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Ren Square buildings likely headed to auction. DEVELOPMENT, PAGE 5
Warren has change of heart on marriage equality. POLITICS, PAGE 5
Finding the vision of sound. DANCE, PAGE 20
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Man made: artists redefine craft stereotypes If the word “craft fair” brings up imagery of all things sweet, delicate, and pretty, with hair clips, jewelry, knittery, and journals, think again. While it may be true that the local-focusing craft markets have been mini-femme fests, lately there has been an increase in male artists mixed in with the gals. The following article features four Rochester-based creator dudes who have been spotted at Rochester’s indie-art fairs, makers of fascinating work that transcends the niches from which they arose.
Find out about Robert Rogalski’s Hobbit hole-like dollhouses and other detailed works (pictured above), Gil Merritt’s ambitious and addictive Chenille Macabre figurines, and the intricate found-object musical instruments made by the duo known as Man Crafts. Check out the online version of this article at rochestercitynewspaper.com, where you can watch videos of an Amputheatre game in action, as well as cigar-box guitars being played, and view photo slideshows of more of the artwork discussed inside.
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I have to agree with gun owners on one point (“Our Guns and Our Fear,” Urban Journal). That is that the definition of a particular style of gun as an assault rifle is not necessarily a deterrent to a killer. However, one bit of legislation could have a real effect on limiting the potential for mass type killing: that would be to eliminate all firearms with the exception of single-shot weapons. Specifically, legal arms could hold only a single cartridge, which must be manually reloaded after each shot. This would not only eliminate the potential for mass shootings, but it would also increase gun safety for legal sporting use. As someone who has a lifelong involvement in wildlife conservation, I am at the receiving end of a load of sporting and gun catalogs. The recent trend in ads for thousands of rounds of ammunition, high-capacity magazines, and burial containers for hiding guns and ammo makes me think our so-called civilized sportsmen are less civilized than I had hoped.
only thing stopping the US government from enslaving or committing genocide on its own people is a few people with AR-15s would be laughable if it wasn’t a core belief of the gunrights lobby. Opponents to gun-safety legislation attempt to use a slippery-slope argument in which any legislation is equivalent to an outright ban or confiscation. An outright ban on all guns is in violation of the Second Amendment, but regulation including mandatory background checks, limited magazine capacity, and an arms registry are all constitutional as deemed in the Supreme Court case DC vs. Heller and the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887. Kenyatta Dacosta fails to mention the vast majority of countries with stricter gun laws that haven’t experienced any form of enslavement or government-sponsored genocide (England, Australia, Canada, France, Norway, etc.). Regulations put forth in recent months would constitute only a minimal inconvenience for the lawful gun owner, whereas curtailing guns in the hands of people who should not have them and limiting the damage that mass shooters can inflict have real-world consequences that would save the lives of hundreds of Americans. It is time to take an adult approach to this issue and not accept the status quo of 11,000 gun deaths per year as the price we pay for lax gun regulation.
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Posted on rochestercitynewspaper.com On readers’ comments on gun control: When David Shaw writes of the “entitlement society” that “begs for government to keep them safe,” I wonder if he is referring to the families of the Newtown victims; or the families of the Aurora, Colorado, theater tragedy; or the families of the 30 people who are killed by gun violence each day in the US. The fact is that laws have an impact, and we citizens of the US have a say in the type of country we wish to live in. Gun advocates’ idea that the 2 CITY
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The next race for city mayor
On Urban Journal’s “Choosing a Mayor in a Challenging Time”: The current leadership has been focused on slashing services to meet reduced revenues and not focusing nearly enough on actually growing revenues. There’s a generational shift occurring right now. Urban living is much more popular among young adults and new empty nesters alike. Developers have been cashing in on this trend by building new apartments, condos, and townhouses in the city.
You’d think that the city would be cashing in too, but that hasn’t been the case. There have been a lot of tax giveaways to the developers instead. The logic is that the tax breaks are a catalyst for the development, but this development would have happened due to market demands regardless. Alex White is the only candidate who’s talked about making sure developers pay their fair share of the costs of the infrastructure they profit from. I’m tired of being asked to choose between closing a library or a rec center so that we can slash taxes on luxury condos. New leadership is needed across the board, and I hope people look to the Green Party to provide it. JASON PARTYKA
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Regulating sales of ‘old jewelry’
On a Monroe County Legislature proposal to impose new regulations on pawnshops and other businesses that deal with second-hand items (News Blog): Several years ago New York state legislative houses tried almost the same proposal, and it failed. Why? It was an impossible law that: 1) Was not enforceable by police agencies; 2) was a burden to police agencies 3) poorly defined the people to be covered; 4) poorly defined the merchandise to be covered; 5) created undue financial burden on small business owners; 6) created impossible reporting requirements that would in effect make criminals out of the business owners who must report. Nothing has been resolved in the Monroe County proposal to fix any of these problems. It will not solve crime or help in the recovery of stolen goods. It will cause businesses to close, thereby affecting a net loss to retail sales tax coming into the county. Anyone who sells “some old jewelry” will be affected by this proposal. It is imperative to speak to your county representative about the failings of the proposed law. And plan to attend the hearing on April 9 at 6. BARBARA BOYCE
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And now we wait: marriage and the court By the end of the day last Wednesday, things looked mildly hopeful for supporters of same-sex marriage. We won’t know until June, though, how the Supreme Court will rule on the two cases it heard last week. Few observers seem to expect that the court will issue a broad, sweeping ruling legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the nation. The most we can hope for, apparently, is that the court will rule that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. That will give federal benefits to same-sex couples who have been married in the states where it is allowed. But that’s only a few states. And in some of the Justices’ comments and in the protests outside, we were reminded of how far we are from the end of homophobia and discrimination against the LGBT community. The disconnect between several Supreme Court Justices and the real world was stark; makes you wonder whether they ever set foot outside their chambers. During the first day of the arguments last week, Samuel Alito worried that same-sex marriage is just too new for the court to know what to do about it. Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that marriage equality is no big deal. “Same-sex couples have every other right,” he said. “It’s just about the label.” And helping decide the future of samesex marriage is Justice Antonin Scalia, who has a history of making stunning anti-gay comments. “If we cannot have moral feeling against homosexuality,” he said in a speech at Princeton late last year, “can we have it against murder?” (You can find other Scalia slurs on numerous news organizations’ websites; just search for “Scalia comments about gays.”) Conservative religion has injected its own peculiar argument: that the purpose of marriage is procreation. (The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd notes that Sonia Sotomayor was married but had no children, Clarence Thomas and his wife don’t have children, John Roberts’ children are adopted. And, writes Dowd: “What about George and Martha Washington? They only procreated a country.”) Despite all that, it seems possible that the court will get rid of DOMA. That will certainly be a step in the right direction. And for some marriage-equality supporters, that will be enough. In a New York Times article late last month, Georgetown University law professor David Cole urged the court to go slow. Eventually, he wrote, we’ll get there. But, he said: “Prudence
Should the LGBT community just be patient, waiting until anti-gay Americans like Antonin Scalia get religion or die off? counsels that marriage equality should be allowed to continue gaining support in the states, and that a federal resolution should be left for another day.” The Brown v. Board of Education school segregation ruling, he warned, precipitated “a notorious backlash.” Roe v. Wade “galvanized the anti-abortion movement, with political impacts that still linger.” The court shouldn’t “impose a uniform solution on the nation now,” he wrote. “Doing so could touch off civil resistance in the most conservative states.” So maybe the LGBT community should be patient, waiting until anti-gay Americans like Antonin Scalia get religion or die off. Maybe LGBT Americans should just suffer until every state grants them full rights. Waiting has a cost, though. And those who counsel “prudence” need to tell us: Which Supreme Court ruling carries the greater risk? Which threatens the greater tragedy? A broad one, finding the denial of same-sex marriage unconstitutional, possibly unleashing the “notorious backlash” Cole says we might face? Or the narrower ruling? That would provide federal benefits to same-sex couples fortunate enough to be married. But it would continue the governmental sanction of prejudice that has bred hatred, harassment, and discrimination and has resulted not only in humiliation but also in mental health problems and suicide. And what does it say about this country’s moral fabric when members of the highest court in the land join in the persecution of some of its citizens, defining them as lesser beings, not worthy of the rights of the majority?
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Gates officials pursue casino
Town of Gates officials submitted a proposal to the Seneca Nation of Indians for a casino at the Rochester Tech Park, reported YNN. Town Supervisor Mark Assini told the news station that the park’s proximity to Route 531 and its available space are assets. During the state budget process, lawmakers discussed legalizing non-Indian casinos upstate, but they didn’t reach an agreement.
Legislators wrap up state budget
New York legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered their third consecutive on-time budget and the state’s earliest budget since 1983. The $135 billion spending plan includes a minimum wage increase, tax credits and incentives for businesses, a $1 billion increase in education funding, cuts to programs for people with developmental disabilities, and a property tax rebate for some homeowners.
RPO suit postponed
A planned court hearing in a lawsuit against the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra was postponed until Friday, April 5.
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Attorney Eileen Buholtz is suing to invalidate the RPO board’s January 23 annual meeting, including the results of board member elections. Buholtz ran for a board seat as a write-in candidate and in her lawsuit she argues that RPO officials didn’t properly notify all of the organization’s members who would have been eligible to vote. She also alleges that RPO officials didn’t recognize write-in ballots submitted at the annual meeting.
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Cuomo compromises on IDA reform
DOMA, Prop 8 before Supremes
The US Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. Though it is extremely difficult to predict how the justices will rule, many believe there will not be a sweeping ruling favoring same sex-sex couples across the country. Rulings in the two cases, which have been described as the most historic cases involving civil rights in years, are not expected before May.
When Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a series of reforms for the state’s industrial development agencies, IDA representatives and local elected officials protested. Cuomo essentially wanted to restrict the agencies’ ability to grant exemptions on state sales tax, but local officials said that would rob them of a useful economic development incentive.
Governor Andrew Cuomo didn’t get the IDA reforms he wanted in the 2013 to 2014 budget. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Well, perhaps predictably, Cuomo’s proposal didn’t stick; lawmakers negotiated and passed a compromise reform package last week. In his 2013 to 2014 budget proposal, the governor said that the state doesn’t currently have input when IDA’s award state sales tax exemptions. He proposed limiting the industries that could receive the exemptions: housing and retail would no longer have been eligible. He also wanted the regional economic development councils and the state economic development commissioner to sign off on the exemptions. But the final legislation is quite different from that proposal: IDA’s will still be able to award state sales tax exemptions and no additional approvals will be required. The agencies will have some additional
reporting requirements, but they won’t face much in the way of restrictions on which industries can receive tax benefits. Some analyses of the legislation say it prevents IDA’s from giving state sales tax exemptions to some retail projects. IDA representatives and many local elected officials — though not all — are counting the outcome as a victory. But Brighton Supervisor Bill Moehle says he’s disappointed that the governor’s proposed reforms didn’t stick. Brighton officials have been critical of the Monroe County IDA in the past, saying it awards tax breaks to inappropriate projects. “I like the idea of having the state oversight on the sales tax,” Moehle says.
The county once planned to use the Gateway Centre and the Edwards building in the Renaissance Square project, which lurched to a halt in 2009. The project would have combined a bus terminal, theater, and Monroe Community College campus on a block at the corner of East Main Street and North Clinton Avenue.
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Ren Square buildings headed to auction? Monroe County officials are planning to put three buildings up for auction, including two buildings that were once part of the Renaissance Square project. The county plans to sell Gateway Centre, 150 East Main Street; the Edwards building, 34 St. Paul Street; and 37 South Fitzhugh Street. All three were donated to the county by developer Max Farash. County officials have included revenue from the sale of the buildings in the last few county budgets, though the buildings remain unsold. This would be the county’s first attempt to auction the properties. The sale has to be approved by the Legislature. During a Legislature committee meeting last week, county real estate director Tim Murphy said officials used the same process to sell part of the former Iola campus. The county once planned to use the Gateway Centre and the Edwards building in the Renaissance Square project, which lurched to a halt in 2009. The project would have combined a bus terminal, theater, and Monroe Community College campus on a block at the corner of East Main Street and North Clinton Avenue. After the project died, MCC officials evaluated Gateway and Edwards for use
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The Gateway Centre. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
as a potential downtown campus site. But they decided against it due to the cost of renovating the properties. County officials would set a reserve on the three properties, which means they wouldn’t accept a figure below a certain amount. The county isn’t disclosing that figure, but in the 2013 budget, officials included $2 million in revenue from the sale of the three buildings. The Gateway Centre and Edwards buildings, which would be sold together, are located in the heart of downtown, not far from the new Midtown site. County spokesperson Justin Feasel says that the Edwards building would require some asbestos remediation, but that the work has already been done in Gateway Centre.
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Incumbent Mayor Tom Richards won the endorsement of the city’s 24th Legislative District committee over the weekend on the march to the Democratic primary in September. He defeated challenger Lovely Warren, who is president of City Council, 35 to 9. The 24th LD is centered in the area around Highland Park. | The biggest news to come out of the meeting, however, is that Warren seems to have changed her opinion on same-sex marriage. Asked about the issue at a different meeting of Democratic insiders a couple of weeks ago, Warren said tersely that same-sex marriage is the law in New York State and that she would follow the law. | At the 24th District meeting, however, Warren said that the federal Defense of Marriage Act should be repealed, and that “I don’t believe government should tell people who to love.” Warren said a conversation with a young man helped convince her that the country has largely “moved on” from the issue, and she compared marriage equality to interracial marriage. | Mayor Richards says he has consistently supported marriage equality.
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Remanufacturing: RIT awakens a giant For much of the last two centuries, Northeastern cities like Rochester saw their local economies and work forces transformed by manufacturing. Rochester, a manufacturing powerhouse on its own, produced and even created items that changed how Americans lived. From buttons to caskets to cameras and copiers, this area’s factories churned out a staggering range of products. But by the mid 1970’s, many of Rochester’s factories had either downsized or shuttered their doors. While manufacturing is not what it once was in Rochester, a rather inconspicuous but related industry has emerged. And it’s dramatically changing the way products are produced in the 21st century. “Remanufacturing” in its simplest form is the process of taking old and used products and determining which parts are suitable for reuse, says Nabil Nasr, director of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability. “You’re taking something that has been used for a while, and back at the factory, you’re disassembling everything to the component level,” he says. “Through a similar process that was used to create the original product, we assess the condition of each of the components. The components that are worn or non-functional are replaced, and the product is reassembled.” The “reman” industry is poised for major growth, Nasr says, and the opportunities for RIT and Rochester are significant. RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability and the Remanufacturing Industries Council will host a two-day business roundtable for leaders in the field on Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12. The event is intended to provide business leaders, students, and researchers the latest reman information, though the roundtable is open to the general public. To register: www.remancouncil.org. Remanufacturing is not a new concept, Nasr says. “The first industrialist to establish a serious remanufacturing company and really use it was Henry Ford,” Nasr says. “Ford discovered that a lot of his cars were coming back when the engine reached the end of its life, but the rest of the car’s parts were in good shape. And then, after further examination of the engines, he discovered that they, too, [had] so many viable parts that were absolutely fine to use for another cycle.” A lot has changed since Ford’s early reman applications in the 1930’s. US production of remanufactured goods totaled about $43 billion in 2011, up from $37
billion in 2009. And the industry employed nearly 200,000 full-time workers, according to “Remanufactured Goods: an Overview of US and Global Industries, Markets, and Trade,” a report by the US International Trade Commission in Washington, DC. US exports of remanufactured goods climbed to $12 billion in 2011, up more than 50 percent from 2009, the report says. Nasr says the industry is much larger, however. “By my estimate, it’s over $100 billion because they did not include all of the different [business] sectors,” he says. “For example, the Department of Defense remanufactured the B-52. The B-52 is over 90 years old.” Remanufacturing is now being used by companies in virtually every major business sector, but the automotive, medical device, and aerospace industries account for more than 50 percent of the industry. Toner cartridges for copiers are a good, recognizable example of remanufacturing Nasr says. The products were quite innovative when they were first introduced into the marketplace, he says. “All the toner was in one place, and when you were done, you could throw the cartridge away,” he says. “You’re not touching the toner, it’s not messy. But hundreds of thousands of them were ending up in landfills.” And the used cartridges contain residual toner, which is harmful to the environment. But some companies have discovered value in the used cartridges: they can be taken apart, the worn parts replaced, and the cartridge refilled with toner. What used to be trash, now has economic value, Nasr says. The product is cheaper than a new cartridge, he says, and environmental damage has been reduced. “The key thing to remember is that as a society our consumption rate is going up and up,” Nasr says. “There was a report the
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with simply salvaging Nabil Nasr: the remanufacturing industry is poised for growth. old parts, Nasr says. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN And reusing older parts doesn’t mean there’s a loss in quality, he says. Nasr has been working in the field “It sounds like there is a for more than two decades and says he compromise here, but in reality we never imagined that remanufacturing don’t make any compromises,” he says. would become the industry it is today. “The remanufactured product will be Rochester already has some of the most identical to the new product.” significant companies in the industry, Remanufacturing also offers other he says, and RIT plays a major role in distinct advantages. It reduces the demand remanufacturing’s innovation and growth. for raw materials caused by consumption, “Except for our program here, there and it reduces damage to the environment aren’t many [university] programs that often associated with manufacturing. For teach reman,” he says. “We’re [Golisano example, many parts and the hazardous Institute for Sustainability] the only materials they frequently contain will center in the world today focused on often end up in landfills and waterways if remanufacturing. We are a technology they aren’t remanufactured, Nasr says. development-technology transfer “Reman is typically half the price organization. We’re teaching the world of new and leaves a significantly lower about this.” footprint on the environment,” he says. “In my view, it is the silver bullet to allow us to think about what we just made, still advance to a newer product, but not throw away all of the cost of fabrication and consumption that went into something in the first place.”
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This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Conference takes on sex and violence
RIT will host a two-day conference, “Gender, Violence, and Justice in the Age of Globalization,” on Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5. Speakers will present their research and discuss topics such as mass marriages, human trafficking, partner violence, and enslavement. Highlights include “Gender and Coercion in State-Sponsored Mass Marriages in Nigeria,” a lecture by Judith-Ann Walker, director of the Research and Projects Center in Kano, Nigeria, at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 4.
Registration and conference schedule: www.rit. edu/cla/conable/.
Talk on hi-tech threads
RIT will present a lecture about “wearable technology” by scientist and author Rosalind Picard at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Picard’s tools have applications from autism communication to human-computer interaction for people with difficulty expressing and interpreting their emotions. She is the founder of the Affective Computing Research Group at MIT. The event will be held in the Chester Carlson Center for Imaging Science auditorium.
Lectures on IsraelPalestine peace
two lectures by Mark Braverman. The first, “Beyond Interfaith Dialogue: the Role of the Church in Bringing Peace to Israel and Palestine,” is at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. The second lecture, “Toward a New Theology of Land: How a Renewed Church Can Bring Peace to Israel and Palestine,” is at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 5. Braverman, co-founder of Friends of Tent of Nations North America, will focus on the Palestinian human rights struggle and finding peace between Israel and Palestine. His lectures will be held on the CRCDS campus at 1100 South Goodman Street. Registration and costs: www.crcds.edu.
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School will host
Correcting ourselves In the Annual Manual published on March 27, the wrong dates were listed for the 2013 Park Avenue Summer Arts Festival. The event will take place August 3 and 4. 8 CITY
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Dining La Casa is a monumental task is to indulge in gross understatement. If you really want to see La Casa’s service at
A chile relleno (left) and flan with cherry and chocolate (right) at La Casa Restaurant in the South Wedge. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Home made La Casa Restaurant 93 ALEXANDER ST. 730-5025 MONDAY-FRIDAY 11 A.M.-10 P.M.; SATURDAY 5-10 P.M.; SUNDAY 10 A.M.-6 P.M. [ REVIEW ] BY JAMES LEACH
La Casa on Alexander Street is certainly the most hotly anticipated Mexican joint in the city; countless fans and aficionados have been waiting eight years for it to finally open. A bit more than eight years ago, Omar Ramos, his wife, Mia Bocanegra, and their 10-year-old daughter Cassie opened a tiny tacqueria in the back of the now-closed Rich Port Bakery at the Rochester Public Market. Selling only tacos, with a strong emphasis on carnitas (slow-roasted pork) and seasoned potatoes, the family’s Monterrey Taco was an immediate and overwhelming success. You had to get there before noon if you had any hope of getting tacos before they ran out of supplies, and even if you arrived early you could anticipate standing in line for anywhere from 15 minutes to half an hour before you even placed your order. But it was always worth it.
Monterrey quickly outgrew its space, moving next door to the Union Street Bakery building where the menu expanded and the lines got even longer. Mia Bocanegra started making transcendent posole during the winter, the selection of meats expanded, and Monterrey began offering specials like enchiladas verdes and tamales. Eventually, the Ramos family business outgrew its Union Street location, too, and found a new home, and a much larger kitchen, in Lyjah Wilton’s Boulder Coffee shop in the former Java Joe’s at 1 Public Market. Renamed La Placita, the enterprise continued to build on its almost cult-like following. Eventually Ramos and Bocanegra listened to their customers, and their landlord Wilton, all of whom were clamoring for them to open a restaurant so that they could get their taco fix more than once a week. In late February of this year, the couple opened La Casa in a remodeled house owned by Wilton. Although La Casa is owned by Wilton, Ramos
and Bocanegra are the guiding spirits behind the business, and their skill, determination, and willingness to put in total effort all the time informs everything done in the restaurant that they manage. While the grand
opening is still more than a month away — a blow-out celebration is planned for Cinco de Mayo — you would never know that La Casa hasn’t been open for years rather than barely a month. The service is nearly peerless, all of the waiters and waitresses are efficient, friendly, unflappable, and well informed. In the style of the very best table service, you almost don’t notice how well and how smoothly your evening is progressing, finding yourself surprised when the check comes and it’s finally time to go home. As good as the service is, the food is better. Omar Ramos and his crew are no strangers to the rigors of a dinner rush — a dinner rush is probably relatively relaxing compared to the frenetic pace that Ramos and company experience at the Market each Saturday morning. Food at La Casa comes out remarkably quickly given that every single item, with the exception of the tortillas, is made from scratch. Salsas, rich maroon mole, deeply flavored brick-red guajillo pepper sauce, silky smooth queso fundido (a cheese sauce that deserves its fancy name), and the stocks used in their soups are all made fresh every day along with more types of beef, chicken, and pork than seems credible given the size of the kitchen staff. To say that prep at
its very best, start your meal with an order of guacamole ($5.99). It is made tableside, the wait staff masterfully combining avocados with chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and pickled jalapenos to make an excitingly chunky dip full of rich flavors and luxurious textures. Resist the temptation to fill up on the appetizer, though, because even better things are available for you to try. Those who are familiar with La Casa’s previous incarnations will immediately gravitate toward the tacos, hand-sized corn tortillas filled with carnitas or grilled steak (carne asada), or Ramos’ spicy and delightfully porky homemade chorizo. Dressed with a bit of salsa or perhaps a squeeze of lime or pico de gallo, these are as good as they are at Market, and an excellent choice. (Three tacos, with rice, beans, and salad, cost $10.99.) But you should also branch out a bit. Any of the enchiladas are excellent. My wife is partial to the enchiladas verdes ($10.99), stuffed with shreds of slow-roasted chicken and topped with a generous quantity of cool green salsa with just the tiniest bite of poblano pepper and crumbled queso fresco. I gravitate toward the enchiladas de mole ($10.99), also filled with chicken but topped with a mole sauce that Ramos told me is made in a food processor but tastes like it was hand ground in a molina watched over by a very particular Mexican grandmother. The heat in these will build on you over time, so be sure to bring plenty of beer with you. (Although the restaurant’s liquor license was just approved, it will still be a couple weeks before it rolls out its beer list, an artisanal cocktail menu, and what Wilton told me will be the most robust highend tequila list in town.) The mosh-pit atmosphere at the Public Market didn’t allow Ramos to really spread his wings and make more complex dishes very frequently, a luxury that he now has at La Casa. That tiny amount of leisure means that he has the time to make tamales ($10.99), pockets of masa stuffed with carnitas, a spicy mixture of cheese and jalapenos, or chicken stewed in green salsa served in the cornhusks in which they were steamed. And it allows him the time to create dinner specials, including the very best chile relleno I’ve ever tasted ($12.99). Stuffed with subtly spiced shredded pork and potato, dipped in a feather-light egg batter, fried and served with a judicious amount of both guajillo pepper sauce and queso fundido, this dish should (and hopefully will) become a permanent fixture on the menu of a restaurant that is destined to become a Rochester institution. rochestercitynewspaper.com
MANMADE FOUR LOCAL MALE ARTISTS BROADEN TRADITIONAL STEREOTYPES OF “CRAFTS” FEATURE | BY REBECCA RAFFERTY PHOTOS | BY MATT DETURCK
If the word “craft fair” brings up imagery of all things sweet, delicate, and pretty, with hair clips, jewelry, knittery, and journals, think again. While it may be true that the local-focusing craft markets have been mini-femme fests, lately there has been an increase in male artists mixed in with the gals. The following article features four Rochester-based creator dudes who have been spotted at Rochester’s indie-art fairs, each the makers of fascinating work that transcends the niches from which they arose. Check out the online version of this article at rochestercitynewspaper. com, where you can watch videos of an Amputheatre game in action, as well as cigar-box guitars being played, and view photo slideshows of more of the artwork discussed below.
A trip to the studio of sculptor and illustrator Robert Rogalski in the Hungerford Building yields non-stop wonders. You could spend hours exploring the small space’s minute treasures, and discussing art, culture, politics, and social issues with the sharply critical yet warm and witty artist. Rogalski’s studio is packed to the high ceiling with various projects in progress, shelves showcasing finished works, puppets of various sides and materials, rows of dental tools and toothpicks for precision 10 CITY APRIL 3-9, 2013
detailing, neatly organized fragments of machines and bits of other interest, and a jungle of plants. You’ll find magnificent dollhouses created with astounding detail that evoke both a Hobbit’s home and also the coolest tree house that you never bothered to conceive as a kid. A wide desk holds an army of tiny, expressive faces and fragments of figures, waiting to be pieced together into unique characters. Rogalski’s 5” to 9” figures have character. Often depicted with a retro sci-fi flair, they include ordinary heroes like the serious little crossing guard with an armadillo motif on his hat, who looks like a knight in tarnished armor. Rogalski describes his work as both whimsical and nostalgic, influenced by children’s entertainment of the 1970’s and 1980’s, including Steven Spielberg films and illustrators whose styles were a turn-of-the-century throwback. Rogalski began sculpting at age 12, inspired by stop-motion animation. He studied special effects for film and industrial design the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and today makes work worthy of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The artist has illustrated a children’s book, is writing a young-adult adventureepic novel, does freelance illustration, teaches puppet workshops, and has been a featured artist at the Strong National Museum of Play, where his work will
1 Artist Robert Rogalski (top) creates everything from elaborate, fantastical dollhouses (right) to intricate puppets (bottom left) in his Hungerford Building studio.
be featured in two more events this fall. Rogalski sells his work out of his studio on First Fridays, and plans to participate in craft fairs and conventions this year. See the work: Suite 222, Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. robertrogalski.com.
The first time I saw Gil Merritt’s
fantastically gruesome Chenille Macabre figurines — made of pipe cleaners, felt, fabric paint, and bits of plastic — I was impressed not only by the creative variety of beasts and humanoids, but also by the clever way he manipulates those unlikely materials into works of highly detailed monster art. He creates six to 10 figures per week, depending on their complexity. Among my favorites are a bipedal anglerfish, a terrifying marsupial rat, and a nightmarish figure with giant tarantulas for hands. There are no good guys, no heroes, Merritt says. The artist draws influence for each creature from horror films, literature, mythologies, and the news. While many people simply lament and complain when they don’t get what they want, Merritt has shrugged and decided to make his own version of it. He began making sculptures with twist ties as a kid, simulating the toys that he wanted, working up to the caliber or figures he’s been creating for the past 10 years. After a video game that he was excitedly anticipating was deemed too violent and cancelled in 1998, he set out to make something in the same vein. As Merritt isn’t a programmer, he decided to make a graphic board game with fighter figures with removable heads and arms, so they could essentially “rip apart.”
What he developed became Amputheatre, which is now patented and has grown in popularity so that there are chapters who play that game in different cities around the nation, and even outside the country. Up to eight people can play at once, taking turns to deal damage to each others’ beastly avatars as they compete for a full government pardon in one of various prison boards. Merritt makes every part of the nowpatented game, from the grid-style boards, to the figures, the weapons, character spec sheets, and the copyrighted rules of the games. But he also takes tips and suggestions from a network of fans who are avid players. The game has its roots in Dungeons & Dragons, says the artist, and it uses 8-, 10-, and 12-sided dice. Though Merritt does recommend the game with a “mature” rating, the fuzzy and funny aspect of the figures make the violence surreal, like in the “Evil Dead” movies. The game might one day be produced en masse, but for now the artist is enjoying its cult success and the homemade aspect of what he does. Merritt works as a design consultant at The Frame Shop in Henrietta, is an announcer for the Roc City Roller Derby, and builds figures for commissions. These have varied from various beasts from Lovecraftian lore, to building a sculpture off of a drawing by a client’s 10-year-old son. Merritt will be a featured artist in a (toned-down) monster show this fall at the Museum of Play. You can play Amputheatre on the third Friday of the month at Millennium Games in Henrietta and on second and fourth Sundays at Pair-A-Dice games in Village Gate. See the work: chenillemacabre.com
2 Man Crafts is Joe Allgeier (left photo, on the left) and Adam Francey (left photo, on the right). The duo makes folksy cigar-box guitars and other musical instruments (right photo). 3 Chenille Macabre figures (top) are created by Gil Merritt (bottom left). Merritt has devised a role-playing game featuring his creations, called Amputheatre. Bottom right: first-time Amputheatre player Matt Rea at UR's SIMCON in March.
I was checking out a holiday craft fair two
years ago at The Yards when from across the room drifted some melodious, blues-y notes from an amplified guitar. Craning my neck over the crowd, Adam Francey and Joe Allgeier became visible, sitting at a table full of handmade instruments under a giant sign that read “MAN CRAFTS.” Their table was swamped, with shoppers of all ages wanting to try their hand at the folk-art cigar-box guitars that produced such stunning sounds. Man Crafts has been in business for about four years now. The duo met at Rochester Institute of Technology, where Allgeier currently works as a technician in 3D design in the Foundations Department of the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences. He has a background in wood and ceramic sculpture, which comes through in the lovely, wood-grain-highlighting lockets and rings he creates for commissions, as well as ceramic wind chimes and whistles. Allgeier also makes carved wood signs for businesses and is working on an inlaid wooden table. Francey studied illustration and fine art painting, and in addition to making Pennsylvania Dutch-inspired folk signs and instruments, he is a tattoo artist at White Tiger Tattoo on Ridge Road. He grew up drawing and playing instruments, and got his start making instruments when
his brother — who owned a cigar shop — turned him on to cigarboxnation.com, an instructional and resource site for the craft. Francey appreciated Allgeier’s craftsmanship, and the two began collaborating on the design of the one-, two-, and three-string instruments they now make. The works aren’t meant to be slick, but homespun, says Francey. When a person spends time playing one, and figures out its quirks, it really becomes theirs. Each instrument is uniquely painted and embellished with bits of metal interest, and has a 24” fret-less board, which works well with the glass slides the pair creates from the necks of old wine bottles. Also popular are the wooden spoon and bottle-cap rattles (which are sharp and meant to be used as instruments, not toys). The guys sell their works online and at craft fairs, and participated in a bluegrass festival in 2010, during which Man Crafts sold many guitars, and the duo says it would have visitors to their tent who wanted to jam well into the evening. See the work: man-crafts.com, mancrafts.bigcartel.com
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Upcoming [ POP/ROCK ] Dave Matthews Band Wednesday, July 3. Darien Lake PAC, 9993 Allegheny Rd., Darien Center. $40.50-$75. 7 p.m. 599-4641. darienlake.com.
[ COUNTRY ] The Lumineers, Cold War Kids Friday, June 7. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. $25-$42.50. 7 p.m. 758-5330 [ POP/ROCK ] Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Wednesday, September 4. Darien Lake PAC, 9993 Allegheny Rd., Darien Center. $25.50-$99.50. 7 p.m. 599-4641. darienlake.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6 MEMORIAL ART GALLERY, 500 UNIVERSITY AVE. 7 P.M. | $30-$40 | MAG.ROCHESTER.EDU [ GYPSY JAZZ ] Big Apple by way of France’s Stephane Wrembel clearly sits at the foot of the Django throne. But this simply amazing guitarist is more than a mere gypsy acolyte. There are rock demons in his head, demons that don’t necessarily rise up but rather stir the man from within to create music that is both timelessly romantic and beautiful. You may have caught Wrembel’s music in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” you may have caught him at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest. If not, you may want to catch him now. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
DJ Cyberfish FRIDAY, APRIL 5 MONTAGE MUSIC HALL, 50 CHESTNUT ST. 9 P.M. | $3-$8 | 232-1520 [ DUB/HOUSE ] It may be a local night, but DJ Cyberfish
is ready to swim up and rage in the cave, bringing a particularly dark dose of dub wub wub to Montage, with a dash of pizzazz. Heavily steeped in the EDM and pretty tightly mixed, his music will leave you wondering where all your time went and just when you got those glow sticks. Dan Coco is bringing you the Coco House Express in person instead of through his radio show; one would be remiss to not be waiting on the platform. Also appearing will be DJs SyxGage and Wikkid, rounding out the electro mix. — BY SUZAN PERO
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Jungle Jams Presents: Paul David SATURDAY, APRIL 6 DUBLAND UNDERGROUND, 315 ALEXANDER ST. 10 P.M. | $5 | 232-7550 [ DRUM ‘N’ BASS ] DJ Bittle is back, presenting a
fresh mix of eight DJs from both here and afar for our electronic pleasure. The highlight of the evening is Paul David, who boasts of bringing the hottest, freshest mixes out there. It better be fresh if he’s bringing it up all the way from Pennsylvania. Loki will also be there with his patented mix of Loki DNB, which focuses more on the bass, less on those other bits. Various acts will be coming from all over New York, and as always will be spread on both floors, giving you two levels of music to explore. — BY SUZAN PERO
Smoker, Golia, Haynes & Lane MONDAY, APRIL 8 BOP SHOP RECORDS, 1460 MONROE AVE. 6 P.M. | $12-$15 | BOPSHOP.COM [ JAZZ ] Paul Smoker is among the most innovative
and adventurous trumpet players on the scene today. Another top player/composer in progressive jazz, Vinny Golia plays 20 woodwind instruments. An in-demand drummer here and abroad, Phil Haynes has appeared on more than 50 albums. Adam Lane is a wildly eclectic bassist who has played in a variety of free-jazz settings and has also performed with Tom Waits. This all-star crew comes together for an in-store concert as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of jazz at the Bop Shop (two other concerts round out the celebratory concert series on April 7 and 9). Mika Kaupa and Adam Caine also perform. — BY RON NETSKY
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Green Day performed at Blue Cross Arena on Monday, April 1. PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE
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[ BLUES ]
[ REVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
It was a two-hour rock ’n’ roll slugfest Monday night as Green Day came out swinging to a frenzied and frozen crowd at the Blue Cross arena. Some kids wrapped in blankets had camped out overnight and looked like frostbitten refugees as they stumbled about. The place warmed up and filled up slowly to a meandering set from Los Angeles-based show opener Best Coast. The band wasn’t bad, but sort of forgettable, hitting its plateau early and sticking there for the remainder of its brief set. But no amount of energy could have adequately warmed the boards for Green Day. Following salutations from a drunken Easter Bunny, the band tore out on stage to the theme from “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” (just like The Ramones) and then ripped into “99 Revolutions.” After that a set cross-cut the band’s incredible catalogue with generous cuts from the new trilogy of discs “Uno!” Dos!” “Tre!” as well as hits off “Kerplunk” and “Dookie.” Green Day is a well-oiled machine and has perfected the extrapolated audienceband call and response, which the band
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did constantly Monday night. Look, I know it’s cool to have the crowd sing the words they all know — it’s kind of like being in church without all the guilt — but I came to hear the band sing, not a bunch of maniacs juiced on $10 Blue Cross brew, waving their cell phones. But hey, it was all in loud, fast fun, and the band’s ironic demeanor earns forgiveness and points. I mean, how about that Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, medley from one of the best live bands in the world today? Prior to the Green Day majesty, I prowled the local scene Friday night to see Rock ’N’ Roll Social Club split Tala Vera in two, like the jaws of life, as it loudly and proudly opened for Amanda Lee Peers and The Driftwood Sailors. Peers’ voice is simply incredible, hanging above the shag carpet of a band well-versed in the blue and classic rock. Nothing short of awesome. For more concert reviews and additional photos, check the Music Blog at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
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Y Not Wednesday w/DJ ET. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Margaret Explosion. The
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 [ KARAOKE ]
But it’s almost more rewarding to get a little crowd to say, “Wow.” When and why did you start Boneyard?
I founded Boneyard in 2008 to play music that sounded good to me, that included my influences, and that I could sing well. What was the band’s stance on performing covers?
It’s one thing to throw in a cover because you want to. But I never did because I felt I had to. I wouldn’t do it. What did you set out to do with Boneyard?
Get out there and make it in this business. I’ve come close a couple of times with different bands and thought I was on to something. Have you ever considered hanging it up?
I did for a year, but that didn’t work out. I realized soon that music is my passion and I kept coming back to it. I’ve never been one to have a back-up plan. I’ve got all my eggs in this basket. That may not get me far sometimes. So you’re not cut for the 9-to-5 world?
Although he briefly gave up music for the 9-to-5 world, local artist JJ Lang is back with a new group, and an upcoming performance at the Indie Music Channel Awards in L.A. PHOTO PROVIDED
Big voice, big drive JJ Lang REVERBNATION.COM/JJLANG [ INTERVIEW ] BY BY FRANK DE BLASE
We all remember our first time. Some persuading, a little awkward fumbling, bated breath, high expectations, followed by a sense of elation and perhaps an apology. And for once I’m not talking about paradise by the dashboard light. I’m talking about a guitar riff. Rochester musician JJ Lang remembers his first. It was played on a $40 Harmony guitar. He was 18. The now 41-year-old Lang hasn’t looked back since. Lang is a powerful musician in the hardrock vein with a soaring voice of stratospheric range. No joke — in the entire electric church of singers, shouters, wailers, and howlers, Lang is one of the best. Yet the man is dogged by his own standards and a relentless drive, he holds the stick from which the carrot dangles. In Lang’s quest for success in this merciless trade, 14 CITY APRIL 3-9. 2013
he focuses on the perks that spell success. It’s the music that matters, and he knows this. But he needs to be reminded that he is a success. I mean, have you heard the cat sing? Lang formed the heavy-hitting Boneyard in 2008 but left late last year when, he says, priorities within the band shifted. Not missing a beat, he put together the equally hard-rocking JJ Lang Band. The Indie Music Channel got wind of the big man with the even bigger pipes and lo Lang was nominated for four awards, and has been asked to perform at the Indie Music Channel Awards Ceremony April 28 at The House Of Blues in Los Angeles. Lang recently talked with City to discuss it all — his frustration, his satisfaction, his success. Below is an edited transcript of what was said. CITY: Is there one moment you recall that solidified your drive? An epiphany? JJ LANG: There are a few. From playing a
packed house, like opening for The Cult in front of 2000 people. Or even driving four or five hours to play in front of three or four people, but you still move those three or four people.
Let’s face it, I’m a musician. Who wants to work when you can sing? It’s a lot harder being away from it. When I’m in a 9-to-5 job I can’t turn my brain off, all I’m thinking about is getting out and singing. I’ll be singing in my truck and be like, “That sounds great. Why am I here?” You’re an extremely talented musician. If knowing that isn’t enough, what’s it going to take to shut you up and make you happy?
Somebody once told me I had a voice for an arena. When I ‘m there — and it’s full — I know that I’m good, and I write good songs, and I have good musicians in the band. But I also know how limited I am with my guitar playing, and I’m very lucky to have people who can deal with my drive over the years. But there’s a good chance you’ll never be satisfied.
I think about that. Then I think about how I was almost happy sitting on a stool with an acoustic at a local bar making $100. When I left Boneyard I said, “I want to be in a working band, with a tour bus or a van, at a 500-person venue, working and touring.” I’ve got an acoustic cover project called LowDown. It’s rewarding, I was making money and still singing, keeping my chops up. And just when I thought it might be enough, Chris Ewing from the Indie Music Channel pops in and says, “No, no, no. You’ve got to do your own songs.” And that reminded me of what I believe in.
Italian American Karaoke . Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. 7:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Mayfield’s Pub . Mayfield’s Pub, 669
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Karaoke at Sanibel Cottage .
Sanibel Cottage, 1517 Empire Blvd. 671-9340. 6 p.m. Free.
Karaoke at California Brew Haus . California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 9 p.m. Free.
Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett . Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lakeshore Drive. 905-0222. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/Mark . Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free. [ OPEN MIC ]
Open Acoustic Mic Night w/ Mandy. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35
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Amanda Ashley. Cottage Hotel of Mendon, 1390 Pittsford Mendon Road. 5856241390. first Wednesday of every month, 9:30 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
Amanda Ashley. The Cottage Hotel, 1390 Pittsford Mendon Rd. 624-1390. 9 p.m. Call for info. Mouth Full, The Traditional, Babyshark. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 6 p.m. $5-$7.
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Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free.
Rochester Ukulele Support Group. Bernuzio Uptown
Music, 122 East Ave. 4736140. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]
Natalie B Band. Dinosaur BarB-Que, 99 Court St. 585-3257090. 9 p.m. Free.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4 Nightfall. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 2714650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ] Anonymous 4. St. Mary’s Church, 215 Eagle St. 585798-5399. 7 p.m. $40-$45.
Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts.
1st Universalist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
18+ College Thursdays. ONE
Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 10 p.m. Free before 11, $3-$10 after. DJ Matt. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. DJ Sal DeSantis. Center Cafe, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 5948882. 7 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke at Panorama. Panorama Night Club & Sports Bar, 730 Elmgrove Rd. 247-2190. 9 p.m. Free. Revolution Thursdays. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 7395377. Call for info. Thirsty Thursday’s. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. 10 p.m. Call for info. Thursday Night Shakedown.. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. Free.
Tiki Thursdays: Shotgun Music DJ. McGhan’s Pub, 11
W. Main St. 924-3660. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tilt-a-Whirl Drag Show.. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $3. [ JAZZ ]
Andy Calabrese Duo. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. Dave Rivello Ensemble. Village Rock Cafe, 213 Main St. 586-1640. Every other Thursday, 9 p.m. Free. D’Jangoners. The Little Theater, 240 East Avenue. 7:30 p.m. Free. El Rojo Jazz. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 6 p.m. Free. Mike Kaupa. Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. (585) 348-9104. 6 p.m. Call for info. Sonny Brown Band. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. 582-1830. 7 p.m. Free The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. 582-1830. 7 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke at Center Cafe.
Center Cafe, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. 7 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Willow Inn. Willow Inn, 428 Manitou Rd. 392-3489. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke.at Brickwood Grill. Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe
HIP HOP/RAP | GZA
Wu-Tang Clan’s lyrical master, GZA — “The Genius” — is considered one of the best lyricists in hip-hop. Amidst a misunderstood and much maligned genre, Wu-Tang emerged out of Staten Island in the early 1990’s. It’s GZA’s unapologetic turn of phrase and the group’s bold, eccentric-laden stance that has rags like Rolling Stone calling it “the best rap group ever.” Ratking, Lucky Labrats, and H.E.X.X. share the bill. GZA performs Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $18-$20. waterstreetmusic.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE Ave. 730-8230. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free.
Karaoke Night w/Debbie Randyn. Pittsford Pub, 60
N. Main St. 586-4650. 9:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/DJ Smooth. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info. Karaoke w/George. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Shotgun Music. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main St. 924-3660. Free. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 388-0136. 10 p.m. Free. Karoake w/Cyd Scarlett. Victor Village Inn, 34 East Main Street. 925-5025. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. [ OPEN MIC ]
5 Alarm Open Jam. The
Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 5853193832. 9 p.m. Call for info. Open Mic at Towpath Cafe. Towpath Cafe, 6 N. Main St. 377-0410. 6:30 p.m. Free.
Open Mic Jam Boulder Park Ave.. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/Steve Piper. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free.
[ REGGAE/JAM ]
Noble Vibes, Bowla Cheats. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 9 p.m. $5-$7. Reggae Thursday. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. $5 before 11 pm. [ POP/ROCK ]
Amanda Ashley Prehistoric Theme Party. Firehouse
Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 9 p.m. Call for info. Counterparts. Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. 5:30 p.m. $10. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Miss Fairchild w/Last Minute, Cammy Enaharo.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8. Teressa Wilcox. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 9 p.m. $5.
Thoroughbred w/The Fevertones, Red on Left.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9 p.m. $5-$8.
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Open Mike w/Mark Herrmann. California Brew
Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 8 p.m. Free. Spot Coffee Open Mic. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. 585-6134600. 7 p.m. Call for info. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 15
DJ Blake . 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-256-1000. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Cedric. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Energon. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Mi-T-Mo . Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 9 p.m. Free. DJ Night: 90s Throwback. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. 10 p.m. Call for info.
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CLASSICAL | JACK QUARTET
OK, so here’s the deal. You like classical, as in Bach? JACK. You lean toward the wild side with Cage? JACK. You dig string musicians with a top-button-open attitude and some ridiculous technical skills? JACK. And I’m not talking cheese. This is the quartet that proves new music soars to a new level when you have the proper classical training to execute what modern composers create out of our complex, modern world. The JACK Quartet is playing in the intimate Hatch Recital Hall, which means both superior acoustics and a sell-out show. Get your tickets as quickly as you can spell…you got it: JACK. The JACK Quartet performs Wednesday, April 10, 8 p.m. at Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. $10-$20, discounts to UR ID holders. 2741000, esm.rochester.edu. — BY PALOMA CAPANNA
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Avenue. (585) 473-2590. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Dave North w/Carin’s Pride.
[ BLUES ]
The Blue Birds. The Beale
New Orleans Grille and BarSouth Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Carolyn Kelly Blues Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585-325-7090. 10 p.m. Free.
McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 6 p.m. Free. Frank Madonia, Deft Heart. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. 585-613-4600. 6 p.m. Free. Frankie & Jewels. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-256-1000. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. 585-637-2383. 8 p.m. Free Bathtub Billy’s, 630 Ridge Road West. 8656510. 4 p.m. Free. Johnny Bauer. Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave. 585267-7031. 9 p.m. 21+. Call for info Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave. 585-2677031. 9 p.m. 21+. Call for info. Nathan Merrill. Lessons at the Loft, 708 University Ave. 704-2889. 6:30 p.m. Call for info.
Music, 122 East Ave. 4736140. 7 p.m. Call for info. The Heavenly Chillbillies. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 9:30 p.m. $5. John Cole Blues Band. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. Third Degree. The BealeWebster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 216-1070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Rabbit in the Rye w/The Dead Records, Laura K. Balke, and Steve Lyons.
Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 6 p.m. $5-$8. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. 6 p.m. Free. Virgin Cain. Mulconry’s, 17 Liftbridge Ln E. 678-4516. 9 p.m. Call for info.
First Friday w/Fred and Alex Vine. Bernuzio Uptown
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Bang Fridays. ONE
Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. Call for info.
Point Dr. 292-9940. 5:30 p.m. Free.
DJ/Karaoke w/Coyote Cody.
McKenzie’s, 3686 West Henrietta Rd. 334-8970. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. DJ Bac Spin. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 8 p.m. Call for info.
Fresh Meat Fridays w/ Samantha Vega, DJ Mighty Mic. Tilt Nightclub &
Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. Lube After Dark.. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 697-9464. 9:30 p.m. Free.
Rage in the Cave: DJ Cyberfish, Dan Coco, Syxgage, and Wikkid.
Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 9 p.m. $3-$8. Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa Ultra Lounge, 235 W. Ridge Rd. 254-1050. 10 p.m. Free. Sexy Fridays w/DJ Wizz. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. Call for info.
T.G.I. Bucket Friday ft. DJ Jestyr, Dr. Jamo. Grotto, 7
Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Bobby DiBaudo Trio. Bistro
135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 6 p.m. Free.
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley
Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. Madeline Forster. The Little Theater, 240 East Avenue. 7:30 p.m. Free. Michael Vadala Trio. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 7 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Prime Steakhouse,
42 E Main St. 265-4777. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Westview Project. The Mendon House, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Road. 624-7370. 6 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s,
485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cody. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 5 p.m. Free.
Karaoke at Flaherty’s Webster. Flaherty’s Webster,
1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Karaoke by Dan & Sherri. Barnard Restaurant & Party House, 360 Maiden Ln. 585663-1250. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett!. Norton’s Pub, 1730 Goodman Street North. 266-3570. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/Krazy George. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St. 730-5030. 10 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 388-0136. 10 p.m. Free. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
The Lobby Presents: Man vs. Machine . Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. 21+. $5. [ POP/ROCK ]
Amanda Ashley. Hedges Restaurant, 1290 Lake Rd. 265-3850. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. Attitude Joe. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 9:30 p.m. $5-$7. Blizaro w/Big Brain and the Drug Cartel, Glass. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 6 p.m. $3-$5.
Frank Madonia, Deft Heart. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. 585-613-4600. 6 p.m. Free Frank Madonia, Deft Heart. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. 585-613-4600. 6 p.m. Call for info. Into the Now. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 10 p.m. Free. Jimkata w/Ocupanther. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 9 p.m. $10-$17. Krypton 88. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 8 p.m. Call for info. Laura Grill. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. 8 p.m. Call for info. Old Dogs. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info. Small Town. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 3343030. 9 p.m. Call for info. Start Making Sense. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 9 p.m. $7-$10. This Life. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $3-$5. Triple Play. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 964-2010. 8:30 p.m. Call for info.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Ache. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 585-2622090. 11 p.m. Free. Ahren Henby. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. 585-613-4600. 7 p.m. Free. Ghost Country. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m. $4-$7. Inside Out w/Ted McGraw. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 5:30 p.m. Free. Jeff Harder. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. 497-7010. Call for info. Jim Lane. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 964-2010. 8:30 p.m. Free. John Gorka w/Miché Fambro. Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. Johnny B and The VIPS. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. Call for info.
Lovin Cup Unplugged Dinner Music Series: Amanda Lee Peers. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 6 p.m. Free.
Paradise Uganda Fundraiser & Send Off! w/Jesse Sprinkle and Kurt Johnson. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 8 p.m. $5. [ BLUES ]
The Crawdiddies . The Beale New Orleans Grille and BarSouth Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. John Cole Blues Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585-325-7090. 10 p.m. Free.
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ROCK | MEAT PUPPETS
What’s that hackneyed quip about a third time? Well, it applies here. The Meat Puppets have broken up twice in the band’s 30-plus years. Formed in 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona, the band remained quasi-underground on SST Records until it was asked to join Nirvana on stage for its legendary “MTV Unplugged” performance in 1993. Its latest album is the 2013 release “Rat Farm.” The World Takes and The Cringe open. Meat Puppets performs Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m. at the Club @ Water Street, 204 N. Water St. $13-$16. waterstreetmusic.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 10 p.m. Call for info. Latino Saturdays w/DJ Bobby Base. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. Call for info.
Saturday Night Ladies Night.
BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 247-0079. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Andy Calabrese. Bistro 135,
Luca Foresta & Electro Kings. The Beale-Webster, Steve Grills & the Roadmasters. The Little
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley
Theater, 240 East Avenue. 8:30 p.m. Free. [ COUNTRY ]
Custom Taylor Band. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] DJ Big Reg. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 232-5498. 1 0 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Trancesend. Decibel Lounge., 45 Euclid St. 754-4645. 10 p.m. $5. Dynamic Saturdays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. first Saturday of every month. Call for info.
Karaoke at 140 Alex . 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-256-1000. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett! . Norton’s Pub, 1730 Goodman Street North. 2663570. 10 p.m. Kick-Ass Karaoke. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 10 p.m. Free. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
[ JAZZ ] 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. El Rojo Jazz. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 7 p.m. Free.
1930 Empire Blvd. 2161070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. Jazz Night. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. 8 p.m. Call for info. Stephane Wrembel. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900. 8 p.m. $30.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Jasmine’s Asian
Fusion, 657 Ridge Rd. 2161290. 6:30 p.m. Free. The White Hots. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 589-4512. Call for info.
GZA w/Ratking, Lucky Labrats, and H.E.X.X.. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 9 p.m. $18-$20.
The Official Spring Bash ft. Chief Keef, Jim Jones, Lil Reese, Trina, and Jada Kiss. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. 8 p.m. $50-$70. [ POP/ROCK ]
49 Days, Thandroid & The Impossible. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 10 p.m. 21+. $4-$5.
70s British Rock Showcase ft. BML, The Blastoffs. Lovin’
Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. 9 p.m. $5. Atomic Swamis. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 10 p.m. Free. continues on page 18
[ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. first Saturday of every month, 9 p.m. Call for info.
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A SPECIAL EVENT FROM NEW ORLEANS… THURS.APRIL 11:
UNTIL WE TWEET AGAIN...
“DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW” PLAYING THEIR BRAND OF
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OR FREE WITH CANNED GOODS FOR THE CATHOLIC FAMILY CENTER COMING SAT.APRIL 13: FROM ITHACA...
JENNIE STEARNS &THE FIRE CHOIR
JOHNNY DOWD BAND
Timeless Romantic Impressions. Baptist Temple,
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Meat Puppets w/The World Takes, The Cringe. Water
ro c h e s t e r e ro t i c a r t fe s t . o rg
SLIDE, PEDAL STEEL, MANDO & MORE
Burning Snella, Second Trip.
Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 8:30 p.m. $5-$7.
ra d i s s o n r i v e rs i d e , $ 2 5 / d a y , 1 8 +
“THE GIVING TREE BAND”
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
First Hammer, Lord Almighty, Order of the Dead, Desekrator, Cripples Mess, and Spika. California Brew
april 5-6 friday 7pm-midnight s a t u rd a y 1 2 n o o n - 8 p m
TUES APRIL 9: RELIX MAGAZINE FAVES..
Avenue. 244-5835. 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 6 p.m. $5-$7.
fe s t i va l
Bar & Lounge
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 8 p.m. $13-$16. Mr. Mustard. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. Call for info. The Pop Show Band. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. Call for info. Pulsate. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St. 315-483-9570. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Stone Dead Forever w/ Beneath Hell’s Sky, Burndwiller. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $5-$7. TimeKeeper. Jeffrey’s, 3115 E. Henrietta Rd. 486-4937. 8 p.m. Call for info. Zac Brown Tribute Band. Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. 730-8230. 10 p.m. Call for info.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7
153 LIBERTY POLE WAY•232-3230
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Celtic Music Sundays: Trace Wilkins. Temple Bar and
Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ CLASSICAL ]
The Art of Song: Musical Pairs. First Presbyterian
Church of Pittsford, 25 Church St. 586-5688. 3 p.m. $5-$10.
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A Celebration of Francis Poulenc II . Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall, 4245 East Avenue. 389-2700. 3 p.m. Free.
Community Organ Concert. Downtown United
Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street. 3254000. 4 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Compline. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. 9 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
Geneseo Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners Concert. Wadsworth
Auditorium, 1 College Circle. 245-5516. 3 p.m. Free.
Publick Musick: A German Baroque Easter. The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East
1101 Clover St. 473-3200. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Drink and Drag Sundays.
The Giving Tree Band. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9 p.m. $5-$8. [ BLUES ]
Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West
ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 8 p.m. 18+. Call for info.
Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info.
[ JAZZ ]
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Bop Shop/Bop Arts 25 Year Celebration: Conference Call . Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8 p.m. $10-$30. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett.
Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lakeshore Drive. 905-0222. 8:30 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
2 Reason Tuesdays w/DJ Zio. Nathaniel’s Pub, 251
Exchange Boulevard. 2328470. Call for info. Free. DJ Ghetto Blaster. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info. DJ Kathy. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. Old School Tuesdays. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info. Free.
The LPs. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info.
StereoFidelics w/Poetry for Thieves, The Reactions, and Black Bandit & The Stickups. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $7-$9.
[ JAZZ ]
Ben Waara. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 6 p.m. Free. Bop Shop/Bop Arts 25 Year Celebration: The Engines.
MONDAY, APRIL 8
Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8 p.m. $10$30.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Bistro 135, 135 W.
Watkins & the Rapiers. The Little Theater, 240 East Avenue. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Manic Monday Retro Dance Night. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Ave. 9 p.m. 21+. Free. [ JAZZ ]
Bop Shop/Bop Arts 25 Year Celebration: Smoker/ Golia/Haynes/Layne w/Mike Kaupa, Adam Caine. The
Bop Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3354. 6 p.m. $15-$30. Kathryn Cufari. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 6 p.m. Call for info. Night Trane. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-6625555. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke w/Walt O’Brien . Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free. [ OPEN MIC ]
Open Jam at Thirsty Frog. ,. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Open Mic. Lift Bridge
Bookshop, 45 Main St. 6372260. second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Call for info.
Commercial St. 662-5555. 6 p.m. No Cover www. Bistro135.net. Free Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke at 140 Alex. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-256-1000. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke with Tina P.. Wintonaire, 628 Winton Road North. 730-8350. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Nik Entertainment. Richmond’s
Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ OPEN MIC ]
Golden Link Singaround.
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Winton Rd. 244-8585. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic Night. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8:30 p.m. Free Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/String Theory. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 8 p.m. Free.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9 [ POP/ROCK ]
IAMDYNAMITE w/The VirginMarys . Water Street
Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 7 p.m. $.94-$10. Teagan Ward . The Beale New Orleans Grille and BarSouth Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7 p.m. Call for info.
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Waylon Speed w/The Mighty High & Dry. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. TeenSet Tuesday 45 Dance Party to follow bands at midnight. $6-$8.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Jeff Slutsky. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 6 p.m. Free. John McConnell. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585325-7090. 9 p.m. Free. Session w/Cathy & Lynn. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 7 p.m. Free. Tempest. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8 p.m. $10-$15. [ CLASSICAL ] JACK Quartet. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $10-$20.
Live from Hochstein: The Nance Family. Hochstein
Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 12:10 p.m. Free.
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] DJ Adam. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info.
Ladies Nite: High Heels and Mini Skirts New Wave Wednesdays. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. 10 p.m. 21+. Call for info. Slumdaze w/Floorwax. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. 11:30 p.m. Free. Teen Set 45 Party. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Free. Y Not Wednesday w/DJ ET. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Margaret Explosion. The Little Theater, 240 East Avenue. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Vince Ercolamento& Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet.
Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Italian American Karaoke.
Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. 7:30 p.m. Free.
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Rochester’s own John Gallo and his band, Orodruin, played an enormous role in the early 2000’s renaissance of traditional doom metal, a genre that owes its murky existence to bands like Black Sabbath and Pentagram. Nowadays, Gallo (guitar, synth/organ, bass, vocals) and fellow Rochesterians Mark Rapone (bass) and Mike Waske (drums) perform under the moniker Blizaro. The stormy trio loves horror movies and working in record stores, and both interests inform the band’s sound. Thick, chugging guitars ripping through classic-rock chord progressions are combined with wailing, Zappa-like orchestration and white-hot solos that would make Tommy Iommi proud. Add a touch of prog-goth synth, some dark stage antics, and the eyes of a newt, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster. Big Brain and the Drug Cartel and Glass also perform. Blizaro performs Friday, April 5, 6 p.m. at Tala Vera, 155 State St. $3-$5. 546-3845, tala-vera.com. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR. Karaoke at Mayfield’s Pub . Mayfield’s Pub, 669 N
[ REGGAE/JAM ]
The Abilene Pro-Am Jam w/ Chris “Hollywood” English.
Winton Rd. 288-7199. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Sanibel Cottage. Sanibel Cottage, 1517 Empire Blvd. 671-9340. 6 p.m. Free.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m. Free 21+, $5 unders.
Karaoke at California Brew Haus. California Brew Haus,
[ POP/ROCK ]
402 Ridge Rd. West. 6211480. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett. Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lakeshore Drive. 905-0222. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/Mark. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free. [ OPEN MIC ]
Open Acoustic Mic Night w/ Mandy. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35
N. Main St. 388-0136. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mic at Jeffrey’s. Jeffrey’s, 3115 E. Henrietta Rd. 486-4937. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Diarrhea Planet w/Big Brain & The Drug Cartel, Chika & The Wolves, and The Tabs. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. DJ Keven Atoms & Jim Kempkes to follow bands at midnight. $7-$9.
Nate Coffee and the New Brew. Temple Bar and Grille,
109 East Ave. 232-6000. Call for info.
Wet Brain, Party Plates, Obsessor, and Utah Jazz.
Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 6 p.m. $5-$7.
Open Mic Jam Boulder Alexander St.. Boulder
Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m. Open Mic w/Steve West. Muddy Waters Coffee HouseGeneseo, 53 Main St. 243-9111. 7 p.m. Free. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19
Dance See the music, hear the dance Vision of Sound SATURDAY, APRIL 6 HOCHSTEIN SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE, 50 N. PLYMOUTH AVE. 7:30 P.M. | $10-$15 | BIODANCE.ORG [ PREVIEW ] BY CASEY CARLSEN
Vision of Sound is the name of the dance and music concert featuring eclectic regional dancers and musicians, taking place this weekend at Hochstein School of Music and Dance. It is Artistic Director Mark Olivieri’s vision to eventually transform the annual collaboration into an actual company. “We have a core of musicians. We have a core of dancers. It’s already basically already its own thing,” Olivieri says. “Every year the performance grows and we perform in more places. This year the concert is being presented in four different places in the state, including New York City.” The concert also took place in Syracuse in March, and will be performed Sunday, April 7, at Hamilton College in Clinton. Rochester dance aficionados will be familiar with some of the concert’s performers. The choreographers are Falon Baltzell, Stephanie Dattellas, Eran David P. Hanlon, Heather Roffe, Missy Pfohl Smith, and Cheryl Wilkins Mitchell. Composers are Jesse Benjamin Jones, Nicholas Omiccioli, Mark Olivieri, Sam Pellman, Nicolas Scherzinger, and Zhou Tian. Neva Pilgrim is also artistic director. “What’s unique about Vision of Sound is that not only are regional artists in dance and music introduced to one another, but they are also both premiering new work in four locations across New York State. It is uncommon for such a wide audience to have the opportunity to witness such a diverse collection of creative energy in two genres, with multiple companies and voices on one stage,” says Missy Pfohl Smith, one of the show’s choreographers. Smith is also the director of the Program of Dance and Movement at the University of Rochester, and founder and artistic director of Rochester-based contemporary dance company BIODANCE. BIODANCE is distinguished by the exploration of social, political, and environmental issues in Smith’s accomplished choreography. 20 CITY APRIL 3-9, 2013
In Vision of Sound, the dances of six
choreographers are paired with the music of six composers. The musicians — who perform live — are all from the Society for New Music, also directed by Olivieri, and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Now in its sixth year at the Hochstein venue and its seventh year of being presented in Rochester, Vision of Sound was recently classified as a non-for-profit organization. Olivieri is also assistant director of music at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Before that he spent eight years as composer-in-residence Local company BIODANCE will perform as part of the music-dance in the Department of collaboration Vision of Sound this weekend. PHOTO BY KEVIN COLTON Dance at the College COURTESY OF BIODANCE Brockport. He stresses the his work for Kate Jordan Dance Projects, collaboration between choreographers and “Spent,” premiered at the Kennedy Center composers, and dancers and musicians as a in Washington, DC. valuable source of artistic growth for all. Alaina Olivieri is a member of “It’s so cool for the young dancers to BIODANCE, and at Vision of Sound get to work together with the composers. will be performing in a work of Smith’s, And to see dancers bring your music to life as well as in a piece by Heather Roffe. is, likewise, always exciting,” he says. “In Roffe is assistant professor of dance at the best-case scenario, choreographers and Nazareth College, as well as a co-director of composers will talk early and talk often. I say, Futurpointe Dance Company, a Rochester‘Hey, start talking now!’ ” based contemporary fusion company that Olivieri tries to pair dancers and has also performed at Vision of Sound. chorographers regionally, as well as matching Roffe’s sophisticated choreography often them by aesthetic. He cites, for example, offers witty insights on society. Her work in teaming a post-modern composer with a the show is called “Collide-oscopic” and is choreographer whose movements express performed to Sam Pullman’s electro-acoustical similar sentiments. Olivieri defines post-modern as, “a blurring music. She described it for City last week. “It’s a manifestation of the visual of the distinction between high art and harmony and representations of mirroring popular culture,” he says. “What is considered concert music anymore? Post-modern includes and unison, combined with my musings rock and roll, jazz and improve. As a composer, on the disembodying, de-humanizing, and psychologically detrimental effects of they’re all part of my musical rhetoric.” ‘trying to look like someone else’ in today’s culture,” she says. “It reflects the inner As for six degrees of separation in the tension between the pleasing nature of Rochester dance scene, try one or two. symmetry and the discord of asymmetry.” Olivieri lives in Canandaigua with his wife, Alaina Olivieri, and their five children. He has played and composed for such wellknown dancers and companies as Jose Limon, Sean Curran, Doug Varone, Martha Graham, and Shapiro & Smith Dance. Last June
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. The National Poster Retrospecticus. 1975ish.com. Sat Apr 6, 6-10 p.m. Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St. D RK-WH1T3: Kurt Ketchum Experiment. Through May 3. Colleen Buzzard Studio Anderson Alley 4th Floor No.1. Receptions Apr 5 & May 3, hours by appt. facebook.com/ kurt.ketchum.3. Arts & Cultural Council, 277 N. Goodman St. Architectural Design Showcase 2013: “Genesis: The Art in Architecture.” Through Apr 26. Reception Apr 5, 6 p.m. Featuring original concepts from both individual design professionals and architectural firms, selected by worldclass designer and artist Wendell Castle. 473-4000. artsrochester.org. A.R.T.S. Gallery, 321 East Ave. “Painting The Gospel”” by local artists. Through April 30. Reception Friday, April 5 6-9 p.m. Live Music and Open Painting (Bring own supplies). 729-9916. Black Radish Studio, 274 N. Goodman. “Spirit of the River” by Richard Margolis. Through May 18. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 12-6 p.m. 413-1278. blackradishstudio.com. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. “Backdoor Artists.” Through June 10. With Sue Higgins, Martin Heit, Nicki Millor, Emily Osgood, and Susan Sweet. Reception Apr 5, 6-8 p.m. 4744116. firstname.lastname@example.org. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. “Man vs Machine” Through May 30. Hours 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Featuring Bile, Cruk, Yewzer, John Magnus, Thievin’ Stephen, Spaceman, Derek Crowe, Mike Turzanski, Sidhe, Matt Ely, Doe Gawn, Adam Maida, and Clayton Cowles. Reception Apr 5, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. featuring Sound Principals: The Drum Machine Orchestra plus guests. $5. lobbydigital.com. Cat Clay, 1115 E. Main Street, Suite 225. Mugshot: Criminallycute Clay. Featuring pottery for drinking, with new work by Danielle Pagani & Clifton Wood. 414-5643. catclay.com. One night only Fri Apr 5, 5-9 p.m. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. “A Little Twisted: An Exploration of the Self.” BFA Painting Exhibit by Karen Nelson. Wed-Fri 11 a.m.noon, Sat-Sun noon-4 p.m. Reception Apr 12 4:30-7:30 p.m. adifferentpathgallery.com. Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. “Abstract Confessions” by Jow Kerwin. Through April 30. Reception Apr 5, 7-9 p.m. email@example.com. Grass Roots Gallery, suite 157, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248. Apr 5, 6-10 p.m.“Numinous Nana: A Grandmother’s Unique Journey of Inspiration,” Fine Art & Photography by Jodie Traugott. firstname.lastname@example.org. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Art Show at Comics Etc.. Apr 5, 5-9 p.m. J. Nevadomski Presents a group show featuring Allie Hartley, J. Nevadomski, Jamie Lowes, Eugene Commodore, John C. Mariner, Edward Repard. 473-7150.; Main Street Artists
ART | NEW SHOWS OPENING
First Friday, which takes place this month on April 5, promises many art-related things to do and see, but the offerings aren’t limited to only that night. Here are just a few exciting events taking place Thursday through Saturday this week. For more, visit our online calendar of events at rochestercitynewspaper.com. The Vignelli Center at Rochester Institute of Technology (73 Lomb Memorial Drive) will host the Medical Illustration Senior Art Show on Thursday, April 4, at 5 p.m. This reception will showcase the cumulative artwork of the medical-illustration program’s graduating class, including educational illustrations and animations of human anatomy, from molecules to entire body systems. The event is free to attend. For more info, call 475-2658 or visit rit.edu. Head over to the fourth floor of Anderson Alley (250 N. Goodman St.) on Friday, April 5, and pop into Colleen Buzzard’s studio to check out Kurt Ketchum’s new series of works, “D RK-WH1T3.” This open studio night takes place 6-9 p.m., and is free to attend. For more information, visit andersonalleyartists.com or facebook.com/ events/488049904576520. Rochester Contemporary (137 East Ave.) will host “Eat It: Artists Explore Food & Consumption,” which will include works by Stefani Bardin, Christine Chin, Brady Dillsworth, Tatiana Kronberg, Andrzej Maciejewski (pictured), and Spruse. Receptions take place Thursday and Friday, April 4-5, 6-10 p.m. An artists’ talk event will take place Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. Admission is $1, free to members. For more information, call 461-2222, or visit rochestercontemporary.org. The 2013 edition of The National Poster Retrospecticus, a touring collection of gorgeous, hand-printed gig posters, is stopping in Rochester for one night only, on Saturday, April 6. Expect more than 300 works by the talented Daniel Danger, Aaron Draplin, Aesthetic Apparatus, and more. The show takes place at 1975 Gallery (89 Charlotte St.), 7-10 p.m. For more info, visit 1975ish.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Featuring Christine Waara. Music by Warren Loeffler. Studio 458. 233-5645. mainstreetartistsgallery.com. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. “Anywhere But Here.” Through May 18. Reception Apr 4, 6-8 p.m. Fourteen Artists paint and photograph places around the world. millartcenter.com. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. “Under the Influence,” Artwork by Students from School Without Walls. Through May 12. Hours 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Reception Apr 12, 2-3:30 p.m. 546-8400 x3716. abmiller@ episcopalseniorlife.org. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Nazareth College Department of Art Undergraduate Art Show. Through Apr 21. Hours Wed-Sun
noon-5 p.m. Reception Apr 5, 5-7 p.m. 389-5073. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. “Canis lupus familiaris,” Photographs by Gerry Szymanski.. Through Apr 30. Hours Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reception Apr 5, 6-9 p.m. 232-7340. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. EAT IT. Including Stefani Bardin, Christine Chin, The Counter Kitchen (Stefani Bardin & Brooke Singer), Brady Dillsworth, Tatiana Kronberg, Andrzej Maciejewski, Spurse. Reception Apr 4 & 5, 6-10 p.m. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Senior Art Exhibitions. Gallery at the Art & Music Library. Mon-Thu
9 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m., Sun noon-10 p.m. Apr 5-9: Charlotte Hotchkiss. Apr 12-16: Caitlin Farmer. Apr 19-23: Lauren Fischer. Apri 26-30: Laura Hobbs. 275-4476. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St. Handcrafted Jewelry by Lisa Johnson. Receptions with artist Apr 5, 6-9 p.m. and Apr 13, 12-4 p.m. Additional hours on Wednesdays 12-5 p.m. shoefactoryarts.com. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. “The Elements” Photographs by Carissa Hurdstrom. Through Apr 30. Reception Apr 5, 6-10 p.m. 613-4600. spotcoffee.com. Studio 215, 1115 E. Main St. BLEEP!. A collaboration by Jose Cruz, Heather Erwin, Maria Friske and André Macedo inspired by the word censorship. Apr 5, 6-9 p.m. 490-1210. email@example.com. Vignelli Center Gallery, RIT, 73 Lomb Memorial Dr. Apr 4, 5 p.m.Medical Illustration Senior Art Show. A reception showcasing the cumulative artwork of RIT’s graduating class in the Medical Illustration program. Educational illustrations and animations of human anatomy from molecules to body systems come to life on gallery walls. 475-2658. rit.edu. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. Visual Studies Workshop Auction Preview. Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (585) 442-8676. vsw.org.
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[ CONTINUING ] AAUW Art Forum, 494 East Ave. Off the Wall VII Members Exhibit. Continues through Apr 19 by appointment only. 244-9892. A.R.T.S. Gallery, 321 East Ave. “Painting The Gospel”” by local artists. Through April 30. Reception Friday, April 5 6-9 p.m. Live Music and Open Painting (Bring own supplies). 729-9916. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. “The New Town Collection: A Gift of Hope” Photographic Prints by Henry Avignon. Through Apr 23. WedSat noon-5 p.m. and by appt. Artist talk April 10 6:30-8:30 p.m. Also on display: a welded metal heart by Christine Knoblauch, engraved with the 26 names of the victims. 232-6030 x23. axomgallery.com. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman St. “Acts of Limitation” by Claire E. Roll.. Kraushaar Commons. “Acts of Limitation” is a collection of figurative sculpture in varying media that embodies the stuggle of the flesh as we attempt to commune with the Creator. 340-9643. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “LIFE and TIMES” by Cheryl Amati Martin American Way Collection. Mon 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920. geneseearts.org. Cumming Nature Center Hurst Gallery, 6475 Gulick Rd. Nature in Art: Selections from the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 3746160. rmsc.org. Davison Gallery, Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, continues on page 22 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 21
DANCE | DANCE/STRASSER AND BHARATA UTSAV
Dance students have a few advantages over the average academic crowd. They have workshops and rehearsals instead of writing assignments and recitations. They can work out to relieve stress and be doing their work at the same time. They also get to display their final projects to eager and excited audiences — which can’t exactly be said for research papers and blue book exams. This week, you have two opportunities to see what local dance students have been working on throughout the school year. The DANCE/Strasser show at SUNY Brockport features select choreography from undergraduate and graduate students in the college’s Department of Dance. Each dance comes to the stage after a rigorous process of faculty critiquing and judging. The show features “Clean This Up and Tie a Pretty Bow on it,” an MFA thesis from grad student Elizabeth Osborn, as well as Justin Bass’ “Vibe,” Christine Benincasa’s “Prism Dream Fragments,” and several other duets and group dances. DANCE/Strasser runs at 7:30 p.m. nightly from Thursday, April 4, through Saturday, April 6, in the Rose L. Strasser Studio in the campus’ Hartwell Hall (Kenyon Street, Brockport). Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, Brockport alumni, faculty, and staff, and $8 for students, and can be purchased at the Tower Fine Arts Center Box Office on campus or by calling 395-2787. For more information, go to brockport.edu/finearts. Students at the Bharata School of Indian Dance and Music will present the 12th annual UTSAV recital on Sunday, April 7. This year’s recital features “Rhythm of the Bells,” a selection of Indian classical dance and fusion performances, and Salangai Pooja, the annual presentation of works from Bharata’s graduating students. The recital starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance (50 N. Plymouth Ave.). Tickets are $20 for premium seats, $15 for regular admission, $12 for students, and free for children 5 and under. For more information on the Bharata school and the UTSAV recital, visit bharataarts.com. — BY JASON SILVERSTEIN
Art Exhibits 2301 Westside Dr. Schoenhals Symposium. Through Apr 19. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 1-4 p.m. 594-6442. roberts.edu. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “Camera Obscura” Through Apr 7. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-3361. eastmanhouse. org.; “Silver and Water” Through May 26. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. High Falls Fine Art Gallery, 60 Browns Race. A Photographer’s Path 16. 1st Floor Museum: Neil and Jamie Montanus: A Glimpse of the World and Tom Kirn: The Walk Through Photo Album. 3252030. centerathighfalls.org. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Through the Student Lens 2013. Through Apr 14. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 22 CITY APRIL 3-9, 2013
p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “H2O.” Through Apr 30. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com. Keshequa High School, 13 Mill St. Livingston Arts Student Art Exhibit. Through April 27. 2436785. livingstonarts.org. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. “Silver Print” Awards Ceremony, Book Release, and Exhibition Receoption. Studio 678, the Wilson Foundation Academy Photo Club. Exhibition on display through Apr 29. 2715920. cityofrochester.gov. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Nannette Nocon and John Kastner. 258-0400. thelittle.org. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. The Art of J. Nevadomski
and Allie Hartley. 232-9030. lux666.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Creative Workshop Adult Student Show. Admission free during workshop hours. “Becoming Modern:Armory Show Artists at MAG” Through May 12. In Lockhart Gallery. “It Came From the Vault: Rarely Seen Works from MAG’s Collection. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Time & Again: Photography by Tom Policano. Mon-Thu 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 1-3 p.m. Reception Mar 15 5-8 p.m. ntid. rit.edu/dyerarts/. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Spirit & Mind. Through May 1. 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Mis en Scène. Featuring the work of Richard Jenks and Daniel Mosner. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Heroes and Villains. recordarchive.com. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Alice in the Looking Glass: Illustrations and Artists’ Books 1865-2012. Through Aug 16. Rare Books & Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2754477.; Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community. Through Sep 30, 2013. mag. rochester.edu. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Rochester Art Club Spring Show. Through May 9. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery in Joseph S Skalney Welcome Center. rochesterartclub.org. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. “Let Them Eat Cake! Portraits of Pastries.”732-0036. firstname.lastname@example.org. shoefactoryarts.com. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. “It’s a Funny Story” Illustrations by Aarom Humby. 473-0503. tapandmallet.com. The Assisi Institute, 1400 North Winton Rd. “Toothpick World” by Stan Munro. Tue-Thu noon-6 p.m., Fri noon-8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 473-8731. assisiinstitute.org. The Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Avenue. “As ready as I’ll ever be,” new work by Andrew Cho. 244-1730. geneseearts.org. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Connections” Arena Art Group. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 475-2866. email@example.com. rit.edu/fa/gallery. UR Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition Winners. In the Miner Library in the University of Rochester Medical Center. 2753361. urmc.edu/libraries/miner/. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. “From Thought to Image: Art Quilts of Nancy P. Hicks.” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thu 4:30-7:30 p.m. nancyphicks.com. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. FLCC Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition. Through Apr 19. 785-1369.
Art Events [ WED., APRIL 3 ] HomeSpun. April 3, 7 p.m. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Stage 13. Spotlights musical, literary, and performing arts by students, staff, alumni, and neighbors $2, free with FLCC ID. 785-1367. flcc.edu. The Icarus Sessions. First Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Hanlon-Fiske Studios, 34 Elton St. 230-7369. [ THU., APRIL 4 ] Folk Art Guild Spring Festival of Crafts. April 4-6. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St Thu 4-8 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m 554-3539. folkartguild.org. [ FRI., APRIL 5 ] Anderson Alley First Friday. April 5, 6-9 p.m. Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St firstname.lastname@example.org. andersonalleyartists.com. Hungerford First Friday Open Studios/Galleries. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m thehungerford.com. Project Scion Studio Open House. April 5, 6-9 p.m. Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St See the design unveiling, meet artists, music, food and drinks projectscion.org. RIT MFA Photography Thesis Exhibitions. April 5-19. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street Siskind Gallery at Visual Studies Workshop. Through April 19. Reception Apr 5, 6-9 p.m. featuring a performance by participating artist Tina Starr. Exhibiting artists include Salah Ahmed, Katherine March Driscoll, Ben Gilberg, Sergio Gomez, John William Keedy, Luke Shaw , and Tina Starr Free. (585) 442-8676. vsw.org. [ SAT., APRIL 6 ] 2nd Annual Spring Craft Fair & Adoption Event. April 6, 10 a.m. Trinity Emmanuel Lurtheran Church, 761 Elmgrove Rd. TFree. 210-2509.
Comedy [ THU., APRIL 4 ] Dean Edwards. April 4-6. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ SAT., APRIL 6 ] Jokes on You 2. April 6, 7-10 p.m. Vibe Lounge, 302 North Goodman St. 21+. $10. 442-8423. Polite Company: Unheard Of!. April 6, 8 p.m. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave $10-$12. muccc.org.
Dance Events [ THU., APRIL 4 ] DANCE/Strasser. April 4-6, 7:30 p.m. Brockport College, 350 New Campus Drive $8-$15. brockport.edu. [ FRI., APRIL 5 ] Headz Up Hats: The Art of Dance. April 5, 6-9 p.m. 524 Mt. Hope Ave. View samplings of ball room dance, line dance, and krump 442-7680. [ SAT., APRIL 6 ] Fandango at the Tango. 7 p.m. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 2714930. tangocafedance.com.
FESTIVAL | EROTIC ARTS FESTIVAL
What’s your fetish? Do you like biting, or stripping, or role play, or simply being tied up every once in a while? No matter what your sexual preference, this weekend’s Rochester Erotic Arts Festival has only one requirement: that you like doing it in public. On Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, at the Radisson Riverside Hotel (120 E. Main St.), you can get your freak on with two full days of super sexy art, workshops, dances, and other titillating activities. Friday’s festivities include a Bombshell Bellydance, a Pretty Kitties Burlesque dance, a fire massage, and classes about the swinger life, role play, and the secrets of sex muscles. If you’re feeling up for another round, you can come again on Saturday for more dirty dances and wild workshops, as well as cardio stripping, a tattoo contest, artistic piercings, and more. On both days of the festival, there will also be an erotic art show and sale, and special demos and workshops from suspension artist and featured guest Lew Rubens. The Erotic Arts Festival runs Friday 7 p.m.-midnight and Saturday noon-8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per day at the door, which pays for admission and all workshops. Advance two-day tickets are available for $40 through rochestereroticartfest.org, where you can also feast your eyes on the full schedule of festival events and times. This festival is only for those 18 and over. — BY JASON SILVERSTEIN [ SUN., APRIL 7 ] Bharata Utsav ‘13: “Rhythm of the Bells.”April 7, 3:30 p.m. Hochstein Music Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave $12-$20, children 5 and under free. 264-9433.
Festivals [ WED., APRIL 3 ] Spring Into Action: MyPlate on Parade. April 3-4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave. 461-1000 x0. mycce.org/ monroe. [ FRI., APRIL 5 ] Rochester Erotic Arts Festival. April 5-6. Radisson Hotel Riverside, 120 E. Main St Fri 7 p.m.-midnight, Sat noon-8 p.m. $25 per day, $40 2-day pass rochestereroticartfest.org.
Kids Events [ WED., APRIL 3 ] Adventures in Chemistry and Physics. April 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. All ages Free, register. 428-8150. libraryweb.org. Children’s Film Festival. Through April 30. Various times at various libraries and centers cityofrochester.gov/article. aspx?id=8589952183. MESS-tival: Spring Break Week. Through April 7, 12-4 p.m.
Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Included in admission: $11-$13. 2711880. rmsc.org. Puzzler’s School-Break Week. Through April 7. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Included in admission: $11-$13. 263-2700. museumofplay.org. Teen Literary Magazine: Canvas Literary Journal. Through April 10. Submit fiction (limit 2500 words), poetry, (limit 5 pages), creative nonfiction (2500 words), flash fiction (limit 5 pages, max 500 words per story). Include short author bio, age, grade, contact info, optional photo. Deadline Apr 10 email@example.com.
Lectures [ WED., APRIL 3 ] Conference: Confronting Sexual Assault. Through April 3, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester, River Campus Free, register. 275-8799. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochester.edu/uhs/sexassaultconf/. Digital Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series: Rosalind Picard. April 3, 8 p.m. Carlson Auditorium, RIT Campus, Lomb Memorial Dr Free. 475-2057. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Chocolate with MVP Health Educator Cheryl Minchella—Wednesday. April 3, 7 p.m. Irondequoit Library, Helen
McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. Free, register. 336-6060. Institute for Popular Music Lecture. April 3, 7 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Maureen Mahon: “And the Colored Girls Go.AfricanAmerican Women Vocalists and the Sound of Race, Gender, and Authenticity in Rock and Roll.”275-9397. rochester.edu. J.C. Lecture: “Servant Communication: Faith and Technology in Worship.” April 3, 1:30 p.m. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman St Guest Lecturer: Dr. Quentin Schultze: “Politicians over promise and under deliver.”Free. 340-9643. “Myths and More at Gettysburg” with George McGaughey. April 3, 7 p.m. Genesee Community College, 1 College Road 345-6868. ROCLA April Program. April 3, 7 p.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street Barbara Deming of Rural and Migrant Ministries will present a film called “Why We Come (Por Que Venimos).” Looped for those with hearing loss. Wheelchair accessible Free. 325-4000. Roemer Lecture: The Future of American Foreign Policy - The Burdens of a Reluctant Hegemony. April 3, 2:30 p.m. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Rd. In the MacVittie Union Ballroom on the SUNY Geneseo campus Free. 245-5516. geneseo.edu. Science on the Edge: “The Magical Tomorgraphy Imaging Technique” with Mercedes Richards. April 3, 7:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. $8-$15. 697-1942. rmsc.org. Spotlight on Bill Gresens. April 3, 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus Welles-Brown Room. “Archaeological Fiction: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” 275-4461. [ THU., APRIL 4 ] “Arsenal of Freedom: Rochester Helps Make the Weapons that Won World War I.” April 4, 7:30 p.m. Mendon Community Center, 167 N. Main St. With Robert Marcotte Free. townofmendon.org. Conable Conference in International Studies: —“Gender, Violence and Justice in the Age of Globalization.”April 4-6. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Register. rit.edu/cla/ conable. Stanley I. Stuber Lecture: “Beyond Interfaith Dialogue: the Role of the Church in Bringing Peace to Israel and Palestine.” April 4, 1:30 p.m. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman St Guest Lecturer: Dr. Mark Braverman. Ithaca Auditorium Free. 340-9643. Talk: “Drawing and Knowing in 17th-Century Italy” with Paul Findlen. April 4, 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus Hawkins-Carlson Room rochester. edu/college/humanities. Talk: “The Fashionable World of Susan B Anthony” with Gayle Fischer. April 4, 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus Welles-
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THEATER | EASTMAN OPERA THEATRE “STREET SCENE”
Fans of American musical theater, opera, and drama will enjoy this week’s offering from Eastman Opera Theatre. Composer Kurt Weill blended traditional opera and musical theater in “Street Scene,” which is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Elmer Rice, who wrote the opera’s libretto with iconic poet Langston Hughes.
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The story follows the lives of a group of New York City tenement residents, depicting their problems, conflicts, hopes, and frustrations over two sultry days. “Weill employed a variety of musical elements from jazz, blues, big band, Italian opera, and Wagnerian orchestral works to reflect the multi-ethnic inhabitants of the brownstone apartment building,” per the press release.
“Street Scene” will be presented in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (26 Gibbs St.) on Thursday, April 4-Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. Pre-performance lectures will be given one hour before the start of the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances in the Ray Wright Room (Room 120) in the Eastman School of Music.
Tickets to the production are $15-$35 (discounts available with UR ID), and can be reserved at the Eastman Theatre Box Office (433 E. Main St.) by calling 454-2100, or online at esm. rochester.edu/concerts/tickets. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Brown room rochester.edu/ college/humanities. [ FRI., APRIL 5 ] Deans’ Roundtable: “Transforming Health Care Education in Response to the Affordable Care Act.”April 5, 10 a.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave sjfc.edu. Dialogue on Human Rights: Radical Practice, Championing Human Rights in Our Everyday Lives. April 5, 6:30 p.m. Rochester Friends Meeting House, 84 Scio St swaarochester.org. “Sustainability Seminar: Computing and Sustainability” with Michael Scott. April 5, 2 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Dewey Hall 2-110D. karen.berger@ rochester.edu. rochester.edu. [ SAT., APRIL 6 ] Historic House Archaeology. April 6, 10 a.m.-noon. Hansen Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Rd. 359-7044. sites.google. com/site/hansennaturecenter. Visual Illustions Reveal the Mysteries of the Brain with Dr. Duje Tadin. April 6, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Included in admission: $11-$13. 6971942. rmsc.org. [ SUN., APRIL 7 ] Annual Holocaust Commemoration: “Uncovering
Our History: 70 Years After the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.”April 7, 4 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Free. 4610490. jewishrochester.org. Skalny Center Talk: “Shadows of the Past: Post-World War I Settlements in Contemporary Central European Politics” with Petr Balla. April 7, 4:30 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Genrich-Rustling Room, LeChase Hall 2759898. rochester.edu/college/ psc/cpces. [ MON., APRIL 8 ] Monday Lecture Series: “Lucretia Mott and the Seneca Falls Convention” with Carol Faulkner. April 8. Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, 17 Madison St Noon lunch lecture $25, 2 p.m. tea lecture $15 susanbanthonyhouse.org. [ TUE., APRIL 9 ] Ferrari Humanities Talk: “The Role of Religion in Contemporary Culture” with Diarmaid MacCulloch. April 9, 7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900. rochester.edu/college/ferrarisymposia. World War I and the Flu Pandemic of 118. April 9, 7 p.m. Greece Town Hall, one Vince Tofany Blvd Donations accepted. 225-7221.
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East Henrietta Rd. 5331370. email@example.com. RushLibrary.org. Reading: “36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction” by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. April 4, 7 p.m. Warren Hunting Smith Library, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Pultney St Free. 315781-3540. hws.edu.
THEATER | “WICKED”
Acclaimed author and artist Gregory Maguire has built his career on the idea that there is always another side to the official story. Maguire has written several books in which he explores the perspectives not considered — those of the supposed antagonists — in many popular stories. His twists on classic tales include “Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister,” “Mirror, Mirror,” and his first, and arguably most popular, “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,” for which he has written three sequels. Broadway’s award-winning, record-breaking blockbuster, “Wicked,” is based on Maguire’s book, and will return to Rochester’s Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.) this week. The show opens on Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m., and continues through April 21. Show times this week are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 & 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 & 6:30 p.m. An additional matinee on Thursday, April 4, will take place at 1 p.m. Tickets begin at $37.50. For more information or to secure your seat, call 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. Learn more about the show at rbtl.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Literary Events [ WED., APRIL 3 ] Author Laurie Halse Anderson will discuss finding your voice and telling your story. April 3, 7 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial
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Dr. Fireside Lounge, Student Alumni Union 475-7464. [ THU., APRIL 4 ] Book Discussion: “Into the Beautiful North” by Alberto Urrea. April 4, 7-9 p.m. Rush Public Library, 5977
[ SAT., APRIL 6 ] Deep Fried Poetry Reading Series. April 6, 6:30 p.m. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market Featuring Jennifer Fortin, Joshua Ware, and Corey Zeller Free, donations accepted. attheyards@gmail. com. attheyards.com. [ SUN., APRIL 7 ] Edible Books Festival and Competition. April 7, 2-4 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 428-8350. www3.libraryweb. org/ediblebooks.aspx. Readings: Cidy Blair and Larry Berger. April 7, 4 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. 474-4116. firstname.lastname@example.org. [ TUE., APRIL 9 ] Books Sandwiched-in: “Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough: The Medical Live of Famous Writers” by John J. Ross. April 9, 12:12-12:52 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Reviewer: Ed Scutt Free. 4288350. libraryweb.org.
Recreation [ THU., APRIL 4 ] UrbanFIT 6 week Session. Mondays. Location changes weekly training@ fleetfeetrochester.com. fleetfeetrochester.com/training/ urban-fit. [ FRI., APRIL 5 ] Rochester Birding Trip: Woodcock Courtship Flight. April 5, 7 p.m. Meet in the lot on the right side of Manitou Beach Road just off Lake Ontario State
Parkway. Boots are strongly recommended 467-2474. rochesterbirding.com. [ SAT., APRIL 6 ] GVHC Hike. April 6, noon. Bay Park West, 660 Bay Front South. Moderate/hilly 3-4 mile hike Free. 323-1911. gvhchikes.org April 6, 1 p.m. Black Creek Park, Woodside Lodge Lot. Moderate 4 mile hike Free. 315-1441. gvhchikes.org. [ SUN., APRIL 7 ] GVHC Hike. April 7, 1 p.m. Webster Park, Holt Rd. at Lake Rd. Moderate 4 mile hike Free. 254-4047. gvhchikes.org. Orienteering Meet. April 7, noon. Durand Eastman Park, starting from the Rotary Cabin in Camp Eastman on the west side of the park $8 per entry/group, register. roc.us.orienteering.org.
Special Events [ WED., APRIL 3 ] February Meeting: Love as a Revolutionary Force. Ongoing, 7 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Green Party of Monroe County gpomc. org. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com. Girls Rock! Rochester seeks volunteers. April 3-17. Seeking musical and non-musical volunteers for rock ‘n’ roll summer camp staff. Applications now available at girlsrockrochester. com. Email girlsrockrochester@ gmail.com for more info. [ THU., APRIL 4 ] Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery Annual Meeting. April 4, 7 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave 461-3494. fomh.org. [ FRI., APRIL 5 ] LGBTQI Resource Fair. April 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Hirst
SPECIAL EVENT | JAMES IVORY AT THE DRYDEN
It’s been a month since the Dryden Theatre returned from its renovation hiatus, but the theater is still celebrating its grand reopening in style. Oscar-nominated filmmaker and George Eastman Honorary Scholar James Ivory (pictured) will be the Dryden’s latest guest of honor when he presents his 1995 film, “Jefferson in Paris,” on Saturday, April 6. The 84-year-old Ivory, who has directed more than 30 films and earned three Academy Award nominations for best director, will introduce “Jefferson in Paris,” which chronicles the much-speculated affairs that the pre-presidency Thomas Jefferson had when he lived in France. Ivory will stay after the screening for an audience Q&A. To commemorate Ivory’s visit, the Dryden will also screen films from Merchant Ivory Productions every Wednesday in April. The Dryden’s Merchant Ivory screenings include “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge” on April 3, “Roseland” on April 10, “Maurice” on April 17, and “The Householder” on April 24. Tickets for the “Jefferson in Paris” screening and Q&A are $12 for general admission and $10 for students, and can be purchased in advance at the Dryden Theatre (900 East Ave.) or online through eastmanhouse.org. Tickets for all other Merchant Ivory films are $8 general admission and $6 for students, and will be sold at the door on the night of the screenings. All films start at 8 p.m. For more information and the rest of the Dryden’s upcoming screenings, go to dryden. eastmanhouse.org. — BY JASON SILVERSTEIN Lounge, Wilson Commons email@example.com. rochester.edu.
New York Beer Tasting Dinner. April 5, 6:30 p.m. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main
St. $75, register. 582-1830. thelowermill.com. Tastings in the Village. April 5, 2-5 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. Free. 474-4116. books_etc@ yahoo.com. Wild and Scenic Film Festival. April 5, 7 p.m. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Albright Auditorium, 300 Pulteney St. T $5 online, $10 at door; College students (with ID) free. 3157814390. hws.edu/fli/. [ SAT., APRIL 6 ] Big Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 127 Railroad St. Art, books, clothes, handmade soap, zines, more facebook.com/ smugtownmushrooms. English Tea. April 6, 2-4 p.m. Morgan-Manning House, 151 Main St $20-$25, RSVP. 6373645. Filmmaker James Ivory in Person. April 6, 8 p.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Screening of “Jefferson in Paris.”$10-$12. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. Geneseo Kiwanis Antique Show & Sale. April 6-7. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m $5 good for both days firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike Deming Antique Sideshow. April 6, 1-4 p.m. Mike Deming Antiques, 1458 Monroe Ave 244-1999. Rochester International Film Festival. 11 a.m., Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave., 784-5300. Free. rochesterfilmfest.org/best-ofthe-fest/. The U.G. Benefit for the Smith. April 6, 5 p.m. Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St U.G. Artists hosts an evening of art and culture from
the Finger Lakes and beyond. The evening will end with a Silent Disco in the dance studio $5-$15. 1-866-355-5483. ugartist.org. Viva Italia! Keuka Lake Wine Trail. April 6-7. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Samples of food and local wines $19 Sunday only, $25 full weekend. 800-440-4898. keukawinetrail.com/plan-a-visit/. [ SUN., APRIL 7 ] 36th Annual Indoor Automotive Flea Market. April 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Total Sports Experience, 880 Elmgrove Rd. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Women Helping Girls. $4 admission, kids 16 and under free 383-1066. Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tours. 2 p.m Durand Eastman Park, Zoo Rd. 261-1665 or bob. email@example.com. Free. 261-1665. National Council of Jewish Women to Honor Awards. April 7, 11 a.m. Irondequoit Country Club, 4045 East Avenue $36, register. 4828652. irondequoitcc.org. Springtime Trolley Rides. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd 20 minute rides depart at noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m $4-$5, under age 12 free. 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org. [ TUE., APRIL 9 ] Joe Bean/Owl House Coffee Dinner. April 9, 6 & 8 p.m. The Owl House, 75 Marshall St. A unique night of craft coffee & local food $35, RSVP. 360-2920. owlhouserochester.com. One Take: Stories Through the Lens: “A Place at the Table.”April 9, 7 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. $10. 258-0400. wxxi.org.
Rohrbach’s Food & Beer Pairing. second Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. Rohrbach’s Brewpub, 3859 Buffalo Rd $30, register. 5949800. rohrbachs.com/RohrbachsBrewpub.html.
Theater “8.” Bread & Water Theatre, 243 Rosedale St. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $6-$12. 271-5523. breadandwatertheatre.org. “City Lights.” Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Wed Apr 3-Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $26-$39. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Eastman Opera Theatre: “Street Scene.”Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $15-$35. 454-2100. “Moses Man: A Musical Journey of a Holocaust Survivor.”JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through Apr 7. Thu April 4 7 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. The production is recommended for ages 12 and up $18-$26. 4612000 x235. jccrochester.org. “My Gal Patsy.” Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 540 E. Main St Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $29-$33. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. “No Child.” Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Apr 21. Preview Thu 7 p.m., opening Fri 7 p.m., performances Sun 3 p.m., Tue 7 p.m Tickets start at $27. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. Traveling Cabaret: An Afternoon of Song, Dance, and Comedy. 2 p.m. Chili Senior Center, 3235 Chili Ave $3.50. 889-6185.
“The Whipping Man.” Through April 10 and Through April 17. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Apr 28. Previews Tue Apr 2-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 p.m.(open-captioned performance). Opening Sat Apr 6 8 p.m. Performances Sun Apr 7 2 & 7 p.m., Thu 6 p.m., Wed Apr 10 2 & 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “Wicked.” Through April 17. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Tue-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m Tickets start at $37.50. 222-5000. mail@rbtl. org. rbtl.org.
Theater Audition [ WED., APRIL 3 ] “Brighton Beach Memoirs.”April 3, 4 p.m. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. For teen actors ages 13-18. Performances are scheduled for June 7 & 8 340-8664. [ THU., APRIL 4 ] Seeking Musicians/Singers for “A New Day Starts Tonight.” Tuesdays. Second Time Around Players. Please e-mail a brief explanation of singing and playing experience and your contact info to tgenesee9@ gmail.com. [ SUN., APRIL 7 ] “The Fantasticks.”April 7, 7:30 p.m. Webster Village Hall, 29 South Ave. Working Class Theatre Company is looking for 1-2 females (age 17-25) and 6-7 males (age 17-65) for various roles 469-4176.
Workshops [ WED., APRIL 3 ] The History of Jug Band Music. April 3, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ THU., APRIL 4 ] Introduction to Web Development. April 4, 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. Any knowledge of programming concepts is a huge plus, but not required $20. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ FRI., APRIL 5 ] Creative Spirits. April 5-6, 6 p.m. Best Foot Forward, 100 Cobblestone Court Dr. $30 per session. 398-0220. Vanessa@ BestFootForwardKids.com. Orchids Demystified! April 5, 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $16. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery. com. [ SAT., APRIL 6 ] Beginner’s Orienteering Workshop. April 6, 8:30 a.m.noon. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue $10, $15 per family, free to members. 585-442-7577. roc. us.orienteering.org. Fringe 101 Sessions. April 6, 11 a.m.-noon. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Free, RSVP. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochesterfringe.com. Knitting for Beginners: Squares and Rectangles. April 6, 1 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. Students
will be provided with knitting needles and yarn $30. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. Scottish Fiddle Workshop with Sue Tillotson. April 6, 11 a.m. South Wedge Mission (Lutheran Church of Peace), 125 Caroline St. $20, register. 705-2337. email@example.com Security B-Sides Rochester. April 6, 8 a.m. Cathedral Hall at The Auditorium Center, 875 East Main St, 4th floor. Conference dedicated to and organized by hackers. Free. 585-415-0550. bsidesroc.com. [ MON., APRIL 8 ] Family Development Class: “Winning at Parenting.”April 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. Free, RSVP. 325-3145 x131. Livestock Farm on a Shoestring Workshop Series. April 8, 6:308:30 p.m. Riga Town Hall, 6460 Buffalo Rd., Churchville. Additional sessions on Apr 22 and May 8 $35, register. 3433040 x138. firstname.lastname@example.org. [ TUE., APRIL 9 ] Family Development Class: “Don’t Make Me Say it Again.” April 9, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. Free, RSVP. 325-3145 x131.
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Brockport Strand 93 Main St, Brockport, 637-3310, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Canandaigua Theatres 3181 Townline Road, Canandaigua, 396-0110, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Cinema Theater 957 S. Clinton St., 271-1785, cinemarochester.com
Culver Ridge 16 2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit 544-1140, regmovies.com
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On beyond “Twilight” [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA
“The Host” (PG-13), DIRECTED BY ANDREW NICCOL NOW PLAYING
The millions of fans of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” novels and the execrable film series based on them should take great pleasure in the release of “The Host,” the new movie adapted from another of her works. Like the jazz musician who said that after hearing Lawrence Welk he’d have to rethink Guy Lombardo, this picture should make any viewer reflect on the vampire saga. It is so thoroughly awful that it makes those immensely popular flicks look like “Citizen Kane.”
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Although no vampires darken the brightly sunlit scenes and sequences of “The Host,” a somewhat similar concept — the notion of some extra-human force preying on mankind — drives the picture’s plot. As an introductory voice-over explains, an alien force has invaded the Earth, transforming its people and cultures into a benign paradise, eliminating conflict, selfishness, violence, want, and all the negative elements that define the world as we know it. The aliens travel from some distant galaxy, feeding off other beings; they exist as what they call Souls, tangles of brilliant filaments stored in silvery clamshells that they insert into their hosts. Once they take over the bodies, the people they inhabit stare out of bright blue pupils, the only identifying mark. They also dress entirely in white and tool around in snazzy sport cars, so that the males look rather like Good Humor men with routes in an upscale neighborhood. The Souls capture the protagonist, Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), who initially tries to kill herself to escape them,
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and insert a personality called Wanderer (later shortened to Wanda) into her neck. Melanie’s will is so strong, however, that she fights the presence of Wanderer, leading to an ongoing internal dialogue between the two identities that achieves a level of annoyance rarely encountered in the history of the cinema. The internal struggle leads Melanie/Wanda to steal a car, flee to the desert, and eventually link up with a group of actual humans who dwell in caves in an extinct volcano. Their hostility to the presence of an alien almost leads to murder, but Jeb (William Hurt), the kindly patriarch of the group, believes her story of duality and protects her from some mean members of the community. Melanie reconnects with her old boyfriend Jared (Max Irons), while her Wanda personality falls in love with another young man. What’s a girl to do? Those complications add to the really remarkable silliness of the entire movie. The aliens, led by an uncharacteristically angry commander called Seeker (Diane Kruger), naturally continue to search for Melanie, which leads to several car chases and gun battles between the humans and the hosts. The relentless Seeker refuses to allow even one human to escape the power of the Souls, an attitude that stems from some of the same conditions that exist in Melanie and ultimately solves some of the human problems. Although its situation somewhat resembles the classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”
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Broken action figures [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (PG-13), DIRECTED BY JON M. CHU NOW PLAYING
“Yoyo” (NR), DIRECTED BY PIERRE ÉTAIX SCREENS TUESDAY, APRIL 9, AT THE DRYDEN
and its excellent sequel, “The Host” lacks the energy, the intelligence, and the sense of menace of those pictures. The bland paradise it creates ultimately seems more comical than threatening: when Melanie/Wanda commandeers a stranger’s car, he willingly gives it up, tells her that it is a very reliable vehicle (a Volvo of course), with a full tank of gas. Everybody acts so sweetly in this sterile paradise that the humans even regularly raid supermarkets for supplies while the unsuspecting aliens smile happily at them and charge them nothing. For an allegedly exciting science-fiction flick, “The Host” simply overflows with banal dialogue and, predictably, juvenile emotionalism. Stephenie Meyer creates amazingly insipid characters, and directors choose appropriately insipid actors to play them, providing the movie with a kind of bizarre perfection; like the “Twilight,” series it is remarkably depressing and really difficult to endure for the two hours it requires. The only interesting performer in the whole work is Diane Kruger, lithe, shapely, and blond, who exhibits an antiseptic sexiness in her tight white outfits, an unusual Soul Seeker indeed. Quite simply, “The Host” is one of the worst motion pictures I have ever seen, the sort of thing that distresses even a devoted critic and inspires a fan of some wonderfully bad flicks to think new thoughts about the art.
Continuing the recent trend of major studios handing over the reins of their established action franchises to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (see: the most recent “Fast and the Furious” films and its upcoming sequels),“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” the follow-up to 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” allows the former professional wrestler to take over as lead after Channing Tatum’s character from the first film, Duke, is unceremoniously killed off. Unfortunately, the addition of Johnson doesn’t make this film any less forgettable than its predecessor. But if you were a fan of the first film, “Retaliation” delivers more of the same competently staged mindless action. The film is an odd mix of continuing storylines from the original film now acted out by an almost entirely new
Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” PHOTO COURTESY
set of characters. Johnson’s character is supposedly the best friend of Duke, but was never once mentioned in the last movie, and the script doesn’t even bother to come up with an explanation. On the plus side, the always lovely Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”) plays Lady Jaye, who fills the role of lone female member of the Joes this time around. The nonsensical plot picks up with the big cliffhanger that ended the last film, where we learned that the President of the United States has been replaced by an imposter: Zartan, arch-nemesis of the Joes. Apparently Zartan’s been doing an OK job of it, since no one’s noticed anything out of the ordinary. For clearly nefarious purposes, the imposter president sends the Joes off on a mission to Pakistan to locate some nuclear weapons. Of course the mission is a set-up, and Zartan stages a massive attack on the Joe camp, blowing the team sky high and leaving them for dead. Three members manage to survive: Roadblock (Johnson), now the team’s de facto leader; Lady Jaye; and Flint (D.J. Cotrona, “Dear John”), who sure is pretty, but I’m utterly at a loss to come up with a single other defining characteristic for him. They manage to make their way back to America, and the stage is set for some good ol’ retaliation. Johnson is significantly less interesting here than he was a few weeks back in “Snitch,” but to be fair, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” doesn’t feature particularly strong performances from anyone in the cast. There’s not even a performance as enjoyable as Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hammy scenery chewing from the first film. Still, I suppose the actors do an admirable job considering that they’re literally playing action figures. Taking over directing duties is Jon M. Chu, the man behind “Step Up 3D” and “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,”
and he does manage to deliver one great action set piece about halfway through the movie: a lengthy fight scene in which at least a dozen ninjas do battle while zip lining down the side of the Himalayan mountains. It’s impeccably staged and without question the best part of the movie. One of the most exciting programs at the Dryden Theatre this month is the currently ongoing series focusing on the comedic films of French director, Pierre Étaix. Having directed only five films and a small number of shorts, the director has remained one of the lesser-known filmmakers of the French New Wave. Étaix’s films have faded into relative obscurity over the years, sadly unseen since their release due to legal tangles. But having recently undergone an intensive restoration process, the films have been screening in art houses across the country before being released next month in a snazzy Criterion box set. The second film to be screened as part of the Dryden series, and definitely the highlight, “Yoyo” is a delightfully elaborate homage to silentfilm comedies, à la 2011’s “The Artist.” Drawing on Étaix’s own background as a circus clown, the film tells an epic decade-spanning story of a jazz-age millionaire (played by Étaix), the circus performer he’s fallen in love with, and their son (also Étaix), who grows up to be a famous clown himself. Étaix’s film may be light on dialogue, but it’s heavy on inventively silly sight gags, physical comedy and is filled with boundless joy. “Yoyo” is preceded by Étaix’s charming short film, “Happy Anniversary,” in which a husband is determined to make it home on time for an anniversary dinner with his wife, despite facing several unexpected setbacks.
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in love with, and their son (also Étaix), who grows up to be a famous clown himself. Dryden (Tue, Apr 9, 8 p.m.)
[ OPENING ] BEN-HUR (1959): Charlton Heston stars in this sword-andsandals epic, about a Jewish prince and his quest for revenge after being wrongly sold into slavery. Dryden (Fri, Apr 5, 7 p.m. & Sun, Apr 7, 2 p.m.) EVIL DEAD (R): Sam Raimi produced this remake of his 1981 classic horror film, about five friends who stumble across a Book of the Dead while vacationing in a cabin in the woods. Hijinks ensue. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster GINGER & ROSA (PG-13): Two teenage girls find their friendship tested as they make their way through the tumultuous era of 1960’s London. Starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Christina Hendricks, Oliver Platt, Timothy Spall, and Annette Bening. Little, Pittsford JEFFERSON IN PARIS (1995): Director James Ivory will be in attendance at the Dryden’s screening of his biopic about Thomas Jefferson and his relationship with Sally Hemings. Starring Nick Nolte, Thandie Newton, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Dryden (Sat, Apr 6, 8 p.m.) JURASSIC PARK 3D (PG-13): Steven Spielberg’s beloved adventure tale, about a dinosaur theme park that goes terribly wrong, returns to the big screen and gets the snazzy 3D treatment. Clever girl. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster MR. & MRS. BRIDGE (1990): Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (in an Oscarnominated performance) star in this Merchant & Ivory production about a family grappling with the changing morals and ideals of suburban life in the 1930’s. Dryden (Wed, Apr 3, 8 p.m.) A PLACE AT THE TABLE (2012): Documentary investigates the issue of hunger in American society and explores possible solutions to the problem. With Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio. Little (Tue, Apr 9, 7 p.m.) ON THE ROAD (R): Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel of the Beat Generation finally gets a big-screen adaptation. Starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, and Viggo Mortensen. Little THE VANISHING (1988): A man becomes obsessed with discovering the truth about what happened to his girlfriend on the day she mysteriously disappeared in this terrifying suspense thriller. Dryden (Thu, Apr 4, 8 p.m.) YOYO (1965): French Director Pierre Étaix’s epic, decadespanning story of a Jazz-age millionaire (played by Étaix), the circus performer he’s fallen
[ CONTINUING ] ADMISSION (PG-13): Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in this romantic dramedy, which means that even if the movie’s terrible, it will still be worth watching because hey, Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. Also starring Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn, and Michael Sheen. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown ARGO (R): Director Ben Affleck co-stars with John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, and Kyle Chandler in the once-classified true tale of a CIA exfiltration expert who hatches a daring plan to free six Americans hiding at the home of the Canadian ambassador during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Movies 10 THE CALL (R): Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who must use her wits to help an abducted girl escape the clutches of a violent serial killer from her past. Also starring Abigail Breslin. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Vintage THE CROODS (PG): A prehistoric family sets off on an epic journey to find a new home after their cave is destroyed in this animated family adventure film from Chris Sanders (“How to Train your Dragon”). Featuring the voice talents of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, and Cloris Leachman. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster DEAD MAN DOWN (R): The American debut of Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films, stars Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace as two strangers who team up to exact some violent revenge. Also starring Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper. Movies 10 THE GATEKEEPERS (PG-13): This Oscar nominated documentary examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service agency. Little G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13): In this sequel based on the film inspired by a line toys, the G.I. Joes once again battle the evil forces of the Cobra empire. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, and Bruce Willis. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (R): John McLane is back in the fifth installment of the “Die Hard” franchise, this time teaming up with his CIA agent son to take down a group of Russian terrorists. Starring
Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Movies 10 HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (R): A tongue-incheek action-horror-comedy about the titular fairy tale brother and sister, now all grown up and battling witches professionally. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stomare, and Famke Janssen. Movies 10 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13): The first installment of Peter Jackson’s long-awaited adaptation of the “Lord of the Rings” prequel, chronicling Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in Middle Earth. Movies 10 THE HOST (PG-13): Based on the Stephanie Meyer novel, where instead of vampires and werewolves, this time the love story involves alien invaders bent on enslaving the human race. Directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt, and Diane Kruger. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster IDENTITY THIEF (R): Hijinks ensue as Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy explore the lighter side of identity fraud in this comedy about a mildmannered businessman who tracks down the con artist who’s been stealing from him. Also starring Jon Favreau, John Cho, and Amanda Peet. Canandaigua, Cinema, Tinseltown THE IMPOSSIBLE (PG-13): Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in this grueling drama, based on a true story, about a family separated and struggling to survive in the aftermath of the massive Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Movies 10 THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (PG-13): Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi play past-their-peak magicians looking to revitalize their careers. Also starring Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, and James Gandolfini. Cinema JACK REACHER (PG-13): Tom Cruise: action hero. Based on the popular series of novels by Lee Child, about one bad-ass homicide investigator. Vintage JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (PG13): Bryan Singer directs this epic, action-adventure retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk” starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, and Bill Nighy. Canandaigua LIFE OF PI (PG): Ang Lee continues his unpredictable streak with an eye-popping adaptation of Yann Martel’s acclaimed novel, now a 3D adventure about a young man who survives a shipwreck and finds himself on a lifeboat with an orangutan, a hyena, an ailing zebra, and a Bengal tiger. Cinema, Little, Movies 10 LORE (NR): A young girl must lead her siblings across war torn Germany after their Nazi
parents are arrested by Allied Forces in this war thriller from acclaimed director Cate Shortland. Little OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R): Terrorists overtake the a White House in this action thriller starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Ashley Judd, and Melissa Leo. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL (PG): Director Sam Raimi presents the previously untold story of the origins of the Wizard of Oz. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster QUARTET (PG-13): Dustin Hoffman directs this comedy with a cast stacked with veteran British actors (Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly) about a home for retired opera singers thrown into upheaval after the arrival of a diva. Pittsford SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R): Lovably unstable mental patients Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence fall for one another and learn to ballroom dance in this likely Oscar contender from David O. Russell. With Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Pittsford, Tinseltown SPRING BREAKERS (R): Four college coeds turn to criminal activity to fund their spring break debauchery, but soon find themselves in over their heads in this satire from director Harmony Korine. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and James Franco. Culver Ridge, Henrietta TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION (PG-13): A marriage counselor, unhappy in her own marital situation, faces unforeseen consequences when she begins an affair with one of her clients. Starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Friday Night Lights”), Vanessa L. Williams, Brandy Norwood, and ahem, Kim Kardashian. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster WARM BODIES (PG-13): Nicholas Hoult stars in this apocalyptic romantic comedy as a zombie with a conscience who falls in love with a human girl, and may hold the key to saving what remains of humanity. Based on the cult novel by Isaac Marion. Co-starring John Malkovich, Rob Corddry, and Dave Franco. Movies 10 WRECK-IT RALPH (PG): John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch provide a few of the voices in this animated comedy about a video-game bad guy who dreams of becoming a hero, even if it means upending the status quo at the arcade. Movies 10
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Upstairs you’ll find a sizable master bedroom— once two bedrooms—that boasts four windows. A second bedroom is smaller but still ample enough for a large bed and some furniture. The tidy master bathroom is also up here. The yard is contained by a low fence with sturdy front and back gates. Outside the back gate is the driveway and detached one-car garage. The garage, like the rest of the place, is adorable. A clean basement houses the laundry center and some decent storage space. This 1,748 square foot gem sits on its 50’ x 100’ lot one block from the Lake Avenue artery. Just a two-mile drive, bike ride, hike, or bus ride is Ontario Beach Park and all the food and fun of the lakefront district--an area of town that’s just going to get better and better. But when winter wallops the lakefront and Abbott’s frozen custard at the shore is the furthest thing from your mind, you’ll have the coziest house in the Charlotte neighborhood to hole up in. To have a look at 129 Penrose, contact Nothnagle’s Leif Mermagen at 585-576-9406. To see more pictures, go to rochestercityliving. com/property/R197543. For more information about Charlotte, go to rochestercityliving.com/ neighborhoods/charlotte. by Evan Lowenstein Evan is a proud urban dweller in the Neighborhood of the Arts.
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[ CITATION BY PUBLICATION ] THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: JAMES EDWARD VIGIL NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT: “YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. YOU MAY EMPLOY AN ATTORNEY. IF YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY DO NOT FILE A WRITTEN ANSWER WITH THE CLERK WHO ISSUED THIS CITATION BY 10:00 A.M. ON THE MONDAY NEXT FOLLOWING THE EXPIRATION OF TWENTY DAYS AFTER YOU WERE SERVED THIS CITATION AND PETITION, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU.” GREETINGS: YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear and answer before the Honorable 340th District Court, San Angelo, Texas, at the Courthouse in Tom Green County, Texas, at or before 10:00 o’clock a.m. of the Monday next after the expiration of 20 days from the date of service of this citation, then and there to answer the ORIGINAL PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME OF CHILD filed in said Court September 10, 2012 against JAMES EDWARD VIGIL, Respondent and said suit being Cause Number C120618F on the docket of said court and entitled: In the Interest of XAVIER JAMES VIGIL The nature of which suit is a request to dissolve marriage by divorce and matter of conservatorship of minor child/children. The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for division of property for any matter in the interest of the child/children including, but not limited to, the appointment of a conservator and order for child-support, all of which will be binding upon you.” Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at San Angelo, Texas on this the 20th day of March, 2013 Sheri Woodfin, District Clerk 340th District Court Tom Green County, Texas By:Natoschia Fry Deputy DISTRICT COURT OF TOM GREEN COUNTY, TEXAS [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Articles of organization of DUTCHMAN PROPERTIES, LLC filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on October 1, 2012. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC, 74 Main Street, POB 31, Akron, NY 140010031. The purpose of the
LLC is to engage in any business permitted under the Law. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Articles of organization of VAN LATHAM, LLC filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on September 7, 2012. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC, 74 Main Street, POB 31, Akron, NY 140010031. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any business permitted under the Law. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Articles of Organization of ZUCCHINI PEOPLE GAMES, LLC, filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on February 19, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC, 74 Main Street, POB 31, Akron, NY 14001-0031. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any business permitted by law. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GVH - 3 LLC. GVH -3 filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/28/2013. Office location: Monroe County. The Secretary of State was designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: 267 Pearl Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Marciano Brothers LLC, Articles of Formation filed with the NYS Secretary of State (SSNYS) on 0827-2012. Office location Monroe County, SSNYS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against the company may be served. SSNYS shall mail a copy of any process to 435 Parma Center Road, Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] R and S Group Consulting, LLC (“LLC”) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on March 26, 2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 18 Bosworth Field, Mendon, New York 14506. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Legal Ads [ LEGAL NOTICE ACCOUNTABLE HEALTH PARTNERS, LLC ] Notice of Organization: Accountable Health Partners, LLC was filed with SSNY on January 31, 2013. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. PO address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon it: Attn: Robert McCann, M.D., FACP, c/o Highland Hospital, 1000 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Davidandjill.net LLC Arts. of Org filed NYSS 1/22/2013. Office in Monroe Co. SS is designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SS shall mail a copy of process to 20 Buckingham St., #5, Rochester, NY 14607 which is also the principal business location. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] EQUITABLE ASSET MANAGEMENT (BLOCK 1-2013), LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/14/2013. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] JC JONES PROPERTIES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/25/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O Corporate Creations Network Inc. 15 N Mill ST Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Registered Agent: Corporate Creations Network Inc. 15 N Mill ST Nyack, NY 10960. [ NOTICE ] MADOH MUSIC GROUP LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/28/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jeremiah Abiah, 126 W. 129 St., Ste. 3, NY, NY 10027. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] NAMCO DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/17/10. Office
location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, PO Box 20135, Rochester, NY 14602-0135. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Not. Of Form. Of Dunleavy Irish Dance, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/12/12. Office: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 101 Lincoln Pkwy, Suite D, East Rochester, NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Hare House Enterprises LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 2/21/13. County: Monroe. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 301 Willowbrooke Dr, Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Homewise MGMT.LLC, Art.of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 04/13/10. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 3177 Latta Rd,Ste. 160, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful Purpose [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. Of M&M Gardens LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail copy of any process to LLC at 445 Peck Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Obsidian Group, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 11/14/12. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC, 15 Alger Drive, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. Of Form. Of Scrapbook Creations Retreats, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 01/23/13. County: Monroe. SSNY is designated agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC,
P.O. Box 1171, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of, Tricia Marsh Holistic Health Coach, LLC was filed with SSNY on 3/1/2013, county, Monroe. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC, 166 Monteroy Rd Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license (Serial Number pending) for beer has been applied for by the undersigned* to sell beer at retail in a ball park for a golf cart under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 100 Craig Hill Dr., T/O Clarkson, Brockport, New York 14420 in Monroe County for consumption on a golf course.*CPM Golf, LLC DBA Deerfield Country Club [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license (Serial Number pending) for beer and wine has been applied for by the undersigned* to sell beer and wine at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 100 Craig Hill Dr., T/O Clarkson, Brockport, New York 14420 in Monroe County for on premises consumption. *CPM Golf, LLC DBA Deerfield Country Club [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license (Serial Number pending) for beer, liquor, and wine been applied for by the undersigned* to sell beer, liquor, and wine at retail in a restaurant under the under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1290 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 in Monroe County for on premises consumption. *Secession Company, LLC DBA The Revelry [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ICSH PROPERTIES, LLC.. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/25/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 20 Hinsdale St., Rochester, NY 14620. 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 Aristo Management, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/15/13. Office location:
Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1142 Mount Hope Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ASSURED EDGE SOLUTIONS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/09/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CRESCENT BEACH RESTAURANT AND HOTEL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1372 Edgemere Dr., Rochester, NY 14612. 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.
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Notice of Formation of BCW CHEMICALS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of DAVID PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/24/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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Notice of Formation of BURKWIT LAW FIRM, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/25/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of PLLC: Charles F. Burkwit, 16 E. Main St., Ste. 450, Rochester, NY 14614. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Law.
Notice of Formation of Faith Performances, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on February 15, 2013. Office location: Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC at P.O Box 64607, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CandyBearLand, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/21/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 3340 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CRANBERRY CAPITAL WATER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/27/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Greystone Vending LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/28/12. Office location: Monroe County. Principal office of LLC: 1133 Webster Rd. Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC at the principal office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Jeremiahs Penfield LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/14/13. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman,
3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JUNIOR IV ENTERPRISES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1881 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Operation of restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of KAYJOR PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: BITACHON PROPERTIES AT ROCHESTER, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/08/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1911 Avenue L, Brooklyn, New York 11230. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mason-Bauman Agency LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/13. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Northern Attachments LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 741 Maple Dr., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of OPEN BOOKINGS LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/12. Office in MONROE County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 78 Rossmore St. Rochester, NY 14606 Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PEARTREE HEALTH STRATEGIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 29 Leland Rd., Rochester, NY 14617. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Stream D, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State (SSNY) on 01/18/13. Office location Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 31 Bracknell Circle, West Henrietta, NY 14586. Purpose Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Strong Will Development, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/14/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 280 Marne St., Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Upstate Fish, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/13. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Zitka Island, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Timothy Farrell, 854 Esjay Drive,
Victor, NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Force-520 Metro LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/24/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/20/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Michael B. Kaplan, 9350 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 302, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, also the principal address. Address to be maintained in DE: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 615 South DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Forward Development, LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/27/13. Off. loc.: Monroe County. LLC formed in North Carolina (NC) on 12/29/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the NC address of LLC: 128 S. Tryon St., Ste. 900, Charlotte, NC 28202. Arts. of Org. filed NC Secy. of State, 2 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of qualification of RIVERSIDE INVESTING, LLC. Authority filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/05/13. Office in MONROE County. Formed in UT on 11/07/12. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 157 Moul Road Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: Real Estate [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Rosswood Villa Apartments, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 1/22/1999. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Registered Agent Solutions, Inc., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 1008, Albany, NY 12260. Address to be maintained in CA: 9350 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 302, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, also the principal office. Arts of Org. filed
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Legal Ads > page 33 with the CA Secretary of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] PATRIOT LAWN AND LANDSCAPE LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/12/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 38 Summertime Trl., Hilton, NY 14468. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] PAULA J. MARTIN CPA, PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/8/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1344 University Ave., Ste. 235, Rochester , NY 14607. Purpose: To Practice the profession of Public Accountancy. [ NOTICE ] RENT FROM US, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY)
6/8/2012. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Marchioni & Associates, 2024 W. Henrietta Rd., Ste. 3G, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] SHIRE SENIOR LIVING LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/7/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 2515 Culver Road Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] TROUTSNOBS GUIDE SERVICE AND OUTFITTERS, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/4/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to 57 Meadow Cove Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity.
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Direct4U Marketing & Telecom Solutions LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 2/20/13. 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 42 Matthews Drive, Fairport, NY 14450. The purpose of the Company is marketing services.
Name: CONSUMER SERVICES OF WESTERN NY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/13/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O CONSUMER SERVICES OF WESTERN NY LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.
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Name: BRU-BAG, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/13/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O BRU-BAG, LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.
Notice of Formation of Daniele SPC, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/1/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 2740 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity
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[ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Modern Sales, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/28/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 4 Niagara Street, Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION HOUND HAVEN HOTEL LLC ] Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 01/05/2005. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to HOUND HAVEN HOTEL LLC, 1259 LAWRENCE RD., HILTON, NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 1744 MANITOU ROAD, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 1744 Manitou Road, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 3/20/13. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 152 Snowy Owl Ridge, Rochester,
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NY 14612, The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 1349 South Avenue Properties, LLC. (the Company). The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on March 14, 2013. The office of the Company within the State of New York is in the County of Monroe. The Secretary of State of the State of New York is hereby designated as Agent of the Company for the purpose of service of Process. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him/her is PO Box 93031, Rochester, NY 14692. The character and purpose of the business of the Company shall be purchase, remodeling , sale or rental of residential units. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Advanced Custodial Equipment and Supply, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on March 1, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 465 Blossom Road, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 465 Blossom Road, Rochester, New York 14610. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PLLC ] Earlando Thomas, Physician, PLLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on February 19, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 206 Mill Stream Run, Webster, New York 14580. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 206 Mill Stream Run, Webster, New York 14580 The purpose of the PLLC is to practice the profession of medicine. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PRIVATE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is TGS KITCHENS, LLC. The
Articles of Organization were filed 2-22-2013 with the New York State Secretary of State, (SSNY) who is designated as Agent for Service of Process against the LLC. The SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 4391 Lake Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14612. Purpose - any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VISTA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Vista Property Management, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 3/13/13. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to PO Box 77339, Rochester, NY 14617, The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2012-5977 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs Gerard R. Pinkerton; Nancy A. Pinkerton Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated March 1, 2013 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on April 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Sweden, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 4450 Sweden Walker Road, Brockport, NY; Tax Account No. 085.011-2 described in Deed recorded in Liber 7369 of Deeds, page 180. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $136,484.37 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if
any, all with legal interest. DATED: March 2013 Laurie A. Giordano, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ PUBLICATION NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 997 Beahan Road LLC; its Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on March 1, 2013; the County within New York in which its office is to be located is Monroe; the Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served; the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is 369 Bostwick Road, Phelps, NY 14532; the purpose of its business is to conduct any lawful business under law. [ SUMMONS ] Index No. 9899/10 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006 WFHE4 3476 Stateview Boulevard Ft. Mill, SC 29715 Plaintiff vs. ROBERT BROWN AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF VALERIE N. DUNBAR A/K/A VALERIE NICOLE DUNBAR, UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF VALERIE N. DUNBAR A/K/A VALERIE NICOLE DUNBAR, CITY COURT OF ROCHESTER, GREEENWOOD TRUST COMPANY, MICHAEL F. ELIO, MONROE SEALERS, INC., MRC RECEIVABLE CORP., NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, PINNACLE CREDIT SERVICES LLC, ROBERT J. SCHILIRO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING THROUGH THE IRS JOHN DOE (Said name being fictitious, it being the intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein, and any parties, corporations or entities, if any having or claiming an interest or lien upon the mortgaged premises.) Defendants This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. To the above named Defendants: You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer,
or if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the plaintiff’s attorneys within thirty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of Hon Joanne M. Winslow, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed the 7th day of March, 2013 at Rochester, New York. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage on the Following property: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, being Lot No. 5 of the Webster-Walrath Tract as shown by a map thereof made by W.R. Storey, Surveyor and filed in Monroe County Clerk’s Office April 29, 1914, in Liber 34 of Maps at page 21, excepting however, a strip of land 7.49 feet in width off the south of said lot which was heretofore conveyed to Maude Hembree and Ella M. Skeels by Warranty Deed dated September 16, 1915, and recorded in Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 970 of Deeds, at page 276. Said property hereby conveyed is situate on the south side of Raeburn Avenue, is forty (40) feet wide both front and rear and about one hundred (100) feet deep. These premises are also known as 31 Raeburn Avenue, Rochester, NY 14619 Richard S. Mullen, Esq Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 700 Crossroads Building 2 State Street Rochester, New York 14614
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— Being identified with the number 666 (the “mark of the beast” in the Bible’s Book of Revelation) continues to trouble the righteous. Walter Slonopas, 52, felt required to resign as a maintenance worker for Contech Casting in Clarksville, Tenn., in February after receiving his W-2 form, which he noted was the 666th mailed out by Contech this year. (However, perhaps Slonopas is not so innocent. He had been working for Contech for less than two years, yet had already been “assigned” the number 666 twice -- on the company’s payroll books and the company’s time-clock system.) — The Iconic Phantom Black/Hispanic Perpetrator: In February, victims of crimes in San Antonio, Texas, and Terrebonne Parish, La., complained to police that they had been assaulted by, respectively, a “Hispanic male” and an “unknown black man” -- whom the victims admitted later did not exist. San Antonio police learned that their victim had been accidentally, embarrassingly, shot by a friend mishandling his gun. Louisiana authorities found that their victim had not been abducted and raped (and had her baby stolen). Rather, she had wanted to hide her miscarriage from family and friends and invented a phantom attack as more acceptable. — Chinese New Year, especially, turns out not so festive if busy young professional women are unable to show off a boyfriend to their parents. Thus, men offer themselves as fake boyfriends for the equivalent of about $50 a day, plus extras including about $5 an hour to accompany the woman to dinner, $8 for a kiss on the cheek, and $95 to spent the night -- on the couch, of course, since “sex” is not part of the concept. Recently, a reality TV series appeared
for men needing women for home visits -- often they are gay men who have not “come out” to their parents. — Backward Incentives: Society continues to suffer from questionable company policies that encourage precisely the wrong behaviors. Bartender Twyla DeVito said she knew that one of her regulars at the American Legion Post in Shelby, Ohio, was too inebriated to drive home and thus telephoned police, alerting them to a potential drunk driver. An officer responded, observed the driver, and arrested him when his blood-alcohol read twice the limit for presumed impairment. Two days later DeVito was fired because, as her boss allegedly said to her, “(I)t’s bad for business to have a bartender that will call the cops.” — The Fabulous British Government “Safety Net”: Heather Frost, 36, and mother of 11, is getting a brand-new, specially designed house through the Tewkesbury (England) Borough Council, which deemed inadequate the duplex that the family had been using at taxpayer expense for five years. Frost had complained that she needed larger quarters because one daughter now owns a horse and needs to stable it (and, said a stable worker, had almost acquired two more horses, but that deal fell through). — More Poor Planning: (1) In San Diego, Calif., in February, two people broke into a Hooters after closing and stole a jukebox, apparently, said police, mistaking it for an ATM inside the darkened restaurant. (2) Jose Perales Jr., 24, was charged with breaking into Dr. John’s Lingerie Boutique in Davenport, Iowa, in February. Surveillance video revealed he was wearing men’s clothing when he entered, but left in a dress and blond wig. In fact, while changing clothes, his bare back was visible, revealing “Perales” tattooed on his shoulder.
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep your emotions in check when dealing with potential partners. Appearing to be too much trouble or emotionally unstable will push a good candidate in the opposite direction. Bide your time and do everything in your power to be fun. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll attract partners unlikely to share status or intentions. Don’t let your heart play tricks on you. Either the person you want to be with wants to be with you or not. Ask questions and find out exactly where you stand before you decide to become intimate.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your involvement in events, activities or causes of choice will result in meeting someone just as eager as you are to share your interests. Don’t hesitate to make the first move. Opportunity knocks, and it’s up to you to take advantage of what’s available. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may be attracted to someone off-limits. Don’t mix business with pleasure. Allow more time to get to know someone who interests you. Showing your serious side and being completely honest regarding your personal goals will attract someone who doesn’t have any say in your professional reputation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get involved in short trips, courses, socializing or anything else you enjoy doing, and you will attract someone special. Love at first sight is in the stars and can change your life instantly if you let your heart lead the way. Only word of caution: Keep your finances separate. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get out and have some fun, but don’t expect the people you encounter along the way to give you an accurate view of who or what’s being offered. Empty promises and disillusionment based on someone’s boasting is likely to lead to disappointment.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll have plenty of opportunity when it comes to a serious relationship. Rely on past experience and consider reuniting with someone you miss. Chances are good that the timing was wrong in the past and you are both in a better position to make it work now. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Listen to your intuition. Don’t let what someone has be what holds your interest. Look for truth, honesty and how you influence one another, not what you can supply one another monetarily. Everything else will fall into place if you have a good understanding and lots of love.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t listen to what anyone tells you. Follow your heart and find out firsthand how well suited you are to the person you feel drawn to. The more you share with someone mentally, physically and emotionally, the greater the chance you will endure the test of time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let someone’s uncertainty be disconcerting. Know when to move on, and you will find exactly what you are looking for. Stability, security and a deep trust and love will enable you to excel in every aspect of life. Walk away from anyone offering a roller coaster ride.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Love and romance are in the stars. Attending a reunion or taking part in something that will help you hone your skills or expand your interests will lead to someone equally as innovative, inventive and in need of a little experimental closeness as you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Speak up if you want to explore possibilities with someone who is in your life for reasons other than personal. Make plans that will take you outside your normal setting and put you on even ground, allowing you to see past the facade that your current surroundings enforce.
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