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Whether the population of this area “is NOT growing” or “is actually increasing very slowly,” as stated in two recent letters in City, buying a product at Costco would mean not buying it at other stores. I do not shop at Sam’s Club or BJ’s, mentioned in one letter as the other stores. If, however, I were to buy “those enormous blocks of toilet paper,” mentioned in a third letter, I would deprive the Monroe Avenue CVS, which frequently has various brands on sale. I take Buy Local advice seriously, so why would I go traipsing from Brighton to East Henrietta Road? BYRNA WEIR
Cause and effect in city schools
On “Still Seeking Solutions to City School Problems,” Urban Journal: I began
reading this column expecting to find a call for yet more money to be thrown at a problem that is no longer about money. I was pleased to find that more than one problem was touched on and that solutions were asked for those problems. Disengaged students are the result of a mindset, not necessarily caused by schools; this usually starts in the home. When parents are engaged, care, and tutor their children (or insist that they
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stay after for help, as we often did with our failing teenagers), their children generally succeed. GINI DENNINGER
Let me be perfectly blunt. You cannot fix our urban schools from the top down. Not ever. Over the past 50 years, 10 superintendents have tried and failed. The task is impossible. I am not an amateur. As an organizational psychologist, I have worked with business, industry, education, and health care. We have created excellence by focusing on one unit at a time: one plant, one hospital, one school. It may be natural to concentrate on the worst performing unit because there is so much room for improvement, but it is unproductive. We learn from those who do things best and focus on what is different. If we imagine school systems as a supply chain, elementary schools are the wellspring. They start from scratch. Based on reading proficiency scores, Genesee Community Charter School performs best in Rochester. But School 23 is second, closely followed by School 58 and School 52. What do they do differently? Why are they more successful? I can guarantee you that they have strong leadership, teachers that work together as a team, and support from parents. In most cases there will be a corps of volunteers who provide additional instruction. What does not happen is that others learn from them. In fact, they are mostly ignored. Which is what begets more charter schools that start from scratch and focus on best practices. I can see the future. Can you? MICHAEL R. PERLSON
Perlson is the author of “How to Understand and Influence People and Organizations.”
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Why we shouldn’t boycott Sochi Controversy is nothing new for the Olympics. Barely an edition of the international sports event goes by without some scandal. Some are relatively minor — the Ryan Lochte grills situation in Beijing comes to mind. Some, like the massacre of Israeli athletes during the 1972 Munich games, are major world events in their own right. The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, haven’t even started — the opening ceremonies take place Friday, February 7 — but they have been the subject of heated debate for months. While there are various political and economic concerns with the games, the largest flashpoint has related to Russia’s recent adoption of strict anti-gay “propaganda” laws that violate the human rights of the country’s LGBT citizens in the name of upholding “traditional values.” Broadly, the laws criminalize the promotion of homosexuality to Russian youth. Right now you could be arrested and jailed in Russia if you publicly display gaypride paraphernalia, or assure a minor that a gay relationship is as normal as a heterosexual relationship. The Russian government remains unmoved by international backlash to these laws. While the International Olympic Committee has made assurances that gay athletes and visitors will be fine, as recently as January Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that gays and their allies can “feel calm and at ease” in Russia so long as they “leave kids alone.” That is not terribly convincing. The common response has been to boycott. Initially the idea was to pressure the IOC to move the games to another venue, which was never going to happen for logistical reasons. Then protestors encouraged the outraged to contact the various corporate sponsors of the games (and there are many, including Coca-Cola and McDonald’s) and threaten to boycott their products. And many are choosing to protest Russia’s politics by pledging not to watch the games altogether. I think that is precisely the wrong move. First, your not watching the Sochi Olympics does not hurt Russia in the slightest. It hurts NBC, the American broadcaster for the games. It hurts the sponsors, who some argue are partially culpable by not withdrawing their support of the games. And it potentially hurts the IOC. But Putin
You cannot solve bad behavior by ignoring it.” and the officials in Russia do not care if you tune in to watch ice skating on your flatscreen. That does not send any kind of political message. You want to send a message? Bear witness. Watch these games, watch how Russia reacts to the protests (and there WILL be protests — that is inevitable), and comment about it. Be vocal. Take to social media, write petitions, write opinion pieces. You cannot solve bad behavior by ignoring it. Silence is less effective than the deafening roar of protest. Do you think the members of Pussy Riot would have ever been released had the world not been watching? The Sochi games offer an opportunity for the world to turn its eye on a government doing some deeply disturbing things. Let’s use this chance to inform people about what’s going on in Russia, why it’s going on — and more important — why it is so wrong-minded and damaging to society. I will be riveted to my TV from the opening ceremonies this Friday until the games end on February 23. Part of that is my bizarre affection for the Olympics, despite not giving a whit about organized sports writ large. Part of it is the legitimate thrill of seeing athletes at the peak of the human condition showcasing what they can do. And part of that will be hoping that somehow, this whole saga works out in the best possible way, with Russian officials realizing how backwards these insane “propaganda” laws are. That may require an entirely different “miracle on ice” than we saw opposite Russia at the 1980 games right here in New York State. Mary Anna Towler’s Urban Journal returns next week.
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No Pier 45 this summer
The Pier 45 restaurant at the Port of Rochester will not reopen for the 2014 summer season. A short statement on the restaurant’s website blames construction at the port for the decision. Despite financial backing from the City of Rochester, the restaurant struggled financially, and critics said the subsidies gave the restaurant an unfair competitive advantage. The restaurant was conceived as an anchor and showpiece for the terminal building after the failure of the fast ferry.
Fracking on pause
The commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation said that New York has no plans to issue permits for high-volume hydraulic fracturing this year or next. For the past several years, state officials have been reviewing the environmental and health effects of the natural gas extraction technique. There is no timetable to conclude that review.
Wiesner case still unsettled
Acting state Supreme Court Justice Robert Noonan did not decide
whether to dismiss charges against Robert Wiesner during a court appearance. Wiesner is one of four defendants in a case centering around two Monroe County-linked local development corporations. Wiesner faces two charges associated with bid-rigging allegations. His attorney, James Nobles, has asked that the charges be dismissed. The state Attorney General’s Office has also asked for dismissal of the charges, but only so it can present them to a new grand jury.
Fairport native Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment. The official cause of the actor’s death hasn’t been announced, but police say that drugs are strongly suspected. Hoffman’s career began with appearances in local plays, but he eventually landed plum movie roles where he developed memorable, scene-stealing characters. The prolific actor appeared in Boogie Nights, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Doubt, and many other movies and plays. He was a fourtime Oscar nominee, and won for his 2005 performance in Capote. Hoffman was 46.
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NEIGHBORHOODS | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
Conversion therapy The Upper Mt. Hope neighborhood is part of a busy universe right now, with the College Town and CityGate development projects, as well as the construction of a new Route 390 interchange at Kendrick Road. Amid these growing pains, members of the Upper Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association say they are working with City Hall to preserve the integrity of their neighborhood. The neighbors are concerned about improper conversions: single-family properties that have been illegally altered to, in many cases, become rentals. That could involve anything from adding rear-access parking to converting a garage into a living space,
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says Dan Hurley, president of the Upper Mt. Hope group. “Everybody knows it’s a problem,” he says. “But what do we do about it?” Mitch Rowe, the city’s director of planning and zoning, says that illegal conversions are a longstanding issue that seems to have gotten worse over the last several years. Sometimes a property will change hands and the new owners don’t know that the conversion was done improperly. “I think enforcement is a piece of it,” Rowe says. “I think education is a piece of it. It’s going to take some real work, I think, to try to get this resolved long term.”
Many of the conversions are done to meet housing demand created by the nearby University of Rochester. Rowe says that any effort to address the problem must involve university officials. “I’m not prepared at this point to say what the role is or should be,” he says. “But they do have a role. These are their students. Not totally, but in large part.” The conversion problem didn’t happen overnight, Rowe says, and isn’t confined to the Upper Mt. Hope neighborhood. Rowe says he plans to meet with Upper Mt. Hope neighbors soon.
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Though unpaid, the Board of Regents wields enormous power and influence since it supervises the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York education system. The board also appoints the state education commissioner.
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The most powerful group you don’t know Many parents and teachers are familiar with their local school board members. But most probably couldn’t tell you what the New York Board of Regents is or what it does, says Eric Mihelbergel, a founder of New York Allies for Public Education, a coalition of 45 education-advocacy organizations with 25,000 members across the state. NYSAPE says the public should be better informed about the board and get more involved in the selection of Regents because, Mihelbergel says, the board has become less responsive to the concerns of parents and teachers. To raise public attention about the Board of Regents, NYSAPE has endorsed three candidates for four open seats on the board. Though unpaid, the Regents wield enormous power and influence since they supervise the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York education system. There are 17 Regents, four of them at large, and they help set education policy. And they appoint the state education commissioner. NYSAPE has several major concerns with the Regents, Mihelbergel says. NYSAPE doesn’t support using student scores on standardized tests to evaluate teachers; it questions the value of the Common Core
curriculum and says someone should be held accountable for its faulty roll out; and it challenges the need for massive data collection of students and parents. “We’re concerned about the amount of data, the sensitivity of that information, which includes a student’s entire personal history, and the security of that information,” Mihelbergel says. NYSAPE has endorsed Helen “Regina” Rose, Audrey Marie Baker, and Michael Reilly. Rose, a former teacher, and Reilly, a former police officer and community leader, are from the New York City area. Baker is a former principal from the Albany area. More information about the candidates can be found at www.nysape.org. Regents are appointed by the Legislature to five-year terms, which is why NYSAPE is encouraging the public to contact their representative about the appointments before the State Legislature’s February 11 meeting. The appointments will be announced in mid-March. Former Rochester City Council member and mayoral candidate Wade Norwood has served one term as a Regent at large and is seeking reappointment. T. Andrew Brown, corporation counsel for the City of Rochester, is the Regent for the Rochester district.
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Norwood says he’s not surprised by the increased interest in the positions. There’s a heightened sense of importance concerning the problems with public education at this time, he says, and a diverse set of opinions about what needs to be done to solve them. Norwood says he understands why some people may think the Board of Regents is not as transparent or as accessible as it should be, but that’s because it’s a statewide body that isn’t locally elected. But that’s also what has allowed for more divergent views to come forward, he says, rather than get sidelined by politics. The biggest challenge facing the Regents, Norwood says, is closing the gap in life experiences and educational opportunities for the state’s poorest children.
PARKS | BY JEREMY MOULE
Staub stays put Larry Staub, director of the Monroe County Parks Department, won’t join the County Legislature after all. Earlier this month, Legislature President Jeff Adair appointed Staub to fill a vacant Perintonbased seat in the Legislature. But last week, Staub sent a letter to Adair declining the job and Adair appointed Perinton Republican Dorothy Styk instead. “After serious reflection and heartfelt conversations with my family and friends, I have reached the conclusion that I am just not ready to leave the Monroe County Department of Parks,” Staub wrote. “The reward and satisfaction that I feel at the end of each day’s work is too special to give up, at this time in my life.” Staub says the department faces several challenges and opportunities in the near future, such as transitioning municipal golf courses to county operations. The county currently contracts out the maintenance and operations of its golf courses to Jack Tindale, Inc. But both parties have agreed to terminate the contract; the decision came after years of complaints about course maintenance and a decision by the state Comptroller’s Office to audit the contract. Staub’s letter also mentions a couple of other parks initiatives that might grab attention: developing new master and strategic plans for the Seneca Park Zoo, and planning improvements at several parks, including Powder Mills and Mendon Ponds.
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START-UP NY: Big boost or big giveaway? New York has a problem. The state’s public and private universities produce well-educated students and foster plenty of technological innovation, but out-ofstate companies are often the ones to benefit. It’s a trend that state government and business leaders have tried, with limited success, to reverse for years. But some elected leaders and economic development officials say that the state’s new START-UP NY initiative could turn that imbalance around. START-UP is an incentive program for participating businesses to receive substantial state tax breaks. But it also links entrepreneurs and businesses with the state’s public and private colleges and universities. Connecting business and academia in a low or no tax environment provides job opportunities, says state Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle, and could mean more university research in New York. Morelle, an early supporter of START-UP NY, says the program is “an opportunity that has not come along before and can really propel us.” But some critics question the program’s potential, wondering whether companies will stick around when the incentives end. Others worry that the tax benefits give unfair advantages to START-UP companies and their employees. Regardless, local interest is building. During a recent Brockport village board meeting, Mayor Margaret Blackman said that a company, Precision Optics, has leased space on Market Street in the village’s downtown. The company is working with SUNY Brockport — a company founder is a graduate of the college — to enter the START-UP NY program, she said. To participate in the program, SUNY Brockport has to submit a plan to SUNY and state officials for approval. Until the approvals are acquired, college officials aren’t supposed to discuss the plan or have formal discussions with businesses, says SUNY Brockport spokesperson John Follaco. Blackman learned about Precision Optics because colleges and universities are required to consult local officials as they develop their START-UP plans. But she says the fact that the company is leasing a vacant storefront downtown could be a good thing for the village. And Blackman says she sees potential for the college to help fill other vacant or underused properties in the village. In particular, she says the college and the STARTUP program could help put a large brownfield property on State Street into productive use. 6 CITY
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“This is just in its real infancy,” Blackman says. “And so I think it’s a kind of wait-and-see thing, and we want to work with the college with doing this.” The state Legislature passed the laws
authorizing START-UP last spring, and Governor Andrew Cuomo officially launched the program in October. State officials are still in the process of putting the framework together, however — an effort that includes finalizing the membership of an oversight board. Like most of New York’s economic development programs, START-UP is complicated. The effort centers on plans drafted by colleges and universities across New York. The plans spell out the properties that the institutions want to designate as “tax free” and what kind of businesses they want to attract. SUNY schools must get their plans approved by SUNY and Empire State Development. Private schools have to submit their plans to Empire State Development for review, but the ultimate decision rests with the START-UP NY board. Once a college or university’s plan is approved, a business can apply for STARTUP. If the institution approves, Empire State Development reviews the application to double-check eligibility. Interested businesses have to meet a list of criteria: they have to be a new start-up, a company relocating to New York from another state, or an existing company that’s expanding and adding jobs, not simply moving existing ones. And they have to fit with a school’s academic mission. That could mean offering relevant internships or cooperating with the institution on research of mutual interest. They also have to generally locate in space on a university campus or within one mile of it, though there are exceptions. If the businesses qualify, they’ll receive tax incentives lasting a decade, including the elimination of income taxes, sales taxes, and franchise fees. And their employees get a fiveyear break on income taxes, too. In addition to SUNY Brockport, Monroe Community College, SUNY Geneseo, Genesee Community College, and Finger Lakes Community College are eligible to participate in START-UP projects. Rochester Institute of Technology and University of Rochester are working to be included, too, Morelle says. And Morelle negotiated special language in the authorizing legislation that allows UR and RIT to designate more space for businesses than other upstate private colleges.
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One major question looming over STARTUP, which is authorized through 2020, is what happens when the incentives run out? Will companies stick around? Will they seek new subsidies? Morelle says that time will tell. But he and many other state officials are optimistic. He says START-UP gives the state an opportunity to draw in and nurture companies, and convince them of the virtues of doing business in New York. By the time the companies’ incentives run out, he says, they’ll have established roots in the state and may find it harder to leave. Many critics say that New York is not friendly to business, citing primarily taxes and regulation. Morelle says that STARTUP could buy the state some time to make changes to tax policy. And if officials find that companies and communities benefit from STARTUP’s aggressive incentives, he says, the state may be able to make targeted changes to benefit startups. And the program will also give state and local officials time to establish business clusters, Morelle says, which would help with long-term retention. When clusters of similar businesses form, he says, they develop relationships that make it easier for them to innovate. That’s why Morelle says it’s important to get RIT and UR involved in the program. The institutions may be able to get companies to further develop their research, and to do it locally. For example, companies may be able to capitalize on RIT’s sustainability innovations, he says, or on UR’s medical device research. “I think if we’re going to make this conversion from an industrial to a knowledge-based economy,” Morelle says, “this is exactly the kind of program we need.”
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This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
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The future of nonprofits
The Rochester Business Journal will present the panel discussion, “2014 Economic Outlook: Rochester and the Upstate Region,” from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 13. The panelists are Thomas Battley, director of Photonics Cluster; Larry Glazer, CEO of Buckingham Properties; Donald Levy, director of Siena Research Institute; Sandy Parker, president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance; and Brad McAreavy, president of the Rochester Automobile Dealers
Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will host the talk, “Emerging Needs of Nonprofit Organizations in the Current Economy,” at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11. The talk will be given by Ann Marie Cook, president and CEO of Lifespan Greater Rochester; and Joyce Strazzabosco, administrator of the Council of Agency Executives. The event will be held in the Rochester Public Library,
Local economy is subject of panel discussion
Association. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency. Tickets: $45. Information and registration: Melissa Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for farmworkers
The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present the talk, “Food Justice and Immigration,” by Nelson Carrasquillo at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5. Carrasquillo is the director of El Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas. The event will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
Dining that non-Italian grandmothers would add basil to their old-fashioned tomato soup. The chipotle chicken melt ($5.79) includes pulled chicken, muenster cheese, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and chipotle sauce on Italian white bread. Tinglingly spicy with a touch of sweetness, the sauce works well with basil, redolent of clove. The tomatoes were as fresh as you can get in late January. I would have liked larger hunks of chicken for added texture. The aptly named hot and spicy sandwich ($4.79) melts pepper jack cheese with sandwich pepperoni and jalapenos on wheat bread. The combination of cream and fat with spicy meat and peppers is addictive. Each bite spikes your tongue, then pushes you to take another bite.
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In the late 1980’s, the National Dairy Board ran a television commercial touting the glory of cheese. The jingle was set to the tune of “Food, Glorious Food” from the musical “Oliver!,” as singers proclaimed the wonders of cheese while kids and adults alike enjoyed “Cheese, glorious cheese!” in all its “saucy, snappy, mild, or wild” forms. (Enjoy this artifact of 80’s cheese at bit.ly/gloriouscheese). Featured prominently in the advert are grilled-cheese sandwiches: toasty, ooey-gooey, and smile inducing, cut on the diagonal, or served open-face with bubbly, crisp tops. I thought a lot about those sandwiches, and that earworm of a jingle, during my visits to Cheese Masters. A grilled-cheese and meltsandwich shop, Cheese Masters too proclaims the glories of cheese, taking basic ingredients and transforming them into something both familiar and special. Its Eastview Mall and Park Avenue locations offer roughly 15 sandwich choices, plus the option to build your own from a generous selection of breads, cheeses, meats, and veggies. There are kid-friendly picks, like the classic, made with Italian white bread and American cheese ($3.49); ways to start the day, as with the breakfast toaster ($3.99) that combines sourdough, cheddar, eggs and bacon; and more sophisticated
options like the veggie melt, made with wheat bread, cheddar, baby spinach, roasted peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Each sandwich is beautifully golden, toasted
on flat-surface sandwich presses. (These are different from ridged Panini presses that result in a ruffled crust.) When you tear into a sandwich, with its crisped edges bookending the warm fillings, you pop the toasted edges and expose the warm bread underneath: pale with a gentle chew. The crunch, first firm then yielding, resonates inside your head; you can both feel and hear each sandwich’s texture. On to the fillings, such as tuna. Tuna melts can be divisive: either you’re OK with warm fish, mayo, and cheese or you’re not. I’m on board, and Cheese Masters makes a good tuna melt ($4.99) with sourdough bread and American cheese. The tuna salad has a loose consistency, and a couple of interesting additions: minced red pepper and pickles. The pepper gives a tiny touch of heat; the pickles add briny brightness. Cheddar, Swiss, and American cheese on Italian white bread makes up the three-cheese melt ($3.99). The flavors are mild, but more interesting than those in the classic melt, allowing you to taste the sweet cream butter slathered on the bread before toasting. The three-cheese melt pairs well with the oldfashioned tomato soup ($2.49 regular; $3.49 large). The terra-cotta-colored soup is creamy but not heavy, gently sweet, with flecks of basil giving it an Italian flair. I don’t know, however,
The satisfaction derived from Cheese Masters’ grilled cheese is partly tied to its locations. (Owners say a third, as-yetannounced location should be opening later this year, and additional franchise locations may appear in the future.) The buzzing cacophony of the Eastview Mall food court, densely packed seating, and multitude of scents makes it hard to focus on sandwiches, both for the diners and the servers. The three-person staff at the mall kiosk appeared distracted and disinterested. A turkey clubhouse melt ($5.79) was delivered with its muenster, bacon, and dill pickles intact between two slices of well-toasted Italian bread — but the turkey was totally absent. (While I didn’t point out this error to the sandwich makers, Cheese Masters’ president and founder Steve O’Brien tells me that had I done so, I would have received a new, correct sandwich plus a bonus “I’m sorry” cookie.) Contrast the mall location with the Park Avenue shop. Though small and casual, it provides an ideal atmosphere for you to linger over the simple pleasures of grilled bread, melty cheese, fountain soda, and Lays potato chips. A retro door, maybe from the 1940’s, swings in to an old-school tiled entrance. A colorful chalkboard menu touts the options and pops against the muted light grey walls and white moulding. Beneath your feet is hardwood flooring, above your head is a painted tin ceiling. Best of all, however, were the people behind the counter. The two servers working the Park Ave location on my visit were funny and friendly, eager to help me find a sandwich that suited my mood. While I ate, they chatted happily, cleaning and organizing, while debating the merits of various ingredients. Which was better with chicken: Swiss or muenster? What were the best meat parings with a strong provolone? Which cheese melted the most smoothly? With such passionate discussion about grilled cheese, I couldn’t help but enjoy my melt.
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very two years, the world’s powers put their differences aside, send their best athletes to one destination, and watch them compete in events ranging from graceful to ruthless to downright dangerous, all to prove their global superiority. That’s the idiosyncratic and glorious spirit of the Olympics that takes hold of our hearts — and the attention span of a good chunk of the world — for 17 glorious days. From Friday, February 7, through Sunday, February 23, athletes who have fought through national championships and Olympic trials for months (or in some cases, even years), will have their shot at gold in Sochi, Russia, during the XXII Olympic Winter Games.While watching the action of high-
flying aerial ski stunts, artistic skating arabesques and triple toe loops, speed-demon bobsledding, and rough-and-tough hockey games on TV is all well and good, it’s impossible to beat watching the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat when it is happening live, right in front of your face. You don’t have to go all the way to Sochi to watch these winter sports.You can watch or even participate in many of these activities without going too far outside the Greater Rochester area, or spending thousands of dollars on a plane ticket and Russian language lessons. Here’s a look at some ways to watch — or, for you more adventurous types, even try out — some Olympic sports right in your back yard.
Learn more about the fascinating sport of curling with the Rochester Curling Club. FILE PHOTO
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Curling, once regarded as an oddball Canadian sport, has grown in popularity since being added permanently to the Winter Olympic roster in 1998. Those flashy uniforms worn by the Norwegian men’s team in the 2010 Vancouver games probably turned a few heads, too. (Just wait until you see what they’re wearing this year.) The outfits on the players at the Rochester Curling Club may be tamer, but the sport is just as fun to watch. The club started in 1961, at first renting space at the RIT skating rink, before moving to its own facilities on Deep Rock Road (near the airport) in 1967. The space includes four sheets of ice on which the club
plays, a warm room (with a fully stocked bar — drinking and socializing are an integral part of curling), and locker rooms for regular members. Curling is like chess on a sheet of ice; players must be swift, calculating, and coordinated. Two teams of four take turns gliding massive stones toward a target (the “house”) on the other end of the ice. Two of the players use brooms to sweep in front of the stone to help maneuver it toward the target, which is picked out by the fourth player, who serves as a strategist. After all 16 stones have been thrown, points are awarded to the team with the stone closest to the center of the target (the “button”). There are about a thousand other rules. But even if you don’t understand it all, there will more than likely be a curler sitting in the warm room willing to answer all your questions. It must be the Canadian roots of curling — seemingly everyone involved with the sport is friendly. The club, which has more than 200 members, has league games every weekday from October to April, and college games on weekend nights. The club will host two more bonspiels — the curling equivalent of a tournament — this season: the Raymond Kayser Memorial Bonspiel (February 13-16) and the Rochester International Bonspiel (March 28-30). If you like what you see and want to try your hand at curling, the club offers lessons for amateurs
as young as 8. For more information about open houses, lessons, and bonspiels, visit rochestercurling.org.
Considering our long, icy winters and proximity to Canada, it’s no surprise that Rochester is a hockey town. It’s one of 26 cities in the United States (plus four in Canada) to have an American Hockey League team. The Rochester Americans is actually one of the oldest franchises in the AHL, celebrating its 57th season this year. Because of an affiliation with the Buffalo Sabres, the Amerks serve as an incubator for budding talent, which can mean some pretty exciting plays from emerging players (you know, before the Sabres call them up to play). From October through mid-April, the team plays once or twice a week, nearly every week, at the Blue Cross Arena. Tickets cost roughly $20-$25 depending on where you want to sit, and can be purchased through the Blue Cross Arena box office, Ticketmaster, or online at amerks.com. On the college front, RIT’s men’s and women’s hockey teams are a blast to watch. The men’s team made it as far as the NCAA Division I semi-finals (colloquially the Frozen Four) in 2010. Both teams participated in the Frozen Frontier series at Frontier Field this year and are gearing up for next season, when they’ll skate in a new arena. RIT hockey’s seasons run through March (depending on how the teams do in championship games), with home games taking place at Frank Ritter Memorial Ice Arena (51 Lomb Memorial Drive). Tickets cost $5-$15 per game and can be purchased online at rithockey.com or by calling 4754121. The men’s team will play in the Atlantic Hockey Tournament, hosted at the Blue Cross Arena March 21-22.
Unfortunately, no major figure-skating tours or competitions are scheduled for our area this year. The closest the Stars on Ice tour gets is Albany on April 18 (check starsonice. com for more information and tickets). Still, there are half a dozen clubs in the area that
offer lessons for anyone dreaming of being the next Dorothy Hamill, Michelle Kwan, or Brian Boitano. Among them, the Genesee Figure Skating Club (geneseefsc.org) was founded in 1954 and has sent countless athletes to national and international competitions. Among its more famous alumni are Richard Callaghan, best known as the coach of Todd Eldredge and Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski. The club offers lessons for beginning skaters up to advanced athletes. Speaking of lessons, Webster Skating School (websterskatingschool.com) has a new session starting at the beginning of March. In addition to lessons, the Thomas Creek Figure Skating Club (thomascreekfsc.com) also has two synchronized figure-skating teams. The Premier Skating Academy at the Sports Centre the Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex (billgraysiceplex.com) also offers lessons, starting with the basics of skating and balance and working up to jumps. Registration is currently closed for this season. There’s also the Skating Club of the Finger Lakes (scfl.info), which uses the Wilson Ice Arena at SUNY Geneseo and offers adult skating classes (registration is currently closed for the season). For those who prefer to skate out on their own, several local ice rinks hold open skates regularly, and most offer rentals if you don’t have your own pair of
skates. Manhattan Square Park (also know as Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park & Ice Rink; 353 Court St.) has open skating at its outdoor rink Monday through Saturday between noon and 9 p.m., and on Sundays between noon and 7 p.m. through mid-March (weather dependent). Genesee Valley Park has an indoor rink (131 Elmwood Ave.) and has open skate hours Monday through Friday noon-1:15 p.m., Saturdays 5-6:15 p.m. and Sundays 2:30-3:45 p.m. through March. Visit cityofrochester.gov for rental rates and more information on both rinks.
If you prefer raw speed to lutzes and arabesques, check out speed skating. It’s both exhausting and exhilarating to watch the skaters gracefully zip around tracks in mere minutes, all the while neck and neck with their competitors. It’s a wonder how they don’t fall over as they round corners at speeds you typically only clock in your car. (The top athletes at the Olympics can hurl themselves around a 500-meter track in 35 to 40 seconds, with an average speed of 30 to 32 miles per hour).
Members of the 2014 U.S. Olympic team from Upstate New York Lowell Bailey (Men’s Biathlon, from Lake Placid) Jamie Greubel (Women’s Bobsled, from Lake Placid) Ryan Callahan (Men’s Ice Hockey, from Rochester) Ryan Miller (Men’s Ice Hockey, plays for Buffalo Sabres) Jonathon Lillis (Freestyle Alpine Skiing, from Pittsford) Andrew Weibrecht (Alpine Skiing, from Lake Placid)
The fearless speed demons at the Rochester Speedskating Club are constantly chasing those record lap times. There are 50 members of the team, who range in age from 4 to 76 and in skill from novice to two national champions, and three who have trained at the Olympic center in Salt Lake City. Local Olympian Cathy Turner is among the members rushing around the ice on a regular basis. She won gold for the 500m in 1992 and 1994, and the silver and bronze in the 3000m relay in 1992 and 1994 respectively. Members will head to Lake Placid for the Empire State Games (February 6-9) and the Lake Placid Marathon (February 14-15), as well as the Long Track Nationals in Minnesota later in the month. Nearly all of the team’s competitions are open to spectators for free. You can also catch the team practicing Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sports Centre at MCC and the Genesee Valley Ice Arena on Saturdays and Mondays. For any daredevils willing to try it out, RSST hosts learn-toskate sessions starting in the fall; check rochesterspeedskating.org.
ALPINE SKIING Like many of the other Winter Olympic sports, alpine skiing is all about speed and snow. It’s both incredibly terrifying and oddly invigorating to fly down the side of a snow-covered mountain at 50 to 80 miles per hour with two boards strapped to continues on page 12 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11
LAKE PLACID ROAD TRIP The Adirondacks site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic games offers ample winter sports options
Lake Placid is probably about as close as the Olympics have gotten — or will likely ever get — to Rochester. The Adirondacks hotspot hosted the 1932 and 1980 games. The Olympic facilities built for the 1980 winter games are still there and are only about five hours away by car. This year, Lake Placid will relight the Olympic caldron at the site of the 1980 opening ceremony as the public is invited to race down the 3,100foot vertical drop on Whiteface Mountain or across 31 miles of cross-country trails. You can also hurl yourself down the 26-story giant slalom course that’s as long as a football field; glide across the same rink where the U.S. men’s hockey team pulled off the “Miracle on Ice”; practice your double toe loop in the same place Sonja Henie won her second gold medal; barrel down a nearly mile-long bobsled and luge track at breakneck speeds; or relive the history of the games at the Olympic museum. “For those who want to feel a part of the Olympic spirit, Lake Placid is the winter sports capital of the world,” says Jon Lundin of the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority. For the less daring, Lake Placid has several competitions and special events throughout the winter to get you into the Olympic spirit. In December 2013, Lake Placid hosted more than 200 athletes from 28 countries for the World Cup skeleton and bobsled races. And in January, several top skiers took on a mogul field and an aerial ski jump. The aerial jump was the last event through which athletes could qualify for the Sochi games. “[For many of these sports] there’s that danger element, and it’s absolutely amazing that there are athletes in the world who not only excel at it, but they want to do it and they were born and raised to do that. It’s absolutely incredible,” Lundin says. From February 6 to February 9, more than 1,000 athletes from across the
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state will take part in the 34th Annual Empire State Games in Lake Placid. The event features all the same sports as the Sochi Olympics, and a few that aren’t featured at this year’s games, including ski orienteering and snowshoeing. There will be free, family-friendly events for the public on Saturday, February 8, 5-7 p.m. as part of the Empire Fun Fest. Visit empirestatewintergames.com for a full schedule of events. If you’re not up for an adrenaline rush, or bitter cold isn’t for you, Lake Placid still has you covered. The Olympic facilities are home to a museum that displays old equipment from the games, medals, and historical footage. It is open year-round (admission costs $5-$7). Downtown, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is hosting an exhibit of art inspired by the 1932 and 1980 games (lakeplacidarts.org). There are also giant TV screens tuned to the games in Sochi, so you’ll never miss the Olympic action. For you daring, die-hard Olympic fans who maybe didn’t make the cut to go to Sochi, you’re in luck. The Olympic facility in Lake Placid is hosting its own mini-Olympics, called the Winter Classic, February 6-23. If you complete in 10 of the 12 games offered (bobsled, skeleton, luge, cross-country skiing, alpine racing, ski jumping, hockey, curling, speed skating, figure skating, and Olympic museum trivia) you’ll be awarded the “gold medal” prize package (two ski-lift tickets to Whiteface Mountain, a t-shirt and commemorative pin). You don’t even have to do well. If you complete six of the games, you’ll get the t-shirt and pin. If you only have time for three events, they’ll give you the pin. “It’s all about having fun and getting people into the spirit,” Lundin says. “You can take in these Olympic-caliber sports without paying the Olympic-caliber prices.” For hours of operation and prices, visit whiteface.com/activities/winterchallenge.
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your feet. You never know exactly what’s over the next crest, but you take that leap (literally and figuratively) and hope like hell that you make it down in one piece. Alpine skiing in the Olympics includes five sub-categories of racing: downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super-giant slalom (super-G), and combined for both men and women. Slalom racers must be the most accurate, as the course requires short, tight turns. On the other end of the spectrum, giant slalom racers breeze through widely spaced turns down the mountain. Super-giant slalom have very few turns and widely spaced gates, allowing skiers to hit max speeds of 60 to 65 miles per hour. Locally, former members of the Austrian national ski team and local ski enthusiasts founded the Bristol Mountain Race Club (bristolraceteam.org) in 1965, making it one of the first of its kind in New York State. The nonprofit organization has sent countless skiers to state, national, and international competitions. Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua (bristolmountain.com) hosts several races throughout the season, many of them sanctioned by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association. On Sunday, February 9, the mountain will host the GVSC/NIA Inter-Council Under 14 Giant Slalom race. Spectators can watch from the bottom of the mountain (or better yet, on the lift ride to the top) for the price of a lift ticket. Even when there aren’t races at Bristol, there are often gates set up along one or half of a slope for Race Club members. Skiers ages 8 to 20 can join by visiting the Race Club website for schedules and rates. For the 21-plus crowd, there is Bristol’s Adult Race League, which includes gate training on National Standard Race-type courses on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday nights. The group will conclude its 2014 season February 11-12. There might be something in the snow at Swain Resort (swain.com), where fourtime Olympian, bronze medalist, and World Cup ski racer A.J. Kitt got his start at age 2. In Kitt’s honor, the mountain hosts the Kitt Cup, a season-long race series every Friday 6-8 p.m. It’s open to anyone, and you can race all season long or just once. The same is true for the NASTAR course, open to the public most Fridays 4-6 p.m. throughout the season. Admission will cost between $1 and $10, depending on the date. Swain also has a ski-racing team and lessons, and hosts practices and races for several local Section 5 high-school athletes and the RIT and Alfred University teams. The mountain also hosts several USSA races for juniors (ages 8-23) and masters (adults) throughout the season. Adult racing lessons
and the Mountain Monsters program for kids ages 6-12 will be wrapping up in the next week or so, as the mountain prepares to host the Genesee Region Special Olympics on February 9.
FREESTYLE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Freestyle skiing and snowboarding are relative newcomers to the Olympic Winter Games, with the first freestyle events appearing in the 1992 games and the first snowboarding events starting in 1998. This year’s games will feature ski halfpipe and ski and snowboarding slopestyle competitions for the first time. Other kinds of freestyle and snowboard competitions include moguls (skiing through large bumps on the slope as quickly as possible), and skicross and snowboard cross (racing down a slope that includes various terrain park-like jumps, rails, and rollers). Snowboarders will also compete in the parallel slalom for the first time in Sochi. It’s similar to ski slalom, just on a snowboard. If alpine skiing’s rush of speed isn’t enough to get your adrenaline going, these ski and snowboard events may be up your alley. Competitors can fly as high as 24 feet above the ground while doing as many flips or tricks as possible before landing. It’s the kind of sport that requires a little extra creativity and a lot of practice and skill. Bristol Mountain is home to two freestyle teams: the Alpine Freestyle Team (skiers) and the Snowboard Freestyle Team, both USSA/ USASA supported teams which compete in state and national events. Some of its members have gone on to the U.S. national teams. In March, Bristol will host the Bump This Competition (date TBA). Admission for spectators is included with a lift ticket ($48-
You can participate in or watch downhill skiing and snowboarding at Bristol Mountain. FILE PHOTOS
$62). For more info on the team, events, lessons, and the Bristol Training Center, visit bristolmountain.com.
Cross-country skiing is the winter equivalent of track events in the summer Olympics, with skiers participating in long-distance and sprint races. Like in alpine races, speed is still the key, but instead of letting gravity propel them, competitors mainly rely on their own strength and endurance to push them across the snowy trails. The Rochester Cross-Country Ski Foundation (rxcsf.org) has been helping groom top-notch racers, both young and old, since the 1970’s. The youth league (ages 13 and under) practices Saturday mornings at various locations, including Mendon Ponds Park, Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreational Area, and Bristol Mountain Nordic Center. The juniors division (23 and under), known as Rochester Nordic Racing, began in 2008, and 80 percent of its athletes qualified for the Mid-Atlantic Junior National Team, and everyone on the team qualified for Eastern High School Championships. The group practices year-round with strength training and endurance runs, swapping out skis for rollerblades in the spring, summer, and fall. Visit www. rochesternordicracing.com for more info.
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The Devil Makes Three Wednesday, April 23. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $15-$18. 7:30 p.m. 352-5600. waterstreetmusic.com [ JAZZ ]
XRIJF: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Saturday, June 21. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. $65-$105. 8 p.m. rochesterjazz.com [ JAZZ ]
XRIJF: Earth, Wind & Fire Friday, June 27. Kodak Hall
at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. $85-$155. 8 p.m. rochesterjazz.com
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 ABILENE BAR AND LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 9:30 P.M. | $5 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM [ FOLK ] Massachusetts-based trio Rusty Belle makes music that fits loosely under the category of folk-rock, but tends to defy genre. A number of different elements come into play in Rusty Belle’s music, from the blues to 60’s folk to old-time country, and it’s apparent that this band has combined a wide range of influences to create something new. Rusty Belle has played and recorded alongside noteworthy artists such as Peter Mulvey, The David Wax Museum, and The Low Anthem, and is gaining well-deserved attention for its recently released album “Common Courtesy.” — BY LEAH CREARY
The Rita Collective WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12 BISTRO 135, 135 W. COMMERCIAL ST., EAST ROCHESTER 6 P.M. | FREE | BISTRO135.NET [ JAZZ ] What if you took the kind of world music played by a Tunisian oud player and filtered it through a jazz sensibility? That’s the premise behind The Rita Collective, a new chamber jazz ensemble. That formula also works for the group when it plays a Miles Davis classic, a Beatles hit, or even a Rage Against The Machine rant. The group may be new but the members read like a Who’s Who of the Rochester music scene: Dean Keller on bass clarinet; Kristen Shiner McGuire on marimba and vibes; Kyle Vock on bass; and Jim Grillo on percussion. — BY RON NETSKY
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Patrick Jaouen “Echo Echo” Iscorg Productions patrickjaouen.com
Ivy’s Panic Room THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 BOULDER COFFEE CO, 100 ALEXANDER ST. 8 P.M. | FREE | BOULDERCOFFEE.INFO [ POP/ROCK ] Local band Ivy’s Panic Room presents its
own brand of alternative rock, inspired by artists such as Blink-182, Franz Ferdinand, and The Front Bottoms. The band explores a slowed-down pop-punk sound the majority of the time, presenting its listeners with noteworthy melodies that just beg for a group sing-along. At times, however, the band also explores an acoustic sound that is reminiscent of the alternative rock of the 90’s, bringing forth ballads that are uncharacteristic of a punk-rock-inspired sound. The band recently released its first album, “Teenage Ambition,” which encapsulates its unique, eclectic sound. — BY LEAH CREARY
Burlesque for Breasts THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 ABILENE BAR AND LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 8 P.M. | $8-$10 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM [ POP/ROCK ] The gorgeous gals and femme fatales in Sirens & Stilettos Cabaret present Burlesque for Breasts “Shake ’em to Save ’em,” a fundraiser to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. But the whole affair ain’t just visual; these torrid torso tossers will be joined by Maria Betts Music, Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People, The Pickpockets, and Anonymous Willpower. There will be raffles and silent auctions, as well as contributions from local artists and vendors. This should be a mammarable event. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Dave McGrath. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Free. Derek Knott. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free.
Patrick Jaouen’s “Echo Echo” is a mellow and minor affair with a surprising amount of velocity. There is more momentum and sustained energy to be found in Jaouen’s acoustic drive than in the bulk of the indie-leaning genre you would likely associate with him. The vocals are devoid of drama or over-emphasis. He doesn’t try too hard. What’s unique is the fact that Jaouen’s music is transitional, as if his true sound is on the way. “Echo Echo” takes us on the adventure with the artist. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
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Tinsel Teeth w/Lamby, Televisionaries, and Tuurd.
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“Blues Shock” Blind Pig Records billybranch.com
This platter is clean, baby, but it ain’t sterile. Over the course of 11 cuts, legendary Chicago harmonicat Billy Brach heaps plenty of hellacious, honkin’ dirt over The Sons of the Blues’ baby-bottom-smooth groove. Branch explains that this is his first album in 15 years because he wanted to do something different. I don’t understand this; “Blues Shock” has some new material and updated lyrical references to things like text messages amongst the new and classic (Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, etc.). But at the core it’s just good ol’ Chicago blues done right. The Chicago Horns and Ronnie Baker Brooks even crash the party. What truly sells this platter is the sweet tweet and freighttrain bellow of Branch’ s mouth harp. I mean, the man’s been at it, blowin’ for some 40-odd years. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Ivy’s Panic Room. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco. com. 8 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Johnny Bauer. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N. Goodman St. 2663570. 6 p.m. Call for info.
The Rochester Ukulele Support Group. Bernunzio’s
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John McConnell. Dinosaur Bar-
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Although drummer Barry Altschul has been heralded for his adventurous approach to music, “I don’t consider myself an avant-garde player,” he says. PHOTO COURTESY D. MANDEL
Beyond Standards The Barry Altschul Trio
When Barry Altschul takes one of his epic drum solos, he concentrates with all his might on…nothing. “If you think,” says Altschul, “you’re late. You have to trust your musicality.” Altschul has trusted his musicality in collaborations with many of the greatest artists in jazz. He’ll bring his current trio to Lovin’ Cup Sunday. Altschul grew up in the South Bronx, the son of a Russian Jewish laborer who did construction and drove a taxi. In the 1950’s, he says, the neighborhood was a melting pot. “A block or two was African-American, go another block or two and you’re in Latino land, and another couple of blocks it was Jewish and Italian,” says Altschul. “Everybody hung out with everybody and there was a great music scene going on.” That scene centered around jam sessions at the home of pianist Elmo Hope. “Donald Byrd, Junior Cook — all these people lived in the neighborhood,” says Altschul. “[Thelonious] Monk came up a lot, Art Blakey, Jimmy Cobb, Philly Joe [Jones] — they were all hanging at Elmo’s house. I was very fortunate to be part of that at 16.”
“Naturally my parents thought: prodigy! And fucked me up,” says Altschul. He began formal lessons with his sister’s teacher. “I’m studying with this classical disciplinarian,” Altschul says. “I’d ask her to play it for me once. I must have some sort of photographic ear. I never really learned how to read music because once she played it, I figured it out.” That lasted until he was 5, old enough to rebel. He didn’t touch a piano again until he was 16. He took up clarinet and had been playing for two years when, at the age of 11, he saw a classmate with drumsticks in his back pocket. “I said, ‘Hey, show me something.’ It intrigued me,” says Altschul. “I bought a set of sticks and a set of brushes. I got some fruitcake cans and started practicing.” He took lessons for 50 cents at the nearby Bronx House. By 18 he was studying with one of the top drummers in jazz: Charlie Persip. Back in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, most of the jazz musicians he played with were African American; Altchul was white and Jewish. Did he get any flack? “From the neighborhood people, there was a little static there, but not from the musicians,” says Altschul. “Somehow, when I was 16, I was embraced by Elmo Hope, Art Blakey, and Philly Joe Jones. Blakey showed me some secrets — he said he only passed them on to those who deserved it.” Altschul says they involved approaches and ways to overcome weaknesses.
Altschul didn’t begin on drums; he started
In 1964 Altschul was working as a janitor at
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playing piano at the age of 2. After his 9-yearold sister finished practicing, he would sit down and play the melodies she’d been playing.
Mira Sound, a recording studio used by Phil Spector, when pianist Paul Bley gave him his first break. “Bley and I had a couple of conversations and one day, out of the blue, he
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called me up for a gig,” Altschul says. “He had never heard me play. He said, ‘Do you want to play standards or what I’m into?’ I was an arrogant kid, I said play what you want. I just jumped in and reacted.” That question — standards or more adventurous music — sums up Altschul’s career. Though he’s known for his work in free jazz, with artists like Muhal Richard Abrams and Anthony Davis, he’s played plenty of straight-ahead with Hampton Hawes, Kenny Drew, and others. “I never listened to anything free to this day,” says Altschul. “I listened to mainly bebop and hard-bop music.” His influences include Gene Krupa, Kenny Clarke, Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams. Still, just as he was starting his career, “There was a musical revolution going on,” says Altschul. “It was to expand the vocabulary. There were bar lines in the tune; let’s eliminate the bar lines. It was very creative, very innovative.” Altschul, who recently released “The 3Dom Factor,” his first album as a leader in 28 years, has often been described using the words of another drummer, Beaver Harris: he plays everything “from Ragtime to no time.” “That’s what the music calls for,” says Altschul. “You create an atmosphere, a cushion for people to lean on while they’re soloing, but you can participate in the conversation. What I’m playing is an extension of bebop. I don’t consider myself an avant-garde player.” But it’s tough to shake that reputation. When he played with Art Pepper, a critic wrote, “the surprise of the evening was avant-gardist Barry Altschul swinging his ass off.” He’s traversed both worlds. In the early 1970’s Altschul was part of Circle with Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton. “To be able to play with musicians of that level brings your own level up,” he says. From 1983 to 1993 Altschul lived in Europe. On his second day in Paris he was invited to a party full of expatriate musicians: Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Mal Waldron, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, and Kenny Clarke. “Someone said to me, ‘You don’t know what it’s like to be a professional musician.’ I didn’t know what that meant, but in six months I was booked for two years.” That work included directing a big band for the French government and touring Africa, the Middle East, and behind the Iron Curtain as a goodwill ambassador for the United States. When he came home he received some strange greetings. Altschul recalls, “Jaco Pastorius ran across the street and lifted me up. He said, ‘I thought you were dead!’” In recent years Altschul has played with highenergy artists like the late violinist Billy Bang. At Lovin’ Cup his trio will include long-term collaborator Joe Fonda on bass and Thelonious Monk Competition winner Jon Irabagon on saxophone. No matter the setting, Altschul spares no energy in a performance. “If you’re not drenched, you haven’t really done it.”
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Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $8-$10. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Roarshark. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 9 p.m. Free.
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[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Bradley and Travis. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Free. BrianRath. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. 271-2630. starrynitescafe.com. 8 p.m. Free. Dave North w/Mike Pepper. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub. com. 6 p.m. Free. The Deceivers Duo. ,. 5 p.m. Wegmans Market Cafe, Chili Center. 3175 Chili Ave. Free.
Grand Canyon Rescue Episode w/The Pennies. Abilene Bar &
Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 6 p.m. $5. Jon Lewis. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. The Reunion Inn, 4565 Culver Rd. 323-9899. 9:30 p.m. Free. Pan de Oro. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free.
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[ CLASSICAL ] Gibbs & Main. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. 395-2787. brockport. edu. 7:30 p.m. $8.50-$16. [ COUNTRY ]
Morgan Twins. Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 585-9243232. fingerlakesgaming.com. Call for info.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 DJ/Karaoke w/Coyote Cody. ,. 9:30 p.m. Call for info.
Aggy Dune, Ambrosia Salad, Miss Darienne Lake, Kasha Davis, and DJ Blake. 140 Alex
Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex.com. Call for info. DJ Energon. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ MI from Ambush #1. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 2225683. 5:30 p.m. Call for info.
Femme Fatale Fridays Ladies Night ft. DJ Divine.
Renaissance Cafe & Lounge, 719 S. Plymouth Ave. (585) 451-1000. 9 p.m. Free.
Rochester Chamber Orchestra DAVID FETLER, Music Director
Sunday, February 16 at 3PM Gerard Floriano
Hochstein Performance Hall 50 N. Plymouth Ave Gerard Floriano, Guest Conductor
Matthew Valverde, tenor soloist Peter Kurau, horn soloist Jim Tiller, marimba soloist Featuring music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten, and Ney Rosauro
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Fresh Meat Fridays w/Samantha Vega, DJ Mighty Mic. Tilt
Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook. com/Tiltnightclub. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. Lube After Dark. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 6979464. quakersteakandlube.com/ Rochester_NY. 9:30 p.m. Free.
Magic City on East Grand Opening. Magic City on East, 336 East Ave. 905-4031. Call for info.
Make Em Sweat Fridays: Make Em Dance Edition ft. DJ 6:30, Nick Kage. Club Network, 420
Central Ave. 232-1390. 10 p.m. Guys free until 10:30 p.m., girls free until 11:30 p.m. 21+.
Photo Shoot Fridaze ft. Nick Kage. T Jay’s Lounge, 622 Lake
Ave. 10 p.m. 21+. $5-$10. Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa Ultra Lounge, 235 W. Ridge Rd. 254-1050. lacopaultralounge. com. 10 p.m. Free.
Facelife Fridays ft. Aggy Dune, Ambrosia Salad, Darienne Lake, and Kasha Davis. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 2561000. 140alex.com. 11 p.m. & midnight. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
44th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concert ft. Darmon Meader. Penfield High School, 25 High School Dr. Penfield. 7:30 p.m. $6-$10. Bobby DiBaudo Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free.
Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free. Marco Amadio. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 6:30 p.m. Free Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177. com. 4:30 p.m. Free. 18 CITY FEBRUARY 5-11, 2014
POP/ROCK | LES RACQUET
Les Racquet looks like a power trio, and sounds all over the board, but it’s actually a comfortable fit among jam bands. The Brooklyn outfit incorporates three-part vocal harmonies, groove-centric rhythms, elements of guitar-driven rootsrock, along with virtuosity, to make it coherent. Les Racquet also inherits the jam-band aesthetic of connecting with fans by taking its show on the road: last year’s Coast to Coast venture was christened “The Foot In The Door Tour” and the music hasn’t stopped. Les Racquet’s willingness to bust a nut for grassroots support can certainly push it toward the winning end of a crowded genre. Les Racquet performs on Wednesday, February 12, 8 p.m. at The Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $7-$9. bugjar.com. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. Rockwood Ferry Trio. Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, 112 East Ave. 7 p.m. $10. Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 8:30 p.m. Free. Soul Express. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Lake Rd. Pultneyville. (315) 589-4512. PultneyvilleGrill.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
Slap Weh Fridays ft. Blazin Fiyah. Eclipse Bar & Lounge,
585-343-3750. 34rush.com/. 9 p.m. Call for info. Happy Hour: Cello Show. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 5 p.m. Free. Jacob Moon. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. $5. Jumbo Shrimp. TP’s Irish Pub, 916 Panorama Trail. 385-4160. 9:30 p.m. Free.
The Lobby Presents: T-Rex Cover Night. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. 21+. $7.
The Moho Collective. Sticky Lips
BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Shakin’ Bones w/Beatles Happy Hour ft. Don Christiano, Steve Piper. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 5 p.m. Free.
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Noble Vibes. Temple Bar and
Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
The Fabulous Richmond’s House Band w/Jeff Cosco, Dino. Richmond’s Tavern, 21
Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 4 p.m. Free. The Fools. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-2925544. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m. Free. Hall Pass. 34 Rush @ Batavia Downs, 8315 Park Rd. Batavia.
Al Parrish w/Alan Hunt. Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Rd. 225-6160. 8 p.m. $17-$20. Caleb Aaron. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Different Every Time. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 497-7010. flahertys.com. Call for info. Falling Hollywood w/Violet Mary. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. Call for info. Frankie & Jewels. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St. 7305030. scotlandyardpub.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.
In The Loop. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 6710816. flahertys.com. Call for info. Jim Lane. Pint & Goblet Tavern, 300 Village Square Blvd. Honeoye Falls. 624-4386. cbsbrewing.com/visiting-cbsbrewing-company/pint-goblet/. 6 p.m. Free. JT&Me. Mama Lor’s Cafe, 1891 Ridge Rd. Webster. 545-4895. mamalorscafe.com. 5 p.m. Call for info. Nightfall After Dark. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 10 p.m. Free. Rusty Belle. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 9:30 p.m. $5. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Tumbao. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177. com. 11 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]
Cold Sweat. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Luca Foresta & Electro Kings. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 2714650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Mama Hart Band. Cottage Hotel of Mendon, 1390 PittsfordMendon Rd. Mendon. 624-1390. cottagehotelmendon.com. 9 p.m. $3. [ CLASSICAL ] Brass Transit. Hale Auditorium, Roberts Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. 888-222-1048. 7:30 p.m. $27-$34.
Family Friendly Music Series: Sean Mulligan. Arnett Branch
Library, 310 Arnett Boulevard. 428-8214. noon. Free. RPO: Gershwin & Ellington. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Thursday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 8 p.m. $15-$92. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Blue Label Saturdays ft. DJ Andy Fade and DJ Bobby Base. Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. Call for info.
Aggy Dune, Ambrosia Salad, Miss Darienne Lake, Kasha Davis, and DJ Blake. 140 Alex
Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex.com. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8.
The 140 Alex Cabaret ft. Poison Waters, DJ Solid Bear. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex.com. 11:30 p.m. Call for info.
Jameson Alexander, Rob Morley. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 222-5683. 10 p.m. 21+, 18+ after 2 a.m. $6-$20. La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook.com/ Tiltnightclub. 10 p.m. Call for info. Ladies on Demand Saturday ft. Quan Da Bomb, DJ G Nynce, DJ
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Jim Lane. Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract St. 263-9200. geneseebeer.com/brew-house. 5 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]
Mallet Time Duo. Henrietta
Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd. 359-7092. 7-8 p.m. With RPO percussionists and Eastman faculty members Charles Ross and Howard Potter. Free, register. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Magic City Monday’s. Louie’s
JAZZ | ELDAR
POP/ROCK | VIOLET MARY
The last time Eldar came to town for the Rochester International Jazz Festival, he sat down at the piano in Hatch Hall and dazzled the crowd with a few standards, a couple of originals, and even a bit of Prokofiev. Then he blew everyone away with a brilliant rendition of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue.” After first making waves as a 9-yearold prodigy from Kyrgyzstan, Eldar moved to the United States and released his first album at 14. Now 27, he is still a keyboard phenomenon of the first order.
Violet Mary is a study in keen balance. This is one of the few hard-rock bands that still manages to maintain melody on the see-saw between muscle and melodic subtlety. And I don’t just mean dynamics that pull back to let the melody be heard here or there, but the presence of an actual floating, discernible, memorable melody. Plug in the band’s latest, self-produced “Level” or better yet, see Violet Mary live. It’s going to get juicy. Bring napkins.
Eldar performs Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 p.m. at Athena Performing Arts Center, 800 Long Pond Road. $25. jazz901.org. — BY RON NETSKY Big Bully, Mikey Pressure. T
Jay’s Lounge, 622 Lake Ave. 10 p.m. 21+. Ladies free until 11:30 p.m., guys $10 until midnight.
Poke Dem Saturdays ft. Team Lion Paw, The Money Green Theme, Nick Kage, and Wavey.
Trinities Restaurant, 36 W. Main St. 319-4047. 10 p.m. $5-$10. Saturday Night Ladies Night. BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 247-0079. blurochester.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
44th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concert ft. Darmon Meader. Penfield High School,
25 High School Dr. Penfield. 7:30 p.m. $6-$10. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
Migos. Main Street Armory,
900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com. 8 p.m. $25-$30. [ POP/ROCK ]
8 Days A Week. Johnny’s Irish
Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free. Anger Management. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 9 p.m. Free. Broken Mind Spoken. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. $7-$9.
Burning Daylight Reunion Show w/The Whale & The Warbler, Declan Ryan & Close Calls, and The Corrections. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $7-$9.
Greg Prevost. House of Guitars,
645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. houseofguitars.com. 3 p.m. Free.
Hardcore Punk Matinee: Obsessor w/Beastman, The Huckleberry Fins, and Hunted Down. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave.
4 p.m. $6-$8. Inside Out. Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 377-0410. towpathcafe. com. 6:30 p.m. $10. Mr. Mustard. ,. 7 p.m. Churchville Chili Performing Arts Center. 5786 Buffalo Road, Churchville. $9-$12.
Raining Blood, Millions Miles from Broadway. Firehouse
Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. River Lynch. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Springer. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 6633375. nolasweb.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Celtic Music Night w/Dave North. Temple Bar and Grille,
109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. Celtic Music Sundays. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
Cordial’s Lounge, 392 Lyell Ave. 254-2844. 7 p.m. $5 before 10 p.m. [ JAZZ ]
Gabe Condon Duo. Bistro 135,
135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. [ OPEN MIC ]
Dave McGrath Open Mic.
Violet Mary performs with Falling Hollywood on Saturday, February 8, 9 p.m. at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. $5. lovincup.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE [ CLASSICAL ]
First Muse Chamber Music: Argos Piano Trio. First Unitarian
Church, 220 S Winton Rd. 2719070. FirstMuse.org. 7:30 p.m. $5-$10.
Brighton Symphony Orchestra: Winter Concert. Twelve Corners
Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Winton Rd. 244-8585. twelvecorners.org. 3 p.m. Call for info. Compline. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. christchurchrochester.org. 9 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Duo Piano Recital. Stillwood Study Center, 2191 Shilling Rd. Palmyra. 387-9291. 3 p.m. Free.
First Muse Chamber Music: Argos Piano Trio. First Unitarian
Church, 220 S Winton Rd. 271-9070. FirstMuse.org. 7:30 p.m. $5-$10 First Muse
Chamber Music: Argos Piano Trio. First Unitarian Church,
220 S Winton Rd. 271-9070. rochesterunitarian.org. 7:30 p.m. $5-$10.
Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia.
Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 7 p.m. $5.
Markiyan Melnychenko w/ Oksana Melnychenko. ,. 4 p.m.
St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Hall. 3176 St. Paul Blvd, Irondequoit. $10-$15.
Rochester Theater Organ Society: The Eastman Bunch “Then and Now” ft. Davis Peckham. Auditorium Theatre,
885 E. Main St. 222-5000. rbtl. org. 2:30 p.m. $15. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Boasy Sundaze. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info.
Ship Wrecked Sunday’s ft. DJ Trancesend. Captain’s Attic, 37
Charlotte St. 546-8885. 21+. Call for info.
Tequila Sundays ft. DJ Andy Fade. Flat Iron Café, 561 State
St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
The Barry Altschul Trio. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. $15-$20. Bill Slater Solo Piano. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa. com. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ R&B ]
Matthew Corey EP/Film Release Show w/Cammy Enaharo, Liana Gable, and DJs Level Seven.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8. [ POP/ROCK ]
The Beatles on Ed Sullivan: 50th Anniversary Concert.
University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus. 275-2828. rochester.edu. 8 p.m. Smooth Talkers, with faculty and staff performers. Mr. Mustard. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 3 p.m. Free.
Smooth Talkers The Beatles on Ed Sullivan 50th Anniversary Concert.
Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 8 p.m. Free. Open Jam at Thirsty Frog. Thirsty Frog, 511 East Ridge Rd. 7305285. 1thirstyfrog.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Open Mic. ,. Second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
Lovin Cup Idol: Top 16- Singer/ Soungwriter Round. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. Free.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Nick Shaefer. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]
Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]
Kilbourn Concert Series: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet. Kilbourn Hall, 26
Gibbs St. esm.rochester.edu. 8 p.m. $15-$25. [ POP/ROCK ]
Amanda Lee Peers. The Titus Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 2705365. titustavern.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. Tedd Hazard w/Hudson Quinlan, Cannonball Kid, Susanna Guarino, and Jon Lewis. Bug Jar,
219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus. 8 p.m. Call for info. Umphrey’s McGee. Harro East Ballroom, 155 N. Chestnut St. 7:30 p.m. $25. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19
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Art Blurred lines “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Contemporary Japanese Printmakers” THROUGH MARCH 19 MEMORIAL ART GALLERY, 500 UNIVERSITY AVE. 276-8900, MAG.ROCHESTER.EDU WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY 11 A.M.-5 P.M., THURSDAY 11 A.M.-9 P.M. | $5-$12 (HALFPRICE ADMISSION THURSDAY AFTER 5 P.M.) [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
When we think of Japanese printmakers, the Edo Period’s large woodblock prints of courtesans, actors, samurai, and landscapes with the ever-present Mount Fuji immediately come to mind. The current exhibit at Memorial Art Gallery illustrates the diversity of work being created by contemporary Japanese artists, including wood-block prints, photographs, and some sculptural works that severely stretch the parameters of what may be considered a “print.” Featuring 13 working artists from all over Japan, “Redefining the Multiple” is organized by University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “We found out about this show in sort of a roundabout way,” says MAG Director of Exhibitions Marie Via, who was referred to the exhibit by one of the artists featured in MAG’s 2009 show, “Leaded.” MAG has never shown contemporary Japanese art, says Via. And since these artists are not tremendously established outside of their home areas, the staff looked forward to introducing the gallery’s audience to the work of artists they might not otherwise have a chance to encounter. Many works in this visually stunning exhibit may be considered a “print” only in that the means of production involves the ability to create reproductions. Some straddle the boundary between printmaking and sculpture, which has already been blurred by the use of 3D printers in creating art. Nobuaki Onishi’s trompe l’oeil sculptures are
arguably the show’s least print-like pieces, but as works of cast glass, could be part of an edition of multiples. “Shovel” is a shimmering work of transparent glass with a handle painted to resemble rusted metal. The same is true for “Kugi (Nail),” which nonchalantly protrudes from the wall of a display case. “Happa (Leaf)” is every bit as fragile as a rotting leaf, part ghostly frosted glass, and partly painted to look decayed.
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Koichi Kiyono’s “Cultivation II” is a large installation of etchings on cotton, wool, and felt, which has been stretched over discs that are situated on a low platform and hung on the wall. This garden of colorful spiral patterning brings to mind unfathomable worlds, the vibrant stillness of galaxies viewed at a safe distance from their violent cosmic dance. Some of the plates contain a central dip, and some of those bear a printed paper egg form, perhaps representing swells of ejected gas, star nurseries ready to form a new series of worlds. “Silence on the Move: Reflection,” by Kouseki Ono, is truly mesmerizing: a carpet of shifting color on a low, central platform. The work is created from a sea of panels repeatedly silkscreened on thousands of isolated spaces, the hundreds of layers creating striped towers of ink. As viewers walk around the work, different strata of colors become visible or hidden, and the colors shift hypnotically, transitioning smoothly like velvet under a caress. Hunker down for a closer look at the wee spires and you’ll spy the individual layers. Marie Yoshiki also uses this analog method of 3D printing with screens, creating detailed objects such as a coin, a chocolate bar, and a panel of lace. The latter work is printed directly onto glass, with a subtle curve to the panel of “lace” appearing to result from the natural tension from so many knots. Shoji Miyamoto works in the traditional method of printing from wood blocks, but depicting oversize chunks of raw tuna and steak, and a wedge of watermelon, all rendered with such transparency that they appear at once voluminous and insubstantial. Shunsuke Kano pairs colorful photographs with stark, graphic images, playfully connecting disparate imagery through shapes that visually connect the two. In “B&B_06,” the dome of a cooked egg topping a bowl of food is mirrored below by the round mushroom cloud that dominates a city. The whiplash implications between the mundane domestic photo and, suddenly, utter chaos, is dizzying. Some of the most moving images in the show are Arata Nojima’s large and tranquil sylvan scenes. The artist “spent some time inside this particular ancient, ancient forest in Japan, and he’s trying to communicate the feeling of being in this really old space, completely surrounded by vegetation through which light is filtering,” says Via. The combined use of etching, mezzotint, and aquatint lend a watery, ethereal quality to the scenes, and the large size of the prints helps immerse the viewer in dense foliage bathed in pure, cascading light.
Shunsuke Kano’s “B&B_06,” is part of an exhibit featuring Japanese artists currently on view at Memorial Art Gallery. PHOTO PROVIDED
Via says that the gallery’s docents have enjoyed asking visitors to identify the subject of Toshinao Yoshioka’s large photographs. Many guess that the colorful, wet spheres in the four images from the “Place of Water” series are planets. They’re actually melons in various stages of being peeled, but they certainly do resemble alien worlds suspended in the void. Microcosm mirrors macrocosm: veins become terrain, the rind a glimpse of crust or polar icecaps, the fruit’s juices a glittering sea. Nearby, a flat screen loops Toshinao Yoshioka’s enigmatic short video, “Guidepost 6,” placing the viewer in a perspective that soars around a single, shifting, downy cloud mass through an otherwise empty blue sky. Rushing air hints at a blustery-hushed voice. The title suggests a helpful pathway marker, and the intangible body seems to have a conscious presence for reasons as mysterious as the artist’s method of creating this work.
An educational companion exhibit, “New Beginnings: Japanese Prints of the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s,” showcases 16 works from MAG’s collection that explore the beginning of the studio print movement. In the post-WWII era, artists weren’t creating prints as part of a team in big studios under publishers any longer, and these featured artists were part of a movement that paved the way for the contemporary artists in the main exhibit. MAG curator Nancy Norwood selected works which illustrate a diverse range of abstract and representational styles and subject matter, while displaying a clear Japanese aesthetic and weighty reverence for all things, from soil to someone else’s god.
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] A.R.T.S. Gallery, 321 East Ave. “Artistically Revealing The Spirit: A Black Culture Experience.”. Work by Richmond Futch Jr. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m. Visitors are advised to call ahead to confirm hours. Through Feb 28. Reception Feb 7, 6-9 p.m. with spoken word by Melany J. Silas and dance movement of Moses Smith. 729-9916. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Magnificent Africa exhibit and screening: “More Than a Month.” First Feb 7, 6-9 p.m. thebaobab.org. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. The Lobby Presents: A Tribute to T.Rex. Through Mar 31. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Reception Feb 7, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. with musical guests The Ginger Faye Bakers, Harmonica Lewinsky, Danielle Ponder, Thievin’ Stephen, Green Dreams, Ian Downey is Famous, and Seth Joseph Faergolzia. T-Rex dino art show. $7 admission. lobbydigital.com. Cat Clay, 1115 E Main Street, Suite 225. “All You Need Is Love.” Featuring jewelry by TristanB and heart-felt clay by Clifton Wood. First Friday, Feb 7, 5-9 p.m. 414-5643. catclay. com. Cornerstone Gallery, 8732 Main St., Honeoye. James Johnson, Robin Whiteman, Kala Stein, Alysha Baier. Through Feb 28. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception Feb 8, 3-6 p.m. with music by GRR. baierpottery@ gmail.com. Dichotomy, 371 Park Ave. “Love Letters” and “Fruits of Passion.” First Friday, Feb 7, 6-9 p.m. 5636044, dichotomyrochester.com Experience Tattooing, Body Piercing and Fine Art Gallery, 506 Long Pond Rd., Greece. Fine Art Gallery Opening in Greece, New York. Gallery open Feb 8 at noon, reception 5:30 p.m. 453-8000. email@example.com. vincentjtosto.com. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. Unexpected Imagery. Through Feb 28. An Exhibition of images on, in, and with glass. Featuring the work of students, faculty and inspirational art from RIT. Reception Feb 7, 6-9 p.m. 2563312. firstname.lastname@example.org. Grass Roots Gallery, suite 157, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E Main St., Suite 248. “Meat Rations: Housewives gone Rogue.” Feb 6, 6-10 p.m. email@example.com. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. Marquetry by Charles Jaffe & Wood Turning by Michael Hagan. Through Mar 6. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat trunk sales 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reception Feb 16, 2-4 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. Livingston Arts Center, 4 Murray Hill Dr., Mt. Morris. Freedom of Expression: Annual Members’ Exhibit.. Through Mar 8. Wed & Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reception Feb 6, 5-7 p.m. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. Main Street Artists’ Gallery & Studio, 1115 E Main St. Main Street Artists’ First Friday open studio show and sale.. First Friday, Feb 7, 6-9 p.m. Featured artist: Kath DeWitt Hess of Fairport. 233-5645. mainstreetartistsgallery.com.
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There’s plenty of creative energy keep us engaged this week. Here are a few key spots to check out, but many more gallery and studio spaces will host First Friday receptions. Check out our online calendar at rochestercitynewspaper.com and firstfridayrochester.org for more art events. All of the following events are free to attend unless otherwise noted. On Thursday, February 6, 6-9 p.m. Rochester Contemporary (137 East Ave.) will host a reception for “Makers & Mentors,” which pairs the work of artist-mentors with the work of their former students. This year’s edition of the series features internationally renowned, Rochester-based picture-maker Carl Chiarenza, whose new works are one-of-a-kind collages made from his own ripped, cut, and re-combined photographs (pictured). “Makers & Mentors” will also feature paintings by Chiarenza’s former student, New York-based Lisa Bradley, photographs by Rochester-based French photographer Bruno Chalifour, as well as Chalifour’s former student, Allentown, Pennsylvaniabased photographer David W. Haas. A second reception will be held on First Friday, February 7, 6-10 p.m., and an artists’ talk will take place Saturday, February 8, at 1 p.m. The show will remain on view through March 16. Admission is $1 and free to members. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m., and Friday, 1-10 p.m. For more information, call 4612222 or visit rochestercontemporary.org. Friday, February 7, through Saturday, April 12, Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.) will feature “Druckworks,” an installation of books and projects by Johanna Drucker spanning 1972 to 2012. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 7, 6-9 p.m., with music provided by RIT’s WITR. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. An artist’s talk with Johanna Drucker will take place Wednesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 442-8676 or visit vsw.org. Closing Saturday, February 8, is “Boys vs. Girls 2,” hosted simultaneously at two spaces: 1975 Gallery (89 Charlotte St.) is filled with a collaborative cardboard world of the boys, while The Yards Collaborative Art Space (50-52 Rochester Public Market) has been transformed into a cardboard realm by the ladies. Check out the dudes’ domain Wednesday-Friday, 1-8 p.m., and Saturday noon-5 p.m., and visit the ladies’ lair Thursday or Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit attheyards.com or 1975ish.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. ‘For LOVE of (SUB) urban Art.’ An exploration of urban/ suburban life. Through Feb 28. Wed & Fri noon-3 p.m., Thu noon-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception Feb 9, 2-5 p.m. 6452485. outsidetheboxag.org. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Art by Biscuit. Reception Feb 7, 7 p.m. Live music by Husky. recordarchive.com. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. “Makers & Mentors.” Through Mar
16. Carl Chiarenza, Lisa Bradley, Bruno Chalifour, and David Haas. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m. Reception Feb 6, 6-9 p.m. Artists’ Talk Feb 8, 1 p.m. 461-2222. info@ rochestercontemporary.org. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. “Photographs Re-Imagined, Inspiration from Inspiration.” Through Mar 28. With Arena Art Group and The Rochester Art Club. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Reception Feb 7, 6-9 p.m. Artists’ talks continues on page 24
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Art Exhibits Mar 13, 20, & 27. 461-4447. spectrumgalleryroc.com. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Mobilizing America: Fighting World War I on the Homefront and Battlefront.” Featuring posters and photographs during the Great War from the Rochester Historical Society’s archival collection. Through Mar 21. MonFri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 475-2404. email@example.com. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. “Druckworks.” Through Apr 12. Books and projects by Johanna Drucker from 1972 to 2012. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception Feb 7, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk Mar 5, 6 p.m. 442-8676. vsw.org. [ CONTINUING ] ART EXHIBITS 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. and The Yards, 50-52 Public Market. “Boys vs Girls 2” Through Feb 8. Held at 1975 Gallery. 1975ish.com, attheyards.com. 1975ish.com. ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Rd. “Richard Quataert: The Arresting Image.” Through Apr 20. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 288-7170. artisanworks.net. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. “Shaman-isms: New Ceramic Sculpture by Bill Stewart.” Through Feb 22. 2326030 x23. axomgallery.com. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. Penfield Art Association Winter Juried Show. Through Mar 1. Mon-Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 586-6020. penfieldartassociation.com. Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, I College Dr. Two Solo Exhibits: Seven Words & Slavery by Juan Carlos Llera/New Work by Constance Mauro. Through Mar 8. Tue-Thu 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-5 p.m. 2455813. hawkins@ Geneseo.edu. geneseo.edu/galleries. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. Macedon. “Paint, Pastels and Photographs.” Through Feb 28. Work by Mark Smith, Sid Lorraine, and John Cieslinski. 474-4116. firstname.lastname@example.org. Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. “Stillness & Dance.” Through Feb 28. 275-3571. facebook.com/ BridgeArtGallery.URMC. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Through Feb 5: The Lobby Presents: Topher Martin. Feb 7-Mar 31: The Lobby Presents: A Tribute to T.Rex dino art show. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. lobbydigital.com. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Visual Discourse.” Through Mar 31. Photographs by Community Darkroom Photographers. Mon 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri 12-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920. geneseearts.org. Creative Wellness Coalition Gallery, 320 N Goodman St, Suite 201. “Painting Big” Group Show. 3253145 x144. mharochester.org. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands. Through May 4. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. Tracie Doerner. Through Feb 28. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. friendlyhome.org.
RECREATION | LAKESIDE WINTER CELEBRATION
We Rochesterians are a hardy folk, not about to let a little Polar Vortex trap us indoors all winter (right?). This weekend, get your fill of snow-season festivities at the 30th Annual Lakeside Winter Celebration, held at the Port of Rochester and Lake Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte. This year’s event has been expanded to two days of fun and will feature activities Saturday, February 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, February 9, at noon. Saturday will feature a dogsled demonstration, snowshoeing lessons, free horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides, and games for children, all taking place amid live music by George Hogan and his band. The Rec on the Move mobile recreation center will offer Nerf snow bowling, hockey shooting, and more. Compete in the snow-sculpture contest for cash prizes in three categories. The theme this year is “Famous Buildings.” If you’re not feeling the icy temps, head inside the heated Port of Rochester Terminal building to sample New York State wines at the Lake Ontario Wine Festival (for a fee). Wine will also be available by the bottle for purchase, area microbreweries will be present, and local farmers will offer maple syrup, cider, jams, and winter produce for sale. Professional and amateur chefs will compete for the title of “Best Chili in Rochester” at the 20th Annual Chilly Chili Challenge. At noon on Sunday, the mightiest of the brave will participate in the 14th Annual Polar Plunge, willingly diving into the icy waters of Lake Ontario to raise funds for Special Olympics New York. Register by calling 586-7400 x105. Meet at the Terminal entrance at 1 p.m. for a port area and Turning Point Park hike. This year, Charlotte area merchants are offering a special discount coupon (available at portofcharlotteny.com) to customers all weekend. For more details visit cityofrochester. gov/wintercelebration, call 311, or call the Bureau of Recreation at 428-6755. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. “Arena Visions” by Arena Art Group. Through Mar 26. MonFri 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Reception Feb 13, 5-7 p.m. email@example.com. thegeiselgallery.com. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “Lossless.” Through Feb 16. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. H&R Block Premium Office, 1100 Long Pond Rd., Suite 103, Country Village Center. Exhibit and Sale of Fine Art by Suburban Rochester Art Group. Through Apr 15. 227-0780. facebook.com/ SuburbanRochester Art Group. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. “The Museum of Failure” by Caitlin Cass. Through Feb 23. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. blogs. rochester.edu/hartnett. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. “A Sense of Peace.” Through Feb 23. Tues-Sat 12-6 p.m., Sun
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noon-4 p.m. Reception Fri Feb 7, 5-9 p.m. 482-1976. firstname.lastname@example.org. imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “Roses Forever” by David Kerstetter. Through Feb 28. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. “David Werberig: Concerted Aggregation.” Through Feb 28. Sun 5-8 p.m., Mon-Thu 5-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m. 4904157. DWerberig@gmail.com. email@example.com. Lower Link Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Ave. Art of the Book. Artist Books and Altered Books. 428-8053. libraryweb.org/artofthebook. Main Street Arts, 20 W Main St., Clifton Springs. “Being Human” Group Show.. Through Feb 28. 315-4620210. firstname.lastname@example.org. mainstreetartsgallery.com.
Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Contemporary Japanese Printmakers.” Through Mar 16 in Grand Gallery with “New Beginnings: Japanese Prints of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.” Also Lockhart Gallery through May 4: “Eduardo Paolozzi’s “General Dynamic F.U.N.” Also Lucy Burne Gallery through Feb 19: “Portraits, Patterns, & Projects: Adult Student Show.” Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E Henrietta Rd. “Good Work: The Illustration Art Invitational.” Through Feb 20. Curated by David Cowles and Kathy Calderwood. 292-2021. monroecc.edu/go/mercer/. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St., Honeoye Falls. Art Crescendo: Mill Gallery 2013 Members Exhibition. Through Feb 15. Monday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tue 2-5 p.m., Wed 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. millartcenter.com. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt Hope Ave. Transient Walls Art Show by Gianna Stewart. Through Feb 16. Open daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 5468439 x3102. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Place. Albert Paley on Park Avenue. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. “Insight: The Inner Nature of Things.” Through Mar 7. Sun and TuesThu noon-5 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-8 p.m. 389-5073. naz.edu/art/artscenter-gallery. Nazareth College Colacino Gallery, 4245 East Ave. “This Heirloom.” A multi-media exhibition of film-inspired collages by Mara Ahmed. Through Feb 7. WedSun noon-5 p.m. 389-5073. naz. edu/art/colacino-art-gallery. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. “People of the Eye: Collections of Deaf Art” and “Tribute to George W. Veditz: 100 Years of his Preservation of Sign Language Film (1913-2013)”. Through Feb 7. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and by request. 475-6406. email@example.com. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. Watson Art Show? This! Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A collection of drawings, prints, & collages by Watson, a Rochester illustrator. 232-7340. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Solo Art Exhibit by Doris Britt. Towpath Cafe, 6 North Main St.(in the Box Factory Bldg), Fairport. Through Feb 27. Presented by and on loan from Outside the Box Art Gallery. Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Wed 8 a.m.-10 p.m., ThuSat 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 377-0410. towpathcafe.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Patricia Tribastone and Ray Hassard. Through Mar 1. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Altered States of Rochester: A Neo-colorist series of paintings by Darren Thomas Brennessel. recordarchive.com. RIT Bevier Gallery, 90 Lomb Memorial Dr., Booth Building 7A. Rochester-Finger Lakes Middle and High School Art Exhibition. Through Feb 24. Mon-Fri 9
a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Thu 7-9 p.m., Sat 1-4:30 p.m., Sun 2-4:30 p.m. 475-2646. Roc Brewing Co., 56 S. Union St. Dude’s Night Out Anniversary Show. Through Mar 31. 7949798. firstname.lastname@example.org. thedudesnightout.com. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. “Interactions of Time and Substance,” Landscape Paintings by Leigh Yardley. Through Feb 28. Mon & WedFri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 343-0055 x6490. genesee.edu/campuslife/ arts/gallery/. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. “(En) Gendered Juried Art.” Art & Music Library. Through Feb 27. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. rochester. edu/college/wst.; “Nurturing Inquiry.” Rare Books and Special Collections Department. Through Feb 28. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 275-4477. rochester.edu. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N Goodman St. Featuring artwork by local artists. Open First Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Second Saturdays, 12-4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m. 732-0036. shoefactoryarts.com. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. “Remains to be Seen,” an exhibit of wood engravings by Steven Lee-Davis. Through Mar 28. St. John Fisher College, Lavery Library, Lower Level Gallery. Reception Feb 13, 5-8 p.m. Artist lecture on printmaking: 7-8 p.m. 385-8139. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. Gail Cunliffe: “The Box of Eight Explodes!” Through Apr 5. 271-2630. shoefactoryarts@ gmail.com. starrynitescafe.com. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. “Andrew Au: Life Industries,” and “Amy Cheng: Irrational Exuberance.” Through Feb 23. 395-2787. brockport.edu/ finearts. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. “A Journey in Search of Beauty and Understanding” works by Francis Coleman. Through Feb 17. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Reception Feb 10, 5:30 p.m. 271-9070. rochesterunitarian.org/music_ arts_gallery.html. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. “Fire & Ice” by Barbara McPhail. Through Feb 27. Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun non-5 p.m. Jan 30: demo 11 a.m.-noon, artist talk 1-3 p.m., reception 4-6:30 p.m. 785-1369. email@example.com.;
Art Events [ WED., FEBRUARY 5 ] Balloon Manor 2014: The VERY Tall Tale of Jack and his Beanstalk. Through Feb. 9. Sibley Building atrium, 25 Franklin St. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Popping party Feb 10, 5:30 p.m. ($10). Free admission other times. balloonmanor.com. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 7 ] Anderson Alley First Fridays. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St andersonalleyartists.com. First Friday City Wide Gallery Night. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. firstfridayrochester.org. Mark Groaning’s Frolic with Fromage. 6-9 p.m. Little
Bleu Cheese Shop, 684 South Ave Free. 730-8296. littlebleucheese.com. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 8 ] 2nd Annual Vintage, Vines, and Valentines. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Naples, NY. 534-5696. naplesvalleyny.com. Anderson Alley Artists Second Saturday Open House. Second Saturday of every month, 12-4 p.m Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St. firstname.lastname@example.org. andersonalleyartists.com. Love’s Secret Domain Pre V-Day Gift Sale. 12-7 p.m. Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman St. Handmade gifts from a variety of artists email@example.com. Second Saturday Open Studios. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Meet 20+ artists in their studios. Enter at Door #2 Free 469-8217. [ SUN., FEBRUARY 9 ] DIY: Make a Print. 1-4 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Register. 2718971. mag.rochester.edu.
Comedy [ THU., FEBRUARY 6 ] Zack Johnson. Feb. 6-8. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 7 ] Bobby Collins. Feb. 7-8, 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue With special guest Artie Fletcher $30 328-6000. jokefactorycomedyclub.com. The Disgruntled Clown. Feb. 7-8, 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue $10 328-6000. jokefactorycomedyclub.com Feb. 7-8, 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue $10. 328-6000. jokefactorycomedyclub.com. The Pink Collar Comedy Tour. 8 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. $10 454-7140. pinkcollarcomedytour.com. Post Comedy Theatre: The OneMan Variety Show. 7:30 p.m. Genesee Community College, 1 College Road . Batavia $3$10 345-6814. genesee.edu/ campuslife/arts. We Did It?! The Aftermath of Sex. 8 p.m. The Space Theater and Gallery, 1199 East Main Street The Pillow Talk Players $8-$10 902-2010. facebook.com/ not100percentnormal. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 8 ] Booby Collins in Concert. 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue $30 328-6000. jokefactorycomedyclub.com.
Dance Events [ THU., FEBRUARY 6 ] Dance to Feed Vets in Need. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave Fundraising event to provide vets with a Valentine’s Day dinner and personal care kit. Djs, raffle, dance contest, Roc City Sammich 232-9030. facebook.com/ rochesterbeardsmensociety. DJ SWING Dancing at the Thursday Night Swing-In. 8:30-10:30 p.m. St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church,
[ TUE., FEBRUARY 11 ] Stardust Open Ballroom Dance Series. 7:30 p.m. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St Big Band era live music $3 admission 4286755. cityofrochester.gov/ ballroomdanceseries.
Kids Events Around the World Storytelling for Kids. Feb. 8. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave Includes hot chocolate. Feb 8: Russia; “The Snow Child.” Free. kristenk@wab. org. wab.org. Family Storybook Creative Workshop. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. Spectrum Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. free. 855-444-0201. spectrumcreativearts.org. Science Saturday. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. “Mars Rocketry” and “Use of Minerals in Industry” Included in museum admission: $11-$13. 271-1880. rmsc.org. Southside Little League Special Registration & Movie Event. 11:30 a.m. Cinema Theatre, 957 S. Clinton Ave. Boys and girls ages 4-12. Stay for a free showing of the family baseball classic “Angels in the Outfield” 2711785. southsidelittleleague@live. com. smore.com/7aq6. Young Ladies’ St Valentine’s Day Tea. Feb. 8. The Refinement Studio, 55 Canterbury Rd. Ages 5-8 11 a.m.-1 p.m., ages 9-11 2-4 p.m $35, register. 244-2228. therefnementstudio.com.
Lectures [ WED., FEBRUARY 5 ] Beatles Celebration Lecture: The Beatles and Their Gear. 7 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Dewey Hall 1-101. With Andy Babiuk 275-9397. rochester.edu/popmusic. “Food Justice and Immigration”. 7:15 p.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street With Nelson Carrasquillo, executive director of El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores (CATAThe Farmworkers’ Support Committee) Free 325-4000. interconnect_mott@frontiernet. net. In Triumph and Tragedy: Lincoln’s Travels in Upstate New York. 7 p.m. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd Free, register 336-6060. firstname.lastname@example.org. Science on the Edge Lecture Series. 7:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Feb 5: Gregory Skomal: “’JAWS’ Revisited: New Insights into the Ecology of the White Shark in the North Atlantic” $7-$14 each lecture. 697-1942. rmsc.org.
February 7 • 6-9pm FirstFridayRochester.org
Anderson Arts Building Open Studios
KIDS | “SHREK THE MUSICAL!”
An ornery ogre gets the girl, who has more in common with him than he expected. An unsinkable, talking donkey steals scenes, and a feisty cookie helps save the day. Relive the magical story of fairytale misfits at Rochester Children’s Theatre and Nazareth College Art Center’s co-production of “Shrek The Musical!,” which kicks off this weekend at Nazareth College Arts Center (4245 East Ave.). Based on the Oscar-winning Dreamworks film, the song-laden production tells an all-ages story about what it means to be a hero. Performances will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, February 8-9 & 15-16, at 2 p.m. There will also be a special evening performance at 7 p.m. for Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, and a school-break performance on Monday, February 17, at 2 p.m. The show is suggested for children ages 5 and older and their families, and runs 2 hours, plus one intermission. Audience members will be able to meet the characters after each performance. The February 16 performance will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing. Tickets are $17-$20 ($14-$16 for subscribers). For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 389-2170 or visit artscenter.naz.edu. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY [ THU., FEBRUARY 6 ] G Peter Jemison: “When a Dream Becomes Reality at Ganondagan.” 7:30 p.m. Mendon Community Center, 167 N. Main St. 624-5655. townofmendon.org. “My Artistic Vision: The Spirit of Kuumba (Creativity).”. 4 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Sankofa Artistic Director Clyde Morgan Free, RSVP 276-8910. gallerycouncil@ mag.edu. mag.rochester.edu. Research Seminar: The Intersection of Misogyny and Racism: The Adjucation of African-American Victim’s Court Cases.. noon. University of Rochester, River Campus Lattimore Hall. With Catherine Cerulli. RSVP. sbai@rochester. edu. rochester.edu. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 8 ] Ecological Gardening. 12-1 p.m. Maplewood Community Library, 1111 Dewey Ave. 428-8220. margaret.paige@libraryweb. org. cityofrochester.gov/ winteradventures. Herbs in the Garden and Kitchen. 10 a.m.-noon. Hansen Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Rd. Register 359-7044. sites.google.com/site/ hansennaturecenter. [ SUN., FEBRUARY 9 ] Beatles Celebration Lecture: “Instant Combustion: Fairly Sensation, Dramatic Wonderful, Funny Exciting.” 2 p.m. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus With Walter Everett 275-9397. rochester.edu/popmusic.
Home Energy Conservation and Efficiency: Vision or dream, its up to you and your leaders. 2-4 p.m. Pittsford Community Center, 35 Lincoln Ave. Featuring Bill Labine, Certified Planner, Airtight Services Free. 5851234567. phdebes@ frontiernet.net newyork. sierraclub.org/rochester. Sunday Forum: The Science of and Debate Over Global Climate Change. 9:45 a.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street. Viewing and discussion of TED talk by James Hansen, former head of NASA. Free. 325-4000. office@ downtownpresbyterian.org.
Citywide Gallery Night
A.R.T.S Gallery at Aviv Cafe Artistically Revealing The Spirit
Festivals [ SAT., FEBRUARY 8 ] 30th Annual Lakeside Winter Celebration. Feb. 8-9. Port of Rochester, 4699 Lake Ave. Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun noon Polar Plunge 4286755. cityofrochester.gov/ winteradventures.
2000 Highland Ave. Free “Swing Electric Slide” lesson with Esther Brill, 7:45-8:30 p.m $4 7218684. rochesterswingdance.com.
AXOM Gallery Exhibition Space SHAMAN-ISMS: New Ceramic Sculpture Baobab Cultural Center Magnificent Africa Bernunzio Uptown Music Music from the Ground, for the Heart
Rochester Brainery Bury Your Heart at the Brainery. Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) Makers & Mentors Tea and Velvet Cake Open Studio The Shoe Factory Art Co-op Art Lovers and Other Strangers Visual Studies Workshop Gallery Druckworks: 40 Years of Books and Projects
Beth Brown Art & Design Studio Open Studio
Writers & Books A Rose is a Rose is a Rose / Wide Open Mic
Cat Clay All You Need Is Love
Constance Mauro Studio Open Studio Creative Wellness Coalition Paintings and Drawings by Mike Benvenuti Dichotomy Love Letters Gallery r Unexpected Imagery Hungerford Urban Artisans (HUA) Open Studios Image City Photography Gallery A Sense of Peace Nu Movement Nu Movement Cooperative Studio
• Makers & Mentors at RoCo • Open Studio at Anderson Arts Building • Artistically Revealing The Spirit at A.R.T.S Gallery • SHAMAN-ISMS: New Ceramic Sculpture at AXOM Gallery • Druckworks: 40 Years of Books and Projects at Visual Studies Workshop Gallery • Open Studio at Beth Brown Art & Design Studio • Art Lovers and Other Strangers at The Shoe Factory Art Co-op • Love Letters at Dichotomy • All You Need Is Love at Cat Clay
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[ MON., FEBRUARY 10 ] Dan Cody on WWI Artifacts and Impact on Rochester. 7 p.m. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr 475-2404. email@example.com. “The Web We Lost” with Anil Dash. 1 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Student Innovation Hall, room 1600 rit.edu. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 11 ] Lecture by Ecologist, Cancer Survivor, and Author, Dr. Sandra Steingraber. 7 p.m. New York Room, Cooper Hall, The College at Brockport, New Campus Drive, Brockport. On our role as citizens in protecting the environment and public health with an emphasis on fracking Free 395-5676. firstname.lastname@example.org; dhartnet@ brockport.edu. Tuesday Topics. Feb. 11. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, continues on page 27 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 25
Valentine Schmalentine! Feb. 14th
“Shots through the heart” Drink Specials 9pm-2am
Free “Love Sucks” pins
666 South Ave
Clockwise, from top left: Janine Mercandetti, Brynn Kathryn Tyszka, Kait Meleski, and Jake Purcell in “Boeing Boeing,” now at Blackfriars Theatre. PHOTO BY DAN HOWELL
The friendly skies “Boeing Boeing” THROUGH FEBRUARY 8 BLACKFRIARS THEATRE, 795 E. MAIN ST. $28.50-$36.50 | 454-1260, BFTIX.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND
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“Boeing Boeing” is a meretricious, clichéridden contraption without a shred of literary quality — and it is absolutely irresistible, at least in Blackfriars’ slam-bang production. I have seldom heard an audience enjoy itself so much as I did at this opening night, and I happily admit I also enjoyed every door slam, unlikely coincidence, double entendre, and pratfall that director John Haldoupis and the wonderful cast served up. And there is an evening full of them to enjoy. The play itself is an early 60’s artifact by the French playwright Marc Camoletti, whose specialty was (to borrow a term from the program) Boulevard comedy, or more precisely, “middlebrow sex farce.” “Boeing Boeing” was very popular in France, running for 19 years in Paris and becoming the most-produced French play of the 20th century (take that, Jean Anouilh!). It was nearly as popular in London, and its
ethos seems to have infiltrated innumerable “Britcoms” from the 60’s and 70’s. If you’ve seen a “Carry On” movie or an episode of “’Allo ’Allo!” you know the style: silly, wackily plotted, heavy on sight gags and puns and slapstick, and full of characters who talk a lot about sex but never seem to actually have any. (This seems unusual for a French play, but never mind.) If not well done, “Boeing Boeing” is simply moldy; if it is well done, its sheer energy and silliness can leave you helpless with laughter. It is well done — in fact I can’t imagine it much better done — at Blackfriars. I deliberately chose the word “contraption” to describe this play: it is all elaborate set-up and delirious pay-off, almost a blueprint for actors. Bernard (Jake Purcell), an American lothario living in 1960 Paris, is seeing three luscious stewardesses: Gloria, an American who works for TWA (Kait Meleski); Gabriella, an Italian, from Air All’Italia (Janine Mercandetti); and Gretchen, a German, for Lufthansa (Brynn Kathryn Tyszka). They all embody old clichés about their nationalities: Gabriella is lusty, busty, and appassionata; Gretchen is a Valkyrie with some interesting leather items in her bag; and
you can tell Gloria is American because she eats pancakes with ketchup. Bernard keeps his ladies unaware of each other by keeping very close track of the international flight schedules (hence the title, if you were wondering). But of course increased aircraft speed and flight cancellations soon ruin his best-laid plans, and all three ladies eventually find themselves in his apartment. Also along for the ride are Bernard’s school friend Robert (Jason Mincer) and — mais oui — his maid Berthe (Kerry Young). There is not much more to say about the play. Just go, sit back, and watch all these actors throw themselves into these parts as if their lives depended on it. Jake Purcell plays the player, and Jason Mincer the nerdy best friend, with tremendous skill and ease. They are wonderful, graceful physical comedians, and their performances are primers in how to do double-takes, pratfalls, pseudo-panic attacks, and all the other apparatus of slapstick. Even Purcell’s eyebrows are funny. The stewardesses present their amiable ethnic cliches with gusto. Meleski is a chirpy American with dismaying tastes in food (you can tell that a Frenchman wrote this play); Mercandetti makes Anna Magnani look like Liv Ullmann; and Tyszka does the “She-Wolf of the SS” thing hilariously. Their interplay with the two men reminded me of Ginger Rogers’s remark about her partnership with Fred Astaire: they do everything the men do, only backwards and in high heels. And then there is Kerry Young as the maid, unrecognizable in a straight, stringy black wig, glasses, and a permanent pout of perturbed domesticity, speaking with the funniest faux-French accent ever (she gives the word “anticipation” seven or eight syllables, I think). Almost none of her lines are jokes as such, but she can’t even walk on stage without cracking up the audience. As a comic ensemble, the cast of “Boeing Boeing” is as good as it gets. John Haldoupis’s direction, or perhaps I should say choreography, is timed to the nanosecond, and his set design of a bachelor pad with no less than seven muchused doors (and a much-used sofa) is simple but all that is required. He also provides some nifty mod costumes, including minidresses that the ladies wear very nicely, and a silver-gray suit (with red shoes!) for Purcell that James Bond might envy.
Lectures 115 South Ave. 12:12-12:52 p.m. Feb 11: Emerging Needs of NonProfit Organizations in the Current Economy. Free. 428-8325. libraryweb.org.
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Literary Events [ THU., FEBRUARY 6 ] Books Sandwiched In: “Argo” by Antonio Mendez & Matt Baglio. 12:10-1 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Poems for Lunch. noon. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Free. 428-8375. carol.moldt@ libraryweb.org. libraryweb.org. Pure Kona Open Mic Poetry Series. 7-10 p.m. The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. ourcoffeeconnection.org. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 7 ] First Fridays/Wide Open Mic. First Friday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. wab.org. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 8 ] Anne Yurksaitis. 2 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. books_etc@yahoo. com. Self-Published Book Festival. 10:30 a.m. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Free, register. 4288375. carol.moldt@libraryweb. org. libraryweb.org. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 11 ] Book Discussion: “The Dirty Life” by Kristin Kimball. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com.
Recreation [ WED., FEBRUARY 5 ] Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. WedFri 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m Suggested donations of 3$ per person, 10$ per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Ice Skating. Through March 31. Genesee Valley Sports Complex, 131 Elmwood Ave. Through March. Visit site for complete list of open skate schedules. $2-$7.50. 428-7889. cityofrochester.gov/gvpsc/. Ice Skating. Through March 15. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. Ice rink at 353 Court St. Visit site for complete list of open skate schedules. 428-7541. cityofrochester.gov/mlkmp. [ THU., FEBRUARY 6 ] Cross Country Skiing. 4 p.m. Mendon Ponds Park, Douglas Road . Mendon Park along North Meadows on Canfield Rd. Free. 624-1446. huggersskiclub.org. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 8 ] Curling on the Canal. 3-5 p.m. Village of Palmyra, E Main St. Palmyra Free 368-8081. webmaster.palmyra@gmail. com 3-5 p.m. Port of Palmyra Marina on the historic Erie Canal. palmyrany.com. GVHC Event. 9 a.m. Kreag Road Park, Kreag Road Park lot. Strenuous/hilly 6 mile hike. Free 469-0327. gvhchikes.org. Identification Series Walk: The Joy of Winter Weeds. Second Saturday of every month, 10-
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COMEDY | THE DISGRUNTLED CLOWN
With offensive language, politically incorrect jokes, and a range of topics not suitable for children, The Disgruntled Clown is not your average circus act. His comedy touches on topics ranging from employment opportunities to what you really want to say to that guy driving next to you. He has worked with such well-known comedians as Carrot Top and Ron White, and is regarded as one of the best underground comedians in the country.
www.baccosristorante.com R eser vations R ecommended
263 Park Ave. | 585-442-5090 (private parking in the back)
On Friday and Saturday, February 7-8, at 8 p.m., the Disgruntled Clown will be performing at the Joke Factory (911 Brooks Ave.). Tickets cost $10 and can be ordered by calling 328-6000. For more information, visit rocjokefactory.com. — BY TAYLOR WHITE 11:30 a.m Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. $3, $10 per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Saturday Snowshoeing. 1 p.m. Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave. $3-$5. 336-3035. Ski, Snowshoe, or Hike the Museum in Winter. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford Equipment rentals available. $5-$6. 294-8257. gcv.org. Winter Fun Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd. XC Skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, winter birding, winter photography, and more 315-947-6143. snc@ co.cayuga.ny.us. facebook.com/ sterlingnaturecenter. [ SUN., FEBRUARY 9 ] Cabin Fever Reliever Nature Hikes. 2-3:15 p.m Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford. $5-$6 538-6822. gcv.org. Cross Country Skiing. 1:30 p.m. Durand Eastman Park, Zoo Rd. 388-9728. huggersskiclub.org. GVHC Event. 10:30 a.m. Bay Park West, 660 Bay Front South. Moderate/strenuous/ hilly 4 mile hike Free 544-3387. gvhchikes.org. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 11 ] Cross Country Skiing. noon. Webster Park, Holt Rd. at Lake Rd. 368-0487. huggersskiclub. org.
Special Events [ WED., FEBRUARY 5 ] News From the Future: A Futurist Gives a Sneak Peek. 7 p.m. Lifetree Cafe, 1980 Culver Rd. Features a filmed interview with Thomas Frey, senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute. Free. 288-1875. email@example.com. lifetreecafe.com. Twist & Shout: Balloon Twisters Convention. Feb. 5-9. Radisson Riverside Hotel, 120 East
Main St. $325, $160 under age 12, register 261-7094. balloonconvention.com. [ THU., FEBRUARY 6 ] Burlesque For Breasts. 8 p.m. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way Sirens & Stilettos Cabaret will be joined by Maria Betts, Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People, The Pickpockets, Anonymous Willpower, & Special Guests. Raffles and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester $8 advance, $10 at door. 2323230. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. abilenebarandlounge.com. DO OVER! Pups and Pitchers Happy Hour. First Thursday of every month, 5-8 p.m. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. To benefit Rochester Animal Services. 256-1000. 140alex. com. The Glen Haven Trolley. 7:30 p.m. St John’s Lutheran Church, 800 East Ridge Rd. Meeting of the Irondequoit Historical Society will host The Glen Haven Trolley, a slide presentation by Charles Lowe, the author of the book “Trolleys to Glen Haven” $1, free to members. 381-6291. ggw. org/~ihsociety/. Nexus Night: Coffee Cupping. 7 p.m. Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. Free. 3195279. kturiano@joebeanroasters. com. joebeanroasters.com. Sip n’ Shop Wish Soiree. 5-9 p.m. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. Benefits Make-aWish Foundation. Bring your old bras for the Bra Recyclers. 2729474. firstname.lastname@example.org. woodcliffhotelspa.com. St Louis School Open House. 9:3011 a.m. 11 Rand Place, Pittsford 586-5200. slspittsford.org. Tastings and Demo. 6-8 p.m. Stuart’s Spices, 754 S. Clinton. Enjoy tasting our rich, full bodied continues on page 28 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 27
SPECIAL EVENT | BALLOON MANOR
Imagine “climbing” up a five-story beanstalk to find a giant, just like in the fairy tales. This year marks the return of Balloon Manor, and Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Airigami (a business that specializes in “the fine art of folding air”) are making those tales a reality…almost. Airigami brings to Rochester “The VERY Tall Tale of Jack and his Beanstalk,” which includes a ground-floor balloon “garden” and a fourstory beanstalk where visitors can “climb” (via the escalator) to a balloon giant waiting at the top. Balloon Manor will take place at the Sibley Building atrium (228 E. Main St.). You can check it out Wednesday-Sunday, February 5-9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. A variety of family-oriented performances — including storytelling, live animal shows, music, and dance — will take at various times throughout the event. For more information, visit balloonmanor.com. — BY TAYLOR WHITE
Special Events chili seasonings made into 2 pots of chili, one made with beef and one vegetarian. Other dishes and demos available. Receive 10% off your purchase that evening $5, register Vicki@ StuartsSpices.com. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 7 ] The 2nd Annual Flour City Dessert Auction. 6:30 p.m. Cathedral Hall at The Auditorium Center, 875 East Main St, 4th floor. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Rochester Center for Youth and Love146 in the fight to protect children locally and globally from exploitation and human trafficking $7-$10, or $60 for a table for eight. 415-0550. email@example.com. Canvas Teen Literary Journal Winter Issue Release. 7-8:30 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. wab.org. Film: “More than a Month.” 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. $5 suggested donation 563-2145. thebaobab.org. Rochester Amateur Radio Association Meeting: “The Missing Manual” & The “Maker Movement.” 7 p.m. Henrietta Fire Hall, 3129 E. Henrietta Rd rochesterham.org. Valentine’s Day Happenings. 7-9 p.m. New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main St Feb 7, 7-9 p.m. Sweetheart Tasting. Feb 8, 2-4 p.m. Valentine’s Truffle Workshop (also Feb 10, 6-8:30 p.m.), Feb 9, 1-3 p.m. Classic Pairings Valentine’s Edition (also Feb 14, 6-8 p.m.), Feb 15, 3-4 p.m. Wine & Chocolate Pairing 394-7070. nywcc.com. ZooBRRRew. 5-8:30 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St. 21-and-older event, features an assortment of food stations, live 28 CITY FEBRUARY 5-11, 2014
music by Key Dreamers and a cash bar of seasonal beers and wines. Coffee and soda are also available. Includes Zoo admission, live music, food and one free admission pass to a 2014 summer ZooBrew. $25$30, register. senecaparkzoo.org. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 8 ] 10th Annual What Women Want New Trends Show & Sale. 9:30 a.m. Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd Fairport $6 or $5 ea in group of 4 or more. 223-4210. whatwomenwantweekend2014. com. All In For Steel Lillies Casino Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. Benefits the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital. $75, $25 ages 6-14, ages 5 and under free. 5463450. steellillies.org. Casino Night. 6:30 p.m. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St Honeoye Falls. Hors d’Oeuvres and $500 in tokens $40, register 582-1830. thelowermill.com. Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s “Say Cheeeese” Event. Feb. 8-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, 270 County Rd. 128, Romulus $25-$35, register 800684-5217. cayugawinetrail.com. East Side Winter Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Indoors at 2555 Baird Rd., Penfield. eastside.activities@rochester. rr.com. Epilepsy Foundation Chocolate Ball. 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St. “Cirque du Chocolat” benefits programs and services of the Epilepsy Foundation, a division of Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. $200, register 442-6420, x286. epiny.org. Film Screening & Reception: “HAWA.” 6 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. $10
suggested donation 563-2145. thebaobab.org. In Celebration of Black History Month. 2 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. With Monroe Community College Professor Njeru Murage Free 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. Monthly Brainery Bazaar. 10 a.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. Free. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. Red Ball 2014: A Steampunk Affaire. 7 p.m. Diplomat Party House, 1956 Lyell Ave. DJ, huge raffle, appetizers and desserts, cash bar, photo booth. Dress in “Steampunk” apparel for prizes $20$30. 244-8640. RedBall@ GayAlliance.org. gayalliance. org/events/redball.html. Rochester Pass It On Event. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rochester Greenovation, 1199 East Main St. Free 288-7564. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochestergreen.org. Susan B Anthony Legacy Dinner. 6:30 p.m. Staybridge Suites Hotel, 1000 Genesee St Presentation of Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award $45, $25 UR Students. 275-8799. rochester.edu/sba/. Typhoon Relief Valentines Party. 6 p.m. Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Rd. The Philippine Dance Company of Rochester. $29 4893645. email@example.com. burgundybasin.com. [ SUN., FEBRUARY 9 ] 15th annual Canandaigua Classic Antique Show and Sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96 . Farmington Appraisal opportunities noon-3 p.m. by H. Price Prazar ($6/item, books are 2/$6) $6 admission, $1 off coupon at website 394-2179. canandaiguaantiquesclassic.org. 4th Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St Honeoye Falls 583-1830. thelowermill. com. Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market. 1 p.m Brookside Community Center, 220 Idlewood Rd. 2698918. brightonfarmersmarket. org. Gothic Cathedral Tour. 2 p.m. St. Michael’s Church, 869 N. Clinton Ave Free, donations accepted. 325-4041. sfxcrochester.org. Penfield Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.1 p.m. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. Penfield 377-1982 x224. grossmans.com. Screening: “The Welcome.” 3:15 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 2-3 p.m. free music performance by Army vet Jason Moon in the Little Cafe. 3:15 p.m. film screening, followed by panel discussion $5 thelittle.org. Valentine’s Brunch & Film. 10 a.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “The Shop Around the Corner.” $35, register. 2713361 x249. eastmanhouse.org. [ MON., FEBRUARY 10 ] Rochester Movie Makers 72 Hour Mind2Movie Challenge Exhibition and Awards Ceremony. 7 p.m. Cinema Theatre, 957 S. Clinton Ave. $5. 271-1785. chris@ rochestermoviemakers.org. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 11 ] Feline Education Seminar. 6-7 p.m. Medaille College, 1880 South Winton Rd.
$10-$15. 271-2733 x89. rochesterhopeforpets@gmail. com. Rohrbach’s Food & Beer Pairing. Second Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. Rohrbach’s Brewpub, 3859 Buffalo Rd. $30, register. 594-9800. rohrbachs.com/ Rohrbachs-Brewpub.html. Sake & Cheese Tasting. 7-8 p.m. Banzai Sushi & Cocktail Bar, 682 South Ave. $15, register 7308296. littlebleucheese.com.
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Theater “6 Rms Riv Vu.” Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd Penfield Feb 8, 2 p.m Free admission, donations accepted 340-8655. penfieldplayers.org. “Arsenic & Old Lace.” Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium, 2578 Genesee St., Geneseo. Geneseo Community Players. Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m Email for prices 5075582. firstname.lastname@example.org. geneseocommunityplayers.org. “Black Pearl Sings!” Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Feb 9. Wed Feb 5-Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m Tickets start at $30 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “Boeing Boeing.” Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through Feb 8. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260. blackfriars.org. “Clybourne Park.” Through March 9. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Mar 9. Previews Tue Feb 11-13, 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 p.m. (open captioned). Tickets start at $25 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “Hamlet.” School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. Through Feb 16. Fri-Sat 7 p.m., Sun 5 p.m $5-$9. 242-7682 x1551. sotarochester.org. “Into the Woods.” A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St. Through feb 9. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $13-$16. 9357173. mjtstages.com. “Me & Ella.” Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Previews Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m. Opening Sat 8 p.m $23-$29. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. “Murder: A Love Story.” RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St. Thu Feb 6-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Fri Feb 14-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $23. 325-3366. rapatheatre.org. New Play Festival Readings. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. WedSat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Wed “Still We Wait” by Truc Doan. Thu “Professor Pomfret’s Recognition Scene” by Shirley Ricker. Fri “The Weekends” by Katherine Royal. Sat “The Cell” by Maria Brandt. Sun Three Short Plays by Manuel Igrejas $8-$10 per show. email@example.com. muccc.org. “Shrek, The Musical.” Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. Through Feb 17. Feb 8-9, 2 p.m. Feb 14 7 p.m. Feb 1517, 2 p.m $17-$20. 389-2170. ROCChildrensTheatre@gmail. com. rochesterchildrenstheatre. org. “Sister Act.” Through Feb. 16. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Through Feb 16. Tue-Wed Feb 12 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $32.50. 222-5000. rbtl.org. “Take THAT, Cupid! (Part 2).” Black Sheep Theatre, 274
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The Mystery Company presents the show starting Thursday, February 6, at RAPA’s East End Theatre (727 E. Main St.), with shows running through February 16. Performances this week take place Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $23 and are available at any Wegmans, online at rapatheatre.org, by calling the box office at 325-3366, and at the door one hour before the show. — BY TAYLOR WHITE N Goodman St., third floor, Studio D313. Through Feb 15. Fri Feb 7-Sat, 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $16-$20. 861-4816. blacksheeptheatre.org. “That’s What Friends Are For.” Through Feb. 16. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through Feb 16. Thu Feb 6, 7 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18-$26. 4612000. jcccenterstage.com. “Walk the Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s AfricanAmerican Ancestors.” Feb 7, 7 p.m. The Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa St. Free. landmarksociety.org.
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[ SAT., FEBRUARY 8 ] Make a Fancy Valentine for Someone Special. 1-3 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St All ages. Use our stuff and your imagination Free. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com.
[ WED., FEBRUARY 5 ] “The Ages of Man.” Feb. 5-6, 7-9 p.m. Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place, Geneva. Twelve roles are available for all ages from youth to seniors; some roles to be double cast GTGlive.org. [ MON., FEBRUARY 10 ] “The Sisters Rosensweig.” Feb. 10-11, 7-8:30 p.m. Black Sheep Theatre, 274 N Goodman St., third floor, Studio D313 Parts for 4 men and 4 women, in the following age groups: 2 women, late 40s to early 50s, one must be willing to speak a few lines of Hebrew (we will have a vocal coach to help you). 1 woman, late 30s to early 40s. 1 woman late teens to early 20s. 3 men, 40s and 50s, British accents, 1 man, young 20s, British accent blacksheeptheatre.org.
Workshops [ WED., FEBRUARY 5 ] “Journey from Religion to Spirituality” with Rev Lori Satubitz. 6:30 p.m. First Universalist Church, 150 South Ave. Please R.S.V.P. to reserve your place. Free 546-2826. uuroc.org. “All About Citrus” with Jeremy Nucelli & Eric Eiseline of Char Steak & Lounge. 6-8 p.m. Rosario
[ THU., FEBRUARY 6 ] Edible Landscaping. noon. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Free. 4288140. firstname.lastname@example.org. libraryweb.org. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 7 ] “First Fridays: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose.” 6-9 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. Make a literary valentine to send to a friend or loved one. wab.org.
[ TUE., FEBRUARY 11 ] Home Brewing Techniques Class. 7 p.m Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. $25. 3195279. joebeanroasters.com. Improvisation Workshop. 6 p.m Rochester Community TV (RCTV15), 21 Gorham St. First class free, $30-$40 for all four 325-1238. RWashington@ rctvmediacenter.org. rctv15. org. [ WED., FEBRUARY 12 ] Coffee and Chocolate Class. 7 p.m Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. $25. 319-5179. joebeanroasters.com. Log Innoculation Workshop. 6-9 p.m. Smugtown Mushrooms, 127 Railroad St. $15. smugtownmushrooms.com.
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A love story about a brief and passionate romance between an escaped convict and a divorced single mother suffering a prolonged nervous breakdown hardly seems guaranteed box-office boffo, even for the weepie crowd. For reasons of his own, Jason Reitman, who previously directed some offbeat films like “Thank You for Smoking” and “Up in the Air,” chose a rather obscure novel by Joyce Maynard for his latest effort, the odd, improbable “Labor Day.”
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Narrated by 11-year-old Henry (Gattlin Griffin), the film takes place in a small New England town over the long Labor Day weekend of 1987. Henry provides some history, recounting his parents’ divorce and describing his mother Adele’s (Kate Winslet) fragile state — she rarely leaves her home, has trouble concentrating, neglects most of the basic housekeeping, and depends upon Henry for necessary errands. Their confined, unhappy life changes drastically when an injured man, Frank (Josh Brolin), confronts Henry in the supermarket and asks him for a ride; when Henry leads him to Adele, Frank implies a threat to Henry so that Adele will take him to their house. The television news informs Adele and Henry that Frank is an escaped convict who was serving time for murder, a charge Frank denies. Frank promises that he will not harm them, but only needs a place to hide for a few hours. The simple story unfolds from that point in several different directions. Frank ties the two up, so they can tell the police
Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in “Labor Day.” PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES
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that they acted under duress; he then cooks dinner for everyone, decides he must stay a few more days, and settles into the household. He cleans the place, repairs some of the damage from neglect, shows Henry how to play ball, and demonstrates a quality of gentleness that naturally wins over Adele. Quite soon the situation turns into something like the Stockholm Syndrome, only with sex. As Henry realizes the extent of his mother’s relationship with Frank, the action also becomes a kind of coming of age for the young boy. The vague Oedipal suggestions in Henry’s life with his mother dissipate with his increasing appreciation for Frank’s kindness and attention. To tell the necessary back stories — the reasons for Adele’s breakdown and Frank’s incarceration — the movie shifts somewhat confusingly to sequences from their past lives. Adele explains her personal history and a series of initially puzzling flashbacks reveal the circumstances of Frank’s crime. When those two narrative threads connect, the picture generates suspense, finally moving toward some hasty and implausible melodrama. The generally quiet and understated performances help to create an atmosphere of authenticity for a story that challenges credibility. Josh Brolin, whose last role as another incarcerated protagonist in the very strange “Old Boy,” demonstrated at least the ability to sustain singlehandedly an unlikely
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situation, in “Labor Day” maintains a low-key presence throughout, suggesting a quality of gentleness absent in his previous pictures. In a rather different part for her, Kate Winslet generally matches Brolin in restraint; unkempt, decidedly unglamorous, distracted, shaky, she provides a most convincing portrait of a woman at the end of her rope. Young Gattlin Griffin as Henry displays a tiresome deadpan and a most passive acting style. In a movie that proceeds through silences, he remains practically mute throughout. Perhaps the most credible element in this offbeat and drawn-out love story, significantly assisting in the establishment of a sense of real life in a real environment, the small-town setting works most effectively. The houses, including the neighborhood where Adele and Henry live, the streets, the landscape in general demonstrate the usefulness of location shooting. The cast of unknown actors playing the citizens all look and behave very like the people of their time and place. When Henry shops for his mother or cashes her check at the bank, the owner of the grocery store and the teller in the bank inquire about Adele’s health in just the way people in small towns appear to know everybody’s business, and at best, seem to care about the people they know. Some of the best parts of a not terribly successful film simply show the appearance and the atmosphere of a little New England town, no mean quality in a Hollywood film.
One of the happiest developments in recent Academy Award history has been the decision to make available the entire slate of Oscar-nominated short films in an annual theatrical release, courtesy of Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. Whereas previously these films would only have been available to the lucky few who managed to catch them on the festival circuit, getting the shorts into theaters is a convenient way for film buffs to see them all before the Oscars are handed out on March 2.
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Sara Ishaq’s “Karama Has No Walls” focuses on the 2011 protests in Yemen against then president Ali Abdullah Saleh. What started as a peaceful demonstration erupted into violence when soldiers fired on the unarmed protesters, killing 53 and injuring upwards of a thousand more. Ishaq’s use of footage from the event, captured by two local cameramen, makes for a harrowing film experience. | Thrown out of his house after coming out to his mother at the age of 13, Matthew Boger was the victim of a brutal attack at the hands of a group of neo-Nazis. By chance, 25 years later he came into contact with the group’s
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leader once again, and what followed was a poignant example of humanity’s capacity for empathy and forgiveness. Both men’s stories are sympathetically told in “Facing Fear,” but I felt as though Jason Cohen’s film was only scratching the surface of a fascinating story. | Matthew Clarke’s “The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life” tells the life story of 109-year-old (at the time of filming) Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest known survivor of the Holocaust. It is impossible not to be moved by her story as the still-articulate concert pianist recounts the crucial role that music played in her survival.
Documentary Program B
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” observes the last months of Jack Hall, a decorated WWII veteran serving a life sentence for murder. Putting law and politics aside, Edgar Barens’ deeply humane film focuses instead on the efforts by the prison’s hospice workers, many inmates themselves, to ease Hall’s suffering and allow him to die with dignity. | The fascinating “Cavedigger” shines a spotlight on Ra Paulette, a spry 65-year-old who spends his days digging out intricately beautiful caves in the sandstone formations of northern New Mexico. Jeffrey Karoff’s film paints an affectionate portrait of a man willing to sacrifice the comforts of life for the sake of his art.
Live Action Program
Martin Freeman plays a psychiatrist sent to study a prison inmate who claims to be a god, in Mark Gill’s fun, mind-bendy “The Voorman Problem,” based on the novel “number9dream” by David Mitchell. | Anders Walter’s well-crafted but rather mawkish “Helium” follows the friendship between a terminally ill young boy and the hospital janitor who regales him with tales of a magical alternative to heaven, called Helium. | The unsettling “That Wasn’t Me,” from director Esteban Crespo, depicts a brutal encounter between a group
of Doctors Without Borders types and a band of child soldiers in war-torn Africa. | “Do I Have To Take Care of Everything?” is a slight, but amusing, comedy about a family’s frantic attempt to make it to a wedding on time. | But by far, the highlight of the live-action program is Xavier Legrand’s domestic thriller, “Just Before Losing Everything,” a mini-masterpiece of tension about a desperate mother in the process of leaving her abusive husband.
Lauren MacMullan’s “Get a Horse!,” which played in front of Disney’s “Frozen,” is presented as a recently rediscovered Mickey Mouse cartoon up until Mickey breaks the fourth wall in zany fashion. The film loses something without the benefit of 3D, but it remains an entertaining piece of inspired lunacy. | Adapted from Julia Donaldson’s children’s book, Jan Lachauer and Max Lang’s charming “Room on the Broom” uses a recognizable voice cast, including Simon Pegg and Gillian Anderson, to tell the story of a kind-hearted witch who quickly becomes overloaded by animal companions. | Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares’ “Mr. Hublot” is a lavishly animated, steampunk-y story about a fastidious robot whose well-ordered life is disrupted by an adopted mechanical pet. | The only entry that doesn’t utilize CG animation, Daniel Sousa’s “Feral” uses a beautiful, stylish painted technique in visualizing its story of a feral child brought into civilization by the man who finds him living in the woods. | My favorite of the animated films is Shuhei Morita’s “Possessions,” about a traveler who seeks shelter from a storm inside an abandoned shrine, only to find spirits have possessed the household objects inside. Combining 2D and 3D animation, the film feels like a story from Japanese folklore come to life. | The animated shorts program is rounded out by three additional “highly commended” films.
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[ OPENING ] THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (NR): In this Oscar-nominated film, a young couple’s relationship is put to the test when their daughter becomes seriously ill. Cinema THE FOUNTAIN (2006): In Darren Aronofsky’s mind-bending sci-fi romance, Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz play star-crossed lovers in various time periods. Little (Mon, Feb 10, 7 p.m.) GHOST (1990): Patrick Swayze haunts girlfriend Demi Moore, but in a totally romantic way. Dryden (Sat, Feb 8, 8 p.m.) HAROLD AND MAUDE (1971): A young man obsessed with death strikes up a relationship with a free-spirited octogenarian in this black comedy classic. Dryden (Wed, Feb 5, 8 p.m.) IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY? (2013): Visionary director Michel Gondry interviews philosopher Noam Chomsky, and animates his answers to trippy effect. Dryden (Tue, Feb 11, 8 p.m.) THE LEGO MOVIE (PG): The directors of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” and “21 Jump Street” take on the beloved children’s building toy. So it’s guaranteed to be amazing. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE MONUMENTS MEN (PG-13): George Clooney directs this story about the men assigned to preserve important works of art from the Nazis during WWII. With Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Cate Blanchett. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE PAST (PG-13): A separated husband and wife attempt to finalize their divorce, only to find things complicated when revelations from the past resurface in director Asghar Farhadi’s followup to his acclaimed “A Separation.” Little, Pittsford ROAD HOUSE (1989): The cult classic action film pits an ass-kicking Patrick Swayze against the denizens of a sleazy bar. Dryden (Fri, Feb 7, 8p.m.; Sun, Feb 9, 2 p.m.) ROCHESTER MOVIE MAKERS PRESENTS THE 72 HOUR MIND TO MOVIE CHALLENGE (NR): Local filmmakers were tasked with creating a 5-minute film in only 72 hours. Their results are screened tonight. Cinema (Mon, Feb 10, 7 p.m.) SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993): Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fall in love thanks to the power of AM talk radio. Tinseltown (Sun, Feb 9, 2 p.m.; Wed, Feb 12, 2 & 7 p.m.) THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (1940): Two gift shop employees can’t stand one another, but are unknowingly falling in love through the mail in Ernst Lubitsch’s classic romance starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. Dryden (Sun, Feb 9, 10 a.m.) THESE BIRDS WALK (NR): This touching documentary examines the life of Pakistani humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi by following those whose lives he’s touched. Little (Tue, Feb 11, 7 p.m.) TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992): David Lynch directs this prequel of his popular television series, which takes place in the week prior to the events seen in the series. Dryden (Thu, Feb 6, 8 p.m.)
VAMPIRE ACADEMY (PG-13): “Mean Girls” director Mark Waters helms this story about the school that plays home to the legion of the undead. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Tinseltown THE WELCOME (NR): This documentary follows the events of a five-day retreat for war veterans and their families. Little (Sun, Feb 9, 3:15 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 12 YEARS A SLAVE (R): Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in this film based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery. Culver, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown AMERICAN HUSTLE (R): David O. Russell directs this black comedy inspired by the ABSCAM scandal of the 1970s, which involved the entrapment of several high-profile U.S. politicians. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (R): A family reunites following a tragedy, and tensions rise as they’re forced to live with one another under the same roof. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Little, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R): Matthew McConaughey stars in this true story about a homophobic cowboy who decides to organize an illegal underground network to get HIV meds to patients, after he tests positive for the disease. With Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown GIMME SHELTER (PG-13): Vanessa Hudgens stars as a pregnant teen trying to survive on the streets after fleeing her abusive mother. With Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, and James Earl Jones. Henrietta HER (R): Spike Jonze directs this story about a lonely writer who strikes up a romantic relationship with his new operating system. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson. Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Webster THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (R): Ralph Fiennes directs this story about the relationship between author Charles Dickens and his mistress, an 18-year-old actress named Nelly Ternan. Pittsford LABOR DAY (PG-13): See review on page 30. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown LONE SURVIVOR (R): The true story of the ill-fated mission by a team of Navy SEALS to capture a high-ranking Taliban leader. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster
PHILOMENA (PG-13): Judi Dench stars in this drama about a journalist (Steve Coogan) who helps an elderly woman search for her son, who she was forced to put up for adoption decades earlier. Little, Pittsford RIDE ALONG (PG-13): Kevin Hart agrees to spend 24 hours riding along with his police detective, soon-to-be brother-in-law in order to prove himself worthy of marrying the man’s sister. With Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, and Laurence Fishburne. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (PG): Ben Stiller directs and stars in this adaptation of James Thurber’s story, about a man who dreams of a life of adventure and finally gets to actually live it. With Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, and Adam Scott. Cinema THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (R): Zac Efron, Miles Teller (“The Spectacular Now”) and Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”) play three best friends who make a pact to stay single, but find honoring that pact more difficult than expected. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (R): Martin Scorsese directs and Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the outrageous true story of Jordan Belfort, a corrupt stockbroker brought down by the FBI. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown
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Commercial/ Office Space PARK AVENUE Putting together a center. Park Ave at Berkeley. An array of stores/kiosks, etc., under one roof. Perfect for home goods, full jewelry (repair) store, furniture store, shoe store, specialty shops, coffee shop, art studios, sales and service business (such as computer), etc. No Restaurants. Starting at 100 sq. ft. spots, and can accommodate up to a 5,000 sq. ft space. Space available for
both full time businesses or just Saturdays/weekends section. For that section, we would do 10x10 spaces (multiples if wanted). There has been an existing store occupying some space for almost 3 years, with a good following. The addition will include re-arranging the layout and having 2 entrances. Please call or email Mike if interested (585)615-8066.
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CALLING ALL MUSICIANS OF ALL GENRES the Rochester Music Coalition wants you! Please register on our website. For further info: www. rochestermusiccoalition.org email@example.com 585-235-8412 KEYBOARD PLAYER needed to play with one of Rochester’s finest Big Bands. Great charts able to rehearse a few Weds. during the months of (AprilNovember) effective 04/15/2014 585-442-7480 MEET OTHER MUSICIANS. Jam & Play out, call & say hello, any level & any age ok. I play keyboards - organ B3 Style Call 585-266-6337 Martino THE GREGORY KUNDE CHORALE is looking for male voices. Call for an audition now to join our fourteenth season! Info Line 377 7568 or visit our website www. gregorykundechorale.org
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Here’s a unique opportunity for prospective homeowners wanting to invest in city living. 34 King Street is an early 20th century home in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood, recently rehabbed by the City of Rochester and now being offered to eligible first-time homebuyers. The City will accept sealed bids through February 21 at 3:00 p.m. Bids must be a minimum of $99,900 and potential buyers must be first-time homebuyers with an income at or below 120% of the area median income. The City will select an eligible buyer with the highest bid. The Susan B. Anthony neighborhood is the city’s only surviving example of an early 19th century tract development that retains its original public square and alley configuration, commercial strip and industrial area, along with the residential core. It’s also a compact neighborhood with active and engaged residents who value the character of their neighborhood and are committed to its continued revitalization. This level of civic engagement is the reason that Susan B. Anthony has become a preservation success story—sensitive modern infill complements historic commercial, industrial and residential rehabs. Designation as a City Preservation District protects the neighborhood’s unique character and ensures the long term viability of property owners’ investment. As for the house itself, it doesn’t get more move-in ready than this. Although it retains its original form, interior finishes, spaces, and mechanicals have been completely updated. It comes in at a spacious 2,014 square feet, with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
The front entrance opens to a tiled entryway, a convenient spot to remove snowy boots. The first floor is a bright and airy space with lots of windows and a semi-open floor plan that flows from the living room at the front to an informal dining area and kitchen at the back. The kitchen is brand new with loads of counter space and cabinets. As an added bonus—there’s a pantry, half bath, and rear hallway off the kitchen. A flexible space next to the staircase could serve as a small office, reading nook, or play area for children. The open stairway lends the house a modern, open feel. Upstairs are three spacious and light-filled bedrooms. The master bedroom even boasts a walk-in closet and its own full bath. Both the master and the second full bath in the hallway are completely updated with ceramic tile floors and new fixtures. The property comes with a tidy backyard and a precious little shed. A concrete pad accessed from a rear alley provides convenient off-street parking. For details on the bid submission and selection process, contact the City’s Division of Real Estate at 585-428-6951. An informational flyer is also available for download on The Landmark Society’s website at www.landmarksociety.org. The City will hold an open house on Sunday, February 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m. by Caitlin Meives Caitlin is the Preservation Planner at The Landmark Society.
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FOSTER PARENTS WANTED! Monroe County is looking for adults age 21 and over to consider opening their homes to foster children. Call 334-9096 or visit www.MonroeFosterCare.org. LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF ROCHESTER needs adult tutors to help adults who are waiting to improve their reading, writing, English speaking, or math skills. Call 473-3030, or check our website at www. literacyrochester.org MCC DENTAL STUDENT Seeking patients who haven’t had a cleaning in 3+ years and would like a complimentary cleaning. MEALS ON WHEELS Needs Volunteers for :Meal delivery. Clerical work and answering phones, scheduling volunteers to deliver routes. For more
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Legal Ads [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Other Side of the Fence Property Management LLC. Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/25/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 51 Belltower La. Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] NEXTSTEPU RETAIL CENTERS LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on September 27, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Upstate Mechanical Systems, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/14/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 258 Somershire Drive, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] 329 CULVER ROAD LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/25/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Michael Veltri, 29 Coral Burst Crescent, Webster, NY 14580. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization with respect to 86-90 Parkhurst Road, LLC, a New York Limited Liability Company, were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on January 23, 2014. The County in New York State where its office is located is Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of 86-90 Parkhurst Road, LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against 86-90 Parkhurst Road, LLC served upon him or her is 66 Sawmill Drive, Penfield, New York 14526. There are no exceptions adopted by the Company, or set forth in its Operating Agreement, to the limited liability of members pursuant to Section 609(a) of the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. 86-90 Parkhurst
Road, LLC is formed for the purpose of managing, leasing, and operating apartment projects, office buildings, retail and wholesale commercial spaces and other real estate. [ NOTICE ] AXIS GEOSPATIAL, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office location: Monroe Co. LLC formed in Maryland (MD) on 10/22/01. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC 101 Bay ST Ste 4 Easton, MD 21601. MD address of LLC: 101 Bay ST Easton, MD 21601. Arts. Of Org. filed with MD Secy. of State, 301 W Preston St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] BARK PLACE BAKERY, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/18/2013. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1935 Clinton Ave. North, Rochester, NY 14621, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Capital Gaming, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/7/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 400 Andrews St., Ste. 500, Rochester, NY 14604. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Faith Street Film Partners II, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on December 20, 2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 147 Regatta Dr., Webster, NY 14580. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Index No. 2013-2891 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Timothy M. Skeval; John Schmidt; Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated January 14, 2014 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on February 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold
and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 52 Foxshire Lane, Rochester, NY 14606, Tax Account No. 104.14-2-35 described in Deed recorded in Liber 8137 of Deeds, page 369; lot size 54.01 x 193.67. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $129,627.64 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: January 2014 Lori Robb Monaghan, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE ] JLOR DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/21/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jeffrey & Lora Partyka, 1420 Countyline Rd., Kendall, NY 14476. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] LIN COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/9/14. 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, P.O. Box 16572, Rochester, NY 14616. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] LYJZH LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 01/16/2014. Office location: Monroe county. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LYJZH LLC at 1487 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd Rochester NY 14623. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] MASON WEALTH MANAGEMENT LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/9/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to 1880 Winton Road South, Ste. 8, Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Name: JOSE JOE’S LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the
Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/23/14. 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 2888 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/4/2013. Office in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1798 Trellis Circle Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful purpose
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Notice of Formation of Discover Your Match, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/27/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 277 Alexander Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of JackAdam LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/06/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 291 Buell Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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Notice of Formation of Bevel LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10-17-2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 20 Office Park Way, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of Doherty Real Estate LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/21/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1100 University Ave #201, Rochester, NY 14607 . Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of formation of JARM PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1704 Penfield Rd., Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act.
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Notice of Formation of Black Label Athletics LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) September 18th, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202. Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of EYF GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of JN Management Company, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Suite 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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Notice of Formation of THE MARLEY GROUP OF UPSTATE NEW YORK, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 09/27/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 869 Penfield NY, 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of CPI Webster LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/27/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 235 Moore St., Suite 300, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: all lawful purposes.
Notice of Formation of Glick Glove & Safety, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/8/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 411, Victor NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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Notice of formation of 167 Barton St, LLC. Art of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1-4-14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1151 S Plymouth Ave, Apt 2, Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of Davio Pharma Consulting, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) October 9, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of GREAT TAVERN PITTSFORD PARTNERS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 2851 Clover St., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/17/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O JOSE JOE’S LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of GREENBOX SALES, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 2041 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Emily’s Happy Critters Pet Care LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY 12/3/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 263 Somershire Dr. Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rochester Consulting Services LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) OCT 07, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1903 Manitou Road Spencerport NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ]
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of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/13 Office location: Monroe County. Principal office of LLC: 1133 Webster Rd. Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC at the principal office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BELLA HOMES OF NY, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/16/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 71 Watersong Trail, Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ]
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Kane’s Cosmetic Teeth Whitening, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 12/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 104 Glenmont Drive, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Kiehle and Kearney Properties, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/03/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to, The LLC, 5093 East Lake Rd., Livonia, NY 14487 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LEGACY CONSTRUCTION & EIFS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/16/14. Office location: Monroe County.
SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is Mevs Properties LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on January 9, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 3220 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MAZAL PROPERTIES AT ROCHESTER, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 72-14 136th Street, Flushing, New York 11367. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LLC Tungsten Corporate Advisors, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) December 18, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 114 Upper Mountain Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of LONG MEMORY CONSULTING LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/2013. Office in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 160 Buckland Ave Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MDA PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/28/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail
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SERVICES, INC. ONE COMMERCE PLAZA 99 WASHINGTON AVE., STE 805-A ALBANY, NY 122102822 . Purpose: any lawful activities.
SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC 5093 East Lake Rd, Livonia, NY 14487. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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Notice of Formation of Pillar of Strength Fabrication LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/05/2011. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process toThe LLC, 146 Halstead St. STE-101, Rochester N.Y. 14610. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of Prime East Haven, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of OR TUR, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Papa’s Auto Center, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/04/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Planet Construction LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on April 2nd 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 382 Glenwood Av. Rochester NY
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Prime Storage Five, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sparc Occupational and Physical Therapy Services, PLLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) January 16,2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 595 Blossom Road Suite 308, Rochester, New York 14610 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Steve’s Cycle and Ski Works LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) April 19, 2013, Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1715 Millington Terrace, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Tali Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 33 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Timvan MEDIA, LLC. Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 78 Genesee View Trl, Rochester, NY 14623 Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Triumph Real Estate
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Services, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 64 Olvia Drive, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ULA’S AUTOMOTIVE LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) December 4, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2244 Clifford Ave. Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of International Distribution Network, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/6/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/14/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13995 Diplomat Drive, Ste. 300, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of WinnDevelopment Company Limited Partnership. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/12. Office location: Monroe County. LP formed in Massachusetts (MA) on 5/29/12. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the MA address of LLC: c/o WinnCompanies, 6 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA 02109. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with MA Secy. of State, One Ashburton Place, Ste. 1710, Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Priory of Ten LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/31/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Alder Bush, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: Any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Regional Enterprises, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/ 21/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s
principal business location at 400 Andrews St., Ste. 500, Rochester, NY 14604. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Rochester Residential Properties, LLC filed Art. Of Org. with Sec’y of State on 9/20/13. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 144 Village Landing #192, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] THE PITTSFORD TAP & GRILLE, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/9/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to PO Box 23503, Rochester, NY 14692. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] TIMFIRE ENTERPRISES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/22/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Eric Firenze, 512 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14612. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] UPSTATE BUSINESS INTERIORS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/9/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 1230 Thistleberry LN Webster, NY 14580. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Community Playhouse LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 11/22/13. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 17 Mulberry Street, Rochester NY 14620. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] ENTHEOS ENERGY LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on January 8, 2014. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is
managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] GLORI BEAD, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 27, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: FC FINISHES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/28/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O FC FINISHES LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: II VIII II RIO CALABRESE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/28/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O II VIII II RIO CALABRESE LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] NEXT STEP LEARNING SOLUTIONS LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on October 3, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] NEXT STEP MEDIA SOLUTIONS LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 1, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester,
NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ Notice of Formation of Speakeasy properties, LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Jan. 27, 2014. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 500 Mill Road, Rochester, NY 14626. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation of 120 LINDEN OAKS PARTNERS LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Nov. 19, 2013. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Dr., Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation of GMR MOBIL LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Dec. 19, 2013. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Dr., Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the limited liability company is 57th Street Productions LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on December 23, 2013. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County, New York State. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. A copy of the process served shall be mailed to 140 Meadow Drive, Rochester NY 14618. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] 190 Culver LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on January 14, 2014 with an effective date of formation of January 14, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 1599 Highland Avenue, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any
Legal Ads process shall be mailed to 1499 Highland Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] 500 Whitney Road, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on December 12, 2013 with an effective date of formation of December 12, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 2124 Baird Road, Penfield, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 2124 Baird Road, Penfield, New York 14526. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] 83 Rutgers, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 22, 2013 with an effective date of formation of November 22, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 1599 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 1599 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] CDE&T Partners, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on January 2, 2014 with an effective date of formation of January 2, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 3300 Monroe Avenue, Suite 301, 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 3300 Monroe Avenue, Suite 301, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] SS Landscaping, LLC has filed articles of organization
with the New York Secretary of State on January 16, 2014 with an effective date of formation of January 16, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 1085 Rothwood Drive, Webster, 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 1085 Rothwood Drive, Webster, New York 14580. 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 Scottsville-EastRiver LLC ] Articles of Organization with Secretary of State of NY on 1/28/2014. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC at 1048 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VILLAGE LEARNING STUDIO, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Village Learning Studio, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 1/7/2014. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 21 Boughton Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534, The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ Notice of Ignite Cheer Tumbling Center, LLC ] Ignite Cheer Tumbling Center, LLC was filed with SSNY on 10/16/2013. Office: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. P.O. address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon SSNY: 54 Shoreway Drive, Rochester, New York 14612. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE, COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. DAVID A. YOUNG, CATHERINE E. YOUNG, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on December 17, 2008, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the front steps of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester
NY on March 03, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., premises known as 354 Conrad Drive, Rochester, NY . All that certain plot, piece of land, with buildings and improvement thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, Section 60.58, Block 1 and Lot 5. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #6815/08 Alexander Korotkin, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff. [ REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE ] SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF MONROE FAMILY FIRST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, 2620 Browncroft Blvd., Rochester, New York 14625, Plaintiff against MICHAEL P. MCCOOEY, POLLY A. MCCOOEY, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated on January 2, 2014. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Monroe County Clerks Office, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, N.Y. on the 13th day of February, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. All that tract or parcel of land, situate in the Town of Perinton, County of Monroe and State of New York. Premises known as 19 Caywood Lane, Fairport, N.Y. 14450. (Section: 166.09, Block: 2, Lot: 42). Approximate amount of lien $ 233,263.52 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 3441-13. Sharon K. Sayers, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street – Suite 1700 Rochester, N.Y. 14614-1990 (585) 7608218 [ SUMMONS ] Index No. 2013-9868 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff vs. ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEE OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE LATE ALBERT V. CARVER, IF LIVING, AND IF ANY BE DEAD, ANY AND ALL PERSONS WHO ARE SPOUSES, WIDOWS, GRANTEES, MORTGAGEES, LIENORS, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF SUCH OF THEM AS MAY BE DEAD, AND THEIR SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, And JOHN DOE, Defendants, This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. To the above named Defendants: You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the plaintiff’s attorneys within thirty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: 1/8/2014 The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of Hon. J. Richard Dollinger , Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed the 2nd day of January, 2014, Rochester, New York. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: Tax I.D. No. 121.75-1-42 ALL that tract or parcel of land, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, being Lot #16 on the South side of Wilmington (formerly Asbury) Street, said Lot #16 being 35 feet front and 121.13 feet in depth, as laid down on a map of the Webster and Salmon Resubdivision of part of Town Lot #52, in the Town of Brighton (now the City of Rochester), made by William C. Gray, Surveyor and filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 9 of Maps at page 21. These premises are also known as 93 Wilmington Street, Rochester NY, 14620 Richard S. Mullen, Esq.Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 700 Crossroads Building 2 State Street Rochester, New York 14614
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