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Independence for Puerto Rico
I often wonder why my people suffer from historical amnesia, a k a pathology of colonialism. The recent spate of articles on the economic situation in Puerto Rico cannot be understood apart from the economic history of the island. Take for example the following short list of welldocumented historical points: • Spanish-AmericanCuban War; • Treaty of Paris 1898 with no Puerto Rican signers; • Citizenship without the right to vote 1917; • Operation Bootstrap, the industrialization era begins; • US Navy targets bombing ranges in the populated island municipalities of Culebra and Vieques; • Caribbean Basin Initiative, a precursor to NAFTA and GAFTA; • The 936 tax loophole that US industry created which allowed 20 years of taxfree business in PR. Puerto Ricans have exhibited their mettle in every war since World War I. Yet we have been portrayed as inept at self-government. We can spill our blood fighting on foreign soil but not enjoy life on our own. The current exodus has been a long time in the making. Resolution 1514 in the United Nations has called for the end of colonization in Puerto Rico. Let’s face it, statehood will never occur. If it were of any interest, the Congress and Senate of the USA would have enacted it. 2 CITY
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Look at Hawaii, where statehood was granted in 1959 and you can see the unveiling of the “American Dream.” There is a growing momentum to reclaim a sovereign era of selfgovernance and determination in the Hawaiian archipelago. The US formula has not worked there and it has failed miserably in Puerto Rico. Other options exist for PR to exercise its sociopolitical-economic fate. The independence of the island archipelago is a growing phenomenon despite the gargantuan effort to discredit it and paint it as an act of treason and terrorism by the US media. Independence would come with a price to the USA and a transition period of 25 years would be prudent. This is not a moment for immediate gratification over the euphoria of sovereignty; a well-crafted plan to support the cutting of the umbilical cord to support change would be paramount to such a shift. The complex issue of the current Puerto Rican economic crisis cannot be understood by soundbites alone. I encourage readers to check out any of the points that are bulleted in this piece in order to further understand this issue. HENRY PADRON-MORALES
Past time to remove offensive panel It is appalling that it has taken so long to raise this issue (“Animals on the
carousel? Yes. Racist art, no” Urban Journal, January 20).
I noticed it 10 years ago and cried while riding the carousel with my granddaughter. I vowed never to take children on the carousel again. That didn’t take care of the problem. We must have the fortitude, know-how, and the guts to speak out and do something about things that we see that are wrong. SANDRA FINK
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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
Looking for positives in city schools’ news All the adults in the Rochester school district must feel as if a black cloud is hanging over them – and that it keeps getting darker. The latest graduation rate, released earlier this month, was only 45.5 percent, the lowest among the state’s largest cities. The contentious relationship between the school board and Superintendent Bolgen Vargas ended with Vargas leaving his position at the end of December, six months before his contract ended. But under his agreement with the board, he’s staying on as a consultant, with pay, until June. Earlier this month Daniel Lowengard, hired to be interim superintendent while the board looks for a new chief, suffered a stroke – four days into the job. He won’t be returning. It would be good to feel that once we get past this, things will settle down. And they will, of course. But I’m finding it increasingly hard to be optimistic about the district’s future. The challenges are simply too great. To repeat the obvious, the district’s biggest challenge is one it didn’t create and cannot solve: concentrated poverty. It is not a coincidence that the New York school district with the worst performance – Rochester – is also the one with the highest poverty rate. This community, helped by the State of New York, is investing a lot of time and a bit of money crafting a plan to deal with that poverty. But as the leaders of the AntiPoverty Initiative themselves have said, that won’t happen overnight. Meantime, every year hundreds of new children start school in Rochester, and hundreds more graduate or drop out without the education they’ll need to prosper. The poverty itself gives the district a mind-numbing challenge. Meanwhile, the school board must interview applicants and hire a new superintendent, approve a budget, and support a replacement interim superintendent who has deep experience in education but none of it in Rochester and who was brought here to be chief of staff under Lowengard, not to be in charge. An additional challenge: the district is losing students. Some families have moved to the suburbs, and often the reason was their lack of faith in city schools. Other children have left to enroll in one of 13 charter schools (and more charters are planned). Another 713 students are attending suburban schools in the UrbanSuburban program, which expanded to 13 districts this past year.
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The Rochester school district’s growing challenges offer opportunities, but the community will have to take advantage of them.”
While creaming off the city’s brightest, most motivated students isn’t the intent of charter schools and Urban-Suburban, that’s an unavoidable result. Motivated families are the ones most likely to seek out alternative choices for their children. And the city is left with the responsibility of educating the children with the biggest challenges. Not all of the district’s developments are negative. Many children are doing well. In addition, we have an opportunity to get some important information, despite the current challenges – and in some cases, as a result of them. A big positive and a big learning opportunity is the district’s partnership with the University of Rochester, which is managing East High School. If East’s students do better under the UR’s administration, we should be able to determine what makes the difference. University officials have said that the lessons from East will be important not just for Rochester but also for urban districts around the country, and they’re right. Rochester isn’t alone in this crisis. We should also make sure we’re analyzing the results of Urban-Suburban and charter schools. If students there do better than the students in the city’s traditional public schools, we should find out why, and we should act on what we learn. There are opportunities, then, despite the bad news, but the district and the entire community must take advantage of them. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of the district and its schools to the future of Rochester’s children, and to the future of the city. rochestercitynewspaper.com
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Two get leadership positions at Garth Fagan Garth Fagan Dance announced the creation and appointment of two new administrative positions. Karen Brown is the company’s new executive director, and Stephanie Harris is now its development director. Brown will guide the company’s long-range strategic plan while also managing dayto-day operations. Harris has focused her career on nonprofit management and fund raising.
Penfield gets teed off
Penfield plans to put a temporary moratorium on developing the Shadow Lake and Shadow Pines golf courses. The properties were put up for sale by Dolomite Group and are being marketed for residential development. But officials and residents are worried about environmental, traffic, and community impacts.
Casino opponents double down
The Oneida Indian Nation and Casino Free Tyre sued the state over the gaming license it awarded to Lago Resort and Casino. The plaintiffs say that the New York State Gaming Commission gave Lago the license using arbitrary criteria, and that the commission didn’t
adequately scrutinize the casino’s impact on other gambling facilities.
Medley gets new owner
Former Irondequoit Dodge owner Angelo Ingrassia picked up Medley Centre for $100,000 at auction. But Ingrassia, who hasn’t said what he plans to do with the property, will also inherit $40 million-plus in mortgage liens attached to Medley.
Two Monroe County-linked local development corporations have, at the request of County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, agreed to dissolve. But the devil is in the as-yet-unreleased details, as Monroe Safety and Security Systems and Upstate Telecommunications Corporation have tens of millions of dollars in debt combined and several service and equipment contracts. The two LDC’s are at the center of a bid-rigging trial, which should begin next month.
Ethics board says no conflict for Johnson’s firm
Rochester’s Board of Ethics cleared the way for the city to hire former mayor Bill Johnson’s firm to do a review of the nuisance points system. Johnson’s administration created the system. The board said that hiring the firm is ethical.
The apartment complex would expand on a Hillside building that is already on the site. PHOTO BY RYAN WILLIAMSON NEIGHBORHOODS | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
Alliance fights proposed apartment complex Hillside Family of Agencies and developer Home Leasing Services want to build an apartment complex at 1337 East Main Street, but some neighborhood groups have joined together to fight it, saying that it’s not what EMMA, which is the East Main, Mustard, and Atlantic Avenue neighborhood, needs. The development would have 76 apartments: 56 would be onebedroom units, and 16 of those would be for developmentally disabled adults. The rest would be available for general occupancy, says Kimberly Russell, executive vice president of Home Leasing. EMMA’s leaders, along with leaders of nearby neighborhood groups including the North Winton Village Neighborhood Association and North
East Main Neighbors United say that a lot of work has gone into improving and stabilizing the neighborhood in recent years. What EMMA needs, they say, is owner occupancy and families, not single-unit apartments. A lot rides on the stability of their area of East Main Street, EMMA’s leaders say, as it’s a gateway to the city, and it’s the trunk that other neighborhoods branch off of, including Beechwood and the Neighborhood of the Arts. If their neighborhood takes a hit, they say, it affects a much broader area. But Russell says that EMMA is not strong enough yet to attract market-rate investment and that the East Main project represents much-needed economic development in the neighborhood. A healthy
neighborhood, she says, has a place for everyone. And the development would have affordable units, Russell says, which is important, because too many city residents use too much of their income for rent, and that helps keep people in poverty. The price of the units for the East Main project hasn’t been settled yet, she says. City Council member Elaine Spaull, who represents the neighborhood, says that it’s up to Hillside and Home Leasing to decide whether they want to move forward with so little community support. “Certainly we wouldn’t want to proceed with any development that didn’t provide a community benefit,” Russell says.
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“She said Rochester’s up against some tough issues such as intense poverty, but we’ve got to move some of these schools forward. She said poverty does explain a lot, but it doesn’t excuse stagnation.” [ VAN WHITE, ROCHESTER SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT ]
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Commissioner Elia checks on RCSD Considering the recent flurry of leadership changes at the Rochester City School District, it’s not surprising that New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia made a trip here last week. Elia asked for a meeting with school board President Van White and Regents Wade Norwood and T. Andrew Brown. White assured Elia, he says, that the search for a permanent superintendent for Rochester’s schools is moving ahead. The board received eight responses to its recent request for proposals from recruitment firms, White says, and it has narrowed the list down to four that will be interviewed by phone over the next few days. The board has the option of using BOCES for the search, with Elia’s approval, White says, and she is amenable to the idea. The board will decide whether it wants to use an outside firm, and which firm, within two weeks, he says. Elia also voiced concern about Rochester’s lowest performing schools; Rochester has 14 schools on the SED’s list. The worst are labeled “persistently struggling” and in Rochester, that’s
East High School, Charlotte High School, Monroe High School, and School 9. A state education law referred to as receivership would allow Elia to intervene if district officials aren’t making sufficient progress. White says that Elia wanted to make sure that city school officials understand that performance expectations for the identified schools start out low and gradually get more rigorous. “She said Rochester’s up against some tough issues such as intense poverty, but we’ve got to move some of these schools forward,” White says. “She said poverty does explain a lot, but it doesn’t excuse stagnation.” White says that he doesn’t disagree. While Charlotte is closing and East High formed an education partnership with the University of Rochester, there are still concerns about whether sufficient progress is being made at Monroe and School 9. White says that he is working to find other educational partnerships like the one between UR and East rather than waiting for the SED to intervene. Elia suggested that Interim Superintendent Linda Cimusz work
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closely with the SED regarding the district’s most troubled schools, White says. Cimusz worked in the Buffalo school district with its lowest-performing schools prior to coming to Rochester. A recent article in the Buffalo News referred to Cimusz as battle-tested.
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Four top acts announced The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has announced four headliners for its 15th edition. The 2016 festival will take place across nine days, from June 24 to July 2. Singer-songwriter and Nocturnals front person Grace Potter will headline the festival’s opening night. Neo-soul icon Erykah Badu will perform on Saturday, June 25. Jazz pianist and 22-time Grammy winner Chick Corea will perform on Tuesday, June 28, with his “Trilogy” trio and special guest Joey Alexander — the 12-year-old pianist who appeared at the 2015 festival. And trumpeter Chris Botti will return to the festival on Thursday, June 30. All of the above headliner performances will take place at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 29. They are also available online at rochesterjazz. com or by calling 454-2060. Tickets for Grace Potter are $55-$95; Erykah Badu is $70-$105; Corea’s performance with Alexander is $40-$75; and tickets for Chris Botti are $55-$105. Club Passes, both the new threeday passes for $154 and traditional nine-day passes for $204, are on sale.
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Second in a four-part monthly series on the changes and challenges in downtown Rochester. COVER STORY | BY JEREMY MOULE
he future of Rochester’s downtown depends, in part, on businesses, entrepreneurs, and ideas that may not exist yet. Already, downtown is far different than it was 15 years ago, when it was the stuff of urban pessimism. At its peak, downtown had been a throbbing business and retail center, with important corporate headquarters, large department stores, and specialty retail shops. By the 1990’s, the big retail stores had closed and many of the corporate offices had either shrunk dramatically or had fled to the suburbs or other parts of the country, leaving downtown with a glut of empty storefronts and office space. But the downtown of 2016 isn’t stark and scarred. It has new construction on Main Street, and developers are investing millions of dollars to reconfigure, reclaim, and retool iconic structures such as the old Sibley building and the former Chase Tower, now christened The Metropolitan. New businesses have moved in or started up. They’re not the giants that Kodak was, but one by one, they’re growing downtown’s workforce and helping shape a new center city. At the peak, the downtown workforce was about 50,000, according to estimates from the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation. At that time, 5000 people worked in Kodak Tower. Now, RDDC says, while Kodak Tower houses only 400 employees, the downtown workforce is 48,000 and rising. Downtown is benefitting from a national trend where many people, especially the coveted millennial demo, want to live, work, and relax in dense, walkable places. “This area of Rochester is getting very nice very quickly,” says Bob Bartosiewicz, CEO of CGI Communications,
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which has been based in the Granite Building at St. Paul and East Main Streets for a decade. The company produces marketing videos for communities and provides advertising services geared toward downtowns and the businesses in them. CGI had 35 employees when it moved downtown, now has approximately 350, and plans to add 200 the next year and a half. It recently purchased two buildings next to its headquarters and is renovating them. Latrell Liptrot, co-founder of the web marketing and design company Phu Concepts, is also encouraged by the changes he sees downtown. His company has been located on Central Avenue for its entire 12-year existence, and he says people see opportunity downtown where they didn’t before. Downtown’s boosters are encouraged by the tangible construction they see. But for a lot of business, government,
and entrepreneurial types, it’s the downtown start-ups – more accurately, the potential for a full-blown start-up support system in downtown – that have them excited. They don’t know what these companies will be, or how far they’ll go, but that uncertainty is fueling eagerness, not skepticism. That start-up support system will exist in the form of three business incubators: Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE), High Tech Rochester, and one tied to the federal AIM Photonics initiative. CUE, located on Franklin Street in the former Rochester Savings Bank, started leasing space to businesses this month. The facility’s grand opening is planned for February, says Ebony Miller, CUE’s interim director. Across the street in the Sibley building, High Tech Rochester has started construction on its technology business accelerator, which it plans to open in 2017. And the incubator tied to the AIM Photonics initiative will be established soon, also in the Sibley building, though a specific timeframe isn’t set. If all goes well, these incubators will cultivate a new crop of Rochester businesses that operate in both local and global markets. And some of the successful ones – the incubator operators readily acknowledge that not all of the companies will survive – will undoubtedly grow into some of the vast, vacant office space scattered around the city core. Approximately 20 percent of the competitive office space downtown is vacant, according to a Rochester Downtown Development Corporation report. A longstanding complaint about downtown, from businesses and employees alike, has been parking: that there isn’t enough, that what exists isn’t easy enough to find, that it’s too expensive. But that’s a complaint that’s common in many moderately successful downtowns, and it could be considered a positive. An emptying downtown would need less parking, not more.
about THIS SERIES
Like the core of many American cities, Downtown Rochester has changed dramatically. Now, the decline has reversed.
There is real growth – not from large corporations and department
stores but from tech firms, ad agencies, restaurants, arts institutions… and residents.
In building after building, the downtown of yesterday is being
converted into a new center city. Is this sustainable?
In a four-part monthly series, we’re looking at the growth. This
week: businesses. In February, arts and entertainment; and in March, keeping it going.
“I think downtown is going to become a hotbed of business development, startups, innovation companies, creative-class companies,” says Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, RDDC’s president. “And ultimately, that will create a more exciting environment for conventional businesses as well. And I do think that over the next three to five years, seven years, we’re going to see more and more of our conventional, muchemptier office buildings start to fill again.” City economic development, business, and government leaders have dubbed the area within the Inner Loop and the High Falls District the Downtown Innovation Zone. The D-I-Z, as it’s called, is a push to emphasize downtown’s existing “creative-class” companies and innovation companies, and to draw in new ones. (Creative-class companies – companies that need employees with creative skills – include those specializing in marketing, advertising, architecture, engineering, video, design, and the arts. Innovation companies include communications, web design, medical research, photonics, and app design firms. The two categories sometimes overlap, obviously, and often exist in the same environment.) The DIZ is more conceptual than concrete. The companies don’t get any direct incentives, nor does the zone have any rigid planning behind it. It’s a mentality, a recognition among top officials and the business community that these modern entrepreneurs and workforces
are the key to a sustainable, vibrant city core, one that anchors the Rochester region. And the businesses benefit from buzz and a little broad marketing from city and economic development officials more than anything else. The whole idea has its roots in a 2014 Brookings Institution report on, well, innovation districts. The folks at Brookings saw a national trend developing, where certain types of businesses – particularly those that focused on technology or relied on creative talent – increasingly set up shop in dense urban cores. They were picking places that were walkable and bustling, that had access to transit, and that were close to restaurants and retail. Zimmer-Meyer recalls seeing the Brookings report and realizing that an innovation district had already developed in Rochester’s downtown, organically. She shot off an e-mail to the owners of 80some office buildings in downtown and asked how many of their tenants might fit the loose definitions of creative-class and innovation companies. The initial tally was 83, though the count now sits north of 100, ZimmerMeyer says. Among those companies are two downtown stalwarts, both of which are long-standing companies evolving beyond their print roots into innovation companies: the Democrat and Chronicle and Thomson Reuters. The D&C still publishes the local continues on page 8
CGI Communications CEO Bart Bartosiewicz says downtown is getting very nice very fast. PHOTO BY MIKE HANLON
CGI’s offices are currently located in the Granite Building at East Main Street and St. Paul Street, but the company is moving to the former Gateway building a couple of doors east. PHOTO BY MIKE HANLON rochestercitynewspaper.com
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daily newspaper, but it also has staff devoted to developing apps and platforms for parent company Gannett’s publications across the Northeast. And Thomson Reuters, which has historically produced legal publications in the form of thick volumes, now also produces custom apps for its clients. But at its heart, the DIZ is about downtown’s future, and at the center of the push are the three business incubators that are, after years of talk, coming to fruition.
Latrell Liptrot of Phu Concepts says people now see opportunity in downtown where they didn’t before. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Phu Concepts’ offices have been located on Central Avenue, just off of St. Paul Street, for more than 12 years. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
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The number of people working in downtown Rochester isn’t as large as it was at its peak, but it’s nearing it, despite decades of decline in corporate and retail employment. The people themselves have changed, too, as downtown attracts tech and “creative” companies and their specialized workforces.
Filling and converting historic buildings throughout downtown are dozens of small- to midsize companies and organizations: software developers, video game developers, architectural firms, marketing companies, theaters, schools, galleries – about 100 of them. They’re detailed on our online interactive list. And downtown leaders say there’ll be more.
Steve Hullings, a video producer at CGI, says he enjoys downtown’s live music scene. PHOTO BY MIKE HANLON
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Each of the three incubators will work within a specific niche, which means that instead of competing, they’ll support and complement each other. The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, which focuses on underserved urban entrepreneurs who are trying to build their service or specialty retail businesses, Miller says. For example, the center has worked with a jewelry business, a business selling protective headwear, and an event strategist. “They’re pretty much your mom and pops; a lot of them are one-man shows,” she says. “Our goal is to help these people grow their business.” Businesses can lease office space at the incubator, which can help them overcome some financing hurdles. Many business development grants require that owners have business addresses outside of their home, she says. The facility also provides meeting space for the entrepreneurs to get together with potential investors or clients, classroom space for programs, and advisors on a range of issues, including accounting, sales, marketing, and company leadership. The facility will house between 12 and 16 tenants, depending on the businesses’ needs, Miller says. High Tech Rochester’s business accelerator uses a similar approach, but it’s geared toward tech companies that could someday do millions of dollars’ worth of business. The companies will typically come in with one to four employees and will move out when they grow to around a dozen workers, says HTR President James Senall. “It’s not a person that wants to open a coffee shop on the corner, that’s primarily serving a local customer base,” Senall says. “The companies we’re dealing with are serving customers literally around the world, potentially. Usually that means they are some sort of a technology-related company, but that could be a web app on an iPhone, it could be a new medical product, it could be solar panel technology. It’s really very broad.” The companies will have access to advisors on business fundamentals, and to conference, meeting, and community spaces. They’ll also have access to wet lab and prototyping space, the latter of which will have 3-D printing capabilities, Senall says. Historically, the region’s start-ups have had trouble getting funding, which can hinder
Ebony Miller, interim director of RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, says downtown’s developing business incubator cluster is meant to build an urban entrepreneurial ecosystem. PHOTO BY MIKE HANLON
growth. Several venture funds, however, have made commitments to establish offices at the HTR accelerator, Senall says. The AIM Photonics incubator will have a rather obvious focus. It’s a small component of a broad US Defense Department program to develop a domestic integrated photonics industry. Photonics technology uses light and optics to replace or complement complex electronic circuits. New York State is putting up the funding for the incubator, which will be located in the Sibley building. But officials
haven’t developed a clear timeline for the project. (The headquarters for AIM Photonics will also be downtown in the former Bausch + Lomb headquarters, which is now known as Legacy Tower.) Combined, the incubators form a cluster at East Main and Franklin Streets, with the Liberty Pole serving as a figurative hub. And their proximity opens up opportunities for collaboration, both in terms of programming and services and among the businesses based at the facilities.
Incubators are good for start-ups because they allow for networking and are conducive to cooperation. Entrepreneurs get ample opportunity to talk to peers, to share knowledge and experience through so-called creative collisions. These are the conversations and chance encounters that are so often associated with Silicon Valley’s tech boom or the workplace environments of internet giants such as Facebook and Amazon. The interactions also lead to functional relationships, where firms work together, sell products or services to each other, and form sales or marketing alliances because they serve the same markets or firms. These relationships even span seemingly disparate businesses. CUE’s Ebony Miller sums up the whole idea of Rochester’s incubator cluster succinctly: “We’re developing an ecosystem, an urban entrepreneurial ecosystem,” she says. Not all the growth will come from the incubators at the Liberty Pole. Downtown’s innovative and creative business development will come from both new and well-established firms: architecture firms, web developers, a solar technology manufacturer, video game developers, computer hardware firms, ad agencies, marketing companies, graphic designers, and photography studios. They’re spread across downtown: in the East End, the St. Paul Quarter, Midtown, the Cascade District, and other downtown neighborhoods.
Phu Concepts started as three people who wanted to help small, inner-city businesses expand their markets. The company, which now employs 15 people, still provides marketing, design, and web services to small businesses, but its client roster now includes the likes of big institutions such as the University of Rochester and RIT, regional companies such as Nothnagle Realtors and Advantage Federal Credit Union, and corporations such as Aramark. Downtown has “popped,” co-founder Latrell Liptrot says. And the changes happening downtown – visible or cultural – aren’t being driven by wealthy property and business owners alone. Residents, workers, restaurant and bar patrons are all playing a part and helping shape downtown’s evolution. “Now you have artists, now you have office workers, you have construction workers, you have technology, you have all different types of careers and different forms of life working with each other,” says Liptrot. “And I think that’s pretty cool.” Liptrot invokes Voltron to explain why he believes a healthy downtown is important. Voltron, for the unfamiliar, is a cartoon megarobot good guy that forms when a few other good-guy robots join together. The reference point makes sense, considering that Phu’s office has a few superhero references scattered throughout, including a Superman statue that gazes over the front office. continues on page 10
A glimpse of A NEW DOWNTOWN An eight-year-old Connecticut tech business named Datto represents the kind of success story that downtown boosters want to see more of. The company fits right into downtown’s growing tech and innovation cluster. Founded by RIT graduate Austin McChord, Datto provides cloud-based data backup and disaster recovery services to small and medium-sized businesses. It has developed software and hardware systems that allow clients to restore data immediately when their computers crash. “You don’t even notice it’s gone down,” McChord says. But perhaps more important, the company is growing. It opened its Rochester office in September 2014 and currently employs 60 people in its 40 Franklin Street space; RIT owns the building, which is the former Rochester Savings Bank. It has outgrown that space, however, and plans to move across the street to the Sibley building. The move should happen by mid to late summer, and by the fall, the company expects to employ more than 100 people in Rochester, McChord says. The company also has offices in Connecticut; Reading, Pennsylvania; Boston;
Toronto; London; and even Australia. But it’s been very happy with the talent in the Rochester region, particularly the availability of experienced software engineers, McChord says. Software engineers make up a growing part of Datto’s Rochester workforce, which also includes a large portion of the company’s customer support team. “Long term, we think we could end up with hundreds of employees in Rochester,” McChord says. But it’s also important to consider what brought Datto to downtown in the first place, and what made it simple for the company to get up and running here. The workforce was one factor; companies want skilled, reliable employees, and McChord makes it clear that Datto is finding them. McChord’s connection to RIT also plays a role. Datto partnered with RIT to get into the state’s START-UP NY program, under which the company and its employees don’t have to pay any state taxes for 10 years. The arrangement made “enormous economic sense” for the company, McChord says. Access to great spaces that make attractive work environments and leave
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room for expansion were a factor. And so was infrastructure: downtown has a robust and redundant fiber network, which is a crucial feature for a company dealing with massive amounts of data. It was quick and easy to tap into the fiber and connect it to 40 Franklin Street, McChord says. And it’ll be just as easy to bring it into the Sibley building. Monroe County and City of Rochester officials realize the value of fiber; over the years, county workers installed 367 miles of fiber optic cable throughout the county, with particular emphasis on the city, former County Executive Maggie Brooks said during a November press conference. The county and city have joined together to look for ways to open the municipal fiber networks for use by companies and residents. “It’s a resource we have that other communities want,” Mayor Lovely Warren said during the November press conference. And it’s a resource that could help attract new companies for years to come: only 18 percent of the capacity is in use right now. rochestercitynewspaper.com
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The comparison is apt. Downtowns are supposed to be the heart and soul of their communities, and they work best when people from all walks of life mix together, when businesses concentrate in the core and work with each other as partners and clients. At their best, downtowns embody a collective mindset where one person’s success or one company’s success is good for everyone. “I think downtown is bringing a oneness to all businesses,” and that encourages companies to work with each other, Liptrot says. CGI’s Bartosiewicz says he also sees momentum downtown, to the point where his friends living in the suburbs have taken notice. One of the big reasons CGI is downtown is that a lot of its clients are cities, and it was important for it to show its dedication to downtowns, Bartosiewicz says. But the environment also attracts the young talent the company needs to be competitive, he says. The average age of CGI’s employees is 28. Most of CGI’s clients are located well outside of the Rochester area, and the company could locate just about anywhere. But Rochester is a great place to raise a family and the region’s school systems are great, Bartosiewicz says. The area’s colleges and universities also generate graduates with the skills CGI needs. When the company moved downtown a decade ago, it occupied one floor of the Granite Building. It now owns nine floors, covering approximately 100,000 square feet, and it boasts the largest video production department outside of New York City. The company is still expanding, and plans to move into the former Gateway Centre, which is one of the two properties it recently bought and is rehabbing. It’s rolling out a new product that Bartosiewicz describes as “Instagram for business,” and will need additional employees. The move is planned for late 2017 or early 2018, he says.
CGI plans to convert the Granite Building to condos, and Bartosiewicz says that project should be complete by 2020. The Atrium building, which sits between the Gateway and Granite buildings, will house mostly office space. The first floor will be the exception: it’ll be a muscle-car museum. Bartosiewicz is a collector and owns some Pontiacs and Mopar cars, including the vintage Plymouth used for filming many shots in “Christine.” At the moment, people staying at the Hyatt Regency, which is across East Main Street from CGI, don’t have much to look at or do once they leave the hotel, he says. “I’m trying to give people the impression that this is a nice area,” he says. For all of downtown’s progress, it still has a pronounced lack of retail. There’s no men’s shop, office supply store, electronics store, or boutique. But those amenities may be coming, and downtown retail may have hit a crucial mark in August 2014. That’s when Hart’s Local Grocers opened in the East End. Glenn Kellogg, the store’s president, has a background in urban economic consulting. Before he and his wife moved to Rochester five years ago, he spent a decade flying around the country, consulting with cities as they developed plans for their downtowns. He says he quickly saw that Rochester’s downtown had a gaping hole in key services. But he also noticed that a decent number of people were moving downtown and that the city core was surrounded by strong neighborhoods. It was clear to him, he says, that Rochester had a strong market for an urban, neighborhood grocery store, which is ultimately what led him to pursue Hart’s. Residents and city officials were wildly enthusiastic about the idea. “For too long, downtown has been a food desert,” Mayor Lovely Warren said in
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East End, as well as a wine shop, both of which would complement the grocery store and add convenience for its customers. Downtown, he thinks, could probably support an electronics or office supply store. He says he also believes it could support apparel boutiques, but with a caveat: no single boutique will last long unless others open near it. For more people to be drawn downtown to shop, they need to feel that the trip is worthwhile, he says. But more businesses will make downtown living more attractive, which will lead to a selfreinforcing cycle, encouraging more retail, business, and housing. “It’s figuring out how you roll the snowball,” Kellogg says. Several of the big downtown projects, including Tower280, the Metropolitan, and the Sibley building, blend residential, office space, and ground-level retail. The shopping options those developers pull in could give downtown retail a much-needed push, Kellogg says. There are strong reasons to take downtown retail seriously. People who live and work downtown need things like grocery stores, pharmacies, and places where they can buy a dress shirt or have a skirt taken in. But while a healthy retail environment can attract housing and new business development, retail will succeed only where there’s a market for it. When, and if, the center city sees an influx of retail, it’ll be a definitive sign that downtown has come back, and that will generate further investment. “I think once you see a couple of retail shops start to pop up, then I think you hit the tipping point where everyone’s kind of seeing enough happening that they’re betting it’s going to happen,” says Senall.
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ColorBrightonGreen.org will present “How Your Yard and Garden Can Help Fight Climate Change” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3. Organic farmer and author Elizabeth Henderson will introduce a series of short films that discuss how to produce healthier crops, soil restoration, and a cleaner atmosphere. The event will be held at the Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue.
Film examines Haitian revolution The Rochester Committee on Latin America will show the film “The Greatest Black Emancipation: The Haitian Revolution (1791-1803)” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3. Haiti declared its inde-
pendence from France in 1804. The film showcases the Haitian revolution, the actions of its leaders to end slavery, and the historical ties between the US and Haiti. The event will be held at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
Got ideas for the Inner Loop?
The City of Rochester will hold a public meeting on proposed development for the Inner Loop East at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3. The city wants public input regarding developable property along Union Street, since the city will soon issue a request for qualified developers. The event will be held at Trillium Health, 259 Monroe Avenue.
Activist to discuss Navajo resistance movement
The Flying Squirrel Community Space will present “Navajo Resistance to
Forced Relocation: A Report Back from Black Mesa, Arizona” at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 1. Ryan Acuff from Take Back the Land Rochester will talk about the Black Mesa Indigenous Support program and the US history of Hopi and Navajo reservations, forced relocations, and coal strip-mining. The event will be held at the Flying Squirrel, 285 Clarissa Street.
After bonding over music and hard cider, Patrick Jaouen and Sam Conjerti opened Mullers Cider House on University Avenue. Along with, of course, cider (left), the cider house serves a selection of panini, soups, salads, and charcuterie, like The Artisinal Cheese Plate (middle). PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Apple at the core [ CHOW HOUND ] BY KATIE LIBBY
The last few years have seen the rapid expansion of the craft beer market, and a similar trend has begun with hard ciders. Supermarkets like Wegmans and smaller businesses such as Nathaniel Corner Store now carry a wide selection of ciders — and most bars and restaurants have at least one cider available. Patrick Jaouen and Sam Conjerti noticed this trend and opened Mullers Cider House (1344 University Avenue), the only cider bar in upstate New York. Jaouen and Conjerti met through music: Jaouen is a producer and singer-songwriter that has also worked in the food industry for years, and Conjerti writes and produces music and does licensing for television shows. The two bonded over a mutual appreciation for cider. Before long, they started doing some research on who was selling it and where. “Cider in France is on par with wine, so I’ve always had an appreciation for it,” says Jaouen, whose family is from Quimper, France. Mullers Cider House has 11 to 12 ciders on tap at any given time and nearly 100 varities in bottles. Every cider on draft is from New York State, including local selections from Blue Toad Cider. Half of the bottles are a mix of mostly New York and domestic ciders, while the other half are imported from European countries like France, Ireland, and Scotland. The cider house serves a selection of panini, soups, salads, and charcuterie, and
the bread is sourced locally from Baker Street Bakery. “Initially we weren’t able to source everything locally,” Jaouen says, “but our goal is to switch to all local or Upstate New York products.” On the appetizer menu is The Piggery: Pate ($8), a blend of pork liver and pork fat with black pepper and spices, and served with Baker Street crusty bread. Gluten-free bread is also available upon request. Seasonal Kettle Corn ($5) is also on the menu; the business has a custom-made kettle corn machine that can be used indoors, and the menu has been featuring flavors like apple cinnamon, and debuting in February, strawberries and cream. Four, 5-ounce flights are available for tasting from any of the draft ciders. If you’re new to the cider game, the bartenders are more than willing to help find a cider that matches with your taste. “Cider is a happy medium between beer and wine,” Conjerti says. “There’s something for everyone.” Mullers Cider House is located at 1344 University Avenue, Suite 180, and is open Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. 287-5875. For more information visit mullersciderhouse.com.
A Dogfish Head food and beer pairing dinner will take place at Johnny’s Pub & Grill (1382 Culver Road) on Thursday, January 28, from
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each course will be paired with a selection from Dogfish Head’s roster of beers. Reservations are $35 and can be made by calling 224-0990. Have you ever had a beer cocktail? They are refreshing and delicious. Learn how to make them on Tuesday, February 2, 6 p.m., at The Daily Refresher (293 Alexander Street). Don Cotter from Naked Dove Brewing Company will make six different beer cocktails with a selection of Naked Dove beers. Appetizers and an informative lecture on cocktail history round out the evening. Tickets are $43 and can be purchased by searching for the event name at eventbrite.com. The winter schedule at Wegmans Menu Cooking School (3195 Monroe Avenue) includes classes ranging from chef ’s favorite desserts to treats from south of the border. Coming up on February 3, there is Taste of Asia: Hot Pot Happening from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to make Chinese Hot Pot, as well as Asian-Spiced Chuck Roast and Pork Pot Stickers among others. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased at wegmans.com. Apparently Rochestarians love their homemade vegan cheese because the class at the Rochester Brainery that teaches you how to make it consistently sells out. Get ahead of the game and enroll for the March 10 class, which takes place 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sign up for the $25 class at rochesterbrainery.com.
Down with dairy! Following up from the previous Chow Hound, The Playhouse/Swillburger has obtained its liquor license — so prepare for classic arcade game battle with a beer in your hand. Openings Starry Nites Café has opened a second
location in the Bausch and Lomb Public Library Building (115 South Avenue). Big Jay’s Pizza (340 Thurston Road) has opened in Thurston Village. The Blossom Road Pub (198 North Winton Road) has opened in the space formerly occupied by Winton Bar & Grill. Closings Dhaba (159 West Main Street, Webster) has
closed. The Brighton location of Yolickity (2600 Elmwood Avenue) has closed. Dragon Sweetie (389 Gregory Street) is now closed. Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com.
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Upcoming [ COUNTRY ] Lee Brice. Friday, February 5. Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Boulevard. 7:30 p.m. $39.75-$49.75. ticketmaster. com; leebrice.com.
[ METAL ]
Cannabis Corpse. Tuesday, March 1. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Avenue. 9 p.m. $10-$15. bugjar.com; cannabiscorpse.us. [ ELECTRONIC ] Mark Farina. Saturday, April 2. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 9 p.m. $20-$23. ticketfly.com; djmarkfarina.net.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 KILBOURN HALL, EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, 26 GIBBS STREET 3:30 P.M. | FREE | ESM.ROCHESTER.EDU [ CLASSICAL ] The young chamber ensemble Trio
Cleonice from Boston has accomplished a lot since acting as New England Conservatory’s Graduate Piano Trio-inResidence. On Thursday afternoon, the trio will present a pair of free concerts on the Eastman School campus. Having gotten its start at The Juilliard School, the group has since asserted itself as a vital, up-and-coming presence in the chamber music scene. Trio Cleonice will also perform Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Eastman Commons’ Ciminelli Lounge (100 Gibbs Street). — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER
The Rita Collective WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 THE LITTLE THEATRE CAFÉ, 240 EAST AVENUE 7 P.M. | FREE | THELITTLE.ORG; RITACOLLECTIVE.COM [ WORLD ] Dean Keller has played in the Glenn Miller
Orchestra and worked with artists ranging from Tito Puente to The Temptations. Kristen Shiner McGuire and Kyle Vock are both music professors at Nazareth College. And the group’s new drummer, Joe Parker, recently earned his masters degree from the Eastman School of Music. Together they are The Rita Collective, a world music ensemble capable of reinventing a range of music from Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” or Duke Ellington’s “Blue Pepper” to Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror.” — BY RON NETSKY
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[ ALBUM REVIEWS ]
Phil Marshall “Scatterbed” Rocket Racket Records scatterbed.com
Speirs MONDAY, JANUARY 29 CALIFORNIA BREW HAUS, 402 WEST RIDGE ROAD 6 P.M. | $10 | TICKETFLY.COM SPEIRSBAND.BANDCAMP.COM [ ROCK ] As bands become increasingly satisfied with
jumping on the latest trend and riding it to the next one, it’s almost miraculous to find a band with its own vision, a unique sound, and a sense of purpose. Thankfully, Speirs possess all these qualities, and its self-titled 2015 EP is a lean, concise declaration of intent. Taken as a whole, the EP comes across as the third or fourth release from a well-seasoned band. The fact that it’s Speirs’ first release solidifies them as a force to be reckoned with.
— BY ALEXANDER JONES
Sounding like a taunt from a villain of my nottoo-distant past, the letter that accompanied Phil Marshall’s new CD, “Scatterbed,” opened with “Just when you thought Phil Marshall had nothing left.” It could be argued the master guitar wizard always had this album in him and that the time he spent with other notable outfits was a lifelong detour. That’s not to discredit The Colorblind James Experience or any of the many notable bands he’s chopped wood for (Hotheads, SLT, etc.), but you gotta wonder why, after all these years, Marshall finally hits the stands with his first album. This album — with just Marshall and his guitar for the most part — is a dark brew, teaming with atmosphere and melancholy. Marshall’s guitar is rich in tone as he trips, travels, and traipses tremendous. Anyone that’s heard him knows the man can play anything and everything, but on “Scatterbed,” he plays it cautious — not held back, but tastefully reserved. Marshall’s voice is quiet, limited perhaps in range but not in breathtaking honesty and mood. The whole album is mellow with a shared introspective flair, kinda like a cross between a lie detector and pop lullabies sung in half time. The whole affair is simply gorgeous. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Nightfall. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 6:30 p.m. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:308:30 p.m. Roses & Revolutions. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc. com. 7-10 p.m. [ BLUES ]
The Geezers. The Beale, 693
South Ave. 585-226-6473. thebealegrille.com. 7-9 p.m. Upward Groove. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille. com. 10 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Duo Vela: Flute and Guitar Music from Around the World. Little Theatre Café,
240 East Ave. 757-298-0311. https://thelittle.org. 7-9 p.m.
Empire Film Music Ensemble: From Darkness into Light. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. empirefilmmusicensemble. com/upcoming-concerts/. 8-9:30 p.m. $2-$10. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Eastman Opera Theatre THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 EASTMAN OPERA STUDIO, ANNEX 804, 26 GIBBS STREET $15-$20 | EASTMANTHEATRE.ORG [ OPERA ] Eastman Opera Theatre is back with a
double bill of one-act verismo (realism) operas from the early 20th century. Giacomo Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” has long been a staple of the repertoire, while Umberto Giordano’s “Mese Mariano” is rarely performed. A lecture on the operas will be given an hour before each performance. 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday.
— BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER
Tivoli Skye “Daydreamer” Self-released tivoliskye.com
“Daydreamer” captures singer-songwriter Tivoli Skye in a state of flux as she slowly begins to distance herself from the pop she’s been ensconced in since her early teens. Her songs have always had an emotive honesty to them that flew in the face of overproduction. Though this album still has a heavy studio hand throughout, the songs are little closer to the bone and stand out as if outgrowing themselves. This makes “Daydreamer” more like an album and a half. It ain’t bad, but I’m really looking forward to the next one. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Marian Hill. Montage Music
Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall. com. 7 p.m. $5-$10. [ JAZZ ]
Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers.
The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org. The Jim Nugent Trio. Monroe’s Restaurant & Bar, 3001 Monroe Ave. 585-348-9103. jimnugentjazz.com. 6-9 p.m. [ KARAOKE ]
Lead Singer Karaoke Challenge. BLU Bar & Grill,
250 Pixley Rd. 585-2470079. blurochester.com. 8-11 p.m. $1. continues on page 20
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Keep an eye out for these bands in 2016 (clockwise from top left): Aweful Kanawful; Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers; Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People; Green Dreams; Hot Mayonnaise; King Buffalo; McKinley James; and The Temptators.
Eight bands to watch in 2016 [ PREVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
Fortunately, Rochester’s fertile music scene is diverse and doesn’t lean in one direction. Some bands have lofty aspirations of hitting the road and hitting it big; others are into it for the beer and a chance to get out of the house once a week. All of those bands are spread out over a broad spectrum of styles and innovation.
There is punk, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll — and all that falls under that umbrella — garage, rockabilly, hip-hop, singersongwriter, folk, metal, blues, country, Americana, and so on. And the scene is constantly shifting with new blood coming in. Just when you don’t think it’ll get any better, it does. Here are 10 artists (in alphabetical order) who are planning for a big year.
They caught our attention and we want to make sure they catch yours. Dig …
Not everyone sets out to be a rock star. Austin Lake, the guy behind Aweful Kanawful, always wanted to be a stuntman. “Evel Knievel had his own record,” he says. “And I thought it was
a good publicity stunt to put out your own record. And now I’m hooked on this music thing. I realized I had some stuff I wanted to get out there.” Aweful Kanawful recently released “Brave As Hits,” an album (cassette actually) of lo-fi elegance and innovation. It is all Lake with a Tascam 8-track recorder and pirated instruments. It sounds like the production you’d find on Sun Records when Ike Turner was an A&R man. But the songs for the most part aren’t your stock 1-4-5 bop. There’s more of an angular twist that snakes its way throughout. awefulkanawful. bandcamp.com.
Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers
In the unlikeliest of music scenes and the equally unlikeliest of climates arises The Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers: four gringos who have this sensual strain of music down, including its Portuguese tongue and subtle yet powerful syncopation. It’s a slow shimmy set to stun; it’s languid and elegant; and it’s the perfect soundtrack to date night (unless, that is, you’re content in stopping at second base). facebook. com/bradleybrothersmusic.
Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People
Though she’s been bubbling beneath the surface of the Rochester scene for a while now, the word is out: Daniele Ponder is a force of nature. With tours of Europe behind and ahead of her, Ponder is solidifying her sound: a tremendous blast of sophisticated soul, hip-hop, R&B, and rock. The woman can belt for sure. daniellepondermusic.com
In the never-ending quest to corral punk — to throw a saddle on it and ride — bands and their fans spend countless hours in circular debate over this flexible genre’s beguiling definition and their own adherence to its limits. What is punk? Who is punk? Punk is a sound and attitude perfectly exemplified by Rochester’s Green Dreams. Some punks are too punk to admit they’re punk. Not Green Dreams; the band packs a pristine punch, but the edges are still frayed. There’s urgency but no anger; there’s fun but no hollow frivolity; it’s declamatory but not duplicitous. Can you dig it? greendreams.bandcamp.com.
With a trail of empty beer cans in its wake, Hot Mayonnaise swings like a hammer. This is simply awesome barroom rock with one eye on the arena. Brilliantly raw and instantly recognizable guitar parts full of sexified anger go head to head with vocals that come off more as a growled threat. hotmayonnaise.bandcamp.com.
Deliciously fuzzed out and psychedelic in all its mid-tempo grind and glory, King Buffalo takes the sludgy dirge of stoner rock and opens it up to a thunderous and very dynamic trot. Fans of The Amboy Dukes or Monster Magnet will love this band. It has several singles out including a split with Sweden’s Le Betre, and has contributed to a Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland compilation. King Buffalo’s debut full length, “Orion,” is cleared to land in early 2016. kingbuffalo.bandcamp.com.
Just hearing 14-year-old McKinley James saw off a slab of instrumental rock like Link Wray’s “Black Widow” tells you we’re on to something here. At his abbreviated age, James tackles vintage rockabilly, blues, and R&B with the same fervor as its originators — and with an amazingly reverential accuracy. Mark my words this kid is going places.
For those of you who like classic transistor pop and rock, The Temptators is your band. If you like the yesterday intensity of The Sonics married to the nascent blast of The Mooney Suzuki, The Temptators is your band. If you like musicians with an eye for Beefheart ingenuity and Zappa– esque hairpin time signatures … well, you get the picture. This band will blow your head off, live or on cassette. That’s right: The Temptators’ debut release, “Welcome Home,” is on cassette tape. So if you’re driving an ‘83 Caprice POS with a cassette deck and a busted cigarette lighter, you’re golden. thetemptators.bandcamp.com.
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Spotlight on Faculty: InVerse. Hochstein School of Music & Dance, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 7-8 p.m. $5.
[ POP/ROCK ]
Chris Bathgate, White Woods, and Wolf Jaw. Bug Jar, 219
[ COUNTRY ]
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 9 p.m. $10-$12..
Haywire. Nashvilles, 4853 W
Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28
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Suor Angelica and Mese Mariano. Eastman School of
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Root Cellar Jam: Gordon Munding and Curtis Waterman.
Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. bernunzio. com. 7 p.m. Tom Mahoney. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. [ BLUES]
Big Blue House. The Little
Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org. 7 p.m. [ VOCALS ]
Suor Angelica and Mese Mariano. Eastman School of
Music, 26 Gibbs St. 454-2100. eastmantheatre.org. 2 p.m. and -30, 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Music, 26 Gibbs St. 454-2100. eastmantheatre.org. Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. $15-$20.
POP ROCK | ANDREW MCMAHON
A thumbs up from Joywave is all you really need to agitate some gravel to head out and see a band or an artist. Hell, they turned me on to KOPPS. Anyhow, Andrew McMahon’s forward-thinking pop rock is a sunny blend of astute lyrics and melody. He’s also the principal songwriter in Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness will play with Joywave, New Politics, and Coleman Hell on Friday, January 29, at the Main Street Armory, 900 East Main Street. 7 p.m. $30. mainstreetarmory.com; andrewmcmahon.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 3814000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
International Fridays. Taylor’s Nightclub, 3300 Monroe Ave. Pittsford. 585-738-4599. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. [ JAZZ ]
The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel
[ POP/ROCK ]
Ryan Sutherland, The Dirty Pennies, and The Bournes.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8. Steve Balesteri. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, JANAURY 29 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Bob White, David Russell, Dave Shaver, and Marshall Smith.
The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 585-226-6473. ourcoffeeconnection.org. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.
Dance Dreamz Studio Guitar Concert. Dance Dreamz
Studio, 496 Long Pond Road. 585-313-1195. DanceDreamz. com. 7:30-10 p.m. $20, reservation suggested.
VOCAL | “UNDERGROUND RAILROAD:
[ JAZZ ]
A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY”
Deborah Branch. Amaya Indian
On the cusp of Black History Month, soprano Kathleen Battle and pianist Joel Martin will bring a timely program of traditional black spirituals, titled “Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey,” to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Battle’s bell-like voice and exquisite technical precision have helped garner her five Grammy awards for her operatic endeavors. The concert’s message will be further accentuated by excerpted readings from Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, performed by actors Nora Cole and David Shakes. The Rochester Festival Chorus, conducted by Jason Holmes, will also perform. Kathleen Battle and company will perform “Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey” on Saturday, January 30, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. $20-$85. 454-2100; eastmantheatre.org. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER [ BLUES ]
Dave Riccioni & Friends. The
Beale, 693 South Ave. 2714650. ogdenny.com. 6-9 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
HOC Loves ROC. ,. hochstein.
org. -Feb. 7. Music and dance festival. Varies.
Motets by Quatro. First
Universalist Church of Rochester, 150 Clinton Ave S. 585-473-4025. 5:30-6 p.m.
Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series: David Higgs.
Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. Christchurch.org. 8-9:15 p.m. $10-$12.
Cuisine, 1900 S. Clinton Ave. 241-3223. amayabarandgrill. com. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes. The Bop Shop,
1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3354. bopshop.com. 8:30 p.m. $5$10.
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 381-2144. FredCostello.com. 7:30-10 p.m. Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177.com. 4:30 p.m. Free.
The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. The Rochester Rat Pack. Stuart Steiner Theatre Genesee Community College, One College Road, Batavia. genesee.edu. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. [ R&B/ SOUL ]
Quazi*Mojo. Brickwood Grill,
250 Monroe Ave. 730-8230. brickwoodgrill.com. 7-10 p.m.
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Banned From The Tavern.
Marshall Dillon Band.
Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 9 p.m.
Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m.
Conscious Pilot, Stuntman, Bittle, Thromb, Zealous, Jon Neri, and Skanntron. Bug Jar,
219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $5-$15. Grand Canyon Rescue Episode. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $5. JB Aaron & The Brethren. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com.
Kelly Izzo, Mike Shapiro, Ryan Johnson and Miles George. The
Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. greenhousecafe. com. 6:30-9 p.m. Mansfield Avenue Band. The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. Fairport. 377-2452. eaglevale. com/argyle-grill. 7-10 p.m. Marty Roberts. Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 5 p.m.
New Politics, Joywave, and Andrew McMahon. Main Street
Armory, 900 E. Main St. 2323221. mainstreetarmory.com. 7 p.m. $20. The Red Hot and Blue Band. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 6-9 p.m. Significant Other. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 585-2929940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m.midnight. Talking Under Water. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org. 8 p.m.
Trespassers, Speirs, Chanz, and Camping. California
Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge
[ VOCALS ]
Suor Angelica and Mese Mariano. Eastman School of
Music, 26 Gibbs St. 454-2100. eastmantheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. [ JAZZ ]
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
FOLK | CHRIS BATHGATE
The way Ann Arbor-based artist Chris Bathgate slings his guitar can be described as somewhere between cradling and wringing. The liberal use of stomp boxes — both vocally and on the guitar — adds dimension to his music’s quiet storm. The man and his post- modern folk-esque refrain are both riveting. Imagine Billy Bragg lost in the woods, or in this case Chris Bathgate, and all of a sudden, lonely doesn’t sound so bad. Chris Bathgate plays with White Woods and Wolf Jaw on Wednesday, January 27, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $10-12. bugjar.com; chrisbathgate.org. — BY FRANK DE BLASE Rd. 621-1480. facebook. com/thecaliforniabrewhaus. 6 p.m. $10.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 [ BLUES ]
Blues and Beyond with Steve Greene. Bernunzio Uptown
Music, 122 East Ave. bernunzio. com/events/jazz-side-blues/. 12-2 p.m. $10.
Industrial Blues Band. Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnyslivemusic. com. 8 p.m.
1675 Penfield Rd. 381-2144. FredCostello.com. 7:30-10 p.m. The Jim Nugent Trio. Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 1290 University. 585-271-5000. jimnugentjazz.com. 7-10 p.m. Mel Henderson. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place. Pittsford. 585-641-0340. winebarinpittsfordny.com/. 7-9 p.m. Late Night Jazz Jam Session. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. The Moho Collective. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m.
The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. [ METAL ]
Headbanger’s Ball. Montage HOC Loves ROC. ,. hochstein.
Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall. com. 9 p.m. $15-$17.
Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey. Kodak Hall
[ POP/ROCK ]
[ CLASSICAL ] org. Feb. 7. Music and dance festival. Varies. at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. eastmanhouse.org. 8 p.m. $20-$85.
The Amy Hazard Band. Boulder
Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee.info. 8-10 p.m.
Flakjacket, Analog Addiction, Max Americana and Hojack. California Brew
Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. facebook.com/ thecaliforniabrewhaus. 7 p.m.
Harmonica Lewinski, Club DJ, El Destructo, and Dangerbyrd.
Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union St. 270-8106. facebook.com/ hArM0niCaLeWinSKi/. 10 p.m.2 a.m.
Jackson Cavalier and the Fevertones. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org.
Mansfield Avenue Band.
Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 377-0410. towpathcafe.com. 7-10 p.m. Roc City. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m.
[ CLASSICAL ]
Compline, Christ Church Schola Cantorum. Christ
Church, 141 East Ave. 585-4543878. Christchurchrochester. org. 9-9:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. HOC Loves ROC. ,. hochstein. org. Feb. 7. Music and dance festival. Varies.
Two Hands, Four Players, Eighty-Eight Keys. Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall, 4245 East Avenue. 3892700. naz.edu/music. 3-4:30 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
Deadwolf, Frends, and Wisdom Kids. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
Sexy Teenagers, Reps, and Tyranitar. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Significant Other and Dirty Bourbon Blues Band. Flour
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6.
City Station, 170 East Ave. flourcitystation.com. 9:30 p.m.
The Sun Parade and St. Phillips Escalator. Abilene
Roses & Revolutions. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa. com. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:15 p.m. $7.
Televisionaries, Spacegrazer, and Shane Medanich. Monty’s Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. facebook.com/ montyskrown. 9 p.m.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St. 271-4930. tangocafedance. com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
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The festival events feature dance from cultures all over the world, with 35 dance classes/workshops, including Contemporary, Yoga, Capoeira, Improvisation, West African Dance, Middle Eastern Dance, and more.
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THROUGH FEBRUARY 28 NAZARETH COLLEGE ARTS CENTER GALLERY, 4245 EAST AVENUE TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AND SUNDAY, 12 P.M. TO 5 P.M.; FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 12 P.M. TO 8 P.M. 389-5073; NAZ.EDU/ART/ARTS-CENTER-GALLERY [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
After teaching for 38 years at Nazareth College, Lynn Duggan will retire at the end of this semester. The current exhibit at the college’s Arts Center Gallery is a retrospective that spans nearly four decades of her work, and includes the elegant jewelry and sculpture Duggan is known for as a masterful metalsmith, and mixed media sculpture, collage, and drawings. The work is beautiful in form, balance, and materiality, and tackles the many unpleasant matters of human life such as sexism, violence, and mortality. Resistance of our patriarchal system is a strong unifying theme amid the many social, health, and environmental concerns Duggan explores in her art. The patriarchy’s impact manifests in imposed gender roles that Duggan argues are harmful to all people, and in the industrial destruction of the mind, body, society, and planet. Throughout her life, Duggan has revisited the concept of the divine feminine, symbolically alluding to myths that have been buried and resurrected, or stories of feminine power that have been transmuted into a masculine identity or otherwise stifled. “I’ve been interested in the way that we explore the spiritual or the ‘higher beings’ within our own form,” she says. “The stories that come out of that reflect cultural values and in turn, reinforce cultural values.” “Trial by Fire,” a brooch from Duggan’s “Lives of the Saints” series, contains visual allusions to Joan of Arc, to “witches” burned, and to rape and sexual abuse on all sides of wars throughout history. The trunk of the little figure’s body is formed by a piece of ivory from a bracelet historically worn by Hindi women that would be broken upon the death of her husband. This component also alludes to fire, as widows were traditionally forced to join their husbands on the funeral pyre.
Much like wider culture, Duggan is continuously reducing men and women to some of their parts — the slit and the phallus; breasts and muscles — that have us so tripped up in this mortal experiment. One of her many conceptual neckpieces, “The Construction of Gender,” looks like a balancing act and a puzzle with imagery of sexuality and sexual roles. “It’s about fitting into this normative, stay-at-home-mom role,” she says. Similarly, the pull-toy sculpture, “Plaything,” is a sarcastic reaction to this imposed role. The robot-like form wields a dinner tray, with a vacuum attached to Lynn Duggan’s “Fall of the Empire” is part of “Trajectory,” her rear, nearly nothing in a restrospective of nearly 40 years of her work, on view at her pencil-sharpener head, Nazareth College through February 28. PHOTO PROVIDED and a jeweled slit up front. “She’s got it all,” Duggan says. and patriotism — as well as a vinyl tube “She serves you, in more ways than one.” filled with oil — swirling, noose-like, The object’s tertiary colors read like a around the wearer’s neck. Positioned throwback to a vintage piece of furniture. like a pendent is a muscular, headless Though there is plenty of visual torso with a bullet for a phallus dangling clapback at the treatment of women below. Similarly, another neckpiece, and girls, Duggan’s work contains an “Circular Arguments,” contains imagery empathetic consideration of the ways our of guns and American iconography, system impacts boys and men, too. “I “because the discussions keep going have four brothers and three sons, and the around and around, and we don’t make pressure to conform is there,” she says. “If any progress,” Duggan says. they don’t conform, they are marginalized, The “dc” in “Frack u dc” refers both to bullied. It can be very, very nasty, and they America’s capitol and also Dick Cheney, learn very quickly, you either fit the mold, “because he was the one who created or you’re not going to get anywhere. You’re the Haliburton loophole so that this disempowered by refusing that.” industry doesn’t have to answer to the One of the ways this is expressed is in the EPA. They don’t have to tell you what’s expectation of men to serve as combatants in the chemicals.” A vision of trauma, in unjust wars, and then forsaking them with corroded metal clouds, the iconic once they’ve returned. Duggan explores the fracking tower, and literal bone used to physical and psychological toll on vets in represent the broken earth. This necklace “Casualty,” a sculpture depicting the twisted also has a section of vinyl tubing, here remains of a returned soldier. The skeletal and filled with a chemical cocktail not listed hobbled form is built of bone, wood, foam, on the materials tag. “They don’t tell me and steel carefully balanced on a lead sheet. It what’s in their stuff, I don’t tell them seems miraculous that the form is standing, what’s in mine,” Duggan says. which speaks of a resilience, despite the shattering grimace it has in place of a head. Some of Duggan’s wearables seem like the Ancient Mariner’s albatross: an emblem of our shitshow of shame. “Fall of the Empire” has imagery of money, weapons,
Jane Comfort and Company will perform “Beauty” this weekend as part of the University of Rochester’s inspireDANCE Festival. PHOTO BY ARTHUR ELGORT
Barbies on stage Jane Comfort and Company “BEAUTY” FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 STRONG AUDITORIUM, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER RIVER CAMPUS 8 P.M. | $5-$15 ROCHESTER.EDU/COLLEGE/DANCE/EVENTS; JANECOMFORTANDCOMPANY.ORG [ PREVIEW ] BY CASEY CARLSEN
Award-winning contemporary dance organization Jane Comfort and Company will bring its provocative dance-theater show, “Beauty,” to the University of Rochester this weekend as part of the UR Program of Dance and Movement’s 6th annual inspireDANCE festival. “Beauty,” choreographed by Comfort, uses the American icon of a Barbie doll to examine the cultural pressures surrounding women’s physique, attire, and appearance. “Over the years,” Comfort says, “I just started noticing in New York City, and in the media, that all the women were starting to look the same — same straight long hair, same big boobs on an anorexic body, same botoxed features. Everybody was starting to look like Barbie. I was so disheartened that young women seem to think that they need to look that way too. As women we’re so used to being valued for how we look that we accept it.” So Comfort started researching the topic — reading everything from Naomi Wolf’s “The Beauty Myth” to “Cinderella Ate My Daughter” by Peggy Orenstein — and holding in-depth discussions with her dancers on society’s perceived expectations of female beauty. Comfort was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010 for the creation of “Beauty,” and in 2011, the piece premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. A New York City premiere at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club followed shortly thereafter.
“Beauty” utilizes a wide range of theatrical elements: four dancers portray Barbie dolls in various vignettes along with a male performer with many roles, all while one performer does a real-time beauty routine in a corner of the stage — shaving her legs, giving herself a pedicure, putting on fake eyelashes, getting dressed, and so on. We can expect witty insights and in-the-know humor in this performance. Get ready to chuckle; probably guffaw. Comfort has created more than 50 dance and theater works that have been presented throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America. She has won — among other distinctions — a Bessie Award (NY Dance and Performance Award), a Doris Duke Award for New Work, and 15 National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) fellowships and grants (from 1979-2012). “Beauty” utilizes a variety of scenarios to comment on the absurdity of society’s expectations for female beauty. In one section, one of the four “Barbies” is coached by the male performer on how to walk like a beauty queen. In another section, a “Barbie” makes a visit to a plastic surgeon during which he uses magic marker on her face and body to denote the changes he will produce. A drier section of the performance features the “Barbies” walking slowly and in unison downstage — first in bathing suits, then in high heels and evening gowns. Comfort’s message couldn’t be clearer. The piece ends with the performers coming out of character and discussing, among their real-life selves, what they grew up observing about female beauty expectations. Missy Pfohl Smith, director of the Program of Dance and Movement, and artistic director of local contemporary dance company BIODANCE, cites Comfort as an influence in her own choreography, much of which also deals with societal issues. “Jane’s work investigates social justice, politics, culture and many controversial issues that plague contemporary society,” she says.
[ OPENING ] Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. Penfield Art Association 2016 Winter Show. Through Feb. 28. Opening reception Sat. Feb. 6, 2-4 p.m. 50 paintings in a variety of media. 586-5815. penfieldartassociation.com/. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Spirit of America. Through Feb. 29. Original work by American artist Marcella Gillenwater. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com/. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Storyteller. Through Feb. 27. Paintings by Nils R. Caspersson. thelittle.org. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Wondrous Nature. Through March 6. Opening reception Thurs. Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m. A display of photographs by Joseph Woody. 585.546.8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. Ashley Blalock. Through Feb. 24. Reception Thurs. Jan 28, 1-2 p.m. & 5-7 p.m., artist lecture 12:30 p.m. Site Specific crochet instillation. genesee.edu. The Sibley Building, 228 East Main St. Airigami Balloon Adventure: Journey on the Genesee. Through Feb. 7. 585359-8695. airigamiadventure. com. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Memories in Paint. Through Feb. 14. Oils, acrylics, and watercolors by Dick Kane. 585.546.8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. Seeing Things. Through March 5. Paintings and drawings by Lin Price. 232-6030 x23. axomgallery.com. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. Then and Now. Through Feb. 12. A retrospective of paintings by Betty Jane Evans. 271-9070. rochesterunitarian.org. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. Frozen View of Mirror Lake. Through March 31. Watercolor paintings by Tracie Doerner. 385-0298. friendlyseniorliving.org. Gallery 96, 604 Pittsford-Victor Road. The Nature of Things. Through Feb. 20. Photos by Chris Cove, Tom Kredo, Gil Maker, and Betsy Phillips. thegallery96.com. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. Farm to Table: The Migrant and Seasonal Worker. Through Jan. 30. Work from photography class, Social Reportage: Migrant Workers, taught by Arleen Thaler. 271-5920. rochesterarts.org. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. Refuge. Through Feb. 14. By Ellie Honl. blogs.rochester. edu/hartnett. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Size Matters. Through Feb. 21. Receptions Fri. Jan. 29, 5-8:30 p.m. and Fri. Feb. 5, 5-9 p.m. Large images by David Bleich. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery. com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Cherry Drops. Through Jan. 31. Charles Roman’s original
SPECIAL EVENT | AIRIGAMI BALLOON ADVENTURE: “JOURNEY ON THE GENESEE”
Two-time Guinness World Record holder Larry Moss, Kelly Cheatle and dozens of artists and volunteers will return to the Sibley Building for another magical Airigami adventure. This year’s theme is “Journey on the Genesee.” The five-story balloon exhibit will include a giant waterfall and river that flows indoors along with a valley with animals and springtime depictions of plants. More than 40,000 balloons (equivalent to about 200 to 250 pounds) will be used to transform the Sibley Building atrium into the great outdoors. “Our largest project for many years has been the one we do here in town,” Moss says. “To be able to direct its focus on the nature and beauty of our region is a special thing. We are using natural, compostable latex balloons. It’s great to be able to produce something on the scale that we do that leaves as little impact on the environment as imaginable.” Moss, Airigami’s founder and creative director, is no stranger to ambitious, massive projects, and is considered to be the world’s greatest balloon artist. The Brighton resident’s portfolio includes the first piloted latex balloon sculpture, The Fantastic Flying Octopus, and several Balloon Manors — including slightly haunted houses, enormous representations of fairy tales, and a depiction of a wrecked sailing ship above the lost continent of Atlantis. Last year’s event, The Amazing Air-Filled Undersea Adventure, drew more than 30,000 visitors to the Sibley Building downtown. “We’re looking forward to using Journey on the Genesee as an educational opportunity,” Moss says. “We’re working with the YMCA of Greater Rochester and the Seneca Park Zoo Society with their missions of science education and conservation awareness. One of the things we’re doing this year, working with the Y, is bringing in kids. They are playing an important part in completing the project.” Construction of Airigami Balloon Adventure: “Journey on the Genesee” is currently underway in the Sibley Building atrium (228 East Main Street) and will continue through Thursday, January 28, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Construction is open to the public for viewing. The completed Airigami Balloon Adventure will be open Friday, January 29, at 10 a.m., through Sunday, February 7. Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., except for Sunday, February 7, which will be open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. An Airigami Balloon Adventure popping party will take place Sunday, February 7, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and requires a ticket. For a schedule of other events or more information, visit airigamiadventure.com. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR still life painting. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com/. Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave. Irondequoit Art Club Show. Through Jan. 29. Various media including acrylic, oil, and watercolor for view and for sale. irondequoitartclub.org.
Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. Attack of the Killer Dudes. Through Feb. 29. Funky and freaky works by members of “Dudes Night Out.”. 232-9030. lux666.com. continues on page 24
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Studies Archive. Through Feb. 26. Graphic design work. 4752866. email@example.com. finweb.rit. edu/gallery. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Monitored or Recorded. Through Feb. 19. Reception Fri. Feb. 5, 6-9 p.m. Found material of interrogations, witness interviews, and jail phone calls by Luna Galassini. 4428676. vsw.org.
ART | ASHLEY BLALOCK’S “KEEPING UP APPEARANCES”
The Roz Steiner Art Gallery at Genesee Community College (1 College Road, Batavia) is kicking off this spring semester with a vibrant installation by California-based artist Ashley Blalock. The site-specific crochet illustration, “Keeping Up Appearances,” will fill the space with a spiderweb of larger-than-life, ornate, red doilies. Blalock creates artwork and installations inspired by everyday artifacts from the domestic sphere, exploring themes of discomfort and the coping mechanisms used to provide solace from the stress and trauma of modern life. She utilizes the slow, methodical process of crotchet as an answer to a world increasingly comprised of virtual connections, quick transitions, planned obsolescence, and instant gratification. An artist lecture will be held Thursday, January 28, at 12:30 p.m., followed by opening receptions from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition continues through February 24. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 343-0055 x6490, or visit genesee.edu/gallery. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Art Exhibits Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. Arena Force. Through Jan. 29. Work by members of the Arena Art Group steering committee or those who have volunteered with the group since 2012. 315-4620210. firstname.lastname@example.org. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Mellow Mug, 616a PittsfordVictor Rd. Pittsford. Eve: The Series. Through Jan. 31. Series of paintings by Michael Slattery. 585-249-9310. melllowmug@ yahoo.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair. Inspiring Beauty:forty showstopping ensembles, including haute couture and ready-to-wear gowns, feathered coats and statement designs from the 1960s to the 21st century. 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Lynn Duggan: Trajectory. Through Feb. 28. Jewelry, sculpture, drawing, and collage. naz.edu. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Unfolding the Soul of Black Deaf Expressions. Through Feb. 27. More than 100 works of art from more than 30 Black Deaf artists. rit.edu/ntid/ dyerarts/. Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. Flow. Through March 6. Receptions Fri. Feb. 5 and March 4, 6-9 p.m. Oil paintings by Lynette Blake. 704-2889. lynetteblake.com/. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. A Heroine Sample. Through Feb. 26. Artist reception Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m. Large acrylic and oil paintings of the modern heroine,
figure work by Stephen Harkola. 585-232-7340. sharkx77.wix. com/harkola. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. A Measured Silence. Through Feb. 27. Artists reception Sat. Jan. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Paintings in oil and acrylic by Ray Easton and Thomas Kegler. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S. Main St. Canandaigua. Emerging Artists & Their Mentors. Through Feb. 27. Work done by students who took art classes during 2015 and the instructors who teach at Studio II. prrgallery.com. Phillips Fine Art, Door #9 The Hungerford Building. Collector’s Show and Sale. Through Jan. 30. Pieces from six private collections. 232-8120. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. New Works Show. Through Jan. 31. Featuring 24 artists. 730-7034. Rochesterbrainery.com. Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. The Arena Group Collaborates. Through Feb. 26. Works made in collaboration with other Arena artists. arenaartgroup.com. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Fredrick Douglass Daguerreotype. 276-6264. ur.rochester.edu. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Ann Ropp: Works on Paper. Through Feb. 23. Opening reception Tues. Jan. 26, 4-6 p.m. Colorful abstractions. 395-2805. brockport.edu/finearts. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. Milton Glaser: Posters from the Vignelli Center for Design
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[ WED., JANUARY 27 ] Jennie Marie The XXL Medium. 6 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster $55. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ THU., JANUARY 28 ] Sam Tripoli and Chad Zumock. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ SAT., JANUARY 30 ] Canary’s Late Night Show. 11 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St $8-$10. 607-760-0422. canaryissketch.com. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Cinema Theatre, 957 S. Clinton Ave. $5. 585-271-1785. cinemarochester.com.
Dance Events [ WED., JANUARY 27 ] inspireDance Festival. Jan. 27Feb. 1. Spurrier Dance Studio, University of Rochester, River Campus $5-$25. 273-5150. rochester.edu/college/dance/ events/. [ FRI., JANUARY 29 ] Teddi Dance for Love. Jan. 29-30. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave 385-7307. sjfc.edu. [ SAT., JANUARY 30 ] Dance to Awaken the Heart. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tru Yoga Rochester, 696 South Ave. $5-$10 donation. 585-7891865. email@example.com. awakentheheart.org/dance. Old School vs. New School: Groove Juice Special. 8-11 p.m. The Historic German House Auditorium, 315 Gregory Street $8-$10. 585-5636241. firstname.lastname@example.org. groovejuiceswing.com. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 2 ] Line Dance Lessons. 6-8 p.m American Legion Hall, 1707 Penfield Rd $8. joeship1@ yahoo.com. Rotary Big Band Swing Dance. 7:30 p.m. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd Penfield $1. 340-8655. Swing 1: Intro to Swing. 8:309:45 p.m GrooveJuiceSwing, 315 Gregory St $50-$60. 585-415-3714. info@ groovejuiceswing.com. groovejuiceswing.com.
Holiday Valentine Pysanky Eggs. Sat., Jan. 30, 1-3 p.m. Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul St. #23 $29. 585-210-3213. Eventbrite.com.
Lectures [ THU., JANUARY 28 ] Humanities Center Inaugural Year Series: Deborah Jenson. 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus rochester.edu. King’s Legacy Celebration. 12-2 p.m. RIT Gordon Field House, One Lomb Memorial Drive Presented by Andrew Young 475 - 4121. rit.edu. [ SUN., JANUARY 31 ] Decisions Toward the End of Life: How Much Control and Choice Can One Have?. 9:4510:45 a.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street 585-325-4000. downtownpresbyterian.org. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 2 ] Tuesday Topics: Downtown in the Next Decade. 12:12-12:52 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 4288350. libraryweb.org.
Literary Events [ THU., JANUARY 28 ] Classic Book Discussion. 3-4 p.m. Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave 585-366-6060. email@example.com. irondequoitlibrary.org. Reading by Paul Moyer. 7-9 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave 473-2590. wab.org. [ SAT., JANUARY 30 ] Words on the Verge: Kitty Jospe and Bart White. 5-7 p.m. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St Brockport 637-5494. wordsonthevergebrockport. blogspot.com. [ MON., FEBRUARY 1 ] Moving Beyond Racism Book Group Discussion. 7-8:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. 585-334-5971. barnesandnoble.com.
Meetings [ WED., JANUARY 27 ] Parkinsons Support Group of the Finger Lakes. 1 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St Canandaigua Presented by Michelle Burack, MD 313-9689. woodlibrary.org. [ SAT., JANUARY 30 ] Annual Meeting. 11 a.m. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd 271-9070. metrojustice.org. Metro Justice Annual Members Meeting. 11 a.m. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd 2719070. metrojustice.org.
[ FRI., JANUARY 29 ] 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour. 8 p.m. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Thurs. Jan. 28, 6 p.m Hubbell Aud, University of Rochester Campus. Digital program - Part A [80 minutes] eight short works 442-8676. aafilmfest. org/53rd_tour_programs.
[ WED., JANUARY 27 ] 25th Annual Miniatures and Dollhouse Exhibit. Through Feb. 14. Glenn H, Curtiss Museum, 8419 Route 54, Hammondsport Through Feb. 14. More then 100 displays from Victorian to farm to modern, and themes like trains, ships, and more glennhcurtissmuseum.org.
FILM | 53RD ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL TOUR
This week, the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour will make its first ever stop in Rochester, hosted by the University of Rochester’s Film and Media Studies Program and the Visual Studies Workshop. Now in its 53rd year, the festival is the longestrunning independent and experimental film festival in North America. Program Director David Dinnell will attend the events, which take place Thursday, January 28, and Friday, January 29. The digital program, held on Thursday, 6 p.m., at Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchinson Hall (University of Rochester), includes “Symphony No. 42,” a series of 47 surreal, absurd, and poignant vignettes by Hungarian animator Réka Busci; “Seven Signs that Mean Silence,” by Brooklyn-based artist Sara Magenheimer; Daisy Jacobs’ innovative “The Bigger Picture”(pictured); and Ephraim Asili’s “Many Thousands Gone, a portrait of Harlem, New York, and Salvador, Brazil,” with an original improvised soundtrack by legendary jazz musician Joe McPhee. The 16mm program, held on Friday, 8 p.m., at Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince Street) includes 13 new films from Austria, the UK, Canada, and the United States and three works that received the 53rd AAFF Best Cinematography Award. A discussion with David Dinnell will follow each program, and both events are free and open to the public. For a complete program description, visit the Ann Arbor Film Festival website at aafilmfest.org/53rd_tour_programs. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. Through April 10. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Through April. 10. Discover the adaptations of a wide variety of live frogs and uncover the clues they offer about our environment Included w/museum admission. rmsc.org. Brian Ulrich: The Centurion. Ongoing. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. History of photography, the collection represents the full history of photography, through Feb. 21.; Brian Ulrich, body of work based on urban legend, through Feb. 14 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. Scruples, Drachms, and Grains. Through March 11. Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut St Through March 11. Over fifteen kinds of weights used in Wayne County from the late 1800’s until the 1980’s 315946-4943. waynehistory.org.
Recreation [ SAT., JANUARY 30 ] RBA: Avon and Lima Rural Field Trip. 3 p.m. rochesterbirding. com. Rochester Bicycling Club. Check our online calendar for this week’s ride schedule or visit. Rochesterbicyclingclub.org.
Saturday Snowshoeing and Winter Hike. 1-3 p.m. Genesee County Park and Forest, 11095 Bethany Center Road . East Bethany $5-$15, registration required 585-344-1122. jspring.geneseeconsed@ yahoo.com. co.genesee.ny.us/ department/parks/. Saturday Snowshoeing. 1-3 p.m Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave Excluding Dec. 26 & Jan. 16 $3-$5, includes snowshoe rental and hot chocolate. 336-3035. westirondequoit.org/HelmerNC. Wild Game for the Big Game. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89 . Savannah $15-$20. 315-365-3580. montezuma@ audubon.org. audubon.org.
Special Events [ SAT., JANUARY 30 ] Book Sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fairport Library, 1 Village Landing 2239091. fairportlibrary.org. Miss Flower City Scholarship Competition. 6:30-9:30 p.m. JCC Hart Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Ave. $12-$15. 585-533-1077. MissFlowerCity@gmail.com. MissFlowerCity.org. Move On Up: Dance Party. 10 p.m. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street $5. 270-8570. facebook.com/djALYKHAN/.
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FESTIVAL | HOC LOVES ROC
THEATER | “AUGUSTA”
Hochstein School of Music and Dance this week will bring back its 10-day HOC Loves ROC festival, a countywide celebration of music and dance featuring Hochstein faculty and students. The festival will start Friday, January 29, at Hochstein Performance Hall (50 North Plymouth Avenue), with “InVerse,” a faculty spotlight that will feature the Telos Trio performing works by Walker, Ratcliff, Roxburg, and Coleman paired with poetry by William Wordsworth, Rabindranath Tagore, Langston Hughes, and more. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. and costs $5 per person or $10 per family.
In a trio of plays, the “Happiness Trilogy,” writer Richard Dresser explored class in America, and the need for individuals (no matter their status) to rely on one another in our society. The first play in the trilogy, the one-act “Augusta,” follows two Maine women who clean houses for the wealthy, and the repercussions that follow when the cleaning company brings in a new, abusive boss. BART Productions will present “Augusta” this weekend, featuring Jillian Severin as Claire, Stephanie Sheak as Molly, and James Heath as Jimmy, the boss. Donald B. Bartalo directs the play.
Other HOC Loves ROC events include the Hochstein Youth Wind Symphony in concert (January 30, Hochstein Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., free); a performance of the Suzuki Strings and Chamber Ensembles (January 31, Barnes & Noble at 3349 Monroe Avenue, 12 p.m., free); a songwriters’ circle (February 4, Press Coffee at 480 East Main Street, 7:30 p.m., free); and a lot more.
“Augusta” will be performed Thursday, January 28, through Sunday, January 31, at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue. 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. $12-$15. muccc.org. — BY JAKE CLAPP
For the full list of performances across the 10 days, visit hochstein.org. Most performances are free, but some do carry a ticket price, check the website for details. — BY JAKE CLAPP Pittsford Musicals Trivia Night. 7 p.m. King’s Bend Park, 170 West Jefferson Rd., Pittsford $10 per person. pittsfordmusicals.org. Team Trivia. 7-10 p.m. Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave $10. 336-3035. westirondequoit.org/HelmerNC. Lunch With Docs. 12-1:30 p.m. St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave. $15, rsvp required 585-794-8746. URNutritioninMedicine.com. Winterfest. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave Irondequoit.org. [ SUN., JANUARY 31 ] Focus on Haiti. 1:30 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. booksetcofmacedonny.com. Monroe County ABATE Motorcycle Swap Meet. 12-5 p.m. Hilton Firemen’s Exempt Club, 137 South Ave. $5. 585-329-7635. abatenymonroe.org. Painting with a Purrpose. 6-9 p.m. Pet Adoption Network, 4261 Culver Rd. $35. (585) 3389175. info@petadoptionnetwork. org. paintingwithatwist.com. [ MON., FEBRUARY 1 ] The Premiere. 7-9 p.m. Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman St. 585-586-9304. lululemon. com/stores/us/rochester/ cloverviewplaza.
Theater The Accidental Hero. Jan. 29-31. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton
Place Through Jan. 31. Fri. Jan. 29, 8 p.m., Sat. Jan. 30, 4 p.m., and Sun. Jan. 31, 2 p.m $25. 585-325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Augusta. Jan. 28-31. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through Jan. 31. Thurs. Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., Fri. Jan 29, 7:30 p.m., Sat. Jan. 30, 2 & 7:30 p.m., and Sun. Jan. 31, 2 p.m. A serio-comic play about two working class women who clean houses for wealthy summer people on the coast of Maine $12-$15. muccc.org. Without Wax. Fri., Jan. 29, 7:309:15 p.m. Impact Theatre, 201 East Main Street (2nd floor) . Palmyra Fri. Jan. 29, 7:30-9:15 a.m. A powerful drama about the life of a young woman, the choices she makes and characters she meets. Mature audiences only 315-597-3553. impactdrama.com. The Music Man. Through Jan. 30. Webster Thomas High School, 800 Five Mile Line Rd Through Jan. 30. Fri. Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., Sat. 30, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. A traveling con man tries to start a band, but his feelings make skipping town difficult $15. 670-8000. tickets. webstertheatreguild.org. A Pair of Gems. Jan. 29-Feb. 7. Good Shepard Church, 1130 Webster Rd, Through Feb. 7. Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. The Off-Monroe Players present the story of a landlord who lets a room to two lodgers, one who works at night and one who works during the day Free,
donations accepted 232-5570. off-monroeplayers.org/. PUSH Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde. Jan. 29-Feb. 11. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through Feb. 11. Thursdays 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. The physical illusions of PUSH, along with cutting-edge light and sound design that features three-dimensional video $31.50-$39.50. 4541260. bftix.org. Once Upon A Mattress, the Musical. Jan. 29-Feb. 7. A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St Through Feb. 7. Fri. and Sat. Jan. 29 & 30, 7:30 p.m., Sun. Jan 31, 2 p.m., Fri. and Sat. Feb 5 & 6, 7:30 p.m., and Sun. Feb. 7. 2 p.m. This rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans $10 -$13. 585-9357173. mjtstages.com.
Central Library, 115 South Ave. Registration required 585-4288110. libraryweb.org. Transforming Conflicts: Nonviolence 101. 9:30 a.m.1 p.m. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. $35-$50 donation. 4633266. firstname.lastname@example.org. gandhiinstitute.org.
[ TUE., FEBRUARY 2 ] Beer Cocktails with Naked Dove. 6-8 p.m. The Daily Refresher, 293 Alexander St. $40. 585-857-7885eventbrite. com/e/beer-cocktails-withnaked-dove-brewing-co-tickets20537984665?aff=es2. Heal, Strengthen, Move Forward. 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Responsibility and Discipline. 10 a.m.-noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org.
[ WED., JANUARY 27 ] CPR/AED and First Aid Training. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cardiac Life Training Center, 349 West Commercial Street . East Rochester $35-$65. 2863811. email@example.com. cardiaclife.net/. [ THU., JANUARY 28 ] A Night About the Food We Eat …. 6-8 p.m. John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 50 Ward Hill Road . Henrietta 585-3342130. johncalvinpc@frontiernet. net. jcpconthehill.org. Woodblock Carving. 6-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $30. 585730-7034. rochesterbrainery. com. [ SAT., JANUARY 30 ] Managing Difficult Dementia Behaviors. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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Puppet master “Anomalisa”
Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars this year, “Anomalisa” is a stop-motion (R), DIRECTED BY CHARLIE KAUFMAN film from Kaufman and co-director Duke AND DUKE JOHNSON Johnson, and as you might expect from the NOW PLAYING AT PITTSFORD CINEMA man who brought us “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Being John Malkovich,” it [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW delivers an unusual, cerebral, yet utterly human story. It also serves to emphasize what a great After my showing of “Anomalisa,” I watched a year 2015 was for adult animation (and the film woman — clearly displeased with what she’d is very much for adults: any parents who see the just seen — walk over and punch the film’s “animation” designation and assume the film will cardboard standee. Her friends muttered their be appropriate for their kids, it’s not). We meet Michael Stone (David Thewlis), a approval, and they continued on their way, middle-aged, British, semi-famous motivational angrily discussing how much they regretted their viewing choice. All this to say: “Anomalisa” speaker on his way to Cincinnati for a lecture engagement. As he makes his way from the isn’t a film for everyone, but for those on airport to the hotel, he makes awkward small director Charlie Kaufman’s characteristically talk with the taxi driver, and endures ingratiating odd wavelength, it’s just about perfect. hotel employees. All the while, the whir of humanity seems to blend together into a dull hum around him. It’s not immediately obvious why that is, but eventually it dawns on us that everyone Michael encounters sounds identical. Every character, besides Michael and one other, is voiced David Thewlis and Jennifer Jason Leigh get animated in “Anomalisa.”
by the actor Tom Noonan, and there’s a reason for that. The animation isn’t the overtly stylized look we might expect, but an extremely realistic representation of our own world — and there’s a very good reason for that, too. Michael checks in at the Hotel Fregoli, and after calling his wife and child back home, he makes a pathetic attempt to reconnect with a former flame in the area. Their reunion doesn’t go well, but after that spectacularly disastrous meeting, Michael meets Lisa (wonderfully voiced by Jennifer Jason Leigh); significantly younger than he is, Lisa’s in town specifically to hear Michael speak. Won over by her guileless charm, Michael is instantly infatuated. Despite how it sounds, “Anomalisa” is not a sweet romance (or a love story at all, really). It’s not the story of a quirky young woman who inspires our depressed protagonist to be a better man. The second film Charlie Kaufman has directed from one of his own scripts (the first being the ambitious “Synecdoche, NY”), it continues the filmmaker’s fascination with existential angst and loneliness. We’re put in the mindset of our spectacularly narcissistic lead character. Bored with his life and everyone in it, Michael sees Lisa as the key to his happiness; she’s the one who can fix everything and save him from the mundanity of his existence. An expert on customer service techniques, there’s an irony to hearing Michael advise his disciples to see each customer as an individual, while to him every person he encounters is
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virtually interchangeable. He’s annoyed by the hyper attentiveness and helpfulness of people around him, yet that’s exactly the sort of behavior he encourages in his books and lectures. “Anomalisa” covers a lot of ground for a film of relatively modest ambitions. It’s not as “out there” as Kaufman’s films can be, and contains significantly fewer surrealist flights of fancy. Combining dry humor and romance with a more existential examination of depression, masculinity, ego, and questions of what attracts us to another person and why. There’s also a fairly graphic puppet sex scene that ranks among the most realistic and tender love scenes I’ve seen captured on film. The production design and lighting are dazzling in their realism. Michael’s hotel room looks precisely like any hotel room you’ve ever stayed in — at once homey and oppressively sterile — and every detail is just so, with no embellishment. The film’s figures are also impressively realistic, save for one detail: the faces of the film’s figures are split horizontally just beneath the eyes and around the face, with no attempt to hide the seams. There’s a practical reason for this, allowing the animators to switch out eyes and mouths separately to obtain a greater range of expression. But it serves a thematic purpose as well, as it gives the characters the appearance of wearing a mask. A writer uniquely fascinated with human behavior, Kaufman loves digging around in our minds to see what makes us tick. And just like the audience, the characters themselves seem curious about what lies underneath.
Magnolia Pictures and Shorts HD continue their fantastic annual tradition of bringing the year’s collection of Academy Awardnominated short films to theaters around the country with the “2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts Programs.” The Academy’s short film selections usually end up being a bit more adventurous than the feature film nominations, and it’s often a place where young filmmakers get their big break, making this program essential viewing for any film lover. I’m always a bit in awe of how these directors are able to accomplish more with their films’ minimal running times than most features. As has become the tradition, the films are split into four presentations (the documentary shorts are separated into two separate programs). Catch them before the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, February 28, to get a leg up in your office Oscar pool.
Live action program
An Israeli family crash their car outside a Palestinian convent in “Ave Maria” (Palestine/France/Germany), Basil Khalil’s funny but somewhat uneven story about how sometimes it’s necessary to break the rules in order to do what’s right. In the nerve-racking “Shok” (Kosovo/ United Kingdom), Jamie Donoughue follows
A scene from Don Hertzfeldt’s “World of Tomorrow.” PHOTO COURTESY MAGNOLIA PICTURES
two young boys who find their friendship and their lives threatened as their country becomes embroiled in the Kosovo War. A divorced father picks his 8-year-old daughter, Lea, up for the weekend, but she senses that something is very wrong, in the emotionally harrowing “Everything Will Be Okay” (Germany/Austria). On her first day in Afghanistan, an army translator comes to the aid of the pregnant wife of a suspected enemy, in the tense and well-acted “Day One” (United States). My favorite of the Live-Action group, “Stutterer” (United Kingdom/Ireland) is the sweet story of a lonely typographer who, when his online crush wants to meet, must overcome his speech impediment for the sake of romance.
The latest work from renowned animator Richard Williams (“The Thief and the Cobbler,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”), “Prologue” (United Kingdom) is a brutal but gorgeously animated battle between four Spartan and Athenian warriors. The sole animated short to feature any dialogue, Don Hertzfeldt’s brilliant “World of Tomorrow” (United States) is the story of a young girl named Emily who receives a surprising visitor from the future. An aging circus bear shares the story of his life, told through a mechanical diorama in the charming and bittersweet “Bear Story” (Chile). The story of two cosmonauts and lifelong friends training for their first mission to space, Konstantin Bronzit’s “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos” (Russia) skillfully moves from humor to unexpected pathos. This one gutted me. If you didn’t see “Sanjay’s Super Team” (United States) before Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” (and let’s face it, most of you didn’t) you missed out on director Sanjay Patel’s sweet, action-packed tale about a young boy finding common ground between his values and those of his immigrant father. The animation program is rounded out
by four additional shorts, which I unfortunately didn’t have the opportunity to screen ahead of time: “If I Was God,” “The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse,” “The Loneliest Spotlight,” and “Catch It.”
Documentary program A
The riveting HBO Documentary, “Body Team 12” (Liberia), from director David
Darg, follows Garmai Sumo, the sole female member of the medical team whose job it is to remove the bodies of Ebola victims after they’ve died. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s heartbreaking “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” (Pakistan) documents the story of Saba Qaiser, a 19-year-old Pakistani girl who was the victim of an attempted honor killing carried out by her father and uncle. She survived, only to face pressure from the elders of her village to forgive her attackers, essentially pardoning them from all wrongdoing. Through audio interviews illustrated with sparse black and white animation, Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman shares the heartbreaking story of Bill Babbit and his brother Manny, in “Last Day of Freedom” (United States). Two tours in Vietnam and severe PTSD left Manny a broken man, but when Bill learned his brother had perpetrated a terrible crime, he agonized over whether to turn him in.
Documentary program B
In “Chau, Beyond the Lines” (Vietnam/ United States) director Courtney Marsh follows Chau, one of the thousands of Vietnamese children suffering from birth defects due to the lingering effects of Agent Orange. A teenager, Chau is determined not to let his disability keep him from his dream of becoming a professional artist. In another HBO Documentary, “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah”
(Canada/United States/United Kingdom) Adam Benzine chronicles the 12-year making of the landmark epic Holocaust film, “Shoah,” through interviews with French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann.
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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] 2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS PROGRAMS (NR): Four separate programs featuring each of the Academy Awardnominated Documentary, Live Action, and Animated short films. Little ABOUT ELLY (2009): The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers. Dryden (Fri, Jan 29. 8 p.m.) ADAM’S RIB (1949): When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him, his wife decides to defend the woman in court. Starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Dryden (Sat, Jan 30, 8 p.m.) THE CHINATOWN MYSTERY (1928): This newly restored silent serial provides mystery, suspense, intrigue, and melodrama. Episodes 8-10. Dryden (Tue, Jan 26, 8 p.m.) CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (1962): A pop singer, who fears she may have cancer, wanders the streets of Paris while she waits for her biopsy results to arrive at 7 o’clock. Dryden (Sun, Jan 31, 2 p.m.) ELECTION (2005): Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman
of Hong Kong’s Triad society. Dryden (Thu, Jan 28, 8 p.m.) FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK (R): An inexperienced college student meets a wealthy businessman whose sexual practices put a strain on their relationship, in this parody of… well, you can figure it out. Starring Marlon Wayans. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE FINEST HOURS (PG-13): The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and Eric Bana. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster IMMORTALS (2011): Henry Cavill stars as Theseus, a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who’s on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity. Little (Fri, Jan 29, 10 p.m.) JANE GOT A GUN (R): A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him. Starring Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton. Canandaigua, Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown KUNG FU PANDA 3 (PG): The continuing adventures of Po, who must now face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. Brockport,
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Canandaigua, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster LA POINTE COURTE (1955): The troubled relationship of a married couple on vacation brushes beside the ongoing conflict between fishing families and the authorities in La Pointe-Courte, Séte. Dryden (Wed, Jan 27, 8 p.m.) THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975): Let’s do the Time Warp again! Cinema (Sat, Jan 30, 11:30 p.m.) THEEB (2014): A young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. Little [ CONTINUING ] THE 5TH WAVE (PG-13): A young girl is on the run, desperate to save her younger brother after four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have decimated most of the planet. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Liev Schreiber, and Maria Bello. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Tinseltown 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI (R): Michael Bay tackling the Benghazi story, which means one thing: get ready for BAY-GHAZI! Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster AIRLIFT (NR): When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the
spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen. Henrietta ANOMALISA (R): In this Oscarnominated stop-motion film from Charlie Kaufman, a famous motivational speaker feels crippled by life’s disappointments, but finds his life changing when he meets an intriguing woman. Starring David Thewlis and Jennifer Jason Lee. Pittsford THE BIG SHORT (R):The true story of the men who predicted the housing market meltdown, and made millions off it. Starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Brad Pitt. Culver, Pittsford, Webster THE BOY (PG-13): A nanny is shocked that her new employer’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is alive. Canandaigua, Tinseltown BROOKLYN (PG-13): Saoirse Ronan stars as a young woman who emigrates from Ireland to America in the 1950s, and finds herself torn between her new life and the one she left behind. Culver, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown CREED (PG-13): The son of champion fighter Apollo Creed enlists Rocky Balboa to train him in this “Rocky” series spinoff. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Phylicia Rashad, and Tessa Thompson. Culver, Tinseltown DADDY’S HOME (PG-13): A mild-mannered executive
strives to become the best step dad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling father arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. Starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE DANISH GIRL (R): This love story is inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener, one of the first recipients of gender reassignment surgery. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, and Ben Whishaw. Cinema DIRTY GRANDPA (R): Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break. Starring Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, and Aubrey Plaza. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Tinseltown THE HATEFUL EIGHT (R): A group of corrupt bounty hunters, criminals, and lawmen seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception in the latest from Quentin Tarantino. Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Webster THE REVENANT (R): In the 1820s, a frontiersman sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Domhnall Gleeson.
Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Little, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown RIDE ALONG 2 (PG-13): As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soonto-be brother-in-law to bring down a drug dealer who’s been supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Tinseltown, Webster ROOM (R): A young woman puts on a brave face for the young son she’s raising, as they live as captives in a windowless 10-by-10 shed. Based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue. Starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen, and William H, Macy. Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown SISTERS (R): Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play two sisters who decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home. Eastview, Henrietta, Webster SPOTLIGHT (R): The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and coverup within the local Catholic Archdiocese. Starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo. Cinema, Culver, Pittsford, Tinseltown STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS (PG-13): Maybe you’ve heard of this one. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, IMAX, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster
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86 Winton Road South On paper, the square footage of a house can be deceiving. A poorly-placed wall or odd layout can make a spacious house seem small, even constricting, while wide entryways and large windows can make a smaller house seem like a veritable castle in comparison. The powder blue house at 86 Winton Road is a perfect example of this phenomenon. At 1,500 square feet, it’s an average size but when you venture through the door, this home tells a much different story. This 1930 American Foursquare features ample off-street parking, with a long driveway leading to a two-car garage with plenty of room for the requisite accoutrements needed to care for the yard, which takes up a good portion of the 0.16 acre lot. A covered back porch provides a welcoming everyday entry into the eat-in kitchen area at the back of the house. The layout of this bright room offers plenty of well-maintained square footage to create a custom space. Plus, it has the added bonus of a spacious butler’s pantry, featuring handsome original glass cabinet doors, where a homeowner could display the family china. The focal point of the dining room is a large bay window, which lights up the original hardwood floors and ornate molding. Of note is the well-preserved wood heat register that blends seamlessly with the rest of the floor. The long rectangular shape of this room offers an open, spacious feel that would function perfectly for big family dinners and entertaining.
The original floors and molding continue into the large living room, which spans the entire front of the house. The layout of the home makes this space feel much larger than its actual square footage, and it is easy to picture yourself entertaining friends and family. This is especially impressive, as part of the room was recently claimed for the addition of a first-floor powder room. An attached, charming front entryway leads out to the massive front porch, where you can welcome special guests. It all fits together well to create a sensible, yet spacious, living space. Accessible via the living room, the staircase leads to an ample second-floor landing, which gives access to four nicely proportioned bedrooms and a full bath. The bedrooms each boast plenty of closet space, and the smallest, squarest bedroom would be a great fit for a home office set-up. This home also features a huge attic space and basement that offer all the clean, dry storage space one could possibly need, as well as the potential for additional living space. Conveniently located near Cobb’s Hill Park and I-490, with many amenities within walking distance, 86 Winton Road is listed at $125,000. Tours can be arranged by contacting John McEntee of RE/MAX Plus at 585-481-2600. by Peter Smith Peter lives and works in Rochester and is a Landmark Society volunteer.
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Legal Ads [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CLEMENT INVESTORS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 71 N. Country Club Dr., Rochester, NY 14618. 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 ] 15 ROTTERDAM LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/02/15. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 30 N. Union Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] 33 Briggs LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 1/19/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to c/o Mark Hudson Management PO Box 30071 Rochester NY 14603 General purpose [ NOTICE ] 690 Garson LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 1/7/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to c/o Mark Hudson Management P.O. Box 30071 Rochester NY 14603 General purpose [ NOTICE ] 75 Lapham LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 12/8/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to c/o Mark Hudson Management PO Box 30071 Rochester NY 14603 General purpose [ NOTICE ] 9 Wisteria, LLC, Art of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/8/2016. 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 2 Wisteria Lane, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: Any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Amanda Regan Mental Health Counseling PLLC, a domestic PLLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/16/15. Office
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To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org [ NOTICE ] G. DOMINGUE #1 WELL, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/31/2015. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 51 Lac Kine Dr., Rochester, NY 14618, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Inkfu, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/12/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 10 Gordon Heights Rd., Rochester, NY 14610. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, Serial Number pending for beer, liquor, and wine has been applied for by the undersigned*to sell beer, liquor, and wine at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 8006 Ridge Road W., T/O Clarkson, Brockport, NY 14420 in Monroe County for on premises consumption. *Ridge Runners Bar & Grill, Inc. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Boma Tax and Consulting, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/18/15. 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 16 Goodman St N., Rochester NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Crystal 328, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/17/2015 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 2299 Brighton Henrietta TL, #2, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 300 Bremen Street LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/15/15. 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 620 Park Ave., #175, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 619 Jefferson Land Holding, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/16/15. 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 2740 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 677 West Ferry Realty Holdings LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/15. 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, Attn: Jordan C. Alaimo, Esq., 350 Linden Oaks, Ste. 310, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 7-11 Ashland Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/15. 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, Attn: Jordan C. Alaimo, Esq., 350 Linden Oaks, Ste. 310, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 748 MARINER CIRCLE LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 12/28/2015. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 748 MARINER CIRCLE LLC, 748 MARINER CIRCLE, WEBSTER, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name of LLC: ROBERT MORGAN LIMIT III LLC. Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NYS Dept.
of State: March 16, 2009. Office of the LLC: Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NY Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 184-B Seasons Trail, Webster, New York 14580. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Amherst Realty Holdings LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/9/15. 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, Attn: Jordan C. Alaimo, Esq., 350 Linden Oaks, Ste. 310, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activity.
on May 5, 2014. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 274 Goodman St N unit 616, Rochester NY 14607. 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.
with an effective date of 1/1/16. 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, 1891 Salt Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful act.
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Notice of formation of GB AJ PROPERTIES IV, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/2016 with effective date of 1/15/2016 and dissolution date of 12/31/2045. 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 and the registered agent at that address is: Andrew Tickle, 793 S Goodman Ave, Rochester NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act.
Notice of Formation of Christa Hyatt LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/18/15. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ]
Notice of Formation of B. Jones Marketing, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/15/15. 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 32 Harlem St, #1, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of DJL GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/15. 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.
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Notice of formation of Baird Real Estate, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/6/2015. 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: Donald J. Russ, Jr., 30 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2600, Chicago, IL 60606. Purpose: any lawful act.
Notice of Formation of EASTCOAST TAVERN LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/10/15. 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 Mike Tascione, 469 Heathland Circle, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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Notice of Formation of Buffalo Real Estate Holdings LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/9/15. 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, Attn: Jordan C. Alaimo, Esq., 350 Linden Oaks, Ste. 310, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of Excel Managed Services, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secretary of State (SSNY) on 11/05/2015. Office Location: Monroe County. The SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: 3111 Rivermill Dr. Columbus, OH 43220. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful act or activity.
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Notice of Formation of CHRIS HARRIS & ASSOCIATES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY)
Notice of formation of FLOY-MAR FARMS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/2015
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of J&S Realty Holdings, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Secty of State of NY (SSNY) on November 16, 2015. 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, PO BOX 54 Yorba Linda CA 92885. Purpose: Any Lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Jreige Realty, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Secty of State of NY (SSNY) on March 7, 2008. 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, PO BOX 54 Yorba Linda CA 92885. Purpose: Any Lawful purpose
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Notice of Formation of Grove Underhill Properties, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/16/15. 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 56 Clintwood Ct., Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of MC Webster Land LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/22/15. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Health Monkey, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on December 30, 2015. 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 412 Linden Avenue, Rochester, New York 14625. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of IHOUSE GROUP LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/10/2015. 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 19E Brook Hill Ln, Rochester, 14625. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MCE Solutions II LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/24/15. 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 3 Elmbrook Dr., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Moxley Transportation LLC. Art. of Org. filed Dept. of State (SSNY) 12/21/2015. 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 181 Rodessa Rd Rochester NY 14616 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of New Life Trucking LLC. Art. of Org. filed sec’y of state (SSNY) 12/21/15. Office: Monroe County designation as process agent. Addr: 53 Atwood
Legal Ads Dr. Rochester NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of NEW YORK NATURE CHOICE LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/04/15. 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 18 JACKSON ROAD EXT, PENFIELD, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Parkview Place, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/16. 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, 150 Willow Ridge Trail, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PERRIBLE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/15. 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, 200 Park Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Pilosi Enterprises, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/15. 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, 937 Little Pond Way, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PLYMOUTH TERRACE, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/01/15. 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 1001 LEXINGTON AVENUE ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Rochester Main
Event Productions, LLC. Art.of Org. filed Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) 1/11/16. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 136 Minnesota St, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SUMKET DEVELOPMENT LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 09/08/14. 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 1001 Lexington Avenue Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Tandem Running, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) January 8, 2016. 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 Tandem Running, 31 High Point Dr. Spencerport, NY . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of TD ANDERSON HAULERS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State (SSNY) 12/11/2015. Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 175 Eagan Blvd Rochester NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activities.
To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at email@example.com LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 31 W. Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of TRIME, LLC. Art.of Org. filed Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) 12/16/2015. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2024 W. Henrietta Rd., Ste. 3D, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of WHAT BOX? EVENTS, LLC. Art.of Org. filed Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) 1/7/2016. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2024 W. Henrietta Rd., Ste. 3D, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Yvonne S Whitmore Children LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/8/15. 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 11 Bosworth Field, Mendon, NY 14506. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ]
Notice of Formation of TIMBER WIND LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Jan 4, 2016. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Drive, Suite 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 Qualification of Alden GP-Rochester Highlands, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/22/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/17/15. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. DE address of LLC: 1675 South State St., Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. 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 Formation of Transformative Energy, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 1/5/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of
Notice of Qualification of GENIE SOLAR ENERGY LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/15/16. Office location: Monroe County.
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LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/07/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GESUND & PAILET, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Louisiana (LA) on 07/18/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 Alger Dr. Rochester, NY, 14624. LA addr. of LLC: 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 805, Metairie, LA, 70002. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of LA, P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804912. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of HORSEHEADS NCP, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/1/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/16/15. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12206. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Drive, Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of USL Rochester I, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/3/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 3 E. Stowe Rd., Suite 100, Marlton, NJ 08053. LLC formed in DE on 11/13/15. 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. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801.
Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Out Vest Rochester LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 1/11/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 550 Latona Rd, #D419 Rochester NY 14626 General purpose [ NOTICE ] Randi Barrell Mental Health Counseling, PLLC Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/28/15. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 722 Weiland Road, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: Mental Health Counseling [ NOTICE ] ROCBERRY MARKETING LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on December 15, 2015. 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 LLC’s principal business location at 43 Wenham Ln, Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Sunvestment Energy Group NY 60, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of
Organization with the NY Secretary of State (“SOS”) on January 5, 2016. LLC office is in Monroe County. SOS was designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SOS shall mail copy of any process served to 125 Tech Park Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Tech Logistics Group, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/15/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jeffrey L. Tewksbury, 178 Lyell Ave., Spencerport, NY 14559. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Upstate New York Real Estate Information Services LLC (“LLC”) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on December 23, 2015. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Upstate New York Real Estate Information Services LLC, 3445 Winton Place, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] VERCAT, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/20/15. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2045. Office: Monroe County.
SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 30 N. Union Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Waiwai New York, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/12/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporate Direct, Inc., 2248 Meridian Blvd., Ste. H, Minden, NV 89423. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Oxy Living LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/11/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Incorp Services, Inc., One Commerce Plz., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805-A, Albany, NY 12210. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RCM Hyatt LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/18/15. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE } Notice of Qualification of Global Patent Solutions, L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/30/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in AZ on 5/25/05. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. AZ and principal business address: 1375 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 330, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. Cert. of Form. filed with Executive Director, AZ Corporation Commission, 130 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] AdBixo Ultd LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 01/25/2016. 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 6445 Citation #F Clarkston MI 48346. The purpose of the Company is Real Estate Investment. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of 3930 St Paul LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of
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UNCLAIMED PROPERTY HELD BY THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY TREASURER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to Section 601 of the Abandoned Property Law of the State of New York that: the undersigned as Montgomery County Treasurer has on deposit or in his custody certain monies and property paid or deposited in actions or proceedings in the courts in the said county. The persons whose names and last-known addresses are set forth below appear from the records of the Montgomery County Treasurer to be entitled to certain such property of the amount of $50 or more.
Julene James,132 Kingsberry Drive, Rochester, New York
DEPOSITED IN ACTIONS OR PROCEEDINGS AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILTIY TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT (A) A list of names contained in this notice is on file and open to public inspection atthe Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office; (B) Any such unclaimed monies or other property will be paid or delivered by him on or before the Thirty-first day of March to persons establishing to his satisfaction their right to receive the same; and (C) In the succeeding month of April, and on or before the tenth day thereof, such unclaimed monies or other property still remaining will be paid or delivered to Thomas P. DiNapoli, the Comptroller of the State of New York, and the undersigned shall thereupon cease to be liable therefore. January 12, 2016 SHAWN J. BOWERMAN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TREASURER rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 33
Legal Ads > page 33 State of NY (SSNY) on August 12, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 22 Glenville Drive, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Nical, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on October 1, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 28 Limerick Lane, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Pluta Realty LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on December 22, 2015 with an effective date of formation of December 22, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 2990 East 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 2990 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14610. 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 PLLC ] Capuano Medical PLLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on December 18, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 2640 Ridgeway Ave., 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 2640 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, New York 14626. The purpose of the PLLC is to practice the profession of medicine. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TRANSPARENT WEALTH CONSULTING LLC ] Transparent Wealth Consulting LLC filed Articles of Organization with New York State
To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org on January 6, 2016. Its principal office is in Monroe County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 4 Toby Rd, Pittsford, New York 14534. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS WITH NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE INDEX NO. 10029/14 , Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial, situs of the real property. CHESWOLD (TL), LLC, Plaintiff against MITCHELL HILL, if living and if he be dead, any and all persons who may claim and devisees, distributees, legal representatives, successors and interest of the said defendants, all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to the plaintiff and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained, CAROLYN WHITT, AS ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIE J. HILL A/K/A WILLIE JEAN HILL A/K/A WILLA GENE A/K/A WILLA H. HILL A/K/A WILLIE J. JEAN
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A/K/A WILLA JEAN HILL A/K/A WILLIA JEAN HILL, WILLIE MARIE HILL, AS ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIE J. HILL A/K/A WILLIE JEAN HILL A/K/A WILLA GENE A/K/A WILLA H. HILL A/K/A WILLIE J. JEAN A/K/A WILLA JEAN HILL A/K/A WILLIA JEAN HILL, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (WESTERN DISTRICT), COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE – CIVIL ENFORCEMENT, CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, RAB PERFORMANCE RECOVERIES LLC, CAPITAL ONE BANK, SHERYL L. CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE – CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SECTION, JACK HILL A/K/A JACK HILL, JR., CYNTHIA HILL, SANDRA COLE, MICHELLE HILL, KATRINA HILL, US BANK AS CUSTODIAN FOR PFS FINANCIAL 1, LLC A/K/A PROPEL TAX, COUNTY OF MONROE, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, ASHLEY TRAVIS, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff’s attorney(s) within twenty (20) days after service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or thirty (30) days after service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded herein. 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 tax lien holder who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the
summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the tax lien holder will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (TAX LIEN HOLDER) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. STAGG, TERENZI, CONFUSIONE & WABNIK, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 401 Franklin Avenue, Suite 300 Garden City, New York 11530 (516) 812-4500The object of this action is to foreclose tax liens covering: 43 Ravenwood Avenue Rochester, New York JUDGMENT IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $3,559.68 plus interest [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF MONROE INDEX# 7687/15 FILED: 1/12/2016 Plaintiff designates MONROE County as the place of trial. The Basis of Venue is that the Subject of the Action is situated in MONROE County. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, against Seema Ali Rizzo, Esq. as Guardian ad Litem for the respective heirs-atlaw, next-of-kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through Trevor J. Gatewood a/k/a Trevor Gatewood, who may be deceased by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, ERIC GATEWOOD, heirat-law of Trevor J. Gatewood a/k/a Trevor Gatewood, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: 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 ATTORNEYS 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 YOU 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. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff’s Attorney(s) within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); The United States of America may appear or answer within 60 days of service hereof; 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 OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is the foreclosure of a Mortgage, dated September 30, 1997, executed by Trevor J. Gatewood a/k/a Trevor Gatewood, as mortgagor, to Intercounty Mortgage, Inc., as mortgagee, to secure the sum of $66,865.00, which mortgage was duly recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on September 30, 1997, in Book 13478 at Page 0577. An Assignment of Mortgage was recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on September 30, 1997, in Book 01194 at Page 0093. An Assignment of Mortgage was recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on May 7, 1998, in Book 01233 at Page 0204. An Assignment of Mortgage was recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on August 11, 1999, in Book 01309 at Page 0316. An Assignment of Mortgage was recorded in The Monroe County Clerk’s Office on January 9, 2001, in Book 01379 at Page 0258. An Assignment of Mortgage was recorded in The
Monroe County Clerk’s Office on February 27, 2009, in Book 1609 at Page 141, covering premises known as 474 Birr Street, Rochester, NY 14613 (Section 090.65, Block 2 and Lot 64). The relief sought within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Elma A. Bellini, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, filed along with the supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of MONROE on December 24, 2015. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the City of Rochester, County of the Monroe and State of New York, designated as Section 090.65, Block 2 and Lot 64, said premises known as 474 Birr Street, Rochester, NY 14613. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned Note and Mortgage, or their agents has elected and does hereby elect to declare the entire principal balance to be due and owing. By reason of the foregoing, there is now due and owing from the Mortgagor to plaintiff the principal sum of $47,272.35 plus interest and late charges. At the time of the default, the interest rate was 8.250%. Said rate has been calculated from January 1, 2015, the first date of the month before the default date of February 1, 2015. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH
VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/ CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the Summons and Complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the Summons and Complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York state Banking Department at 1-877-Bank-NYS or visit the Department’s website at www.banking. state.ny.us FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering
Legal Ads such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Summons and Complaint by serving the 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 may 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 AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Stiene & Associates, P.C., Attorneys for the Plaintiff, 187 East Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743 201501058 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS WITH NOTICE ] INDEX NO.: 2015/005232. Date Filed: 9/30/2015. MORTGAGED PREMISES: 17 Klueh Street f/k/a 17 Klueh Park, Rochester, New York 14611. SBL #: 120.33-1-12. Plaintiff designates MONROE County as the place of trial; venue is based upon the county in which the mortgaged premises is situate. STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF MONROE HSBC BANK USA, N.A., Plaintiff, -againstMAZIE WHITE, if living, and if dead, the respective heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignors, lienors, creditors and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of
any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and their respective husbands, wives or widows, in any, and each and every person not specifically named who may be entitled to or claim to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the verified complaint; all of whom and whose names and places of residence unknown, and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained by the Plaintiff, ET AL. Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the attorneys for the Plaintiff within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. 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 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. THE OBJECT the above
captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $21,502.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of MONROE on September 25, 2008, in BOOK NUMBER 22022 PAGE NUMBER 417, covering premises known as 17 Klueh Street f/k/a 17 Klueh Park, Rochester, New York 14611, - SBL #: 120.33-1-12. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. The Plaintiff also seeks a deficiency judgment against the Defendant and for any debt secured by said Mortgage which is not satisfied by the proceeds of the sale of said premises. TO the Defendant MAZIE WHITE, the foregoing Supplemental Summons with Notice is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Richard A. Dollinger, J.S.C of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated September 14, 2015. Dated: New Rochelle, NY September 24, 2015 MCCABE, WEISBERG & CONWAY, P.C. Sonia J. Baez, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot St., Ste. 210 New Rochelle, NY 10801 p. 914-6368900 f. 914-636-8901 HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office,
there are government agencies and nonprofit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department of Financial Services at 1-800-342-3736 or visit the Department’s website at www.dfs. ny.gov. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services.
[ WOODS HOLE VENTURES LLC ] Notice of filing of Application for Authority of limited liability company (LLC). Name of foreign LLC is WOODS HOLE VENTURES LLC. The Application for Authority was filed with the Sec. of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/23/2015. Jurisdiction: Delaware. Formed: 12/9/2015. County: Monroe. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 43 Wenham Ln, Pittsford, NY 14534. The address of the office required to be maintained in Delaware is its registered agent: Corp1, 28 Old Rudnick La., Dover DE 19901. The name and address of the authorized officer in Delaware where the Articles of Organization are filed is: Secretary of State, State of Delaware, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any and all lawful activities.
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