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Do police target young black males?
My 15-year-old son attends an all-young-men charter school within the city. He was approached downtown last month (around the same area that the Edison students were detained) and was asked if he wanted to purchase weed. Here is the thing: My son was approached by a person who later was identified to be an undercover police informant. Is this the new tactic the RPD has put into place to justify their racial profiling of young black males? Seriously? I can think of so many reasons why I would consider this yet another tactic of setting our youths up to fail. Can someone say “entrapment”? And FYI: I am in no way justifying smoking Kush, but let’s be realistic. Consider the culture and the concentration of the normal young naïve youth that saturate the downtown area. Some smoke (a lot don’t, but some do), and for this to become a major issue right after the RPD’s negative headlines just seems to be a justification tactic instead of a real concern. This is my opinion, mixed with disappointment once again at the lack of understanding, tolerance, and overall dismissiveness associated with and shown towards our YBM’s. KAREN SCOTT
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Your commentary was almost perfect (“Upstate, Cuomo, and the State of Our State,” Urban Journal). However, the last sentence was the killer. It should have read: “Unfortunately our governor is NOT Chris Christie.” BOB TACITO
The Costco deal
As the way seems to be clearing for the “coming of Costco,” area motorists approaching the intersection of East Henrietta Road and Westfall, heading south
across the Erie Canal, suddenly are afforded a striking view to the distant Bristol Hills to the south and as far as the hills near Woodcliff to the east. But not for long. The Costco behemoth and other planned buildings will soon obscure the view once again. Because we apparently harbor visions of all sorts of employment and shopping opportunities promised by this huge project, we may be forgetting the enormous – and absolutely guaranteed increase in traffic in an already nightmarishly congested area. Catch the wonderful, unexpected view of wide-open space at that corner while you still can; as you head to work, it will make your day.
According to the Census data, the population is actually increasing, but slowly. Very slowly. Why not bring something here that will perhaps increase the population or at least get those to stay, especially if wages are averaging $21 per hour? TD1016
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How does the addition of yet another venue from which to purchase enormous blocks of toilet paper and shrink-wrapped bottled water constitute a benefit to this community?
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This project will bring hundreds of good-paying jobs to the community (Costco employees earn an average of 21 smackaroos an hour, and the vast majority get health insurance), put a long-vacant (except for the youth lockup) parcel on the tax rolls, possibly lead to further commercial and residential development on this prime piece of land, and tie in well with all the development (College Town) taking place nearby on Mount Hope Avenue. I admit, if this were Walmart or something of that ilk, I wouldn’t be so enthused, but Costco, from all I’ve heard and read, gets it, treats its employees well, and does business the right way.
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The population of this area is NOT growing. So I also fail to see any great positive benefit from having Costco invade. The jobs created by Costco and the products purchased at Costco simply mean reduced sales at Sam’s Club and BJ’s. Less business means fewer employees needed. Costco does nothing for the area – unless you like traffic congestion on East Henrietta Road.
“Even though we have some great programs, we have far too many parents who are actively looking for alternatives to city schools” [Vargas said]. Amen, amen, amen! Dr. Vargas is 100 percent correct: the focus of the RCSD has to be on improving student achievement, effectively managing schools, involving parents and families, allocating resources efficiently, and communicating with staff and parents. It’s the “allocating of resources efficiently” that has ASAR so upset. Why? Because Vargas plans to make some changes to the contract, which he inherited from the former superintendent, that will result in less micro-management spending and more funds for the children of the RCSD. That makes a lot of sense since the RCSD needs to provide the community with quality public education not more charter schools.
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Warren’s shaky start shows she needs help Let me say one thing quickly: It’s obvious to me that Mayor Lovely Warren needs a security guard. As our Chris Fien is reporting this week, both Warren and her husband have received threats of physical violence. There have been threats to their 3-year-old daughter. These don’t sound like pranks. They sound like intimidation by some very angry people. And very angry people have been doing some very violent things recently. Warren is also the object of some of the most shockingly racist attacks imaginable, on media websites. Racist. Pornographic. Mean. And out-of-control angry. (The worst I’ve seen: in Rants and Raves on Craigslist. There’s so much other junk there that you’ll have to wander through several days’ postings, but if you want a sample, scroll through the January 17 comments.) Warren doesn’t deserve this. And I can’t imagine that this hasn’t affected her judgment over the past few weeks. In some respects, Warren’s administration has started out well. She got praise for some of her early appointments. By all accounts, she was instrumental in getting the CityGate-Costco project back on track. And when a story broke about her husband’s youthful-offender past, she handled it beautifully. She used it to emphasize the plight of many of Rochester’s young black males – and to emphasize, as she put it, “that you don’t have to end up where you start.” (And by the way: her husband was put on probation after his offense, and his record was sealed. Somebody disclosed it. They should not have. And that’s not a small matter.) But Warren has made big mistakes, too. And she hasn’t handled them well. It’s no secret that we didn’t endorse Warren for mayor. But like many Rochesterians – most, I’d bet – I want her to succeed. I hope she’ll take a deep breath, fix the problems that are of her own creation, and move forward. I wasn’t encouraged by her discussion on WDKX’s Wake-up Club on Monday, though. She said she hadn’t handled her early problems as well as she should have. But then she went into push-back mode. She seemed to think that those problems are limited to things that happened long before she was elected – her husband’s probation, an appointee’s DWI. People who lost power when she was elected knew
Warren’s opponents have been digging up dirt. But she is overshadowing those stories with her own mistakes and poor judgment. about those incidents before the election, she said, but they didn’t think she’d win. Now they’re bringing them up because they want her to fail. Well, obviously some people have been gleefully digging up dirt. But that’ll end. Warren is overshadowing those stories with her own mistakes and poor judgment. It was she, for instance, who hired her uncle as a security guard, was in the car when he was stopped for speeding – twice – and then failed to tell the truth about it. She also showed poor judgment when she agreed to let T. Andrew Brown, her selection to head the city’s law department, maintain his private law practice, where his cases have included suing the City of Rochester. Warren took office knowing that some people didn’t want her to be there. And I can understand how, given the vitriol and the racism she is facing, she could be tempted to stonewall, ignore everyone on the outside, and do what she thinks needs to be done. But her inexperience has brought a good bit of this on, and she needs to recognize that. She needs to restore confidence: the confidence of city residents, residents of the region, developers, other public officials. To do that, she needs help. And she needs to get advice from people outside the small group she feels she can trust. My bet is that plenty of people will be willing to provide it. If she doesn’t seek it, she’ll fail. And she’ll let down all of us – including, sadly, the African-American community that has so much faith in her.
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A plan to increase the number police patrol divisions should be ready for implementation soon, says Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. The city has two divisions, and Warren says she wants at least four. Warren has talked about the need to increase police presence in the neighborhoods to fight crime and to build trust between police and city residents. The method of paying for the reorganization will be determined in the planning process, says a city press release.
Ethics board to examine hire
Mayor Lovely Warren’s hire of her uncle, Reggie Hill, to lead her security team will be reviewed by the city’s Board of Ethics. City Council President Loretta Scott, who is also on the ethics board, says the board will examine whether Hill’s hire violates the city’s nepotism policy. Meanwhile, Hill was suspended and fined by the city’s deputy mayor for twice exceeding the speed limit while driving the mayor. He has apologized.
A new report from Common Cause/NY says that between 2007 and July 2013, pro-fracking companies and groups contributed $15.4 million to political committees and spent $48.9 million on lobbying, while fracking opponents spent $1.9 million on political contributions and $5.4 million on lobbying.
EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
Tensions rise between Vargas and principals
The No More Casinos Coalition made its public debut, though it had already been working behind the scenes to oppose a possible Seneca Nation of Indians casino in the Rochester region. The coalition is organized by Finger Lakes Gaming and Racing and Batavia Downs’ owner, Western Regional Off-Track Betting. Bill Johnson, former Rochester mayor, is a member of the coalition.
Anita Murphy, deputy superintendent of the Rochester school district, will leave the district when her contract expires in June. Superintendent Bolgen Vargas hired Murphy last year and she has been a strong and outspoken member of his senior management team.
Administrators and principals are taking a no-confidence vote on Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas this week. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Averting a battle between city schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and the district’s principals and administrators just jumped to the top of the school board’s priorities list. The Association of Supervisors and Administrators of Rochester, which is the union representing nearly 400 city school principals and administrators, has decided to pursue a no-confidence vote against Vargas. ASAR members will receive their ballots this week and the results should be revealed soon. A vote of no confidence could cause irreparable damage to the superintendent. Principals say they’re upset because Vargas isn’t communicating a clear strategy to improve student performance. He’s given them goals that aren’t accompanied by a path to attain them, they say. And he’s unapologetically withholding tenure for many principals. Vargas has been almost awkwardly candid about the management problems he says he’s faced over some pretty basic issues such as taking attendance and reserving parking for parents.
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In a recent interview, a visibly annoyed Vargas talked about the ASAR contract, which he inherited from a previous administration. The contract is stacked, he said, with constraints that obscure accountability at a time when it’s most needed. The district’s culture has to become more responsive and customer-driven, Vargas said. Even though a no-confidence vote is largely symbolic, the message it would send would be noxious enough to harm the whole district. Board president Van White said he plans to facilitate a relationshipbuilding meeting between Vargas and ASAR President Deborah Rider as soon as possible. And he said the differences between the principals and Vargas can be resolved. White said he wants to avoid a standoff like the one between Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski and former Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard, which contributed to Brizard’s abrupt departure from the district.
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“The threats started to get a lot more real, especially after the thing that came out with my husband: ‘How long do you think your wife’s going to be around?’ ‘Oh, that’s a beautiful daughter you have.’” [ ROCHESTER MAYOR LOVELY WARREN ]
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Warren explains security Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says the first few threatening calls she received came on her cell phone. “I got a couple of blocked calls,” she says. “‘You don’t deserve to be mayor.’ ‘How long do you think you’ll be around?’ That type of stuff.” She tried to disregard them, she says. And then a local radio station alerted her to the fact that someone had tried to hack into the station to put what Warren calls negative, degrading, and racial comments on the air. Warren says the station alerted the authorities, and that’s when she decided to ask then-Police Chief James Sheppard for advice. Sheppard told her, she says, that he’s always believed the mayor should have security. Warren’s hiring of a two-person personal security team has raised questions about extravagance and nepotism. The guards are on call 24-7, and will earn a combined salary of more than $140,000. One of the guards, Reggie Hill, is a retiring state trooper and is also Warren’s uncle. In an interview at City Hall last week, Warren said the situation got worse when the media reported that as a teenager, her husband, Timothy Granison, was the driver
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of a car whose occupants were involved in an armed robbery. He received probation, and because of his status as a youthful offender, his record was sealed. “Outing” her husband put the whole family at risk, Warren said, including the couple’s young daughter. Granison began to get calls, too, Warren said. “The threats started to get a lot more real,” she said, “especially after the thing that came out with my husband: ‘How long do you think your wife’s going to be around?’ ‘Oh, that’s a beautiful daughter you have.’” Once Warren decided she needed security, she said, the city’s human resources department began looking at options. The department found that the least expensive way to protect her is with a private security force, Warren said. “I don’t want to get into any issues of overtime,” she said, “because I know how my schedule is. Sometimes I leave at 7 o’clock in the morning and I don’t come home until 9 o’clock at night. “We thought this was the cheapest way to do this temporarily,” Warren said. The jobs are being posted, she said, and both members of her team will have to go through the Civil Service process if they want to stay on.
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The level of vitriol she’s experienced since becoming mayor has exceeded her expectations, she said. “It’s just, people are cruel. People wanting me to die. Wishing I was poisoned. But I’m not here for those people. I’m here for the people that want to see great things in Rochester, and that’s what I plan on doing.”
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Land preservation The towns of Chili and Wheatland have been working on a joint farmland protection plan for almost a year. Both towns are known for having productive soil and worked together to develop an inventory of their agricultural lands. The towns will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 27, to discuss the various methods of farmland preservation. The meeting will include presentations from guest speakers, including a Genesee Land Trust representative. The speakers will discuss different approaches to farmland preservation, such as easements and the purchase of development rights, says Chili Supervisor David Dunning. The meeting will be held at Chili American Legion Post 1830, 450 Chili-Scottsville Road, Chili. The towns also want input from farmers and landowners, and they’ll solicit comments during the meeting. Officials say they want to be able to gauge which farmland preservation initiatives might be the most effective, given the pressures and circumstances facing farmers. Wheatland and Chili hope to have a draft of the plan ready in April or May, Dunning says. The plan will then be subject to county and state review. Once the plan is finalized, the towns will have to figure out how to advance and finance the its objectives, Dunning says.
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JUSTICE | BY JEREMY MOULE
Cuomo wants young offenders out of adult prisons Young offenders and the adult criminal justice system are generally not a good fit. Sending 16 and 17 years olds to adult jails and prisons means they serve their time alongside older, more experienced criminals. They’re also at an increased risk for emotional and physical abuse, statistics say. And they’re more likely to re-offend in the future. Yet each year, between 40,000 and 50,000 youth age 16 and 17 are tried as adults in New York’s courts; more than three-quarters of them face misdemeanors or are charged with nonviolent felonies. New York and North Carolina are the only remaining states to automatically treat 16- and 17-year-old offenders as adults. But that could change. Governor Andrew Cuomo said in his State of the State address last month that New York must reform its outdated approach to youthful offenders. “It’s not right, it’s not fair,” Cuomo said. “Let’s form a commission on youth public safety and justice and let’s get it done this year.” A statewide coalition of children’s advocacy groups, mental health groups, pediatricians, faith groups, and civil rights organizations has been pressuring state officials to act on the issue. The Raise the Age campaign began last year with the goal of convincing the public and lawmakers that New York needs to stop treating all 16- and 17-year-old offenders as adults. The push is grounded in years of scientific research showing that 16 and 17 year olds are still in critical stages of brain development. At those ages, youth are pushing their boundaries, says Dr. Jeff Kaczorowski, a pediatrician and president of the Children’s Agenda as well as a member of Raise the Age. They’re starting to make serious choices for themselves, he says, but may not fully consider the consequences of their actions. Society already recognizes this to a degree, he says. Citizens can’t vote until they’re 18, and adults under the age of 21 can’t buy alcohol. Some offenses are not youthful indiscretions, however. Some 16 and 17 year olds commit serious, violent crimes including murder, rape, or arson. And many proponents of raising the age acknowledge that there are cases that may still warrant a tough approach. Opinions differ on exactly how the state’s laws should be modified. Some groups want all cases involving youth under age 18 to 6 CITY
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be handled in family court. And New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman has proposed creating a special court to handle 16- and 17-year-old offenders. The complexity of the issue is why Cuomo’s call for a commission is receiving substantial local support. Kaczorowski backs it, as does Carlos Garcia, executive director of Partners in Restorative Initiatives, a local restorative justice organization that’s also a member of the Raise the Age coalition. “It’s a start and I applaud [Cuomo] for it,” Garcia says. “But we need more than a study. We need results.” County human services officials say the commission is a good idea. And District Attorney Sandra Doorley says it’s the right approach, which is why she says she wants to serve on it. Doorley’s point is that prosecutors and law enforcement need to be included in juvenile justice reform discussions. Prosecutors across the state have dealt with the most violent offenders in the 16- to 18-year-old age group, she says. New York does have measures in place to divert some young offenders from trial and jail time, such as drug courts, mental health courts, and modified forms of probation. And the state also allows judges to designate 16 and 17 year olds as youthful offenders. The designation carries lighter sentences, and convictions are sealed so that the youths’ records don’t follow them for the rest of their lives, Doorley says.
A stronger focus on diversion for less serious offenses could be a good approach, she says. But the violent offenders should still be treated like adults, she says. “You’ve got to look at their underlying actions,” Doorley says. “When they show us that they’re a danger to society, we need to look at them a little differently.” But many of the youth who pass through Monroe County’s criminal courts are facing less serious, nonviolent charges. In 2010, 2,200 youth entered the adult criminal justice system in Monroe County, says the Children’s Agenda’s Kaczorowski. Of them, 88 percent faced misdemeanor or nonviolent felony charges. Garcia, who is also a former police officer, says it may be better to deal with young offenders in the community. Restorative justice practices could be a good fit for some nonviolent offenders, he says. That could mean bringing offenders and victims together so offenders can learn the impact of their actions and choices, he says. “With some thoughtful introspection we may be able to come up with some better alternatives than jail time,” Garcia says. Juvenile justice issues are at the forefront of discussions about how New York prosecutes and punishes 16 and 17 year olds. But there are also financial considerations. If more cases are diverted from criminal courts or handled in family courts, for example, the District Attorney’s Office could
see a decrease in caseloads, Doorley says. But that could also lead to bigger caseloads for family courts, she says, which are already overburdened. The county operates a juvenile detention center to hold youth with cases pending in family court. More diversionary programs could mean that the county is responsible for housing a smaller pool of youth, says Michael Marinan, the facility’s director. But if the county ends up having to house more 16 and 17 year olds, he says, that could lead to higher costs due to different space and programming needs. “This is a big move and there is a lot to take into consideration as we move forward with this,” says Kelly Reed, commissioner of the Monroe County Department of Human Services. “I appreciate the governor’s decision to make this a studied issue before he takes a position on it.” And if the state does make reforms, she says, it should back them up with funding. Since the state doesn’t have an active, detailed proposal to discuss and debate, officials aren’t quite sure what to expect. “I think the only thing that we do know is that a number people that are now confined in the jail for minor offenses simply wouldn’t be,” Marinan says.
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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 Rochester’s riots
The FR=EE Initiative will show the documentary film “July ‘64” by Carvin Eison at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 25. The film tells the true story of three days of civil unrest in Rochester. An arrest at a street party sparked some of the worst violence in a Northeastern city in years, prompting the National Guard to be called in to restore order. The film will be shown at the Rochester Museum and Science Center’s Eisenhart Auditorium. Admission is free.
The Flying Squirrel Community Space will host a talk by environmental activist Peg Millett at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23. Millett attempted to
stop development that threatened American Indian spiritual grounds near the Grand Canyon. Her talk will be held at 285 Clarissa Street. Donations of $5 or more suggested.
Changes to flood insurance
The Town of Penfield will host a presentation by Jayme Thomann, senior planner at the Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council, on recent changes to the national flood insurance program. The event is at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 27, at Penfield Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Avenue.
Sustainable food supply discussion
The Abundance Cooperative Market will present a talk by Patty Love at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22. Love, a sustainable food advocate, will talk about Rochester’s Lots of Food program, which plants and main-
tains free food gardens in urban neighborhoods. Her talk will be held at School Without Walls, 480 Broadway.
Talk about the Women’s Equality Act
The First Unitarian Church will host a talk by Zenaida Mendez, president of the National Organization for Women-New York, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22. Mendez will talk about how to counter the far right’s anti-abortion agenda and access to birth control. Mendez will also talk about passing the New York State Women’s Equality Act. The event will be held at 220 Winton Road South.
Dining True Brit The Old Toad 277 ALEXANDER ST. 232-2626, THEOLDTOAD.COM MONDAY-FRIDAY 11:30 A.M.-2 A.M., SATURDAY NOON-2 A.M., SUNDAY 5 P.M.-2 A.M. [ REVIEW ] BY LAURA REBECCA KENYON
I’m not generally a fan of bars, but I am a fan of The Old Toad. Why is that? There is beer on the menu, but you won’t find Budweiser. You can get a meal, and it actually tastes good. There are singles looking to hook up, but there are also couples in their 60s, and Eastman students getting ready for trivia night. So The Old Toad is a bar, but one that provides a quality, down-to-earth experience to people from all walks of life. A traditional British pub that bills itself as “a pub from over there, over here,” The Old Toad has more than 250 beers to choose from: on tap, in bottles, and in casks. There are hard ciders, too, along with a host of scotches, whiskeys, bourbons, wines, and ports. You can spend a good long time considering just the drink offerings. If you can’t make a decision, the waiters — many of them students from the United Kingdom — will help point you in the right direction. The food menu is filled with the kinds of staples you’d expect at a British pub. There is nothing fancy or fussy to be found — that’s the point — but there are a few flourishes. The burger special rotates weekly; on a recent visit, a turkey-cranberry burger ($11), served with a side of fries, was topped with brie and mixed greens. Turkey burgers can be dry and bland, but this patty was moist and tender, with the dried cranberries providing pockets of sweet tartness. The mild brie added richness, and the bun was soft with a thin, light crust. The fish in the fish and chips (large $12.50; small $8) is haddock; it is firm but tender, with a delicate flake and opaque whiteness. If you taste the fish without its breading, you’ll notice a slight fishy taste. Haddock should be gently sweet; this is a minor flaw in the dish as a whole. The batter is made with the Old Toad’s Nut Brown ale, lending the coating a light malt flavor. Once fried, it puffs up, and turns crisp and light. The oil fries the batter but not the fish, which steams inside its shell of a coating. The chips — what we call fries — are thickly cut. When they’re done well, they’re
crisp on the outside, soft in the middle, and ready to be doused in malt vinegar or dipped in ketchup. On occasion, they’re limp with too much grease. With the fish and chips comes a choice of garden or mushy peas. This is a nobrainer: go for the mushy peas. Mashed like potatoes, with a few untouched peas thrown in for texture, these are creamy and sweet. There’s a hint of something extra, too — maybe mint, a traditional addition. If so, it’s subtly done at the Toad. Shepherd’s pie ($12) is filling and comforting, the kind of meal to eat on a cold winter’s night. Ground beef — not lamb, as might be found in an Irish version — and vegetables are mixed with gravy, and topped with a thin layer of mashed potatoes. It’s then covered — and I do mean covered — in cheddar cheese that browns at the edges. The toasted spots cling to side of the oval casserole dish, and leave you something to pick on after you’ve polished off the rest. This is also served with fries, and a few “let’s brighten up the plate a bit” steamed vegetables that should be left as decoration. For those avoiding meat, there are several options on the menu. The curried chickpea burger served with fries ($9.50) is especially good. It has a surprising kick, incorporating jalapeno into the burger and chipotle peppers into the mayo; the pineapple chutney also has a bite. The heat is contrasted with a bit of sweetness: apple and carrot in the patty, as well as the aforementioned pineapple. It’s an interesting and welcome selection on the menu, and wouldn’t be out of place at a gastro pub or American-style bistro. The Old Toad Drunken Cheddar ($5) is a vegetable soup fortified with pale ale and finished with, to quote the menu, “the best extra mature English Cheddar.” Full of chunks of celery, carrot, and onion, it’s a hearty soup, but not a stew or a cream soup. The cheddar’s flavor stands tall, but its appearance does not: there is a curdled look to the broth. Still, it is tasty, and the accompanying wedge of a pale, soft baguette encourages dunking. If there’s a lackluster dish on the menu, it’s the Mayfair ($8). More traditionally known as Welsh rarebit, it’s a blend of cheddar, brown ale, and mustard slathered on slices of bread and grilled until golden brown — essentially an open-face grilledcheese sandwich. When done correctly, Welsh rarebit is fantastic: sharp melted cheese, kicky
mustard, and crunchy buttered bread. At the Old Toad, it’s more like the cheese-topped loaves you can order at a multitude of pizza joints. The soft baguette (the same served with the drunken cheddar soup) doesn’t provide contrast to the softness of the melted cheese. The cheddar and mustard are muted and it’s hard to pick up on the earthiness of the ale. It isn’t bad, it’s just bland. It’s a small misstep in an otherwise solid, reliable menu. The Old Toad is one of those few and far between places that will appeal to a variety of people, without pandering to the lowest common
denominator nor puffing up with pride like a blowfish. You can imagine the kid who turns his nose up at anything more complex than PB&J, the eye-rolling food fancier demanding authenticity (I don’t personally know anyone like that…), the eater whose night out usually means dinner at Applebee’s, and the beer-andspirits snob, each finding something to appreciate and enjoy. To provide that kind of experience is like walking a tightrope, but the Old Toad does it well.
Fish and chips is a popular choice at The Old Toad. If you order it, make sure to go with the delicious mushy peas. PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK rochestercitynewspaper.com
Upcoming [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Life in Color: Unleash Friday, April 11. Main Street Armory, 900 East Main St. $35-$72. 7 p.m. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com [ POP/ROCK ]
Death Cab for Cutie Friday, May 23. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. $25-$39.50. 7 p.m. 758-5330. cmacevents.com
[ POP/ROCK ]
Dave Matthews Band Wednesday, June 11. Darien Lake
PAC, 9993 Allegheny Rd., Darien Center. $40.50-$75. 7 p.m. 599-4641. darienlake.com
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 WATER STREET MUSIC HALL, 204 N. WATER ST. 7 P.M. | $22-$25 | WATERSTREETMUSIC.COM [ ELECTRONIC ] This genre-defying five-piece formed at
Goshen College in Indiana in 1999, and since that time has done everything in its power to prove the uselessness of musical categorization. A peerless approach to instrumental rock has earned Lotus a reputation as one of the country’s most intriguing live acts. Its style layers elements of jazz and funk over a solid foundation of highly danceable electronica, and, in recent years, the band has also drawn comparisons to progressive and post-rock powerhouses such as Broken Social Scene and Tortoise. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR.
Madrigalia SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 ASBURY FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1040 EAST AVE. 7:30 P.M. | $5-$15 | 232-2894, MADRIGALIA.ORG [ CLASSICAL ] With a concert title like “For Better, for
Worse,” you know you are in for music about everything from romance to comedy. From the press release, quoting Madrigalia guest conductor Cary Ratcliff: “This is not a Valentines or wedding-songs program; this is marriage, the big picture.” Madrigalia is a chamber ensemble, which performs choral music, and is now in its 36th season. — BY PALOMA CAPANNA
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10 CITY JANUARY 22-28, 2014
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22
[ ALBUM REVIEWS ]
Geneseo “Geneseo” TEMPERAMENTAL RECORDINGS temperamentalrecordings.com
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 MEMORIAL ART GALLERY, 500 UNIVERSITY AVE. 7:30 P.M. | $30 SOCIETYFORCHAMBERMUSICROCHESTER.COM
Just leave it to road-weary, hardcore troubadour Mike Brown to come up with a way to give old-time music a space-age aesthetic. Known collectively as Geneseo, Brown and partner Zac De Camp have crafted an epic piece of haunting beauty that sounds something like Calexico or a folky Mazzy Star. It is stark and picturesque, and something you can get lost in fairly easily. The packaging shares in the music’s clever dichotomy of old and new with its eerie antique photos and all the liner notes covered in the same opaque silver film found on lottery tickets. This inventive packaging has earned Geneseo a 2014 Grammy nomination. Honestly, this disc could come in a dirty paper bag and still come off elegant. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ CLASSICAL ] The Society for Chamber Music chose
Society for Chamber Music
well for its first concert of the new year. Eastman School of Music professor of guitar, frequent recitalist and recording artist, and all-around mensch Nicholas Goluses is the soloist for an intriguing program. The gem of the concert might well be Bill Dobbins’s tasty suite of arrangements of tunes by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Wayne Shorter, definitely one of the swingingest pieces ever written for viola and guitar. — BY DAVID RAYMOND
Fat Africa THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVE. 8 P.M. | $6-$8 | 454-2966, BUGJAR.COM [ POP/ROCK ] Rochester’s own Fat Africa delivers lo-fi tunes with a wide variety of settings and sounds. The artist recently released a set of EPs entitled “Past Classics,” a sort of best-hits release. One of those two EPs contains accessible, lo-fi pop music (entitled “Head”); while the other EP contains instrumental, relaxed folk tunes (entitled “Heart”). Because of the disparity between the styles of both EPs, it’s hard to know exactly what to expect out of a Fat Africa show. However, it is clear from both releases that his listeners can expect some beautifully crafted music, regardless of chosen style.
[ BLUES ]
Teressa Wilcox Duo. Dinosaur
Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]
Side-by-Side with the RPO . Kodak Hall at
Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $5. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
“Buddhahood” WORLDTERNATIVE RECORDS reverbnation.com/buddhahood
Buddhahood’s new pleasure platter may be an EP, but it packs a steady groove and wallop over the span of its five corpulent tracks. The album opens with the reserved groove of the Tony Cavagnaropenned “Perfect Light” before funking it up with the somewhat nasty instrumental “(Going To See) Dr.B.” “Zydeco” is more of the jubilance we’ve come to expect from this legendary local band. There’s even one for the dancing-in-yourunderwear crowd with another Cavagnaro gem, “Biggie.” “Freight Train” closes the party with Buddhahood’s excellent command of the one drop. This album is a cool, mellow-down affair and isn’t nearly as dangerous as the band is live. But it still reels in the smiles as it tempts you to get up and get down. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Amanda Ashley. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-2925544. stickylipsbbq.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free.
DJ Reign and Ladies Night. Captain’s Attic, 37 Charlotte St. 546-8885. Call for info. DJ Adam. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. Call for info. House DJ. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 2708570. richmondstavern.com. 8 p.m. Free. Ladies Nite: High Heels and Mini Skirts New Wave Wednesdays. Club Clarissas,
293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. 10 p.m. 21+. Call for info. Teen Set 45 Party. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Free. Why Not Wednesday. Eclipse Bar & Grill, 374 Thurston Rd. 502-922-6567. 10 p.m. Call for info. Y Not Wednesday w/DJ ET. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 2325650. venurochester.com. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
FEATURES, REVIEWS, CHOICES, & CONCERTS
— BY LEAH CREARY
Faculty Artist Series - Bob Sneider, jazz guitar and Paul Hofmann, piano. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $10. continues on page 12
EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS MusicLine:
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 FACULTY ARTIST SERIES – BOB SNEIDER, JAZZ GUITAR AND PAUL HOFMANN, PIANO Music of Powell, Corea, Silver, Ellington, and Evans Hatch Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets $10 general public (free with U/R ID) FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 GUEST RECITAL – COMALA IN COLLABORATION WITH PUSH PHYSICAL THEATRE Featuring Alia Musica and
Eastman Broadband Ensemble Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 general public ($10 with U/R ID)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 FACULTY ARTIST SERIES – ENRICO ELISI, PIANO Music of Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, and more Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m. Tickets $10 general public (free with U/R ID) MONDAY, JANUARY 27 EASTMAN WIND ORCHESTRA MARK DAVIS SCATTERDAY, CONDUCTOR Music of Shostakovich/Hunsberger, Mackey, and Arnold/Paynter
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m. Free TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 FACULTY ARTIST SERIES – MIKHAIL KOPELMAN, VIOLIN Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 and Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets $10 general public (free with U/R ID)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE MARK DAVIS SCATTERDAY, CONDUCTOR Music of Schwantner, Maslanka, and more Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m. Free
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 The Reactions Final Show w/ Michael Vadala Trio. Bug Jar,
real significance, hopefully reaching out to others, expressing our own view, our own sense of what’s right and wrong. Your songwriting seems reactionary to social and political injustice.
Yes, it is. It just hurts to see it. But what would you write about if everything were alright?
I’m not even going to answer that question, because it’s not. Let’s talk about what is. How has your music changed over the years? How has it remained the same?
Every song on politically oriented rock ‘n’ roll artist Garland Jeffreys’ last album was recorded in just one take. PHOTO PROVIDED
Rock ’n’ roll soul Garland Jeffreys THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 8:30 P.M. | $25 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM GARLANDJEFFREYS.COM [ INTERVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
Garland Jeffreys is a rock ’n’ roll poet with a gentle soul. He’s a reactionary, a musical voice for the voiceless with a swaggering street narrative running through it all. He has had nominal hits with songs like 1973’s “Wild in the Streets” and has rubbed elbows with contemporaries like Lou Reed, David Johansen, Dr. John, John Cale, and Bruce Springsteen. At 70, Jeffreys still tours and churns out music, is active in his community, and raises money for charities like Parkinson’s disease through the Light of Day Foundation. He has released 14 albums on his own and has appeared on countless compilations, including 2011’s “Occupy This Album: 99 Songs for the 99 Percent.” No matter which cause or issue Jeffreys is attached, his music is couched in straight-up rock ’n’ roll intoned with a side of vocal soul and cool. We gave Jeffreys a jingle to discuss working with Lou Reed, if things are alright, and laying it down in the studio in one take. He was utterly charming. An edited transcript of our conversation follows. 12 CITY JANUARY 22-28, 2014
CITY: So you’ve been busy… Garland Jeffreys: The last two albums
I’ve done, “The King of In Between” and “Truth Serum,” were done almost back-toback. I haven’t done that in a long time. And I’m starting now thinking about a new album. I’m on the road, I’m playing a lot. So I’m very productive at 70 years old.
I think it’s consistent in the sense of wanting to examine, draw attention to, and investigate certain ideas; being a supporter of change in certain ways. One of the things I’m interested in these days… where I live, in the city, there are a lot of elderly in the community and I’m looking out for them; talking, saying a few words. A lot of them know me. I’ve always been interested somewhat in the lives of others and helping to improve them in certain ways. You’re currently traveling and performing with a trio. What is your favorite type of live line-up?
I like a four-piece back-up band, but I’ll play under any circumstances. I mean, I grew up singing a cappella on street corners. I like guitar, bass, drums, keys. I like rockin’ out with that.
You were friends with the late Lou Reed.
Yes. We went to Syracuse together back in the day. We were best friends. The man was a great guy who was insistent on doing something that was off the average, away from the usual — a groundbreaker. The things he wrote about, the things that were significant to him. How did Reed influence you?
I would say he influenced me by taking more chances than most people. We met in 1961 — it was an over-50-year friendship, and we had a lot of contact over those years. There were a lot of things Lou did that other people couldn’t do. Lou wasn’t the greatest singer in the world, he didn’t have the greatest voice, but it didn’t stop him. He invented, in a way, certain approaches. He really stepped out there. Everybody wants a little commercial success, but that wasn’t his focus — as it’s not my focus. The focus is to write songs with real heart and soul, real meaning and
With your latest album, “Truth Serum,” each track was recorded in one take, vocals included. That’s amazing. Was that your goal or did you just luck-out?
That’s what I shoot for. I’m looking for a vocal that’s live to the track as opposed to overdubbing the vocal. I don’t like that; it loses something. I’ve found it really gains something when you just sing the song while the band is playing. There’s a connection. We’re all being recorded at the same time and it’s an event. When all is said and done, what will they say about Garland Jeffreys?
I’m not ready to give you my epitaph yet, man. I’m sorry. I’m just not there.
219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $7-$9. The Swooners. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Italian American Karaoke. Italian
American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 5948882. iaccrochester.org. 7:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Mayfield’s Pub. Mayfield’s Pub, 669 N. Winton Rd. 288-7199. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Sanibel Cottage. Sanibel Cottage, 1517 Empire Blvd. Webster. 671-9340. sanibelcottage.net. 6 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett. Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lakeshore Drive. Canandaigua. 905-0222. Joseandwillys.com. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke Wednesdays. Renaissance Cafe & Lounge, 719 S. Plymouth Ave. 451-1000. 8 p.m. Free. [ OPEN MIC ]
Open Acoustic Mic Night w/ Mandy. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35
N. Main St. Fairport. 388-0136. shortsfairport.com. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mic at Jeffrey’s. Jeffrey’s, 3115 E. Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 486-4937. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Open Mic Jam Boulder Alexander St.. Boulder Coffee
Co., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Open Mic w/Steve West. Muddy Waters Coffee House, 53 Main St. Geneseo. 2439111. mwcoffeehouse.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ] Haewa. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
Grrr!. Little Theatre Café, 240
East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free.
Teena Pallini, Peter Pallini, Mark Balestra. Richmond’s
Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern. com. 8 p.m. Free. Salsa Night. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. $5-$10. Scottish Session. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 3489091. mcgrawsirishpub.com. 7 p.m. Free. Teagan & Lou. The Titus Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 2705365. titustavern.com. 6 p.m. Call for info.
[ BLUES ]
The Skeleton keys. Dinosaur
Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Free.
The White Hots. Bistro 135,
135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
[ CLASSICAL ]
Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts. First
Univeralist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free.
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] DJ Matt. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. Call for info. DJ Mikey. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex.com. Call for info.
Floorwax: Thursday Night Dance Craze. Lux Lounge, 666 South
Ave. 232-9030. lux666.com. 10 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Panorama. Panorama Night Club & Sports Bar, 730 Elmgrove Rd. 2472190. 9 p.m. Free. Thirsty Thursday’s. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. tcrileysparkpoint.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Thursday Night Shakedown. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. Free.
Tiki Thursdays: Shotgun Music DJ. McGhan’s Pub, 11
W. Main St. Victor. 924-3660. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tilt-a-Whirl Drag Show.. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook.com/Tiltnightclub. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $3. For the Love Thursdays. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 2225683. 10 p.m. 18+. $3-$12. [ 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. The D’Jangoners. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9 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. 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 Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. Soul Express. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 2326090. panevinoristorante.com. 8 p.m. Free.
Karaoke at Willow Inn. Willow Inn, 428 Manitou Rd. Hilton. 392-3489. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Brickwood Grill. Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. 730-8230. brickwoodgrill.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s,
485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ PineappleJacks. 9 p.m. Free.
Karaoke Night w/Debbie Randyn. Pittsford Pub, 60 N.
Main St. Pittsford. 586-4650. thepittsfordpub.com. 9:30 p.m. Free.
Let Your Voice Be Heard Karaoke. Club Clarissas, 293
Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info. Karaoke w/George. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Shotgun Music. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main St. Victor. 924-3660. Free. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. Fairport. 388-0136. shortsfairport.com. 10 p.m. Free. Karoake w/Cyd Scarlett. Victor Village Inn, 34 East Main Street. Victor. 925-5025. 8:30 p.m. Call for info.
Sushioke: Karaoke hosted by Mark Lembroke. Banzai Sushi
& Cocktail Bar, 682 South Ave. 473-0345. banzairochester.com. 10 p.m. Free. [ OPEN MIC ]
Open Mic Jam Boulder Park Ave.. Boulder Coffee Co.,
739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Spot Coffee Open Mic. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. 6134600. spotcoffee.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
Fat Africa w/Wholesale Kids, Sunny Union. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. $6-$8. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Garland Jeffreys. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8:30 p.m. $25.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Frankie & Jewels. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 2561000. 140alex.com. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. Johnny Bauer. Lucky’s Irish Bar Chili, 3240 Chili Ave. 889-1005. 9 p.m. Call for info. Lake Effect. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free.
Pan de Oro. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Peter House, Eyeway. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free. Ryan Sutherland. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]
Gap Mangione New Blues Band. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa,
199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Key Dreamers. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. Natalie B Band. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Steve Grills & The Roadmasters w/Jumbo Shrimp.
Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 5 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]
Comala in collaboration with PUSH Physical Theatre.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. esm. rochester.edu. 8 p.m. $10-$15. RPO: Dancing and Romancing. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $15-$92. [ COUNTRY ]
Meet the Artist Concert Series! ELDAR
Tues. Feb 11th • 7:30pm Tickets: $25 Athena Performing Arts Center
Wed. March 26th • 7:00pm Tickets: $20 Greece Olympia High School Auditorium
Tickets can be purchased online at www.jazz901.org and by calling 585-966-2660
When did you first learn the value of a good mechanic? Probably on your first visit here! If you are a Craig Autometrics orphan, you’ll find a home here. If you’re getting beat-up by pot holes, and you are, see us for alignments, shocks, struts, tires and wheels.
The Buddy Hart Band. Sandra’s Saloon, 276 Smith St. 585-2856786. 9 p.m. Free. Goodness. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. $3-$5. Zac Brown Tribute Band. Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 924-3232. fingerlakesracetrack.com. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour.
Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. DJ Bac Spin. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. venurochester. com. 8 p.m. Call for info.
Aggy Dune, Ambrosia Salad, Miss Darienne Lake, Kasha Davis, and DJ Blake. 140 Alex
Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex.com. Call for info. DJ Energon. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. continues on page 14
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The Extreme Graphix Rover’s Holiday Hangover 2014. Main Street Armory,
Femme Fatale Fridays Ladies Night ft. DJ Divine.
900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com. 5:30 p.m. $10-$30.
Renaissance Cafe & Lounge, 719 S. Plymouth Ave. (585) 451-1000. 9 p.m. Free.
The Fabulous Richmond’s House Band w/Jeff Cosco, Dino. Richmond’s Tavern, 21
Fresh Meat Fridays w/Samantha Vega, DJ Mighty Mic. Tilt
Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 4 p.m. Free.
Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook. com/Tiltnightclub. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. Lube After Dark. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 6979464. quakersteakandlube.com/ Rochester_NY. 9:30 p.m. Free.
Make Em Sweat Fridays: Make Em Dance Edition ft. DJ 6:30, Nick Kage. Club Network, 420
Central Ave. 232-1390. 10 p.m. Guys free until 10:30 p.m., girls free until 11:30 p.m. 21+.
A Nightmare after Christmas: Tim Burton Theme Night. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. Call for info.
Photo Shoot Fridaze ft. Nick Kage. T Jay’s Lounge, 622 Lake Ave. 10 p.m. 21+. $5-$10.
Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa
Ultra Lounge, 235 W. Ridge Rd. 254-1050. lacopaultralounge. com. 10 p.m. Free. Rochester Chip Night. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. $3-$5.
Facelife Fridays ft. Aggy Dune, Ambrosia Salad, Darienne Lake, and Kasha Davis. 140 Alex Bar
& Grill, 140 Alexander St. 2561000. 140alex.com. 11 p.m. & midnight. Call for info. Trancesend and Victor Gig. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 2225683. 10 p.m. 21+, 18+ after 2 a.m. $6-$20. [ JAZZ ]
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. Kristopher Sullivan Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 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. Mike Pappert. 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. Rhythm Dogs. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free.
Mad Cow Tippers w/The Televisionaries. Monty’s Krown,
AMERICANA | DRIFTWOOD
If one thing can be taken from Binghamton-based string band Driftwood, it’s that it is OK to be just a string band — a goddamned good one at that. So many bands that sail Americana waters seem afraid to let go and let it be. They apparently feel obligated to rope in some of that rock ‘ n’ roll wooby. Driftwood is different; the acoustic quartet latches on by letting go. Sure, there’s a contemporary freshness and fragrance arising from Driftwood’s self-titled third CD, as well as the stages it haunts. But there’s also a timeless melancholy floating within its antiquity. It’s both lonely and lovely.
Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135
Lake Rd. Pultneyville. 315589-4512. pultneyvillegrill.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke w/Cody. Nashvilles,
4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 5 p.m. Free.
Karaoke at Flaherty’s Webster. Flaherty’s Webster,
1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 6710816. flahertys.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke w/Andy. Sunset Lanes, 1317 Chili Ave. 585235-1350. 9 p.m. Free.
Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s,
485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ PineappleJacks. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke by Dan & Sherri. Barnard Restaurant & Party House, 360 Maiden Ln. 6631250. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett!. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N. Goodman St. 266-3570. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/Krazy George. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. Fairport. 388-0136. shortsfairport.com. 10 p.m. Free.
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Rochester Original Music Series ft. The Dan Eaton Band, Woody Dodge, The Heroic Enthusiasts. Zeppa Auditorium, German House, 315 Gregory St. 5636241. 7 p.m. $5.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
Café, 2555 Baird Rd. Penfield. 348-9022. mooseberrycafe.com. 6 p.m. Call for info.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Acoustic Brew. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 671-0816. flahertys.com. Call for info. Connie Deming. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. The Dady Brothers. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 3489091. mcgrawsirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free.
[ R&B ]
The David Mayfield Parade w/The Kalob Griffin Band.
Driftwood plays Saturday, January 25, 9:30 p.m. at Sticky Lips Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Road. $10. stickylipsbbq.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE The Russell Fielder Quartet.
875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 9 p.m. Call for info. Mesh. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ PineappleJacks. 10 p.m. Call for info. Push. T.C. Hooligans, 134 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 2257180. 9:30 p.m. Call for info.
[ OPEN MIC ]
Open Mic Night. Mooseberry
The Mid Month Mixer. Captain’s
Attic, 37 Charlotte St. (678) 2503793. 5poimtentertainment.com. 8 p.m. $10-$15. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
DJ Ras Courtney, Freak a Nature w/Pickled Brain from Outer Space. Abilene Bar & Lounge,
153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 6 p.m. $5. [ POP/ROCK ]
AMINAL Album Release w/Pony Hand, Scope & Figure, and People Can Be More Awesome.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8. Bangarang. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 6633375. nolasweb.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Blue Brick Recording Benefit ft. White Woods, The Whale and the Warbler. Firehouse Saloon,
814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 21+. Call for info. Cypher Live. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 North Chestnut St. 454-3367. 6:30 p.m. $3-$5.
Devyn Merrit Benefit Show ft. Revolution Theory. Nashvilles,
4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 5:30 p.m. Free.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9 p.m. $15.
Driftwood CD Release Party. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-2925544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. $10. J. Schnitt. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Landmark. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Mustard’s Retreat. Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave. Penfield. rochestercrc.org. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]
Industrial Blues Band.
The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. Joe Beard. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. Teagan & The Tweeds. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free.
[ CLASSICAL ]
Madrigalia: For Better, For Worse: Music about Marriage.
Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave. 2711050. madrigalia.org. 7:30 p.m. $5-$15. Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave. 271-1050. 7:30 p.m. $5-$15. RPO: Dancing and Romancing. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $15-$92. [ COUNTRY ]
Divided by Zero. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. Roses & Revolutions. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 2326090. panevinoristorante.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Special Blend. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. The White Hots. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Lake Rd. Pultneyville. 315589-4512. pultneyvillegrill.com. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke at 140 Alex. 140 Alex
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Blue Label Saturdays ft. DJ Andy Fade and DJ Bobby Base.
Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. Call for info. DJ Big Reg. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. venurochester. com. 10 p.m. Call for info.
Aggy Dune, Ambrosia Salad, Miss Darienne Lake, Kasha Davis, and DJ Blake. 140 Alex
Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex.com. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8.
he 140 Alex Cabaret ft. Poison Waters, DJ Solid Bear. 140 Alex
Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex.com. 11:30 p.m. Call for info.
Jameson Alexander, Rob Morley. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 222-5683. 10 p.m. 21+, 18+ after 2 a.m. $6-$20. La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook.com/ Tiltnightclub. 10 p.m. Call for info. One Dance Troupe. Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 924-3232. fingerlakesracetrack.com. Call for info. Poke Dem Saturdays ft. Team Lion Paw, The Money Green Theme, Nick Kage, and Wavey. Trinities Restaurant, 36 W. Main St. 319-4047. 10 p.m. $5-$10. Saturday Night Ladies Night. BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 247-0079. blurochester.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Beau Ryan. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Free. 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. Madeline Forster. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6:30 p.m. Free.
Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex.com. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Andy. Sunset Lanes, 1317 Chili Ave. 585235-1350. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett!. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N. Goodman St. 266-3570. 10 p.m. Kick-Ass Karaoke. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ] Catch 22. T.C. Hooligans, 134 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 2257180. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. Commotion. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern. com. 8 p.m. Free. Five-0. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 6633375. nolasweb.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Hall Pass. Empire Bar & Grill, 1011 State Route 31. Macedon. 986-3663. empirebarandgrill. com. 10 p.m. Call for info.
Hate Machine 20th Anniversary Reunion. Montage Music Hall,
50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 6:30 p.m. $7-$9. Hey Mabel. McKenzie’s Irish Pub, 3685 W. Henrietta Rd. 3348970. mckenziesirishpub.com. 9 p.m. Free.
Pink Elephant w/Why The Wires, Thanks Bastards, and Gunner Stahl Public. Firehouse
Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. 21+. Call for info.
Post-Christmas Shitty-Weather Punk Extravaganza, ft.: The Results w/The Anti-Bodies, House Majority, Sexy Teenagers, and Ivy’s Panic Room. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
Tryst. Pineapple Jack’s,
485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ PineappleJacks. 9 p.m. Call for info.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
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. Traditional Irish Music Session. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 5 p.m. Free.
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Magic City Monday’s. Louie’s
Cordial’s Lounge, 392 Lyell Ave. 254-2844. 7 p.m. $5 before 10 p.m. [ JAZZ ]
Alphonso Williams. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free.
[ CLASSICAL ]
Compline. Christ Church,
141 East Ave. 454-3878. christchurchrochester.org. 9 p.m. Free, donations accepted. If Music Be the Food... Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. 271-6513. thirdpresbyterian.org. 7:30 p.m. Food donations accepted.
RPO OrKIDstra: Russian Fairy Tales. Hochstein Performance
Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 4544596. hochstein.org. 2 p.m. $10-$15.
Society for Chamber Music in Rochester: Nicholas Goluses and friends. Memorial Art
Gallery, 500 University Ave. 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. 7:30 p.m. $30. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Boasy Sundaze. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info.
Ship Wrecked Sunday’s ft. DJ Trancesend. Captain’s Attic, 37
Charlotte St. 546-8885. 21+. Call for info.
Tequila Sundays ft. DJ Andy Fade. Flat Iron Café, 561 State
[ OPEN MIC ]
Dave McGrath Open Mic.
Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 8 p.m. Free. Open Jam at Thirsty Frog. Thirsty Frog, 511 East Ridge Rd. 7305285. 1thirstyfrog.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
Lovin’ Cup Idol: Live Auditions. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. Call for info.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Jim Lane. The Titus Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 270-5365. titustavern. com. 7 p.m. Free. Potpourri Jam Concert. Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Winton Rd. 244-8585. twelvecorners.org. 7:30 p.m. $5. [ BLUES ]
St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. 10 p.m. Call for info.
Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info.
[ JAZZ ]
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Bill Slater Solo Piano. Woodcliff
Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa. com. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett. Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lakeshore Drive. Canandaigua. 905-0222. Joseandwillys.com. 8:30 p.m.
[ R&B ] LPs. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
Buckets (Rochester Return Show) w/Cottage Jefferson, Lamby, Skirts, and Cult Classic.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $7-$9.
Polar Plunge Icebreaker: Official Pre-Plunge Party.
Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ PineappleJacks. 3 p.m. $5.
MONDAY, JANUARY 27 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Tickle Your Inkus. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.
2 Reason Tuesdays w/DJ Zio.
Nathaniel’s Pub, 251 Exchange Boulevard. 232-8470. Call for info. Free. DJ Ghetto Blaster. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info. DJ Kathy. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. Call for info.
Tuesday Americano w/Bobby Base. Flat Iron Café, 561 State
St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Roses & Revolutions. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa. com. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Debbie Randyn. Richmond’s
Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern. com. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke at 140 Alex. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex.com. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Tina P. MicGinny’s, 2246 E River Rd. 247-7770 . micginnys.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
ROCK | J. RODDY WALSTON
Back in June of last year, me and a pile of music fans piled into CMAC to be illuminated by The Lumineers. I was there to see Richmond, Virginia’s J. Roddy Walston and the Business. With a hint of N’awlins swagger and sweet heat, Walston and his ragged denim crew gave the crowd the business, slaying the damp and shivering hipster dragon with some down-home, rough-and-raw rock ‘n’ roll. Walston’s voice was amazingly soulful but lacked the oft-overwrought trappings of a soul-singer as he swept the piano keys with long hair and nimble fingers. J. Roddy Walston, Switchfoot, Manchester Orchestra, Blue October, and Man Man play Rover’s Holiday Hangover, Friday, January 24, 5:30 p.m. at Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. $10-$30. rochestermainstreetarmory.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE [ POP/ROCK ]
Pink Elephant w/Radiator Hospital, Thoroughbred. Bug
Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $7-$9.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Joe Baia. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa. com. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]
Foodlink Event with The Blues Poisers. Johnny’s Irish
Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. Call for info. Sarah Horner Duo. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Ladies Nite: High Heels and Mini Skirts New Wave Wednesdays. Club Clarissas,
293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. 10 p.m. 21+. Call for info. Teen Set 45 Party. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Free. Why Not Wednesday. Eclipse Bar & Grill, 374 Thurston Rd. 502-922-6567. 10 p.m. Call for info. Y Not Wednesday w/DJ ET. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 2325650. venurochester.com. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Night Trane. Bistro 135,
135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
Emma Ate the Lion w/Blue Lazerz. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
Grrr!. Little Theatre Café, 240
East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Lotus. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic.com. 7 p.m. $22-$25.
DJ Reign and Ladies Night. Captain’s Attic, 37 Charlotte St. 546-8885. Call for info. DJ Adam. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. Call for info. House Dj. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 2708570. richmondstavern.com. 8 p.m. Free. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 15
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[ FEATURE ] BY PALOMA CAPANNA
For many teenagers in Mexico, the book “Pedro Páramo” by Juan Rulfo is required reading. But for Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, the story became more than homework; it became an obsession. Over the years, he read and re-read it, until it became a part of his consciousness. Zohn-Muldoon has poured decades into his dream of creating an original musical work inspired by “Pedro Páramo,” and his efforts garnered a Pulitzer nomination along the way. As he says, “I’m hoping by now it’s pretty much done. It’s too many years…” On January 24, Zohn-Muldoon’s work, titled “Comala,” finally comes to Rochester, in a production including Eastman BroadBand, Alia Musica, and PUSH Physical Theatre. The performance
will mark the end of a short tour at various venues in the United States and Mexico, including at the Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico. Zohn-Muldoon is an associate professor and chair of the composition department at the Eastman School of Music. Like the central character in “Pedro Páramo,” which is set in the small Mexican town of Comala, Zohn-Muldoon has been on something of a journey to bring his dream to fruition. His work on “Comala” began in the mid-1990’s, when he met with a theater director who tried to dissuade him, saying “Pedro Páramo” wasn’t opera material because it wasn’t a straightforward drama. As Zohn-Muldoon admits, “This was a very particular book; everyone is pretty much dead.” Zohn-Muldoon explains that the book starts with a first-person narrator, who, mid-way through the book, reveals that he is dead. “It’s completely unexpected,” says Zohn-Muldoon. “You entered this book through his perspective, but then you realize it wouldn’t have mattered whether you entered through him or any other character’s perspective because they were already dead, too.”
With these challenges in mind, ZohnMuldoon began composing with an approach that uses singing to give voice to the dead characters contrasted against the spoken word used for the living characters, and he allows for physical movement to extend the expression into a multi-dimensional visual experience. Zohn-Muldoon used the text precisely as written by Rulfo, finding it so beautiful that it was “impossible” to translate. Although the piece is billed as a “scenic cantata,” the conversation with ZohnMuldoon gives more the impression of “opera” for its foreign language, staging, and emotional components. What Americans consider a sharp line between life and death does not inhibit Zohn-Muldoon’s creative abilities. “In Mexico, the whole notion of death is seen with more humor,” says Zohn-Muldoon. “The Day of the Dead is a very celebratory time. In some areas of Mexico, people go and have a meal at the graveyard near the tomb of a relative. They even make the favorite dish of the person to reconnect with one’s collective memory.” continues on page 18
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. “A Sense of Peace.” Through Feb 23. TuesSat 12-6 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. Receptions Fri Jan 31, 8;30 p.m., and Fri Feb 7, 5-9 p.m. 4821976. email@example.com. imagecityphotographygallery. com. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E Henrietta Rd. “Good Work: The Illustration Art Invitational.” Through Feb 20. Curated by David Cowles and Kathy Calderwood. Reception Jan 24, 7-9 p.m. 292-2021. monroecc. edu/go/mercer/. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. “Insight: The Inner Nature of Things.” Through Mar 7. Curated by artist Elizabeth Lyons and featuring the work of sculptors Francesca Lalanne, Mahine Rattonsey, Kate Roberts, and Jennifer Schinzing. Sun and Tues-Thu noon-5 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-8 p.m. Reception Jan 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 3895073. naz.edu/art/arts-centergallery. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Patricia Tribastone and Ray Hassard. Through Mar 1. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception Feb 1, 5-7 p.m. 2715885. oxfordgallery.com. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. “(En) Gendered Juried Art.” Art & Music Library. Through Feb 27. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. rochester. edu/college/wst. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. “Andrew Au: Life Industries,” and “Amy Cheng: Irrational Exuberance.” Through Feb 23. Reception Jan 31, 4-6 p.m. 395-2787. brockport.edu/finearts.
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. 3253145 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. In an array of work created by members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. 374-6160. 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. 546-8439 x3102. Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Hand to Hand.” Through Jan 31. An exhibit featuring the work of the Center’s printmaking, letterpress, and ceramics teachers. Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat Noon5 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. 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. Livingston Arts Center, 4 Murray Hill Dr. Mt. Morris. “An Ideal Spot” bt Amie Alden. Through Feb 1. A photo exhibition of the evolution
of Murray Hill, Mt. Morris by Amie Alden, Livingston County Historian. A special “Murray Hill Reunion” is planned for Sunday, January 26, 1:30 p.m. at Livingston Arts. 243-6785. info@ livingstonarts.org. 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. Reception Jan 11, 4-7 p.m. 315462-0210. mstreetarts@gmail. com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Through Mar 16 continues on page 19
[ CONTINUING ] 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). 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. 288-7170. artisanworks.net. 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. sageartcenter.com/asisgallery/. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. “Shaman-isms: New Ceramic Sculpture by Bill Stewart.” Through Feb 22. 2326030 x23. axomgallery.com. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. Macedon. “Paint, Pastels and Photographs.” Through Feb 28. Work by Mark Smith, Sid Lorraine, and John Cieslinski. 474-4116. email@example.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 17
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The additional advantage ZohnMuldoon may have in pivoting the novel into a modern musical expression is his personal connection to the storyline. “In the book, there is this whole sense of leaving home as the character tries to find out who he is, to find his roots, and dying in the process,” says Zohn-Muldoon. “My father’s side of my family is Jewish. They left for Mexico in 1938, to escape, and eventually my paternal grandmother went mad and ended up institutionalized. It was always very strong on me as a kid to see her like that. When I read the book, I felt very disturbed about someone who is unable to communicate with you.” And yet what Zohn-Muldoon found in his own journey with Rulfo’s work was a place where the dead exist in peoples’ memories. “The central question [in ‘Comala’] is one of memory,” says Zohn-Muldoon. “People die. The memory of them remains for many, many years after they’re gone.” Having a clear emotional vision of what he wanted to communicate to an audience was a good beginning, but Zohn-Muldoon also had to deal with the realities of being a composer of a multi-disciplinary new musical work. “I started writing ‘Comala’ when people would ask me for a short piece,” says ZohnMuldoon. “I would take a short passage from the book and I would try to convince the person commissioning the work that this was what the work should be about.” Intending to grow these short works into a larger performance work, Zohn-Muldoon ambitiously agreed in 2001 to mount “Comala” at a festival in Mexico City, even though, as Zohn-Muldoon admits, “I only had five scenes finished.” And it wasn’t just that Zohn-Muldoon was on a hard deadline to complete the
work. A key musician ended up not making the performance. The festival was shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks, and, although the percussionist had a green card, he was of Cuban origin and the Mexican government would not permit him entry. “We had to go ahead with the performance, so the ensemble distributed the percussion amongst themselves…it was just insane,” says Zohn-Muldoon. After the festival, Zohn-Muldoon started spending the “endless hours of slaving over a desk” to bring his vision forward. He also started working with several different dance choreographers. It wasn’t until he contacted Rochester-based PUSH Physical Theatre that Zohn-Muldoon found what he had envisioned taking place on the stage to enhance the music. Darren Stevenson, co-artistic director for PUSH, says he agreed to the project even before hearing the music. “Ricardo’s desire to collaborate is what originally drew me into the project,” says Stevenson. “I’m used to the composer being God, but Ricardo even changed a few bars of the music because of the movement — that just never happens.” Stevenson says that PUSH is a unique group, and uses the word “movement” more than “dance” when he is speaking. “Our movement tends to be narrative. We’re used to performing with no lyrics, no words, just our bodies,” says Stevenson. “We want the audience to be able to know who is who and how the characters relate to each other from start to finish.” For “Comala,” PUSH’s choreography extends to interact with the singers and musicians. Stevenson says that he had not previously worked with new-music musicians to know that they do “musical athletics,” which added to the challenge of depicting living and dead characters.
“We had been rehearsing to recorded music,” says Stevenson. “When I saw the musicians actually playing their instruments, I was blown away by the physicality of what they were doing. They were doing things that seemed impossible on paper.” Stevenson says, “We really wanted to create choreography that didn’t overwhelm the musicians, so we brought them into the choreography at certain points, and then at others we decided we didn’t even need the dancers on stage.” With approximately 30 instruments and several singers required by the score, Zohn-Muldoon was already exploring, in his own words, “sounds from instruments that don’t seem physically connected to the instruments, looking for what lies hidden.” Here, too, Zohn-Muldoon veers from what we see of a person through our eyes and delves into the human condition. “What I am trying to do with the music is to share how the book moved me,” says Zohn-Muldoon. “That’s the power of art. It captures not just the record of someone, but the feelings of someone. It’s hard to open up, really. There’s an element of exhaustion that allows you to let it all out. When you want to make something that has artistic value, you have to open up. It’s about moving people — somehow.” The January 24 production will feature Tony Arnold, soprano, and Rob Frankenberry, tenor. Federico Garcia will conduct. The evening will begin with instrumental ensembles presenting world premieres of two works by Alia Musica composers: “Recitative Framment” by John Arrigo-Nelson and “Un Re in Ascolto” by Federico Garcia. Also included are “5 Haiku” by Michael Fiday and “Guitango” by Zohn-Muldoon.
ART | “GOOD WORK: THE ILLUSTRATION ART INVITATIONAL”
Illustrators vary greatly in how they solve the problem of storytelling, each striving to create attention-grabbing and memorable imagery. This week, an exhibition opens at Mercer Gallery (Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Road) to spotlight the work of 57 internationally known illustrators. Each artist was invited to present his or her personal favorite illustration that he/she has ever created. The show is curated by (and also features) postmodern painter Kathy Calderwood, and illustrator and animator David Cowles, whose work (and that of his two artistic kids) is also currently featured at Record Archive. “Good Work: The Illustration Art Invitational” opens Friday, January 24, with a reception 7-9 p.m., and continues through February 21. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. Visitors should park in Lot F. For more information, contact gallery director Kathleen Farrell by calling 292-3121, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit monroecc.edu. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Art Exhibits in Grand Gallery: “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Contemporary Japanese Printmakers.” Also 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.” $5-$12. WedSun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. 276-8900. mag.rochester. edu. 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. 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 noon5 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. 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. “AC/DC/CC: An Art Collection by David Cowles, Clayton Cowles, Alison Cowles.” 244-1210. 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. Reception Jan 3, 6-9 p.m. 4614447. spectrumgalleryroc.com. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. Dudes Night Out Presents: Dudes on Tap. 473-0503. tapandmallet.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. Mon-Fri 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.
[ SAT., JANUARY 25 ] Edgerton Model Railroad Club Monthly Open House. Last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St. Free, donations gladly accepted. 428-6769. edgertonmodelrailroadclub.com. Natural Playdough. 11 a.m. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd . Penfield Ages 4-12 Free. 3771982. grossmans.com. Paws and Claws Weekend. Jan. 25-26. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square. Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Check out a mini-zoo of unique animals from Jeff Musial of Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics. Included in museum admission $11-$13, free to kids under 2 and members 263-2700. museumofplay.org.
[ THU., JANUARY 23 ] Rochester Movie Makers 72 Hour Mind2Movie Challenge. 6 p.m. Rochester Community TV (RCTV15), 21 Gorham St. Registered teams have only 72 hours to write, film, edit, and produce a short film utilizing a pre-determined prop, character, and situation. All completed films will be judged by a panel of local filmmakers and will premiere at a red-carpet event at Cinema Theater $25 per team for RMM Members, $40 per team for nonmembers. 325-1238. chris@ rochestermoviemakers.org. rctv15.org. [ FRI., JANUARY 24 ] Exhibition Tour: “Redefining the Multiple.” 2 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Included in gallery admission: $5-$12. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. [ TUE., JANUARY 28 ] Irondequoit Art Club featuring Larry DeKock. 7:30 p.m. Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave irondequoitartclub.org.
Comedy [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] Battle for the Belt 2. 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue Free (585( 328-6000. jokefactorycomedyclub.com. [ THU., JANUARY 23 ] Earl David Reed. Jan. 23-25. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12. 6719080. thecomedyclub.us.
Dance Events [ FRI., JANUARY 24 ] Comala a scenic cantata by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon with PUSH Physical Theatre. 8-10 p.m. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St $10$15 esm.rochester.edu. [ MON., JANUARY 27 ] Boot Camp: The Basics. 7-8:30 p.m. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd Henrietta Geared toward people who have never danced before $5. 334-3030. nashvilles@ live.com. nashvillesny.com. [ TUE., JANUARY 28 ] 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 [ SAT., JANUARY 25 ] Light Works! Wellness & Psychic Faire: Readings, Reiki, Runes and Reflexology. 12:30 p.m. Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. Free admission 621-8794. meetup. com/Light-Works.
[ 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 $20 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
[ SUN., JANUARY 26 ] Science Sunday: Birds. 11 a.m.-3 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. [ TUE., JANUARY 28 ] Nazareth Elementary Open House. 9-11 a.m. & 4-6 p.m. Nazareth Elementary, 1001 Lake Ave. Free 458-3786 x3114. nazarethschools.org.
Lectures [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program Seminar. 3-5 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave. Free, RSVP. 461-1000 x239. dap275@ cornell.edu. mycce.org/. 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: nyfame.org. FLCCconnects.com. Especially for Educators: “Printmaking in Your Classroom” with Elizabeth King Durand. 4:30-7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Free, register. 2768971. mag.rochester.edu. Institute of Popular Music Lecture: “I Am Hip Hop.” 7 p.m. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus. With Margarita Guillory 275-9397. rochester.edu/ popmusic. 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
KIDS | “DISNEY ON ICE: PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE”
Walt Disney’s main mice have been transporting audiences for more than 80 years. This week, Mickey and Minnie — joined by Goofy, Donald, and Daisy — will visit Blue Cross Arena (2 War Memorial Square) to share their journeys through the pride lands of “The Lion King” with Simba, Timon, and Pumba; join Ariel, “The Little Mermaid,” under the sea; soar above London and off to Neverland with Peter Pan and Wendy; and visit Lilo and Stitch in Hawaii. “Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure” combines upbeat music, beloved characters, and figure skating by awardwinning skaters, to create a show for all ages. The show kicks off Wednesday, January 22, at 7 p.m., and will continue Thursday-Friday, January 23-24, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, January 25, at 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m.; and Sunday, January 26, at 1 & 5 p.m. Tickets are $20, and $15 for kids ages 12 and under for all 7 p.m. shows. For more information or to order tickets, call 800-745-3000, or visit ticketmaster.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY 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.” $7-$14. 697-1942. rmsc.org. TEDxFlourCitySalon. 7:30 p.m. The Daily Refresher, 293 Alexander St. Featured speakers: Nancy Allinger of Monroe Milers Jason Barrett of Black Button Distillery. Free, register 3604627. tedxflourcity.com. A Visual History of Slavery in America. 7 p.m. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. Free, register 336-6060. mcgrawbr@ libraryweb.org. [ THU., JANUARY 23 ] Alzheimer’s Association Presents 5th Workshop. 7 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. The Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester is offering its fifth workshop on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease at the Penfield Public Library. This month’s topic “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s” will focus on aging; the diagnostic process; the latest research, and how to connect with the community Free, register. 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. Peg Millett & The Evan Mecham Eco Terrorist International Conspiracy Theory. 6:30-9 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. $5 suggested donation. flyingsquirrel.rocus.org. [ FRI., JANUARY 24 ] MLK Commemorative Address. 6 p.m. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus
Benjamin Todd Jealous, the youngest president in the history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Free. rochester.edu. [ SAT., JANUARY 25 ] Raising Urban Chickens. 11 a.m.-noon. Phillis Wheatley Public Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way 4288212. cityofrochester.gov/ winteradventures. [ SUN., JANUARY 26 ] David Cay Johnston. 4 p.m. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Lecture by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston. $10-$15. gmeforum.org. Lecture: Redefining the Multiple. 2 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. “Setting the Stage” with art historian Lucy Winters Durkin Included in gallery admission: $5-$12. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Opera Talks: Beat the Blahs: The Haskell Rosenberg Memorial Series. 1 p.m Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. Jan 26: Camille Saint-Saens, Samson et Dalila, with Peter Dundas 334-2323. Agneta. Bor email@example.com. operaguildofrochester.org. [ MON., JANUARY 27 ] Opera Lecture & Listening Series. 7 p.m Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Jan 27: Bad Boys: Villains, Drunkards, and Charlatans in Opera, presented by Art Axelrod. Feb 3: Bad Girls in Opera, presented by Carol Crocca Free. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Recent changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. 7 p.m. Penfield Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic continues on page 20
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KIDS | “PETER PAN”
Because of its timeless themes of resisting the reins of this world, the freedom of flight, and meetings with mermaids, Indians, fairies, and pirates, “Peter Pan” has enthralled children (and wistful adults, the original target audience for J. M. Barrie’s book) for more than 100 years. The story first took play form in 1904, and it is still going strong: this week, Webster Theatre Guild will bring the crowing, soaring, swashbuckling sprite and his friends to life. Join the Darling children as Peter whisks them off to Neverland to meet Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and Tiger Lily, and to contend with Captain Hook.
p.m., Mon-Fri noon-1:15 p.m., Fri (16+) 10-11:15 p.m., Sat 5-6:15 p.m. Adult skate Tue-Thu 10:30-11:45 a.m $2-$7.50 4287889. cityofrochester.gov/gvpsc/. Ice Skating. Through March 15. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. Ice rink at 353 Court St. Visit site for complete list of open skate schedules. 428-7541. cityofrochester.gov/mlkmp. Snow Cheap Trail Races. Every other Wednesday Cobbs Hill Park, 100 Norris Drive. 6:45 p.m. registration, 7:15 p.m. race start $12 single race, $50 for all races, register. cityofrochester. gov/winteradventures. [ FRI., JANUARY 24 ] Challenge Night. 5:30 p.m. Rochester Parkour, 121 Lincoln Ave. 3 hours to test your skills and complete as many of our challenges as possible. Points will be awarded that diminish the longer it takes you to complete the challenge. $10, register. 207-7537. rochesterparkour.com.
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[ SAT., JANUARY 25 ] Book Talk: “Before Jackie” by Mary Corey & Mark Harnischfeger. 2 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St. Free liftbridgebooks.com. Winter Reading Series. 5 p.m. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St Brockport Author Rachel Whaley Doll shares work from her book “Exquisit Ordinary” and discusses her upcoming “Beating On The Chest of God.” Free. 3959833. chrissygreenny@gmail. com. differentpathgallery.com/.
[ SAT., JANUARY 25 ] Beginner Birder Trip: Mendon Ponds Park Songbird Trail. 9:30 a.m. Mendon Ponds Park, Douglas Rd. Mendon Meet at visitor’s center on Pond Road near Clover Street Free. 4672474. rochesterbirding.com. Cross Country Skiing. noon. Durand Eastman Park, Zoo Rd. Park at golf course off King’s Highway in front of Jack’s Place 368-0487. huggersskiclub.org. Dr’s Inn & The Firehouse Saloon 7th Annual Bowling Tournament & Pig Roast. noon. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. Bowling Tournament at Clover Lanes. Reguster. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. GVHC Event. 10 a.m. Meet at Irondequoit Hall, Titus Ave. Moderate/hilly 6 mile hike, Durand Park. Free. 730-7143. gvhchikes.org. Saturday Snowshoeing. 1 p.m. Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave $3-$5 336-3035. Serendipity Winter Wonderland Walk. Fourth Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. $3, $10 per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org.
[ TUE., JANUARY 28 ] Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St. Free. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com.
[ SUN., JANUARY 26 ] GVHC Event. 8 a.m. Lincoln Park, Kidd Castle way. Very strenuous/ hilly 5-6 mile hike Free 7211175. gvhchikes.org.
[ WED., JANUARY 29 ] Read with Seymour: “How it All Began” by Penelope Lively. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport. Free. 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb. org.
Performances take place at Webster Thomas High School (800 Five Mile Line Road, Webster) on Saturday-Sunday, January 25-26, at 2 p.m. (interpreted for the deaf on Sunday), Friday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 1, at 2 & 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22, $15 for students and seniors, and $6 for kids up to age 3. Purchase tickets online at webstertheatreguild.org or at Hegedorns (964 Ridge Road, Webster). For more information, call 234-1069. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
[ TUE., JANUARY 28 ] Introduction to Twitter. 7 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Free, register 3408720. penfieldlibrary.org. Tuesday Topics: Emerging Illegal Weapons. 12:12-12:52 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. With Charles Mulham, Jason Zamaloff, and Scott Heagney 428-8325. libraryweb.org. [ WED., JANUARY 29 ] Visit the 10 Best Parks in Western New York. 7 p.m. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd Our area boasts many wonderful parks. Benn Forsyth has selected his ten favorites and will take us on a tour Free, register. 336-6060. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literary Events [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] Young Adult Book Club: “Masque of the Red Death” by Bethany Griffin. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St For ages 15 and up. Mature themes will be discussed. Adults & bloggers welcome Free liftbridgebooks.com. [ THU., JANUARY 23 ] Poems for Lunch. noon. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Free. 428-8375. carol.moldt@ libraryweb.org. libraryweb.org. Pure Kona Open Mic Poetry Series. 7-10 p.m. The Greenhouse Café, 2271
Recreation [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. WedFri 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Suggested donations of 3$ per person, 10$ per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Ice Skating. Through March 31. Genesee Valley Sports Complex, 131 Elmwood Ave. The rink season will run through March 2014 (closing date TBA). Open skate schedule: Sun 2:30-3:45
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[ WED., JANUARY 22 ] Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com. 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. Zenaida Mendez, President of NOW New York State. Free. 512-8801. info@ rochesternow.org. [ THU., JANUARY 23 ] Film: “From Nothing, Something” by Tim Cawley. 7 p.m. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. Q&A with the director
via Skype to follow. Coffee and sweets. Free. 315-462-0210. mainstreetartsgallery.com. [ FRI., JANUARY 24 ] Cypher Live. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 North Chestnut St. Showcase of spoken word, music, dance, and visual art by Rochester youth. $3-$5. 9434325. firstname.lastname@example.org. Film: “Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony.” 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. $5, register 5632145. thebaobab.org. [ SAT., JANUARY 25 ] 7th Annual Seed and Houseplant Swap. 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd Includes talks, swaps, refreshments $15, register. 223-1222 x100. waysidegardencenter.com. “An American in Paris.” 2 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Free popcorn. Free 428-8380. libraryweb.org. East Side Winter Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Indoors at 2555 Baird Rd., Penfield. eastside. email@example.com. Electronics Recycling Fundraiser. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rush-Henrietta Senior High School, 1799 Lehigh Station Rd. 637-8365. info@ sunnking.com. Film: “Day of the Dead.” 9 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. $5-8. thelittle.org. Film: “Great Chicken Wing Hunt.” 7:30 p.m. Ohmann Theater, 70 William St., Lyons. Included in the evening, following the movie, is a “Best of Lyons’ Chicken Wings” contest held in Foxs’ (next door to the theater) $5-$6, plus $5 to participate in tasting/voting. 315-871-4220. lyonsmainstreetprogram@gmail. com. Gala Ball. 5 p.m. Diplomat Party House, 1956 Lyell Ave. $27, register. 271-8669. firstname.lastname@example.org. diplomatbanquetctr.com. Gilda’s Second Chance Prom. 7 p.m. The Penthouse, 1 East Ave. Dance the night away at Gilda’s Second Chance Prom, a new fundraiser to benefit Gilda’s Club Rochester. Cash bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, swag bags, raffle prizes, crowning of King & Queen, and more $55, register. 423-9700. GCR.AssociateBoard@gmail. com. gildas2ndchanceprom. eventbrite.com. Human Library. 1-4 p.m. Central Library, 115 South Ave. 4288350. libraryweb.org 1 p.m. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Free. 428-8350. Rebecca.Fuss@ libraryweb.org. Light Works! Wellness & Psychic Faire. Jan. 25. Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. 10 a.m. Medical Qi Gong with Wendy Smith ($15), 12:30 p.m. Faire begins, 7 p.m. drumming Free admission 621-8794. meetup. com/light-works. Opening Day. 9 a.m. Black Button Distilling, 85 Railroad St. Free admission 730-4512. blackbuttondistilling.com. Prefered Pairings. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s newest series of more intimate, smaller wine and food pairing events, partnering with
SPECIAL EVENT | HUMAN LIBRARY
Most of us come into shallow contact with dozens of other humans each day, each one holding an entire secret universe of experiences and stories. On Saturday, January 25, Central Library (115 South Ave.) will host a Human Library, at which visitors may engage with several people from varied backgrounds who will share unique stories from their lives. The human “books” include Ms. Wheelchair New York 2011, who became an advocate for people with disabilities after experiencing a moment of clarity at a volcano in Costa Rica; a Vietnam veteran, whose compassionate act of disobedience when he refused to drop napalm on Vietnamese villagers led to his court martial; an African American activist who gets an intimate look at Rochester’s rural and urban poverty and hunger due to his work as a SNAP enroller; and a mixed-race and lesbian South African who experienced many levels of discrimination under Apartheid. These “books” and others will tell their stories and be available for questions from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit the library and expand your world a little or a lot. The event is free to attend. For more information, call 428-8350, or visit libraryweb.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail $20, register. 877-536-2717. senecalakewine.com. [ SUN., JANUARY 26 ] ABATE of Monroe County Motorcycle Swap Meet. noon. Hilton Firemen’s Exempt Club, 137 South Ave. Motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel, jewelry and more. Food and drinks available $5 admission. 749-2603. Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market. 1 p.m Brookside Community Center, 220 Idlewood Rd. 2698918. 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. Special Olympics Fundraiser. Jan. 26. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. All tips will benefit the Special Olympics, $1 off each ROC Brewing beer donated as well 473-0503. mallettappers.com. Wellness and Health. 4 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. books_etc@ yahoo.com. [ MON., JANUARY 27 ] Hair is Better with Henna demonstration. 4-7 p.m. Now & Zen of Rochester, 658 South Ave Free. hennarising.com. 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 28 ] Community Potluck. 7 p.m. Smugtown Mushrooms, 127 Railroad St. smugtownmushrooms.com.
People + People = Business 2 Business Networking Event. 5-7 p.m. Pomodoro, 3400 Monroe Ave Free, RSVP 586-7000. email@example.com. mypomodoro.com. Tuesday Taco Trivia. 9-11 p.m. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. [ WED., JANUARY 29 ] Civil Air Patrol Orientation Night. 7:15 p.m. Rochester Composite Squadron, CAP, 2035 N Goodman St., Irondequoit 3172077. caprcs.org. Digital Rochester: Social Media Advertising. 7:30-9 a.m. The Inn on Broadway, 26 Broadway. $25-$35, register. 232-3595. digitalrochester.com. Film: “Where Is God When Life Turns Tough?” 7 p.m. Lifetree Cafe, 1980 Culver Rd. John Stumbo, a healthy ultramarathoner who was suddenly attacked by an undiagnosable, life-threatening illness. 2881875. firstname.lastname@example.org. lifetreecafe.com. Rochester Winos Pairing. 6:309:30 p.m. Blu Wolf Bistro, 657 Park Ave $30, register rochesterwinos.com.
Theater “Black Pearl Sings!” Through Feb. 9. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Feb 9. Previews Thu Jan 23-Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2:30 p.m. Opening Sat 7:30 p.m. Performances Sun 3 p.m., Tue 7-Wed Jan 29, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $30 232-4382. gevatheatre.org.
[ THU., JANUARY 23 ] “Company.” 6-8:30 p.m. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N Chestnut St. Prepare 16 bars of a ballad and 16-32 bars of an upbeat. All excerpts should be from musicals. No music from “Company” at auditions. Bring sheet music (in the correct key). An accompanist will be provided 454-3367. stageworksroc.org.
LECTURE | DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
Though our response to our shady socio-political-economic system hasn’t been as swift, organized, and efficient as Iceland’s response to its own (corporation-owned news media did a good job of keeping us blind and deaf to this story if it unfolded, so if you don’t know, research it, and get ideas), we do have some strong voices among us who continue to preach the gospel of reason and reckoning. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, David Cay Johnston (pictured), who is known for his criticism of big biz fleecing the flock of dozing Americans, will speak this week at the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum, held at Finger Lakes Community College (3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua). Johnston’s talk, “Ship of State: How Our Tax System is Rigged,” will take place on Sunday, January 26, at 4 p.m. Johnston will be joined by moderator Dick Hermann, attorney, author, and professor at Concord Law School in Los Angeles. The two will discuss the rapidly transforming state of news media — particularly newspapers — as well as the economy, and the impact of local commercial proposals. Tickets are $15, and $10 for students. For more information, call 785-1541, or email gmeforum.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY “Boeing Boeing.” Through Feb. 8. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St. Through Feb 8. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260. blackfriars.org. “Dream Carver.” Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. Geneva. Tue 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. $5.50, register. 315-781-5483. thesmith.org. “Good Rockin’ Live: A Salute to Sun Records.” Through Jan. 29. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., Wed Jan 29, 7 p.m $23-$33. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Hourglass Play Reading Series: “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St. Free. 520-2940. email@example.com. hourglassplays.org. “Last Gas.” Through Feb. 2. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Feb 2. Wed Jan 22-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (audio described) & 7 p.m., Tue-Wed Jan 29, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 2324382. gevatheatre.org. “Les Miserables.” Hale Auditorium, Roberts Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr Through Feb 26. Fri Jan 17Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Fri Jan 24-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $15-$20 594-6008. firstname.lastname@example.org. “The Lion in Winter” by James Goldman. Through Feb. 1. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave
Through Feb 1. Fri Jan 24-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Thu Jan 30-Sat 7:30 p.m $15. 866-8114111. muccc.org. Opera Triple Bill. Nazareth College Arts Center Callahan Theater, 4245 East Ave. Free. 389-2170. naz.edu/music. “Peter Pan.” Through Feb. 1. Webster Thomas High School, 800 Five Mile Line Rd. Sat Jan 25, 2 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (interpreted for the Deaf), Fri Jan 31, 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m. $6-$22. 234-1069. webstertheatreguild.org.
Theater Audition [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] Playwright’s Playreadings. Through 7 p.m. Geneva Theatre Guild auditions for parts in this year’s production of Playwright’s Playreadings. Presbyterian Church in Geneva (24 Park Place). Park in the rear of the church and use the back entrance, then follow the signs to the audition rooms. Looking for actors to play six male and five female roles, and possibly someone to direct one of the pieces. GTGlive.org. Regional Playwrights Festival Submission. Through Jan. 31. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Plays for consideration may be submitted betwen Jan 17 and Jan 31. wab. org, gevatheatre.org. Rochester Latino Theatre Company. Jan. 22-23, 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. 7307034. email@example.com. rochesterbrainery.com.
[ TUE., JANUARY 28 ] Finger Lakes Chorale seeks singers for April concert. Jan. 28. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Jan 28, room B355, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. Previous choral singing experience is preferred but not required. Registration will be held prior to rehearsal on Jan. 28 through Feb. 11. A $5 noncredit fee is payable at that time. Singers should arrive early to complete registration 396-0027. flcc.edu. Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore.” Jan. 28-29, 7 p.m. Salem United Church of Christ, 60 Bittner St Please come with a prepared selection from the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire, or comparable piece in English. Accompanist and character readings provided offmonroeplayers.org.
Workshops [ WED., JANUARY 22 ] “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. Free 546-2826. uuroc.org. “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. Family Development Class: “Last One Picked, First One Picked On.” 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. Free, RSVP. 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. Family Development Class: “Wise Choices.” Ongoing, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school-age children Free, RSVP 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. FMLA Compliance. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd. $149, register pryor.com. Photography Workshop: Albumen and Salt Printing. Through Jan. 24. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. $600/$575 members, plus $70 materials fee, register. 2713361. firstname.lastname@example.org. eastmanhouse.org. Raw Foods. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $20 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Thirst 4 Art. 6:30-9 p.m. Napa Wood Fired Grill, 573 South Clinton Ave. $35, register. 3298933. thirst4art.com. [ THU., JANUARY 23 ] Healing Circle. 6:30 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. books_etc@yahoo. com. Jug Band History & Appreciation. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village
Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Nazareth College Opera Workshop. Jan. 23-25, 7:30 p.m. Nazareth College Linehan Chapel, 4245 East Ave., Robert Strauss, stage director; Linda Boianova, music director. The Nazareth College Opera Workshop presents La Canterina by Haydn, Captain Lovelock by John Duke and The Impresario by Mozart. Free. 389-2700. email@example.com. go.naz.edu/ music-events. Rochester Makerspace Open Nights. 6-10 p.m. Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul St. #23. Bring a project to work on or something to show others, help work on the space, or just get to know the venue Free. 210--0075. rochestermakerspace.org. [ FRI., JANUARY 24 ] Family Development Class: “The Incredible Years.” 10 a.m.-noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. Free, RSVP 3253245 x131. mharochester.org. Gentle Yoga for Everyone. 2 p.m. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd Free, register. 336-6060. Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop. 9 a.m.-noon. Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, 1600 South Avenue. Free 473-3030. literacyrochester.org. Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training Preview Sessions. 12:301:30 p.m. Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, 1600 South Avenue Free 473-3030. literacyrochester.org. [ SAT., JANUARY 25 ] Bee Hive Assembly Workshop. 1-4 p.m. Foodlink Building, 936 Exchange Ave. Spend time repairing equipment or learn how to build a beehive that you have ordered. Bring your equipment, nails, glue, and hammer. Info and instruction provided. Refreshments. Visit overwintering hives Free, donations accepted. RochesterBeekeepers@gmail. com. SweetBeez.org. Knitting for Beginners: Make a Scarf. 10 a.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $30 730-7034. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochesterbrainery.com. Light Works! Presents Medical Qi Gong Class with Wendy Smith. 10 a.m. Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. $15 621-8794. pjp@ frontiernet.net. meetup.com/ light-works. Log Innoculation Workshop. 3-6 p.m. Smugtown Mushrooms, 127 Railroad St. Donations welcome. smugtownmushrooms.com. New Year, New Things. 2-5 p.m. Thomas P. Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Ave. This seminar aims to help women make positive changes in the New Year that will benefit our families and our communities Free, suggested donation of 3 baby items or 3 non perishable items to benefit young mothers in the community. 802-0365. email@example.com. Overview to Manifesting the Quick & Easy Way. 1 p.m. The Purple Door Soul Source, 3259 Winton Road S $10. 427-8110. Connie@PurpleDoorSoulSource. com. meganbord.com/book. Plant Propagation. 10 a.m.noon. Hansen Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Rd. Presented
THEATER | “BLACK PEARL SINGS!”
Set in 1935, “Black Pearl Sings!” tells the story of an ambitious song collector for the Library of Congress whose hunt for the fleeting intangibles brings her into a Texas prison, where she meets African American and caged songbird, Pearl. The production, which features more than 20 a cappella renditions of American folk and spiritual songs, is based on the real-life relationship between singerguitarist Huddie William Ledbetter (better known as Lead Belly) and Harvard folk musicologist John Lomax, who helped achieve Ledbetter’s release from prison. “Black Pearl Sings!” kicks off Geva Theatre Center’s 2014 Fielding Studio Series this week, and will be performed at Geva’s Nextstage (75 Woodbury Blvd.). The show’s previews take place Thursday-Friday, January 23-24, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, January 25, at 2:30 p.m. Opening night is Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and the show continues through February 9 with performances this week on Sunday at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, January 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $30. For more information, call 232-4382, or visit gevatheatre.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY by Cornell Master Gardener John Colagrosso. 3597044. sites.google.com/site/ hansennaturecenter. Steve Greene’s Guitar Technique Workshop. 12-2 p.m. Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, 112 East Ave $10, RSVP steve@stevegreene. com. bernunzio.com. [ SUN., JANUARY 26 ] Going Beyond the Headlines: Engaging in Conversations, From Exploration to Expression. 6-9 p.m Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. 6 weeks, held Sundays Jan 12-Feb 23 703-9230. gpayne2@ ur.rochester.edu. Orchid Basics and Repotting Workshop. 2-4 p.m. Wayside Garden Center, 124 PittsfordPalmyra Rd Free seminar with $4 repotting fee (per plant) 223-1222 x100. waysidegardencenter.com. [ MON., JANUARY 27 ] “Chop, Dice, Cook” Class. 6-8 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave Bring your own knives or use the samples that will be provided $35, register 461-1000 x257. cce.cornell.edu/ monroe. Energetic Wellness Workshop. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 .730-7034. rochesterbrainery. com. Family Development Class: “Winning at Parenting.” 12:302:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. Free, RSVP 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. Keeping Chickens in Your Back Yard: Urban Small Flock
Tending. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ TUE., JANUARY 28 ] Advanced Web Development. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Buddhist Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Amitabha Foundation, 11 South Goodman St. By donation. 451-7039. amitabhafoundation. us. Family Development Class: “Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens” (Part 3 of 7). 5-7 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. Free, RSVP. 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. Using Sign Language with Infants & Toddlers. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. Note: This is an adult-only class, and is great for educators, as well as new and expectant parents. $15. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ WED., JANUARY 29 ] Winter Plant Pruning. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com.
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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
That was a time “Inside Llewyn Davis”
particular time and place, possibly the major distinguishing mark in most of their films is a kind of determined quirkiness, a consistent attraction toward the slightly offbeat and askew. That inclination, perhaps not so strangely, often leads to one of the most annoying elements of the Coens’ work: a tendency to mock their own subjects, to parody the forms they imitate, to make fun of their characters. The technique allows them to take refuge in an invulnerable position, hinting that whatever mistakes they make are intentional, that they’re only having fun after all, a practice that protects them from negative criticism. In their latest movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which seems to be receiving the sort of critical praise usually reserved for the great monuments of the cinema — films along the line of “Grand Illusion” and “Citizen Kane” — that practice governs a good deal of the action and influences much of the characterization. Even its protagonist,
(R), DIRECTED BY ETHAN AND JOEL COEN NOW PLAYING [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA
The writing/directing team of Joel and Ethan Coen can claim a considerable number of movies that pleased both critics and audiences, not always an easy achievement. Their work varies widely, films as different as an outrageous comedy like “The Big Lebowski,” an eccentric crime story like “Fargo,” or a dark, bloody thriller like “No Country for Old Men.” Aside from a fondness for locating their work in a
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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Oscar Isaac in “Inside Llewyn Davis.” PHOTO COURTESY CBS FILMS
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Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), behaves like one of the hapless targets of the Coens’ sometimes nasty mockery. Announcing that the year is 1961, the picture opens and closes with pretty much the same sequence of events, suggesting the brothers’ familiar protective self-parody. Llewyn Davis awakens on a couch in a spacious New York apartment (belonging to someone else) and as soon as he leaves, finds himself in the sort of broadly comic situation featured in a hundred other movies — a cat slips out, the door slams, and he finds himself locked out. Carrying his minimal luggage, a guitar, and the cat, he begins a repetitive peregrination that pretty much sums up his hapless life and sustains the plot of the movie. Llewyn Davis is a folksinger at a time when the form enjoyed a surprising popularity, trying to succeed in the highly competitive environment of New York cafes and bars. He has made an album with his former partner, who committed suicide for unexplained reasons. Llewyn now works on his own, unable to pry royalties out of his recalcitrant agent, depending upon a hat passed for his performances in an obscure Greenwich Village bar. With no place to live, he exploits the grudging hospitality of his friends and colleagues, chiefly a singing couple, a husband and wife team named Jim and Jean (Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan).
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In addition to the cat, a past relationship with Jean complicates his situation and depletes his meager finances. Jean informs him that she is pregnant, is unsure whether Jim or Llewyn is responsible, and for some reason blames him for having sex with her. Llewyn must find some work, dig up the money for an abortion, get the cat back to its owners, and somehow straighten out his life. The movie consequently shows the singer alternately performing, sponging off various acquaintances, and in one long sequence, traveling to Chicago in hopes of a job at the legendary Gate of Horn. The directionless plot, which moves episodically as if it were being concocted on the fly, brings him in contact with other musicians, none of them terribly talented or friendly, and, in a strange sequence, a garrulous eccentric named Roland Turner (John Goodman at the top of his game). A passive actor playing a passive character, Oscar Isaac appears in every scene, perhaps the only praiseworthy part of his performance. The Coen brothers also present a most convincing glimpse of a particular, identifiable time, one of their specialties; otherwise, “Inside Llewyn Davis” is a dreary, depressing portrait of a generally uninteresting person — a loser, as Jean calls him. And after all the alternately whiny, nasal, falsetto lyrics about love and loss and such matters and the repetitive music, I don’t think I really want to hear another folk song for a long, long time.
Fresh from its Academy Award nomination last Thursday for Best Foreign Film (and following its Golden Globe win in the same category), Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” gets its Rochester premiere when the Dryden Theatre screens the alluringly enigmatic film this weekend. Simultaneously a love letter to and critique of modern Rome, the film functions like a thematic companion piece to Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita,” offering a dazzling glimpse into the opulent, but ultimately hollow lives of Italy’s upper class. As in Fellini’s film, a journalist once again serves as our eyes into this decadent world. When we meet our protagonist, Jep Gambardella (frequent Sorrentino leading man, Toni Servillo), he’s in the midst of a debauched celebration of his 65th birthday. A journalist and writer who in his younger days wrote one novel that achieved critical acclaim, he’s now known
Toni Servillo in “The Great Beauty.” PHOTO PROVIDED
mainly for his profiles of Italy’s artistic and intellectual elite for a Vanity Fair-style publication. (His abandoned career as a novelist is in line with the film’s theme of squandered potential.) Having spent most of his life embedded in this lifestyle, he’s come to think of himself as “King of the High Life.” But when the husband of a former lover seeks Jep out to inform him of her death, he’s shaken by the news. The woman’s name was Elisa, and according to her husband, her personal diaries refer to Jep as the love of her life. This revelation leads Jep to take stock of his life for perhaps the first time. Reminded of a time when he had true beauty within his grasp, and realizing that he let it slip through his fingers, Jep finds himself searching for a way to recapture it. What follows is a slightly surreal and somewhat meandering journey as Jep leads us on a tour through Rome’s nightlife. He goes out with Ramona (Sabrina Ferilli), the middle-aged stripper daughter of an old friend, observes a 12-year-old “action artist” create her work, visits a botox clinic inside what appears to be an abandoned church, sees an illusionist make a giraffe disappear, and finally hosts a dinner party for a Mother Teresa-esque saint who is visiting the city. What it all means is open to a variety of interpretations, with Rome itself acting as a character unto itself, with its beautiful relics of the past permeated with a certain emptiness within. Each sequence seems in its own way to be presenting the myriad ways in which people use art, from frivolous accessories of wealth, to a means to earn money, or a weapon to demonstrate one’s intellectual superiority, or rarely, an honest expression of the soul. The film is frequently as messy and indulgent as its subjects, with a running time of nearly two-and-a-half hours. I wasn’t always sure that there was as much going on beneath the surface as Sorrentino wants us to believe (though perhaps that’s part of his point), but it’s above all an exquisite sensory experience.
Sorrentino is clearly trafficking in satire, but there’s tenderness present that lends the film a cumulative emotional impact. That emotion is largely thanks to Servillo’s marvelous lead performance, as he lends Jep a debonair charm that gives way to a world-weariness that is quite moving. Sorrentino’s ramped-up style recalls a more cerebral Baz Luhrmann. He’s a dazzling visual stylist; the film is always gorgeous to look at (“sumptuous” is the word that kept springing to mind), and cinematographer Luca Bigazzi’s lush camera work injects artistry into every meticulous frame. Ralph Fiennes’ sophomore directorial turn, “The Invisible Woman,” is a handsomely crafted (it boasts Oscar-nominated costume design) but rather bloodless recounting of author Charles Dickens (played by Fiennes) and his secret romantic relationship with 18-year-old stage actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). Ternan is said to be the inspiration for several female characters — including Estella from “Great Expectations” — in the author’s later works. That “The Invisible Woman” is so unremarkable isn’t really the fault of Fiennes. He again proves himself a competent director, but Abi Morgan’s screenplay never gives us a reason to care about the relationship we’re watching unfold. Similar stories have been presented dozens of times before: a pretty young thing catches the eye of an artistic genius, and as she becomes his muse, their relationship ultimately brings misery to all involved. Morgan doesn’t add any particularly new insight to justify the film’s existence, and if the man involved didn’t happen to be Charles Dickens, there’d be little reason for us to care at all. Still, the performances are generally good. Fiennes and Jones make for convincing, if never exactly passionate lovers, but props must be given to Joanna Scanlan (playing Dickens’ long-suffering wife, Catherine), who wrings maximum sympathy and emotion out of a severely underwritten role.
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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] DAY OF THE DEAD (1985): The George Romero classic, about a world overrun by zombies, and the community of surviving scientists and military officers who live beneath the earth in underground bunkers. Little (Fri, Jan 24, 8 p.m.) A FILM UNFINISHED (2010): This documentary examines “The Ghetto,” the infamous Naziproduced propaganda film about life inside the Warsaw Ghetto. Dryden (Tue, Jan 28, 8 p.m.) THE GREAT BEAUTY (2013): Some tragic news from his past forces a society journalist to take stock of his empty life of leisure in this Oscar-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Dryden (Fri, Jan 24, 8 p.m.; Sun, Jan 26, 5 p.m.) I, FRANKENSTEIN (PG-13): Frankenstein’s monster finds himself caught in the middle of a centuries-old war between gargoyles and demons in this action film from the producers of Underworld. Yup. Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975): The Monty Python crew take on the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, in this comedy classic. Little (Sat, Jan 25, 3 p.m.) MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN (1979): When the three wise men stop at the wrong manger,
a newborn named Brian is mistaken for a messiah, in Monty Python’s irreverent Biblical sendup. Little (Sat, Jan 25, 1 p.m.) TOKYO STORY (1953): In this masterpiece from director Yasujiro Ozu, an elderly couple visit their children and grandchildren, but find their children have little for them. Dryden (Wed, Jan 22, 8 p.m.) WILD WORLD OF LOONEY TUNES (NR): The Dryden screens a collection of classic shorts starring the Looney Tunes characters. Hopefully there’s at least one with Marvin the Martian, ‘cause he’s the best. Dryden (Sat, Jan 25, 8 p.m.; Sun, Jan 26, 2 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 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): A family reunites following a
tragedy, and tensions rise as they’re forced to live with one another under the same roof. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Little, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG-13): Paul Greengrass directs the true story of Richard Phillips, the captain of a cargo ship attacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Keener. Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Henrietta DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R): Matthew McConaughey stars in this true story about a homophobic cowboy who decides to organize an illegal underground network to get HIV meds to patients, after he tests positive for the disease. With Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. Tinseltown 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 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 scifi 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): Spike Jonze directs this story about a lonely writer who strikes up a romantic relationship with his new operating system. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson. 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
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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
Seymour Hoffman. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (R): See full review on page 22. Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown 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. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, 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 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 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 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 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 SAVING MR. BANKS (PG-13): Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in this behind-the-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 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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Faith Street Film Partners II, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on December 20, 2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 147 Regatta Dr., Webster, NY 14580. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity.
[ 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.
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.
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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.
Index No. 2013-2891 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Timothy M. Skeval; John Schmidt; Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated January 14, 2014 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on February 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 52 Foxshire Lane, Rochester, NY 14606, Tax Account No. 104.142-35 described in Deed recorded in Liber 8137 of Deeds, page 369; lot size 54.01 x 193.67. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $129,627.64 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: January 2014 Lori Robb Monaghan, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN
[ 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.
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SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1903 Manitou Road Spencerport NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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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 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 ] MASON WEALTH MANAGEMENT LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/9/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to 1880 Winton Road South, Ste. 8, Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Name 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. [ 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.
[ 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 Bevel LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1017-2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 20 Office Park Way, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Black Label Athletics LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) September 18th, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of
Legal Ads 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 EYF GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 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 Glick Glove & Safety, LLC.
Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/8/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 411, Victor NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 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 Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/06/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 291 Buell Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of JARM PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1704 Penfield Rd., Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 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 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 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 ]
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 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 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MAZAL PROPERTIES AT ROCHESTER, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 72-14 136th Street, Flushing, New York 11367. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ]
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 Pillar of Strength Fabrication LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/05/2011. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process toThe LLC, 146 Halstead
St. STE-101, Rochester N.Y. 14610. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Planet Construction LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on April 2nd 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 382 Glenwood Av. Rochester NY 14613. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Prime East Haven, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Prime Storage Five, LLC.
Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 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 Tali Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 33 University
Ave., Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Timvan MEDIA, LLC. Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 78 Genesee View Trl, Rochester, NY 14623 Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 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
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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.
FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS BY THE CITY OF ROCHESTER
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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.
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 of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is Mevs Properties LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on January 9, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 3220 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
Notice 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 122102822 . Purpose: any lawful activities.
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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
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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Legal Ads 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.
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.
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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
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
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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.
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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 ] 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 ] Rochester Residential Properties, LLC filed Art. Of Org. with Sec’y of State on 9/20/13. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 144 Village Landing #192, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] THE PITTSFORD TAP & GRILLE, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/9/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to PO Box 23503, Rochester, NY 14692. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity.
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served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 1230 Thistleberry LN Webster, NY 14580. Any lawful activity. [ 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 120 LINDEN OAKS PARTNERS LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Nov. 19, 2013. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Dr., Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation of GMR MOBIL LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Dec. 19, 2013. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Dr., Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] 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.
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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
190 Culver LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on January 14, 2014 with an effective date of formation of January 14, 2014. Its principal place
of business is located at 1599 Highland Avenue, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 1499 Highland Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] 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 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. 3441-13. Sharon K. Sayers, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street – Suite 1700 Rochester, N.Y. 14614-1990 (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
Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD A veteran University of Colorado administrator is on forced leave after her sideline made news in December. Resa Cooper-Morning, 54, “cultural diversity coordinator” in the ethnic studies department at CU Denver, also ran a phone-sex business for which she took calls ($1.49 a minute, “phone sex that will rock every part of your body,” according to her website) during hours she worked for the university. Said her daughter-in-law: “I’ve been in her office, and she’s said, ‘Oh, let me be right back, I have a phone call.’ She takes them very discreetly, shuts her door.” A KCNC-TV investigation found that the phone-sex hours listed on the website had recently been cut back, from “7:30 a.m. until late at night” to “weekdays after 3 p.m.”
Government in Action
— Florida’s second-most populous county, Broward, announced in December it was removing the agricultural tax break for 127 properties because it appeared their “farming” work was a sham. Broward’s property appraiser estimated the county had lost “hundreds of millions of dollars” over the years granting the bogus reductions -- as landowners were blatantly housing just a few cows (in some cases, merely renting them) to graze and calling that “agricultural.” The appraiser’s office, after auditing only a few of the exemptions, found, for example, that land occupied by a government-contract prison was “agricultural” (with a rent-a-cow arrangement). — The Ontario College of Trades ministry, finally implementing a long-ago reclassification of about 300,000 professionals, announced in November that barbers would immediately face fines
if they had not acquired new licenses demonstrating proficiency with perms and highlighting and other aspects of women’s hairstyling. Even barbers who had cut men’s hair for decades and with no desire to accept female customers would probably need a costly study program for the upgrade, which one barber estimated at 2,000 hours and $5,000 or more. Said one exasperated old-timer, “We’re barbers, not neurosurgeons.” — Suspicion Confirmed: A September report from the National Bureau of Economic Research revealed that almost 9 percent of all federal government spending occurred during the last week of the government’s fiscal year, as agencies scrambled to buy things they previously had not needed but suddenly did -- because the money would otherwise disappear. Further, the report found that contracts made during that perhaps-frenzied final week were from double to more than five times as likely to be poorly executed as contracts made earlier in the fiscal year. — The Army Corps of Engineers said in December that it “continuously strives to implement lessons learned from its work in the extremely challenging Afghan environment” -- apparently its primary response to an inspector general’s report that it wasted $5.4 million on trash incinerators for a forward operating base that were late, in disrepair, dysfunctional even if working properly, health hazards for troops, and ultimately abandoned on site, unused. The project was termed “a complete waste,” but the corps pointed out that money was actually saved by not repairing expensive equipment that would not have worked anyway.
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): The less you say, the more mysterious and interesting you will be to someone trying to figure you out. Getting involved in activities that are physically challenging will impress as well as attract someone who is just as adventuresome as you. Play the game of love for keeps. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can’t miss if you get out, mingle and approach potential partners that pique your interest. Being proactive when it comes to love will help you clear up any questions that arise as to your sincerity, integrity and, most of all, future intentions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your playful persistence will pay off. A physically affectionate approach will be difficult to resist and result in a favorable response. Meeting someone through work, travel or volunteering can be expected. Don’t make an impulsive purchase trying to impress, or you will come across as frivolous. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Use your clever and witty outlook to dazzle someone who interests you. Showing interest in unusual activities or subjects will spark someone’s imagination. Don’t move too fast; savor the rush of love and build a solid relationship.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you participate in events that are exciting and hold your interest, you will attract someone with your stamina that can match you every step of the way throughout life. Express your feelings and don’t be afraid to move quickly. Love at first sight is in the stars. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You cannot lose if you are upfront and honest. Your sincerity, good faith and strong integrity will send the right message to someone who values the same things you do. Sign up for an entertaining and eventful week with someone special. Ask and ye shall receive.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Observe and tread carefully when it comes to love. Avoid any partners who are demanding, possessive or indulgent. Protect your heart and money. Use your keen sense of intuitive intelligence to rule out any smooth-talking suitor looking for someone to lean on. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your actions will count when it comes to love. Don’t reveal too much information about who you are or what your intentions might be. Instead, offer an affectionate portrayal of what you have to offer and see what develops. No promises; no problems.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll be tempted to not reveal the truth about your current situation or feelings about love, marriage and future goals. Before you take that approach, be sure you are only looking for a short encounter with whomever you are trying to impress. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Move in and out of personal relationships cautiously. Sudden changes can be expected and will stir up emotions, creating a roller coaster ride. Remain calm and refuse to get into an argument that puts you in an awkward position. Don’t promise what you do not intend to deliver.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may be feeling the urge to make a commitment, but don’t settle for less than what you want. Look for someone who has as much to contribute as you and who will work toward achieving set goals. Balance and equality will make a difference. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll attract serious-minded partners who are ready, willing and in a position to make a commitment. Don’t be mesmerized by the passionate pursuit. Find out more before you jump into a relationship that will be intense and difficult to get out of should you change your mind.
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