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It’s easy being Green A Green Day show is simply spectacular, but without too much emphasis on spectacle and fluff. Green Day just digs in and goes, plugs in and peels out. The band — singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, drummer Tre Cool, and guitarist Jason White — has re-defined, or at the very least dominated, pop/punk since it first came on the scene in the early 1990’s. There’s a pile of awards and thousands of fans in the
band’s wake that attest to it all. The quartet has packed a lot into the band’s nearly 25-year history. It isn’t in Mike Dirnt’s nature to look in the rearview mirror. But when he does pause and get a glimpse of his band’s long history, he’s a bit stymied. “Wow,” Dirnt says. “Where’d the time go? And how did I get so old?” The band is back on tour to support its recent triple-album project, and will make a stop in Rochester on Monday, April 1.
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Policing the city
In “Paging Officer Friendly,” our current mayor challenged anyone who presents an alternative to what the police department is doing right now to “be specific about what they mean and how they’re going to pay for it.” I’ll take that challenge. When I discuss Community Policing, the most important part is getting the officers on the street. After all, the best deterrent to crime is a police officer. In Rochester there are 507 officers in the patrol division, of whom roughly 300 work each day. Unfortunately, over time many of these have been assigned to non patrol duties like crossing guards downtown, watching cameras, desk positions, neighborhood service centers, and many more. As a result, many of the officers are not patrolling. Even the patrol officers are frequently driving to or from the station downtown, further diluting the coverage. It does not have to be this way. If all 300 officers were on patrol each day, there could be two officers in each square mile of the city every hour of the day, with roughly 25 additional officers every shift to provide support, supervision, or transport or to respond to calls for back-up. This would allow officers to crack down on open air drug markets, keep track of vacant houses, deal with noise, ticket illegally parked cars, and help the residents keep an eye on their community. Perhaps we could even find ways to get some of the non-patrol officers on the street. After all, many of these officers are doing clerical or technical jobs, which could be done by people without all the extra training that police receive. Best of all, a small reduction in staff would cover the cost of the non-officer personal so this would not cost more money. So you see, not everyone is calling for more police while, once again, reducing other services. This is just one of the many improvements that would improve policing in our city. I look forward to discussing this
and other solutions like restorative policing, a strong civilian review board, and recreation as crime prevention at community forums this election season. ALEX WHITE
White is the Green Party candidate for Rochester mayor.
University Ave plan’s a plus
As a longtime homeowner in the East Avenue Preservation District, I am keenly aware of what a unique neighborhood this is and how important it is that development be carefully planned. There are a number of examples on East Avenue where historic houses were demolished in the 1950’s and 1960’s, before there was a Preservation District, and replaced with non‑descript apartments without regard to how they fit into the streetscape. So when I first heard about a proposed apartment project to replace the Monroe Voiture building on University Avenue, I read and studied everything I could about it. The result is that I am completely in favor of this development. The proposed drawings show a building that would blend in well with the neighborhood. It would address a serious housing shortage in this part of the city. It would add a major property to the tax base. It would relieve the Monroe Voiture members of a burdensome financial responsibility while providing them with a permanent clubhouse. Finally, the addition of 100-plus new residents would only add to the vibrancy of the neighborhood. I see this as mutually beneficial for everyone involved. ED CAIN, ROCHESTER
Second class, thanks to DOMA
With most marriages comes the security and comfort knowing that your physical and emotional wellbeing are protected and cared for. However, on a recent work related trip to Washington D.C., I came to the realization that is not the case for same-sex couples. I was legally married in New York, but once I crossed the Pennsylvania border, I vaulted into second-class citizenship. I was somewhat relieved to know when I
entered Maryland and the District of Columbia that most of my civil rights were once again restored. This is a type of psychological bullying that no right-minded American should experience. Today, with the Defense of Marriage Act wreaking havoc on American families everywhere, the federal government continues to impose its discriminatory nature on me and my loved ones. God forbid one of us gets sick or has an accident on the road – my wife Anne of 6 years (together 20) would be treated as a complete stranger. I’m forced into a legal lie by having to file our federal taxes as single even though I file as married in New York State. DOMA must be overturned now. The hoops we go through as a family are unacceptable and should not be tolerated by anyone who believes in equal protection under the law. BESS WATTS, GATES
On “Some Useful Gun-death Statistics,” News Blog: We are to have sufficient arms of common use. The .223/5.56 is the most common rifle in use. It is not a “machine gun” nor fully automatic. It is SEMIautomatic. Our founding fathers would use modern muskets and keep the militarization of police/gov’t/ DHS balanced by We the People. This is about control and the gradual loss of liberties while those in our entitlement society beg for government to keep them safe rather than to protect the “rights” of the people. DAVID SHAW
Posted on rochestercitynewspaper.com One and a half million Armenians were killed after they were legislated by their government to register and then give up their guns. Ten million Ukrainians were forced to starve to death after they gave up their guns. Twelve million Germans were worked to death or killed outright years after first registering and then surrendering their firearms. In Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge confiscated all guns. Within years 2 million were killed, worked, or starved to death. What happened at Sandy Hook is truly a tragedy. But are we willing to risk the lives of millions in the hopes of saving hundreds? KENYATTA DACOSTA, ROCHESTER
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Choosing a mayor in a challenging time For anyone who follows Rochester politics, there was little doubt that City Council President Lovely Warren would run for mayor. The only question was when. Last week we found out: it’s now. And so we will have incumbent Tom Richards, a 69-year-old white male lawyer and former corporate executive, and Warren, a 35-year-old African-American woman lawyer, in a Democratic primary in September. The winner will likely face Green Party candidate Alex White and, possibly, a Republican candidate and others, in November. It will be an important campaign. And if everybody resists the temptation to go negative, it could offer the city – and the metropolitan area – a chance to take stock of where we are, where we may be headed, and our options for the future. Those options, frankly, are limited. And the challenges are enormous: persistent, concentrated poverty; an eroded manufacturing sector and tax base; an outdated structure that forces the city to rely heavily on property taxes to finance its services; and governmental barriers that keep poverty walled up inside the city. Still, there are options. And it matters who leads the city. Richards likely will campaign as a pragmatist, emphasizing the challenges we face; cautioning that there will be no grand projects, no magic solutions; and offering himself as an experienced manager who can keep the city stable in tough times. And while in her kick-off press conference last week, Warren said that the city “needs a vision for the future,” I don’t expect her to promise miracles, either. She’s been on City Council for almost six years and has been president for the last three, so she should know the city’s challenges as well as Richards does. One Warren theme will almost certainly be neighborhoods – particularly Rochester’s poor neighborhoods and their residents. On City Council, Warren has been a dogged representative of the northeast inner city. And she pushed successfully for affordable housing in College Town on Mt. Hope. In her press conference last week, she challenged an approach that the Richards administration has followed for neighborhood development. Called “focused investment,” the policy directs financial resources to a few targeted neighborhoods rather than spreading them among all neighborhoods.
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Everything Tom Richards and Lovely Warren say from now on will be viewed through the lens of the September election.” So this campaign could result in a serious discussion about a serious topic: how we invest the city’s limited resources in a way that benefits everybody. How we balance the need to attract development with the need to lift the poor. But there are also risks in this particular campaign between these two particular people. Everything Richards and Warren say from now on, as mayor and City Council president, will be viewed through the lens of the September election. And the campaign could impact the actions of City Council, which at least publicly, has been a fairly cohesive group and has been supportive of the mayor. Now the Council president is running against the mayor, and Council members are beginning to take sides: Adam McFadden is supporting Warren, and Carolee Conklin, Elaine Spaull, and Matt Haag are supporting Richards. There is also the danger that the campaign will take on racial or class overtones. Rochester’s recent political history includes the election of plenty of African Americans – a mayor among them – so Warren’s candidacy itself doesn’t inject race into the discussion. But the moment it looked likely that Warren would announce, I started hearing mutterings of concern that this would quickly become a racebased campaign, pitting the needs of black Rochesterians against those of whites. Dissension is good. Primaries are healthy. An election campaign with racial or class overtones is an entirely different matter. I’m confident that neither Warren nor Richards wants that and that neither one will encourage or condone it. But some of their supporters might. That would cause serious damage to this community – to the city and its surrounding suburbs – that would last well beyond the tenure of either candidate as mayor.
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Mayor’s race heats up
City Council President Lovely Warren, a Democrat, launched her mayoral campaign with a press conference at the Fight Village Apartments on Ward Street in northeast Rochester. Warren’s entry into the race puts the total of official mayoral candidates at two. She’ll have to primary incumbent Mayor Tom Richards, and Rochester businessman Alex White is looking to enter the race on the Green Party line.
Church still historic
Rochester developer Marvin Maye lost his bid to have a West Main Street church taken off the city’s list of historic properties. Maye owns the church but wants to tear it down so he can build a Dollar General. The historic designation adds another hurdle for Maye to clear in his push to demolish the church.
Corby keeps office
Village of Pittsford Mayor Bob Corby won re-election, defeating challenger Trip Pierson. Corby, a registered Republican, ran on the Democratic, Conservative, and Pittsford Village United lines,
while Pierson ran as a Republican. Corby’s running mates, Lili Lanphear and Stacey Freed, also won election.
Luxury units on the river
Morgan Management plans to purchase land behind Dinosaur BarB-Que to build a luxury apartment complex overlooking the Genesee River. The $20 million project would include 100 units with an underground parking garage and some ground-level retail. The site is a complicated one, however, due to the proximity to the river, the Interstate ramps, and the subway tunnel.
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Pension worries for Catholic Diocese
The pension fund for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester’s lay employees is seriously underfunded. The fund covers about 2,000 current and retired employees. Diocese officials are working on increasing contributions into the fund, but they are also working on increasing the pension fund for priests. When that campaign reaches its goal, the plan is to direct efforts into the lay employee fund.
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The 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival line-up was announced on Tuesday, March 26. In all 1200 artists will perform 280 concerts over the nine-day festival running June 21-29. The June 28 soul double-bill of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and The James Hunter 6 on the free East & Chestnut is not only likely to be the best show of the festival, but possibly the best show of the year. In terms of straight-ahead jazz, we’ll get a display of legendary bloodline with the return of Ravi Coltrane, while Dr. Lonnie Smith brings back his B-3 swagger and cool. Swinging mayhem will come in the form of Philly’s Gas House Gorillas. And festival promoters raved about relative unknowns like Quincy Jones-nurtured vocalist Nikki Yanofsky and the world’s tallest trio, The Stretch Orchestra. The acts announced Tuesday join previously announced headliners Willie Nelson & Family (the only sold-out show so far), David Byrne
and St. Vincent, Pink Martini, Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus, Roger Hodgson, and Bob James & David Sanborn with Steve Gadd. New this year are free jazz workshops for aspiring music students. Free shuttle busses have been added, with stops at parking garages around the city. Another major outdoor concert has been added for the first Friday of the festival, with Dr. John playing the East Ave/Chestnut Street Stage on June 21. The Rochester Club has broadened its focus from strictly Italian musicians and is now called Groove Nights. And as announced earlier, Little Theatre 1 has been added as a Club Pass venue. Festival organizers have added more Club Passes to accommodate this addition. Club Passes and headliner tickets are on sale now at rochesterjazz. com. For full schedules and updates check the festival website, or head to rochestercitynewspaper.com.
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“It’s in a time of crisis that you need protection the most. And that’s Social Security survivor benefits, Medicaid, Estate Tax…and those are all federal. Those are what I call the ‘holy grail’ of benefits.” BESS WATTS, LGBT ACTIVIST
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The US Supreme Court is hearing legal challenges this week to two major pieces of LGBT-related legislation: California’s Prop 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Voters in California narrowly approved a ban on same-sex marriage, known as Proposition 8, in November 2008. The ban was upheld by the California Supreme Court in May 2009, but overturned by a district court judge. That judge’s ruling was upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. DOMA, which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. (Both Bill and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have recently called for DOMA’s repeal). The federal law is often in conflict with state laws in states that permit same-sex marriage, trapping couples in the middle. “I call it ‘whack a gay,’” says Bess Watts, a well-known area LGBT activist. “When Anne and I go to Utah [for example], we’re legal strangers. There are so many protections that come with the federal government.” Watts and her wife, Anne Tischer, were married in 2005 in Niagara Falls, Canada. “It’s in a time of crisis that you need protection the most,” Watts says. “And that’s Social Security survivor benefits,
Medicaid, Estate Tax…and those are all federal. Those are what I call the ‘holy grail’ of benefits.” DOMA impacts more than 1,000 federal laws, says Mariko Hirose, FILE PHOTO staff attorney with the New York Civil Liberties Union. The DOMA case only deals with Section 3 of the law, which defines marriage, for federal purposes, as between a man and a woman. But Watts says that any challenge to DOMA is worthwhile. “This is not about marriage at all,” she says. “This is about our place in society. It’s one more card in the house of cards [that could] fall. It really, truly is historic.” The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments on Prop 8 on Tuesday, March 26, with the DOMA hearing scheduled for Wednesday, March 27. Decisions in both cases aren’t expected for several weeks.
In his proposed budget, Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas lays out a unique vision to tackle the district’s most persistent problems. | The roughly $728 million budget is the same as the current year’s amended budget, but includes expanded instruction time in core subjects at the elementary level. And Vargas would lengthen the school day at eight more schools. | Though the number of teachers would decrease, more teachers would be in the classroom. Vargas says that although there would be few teacher layoffs, as many as 300 full-time teaching positions would be eliminated through attrition. | Vargas’s plan to close the $50.2 million budget gap depends on some big assumptions. Governor Cuomo has included in the state budget a scheme to help cities and school districts with soaring pension costs, but the plan faces scrutiny by lawmakers. Vargas is counting on about $17.2 million in savings from that plan. | More troubling is the $17.2 million he expects to save through operational efficiencies: reducing the number of teacher and clerical substitutes, revamping how special education services are provided, and redesigning the inhouse suspension program.
Cost of War AFGHANISTAN TOTALS —
2,191 US servicemen and servicewomen and 1,080 Coalition servicemen and servicewomen have been killed in Afghanistan from the beginning of the war and occupation to March 25. Statistics for Afghan civilian casualties are not available. American casualties from March 13 to 22: -- Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 37, Kettering, Ohio -- Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom, 31, Hayward, Calif. -- Sgt. Tristan M. Wade, 23, Indianapolis, Ind. iraqbodycount. org, icasualties.org, Department of Defense
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RIT spins cooking oil into gold The campus dining services at Rochester Institute of Technology will use approximately 4,000 gallons of cooking oil this year. And every time a fryer is emptied or a skillet is drained, that goop has to go somewhere. How about into a gas tank? Over the past two years, RIT researchers, through a partnership with Monroe County’s Department of Environmental Services, have developed and fine-tuned a process to turn used cooking oil into biodiesel. The oil comes from the county’s Ecopark, a residential waste and recycling dropoff center. RIT researchers have made approximately 400 gallons to 500 gallons of fuel out of the grease, says Tom Trabold, a professor and director of the school’s Center for Sustainable Mobility. The county, in turn, uses the fuel — which burns cleaner than standard diesel — in its vehicles, primarily in its lawnmowers at Black Creek Park. The project is funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. Here’s where the campus cooking oil comes in: For the next year-and-a-half, researchers will continue to collect grease from Ecopark, but they’re also going to refine RIT’s cooking oil waste to use in the school’s vehicle fleet and to power heating equipment. Trabold says he hopes that at the end of the research and development period, there will be a routine in place so the school’s facilities department can make the fuel itself. “Our hope is that this would be kind of formally handed off to the RIT facilities people and it would just become a routine part of their operation,” he says. And he also sees an opportunity for that operation to be run by students, maybe through semesterlong co-ops.
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has set up a diesel vehicle to run on, say, discarded French fry grease; the conversion is relatively simple since it doesn’t involve engine modifications, just the installation of a heated fuel tank. The fundamental concept of running diesel engines on cooking oil is not new. But RIT researchers set out to develop a more refined fuel, one which burns better in the engines and maintains its integrity 6 CITY
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(Left) Tom Trabold; (right) students David Frank and Dan Bruton with the oil-processing BioPro 190 machine.
across a broader range of temperatures and conditions. And they’ve been successful: essentially designing a process to make batches of vehicle fuel that meets industry standards, and they’re doing it with what’s basically a waste product. The process begins at the Ecopark, where staff members examine the discarded waste oil to screen out grease that’s too dirty for RIT’s use. Once they’ve collect enough oil to fill a 55-gallon barrel, they take it over to the school. RIT researchers have a machine to process the oil. First, the drum is emptied into a conical container and left to sit for several hours, so the food particles and water settle to the bottom and the oil rises to the top. The material on the bottom is let out through a valve and the oil is run through a processor, which mixes it with a catalyst to refine it. The whole process can be done in a couple of days, Trabold says. The resulting fuel is mixed with traditional petroleum-based diesel; the researchers have been using a formula called B20, which is 20 percent biodiesel. That’s a common fuel blend — one that can be used to power any diesel engine — and it burns every bit as well as standard diesel. And the federal Department of Energy says that B20 generates about 15 percent less carbon emissions than traditional diesel.
So RIT researchers have shown that they can make vehicle-grade fuel out of kitchen waste. As part of an expanded project, however, they’ll attempt to develop and study a process to turn cooking oil into heating oil. Since heating oil doesn’t have to be as pure as biodiesel, and because “rougher” stock can be used to make it, it may be more economical to produce, Trabold says. RIT officials plan to use the fuel to heat campus facilities, including the Red Barn, Trabold says, which is home to a popular climbing wall. Both processes do have a byproduct, but it’s a useful one: glycerine. Trabold says they’ll use the glycerine to make soap for the RIT Inn and Conference Center. “The bottom line is, this could be a closed-loop system,” he says, where used products are turned into other products without any significant waste. Used cooking oil may be a waste product,
but it’s also become a valuable commodity because of the biodiesel field. There was a time when restaurants had to pay someone to haul away and dispose of the grease. But now, many businesses and institutions can get paid for the waste oil; whole companies are devoted to refining the stuff into fuel. For RIT, however, on-site conversion of waste cooking oil may make more sense
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than selling its grease, Trabold says. The food service providers need the oil, and the campus already uses diesel fuel. So by converting the waste grease to fuel, the school may reduce the amount of diesel it needs buy. And the school may find a way to save on heating costs. Trabold is working with two graduate students to examine the processes further: one student will focus on the vehicle fuel side, the other on the heating oil side. They’ll evaluate the economics of the process and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with making and using the fuels. That data will be helpful to other businesses and institutions trying to determine whether on-site fuel generation is a viable option for them, Trabold says. It’ll also help determine what sort of environmental benefits the fuels may offer. Many environmentalists and engineers say that building a cleaner, more sustainable power system means more reliance on localized or on-site energy generation and distribution. And that’ll mean using multiple fuel types and different technologies such as solar, batteries, and fuel cells. “This can be part of a broad energy portfolio that would be more sustainable,” Trabold says.
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This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Lecture on diversity
Nazareth College will present the lecture, “Diversity in America: Challenges and Opportunities for Educating Citizens in the Global Age,” by James Banks at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. Banks is a leader in multicultural education and professor at the University of Washington. His lecture will be held in the Arts Center.
City budget forum
The City of Rochester will hold a Voice of the Customer public forum at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, to solicit feedback on the city’s $28 million budget gap for the coming fiscal year. The meeting will be held in the southeast section of the city at School 1, 85 Hillside Avenue. Two more Voice of the Customer forums on the budget will follow. 8 CITY
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Week of lectures at Colgate
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School will present the lecture, “Reruns in Color: God, the Bible, Civil Rights, and Marriage Equality,” by theologian the Rev. Dr. Horace Griffin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Griffin will explore challenges to same-sex marriage in the black church. The event is part of a weeklong series of lectures, “Challenges of the 21st Century,” at the CRCDS campus, 1100 South Goodman Street, from Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 5. Information: www.crcds.edu.
Film about migration to US
Rochester Committee on Latin America will present a showing of the documentary film “Why We Come,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. The film examines why migrants leave Mexico and Central America, and their adjustment to living and working in the US. The film will be shown at Downtown
Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
LBJ bio talk
Friends of the Rochester Public Library will present a discussion on the book, “The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Jim Kraus, retired city school teacher, and Malik Evans, city school board president, will lead the discussion on Robert Caro’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. The event will be held at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue.
Discussion on creating social change
MK Gandhi Institute will present a talk, “Stepping Back to Step Forward,” by activist Ryan David Acuff at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. Acuff asks: How can the underlying causes of violence and suffering be addressed without systemic and social change? The event will be held at 929 South Plymouth Avenue.
Left: the dining room at East Avenue’s Fraîche. Middle: macadamia-crusted swordfish with herbed short-grain risotto, pan-roasted baby carrots, and refined raspberry sauce. Right: pan-roasted chicken paillard served with arugula salad, roasted root vegetables, and au jus. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
East End story [ CHOW HOUND ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO
Empty nesters embrace their newfound freedom in different ways. Some take up golf. Some tackle the stock market. And when Kathy Christa’s kids headed off to college, she immersed herself in the study of classical French pastry techniques. Now she’s putting that education to delicious use as the pastry chef of her new restaurant, Fraîche Bistro & Dessert Bar, which recently opened in a portion of the Sagamore On East space that was formerly home to Henry B’s. “A French-inspired bistro with an American twist” is how Christa describes the elegantly appointed Fraîche, consisting of an airy white dining room with subtle rustic touches and an inviting bar area that provides additional seating. Chefs Andy Iserau and Eric Schmeelk handle the savory side of things at Fraîche, with Gallic classics like onion soup, tuna niçoise, and a lush chicken tarragon over housemade pasta vying for your attention with shepherd’s pie, shrimp and tomato scampi, and seared scallops with bacon atop a pea risotto that tastes like springtime. Now, while you’re ordering at Fraîche, it may appear as though your server has suddenly decided to text someone. This is not because you are boring. Fraîche is actually in the Rochester vanguard of the latest point-of-sale technology, an iCloudbased system that operates via iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Your order is wirelessly transmitted to the kitchen, you settle the bill right at your table, and if you’ve popped
in on a busy evening without a reservation, you can wander off for a bit and the system can contact you by phone when seating becomes available. Fraîche’s cocktails are bracing and inspired, going so far as to encompass a couple of “hard” milkshakes. (Current creations include Coffee & Donuts and Caramel Pretzel.) The pastries and muffins served at Sunday brunch allow Christa an opportunity to showcase talents that are also clearly on display at dessert in treats like tiramisu, ice cream sundaes, and an adorable blue velvet cake baked in a little Mason jar and gilded with a swirly tuft of cream-cheese frosting. Fraîche Bistro & Dessert Bar is located at 130 East Ave. It is open Wednesday-Thursday 4:30-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 4:30 p.m.-midnight; and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Food prices range from $6 to $30. For more information, call 319-4313 or visit fraiche-bistro.com.
Incidentally, Fraîche isn’t the only new eatery in the Sagamore on East complex. There’s also a downtown outpost of the Moe’s Southwest Grill chain (moes.com), as well as Camarella’s (130 East Ave., 563-7912, camarellas.com), a sunny breakfast-and-lunch spot by Dave Forstbauer and chef Bonnie Camarella. Freshly prepared soups, salads with housemade dressings, paninis (Italian roast beef with giardiniera... mmmm!), and wraps are on the extensive menu, along with egg sandwiches and customizable pasta dishes. And watch for evening hours, coming soon.
Happy 100th birthday to the historic landmark restaurant Hicks & McCarthy (23 S. Main St., Pittsford), which will mark its centennial on Saturday, April 6, from 2 p.m. to close by bringing back soda-fountain drinks and other retro items from Hicks & McCarthy menus of the past. Learn more at hicksandmccarthy.com, or call 586-0938.
Some goings-on next month at East Avenue’s Ristorante Lucano. Monday, April 8, is Lucano’s spring-themed wine dinner; the menu is under wraps, but it starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $90 per person, inclusive. And at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, is a wine and food tasting at the Specialty Shoppe next door, featuring five wines with paired food samples as well as a cooking demonstration by Lucano owner Chuck Formoso. Tickets are $25, but space for both events is limited, so call 2443460 or visit ristorantelucano.com.
retail outlet of their own, selling FCP’s artisanal small-batch pasta, locally milled grains, and F. Oliver’s oils and vinegars out of a charming space at 5 S. Main St. in Pittsford. The new shop, which features chalkboard art by Sarah Rutherford and beautiful reclaimed-wood shelving by Chuck Seaman and Chris Bonawitz, enables FCP to offer fresh and filled pastas as well. Visit flourcitypasta.com or call 223-1113. Fairport now has a self-serve fro-yo shop to call its own. Meet Ken and Larry Cohen’s Yummies Frozen Yogurt at 80 N, Main St., which also sells Gimme! coffee, teas, and cupcakes from Dolce. Call 598-4160 or visit yummiesfrozenyogurt.com. The Mad Hatter Tea Room & Café is now open at 30 North Ave. in Webster, serving breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch, as well as an array of homemade baked goods. Twice-daily formal tea service is scheduled to begin in early April; call 545-4895 for more information, or visit the shop’s Facebook page.
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Benedetto’s, an Italian restaurant that opened last August at 289 Alexander St., is closed. The staff has relocated across Ryan Alley to Benedetto’s sister restaurant, ONE, which stopped serving dinner late last year but will now resume dinner service Thursday-Saturday. Additionally, ONE will honor Benedetto’s gift certificates; call 546-1010 or visit oneryan.com.
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East Bethany’s First Light Creamery has launched a dairy share for anyone interested in organic and artisanal milk, yogurt, and cheese, with convenient pick-up spots around Rochester. Learn about the different options at first-light-farm.com or call 297-7044.
You’ve seen Flour City Pasta’s wares all over town; now Jonathan Stadt and family have a
Upcoming [ SKA ] Streetlight Manifesto Thursday, June 20. Water Street Music Hall. 204 N. Water St. $17.50-$20. 8 p.m. 352-5600. waterstreetmusic.com [ POP/ROCK ] Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth Saturday, July 27. CMAC. 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. $20-$39.50. 7 p.m. 7585330 [ POP/ROCK ] John Mayer w/Phillip Phillips Tuesday, August 13. Darien Lake PAC. 9993 Allegheny Rd., Darien Center. $36-$75. 7:30 p.m. 599-4641. darienlake.com
Hank & Cupcakes
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVE. 9 P.M. | $10-$12 | 454-2966, BUGJAR.COM [ ELECTROPOP ] I’ve been digging Hank & Cupcakes
for a couple of years now. The married musical couple — Hank (bass) and Cupcakes (vocals, drums) — used to shake butts on the Israeli music scene prior to moving to Cuba and eventually Brooklyn. With a publishing deal from BMG Germany and fans all across the globe, something tells me that these two are destined for world domination. Hank suspends reality with effects that make the duo sound more like a trio or quartet. Cupcakes bangs on the drums and sings like a bird. The pair’s shows are an edgy, high-energy experience honed by tons of gigs that will leave you wanting for more. With KOPPS, Buckets, and Well Worn Boot. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR
Women in Music Festival 2013 THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 30 VARIOUS VENUES ESM.ROCHESTER.EDU/WMF [ CLASSICAL ] Approximately half of the world carries two
X chromosomes, but when you look at the world of classical music, it’s the Y-based composers that hog the spotlight. Now in its eight year, Eastman School of Music’s Women in Music Festival helps shed light on female contributions to classical music. This year’s guest composer-in-residence is Philadelphia’s Melinda Wagner, and the festival includes various performances through the weekend. Check the festival’s website for full information. — BY WILLIE CLARK
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
The Abilene Pro-Am Jam w/ Chris “Hollywood” English.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m. Free 21+, $5 unders.
Acoustic Open Jam hosted by The Druids. The Rabbit
Room, 61 N. Main St. 5821830. 7:30 p.m. Free. Celtic Woman. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. 585-222-5000. 7:30 p.m. $41.50-$101.50.
Sunny Zaman, Brendon Caroselli. SPoT Coffee, 200
Gregory Townson FRIDAY, MARCH 29 ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 6-9 P.M. | FREE | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM [ ROCK ’N’ ROLL ] Fresh from a tour Down Under
as a jet-set, masked, guitar-slingin’ luchador in Los Straitjackets, Rochester native Gregory Townson returns to what has made every endeavor he tackles — from The Essentials to The Hi-Risers — so goddamn sweet: the man and his songs. That’s not to dismiss the fleet-fingered fret frenzy Townson unleashes on his guitar. I mean, the cat can really spank the plank even when it’s just him and his trusty Tele. But the humor and honesty and classic pop hooks in his tunes are unmatched. Call it nouveau classic, call it rock ’n’ roll, call your friends and tell ’em Greg Townson is back in town. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
DIGDUGDIY Space Camp FRIDAY, MARCH 29 SKYLARK LOUNGE, 40 S. UNION ST. 10 P.M. | $3 | 270-8106, THESKYLARKLOUNGE.COM [ ELECTRONIC ] Do you have dreams of outer space?
DIGDUGDIY is back with a whole new groove, and a pressing need to know. In fact, this group would descend the deepest moon crater to find out. Headlining this foray out is The Archaeologist, who, while still leaning in a distinctly mid-tempo electronic direction, has gone all Daft Punk on us in his latest release. In a DIY spirit, this can be purchased on cassette inside a Walkman. Bobby Fischer will be there to enthrall us with some smooth, occasionally electrotinged rap. — BY SUZAN PERO
Samantha Fish Band played at the Dinosaur on Wednesday, March 20. PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE
East Ave. 585-613-4600. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]
Live from Hochstein: RPO Marimba Band. Hochstein
Walking the dog in heels
Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 12:10 p.m. Free.
[ REVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
Only her hairdresser knows for sure, but last time I saw Kansas City blues guitarist Samantha Fish at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Big Tent, she was a blonde, and part of the Girls With Guitars three-woman ensemble. Wednesday, March 20, we all saw red... redhead, that is, as a now-auburn-tressed Fish took on the Dinosaur. Fish owned the stage with a fierce, frenetic guitar style and smoky vocals. She served up hot selections off her new “Runaway” album and stuff from the big book of the blues. My personal favorite was “Killing Floor.” Fish’s band was bare bones and bad ass in its tight, terse trio attack — lots of room for the groove to coil up and strike the feet on the dance floor. However, there was little room to cut any rug to speak of, as fans of big, bad guitar (and beautiful redheads) stood slack-jawed ringside. You can always tell when Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is off the road, because there are multiple Dan Keller sightings as the GPGDS guitarist sits in with various bands around town. On
661 South Ave
Friday night I caught the cat tickling the ivories beneath a porkpie hat with the Greener Grass Band at the Firehouse Saloon. This place is becoming a good rock ’n’ roll hangout despite the room’s brightness (what with the tin ceiling and hard floors). The Greener Grass boys rocked steady, stealing a little from Stealers Wheel and Vangelis. (Didn’t think I’d catch that one, did ya, boys?) Saturday night at The California Brew Haus, Bordertown brought the contemporary to the stage. It was a cover affair, to be sure, but the three-part harmonies gave ownership to this fine ensemble. Slipped over to Water Street Music Hall after that where — surprise! — Dan Keller (this time guesting with his guitar) had just left the stage after playing with the folky, three-headed hippies in Extended Family. Anonymous Willpower reigned supreme while raining down some salacious, hellacious r&b that shook the walls. This was Ike and Tina with brass knuckles. It was Ray Charles with X-ray vision. It was “Walking The Dog” in heels. Can you dig it?
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Women in Music Festival at SUNY Geneseo. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Rd. 8 p.m. Free.
Women in Music Festival: Noontime Concert. Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000. noon. Sproull Atrium, Miller Center. Free. [ JAZZ ]
Jim E Leggs. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-6625555. 6 p.m. Free.
Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point
Dr. 292-9940. 8 p.m. $10. Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Mark Bader. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 6 p.m. Call for info. Mike Vidale Trio. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 10 p.m. Free. Ryan T. Carey. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 6 p.m. Free.
Vince Ercolamento& Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet.
Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. continues on page 13
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IT S EASY BEING GREEN [ FEATURE ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
A Green Day show is simply spectacular, but without too much emphasis on spectacle and fluff. Green Day just digs in and goes, plugs in and peels out. The band — singer/ guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, drummer Tre Cool, and guitarist Jason White — has re-defined, or at the very least dominated, pop/punk since it first came on the scene in the early 1990’s. There’s a pile of awards and thousands of fans in the band’s wake that attest to it all. The quartet has packed a lot into the band’s nearly 25-year history. It isn’t in Mike Dirnt’s nature to look in the rearview mirror. But when he does pause and get a glimpse of his band’s long history, he’s a bit stymied. “Wow,” Dirnt says. “Where’d the time go? And how did I get so old?” Bands don’t get much bigger than Green Day. They don’t get much better, either. Formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1987, Green Day — along with bands like Rancid, The Offspring, and Sublime — was instrumental in re-introducing punk rock to a new generation of disenfranchised music fans who had no outlet. Grunge hadn’t been born yet, and kids were still gasping for air beneath a cloud of hairspray. In 1992 the band released “Kerplunk,” which created an underground buzz and an above-ground bidding war between record labels. Reprise Records won and released “Dookie” in 1994. With “Dookie,” and in particular the cuts “Longview,” ‘Basket Case,” and “When I Come Around” all going to No. 1 on the modern-rock charts, Green Day exploded into the mainstream. Since then the group has won five Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album for its 2004 “rock opera” album “American Idiot.” “American Idiot” was adapted to the Broadway stage in 2010 — it will come to Rochester as part of a national tour during the Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s 2013-14 season — and received numerous Tony Award nominations. Green Day’s latest recorded output is the triple-album release of “Uno!”, “Dos!”, and “Tre!” last year. Three albums, each released a month apart. Que pasa? “We went in with a little more than a handful of power-pop songs,” says Dirnt. “And as we continued writing and got up around 28, 12 CITY MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2013
Rock band Green Day has been music royalty since its mainstream debut in the early 1990’s. After a brief break last fall, it is back on tour with a stop at Blue Cross Arena on April 1. PHOTO PROVIDED
GREEN DAYM MONDAY APRIL 1
BLUE CROSS ARENa 1 MEMORIAL SQUARE 30 songs, we realized we were writing in three different directions. So we had these power-pop songs — and it correlated with our lives at the time, ironically. ‘Uno!’ ended up being power pop. ‘Dos!’ was just a dirty garage, sexually driven, drugged-out rock ’n’ roll record. And ‘Tre!’ was our self-reflection and redemption throughout the process. I think we came full circle, whether or not we knew it at the time.” Green Day’s double-clutched intensity and
overall sound has wavered very little
through the years. The music is loud, fast, fun, catchy, and simultaneously juvenile and profound. This is one band that got it right straight out of the gate. The sound remains the same. What’s particularly interesting about the group is the lyrical balance between its low-brow hijinks and serious social commentary. On one hand (so to speak), “Longview” is about jerking off. On the other, “American Idiot” is an angry rebuttal to the political and social horrors
of the Bush Administration, and the willful ignorance of it in the United States. Green Day walks the line. “It’s weird,” Dirnt says. “Billie will always say politics has to come from the same place — a real place — as a love song would come from. It has to come from a real place or you’re just full of it. I think that’s an important thing to this band. If we feel strongly about something, then we’re going to say it. This is our venue, our avenue to say something. And it may be political, it may be about love, it may be about hate, you name it. It can be any emotion we may have. We’re people, too. The only difference is you get to hear what we’re feeling.” If you look at the way bands like Green Day actually convey their feelings and music, the history of the group bridges the gap between the albatross of the old way of doing things and the swirling, ever-shifting music world of today. Consider, for example, releasing three albums in three months. “These are weird times,” Dirnt says. “So many of the record labels have gone away. Music is so free. I kinda like it. It’s like the Wild West on the internet nowadays.” “But there’s a yin and yang,” Dirnt says. “It’s really kind of a bummer. On one side you’ve lost all the mom and pop record stores, and you’ve lost a lot of the big chains, too. I mean, Walmart is the biggest record store in America. But on the other side of it, you’ve got a kid at home, and if he’s willing to do the work he can find all the connections to all the coolest songs I ever did, and in a hell of a lot shorter time. And you can take it one step further, and it goes back to the other side — a kid can just snatch somebody’s playlist and become a hipster DJ overnight. It’s a weird world we’re living in right now, but I like weird. I think it’s blasting down some of the genre barriers for music, because people’s iPod Shuffle mentality is so accepted nowadays. It really works for ADD kids — that’s me.” Green Day: a name you can trust. It’s as if the band is its own demographic. The members belong in the crowd with their fans. They’re one of us. “I think kids can smell a rat,” Dirnt says. “We appeal on two levels. We have an absolutely unashamed way of going after melody. Whereas a lot of people are like, ‘That’s too poppy’ — you know what? I love poppy. If you don’t like poppy, you don’t know how to do it.” “Then there’s the other side of things; we’re energetic,” Dirnt says. “There’s a certain continues on page 24
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40 South Union St. 270-8106. 9 p.m. 21+. $5.
[ POP/ROCK ]
Bobby Henrie & The Goners.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585-325-7090. 9 p.m. Free.
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A Day to Remember w/Of Mice And Men, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. 6:30 p.m. $30-$35.
Endangered Youth, Through the Crowd, Comedown. Tala
Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. $5-$7.
She Rides w/Chillum, Obsessor, and Thoroughbred.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Enter the Haggis w/Sisters of Murphy. Water Street Music
Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585325-5600. 8 p.m. $10-$12. Frankie & Jewels. The Avenue Pub, 522 Monroe Ave. 2444960. 6 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Pat Kane. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 3489091. 7 p.m. Free.
Salsa Night presented by Essence of Rhythm. Lovin’
Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. 9 p.m. $5.
Singer-Songwriter Spotlight Series ft. Steve Pizutto, Gary Trainer, Anonymous Willpower, Patrick Jaouen.
Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 6 p.m. $5. [ BLUES ]
John Payton Project. Dinosaur
Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585325-7090. 9 p.m. Free. Nightfall. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 2714650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
[ CLASSICAL ] Arco Trio. Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage at The College at Brockport, 180 Holley Street. 7:30 p.m. $8-$15.
Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts.
1st Universalist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. Lacey Lee. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7:30 p.m. Free.
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INDIE-ROCK | DESERT NOISES
With the amaranthine onslaught of bands like Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, and Bon Iver inspiring the resurgence of the folk-music flag, it would seem almost impossible for a group from a small indie label in the Utah Valley to raise eyebrows in a densely populated genre market. But, Desert Noises has done just that. At a time when it’s getting harder and harder to posit an original identity, musical or otherwise, this foursome has made its mark with a straightforward songwriting approach, layers of reverb, and magnetizing live shows. The scope of their sound is impressive. There are moments of reserved roots-rock balladry, hints of playful jangle-pop, and experiments into the opulent world of modern psychedelia. Get turned on. Desert Noises performs Tuesday, April 2, 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $7-$9. 454-2966, bugjar.com. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR. Dance Madness. Brickwood
Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. facebook.com/SidewalkJackson. 10 p.m. Free for 21+. DJ Matt. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. DJ Sal DeSantis. Center Cafe, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. 7 p.m. Call for info. Highlighter: A Glow Party. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info. Illuminate. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 5461010. 10 p.m. 18+. Call for info. Revolution Thursdays. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info.
Thursday Night Dance Craze Contest W/Floorwax. Lux
Lounge, 666 South Ave. 2329030. Last Thursday of every month, 10 p.m. Free.
Thursday Night Shakedown.. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. Free.
Tiki Thursdays: Shotgun Music DJ. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main
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Mike Kaupa. Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. (585) 348-9104. 6 p.m. Call for info. Phat Cats. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. 8 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
Old Timey Jam. Bernuzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. Reggae Thursday. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. $5 before 11 pm. [ POP/ROCK ]
Ben Morey, Ahura Mazda.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 3193832. 9 p.m. Call for info. Justin Cheuvront. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info.
Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings w/Victor & Penny. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8 p.m. $7-$10. continues on page 14
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Deborah Branch. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 6 p.m. Free. John Palocy Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13
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FRIDAY, MARCH 29 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
8 Days a Week w/Carin’s Pride Open Session. McGraw’s Irish
Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 6 p.m. Free. Friday Night Event!. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Road. 585-697-9464. Last Friday of every month, 8 p.m. Friday- Acoustic/ Open Mic Night 8pm. Open Mic night is the last Friday of every month - $5 Tankers of Bud and Bud Light - $4 for 3 Olives Drinks (Drink Specials begin January 1st). Jim lane. Bathtub Billy’s, 630 Ridge Road West. 865-6510. 4 p.m. Free.
The Prickers w/Greg Townson. Abilene Bar &
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Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 6 p.m. $7-$10. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. 6 p.m. Free.
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Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 9 p.m. Call for info. Big Blue House. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Luca Foresta & The Electro Kings. The Beale New Orleans
Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Sons of Synergy. The BealeWebster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 2161070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Steve Grills & the Roadmasters. Little Theatre
Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ] Ossia. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. Free.
Women in Music Festival Noontime Concert. Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000. noon. Sproull Atrium, Miller Center. Free.
CELTIC | ENTER THE HAGGIS
It may take a strong stomach to dare to eat haggis, but Toronto’s world/Celtic rock band Enter the Haggis will go down much easier than the Scottish specialty. Its last album, “White Lake,” saw the group branching out and toning it down, with jazz-like and mellower offerings to complement its already strong back catalogue. Its upcoming Kickstater-funded album, “The Modest Revolution,” hits March 30, with songs based around a single news day’s headlines and stories. Fans of fiddles, world music, and Celtic rock will drink it up. Locals Sisters of Murphy opens up. Enter the Haggis performs Thursday, March 28, 8 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $10-$12. waterstreetmusic.com, 325-5600. — BY WILLIE CLARK DJ Blake. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-2561000. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Cedric. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Energon. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Mi-T-Mo. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 9 p.m. Free. Fresh Meat Fridays w/ Samantha Vega, DJ Mighty Mic. Tilt Nightclub &
Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. Lube After Dark.. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 6979464. 9:30 p.m. Free. Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa Ultra Lounge, 235 W. Ridge Rd. 254-1050. 10 p.m. Free. Sexy Fridays w/DJ Wizz. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. Call for info.
T.G.I. Bucket Friday ft. DJ Jestyr, Dr. Jamo. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
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[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Bang Fridays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 5461010. Call for info. Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 5:30 p.m. Free. DJ/Karaoke w/Coyote Cody. McKenzie’s, 3686 West Henrietta Rd. 334-8970. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. DJ Bac Spin. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 8 p.m. Call for info.
Champagne & The Swooners.
Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 6 p.m. Free.
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Last Friday Jazz Heritage Series w/Dr. Carl Atkins and Culture Clash. Baobab Cultural
Center, 728 University Ave. 7 p.m. $10. Sofrito. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135
Mill St, Williamson, NY. (315) 589-4512. 7 p.m. Free. Tinted Image. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cody. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 3343030. 5 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Flaherty’s Webster. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke by Dan & Sherri. Barnard Restaurant & Party House, 360 Maiden Ln. 585663-1250. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett!. Norton’s Pub, 1730 Goodman Street North. 266-3570. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/Krazy George. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St. 730-5030. 10 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 388-0136. 10 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/Turkuaz, Los Sinseminos. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 9 p.m. $12-$16.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29
[ JAZZ ]
Alphonso Williams. Bistro
135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 5:30 p.m. Free. Kathryn Cufari. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 6 p.m. Call for info.
[ POP/ROCK ]
Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys. Water Street
Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 7 p.m. $18-$20. Barn Dogs. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585-325-7090. 10 p.m. Free. Dirt Child. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 9 p.m. 21+. $4.
[ POP/ROCK ] Green Day. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 758-5300. 7:30 p.m. $35-$75. OTEP. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 7 p.m. $13.
The Driftwood Sailors, Rockn-Roll Social Club. Tala Vera,
155 State St. 546-3845. 6 p.m. $5-$7. Haewa. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 10 p.m. Free.
Hank & Cupcakes w/KOPPS, Buckets, and Well Worn Boot. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $10-$12.
Happy Hour: Ben Rossi & Fran Broderick. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free.
JBRD Clothing Launch Party w/Starlight Cities, Forget Me in Vegas. Montage Music Hall,
50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 8 p.m. $10. Lindsay Mazza. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. 7 p.m. Call for info. The LPs. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info.
The Moho Collective w/The End Men, Slaughterhouse Chorus. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 2925544. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Out on the Tiles, Acoustic Brew.
Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 5 p.m. Free. Push. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 10 p.m. Call for info. Spacelords w/Boss Tweed. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $3-$5. Swamp Moose. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 964-2010. 8:30 p.m. Call for info.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Amy Montrois. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 964-2010. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. Beau Ryan. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 7 p.m. Free. Blue Jimmy. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. 497-7010. Call for info. Candela. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 585-262-2090. 11 p.m. Free.
Lovin Cup Unplugged Dinner Music Series: Zak Ward. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 6 p.m. Free.
Morgan Crispy Band w/Ted McGraw. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 5:30 p.m. Free. Travis Fitch. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. Call for info.
TUESDAY, APRIL 2 METAL | OTEP
SINGER/SONGWRITER | ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
Imagine if Jim Morrison had a love child with Lemmy and Trent Reznor. The result could sound like Otep Shamaya, the eponymous lead vocalist, activist, and one-quarter of L.A.-based group Otep. Since forming in 2000, Shamaya’s self-described art-core band has been a bright spot in alternative music. Otep defies labels, although most would put its aggressive guitar-driven rock and sing-rap-growl in the metal genre. Otep is charismatic and thought-provoking, and is the sort of group that can inspire you to pick up an instrument or a journal notebook or smash the control machine. With One-Eyed Doll and Picture Me Broken.
Commercial success can be kind of a back-handed compliment. Texas punk outfit Rank and File remains an underground go-to on a lot of people’s desert-island picks. And as a solo artist, one of its founders, Texas troubadour Alejandro Escovedo, has evaded true commercial glory, perhaps because he’s too pure. (After he heard that George W. Bush had his song “Castanets” on his iPod, Escovedo reportedly refused to play it live.) His last time through Rochester resulted in a magical show with some Texas-style get-up-and-go and an achingly beautiful breakdown where the band traveled acoustically to the middle of the room to play. Without Alejandro Escovedo there would be no Whiskeytown. Come see what I mean.
Otep performs Monday, April 1, 7 p.m. at Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. $13. frontgatetickets.com. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR [ BLUES ]
Dirty Bourbon Blues Band.
Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 9 p.m. $5. The Imaginary Band. The BealeWebster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 2161070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Mama Hart Band. The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. 585377-2452. 8 p.m. Free. Mick Hayes. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 10 p.m. Free. Natalie B Band. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ] Connie Deming. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Winter Pops Concert ft. Greece Symphony Orchestra, Greece Choral Society, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Greece Community Orchestra.
Athena Performing Arts Center, 800 Long Pond Rd. 7 p.m. $5. [ COUNTRY ]
DJ Trancesend. Decibel Lounge., 45 Euclid St. 754-4645. 10 p.m. $5. La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 10 p.m. Call for info. Latin Nights. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. 10 p.m. 21+. $5. Latino Saturdays w/DJ Bobby Base. Pure Night Club, 117
Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. Call for info. Saturday Night Ladies Night. BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 247-0079. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Chris Wilson. Prosecco Italian
Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 7 p.m. Call for info. Connie Demming. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
4853 W Henrietta Rd. 3343030. 9 p.m. Call for info.
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] DJ Big Reg. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8.
Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensative Boys play Friday, March 29, 7 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $18-$20. waterstreetmusic.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE [ POP/ROCK ] Charlie James. The Bistro at Towpath Cafe, 6 North Main St. 585 377-0410. 7 p.m. Free. Download. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Dreaming in Alaska, Dan Marcus. Boulder Coffee Co. -
Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info. The Fallen. McKenzie’s, 3686 West Henrietta Rd. 334-8970. 9:30 p.m. Call for info.
Hop Along w/Taking Meds, My Iron Lung, Vales, Broken Field Runner, and Keeler. Bug Jar,
219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $7-$9.
Linchpin, Oceans of Insects, Coyote Campus, and Beneath the Words. Tala Vera, 155 State
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. Gap Mangione . Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. The White Hots. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 589-4512. Call for info.
St. 546-3845. 6 p.m. $5-$7. Me & Matt. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. 8 p.m. Call for info. Nevergreen. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 8 p.m. $5. The Park Ave Band. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 10 p.m. $5-$8.
[ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
The Rocket Summer w/Joe Brooks. Water Street Music
Alysia Groth Band. Nashvilles, 2Chainz, Travis Porter. Main
Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. 8 p.m. $35-$40. Bedroc. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585325-5600. 6:30 p.m. $10-$15. Subsoil, AudioInflux. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $5-$7.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585325-5600. 7 p.m. $13-$15. Shaded Passion. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 9 p.m. Free. Time Bandits. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St. 315-483-9570. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Streetlight Circus, JJ Lang, Rock-N-Roll Socal Club.”.
Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 8:30 p.m. Call for info.
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Celtic Music Sundays: John Dady. Temple Bar and Grille, 109
East Ave. 232-6000. 7 p.m. Free.
Fandango at the Tango.
Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ CLASSICAL ] Compline. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. 9 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Drink and Drag Sundays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 8 p.m. 18+. Call for info.
World Music Series Cimarron. Kilbourn Hall, 26
Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $10-$20. [ JAZZ ]
Bob Henley. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 6 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ] Roc City Pro Jam. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 10 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
Desert Noises w/The Pickpockets, Ora Cogan.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $7-$9.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Jim Lane. Mama Lor’s Cafe, 1891 Ridge Rd. 545-4895. 4 p.m. Free. Tim & Myles Thompson. The Red Room, 1010 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Vintage. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 7 p.m. Free. [ JAZZ ]
Roses & Revolutions. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. [ R&B ]
Amanda Ashley. Cottage Hotel of Mendon, 1390 Pittsford Mendon Road. 5856241390. first Wednesday of every month, 9:30 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
Mouth Full, The Traditional, Babyshark. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 6 p.m. $5-$7.
[ POP/ROCK ]
Easter Rock-tacular w/White Mystery, Warm Soda, Harmonica Lewinski, Green Dreams, and King Vitamin. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 9:30 p.m. $6-$8.
Small Houses w/Sean Hoots, MD Woods, The Whale & The Warbler, and Kennedy Jason.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
MONDAY, APRIL 1 [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Manic Monday Retro Dance Night. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. 21+. Free.
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Literature A heroine’s journey “Into the Beautiful North” BY LUIS ALBERTO URREA SELECTION FOR THE 2013 “IF ALL OF ROCHESTER READ THE SAME BOOK…” VARIOUS EVENTS AT VARIOUS VENUES 473-2590, WAB.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
This year’s selection for the city-wide book club, “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book...” takes readers on a journey from a rural Mexican town in trouble, across the border into an America we see through fresh eyes. “Into the Beautiful North,” which was also selected for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program, is an enthralling, epic story, one of daring and romance, of disillusionment and expanded experience. The book’s author, Luis Alberto Urrea, will visit Rochester this week. City Newspaper talked to him about the book, the real-life origins of parts of the story, and what the work has to teach us about each other. The story opens in the remote Mexican village of Tres Camarones, which most of the men have left to pursue work north of the border. In time, drug dealers and dirty cops descend on the town and threaten the remaining population. Inspired by a screening of “The Magnificent Seven,” the intrepid yet circumstantially adrift 19-year-old Nayeli devises a plan. She and three of her best friends will travel north and return with seven Mexican men to rid the town of the bandits. That covers the surface purpose of the journey, but crucial undercurrents of the story include closure-seeking, and the main character’s growth. “The entire journey is kind of a Joseph Campbell myth,” says Urrea. “In many ways, I was thinking about King Arthur, or Beowulf, or Mad Max. They’re just not written about women,” he says. By the end of the book, Nayeli has transitioned to become the warrior she seeks. Though Nayeli does bring men back — lots of them — to Tres Camarones, they “aren’t going to stand in for her, they’re actually going to back her,” he says. This is the 13th year for Writers & Books’
city-wide reading program, the goal of which is to “bring people together to talk about real-world issues and their own experiences,” says Karen van Meenan, director of special projects at Writers & Books. The organization has organized a calendar of events around the program, including book discussions and related activities in the community.
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“In terms of choosing ‘Into the Beautiful North’ specifically, we were attracted to the issues around immigration,” says van Meenan. “This is as complicated and important a topic in our country today as it ever was.” Though the Rochester area has a good number of migrant workers, “it is not an issue Author Luis Alberto Urrea will visit Rochester this week to discuss that we talk about openly his novel, “Into the Beautiful North.” PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK very often,” she says. “Much of the programming around the book addressed this, from a Spanishto their call for warriors. Nayeli and Tacho’s language discussion with migrant workers to journey across the west is one of nonstop the screening of a documentary film on local marvels and increasing disillusionment as female migrant workers.” their perceptions of the United States dissolve Despite the heavy subject matter, Urrea’s into frequent bafflement with its strange and sharp wit keeps readers chuckling and his often ridiculous realities. The divide between romantic storytelling keeps us sighing at almost the two worlds contracts and expands every turn of the page. The author chose to over and over as they witness America and compassionately convey the depth of each interact with others. complicated situation. Through the book, Urrea Nayeli’s act of confronting her father, wished to dispel “whatever idiotic, monolithic though done with nobility and grace, is quite picture we have of anybody else,” he says. “They damning, and marks the epitome of this divide. are multifaceted just like we are, on either side.” Nayeli, too, is based on a real young woman When the nearly unsinkable Tacho — the of the same name, whom Urrea met while sole male in the quartet of travelers, who doing relief work in a Tijuana garbage dump. wishes to leave behind the doldrums of smallThe author himself was born in Tijuana, and town life and its homophobic slurs — has a though he immigrated to California at age 4, language-based misunderstanding with a post- he grew up between the two countries. 9/11-hysterical border control, the resulting It was the real Nayeli’s grandfather who scuffle is balanced later by the kindness of a was swallowed up by The North. “It’s a very close-to-retirement, burned-out border control specific story in my mind of her tragedy, but officer who is astonished by the kids’ story and I think it became emblematic of all kinds of journey. A startling interaction between Tacho, border sorrow,” says Urrea. There is a feeling that something must follow this untidy Nayeli, and some documented MexicanAmericans contrasts with many random acts of closure, which Urrea might address in the book’s possible sequel. sweetness from strangers. The town of Kankakee, where Nayeli discovers her father, is based on the real Like other elements of the novel, Urrea drew the incident with the documented workers from Kankakee, which has not only a very successful revitalization story, but also provides real life. The owners of a Mexican restaurant in Chicago, where Urrea resides, knew he was a hopeful handbook for forging a successfully an author and wished to see his writing. Urrea multicultural town. The inhabitants are a gave them a copy of his novel, “The Devil’s second group of heroes in the novel, and Highway,” a true and wrenching story about the real-life town has begun a dialogue illegal border crossing, and was surprised to with Kalamazoo, Michigan, after the latter learn that they were deeply offended. “They population chose “Into the Beautiful North” hate the undocumented,” he says, “because they for its city-wide reading program. had done everything the ‘right’ way.” The greater focus of the last section of the Author Luis Urrea will visit Rochester this novel is upon Nayeli and Tacho’s long trip east weekend and participate in multiple book to Kankakee, a small town outside of Chicago readings, signings, and discussions from from which Nayeli’s father last sent a postcard. Wednesday, March 27, through Friday, They depart as the rest of the group organizes March 29. Visit wab.org for a full calendar a horde of homesick Mexican men responding of events and details.
DANCE/MUSIC | “AQUATEXTURE”
SPECIAL EVENT | GILDA’S CLUB BACHELOR AUCTION
I just love it when talented people combine their skills in a collaborative creation. Musical group The Quadratic Trio have composed an original work, “Aquatexture,” inspired by the sounds and feelings of great bodies or water. With the use of a quadraphonic sound system, the group will transport audiences to a watery wonderworld, promising to send your cares and concerns adrift. Paired up with the sound, the dancers of One Dance Co. (pictured) have developed a series of marine movements to enchant and thrill you.
It’s not often that you have the chance to benefit a great cause by scooping a date with a hottie. That’s exactly what you can do at the annual Bachelor Auction Fundraiser for Gilda’s Club, an organization that provides a cancer-support community for those who are ill as well as their loved ones. On Thursday, March 28, head over to Harro East Ballroom (155 N. Chestnut St.) at 6 p.m. for the bachelor meet and greet. The bidding begins at 8 p.m., and there will be an after party at 10 p.m.
“Aquatexture” will be performed at The Yards (50-52 Public Market) on Friday, March 29, at 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 30, at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 presale and available at aquatexture.brownpapertickets.com, or $15 at the door. For more information, visit attheyards.com, and to learn more about the performing groups, check out facebook. com/onedanceco and facebook.com/thequadratictrio. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Tickets are $25, and you don’t have to bid to attend — you can just watch the fun if you wish. Preview the wares — I mean, guys — by visiting gildasclubrochester.org/ba.cfm. If you can’t make it to the event, you can still support the cause! Many of the bachelors have set up fundraising pages on the website, and you can help the dudes help Gilda’s Club by clicking the “sponsor a bachelor” button. For more information, call 423-9700. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. “A Little Twisted: An Exploration of the Self.” BFA Painting Exhibit by Karen Nelson. Wed-Fri 11 a.m.noon, Sat-Sun noon-4 p.m. Reception Apr 12 4:30-7:30 p.m. adifferentpathgallery.com. Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. “It’s Black It’s White” New Drawings by Tim Mack. gallery@ equalgrounds.com. Gallery r, 100 College Ave. Senior Illustration Exhibition. Through March 30. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m. 256-3312. galleryr99@gmail. com. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “Camera Obscura” Through Apr 7. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org.; “Silver and Water” Through May 26. 2713361. eastmanhouse.org. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. Janice Jakielski “Being Here” Installation. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-5 p.m. 275-4188. blogs.rochester. edu/hartnett. High Falls Fine Art Gallery, 60 Browns Race. A Photographer’s Path 16. 1st Floor Museum: Neil and Jamie Montanus: A Glimpse of the World and Tom Kirn: The Walk Through Photo Album. 325-2030. centerathighfalls.org. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Through the Student Lens 2013. Through Apr 14. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. Reception Apr 5 5-9 p.m. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery. com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “What Shape is White” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com.
[ OPENING ] Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. “The New Town Collection: A Gift of Hope” Photographic Prints by Henry Avignon. Through Apr 23. WedSat noon-5 p.m. and by appt. Reception March 29 5:30-9 p.m. Artist talk April 10 6:30-8:30 p.m. Also on display: a welded metal heart by Christine Knoblauch, engraved with the 26 names of the victims. 232-6030 x23. axomgallery.com. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman St. “Acts of Limitation” by Claire E. Roll.. Kraushaar Commons. Reception Apr 2, 4-6 p.m. 3409643. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “H2O.” Through Apr 30. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. The Perry Bible Fellowship. Closing reception Fri March 29, 7 p.m. with Nicolas Gurewitch. pbfcomics.com. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Made in NY. 315-255-1553. mtraudt@ schweinfurthartcenter.org. myartcenter.org.; Made in NY 2013. Through Tue-Sat 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. Reception Mar 30 3-5 p.m. 315-255-1553. mtraudt@schweinfurthartcenter. org. myartcenter.org. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Rochester Art Club Spring Show. Through May 9. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery in Joseph S Skalney Welcome Center. Reception March 27, 6-8 p.m. rochesterartclub.org. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. FLCC
Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition. Through Apr 19. Reception Mar 28 4-6:30 p.m. 785-1369. [ CONTINUING ] 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. “Sproutkeepers” Justyn Iannucci & Margot Hughes. 1975ish.com. AAUW Art Forum, 494 East Ave. Off the Wall VII Members Exhibit. Continues through Apr 19 by appointment only. 244-9892. Arts & Cultural Council, 277 N. Goodman St. Architectural Design Showcase 2013: “Genesis: The Art in Architecture.” Through Apr 26. Reception Apr 5, 6 p.m. 4734000. artsrochester.org. Black Radish Studio, 274 N. Goodman. “Within the Wallpaper,” new work by Jolene Beckman. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m, Sat 12-6 p.m. 413-1278. blackradishstudio.com. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. “What Fury Fiends Find” Adelin Karius: New Paintings and Woodcuts. Through Mar 31. $4. firstname.lastname@example.org. lobbydigital.com. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “LIFE and TIMES” by Cheryl Amati Martin American Way Collection. Mon 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920. geneseearts.org. Cumming Nature Center Hurst Gallery, 6475 Gulick Rd. Nature in Art: Selections from the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 3746160. rmsc.org. Davison Gallery, Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. Schoenhals Symposium. Through Apr 19. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 1-4 p.m. 594-6442. roberts.edu.
JGK Galleries, 10 Vick Park A. Operation P.H.O.T.O. (People Helping Others Overcome). Tue-Thu & Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mon-Fri by appt. 734-6581. jgkgalleries.com. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. “Silver Print” Awards Ceremony, Book Release, and Exhibition Receoption. Studio 678, the Wilson Foundation Academy Photo Club. Exhibition on display through Apr 29. 2715920. cityofrochester.gov. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. The Art of J. Nevadomski and Allie Hartley. 232-9030. lux666.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Creative Workshop Adult Student Show. Admission free during workshop hours. “Becoming Modern:Armory Show Artists at MAG” Through May 12. In Lockhart Gallery. “It Came From the Vault: Rarely Seen Works from MAG’s Collection. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Jack Wolsky. MonThu 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 292-2021. kfarrell@ monroecc.edu. monroecc.edu/ go/mercer. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Rochester Area Fiber Artists (RAFA) presents: “Winter’s End” millartcenter.com. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. “Art Therapy.” A display of wooden sculptures by Cheryl and Don Olney. New Deal Gallery, 4 Livingston County Campus. Expressions of the Civil War: In Recognition of the 150th Anniversary. Wed, Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. continues on page 18
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Art Exhibits NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Time & Again: Photography by Tom Policano. Mon-Thu 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 1-3 p.m. ntid.rit.edu/dyerarts/.; Time & Again, Photography by Tom Policano. Mon-Thu 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 1-3 p.m. ntid.rit.edu/dyerarts. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. The Perry Bible Fellowship. Closing reception Fri March 29, 7 p.m. with Nicolas Gurewitch. pbfcomics.com. Our House Gallery of Veterans Outreach Center, 783 South Ave. Faces of Veterans. Tue 5-7 p.m., Fri 1-3 p.m. or by appt. 2957836.
Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Spirit & Mind. Through May 1. 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Mis en Scène. Featuring the work of Richard Jenks and Daniel Mosner. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Heroes and Villains. recordarchive.com. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Vicki Hartman: New Works on Paper and Ceramic Sculpture. Art & Music Library in Rush Rhees. Reception Mar 5, 4-6 p.m. library.rochester.edu/artmusic/ home.; Alice in the Looking
Glass: Illustrations and Artists’ Books 1865-2012. Through Aug 16. Rare Books & Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 275-4477. South Wedge Mission (Lutheran Church of Peace), 125 Caroline St. Street Photography of Arleen Hodge. 746-3048. arleenophotography.wordpress.com. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. “Modern Love A collection of Paintings” by Sam Snyder. 6134600. spotcoffee.com. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Rochester Art Club Spring Show. Through May 9. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery in Joseph S Skalney Welcome Center. Reception March 27, 6-8 p.m. rochesterartclub.org.
Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. “Let Them Eat Cake! Portraits of Pastries.” 732-0036. studio212@ shoefactoryarts.com. shoefactoryarts.com. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. “It’s a Funny Story” Illustrations by Aarom Humby. 473-0503. tapandmallet.com. The Assisi Institute, 1400 North Winton Rd. “Toothpick World” by Stan Munro. Tue-Thu noon-6 p.m., Fri noon-8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 473-8731. assisiinstitute.org. The Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Avenue. “As ready as I’ll ever be,” new work by Andrew Cho. 244-1730. geneseearts.org.
Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. “Salvador Dalí: Dante’s Divine Comedy.” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. 395-2805. brockport.edu/finearts. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Connections” Arena Art Group. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 475-2866. firstname.lastname@example.org. rit.edu/fa/gallery. UR Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition Winners. In the Miner Library in the University of Rochester Medical Center. 275-3361. urmc.edu/libraries/ miner/. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. PhotoBook Awards 2012. 442-8676. vsw.org.
Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. “From Thought to Image: Art Quilts of Nancy P. Hicks.” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thu 4:30-7:30 p.m. nancyphicks.com.
Art Events [ SAT., MARCH 30 ] Erotic Nights Spring Fever 2013 series. Last Saturday of every month, 8 p.m Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. 18+ Free, register. 256-2362. [ WED., APRIL 3 ] HomeSpun. April 3, 7 p.m. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Stage 13. $2, free with FLCC ID. 785-1367. flcc.edu.
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The Icarus Sessions. First Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Hanlon-Fiske Studios, 34 Elton St. squidoo.com/ IcarusSession. 230-7369.
Comedy [ WED., MARCH 27 ] B-School Made Me Funny. March 27, 9-11 p.m. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street Comedy with Anish Shah. $15-$25. 270-8570. bschoolmademefunny.com. Best Friends Comedy Showcase. March 27, 7:30 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. Theme: Apples. Headliner: Kevin Ricotta. Free. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com.
[ THU., MARCH 28 ] Brian Dunkleman. March 28-30. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12. 6719080. thecomedyclub.us.
Nuts & Bolts Comedy Improv 12th Anniversary Show. March 30, 8 p.m. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 540 E. Main St $10. 325-4370. tinyurl.com/ d9qzdxo.
[ FRI., MARCH 29 ] The Roast of Bryan Ball Presented By 3 Guys Walk Into A Bar. March 29, 8 & 10 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co., Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. $5 at the door 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com.
[ SAT., MARCH 30 ] Broken Couch & 2 Fat Ladies: The Sexy Improv Show. March 30, 9 p.m. The Space Theatre, 1199 Main St. T BYOB $5 at door. 607760-0422. brokencouch.com.
[ FRI., MARCH 29 ] “Aquatexture.” March 29-30. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market Fri 8:30 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m. A collaboration between One Dance Co. and The Quadratic
[ THU., MARCH 28 ] In Studio Series - LumaVoce’. March 28, 6:30 p.m. Rochester City Ballet Studios, 1326 University Ave. Free, RSVP. 4615850. rochestercityballet.com.
Trio. $10-$15. attheyards@ gmail.com. aquatexture. brownpapertickets.com.
Festivals [ SAT., MARCH 30 ] Korea Night 2013. March 30, 8 p.m. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus $10, $5 for UR Students. rochester.edu.
Kids Events [ MON., APRIL 1 ] Children’s Film Festival. April 1-30. Various times at various libraries and centers cityofrochester.gov/article. aspx?id=8589952183.
Lectures [ WED., MARCH 27 ] Kern Lecture Series: Ryan Looysen. March 27, 8 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, Eastman Hall, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rm. 3287 “The Social Media Paradox: Narrow, Deep, and Dangerous.” Free. 475-2057. Science on the Edge: “The Science and Technology of Breeding Endangered Species when Mother Nature Needs a Helping Hand.” March 27, 7:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. With Terri Roth $8-$15. 271-1880. rmsc.org. [ THU., MARCH 28 ] The Bonadio Group’s 2013 Construction Summit West.
March 28, 7:15 a.m. RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W Henrietta Rd. Proceeds donated to Flower City Habitat for Humanity $50. 381-1000. bonadio.com/constructionsummit-west. James Banks: “Diversity in America: Challenges and Opportunities for Educating Citizens in the Global Age.” March 28, 4:15 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Room A14 Free. 389-2170. naz.edu. John Cage Lectures Series: Dora Hanninen “Asking Questions / Making Music.” March 28, 5 p.m. Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St Room 404 Free. 2741000. esm.rochester.edu. continues on page 20
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KIDS | SPRING BREAK WEEK
Kids in Rochester are lucky to have plenty of fun choices for how to make the most of their upcoming spring break. If you’re feeling up for a challenge, put your mind to the test at Puzzlers School-Break Week at the National Museum of Play (1 Manhattan Square), which starts on Friday, March 29 and runs through April 7. You can help piece together “Life, the Greatest Puzzle” by New Zealand artist Royce B. McClure, which is one of the largest jigsaw puzzles ever created. Stretching more than 14 feet, featuring more than 24,000 pieces, and taking approximately 400 hours to complete, “Life” has plenty of room for everyone to make a contribution. Puzzlers Week will also include I Spy games, floor puzzles, smaller brain teasers, and the chance to make your own take-home puzzle. Events are included in regular museum admission: $13 for ages 2 and older, and free for visitors under 2 and all museum members. Visit museumofplay.org to check out the museum’s other upcoming events. Be disgusting, be destructive, and get your hands dirty at the Rochester Museum and Science Center’s “MESS-tival,” (pictured) which starts on Saturday, March 30, and continues through April 7. The program will immerse kids in the sick side of science, giving them a hands-on introduction to everything that is messy, mucky, yucky, gooey, slimy, or simply gross in nature and technology. Daily activities include Jackson Pollockstyle paint splattering, watermelon drops from the top of the planetarium, hands-on deconstructions of high-tech devices, found-object art workshops, and staff-led blender tests. (Yes, like “Will It Blend?”) The MESS-tival is included in regular museum admission: $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $11 for ages 3-18, and free for children under 3 and all RMSC members. The museum is located at 657 East Ave. Go to rmsc.org for other, less messy events. If you would rather get wet than get dirty, float on over to the YMCA’s Splash Week April 1-5, with free water-safety and basic swimming courses for swimmers with little to no experience. At YMCA locations throughout the Rochester area, members and non-members of all ages can learn the buoyant basics, with both morning and evening classes available. The swimmers-tobe are broken up into age groups, from 6 months old to adults. After you’ve plunged into the deep end and mastered the breast stroke, Splash Week will conclude with family swims on Friday, April 5, 9-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. Splash Week courses and swims are free, but pre-registration is required through rochesterymca.org/splashweek. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 28. To find the YMCA nearest you and learn more about Splash Week and other special programs, go to rochesterymca.org. — BY JASON SILVERSTEIN
Lectures Profiled: Race in Civic Circles. March 28, 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Free, register. thebaobab.org. [ MON., APRIL 1 ] “Piety or Protest: Black Theology and the Divided Mind of the
Black Church.” April 1, 7 p.m. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman St Free. 340-9643. [ TUE., APRIL 2 ] “Made as Makers” Documentary. April 2, 1:30 p.m. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman St An exploration of the intersection of
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RECREATION | CORPORATE CHALLENGE TRAINING PROGRAM
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, held every year at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is coming up on May 21. That may sound like it gives you plenty of time to prepare. But you know how this whole exercise thing usually turns out: it’s too cold outside today, you’re too busy tomorrow, too tired over the weekend, and before you know it, you’ve let yourself get out of shape and unfit for any kind of competition. But if you enter Fleet Feet Sports’ Corporate Challenge Training Program, those excuses won’t fly. You’ll spend the next eight weeks training regularly and rigorously under the guidance of coaches from Fleet Feet Sports. The training program kicks off on Thursday, March 28, with a workout at Genesee Waterways Center (149 Elmwood Ave.) at 6 p.m. After that, the program continues through May 18 with weekly coached workouts at Genesee Waterways Center every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Participants can choose from one of two training programs: a walking-only program for beginner exercisers, and a learn-to-run program for those interested in a 5K. Whichever one you choose, you’ll be ready to tackle the Corporate Challenge like a boss. Registration costs $65 per person, and is limited to 100 participants. For registration or more info, go to fleetfeetrochester.com, or email training@ fleetfeetrochester.com. — BY JASON SILVERSTEIN Creativity and faith and the many ways that God continues to move creatively in the world. Screening followed by lecture Free. 3409643. Conference: Confronting Sexual Assault. April 2-3, 8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester, River Campus Free, register. 2758799. email@example.com. edu. rochester.edu/uhs/ sexassaultconf/. Spring LGBT Christian Experience Lecture: “Reruns in Color: God, the Bible, Civil Rights and Marriage Equality.” April 2, 7 p.m. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman St Guest Lecturer: Rev. Dr. Horace Griffin. Ithaca Auditorium Free. 340-9643.
Literary Events [ WED., MARCH 27 ] An Afternoon with Luis Alberto Urrea. March 27, 3-4:30 p.m. Nazareth College Golisano Academic Center, 4245 East Ave. Reading from “Into the Beautiful North,” Q&A, book signing. Free. 389-2614. wab.org. Author Visit: Leif HerrGesell “Indians, Rogues & Giants.” March 27, 6:30-8 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St. Free. 394-1381. woodlibrary.org. Read with Seymour: “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian
Barnes. March 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave. Free. 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. [ THU., MARCH 28 ] Author Visit: Luis Urrea. March 28, 3-5 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Reading room, campus center Free. karen@ wab.org. Books Sandwiched In: “The Circles God Draws: Memoirs of Ruth Holland Scott.” March 28, 12:12-12:52 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Bring your lunch Free. 428-8350. libraryweb.org. An Evening with Luis Urrea. March 28, 7:30 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester, River Campus Free. kzeller@ ur.rochester.edu. rochester.edu. A Novel Evening with Luis Urrea. March 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Address offered with tickets, limited space. $75, register. 473-2590 x106. Reading: Kadija Sesay. March 28, 4:30 p.m. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Rd. Sturges Auditorium geneseo.edu. [ FRI., MARCH 29 ] An Afternoon with Luis Alberto Urrea. March 29, 3-4:30 p.m. Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Free, register. 770-1956. Author Visit: Luis Urrea. March 29, 12-1:30 p.m. Monroe
SPORTS | MMA FIGHTING TOURNAMENT
If the term “mixed martial arts” brings back memories of being forced to imitate Tae Bo superstar Billy Blanks while still looking semi-cool during high school gym class, fear not. The Gladius Fights III Live MMA Fighting, to be held this weekend at the Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St.), won’t give you a terrifying flashback to your most awkward ninth-grade nightmares. Those were glorified aerobics they had us doing, and the real thing is a lot more entertaining — and brutal. Expect a full-contact combat sport that combines grappling and striking techniques. The fighting will take place on Saturday, March 30, at the Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St.). The main event features Rochester-based Wally MacDonald against a yet-tobe-determined opponent, with the secondary event pitting Genaro DeJesus vs Anthony Jerome. More than 12 other matches will round out the evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. and fighting will commence at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$500, and are available by calling 2323221 or by visiting ticketfly.com. For more information, visit rochestermainstreetarmory.com or gladiuspromotions.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd Building 3, Warshof Conference Center Free, register. 292-2534. monroecc.edu. [ MON., APRIL 1 ] Moving Beyond Racism Reading Group. April 1, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave. April selection: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. Free. 288-8644. mbrbookinfo@aol. com. [ TUE., APRIL 2 ] Authors Aloud: Peter Connors and Albert Abonado. April 2, 8-9 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Free. 258-0400. thelittle. org. Books Sandwiched-in: “The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson” by By Robert A. Caro. April 2, 12:12-12:52 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Free. 428-8350. libraryweb. org.
Recreation [ SAT., MARCH 30 ] GVHC Hike. March 30, 10 a.m. Town Center Plaza, Rte 31 Moderate/hilly 5 mile hike, Crescent Trail Free. 489-3764. gvhchikes.org. [ SUN., MARCH 31 ] GVHC Hike. March 31, 9 a.m. Panorama Plaza, Penfield Rd. Easy 4 mile hike, Channing Philbrick Park Free. 544-3387. gvhchikes.org.
Special Events [ WED., MARCH 27 ] Free Community Meal. March 27, 5-6:30 p.m. Covenant United Methodist Church, Culver Rd. Everyone is welcome!. 654-8115. unyumc. org/churches/detail/917. Rochester Improvement Society Happy Hour. March 27, 5:307:30 p.m. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave With the Monroe County Young Democrats. 2329030. rocimprovement.org. Rochester International Film Festival. March 27. Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m., Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave. 8892200. Free. rochesterfilmfest.org/ best-of-the-fest/. Waiting/Action on Film. March 27, 7 p.m., March 29 6:30 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Free. humanities.lib. rochester.edu/onfilm. Women & Power: Women’s History Month Film Series. Through March 28. For details, dates, and times, visit thelittle. org. $5 each film. 258-0400. [ THU., MARCH 28 ] Gilda’s Guys: Annual Bachelor Auction Fundraiser. March 28, 6 p.m. Harro East Ballroom, 155 N. Chestnut St. $25 tickets. 4239700. gildasclubrochester.org. Roc the Runway VIP Party. March 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Murphy’s Law Irish Pub, 370 East Ave. 2327115. facebook.com/-events/115 074075347212/?fref=ts. Rochester Movie Makers Scripta-Palooza. March 28, 6:30-8:30
p.m. RCTV Studios, 21 Gorham St. Free. rochestermoviemakers. org/scriptapalooza. [ SAT., MARCH 30 ] Easter Egg Hunt. March 30, 11 a.m.-noon. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave. Ages 2-10 and families Free, register. 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Preferred Pairings. March 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 wineries along the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail and Seneca Lake Wine Trail $15-$20,. flxcheesetrail@gmail. com. senecalakewine.com. South Wedge Record Fair. March 30, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The German House Theater, 315 Gregory St. $2 admission. 2719785. needledroprecords.com. [ SUN., MARCH 31 ] J Street Rochester Community Conversation: “The Gatekeepers.” March 31, 5 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Beginning at 4 p.m.: videos of interviews with Director Dror Moreh 258-0400. thelittle.org. [ TUE., APRIL 2 ] Screening: “Not My Life.” April 2, 7:30 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Hoyt Auditorium. sa.rochester.edu/ urcg.
Sports [ WED., MARCH 27 ] Rochester Americans v Syracuse Crunch. March 27, 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $15-$20. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster. com. [ FRI., MARCH 29 ] Roc CityThunder Home Game. March 29, 7:30 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Gordon Field House $8-$11, season tickets for $30-$40. 475-4121. rittickets.com. Rochester Americans v Toronto Marlies. March 29, 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $15-$20. 800745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Theater “City Lights.” Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Thru Apr 14. Wed Mar 27-Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 & 8:30 p.m., Wed Apr 3 7 p.m $26-$39. 3254370. downstairscabaret.com. “Is Life Worth Living?” MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave RCP/ Irish Community Players. Through Mar 30. Thu-Sat Mar 28-30 8 p.m $9-$19. 244-0960. info@ muccc.org. muccc.org. “Moses Man: A Musical Journey of a Holocaust Survivor.” Through April 3 and Through April 7. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through Apr 7. Sat March 30 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Recommended for ages 12 and up $18-$26. 461-2000 x235. jccrochester.org. “Smith.” Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Transcendental Theatre Troupe. Donations for the Wounded Warrior Project will be accepted at the door. Fri-Sat March 2930 8:30 p.m. In the Masters Family Community Theater (room A13), located in the lower level of the Nazareth College Arts Center Free. 389-2170. nazSMITHtickets@gmail.com naz.edu/theatre-arts.
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There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home. That’s what three Rochester actors learned after venturing down to catch a big break on Broadway, and living to return to Rochester and tell their tales of frustration and fame. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre veterans Nicolette Hart, Tom Deckman, and Mark Bradley Miller — along with Downstairs Cabaret rookie Grace Wall — will replay their journeys to Broadway and back in “City Lights,” a world-premiere musical revue from Downstairs Cabaret that debuted last week and continues through April 14. The show illuminates each performer’s personal story with classic Broadway numbers like “All That Jazz,” “New York, New York,” and “Maybe This Time,” as well as hit songs from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Billie Holiday, and Petula Clark. It all comes together as a tribute to the glitz and glamour of New York — but also, more importantly, to the comforts and camaraderie of the Flour City. This week “City Lights” runs at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28, at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and at 5 and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. All performances will be held at Downstairs Cab’s location at 3450 Winton Place. Tickets are $26-$39 and can be purchased by calling 325-4370. For the full schedule of “City Lights” performances, go to downstairscabaret.org. — BY JASON SILVERSTEIN “The Whipping Man.” Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Apr 28. Previews Tue Apr 2-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 p.m.(opencaptioned performance). Tickets start at $25. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “Wicked.” April 3-10. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Tue-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m Tickets start at $37.50. 2225000. firstname.lastname@example.org. rbtl.org.
Family Development Class: “Wise Choices.” March 27, 6-8 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of children of all ages Free, RSVP. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org.
[ MON., APRIL 1 ] Family Development Class: “Parent-Child Relationships.” April 1, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of children up to 5 years old Free, RSVP. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org.
[ WED., MARCH 27 ] “The Life of Leo Wool.” March 27-28, 7 p.m. RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St Greater Rochester Repertory Companies (GRRC). Roles for 3 women, aged 20ish-60ish 831-0498. [ THU., MARCH 28 ] Seeking Musicians/Singers for “A New Day Starts Tonight.” Tuesdays,. Second Time Around Players. email@example.com.
Workshops [ WED., MARCH 27 ] Efficient Portfolios and the Progression of Investment Theory. March 27, 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.
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Movies 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 2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit 544-1140, regmovies.com
Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361, dryden.eastmanhouse.org
Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420, regmovies.com
Geneseo Theatres Geneseo Square Mall, 243-2691, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Greece Ridge 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive 225-5810, regmovies.com
Henrietta 18 525 Marketplace Drive 424-3090, regmovies.com
The Little 240 East Ave., 258-0444 thelittle.org
Movies 10 2609 W. Henrietta Road 292-0303, cinemark.com
Pittsford Cinema 3349 Monroe Ave., 383-1310 pittsford.zurichcinemas.com
Tinseltown USA/IMAX 2291 Buffalo Road 247-2180, cinemark.com
Webster 12 2190 Empire Blvd., 888-2624386, amctheatres.com Film Previews on page 24
The “Axis of Evil” chops again [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA
of “Olympus Has Fallen,” which depicts a similar strike, not by extraterrestrials but by North Koreans, may drive them into a tizzy of total “Olympus Has Fallen” ambivalence — on the one hand, a Democrat (R), DIRECTED BY ANTOINE FUQUA once again occupies the White House, but on the NOW PLAYING other, George W. Bush named North Korea as one of the three members of his infamous Axis of Some viewers may recall “Independence Day,” Evil. What’s a Tea Bagger to do? the 1996 movie about a massive attack on the Judging by “Olympus Has Fallen” and the Capitol, the White House, and the most famous recent remake of “Red Dawn,” North Korea monuments of Washington, D.C. That picture now replaces the Nicaragua that so frightened inspired a curious delight among the usual Ronald Reagan, and the Soviet Union, which right-wing haters, because they regarded it as an of course imploded two decades ago. Whatever appropriate fulfillment of their endless litany of North Korea’s immense domestic problems, they violent anti-government hysteria, and therefore apparently can mount a brilliantly orchestrated cheered the destruction of the Congress and the attack on what one commentator in the film presidency of Bill Clinton. What they will make calls the most heavily defended structure in the world, capture the president (Aaron Eckhart), the vice president, the secretary of state, the secretary of defense, and a few other assorted officials, and dictate terms to the entire military establishment. They ultimately attempt to detonate all American nuclear Gerard Butler and an exploding White House in “Olympus Has Fallen.” PHOTO COURTESY OF FILMDISTRICT
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missiles in their silos, thus turning the nation into a wasteland and apparently guaranteeing themselves power and prosperity. In the film, a North Korean terrorist named Kang (Rick Yune), who has infiltrated a diplomatic visiting party from the South, leads a rogue mission, assassinating the South Korean prime minister in the White House bunker while his terrorists attack the capital with airplanes, armored trucks, and small arms. A huge bomber shoots down a couple of American fighters, strafes the streets, killing hundreds of civilians, and topples the Washington Monument. The greatest military in the world, commanded from the Pentagon, just a few miles away, proves to be impotent in the face of a concerted attack by a relatively small, heavily armed force. After the initial battle, the director concentrates on three related stories — the plight of the president and his cabinet secretaries in the bunker, the efforts of the interim president, Speaker of the House Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) to deal with the crisis, and the struggle of a Secret Service agent, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), to work his way through the devastated White House and rescue the president’s young son Connor (Finley Jacobson) and the hostages. The deft intercutting between the three plots maintains a high level of excitement and suspense; the convincing authenticity of the sets and the procedures of the terrorists, the military,
Awkward family portraits [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
“Stoker” (R), DIRECTED BY PARK CHAN-WOOK NOW PLAYING
and the agent help to balance the essential implausibility of the situation. Banning’s solo struggle against some 60 terrorists occupying the place also becomes a personal quest for redemption. He bears a burden of guilt for the events that open the film, a tragic car crash on icy roads that takes the life of the First Lady (Ashley Judd) 18 months before the Korean attack. His considerable skills and his knowledge of the geography of the White House enable him to succeed against tremendous odds on a highly dangerous and, as it turns out, insubordinate exercise in courage. Aside from all the bombings and shootings, the picture displays an extraordinary amount of personal violence, numerous instances of hand-to-hand combat that end in broken necks, strangulations, and in one important instance, a knife through the brain. To show his determination, Kang coolly and suddenly shoots several unsuspecting victims on camera for the benefit of the command post in the Pentagon, and savagely beats a couple of the captives, including the female Secretary of Defense (Melissa Leo). Mike Banning exhibits something of the same qualities as his chief adversary, acting with some of the same cleverness and ruthlessness that characterize Kang. Gerard Butler, in fact, also displays a quality that typifies the whole picture and makes him perhaps the right action hero for our time, a brutality that very closely approaches sheer sadism.
The less you know going into “Stoker,” South Korean director Park Chanwook’s stylishly macabre horror-talecum-family-drama, the more fun there is to be derived from sitting back and letting its mysteries unfold. The film marks the English-language debut of the notoriously bloodthirsty filmmaker behind “The Vengeance Trilogy” (which includes the cult-classic “Oldboy”) and the vampire thriller “Thirst.” In his latest film, half of the suspense comes from waiting to see exactly where the story is headed (although it’s always obvious that it’s nowhere good). As the film begins, sullen, teenaged outcast India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska, of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”) has just lost her father in a car accident, leaving her alone to share an enormous house with only her cold, distant mother, Evelyn (Nicole Kidman), and a kindly old housekeeper as company. At the funeral, her mother introduces her to Charlie (Matthew Goode, all cold, dead eyes lurking behind a wide, toothy grin),
Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska in “Stoker.” PHOTO COURTESY FOX
an uncle she’s never met. Uncle Charlie immediately seems to have an unnaturally close relationship with India’s mother, which naturally upsets the young girl and arouses her suspicion — especially when he turns his attentions toward India herself. Instead of choosing to keep her distance from her uncle, India is drawn closer to Charlie by his intriguing underlying darkness. The film’s three leads are uniformly great, finding just the right tone in their performances to match the heightened reality of the film that surrounds them; they constantly straddle the line between restrained and over the top. The actors are able to find just the right notes to play during the film’s many uncomfortably tense scenes that are often played out entirely through meaningful glances. Kidman’s icy demeanor has rarely been so effective, and Goode’s wholesome good looks work chillingly as a mask that doesn’t quite cover the evil underneath. The film makes no attempt to suggest that Charlie might be anything but bad news, but the suspense comes in the waiting to find out who he is, what he’s after, and why. Wasikowska is able to take a character who makes some, shall we say, questionable choices and give us just enough insight into her mindset that her actions make perfect sense. Oscarnominee Jackie Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”) also shows up in a brief role as a great-aunt whose fumbling attempts at warning Evelyn and India about Charlie make for some spectacularly awkward dinner conversation. “Stoker” is the first screenplay from actor Wentworth Miller (“Prison Break”), and he’s clearly a Hitchcock fan. Miller admits to being heavily influenced by “Shadow of a Doubt,” and a number of other Hitchcockian homages are
sprinkled throughout. Miller comes across as a capable writer, but I’ll admit to expecting slightly more after hearing that the script made the 2010 “Black List,” an annual industry report that highlights the best unproduced screenplays. The film is first and foremost a technical marvel; it’s always gorgeous to look at, often resembling a lushly photographed perfume ad, if perfume ads included periodic bursts of grisly violence (and I’d argue that more of them should). The film features some lovely, atmospheric production design by Rochester native Thérèse DePrez, and a moody, evocative score from Clint Mansell, featuring several piano duets composed by Philip Glass. Enjoyment of “Stoker” will hinge largely on the viewer’s patience for Chan-wook’s fastidious, mannered style of directing. Every shot is impeccably framed and edited for maximum artistic style; there’s a particularly striking transition as an extreme close-up of hair being brushed slowly fades into the tall grass of an open field. Often those kinds of flourishes can come off as overly self-conscious and distracting, but here, in the context of Chan-wook’s gothic fairytale, it works. The film goes to some dark, nutty places, so a stomach for difficult scenes — like the one in which a character masturbates while thinking back fondly on a recently committed murder — is also helpful. This is obviously not a movie for everyone, and judging from the constant, exasperated sighs I heard around me, several members of the audience I was in were just not having it. But if, like me, you’ve got a taste for the dark and twisted (more than once while watching, I thought of Lucky McKee’s demented 2002 horror-fable, “May”), “Stoker” is absolutely thrilling.
Saturday, Mar. 30, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Mar. 31, 2 p.m. One of the most talked-about films of 2012, Holy Motors represents the long-awaited return of visionary director Léos Carax (Boy Meets Girl), who delivers a unique masterpiece about cinema and performance in the post-digital age. A wildly entertaining race through every imaginable genre. (Léos Carax, France 2012, 115 min., French w/subtitles)
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Tuesday, Apr. 2, 8 p.m. Pierre Étaix’s debut is a nonstop riot of sight gags, as the comic plays an oblivious young astronomy geek whose parents press him to find a wife. Heading to the boulevards and nightclubs of Paris, he finds himself foiled by the intricacies of modern romance. Preceded by Étaix’s 1961 short film Rupture. (Le soupirant, Pierre Étaix, France 1962, 82 min., French w/subtitles)
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energy to us. If there’s one key factor that Green Day has, it’s probably the energy. I always say it doesn’t matter what we do, as long as we don’t go out and slaughter a bunch of bunnies — but even that might be considered OK if the music was good enough. Everything is about the music with this band. One hundred years from now I’m going to be ashes — we all will. But the music will still be there. And that’s what got me here; somebody else who is six feet under now, who was inspired to live their life the way that I’m doing. It’s a great gift they gave to me, and I’m just proud to carry the torch.” As for the legacy that he hopes Green Day leaves behind, “Music, baby,” Dirnt says. “The songs. I think what’s remained the same is our approach to writing songs,” Dirnt says. “I mean our core approach. There is so much truth in our songs, whether it’s just real or real ugly or coming from a real place. And then the fact that we have a never-say-die attitude toward our music. It doesn’t matter what’s going on out there nowadays, we’re going to keep being Green Day.” “It’s been a really great journey for our fans and for us,” Dirnt says. “The things that are different now…we’re obviously not broke anymore. But I’ve always felt the things in my life that make me happy, that I value most, money’s not an important part of those. So I think as long as you can keep that sort of perspective, then you’re in good shape. I don’t need fucking caviar on my waffles, and to this day I’m not afraid to pick up other people’s trash.” After postponing some dates after an on-stage meltdown from Armstrong in September 2012, Dirnt assures the band is primed and ready to pick up where it left off. “I think we’re ready,” he says. “There’s a reason we took so much time off, making sure we were ready. We didn’t hammer ourselves over the head. We want to go out and be successful. [We want to] play them all-out, and actually enjoy the shows, and connect with our fans and friends out there. That makes us feel like we want to do this for the rest of our lives.” That includes playing our little city along the mighty Genesee. “Last time I was there I had a great time,” Dirnt says. “And I’m gonna do it again.”
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[ OPENING ] G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG13): In this sequel based on the film inspired by a line toys, the G.I. Joes once again battle the evil forces of the Cobra empire. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, and Bruce Willis. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster HOLY MOTORS (2012): Léos Carax’s absurdist ode to the death of film in a post-digital age is thrilling, funny, and insane. It was also one of the most acclaimed films of last year. Starring Denis Lavant, Kylie Minogue, and Eva Mendes. Dryden (Sat, Mar 30, 8 p.m. & Sun, Mar 31, 2 p.m.) THE HOST (PG-13): Based on the Stephanie Meyer novel, where instead of vampires and werewolves, this time the love story involves alien invaders bent on enslaving the human race. Directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt, and Diane Kruger. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster IN YOUR DREAMS: STEVIE NICKS DOCUMENTARY (NR): In this music documentary, cameras follow the legendary rock singer as she begins work on her 2010 solo album “In Your Dreams.” Little (Tue, Apr 2, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.) NASHVILLE (1975): Widely considered Robert Altman’s masterpiece, the film follows several intertwining storylines revolving around the country music industry. Starring Lily Tomlin, Shelly Duvall, Keith Carradine, and Ned Beatty, among others. Dryden (Fri, Mar 29, 8 p.m.) PLANET OF SNAIL (2011): A sweet, big-hearted Korean documentary about an extraordinary couple: deaf and blind poet, Young-Chan, and his disabled wife, Soonho. Dryden (Wed, Mar 27, 8 p.m.) THE POETRY DEAL: A FILM WITH DIANE DI PRIMA (NR): An impressionistic documentary about the life of legendary Beat poet Diane di Prima. Little (Thu, Mar 28, 7 p.m.) SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR (1948): Fritz Lang directs this noir thriller about a woman who suspects that her husband may have plans to kill her. Dryden Thu, Mar 28, 8 p.m.) THE SUITOR (1962): Pierre Étaix’s homage to silent film comedies, about the romantic misadventures of a young astronomy geek in search of the perfect wife. Dryden (Tue, Apr 2, 8 p.m.)
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april 5-6 friday 7pm-midnight s at urday 1 2noon-8 p m radisson riverside, $25/day, 18+ James Franco stars in “Spring Breakers.” PHOTO COURTESY ANNAPURNA PICTURES TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION (PG-13): A marriage counselor, unhappy in her own marital situation, faces unforeseen consequences when she begins an affair with one of her clients. Starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Friday Night Lights”), Vanessa L. Williams, Brandy Norwood, and ahem, Kim Kardashian. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Greece Ridge, Tinseltown, Webster WATER CHILDREN (2011): Documentary following unconventional artist Tomoko Mukaiyama as she creates works exploring the miracle of fertility and motherhood. Little (Wed, Mar 27, 7 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] ADMISSION (PG-13): Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in this romantic dramedy, which means that even if the movie’s terrible, it will still be worth watching because hey, Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. Also starring Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn, and Michael Sheen. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE CALL (R): Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who must use her wits to help an abducted girl escape the clutches of a violent serial killer from her past. Also starring Abigail Breslin. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Greece Ridge, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE CROODS (PG): A prehistoric family sets off on an epic journey to find a new home after their cave is destroyed in this animated family adventure film from Chris Sanders (“How to Train your Dragon”). Featuring the voice talents of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, and Cloris Leachman. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG): Interplanetary space adventure abounds in this kidfriendly animated feature about a geeky blue-skinned alien who must travel to Earth to rescue his more heroic brother. Featuring the voice talents of Brendan Fraser, Jessica Alba,
Rob Corddry, William Shatner, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Culver Ridge THE GATEKEEPERS (PG13): This Oscar nominated documentary examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service agency. Little A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (R): John McLane is back in the fifth installment of the “Die Hard” franchise, this time teaming up with his CIA agent son to take down a group of Russian terrorists. Starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Cinema IDENTITY THIEF (R): Hijinks ensue as Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy explore the lighter side of identity fraud in this comedy about a mildmannered businessman who tracks down the con artist who’s been stealing from him. Also starring Jon Favreau, John Cho, and Amanda Peet. Canandaigua, Tinseltown THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (PG-13): Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi play past-their-peak magicians looking to revitalize their careers. Also starring Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, and James Gandolfini. Pittsford, Tinseltown JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (PG-13): Bryan Singer directs this epic, action-adventure retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk” starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, and Bill Nighy. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Tinseltown LIFE OF PI (PG): Ang Lee continues his unpredictable streak with an eye-popping adaptation of Yann Martel’s acclaimed novel, now a 3D adventure about a young man who survives a shipwreck and finds himself on a lifeboat with an orangutan, a hyena, an ailing zebra, and a Bengal tiger. Cinema, Little LORE (NR): A young girl must lead her siblings across war torn Germany after their Nazi parents are arrested by Allied Forces in this war thriller from acclaimed director Cate Shortland. Little
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OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R): Terrorists overtake the a White House in this action thriller starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Ashley Judd, and Melissa Leo. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL (PG): Director Sam Raimi presents the previously untold story of the origins of the Wizard of Oz. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster QUARTET (PG-13): Dustin Hoffman directs this comedy with a cast stacked with veteran British actors (Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly) about a home for retired opera singers thrown into upheaval after the arrival of a diva. Pittsford SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R): Lovably unstable mental patients Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence fall for one another and learn to ballroom dance in this likely Oscar contender from David O. Russell. With Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Culver Ridge, Eastview, Pittsford, Tinseltown SNITCH (PG-13): Dwayne Johnson infiltrates a drug ring as an undercover informant in order to clear the name of his wrongly convicted son. Also starring Susan Sarandon and Barry Pepper. Cinema SPRING BREAKERS (R): Four college coeds turn to criminal activity to fund their spring break debauchery, but soon find themselves in over their heads in this satire from director Harmony Korine. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and James Franco. Culver Ridge, Eastview, Greece Ridge, Tinseltown STOKER (R): Chan-wook Park, the director of “Oldboy” makes the jump to American cinema with this gothic mystery-thriller about one very unusual family. Starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, and Jacki Weaver. Little, Pittsford rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 25
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Jam Section BLUES/ROCK BAND Needs bass player. Experienced musicians, we have all the pieces but you! Call Mike 424-4122 or 7381151. CALLING ALL MUSICIANS OF ALL GENRES the Rochester Music Coalition wants you! Please register on our website. For further info: www. rochestermusiccoalition.org info@rochestermusiccoalition. org 585-235-8412 I SAY New Wave peaked in 1977-81. Who wants to play Blondie, The Cars, The Ramones, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, U2 and much more? I play bass. Craig. email@example.com MEN ENJOY SINGING Fun with the Chorus of the Genesee, Sing, learn, perform, share laughs and libation! Guest night Tuesday at 7 PM. Stop in at 58 E Main St, Webster. Call 585698-7784 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS (1955) Conn Trumpet (Coprion Bell) serial#517429 $800; (1960) Conn Trumpet (Director) $200; (1960) Wurlitzer Electric Piano model #200 serial #72828L $1500. All good condition 585-458-9722 ROCK STAR, MR. ROCHESTER, lead vocalist, is looking to form band (Classic Rock) with lead guitarist, bassist, drummer & rhythm guitars Covers & originals 585-473-5089 THE GREGORY KUNDE CHORALE is looking for male voices. Call for an audition now to join our fourteenth season! Info Line 377 7568 or visit our website www. gregorykundechorale.org
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blue and white wallpaper and ample, updated white cabinets are a charming combination for this kitchen while modern appliances make it functional for today’s needs. A half bath completes the first floor. Upstairs you find more oak floors in the three bedrooms—two have closets. The third bedroom with its huge skylight could work nicely as a den or office. An updated bath with a walk-in shower and a cedar closet in the hallway complete the second floor. The full basement contains the house’s mechanics as well as the laundry. The garage, an unexpected feature of a Corn Hill property, has space for one car. In addition to its beautiful houses, gardens, and parks, the Corn Hill neighborhood is famous for its two annual events—the Corn Hill Arts Festival in July and the Holiday Tour of Homes in December. The Corn Hill neighborhood is in the Rochester City School District and is served by the active Corn Hill Neighbors Association (www.cornhill.org). Several houses of worship, Corn Hill Landing, the Genesee Riverway Trail, the downtown business district, and Geva Theatre are all within walking distance. The house is listed at $154,900 with taxes of $5,008. For a tour, call Rick Leasure of RealtyUSA at 381-4400. by Bonnie DeHollander Bonnie is a Landmark Society volunteer.
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Volunteers A SECOND THOUGHT Resale Shop in East Rochester is accepting applications for volunteer sale associates and online researchers. Shop benefits people with disabilities in Guatemala. Call (585) 3402000. ARE YOU 55+ & interested in learning about local volunteer opportunities? Call RSVP! Many opportunities available. Help meet critical needs. Regular information sessions - call 2876377 or email email@example.com. BRIGHTEN A LIFE. Lifespan’s Senior Connection matches volunteers 55+ with older adults who could benefit from a weekly phone call or visit by a friend. Call Katie 287-6352 for info. CATHOLIC FAMILY CENTER needs volunteers to help people apply for citizenship. The commitment is 2.5 hrs per
mth one evening a month. Training is provided. For more information call Nate at (585) 546-7220 ex 4854. DYNAMIC VOLUNTEER opportunities at the Zoo await you. If you love the Zoo, donate your time today. To learn more, visit the volunteer page of the Seneca Park Zoo’s Web site at www.senecaparkzoo.org 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. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN STABLES, a therapeutic horsemanship program for
children and adults with developmental disabilities, is looking for volunteers to serve as horse leaders and side walkers. Call Kim Kennedy at (585) 3402016 or email kkennedy@ heritagechristianservices.org LIFESPAN’S OMBUDSMAN PROGRAMS looking for volunteers to advocate for individuals living in long-term care settings. Please contact call 585.287.6378 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF ROCHESTER needs adult tutors to help adults who are waiting to improve their reading, writing, English speaking, or
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Business Opportunities START A HOME BASED BUSINESS. Part-time or FullTime. Serious inquires only. 585-271-3243
Career Training ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-481-9472 www. CenturaOnline.com TRACTOR TRAILER TRAINING - Financial aid, Pell Grants, POST-911 GI Bill and housing, if qualified! National Tractor Trailer School, Liverpool, NY CALL TODAY: 1-800-243-9300 www. ntts.edu Consumer Information: www.ntts.edu/programs/ disclosures
Rochester, NY, small manufacturing company has immediate need for full or part time office manager. Duties include, but are not limited to: Accounts Payable and Receivable (basic knowledge of accounting principles critical-proficiency in Quick Books a must); prepare shipping documents, invoices, packing slips, etc. Part-time person will have same health benefits as full-time. Pay rate commensurate with abilities. Send resume to email@example.com
Senior SAP Technical Developer Rochester, NY. Carestream Health, Inc. Provide Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) and Web User Interface (WebUI) development to Global SAP Client Relationship Management (CRM) Service solution. Will use technologies such as BAPIs/BADIs/BDCs, SAPScript, Unix, ABAP00, WebDynpro ABAP, ABAP Workbench, Data Dictionary and IMG. Send resume to Eleanor Lathan, Carestream Health, Inc., 150 Verona Street, Rochester, NY 14608, attn: job #1122.
POOL DIRECTOR and Swim Specialists needed at outstanding Finger Lakes overnight camp. June 23- August 22. Live-in position. www.campsenecalake. com. Contact acantor@ jccrochester.org or call 585461-2000 x263 RGIS PROVIEDS RGIS provides: • Regular part-time work (30 hours) • Starting pay 9.00 + incentive pay • Promotion opportunities • Paid Training • Paid Travel & Per Diem • Transportation provided • Overnights (3 consecutive nights) Required •Generally leave on Monday return on Thursday • Group health plan after 90 days • Pre-employment Screening Required •Equal Opportunity Employer • No Experience Needed Call Mike Snead @ 585-427-2300 THE THINK AND GROW RICH of the 21st Century! Revolutionary breakthrough for success being
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Rochester Worships 2013 EASTER AWAKENING: RISE UP! AND CLAIM YOUR DIVINE SELF
Good Friday: "Crossing Out the Past" March 29, 7:00 p.m.
6 pm Dinner and Worship Service
Easter Sunday Music, Meditation & Message March 31, 11:00 a.m. Children’s Program, 11:00 a.m.
Christ Church Unity Unity
Church of the Daily Word
We welcome you!
CORNER OF 95 AVERILL AVE. & 68 ASHLAND ST.
55 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14607 www.unityrochester.org • 585-473-0910
Parsells Avenue Community Church
A spirit of joy, a place of welcome.
An American Baptist Church
Maunday Thursday service, Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Good Friday service, Friday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. Easter service, Sunday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Deborah Roof I N T E R I M P A ST O R
EASTER MORNING SERVICES:
8:00 Communion Sunrise service with Rev. Ray Bagnuolo Ontario Beach Park Bandstand 11:00 Easter Service with the Rev. Dr. Deborah Roof
Serving the Culver/Beechwood Neighborhood for over 110 years! 345 Parsells Avenue, Rochester (Off Culver Road)
Visit our website for photos and audio: www.parsellschurch.org
Come as you are... Be who you are! 121 N. Fitzhugh St. Rochester, NY 585.325.4000
Christ Episcopal Church 141 East Avenue
The Great Three Days +
Maundy Thursday – March 28 Holy Eucharist: 12:05 and 7:30 PM Good Friday – March 29 The Liturgy of Good Friday with Sung Passion - 12:00 Noon Stations of the Cross – following the Sung Passion Easter Eve – March 30 The Great Vigil of Easter - 7:30 PM Easter Day – March 31 Holy Eucharist – 8:00 AM Solemn Choral Eucharist* - 11:00 AM
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“We open doors to share community in Christ”
6:30pm • Agape Supper and Holy Eucharist
12:00noon • Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of Lourdes 3:00pm • Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday 7:00pm • Tenebrae
10:00am • Holy Saturday Liturgy of the Word 8:00pm • The Great Vigil of Easter
Brass Quintet prelude before both services 9:00am • Festal Eucharist 11:00am • Festal Eucharist
Sung Compline – 9:00 PM
(Child care for infants and toddlers at both services)
* The Rev’d Ruth Ferguson celebrates and preaches the solemn Eucharist. Organists Stephen Kennedy, David Higgs and Chelsea Barton play the Craighead-Saunders Baroque organ, and are joined by the Christ Church Choir.
2000 Highland Ave. (corner of Winton Road) • ROCHESTER-BRIGHTON Wheelchair accessible • Hearing loop • 585.442.3544
JOIN US DURING HOLY WEEK (March 24-31) Maundy Thursday at 12:15pm & 7:30pm Service of Holy Communion Good Friday at 7:30pm Tenebrae (Service of Darkness) Saturday at 8pm - Great Vigil of Easter Easter Sunday at 9:30am - Festival of Holy Communion
THE LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE INCARNATE WORD A Reconciling in Christ ELCA Congregation 597 East Avenue (at Goodman St.) 244-6065 Handicapped Accessible
P LY M O U T H S P I R I T U A L I S T C H U R C H Together We Are One
Maundy Thursday, March 28th
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6 p.m. – a light meal, Holy Communion & washing of hands & feet
Sunday Services 10:30 AM
All Message Service & Free Spiritual Healing, Third Weds ~ 7 PM
Good Friday, March 29th
Psychic Fair SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH
12 noon – Solemn Liturgy
11am–7pm • Free Admission
Great Vigil of Easter, March 30th
For more information and schedules www.plymouthspiritualistchurch.org Robin Higgins, Pastor ~ Phone: 585.271.1470
8 p.m. – Lighting of New Fire, Story of Salvation, Festive Communion
Easter Day, March 31st
8 & 10 a.m. – Festive Holy Communion
Please Join Us For Holy Week And Easter Sunday Liturgies HOLY THURSDAY
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM • St Mary’s Church Night Prayer: 10:45 PM • St Mary’s Church
GOOD FRIDAY St. Mary’s Church Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 12:10 PM St Boniface Church Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 3:00 PM Stations of the Cross: 7:00 PM
Easter Vigil: 8:00 PM • Blessed Sacrament Church (Reception following)
Mass: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:15 PM Blessed Sacrament Church Mass: 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM • St. Boniface Church Mass: 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM • St Mary’s Church
Blessed Sacrament is located at 534 Oxford St. (at Monroe) 271-7240 • www.blessedsacramentrochester.org
St Boniface is located at 330 Gregory St. (near South Ave) 473-4271 • www.stbonifacerochester.org
St Mary’s is located at 15 St Mary’s Place (near GEVA) 232-7140 • www.stmarysrochester.org
25 Westminster Road, Rochester NY 14607 across from George Eastman House
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HOLY WEEK with your Presbyterian neighbors Brighton Presbyterian Church 1775 East Ave, Rochester 14610 585.473.5876 www.brightonpresby.org Good Friday: 7:00 pm Easter Sunday: 9:30 am
Calvary St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Parish
68 Ashland St, Rochester 14620 585.325.4950 calvarystandrews.org Maundy Thursday: 6:00 pm Potluck Supper and Worship Service Easter Sunday Worship: 10:00 am
Dewey Presbyterian Church
(Located inside the Wesley United Methodist Church) 2009 Dewey Ave, Rochester 14615 585.254.1140 www.dapconline.org Maundy Thursday: 7:45 pm Service/Communion and Tenebrae in the Chapel Good Friday Service: 12:15 pm in the Chapel Easter: 9:30 am Breakfast, 11:00 am Worship
Downtown Presbyterian Church
121 N Fitzhugh St, Rochester 14614 585.325.4000 www.downtownpresbyterian.org Maundy Thursday: 6:00 pm light potluck; 7:00 pm Service/Communion in Celebration Center Good Friday: 6:00 pm Sanctuary Easter: 8:00 am Ontario Beach Park (Bandstand area), 11:00 Sanctuary
Lakeside Presbyterian Church 75 Stutson St, Rochester 14612 585.663.0644 www.lakesidepresny.org Palm Sunday: 10:00 am Maundy Thursday: 7:00 pm Easter Sunday: 10:00 am
Laurelton Presbyterian Church
335 Helendale Rd, Rochester 14609 585.482.9200 www.laureltonchurch.org Maundy Thursday: 6:00 pm Potluck dinner; 7:00 Service/Communion Good Friday: 12:00 Noon Service Easter: 6:30 am Sunrise Service: Durand Eastman Park Beach, 10:00 am Sanctuary
New Life Presbyterian Church
243 Rosedale St, Rochester 14620 585.473.1240 www.newlifepresbyterianchurch.org Maundy Thursday Service: 7:00 pm Good Friday: Sanctuary open from 12:00 – 3:00 pm for time of reflection Easter: 7:45 am Outdoor Easter Sunrise service, 8:30 am Easter Breakfast (all are welcome), 10:00 am Easter Worship Celebration
Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
9 Shelter Street, Rochester 14611 585.235.5967
Maundy Thursday: 7:00 pm Joint Service with Genesee Baptist Church-149 Brooks Ave. Good Friday: 12:00 Noon Sanctuary; Fish Fry available after service ($10 dinner/$15 Combo Dinner (fish/scallops) Easter Sunday: 11:00 Sanctuary
South Presbyterian Church
4 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester 14620 585.271.5078 www.southpc.org Maundy Thursday: 6:30 pm Simple meal and Labyrinth Walk Good Friday: 6:30 pm Healing Service Easter: 10:00 am Celebration of the Resurrection
Third Presbyterian Church
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Notice of formation of Marciano Brothers LLC, Articles of Formation filed with the NYS Secretary of State (SSNYS) on 08-272012. Office location Monroe County, SSNYS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against the company may be served. SSNYS shall mail a copy of any process to 435 Parma Center Road, Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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[ NOTICE ] NAMCO DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/17/10. 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, PO Box 20135, Rochester, NY 14602-0135. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Not. Of Form. Of Dunleavy Irish Dance, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/12/12. Office: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 101 Lincoln Pkwy, Suite D, East Rochester, NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Hare House Enterprises LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 2/21/13. County: Monroe. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to
301 Willowbrooke Dr, Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. Of M&M Gardens LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail copy of any process to LLC at 445 Peck Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Obsidian Group, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 11/14/12. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC, 15 Alger Drive, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Roc Alternative, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/11/13. 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. 89 S Union St, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. Of Form. Of Scrapbook Creations Retreats, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 01/23/13. County: Monroe. SSNY is designated agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC, P.O. Box 1171, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of South Ave Wine & Liquor, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/6/13. 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. 313 Pearson Lane, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of, Tricia Marsh Holistic Health Coach, LLC was filed with SSNY on 3/1/2013, county, Monroe. SSNY
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process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BURKWIT LAW FIRM, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/25/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of PLLC: Charles F. Burkwit, 16 E. Main St., Ste. 450, Rochester, NY 14614. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CandyBearLand, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/21/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 3340 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CRANBERRY CAPITAL WATER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/27/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DAVID PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/24/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at
which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of F. Zhang, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/5/13. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Greystone Vending LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/28/12. 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 Jeremiahs Penfield LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/14/13. Off. loc.: 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 JUNIOR IV ENTERPRISES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1881 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610. 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: Operation of restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of KAYJOR PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o
Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: BITACHON PROPERTIES AT ROCHESTER, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/08/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1911 Avenue L, Brooklyn, New York 11230. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mason-Bauman Agency LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/13. Off. loc.: 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 Northern Attachments LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 741 Maple Dr., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of OPEN BOOKINGS LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/12. Office in MONROE County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 78 Rossmore St. Rochester, NY 14606 Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PEARTREE HEALTH STRATEGIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/15/13.
Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 29 Leland Rd., Rochester, NY 14617. 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 Spectrum Creative Arts, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/23/13. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 46 Durand Drive, Rochester, NY 14622. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Stream D, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State (SSNY) on 01/18/13. Office location Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 31 Bracknell Circle, West Henrietta, NY 14586. Purpose Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Strong Will Development, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/14/13. 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 280 Marne St., Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of THE GENESEE EWE-ERY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/08/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 64 Beckerman Pl., Rochester, NY 14620. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Joanne Albano-Vaugh at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Upstate Fish, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/13. Off. loc.: 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 Zitka Island, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Timothy Farrell, 854 Esjay Drive, Victor, NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of ADVISORS CAPITAL PLANNING LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/27/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 03/19/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to NJ addr. of the LLC: 777 Terrace Ave., Ste. 608, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604. Arts. of Org. filed with NJ Dept. of Treasury, P.O. Box 628, Trenton, NJ 086460628. As amended by Cert. of Correction filed with SSNY on 02/13/13, office location is Monroe County. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Force-520 Metro LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/24/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/20/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Michael B. Kaplan, 9350 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 302, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, also the principal address. Address to be maintained in DE: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 615 South DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Forward Development, LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY
(SSNY) on 2/27/13. Off. loc.: Monroe County. LLC formed in North Carolina (NC) on 12/29/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the NC address of LLC: 128 S. Tryon St., Ste. 900, Charlotte, NC 28202. Arts. of Org. filed NC Secy. of State, 2 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of qualification of RIVERSIDE INVESTING, LLC. Authority filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/05/13. Office in MONROE County. Formed in UT on 11/07/12. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 157 Moul Road Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: Real Estate [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Rosswood Villa Apartments, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 1/22/1999. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Registered Agent Solutions, Inc., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 1008, Albany, NY 12260. Address to be maintained in CA: 9350 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 302, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, also the principal office. Arts of Org. filed with the CA Secretary of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Six Month Smiles, LLC. Fictitious name: Six Month Smiles, LLC (Delaware). Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/8/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. Principal office: 35 Main St., Scottsville, NY 14546. Address to be maintained in DE: 2711 Centerville Rd.,
Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Sweden SPE LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/19/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Paracorp Incorporated, 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 200, Sacramento, CA 92533. Address to be maintained in DE: 2140 S. Dupont Hwy, Camden, DE 19934. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] PATRIOT LAWN AND LANDSCAPE LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/12/13. 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, 38 Summertime Trl., Hilton, NY 14468. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] PAULA J. MARTIN CPA, PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/8/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1344 University Ave., Ste. 235, Rochester , NY 14607. Purpose: To Practice the profession of Public Accountancy. [ NOTICE ] RENT FROM US, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/8/2012. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Marchioni & Associates, 2024 W. Henrietta Rd., Ste. 3G, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
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on 02/13/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O BRU-BAG, LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: CONSUMER SERVICES OF WESTERN NY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/13/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O CONSUMER SERVICES OF WESTERN NY LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Daniele SPC, LLC.
Articles of Organization filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/1/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 2740 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Modern Sales, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/28/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 4 Niagara Street, Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION HOUND HAVEN HOTEL LLC ] Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”)
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on 01/05/2005. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to HOUND HAVEN HOTEL LLC, 1259 LAWRENCE RD., HILTON, NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 1744 MANITOU ROAD, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 1744 Manitou Road, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 3/20/13. 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 152 Snowy Owl Ridge, Rochester, NY 14612, 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 LLC ] Advanced Custodial Equipment and Supply, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on March 1, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 465 Blossom Road, 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 465 Blossom Road, Rochester, New York 14610. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PLLC ] Earlando Thomas, Physician, PLLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on February 19, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 206 Mill Stream Run, Webster, New York 14580. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 206 Mill Stream Run, Webster, New York 14580 The purpose of the PLLC
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is to practice the profession of medicine. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PRIVATE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is TGS KITCHENS, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed 2-22-2013 with the New York State Secretary of State, (SSNY) who is designated as Agent for Service of Process against the LLC. The SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 4391 Lake Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14612. Purpose - any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VISTA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Vista Property Management, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 3/13/13. 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 PO Box 77339, Rochester, NY 14617, The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2012-5977 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs Gerard R. Pinkerton; Nancy A. Pinkerton Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated March 1, 2013 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on April 10, 2013 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 Sweden, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 4450 Sweden Walker Road, Brockport, NY; Tax Account No. 085.01-1-2 described in
Deed recorded in Liber 7369 of Deeds, page 180. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $136,484.37 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: March 2013 Laurie A. Giordano, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2012-6268 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff vs Gary J. Lisman; Jackie Ward; Claire Howe; Katie Burke Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated January 2, 2013 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on April 9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 51-53 Morningside Park, Rochester, NY 14607; Tax Account No. 122.53-2-7 described in Deed recorded in Liber 6116 of Deeds, page 182. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $139,403.05
plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: February 26, 2013 Joanne L. Best, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ SUMMONS ] Index No. 9899/10 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006 WFHE4 3476 Stateview Boulevard Ft. Mill, SC 29715 Plaintiff vs. ROBERT BROWN AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF VALERIE N. DUNBAR A/K/A VALERIE NICOLE DUNBAR, UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF VALERIE N. DUNBAR A/K/A VALERIE NICOLE DUNBAR, CITY COURT OF ROCHESTER, GREEENWOOD TRUST COMPANY, MICHAEL F. ELIO, MONROE SEALERS, INC., MRC RECEIVABLE CORP., NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, PINNACLE CREDIT SERVICES LLC, ROBERT J. SCHILIRO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING THROUGH THE IRS JOHN DOE (Said name being fictitious, it being the intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein, and any parties, corporations or entities, if any having or claiming an interest or lien upon the mortgaged premises.) Defendants This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. To the above named Defendants: You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the plaintiff’s attorneys within thirty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint.
NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of Hon Joanne M. Winslow, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed the 7th day of March, 2013 at Rochester, New York. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage on the Following property: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, being Lot No. 5 of the WebsterWalrath Tract as shown by a map thereof made by W.R. Storey, Surveyor and filed in Monroe County Clerk’s Office April 29, 1914, in Liber 34 of Maps at page 21, excepting however, a strip of land 7.49 feet in width off the south of said lot which was heretofore conveyed to Maude Hembree and Ella M. Skeels by Warranty Deed dated September 16, 1915, and recorded in Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 970 of Deeds, at page 276. Said property hereby conveyed is situate on the south side of Raeburn Avenue, is forty (40) feet wide both front and rear and about one hundred (100) feet deep. These premises are also known as 31 Raeburn Avenue, Rochester, NY 14619 Richard S. Mullen, Esq Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 700 Crossroads Building 2 State Street Rochester, New York 14614
Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD
Can’t Possibly Be True
— Though Americans may feel safe that the Food and Drug Administration approves a drug only for certain specific uses, the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York ruled in December that drug company salespeople have a First Amendment right to claim that drugs approved for only one use can be marketed for nonapproved uses, as well. Doctors and bioethicists seemed outraged, according to the Los Angeles Times, generally agreeing with a University of Minnesota professor who called the decision “a complete disgrace. What this basically does is destroy drug regulation in the United States.” — Denials of disability allowances in the town of Basildon, England, near London, are handled at the Acorn House courthouse, on the fourth floor, where afflicted people who believe they were wrongly rejected for benefits must present their appeals. However, in November, zealous government safety wardens, concerned about fire-escape dangers, closed off the fourth floor to wheelchair-using people. Asked one woman, turned away in early February, “Why are they holding disability tribunals in a building disabled people aren’t allowed in?” (In February, full access resumed.) — Among the helpful civic classes the city government in Oakland, Calif., set up earlier this year for its residents was one on how to pick locks (supposedly to assist people who had accidentally locked themselves out of their homes), and lock-picking kits were even offered
for sale after class. Some residents were aghast, as the city had seen burglaries increase by 40 percent in 2012. Asked one complainer, “What’s next? The fundamentals of armed robbery?” (In February, Mayor Jean Quan apologized and canceled the class.) — We Must Kill This Legislation Because Too Many People Are for It: In February, the North Carolina House of Representatives Rules Committee took the unusual step of pre-emptively burying a bill to legalize prescription marijuana (which 18 states so far have embraced). WRAL-TV (RaleighDurham) reported Rep. Paul Stam’s explanation: Committee members were hearing from so many patients and other constituents (via phone calls and emails) about the importance of medical marijuana to them that the representatives were feeling “harassed.”
The Redneck Chronicles
Gary Ericcson, 46, was distraught in January at being charged with animal cruelty in shooting to death his beloved pet snake. He told the Charlotte Observer that he is not guilty, as the dear thing had already passed away and that he shot it only “to get the gas out” so that other animals would not dig it up after he buried it. He said he was so despondent (fearing that a conviction will prevent him from being allowed to have even dogs and cats) that in frustration he had shot up and destroyed a large cabinet that housed his Dale Earnhardt collectibles.
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Compatibility is key. Steer clear of anyone putting pressure on you to make a decision or to do something you don’t want to do. Having similar interests and backgrounds will make the difference between a short fling and a relationship that will lead to a commitment. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Use your imagination and get involved in something you normally wouldn’t volunteer for, and you will be surprised by the relationship possibilities that develop. Sharing suggestions will make you realize how much you have in common with someone you encounter. Express your
feelings and your intentions. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Physical activity, travel and social events will lead to an interesting interaction with someone who is playful, fun-loving and looking for a special relationship. Love is in the stars, and sharing your thoughts about life and where you are heading will bring you closer together. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Talk is cheap, so unless someone is ready to make you a promise, play it cool and platonic. Time will be the true test regarding whether you have trust issues. Emotional disappointment is likely, but the experience will be worthwhile.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Hop on the roller coaster -- you don’t want to miss the action. Emotions will flare up, attraction will mount and, although it may not be a smooth ride, you’ll end up with a relationship that is passionate, intense and impossible to give up. Live, love and laugh. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t let love cost you emotionally, financially or physically. You’ll attract someone unpredictable who overreacts, overdoes and overindulges. Before you decide to travel this path, question what you will end up with. Choose stability over uncertainty. It may
not be as exciting, but it will be lasting. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Finding love won’t be difficult, but changing minds and fickle hearts will make it hard to know whether you are into to someone. Enjoy the company that surrounds you and refrain from making a promise that you aren’t likely to keep. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Secretive action will get you into trouble. Expect someone to intrigue you. Temptation can lead to a vulnerable position that can damage your reputation. Honesty and integrity will be required if you want to step into a situation that will be
memorable but short-lived. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you aren’t happy with your personal life, make the adjustments that will allow you to turn things around. Open your heart, share your feelings and prepare to head toward someone you feel matches you mentally, physically and emotionally. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Expect ulterior motives to be behind someone’s interest in you. Back up and give whoever is trying to get close the room to show what’s really behind all the fuss. Once you establish what’s expected of you, it will be easy to manipulate the outcome.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Rely on past experience, good memories and the type of history or common interests you have with someone, and you will end up with the person best suited to you. A promise should be offered that determines how you will share love, life and future responsibilities. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t put pressure on someone you are attracted to, and don’t give in to someone trying to manipulate you into something you don’t want to do. Force plays rarely work when it comes to love. Choose someone who fits your routine, lifestyle and goals.
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