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King and racism

On Urban Journal’s “Martin Luther King Jr. and Our History of Racism”: There is no denying

the persistence of racism, but I can’t agree with Ms. Towler that since MLK’s assassination people haven’t made progress. I doubt that any of us old enough to reflect on the casual expressions of racism, sexism, and homophobia that once were tolerated can avoid awareness of how standards have changed. That reflects a change in thinking and behavior, not just different words. There are outliers. It takes some people longer than others, but the trend is obvious. Barack Obama won election twice, and it wouldn’t have happened without the support of white Americans. What persists is institutions that lag far behind the people they presume to govern: predatory capital, police, courts, parties. It was the long-term failure of the Democratic Party to deliver tangible improvements in the standard of living for distressed citizens of all categories, and Clinton’s arrogant stupidity, that cost her a winning margin. It was a non-democratic institution, the Electoral College, that delivered Trump to the White House. Blaming Americans for the failures of these rogue, incompetent institutions is wrong. Denying our progress hands a victory to our enemies. CARL PULTZ

Cobbs Hill’s apartments

Those who have urged the city not to tear down the present Cobbs Hill Village apartments and maintain the integrity of Cobbs Hill Park have been maligned by people stating that we are more interested in parks than Rochester seniors with extremely low incomes. This is unfair and untrue. 2 CITY

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Once these apartments are torn down, the folks who live in Cobbs Hill Village and any other seniors in Rochester will not ever be able to get lowcost senior housing like they have now. These apartments are a model for low-income senior living. Last year City Council passed a Climate Action Plan, a well-thought-out document that recognizes the urgency of addressing climate change in the Rochester region. It says: “Well-vegetated parks can help moderate higher temperatures created in urban heat islands, sequester carbon and other pollutants, and help mitigate impacts of extreme weather events. In addition, parks and green spaces provide opportunities for active recreation, passive enjoyment of nature, and stress relief, all factors that contribute to a more resilient population.” Most people think climate change will happen far into the future and someplace else. Neither is true. Climate change is hitting home now, and Rochester must prioritize its own commitment to addressing it. Maintaining the present profile of Cobbs Hill Village, working on other solutions for senior housing, and eventually returning this section of the park back to its original intent would demonstrate Rochester’s commitment to a sustainable future. FRANK REGAN

I applaud the City Planning Commission for its compassionate decision to support low-income senior housing on a private site that has been low-income housing for half a century. Why evict the existing 60 residents by 2041, as suggested by the Coalition for Cobbs Hill Park in their statement to the City Planning Commission, and return this section of the park back to its original intent? The bitter opposition is indeed putting the value of trees over the value of our most vulnerable senior citizens. I hope both City Council and the mayor support this wise Planning Commission decision. JOHN THOMAS

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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER

Donald Trump and other threats to our democracy North Korea… Syria… John Bolton in the White House, increasingly erratic behavior from the president: the news just gets worse and worse. And in an important package in New York Magazine, Rochester’s David Cay Johnston and others detail how Trump, his family, and others are profiting from the presidency. Foreign governments staying at Trump-owned properties and signing deals with Trump companies; billionaire friends and donors benefiting from Trump’s actions; Trump’s children leveraging the family name to promote their businesses: the articles provide page after page of examples of Trump corruption and greed. There’s so much of it that we become numb to the excess. But that’s just a sliver of what we ought to be watching. If you want something to really worry about, spend a few hours reading Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky’s “How Democracies Die.” It’s relatively short – 322 pages including the endnotes – but it’s one of the most troubling books I’ve read in a long time. Ziblatt and Levitsky are professors of government at Harvard, and they use the history of other troubled democracies to draw parallels with what’s happening in the United States, and to warn about what they believe are very real dangers. If we think that America’s democracy is so special that it will last forever, or if we envision that threats will come in the form of a home-brewed military coup or a takeover by a foreign country, we’re wrong, Ziblatt and Levitsky say. “The erosion of democracy takes place piecemeal,” they write, “often in baby steps.” And, they write: “The tragic paradox of the electoral route to authoritarianism is that democracy’s assassins use the very institutions of democracy – gradually, subtly, and even legally – to kill it.” We may think that our biggest problem is Donald Trump, but Ziblatt and Levitsky are clear: he isn’t. He’s a demagogue, and the constitution’s checks and balances were designed to protect the country from demagogues. But that’s not enough. Strong democracies have other protections. One, of course, is our election process, but voters aren’t as powerful as we imagine. “It is tempting,” Ziblatt and Levitsky write, to think that democracy’s survival “is rooted in the collective wisdom of voters.” But that, they say, “assumes too much of democracy – that ‘the people’ can shape at will the kind of government they possess.”

Democracy’s assassins,” says a troubling new book “use the very institutions of democracy – gradually, subtly, and even legally – to kill it.”

“Potential demagogues exist in all democracies, and occasionally, one or more of them strike a public chord,” Ziblatt and Levitsk, write. “But in some democracies, political leaders heed the warning signs to take steps to ensure that authoritarians remain on the fringes, far from the centers of power.” In 2016, the Republican Party failed in that gatekeeper role, and Donald Trump became the party’s nominee. Strong democracies also have what Ziblatt and Levitsky call “guardrails”: mutual tolerance, acceptance of opponents’ legitimacy, respect for people with different opinions, restraint in exercising power. And there, political leaders of both parties were failing, before Trump became president. There’s lots more in this little book. Ziblatt and Levitsky’s warning about what they say is Trump’s greatest threat to democracy – the possibility that he will get us into armed conflict – is enough to keep us awake at night. People are “more likely to tolerate – even support – authoritarian measures during security crises, especially when they fear for their own safety,” they write. The risk of that happening is high, they think, “given President Trump’s foreign policy ineptitude.” “We fear that if Trump were to confront a war or terrorist attack,” Ziblatt and Levitsky write, “he would exploit this crisis fully – using it to attack political opponents and restrict freedoms Americans take for granted.” Given the news coming out of Syria, Israel, and Russia, and given the inclination of the president and his new national security adviser, the possibility of war doesn’t seem remote right now. A lot is at stake in this year’s midterm Congressional elections. rochestercitynewspaper.com

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Jaeger will teach again at the UR

Professor Florian Jaeger, the man at the center of one of the University of Rochester’s worst managerial crises, will return to teaching in the fall. Jaeger has been on paid leave following accusations of sexual harassment made against him by some current and former students and colleagues. The case has caused serious damage: nine people filed a federal lawsuit against the university, President Joel Seligman has resigned, many students and faculty have sharply criticized the university’s handling of Jaeger’s case, and the reputation of its Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department has been tainted. A statement from the UR last week regarding Jaeger’s return said this: “Multiple investigations determined that Professor Jaeger did not violate any laws or University policies, but aspects of his conduct a decade ago were determined to be unprofessional and inappropriate. As a result of these investigations, the University reprimanded him and took other appropriate corrective steps. The Faculty Senate recently censured him, but stopped short of calling for further action.” The complainants who filed the lawsuit strongly disagreed with the UR’s

decision to permit Jaeger to return to his job. In a statement they released last week, they said they were “saddened by the University’s singular focus on enabling Jaeger to resume his professional life while saying nothing about the harm that his behaviors caused 16 women who careers were derailed by his misconduct.”

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UR group hosts events on immigrants

This weekend and next week, UR DREAMers, an organization at the University of Rochester supporting students who are undocumented immigrants or are eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will host a series of events and lectures about the experience of immigrants. DREAM Week, running Saturday, April 14, through Thursday, April 19, will highlight the range of groups that can be found within the immigrant community, including migrant farm workers (April 15), black immigrants (April 16), and LGBTQ people (April 17). There’ll be an “Immigration 101” event April 14, an event for “First DREAMers” and people with Temporary Protected Status on April 18, and a monologues night on April 19. Events take place at various locations on the UR River Campus. Information: facebook.com/ URDREAMers.

POLITICS | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

Family Court race spotlights diversity

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If you talk to judges who have worked at the local level, many will tell you that Family Court can be the most challenging court to serve on because the cases often involve complex, emotional issues like divorce, child custody, child support, and domestic violence. And, some of them say, there are few courtrooms where diversity on the bench matters more. Attorneys Zuleika Shepard and Fatimat Reid, both Democrats, announced on Monday that they’re running for two open judgeships on Monroe County Family Court, and if they’re elected, they’ll be the first African-American women to serve on that court. It’s been more than 30 years since a candidate of color was elected to any Monroe County judgeship, according to the Monroe County Democratic Committee. Shepard is a trial attorney and currently works as a deputy county attorney in the Monroe County

Law Department, where she handles mostly paternity and child support cases in Family Court. Previously, as an assistant district attorney, she prosecuted hundreds of domestic violence cases. Reid, who is currently chief of staff for the Rochester City School District, was associate counsel in the district’s law department. She also served as a municipal attorney for the City of Rochester, where she oversaw the city’s contracts and litigation. Republicans have chosen Nicole Bayly and Alecia Mazzo to run for Family Court. Bayly has been a Wheatland Town Justice for four years, and previously served as principal law clerk to Family Court Justice James Walsh Jr. Mazzo has been a county attorney in the Monroe County Law Department for 18 years and has handled numerous family-law cases, including those involving child abuse and neglect.

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ACTIVISM | BY JEREMY MOULE

A photography conference at RIT later this month is drawing photographers, scholars, and archivists from major institutions in the US and Europe, to discuss the history of the field and its future. It’ll include an antiquarian show and sale – open to the public.

PHOTOGRAPHY | BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

RIT hosting major photography event Rochester didn’t invent photography, but it’s one of the key places that popularized it. “And I think it remains true today that we’re among the places on the planet that are leading the way to the future as well,” says Bruce Austin, director of Rochester Institute of Technology’s RIT Press. Later this month, RIT Press and RIT’s Wallace Center will host a three-day academic conference that will bring people from respected institutions from around the world to talk about photography. The conference, titled “PhotoHistory / PhotoFuture,” takes place Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, primarily at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Henrietta. It’s the first in what is expected to be a biennial event. Conference participants are coming from institutions from 15 states and nine nations, including The Getty, The Smithsonian, National Geographic, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Nederlands Fotomuseum, the National Library of Scotland, and the University of Basel, Switzerland. The program includes two days of scholarly presentations and panels, receptions, and exhibitions. It also includes an exhibit and sale of contemporary books and photography. And on the closing day, April 22, there’ll be an Antiquarian Photography Show and Sale

– open to the public – in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Books, vintage photographs, vintage photography equipment, and photography accessories will be on sale. Tickets to the Antiquarian show and sale are $6. The conference was designed to attract a broad range of presenters and attendees, including photographers, librarians, archivists, and academics. But it’s also designed for anyone interested in the fun, odd nuances of modern photographic applications, such as using the camera as a tool for making “flash graffiti.” It’s an opportunity to look back at how photography shapes the public’s understanding of the past and present and to think about where expanding photographic technology and its uses will take humanity next. One panel, for instance, will explore the history of social movements, demonstrations, and uprisings as chronicled through photojournalism. Individual speakers will present research papers, and panels will explore topics ranging from the understanding of traditional subjects such as portraiture (from the famous to the anonymous) and landscapes (capturing the beauty of terrain, photography’s influence on westward expansion, the documentation

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of land trusts), to current interdisciplinary approaches to photography and projections about photography’s future applications. The George Eastman Museum will host a reception on Saturday night, and the Memorial Art Gallery has offered early conference registrants free admission to its Sunday night opening of Javier Téllez’s “Nosferatu (The Undead),” the latest art film in MAG’s Media Arts Watch series. Last year’s call for research papers yielded more than 100 submitted proposals, which Austin says shocked and delighted him. “Nobody knows us, nobody knows what this conference is,” he says. And yet, the scholars chose PhotoHistory / PhotoFuture to debut their research. The conference is close to capacity; register at rit.edu/ twc/photohistoryconference.

Day of Science set for Saturday The original March for Science and its companion marches, including one in Rochester, rallied more than one million people to show their support for science and its role in government decision-making. The national march, now in its second year, is set for April 14, and Rochester will again hold parallel events. Rochester March for Science organizers have put together a Day of Science with a noon rally in Martin Luther King Jr. Park followed by a march to the Rochester Riverside Hotel, where the organization will hold a science expo and career fair. The rally and march are meant to serve as “a physical and symbolic show of the movement toward a future where science serves all,” says a press release from the organizing committee. The day’s events will also emphasize the importance of science to Rochester’s economy and environment, and will highlight science-related careers in the region, says Nicole Raisanen, a member of Rochester March for Science’s board. Rally speakers include Wendi Heinzelman, dean of the University of Rochester’s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; City Council Vice President Adam McFadden; Brighton Supervisor Bill Moehle; State Assembly member Harry Bronson; Simeon Banister, Rochester Area Community Foundation’s vice president of community programs; and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren.

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HOMELESSNESS | BY JEREMY MOULE

Homeless camp could be shut down For two years, Geno Brown’s home has been a tarp-covered tent at the bottom of a steep, tree-shielded slope, just feet from South Avenue. But he’ll probably be forced off of the property on April 16. Brown is part of a homeless encampment that stretched across properties owned by Bivona Child Advocacy Center and Spectrum, formerly Time Warner Cable, and that homeless advocates say housed fewer than 20 people at its peak. The tent city is now confined to the edge of Spectrum’s property, and Brown is one of only two residents. If they aren’t out of there by the April 16 deadline set by the property owners, then the Rochester police will be called in to clear the camp, according to homeless advocates. Brown says he wants to be able to stay on the property until he finds acceptable housing, which will take longer than the time he’s been given. He doesn’t get along well with some of the people staying in the crowded shelters, he says, and the encampment provides him something stable in a life that can be hectic. “It’s really a blessing to have a place like this where we could set up a camp,” Brown said one rainy night last week, speaking through his tent walls. Representatives for Spectrum and Bivona each responded to questions about the situation with written statements. They say that for more than six months, they’ve been part of a group also made up of city officials State Department of Transportation representatives (the DOT owns an adjacent lot) that has worked to help find housing options for the people in the encampment and help them transition into it. “A majority have successfully transitioned to alternative housing, and members continue to work with local organizations and to make additional resources available to provide the people remaining with suitable housing,” says a statement from Andrew Russell, Spectrum’s Northeast region director of communications. Staff from St. Joe’s House of Hospitality were able to find housing for a person who was camping on Bivona’s property, says Pat Dupont, a Catholic Worker at the shelter. That person moved into the permanent housing several months ago, and Bivona has since “taken measures to ensure that no one else settles on our property,” says the statement from Austin Reid, Bivona’s marketing and communications specialist. “At this time, there are no campers on agency property. Our primary concern is the safety and comfort of the children who come 6 CITY

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A homeless encampment along South Avenue could soon be dismantled. FILE PHOTO

to the Child Advocacy Center seeking help and healing after experiencing abuse.” Ideally, the two encampment holdouts would be allowed to remain on the property, Dupont says. The people living there keep to themselves and want to be left alone, he says, and they’re willing to work with the property owners to address any problems or concerns. Person Centered Housing Options has been working since 2016 to help people in the encampment access subsidies and find apartments or other places to live, says Nick Coulter, the organization’s founder. It’s been able to place around 10 people, and ideally it’ll be able to help the holdouts find housing, too, he says. “There’s a lot of nuance to that problem, and it’s not as easy as it sounds,” Coulter says. Sometimes, transitioning people from homelessness to permanent housing is a matter of connecting them with a residence they’re comfortable with, Coulter says. For example, some homeless people are extremely reluctant to move into apartment buildings where they’ll have lots of neighbors, he says. The encampment was one of the latest efforts to help Rochester’s hard-to-serve and chronically homeless populations, which have the most trouble finding shelter beds. The group includes people who have severe mental illness or chemical dependency problems that may prevent them from seeking out a bed or make it difficult for them to comply with shelter rules. Many of them have also been cut off from public assistance, which can make finding a bed difficult, since some shelters rely on county reimbursements.

The shelters that don’t rely on government funding, namely St. Joe’s and House of Mercy, often operate at capacity and end up taking in people who can’t find beds at other shelters. Other shelters with so-called hospitality beds, including Open Door Mission, often operate at capacity as well. During a count one night in January 2017, volunteers tallied 65 people without shelter in Rochester, Greece, and Irondequoit. The countywide organization that leads the survey says that on any given night more than 800 people are homeless across Monroe County. Prior to 2014, some of the hard-to-serve population would spend their nights in the Civic Center Garage downtown, but that year the garage’s owner cleared them out. In response, advocates for the homeless set up a tent city known as Sanctuary Village in Washington Square Park, and then on State Department of Transportation property under the Douglass-Anthony bridge. But the city, citing unsafe and unsanitary conditions, eventually bulldozed the camp and fenced the property off. Dupont, Coulter, and other advocates are concerned that the pending eviction, as they call it, at the South Avenue encampment could be a repeat of Sanctuary Village’s ugly end. “What we don’t want to see is homeless people forced to leave the place that they’ve called home for a number of years,” Dupont says. “We feel they really don’t have another place to go. They’ve been pushed out and driven out of every single place that they’ve lived.”


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Positively pleasant on the Parkway

380 Seneca Parkway Of Rochester’s many historic neighborhoods, Maplewood is one of the most unique and notable. It is distinguished by its landscape, architecture, and history with its proximity to the raw beauty of the Genesee River gorge, eponymous Frederick Law Olmsted designed park, countless architect designed homes, and significant historic sites such as Kelsey’s Landing and the Driving Park Racetrack. Seneca Parkway was designed by Olmsted as a grand landscaped boulevard to connect parks within the city. After its completion in the late 19th century, the Parkway quickly became an enclave of elegant residences, which form a veritable encyclopedia of 1890s-1920s residential design in Rochester. Frederick J Odenbach, longtime restaurateur of the Odenbach Hofbrau, Odenbach Coffee Shop, and many others, sought to establish himself early in his career when he had this elegant Colonial Revival style Foursquare home built for him in 1908. The stone front porch with its classical columns looks out over the Parkway and shelters the wood paneled front door that leads to a small vestibule. Beyond is the spacious stair hall with gleaming oak floors, oversized moldings, ten-foot ceilings, a broad, but understated staircase lit by a trio of windows, reading nook, and a coat closet. The living room to the left is lit by one of the original wood-paneled bay windows and has a central Roman brick fireplace beset by two decorative leaded glass windows. Through a broad opening is the dining room with another

large wood paneled bay window and direct access to the large kitchen with its extensive 1950s cabinetry awaiting a careful touch to accentuate its mid-century modern flair. Off of the kitchen is the basement stair and large rear porch. The second floor features extensive oversized moldings; four bedrooms, each with a closet (some lit by charming leaded glass windows) and several large original windows; and a shared bathroom with classic pinwheel tile floors arranged about a large central hall with two linen closets. The walk-up attic is partially finished with two multi-purpose rooms and a bathroom. The basement is tall and features unique original concrete room partitions. A detached two-car garage completes the property. Although a diamond-in-the-rough, the scale, style, and charm of this 3,040 square foot house are exactly what Maplewood homes are known for. It is part of the Maplewood Historic District and is a prime candidate for the 20% NYS Historic Homeowner Rehabilitation Tax Credits to help revitalize its elegant period character. Contact realtor Eric Shaw with HUNT Real Estate ERA at 585-719-6747 and make it yours for $99,000. by Christopher Brandt Christopher is a member of the Young Urban Preservationists and blogs about his own historic home at www.myperfectlittlemoneypit.com.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE | BY TIANNA MAÑÓN

BAIL TRAP Poverty keeps thousands behind bars

Every year, thousands of people in Monroe County are held in jail for weeks or months without a trial because they’re too poor to afford bail. Activists have been pushing for reform, and Governor Andrew Cuomo argued eloquently for it earlier this year. But when the state legislature approved a new budget at the end of last month, bail reform was nowhere to be seen. And some activists say they were frustrated by what they call “watered-down proposals” that the legislature was considering and that 8 CITY

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would have preserved discrimination. When people are arrested and charged with a crime, judges can let them remain free until their trial under certain conditions. They can detain them, which happens with some felony charges. Or they can require them to post bail in order to remain free until their court date. The intent of bail in New York is to ensure that defendants show up in court. But if they can’t pay bail or pay a bail bondsman, they must stay in jail until their court date. That date could be right around the corner

or it could be months away, depending on a number of factors: how congested the court calendar is, for instance, or how ready the prosecution is for trial. Technically, New York’s bail law is “pretty progressive,” says Katie Schaffer, statewide organizer for the reform group #FREEnewyork. Judges are required to set two forms of bail, and state law lists nine different types that can be set, including cash, a bond provided by a bail bondsman, credit cards, and personal property. The defendant or a family member could put up a car or a house as collateral.

Most often, however, the two forms that judges set are cash bail and bail bond. And that disproportionately affects poor people. The New York Civil Liberties Union recently released a study it conducted on the use of bail in eight New York counties in the state. Among its findings: In the five years between 2010 and 2014, 4,760 men and women were jailed for a week or more in Monroe County because they couldn’t afford a bail of $500 or less. More than 1,900 spent a week or more in jail because they couldn’t post bail of $250 or less.


Of the nearly 28,000 people held on bail in the Monroe County jail during that period, 14,656 of them were charged with misdemeanors. In addition to disproportionately affecting poor people, the state’s bail system affects people of color more negatively than it does whites. In the eight counties included in the NYCLU study, 50 percent of people who spent at least one week in jail were black; 38 percent were white. And in all eight counties, “people of color were detained pretrial longer than whites,” the report said. Pretrial incarceration can affect inmates emotionally and physically, as well as their families’ financial and emotional stability, says Monroe County Public Defender Tim Donaher. And if it affect’s someone’s family, Donaher says, “then it can also affect their education, self-worth, and a lot of things in life.” Any amount of time in jail can have a negative impact, Donaher says: “Research has conclusively established that if someone is held pretrial – and it doesn’t need to be their entire time pretrial; if they’re held three days in pretrial detention – there are a significant number of deleterious effects that happen.” Among them: missing work, school, or other responsibilities. Few employers are sympathetic when an employee isn’t at work because of a stint in jail, even if charges are later dropped. For the mentally or physically ill, Donaher says, pretrial detention means skipping medication for days at a time, getting adjusted to a new schedule, or being in a location that can exacerbate the illness. “It would seem to me that bail was created to keep folks in jail,” says Robert Hoggard, a board member of Metro Justice. “The pretrial decision process is to keep those who are a danger to society or a flight risk in.” But, he adds, “I also think – and I don’t know how much people talk about this – we see a lot of mechanisms in place” that are designed solely to make money. “The bottom line is, cash bail or bail bonds, there is money involved,” says Tim Donaher, “and our clients – by virtue of the fact they’re our clients – are poor. They’re indigent.” Indigence isn’t rare in Rochester and in Monroe County’s towns, given the area’s systemic poverty. And for the public defenders’ clients, Donaher says, “any amount of cash bail is an enormous obstacle, because they don’t have cash.” As the NYCLU report notes, the state’s bail system is disproportionately affecting black New Yorkers. Donaher says it’s not that judges are overtly racist; it’s the byproduct of a system that needs changing. “I don’t think there’s anyone sitting back there up on the bench saying, ‘You know what? I want to hold every minority person that comes into my court,’” he says. “It’s not

Monroe County Public Defender Tim Donaher. PHOTO PROVIDED

that. It’s more of, it’s just very hard for judges because of fast-paced arraignment.” Or, he says, it can be a problem of judges not having enough information to do an individual assessment – “to say, ‘OK, what’s the real minimal amount I can set here?’” And poor defendants may not have help pressing a judge to look for options to cash bail or a bailbondsman, says Donaher. “If there’s no one advocating for them saying, ‘Judge, he’s poor. He can’t make cash bail, but would you accept other forms or a secure bond? His parents will put their house up….’” Lacking that support, the defendant will go to jail to await a court date. Court congestion can also play a role, Donaher says. Even though defendants are supposed to get a speedy trial, “there is an exception for court congestion,” he says, “so they won’t dismiss cases because of congestion.” Congestion is a problem in New York City, but it doesn’t happen as often in Monroe County, Donaher says: “On average, we’re trying cases in Monroe County well within a year of the arrest. In felony cases, even earlier. It’s only due to outside factors we get delays.” For instance, he said, “there is no way in a murder prosecution in Monroe County that the autopsy report will be done and final within eight months. Just not going to happen, because of the backlog in the Medical Examiner’s office. And often times, they send stuff out to be tested, and to private doctors who aren’t going to put the needs of the ME before their patients.” “Incarcerating people pretrial leads to guilty pleas,” says #FREEnewyork’s Erin George. “They have no idea of when they’ll get to trial or what information is on their case, so it’s easy for prosecution to coerce guilty pleas. If everyone pursued their legal right, the system would implode. It requires a number of people take guilty pleas… ‘If I sign this piece of paper, I get to go home? Done.’” But that has consequences. The charge is then on the defendants’ record, casting

a shadow on future opportunities for employment and housing. And Donaher says defendants are also more likely to be held for higher bail if they’re arrested in the future. In his annual State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed reforming cash bail and other parts of the criminal justice system. He discussed eliminating cash bail for misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges, requiring prosecution teams to reveal their evidence in a more timely manner, speeding up trials by reducing delays, and holding prosecutors accountable for their delays. All of these could contribute to keeping people out of jail for as long as possible, the governor said. “Let’s be painfully honest,” Cuomo said. “The truth is that our Lady Justice is still not colorblind, and her scales are still not balanced. Our bail system is biased against the poor.” “Our jails are full of people who are not supposed to be incarcerated,” Cuomo said. And, he said, “Punishment is supposed to be imposed when one is found guilty.” But Cuomo’s proposal would also have added a clause to evaluate the dangerousness of a defendant. That would require a risk assessment, which can be unfair, says Erin George, New York State campaign coordinator at JustLeadershipUSA, the organization under which #FREENY operates. “It’s not possible,” she says, to accurately predict how dangerous someone is “based on predetermined assessments.” “The data and measures used” – the age of someone’s first arrest, for instance – “are tainted with racism,” she says. George and JustLeadership criticized the state’s proposed bail reform for not going far enough. Among other things, they and other activists had pushed for eliminating money bail altogether. They wanted assessment of a defendant’s dangerousness excluded from pretrial assessments, and they wanted a

“presumption of release in all cases.” Prior to the legislature’s budget vote, a statement from JustLeadership charged that “the ‘bail reform’ proposals on the table for negotiation in the budget will continue to set up a system of inequity whereby people without financial resources will go to jail and those with financial resources will be able to fight their case from home.” “The current proposals,” the statement said, “will allow racial disparity to remain at the center of our pretrial system.” Full reform is necessary, the activists say, because without it, the issue won’t really be resolved. And in a statement following the budget vote, George said: “Decarcerating New York must happen in tandem with investing in communities. In light of this reality, we also recognize that this budget failed to meet the full demands of our many partners working on vital housing, education, healthcare, reproductive rights and protection of basic needs that our communities need to thrive.” As for what’s next in the push for bail reform: In an interview last week, Rochester Assemblymember Harry Bronson said the recent reform effort was a victim of pressure stemming from the state budget’s deadline. Bail and other key reforms like education policy and election reforms were removed from negotiations, he said, so that legislators could pass the budget by April 1, as they’re required to do. Bail reform, Bronson said, is a complex issue. “The difficulty is balancing two policy issues that are very important,” he said. “We want New Yorkers to be confident they’ll be treated suitably and fairly in court regardless of economic status. But we also want to make sure that if someone has been brought to the attention of the criminal justice system, particularly as a threat to the public safety, that that’s taken into consideration.” “For us in the Assembly,” Bronson said, “we wanted to require the least restrictive alternative to monetary bail that would reasonably assure a defendant would return to court. We were keeping public safety in mind, too.” While the Assembly legislation called for eliminating cash bail for misdemeanors and nonviolent offenses, the offenses in those classifications aren’t as obvious as one might think, Bronson said. Offenses that would seem to be violent felonies sometimes aren’t, he said, and vice versa. The complexity of the bail issue, and the pressure of the budget deadline proved too much to overcome, Bronson said. “We just didn’t have a sufficient amount of time to work out these conflicting issues,” he said. The legislature is on post-budget break right now, but it’ll be back in session April 16. “We’re going continue to work on it after this break,” Bronson said. “It’s important for us to get a fiscally sound budget out, but we’ll go back after this break.” rochestercitynewspaper.com

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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.)

Protesting against war

Peace Action and Education, Workers World, and the House of Mercy will hold a protest and march on Friday, April 13, on the theme “End US Wars at Home and Abroad.” Peace activists are planning demonstrations in many US cities this weekend to protest against spending the country’s limited resources on weapons and wars. There will be a press conference at House of Mercy, 285 Ormond Street, at 3:30. And there will be a march from there to the Federal Building, 100 State Street, where there will be a rally at 4:30 p.m.

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Interfaith leaders speaking here

Two leaders of an international interfaith organization will be in Rochester next week, discussing the group’s efforts to promote understanding of different faiths. The Rev. Larry Greenfield, director of the Parliament of World Religions, and Abdul Malik Mujahid, former board chair, will be the speakers for a program titled “Inclusion and the Power of Love” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Nazareth College’s Otto Shults Community Center. (Greenfield is a former president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.) The event is sponsored by the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Nazareth. The Parliament of World Religions, which is composed of people from different religious and spiritual communities working to create a just and sustainable world,

will hold an international Congress in Toronto in November.

Planning for selfdriving vehicles

At its meeting on Thursday, April 12, the Genesee Transportation Council’s Planning Committee will hear a presentation meeting on developing a regional plan for the inclusion of self-driving vehicles. The meeting is open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for public comments. The meeting will be held at City Hall, Council Chambers, 30 Church Street, at 10 a.m.


Dining & Nightlife

Left to right: The Big Pink pizza, a corner of The Swan Dive's upstairs lounge, and a Pimm's Cup cocktail, which is available by the glass or pitcher. PHOTOS BY RENÉE HEININGER

Deep dive The Swan Dive 289 ALEXANDER STREET MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY, 4 P.M. TO 12 A.M.; FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 4 P.M. TO 2 A.M.; SUNDAY, NOON TO 8 P.M. 413-3306; SWANDIVEROC.COM [ FEATURE ] BY MARY RICE

The strip of Alexander Street formerly known as Restaurant Row has a colorful new arrival — with some familiar faces behind it. The Swan Dive, which held its grand opening March 30, is co-owned by Jon and Paulina Swan and Nick Ryan, who are all old hands in the Rochester bar and restaurant scene, despite all of them being under 40. Jon co-owns Ox and Stone and The Daily Refresher (both on Alexander Street), as well as Dorado on Park Avenue. His younger sister, Paulina, was formerly head bartender at Roux on Park Ave and now runs the kitchen at The Swan Dive. And Nick Ryan, previously behind the bar at Ox and Stone, is now helming the bar program at the new business. The Swan Dive was “born out of wanting to be starkly different from what’s available in Rochester,” Jon says.

It’s eclectic in theme, a cross between a dive bar, a Mid-Century Modern living room, an old-school American diner, an Italian restaurant, and a circa-1950 postcard from Miami Beach. Done up in shades of deep turquoise and bright flamingo, the place is practically begging to be your next Instagram post — something the owners say was completely intentional. “We wanted it to be interesting and photogenic,” Jon says, adding that the co-owners collaborated on the design and did much of the interior work themselves. “Everyone left their mark here.” The menu, which Jon describes as “loosely Italian,” was designed by Paulina and inspired in part by Los Angeles fast-fine Italian restaurant Jon & Vinny’s. Pizzas and pastas share space with American diner classics like chicken nuggets, mozzarella sticks, hot fudge sundaes, plus a foot-long sausage from Swan Market (no relation). Pizza dough is made in house, and the owners anticipate launching a pizza delivery service within the next six months. On Friday and Saturday nights the kitchen is open until 1:30 a.m. During The Swan Dive’s grand opening, a friend and I stopped by for dinner around 7

p.m. to find the place doing a steady business, with the majority of patrons clustered around the back bar. My dining companion and I slid onto two bright teal barstools, where we could keep an eye on the bartenders and the open kitchen at the same time. Service is informal and there are no waiters — a deliberate choice that gives the place a more casual feel. Patrons order food at the bar or at the counter, take a number, and a member of kitchen staff brings out the order when it’s ready. We started with a dish of marinated olives, served warm with smashed garlic cloves and bathed in olive oil ($4). Next we tried the Big Pink pizza, a vodka saucebased pie topped with mozzarella, Pecorino, onions, and mounded with arugula ($13). The dough was aromatic, tender, and tasted almost unbelievably fresh. Still peckish, (and in the name of research), we finished off our meal with the Papalee’s meatballs, which were juicy and respectably-sized and served with red sauce and cheese (three for $5). Disappointingly, the lighting was too dim to snap any Instagram-worthy photos. Though we skipped dessert, we did sample some offerings from the bar. I

tried the Start Without Me ($10), a bright, botanical drink made with rye and gin. My companion ordered a Pimm’s Cup from the “draft cocktails” menu (all $8), which are available by the glass or by the pitcher. The bar menu was designed by Ryan, formerly of Ox and Stone. Like that establishment, and the Daily Refresher just steps away, the Swan Dive offers some very thoughtful, cleverly-named cocktails, but balances these more complex libations with an approachable beer list (bottles and cans from $3, drafts from $4). With not one but two other Swanowned establishments a stone’s throw (literally) from the front door of the Swan Dive, Jon entertains the idea that he could be potentially competing with himself. However, he thinks the neighborhood has room to grow. “We’re devoted to improving the area and to establishing a culture here, from a business and a personal perspective,” he says. An extended version of this story is online at rochestercitynewspaper.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11


Upcoming [ FUNK/SOUL]

Music

Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People. Friday, May 4. Anthology, 336 East Avenue. 8:30 p.m. $10-$20. anthologylive.com; daniellepondermusic.com. [ HILLBILLY PUNK ]

The Legendary Shack Shakers. Wednesday, June 20. Abilene

Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 8 p.m. $20-$25. abilenebarandlounge.com; legendaryshackshakers.com.

[ SURF PUNK ] Agent Orange. Saturday, August 11. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 8 p.m. $15-$18. themontagemusichall.com; facebook.com/agentorange.net.

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Charming Disaster

SUNDAY, APRIL 15 THE SPIRIT ROOM, 139 STATE STREET 7 P.M. | FREE | CHARMINGDISASTER.COM; FACEBOOK.COM/THESPIRITROOMROCHESTER [ FOLK ] The murder ballad duo Charming Disaster tells

stories of the macabre, exploring grim themes of gruesome mythology, occult folktales, and strange love stories. The Brooklyn-based band’s latest album, “Cautionary Tales,” is like a musical effigy to Edgar Allan Poe with a spooky cabaret feel. The mischievous, haunting sounds of the ukulele and guitar emphasize the duo’s gothic tongue and cheek narratives, which is easily comparable to something Tim Burton and Danny Elfman would have dreamed up. — BY AMANDA FINTAK

Let’s Be Friends of Teen Empowerment FRIDAY, APRIL 13 THE METROPOLITAN, 1 SOUTH CLINTON AVENUE 6 P.M. | $10 | LETSBEFRIENDSPARTY.COM; TEENEMPOWERMENT.ORG [ HIP-HOP ] The monthly Let’s Be Friends parties have become somewhat of a legend in our city. The events, hosted by emcee MdotCoop with music by DJ Tim Tones and Fresh, showcase and promote young hip-hop artists. Next up, the series will host a fundraiser by teaming up with Teen Empowerment, a community-driven center focusing on difficult issues impacting Rochester youth such as crime and violence, teen pregnancy, quality education, jobs, and access to the arts. Youth organizers of TE will be performing songs and spoken word, and the night will feature raffles and an art exhibition by artist Young Salut. — BY AMANDA FINTAK PHOTO BY FLORENCE MONTMARE

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Steve Gadd Band

BLUES

“Steve Gadd Band” BFM Jazz drstevegadd.com

Eastern Boundary Quartet SUNDAY, APRIL 15 BOP SHOP RECORDS, 1460 MONROE AVENUE 8 P.M. | 271-3354; BOPSHOP.COM [ JAZZ ] What happens when two of the greatest musicians in Hungary — saxophonist Mihaly Borbely and drummer Balazs Bagyi — get together with two of New York City’s finest — pianist Michael Jefry Stevens and bassist Joe Fonda? You can find out when the Eastern Boundary Quartet takes the stage at the Bop Shop where you’re bound to hear a fantastic fusion of Hungarian folk melodies combined with American jazz rhythms and harmonies. $15 general; $10 students. — BY RON NETSKY

Acid Mothers Temple WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVENUE 9 P.M. | $10-$12 | BUGJAR.COM; ACIDMOTHERS.COM [ PSYCH ROCK ] Acid Mothers Temple will take

you to another dimension when you hear it. Led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto, the Japanese psychedelic rock band has ecstacized audiences around the world — and through dozens of albums — since 1995. Its music is (true to its name) like taking a heavy acid trip, filled with experimental textures and luminescent auras that swirl around and wash over you. Acid Mothers Temple is a band of sonic alchemists that turn intense, kaleidoscopic atmospheres into dazzling, lysergic stratospheres. Yoo Doo Right, Leus Zeus, and Pengo will also perform. — BY KATIE HALLIGAN

John Primer. Club 86, 86

Avenue E. Geneva. 6:30-10 p.m. $5.

Rochester Folkus: Joe Beard & Bill Downen.

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. 7 p.m. $10. Upward Groove. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m.

Listening to the new, self-titled album by the Steve Gadd Band, one thought comes immediately to mind: back-up bands are far more than back-up bands. Gadd himself is exhibit A. Perhaps the best drummer working today in pop music, his main gigs are in the bands of the world’s top stars: James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and others. And the musicians featured on this album are veterans of Taylor’s touring band. Gadd, who produced the album, gives them all a chance to shine. For instance, bassist Jimmy Johnson contributes three tracks: an irresistibly funky tune co-written with Gadd, a beautiful ballad, and a Latin-tinged composition. Walt Fowler, who plays excellent solos on trumpet and flugelhorn throughout, also writes with Gadd and adds one tune of his own. Michael Landau, superb on guitar, offers a bluesy ballad and, with Duke Gadd (guitar and percussion), the funkiest tune on the album. Keyboardist Kevin Hays teams up with Duke Gadd and Landau for another funk romp. He also wrote and sings the albums one (heart-felt) tune with words.

CLASSICAL

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, & Friends. Kodak Hall at

Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 274-3000. eastmantheatre.org. 8 p.m. Works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Bach, and Schubert alongside works of literature by Whitman, Twain, and Hemingway. $51.50-$109. Bravo Night. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7-9 p.m. Mark Daniels, tenor; Kearstin Piper Brown, soprano; Rob Goodling, accompanist. Live from Hochstein. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Mikhail Kopelman, Stefan Reuss, and Rebecca Penneys.

— BY RON NETSKY

Kairos Sextet “Transition” Dafnison Music kairossextet.com

JAZZ

Eastman Jazz and New Jazz Ensemble. Kilbourn Hall, 26

Toward the end of the fifth cut on the Kairos Sextet’s “Transition” album, a horn phrase so infectious and so tightly executed lets you know: this group is the real thing. I discovered later how appropriate that musical peak moment was. The track, “Triangle and Circles,” was written by Dafnis Prieto, the group’s mentor and executive producer, not to mention one of the greatest percussionists in jazz. In fact, the sextet began as the Dafnis Prieto Artist Ensemble at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where all of the members studied under Prieto. The Greek name may be ancient, but it’s highly appropriate; kairos means the right moment for action. The sextet is Sean Johnson (tenor saxophone), Nick Lamb (keyboards), Tom Kelley (saxophones), Sam Neufeld (trumpet), Jon Dadurka (bass) and Johnathan Hulett (drums). Johnson, Lamb, Kelley, and Dadurka all contribute strong tunes made stronger by adventurous arrangements. The common denominators here are gorgeous horn harmonies, high-flying solos, and just the right level of complexity. — BY RON NETSKY

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Gibbs St. esm.rochester.edu. 8-10 p.m. AMERICANA

The Old Main. Abilene

Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $7. The Stash! Band. Funk ‘n Waffles, 204 N Water Street. 585-448-0354. funknwaffles. com. 8 p.m. $7/$10. POP/ROCK

Don Christiano & Walt O’Brien. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge

Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. fairportbside.com. 7 p.m. “The Beatles Unplugged.”. Some Ska Band. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. 5 p.m. continues on page 14

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La Botz since 2001 has been practicing,

Jake La Botz found his music while searching for magic. PHOTO BY JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS

Obituary song Jake La Botz WITH JD MCPHERSON AND WOODY PINES FRIDAY, APRIL 13 HARRO EAST BALLROOM, 155 NORTH CHESTNUT STREET 8 P.M.| $20-$25 ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM JAKELABOTZ.COM [ FEATURE ] BY FRANK DE BLASE

There is a pervading darkness to Jake La Botz’s music, a noirish narrative, haunting and hungry like a hellhound on his trail. His music is captivating; his words, prose. It’s the blues on a cloudy night. On his latest Hi-Style Records album, “Sunnyside,” there is romance that leads to murder, inflatable ducks, and a positively mesmerizing account of life in a junky hotel. La Botz’s guitar-playing is pure Piedmont, without it waxing too antique. He sticks in a nascent knife and gives it a twist. “Sunnyside” isn’t a museum piece. However, it does sound more yesterday than today. That’s because of golden-eared producer Jimmy Sutton twiddlin’ the knobs. Just a week ago, “Sunnyside” won an Independent Music Award for Alternative Country Best Album along with Sutton who won the award for Best Producer in the Roots Country category. 14 CITY APRIL 11 - 17, 2018

“Some of the songs are just straight blues,” La Botz says on the phone from his crib in Nashville. “There’s a playfulness, too, but it’s not so claustrophobic. You could be in the middle of Hell and still tell a joke.” La Botz is a fascinating individual. He learned to play the blues from Honeyboy Edwards, Homesick James, and “Maxwell Street” Jimmy Davis — their influence slithers in and out of his guitar. Besides getting under the listener’s skin with his music’s epic simplicity, La Botz is an actor who you’ve no doubt seen playing roles in “Rambo,” “Ghost World,” and “On the Road,” to name a few. Somewhat of a factotum, this singersongwriter has itchy feet. It’s a transient wanderlust born of music, insight, and determination that was mired down in alcohol and drug addiction for a spell. Hell, he even used to write obituaries — and still does in a way. “Every song is an obituary to an experience that just happened,” La Botz says. And while he has a wealth of stories to tell or obituaries to write, sometimes the man isn’t sure who he is. “Who am I?” he says. “This is a question I ask myself every day. I get up and feel so confused. I feel blurry.” La Botz says he starts to figure it out, “and honestly, I feel every single day this kind of coming together of all these elements in my life.”

studying, and teaching meditation within the Tibetan tradition of Chogyam Trungpa. He stumbled upon meditation while trying to rekindle his childlike fascination. “Stumble is a pretty good word for it,” he says. “I was a stumbling, falling down alcoholic and a nodding out heroin addict. And you know when you’re a kid and things seem magical? When I was a kid growing up in Chicago, I felt there was kind of this magic and I wanted to get ahold of it. I wanted to know what it was. I wanted to follow it. “So, like a lot of kids, I got a magic kit to perform tricks. But that wasn’t quite magic enough. So I went to the occult bookstore down the street from my house to check out their groovy selection of spells and hypnotism and really whatever they had cooking in there.” La Botz remembers vividly a low point in his life that he’s lucky to be here to tell: The night he overdosed on heroin in San Francisco at 21. “My friend called the paramedics,” he says. “And when they arrived I remember hearing them say, ‘He’s dead.’ But I started to wake up as they were packing me up for the morgue.” They checked him into the hospital, but he split in his hospital gown and got a cab back to the party where the OD occurred. “I didn’t want them shooting up my other bag of dope,” he says. According to La Botz, “The high point is now. I feel all of life, all that’s happened up to now, has brought me to a point right here and it’s kind of exciting.” La Botz finally cleaned up only to find he still faced the search for magic. It was still on. He found magic in literature and magic in music. But he wanted to know what underlies the guys that write the books and the music. What was beneath the whole thing? So he tried what he calls a spiritual path. “I joined a black Baptist church and played guitar there in South Central Los Angeles. I checked out the whole Hindu guru scene. I started practicing Aikido — a Japanese martial art. I tried a lot of stuff.” But it seemed whatever La Botz tried kept steering him back to meditation. “This therapist I was seeing had a picture on the wall of this Tibetan guy in a Westernstyled suit, and he looked so interesting to me. So finally I asked, ‘Who is that guy?’ And it was Chogyam Trungpa. So I started reading his books. I loved his sense of humor and directness and his point of view on life. I found a teacher, and now I teach it.” His music is dark and his life has had some overcast moments to say the least, and he musically conjures some dark characters, but La Botz doesn’t consider himself a dark person. One wonders: Without his dark background, would his output be the same? He ponders the question for a moment. “I don’t know,” he says. “But I’d certainly write different types of songs, that’s for sure. I feel like now I write from the Hell realm of human experience. I feel like I relate to the depths of pain that go along with that.”

ACOUSTIC/FOLK Bluegrass Jam. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. bernunzio.com. Second Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Old Timey Jam. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. bernunzio.com. Every third Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Storytellers: Mike Powell, Chris Merkley, Charley Orlando. Lovin’

Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. $10. Travis Fitch. 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 5852470079. 585rbb.com. 5 p.m. CLASSICAL

EARS Regular Concert II.

Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8-10 p.m. Featuring repertoire pieces, new works, and student compositions. Eastman at Washington Square. ,. esm.rochester.edu/community. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Hornist Erin Futterer and her quartet. OSSIA New Music. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. esm.rochester.edu. 8:30-10 p.m. VOCALS

Drew Dieckmann. Via Girasole

Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 541-0340. viagirasole. com. 7 p.m. JAZZ

Aidan O’Connor Quartet. Joe

Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. 532-7942. joebeanroasters.com. 8 p.m. $5. The Debbie Kendrick Project. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 7-9 p.m. Drew Dieckman. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. viagirasole. com. 7 p.m. The Rippingtons. Kodak Center, 200 W. Ridge Rd. 254-0157. ticketmaster.com. 7:30 p.m. $73-$92. AMERICANA

The Last Revel, Max & Richie.

Funk ‘n Waffles, 204 N Water Street. 585-448-0354. funknwaffles.com. 9 p.m. $10/$13. Mystic Stew. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. fairportbside.com. 7 p.m. Time Sawyer. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8 p.m. $5. METAL

Pillärs, American Terrorist, Blackhand, Saints and Winos.

Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar. com. 8 p.m. POP/ROCK

Alan Doyle, Fortunate Ones.

Anthology, 336 East Ave. anthologylive.com. 7:30 p.m. $25. Chris Bethmann. Rohrbach Beer Hall, 97 Railroad Street. 585-5468020. rohrbachs.com. 6-9 p.m. continues on page 15


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Eastman Saxophone Project.

ACOUSTIC/FOLK Julianne Cary. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 3153003. fairportbside.com. 5 p.m.

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

BLUES

Bureau Cats Blues Band. Cross

Keys Tavern, 521 Thurston Road. 313-2559. 6 p.m. The Coupe de Villes. 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 5852470079. 585rbb.com. 8 p.m.

JD McPherson, Jake LaBotz, Woody Pines. Harro East

CLASSICAL | ANDERSON AND ROE

What’s more electrifying than the sound of a virtuosic pianist setting the keys ablaze? Two virtuosic pianists. Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe will bring their dazzling approach to chamber music to Hochstein Performance Hall when they join conductor Michael Butterman and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Complete with intricate rhythmic interplay, innovative textures, and clever arrangements, the dynamic duo will play selections from their signature repertoire alongside works by Mozart and Poulenc. And if you still need to be convinced, give their YouTube video for Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango” a look and a listen.

Ballroom, 155 N. Chestnut St. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $20/$25. CLASSICAL

Wan-Ling Chuang & Ken Luk. Doty Recital Hall SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo. 245-5824. 7:30 p.m. Music by Brazilian composers Villa-Lobos & Pixinguinha, as well Angentine tango music master, Piazzolla. DJ/ELECTRONIC

Bass Massacre ft. Fe’Netiks. Bug

Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. JAZZ

Anderson and Roe will join the RPO on Sunday, April 15, at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Avenue. 2 p.m. $24-$37. 454-2100; rpo.org; andersonroe.com.

Chris Ott. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. 6-9 p.m.

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153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 6 p.m.

Daddy Longleg’s Homegrown Revival. Abilene Bar & Lounge,

Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. esm. rochester.edu. 8-10 p.m.

1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. Trio East. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org/ cafe. 8 p.m. REGGAE/JAM

Roots of Creation: Grateful Dub Tour with The Medicinals, MoChester. Anthology, 336 East

Ave. anthologylive.com. 7:30 p.m. $15. AMERICANA

Bobby Henrie & The Goners.

Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 10 p.m. POP/ROCK

Fox 45, A Deer A Horse, Pink Elephant. Rosen Krown, 875

Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 10 p.m. Katy Guillen & The Girls. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 3153003. fairportbside.com. 8 p.m.

Kids In The Basement, Strange Standard. Firehouse Saloon,

814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Martin Sexton, Joan Osborne. Funk ‘n Waffles, 204 N Water Street. 585-448-0354. funknwaffles.com. 7 p.m. $45.

Passive Aggressives Anonymous, Escape Terrain, Juicy Connotation. Lovin’ Cup,

300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8:30 p.m. $5.

Straight On. Montage Music

Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. montagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. A tribute to Heart. $10-$13.

[ SAT., APRIL 14 ]

charleybrownspenfield.com.

Jimmie Highsmith Jr.. Via Girasole

Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 641-0340. viagirasole. com. 7:30 p.m. HIP-HOP/RAP

ACOUSTIC/FOLK

Benjamin Sheridan. Mill Creek Cafe, 8705 Main St. Honeoye. 585-229-2620. reverbnation. com/bensheridan. 1-4 p.m. BLUES

Red, Fred, & Weems. Little

Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 585-258-0400. thelittle.org/cafe. 8 p.m.

Spring Bling After Party: Tifa, Celcil, Davey Magnum, Stassu Pryce. Funk ‘n Waffles, 204 N Water Street. 585-448-0354. funknwaffles.com. 10:30 p.m. $30. REGGAE/JAM

Creamery Station, The Stone Jack Ballers. Funk ‘n Waffles,

204 N Water Street. 585-4480354. funknwaffles.com. 8 p.m. $5/$7.

CLASSICAL

Lost Voices: Music Of & About the Holocaust. Upper Room

Family Worship Center, 831 Joseph Avenue. 585- 532-0445. 7-9:30 p.m. Eastman School musicians commemorate the victims of the Holocaust through music & selected readings. A screening of documentary “Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent” will follow.

Lotte Lenya Competition Evening Concert. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs

St. esm.rochester.edu. 8-10 p.m. RIT Singers: Spring Concert. Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center, RIT, One Lomb Memorial Drive. 475-4292. rit.edu/music. 3-4 p.m. JAZZ

Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202.

AMERICANA

The Lonely Ones. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. $5. POP/ROCK

Annie Wells. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge

Lane. Fairport. 315-3003. fairportbside.com. 5 p.m. Aqueous. Flour City Station, 170 East Ave. flourcitystation.com. 9 p.m. $15/$18. East End Drifters. B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane. Fairport. 3153003. fairportbside.com. 8 p.m. Hinkley & Jan The Actress. Rosen Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 10 p.m.

Rosedale, Dirty Pennies, Pawner, Hojack. Firehouse

Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. $5.

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PSST. Can’t decide on where to eat? Check with our dining writers for vetted grub.

Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles feat. Eric “Roscoe” Ambel. Abilene Bar & Lounge,

153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9 p.m. $10. State Line. 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Road. 5852470079. 585rbb.com. 8 p.m. $5. The Stedwells. Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave. 2713354. bopshop.com. 7 p.m. Tryst. Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 924-3232. trystband. com. 8 p.m.-midnight.

[ SUN., APRIL 15 ] BLUES

Bill Schmitt & The Bluesmasters. Stromboli, 130 East Ave. 5462121. Bluesmasters.net. 6:308:30 p.m.

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CLASSICAL

Bach Cantatas Series. Lutheran

Church of the Reformation, 111 North Chestnut St. 454-3367. 3-4 p.m. A chamber ensemble of instrumental and vocal soloists from the Eastman School of Music.

Compline, performed by the Schola Cantorum. Christ Church,

I listen to Aqueous and it feels like I’m floating in the ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese’s with a tank of nitrous oxide. Born in Buffalo in 2006, this quartet jams somewhere between jazz jump and hip-hop and have consequently landed upon their own candy mountain. There’s power in those escalating swirls and tempo flips. And I really dig that colorful, lush guitar, too. Aqueous plays two nights, Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at Flour City Station, 170 East Avenue. 9 p.m. $15-$18. flourcitystation.com; aqueousband.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

141 East Ave. 454-3878. christchurchrochester.org. 9-9:30 p.m. Easter Hymn Festival. St. John of Rochester Church, 8 Wickford Way. Fairport. 585-248-5993. 3-4 p.m. All are invited to sing with combined Rochester-area choirs, Eastman Brass, Marko Pranic, and guest organist Dr. Bruce Frank.

Yards, 50-52 Public Market. attheyards.com. 1-3:30 p.m. With Serevende Mbira Ensemble and Zimbabwean Marimba Ensemble. $5.

Eastman Organ Community Concert. Episcopal Church of the

METAL

Good Shepherd, 1130 Webster Rd. 872-2281. 4-5 p.m. Features short organ recitals by Eastman students.

Greece Symphony Orchestra Concerto. Bethany Presbyterian

Church, 3000 Dewey Ave. 2345636. greeceperformingarts.org. 3-5 p.m. Works by Mozart, Andre Gretry, & Ennio Morricone. $5.

Holocaust Remembrance Concert.

Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. esm. rochester.edu. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Curated by Renée Jolles. $10.

Nazareth College Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. Nazareth

College Linehan Chapel, 4245 East Ave.,. 389-2700. naz.edu. 3-4:30 p.m. Nazareth College Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band honor the life and music of composer David Maslanka. Piano Trio. Doty Recital Hall SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo. 245-5824. 3 p.m. Works by Beethoven & Brahms. JAZZ

Eastern Boundary Quartet. Bop

TRADITIONAL

Sounds of Zimbabwe. The

Orodruin, Lady Beast, Fatal Curse. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 9 p.m.

[ MON., APRIL 16 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK

Songwriters in the Round with Katie Preston. Funk ‘n Waffles,

204 N Water Street. 448-0354. funknwaffles.com. 7 p.m. $5. Watkins & the Rapiers. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 2580400. thelittle.org/cafe. 7-9 p.m. BLUES

Stormy Valle. Record Archive,

33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. 5-8 p.m. CLASSICAL

RIT Orchestra: Spring Concert. Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center, RIT, One Lomb Memorial Drive. 585-475-4292. rit.edu/ music. 5-6 p.m.

Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3354. bopshop.com. 8 p.m. $10/$20.

[ TUE., APRIL 17 ]

Jazz Jam w/ Jon Seiger & The All Stars. Funk ‘n Waffles, 204

ACOUSTIC/FOLK Che Malambo. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 274-3000. eastmantheatre.org. 8 p.m. Old World Warblers. Cottage Hotel of Mendon, 1390 Pittsford-

N Water Street. 585-448-0354. funknwaffles.org. 3-5 p.m. The Rita Collective. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. $10. 16 CITY APRIL 11 - 17, 2018

GROOVE | AQUEOUS

Mendon Rd. Mendon. 581 3337. cottagehotelmendon.com. 7:30 p.m. CLASSICAL

Eastman Presents: Che Malambo.

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. EastmanTheatre.org. 8-10 p.m. $26-$71. Tuesday Pipes.. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. esm. rochester.edu. 12-12:30 p.m. Lunchtime concerts by Eastman organists. JAZZ

Grove Place Jazz Project.

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. 7 p.m. Featuring a different set of Eastman School of Music Students and other area jazz artisans every Tues. $10. REGGAE/JAM

Dead Night w/ Roc & Rye Band. Funk ‘n Waffles, 204 N

Water Street. 585-448-0354. funknwaffles.com. Every other Tuesday, 8-11 p.m. POP/ROCK

The Devil’s Cut. Abilene Bar &

Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8 p.m. $6.

Perpetual Groove, Occular Panther. Funk ‘n Waffles, 204 N Water Street. 585-448-0354. 9 p.m. $15.


Dance

PUSH Physical Theatre and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will perform collaborative new works this week. PHOTO BY ERICH CAMPING

Come together “Breaking Boundaries with PUSH Physical Theatre” FRIDAY, APRIL 13, AND SATURDAY, APRIL 14, AT 8 P.M. KODAK HALL AT EASTMAN THEATRE, 60 GIBBS STREET $24-$110 | 454-2100; RPO.ORG; PUSHTHEATRE.ORG [ PREVIEW ] BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

On the surface, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s upcoming collaboration on April 13 and 14 with the nearly undefinable local performance troupe PUSH Physical Theatre may seem like nothing new. The RPO has long worked with performers from other artistic mediums, including movementbased groups as varied as the Rochester City Ballet and Cirque de la Symphonie. But in actuality, this program — entitled “Breaking Boundaries with PUSH Physical Theatre” — is all about subtle innovations that find both the musicians and stage performers presenting their craft in new contexts.

Though the initial approach to this collaboration was open-ended, Darren Stevenson, co-Artistic Director of PUSH Physical Theatre, was clear about the direction he wanted to avoid. “There is this thing that sometimes happens where we say that we’re collaborating,” Stevenson explains. “What’s actually happening is the musicians are onstage playing something and the dancers are onstage dancing something. We just happen to be doing it at the same time. And we call it a collaboration. And that’s great for writing grants and everything, and we all feel good about it, but did we really collaborate?” This attitude toward the program resonated with RPO Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, and a more organic brainstorming for how the music and movement would converge was the result. “It’s just opened my eyes to thinking about how we program concerts in a totally different way,” Tyzik says. What makes the meeting of PUSH and the RPO dynamic is the creation of new work. In addition to bringing some of his existing compositions to the program — which will focus on the concept of

journeys, both personal and universal — Tyzik has composed new music for PUSH’s work, “Galileo.” For the first time, PUSH co-Artistic Director Heather Stevenson will perform her signature solo piece “The Visit” with musical accompaniment, Tyzik’s “Memory” from his orchestral cycle “Images: Musical Impressions of an Art Museum.” The conductor will also present his composition “Blue Funk,” with the members of PUSH portraying primordial beings that emerge from the ocean. “I am fond of the idea that things don’t change that much, we just think they do,” Stevenson says. “We’re kind of concerned with the same sorts of things as everyone else is, and everyone else has always been. So these little creatures, they’re slithering around, you know, one of them figures out how to walk, and the others wanna walk. And they have little conflicts with each other, and they wanna know ‘Who is my friend and who am I fighting?’” Stevenson and PUSH — a group whose creative experiments with movement place them somewhere between where traditional dance ends

and performance art begins — brought a paradigm-shifting concept to collaborative process. “When you’re improvising, and you’re lifting someone, they’re lifting you, and you’re dancing together in physical contact,” Stevenson says. “You’re trying to think of that in terms of there being three parties: there’s me and you, and there’s the movement, as if the movement is another person.” Stevenson acknowledges that trying to answer the question “What does the movement want to do?” is not always a sure-success. “It doesn’t always work, but when you fall into those moments, it’s like magic,” he says. “It’s meditative, in that for one moment, you’re not planning for the future, you’re not evaluating the past. You’re right in the moment.” Perhaps the most intriguing and potentially risky part of the collaborative performance will be a live improvisation between RPO trumpeter Herb Smith and the members of PUSH. In it, the previously mentioned primordial life forms will physically interact with Smith, who will play the god figure that they worship. “So in this piece, we said, ‘OK, so God can only communicate through the trumpet, and we can only communicate through movement, and so how do we understand each other?’” Stevenson says. As a joint effort, “Breaking Boundaries” is distinctive. On the one hand, PUSH Physical Theatre embodies not merely characters, but also the environment of the characters, the sense of space that environment implies. Stevenson explains: “What I’m trying to do is say, ‘What in the entire universe of possible movements is the right way to transmit this idea the best?’” For its part, the RPO’s willingness to present both new works and canonic classical music (in this case, Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and rarer pieces by Zoltán Kodály and Maurice Ravel) in a more unconventional light helps to make these concerts more than just business as usual for orchestral programming. “I think that really speaks to the future of orchestras,” Tyzik says of the collaboration. “The ones that take chances and keep experimenting are going to have a much better prospect of developing new audiences going forward than the ones that just say, ‘OK, we limit our concerts to Broadway and film music, and whatever these six categories are, and then that’s it. That’s who we are. We sell out and we do really well.’ Well that’s right now. But what about ten years from now?” rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 17


Arts & Performance Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Steve Levinson: Masks Spirits & Dreams. Opening reception Apr 20, 5-8:30 p.m. 271-2540. Joy Gallery, 498 1/2 W. Main St. Daily Artefact. Aprille Nace MFA Thesis Exhibition, School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology. Reception Apr 13, 6-9 p.m. 716-949-4372. aprillen@hotmail.com. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Joseph Laurro. 292 2021. monroecc.edu/go/mercer/. [ CONTINUING ] 540WMain, 540 W. Main Street. April Featured Artist: Ray Ray Mitrano. 732-0002. 540westmain.org. Bertha VB Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, 1 College Dr. Beyond All Repair: Language & Vision, 245-5841. geneseo. edu/galleries.; Joanna Poag: Shifts in Balance. 245-5841. geneseo.edu/galleries. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. The Lobby Presents: Art Liquidation Sale 2.0. Through May 30. The Lobby Presents new art from Ax. bugjar.com. Firehouse Gallery at Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave. Room to Breathe: Ceramic works by Dan Pfohl. 271-5183. rochesterarts.org. Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave. Collective Creativity: Photographs from the Flower City Arts Center Darkroom Club. 271-5920. geneseearts.org.; The Birth of the Universe: Drawings By Ben Taylor. Opening reception Apr 5, 6-9pm. 244-1730. rochesterarts.org. Gallery 384, 384 East Ave. A Photographic Pilgrimage: WWII Japanese-American Internment Camps by Margaret & Notch Miyake. 233-1658. howardkoft@gmail.com.; Poetical Portraits: Oils on canvas by Dunstan Luke. 2331658. howardkoft@gmail.com. Gallery Q, 100 College Ave. 18 Emerging. An annual juried exhibition highlighting regional student artists. Opening reception Apr 6, 6-9pm. 271-2640. Gallery r, 100 College Ave. Casual Fourplay. Sculpture, installation and video by Holly Ferguson, Eliza Harvey, Erika McCarthy, and Kit Shulman. 585-256-3312. gallery.rit.edu. Geisel Gallery, Second Floor Rotunda, Legacy Tower, One Bausch & Lomb Place. Stu Chait: Of Gatherings & Asterisms Etched In Stone. Through April 30. Opening reception April 13, 5:30-7:30. chaitfineart.com. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. (some) bodies: An Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. rochester.edu/hartnett. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Precious Metals. Through April 30. Original mixed media paintings by American artist Marcella Gillenwater. 264-1440. 18 CITY APRIL 11 - 17, 2018

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ART | ‘MASS MISEDUCATION’ The newest installment in 21st Century Arts’ intersectionality-focused “At the Crossroads” series is “Mass MisEducation: A Long Table Conversation.” This weekend’s event will feature screenings — first a segment of Susan Gray and Bestor Cram’s “Birth of a Movement,” as well as various TED talks that caution against single-view narratives about race and intend to expand our thinking beyond spoon-fed propaganda — which serve as provocations for the Long Table Conversation that follows. Between the screenings guests can take part in a game that will complicate two-dimensional notions of privilege. The free-form discussion will tackle the complexities of privilege under white male supremacy. “Mass MisEducation” will take place Saturday, April 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Gallery Seventy Four (215 Tremont Street). The cost to attend is $15; register at massmiseducation.brownpapertickets.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Off the Page: Creative Responses to Writing. A book Club group art exhibit, featuring visual responses to fiction & non-fiction. thelittle.org. Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. But, everything breaks.. Photography by Brian Orner; photography & mixed media works by rrrbrrrtfrrrrnk. 461-4447. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Bill Viola: Martyrs–Earth, Air, Fire, & Water. Four hi-def monitors, each featuring a single figure who sustains the impact of one of the four classical elements. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Beyond Form: Non-Objective Art. Through April 21. rit.edu/ntid/dyerarts. Ontario County Historical Society Museum, 55 North Main St., Canandaigua. Art in Bloom. 394-4975. ochs.org. RIT Bevier Gallery, 90 Lomb Memorial Dr., Booth Building 7A. MFA Thesis Exhibition. 475-2646. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. Federico Solmi: The Good Samaritans. Installations include video, drawings, mechanical sculptures, & paintings to portray a dystopian vision of present-day society. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. The Gallery @ Art & Music Library, Rush Rhees, 755 Library Road. Wreckage: Timothy

Pauszek. 275-4476. megan. scheffer@rochester.edu. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Ann Rosen: Women Living in a Shelter. For her Project Space residency, Rosen will visit and run a series of workshops with women living in shelters in Rochester. 442-8676. vsw.org. Whitman Works Co., 1826 Penfield Road. Penfield. Postcards from the Creative Mind of TeeJay. TeeJay Dill is a tattoo artist at White Tiger, and this exhibit features her fantastical animals & fairy-tale creatures. L. William Harris Gallery, 3rd Floor Gannett Hall, RIT. Terra Incognita. RIT MFA Photography & Related Media 2018 Thesis Exhibition. 475-2716.

Comedy [ WED., APRIL 11 ] Howie Hypnotize. April 11, 7:30 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $10. carlsoncomedy.com. [ FRI., APRIL 13 ] Ron Funches. April 13, 10 p.m. Comedy at the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $15-$20. carlsoncomedy.com. [ SAT., APRIL 14 ] Long Form Improv Show. April 14, 8 p.m. Focus Theater, 390 South Avenue, Suite C $5. 6662647. info@focustheater.us.


[ SUN., APRIL 15 ] Comedy Cocoon. April 15, 7 p.m. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. With DJ Z & Pop-Up shop, Little Shop of Hoarders bugjar.com.

Dance Events [ THU., APRIL 12 ] ArtMoves. April 12, 6 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. A collaborative work from 5 area high schools 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. [ FRI., APRIL 13 ] Breaking Boundaries with PUSH Physical Theatre. April 13, 8 p.m. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St $24$110. rpo.org. [ SAT., APRIL 14 ] Borinquen Dance Theatre: Awaken & Arise. April 14, 7 p.m. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. $10/$20. 454-4596. borinquendance.org. Galumpha. April 14, 6:30-8 p.m. Warsaw High School Auditorium, 81 West Court Street . Warsaw Presented by the Arts Council of Wyoming County 237-3517. info@ artswyco.org. artswyco.org.

Theater Closing Time. ThursdaysSundays, 8 p.m MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Jean Gordon Ryon, Director. Presented by Irish Players of Rochester $9 $19. 732-7224. muccc.org. Maks, Val, & Peta: Confidential. Wed., April 11, 7:30 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. $58-$78. 222-5000. rbtl.org. One House Over. Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Fridays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m., Saturdays, 4 & 8:30 p.m. and Tue., April 17, 7:30 p.m Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd gevatheatre.org. Plays in Progress: Panorama. Mon., April 16, 7 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Part of the Rochester Stories program gevatheatre.org. Rossum’s Universal Robots. Wed., April 11, 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Fridays, 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m Stage 135, 135 State St Through Sat., Apr 21. Presented by Kingfisher Theater; Kevin Dedes, director $25. thekingfishertheater.org. William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m Lyric Theater, 440 East Ave Through April 25 $18-$25. 256-0444. wallbyrd.com.

Theater Audition [ MON., APRIL 16 ] A Streetcar Named Desire. April 16. Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. Suite 217. October performances at Lyric’s Cabaret Hall. See online event listing for audition form andersonartsbuilding@gmail. com. andersonartsbuilding.org.

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FILM | FAST FORWARD FILM FESTIVAL The annual Fast Forward Film Festival is dedicated specifically to celebrating local filmmakers making short films about a range of environmental concerns. This year’s screening program takes place on Friday, April 13, and the festival’s gala and awards ceremony will happen on Saturday, April 14. Nineteen films, including three made by youth and 16 films by adults, are included in the 2018 program. “The Change” by Pittsford youths Caleb Holforth and Seth Denzak gives viewers an aerial view of Rochester and explores what stands to be lost. Tom Stringer’s animated short, “A Fortune” (pictured), follows a boy who discovers a literal seed of hope. The film screenings will take place at The Little Theatre (240 East Avenue) on Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m., and the gala and awards ceremony will be held at George Eastman Museum (900 East Avenue) on Saturday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. Screening tickets are $6-$8; combined tickets for the screening and gala are $25-$30. fastforwardroc.org/boxoffice. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Community Activism

Giselle. April 11, 6 p.m. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue thelittle.org.

[ WED., APRIL 11 ] Equal Pay for Women: Why Wage Equality Matters. April 11, 7:30 p.m. 540WMain, 540 W. Main Street Topics include where Rochester ranks on the national scale, and how to demand more and equal pay from an employer $5. 585-4208439. info540westmain@gmail. com. 540westmain.org.

[ THU., APRIL 12 ] Shock Corridor. April 12, 7:30 p.m. Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave Part of the After Bedlam series $5-$10. 271-4090. eastman.org/dryden-theatre.

[ SAT., APRIL 14 ] Food Not Bombs Sort/Cook/ Serve Food. 3:30-6 p.m. St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality, 402 South Ave. 585-232-3262. Rochester March for Science. April 14, 12-5 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. Rally begins at 12pm at MLK Jr. Park, followed by a march at 1pm that leads to the Science Expo & Career Fair at Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 East Main St info@ rocmarchforscience.org.

Film [ WED., APRIL 11 ] David and Lisa. April 11, 7:30 p.m. Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave Part of the After Bedlam series $5-$10. 271-4090. eastman.org/dryden-theatre.

[ FRI., APRIL 13 ] 12 Days. April 13, 7:30 p.m. Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave Part of the After Bedlam series $5-$10. 271-4090. eastman. org/dryden-theatre. 2018 Fast Forward Film Festival Screenings. April 13, 7-8:30 p.m. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue $6-$8. 481-2793. fastforwardroc.org. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. April 13, 9:30 p.m. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue thelittle.org. [ SAT., APRIL 14 ] 2018 Fast Forward Film Festival Gala. April 14, 6-9:30 p.m. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Includes the Gala reception, film screenings, and awards ceremony $25-$30. 481-2793. fastforwardroc.org. Bizet’s “Carmen”. April 14, 2 p.m. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue Part of the Royal Opera House series $18-$20. thelittle.org. continues on page 20 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19


[ MON., APRIL 16 ] Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky. April 16, 7 p.m. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series sfigueroa@wxxi.org. [ TUE., APRIL 17 ] Marat/Sade. April 17, 7:30 p.m. Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave Part of the After Bedlam series 271-4090. eastman.org/ dryden-theatre. Queen City. April 17, 6 p.m. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Featuring film & soundtrack clips and live Q & A with film creator Peter McGennis 244-1210. recordarchive.com.

Frederick Douglass [ WED., APRIL 11 ] Frederick Douglass’s Rochester: Mapping His Tracks in Our City. Through Aug. 31. Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8150. rochistory. wordpress.com. Frederick Douglass’s World. Through Aug. 31. University of Rochester, River Campus rochester.edu.

Rd. For children ages 4-10, accompanied by an adult. Registration is required penfieldlibrary.org. Saturday Night Live. April 14, 5-8:30 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Ages 5-12: swimming, pizza, & movie with other kids $20/$35. 461-2000.

[ FRI., APRIL 13 ] “Spring Has Sprung” Ambush #51. April 13, 6-9 p.m. Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. LGBTQ+ women’s happy hour takes place every second Friday at a different bar in Rochester 224-0990. facebook.com/ ambushrochester.

[ TUE., APRIL 17 ] Children’s Film Festival. April 17, 6:30 p.m. Mendon Public Library, 22 N Main Street . Honeoye Falls (585) 6246067. kidsfestroc.org. Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour. April 17, 6-8 p.m. Kodak Center, 200 W. Ridge Rd. $29-$59. 254-0157. kodakcenter.com.

[ SAT., APRIL 14 ] 20th Annual Antique Show. April 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford $7. 538-6822. gcv.org. Adoption Event. noon. Pet Adoption Network, 4261 Culver Rd. 338-9175. petadoptionnetwork.org. Brownsfest 2018. April 14, 6 p.m. Diplomat Party House, 1956 Lyell Ave A banquet for Cleveland Browns fans, with guests Felix Wright & Joe Schobert​482-3641. diplomatbanquetctr.com. Star Show: Face of Earth. 1 p.m Strasenburgh Planetarium, 657 East Avenue $6/$7. 6971945. rmsc.org. Vegan Pop-Up Cupcake Bar. April 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 540WMain, 540 W. Main Street 420-8439. 540westmain.org.

Special Events

Kids Events

[ WED., APRIL 11 -- THU., APRIL 12] Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance. April 11, 7 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Erika Hughes, and an excerpt from the play “Survivors,” by Wendy Kout. Program also includes a candle lighting ceremony jewishrochester.org.

[ SAT., APRIL 14 ] Madagascar: A Musical Adventure. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. $15/$16. 461-2000. Nazareth College Story Band. April 14, 11 a.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird

[ THU., APRIL 12 ] CURE / Mint Salon Pop-Up Braid Bar. April 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. All proceeds go to CURE Childhood Cancer Association $10. 473-0180. sam.corrigan@ curekidscancer.com.

[ SUN., APRIL 15 ] April Fools Tour. April 15, 1-4 p.m. Stone-Tolan House Historic Site, 2370 East Ave. Hosted by the Landmark Society of Western New York $2-$5. landmarksociety.org.

Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tours. 2-4 p.m Durand Park, Zoo Rd. lot 261-1665. bob. bea@gmail.com.

Lectures [ FRI., APRIL 13 ] Annual Diversity Conference. April 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus Theme is “Overcoming the Invisible,” with keynote speaker Ana Navarro rochester.edu. Remembering MLK 50 Years Later. April 13, 1-2 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Part of the Ask the Expert Speaker Series 585-461-2000. cadengler@jccrochester.org. [ SAT., APRIL 14 ] Mass MisEducation: A Long Table Conversation/ Installation. April 14, 3-6 p.m. Gallery 74, 215 Tremont St, Building 3, 3rd Floor An experimental pubic forum employing film, games, and performance to inspire dialogue about race, art, justice, privilege, & perception $15. MassMisEducation. brownpapertickets.com. [ SUN., APRIL 15 ] The Balancing Act: Too Much Water or Not Enough?. April 15, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street Presented by Steven Orr. Part of Sunday Forum: Resurrecting Our Environment 325-4000. office@ downtownpresbyterian.org. downtownpresbyterian.org. [ MON., APRIL 16 ] Jessica Jackley & Reza Aslan: Social Change through Social Media. April 16, 7 p.m. Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd Part of MCC’s 10th annual Scholars’ Day celebration $5/$10. 2923534. monroecctickets.com. [ TUE., APRIL 17 ] 27th Annual Lyon Daughters Lecture. April 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave Dr. Ronald Epstein’s will explore ethical dilemmas that arise within patient-physician communication, and discuss paths to sharing critical information with patients about their illness, prognosis, & treatment 271-1313. academy@raom.org. raom.org.

Literary Events [ WED., APRIL 11 ] 16th Annual Campus Authors Reading. April 11, 7 p.m. FLCC Honors House, 4340 Lakeshore Dr. [ THU., APRIL 12 ] BJ Mann: “A Better, Not Bitter Divorce”. April 12, 7 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave BJ Mann, Rochester author and divorce mediator, will read from her book $3/$6. wab.org. [ FRI., APRIL 13 ] Big Pencil Awards. April 13, 6-9 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave A night to honor individuals who have had an impact on the Rochester literary community $20/$25. wab.org. 20 CITY APRIL 11 - 17, 2018

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DANCE | ‘AWAKEN AND ARISE’ More than six months after Hurricane Maria thrashed through Puerto Rico, more than 50,000 people — US citizens — are still without power. And help from the federal government has been slow to come. Borinquen Dance Theatre, in its 37th anniversary performance, “Awaken and Arise,” will pay tribute to those families preserving in Puerto Rico. The event is also to honor the families “forging a new path by moving to the mainland,” said Borinquen Dance Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Nydia Padilla-Rodríguez — more than 160,000 residents fled the island following Hurricane Maria, and many have found their way to Rochester, which has New York State’s second largest Hispanic population. During “Awaken and Arise,” BDT will premiere a dance choreographed by Padilla-Rodríguez set to Marc Anthony’s song “Preciosa,” and the group will perform works created by two high school seniors, Ethan Cohen-Beckwith and Neyda Colón-DiMaria. Borinquen Dance Theatre will perform “Awaken and Arise” on Saturday, April 14, at Hochstein School of Music and Dance, 50 North Plymouth Avenue. 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 adults; $10 for ages 12 and younger. 2632623; borinquendancetheatre.org. — BY JAKE CLAPP

[ SAT., APRIL 14 ] Read Local. April 14, 7-8 p.m. Nox: Craft Cocktails & Comfort Food, 302 Goodman St N BOA poet Sean Thomas Dougherty will read from his latest collection, “The Second O of Sorrow” 473-2590. contact@boaeditions.org. [ SUN., APRIL 15 ] National Poetry Month Celebration featuring Ralph Black. April 15, 2 p.m. Legacy at Cranberry Landing, 300 Cranberry Landing Dr. Followed by an open mic 260-9005. jlafountain@ legacycranberrylanding.com. legacyrochester.com.

Museum Exhibit [ WED., APRIL 11 ] Dreaming in Color: The Davide Turconi Collection of Early Cinema. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Through June 24. A unique collection of more than 23,000 original nitrate frames of 35mm films from the early years of cinema (1897–1915) $5-$15. eastman.org. Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation. 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. Ganondagan Visitor Center, 7000 County

Road 41 The exhibit the ways Hodinöhsö:ni’ women have appeared and worked to sustain their culture of equity, justice and the power of thinking $3-$8. 621-8794. ganondagan.org. Nandita Raman: Cinema Play House. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Through May 13. a series of photographs depicting the country’s slowly disappearing single-screen theaters $5-$15. eastman.org. Stories of Indian Cinema: Abandoned & Rescued. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Through May 13 $5-$15. eastman.org. Take It Down! Organizing Against Racism. Ongoing. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. This exhibit shows how pickaninny art perpetuates racism by denying the humanity of black children. Presented in partnership with the City of Rochester 2714320. rmsc.org. Find more listings online at rochestercitynewspaper.com


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Pierfrancesco Diliberto and Miriam Leone in “In War With Love.” PHOTO PROVIDED

Cinema Italiano [ BONUS FEATURES ] BY ADAM LUBITOW

This month the Italian Film Series will complete its first full year of monthly screenings, bringing contemporary movies from Italy to eager audiences at the Little Theatre. The series will celebrate this major milestone on Wednesday, April 25, with the Rochester premiere screening of the wartime romantic-comedy “In War With Love,” from director Pierfrancesco Diliberto. The Italian Film Series founder Tony Mangione says he was spurred to create the series out of a personal passion for film, but also a frustration at the decrease in foreign

films making their way into American movie theaters. With the rise of streaming services and shifting distribution methods, the way to see foreign and independent films is increasingly at home in your living room. Which means there are a huge number of films made outside the Hollywood system that are becoming harder and harder to view in a theatrical setting. Magione says he’s determined to help rectify that imbalance, as difficult a task as that can sometimes be. He admits losing out on at least one film he’d planned to screen because an American studio snatched up the rights, denying access in

order to clear the way to release an Englishlanguage remake down the line. Foreign films are a necessity, he says, allowing American audiences to gain different perspectives. Movies made in other countries can provide a crucial alternative to the “America first” way of thinking. “Movies allow you to step into an experience that normally you don’t go through,” Mangione says. “Because the beauty of a movie is after you leave, you take it with you. It stays with you, and can alter your way of thinking.” As a one-man team, Mangione has the freedom to pick and choose the films he feels will most connect with audiences, regardless of their scale. But as the series continues to gain in popularity, Mangione does eventually hope to secure sponsorships and turn the series into a fullblown film festival. The latest is the genre-bending “In War With Love,” which melds the World War II epic with romantic comedy. The film follows the romance between Arturo (played by director Pierfrancesco Diliberto, aka Pif ) and Flora, who’s been promised to the son of a prominent mobster. In a desperate attempt to get overseas to win the approval of Flora’s Sicilian father for himself, Arturo enlists in the U.S. army as it embarks on its massive invasion of Italy. The film was a massive box office success in its home country, and it’s indicative of the high-profile films Mangione has gained access to by working directly with Italian distributors, who are often eager for a chance to get their films in front of an American audience. “When I first started, I had to go scrounge to find movies,” he says. “I brought in some good films, but they weren’t too well-known. Now, within a year I’m getting lists of all the movies that are going to the best film festivals in the world, and I’m getting them in advance. To me that is massive. It’s a massive change when I can write to the major distributors in Italy, and I get a response. Before, nobody would answer me.”

While he’s excited to bring Rochester audiences some of the biggest films and directors that are making waves in Italy, Mangione says that first and foremost, he’s showing the kind of films that he himself enjoys watching. “Because when you’ve got something that you like, doesn’t it feel better when you share it?”

Coming Attractions:

Throughout the month of April, the 13th

Annual Rochester International Children’s Festival continues its free tour of venues

all around the greater Rochester area. Featuring a selection of animated short films from around the world — including France, Germany and Switzerland to Estonia, Croatia, and Georgia, as well as one locally-produced film made by the children enrolled in the School #8 YMCA Afterschool Program — the festival seeks to bring non-violent and creatively inspiring films to young audiences. For more information, visit kidsfestroc.org or call 295-1000. Jason Voorhees rises again this Friday the 13th as Fright Rags and the Little Theatre’s “Saturday Night Rewind” shifts nights to screen “Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives” at 9:30 p.m. Drug-taking, promiscuous teenagers beware. thelittle.org. Visual Studies Workshop will host “Last Light of a Dying Star: 16mm Projection Performances by Roger Beebe” on Thursday,

April 19, from 7-9 p.m. The artist will present a program of experimental films performed on multiple 16mm projectors. Admission is $5, and free to VSW members. vsw.org Wakanda forever! On Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. the Black Cinema Series screens the worldwide Marvel Studios phenomenon “Black Panther” at The Little, with a panel discussion to follow. Have information about an upcoming film event or screening? Send details to adam.lubitow@gmail.com.

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[ NOTICE ] HUMMINGBIRD YOGA, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/6/2018. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1803 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Jenny Sanzo Fashionista LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 1/26/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 20 Wedmore Rd Fairport, NY 14450 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Lionheart Development LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 2/1/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to Lionheart Development LLC 19 Trotters Field Run Pittsford, NY 14534 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] LOWDEN POINT CAPITAL LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 2/14/2018. LLC’s office is in Monroe County. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SS shall mail a copy of such process to 73 State Street, 3rd Floor, Rochester, NY 14614. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Lte Consulting Services LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/12/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 21 Pepperwood Ct Pittsford, NY 14534 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Ma Maison Du Lac LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 4/4/18. 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 333 Andrews St, Rochester, NY 14604. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Mitchell J. Lurye, Lcswr. LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/7/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to Mitchell J. Lurye 274 Goodman St North #B283 Rochester, NY 14607 General Purpose

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Bell DataComm LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/11/17 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 60 Parish Road Churchville NY 14428 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Bostley Properties LLC; Art of Org filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/14/2018; 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 2151 Ireland Road, Brockport, New York 14420. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 144 ALEXANDER ST. LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/1/2018. 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, 375 Averill Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 1459 CULVER, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Sec’y. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/01/18. 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 Thomas Nary, 1459 Culver Rd. Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: Manage real estate. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 2079 BHTL RD, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/22/18. 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 291 Millstead Way, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/22/18. 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, 571 Vanalstyne Road, Webster,

NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 348 HAYWARD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Sec’y. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/01/18. 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 Thomas Nary,1459 Culver Rd. Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: Manage real estate. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 7 Utica Street, LLC (the “LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secy of State (“SOS”) on 3/19/18. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. SOS is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SOS shall mail a copy of such process to P. O. Box #444, Brockport, NY 14420. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of A Jar Of Clay Enterprises LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/14/2018. 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 175 Clay Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: EAST HOUSE CANAL STREET LLC. Articles of organization filed with the Secretary of State (SSNY) of New York on 01/23/2018. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to: East House Canal Street LLC, 259 Monroe Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Principal Business location is: 259 Monroe Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14607. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Bucci Creative Studios, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/4/17. 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 P.O. Box 16187, Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Cleaning Services of Western NY, LLC (the “LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secy of State (“SOS”) on 2/16/18. The office

of the LLC is in Monroe County. SOS is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SOS shall mail a copy of such process to 134 Van Stallen Street, Rochester, NY 14621. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of COO for Hire, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/20/2018. 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 26692, Rochester NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of DMD NISSAN WEST, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/1/2017. 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: 800 Panorama Trail S., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DV LOGISTICS, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03-192018. 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 222 MILLFORD CROSSING PENFIELD, NY 14526 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GAXIL LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/12/2018. 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 36 Brook Hill Lane, Apt A, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Hayward Rentals, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: James G. Davis, 50 Ramsey Park, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Hempsol, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/21/18. 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 12 East Jefferson Rd, Pittsford,

NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of HIGH TOP HOMES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/27/2018. 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, 17 Longbow Circle, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Kray Consulting LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/6/18. 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 31 Princeton Ln Fairport, NY 14450 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Lehmann Digital Arts Publishing, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/08/18. 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 27 Clarkes Crossing, Fairport NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Live, Work, Life Management, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/23/18. 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 Marketview336 LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/15/2018. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as Agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1967 Wehrle Drive, Suite 1, #86, Buffalo, NY 14221. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mobile Craft Canning LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/16/2018. 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 761 Hightower Way Webster, NY 14580 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Monroe Income Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on

3/8/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of NewEdge Hockey, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/07/2018. 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 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road Rochester, NY 14623 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of PHOENIX MILL LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/16/2018. 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, 375 Averill Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of R&L Development and Design, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/6/2018. 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 858 Dewitt Road, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Raise The Bar Designs, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/21/18 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 104 Allandale Ave Rochester NY 14610 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Southern Tier Sealcoating LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on March 28, 2018. 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 183 Woodstock Road, Rochester, New York 14609 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of SPRING VALLEY GROUP LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/27/2018. 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, 2117 Buffalo Rd., #183, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful act.


Legal Ads [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Brick Lab, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/5/18. 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 44 Quail Lane, Rochester NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Wok Restaurant, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/19/18. 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 The​ ​Yards​ ​Collective​ L ​ LC​ Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) November​ ​20th,​ ​2017​ . 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 50-52​​Public Market​ ​Way​ ​Rochester,​ ​ NY​ ​14609​ ​. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of West Ridge Development LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) February 8th 2018. 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 75 Barrett Dr, Unit 177, Webster NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of AVALON ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/23/18. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/17/14. Princ. office of LLC: 3405 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ste. 200, Tampa, FL 33607. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Avalon is a technologyenabled laboratory benefit management (“LBM”) company. Avalon’s LBM services include utilization review, claims payment, claims editing and network management services. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Hamlin Solar 1, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY

(SSNY) on 3/22/18. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/16/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. 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 SAREKON LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/18. Office location: Orleans County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/15/18. Mr. William Northrup designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served at 2227 Center Road, Kendall NY 14476. DE addr. of LLC: 1201 Orange Street, Ste. 600, Wilmington, DE 19801. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] PATTERSON HOLDINGS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/16/2018. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 23804, Rochester, NY 14692. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 1767 Clover St., Rochester, NY 14618. [ NOTICE ] Railogic Consulting Services, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/6/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 3071 Griffin Rd Churchville, NY 14428 RA US Corp Agents, Inc. 7014 13 Ave #202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] REMOTE CLIENT SERVICES, LLC Arts of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on March 6, 2018. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 155 Benson Rd., Victor, N.Y. 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Revolution Studio & Wellness Bar, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 12/8/2017. 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 9 Bryden Pk., Webster, NY 14580. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Rochester Lead Automotive, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on December 26, 2017. LLC’s

To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at legals@rochester-citynews.com 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 76 Anderson Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Sarratori Holding LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on August 28, 2017. 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 162 Buttonwood Dr., Hilton, NY 14468. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Spr Enterprises LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 2/23/18. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 968 North Rd Scottsville, NY 14546 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] STRATEGIC REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/6/18. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] SUNRISE SALES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/13/18. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2117. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 566 Lexington Avenue, Rochester, NY 14613. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Titan Motorworks of Rochester, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/15/18. 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 2975 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Rd., Suite 170, Rochester, NY 14623. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Victor Consulting LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/16/2018. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 510 Clinton Sq., Rochester, NY 14604. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] VR Playground LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 11/21/2017. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall

mail process to Russell Tartaglia, 362 Shore Acres Dr., Rochester, NY 14612. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Whiskey River Properties, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/6/2018. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Attn: R. Youst, Manager, 421 River St., Rochester, NY 14612. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Wigberto Perez LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 12/4/2017. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Wigberto Perez, 137 Clay Rd., Rochester, NY 14623. General Purpose. [ Notice of Formation ] Apex Gaming LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 3/15/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall forward service of process to 207 Bull Saw Mill Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Fox Meadow Properties LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/19/18 Office location: / Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served, SSNY shall mail process to Fox Meadow Properties LLC, 2104 County Line Road, Holley, NY 14470. General Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: 2088 FIVE MILE LINE PROPERTY, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/21/2018. 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 2088 FIVE MILE LINE PROPERTY, LLC, 2088 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, New York 14526. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: JADE GAFF, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/26/2018. 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 JADE GAFF, LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] New York State Paralegal SVS LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on March 19, 2018. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 93 Chesterfield Drive, Rochester, NY 14612. The purpose of the company is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Casa Luna Supply, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/8/17. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 151 Basket Rd, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Royal Wash Webster LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on March 27, 2018. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 2851 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity [ Notice of Formation ] SMG Buena Vista Group LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 2/28/18. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall forward service of process to c/o Shawn M. Griffin, 99 Garnsey Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 78 SCHUYLER BALDWIN DRIVE, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 78 SCHUYLER BALDWIN DRIVE, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 03/21/18. 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 to78 Schuyler Baldwin Dr., Fairport NY 14450.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 Shewman Athletic Performance LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 2/27/18. The LLC office 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 2 Birchstone Hill Rd Rush NY 14543. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ Notice of Formation of OD DOODLE BUGS LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on March 23, 2018. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Drive, 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 The Bodhisattva Way, LLC ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with Sec. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on February 21, 2018. Office location: c/o Reformation Lutheran Church, 111 North Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14604, Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, c/o Reformation Lutheran Church, 111 North Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity. [ PUBLIC NOTICE ] Katyasi LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11.25.2016. Office: Monroe. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 919 North Market Street, Suite 425; Wilmington, DE 19899. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ SUMMONS ] Index No. 2018/816 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Margaret D. Whitney, Deceased, and any persons who are heirs or distributees of Margaret D. Whitney, 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; Charles F. Deis; Discover Bank; United States of America; People of the State of New York “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe”, Defendants. Location of property to be foreclosed: 515 Mt. Read Boulevard, City of Rochester, Monroe County, New York 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 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 31, 2018 MATTHEW RYEN, ESQ Lacy Katzen, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff Office and Post Office Address The Granite Building 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION: The object of the above action is to foreclose a mortgage held by Plaintiff recorded in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office on September 30, 2009 in Liber 22650 of Mortgages, page 168 in the amount of $43,200.00. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, The plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action except for Margaret D. Whitney. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. J. Scott Odorisi, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated March 14, 2018 and filed along with the supporting papers in the Monroe

County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a mortgage. The premises is described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe, and State of New York, being the west 102.25 feet of Lot #134 of the West Blvd Subdivision filed in Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 22 of Maps, page 23. Intending to convey a parcel of land fronting 45 feet on the west side of Mt. Read Blvd, formerly Field Street, 45 feet wide in rear and 102.25 feet deep and being the whole of said lot #134 except the east 15.25 feet thereof, heretofore acquire or now used by the City of Rochester for street purposes, namely the widening of Mt. Read Blvd ALSO, ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OF PARCEL OF LAND, with buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as a part of Lot 84 of the 20,000 Acre Tract and more particularly as the south 1/2 of the former Falmouth Street (old Stevens Avenue) and also a portion of the east 1/2 of a former unnamed Alley shown upon a map of the West Boulevard Subdivision with the west line of Mt. Read Boulevard, thence west along said north line and its extension a distance of 107.38 feet to the center line of said former unnamed Alley, thence north along said center line of said Alley 20 feet to point in the center line of said Falmouth Street, thence south along said center line a distance of 107.38 feet to the west line of Mt. Read Boulevard; thence south along the east line of Mt. Read Boulevard a distance of 20 feet to the point of beginning Intending to convey the south 1/2 of the said former Falmouth Street lying north of and abutting upon the north line of Lot 134 of said West Boulevard Subdivision and the east 1/2 of said unnamed Alley lying west of and abutting thereto. Tax Acct. No.: 105.701-34 Property Address: 515 Mt. Read Boulevard, City of Rochester, Monroe County, New York [ SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] INDEX NO. 002021/17E SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the situs of the real property. EB 1EMINY, LLC Plaintiff, -against- DAVID SMITH, DANIELLE HANSEN, PALISADES COLLECTION, L.L.C. A/A/O PROVIDIAN NATIONAL BANK, RAB PERFORMANCE RECOVERIES, LLC A/A/O METRIS BANK, PALISADES ACQUISITION XVI, L.L.C. A/A/O SEARS, PALISADES COLLECTION, L.L.C. A/A/O AT&T, COUNTY OF MONROE, PEOPLE

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Legal Ads OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK C/O MONROE COUNTY CLERK, STATE OF NEW YORK CIVIL RECOVERIES BUREAU, LR CREDIT 4, LLC A/A/O FIRST USA, AFFINITY ORCHARD PLACE, L.P., ASHA MOHAMED, ALLSTATE PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, EMILY SAWDY, CACH, LLC, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, CITIBANK, N.A., EXCELLUS HEALTH PLAN, INC. D/B/A EXCELLUS BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (WESTERN DISTRICT), PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ON BEHALF OF MONROE COUNTY OFFICE OF PROBATIONCOMMUNITY CORRECTIONS, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE-CIVIL ENFORCEMENT, MARINER FINANCE,LLC, AMERICAN TAX FUNDING, LLC, U.S. BANK AS CUSTODIAN FOR PFS FINANCIAL 1, LLC A/K/A PROPEL TAX, TOWER DBW II TRUST 2013-1 A/K/A TOWER CAPITAL, PROPEL FINANCIAL 1, LLC, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #20,” the last twenty names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. To the above named Defendants: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party

defendant, the time to answer for the United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE 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 home. 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 the mortgage company will not stop the 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: Garden City, New York, January 18, 2018. STAGG, TERENZI, CONFUSIONE & WABNIK, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff By: Ronald P. Labeck 401 Franklin Avenue, Suite 300 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 812-4500The object of this action is to foreclose tax liens covering: 33 Bowman Street, Rochester, New York. JUDGMENT IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $13,576.67 plus interest. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, being Lot 14 as shown upon a map of C.M. Thoms’ Subdivision of parts of Lots 2,3,4 and 5 of the middle part of the H V B Schanck Farm, formerly in the Town of Brighton, now in the City of Rochester, and filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in

To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at legals@rochester-citynews.com Uber 11 of Maps, page 92. Said Lot 14 fronts on the west side of Bowman Street and is 40 feet wide front and rear, 121.98 feet in depth on the north line and 122.18 feet in depth on the south line. Premises commonly known as: 33 Bowman Street, Rochester, New York and also by Section: 107 .78, Block: 2 and Lot: 75 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, -against- Frank B. Iacovangelo, Monroe County Public Administrator, as Administrator for the estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Patricia E. Kavanaugh’s respective heirs-at-law, next-of-kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, Joan Swartout as Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Daniel Kavanaugh a/k/a Dan Kavanaugh as heir to the Estate of Lawrence Kavanaugh who was heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Susan McManus as heir to the Estate of Lawrence Kavanaugh who was heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Marcia Schmidt as heir to the Estate of Lawrence Kavanaugh who was heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Lawrence Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh’s respective heirs-at-law, next-of-kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said

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defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, Mary Pat Prevost as Heir to the Estate of Mary Kavanaugh Muench who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Thomas Muench as Heir to the Estate of Mary Kavanaugh Muench who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, John Muench as Heir to the Estate of Mary Kavanaugh Muench who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Jean Williams as Heir to the Estate of Mary Kavanaugh Muench who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Susan Chichester as Heir to the Estate of Mary Kavanaugh Muench who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Nancy Shemwell as Heir to the Estate of Genevieve Shemwell who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Paul Shemwell as Heir to the Estate of Genevieve Shemwell who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, David Shemwell as Heir to the Estate of Genevieve Shemwell who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Scott Shemwell as Heir to the Estate of Genevieve Shemwell who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Robert Shemwell as Heir to the Estate of Genevieve Shemwell who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Joanne Cyr as Heir to the Estate of Genevieve Shemwell who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Michael Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Daniel Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh Paul Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Daniel Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Mark Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Daniel Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Mark Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Daniel Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Shawn Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Eugene Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Catherine Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Eugene Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Neal Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Lloyd Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Michael Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Lloyd Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Timothy Kavanaugh a/k/a Tim Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Lloyd Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Ann Kavanaugh Holsworth as Heir to the Estate of Lloyd Kavanaugh who

was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Mary K. McNallan as Heir to the Estate of Lloyd Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, John Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Lloyd Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, James Kavanaugh as Heir to the Estate of Lloyd Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh, Kyle Gensler as heir to the Estate of Joan Kavanaugh-Gensler who was heir to the Estate of Lloyd Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia Kavanaugh, Sarah Gensler as heir to the Estate of Joan Kavanaugh-Gensler who was heir to the Estate of Lloyd Kavanaugh who was Heir to the Estate of Patricia Kavanaugh, Joan Kavanaugh-Gensler was heir to the Estate of Lloyd Kavanaugh who was heir to the Estate of Patricia E. Kavanaugh’s respective heirs-at-law, next-of-kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, United States of America, Capital One Bank USA, NA, The People of the State of New York o/b/o The Town Court of Brighton, Cypress Financial Recoveries, LLC, Sysco Syracuse, LLC, Gemini Asset Recoveries, Inc., Yellowbook, Inc., Beneficial Homeowner Service Corporation, Defendants. Index #: 8999/2015 Filed: 9/28/2016 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is situated. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your Answer or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the attorneys for the plaintiff within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service; or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York; or within sixty (60) days if it is the United States of America. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE 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 home. 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 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: Bay Shore, New York June 20, 2016FRENKEL, LAMBERT, WEISS, WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP BY: Pamela Flink Attorneys for Plaintiff 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, New York 11706 (631) 969-3100 Our File No.: 01-066197F00 NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $54,000.00 and interest, recorded on June 5, 2006, in Book 20511, Page 0390, in the Office of the Clerk of Monroe County, New York, covering the premises known as 57 Pollard Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Franklin American Mortgage Company Plaintiff, against Alan C. Dunavent, as Heir to the Estate of Bryce Bybee Dunavent a/k/a Bryce B. Dunavent, Bryce Bybee Dunavent a/k/a Bryce B. Dunavent’s respective heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, United States of America Internal Revenue Service, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Defendants. Index #: 11817/2017 Filed: 03/20/2018 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is situated. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer

the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your Answer or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the attorneys for the plaintiff within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service; or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York; or within sixty (60) days if it is the United States of America. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE 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 home. 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 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: Bayshore, New York March 15, 2018 FRENKEL, LAMBERT, WEISS, WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP BY: Linda P. Manfredi Attorneys for Plaintiff Main Office 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, New York 11706 (631) 969 3100 Our File No.: 01 086129 F00 NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $58,736.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the Monroe County Clerk on April 29, 2016, in Book 26594 page 660, covering premises known as 33 Almay Road, Rochester, NY 14616. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS IN TAX LIEN FORECLOSURE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF MONROE – US BANK AS CUSTODIAN FOR PFS FINANCIAL 1, LLC, Plaintiff, EDWARD M. O’CONNOR A/K/A EDWARD M. OCONNOR A/K/A EDWARD MARTIN OCONNOR A/K/A EDWARD M. OCONNER, if living and if he/she be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiffs, claiming,

or who may claim to have an interest in, or generally or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely, the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, descendents, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, successors in interest and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, descendents, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, successors in interest, and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiffs, HUDSON AND KEYSE LLC ASSIGNEE OF BENEFICIAL COMPANY LLC, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Defendants. Index No. 6665/16. To the above named Defendants –YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action within twenty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty days after service is completed if the summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the county in which the property a lien upon which is being foreclosed is situated. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. J. Scott Odorisi, J.S.C., dated February 21, 2018. The object of this action is to foreclose a Tax Lien covering the premises located at Section 120.80, Block 1, Lot 59 on the Tax Map of MONROE County and also known as 16 Penhurst Street, Rochester, New York. Dated: March 9, 2018 WINDELS MARX LANE & MITTENDORF, LLP, Attorney for Plaintiff, US BANK AS CUSTODIAN FOR PFS FINANCIAL 1, LLC, By: Michael J. Zacharias, Esq. 156 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019 (212) 237-1113


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Oops

A man playing with a baseball on the roof of a parking structure in Honolulu on March 23 had to be rescued by firefighters after he fell into the space between two buildings and got stuck, KHON2 TV reported. Security guard Ray Rodrigues was dispatched to the roof to run the 55-year-old off, but found the man had fallen into a 7- to 9-inch-wide space between the cement walls. When pulling him out with a rope failed, firefighters resorted to using drills and saws to cut through the concrete to free him. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Inexplicable

Eastern Michigan University student Andrew (who didn’t give a last name), 22, wasn’t making any kind of statement or protesting any government action (or lack thereof) on March 12 when he filled a pothole in Trenton with a whole box of Lucky Charms and a gallon of milk. Andrew then lay on the road with a spoon and ate the cereal out of the pothole. “I don’t know where the inspiration came from, but when it hit me, I knew it was a good idea,” Andrew told MLive.com. “It tasted great. If I was blindfolded, I wouldn’t know if it was a pothole or a bowl.”

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