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On whether we should require readers to give their names when they post comments on our website:

I understand the need for some channel for posting without a name. However, it seems to me that only a very small percentage of anonymous posters have a valid need to protect their identity. The vast majority of anonymous posting seems to be connected to vitriol, negativity, and hurtful or hyper-critical venting. Anonymous posters can be hiding political and racial agendas or control issues. Also, anonymity allows one person to appear to have many voices and thus an unequal power of voice in the community. At its worst, anonymity allows a corporate campaign to be disguised as a grassroots movement, and that is toxic to democracy. Here’s my suggestion: Those who post must provide an identity. Those who fear reprisal or professional harm can submit their posting to City and ask City to post it anonymously. City makes the call: either accept and post without a name because of the quality of the material or let the submitter know they can post, but must use a name that City can verify. DOUGLAS MACINTYRE

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a rationale to someone’s decision on associating his/ her name with an opinion. Fear and courage, risk and benefit are very personal conditions. I won’t judge the content on the basis of the person’s choice on disclosing her/his identity. I am disturbed by the increase in vitriolic commentary, but I don’t see an absolute correlation between tone and anonymity. I’ve seen logical and respectful comments made by unnamed contributors, and I have seen people willing to add their names to hateful and hurtful statements. GREG

One time I stated my opposition in the D&C to duck hunting in the ponds in Greece. Many angry hunters replied, and I started to get a new magazine in the mail about every day. They were signing me up for subscriptions. Now I only write letters that say next to nothing. (NAME WITHHELD)

Give me anonymity or give me death! The Democrat and Chronicle did away with anonymous comments and only allows them from those with Facebook accounts. The result was pretty much the end of all comments. Many people can’t use their own names because of possible repercussions with friends and family and at their workplace. Editors will need to monitor comments, but it’s a small price to pay for stimulating and meaningful discussion. MRS. SILENCE DOGOOD

When someone won’t attach their name to their public comments, I tend to discount the comments as somehow less than genuine. However, if someone gives an argument that is well though out and constructed, I think the idea will stand on its own, regardless of who the author might be.

My real worry is all of the anonymous money pouring into our political system. It seems clear that our system has already been seriously corrupted by people with large sums of money, and it alarms me that so few people seem to care. Most people seem to ignore the harm being done to other people. But by the time they wake up, when it affects them personally, it may be too late to salvage our democracy. DAN WALSH

In the past you have commented that you do not know why we are able to find candidates for office given the harsh economic, severe social issues, etc. I agree, especially in the increasingly harsh online media environment that has emerged. I am frequently critical of politicians, but I decided I ethically need to attach my name to my comments. I feel badly for politicians who must face not only necessary questioning of their work, but also the nefarious nature of anonymous comments, sometimes even from political opponents or their operatives. This anonymity gives politicians no legitimate way to respond. What a discouragement to smart, talented people to step forward to work long hours for next to nothing to improve our city. I cannot support anonymous culture, whether it is from your readers or from the Koch brothers, because it is hurtful to our society, to government, and to our political processes. LARRY CHAMPOUX

Commenting anonymously, or with a pseudonym, is an ancient tradition that will outlive City, and maybe even the internet. Anyone challenging gender, race, religious, or economic-power status quos may do it at great personal cost. In a different time or place, they could have even been in danger of their lives for speaking

truth to power. City and its comment readers will never know if a pseudonym is being used, so the paper won’t be able to enforce the naming requirement. If a comment has some truth to it, it shouldn’t matter how it is signed, and probably shouldn’t be ignored. LOUISE WU

The problems at East High

Go back to neighborhood schools. It sounds simplistic, and admittedly I’m far from an education expert, but the so-called “experts” are and have been failing for a very long time. Get back to basics. Kids need a solid foundation (i.e. the ability to read and write) before we can expect anything else of them. J

I graduated from East in ’05, and it was hard, but I had parents that cared. Maybe RCSD should make more parents accountable for their child’s education. My youngest sister is currently at East, and she is supposed to graduate next year. She is an honors student. Someone explain what is going to happen with the students like my little sister. The problem here isn’t the school; it’s the students that don’t want to go to school and put in the effort. If you shift these kids to other schools, those schools are going to end up like East. NESSA LABOY

What about giving the school financial resources to provide adequate, updated materials for students? I graduated from East in ‘97. I had to get into honors classes to get teachers who wanted to teach and students who wanted to learn. I had classes with not enough desks, dilapidated class materials, outdated computers. The school looks like a prison. Also, many students do not know what it means to work for a reward, and the school offers few incentives

to work towards a longer, rewarding education. Another fact: Students are told to not go into local businesses during school hours because a few bad apples have ruined the school’s reputation. Right away they are being told no one wants them around; they are treated as worthless people, so why should they come to school? Instead of giving up on the school, give it financial resources for updated, technologically current tools, incentives and reasons to achieve higher education, and a physically attractive place to learn, and just maybe student attendance will increase and teacher morale will improve. WENDY MOON

O’Brien and the Dems

On State Senator Ted O’Brien’s recent votes: Ted

is representing a larger group of voters and constituents with wildly different views. So he’s doing his job. Undocumented workers and their families are a much bigger issue for the state and its agricultural backbone than people want to talk about. Their children get educated in the K-12 years, but there are barriers due to immigration status that prevents access to college loans and filling out FAFSA legally. But conservatives claim they want folks willing to work hard and fix their own problems... which is part of the DREAM act... go parse that one.

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Why does “investing” always mean that taxpayers foot the bill so someone can get something for free? How about letting convicts get a college degree but requiring them to pay back the cost of it after they are released from prison, much like a lawabiding college graduate has to pay back a student loan? ERIK

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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER

Good news and cynicism Several friends have been on my case about focusing on Rochester’s problems so often. Can’t I, they ask, write about some of the good things that are happening here? And certainly there are plenty of good things to write about. Last month, at the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation’s “Changing Fortunes” program, a panel of business and college leaders discussed new, and very positive, developments in downtown Rochester. I was impressed not only by the projects they mentioned but also by the context in which they’re taking place. Rochester has lost so many manufacturing jobs that it makes you weak to think about it. A couple of days later, the D&C’s Pat Burke speculated that Kodak’s new CEO may be charged with selling the company (well, selling what’s left of it). Kodak’s Rochester employment, Burke reminded us, has shrunk from a high of more than 60,000 to about 2300. We’re getting new businesses, but we don’t have big industry coming in. Our new-business employment growth is measured in the dozens, not the thousands. Most Rochester businesses employ fewer than 100 people. So that’s the context. The panelists at the RDDC event seemed neither grim and defeated nor foolishly optimistic and boosterish. There was no talk about Big Projects, no news with a wow factor. Just a discussion of new, small businesses starting, new job-training efforts: incremental steps, but definitely incremental steps forward. And while many of us complain that we’re losing young adults to other regions, we certainly haven’t lost them all. You can see the evidence in the crowds at downtown and eastside restaurants and bars. And you can see it in the growing number of young adults living in the growing number of downtown apartments. We’re not seeing an explosion of new businesses and downtown population, by any means. But the growth is real. And it seems to be sustainable. So there are indeed good things happening – in our population, in the local economy (assuming that winter doesn’t last forever), even in education. I’m cautiously optimistic about Mayor Lovely Warren’s Early Education Commission, which will document the need for stronger pre-kindergarten programs in Rochester and seek money to fund them. The obstacles are big, and it’s hard to predict whether Warren will be successful, but the potential is certainly there. But then there’s the context. Journalists like good news as much as anybody, but news is more than an announcement of a new program that sounds good. We won’t know whether that new

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Journalists deal in negative developments so often that we risk becoming overly cynical. But we can’t ignore the context.” program really represents good news until we find out whether it works. Journalists deal in negative developments so often that we risk becoming overly cynical. I have to fight that in myself. But we can’t ignore the context. And last week, context reared its head again, in another Community Report Card from ACT Rochester. Here are excerpts from our article on that report: “The region’s child poverty rate, 19 percent, is below the state and national rates. But the child poverty rate in the City of Rochester is an absurd 47 percent. The city numbers are even higher for African American and Hispanic children.” “Twenty-nine percent of third graders in the region passed the state’s new reading test, below the state’s 31 percent average. The passing rate in the City of Rochester was an abysmal 6 percent.” “The City of Rochester had the lowest median income in the region, $30,708, with the highest rate of poverty, 32 percent.” So that’s what we’re up against. I have a lot of hope for the positive developments we keep hearing about. And one of the most positive things about all of this is that despite the odds, literally thousands of people are trying to solve the problems. We’re a small city, with a lot of regional resources. And the challenges shouldn’t be impossible to overcome. The question, I guess, is whether we can pull those resources together effectively enough to lick our problems. And then, sadly, both history and my cynicism pop up.

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Rochester gets small aid boost

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren asked Governor Andrew Cuomo for $100 million for a downtown performing arts center. She didn’t get it. But Warren did get an extra $6 million for the city, bringing the amount of aid Rochester will get via the new state budget to $94 million. The City of Rochester has a $28 million budget gap to close. Warren is expected to present a budget in May.

Stark divide

ACT Rochester’s yearly report card provided yet another bleak picture of life for some in the City of Rochester. Highlights: the city’s child poverty rate is an absurd 47 percent. The numbers are even higher for African American and Hispanic children. And Rochester has the lowest median income in the region, $30,708, with the highest rate of poverty, 32 percent.

Segregated schools

New York State’s public schools are the most racially segregated in the nation, according to a report from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.

The report, which spans from 1989 to 2010, says the problem has been heightened by the state’s real estate, zoning, and health care policies.

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Obamacare enrollment ends

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ended with millions of last-minute calls and visits to the government’s federal enrollment site, www. HeathCare.gov. The Obama administration says the call center handled 2.5 million calls last weekend alone. The number of enrollees has also climbed, igniting a debate over the data.

Prekindergarten expansion

The Rochester City School District will receive $10.8 million from the state to expand its half-day prekindergarten program into a full-day program. The funds will allow Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas to offer enrollment to most of the city’s 4 year olds, which is one of Vargas’s main strategies to improve student achievement over the long term.

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NEIGHBORHOODS | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

Explore the Neighborhood of the Arts Here’s a chance for all of you closet super sleuths to activate your inner Sherlock while nabbing some prizes, too. On Friday, May 2, the business association of the Neighborhood of the Arts will launch a summer-long scavenger hunt called Explore NOTA. QR codes, which are similar to bar codes, will be displayed in participating businesses throughout the neighborhood. You’ll scan the code with your smart phone to earn points. Completing a series of visits will earn you a virtual badge. Each month has a theme. June is the garden challenge, for example, so you’ll earn

a badge if you visit all participating NOTA gardens and scan the codes. “The goal is to get people to explore the neighborhood and get to know the businesses,” says Meg Colombo, a spokesperson for the Memorial Art Gallery. Colombo is an advisor to the Explore NOTA event. Other badge themes are music, public art, cultural, foodie, and event. The event badge will be earned by finding and scanning codes at NOTA events, such as the Clothesline Arts Festival. The monthly challenges make it possible for short-term players, including people visiting the city, to

participate, Colombo says. You can scan all the public art QR codes, for example, in a single day. A virtual leaderboard will show the most active players based on the number of scans and badges earned. The standings will be displayed in real time, Colombo says, “so you can actually watch people move around the board.” The event ends in October. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the NOTA street art event. More information should be available soon on the Explore NOTA Facebook page, https://www. facebook.com/ExploreNOTA

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The organizations do not object to RED-Rochester withdrawing water from the lake, or to the amount of water the company wants. But they do have some big picture concerns about whether the permit application and DEC review process do enough to stress efficient water use.

ENVIRONMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE

Eastman park permit could set precedent Water is crucial to life, and to the rebirth of Eastman Business Park. The park has a self-contained, specialized utilities system that depends on large quantities of water from Lake Ontario. RED-Rochester, which owns the park’s utility system, has applied for a state permit to withdraw up to 54 million gallons of lake water per day to keep those utilities running. Previously, the park’s utility system didn’t need a water withdrawal permit. But in 2011, a law passed that broadly regulates and restricts water withdrawals throughout New York. The purpose is to fulfill New York’s commitment under a multi-state Great Lakes water conservation and protection pact. RED-Rochester’s application will be a test case of sorts. The company is one of the first industrial users to apply for a water withdrawal permit, and the application will set a precedent for future reviews, says Larry Levine, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council of New York. Last Friday, a group of 18 state and local environmental and advocacy groups submitted a letter to the State Department of Environmental Conservation regarding REDRochester’s application. NRDC took the lead on drafting the comments, though other signers include the state Sierra Club chapter and the Rochester Raging Grannies.

The organizations do not object to REDRochester withdrawing water from the lake, or to the amount of water the company wants. They're concerned about whether the permit application and DEC review process Eastman Business Park’s power plant relies on water from Lake Ontario do enough to stress for some of its systems. FILE PHOTO efficient water use. DEC’s press office did not respond to “They’re not really questions in time for this issue. scrutinizing the applications,” Levine says. Local and state leaders say Eastman The organizations say they’re worried that the DEC is treating the permits as a formality. Business Park is critical to the region’s economic growth. And they say that the In the letter, they say RED-Rochester has laid park’s utilities system makes it attractive to out “a range of laudable water conservation industries. Lake Ontario water is used in measures.” The DEC should, they say, make the park’s power plant; for high-pressure those efforts mandatory in the permit. Those measures include identifying and steam; and in the chilled, purified, and addressing leaks, reducing fire protection industrial water systems. system leaks, and working to help customers The park’s economic importance isn’t use water more efficiently, says REDlost on environmental groups, Levine Rochester spokesperson Dave Lundy. says, and they understand that the lake Applicants should also have to analyze water is an important resource. But a alternative measures for conservation, the vigorous withdrawal permit program letter says. In RED-Rochester’s case, it says, could help make sure the resource isn’t the company could evaluate the feasibility strained, he says, which in turn would of installing a more water-efficient cooling benefit the park by ensuring a reliable system in its power plant. water supply.

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East’s end? When a school is failing as badly as East High, the surrounding community seems to go through many of the same emotional transitions as a person dealing with a life-threatening illness. Many of those raw emotions were evident at a meeting at East last week, where about 100 students, parents, staff, and residents reacted to the State Education Department’s command to fix the school. Some students and parents said they’re shocked by the news, and many students vigorously defended their teachers. They said their success in school is a direct result of their teachers’ hard work and caring. East’s librarian said she’s angry because she doesn’t have the resources to help the school’s nearly 1,800 students. “If we’re trying to support reading and writing, why are we taking away [positions]?” she said. “We’re in a crisis mode.” And many of the parents and students said they’re angry at the parents who don’t engage with East. “There’s only so much staff can do without parental support,” said Frances Drumgoole, a home school assistant. The SED has given district officials until the end of April to come up with a plan for East. The options are: turn it over to SUNY, close the school and open another one, convert East to a charter, or partner with some other entity to run the school.

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Spectrum Gallery Parisian Structures and Cuban Lines

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The Shoe Factory Art Co-op April Showers Bring May Flowers

Bernunzio Uptown Music Hiroya Tsukamoto in Concert Beth Brown Art & Design Studio Open Studio

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Queer careers Riley Folds says he had the same questions that many LGBTQ people have when he began thinking about his career. “My personal life is my personal life,” he says. “Why does my personal life matter to my work life? But our work [lives] and our personal lives collide every day, so it does matter.” Folds is the founder of Out for Work, a nonprofit organization that prepares LGBTQ college students for life in the work force. He’s also the author of “Your Queer Career: The Ultimate Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Job Seekers.” Nazareth College’s career services department will host “Your Queer Career,” a talk by Folds, at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 7, in the Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. Folds says he spends much of his time talking with students about the transition from college to the job market. “Academia provides such a comfortable environment and these students are working hard and taking on leadership roles, and they’re doing all of these amazing [social activist] things,” he says. “But then they have to go out into the working world and they have to move to places like Kansas or Texas, places where there isn’t this kind of support and protection [for LGBTQ employees].” Almost everyone in today’s economy could use some type of career counseling, Folds says. “But specifically for LGBTQ individuals there are clearly different challenges that enter the process that heterosexual individuals never really have to consider,” he says. Research shows that sexual orientation

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and gender identity have no correlation to how individuals perform at work. But reports over the last 20 years show “high levels of discrimination against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people at work,” according to multiple studies by the UCLA School of Law. One study says that as many as one in four LGBT employees experienced discrimination in the workplace. And about one-third were not out at work due to fear and intimidation, the study says. Employment for transgender individuals is especially dire. The Human Rights Campaign says that in surveys between 1996 and 2006, as many as 57 percent of transgender respondents said they experienced

We’re not saying you should be running in with your rainbow flag every day.” RI L EY F OL DS discrimination both in getting jobs and while employed. And the Employment Discrimination Act has stalled in Congress. ENDA would prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Though the problem has eased somewhat in the last few years, Folds says, LGBTQ individuals can still be fired, or denied employment or a promotion in 29 states. Most of the questions that students have are about resumes and interviews, Folds says. For example, “What does it mean to be out on a resume or in an interview?” Or, “How out should I be?” Folds has an exercise where students are asked, “Would you target LGBTQ [friendly] companies?” “Would you target them, but it wouldn’t be a deal breaker?” “Or would you target any organization, no matter what their policies are?” Folds says he typically finds that most students prefer the first two choices. And most are embarking on their first interviews for internships or entry level positions, he says, so they’re already stressed. Adding the LGBTQ component ratchets their anxiety even higher, he says. “We’re not saying you should disclose, ‘Yes, I’m bisexual’ or ‘Yes, I’m a lesbian,’” Folds says. “We’re saying, ‘These are my skills, qualities, and experiences that I’ve had via this community, and they’re valuable


skill sets for your organization.’” He says that some students worry about vocational stereotypes, such as gay men being perceived as more suitable for feminine jobs and lesbians being perceived as more suitable for masculine ones. Those concerns may have historical roots. LGBTQ historians have found that gays often pursued some vocations, such as floral design and hairdressing, out of a necessity to be self-employed. Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of the online gay social network Grindr said as much in a recent Inc.com interview. Before starting Grindr, Simkhai said he questioned whether his sexual orientation might prevent him from being successful in the corporate world.

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Riley Folds tells students that being gay is only one part of a person’s identity, and that it doesn’t define them. PROVIDED PHOTO

Folds says he urges students not to limit

their career choices because he’s seen a shift in corporate culture during the last 10 years. “Out for Work is supported by about 40 Fortune 500 companies and they come to us to find ways to recruit LGBTQ specific candidates as a component of their diversity recruitment model,” Folds says. “They’re looking for different ways to attract talent other than just going to the college career fairs every year. They want to know how else they can target this community for the jobs they have.” Growth industries like aerospace, health care, and the STEM-related fields are looking for this diverse talent, he says. And some of the push to attract LGBTQ workers comes from employees within these companies. “They want people to know that this is an inclusive place to work, that you can bring your whole self to work, and this is a top organization for LGBTQ individuals,” he says.

Students also have to do their homework, Folds says. For example, when working with students who are pursuing careers in education, he says, they should know if the state or municipality provides protections for LGBTQ individuals. “What is the district’s nondiscrimination policy?” Folds says. “Are there any LGBTQ groups within the system? Can you network with other individuals within that school to find out what the climate is for someone who identifies as LGBTQ?” Though Folds says he doesn’t tell students they can’t be closeted, he does say that it may be getting harder due to social media. And being closeted carries its own message. “We’re not saying you should be running in with your rainbow flag every day,” he says. “But just being yourself and taking your whole self to work benefits both the employee and the employer.”

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

Education talk

Interfaith Impact of New York’s Rochester chapter will present the discussion, “The Public in Public Education,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. Poverty, funding inequities, and strategies for improvement will be discussed. Jody Siegle, executive director of the Monroe County School Boards Association, will be one of the speakers. The event will be held at

First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South.

Ukraine panel discussion

University of Rochester history and political science professors will hold a discussion on the crisis in Ukraine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 3. The panelists will talk about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s objectives, speculation of his next moves, and Europe’s dependence on Russian energy exports. The event will be held at the River Campus, Dewey Hall 2161.

Urban education lecture

Nazareth College will present “Keeping Students Engaged,” a lecture by NYU professor Pedro Noguera, at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 3. Noguera is the author of several books, including “The Trouble with Black Boys and Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Schools.” His lecture will be held in the Arts Center.

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The 2014 Annual Manual special-events guide mistakenly stated that the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival will include two days of festivities. The event, running September 18-27, 2014, will feature 10 days of music, theater, comedy, art, film, family entertainment, collaborative performances, and more in downtown Rochester.


Dining

The dining room, sweet-and-sour duck-wing appetizer, and an espresso martini at Roam Café (left to right). PHOTOS BY THOMAS J. DOOLEY

Paleo, but no dinosaur burgers Roam Café 260 PARK AVE. 360-4165, ROAMCAFE.COM MONDAY-SATURDAY 11:30 A.M.-11 P.M. (BAR OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT), SUNDAY 11 A.M.-10 P.M. (BAR OPEN UNTIL 11 P.M.) [ REVIEW ] BY LAURA REBECCA KENYON

Following a diet is, in general, difficult. The science regarding what we “should” eat is confusing. Remember when eggs were bad for us? Or when carbs were a good thing? A recent study suggested that saturated fats, named as a risk factor for heart disease for more than 20 years, might actually be benign. Still, diet regimes capture attention and fantasy, and I am not immune. I have been on my share of diets (or, more accurately: the same one, over and over again). By far, the largest challenge has been eating out. Where can I find something that I like that’s on the plan? If I go out with friends, are there items on the menu they’ll like, too? Park Avenue’s Roam Café provides one solution to this quandary, particularly if you are on the paleo diet. In case you aren’t familiar, paleo posits that we should be eating like our Paleolithic ancestors, consuming only seafood, meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. No dairy, no cereal grains, no refined sugars. Shortly after Roam switched owners in the

summer of 2011 — you may remember it as a café serving up both gelato and motorcycles — paleo-friendly items started popping up on the menu. “It’s been well received,” says co-owner Marie Nye, who runs the restaurant with Drew Nye and Maurice Kusminsky. “There’s a strong presence of paleo-conscious people in Rochester.” The menu is not entirely paleo friendly, but there are enough options to make ordering simple for those who are on the diet — all paleo dishes on the menu are clearly marked. Most of the paleo items aren’t unusual, either. The ribeye steak ($20, includes two sides) is just what you’d expect, well marbled, and flavorful. The steak we ordered was just under an inch in thickness, and this thinness may be the reason why it came cooked to medium when it had been ordered medium-rare. The flavor held up nonetheless. Topping it with not-paleo-friendly blue cheese ($1) added salt and a pleasing funk. The stockyard sirloin steak ($18, includes two sides) is thicker, standing two inches tall. Tender and bloody (the way it was ordered), it oozed juices on to the plate and never became dry. These juices are tasty when mingling with the (non-paleo) garlic parmesan fries (included with the steak, or $3.50 as a side). On their own, the fries have a light garlic and parmesan flavor, crisp

texture, and light brown color. They’re good, but so much better when they’ve soaked up the steak’s jus. The thick bone-in pork chop ($17, includes two sides) is rubbed with espresso, grilled, and then topped with a dried cherry reduction. The coffee flavor isn’t pronounced; if anything, it adds charred notes to the dish. The cherry reduction resembles a wine-tomato sauce; it adds a hint of sweetness and fruit, but if you didn’t know it was made from cherries, it would be hard to identify it as such. Both the sweetpotato mash and sautéed garlic spinach (included with the entrée, or $3.50 each) are paleo sides. The sweet potatoes are roughly mashed, with fibers still visible. They’re sweet but not overly so, nor creamy — there’s no added sugar or dairy fat creating the richness you might normally expect. The spinach is mildly garlicky. Like kale, it’s one of those vegetable that lends itself to feeling smug about healthy eating. The tomato and cucumber salad (included with an entrée, or $3.50 as a side) was bland, a poor echo of the vitality and freshness the vegetables yield at the height of summer. Zucchini cakes ($7) are one of two paleo items on the appetizer menu (the other is steamed clams, served in a white-wine-lemon broth for $10). Like miniature, browned

omelets or servings of egg foo young, the cakes are spongy and eggy, the bits of green zucchini vividly present. The menu lists these as being topped with caramelized onions and crispy prosciutto. The onions, however, hadn’t been fully caramelized — they were pale brown and mellow, not mildly sweet. The prosciutto was difficult to see or taste. The best items Roam Café has to offer, however, are not on anyone’s proscribed diet. The espresso martini ($8) blends vanilla vodka with Baileys Irish Cream and espresso. It is lip-smackingly tasty, the kind of drink that disappears quickly without asserting its power until it’s too late. This drink not only won best cocktail in the 2014 Battledish Rochester competition, it won that category in the 2014 national Battledish competition. (Full-disclosure: I served as a guest judge in Battledish Rochester.) Lastly, let’s hope the sweet-and-sour duckwing appetizer ($10) moves from a special to a regular menu item. Three to an order, meaty drumsticks about four inches long are fried and then tossed in a tangy sauce. The mildly acidic sauce plays off the meat’s richness. It’s a refined take on the Buffalo wing, and a nice way to enjoy duck. If we’re lucky, the next nutritional study will proclaim the health benefits of fried food and alcohol. Until then, you can eat virtuously — or not — at Roam Café. rochestercitynewspaper.com

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Upcoming [ JAM/POP/ROOTS ] Rusted Root Thursday, May 15. Carmax Center Stage, Rochester Lilac Festival, Highland Park. 7 p.m. Free. Lilacfestival.com.

Music

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The Original Wailers Saturday, May 17. Carmax Center Stage, Rochester Lilac Festival, Highland Park. 7 p.m. Free. Lilacfestival.com. [ POP/ROCK ] Eddie Money Sunday, May 18. Carmax Center Stage, Rochester Lilac Festival, Highland Park. 7 p.m. Free. Lilacfestival.com.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4 PEARL NIGHTCLUB, 349 EAST AVE. 8 P.M. | $20 | 325-5660, FACEBOOK.COM/PEARLNIGHTCLUBROCHESTER [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Two serious EDM artists are coming

to the ROC this week: Downlink and Dieselboy. Downlink is known as one of the best bass DJs around, not only for his live sets, but also for his work as a producer. Dieselboy is just as big in the EDM scene, and he’s been taking his brand of bassand-drum music around the world since the 90’s. The two are megastars on their own. Just imagine how good a show featuring the both of them will be. Hoogs will also take a spin on the turntables. — BY TREVOR LEWIS

Heart THURSDAY, APRIL 3 AUDITORIUM THEATRE, 885 E. MAIN ST. 7:30 P.M. | $60.60-$130 | RBTL.ORG [ ROCK ] Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson — the core of the band Heart — have been heralded as two of the most legendary female performers in rock history. But the fact is, the Wilsons are two of the most legendary performers in rock regardless of their gender. Heart first broke out in the 1970’s with searing tracks like “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” and “Magic Man.” The band had an impressive second act in the late 80’s with a string of pop-rock hits, including “What About Love,” “Alone,” and “These Dreams.” Nancy’s roaring guitar work and Ann’s golden pipes are impossible to deny. — BY ERIC REZSNYAK

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Goodbye Ronnie

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Lily Virginia FRIDAY, APRIL 4 BOULDER COFFEE CO., 100 ALEXANDER ST. 8 P.M. | FREE | BOULDERCOFFEE.INFO [ POP ] New York-based artist Lily Virginia names her

genre of music as being “her own brand of alternative folk-pop.” She draws influences from fellow folk and pop artists such as Bon Iver, Fleetwood Mac, and Florence + The Machine, embracing the vulnerability and confessional nature of their music. Virginia’s music is raw and honest, brought to life through her rich, full vocals and creative, intelligent guitar playing. — BY LEAH CREARY

X Ambassadors TUESDAY, APRIL 8 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVE. 8 P.M. | $10-$12 | BUGJAR.COM [ ALT-ROCK ] X Ambassadors hails from Ithaca, but this regional band is on the brink of breaking big. The group has already toured with major acts like Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Eat World, and Panic At the Disco. It’s also featured on “Comfortable,” a great, slinky track off DJ group The Knocks’ latest release (a personal favorite of your humble writer). X Ambassadors’ new EP, “The Reason,” is up on Spotify and well worth checking out. The band has an assured, laid-back sound that blends an alt-rock vibe with some electronic elements. Don’t be surprised if you start hearing its tracks on Top 40 radio in the not-sodistant future. X Ambassadors plays with Parade of Lights and The Demos. — BY ERIC REZSNYAK

Is it possible to be profoundly melancholy without the splash of tears? Goodbye Ronnie’s “Between Two Fires” is a moody affair with an affinity for atmosphere and glimmering optimism that covers up the bruises. That’s partially a result of the sonic dichotomy between the ragged male vocals of Ronnie Lickers sparring with the coquettish trill of his female counterpart, Hope Kallback. The whole CD doesn’t wallow exclusively in the minor tranquility. Songs like “True, True, True” kick into boogie territory without losing their cavernous soul. Goodbye Ronnie performs a CD-release show Saturday, April 5, 8 p.m. at the Firehouse Saloon. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

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It’s simply amazing how, no matter how much gets layered onto Auld Lang Syne’s sound, it becomes more and more minimal. On this 10song album, the band swirls above a simple chaos like you’d hear on something that has Joe Henry’s hands on it. It’s downright epic with its angelic chorus of voices slithering in and out and around each other, and intertwining with things like French horn (I swore I heard French horn in there). It’s ultimately a mellow-down affair with brief sojourns into some rural giddy-up. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

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EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 PHILHARMONIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – NEIL VARON, CONDUCTOR FEATURING GUITAR SOLOIST Music of Mozart, Rodrigo, and Prokofiev Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm Free

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Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Tickets $25 general admission, $35 reserved box seats (discount with U/R ID) FRIDAY, APRIL 4 WARREN AND PATRICIA BENSON FORUM ON CREATIVITY Featuring the Eastman BroadBand Ensemble in collaboration with Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo, New York University, and Kairos Italy Theater Hatch Recital Hall, 8 pm Free

SUNDAY, APRIL 6 ROCHESTER CELEBRITY ORGAN RECITAL SERIES: ALAN MORRISON Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral, 2 pm Tickets $15 regular, $12 AGO members and seniors, $5 students

MONDAY, APRIL 7 EASTMAN SAXOPHONE PROJECT – CHIEN-KWAN LIN, DIRECTOR Featuring students in the saxophone studio Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm Free

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES – RENÉE JOLLES, VIOLIN WITH BARRY SNYDER, PIANO Music of Mozart, Ysaÿe, Sierra, Mendelssohn, and Schoenfeld Kilbourn Hall, 3 pm Tickets $10 general admission (free with U/R ID & one guest)

TUESDAY, APRIL 8 FACULTY ARTIST SERIES – BILL DOBBINS, PIANO Music of Dave Brubeck Hatch Recital Hall, 8 pm Tickets $10 general admission (free with U/R ID & one guest)

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Five local guitar makers discuss their craft [ FEATURE ] BY FRANK DE BLASE

It would seem that even a well-made guitar has no soul; it is merely wood and wire. But in music’s endless pursuit to get what is in the musician’s heart into the listener’s ear, the guitar is an important vessel, or at the very least a bridge in this quest. It’s true that the instrument is only as effective in this pursuit as its player, but there are guitar builders — technically called luthiers — who pour their own hearts and souls into the creation of these instruments, these tools. And whereas the musician wrestles with the perfunctory theory of sharps and flats and notes and scales, the luthier struggles to balance aesthetic beauty with required functionality. The instrument must be pleasing to the eye and to the ear. It’s an artistic endeavor over and above the actual construction of a musical item. City talked with five local guitar builders to discuss the passion and innovation that goes into a boutique-made guitar. We discussed art versus function, innovation versus tradition, and falling in love with a creation before setting it free.

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of them.” Now he sells the instruments he creates for $750 to $3,000 a pop. Though Mortillaro adheres to the tradition of working with wood on classic designs, he still looks to explore and innovate, as he did with his carbon-fiber archtop guitar. He enjoys “going outside the box with something a little bit off the wall, something that no one had tried yet, and trying to make that a reality,” he says. “It’s a balancing act, like trying to get the electronics to balance with the acoustics, to work out all the kinks.”

Bernie Lehmann LEHMANNSTRINGS.COM

Bernie Lehmann started building mountain dulcimers after graduating from Syracuse University in 1972. “They were simple,” he says. “Honestly, I didn’t know what one was, but I wanted to make stringed instruments and they looked like something fairly simple to get going on and learn the basic processes. I would eventually move to guitars.” Lehmann builds about a dozen instruments annually: flat tops, archtops, gypsy, and classical guitars, as well as mandolins and ukuleles, and lutes and Medieval-style fiddles. He even builds a weird hybrid instrument

Robert Mortillaro It takes time to build a beautiful guitar, especially if you’re busy fixing other people’s instruments. Because of his workload, guitar builder and repairman Robert Mortillaro only builds one or two custom-ordered guitars per year. “A Telecaster-type electric guitar I can finish in a weekend,” he says. “A flat-top guitar can take anywhere from a month to six months. The most elaborate guitar I built was for my brother for his graduation — graduation from high school. But I kept adding things onto it, so it became graduation from college.” Mortillaro, who has worked as a repair and set-up luthier at Bernunzio Uptown Music for 10 years, began building his own guitars in 2005. “I started building mostly solid-body electric guitars,” he says. “About a year later I really got into building acoustic flat tops.” But he wasn’t taking orders, they were all for him. Mortillaro holds a master’s degree in fine arts. “For my thesis at RIT I built a mandolin, a flattop guitar, and an electric guitar,” he says. “It was really a nice sense of accomplishment to see an idea develop into something that was tangible.” And he admits to growing attached to the fruits of his labor. “The first few I ended up hanging on to,” Mortillaro says, “because I didn’t want to get rid

[ PHOTOS ] BY JOHN SCHLIA

1. Robert Mortillaro works as a guitar builder and repairman at Bernunzio Uptown Music, and also creates one to two custom-ordered instruments per year (photo 3).

2. Bernie Lehmann creates a variety of stringed instruments in his workshop (photo 4), including guitars, ukuleles, Medieval-style fiddles, and even a hybrid mandolin-banjo called a “munjo.”


A work-in-progress being built in Bernie Lehmann's workshop.

Greg Bogoshian's RockBeach instruments are significantly different from traditional guitars. "Ergonomics are very important to me," he says.

he dreamed up with musician Laurence Sugarman, simply called the munjo. “It’s got a mandolin body with a five-string banjo neck on it,” says Lehmann. “And it has a Viking head carved into the headstock and it has a domed, lute-like back.” Though Lehmann focuses mostly on flattop guitars, all of his creations are functioning works of art. They sound as good as they look. The lush, supple woods, the exquisite hardware, the patina and mirror gloss of their finish give the instruments the look of fine furniture. The appearance is captivating, but Lehmann stresses the priorities. “Function and tone come first, but art is extremely important to me,” he says. “And I think the two can be combined. I’m always willing to experiment and see what I can get away with.” Lehmann has played around with innovations like installing second sound boards in a guitar to help brighten the response. He has also installed upper sound ports to bring more tone and sound up to the player’s ears. Lehmann estimates that he puts roughly 80 to 100 hours into a basic flat-top guitar — and that’s the minimum. A Lehmann guitar will cost between $4,000 and $15,000. And in those long hours he’s been known to grow attached and fall in love with some of his projects. It can be hard to let go. “It is very hard,” he says. “I get very attached to them. That’s part of the beauty for me, instilling myself into it, making each one a A headstock crafted by Robert Mortillaro, who holds a master's in fine arts from Rochester Institute of Technology. Instruments can take him as little as a weekend to build, or up to six months. unique piece of functional art.”

Greg Bogoshian ROCKBEACH GUITARS ROCKBEACHGUITARS.COM

Twelve years ago, Greg Bogoshian was playing in a group called Circle of Friends at Covenant United Methodist Church. Up to that point, he’d never built so much as a birdhouse out of lumber. But after stumbling upon some gorgeous planks of African Padauk at Pittsford Lumber, Bogoshian was moved to action. “I’d never seen wood with that color, that grain to it,” he says. “I said, ‘I have to do something with it.’ I’d never built anything

with wood before.” Bogoshian had played acoustic, but thought it was time to switch to electric. So he built an electric guitar, drawing upon his 38 years of experience as a technician at Xerox. “I kind of used those skills, experiences, and techniques to develop my process for construction,” says Bogoshian. “And I used my instincts for what would sound good. I wanted to do it right.” There is no mistaking a RockBeach guitar. They’re radical enough to be different, but not so much so that they no longer

look like a guitar. The problem, according to Bogoshian, is players typically and stubbornly go for what they know — the Stratocasters, the Telecasters, the Les Pauls, and the SGs of their heroes. RockBeach guitars look different, not just for aesthetic reasons, but out of functionality. The beautiful woods are layered for durability and sustainability, and the body of the guitar is hollowed out or “channeled,” adding tone while at the same time reducing weight. The bottoms of the Cicada and Mantis models are split to go on the player’s leg as opposed to having the instrument slip and slide

around on their lap. “Ergonomics are very important to me,” Bogoshian says. Bogoshian builds roughly four to five guitars per year, spending anywhere from 75 to 300 hours on each, depending on complexity. A RockBeach guitar will typically run in the $1,300 to $2,800 range. Despite the time he spends with each piece, Bogoshian has no problem letting them go. “These guitars belong in more competent hands than mine,” he says.

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Beau Leopard started playing bass at 14 and quickly discovered he wanted more than was available out there. “About a year later I wanted a better bass,” he says. “I was interested in playing a five-string like I saw in magazines. I just wanted something more interesting.” “I grew up building stuff with my father, mainly skateboard-related things,” Leopard says. “He suggested I build a bass. So I did. I bought the neck pre-made, but I built the body. I had some help from local banjo builder Richard Newman, who was a friend of my father, with things like cutting the neck pocket out. As I went further down the road, it got quite involved.” In 2005 Leopard began building in earnest, basing his designs on the playability he required and the high-end instruments he saw advertised and at shows, like Les Claypool’s custom bass built by Carl Thompson. He focused on rare, high-end woods and intricate designs without forgoing the playability. “I think at first it was about appearance,” says Leopard. “And as the years went on it became more about function. Even the second and third basses I built in shop class in high school were pretty exotic. Early on I was blown away by the aesthetics of it.” As a builder, Leopard finds satisfaction in filling a void. “I like to see what a client wants that they can’t get out there,” he says. “Something that they haven’t been able to find. It gets pretty specific, like the distance between continues on page 14 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13


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the bottom of the string and the top of the instrument for those players who slap, is sort of critical. Overall, the most important thing is how it feels, how it balances. There’s not a lot out there that feels like my stuff does. There’s a lot of eye candy involved, but when you take that all away, it’s really about a highperformance instrument.” His customers are willing to forgo tradition to achieve this performance. “Granted,” says Leopard, “the p-bass [precision bass] and the j-bass [jazz bass] are the staple instruments. But I think bass players are a little more willing to take risks as far as custom instruments.” Leopard builds about four basses a year with 120 hours put into each one, not including client consultation time. His basses cost between $3,000 and $7,000. Despite the somewhat steep price tag and some musicians’ fear of the new, Leopard helps boost sales and awareness by encouraging test drives of his equipment at various open jams in the area, where he sets up hands-on displays of his work. “I put everything I have into these things, so sure, it’s tough to let go of them,” he says. “But it helps when they go to great players. I’ve sold some basses in Rochester, but the main market is mostly in major cities. I have had good luck in Toronto, L.A., New York.”

Ben Bruton BRUTON GUITARS BRUTONGUITARS.COM

Ben Bruton was a funky rock ’n’ roller in the Rochester-based band 11 Ft 7 during the 1990’s. After that band went six feet south, he discovered that he was equally handy with the tools he used to build guitars, which allowed him to remain involved in the music scene. “When the band decided to call it quits,” Bruton says, “I was like, ‘What am I going to do now?’ That was kind of my biggest

ambition. So I decided to marry the two talents I had so I could stay in music somehow. And with the wood-working skills and the music I thought, ‘Hey, you know what? Maybe I can venture into a business with this.’” Bruton started his business back in 2008, but he built his first guitar in 1998, and took it on the road for four years. Bruton perfected his luthier skills as an intern with Bernie Lehmann for a year and a half. That helped him to implement the features he desired as a player, in addition to meeting the demands of his clients. “They were things I wanted as a player,” says Bruton. “But it wasn’t exclusive. As I started to build more for people, their input was very important. But a lot of that had to do with details like how it was set up and the finer points. But the actual model shapes and things like that were just really things that appealed to me.” The appeal is both aesthetic and tangible to Bruton. “I think it’s a magic combination of both,” he says. “It’s functional art, when you come right down to it.” At his highest point of productivity Bruton figures he was probably building 12 guitars annually. It varies year to year. “It’s not a ton,” he says. “But I’m staying busy.” He figures he can bang out one of his simpler models in less than a week. The fancier guitars take a while longer. “For some of my more complicated models, like my full archtop body style, that takes up to three weeks,” he says. A Bruton custom will cost you between $1,300 and $3,900. Bruton dismisses his own innovation as the innovation of all luthiers. For him, it’s all about the relationship between creator and player. “Builders all strive for the same thing,” he says. “Great playability, great sound, great tone. On an individual basis, it’s a relationship

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

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Justyce the Original Skoundrel w/Uno. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. 7 p.m. $8-$10. [ POP/ROCK ]

Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse

Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Last Minute. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Less Than Jake w/Pentimento. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic.com. 8 p.m. $20 adv, $25 door. Skeleton Keys. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m. Free.


ONE WORLD GOODS

FRIDAY, APRIL 4 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Big Blue House. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 9248000. 6:30 p.m. Free. Hiroya Tsukamoto. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. 7:30 p.m. $10. The Honey Badgers. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Nightfall. Salvatore’s Pizzeria At The Garage Door, 149 East Ridge Rd. (585)342-7580. 9 p.m. Pan de Oro. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info.

The Prickers w/Teagan and Lou. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 6 p.m. $7. Ralph Louis . Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza. com. 6 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]

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Violinist Rachel Gough and her husband, organist Rupert Gough, have performed across the globe, including various European festivals, American national tours, and recently in Moscow and Hong Kong. Rupert Gough will be familiar to local classical-music fans for his contributions to “With Heart and Voice,” which airs on WXXI; Gough is the organist with the Wells Cathedral Choir and conductor of the Choir of Royal Holloway. The Rochester concert will feature transcriptions of Rachmaninov’s “Vocalise” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending.” The Gough Duo perform Friday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. Free admission (donations encouraged). 271-6537, goughduo.co.uk. — BY ERIC REZSNYAK

Dirty Bourbon Blues Band w/ Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers.

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Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 5 p.m. Free. JB Aaron w/Greg Crowe. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 5443500. houseofguitars.com. 4 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]

Greater Vision. Hale Auditorium,

Roberts Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. 888-222-1048. 7:30 p.m. $22/$18/$16 Men’s Glee Club Concert. First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Rd. 2442468. fbcrochester.net. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]

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

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

Jimmie Highsmith & Friends in the Underground. BLU Bar &

Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 750-2980. blurochester.com. 7 p.m. $10. Marco Amadio. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. Mark Cassara Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177.com. 4:30 p.m. Free. [ R&B ]

Mitty & The Followers. Rab’s

Woodshed, 4440 Lake Ave. 6634610. 8 p.m. Call for info.

137 west commercial st | east rochester lemoncello137.com

385-8565 ROCK | WAYLAND

DINE IN & TAKE OUT

If there is ever going to be a serious revival of blue-collar hard rock, you can look to bands like Wayland — bands that turn the volume way up and let the good times roll. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based act pays homage to performers including Bob Seger with its whiskey-driven barroom blitz. I wouldn’t call Wayland a throwback, but check out the quartet’s latest single, “Reno,” with the a cappella intro, “It’s no Las Vegas no Atlantic City / The streets are dirty and the girls are cocaine pretty.” Some days you feel like pushing the musical envelope, other days you feel like beer and hot wings. The JJ Lang Band, Nasty Habit, and Knight Patrol also play. Wayland performs on Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m. at Pineapple Jacks, 507 Spencerport Road. $5-$8. 247-5225. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR [ POP/ROCK ]

Acoustic Brew. Richmond’s

Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern. com. 9 p.m. Call for info. AFR. Monty’s Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 7 p.m. $5.

Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 6 p.m. $18. continues on page 16

Causewell Apollo w/Billy Joe. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 6 p.m. Free. FRI 11 APR Destruction w/Krisiun & Exmortus. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 15


CELEBRATING NEW MUSIC AT EASTMAN APRIL FRIDAY, APRIL 4 WARREN AND PATRICIA BENSON FORUM ON CREATIVITY - IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT MUSIC AND THEATER INSPIRED BY ITALO CALVINO Featuring the Eastman BroadBand Ensemble; Jed Gaylin, guest conductor in collaboration with Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University, and Kairos Italy Theater Hatch Recital Hall, 8 pm Free TUESDAY, APRIL 8 COMPOSERS’ SINFONIETTA A student-run organization performing chamber orchestra Pieces by graduate composers Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm Free WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 MUSICA NOVA – BRAD LUBMAN, DIRECTOR Music of Chaya Czernowin: Lakes; Streams; Lovesong and Howard Hanson Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm Free

SINGER-SONGWRITER | ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO

JAZZ | LOU DONALDSON QUARTET

Unless you’re really into the indie scene or are a fan of “Veronica Mars,” musician Alejandro Escovedo has probably dodged your ears to this point. He’s been around for more than 20 years, putting out songs that range from rock to Americana (listen to “Castanets” and “Gravity, Falling Down Again” to hear said range). When you listen to his music, you’ll wonder how he has remained so under the radar over the years. Escovedo’s music is equal parts Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. If you’re still not convinced he’s an act worth checking out, maybe this neat little fact will help: back in 2005, when George Bush was still in office, “Castanets” appeared on the president’s iPod playlist. Escovedo reportedly refused to perform the song anymore until Bush removed it, or was out of office.

You don’t have to own any classic Blue Note albums from the 1960’s to know that the name Lou Donaldson is synonymous with soul-jazz. Donaldson, a saxophone master, is a member of the greatest generation of jazz players. He worked with Art Blakey before Blakey even started the Jazz Messengers, and played alongside greats like Thelonious Monk, Clifford Brown, and Milt Jackson. When Donaldson brings his quartet to WGMC’s Meet the Artist Concert, he’ll be accompanied by Akiko Tsuruga on Hammond B3 organ, Randy Johnston on guitar, and Fukushi Tainaka on drums.

Alejandro Escovedo will be joined by his band The Sensitive Boys and opener Amy Cook Tuesday, April 8, at Zeppa Auditorium, 315 Gregory St. 7:30 p.m. $25-$30. zeppabistro.com. — BY TREVOR LEWIS

FRIDAY, APRIL 4 John Akers. BLU Bar & Grill,

250 Pixley Rd. 750-2980. blurochester.com. 5 p.m. Free.

Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People w/Buffalo Sex Change, Liana Gabel. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 10 p.m. $8.

THURSDAY, APRIL 10 PRESENTATION BY CHAYA CZERNOWIN Featuring the music of Howard Hanson ESM 209, 3:30pm Free SUNDAY, APRIL 13 EASTMAN COMPUTER MUSIC CENTER Music of Bryan Jacobs Sproull Atrium, 4 pm Free TUESDAY, APRIL 15 OSSIA AN ENSEMBLE WHICH IS ENTIRELY STUDENT-RUN FUNCTIONING UNDER THE Institute for Music Leadership Kilbourn Hall, 8 pm Free

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MoChester. Temple Bar and

Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 9 p.m. 21+. Call for info. My Plastic Sun. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. $5. Rockwood Ferry. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. $5.

The Safety Fire w/Battlecross, Intervals, & Protest the Hero. Montage Music Hall,

50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 7 p.m. $18. Teressa Wilcox Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. Wild Adriatic. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Woody Dodge. Bill Gray’s Brockport Tap Room, 4647 South Lake Road. Brockport. 637-5004. billgrays.com/. 8 p.m. Free.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

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Catie Curtis w/Meg Gehman. Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18.

The Great Chernesky & IRLNoobs. Boulder Coffee Co.,

100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 7 p.m. Free. Jim Drew. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. 8:30 p.m. $5. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Stu Fuchs ft. RIT Ukulele Club. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 8 p.m. $10, RIT students free. [ BLUES ]

John Cole Blues Band. Dinosaur

Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. Jony James Band. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St. 7305030. scotlandyardpub.com. 5 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]

Benefit Show for Our Wounded Soldiers ft. Gene Ferrari.

Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 8 p.m. $20-$25.

Hochstein Through the Ages Spring Benefit. Hochstein

Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 6 p.m. Free. RPO: Around the Town. St. Joseph’s Church, 43 Gebhardt Rd. Penfield. 586-8089. sjcpenfield.com. 8 p.m. Free. A Touch of Broadway and More. Spencerport Wesleyan Church, 2653 Nichols Str. 352-6223. 7 p.m. Spencerport Community Chrous presents its Spring. Free, Donations accepted.

Lou Donaldson Quartet performs Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Riverside, 120 E. Main St. $30, twodrink minimum. 966-2660, jazz901.org. — BY RON NETSKY [ COUNTRY ]

JB Aaron w/Greg Crowe.

Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. J.D. & Rolling South. Captain Jack’s Good Time Tavern, 8505 Greig St. Sodus. 483-9570. captainjacksgoodtimetavern.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]

Frank’s Rat Pack. Bistro 135,

135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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

1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Micheal Pullano. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. 6:30 p.m. Free. Sonny Brown Band. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ R&B ]

Fat City. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke

Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m. Free. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]

Dancehall Classics VS New School Reggae Pt. 2. Main Street

Armory, 900 E. Main St. 2323221. rochestermainstreetarmory. com. 10 p.m. $20. [ POP/ROCK ] Cold Sweat. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Dave McGrath. The Beale, 1930

Empire Blvd. Webster. 2161070. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Dee C Thorpe w/Intox, Chaos Came to Be, Hiroshima Vacation, & Embrace Darkness. Bug Jar,

219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8. Fishbone Soup. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free.

The Fox Sisters w/The Televisionaires, Roger Kuhn, & The Ruddy Well Band.

Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 7:30 p.m. $7. The Ghost Peppers. Cottage Hotel of Mendon, 1390 PittsfordMendon Rd. Mendon. 624-1390. cottagehotelmendon.com. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. Hall Pass. Empire Bar & Grill, 1011 State Route 31. Macedon. 315-986-3663. empirebarandgrill.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Hey Mabel. McKenzie’s Irish Pub, 3685 W. Henrietta Rd. 3348970. mckenziesirishpub.com. 9 p.m. Free. Morgan Twins. Shooters, 1226 Fairport Rd. Fairport. 385-9777. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. Taste of Evil. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.

The Dirty Pennies w/ Parkerhouse Road, Red Inc & Serotonin. Montage Music

Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. $5. Tryst w/Danny Styles. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-2552. trystband.com. 9:15 p.m. $5.

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus w.Haewa. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 9 p.m. $8.


SUNDAY, APRIL 6 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

Irish Children’s Program Benefit Concert. Zeppa

Auditorium, German House, 315 Gregory St. 563-6241. 12:15 p.m. $5-$10.

John Craigie, Chris Pureka, & Alyssa Trahan. Bug Jar, 219

Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]

Candlelight Concert Series: David Peter Coppen/Compline.

Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 4543878. christchurchrochester.org. 8:30 p.m. Donations accepted.

Concert and Poetry Reading Celebrating the Canonization of Pope John Paul II. University

of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus. 275-9898. 3 p.m. Free.

Picardy Penguin: Let’s Build the Tower of Music!. Hochstein

Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 2 p.m. $10-$15. Ra Cha Cha Quintet. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 2 p.m. Free.

Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series: Alan Morrison.

Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. cathedralcommunity.org. 2 p.m. $5-$15.

[ POP/ROCK ]

Bob’s Brother’s Band. The

German House Theater, 315 Gregory St. 442-6880. upallnightpresents.com. noon. Call for info. Sean Jefferson. Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road. 288-7170. artisanworks.net. 2 p.m. $35.

MONDAY, APRIL 7 [ POP/ROCK ]

Charlie Lindner, Matt Ramerman, & Ben Chilbert.

Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 9 p.m. Free.

Mike Pappert. Genesee Brew

House, 25 Cataract St. 263-9200. geneseebeer.com/brew-house. 5 p.m. Call for info.

Satan’s Satyrs w/Sulk, Obsessor, & Blizaro. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe

Teagan Ward. The Beale,

693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Ave. 9 p.m. $10-$12.

[ BLUES ]

TUESDAY, APRIL 8

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[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Leo Medler. Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract St. 263-9200. geneseebeer.com/brew-house. 6 p.m. Call for info. Sons of Synergy. The Titus Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 2705365. titustavern.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.

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Hot in Baltimore “The Hot L Baltimore” THROUGH APRIL 12 BLACKFRIARS THEATRE, 795 E. MAIN ST. $28.50-$36.50 | 454-1260, BFTIX.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND

With “The Hot L Baltimore,” Blackfriars brings back an important play by an important American playwright, and does justice to an elusive piece. Lanford Wilson died in 2011, and his reputation seems to be undergoing that slight posthumous dip that many artists undergo. But I think he’ll eventually rate very high among American playwrights for a string of plays he produced in the 1980’s, including “The Fifth of July,” “Talley’s Folley,” and “Burn This.” And then there is the most famous of them all, or at least the most famous title of them all: “The Hot L Baltimore.” The play was a great success in the early 70’s: the original Off-Broadway production ran for more than 1,000 performances, and it must surely be one of the very few plays to become a sitcom (which was considerably less successful). If “The Hot L Baltimore” is not performed very much, it is not because of the play’s quality. Probably it’s because it has no fewer than 14 leading parts, some of them very demanding, and it calls for a big, elaborate set — not to mention a director who can weave it all together. I’m happy to say that Blackfriars provides all of the above.

Wilson crafted a very interesting play that I guess you could call a mood piece: nothing much seems to happen in it, yet it turns out to be about any number of important things. It’s a portrait gallery of the inhabitants of a once-elegant hotel from the 1930’s, which is in fact condemned and facing the wrecker’s ball. (The play’s title reflects the missing “e” in the hotel’s sign.) The building’s residents come and go in the lobby, telling important and unimportant things about themselves. To choose at random, there is a gentle elderly lady given to reminiscences (Vicki Casarett); a noisy elderly gentleman who reminisces about nothing, spending most of his time complaining (Richard Mancini); a varied trio of prostitutes who ply their trade in their rooms and talk about it in the lobby (Mandy Hassett, Stephanie Roosa, Alexa Scott); and a forceful young girl (Marcy Savastano) plotting to get out of Baltimore and travel west with her shy, stammering brother (Devin O’Connell). There is also a young man (Jimmy Boorum) trying to find out what has happened to his grandfather, who lived in the hotel, and a woman (Dawn M. Sargent) whose son lives there and who spends much of the play walking back and forth removing his belongings. And there’s also a put-upon hotel staff (Jeff Siuda, Morey Fazzi, Janine Mercandetti). Wilson presents these characters with great empathy, and balances and interweaves their stories with great skill, but he has more on his mind than presenting a stage full of (mostly) loveable losers. “The Hot

L Baltimore” was written in the era of Watergate and the end of the Vietnam War. The once-great hotel in decline is pretty clearly a stand-in for a once-great nation in decline, and many of the characters’ speeches refer to better times gone by. (“The Hot L Baltimore” takes place in a single day — significantly, it’s Memorial Day.) By the end of the play, a few characters have escaped, some are planning to escape, and a few are dancing their worries away. This play may be 40 years old, but it doesn’t really seem dated at all. “The whole damn country’s double parked!” shouts a character as she is making her way out of the hotel near the end — and several decades later, the meter’s still running. The whole production has the wonderful sense of unity that comes from a cast and an artistic staff working in sync. Under David Runzo’s direction, a play that could easily meander seems perfectly paced and balanced, with a constant underlying energy. Individual performances are vividly characterized, but they also support each other in a real ensemble. John Haldoupis has designed a beautiful, wonderfully detailed playing space, where shabby reality bumps up against faded art-deco glamor. I should add that “The Hot L Baltimore” contains some rough language, not to mention a brief flash (as it were) of female nudity, but I wouldn’t let that stop me from seeing one of the most beautifully presented plays I’ve seen at Blackfriars.


Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. Vulnerable Geometry. Through Apr 26. New and Collaborative Works from Jaime Molina, Vincent Comparetto, and Max Kauffman. Wed-Fri 1-8 p.m., SatSun noon-5 p.m. Reception Apr 5, 7-10 p.m. 1975ish.com. Anderson Alley Building, 250 N Goodman St. Robert Ernst Marx First Friday Open Studio. Apr 4, 5 p.m. New paintings and drawings. 749-9110. mail@roberternstmarx.com. andersonalleyartists.com. Anderson Alley Building, 250 N Goodman St. Book Signing and Open House: Actual Unretouched Photographs by Richard Margolis. Studio 4-9. Fri Apr 4, 6-9 p.m. richardmargolis.com. Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N Goodman St. Muse by Brian O’Neill. Through Apr 24. Artwork Featuring Rochester City Ballet Dancers. Reception Apr 4, 5-9 p.m. The Brian O’Neill Studio will donate 10 percent of total proceeds and 100 percent from the sale of one special piece to benefit RCB. 473-4000. artsrochester.org. Aviv Café, 321 East Ave. Paint the Music: Mix Media by Richmond Futch Jr. Through Apr 30. Reception Apr 4, 6-9 p.m. with open mic for poets. 729-9916. bethelcf.com/aviv. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. The Lobby Presents: Art Liquidation Sale with Ax. Through Jun 4. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Reception Apr 4, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $7.99. Featuring music by Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People, with Buffalo Sex Change and Liana Gabel. lobbydigital.com. Cat Clay, 1115 E Main Street, Suite 225. Celebrate The Earth: Art by Bev Rafferty. Fri Apr 4, 5-9 p.m. Nature-inspired jewelry and paintings, in honor of Earth Day, presented by Pop Up ROC. 4145643. catclay.com. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. Closing Reception: Myths & Truths. Apr 4, 6-9 p.m. Features the work of Senior BFA Advertising Photography students. 256-3312. galleryr99@ gmail.com. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. Rocky Greco. Apr 4, 5 p.m. 7322878. thegeiselgallery.com. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. Leo, John, & Paul Dodd. Father and sons’ artwork. Through May 8. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reception Apr 11, 7-9 p.m. Artists’ talk May 5, 7-9 p.m. zannebrunner@gmail.com. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. Beyond Black and White. Through May 5. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.5 p.m. Apr 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. awards ceremony, book release, and exhibition reception for Studio 678, the Wilson Foundation Academy Photo Club. 271-5920. darkroom@geneseearts.org. cityofrochester.gov. Main Street Artists’ Gallery & Studio, 1115 E Main St. Main Street Artists’ First Friday and Second Saturday Open Studio Show and Sale. 6-9 p.m. Fri, Apr 4, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat, Apr 12. Featured artists: Claudia Bush, Linda Cala, Margot Fass, Kath DeWitt Hess, Kathy Lindsley, Jackie Lippa, and Lisa Zacour. 233-5645.

BISTRO/AUDITORIUM

ZEPPA AUDITORIUM! APRIL 8TH , 7:30PM (Doors 6:30pm)

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO WITH AMY COOK

Dinner/event package w/reserved seating

AMERICAN BISTRO AT ITS BEST! Local Ingredients & Seasonal Menu BAR & BISTRO OPEN: TUES-SAT, 5PM

SPECIAL EVENT | ASSEMBLE! AN AVENGERS QUIZ

Calling all geeks and superhero aficionados: brush up on your favorite Captain America, Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man comic books and films as you prepare for ASSEMBLE!, the Geeks Who Drink’s “Avengers” trivia night. Geeks Who Drink is a Denver-based company that runs more than 440 weekly pub quizzes for 20,000 players in 29 states. It runs four games in Rochester each week at various venues.

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Previous themed quizzes have focused on such pop-culture favorites as “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad,” and “Doctor Who.” The “Avengers” quiz night is a great way to ready fans for the premiere of the release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which hits theaters on Friday. April 4. Quizzes are made up of eight rounds of eight questions and will cover both the comic books and the eight Marvel Studios films (the three Iron Man films, two Thor films, “Incredible Hulk,” the 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” and 2012’s “The Avengers”), but will focus mostly on the movies. Teams can include up to six people and cash prizes will be awarded to the winning team. ASSEMBLE! will take place Thursday, April 3, at 8 p.m. at Jeremiah’s Tavern, 1104 Monroe Ave. Admission is $5 for each player, and teams are allowed on a first-come, firstserved basis. For more information, visit facebook.com/ GeeksWhoDrinkRochester. — BY TAYLOR WHITE suzizeftingkuhn@gmail.com. mainstreetartistsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. “Matisse as Printmaker: Works from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.” Also in Grand Gallery: “Alexander Matisse: New Ceramics.” Through Jun 8. Also Lockhart Gallery through May 4: “Eduardo Paolozzi’s “General Dynamic F.U.N.” Also Lucy Burne Gallery through Apr 17: “Creative Workshop Adult Student Show.” Wed-Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Nazareth College Shults Center, 4245 East Ave. Nazareth College’s Study Abroad Photo Contest Exhibit. Through Apr 30. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. global@naz.edu. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. The Vinyl Countdown: A Dudes Night Out Production. Reception Apr 4, 6-9 p.m. recordarchive.com. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. Wet Noses, Cute Poses: Art Show and Fundraiser. Featuring original animal portraits from Artistry by Lisa Marie. 20% of every sale goes to Lollypop Farm. Reception Apr 4, 6-9 p.m. (meet the artist, enjoy music and refreshments). 730-7034. info@rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. “Dirty Dozen: The Outlaw Printmakers.”

Through May 11. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m., Fri until 10 p.m. Reception and print fair: Apr 3, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk Apr 5, 1 p.m. The Print Club of Rochester will host a First Friday Print•a•Fair on May 2, 6-10 p.m. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. Small World Books, 425 North St. First Friday, Art and Live Music. Fri Apr 4, 6 p.m. Fine art by Peter Monacelli, Caitlin Yarsky, Paolo Marino, Kelly Clancy, Rachel Dow. Music by The Pickpockets and more. 232-6970. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. Parisian Structures & Cuban Lines by Bill DuBois. Through Apr 26. Reception Apr 4, 6-9 p.m. 461-4447. Studio 215, 1115 E Main St. Past Seasons. Through May 31. Receptions Apr 4, 6-9 p.m., and May 2, 6-9 p.m. 490-1210. humanette66@gmail.com. The Nitty Gritty Hair and Waxing Parlor, 274 N Goodman St., Village Gate. Paintings and Drawings by Rina Miriam Drescher. Through Jun 1. Reception Fri Apr 4, 6 p.m. 585461-2285. rina@rinamiriam.com. Veritas Wine Bar, 217 Alexander St. Fleur: Artworks by Kristina Kaiser. Through Jun 18. Tue-Sat 5-11 p.m. Reception Apr 4, 6-9 p.m. 262-2336. veritaswinebar. com. Wayne County Council for the Arts, 108 W Miller St. Newark. 2014 continues on page 22 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 21


SPECIAL EVENT | EDIBLE BOOK FEST

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” While Francis Bacon didn’t mean for his words to be taken literally, the International Edible Book Festival turns book “tasting” into a reality. Originally created in honor of the French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, who wrote the book “Physiologie de Gout” (“Physiology of Taste”), the festival today is celebrated in more than 20 countries around the time of April Fool’s Day. Featuring books created from cakes, sculpted fruits and vegetables, chocolate, macaroni, and other edible items, the festival allows participants to turn their favorite tales into a yummy treat. On Sunday, April 6, the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library (115 South Ave.) will hold the festival 2-4 p.m. Prizes will be given for the winners of each group: ages 7-11, ages 12-17, adult amateur, and professional. The event will also include food tastings and products by Hurd Orchards, cooking demonstrations and tastings from Monroe Community College’s hospitality program. For more information, call the library at 428-7300 or visit www3. libraryweb.org. — BY TAYLOR WHITE

Art Exhibits Wayne County Middle School Art Exhibit. Through Apr 19. Thu-Sat, 12-3 p.m. Reception Apr 6, 2-4 p.m. 315-331-4593. waynearts. wordpress.com. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Who’d a Thunk It? by Gary Morse. Through Apr 25. MonFri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appt. 7701960. jboyle@seniorsfirstonline. com. ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Rd. “Richard Quataert: The Arresting Image.” Through Apr 20. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 288-7170. artisanworks.net. AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, Wilson Blvd. 3 Intro Photo Classes. Through Apr 9. Reception Apr 3, 1-2 p.m. sageartcenter.com/asisgallery/. Books Etc, 78 W Main St. Macedon. Three Magic Views. Featuring work of Elizabethe Walton, Claudine Bartlett and Terry Mulee. Through May 15. 474-4116. books_etc@ yahoo.com. Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Lomb Memorial Dr. LETTERpressworkBOOK: Innovation Disguised as Instruction. Through April 30. In conjunction with “The Printed Poem; The Poem as Print” exhibition. ALSO in Cary Library Sunken Gallery, through Mar 31: “Palimpsest: Photographs and Objects” by Angela Kelly. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. 475-4213. ahfwml@ rit.edu. library.rit.edu/cary/. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands. Through May 4. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., 22 CITY APRIL 2-8, 2014

Sat-Sun 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 3746160. rmsc.org. Gallery Salon & Spa, 780 University Ave. The Empty Center. Debut artwork by Pam Howe and photographs by Catherine MacWilliams. 271-8340. erikagallerysalon@gmail.com. Gantt-Frazier-Bracey Gallery, 36 King St. “Identity Assignments: An Expository Journey.” Through May 16. Tuesdays and Thursdays doors open at 3 p.m., film screenings 3, 4, 5 p.m. & review film at 6:30 p.m. info@fdrc-rochester.com. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “Another America: A Testimonial to the Amish by Robert Weingarten” and “A World Apart: Photographs of Hasidic Communities in Israel by Pavel Wolberg.” Through May 25. Also through May 25: “XL Portfolip: A Benefit Portfolio Celebrating LargeFormat Photography.” Also through Jun 8: “Of Time and Buildings.” Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. Greece Historical Society & Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. Beatlemania. Extensive collection of Beatles memorabilia by Greece resident Jim Acker. 225-7221. greecehistoricalsociety@yahoo. com. H&R Block Premium Office, 1100 Long Pond Rd., Suite 103, Country Village Center. Exhibit and Sale of Fine Art by Suburban Rochester Art Group. Through Apr 15. 227-0780. facebook.com/ SuburbanRochester Art Group. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. Lake Colors: An Installation by Derek Larson. Through Apr 14. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-7

p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. blogs. rochester.edu/hartnett. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Through the Student Lens 2014. Through Apr 20. Tue-Sat noon-6 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. Reception Apr 4, 5-9 p.m. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Spring Bouquet. Through Apr 30. Work by Sam Paonessa, Monteiro Prestes, David Kerstetter and Ning Lee. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions. The Joy Gallery, 498 W Main St. Battle Amongst Humanity, Art Exhibition Investigating War as Subject. Through Apr 24. Work by Jose Enrique Portas and Amy Vena. A portion of the proceeds from select paintings will benefit Veterans Outreach Network of Rochester and AptArt. Reception Apr 4, 6-8 p.m. 436-5230. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. Beyond Black and White. Through May 5. Works by middle students participating in Studio 678 from the Wilson Foundation Academy photo club, a program of the Community Darkroom at Genesee Center for the Arts & Education. Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception and Awards Ceremony Apr 4, 6:30 p.m. 260-0726. cityofrochester.gov/ linkgallery. Main Street Arts, 20 W Main St., Clifton Springs. “For Drawing Sake.” Through April 26. 315-4620210. mstreetarts@gmail.com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. “What’s New, Digital Goes Art.” Through May 3. millartcenter.com. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt Hope Ave. Two Artists, Two Styles, One Show.. Renate Eckart and Jeanette Musliner. Through May 11. Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Reception Apr 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 546-8439 x3102. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Place. Albert Paley on Park Avenue. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Undergraduate Art Show. Through Apr 18. Tue-Thu noon-5 p.m., FriSat noon-8 p.m. Reception Fri Apr 4, 5-7 p.m. 389-5073. naz.edu/art/ arts-center-gallery. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. “Tub time with Tate.” Through Apr 7. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.4 p.m. 475-6406. rit.edu/ntid/ dyerarts. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. Mother and Son Art Exhibit. Through Apr 24. Artwork by Adam Allen Berry and Lynda Ashwell. 232-7340. aaberry70@gmail.com. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Twelve Corners Middle School Exhibit. Through Apr 29. Wed & Fri noon-3 p.m., Thu noon-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-3 p.m. Reception Apr 6, 2-5 p.m. 6452485. outsidetheboxag.com. The Owl House, 75 Marshall St. New Paintings by Adam Francey. 3602920. owlhouserochester.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Forgotten Places. Through Apr 19. Paintings by Richard Harrington, Matt Klos, and Ryan Schroeder. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S Main St. Canandaigua. Emerging Artists

and Their Mentors. Through Apr 25. 394-0030. prrgallery.com. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. Student Exhibition. Through Apr 11. Mon, Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Receptions Mar 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Mar 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. facebook.com/ gccgallery. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St. Featuring artwork by local artists. Open First Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Second Saturdays, 12-4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m. 7320036. shoefactoryarts.com. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. Gail Cunliffe: “The Box of Eight Explodes!” Through Apr 5. 271-2630. shoefactoryarts@gmail. com. starrynitescafe.com. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. “Druckworks.” Through Apr 12. Books and projects by Johanna Drucker from 1972 to 2012. Also Recent Work by Students at Wells College, through Apr 2. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 442-8676. vsw.org. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Sculptors and Their Drawings: Conversation Between Form & Plane. Through Apr 17. Mon-Thu, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. 785-1369. gallery34@ flcc.edu.

Art Events [ WED., APRIL 2 ] Art Night With Ken Karnage. 6 p.m. Triumph Tattoo Studio, 127 Railroad St. Bring your art supplies and an open mind Free 2704772. KenKarnage@gmail.com. triumphtattoostudio.com. [ THU., APRIL 3 ] Fine Arts Festival. April 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Genesee Community College, 1 College Rd. Batavia Workshops and demos. Located in the Forum Free 343-0055. genesee.edu/ campuslife/arts. Signs of Spring Arts & Crafts Show & Sale. April 3-6. Powers Farm Market, 161 Marsh Rd., Pittsford. Thu-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m 383-1538. [ FRI., APRIL 4 ] Anderson Alley First Fridays. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St andersonalleyartists. com. First Friday City Wide Gallery Night. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. firstfridayrochester.org. Fundraiser for the B-Boy BBQ. April 4, 7 p.m. Vigilante Tattoo, 1350 Culver Rd. FUA Krew. Music, drinks, artwork available for $20 vigilantetattoo.wordpress.com/. Hungerford First Friday Open Studios. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Enter Door #2 Free. thehungerford@ thehungerford.com. Visual Studies Workshop Benefit Auction Preview. April 4-6. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m Free 442-8676. vsw.org. [ SUN., APRIL 6 ] 5th Annual Edible Books Festival and Competition. April 6, 2-4 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 4288350. libraryweb.org. [ MON., APRIL 7 ] A Conversation with Bill Stewart: Artist Talk and Presentation. April 7, 7-9 p.m. Axom Gallery, 176


Anderson Ave., 2nd floor 2326030 x23. axomgallery.com.

Comedy [ THU., APRIL 3 ] Esther Ku. April 3-5. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., APRIL 4 ] Gilda’s Cup: A Collegiate Comedy Improv Competition. April 4, 6 p.m. St. John Fisher College, Cleary Auditorium, 3690 East Ave 6 p.m. social hour, show 7-9 p.m $5, register 423-9700. gildasclubrochester.org. [ SAT., APRIL 5 ] Polite Ink. Sketch & Improv Presents: Taxman & Robbin’ vs. The April Fool. April 5, 8 p.m. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave $8$12 politecomedy@gmail.com muccc.org.

Dance Events [ THU., APRIL 3 ] Dance/Hartwell. Through April 5. Hartwell Dance Theatre, Hartwell Hall, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St., Brockport Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m $8.50-$16. brockportny.org. FuturPointe Dance. April 3, 7 p.m. St. John Fisher College, Cleary Auditorium, 3690 East Ave Premier dance performance inspired by the July 1964 Riots in Rochester and Civil Rights, and a showcase of other dances $8$10 385-8412. sjfc.edu.

Kids Events [ WED., APRIL 2 ] Katerina the Clever. April 2-5. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Wed & Fri 10 a.m., Sat 11 a.m. & 1 p.m $5-$8, ages 12 and under free 785-1623. flcc.edu. [ FRI., APRIL 4 ] A Year with Frog and Toad. April 4-5. A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 p.m $6 935-7173. mjtstages.com. [ SAT., APRIL 5 ] Superheroes Weekend. April 5-6. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Meet Thor and Iron Man. Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m Included in museum admission: $13, kids under 2 and members free 2632700. museumofplay.org. TYKEs: Disney’s My Son Pinocchio. JCC Hart Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through Apr 6. 2 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. & 2 p.m $16. 461-2000. tykestheatre.org.

Lectures [ WED., APRIL 2 ] Tibetan Monks: Sand Mandala and Lecture. April 2-4. Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave. Lorette Wilmot Library. Lama Geshe Lobsang Dakpa will present “Loving Kindness and Compassion” at 7 p.m. on Thu, Apr 3 in the Shultz Forum $7-$20 for lecture 317-7060. nnsm.org. [ THU., APRIL 3 ] Archaeology Lecture: Dr Lanny Bell. April 3, 7:30 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. The Romance of Archaeology

RECREATION | ROCHESTER RIVER RUN/WALK

For the 13th year, the Friends of Strong volunteer organization will host the Rochester River Run/Walk 5K to raise awareness for organ-transplant patients and their families at Strong Memorial Hospital Transplant Units. The organization raised $16,000 at last year’s race, providing aid to 104 patients. The run will take place on Sunday, April 6, 10 a.m. beginning and ending at the Roundhouse Shelter at Genesee Valley Park (Elmwood Avenue). At 9 a.m., a brief ceremony will recognize the challenges donors, recipients, and families face throughout the process. Friends, family, and co-workers may sponsor a runner by making a donation to Friends of Strong. A prize of round-trip airline tickets will be awarded to the top pledge collector. Registration is open online until noon on Friday, April 4, for $25. Registration can also be done day of the event for $30. Top male and female finishers in each age group, as well as overall, will receive prizes. For more information or to register, visit signmeup.com/97397 or call Friends of Strong at 275-2420. — BY TAYLOR WHITE - NOT!: The University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Theban Tomb Project Included in gallery admission: $2.50-$6 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Equal Pay: We’ve Waited Long Enough! with Martha Burk. April 3, 7 p.m. American Association of University Women, 494 East Ave Free. 512-8801. info@ rochesternow.org. An Evening in the Studio with Chea Peng. April 3, 6:30 p.m. Turk Hill Craft School, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. $20 223-1930. turkhillcrafts@ gmail.com. turkhillcraftschool. com. The Intersection of Palliative Care and Ethics. April 3, 7 p.m. Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave With Timothy Quill, MD Free 271-1313. raom@ frontier.com. raom.org. Pedro Noguera: Keeping Students Engaged. April 3, 4:15 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Room A14 Free 389-2170. naz.edu. Women’s Roles in the Civil War. April 3, 7:30 p.m. St John’s Lutheran Church, 800 East Ridge Rd. $1, IHS members free 3816291. ggw.org/~ihsociety/. [ FRI., APRIL 4 ] RARA Club Meeting: Emergency Preparedness in a Distant Land. April 4, 7 p.m. Henrietta Fire Hall, 3129 E. Henrietta Rd 210-8910. kc2pcd@rochester.rr.com. [ SAT., APRIL 5 ] Learning 2 Build/Building 2 Learn Unconference. April 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. MAGIC at RIT, 159 Lomb Memorial Dr. Free, RSVP 475-6307. djfk12@rit.edu magic.rit.edu.

The Science of Willpower with Dr Susan Thompson. April 5, 6 p.m. Rochester Baha’i Center, 693 East Ave. Potluck dinner followed by lecture at 7 p.m. Free 4613272. monkgeorge@yahoo.com. [ SUN., APRIL 6 ] City Living Sundays. April 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. East High School, 1801 Main Street East 2883130. Citylivingsundays.com. Fundamentals of Judaism and Islam Series. April 6, 4 p.m. “Introduction to Law: Halacha and Shariah” led by Rabbi Leonardo Bitran and Dr. Muhammad Shafiq at Temple Sinai, 363 Penfield Rd. 461-0490 or 442-7164. Lecture: Alexander Matisse. April 6, 2 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Included in gallery admission: $5-$12 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. [ MON., APRIL 7 ] Dr. Ellery Schempp. April 7, 7:15 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. “A Landmark Supreme Court Case-50 Years Later: Thoughts on ChurchState Relations in 2014.” 2719070. info@aurochester.org. rochesterunitarian.org. Red Army Faction, A Radical History Talk. April 7, 7-9 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Presented by J. Smith 305-1594. thesquirrel.org. [ TUE., APRIL 8 ] The Adventures of Sarah Bonesteel by Babette Huber. April 8, 7 p.m. Greece Town Hall Meeting Center, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd. $2 continues on page 24 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 23


Mile Line Rd. Free 764-3493. penfieldartscenter@gmail.com. kristinahutchmatthews.com. [ SAT., APRIL 5 ] Alzheimer’s Fundraiser/Book Talk: Untethered: A Caregiver’s Tale by Phyllis Peters. April 5, 2-4 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St liftbridgebooks.com. Instant Poetry (Just add words!) the Breakdown Seminar. April 5, 2-5 p.m. Gallery One Fine Arts, 2575 E. Henrietta Rd. Lecture on the instant poetry (just add words!) writing technique $15. 230-1081. laughingl@yahoo. com.

COMEDY | TAXMAN AND ROBBIN’ VS THE APRIL FOOL

[ SUN., APRIL 6 ] Concert and Poetry Reading: Canonization of Pope John Paul II. April 6, 3 p.m. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus 275-9898. rochester.edu/skalny.

These past few months of non-stop cold and snow have been enough to give anyone the blues. How can you get over the doldrums of the season? Polite Ink, an improv comedy group based in Rochester, might have the answer. On Saturday, April 5, Polite Ink will present an all-new performance, “Taxman and Robbin’ vs. The April Fool” at MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave). PI, as the group calls itself, puts on PG-13-rated entertainments featuring sketches and improv that are never the same. The company’s style is based on suggestions and ideas from the audience, so be prepared to participate. Along with that, shows include singing and occasional video shorts.

[ MON., APRIL 7 ] Moving Beyond Racism Book Group. April 7, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. April Selection: “Where Do We Go From Here?” by Martin Luther King. Free 288-8644. mbrbookinfo@aol.com.

The show begins Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and $8 for seniors. For more information on the show, visit muccc.org. — BY TAYLOR WHITE

Lectures donation, RSVP 225-7221. greecehistoricalsociety@yahoo. com.

Literary Events [ WED., APRIL 2 ] Lunch with Letty. April 2, noon. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Book presentation: “How to be a friend to a friend who’s sick” by Letty Cottin Pogrebin $12-$16 461-2000. jccrochester.org.

[ THU., APRIL 3 ] Fr John Cavanaugh Reading Series. April 3, 7:30 p.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave Author Eli C. Goldblatt, will read from his latest nonfiction, “Writing Home: A Literacy Autobiography” Elaine Wilson Formal Lounge, Haffey Hall 899-3791. sjfc.edu. [ FRI., APRIL 4 ] Book Launch Party: “The Cat Flap: A Tale of Harmony and Balance” by Kristina Hutch Matthews. April 4, 6:30-9 p.m. Penfield Arts Center, 2131 Five

[ TUE., APRIL 8 ] Books Sandwiched In. 12:1212:52 p.m Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Apr 8: “The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a ThirteenYear-Old Boy with Autism” by Naoki Higashida, reviewed by Lynda Spiegel. 428-8350. rebecca.fuss@libraryweb.org libraryweb.org. Genesee Reading Series: Gregory Gerard & Tony Leuzzi. April 8, 7-9 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave Hosted by Wanda Schubmeh $3-$6 473-2590. wab.org.

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Moderate 5-6 mile hike, Durand south/central Free 730-7173. gvhchikes.org. Hawk Banding Station Tours. April 5, 10 a.m. Braddock Bay Park, East Manitou Rd. $3 suggested donation, register 267-5483. information@bbrr.org bbrr.org. Owl Prowl. April 5, 7:30 a.m. Braddock Bay Park, East Manitou Rd. $3 suggested donation, register 267-5483. information@ bbrr.org bbrr.org. Woodpeckers in our Area. April 5, 10 a.m.-noon. Hansen Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Rd. Free, RSVP 359-7044. naturecenter@ henrietta.org. sites.google.com/ site/hansennaturecenter. [ SUN., APRIL 6 ] 13th Annual Rochester River Run/ Walk 5K. April 6, 9 a.m. Genesee Valley Park, Elmwood Ave. To benefit our transplant patients and families $25-$30 275-2420. Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tours. 2 p.m Durand Eastman Park, Zoo Rd. Meet at the kiosk on Zoo Rd. next to the park offices lot Donations accepted. 261-1665. bob.bea@gmail. com. Genesee Valley Hiking Club Event. April 6, 1 p.m. Powder Mills Park, Woolston Rd. Moderate 4-5 mile hike Free 254-4047. gvhchikes.org.

Special Events [ WED., APRIL 2 ] Neil Simon Film Series. 6:30 p.m Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 3/26: Lost in Yonkers with @&A led by Eric Van Dussen. 4/2: The Odd Couple with Q&A led by John Miller-Stephany and cast of Geva’s production of The Odd Couple. 4/9: The Sunshine Boys with Q&A led by Leah Stacey. 4/16: The Goodbye Girl with Q&A host TBD $7 per film or $25 for all four 258-0400. thelittle.org. Smart Business Solutions. April 2, 7:30-10 a.m. Mario’s, 2740

KIDS | “MY SON PINOCCHIO”

“The Adventures of Pinocchio,” the tale of a puppet that wanted to be a real boy, has emerged as one of the most iconic works of children’s literature, having been translated into more than 240 languages. The original was written by Carlo Collodi in 1883, but is most known from Disney’s animated adaptation in 1940. Theatre Young Kids Enjoy (TYKEs) brings its own spin to the classic story with “My Son Pinocchio.” Expect songs from the Disney movie, such as “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings.” Geppetto, the Blue Fairy, Stromboli, and other favorite characters will also take the stage for this action-packed adventure story. Performances take place at the Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave., on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6. Saturday’s performance will take place at 2 p.m. and Sunday performances will be at 11 a.m. (ASL interpreted) and 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $16 per person. For more information and to order tickets, visit tykestheatre.org or call 461-2000. — BY TAYLOR WHITE Monroe Ave. A breakfast buffet and networking event 271-1111. frontier-cpe.com/rochesterevent. Tibetan Monks: Sand Mandala and Lecture. April 2-4. Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave. Three day sand mandala event from April 2-4 held in Lorette Wilmot Library. Lama Geshe Lobsang Dakpa will be presenting his lecture, Loving Kindness and Compassion, at 7 p.m. on Apr 3 in the Otto A. Shults Center

Forum $15-$20, $7 students 317-7060. nnsm.org. [ THU., APRIL 3 ] Assemble!: An Avengers Quiz. April 3, 8 p.m. Jeremiah’s Tavern, 1104 Monroe Ave. $5 461-1313. jeremiahstavern.com. Film Screenings and Discussions. 3 p.m Gantt-Frazier-Bracey Gallery, 36 King St. Concurrent with the “Identity Assignments: An Expository Journey exhibit,”


each Tuesday and Thursday evening through May 16, we will review films which explore the subject in addition to films which have greatly perpetuated modern day forms of minstrelsy. Doors at 3 p.m., the FDRC produced exhibit documentary will be shown at 3, 4, and 5 p.m.; promptly at 6:30 p.m. the review film will be shown $10. info@ fdrc-rochester.com. On Film Series. April 3, 7 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Includes James Sibley Watson’s rarely screened film “Lot in Sodom” RSVP: facebook. com/OnFilmVCS. Free, RSVP humanities.lib.rochester.edu/ onfilm/. Sing For Your Supper, Rodgers & Hart: A Celebration. April 3-5, 7 p.m. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St $5-$10 442-1770. harleyschool.org. [ FRI., APRIL 4 ] 11th Annual Cindy L Dertinger Advanced Breast Cancer Seminar: Tools for the Journey. April 4, 1 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. The half-day seminar will include presentations by physicians and survivors who are living with metastatic breast cancer, followed by a reception Free, RSVP by 4/2 473-8177. jean@bccr.org. bccr.org. “Passport to Ireland” Catholic Family Center Gala. April 4, 6:30 p.m. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St $200-$250 262-7172. cmarshall@cfcrochester.org. Film: Every Child is Born a Poet. April 4, 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. $5 donation. thebaobab.org. [ SAT., APRIL 5 ] Civil War Tea Party & Fashion Show. April 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Holland Land Office Museum, 131 W Main St., Batavia $20, RSVP 343-4727. hollandlandoffice@gmail.com. Day of Refreshing for Women. April 5, 10 a.m. Brighton Presbyterian Church, 1775 East Ave. $20, $10 for students. 473-5876

6, 1-4 p.m. Corner Bakery Cafe, 3300 Monroe Ave. With blogger Becky Nally from The Fluff Report 662-5684. cornerbakerycafe.com. National Council of Jewish Women to Honor Jean Carroll and Soralee Cook. April 6, 11 a.m. Irondequoit Country Club, 4045 East Avenue Brunch and awards ceremony $36, register 482-8652. irondequoitcc.org.

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FuturPointe Dance fuses Caribbean and African movements with ballet, creating a unique type of “reggae ballet.” The racially diverse, creatively inspiring Rochester-based dance company will perform a piece inspired by the July 1964 race riots in Rochester on Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m. in the Cleary Family Auditorium (in the Kearney Building) at St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. It’s part of a series of events looking back on the Rochester riots after 50 years. Tickets to the FuturePointe performance are $10 for the public, $8 for students with IDs, and free for Fisher faculty, staff and students with ID. For more information, visit sjfc.edu/calendar. — BY TAYLOR WHITE x3009. dayofr2014@gmail.com. brightonpresby.org. Food & Flicks: “The Lunchbox” and Indian Cusine. Ongoing. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Buffet at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., screenings follow. $15-$18 2580400 x0. thelittle.org. Genesee Region Orchid Society. April 5-7, 10 a.m. Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd $7, under 12 free, $1 off with flyer from web. 7461632. GeneseeOrchid@Gmail. com. geneseeorchid.org. Psychic’s Thyme 18th Anniversary Psychic Fair. April 5-6, 12-5 p.m. City Gate Plaza, 1460 Lyell Ave. Readings $1/min, 20 minute minimum. Sales, door prizes Free admission 473-4230.

Vino Con Sabor. April 5, 6 p.m. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St 21+. $40, register 546-3450. prfestival.com. [ SUN., APRIL 6 ] 2nd Annual Ballo Divertentissimo. April 6, 2-7 p.m. Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way Pasta dinner, singing, dancing, entertainment for students of Italian and their families and friends in Rochester area $7-$12 594-8882. iaccrochester.org. English Tea. April 6, 2:30 p.m. Morgan-Manning House, 151 Main St $20-$25, register 6373645. Fashion and Food Fundraiser to Support Mutiple Sclerosis. April

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Theater Bilingual Playreading: La Tacita de Cafe. Wed., April 9, 7 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. Studio theater A-14 Free 389-4235. eduegoldfe9@zimbra.naz.edu. artscenter.naz.edu. Closer Than Ever. Dazzle School of Visual Performances, 112 Webster Ave. Everyone’s Theatre Company. Through Apr 13. Fri Apr 4, 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10-$20 727-1373. everyonestheatre.com. Company. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N Chestnut St. Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m $10-$13, showtix4u.com 4543367. stageworksroc@gmail.com. stageworksroc.org. Eastman Opera Theatre: Dialogues of the Carmelites. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $25-$35 454-2100. Harlequins Student Theatre Organization Productions. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m 395-2487. brockport.edu/finearts.

The Hot L Baltimore. Through April 12. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St. Through Apr 12. Thu Apr 3, 7:30 p.m., Fri Apr 4, 8 p.m., Sat Apr 5, 8 p.m., Sun Apr 6, 2 p.m. $28.50-$36.50 454-1260. blackfriars.org. Hourglass Play Reading Series. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St. Apr 5: “Wishing Well” Free. 520-4920. hourglassplays.org. Informed Consent. Through April 13. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Apr 13. Wed Apr 2-Thu 7:30 p.m. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (audio described) & 7 p.m., Tue-Wed Apr 9, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. Old Jews Telling Jokes. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Thu 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $23-$33 3254370. downstairscabaret.com. Spamalot. Brighton High School, 1150 Winton Rd S. Apr 4-5, 7 p.m. $10-$12. 242-5200 x5046. sandy_hellman@bcsd.org. arts. bcsd.org. Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned. Wed., April 9, 7:30 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. $51 222-5000. mail@rbtl.org. rbtl.org. V-Day Rochester: The Vagina Monologues. Apr 5, 7 p.m. at RIT’s Ingle Auditorium, Apr 12, 7 p.m. at Hochstein School of Music and Dance. $10-$20 ppcwny.org.

Theater Audition [ TUE., APRIL 8 ] Coming Out at Caffe Cino. April 8, 7 p.m. Black Sheep Theatre, 274 N Goodman St., third floor, Studio D313. Roles: 2 males and 1 female, some improvisation required. 2 males 20s-40s, 1 male 20s, 1 female 20s kristykay@gmail.com.

Workshops [ WED., APRIL 2 ] Making Handmade Gnocchi with Local Herbs. April 2, 7

p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $25 730-7034. info@ rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com. [ THU., APRIL 3 ] Step By Step Fundraiser: Celebrating Women, Celebrating Self. April 3, 6 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $20 730-7034. info@rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com. [ SAT., APRIL 5 ] Primitive Living Skills and Outdoor Survival. April 5, noon. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $22 730-7034. info@rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com. RCTV “Make It and Take It” Tips, Tools and Technique Workshop: Lighting. April 5, 1 p.m. Rochester Community TV (RCTV15), 21 Gorham St. $25-$35 325-1238. CWLlewellyn@rctvmedia.org. rctv15.org. [ SUN., APRIL 6 ] Log Inoculation Workshop. April 6, 2-5 p.m. Smugtown Mushrooms, 127 Railroad St. $15 smugtownmushrooms. com. Writing & Yoga Retreat in the Finger Lakes. April 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Writers and Books Gell Center, Finger Lakes $95-$105, register wab.org. [ MON., APRIL 7 ] The New York Insurance Funding for Autism Workshop. April 7, 7-10 p.m. Center for Autism and Related Disorders, 6 N. Main St., Suite 110, Fairport. Register d.plump@ centerforautism.com.

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Refuting Darwin, improving on the Bible “Noah”

(PG-13), DIRECTED BY DARREN ARONOFSKY NOW PLAYING [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA

Like the Biblical account of creation, with Adam and Eve consuming the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden or the construction and destruction of the Tower of Babel, the story of Noah reflects the Bible’s cyclical accounts of mankind’s overreaching and its consequent punishment. Darren Aronofsky’s new film, “Noah,” changes a good deal in the familiar tale of Noah and the Ark, in effect

boldly creating a new mythology on the foundations of the old. To begin with, a voiceover provides a whole new account of the history of humankind after the Fall, a strange and utterly preposterous tale of an industrial civilization established by the descendants of Cain — all of this thousands of years ago — which ultimately pollutes the Earth, turning it into a wasteland. Aside from Noah (Russell Crowe) and his family, apparently the only good people left, a group of fallen angels expelled from Heaven inhabit that barren world, strangely turned into animated piles of rock that lumber about, waving their multiple arms and growling like cement mixers. They defend Noah and his family against an attack by the other folks, throngs of Cain’s tribe, led by an angry villain named Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone). A vision of water inspires Noah to build the famous ark, with the help of his family and those articulated rock piles, and further, on instructions from God, always called the Creator in the

Russell Crowe in “Noah.” PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

movie, fill it with all the Earth’s living things. To keep the enormous floating zoo quiet and livable, Noah’s wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly) ingeniously concocts a sort of incense that knocks them all out — the birds, the insects, the reptiles, the elephants, etc. — so they can sleep for the requisite 40 days and 40 nights. Aronofsky also improves on the Old Testament by elaborating the bare Biblical sketch of Noah’s family, creating tensions between him and his two older sons, Shem (Douglas Booth) and Ham (Logan Lerman). The director turns Noah into a gloomy, deranged tyrant, who believes that mankind should simply vanish after everyone in his family dies, and therefore resolves to murder the newborn children of Shem’s wife, Ila (Emma Watson). Another conflict that the Bible somehow missed results from the presence of a stowaway on the ark, good old Tubal-cain again, who temporarily persuades Ham to betray his father and attempts to kill the skipper. Despite its wealth of wonderful stories, most of the movies based on the Bible, except possibly for some of those lavish epics of Cecil B. DeMille (my own favorite is “Samson and Delilah”), generally achieve only indifferent artistic success. Pursuing a decidedly unusual approach to the text and benefiting from the latest in cinema technology, Darren Aronofsky hardly challenges anything of DeMille’s or any other director. (Incidentally, the most memorable Noah, John Huston, plays him as

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Stung by a bee “Bad Words” (R), DIRECTED BY JASON BATEMAN NOW PLAYING

“The Lunchbox” (PG), DIRECTED BY RITESH BATRA OPENING FRIDAY AT THE LITTLE [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW

an irascible drunk in the modestly titled “The Bible,” which Huston also directed.) Although many of the events and people in the Old Testament provide appropriate subjects for epic treatment — Moses and David, for example — Aronofsky’s effort grows ever more ludicrous as it piles on bizarre inventions and ridiculous creatures. The inclusion of all sorts of other people to flesh out the tale — not only Tubal-cain and his thousands, but also Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins) and flashbacks to Adam and Eve presented as glowing silhouettes — suggests a kind of directorial desperation. Thanks to the wonders of computer-generated images and all the paraphernalia of contemporary technology that so many viewers and reviewers mistake for filmmaking, “Noah” overflows with myriad special effects, which may in fact provide the major appeal, if any, of the film. The sequences showing all the creatures of the Earth, from butterflies to elephants, heading for the ark make for a most impressive series of images — it’s hard to resist a shot of hundreds of snakes slithering hurriedly toward salvation. Among all the remarkable effects, probably the most spectacular involve the actual flood, which begins with multiple waterspouts shooting out of the ground to meet the torrential rains from above, creating the ocean that covers the Earth and floats the enormous vessel. That particular sequence suggests the great triumph of Hollywood over the Bible itself. It shows what God would have done if only He had the money.

Jason Bateman has made a successful career out of playing the straight man. From “Arrested Development” through recent big-screen work like “Identity Thief,” the actor excels at playing the mild-mannered nice guy, exasperated by the insanity that surrounds — and frequently threatens to overwhelm — him. The role suits him so well that it’s an unexpected delight to find that he’s chosen to toss this go-to persona aside to play the foul-mouthed Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old misanthrope who, for reasons known only to himself, has chosen to start crashing children’s spelling bees. All this to say, it’s not entirely shocking to find that “Bad Words,” which marks Bateman’s directorial debut, has a soft, chewy center hidden beneath its sour exterior. Exploiting a loophole in contest rules that stipulate that contestants must not

Jason Bateman in “Bad Words.” PHOTO COURTESY DARKO ENTERTAINMENT

have passed beyond an 8th grade level, Trilby—a middle-school dropout— has the grounds to enter into the competition, but also the intelligence that allows him to remain there and earn his way toward his ultimate goal of making it to the nationals. Trilby is accompanied by Jenny (a frumped-up Kathryn Hahn), a journalist whose online publication serves as Guy’s sponsor while she attempts to write a story about him. Mostly she’s there to look on with embarrassment as her companion angers parents, bullies children, and harasses officials, and in between Jenny engages in occasional bouts of hostile sex with her subject. It’s never entirely clear why her character would have stuck with Guy as long as she has, or how her small, mostly unknown blog has the monetary resources to bankroll Trilby’s mission. Despite strong performances from both actors, their pairing is the weakest aspect of the film. Much more successful is Trilby’s unlikely and uneasy friendship with a 10-year-old fellow competitor named Chaitanya, played by scene-stealing newcomer Rohan Chand. Seemingly resistant to the constant stream of invectives spewed at him, Chaitanya latches on and won’t let go no matter how hard Guy tries to shake him off. Chand and Bateman have a fun, easy rapport, and it’s clear rather quickly that the kid is bound to soften Guy up, at least a little. Bateman proves himself a talented director; he keeps things moving with a trim running time while also managing to inject a fair amount of style into the film. It’s a welcome change of pace in the era of bloated, flat-looking comedies. The film’s script, written by Andrew Dodge, strikes a delicate balance. Guy acts like an asshole, but always with some sense that he’s not truly taking pleasure

in the reactions he’s evoking. This lends an interesting dynamic to the film as it becomes obvious that his reasons for doing what he’s doing, and which serve as the film’s underlying mystery, are centered in real hurt, anger, and pain. Thankfully, this doesn’t make the sight of Bateman making children cry any less hilarious to watch. Bateman makes use of his expert comedic timing to intimidate and manipulate the kids (and adults), and maybe it’s just the fact that I’m not a parent, but man, does tormenting children to tears make for comedy gold. Fate brings a lonely office worker and

a young, unhappily married housewife together in an unexpected friendship in writer-director Ritesh Batra’s warm-hearted, humanistic fable, “The Lunchbox.” Following the old adage that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, Ila (Nimrat Kaur) hopes to reignite her marriage by arranging to have a special lunchbox sent to her husband at his work. By chance, the box is instead delivered to Saajan (Irrfan Khan, “Life of Pi”), a widower on the verge of retirement. Once the mistake is discovered, Ila sends another lunchbox, this time with a note tucked inside, to which Saajan responds. Soon the pair is writing back and forth through letters in the lunchbox, and a bond is formed. Such a premise might have led down the road of schmaltzy, cloying sentimentality, but instead, as Saajan and Ila’s letter become more confessional, opening up about their lives, Batra (making his first feature-length film) offers keen insight into how we define the purpose of our lives. In his hands, this slight, but moving, tale is as pleasurable as dining on your favorite comfort food. Just make sure not to see it on an empty stomach.

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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] ARACHNOPHOBIA (1990): A breed of deadly spiders make their way to a small, American town in director Frank Marshall’s thrillercomedy. With Jeff Daniels and John Goodman. Dryden (Sat, Apr 5, 8 p.m.) BROTHERS HYPNOTIC (NR): This documentary focuses on the eight members of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, all sons of jazz legend jazz legend Phil Cohran. Little (Tue, Apr 8, 7 pm) CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (PG-13): The patriotic hero continues to adapt to the modern world, while battling a new foe: the Soviet agent known as The Winter Soldier. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive In, Webster DONKEY SKIN (1970): A fairy godmother helps a young princess disguise herself so she won’t have to marry a man she doesn’t love, in this musical fairy tale starring Catherine Deneuve. Dryden (Tue, Apr 8, 8 p.m.) GASLIGHT (1944): A young woman moves with her new husband back into the house where years prior she witnessed her aunt’s murder. Starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten,

and Angela Lansbury. Dryden (Thu, Apr 3, 8 p.m.) THE LUNCHBOX (PG): A young housewife and an older man find themselves connected by chance through a mistakenly delivered lunchbox. Little, Pittsford MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975): Monty Python put their unique stamp on the legend of King Arthur and his knights in this very silly comedy epic. Dryden (Fri, Apr 4, 8 p.m.; Sun, Apr 6, 2 p.m.) THE ODD COUPLE (1968): Two recently divorced friends try sharing an apartment, and find that their personalities don’t mix well in this adaptation of the Neil Simon play. Starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Little (Wed, Apr 2, 6:30 p.m.) PINK FLAMINGOS (1972): An underground criminal and a trashy married couple engage in an escalating rivalry to be named “the filthiest person alive” in John Waters’ enthusiastically sleazy cult classic. Dryden (Wed, Apr 2, 8 p.m.) UNLOYALTY 2 (NR): A locally produced thriller about sex, money, friendship, and the ties that bind them together. Cinema (Sat, Apr 5, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (R): This follow-up to the popular film, “300,” continues its bloodsoaked take on the history of ancient Greece, as seen through thee eyes of graphic novelist

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Frank Miller. Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster AMERICAN HUSTLE (R): David O. Russell directs this black comedy inspired by the ABSCAM scandal of the 1970s, which involved the entrapment of several high-profile U.S. politicians. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner. Cinema ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (R): The Will Ferrell comedy gets re-edited with almost entirely new jokes in this brand new, R-rated version. Movies 10 BAD WORDS (R): See full review on page 27. Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R): Matthew McConaughey stars in this true story about a homophobic cowboy who decides to organize an illegal underground network to get HIV meds to patients, after he tests positive for the disease. With Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. Little DIVERGENT (PG-13): Based on the popular series of young adult novels, about a dystopian future in which society is divided into factions based on their strongest virtues. Starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE FACE OF LOVE (PG-13): A widow falls in love with a man who looks identical to her late husband. Starring Annette

Bening, Ed Harris, and Robin Williams. Little FROZEN (PG): A young princess goes on an epic journey to find her sister, whose powers have trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter in this animated Disney musical. With the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad. Cinema THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (R): Wes Anderson’s latest, about the theft of a priceless Renaissance painting, at famous European hotel. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, and Adrien Brody. Little, Pittsford THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (PG-13): In the second installment of Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy, hobbit Bilbo Baggins continues his quest to help a group of dwarves reclaim their homeland, and confronts a mighty dragon in the process. Movies 10 THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13): The middle chapter of The Hunger Games finds an uprising against the Capitol beginning as a result of the events in the first film. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Movies 10 THE LEGO MOVIE (PG): The directors of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” and “21 Jump Street” take on the beloved children’s building toy, and it’s amazing. Culver, Eastview,

Greece, Henrietta,Tinseltown, Webster LONE SURVIVOR (R): The true story of the ill-fated mission by a team of Navy SEALS to capture a high-ranking Taliban leader. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster. Movies 10 THE MONUMENTS MEN (PG-13): George Clooney directs this story about the men assigned to preserve important works of art from the Nazis during WWII. With Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Cate Blanchett. Eastview, Pittsford, Tinseltown MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (PG): The popular characters from “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” get a modern, computeranimated upgrade in this adventure-comedy. With the voices of Ty Burrell, Leslie Mann, Stephen Colbert, Mel Brooks, and Stanley Tucci. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster MUPPETS MOST WANTED (PG): An imposter Kermit gets the gang involved in an international crime caper. With Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, and Christoph Waltz. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster NEED FOR SPEED (PG-13): Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) stars in this video game adaptation about a street racer who enters a crosscountry and plots revenge against a former business associate who framed him and sent him to

jail. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster NOAH (PG-13): See full review on page 26. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster POMPEII (PG-13): A slave turned gladiator must race to save his beloved from the erupting Mount Vesuvius, in this sword-andsandals disaster pic. Starring Kit Harrington (“Game of Thrones”), Carrie-Anne Moss, and Kiefer Sutherland. Movies 10 RIDE ALONG (PG-13): Kevin Hart agrees to spend 24 hours riding along with his police detective, soon-to-be brother-in-law in order to prove himself worthy of marrying the man’s sister. With Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, and Laurence Fishburne. Movies 10 SABOTAGE (R): Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the leader of an elite DEA task force whose members begin to get mysteriously eliminated. With Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, and Josh Holloway. Brockport, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE SINGLE MOMS’ CLUB (PG13): Brought together by an incident at their children’s school, group of single mothers start a support group in this comedy from director Tyler Perry. Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Webster SON OF GOD (PG-13): The life of Jesus is retold in this spiritual epic. Culver, Henrietta


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Name of limited liability company: The Pike Development Company LLC (“LLC”). Date Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (“SSNY”) July 11, 2012. LLC organized in Delaware on March 30, 2012. NY county location: Monroe. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to One Circle Street, Rochester, New York 14607. Address required to be maintained in jurisdiction of organization or if not required, principal office of LLC: 874 Walker Road, Suite C, Dover, Delaware 19904. Copy of formation document on file with the Secretary of State of Delaware, P.O. Box 898, Dover, Delaware 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION ] The name of the limited liability company is Carbon Cutters LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on February 26, 2014. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. A copy of the process served shall be mailed to 25 Valley Brook Drive, Fairport NY, 14450. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ NOTE OF QUALIFICATION ] Notice of Qualification of OneAccord Digital LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 02/27/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Washington State (WA) on 10/17/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1018 Market Street, Kirkland, WA 98033. Arts. of Org. filed with WA Secy. of State, Legislative Building, PO Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] 1. Notice of Formation of Need A Car LLC 2. Art. of Org. filed Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) November 18th, 2013 3. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of

LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to:285 Allen ST, Rochester, NY 14608 Phone 585-509-9523 4. Purpose: any lawful activities. Sells used Automobiles. [ NOTICE ] BAXBAR HOME REALTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/24/2014. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 465 Main St., Ste 600, Buffalo, NY 14203. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. [ NOTICE ] BOOT RUB LLC, a domestic LLC; Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/25/14. Office location: MONROE County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 705 Madison St. East Rochester NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] BOTTLE HUT LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/22/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Bonnie J. Makowski, 28 Munger St., Bergen, NY 14416. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] CURTIS BROTHERS PROPERTY, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/7/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1705 Creek St., Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] DMC VENTURES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Dina M. Carbone, 431 Walker Lake Ontario Rd., Hilton, NY 14468. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] GOLDEN EAGLE DINER AND STEAKHOUSE, LLC, a domestic LLC,

filed with the SSNY on 2/11/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 679 E. Main St., Apt. 4-G, Batavia, NY 14020. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Hardware Breakout LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/21/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 1260 Lehigh Station Rd. Apt. 408, Henrietta, NY 14467. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] HEISENBERG CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 21 Brunson Way, Penfield, NY 14526-2844. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] HUPP MOTORS BUILDING, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/11/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 303 Macedon Center Rd., Fairport, NY 14450, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Julie E. Yoon, MD, PLLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/13/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at c/o Carol S. Maue, Partner, Boylan Code LLP, 145 Culver Road, Suite 100, Rochester, New York 14620. LLC’s purpose: profession of medicine, and any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] KOLLEGETOWN CORNERSTONE PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/13/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process

against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 23 Sutton Point, Pittsford, NY 14534. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] MIRACLEDROP, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to William J. Allen, 164 Haskins Ln. S., Hilton, NY 144689003. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by JETKAT ENTERPRISES LLL dba Mr. Dominic’s On Main,1 East Church St., Fairport, NY 14450, County of Monroe, for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that license,number #3149869 has applied for a class change to: an on premise beer, wine & liquor license for 3 Latino Restaurant Inc dba 3 Latino Restaurant, 2 Palm Street, Rochester, NY 14615, County of Monroe, City of Rochester, for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of DHARAM KIDS, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 2/19/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 58 Cape Henry Trl, W Henrietta, NY 14586. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 3SC Global Group LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/10/2014. Office in Monroe County. SSNY is the designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Sachel Scott 268 Sherwood Ave Rochester, NY 14619. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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Legal Ads > page 31 [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Basley, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/20/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 115 Vineyard Dr, Greece, NY 14616 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Simba Realty LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/10/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 119 Brookfield Rd Rochester NY 14610 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Superior Home Care LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/24/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 207 Tremont Street Suite 206 Rochester NY 14608 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 112 COLONY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/31/06. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 620 Park Avenue, Ste. 185, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 175 COLVIN STREET, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/19/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 410 Danbury Dr., Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 240 Culver Road LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/13/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as

agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 815 W. Whitney Road, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 5021 RIDGE ROAD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/16/2014. Office location, County of Monroe.  SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 5019 Ridge Road West, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 64 ROWLEY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/20/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 64 Rowley St., Rochester, NY 14607. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Kostantinos Vasalos, 59 Waterworks Dr., E. Rochester, NY 14445. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Kostantinos Vasalos, 64 Rowley St., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 816 Monroe Associates I L.L.C., Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/30/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o G. Joseph Votava, Jr., Seneca Financial Advisors LLC, 500 Linden Oaks, Ste. 150, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Amitas Xpress Spa, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/12/14. Office location: Monroe County. Secy. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secy. Of State shall mail process to the principal business address of the LLC: 1 Crownwood Cir, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose:any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Artisan Lance Group

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LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/26/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Daniel E. Richardson, 871 Peck Rd., Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BC HOME REMODELING AND PAINTING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BIG RIG QUILTING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/18/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 392 Carlsam Dr., Rochester, NY 14609. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, Attn: John M. Kubiniec at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BOBDAR WATERFRONT PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/18/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of BOULDER CONCRETE DESIGN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 131 Wilsonia Rd., Rochester NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful act.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Brad’s Lawn Service LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/3/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 110 Brower Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Brimstone Properties, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/06/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 60581, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Canterbury Place, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 01/24/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1 Capron St, 5C, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of CEDAR CREEK LAWNCARE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/11/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1035 Washington St., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of FAVE PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/19/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom, process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, POB 16111, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GREYSTONE PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/14/14.

Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1209 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Iron Fox Realty, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/8/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 65 Mahogany Run, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of J&N Personal Touch, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/10/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 111 Westfield St., Rochester, NY 14619. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of J&T Wholesale, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/22/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1673 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Khuri Enterprise VI Los Angeles, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/3/12. 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 1250 Lee Rd., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LAP Enterprises, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/24/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2170 Five Mile Rd., Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LaunchGo, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/7/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 296 Farmington Rd, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: RVN6970 LLC Articles of Organization filed by the Department of State of New York on 3/17/2014. Office location: County of Monroe Purpose: any and all lawful activities. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to RVN6970 LLC , 21 Oak Manor Lane, Pittsford, NY 14534. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is The Moroccan Paper Company LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on March 4, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 271 Marsh Rd, Ste 2, Pittsford, NY 14534. 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Louelle Design Studio LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) January 8, 2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 538 Linden Street, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of M.O.V.E. Training LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/19/14 Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served.

SSNY shall mail copy of process to 120 Linden Oaks Drive, Rochester NY, 14625 Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mobile Salon, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/11/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 290 Woodcliff Dr., Fairport, NY 14450. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Neural Kinetic Solutions, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/23/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3800 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of New York Herbaceuticals LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/7/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of any process to: 59 Kemphurst Road, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Oxygen Turbo2, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/9/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 10 Whisperwood Dr., Victor, NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of PARKWOOD PROPERTIES NY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/5/2014. Office location, County of Monroe.  SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 50 Johnny Gold Ln., Rochester, NY

14626. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PET SPA PAWS & PLAY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/11/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Parkhurst Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Prosperous Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/5/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 33 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RAM 2DAY PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Rejuvence, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/24/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 113 Branchport Dr., Henrietta, NY 11467. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of S. K. Redzic, PLLC. Art. of Org. filed with Secy. of State (SSNY) 02/03/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 89 Towngate Road, Rochester NY, 14626. Purpose: law practice.


Legal Ads [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Stein Time LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the NY Dept. of State on 0224-2014. Office located in Monroe County. The Sect’y of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 1 Hillsborough St., Fairport, NY 144502501. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of STELLA MARIS ASSETS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/21/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of TANDEM RENTALS LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/06/14.  Office location: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1039 Winona Blvd, Rochester, NY 14617Purpose:  any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of TEKSTRONG LLC. Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State NY (SSNY), 11/26/2013. Office loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 213 S. Fitzhugh St, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Accord Group NY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/16/14 Office location: Monroe County. Principal office of LLC: 1133 Webster Rd. Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC at the principal office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Cottages At

Troutburg LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/2/11. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 710 Latta Rd., Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of The Royal Washes Enterprise, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2740 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Two Talking Heads LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/21/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 124 West Ave., Hilton, NY 14468 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Untangled Innovations, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/9/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 10 Whisperwood Dr., Victor, NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of WEDGE FIVE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/5/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 100 Alexander St., Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of WEST RIDGE RD 2300 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/5/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Anthony A. Dinitto,

L.L.C., 8 Silent Meadows Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of 45-47 WRIGHT, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office location: MONROE County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 2/7/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cal Title-Search, Inc., 1005 12th St., Ste. B, Sacramento, CA 95814. Address to be maintained in CA: 631 Brookside Dr., Danville, CA 94526. Arts of Org. filed with the CA Secy. of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GateHouse Media, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/31/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/10/97. Princ. office of LLC: 350 Willowbrook Office Park, Fairport, NY 14450-4222. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St.,-Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of RMB Mendon Managers LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/17/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 115 S. LaSalle St., 34th Fl., Chicago, IL 60603. LLC formed in DE on 3/12/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE addr. of LLC: c/o NCR, 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

[ NOTICE ] NYC Brand Productions LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 4/27/2012. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at c/o Mark Costello, 145 Culver Rd., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14620 . LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Optic Sky Productions, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 2/26/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 125 Tech Park Dr., Rochester, NY 14623. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] PEARL ROC REALTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/19/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 26 Harper St., Rochester, NY 14607, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] REDMAN ROAD PROPERTIES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/21/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Betty A. Joseph, 2104 County Line Rd., Holley, NY 14470. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Rochester Cocktail Revival, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/10/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 160 Glen Ellyn Way, Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] ROCHESTER STILETTOS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/5/14. Office location:

Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Krystle Ellis, 21 Pamela Ln., Apt. B, Rochester, NY 14618. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] ROSS – MORALES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/20/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rick Ross, 16 Havenwood Dr., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] SMART THINKING HOLLYWOOD L.L.C., a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/28/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Legalinc Corporate Services Inc., 8857 Alexander Rd., Ste. 100A, Batavia, NY 14020. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-4, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES W. BROWN, DONNA BROWN, ET AL., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on January 7, 2014, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester NY on April 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., premises known as 74 Forest Avenue, Rochester, NY . All that certain plot, piece of land, with the buildings and improvement thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Irondequoit, County of Monroe and State of New York, Section 077.18, Block 4 and Lot 49. Approximate amount of judgment is $111,431.59 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index #5582/12. Timothy E. Ingersoll, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Elliott, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff.

[ NOTICE ] The Vocal Shop, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 7/17/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 156 Sedgley Park, West Henrietta, NY 14586. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] YK CONSTRUCTION LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/10/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Yakov Kasap, 352 Red Apple Ln., Rochester, NY 14612. General Purpose. [ Notice of Formation of 78OO BREWERTON ROAD LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Office location: Monroe. Princ. Office of LLC: 1950 Brighton Henrietta TLR, Rochester, NY 14623. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: William R. Heitz, 1950 Brighton Henrietta TLR, Rochester, NY 14623. Reg. Agent is: Heitz Law Firm, 1 E. Main Street, SU 200, Victor, NY 14564. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 1931 LYELL AVE., LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 1931 Lyell Ave., LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 01/21/14. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 840 Lehigh Station Road, West Henrietta, NY 14586, The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ Notice of Formation of GMR ADVERTISING, LLC ] Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on Feb. 11, 2014. Office location:

Monroe Co., NY. Princ. Office of LLC: 120 Linden Oaks Dr., Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Road, Webster, New York 14580. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law.

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF INTAGLIO REAL ESTATE, LLC ]

The name of the Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) is Eagle I Services, LLC. The articles of organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State (“NYSS”) on March 11, 2014. The office of the LLC is located at P.O. Box 321, North Chili, New York 14514 in Monroe County. NYSS has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to P.O. Box 321, North Chili, New York 14514. The LLC is organized for any purpose authorized by law.

The name of the Limited Liability Company is Intaglio Real Estate, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 03/14/2014. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process t o4 Five Lot Lane, Avon, NY 14414 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 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (“LLC”). Name: DPGM, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on 3/4/14. New York office location: Monroe County. Principal business location: 175 Castlebar Road, Rochester, NY. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process to: 175 Castlebar Road, Rochester, NY 14610. LLC is organized to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of formation of YTK, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on October 10, 2013. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 661 Ridge

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ]

[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] H.D. Marychild, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on March 14, 2014 with an effective date of formation of March 14, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 130 Boniface Drive, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 130 Boniface Drive, Rochester, New York 14620. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WHITETAIL 414, LLC ] Whitetail 414, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) 9/11/13. Office location: Monroe County, NY. Principal business location: 1265 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Avenue, NY, NY 10011 which is also the registered agent upon whom process may

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[ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ]

Victor Asset Acquisition CR, LLC filed Application for Authority with the New York Department of State on March 19, 2014. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 230 Crosskeys

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing pursuant to Article 18-A of the New York State General Municipal Law will be held by the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) on the 14th day of April, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., local time, at the Gates Town Hall, 1605 Buffalo Road, Rochester, New York 14624, in

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connection with the following matter: GALLINA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, a New York corporation, for itself or an entity formed or to be formed (collectively, the “Company”) has requested that the Agency assist with a certain Project (the “Project”), consisting of: (A) the acquisition by lease, license or otherwise, of an interest in an approximately 3.22-acre parcel of land located at 225 Mile Crossing Boulevard in the Town of Gates,

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New York (the “Land”); (B) the construction of an approximately 25,000 square-foot building thereon (the “Improvements”); and (C) the acquisition and installation therein, thereon or thereabout of certain machinery, equipment and related personal property (the “Equipment” and, together with the Land and the Improvements, the “Facility”); all to be subleased to C & C North America, Inc. d/b/a Cosentino North America (“Cosentino”) to create a unique interactive environment for architects, designers, distributors and fabricators to view the latest products and design trends, attend educational workshops and receive training on new product innovations and installation techniques. Cosentino is the global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of natural stone, quartz and recycled surfaces. The Facility will be initially operated and/ or managed by the Company. The Agency will acquire an interest in the Facility and lease the Facility to the Company. The financial assistance contemplated by the Agency will consist generally of the exemption from taxation expected to be claimed by the Company as a result of the Agency taking an interest in, possession or control (by lease, license or otherwise) of the Facility, or of the Company acting as an agent of the Agency, consisting of: (i) exemption from state and local sales and use tax with respect to the qualifying personal property portion of the Facility, (ii) exemption from mortgage recording tax with respect to any qualifying mortgage on the Facility, and (iii) exemption from general real property taxation with respect to the Facility, which exemption shall be offset, in whole or in part, by contractual payments in lieu of taxes by the Company for the benefit of affected tax jurisdictions. A copy of the Company’s application, containing the Benefit/ Incentive analysis, is available for inspection at the Agency’s offices at 8100 CityPlace, 50 West Main Street, Rochester, New York 14614 during normal

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business hours, Monday through Friday, and will be available for inspection and review at the above-scheduled Public Hearing. The Agency will at the above-stated time and place hear all persons with views in favor of or opposed to either the location or nature of the Facility, or the proposed financial assistance being contemplated by the Agency. In addition, at, or prior to, such hearing, interested parties may submit to the Agency written materials pertaining to such matters.

filed in this action. Judgment amount: $102,463.05 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: March 2014 Richard J. Horwitz, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ]

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF Monroe, Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. David A. Young, Catherine E. Young, Dated: April 2, ET AL., Defendant(s). 2014 COUNTY OF Pursuant to a Judgment MONROE INDUSTRIAL of Foreclosure and Sale DEVELOPMENT duly filed on December AGENCY 17, 2008, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Front Steps of the By: Judy A. Monroe County Office Seil, Executive Director Building, 39 West Main [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Street, Rochester, NY on April 23, 2014 at Index No. 2013-10756 10:00 a.m., premises SUPREME COURT known as 354 Conrad STATE OF NEW YORK Drive, Rochester, NY. COUNTY OF MONROE All that certain plot, ESL Federal Credit piece or parcel of land, Union, Plaintiff, vs. with the buildings and Maureen V. O’Brien; improvements thereon Canandaigua National erected, situate, lying Bank and Trust and being in the Town Company; Citibank, of Greece, County of N.A.; Discover Bank; Monroe and State of CACH of Colorado, New York, Section LLC, Defendants. 60.58, Block 1 and Lot Pursuant to a Judgment 5. Premises will be sold of Foreclosure and Sale subject to provisions of dated February 20, 2014 filed Judgment Index and entered herein, # 6815/08. Alexander I, the undersigned, Korotkin, Esq., Referee the Referee in said Berkman, Henoch, Judgment named, will Peterson, Peddy & sell at public auction in Fenchel, P.C., 100 the lobby of the Monroe Garden City Plaza, County Clerk’s Office Garden City, NY 11530, located at 39 West Main Attorneys for Plaintiff Street, Rochester, New [ PLLC NOTICE OF York, County of Monroe, FORMATION ] on April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, The name of the the premises directed by professional service said Judgment to be sold limited liability and therein described company is Peter as follows: ALL THAT Offermann Land TRACT OR PARCEL OF Surveying, PLLC. The LAND, situate in the Articles of Organization Town of Penfield, County were filed with the NY of Monroe and State Secretary of State on of New York, known as February 12, 2014. 92 Farm Brook Drive, The office of the Rochester, NY 14625; PLLC is located in Tax Account No. 123.11Monroe County. The 1-47 described in Deed NY Secretary of State recorded in Liber 6194 is designated as the of Deeds, page 205; lot agent of the PLLC upon size .44 acres. whom process may be Said premises are sold served. A copy of the subject to any state process served shall be of facts an accurate mailed to 4 Nyby Road, survey may show, Rochester NY 14624. zoning restrictions The PLLC is managed by and any amendments a manager. The purpose thereto, covenants, of the PLLC is to practice restrictions, agreements, the profession of land reservations, and surveying. easements of record [ SUMMONS WITH and prior liens, if any, NOTICE ] municipal departmental violations, and such Index No.: 2013-7353 other provisions as STATE OF NEW YORK may be set forth in the SUPREME COURT Complaint and Judgment

COUNTY OF MONROE LENZY BLAKE, II Plaintiff, v. JAMAR CRUMITY LAWANDA MOSES, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned to appear in this action and are required to serve a notice of appearance and/or a demand for the complaint on plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, if this summons is personally delivered to you within the State of New York, or within thirty (30) days after service is complete, if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. Your time to appear may be extended as provided in subdivision (b) of CPLR 3012. Take notice that this is a personal injury action to recovery damages including, but not limited to monetary damages for physical and emotional injuries and pain and suffering suffered by the plaintiff as a result of a shooting incident occurring on or about July 5, 2012 wherein the defendants conspired to assault and batter plaintiff and violate his civil rights and defendant Jamar Crumity did in fact shoot plaintiff with a firearm causing plaintiff severe physical injury and physical and emotional pain and suffering for which plaintiff seeks an award of monetary damages in an amount which exceeds the jurisdictional limits of all lower courts. In case of your failure to appear judgment may be taken against you by default for a sum to be determined by the Court after an inquest on damages, with interest from July 5, 2012, plus the costs and disbursements of this action. The basis of the venue designated is the residence of defendant Jamar Crumity which is upon information and belief, 130 Plymouth Ave. South, Rochester, NY 14614. Dated: July 2, 2013 Rochester, New York BROWN & HUTCHINSON Michael Cobbs, Esq., Of Counsel

Attorney for Plaintiff 925 Crossroads Building Two State Street Rochester, New York 14614 (585) 454-5050 TO: Jamar Crumity 130 Plymouth Ave., South Rochester, NY 14614 Lawanda Moses 298 Arborwood Lane Rochester, New York 14615 JAMAR CRUMITY: This is a notice that a lawsuit has been filed against you in a personal injury action for injuries sustained by the plaintiff as a result of an incident occurring on or about July 5, 2012. You are required to respond by serving a copy of the answer on plaintiff’s attorney and filing the answer with the court within thirty (30) days. If you fail to do so, a default judgment may be entered against you for significant monetary damages. The foregoing notice is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Thomas A. Stander, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed the 4th day of March, 2014 at Rochester, New York. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK –COUNTY OF MONROE INDEX # 161/13 FILED: 2/26/14 Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premise is situated. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., S/B/M CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC S/B/M CHASE MANHATTAN MORTAGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff(s), against Catherine Josh, Esq., as Temporary Administrator for the Estate of Jose Diaz his respective heirsat-law, next of kin, distributes, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendants who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right title or interest in and to the premise describe in the complaint herein,


Legal Ads HILDA SANCHEZ, HOUSEHOLD FINANCE REALTY CORPORATION OF NEW YORK, ESL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, MARANGELY OFRAY C/O MONROE COUNTY SUPPORT COLLETION UNIT, FIRST SELECT, INC., PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, ROCHESTER GAS & ELECTRIC CORP., CHARTER ONE BANK N.A., HOUSEHOLD FINANCE REALTY CORPORATION OF NY, PORTFOLIO ACQUISITION, LLC, METRO PORTFOLIO ACQUISITION, LLC, METRO PORTFOLIO, INC., NU ISLAND PARTNERS, LLC, DISCOVER BANK, BRENDA DIAZ, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOU CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not serviced with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State

of New York); and in case of your failure to appear judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage which was duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County of MONROE on June 20, 2000 in book 14934 at page 571. The Note and Mortgage was tendered and transferred to the plaintiff’s predecessor in interest. An assignment of Mortgage was recorded on October 30, 2000 in book 01371 at page 0699 in the Monroe County Clerk’s office covering premises known as 102 Oneida Street North, Rochester, NY 14621. (Section 91.76 Block: 2 Lot: 57). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an amended order of the Hon. Richard A. Dollinger, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated November 25, 2013 and filed on December 11, 2013 along with the supporting papers in the office of the Clerk of the County of Monroe. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York. SECTION 91.76 BLOCK: 2 LOT: 57 said premises known as 102 Oneida Street North, Rochester, NY 14621. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned note and mortgage, or their agents have elected and hereby accelerate the mortgage and

declare the entire mortgage indebtedness immediately due and payable. The following amounts are now due and owing on said mortgage, no part of any of which has been paid although duly demanded: Entire principal Balance in the amount of $33,627.95 plus interest and late charges from December 1, 2009. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/ CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that you may contact

for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York state Banking Department at 1-877-Bank-NYS or visit the Department’s website at www. banking.state.ny.us FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Stiene & Associates, P.C., Attorneys for the Plaintiff, 187 East Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743 Our File # 201001841

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Bragdon Beauty

24 Hawthorne Street Located in the highly desirable East Avenue Historic District, 24 Hawthorne Street was built in 1912 and crafted by Rochester-based architect Claude Bragdon. A contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, Bragdon designed nearly 100 local private residences in addition to numerous public buildings such as the First Universalist Church of Rochester, the Chamber of Commerce building, the gorgeous but now lost Rochester’s New York Central Railroad Station (demolished in 1966), and George Eastman’s House West Garden.  Additionally, he oversaw the construction of the Memorial Art Gallery during 1912 and 1913. Bragdon valued harmony and balance in all things and infused this beautiful multi-storied home with the architectural style of the Arts and Crafts movement.  At approximately 2,645 square feet, the house boasts five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.  Meticulously maintained, the home on Hawthorne Street was originally built for insurance businessman Egbert Ashley and his wife, Elizabeth.  The neutral color palette and period features preserve the integrity of the home’s era while incorporating modern-day improvements and amenities for the contemporary homeowner.  Gleaming hardwoods span the entire first floor and a Grueby-tiled fireplace anchors the living room.  Renowned for their matte green glaze, the tiles were the signature style of the Grueby Faience Company, founded by William H. Grueby in Boston, Massachusetts.  In that spacious living room hang copies of the home’s

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original architectural renderings (which will be left in the home after the sale).  The living room opens to the dining room, which leads into the kitchen.  According to the renderings, a pantry once linked the dining room and kitchen but the present kitchen was expanded into that space to create one large room. The glass-paneled cabinetry lends a modern feel to the kitchen and includes room for a breakfast nook. The abundance of windows on every level provides natural light continuously from sunrise to dusk.  There are windows tucked in the most interesting places—like in the basement, the second-floor hallway’s bathroom shower, and in one of the bedroom closets.  Bragdon used special privacy glass in both of the second-floor bathroom windows, which allows sunlight to enter without the fear of betraying modesty. Four bedrooms are on the second floor— one in each corner. The two bedrooms on the left side, formerly Mrs. Ashley and her daughter’s bedrooms, open to a joint balcony, which, one hundred years ago, was used as a sleeping porch in the summer months.  The finished attic bedroom, a private space perfect for house guests, even includes a modest full bath with clawfoot tub. This property is truly a masterful work and in immaculate condition.  It is listed by agent Brian Donovan of Nothnagle REALTORS® who can be reached at 585-703-3888. by Jennifer Ostromecki Jennifer is a volunteer writer for The Landmark Society.


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