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The poverty problem

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You can put lipstick on a pig and it’s still a pig. Sitting judges held an illegal fund raiser for Republican judicial candidates and signed their wives’ names on it, magically making it “legal” and “ethical,” and sent out invitations to local attorneys. And the guilty clients — maybe just the white-collar criminals, you know, to make it “ethical” — of the attorneys who submitted to the extortion won’t get preferential treatment in the courtroom, right? And WE should be ashamed of ourselves. For too long we have violated the judges’ rights to use thinly veiled and in-yourface unethical tactics in furtherance of their political ambitions. Next up: super PAC’s for the judiciary! EDWARD DEVINE

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If a school is a bad school, it is because too large a percentage of the student body is made up of children from dysfunctional families. Sending a fraction of that student body to another school isn’t going to solve the problem. Urban-Suburban is too simple a solution to a deeprooted problem for it even to be given a moment’s serious consideration. The problem needs to be addressed in the community from which the bad school draws its pupils. It’s a community problem, not a school problem. MATTHEW CAULFIELD

It is up to those who are in poverty to solve the problem themselves by first getting an education and then getting a job, whatever that is, and work hard and smart and most of all, show up. “We” have “helped” too much, as sad and mean spirited as it sounds. Is it possible that Rochester’s poverty cannot be tackled? The multiple factors which maintain poverty can be found in every American metro area. Furthermore, poverty is almost always concentrated. Have you heard of the metro area where poverty is spread evenly? It doesn’t exist. AVS

There is poverty in the suburbs, too, it’s just hidden under the surface. Job losses, overspending, insufficient income; there are any number of causes. The Brighton Food Depot serves over 800 families every week — almost 1 in 10 families in the town. Then you have East Avenue and Sandringham Drive, with million-dollar homes in the same town. Joe Morelle has income from his job with the state, Lovely Warren is the highestpaid mayor of the poorest city in the state, and Maggie Brooks is hardly suffering in her leafy lakeshore home. What do these people know about poverty? SEAN

What do you know about the people who live in those “million-dollar homes” or what the family history of Morelle or Mayor Warren is? For all you know, they could have a history of poverty within their own families and pulled themselves out of it. I grew up myself in a dirt poor family and I’m far from living in poverty now. But I bet I know a thing or two about how to get out of poverty due to pulling myself up by my bootstraps. JASONW12

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The roots of our poverty Part of an occasional series on poverty in Rochester.

Following my column last week on the new Anti-Poverty Task Force, a reader pushed back. “You say, ‘We know what caused our poverty crisis,’” he wrote. Please share. “I’m one of the few that needs to be enlightened to what you imply as common knowledge.” Lots of studies – including two by the Rochester Community Foundation and ACT Rochester – have laid all this out, but let’s review the causes again: First, there’s the change in the kinds of jobs people can get. Once upon a time, even people with limited skills and education could get a job in industry that paid good wages. That’s not the case now. And jobs in areas like the service sector often pay poorly. This has contributed to poverty everywhere, not just in inner-city neighborhoods. But when many of the residents of an individual neighborhood are poor, that neighborhood is likely to be burdened by crime, unemployment, health problems, weak social networks. Concentrating those problems in a single neighborhood compounds them. And it breeds more poverty. Young people growing up in impoverished, segregated neighborhoods are less likely to have jobs available to them as teenagers. They have fewer positive adult role models, less peer pressure to study, to show up and do well in school. And in a city like Rochester, where poverty is so extensive that the majority of students in nearly every school are poor, teaching is an entirely different challenge than in schools where most children have educated, relatively affluent parents. It’s easy to say that poor people can pick themselves up and get a good job. And it’s easy to blame parents and teachers for children’s poor performance. But the neighborhood itself – the concentration of its problems – has an effect on its residents. “Poverty anywhere and in any amount is a problem,” notes a December study by City Observatory, “but concentrated poverty is often intractable and self-reinforcing.” That is exactly what has happened in Rochester, and the City Observatory study provides the statistics. In 1970, 2,693 residents of the city and close-in suburbs lived in census tracts with a high poverty level. In 2010, that number had grown to 37,670. In 1970, two Rochester census tracts had a high poverty level. In 2010, there were 39. The trend rarely reverses itself by itself. Nationally, the City Observatory study

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found, not only did the number of highpoverty census tracts triple between 1970 and 2010, but two-thirds of those that were high-poverty areas in 1970 remained highpoverty areas in 2010. A big contributor, of course, has been sprawl, with middle and upper-income families moving out of the city, taking their taxes, their school-age children, spending power, community involvement, and support for neighborhood businesses, schools, and churches with them. As I wrote last week, Rochester is embarking on yet another big anti-poverty initiative, with great hope and enthusiasm. But we’ve been down this road before. And things have gotten worse. The reason: we haven’t addressed the causes – the concentration of poverty, the low wages. We keep pretending that we can fix the problem without addressing the causes. We can’t. And if this new initiative, this new Rochester Anti-Poverty Task Force, continues on page 7 rochestercitynewspaper.com

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[ NEWS FROM THE WEEK PAST ]

Smith out at City Hall

Del Smith, head of the city’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development and a very public face of Mayor Lovely Warren’s administration, is stepping down to take a job in academia. Smith is also the force behind the city’s highly touted Office of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives. Current NBD Deputy Commissioner Kathleen Washington will lead the department on an interim basis.

Single-stream recycling test

The City of Rochester will launch a pilot single-stream recycling program this month. It will start with 4,000 residents and eventually expand to the whole city. Residents in the test program will receive a 96-gallon toter.

Urban-Suburban vote delayed

The East Irondequoit school district has put off a vote on joining the Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program. Some residents say that the public didn’t have sufficient opportunity to comment on the plan. The school board will hold a public information meeting on the proposal at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, at Eastridge High School.

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Harris running for Lej

Democrat LaShay Harris, who’s active with the 19th Ward Community Association, is running for the Monroe County Legislature’s 27th District seat. The seat is currently held by Democrat Willie Joe Lightfoot Jr., who has endorsed Harris.

ACTIVISM | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

Gas storage hearing

Wage wars

The State Department of Environmental Conservation held a two-day hearing on Crestwood Holdings’ controversial proposal to use dormant salt caverns along Seneca Lake to store 88 million gallons of liquefied petroleum gas. Project opponents stressed issues of community character, safety, and business. The company and its supporters focused on the project’s benefits.

Donating food to a food cupboard is obviously a good thing, says longtime community organizer Alison Clarke, but it doesn’t do anything to address the root causes of poverty and hunger. “People want to do things for people who are poor,” Clarke says, “but they don’t really understand the depth of the issues, where the change needs to happen. Transforming people is different than trying to feed people when they’re hungry. You have to do both, and there’s a place for everybody.”

Electricity agreement reached Rochester Gas and Electric and the owners of the Ginna nuclear power plant submitted a proposed electricity contract to the State Public Service Commission. Under the agreement, RG&E would purchase electricity from Ginna on an as-needed basis as a way to allow the plant to keep running.

Alison Clarke, organizer of the March 5 “Wedge Wage,” says that people seem to be ready to discuss and understand systemic poverty. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

Clarke is in charge of social action for Calvary St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Parish in the South Wedge. On March 5, the church will sponsor “Wedge Wage,” which will include a forum and discussion on the fight for a living wage. Speakers will include low-wage workers; Elizabeth Nicholas, an attorney with the Wage Justice Project of Empire Justice Center; and the Rev. William Wilkinson of Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. The event is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the German House, 315 Gregory Street. No RSVP is required, and the program is not limited to residents of the South Wedge. The event has several cosponsors, including Metro Justice,

South Wedge Mission, Rochester Catholic Worker, and 1199 SEIU United Health Workers East. Clarke says these groups can build on each other’s efforts — such as Metro Justice’s “Fight for $15” campaign for fast-food workers — to make a dent in systemic poverty in Rochester. “This is the best organizing I’ve seen in a long time,” she says. “Building strong communities is an answer to a lot of problems.” “People are learning more about systemic change,” Clarke says. “They’re understanding systemic change more.”

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Like many area villages, Pittsford has stepped back from the traditional Republicans vs. Democrats political dynamic. Longtime Mayor Bob Corby, who won re-election in 2013 on the Pittsford Village United and Democratic lines, says that village residents aren’t voting on party lines.

POLITICS | BY JEREMY MOULE

Pittsford’s political shift Republicans have historically been the dominant political force in the Village of Pittsford. They had the enrollment advantage and held most, if not all, of the elected offices. But when Pittsford voters go to the polls on March 18 to elect two village trustees, they won’t find any Republicans on the ballot. The Republican incumbent trustees aren’t seeking re-election, and the only two candidates on the ballot, Alysa Plummer and Peggy Caraberis Brizee, are running on the independent Pittsford Village United line. (Plummer is also running as a Democrat.) It’s not clear why the GOP is sitting this election out; Pittsford Republican Leader Peter Glennon did not respond to a call for comment. Pittsford Republicans don’t have the numbers they used to, but they aren’t marginalized, either. Of the 960 active voters in the village, 358 are registered Democrats and 334 are registered Republicans. Another 194 voters aren’t registered with any party. Like many area villages, Pittsford has stepped back from the traditional Republicans vs. Democrats political dynamic. Longtime Mayor Bob Corby, who won re-election in 2013 on the

Pittsford Village United and Democratic lines, says that village residents aren’t voting on party lines. “It’s really about the village,” says Corby, who backed Plummer and Caraberis early on. Corby and two other candidates — registered Democrats — created the Pittsford Village United line during the contentious 2013 elections after Corby lost the Republican endorsement. The central issue in that race was Mark IV’s highly controversial plan to build 167 high-end apartment units at 75 Monroe Avenue. Many residents say that Westport Crossing is a poor fit with the village — a position echoed by Pittsford Village United. Plummer and Brizee, who are both active in the Pittsford community, say that the project isn’t the main reason they’re running. But it’s crucial, they say, that Pittsford officials oppose the plan if it clashes with the village’s character. The project and its related lawsuits have taken up a lot of the community’s attention and energy. “It has been a distraction, no doubt,” Brizee says. Plummer and Brizee say that it’s time for the village to move on and that they’re

The proposed Westport Crossing project was at the center of Pittsford’s contentious 2013 elections. But it’s getting less attention this year. FILE PHOTO

eager to begin updating the village’s zoning codes and comprehensive plan. Westport Crossing is a factor in Trustee Lorie Boehlert’s decision not to run for re-election. In an e-mail, she said that the village should negotiate with the developer instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend itself from lawsuits. “The village [board] is going in a direction that I do not want to be part of any longer,” she said. Trustee Tim Galli, who’s been on the board for 10 years but is also not seeking re-election, says that it’s simply time to move on.

POLITICS | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

Warren’s optimism Rochester’s best days are ahead of it, said Mayor Lovely Warren in her first-ever State of the City address last week. Warren’s speech focused on three concepts: more jobs, safer streets, and better schools. It did not include any major new initiatives, but highlighted some of the projects happening around the city, including College Town on Mount Hope, the Port of Rochester project, CityGate, the intermodal transportation center, and the revitalization of the Bulls Head neighborhood. Warren also mentioned Rochester’s application to become a global center for photonics — the city’s application for federal funding has reached the final round — and the city’s new Office of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives. Part of the latter is to create co-ops in struggling Rochester’s neighborhoods to build wealth and create jobs. Warren also talked about providing training for the middle-skills jobs that many people say often go unfilled because of a lack of qualified candidates. In the area of public safety, Warren mentioned a drop in violent crime, the pending police reorganization, her Clergy on Patrol program, and increasing diversity in public safety jobs. In terms of education, Warren said that she had increased funding for the city’s recreation department and libraries, and that the rec centers would spend more time focusing on education including literacy, science, and math.

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PROFILE | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

The gospel according to Serena Young When Serena Young competed last year in the seventh season of Black Entertainment Television’s popular gospel show “Sunday Best,” the judges used words like “conviction” and “grace” to describe her performances. Young says it was heady praise coming from the gospel greats, including Yolanda Adams and Donnie McClurkin. “Out of maybe 20,000 contestants, I made it to the top five,” she says. Young’s voice, a raspy explosion of emotion, can shift from roaring riffs to sailing falsettos in seconds and still have power to spare. She says she doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing. “My father said I began singing when I was around 3,” she says. “He would put a radio near me and I would start humming along.” Young started singing professionally in 1990 as a member of Uneek, an all-female gospel group. Uneek landed a deal with Tyscot Records, a company known for its impressive roster of Christian music artists, and recorded two albums. Though Uneek had modest success, Young says that it wasn’t until she went solo that her career began taking off. “I did my first independent project in 2006, ‘I Surrender All,’” she says. “The second one, ‘It’s Over,’ was recorded in 2014, but that one I will be releasing in the fall.” The latter documents some of the problems that Young’s had to overcome recently in her personal life, including a separation from her husband of many years. Young, who has toured extensively throughout the US, just returned from a European tour with the Harlem Gospel Choir — one of the most prominent gospel choirs in the country. “I believe it was over 30 cities,” she says. “It was an amazing experience.” Young likes to say that she was “born and

raised in the church.” Her father, who began singing R&B and later sang gospel music, was her first and most important fan, she says. “He was always my motivator,” Young says. “He was always pushing me to do more and be more, and believing I could do it. But really I come from a family of singers, so it was just second nature.” Though Young is interested in all types of music, she says that gospel speaks to her most. And she’s intently followed the careers of certain gospel singers as she pursued her own path. “I am a music lover, but I studied the Clark Sisters, the Pace Sisters, Vanessa Bell [Armstrong], Whitney Houston, and Chaka Khan,” she says. “Those are some of the women 6 CITY

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I listened to and patterned myself after. But as I got older, it was Kim Burrell for me. I love Kim Burrell. Anybody who knows me knows that Kim Burrell is my favorite singer of all time.” Though Young has dabbled in secular music and she certainly has the vocal pipes for it, she always comes back to gospel. “It really heals the soul,” she says. “It brings peace and calmness — not that other types of music don’t bring that same thing.” But gospel music is different, she says. “I truly believe that gospel music brings hope,” she says. “It lets people know that there is a brighter day, and no matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone. Change is coming.” Almost every great singer will tell you that you have to connect with the song you’re singing. But gospel singers must go a step more, Young says. “It’s what you believe in, walk in, and live in,” she says. “It’s your faith that you’re sharing. So if you don’t believe it, nobody else is going to believe it. It has to hit home for you and it has to be heartfelt for you in order for it to flow to other people.” Great gospel singers aren’t just selling music, says Paul Boutte, program director and radio personality for WDKX’s Sunday Morning Gospel program “You have to not only be able to sing, but you have to be able to minister, too,” he says. Boutte been the musical director for numerous choirs throughout the Rochester area and teaches gospel music at SUNY Brockport. “You’ve got to start from the beginning,” he says. “Gospel music originated in the fields with the slaves; they would sing about life and hoping to be free.” Boutte says that the conversation with God that began in the fields remains at the heart of the gospel experience today. Boutte has known Young for many years and says that she’s authentic because her voice convinces you of her faith. “She’s probably the best female gospel singer I’ve ever known,” Boutte says. “When Serena sings, oh my God, she can make the hair on your arms stand up.” But Young admits that she does have

moments of doubt about her music career. While she hasn’t in several years had to get a second job to support herself and her two youngest children — she’s the mother of four — she says that she worries about her future. “You do it [sing] because you love it,” she says. “I will always sing. It’s part of who I am.” But being a professional requires learning how to survive the difficult and sometimes erratic

Singer Serena Young was a finalist last year on BET’s “Sunday Best” gospel performances. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

nature of the business. And she says that she’s worried about whether she’ll ever make enough to retire when the time comes. “I have a lot of people who give me business advice, the what-to-do’s and whatnot-to-do’s in the industry,” she says. But Christian/gospel music, though certainly a viable segment of the market, is relatively small in sales compared to other genres. A 2012 report by the Nielsen Company and industry trade magazine Billboard showed that sales of country, R&B, rock, and alternative music clearly dominate the market. And being an independent artist, Young says, is tough. “The music industry has changed so much because of the Internet,” she says. “It’s hard being an independent artist because it can be a real grind. You’re on your own and you have to do everything yourself.” Young says that the hardest part of the music business is the unpredictability, which has caused her to think seriously about going back to school to get a nursing degree. It’s the other career path that has always been in the back of her mind, she says. “I’m a caregiver,” Young says. “It’s really not that different from gospel.”


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Many of us are mourning the loss of David Carr, a star in contemporary journalism who died Thursday night from complications of lung cancer. David was media columnist for the New York Times, but he was much, much more. Times Publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. called him “one of the most gifted journalists who has ever worked at The New York Times.” He was an astonishingly strong reporter and writer – “an irreplaceable talent,” Sulzberger said. In person as well as in his writing, he was bright, perceptive, and as Sulzberger wrote, “full of life and energy, funny, loyal, and lovable.” And he was tough, beating both a horrifying cocaine addiction and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But in photographs over the past year or so, he was painfully thin and gaunt. Cancer wasn’t finished with him. And after participating in a panel discussion Thursday, the Times report said, he returned to the Times newsroom and collapsed near his desk. Before hitting journalism’s Big Time, David had been a star in the world of alternative journalism, serving as editor of Washington City Paper, and he maintained his ties to our alt-media association, coming back to our conferences as a speaker. He was hard working, dedicated, intensely ethical, fiercely devoted to the profession of journalism and in love with it. In those gatherings of alt-news media people from around the country, he chastised us, cajoled us, and inspired us, reminding us of what we’re supposed to be about. At one point last Friday, David’s death was the second-most e-mailed story on the Times website, and the site has been flooded with tributes to him, not only from journalists but also from average readers. Alt weeklies and other media have run their own tributes. I’d like to think he’d be pleased – not so much by the praise being heaped on him but that the tributes showed how much readers respected the kind of journalism he cared so much about. “David was our champion,” Times film critic AO Scott said in his own tribute, “the best we had and also the one who would go out into the world every week to make the case for what we do.” There’s a big hole in a lot of hearts right now.

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URBAN ACTION This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)

Panel on stopping mass incarceration The League of Women Voters will hold a public forum concerning mass incarceration and youth of color at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 23. The forum is the result of a LWV discussion that took place last year concerning Michelle Alexander’s book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blind-

ness.” Panelists Elaine Spaull, director of the Center for Youth; Shani Curry Mitchell, assistant district attorney for Monroe County; and the Rev. Lawrence Hargrave will talk about job training, career readiness, and alternatives to suspension to address the problem. The event will be held at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue.

Talk on urban transformation

The Rochester Regional Community Design Center will present “Re-greening

the Living City,” a talk by architect and urban designer Lee Quill at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25. Lee will discuss how his firm’s “Strategic Investment Area Plan” for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, helped transform a forgotten former industrial area and low-income public housing into a vibrant, mixeduse neighborhood. Quill will give his presentation at Gleason Works, 1000 University Avenue. Tickets: $15; free to students with valid identification; and $10 for seniors ages 65 and over. Information: 271-0520.

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Bad Apples Bistro puts an upscale spin on casual dining, like with its (left) beans & greens with braised lentils and swiss chard in a garlic-parmesan broth, and (right) apple crisp with caramel-rosemary ice cream. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

How ‘bout them apples? Bad Apples Bistro 42 NICHOLS STREET, SUITE 4, SPENCERPORT MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: 11 A.M. TO 10 P.M.; FRIDAY: 11 A.M. TO 11 P.M.; SATURDAY: 4 P.M. TO 11 P.M. 352-2231; BADAPPLESBISTRO.COM [ REVIEW ] BY CHRIS LINDSTROM

I’d say Bad Apples Bistro is worth the drive to Spencerport, even on these frigid winter days. And that’s saying something considering most people barely want to leave their driveways right now. The apple-themed, green-colored environment welcomed my dining party from the cold into a 50-seat dining area that felt cozy and pleasant. Executive chef and owner Chris Kisiel’s winter menu echoed that cozy comfort with dishes that hailed from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The dishes were approachable to the casual diner while still carrying a touch of refinement. One of the things we noticed — and later confirmed with the chef — was that there was a conscious effort to season the appetizers lighter and the entrées heavier in order to make a natural progression in intensity as the meal went on. A quick aside: I make the best efforts to keep the average diner’s tastes in mind when I write about seasoning and salt. But for those who prefer their dishes less salty or with mild seasoning, something to keep in mind is that I tend to lean toward heavier, more intense flavors. A good example of this was the beans and greens ($10), which I thought was the most

successful appetizer we had. The use of lentils and Swiss chard was a nice change from the traditional escarole and cannellini beans version most people are familiar with. The textures were spot on and there was plenty of garlic to flavor the broth. I preferred a sprinkling of finishing salt that was available, but the other diners at my table were happy as it was served. The prosciutto and fresh mozzarella Arancini ($9) didn’t really stand out to me; the filling was overwhelmed by the bright and quite acidic marinara. I thought the Risotto filling could have used more punch and richness to contrast the sauce and add more intrigue. But the French onion soup ($7) hit all the right notes, with a cheesy crust and a rich veal stock that surrounded the nicely caramelized onions. Both the beet and apple salad ($9) and the crab cakes ($11) underwhelmed for the price. The salad didn’t really come together as a dish and didn’t resemble the description on the menu very well. Too much mayo on the apple slaw and not enough acid in the bacon vinaigrette. I know crab is an expensive ingredient but the cakes were a touch on the small side. It didn’t taste like there was excessive filler but there weren’t any distinct lumps of crab to bite into either. One of the dishes that we really enjoyed

was the Hungarian Porkolt ($19) which is an egg noodle-based dish covered in a porky tomato sauce. The wide cut noodles were made in house and were nicely chewy, complementing the slow cooked sauce. I loved the brightness of the sauce, highlighted by onions, red pepper, and a little spice. The

overall profile was a touch on the sweet side and a pinch of finishing salt really brought the flavors in balance. The addition of sour cream helped round things out as well. Lobster bisque mac & cheese ($21) was more divisive at the table: the men ended up enjoying it but the women less so. It had the flavor of a richer lobster bisque and was right on the edge of being over salted. Small bits of tender tail meat studded the sauce, and the sauce reinforced the lobster taste. I think the intensity was a bit much for some — my wife was looking for a sort of traditional, thicker Mac and cheese sauce than the more soupy one served here. The only disappointing entrée we had was the chicken curry breast ($19) which was surprisingly light in the noted Thai basil and coconut curry components. The bone in breast was cooked well with crispy skin and remained juicy, but the side of rice and julienned peppers barely had a hint of any of the Southeast Asian flavors. I had higher hopes for this one after the more assertively seasoned entrées we had tried before. I was immensely satisfied with the apple crisp dessert which was topped with a phenomenal caramel and rosemary ice cream. Balance was the name of the game here with a lightly sweet oatmeal crumble and apple base. The apples still had tooth and the rosemary caramel ice cream was floral, piney, and a fantastic complement to the apples. We sprinkled finishing salt on it and it got even better. You can read more from Chris Lindstrom on his food blog, Foodabouttown.com. Share any dining tips with him on Twitter and Instagram @stromie.

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Sirens & Stilettos Cabaret takes on Rochester with the shimmy ‘n’ shake he tundra-like temperature had pantsed the thermometer, and it was snowing sideways when I walked up to the Firehouse Saloon on the corner of Meigs and Clinton. The place was packed to the walls with an excitement that mixed with the steam heat wafting out to the street. The scene had a rock ‘n’ roll feel to it, but the sardined crowd wasn’t there to dig a band or yuk it up with a comedian. They were there to watch women ceremoniously take their clothes off in a grand show. They were there to witness the salacious spectacle that is Rochester’s own burlesque cabaret, Sirens & Stilettos. For the next two hours, the audience was delighted as the troupe’s performers bumped, ground, shimmied, shook, flashed flesh, and bared their wares. But this PERFORMS NEXT ON MARCH 13 AND APRIL 17, THEN EVERY SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH was way more FIREHOUSE SALOON, 814 SOUTH CLINTON AVENUE | 9 P.M. | CALL FOR TICKETS than stripping or THEFIREHOUSESALOON.COM | FACEBOOK.COM/SIRENSSTILETTOSCABARET sexploitation; this was a modern-day reverential, referential slant on an age old art form and its myriad origins. Sirens & Stilettos slipped onto the Rochester scene about four years ago as a burlesque cabaret. And though often confused with stripping or topless dancing, the striptease in burlesque is much more. It goes way beyond tits for tips. Its emphasis is on the camp and on the tease. It’s more of a vaudeville event, a floor show with breasts — a ritual, if you will. Still, moral panties get in a bunch, which frankly adds to the thrill. The philistine concern is that of exploitation and objectification.

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Not so, says S&S founder and performer Ruby Sparkles. “It’s empowerment,” Sparkles says. “We’re not Victoria’s Secret models; we have all shapes and sizes. We have short girls, tall girls, really skinny girls… and then we’ve got my booty.” A booty that Sparkles shakes like an earthquake. Sparkles approaches her own performances with classic vamp and camp. Living burlesque legend Tempest Storm (now in her 80’s and still performing) is her hero. “She is 100 percent my favorite,” Sparkles says with a squeal. “The red hair, the big boobs — I’ve met her twice.” Taking a page from Storm’s book of shimmy and shake, Sparkles is more of a traditional burlesque performer. She doesn’t rely on a gimmick, but rather slithers and peels out of an elegant get up slowly and methodically to drive the audience wild with anticipation, aided only by minimal props and what her mama gave her. “I love it all: the gowns, the feathers, the rhinestones,” she says. And Sparkles is heavily tattooed, giving her performances a modern, albeit rebellious, stance. “There were tattooed performers back in the day,” she says. “It was just part of the whole vaudeville thing.” Sparkles had been stripping for a while when

she was approached by a friend in Buffalo to try burlesque. “My best friend, Ava La Faye, had been burlesque dancing since she was 18,” Sparkles says. “She had been trying to get me to do it for a few years, until I finally said ‘F*** it, let’s


do it.’ I started dancing with her troupe, The Dykes of Hazard; it was a variety show. We performed at Ani DiFranco’s church. I was the hot, straight burlesque girl.” But Sparkles felt there was a growing need for the spectacle in Rochester. “People want to do more than just see bands,” she says. The opportunity arose when she was asked to go-go dance for one of the shows for the poppunk band Keaton after the Suicide Girls bailed. “So our first gig was go-going at Dub Land Underground in booty shorts and gloves and feather fans. And I made hats.” The next step was getting more women to flesh out the ranks. The one requirement: confidence. “You have to get up on stage and take your clothes off in front of people,” Sparkles says. “You can’t be a shy burlesque dancer. You’re in your skivvies and pasties on stage. You have to have presence.” Those with presence who have made the cut and now dance as Sirens & Stilettos (besides Sparkles) are Sassie Cin, Evie Delilah, Fanny Forte, Lolita Lush, Alyce Dee, Liyli Havoc, Sweet Syanide, Pout Olivier, and emcee Penny Scandal. This line-up righteously celebrates the female form in all its varieties from the sweet and petite to the gloriously glamazon. “We have no restrictions as far as body type,” Scandal says. “You don’t have to be overly skilled at this. If we can tell you’re really interested in this and it makes you happy, that’s important. We look for enthusiasm. That’s the big tip off to how dedicated they’re going to be.” Scandal is a dedicated potty mouth (more vulgar than Captain Hook with jock itch) and is a show in and of herself. She hypes the

(top) Ruby Sparkles is the founder of Sirens & Stilettos Cabaret and performed in the group's Mardi Gras show (opposite). (above left) S&S performed its Mardi Gras themed show at Firehouse Saloon. (above right) The current members of Sirens & Stilettos Cabaret.

performers, belts out a show tune or two, and whips the crowd into a further frenzy. “This is the first time I’ve ever been on stage since primary and middle school plays,” she says. “I hadn’t really spent a lot of time pondering what burlesque was or anything related to it until it fell into my lap. For me, this is more about how I’ve come out of my personal shell in the past year that I’ve been involved.” “Over the years, burlesque has become something empowering for women to do,” she adds. “Just a show to celebrate femininity or

masculinity — there is boylesque, after all — so it’s just kind of celebration of yourself.” There are numerous theories and stories of

when and where striptease began. Salome got a plug in the Bible with her Dance of the Seven Veils. French colonists in the 19th century observed women in the Ghawazi Tribe in North Africa performing a dance where the performer disrobes searching for an imaginary bee. But it was belly dancer Little Egypt’s torrid bump ‘n’ grind at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 that really got things

rolling. Giving a tawdry twist to belly-dancing moves, Little Egypt inspired the striptease forerunner, the cooch dance — also referred to as the hoochie cooch or hoochie coochie. And whether it was viewed as exploitation or empowerment, the striptease had forever set the perception for women’s role — for better or worse — on stage and screen. But Scandal sees burlesque, then and now, as women reclaiming their sexuality and dishing it out on their terms. “I can understand where they’re coming from when they talk about the exploitation continues on page 26 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11


Upcoming [ AMERICANA ]

Music

The Boxcar Lilies. Saturday, March 14. Rochester Christian

Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield. 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. goldenlink.org; boxcarlilies.com. [ ROCK ]

The Wombats. Saturday, May 2. Montage Music Hall, 50

Chestnut Road. 7 p.m. $18-$20. themontagemusichall.com; thewombats.co.uk. [ METAL ]

Lamb of God. Wednesday, July 29. Darien Lake, 9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center. 6 p.m. $40-$70. ticketmaster.com; lamb-of-god.com.

The Sadies

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 WATER STREET MUSIC HALL, 204 NORTH WATER STREET 8 P.M. | $12-$16 | WATERSTREETMUSIC.COM THESADIES.NET [ ROOTS ROCK ] The Sadies rock so hard with a trademark

western swing-surf-blues-garage-roots-rock giddy-up that I don’t know what to do first whenever I see them play: jump up and down, scream, or applaud. This band is a modern incarnation of The Band, drawing influence from every genre out there that gets prefixed with “cool.” Both Travis and Dallas Good (front men and brothers in the group) have something to offer and dazzle. Travis has his high-speed guitar picking and maniacal fiddle abuse. Dallas is the tall cool one with the rich voice and the B-bender guitar. The Barry Brothers also play — BY FRANK DE BLASE

Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 BOP SHOP RECORDS, 1460 MONROE AVENUE 8 P.M. | $5-$10 | BOPSHOP.COM [ JAZZ ] EIO, or Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes,

may seem to be a strange name for a trio, but it nicely captures the group’s mission. David D. McIntire (clarinet, ocarina, electronics), Ryan Oldham (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Brian Padavic (double bass) have vowed never to play a tune the same way twice. Their compositions tend toward the avant-garde with the above-named instruments stretched further and further into uncharted territories. — BY RON NETSKY

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Miles Wide “Lone on the Mountain” Self-released  mileswide.bandcamp.com

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Male Chorus FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 CITY HALL ATRIUM, 30 CHURCH STREET 12:30 P.M. | FREE | 428-9857; CITYOFROCHESTER.GOV [ GOSPEL ] The City of Rochester is hosting Gospel

Fridays, an afternoon concert series, throughout Black History Month at City Hall. This Friday, the featured performers are Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Male Chorus. The performers for Friday, February 27, are Immaculate Conception and St. Bridget’s Church Choir. Both local choirs represent an important tradition of African-American heritage. For more information on the City of Rochester’s celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Black History Month visit cityofrochester.gov. The final Gospel Fridays event will be Friday, February 27. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR

Eastman Jazz Café with Andy Watson FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 SRPOULL ATRIUM, MILLER CENTER, 25 GIBBS STREET 7 P.M. AND 10 P.M. | $10 | 274-1100 ESM.ROCHESTER.EDU [ JAZZ ] Drummer Andy Watson can power a big band

like the New York Nine Nonet or drive the smaller ensembles of greats like Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, and Tom Harrell. He’s also lent his talents in the studio, enlivening the recordings of Jim Hall, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Larry Goldings, and many more. He’ll be playing with future jazz stars when he joins Eastman School of Music students for a night at the Eastman Jazz Café. — BY RON NETSKY

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Rob & Gary Acoustic.

Miles Wide, the stage name for Rochester-native Kyle Donovan, threw his hat into the local singer-songwriter ring after moving back to town from Colorado. “Lone on the Mountain,” Miles Wide’s second album, contains live, acoustic renditions of original songs from his debut, “Moon Howls.” This seven-track album highlights Donovan’s wonderful voice, which regularly steals the spotlight away from the stripped-down tunes. “Lone on the Mountain” is as much a platform for Donovan’s vocal skills as it is a showcase for his mellow, atmospheric numbers. “Trouble” kicks things off and sets the tone with its mix of hope and melancholy set to an ethereal groove. Donovan, a self-taught guitarist, does a fine job with an intentionally tense chord structure and the Spanish-style licks contained in the song. Donovan sounds down right comfortable performing his signature tune, “Moon Howls,” the album’s best track. His vocal inflections bring to mind a certain pop vibe that makes it sound so sweet to the ear. In a nutshell, “Lone on the Mountain” is a positive statement from a young man who stands on the soft rock side of the highway. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR

Marshall Gilkes with the WDR Big Band “Köln” Alternate Side Records marshallgilkes.com

In the minds of many jazz fans the German city of Köln will always be associated with “The Köln Concert” by Keith Jarrett. Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band have just released “Köln,” an album so powerful it’s bound to claim some of the Köln magic for itself. Gilkes is well known for his trombone work with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, and the WDR Big Band is one of the world’s greatest jazz orchestras, so it not surprising that they have produced a superb disc. Gilkes, who recently spent four years in the VDR Band, expands well beyond trombone on this outing. He only plays on three of the tracks but his writing and arranging are every bit as stunning as his solos. Gilkes wrote all but one of the album’s tunes and arranged all of them. I’m not sure why trombonists tend to be great arrangers (Bob Brookmeyer, Slide Hampton, etc.) but Gilkes clearly joins that tradition with tunes like “Vesper” and “End in Sight.” His voicings are always original, his sound crisp and fresh. When he does solo, like on his gorgeous composition, “Edenderry,” Gilkes can take the trombone from bluesy roughness to French Horn-like smoothness effortlessly. — BY RON NETSKY

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunny Paul. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 7:30-9:30 p.m. [ BLUES ]

Upward Groove. Temple

Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. [ JAZZ ]

Alan Murphy Trio.

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Anonymous Willpower. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Anthony Giannovola. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:309:30 p.m. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]

Justice, Peace, Beats and Rhymes. Memorial Art

Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900. mag.rochester. edu. 7-10 p.m. $2-$5. [ POP/ROCK ]

Continental Drifft, Wilxy & Crump, The Dirty Pennies, and Thoroughbred. Bug

Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 4542966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6-$8. John Carter. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6:30 p.m. Mark Fantasia. TGI Fridays, 432 Greece Ridge Center Dr. reverbnation. com. 7 p.m. continues on page 15

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Music Lo-fi guy Overhand Sam YOU CAN FIND MORE ON SAM SNYDER AT OHSMUSIC.SQUARESPACE.COM. [ INTERVIEW ] BY TYLER PEARCE

Sam Snyder is just as thoughtful and curious as his music. He’s widely known in Rochester for his overhand style of guitarplaying as well as for his multi-instrumental capacities and involvement in various bands — including Thunder Body and Maybird. Snyder has recorded two EPs as Overhand Sam (OHS), his solo project, which were released on CD, and also has a cassette tape of material he left off the previous releases. He used the cassette medium to achieve more of the intimate lo-fi aesthetic he wanted. In his style, his voice searches in low intimate tones over sentimental lyrics and vivid guitar lines. It’s raw, confessional and honest. When I met Snyder at Boulder Coffee on Alexander, he seemed energized despite Sam Snyder, who performs solo as Overhand Sam, learned to play the guitar in an overhand style after breaking his arm. PHOTO BY BRITTANY REA having worked all day and it being after 9 p.m. His energy was especially notable given that two nights before — when we first met at Boulder for an interview — When you get in a music rut, how do you was cool how it sounded. So I just started You released a cassette tape of your music Snyder had doubled over in pain only 10 get out of it? recently. Tell me about that. playing guitar this way. minutes into our conversation. Holding his I worked with [local musician] Kurt Johnson I kind of have a method. Because I don’t side, Snyder mumbled something about his on that project. He’s on side A [of the try to write anything, I try to not allow for Who are your major music influences? spleen and wondered if he should go to the cassette] — his music as The Wallboards ruts. Sometimes I run into issues with lyrics They’ve changed a lot over the years, but hospital. Even while his girlfriend was on [Johnson’s solo project]. I actually played and all I do is — instead of writing lyrics, the way to pick him up, Snyder still offered Jimi Hendrix live at the BBC is a top. You clarinet on that which I don’t really know I’ll journal about how I’m feeling. If I don’t can hear how much fun they’re having. It to continue the interview. That wasn’t how to play. That was fun. I’m on side B, speaks to me about what music should really think I can journal, then I’ll draw or do going to happen, so we postponed. But an which are all songs that are only available on something else that’s creative. I never felt a be for everybody. hour later, Snyder assured me that he was tape. It comes with a digital download, but time I wasn’t able to pick up on something More recently, Grizzly Bear — I just fine, and we rescheduled. there are bonus tracks that are only on the by doing something else. love them. I remember loving Moby when This time, we sit at a different table to tape. Kurt and I also hand-painted each of Musically, I’ll pick up a different avoid the curse from the other night. Snyder I was younger. Remember him? It was this the tapes. instrument. I play on a really cheap nylon different atmospheric stuff, and I was so sips a Yerba Mate tea as he talks about string guitar. At my old apartment, my counter-culture at the time. I like the MC5. learning to play guitar in an overhand style, Why record on tape? roommate had a guitar that only had four But then I’ve gone through intense jazz recording to tape, and stretching genres in In this time where you can stream strings and I wrote probably more songs on periods — really so much influences me. different bands. An edited transcript of that everything immediately, you lose that that than any other guitar. conversation follows. moment of clarity and some sort of City: You’re known by the name Overhand Sam. Why did you start playing guitar overhand? Sam Snyder: I broke my arm when I was

13 and was in a cast for like 12 or 13 weeks. The cast went up to my shoulder, so i couldn’t move my arm at all. I was home a lot and bored ‘cause I couldn’t do as many things. My brother had a guitar he didn’t really play so I put his guitar on my lap and used my cast as a slide, and thought it 14 CITY FEBRUARY 18-24, 2015

As a multi-instrumentalist, what’s your writing process like?

It’s really different every time. Some songs I make a point of writing the lyrics first and then putting them to chords. Sometimes I write a chord progression or a melody first — depends on what I’m listening to. I was listening to Kurt Vile and I think the way he writes is that he writes his lyrics first and then plays to them. So when I was listening to him a lot I wanted to write more like that.

Aside from your solo work, you’re also in Thunder Body and Maybird. What’s it like being in three quite different musical projects at the same?

It’s very fulfilling. I love it. I look at Thunder Body as a soul band where we use reggae as the medium to play more soul-sounding music. Because I love so many different types of music, I get an opportunity to exploit that and work with so many different artists.

commitment. I really wanted to make the tape sort of reflect this artistry that I think doesn’t necessarily get talked about. I remember making mix tapes as a kid and thinking that was so fun. I feel like I’m sort of keeping that part of my own childhood relevant. So what’s next?

This summer, a full-length record is coming. I’m working with a filmmaker-artist in New York City on a video. It will be fun.


Bar & Lounge

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Monkey Scream Project.

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Village Rock Cafe, 213 Main St. East Rochester. 5861640. 9 p.m.

Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why. The Club at

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Waterstreet, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic. com. 8 p.m. $12-$15.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Dave McGrath. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 6 p.m. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. John Akers & Erik Welsh. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Mandolin Orchestra. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. bernunzio.com. 6:30 p.m. Walt O’Brien. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle. org. 7:30-9:30 p.m. [ BLUES ]

The Blues Project with Gordon Munding and friends. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille. com. Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]

Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts. ,. 274-1400. esm.rochester. edu/community/lunchtime/. 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Faculty Artist Series: Matthew Curlee. Third

Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. 274-1100. h-universe. org/. 8 p.m. A multimedia performance piece.

The Rite Stuff: Organ, Voice, and Dance. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 274-1000. esm.rochester. edu. 7:30 p.m. Included in half-price gallery admission. [ JAZZ ]

Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays ft. The Charles Mitchell Group. Espada Brazilian Steak, 274 N. Goodman St. Village Gate. 473-0050. espadasteak.com. 6 p.m. Free. The Dave Rivello Ensemble. Village Rock Cafe, 213 Main St. East Rochester. 5861640. 9 p.m.

Jazz Weekends! with The David Detweiler Trio. Next

Door Bar & Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 249-4575. wegmansnextdoor.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday: 8 p.m/. Free. John Palocy Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. bistro135.net. bistro135.net. 6-9 p.m.

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A scaled down vaudeville spectacle that includes music, dancing girls, and freaks; but enough about the regulars at Abilene Bar & Lounge, this Coney Island Rock ‘n’ Roll Side Show sounds like a whole lotta fun and WTF. The show stars dancing tattooed Scarlett Storm, the cringe-worthy spectacle that is The Cut Throat Freak Show, music from Potwhole (pictured) and The Jesse Ray Carter Trio, and your master of ceremonies Daddy Stitches. Bring a date or one will be provided. Coney Island Rock ‘n’ Roll Roadshow performs on Wednesday, February 25, at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 8:30 p.m. $15. abilenebarandlounge. com; facebook.com/TheConeyIslandRocknRollRoadshow. — BY FRANK DE BLASE The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley

Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill. com. Free. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:308:30 p.m. A Taste of Jazz. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. thelowermill. com. 6:30-9:30 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]

Eggs Benedict, The Straw House Uncertainty, and The East Side Brass Band. Bug

Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 4542966. bugjar.com. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Blind Owl Band. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 9 p.m. $10-$12. The Jane Mutiny. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 8:30-10:30 p.m. 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. The Younger Gang. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty

Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $5. [ BLUES ]

Dave Riccioni & Friends.

The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 6-9 p.m.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Jocelyn Mesiti Band and the Wallboards. Lovin’ Cup, 300

Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. $5. Just Jazz Trio. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7:3010:30 p.m. Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177. com. 4:30 p.m. Free.

The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley

Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill. com. Free. Ryan Carey. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:30 p.m. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ] Cam Meekins. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. facebook. com/thecaliforniabrewhaus. $15-$20.

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& Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $5. Slutsky & Stets. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee.info. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Woody Dodge. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 10 p.m. $5. [ BLUES ]

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Eastman Philharmonia with Peter Serkin, Piano. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 274-1100. esm. rochester.edu. 8-10 p.m. $20-$85. [ COUNTRY]

Joey Allen and Tombstone .45. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m.

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Abhor, Laestrygonia Within Creation, Through Lifeless Eyes, and Laestrygonia.

Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dave McGrath. Shooters, 1226 Fairport Rd. Fairport. 385-9777. 6-8 p.m 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. Brockport. 637-2383. 58main.com. 9 p.m.-midnight.

The Ginger Faye Brothers, King Buffalo, Catl, Secret Pizza, and Buffalo Sex Change.. Bug Jar, 219

Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6. Significant Other. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. These Guys. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30-11:30 p.m. $3. Todd Bradley. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] The Lonely Ones. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Matt & Shannon Heaton. Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave. Penfield. goldenlink.org. 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. 16 CITY FEBRUARY 18-24, 2015

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Late Night Jazz Jam Session. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Nancy Perry. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7:3010:30 p.m.

The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley

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[ POP/ROCK ] Amy Montrois. TP’s Irish Pub, 916 Panorama Trail. 385-4160. TPsIrishPub.com. 9:30 p.m. Barn Dogs. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Dave McGrath. The Overtime Grill, 4670 Dewey Ave. 8652490. 8:30-11:30 p.m. DILF a.k.a. “The Dads”. Empire Bar & Grill, 1011 State Route 31. Macedon. 986-3663. DILFband.com. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Extended Family and Chris English Project. Lovin’ Cup,

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Faux Leather Jacket, Dark Nemesis, Better Things, and Cantelope. Bug Jar,

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Celtic Music Sundays.

Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Kari Todesco. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee.info. 6-7 p.m. Nate Taylor and Meg Clary. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St. 315-253-6669. auburnpublictheater.org. 4 p.m. $2.

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Wilmot Recital Hall, 4245 East Avenue. 389-2700. naz. edu/music. 3-4:30 p.m. Katie Cufari. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 5:308:30 p.m. Organ Recital. St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Avenue. 442-3544. stthomasrochester.org. 3-4 p.m.

Pegasus Early Music: On the Road. Downtown United

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Pegasus Early Music’s first full concert of 2015 — the organization presented a Pegasus Rising concert last week — will take audiences on a string band tour of the 17th century. “On the Road” will feature music and styles from Germany, Austria, Italy, France and England. Of special interest is Biber’s Sonata for two viola d’amores (violas of love) — a stringed instrument used chiefly in the baroque period. Musicians Paul Miller and Dan Elyar will be featured on the instruments. Also on this road trip will be violinists Julie Andrijeski (pictured) and Boel Gidholm; cellist David Morris; Tracy Mortimor on the violone; and Deborah Fox and Daniel Swenberg playing theorbos and guitars. “On the Road” will be performed on Sunday, February 22, at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street. 4 p.m. with a pre-concert talk at 3:15 p.m. $10-$25. 703-3990; pegasusearlymusic.org. — BY GARY A. BALDWIN

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Theater

Art Exhibits

The series begins on Tuesday, February 17,

Tremell Hale puts his arm around Deborah Solomon in a scene from “Project Baldwin.” The production, featuring the North Star Players, will be a part of the first Bronze Collective Theatre Fest. PHOTO BY ANNETTE DRAGON

Same eggs, different spice The Bronze Collective Theatre Fest TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, THROUGH SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 MUCCC, 142 ATLANTIC AVENUE $49.95 FOR A WEEKLY THEATRE PASS AVAILABLE AT MOOD MAKERS BOOKS IN VILLAGE GATE, 274 NORTH GOODMAN STREET, 271-7010; SINGLE TICKETS $15-$20. MUCCC.ORG [ PREVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND

The Bronze Collective Theatre Festival is hoping to infuse different kinds of AfricanAmerican arts — like theater, dance, and music — into Rochester’s theatrical scene this week. The festival brings together many accomplished local writers, actors, and other performers for “A Week’s Infusion of AfricanAmerican Theatrical Arts.” The festival takes place at MuCCC from Tuesday, February 17, through Saturday, February 21. To produce the festival, Curtis Rivers — who has owned Mood Makers Books for more than 20 years and who has produced the annual Sankofa Evenings of Theatre and Jazz at MuCCC for seven years — joined forces with local theater artist Reuben Tapp. Tapp has acted in numerous plays since coming to Rochester 18 CITY FEBRUARY 18-24, 2015

in 2005, most recently in Blackfriars’ “I’m Not Rappaport” last fall; he also acted in Rivers’ play “Talk” during last summer’s Sankofa event. But the Bronze Collective also brings together a host of African-American artists in numerous disciplines, many of whom are wellregarded in their community but hardly known outside of it. Rivers and Tapp say they hope this event — which is purposefully offered during Black History Month — will start to change that perception. “Within the Rochester community there are approximately 10 African-American theater groups,” Rivers says. “Many of us didn’t even know of each other, let alone when we were performing. As a collective, we can network together, pool our resources, and cross-pollinate our talent.” This festival is the collective’s inaugural endeavor. “We want to make people aware of the fantastic array of African-American talent in Rochester, and the heritage of continuous, active arts organizations in our community, performing in all different kinds of places,” Rivers says. “We really have not gotten the notice we deserve.” “With a collective, all have a voice,” Tapp adds. “And each voice has a better chance of being heard. Each group is autonomous; in planning the festival we told them, ‘Do what you want to do.’ But we all come together for a common cause: to get people in the seats.”

with a staged reading of “My People Perish” by the festival playwright-in-residence Jahaka Mindstorm. The reading is directed by Reuben Tapp. Dance and theater intersect for Wednesday’s “Art Collaboration Night” with two pieces written and directed by Reenah Golden. Thursday offers what Rivers calls “a blast from the past,” a nod to literary history with scenes from the plays of the great AfricanAmerican writer James Baldwin, as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players. Djed Snead’s play “The Love that Hate Produced” is a commentary on “The Hate that Hate Produced,” Mike Wallace’s famous 1959 TV exposé of the Nation of Islam. The writer combines his script — a dialogue for two actors — with footage from the original documentary to create the production. On Saturday, an afternoon salon features three short films by David Taylor, a scriptwriter for the Spike Lee movie “Drop Squad,” followed by discussions. The evening is a family night, in which young people can come dressed as figures in AfricanAmerican history, then take part in a pageant called “Kings and Queens.” “One of the great things about Rochester is that it has such a strong, healthy theatrical community in general,” Tapp says, calling this week’s event “a big cross-section of art forms.” He thinks this is true of theater in general: “It encompasses the rest of the arts: visual arts, dance, music, multimedia. “The arts are a uniter. The way generations communicate their values to each other is through art. And we are stronger together when our bonds are united in the arts.” Rivers adds, “Black culture is traditionally conveyed to the rest of society through the arts — dance, music, even sports — for good or bad. What we really want to get across is that this is theater for everybody. It’s not exclusively for African-American audiences, it is relevant to white, black, Hispanic, or any other kind of audience. We are all people who all have the same wants, problems, and desires. Same eggs, different spice.” FEBRUARY 17: Emergent Playwright Night: staged reading of “My People Perish” by Jahaka Mindstorm FEBRUARY 18: Art Collaboration Night: “To Mothers of Suns” and “Lessons Yet to Learn,” written and directed by Reenah Golden FEBRUARY 19: Literary Night: “Project Baldwin” with the North Star Players FEBRUARY 20: Night of Theater: “The Love that Hate Produced,” written by Djed Snead, followed by Talk Back/Panel FEBRUARY 21: Afternoon Salon at 2 p.m.: New Film Makers Premiere, with David Taylor; Family Night with Urban Performing Arts Center: Pre-show Playdate with UPAC at 6 p.m.; and “Kings and Queens” by Kathy McGill and UPAC youth at 7 p.m.

[ OPENING ] Gallery 96, 604 Pittsford-Victor Road. Perspectives. Through April 5. Opening reception Fri. Feb. 20, 6-8:30 p.m. Photography by Susan and Jerome Kaye. 2335015. gallery96.vom. Genesee Community College, 1 College Road. Batavia. Fine Arts Student Exhibition. 343-0055. genesee.edu. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. New Work by Mayumi Amada. Through Mar. 15. blogs. rochester.edu/hartnett. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. Through The Looking Glass. Through March 11. Opening reception Thurs. Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m. with live music. Work of local and nation photographers. 624-7740. millartcenter.com. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Anticipation of 2015. Through Mar. 5. Opening reception Thurs. Feb. 26, 5-7 p.m. Watercolors by Pamela LoCicero. 546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. Arena at The Williams Gallery. Through April 1. Opening reception Fri. Feb. 20, 7-9 p.m. Works by the Arena Art Group. zannebrunner@ gmail.com. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Naturescapes. Through March 1. Photography by Peter Blackwood. 546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Bertha VB Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, 1 College Dr. The Upright Object: The Assemblage Sculpture of Ronald Gonzalez. Through March. 12. 245-5813. geneseo.edu. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Broken Ritual. Through Feb 28. New works and a new mural by Shawnee Hill. 454-2966. bugjar. com. Canandaigua National Bank, 210 Alexander St. Works by Venessa Sheldon. Through March 31. Animal and insect paintings. 3407473. vanessasheldon.com/. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Watercolors by Brenda Cretney. Through March 4. 428-7300. libraryweb.org.; The Art of Birds in Wood. Through March 4. Sculptures of birds by Al Jordan. 428-7300. libraryweb.org. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition. Through March 13. Paintings, illustrations, mixed media sculptures and more by faculty. 785-1369. flcc.edu. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. Substance and Spirit. Through Feb. 26. Paintings by Carey Corea. thegeiselgallery.com. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. Conversations with Artists. Through Mar. 20. 271-5920. geneseearts.org. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. 21st Annual Dutch Connection. Through March 1. Thousands of flowering bulbs, recreating Eastman’s 1915 display of flowers from Holland. 2713361. eastmanhouse.org. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. The American Southwest. Through Feb 22. Four


photographers images of the American Southwest. 271-2540. imagecityphotographygallery.com. Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave. Art Walk. Through April 30. Original, fine art created by the Irondequoit Art Club. 467-8840. irondequoitartclub.org. Library of Music and Art, Rush Rhees Library, 500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd. (en)Gendered Juried Art. Through Feb 27. Student works. rochester.edu/college/wst. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. Black History Month Exhibition. Through March 23. Works by community artists. 428-9857. blackheritage@ cityofrochester.gov. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. Solid Gold. Through Feb. 28. Works by nine artists using gold leaf, lustre, or paint. 315-4620210. mstreetarts@gmail.com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. The 42-Letter Name, Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby. Infinite Places: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby, through March 29. The 42-Letter Name, Prints derived from traditional South Asian religious art, through April 12. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. MuCCC Gallery Space, 142 Atlantic Ave. Illustrations BC. Through Feb 27. Old school illustrations by Dick Roberts. muccc.org. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Art From the Start. Through Feb. 22. Colorful moving pieces by Cheryl and Don Olney. 546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Nazareth College Colacino Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Humanity: Themes and Impressions. Through Feb. 28. Prints by Kelly Clancy, Dale Klein, and Paolo. naz.edu/art. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Lessons in Laughter: The Life and Times of Bernard Bragg. Through April 10. Jean Pietrowski and Allison Thompson curated a memento-filled exhibition for deaf performer, playwright and director Bernard Bragg. rit.edu. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Tonal Meditations. Through Feb. 21. Paintings by Sharon Gordon and Karl Heerdt. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. The Vinyl Countdown: A Dudes’ Night Out Production. An art collective of talented dude artists from in and around the Rochester area. From 2D to 3D, from pencils sketches to oil paintings. recordarchive.com. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. Makers & Mentors. Through March 13. Ceramicist Richard Hirscha and seven of his former students. 461-2222. info@ rochestercontemporary.org. rochestercontemporary.org. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Both Ends of the Rainbow and Three Lakes Sampler. Through March 15. Over 1,000 pieces of art by local students and seniors. 315-255-1553. mtraudt@ schweinfurthartcenter.org. schweinfurtharcenter.org. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St. Not a Full Deck. Open Fri., March 6, 6-9 p.m. and

ART | “PERSPECTIVES”

Even the most beautiful spaces can become mundane with the passage of time. Fine art often tries to counter this by helping the observer to see ordinary life with new vision. Gallery 96’s newest exhibit seeks to provide that new sight. “Perspectives” displays the craftsmanship of husband and wife photographers Susan and Jerome Kaye, as well as work from Paul Zachman, a partner of the new gallery. The photographers’ sequences are nowhere uniform in subject, ranging from traditional landscapes and “Noirchitecture,” to rendered botanical, virtual free-form photographs. This is the second exhibit to be displayed at Gallery 96, which resides in a Greek Revival house bordering the canal in Pittsford. The best time to visit this exhibit is this weekend’s opening reception, where the artists will be in attendance to discuss their work over craft beer and wine. The “Perspectives” opening reception will be on Friday, February 20, at Gallery 96, 604 Pittsford-Victor Road, Pittsford. 6 p.m. Free. The exhibit will run through April 5. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Additional details can be found on Gallery 96’s Facebook page. — BY JONATHAN MEAD Sat. 14, 12-4 p.m. Playing card inspired works by 13 artists. 7320036. shoefactoryarts.com. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. 2015 Talent Exhibition. Through Feb. 28. 35 pieces by 21 arts from an international call for art. spectrumphotogallery.org. Steadfast Tattoo, 635 Monroe Ave. Mr. Prvrt. New work by Wall Therapy Artist Mr. Prvrt. 3194901. tattoosteadfast.com. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. The Next: A Studio Glass Movement Continuum. Through Feb 22. Glass art curated by Eunsuh Choi. 395-2805. brockport.edu/ finearts. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. Portraits of a Sicilian Family. Through Feb. 27. Egg tempera portraits by Thomas MacPherson. 475-2404. jleugs@rit.edu. rit.edu. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Why Do You Have to Make Everything About Race?. Through Feb. 28. MFA Thesis Exhibition of Works by Amanda Chestnut. 442-8676. vsw.org.; Toward The Surface: Rachel Jerome Ferraro. Through Feb. 28. Abstract photography. 4428676. vsw.org.; Glass Mountains Work-in-Progress By Sean McFarland. Through Mar. 7. 442-8676. vsw.org.

Call for Participants [ WED., FEBRUARY 18 ] Annual Young Writers Showcase. Through March 11. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd 2321366 x 3034. gevatheatre.org.

Classical Idol Voice Competition. Through March 13. rossings.org. [ THU., FEBRUARY 19 ] High School Girls Rugby Practice. 6-8 p.m 607-343-1900. ptanner@oswego.edu. Rochester City High School Boys Rugby. 6 p.m All City High School, 180 Ridgeway Avenue 7374132. polecatlou@gmail.com. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 20 ] First Person Singular: A Live True Storytelling Event. 7-10 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. 902-2010. firstpersonsingle@ gmail.com. facebook.com/ firstpersonsingular14607?ref=bookmarks.

Art Events [ SAT., FEBRUARY 21 ] Project Pick Me Up. Feb. 21-22. Bread & Water Theatre, 172 West Main St Printmaking, dance, drumming, poetry, capoeira, rap, crafts, yoga, and build your toy $5-$10. 271-5523. facebook. com/savantsavenue.

Comedy [ WED., FEBRUARY 18 ] Best Friends Comedy Showcase. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. A weekly comedy showcase of local Rochester comedians! Sign up the week before on the “Rochester Comedy” Facebook page. Hosted by Vasia Ivanov 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. continues on page 21 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19


Art Genius on display “Da Vinci — The Genius” THROUGH MAY 17 ROCHESTER MUSEUM AND SCIENCE CENTER, 657 EAST AVENUE MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.; AND SUNDAY, 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M. ADMISSION TO SPECIAL EXHIBITION INCLUDING RMSC GENERAL ADMISSION: $2-$17, FREE TO CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OLD 271-4320 | RMSC.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Humble beginnings don’t predict all there is to a life. Leonardo da Vinci was born out of wedlock to a peasant woman and a respected notary, but due to a precocious talent that exposed him to the movers and shakers of the day, he would go on to became one of the most celebrated figures of the Italian Renaissance — and influence the thinking in many fields of learning. The Rochester Museum and Science Center is currently hosting an extensive exhibit on the prolific man, whose work in diverse subjects is still relevant nearly 500 years after his death. At 86,000 square feet, this is the largest exhibition that RMSC has ever hosted. Teaser components of the show — which are included with museum admission and don’t require the special exhibition fee — include a short video in the first-floor Bausch & Lomb auditorium on da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” and a second video on the second floor landing featuring live-action storytelling of the artist-scientist’s life. The main exhibit takes up the majority of the museum’s third floor, and is divided into sections focusing on his work as an artist, anatomist, and inventor in various fields, including engineering, music, optics, and weapons. Visitors can borrow a device to take the audio tour and learn more about da Vinci’s life and endeavors at numbered sections of the exhibit. Curving hallways lead this way and that toward replicas of flying machines and an in-depth look at the enigmatic “Mona Lisa,” but in the space that functions as the exhibit’s lobby, we are given an introduction to the iconic figure himself. Da Vinci packed his life of wonder into a mere 67 years (he lived from 1452 to 1519). He was close friends with historian and political philosopher Machiavelli and painter Botticelli, and he experienced rivalry with fellow artist Michelangelo. 20 CITY FEBRUARY 18-24, 2015

At six-foot-six, da Vinci was a gentle giant:

a vegetarian and a pacifist whose ideals were at odds with some of his work. He took commissions to develop weapons and crafty war tactics for the military in order to fund his more civil concerns. The section on da Vinci’s weapons inventions and improvements is fairly disturbing, his level of brutal ingenuity hard to reconcile with the earnestly antiwar voice in his writings. It’s always been the case that talent has been exploited by those with means, and uneasy covenants are still a thing. For example, earth-loving geologists have been funded by those who would use the research to locate and mine for minerals and fossil fuels. More than 6,000 pages of da Vinci’s notes, sketches, and diagrams survive to this day, and are divided into various codices held in the collections of institutions around the world. Replicas of these pages are placed throughout the exhibit, under glass in recreated notebooks, or blown up and mounted on walls to offer close examination of meticulously detailed anatomical studies. Though da Vinci’s particular attempts at flight never came to fruition, it’s important to note the importance of his more workable, if less glamorous, engineering ideas. Da Vinci was an empiricist, but also a scholar of history, and his notebooks make reference to the innovations of those who came before him. He often worked to improve upon existing tools and systems, whether tweaking a device for threading screws or redesigning the city model to prevent future plagues. Great flying machines beckon from behind glass doors and down the hallway to the right, but don’t overlook the replicas of smaller inventions placed just inside the space. With little more than wood, rope, metal, and canvas, da Vinci developed — or improved upon earlier models for — sensitive devices to measure the force and direction of the wind, the speed of wind or water, the measurement of humidity, and a slope machine to determine whether a flying craft was level with the horizon, or not. A fun, hands-on section of some of da Vinci’s engineering innovations is located in a hallway to the left of the exhibit’s main room. The flying machines themselves are imposing,

and vary greatly in approach to the problem of getting heavy humans access to the sky. An avid

One of the flying machines, modeled after Leondardo da Vinci’s sketches, on display at Rochester Museum and Science Center as part of the “Da Vinci — The Genius” exhibition. PHOTO PROVIDED

student of nature, da Vinci’s obsession with flight manifested in apparatuses that emulated the flight of birds and bats. Exhibition info notes that da Vinci eventually realized that our bottom-heavy weight and strength distribution would not allow us to fly by means patterned after birds, which spawned da Vinci’s designs that foreshadowed gliders, airplanes, helicopters, and parachutes. Many of the models are accompanied by scientific notes which follow an “if, then” model — “If the operator can manipulate this lever quickly enough, then lift will be created” — and when proven false, the inventor would rework or abandon the plan for a new model. It’s both fascinating and terrifying to consider that individuals tested out these necessary precursors to modern flight. Experiments in improving instruments of music, optics, and time are explored with objects recreated from sketches and notes, and include a wagon-drawn, early drum machine, which was meant to make an approaching army sound much larger than it was; and an early model of a projector.

Tucked in and around the invention displays are replicas of da Vinci’s masterful paintings — commissions by powerful men who paid the artist’s living so that he could pursue his fascinations freely. Prominent subjects are the richesdripping wives of the ruling class and figures from Christian lore. Quite a lengthy potion of the show is devoted to the mysteries of the iconic Mona Lisa, with intriguing bits of trivia regarding her creation, her winding history, and the new technology that has revealed more about da Vinci’s artistic genius than ever before. This particular space feels like a place of worship, with its numerous saturated, enlarged reproductions of the small painting’s nuances, and the resonant sound of Renaissance choirs, instruments, and whispered prayer drifting throughout the space.


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Dance Events [ THU., FEBRUARY 19 ] Contra Dancing. 8-11 p.m. Covenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Rd $2-$9. cdrochester.org. Dance Contest. noon & 1 a.m. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave 2329030. lux666.com. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 20 ] Friday Night Salsa Party. 9 p.m.1 a.m. Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St Introductory Lesson @9 p.m., open dancing with DJ Freddy C 10 p.m.-1

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Film [ WED., FEBRUARY 18 ] Garbage Warrior. 6:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. colorbrightongreen.org.

[ THU., FEBRUARY 19 ] The US Theatrical Premiere of Adam Ant: The Blueblack Hussar. 7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. $10. 276-8950. alternativemusic.com/film. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 20 ] Film Screening and Discussion:The Interrupters. 6-8 p.m. Artisan Church, 1235 South Clinton Ave. joelgreenwich@ gmail.com. The Lost Lessons: Educational Films from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and the 80’s. 6:30 p.m. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. MFA student William Fleth presents seven short 16 mm films 4428676. vsw.org. Play, Jankunú, Play. 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. thebaobab.org. [ SUN., FEBRUARY 22 ] Oscar Viewing Party. 7:30 p.m. Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St . Geneva $10-$30. 315-7815483. thesmith.org. [ MON., FEBRUARY 23 ] Make a Difference Now: Choose to Be Extraordinary. 7 p.m. Lifetree Cafe, 1301 Vintage Lane 7234673. lifetreecafe.com. American Denial. 7-9 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 2580200. interactive.wxxi.org/sentsamerican-denial. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 24 ] The Ordinary Extraordinary Junco. 7:30 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave .

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[ THU., FEBRUARY 19 ] Poetry Reading: Kitty Jospe. 7:30 p.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave . [ SUN., FEBRUARY 22 ] Rochester’s Transportation Heritage. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd Presented by Donovan Shilling. $4-$5. 5331113. nymtmuseum.org/.

FAMILY | BLACK HISTORY MONTH FAMILY DAY AT THE MAG

The Memorial Art Gallery is hosting a celebration of Black History Month, with a day of family-aimed festivities. This year’s theme is “Patterning Freedom,” and will include a poetryfashion fusing event hosted by poets Lutonya Highsmith and Jahaka Mindstorm. Artwork by Ephraim Daniels, Frances Hare, Greg Rice, Shawn Dunwoody and Brittany Williams will be featured, and attendees will be able to view their work and participate in a moderated conversation with them. “Women Who Loved Them,” presented by the Black Storytelling League of Rochester, explores the lives of Coretta Scott King, Anna Murray Douglass, and Betty Shabazz. Several guided tours of MAG exhibits will run in the afternoon. R&B, Funk, and blues music will be provided by Cincopation. Black History Month Family Day is on Thursday, February 22, at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free ($5 per family suggested donation). Visit mag.rochester.edu for a full schedule of the day. — BY JONATHAN MEAD

Kids Events 85 Hillside Ave. 428-7371. cityofrochester.gov/bizkids. Family Bingo. 2-3 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Float or Sink?. Feb. 18-19. Finger Lakes Boating Museum, 8231 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport $5. 607-5692222. flbm.org. [ THU., FEBRUARY 19 ] Cabin Fever Fun. 2-4 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Make and Take Craft: Chinese New Year Drums. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 20 ] Family Movie. 1-3 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 21 ] The Giving Tree. 11 a.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St $5. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks. com. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 24 ] Book Adventures. 7-7:45 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Registration required 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Preschool Activity Club. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org.

Holiday Chinese New Year Celebration. Sat., Feb. 21, 2:30-8:30 p.m. Chinese Christian Church, 1524 Jackson Rd., Penfield rochesterccc.org/.

Meetings [ WED., FEBRUARY 18 ] Take Back the Land. 7:30 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. 653-8362, leave a message. [ THU., FEBRUARY 19 ] Conversations on Race. 6-8 p.m. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd 3366060. libraryweb.org 6 p.m. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd 336-6060. libraryweb.org 6:30-8:30 p.m. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd 359-7092. libraryweb.org. Understanding Bipolar Disorder: the Peer, Family, and Provider Perspective. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave register by Feb. 13 325-3145. mharochester.org.

Lectures [ WED., FEBRUARY 18 ] Black And.. 4:15-6:45 p.m Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 S. Goodman St Black history month dialogue and celebration Rsvp 340-9651. crcds.edu/. Incorporating Cultural Needs into Health Care. 10-11:30 a.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 225-6467.

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[ MON., FEBRUARY 23 ] Monday Lecture Series: Susan B. Anthony & the Profession of Nursing. 12-1:30 p.m. Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, 17 Madison St Co-presenters: Mary Dahl Maher & Kathleen Emerson Britton $15-$25. 279-7490. office@susanbanthonyhuse.org. susanbanthonyhouse.org. Our Unstill Earth. 7 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave wab.org. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 24 ] African World History Class. 7:30 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 563-2145. thebaobab.org. Commons Speaker Series: Raising Mindful Children. 6:30-8 p.m. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St Presented by Cheddy Harvey 442-1770. harleyschool.org. Tuesday Topics: 3D Printing. 12-1 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 428-8350. libraryweb.org.

Literary Events [ THU., FEBRUARY 19 ] Poetry Oasis: Unwind at Noontime. 12-1 p.m Central Library, 115 South Ave. 4288380. libraryweb.org. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 21 ] Jane Austen Society. 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. Discussion of “Lady Susan” 473-4973. Saturday Author Salon: Robert Spina. 2-4 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. [ MON., FEBRUARY 23 ] Books Sandwiched In. noon. Wood Library, 134 North Main St Canandaigua 394-1381. woodlibrary.org. Making Sense of the Civil War. 6:30-8 p.m. Geneva Historical Society, 543 South Main St A monthly reading and discussion series free, registration required 315-789-5151. info@ genevahistoricalsociety.com. genevahistoricalsociety.com. Treehouse Tales. 2 p.m WCNY, 415 W. Fayete St Syracuse 3153919403. cmecca77@ aol.com. wcny.org/education/ treehouse-tales/.

Museum Exhibit [ WED., FEBRUARY 18 ] Da Vinci: The Genius Exhibition.. Through May 17. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Through May 17. 200 unique pieces including 75 life-size machine inventions $4 in addition to regular admission rmsc.org. To Travel Is To Live. Through Feb. 28. Dept of Rare books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester River Campus Through Feb. 28. Novelist Joanna Scott will offer

reflections and take questions 275-4461. rochester.edu. Trivial Persuit. Through Feb. 28. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Through Feb. 28. Learn about U.S. geography 413-6365. museumofplay.org.

Recreation [ WED., FEBRUARY 18 ] Roc Cirque presents Whirly Wendsday. 7 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Join the fun at Rochester’s premier spin toy meet up. Hooping, poi, juggling, fire performances, and much more. Live DJ’s are playing during the session to help you stay moving. Extra hoops and poi are available 683-5734. facebook.com/ WhirlyWednesdays. Snowshoe Hike. 1 p.m. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd 315-9476143. snc@co.cayuga.ny.us. cayugacounty.us. [ THU., FEBRUARY 19 ] Shaman Drumming. 6:30 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. booksetcofmacedonny.com [ SAT., FEBRUARY 21 ] Fly Tying 101. Feb. 21. Orivs Rochester, 3349 Monroe Ave 586-3956. Genesee Valley Hiking Club. Check our online calendar for this week’s hike schedule or visit gvhchikes.org. 10 a.m. 7506796. gvhchikes.com. Nordic Ski Patrol Hot Dog and Chili Days. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. 374-6160. gvnsp. org. Shape Up Rochester Community Workout. 10:30-11:30 a.m South Ave Recreation Center, 999 South Avenue 284-4666. Shapeup.r.life@gmail.com. [ SUN., FEBRUARY 22 ] Body Speak Yoga. 2-3:15 p.m Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. $13. 704-2889. hearyourbodyspeak@gmail.com. numvmnt.com/classes/. Genesee Valley Hiking Club. 9 a.m. 802-999-8354. gvhchikes.org. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 24 ] Balanced Yoga with Megan. 7:458:45 p.m. Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. $12. 704-2889. tinydancerdeuel@gmail.com. numvmnt.com/signup/balancedyoga-with-megan.

Special Events [ WED., FEBRUARY 18 ] Black Heritage Story Telling and Book Reading. 12-2 p.m. David F. Gantt Community Center, 700 North St. 428-9857. blackheritage@cityofrochester. gov. Brine & Swine Beer Dinner at ButaPub. 7 p.m. Butapub, 315 Gregory St. $65. 563-6241. butapub.com. Downton Abbey Finale Tea Party. 7-8:30 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Registration required 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com.

KIDS | DISCOVER THE ANIMAL KINGDOM AT RMSC

The Rochester Museum and Science Center is hosting a week of programs focused on various portions of the animal kingdom as part of its schedule for kids on school break. Events continue on Wednesday with “Insect Investigators,” which features cool crawlies from the Seneca Park Zoo and presenters from Cornell University. Thursday’s and Friday’s events are dedicated to more cold-blooded characters, with presentations from the Reptile Guys (local pet store owners and reptile educators) and a look at some of RMSC’s amphibians. Saturday and Sunday conclude the packed week with a consideration of our own biological class: mammals. With representatives (human and otherwise) from Wildlife Defenders and World of Wildlife Education Encounters, the diversity of mammals is sure to astound the kids. Animal-related events continue on Wednesday, February 18, and runs through Sunday, February 22, at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Avenue. All events are from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free with regular museum admission: $13 for adults; $11 for children; free for children under 3 years old. rmsc.org. — BY JONATHAN MEAD [ THU., FEBRUARY 19 ] Conversation on Race. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd Registration required 359-7092. hpl.org. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 20 ] Caring for, Instead of Comparing, our Bodies: Promoting Health and Well-Being Instead of Size. 12-1:15 p.m. University of Rochester’s School of Nursing, 601 Elmwood Ave. urmc. rochester.edu. Casino Royale Gala. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Harro East Ballroom, 155 N. Chestnut St. Rochester Young Professionals. $30. rypcasinoroyale.wix.com/ryp-casinoroyale. Fire & Ice Party. 6 p.m. Next Door Bar & Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. $59, reservations encouraged. 249-4575. wegmansnextdoor. com. Food Tasting. 5:30-7:30 p.m. City Hall, 30 Church St. 428-9857. blackheritage@cityofrochester. gov. cityofrochester.gov. [ SAT., FEBRUARY 21 ] Adoption Event. noon. Pet Adoption Network, 4261 Culver Rd. (585) 338-9175. info@petadoptionnetwork.org. petadoptionnetwork.org. Boy Scout Troop #401 Annual Spaghetti Dinner. Every 13 days, 4:30-7 p.m. Henrietta Fire Hall, 3129 E. Henrietta Rd. $7. 750-9724. pswift4@ rochester.rr.com. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. 2-5 p.m. Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg Fairport Suggested donation of $10.

276-6102. Jennifer_Drydesanto@URMC.Rochester. edu. towpathcafe.com. Sports Collectors Expo. 10 a.m.4 p.m. Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road . Batavia $6, kids 8 and under free. 2058889. thepurplepeopleeaters. com. True Louisiana Mardi Gras Party. 8 p.m. Harmony House, 58 East Main St . Webster Feat. Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble 727-4119. curleytaylor.com. Video Game Afternoon. 1-5 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. [ SUN., FEBRUARY 22 ] Black History Month Family Day. 12-5 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. $5 suggested family donation. 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market. 1-4 p.m Brookside Community Center, 220 Idlewood Rd. 2698918. brightonfarmersmarket.org. Crosscheck Cancer Charity Hockey Game. 6:30-9 p.m. Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, 2700 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Rd $5. 423-9700. gildasclubrochester.org. [ MON., FEBRUARY 23 ] Watch Balloon Manor being built!. Feb. 23-26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The Sibley Building, 228 East Main St. 486-9800. balloonmanor.com. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 24 ] Free STD Screenings for Women ages 13+. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Trillium Health, 259 Monroe Ave. Free. 545-7200. trilliumhealthny.org.


Theater The Bronze Collective Theatre Fest: A Week’s Infusion of African American Theatrical Acts. Through Feb. 21. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave An array of theatrical performances celebrating African American History Month. Visit website for a complete list of events Check website for details 271-7010. muccc.org. Circle Mirror Transformation. Through Feb. 22. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Through Feb 22. Fri. and Sat. Feb. 20, and 21, 8 p.m. and Sun. Feb. 22, 2 p.m. A glimpse into contemporary American life $13-$15. 389-2170. artcenter. naz.edu. Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women. Through March 14. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Through Mar. 14. Thursday’s 7 p.m., Friday’s and Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sunday’s 3 p.m. An original comedy that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female $26-$29. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Grease - School Version. Thu., Feb. 19, 7-9:30 p.m., Fri., Feb. 20, 7-9:30 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 21, 2-4:30 & 7-9:30 p.m. Greece Odyssey Academy Auditorium, 750 Maiden Ln. Through Feb. 21. Thurs. Feb. 19-Sat. Feb 21, 7-9:30 p.m. Sat. Feb. 21, 2-4:30 p.m. Ft. four songs from the hit movie, including “You’re the One that I Want” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” supported by a professional orchestra $9- $13. 966-5300. John. Klein@greece.k12.ny.us. odysseymusicanddrama.com. The Hit Factory, A Look Back at the “Brill Building Sound”. Through Feb. 22. JCC Hart Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Though Feb. 22. Sat. Feb. 21, 8 p.m., Sun. Feb. 22, 2 p.m., and Thurs. Feb. 19, 7 p.m. A group of veterans singers discuss the legacy of musicals greats with a group of younger singers. Together they will recreate more than two dozen tunes by

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During China’s “Cultural Revolution” (1966-76), a rich tradition that developed in isolation for millennia was nearly discarded, and its specific artifacts faded from view. Musical and performing arts group Shen Yun is in the business of recreating and showcasing the “divine culture” of the ancient Chinese people that was all but lost. Shen Yun was formed in 2006 by classical Chinese artists based in New York, and features award-winning musicians and dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and visually arresting costumes and staging. Shen Yun develops new music and choreography every season, and has performed at the Lincoln Center in New York City, The London Coliseum, and Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Shen Yun will perform on Saturday, February 21, and Sunday, February 22, at the Auditorium Theater, 885 East Main Street. 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday. $53$123. rbtl.org; shenyun.com. — BY JONATHAN MEAD The Shirelles, The Coasters, and more $20-$29. 461-2000. jccrochester.org. Katherine’s Colored Lieutenant. Through Feb. 22. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Feb. 22. Fri. Feb 20, 7 p.m., Sat. Feb. 21, 2:30 & 7 p.m., Sun. 22, 3 p.m., Thurs. Feb. 19, 7 p.m. A love story set amidst the racial divisions of the American South during and after WWII $35+. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org.

Merry Wives of Windsor. Through Feb. 21. Dazzle School of Visual Performances, 112 Webster Ave. Through Feb. 21. Fri. Feb 20, 7:30 p.m., Sat. Feb. 21, 2 & 7:30 p.m., and Thurs. Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m $6-$12. 234-7840. rochestercommunityplayers.org/. Shakespeare’s R&J.. Feb. 20-March 8. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through March 8. Fri. Feb. 20, 27, and March 6, 8 p.m., Sat. Feb. 21, 28, and March 7, 8 p.m., Sun. Feb. 22 and

March 8, 2 p.m., and Thurs. Feb. 26 and March 5, 7:30 p.m. Joe Calarco will be present on Feb. 28th for a pre-show Q&A and post show talk back. A re-imagined version of the original classic Romeo and Juliet. 454-1260. blackfriars.org. A Shot in the Dark. Sat., Feb. 21, 2 p.m. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd Penfield A staged reading Free, donations accepted 340-8655.

Child’s Play. 10 a.m.-noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. FAFSA Fest 2015. 5-8 p.m. Phillis Wheatley Public Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way 271-5790. RochesterCan.org. Race Dialouges. 6-8 p.m. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd 336-6060. yahodahoodymiller.195@gmail.com.

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[ FRI., FEBRUARY 20 ] It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org.

[ WED., FEBRUARY 18 ] The Rape of Lucrece. Through April 1. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. 7307034. justin.rielly@gmail.com. [ MON., FEBRUARY 23 ] Minstrel: The Life of Stephen Foster. 6 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. booksetcofmacedonny.com. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 24 ] Penfield Players: Death Trap. 7 p.m. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd Penfield 3408655. jacksimel@hotmail.com. Pittford Musicals: Next to Normal. 7 p.m. Pittsford Senior Center, 3750 Monroe Ave. pittsfordmusicals.org/.

Workshops [ WED., FEBRUARY 18 ] Everything You Want to Know about Chocolate. 7 p.m. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd 336-6060. libraryweb.org. FAFSA Fest 2015. 2-6 p.m. MCC Damon City Campus, 228 E. Main St. 271-5790. RochesterCan.org. Stroke Support Group. 9:30-11 a.m. Unity at Ridgeway, 2655 Ridgeway Avenue unityhealth.org. [ THU., FEBRUARY 19 ] AARP Tax-Aide. 10 a.m.-3 p.m Wood Library, 134 North Main St Canandaigua 394-1381. woodlibrary.org.

[ SAT., FEBRUARY 21 ] Agents of Change Workshop. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. 463-3266. dwain@bearmeadow.com. gandhiinstitute.org. FAFSA Fest 2015. 12-3 p.m. Thomas P. Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Ave. 2715790. RochesterCan.org. A Gathering For Women. 10 a.m.3 p.m. Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies, 494 East Ave. Carriage House of AAUW Donation accepted. 248-0427, leave a message. zaynab@frontiernet.net. sufiorderofrochester.org. Soul Food: Create a Nourishing Relationship with your Body and the Food You Eat. 2-3 p.m Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. Donation-Based. 704-2889. hearyourbodyspeak@gmail.com. numvmnt.com. Strengthening LGBTQ & Ally Communities through the Lens of Difference: Race, Sexual Orientation, Gender, & Gender Identity. 8:45 a.m.-noon. MOCHA Center, 189 North Water Street, Suite 1 $10 suggested donation. gayalliance.org. [ MON., FEBRUARY 23 ] Cyber Bullying. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320

N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. [ TUE., FEBRUARY 24 ] Barbara Jablonski. 7:30 p.m. Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave Workshop and demo on painting 787-4086. irondequoitartclub.org/. Financial Peace University. 6-7:30 p.m Keller Williams Realty Greater Rochester West, 1934 W. Ridge Rd $102.30. 662-3363. Amy@AmyMerrill. net. daveramsey.com. Home Energy Workhsop. 5:307 p.m. Pathstone Corp, 404 East Ave. Free, registration appreciated 442-2030 x213. PathStoneEnergyInfo.org. Free Workshop on Trademarks & Patents for Micro-entrepreneurs. 9-11 a.m. Telesca Center for Justice, One West Main Street 295-5703. lnovak@mcba.org. vlsprochester.org. Guest Artist: Jerome Laran, Aulnay Sois Bois Conservatory. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ciminelli Formal Lounge – Eastman School of Music, Gibbs Street 274-1100. esm.rochester.edu. Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop. 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Rochester Zen Center, 7 Arnold Park $45-$60, reduced prices available 473-9180. rzc.org. Reducing Power Struggles. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. Tarot or Oracle Card Practise Nights. Fourth Tuesday of every month. The Purple Door Soul Source, 3259 Winton Road S $10. 427-8110. purpledoorsoulsource.com.

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Brockport Strand 93 Main St, Brockport, 637-3310, rochestertheatermanagement.com

Canandaigua Theatres 3181 Townline Road, Canandaigua, 396-0110, rochestertheatermanagement.com

Cinema Theater 957 S. Clinton St., 271-1785, cinemarochester.com

Culver Ridge 16 2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit  544-1140, regmovies.com

Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361, dryden.eastmanhouse.org

Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420, regmovies.com

Geneseo Theatres Geneseo Square Mall, 243-2691, rochestertheatermanagement.com

Greece Ridge 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive 225-5810, regmovies.com

Henrietta 18 525 Marketplace Drive 424-3090, regmovies.com

The Little 240 East Ave., 258-0444 thelittle.org

Movies 10 2609 W. Henrietta Road 292-0303, cinemark.com

Pittsford Cinema 3349 Monroe Ave., 383-1310 pittsford.zurichcinemas.com

Tinseltown USA/IMAX 2291 Buffalo Road 247-2180, cinemark.com

Webster 12 2190 Empire Blvd., 888-262-4386, amctheatres.com

Vintage Drive In 1520 W Henrietta Rd., Avon 226-9290, vintagedrivein.com

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Secret agent (gentle)man “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

to old-school James Bond flicks from director Matthew Vaughn (whose “X-Men: First Class” contained many of its own Bond film influences). (R), DIRECTED BY MATTHEW VAUGHN Loosely based on comic books written by NOW PLAYING Mark Millar (“Wanted” and “Kick Ass”) and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, Vaughn’s film seems as much a response to the darkening of the current [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW run of Bond films, post-Jason Bourne (both series are name-checked in “Kingsman”), as it is to his The end of Oscar season is finally in sight, and after honest love of retro spy capers. Staging scenes of months devoted to covering a parade of prestige cartoonish violence with zestful glee, the director pictures (nothing against those films, which nobly clearly relishes the chance to go nuts with the macover a wide range of deadly serious topics — from terial. This is a movie that features a candy-colored racism to disease — with varying degrees of artistmontage of exploding heads set to the swelling ry), even we critics welcome a bit of mindless, palsounds of a symphonic orchestra — you won’t get ate-cleansing fun. This may go a ways in explaining that kind of subversively kicky thrill from “The why I find myself so enamored with “Kingsman: Theory of Everything,” that’s for damn sure. The Secret Service,” the knowingly goofy homage Colin Firth plays impeccably-coiffed secret agent Harry Hart, who recruits a working class bloke named Eggsy (newcomer Taron Egerton, in a star-making performance) to join an international order of gentlemen spies whose headquarters lie beneath a bespoke tailor shop on Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” PHOTO COURTESY Savile Row. TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

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Under the leadership of Michael Caine’s Arthur (each Kingsman goes by a codename taken from the Knights of the Round Table: Firth is Galahad, Mark Strong’s quartermaster is Merlin, and so on) the order operates without government affiliation, which allows them to conduct their business outside the bounds of traditional political diplomacy. The order’s members have each been tasked

with nominating a replacement for a recently fallen Kingsman; their various candidates will be subjected to a death-defying training course, with the last man (or woman) standing becoming the order’s newest agent. Eggsy’s father was a former Kingsman who laid down his life to protect Harry, and the agent has been looking for a way to repay the favor ever since. Smart, confident, and physically capable, Eggsy seems the ideal candidate, despite his low-class upbringing. Eggsy’s main competition throughout the film is a capable female recruit by the name of Roxy (the appealing Sophie Cookson), though it’s disappointing that (minor spoiler) when the film bothers to make her a Kingsman, it immediately finds a way to keep her as far from the climactic action as possible. Meanwhile, a nefarious plot is being hatched by a suitably over-the-top, megalomaniacal villain: Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson, clearing having a grand old time), a lisping, tech billionaire with a distaste for the sight of blood and an overwhelming desire to destroy the world.

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In the grand tradition of Bond henchmen with bizarre hardware enhancements, Valentine also has a lethal sidekick named Gazelle (Sofia Boutella), who sports a set of prosthetic metal legs that double as deadly swords. The modifications are obviously impractical, but they sure look cool when she’s flipping through the air, slicing and dicing anyone with the misfortune to get in her way. With his wicked sense of humor, Vaughn doesn’t shy from the gratuitous, most notably during a bloody church melee that’s sure to rank among the most memorable action scenes of the year. The sequence skirts the edge of bad taste (as much in the movie does), but is so kinetically staged and attains a level of such absurdity that you can’t help being thrilled, even if you feel bad about it afterwards (which in fairness, is sort of the point). Vaughn’s script adds just enough of a nod to deeper ideas of class and society to maintain the appearance that there are some brains beneath all the mayhem. Firth makes for a surprisingly convincing action hero — I never knew how much I wanted to see the actor take part in some noholds-barred ass-kicking until it happened. The Bond films have always been loaded with saucy, winking double entendres, and in keeping with Vaughn’s style (subtlety isn’t really in his wheelhouse), the director cranks that up to 11 as well, concluding his film with a tastelessly sexist joke that unfortunately ends things on a sour note. It’s a frustrating reminder that reverence is one thing, but some traditions just aren’t worth keeping.

The trailers for “The DUFF” have sold the film as yet another in the line of “Pygmalion”-inspired teen makeover comedies — a “She’s All That” for the new millennium. You know the type: one of those feeble stories where the audience is meant to believe that a beautiful young actress is a hideous troll until she takes off her glasses and lets her hair down. That device has never been much more than a stale cliché, so I wasn’t expecting much from any film that even attempted to play it off as anything else. But now having seen “The DUFF,” it’s fair to say that its ad campaign doesn’t do justice to what’s actually a rather sharp little comedy. I honestly can’t decide if the marketing is a case of trying to force a surprisingly clever movie into a more conveniently established mold, or simply a bit of cannily deceptive marketing meant to upend expectations for a film that’s significantly smarter than its advertising suggests.

The success of “The DUFF” hinges largely on an immensely appealing cast led by Mae Whitman (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) and Robbie Amell (“The Flash” TV series). Whitman plays Bianca, a goofy, tomboyish horror movie geek. Amell is Wesley, Bianca’s childhood friend, turned callous acquaintance after football proved to be his in with the popular crowd. The inciting incident occurs during a party, when he off-handedly refers to her as the DUFF (designated ugly, fat friend) amongst her clique. The word is a shorthand way of referring to the more approachable member amongst a group of friends; the one who acts as a gatekeeper that interested parties must get past in order to gain access to the DUFF’s more desirable companions. The film goes to great pains to explain that DUFF is a catch-all term, not to be taken literally, thus sparing us from having to accept the idea that the lovely Ms. Whitman is in any way fat or ugly. Bianca is understandably incensed at this description. But in the days that follow, she lets the incident get under her skin until she’s built up a resentment toward her best friends (Skyler Samuels and Bianca A. Santos), whom she believes responsible for relegating her to that role. Conveniently, Wesley’s grades have resulted in him being benched from the football team, leading to a mutually beneficial deal: She’ll help him pass chemistry if he’ll help her overcome her DUFF designation. There is no makeover in “The DUFF.”

Robbie Amell and Mae Whitman in “The DUFF.” PHOTO COURTESY LIONSGATE

In fact, I’m happy to report that no one really changes at all over the course of the film. The deal is a means to examine the ways in which labels are ultimately meaningless except as an excellent way to make us feel badly

about ourselves; learning that she’s a DUFF only changes the lens through which Bianca views herself. The witty script by Josh A. Cagan, adapting the book by Kody Keplinger, still operates completely within the confines of established teen comedy conventions. Naturally there’s the school’s resident mean girl, Madison (Bella Thorne, who comes across like a mini Jessica Chastain), who exploits Bianca’s insecurities seemingly just because she can. And of course, there’s never a question about where the film has to end up, even if the path it takes in getting there takes a few surprising zigs and zags — Cagan finds a surprising amount of wiggle room within the clichés. The advice Wesley gives Bianca isn’t necessarily bad advice, less about changing her appearance (aside from encouraging her to find a bra that fits her properly) and more about gaining confidence in the person that she already is. Even the requisite scene in which a mortifying video is leaked to the entire student body is solved with an admirably straightforward reminder that a little bit of embarrassment isn’t the end of the world, even if it feels that way at the time. By smartly sidestepping the genre’s more brainless aspects, “The DUFF” joins the ranks of “Easy A” and “G.B.F.” — (relatively) recent high school comedies that are smarter than they have any reason to be. It doesn’t quite reach the all-time classic status of “Mean Girls” (even if it shares that film’s tendency toward didactic speechifying to spell out its themes), but it shows that, even within the constrictive boundaries of teen comedy, there’s still plenty of room to surprise.

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part,” she says, “but the exploitation loses a bit of its ‘oomph,’ because we’re purposefully doing it, making fun of the fact that everything exploits women these days. We’re getting mostly naked and shaking everything for the people, and that’s what’s getting them to come. It exploits women on a certain level, but only if you let it. That’s the beauty behind it. We don’t let that happen. We may be up there shakin’ it, but I’ve had to put audience members in their place from time to time.” A Sirens & Stilettos audience, made up of men and women, is boisterous but never belligerent, swept up in a wash of temptation, tease, and lowbrow sophistication. With the peeling away of each layer, the tension builds. There are shouts of encouragement, screams, whistles, and laughter. Lots of laughter. Burlesque (from the Italian word burlesco) by definition was — and still is — a lampoon. It’s vaudeville’s nasty little brother: a bawdy, naughty little bastard full of coarse, blue humor, slapstick, and striptease. Originally the strippers — or ecdysiasts — 26 CITY FEBRUARY 18-24, 2015

were merely just a part of the overall spectacle of burlesque. But it was a spectacle that ultimately destroyed itself. Starting in burlesque’s classic period in the 1940’s and 1950’s, performances advanced rapidly, shifting emphasis from shake to shimmy ‘n’ shake to striptease to just plain stripping and ultimately to nudity. Once a new layer was shed, there was no turning back. It would have been easier to put toothpaste back in the tube. Initially, the laws and the societal hysteria that applied to and assailed burlesque actually helped it grow by keeping one of its most titillating qualities afloat: its forbidden nature, its taboo allure. Morality and decency had the law on their side, which slowly tightened its grip, adding restrictions and revoking permits as strip-teasers and promoters looked for loopholes. Still, ultimately the critics, cynics, puritans, Bible-beaters, do-gooders, and detractors weren’t burlesque’s undoing but rather burlesque itself, as it ushered in more and more of less and less. Sleaze trumped tease. Technology, pornography’s increasing accessibility, and everyday fashion trends that grew more provocative proved to be the final nails in burlesque’s coffin, and it was all but broken by the mid-1960’s. Flash forward to today, where naked anything

is everywhere. Contemporary outfits like Sirens & Stilettos offer a refreshing respite from what is considered stripping now. “Stripping is more about getting the guy off visually,” Sparkles says. “Burlesque is more about the tease; you’ve got to wait and wait and wait. It’s just classier. There is a difference — and there isn’t a difference, because you’re still taking off your clothes in front of people, and you’re still hoping to get tips.” Because of this misconception, where burlesque gets lumped in with stripping, the finger wagging and accusations persist.

Sparkles shrugs it off. “Rochester can be rather white collar and stuck up,” she says. But not that stuck up. Sirens & Stilettos Cabaret shows routinely sell out. “We’ve exploded with our permanent fan base,” says Scandal, “With those who are guaranteed to be there every time. This is kind of the first time burlesque has made itself known in Rochester in a very long time, so it’s nice to see people get behind it. All the girls are pushing to come up with new routines for every show. We rarely recycle numbers. We invite guest performers like comedians, slapstick clowns, sword-swallowers.” That’s where Sparkle sparkles. “I have girls who do the more dub-step music and use hula hoops and Isis wings,” she says. “But I think that creates a good dynamic and variety. You don’t want to see 10 girls doing the same routine, so we have a whole array.” The latest Firehouse Saloon show was a veritable varietease. Scandal had the crowd hyped and howling. The night’s theme was Sirens & Stilettos’ send-up to Mardi Gras with a girls-on-parade opening, a creepy voodoo priestess, a belly dancer, and glamour girls in opera gloves, all with clever peel appeal leading up to the tassel-twirling finish in nothing but pasties and a G-string… and sometimes less. Ah yes, the dreaded nip slip. Scandal explains the scandal. “That happens at least once a show,” she says. “You never know who it’s going to happen to. It could be something as simple as body piercings getting in the way of the glue, the glue not set properly, glue being too old, putting the pastie on slightly damp skin, or the sparkle spray gets put on first so the glue doesn’t stay — there are a lot of things that can result in a pastie malfunction. It’s small, but it can be half the outfit.” “It’s serious,” Sparkles adds. “You could lose an eye.”

[ OPENING ] DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944): An insurance salesman allows himself to be drawn into a deadly insurance scam by an alluring femme fatale, in this film noir masterpiece from Billy Wilder. Dryden (Wed, Feb 18, 8 p.m.) THE DUFF (PG-13): A high school senior rebels against pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her more popular friends. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown DUNE (1984): David Lynch directs this cult classic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction novel. Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Sting, Max von Sydow, Virginia Madsen, and Patrick Stewart. Little (Fri, Feb 20, 10 p.m.) HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 (R): When their friend is shot by an unknown assailant, the man’s buddies must fire up the Hot Tub Time Machine to save him. Starring Adam Scott, Rob Corddry, and Craig Robinson. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster KING SOLOMON’S MINES (1950): Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon. Screens with short film, “Rabbit of Seville.” Dryden (Fri, Feb 20, 8 p.m.; Sun, Feb 22, 2 p.m.) MCFARLAND, USA (PG): A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. Starring Kevin Costner. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown RED HOLLYWOOD (1996): A newly re-edited version of Thom Andersen’s film about the artists blacklisted in Hollywood for their perceived political beliefs. Dryden (Sat, Feb 21, 8 p.m.) THE TOLL OF THE SEA (1922): While visiting China, an American man falls in love with a young woman, but has second thoughts about the relationship. Dryden (Tue, Feb 24, 8 p.m.) TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (NR): Marion Cotillard is Oscarnominated for her role as a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job. Little UPTIGHT! (1968): Black militants building up an arsenal of weapons in preparation for a race war are betrayed by one of their own. Dryden (Thu, Feb 19, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] AMERICAN SNIPER (R): Clint Eastwood the true story of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American history. Starring Bradley Cooper. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster


ANNIE (PG): In this updated take on the classic musical, Quvenzhane Wallis fills the role of the plucky orphan hero. With Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne. Movies 10 BIG HERO 6 (PG): In this animated adventure film, a young prodigy invents an inflatable robot and teams up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Movies 10 BIRDMAN (R): This dark comedy from director Alejandro González Iñárritu follows the mental unraveling of a washed up A-list actor, famous for playing the titular superhero, as he prepares to mount a comeback by directing a Broadway play. Starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis. Pittsford BLACK SEA (R): Jude Law stars as a submarine captain who takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a sub rumored to be loaded with gold. Henrietta BLACK OR WHITE (PG-13): A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise. Starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, and Anthony Mackie. Canandaigua, Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown THE BOY NEXT DOOR (R): Jennifer Lopez stars as a woman who falls for a much younger man, though their steamy affair takes an obsessive, dangerous turn. Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown DRACULA UNTOLD (PG-13): This action-horror hybrid details the origin story of Prince Vlad, the man who would become Dracula. Starring Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper. Movies 10 EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS (PG13): Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton star in RIdley Scott’s epic retelling of the biblical story of Moses. With Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul, and Ben Kingsley. Movies 10 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (R): A literature student’s life changes forever when she enters into a playful relationship with a handsome billionaire. Bring your parents. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (PG-13): In this latest entry in the Marvel cinematic universe, Chris Pratt plays galactic adventurer Peter Quill, forced to team up with a motley crew of interplanetary misfits after a bounty is placed on his head. With Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, and Dave Bautista. Movies 10 HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 (R): The scheming friends of the first film are up to their old tricks, turning to illegal activities in an attempt to start their own business. Starring Jason

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civil rights history, the protests in Selma, Alabama. Culver SEVENTH SON (PG-13): A knight trains his new apprentice to join him on the front lines of a war between humankind and the evil supernatural forces bent on our destruction. Starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, and Kit Harington. Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster SONG OF THE SEA (PG): A mythical tale of two children’s journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. Nominated for Best Animated Film at this years Oscars. Little THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER (PG): SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our world, where he tangles with a scheming pirate. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster ST. VINCENT (PG-13): A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door. Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, and Chris O’Dowd. Movies 10 STILL ALICE (PG-13): Julianne Moore is Oscar-nominated for her role as a renowned linguistics professor who’s diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. With Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart. Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown TAKEN 3 (R): Liam Neeson has gone and gotten his wife murdered, and now he must clear his name. Also, maybe somebody gets taken? Culver THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (PG-13): This acclaimed biopic offers a look at the relationship between famed physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane, as he faces the devastating effect of ALS. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Pittsford UNBROKEN (PG-13): Directed by Angelina Jolie, this drama chronicles the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Culver THE WEDDING RINGER (R): A shy, socially awkward young groom needs to impress his in-laws, so he turns to a best-man-for-hire to help him out. Starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad. Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster WHIPLASH (R): Under the direction of a tyrannical instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost. Starring J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller. Pittsford THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2 ANGEL OF DEATH (PG-13): Daniel Radcliffe is nowhere to be found in this horror sequel set 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, as a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive and awaken the house’s supernatural resident. Movies 10 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 27


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Let’s start with location. Draw a circle with a three-mile radius around this house in the Beechwood neighborhood in Rochester’s northeast quadrant and you find that you are just a brief bike ride away from nearly every amenity our fair city has to offer—the Public Market for you foodies; center city sporting and theater events; restaurants, clubs, and concerts on Park Ave. and the East End; recreation of every sort at Cobbs Hill, Tryon, and Ellison Parks; and museums and galleries in the NOTA. If public transportation is your thing, RTS bus routes from nearby Culver Road are convenient and frequent. Closer to home, neighborhood restaurants, pizzerias, bars, a library, plus neighborhood institutions like Swan Market and Donuts Delite are just a few minutes stroll on foot. Once you’ve eaten your fill of schnitzel and cruellers, join your neighbors in the Beechwood Neighborhood Coalition at the nearby Ryan Community Center to work on community planning and projects. Price—we can’t get too far without talking about the unbelievable value of this dwelling. Priced below its assessment at $69,900 for a tidy 1,429 square feet, a monthly mortgage payment for this home is competitive with paying rent. The residence is well-maintained

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Legal Ads [ ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF Naukam Associates, LLC ] Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is: Naukam Associates, LLC. SECOND: The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is: Monroe County. THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: 31 W. Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Articles of Organization of iCodeKids, LLC, filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on December 15, 2014, with an existence date beginning January 1, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC, 74 Main Street, POB 31, Akron, NY 140010031. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any business permitted by law. [ LOSON ARCHITECTURE PLLC ] Notice of the formation of the above named Professional Limited Liability Company (“PLLC”) Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of NY on 1/29/2015. Office Location: County of Monroe. The Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The PLLC, 284 Thornton Rd., Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: Architecture. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Deelightful Studios, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Department of State on November 7, 2014. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 7 Oxford St, St. 2, Rochester, NY 14607. The purpose of the Company is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Nashe Transport LLC. Art.

of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/12/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to109 Beacon Hills Dr. S. Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] 62 MONROE AVE, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/6/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Norman Giancursio, 384 Gordon Rd., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes. { NOTICE ] ALTITUDE RNY, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Scott A. Sandroff, 111 S. Pfingsten Rd., Ste. 114, Deerfield, IL 60015. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] APG ADVISORS, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/11/14. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 2590 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization with respect to Free Play Pictures, LLC, a New York Limited Liability Company, were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on December 26,, 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 Free Play Pictures, 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 Free Play Pictures, LLC served upon him or her is 45 Exchange Blvd., Suite 710, Rochester, New York 14614. 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. Free Play Pictures, LLC is formed for the purpose of production, distribution and sale of motion pictures and intellectual property relating to motion pictures and for all other pursuits, activities and enterprises that are

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lawful and in compliance with the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. [ NOTICE ] ATKINSON PROPERTIES LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/20/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 15 Ashlyn Oak Circle, Spencerport, NY 14559, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Cristantello Athletic Training PLLC filed Arts. of Org. with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on February 5, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to 189 Moseley Road, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: athletic training. [ NOTICE ] EC Ventures, LLC Authority filed SSNY 11/18/14. Office: Monroe Co. LLC formed NV 9/26/14, exists, located 508 White Spruce Blvd. Rochester, NY 14623. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to same address. Cert of Regis. Filed NV SOS 204 N. Carson St. #1 Carson City, NV 89701. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Jax Box Group, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/13/15. Office: Monroe CO. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 15985 Canal Rd. Clinton Township, MI 48038. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] JIMMY JAZZ MARKETPLACE LLC, a domestic LLC currently known as Jimmy Jazz Marketplace NY LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/2/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 1 Miracle Mile Dr., Space F23, Rochester, NY 146235851. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] JP STRATEGIC CONSULTING, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/14/13. 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, 613 Brookstone Bend, Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes.

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Kap-Fino Holdings LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on January 28, 2015. LLC’s office is in Monroe County. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 3 Robin Dr., Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice is hereby given that an alcohol beverage license, pending has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Liquor Beer and Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 23 S Main Street – Pittsford NY 14534 for on premises consumption Kaylena Inc / DBA Hicks and McCarthy

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Name of LLC: 235 North Avenue, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 1/26/15. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 263 North Ave., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of 216 Thorncliffe Drive & 176 Brower Road / Del Rio LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/17/2014. 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 1407 Viking Cir, Webster NY 14580 . Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Name of LLC: Gesture Data LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 1/12/15. Office loc.: Monroe Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act.

Notice of Formation of Beach 101 LLC. Art.of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/31/2014. 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 131 Flower Dale Drive, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Name of LLC: Quasar Corral LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 1/12/15. Office loc.: Monroe Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Carmage Associates LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/11/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 1503 Providence Road, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that an alcohol beverage license, pending has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer and Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 130 East Ave Unit 100 Rochester NY 14604 for on premises consumption Stromboli Express DBA – Stromboli Express

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Newrisen, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/12/15. Office location: 95 Allens Creek Rd, Blg2, Ste216, Rochester, NY Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 95 Allens Creek Rd, Blg2, Ste216, Rochester, NY. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SHARONQ, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) November 18, 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 29 Putney Place, Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/9/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford-Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 1316-1318 Culver Rd LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/12/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 92 Tryon Pk Roch. NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 1555 Creek Street, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/3/2014. 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 710, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 2695 East Henrietta Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/9/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 7 Van Auker St., Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 3925 Dewey Avenue, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2171 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ]

Notice of Formation of 103 Mason Rd & 695 Norton St Up/Down LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/16/2014. 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 1407 Viking Cir, Webster NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of formation of 92 LEONARD NY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/2014. 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: c/o Law Office of Anthony A. DiNitto, P.C., 2250 West Ridge Rd., STE. 300, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful act

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 125 EMS Holdings, LLC,

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LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/2015. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 5319 Ridge Rd. West, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act.

Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/7/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 180, Pittsford, New York 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Formation of Irondequoit Rentals LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) December 15, 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 451 Heathland Cir. Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of formation of B.E.H.L. REALTY, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/2015. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 45 Silkwood Circle, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Caraglio Enterprises, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) Nov. 26, 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 223 Basket Rd, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Coach Carrie, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/10/14. 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 Incorp Services, Inc. 1 Commerce Plaza Albany, NY 122102822. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Eleven Lakes Restaurant Group LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/5/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1080 Pittsford-Victor Road, Ste. 201, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Jodi Aman, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/21/2014. 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 470 St Joseph St Rochester NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF KILLER SPORTSWEAR LLC.Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York on January 13, 2015. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Maier Circle, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: Any Lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of KINDNESS_ROCKS , LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Sec. of State. of New York (SSNY) on 1/5/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to Kindness_Rocks, LLC, 98 North Avenue, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ]

Notice of Formation of Global Benefit Broker LLC Art. Of Org. filed sect’y of state (SSNY) April 15 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 225 English Rd, Rochester NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of formation of LIBRARY SUPPLY SOLUTIONS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/2/2015. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 942 Meigs St., Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act

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Notice of formation of AMERICAN ACCENTS,

Notice of Formation of Inspired Esthetics, LLC.

Notice of Formation of LLC. Boomtown Events,

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Legal Ads LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/2015. Office location: Monroe County. Principal business location: 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 109, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served and SSNY shall mail process to c/o Jeffrey B. Andrus, Esq., Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, One Park Place, 300 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-2078. Purpose: any business permitted under law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mark & Ryan Creations LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MORTAL ARROW LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/14/14. 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 MR. MOES LIQUOR & SPIRITS, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/20/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 762 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14615. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MYRTLE MAKENA, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/28/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Prime Lewisberry LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy.

of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/15/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Prometheus Securities LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/10/14. 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 729 English Rd., Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rochester MAX Realty LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) February 4th 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1900 Empire Boulevard #222, Webster NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of RWK HOLDINGS LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/07/14. 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, 497 Averill Ave Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Shutts Productions, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/02/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 881 Meigs St, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of TWO FOR SEVEN RESTAURANT GROUP, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/06/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 16 N. Main St., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: Formed for the parent company to restaurants for financial organization reasons. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ugly Dumplings LLC. Art.

of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/13/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 258 W. Hickory St. East Rochester, NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of UPSTATE CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/3/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 835 La Cadena Lane, Corona, CA 92879. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of WAEGHE FARM, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/30/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 4327 Sweden Walker Rd., Brockport, NY 14420. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Webster Rentals LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) December 15, 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 451 Heathland Cir. Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of WHOLESALE AUTOWERKS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/21/2015. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1762 Manitou Rd., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of XATON LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/07/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 18 Esternay Ln., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Robert Tyle at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of CSFB 2006-C2 - 1300 Old Country Road LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/13/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5221 N. O’Connor Blvd., Ste. 600, Irving, TX 75039. LLC formed in DE on 1/9/15. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Eccleston Law, LLC, a foreign professional service LLC (PLLC). Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. PLLC formed in IL on 8/26/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Duggan Bertsch, LLC, 303 West Madison St., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60606. Principal office address: One North Franklin St., Suite 2620, Chicago, IL 60606. Cert. of Org. filed with IL Sec. of State, 501 S. 2nd St., Springfield, IL 62756. Purpose: practice the profession of law.

served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 141 W. Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY 12306. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] POLEBRIDGE CONTRACTING, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/6/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, P.O. Box 23361, Rochester, NY 14692. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Prosto Logistics, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/27/15. 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 1781 Long Pond Rd., #1, Rochester, NY 14606. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] ROCHESTER LIFESCIENCE PROPERTIES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of

State (SSNY) 2/10/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O Moog Inc. Attn: Chantel M. Burns 400 Jamison Rd E Aurora, NY 14052. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Roessel Technologies, LLC Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 12/15/14. Loc. Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process against LLC and shall mail copy to business add: 16 Linden Dr. Highland Mills, NY 10930. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Singletrack Mountain Bike Academy LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 12/17/14. 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 488 Chambers St., Spencerport, NY 14559. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] SUPERIOR MANAGEMENT AT

ROCHESTER, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/05/14. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 72-14 136th Street, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] TAB LAND HOLDINGS, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on January 2, 2015. LLC’s office is in Monroe County. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 5144 Route 364, Rushville, NY 14544. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Tadsworld LLC, a domestic LLC filed with SSNY on 12/19/14, office location Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to , 66 Beckwith Terr, Rochester, N.Y., 14610. Purpose: Any lawful activities

[ NOTICE ] VANSKIVER CONTRACTING LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/14/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 72 Crimson Bramble, Rochester, NY 14623, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Weld Works LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/23/15. 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 620 Park Ave., #172, Rochester, NY 14607. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] YAEL BROTHERS LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/27/15. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2114. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon

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FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS BY THE CITY OF ROCHESTER STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE

IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS PURSUANT TO TITLE 4 OF PART E OF ARTICLE IX OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER.

LIST OF DELINQUENT TAXES AS OF JULY 1, 2014

[ NOTICE ] PATHDX, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/19/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Peregrine Loft LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/8/15. 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 10 Tamarron Way, Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] PLANET FITNESS PLAZA IRONDEQUOIT, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/16/15. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on January 14, 2015, the Corporation Counsel of the City of Rochester filed in the office of the Monroe County Clerk a list of parcels of property on which the City of Rochester holds a lien for taxes, assessments, fees or other charges which is at least one year old and which the City of Rochester intends to foreclose by an action in rem pursuant to Title 4 of Part E of Article IX of the Charter of the City of Rochester. A copy of that list was published on January 14, 2015.

A copy of the foreclosure list has been filed in the office of the City Treasurer and will remain open for public inspection up to and including August 24, 2015, which is the redemption deadline date. Any person may on or before that date redeem any parcel on the foreclosure list by paying to the City Treasurer the amount of all delinquent taxes, assessments, fees and other charges stated on the foreclosure list, plus the $175.00 charge referred to above, plus accrued interest and late payment charges.

The foreclosure list contains as to each such parcel: 1. The tax account number and address; 2. The name of the last known owner; 3. The amount of each tax lien, except for a $175.00 charge which has been added to each tax lien pursuant to Section 9-123(A)(3)of the City Charter but which is not reflected on the printed list.

Any person having any interest in any parcel on the foreclosure list may, at any time up to the redemption deadline date, serve a verified notice of interest or an answer upon the Corporation Counsel setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his interest or any defense or objection to the foreclosure. The notice of interest or answer must also be filed in the office of the Monroe County Clerk. Where a valid notice of interest is All persons having an interest in the real property described in served, the parcel will be held for a foreclosure auction the foreclosure list are hereby notified that the filing of the list pursuant to Section 9-143 of the City Charter. constitutes the commencement by the City of Rochester of an action in the Supreme Court, Monroe County, to foreclose the Any person who fails to redeem or to serve a notice of interest or tax liens therein described by an action in rem and that the list an answer by the redemption deadline date shall be barred constitutes a notice of pendency of action and a complaint by thereafter from asserting his interest in the pending foreclosure action, and judgment in foreclosure may be granted without regard the City of Rochester against each parcel of land therein for, and in extinguishment of, the interest of any such person. described to enforce the satisfaction of such tax liens. This action is brought against the real property only. No personal judgment will be entered in this action for the delinquent taxes, assessments, fees or other charges.

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Legal Ads > page 33 whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 243 Sylvan Road, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE } ANDERSON INVESTMENTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP filed an App. for Authority with the Department of State of NY on 1/13/2015 with a fictitious name of Anderson NY L.P. Jurisdiction: GA, the date of its formation is 6/26/2000. Office location in NYS: Monroe County. The Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) is designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of such process is: Chamberlain D’Amanda Oppenheimer & Greenfield LLP, Douglas J. Lustig, Esq., Two State St., 1600 Crossroads Bldg., Rochester, NY 14614. The address in its jurisdiction if required or the office address: 828 Cobb Pkwy., N. Marietta, GA 30062. A copy of the Articles of Organization may be obtained from GA Secretary of State, 313 West Tower, #2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA 303341530. The list of names and addresses of all general partners is available from the Secretary of State. The purpose of the LP is any lawful act. [ NOTICE } Notice of Formation of ACKERMANS DELIVERY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/25/14. 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 ] ECO ENERGY OF NY LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/3/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served, SSNY shall mail process to MICHAEL SEIDENBERG, 125 Peck Road, Hilton, NY 14468. General Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] ENNOVEA, LLC. filed an Application for Authority with the New York Department of State on January 12, 2015. 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 Charles F. Hertlein, Jr at 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. The purpose of the Company is the design and manufacturing for medical and drug delivery devices. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Haumann Realty, LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/11/15. Office: Monroe CO. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 86 Ballantyne Rd.

Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] JoJo’s Cool Bus LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on February 3, 2015. 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 95 West Hill Estates, Rochester, NY 14626. The purpose of the Company is an ice cream truck. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] PETER JACOBS PARFUM LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the Sec’y of State SSNY on 9/10/14. Office location Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 8 Misty Pine Road, Fairport, NY 14450. The purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] SAIGON PHO & TRAVEL, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 12/10/2014. 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 1384 LYELL AVE, ROCHESTER, NY 14606. The purpose of the Company is ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITIES.

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[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BENNETT HEIGHTS CAPITAL, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Bennett Heights Capital, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 9/8/2006. 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 P.O. Box 25454, Rochester, NY 14625. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CREEKSIDE DELIVERY SERVICES, LLC ] CREEKSIDE DELIVERY SERVICES, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Department of State on January 27, 2015. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County, NY. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served and is directed to forward service of process to The LLC, 242 Belvista Drive, Rochester, NY 14625 which is the principal business location. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation of INFINITE ZONE, LLC ] Art. of Organization filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/09/14. Office of location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent if LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 123 Seventh Street, Rochester, NY 14609 . Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Rochester LifeSciences Services, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on January 26, 2015 with an effective date of formation of January 26, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 98 Hillrise Dr. 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 Benjamin L. Burton, 98 Hillrise Drive, 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 ] Tartan Holdings, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on January 21, 2015 with an effective date of formation of January 21, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 98 Hillrise Drive, 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 Benjamin L. Burton, 98 Hillrise Drive, 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. [ SUMMONS WITH NOTICE ] Index No. 5019/14 Filed: April 30, 2014 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A. F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSORIN INTEREST TO JP MORGAN CHASE, NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION REPERFORMING LOAN REMIC TRUST SERIES 2004-R3, -againstFRANK HEIKOOP; “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #10” inclusive, the names of the ten last name Defendants being fictitious, real names unknown to the Plaintiff, the parties intended being persons or corporations having an interest in, or tenants or persons in possession of, portions of the mortgaged premises described in the Complaint, Defendants. Plaintiff designates MONROE County as place of trial Venue is based upon County in which premises are being situate ACTION TO FORECLOSE A PURCHASE MONEY MORTGAGE Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your Answer or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance upon the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the date of service or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. If you fail to so appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED: Elmsford, New York March

31, 2014 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 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A. F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSORIN-INTEREST TO JP MORGAN CHASE, NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION REPERFORMING LOAN REMIC TRUST SERIES 2004-R3 AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Richard F. Komosinski Knuckles, Komosinski & Elliott, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 565 Taxter Road Suite 590 Elmsford, NY 10523 Phone: (914) 345-3020 TO THE ABOVE DEFENDANT: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to Order the Hon. Francis A. Affronti, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Monroe, County, dated Oct. 20, 2014 and filed with the complaint and other papers in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office, Rochester, NY. Prem, k/a 3389 Brockport Spencerport Rd., Spencerport, NY a/k/a being in the Town of Ogden, County of Monroe, NY and being part of Lot 53, Township 3, Range 1 and more particularly described as follows. Commencing at a point on the Southerly side of the BrockportSpencerport Rd. 257.67 ft. Westerly of the Westerly line of the property heretofore conveyed to Harold I. Knab and Ruby P. Knab by Warranty Deed recorded the 17th day of Sept. 1952 in Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 2778 of Deeds, Page 359, the point of beginning being where the Westerly line of the first party’s property intersects the Southerly side of the BrockportSpencerport Road; being a plot 200 ft. x 100 ft. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A. F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW

YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSORIN-INTEREST TO JP MORGAN CHASE, NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION REPERFORMING LOAN REMIC TRUST SERIES 2004-R3 IS FORECLOSING AGAINST THE OWNER OF THIS PREMISES. IF YOU LIVE HERE, THIS LAWSUIT MAY RESULT IN YOUR EVICTION. YOU MAY WISH TO CONTACT A LAWYER TO DISCUSS ANY RIGHTS AND POSSIBLE DEFENSES YOU MAY HAVE. NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above-entitled action is to foreclose a purchase money mortgage to secure $79,350.00 plus interest, recorded in the Office of the County Clerk/City Register of the County of Monroe on August 1, 2002 in Liber 16446 at Page 48 covering the premises described as follows: 3389 Brockport Spencerport Road, Spencerport, New York The relief sought in the within action is final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the purchase money mortgage described above. The Plaintiff makes no personal claim against any Defendants in this action except Frank Heikoop.#85537 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] Index#: 3738/2014 Filed: January 20, 2015 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is situated. MidFirst Bank Plaintiff, -against- Frank B. Iacovangelo, Public Administrator for Monroe County, as Administrator for the estate of Gregory Jefferson, and Gregory Jefferson’s respective heirs-at-law, next-of-kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, Constance M. Jefferson, Joy Jefferson as Heir to the Estate of Gregory Jefferson, Gregory C. Jefferson as Heir to the Estate of Gregory Jefferson, United States of America, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a

copy of your Answer or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the attorneys for the plaintiff within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service; or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York: or within sixty (60) days if it is the United States of America. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: Bay Shore, New York September 17, 2014 FRENKEL, LAMBERT, WEISS, WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP Linda P. Manfredi Attorneys for Plaintiff 53 Gibson Street Bayshore, New York 11706 (631) 969-3100 Our File No: 01-057581-FOO. TO: Frank B. Iacovangelo, Monroe County Public Administrator, as Administrator for the estate of Gregory Jefferson 180 Canal View Boulevard Rochester, NY 14623 Constance M. Jefferson 41 Ernestine Street Rochester, NY 14619 and/or 154 Battle Green Dr Rochester, NY 14624 Richard S. Levin, Esq. Attorney for Constance M. Jefferson 48 South Avenue, Suite B Webster, NY 14580 Joy Jefferson as Heir to the Estate of Gregory Jefferson 118 Rowlinson Road Rochester, NY 146l 7 Gregory C. Jefferson as Heir to the Estate of Gregory Jefferson 425 E. Bradley Avenue, Apt 174 El Cajon, CA 92021United States of America 138 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Harriman State Office Bldg9 Albany, NY 12227 Frank Baretta, Esq, Guardian Ad Litem and Military Attorney I 09 West Commercial St. East Rochester, NV 14445


Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD

Weird News You Can Use

It turns out that a person having a heart attack is usually safer to be in an ambulance headed to a hospital than to already be a patient in a hospital, according to a study by University of North Carolina researchers. It takes longer, on average, for non-ER hospital staff to comply with hospital protocols in ordering and evaluating tests (nearly three hours, according to the study) than it does for ER (and ambulance) staff, who treat every case of cardiac symptoms as life-threatening. Overall, according to a February Wall Street Journal report, the study found the mortality rate for heartattack victims treated in emergency rooms is 4 percent, compared to 40 percent for patients already admitted for other reasons and then suffering heart attacks.

The Continuing Crisis

— Uh-Oh: The man hospitalized in fair condition in January after being rammed from behind by a car while on his bicycle happened to be Darryl Isaacs, 50, one of the most ubiquitously advertising personal-injury lawyers in Louisville, Kentucky. Isaacs calls himself the “Heavy Hitter” and the “Kentucky Hammer” for his aggressiveness on behalf of, among other clients, victims of traffic collisions. The (soon-to-be-poorer) driver told police the sun got in his eyes. — Elephants in Love: (1) India TV reported in January that a wild male elephant from an adjoining sanctuary had broken into the Nandan Kanan zoo in Odisha, wildly besotted with a female, Heera. The male cast aside two other females trying to protect Heera and mated with her. The male lingered overnight until

zookeepers could shoo him away. (2) A frisky male elephant crushed four cars in 10 days in January at Thailand’s Khao Yai National Park — the result, said a park veterinarian, of the stress of the mating season. (Only the last of the four cars was occupied, but no injuries were serious.) — While nearly all Americans enjoy low gasoline prices, residents of sea-locked Alaskan towns (Barrow, Kotzebue, Nome, Ketchikan) have continued to pay their same hefty prices ($7 a gallon, according to one January report on Alaska Dispatch News). Though the price in Anchorage and Fairbanks resembles that in the rest of America, unconnected towns can be supplied only during a four-month breather from icy sea conditions and thus received their final winter shipments last summer. The price the supplier was forced to pay then dictates pump prices until around May or June.

The Ever-Valuable Internet

In January, “Captain Mercedes,” a registered user of the Reddit.com social media site, announced he had compiled a data file cataloguing every bowel movement he had in 2014 and was offering the file to other users to design hypotheses and visual representations of the data in ways that might improve his relationship with his alimentary canal. According to the data-analysis website FiveThirtyEight.com, the “researcher” used the standard “Bristol stool scale” (seven categories of excreta, by shape and consistency) “and produced interesting hypotheses in the ensuing Reddit conversation.”

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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take a unique approach to romance, and you will capture the heart of someone very special. You are best to be mysterious and definitely not too pushy. It will only take a little Aries charm to get what you want if you let love come to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your advances will be taken the wrong way. A laidback approach to love will help to entice someone’s interest. Keeping your feelings to yourself will be half the battle. When it comes to love, time is on your side, so slow down and enjoy the moment. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your charm and intellectual banter

will attract plenty of attention, but will also lead to possessive and jealous suitors. Your flippant and flirtatious persona will be difficult for some to deal with. Pick free-spirited partners willing to give you the space needed to fulfill your dreams. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let uncertainty and insecurity cloud your vision. Acknowledge the signals being sent, and respond with an open heart and mind. There is nothing that can’t be worked out if you share intentions, life goals and your feelings and ethics regarding relationship protocol. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will attract plenty of attention when

it comes to emotional matters and personal relationships. Your Leo finesse will capture the attention of someone unique. Make sure that you are fully aware of the repercussions that will unfold should you renege on a passionate promise. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Mixing business with pleasure isn’t a wise idea. Someone you think you can trust with personal information will let you down. Don’t limit your chance to get ahead for the sake of a short fling with someone of influence. Demands will be put on you that interfere with your position. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll have trouble making up your

mind when it comes to affairs of the heart. Try not to let anyone push you into something you have reservations about doing. Offer friendship for now until you feel you want more. Romantic gestures will be plentiful, just not quite right for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put your heart on the line, and express your true feelings in a unique way. The changes that come about based on what you reveal will lead to a better lifestyle filled with all sorts of interesting options that are conducive to love, marriage and good fortune. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The perfect blind date is

apparent. Don’t hesitate to jump in with two feet, but refrain from trying too hard, exaggerating or sending the wrong message. Slow down and enjoy the moment. Building a relationship on solid ground will bring longterm benefits. Keep love simple, honest and moving forward. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Someone quite different from your usual love interest will have something intriguing to offer you. Take time to discover what’s being offered before you disregard a proposal. This time around, it’s what someone can do for you instead of how you can impress someone who is after what you have.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will be looking for love that has substance and long-lasting implications. The more time spent with someone who has caught your eye, the closer you will become. Now is the perfect time to convince someone you think is pretty special that you are a perfect match. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You won’t be seeing clearly when it comes to love. You’ll attract someone who is involved with someone else. Don’t be gullible, and opt to say no to anyone offering an empty promise. Be firm and make it clear you don’t want to be involved in a secret affair.

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