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revitalization of downtown Rochester. Perhaps the writer should take a first step toward educating himself about preservation and sign up for a Landmark Society Inside Downtown Tour.
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re-purposing of existing buildings and homes can be a much more economical, environmentally practical solution than bulldozing and rebuilding. In many cases, the quality of the materials and the craftsmanship that went into historic buildings cannot be duplicated today at any cost. The practice also preserves some of the natural resources (rare marble, slate, and oldgrowth timbers) that are no longer available. Does the writer seriously want to trade hand-carved stonework, woodwork, and intricate plasterwork, oldgrowth rot-resistant timber, quarter-sawn oak, slate, and ceramic tiles for modern construction utilizing plywood and engineered lumber that will swell, delaminate, and grow spongy with moisture; plastics and vinyl that will outgas, become brittle, and disintegrate, etc.? His modern “Jetson” building will be destined for the landfill in 50 years, only to be replaced by an even more inferior building. Check out some of the repurposed buildings downtown on Cascade, Fitzhugh, and West Main. Step inside Passero Associates’ office at 242 West Main. These old buildings have become high-rent condos, apartments, and office space. They are beautiful, spacious, solid as a rock, and full of character. Re-purposing these buildings is also key to the redevelopment and 2 CITY
In last November’s election, even the D&C endorsed the noble conviction that now was a good opportunity to hold three School Board incumbents accountable. City Newspaper, on the other hand, endorsed two of the three incumbents. Sadly, from a field of able contenders, all three incumbents were returned to maintaining this district’s last place ranking in the state. However, your September 11 article “Rochester Teachers Bruised by Reviews” gave us a chilling peek into the vacuum in which such self-inflicted wounds can occur. In a back-and-forth with teachers union president Adam Urbanski, you quote Superintendent Vargas: “You can’t have an education system where all the adults are doing fine and the kids are not.” This tired repartee carries on as if the only “adults” in public education are the school administration “adults” and the teacher “adults.” When a conversation between these two local leaders of public education regarding the accountability of any “adults” in public education so neglects those other – dare we suggest – even more accountable adults in the lives of students, is it any wonder so few parents showed up and voted for the accountability that certainly would have shown those incumbents the door? Such hollow conversations at the top and free passes for incumbents in this rudderless district will continue until they accord parents their due authority as the first teachers of their children. Elementary 101.
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Dismayed with those endorsements, heartbroken by the election, but thank you for the reporting. PETER KEENAN JR.
I was deeply disappointed in George Grella’s review of the “Dallas Buyers Club,” using the description of the character of Rayon as a gay transvestite. It was insulting and makes completely unwarranted assumptions about Rayon’s sexuality. Also, in the LGBT community the word “transvestite” is not only considered outdated, it is a pejorative phrase. Later in the review, Grella writes: “As Rayon, Jared Leto undergoes his own transformation, playing a most attractive cross-dressing homosexual....” Using these words in this review simply perpetrates the myth that all cross-dressers are homosexual, when nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is most cross-dressers are heterosexual males who simply want to express and experience their feminine side. I am a trans woman (male to female transgender), and what I saw on the screen was a trans woman, someone who wanted to become a woman completely, who wanted sexual reassignment surgery. I’m doubly disappointed in this review, because City did an excellent cover story several years ago on trans issues and was quite respectful and understanding. These types of words in this review are from the 70’s, and I would have hoped City would have more sensitivity to the LGBT community than to allow descriptions that confuse people and that confirm the right’s lies about the LGBT community.
times, as any mayor should. It’s probably not a good idea for that guard to be a relative. This can be rectified by posting the job, as she says she will do. Now can we let her get to the business of helping improve the city? My goodness, she isn’t in office a full week and the bigotry is in full force! TOMMY
The mayor stated that she hired them temporarily until she can post the position. That’s done all the time in the government. If she didn’t have bodyguards and something happened to her, the first thing people would say is, “She should have had protection.” To some of you, she can’t win no matter what she does. And yes, she can create positions. All mayors have that latitude. Remember Duffy created that Fire Department position for Molly. THAD HARRIS
Guarding the mayor
While there are a lot of questions here, the most interesting is why our mayor feels she needs protection. For years, our mayors have used security on and off. Other major cities have done the same. To date there have been no serious attempts on the safety of our mayors. During the election campaign, Lovely Warren went all over the city without incident or security. So why is there a need now? I am not afraid to go anywhere in Rochester and in the last few years have been to many of the worst neighborhoods, even holding a 10 p.m. press conference at Joseph and Ave D. I am worried when our leaders become so afraid of their constituents that they need protection. I hope this is not the case, but actions like this need much better justification. We cannot afford to have security just for show.
should have a bodyguard at all
(White was the Green Party’s candidate for Rochester mayor in 2013 and 2011.)
On Mayor Lovely Warren’s decision to hire security guards: I believe Warren
I see nothing wrong with her hiring her uncle. He has the qualifications. Why does she need personal protection? Have any of you guys ever been to her neck of the woods? GUY WELSHER
Armed guards are driving her to work while taxpayers are paying? She can hire anyone she wants for personal protection as long as the money comes from her income. The mayor should not forget who she is working for. MICHAEL BURTON
I don’t see a problem here. Her uncle was a state trooper who has provided security for three New York governors. She is an African-American woman with a young daughter, and there’s no shortage of possible threats against her. I would hardly expect her or her security to announce publicly when someone’s made a threat; security doesn’t do that. With the attempted assassination of Gabby Giffords three years ago, nine publicly reported assassination plots against the president in the last five years, mobs of so-called “patriots” heckling and threatening members of Congress at town hall meetings, over a dozen threats against members of Congress for their views on the Affordable Care Act (both Democrats and Republicans), and the general tenor of our culture, I think it’s prudent for Mayor Warren to employ close protection officers. Mayor Byron Brown of Buffalo has been protected by at least two police officers for the last four years. The mayors of Pittsburgh have historically had two police officers accompanying them, and the mayor of Cleveland has three homicide detectives with him around the clock and a fourth officer at his home. All of these cities are close to the size of Rochester, and their mayors have the same level of prominence the mayor of Rochester does. It’s necessary. Who pays for it is another story. But even if the public has to, it’s a good investment. SEAN
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Upstate, Cuomo, and the state of our state We’ve turned things around in New York State! We stopped talking and started doing! In three years (coincidently, the Andrew Cuomo years) we’ve reversed decades of decline and made dramatic and undeniable progress!
While I’m feeling some optimism here in our little city on the canal, I’m not sharing the governor’s state of euphoria.” In fact, says McMahon, during the Cuomo years, “on a seasonally adjusted basis, private employment statewide has risen by 5.4 percent.” The national rate: 6.3 percent. And not to be too parochial, but Buffalo, which continues to feel the governor’s love, actually gained a bit (1.2 percent) in manufacturing jobs during the Cuomo years. Rochester, on the other hand, had a decline of 6.8 percent. The top performer: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, where the state has pumped big bucks into high tech. So I don’t know. I don’t want to accuse our governor of painting a rosy picture simply for political purposes. And I’d love to believe that things are looking good. I hope that the tax cuts and tax-free zones he wants will result in new jobs that pay well. I hope we’ll have enough money left over to add the new programs he promises. I hope he’s right, that “the proof is in the pudding and the arrows are pointing up.” But this is the same governor who helped convince the majority of voters that casinos will give the state a big economic boost. E.J. McMahon thinks not. Statewide, “the projected fiscal and economic impacts won’t be ‘significant’ by any stretch of the imagination,” he wrote in October. The jobs will be relatively few, the new school aid will be minimal, and the impact on property taxes in most of the state will be almost imperceptible.” I want to believe. I really do. I’m finding it tough, though. At least our governor isn’t Chris Christie.
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And the progress is not just in the numbers! We can feel it in every region in our state! We have much more to do, of course, but we are energized by a new strength, a new pride, and a new confidence! And we’re balancing budgets! We’re working together! We’ve put politics aside! Forgive my cynicism, but I spent so much time raising my eyebrows during the governor’s State of the State Speech last week that my head still hurts. I dunno. I could be wrong. Most of my waking and sleeping hours are spent in Rochester, and while I’m feeling some optimism here in our little city on the canal, I’m not sharing the governor’s state of euphoria. But as I say, I could be wrong. For all I know, Buffalo and Syracuse and Albany are rocking along as happily as Manhattan. Maybe the governor just failed to notice us when he assessed how the state is doing. That would be understandable, actually: I got the distinct impression from his State of the State that he doesn’t even know Rochester exists, despite the enthusiastic presence of Our Bob, his lieutenant governor. And yet…. Over the weekend, I asked economist Kent Gardner at the Center for Governmental Research whether the governor is right – whether my cynicism has blinded me and I don’t recognize dramatic and undeniable progress when it’s bursting out all around me. Gardner pointed me to an analysis of the governor’s statistics written by E.J. McMahon at the Empire Center for Public Policy. McMahon says we’ve made some progress. But overall, he says, “New York State ranks 21st out of 50 states in its rate of private job creation since November 2010.” Even that’s not a bright picture. If we looked at Upstate’s 50 counties by themselves, “they would rank dead last during the same period,” says McMahon. The brightness is downstate. The governor says that New York State “is Number 2 in jobs created since the recession.” McMahon’s analysis: while our state “lost fewer jobs during the recession” and recovered faster, “New York has not outperformed the nation in the last three years.”
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Cuomo’s long agenda
Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out his 2014 initiatives during his State of the State address. He announced a plan to allow 20 hospitals to prescribe marijuana as treatment for some serious ailments; outlined a plan to reduce some corporate taxes and provide tax credits to homeowners and renters; and repeated calls for ethics reform, public financing of campaigns, and the passage of his 10-point Women’s Equality Act. He also pushed a few education-related initiatives, such as statewide universal pre-kindergarten and a $2 billion borrowing measure to buy technology for schools.
Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance and Gates Volunteer Ambulance announced plans to consolidate services, pending regulatory approvals. In a press release, ambulance company officials said that combining the two nonprofit agencies will allow for a 10 percent increase in the number of calls they answer while addressing declining volunteer numbers. The two services expect the merger to be completed sometime in the first half of the year.
Homeless lose garage shelter
Citing safety and liability concerns, the board of the local development corporation that owns the Civic Center garage has decided to hire a security firm to “sweep” the garage during peak hours to remove the homeless and other trespassers. The oneyear contract with the Rochester-based AP Safety and Security Corp will cost approximately $55,500.
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Warren’s security scandal
A vehicle carrying Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren was stopped for speeding on the Thruway. State troopers say the vehicle was travelling more than 90 miles per hour. Warren’s representatives deny that, but do say that the vehicle was speeding. The vehicle was driven by Reggie Hill, Warren’s uncle and the head of her controversial security team. Hill was not ticketed. Prior to the incident, Warren was already facing questions about nepotism and the need for security in general.
Sherry Walker-Cowart, president and CEO of the Center for Dispute Settlement, gave City Council members an update on the police complaint process last week. FILE PHOTO
The most tangible thing to come out of the review of the way complaints against the police are handled was the addition of a community advocate to the Civilian Review Board. The advocate’s purpose is to help people through a process that can be emotional, complicated, and lengthy. Members of City Council got a one-year update on the advocate’s work at a meeting last week. And Council members raised additional questions and concerns about the complaint process. Thirty-eight percent of people who filed a complaint against the police in 2013 requested the advocate’s assistance, says a summary completed by the Center for Dispute Settlement, which runs the Civilian Review Board. The advocate also fielded 96 informal inquiries — 19 of which developed into formal complaints. It’s clear that CDS sees the advocate as integral to its goal to improve police-community relations. To that end, the part-time advocate gave 34 public outreach presentations in 2013.
The advocate will continue her outreach activities in 2014, the report says, with an emphasis on youth initiatives. Council members asked CDS representatives for proof that the advocate is helping. And some at the meeting said that awareness of the advocate is lacking. It’s clear, too, that many Council members believe the process to resolve complaints still takes too long — on average, four to six months. “It seems like there’s a casualness to getting these things resolved,” said City Council President Loretta Scott. CDS representatives pushed back. They said speed is a priority, but thoroughness is even more important. Communication is another issue. The CDS representatives said they provide complainants with updates on their cases every 30 days. But many Council people said their constituents tell them they never hear from CDS. “Something’s not happening,” said Council member Elaine Spaull.
• The City Music Blog has a review of the Neutral Milk Hotel show at Ithaca’s State Theatre. • What do you get if you cross a charter school with a traditional school? A pilot school. Could it happen here?
• The return of City’s “American Idol” blog. • Standoff in the County Legislature may be coming to an end. • Read Frank De Blase’s web-only feature interview with local band BML.
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The carp, which are already established in the Mississippi and some of its tributaries but haven’t been confirmed in the Great Lakes, are considered an environmental and economic threat to the Lakes. They’re voracious eaters
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that compete with native species for food. They also reproduce and grow rapidly.
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The Great Lakes and Asian carp For the past few years, the US Army Corps of Engineers has been preparing a report to stop the spread of Asian carp and other invasive species from Mississippi River basin waters into the Great Lakes. Released last week, the report identifies seven approaches toward that goal, as well as a “no action” scenario. The alternatives call for a combination of measures to stop the spread of invasives including fish, crustaceans, aquatic plants, and microorganisms. The corps’ proposals include gates, electric barriers, chemical treatment of water, boat inspections, and storm water infrastructure to prevent flooding. The specific measures depend on the option. The report doesn’t make recommendations. It lists the estimated cost of each project — the most expensive is pegged at $18.4 billion — and the estimated time frame in which each could be completed. A few of the options could take 25 years to complete. House Representative Louise Slaughter, co-chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, said the report is a good start, but doesn’t go far enough. The corps was supposed to study the feasibility of separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins, she said, but didn’t deliver.
The future site of Hart’s Local Grocers. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
The US Army Corps of Engineers has released a report identifying ways to keep Asian carp, like the ones shown here, from entering the Great Lakes. (LEFT) PHOTO COURTESY ASIAN CARP REGIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE; (RIGHT) PHOTO COURTESY STEVE HILLEBRAND FOR U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
“A full feasibility study is the critical next step needed to protect the unique resources of the Great Lakes and the communities that depend on them,” Slaughter said in a press release. The carp, which are already established in the Mississippi and some of its tributaries but haven’t been confirmed in the Great Lakes, are considered an environmental and economic threat to the Lakes. They’re voracious eaters that compete with native species for food. They also reproduce and grow rapidly. Congress acted after scientists found Asian carp DNA near Lake Michigan. Slaughter pushed to include the study in 2007 legislation that authorized water-
protection projects, and she co-authored 2012 legislation to expedite work on the study. The Mississippi River and Lake Michigan are connected via the Chicago Area Waterway System, a series of canals and altered rivers. The corps operates an electric barrier in the main canal that’s supposed to repel fish. The barrier generates a pulsed electric field that gets stronger and feels more unpleasant the closer the fish get. But the agency recently said that ships passing through the barrier can generate a bubble of water devoid of electric current. And carp can swim through the barrier via the uncharged bubble.
Hart’s Local Grocers, a locally run grocery store, will open in the former Craig Autometrics building at 10 Winthrop Street in Rochester’s East End as early as May. Downtown has been without a full grocery store for more than a decade. And it is the number-one thing people who live and work in the city ask for, officials say. Hart’s will offer a mix of groceries, including organic food, and will get approximately 20 percent of its product from the local community, said Dean Sparks, Hart’s general manager, in a press release. It will also offer national brands. Glenn Kellogg, an urban planner and the man behind the project, said that the store would afford affordable, quality products — rejecting the suggestion that the store could be exclusively high-end. He said the store will focus on local, natural, and sustainably provided food. The store has 130 parking spots, Kellogg said, which is more than it needs for peak times.
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St. Bridget’s Church in the Northeast section of the city is the future home of PUC Achieve Charter School. PUC plans to open nine more schools in Rochester. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
You could call 2013 the year of the charter school in Rochester. Charters have been operating in the city for years, of course, but attention intensified last year and charter chatter was everywhere. Three new charters were approved to open, with several more in the pipeline. Rochester schools superintendent Bolgen Vargas repeatedly lamented the loss of students and district resources to charter schools. And Lovely Warren made education — specifically, her desire to bring more charters to Rochester — the centerpiece of her winning mayoral campaign. Given that interest in charters continues to grow, you may wonder how they get approved. And if big charter school organizations have an advantage over the homegrown mom and pop applicants, as some people say they do? And what happened to the original intent of charter schools: to discover new teaching methods and then apply those techniques in traditional public schools? Charters in New York are approved by the State University of New York or the State Education Department. The legislation, which passed in 1998, also gave the chancellor of education in New York City the authority to approve charters there. But most applications go through SUNY or the SED, and in both cases, the process is rigorous, costly, and time-consuming. And each application undergoes multiple stages of review — a process not unlike applying to a top-tier university or being a contestant on the Food Channel’s “Chopped.” “Only 16 percent of first time [SUNY] applicants get approved,” says Catherine Kramer, SUNY’s director of charter school information. Odds improve for applicants 6 CITY
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who resubmit their proposals after they’ve addressed reviewers’ concerns, she says. But there are no guarantees. John Bliss, co-founder of Urban Choice Charter School in Rochester and a former teacher in the city school district, learned this firsthand. His application for a new charter, One Roof Charter School, was rejected by SUNY. The rejection letter included a lengthy list of reviewers’ concerns and ended with a politely-worded paragraph saying that even if the issues are addressed, approval still isn’t guaranteed. Bliss says that although the process is supposed to be transparent, it isn’t. And he says there’s no consistent formula for getting an application approved. The process is also long and drawn out, taking anywhere from 18 to 36 months, and requires significant financial resources. A charter proposed by David Silver and Donna Cozine of Rochester was one of six applications approved by the State Education Department last year. And that was on the second submission. “We applied to SUNY first, and then we withdrew it and reapplied to continues on page 8
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the SED,” Cozine says. “We rewrote the whole application.” Silver, a former School of the Arts principal, says Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts will open in the city in August. The elementary charter school will emphasize music, drama, and the visual arts. Supporting yourself while devoting the necessary time to prepare the application is difficult for small, first-time applicants, Cozine says. SUNY and the SED not only want to see a thorough explanation of the proposed school’s academic programs, she says, they also look for an extremely detailed business plan. Nationwide, a cottage industry has developed over the last 15 years to guide applicants through the process, Cozine says, but it’s expensive. It took Cozine, Silver, and two associates working full time for five months to complete the rewrite, she says. A larger company often has administrative, legal, and financial support to draw upon. “This is not our business field,” Silver says. “We’re a bunch of educators. It’s a very comprehensive process. As an applicant, it was difficult, but as a taxpayer, I was pleased to know it’s this hard.” Some applicants say that New York’s
approval process increasingly favors big charter school management organizations with multiple schools that are often tied to wealthy business owners. Bliss says personal connections to the authorizers, money, and a track record with charters help. “I can’t say it’s impossible, but it’s much more difficult for a grassroots group to get [its] application approved,” he says. “It’s like a demolition derby and you’re in a Honda Civic and the other guy’s in a Hummer.” Some people point to Joe Klein as an example of a successful local business owner who is using his influence to further the charter school movement. The founder of Klein Steel and co-founder of Uncommon Schools-Rochester Prep charter school recently created E3-Rochester, an organization devoted to opening highquality charter schools in Rochester. Klein has helped two out-of-state CMO’s establish schools here. Vertus and Partnerships to Uplift Communities or PUC will open in the fall. Vertus, founded by Perry White, who also founded Cleveland’s Citizen’s Academy, will open with about 96 students. The focus will be on young men who are at great risk of not graduating or have dropped out. Former Rochester schools Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard is on Vertus’s application as a member of the school’s design team, and more 8 CITY
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Joe Klein created E3-Rochester to help successful charter school organizations open new charters in Rochester. FILE PHOTO
than a half-dozen local business leaders appear as board members, including General John Batiste, president and CEO of Klein Steel. And Klein is the lead applicant and cofounder of PUC’s first school in New York State, Rochester’s PUC Achieve Charter School. The school will open in the fall with about 100 fifth-graders. Klein, who recently completed a master’s program in education at Harvard University, disagrees with the claim that SUNY and the SED show bigger organizations deferential treatment. A recent application Klein supported for Finger Lakes Charter School was rightly rejected, he says, because the application needed more work. SUNY’s Kramer acknowledges the perception that applications from bigger, better-known organizations get the redcarpet treatment. But, she says, SUNY doesn’t distinguish between the two groups. Although having more resources is never a bad thing, she says. Kramer says the approval process has grown more rigorous because over time SUNY has learned what it takes to run a good school. “We have a hard process,” she says. “It’s hard for a reason; it produces results.” Still, critics say the large CMO’s with their strong business acumen are less likely to be innovative. And that they’re veering away from the charter legislation’s intent: to discover effective practices that can be transferred to traditional public schools. That argument misses the point, Klein says. The schools he’s associated with are experimenting with new methods, he says, but what counts most is academic rigor. “It’s all about quality,” Klein says.
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URBAN ACTION This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Film on caregiving
The Lifetree Café will show the short film “Life in Reverse,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 20, at 1301 Vintage Lane. The film examines the life of Florence Feldman who served as a longtime caregiver for her mother who was suffering from dementia. The film will be followed by a discussion titled “Care for Caregiv-
ers: Meeting the Unique Needs of Those Who Sacrifice for Others.”
Plastic pollution on film
ColorBrightonGreen.org will present the short film, “Bag It: Is Your Life too Plastic?” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, at Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue. The film starts by examining plastic bags, but evolves into an investigation of the materials that are now in waterways, oceans, soil, and even inside human bodies.
Talk on corporate tax scheming
Finger Lakes Community College will host “Ship of State: How our Tax System is Rigged,” a talk by journalist and author David Cay Johnston at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 26. Johnston will discuss his research on how US corporations game the system in their favor and stick taxpayers with the bill. The event will be held at 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, and tickets are $15. Information: 785-1541.
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As much as we may not want to admit it, Rochester is pretty well known for its meats. We have the Garbage Plate (can’t escape that one), white hots, BBQ joints, and pretty decent chicken wings. But the city is not typically known for its meatballs — but maybe it should be. From traditional Italian-style entries to more exotic meats and pairings, Rochester actually has a lot to offer in the meatball department. Here is a list of some of the more noteworthy meatball dishes you’ll find at local restaurants or food purveyors. Whether you want to enjoy a nice sit-down meal, grab a quick lunch, or get some late-night food-truck action, there is a meatball in Rochester for you. Did we miss your favorite local meatball? Let us know by posting in the comments of this article on rochestercitynewspaper.com. If you’ve been to a neighborhood event in the South Wedge, you’ve probably seen Mise en Place offering a deal on meatballs. And if you’re like me, you’ve probably snagged them every time. Even when they’re not on sale, these tasty meat-a-balls are just $1.50 each. They’re actually not on the menu (except when served as a sandwich, on a sub roll), but you can still order them a la carte. These house-made meatballs are light and tender, a mix of beef and pork. They’re served with marinara and lots of shredded parmesan, and would pair quite well with pasta. I got a side of the mac & cheese and swapped bites. This is comfort food at its best. (683 South Ave., 325-4160, miseenplacemarket.com) At Skylark Lounge, the menu has step-by-step instructions for an optimal meatball experience: 1. Choose a style: 3 balls + 1 side ($7.50), 3 balls on a 6” roll ($6), or 1 ball on a mini ciabatta ($2). 2. Choose your meatball: traditional, pork BBQ, spicy chicken, veggie, or the special. 3. Choose your sauce: marinara, parmesan cream, buffalo, roasted red pepper, or pesto. 4. Not actually a step, but pick a side. And pick the fried mashed potato balls. Skylark’s meatballs are juicy and flavorful, my favorite being the traditional with parmesan cream sauce. The bread is soft, chewy, and lightly toasted. With the variety Skylark offers, there are lots of possible flavor combinations, which always gives me a reason to return. It’s also a perfect (light) meal for two (my friend and I both got a slider and split a side) for $7 and change. (40 S. Union St., 270-8106, theskylarklounge.com) For an intimate Italian dining experience, make a reservation at Rocco. The restaurant fills its 13 tables and small bar nearly every night, and deservedly so. I managed to snag a seat at the
bar, arriving right when the place opened. I ordered the bruschetta con polpette ($8) and just minutes later was greeted by three mediumsized meatballs atop a slice of grilled bread from Baker Street Bakery. The meatballs are a mix of veal, beef, and pork. They are incredibly tender and moist, and pack a little bit of heat when it comes to the flavors. The charred bread underneath soaks up the red sauce and vies with the meatballs to be the star of the dish. I was happy to be the judge in that competition. (165 Monroe Ave., 454-3510, roccorochester.com) Get ready to chow down, because the meatballs at Tony D’s Coal Fired Pizza are large and in charge. While meatballs al forno ($11) are listed as an appetizer, they’re probably the most filling dish on the entire menu. One order gets you two meatballs (trust me, that’s all you need) topped with ricotta and chunky tomato sauce, then baked in the restaurant’s coal-fired pizza oven. Seasoned to perfection in a very Italian fashion, these meatballs could easily be described as “joygantic” for their size (nearly 3” in diameter) and flavor combo. (288 Exchange Blvd., 340-6200, tonydsroc.com) Cure has been occupying a spot at the Public Market for nearly two years now. Specializing in “French farm” cuisine, the menu features exotic, house-cured meats, so I wasn’t surprised to find a meatball dish on the menu. I was especially eager to try something besides the traditional beef and pork offerings. The wild boar meatballs ($16) come four per plate and are meant for sharing (all of the dishes at Cure are served family style). Served with white beans, caramelized onions, bacon, and brioche croutons, the dish was slightly sweet, with lots of garlic, and on the fatty side. It was especially pleasant and refreshing to taste a meatball paired with something other than a red sauce. (50 Public Market, 563-7941, curebar.net)
We can’t wrap up a meatball round-up without mentioning Rochester’s only food truck dedicated solely to this meaty dish, The Meatball Truck Co. While the truck is currently closed for the winter (scheduled to reopen in early spring), it offers two regular choices: meatballs in a cup with bread ($6) and a meatball sub ($8). The first features two fresh house-ground angus beef meatballs topped with marinara, ricotta, and basil, served with Flour City Bread. Or you could go for Option 2, which gets you one more ball and a Flour City Bread roll. The truck also offers specials like a meatball burger, mashedpotato balls, and mac & cheese balls. Get your spork ready. (Various locations, 770-0204, facebook.com/meatballtruckco)
(Clockwise from top) Tony D's meatballs al forno; Skylark Lounge "sliders" on ciabatta rolls; The Meatball Truck Co. meatballs in a cup with bread. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN AND MATT DETURCK
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Armory, 900 East Main St. $10-$15. 9 p.m. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com
Fall Out Boy, Paramore Wednesday, July 2. Darien Lake PAC, 9993 Allegheny Rd., Darien Center. $26-$66. TBA. 599-4641. darienlake.com [ POP/ROCK ]
Lady Gaga Monday, July 7. First Niagara Center, 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo. $37.50-$202.50. 7 p.m. (716) 855-4444. firstniagaracenter.com
Alyssa Trahan FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVE. 6 P.M. | FREE | BUGJAR.COM
[ POP/ROCK ] Though a teenager who professes an inability to walk in heels, Alyssa Trahan intones expertly over a highly proficient band that would have other young vocalists struggling to step so high. Trahan falls nicely into a cozy contemporary adult strain that is full of promise in prioritizing the song over and above the grasp of the star-maker machine. — FRANK DE BLASE
Rochester Philharmonic & Community Orchestra WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 KODAK HALL AT EASTMAN THEATRE, 60 GIBBS ST. 8 P.M. | $5 | 454-2100, RPO.ORG [ CLASSICAL ] When the call went out that the
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra was going to do a concert side-by-side with non-professional musicians, 190 applications poured in from Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, New York City, and even Pennsylvania. The 115 musicians who were selected started rehearsals for the concert of January 22. The program includes Liszt, Bizet, and Dvorak, and the concert will include additional selections by the RPO. Turns out it’s not just the RPYO that gets to have all the fun. — BY PALOMA CAPANNA
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The Toasters THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVE. 8 P.M. | $8-$12 | BUGJAR.COM [ SKA ] It was more than 30 years ago that The
Toasters first mixed Gotham punk attitude with textbook Two-Tone ska a la The Specials, The Selecter, and Madness, and ushered in what is considered to be the third wave of ska. Though bold in its brassy, ballsy energy, the band avoids the over-the-top acceleration of other ska hybrids that have follow in its footsteps. Get ready for a majorleague skank-a-thon when the band spanks the joint with guests Mrs. Skannotto, The Emersons, and The Fevertones. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Fiona Corinne THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 BOULDER COFFEE CO., 100 ALEXANDER ST. 8 P.M. | FREE | BOULDERCOFFEE.INFO [ POP/ROCK ] While Fiona Corinne draws her influences from many different places, Corinne primarily writes moving piano ballads that showcase her pure, unaffected soprano chops. This local singer-songwriter has a solid grasp on what makes pop music so appealing, and her music encapsulates straight-forward chord structures and catchy, hummable melodies. As a result, Corrine’s rich ballads will stick with you long after you’ve stopped listening to them. — BY LEAH CREARY
The latest supergroup to emerge from the Latin jazz scene has taken an appropriate name. “Volcan” is short for volcano. Executive Producer Gary Galimidi writes in his notes that volcanoes loom large over otherwise unremarkable landscapes. Together these ideas form a fitting analogy for the quartet; not only is Volcan an eruptive force of nature, these four players all rise high above the musical landscape. Members of the quartet — Gonzalo Rubalcaba on keyboards; Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, drums; Jose Armando Gola, bass; and Giovanni “Mañenguito” Hidalgo, percussion — have played together before as side-men, but, until now, not as a distinct group. Each of them brings to the table a sensibility imbued with a world of Latin jazz tradition filtered through a forward-looking, contemporary vision. The foremost example of that vision is the remarkable range of futuristic sounds Rubalcaba coaxes out of his many keyboards. Depending on the tune’s feel, Gola is capable of a percussive acoustic bass or an electric sound on a par with that of Jaco Pastorius. Hernandez and Hidalgo, two premier polyrhythmic percussionists, never fail to propel the music forward. — BY RON NETSKY
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Every once in a while a musician comes out of nowhere with such a fully formed sound and vision, you wonder why you haven’t heard of him before. Of course that “nowhere” often includes years of study at an excellent school like Berklee College of Music in Boston. And, in the case of stellar guitarist Fernando Ulibarri, it also includes a master’s degree in jazz performance from Florida International University. Ulibarri, who now teaches at Broward College in Florida, has just released “Transform,” a debut album that is bound to do just that to his career. Originally from Costa Rica, Ulibarri not only possesses a gorgeous tone to go along with his lightning-fast runs, he also has a knack for compelling composition that ranges from the delicate beauty of “Paisajes” and “The Fire Will Burn Us Both” to the up-tempo drive of the title tune, “Transform – Prelude” and the unpredictability of it’s more abstract counterpart, “Transform – Deconstructed.” Ulibarri’s band-mates are also clearly destined for distinguished careers. Pianist Jim Gasior has a fluid style on piano and other keyboards that nicely complements Ulibarri’s solo flights. Rounding out the quartet, bassist Josh Allen and drummer John Yarling are simply flawless at every turn and, to Ulibarri’s credit, there is no shortage of surprising twists and turns on “Transform.” — BY RON NETSKY
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Dady Brothers. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free. Worthy Duncan. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-2925544. stickylipsbbq.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ JAZZ ]
Rob & Gary Acoustic.
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. Roses & Revolutions. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
Abigail Williams w/Erimha, Circus Grenade, The Gutted, and Arthurian Shield. Bug
Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $10-$13. Greg Townson. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-2925544. stickylipsbbq.com. 8 p.m. Free. Grrr!. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
The Blues Project ft. Gordon Munding and friends. The
Beale, 693 South Ave. 2714650. thebealegrille.com. Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. Free. CCE Open Jam Session. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub.com. 7 p.m. Free. Fiona Corinne. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. continues on page 14
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Wed. March 26th • 7:30pm Tickets: $20 Greece Olympia High School Auditorium
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TEN YEARS FEATURE | BY PALOMA CAPANNA
rom Java’s to Kilbourn Hall to Kodak Hall in just 10 years. Cello-rock band Break of Reality emerged from Eastman School of Music as a student start-up and has grown into a modern instrumental ensemble with a list of accomplishments practically the length of Gibbs Street. That’s particularly impressive when you consider that this young group has succeeded at a time when established orchestras have filed for bankruptcy, and the ones that have persevered still struggle to fill seats. In 2010, when I interviewed percussionist and Break of Reality founder Ivan Trevino for City Newspaper, I asked him how it was that the group was finding success in such difficult economic times for the country in general, and classical music in particular. He responded that he “wasn’t sure.” I spoke to Trevino again about the Break of Reality’s upcoming 10th anniversary concert at Eastman Theatre, reminded him of his 2010 answer, and asked if he had figured out the elements of success. This time, the answer was packed with 12 CITY JANUARY 15-21, 2014
ESM-born cello-rock band BREAK OF rEALITY celebrates a decade of blending genres more than 30 minutes of details. Break of Reality plays concerts, sells records, sells scores for original compositions, accepts commissions, teaches, has 11 YouTube videos (one with more than 2 million views), has more than 27,000 Facebook fans, and is engaged in its first Kickstarter campaign to facilitate public-school performances. So what is the secret to Break of Reality’s success? “I think one of the reasons is the fact that we’re still a group and we’re still playing out a lot. We’re active,” says Trevino. “And Pandora radio has been a big help for us — 20 million plays a year or something crazy,” he says about the music-streaming service. Trevino’s point is simple, yet arguably brilliant coming from a classically trained musician. Trevino graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a master’s degree in percussion performance. He is now on faculty at ESM, where he teaches a course in the business of music. Trevino is also a faculty member
at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance, where he teaches composition, chamber music, and the popular summer School of Rock Camp. Break of Reality formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2003. It currently features founding members Trevino and cellist Patrick Laird, as well as cellists Laura Metcalf and Adrian Daurov. (Philip Borter, one of the former members of the group, is also scheduled to perform in the anniversary concert.) “Sometimes classical musicians and the classical industry in general are really late adopting these new technology things,” says Trevino. “I’ve spoken to classical musicians about Pandora and they’ll say, ‘Tell me about it.’ Even orchestras and musicians have to accept that we have to adapt and accept these technological advances to help us.” For Break of Reality, Trevino says that services like Pandora are a perfect fit. “When people ask me,
‘How do you categorize Break of Reality?’ I say I don’t know,” says Trevino. “Most people in the music industry would think that’s a terrible answer. But Pandora will group us with heavy metal and with Yo-Yo Ma. That’s why we get played so much. We don’t fit any one category.” Trevino points out that this issue of “classifying” Break of Reality is one reason why the group chooses to independently produce its own albums. With more than 50,000 records sold, you would think that Trevino must have an MBA. But he says that “basically everything we did, we learned by doing.” “We would play a concert and somebody would say, ‘Do you have a CD?’ and we’d say no, let’s figure out how to do that,” says Trevino. “Then somebody else would say, ‘Do you have a website?’ and we’d say, let’s do that.” The group’s fourth album, “Ten,” will be released
March 2014, joining “The Sound Between” (2006), “Spectrum of the Sky” (2009), and “Covers” (2012). The Kodak Hall concert will include selections from all 10 years of Break of Reality’s existence, including some tracks from the upcoming album that will make their debut at the Rochester concert. Also performing that evening will be 12-year-old Hochstein student Jackie Hager, a student string quartet from ESM, and percussionists Aaron Staebell and Mark Boseman. Trevino also credits group co-founder Patrick Laird as having a head for the numbers, finances, and taxes. “I wouldn’t want to do that, and he wouldn’t want me doing that,” says Trevino. “We each have our skill sets and we try to play on our strengths.” How to run a band is another lesson that Trevino says he’s pulled from his exposure to rock, including time spent on the road with his musician father’s band. Break of Reality is forprofit, and does not have a board of directors. While that means that the group has to sell product — namely itself and its music — in order to survive, it is able to respond to ideas and opportunities without any delay or politics. “I can call Patrick and say, ‘Let’s record the “Game of Thrones” theme song.’ He’ll say, ‘OK, I’ll book a space.’ And the next day we do just that,” says Trevino. (The quartet’s rendition of the HBO series’ theme song went viral, with more than 2.3 million views on YouTube.) “Sometimes it’s nice to survive on your own two feet, even though it’s hard being an independent artist.” Indie groups like Break of Reality can benefit from being technologically responsive in a variety of ways. “Technology has allowed us to reach people who we otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach, especially as an independent band that
doesn’t have a record label and doesn’t have mass distribution,” says Trevino. “We can release a video and it can go viral in Turkey. Now we have an audience base in Turkey, so that if we play a concert there, hopefully people will come.” There is also a nuance that comes out when listening to Trevino. It’s not just that he understands modern multi-platform advertising and distribution; it’s that he understands the tendencies of the business side of music to want to use labels. “If we’re talking to a promoter or a concert presenter who runs a more classical music series, we put on our classical hat and we have that background, and we say, OK, we’re going to play some Bach,” says Trevino. “If we’re talking to rock, we’ll play Tool. It’s a unique thing about our band.” If you think Trevino is literally playing both sides of the fence, you probably haven’t yet been to a Break of Reality concert. “When we get in front of people, we’re brutally honest,” says Trevino. “If there’s a particular piece we’re playing, we let them know why. Communicating with an audience is one thing we’ve learned from rock musicians. We’re communicating with our audience all the time. No program notes. We talk to people to share a story about the music and the concert, and we hope to leave them with a good personal connection.” While the group’s approach may be influenced by popular music, it still remains committed to its classical roots. “We want to continue to raise awareness for instrumental music,” says Trevino. “We feel like instrumental music is left out of more mainstream kinds of things. It can be powerful, and we don’t have to spoon feed listeners the same old stuff. I feel like we can trust the listeners enough to make a decision, and we trust them to be challenged and not just accept whatever is out there. Instrumental music has the potential to move a lot of people, and can sometimes be more powerful than music with lyrics.”
Break of Reality FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 KODAK HALL AT EASTMAN THEATRE, 60 GIBBS ST. | 8 P.M. | $10-$40 | 454-2100, BREAKOFREALITY.COM
“classical” to “cello” to “cello rock” to “fusion.” The concert schedule and set lists are anything but the well-worn path to Carnegie Hall. Playing Kodak Hall for the upcoming concert prompts Trevino to reminisce about a nowhumorous moment from Break of Reality’s past. “When we were students, we played Kilbourn Hall and, if I remember correctly, there was a concert or a rehearsal going on at Eastman Theatre,” he says. “At that particular time, we were playing mostly metal transcriptions, and one of the ushers had to ask us to turn it down because our sound was bleeding through the walls into Eastman Theatre.” So, as they say in business, it was time to bring it down to a bottom line for our readers — especially the hundreds (thousands?) of classical musicians in Rochester: how do you succeed as a classical musician of any variety? Trevino says that 10 years with Break of Reality has taught him quite a bit. “We just wanted to play a lot because we had fun doing it and everything slowly and steadily grew,” he says. “There has never been a point at which we suddenly grew. Even things that seemed like a big step had been slow, steady growth.” I can’t resist a spontaneous final question. “So when I interview you for your 25-year anniversary concert, where will it be held? Madison Square Garden?” Trevino laughs, and adds, “Wouldn’t that be great?”
BReaking into public schOls “Music education is a priority for Break of Reality.” So starts a recent e-mail from Ivan Trevino, percussionist, as part of the outreach for the band’s Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a national music-education tour. Intended to fund a month-long bus tour from school-to-school, the Kickstarter campaign was created so that fans of the group can donate toward the tour costs — and get donor perks in return. Toss in a $20, get a digital download of the upcoming album. Donate $90 or more and get a signed copy of all four Break of Reality Albums plus a limited-edition tour t-shirt. $250 gets you a cello lesson with one of the group members. More than 100 backers have already donated nearly $9,000. The campaign has a target goal of $48,000 to carry the group from Chicago to Fort Worth. Don’t know Kickstarter? Since 2009, the Kickstarter platform has hosted more than 54,000 creative projects, pulling in 5.5 million donors, pledging $942 million in funding. The projects are independently created by the artist, who then uses the platform to social media their supporters for their contributions to make ideas into reality. For more information on the project visit kickstarter.com and search “break of reality.” — PC
By the end of our interview, we were back
to the upcoming concert. “It’s our 10-year anniversary concert,” says Trevino. “Our very first gig was 2004 at Java’s. It’s a really special concert for us. I think a lot of groups don’t make it to this landmark, and for Eastman to have us headline our own concert…” Over the past 10 years, Break of Reality has played everywhere from Water Street Music Hall, to the Knitting Factory and Stage 48 in New York City, to Ohio University and Georgia Tech, to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts and Centennial Hall, to Worldfest Music Festival and the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival. The list of venues is as far-flung and diversified as the band’s music, and the billing is everything from rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
Gap Mangione New Blues Band. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa,
199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tony DeRosa, Mike Brown. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Jon Lewis at Starry Nites Cafe.
Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. 271-2630. starrynitescafe. com. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]
Son House Blues Night. The
[ CLASSICAL ]
Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. JAZZ | TRIO EAST [ CLASSICAL ]
Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts. First
Univeralist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free.
RPO/Rochester Oratorio Society: Beethoven’s Ninth. Kodak Hall
at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Thursday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m. $15-$92. [ JAZZ ]
Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays ft. The Charles Mitchell Group.
Espada Brazilian Steak, 274 N. Goodman St. Village Gate. 473-0050. espadasteak.com. 6 p.m. Free.
Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free. John Palocy Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Mary Wojciechowski. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Mike Kaupa. Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. 348-9104. 6 p.m. Call for info. The Phat Kats. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 8 p.m. Free.
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free.
The Royal Noise w/Lap Giraffe. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. 10 p.m. 21+. $6. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ R&B ]
Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People. Sticky
Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9 p.m. Free.
Trumpeter Clay Jenkins joined the Stan Kenton Orchestra fresh out of college. Since then he’s played with Peter Erskine, Ray Brown, and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Drummer Rich Thompson has lent his talents to Dizzy Gillespie, the Count Basie Orchestra, and Bobby McFerrin. Bassist Jeff Campbell has performed with Gene Bertoncini and Marian McPartland. When these three Eastman School of Music professors put all of their diverse musical experiences together, they become the dynamic Trio East.
A rising star on the Buffalo jazz scene, pianist Michael McNeill is known for his work with Wooden Cities New Music Collective and the New Buffalo Jazz Octet. With the release of his debut CD, “Passageways,” McNeill is making a name for himself as a formidable band leader. At the Bop Show he’ll share the stage with two excellent veteran players. Bassist Ken Filiano has recorded with Anthony Braxton and Joseph Jarman. Drummer Phil Haynes is known for his work with Dave Liebman and Paul Smoker.
Trio East performs Sunday, January 19, 7 p.m. at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. $5-$8. Lovincup.com. 292-9940. — BY RON NETSKY
The Michael McNeill Trio performs with Ken Filiano and Phil Haynes Monday, January 20, 8 p.m. at Bop Shop Records. 1460 Monroe Ave. $10. 271-3354. — BY RON NETSKY
The Toasters w/Mrs. Skannotto.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
3rd Friday Jazz Nights. Spectrum Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. 383-1999. spectrumcreativearts. org. 7:30 p.m. $10. Bobby DiBaudo Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. $8-$12.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Caleb Aaron. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. Brockport. 637-2383. 58main.com. 8 p.m. Free. Loaded Goat w/Tim Lowe. Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 377-0410. towpathcafe.com. 7 p.m. Free. Pan de Oro. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]
Big Mike & The Motivators.
Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-2925544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. Free. Dust & Bone. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. The Fakers. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
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Elvis Birthday Bash ft. The Lustre Kings. Dinosaur Bar-
B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Free. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
JAZZ | MICHAEL MCNEILL TRIO WITH KEN FILIANO AND PHIL HAYNES
[ COUNTRY ] Cat 9. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. The Mike Snow Band. Sandra’s Saloon, 276 Smith St. 585-2856786. 9 p.m. Free.
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Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Hard Logic. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free. Marco Amadio. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 2326090. panevinoristorante.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177.com. 4:30 p.m. Free. NiteFall. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Free.
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. The Russell Fielder Quartet. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Soul Express. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Spectrum Jazz Night. Spectrum Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. 855-444-0201. spectrumcreativearts.org. Third Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. $10.
Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Lake Rd. Pultneyville. 315-589-4512. pultneyvillegrill.com. 6:30 p.m. Free.
[ REGGAE/JAM ] The Goods. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
8 Days A Week. McGraw’s
Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 3489091. mcgrawsirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free. BML w/Babayaga. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Call for info. Brass Taxi. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ PineappleJacks. 10 p.m. Call for info. Break of Reality. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $10-$40. Happy Hour: Alyssa Trahan. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Household Pest. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. nolasweb. com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Keaton, Offseason, Trophy Lungs. Montage Music Hall,
50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Mud Creek w/Shades of Grey. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 5 p.m. Free. Something Else. Vinyl Night Club, 291 Alexander St. 3257998. 10 p.m. 21+. $5. Spectra. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. 9 p.m. Call for info.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Brian Coughlin’s Songwriters in the Round ft. Fred Vine, Brian Williams, Taylor Buckley. Tango
Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 8 p.m. $9. Caliente. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177. com. 11 p.m. Free. Connie Deming. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Fiddler’s Wage CD Release Party w/Mike Zamaria. Lovin’
Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292.9940. lovincup.com. 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. Brewery Pub & Grill, 8 W. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 6247870. breweryatthefalls.com. 9 p.m. Free. Johnny and the MVPs. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 671-0816. flahertys.com. Call for info. Lil Anne & Hot Cayenne. Harmony House, 58 East Main St. Webster. 8 p.m. $12. Patrick Jaouen. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. The Willis Clan. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Reservations suggested. $20. [ BLUES ]
Amy Montrois. The Beale, 1930
Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. Dirty Bourbon Blues Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque. com. 10 p.m. Free.
Morning Chamber Music. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 11 a.m. Free. Rochester Women’s Community Chorus: “Yearning to Breathe Free”. St. Anne Church, 1600
Mt. Hope Ave. 7:30 p.m. $5-$10.
RPO/Rochester Oratorio Society: Beethoven’s Ninth. Kodak Hall
at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Thursday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m. $15-$92. [ COUNTRY ]
Double Cross. Nashvilles, 4853
W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Frank’s Rat Pack. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free.
Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m. Free.
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. Two for the Road. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 2326090. panevinoristorante.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. The White Hots. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Lake Rd. Pultneyville. 315589-4512. pultneyvillegrill.com. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. [ R&B ]
Shine. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke
Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m. $5. [ REGGAE/JAM ] Noble Vibes. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. 21+. $5. [ POP/ROCK ] Ahren Henby. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Blue Laserz, Cult Classic. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. Call for info.
EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS
Cherry Bomb. Nola’s Restaurant
& Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. nolasweb.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Cold Sweat. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free.
Dead Bitch w/Xeukatre, Intolerant, and Sassu Wunnu.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $5-$7.
Download w/The JJ Lang Band. Pineapple Jack’s,
485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ PineappleJacks. 9:30 p.m. 21+. Call for info. Kid Curry. Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 924-3232. fingerlakesracetrack.com. Call for info.
Sadie Hawkins Night ft. Fox 45, Angstea, and Cheetah Whores.
Monty’s Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 9 p.m. $3.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Boleros and Bachatas ft. Bontillo, Andy Fade. Flat Iron
Café, 561 State St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. 10 p.m. Call for info. Celtic Music Sundays. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille. com. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. The Grey Hollow Road. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 6970235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]
Cantata! A Bach Cantata Series. Lutheran Church of
the Reformation, 111 North Chestnut St. 454-3367. 3 p.m. Call for info. Compline. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. christchurchrochester.org. 9 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
RPO/Rochester Oratorio Society: Beethoven’s Ninth. Kodak Hall
at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Thursday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m. $15-$92. Women of Note. First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, 25 Church St. Pittsford. 5865688. pittsfordpres.org. 3 p.m. $5-$10. [ JAZZ ]
WORLD | PABLO ZIEGLER CLASSICAL TANGO QUARTET
It’s a new-fangled tango or, to put it more properly, Nuevo Tango, the infectious Argentinian musical style popularized by Astor Piazzolla. Pianist extraordinaire Pablo Ziegler worked with Piazzolla for over 10 years before starting his own Classical Tango Quartet. Ziegler has one Latin Grammy award under his belt and, in 2013, was nominated for two more. His current group specializes in a wonderful brand of classical/tango fusion with Hector Del Curto, bandoneon (concertina), Jisoo Oh, cello, and Pedro Girando, double bass. Pablo Ziegler Classical Tango Quartet performs Tuesday, January 21, 8 p.m. at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. $15. 274-1100. — BY RON NETSKY Zeppa Auditorium, German House, 315 Gregory St. 5636241. 7 p.m. $12-$15.
Lovin’ Cup Idol: Live Auditions. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. Call for info.
[ POP/ROCK ]
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21
Guitars at The Jar. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:15 p.m. $5-$9. Matinee Mayhem. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall. com. 2 p.m. $8-$10. Warehouse. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. 6:30 p.m. Call for info.
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Jim Lane. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 7 p.m. Free.
Rochester Guitar Club: Song Circle. Asbury First United
[ CLASSICAL ]
[ CLASSICAL ] Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8:45 a.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Mark Bader. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 5:30 p.m. Free. Michael McNeill Trio w/Ken Filiano, Phil Haynes. The Bop
Bill Slater. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. Call for info. Free. Trio East. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 7 p.m. $5-$8.
Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave. 2713354. bopshop.com. 8 p.m. $10. Smugtown Stompers. Glendoveers, 2328 Old Browncroft Blvd. 288-5870. glendoveers.com. 6:30 p.m. $12.
[ REGGAE/JAM ]
A Lot Like Birds w/Sianvar, The Venetia Fair, Forte, and Dreamers. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
PABLO ZIEGLER, PIANO; HECTOR DEL CURTO, BANDONEON JISOO OH, CELLO; PEDRO GIRAUDO, DOUBLE BASS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 Kilbourn Hall, 8PM, TICKETS $15
CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES ROSEMARY ELLIOTT, DIRECTOR
COMALA IN COLLABORATION WITH PUSH PHYSICAL THEATRE ALIA MUSICA, EASTMAN BROADBAND FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 Kilbourn Hall, 8PM, TICKETS $15
TRIOS BY HAYDN AND MOZART ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS; ELINOR FREER, FORTEPIANO NICHOLAS DIEUGENIO, VIOLIN ROSEMARY ELLIOTT, CELLO
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 Hatch Recital Hall, 11AM, FREE
Eastman Theatre Box Office 433 E. Main Street, Rochester (585) 454-2100 facebook.com/ConcertsAtEastman
[ BLUES ]
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
MLK Day Community Worship Celebration. Kodak Hall at
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8PM
BARBARA B. SMITH
WORLD MUSIC SERIES PABLO ZIEGLER CLASSICAL TANGO QUARTET
Teagan Ward. The Beale,
693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave. 271-1050.7 p.m. Tickle Your Inkus. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.
BREAK OF REALITY
World Music Series - Pablo Ziegler’s Classical Tango Quartet. Kilbourn Hall, 26
Gibbs St. esm.rochester.edu. 8 p.m. $15. [ JAZZ ]
Dave Chisholm Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Roses & Revolutions. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa. com. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
Little Vikings w/The Straw House Uncertainty, Eggs Benedict. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
[ POP/ROCK ]
The Buddhahood and Friends: January Thaw Concert 2014.
Ave. 7 p.m. $12-$17.
rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 15
Art digital video of a water ballet film by Busby Berkeley. Bodies become flowering abstractions, blooming and undulating forms slowly twirl and revolve. One scene resembles a chain of duplicating bacteria, snaking around each time it doubles its numbers. The watery, almost kaleidoscopic effect is ethereal and mysterious, slow flowing movements giving the sense of a sacred ritual. In “Lossless No. 3,” the keyframes — reference frames that define the starting and ending points of smooth transitions — from a digital version of John Ford’s 1956 Western “The Searchers” have been removed, resulting in a fluid movement, “unanchored from the original photographic print,” per provided information. Horseback riders slide along the landscape, trailing pixilated fragments of themselves, as if leaving traces of their presence on the scene. A man turns his head and his lips run along his face as if smeared with make-up, blocky clouds slide across the sky, and splashy cubes are kicked up when the riders cross a river.
“Lossless No. 1,” part of the film and video installation by Rebecca Baron and Douglas Goodwin currently on view at George Eastman House. PHOTO PROVIDED
Signals from between “Lossless” THROUGH FEBRUARY 23 GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE, 900 EAST AVE. 371-3361, EASTMANHOUSE.ORG TUESDAY-SATURDAY 10 A.M.-5 P.M., SUNDAY 11 A.M.-5 P.M.| $5-$12 [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Limited as we are, humans will forever grasp at some intangible and possibly nonexistent mode of perfection — a perfect experience, or perfect conveyance of action, of story, and of meaning. As we use technology to hook and drag ourselves forward in time, it provides enhanced tools for interpreting and conveying our experiences. But sometimes, as technology becomes more widely available, sacrifices in quality are made in order to spare expense. In “Lossless,” an installation of experimental film and digital works by filmmakers Rebecca Baron and Douglas Goodwin, acquired in 2011 by George Eastman House and currently on display in the museum’s Entrance Gallery, the unconsidered space between 16 CITY JANUARY 15-21, 2014
technological touchstones is explored through bits of visual fascination. As we continue our unending correction of our tools, we seldom linger to consider the transitional spaces between what we used before and our bright current manner of interpreting our time here. There is more information floating around in energetic wavelengths than we have the ability to focus on or take in, and though our recording devices may act as extensions of our senses, only a limited output of information can be experienced in the present, digital format. Baron and Goodwin point out that everything is organic and temporal. While may believe each new media pushes us further toward an immortal record of art, their work underscores that when we transfer data to a new mass-produced and ultimately fragile state, some of it is lost, compressed, distorted. In this exhibit, the artists dwell in the playground territory between states, invisible to and disregarded by most. In “Lossless No. 1,” Baron and Goodwin
attempt to visualize the difference between
film and digital video by isolating a particularly powerful sequence of 48 frames from “The Wizard of Oz,” scanned from a 35mm film print, but also extracted from a DVD release of the film. The artists then digitally subtracted the DVD frames from the scanned film frames, leaving an image that reveals the difference between the analog and digital formats. The result is 31 seconds of Dorothy’s ruby slippers clicking together, over and over, the shoes, her legs, and her dress a shimmering beacon, an immortal moment of intense wishing. “Lossless No. 2” is three minutes of heavily compressed digital video, from Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s 1943 film “Meshes of the Afternoon.” Haunting scenes flow together as if a surreal painting has come to life. The dreamlike movement of a woman’s arm unzips the scene to reveal her face and bust, and a loaf of bread becomes a tunnel that a figure walks through, all to buzzing, beeping, jarring segments from Teiji Ito’s 1959 soundtrack, edited by Baron and Goodwin. Compression lends a similar effect on “Lossless No. 5,” which is a three-minute
Perhaps the most abstracted result of Baron and Goodwin’s toying with digital media is “Lossless No. 4,” derived from Ernie Gehr’s 1970 “Serene Velocity.” The picture has been removed, leaving only the vectors that describe apparent movement within the frame. Here, a black void is filled with a grid of white dots from which white lines are anchored and shift about hypnotically. This is the digital medium, stripped down to its skeleton and exposing the formal qualities of the film. It is much like encountering not a foreign language, but an inhuman language; a language meant for machines, though created by humans. Essentially, Baron and Goodwin create shifting pop-art portraits of the white noise of our electronic experiences. They succeed in pointing out to us what has become commonplace, yet unrecognizable as interesting phenomena to consumers, just as Andy Warhol recorded and distorted the logo- and icon-riddled banality that had spread like rot over an America drunk and lulled by the war teat. This work smartly reflects the mesmerizing dance and confounding role that media performs for us. The nature of everything is to pass away; the nature of humans is to resist that. We may never find the trick or solution to this great dilemma, but we continue to pursue it in stops and starts, like that pair of ruby heels, clicking away wishes the dark.
LECTURE | RESHAPING ROCHESTER: “WALKABLE CITY”
On Tuesday, January 21, Rochester Regional Community Design Center is kicking off the 2014 edition of its annual “Reshaping Rochester” lecture series with a talk by Jeff Speck, a city planner and architect. Speck is the author of “The Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time,” which will be the topic of his 7 p.m. talk at First Universalist Church or Rochester (150 S. Clinton Ave.). Tickets are $15 and available by visiting rrcdc.org/ reshapingrochester.html, where you can learn about the following lectures in the series. Speck will also offer a public workshop on creating walkable communities the following morning, Wednesday, January 22, 8-10 a.m., at the Gleason Auditorium at the Rochester Central Library (115 South Ave.). The workshop is free, but registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. For more information on Speck’s work, you can visit his website at jeffspeck.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. “Boys vs Girls 2” Through Feb 8. Held at 1975 Gallery (89 Charlotte St.) and The Yards (5052 Public Market). Reception Jan 18, 6-10 p.m. 1975ish.com, attheyards.com. 1975ish.com. ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Rd. “Richard Quataert: The Arresting Image.” Through Apr 20. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. Reception Jan 19, 1-4 p.m. 2887170. artisanworks.net. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. “Shaman-isms: New Ceramic Sculpture by Bill Stewart.” Through Feb 22. Reception Jan 18, 5-8 p.m. 2326030 x23. axomgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Through Mar 16 in Grand Gallery: “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Contemporary Japanese Printmakers.” Lockhart Gallery through Mar 16: “New Beginnings: Japanese Prints of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.” Also Lucy Burne Gallery through Feb 19: “Portraits, Patterns, & Projects: Adult Student Show.” Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. Nazareth College Colacino Gallery, 4245 East Ave. “This Heirloom.” A multi-media exhibition of film-inspired collages by Mara Ahmed. Through Feb 7. Wed-Sun noon-5 p.m. Artist’s reception Jan 24 5:30-7:30 p.m., artist’s talk Jan 24 at 6.30 p.m. 389-5073. naz. edu/art/colacino-art-gallery. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. “AC/DC/CC: An Art Collection by David Cowles, Clayton Cowles, Alison Cowles.” Reception Jan 18, 4-7 p.m. Live music by 5Head. 244-1210. recordarchive.com.
[ CONTINUING ] Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N. Goodman St. Four Artists. Through Jan 29. Jeanne Raffer Beck, William Keyser, Laura Wilder, and Shamira Nicolas. 473-4000. artsrochester.org. A.R.T.S. Gallery, 321 East Ave. “The Good Shepherd” Original watercolors and prints by Joyce Morgan, 90 year old great- grandmother and former missionary. Through Jan 31. 729-9916. AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, Wilson Blvd. “(En)Gendered: Works and Words: Dialogues in Intersectionality.” Through Jan 31. Reception Jan 17, time TBA. sageartcenter.com/asisgallery/. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. Macedon. “Paint, Pastels and Photographs.” Through Feb 28. Work by Mark Smith, Sid Lorraine, and John Cieslinski. Reception Jan 17, 6 p.m. 474-4116. books_ email@example.com. Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. “Stillness & Dance.” Through Feb 28. 275-3571. facebook.com/ BridgeArtGallery.URMC. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. The Lobby Presents: Topher Martin. Through Feb 5. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. lobbydigital.com. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Visual Discourse.” Through Mar 31. Photographs by Community Darkroom Photographers. Mon 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri 12-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920. geneseearts.org. Creative Wellness Coalition Gallery, 320 N Goodman St, Suite 201. “Painting Big” Group Show. 325-3145 x144. mharochester.org.
Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands. Through May 4. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 3746160. rmsc.org. The Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Transient Walls Art Show by Gianna Stewart. Through Feb 16. Open daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Reception Jan 9, 4-6 p.m. 546-8439 x3102. Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Hand to Hand.” Through Jan 31. MonWed 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat Noon-5 p.m. 244-1730. geneseearts.org. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. Tracie Doerner. Through Feb 28. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. friendlyhome.org. Fuego Coffee Roasters, 167 Liberty Pole Way. Images From the New Nature. Drawings, paintings, and sculpture by Robert Frank Abplanalp. 315-244-2415. firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. The Art of Deception. Dec 20-Jan 31. Closing reception Jan 31, 7-9:30 p.m. 256-3312. galleryr99@gmail. com. galleryr.cias.rit.edu. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “Lossless.” Through Feb 16. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. “Deconstructing Scapes” by Zahra Nazari. Through Jan 19. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. blogs.rochester. edu/hartnett. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. “The Magic of Light.” Through Jan 26. Tues-Sat 12-6 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. 4821976. email@example.com. imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “Fluid Motion.” On view: “Reverence,” among the original oil on canvas by British artist Paul Bennett. Through Jan 31. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. internationalartacquisitions. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. “See Us Now...Greater Rochester’s Asian-American Community” Exhibition. Through Jan 27. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 208-8614. firstname.lastname@example.org. cityofrochester.gov. Lower Link Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Ave. Art of the Book. Artist Books and Altered Books. 428-8053. libraryweb.org/ artofthebook. Main Street Arts, 20 W Main St., Clifton Springs. “Being Human” Group Show. Through Feb 28. 315-462-0210. mstreetarts@ gmail.com. mainstreetartsgallery. com. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. Art Crescendo: Mill Gallery 2013 Members Exhibition. Through Feb 15. Monday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tue 2-5 p.m., Wed 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. millartcenter.com. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Place. Albert Paley on Park Avenue. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. Watson Art Show? This!. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A collection of drawings, prints, & collages by Watson, a Rochester illustrator. 232-7340.
Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. “Winter Reflections.” Through Jan 31. Sun-Mon 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue-Wed 8 a.m.-10 p.m., ThuSat 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Altered States of Rochester: A Neo-colorist series of paintings by Darren Thomas Brennessel. recordarchive.com. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. “Interactions of Time and Substance,” Landscape Paintings by Leigh Yardley. Through Feb 28. Mon & Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Receptions Jan 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m., and Jan 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 343-0055 x6490. genesee.edu/campuslife/ arts/gallery/. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. “Nurturing Inquiry.” Rare Books and Special Collections Department. Through Feb 28. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 275-4477. rochester.edu. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N Goodman St. Featuring artwork by local artists. Open First Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Second Saturdays, 12-4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m. 732-0036. shoefactoryarts.com. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. Lana Pejovic’s New Work. Through Jan 31. Tue & Thu 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Wed & Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 4614447. spectrumgalleryroc.com. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. Bruce Bozman: Island Color. 271-2630. shoefactoryarts@gmail. com. starrynitescafe.com. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. “A Journey in Search of Beauty and Understanding” works by Francis Coleman. Through Feb 17. MonFri 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Reception Feb 10, 5:30 p.m. 271-9070. rochesterunitarian.org/ music_arts_gallery.html. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Alumni Biennial Exhibition: The Art, Music, and Poetry of Rand Darrow. 785-1369. flcc.edu.
Art Events [ SUN., JANUARY 19 ] Exhibition Tour: “Redefining the Multiple.” 1, 2 & 3 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Included in gallery admission: $5$12. 276-8900. mag.rochester. edu. [ TUE., JANUARY 21 ] New York Figure Study Guild Spotlight: TeeJay Dill. 6:30 p.m. Steve Carpenter Gallery & Art Center, 175 Anderson Ave Free. 264-9036. my.art.n.soul@gmail. com. nyfigurestudyguild.com.
Comedy [ THU., JANUARY 16 ] Rachel Feinstein. Jan. 16-18. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12. 6719080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., JANUARY 17 ] Dan Kulp, Comedian, Storyteller. 7:30-9:15 p.m. 1180 Canandaigua St. (Rte. 21 Palmyra town hall). Also, the “In Your face” players will do a unique mixture of poetry & song. Nonperishable food/toiletry donation(s) appreciated. Mature Audiences
FESTIVAL | MENDON PONDS PARK WINTERFEST
Just in time for our midwinter bout of wicked cabin fever, the 19th Annual Mendon Ponds Park Winterfest is here to rescue you from the doldrums and draw you out for fresh air and festivities. On Sunday, January 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., head to Mendon Ponds Park (enter from either Route 65/Clover Street or Pittsford-Mendon Center Road) for a family-friendly day that will take place regardless of weather conditions. Most events are free and don’t depend upon snow cover, and many of the demos and displays are located inside heated lodges. Winterfest features horse and wagon rides, free cross-country ski lessons and tours, snowshoeing, crafts, demonstrations by outdoor retailers and clubs, snowshoe and sled-dog races, clowns and face painting, and an appearance by the Wegmans ZooMobile. The Finger Lakes Woodsman’s team will offer power- and hand-saw demonstrations. Purchase refreshments at the Nature Center, Stewart Lodge, and East Lodge. Most venues are handicapped accessible. Individual visitor programs are available at each lodge. For more information, call the Monroe County Park’s Information Line 753-7275, or visit mendonpondswinterfest.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY only: Ages 12+ Free admission. register 315-597-3553. impactdrama.com. [ SAT., JANUARY 18 ] Nuts and Bolts Comedy Improv Seasonal Affective Disorder Extravaganz. 8 p.m. RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St $10. 325-3366. [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] Battle for the Belt 2. 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue Free (585( 3286000. jokefactorycomedyclub. com.
Dance Events [ THU., JANUARY 16 ] In Studio Event. 6:30 p.m. Rochester City Ballet Studios, 1326 University Ave, Sneak peek performance for our upcoming show, “Ballet: RCB Style” $10, register. 461-5850. kfassler@rochestercityballet. com. Live Music & Dancing at the Thursday Night Swing-In. 8-10:30 p.m. St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave. $8, $6 students. 721-8684. email@example.com. [ FRI., JANUARY 17 ] Old School vs New School Battle: Swing Dance. 7 p.m. Harro East Ballroom, 155 N. Chestnut St. Free beginner swing dance lesson 7-8 p.m. Dancing 8-11 p.m. with a special contest $6. 845-706-2621. firstname.lastname@example.org. groovejuiceswing.com.
[ SAT., JANUARY 18 ] Li’l Anne & Hot Cayenne. Jan. 18. Harmony House, 58 East Main St . Webster 7:15 p.m. Zydeco dance lesson by Donna Fraser & Michael Dupre. 8-11 p.m. show time!. $12 727-4119. rochesterzydeco.com. Winter Salasa, Bachata, Kizomba Intensive. noon. Rhythm Society Urban Wellness Studios, 90 Bittner St. Workshops all day beginning at noon and all night dance party beginning at 10 p.m $5-$40 770-8572. rhythm-society.org. [ TUE., JANUARY 21 ] Stardust Open Ballroom Dance Series. 7:30 p.m. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St Big Band era live music $3 admission 4286755. cityofrochester.gov/ ballroomdanceseries.
Festivals [ SUN., JANUARY 19 ] Mendon Ponds Winterfest. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mendon Ponds Park, Douglas Rd., Mendon. Free. 753-7275. mendonpondswinterfest.org.
Kids Events [ WED., JANUARY 15 ] MLK Day at Teen Central. 4 p.m. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. Free. 428-8451. email@example.com. continues on page 18
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That’s about all I can tell you about “Last
Nick Erkelens and David Mason in Geva Theatre Center’s “Last Gas.” PHOTO BY KEN HUTH
Paradis regained “Last Gas” THROUGH FEBRUARY 2 GEVA THEATRE CENTER, 75 WOODBURY BLVD. TICKETS START AT $25 | 232-4382, GEVATHEATRE.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND
“Last Gas,” which opened last week at Geva, is a play about lost chances and last chances, bad choices and no choices. Geva is calling it a “romantic comedy,” which is not really true, even though it is very funny and there’s definitely romance in it. If this a romantic comedy, then so is Chekhov. Although instead of wanting to go to Moscow, the characters in “Last Gas” want to go to a Red Sox game, and generally end up going nowhere at all. The play is the work of John Cariani, whose “Almost, Maine” was produced at Geva several years ago and has been produced practically everywhere else since. Cariani’s specialty is describing life in the area he grew up in, and an area I’d guess few playwrights have explored — Aroostook County, in the northernmost part of Maine. A hundred miles past the end of the interstate, surrounded by Canada, it’s a place that is cold all the time and where people live on farms or in townships that don’t even have 18 CITY JANUARY 15-21, 2014
names. It’s an area where the natives are suspicious of folks “from away” and, as one character puts it, the potatoes and broccoli travel further than the people. It has its beauties, but it’s still a place most people want to leave. In the first scene we meet several people who haven’t left Township 15, Range 8, including Nat Paradis (David Mason), who runs Paradis’ Last Convenient Store; in his 30s, he is unmarried, still lives above the store with his father (John Pribyl), and is a very unhappy man. Nat is prodded to get out and start dating again by his father — a randy old rip who likes them “young and Canadian” — and has vexed relationships with his 16-year-old son (Nick Erkelens); the boy’s mother, whom Nat never married (Gabra Zackman); and his best friend, Guy (Aaron Munoz). Guy has just bought Nat a ticket to a Red Sox-Yankees game in Boston as a birthday gift, a generous gesture that sets off the action in the play. Nat also has to deal with Lurene Legassey (Brenda Withers), a township native who moved to New York City and has returned briefly for her mother’s funeral and burial. “Lu” has hopes of rekindling a high-school romance with Nat and he responds enthusiastically at first, but things don’t work out as either character hoped.
Gas.” It gradually develops that Nat’s life has been paralyzed by a secret, and Geva has asked reviewers not to give it away. I will respect that. I’ll just say that Nat’s secret is indeed the kind that could cause all hell to break loose in an unhappy family, as indeed happens in Act 2. After the secret is revealed, Nat finally makes a move to escape his emotional prison and start a new life. The ending leaves his success somewhat in doubt, but being an optimist, I choose to believe that Nat makes it out. I think Cariani does, too. Cariani is an actor (he was nominated for a Tony for the recent Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof ”) and he treats actors well in “Last Gas.” All the parts are juicy and the characters differentiated nicely in the dialogue. Cariani is able to write sarcastic but plain-spoken patter that still sounds like real people talking, and not like “Down East” caricature. And he does give his play a very specific sense of place, detailed and a bit claustrophobic — a place where there isn’t much to do and all the time in the world not to do it in. “Last Gas” doesn’t strike me as a firstrate play — maybe it is a bit too long and the pace a bit too leisurely, or maybe the sudden revelations and confrontations near the end are a bit too sudden. But it is a warm and genuinely moving evening, has a character of its own, and it is very well presented at Geva. The entire cast is expertly molded into a real ensemble by director Skip Greer. As Nat, a little boy lost with a scruffy beard, David Mason makes inarticulateness and hesitation both funny and heartrending. One look at the pain in this character’s eyes is enough to tell you this is not going to be a typical “romantic comedy.” The set, by Robert Koharchik, deserves a paragraph to itself. It’s a two-story structure that completely fills the Geva stage. The first level is a remarkably detailed rendering of every little rural convenience store you’ve ever been in, the kind that has the antifreeze next to the Cheerios; the second floor shows the Paradis’ apartment, which seems stuck in the late 70’s, like its inhabitants. Huge as the whole thing is, it doesn’t overwhelm the play, but complements it.
[ FRI., JANUARY 17 ] Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Jan. 17-18, 7 p.m. Presented by East Rochester grades 6-8. East Rochester School District, 200 Woodbine Ave., ER $5. 248-6389. [ SAT., JANUARY 18 ] “DiNo-Light.” 2 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Corbian Visual Arts and Dance in Collaboration with Lightwire Theatre. Preperformance glow-in-the-dark crafts at 1 p.m $17-$20 3892170. artscenter.naz.edu. Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Weekend: The Food that Makes Us. Jan. 18-20, 12-4 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Included in museum admission $11-$13, free to kids under 2 and members. 271-1880. rmsc.org. Winnie-the-Pooh Day: The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh. 10:30 a.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free. 784-5300. brightonlibrary. org. [ SUN., JANUARY 19 ] Passport to Music: Mid-Winter Open House for Families. 2-4 p.m. Hochstein School of Music & Dance, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. 4544596. frontOffice@hochstein.org. hochstein.org. [ MON., JANUARY 20 ] Celebrate Diversity. 11 a.m.4 p.m. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Included in museum admission $11-$13, free to kids under 2 and members 2632700. museumofplay.org. [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure. Jan. 22-26. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square Through Jan 26. Wed Jan 22-Fri 7 p.m., Sat 11 a.m., 3 p.m., & 7 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. & 5 p.m Tickets start at $20 800745-3000. ticketmaster.com. Special Guests from Disney on Ice. 10 a.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org.
Lectures [ WED., JANUARY 15 ] Cycling Around the World with Michael Fahey. 7 p.m. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. Free, register. 336-6060. mcgrawbr@ libraryweb.org. Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave. cityofrochester.gov/ winteradventures. The Icarus Sessions. Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Hanlon-Fiske Studios, 34 Elton St. Free. 705-6581. [ SAT., JANUARY 18 ] Room to Breathe. 10:30 a.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Joani Hardy of Penfield, a professional organizer and clutter coach. Free, register 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. [ SUN., JANUARY 19 ] Cuba Travelogue. 2:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985
Baird Rd. Free, register. 3408720. penfieldlibrary.org. Opera Talks: Beat the Blahs: The Haskell Rosenberg Memorial Series. 1 p.m Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. Jan 19: Guiseppe Verdi, Un Giorno Di Regno, with Art Axelrod. 334-2323. Agneta. Bor firstname.lastname@example.org. operaguildofrochester.org. Rochester Area Vegetarian Society January 2014 Meeting. Jan. 19. Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. 5:30 p.m. vegan potluck, 7:30 p.m. program: “Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger?” by Sherry Colb, J.D $3, free to members 621-8794. rochesterveg.org. [ MON., JANUARY 20 ] Opera Lecture & Listening Series. 7 p.m Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Jan 20: The Tenor Voice in French Opera, presented by Peter Dundas. Jan Free. 784-5300. brightonlibrary. org. Reverend Marvin A McMickle: “One World, One People: The Dream Pursued.” 7 p.m. The Church of the Assumption, 20 East Ave., Fairport Free. 3880040. assumptionfairport.org. [ TUE., JANUARY 21 ] “Advances in Cardiac Surgery.” 7:15 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. George Hicks, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery & Professor of Surgery, URMC mendedheartsrochester.org. Frederick Ferris Thompson’s Diaries: The Interpretation of a Primary Source.” 7 p.m. Fairport Library, 1 Village Landing Lecture on former owner of Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens Register 223-9091. perintonhistoricalsociety.org. Reshaping Rochester Series “Walkable City.” 7 p.m. First Universalist Church of Rochester, 150 Clinton Ave S. Jeff Speck’s free public workshop will take place on Wed Jan 22, 8-10 a.m. and Central Library (115 South Ave.) $10-$15 271-0520. email@example.com. Rochester Academy of Science Mineral lecture. 7 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave Door prizes and refreshments. Topic: “Granite: A record of Northern Appalachian Tectonic History” with Dr. Gary Solar, Chairman of Earth Sciences at Buffalo State University Free 2885683. rasny.org. Tuesday Topics: “Emergence of Women in Government” with Carrie Andews. 12:12-12:52 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Free. 428-8325. libraryweb.org. [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] A Catholic Man in Today’s Church. 7 p.m. The Sisters of Saint Joseph, 150 French Rd. Free, register 641-8184. “Driving a New National Skills Policy: Why Local Partnerships Like FAME Make a Difference.” 3:30-6:30 p.m. Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd Keynote by Andy Van Kleunen. Registration is required but the fee is waived for educators at the online site: www.nyfame.org FLCCconnects. com. Especially for Educators: “Printmaking in Your Classroom” with Elizabeth King Durand. 4:307 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500
THEATER | “ELVIS LIVES LIVE”
Get your sequined jumpsuits ready and prepare a platter of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, because Elvis has re-entered the building. A slightly belated birthday tribute concert for The King will be held at RAPA’s East End Theatre (727 E. Main St.) on Thursday and Friday, January 16-17, at 7:30 p.m. each night. “Elvis Lives Live” will give Elvis fans the opportunity to experience an intimate show with his glittering highness — well, with Patrick Johnson, one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the United States, who was also the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Lady Luck Music contest in Montreal, Canada. Tickets are $25, and are available at RAPA’S East End Theatre Box Office at 325-3366, online at grrctheatre.org, or at any area Wegmans. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY University Ave. Free, register 2768971. mag.rochester.edu. Rochester Permaculture Center Director Patty Love speaks on “Lots of Food.” 7 p.m. School Without Walls, 480 Broadway “Lots of Food” plants free food in urban neighborhoods, right where there are hungry people. Using ecological gardening and permaculture practices, diverse, perennial food forests are grown in small urban spaces, educating and empowering neighborhood residents to eat well and to grow their own food 546-6732. lotsoffood.org. Science on the Edge Lecture Series. 7:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Jan 22: Wayne Knox: “Noninvasive Vision Correction” Feb 5: Gregory Skomal: “’JAWS’ Revisited: New Insights into the Ecology of the White Shark in the North Atlantic” Feb 19: Robert Sullivan: “Recent Activities and Discoveries of the Mars Rovers Opportunity and Curiosity” Apr 16: Sara Brenner: “Nanotechnology Landscape: Health, Safety, and Nanomedicine Applications” $7$14 each lecture, $20-$35 for the series 697-1942. rmsc.org.
Literary Events [ WED., JANUARY 15 ] Book Discussion: “How it All Began” by Penelope Lively. Through Jan. 15. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Tue 1:30-3 p.m., Wed 7-8:30 p.m 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. [ THU., JANUARY 16 ] Friends of the Greece Public Library Book Sale. Jan. 16-20. New State Street wing of the Mall at Greece Ridge Center (Near Bed Bath and Beyond). Thu-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (50% off), Mon 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ($3 per bag) 225-8951.
Poems for Lunch. noon. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Free. 428-8375. carol.moldt@ libraryweb.org. libraryweb.org. Pure Kona Open Mic Poetry Series. 7-10 p.m. The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. ourcoffeeconnection.org. [ SUN., JANUARY 19 ] Book Signing: “What the Dog Said and Other Adventures in Everyday Life” by Joanne Brokaw. 2-4 p.m. Mostly Clay, 7 Schoen Place, Pittsford 381-9990. joannebrokaw.com/. [ MON., JANUARY 20 ] The Sun Magazine Discussion Group. Third Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 6372260. liftbridgebooks.com. [ TUE., JANUARY 21 ] Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. Readers Theater: “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” 6:30 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. books_etc@ yahoo.com.
Museum Exhibit [ FRI., JANUARY 17 ] Math Midway. Jan. 17-March 17. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Through Mar 17 Included in museum admission $11-$13, free to kids under 2 and members 2711880. rmsc.org.
Recreation [ WED., JANUARY 15 ] Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. WedFri 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m Suggested continues on page 20 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19
FILM | LOU REED DOUBLE FEATURE
KIDS | “DINO-LIGHT!”
THEATER | “OFF BROADWAY: A MUSICAL REVUE”
Lakeshore Records’ Alternative Music Film Series continues this week with a double feature to honor rock legend Lou Reed, who died in late 2013. On Friday, January 17, the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave.) will host a screening of “The Making of ‘Transformer,’” and bonus retrospective “Lou Reed Remembered.”
On Saturday, January 18, Nazareth College Arts Center (4245 East Ave.) will present “DiNO-LIGHT,” a glow-in-thedark dinosaur adventure program by Corbian Visual Arts and Dance in collaboration with Lightwire Theater (which made it to the 2012 semi-finals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”). The show features electroluminescent “lizards” and other “creatures” wordlessly tell a heartwarming story through dance.
It’s dreary and dark, and the spring serenade of birdsong is a ways off. So take to the theater this weekend for a midwinter dose of cheerful tunes. Charity-driven theater group Stageworks will present “Off Broadway: A Musical Revue,” this week. Featuring a cast of 12 performers from throughout the area, the show contains fully staged numbers from a variety of hit Off-Broadway musicals, including favorites from “RENT,” “Godspell,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Spring Awakening,” “Hair,” “Altar Boyz,” “Urinetown,” “Zanna Don’t!,” “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and more.
In “The Making of ‘Transformer,’” Reed reminisces about how the album came together, and collaborating musicians such as Herbie Flowers and David Bowie make appearances. “Lou Reed Remembered” brings together Reed’s friends, fellow musicians, critics, and those influenced by his musical and contrarian style to discuss how Reed helped to shape a generation and create an alternative, independent rock scene. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with cocktails in the Gallery Atrium, and the screening will commence at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are $10 at the door (cash only). Seating is limited to 290, so arrive early. For more information, call Lakeshore Record Exchange at 2448476, visit alternativemusic.com/film, or call the MAG Events Office, at 276-8950 or email at events@mag. rochester.edu. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Recreation donations of 3$ per person, 10$ per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Ice Skating. Through March 31. Genesee Valley Sports Complex, 131 Elmwood Ave. The rink season will run through March 2014 (closing date TBA). Open skate schedule: Sun 2:30-3:45 p.m., Mon-Fri noon-1:15 p.m., Fri (16+) 10-11:15 p.m., Sat 5-6:15 p.m. Adult skate TueThu 10:30-11:45 a.m $2-$7.50 428-7889. cityofrochester.gov/ gvpsc/ Through March 15. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. Ice rink at 353 Court St. Visit site for complete list of open skate schedules 428-7541. cityofrochester.gov/mlkmp. Senior Snowshoe Sojourn. 9:3010:30 a.m. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Easy pace $3, $10 per family. 3746160. rmsc.org. [ THU., JANUARY 16 ] Cross Country Skiing. 4 p.m. Mendon Ponds Park, Douglas Rd. Mendon 624-1446. huggersskiclub.org. Moonlight Snowshoe. 7 p.m. Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave Just for adults! A peaceful staff led snowshoe walk on the trails on the night of the full moon. Basic instruction, guided walk & refreshments will be provided. Weather permitting $5-$7 336-3035. [ FRI., JANUARY 17 ] Ski Relay Fundraiser. 4-9 p.m. Bristol Mountain Resort, 5662 New York 64 Registration
starts at 3 p.m 374-6000. oasisadaptivesports.com. [ SAT., JANUARY 18 ] Beginner Birder Trip: Irondequoit Bay, Lakeshore, Genesee River Outlet. 8:30 a.m. Meet at Irondequoit Bay outlet Free. 3604537. rochesterbirding.com. Cross Country Skiing. 1 p.m. Harriet Hollister Spencer Park 359-0968. huggersskiclub.org. Family Fun in the Winter Woods. Third Saturday, Sunday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. $3, $10 per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Wilderness Hike. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Vigorous pace $3, $10 per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Winter Tours of Mount Hope Cemetery. 1 p.m. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue $5, free to FOMH members and children under age 16 461-3494. fomh.org. [ SUN., JANUARY 19 ] Cross Country Skiing. 11 a.m. Webster Park, Holt Rd. at Lake Rd. 723-6404. huggersskiclub. org. GVHC Event. 1 p.m. Lehigh Crossing Park, Rte. 251. Strenuous 5-6 mile hike Free 455-1932. gvhchikes.org. Rochester Birding Trip: Lakeshore Plains West. 9 a.m. Meet at Braddock Bay State Park on E. Manitou Rd. in Greece Free. 5032534. rochesterbirding.com.
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“DiNO-LIGHT” tells the story of a famous scientist with magical powers who creates a wild and primitive dinosaur in his workshop. The two become separated, and DiNO meets many creatures and discovers the true meaning of love. Atmospheric music and a troupe of dancers/puppeteers covered in lightwire bring the creatures to life on a darkened stage. The 60-minute event will take place at 2 p.m. in the Callahan Theater at Nazareth, and is recommended for children ages 7 and up. Tickets cost $17-$20. The show will be followed by a brief Q&A session with the performers, and ticket holders may also participate in a pre-performance glow-in-the-dark craft activity at 1 p.m. The preperformance activity is free, but pre-registration through the box office is required. Call 389-2170 or visit artscenter.naz. edu for more info or to register. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] Snow Cheap Trail Races. Every other Wednesday Cobbs Hill Park, 100 Norris Drive 6:45 p.m. registration, 7:15 p.m. race start $12 single race, $50 for all races, register cityofrochester. gov/winteradventures.
Special Events [ WED., JANUARY 15 ] 2014 Greater Rochester Career Conference & Job Fair. 9 a.m. Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd Networking, workshops. Auxillary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. ASL interpreters will be available. 11a.m.-2 p.m Free, register jobfair2014.eventbrite.com. Color Brighton Green Film: “Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?” 6:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free. 7845300. brightonlibrary.org. Empire State College: Networking in the Neighbhorhood of the Arts. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gate House Café, 274 N. Goodman St. Wine tasting and networking event 224-3271. esc.edu/ alumnievents. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com. Henrietta Garden Club. 6:45 p.m. Rivers Run, 50 Fairwood
Dr. Join us for a free trial month. Jan 15 meeting will feature Wayside’s Vicki Hakes for “Who is Herb and Why Do I Want to Know Him?” basics of growing, harvesting, and using herbs. Free. 585-889-1547. firstname.lastname@example.org. henriettagardenclub.org. Open House. 9 a.m. Allendale Columbia School, 519 Allens Creek Rd. Nursury-grade 12 Free. 641-5344. info@ allendalecolumbia.org. allendalecolumbia.org. ReCraft the Holidays EcoBazaar, Swap & Sustainable Saturday. Ongoing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rochester Greenovation, 1199 East Main St. Free admission. 288-7564. events@ rochestergreen.com. [ THU., JANUARY 16 ] 2014 Stand Against Racism Initiative. 7:30-9 a.m. Rochester Business Alliance, 150 State St RSVP. 368-2260. dmancuso@ ywcarochester.org. A-List Fashion & Beauty Soiree. 4 p.m. Allora Salon & Spa, 49 West Main St. For service menu, details and tickets call Allora at (585) 869-9010 or visit www. rochesteralist.com. 746-2576. Arts Leadership Program Special Event Break of Reality: 10 Years and Running. 10 a.m. Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St Ciminelli Formal Lounge. 2741000. esm.rocheser.edu. Green Drinks. 6-8 p.m. Staach, 250 Cumberland St. Free,
“Off Broadway” will be performed Friday and Saturday, January 17-18, at 7:30 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church (111 N. Chestnut St.). Tickets are $12, and $9 for students and seniors, and available at the door or in advance at showtix4u.com. Proceeds from Stageworks’ 2013-14 season will benefit National Alliance on Mental Illness Rochester (nami.org). For more information, visit stageworksroc.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY register. 570-220-3259. email@example.com. ceinfo.org. [ FRI., JANUARY 17 ] Alternative Music Film Festival. 7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. “Lou Reed: Transformer” $10 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Film: “Soundtrack for a Revolution.” 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. $5, register. thebaobab.org. Friday Happy Hour!. 5-7 p.m. Veritas Wine Bar, 217 Alexander St. 2-for-1 on wines by-the-glass and beers by-the-bottle!. 2622336. veritaswinebar.com. Speakeasy Fundraiser. 6-9 p.m. Belhurst Castle, 4069 New York 14, Geneva. $75, register. 315-789-5151. genevahistoricalsociety.com. [ SAT., JANUARY 18 ] East Side Winter Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Indoors at 2555 Baird Rd., Penfield. Dec 1, 10 a.m. Soap-making basics (rsvp). Dec 15 Breakfast with Santa, 9-11:30 a.m. ($7-$12) eastside. firstname.lastname@example.org. In Person: Directors Daniel Miller and Seth Kramer. 8 p.m. Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave Miller and Kramer will present their documentary “Évocatuer: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie” $6-$8. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester Annual Gala. 7 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. $150, register 461-2000 x1210. jccrochester. org. [ SUN., JANUARY 19 ] Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market. 1 p.m Brookside Community Center, 220
Idlewood Rd. 269-8918. info@ brightonfarmersmarket.org. brightonfarmersmarket.org. Penfield Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.1 p.m. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd . Penfield 377-1982 x224. grossmans.com. [ MON., JANUARY 20 ] Blackstorytelling League of Rochester. 10:30 a.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Thinkin’ & Drinkin’: The Bug Jar’s Trivia Night. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 21+. Doors at 7:30 p.m Free. bugjar.com. [ TUE., JANUARY 21 ] Relay for Life of Greece Annual Kick-Off Event. 6-7:30 p.m. Fundraiser for The American Cancer Society. Red Fedele’s Brook House, 920 Elmridge Center Dr facebook.com/ RelayforLifeofGreece. Tuesday Taco Trivia. 9-11 p.m. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] Mark Siwiec Team First-Time Homebuyers Seminar & Cocktail Party. 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP. email@example.com. Roe v Wade at 41: The Debate Continues. 7 p.m. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. With Zenaida Mendez, President of NOW New York State. Free. 512-8801. info@ rochesternow.org.
Sports [ WED., JANUARY 15 ] 1st Deaf International Short Course Swimming
Championship at RIT. Through Jan. 18. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Tickets are $20/day and proceeds benefit the RIT Swim Team 329-9485. dsmatchett@ gmail.com.
be submitted betwen Jan 17 and Jan 31. wab.org, gevatheatre.org.
[ WED., JANUARY 22 ] Rochester Latino Theatre Company. Jan. 22-23, 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. 7307034. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochesterbrainery.com.
“Black Coffee; the Poet’s Cafe.” MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Thu 8 p.m. full reading with artist talk back with Reenah L. Golden. Sat 2 p.m. workshopping the music transitions and dance “story” to be incorporated into the play with artist talk back. Pay what you can. muccc.org. Edna St Vincent Millay’s “The Murder of Lidice.” MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave John W. Borek Presents will be doing a reading of this radio play. Pay what you will, suggested $8 donation. 234-1254. muccc.org. Elvis Lives Live: A Birthday Tribute Concert. RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St. $20$25. 325-3366. “Good Rockin’ Live: A Salute to Sun Records.” Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $23-$33 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. “Henry & Mudge.” JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. TYKEs. Sat 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (11 a.m. show is ASL-interpreted) $15. 461-2000. TykesTheatre.org. “Last Gas.” Through Feb. 2. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Feb 2. Wed Jan 15, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 * 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (Sunday Salon) & 7 p.m., Tue-Wed Jan 22, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “Les Miserables.” Hale Auditorium, Roberts Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. Through Feb 26. Fri Jan 17-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15-$20. 594-6008. email@example.com. “Off-Broadway: A Musical Revue.” The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N Chestnut St. $9-$12. 454-3367. firstname.lastname@example.org. Three Comedic Charmers by William S Gilbert. Christ the Good Shepherd Church, 1000 N Winton Rd Off-Monroe Players. Through Jan 18. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Free. 232-5570. offmonroeplayers.org.
Theater Audition [ WED., JANUARY 15 ] “Only Once.” 6:30 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon Six men and six women are needed. Age is not an issue for these roles. Performance will be the weekend of July 21 474-4116. email@example.com. “Who Maid Who.” Jan. 15-16, 7:30 p.m. Greece Community and Senior Center, 3 Vince Tofany Blvd. Greece Paint Players. Cast calls for 4 men and 4 women of various adult ages 621-5488. greeceny.gov/cs. [ FRI., JANUARY 17 ] Regional Playwrights Festival Submission. Jan. 17-31. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Plays for consideration may
[ SAT., JANUARY 18 ] “Talk.” 3-5 p.m. Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman St. Studio 1, second floor 2717010.
Workshops [ WED., JANUARY 15 ] “The Source of Human Good” by Henry Nelson Wieman. 7 p.m.
First Universalist Church, 150 South Ave. Exploration of UU Theology. Please R.S.V.P to reserve your place Free 5462826. uuroc.org. [ THU., JANUARY 16 ] Meditation, Massage & Mandala. 6-8:30 p.m. Create Art 4 Good Studios, 1115 E. Main St., door 5, suite 201. $42, register 585-704-4270. Susan@createart4good.org. createart4good.org. Mushrooms 101. 7 p.m. Smugtown Mushrooms, 127 Railroad St. smugtownmushrooms.com. [ FRI., JANUARY 17 ] Developing Trauma Resiliency: Intro 1-day workshop. 9 a.m. Gandhi Institute for
Nonviolence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. $75, register 463-3266. firstname.lastname@example.org. gandhiinstitute.org. ESC: Eat Sleep Capoeira 2014. 6 p.m. Com Expressao, 46A Sager St. $25 a day, register 355-3616. email@example.com. [ SAT., JANUARY 18 ] Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop. 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Rochester Zen Center, 7 Arnold Park. Vegetarian lunch included: $60, $45 for students. Reduced fees available for low income persons 473-9180. rzc.org. [ MON., JANUARY 20 ] Intro to Russian. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-
7034. info@rochesterbrainery. com. rochesterbrainery.com. [ TUE., JANUARY 21 ] Buddhist Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Amitabha Foundation, 11 South Goodman St. By donation. 451-7039. amitabhafoundation.us. Photography Workshop: Albumen and Salt Printing. Jan. 21-24. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. $600/$575 members, plus $70 materials fee, register. 2713361. firstname.lastname@example.org. eastmanhouse.org. [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] “Care for Caregivers: Meeting the Unique Needs of Those Who Sacrifice for Others.” 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 1980 Culver Rd.,
Irondequoit. Free. 288-1875. lifetreecafe.com. Raw Foods. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $20 730-7034. email@example.com. rochesterbrainery.com. Thirst 4 Art. 6:30-9 p.m. Napa Wood Fired Grill, 573 South Clinton Ave. $35, register. 3298933. thirst4art.com.
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In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream that my ...children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." We salute the following students for the example they have set with their lives in school and in the community by living the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Recipients 2014 #1 #3 #4
Jaresse Kirkland Shaniya Campbell Turon Parker
#41 #42 #44
Kaviyah Cole Jair Riggins Keturah Kerr
#5 #7 #8
Tommy Davis Eric Diaz Andrea Jeffries
#50 #54 #57
Aung Way Lin Jaquel Hamlet Noah Snead
#10 #12 #15 #16 #20
Sincere Cephas India Jordan Eniyah Peart Tyrese Campbell Lawana Johnson
#25 #28 #33
Kamal Wilson Wildalys Robles Jose Arce
Rochester International Academy School of the Arts School Without Walls
Hadi Alizadeh Alvis Green Anthony Holley
#35 #36 #39
Moises Flores Shanijah Bryant Chrystopher Rivera
Wilson Foundation Academy
Young Mothers and Interim Health Academy
Celebrating 31 years of outstanding students!
All City High John Washington Northeast College Preparatory H.S. Ben Russ Jr Rochester Early College International H.S. Leon Harvey
The 31st annual Martin Luther King tribute awards ceremony will be held at School of the Arts, on January 21st, 6:30pm. The Public is invited.
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Movies Theaters Searchable, up-to-the-minute movie times for all area theaters can be found at rochestercitynewspaper.com, and on City’s mobile website.
Brockport Strand 93 Main St, Brockport, 637-3310, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Canandaigua Theatres 3181 Townline Road, Canandaigua, 396-0110, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Cinema Theater 957 S. Clinton St., 271-1785, cinemarochester.com
Culver Ridge 16 2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit 544-1140, regmovies.com
Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361, dryden.eastmanhouse.org
Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420, regmovies.com
Geneseo Theatres Geneseo Square Mall, 243-2691, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Greece Ridge 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive 225-5810, regmovies.com
Henrietta 18 525 Marketplace Drive 424-3090, regmovies.com
The Little 240 East Ave., 258-0444 thelittle.org
Movies 10 2609 W. Henrietta Road 292-0303, cinemark.com
Pittsford Cinema 3349 Monroe Ave., 383-1310 pittsford.zurichcinemas.com
Tinseltown USA/IMAX 2291 Buffalo Road 247-2180, cinemark.com
Webster 12 2190 Empire Blvd., 888-262-4386, amctheatres.com
Vintage Drive In 1520 W Henrietta Rd., Avon 226-9290, vintagedrivein.com
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Poison and pain in the plains “August: Osage County”
(Sam Shepard), telling a young woman he’s hiring to look after his wife, Violet (Meryl Streep), about (R), DIRECTED BY JOHN WELLS the domestic situation. He offhandedly lists a NOW PLAYING dozen or more prescription drugs Violet consumes by the handful and mentions that he himself finds [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA solace in drink. He disappears from the picture after that introduction, but prepares the audience If nothing else, “August: Osage County” for the chaos that follows. validates Tolstoy’s famous dictum about happy The Weston family exhibits enough problems of versus unhappy families. The Weston family almost every kind to sustain at least a whole season of Osage County, in the dry, dreary prairies of of a television soap opera. Aside from alcoholism Oklahoma, actually easily surpasses the concept and drug addiction, the picture trades in such of unhappy, achieving a level of dysfunction, subjects as suicide, child abuse and molestation, anger, and sheer toxicity rarely shown in motion infidelity, divorce, two separate cases of cancer, pictures, or even real life. incest, and of course a general lack of anything The movie begins with a voiceover resembling a more or less normal family life. introduction by the patriarch, Beverly Weston Violet, who suffers from what she calls “mouth cancer,” which suggests something of a double meaning, occupies the central role in the Weston household, chain smoking, popping pills, and viciously mocking, insulting, and abusing everyone, with special attention to Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County.” PHOTO COURTESY JEAN DOUMANIAN PRODUCTIONS
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her three grown daughters, who have returned for a family crisis. Though on the verge of divorce, the oldest, Barbara (Julia Roberts), arrives with her husband (Ewan McGregor). The youngest, Karen (Juliette Lewis), comes with her fiancé, a thrice-divorced dope named Steve (Dermot Mulroney). The faithful Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) lives in the decaying home, suffering her mother’s tantrums and self-pity. The only person Violet spares at all from her constant vituperation, her sister Mattie (Margo Martindale), harbors a dark secret of her own, which involves her feckless son Charlie (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his relationship with Ivy. Nobody in the Weston family escapes the pervasive anguish that the horrible situation generates; as a result, the characters spend most of their time shouting obscenities at each other, though none can match Violet’s level of vitriol. Throughout all the screaming and cursing, the Westons reveal previously unknown chapters of their individual histories, most of them full of pain engendered by Violet. Violet herself tells stories of her own suffering in childhood, her sister’s defense of her against a stepfather’s abuse, and of the brutally impoverished past that Beverly overcame to become an award-winning poet. The large cast of well-known stars works together unselfishly, like a genuine ensemble; even established actors like Ewan McGregor and Chris Cooper (as Mattie’s husband) play only relatively minor roles in what is essentially a woman’s
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picture. As Violet’s sister Mattie, Margo Martindale seems one of the few sympathetic people in the group, with her own sad past. Even Benedict Cumberbatch, who is apparently very hot these days, submerges whatever his appeal may be in the person of the weak, bumbling Charlie. Meryl Streep lays on the hysteria and cruelty of the drug-addicted Violet pretty heavily, stumbling around under the influence of her medicine cabinet, sneering at everybody, foully insulting the most vulnerable members of her family, delighting in the general suffering, and ultimately betraying all her daughters. Perhaps most surprising, Julia Roberts as Barbara, really the strongest and not incidentally the angriest of the daughters, occupies most of the screen time in the picture. Dressed plainly, wearing no make-up, playing a decidedly unglamorous woman, and underacting most effectively, except for the occasions when she matches her mother’s foul language with a wellearned bitterness all her own, Roberts is a long way from the glitter of “Pretty Woman” or the flamboyance of “Erin Brockovich.” The level of emotion rises too high too often in “August: Osage County,” seldom diminishing into any kind of normality; like a bad version of “King Lear,” it starts at a high pitch and never lets up. Tracy Letts’s play, the source of the film, won the Pulitzer Prize, which indicates the occasionally dubious value of such awards. On the other hand, Tolstoy might have liked it.
If you’ve ever been around someone who has lost or misplaced his phone, witnessed a frantic search that seems more appropriate for a missing child than a lifeless gadget, or gone out to dinner with friends only to find each other paying more attention to handheld devices than each other, it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine a case in which a person could truly fall in love with a piece of technology. Our relationship with our electronics is already so personal, so deeply codependent, that it’s tempting to say we’ve reached that point already. Spike Jonze’s bittersweet, sci-fi romance, “Her,” may present exactly such a scenario, but the film isn’t meant as an indictment of the role technology plays in our lives. It’s infused with a sense of wonder for the world and all its inhabitants, both human and otherwise, that remains absent of any sign of judgment. Set in an unspecified near future, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore Twamley, a talented writer for BeautifulHandwrittenLetters.com, a company that provides paying customers the service of having heartfelt correspondences
Joaquin Phoenix in “Her.” PHOTO COURTESY ANNAPURNA PICTURES
written for them by professionals. Theodore is great at crafting moving, funny, and poignant missives for others, but in his own life, he’s lonely and unsure of himself. In the midst of finalizing his divorce, he’s finding it difficult to pull the trigger and sign the papers that will permanently separate him from Catherine (Rooney Mara, of David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”). Feeling especially lost one day, Theodore impulsively purchases a sophisticated new operating system, designed with a personalized artificial intelligence that promises to meet his every need. It truth, it sounds more like a potential friend than a piece of software (think Siri after monumental upgrades). After answering a few tailored questions and specifying that he’d like the system to have a female voice, it starts up and immediately introduces itself as Samantha (with voice provided by Scarlett Johansson). Samantha explains that she has been built with intuition, so she evolves and learns from her experiences, growing more complex and intelligent as time goes on. Samantha’s curiosity about the world has a positive effect on Theodore, shaking him out of his funk, and he in turn allows Samantha to further develop herself. Much in the way that love can encourage us to strive toward our full potential, Theodore and Samantha blossom in each other’s care. And quite naturally, their relationship turns romantic; they can even go out on dates in public, as Theodore communicates with her through an earpiece and a little handheld gizmo with a built-in camera that allows her to have “sight.” Theodore’s vulnerability and openheartedness is played perfectly by Phoenix, and his innate decency makes us root for him to find happiness. Scarlett Johansson is even more impressive as Samantha. She invests the character with warmth and humor, so it’s easy to believe that a person could fall in love with her. It’s a lovely performance, made all the more remarkable
by the fact that we never see her. It’s beyond even a role in an animated feature, where the audience can connect with the character design as well as the vocal performance, since here she has nothing but her voice. Amy Adams is excellent in a smaller, but important, role as Theodore’s best friend, Amy. Going through problems in her own marriage, she’s refreshingly nonjudgmental of Theodore’s love life, demonstrating a natural curiosity about the possibilities his relationship suggests. Spike Jonze’s previous films, from “Being John Malkovich” to “Where the Wild Things Are,” have all been distinguished by high-concept premises. Sometimes dismissively referred to as “quirky,” they can seem more like cerebral exercises in imagination than anything else. But here Jonze keeps things grounded enough that the emotions stay recognizably human. There’s a warmth and tenderness in his screenplay even as it’s wrestling with Big Ideas; among them whether technology is a cause of loneliness or the solution to it. He makes pointed use of scenes where groups of people appear isolated from one another, connected instead to the digital voices in their headsets, even as he recognizes technology’s potential to put us in contact with anyone we could wish (demonstrated early on in a funny scene where Theodore engages in phone sex with a woman going by the username “SexyKitten”). Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema’s soft-focus camerawork melds beautifully with the subtle, pastel-infused production design of K.K. Barrett. Their work suggests futuristic without going over the top (there are no flying cars or jet-packs here). Like all good science-fiction stories, “Her” gives insight into our current culture as it predicts where our society may be headed. It offers a story that has a lot to say about where our minds may take us in the future, but even more about where our hearts might.
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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] DEAR MR. WATTERSON (2013): This documentary examines the impact of cartoonist Bill Watterson’s beloved comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes.” Dryden (Fri, Jan 17, 8 p.m.; Sun, Jan 19, 2 p.m.) DEVIL’S DUE (R): Following a “lost night” on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple find themselves expecting a child in this found footage horror film. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Webster DISHONORED (1931): Marlene Dietrich stars as a secret agent sent to spy on the Russians, only to find herself torn between love and country when she falls for a handsome colonel. Dryden (Wed, Jan 15, 8 p.m.) DUNE (1984): David Lynch directs this cult classic adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi adventure novel. Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Patrick Stewart, Max von Sydow, and Sting. Dryden (Thu, Jan 16, 8 p.m.) ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE (2012): This documentary examines the legacy of the controversial television host, who pioneered the tabloid talk-show format. Directors Daniel Miller and Seth Kramer will be in attendance. Dryden (Sat, Jan 18, 8 p.m.) GOLDEN SLUMBERS (2011): Examining the Cambodian film industry of the 60s and 70s, this
documentary reconstructs a portion of history that had been all but lost in the country’s violent political climate. Dryden (Tue, Jan 21, 8 p.m.) JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (PG-13): The franchise starring author Tom Clancy’s popular character, Jack Ryan, gets a reboot with Chris Pine playing the CIA agent as a young man. With Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, and Kenneth Branagh. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE NUT JOB (PG): A ragtag group of furry critters plan to rob a nut store so they’ll have food for winter, in this animated heist comedy. With the voices of Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, and Maya Rudolph. Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster RIDE ALONG (PG-13): Kevin Hart agrees to spend 24 hours riding along with his police detective, soon-to-be brother-in-law in order to prove himself worthy of marrying the man’s sister. With Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, and Laurence Fishburne. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster [ CONTINUING ] 47 RONIN (PG-13): Keanu Reeves stars as the leader of an outcast band of samurai on a mission of vengeance for the murder of their master. Cinema AMERICAN HUSTLE (R): David O. Russell directs this black comedy inspired by the ABSCAM scandal of the 1970s, which involved the entrapment of several high-profile
U.S. politicians. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (PG-13): Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 4 news team return, ready to take New York, and the first 24-hours news channel, by storm. Starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate, and Kristen Wiig. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Tinseltown, Webster AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (R): See review on page 22. Little, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster FROZEN (PG): A young princess goes on an epic journey to find her sister, whose powers have trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter in this animated Disney musical. With the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster GRAVITY (PG-13): Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play astronauts who becomes stranded in space after a shuttle accident, in Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller. Cinema GRUDGE MATCH (PG-13): Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro star as retired boxers who agree to one more fight to settle an old rivalry. With Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin, and Kevin Hart. Cinema, Tinseltown
HER (R): See review on page 23. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (PG-13): In the second installment of Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy, hobbit Bilbo Baggins continues his quest to help a group of dwarves reclaim their homeland, and confronts a mighty dragon in the process. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13): The middle chapter of The Hunger Games finds an uprising against the Capitol beginning as a result of the events in the first film. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (R): A young singer navigates through the Greenwich Village folk folk scene of the 1960s, in this drama from the Coen bothers. Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown JUSTIN BIEBER’S BELIEVE (PG): This concert film offers an “unprecedented” and “unfiltered” behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of the pop “music” star. Culver, Henrietta, Eastview, Tinseltown KILL YOUR DARLINGS (R): Daniel Radcliffe portrays Allen Ginsberg in this true story of obsession, drugs, poetry, and murder set
in the early days of the Beat movement. With Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and David Cross. Cinema THE LEGEND OF HERCULES (PG13): Kellan Lutz stars in this epic origin story of the mythical Greek hero. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster LONE SURVIVOR (R): The true story of the ill-fated mission by a team of Navy SEALS to capture a high-ranking Taliban leader. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (PG-13): Idris Elba stars as former South African president Nelson Mandela in this biopic of the influential leader’s remarkable life. Culver, Henrietta,Tinseltown, Webster NEBRASKA (R): Bruce Dern stars as an elderly Missouri man convinced he’s won a million dollars in a sweepstakes, and Will Forte is the son who reluctantly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to collect his winnings. With Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach, and June Squibb. Henrietta, Little, Pittsford PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES (R): The popular horror franchise continues on, as a young Latino man is tormented by a mysterious demonic entity. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster PHILOMENA (PG-13): Judi Dench stars in this drama about
a journalist (Steve Coogan) who helps an elderly woman search for her son, who she was forced to put up for adoption decades earlier. Little, Pittsford SAVING MR. BANKS (PG13): Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in this behindthe-scenes story of Walt Disney’s struggle to to convince author P.L. Travers to allow him to adapt her popular children’s novel, “Mary Poppins.” Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (PG): Ben Stiller directs and stars in this adaptation of James Thurber’s story, about a man who dreams of a life of adventure and finally gets to actually live it. With Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, and Adam Scott. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D (PG): A young dinosaur must rise to the occasion and lead his herd in this animated adventure story. Featuring the voices of Karl Urban, John Leguizamo, and Justin Long.Tinseltown, Webster THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (R): Martin Scorsese directs and Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the outrageous true story of Jordan Belfort, a corrupt stockbroker brought down by the FBI. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown
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All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it unlawful, “to make, print, or publish, any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. Call the local Fair Housing Enforcement Project, FHEP at 325-2500 or 1-866-671-FAIR. Si usted sospecha una practica de vivienda injusta, por favor llame al servicio legal gratis. 585-325-2500 - TTY 585-325-2547.
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We placed an ad in City Newspaper advertising the availability of two office suites in my office building at 55 Canterbury Road in the City. The response was excellent. One of the two available spaces was leased within days, and we have active interest in the other space.” - DOUGLAS C. BURKHARDT, FIRST REALTY COMPANY
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Nestled at the foot of Pinnacle Hill —once known as “Mount Monroe,” and the highest point in Rochester—sits this generous turnof-the-century home with ample front porch, situated handsomely on a friendly corner lot. Its Upper Monroe Neighborhood setting was originally home to Crossman Seed Company, founded in 1840 and at its heyday sprawling to 1,200 acres. Along with Rochester’s Ellwanger Barry nurseries, Crossman was among the most important seed houses in the world, contributing to Rochester’s early reputation as “The Flower City.” Today, Pinnacle Hill offers neighbors a network of trails and excellent views of the city and beyond. Located within the jurisdiction of the active Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association, this spacious 2,282 square-foot home offers the easy lifestyle of a true urban village setting. The attractive period features of this home, built in 1900, have been retained in its stained glass windows, built-ins throughout, and restored hardwood floors on every level. The focal point of its comfortable living room is a woodburning fireplace smartly flanked on one side by wooden bookshelves behind glass doors, and in the formal dining room, a sun-splashed window seat and impressive coffered ceiling. A small but cheerful kitchen opens to a full butler’s pantry with copious storage space and glass cupboards for display. On the second floor, you’ll find three bedrooms, including a large master bedroom with a romantic window seat. A second floor
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sleeping porch is the perfect spot to spend warm summer evenings. Hardwoods abound, along with closets and built-in shelving in virtually every room, meant to hold family treasures. The elegant full bath with classic decorative ceramic tiles has its own slim linen closet in the hallway. The large attic has been completely finished, with still more built-ins and a ceiling fan, for a bright, airy office space or guest bedroom. Likewise, this home has a full finished basement, with nice laundry room, workshop, full bathroom, and even a root cellar for storing winter vegetables from the nearby Monroe Village Farmers’ Market! The charming details of this turn-of-the-century home reveal themselves at every step, inside and out. A back porch overlooks a sheltered yard and detached one-car garage. From here you can stroll with neighbors along tree-lined side streets to lively Monroe Avenue eateries and shops, and to Cobbs Hill Park for sledding in winter and fireworks in summer. A true find in an increasingly popular neighborhood that is currently a mix of families, professionals, and students, this home is priced at $165,000. You can visit 172 Shepard Street by calling Laura Swogger at Keller Williams Realty of Greater Rochester, at (585) 362-8925. by Suzanne E. Guiod Suzanne is a volunteer writer for The Landmark Society and lives in the Highland Park Neighborhood.
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Jam Section CALLING ALL MUSICIANS OF ALL GENRES the Rochester Music Coalition wants you! Please register on our website. For further info: www. rochestermusiccoalition.org
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info@rochestermusiccoalition. org 585-235-8412 CHURCH NEEDS KEYBOARDIST AND DRUMMER. Gospel originals & classics. Pay at this time is volunteer, until we build up the church. Bobby 585-3284121 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org KEYBOARD PLAYER needed to play with one of Rochester’s finest Big Bands. Great charts able to rehearse a few Weds. during the months of (April-November) effective 04/15/2014 585-442-7480 KEYBOARDIST to join existing band, originals, covers, jazz, funk R&B 585-3284121 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org MEET OTHER MUSICIANS. Jam & Play out, call & say hello,
any level & any age ok. I play keyboards - organ B3 Style Call 585-266-6337 Martino SINGER, LEAD & BACKGROUND VOCALS. Mostly original written material. R & B, jazz, funk, learn, record, perform 2014 season Bobby, 585-3284121 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org THE GREGORY KUNDE CHORALE is looking for male voices. Call for an audition now to join our fourteenth season! Info Line 377 7568 or visit our website www. gregorykundechorale.org
Music Services PIANO LESSIONS In your home or mine. Patient, experienced
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PAINTER POSITIONS The University of Rochester is currently looking for individuals to fill temporary painter positions. Extensive commercial experience preferred with: • Repair/patching of Drywall • Primer and Finish coats • Working on scaffolds and tall ladders All candidates must apply online at
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Skilled Trades Opportunities The University of Rochester is currently looking for experienced individuals to fill the following temporary positions
to fabricate, repair and maintain metal structures Opportunities available at both River Campus and Med Center locations. To be considered for an interview, candidates must have HS Diploma or GED and prior experience in related field.
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http://www.rmsc.org/Support/ Volunteer Or call 585-6971948 BRIGHTEN A LIFE. Lifespanâ€™s The Senior Connection program needs people 55+ to volunteer to make 2 friendly phone calls / 2 visits each month to an older adult Call Katie 585-244-8400 x 152 FOSTER PARENTS WANTED! Monroe County is looking for adults age 21 and over to consider opening their homes to foster children. Call 334-9096 or visit www.MonroeFosterCare. org. HABITAT FOR CATS â€” Help Trap-Neuter-Return cats on Tuesdays, in East Rochester, for an important grant project. Impact the number of ownerless cats living outside. All training provided. 585-7874209 or habitat4cats@yahoo. com! LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF ROCHESTER needs adult tutors to help adults who are waiting to improve their reading, writing, English speaking, or math skills. Call 473-3030, or check our website at www. literacyrochester.org
SCHOOL #12 999 South Ave. is looking for reading & math volunteers, English & Spanish. Training provided. Call Vicki 585-461-4282 ST. JOSEPHâ€™S HOUSE invites volunteers to live and work at our soup kitchen/shelter. This is essential, rewarding, hard work. Call Tim @ 314-1962
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Career Training AIRLINE CAREERS begin here - Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877492-3059 (AAN CAN)
Live-In Care Giver Lifeme Assistance Inc, a leader in the provision of services to persons with developmental disabilies is looking for a female or a couple (of which one must be female), who are interested in being cerfied as Family Care providers to share their lives and a home with two young ladies in the Chili area. The person would be cerfied as a Family Care Provider and would move into the individualâ€™s home. In exchange for providing support and assistance as needed, the Family Care Provider(s) would receive a spend and would live in the ladiesâ€™ home. The applicant MUST have an income source, and be able to support themselves. Job hours cannot be a second shi or overnight. Some of the responsibilies would include administering medicaons, assisng with making and transporng to medical appointments, monitoring nutrion needs, ulizing a variety of communicaon techniques, and geng the ladies out into the community, and acvely parcipate in community acvies. The Family Care Provider(s) would be required to aend free training, as well as on-going and annual training in order to become cerfied as a Family Care Provider. This is an excing and unique opportunity for the right person. If you think you might be that person, contact Maria Rugg at Lifeme Assistance 784-3059 for more informaon.
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Legal Ads [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Other Side of the Fence Property Management LLC. Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/25/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 51 Belltower La. Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Upstate MUA Chiropractic, PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 309 Exchange Blvd., STE 100, Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] 329 CULVER ROAD LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/25/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Michael Veltri, 29 Coral Burst Crescent, Webster, NY 14580. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization of limited liability company, Jones Development West, LLC ( LLC) were filed with the Department of State on November 22, 2013. Certificate of Change was filed with Department of State on December 19, 2013. Monroe County is the county within which it will have its office; its principal business address is 683 Gillett Rd. Spencerport, New York 14559 The LLC has designated the Secretary of State of New York as it agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. 683 Gillett Road, Spencerport, New York 14559 is the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC. The purpose of the LLC is the ownership and management of commercial real estate. [ NOTICE ] BARK PLACE BAKERY, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/18/2013. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig.
agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1935 Clinton Ave. North, Rochester, NY 14621, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
Park, MI 49321. Cert. of Org. filed with Director, Dept. of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs, PO Box 30054, Lansing, MI 48909. Purpose: any lawful act.
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Name of LLC: Jim’s Akorn Acres, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 12/9/13. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 1301 Five Mile Line Rd., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity.
FISCHER BACKFLOW PREVENTION & PLUMBING SERVICE LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 12/06/13. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to PO Box 16391, Rochester, NY 14616. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] H&H Automotive, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 4/15/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 358 Lighthouse Rd., Hilton, NY 14468. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] JLOR DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/21/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jeffrey & Lora Partyka, 1420 Countyline Rd., Kendall, NY 14476. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Mister Cat Records LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/8/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at PO Box 25622, Rochester, NY 14625. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Name of Foreign LLC: D K Pinnakle Enterprises LLC. Auth. filed with NY Dept. of State: 9/25/13. Office loc.: Monroe Co. LLC formed in MI: 6/27/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205. MI addr. of LLC: 5281 Silverstone Dr., Comstock
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[ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by BFL ENTERPRISES CORP dba Club Onyx,1485 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY 14606, County of Monroe, for a restaurant & bar. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a restaurant beer & wine license has been applied for by Triple Crown Sports Bar & Grill, LLC dba, Triple Crown Sports Bar & Grill, 1733 Norton Street, Rochester, NY 14609, County of Monroe, for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of GREENBOX SALES, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 2041 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MEETRA SPA LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/19/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to MEETRA SPA, LLC 74 LILAC DRIVE APT 3 ROCHESTER, NY 14620 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rochester Consulting
Services LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) OCT 07, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1903 Manitou Road Spencerport NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of THE MARLEY GROUP OF UPSTATE NEW YORK, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 09/27/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 869 Penfield NY, 14526. Purpose: any lawful activeties. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of This Is Edvin LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/04/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 41 Branchbrook Drive, Henrietta, NY 14467 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 167 Barton St, LLC. Art of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1-4-14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1151 S Plymouth Ave, Apt 2, Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Advanced Facility Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/13 Office location: Monroe County. Principal office of LLC: 1133 Webster Rd. Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC at the principal office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Black Label Athletics LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) September 18th, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon
whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202. Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Davio Pharma Consulting, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) October 9, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DR. MICHAEL BANG, DDS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/02/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of PLLC: 2300 Buffalo Rd.,
Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Dentistry. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of East Henrietta 2755, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/22/13. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 590 Salt Rd., Suite 5, Webster, NY 14580, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FSI BAY POINT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Marco Q. Rossi, Esq., 48
Wall St., Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FSI M Outparcel LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/31/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Marco Q. Rossi, Esq., 48 Wall St., Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FSI SANDY CREEK FUEL, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Marco Q. Rossi, Esq., 48 Wall St., Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GREAT TAVERN
PITTSFORD PARTNERS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 2851 Clover St., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of IRON HORSE HEALTHCARE LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/4/2013. Office in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1798 Trellis Circle Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JackAdam LLC Arts. of Org. filed with
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FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS BY THE CITY OF ROCHESTER STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE
IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS PURSUANT TO TITLE 4 OF PART E OF ARTICLE IX OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER.
LIST OF DELINQUENT TAXES AS OF JULY 1, 2013 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on December 18, 2013, the Corporation Counsel of the City of Rochester filed in the office of the Monroe County Clerk a list of parcels of property on which the City of Rochester holds a lien for taxes, assessments, fees or other charges which is at least one year old and which the City of Rochester intends to foreclose by an action in rem pursuant to Title 4 of Part E of Article IX of the Charter of the City of Rochester. A copy of that list was published on December 18, 2013. The foreclosure list contains as to each such parcel: 1. The tax account number and address; 2. The name of the last known owner; 3. The amount of each tax lien, except for a $155.00 charge which has been added to each tax lien pursuant to Section 9-123(A)(3)of the City Charter but which is not reflected on the printed list.
A copy of the foreclosure list has been filed in the office of the City Treasurer and will remain open for public inspection up to and including February 23, 2014, which is the redemption deadline date. Any person may on or before that date redeem any parcel on the foreclosure list by paying to the City Treasurer the amount of all delinquent taxes, assessments, fees and other charges stated on the foreclosure list, plus the $155.00 charge referred to above, plus accrued interest and late payment charges.
Any person having any interest in any parcel on the foreclosure list may, at any time up to the redemption deadline date, serve a verified notice of interest or an answer upon the Corporation Counsel setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his interest or any defense or objection to the foreclosure. The notice of interest or answer must also be filed in the office of All persons having an interest in the real property described in the Monroe County Clerk. Where a valid notice of interest is the foreclosure list are hereby notified that the filing of the list served, the parcel will be held for a foreclosure auction constitutes the commencement by the City of Rochester of an pursuant to Section 9-143 of the City Charter. action in the Supreme Court, Monroe County, to foreclose the tax liens therein described by an action in rem and that the list Any person who fails to redeem or to serve a notice of constitutes a notice of pendency of action and a complaint by interest or an answer by the redemption deadline date shall be barred thereafter from asserting his interest in the the City of Rochester against each parcel of land therein pending foreclosure action, and judgment in foreclosure described to enforce the satisfaction of such tax liens. This action is brought against the real property only. No personal may be granted without regard for, and in extinguishment of, the interest of any such person. judgment will be entered in this action for the delinquent taxes, assessments, fees or other charges.
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Notice of Formation of JN Management Company, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/13. 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, Suite 228,
Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Kane’s Cosmetic Teeth Whitening, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of
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process to 104 Glenmont Drive, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of KEN & RUTH MICHAEL, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/24/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 105 College Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Kiehle and Kearney Properties, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/03/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to, The LLC, 5093 East Lake Rd., Livonia, NY 14487 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LAWRENCE PARK, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 7 Lawrence St., Rochester, NY 14607. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LiDestri Properties Management, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/11/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 815 W. Whitney Road, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: ZARPENTINE CATERING, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of the State of New York on November 22, 2013. The office of the limited liability company shall be located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as the agent of the limited liability
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company upon whom process against it may be served and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process served upon him or her c/o 2951 Mt. Read Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14616 [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LLC Tungsten Corporate Advisors, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) December 18, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 114 Upper Mountain Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of LONG MEMORY CONSULTING LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/2013. Office in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 160 Buckland Ave Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of NEURON FARMS LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/31/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to INCORP SERVICES, INC. ONE COMMERCE PLAZA 99 WASHINGTON AVE., STE 805-A ALBANY, NY 12210-2822 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of North Ridge 405, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/22/13. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 590 Salt Rd., Suite 5, Webster, NY 14580, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Northpoint Automotive & Marine, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/13/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to
70 Cliff St., Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of OR TUR, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Papa’s Auto Center, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/04/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC 5093 East Lake Rd, Livonia, NY 14487. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RIDDLE ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 555 North Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ridge Road 5247, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/22/13. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 590 Salt Rd., Suite 5, Webster, NY 14580, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of TEMIDA, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/4/13. 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: 1146 Pittsford Mendon Center Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472.. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ULA’S AUTOMOTIVE LLC Art. of Org. filed
Sec’y of State (SSNY) December 4, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2244 Clifford Ave. Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of VandeSande Controls Engineering, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/13, becoming effective on 01/01/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 11 Erie Crescent, Fairport, NY 14450. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of International Distribution Network, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/6/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/14/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13995 Diplomat Drive, Ste. 300, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Kerry Court Danvers LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 235 Moore St., Hackensack, NJ 07601. LLC formed in MA on 10/2/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. MA addr. of LLC: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 155 Federal St., Ste. 700, Boston, MA 02110. Cert. of Org. filed with MA Sec. of State, One Ashburton Pl., Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Sonehan Danvers
LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 235 Moore St., Hackensack, NJ 07601. LLC formed in MA on 10/2/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. MA addr. of LLC: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 155 Federal St., Ste. 700, Boston, MA 02110. Cert. of Org. filed with MA Sec. of State, One Ashburton Pl., Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Paul Novak Media LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/2/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 651 Cumberland Way, Webster, NY 14580. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] PowerSirj Productions LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State (SSNY) on 11/26/2013. The SSNY is designated as the PowerSirj Productions LLC agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: P.O. Box 19754, Rochester, New York 14619. Office Location: Monroe County. Purpose: Any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Priory of Ten LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/31/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Alder Bush, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: Any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] UPSTATE BUSINESS INTERIORS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/9/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 1230 Thistleberry LN Webster, NY 14580. Any lawful activity.
Legal Ads [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Community Playhouse LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 11/22/13. 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 17 Mulberry Street, Rochester NY 14620. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the limited liability company is 57th Street Productions LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on December 23, 2013. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County, New York State. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. A copy of the process served shall be mailed to 140 Meadow Drive, Rochester NY 14618. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] 500 Whitney Road, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on December 12, 2013 with an effective date of formation of December 12, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 2124 Baird Road, Penfield, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 2124 Baird Road, Penfield, New York 14526. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] 83 Rutgers, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 22, 2013 with an effective date of formation of November 22, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 1599 Monroe Avenue,
Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 1599 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] East Ridge CDE Properties, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 27, 2013 with an effective date of formation of November 27, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 27 Center Crossing, Fairport, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 27 Center Crossing, Fairport, New York 14450. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VILLAGE LEARNING STUDIO, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Village Learning Studio, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 1/7/2014. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 21 Boughton Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534, The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE ] SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF MONROE FAMILY FIRST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, 2620 Browncroft Blvd., Rochester, New York 14625, Plaintiff against MICHAEL P. MCCOOEY, POLLY A. MCCOOEY, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment
of Foreclosure and Sale dated on January 2, 2014. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Monroe County Clerks Office, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, N.Y. on the 13th day of February, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. All that tract or parcel of land, situate in the Town of Perinton, County of Monroe and State of New York. Premises known as 19 Caywood Lane, Fairport, N.Y. 14450. (Section: 166.09, Block: 2, Lot: 42). Approximate amount of lien $ 233,263.52 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 344113. Sharon K. Sayers, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street – Suite 1700 Rochester, N.Y. 146141990 (585) 760-8218 [ SUMMONS ] Index No. 2013-9868 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff vs. ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEE OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE LATE ALBERT V. CARVER, IF LIVING, AND IF ANY BE DEAD, ANY AND ALL PERSONS WHO ARE SPOUSES, WIDOWS, GRANTEES, MORTGAGEES, LIENORS, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF SUCH OF THEM AS MAY BE DEAD, AND THEIR SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, And JOHN DOE, Defendants, This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 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 attorneys within thirty
days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, 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 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: 1/8/2014 The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of Hon. J. Richard Dollinger , Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed the 2nd day of January, 2014, Rochester, New York. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: Tax I.D. No. 121.75-1-42 ALL that tract or parcel of land, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, being Lot #16 on the South side of Wilmington (formerly Asbury) Street, said Lot #16 being 35 feet front and 121.13 feet in depth, as laid down on a map of the Webster and Salmon Resubdivision of part of Town Lot #52, in the Town of Brighton (now the City of Rochester), made by William C. Gray, Surveyor and filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 9 of Maps at page 21. These premises are also known as 93 Wilmington Street, Rochester NY, 14620 Richard S. Mullen, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 700 Crossroads Building 2 State Street Rochester, New York 14614
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