Projects fight cattail PAGE 8 overgrowth and erosion
Problems are bigger than East.
Inside the new Rochester Taproom.
Genetic links: Geva’s “Informed Consent.”
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THEATER REVIEW, PAGE 24
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Do corporations bleed real blood?
Mary Anna Towler’s recent column, “Religious Freedom and Our Other Rights” (Urban Journal), to some extent conveys the impression that she accepts the notion that corporations are the beneficiaries of the First Amendment’s protection of free speech and freedom of religion. I’m betting she doesn’t accept that notion. And, yes, I am aware of the Citizens United case (also of the Dred Scott decision and Bush v. Gore; that makes three great Supreme Court mistakes.) What seems to be missing from commentary around these issues is the real nature of a corporation. Commence a lawsuit against individual owners of an LLC or corporate stockholders for alleged negligence or wrongdoing of the company, and the defendants will quickly assert that they “are not” their company. They are free from individual liability because such companies are legal fictions, creations of state statutes, designed to encourage economic activity. Yet some owners, e.g. Hobby Lobby’s, claim they “are” the company they own when it involves their personal political and religious rights. I would respectfully suggest that these rights were rightfully meant for humans who bleed red blood, not for companies that make green money. WILLIAM H. BRISTOL
Arts Council heads north
On “Arts and Cultural Council Announces Move to Kodak Center for Performing Arts”:
I hate this whole story! Years ago, someone floated the idea (it might have been the Rochester Broadway Theater League or the Philharmonic) of forming a United Way for the arts. Instead, we get stupid magazines, crashed and burned Ren. Square, and another failure in the making with RAPA. When will we learn? Try this scenario: City brings together a meeting of the arts groups and tries to gain consensus about what to do before the whole house of cards tumbles! CLINT
This seems to go from bad to worse! Shall we drain every art business out of the downtown? Think: what art community do you serve living on Ridge Road far from music/art/ writers? Does anyone actually believe that an art gallery in the Kodak building will entice visitors from... anywhere? Artists: do not pay to exhibit in the space unless you’re willing to bus in your friends and family to see the show! We have all but lost any community support for visual art in this town. I see this as only another example of “why.” SHIRLEY DAWSON
With war’s end, stop the funding
By the end of this year, the U.S. will have fewer than 10,000 troops left in Afghanistan. The U.S. won’t technically be at war with any country. So why does President Obama want to increase the amount of money our country allocates to war funding? I was disturbed to learn that in his budget request of March 4, the Obama administration asked Congress for $80 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations that is in addition to core Pentagon spending of about $500 billion. This Overseas Contingency Operations account was
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created to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. With those wars over, the account should disappear. Instead, it seems to be becoming a permanent slush fund that could help the Pentagon get around the effect of budget cuts – a luxury that no other parts of the government have. I want to encourage people to find out more about the Overseas Contingency Operations fund at the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s website, fcnl.org/ budget, and to contact our senators to ask them not to fund this part of the budget. Let’s re-invest the money we’ve been spending on war on other priorities, not provide extra padding for the Pentagon’s already well-endowed budget. MARK ANTONUCCI
In her letter regarding how MCC disburses its funds (“MCC’s Role,” Feedback), I find it interesting that Ms. Cavalieri forgot about the fundraising MCC did in regards to improving the athletic facilities, namely the PAC and the John DiMarco soccer field. Money was generously donated by Arunas Chesonis to the tune of $3.5 million dollars, with a provision that MCC raise a similar amount. Funds were also donated by the DiMarco family. I believe all the money from the state, county, and federal governments are used to pay for professors, ancillary staff, and housing as appropriate within the stipulations set forth in the various grant applications. As for the housing situation, with increased attendance at the Henrietta campus, there was a need for on-campus housing for outside students to live and not have to worry about the additional expense of rent. All students who come to MCC from outside the state and the country will have to pay a higher tuition than a NYS resident would.
Putin and Crimea On “The High-risk Stakes in Crimea and Ukraine” (Guest Commentary): While I agree
that the US’s (and Europe’s) response to the crisis has been ill conceived, the defense of the people of Crimea’s right to selfdetermination seems a bit naive. How can their cries for selfdetermination be taken seriously when only a slim majority of their citizens are ethnic Russians and when this cry of freedom suddenly rang out when Crimea was full of Russian troops? I’m sure the Tatars and the Ukrainians who live there don’t feel the same way. MICHAEL OSADCIW
Crimea and Kosovo are not in the same moral universe — nor are the other situations the author cites remotely comparable. Iraq, for example, was liberated precisely because the vaunted “international system” proved itself incapable of dealing with a psychotic despot like Saddam Hussein. B.D.G.
Making it big on Broadway and elsewhere
Readers of “It’s Curtains for You: Rochesterians on Broadway” responded with names of other locals who have made it to Broadway and movies:
I just saw Rob Campbell, Penfield High School Class of 1987, in the Broadway show “All the Way.” He plays George Wallace. Amazing actor and guy! CHEY
Actress Hudson Leick (then known as Heidi Leick) wasn’t born in Rochester but did attend Brighton High (Class of ‘87). She went on to substantial success, mostly in television, as Callisto on “Xena,” as well as roles on “Melrose Place,” other popular series, and some TV and movies. She also has a handful of film credits. KC
Cass Morgan, Brighton High grad class of 1963 (Sandy Balch), grew up in Rochester and has performed at Geva many times. She is currently in the Broadway show “The Bridges of Madison County.” LHS
J. Michael Zygo, Williamson grad, SUNY Geneseo grad: original concept of “Once,” original Broadway cast of “Once”... still going strong. TEEPLE BUNCH
I’m not sure these individuals performed before leaving Rochester, but these names quickly came to my mind: Peter Breck, “Big Valley” TV show; Foster Brooks, comedian; Louise Brooks, silent film star; Renee Fleming (does opera count as theater?); Robert Forster, “Medium Cool”; John Lithgow, two-time supporting actor nominee; Hugh O’Brien, “Wyatt Earp” TV series. KATHERINE LUBITOW
Wayne Barker, a Bloomfield High School graduate, was nominated for a Tony Award for composing “Peter and the Starcatcher.” SARAH HUDSON WILLIAMS
Several young performers have been on national touring shows. Alizabeth York (Gananda) was in “The Music Man”; Colin Nims (Gananda) was in “Oliver”; Tim Mitchum (Rochester) was in “Lion King”; Clay Thompson (Gananda) was in several tours and is in “Matilda” on Broadway. There are many, many others! I had the privilege of working with each of those amazing performers.
Vary is a former MCC student.
Though she’s not a performer, former Rochesterian and Bishop Kearney grad Bernie Caulfield is executive producer of the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” SARAH J.
And then there’s East Bloomfield’s gift to the gay porn world, the legendary Casey Donovan.
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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
It’s not East High’s fault OK: the crisis in the Rochester school district has finally reached the level of absurdity. The academic problems plaguing the district’s largest school, East High, have continued for so long that the State Education Department has ordered the district to… well, DO SOMETHING. Turn the school into a charter school, close it and send its students to other district schools, turn it over to SUNY, bring an outside agency in to run it, close it and create some other kind of school inside the building: the district must do one of the above. Why? Because the state had told the district previously that it had to DO SOMETHING. And things haven’t gotten better. The graduation rate is low. The absenteeism rate is high. (The poverty rate is high, too. BUT THAT’S NO EXCUSE! says the state.) So now, huffing like an outof-patience parent, State Ed has told the school district that it has to do something with East. MAKE A BIG CHANGE! Raise your hand if you think East High School is the problem. Any takers? Of course not. Because it isn’t. As ordered, though, the Rochester School District will do something to East High School. Because the State Ed Department says it has to. But the students who aren’t doing well at East haven’t been doing well for a long time. This is not rocket science. The students have been passed up through the system, one grade at a time, whether they are able to do grade-level work or not. And the further up they’re passed, the further behind they get. We shouldn’t be surprised that they skip school, fail tests, drop out. And let’s be serious. Do we really think that extending the school day, adding art and music, and offering sports activities will make up for those years of falling behind? If students reach seventh and ninth grade and can’t do third-grade work, do we really think that tutoring them in geometry and Shakespeare will get them up to speed? Get them interested in school? Restore their self-esteem? Do we think that in-school suspensions and home visits by teachers will work miracles? Years ago, we went through this kind of discussion about the old Madison High School, where grades and graduation rates were abysmally low. The Madison community put together reform plans. Jesse Jackson visited and got students, parents, and teachers all fired up. Nothing changed. And the district finally closed the school. And tore it down. And sent the students to other schools
Students have been passed up through the system whether they are able to do gradelevel work or not. elsewhere in the city. Franklin High School has a similar story, sans the teardown. Many of us recognize that it’s not just what happens inside a school that determines a student’s success. Poverty, health, role models, a parent’s education level: all are a factor, and the district can’t do much about them. (Although, commendably, it tries, serving meals, bringing in tutors, pressing for school health facilities and social workers.) Still, schools and teachers and principals are extremely important. There are things the district can do. It can train its staff, insist on excellence, hold people accountable. And for heaven’s sake, it can stop passing children up through the system. It could, for instance, determine whether every child in the early years of elementary school has enough basic skills to progress to higher grades. And for those who don’t, it could bring in leaders of the larger community and insist that they provide enough resources to get them up to speed. Not all of Rochester’s education news is bad. We’ve at last begun to focus on the need for more pre-school programs, to help children get the language and social skills they need. But these are early days. Success will require money, effort, and long-term commitment. Meantime, the State Ed Department needs to cut out the threats and get serious about what needs to be done in the early grades. Otherwise, we’ll keep wasting money on futile efforts. East High School is not the problem.
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Arts council moving
The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester is moving to the Kodak Center for Performing Arts at the Eastman Business Park on West Ridge Road. The new space will include a gallery, as well as offices and a meeting space. The council should be in its new space next month.
Deputy mayor charged
Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon was charged with speeding and driving while intoxicated. Redon reportedly offered his resignation, but was rebuffed by Mayor Lovely Warren. Following the incident, Redon used several personal days to seek counseling. Questions have been raised about the role Redon’s diabetes played in the incident.
Carballada at CUE
Former City of Rochester official Carlos Carballada has been named interim director of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship. The center is at 40 Franklin Street downtown, in the old Rochester Savings Bank building. Carballada was commissioner of the city’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development. He
was also acting mayor for a short time.
City Council race shapes up
Eugenio Cotto Jr., former executive director of the Group 14621 Community Association, announced his candidacy for City Council. Cotto, a Democrat, is running to represent the Northeast District on Council. The seat is currently held by fellow Democrat Mike Patterson. Cotto and Patterson will fight it out for the Democratic endorsement.
POLICE | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
New RPD chief outlines plans
Rochester Police Chief Mike Ciminelli said last week that the plan to take the RPD from an east-west model to a quadrantbased model should be ready by May. And then it will take a year or more to complete the transition, he said.
Henrietta says no
The Henrietta Town Board voted 4 to 0 in favor of Supervisor Jack Moore’s resolution opposing a Seneca Nation of Indians casino in the town. The Seneca Gaming Corporation has purchased 32 acres on Clay Road for a casino.
Medley lawsuit pending
The Irondequoit Town Board approved a potential civil lawsuit against Bersin Properties, owner of Medley Centre. Town officials say the mostly-vacant building has several code violations, and they want Bersin to fix them. The board authorized a lawsuit in case Bersin won’t give town officials access to inspect the mall, or if the inspection reveals violations.
Rochester’s new police chief, Mike Ciminelli, says the RPD will go after open-air drug markets. PHOTO BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
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Ciminelli briefly outlined his vision for the police department at a meeting of City Council’s Public Safety Committee last week. The committee vetted Ciminelli before the full Council vote on Ciminelli’s installment as chief, which was expected to happen on Tuesday. Ciminelli succeeds James Sheppard, who retired at the end of last year. At the committee meeting, Ciminelli also talked about his plans to fight the city’s open-air drug markets, to improve police-community relations, and to give police recruits a sense of the city’s history. It will take more than enforcement to eradicate the drug markets, he said. The RPD will target a handful of the most troublesome street corners for an intense, extended effort, he said. That will include staying in the neighborhoods after the corners
have been cleared, he said, to try to get to the roots of the problem. It will probably also involve working with city’s department of Neighborhood and Business Development, he said, to understand the conditions in the neighborhoods that give rise to drug sales. Ciminelli also said that members of the local clergy have been working with RPD recruits to help the recruits understand how the history of race relations and the civil rights movement impact community perceptions of police. City Council member Carolee Conklin advised Ciminelli to keep an eye on police overtime following the reorganization. Exorbitant overtime costs were a major reason for the switch to the two-section model almost 10 years ago — though it’s difficult to say if the change worked, because the department has also grown over that time.
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“Those aren’t easy positions, but ultimately I have a very diverse district and my responsibility is more to the residents and the taxpayers in the 55th Senate District than to my conference.” STATE SENATOR TED O’BRIEN
POLITICS | BY JEREMY MOULE
All eyes on Ted O’Brien State Senator Ted O’Brien is not in an easy spot. The first-term Democrat faces a tough re-election bid against Republican Rich Funke, a political newcomer and former anchor for WHEC. And some people are wondering if the race is already influencing O’Brien’s actions. Recently, O’Brien broke sharply from his party on a couple of controversial, high-profile issues. He was one of two Democrats to vote against the DREAM Act last week, and he came out against Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to give prison inmates access to college degree programs. O’Brien says he’s representing the will of his constituents. “Those aren’t easy positions, but ultimately I have a very diverse district and my responsibility is more to the residents and the taxpayers in the 55th Senate District than to my conference,” he says. “And that’s maybe a little harsh for some members of my conference to hear, but that’s my responsibility as a senator.” The 55th District starts on Rochester’s east side, stretches through some eastern Monroe County towns, and down through Ontario County. O’Brien says
that his constituents told him at events as well as through phone calls and e-mails that they oppose the DREAM Act and the prison program. In his statement on the DREAM Act, O’Brien says his district’s sentiment “is that we should not use taxpayer resources to fund higher education for undocumented immigrants at a time when our state’s universities and community colleges are already woefully underfunded.” The measure ultimately failed in the Senate. In the case of Cuomo’s prison program, O’Brien says that the state “should not spend taxpayer money on funding college classes for inmates when rising tuition rates are preventing so many hardworking young people who have done nothing wrong from going to college.” But O’Brien also has certain political realities looming over him. He faces a tough re-election fight in a race that is bound to attract statewide attention. All state senators are up for election this year, so control of the Senate is at stake. Both parties see the 55th District seat as a possible win. And by breaking with his party, O’Brien is pushing back on one of Funke’s out-of-
Senator Ted O’Brien. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
the-gate attacks: that the senator too often votes with downstate Democrats. But O’Brien stresses that the DREAM Act and the prison program are just two issues. On others, he says, he’s stuck to progressive principles. He worked with his fellow Senate Democrats to push for a more aggressive minimum wage increase, he says, and he backs the full Women’s Equality Agenda, including the abortion rights provision. And he was co-sponsor of an unsuccessful bill to temporarily ban fracking in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations.
DEVELOPMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE
Biz park for sale Kodak has put Eastman Business Park up for sale. The company had been selling and leasing out parts of the park, but now Kodak wants to offload the remaining property entirely. The announcement comes just a month after Kodak, the State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the federal Environmental Protection Agency agreed on a trust fund to pay for legacy pollution at the industrial complex and in the Genesee River. Under that agreement, future tenants and owners are absolved of liability for pollution caused by Kodak. Last year, Kodak also finalized the sale of the business park’s power plant and utilities system to Recycled Energy Development. The company plans to upgrade the plant so it meets new federal and state emissions requirements. Economic development officials have said the low-cost electricity and other utilities make the site attractive to certain key industries. State and local government officials say that redeveloping the former Kodak Park into a multi-tenant manufacturing, commercialization, and research facility is a top regional priority. The state has invested considerable economic development funding and incentives into the site: $90 million by Kodak’s account. The park occupies 1,200 acres in Rochester and Greece, but Kodak only owns 700 acres of that property.
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East’s problems mirror an unstable district It’s tempting to think that the pending shakeup at East High School is just the State Education Department doing its job: pushing for greater accountability. But the situation at East mirrors the serious problems permeating much of the Rochester school district. And a plan for improving the district as a whole instead of just focusing on individual schools seems more imperative than ever. The SED has given district officials roughly a month to come up with a plan to fix the chronically under-performing high school. The district’s options are: convert East to a charter school; hand it over to the State University of New York; partner with an outside organization, possibly a university; close the school and relocate the students; or close the school and open an entirely new school on the site.
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At a press conference last week, Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas said that all options have to be considered, but that he doesn’t want to close East High. And he has been critical of another SED option for improving failing schools, the phase-out, phase-in model. Vargas said the school’s crisis was predictable. There’s no way that East’s graduation rate could hit even 50 percent, he said, when only 80 percent of its students attend on any given day. It’s hard not to empathize with Anibal Soler, principal of East High. At the press conference, Soler said he knew improving East was going to be a heavy lift when he took the job. And his professional evaluation has been adversely impacted by the problems at the school, he said. It’s quite a reversal of fortune; not long ago, Soler was considered one of the district’s rising stars. It won’t be surprising if district officials choose a plan that involves partnering East with another organization, such as a university. Vargas has already indicated that he wants area colleges to take over the management of some city schools. But before a plan can be submitted to the SED, district officials, school board members, parents, teachers, and community leaders must agree on the approach. Given the district’s history, it’s hard to be optimistic about that. But we may know what to expect if they can’t work together in this case. A mix of politics, special interests, warring factions, and personal agendas led the SED to take extreme measures with two of Buffalo’s schools. The SED moved management of those schools to an outside entity. Vargas said he doesn’t know if the SED is looking at any other city schools. But considering that many of the district’s schools are priority schools — those the
state says need dramatic improvement — don’t be shocked if the state demands changes at more city schools. The big question about East is what, realistically, can the district do? It’s difficult to find certifiable success stories from the district’s past attempts to fix broken schools. (This is the second time East has come on the SED’s radar.) How much more funding will go toward rearranging the desks? What have school officials learned after years of trying to improve East? No one seemed able to articulate that during last week’s press conference. And if East’s students are so far behind before they even set foot in the door — based on graduation rates and test scores — we have to ask ourselves if it’s even possible to resuscitate the school. East’s problems reflect much larger, systemic issues. Recently, audits of the $1.2 billion schools modernization project revealed cost overruns and delays, and a damning report surfaced about the efforts
to improve Monroe High School. And the district’s struggles with attendance and student behavior continue. A teacher who asked to remain anonymous says that student misconduct in many of the district’s secondary classrooms borders on chronic mayhem. And she’s not alone in this observation. Last week, Vargas gave a presentation he called an action plan for improving student achievement. Though there was little new in it, much of what Vargas presented seemed pragmatic enough: improving attendance, getting all students to read proficiently by third grade, providing more instruction time, and providing students with some of the extracurricular activities more readily found in suburban schools. Though strong on what needs to be done to positively impact student outcomes, the presentation was weak on how to get it done. There were few of even the most incremental timelines. And confusion continues about how to implement the Common Core curriculum. Vargas said he has the budget and resources to improve the district, including schools such as East. He said it’s a matter of making the right choices and being clear about budget priorities. But it’s much more than that. It’s abundantly clear that the district suffers from interminable management problems, and an inability to successfully complete even the most basic tasks and policies. And now well into his term, Vargas is causing some people to worry that his plan, whatever it is, isn’t working.
East High School, with approximately 1,800 students, is the district’s largest school. FILE PHOTO
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134 Chestnut Hill Drive, Irondequoit Although this winter may make you believe that the only title our dear city of Rochester is worthy of is the Golden Snowball Award, we Rochesterians have the rare privilege of living in a city replete with historic housing stock. Perhaps nowhere else in the Rochester area is the physical manifestation of our over 200 years of residential development more evident then the St. Paul Boulevard corridor. The home at 134 Chestnut Hill Drive, built in 1937 by Peter Weaver, a builder who constructed several homes along the street, is one of the hundreds of great historic homes within the St. Paul Boulevard corridor. The modest center entrance Colonial Revival style exterior with its large multipaned picture windows gives little hint of the stylish interior within. Upon entering into the tiled vestibule with a coat closet, one of the home’s many archways immediately frames your view of the foyer, which is accented by a staircase with custom forged iron balustrade, doorbell niche, and hall to the original screened rear porch. Through another archway is the large lightfilled living room with quartersawn oak floors, elegant marble and wood fireplace surround, and a full wall of built-in’s that frame the view out the large picture window to the wooded ravine that is the backyard. The dining room impresses with original crown molding, built-in corner cabinets, and several large windows. The kitchen, with its beautifully maintained original cabinetry, frames another dramatic ravine view with an arched bay window now
serving as a breakfast nook. The rear hall with its elegant arched ceiling provides access to a powder room with original cranberry tile and sink; broom closet; and a large dry basement with storage rooms and original large knotty pine paneled rec room. Reaching the top of the stairs, you have the option of walking out onto the second story outlook, or proceeding to one of the three bedrooms through their stunning Art Deco styled wood panel doors, complete with pinstriped door knobs. The large master bedroom’s arched window alcove between his and hers closets provides the perfect spot to curl up with a book on a sunny winter afternoon. Centered among it all is the spectacular original bathroom with marbled butter cream yellow and sea foam green ceramic tile walls and floors with walk-in shower, recessed tub, pedestal sink and toilet complete with chrome hardware and accessories. The walk up attic is unfinished and provides ample opportunity and storage. This 1,796 square foot “sleeper” of a house, perched upon a wooded ravine, provides a rare opportunity to own an unadulterated Art Deco-era showpiece at a modest price of $139,900. For more information contact realtor Mike Liess (585)750-8337 or search the MLS #R241018. by Christopher Brandt Christopher is a Landmark Society volunteer and obsessive local history researcher.
Restoring balance to ENVIRONMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE
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In a few weeks, when spring settles in, the wetlands around Braddock Bay will come alive. Spawning fish will take cover under aquatic plants in the shallow water. Birds will flutter among the cattails and float in the ponds, looking for food or a place to nest. For the migrants that made the flight across Lake Ontario, the wetlands will provide a place of respite. The marshes surrounding the bay and the adjacent Cranberry, Long, Buck, and Round ponds in the Town of Greece are a crucial stopping point along the Atlantic Flyway. Combined, they make up one of the largest wetland areas on the west end of Lake Ontario. (The state Department of Environmental Conservation owns and manages all 2,000-plus acres of the wetland complex, which starts in the northwest corner of Greece and stretches east along the lake for more than five miles.) Because of its natural beauty, Braddock Bay and the surrounding natural areas are beloved by birders, anglers, boaters, and environmentalists. But the area’s coastal wetlands face a couple of serious problems. Cattails, while an important plant in healthy marshes, have grown to dominate the wetland complex. They’ve established a monoculture, displacing other desirable, native plants such as marsh grasses, which northern pike use for spawning. Pike are a prize catch for anglers, and they’re a key
predator that keeps other fish populations in check. The bay also has an erosion problem. Storm waves eat away approximately an acre per year of shoreline wetlands, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More than half of the bay’s remaining coastal wetlands could be gone within 50 years, the agency says. Wetlands are part of nature’s intricate and often fragile balancing act. They filter water, reduce flooding, and provide habitat for countless species. But the wetlands around Braddock Bay and the neighboring coastal ponds seem to be tipping too far in one direction. A couple of projects, one at each end of the complex, could restore some balance among the marshes. As soon as this week, crews could complete a project to break up cattail congestion on 200 acres at Buck Pond. Ducks Unlimited, the Nature Conservancy of Central and Western New York, the Town of Greece, and the DEC are working together on the project, which started in February. The Corps of Engineers is also developing a project to protect and enhance the wetlands directly along Braddock Bay. The Corps plans to break up dense patches of cattails, similar to what’s happening at Buck Pond. But the project could also include a breakwater at the bay’s mouth, which would slow down erosion of its coastal wetlands.
(top) Cattails along Buck Pond. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN (left) Over time, the Braddock Bay shoreline has been reshaped by erosion.
COURTESY U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
(above, left to right) A view of Braddock Bay and its wetlands. PHOTO COURTESY U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS A spring peeper at Buck Pond. PHOTO BY KATIE LITTLE / COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY Crews have been digging channels through the cattail-dominated areas near Buck Pond. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN (below, left to right) TNC seasonal staff Erica Burgeson and Katie Little paddle a canoe in Buck Pond, along a marsh area. PHOTO BY KATIE LITTLE / COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY The Braddock Bay and Buck Pond projects both seek to restore black tern habitat. FILE PHOTO
The plan will compete with other Great Lakes environmental projects for federal funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The Environmental Protection Agency awards that money. Coastal wetlands all along Lake Ontario aren’t as healthy as they used to be, and the lake’s water levels have contributed significantly to their decline. The levels are, to an extent, manipulated by hydropower dams in the St. Lawrence Seaway. And the management plan for those levels was last altered in the 1950’s, without any consideration for the wetlands. “Basically what’s happened is the Lake Ontario water levels have stabilized for about 50 years so they don’t have the natural high and low periods, which is good for boaters and shoreline owners and things like that, but not good for the marshes,” says Mike Wasilco, wildlife manager for DEC Region 8, which includes the Rochester area. The erosion along Braddock Bay is caused by
strong waves crashing against the shore, eating away at it, says Craig Forgette, manager of the Corps of Engineers’ Braddock Bay project. “Two factors need to happen,” Forgette says. “You need to have high winds, which cause the high waves. And you also have to have high water.” The problems with the waves go back to 1972, when Hurricane Agnes wiped out a naturally-formed sand barrier. Historically, the barrier beach had weakened powerful waves that came in off of Lake Ontario. The Corps of Engineers wants to partially replicate the barrier beach, though in function, not appearance. It proposes using a mound of large, irregularly sized stones to build a breakwater at the bay’s mouth. The barrier wouldn’t end erosion of the coastal
wetlands entirely, Forgette says, but it would slow it down substantially. The agency estimates the costs of the combined barrier and wetland enhancement work at $9 million — a cost that gives some people pause. But the project does have significant support. June Summers, president of the Genesee Valley Audubon Society, backs it because it’ll protect a key section of wetland just south of the bay inlet. That wetland has particularly good biodiversity and, though doing well, could thrive under better circumstances, she says. Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich also supports the project. The counter-erosion function would provide critical protection for Braddock Bay’s ecology, he says. And the project could also have a navigation benefit. Braddock Bay is a federally designated safe harbor, and protecting the bay from bigger waves could make it safer for boats seeking refuge, Reilich says. And some boats aren’t able to enter the bay because of accumulated sediment. “I think that we are to be good stewards of our planet and, quite honestly, this is an
“Nothing can get down into the water through the cattails.” — Mike Wasilco, wildlife manager area that’s not been addressed really since ’72,” Reilich says. “It’s long overdue.” During an appearance at Braddock Bay Marina last week, Senator Chuck Schumer called on the EPA to fully fund the project. The bay is part of a stressed section of Lake Ontario known as the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern. A committee of local, state, and federal agency representatives oversees environmental and water quality projects in that area, and it supports the Corps of Engineers’ plan. At Buck Pond, which is on the east end of the Braddock Bay complex, crews are digging holes in mats of cattails — some little more than a tangle of roots floating on top of the water. “Nothing can get down into the water through the cattails, so there’s no
sunlight underneath and nothing can really crawl through or swim through,” says the DEC’s Wasilco. Cattails can be a vital part of wetlands, and many animals rely on them. Muskrat, for example, eat and make their homes out of cattails, says Gregg Sargis, director of ecological management for the Nature Conservancy of Central and Western New York. But in the Braddock Bay area, there’s too much of a good thing. The cattails are even too dense for the muskrat, he says. “You want to see a little open water,” Sargis says. Ducks Unlimited, through a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant, has hired crews to dig 6,500 feet of continues on page 30
ROCKY GRECO showing at The Geisel Gallery One Bausch & Lomb Place April 1st – 29th
Opening reception Friday, April 4th from 5pm – 7pm An emphasis on the study of color, light, texture and scale...
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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.)
es in the country since 1987. The event will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
Warren and Chief Ciminelli on safety
Panel discussion on farming and food
The Rochester Association of Black Journalists will present “Improving Public Safety through Personal Responsibility,” a panel discussion led by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Police Chief Michael Ciminelli from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. The event will be held at the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, 500 Genesee Street.
Talk on El Salvador
The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present “El Salvador: Then and Now,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2. Mauricio Morales, a former refugee of the 1980’s Salvadoran civil war, will discuss chang10 CITY MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2014
The League of Women Voters-Rochester Metro and the Wayne County chapter will present “Putting Food on Your Table: Linking Food, Farms, and You,” a panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 31. Don Alhart, associate news director at WHAM-TV Channel 13, will moderate the discussion. The event will be held at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue.
Harbor management public hearing
The City Department of Environmental Services will host a public hearing on the harbor management plan at 6:30 p.m.
on Monday, March 31. The plan is intended to promote sustainable economic development and tourism while preserving the area’s natural environment. The hearing will be held at the Port Terminal Building, 1000 North River Street.
St. Mary’s Church will host “A Conversation on Racism” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 31. Social justice activist Pat Mannix will facilitate a discussion on the impact of racism on society. The event will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 15 St. Mary’s Place.
Pork sausage with caramelized onions, swiss cheese, apples, and spicy mustard (left); Taproom wings served with blue cheese, carrots, and celery (right); from Rochester Taproom. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
On the waterfront [ CHOW HOUND ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO
The term “sports bar” carries with it a little bit of a stigma, evoking thoughts of rowdy patrons, mediocre beer, and deep-fried everything, the dimly lit room typically set off by an army of televisions tuned to different channels. So in at least one respect, the new Rochester Taproom is indeed a sports bar, with a dozen TVs haloing the place. And the likelihood is that as the NCAA basketball tournament reaches its crescendo in the coming days, things might get loud. But any commonality between the sports-bar cliché and Rochester Taproom ends there. Up until a few weeks ago, Rochester Taproom was Tap & Table, but “I just wasn’t lovin’ it,” says co-owner Joe McBane, who, in concert with longtime business partner Casey Walpert (they also own Tap & Mallet), decided to reinvent the gorgeously airy Corn Hill Landing space by returning to his pub roots. The Englishman came to Rochester in 2000 as part of The Old Toad’s student-work program, and 14 years later McBane is raising a family here while continuing to spread the craft-beer gospel. Rochester Taproom boasts a couple of dozen draft lines showcasing a carefully curated roster of brews and ciders from around the world, plus a selection of bottled beer and wines from both
near and far. There are also cocktails, like a wellbalanced blackberry mojito that should have you jonesing for summer. The nicely priced menu at the Rochester Taproom stars sausages. Four of them — pork and spicy pork, chicken and spicy chicken — are made in-house, while the soy- and grain-based vegan versions are brought in to the kitchen. Served either on a bed of greens or tucked inside a bun with the proper crustto-fluff ratio, the sausages are customizable thanks to 12 different topping configurations, many of them also ready to smother an $8 pile of loaded fries. (Killer meat sauce, FYI.) There are a few soups and salads on the menu, as well as some starters to either share or guard selfishly. The chicken wings ($10), for instance, are roasted then finished on the grill and tossed with one of four sauces, and the crisp croquettes ($8) are essentially fried mashed-potato spheres classed up with bacon, Swiss cheese, and spinach, and accompanied by a luscious cheese sauce for dunking. McBane plans to do First Tuesday tastings with brewery reps, and soccer aficionados will be happy to know that Saturdays at the Rochester Taproom are devoted to The Beautiful Game. In fact, more than a few of those fans should find it to be an ideal spot to camp out this summer for World Cup...
or, actually, for no sports at all. Lovely skyline views, relaxing riverside seating — wait. You know what? McBane can sum it up more concisely than any writer: “Cool food, great beer, nice place; how could that not be good?” Rochester Taproom is located at 284 Exchange Blvd. The kitchen is open 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily (Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.). Bar stays open until midnight. Food prices range from $4.50 to $11. For more information, call 3193388, or visit rochestertaproom.com.
Maple-sugaring season is upon us, and those who can’t get out there to tap a tree can at least celebrate Maple Madness at Simply Crêpes, where owner Pierre Heroux’s traditional crêpe rolls, gilded with brown sugar, maple syrup, and whipped cream, are available for the allyou-can-eat price of $8. Both the Pittsford and Canandaigua locations are in on the action, but this sweet deal ends March 31. Visit simplycrepes.com to learn more. Blu Wolf Bistro kicks off its monthly Brewer’s Dinner series at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 31, with a four-course meal paired with draft selections from Canandaigua’s Naked Dove Brewing Company. Tickets are $35; visit bluwolfbistro.com for further details, or call 270-4467.
Hopefully spring will be in attendance at the Canandaigua Wine Walk, taking place 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. Various businesses on South Main Street in downtown Canandaigua will be hosting tastings from a number of Finger Lakes wineries, along with local nibbles. Tickets are $5; call 396-0300 to learn more, or visit downtowncanandaigua.com. The Puerto Rican Festival’s annual tasting event Vino Con Sabor (or: Wine With Taste) marks its fourth year in 2014, pairing New York State wines with a three-course meal of Puerto Rican cuisine. Vino Con Sabor also offers attendees the opportunity to purchase their new favorite wines directly from the participating wineries. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the Rochester Plaza, 70 State St. Tickets are $40 and available at prfestival.com. It’s probably not a coincidence that Rochester Contemporary’s third annual Art of the Mix goes down on Tax Day, traditionally a time when many are in the market for a good, stiff drink. Among the 13 businesses slated to provide cocktails and paired amuse-bouches for RoCo’s mixology fundraiser, taking place 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, are Avvino, Cheshire, Good Luck, and The Revelry. Tickets are $60; call 461-2222 for more information, or visit rochestercontemporary.org.
Named for the lock in the Pittsford stretch of the Erie Canal, Lock 32 Brewing Company recently opened its doors at 10 Schoen Place, offering its own signature beers along with suds and ciders from other local brewers. Get more details at lock32brew.com, call 5067738, or just hit the tasting room. Joey’s Pasta House II is now open at 75 Coville St. in Victor, serving many of the Italian favorites that helped make chefowner Joey McCall’s original Penfield Road location so popular. Call 398-7988, or visit joeyspastahouse.com for more. Feeling malt-vinegar deficient? Need to get your RDA of hushpuppies? Salvatore Fantauzzo’s got your back: the owner of Salvatore’s Old-Fashioned Pizzeria has brought Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips back to the Rochester area, opening the first outpost at Culver and East Ridge roads.
McGraw’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 146 W. Commercial St. in East Rochester, has closed.
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Upcoming [ ALT-ROCK ] Weezer Saturday, June 21. Rochester Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 8 p.m. $39.50-$45. Rochestermainstreetarmory.com. [ BLUES ]
XRIJF: Buddy Guy Thursday, June 26 Kodak Hall at Eastman
Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $40-$70. Rochesterjazz.com.
[ POP/ROCK ]
KISS, Def Leppard Wednesday, August 13. Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center. 7 p.m. $32.50$149.50. 800-745-3000. Livenation.com.
Women in Music Festival
THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 29 VARIOUS LOCATIONS FREE | 274-1000, ESM.ROCHESTER.EDU/WMF [ CLASSICAL ] Already in its 10th year, the Women in Music Festival hosted by the Eastman School of Music will fill the air with the sounds of female composers and performers through March 29. This year’s composer-inresidence is Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon, and her solo and chamber compositions will be featured in an “All-Higdon Concert” on Friday, March 28. Another festival highlight will be the performance of Higdon’s “Blue Cathedral” on Saturday, March 29, by the Greater Rochester Women’s Philharmonic. See the website for complete listings. — BY PALOMA CAPANNA
King Parrot WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVE. 9 P.M. | $10-$12 | BUGJAR.COM [ ROCK ] My Australian-born wife practically peed her pants when she heard that Melbourne’s King Parrot was coming to town. This is a perfect band for those who divide their head-banging time between metal and hardcore. King Parrot plays with reckless punk abandon, a la the D.C. scene of days gone by, with the precision of thrash metal surgeon. It’s violent, urgent, and fun for the whole family. This could be a blood bath. I’ll see you there. Vattnet Viskar, Blurring, and The Highest Leviathan also perform. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
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5/1–5/3: 5/22: CHRIS DUARTE
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26
[ ALBUM REVIEWS ]
Eddie Allen “Push” Edjalen Music Eddieallen.net
Jim Avett THURSDAY, MARCH 27 ABILENE BAR AND LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 8 P.M. | $7-$10 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM [ FOLK ] Jim Avett is perhaps best known for being the
father of Seth and Scott Avett, of the popular folk band The Avett Brothers. However, in recent years, Jim has earned much-deserved attention for his own music, releasing his first solo album, “Tribes,” in 2010. Jim creates a traditional brand of folk music, infused with country, bluegrass, and gospel influences. Jim’s songs are honest and heartfelt, and therefore — as per his website — “one comes away from a Jim Avett performance with the feeling that this is an honest man sharing his life and his love of music. — BY LEAH CREARY
Rick Holland Little Big Band SUNDAY, MARCH 30 LOVIN’ CUP, 300 PARK POINT DRIVE 7 P.M. | FREE | 292-9940, LOVINCUP.COM [ JAZZ ] Turns out you don’t need 76 trombones and a full complement of trumpets and saxophones to knock off your socks. Just listen to the Rick Holland Little Big Band. With arrangements reminiscent of Gil Evans’ “Birth Of The Cool” session, this band packs a punch. Along with works by contemporary arrangers like Brent Wallarab, Kerry Strayer, and Bill Dobbins, Holland turns to classics by Duke Ellington, Alec Wilder, and Gerry Mulligan. All of them feature excellent solos by some of Rochester’s finest players. — BY RON NETSKY
Trumpeter Eddie Allen has covered a lot of musical territory in more than four decades on the jazz scene. He has worked with some of the top players of the Chicago avant-garde set, including Lester Bowie and Muhal Richard Abrams, as well as more mainstream greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, and Randy Weston. His latest album, “Push,” showcases his own vision, not to mention eight of his excellent compositions. “Push” finds Allen’s muscular trumpet sound nicely surrounded by the smoother sound of Keith Loftis on tenor sax and the gruffer forays of Dion Tucker on trombone. When they’re not playing great horn heads together, like they do in “Hillside Strut,” and the title tune, Allen can be counted upon to carve out melodic solos over every chord progression. The album’s other highlights include “Sacred Ground,” with its spare, Ahmad Jamal vibe, and the beautiful ballad “Caress.” The disc’s only cover, Anthony Newley’s “Who Can I Turn To?,” reimagines a bygone classic. Contributing to these and other tunes are Allen’s superb band-mates Misha Tsiganov on electronic keyboards and Mark Soskin (piano), and the group’s linchpins, Kenny Davis (bass) and E.J. Strickland (drums). — BY RON NETSKY
Tom Guarna “Rush” BJU Records Tomguarnamusic.com
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] John Bolger. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]
Women in Music Festival 2014. Various, n/a. 585-354-
6232. March 29. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Margaret Explosion. Little
Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Bonerama. Olympia High School, 1139 Maiden Lane. 966-2660. 7 p.m. $20.
Champagne Brown & The Swoon Daddies. Bistro
135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 6625555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. Scott Krier. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
Guitarist Tom Guarna wastes no time in drawing the listener into a musical vision as complex as it is catchy. In fact, the title tune, which begins the album, is a brilliant juxtaposition of a slow groove and the urgent double-time riffs that zoom over it. Guarna named the album “Rush” because, he says, the tunes came to him so fast he could hardly write them down. You can feel that excitement in the music. Until now I had only heard Guarna as a sideman. But, on albums by Beka Gochiashvili and Manuel Valera, Guarna’s playing was so strong he almost stole the show. Over the last two decades he has built his reputation, playing with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Branford Marsalis, The Yellowjackets, and many others. “Rush” is his sixth album as a leader. When Guarna is not playing dazzling runs, his bandmate, saxophonist Joel Frahm, matches his imaginative flights. Keyboardist Danny Grissett also contributes wonderful solos. Frahm and Grissett are both absolutely burning on “Shambleau.” Guarna is fortunate to have the excellent bassist Orlando Fleming and powerhouse drummer Johnathan Blake along for this adventurous ride. — BY RON NETSKY
Asking Alexandria w/ August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire, & Born Of Osiris. Main Street Armory,
900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory. com. 6:30 p.m. $27.50-$33. Death Angel w/Tyr. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Elemantra w/Ten Days of Rain. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
Lulu w/Billy Joe. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Samantha Fish. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Free. continues on page 15
EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 EASTMAN SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – JOSEPH STEPEC, CONDUCTOR; KELSEY ROBERTSON, SOPRANO Music of Copland, Wagner, and Mozart Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8 pm Free
Eastman Theatre Box Office
Music Line: 585-274-1100
THURSDAY, MARCH 27 EASTMAN HORN CHOIR – W. PETER KURAU, DIRECTOR Featuring works written for small chamber ensembles and horn choir Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm, Free
WOMEN IN MUSIC FESTIVAL – ALL-JENNIFER HIGDON CONCERT Featuring solo and chamber works by Jennifer Higdon Hatch Recital Hall, 8 pm Free FRIDAY, MARCH 28 BRASS GUILD – JAMES THOMPSON, DIRECTOR A brass choir performing original works for brass ensemble and transcriptions of classics Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm Free
SATURDAY, MARCH 29 FACULTY ARTIST SERIES – EASTMAN VIRTUOSI Music of Britten Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm Tickets $10 general admission (free with U/R ID)
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 FACULTY ARTIST SERIES – BARRY SNYDER, PIANO Music of Granados, Schubert, Hodkinson, and Rachmaninoff Kilbourn Hall, 3 pm Tickets $10 general admission (free with U/R ID) EASTMAN CLARINET CHOIR – KEN GRANT, DIRECTOR Featuring clarinet students in the studios of Kenneth Grant and Jon Manasse Hatch Recital Hall, 9 pm Free
MONDAY, MARCH 31 EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE – MARK DAVIS SCATTERDAY, CONDUCTOR WITH CHARLES PELTZ, GUEST CONDUCTOR FROM THE NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY Featuring harp and tuba soloist Music of Debussy, Varese, Weill, and Hindemith Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8 pm, Free
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Desert Noises emerged from a small town in Utah, but its music has been embraced by mainstream media. PHOTO COURTESY JACLYN CAMPANARO
Making waves in the desert Desert Noises W/ALBERTO ALASKA, WHITE WOODS SUNDAY, MARCH 30 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVE. 8 P.M. | $7-$9 | BUGJAR.COM [ FEATURE ] BY ROMAN DIVEZUR
Tim Braley knows a quality band when he hears one. The co-singer and guitarist of local group Elephino has shared the stage with dozens of bands, including Desert Noises, a Provo, Utah-based rock act, which has made Rochester a regular tour stop among its East Coast swings. “Desert Noises was solid, mistake free, and fluid,” Braley says of the band, which he played with as a member of Gin & Bonnets. “They are also cool dudes who hung out to dance with us after the show.” Desert Noises has evolved since it began in 2008, with new members, new life experiences, and from being on the road and playing in bars nearly every night. If we said this band combines the feel of rockers like “Harvest”-era Neil Young and Kings of Leon, with a dash 14 CITY MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2014
of Western nuance, that’s something you would be into, right? Before Desert Noises began to make waves, it was a trio consisting of Kyle Henderson (vocals, guitar), his brother Trevor, and their friend Riley Johnson. The group gigged around the Utah Valley music scene and released a self-titled EP in 2009. When Kyle Henderson received an invitation to join folk singer Joshua James on his international tour, Desert Noises had to be put on hold. But that experience eventually affirmed Henderson’s desire to pursue music full-time, and on his own terms. Once he returned home, a re-formed line-up of Desert Noises began to take shape. Tyler Osmond (bass), of the Osmond musical family, joined the group. Then Riley Johnson departed. When Trevor Henderson was called to serve on a Mormon mission, Pat Boyer (guitar) and Timothy George (drums) stepped in. Two years would pass before the band’s first full-length album would be released in 2011. “Mountain Sea” was produced by Joshua James, and one of its songs, “Tell Me You Love Me,” was
featured on an episode of the MTV show “Teen Mom.” The album drew some comparisons to like-minded groups including Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes due to the group’s use of layered vocal harmonies and pleasant guitar jangle. A three-song EP was released in late 2012 that included the band’s newest member, drummer Brennan Allen. The shimmering psychedelic-like single “I Won’t See You” was featured on MTV Hive, while the remaining songs sounded less folk-influenced than the group’s previous tunes. To catch Desert Noises in concert nowadays is to see a band that is propulsive and sonically capable of showing its teeth. To paraphrase Osmond’s relatives Donny and Marie, Desert Noises is a little bit alt-country, a lot rock and roll. Kyle Henderson lives in Orem, Utah, along with his wife and their dog. “There’s not much going on. It’s kind of just like fast-food places and car dealerships,” he said in a phone interview the evening before Desert Noises head out on a lengthy cross-country tour.
“We’ve been home and that’s been really wonderful, but you just get the feeling that it’s time to go again.” Desert Noises’ sophomore fulllength album, “27 Ways,” dropped on March 25. The disc was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso and completed in Los Angeles with producer Nick Jodoin. “The songs sound like they are supposed to sound,” Henderson says of the 12-song album that rocks harder than any of the band’s previous recordings. If there is any message behind “27 Ways,” it’s probably about breaking away. “It’s about taking that first step,” Henderson says. “Leaving everything behind because you know that’s exactly what is supposed to happen whether it’s going to be sad or good. It’s what’s your calling.” There is also an undeniable Western — but not country — vibe that runs through the new album, as it does with most of the Desert Noises catalogue. There is something about where the band grew up, the way it talks, what it listens to, the way it acts. Desert Noises could only come out of a place like Utah. “Growing up with the culture… Also, the nature is extremely beautiful. It plays a big part when you’re waking up in front of these giant mountains,” Henderson says. The quartet may be from a small town, but it punches above its weight class. Its song “Mice in the Kitchen,” an alt-country rocker from the new album, was recently included on an episode of ABC’s musical TV drama, “Nashville.” New tunes including “Run Through The Woods” and “What The World Made” may not be too far behind when it comes to mainstream exposure. Henderson and his band mates are appreciative of the group’s fans, along with its run of success. “We’ve put a lot of work into it. It’s great to feel like it’s growing. That the work you put into it shows,” he says. When will Desert Noises finally know that it has arrived? “When we’re 80 years old and can’t play guitar anymore. Then we’ll know it’s time to stop. But I’m sure we’ll still try,” Henderson says.
THURSDAY, MARCH 27 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Laura Dubin. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. 271-2630. starrynitescafe.com. Free. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa. com. 5:30 p.m. Free. Rusty Kettle. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.
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[ BLUES ]
Son House Blues Night. The
Beale, 693 South Ave. 2714650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]
Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts. First
Univeralist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. Women in Music Concert. Doty Recital Hall SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle. Geneseo. 585245-5529. 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. The Bradley Brothers. The Lower Mill, 61 N. Main St. 582-1830. 6:30 p.m. Free.
Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free. 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.
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 p.m. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Roncone’s, 232
Lyell Ave. 458-3090. ItalianRestaurantRochester.com. 6 p.m. Free. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
Florrwax Oldschool Dance Craze. Lux Lounge, 666 South
Ave. 230-9030. lux666.com. 10 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse
Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-
METAL | ANVIL
Metal mega bands Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth all have one thing in common: the heavy influence they received from Canadian heavy-metal band Anvil. Anvil flies under the radar, but if metal and hard rock is your kind of music, this is a show you’ll want to check out. The band’s musicianship is topnotch, with guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow pulling off solos that would give experienced players fits, and drummer Robb Reiner (not the actor-director) playing fills that would make Lars Ulrich blush. On top of that, the band is just outrageous. I mean, its last single was called “Badass Rock N Roll.” How can you not think that’s awesome? Anvil plays with Bianca Diablo, Taste of Evil, Saints & Winos, and Beneath Hells Sky on Saturday, March 29, 8 p.m. at Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. $13-$15. themontagemusichall.com. — BY TREVOR LEWIS 3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Jim Avett. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $7 advance, $10 day of. John Payton Project. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Free.
Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free. Rusty Kettle. Barry’s Old School Irish, 2 W. Main St. Webster. 5454258. barrysoldschoolirish.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.
My Ticket Home w/Opposed to Silence. California Brew Haus,
From Bach To Rock. Tower
402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. 5 p.m. $10-$12. Painted Silence. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Free.
Salsa Night presented by Essence of Rhythm. Lovin’ Cup,
300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. $5 before 11, $10 after. Track Drummer. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 2326090. panevinoristorante.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. The Uptown Groove. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 9 p.m. Free.
FRIDAY, MARCH 28 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Benjamin Sheridan. Salvatore’s Pizzeria At The Garage Door, 149 East Ridge Rd. (585)342-7580. reverbnation.com/bensheridan. 9 p.m. Free. Pan de Oro. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info.
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[ CLASSICAL ] Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. 3952787. brockport.edu. 7:30 p.m. $8.50-$16. River City Brass. Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. Geneva. (315) 781-5483. thesmith.org. 7:30 p.m. $10-$30. Tremont String Quartet. Doty Recital Hall SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle. Geneseo. 585245-5529. 8 p.m. Free. [ COUNTRY ]
Double Cross. Nashvilles, 4853
W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Flint Creek. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. $5. continues on page 18
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Maple Dr., Webster. 671-1100. lyricchorale.org. 7 p.m. $20.
Loaded Goat. Boulder Coffee
Meet the Musicians: Jerry Falzone, Chris Wilson. South
Co., 739 Park Ave. 6970235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Free.
Wedge Mission (Lutheran Church of Peace), 125 Caroline St. 7463048. 7 p.m. Free.
[ JAZZ ]
Mikaela Davis w/Colossus & Hieronymous Bogs. Bug Jar, 219
Annie Wells. Little Theatre Café,
Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $10-$12. Mike Pullano. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Call for info.
Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
Misty Boyce & Tiffany Christopher. BLU Bar & Grill,
240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Bobby DiBaudo Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free. Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177.com. 4:30 p.m. Free. Michael Vadala Jazz Trio. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 9248000. 6:30 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.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Lake Rd. Pultneyville. 315-589-4512. PultneyvilleGrill.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ] R.E.A.L.. Mexican Village, 547 State Street. 325-3080. 8 p.m. 21+. Call for info.
Slap Weh Fridays ft. Blazin Fiyah. Eclipse Bar & Lounge,
372 Thurston Rd. 235-9409. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
Acoustic Brew. Richmond’s
Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Anonymous Willpower. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. 9:30 p.m. Free.
Big Mike and the Motivators w/ Billy Joe. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille. com. 6 p.m. Free.
Black Rock Zydeco w/Greg Townson. Abilene Bar & Lounge,
153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 5:30 p.m. $6.
Comedown, The Coreyz, The Silent Order, & The Red Lion. Firehouse Saloon, 814
S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 8 p.m. 21+. $5. Drivin’ Memphis. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. Dust and Bone. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Free. Hardwood & Natural Wood. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Free.
SINGER-SONGWRITER | CRYSTAL BOWERSOX
POP/CLASSICAL | ROCHESTER GAY MEN’S CHORUS
The ninth season of “American Idol” may as well have been called “American Tragedy,” after Lee DeWyze somehow won over Crystal Bowersox, who was head and shoulders above the rest of the cast talent-wise. She has a voice and aura that call to mind Janis Joplin, and her performances of “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart” can stand up to those by Joplin herself. If you think she’s just a cover artist though, you’d be mistaken. Her song “Farmer’s Daughter” really showcases the versatility and range in her voice. She carries a reputation as a great live performer, so this a show fans of folk and country won’t want to pass up.
I must admit: when I saw the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus juxtapose my beloved Sergei Rachmaninoff with a modern songwriter, my heart skipped a beat. But read on, oh classical aficionados, because this is a concert from Bach to Manilow, from Rachmaninoff to Presley. The concert will feature a 22-piece orchestra and mezzo-soprano Lynne McMurtry taking on everything from Brahms to Gaga. The Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus includes more than 40 voices, and was founded in 1982. Its current artistic director is Dr. Robert Strauss.
Crystal Bowersox plays along with Patrick Jaouen Wednesday, April 2, 8 p.m. at Zeppa Auditorium, 315 Gregory St. $25-$50. Waterstreetmusic.com. — BY TREVOR LEWIS Harm’s Way w/KDC Ledgemont.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. $10-$12.
HomeSpun ft. The Cabin Killers, Ghost Party. Finger Lakes
Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. flcc.edu. 8 p.m. $2.
Landmark & Deeper Than the Ocean. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park
[ BLUES ]
Genesee Johnny & The River Rats. The Beale, 693 South Ave.
271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Industrial Blues Band. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Joe Beard. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. John Cole Blues Band. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m. Free.
Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 9 p.m. $5 public, $3 student. Nuts For Mutts Fundraiser. Buckland Park Lodge, 1341 Westfall Rd. 784-5250. 7 p.m. Free. Roots Collider & Friends. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 9 p.m. $5-$10. Sparx & Yarms. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. 21+. Free.
58 East Main St. Webster. 8 p.m. $15 advance, $18 day of, $10 student.
SATURDAY, MARCH 29
[ CLASSICAL ]
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
March Music Madness: Dady Brothers, The Crawdiddies, & Windsor Folk Family. Rochester
Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave. Penfield. rochestercrc.org. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. String Thing 2. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 12 & 4 p.m. Free Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 4 p.m. Free.
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Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys. Harmony House,
Finger Lakes Concert Band: This Day in History. Hochstein
at Canandaigua, 435 East Street. Canandaigua. 396-3778. hochstein.org/canandaigua. 7:30 p.m. $5.
Makeover: The Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus. Hochstein
Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 8 p.m. $6-$17.
Rochester Lyric Opera: Local Vocal. Baptist Temple,
1101 Clover St. 473-3200. thebaptisttemplerochester.org. 7:30 p.m. $5-$10.
Women in Music Festival 2014. Various, n/a. 585-354-6232. Call for info.
Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Makeover” on Saturday, March 29, 8 p.m. at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. $6-$17. 423-0650, theRGMC.org. — BY PALOMA CAPANNA [ COUNTRY ]
Rock The Fringe Benefit Concert. Main Street Armory,
900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com. 8 p.m. $10-$15. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Brain Bash ft. Gobs the Zombie. Love Nightclub, 45
Euclid St. 222-5683. 10 p.m. 21+ $5, 18+ $12. DJ Alykhan & DJ A-ko. Banzai Sushi & Cocktail Bar, 682 South Ave. 473-0345. banzairochester. com. 10 p.m. Free. [ JAZZ ]
Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Gabe Condon Duo. Wegman’s Amore Restaurant, 1750 East Avenue. (585) 452-880. Call for info, Free.
Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m. Free. Madeline Forster. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6:30 p.m. Free.
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. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. 6:30 p.m. Free.
[ POP/ROCK ] AJ Anthony. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Free. Anvil. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. $13-$15. Cash Arrow. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Cherry Bomb. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. Eric Knierim Music. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 6970235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Free. The Fevertones w/Folkfaces. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $5. Funktional Flow w/Groove Force. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. $3-$5. Gutted Alive. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 8 p.m. 21+. $5. In the Loop. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 6710816. flahertys.com. Call for info.
Jellyroot ft. Anonymous Willpower, Rexx. Monty’s Krown,
875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 9 p.m. 21+. $3. John Akers. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 497-7010. flahertys.com. Call for info.
The Lyric Chorale: Dynamic Duos. St. Rita School, 1008
250 Pixley Rd. 750-2980. blurochester.com. 6 p.m. Call for info. Northside Johnny. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 4 p.m. Call for info. River Lynch. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Tribals Seeds w/New Kingston, Inna Vision. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 3255600. waterstreetmusic.com. 8 p.m. $13. Warehouse. The Landing Bar and Grille, 30 Fairport Village Landing. Fairport. 425-7490. 12:30 p.m. Call for info.
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Celtic Music Sundays. Temple
Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. The Kitchen Session. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. 3 p.m. Included w/museum admission. Rusty Kettle. Brookside Community Center, 220 Idlewood Rd. 1 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]
Brighton Symphony Early Spring Concert. Twelve
Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Winton Rd. 4909351. brightonsymphony.org. 3 p.m. Free.
Rochester Chamber Orchestra 50th Anniversary. Hochstein
Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 3 p.m. $10-$30. [ COUNTRY ]
Miracle at Work: Benefit For Reggie Thomas. Nashvilles, 4853
W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 1 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Concert with Rebecca Washington. Energy on East,
320 East Ave. 585-732-3211. energyoneast320.weebly.com. 3 p.m. $10. Michael Vadala Trio. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. 5:30 p.m. Free.
AFTER A WINTER LIKE THIS,
A Touch of Brass. Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Winton Rd. 244-3614. twelvecorners.org. 3 p.m. Free.
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[ R&B ]
Mitty & The Followers. Captain’s Attic, 37 Charlotte St. 546-8885. 3 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
Aborted w/Pyrexia. Montage
Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall.com. 7 p.m. $15.
MONDAY, MARCH 31 [ JAZZ ]
Mark Bader. Bistro 135, 135 W.
Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
Manic Monday Retro Dance, ft. Dr. Professor & MaryKate. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. 21+. Free.
TUESDAY, APRIL 1 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Paul & Fred Acoustic Duo. JCC
Hart Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 585-461-2000. 7 p.m. $36. Teagan Ward . The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]
Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ] Bob Hanley. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. midnight. Call for info.
Organ Recital Series: Judy Congdon. Geneseo Central
Presbyterian Church, 31 Center St., Geneseo. 2430669. cpcgeneseo.org. noon. Call for info. [ COUNTRY ]
Alyssa Trahan. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6:30 p.m. Free.
FOLK | THE FEVERTONES
The Fevertones is a local folk band that is inspired by such artists as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Jack White. The band began as a blues group, but soon after transitioned to a bluegrass-inspired, alternative-folk sound. Fevertones uses a wide range of instrumentation, including trombone, upright bass, mandolin, and violin, to create a sound that is reminiscent of alt-folk bands such as Bright Eyes, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Man Man. Fevertones released its debut album, “Barefooted & Still Breathing,” this past September. The Fevertones will perform with Folkfaces on Saturday, March 29, 9:30 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $5. Abilenebarandlounge.com. — BY LEAH CREARY [ POP/ROCK ]
Broken Spirit w/Downer State, River Lynch. Bug Jar, 219
Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620. 760-6500. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
Jam Beach Power Company.
Roses & Revolutions. Bistro
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
German House, 315 Gregory St. 563-6241. 7 p.m. $25-$30.
[ BLUES ]
Nick Moss. Dinosaur Bar-B-
Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9:30 p.m. Free.
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Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Free. Johnny Bauer. The Titus Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 2705365. titustavern.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. The Roc City Pro Jam. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 9:30 p.m. Free.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] East End Brass. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. 336-6060. 7 p.m. Free.
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Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. Free. Stilettos-n-Steel. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 7 p.m. Free. Todd East & Friends. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. Wussy w/The Suitcase Junket. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $5.
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Desert Noises w/Alberto Alaska, White Woods. Bug Jar, 219 Rick Holland Little Big Band.
BIG GREEN EGG® SMOKER/GRILL
135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free.
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[ POP/ROCK ]
Amanda Ashley. Blackdog
Recording Studios, 120 East Avenue. 747-6689. blackdogdigital.com/. 6:30 p.m. $5.
Crystal Bowersox w/Patrick Jaouen. Zeppa Auditorium,
King Parrot w/ Vattnet Viskar, Blurring, The Highest Leviathan.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $10-$12. Lulu w/Billy Joe. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Upward Groove. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. 21+. Free.
[ CLASSICAL ]
Big Band Dance Series: Gateswingers w/Al Bruno Trio.
Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave. geneseelighthouse.org. 6 p.m. $2. George Taylor, Music For Bach. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. noon. Free.
RPO Around the Town: Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky. Monroe Community Hospital, 435 East
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A shot of “Suspended Arrangements,” a sculptural installation by Hannah Thompsett. PHOTO PROVIDED
Dimensional dynamics “Suspended Arrangements” BY HANNAH THOMPSETT THROUGH MARCH 28 FIREHOUSE GALLERY, GENESEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS & EDUCATION, 713 UNIVERSITY AVE. 271-5183, GENESEEARTS.ORG MONDAY-WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 10 A.M.-5 P.M., THURSDAY 10 A.M.-9:30 P.M., SATURDAY NOON-5 P.M. [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
As complex and flavorful as our terrestrial world is, the sum of it is made up of surprisingly few components, pieced together in endless possible ways. The further we reduce our focus in scale, the less diverse our group of building blocks becomes, with the occasional scientific surprise that makes us reconsider everything. With a similar, self-imposed restriction of source forms and materials, sculptor Hannah Thompsett produces a wealth of possible outcomes. For her most recent body of work, “Suspended Arrangements,” currently showing at the Genesee Center’s Firehouse Gallery, Thompsett displays her work dramatically and includes some simple tricks of light to showcase the forms and enhance the way we experience them. 22 CITY MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2014
“Suspended Arrangements” marks the end of Thompsett’s second residency at the Genesee Center, and continues a project she began to explore during her first residency, showcased in the “Potentiality” exhibit held at the Center last August. It all began with a line drawing on paper, which Thompsett folded to create volume, until she collected a vast array of ephemeral permutations of geometric forms. She then slip-cast those forms to preserve them in ceramic. For this exhibit, she continued this exploration of form, but also built tables, pedestals, and wall-mounted framing furniture, with built-in reflective surfaces and captured shadows of the forms, to show off many perspectives of the pieces at once. The infinite ways matter manifests from ultimately simple and seemingly finite resources can be surprising and inspiring. In a sense, we exist in a giant fractal — we can identify the repetition of similar forms on macro and micro levels everywhere, unconsciously existing as effective answers to problems great and small. For example, one key shape or pattern of the universe is the spiral. Once we focus in on the components, we begin to notice the presence of the components or patterns throughout the complex structures around and within us. The same is true when identifying the basic component in Thompsett’s forms — a repeating triangle, or fragments of it, which
manifest as fans, pyramids, and perhaps most unexpectedly, a tower of concave cubes. Elegant and modern, sharp but organic, the forms resemble all manner of things: microscopic organisms, crystal shards, exotic flora, architecture, a crown, art-deco furniture, spiny beetles, abstracted faces and figures. They all balance elegantly on flat seams or points where lines meet. Thompsett’s artist statement declares that
“Suspended Arrangements” is an exploration of the relationships between the objects we collect and other items in the collection, as well as the spaces they inhabit. In the interest of enhancing this meditation and maximizing the impact of her thesis, the artist has cleared away all that is unnecessary and distracting. Crisp, white forms are displayed concurrently with crisp, simple manipulations that shift how we view the works, and cast against clean, black frames and tables with legs that echo the geometry found in the work. Natural materials in limited hues — clay, wood, glass, and distilled light — balance one another in stark contrast, so complexities in the forms are emphasized. All of the objects are matte except for the glass. Gray tones are introduced by the play of light and shadow, and reflections on the geometry.
Titles too would be a frivolity, in the way of the point, so Thompsett simply numbers her “Arrangements.” Glass-topped custom tables and pedestals reflect forms from below. These are made of smooth black wood that holds its own as a foil for the uniformly pale ceramics. “Framed” forms are placed on wall-mounted, L-shaped black wood structures that are anchored to the walls. Each frame encloses a photogram of the object behind and below the object, safe under panes of glass that also reflect the object from behind and beneath it. So in addition to the volume of the actual object, viewers experience a sort of ghost volume and depth through the shadows and reflections. Thompsett layers additional dimensions to the forms, shadows, and reflections, with the strange, captured light-shadows of the photograms. Each 3D object is experienced not only from shifting perspectives as viewers move around the pieces, but simultaneously experienced through its shadow on the glass, through its reflection on the glass, and through its photogram. All of these bright and faded and dark shapes are layered and dynamic as the viewer shifts perspective. The photograms also stand to solidify a sort of permanent record of the form’s placement, while the shadows and reflections are ever-changing. There is such elegance in the angles of the forms, and elegance in the balance of them, and in the reflections layering with shadow, and in the way the photograms soften the razor sharp edges. The staging turns the forms’ craggy peaks into shifting dunes of light. The show is a study in complexity, and possibilities, and Thompsett is sculpting with light as much as with clay, wood, and glass. Thompsett’s double residency gave her the opportunity to explore and share concepts, to show and sell work among a creative community and audience. Her work is as captivating as crystals, and lends the haunted feeling you might get from those objects as light passes through them, as if a presence lingers there. Brilliant physicist and inventor Nikola Tesla is quoted as having said that “in a crystal we have the clear evidence of the existence of a formative life-principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.” Just as a crystal’s form and growth is determined by the presence of a specific mineral, but ultimately manifests in countless ways, Thompsett’s forms each possess the same seed that flowers in unpredicted varieties. Her work reveals a fascination with possibility, and this is a project without a conceivable finish point. Ultimately, the creator has to pick a place to stop tinkering.
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, Wilson Blvd. 3 Intro Photo Classes. Through Apr 9. Reception Apr 3, 1-2 p.m. sageartcenter.com/asis-gallery/. Gallery Salon & Spa, 780 University Ave. Art Opening for Pam Howe and Catherine McWilliams. Through Apr 30. Artwork by Pam Howe and photography by Catherine McWilliams. Reception Mar 30, 3-5 p.m. 271-8340. email@example.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Spring Bouquet. Through Apr 30. Work by Sam Paonessa, Monteiro Prestes, David Kerstetter and Ning Lee. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt Hope Ave. Two Artists, Two Styles, One Show.. Through May 11. Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Reception Apr 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 546-8439 x3102. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Undergraduate Art Show. Through Apr 18. Tue-Thu noon-5 p.m., FriSat noon-8 p.m. Reception Fri Apr 4, 5-7 p.m. 389-5073. naz.edu/ art/arts-center-gallery. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Twelve Corners Middle School Exhibit. Through Apr 29. Wed & Fri noon-3 p.m., Thu noon-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-3 p.m. Reception Apr 6, 2-5 p.m. 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.com. Spectrum Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. New Beginnings Art Show. Sat 3 p.m. Interactive art activities, refreshments, live performances, and a meetthe-artist reception. 383-1999. firstname.lastname@example.org. spectrumcreativearts.org. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. “Who’d A Thunk It?” by Gary Morse. Through Apr 15. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 770-1923.; Who’d a Thunk It? by Gary Morse. Through Apr 25. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.5 p.m. or by appt. 770-1960. email@example.com. 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. All Things Wild and Free: New Works by Mr Prvrt. Through Mar 29. 1975ish.com. ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Rd. “Richard Quataert: The Arresting Image.” Through Apr 20. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 288-7170. artisanworks.net. Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N Goodman St. A Celebration of Youth Art Month. Through Mar 27. West Irondequoit, Webster, and Churchville-Chili Central School Districts. 473-4000. artsrochester.org. A.R.T.S. Gallery, 321 East Ave. Women of Character, Courage and Commitment by Richmond Futch Jr.. Through Mar 31. 729-9916. AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, Wilson Blvd. Senior Art Exhibition: Printmaking. Through Mar 26. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-midnight, Fri 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-10 p.m. sageartcenter.com/asisgallery/. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. Macedon. Three Magic Views. Featuring work of Elizabethe Walton, Claudine Bartlett and
ART EVENT | ROCHESTER FRINGE ARTIST MASH-UP
For its third year, the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival will once again bring a huge range of theater, music, visual art, cabaret, and other cultural events to the city. The festival will take place Thursday-Sunday, September 18-27. What makes Fringe unique is that you can actually apply to be a part of the show. For locals interested in submitting and collaborating on a show, Blackfriars Theatre (795 E. Main St.) will host “Artist Mash-up” on Sunday, March 30, 7-9 p.m. This event will allow you to meet with and team up with other interested artists. Blackfriars Artistic Director John Haldoupis will speak as well. It’s free to participate, but you must RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand. For more information, call the theater at 454-1260. If you do want to apply to perform at Fringe, note that submission deadlines are quickly approaching. Show submissions must be uploaded to rochesterfringe.com by Wednesday, April 16. For those interested in the “bring your own venue” option, proposal deadlines are to be sent to email@example.com by Saturday, April 5. For more information on submissions, visit rochesterfringe.com. — BY TAYLOR WHITE Terry Mulee. Through May 15. 474-4116. books_etc@yahoo. com. 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. ALSO in Cary Library Sunken Gallery, through Mar 31: “Palimpsest: Photographs and Objects” by Angela Kelly. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. 475-4213. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Create Art 4 Good Studios, 1115 E Main St., door 5, suite 201. Celebrate Youth Art Month: Exhibit WICSD grades 1-6. Through Mar 31. Thu-Fri 4:30-7:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 704-4270. Susan@createart4good.org. createart4good.org. 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. Thaw: Origin of Offerings with John Brien. dichotomyrochester@ gmail.com. facebook.com/ dichotomyrochester. Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Suspended Arrangements” by Hannah Thompsett.. Through Mar 29. Mon-Wed & Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m. 244-1730. geneseearts.org. Gallery Salon & Spa, 780 University Ave. The Empty Center. Debut artwork by Pam Howe and photographs by Catherine MacWilliams. 271-8340. email@example.com. Gantt-Frazier-Bracey Gallery, 36 King St. “Identity Assignments: An Expository Journey.” Through May 16. Tuesdays and Thursdays doors open at 3 p.m., film screenings 3, 4, 5 p.m. & review film at 6:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.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. Also through May 25: “XL Portfolip: A Benefit Portfolio Celebrating Large-Format Photography.” Also through Jun 8: “Of Time and
Buildings.” Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2713361. eastmanhouse.org. Greece Historical Society & Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. Beatlemania. Extensive collection of Beatles memorabilia by Greece resident Jim Acker. 225-7221. greecehistoricalsociety@yahoo. com. H&R Block Premium Office, 1100 Long Pond Rd., Suite 103, Country Village Center. Exhibit and Sale of Fine Art by Suburban Rochester Art Group. Through Apr 15. 227-0780. facebook.com/ SuburbanRochester Art Group. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. Lake Colors: An Installation by Derek Larson. Through Apr 14. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.7 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. blogs.rochester.edu/hartnett. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. Figurative Drawings and Paintings by Larry DeKock. Through Mar 30. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tanka Poetry read by Pamela Babusci Mar 30, 2-4 p.m. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Through the Student Lens 2014. Through Apr 20. Tue-Sat noon-6 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. Reception Apr 4, 5-9 p.m. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “Face to Face.” Marcella Gillenwater and Margaret Rule. Through Mar 31. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. Beyond Black and White. Through May 5. Works by middle students participating in Studio 678 from the Wilson Foundation Academy photo club, a program of the Community Darkroom at Genesee Center for the Arts & Education. Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception and Awards Ceremony Apr 4, 6:30 p.m. 260-0726. cityofrochester.gov/ linkgallery. 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. 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. “For Drawing Sake.” Through April 26. Reception Mar 8, 4-7 p.m. 315462-0210. mstreetarts@gmail. com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Belinda Bryce and Kurt Ketchum. Through Mar 28. 292-2021. kfarrell@monroecc. edu. monroecc.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. Also on display are Paley’s
furniture designs, mix-media pieces by Red Wolf, and new original works by Adam Colangelo and Eduard Gurevich. 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. Mother and Son Art Exhibit. Through Apr 24. Artwork by Adam Allen Berry and Lynda Ashwell. 232-7340. aaberry70@ gmail.com. Our House Gallery of Veterans Outreach Center, 783 South Ave. Side by Side. Work by Bruce Klauck & Hildamina Ibrahim. Through Mar 28. Tue 5-7 p.m., Fri 1-3 p.m., or by appt. 295-7836. 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. 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.org. The Owl House, 75 Marshall St. New Paintings by Adam Francey. 360-2920. owlhouserochester.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Forgotten Places. Through Apr 19. Paintings by Richard Harrington, Matt Klos, and Ryan Schroeder. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S Main St. Canandaigua. Emerging Artists and Their Mentors. Through Apr 25. 394-0030. prrgallery.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. firstname.lastname@example.org. thedudesnightout.com. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. Student Exhibition. Through Apr 11. Mon, Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. facebook.com/ gccgallery. 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 Re-Imagined, Inspiration from Inspiration.” Through Mar 28. With Arena Art Group and The Rochester Art Club. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. “Embracing Function: Contemporary Approaches to the Utilitarian Vessel.” Through Mar 30. Curated by Lori Mills. 395-2787. brockport.edu/ finearts. 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. 442-8676. vsw.org.
Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Sculptors and Their Drawings: Conversation Between Form & Plane. Through Apr 17. MonThu, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. email@example.com.
Art Events [ WED., MARCH 26 ] Art Night With Ken Karnage. 6 p.m. Triumph Tattoo Studio, 127 Railroad St. Bring your art supplies and an open mind Free 270-4772. KenKarnage@gmail. com. triumphtattoostudio.com. [ FRI., MARCH 28 ] Spring Cleaning: A Call For Soap & Live Painting. March 28, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Washington Square Park, S. Clinton Avenue at Washington Square. Thievin’ Stephen will create a public art commission for the Washington Square Park Neighborhood Association. The public is encouraged to bring a donation of sample-size, travel-size, & full-size unused toieltries AND/ OR household cleaning supplies, which will be redistributed to secular outreach groups including Sample Soap and The Flying Squirrel Community Space Free thievinstephen@ gmail.com. [ SAT., MARCH 29 ] The Major Tony Nelson Art Special. March 29, 5:30 p.m. Yes It’s Real TV Productions. The Sound Studio, 531 Benton Street Free admission 284-0293.
Comedy [ THU., MARCH 27 ] Dom Irrera. March 27-29. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $12-$20 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., MARCH 28 ] Don Jamieson. March 28-29, 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue Featuring Liz Russo $20, RSVP 328-6000. jokefactorycomedyclub.com. [ SUN., MARCH 30 ] Rage Against the Vageen. March 30, 7 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster $7, $5 if you wear green 671-9080. MadeleinSmithComedy@yahoo. com.
Dance Events [ THU., MARCH 27 ] Dance Lessons. March 27, 7-8:15 p.m. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd With Esther Brill. Monthly series. Mar: Swing Dancing. Apr: Dance party Register. 359-7092. [ SAT., MARCH 29 ] National Dance Co of Ireland, Rythm of the Dance. March 29, 7:30 p.m. Hale Auditorium, Roberts Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. $28-$38, register 888-222-1048. boxoffice@ roberts.edu. Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys. March 29. Harmony House, 58 East Main St . Webster 7:15 p.m. Zydeco Dance lesson with Esther Brill, 8-11 p.m. performance $10-$18 zydjunky@ rochester.rr.com. continues on page 25
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Jessica Wortham, Larissa FastHorse, Gilbert Cruz, Tina Fabrique, and Fajer Al-Kaisi (left to right) in Geva’s “Informed Consent.” PHOTO BY KEN HUTH
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing “Informed Consent” THROUGH APRIL 13 GEVA THEATRE CENTER, 75 WOODBURY BLVD. TICKETS START AT $25 | 232-4382, GEVATHEATRE.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND
Race is clearly a topic of interest at Geva. It is addressed very obviously in the recent “Clybourne Park,” and more subtly in “Informed Consent,” a brandnew play by Deborah Zoe Laufer in its world-premiere production. To make a very rough generalization, one play deals with race in terms of society, the other in terms of science. Both plays raise interesting questions, even if they don’t have any answers. Part of the action of “Informed Consent” is based on fact. In 1990, the isolated Havasupai Tribe, living at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, gave blood samples to academic researchers who were trying to study the tribe members’ DNA to find clues to the tribe’s devastating rise in diabetes. When the tribe found out that the university had used the DNA for other purposes (including genetic research that contradicted the tribe’s
history of its origins), the Havasupai sued the university, successfully. Playwright Laufer uses this story, with its background of a violation in trust between the university and the tribe, more or less as it happened, and adds a complementary plot centering on the lead scientist in the research. The scientist’s mother died in her 30s of Alzheimer’s Disease; the scientist is certain to inherit it, and her young daughter is likely to as well. A test will give the answer for the daughter, but the scientist and her husband differ over whether to take it — she wants to know the truth, he can live with the uncertainty. The two stories play off of each other well, but Laufer adds quite a bit more: the cast members often go out of character, offering seemingly random comments on the topics covered, and even on each other. At intervals they also read cards with answers to questions posed to a previous audience, such as, “How did you feel when someone close to you died?” This may sound more confusing than it actually is; the difference between the two plots and the commentaries is always clear, though frankly I found the working-out of the plots more engaging.
is the world premiere of “Informed Consent,” so it is possible that the play you see will be slightly different from the play I saw. (In fact, Laufer’s use of audience comments probably ensures that.) It will have in common, however, a simple but telling set by Michael Raiford; clear, well-paced direction by Sean Daniels; and an engaging cast, listed simply as 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. In addition to taking on miscellaneous small roles and individual lines, each actor creates a well-defined character: Fajer Al-Kaisi as Gillian’s husband (Laufer makes him a children’s book author, a nice touch in a play that begins and ends with the words, “Once upon a time”); Gilbert Cruz as her academic mentor, who carefully establishes trust with the Havasupai only to have it betrayed; Tina Fabrique as the university dean; and Larissa FastHorse as a member of the Havasupai tribe, who eloquently voices the group’s continual betrayal by the white man. “1” is Jessica Wortham as Gillian, the character who is the hinge on which the play rests. She is completely convincing as an overconfident scientist sure of the truth, a mother afraid for her daughter, and finally as a woman facing the consequences of her bad judgment — and the inevitability of an early and agonizing death. About three-quarters of the way through the play, Gillian is defending her decision to use the Havasupai research before an academic board; she begins to hesitate and repeat herself, and her hands begins to tremble — the first signs of Alzheimer’s. Wortham plays this so well that it is a genuine shock. The play instantly goes from being interesting and engaging to emotionally wrenching, and it stays there until the end. There are many more reasons to see “Informed Consent” than that single scene. But that scene, and Wortham’s performance in it, will stay with me for a long time. Geva will present a fundraiser for Friends of Ganondagan this Friday, March 28, 6:30-10 p.m. at Geva Theatre Center. Tickets are $56 and include a reception, prologue and “Informed Consent” performance, and a talk-back panel discussion. Call the box office for more information.
ART | EROTIC ARTS FESTIVAL
Explore two days of sensual enjoyment this weekend at the Erotic Arts Festival. The festival will be held Friday-Saturday, March 28-29, on the second floor of the Radisson Riverside Hotel (120 E. Main St.). Don’t miss out on the non-stop entertainment, including burlesque performers from across the country, airborne acrobats from Aerial Arts, erotic poet Romeo D’Nati, erotocomedic author Jeremy Edwards, the Rope Fashion Show, and the new Duct Tape Fashion Show and Contest. In between acts you can browse through an array of vendors selling everything from art to fashion. The festival will also present two new workshops this year. “Working with Models” is an interactive workshop allowing you to shoot erotic content with featured models, and “Marketing Your Erotica” is geared toward artists looking for opportunities to show and sell their work. Things wrap up Saturday night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., with the Erotic Playground, featuring carnival rides, a drag king show, and more — like black-light lube wrestling. The festival will take place Friday 7 p.m.-midnight and Saturday noon-7p.m. Passes can be bought for one day ($25), two days ($45), the playground only ($10), or all three ($50). For more information, visit rochestereroticartfest.org or call 315-677-9395. — BY TAYLOR WHITE
Festivals [ FRI., MARCH 28-SAT., MARCH 29 ] Erotic Art Festival. March 28-29. Radisson Riverside Hotel, 120 East Main St. 18+ only. Workshops, performances, vendors, fashion, more. Fri 7 p.m.-midnight, Sat noon-7 p.m., erotic playground Sat 9 p.m.-1 a.m $25 one-day pass, $45 two-day pass, $10 erotic playground 315-677-9395. rochestereroticartfest.org. [ SAT., MARCH 29-SUN., MARCH 30 ] 36th Annual Maple Sugaring. 10 a.m.-2 p.m Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Pancake meals 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $7-$10 for meals $3, $10 per family. 3746160. rmsc.org.
Kids Events [ SAT., MARCH 29 ] Edgerton Model Railroad Club Monthly Open House. Last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St. 428-6769. Edgerton_ Model_Railroad@yahoo.com. edgertonmodelrailroadclub.com. NanoDays Celebration. March 29-30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Included in museum admission. $11-$13 271-1880. rmsc.org.
Spring Forward Distance Run. March 29, 8:30 a.m. Mendon Ponds Park, Douglas Road . Mendon Ages 12 and under $10, register. fleetfeetrochester.com. TYKEs: Disney’s My Son Pinocchio. JCC Hart Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through Apr 6. 2 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $16. 461-2000. tykestheatre.org. [ SUN., MARCH 30 ] Science Saturday: Birds. March 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Included in museum admission $11-$13 271-1880. rmsc.org. [ WED., APRIL 2 ] Katerina the Clever. April 2-5. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Wed & Fri 10 a.m., Sat 11 a.m. & 1 p.m $5-$8, ages.12 and under free. 785-1623. flcc.edu.
Lectures [ WED., MARCH 26 ] A Catholic Woman in Today’s Church. March 26, 7 p.m. The Sisters of Saint Joseph, 150 French Rd. Free 641-8184. Institute for Popular Music Lecture: British Rock and Roll. March 26, 7 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Gown Room, Wilson Commons. Lauren Onkey: “I’m Looking through You: Black Britons in the Rise of
British Rock and Roll” rochester. edu/popmusic. Science on the Edge Lecture Series. March 26, 7:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Mar 26: Gregory Skomal: “’JAWS’ Revisited: New Insights into the Ecology of the White Shark in the North Atlantic” Apr 16: Sara Brenner: “Nanotechnology Landscape: Health, Safety, and Nanomedicine Applications” $7-$14 each lecture. 697-1942. rmsc.org. “Women in STEM Fields’ with Jill Bystydzienski. March 26, 2:30 p.m. SUNY Geneseo, Newton 202, 1 College Circle. 245-5000. geneseo.edu. [ THU., MARCH 27 ] Archaeology: Looking Forward with Alexander Smith. March 27, 7:30 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Included in gallery admission: $2.50-$6 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Conversations on Race. March 27, 5-7 p.m. Charlotte Branch Library, 3557 Lake Ave. 428-8350. libraryweb.org. Digital Rochester: Personal Cloud. March 27, 7-9:30 a.m. Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road . Pittsford $20-$25, register digitalrochester.com. Enacting Indigenuity in an Age of Global Environmental Crisis with Dr. Daniel Wildcat. March 27, 8 p.m. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Albright Auditorium, 300 Pulteney St. 315-781-3000. hws. edu/academics/anthrosoc/. Film: The Courthouse Girls of Farmland presented by Kathy Goetz. March 27, 7:30 p.m. Morgan-Manning House, 151 Main St. Free 637-3645. Stage Whispers: Conversations with Theater Professionals. March 27, 10 a.m. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Mar 27: Jessica Wortham on “Ripped from the Headlines: When Fact and Fiction Blend Onstage.” Free. 395-2787. brockport.edu/finearts. SUNY Geneseo’s Diversity Lecture: Sexual Violence and Citizenship. March 27, 4:30 p.m. MacVitte College Union Ballroom, 10 MacVittie Circle. Estelle B. Freedman, a professor in U.S. History at Stanford University will present on the Sexual Violence and Citizenship: Rape and Race in American History. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception Free 245-5000. geneseo.edu. William Mumma on Religious Freedom. March 27, 7:30 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester, River Campus Catholic Newman Community’s Faith in America Series Free 275-8521. athomas1@admin. rochester.edu rochester.edu. [ FRI., MARCH 28 ] An Evening of Diversity & Empowerment. March 28, 7:30 p.m. University of Rochester’s Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Rd. Sheryl Lee Ralph, an award-winning actress, activist, and author, will deliver a keynote address $10-$35, register 210-2422. mjsproductions.org. Thinking Forward: On Being Number One. March 28, 7:30 a.m. St. John Fisher College, Alesi Academic Center, Room 102, 3700 East Ave. $25-$30 899-3852.
[ MON., MARCH 31 ] The Henrietta Lacks Family Visit. March 31, 7 p.m. R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Building, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd Warshof Conference Center tickets@ monroecc.edu. monroecc.edu. [ TUE., APRIL 1 ] Move Your Organization’s Diversity & Inclusion Efforts Forward! with Joe Gerstandt. April 1, 12-5 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Building 3, Room 2610 $20-$185, register workforcediversitynetwork.com/ conf_workshops_forward4.1.14. [ WED., APRIL 2 ] PAC Food Waste Forum. April 2, 5 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. RIT’s Louise M. Slaughter Hall, rooms 2230/2240 Free, register rit.edu/news. Religion and the Civil War with Gary Hakes. April 2, 7 p.m. Genesee Community College, Conable Technology Building, 1 College Rd Batavia Free 3430055 x6288. civilwaratgcc. wordpress.com.
Literary Events [ WED., MARCH 26 ] Visiting Writer Workshop: Jeffrey Ethan Lee. March 26, 7-9 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave $45-$50, register 473-2590 x107. wab.org. [ THU., MARCH 27 ] Poems for Lunch. noon. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Free. 4288375. firstname.lastname@example.org. libraryweb.org. Pure Kona Open Mic Poetry Series. 7-10 p.m. The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. ourcoffeeconnection.org. [ SAT., MARCH 29 ] Featured Writers: Jerri Sparks and Caurie Putnam. March 29, 5-7 p.m. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St Brockport Free 637-5494. facebook. com/ADifferentPathGalleryFallWinterReadingSeries?fref=ts. [ MON., MARCH 31 ] Book Release Party: Nine Bucks a Pound by James Bailey. March 31, 7 p.m. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. Free admission 305-0409. jamesbailey@ rochester.rr.com. jamesbailey.us. [ TUE., APRIL 1 ] Books Sandwiched In. 12:1212:52 p.m Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Apr 1: “The Best of American Poetry 2013” by David Lahman, reviewed by Darah Freligh 428-8350. rebecca.fuss@ libraryweb.org libraryweb.org. 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. P 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. [ WED., APRIL 2 ] Lunch with Letty. April 2, noon. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Book presentation: “How to be a friend to a friend who’s sick”
DANCE | RHYTHM OF THE DANCE
You don’t need vacation time and a plane ticket to experience the traditions of the Emerald Isle. For one night, Roberts Wesleyan College (2301 Westside Drive) will host the National Dance Company of Ireland as they fill the Andrews B. Hale Auditorium with the excitement of traditional Irish dance and music. Rhythm of Dance is an inspiring show that retells the story of the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. The group explores the traditions of Irish step dance and music while presenting it all in a modern form that has made it one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. Roberts Wesleyan is located at 2301 Westside Drive. Ticket prices range from $28-$38 and can be ordered online at roberts. edu. For more information on the dance company, visit rhythmofdance.com. — BY TAYLOR WHITE by Letty Cottin Pogrebin $12-$16 461-2000. jccrochester.org.
Museum Exhibit [ WED., MARCH 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. Decades of I Do. Through July 31. Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St Through Jul 31. Sun & Tue 2-4 p.m., Thu 7-9 p.m., Sat 9-11 a.m. Showcase of wedding gowns, announcements, and photos perintonhistoricalsociety.org. “Downton Abbey, Rochester Style.” Ongoing. The Rochester Historical Society, Rundel Memorial Building, 2nd floor, 115 South Ave. Tue-Wed 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and Thu 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Also Saturdays March 22, April 5 & 19, and May 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m $5 per adult, $3 per child under 18 4288470. rochesterhistory.org. [ TUE., APRIL 1 ] Exhibition: Civil War Memories. April 1-30. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Through Apr 30. Includes books, artifacts, and photographs related to the American Civil War with special reference to Brockport and neighboring areas. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reception Apr 1, 7 p.m 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org.
8 a.m. Meet at the Perinton Town Hall, 1350 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport. Bring binoculars and spotting scopes, if you have them. Wear ankle-high waterproof footwear. Water and a snack are helpful. Bruce Cady, 248-8959. Genesee Valley Hiking Club Event. March 29, 8 a.m. Gannett Hill Park, Park Lookout. Strenuous/ hilly 7-8 mile hike Free 860-4600156. gvhchikes.org. Owl Prowl. March 29, 7:30 a.m. Braddock Bay Park, East Manitou Rd. $3 suggested donation, register 267-5483. information@ bbrr.org bbrr.org. [ SUN., MARCH 30 ] Genesee Valley Hiking Club Event. March 30, 3 p.m. Victor Trail, 14 Railroad St. Strenuous/hilly 5-6 mile hike Free 455-1932. gvhchikes.org. Rochester Birding Association Hike. March 30, 7:30 a.m. Braddock Bay Park, East Manitou Rd. Owl Woods and Hawk Watch site, beginner trip. Meet in the parking lot on the east side of Manitou Beach Road across from the Owl Woods trail head. Boots are STRONGLY recommended Free Andrea Patterson 4905361 & Kimberly Sucy 5032534. email@example.com. rochesterbirding.com. [ TUE., APRIL 1 ] Pacesetters Walk. April 1, 6:30 p.m. Meet in parking lot in Village Landing near Dollar Tree in Fairport 249-9507. huggersskiclub.org.
Recreation [ SAT., MARCH 29 ] Burroughs Audubon Nature Club: Exploring HANA - High Acres Nature Area. March 29,
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SPECIAL EVENT | ROCPODFEST 2014
Growing up, Vinnie Paulino was told that his quick wit, and avoidance of all serious topics, would bring him nothing but trouble. Instead, Paulino decided to pursue comedy, and is now the owner and operator of Rocpodcasts.com, Rochester’s premier comedy podcasting website. This weekend, the website will be presenting Rocpodfest 2014, a two-day celebration of the 20 shows that now make up the Rocpodcast network. Comedian Brian McBride, from “This Jest Breaking” podcast, will be emceeing the festival, which will feature live podcast recording sessions open to the public. The festival will also feature 15-minute live sessions from various podcasters, as well as music acts, wrapping up at 8 p.m. for an hour-long live podcast event from DJ Chris G’s “Straight From the Underground 2.0” and “The Rochester Insomniac’s Local Vocals.” The festival will take place Friday and Saturday, March 2829, 6-9 p.m. at the Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Admission is free on both days. For more information, visit rocpodcasts.com or call 244-1210. — BY TAYLOR WHITE
Special Events March 26, 4-6 p.m. Country Club of Rochester, 2935 East Ave $30$35 DigitalRochester.com. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com. Neil Simon Film Series. 6:30 p.m Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 3/26: Lost in Yonkers with @&A led by Eric Van Dussen. 4/2: The Odd Couple with Q&A led by John Miller-Stephany and cast of Geva’s production of The Odd Couple. 4/9: The Sunshine Boys with Q&A led by Leah Stacey. 4/16: The Goodbye Girl with Q&A host TBD $7 per film or $25 for all four 258-0400. thelittle.org. Wine & Food Pairing. March 26, 6:30 p.m. Banzai Sushi & Cocktail Bar, 682 South Ave. $30-$35, RSVP. 473-0345. rochesterwinos.com. [ THU., MARCH 27 ] Connections. March 27, 6-8 p.m. Rhythm Connect, 75 North Main St. Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association event will also feature Lori and Erin Photography and NY Life Insurance. Free. 7546300 or 377-5050. Film Screenings and Discussions. 3 p.m GanttFrazier-Bracey Gallery, 36 King St. Concurrent with the “Identity Assignments: An Expository Journey exhibit,” each Tuesday and Thursday evening through May 16, we will review films which explore the subject in addition to films which have greatly perpetuated modern day forms of minstrelsy. Doors at 3 p.m., the FDRC produced exhibit documentary will be
shown at 3, 4, and 5 p.m.; promptly at 6:30 p.m. the review film will be shown. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org. Gilda’s Guys Bachelor Auction. March 27, 6 p.m. Harro East Ballroom, 155 N. Chestnut St. $25-$30, register gildasclubrochester.org. A Purse for Change Auction. March 27, 6:30 p.m. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. $60-$75, register. 2420940. womensfoundation.org. Rochester Movie Makers: ScriptA-Palooza. March 27, 6:30 p.m. Rochester Community TV (RCTV15), 21 Gorham St. Seventh Annual Rochester Movie Makers Summer Shorts Productions 325-1238. rochestermoviemakers.org/ events/scriptapalooza. Stammtisch. Every other Thursday, 5 p.m. Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract St. 2639200. email@example.com. geneseebeer.com/brew-house. [ FRI., MARCH 28 ] 20th Annual Reconocimiento Awards: All Things are Possible. March 28, 6 p.m. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St. Black tie gala with keynote: Esmeralda Santiago, author of “When I was Puerto Rican.” Cocktail Hour: 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. Esmeralda Santiago will be doing a book signing at the gala $75 per person, includes dinner & entertainment 204-7143. reconocimiento@latinasunidas. org. latinasunidas.org. Informed Consent Fundraiser. March 28, 6:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Includes dessert/coffee reception, the Prologue, Informed
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Consent performance, and talk back panel $56, register. 2324382. gevatheatre.org. Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now. March 28, 7 p.m. Wadsworth Auditorium, 1 College Circle., Geneseo. $8-$16. 800-525-2070. geneseo.edu/ limelightanaccents. Rochester Academy of Music & Arts’ Spring Fling Fundraiser. March 28, 7 p.m. Buckland Park Lodge, 1341 Westfall Rd. Local music school is hosting a music-filled fundraiser for pet rescue organization Nuts for Mutts. Performances by noted Rochester musicians, food, games, prizes, a dog adoption booth, and more. Free. 506-9437. rochestermusiclessons@gmail. com. RochesterMusicLessons. com/springfling.html. ROCPodFest with Vinnie Paulino. March 28-29, 6-9 p.m. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Free admission recordarchive. com. Smile Dinner. March 28, 6 p.m. St. John’s of Rochester, 8 Wickford Way. Meal prices $4-$6, free to kids under 2, family of four $20. 389-2770. Spring Fling to Benefit Nuts for Mutts Dog Rescue. March 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Buckland Park Lodge, 1341 Westfall Rd. Music, food, more. rochestermusiclessons.com. Free admission. 784-5250. nutsformuttsrescue.com. [ SAT., MARCH 29 ] 19th Ward Spelling Bee. March 29, 1 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchison Hall. ACTRochester.org. Advent House Dinner Dance & Auction Gala. March 29, 6 p.m. Monroe Golf Club, 155 Golf Ave Benefit for Advent House, a home for residents diagnosed to have less than three months to live. Don Alhart will serve as emcee, while Joe Lomonaco will conduct the Live Auction. Attire is black tie optional. $100. 223-6112. Coffee Night. March 29, 6:30 p.m. Turkish Cultural Center, 2692 Dewey Ave. Free 585-4530533. firstname.lastname@example.org tccrochester.com. EWGA Rochester’s Annual Kick-off Brunch. March 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oak Hill Country Club, 145 Kilbourn Rd. Register ewgarochesterny.com. Just 4U Creative Cake Design and Celebrations Expo. March 29, noon. Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. $10 donation 713-6476. abh4uproductions. wix.com/events. Lighthouse Gala Anniversary Luncheon. March 29, noon. Rochester Yacht Club, 5555 St. Paul Blvd $65, register 6216179. info@geneseelighthouse. org. Moonshadow’s Spirit 2nd Awareness Event: A Healthy Relationship with your Body. March 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Coleman Chapel moonshadowsspirit.org. Psychic Fair. March 29-30. Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd. Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m $7 admission good all weekend PsychicFair@ outlook.com.
Spring Fling Shopping Bazaar. March 29, 3 p.m. Bush Mango Drum & Dance, 34 Elton St. Bring a gently used article of clothing or a household item in good condition and get a ticket to swap for something someone else brought that you may be able to use. Samples, tastings, door prizes, and more. Free. 4208699. shoprocsmallbiz@gmail. com. bushmango.org. Tai Chi Open House. March 29, 10 a.m. The Rochester T’ai Chi Ch’uan Center, 80 Rockwood Pl. Free 461-0130. rtccc@juno. com rtccc.com. Welcome to Spring Expo. March 29-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd . Penfield Plant showcase, classes, vendors. 377-1982. grossmans.com. [ SUN., MARCH 30 ] Annual Pancake Breakfast. March 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave $5-$7.50 336-3035. westirondequoit.org/helmer.htm. Artist Mash-Up. March 30, 7-8 p.m. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St For artists and arts groups interested in collaborating on Fringe shows. Free, RSVP. email@example.com. Chinese Calligraphy Demo. March 30, 2:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Free. 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. Livingston County End Hunger Day. March 30, 1-4 p.m. United Methodist Church 4520 Genesee St. Geneseo. Informational fair featuring local organizations that will cover issues related to housing, food, employment, and more. geneseocares.wix.com/ livcoendhungerday. Peppermint Sewn Seeds Fashion Show. March 30, 2 p.m. Good Luck, 50 Anderson Ave. Debut Bridal Line. Silent auction with a sample dress from each participant (three total). Proceeds from the auction will benefit Girls Rock! Rochester and Verona Street Animal Shelter. Cocktail reception will precede the show at 2 p.m. and the runway show will commence at 3 p.m $25-$60, RSVP 340-6161. inspiredtable. restaurantgoodluck.com. TEDxRochesterSalon. March 30, 6-9 p.m. Roc Brewing Co., 56 S. Union St Register 794-9798. firstname.lastname@example.org. tedxrochester.org. [ MON., MARCH 31 ] Putting Food on Your Table: Linking Food, Farms, and You. March 31, 7-8:30 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave. data-o-rama.com/online_ registration/register.php?ID=3781 Register lwv-rma.org. Science on Screen: Another Earth with Adam Frank. March 31, 7 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. $8 258-0400. thelittle.org. Thinkin’ & Drinkin’: The Bug Jar’s Trivia Night. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 21+. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Free. bugjar.com. [ TUE., APRIL 1 ] Tuesday Taco Trivia. 9-11 p.m. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. email@example.com. templebarandgrille.com. [ WED., APRIL 2 ] Film: Sexy Baby. April 2, 6:15 p.m. Little Theatre, 240
THEATER | “A NEW DAY STARTS TONIGHT”
Back in the 1970’s, the Upstairs Youth Agency was formed to work with teens from the 3rd, 11th, and 13th wards of the city. One focus of the agency was putting on plays, written by Tony Falzano, to encourage and uplift the teens. Decades later, in 2011, the teens that took part in the program decided to get back together. They reunited as the Second Time Around Players to perform a new Falzano musical. Now the Players are back, and will put on an original musical by Falzano. The musical revolves around the themes of hope, faith, and love, and works to inspire today’s teens. The show will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 27-28 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 29, at 3 & 7:30 p.m. at the Geva Theatre Center (75 Woodbury Blvd). Tickets cost $20 and proceeds go to Hope Hall and Geva Theatre Center’s Youth Programs. For more information, visit gevatheatre.org or call 232-4382. — BY TAYLOR WHITE East Ave. $4-$5. 478-6134. hannahmariamurphy@gmail. com. Smart Business Solutions. April 2, 7:30-10 a.m. Mario’s, 2740 Monroe Ave. A breakfast buffet and networking event. 271-1111. frontier-cpe.com/ rochesterevent. SOHO Rochester 2014: The Small Business Show. April 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St. sohorochester.com. Tibetan Monks for Sand Mandala and Lecture. April 2-4. Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave. The Dalai Lama’s monks from the Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, NY for a three day sand mandala event from April 2-4 held in Lorette Wilmot Library. Lama Geshe Lobsang Dakpa will be presenting his lecture, Loving Kindness and Compassion, at 7 p.m. on Apr 3 in the Otto A. Shults Center Forum $15-$20, $7 students. 317-7060. nnsm.org.
Sports [ WED., MARCH 26 ] Bocce League of Rochester League Registration. Through May 9. Through May 9. $250 per team of 4-6 players. Season starts May 21 bocceleagueofrochester.com. Rochester Americans. March 26, 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square 3/26: vs Milwaukee Admirals. 3/28: vs Toronto Marlies. 4/2: vs Syracuse Crunch $19-$23 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com. [ SAT., MARCH 29 ] Rochester Knighthawks vs Edmonton Rush. March 29, 7:30 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $20-$25 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
[ SUN., MARCH 30 ] Rochester Razorsharks. March 30, 2 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $4.75-$32.75 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Theater The Accidental Hero. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St Thu 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $25 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Beauty and the Beast. March 27-29. Gates Chili High School, 1 Spartan Way Thu-Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7:30 p.m $12. 247-5050 x2812. stephanie_platania@ gateschili.org. The Hot L Baltimore. Through April 12. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through Apr 12. Thu Apr 3 & 10 at 7:30 p.m., Fri Mar 28, Apr 4 & 11 at 8 p.m., Sat Mar 29, Apr 5 & 12 at 8 p.m., Sun Mar 30, Apr 6 @ 2 p.m. $28.50-$36.50. 4541260. blackfriars.org. Informed Consent. Through April 13. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Apr 13. Wed Mar 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (Sunday Salon) & 7 p.m. Tue-Wed Apr 2, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. A New Day Starts Tonight. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Second Time Around Players. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m $20 426–5824. firstname.lastname@example.org hopehall.org. Old Jews Telling Jokes. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Thu 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $23-$33. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Queens of Pure Country. RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main
St. Through Mar 30. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20-$25. 3253366. rapatheatre.org. Shining City. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. Through Mar 29. RCP Irish Community Players. Thu Mar 27-Sat 8 p.m. $9-$19. 866-811-4111. muccc.org.
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Theater Audition [ WED., MARCH 26 ] Festival of Ten IX. Through April 1. Deadline Apr 1. brockport. edu/theatre. Old Jews Telling Jokes. Through March 31. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. Auditions will be scheduled by appointment only from resumes and photos submitted in advance. Rehearsals will be scheduled based on cast availability. Submit resumes and photos to: Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. admin@ downstairscabaret.com. downstairscabaret.com. [ SUN., MARCH 30 ] Open Casting Call for Rochester Television Sit-Com. March 30, 3-6 p.m. RCCM Arts/ Colors Studios, 208 Goodman St. Colors Studios is casting Rochester-area actors ages 8 and older for featured and background roles in “The Church”, a documentarystyle television sit-com filming Mar-Nov 2014 802-8683. email@example.com. colorsstudios.com.
Workshops [ WED., MARCH 26 ] Advanced Web Development. March 26, 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $17 730-7034. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochesterbrainery.com. Basic Alterations. March 26, 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. email@example.com. rochesterbrainery.com. Family Development Class. March 26, 5-7 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman “Last One Picked, First One Picked On.” Free, RSVP. 3253145 x131. mharochester.org. Family Development Class: “Wise Choices.” Ongoing, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school-age children Free, RSVP 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. Fringe 101 Info Sessions with Erica Fee. March 26, 7-8 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. Free, RSVP info@ rochesterfringe.com wab.org. Intro to Art Journaling Workshop. March 26-29. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Wed 3 & 6:30 p.m., Thu 3 p.m., Sat 6:30 p.m $66 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.com. [ THU., MARCH 27 ] How to Blow Out and Style Your Own Hair. March 27, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 7307034. info@rochesterbrainery. com. rochesterbrainery.com. Rochester Makerspace Open Nights. 6-10 p.m. Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul St. #23 Bring a project to work on or
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As technology continues to change, so does the way we consume our music. From the phonograph to stereos to iPods, the evolution of music players has allowed listeners to constantly upgrade to the “next best thing.” NeedleDrop Records, located at 304 Gregory St., focuses on selling vinyl albums and CD’s, as well as headphones, speakers, turntables, needles, and audio equipment. It’s not the next best thing, it’s the best of all the great things. On Saturday, March 29, NeedleDrop will be hosting the Sound Wedge Record Fair, located at The German House (315 Gregory St.) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The fair will host more than 30 vendors selling new and used LPs, 45s, CD’s, and more. Admission will be $2 per person. For more information, visit facebook.com/ NeedleDropRecords or call 271-6785. — BY TAYLOR WHITE something to show others, help work on the space, or just get to know the venue. Free. 210-0075. rochestermakerspace.org. Women Build Volunteer Information Session. March 27, 7 p.m. Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St Pittsford Free 546-1470. h abitat@ rochesterhabitat.org. rochesterhabitat.org/Support/ WomenBuild.aspx. [ FRI., MARCH 28 ] Family Development Class. March 28, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. “Separations and Reunions.” Free, RSVP 3253145 x131. mharochester.org. Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop. 9 a.m.-noon. Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, 1600 South Avenue Free 473-3030. literacyrochester.org. [ SAT., MARCH 29 ] Healing with Whole Food Nutrition: for ourselves, our families and our communities.. March 29, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave. $5 donation 315-331-0810. firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop: All About Gandhi. March 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. Register 463-3265. email@example.com. gandhiinstitute.org. [ MON., MARCH 31 ] Family Development Class. March 31, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. “How to Say NO to Your Child.” Free, RSVP 3253145 x131. mharochester.org. How to Get Booked at a Music Venue. March 31, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $10 7307034. info@rochesterbrainery. com. rochesterbrainery.com. New Media Fermentation. March 31, 12:30-1:45 & 3:25-4:40 p.m. University of Rochester,
River Campus Green Space Kitchen, first floor of Burton Hall. Collaboration between Leila Nadir’s Food, Media, Literature course and Cary Peppermint’s Digital Art: Art of the Remix Free ecoarttech.org. [ TUE., APRIL 1 ] The Dady Brothers Workshop and Concert. April 1, 7 p.m. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Stage 14 $2, free with FLCC ID 785-1335. Joshua.Heller@flcc.edu flcc. edu. Introduction to Music Recording and Audio Production. April 1, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. info@ rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com.
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[ WED., APRIL 2 ] Entrepreneur Workshop: Financing and Pitching. April 2, 4 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Register 276-3500. rochester.edu/ entrepreneurship/registration. Federal and State Technology R&D Grant Conference & Workshop. April 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Register 395-8410. firstname.lastname@example.org. Making Handmade Gnocchi with Local Herbs. April 2, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $25 730-7034. info@ rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com. Poetry for Beginners. April 2, 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. email@example.com. rochesterbrainery.com.
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Movie Theaters Searchable, up-to-the-minute movie times for all area theaters can be found at rochestercitynewspaper.com, and on City’s mobile website.
Brockport Strand 93 Main St, Brockport, 637-3310, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Canandaigua Theatres 3181 Townline Road, Canandaigua, 396-0110, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Cinema Theater 957 S. Clinton St., 271-1785, cinemarochester.com
Culver Ridge 16
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2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit 544-1140, regmovies.com
Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361, dryden.eastmanhouse.org
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Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420, regmovies.com
Geneseo Theatres Geneseo Square Mall, 243-2691, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Greece Ridge 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive 225-5810, regmovies.com
Henrietta 18 525 Marketplace Drive 424-3090, regmovies.com
The Little 240 East Ave., 258-0444 thelittle.org
Movies 10 2609 W. Henrietta Road 292-0303, cinemark.com
Pittsford Cinema 3349 Monroe Ave., 383-1310 pittsford.zurichcinemas.com
Tinseltown USA/IMAX 2291 Buffalo Road 247-2180, cinemark.com
Webster 12 2190 Empire Blvd., 888-262-4386, amctheatres.com
Vintage Drive In 1520 W Henrietta Rd., Avon 226-9290, vintagedrivein.com
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the deity — so this one should score in both the popular and the critical arenas. (R), DIRECTED BY WES ANDERSON Based on some works by the Austrian writer NOW PLAYING Stefan Zweig, the movie operates within several frames, beginning with an honored novelist [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA (Tom Wilkinson) explaining his theory of fiction to the camera, then moves to his voice-over Platformed carefully and hyped heavily, Wes reminiscence of an earlier time, when he stayed Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” at the edifice of the title. There, as a young writer, should achieve an impressive box office success. now played by Jude Law, he meets the owner of For unclear reasons, his movies usually please the once-elegant place, an elderly man named the reviewers enormously — his first big Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham). Moustafa production, “Rushmore,” benefited from three then relates the story within the story, the history major stories in the New York Times on its of his employment and adventures as a lobby boy release, then received the sort of adoration from in the 1930’s at the Grand Budapest Hotel. critics that devout believers usually reserve for The central character of those adventures is Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), the hotel’s charming, efficient, eccentric concierge, beloved by all his guests, especially the wealthy, aristocratic Madame D. (Tilda Swinton). He tells young Zero (Tony Revolori) that Madame D., though 84, is “dynamite in the sack,” explaining, over a rapid montage of Tony Revolori and Saoirse Ronan in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” PHOTO COURTESY
various sexual encounters, that he sleeps with most of the elderly guests. The sudden death of Madame D. precipitates the movie’s major plot, which involves her bequest to Gustave H., the anger of her vicious son Dmitri (Adrien Brody), Gustave’s imprisonment and his various escapes with Zero from the police, Dmitri’s murderous henchman Jopling (Willem Dafoe), and an invading army. Like the rest of the movie, the several pursuits, interrupted by comic dialogue, move at the breakneck speed of traditional cinematic farce, complete with sight gags, funny props, and outrageous characters, many of them played by big stars. Those stars in the cast suggest that actors must like to work with Wes Anderson, no matter the size or importance of their parts. The movie features, sometimes in cameos, such well-known names as Jeff Goldblum, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson, so that together with the many others in larger roles, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” appears to employ half of Hollywood. Aside from the energetic pacing and the various farcical incidents, some right out of the Keystone Kops silent flicks, Ralph Fiennes carries the movie, managing to convey a good deal of charm and humor even in moments of pathos and some decidedly uncomical violence. His constant patter about the duties of a concierge and his staff and the obligations of service in a grand hotel makes an amusing
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counterpoint to the situations he faces, including his desperate escapes and his time in prison. As his loyal, devoted lobby boy, young Tony Revolori, projecting a sweet innocence, assists him ably, both as character and as performer. The picture mixes its assorted elements in some unusual ways beyond its exaggerated farce. In addition to its humorous lines, actions, and situations, for example, it includes a number of quite surprising acts of brutality — the fatal stabbing of four prison guards, an amputation, a strangulation in a confessional, and the beheading of an innocent young woman, hardly the normal stuff of comedy. The sets create an appropriate background for the story’s time and place, with the Victorian/baroque interiors of the Grand Budapest Hotel, the labyrinthine corridors and staircases of Madame D.’s castle, and the enormously complicated escape route of Gustave H. and his fellow prisoners. At the same time, most of the establishing shots and the exterior action scenes, whether intentionally or not, suggest a Disney cartoon, with flat, painted backgrounds, pastel colors, and buildings that look like cardboard cutouts. The picture looks good and maintains a persistent energy throughout, most of it the result of the character of Gustave H. and its fine sense of pacing; even for someone who is not at all a Wes Anderson fan, like the present writer, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” provides a more consistently entertaining experience than any of his previous pictures.
With 2011’s “The Muppets” doing the heavy lifting of reintroducing Jim Henson’s beloved felted creations to a new generation of children, its follow-up, “Muppets Most Wanted,” has the luxury of freedom in its task of cementing their place in our hearts all over again. The new film picks up literally at the exact moment the first film ended, and appropriately, the newly reunited Muppets themselves are depicted as having some trouble deciding what to do for an encore. As they sing in the clever opening number, “the sequel’s never quite as good.” Sadly, that proves prescient (though as Dr. Bunsen Honeydew points out in that same opening number, this is technically the seventh sequel to the original Muppets film, released 35 years ago). James Bobin returns to the director’s chair, as does writer Nicholas Stoller, and of the core creative team of “The Muppets,” only co-writer Jason Segel chose not to return. Segel was vocal about how much of a passion project the last film was,
Sam the Eagle and Ty Burrell in “Muppets Most Wanted.” PHOTO COURTESY WALT DISNEY PICTURES
and it’s possible that his absence may account for the extra layer of heart that seems to be missing this time around. Though even a second-tier Muppet film is better than a lot of what passes for family-friendly entertainment these days. As with the first sequel to the original Muppet movie, “The Great Muppet Caper,” this new film takes the form of a madcap heist story. Under the advice of their new tour manager, Dominic Badguy (pronounced Bad-gee — it’s French), played by Ricky Gervais, the Muppets decide that the best way to capitalize on their rediscovered fame is to launch a world tour. What the gang doesn’t know, however, is that Badguy is actually in cahoots with Constantine (voiced by Matt Vogel), the world’s most dangerous frog, who just escaped from prison and who happens to be a dead ringer for Kermit (save for a distinguishing mole on his cheek). Slapping a fake mole on Kermit, while covering up his own with some green paint, results in Kermit’s immediate arrest, leaving Constantine to take his place and set his nefarious plans into motion. Using the Muppet tour as cover for a series of heists, Constantine heads toward his ultimate goal of stealing England’s Crown Jewels. While the imposter takes his place, poor Kermit remains imprisoned in a Russian gulag, overseen by a severe head guard (Tina Fey) who it turns out has a soft spot for small green amphibians. Eventually she ropes him into directing his fellow inmates in the annual gulag talent show, so at least he’s able to keep busy. Meanwhile, the various heists have captured the attention of the authorities, leading to investigation headed up by the odd couple pairing of a French Interpol agent (Ty Burrell) and American CIA operative Sam the Eagle (naturally). Once again, Bret McKenzie provides songs that are fun and catchy, though none are quite as memorable — or as thematically resonant — as “Life’s a Happy Song” or “Man or Muppet” from the first film. And really, that’s the main problem with the film
as a whole: it’s always enjoyable, but never quite lives up to promise of “The Muppets.” Fey, Burrell, and Gervais are all obviously having a ball, and they throw themselves into their parts, but having three human leads means that much less time spent with the Muppets themselves. Oddly, the Muppet we end up spending the most time with is Constantine, making for a lopsided story without any real protagonist to latch onto. Sure, some of the plot details don’t make a whole lot of sense (how, for example, does a long-missing, 100-year-old medallion function as the key to shutting down a modern laser security system?), but you kind of need to set aside logic for the Muppets. The property retains its trademark genial silliness, and though it perhaps traffics a little more in ironic winking than before, it hasn’t lost its power to entertain. Plus, I never knew how much I needed a Ray Liotta and Danny Trejo-led rendition of “I Hope I Get It” from “A Chorus Line” in my life, but it’s undeniably glorious. In “A Touch of Sin,” Chinese auteur Jia
Zhangke tells four individual stories, tangentially connected to one another. Each tale, based loosely off a real news stories from modern Chinese history, focuses on a random act of violence committed by some poor soul who has been pushed to his or her limit by the corruption of society. In the first, a miner grows frustrated with crooked local officials and decides to exact bloody revenge. Each succeeding segment grows more complicated, following a migrant worker, a receptionist at a massage parlor, and a factory worker as they turn to violence to solve their problems. It’s impressively ballsy that this is Jia’s first film made with the assistance of government funding, as his darkly satirical examination of the effect capitalist greed has had on Chinese society is so blatant in its righteous anger. Even more impressive is how the film’s blend of graphic violence and social commentary combines to become one of the most brutally exciting thrillers of the past year.
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Cattails dominate the marsh areas along Buck Pond. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN Muskrat depend on cattails for food and shelter, but they'll leave if there are too many. FILE PHOTO
channels and 10 potholes. The organization targeted Buck Pond because the pond has a history of vibrant wildlife use, says Sarah Fleming, regional biologist for New York Ducks Unlimited. And Buck Pond’s connection to Lake Ontario, via a culvert, means it has potential as fish habitat, she says. After the work is finished, staff from the Nature Conservancy will monitor the channels and potholes to see what impact they have on wildlife. The groups have a baseline to compare future details, since Nature Conservancy staff also recorded the area’s conditions in the summer of 2013. The Corps of Engineers has similar habitat plans for the wetlands on Braddock Bay’s coast. It wants to dig approximately seven acres of potholes
and 17,800 feet of channels in the marsh. It also plans on removing some invasive species. The overall Braddock Bay complex doesn’t act as one giant wetland system, but as a few different units. Yet similar factors affect the bay, the coastal ponds, and the wetlands around each. “It really is a complex,” Fleming says. “The benefits in one will benefit the others, too.” The Buck Pond and Braddock Bay habitat restoration projects target the same species: muskrat, northern pike, and black tern. All are indicator species, meaning that their presence or absence speaks to the health of the wetlands. The Corps of Engineers is focusing on the black tern in particular. The bird hasn’t been spotted nesting in the bay’s wetlands since the late 1990’s, Forgette says. But if the wetlands can be restored to a state that’s attractive to the birds, he says, it’ll be attractive to other important fish and animal species, too. Coastal wetlands need seasonal and yearly variation in water levels to stay healthy. The periodic rise and fall helps ensure a diversity of plants, which in turn makes for more attractive habitat. For more than a decade, a body known as the International Joint Commission has been developing plans to change the regulation of Lake Ontario’s water levels. The current proposal, dubbed Plan 2014, would allow the water levels to follow natural seasonal changes, similar to the rhythms that existed prior to the 1950’s. The IJC and its supporters say the variability would help repair the damage
done to coastal wetlands by decades of stable water levels. (It also takes into account climate change’s current and predicted impact on lake levels.) “If you look at aerial photos and maps of wetlands on Lake Ontario prior to regulation of the water levels, you can really see it, they were open,” says Jim Howe, executive director of the Nature Conservancy of Central and Western New York. “There were tons of open areas. Now they’re just covered with cattails.” Advocates for Plan 2014 say that allowing greater variation in water levels may also help build up beaches and coastlines. But prior lake level proposals have been beaten back by lakeshore property owners and their elected representatives. They say that the plan doesn’t offer enough protection against shoreline erosion and that it makes properties more susceptible to flooding. The advocates and critics have presented their cases and supporting evidence to the IJC. The commission is reviewing its current proposal and the comments it’s received on the plan. Given the fate of previous water level regulation proposals, it’s likely the new plan will be revised and re-released. But environmentalists stick to their argument that, until some variability is restored to the lake’s levels, wetlands will suffer. A new approach to regulating the levels, along with ongoing restoration work, could restore the Braddock Bay area wetlands to outstanding ecosystems, Summers says. “Nothing is simple,” Summers says. “It is a complex system.”
TNC seasonal staffer Erica Burgeson was part of a crew that recorded conditions at Buck Pond last summer. PHOTO BY KATIE LITTLE / COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY 30 CITY MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2014
Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] ANOTHER EARTH (2011): The lives of a young student and an accomplished composer cross paths tragically on the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth. Little (Mon, Mar 31, 7 p.m.) BAD WORDS (R): Jason Bateman directs and stars in this comedy about a middle-aged man who exploits a loophole in order to compete in a children’s spelling bee. With Allison Janney and Kathryn Hahn. Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME (NR): This documentary follows the daily life of the legendary actress of stage and screen. Featuring interviews with Tina Fey, James Gandolfini, Alec Baldwin, and Nathan Lane. Little THE FACE OF LOVE (PG-13): A widow falls in love with a man who looks identical to her late husband. Starring Annette Bening, Ed Harris, and Robin Williams. Little LOST IN YONKERS (1993): Two young brothers are sent to live with their stern grandmother in this adaptation of Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, semiautobiographical play. With Richard Dreyfus and Mercedes Ruehl. Little (Wed, Mar 26, 6:30 p.m.) MAIDENTRIP (NR): This documentary chronicles the voyage of Laura Dekker, who at 13-years-old sets out to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone. Little (Thu, Mar 27, 7 p.m.) THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (1962): A famous U.S. senator travels to a small town to attend the funeral of a simple rancher, and in flashback explains to an interviewer what made the made so important. Starring James Stewart, John Wayne, and Vera Miles. Dryden (Thu, Mar 27, 8 p.m.) MEDORA (NR): This documentary follows four high school boys from Medora, Indiana as they fight to end their basketball team’s losing streak amid their own town’s fight for survival. Little (Mon, Mar 31, 7 p.m.) MODEL SHOP (1969): An unemployed and directionless architect pursues a beautiful model, whom he sees as a potential new beginning for himself. Dryden (Tue, Apr 1, 8 p.m.) NOAH (PG-13): Ever-ambitious auteur Darren Aronofsky takes on the epic Biblical story. Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster SABOTAGE (R): Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the leader of an elite DEA task force whose members begin to get mysteriously eliminated. With Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, and Josh Holloway. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster
A TOUCH OF SIN (NR): This acclaimed film from Chinese director Jia Zhangke follow four tangentially related stories of random acts of violence. Dryden (Sat, Mar 29, 8 p.m.; Sun, Mar 30, 2 p.m.) UP IN SMOKE (1978): Cheech and Chong star in this movie about… about… Man, I’m hungry. Dryden (Wed, Mar 26, 8 p.m.) THE WARRIORS (1979): A street gang is framed for the murder of a popular leader and must fight their way home while being hunted by their rivals. Warriors, come out to play-i-ay! Dryden (Fri, Mar 28, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 3 DAYS TO KILL (PG-13): Kevin Costner stars in this actionthriller as an international spy determined to leave that world behind, but forced to carry out one final mission. Tinseltown 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (R): This follow-up to the popular film, “300,” continues its bloodsoaked take on the history of ancient Greece, as seen through thee eyes of graphic novelist Frank Miller. Brockport, Culver, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (R): The Will Ferrell comedy gets re-edited with almost entirely new jokes in this brand new, R-rated version. Movies 10 DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R): Matthew McConaughey stars in this true story about a homophobic cowboy who decides to organize an illegal underground network to get HIV meds to patients, after he tests positive for the disease. With Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. Little DIVERGENT (PG-13): Based on the popular series of young adult novels, about a dystopian future in which society is divided into factions based on their strongest virtues. Starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, 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. Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Tinseltown THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (R): Wes Anderson’s latest, about the theft of a priceless Renaissance painting, at famous European hotel. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, and Adrien Brody. Little, Pittsford 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. Movies 10 JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (PG-13): The franchise starring author Tom Clancy’s popular
character, Jack Ryan, gets a reboot with Chris Pine playing the CIA agent as a young man. With Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, and Kenneth Branagh. Movies 10 THE LEGO MOVIE (PG): The directors of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” and “21 Jump Street” take on the beloved children’s building toy, and it’s amazing. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE MONUMENTS MEN (PG-13): George Clooney directs this story about the men assigned to preserve important works of art from the Nazis during WWII. With Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Cate Blanchett. Eastview, Pittsford, Tinseltown MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (PG): The popular characters from “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” get a modern, computeranimated upgrade in this adventure-comedy. With the voices of Ty Burrell, Leslie Mann, Stephen Colbert, Mel Brooks, and Stanley Tucci. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster MUPPETS MOST WANTED (PG): An imposter Kermit gets the gang involved in an international crime caper. With Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, and Christoph Waltz. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster NEED FOR SPEED (PG-13): Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) stars in this video game adaptation about a street racer who enters a cross-country and plots revenge against a former business associate who framed him and sent him to jail. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster PHILOMENA (PG-13): Judi Dench stars in this drama about a journalist (Steve Coogan) who helps an elderly woman search for her son, who she was forced to put up for adoption decades earlier. Cinema ROBOCOP (PG-13): Remake of the Paul Verhoven sci-fi classic, about an attempt to make a superior police officer that’s part man, part machine. With Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton. Culver THE SINGLE MOMS’ CLUB (PG13): Brought together by an incident at their children’s school, group of single mothers start a support group in this comedy from director Tyler Perry. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster SON OF GOD (PG-13): The life of Jesus is retold in this spiritual epic. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster TIM’S VERMEER (PG-13): This documentary follows the attempts of an inventor to duplicate the photo-realistic painting process of Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. Little, Pittsford 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 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 31
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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 email@example.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
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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” IF YOU USED BLOOD THINNER PRADAXA and suffered internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, required hospitalization or a loved one died while taking Pradaxa between October 2010 and the present. You may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535-5727 SAWMILLS from only $4897.00- MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: www. NorwoodSawmills.com 1-800578-1363 Ext.300N
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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 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. ISAIAH HOUSE, a home for the dying in Rochester, needs volunteers to provide care for residents who are terminally ill. Training is provided. Call 2325221 to request an application.
improve their reading, writing, English speaking, or math skills. Call 473-3030, or check our website at www.literacyrochester. org 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
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WEB TECHNICIAN/ PROGRAMMER Full-time, 12 month position creating, developing and implementing web-based technologies for Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES. Excellent benefits package. See website for details. www.caboces.org. Qualified candidates please apply on-line.
Name of limited liability company: The Pike Development Company LLC (“LLC”). Date Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (“SSNY”) July 11, 2012. LLC organized in Delaware on March 30, 2012. NY county location: Monroe. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to One Circle Street, Rochester, New York 14607. Address required to be maintained in jurisdiction of organization or if not required, principal office of LLC: 874 Walker Road, Suite C, Dover, Delaware 19904. Copy of formation document on file with the Secretary of State of Delaware, P.O. Box 898, Dover, Delaware 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION ] The name of the limited liability company is Carbon Cutters LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on February 26, 2014. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. A copy of the process served shall be mailed to 25 Valley Brook Drive, Fairport NY, 14450. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ NOTE OF QUALIFICATION ] Notice of Qualification of OneAccord Digital LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 02/27/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Washington State (WA) on 10/17/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1018 Market Street, Kirkland, WA 98033. Arts. of Org. filed with WA Secy. of State, Legislative Building, PO Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] 1. Notice of Formation of Need A Car LLC 2. Art. of Org. filed Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) November 18th, 2013 3. 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:285 Allen ST, Rochester, NY 14608 Phone 585-5099523 4. Purpose: any lawful activities. Sells used Automobiles. [ NOTICE ] BOOT RUB LLC, a domestic LLC; Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/25/14. Office location: MONROE County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 705 Madison St. East Rochester NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] BOTTLE HUT 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 Bonnie J. Makowski, 28 Munger St., Bergen, NY 14416. General Purpose. [ 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. [ 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 ] DMC VENTURES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Dina M. Carbone, 431 Walker Lake Ontario Rd., Hilton, NY 14468. 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 ] GOLDEN EAGLE DINER AND STEAKHOUSE, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/11/14. 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, 679 E. Main St., Apt. 4-G, Batavia, NY 14020. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] HEISENBERG CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 21 Brunson Way, Penfield, NY 14526-2844. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] HUPP MOTORS BUILDING, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/11/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 303 Macedon Center Rd., Fairport, NY 14450, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Julie E. Yoon, MD, PLLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/13/2014. 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 c/o Carol S. Maue, Partner, Boylan Code LLP, 145 Culver Road, Suite 100, Rochester, New York 14620. LLC’s purpose: profession of medicine, and any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] KOLLEGETOWN CORNERSTONE PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/13/14. 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, 23 Sutton Point, Pittsford, NY 14534. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] MIRACLEDROP, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to William J. Allen, 164 Haskins Ln. S., Hilton, NY 144689003. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] 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 JETKAT ENTERPRISES LLL dba Mr. Dominic’s On Main,1 East Church St., Fairport, NY 14450, County of Monroe, for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of DHARAM KIDS, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 2/19/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 58 Cape Henry Trl, W Henrietta, NY 14586. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 3SC Global Group LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/10/2014. Office in Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Sachel Scott 268 Sherwood Ave Rochester, NY 14619. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] 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 ] 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 Simba Realty LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/10/2013. 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 119 Brookfield Rd Rochester NY 14610 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 112 COLONY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/31/06. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 620 Park Avenue, Ste. 185, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] 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. [ NOTICE ] 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, East Rochester NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] 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,
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Legal Ads > page 35 Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 64 ROWLEY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/20/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 64 Rowley St., Rochester, NY 14607. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Kostantinos Vasalos, 59 Waterworks Dr., E. Rochester, NY 14445. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Kostantinos Vasalos, 64 Rowley St., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 816 Monroe Associates I L.L.C., Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/30/14. 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 c/o G. Joseph Votava, Jr., Seneca Financial Advisors LLC, 500 Linden Oaks, Ste. 150, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ 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 Artisan Lance Group LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/26/14. 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 c/o Daniel E. Richardson, 871 Peck Rd., Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BIG RIG QUILTING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/18/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of
LLC: 392 Carlsam Dr., Rochester, NY 14609. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, Attn: John M. Kubiniec at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ 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 BOULDER CONCRETE DESIGN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/2013. 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, 131 Wilsonia Rd., Rochester NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Brad’s Lawn Service LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/3/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 110 Brower Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ 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 Canterbury Place, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/24/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy
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of process to 1 Capron St, 5C, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of CEDAR CREEK LAWNCARE, 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, 1035 Washington St., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ 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 FAVE PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/19/2014. 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, POB 16111, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful act. [ 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. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GREYSTONE PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/14/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1209 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS, 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 Iron Fox Realty, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/8/14. 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 65 Mahogany Run, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of J&N Personal Touch, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/10/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 111 Westfield St., Rochester, NY 14619. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of J&T Wholesale, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/22/13. 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 1673 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LAP Enterprises, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/24/14. 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 2170 Five Mile Rd., Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] 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 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 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is The Moroccan Paper Company LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on March 4, 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: 271 Marsh Rd, Ste 2, Pittsford, NY 14534. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ 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 M.O.V.E. Training LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/19/14 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 120 Linden Oaks Drive, Rochester NY, 14625 Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Neural Kinetic Solutions, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/23/13. 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 3800 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of New York Herbaceuticals LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/7/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of any process to: 59 Kemphurst Road, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Oxygen Turbo2, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/9/14. 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 10 Whisperwood Dr., Victor, NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of PARKWOOD PROPERTIES NY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/5/2014. 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, 50 Johnny Gold Ln., Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful act.
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Notice of Formation of PET SPA PAWS & PLAY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/11/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Parkhurst Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. 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 of Formation of S. K. Redzic, PLLC. Art. of Org. filed with Secy. of State (SSNY) 02/03/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 89 Towngate Road, Rochester NY, 14626. Purpose: law practice.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Prosperous Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/5/14. 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 RAM 2DAY PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Rejuvence, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/24/2014. 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, 113 Branchport Dr., Henrietta, NY 11467. Purpose: any lawful act. [ 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 Stein Time LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the NY Dept. of State on 0224-2014. Office located in Monroe County. The Sect’y of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 1 Hillsborough St., Fairport, NY 144502501. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of STELLA MARIS ASSETS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/21/14. 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 TEKSTRONG LLC. Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State NY (SSNY), 11/26/2013. Office loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 213 S. Fitzhugh St, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Accord Group NY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/16/14 Office location: Monroe County. Principal office of LLC: 1133 Webster Rd. Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC at the principal office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Cottages At Troutburg LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State
Legal Ads (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 ] Notice of Formation of The Royal Washes Enterprise, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/3/14. 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 2740 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Two Talking Heads LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/21/14. 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 124 West Ave., Hilton, NY 14468 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Untangled Innovations, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/9/14. 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 10 Whisperwood Dr., Victor, NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ 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 Place, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ 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 ] Notice of formation of WEST RIDGE RD 2300 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/5/2014. 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, L.L.C., 8 Silent Meadows Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] 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. [ 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 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 122072543. 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 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 122072543. 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 122072543. 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 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 122072543. 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 RMB Mendon Managers LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/17/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 115 S. LaSalle St., 34th Fl., Chicago, IL 60603. LLC formed in DE on 3/12/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served
and shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE addr. of LLC: c/o NCR, 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] PEARL ROC REALTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/19/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 26 Harper St., Rochester, NY 14607, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] REDMAN ROAD PROPERTIES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/21/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Betty A. Joseph, 2104 County Line Rd., Holley, NY 14470. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] ROCHESTER STILETTOS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/5/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Krystle Ellis, 21 Pamela Ln., Apt. B, Rochester, NY 14618. General 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 ] ROSS – MORALES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/20/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rick Ross, 16 Havenwood Dr., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purpose.
[ 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 ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-4, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES W. BROWN, DONNA BROWN, ET AL., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on January 7, 2014, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester NY on April 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., premises known as 74 Forest Avenue, Rochester, NY . All that certain plot, piece of land, with the buildings and improvement thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Irondequoit, County of Monroe and State of New York, Section 077.18, Block 4 and Lot 49. Approximate amount of judgment is $111,431.59 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index #5582/12. Timothy E. Ingersoll, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Elliott, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff. [ NOTICE ] YK CONSTRUCTION LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/10/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Yakov Kasap, 352 Red Apple Ln., Rochester, NY 14612. General Purpose. [ 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 1931 LYELL AVE., LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 1931 Lyell Ave., LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 01/21/14. 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 840 Lehigh Station Road, West Henrietta, NY 14586, The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF COMMERCIAL POWER SYSTEMS, 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. [ Notice of Formation of GMR ADVERTISING, LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Feb. 11, 2014. 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 limited liability
company (“LLC”). Name: DPGM, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on 3/4/14. New York office location: Monroe County. Principal business location: 175 Castlebar Road, Rochester, NY. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process to: 175 Castlebar Road, Rochester, NY 14610. LLC is organized to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of formation of YTK, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on October 10, 2013. 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 661 Ridge Road, Webster, New York 14580. 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 Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) is Eagle I Services, LLC. The articles of organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State (“NYSS”) on March 11, 2014. The office of the LLC is located at P.O. Box 321, North Chili, New York 14514 in Monroe County. NYSS has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to P.O. Box 321, North Chili, New York 14514. The LLC is organized for any purpose authorized by law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] H.D. Marychild, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on March 14, 2014 with an effective date of formation of March 14, 2014. Its principal
place of business is located at 130 Boniface Drive, 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 130 Boniface Drive, Rochester, New York 14620. 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 WHITETAIL 414, LLC ] Whitetail 414, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) 9/11/13. Office location: Monroe County, NY. Principal business location: 1265 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Avenue, NY, NY 10011 which is also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2013-10756 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Maureen V. O’Brien; Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company; Citibank, N.A.; Discover Bank; CACH of Colorado, LLC, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated February 20, 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 April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Penfield, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 92 Farm Brook Drive, Rochester, NY 14625; Tax Account No. 123.111-47 described in Deed recorded in Liber 6194 of Deeds, page 205; lot size .44 acres. Said premises are sold
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Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on December 17, 2008, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Front Steps of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY on April 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., premises known as 354 Conrad Drive, Rochester, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, Section 60.58, Block 1 and Lot 5. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 6815/08. Alexander Korotkin, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff [ 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. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK –COUNTY OF MONROE INDEX # 161/13 FILED: 2/26/14 Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premise is situated. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., S/B/M CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC S/B/M CHASE MANHATTAN MORTAGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff(s), against Catherine Josh, Esq., as Temporary Administrator for the Estate of Jose Diaz his respective heirsat-law, next of kin, distributes, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees,
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lienors, creditors and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendants who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right title or interest in and to the premise describe in the complaint herein, HILDA SANCHEZ, HOUSEHOLD FINANCE REALTY CORPORATION OF NEW YORK, ESL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, MARANGELY OFRAY C/O MONROE COUNTY SUPPORT COLLETION UNIT, FIRST SELECT, INC., PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, ROCHESTER GAS & ELECTRIC CORP., CHARTER ONE BANK N.A., HOUSEHOLD FINANCE REALTY CORPORATION OF NY, PORTFOLIO ACQUISITION, LLC, METRO PORTFOLIO ACQUISITION, LLC, METRO PORTFOLIO, INC., NU ISLAND PARTNERS, LLC, DISCOVER BANK, BRENDA DIAZ, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOU CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not serviced with this
summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage which was duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County of MONROE on June 20, 2000 in book 14934 at page 571. The Note and Mortgage was tendered and transferred to the plaintiff’s predecessor in interest. An assignment of Mortgage was recorded on October 30, 2000 in book 01371 at page 0699 in the Monroe County Clerk’s office covering premises known as 102 Oneida Street North, Rochester, NY 14621. (Section 91.76 Block: 2 Lot: 57). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an amended order of the Hon. Richard A. Dollinger, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated November 25, 2013 and filed on December 11, 2013 along with the supporting papers in the office of the Clerk of the County of Monroe. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York. SECTION 91.76 BLOCK: 2 LOT: 57 said premises known as 102 Oneida Street North, Rochester, NY 14621. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of
principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned note and mortgage, or their agents have elected and hereby accelerate the mortgage and declare the entire mortgage indebtedness immediately due and payable. The following amounts are now due and owing on said mortgage, no part of any of which has been paid although duly demanded: Entire principal Balance in the amount of $33,627.95 plus interest and late charges from December 1, 2009. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/ CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you
to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York state Banking Department at 1-877-Bank-NYS or visit the Department’s website at www. banking.state.ny.us FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Stiene & Associates, P.C., Attorneys for the Plaintiff, 187 East Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743 Our File # 201001841
Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD The ecology-conscious city (having recently encouraged routine composting of dinner leftovers) is now considering environment-friendly public urinals such as the PPlanter created by engineer Brent Bucknum. Users urinate into a ceramic basin and flush the waste with run-off hand-washing water into a bed of bamboo plants. Bucknum claims minimal maintenance and an odor-free experience, but on the other hand, only a user’s midsection area is blocked from public view -- a concession necessitated by San Francisco’s sour experience with lockable public toilets, which shielded sex acts and crime. (A less-elaborate structure — the open-air, similarly privacy-challenging “pPod” — is currently being readied for deployment in the city’s Dolores Park.)
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— Branko Bogdanov, 58, his wife, Lela, 52, and daughter Julia, 34, were arrested in March and charged in a 10-year shoplifting enterprise run out of their upscale Northbrook, Ill., home, which they allegedly used as a base while prowling stores in states as far away as Florida, stealing high-end toys and jewelry, which they resold on eBay and to their fences. Police estimate the Bogdanovs swiped as much as $7 million worth on their forays -- many items being stashed in Lela’s customized flowing skirts with hidden pockets. — A trauma victim arriving at a hospital emergency room but requiring specialized intensive care would usually be transferred promptly to a qualified “trauma center,” whose success rate with such patients is believed to be 25 percent better than that of ordinary hospitals. However, a recent study from Stanford University researchers found that, among
636 hospitals observed, there was a greater reluctance to make the transfer -if the patient was fully insured. (That is, the authors suggest, there is a tendency for hospitals to hang onto insured patients, even though their outcomes might be worse, but not to similarly hang onto the uninsured -- who are more likely to be properly transferred.) — Latest Female Beauty Products: Cosmetic surgery is expensive, but beauty-conscious Japanese girls and women (especially those obsessed with a more “Western” look) have low-priced workarounds to choose from -- as uncovered in January by the fashion blogger Liz Katz: (1) the $63 Face-Slimmer Exercise Mouthpiece (insert it for three minutes a day, make vowel sounds and watch a “saggy” mouth turn taut); (2) the Beauty Lift High Nose nostril clip, which emits electronic vibrations to raise the proboscis’s profile; (3) an altogether different but similarly painful-appearing Nose Straightener (insert for 20 minutes a day for added “perkiness”).
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Christopher Fulton turned himself in in Midwest City, Okla., in March after seeing a surveillance photo of the robbery of an IBC Bank. He told police he indeed must be the robber, that he saw his body in the bank photo -- although he insisted that his mind had no recollection of it. Police were about to arrest Fulton, anyway, because the robber’s holdup note was written on a blank check with the account holder’s name and address (Fulton’s mom’s) scratched out, except that police-lab technology easily read through the scratch-outs.
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): High energy, lots of excitement and the willingness to help and be where the action is will lead to meeting someone very special. Joining forces in order to reach a common goal will bring about an emotional and physical high that ignites an ongoing, meaningful relationship. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t be too quick to judge someone by appearance. Take your time and share your thoughts, and you will bypass any uncertainty you harbor. Getting past the differences you have from someone who has captured your attention is something you will not regret in the end.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A work-related event will lead to a romantic meeting with someone who will entice you with a unique and trendy outlook. Before you jump into an intimate situation, check out how much of what you see and hear is real. False advertising is apparent. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll attract romantic interest with your sensitivity and imaginative nature. Before you decide to make a move, find out more about the person you choose. Instability will be a factor that can lead to an on-again, off-again relationship. Protect your heart from a flirtatious player.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep your feelings out in the open, and you will eliminate someone getting the wrong idea. It’s fun to flirt, but leading someone on -- whether it’s intentional or not -- will cause friction in your personal life. Someone’s jealousy will drive you to have a change of heart. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What you do for others will make an impression on someone showing personal interest in you. Don’t be afraid to make the first move. A date that offers something unique will capture attention and keep the momentum going. Reveal your intentions, and say what’s on your mind.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get out and have fun. Socializing will bring you in contact with people who are looking for a change or willing to experiment with different lifestyles. Explore what’s being offered, and share your thoughts. You are likely to find someone who fits into your plans for the future. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t be fooled by someone who is too agreeable. A partner who defers to you will never be your equal or hold your interest. Look for someone with a good imagination and creative input. Attend unusual events that lean toward art, music and theater, and you’ll find your match.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The energy and enthusiasm you possess will attract someone unique and willing to go on an adventure with you. An impulsive decision that alters your lifestyle or the way you live will encourage you to move forward quickly. Making a commitment too soon may lead to regrets. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t feel obligated to pony up on a promise if someone has disappointed you. You must address the issues that concern you before you can make a serious commitment. Expect to be given an ultimatum. Don’t argue, but back away and learn from the experience you encounter.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be ready to take on a meaningful relationship. A change based on the type of person you want to spend your life with will take place, leading you in a new direction. Follow your heart, and enjoy falling in love at first sight. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Question your feelings and your relationships with others. You’ll attract partners who are still attached to someone else. Jumping into a situation that isn’t free and clear of baggage will result in hardship. Someone from your past is likely to add to your confusion.
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