MICHE FAMBRO EVENTS: THE AMAZING ACRO-CATS, MONROE COUNTY FAIR 17 FILM: “FRUITVALE STATION,” “THE WOLVERINE” 26 THEATER REVIEW: 2013 SHAW FESTIVAL 20 CHOW HOUND: ATLAS EATS, FINGER LAKES RIESLING FEST 9 URBAN JOURNAL: PRESERVING PRESERVATION 3 CROSSWORD 35 SARA WATKINS • FINGER LAKES CHAMBER FEST WAVVES • OFF WITH THEIR HEADS JULY 31 - AUGUST 6, 2013 Free • Greater Rochester’s Alternative Newsweekly • Vol 42 No 47 • • • • AND MORE MUSIC, PAGE 10 News. Music. Life. I was never more fearful than on opening night.” CLASSICAL, PAGE 16 Could finances crush Ginna? ENERGY, PAGE 5 Rochester is ground zero in abortion fight. NEWS, PAGE 4 Great Lakes love. ENVIRONMENT, PAGE 5 2013 Park Ave Summer Arts Fest Guide. INSIDE FEATURE AND PHOTO | BY FRANK DE BLASE | PAGE 12 The Fox Sisters: more now than then It was no big deal; just another night of rock ‘n’ roll in the Flower City. The smart set had shoehorned itself into Abilene on a Friday night in March for headliners 5Head and an unknown support act. You could’ve spread the energy with a spatula. It was palpable within the crowd-powered steam heat when seven musicians piled onto the stage area to get the rock ’n’ roll ball rolling. With a stomp and a whoop, the band floored it with a flipped-out frappe of soul and r&b. It was a soul-shaking, hip-quaking blast of Hell Yes. It was The Fox Sisters, and man, did the band ever lay it down. The wow factor makes sense given the band’s pedigree. The Fox Sisters includes members who have earned their bones in bands like The Thundergods, The Quitters, Dog’s Life, Hinkley, Veluxe, and Nod. Find out the story of this new band inside.