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Ready to roll: sushi round-up. DINING, PAGE 13

Tax cuts vs. schools. POLITICS, PAGE 4

ROADS TO WELLNESS

THE SECOND PART OF A SERIES, PAGE 8

Nazareth’s introspective retrospective. ART REVIEW, PAGE 22

FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 4, 2013 • FREE • GREATER ROCHESTER’S ALTERNATIVE NEWSWEEKLY • VOL 43 NO 25 • NEWS. MUSIC. LIFE.

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Addicts and addiction

Mary Anna Towler’s article “The Roots of Addiction” raises some good points regarding the nature of addiction, as have many others since the passing of Phillip Hoffman. Her article gives us her personal insight regarding the demand side of addiction. We all recognize that addiction, in any form, is a disease and needs to be treated accordingly. In a similar manner, I recently read two headlines that should have raised great concern regarding the supply side of heroin. One stated that heroin deaths in the US have greatly increased, and the second announced that the poppy crop in Afghanistan is forecast to be at record levels (a 67 percent increase) this year. About 80 percent of the world’s heroin supply is produced in the location where the US has fought its longest war. While we still have soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan, why is the US government not working with local farmers to encourage them to raise other and more profitable crops for export? Presently, the drug trade represents approximately 15 percent of the country’s GDP. At the very least, US government officials should make the Afghanistan farmers 2 CITY

an “offer they can’t refuse”: either shift their agricultural efforts to raising other, more profitable crops or face the continual destruction of the poppy fields by U.S. soldiers and aircraft. The US government has the power to accomplish this; why do we not have the will to do so? To end the scourge of heroin in this country, we need to deal with both the supply and the demand side of the issue. AMELIO PAOLUCCI, ROCHESTER

People try alcohol and drugs for many reasons, and roughly 20 percent end up addicted. Young people need to understand that sampling a mindaltering substance is like playing Russian roulette. Just because you’re still breathing doesn’t mean your life hasn’t been destroyed. WILLIAM RICKEY, ROCHESTER

It isn’t drug addiction that kills addicts, it’s drug prohibition. Addicts who get a steady supply of pure morphine or heroin at a known level of potency and clean hypodermics can live long, happy productive lives. Some high functioning addicts: Charles Dickens, Frank Sinatra, Florence Nightingale, the great surgeon William Halstead, Irving Berlin. SAM ABRAMS

“It isn’t drug addiction that kills addicts, it’s drug prohibition. Addicts who get a steady supply of pure morphine or heroin at a known level of potency and clean hypodermics, can live long, happy productive lives.” The argument against this, of course, is that alcohol is legal and highly regulated, and it is the most abused drug, and has destroyed very many lives. ROCHESTER MUSICIAN

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‘I paid for those services’

On a Feedback debate over state aid, the Rochester school district, and charter schools: I am a parent who pulled my child out of the failing RCSD in the 200607 tschool year. She attends Rochester Prep and has excelled tremendously the last two years. I in no way feel the heat of blame on my shoulders. I pay my damn taxes, and if that money trickles down to Albany just to make its way back to the school district to dole out to the charter schools, then so be it. I expect to get transportation for my child, ’cause I’m paying for it. I expect for my child to see a nurse, ’cause I’m paying for it. Parents are not to blame in this situation. The school board and the many superintendents who were hired and left over the years are. The only one who may have been able to turn this mess around was Mr. Cala. Mr. Vargas cannot improve this mess in the amount of time he’s had. Let’s be real. There are people who are entrenched on the board, at the union, and down at the district offices that need to go. The mindset has to change. New people with new thoughts and ideas need to get in in order for things to change. I’m not gonna sit around and let my child get lost in the system. If I can get her into a private high school or Urban-Suburban, then that’s what I’m gonna do. RONDA A.

Studying the charter study

The relevancy of this politically motivated “study” seems strained at best (“Study Challenges Charter Schools’ Superiority,” News Blog). If there is no damning news about charter schools here, must we now seek it out in Milwaukee?

1) Charter schools live and die by the state laws governing them. Across the country, there is great variety in the effectiveness of charter-authorizing laws. Not all state charter laws (and by extension, not all charter schools) are created equal. Therefore, there is flawed logic in drawing conclusions about New York charters based on national studies or those focused on a different state. Charter schools in New York State and Rochester consistently outperform their host districts. The margin of outperformance only grows when factoring for poverty. This has been the case for years. 2) Why on earth would a study adjust for “teacher experience”? If a charter school does a better job at recruiting and retaining quality teachers, then that is clearly a determining factor in their outcomes. Punishing a school for putting a premium on teacher quality is absurd. 3) Controlling for truancy is also fraught with problems when comparing schools. Milwaukee charter schools may have lower truancy rates simply because they are better at controlling the problem, so why punish them for a potentially more effective approach? Sure, those of us who have an interest or work in urban education are not surprised that poverty and truancy adversely impact student learning. Examples of urban schools that defy the trend dramatically include many of Rochester’s own charter schools. MARSHALL

Shipping our oil

The oil industry has pointed out in the past that the oil being produced in Canada will likely end up coming to the US via rail or ship if the Keystone pipeline is not approved (“Rochester’s Crude Awakening,”

News). And they have made the point, ignored by environmentalists and legislators, that such modes of transport are both less safe and result in higher environmental risks than transporting the oil by pipeline. So while I feel for the people directly impacted by a rail accident, they need to point the finger of blame where it belongs. For the most part, environmentalists have no interest in transporting crude in the best way; they do not want it transported at all. Many prefer to create a shortage to force people to change their way of life. They do not want transportation fuel made of crude, and they do not want electricity that comes from oil, gas, coal, or nuclear. MIKE

What shortage? We are producing more domestically than we ever have before. We import a lower percentage because we are actually starting to use less! The oil to be transported by the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t even intended for US consumption. It is Canadian oil being moved through our backyards, at our risk, to be sold on the global market: Canadian oil obtained in a way that is devastating Alberta. The toxic tailing ponds are already one of the biggest man-made structures in the world, and they are getting bigger every day. You are right. I don’t want their oil transported at all. How about we build a pipeline to North Dakota instead, so we can harvest the natural gas from the oil wells instead of burning it? We can’t replace fossilfuel power plants yet, but that doesn’t mean that we should let multinational companies like TransCanada ruin our water supplies in the name of “progress”! KRISTAFFER DEHOND

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The real solution to Rochester’s poverty [ GUEST COMMENTARY ] BY BRUCE POPPER

Labor leader Bruce Popper: “Where workers have been successful, the results are dramatic.” PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

“Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.” – Nelson Mandela

Perhaps there is no place in which this insight is truer than Rochester, New York. As community leaders discuss yet another exhaustive study of our region’s poverty, and how our city has become one of the poorest in America, a fundamental fact continues to be ignored: that much of Rochester’s poverty has been quite deliberately engineered by employers and a handful of law firms dedicated to crushing collective action by local workers. The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.’s description of the poor at the 1988 Democratic National Convention is as true today as then: “Most poor people are not lazy.... Most poor people are not on welfare.... They work hard every day. They raise other people’s children. They clean the streets. They drive dangerous cabs. They change the beds you slept in in these hotels last night and can’t get a union contract.... They work in hospitals. They wipe the bodies of those who are sick with fever and pain. They empty their bedpans. They clean out their commodes. No job is beneath them.” Most poor people are poor because the jobs they work do not pay enough to afford a decent standard of living. As Rochester’s manufacturing jobs were replaced by health care, human service, higher education, hospitality, and retail jobs, decent pay disappeared for the masses. There are now tens of thousands of low-paid home health aides, group home workers, janitors and maids, clerks and drivers who live within the City of Rochester.

When they ask for a raise, the answer is: “No. We pay market rate here. It’s what everyone else is paying for this kind of work. It’s fair.” So many poor workers are forced to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet, keeping them away from home and family for long stretches of time. God forbid they get sick or that old car breaks down. Unable to support families on these incomes, others give up, or turn to the streets, alcohol, or drugs. A few talk with their coworkers in the hope that collective action will yield results that individual begging did not. They reach out to a union for help. Management finds out, and calls in its attorneys and consultants. That’s when things get really ugly. The workers soon find out that the National Labor Relations Act’s declaration of worker rights and the law’s policy favoring collective bargaining have been completely eviscerated by decades of conservative court rulings and bad case law. The employer’s representatives know this sad fact. So they set about using every trick in the book to dissuade, discourage, and demoralize employees who are seeking to better themselves and protect their families. One local human service agency, primarily funded by our tax dollars, spent over $400,000 in 2012 to keep 300 of its low-wage workers from organizing, according to documents filed with the US Department of Labor. That cost is typical. But the typical employer feels that there is no price too high to keep the workers without a voice and powerless. continues on page 7 rochestercitynewspaper.com

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[ NEWS FROM THE WEEK PAST ]

Incentives for city grocery

Hart’s Local Grocers will get some help from the Monroe County Industrial Development Agency. The COMIDA board approved a $145,000 incentive package for Rochester Local Capital, the company financing the planned East End grocery store. Rochester Local Capital plans to spend $3.6 million to renovate and equip the former Craig Autometrics building at 10 Winthrop Street, next to the Little Theatre. The store could open in May.

Expressway project funded

The I-390 interchange project near the University of Rochester is fully funded, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The $70 million project is intended to improve access to the expressway from Kendrick, East River, West Henrietta, and East Henrietta roads. Construction is happening in four phases. The first phase was completed last year.

Input-free input session

The county’s Charter Review Committee held a public input session at Gates Town Hall, but nobody showed up to speak. The committee is reviewing the set of laws

that spells out the operation and organization of county government. Committee members have made preliminary recommendations.

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Jailhouse scholars Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a test program to give state prison inmates a chance to earn college degrees. But some legislators and members of the public say that the program would be unfair, since many law-abiding citizens don’t have the chance to go to college. But the plan has supporters, too, who agree with Cuomo that giving inmates opportunities to earn degrees would reduce recidivism.

Casino foes petition board

Representatives of the No More Casinos Coalition presented Henrietta Town Board members with copies of a petition opposing a possible Seneca Nation of Indians casino in the town. The petitions had more than 1,100 signatures, according to media reports. But town Supervisor Jack Moore says the petitions are just “one part of the equation” and that the town would have to conduct an unbiased assessment of any proposal.

Protesters concerned about school funding protested outside while Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a budget presentation last week. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

POLITICS | BY JEREMY MOULE

Tax cuts vs. schools Governor Andrew Cuomo is sticking by his pitch that his 2014-15 budget proposal will leave the state with a $2 billion surplus in two years. And when he came to Rochester last week to sell local officials on his budget plan, he said the surplus would allow the state to cut some taxes for businesses and homeowners. But members of a local coalition of labor leaders, community activists, and faith leaders say that instead of tax cuts, the money should be used for state programs, particularly education. The group, which is part of the statewide New York Inequality

campaign, laid out its objections to Cuomo’s tax cut plan during a press conference the day prior to his visit. And members of the coalition held a protest rally outside of Cuomo’s budget presentation. “This budget is one that doesn’t work for all New Yorkers,” said Crescenzo Scipione, a Metro Justice member, at the press conference. Other speakers said the tax cuts would continue existing inequities. Tom Gillett, staff director for New York State United Teachers’ Rochester region office, said the governor’s budget includes a 3.2 percent increase

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in school aid. That increase sounds generous, but it doesn’t make up for funding cuts several years ago, he said. Cuomo’s budget proposal would also hold SUNY, CUNY, and community-college funding flat for the third consecutive year, Gillett said. Over the past 30 years, students at state colleges have been repeatedly hit with tuition increases, said Jim Bearden, a SUNY Geneseo professor. Students are now covering a larger portion of the schools’ operating costs, due to stagnant state funding, he said.

School violence and suspensions are symptoms of bigger problems, Vargas says. Students are more likely to get into trouble when they are falling behind academically and don’t have extracurricular activities that keep them engaged in school.

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Vargas seeking discipline plan Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas is seeking a new community-wide effort to improve school safety and student behavior. Vargas says he wants to increase efforts to prevent fights like the one that recently broke out on the Frederick Douglass campus. In that incident, police used pepper spray to quell the melee between students at Northeast and Northwest College Preparatory High Schools. Vargas says he also want to sharply decrease the need for harsh disciplinary actions like suspensions. But finding an effective way to prevent these problems has been a serious challenge for years, Vargas says. And he wants to try a new approach. In an interview last week, Vargas said he envisions a program modeled after the one that district officials launched two years ago to address truancy and attendance problems. That program is a collaborative effort between the city, county, and school district. School officials are ultimately responsible for the safety of students while they are in school, but this is a communitywide problem and the solution will require a collective response, Vargas said. “I’ll need the help of all four unions,” Vargas said. “And I’m going to need the help of parents and students.”

Vargas said he is talking with Jennifer Leonard, president and CEO of the Rochester Area Community Foundation, and that he’ll soon be reaching out to Mayor Lovely Warren and other community leaders to help develop the program. He also wants every school to have a full-time social worker. The US Department of Education and the US Department of Justice recently issued new guidelines to help school administrators develop school disciplinary policies. The guidelines were developed to steer school officials away from the zerotolerance tactics that emerged in the 1990’s, which have been overly punitive to minority students and those with learning disabilities. The federal guidelines stress prevention. School violence and suspensions are symptoms of bigger problems, Vargas said. Students are more likely to get into trouble when they are falling behind academically and don’t have extracurricular activities that keep them engaged in school, such as art, drama, sports, and music. “When students are engaged, they’re less likely to misbehave,” he said. “That is the best form of prevention.” Josh Lofton High School, the I Am Ready program, and more recently, the LyncX Academy were designed to help students with behavioral problems. Often they’ve been

suspended and can’t attend their home school. But these efforts haven’t been effective, Vargas said, because they lacked the extra-curricular Superintendent activities Bolgen Vargas. component that PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK engages students. And programs like Pathways to Peace, which was created to help students resolve their conflicts without resorting to violence, won’t be effective either, if that’s the district’s only response, he said. The district’s preliminary data indicates that there have been about 7,200 suspensions from city schools so far this school year. About 5,500 were in-school suspensions, says district spokesperson Chip Partner, but more detailed information about the suspensions isn’t available. Collecting accurate data concerning suspensions has been a challenge for school officials, as it has been for attendance. Last year, some school board members questioned the administration’s claim that there were 5,500 suspensions for the 2012-2013 school year, believing that the figure was higher.

DEVELOPMENT | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

PAC fever Just what role Monroe County would play in terms of a downtown performing arts center is unclear. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says she has spoken to Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks about helping fund a downtown arts center, and that Brooks is open to the possibility. But a Brooks spokesperson says that without an actual plan, it’s difficult to say what if anything the county would commit to. | A probable annual operating deficit has been the sticking point for a downtown performing arts center; the uncertainty over that funding is why former mayor Tom Richards didn’t step in when Arnie Rothschild, board chair for the Rochester Broadway Theatre League, opted to attach the project to Medley Centre in Irondequoit. | But the Medley project has its own challenges, and many doubt that the redevelopment will ever take place. | Warren says the ambiguity with Medley gives the city an opportunity to talk to state government about funding RBTL’s arts center in Rochester’s downtown instead. Most of that money would probably be for construction, though, Warren says. | In addition to possible county funding, Warren has talked about pairing a downtown arts center with a movie theater, and adding a surcharge to the movie tickets to cover any operating deficit accrued by the performing arts center.

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the environmental statement. But faster trains travelling on dedicated tracks would shorten the trip time dramatically. The fastest option included in the transportation agencies’ study would shorten the trip to 4 hours and 25 minutes. The tradeoff: the necessary infrastructure would cost $14.7 billion. Other options would cost much less, but wouldn’t reduce trip times as much. And money has long been an obstacle to improving speeds and reliability on the Empire Corridor. Any rail projects will need federal funding, which must be authorized by Congress. While many urban Democrats want it, conservative Republicans tend to view high-speed rail as a boondoggle. As a result, rail funding is a perennial battle. “As long as we have the present House, we won’t build anything anywhere,” says House Representative Louise Slaughter, a longtime high-speed rail booster. The public may think of high-speed rail in

terms of the Asian and European systems, with trains that travel faster than any in the United

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Construction on the new Rochester train station should begin later this year. Pictured is a conceptual view of the station's exterior.

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New York’s long slog toward high-speed rail continues. For a couple of decades at least, state officials and Congressional representatives have put together studies and plans to improve New York’s passenger rail service. The results have been lackluster. Currently, trip lengths and reliability are major problems. Track conditions and outdated signal equipment often require trains to go slower than speed limits permit. And passenger trains often get stuck behind the slower-moving freight trains with which they share the tracks, which leads to delays. But state and federal officials have identified some rail projects that would speed up the passenger trains and cut down on delays along the Empire Corridor, the Amtrak line that runs from New York City to Buffalo and Niagara Falls. And once again, they’re getting ready to make a case for federal investment in those projects. Their efforts are now centered on a study by the state Department of Transportation and the Federal Railway Administration. The agencies recently released an initial assessment of five potential passenger-rail project options. The agencies will accept comments on the assessment – which is a draft environmental impact statement – through March 24, after which the FRA will select an option for further review. Public comments and state input will factor into its decision. The public will be able to learn about and comment on the options during a session on Friday, March 7, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square. The hearing is one of six being held around the state It’s not sexy, but the environmental statement basically lays out the rationale for why the federal government should spend money on New York’s passenger rail system. “The Federal Railroad Administration has said that states need to go through this environmental process before there will be significant federal investment in rail corridors,” says state Department of Transportation spokesperson Beau Duffy. The main purpose of the study, he says, is to “get us ready so that we can fund these projects.” High-speed rail boosters have long argued that faster, more reliable trains would provide the state with economic and environmental benefits. But many travelers don’t see the train as a viable way to get around. In many cases, cars are faster and more convenient. Right now, the average trip from Rochester to New York City takes approximately 6 hours and 40 minutes, says

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States. But the vision laid out in New York’s environmental assessment doesn’t go that far. Although the current speed limit on the Empire Corridor is 79 miles per hour, the average speed of the passenger trains is 51 miles per hour. Four of the five proposed options would allow for higher speed limits of 90, 110, or 125 miles per hour. And with the higher top speeds, average speeds are projected to increase, too. The environmental statement also says the projects would result in shorter trip times and would allow for additional daily round trips. The fifth alternative includes $200 million worth of improvements already in the works, along with regular maintenance. It’s essentially the status quo and would offer little benefit in terms of speed. With the exception of the fifth alternative, all of the options would alleviate problems with the tracks, signal system, and congestion. Two of the five options call for a separate passenger rail track from Albany to Buffalo, which would help eliminate the passenger-freight conflicts and allow for either

90 or 110 mile per hour speed limits. The new tracks would parallel existing rails. The 125 mile-per-hour option includes plans for a new cross-state corridor with electrified track. But that package has more drawbacks than the other proposals: it’s expensive, would take a long time to build, and would require buying some land. And some passenger trains would continue to use the existing rail tracks. Slaughter says state and federal officials should pursue the 125 mile-per-hour option. That option would generate the most passenger interest and would be particularly attractive to business travelers, she says. “I don’t want us to settle for something,” Slaughter says. “I want us to have the best that we can get.” All five alternatives include the construction of a new train station in Rochester. The state is currently soliciting construction proposals for that project, which are due March 14. The contracts will probably be awarded in late spring or early summer, says the DOT’s Duffy.

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Whichever option is chosen, higher speed passenger rail will come at a

price. Depending on the option chosen, projects could include new trains, facility upgrades, hundreds of miles of new track, and land purchases. All of the alternatives except the status quo option have estimated costs of $1.7 billion to $14.7 billion. The draft assessment says the largest source of the money will likely be federal funding. New York has spent a lot of money to encourage the use of rail in the state, particularly for freight, says Republican State Senator Joe Robach. If large passenger-rail projects are on the horizon, there should be “major federal participation” in the funding, he says. Robach is vice chair of the state Senate’s transportation committee and, according to reports, is likely to be appointed chair. But the last time Congress approved funding was when House and Senate Democrats passed the 2009 stimulus plan. The stimulus included $8 billion in grants for intercity rail projects, though many highspeed rail supporters had hoped for more. President Barack Obama is trying to get new funding for rail operations and projects as part of his 2014 budget proposal. He wants $40 billion over five years, but with the polarized Congress, the odds aren’t good. But Slaughter says that if the government could find $2 billion a week to fund the Iraq war, it should be able to find money to invest in important domestic infrastructure like high-speed rail. “We need to get some priorities straight here,” Slaughter says.

The defeat of the workers is designed to have a chilling effect, not only within a particular worksite but also in the community as a whole. In spite of the setbacks, over the past decade there have been serious organizing efforts by literally dozens of groups of employees in the immediate Rochester area, representing at least 4,000 workers, mostly low wage and disproportionately people of color. Their efforts were mostly unsuccessful, but they constitute a nearly continuous series of insurrections against poverty by groups of workers, a revolution that has gained no attention from the media and even less from the so-called liberal establishment nominally committed to reducing poverty. Where workers have been successful, the results are dramatic. Service workers at the University of Rochester have negotiated labor contracts over the years that provide for living wages, free and comprehensive family health insurance, a massive training and education fund, child-care allowances, and a college scholarship fund. These workers used their union to break down historical barriers to promotion by minorities. They are predominantly people of color and City of Rochester residents. They are often among the financial pillars of their struggling neighborhoods. Their successive collective bargaining agreements have not prevented their employer from prospering financially and expanding into the region’s largest employer. Rather than invent a new program, fund a new study, or give a new handout, why don’t we try empowering the very people, the poor, whom we profess to want to help? To do so, we must first recognize that they have in fact been fighting back for years, and that there is a very real, totalitarian-style repression alive and well in our town; a welldefined and systematic counter insurgency, one which must be stopped if we are to find a real solution to poverty. Without providing the vast majority of the poor, the working poor, with a decent standard of living, and that means a voice on their jobs, there is no solution to the education crisis, crime, and substandard housing plaguing Rochester. Time has proven that we can’t legislate poverty away. We can’t eradicate it through philanthropy or charity. Empowering working people worked once before. It built the American middle class. It’s time we tried it again.

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ROADS TO WELLNESS HEALTH CARE | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO PHOTOS | BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

im Eckberg spent much of the 90’s in and out of hospitals. Sometimes hospital personnel strapped him with a belt in a chair in his room to keep him from running away. When he wasn’t in a hospital psych ward, Eckberg was homeless for long periods, estranged from his family and friends. His parents, not knowing whether their son was dead or alive, took photos of him to psych wards and shelters, hoping someone would recognize him. During a particularly tormented period, Eckberg, a tall, lanky man with an earnest face, doused his body with kerosene and turpentine and tried to set himself on fire. Eckberg has schizophrenia, widely considered among the most serious of mental illnesses, though his condition is currently under control. “I heard a voice that others didn’t hear,” he says. “A voice in my head would say over and over, ‘You’ll be sorry if you wake up tomorrow morning.’ There are only two ways not to wake up; one is not to go to sleep and the other is to die.” For many people, serious mental illness — schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, severe

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depression — is a lifelong struggle causing hardships that others can’t begin to imagine. “Frequently, these are people living on the edges of the economy,” says Dr. Laurence Guttmacher, clinical director at Rochester Psychiatric Center. “These are often people who live in stress-filled neighborhoods. They struggle with paying for medications versus buying food.” But there are also many people with mental illnesses who have found a pathway to wellness. In this second installment of our examination of mental health programs and treatment in the Rochester area, people living with serious mental disorders share their experiences. Some have made remarkable recoveries and are living fulfilling lives, while others are still working toward better health. Though considerable progress has been made in the treatment of mental illness, many important questions are still unanswered: What are the challenges, hurdles, and pitfalls? And are people with mental illness ever completely cured, or is it a lifelong condition like diabetes that requires careful management? Receiving a clear and accurate diagnosis is generally every patient’s goal. But diagnosing mental illness isn’t always easy, and it can be an enormous hurdle and source of frustration for both patients and practitioners. Jonna Terhune, who is 30, says she’s been dealing with mental illness since she was 15, and it’s taken a long time to get a diagnosis. She says she came close to committing suicide. And during a psychotic episode, Terhune says, she accused her parents of strange behaviors. “I thought my mom was poisoning my father, and I thought my father was in a cult,” she says. “I began communicating with birds, and I thought they were sending me messages from God.” Terhune says she was being treated for posttraumatic stress and bipolar disorder, but sensed that

something was still wrong. “For a long time, I was put on medications that weren’t meant for the problems I was having,” Terhune says. Today she has an electronic device implanted in her chest that sends a tiny electronic pulse to her brain every three minutes, she says. The device, which resembles a pacemaker, tends to cause her to speak in a slow, deliberate pattern. The electrical stimulation is used to treat people with severe forms of depression. Mitch Stern, 44, says he had similar difficulty getting an accurate diagnosis. He says he experienced mild symptoms related to obsessive-compulsive disorder during his early college years. “I didn’t have an actual diagnosis until I was 30,” he says, “which was kind of late.” His more serious symptoms developed when he was in law school, he says. His girlfriend had left him, and he was about to take the bar exam. He had a breakdown that required hospitalization, he says, and he was eventually told that he was schizoaffective. The illness is described as a combination of schizophrenia and mood disorders. Stern says he spent more than two years drifting. During some of that time, he says, he lived on the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco, often off his medications. “I had delusions that I was telepathic with certain celebrities,” Stern says. At one point, he says, he entered

a home in the Hollywood Hills and made pancakes. The owners weren’t home, and the maid thought he was a guest. The adventure landed him in the LA County jail, he says. There are several reasons why it can be difficult to get a clear diagnosis, says Dr. Guttmacher. For starters, he says, many mental illnesses have similar symptoms. “Our diagnoses are still quite crude,” he says. “We’re much better at treating symptoms. We have medications that can do a pretty good job at treating your auditory hallucinations, for example.” If we compare the treatment options of the 1950’s to 2010, certainly people are better off, he says, but they’re often not as well off as they and the medical community would like. “Are there still people with mental illnesses in jail? Yes.” Guttmacher says. “But are there more people living on their own independently? Yes, that’s true, too.” Getting an accurate diagnosis would be easier if people had thorough evaluations, says Dr. John McIntyre, former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Unity Health. People are too often treated for what may seem like a temporary event. But frequently there are barriers preventing that from occurring, such as having adequate and consistent health insurance, says Guttmacher. And even when people have an evaluation that leads to an accurate diagnosis, Guttmacher says, taking medications properly and consistently is a significant problem. “Everybody has medication-compliance issues,” Guttmacher says. “Even I have problems with compliance.” But they’re often worse for people with mental illnesses, he says. The concern many people have with the medications is that they often don’t provide immediate results, Guttmacher says. Sometimes people don’t know whether the drugs are helping, he says, because they haven’t been taking them properly long enough. And many patients complain about the medications’ side effects, such as feeling logy, zoned out, or lightheaded. Sometimes there’s the possibility of weight gain, mood swings, and sexual dysfunction, too. “No wonder people don’t like taking them,” Guttmacher says. Arriving at a diagnosis and prescribing corresponding medications can also be

RESOURCES Rochester Community Mobile Crisis Team (585) 275-5151 | (585) 275-2700 TTY Outside of Monroe County: (800) 310-1160 National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) | Call anytime 24/7 www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Monroe County Office of Mental Health (585) 753-6047 www.monroecounty.gov/mh-index.php

complicated when a patient has multiple mental illnesses, sometimes referred to as dual diagnosis. It’s quite common for depression, for example, to be accompanied by drug and alcohol addictions. Fifty-two-year-old Stanley Deuel, who is recovering from alcoholism, says he remembers drinking and taking drugs when he was 13. He says he didn’t know, however, that he was also suffering from depression. “I could always stop taking drugs,” he says. “But not the alcohol.” Now sober after multiple hospitalizations and numerous failed treatment programs, Deuel says he owes his recovery to a University of Rochester Medical Center program. For the first time in his life, he says, his underlying problems with chronic depression are being addressed. “I think I had depression issues even as a kid,” Deuel says. There was a time, Deuel says, when he couldn’t even walk to his neighborhood store for a pack of cigarettes because he would invariably succumb and come out with a six-pack. He says he’s taking medication that eliminates the urges. Deuel, who says he attempted suicide three times, says he realizes now that he drank to numb his sense of low self-worth. He says the constant turmoil in his life – multiple arrests, marital and employment problems – has finally begun to fade. And he says he plans to go to college. “I’ve had a complex life, but I’m a simple person,” Deuel says. “I’ve survived this far, so it can only get better from here.” Many other people dealing with mental

health problems endured dysfunctional relationships early in life. Physical,

OPPOSITE: Stanley Deuel didn’t realize that he had been suffering from depression for years. ABOVE RIGHT: Nate Brown says being a nurturer is in his DNA. RIGHT: Jonna Terhune: It took some time to find the right medications to help her. 

Strong Behavioral Health (585) 275-3535 www.stronghealth.com/services/behavioralhealth Unity Health (585) 368-3600 inpatient (585) 368-6550 outpatient www.unityhealth.org

emotional, and sexual abuse were often major contributors to their disorders. So it’s not surprising that many people with mental illnesses have a long history of broken relationships and isolation. And even the most devoted parents, spouses, and siblings can be worn down emotionally, physically, and financially following years of early morning calls from jails, unexplained disappearances, and bouts of joblessness and homelessness. Connecting with others and rebuilding healthy relationships is another huge hurdle for people recovering from mental illnesses. Mitch Stern’s father, Gary, says it’s taken years for him to fully understand and accept his son’s mental illness. Though they clearly have an inseparable bond today, his son’s illness tested Gary’s resilience. “When he [Mitch] was born, my wife and I thought this is the next president of the United States,” says Gary Stern. “I think it took me 10 years to figure out what mental illness is all about.” While they’ve made tremendous progress in rebuilding their relationship, some difficult residual emotions still haunt father and son. “I’m still waiting to wake up from what I put my family through,” Mitch Stern says. Sometimes, however, it isn’t possible for an individual with a mental illness to reconnect with family members. Maybe the person’s parents are deceased and their siblings live far away. And help comes from neighbors like Nate Brown. Brown, a local radio host and health educator, says he’s a born nurturer. His

Rochester Psychiatric Center (585) 241-1200 www.omh.state.ny.us/omhweb/facilities/ropc/ facility.htm Rochester General Crisis Intervention Unit (585) 922-3728 www.rochestergeneral.org/centers-and-services/ behavioral-health-network/services/emergency-and-inpatient-services/ Mental Hygiene Legal Services (585) 530-3050 Villa of Hope - Youth and their families (585) 865-1550 | www.villaofhope.org Salvation Army (585) 987-9500 www.rochestersalvationarmy.org Mental Health Association (585) 325-3145 | www.mharochester.org Veteran’s Outreach Center (585) 546-1091 www.veteransoutreachcenter.org   St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center (585) 325-5260 | www.sjncenter.org National Alliance on Mental Illness (585) 423-1593 | www.namirochester.org The Center for Youth (585) 473-2464 | www.centerforyouth.net Baden Street Settlement (585) 325-4910 | www.badenstreet.org Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center (585) 325-1180 ext. 114 www.spirituschristi.org

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mother and grandmother were nurturers, too, he says. “It’s in my DNA,” Brown says. Brown has participated in a URMC program called Natural Helpers, which trains people in neighborhoods throughout the city to be supportive of others as a way to build community wellness. A natural helper’s support can take many forms – everything from reporting crime to noticing when a neighbor’s health is declining and helping the person find professional care. And Brown mentions a man he knew who had mental illness. “When he was taking his meds, he was fine,” Brown says. “When he didn’t take his meds, it would cause trouble. Sometimes I would see him talking to himself and I would just say, ‘How you doin’ today? Are you taking your medications like you’re supposed to?’ And it was O.K., because he knew I wasn’t trying to harm him.” The natural helper’s relationship is built on trust, Brown says. And he says there are a lot more natural helpers than we probably realize. They’re often the glue that holds neighborhoods together, he says. “You become a sounding board,” he says. “I listen. But the reason people will talk to me is because I live in the same neighborhood as they do. I see them every day. I know what they’re going through. Were you ever homeless? Ever lose your RG&E? Ever suspended from school? There’s common ground.” For many people who are living with mental illness, connecting with others who have a mental illness can offer hope and inspiration. Despite the horrific difficulties Jim Eckberg endured as a young man with schizophrenia, he spends much of his time these days with his wife, Eunice, in community outreach efforts. The couple facilitates support groups.

“I HEARD A VOICE THAT OTHERS DIDN'T HEAR.” - JIM ECKBERG

Eunice Eckberg, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, says having a mental illness doesn’t mean you can’t have a rich and fulfilling life. But some aspirations and dreams may not be possible, she says. For instance, she says she wanted to be a teacher, but later decided against it. But she says that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing other goals, including having a happy marriage – something many people with a mental illness might assume isn’t possible. After Eunice Eckberg’s mother had all but convinced her that her mental illness was something she brought upon herself, she thought she would remain single, she says. “My mother would say, ‘It’s your burden to bear; don’t blame me,’” says Eunice. ‘“If you just lived your life like you were raised, have a Christ-like lifestyle, you wouldn’t have these problems.’” Shortly after Eunice introduced her mother to Jim, her mother suffered a stroke. The couple ended up being her caretakers. Eunice describes it as a turning point in her life: the moment she was finally able to take control. “Have you heard the story about the ugly duckling that became a swan? Well, Eunice is the swan,” Jim Eckberg says. “I got lucky and married a swan.”

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theater community Send us your nominations for the

2014 Rochester Theater

HALL OF FAME City Newspaper is getting ready to induct new members into the Rochester Theater Hall of Fame, and we need your nominations. We want you to suggest actors, directors, musicians, stage managers, set designers, costume designers, producers, and other prominent member of the Rochester theater scene.

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INNOVATION • DEDICATION • PASSION • QUALITY OF WORK LASTING CONTRIBUTION TO ROCHESTER THEATER

This year's inductee will be announced at the TheatreROCS Showcase, scheduled for Saturday, April 19, at the Kodak Center for Performing Arts Previous inductees to the Rochester Theater Hall of Fame include Mark Cuddy, John Haldoupis, Herb Katz, and Adele Fico.

submissions Submissions should be 400-500 words in an essay format. In the essay, please describe why your nominee deserves this award, citing specific examples of the person's work and how they meet the above criteria. You may nominate yourself, or another member of the local theater community.

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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.)

Israel 2014 lecture

The second lecture in the Israel 2014 series features intelligence analyst Avi Melamed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 27. Melamed will discuss Arab affairs and their impact on Israel and the region. His lecture will be held at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue.

Green workshop The New York State Pollution Prevention

Institute will hold a workshop, “How Green is Your Clean?” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. The workshop will be held at the Carlson MetroCenter YMCA, 444 East Main Street.

Health care reform talk

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will present “Emerging Health Care Reform,” at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. The talk will be given by Art Streeter, project manager and health planner with Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency. The main drivers of health

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care costs and how those costs are being addressed are some of the topics that Streeter will cover. The event will be held at 115 South Avenue.

Race and inequity discussion

As part of its March Monday Mayhem, the Flying Squirrel encourages attendees to read “The Problem with Privilege,” by Andrea Smith. A Squirrel member will provide a brief summary of the article and then open the floor to discussion at a 7 p.m. event on Monday, March 3, at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street.

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Dining

Christmas Roll (left) and New Orleans Roll with pickled ginger (right) from Taka House in Webster. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

Raw materials [ ROUND-UP ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO

You don’t need me to tell you that sushi ain’t all that cheap, which is why it’s easy to get stuck in a comfortable rut with regular visits to restaurants at which you’re certain that your money will be wisely spent. That’s where I come in. Between the professional writing and the amateur eating, I can safely say that I’ve visited nearly every Japanese spot that Monroe County has to offer. Of course, I have my favorites (love you, Tokyo!), but that doesn’t mean I’m not up for a little action on the side. It’s been a few years since my last sushi round-up, and in that time the fish-and-rice landscape has changed significantly. So with Lent imminent, it’s as good a time as any to make the maki rounds again to see what’s new and who’s demonstrated staying power. We know you have an opinion, so hip us to your favorite local sushi spots by commenting on this article at rochestercitynewspaper.com. At one point there were no less than five sushi places in Webster, and now that the market has sorted itself out, Taka House (809 Ridge Road, Webster, 671-8520, takahouse. com) is among those that remain. Open since 2006, the bright, cozy Taka House offers up a solid menu of Japanese-restaurant staples, including sushi, sashimi, and creative maki with both raw and cooked components. The

New Orleans Roll ($6.95), for instance, stars spicy crawfish, while the comforting Webster Roll ($9.95) features warm shrimp tempura, soft cream cheese, smoked salmon and sweet eel sauce. But I’ve noticed that I tend to lean toward the maki that incorporate fruit, like the Christmas Roll ($10.95), a riot of crab, shrimp, tuna, avocado, crunchy tempura bits, briny roe, and, on that day, vivid mango. Tucked away in the corner of Westmar Plaza in Gates, the 11-year-old Edoya (2131 Buffalo Road, 247-4866, edoyasushi.webs. com) might be one of those secrets that hardcore sushi fans would prefer to keep to themselves. Both the space and the menu are rather streamlined, so if you require the neondrenched dazzle that’s become de rigueur at the newer joints, look elsewhere. But if you’re in the mood for reliably tasty Japanese food, then Edoya’s got you covered. Maki highlights include the Fire Roll, with crab, tempura bits, lots of tuna, and what’s accurately described as “extra spicy sauce,” plus there’s Edoya’s popular takoyaki ($5.50), fried flavor bombs of chopped octopus, veggies, and a hint of ginger, kissed with gossamer fish flakes. Oh, and the online menu doesn’t reflect this, but Edoya also does a few kinds of ramen. The Hylan Drive entrance of Marketplace Mall is where you’ll encounter Rochester’s newest sushi option, the swanky Nickel City import Papaya Asian Kitchen & Bar (270 Miracle Mile Drive, 272-

7425, papayarochester.com). The fusion menu skews Thai, but there is also some unconventional maki afoot (along with lush, pillowy pork-belly buns). The succinctly named Steak Roll ($12) provides the venue for a no-brainer marriage between seared beef and piquant horseradish aioli, while the deceptively simple Lava Roll ($13) combines ahi tuna, avocado, and spicy red-miso crab. And, of course, there’s a Buffalo Roll ($11): tempura chicken, blue cheese, celery sprouts, and a tiny kick of hot sauce. Many people think of Osaka Sushi (3240 Chili Ave., 571-4889, osakasushiroc.com) as “that all-you-can-eat place,” and though going that particular route is the optimal way to sample as much as possible from Osaka’s extensive menu, it’s not mandatory. There are a number of sushi and sashimi combinations curated by season, and the a-la-carte selections are excellently priced. The Pink Lady Roll ($7.95) caters to the nori-averse by wrapping a refreshing melange of steamed shrimp, crab, lettuce, and avocado in soybean paper, and the Upstate Roll ($8.95) combines tuna, asparagus, and cream cheese, topped by spicy salmon. But the adorable sushi pizza ($6.55) might be better described as sushi arancini: a crispy rice patty topped with the protein of your choosing and plated with a beautiful cherry-blossom tree drawn with sauces. Formerly known as Kakachi, Sushi King (1825 Penfield Road, 381-7999,

kakachisushiking.com) sits at the Four Corners in Penfield and, with the exception of several tempura and teriyaki options, pretty much concentrates on its sushi program. The Alaska Beauty Roll ($11.95) showcases salmon in both raw and tempura’d states, along with asparagus and a zesty mayonnaise, while the decadent Penfield Roll ($12.95) combines lobster salad, sweet-potato tempura, and asparagus, then gets gilded with peppered tuna. Vegetarians should also find much to appreciate here, from avocado tempura to an impressive roster of fish-free maki. But ask an informed purist where to go for sushi, and they will usually direct you straight to Swillburg mainstay Shiki (1054 S. Clinton Ave., 271-2090, shikirestaurant. us). The rolls are of the classic variety, like spicy tuna ($5); futomaki ($5) with crab, egg, and vegetables; and the eel-based Dragon Roll ($10.50), but it’s safe to say that the impeccably crafted sushi and sashimi are what draw most diners to Shiki. There are, of course, combos, along with the option to select piece by piece. But chirashi ($16.50) offers the best of both worlds, an assortment of jewel-cut sashimi gorgeously arranged on a bed of vinegared rice. And that’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it? Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13

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XRIJF: Janelle Monae Friday, June 20. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. $55-$95. 8 p.m. rochesterjazz.com [ JAZZ ]

XRIJF: Fourplay Tuesday, June 24. Kodak Hall at Eastman

Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. $40-$85. 8 p.m. rochesterjazz.com [ POP/ROCK ]

XRIJF: Michael McDonald Wednesday, June 25. Kodak

Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. $80-$105. 8 p.m. rochesterjazz.com

Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio SUNDAY, MARCH 2 LOVIN’ CUP, 300 PARK POINT DRIVE 7 P.M. | $10 | 292-9940, LOVINCUP.COM.

[ JAZZ ] There is no doubt that Juanito Pascual is a master of the wing-spread strums, percussive taps, and gorgeous melodic runs that characterize Flamenco guitar. And you can count on him to explore every facet of the repertoire. But that’s not enough for Pascual and his New Flamenco Trio. The group expands the genre with some unlikely choices. Funny thing is, if you’d never heard it before, you might think a tune like “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is a Flamenco classic. — BY RON NETSKY

Joe Crookston SATURDAY, MARCH 1 CAFÉ VERITAS, 220 S. WINTON ROAD 7:30 P.M. | $10-$18 | CAFEVERITAS.ORG [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Ithaca-based singer-songwriter Joe Crookston writes heartfelt story-songs that transport his listeners to a variety of different worlds. The topics of his stories range from personal to fictional to historical, all of which are delivered in a pleasing folk-music setting. His music is reminiscent of the folk revival of the 60’s, calling to mind artists such as Neil Young, Tim Buckley, and Cat Stevens — with a bit of old-time country thrown into the mix. — BY LEAH CREARY

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

[ ALBUM REVIEWS ]

Teagan and the Tweeds “Searching Game” SELF-RELEASED teaganandthetweeds.com

Alvin Ray Jr. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY. 6 P.M. | $5 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM [ POP/ROCK ] As an acoustic performer, Miche Fambro hadn’t played an electric guitar in ages; the jazz troubadour even considered selling his amplifier. So when Fambro finally plugged in last year, he channeled his inner Jimi Hendrix and Alvin Ray Jr. was born. Fambro reached out to fellow local scene veterans Roy Stein and Craig Moffitt to complete the character-driven, eponymously named musical trio. Stein’s drums set the pace while Moffitt lays down a foundation of bluesrooted bass lines for Fambro’s psychedelic riffs. Suffice to say, it rocks. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR

Rochester Lyric Opera Chamber Opera Festival FEBRUARY 28-SUNDAY, MARCH 2 VARIOUS LOCATIONS, TIMES, AND PRICES ROCHESTERLYRICOPERA.ORG [ CLASSICAL ] Not one but three productions will

highlight the 3rd Annual Chamber Opera Festival, presented this weekend by Rochester Lyric Opera: “The Apothecary” (by Haydn), “Gallantry” (by Douglas Moore), and “The Happy Prince” (setting by Malcolm Williamson). “Gallantry” is a parody of the television soap opera “General Hospital,” which makes it a modern compliment to “The Apothecary,” a romantic farce set in an 18th century pharmacy.

[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

Rob & Gary Acoustic.

I’ve witnessed Teagan and the Tweeds’ ballsy onstage bombast enough to know that it’s got to be hard to saddle this pony in the studio. The band’s new album, aptly titled “Searching Game,” finds the group exploring outside of its hammerdown, soul-shaking bailiwick. The varied songs — from the lovelorn, like the title track, to lowdown barnburners like “Morning Glory” — dictate where the listener goes on this 11-song roots-rock rollercoaster ride. There’ s nothing more heartbreaking than Tommy Formicola’s pedal steel as he uses it to liberally paint the sky, or more inspirational than Katy Wright’s go-go boogie on the keys like the soap-opera-in-a-cathedral cut “Lover of Mine.” Or just check out her out quoting Brother Ray on “Jack of All Trades.” And of course, there’s guitarist Lou Giglio playing with the reserve of a rattlesnake coiled to strike. “Searching Game” is an all-around fun, rocking, rolling platter with a well-represented cross-section of the band’s multi-genre bop, with Teagan Ward’s beautiful and powerful singing as the red-headed cherry on top. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ COUNTRY ]

5th Annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash. Abilene

Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $5. Nick Young. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

Retro Game Night w/Rob Morley. Vertex Night Club,

169 N. Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8.

TeenSet 45 Black History Month Themed Dance Party.

Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Midnight. Free.

Scott H. Biram [ JAZZ ]

“Nothin’ But Blood” BLOODSHOT RECORDS scottbiram.com

Scott H. Biram is salaciously sanctified, resolute in his damnation. That’s no joke — Biram does not cop to that can-I-get-an-amen shtick. And on “Nothin’ But Blood” he extends his 11th invitation to join him on the ride. On this album Biram is slightly more acoustified than before. But this hellacious one-man band out of Texas still brings the pain and the heartache bathed in gutbucket-blues raunch, metal mania, and honkytonk splendor. It’s rough and raw. His demons are met head on with a shriek and a wink as Biram is lyrically couched in ironic humor. “Only whiskey can share my bed,” he hollers in a mash-up of the black Delta and the hillbilly South, before intoning on tracks like Willie Dixon’s “Back Door Man” with a ragged roar. Biram sings like a 10-foot-tall lumberjack or a jack-leg preacher, and “Nothin’ But Blood” is dark, menacing, and lovely. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

— BY PALOMA CAPANNA

El Rojo Jazz. Pomodoro, 3400 Monroe Ave. 586-7000. mypomodoro.com. 6 p.m. Call for info. Kyle Vock Duo. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ]

Personal Blend. Temple Bar

and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille. com. 10 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]

Alex Patrick. Little Theatre

Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.

King Buffalo w/Pontiak, Orodruin. Bug Jar, 219

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 EASTMAN WIND ORCHESTRA – MARK DAVIS SCATTERDAY, CONDUCTOR Bach/Hunsberger’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor; Husa’s Les Couleurs Fauves; Danyew’s This World Alive; Lukas’ Musica Boema Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8 pm Free THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 GUEST RECITAL – IRVINE ARDITTI, VIOLIN Music of Berio, Ferneyhough, Paredes, and Sciarrino Hatch Recital Hall, 12 pm

Tickets $10 general public (free with U/R ID) EASTMAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE – MICHAEL BURRITT, DIRECTOR Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm Free FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 EASTMAN CHORALE – WILLIAM WEINERT AND LEE WRIGHT, CONDUCTORS WITH PALMYRA-MACEDON HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR – JILL DAVIS, CONDUCTOR Music of Frank Martin and

African-American Spirituals Christ Church, 8 pm Free SUNDAY, MARCH 2 EASTMAN-RANLET SERIES – PACIFICA QUARTET Haydn’s Quartet in B flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise”; Britten’s Quartet No. 2, Op. 36; Brahms’ Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1 Kilbourn Hall, 3 pm Tickets $15 - $25 general public (discount with U/R ID

MONDAY, MARCH 3 FACULTY ARTIST SERIES – STEVEN DOANE, CELLO AND BARRY SNYDER, PIANO Music of Bach and Lutoslawski Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm Tickets $10 general public (free with U/R ID)

Clarke’s Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale; Bruch’s Romantic Pieces Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm Tickets $15 - $25 general public (discount with U/R ID)

TUESDAY, MARCH 4 KILBOURN CONCERT SERIES – SCHUMANN TRIO FEATURING MICHAEL TREE, VIOLA; ANTHONY MCGILL, CLARINET; AND ANNA POLONSKY, PIANO Schumann’s Fairy Tales, Op. 132;

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Music camps. Today Greco, Jr. is his father’s biggest inspiration, but when he was born, the situation was bleak. “They didn’t think he was going to make it,” Greco says. “Meanwhile, I had an agent calling with gigs. I had just started breaking through.” His career skidded to a halt. “It was horrible from day one,” he says. “That was a really dark time. There was no way I could go out on the road and be funny.” Greco found work where he could —

“Music isn’t a choice; it’s what I do. It’s what I love,” says Bob Greco. He now plays originals with his own band, and fronts the popular party band Nik and the Nice Guys. PHOTO PROVIDED

Being Bob Greco Bob Greco BOBGRECOBAND.COM [ FEATURE ] BY FRANK DE BLASE

Bob Greco can’t help it. He is what he is: a musician, a comedian, a father. He has had brushes with triumph and brushes with death. He’s lived the high life, he’s been down and out. He’s seen the world while singing and performing with party band to the stars, Nik and the Nice Guys. He shows his soul fronting his own Bob Greco Band, and is the proud father to a young man with an incredible story of his own. At 49, Greco, an on-stage wisenheimer, still rocks and rolls with the punches. He dishes out a few as well, and shows no indication of slowing down — though a heart attack three years ago stopped him from smoking. You could say the dude abides, and he adjusts. He always did what it took to get on stage. “I used to play trumpet in school,” Greco says. “I always sang, did comedy. Somebody would need a keyboard player, I’d buy keyboard gear. That band would 16 CITY FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 4, 2014

break up, somebody would need a bass player. So I’d sell all my keyboard gear and buy bass gear, then guitar gear, and so on.” Greco’s first real gig was at the Penny Arcade when he was 17. “The band was called Stiff Kitten. We had this papiermâché cat on a cross. It had nothing to do with putting God down — I’m Catholic, my mother would have killed me — it was just cool. We did get shut down early when we played Bishop Kearney High School, though. Up went the papiermâché cat, and off went the power. Yup, Stiff Kitten.” Clearly the humor was there — a smartass was brewing beneath. Greco started pursuing the hi-yuks and guffaws full time. “I went hardcore into comedy, he says. “I gave up music for seven years. Comedy came easy for me. It was easy to walk into a packed club and just be an asshole. It was awesome. And…they had to listen. Also, I was the best looking guy on stage, because I was the only guy on stage.” But the ha-ha highway had a downside

that music did not, and at the heart of it, Greco was first and foremost a musician.

“The problem is,” he says, “after the show, you sign a few autographs, feeling on top of the world, but then you go back to the hotel, and you’re alone.” Doubt and loneliness began to creep in. “I played somewhere — Saskatchewan, I think,” he says. “Wherever up in Canada where it looks like the moon. Those were the days you go, ‘What am I doing? I could’ve been a plumber.’ With the band, it’s just like you’re with family all the time, having fun.” Still, Greco was doing well. The phone was starting to ring — a lot. “I was doing really well,” says Greco. “I was doing some work for Second City in Chicago. I had started writing music again. I was touring with Dennis Miller, Andrew Dice Clay…and then my son was born.” Bob Greco, Jr. was born in 1989 with arthrogryposis; a disease that has rendered him a quadriplegic. In coping with this disease, he had 24 operations, many of them as a child. Despite the monumental hurdles he’s had to endure, the now adult Greco, Jr. has served as assistant offensive line coach at St. John Fisher college and worked with Jim Kelly at his football

tending bar, hosting morning radio, ultimately purchasing Gallagher’s Irish Pub in Geneva. It was the straight life for Greco, until his then-10-year-old son admonished his dad for giving up on his goals. “It was my son who said you’ve got to go back,” Greco says. “He was upset that I’d given it up for him.” That was followed by a serendipitous — albeit humbling — encounter with the singer from Nik and the Nice Guys. “He walked up and said, ‘Weren’t you Bob Greco?’” Despite the back-handed compliment, he offered the gig to Greco. Besides Greco taking a break to record his solo CD “On The Run,” this began his 20year relationship with the band. In that time he’s taken some heat from folks who feel he should be doing more of his own music, not fronting a cover-heavy party band. “You take a lot of crap,” he says “‘Well, aren’t you selling out?’” Greco holds the doubters in the same esteem he does with those who have told him to get a real job. “There’s nothing more satisfying than touring and playing your own music. And we’ve done great,” he says, referring to his own Bob Greco Band. “But then you’re like, Gosh, we gotta eat… Nik has taught me to perform, how to talk to an audience, and be willing to sing Kool and the Gang and ‘Mustang Sally’ every night. But I’ve gotten to tour the world with the band. I’ve done 14 pre-games for the Super Bowl, the Olympics… Music isn’t a choice; it’s what I do. It’s what I love. Everything I do has a song attached to it.”

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Joe Beard. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. The Bluesbirds. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.

[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

Hawker M. James, Nick Young. Abilene Bar & Lounge,

153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8:30 p.m. $5. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Johnny Bauer. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N. Goodman St. 2663570. 7 p.m. Call for info. Jon Lewis w/Lexi Weege. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. Old Timey Jam. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 6:30 p.m. Call for info.

Salsa Night presented by Essence of Rhythm. Lovin’

Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. $5-$10. [ BLUES ]

The Skeleton Keys. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]

Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts. First Univeralist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free.

Guest Recital - Irvine Arditti, violin. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. Noon. $10.

Jubilee! A Celebration of African-American Composers.

Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. Free. [ JAZZ ]

Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays ft. The Charles Mitchell Group.

Espada Brazilian Steak, 274 N. Goodman St. Village Gate. 473-0050. espadasteak.com. 6 p.m. Free.

Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next

Door Bar & Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 249-4575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free. John Palocy Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. Mike Kaupa. Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. 348-9104. 6 p.m. Call for info. Phat Cats. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 8 p.m. Free.

The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.

Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-

[ CLASSICAL ]

Gospel Fridays: School of the Arts Choir. City Hall, 30

Church St. cityofrochester.gov. 12:30 p.m. City Hall Atrium. Call for info.

Rochester Lyric Opera 2014 Chamber Opera Festival. ROOTS ROCK | JD MCPHERSON

JD McPherson is one no-nonsense, no-frills rock ’n’ roller. Don’t get me wrong; I dig the frills — the Chuck Berry duck walk, the Pete Townshend windmill, the Eddie Angel invisible twang, the Wendy O Williams chainsaw, and so on. But sometimes it’s nice to see a guitar player bite his lip, lean into his instrument, and wring out some tight, terse, tantalizing twang. McPherson’s playing is punchy, powerful, and to the point. With his excellent debut album, “Signs and Signifiers,” McPherson rapidly became the roots-rock savior of our time on TV, radio, and stage. It could have something to do with Rochester rat-a-tat rhythmairre Jay Smay tapping on the tubs. Go to this show or regret it for a long, long time. JD McPherson plays Tuesday and Wednesday March 4 & 5, 8:30 p.m. nightly at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $15-$20. abilenebarandlounge.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE 4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Roncone’s, 232

Lyell Ave. 458-3090. ItalianRestaurantRochester. com. 6 p.m. Free. Virtual Trio. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. thelowermill.com. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. [ KARAOKE ]

Karaoke at Center Cafe. 7 p.m. Free.

[ POP/ROCK ]

Caveman w/Roadkill Ghost Choir, The Heroic Enthusiasts.

Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $8-$10. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. The Jane Mutiny. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Mad Doctors w/Pony Hand . Skylark Lounge, 40

South Union St. 270-8106. theskylarklounge.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Nimrod Wildfire. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Benjamin Sheridan. ,. Fourth Friday of every month, 9 p.m. Salvatore’s Pizzeria at The Garage Door. 149 East Ridge Road. Free. Jim Lane. 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. Brockport. 637-2383. 58main.com. 8 p.m. Free. Pan de Oro. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Patrick Jaouen. Black Button Distilling, 85 Railroad St. 7304512. blackbuttondistilling. com. 7 p.m. Call for info. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free. Soul Folk. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market. attheyards. com. 7 p.m. $7. Tim Lowe & Guests. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco. com. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]

Big Mike & The Motivators.

The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.

Gap Mangione New Blues Band. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa,

199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. 4428676. Various times and locations. See website for complete festival schedule. operaguildofrochester.org.

RPO: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand. Kodak Hall at

232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177. com. 4:30 p.m. Free.

The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.

Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. Sofrito. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 8:30 p.m. Free. [ R&B ]

Alvin Ray Jr. w/Honey Spine.

Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 6 p.m. $5.

Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $15-$92.

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[ COUNTRY ]

Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory. com. 10 p.m. $15-$20.

Buddy Hart Band. Sandra’s

Saloon, 276 Smith St. 585-2856786. 9 p.m. Free.

Country Fridays ft. Tumbleweed Highway. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. $3. HayWire. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

Electric Boogaloo, Sound ExChange Project. Skylark

Lounge, 40 South Union St. 270-8106. theskylarklounge. com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Happy Hour: DJ NaNa. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. 21+. Free.

Ticky TY w/DJ Transcend, Victor Gig. Love Nightclub, 45

Euclid St. 222-5683. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]

Anthony Giannavola. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Bobby DiBaudo Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,

1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next

Door Bar & Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 249-4575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free.

Last Friday Jazz Heritage Series w/Dr. Carl Atkins and Culture Clash. Baobab

Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 7 p.m. Call for info. Marco Amadio. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St.

The 8th Annual British Affair ft. Selecta Preece, Maestro, Damo D, and Massive D.

Slap Weh Fridays ft. Blazin Fiyah. Eclipse Bar & Lounge,

372 Thurston Rd. 235-9409. Call for info. [ REGGAE/JAM ]

Conehead Buddha w/Subsoil. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Noble Vibes. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon. com. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ] Catch 22. T.C. Hooligans, 134 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 2257180. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. Haewa. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. Free. Jokin’ Steves w/Marty Roberts. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 5 p.m. Free.

Linus In the Sapphire, Time Toad, and Brian Loughner Blues Explosion. Monty’s

Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 2717050. 9:30 p.m. 21+. $3. The Mid Card. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook. com/PineappleJacks. 9:30 p.m. Call for info Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook. com/PineappleJacks. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. Push. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. nolasweb.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. See Alice, Taran Band. Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 585924-3232. fingerlakesgaming. com. Call for info. The Subject To Change. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info.

VICE w/Ghost x Ship, The Weight We Carry, Life for a Life, and Holy War . Bug

Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $6-$8.

Violet Mary, The Brian Lindsay Band.. Zeppa

Auditorium, German House, 315 Gregory St. 563-6241. 7:30 p.m. $5.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Acoustic Saturdays. Rush Church, 6200 Rush Lima Rd. Rush. 568-2178. thecafearoma.com. First Saturday of every month, 7 p.m. Free.

Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess w/The Charlie Mitchell Group. Abilene Bar & Lounge,

153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8 p.m. $8. Jim Lane Benefit Show. Pint & Goblet Tavern, 300 Village Square Blvd. Honeoye Falls. 624-4386. cbsbrewing. com/visiting-cbs-brewingcompany/pint-goblet/. 6 p.m. Donations accepted.

Joe Crookston and Peter Glanville. Cafe Veritas at First

Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South. 7:30 p.m. $18. Lake Effect. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. Hamlin. 964-2010. hamlinstation.net. 8:30 p.m. Call for info.

Mardi Gras ft. Die Lustigen Almdudler. ,. 6 p.m. St. Mary

The Protectress Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. 3176 St. Paul Blvd. 872-3172. Call for info. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]

Out of the Blue. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]

Rochester Lyric Opera 2014 Chamber Opera Festival. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. 4428676. Various times and locations. See website for complete festival schedule. operaguildofrochester.org.

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Rochester seems to be growing theater groups left and right, and many of them have adventurous ideas about programming. Good local actors get substantial roles to play, interesting plays get revivals or first local showings, and audiences win. Limelight Productions’ current show, Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage”, is an excellent example — a celebrated, if awfully flawed, play that is well performed. “God of Carnage” begins with a meeting in a Brooklyn living room between two uneasy married couples; the son of one has recently injured the other in a playground confrontation, knocking out two of his teeth. The parents of the attacker are an arrogant shark of a lawyer (James Heath) and his mousy wife (Gretchen Woodworth), who is “in wealth management”; the victim’s father is a wholesaler of household products (Kevin Sean Sweeney) and his mother is “writing a book about Darfur” (a wonderfully dilettantish phrase) and otherwise busies herself working in an-art gallery

store. (The characters’ names are Alan, Annette, Michael, and Veronica, but I keep thinking of them as Nick, Honey, George, and Martha.) They initially approach each other with elaborate courtesy, but after a few unguarded phrases, the kid gloves come off and the claws show. Things become progressively less civilized and, to say the least, confrontational as the children are forgotten and the parents’ own problems come to the surface. By the end of the play (only 80 minutes long, and without an intermission), all four are humiliated, drunk, and miserable. “What do we know?” asks one character. Blackout. Along the way, unspeakable things are done to a hamster, a cell phone, and a bottle of rum. Like Reza’s other well-known play,

“Art”, “God of Carnage” has been an international, award-winning success in Paris, London, New York, Serbia, Dubai — you name it — and was also adapted into a movie. I was glad of the chance to see it locally, but the play itself seems thin and perfunctory (as did “Art,” come to think of it), more an extended, bad-tempered skit than a play. The characters are oddly dislikeable from the beginning, and Reza puts them in some very contrived situations. For example, Alan, the lawyer, is representing a shady pharmaceutical firm peddling a medicine with bad side

effects — which of course Michael’s mother has just started taking. Some of the language doesn’t quite ring true, either, though I wonder if this has anything to do with translation: the original play is in French, then was translated into English by Christopher Hampton for London, and it was further Americanized (or to be precise, Brooklynized) for Broadway. (Perhaps it should be further adapted to fit wherever it is being performed; I like the idea of this little nightmare playing out in, say, a Pittsford living room, or in Corn Hill, with references to Trader Joe’s and I-490.) It’s interesting to compare “God of Carnage” to Bruce Norris’s “Clybourne Park,” now playing at Geva; each play could be described (as Reza’s play is) as “a comedy of manners without the manners.” Both playwrights show how quickly “civilized” language and behavior can deteriorate under pressure. Norris’s play raises definite social questions about race and class; some of his characters border on the cartoonish, but they register as real people. “God of Carnage” mostly strikes me as boulevard nihilism: people are animals, says Reza, and that’s about that. The play is not terribly funny, not terribly profound, and not as shocking as advertised. I get the impression that this shallow play works best as a high-powered showcase for its four actors — each of whom has to do some pretty heavy individual lifting during the play’s brief span — and for a director who can bring them to a fever pitch. The actors in Limelight’s production, all very experienced, create a worthy ensemble and do very well at filling out the outlines of the sketchy characters. David Woodworth’s direction, however, doesn’t give the play the energy and the shape it seems to require. Despite its brevity, it seems leisurely and rambling; much of the intended humor doesn’t really land. The several violent confrontations, which must be difficult to stage effectively, are more awkward than surprising. The theatrically curious will want to catch this famous play and judge it for themselves. But despite its good cast, I found “God of Carnage” to be a disappointment.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. Roses & Revolutions. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free.

[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

Fadda Catt’s Annual Birthday Bash ft. Big Belly Sky Juice, DJ Scully Ocean Sound, and GhettoBlasta.

Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory. com. 10 p.m. $20-$30. Frankie Bones. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 2225683. 10 p.m. Call for info. One Dance Company. Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 585924-3232. fingerlakesgaming. com. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]

Cousin Vinny. ,. 671-9420. 8 p.m. @ Salvatore’s Pizzeria & Pub, 1217 Bay Road. Free.

Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,

1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next

Door Bar & Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 249-4575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free.

Kristopher Sullivan Trio. Bistro 135, 135

W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. Marco Amadio. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 9248000. 6:30 p.m. Call for info.

The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.

Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. Ryan from El Rojo Jazz. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Special Blend. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Steve Grills. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. thelowermill.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.

Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Jasmine’s Asian

Fusion, 657 Ridge Rd. Webster. 216-1290. JasminesAsianFusion.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Two for the Road. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ]

Kozy Soul w/The Fevertones.

Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. MoChester. Captain Jack’s Good Time Tavern, 8505 Greig St. Sodus. 483-9570. captainjacksgoodtimetavern. com. 9 p.m. Call for info.

[ POP/ROCK ]

JD McPherson and Band.

Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $15-$20.

Vaporizer w/Vattnet Viskar, Controller By Fear, and Halothane. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $7-$9.

POP | CAVEMAN

CLASSICAL | PACIFICA QUARTET

Brooklyn-based band Caveman creates atmospheric, synth-based indie-pop that calls to mind prominent contemporary bands like The Shins, Fleet Foxes, and Bon Iver. Since the release of the 2011 album “Coco Beware,” Caveman has garnered much positive attention from the press, in addition to performing alongside some major indie-pop acts. In 2013, Caveman released its latest, self-titled studio album, full of hazy, wall-of-sound tracks that embrace a nu-folk aesthetic, combined with an obvious love for post-punk bands like The Smiths and Joy Division.

Haydn, Britten, and Brahms. For a certain segment of the classical music audience, this is all that I need to say to signal a concert of interest. When I add “quartet” to the word play, another segment gets in line. And before we know it, Kilbourn Hall will be packed for the upcoming performance by the Pacifica Quartet. The Pacifica Quartet recently finished recording the complete string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich, and this spring its members are off to European venues that include the Paris String Quartet Biennial and performances in London’s Wigmore Hall.

Caveman performs with Roadkill Ghost Choir and The Heroic Enthusiasts on Thursday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $8-$10. bugjar.com. — BY LEAH CREARY Turnip Stampede. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. Upstate Showcase ft. Funktional Flow.

Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]

Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 2714930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Nick Shaefer. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 6970235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.

Close Your Eyes w/Affiance.

California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. Call for info. Download. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ PineappleJacks. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. Five-0. T.C. Hooligans, 134 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 2257180. 9:30 p.m. Call for info.

Joywave w/KOPPS, FOWLS, and Hawker M. James. Bug

[ CLASSICAL ]

Compline w/Candlelight Concert. Christ Church,

141 East Ave. 454-3878. christchurchrochester.org. 8:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted.

The Pacifica Quartet performs Sunday, March 2, 3 p.m. at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. $15-$25 (discounts to UR ID holders). 454-2100, esm.rochester.edu. — BY PALOMA CAPANNA [ COUNTRY ]

The Bronco Vic Band.

Sandra’s Saloon, 276 Smith St. 585-285-6786. 4 p.m. Free. [ JAZZ ]

Juanito Pascual’s New Flamenco Trio. Lovin’ Cup,

300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. $10. Michael Vadala Trio. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. 5:30 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]

Eastman-Ranlet Series Pacifica Quartet. Kilbourn Hall,

Commander Cody & Band . Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $20.

Joe Blackburn, Aeolian Pipe Organ. George Eastman

The Copyrights w/The Emersons, The Gowns, and Ghost Righter . Bug Jar, 219

26 Gibbs St. esm.rochester. edu. 3 p.m. $15-$25.

Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $10-$12.

House, 900 East Ave. 3 p.m. Free w/museum admission.

Nokturnal Hellstorm, Chillum, and Highest Leviathan. Monty’s Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 9:30 p.m. 21+. $3.

Pegasus: Paul O’Dette, lute. Downtown United

Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street. 325-4000. 4 p.m. $10-$75.

Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $8-$10. Metal Church . Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 7:30 p.m. $18-$20.

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

Rochester Lyric Opera 2014 Chamber Opera Festival.

MONDAY, MARCH 3

[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

Celtic Music Sundays. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille. com. 7 p.m. Free.

Celtic Music Sundays: Dave North. Temple Bar and Grille,

109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.

Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. 4428676. Various times and locations. See website for complete festival schedule. operaguildofrochester.org. RPO: Music and Dance. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 2 p.m. $25.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] The Black Lillies. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $10-$12. [ JAZZ ]

Jim Nugent Trio. Bistro

135, 135 W. Commercial St.

East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]

War of Ages w/Mouth of the South, This is Home, AFR, and Without a Reason. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $10-$12.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] James Oddy. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.

[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Dave McGrath. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Free. Derek Knott. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Goitse. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]

Guest Recital - Momenta Quartet. Eastman East Wing

Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $10. [ JAZZ ]

The Rita Collective. Bistro

135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. Ryan from El Rojo Jazz. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. 6 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]

[ BLUES ]

Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]

Kilbourn Concert Series Schumann Trio. Kilbourn Hall,

The Can’t Tells w/Skirts, Fish God, and Cult Classic.

Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $7-$9. JD McPherson and Band. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $15-$20.

26 Gibbs St. esm.rochester. edu. 8 p.m. $15-$25. [ COUNTRY ]

Amy Montrois Trio. The Titus

Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 2705365. titustavern.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]

Bob Hanley. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. Call for info. Mark Bader. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19

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Art

Art Exhibits

of the hand mirror, which is recurrent through her work. In a way, the personal mirror serves also as a magnifying glass, an intimate, focusing lens, “eliminating everyone else from the tableau but the viewer,” she says. In “Reflections,” a collection of wallmounted hand mirrors and assemblages with mirrored surfaces are altered with different objects and imagery, including thorns, maps, photographs, money, DNA, music, and keys, symbolizing different traits of personality and personal history. The accuracy of what we see is challenged in “Semblance,” a wall-mounted wood case filled with painted outlines of hand mirrors, each with a highly distorted quicksilver surface. Francesca Lalanne explores identity,

Detail of Francesca Lalanne’s “Know Your Worth — Homage to Frida Kahlo’s Wounded Deer” is part of the current exhibit at Nazareth College’s Arts Cetner Gallery. PHOTO PROVIDED

Get thy bearings “Insight: The Inner Nature of Things” THROUGH MARCH 7 NAZARETH COLLEGE ARTS CENTER GALLERY, 4245 EAST AVE. 389-5073, ARTSCENTER.NAZ.EDU TUESDAY-THURSDAY & SUNDAY NOON-5 P.M., FRIDAY-SATURDAY NOON-8 P.M. [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

Though each of us may know we are not the center of the universe, we cannot shake the fact that we experience this world in terms of how everything relates to the self. This whirling, messy, and perfect dance of (hopefully) everincreasing awareness and growth is explored in “Insight, The Inner Nature of Things,” an exhibition of new sculptural work by Mahine Rattonsey, Francesca Lalanne, Kate Roberts, and Jennifer Schinzing. “Insight” is curated by Elizabeth Lyons, sculptor, designer, and founder and director of More Fire Glass Studio. Lyons selected the four artists because of their powerful commitment to introspection, 22 CITY FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 4, 2014

and their ability to communicate the inner nature of things through sculpture. In this exhibit, themes of knowing the self, in relation to the family and to others, to death, beauty, nature, and impermanence are explored in personal and universal terms, through a variety of media. In the mad rush of modern life, we don’t always take the time for reflection. Self-reflection can be the most difficult form of all, but occasionally we’re confronted with certain realities about ourselves. For example, a sudden, crystallizing observation of a parent’s traits and habits can help us make a new kind of sense of ourselves. For Mahine Rattonsey, motherhood has only enhanced what was already an evident knack for selfreflection. “As I observe my 5-year-olds grow and acquire their personalities, and see so many of my traits reflected back at me, I couldn’t help but wonder what it is that makes us who we are,” says the artist in a provided statement. Rattonsey explores the tension between the selves we present to the world and the traits we attempt to conceal — intentionally or not, and even from ourselves — through the symbol

relationships, and the epic personal journey in her paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, and videos. A crudely formed human figure is consistently a central aspect in her work. The monolithic, powerful vessel-form is often depicted with a little void cut in the belly, perhaps indicating a soul’s reliquary or a marker of never-settled human striving. In the body of work in this show, “Crusader,” several shimmering golden figures lie prone, with unplugged electric cords trailing from them. “Know Your Worth — Homage to Frida Kahlo’s Wounded Deer” is a mixedmedia work of a stag leaping in a void, representing the self. “There is always an underlying narrative, fragmented in time and space, which seeks to confront issues about womanhood, vulnerability, sacrifice, strength, relationship, and spirituality,” says Lalanne in the provided statement. “I have used my own experiences and the experiences of the women in my family to steer through the series. ‘Crusader’ is an inner campaign for self-analysis, retrieval, and affirmation.” “Battleship” is a glittering gold figurevessel with a frosted glass window where the void would usually be found in Lalanne’s other works. This figure stars in “Crusade — Part I: Recollection,” a fourminute animated video. The right frame stays fairly consistent, with a swinging, pixilated form marking off moments in time, but the left frame takes us on a journey through different territories and connections, with the enigmatic leaping deer never far behind the person-ship. Resting on low platforms in the center

of the gallery space is Kate Roberts’ “Cat continues on page 30

[ OPENING ] Gallery R, 100 College Ave. Relevant Influence. Through Mar 15. Closing reception Mar 15, 7-9:30 p.m. 256-3312. galleryr99@gmail.com. Gantt-Frazier-Bracey Gallery, 36 King St. “Identity Assignments: An Expository Journey.” Through May 16. Reception Mar 1, 5-8 p.m. with exhibition, live performance, and documentary screening. info@fdrc-rochester.com. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. Lake Colors: An Installation by Derek Larson. Through Apr 14. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.7 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. Artist Talk Mar 3, 4:30 p.m. in the Gowen Room, reception to follow in the Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, 5:30-7:00 p.m. blogs. rochester.edu/hartnett. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Through Mar 31:“Face to Face.” Marcella Gillenwater and Margaret Rule. Also through Mar 31:“Masterwork.” The iconic imagery of Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Henry Moore. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 2641440. internationalartacquisitions. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Gretchen Targee. Through Mar 28. Sun noon-8 p.m., Mon & Wed-Thu 5-10 p.m., Tue 5-8 p.m., Fri 5-11 p.m., Sat noon-11 p.m. thelittle.org. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Belinda Bryce and Kurt Ketchum. Through Mar 28. Reception and talk Feb 28, 7-9 p.m. 292-2021. kfarrell@ monroecc.edu. monroecc.edu. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Re-Emergence: Newer works by Warren Farrell. Through Mar 29. Wed & Fri noon-3 p.m., Thu noon-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception Mar 9, 2-5 p.m. 6452485. outsidetheboxag.org. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. “Embracing Function: Contemporary Approaches to the Utilitarian Vessel.” Through Mar 30. Curated by Lori Mills. Reception Mar 4, 4-6 p.m. 3952787. brockport.edu/finearts. University of Rochester, River Campus. Duo Couturier/Lafargue. Fri 4 p.m. artist talk in Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, and 5-7 p.m. reception for installation capping one week residency in Lobby of Ronald Rettner Hall. rochester.edu. [ CONTINUING ] ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Rd. “Richard Quataert: The Arresting Image.” Through Apr 20. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 288-7170. artisanworks.net. Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N Goodman St. “Design Showcase.” Through Feb 26. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 4734000. artsrochester.org. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. Penfield Art Association Winter Juried Show. Through Mar 1. Mon-Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 586-6020. penfieldartassociation.com. Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, I College Dr. Two Solo Exhibits: Seven Words & Slavery by Juan Carlos Llera/New Work by Constance Mauro. Through

FILM | PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN TRIBUTE SERIES

After the tragic death of Fairport native Philip Seymour Hoffman (pictured) earlier this month, The Little Theatre (240 East Ave.) decided to provide an opportunity for Rochesterians to come together and remember the actor through his art. The Little put a call out through social media for suggestions of which films to screen, and from hundreds of responses, six were selected to showcase the broad range of Hoffman’s oeuvre. The tribute series will run from Friday, February 28, to Sunday, March 2. The following is a schedule of the films, and a list of arts community members who will introduce them. Tickets for each film will cost $5, and proceeds from the event will benefit DreamYard, an initiative based in the Bronx that uses the arts to inspire youth, public schools, and communities. Hoffman was a DreamYard board member and ally. For more information, call 258-0400 or visit thelittle.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Friday, February 28: Theater 1: 6:30 p.m. “Capote,” introduction by film critic Jack Garner | 9:30 p.m. “Jack Goes Boating,” introduction by Alexa Scott-Flaherty, member of the Labyrinth Theatre Company in New York City, where Hoffman served as artistic director. Saturday, March 1: Theater 2: 3 p.m. “Pirate Radio” | 6:30 p.m. “Boogie Nights,” introduction by film critic Erich Van Dussen. Sunday, March 2: Theater 2: Noon “Flawless” | 3 p.m. “Doubt.” Mar 8. Tue-Thu 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-5 p.m. 245-5813. hawkins@ Geneseo.edu. geneseo. edu/galleries. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. Macedon. “Paint, Pastels and Photographs.” Through Feb 28. Work by Mark Smith, Sid Lorraine, and John Cieslinski. 474-4116. books_etc@yahoo.com. Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. “Stillness & Dance.” Through Feb 28. 275-3571. facebook.com/ BridgeArtGallery.URMC.; “Play.” urmc.rochester.edu. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. The Lobby Presents: A Tribute to T.Rex Dinosaur Art Show. Through April 2. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. lobbydigital.com. Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Lomb Memorial Dr. LETTERpressworkBOOK: Innovation Disguised as Instruction. Through April 30. In conjunction with “The Printed Poem; The Poem as Print” exhibition. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. 475-4213. ahfwml@ rit.edu. library.rit.edu/cary/. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Visual Discourse.” Through Mar 31. Photographs by Community Darkroom Photographers. Mon 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri 12-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920. geneseearts.org.

Cornerstone Gallery, 8732 Main St., Honeoye. James Johnson, Robin Whiteman, Kala Stein, Alysha Baier. Through Feb 28. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. baierpottery@gmail.com. Creative Wellness Coalition Gallery, 320 N Goodman St, Suite 201. “Painting Big” Group Show. 325-3145 x144. mharochester. org. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands. Through May 4. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 3746160. rmsc.org. Dichotomy Rochester, 371 Park Ave. “Love Letters & Fruits of Passion” Through Feb 28. dichotomyrochester.com. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. Tracie Doerner. Through Feb 28. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. friendlyhome.org. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. Unexpected imagery. Through Feb 28. An Exhibition of images on, in, and with glass. Featuring the work of students, faculty and inspirational art from RIT. 2563312. galleryr99@gmail.com. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. “Arena Visions” by Arena Art Group. Through Mar 26. MonFri 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 7 a.m.-2 p.m. zannebrunner@gmail.com. thegeiselgallery.com.

George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “Another America: A Testimonial to the Amish by Robert Weingarten” and “A World Apart: Photographs of Hasidic Communities in Israel by Pavel Wolberg.” Through May 25. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. H&R Block Premium Office, 1100 Long Pond Rd., Suite 103, Country Village Center. Exhibit and Sale of Fine Art by Suburban Rochester Art Group. Through Apr 15. 227-0780. facebook.com/ SuburbanRochester Art Group. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. Marquetry by Charles Jaffe & Wood Turning by Michael Hagan. Through Mar 6. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat trunk sales 11 a.m.-2 p.m. zannebrunner@gmail.com. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Peter’s Picks 2012: A Retrospective. Through Mar 23. Tues-Sat 12-6 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. In addition, there will be an exhibit in collaboration with our neighbor, Writers & Books, “Images of Winter,” to coincide with the reading of “the Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey, as part of the series, “If all of Rochester Read the Same Book.” Receptions Feb 28, 5-8:30 p.m., and First Friday, March 7, 5-9 p.m. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “Roses Forever” by David Kerstetter. Through Feb 28. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. “David Werberig: Concerted Aggregation.” Through Feb 28. Sun 5-8 p.m., Mon-Thu 5-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m. 4904157. DWerberig@gmail.com. cwerberi@rochester.rr.com. Livingston Arts Center, 4 Murray Hill Dr. Mt. Morris. Freedom of Expression: Annual Members’ Exhibit.. Through Mar 8. Wed & Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. Lockhart Gallery at SUNY Geneseo, 28 Main St. “A Man Digs a Hole” by Rio Takemura. Through Mar 13. Tues-Thu 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-5 p.m. 245-5813. geneseo.edu. Lower Link Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Ave. Art of the Book. Artist Books and Altered Books. 428-8053. libraryweb.org/ artofthebook. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. “Being Human” Group Show. Through Feb 28. 315-462-0210. mstreetarts@gmail.com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Contemporary Japanese Printmakers.” Through Mar 16 in Grand Gallery with “New Beginnings: Japanese Prints of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.” Also Lockhart Gallery through May 4: “Eduardo Paolozzi’s “General Dynamic F.U.N.” Also Lucy Burne Gallery through Feb 19: “Portraits, Patterns, & Projects: Adult Student Show.” Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. “What’s New, Digital Goes Art.” Through May 3. millartcenter.com.

My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. “Creations through Clutter” by Cheryl and Don Olney. Through Mar 30. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 546-8439 x3102. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Place. Albert Paley on Park Avenue. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. “Insight: The Inner Nature of Things.” Through Mar 7. Curated by artist Elizabeth Lyons and featuring the work of sculptors Francesca Lalanne, Mahine Rattonsey, Kate Roberts, and Jennifer Schinzing. Sun and Tues-Thu noon-5 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-8 p.m. 389-5073. naz.edu/art/arts-center-gallery. Nazareth College Colacino Gallery, 4245 East Ave. The Wildroot Group. Through Mar 14. WedSun, noon-5 p.m. 389-5073. naz. edu/art/colacino-art-gallery. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. “People of the Eye: Collections of Deaf Art” and “Tribute to George W. Veditz: 100 Years of his Preservation of Sign Language Film (1913-2013).” Through Feb 7. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and by request. 475-6406. dyerartscenter@rit.edu. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. Watson Art Show? This! Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A collection of drawings, prints, & collages by Watson, a Rochester illustrator. 232-7340. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Solo Art Exhibit by Doris Britt. Towpath Cafe, 6 North Main St.(in the Box Factory Bldg), Fairport. Through Feb 27. Presented by and on loan from Outside the Box Art Gallery. Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Wed 8 a.m.10 p.m., Thu-Sat 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 377-0410. towpathcafe.com.; ‘For LOVE of (SUB) urban Art.’. An exploration of urban/suburban life. Through Feb 28. Wed & Fri noon-3 p.m., Thu noon-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.org. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Patricia Tribastone and Ray Hassard. Through Mar 1. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Art by Biscuit. recordarchive.com. Roc Brewing Co., 56 S. Union St. Dude’s Night Out Anniversary Show. Through Mar 31. 7949798. rocbrewingco@gmail.com. thedudesnightout.com. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. “Makers & Mentors.” Through Mar 16. Carl Chiarenza, Lisa Bradley, Bruno Chalifour, and David Haas. WedSun 1-5 p.m. 461-2222. info@ rochestercontemporary.org. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. “Interactions of Time and Substance,” Landscape Paintings by Leigh Yardley. Through Feb 28. Mon & WedFri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 343-0055 x6490. genesee.edu/campuslife/ arts/gallery/. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. “(En) Gendered Juried Art.” Art & Music Library. Through Feb 27. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. rochester. edu/college/wst.; “Nurturing Inquiry.” Rare Books and Special Collections Department. Through Feb 28. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 275-4477. rochester.edu.

DANCE | 46LIVE: NEW VOICES BOLD MOVES

Geneseo’s Department of Theatre and Dance will showcase an evening of diverse and dynamic dance performed by more than 50 student artists. “46Live: New Voices Bold Moves,” directed and produced by Professor of Dance Jonette Lancos, will feature works choreographed by Geneseo faculty and guest artists including Adrienne Hawkins, Nathan Lee Graham, Melanie Aceto, and Merete Muenter. The concert will be performed in the Alice Austin Theatre in Brodie Hall on SUNY Geneseo campus (1 College Circle) Thursday-Sunday, February 27- March 2. Shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 and can be purchased at the Student Association Ticket Office or at bbo.geneseo.edu. — BY TAYLOR WHITE The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St. Featuring artwork by local artists. Open First Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Second Saturdays, 12-4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m. 7320036. shoefactoryarts.com. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. “Photographs ReImagined, Inspiration from Inspiration.” Through Mar 28. With Arena Art Group and The Rochester Art Club. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Artists’ talks Mar 13, 20, & 27. 461-4447. spectrumgalleryroc. com. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. “Remains to be Seen,” an exhibit of wood engravings by Steven Lee-Davis. Through Mar 28. St. John Fisher College, Lavery Library, Lower Level Gallery. 385-8139. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. Gail Cunliffe: “The Box of Eight Explodes!” Through Apr 5. 271-2630. shoefactoryarts@ gmail.com. starrynitescafe.com. University Gallery, James R Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Mobilizing America: Fighting World War I on the Homefront and Battlefront.” An exhibition featuring posters and photographs during the Great War from the Rochester Historical Society’s archival collection. Through Mar 21. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 475-2404. jleugs@ rit.edu. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. “Druckworks.” Through Apr 12. Books and projects by Johanna Drucker from 1972 to 2012. Also Recent Work by Students at Wells College, through Apr 2. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Artist talk Mar 5, 6 p.m. 442-8676. vsw.org. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. “Fire & Ice” by Barbara McPhail. Through Feb 27. Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., SatSun non-5 p.m. J 785-1369. gallery34@flcc.edu.

Comedy [ THU., FEBRUARY 27 ] Hypnotist Sandman. Feb. 27-March 1. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 28 ] Tony Gaud. Feb. 28-March 1, 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue Featuring Leonard Ouzts $10 328-6000. jokefactorycomedyclub.com. [ SAT., MARCH 1 ] Billy “Elvis” Lindsey’s Tribute to Elvis Presley. March 1, 7 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue $20 dinner & show package 328-6000. jokefactorycomedyclub.com.

Dance Events [ THU., FEBRUARY 27 ] 46Live: New Voices Bold Moves. Feb. 27-March 2. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Rd. Alice Austin Theatre. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $10 bbo.geneseo.edu. Dance/Strasser. Through March 1. Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St., Brockport Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m $8.50-$16. brockport.edu. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 28 ] Dance Performance: 10 Hairy Legs. 7 p.m. Spurrier Dance Studio, University of Rochester, River Campus $3-$5 273-5150. rochester.edu/college/dance/ events. [ SAT., MARCH 1 ] Irish Step Dancing. March 1, noon. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Free 428-8140. mfraser@libraryweb. org. libraryweb.org. Shen Yun. March 1, 7:30 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main continues on page 24

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461-2000 x239. jgetnick@ jccrochester.org. jccrochester.org. What’s Up: “Medieval Sights and Sounds” with Michael Anderson. March 2, 2 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Included in gallery admission: $5-$12 2768900. mag.rochester.edu.

KIDS | ROYAL BALL WEEKEND

The queen requests your presence at the Royal Ball at The National Museum of Play (1 Manhattan Square). On Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2, come suited in your most majestic attire for a weekend of pageantry, dancing, and live music from Nonesuch Early Music Ensemble. Other events include enjoying a “feast” at the royal banquet table, receiving bejeweled gifts from The Fairy Godmother, “archery shooting” in Sherwood Forest, and tending to dragons and unicorns in the Folkmanis puppet corner. On Saturday, March 1, you can also take in Rochester Lyric Opera’s production of Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince.” This one-act opera will be performed at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. The Ball runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. All activities are included with the general admission fee of $13.50 for ages 2 and up. For more information, visit museumofplay.com. — BY TAYLOR WHITE

Art Exhibits St. $53-$153. 222-5000. info@ rbtl.org. rbtl.org March 1, 7:30 p.m. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. $50$150 800-745-3000. nce1. rochester@gmail.com. shenyun. com/rochester.

Kids Events [ SAT., MARCH 1 ] Royal Ball Weekend. March 1-2. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m Included in museum admission $13.50, free to kids under 2 and members 263-2700. museumofplay.org. Science Saturday. March 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. The Science of Building/Fossils of NYS Included in museum admission $11$13, free to kids under 2 and members. 271-1880. rmsc.org.

Lectures [ WED., FEBRUARY 26 ] Neilly Series Lecture. 7 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus Hawkins-Carlson Room. Walter Stahr on “Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man” 275-4461. library.rochester.edu/node/34507. [ THU., FEBRUARY 27 ] AIA Lecture: “The Great Museum of the Sea” with James Delgado. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Included in museum admission $2.50-$6, free to members of MAG and AIA 670-9709. rasny.org. Barnes Science and Faith Symposium: Free Will in the World of Neuroscience with Dr. Warren Brown. Feb. 27-28. Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside

Dr Sessions free. Lunch/Dinner: $15/one -$25/both. 594-6134. barnessymposium@roberts.edu. roberts.edu/BarnesSymposium. Brandon Stanton, Creator of Humans of New York. 7:30 p.m. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus. $5$15 urochestertickets.com. Israel 2014: The Series: Avi Melamed. 7:30 p.m. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. “The Middle East: Winds of Change and Quick Sand.” 4610490. jewishrochester.org. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 28 ] Susan B Anthony Lecture: QwoLi Driskill. 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus Welles-Brown Room 275-8318. rochester.edu/ college/wst. [ SAT., MARCH 1 ] Shaista Khilji: Globalization, Change and Learning. March 1, 9 a.m.-noon. Vignelli Center Gallery, RIT, 73 Lomb Memorial Dr. $20, register 475-2658. lahrpt@rit. edu, srsdss@rit.edu. [ SUN., MARCH 2 ] HIV Testers and Speakers. March 2-9. Mar 2, 11:30 a.m.: Tabernacle Church, 614 Clifford Ave. Mar 3, 6 p.m.: Church of Love Faith Center, 700 Exchange St. Mar 4, 6 p.m.: New Bethel CME Church, 270 Scio St. Mar 5, 7 p.m. Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa St. Mar 6, 7 p.m.: First Genesis Baptist Church, 292 Hudson Ave. Mar 7, 7 p.m.: Baber AME Church, 550 Meigs St. mar 9, 6-8:30 p.m. Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 250 Dr. Samuel McCree Way (no testing), Mayor Warren and Rev. Nicholas. Part of National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS Free rochestervictoryalliance.org. Linda Hooper: The Power of One. March 2, 7 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Free

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[ MON., MARCH 3 ] New York’s Missing Link: The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, Then and Now.. March 3, 6:30 p.m. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Stage 14, with Rovert Spiefelman 394-4975. flcc.edu. [ TUE., MARCH 4 ] Frederick Douglass Institute Talk. March 4, 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus Hawkins-Carlson Room. With Cecilia Lynch fdi@mail. rochester.edu. Tuesday Topics. March 4. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 12:12-12:52 p.m. Mar 4: Emerging Health Care Reform with Art Streeter Free. 428-8325. libraryweb.org. [ WED., MARCH 5 ] “The Long Walk” with Brian Castner. March 5, 2:30 p.m. SUNY Geneseo, Newton Hall 204, 1 College Circle. 245-5000. geneseo.edu. A Plain Businessman for the Republic: An English Professor Reads Grant Memoirs. March 5. Genesee Community College, Conable Technology Building, 1 College Rd Batavia With Professor Michael Gosselin Free 343-0055 x6288. civilwaratgcc. wordpress.com.

Literary Events [ THU., FEBRUARY 27 ] Friends of BML BIG Book Sale. Feb. 27-March 3. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Proceeds benefit library. Thu 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. free to members, $5 to nonmembers. Fri 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sun 1-3:30 p.m. (all items half price), Mon 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (fill a bag for $3 each) 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Poems for Lunch. noon. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Free. 428-8375. carol.moldt@ libraryweb.org. libraryweb.org. Poetry Reading: Nate Pritts and Jennifer Fortin. 7:30 p.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave Wilson Formal Lounge, WardHaffey Bldg., 3690 East Ave. Book signing to follow reading Free 385-8412. Pure Kona Open Mic Poetry Series. 7-10 p.m. The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. ourcoffeeconnection.org. [ SAT., MARCH 1 ] Saturday Author Salon: “The Circles God Draws” by Ruth Scott. March 1, 2-4 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 6372260. liftbridgebooks.com. [ MON., MARCH 3 ] Moving Beyond Racism Book Group. March 3, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. March selection: “What’s the Matter With White People” by Joan Walsh. Everyone is welcome whether or not you have read the book. Join us for a safe, stimulating

discussion Free 288-8644. mbrbookinfo@aol.com. [ TUE., MARCH 4 ] Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. New Ground Poetry Night. First Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. 242-7840. facebook.com/ newgroundpoetry. R-SPEC meeting. First Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. Writers of speculative fiction meet once a month to discuss craft Free. r-spec.org.

Museum Exhibit [ WED., FEBRUARY 26 ] Animation. Through April 27. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Through Apr 27. Mon–Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m Included in museum admission $13, free to kids under 2 and members 263-2700. museumofplay.org. “Downton Abbey, Rochester Style.” Through March 6. The Rochester Historical Society, Rundel Memorial Building, 2nd floor, 115 South Ave. Through Mar 6. Tue-Wed 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and Thu 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Also Sats Jan 11 & 25 and Feb 8 & 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Local costumes, finery and household objects from 19151930s to give you an idea of how residents of this fair city were living their lives during that time $5 per adult, $3 per child under 18 428-8470. rochesterhistory.org. Dutch Connection. Through March 2. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Through Mar 2. More than 2,000 tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, freesias, amaryllis, and azaleas will be in full bloom throughout the George Eastman House Included in museum admission: $5-$12. eastmanhouse.org. Math Midway. Through March 17. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Through Mar 17 Included in museum admission $11-$13, free to kids under 2 and members 2711880. rmsc.org.

Recreation [ WED., FEBRUARY 26 ] Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. WedFri 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m Suggested donations of 3$ per person, 10$ per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Ice Skating. Through March 31. Genesee Valley Sports Complex, 131 Elmwood Ave. The rink season will run through. March 2014 (closing date TBA). Visit site for complete list of open skate schedules. $2-$7.50. 428-7889. cityofrochester.gov/gvpsc/ Ice Skating. Through March 15. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. Ice rink at 353 Court St. Visit site for complete list of open skate schedules. 428-7541. cityofrochester.gov/mlkmp. [ THU., FEBRUARY 27 ] XC Ski. 4 p.m. Mendon Ponds Park, Douglas Road. Mendon 624-1446. huggersskiclub.org.

LECTURE | “HUMANS OF NEW YORK” CREATOR

Brandon Stanton (pictured) has the kind of deft talent that not only tells him who’s carrying a heavy tale or a buoyant truth, but also enables him to pull them out of his chosen subjects. After being fired from his job as a bond trader in Chicago, Stanton moved to New York City with an idea to create a photographic census of the city. Since 2010, he has been photographing people in New York City on the streets, in train stations, in airports, and in parks, for his photo blog, Humans of New York. Accompanying some of the images is a quote or short story — Stanton’s subjects share personal anecdotes of surmounting great hardship, of great love and great confusion and great regret. Other pictures are captioned with a single, simple line that crackles with complexity. One recent image featuring two beautiful young men, leaning together on a cold sidewalk, was paired with the single line: “We’re gay refugees from Iran,” and received 180,000 likes within the first day that it was posted. In a sense, Stanton’s stories-from-strangers collection is a curation of New York’s struggles and triumphs. Humans of New York has earned international popularity with its bits of philosophy and human-creature commonality. Stanton will visit Rochester this week for a speaking engagement held on Thursday, February 27, at 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.), at the University of Rochester’s Strong Auditorium (River Campus). Tickets are $5 for undergraduates, $10 for UR community, and $15 for the general public, and can be purchased at the Wilson Commons or through urochestertickets.com. For more information, visit rochester. edu/news. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY [ SAT., MARCH 1 ] GVHC Event. March 1, 10 a.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St Moderate 5 mile hike. Free 802-999-8554. ghchikes.org. Primitive Living Skills/Outdoor Survival. March 1, noon. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $22 7307034. info@rochesterbrainery. com. rochesterbrainery.com. XC Ski. March 1, noon. Harriet Holister Spencer Park 342-6182. huggersskiclub.org. [ SUN., MARCH 2 ] GVHC Event. March 2, 9:30 a.m. Mendon Ponds Nature Center, Douglas Rd. Moderate 5-6 mile hike, Mendon Ponds west side Free 227-3180. gvhchikes.org. ALSO 1 p.m. Kings Highway. Moderate 4.5 mile hike, Durand west side Free ghchikes.org. XC Ski. March 2, 10 a.m. Mendon Ponds Park, Douglas Rd. Mendon 624-1446. huggersskiclub.org.

Special Events [ WED., FEBRUARY 26 ] Center for Dispute Settlement Annual Award Luncheon. 11:45

a.m. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St With keynote speaker Cecil Smith 546-3450. cdsadr. org. The Knowledge Bowl. Through Feb. 27. Each of the Knowledge Bowls will be held 5:30-7 p.m. at Wilson Foundation Academy, 200 Genesee St. The final competition Thursday, February 27 5:30-6 p.m. in Conference Room 3A of the Central Office Building, 131 West Broad St 262-8525. Rochester Business Networking Event. 7:30-9 a.m. Bonadio and Company, 171 Sullys Trail Register rochester-tipclubfebruary2014.eventbrite.com. [ THU., FEBRUARY 27 ] 29th annual Greater Rochester International Auto Show. Feb. 27-March 2. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St Thu-Fri noon-10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.7 p.m $3-$9, kids under age 5 free rochesterautomobiledealerassociation.com. Coffee in the World 1: History. 7 p.m. Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. Free 3195279. kturiano@joebeanroasters. com. joebeanroasters.com.

p.m. Aenon Baptist Church, 175 Genesee St 436-0990. womeninthistogether@yahoo. com. Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian Church 3rd Annual Black Heritage Dinner. March 1, 6 p.m. Turkish Society of Rochester, 677 Beahan Rd $40, register 235-5967. trinityemmanuel@frontiernet.net.

THEATER | “AMERICAN IDIOT”

Winner of two Tony Awards, “American Idiot” is a stagemusical adaptation of pop-punk band Green Day’s rock opera of the same name, which follows the story of three childhood friends in the wastes of suburbia, searching for elusive meaning in a post 9-11 world. The show features the music of Green Day, including “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday,” and “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. The book is by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, and direction is by Tony Award-winner Mayer (“Spring Awakening”). Rochester’s Auditorium Theatre (885 E Main St.) will host “American Idiot” on Thursday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $55 and are available at RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre Box Office (885 E. Main St.), ticketmaster.com, or 800-745-3000. For more information, visit rbtl.org. Note that Method Machine will be putting on a special cabaret performance featuring members of the “American Idiot” cast Thursday at 10:30 p.m. at RAPA’s East End Theatre (727 E. Main St.). Visit methodmachine.org for more information. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Film Screening: “Paper Clips.” 1 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Past of “The Power of One: Jewish Ethics in Practice” series. Free. 4612000. jccrochester.org. FPMA Connections Event. 6-8 p.m. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Enjoy local artwork and refreshments. Entertainment provided by Mr. Scribbles, a local cartoonist. A Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association sponsored event. Free. 645-2485. redbirdmarket@frontiernet.net. outsidetheboxag.com. Screening of “The Mike Douglas Show” featuring interview with Martin Luther King, Jr. 12:30 p.m. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Room B232 on the second floor of FLCC’s main campus flcc. edu. Stammtisch. Every other Thursday, 5 p.m. Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract St. 2639200. joeburch11@gmail.com. geneseebeer.com/brew-house. Working Families Greater Rochester Area Cocktail Party. 6-8 p.m. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond St. $125, $200 for two. 270-8570. workingfamilies.org/. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 28 ] 4 Crafty Hearts Getaway. Feb. 28-March 2. Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd. $185 Full Weekend, No overnight; $285 Full Weekend, Overnight (4 per room); other pricing varies (see website for details) 4craftyhearts@gmail.com. 4craftyhearts.com.

Fire & Ice Party. 6 p.m. Next Door Bar & Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. Drinks start at $6 249-4575. wegmansnextdoor.com. Fondue Fridays. Last Friday of every month, 6-7 p.m. Little Bleu Cheese Shop, 684 South Ave. Free. 730-8296. littlebleucheese.com. Philip Seymour Hoffman Tribute Series. Feb. 28-March 2. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. $5 per film 258-0400. thelittle.org. [ SAT., MARCH 1 ] Embrace Your Sisters “Play for Pink” Casino Night Fundraiser. March 1, 7 p.m. Ravenwood Golf Club, 929 Lynaugh Rd Vegas style gaming, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, a photo booth, DJ and cash bar $40 or 2/$75 Tickets availabe at any Wegmans service desk 259-4243. lgoodman1228@yahoo.com. embraceyoursisters.org. First Annual Fireman’s Chili Cook-Off & Fundraiser. March 1, 1-5 p.m. The Marketplace Mall, 1 Miracle Mile Center Court 385-5630. The Heart of the Matter: Rochester Catholic Women’s Conference. March 1, 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Aquinas Institute, 1127 Dewey Ave. $35-$55 254-2020. rochestercwc.org. One Day Retreat: Remembering Our Inner Life. March 1, 10 a.m. Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies, 494 East Ave. Carriage House of AAUW $4060 sliding scale, register 2480427. hecca@frontiernet.net. SufiOrderofRochester.org. Pamper Yourself, Pamper Your Health. March 1, 9 a.m.-1

[ SUN., MARCH 2 ] Design Center’s 10 Year Anniversary Party. March 2, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Good Luck, 50 Anderson Ave. $25, register 3406161. rrcdc.org. Fifth Annual Totally Finger Lakes Wine Tasting. March 2, 2-5 p.m. Ravenwood Golf Club, 929 Lynaugh Rd All proceeds benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign $25, $40 per couple, register rochesterymca.org/ victorwinetasting. Wine Tasting Benefit. March 2, 2-6 p.m. Holiday Inn, Rochester Airport, 911 Brooks Ave. Wine tasting fundraiser benefiting SSP for Deaf/Blind individuals in the community. Hosted by Rochester Deaf Rotary. 2-3 p.m. beginner sign language lesson, 3-6 p.m. wine/beer, food, raffles, auctions, Elvis live performance $28, register 328-6000. deafrotary.com. [ TUE., MARCH 4 ] Digital Rochester Technology Career Fair. March 4, 3-7 p.m. Double Tree Hotel, 1111 Jefferson Rd. 1-585-475-1510. digitalrochester.com/events/ technology-career-fair/. Foreign Film Series: City of God. March 4, 6 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St Canandaigua 394-1381. woodlibrary.org.

Sports [ SAT., MARCH 1 ] Fire on Ice Charity Hockey Game. March 1, 5 p.m. Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex on the Campus of Monroe Community College. Rochester Firefighters vs. Syracuse Firefighters to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association Donation at door rochester@mdausa.org.

Theater American Idiot. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Thu 7:30 p.m. $35-$55. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com. Clybourne Park. Through March 9. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Mar 9. Wed Feb 26-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (Audio Described performance) & 7 p.m., TueWed Mar 5, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Through Mar 8. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $8.50-$16. 395-2787. brockport. edu/finearts. Enamorados. Nazareth College Arts Center Callahan Theater, 4245 East Ave. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. Recommended for ages 11 and up. $12. 389-2170. artscenter. naz.edu. An Enemy of the People. Todd Theatre, University of Rochester, River Campus. International Theatre Program. Through Mar 2. Thu-Sat 5 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $7-$13. 275-4088. rochester. edu/theatre.

God of Carnage. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. Through Mar 1. Thu Feb 27-Sat Mar 1, 8 p.m. $12$22. 866-811-4111. muccc.org. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Presented by East Rochester High School. East Rochester School District, 200 Woodbine Ave., ER. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $5. 2486389. Me & Ella. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $23-$29. 3254370. downstairscabaret.com. Playwright’s Play Readings. Fri 7 p.m. Geneva Public Library. SatSun 2 p.m. Torrey Park Grill, 89 Avenue E, Geneva. $5. gtglive.org. Rochester Lyric Opera Third Annual Champer Opera Festival. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. “The Apothecary” and “Galantry” on Fri 7:30 p.m. and Sun 2 p.m. at Visual Studies Workshop, and “The Happy Prince” on Mar 1 at 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. at Strong National Museum of Play. $15-$35. 1-800838-3006. rocheterlyricopera.org. Solomon Blaylock: Bad Buddhist. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. Sun 7 p.m. $5. 866-811-4111. muccc.org. St. Jimmy’s Cabaret. RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St. Method Machine and the cast of Green Day’s American Idiot. Fundraiser for DVC young performers $10-$30, register 325-3366. rapatheatre.org.

Theater Audition [ WED., FEBRUARY 26 ] Festival of Ten IX. Deadline Apr 1. brockport.edu/theatre. Geva Theatre’s Annual Young Writers Showcase. Through March 7. 232-1366 x3034. youngwriters@gevatheatre.org. [ SUN., MARCH 2 ] In the Heights! March 2, 2-5 p.m. RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St. 325-3366. eric. johnson@ofccreations.com.

Workshops [ WED., FEBRUARY 26 ] American Sign Language Painting Class. 7-9 p.m. Painting with a Twist, 1276 Fairport Rd., Fairport paintingwithatwist.com/ fairport. Book Binding For Fun. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $30. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. Coffee and Chocolate Class. 7 p.m Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. Explore the roasting processes of both coffee and cacao. Discuss the impact of plant variety, region and farming on both bean’s natural flavor profiles. Sample single-origin chocolate & coffee pairings $25 319-5179. kturiano@joebeanroasters.com. joebeanroasters.com. [ THU., FEBRUARY 27 ] Applying to College 101. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ FRI., FEBRUARY 28 ] Conflict Resolution Skills for Professionals. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Mediation Center, 95 Allen’s Creek Road, Building 2, Suite 123 $150, register bobbiedillon.com.

SPECIAL EVENT | ROCHESTER AUTO SHOW

Pop the hood, check the engine, and imagine yourself driving off in your dream vehicle at the 29th Annual Greater Rochester International Auto Show, held Thursday-Sunday, February 27-March 2, at Riverside Convention Center (123 E Main St.). The even will display an array of Maseratis, Jaguars, Ranger Rovers, Lexus, and other major car brands. And it’s more than just shiny new toys. On both Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Department of Motor Vehicles will have a mobile unit to provide services to the public. The auto show will be held on Thursday and Friday, noon-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for seniors and active military, $3 for children under 12, and free for children under 5. For more information, visit rochesterautodealers.org. — BY TAYLOR WHITE Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop. 9 a.m.-noon. Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, 1600 South Avenue Free 473-3030. literacyrochester.org. Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training Preview Sessions. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, 1600 South Avenue Free 4733030. literacyrochester.org. [ SAT., MARCH 1 ] Beginner Ukulele Workshop. March 1, 10-11:30 a.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave DON’T HAVE A UKE?? Borrow one from us so you can join the fun without obligation. Contact Julie to reserve a spot julie@bernunzio.com or (585) 473-6140 Cost - $10. $10, rsvp 473-6140. julie@bernunzio.com. Developing a Rain or Bog Garden. March 1, 10 a.m.-noon. Hansen Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Rd. Free, register 3597044. sites.google.com/site/ hansennaturecenter. “For the Love of Orchids” workshop. March 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St . Canandaigua $20, register 394-4922. sonnenberg. org. Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop. March 1, 9:15 a.m.4:30 p.m. Rochester Zen Center, 7 Arnold Park Vegetarian lunch included $45-$60, reduced fees available for low income persons. Register 473-9180. rzc.org. Sausage Making Workshop. March 1, 12-2:30 p.m. New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main St $60, register 394-7070. nywcc.com. Seed Saving. March 1, 11 a.m. Monroe Branch Library, 809 Monroe Ave Free. 4288202. cityofrochester.gov/ winteradventures. [ MON., MARCH 3 ] Fundamentals of Investing. March 3, 7 p.m. Rochester

Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. info@rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com. The Struggle to Forgive: Finding a Way Forward. March 3, 7 p.m. Lifetree Cafe Rochester, 1301 Vintage Lane 723-4673. info@ lifetreecafe.com. [ TUE., MARCH 4 ] Buddhist Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Amitabha Foundation, 11 South Goodman St. By donation. 451-7039. NY@ amitabhafoundation.us. amitabhafoundation.us. Fairy Gardens Workshop. March 4, 6:30-8 p.m. Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd Free, RSVP 223-1222 x100. trish@ waysidegardencenter.com waysidegardencenter.com. Home Brewing Techniques Class. 7 p.m Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. Learn new techniques for making coffee at home. We will discuss and practice indepth techniques for pour-over and full-immersion brewing methods $25 319-5279. kturiano@joebeanroasters.com. joebeanroasters.com. How Green is your Clean? March 4, 6-8 p.m. Carlson MetroCenter YMCA, 444 E Main St. Free, register 475-2512. greenhomes@ rit.edu. Is Stress our Friend or Foe? March 4, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. info@rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com.

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An American in Paris “3 Days to Kill”

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If nothing else, the new movie “3 Days to Kill” demonstrates once again that filmmakers should be grateful for the mere existence, as well as the checkered history, of the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA provides the subject for countless thrillers, and in the future no doubt will continue to attract the interest of directors and producers. Its dubious reputation for destabilizing foreign governments, spying on American citizens,

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conducting assassinations, and, most recently, torturing prisoners allows for a measure of ambiguity in Hollywood’s treatment of the agency. Though possibly anchored in fact, the latest movie to show some of the work of the CIA, “3 Days to Kill,” no doubt diverges drastically from authenticity in many areas of its action. It begins soberly enough, with a prim, businesslike young woman named Vivian Delay (Amber Heard) accepting a mission from her bosses at the agency to snatch a dirty bomb from a villain called The Wolf (Richard Sammel) and eliminate him and his sidekick, The Albino (Tómas Lemarquis). To accomplish that task she employs a veteran agent, Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner), with a record of success in dispatching targets. Predictably, after that simple act, everything, in the great Hollywood tradition, explodes into violence. Renner and his colleagues attempt to nail both Wolf and Albino in Belgrade, but find themselves in a fierce firefight, resulting in a number of casualties, one of them Renner. Recovering from

Kevin Costner in “3 Days to Kill.” PHOTO COURTESY RELATIVITY MEDIA

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his wounds in the hospital, Renner learns that he suffers from inoperable brain cancer, which has spread to his lungs. The doctor informs him that he has three to five months to live and thanks him for his service to the agency. Renner’s diagnosis, a situation right out of dozens of weepies, ironically creates an opportunity for him and Vivian to continue the mission against Wolf and Albino. He travels to Paris to attempt a reconciliation with his estranged wife (Connie Nielsen) and teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) in the short time that remains for him. Promising him a bonus and an experimental medicine that may save him, Vivian recruits him once again in the quest to terminate Wolf and Albino. From that point the movie alternates between Renner’s uneasy relationship with his family and his many violent encounters with his adversaries. He shoots at least a dozen bad guys, beats up several more, and tortures a couple of their generally harmless employees, binding them in yards of duct tape, which he also uses to inflict a good deal of pain. In keeping with current cinematic practice, he also engages in a number of public shootouts, in busy streets and crowded ballrooms, and several frantic automobile chases through the busy streets of Paris — with never a cop in sight. An often underrated actor, Kevin Costner performs confidently as Ethan Renner, handling some offhand humor as well as indulging in the

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Not-so-great balls of fire “Pompeii” (PG-13), DIRECTED BY PAUL W.S. ANDERSON NOW PLAYING [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW

predictable physical violence, which now and then descends into a kind of sadism. Probably the best athlete in Hollywood — check out his baseball prowess in several films, his golf in “Tin Cup,” and his tennis in “Revenge” — he uses his physical ability and understated style to create for himself that comfortable persona of so many of our great male stars. It’s a kind of easy, relaxed American masculinity, a quality he shares with actors like Burt Lancaster, Jimmy Stewart, and his contemporary, Harrison Ford. Aside from the patent absurdity and exaggeration of all that action and the stereotypical sentimentality of the emotional part of the narrative, “3 Days to Kill” (a nicely ambiguous title) actually provides a quite satisfying level of entertainment. It mixes its excitement with some witty dialogue and some engaging characters; following the great tradition of the thriller, it now and then employs some characteristic moments of metamorphosis. Vivian Delay, for example, opens the picture as a buttoned-up professional, but turns up later as a coldblooded sexpot in a variety of wigs and provocative costumes, a genuine femme fatale. The director, Joseph McGinty Nichol, who calls himself McG, handles all the mayhem with the familiar Hollywood slickness and certainly captures the lovely reality of the Parisian locations, despoiled only by the car crashes, broken glass, and blood. All of that works well, without even a traffic ticket from the Parisian police.

Director Paul W.S. Anderson has made a career out of making capably directed, but critically reviled, effects-driven B-movies. He’s responsible for the entire series of “Resident Evil” films (and just signed a deal to direct the sixth, and supposedly final, installment) as well as “Event Horizon” and “Mortal Kombat,” both films with devoted cult followings. He’s a director who has never been given much respect — and he’s not done any favors by sharing a name with one of the most acclaimed of all modern filmmakers, Paul Thomas Anderson, director of genuinely great films like “Boogie Nights” and “There Will Be Blood.” Paul W.S. Anderson’s latest, “Pompeii,” marries star-crossed romance with a swordand-sandals epic, and gooses it with a heaping helping of disaster-flick carnage. If that isn’t a recipe for a delicious popcorn entertainment, I don’t know what is. Tragically, what results is a misguided film cobbled together from so many bits and pieces of other, better, films that it could easily have been titled “I, Frankenstein.” The poster for “Pompeii,” which features leads Kit Harington and Emily Browning

Kit Harington and Emily Browning in “Pompeii.” PHOTO COURTESY TRISTAR PICTURES

snogging against a backdrop of fiery destruction, had given me hope. With an advertising campaign built around such a ludicrous image, I’d hoped for at least a hint of the sort of campy sense of humor that might have made the ridiculous material bearable. Alas, Anderson chose to play the story with deadly seriousness. The film tells the story of a Celt horseman named Milo (played as a child by Dylan Schombing and as an adult by Harington), who as a small boy watched as his people were slaughtered by Roman soldiers. Sold into slavery and forced to become a fighter, Milo is eventually brought to the Roman city of Pompeii to become a gladiator. While on the road to Pompeii, Milo’s chain gang runs into the entourage of beautiful young aristocrat, Cassia (Browning, “Sucker Punch”), who is returning to the city after a year living in Rome. Cassia’s horse is ailing, and Milo steps forward to assist by snapping the animal’s neck in order to put it out of its misery. It’s a foolproof way to win over a lady, and not surprisingly, Cassia is instantly smitten. Back in Pompeii, Cassia’s governor father is attempting to broker a real-estate deal to make the city a popular destination for the elite of Rome. He meets with the odious Senator Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland, snarling and gnashing his teeth in a performance that gives scenery chewing a bad name) to secure investment capital, but having unsuccessfully pursued Cassia in Rome, Corvus uses his leverage to force her father to promise him her hand in marriage. And, wouldn’t you know it? Corvus is the very fiend who led the Romans in massacring Milo’s family all those years ago. Meanwhile, Milo is told he will fight against Atticus (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), the reigning champion gladiator, who has only one more fight until he earns his freedom. Naturally, the promise of imminent bloodshed makes the two men into the best of friends. It’s around this point in the story when everyone learns

why it was a bad idea to build a city at the foot of an active volcano. “Pompeii” is a film with no shortage of problems. Foremost is the film’s screenplay (written by husband-and-wife team Janet and Lee Batchler, with Michael Robert Johnson), which borrows heavily from crowd-pleasing epics “Gladiator” and “Titanic.” The lack of originality in the story wouldn’t necessarily spell disaster, but when you add in cringe-inducing dialogue and bland lead performances, things become dire fairly quickly. Harington is fine, but he’s mostly playing the same notes he hits in his role as the mopey Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones,” while Browning makes for a rather dull love interest. Akinnuoye-Agbaje comes off best, investing his stock character with some hints of life. The special effects are inconsistent, though thankfully the majority of the effects budget was saved for the inevitable eruption sequence, which is impressively rendered. I didn’t see the film in 3D, so the frequent shots of smoke and ash rushing toward the camera likely lost some of their intended impact. Anderson’s gladiatorial combat sequences are muddily staged and choppily edited, though that has become an increasingly common trait amongst the current wave of action films. I will say they were surprisingly bloody for a PG-13 film, which I suppose is a plus. Anderson’s direction is occasionally quite skillful. His camera often takes a bird’s-eye view on the action, making the geography of the city exceedingly clear, which is helpful once chaos descends and the characters are fighting to find a path out of the city. It’s a simple thing, but something that far more skilled directors often neglect. Less successful is his decision to constantly end early scenes with the camera tilting up toward the increasingly angry-looking volcano. It’s clearly intended to generate tension and a feeling of impending doom, but it only reinforces the idea that all the time spent with these paper-thin characters is just the film killing time until the real action begins.

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on a Hot Tin Roof,” two white masses of glazed porcelain and slip clay, each resembling some sun-bleached, uprooted organic thing in a state of desiccation. Roberts’ work is rife with ruin, and “based on a curiosity of the nature of time,” per her artist statement. Roberts says she wishes to “understand the impermanent physicality of an object or idea and our relationship to it.” On a pedestal, “Depression” is a dark, lacy porcelain structure that seems built up out of a bed of delicate black leaves and flowers, but perhaps is also being picked apart by the insistent floral overgrowth. In “Anger,” a similarly fragile bit of architecture leans, the home pushed by an insidious, insistent tide of heavy, matte black leaves. Roberts’ work is both a concrete snapshot of the fleeting or flowering modes of unrest we experience, and a portrait of the damage those states can cause. Jennifer Schinzing underscores the beauty and preciousness of all manner of mortal vessels by prominently featuring taxidermy animals in her sculptural works. The shells of birds and small animals sourced from road kill, or unpreventable deaths, are placed lovingly within ornate cases, under decorative bell jars, or on platters surrounded by jewellike representations of the natural world. The elegant arrangements of the immortalized forms, combined with glass elements and shrine-like settings, pay tribute to the fragility and beauty of our physical world. In “Dichotomy,” two pigeons are mounted directly on the wall, circled by gold frames, and adorned with small glass and gold crowns. “Appurtenance” is a glass-andwood box in which a duck rests, leathery feet and long neck tucked inward toward an open chest cavity, providing an intimate and surreal peek into the fragile mechanics. It’s a metaphor that makes repair seem complicated, but possible with proper skill. But Schinzing’s work is also a metaphor for our cycling through the death of ideas and states, and our capacity for resilience and recreating ourselves. “From every death comes a breath of new life, giving us a glimmer, a feeling of repair,” she says in her provided statement. In “Heal,” a mourning dove lay on its back, wings outstretched to frame the flames of glass flowers rising from its heart, phoenix like.

Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES SUPER-SIZED (R): The Will Ferrell comedy gets re-edited with almost entirely new jokes in this brand new, R-rated version. Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Greece BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997): Paul Thomas Anderson directs this story of a young man’s journey through California’s porn industry in the 70s and 80s. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, John C. Riley, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Little (Sat, Mar 1, 6:30 p.m.) CAPOTE (2005): Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar for his portrayal of “In Cold Blood” author Truman Capote in this acclaimed biography. Little (Fri, Feb 28, 6:30 p.m.) DOUBT (2008): Meryl Streep stars as a domineering Catholic school principal investigating the a priest’s relationship with one of his young students. Co-starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis, all in Oscar-nominated performances. Little (Sun, Mar 2, 3 p.m.) ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004): Jim Carrey patronizes a company promising to erase unwanted memories to help him forget his exgirlfriend. Also starring Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson Kirsten Dunst, and Elijah Wood. Dryden (Wed, Feb 26, 8 p.m.) FAUST (2011): A scholar sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a night with the young woman he’s grown obsessed with. Dryden (Sat, Mar 1, 8 p.m.) FLAWLESS (1999): Robert De Niro plays a conservative police officer who suffers a stroke and is assigned to take singing lessons from his drag queen neighbor for recovery. Little (Sun, Mar 2, 12 p.m.) JACK GOES BOATING (2010): Philip Seymour Hoffman directs and stars in this tale about a New York City limo driver strikes up a relationship with a shy young woman. With Amy Ryan. Little (Fri, Feb 28, 9:30 p.m.) LOLA (1961): A young man falls in love with a cabaret dancer he knew when they were younger, but she pines after the man who abandoned her and her child. Dryden (Tue, Mar 4, 8 p.m.) MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001): A woman with amnesia enlists the help of a would-be actress to help piece her life back together in David Lynch’s mind-bending mystery. Dryden (Thu, Feb 27, 8 p.m.) NON-STOP (PG-13): A U.S. Air Marshal matches wits with a killer promising to murder am airplane passenger every 20 minutes unless his demands are met. Starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster. PASSION (2012): Brian De Palma directs this stylish thriller about the escalating rivalry between an advertising executive and her ambitious new protégé. Starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. Dryden (Fri, Feb 28, 8 p.m.; Sun, Mar 2, 2 p.m.) PIRATE RADIO (2009): Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in this comedy about an illegal radio station operating from a ship anchored in the North Sea. With Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, and Kenneth Branagh. Little (Sat, Mar 1, 3:00 p.m.) SON OF GOD (PG-13): The life of Jesus is retold in this spiritual epic. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE WIND RISES (PG-13): Legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki’s final films tells the true story of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Henrietta [ CONTINUING ] 3 DAYS TO KILL (PG-13): Kevin Costner stars in this action-thriller as an international

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spy determined to leave that world behind, but forced to carry out one final mission. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster 12 YEARS A SLAVE (R): Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in this film based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery. Also starring Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Culver, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown 47 RONIN (PG-13): Keanu Reeves stars as the leader of an outcast band of samurai on a mission of vengeance for the murder of their master. Movies 10 ABOUT LAST NIGHT (R): A modern remake of the classic 80s romantic comedy, about a man and woman who meet and fall in love, despite the efforts of their disapproving friends. Starring Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, and Paula Patton. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster AMERICAN HUSTLE (R): David O. Russell directs this black comedy inspired by the ABSCAM scandal of the 1970s, which involved the entrapment of several high-profile U.S. politicians. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (PG-13): Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 4 news team return, ready to take New York, and the first 24-hours news channel, by storm. Starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate, and Kristen Wiig. Movies 10 AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (R): A

family reunites following a tragedy, and tensions rise as they’re forced to live with one another under the same roof. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Little, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG-13): Paul Greengrass directs the true story of Richard Phillips, the captain of a cargo ship attacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Keener. Cinema, Movies 10 ENDLESS LOVE (PG-13): A rich girl and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks fall in love despite their parents’ attempt to keep them apart in this remake of the 1980s film. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster FROZEN (PG): A young princess goes on an epic journey to find her sister, whose powers have trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter in this animated Disney musical. With the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece GLORIA (R): An older woman finds love with a formal naval officer in this acclaimed comedy from Chile. Little GRAVITY (PG-13): Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play astronauts who becomes stranded in space after a shuttle accident, in Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller. Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Tinseltown HER (R): Spike Jonze directs this story about a lonely writer who strikes up a romantic relationship with his new operating system. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson. Cinema

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (PG-13): In the second installment of Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy, hobbit Bilbo Baggins continues his quest to help a group of dwarves reclaim their homeland, and confronts a mighty dragon in the process. Cinema THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13): The middle chapter of The Hunger Games finds an uprising against the Capitol beginning as a result of the events in the first film. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Cinema I, FRANKENSTEIN (PG-13): Frankenstein’s monster finds himself caught in the middle of a centuriesold war between gargoyles and demons in this action film from the producers of Underworld. Sure, why not?. Culver IN SECRET (R): A young woman trapped in a loveless marriage embarks on an illicit affair with her husband’s childhood friend. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Lange, Oscar Isaac, and Tom Felton. Little, Pittsford INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (R): A young singer navigates through the Greenwich Village folk folk scene of the 1960s, in this drama from the Coen bothers. Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, and Justin Timberlake. Little THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (R): JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (PG13): The franchise starring author Tom Clancy’s popular character, Jack Ryan, gets a reboot with Chris Pine playing the CIA agent as a young man. With Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, and Kenneth Branagh. Eastview

LABOR DAY (PG-13): Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) directs this story about a 13-year-old boy, his reclusive mother, and the escaped convict who seeks shelter in their home. Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, and James Van Der Beek. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta NEBRASKA (R): Bruce Dern stars as an elderly Missouri man convinced he’s won a million dollars in a sweepstakes, and Will Forte is the son who reluctantly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to collect his winnings. With Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach, and June Squibb. Pittsford OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATION SHORTS (NR): This annual program collects all five Academy Award nominees for Best Animated Short Film. Little OSCAR NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (NR): This annual program collects all five Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary Short. Little OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE-ACTION SHORTS (NR): This annual program collects all five Academy Award nominees for Best Live-Action Short Film. Little PHILOMENA (PG-13): Judi Dench stars in this drama about a journalist (Steve Coogan) who helps an elderly woman search for her son, who she was forced to put up for adoption decades earlier. Little, Pittsford THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (PG): Ben Stiller directs and stars in this adaptation of James Thurber’s story, about a man who dreams of a life of adventure and finally gets to actually live it. With Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, and Adam Scott. Cinema

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CLASSIC CARS WANTED!! 1950-1960 Cadillacs. Especially 1959’s & any convertibles. Will consider Buicks,Chevrolets & other makes & models. (Finders fee paid)  Call/Text Steve @ 315- 863- 1600 or Email: eldo1959@live.com

HEWLETT PACKARD COPIER, letters, pictures,uses color and black ink cartridges (big ones with more ink) Staples or Walmart Works well 585-8802903 $49

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For Sale 2 TIRES, Goodyear Eagle P225/55 R 17. Lot of wear left $30 each 585-723-8134 BOOK CASE dark mahogany 30” wide, 71” tall, 12” deep, 5 shelves $49 585-490-5870

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HORSE BRIDLE (English) Leather Double R, with nice bit and light chain chin strap $50 585-880-2903 KITCHEN TABLE Round, glass. 41” diameter 31”t all with chrome frame $49 585-4905870 LARGE JEWELRY COLLECTION All kinds, old & new, retro, vintage, cameo’s, brooches, beads & more. Great pieces for jewelry designers too, 585-3602895 PORCELAIN FIGURINE (German Shepherd) for 50’s or 60’s $25 585-880-2903 TATOO MAGAZINES many different titles. Read once, then stored. All excellent condition. Aprrox. 850. Asking $450 Richie 585-256-2038

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Jam Section BASSIST SEEKING MUSICIANS for R & B Group. looking for commitment to one group. Must have equipment & transportation. Available Eves. Quick learner of material (covers and Originals) Bobby 585-3284121 rlbullock@frontier.com CALLING ALL MUSICIANS OF ALL GENRES the Rochester Music Coalition wants you! Please register on our

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Good Bones on the Boulevard 1210 Genesee Park Boulevard Here’s an American Foursquare with good bones and bright light waiting for a personal touch. Hallmarks of this 1928 home include original gumwood trim, leaded glass doorknobs, nine foot ceilings, deep crown molding and baseboards, oak floors and plenty of natural light. From the sidewalk, a front walk leads to the stucco house with window boxes and foundation plantings. The arched front entrance introduces a theme carried into the generous living room, where arches frame a large alcove for an armoire or reading nook, as well as a graceful entry to the dining room. Another theme introduced in the front door and sidelights is leaded glass, repeated in the bookcase doors adjoining the decorative fireplace in the living room. Light fills the entire first floor through large picture windows, a sunroom, and eat-in kitchen, where windows flank the double porcelain sink and overlook the yard and two-car garage.

CALL 244-3329 X23 OR EMAIL CHRISTINE@ROCHESTER-CITYNEWS.COM PRICE REDUCTION!, 1481 Bushwood Circle, Webster: $379,900, 5 beds, 3.5 baths, 2.5 car garage, in-law apt, in-ground pool, treed yard with a stream, etc.... A must see - Call Ryan @ 585-201-0724, Re/Max Realty Group 218-6802.

The broad archway leading from the living room to the dining room continues the sense of flowing space and light. There is room for a dinner table of eight, with space to spare for a sideboard, china cupboard or desk. Sliding doors draw the eye outside to the deck and backyard, inviting plans for a garden, arbor or play yard. The good bones of this house continue in updated utilities, recent roof, water heater, air conditioning, ceiling fan, and attic floor insulation.

The attic is a blank slate to dream and develop. The current living space is 1670 square feet. The lot measures 48 x 141 feet. Upstairs, the hardwood floors and gumwood doors continue, with a linen closet and three bedrooms. The master bedroom currently spans two rooms, as a suite or readily reclaimed fourth bedroom. There is one full bathroom with a shower-tub combination. The new owner of this house will join a vibrant community. The 19th Ward Community Association (www.19wca.org) is the oldest neighborhood association in the country, celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Volunteers run annual events like skating parties at Genesee Skating Rink, pot luck dinners, and June Fair. Beyond social events, the network keeps archives and advocates for schools, property values, and zoning concerns with local government. Priced at $82,900, this home is eligible for a grant to staff from the University of Rochester, Strong and Unity Health to support down payment and closing costs. The University of Rochester bus serves the neighborhood. For more information, contact listing agent Adrienne Kllc of RE/MAX Realty, who is a 19th Ward resident and former neighborhood association president, at 585-218-6812. by Melissa Hopkins Melissa is a City resident, English teacher and freelance writer.

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Employment > page 33 website. For further info: www. rochestermusiccoalition.org info@rochestermusiccoalition. org 585-235-8412 DRUMMER WANTED Cover band with a soulful style Motown, Sade, Bill Withers, etc. Practice Mon/Thurs evenings in Scottsville. Call Kelly 259-2562 /Josh 4904369 KEYBOARD PLAYER needed to play with one of Rochester’s finest Big Bands. Great charts able to rehearse a few Weds. during the months of (April-November) effective 04/15/2014 585-442-7480 LOOKING FOR GOSPEL MUSICIAN to perform music during church services and doing our first & fourth Sunday fellowingships. We do several churches Bobby 585-43282141 frlbullock@frontier.com MEET OTHER MUSICIANS. Jam & Play out, call & say hello, any level & any age ok. I play keyboards - organ B3 Style Call 585-266-6337 Martino THE GREGORY KUNDE CHORALE is looking for male voices. Call for an audition now to join our fourteenth season! Info Line 377 7568 or visit our website www. gregorykundechorale.org

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Music Services PIANO LESSIONS In your home or mine. Patient, experienced instructor teaching all ages, levels and musical styles. Call Scott: 585- 465-0219. Visit www.scottwrightmusic.com

Miscellaneous ATTENTION VIAGRA USERS. Help improve your stamina, drive, and endurance with EverGene. 100% natural. Call for FREE bottle. NO PRESCRIPTION NEEDED! 866-847-3986 DONATE YOUR CAR to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting MakeA-Wish. We offer free towing and your donation is 100% tax deductible. Call 917-336-1254 Today! HAS YOU BUILDING SHIFTED OR SETTLED? Contact Woodford Brothers Inc, for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLDBARN. www.woodfordbros. com. “Not applicable in Queens county” PELVIC/ TRANSVAGINAL MESH? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and the present? If the mesh caused complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Charles H.Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800-535-5727 SAWMILLS from only $4897.00- MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/ DVD:  www.NorwoodSawmills. com 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N

Notices GET CLEAN TODAY Free 24/7 Helpline for Addiction Treatment. Alcohol Abuse. Drug Addiction. Prescription Abuse. Call Now 855-577-0234 Rehab Placement Service.

Workshop NAMI ROCHESTER is offering  two  Family to Family 12 week Educational Programs for families or friends of individuals  with  mental illness. Classes  begin on  March 4th and 5th. No Charge to attend. Pre-Registration is required. Must enroll before March 1st. www.namirochester. org, or 423-1593.

Wanted to Buy CASH FOR COINS! Buying ALL Gold & Silver. Also Stamps & Paper Money, Entire Collections, Estates. Travel to your home. Call Marc in NYC 1-800-9593419

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Strong Staffing, at The University of Rochester, is currently looking for experienced individuals to fill temporary positions in: • Clerical support • Secretarial support (Medical & Administrative) • Environmental Services and Food Service • Painters (with commercial experience) • Patient Care Technicians (with blood draw experience)

To be considered for an interview, candidates must have: High School diploma or GED | Recent, related experience Env Services, & Food Service candidates must be available rotating shifts, and alternating weekends & holidays

Apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp Use a Keyword search for Strong Staffing and apply to the appropriate job posting. EOE

AIRLINE CAREERS begin here– Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Financial aid for qualified students– Housing available.Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-2967093 ANALYST/PROGRAMMER LEAD Authentication Services, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY). Support the development, ongoing stabilization & maintenance support for Authentication Services with an emphasis on identity & access management for higher education. Provide on-call & after-hours support as required. Work location is in Brighton, NY. Send resume to T. Collins-Howard, Manager University IT Applications, University of Rochester Information Technology, 2615 W. Henrietta Rd, Brighton, NY 14623. Reference job # 0174. BAKESHOP PRODUCT INNOVATION and Process Development Manager, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. (Rochester, NY). Drive strategic product innovation efforts and develop new products and new manufacturing processes and formulations on a company wide basis for Wegmans brand baked goods products. Manage and enhance quality control policies and procedures. Send resume to A.Sennett, 100 Market Street, Rochester, New York 14624. DRIVERS Job Opportunities in our owner operator fleet: Shuttle fleet, drop & hook $3,000 signon bonus: $1.52 avg/all miles. Call 800-525-3029 or visit www.driveatlas.com/shuttle UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Multiple openings. Medical Technologist II – Work night shifts and rotating holidays performing and interpreting blood tests, performing circulator duties, blood product processing, and other related duties. Rochester, New York. Send resume to Debra Masel, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642.

Volunteers ADULTS NEEDED TO READ with young children at Wednesday after-school program, 4:45 – 5:30pm, Covenant United Methodist Church, a welcoming and reconciling congregation. 654-8115 or covenantumc@ frontiernet.net. BECOME A DOCENT at the Rochester Museum & Science Center Must be an enthusiastic communicator, Like working with children. Learn more at http://www.rmsc.org/Support/ Volunteer Or call 585-697-1948 BRIGHTEN A LIFE. Lifespan’s The Senior Connection program needs people 55+ to volunteer to make 2 friendly phone calls / 2 visits each month to an older adult Call Katie 585-244-8400 x 152

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EMPLOYMENT / CAREER TRAINING FOSTER PARENTS WANTED! Monroe County is looking for adults age 21 and over to consider opening their homes to foster children. Call 334-9096 or visit www.MonroeFosterCare. org. LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF ROCHESTER needs adult tutors to help adults who are waiting to improve their reading, writing, English speaking, or math skills. Call 473-3030, or check our website at www. literacyrochester.org MCC DENTAL STUDENT Seeking patients who haven’t had a cleaning in 3+ years and would like a complimentary cleaning. Contact Tina 585902-8009 MEALS ON WHEELS Needs Volunteers for :Meal delivery. Clerical work and answering phones, scheduling volunteers to deliver routes. For more information visit our website at www.vnsnet.com or call 7878326. SCHOOL #12 999 South Ave. is looking for reading & math volunteers, English & Spanish. Training provided. Call Vicki 585-461-4282 ST. JOSEPH’S HOUSE invites volunteers to live and work at our soup kitchen/shelter. This is essential, rewarding, hard work. Call Tim @ 314-1962

Business Opportunities START A HOME BASED BUSINESS. Part-time or FullTime. Serious inquires only. 585-271-3243

Career Training AIRLINE CAREERS begin here - Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877492-3059 (AAN CAN) AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualifiedJob placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-296-7093

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NEXTSTEPU RETAIL CENTERS LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on September 27, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members.

[ NOTICE ] B & H Mechanical Services, LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 04/16/13. Off. Loc.: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 645 Atlantic Ave., Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Byron Conn Design, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/31/2014. 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 524 Bailey Rd., W. Henrietta, NY 14586. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of Upstate Mechanical Systems, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/14/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 258 Somershire Drive, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Articles of Organization with respect to 86-90 Parkhurst Road, LLC, a New York Limited Liability Company, were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on January 23, 2014. The County in New York State where its office is located is Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of 86-90 Parkhurst Road, LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against 86-90 Parkhurst Road, LLC served upon him or her is 66 Sawmill Drive, Penfield, New York 14526. There are no exceptions adopted by the Company, or set forth in its Operating Agreement, to the limited liability of members pursuant to Section 609(a) of the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. 86-90 Parkhurst Road, LLC is formed for the purpose of managing, leasing, and operating apartment projects, office buildings, retail and wholesale commercial spaces and other real estate. [ NOTICE ] AXIS GEOSPATIAL, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office location: Monroe Co. LLC formed in Maryland (MD) on 10/22/01. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC 101 Bay ST Ste 4 Easton, MD 21601. MD address of LLC: 101 Bay ST Easton, MD 21601. Arts. Of Org. filed

Capital Gaming, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/7/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 400 Andrews St., Ste. 500, Rochester, NY 14604. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] CLT Innovations, LLC filed Articles of Organization with NYS Dept. of State: 26 December 2013. Office of LLC: Monroe County The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. Copies of any process may be mailed to the LLC at: P.O. Box 64363; Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE ] DAF ENTERPRISE, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/9/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Donald A. Fella, 204 Shorewood Dr., NY 14580. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] EAGLE BOOKKEEPING SERVICES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/8/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to George Shields, 1906 Crittenden

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Legal Ads > page 35 Rd., Apt. 7, Rochester, NY 14623. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] EMPIRE DEFENSE SYSTEMS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/6/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Joseph T. Loverdi, 815 Ayrault Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Faith Street Film Partners II, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on December 20, 2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 147 Regatta Dr., Webster, NY 14580. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Index No. 2012-2588 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Thomas A. Randazzo; Capital One Bank USA NA; Midland Funding LLC, doing business in New York as Midland Funding of Delaware LLC; “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe”, Index No. 2012-2588 Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated December 6, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on March 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 318 Wolcott Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606, Tax Account No. 104.09-4-48, described in Deed recorded in Liber 6716 of Deeds, page 283; lot size .12 acres. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $15,421.65 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements,

attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: February 2014 Victoria M. Lagoe, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 \Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE ] Index No. 2014-454 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, f/k/a Eastman Savings and Loan Association, Plaintiff, vs. Eleanor Ann Fogle, Deceased, and any persons who are heirs distributees of Eleanor Ann Fogle, Deceased, and all persons who are widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be deceased, and their husbands, wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; Gerald Nusz; United States of America; People of the State of New York; “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe”, Defendants. Location of property to be foreclosed: 63 Kings Lane, Town of Irondequoit, Monroe County, NY TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Monroe County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. NOTICE: YOU MAY BE 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 property. 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

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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: January 14, 2014 MATTHEW RYEN, ESQ. Lacy Katzen LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff Office and Post Office Address 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE ] LIN COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/9/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, P.O. Box 16572, Rochester, NY 14616. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] LYJZH LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 01/16/2014. Office location: Monroe county. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LYJZH LLC at 1487 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd Rochester NY 14623. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] MASON WEALTH MANAGEMENT LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/9/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to 1880 Winton Road South, Ste. 8, Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity.

Brighton, County of Monroe, for a restaurant.

East Rochester NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful act.

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Notice of Formation of Basley, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/20/14. 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 115 Vineyard Dr, Greece, NY 14616 . Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of formation of 5021 RIDGE ROAD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/16/2014. 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: The LLC, 5019 Ridge Road West, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Emily’s Happy Critters Pet Care LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY 12/3/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 263 Somershire Dr. Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LP WELDS AND STRUCTURES, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 2/3/14. 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, 180 Penn Ln., Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of US Axiom LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/14/2014. 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 30 Hedge Wood Lane, Pittsford, NY 14534 . Purpose: international commodities trading.

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Name: JOSE JOE’S LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/17/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O JOSE JOE’S LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of 240 Culver Road LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/13/2014. 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 815 W. Whitney Road, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of formation of 2635 COUNTY ROAD 22 PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/11/2014. 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: The LLC, 60 North Lincoln Road,

Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by Keyman Management Group LLC dba Brick Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta, 2833 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14618, Town of

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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Agency for Social Skills Education Training LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/13/14. 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 LLC, 15 Chelten Rise, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BELLA HOMES OF NY, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/16/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 71 Watersong Trail, Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Bevel LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10-17-2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 20 Office Park Way, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BOBDAR WATERFRONT PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/18/14. 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 Brimstone Properties, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/06/14. 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 PO Box 60581, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of City Design Lab LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/31/2014. 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 90 Canal St. Suite111 Rochester, NY14608 Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CPI Webster LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/27/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 235 Moore St., Suite 300, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Dewey Family Liquor, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2888 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Discover Your Match, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/27/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 277 Alexander Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Doherty Real Estate LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/21/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1100 University Ave #201, Rochester, NY 14607 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Dominic J Bozzelli, LLC Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y

of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/14. 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 7 Parks Crossing, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of EYF GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Foothill Enterprises LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 695 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, NY 14609, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/07/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 207 Rich’s Dugway Rd., Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of JARM PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1704 Penfield Rd., Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Juggling Cats, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/04/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Henry Seymour, 153 Rutgers Street, Rochester, NY 14607. General Purposes.

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Notice of Formation of FV Apartments LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of LaunchGo, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/7/2014. 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 296 Farmington Rd, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Glick Glove & Safety, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/8/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 411, Victor NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Greekobox LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/31/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 560 Embury Rd, Rochester NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS,

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LEGACY CONSTRUCTION & EIFS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/16/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is Mevs Properties LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on January 9, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as

Legal Ads agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 3220 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is Stonetown Partners LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on February 10, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: c/o 18 N. Main St, Pittsford, NY 14534. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is 4320 Culver Road, LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on February 14, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution .5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 151-08 6th Rd, Whitestone, NY 11357. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MAZAL PROPERTIES AT ROCHESTER, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 72-14 136th Street, Flushing, New York 11367. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Louelle Design Studio LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) January 8, 2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 538 Linden Street, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MDA PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/28/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, P.O. Box 414, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of MILLWORK REPUBLIC, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/2014. 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: The LLC, 187 Newcastle Rd., Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of OGDEN AUTO SALES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/2/2014. 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 Anthony A. Dinitto, Esq., 8 Silent Meadows Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Pillar of Strength Fabrication LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/05/2011. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process toThe LLC, 146 Halstead St. STE-101, Rochester N.Y. 14610. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Planet Construction LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on April 2nd 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 382 Glenwood Av. Rochester NY 14613. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Prime East Haven, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste.

228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Prime Storage Five, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rock RR Realty, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/31/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Rose Pearl LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/2014. 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: The LLC, 27 Oakmount Dr., Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ]

SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1715 Millington Terrace, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Place, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Formation of Williamstowne Village LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Tali Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 33 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Cottages At Troutburg LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/2/11. 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 710 Latta Rd., Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ]

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Notice of Formation of The Villages at Fairway LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of 45-47 WRIGHT, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office location: MONROE County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 2/7/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cal Title-Search, Inc., 1005 12th St., Ste. B, Sacramento, CA 95814. Address to be maintained in CA: 631 Brookside Dr., Danville, CA 94526. Arts of Org. filed with the CA Secy. of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Formation of Sparc Occupational and Physical Therapy Services, PLLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) January 16,2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 595 Blossom Road Suite 308, Rochester, New York 14610 . Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of Triumph Real Estate Services, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 64 Olvia Drive, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Steve’s Cycle and Ski Works LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) April 19, 2013, Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of WV Apartments LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of SHRS Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of formation of Timvan MEDIA, LLC. Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 78 Genesee View Trl, Rochester, NY 14623 Purpose: any lawful activity.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of V.J. Shultz Enterprise LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/27/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 332 Cascade

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GateHouse Media Holdco, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/31/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/27/05. Princ. office of LLC: 350 Willowbrook Office Park, Fairport, NY 144504222. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St, - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GateHouse Media Intermediate Holdco, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on

01/31/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/05/08. Princ. office of LLC: 350 Willowbrook Office Park, Fairport, NY 144504222. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St, - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GateHouse Media Operating, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/31/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/19/97. Princ. office of LLC: 350 Willowbrook Office Park, Fairport, NY 14450-4222. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St, - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GateHouse Media, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/31/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/10/97. Princ. office of LLC: 350 Willowbrook Office Park, Fairport, NY 144504222. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St.,-Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of WinnDevelopment Company Limited Partnership. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/12. Office location: Monroe County. LP formed in Massachusetts (MA) on 5/29/12. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the MA address

of LLC: c/o WinnCompanies, 6 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA 02109. Name/ address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with MA Secy. of State, One Ashburton Place, Ste. 1710, Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice to Bidders: Economy Paving Company will be preparing quotations for the NYS DOT project D262557 milling and resurfacing on Rt 404 in the Town of Webster, Wayne County and D262504 sidewalk improvements at various locations in Monroe and Wayne Counties to be bid on March 6, 2014. We solicit your Subcontract bids or material supply quotations. Plans are available through the NYS DOT website at WWW.dot. ny.gov/doing-business/ opportunities/const-notices.. Please fax quotes to 607756-4742 or email to jjump@economypaving. com. We are an equal opportunity employer. [ NOTICE ] Regional Enterprises, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/ 21/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 400 Andrews St., Ste. 500, Rochester, NY 14604. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Rochester Residential Properties, LLC filed Art. Of Org. with Sec’y of State on 9/20/13. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 144 Village Landing #192, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] ROCK POWER MARKETING, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 2/4/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to Attn: Member, 20 Dewberry Drive, Rochester, NY 14622. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] SUPER GUITAR LICKS, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 2/4/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process

to Attn: Member, 20 Dewberry Drive, Rochester, NY 14622. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] THE PITTSFORD TAP & GRILLE, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 1/9/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to PO Box 23503, Rochester, NY 14692. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] TIMFIRE ENTERPRISES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/22/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Eric Firenze, 512 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14612. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is West Commercial Holdings LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on February 6, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 410 W. Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of WEDGE FIVE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/5/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 100 Alexander St., Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] CORNERSTONE DESIGN SYSTEMS LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on January 24, 2014. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any

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mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] GLORI BEAD, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 27, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is

the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] HONEOYE PARTNERS, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New

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York (“SSNY”) on January 29, 2014. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: FC FINISHES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/28/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O FC FINISHES LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: II VIII II RIO CALABRESE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/28/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O II VIII II RIO CALABRESE LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] NEXT STEP LEARNING SOLUTIONS LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on October 3, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] NEXT STEP MEDIA SOLUTIONS LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 1, 2013. Principal office location: Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any

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lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ Notice of Formation of 78OO BREWERTON ROAD LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Office location: Monroe. Princ. Office of LLC: 1950 Brighton Henrietta TLR, Rochester, NY 14623. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: William R. Heitz, 1950 Brighton Henrietta TLR, Rochester, NY 14623. Reg. Agent is: Heitz Law Firm, 1 E. Main Street, SU 200, Victor, NY 14564. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation of Speakeasy properties, LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Jan. 27, 2014. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 500 Mill Road, Rochester, NY 14626. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation of 120 LINDEN OAKS PARTNERS LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Nov. 19, 2013. Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Dr., Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Office location: Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Dr., Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of formation of Integrity Properties of Rochester LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on February 7, 2014. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 75 Tahoe Drive, Rochester, New York 14616. 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 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the LLC is Abode Rochester, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on January 31, 2014. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, and the address a copy shall be mailed is 3 Old Drake Run, Fairport, NY 14450. The LLC is managed by one or more managers. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ]

The name of the Limited Liability Company is Commercial Power Systems, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 12/13/13. 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 760-B Canning Parkway, Victor, NY 14564, The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law.

190 Culver LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on January 14, 2014 with an effective date of formation of January 14, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 1599 Highland Avenue, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 1499 Highland Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law.

[ Notice of Formation of GMR MOBIL LLC ]

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ]

Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Dec. 19, 2013.

CDE&T Partners, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF COMMERCIAL POWER SYSTEMS, LLC ]

York Secretary of State on January 2, 2014 with an effective date of formation of January 2, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 3300 Monroe Avenue, Suite 301, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 3300 Monroe Avenue, Suite 301, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] SS Landscaping, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on January 16, 2014 with an effective date of formation of January 16, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 1085 Rothwood Drive, Webster, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 1085 Rothwood Drive, Webster, New York 14580. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Scottsville-EastRiver LLC ] Articles of Organization with Secretary of State of NY on 1/28/2014. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC at 1048 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ Notice of Ignite Cheer Tumbling Center, LLC ] Ignite Cheer Tumbling Center, LLC was filed with SSNY on 10/16/2013. Office: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. P.O. address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon SSNY: 54 Shoreway Drive, Rochester, New York 14612. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2013-8270 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union,

Plaintiff, vs. Estate of Sarah L. Ford, Cynthia L. Ford as Voluntary Administrator; Capital One Bank, USA N.A.; Klein Steel Service Inc.; New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance; People of the State of New York; United States of America, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated February 6, 2014 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Monroe County Clerk’s Office located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on March 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 65 Moulson Street, Rochester, NY 14621, Tax Account No. 091.643-66 described in Deed recorded in Liber 4876 of Deeds, page 139; lot size 39.30 x 115.05. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $39,917.78 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: February 2014 Timothy DeJohn, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ PLLC NOTICE OF FORMATION ] The name of the professional service limited liability company is Peter Offermann Land Surveying, PLLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on February 12, 2014. The office of the PLLC is located in Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the PLLC upon whom process may be served. A copy of the process served shall be mailed to 4 Nyby Road, Rochester NY 14624. The PLLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the PLLC is to practice the profession of land surveying.

Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD

Can’t Possibly Be True

— “This (was) my life,” said musician Boujemaa Razgui in December, referring to the 13 handmade flutes that he played professionally, “and now they’re gone.” Arriving in New York City from Madrid with the 13 woodwinds in his checked luggage, he was shocked to discover that U.S. Customs had destroyed them without notice because “wood” is a restricted “agricultural” import. (Unsophisticated agents had apparently regarded them as mere bamboo.) Razgui plays all over the world including, since 2002, with the Boston Camerata ensemble staged by the city’s Museum of Fine Arts. — A Georgia Regents University’s dental school official acknowledged in December that the school would likely continue to conduct research on the mouths of stray dogs solely to test a coating that might inhibit infections in humans’ dental implants. The work is controversial because the only way to study the installed implants is to remove them, after euthanizing the dogs. (Also, the research is sponsored by commercial dental-implant companies for a market dominated by elective cosmetic patients.) (However, a GRU professor noted that implants are also functional, as they inhibit infections that might reach the heart’s lining and other locations.) — Saved by the Blimps: Americans who have grown accustomed to hearing that the U.S. is militarily without peer might have been shocked to learn in January (as CBS News reported from a Pentagon interview) that America has “practically zero capability” either to detect enemy cruise missiles fired at Washington, D.C., from offshore,

or even worse, to “defend against (them).” The Pentagon’s interim makeshift solution to protect the U.S. capital, said an official, is to launch two blimps, soon, to float two miles up over a base in Maryland to try to spot any such missiles. — In February, a California Highway Patrol officer handcuffed and threatened to arrest a firefighter performing an emergency roadside rescue along Interstate 805 in Chula Vista, Calif., because the rescuer would not move his truck from the fast lane, where it was “impeding” traffic. Firefighters are required to block lanes during rescues, specifically to “impede” traffic for their own protection and that of victims nearby. CHP and the Chula Vista firefighters later jointly called the incident a “miscommunication.”

People With Issues

Christopher Pagano, 41, was finally arrested in January as police identified him as the man who had apparently been roaming the Mayfair neighborhood of Philadelphia for several weeks exposing his genitals while lovingly fondling a hunk of Swiss cheese (“cheese-accessorized” genitals, wrote a Philadelphia Daily News reporter). The case was broken when a 2012 victim recalled a “Swiss cheese pervert” in the Philadelphia area and searched for him on the Internet, locating a man who rhapsodized as much about cheese as about having sex. “I started to compare girls to cheese due to their milky (complexions),” the man (Pagano) wrote. “(G)irls are soft, smooth-feeling, and tend to like dairy products more.”

[ LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION ON PAGE 33 ]

[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t let your emotions sweep you into a no-win romantic situation. Step back and question the motives of the person pursuing you. Pressure tactics must be defused before you are in too deep to say no. Time spent with friends will be far better for your self-esteem. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A straightforward approach to love and romance will bring high returns. Don’t be afraid to say what’s on your mind or make an offer that’s difficult to refuse. A commitment can be made and plans put into motion if you do it with finesse and confidence.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll be flirting with romantic possibilities, but before you jump into a situation, step back and take a wait-and-see approach before you suggest exclusivity. Boredom is likely to set in the moment you are positive the object of your desire has eyes only for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Romantic encounters will be subject to change unexpectedly. You may think you want one partner when another catches your attention. Slow down and have a little fun. Get to know potential partners well enough to know how much you have in com-

mon and what the pitfalls might be. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will crave a passionate encounter, but base your actions on your motives. Be upfront about how you feel and how you want to proceed. As long as you are honest, you have nothing to fear and should have no regrets as you move forward. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll know as soon as you set eyes on that special someone. Socializing will bring you in touch with plenty of interesting people, but volunteering for something is more likely to lead to someone with the same

standards, morals, ethics and common goals as you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t be fooled by what someone says to win your heart. You have to take an objective look at what’s being offered and what’s expected in return. Love can be extremely confusing if the ground rules aren’t laid out plain and clear. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Mingle, participate and enjoy what life has to offer. Meet people from different backgrounds and explore unique ways of life, and you will find someone willing to combine what both of you have to offer in order to come up with a workable lifestyle.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t get dragged back in time when it comes to love. Someone from your past is likely to play mind games with you if given the chance. It’s always nice to see old friends and flames, but don’t forget why you lost touch in the first place. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ve got all the right moves and the mystery and magnetism to attract someone special. Make sure you give an honest assessment of your current situation and goals, or you will find someone has a change of heart. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Secrets, meddling and outside

influences can be expected if you are too vocal about your love life. Don’t share your thoughts until you feel you can do so without interference. Do a background check if you have any concerns regarding the person you want to be with. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Use your dreamy charm and your uniqueness to entice the one you love. Your genuine desire and passionate approach will quickly determine where you stand and if you should take a step closer to making a commitment that will lead to a lifelong personal investment.

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