continues on page 20

Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Spectrum Jazz Night.

Spectrum Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. 855-444-0201. spectrumcreativearts.org. Third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. $10. Two for the Road. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 2326090. panevinoristorante.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ R&B ] Shine. Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 585-924-3232. fingerlakesgaming.com. Call for info. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]

Slap Weh Fridays ft. Blazin Fiyah. Eclipse Bar & Lounge,

dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. Cherry Bomb. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. nolasweb.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Hall Pass, Taran. V-Pub at the Villager, 245 South Main St. 3942890. 9 p.m. Call for info. Happy Hour: Dan Ripley. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 5 p.m. 21+. Free. Into the Now. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Small Town. T.C. Hooligans, 134 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 2257180. 9 p.m. Call for info.

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Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave. Penfield. rochestercrc.org. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. Blue Jimmy. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 497-7010. flahertys.com. Call for info. Brian Rath. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble. Harmony House, 58 East Main St. Webster. 8 p.m. $10-$18.

Gavin, Grady & Pyntch w/ Andrew Olivo. Boulder Coffee

Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. Fazool’s Casual Italian Kitchen, 51 Market St. Brockport. 431-3072. 8:30 p.m. Free. Marty Roberts. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 671-0816. flahertys.com. Call for info. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info.

Tony Padilla. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177.com. 11 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]

Gap Mangione New Blues Band. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa,

199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. John Cole Blues Band. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Sweet T and Johnny B. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]

Eastman Philharmonia with Itzhak Perlman. Kodak Hall at

Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $20-$115. Soweto Gospel Choir. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. 389-2170. artscenter.naz.edu. 7 p.m. $35-$65.

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Border Town. Nashvilles, 4853

W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]

Beau Ryan. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Free. Eric Reed: Tribute to Thelonious Monk. Hochstein Performance

Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 4544596. hochstein.org. 8 p.m. $15-$43.

Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,

1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar

& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free. Just Jazz. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante.com. 6:30 p.m. Free.

The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.

Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. Ryan Carey. La Casa, 93 Alexander St. 585-730-5025. https://facebook.com/pages/LaCasa/148219738674006. 6:30 p.m. Free. Smooth Talkers. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250. Fairport. 598-3820. EagleVale. com. 7 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]

1st Annual Winter Sucks Party ft. Krystal Synn, Dirty White Boys, and A Taste of Evil. Main Street Armory,

900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com. 9 p.m. $10-$15.

Caitlin Trabert’s B-Day Bash w/Harmonica Lewinski, Light Feelings, and Secret Pizza. Bug

Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8. The Galileo Band. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 10 p.m. Free. Household Pest. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. nolasweb. com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Mr. Mustard. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. $5. Radio Nation. Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 585-9243232. fingerlakesgaming.com. Call for info. Redeye Jack. TP’s Irish Pub, 916 Panorama Trail. 385-4160. 9:30 p.m. Free. Revolver. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 2708570. richmondstavern.com. 9 p.m. Free. River Lynch. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free.

Save The Grizzly Benefit ft. New City Slang, The Cheetah Whores, Heatseeker, Blurring, CLockmen, and The Emersons.

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This Or The Apocalypse w/Sworn In, Shai Hulud, and Sirens & Sailors. Montage Music Hall,

50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 6:30 p.m. $15-$17. Tryst. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ PineappleJacks. 9:30 p.m. Call for info Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-JACK. trystband.com. 9:30 p.m. $5. Turner Brown. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. Hamlin. 964-2010. hamlinstation.net. 8:30 p.m. Call for info.

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BLUES | CHARLIE PARR

Charlie Parr may be an early 21st century bluesman, but he looks and sounds like a vagabond riding the rails in the 1930’s. His finger-picking technique is superb; that is to say, it’s got just the right ragged edges. And his voice summons the spirits of blues singers from a bygone era. Maybe that’s because Parr grew up without a television and turned to his dad’s records (by Lead Belly, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Woody Guthrie, and others) to entertain him. Whatever it is, this guy’s the real thing. Charlie Parr plays Thursday, February 20, 8:30 p.m. at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave. $10 donation. 2713354, Bopshop.com. — BY RON NETSKY [ CLASSICAL ]

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135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Uptown Groove. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]

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Sleepy HaHas w/The Bygone Few, Sexy Teenagers, and Limeworks. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.

Matinee: Dead Meadow w/ Abandoned Buildings Club (Return Show), Drippers!, and Lamby. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 2:30 p.m. $8-$10.

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Art Fail trail “The Museum of Failure” BY CAITLIN CASS/THE GREAT MOMENTS IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION COOPERATIVE THROUGH FEBRUARY 23 HARTNETT GALLERY, WILSON COMMONS, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER RIVER CAMPUS 275-4188, BLOGS.ROCHESTER.EDU/ HARTNETT TUESDAY-FRIDAY 11 A.M.-7 P.M., SATURDAY-SATURDAY NOON-5 P.M. [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Though Thomas Edison was a concept thief and a bad wolf of a businessman, I’ve always appreciated this paraphrased quote attributed to him: “I haven’t failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” We are essentially momentary blips on a vast radar, signifying little unless we create some significant impact. And to our egos’ undying frustration, the outcomes of our endeavors are impossible to predict. Logically, there have been far more failures than successes along the way to now. The current installation at the University of Rochester’s Hartnett Gallery explores the nuanced stories of missteps and mistakes within Western culture in such a lighthearted fashion, that the pride and joy of humanity’s forward march begins to look like one giant face-palm. Under her identity as The Great Moments in Western Civilization Cooperative, Buffalo-based Caitlin Cass spoofs all over the Western Canon with her traveling, ever-evolving, craft-tastic “Museum of Failure” installation. As explained in her artist statement, Cass’s work is “fueled by humanity’s urgent, often ill-fated, desire to reach beyond itself,” and “strives to expose, honor, and commiserate in a history riddled with mistakes and uncertainty.” Hartnett’s site-specific iteration of the

Museum is a theatrically staged, maze-like installation of tall panels peppered with curtains, comics, drawings, assemblages, and a video. It is all centered around an embroidered “Tapestry of Failure,” which isolates momentous dramas from humanity’s history and cultural stories, which, for better or worse, got us to where we are today. Hand-painted, stylized lettering takes on personality

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and emotion, and illustrations open little windows to worlds of the past. Cass transforms actual failures into a kind of folklore, which involves some sarcastic summarizing of events in order showcase the morsels of morals she finds in each story. If history’s revisionists can sell the shiny, streamlined versions of our successes, Cass will deliver the realness and tell you why they actually kinda sorta sucked, too. The museum is as empathetic as it is irreverent — Cass is ultimately a friend of folly, inspiring her viewers with the knowledge that if history’s audacious greats were also so royally afflicted by gallant missteps, then perhaps greatness is also buried within our own bushel of blunders. A few posted suggestions encourage visitors to not feel forced to read everything in the show, to shrug off the limiting burden of academia’s authority, to know that we know nothing. Cass also includes a warning to mind the abyss, which is symbolically located within the museum itself, right after the bit about how it obsessed and then just about consumed Rorschach whole. In addition to considering outright failures, the exhibit itemizes some

previously under-examined failures hidden within — or disguised as — successes. Also, we snicker at so very many ideas taken quite seriously in the past, and should perhaps operate with that knowledge today, and set no science in stone. Everyone is fair game to Cass, from simple would-be inventors, to great thinkers, to entire empires. Immediately facing the entrance to the maze is a short, looping video of Franz Reichelt, an early 20th century tailor who was among the early engineers of failed suits intended to fly, captured the moments before of his leap from the Eiffel Tower. The jarring film is the only element in the show that places us with the subject at the moment of failure, and we move with him through hesitation, to resolve, to the inglorious drop, and then separate from him for a distance shot to witness his tiny body crumple and raise dust amid his fabric shroud, crushed by the planet’s cruel embrace. Nearby, Cass’s illustrations and text tell Reichelt’s tale in all of its absurdity, but the inclusion of the video humanizes his “iconic fit of human striving,” as she calls it.

A lengthy illustration suspended from above the exhibit moves viewers through time. It chronicles how the acquisition of opposable thumbs spurred the immediate manufacturing of weapons, several instances where ambition and curiosity unleashed the contents of Pandora’s proverbial box, that time when Europeans sent tykes to do their dirty work in the “Children’s Crusade,” but sold them into slavery instead, the baffled victims of the Bubonic Plague, helpless amid serious squalor, and details A corner of Caitlin Cass’s “Museum of Failure” installation at the University of Rochester’s Hartnett Gallery. PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK of unmentioned repercussions of the printing press and pedestals, she then gives each of “Those encyclopediae. Indolent Greeks” a giant wedgie with I can practically see Cass sitting in the a portrait and imagined confession back of a Western Civ course, listening for several ancient philosophers and to the lauded leaps in progress. Not so mathematicians. fast, she’d snort. During the Roman In “Nietzsche’s Madness,” the text conquest of Egypt, spite and a severe lack takes on the rambling wave form of foresight resulted in the destruction of rushing and retreating thoughts. of the Great Library of Alexandria. The Immediately after “Rorschach Confronts port city’s institution of lecture halls, the Blot,” we encounter The Abyss itself, a meeting rooms, gardens, and an estimated well of gloopy India ink. The pitchy mess, 400,000 scrolls, filled with knowledge from which words and sense arise and copied from books collected over untold return, is an ongoing theme throughout years, was reduced to ash. In addition to a the show, and within Cass’s inky drawings diminutive, informative comic strip, Cass themselves. Western history’s winding invites you to peer into history through path ends with a slideshow of Cass’s a miniature diorama box at the frozen illustrations and with cards, a pen, and moment of conflagrated knowledge, to ink with which visitors may suggest feel the gravity of so many snuffed torches “answers” to an unasked question. of truths — not to mention our reduced understanding of some of Africa’s great See an accompanying video for this article at: historic civilizations. Around the corner, Cass lambasts men who “meant well” but introduced industrial waste or religio-political wars. Depantsing the hell out of people on

Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Lomb Memorial Dr. LETTERpressworkBOOK: Innovation Disguised as Instruction. Through April 30. In conjunction with “The Printed Poem; The Poem as Print” exhibition. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Presentation Tue Feb 25, 5 p.m. 475-4213. ahfwml@rit.edu. library.rit.edu/cary/. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. “What’s New, Digital Goes Art.” Through May 3. Reception Feb 21, 6-8 p.m. millartcenter.com. [ CONTINUING ] ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Rd. “Richard Quataert: The Arresting Image.” Through Apr 20. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 288-7170. artisanworks.net. Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N Goodman St. “Design Showcase.” Through Feb 26. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 473-4000. artsrochester.org. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. “Shaman-isms: New Ceramic Sculpture by Bill Stewart.” Through Feb 22. 2326030 x23. axomgallery.com. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. Penfield Art Association Winter Juried Show. Through Mar 1. Mon-Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 586-6020. penfieldartassociation.com. Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, I College Dr. Two Solo Exhibits: Seven Words & Slavery by Juan Carlos Llera/New Work by Constance Mauro. Through Mar 8. Tue-Thu 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-5 p.m. 2455813. hawkins@ Geneseo.edu. geneseo.edu/galleries. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. Macedon. “Paint, Pastels and Photographs.” Through Feb 28. Work by Mark Smith, Sid Lorraine, and John Cieslinski. 474-4116. books_etc@yahoo.com. Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. “Stillness & Dance.” Through Feb 28. 275-3571. facebook.com/ BridgeArtGallery.URMC.; “Play.” urmc.rochester.edu. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. The Lobby Presents: A Tribute to T.Rex Dinosaur Art Show. Through April 2. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. lobbydigital.com. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Visual Discourse.” Through Mar 31. Photographs by Community Darkroom Photographers. Mon 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri 12-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920. geneseearts.org. Cornerstone Gallery, 8732 Main St., Honeoye. James Johnson, Robin Whiteman, Kala Stein, Alysha Baier. Through Feb 28. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. baierpottery@gmail.com. Creative Wellness Coalition Gallery, 320 N Goodman St, Suite 201. “Painting Big” Group Show. 325-3145 x144. mharochester.org. Crossroads Coffeehouse, 752 S Goodman St. The Artwork of Bethany Williams and Allie Hartley. 244-6787. xroadscoffeehouse.com. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands. Through

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It’s no secret that many artists are inspired by the works of other artists; some creators learn to create through imitation. But what happens when an artist uses a single artwork as thematic or aesthetic inspiration for a new work? Through March 28, Spectrum Gallery (100 College Ave.) will present “Photographs Re-Imagined,” a collaboration between Rochester Art Club and Arena Group. For this show, 30 artists who work in various media each created a work based on a photograph from “the essence of another creative piece of art, a photograph,” per the provided statement. Each of the muse photographs, selected by Spectrum Gallery director Bill Edwards, were assigned to artists in a lottery process. The Spectrum Gallery is free and open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ten participating artists will speak at the gallery each week (on March 13, 20, and 27, at 7-9 p.m.) about the processes they used to make the inspired artworks in the exhibition. Pictured is the glass sculpture created by Olivia Kim, inspired by a photo montage by John Solberg. For more information call 461-4447 or visit spectrumgalleryroc.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY May 4. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Dichotomy Rochester, 371 Park Ave. “Love Letters & Fruits of Passion” Through Feb 28. dichotomyrochester@gmail.com. dichotomyrochester.com. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St., Brockport. Sarah Hart: “The Inner Space.” Through Feb 22. 637-5494. differentpathgallery. com. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. Tracie Doerner. Through Feb 28. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. friendlyhome.org. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. Unexpected imagery. Through Feb 28. An Exhibition of images on, in, and with glass. Featuring the work of students, faculty and inspirational art from RIT. 2563312. galleryr99@gmail.com. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. “Arena Visions” by Arena Art Group. Through Mar 26. MonFri 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 7 a.m.-2 p.m. zannebrunner@gmail.com. thegeiselgallery.com. H&R Block Premium Office, 1100 Long Pond Rd., Suite 103, Country Village Center. Exhibit and Sale of Fine Art by Suburban Rochester Art Group. Through Apr 15. 227-0780. facebook.com/ SuburbanRochester Art Group. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. “The Museum of Failure” by Caitlin Cass. Through Feb 23. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. blogs. rochester.edu/hartnett. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. Marquetry by Charles Jaffe & Wood Turning by

Michael Hagan. Through Mar 6. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat trunk sales 11 a.m.-2 p.m. zannebrunner@gmail.com. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. “A Sense of Peace.” Through Feb 23. Tues-Sat 12-6 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. 482-1976. dano@rochester.rr.com. imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “A Rose is a Rose...or Not” David Kerstetter, Linda Kall, Ning Lee, and Janet Richardson. Through Feb 28. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 2641440. internationalartacquisitions. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. “David Werberig: Concerted Aggregation.” Through Feb 28. Sun 5-8 p.m., Mon-Thu 5-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m. 4904157. DWerberig@gmail.com. cwerberi@rochester.rr.com. Livingston Arts Center, 4 Murray Hill Dr., Mt. Morris. Freedom of Expression: Annual Members’ Exhibit. Through Mar 8. Wed & Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. Lockhart Gallery at SUNY Geneseo, 28 Main St. “A Man Digs a Hole” by Rio Takemura. Through Mar 13. Tues-Thu 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-5 p.m. 245-5813. geneseo.edu. Lower Link Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Ave. Art of the Book. Artist Books and Altered Books. 428-8053. libraryweb.org/ artofthebook. Main Street Arts, 20 W Main St., Clifton Springs. “Being Human” Group Show. Through Feb 28. continues on page 26

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Art Exhibits Reception Jan 11, 4-7 p.m. 315462-0210. mstreetarts@gmail. com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Contemporary Japanese Printmakers.” Through Mar 16 in Grand Gallery with “New Beginnings: Japanese Prints of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.” Also Lockhart Gallery through May 4: “Eduardo Paolozzi’s “General Dynamic F.U.N.” Also Lucy Burne Gallery through Feb 19: “Portraits, Patterns, & Projects: Adult Student Show.” Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. “Good Work: The Illustration Art Invitational.” Through Feb 20. Curated by David Cowles and Kathy Calderwood. 292-2021. monroecc.edu/go/mercer/. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. “Creations through Clutter” by Cheryl and Don Olney. Through Mar 30. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 546-8439 x3102. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Place. Albert Paley on Park Avenue. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. “Insight: The Inner Nature of Things.” Through Mar 7. Curated by artist Elizabeth Lyons and featuring the work of sculptors Francesca Lalanne, Mahine Rattonsey, Kate Roberts, and Jennifer Schinzing. Sun and Tues-Thu noon-5 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-8 p.m. 389-5073. naz.edu/art/arts-center-gallery. Nazareth College Colacino Gallery, 4245 East Ave. The Wildroot Group. Through Mar 14. WedSun, noon-5 p.m. 389-5073. naz. edu/art/colacino-art-gallery. New Deal Gallery, 4 Livingston County Campus. Mount Morris. Expressions of the Civil War. In recognition of the 150th Anniversary. Also “The Faces of

DANCE | BIODANCE & PRESENT TENSE DANCE

Two of Rochester’s most interesting dance troupes will be collaborating to present four concerts of whimsical and gestural movement. BIODANCE (pictured) and Present Tense Dance will each be premiering a new work, as well as sharing repertory work, in “Hot Off the Press.” BIODANCE will premiere “Solo Countersolo,” as well as reprise “On the Illusion of Permanence.” Present Tense will premiere “Wild Swans at Coole,” and reprise “Ten Pin Alley” and “Veritas.” “Hot Off the Press” will be performed at Geva Theatre Center’s Fielding Nextstage (75 Woodbury Blvd.) Friday-Sunday, February 21-23. Show times are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 & 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Adult tickets range from $18 to $25 and discounts are offered to students, children, and seniors. For more information, call 232-4382 or visit gevatheatre.org. — BY TAYLOR WHITE Michael Teres and Leslie Heen,” photographer Michael Teres and painter Leslie Heen in Apartment One. Wed & Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. “Tub time with Tate.” Through Apr 7. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 475-6406. rit.edu/ ntid/dyerarts. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. Watson Art Show? This! Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A collection of drawings, prints, & collages by Watson, a Rochester illustrator. 232-7340.

Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Solo Art Exhibit by Doris Britt. Towpath Cafe, 6 North Main St.(in the Box Factory Bldg), Fairport. Through Feb 27. Presented by and on loan from Outside the Box Art Gallery. Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Wed 8 a.m.-10 p.m., ThuSat 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 377-0410. towpathcafe.com.; ‘For LOVE of (SUB) urban Art.’ An exploration of urban/suburban life. Through Feb 28. Wed & Fri noon-3 p.m., Thu noon-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.org. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Patricia Tribastone and Ray

Hassard. Through Mar 1. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Art by Biscuit. recordarchive. com. RIT Bevier Gallery, 90 Lomb Memorial Dr., Booth Building 7A. Rochester-Finger Lakes Middle and High School Art Exhibition. Through Feb 24. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.4:30 p.m., Mon-Thu 7-9 p.m., Sat 1-4:30 p.m., Sun 2-4:30 p.m. RIT’s University Gallery (adjacent to Bevier Gallery). 475-2646. Roc Brewing Co., 56 S. Union St. Dude’s Night Out Anniversary Show. Through Mar 31. 7949798. rocbrewingco@gmail.com. rocbrewingco.com. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. “Makers & Mentors.” Through Mar 16. Carl Chiarenza, Lisa Bradley, Bruno Chalifour, and David Haas. WedSun 1-5 p.m. 461-2222. info@ rochestercontemporary.org. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. “Interactions of Time and Substance,” Landscape Paintings by Leigh Yardley. Through Feb 28. Mon & WedFri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 343-0055 x6490. genesee.edu/campuslife/ arts/gallery/. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. “(En) Gendered Juried Art.” Art & Music Library. Through Feb 27. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. rochester. edu/college/wst.; “Nurturing Inquiry.” Rare Books and Special Collections Department. Through Feb 28. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 275-4477. rochester.edu. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N Goodman St. Featuring artwork by local artists. Open First Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Second Saturdays, 12-4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m. 732-0036. shoefactoryarts.com. Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union St. Adult Art Show. 270-8106. theskylarklounge.com. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. “Photographs Re-Imagined, Inspiration from Inspiration.”

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Through Mar 28. With Arena Art Group and The Rochester Art Club. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Artists’ talks Mar 13, 20, & 27. 461-4447. spectrumgalleryroc.com. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. “Remains to be Seen,” an exhibit of wood engravings by Steven Lee-Davis. Through Mar 28. St. John Fisher College, Lavery Library, Lower Level Gallery. 385-8139. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. Gail Cunliffe: “The Box of Eight Explodes!” Through Apr 5. 271-2630. shoefactoryarts@gmail.com. starrynitescafe.com. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. “Andrew Au: Life Industries,” and “Amy Cheng: Irrational Exuberance.” Through Feb 23. 395-2787. brockport.edu/ finearts. University Gallery, James R Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Mobilizing America: Fighting World War I on the Homefront and Battlefront.” An exhibition featuring posters and photographs during the Great War from the Rochester Historical Society’s archival collection. Through Mar 21. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 475-2404. jleugs@ rit.edu. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. “Druckworks.” Through Apr 12. Books and projects by Johanna Drucker from 1972 to 2012. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Artist talk Mar 5, 6 p.m. 442-8676. vsw.org. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. “Fire & Ice” by Barbara McPhail. Through Feb 27. Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun non-5 p.m. 7851369. gallery34@flcc.edu.

Comedy [ THU., FEBRUARY 20 ] Ralphie May. 7:30 p.m. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. $35-$40 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com. Thea Vidale. Feb. 20-22. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 21 ] Tony Woods. Feb. 2122, 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue $12-$15 328-6000. jokefactorycomedyclub.com. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 22 ] John Oliver at RIT FreezeFest. 8 p.m. RIT Gordon Field House, One Lomb Memorial Drive FreezeFest runs Feb 21-23. For full schedule, visit campuslife. rit.edu/freezefest $15-$35 475 - 4121. Nuts and Bolts Comedy Improv 13th Anniversary show. 8 p.m. The Space Theater and Gallery, 1199 East Main Street $5-$10 683-1654. nabcomedy@gmail. com. tinyurl.com/l2c2f3l. The Standing Ovation Tour. 7 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Tickets start at $45.50 2225000. mail@rbtl.org. rbtl.org.

Dance Events [ THU., FEBRUARY 20 ] AlumniDance Showcase. 6 p.m. Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St., Brockport Free. brockport. edu/finearts. Dance Awareness Days. Feb. 20-22. Hartwell Dance Theatre, Hartwell Hall, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St., Brockport Participants must be at least 16 years old Free. brockport.edu/ finearts.

Art Events [ TUE., FEBRUARY 25 ] Irondquoit Art Club: Demo with Colette Savage. 7:30

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Kids Events [ WED., FEBRUARY 19 ] School Break Week: Circus-Circus. Through Feb. 23. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Included in museum admission $11-$13 271-1880. rmsc.org. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 21 ] Winter Wonderland Celebration. 12-3 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. An afternoon of free winter fun for kids and their

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British satirist and contributor to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” John Oliver will be performing stand-up comedy at this year’s FreezeFest at RIT. Oliver has been nominated for both Emmy and Writers Guild awards over the years and has a recurring role on the NBC sitcom, “Community.” He has also been quoted as saying he hopes to stay at “The Daily Show” for as long as the show and U.S. immigration will allow. Opening for Oliver will be Brooks Wheelan, a cast member of “Saturday Night Live.” Both will be performing Saturday, February 22, 8 p.m. at Gordon Field House at RIT, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive. Tickets are $35 for the general public, $15 for RIT students, and can be purchased online, by calling 475-4121, or visiting the Gordon Field House Box Office. Other events scheduled during FreezeFest include ice sculptures, a dance party, a sausage and sauerkraut fest, a bake-off, a 5K race, and lots of other activities. Events take place Friday-Sunday, February 21-23, at various times. For more information, and a complete list of events, visit http:// campuslife.rit.edu/freezefest. — BY TAYLOR WHITE families during the February Recess. Dress warm for fun activities such as ice skating, snow-man building contests, indoor crafts, snowshoeing, and more. Free hot beverages and snacks. Ice skates will be available for rent Free, suggested donation of one non-perishable food item

428-7541. cityofrochester.gov/ winteradventures. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 22 ] Cool Kids: Little Science Wizards. 10 a.m. Genesee Community College, 1 College Road . Batavia Free 637-3984. coolkids@ rochester.rr.com.

Edgerton Model Railroad Club Monthly Open House. Last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St. Free, donations gladly accepted. 428-6769. edgertonmodelrailroadclub. com. Family Art Therapy Workshop: St Patty’s People. 10 a.m. Spectrum Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. Free. 383-1999. rusty@spectrumcreativearts.org. spectrumcreativearts.org. Treasure Island. 1 & 3:30 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. $11. 461-2000. tykestheatre.org.

Lectures [ WED., FEBRUARY 19 ] Film and Media Studies Talk. 6 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Welles-Brown Room. Eugenie Brinkema: “Violence and the Diagram, Or, The Human Centipede.” 275-5757. rochester.edu. Henrietta Garden Club. 6:45 p.m. Rivers Run, 50 Fairwood Dr Free 889-1547. henriettagardenclub@ gmail.com. The Icarus Sessions. Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Hanlon-Fiske Studios, 34 Elton St. Free. 705-6581. Science on the Edge Lecture Series. 7:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Feb 19: Robert Sullivan: “Recent Activities and Discoveries of the Mars Rovers Opportunity and Curiosity” $8-$15. 697-1942. rmsc.org. [ THU., FEBRUARY 20 ] Catholic Newman Commuity Lecture with Rev Thomas Rosica. 7:30 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester, River Campus 275-8521. urnewman. org. Fifth Annual Alzheimer’s Lecture. 7 p.m. Nazareth College Shults Center, 4245 East Ave. 389-2738.

“Human Brain Network Dynamics” with Danielle Bassett. 4 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Gosnell Hall, room A300. sjtsse@rit.edu. Kern Lecture Series. 3:45 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Stan McKenzie Commons, room 1251 of Liberal Arts Hall. Jonathan Beanon “Fairytale Brands.” 4752703. jesgla@rit.edu. Talk: “Sex and Perversion in the Ancient World” with Kirk Ormand. 5 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus, Dewey Hall 2110E 275-5378. rochester.edu. Trovato Lecture. 7 p.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave Basil 135. Dr. Harry Murray: “Hellfire from Heaven: The Morality of Weaponized Drones” Free sjfc.edu. Where Text and Code Collide: Digital Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series. 8 p.m. Carlson Auditorium, RIT Campus, Lomb Memorial Dr. Gregory Heyworth will present “Textual Science and the Future of the Past.” Free rit. edu/cla/speakerseries.php. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 21 ] Astronomy Winter Education Series. 7-10 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Gosnell Hall, Room A300. Joel Schmid on using Photoshop for processing astro photos. 301-3424. rasny.org. What is it Like to Choose and Live with a Cochlear Implant? noon. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Free 4752879. baagll@rit.edu. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 22 ] 2014 Black Heritage Month Guest Keynote Speaker. 5 p.m. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams St. Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, renowned psychiatrist and race theorist, will discuss Race, Self Respect and Black Mental Health. Reception and book signing to follow talk RSVP. 232-6742. thebaobab.org. In Person: Chuck Workman and “What is Cinema Screening.

8 p.m. Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave. $6-$8 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. [ SUN., FEBRUARY 23 ] Fundamentals of Judaism and Islam Series. 4 p.m. Feb 23: “Introduction to Judaism and Islam,” led by Rabbi Amy Sapowith and Rashid Muhammad at Islamic Center of Rochester, 727 Westfall Rd. 461-0490 or 442-7164. Sunday Forum: Earth Care: Something We All Can Do. 9:45 a.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St. Free. 325-4000. office@downtownpresbyterian. org. [ MON., FEBRUARY 24 ] Rochester Beekeepers. 7-8:30 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave Discussion about the wintering bees and plans for the spring Free, donations accepted. rochesterbeekeepers.com. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 25 ] Reshaping Rochester Series “Neighborhood in Balance.” 7 p.m. Gleason Works Auditorium, 1000 University Ave. Aaron Bartley. $10-$15. 271-0520. everstraete@ rrcdc.org. Tuesday Topics. Feb. 25. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 12:12-12:52 p.m. Feb 25: The Emerging Arts Scene in Rochester with Bleu Cease. Free. 428-8325. libraryweb.org.

Literary Events [ WED., FEBRUARY 19 ] Black Heritage Story Telling and Book Reading. 12-2 p.m. David F. Gantt Community Center, 700 North St 428-9857. blackheritage@cityofrochester.gov. Book Discussion: “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. 7-8:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. continues on page 30

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There goes the neighborhood “Clybourne Park” THROUGH MARCH 9 GEVA THEATRE CENTER, 75 WOODBURY BLVD. TICKETS START AT $25 232-4382, GEVATHEATRE.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND

Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” has been a classic American play since it debuted in 1959, frequently revived and adapted to film. Bruce Norris’s 2009 “Clybourne Park” is a kind of sequel to “Raisin,” and the only play to win London’s Olivier Award as well as a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. So it was inevitable that we would soon see it at Geva, where it was — for me at least — the most anticipated show of the 2013-14 season. “Clybourne Park” takes up where “A Raisin in the Sun” leaves off, kind of, and moves way beyond it. In the first act, we see a white couple, Russ and Bev (Skip Greer and Roya Shanks), in the last stages of packing to leave their house on Clybourne Street in Chicago — the house that the Younger family from “Raisin” will soon occupy, though the current owners don’t know it yet. Russ and Bev are being helped in their move by black neighbors (Kristin Adele and Daniel Morgan Shelley), and hindered by 28 CITY FEBRUARY 19-25, 2014

an ineffectual minister (Jim Poulos) and by the director of the Clybourne Park Improvement Association, Karl Lindner (Christian Pedersen). Lindner has just come from Hansberry’s play, so to speak. He announces that he has just made a counter-offer to the Youngers to keep them away from buying the house. He also brings his young, very pregnant wife (Jessica Kitchens), who happens to be deaf. In addition to showing the various characters’ reaction to the news, Norris invents a reason for the initial low down payment for the house (which I will not divulge here). Act Two takes place 50 years later in the same, much dilapidated space; the Youngers are long gone. After a period of decay, Clybourne Park is in the process of regentrifying, and a young white couple (also played by Pedersen and Kitchens) wants to level the house and build a new one. The roadblock is, once again, the neighborhood association, this time represented by a successful black couple (Adele and Shelley), and with a couple of lawyers thrown into the mix (Poulos and Shanks). Greer plays a construction worker who finds a buried trunk in the yard dating back to the original owners, which brings “Clybourne Park” full circle. The play sounds like it has a neat

ending, but Norris’s clever updating

deliberately keeps things inconclusive. He mainly wants to raise pointed questions about race relations, class relations, our attitudes toward anyone “different,” and the inability of even the most intelligent, bestintentioned people to discuss any of the above without misspeaking, misunderstanding, and arguing. The characters in “Clybourne Park” are marvels of inarticulateness and inappropriateness. They repeat themselves constantly, interrupt each other (and often interrupt themselves), erupt in frustration, tell shockingly bad jokes about “big black men” and tampons, and nervously tiptoe around the obvious questions. The “Raisin in the Sun” parallel could have been a gimmick, but Norris extends that play’s concerns into our time very clearly and entertainingly. He doesn’t have the answers, but he knows how to ask the questions with style. Mark Cuddy directs the Geva cast with great verve and sensitivity to the rhythms of Norris’s language: those stuttering repetitions really mean something. All the cast members do a fine job at changing from their 1959 characters to their 2009 equivalents, especially Skip Greer, who plays a grieving, inarticulate father in the first act and a cheerfully noisy construction worker in the second. Similarly, Roya Shanks delivers a June Cleaver-esque mother revealing depths of despair in the first act, and a snarky lawyer in the second. Pedersen is wonderfully dislikable in both acts, as Mr. Lindner (the single character held over from Hansberry’s play) and as a tall order of yuppie scum on white bread in the second. The playwright is quoted is the program as saying, “My ideal audience response is to have them come out of the theatre saying, ‘I don’t know what’s right anymore. I used to think I knew what was right, but I’m not sure that I do.’” “Clybourne Park” is an inconclusive play, but it is an honest one, and it is a funny and powerful work of theater. It is absolutely worth seeing — and discussing afterward.

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comesasoldierswhisper.com. Faculty/Student Creative Writing Reading. 5 p.m. Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Lomb Memorial Dr. Free. 475-2252. robert.glick@ rit.edu. rit.edu. Poems for Lunch. noon. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Free. 428-8375. carol.moldt@ libraryweb.org. libraryweb.org. Pure Kona Open Mic Poetry Series. 7-10 p.m. The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. ourcoffeeconnection.org. FILM | BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILMS

In honor of Black History Month, several film screenings will be held this week, exploring the range and depth of the experiences of humans of African descent. The Little Theatre (240 East Ave.) will host the first four listed here, at $5 per screening. For more information, call 258-0400, or visit thelittle.org. Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m.: A combination of foundfootage and interviews, “Let the Fire Burn” is about a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE, which came to a deadly climax on May 13, 1985. A free Skype Q&A session with director Jason Osder will follow the film. Friday, February 21, 7 p.m.: In “Mother of George,” Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, is having trouble conceiving a child, which leads Adenike to make a decision that could either save or destroy her family. Saturday, February 22, 3 p.m.: “The Throwaways” tells the story of homeless filmmaker and ex-felon Ira McKinley, documenting his struggle to bring positive changes to his community in inner-city Albany, while battling the social stigma of being formerly incarcerated. McKinley will host a free discussion after the film. Sunday, February 23, 7 p.m.: In “War Witch,” (pictured) 14-year-old Komona tells her story to her unborn child. Kidnapped by the rebel army at age 12, she was forced to carry an AK 47 and kill. Despite the horrors and daily grind of war, she falls in love with Magician, a 15-year-old boy who wants to marry her. In 1963, 32 girls in Americus, Georgia, ranging in age from 10 to 16, were imprisoned in an old Civil War Bunker in Leesburg, following their arrest at a civil-rights protest. The girls were held for 42 days without their families knowing where they were, or if they were even alive. Learn the rest of the story on Sunday, February 23, when First Baptist Church of Rochester (175 Allens Creek Road) hosts a 6:30 p.m. screening of “LuLu and the Girls of Americus,” a film by Travis Lewis. Following the screening, LuLu Westbrook-Griffin will tell her personal story, sing some Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SSNC, pronounced “snick”) civil-rights protest songs that the girls had learned, and answer questions. There will be popcorn and refreshments served and the evening is free and open to the public. For more information, call 244-2468. —BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Literary Events Book Presentation & Signing: “The Communion of Saints, Talking to God & Grandma” by Mary Grace. 7-9 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 100 Park Point Dr. Upstairs Conference Room. $5 donation to Lightworks. 7669318. giftsofgraceministry.org.

[ THU., FEBRUARY 20 ] Book Discussion: “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. 7-8:45 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. “Comes A Soldier’s Whisper” Book Signing. 6 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 100 Park Point Dr. $25. 424-6766. kspbka@rit.edu.

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[ FRI., FEBRUARY 21 ] Rumi Cafe: An Evening of Mystical Poetry. Third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies, 494 East Ave. Carriage House of AAUW. $5. 2480427. zaynab@frontiernet.net. sufiorderofrochester.org. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 22 ] Literary Reading by Aaron Doll and Craig Raleigh. 5-7 p.m. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St., Brockport. 6375494. facebook.com/-ADiffere ntPathGalleryFallWinterReadi ngSeries?fref=ts.

Recreation [ WED., FEBRUARY 19 ] Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. WedFri 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m Suggested donations of 3$ per person, 10$ per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Ice Skating. Through March 31. Genesee Valley Sports Complex, 131 Elmwood Ave. Through March. Visit site for complete list of open skate schedules. $2-$7.50 4287889. cityofrochester.gov/ gvpsc/ Ice Skating. Through March 15. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. Ice rink at 353 Court St. Visit site for complete list of open skate schedules. 4287541. cityofrochester.gov/ mlkmp. Snow Cheap Trail Races. Every other Wednesday Cobbs Hill Park, 100 Norris Drive 6:45 p.m. registration, 7:15 p.m. race start $12 single race, $50 for all races, register. cityofrochester. gov/winteradventures. Winter Wildlife. 1 p.m. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd. 315-947-6143. snc@ co.cayuga.ny.us. facebook.com/ sterlingnaturecenter. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 22 ] Burroughs Audubon Nature Club Nature Walk: Prelude to Spring. 10 a.m. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 2461 Lake Ave. Bring binoculars and dress for winter conditions 787-0507. For the Love of Bluebirds. 10 a.m.noon. Hansen Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Rd. Free, RSVP. 359-7044. sites.google.com/site/ hansennaturecenter. Ganondagan Winter Games and Sports. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Victor Municipal Park, 6680 Paparone Dr. Admission is free, $5 donation per family suggested. 742-1690. ganondagan.org. Genesee Valley Nordic Hotdog Days. Feb. 22-23, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. $3, $10 per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org.

GVHC Event. 10 a.m. Pittsford Village, meet behind library. Easy 2 hour walk Free 4820549. gvhchikes.org. AND 1 p.m. Beatty Point, Long Pond Rd., north of Parkway. Leisurely 4-5 mile hike, Beatty Point trail Free 755-8323. gvhchikes.org. Saturday Snowshoeing. 1 p.m. Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave. $3-$5 336-3035. Serendipity Winter Wonderland Walk. Fourth Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. $3, $10 per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Ski, Snowshoe, or Hike the Museum in Winter. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford. Equipment rentals available. $5-$6. 294-8257. gcv.org. [ SUN., FEBRUARY 23 ] Cabin Fever Reliever Nature Hikes. 2-3:15 p.m Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford. $5-$6. 538-6822. gcv.org. GVHC Event. 9 a.m. Mary Frances Bluebird Haven, 235 Co Rd. 9. Moderate 3 mile hike, victor trails Free. 455-1932. gvhchikes.org.

Special Events [ WED., FEBRUARY 19 ] Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St. Free. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com.

THEATER | “ME & ELLA”

The most enthralling beauty sometimes soars out from the depths of great pain. Rising from an early life of poverty and hardship, jazz siren Ella Fitzgerald charmed and enthralled audiences from the moment of her singing debut at the Apollo Theater at age 17. This enamored fan base included young singer Andrea Frierson, now a Broadway performer, writer, and jazz vocalist. Join Frierson as she returns to her beginnings, against a backdrop of 1960’s New York City, in Downstairs Cabaret’s production of “Me & Ella,” continuing this week at the Winton Place location (3450 Winton Place). Part memory play, part coming-of-age story, part tribute to the First Lady of Song, “Me & Ella,” features such favorites as “I’ve Got The World On A String,” “I’m Beginning To See The Light,” “A Tisket, A Tasket,” “Goody, Goody,” “I’m Old Fashioned,” “Lady Be Good,” “I Got It Bad,” “How High The Moon,” and many more. Backing up Frierson is a jazz trio of Jeff Benatar on piano, Eric Davidson on bass, and Greg Gascon on percussion.

[ THU., FEBRUARY 20 ] Black History Month Series. Feb. 20-23. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Feb 20, 7 p.m.: “Let the Fire Burn” Feb 21, 7 p.m.: “Mother of George” Feb 22, 3 p.m.: “The Throwaways” Feb 23, 7 p.m.: “War Witch” $5 per film 2580400. thelittle.org. Nexus Nights: Coffee Cupping. 7 p.m. Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. Free 319-5279. kturiano@ joebeanroasters.com. joebeanroasters.com. Six Seasons and a Pub Quiz: A ‘Community’ Event. 8 p.m. Wall Street Bar & Grill, 330 East Ave. Geeks Who Drink will commemorate the triumphant fifth season of NBC’s ‘Community’ with a themed Trivia Event. $5. 319-5696. geekswhodrink.com.

Seneca Lake Wine Trail. $20. 877-536-2717. glenda@ senecalakewine.com. Standing Stone Vineyards “Comfort Food” Winemaker Dinner. 6-9 p.m. New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main St. $60 394-7070. nywcc.com. Tastings and Demo. 3-4:30 p.m. Stuart’s Spices, 754 S. Clinton. Kid-friendly event. $5, one child free with paid adult, register. Vicki@StuartsSpices.com.

[ FRI., FEBRUARY 21 ] Alternative Music Film Festival: “Heima.” 7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Cash bar opens at 5:45 p.m $10 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. A Celebration of Black History. Feb. 21-23. Genesee Community College, 1 College Rd., Batavia. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Forum Players, featuring song, dance, poetry, and monologues $3-$8 345-6814. genesee.edu/ campuslife/arts.

[ SUN., FEBRUARY 23 ] Freedom is Not Free. 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Rd Screening of “Lulu and the Girls of Americus” and talk by Civil Rights Hero Lulu Westbrook-Griffin Free 2442468. fbcrochester.net. Struggle Toward Freedom. 3 p.m. University of Rochester Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Rd. Free brighton200. org/events.

[ SAT., FEBRUARY 22 ] 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala. 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 E. Main St $50, register. 428-9857. blackheritage@ cityofrochester.gov. Cabin Fever Garden Party and Animal Rescue Fundraiser. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Artful Gardener, 727 Mt Hope Ave. artfulgardener@ frontier.com. Preferred Pairings. 10 a.m. Seneca Lake Wine Trail,

[ MON., FEBRUARY 24 ] The Knowledge Bowl. Feb. 24-27. Each of the Knowledge Bowls will be held 5:30-7 p.m. at Wilson Foundation Academy, 200 Genesee St. The final competition Thursday, February 27 5:30-6 p.m. in Conference Room 3A of the Central Office Building, 131 West Broad St. 262-8525.

Performances continue through March 2, with shows on Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 & 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $23-$29. For more information, call 325-4370 or visit downstairscabaret.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

[ TUE., FEBRUARY 25 ] Commuity Potluck. 7 p.m. Smugtown Mushrooms,

127 Railroad St. smugtownmushrooms.com. Three Films for the Season for Nonviolence. 7 p.m. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. Feb 18: The Night Bus. Feb 25: Bliss. 4633266. gandhiinstitute.org.

Sports [ WED., FEBRUARY 19 ] Rochester Americans vs Iowa Wild. 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $19-$23 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 21 ] Rochester Americans vs San Antonio Rampage. 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. $19-$23. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster. com. Winter Cam Classic Archery Tournament. Feb. 21-23. MCC PAC Center, 1000 East Henrietta Rd. Proceeds benefit Catch a Dream Foundation. $40 to participate, free to spectators. 292-3321. wintercamclassic. com. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 22 ] Annual Native American Winter Games & Sports Event. 10 a.m. Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 New York 444. 742-1690. ganondagan.org/events.html. Rochester Americans vs Hamilton Bulldogs. 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial

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[ SUN., FEBRUARY 23 ] Rochester Lancers vs Baltimore. 3 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. $10-$15. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster. com.

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Theater Blues and Other Hues. Sat 7:30 p.m. Spotlight Theatre Arts and Studio 440, 3 Railroad St, Fairport. Jeff Slutsky Productions. A multimedia telling of the Mississippi Delta Blues in song, story and image. $10. 305-4767. Clybourne Park. Through March 9. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Mar 9. Wed Feb 19-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m. Sun 2 p.m. (Sunday Salon) & 7 p.m., Tue-Wed Feb 26, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “Flying Words Project” by Peter Cook and Kenny Lerner. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Sat 7:30 p.m. Free. ntid.rit.edu. God of Carnage. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through Mar 1. Thu Feb 20-Sat Feb 22, 8 p.m., Sun Feb 23 2 p.m. Thu Feb 27-Sat Mar 1, 8 p.m. $12-$22. 866811-4111. muccc.org. HONK! The Musical Comedy. Greece Odyssey Academy Auditorium, 750 Maiden Ln. Thu-Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $9-$12. 966-5300. John. Klein@greece.k12.ny.us. Hourglass Play Reading Series. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Jeff Stetson’s oneact play, “The Meeting” The reading features veteran local actors as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and his bodyguard, Rashad, in this speculative account of what might have happened in a secret meeting between the two men. Free, register. 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. Me & Ella. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $23-29 3254370. downstairscabaret.com. Monk. RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St. Fri 8 p.m. $25. 325-3366. exodustojazz.com. The Movement: A Generational Perspective. Thomas P. Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Ave. A play by and for youth 428-9857. blackheritage@ cityofrochester.gov. Quilters. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18-$20. 3892170. artscenter.naz.edu.

Theater Audition [ WED., FEBRUARY 19 ] Festival of Ten IX. Through April 1. Deadline Apr 1. brockport.edu/ theatre. Geva Theatre’s Annual Young Writers Showcase. Through March 7. Through Mar 7. 2321366 x3034. youngwriters@ gevatheatre.org. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 25 ] In the Heights. 6-9 p.m. RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St. Audition work-shop on Feb 25 to learn the dance and call-back music ahead of time 325-3366. eric.johnson@ofccreations.com.

SPORTS | NATIVE AMERICAN WINTER GAMES

For most of us, winter is time to hibernate and avoid the cold at all costs. But 300 years ago, the Seneca people spent this time preparing for spring and occupying themselves with various entertainments to pass the time. In honor of that, Ganondagan State Historic Site presents its Native American Winter Games and Sports, an event that allows us modern folks to experience some of the old-school winter activities. Those include snowsnake (a traditional Seneca game), storytelling, dogsledding, and snowshoe walks. There’s something for everyone in the family. This year, the games will take place at a temporary location due to construction at the main Ganondagan site. The Winter Games will be held Saturday, February 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Victor Municipal Park, 6680 Paparone Drive, Victor. Admission is free and open to the public, although there is a suggested contribution of $5 per family. For more information, visit ganondagan.org or call 742-1690. — BY TAYLOR WHITE

Workshops [ WED., FEBRUARY 19 ] “Journey from Religion to Spirituality” with Rev Lori Satubitz. 6:30 p.m. First Universalist Church, 150 South Ave. Please R.S.V.P. to reserve your place. Free. 546-2826. uuroc.org. Ask the Interior Designer. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. Coffee and Chocolate Class. 7 p.m Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. $25. 319-5179. kturiano@joebeanroasters.com. joebeanroasters.com. Family Development Class: “Wise Choices.” Ongoing, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school-age children Free, RSVP. 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. Photography Workshop: Digital Negative Making. Through Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. $500/$475 members, plus $80 materials fee. Add an extra day of printing for $150. 271-3361 x323. eastmanhouse.org/events/ Photo_Workshops.php. Rochester Academy of Science Life Sciences Section. 1-4 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Herbarium 334-0977. epixley@ rochester.rr.com. [ THU., FEBRUARY 20 ] Beginners Guide to Meditation. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Rochester Makerspace Open Nights. 6-10 p.m. Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul St. #23. Free. 210--0075. rochestermakerspace.org.

Two-Day Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence. Feb. 20-21. Rochester Friends Meeting, 84 Scio St. Register 325-7260. twofgandhi@gmail. com. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 22 ] Composting 101. 11 a.m. Winton Branch Library, 611 Winton Rd. North. Free. 4288204. cityofrochester.gov/ winteradventures. Writing Persona Poems. 1 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery. com. [ MON., FEBRUARY 24 ] Soul Salutation: A Mini Retreat. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 .730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 25 ] Cherishing Your Relationship. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Home Brewing Techniques Class. 7 p.m Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. $25. 319-5279. kturiano@ joebeanroasters.com. joebeanroasters.com. Volunteering and Play Across the Life Span. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.

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Fantasy, mystery, magic, and romance “Winter’s Tale”

offensively manipulative sentimentality to achieve its dubious effects. (PG-13), DIRECTED BY AKIVA GOLDSMAN The movie shifts confusingly back and forth NOW PLAYING in time, leaving clues to its meaning in each of its temporal zones, finally explaining all its [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA mysteries through sheer, wishful fantasy. It shows a young couple on Ellis Island in 1895, Although it’s only February and the turned away by a physician because of the reviewers haven’t quite used up their husband’s ill health. The couple then launches tiresome Top 10 lists, the new movie its infant son on a model ship, in hopes that “Winter’s Tale” might qualify as the oddest he will find a future in America. That highly film of the year, right up there with “Old unlikely incident, right out of Greek mythology, Boy.” A fantasy/romance/weepie based on a with a nod to the Bible, prepares for the series novel by Mark Helprin, the picture employs of magical events that follow. a cast of well-known and accomplished The time period jumps forward to the early actors, some stunning photography, and an 20th century, as the picture concentrates on a young man named Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), who lives in an attic space in Grand Central Station — a significant location in the film — fleeing a gang of black-suited thugs in derby hats led by a bullnecked brute named Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe). He climbs Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay in “Winter’s Tale.” PHOTO COURTESY WARNER a gate and finds a BROS. PICTURES

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white horse waiting, apparently just for that moment; when he mounts, the animal takes off, jumps an impossible barrier, and like Pegasus, sprouts wings to rescue Peter from the gang. A skilled thief, Peter attempts a burglary in posh apartment on Fifth Avenue, where he surprises an enchanting young woman named Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay). They exchange some information about themselves, drink tea, and fall immediately in love. Their love story, darkened by the threat of Pearly Soames’s quest for vengeance against Peter and Beverly’s diagnosis of consumption, sustains the first half of this long motion picture. After some impossibly romantic moments, some tragic, the picture in effect reopens in the present, with Peter still young and completely amnesiac, haunted by an image of a woman like Beverly, with flowing red hair. Pearly Soames, who actually is a demon from Hell, consults with the Judge (Will Smith, of all people), who may also be Lucifer himself (hey, I didn’t write this stuff), seeking permission to leave his New York territory — even demons must establish residency — and dispatch Peter for good. Accompanying all this nonsense, the characters indulge in quite a lot of sentimental theology, not only discussing the war between angels and demons, good and evil, for control of the Earth, but also suggesting that every human being possesses the power to work one

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miracle. Pearly desperately seeks to prevent that miracle, but Peter finally discovers his particular gift, a revelation that solves his mystery. Blatantly stacking the emotional deck, the director uses both a lovely young woman dying of tuberculosis (she never coughs once, by the way) and more distressing, in the present day, a child dying of cancer. Despite the doomed love, the doomed people, and the demonic powers, naturally the good guys, the winged horse, and the miracles prevail. “Winter’s Tale” employs an all-star cast, including not only Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, and Will Smith, but also in its second half, Jennifer Connelly, and even the very elderly Eva Marie Saint, God bless her, playing a character apparently 100 years old. The actors all perform at least adequately, sometimes ingratiatingly. Colin Farrell projects a certain charm and Russell Crowe makes a really brutal villain. Its images of New York City, especially its significant locations in Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and Grand Central Station, though they make a stunning backdrop for all the supernatural events and people, seem wasted in this excessive, maudlin fantasy. The movie looks expensive, but its shallow philosophizing and dime-store mysticism seem cheap. Someone must have thought that Mark Helprin’s novel, which must be a very mushy work indeed, would make an appealing motion picture. Well, someone was wrong.

“RoboCop” is the latest film remake to hit theaters — on a weekend that saw no fewer than three 80’s movies getting modern adaptations — giving the Paul Verhoeven sci-fi-action classic a shiny new hardware upgrade. While it is leaps and bounds better than the previous attempt to duplicate a Verhoeven masterwork (2012’s dreadful “Total Recall”), this new “RoboCop” lacks much of the heart and soul that made the original so great. That’s rather ironic for a film about what differentiates man from machine. The original “RoboCop,” released in 1987, was a razor-sharp satire of 80’s excess, corporate greed, and mindless media, all concealed beneath an ultraviolent, B-movie aesthetic. Brazilian director José Padilha (“Elite Squad”) had the thankless job of creating a film that lives up to the original’s legacy, while finding some new insight to the story. No easy task, and it’s a testament to him, as well as screenwriter Joshua Zetumer, that the film comes as close as it does to delivering on that promise. Padilha and Zetumer tiptoe into the debate over drone warfare, opening the film in Tehran, where mega-conglomerate OmniCorp is supplying the U.S. military

Joel Kinnaman in “RoboCop.” PHOTO COURTESY COLUMBIA PICTURES

with robotic soldiers to keep the restless population under control and give American officers the ability to settle any potential uprisings with the push of a button. It’s this early section that gives us the film’s most biting bit of commentary, so it’s a shame when it’s almost immediately abandoned in favor of the sort of slickly produced, bloodless, CGI violence that’s required of all modern action films. OmniCorp desires to bring its roboproduct to America, but it needs a way to sell it to the general public, which remains leery of a police force made up of weaponized machines without a conscience. The corporation’s CEO, Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton, seemingly having a ball), enlists the help of robotics scientist Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman) in developing a way to put a man inside the machine and give the public the illusion that there’s something with a moral compass still in control. Enter Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman, “The Killing”), a noble Detroit policeman and family man, who is nearly killed after a car bomb halts his investigation into a generic bad guy and the corruption within the police force that allows that bad guy to run free. Near death, Murphy is the perfect test subject for OmniCorp’s program. Norton melds what little is left of the young cop onto a cyborg body, making Murphy the face of the future of crimefighting and a pawn in OmniCorp’s ongoing PR campaign. Zetumer’s script adds an intriguing element to the story in allowing Norton to give his creation the illusion of free will by adjusting exactly how much control Murphy is allowed to exert over his mechanical body — while still giving Murphy the impression that he’s always running the show. But test runs show that human characteristics like fear and instinct make their robocop imperfect, and it’s no surprise when OmniCorp execs find they get better results from their creation when the “Murphy” setting is turned down to “low.”

Of course, Murphy’s will proves stronger than expected, and he begins to overwrite his system by starting to investigate the circumstances that led to his murder. Unfortunately, that plotline is by far the least interesting part of the film, and Padilha seems to know it. The film also wrings an extra bit of emotion out of an increased focus on Murphy’s wife (played by Abbie Cornish) and child, who Verhoeven’s film ignored almost entirely. In general, the performances in the remake are a marked improvement over the original, which had more than its share of stiff actors and clunky dialogue. Here, the supporting cast is loaded with wringers. In addition to Keaton’s scenery chewing and Oldman’s surprisingly nuanced performance, Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earle Haley, and Jennifer Ehle all manage to make great impressions as various OmniCorp lackeys. Padilha’s action sequences are competent if unremarkable, save for a nifty gunfight lit only by blasts of machine-gun fire. The over-reliance on CGI and computerassisted camera moves make the fights resemble a video game. The problem is not helped by the fact that we often see the battles through RoboCop’s computerized POV, which displays a counter letting him know how many enemies he’s neutralized. The film does contain a few clever bits of humor, like one character’s mockery of Murphy through the use of a rather iconic song, and the presence of Pat Novak (Samuel L. Jackson, especially Samuel L. Jackson-y), a Bill O’Reilly-esque newscaster who provides commentary throughout the film. But these moments are few and far between, and the overall tone is more dour and serious-minded than a film about a robot super cop has any reason to be. The missing sense of fun damages the film the most, and that’s a shame: a version combining the improved performances of this film with the dark, topical satire of the original might have been something special.

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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] 3 DAYS TO KILL (PG-13): Kevin Costner stars in this actionthriller as an international spy determined to leave that world behind, but forced to carry out one final mission. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster IN SECRET (R): A young woman trapped in a loveless marriage embarks on an illicit affair with her husband’s childhood friend. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Lange, Oscar Isaac, and Tom Felton. Little, Pittsford LOLITA (1962): Stanley Kubrick’s notorious adaptation of the Nabokov novel, about a middleaged man who becomes obsessed with a teenage girl. Dryden (Fri, Feb 21, 8 p.m.; Sun, Feb 23, 2 p.m.) MOTHER OF GEORGE (R): Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”) stars in this touching drama about a newlywed immigrant couple’s desperate attempts to conceive a child. Little (Fri, Feb 21, 7 p.m.) POMPEII (PG-13): A slave turned gladiator must race to save his beloved from the erupting Mount Vesuvius, in this sword-andsandals disaster pic. Starring Kit Harrington (“Game of Thrones”), Carrie-Anne Moss, and Kiefer Sutherland. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1946): A drifter and a married woman fall in love and plot to murder her husband in this classic film noir. Starring Lana Turner and James Garfield. Dryden (Wed, Feb 19, 8 p.m.) A REPORT ON THE PARTY AND THE GUESTS (1966): A group of friends are attacked and forced to attend a formal banquet, in this controversial Czech satire. Dryden (Tue, Feb 25, 8 p.m.) THE STRAIGHT STORY (1999): Based on a true story, a 73-yearold man travels across two states, by John Deere tractor, in order to reconnect with his dying brother. A definite change of pace for director David Lynch. Dryden (Thu, Feb 20, 8 p.m.) THE THROWAWAYS (NR): A homeless, ex-felon filmmaker documents his struggle to bring about positive change to his inner-city community in Albany, NY. Little (Sat, Feb 22, 3 p.m.) WAR WITCH (NR): A young African girls tells her unborn child the story of how she was kidnapped by rebel leaders and forced to become a child soldier. Little (Sun, Feb 23, 7 p.m.) WHAT IS CINEMA? (2013): Documentary filmmaker Chuck Workman will be present at this screening of his film examining the power of the cinema. Dryden (Sat, Feb 22, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 12 YEARS A SLAVE (R): Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in this film based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery. Culver, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown 34 CITY FEBRUARY 19-25, 2014

ABOUT LAST NIGHT (R): A modern remake of the classic 80s romantic comedy, about a man and woman who meet and fall in love, despite the efforts of their disapproving friends. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster AMERICAN HUSTLE (R): David O. Russell directs this black comedy inspired by the ABSCAM scandal of the 1970s, which involved the entrapment of several high-profile U.S. politicians. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (R): A family reunites following a tragedy, and tensions rise as they’re forced to live with one another under the same roof. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Little, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R): Matthew McConaughey stars in this true story about a homophobic cowboy who decides to organize an illegal underground network to get HIV meds to patients, after he tests positive for the disease. With Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown ENDLESS LOVE (PG-13): A rich girl and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks fall in love despite their parents’ attempt to keep them apart in this remake of the 1980s film. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster GLORIA (R): An older woman finds love with a formal naval officer in this acclaimed comedy from Chile. Little HER (R): Spike Jonze directs this story about a lonely writer who strikes up a romantic relationship with his new operating system. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson. Cinema THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (PG-13): In the second installment of Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy, hobbit Bilbo Baggins continues his quest to help a group of dwarves reclaim their homeland, and confronts a mighty dragon in the process. Cinema THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13): The middle chapter of The Hunger Games finds an uprising against the Capitol beginning as a result of the events in the first film. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Cinema INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (R): A young singer navigates through the Greenwich Village folk folk scene of the 1960s, in this drama from the Coen bothers. Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, and Justin Timberlake. Little JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (PG-13): The franchise starring author Tom Clancy’s popular

character, Jack Ryan, gets a reboot with Chris Pine playing the CIA agent as a young man. With Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, and Kenneth Branagh. Eastview LABOR DAY (PG-13): Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) directs this story about a 13-year-old boy, his reclusive mother, and the escaped convict who seeks shelter in their home. Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, and James Van Der Beek. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta THE LEGO MOVIE (PG): The directors of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” and “21 Jump Street” take on the beloved children’s building toy, and it’s amazing. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster LONE SURVIVOR (R): The true story of the ill-fated mission by a team of Navy SEALS to capture a high-ranking Taliban leader. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster. Eastview, Tinseltown THE MONUMENTS MEN (PG-13): George Clooney directs this story about the men assigned to preserve important works of art from the Nazis during WWII. With Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Cate Blanchett. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster NEBRASKA (R): Bruce Dern stars as an elderly Missouri man convinced he’s won a million dollars in a sweepstakes, and Will Forte is the son who reluctantly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to collect his winnings. With Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach, and June Squibb. Pittsford RIDE ALONG (PG-13): Kevin Hart agrees to spend 24 hours riding along with his police detective, soon-to-be brother-in-law in order to prove himself worthy of marrying the man’s sister. With Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, and Laurence Fishburne. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster ROBOCOP (PG-13): See review on page 33. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (R): Zac Efron, Miles Teller (“The Spectacular Now”) and Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”) play three best friends who make a pact to stay single, but find honoring that pact more difficult than expected. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster VAMPIRE ACADEMY (PG-13): “Mean Girls” director Mark Waters helms this story about the school that plays home to the legion of the undead. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Tinseltown WINTER’S TALE (PG-13): See review page 32 Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (R): Martin Scorsese directs and Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the outrageous true story of Jordan Belfort, a corrupt stockbroker brought down by the FBI. Henrietta, Pittsford, Webster

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Victorian Charm with Room to Roam 497 Averill Avenue Directly across the street from Rochester’s highly regarded School 15, The Children’s School of Rochester, this spacious Queen Anne style home, built in 1890, is in the heart of the Pearl-Meigs-Monroe neighborhood. With authentic turned wood balusters, the large front porch beckons, and easily accommodates summer furniture, creating an outdoor gathering space for numerous family and friends. The original front door with raised wooden detail and beveled window glass leads into the entryway, perfect for a welcoming bench seat and removing snowy boots. Beyond is the large living room with four floor-to-ceiling windows offering abundant natural light. An original black granite fireplace surround and mantle are standouts; though not currently in use, the fireplace is easy to convert with a gas insert. A generously-sized square dining room, brightened by light from five tall windows, is large enough for two tables of ten each. The original butler’s pantry, at the back of the dining room near the kitchen, has shelves and cabinets painted bright white. It would be easy to imagine glass door fronts and the original metal of the drawer pulls revealed. At the back of the house the kitchen has plenty of space awaiting a new owner’s customization. Stairs from the kitchen lead down to the full basement with washer and dryer hookups. At the back of the kitchen are a few steps to the lovely backyard and detached garage for one car plus storage or two smaller cars.

Standing in the entryway just inside the front door, a room to the left can become another formal living room, a casual den, or even a guest bedroom. A second room just beyond is currently used as a wet bar, and the full bathroom behind it offers en suite privacy. This entire left side of the first floor would be wonderful as a teen suite, a guest suite or in-law living quarters. Walking back into the dining room, and entering a doorway through its left wall, we climb the enclosed curved staircase up to the second floor. At the stairway landing, a porthole window radiates sunshine. Plank floors are seen throughout the second floor with four bright bedrooms, and one full bathroom. The three larger bedrooms have unique angled walls, adding visual interest. Because the fourth room is a smaller, cozy space, it has the potential to become a dressing area with closet, a library space/ reading room, a baby’s nursery, a second floor laundry, a yoga retreat, or an artist’s studio. At 1,925 square feet, with an asking price of $99,900 this home at 497 Averill Ave. offers generous space and creative options. For information contact Marlynn Butler of Nothnagle Realtors at 585-461-6363. by Marian S. Moskow Marian is a health project coordinator at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and is a Landmark Society volunteer.

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Center Must be an enthusiastic communicator, Like working with children. Learn more at http:// www.rmsc.org/Support/Volunteer Or call 585-697-1948 BRIGHTEN A LIFE. Lifespan’s The Senior Connection program needs people 55+ to volunteer to make 2 friendly phone calls / 2 visits each month to an older adult Call Katie 585-244-8400 x 152 FOSTER PARENTS WANTED! Monroe County is looking for adults age 21 and over to consider opening their homes to foster children. Call 334-9096 or visit www.MonroeFosterCare.org. LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF ROCHESTER needs adult tutors to help adults who are waiting to improve their reading, writing, English speaking, or math skills. Call 473-3030, or check our website at www. literacyrochester.org MCC DENTAL STUDENT Seeking patients who haven’t had a cleaning in 3+ years and would like a complimentary cleaning. Contact Tina 585-902-8009 MEALS ON WHEELS Needs Volunteers for :Meal delivery. Clerical work and answering phones, scheduling volunteers

to deliver routes. For more information visit our website at www.vnsnet.com or call 7878326. SCHOOL #12 999 South Ave. is looking for reading & math volunteers, English & Spanish. Training provided. Call Vicki 585461-4282 ST. JOSEPH’S HOUSE invites volunteers to live and work at our soup kitchen/shelter. This is essential, rewarding, hard work. Call Tim @ 314-1962

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Legal Ads [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] NEXTSTEPU RETAIL CENTERS LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on September 27, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, against PATRICIA BARRY, et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 12/4/2013 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Front Steps of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, City of Rochester, State of New York on 03/19/2014 at 10:00AM, premises known as 66 HARDISON ROAD, Rochester, NY 14617 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Irondequoit, County of Monroe and State of New York, SBL No.: 076.10-4-13. Approximate amount of judgment $105,175.97 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 2012-13154. Thomas J. Rzepka, Esq., Referee Gross, Polowy & Orlans, Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 540, Getzville, NY 14068 Dated: January 27, 2014 1080115 [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Upstate Mechanical Systems, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/14/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 258 Somershire Drive, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] 329 CULVER ROAD LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/25/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC

may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Michael Veltri, 29 Coral Burst Crescent, Webster, NY 14580. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization with respect to 86-90 Parkhurst Road, LLC, a New York Limited Liability Company, were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on January 23, 2014. The County in New York State where its office is located is Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of 86-90 Parkhurst Road, LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against 86-90 Parkhurst Road, LLC served upon him or her is 66 Sawmill Drive, Penfield, New York 14526. There are no exceptions adopted by the Company, or set forth in its Operating Agreement, to the limited liability of members pursuant to Section 609(a) of the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. 86-90 Parkhurst Road, LLC is formed for the purpose of managing, leasing, and operating apartment projects, office buildings, retail and wholesale commercial spaces and other real estate. [ NOTICE ] AXIS GEOSPATIAL, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office location: Monroe Co. LLC formed in Maryland (MD) on 10/22/01. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC 101 Bay ST Ste 4 Easton, MD 21601. MD address of LLC: 101 Bay ST Easton, MD 21601. Arts. Of Org. filed with MD Secy. of State, 301 W Preston St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] B & H Mechanical Services, LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 04/16/13. Off. Loc.: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 645 Atlantic Ave., Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Byron Conn Design, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org.

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with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/31/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 524 Bailey Rd., W. Henrietta, NY 14586. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Capital Gaming, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/7/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 400 Andrews St., Ste. 500, Rochester, NY 14604. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] CLT Innovations, LLC filed Articles of Organization with NYS Dept. of State: 26 December 2013. Office of LLC: Monroe County The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. Copies of any process may be mailed to the LLC at: P.O. Box 64363; Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE ] DAF ENTERPRISE, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/9/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Donald A. Fella, 204 Shorewood Dr., NY 14580. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] EAGLE BOOKKEEPING SERVICES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/8/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to George Shields, 1906 Crittenden Rd., Apt. 7, Rochester, NY 14623. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] EMPIRE DEFENSE SYSTEMS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/6/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Joseph T. Loverdi, 815 Ayrault Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. General Purpose.

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Faith Street Film Partners II, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on December 20, 2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 147 Regatta Dr., Webster, NY 14580. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity.

Index No. 2014-454 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, f/k/a Eastman Savings and Loan Association, Plaintiff, vs. Eleanor Ann Fogle, Deceased, and any persons who are heirs distributees of Eleanor Ann Fogle, Deceased, and all persons who are widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be deceased, and their husbands, wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; Gerald Nusz; United States of America; People of the State of New York; “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe”, Defendants. Location of property to be foreclosed: 63 Kings Lane, Town of Irondequoit, Monroe County, NY TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Monroe County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. NOTICE: YOU MAY BE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Summons and Complaint by serving a copy of the Answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the Answer with the Court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your property. Speak to an attorney or go to the Court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the Summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage

[ NOTICE ] Index No. 2012-2588 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Thomas A. Randazzo; Capital One Bank USA NA; Midland Funding LLC, doing business in New York as Midland Funding of Delaware LLC; “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe”, Index No. 2012-2588 Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated December 6, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on March 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 318 Wolcott Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606, Tax Account No. 104.09-4-48, described in Deed recorded in Liber 6716 of Deeds, page 283; lot size .12 acres. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $15,421.65 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: February 2014 Victoria M. Lagoe, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 \Telephone: (585) 324-5767

company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: January 14, 2014 MATTHEW RYEN, ESQ. Lacy Katzen LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff Office and Post Office Address 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE ] JLOR DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/21/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jeffrey & Lora Partyka, 1420 Countyline Rd., Kendall, NY 14476. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] LIN COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/9/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, P.O. Box 16572, Rochester, NY 14616. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] LYJZH LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 01/16/2014. Office location: Monroe county. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LYJZH LLC at 1487 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd Rochester NY 14623. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] MASON WEALTH MANAGEMENT LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/9/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to 1880 Winton Road South, Ste. 8, Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Name: JOSE JOE’S LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/17/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be

served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O JOSE JOE’S LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Emily’s Happy Critters Pet Care LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY 12/3/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 263 Somershire Dr. Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LP WELDS AND STRUCTURES, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 2/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC, 180 Penn Ln., Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rochester Consulting Services LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) OCT 07, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1903 Manitou Road Spencerport NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of US Axiom LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/14/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 30 Hedge Wood Lane, Pittsford, NY 14534 . Purpose: international commodities trading. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 167 Barton St, LLC. Art of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1-4-14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1151 S Plymouth Ave, Apt 2, Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 2635 COUNTY ROAD

22 PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/11/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 60 North Lincoln Road, East Rochester NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Advanced Facility Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/13 Office location: Monroe County. Principal office of LLC: 1133 Webster Rd. Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC at the principal office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Agency for Social Skills Education Training LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC, 15 Chelten Rise, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BELLA HOMES OF NY, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/16/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 71 Watersong Trail, Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Bevel LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10-17-2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 20 Office Park Way, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Black Label Athletics LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) September 18th, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated

Legal Ads as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202. Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of City Design Lab LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/31/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 90 Canal St. Suite111 Rochester, NY14608 Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CPI Webster LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/27/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 235 Moore St., Suite 300, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Dewey Family Liquor, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2888 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Discover Your Match, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/27/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 277 Alexander Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Doherty Real Estate LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/21/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1100 University Ave #201, Rochester, NY

14607 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Dominic J Bozzelli, LLC Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 7 Parks Crossing, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of EYF GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Foothill Enterprises LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 695 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, NY 14609, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FV Apartments LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Glick Glove & Safety, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/8/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 411, Victor NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Greekobox LLC. Art. of

Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/31/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 560 Embury Rd, Rochester NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/07/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 207 Rich’s Dugway Rd., Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JackAdam LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/06/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 291 Buell Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of JARM PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1704 Penfield Rd., Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Juggling Cats, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/04/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Henry Seymour, 153 Rutgers Street, Rochester, NY 14607. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Kiehle and Kearney Properties, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/03/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon

whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to, The LLC, 5093 East Lake Rd., Livonia, NY 14487 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LEGACY CONSTRUCTION & EIFS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/16/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is Mevs Properties LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on January 9, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 3220 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is Stonetown Partners LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on February 10, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: c/o 18 N. Main St, Pittsford, NY 14534. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is 4320 Culver Road, LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on February 14, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does

not have a specific date of dissolution .5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 151-08 6th Rd, Whitestone, NY 11357. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MAZAL PROPERTIES AT ROCHESTER, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 72-14 136th Street, Flushing, New York 11367. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MDA PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/28/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, P.O. Box 414, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of MILLWORK REPUBLIC, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 187 Newcastle Rd., Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of OGDEN AUTO SALES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/2/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Anthony A. Dinitto, Esq., 8 Silent Meadows Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Papa’s Auto Center, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/04/2013. Office location: Monroe County.

SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC 5093 East Lake Rd, Livonia, NY 14487. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Pillar of Strength Fabrication LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/05/2011. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process toThe LLC, 146 Halstead St. STE-101, Rochester N.Y. 14610. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Planet Construction LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on April 2nd 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 382 Glenwood Av. Rochester NY 14613. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Prime East Haven, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Prime Storage Five, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rock RR Realty, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/31/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy

Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Rose Pearl LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 27 Oakmount Dr., Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SHRS Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sparc Occupational and Physical Therapy Services, PLLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) January 16,2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 595 Blossom Road Suite 308, Rochester, New York 14610 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Steve’s Cycle and Ski Works LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) April 19, 2013, Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1715 Millington Terrace, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Tali Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 33 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Villages at Fairway LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Timvan MEDIA, LLC. Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 78 Genesee View Trl, Rochester, NY 14623 Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Triumph Real Estate Services, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 64 Olvia Drive, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of V.J. Shultz Enterprise LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/27/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 332 Cascade Place, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Williamstowne Village LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of WV Apartments LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office

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against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St, - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GateHouse Media Intermediate Holdco, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/31/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/05/08. Princ. office of LLC: 350 Willowbrook

Office Park, Fairport, NY 14450-4222. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St, - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GateHouse Media Operating, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/31/14. Office location: Monroe

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County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/19/97. Princ. office of LLC: 350 Willowbrook Office Park, Fairport, NY 14450-4222. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St, - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of International Distribution Network, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/6/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/14/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13995 Diplomat Drive, Ste. 300, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of WinnDevelopment Company Limited Partnership. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/12. Office location: Monroe County. LP formed in Massachusetts (MA) on 5/29/12. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the MA address of LLC: c/o WinnCompanies, 6 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA 02109. Name/ address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with MA Secy. of State, One Ashburton Place, Ste. 1710, Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Priory of Ten LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/31/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Alder Bush, Rochester, NY

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14624. Purpose: Any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Regional Enterprises, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/ 21/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 400 Andrews St., Ste. 500, Rochester, NY 14604. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Rochester Residential Properties, LLC filed Art. Of Org. with Sec’y of State on 9/20/13. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 144 Village Landing #192, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] ROCK POWER MARKETING, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 2/4/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to Attn: Member, 20 Dewberry Drive, Rochester, NY 14622. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] SUPER GUITAR LICKS, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 2/4/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to Attn: Member, 20 Dewberry Drive, Rochester, NY 14622. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] THE PITTSFORD TAP & GRILLE, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/9/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to PO Box 23503, Rochester, NY 14692. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] TIMFIRE ENTERPRISES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/22/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY

is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Eric Firenze, 512 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14612. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] UPSTATE BUSINESS INTERIORS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/9/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 1230 Thistleberry LN Webster, NY 14580. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is West Commercial Holdings LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on February 6, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 410 W. Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] CORNERSTONE DESIGN SYSTEMS LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on January 24, 2014. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] ENTHEOS ENERGY LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on January 8, 2014. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The

LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] GLORI BEAD, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 27, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] HONEOYE PARTNERS, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on January 29, 2014. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: FC FINISHES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/28/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O FC FINISHES LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: II VIII II RIO CALABRESE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/28/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O II VIII II RIO CALABRESE LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] NEXT STEP LEARNING SOLUTIONS LLC filed

Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on October 3, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] NEXT STEP MEDIA SOLUTIONS LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 1, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ Notice of Formation of Speakeasy properties, LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Jan. 27, 2014. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 500 Mill Road, Rochester, NY 14626. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation of 120 LINDEN OAKS PARTNERS LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Nov. 19, 2013. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Dr., Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF COMMERCIAL POWER SYSTEMS, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Commercial Power Systems, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 12/13/13. The office of the LLC is in Monroe

Legal Ads County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 760-B Canning Parkway, Victor, NY 14564, The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ Notice of Formation of GMR MOBIL LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Dec. 19, 2013. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Dr., Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of formation of Integrity Properties of Rochester LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on February 7, 2014. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 75 Tahoe Drive, Rochester, New York 14616. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the LLC is Abode Rochester, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on January 31, 2014. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, and the address a copy shall be mailed is 3 Old Drake Run, Fairport, NY 14450. The LLC is managed by one or more managers. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business.

Secretary of State on January 14, 2014 with an effective date of formation of January 14, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 1599 Highland Avenue, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 1499 Highland Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] CDE&T Partners, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on January 2, 2014 with an effective date of formation of January 2, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 3300 Monroe Avenue, Suite 301, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 3300 Monroe Avenue, Suite 301, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] SS Landscaping, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on January 16, 2014 with an effective date of formation of January 16, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 1085 Rothwood Drive, Webster, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 1085 Rothwood Drive, Webster, New York 14580. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law.

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ]

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Scottsville-EastRiver LLC ]

190 Culver LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York

Articles of Organization with Secretary of State of NY on 1/28/2014.

Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC at 1048 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VILLAGE LEARNING STUDIO, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Village Learning Studio, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 1/7/2014. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 21 Boughton Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534, The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ Notice of Ignite Cheer Tumbling Center, LLC ] Ignite Cheer Tumbling Center, LLC was filed with SSNY on 10/16/2013. Office: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. P.O. address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon SSNY: 54 Shoreway Drive, Rochester, New York 14612. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2013-8270 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Estate of Sarah L. Ford, Cynthia L. Ford as Voluntary Administrator; Capital One Bank, USA N.A.; Klein Steel Service Inc.; New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance; People of the State of New York; United States of America, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated February 6, 2014 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Monroe County Clerk’s Office located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on March 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold

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and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 65 Moulson Street, Rochester, NY 14621, Tax Account No. 091.64-3-66 described in Deed recorded in Liber 4876 of Deeds, page 139; lot size 39.30 x 115.05. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $39,917.78 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: February 2014 Timothy DeJohn, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE, COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. DAVID A. YOUNG, CATHERINE E. YOUNG, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on December 17, 2008, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the front steps of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester NY on March 03, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., premises known as 354 Conrad Drive, Rochester, NY . All that certain plot, piece of land, with buildings and improvement thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, Section 60.58, Block 1 and Lot 5. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #6815/08 Alexander Korotkin, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff.

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