TH E M U LT I S P O R T M U LT I V E R S E A community of athletes thrives in Rochester PAGE 12
Nazareth Dance Festival returns.
Medley owner: bad choices, bad timing.
Joe Morelle’s big surprise.
City’s Best Busker Contest returns!
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Sprawl and the NIMBY issue
Rochester has another “feather to add to our cap” of inefficient, archaic, over-the-top costs of government and development (“One More Point of Shame: We Excel in Sprawl,” Urban Journal). The problem is, “it’s always somebody else’s problem.” May I remind the editor of City Newspaper that months ago this paper came out opposed to apartment development on University Avenue? The same old chestnuts of opposition were pranced out, when the fact is that stretch of University Avenue should be packed with people, sidewalk chatter, and all the mess that vibrant cities bring. Multiply that by tens or hundreds of decisions and ensuing uproars and you have the gist of our conundrum: Never make any changes in my backyard! SHIRLEY M. DAWSON
Climate change and local action
The cover headline of City laments government inaction when it comes to climate change, but in Brighton, we take sustainability seriously. Brighton has signed on to become a Climate Smart Community (“Climate Change: It’s All Up to You”). It may be up to you, as City’s cover states, but in Brighton you’re not in it alone. Brighton is working hard to become a more walkable, bikeable community. We have completed a Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan, and are planning our first bicycle boulevard. We also plan to reduce South Clinton Avenue from four lanes to three south of Westfall Road, improving bicycle access to the Erie Canal Trail. We are also developing two major trail projects. Highland Crossing Trail, a joint project with 2 CITY
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the City of Rochester, will connect the Erie Canal Trail at the Brighton Town Park on Westfall Road, with the Genesee River Trail, north of the U of R River Campus. This trail will provide access to downtown Rochester and the River Campus, and will be funded largely through a transportation grant. Second, a trail will be built from Elmwood Avenue near Town Hall through approximately 72 acres of newly acquired parkland to Westfall Road and Buckland Park, making it easier for families to enjoy this scenic and historically significant parkland in the heart of Brighton and to access Buckland Park. Brighton will also transform Monroe Avenue, from the 12 Corners to Westfall Road, with a Green Infrastructure project, starting later this year. The project is funded by a $1.6 million New York State Regional Economic Development Corporation grant, and it will improve storm-water performance and enhance Monroe Avenue’s appearance, making the Avenue more attractive to pedestrians and community-scale businesses. We are also planning Brighton’s sustainable future with a Comprehensive Plan update, funded under the Cleaner, Greener Communities program of the REDC. Brighton also has a volunteer Sustainability Committee, which provides guidance to town officials, and we were the first town in Monroe County to ban fracking and related activities. Brighton is committed to a sustainable future, for our residents, for our businesses, and for our children, and we are working hard to make it happen. BILL MOEHLE
Moehle is supervisor of the Town of Brighton. On “Making the Case for Local Communities to Act on Climate Change”: All of that information
and suggestions for local action was good. But I don’t believe enough change can happen without a federal level carbon tax: a big-enough tax that it can massively reduce the immediate need for personal income taxes. This will create the incentive for rapid development of alternative energy and reorganization of our physical structure and land-use
arrangements to reduce the need for more energy. Then, we’ll have significant reduction of greenhouse gases. What can we do to get Congress on board with this idea, when so many of them are funded by the fossil fuel industry? JANET LAIRD
Democracy, freedom, and lilacs
May I humbly say that Big Money and corruption are not just a Republican problem? (“Democracy for Sale,” Urban Journal). The Democrats have their sugar daddies, too. It’s really a ruling class problem, “Hudge and Gudge” (Big Business and Big Government), as G.K. Chesterton called it in his book, “What’s Wrong with the World.” The Republicrats and the Democans are both to blame. Also, thank you for warning me about the ever-encroaching, cry-baby, nanny-state, overkill “security” measures this year at my beloved Lilac Festival. Fenced in? Bag search and show I.D. at the gate? Really? I’ll smell the lilacs and avoid the vendors this year. There are plenty of festivals around Rochester. I’ll find one where I’m not treated like a prisoner and an animal, thank you very much. What was Ben Franklin’s quote? Those who give up liberty for a little security deserve neither? Eh, he’s a dead white guy, though. What did he know? KURT GRIFFEN, NORTH CHILI
Turning left to Monroe
Has it ever occurred to the Monroe Avenue Merchants Association that many of their customers will not be arriving by car? (“Monroe Merchants Fight Inner Loop Plan”) Seriously, Monroe Avenue is already one of the most pedestrianfriendly streets in Rochester. DONNA
Today you can only turn left at Pitkin, not Howell or Union. In future you would turn left at Union, not Howell-Pitkin. I don’t see the problem, and I travel this way often. I sure hope they don’t compromise pedestrians or bikes to allow this silly left turn. IRENE ALLEN
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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
Segregation forever It’s probably not a surprise to you, but here’s some news: Americans have turned our back on school integration. Actually, we turned our back on it a long time ago. This month’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action policies in Michigan is just the latest evidence. Affirmative action has helped innumerable minority students get a college education. And universities that have abandoned affirmative action have seen a decline in minority enrollment. Universities have argued, correctly, that in addition to helping minority students, the diversity that affirmative action provides serves a broader public interest. But much of the country, including the Supreme Court’s majority, has decided that we don’t need affirmative action any more. And so colleges and universities are becoming more segregated, mimicking what has already happened in the lower grades. And there, the situation is unconscionable. Across the nation, segregated school districts are the norm. Particularly in metropolitan areas like Rochester, most students in suburban schools are white, and children in urban schools are predominantly African-American and Hispanic. And most of them are poor. The result: hundreds of thousands of African-American and Hispanic children are getting a very limited education, which will result in a severely limited future. That’s a clear violation of their rights. And it spells big trouble for the United States. There is abundant evidence that it isn’t the schools or the teachers or the principals that are the problem. It’s concentrated poverty, which creates challenges that are almost impossible for schools to overcome. To accept that evidence, though, would mean integrating our schools, and we’re not about to do that. And so across the country, state governments, urban school districts, mayors, charter school operators, and business and civic leaders are cheering on a host of experiments. Standardized tests, tougher standards, public school choice, charter schools, longer school days.... By god, we’ll prove that we can give children a good education without integrating the schools. And off we run after the latest trend. The big education news a few weeks ago: New York State has the most segregated schools in the entire country. And who in New York has some of the most-segregated schools? Yes, indeed: Rochester, whose habitually beleaguered school district has followed every conceivable trend. And whose graduation rates, test scores, poverty rate, and racial segregation have gotten worse and worse. There are individual success stories, to be sure. Some Rochester children excel. Some of our multiple experiments – in
By god, we’ll prove that we can give children a good education without integrating the schools.” traditional public schools and in charters – will succeed. But those examples will remain in the minority. There is indisputable evidence that nothing will change on a broad scale until we break up the concentration of poverty in the schools children attend. Right now, every child attending a traditional Rochester public school attends a school where most children are poor. Every single one. The lowest poverty rate among the elementary schools is at School 23 in the Park Avenue area. That’s a mostly affluent, mostly white neighborhood. But School 23’s student population is 34 percent white, and 62 percent poor. The poverty rate in most Rochester elementary schools is in the 80’s or 90’s – and at School 9 on North Clinton Avenue, the rate is a pure 100 percent. Among the high schools, the lowestpoverty schools are School of the Arts (66 percent poverty) and Wilson Magnet (79 percent). All the others are in the 80’s and 90’s, with Monroe at the top (94). If you believe that concentrated poverty doesn’t doom a school district and its children, I guess you figure statistics like that are irrelevant. But if you believe that to give Rochester’s children the education they deserve, we have to break up the concentration of poverty, it’s hard to have any hope. Those numbers are hard facts. Giving all Rochester children a good education can’t be done within the city alone. We’ll have to integrate city and suburban students. And almost nobody is willing to do that. School integration, after all, was a remedy for the 1950’s. In the South. rochestercitynewspaper.com
[ NEWS FROM THE WEEK PAST ]
Legislature Republicans blocked a Democratic measure that would have prohibited county employees from working for local development corporations for two years after leaving their job. Democrat Cynthia Kaleh introduced the legislation in response to ongoing scandals involving county-linked local development corporations.
The potential West Coast buyers of the former Odenbach Shipyard in Greece have been in contact with an unnamed casino developer interested in locating at the site, reports the Democrat and Chronicle. The potential buyers have already released their concept for a retail complex at the site, the article says. But the site will need significant pollution cleanup work.
District sharing space with charter
The Rochester school board voted in favor of subleasing the third floor of 690 St. Paul Street to True North Preparatory Charter School for $178,125 annually. The fifth floor may be subleased for the same amount, if needed. The location
has been a source of controversy because it is a Brownfield cleanup site. The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation website shows that measures have been taken to mitigate potential problems.
Home sales plummet
Home sales dropped by more than 11 percent in Monroe County during the first quarter of 2014 compared to this time last year, according to the State Association of Realtors. The dramatic slide was seen throughout the state. Severe winter weather may to blame, though the news is not all bad. The median sale price of a home in Monroe County rose slightly to $124,950.
PERFORMANCES | BY JAKE CLAPP
Eastman adds series
RHA data breach
Personal information including names and Social Security numbers of up to 180 Rochester residents became vulnerable through a security breach at the Rochester Housing Authority. One RHA employee has been fired, say media reports, and the only two known copies of the data were shredded. According to the Democrat and Chronicle, all of the residents live in an authority-owned apartment complex.
Broadway star Bernadette Peters will perform as part of Eastman School of Music’s new performance series, Eastman Presents. Comedian Jason Alexander and the Kodo Drummers are also part of the six-concert series. PHOTO BY ANDREW ECCELS
The Eastman School of Music is expanding its performance offerings in its 2014-15 season, adding a new series that will include comedian Jason Alexander, Broadway star Bernadette Peters, and the Vienna Boys Choir. The new series, named Eastman Presents, will also include appearances by pianist Peter Serkin, the Kodo Drummers, and Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. Tony Award winner Jason Alexander — perhaps best known for his role as George Costanza on “Seinfeld” — opens the series on October 17. The programs will take place at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, once a month, with the exception of January, through April. The new series is part of the school’s plan to again be “a major presentation venue in the country,” says Keith Elder, the Eastman School’s director of concert activities. “In the early half of the 20th century, major organizations would come through here. This is strategic to bringing international artists back to Rochester.”
Eastman announced the new series Tuesday, along with the lineup for two of its other series. The four-concert Eastman-Ranlet series in Kilbourn Hall will begin October 5 with the Dover String Quartet. The series will also include a performance by the Emerson String Quartet and two performances by the Eastman’s quartet-in-residence, the Ying Quartet. German violinist Christian Tetzlaff will open the Kilbourn Concert Series on September 16. Also in the Kilbourn series: Gryphon Trio, Third Coast Percussion, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe joined by pianist Warren Jones. Season subscription sales for Eastman Presents, Eastman-Ranlet, and Kilbourn Concerts begin May 2. They can be bought at the Eastman Theatre Box Office (433 East Main Street), by phone at 454-2100, or online at Eastmantheatre.org. Single tickets go on sale September 2. More details on the three series are at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
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“Any plan to rehabilitate East needs to take into account the school’s current reality. Many of East’s students enter ninth grade with low proficiency in math and English, yet they’ll have to pass five Regents exams to graduate.” [ BILL CALA, FORMER INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT OF ROCHESTER CITY SCHOOLS ]
EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
Skepticism greets big East promises Bill Cala, a former interim superintendent for the Rochester City School District, says a claim that East High’s graduation rate can be raised to 100 percent in a matter of a few years is ludicrous. And he’s not the only skeptic. Though a decision on School Turnaround’s proposal to partner with the failing East High School is still pending, there are numerous questions and some skepticism about the proposal. The State Education Department has ordered Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas to come up with a plan to fix East by May 15. One of the permitted options is to find an educational partner organization, such as School Turnaround, to take over the school. School Turnaround, an affiliate of Rensselaerville Institute, specializes in improving failing schools. East’s four-year graduation rate was 33.7 percent for the 2011-2012 school year, according to the State Education Department’s website. Less than 2 percent of East’s students graduated with an advanced Regents diploma that year. Cala says any plan to rehabilitate East needs to take into account the school’s current reality. Many of East’s students enter
ninth grade with low proficiency in math and English, he says, yet they’ll have to pass five Regents exams to graduate. But Turnaround has promised that, if hired, 100 percent of East’s students will graduate and they will be ready for college. The changes would take place, the Superintendent Bolgen Vargas has until May 15 to submit a plan to organization says, improve East High School. FILE PHOTO over a couple of years. Reacting with caution to those promises, Under Turnaround’s proposal, East’s student population would be reduced the school board committee that screened from about 1,800 students to 1,000. East’s Turnaround’s proposal has sent more than current principal, Anibal Soler, would 50 questions to the organization’s senior be replaced with a principal trained in management. And Turnaround will make Turnaround’s methods. East’s teachers a presentation in Rochester at 4 p.m. on would have to reapply for their jobs. Thursday, May 1, at the district's central The school board’s screening office, 131 W. Broad Street. The meeting is committee members want to know open to the public. what criteria would be used to select the The school board has also asked students at East, and what would happen Vargas to come up an alternate plan to continues on page 9 Turnaround’s proposal by early May.
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ENVIRONMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE
Drug disposal In the first three months of 2014, Monroe County collected approximately 1.55 tons, or 3,099 pounds, of unused prescription drugs. Prescription drug takebacks began a few years ago when reports surfaced that pharmaceutical chemicals were being detected in many water bodies, including the Great Lakes. Improper disposal of unused medication is seen as a major source of the contamination. Starting with its first drug takeback event in 2010, the county has collected an average of 7.45 tons a year of discarded pharmaceuticals. Based on that average, it collected almost 30 tons of pharmaceuticals over a four-year period. The numbers include the county’s two annual takeback events and ongoing collections throughout the year. But the county isn’t the only local government collecting unused drugs. Earlier this month, during the local Sierra Club’s annual environmental forum, Brighton Town Board member Louise Novros talked about the results from the town’s collection events. Brighton officials have now held seven events — they happen every six months — and have brought in more than three tons or 6,153 pounds of unused pharmaceuticals, Novros said. Monroe County and the Town of Brighton both send the collected drugs to an incinerator in the Niagara Falls area. Law enforcement representatives transport the drugs to that location.
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Medley’s promise turns to peril When Scott Congel took on Irondequoit’s Medley Centre, he seemed like the perfect candidate to make something happen on the site. The Congel family business, Pyramid Companies, has built and operated malls across the Northeast, including the thriving Walden Galleria in suburban Buffalo. Officials thought that the Congel name and connections would translate into tenants for Medley and access to financing. But the property sits idle with no tenants and as far as anyone can tell, no heat, electricity, or security, either. Grass grows through cracks in the pothole-riddled parking lot. A water pipe burst inside the mall earlier this year, which eventually resulted in the town charging Congel’s company, Bersin Properties, with code violations. The future of Medley Centre has never been as uncertain as it is right now. And the physical decay is just a symptom of much deeper problems. (Attempts to reach Scott Congel for this story were unsuccessful.) Bersin Properties has an agreement with the Town of Irondequoit, East Irondequoit School District, and Monroe County Industrial Development Agency which allows it to make annual payments far below what it’d ordinarily pay in property taxes. But as part of the agreement, the developer committed to certain investment targets and penalties for missing them. Since the developer didn’t meet either last year’s investment target or this year’s payment, it owes approximately $3.8 million to the local governments, which have given Bersin Properties until May 1 to pay up. If the company doesn’t make good, COMIDA will terminate the tax agreement on May 2, an action requested by County Executive Maggie Brooks. Brooks has also said that if Bersin Properties fails to pay, that the county, COMIDA, the town, and the school district will sue to recover the outstanding costs. If Bersin loses the agreement, its tax bills will spike. But even if the company does come through with the payment and retains its incentive agreement, it’ll still have to dig itself out of a serious financial hole. Congel seems to recognize that reality. In correspondence with Irondequoit officials, Congel has said that his company is prepared to advance a $1 billion hotel, residential, retail, and entertainment project on the Medley site; his original proposal in 2009 was for a $250 million project. But to make that happen, Congel said, the company needs to renegotiate some terms of the tax agreement. Congel bought Medley Centre in 2007. It would turn out to be atrocious timing. That same year marked the start of a global financial crisis and recession; banks halted 6 CITY
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investments in all manner of commercial property development. Bersin Properties had secured a $135 million loan for the Medley project from Nomura, an international bank based in Japan. But when the market collapsed, Nomura pulled the financing. Late last week, Bersin Properties filed a lawsuit against Nomura. The suit alleges that Nomura improperly cut off Bersin’s financing and that the bank prematurely called in the $44 million it had advanced to Bersin. As a result, the Medley Centre project ground to a halt, say lawsuit papers. The company wasn’t able to pay contractors, the filings say, and it lost prospective tenants, including some that had already agreed to lease space in the redeveloped mall. Bersin Properties is seeking a minimum of $100 million in damages from Nomura. Congel has struggled to secure new financing, though he recently indicated he has a new lender lined up. But to finalize that deal, he says he needs the tax agreement amended to extend investment benchmarks. Irondequoit officials say they’re reluctant to negotiate new terms when the developer hasn’t lived up to the previous agreement. But the current standoff may have been preventable. Congel first approached Irondequoit officials about renegotiating the agreement two years ago, before he’d missed any milestones and before he was on the hook for a few million dollars in penalties. Officials offered him an option: provide some compensation and they’d renegotiate. But Congel passed. “Our feeling was that our community needs to be compensated, that we needed to get something out of further consideration to him, because the community was giving him a generous tax break and we’re not required to do that,” says John Abbott, deputy superintendent for the East Irondequoit schools. Even if Congel’s company manages to make
the May 1 payment deadline, the investment requirements would still pose a problem. Local officials pushed to include the milestones in Congel’s tax agreement in order to encourage investment without penalizing the developer for adding value to the property. But the milestones are
Medley Centre is a high-profile property in Irondequoit, but it has no tenants. Medley's owner has until May 1 to make a $3.8 million payment to local governments or he risks losing tax incentives. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
also meant to discourage inaction, so the penalties for missing them escalate quickly. The three local governments do not agree on whether Bersin Properties met the first $90 million investment requirement. But they are all certain he missed last year’s $165 million investment deadline. The $3.5 million penalty was determined by a formula in the tax agreement. The company needs to prove that it has invested a total of $260 million into the mall by April 30. Since it’s unlikely that the company will meet that benchmark, Bersin could be on the hook for another large penalty payment. And if the company blows the May 1 deadline, it’ll have to pay full taxes on the mall. Under the tax agreement, Bersin is supposed to pay the local governments $392,381 this year. Irondequoit Supervisor Adam Bello says that with the mall’s current $40 million assessed value, full taxes on the
property would be $1.7 million. The figure includes town, county, and school taxes. At best, the spike in tax liability will leave Bersin Properties with less money to put into the mall. And any investment that increases the property’s value would also increase its taxes. If Bersin Properties doesn’t pay those property taxes — and right now this is a hypothetical scenario — the county could foreclose on the property. The developer could also try to sell the mall at any point. And even if Congel does manage to move the project forward, it’s hard to see a future for the soured Congel-Irondequoit relationship. State Assembly member Joe Morelle says the best option at this point would be for a new developer to step in. He says he doesn’t have a particular developer in mind and has not talked to anybody directly.
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Goodbye, Joe. Hello…? Monroe County Democrats have some big races ahead of them this year. Louise Slaughter is running for re-election to her Congressional seat, ditto Ted O’Brien in the State Senate. And Gary Pudup, former local director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, is running for the Assembly seat formerly held by Republican Bill Reilich. Democrats’ toughest election, however, could be the one to select a new party head. State Assembly member Joe Morelle is stepping down as party leader when his term expires in September. County Democrats will select Morelle’s replacement at their organization meeting the same month. Over the next few months, leaders of the Monroe County Democratic Committee will undoubtedly spend a lot of time discussing what they want out of the new chair. They say they hope the selection process will be bloodless, but history suggests it could go another way. And with tensions from the 2013 mayoral election lingering, new power struggles or rifts could emerge. Some of the leaders say they have a general sense of what they’re looking for; they’d like a chair who can pull the party’s different camps together. And they emphasize the increasing importance of suburban and countywide races, while keeping the party’s city base, too. The next leader should also maintain the fund-raising and operational gains achieved under Morelle, they say. City and suburban leaders need to press the issues important to them, says Anthony Plonczynski, leader of the city’s 21st Legislative District committee. And different constituencies, including progressives and organized labor, will want a voice in the process, too, he says. “Folks want to feel like they have had some involvement in making this happen,” says Allan Richards, leader of the city’s 23rd Legislative District committee. But party leaders don’t appear to have a shortlist of candidates. Names are circulating, but they’re mostly prominent party members who would get mentioned in the context of any leadership vacancy. Among them: Brighton Supervisor Bill Moehle, former Brighton Supervisor Sandra Frankel, O’Brien (who served as party chair from January 2000 to December 2002), former City Council member and one-time mayoral candidate Wade Norwood, and Greece Democratic leader Dave Garretson. But if candidates aren’t lining up for what’s often called a thankless job, there’s a reason; Morelle’s announcement caught party insiders by surprise. By Morelle’s own admission, he let very few people know about his decision. Even key city and suburban leaders say they didn’t know.
Citing an increased workload, Joe Morelle will step down as leader of Monroe County Democratic Committee in September. FILE PHOTO
That’s not to say that Morelle’s departure is completely unexpected. He’s taken on new duties as Assembly majority leader and chair of the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee, and local party leaders say they figured he’d step down at some point. They just didn’t see it happening now, they say, especially leading up to a couple of tough elections. Morelle, who has lead the local party since 2005, says his new duties are what drove his decision. And he says he decided to announce his intentions now, so party members have time for thorough and thoughtful discussion of his replacement. He says he didn’t want party members to be in a position where they had to choose a new leader in haste, which has happened in the past. “I wanted a period of transition,” Morelle says.
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to the other 800 students. They want to know what would happen to the teachers who don’t get rehired. And how would Turnaround work within the parameters of the district’s current labor agreement? The contracts can be renegotiated, says Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association. But they can’t be nullified. “The superintendent and I had this conversation, and the contracts would continue to apply,” Urbanski says. “A group can’t just come in and do whatever they want.” The education policies of the Bush
and Obama administrations have helped create a cottage industry of businesses and nonprofits that claim they can fix failing school systems. But it’s an extremely difficult job, and reports show that many efforts end in failure. So clarifying the terms of proposals and how goals will be achieved is important. Turnaround’s approach is based on a management technique called the Logic Model Theory of Change. The concept, which was developed in the 1970’s, borrows from behavioral psychology and was popular among professionals working with developmentally disabled children and adults. Planners work backward with the end goal in mind, and they have to determine precisely what activity is needed and when to achieve a desired outcome. The approach relies heavily on frequent assessments and interventions. Former Rochester schools Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard said in a recent phone interview that while he believes East can improve, that changes need to be made slowly and selectively.
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Object Maker | 153 Railroad St. | 244-4933
Carlson Metro Center YMCA 444 east Main St. | 325-2880
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Gourmet Waffler | catering | 461-0633
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Rochester Store Fixture 707 North St. | 546-6706 Tours • Tastings Private Parties
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Tim Wilkes Photography 9 Public Market | 423-1966
Citywide Gallery Night
May 2 • 6-9pm FirstFridayRochester.org Richard Margolis Art + Architectural Photography Richard Margolis & Chara Dow
Anderson Arts Building Art for the Body & Mind
Rochester Brainery The Art of Steve Duprey
Art Museum of Rochester All Things Kaiju
Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) Dirty Dozen: The Outlaw Printmakers
Artisan Direct Rochester Cheryl Hrudka One-Woman Show
RoCo Upstairs Open Studios
AXOM Gallery Exhibition Space Mad Sally: Paintings by Joy Adams
Spectrum Gallery Stephan Gersh: Internal Quietness
Beth Brown Art & Design Studio Open Studio
The Shoe Factory Art Co-op April Showers Bring May Flowers
Black Button Distilling The “Spirit” of Art! Cat Clay Text & Texture: Prints by Chris Charles
Writers & Books Singers Autumn in Halifax and John Itkin
Experience Tattoo Studio’s Fine Art Gallery Experience…art for everyone
T H I S M O N T H O N LY: George Eastman House Special evening hours and curator-led tours
Fine & Splendid Things Open studio
iGalleryKathyClem M is for Mother by Kathy Clem
Gallery r School of Art Illustration Senior Exhibition Headz Up Hats Headz Up Hats
The Village Gate The Four Seasons Mural at Village Gate
Hungerford Urban Artisans (HUA) Open Studios
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• Dirty Dozen: The Outlaw Printmakers at RoCo • Text & Texture: Prints by Chris Charles at Cat Clay • April Showers Bring May Flowers at The Shoe Factory Art Co-op • M is for Mother by Kathy Clem at iGalleryKathyClem • Open Studio at Fine & Splendid Things • Chas Davis at The Nu Movement Cooperative Studio • Cuba! Through 36 Eyes at Image City Photography Gallery
Image City Photography Gallery Cuba! Through 36 Eyes Nosferatü Studios Annual Soirée Nu Movement Chas Davis
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J Street Rochester will present “Israelis and Their Neighbors: Special Moments Captured in Words and Videos,” a discussion with Shlomi Eldar, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8. Eldar is a fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., as well as a reporter and film director. He will discuss the relationships between Israelis and their neighbors, and the impact these relationships are having in the region. The event will be held at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue. RSVP requested: Rochester@jstreet.org.
Helping the homeless
The Rochester Interfaith Hospitality Network will hold Car City on
Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4. On any given night in Rochester, about 100 families with children are homeless and often living in a car. The event raises funds to help these families, and Car City participants have the option of spending the night in their cars for pledges and donations. The event will be held at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue. Information and registration: www.raihn. org. Or call 389-1810.
The YWCA, as part of its support for “Stand Against Racism,” will present Tim Wise at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. Wise is a prominent anti-racism writer who has spent the last 20 years speaking and teaching corporations, government, and law enforcement, as well as lecturing about dismantling racism. The event will be held at
Ingle Auditorium on the RIT Campus. Registration: www.ccsi.org/timwiseeventregistration.aspx.
The Kodak Center for the Performing Arts will host “Blackfish Brigade: Voice of the Orcas,” a symposium on Saturday, May 3. Former SeaWorld trainers featured in the documentary “Blackfish” and former MarineLand trainers will discuss their experiences regarding the treatment and plight of captive marine mammals used for entertainment. The event will be held at 200 West Ridge Road from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a meet and greet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. Donations will be accepted to further educate the public against exploitation of these animals. Admission is free, but there is a $15 fee to participate in the meet and greets.
Papaya Asian Kitchen & Bar serves southeast Asian and Asian-inspired cuisine, like (left) takrai shrimp with Japanese eggplant and spicy lemongrass sauce; and (right) miso-marinated butterfish with sweet soy and wasabi drizzles. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Fusion at the mall Papaya Asian Kitchen & Bar 272-7425 MARKETPLACE MALL – HYLAN ENTRANCE 270 MIRACLE MILE DRIVE IN HENRIETTA PAPAYAROCHESTER.COM [ REVIEW ] BY LAURA REBECCA KENYON
Located in Henrietta’s Marketplace Mall, Papaya Asian Kitchen & Bar does an impressive job of creating a relaxed and modern atmosphere in the midst of a shopping frenzy. The restaurant is in a large space, with vaulted ceilings and exposed ductwork. Its ambient music wouldn’t be out of place at an upscale spa or a session of gentle yoga, and its color scheme is dominated by sage greens, muted oranges and natural wood tones. A basket-weave wall separates the dining area from the bar, which is flashier but still keeps with the rest of Papaya’s design aesthetic. On the opposite side of the space, large windows line one wall, letting in natural light and spring breezes. But if you are facing the
windows, the contrast of outdoor and indoor lighting can make it difficult to see dining companions. The windows also offer views of the parking lot, which is not as Zen as the rest of the restaurant’s design. The Henrietta Papaya is the restaurant’s second location — both are owned and operated by Manh Le, Tai Truong, and Tri Lam. The first opened in Buffalo almost a decade ago, and the Rochester location has been open less than five months. Both locations focus on southeast Asian and Asian-inspired cuisine. There is a limited selection of sushi and sashimi, with traditional and non-traditional offerings. Other menu items range from the expected, including pad Thai and spring rolls, to fusion offerings, like NY strip steaks with Thai basil vegetables and French-cut pork chops served with umeboshi plum sauce. There’s also a small and surprising bar menu — featuring cocktails, beers, and wine — where you can order a $495 bottle of Armand De Brignac Champagne. Should you not want to drop that kind of cash, there are other options. Papaya’s martini menu is kitted out with
cocktails that lean toward the sweet, rich, and colorful. The Vietnamese Kiss ($9) is served in a purple martini glass with a wedge of pineapple and a small, foam head. You’d be hard pressed to detect its mango vodka, Chambord or champagne ingredients; it’s amorphously sweet with a bitter finish. The mango martini ($9) is disappointing, though. Tequila, mango puree, and soda water could add up to a refreshing summer drink, but this was unfortunately cloying with an artificial fruit taste. On the whole, entrees and appetizers are
solidly satisfying. Takrai shrimp ($13 lunch; $17 dinner) are sizable — just under the circumference of a silver dollar — and yielding yet firm. They’re bathed in a spicy lemongrass sauce that starts sweet and finishes with heat, and there’s enough to blend with a side of rice and soak up every drop. The shrimp comes with tender and lush Japanese eggplant tossed in the same lemongrass sauce. The pork belly buns appetizer ($7) is good but not my favorite — that title goes to the ones made at Bistro Han and Han Noodle
Bar. The pork belly, the same part of the pig that gives us bacon, isn’t very fatty, so it lacks some flavor and unctuousness. Its dusting of Chinese five spice powder, however, adds an appealing warmth and sweetness, and provides a counterpoint to the coolness of the cucumber and cilantro topping. Pineapple fried rice ($9-$13 depending on protein choice and lunch or dinner option) has a touch of the pineapple’s tropical sweetness and a hint of toastiness from sesame oil. More than anything, it’s rich and meaty from the cashews; even more so if you choose to eat it with beef that’s cut thin and presented in one and a half-inch strips. The dish grows on you with each bite; before you know it, you’re faced with an empty bowl or a full, carbed-out stomach — or both. The Butterfish ($15) is plated attractively with a soy glaze, dots of spring green wasabi sauce, and a side of stir-fried snap peas and shiitake mushrooms. The fish is white, moist, flaky, and like its name implies, has a buttery richness. The pea-and-mushroom side is excellent: snappy peas; meaty, chewy mushrooms; and umami fullness. The dish as a whole is delicious and worth trying, with one caveat. Butterfish, also known as escolar, contains a high amount of wax esters, specifically gempylotoxin, which are similar to castor or mineral oil. The same wax esters that give escolar its rich texture can also cause a laxative effect when consumed. Colloquially, escolar is called “ex-lax fish.” This doesn’t mean that you will be affected by the escolar, not everyone is, and it’s thought that smaller portions are less likely to result in unwanted side-effects. Still, it’s something to keep in mind. Papaya’s butterfish portions are six ounces; the wait staff should notify you of the potential impact when you order this dish. Butterfish aside, the best reason to make a trip to Papaya is to enjoy its pad Thai ($9 to $19 depending on protein choice and lunch or dinner option). It is excellent, and may be the most delicious preparation I’ve eaten locally. It hits all the notes that pad Thai should: tamarind’s sweet and tart flavors; an underlying smoky char; just enough fishy-funkiness from nam pla (fish sauce); fresh and slightly bitter bean sprouts; springy rice noodles; and citrus’ sour brightness (my order came with a wedge of lemon, not lime, to squirt over the top). If I lived closer to the Marketplace Mall, I would order it all the time. I’ll just have to make the drive.
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hris tine Bu rke y-Ke lly was 38 years old when she got into triathlons. She quickly found out that not only was the female 40-49 age group the largest at just about every event, but those women also had faster times than those in their 20’s. “When women get to that magic number of 40 years old, they start to look at their life in different ways, often saying, ‘Is this what I want to be? Is this what I want to be doing? Do I have other aspirations?’” Burkey-Kelly says. “Women in this age group are driven, very motivated, very assertive. They have a plan and they are sticking to it.” Burkey-Kelly became interested in triathlons when a group of coworkers — one of whom was an ex-Navy
Seal swimmer — needed a cyclist for their swim-bikerun team to enter the Shoreline Triathlon. BurkeyKelly had a mountain bike, so she gave it a shot. The team won first place. Not long thereafter, a friend convinced BurkeyKelly to do an individual triathlon. “I had 10 pounds of baby weight I could not get rid of,” she says. “I would go to the gym and do something like the elliptical. It was boring. I wasn’t motivated. I needed a goal, and even though I had never been a runner or a swimmer, it was a new challenge and I did it.” In her first individual sprint triathlon, she did the entire swim in a breaststroke without getting her hair wet. Burkey-Kelly has traveled a long distance from where she started as someone who “never considered
[herself ] athletic.” She was “the geeky one,” in the high school National Honor Society, doing spelling bees. Then, there simply wasn’t time as she had to work — Burkey-Kelly currently owns Westin Development — got married, and had children. “When you’re five miles away from home, there’s no way of hitting the stop button,” Burkey-Kelly says. “You have to get home. There are a lot of psychological games you have to say to yourself to get to the next point. Walk around the block. Then run in between phone poles, then two telephone poles — it can be that basic. Breaking it down is what it all amounts to.” This last winter, Burkey-Kelly broke down and signed up with a swim coach. She had already progressed past her mountain bike; it was time to up her game.
SPORTS | BY PALOMA A. CAPANNA PHOTOS | BY JOHN SCHLIA AT THE FLOWER CITY CHALLENGE TRIATHLON, SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
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“ T h e r e is a ra ce a l m o s t e v e ry w eeken d i n R o c h est er, a n d s o m e w e e k en d s t here a r e u p t o f our ra ces.” — El l en Bren n er
Her goal this year — now seven years into the sport — is to try to podium at every race. Burkey-Kelly is involved in the 100-mile ride for Missing & Exploited Children and the Rochester Kids Triathlon. And this year, along with co-captain Charlie Anderson, she leads the inaugural year of the Bike Zone Multisport Team. There are more than 200 racing events in Monroe and its neighboring counties — predominantly from April through October — ranging from 5K’s to the Peasantman, which has a whopping combined 144.6 miles. And a community of enthusiastic, like-minded athletes has grown in the region to train and meet the challenges. Men, women, and children wearing numbers show up to events in everything from tried-and-true gym shorts to equipment costing upwards of $20,000. The Rochester area offers races and training for athletes of all levels, and many of the participants will be more than happy to share their experiences as they welcome beginners into their world. elping peo ple bre ak it down to build it up, as
Burkey-Kelly recommends, is something a surprising number of businesses and programs throughout the area offer. In addition to the Bike Zone Multisport Team, there are other sign-up teams through Park Ave Bike Shop, Towpath Bike Shop, and Fleet Feet. You can find training at area YMCA’s and municipal aquatic centers. And you can find triathlon coaches certified by USA Triathlon, the national governing organization for multisport disciplines.
Ellen Brenner started doing triathlons in the late 1990’s. She and her husband, David “Boots” Boutillier, own both of the Fleet Feet stores and Yellow Jacket Racing. Among the events they manage is the Flower City Challenge weekend, originally set up as only a half marathon. “We got involved with Flower City with a goal to showcase the city and its river-way and parks,” Brenner says. “The run-bike-run and the run-bike-paddle were added about five years ago. The run-bike-paddle triathlon is so rare that most people use it as a once in a lifetime or a once in a year experience.” Brenner believes that Rochester has more races per capita than any other U.S. city. “There is a race almost every weekend in Rochester, and some weekends there are up to four races,” Brenner says. She estimates that this year’s Flower City triathlon will have about 600 entrants. There are more than 15,000 entrants between the various events of the Flower City weekend, the Rochester Marathon, and the Turkey Trot, and Brenner estimates that in the course of just one season, Yellow Jacket Racing will issue about 20,000 bib numbers. “So many people don’t know how to get started in an event,” Brenner says. “We provide the opportunity through programs like No Boundaries to try something new, safely.” Brenner thinks there are many reasons people get up off the sofa and get involved in the sport of triathlon, from a desire to get healthier to raising money for a cause. She believes that completing a triathlon can transform someone’s life. “Absolutely! Absolutely!” Brenner says. “I’ve seen it thousands and thousands of times.”
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you quickly learn about training groups. It’s the triathlete version of happy hour: hooking up with others for a ride, run, or swim, and instead of alcohol, it’s endorphins. Amateur endurance athletes are upbeat in packs, perhaps because so much of the training is otherwise solo. One area group is the Rochester Area Triathlon Society, now offering multiple, different weekly workout opportunities at Webster Park, Durand Eastman Park, Braddock Bay, and Greece Odyssey High School. This year RATS is also partnering with Peasantman to offer a 10-race series, adding to annual events of the Rochester Triathlon and the Rochester Kids Triathlon. In the winter, the group does workouts at the Maplewood YMCA and at the Webster Aquatic Center. A runner since middle school, Jeff Ouriel didn’t start multisport until 2001, when he suffered a stress fracture after running his first marathon. “I couldn’t run, so I took up riding bicycles, and I started duathlons,” Ouriel says. “I did my first triathlon a couple of years ago.” Ouriel lives in Greece and balances family and work as a teacher with his passion for athletics. His sons Jacob, 12, and Ben, 10, are also getting involved in kids’ triathlon. Ouriel is once again president of RATS “because someone needed to take the reins.” As with so many area groups, it’s all about volunteers and people willing to take on leadership roles with no pay.
Offering training rides and timed events from April to October, the RATS company line is, “Turning beginner triathletes into experienced ones.” e a d i n g i n to th e i r fi r s t
winter off-season, many multisport athletes can be nervous they’ll lose momentum. But there are programs to help many — especially the adventurous — stay dedicated year-round. The Freezeroo race series, hosted by the Greater Rochester Track Club, is a series of six races, held regardless of the weather, from late December into mid-March. Races take runners from 5K to 8 miles in conditions ranging from sunny and in the 50’s to subzero temperatures and winds gusting over 50 miles per hour off Lake Ontario. “Freezeroo provides that environment where runners are going to be with other people just as crazy as you,” says Wilton Alston, president of GRTC. “Runners like to run. Runners try at all costs to find a way to keep running. They’re sitting at home seeing it snow and thinking ‘Let’s go run!’” Before Alston did Freezeroo, he was doing the Polar Cats, a similar winter race series. “I had to find some structured way to run during the winter,” he says. Winter races, says Alston, are not always about elite runners or being the fastest in an age group. “It’s about enjoying the camaraderie and the interaction. These people tend to be sociable people,” he says. continues on page 14 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13
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The GRTC Freezeroo offers two things you can’t find anywhere else on this circuit: a low entry price for the series and postrace lodges filled with hot comfort foods, including homemade soups. Alston describes the post-race lodge setting as a “personal therapy group,” remembering that at one race a woman came up to him, almost in tears, saying she couldn’t believe how nice the people were being at the race. “That’s what’s supposed to happen,” he adds. The Freezeroo averages about 175 people per race, and it allows slower runners a 20-minute early start time. There are runners and then there are subsets of runners, Alston says: those who do trails, for instance, and those who do Freezeroo. Alston, a research scientist, has run in events for more than 35 years. He ran his first marathon as a result of being talked into it over the course of winter races one year. Now he’s run 18 marathons, and he’s done four Ragnar overnight team relay running races. Ragnar Relays are the trending run, drive, sleep, repeat relays covering 200 miles in two days. He used to find training to be a parttime job, but, he says, “I’ve gotten beyond that negative approach.” r a i n i n g i n m u l ti s p o r t,
for the amateur athlete, seems to hover around 12 hours per week. Whether you call it a part-time job or a passion, it requires something beyond what most of us think of as work-life balance. “One thing that helps is having your spouse involved in it also,” says attorney Steve Levitsky. “It’s a difficult balance. My wife and I alternate. I do more evening workouts; she does more mornings. I do more Saturdays; she does more Sundays. And we make sure that at least one of us attends all of our kids’ events.” Levitsky started running in 1991 and began entering marathons in 2001. He got seriously into marathoning in 2007 and crossed into the world of triathlons in 2012. “My wife got involved in triathlons. I had done a lot with my running, and I thought, why not take some swimming lessons and give it a try,” Levitsky says. “It took me a whole winter of swimming lessons to get barely competent.”
Seen at the Flower City Triathlon: 1) Michael Krauklis and team mate Nate Stockey cross the finish line. 2) Dan Barney of "Team BMF" during the biking leg of the triathlon. His team placed second overall in the Team Canoe Triathlon. 3) Ellen Brenner (co-owner of Fleet Feet Rochester) was announcer at the races. 4) Runners on the path adjacent to the UofR river campus.
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“ R un ne r s l ik e t o r u n . R unne r s t r y a t a l l c o st s t o f i n d a w a y t o k e e p r unni n g . T h e y ’ r e si t t i ng at h om e s e e in g i t sno w a nd t hin kin g ‘ L e t ’ s g o run ! ’ ” —Wil ton A l ston
Levitsky, who says he wishes he had “learned to swim as a child instead of faking it,” already knew how to run and saw the biking as “a matter of getting on the bike and going.” But when he took to the water, he quickly figured out that the first thing he had to learn was that “by killing yourself in the water, you’re not going to get anywhere.” “It’s harder for runners and bikers to cross over to the dark side.” His first triathlon was the Pittsford Triathlon, which consists of an indoor swim, followed by an outdoor bike ride and run. Another stage of triathlon challenge for Levitsky was the Sodus Point Triathlon, where the swim stage is conducted in Lake Ontario. “During the swim at the Sodus Point Tri, I was basically trying to figure out if I could throw up and swim at the same time,” because of the motion of the lake, Levitsky says. “But then when I did Peasantman, I had already experienced waves and the lack of visibility and, in comparison, it wasn’t as bad. As hard as it was to do the Sodus Point Triathlon, I would definitely do it for the experience.” In addition to the challenges of learning to swim efficiently and facing an open water swim in Lake Ontario, Levitsky describes the challenge of learning to eat during longdistance events. “Nutrition is the fifth event in the triathlon,” Levitsky says. “It’s swim, bike, run, transition, and nutrition.” He counsels the importance of trying different things in training and not trying anything new on a race day. Levitsky speaks the endurance-athletics vocabulary of GU Energy Gel and peanut butter, adding in salt potatoes, and flat Coke (“the ultimate rocket fuel”).
A self-described “lunatic” — notably not the only person I interviewed with this self-descriptor — Levitsky’s 2014 season contains more than 20 events, including three marathons, two 50K runs, a half Ironman, and a 50-miler. Levitsky was headed to the pool even as he said, “The key is working hard on the event you’re weakest at.” t ta k es sev en year s
for your skeletal structure to compensate and create new stress points to be capable of taking the beating you put on them during these events,” says Joe McMahon, one of the founders of Peasantman Steel Distance Triathlon in Penn Yan. McMahon completed his first Olympic distance triathlon at Hamlin Beach in 1990. It’s not just the training over a period of years that McMahon sees as crucial to completing a full Peasantman event at 144.6 miles total; it’s having the drive. “When you’re out there for 12 to 17 hours, you cannot survive on PowerBars, GU’s, and plain bagels. You gotta love what you’re doing.” And love it McMahon does. His daily training regimen, which he has followed for 25 years, is two to two and a half hours, seven days a week. At Hamlin Beach, McMahon says, “I realized that I was never going to be the fast guy, but potentially, I was going to be the guy who does the long distance.” It’s not just the distances or durations that challenge the multisport athlete, McMahon says, it’s the difficulty of the course. “The Lake Placid Ironman is the toughest, the most brutal,” he says. “Any beginner that goes there for their A-game race is crazy,” he says. “It has two continues on page 36 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 15
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Upcoming [ JAZZ ]
Arturo Sanoval Sunday, Nov. 2. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. 3 p.m. Eastmantheatre.org. [ CLASSICAL ]
Emerson String Quartet Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 3 p.m. Eastmantheatre.org. [ PERCUSSION ]
Third Coast Percussion Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Kilbourn
Hall at Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. Eastmantheatre.org.
Sam Roberts Band
THURSDAY, MAY 1 THE CLUB AT WATER STREET, 204 N. WATER ST. 7 P.M. | $15 | WATERSTREETMUSIC.COM [ ROCK ] There are times when I come across a band and I want to punch myself for not listening to them sooner. Sam Roberts Band is one of those acts. The Canadian rock group has been a hit across the border for more than 10 years, regularly being nominated for the major categories of the JUNO Awards (Canada’s version of the Grammy Awards) and winning a few times. The group plays rock with some psychedelic notes mixed in, and also has some of the trippiest music videos you’ll see. Seriously, go check out the video for “Human Heat” online. What did I just watch? — TREVOR LEWIS
Isotopes FRIDAY, MAY 2 LOVIN’ CUP, 300 PARK POINT 9 P.M. | $3-5 | LOVINCUP.COM [ SURF ] Rochester surf sensations, The Isotopes — voted by CITY readers to have the best album of 2013 — are as powerful as a punch in the face from a Misfit. With a blazing attack that would make Dick Dale wet his pants, speed that would give The Ventures vertigo, and bouncy dancing girls sexy enough to make Benny Hill blush, The ’Topes are a righteous and ribald guitars-a-go-go rock ’n’ roll band. Go. Lose your mind. The Bleechers, featuring 2014 Lovin’ Cup Idol winner Liam Enright will also perform. — FRANK DE BLASÉ
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[ ALBUM REVIEWS ]
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
“Loaded Goat” SELF-RELEASE
Chris Trapper THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 1-3 ABILENE BAR AND LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 7 P.M. | $20-23 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM
A singer-songwriter at heart, Chris Trapper’s sincere roots-pop has earned him praise from The New York Times, who called his work “classic pop perfection.” Starting out as the front man for late-90’s alt-rockers The Push Stars, Trapper has since landed tracks on numerous film soundtracks and TV spots, including the song “This Time” for the film “August Rush.” His latest album, “Technicolor,” was released October 18, 2013. Christrapper.com. — JAKE CLAPP [ POP ]
Sons of Hippies FRIDAY, MAY 2 CALIFORNIA BREW HAUS, 402 RIDGE ROAD 8 P.M.
Margaret Explosion. Little
Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. margaretexplosion.com. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nightfall. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. pelicansnestrestaurant. com/. 6 p.m Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. pelicansnestrestaurant.com/. 6 p.m.
I truly admire artists who work within the realm of low-fidelity. The rawness and honesty of the ragged tone adds dimension to the mood. The songs have nowhere to hide. Rob Roemer records and performs as Loaded Goat, a stark, one-man alt-country diatribe full of haunting melody in a kind of dirt road aesthetic. There’s just enough loneliness to evoke empathy but not too much to beg for sympathy. Just five songs straight from the gut right to the heart.
[ BLUES ]
Upward Groove. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille. com. 10 p.m.
— BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ CLASSICAL ]
Concert To Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Week. Brighton Memorial
Seth Faergolzia & The 23 Psaegz “Tin Wood Soldier” SELF–RELEASE
Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.
I love the idea of anti-folk or freak-folk immensely, but the genre can be a little scary to the timid and unenlightened. Former Dufus member, and eclectic songwriter, Seth Faergolzia advances with The 23 Psaegz, a 14-piece quasiorchestral ensemble of substantial depth and quirk. Faergolzia moves vocally from rhythmic nonsense — intoned coolly nonetheless on tunes like the opening tracks “Landscaper” and “Water Daughter” to folk anthems a la Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger like “Whenland.” The choral treatment on “Look at the Weird” is a beautiful highlight and an invitation to give the whole album repeated spins. A bit weird but ultimately super-cool. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Eastman Wind Ensemble w/ Michael Burritt, percussion and Mark Kellogg, trombone.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 4542100. esm.rochester.edu/ concerts/tickets. 8 p.m. Tyzik: Trilogy on Themes, Burritt: Duende, and Kapustin, arr. Scatterday: Pastorale. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Ladies Night ft. DJ Cory. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 9 p.m. Free. [ JAZZ ]
Masters of swirling, dark psychedelia, Sons of Hippies’ latest album, “Griffons at the Gates of Heaven,” is a gripping, spacy audio trip — but one that may take you to some shadowy places. The Florida-based band independently released four albums after forming in 2008, and signed with Cleopatra Records in 2013 for “Griffons.” Sons of Hippies will take you on ambling journey with its music, and be mesmerized every step of the way. The Results, The Dirty Pennies, Sleepwalk Parade, and the Naturalists will also perform. Sonsofhippies.net. — JAKE CLAPP [ ROCK ]
Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:309:30 p.m.
ECMS Jazz Concert: Howard Potter. Eastman School
FEATURES, REVIEWS, CHOICES, & CONCERTS
of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 274.1000. esm.rochester.edu. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. margaretexplosion.com. 7:309:30 p.m. continues on page 21
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE – MARK DAVIS SCATTERDAY, CONDUCTOR FEATURING EASTMAN FACULTY CHIEN-KWAN LIN, SAXOPHONE; MARK KELLOGG, TROMBONE; AND MICHAEL BURRITT, PERCUSSION Tyzik’s Trilogy on Themes by Howard Hanson Riffs; Concerto for Trombone; Burritt’s Duende; Kapustin/Scatterday’s Pastorale Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8 pm Free
FRIDAY, MAY 2 EASTMAN PHILHARMONIA – JUNGHO KIM, CONDUCTOR BENJAMIN FRIED, CELLO Music of Prokofiev and Sibelius Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8 pm Free
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If a perfect blend of cover songs and original material actually exists in a band’s arsenal, Wayne County’s Low Flying Planes may have found it. The band skates the razor. It’s found the balance — give the people what they want peppered with what you want them to want. The band arrived at this balance over its brief, four year history. The covers helped give context. “It’s funny,” says vocalist and guitarist Devin Aldrich. “I’ve learned that along the way. At first I wanted to be 100 percent original, no covers at all. But you get a better response from the crowd when you mix them in; people make that association. The band — Aldrich, bassist Nina Schollnick, Jenna Owens on vocals and keys, Ryan Dapprich as lead guitar, and drummer Anthony Robert — began to mix in material from artists similar to its own style. Tunes from bands like The Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam swam around in the stew along with LFP’s similarly hard rockin’, yet fluid, melodious material. The band members all concede the songwriting begins with an individual spark which in turn ignites the band. Typically Aldrich is that spark, coming up with the
melody and the rudimentary chords before spilling it on the others in rehearsal. “At first, it’s mostly Devin,” Robert says. “Occasionally somebody else will come in with an idea, but it’s usually an individual start, not the band working together.” Consequently, the initial songwriter has more of a vested interest in the song’s success. “We start off trying to make it work,” says Owen.” But if it isn’t working, we scrap it.” But it took some time to learn to say no. “I think when we started we weren’t that brave when it came to giving criticism,” Robert says. “We didn’t want to hurt any feelings. But we learned in order to get the best sounds sometimes you have to be ‘that guy.’” As the band matures, Aldrich is game for bringing in the whole band into the creation. “It’s a cool feeling,” he says of writing alone. “But the first time I did it with a band it was so awesome because it wasn’t just me. I used to just play by myself, but it’s cool when you have the whole band dynamic with it. It’s like everyone meshes to make this one cohesive song. That’s where I get the most enjoyment out of it.” But so do a lot of other bands. What exactly sets LFP apart from the herd? To be sure, the twin vocal attack doesn’t hurt. “We stick out with our melodies and harmonies,” Schollnick says. “It’s because we have two vocalists. Their harmonies add another level to our music. I don’t think a lot of bands are lucky enough to have such solid harmonies.”
And just as the band keenly balances originals and covers it also juggles pop melody with rock weight. “I think we’re more pop than rock,” Schollnick says. Owens isn’t so sure. “People ask me,” she says. “But I don’t really know, because we have a very wide range. We have some forms of just straight rock, some really poppy songs, and we’re starting to weave in Southern rock and country.” Country? “We took a band trip to Nashville just to visit,” Owens says. “And we were like ‘We kinda like this.’ We were inspired.” Since then, Aldrich has found himself listening to a lot of Allman Brothers. But he has always been drawn to it to some extent; he’s not changing but rather acknowledging something that’s already there. “I like the mix of Southern rock and blues,” he says. “I think as a songwriter that’s where I’ve always come from.” He worries sometimes that change within the bands’ sound — like a left turn toward country — may alienate some fans in lieu of grabbing new ones. It’s a balance LFP may have yet to master and is currently mastering on its yet-to-be-titled CD debut. “You’ve just gotta have faith that people like what you’re doing and that they’ll stick with you,” he says. And like its fans, LFP listen to virtually everything different from each other, according to Schollnick. “But we overlap on rock.”
SPRING JAZZ CRUISES
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 Mike Kaupa & Two Bop.
Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. 348-9103. monroes3001.com. 6-9 p.m. Ryan from El Rojo Jazz. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. Every other Wednesday, 6 p.m. Free.
Enjoy Great Food! and A Cash Bar
Tickets: $23 per person, on sale April 14th
MAY 19: The Smugtown Stompers JUNE 9: Bob Sneider Trio AUG. 25: Just Jazz Trio ft. Steve Greene, Gary Cummings & Ron Alessi
[ OPEN MIC ]
Acoustic Open Jam. The Lower Mill, 61 N. Main St. 582-1830. thelowermill.com. [ POP/ROCK ]
The Beards. Dinosaur Bar-B-
Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. reverbnation.com. 4 p.m. John Akers & Erik. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m.
Love Is a Secret Domain ft. Arch Aeologist / The Wills Wilde / Makeshift Letterbox / Walmart Supercenter / IconSpire. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 8 p.m. 21+ w/ ID. $5.
THURSDAY, MAY 1 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free.
My Dream Flight Benefit Concert. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 8:30 p.m. $5.
Strings Attached: A Spanish Heritage. Congregation Beth
Hamedresh - Beth Israel, 1369 East Ave. 585-244-2060. BHBIRochester.org. 7:30-9 p.m. The duo of double bassist Remy Yulzari and classical guitarist Nadav Lev return to Rochester again for a recital of original compositions, Israeli songs, and classical Spanish, Latin American and Sephardic music. Followed by a dessert reception. $10 donation suggested. [ BLUES ]
The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 3814000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30-8:30 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts.
First Univeralist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. Legacy Celebration. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1100. esm.rochester.edu. 8 p.m Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274.1000. esm.rochester.edu. 8 p.m. Percussion Ensemble. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus. 275-2828. rochester.edu/ college/MUR/concerts. 8 p.m.
For more info and tickets: online at www.jazz901.org and by calling 585-966-2660
POP/ROCK | SPORTS
I’ve frequently toyed with the philosophy that every band should put out one album, then call it quits. Just think how many bands with killer debuts sort of petered out and undid their spontaneous cool on subsequent releases. Sports — Rochester’s answer to sparkling pop-rock without too much sugar — is hanging it up after four years and one brilliant album. This band’s songs are future classics and though I’ll miss it’s quirky organ-filled, Costello-inspired groove, I admire Sports for bailing while on top — that’s not to say the bottom was closing in, I just think Sports has class. Vaya con Dios. Sports will perform with Harmonica Lewinski, Afro Nips, Howlo, on Saturday, May 3, at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. Show starts at 9 p.m. $5-$7. Bugjar.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE [ JAZZ ]
[ R&B ]
Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays ft. The Charles Mitchell Group.
The Fools. Dinosaur Bar-B-
Espada Brazilian Steak, 274 N. Goodman St. Village Gate. 473-0050. espadasteak.com. 6 p.m. Free.
Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free. Marco Amadio. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. Every other Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Free.
Nikola Tomic and DAve Rivello Ensemble. Village
Rock Cafe, 213 Main St. East Rochester. 586-1640. reverbnation.com. 9 p.m.
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. Smooth Talkers. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnyslivemusic. com. 7 p.m. Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio. The Bop Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3354. bopshop.com. 8:30-10 p.m. $10.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes.
Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Uptown Groove. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern. com. 8:30 p.m.
Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
Buddhahood. Dinosaur Bar-B-
Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Chris Trapper. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 7 p.m. $25. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
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Cafe Veritas presents Peter Yarrow. First Unitarian
Church, 220 S Winton Rd. 271-9070. cafeveritas.com. 8 p.m. $25-$28. Great Vagrant. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 288-1910. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m. JT & Me. Mama Lor’s Cafe, 1891 Ridge Rd. Webster. 545.4895. mamalorscafe.com. 5:30-8 p.m. John Talarico and Tommy Bianchi playing acoustic favorites from the 60s and 70s!. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Loaded Goat. Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 377-0410. towpathcafe. com. 8 p.m. Mike Pappert. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7-10 p.m. Pan de Oro. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free.
Rober Sarazin Blake w/ Guntrouble, Declan Ryan & Close Calls. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 9 p.m. $6-$8. Robert Sarazin Blake. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 5443500. houseofguitars.com. 5 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]
Deep Blue. Hatter’s Pub, 5 West Main St. Webster. 8731505. hatterspub.com. 8 p.m.-midnight. Gap Mangione New Blues Band. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa,
BLUEGRASS | GREAT VAGRANT [ BLUES ]
It’s heart-warming to see young musicians not only keep the traditions of American roots but also adapt the music to make it their own. The way Great Vagrant — a mix of students from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester — approaches Bluegrass and Folk, it’s evident the respect the members hold for tradition. Still, the music feels fresh and youthful, like Great Vagrant is excited to test old boundaries and toe the line. Great Vagrant performs Saturday, May 3, at Sticky Lips BBQ, 625 Culver Road. 10 p.m., no cover. Facebook.com/ Greatvagrant; Stickylipsbbq.com. — BY JAKE CLAPP
199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. John Cole Blues. Dinosaur BarB-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Mama Hart Band. Village Rock Cafe, 213 Main St. East Rochester. 478-6608. facebooks. com/villagerockcafe. 9 p.m.
Jefferson Ave. 388.6995. clubbogeys.com. 7 p.m.
[ CLASSICAL ]
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Hedges Restaurant,
David Hochstein Recital Competition Winners Concert.
Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4403 x21. hochstein.org. 7:30 p.m.
Eastman Philharmonia, Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante and Sibelius: Symphony No.2.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 454-2100. esm. rochester.edu/concerts/tickets. 8 p.m. [ COUNTRY ]
Kalob Griffin Band. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 10 p.m. $5 cover. [ JAZZ ]
Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free. Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177.com. 4:30 p.m. Free. Mike Z & Fat City. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 5 p.m. 224-0990.
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free.
Scirroco. La Casa, 93 Alexander
St. 730-5025. facebook.com/ lacasarestaurantrochester. -3, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Sean Jefferson and Paradigm Shift Jazz. Club Bogey, 36
1290 Lake Rd. Webster. 2653850. HedgesNineMilePoint. com. 6:30 p.m. [ OPEN MIC ]
Leftovers!. Boulder Coffee Co.,
100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee.info. 8-11 p.m. A Variety/Talent Show. [ R&B ]
The Isotopes & The Bleechers ft. Liam Enright. Lovin’ Cup,
300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. $3-$5. Mitty & The Followers. The Landing Bar and Grille, 30 Fairport Village Landing. Fairport. 425-7490. reverbnation.com. 9:30 p.m. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
Slap Weh Fridays ft. Blazin Fiyah. Eclipse Bar & Lounge,
372 Thurston Rd. 235-9409. Call for info. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
Noble Vibes. Temple Bar and
Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m.
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[ POP/ROCK ]
Acoustic Brew. Richmond’s
Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern. com. 9 p.m. Acoustic G. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. reverbnation.com. 9 p.m. Chris Trapper. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 7 p.m. $25. Dave Riccioni & Friends. Mastrella’s Irondequoit Steak House, 4300 Culver Road. 467-2750.
The Moho Collective w/ The End Men. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 288-1910. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Mulu Lizi, Six Ways to Sunday, and This Life. Monty’s Krown,
875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. facebook.com/montyskrown. 9 p.m. $3.
Nasty Habit, Dead End, and Wicked. Montage Music Hall,
50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8:30 p.m. $7. Sons of Hippies. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 585-621-1480. sonsofhippies. net. 7-11:45 p.m. Florida-based dark psych/space punk group Sons of Hippies on tour in Rochester w/ The Results, The Naturalists, Sleepwalk Parade, Dirty Pennies. $5.
SATURDAY, MAY 3 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Acoustic Saturdays. Rush Church, 6200 Rush Lima Rd. Rush. 568-2178. thecafearoma. com. First Saturday of every month, 7 p.m. Free.
Blues Night ft. Steve Grills.
Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 377-0410. towpathcafe.com. 8-11 p.m. Dirty Bourbon Blues Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque. com. 10 p.m.
Gap Mangione New Blues Band. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa,
199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. Every other Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Hot Day at the Zoo. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall. com. 9 p.m. 18+. $10. Mama Hart Band. The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. Fairport. 478-6608. theargylegrill.com. Sunny Brown Band. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7-10 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Duo Piano Recital. Eastman
East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 454-2100. esm.rochester.edu/concerts/ tickets. 4 p.m.
Empire Film Music Ensemble: Summon The Heroes. Hochstein Music Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. hochstein.org. 7 p.m. The concert, titled “Summon the Heroes,” will feature works from such ﬁlms as Batman, Spiderman, Hercules, A Beautiful Mind, Space Jam, as well as excerpts from Richard Strauss. Free-will offering. Intensive Chamber Music. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 454-2100. esm.rochester.edu/ concerts/tickets. 8 p.m.
The Sound Exchange Project: interactive concert and workshop. MAGIC at RIT,
159 Lomb Memorial Dr. soundexchangeproject.com. 2-3:30 p.m. Imagine RIT. Woodwind Quintet Recital. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1100. esm.rochester.edu/ concerts. 2 p.m. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
DJ Mark Haus, Sunglasses Mike, and DJ Rob Morley. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 222-
5683. lovenightclubrochester. com. 10 p.m. $5 21+, $12 18+; $10 after 2am.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Maybird and Mikaela Davis.
Zeppa Auditorium, German House, 315 Gregory St. 5636241. zeppabistro.com. 7 p.m. $1 5adv, $20 door. [ JAZZ ]
Gabe Condon Duo. Wegman’s Amore Restaurant, 1750 East Ave. 452-880. Call for info, Free. Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. nextdoorbarandgrill.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m/. Free.
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free.
The Sanctuary presents Funkbox ft. Jimmie Highsmith.
Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 666-0019. thebaobab.org. 7 & 8:45 p.m. Funkbox, the power funk trio with Devon Tramell on Drums, Nick Murray on Keys and Jimmie highsmith on Sax, make a return to the jazz funk scene. $15 adv, $20 door. Scirroco. La Casa, 93 Alexander St. 730-5025. facebook.com/ lacasarestaurantrochester. 6:309:30 p.m. Special Blend. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 3814000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. Every other Saturday.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Jasmine’s Asian Fusion, 657 Ridge Rd. Webster. 2161290. JasminesAsianFusion. com. 6:30 p.m. [ R&B ]
Compromise. California Brew
Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. facebook.com/ thecaliforniabrewhaus. 9 p.m. $7 adv, $10 door. Shabba Ranks, Mavado,. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory. com. 8 p.m. 18+ girls, 21+ guys. $50-$70. [ POP/ROCK ]
Amanda Ashley. Glengarry Inn
at Eagle Vale, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250. Fairport. 730-5285. amandaashleymusic. com. 7-10 p.m. Originally arranged popular covers + Originals. Sing along, bring your requests, and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere!. Blue Lazerz. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. bouldercoffee.info. 8-10 p.m.
The Bygone Few, Pony Hand, and Pink Elephant. Monty’s
Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 2717050. reverbnation.com. 8 p.m. Chris Trapper. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 7 p.m. $25.
The Greener Grass Band, Last Minute, Right Turn Racer, and Pseudo Youth. Firehouse Saloon,
814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. firehousesaloon.com. 5 p.m. 21+. $20. Hall Pass. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. pelicansnestrestaurant.com. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Hall Pass is back at Pelican’s! Taking you back in time with 80’s MTV era tunes. Enjoy the scenic river view and the beautiful Spring weather!. Mesh. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 9 p.m.
Oh the Humanity, Hideout, Total Fucking Bummer, I Can’t Stop Wondering. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 3:30-7 p.m. $6-$8.
Serotonin, Cult Classic, Eggs Benedict, and Fish God.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 7:30 p.m. $8 cover. Sinzibukwud. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. Sinzibukwud. johnnyslivemusic. com. 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, MAY 4 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Celtic Music Sundays. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille. com. 7 p.m. Free. A Concert of Turkish and Jewish Music. JCC Rochester, 1200
Edgewood Ave. 244-2060. BHBIRochester.org. 4-5:30 p.m. Will be held in the JCC’s Senior Adult Lounge. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ CLASSICAL ]
Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch). Woodcliff Hotel &
Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 3814000. woodcliffhotelspa.com.
CHINESE CHORAL SOCIETY OF ROCHESTER 30TH ANNUAL CONCERT. Fairport
Central Schools, 1 Dave Paddock Way. 208-8614. ccsrmusic.com. 7:30 p.m. The concert theme, “Flow, River, Flow”, signifies the long lasting history of the choir. Concert program includes traditional art songs and folk songs performed in Mandarin with English translation. This concert is in collaboration with a festival chamber orchestra, soprano Ai-Ze Wang, baritone Caleb Woo, pianist Cherry Tsang, and the Park Road Elementary School Chorus (Peggi Koch, conductor). Audiences are invited to meet the artists and members of CCSR immediately following the concert. $4-$6 donation.
Erie Canal Celebration Concert. Seymour College
Union Ballroom The College at Brockport, Residence Drive. Brockport. 402-8126. 4-5 p.m. $3 Suggested Donation.
SUNDAY, MAY 4 Going for Baroque. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 274-1100. esm. rochester.edu. 1-1:30 & 3-3:30 p.m.
Graduate Chamber Music Recital. Eastman East Wing
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The Greece Performing Arts Society presents: On The Lighter Side. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave. 234-5636. greeceperformingarts.org. 3:30 p.m. Ft. The Greece Choral Society, The Women of Note, The Bowties. Free, donations appreciated.
GVOC Concert “Music for a While”. GVOC, PO Box
177. Fairport. 223-9006. gvoc.org. 3-4:30 p.m. The Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of Ed Schell, will offer a concert at Trinity Reformed Church, 909 North Landing Road, Rochester. Entitled “Music for a While”, it will feature GVOC members and friends presenting music of Sondheim, Bach, Purcell, Schubert, Franck, Haydn and more. Reception to follow. For additional information, call the GVOC office, 223-9006. FREE, donations accepted. Honors Chamber Music. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 454-2100. esm.rochester.edu/ concerts/tickets. 8:30 p.m.
Philharmonia, Sinfonia, and Concertino Strings directed by John Fetter and Marcos Kreutzer. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 7 p.m.
Repertory Singers and Women’s Chorus. Kilbourn
Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 454-2100. esm.rochester.edu/concerts/ tickets. 3 p.m. [ JAZZ ]
Delta Jazz Brunch. Hyatt
Regency Rochester, 125 E. Main St. 953-6526. racdeltasigmatheat.org. 1-4 p.m. $55.
May the 4th Be With You: A Star Wars Themed Burlesque by The Valley of the Dolls.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 10:30 p.m. Call for more info. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
Tyler Pearce Project. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 7 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
DAVE MASON’S TRAFFIC JAM. Smith Opera House,
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You might know Stephan Crump as the bassist in the Vijay Iyer Trio, or you might know his work with artists as diverse as Dave Liebman and Ashford & Simpson. But when he surrounds himself with two superb guitarists, Liberty Ellman and Jamie Fox, the result is the wonderful Rosetta Trio. Ellman has also collaborated with a range of artists, from Henry Threadgill to Joe Lovano. And Fox has been a member of Blood, Sweat & Tears and played with Dr. John and many others. Together they provide a vibrant brand of acoustic swing that’s more than the sum of its parts. The Rosetta Trio plays Thursday, May 1, 8:30 p.m. at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave., $10, 271-3354. Bopshop.com. — BY RON NETSKY Joe Baia. Thirsty Turtle, 7422 Victor-Pittsford Rd. 9244010. thirstyturtlebar.com. 2 p.m.
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Gap Mangione New Blues Band. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa,
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The Elegant English. Penfield High School, 25 High School Dr. Penfield. 872-0774. penfieldsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. $14, Seniors $12, Students Free. [ JAZZ ]
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta w/ trio Los Claveles. La
Casa, 93 Alexander St. 730-5025. facebook.com/ lacasarestaurantrochester. 5:30-8:30 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt + Michael Parallax w/ TBA. Bug
Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $7-$9. [ JAZZ ]
Roses & Revolutions. Woodcliff
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Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes.
Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m.
[ POP/ROCK ] Pro Jam. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 9 p.m.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration w/ Eggman’s Traveling Carnival. Marge’s Lakeside
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TUESDAY, MAY 6 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] My Plastic Sun. ,. 6 p.m. Playing at Colie’s Cafe at Nazareth College. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 23
Theater is a bit pat, but “The Odd Couple” still plays like gangbusters, especially when it is directed and performed this well.
Michael McGrath as Oscar, and Noah Racy as Felix in “The Odd Couple,” now playing at Geva Theatre. PHOTO BY KEN HUTH
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“The Odd Couple” THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 18 GEVA THEATRE CENTER, 75 WOODBURY BLVD. 232-4382, GEVATHEATRE.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND
Higher-brow critics may beg to differ, but if any play deserves to be called a classic American comedy, it’s “The Odd Couple.” Neil Simon’s study of the epic battle between Oscar Madison, slob, and Felix Ungar, fussbudget, is almost 50 years old now, and has been in the public consciousness rather consistently since its Broadway debut in 1965. My guess is that many people know these characters from the movie version with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, or the 1970’s TV show with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. The play that started it all doesn’t seem to be done all that much anymore, but Geva Theatre
is bringing it back in a first-class revival, with smooth direction, a perfect set, and a dandy cast that peaks at the top with two noted Broadway actors: Michael McGrath as Oscar, and Noah Racey as Felix. As the saying goes, this play needs no introduction, but just in case you have spent the last half-century on another planet: Oscar, a sportswriter, is recently divorced; his best friend Felix has just separated from his wife and comes to Oscar in distress. Oscar invites Felix to move in with him until he gets his life sorted out. Oscar is an easygoing slob and Felix a neurotic clean freak, and the domestic fireworks begin. Throw in four kibitzing poker-playing friends, a couple of frisky English birds (the Pigeon sisters, in fact) from an upstairs apartment, many jokes, and a bit of sentiment, and you have a play that still works like a charm. Many of the jokes have gotten a bit cozy and predictable over the years, the giggly attitude to sex is strictly 1960’s mainstream, and the ending
There is no point in doing “The Odd Couple” without a good Oscar and Felix, and McGrath and Racey are terrific — separately and together. Both men are probably bestknown for their work in musicals. McGrath was in the original “Spamalot” and recently won a Tony for “Nice Work If You Can Get It”; Racey has been in numerous hit shows and is also a writer, director, and choreographer. They nail all of Simon’s wisecracks, have a great knack for physical comedy, and add interesting nuances to these well-worn characters and situations. Racey’s comic timing can be delightfully quirky, and McGrath’s is simply perfect, but both are not afraid to suggest a little seriousness in their characters — very much to the point in a play by Neil Simon, whose characters (to paraphrase one of Oscar’s remarks) make the same sounds for pleasure as they do for pain. Felix is definitely in great emotional distress when he enters, which Racey plays convincingly; the other characters’ reactions to him are funny, but he’s dead serious (for a while, at least). And McGrath, for all his skill delivering the jokes, has a rather serious mien that subtly suggests a man who, despite an easygoing approach to life, has also had the emotional stuffing knocked out of him. Director John Miller-Stephany hasn’t turned Neil Simon into Beckett or Albee. “The Odd Couple” is still a laugh riot — even the set changes are amusing. But with the play’s basic situation respected, it is a laugh riot with just the right touch of substance. Felix and Oscar’s poker buddies have brief but juicy roles, and Brian D. Coats as Speed, Patrick Noonan as Murray, Robert Rutland as Roy, and Drew Hirshfield as Vinnie all score. And as Gwendolyn and Cicely, the Pigeon sisters, Jennifer Cody and Erin Lindsey Krom are hilariously ditzy (and nothing like their namesakes in “The Importance of Being Earnest”). The highbrow critics mentioned above may sniff at “The Odd Couple,” and Simon’s work in general seems to be regarded as the theatrical equivalent of TV situation comedies. But when the situations are still engaging and the comedy still plays, what’s wrong with that? “The Odd Couple” has aged well, and if you don’t mind my saying so, stands up at least as well as, say, the best plays of Kaufman and Hart. Geva’s opening-night audience laughed before the first line was spoken, and seldom let up after that.
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Celebrating Watercolor. Work by M. Wendy Gwirtzman and her students. Through Jun 27. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception May 2, 5-7 p.m. 770-1960. jboyle@ seniorsfirst.com. Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. Nosferatü Studios Annual Soirée. New works by Matté and jewelry by Super Science Lady. Also featuring Dan Dangler Photography, Rona G., and John Magnus Champlin. Music by Hieronymus Bogs. Drawing for artwork and other prizes. Nosferatü Studios is on the 3rd floor. facebook.com/ events/271508163009870/. Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. M is For Mother. Through May 31. By appointment. Reception May 2, 5-8 p.m. 7645589. firstname.lastname@example.org. andersonalleyartists.com. Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road. Cheryl Hrudka One Women Show: 270°. Opening Night Reception: Fri May 2 at 6 p.m. 586-3535. artisandirectltd.net. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. Mad Sally with Things on Strings by Joy Adams. Through Jun 28. Wed-Sat noon-5 p.m. Reception May 2, 5-9 p.m. 232-6030 x23. axomgallery.com. Cat Clay, 1115 E Main Street, Suite 225. Type & Texture. Letterpress prints by Chris Charles - Fly Rabbit Press. Presented by Pop Up ROC. Fri May 2, 5-9 p.m. 414-5643. facebook.com/catclayroc. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Nils R Caspersson: Rural Paintings. Through Sep 1. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 3746160. rmsc.org. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. Brockport. Brockport Artists’ Guild 3rd Annual Exhibit. Through May 30. Thur-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception May 9, 6 -9 p.m. 637-5494. DifferentPathGallery.com. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. Early Work: A Selection of Paintings and Prints by Alan Singer. Through May 28. MonFri 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-2 p.m. email@example.com. thegeiselgallery.com. Hungerford Building, 1115 E Main St. The Rochester Art Club featuring Harry Bliss: Sixty Years of Creative Vision. Studio #437439. Through May 31. Reception May 2, 6-9 p.m. Special program about Harry and his work on Wed May 14, 6:30-8 p.m. rochesterartclub.org. Main Street Artists’ Gallery & Studio, 1115 E Main St., fourth floor in Studio #452-458. Main Street Artists featuring Diane Bellenger. Through May 31. Reception May 2, 6-9 p.m. 2335645. suzizeftingkuhn@gmail. com. mainstreetartistsgallery.com. Main Street Arts, 20 W Main St., Clifton Springs. Flora: A Juried Exhibition of Botanical Art. Through Jul 3; Tue–Thu 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Reception May 3, 4-7 p.m. 315-462-0210. firstname.lastname@example.org. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. Chas Davis Art Show. Reception
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Good weather seems to be upon us, which usually makes for a more lively First Friday scene. Here are a few key spots to check out in and around the Neighborhood of the Arts, but many more gallery and studio spaces will host First Friday receptions and events throughout the weekend. Check CITY’s online calendar at Rochestercitynewspaper.com and Firstfridayrochester.org for more art events. All of the following events are free to attend unless otherwise noted. Nosferatü Studios (Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St., 3rd floor) will host its Annual Soirée on Friday, May 2, 5-10 p.m., with new works by Matté (artwork pictured) and jewelry by Super Science Lady. Guest artists include Dan Dangler Photography, Rona G., and John Magnus Champlin. Music will be provided by Hieronymus Bogs, and a drawing for artwork and other swag will be held. For more information, visit Facebook.com/events/271508163009870/. Just next door at the Village Gate (1st floor atrium, 274 N. Goodman St.), a grand reveal for Steve Carpenter’s new 27-foot-long, 7-foot-high mural will take place. The unveiling of “The Four Seasons Mural at Village Gate” will occur at 6 p.m. A reception for the artist will follow until 9 p.m. For more information, visit Stevecarpernterart.com. Also on Friday, May 2, Axom Gallery & Exhibition Space (176 Anderson Ave) will host a reception for “Mad Sally with Things on Strings,” new paintings by Joy Adams. The eccentric madcap character featured in Adams’ work is partly autobiographical, representing a composite of English characters from her childhood during WWII. The reception will be held 5-9 p.m., and the show will remain on view through June 28. For more information, visit Axomgallery.com.
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Oxford Gallery (267 Oxford St.) will open a themed show, “Proverbs and Commonplaces,” Saturday, May 3, which will remain on view through June 14. For this exhibit, more than 50 artists have created interpretations of common sayings. An artists’ reception is planned for Saturday, May 10, 5:30-8 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, call 271-5885 or visit Oxfordgallery.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY May 1, 7-10 p.m. 704-2889. email@example.com. lessonsattheloft.com. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Selected Works of Fairport High School Art Students. Through May 30. Wed & Fri noon-3 p.m., Thu noon-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-3 p.m. Reception May 2, 6-8 p.m. 6452485. outsidetheboxartgallery.org. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Proverbs and Commonplaces. Themed group show. Through Jun 14. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception May 10, 5:30-8 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. Internal Quietness by
Stephan Gersh. Through May 31. Tue-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Reception May 2, 6-9 p.m., with artist’s presentation at 8 p.m. 461-4447. spectrumgalleryroc.com. Towpath Café, 6 N Main St. Fairport. Outside the Box presents Tom Cicero, a solo exhibition of abstract paintings.. Through May 30. 377-0410. firstname.lastname@example.org. towpathcafe.com. Village Gate Square, 274 N Goodman St. The Four Seasons Mural Unveiling. New mural by Steve Carpenter installed in Village Gate Atrium. Reception May 2, 5-9 p.m. Unveiling 6 p.m. stevecarpenterart.com. continues on page 27 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 25
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The Greater Rochester Repertory Company presentation of “Agnes of God” features (from left to right) Marcy Savastano as Sister Agnes, Denise Bartalo as Mother Miriam Ruth, and Erin-Kate Howard as Dr. Martha Livingstone. PHOTO BY ANNETTE DRAGON
Crosses to bear “Agnes of God” BY GREATER ROCHESTER REPERTORY COMPANIES THROUGH MAY 4 RAPA EAST END THEATRE, 727 E. MAIN ST. $15-$20 | 325-3366, RAPATHEATRE.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY ERIC REZSNYAK
The story behind John Pielmeier’s play “Agnes of God” will be familiar to most Rochesterians who lived here in the 1970’s and early 80’s. According to the playwright’s introduction included in the program to Greater Rochester Repertory Companies’ current production of the show, Pielmeier — interested in writing a play through which he could explore his conflicting thoughts on his own Catholicism — found inspiration in a newspaper headline: “Nun Kills Baby.” He admits to doing no research beyond that title, but the story in question referred to the trial of Sister Maureen Murphy. In 1977, Murphy, an apprentice nun who attended Nazareth Academy in Brighton and taught at a Montessori school in Pittsford, was tried and acquitted of manslaughter in the death of her infant son. Her pregnancy had been kept a secret, and the child’s father never revealed. The salacious case made national news, and is still remembered by many area natives today. On opening night, Don Bartalo, the director of the GRRC production of “Agnes,” 26 CITY APRIL 30 - MAY 6, 2014
stressed that the play is not the story of Sister Maureen. That was merely a jumping off point for the playwright to tackle various social and religious issues. And as the play goes along, its fictional aspects become more and more apparent — possibly to its detriment. But beyond its origins, beyond its local significance, it is worth watching for the questions it raises, and especially for putting a spotlight on three talented local actors. “Agnes of God” features only three characters, all women. Dr. Martha Livingstone (Erin-Kate Howard) is appointed by the court to determine the mental stability of Sister Agnes (Marcy J. Savastano), a young nun accused of killing the newborn child with which she had been secretly pregnant. Agnes denies the very existence of the child, claiming that the police made the whole story up. She also claims that she sees and speaks to spirits, both good and evil, and has experienced inexplicable physical phenomena. Throughout her appointments with Dr. Livingstone, Agnes is fiercely protected by Mother Miriam Ruth (Denise Bartalo), who views Agnes as a rare innocent, and her connection to God something akin to a miracle. As the play goes on, Livingstone reveals some personal issues that make her intensely distrustful of the Catholic faith. Meanwhile Mother Ruth subverts the doctor’s expectations even while demanding
that she consider the possibility of nonscientific explanations. The gulf between religion and science is telegraphed bluntly by the minimalist set, featuring a large cross on the left, a caduceus on the right, as well as a desk and some chairs. That no-frills approach is also echoed in the sound and lighting design, which is quite subtle, sometimes too much so. The show’s action is occasionally interrupted by monologues by Dr. Livingstone and even a flashback or two with Agnes and Mother. While it wasn’t necessarily confusing to follow when there was a shift in time or presentation, a more aggressive lighting presentation could have helped to make things more distinct. But ultimately, this show hinges on the three actors and their ability to handle material that is sometimes absolutely riveting, and which sometimes devolves into moralistic speechifying. Erin-Kate Howard is excellent as Dr. Livingstone. She becomes increasingly obsessed with the case as the story goes along, in a very believable, and ultimately quite upsetting, emotional arc. Denise Bartalo as Mother Miriam Ruth is best when sparring with Livingstone or protecting Agnes. She is both stern and desperate in parts, and there are lots of interesting elements to her character’s internal struggle. She is not as convincing when delivering some of the longer passages, but some of that fault lies in the script itself. Agnes is a fascinating, complicated character, and Marcy Savastano brings a lot of skill to the role. In the first act Agnes is shy, timid, almost empty, and as we discover, that’s for good reason. But in Act Two her shell is broken, and the raw, damaged human being that is Agnes just comes pouring out. Savastano’s performance in the hypnosis scenes was almost uncomfortable to watch, but in the most honest and affecting way. “Agnes of God” is not a perfect play, but it is an interesting one with some great moments. The nature of the subject matter means that there cannot be any real answers in the play, just discussions. Some of them are well reasoned, others skew toward showmanship for the sake of showmanship. But when the characters are speaking to one another sincerely, wrestling with the nature of faith in a modern world, it is captivating. That is due in large part to the strength of the acting and the tragic scenario that inspired the work.
Art Exhibits [ CONTINUING ] AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, Wilson Blvd. Bauhaus // Printmaking. Through May 7. Reception May 1, 1-2 p.m. sageartcenter.com/asis-gallery/. Aviv Café, 321 East Ave. Paint the Music: Mix Media by Richmond Futch Jr. Through Apr 30. 7299916. bethelcf.com/aviv. Before Your Quiet Eyes, 439 Monroe Ave. Photography by Stacy Lawrence. Black and white images capturing the human element at life cycles’ extremesbirth and death. 583-7851. BFYQUE@aol.com. Books Etc, 78 W Main St. Macedon. Three Magic Views. Featuring work of Elizabethe Walton, Claudine Bartlett and Terry Mulee. Through May 15. 474-4116. books_etc@yahoo. com. Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. “Play.” urmc. rochester.edu. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. The Lobby Presents: Art Liquidation Sale with Ax. Through Jun 4. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. lobbydigital.com. Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Lomb Memorial Dr. LETTERpressworkBOOK: Innovation Disguised as Instruction. Through April 30. In conjunction with “The Printed Poem; The Poem as Print” exhibition. ALSO in Cary Library Sunken Gallery, through Mar 31: “Palimpsest: Photographs and Objects” by Angela Kelly. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. 4754213. email@example.com. library.rit. edu/cary/. Crossroads Coffeehouse, 752 S Goodman St. Crossroads Spring Art Show. Work by Rachel Dow, Paolo Marino, Kristy Totter. 2446787. firstname.lastname@example.org. xroadscoffeehouse.com. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands. Through May 4. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Dept of Rare books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester River Campus. Cultivateing Color: Nineteenth-Century Fruit and Flower Plates. Through May 23. 275-4461. lib.rochester.edu. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. RIT Senior Illustration Exhibition. Through May 4. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m. Reception May 2, 7-9 p.m. 256-3312. galleryr.rit.edu. Gantt-Frazier-Bracey Gallery, 36 King St. “Identity Assignments: An Expository Journey.” Through May 16. Tuesdays and Thursdays doors open at 3 p.m., film screenings 3, 4, 5 p.m. & review film at 6:30 p.m. email@example.com. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “Another America: A Testimonial to the Amish by Robert Weingarten” and “A World Apart: Photographs of Hasidic Communities in Israel by Pavel Wolberg.” Through May 25. Also through May 25: “XL Portfolip: A Benefit Portfolio Celebrating Large-Format Photography.” Also through Jun 8: “Of Time and Buildings.” Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2713361. eastmanhouse.org. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester,
SPECIAL EVENT | ROCHESTER COCKTAIL REVIVAL
For the first time, seven of Rochester’s top restaurants and bars will unite for the Rochester Cocktail Revival. This weekend event is geared toward education, fun, and exposure for both bartenders and patrons. The “Cocktail Justice League” includes Fee Brothers (453 Portland Avenue), Cheshire (647 South Avenue, above Solera Wine Bar), Cure (50 Public Market), Good Luck (50 Anderson Avenue), The Owl House (75 Marshall Street), The Revelry (1290 University Avenue), and The Daily Refresher (293 Alexander Street). The weekend is filled with more than ten “spirit dinners,” five seminars on a range of cocktail-related subjects taught by guest visitors, and a local spirits tasting event. To end the weekend, Good Luck will host the “Bar Room Battle Royal,” featuring bartender competitions and tastings in the ultimate craft cocktail celebration. The Rochester Cocktail Revival is Friday-Sunday, May 2-4, at various times at all seven host restaurants and bars. Proceeds will be donated to Gilda’s Club in Rochester. For a complete list of events and seminars and to register or purchase tickets, visit Rochestercocktailrevival.com. — TAYLOR WHITE River Campus. Nose Goes: Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. Through May 8. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.7 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-5 p.m. blogs. rochester.edu/hartnett. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 3 D’s in DODD. Father and sons’ artwork. Through May 8. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Artists’ Talk May 5, 7-9 p.m. isquarevisionsartgallery. squarespace.com/. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Cuba Through 36 Eyes. Through May 17. 271-2540. imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Spring Bouquet. Through Apr 30. Work by Sam Paonessa, Monteiro Prestes, David Kerstetter and Ning Lee. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions. Irondequoit Public Library, Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd. The Irondequoit Art Club 56th Annual Spring Show and Sale. Through May 3. 336-6062. firstname.lastname@example.org. irondequoitartclub.org. Legacy at Park Crescent, 100 Providence Circle. May 3, 2-3:30 p.m. Annual Suburban Rochester Art Group. An annual exhibit of original paintings by talented, local artists in the Suburban Rochester Art Group. 352-9629. suburbanrochesterartgroup. weebly.com. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. Beyond Black and White. Through May 5. Works by middle students participating in Studio 678 from the Wilson Foundation Academy photo club,
a program of the Community Darkroom at Genesee Center for the Arts & Education. Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 260-0726. cityofrochester.gov/linkgallery. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Core Collapse: New Collaborative Work by St. Monci and Justyn Iannucci. Through May 23. 2580400. thelittle.org. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. New Works by Shawnee Hill, Danny Cole, Joe Guy Allard and John Perry. 232-9030. lux666.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. “Matisse as Printmaker: Works from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.” Also in Grand Gallery: “Alexander Matisse: New Ceramics.” Through Jun 8. Also Lockhart Gallery through May 4: “Eduardo Paolozzi’s “General Dynamic F.U.N.” Also Lucy Burne Gallery through May 17: “Collaborations: Works by Students and Teachers.” WedSun 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. Lean Forward: Mill Art Cetner & Gallery Digital Show. Through Jun 21. 624-7740. millartcenter.com. MuCCC Gallery Space, 142 Atlantic Ave. Concentrated Aggregation: Works on Paper by David Werberig. Gallery open during regular performance schedules at MuCCC Theatre. Reception Fri May 2, 6-9 p.m. muccc.org. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Two Artists, Two Styles, One Show. Renate Eckart and continues on page 28 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 27
ART | MELODIES UNHEARD
SPECIAL EVENT | FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
SPECIAL EVENT | BLACKFISH BRIGADE SYMPOSIUM
The RIT Orchestra, in conjunction with Professor Thomas Warfield, the RIT/NTID Dance Company, and the School of Interactive Gaming and Media, will present a new multimedia performance, “Melodies Unheard,” in honor of Dr. Robert Panara, RIT’s first deaf professor and founder of the NTID Drama Club. The production will showcase scenes inspired by Panara’s poetry and the RIT Orchestra will perform mostly new pieces, including an orchestra and African drum ensemble composed by RIT Professor of Performing Arts, Dr. Carl Atkins. RIT student and orchestra violist Justine Maeurer will also perform.
Maybe we need to explain further. Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is — you guessed it — a day where local comic book stores give away free comic books. This year is the biggest FCBD to date, as it will feature 60 free comics available to all comic fans. Anyone that visits one of the 2,000 participating shops will receive at least one of the designated comics for free. The FCBD Committee picked a list of “Gold” and “Silver” sponsors whose titles are great for both adults and kids. Featured comic books include Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Transformers,” “Archie,” DC’s “The New 52: Futures End,” and more. Each comic book shop will include its own special events like store-wide sales, costume contests, and raffles. Call your neighborhood store to see what its offering for the day.
When the documentary “Blackfish” was released in 2013 it shocked audiences worldwide. The film focuses on the captivity of killer whale, Tilikum, who had killed three trainers at SeaWorld and the consequences of keeping killer whales in captivity. For one night, Rochester will host four ex-SeaWorld trainers and activists in the film. Samantha Berg, John Jett, Carol Ray, and Jeffrey Ventre, are the “Voice of the Orcas,” speaking out against the abuse and treatment they witnessed first-hand. Speaking with them will be former MarineLand trainer Philip Demers (pictured). The night will feature short video clips and a discussion on related topics including the human impact and effects of keeping orcas and marine mammals in captivity and future solutions for marine life education.
Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 3, during normal store hours. For more information, and to check out local participating stores and featured free comics, go to Freecomicbookday.com. — TAYLOR WHITE
The Symposium will take place Saturday, May 3, 7 p.m. at Kodak Center for Performing Arts (200 W. Ridge Rd). Admission is free but donations are encouraged. There will also be a Meet-and-Greet Reception with the guest speakers from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. for $15. For more information, visit kodakcenter.org. — TAYLOR WHITE
Show times include Thursday-Saturday, May 1-3, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, 2-5 p.m. Performances are at the Robert F. Panara Theatre in the LBJ Building at RIT (52 Lomb Memorial Drive). Tickets are $5 for full-time students and senior citizens, and $7 for others. Tickets can be bought at the NTID Box Office Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and one hour before curtain. Reservations can be made by calling 475-6254 or emailing email@example.com. For more information, visit www.ntid.rit.edu. — TAYLOR WHITE
Art Exhibits Jeanette Musliner. Through May 11. Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 5468439 x3102. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Place. Albert Paley on Park Avenue. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Nazareth College Graduate Art Show. Through May 12. Tue-Thu noon-5 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-8 p.m. 389-5073. naz.edu/art/artscenter-gallery. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. 13th Annual “What We Do” Gallery Showing. Through May 2. Juried photojournalism competition. 703-2926. firstname.lastname@example.org. ritnppa.wordpress.com. The Owl House, 75 Marshall St. Chad Grohman. 360-2920. owlhouserochester.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. The Vinyl Countdown: A Dudes Night Out Production. recordarchive.com. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. “Dirty Dozen: The Outlaw Printmakers.” Through May 11. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m., Fri until 10 p.m. The Print Club of Rochester will host a First Friday Print•a•Fair on May 2, 6-10 p.m. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. Digital Arts Student Show. Through May 14. facebook.com/gccgallery. genesee.edu/gallery. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N Goodman St. April Showers Bring May Flowers. Through May 10. Spring art exhibit featuring mixed-
media paintings by member artist Brandi Marino. Fri May 2, 6-9 p.m., Sat May 10, 12-4 p.m. 732-0036. studio212@ shoefactoryarts.com. Soho Bagel Cafe, 1520 Ridge Rd West. Warren Farrell: ReEmergence. Through mid-July. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Recent acrylic work by local artist Warren Farrell. 663-2740. Studio 215, 1115 E Main St. Past Seasons. Through May 31. Reception May 2, 6-9 p.m. 4901210. email@example.com. The Nitty Gritty Hair and Waxing Parlor, 274 N. Goodman St., Village Gate. Paintings and Drawings by Rina Miriam Drescher. Through Jun 1. 585461-2285. firstname.lastname@example.org. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Call to the Unknown: The 2014 Annual Student Art Exhibition. Through May 4. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. 395-5253. brockport.edu/finearts. Veritas Wine Bar, 217 Alexander St. Fleur: Artworks by Kristina Kaiser. Through Jun 18. TueSat 5-11 p.m. 262-2336. veritaswinebar.com. William Harris Gallery, Lomb Memorial Dr. MFA Group Thesis Exhibition. Through May 7. MonSat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun by appt. 475-2716. cias.rit.edu/williamharris-gallery. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. Images from the Camino by Photographer John Solberg. Through May 20. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m. 271-9070. rochesterunitarian.org/ music_arts_gallery.html. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr.
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Alumni Biennial Exhibition: The Art, Music, and Poetry of Rand Darrow. 785-1369. flcc.edu.
Art Events [ WED., APRIL 30 ] The “Nothing Lasts Forever” Moving Sale. Through June 18. Phillips Fine Art, 248 East Ave. Through June 18. Tue-Fri noon6 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m. or by appt 232-8120.
274 N. Goodman St. Andrea Geer Designs, Suite B-133. New jewelry work, raffle giveaways, more andreageer.com. Weaving and Fiber Arts Center Open House. May 3, 1-4 p.m. Weaving & Fiber Arts Center, Piano Works Mall, Studio 1940, 349 West Commercial St 3772955. weaversguildofrochester. org/courses.
[ THU., MAY 1 ] Honest to Goddard: MFAInterdisciplinary Art Student Work Presentation. May 1, 6-9:30 p.m. The Space Theater and Gallery, 1199 East Main St. Free 209-0734. thespacetheatergallery.com. Spring Arts & Crafts Show ft. Chris Wilson. May 1, 10 a.m.7 p.m. Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd Fairport 3831538. casalarga.com.
[ THU., MAY 1 ] Godfrey. May 1-3. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster $12-$20 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us.
[ FRI., MAY 2 ] Anderson Alley First Fridays. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. andersonalleyartists.com. First Friday City Wide Gallery Night. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. firstfridayrochester.org. First Friday Gallery Night: Magnificent Africa. May 2, 6-9 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 563-2145. thebaobab.org. Hungerford First Friday Open Studios. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Enter Door #2 Free. thehungerford. com.
[ SAT., MAY 3 ] Interstellar Love Craft Birthday Trunk Show with Marisa Krol. May 3, 12-6 p.m. Village Gate Square,
[ SUN., MAY 4 ] Punch Lines Fur Pets ft. Ralph Tetta. May 4, 7 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster $10 adv, $12 door. 671-9080. vsas.org.
[ WED., APRIL 30 ] Shen Yun. Through April 30, 7:30 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Ballet and dance $62164. 222-5000. ticketmaster.com. [ THU., MAY 1-SUN., MAY 4 ] Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble. May 1-4. Hartwell Dance Theatre, Hartwell Hall, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St., Brockport Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $8.50-$16. brockport. edu/finearts. [ SAT., MAY 3 ] 1st Saturdays Ballroom Dance Party. May 3, 8-11 p.m. Inikori Dance Studio, 1060 University Ave. $12 w/o lesson; $20 w/ lession. 271.6840. inikoridance. com. Dancing on the Grass by Borinquen Dance Theatre. May
3, 7 p.m. Free. 389-2170. artcenter.naz.edu. Kaleidescopika (The Art of Unfolding). May 3, 8 p.m. Callahan Theater at Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave $15-$40. 389-2170. artcenter.naz.edu.
Unfinished Stories: The Narrative Photography of Hansel Mieth and Marion Palfi. April 30, noon. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Free. 428-8140. Nanci.RosenbergNugent@libraryweb.org. libraryweb.org.
[ SUN., MAY 4 ] Heart of Dance. May 4, 7 p.m. Callahan Theater at Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. $10. 389-2170. artcenter. naz.edu.
[ THU., MAY 1 ] Amazing Fun: The Classic Toys in the National Toy Hall of Fame. May 1, 7:30 p.m. St John’s Lutheran Church, 800 East Ridge Rd. $1, IHS members free 3816291. ggw.org/~ihsociety/. ESM Musicology Symposium: Gundula Kreuzer. May 1, 4:306 p.m. Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1100. rochester.edu/Eastman. Local Author Speaks about the History of New York’s Orphan Train. May 1, 7 p.m. Perinton Historical Society & Fairport Museum, 18 Perrin St Fairport. Free. 223-3749. info@ perintonhistoricalsociety.org. perintonhistoricalsociety.org.
Festivals [ SAT., MAY 3 ] 8th Annual Wildlife Festival. May 3, 10 a.m. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 St Rt 89, Savannah $2, adults $4. 315365-3580. clajewski@audubon. org. Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. May 3. RIT Student Innovation Center, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. 475-2185. rit. edu/imagine.
Kids Events [ SAT., MAY 3 ] Welcome Back Weekend. May 3-4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Long Acre Farms, 1342 Eddy Rd 315-9864202. getlost@longacrefarms. com. longacrefarms.com.
Lectures [ WED., APRIL 30 ] Rochester Improvement Society: Lightning Rounds. April 30, 6:308:30 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave Free, RSVP eventbrite.com/e/lightningrounds-tickets-11301544223.
[ FRI., MAY 2 ] Scientific Teachings of Kriya Yoga. May 2, 7-9 p.m. Old Pickle Factory, 1 Grove St. Pittsford. Free. 585-224-6230. rochester. email@example.com. [ SAT., MAY 3 ] Old House Identification and Preservation. May 3, 1 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. With Cynthia Howk. Free 4288140. firstname.lastname@example.org. libraryweb.org. [ SUN., MAY 4 ] End of Life Care: A Journey with Bob Kane. May 4, 2 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd Free 461-1620. fcagr.com.
Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds with Susie Coston. May 4, 5:30 p.m. Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. 5:30 p.m. vegan potluck dinner, 7 p.m. program $3, free to RAVS members. 2348750. rochesterveg.org. Sunday Forum on Food Justice: The Seed Folks Store. May 4, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St. Free 325-4000. Office@DowntownPresbyterian. org. DowntownPresbyterian.org.
Literary Events [ FRI., MAY 2 ] Genius in Me. May 2, 7-11 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Inovation3 LLC Presents Roc Bottom Slam Team. Door
1, E-59. May 2, 7-11 p.m. Slam team open mic poetry, drinks, and pop up shop facebook.com/ lighbulbserveeverywhere. Ruth Naparsteck & Richard Kron Discuss their new Erie Canal Book. May 2, 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Ruth Naparsteck and Richard Kron will discuss a new book they have in the works entitled Herons Bend 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. [ SUN., MAY 4 ] Poetry/Prose Reading: David Chirico. May 4, 4 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 4744116. email@example.com. [ MON., MAY 5 ] Book Launch Party: Rochester Rewritten. May 5, 7-9 p.m.
Fairport Brewing Tap Room, 99 South Main St. Free 865-7354. firstname.lastname@example.org. Moving Beyond Racism Book Group. May 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. May selection: Latino Americans by Ray Suarez. Free 288-8644. email@example.com. [ TUE., MAY 6 ] Books Sandwiched In. 12:1212:52 p.m Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. “Writing on the Wall: Social Media: the First 2,000 Years” by Tom Standage, reviewed by Tom Proietti 428-8350. rebecca.fuss@ libraryweb.org libraryweb.org Muslim Journeys Reading and Discussion Program. 12-1:30 p.m Central Library, 115 South
Ave. Free. 428-8350. rebecca. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recreation [ WED., APRIL 30 ] Community Garage Sale. April 30, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 428-6907. cityofrochester.gov/ publicmarket. [ THU., MAY 1 ] Rochester Birding Association at Lucien Morin Park. May 1, 8:30 a.m. Meet at the parking lot just east of MscGregor’s Bar, 1129 Empire Blvd. 872-5344. rochesterbirding.com. Spring Wildflowers. May 1, 9:30 a.m. Meet at 9:30 AM at McDonalds in Perinton Square
Mall on the north side of Route 31, just east of the intersection with Route 250. 383-8168. bancny.org/. [ SAT., MAY 3 ] Bill Lawler Huntington’s 5K race/walk. May 3, 9 p.m. Matthew’s East End Grill, 200 East Ave. $25-$30 734-6730. huntingtons5k.com. Birding w/ Washington Grove. May 3, 8-9:30 a.m. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue 234-1056. fomh.org. Buds a-Bursting. May 3, 10 a.m. The Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, 1581 Jackson Road LEad by Frank Crombe and Rick Iuli. 773-8911. nature.org. Celebrate May Day. May 3, 10 a.m.-noon. Cumming Nature
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Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. $3 donation requested. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Guided Hike at Penfield’s Harris Whalen Park. May 3, 9-11 a.m. Harris Whalen Park, 2126 Penfield Rd. 340-8655. penfieldrec.org/. Healthy Alternatives Wellness Fair. May 3, 12-6 p.m. Healthy Alternatives, 458 Stone Rd. Healing, relaxation and good food 787-6954. antioxidant1.com. I Love My Parks Day. May 3, 9 a.m.-noon. Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 New York 444 742-1690. ganondagan.org. Rochester Bicycling Club: Ellison- Marion. May 3, 11 a.m. Map #341, 50 mod mi. continues on page 31
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LOVE, at 45 Euclid Street, uses projectors and an audio-visual system to set the club’s tone. PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK
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A concert for the community
TOWARD THE LIGHT
Music of hope & inspiration Reflections of the soul’s journey through this life and beyond
Saturday, May 10th at 7:30pm Free and open to the public. Free will offering First Unitarian Church of Rochester 220 S. Winton Rd. 30 CITY APRIL 30 - MAY 6, 2014
Love projected [ REVIEW ] BY CASEY CARLSEN
Tucked off Chestnut Street, at 45 Euclid Street, is a little club with a lot going for it. I visited LOVE with two companions on a blustery Friday night in late March. The place wasn’t difficult to find but we weren’t sure where to park, and frankly, a little police presence would have been nice around those deserted lots. But I guess we weren’t in Kansas — er, um — the East End, anymore. Once under the welcoming neon lights of LOVE, the entrance flanked by doormen, I felt the familiar twinge of underground club excitement. We could have been on a side street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, or Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Inside, a courteous attendant at the ticket counter checked our I.D.s and stamped our hands. No guy on a stool by the door, but a real hostess; a nice upscale touch. Once inside, we stood still, entranced. The audio and visual experience at LOVE is an impressive integrated system with projectors that produce detailed images on any wall space. The visualizations interact with the music, the movement of the audience and whatever other creative hijinks the DJ wants to throw in. It’s mesmerizing. LOVE is the brainchild of Jason Crissy who was the General Manager of Tilt nightclub for six years (during which time period Tilt regularly won CITY’s Best of Rochester award for Best Nightclub). This new baby opened in October. “It was time for me to do my own thing. I wanted to run with my video idea,” Crissy said.
He credits Richard Kishita as the man behind the curtain in creating the visual effects. What LOVE has produced is a futuristic, interactive visual and audio playhouse that has a definite rave-like vibe. The majority of the music is EDM. A host of house DJs have their regular nights and the names ring familiar from the Rochester club scene. Thursdays it’s resident DJ Rich Kishita and weekly guests spinning drum & bass and electro. On Fridays, DJ Transcend spins tech house, progressive, and top 40 remixes from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; afterhours is with DJ Victor Gig. Saturdays, Resident DJ Jameson Alexander plays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. spinning electro, techno, progressive and remixes, then DJ Rob Morley takes over afterhours. LOVE also regularly features special theme nights and is available for private parties. We happened to be there on a First Friday which was a Pure Whirl night. I didn’t ask for an explanation, but I’m assuming the name was a reference to the handful of 18-plus club-goers who came equipped with LED hula-hoops, batons and light sticks. Some of the kids sported a Darkwave look; one girl gyrating her hoop with something akin to the dexterity of a Cirque dis Ole performer wore a black cap, skirt, leggings, boots, and a wide silver belt. Others were casual in sneakers and jeans. “I come here because there’s lots of space to hula, they have cool visuals and change the music a lot,” said Marisa Church, a 21 year old from Henrietta. But the LED crowd covers only a fraction of LOVE’s patronage. Seated at the bar
with us were 20-, 30-, and 40-somethings. Everyone seemed to be relaxed and enjoying themselves, letting the audio-visual experience of the place wash over them. I was in no hurry to leave. My drink was good, my body was vibrating with the music, and the LED dancing was fun to watch. Different drink specials run every night. Thursdays it’s $2.50 wells and Budweiser products until midnight; Fridays and Saturdays it’s 2 for 1 signature drinks until 11:30 p.m. Signature cocktails are uniquely named, tasty and served graciously. I enjoyed a True Romance made with Grey Goose vodka, lemonade, melon liquor, and Tyku. The cocktail didn’t fill my martini glass to the top, but at 2 for 1 (for $8), I wasn’t complaining. While we took it all in, Crissy proudly explained that LOVE’s sound system consists of 16 extended, low frequency subwoofers system delivers musical bass and clarity while eliminating harshness that typically leaves ears ringing. Instead, you feel the music in a much cleaner way. It’s definitely worth checking out. Cover cost and age restrictions vary depending upon the night at LOVE. Thursdays, it’s $12 for ages 18 and older, half off with college ID. For the 21 and over crowd, entrance is free until 11 p.m. and $3 after that. On Fridays, it’s only 21 and over until 2 a.m. — free before 11 p.m. and $3 after — but 18 plus are welcome for afterhours, 2 to 4 a.m. for $10. Same deal for Saturdays except the over 21 crowd pays $5 to get in from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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Meet at Ellison Park Pking Lot, Rochester. 415-6646. Rochesterbicyclingclub.org. Rochester Birding Beginner Birder Trip. May 3, 7:30 a.m. Meet at the parking lot behind Lakeview Community Church, 30 Long Pond Rd 385-2065. rochesterbirding.com. Spring Migrants Birding Hike. May 3, 9 a.m. Hansen Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Rd. 359-7044. henrietta.org. [ SUN., MAY 4 ] Genesee Valley Hiking Club. May 4, 7:30 a.m. Meet at exit 2, I490, Bushnell’s Basin. $3 carpool. 465-0990. gvhc.org. Public Tour of North Section of Mount Hope Cemetery. 2 p.m Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Ave. $5. 461-3494. fomh.org. Rochester Birding at Amy’s Pond and Woodsmith. May 4, 7 a.m. Meet at webster Park on the West corner of Holt and Lake Rds. 503-2534. rochesterbirding.com. Walk MS 2014: Greece. May 4, 9 a.m. Olympia High School, 1139 Maiden Lane Fundraiser 2710801. Kendra.Chamberlain@ NMSS.org. Walk MS 2014: Rochester. May 4, 9 a.m. Genesee Valley Park, Elmwood Ave. Opening ceremony begins at 9:55 a.m. Route length: 1.3, 2.2, 5.1 mile 585-271-0801 x70330). Kendra.Chamberlain@ NMSS.org. [ TUE., MAY 6 ] Hike: Mendon Ponds Park. May 6, 6:30 p.m. 334-0972. huggersskiclub.org. Rochester Bicycling Club: Bergen Swamp Ride. May 6, 6 p.m. Map #26, 35/24 flat mi. Meet at Town Plaza, North Chil. 489-2825. Rochesterbicyclingclub.org. Rochester Bicycling Club: Mendon - Honeoye Falls. May 6, 6 p.m. Map # 19, 20 mod mi. Meet at Beach Park Pking Lot, Mendon Ponds Park. 747-9819. Rochesterbicyclingclub.org. [ WED., MAY 7 ] Rochester Bicycling Club: Mendon Macarena. May 7, 6 p.m. Map #230, 46/22,32,38, sm hills mi. Meet at Beach Pking lot, Mendon Ponds Park. 230-8779. Rochesterbicyclingclub.org. Rochester Birding at Cobbs Hill Park. May 7, 8 a.m. Meet at the grassy area between the road and the woods near the reservoir, up the road from the entrance off Highland Ave. 473-1277. rochesterbirding.com.
Special Events [ WED., APRIL 30 ] 29th Annual Community Awards Gala Winners. April 30, 5:30 p.m. Diplomat Party House, 1956 Lyell Ave. Call for more info. 3154941. email@example.com. diplomatbanquetctr.com. First Annual Spring Fest. Through May 4. Lori’s Natural Foods, 900 Jefferson Rd. music, tastings, demos, raffles $1 donation Sunday only. 424-2323. lorisnatural.com. Food Truck Rodeo ft. Dan Schmitt & The Shadows. April 30, 5-9 p.m. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. local food, local brew, local bands. 428-6907. cityofrochester.gov/publicmarket.
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cocktail related seminars at various venues. See website for more info. 797-5983. rochestercocktailrevival.com. ShareFest. May 2-4. Fri (throughout Rochester, visit web for details) 11 a.m., Sat (Washington Square Park) 1-7 p.m., Sun (Kate Gleason Auditorium in Central Library) 1:30-4 p.m rocshare.com. WWE Live. May 2, 7:30 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square John Cena and The Shield vs Kane, Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family. $15-$25. 7585300. bluecrossarena.com. [ SAT., MAY 3 ] Animal Conservation Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St 5/3: Polar Bear Awareness Day, 5/10: Orangutan M.O.M. Day, 5/17: World Turtle Day Included with zoo admission. senecaparkzoo.org. AutismUp Gala 2014: Bright Stars. May 3, 7-11 p.m. Center at High Falls, 60 Brown’s Race $125, register 248-9011. “Flour” City Brewery Collectible Show and Sale. May 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Local #13 Union Hall, 1850 Mt. Read Blvd. Free admission. 671-7992. 12.horse-chapter@ rochester.rr.com. 12horsechapter. webs.com. Fashion Show and Luncheon. May 3, 11 a.m. Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Rd. $47, register by 4/21 872-4160. firstname.lastname@example.org. Labyrinth Walk on World Labyrinth Day. May 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. We walk labyrinth in memory of our loved ones Free 624-4730. ockheesgallery.com. Life Learners Toastmasters Club #4323 Open House. First Saturday of every month, 5 p.m. Legacy at Blossom, 100 McAuley Rd. 359-0459. Higherself1875@ yahoo.com. Mayday! Underground Crafts and Arts. May 3, 10 continues on page 32 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 31
Stepping back in [ PREVIEW ] BY CASEY CARLSEN
After a year hiatus, the Nazareth College Arts Center Dance Festival will return Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, but in a rather scaled down form compared to the last three years it was held. The festival will run for two days, rather than the previous nine or ten, and is headlining with a lesser known, but solid talent, LehrerDance. The Martha Graham Dance Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and STREB Extreme Action Company performed during previous years. Nazareth College marketing and publicity manager Mare Willow attributes the changes to a desire to better-serve Nazareth students and the college’s growing dance department by holding the festival before the academic year ends. The headline show, Kaleidescopika (The Art of Unfolding) — a 3-way collaboration between LehrerDance, Cordis Quartet, and Brooklyn-based aerial and circus arts group MUSE — sounds exciting. Community guest, Heart of Dance, a troupe which includes dancers in wheelchairs and with other developmental disabilities, performs on Sunday night. The popular Dancing on the Grass program will feature Borinquen Dance Theatre, another local company. Borinquen provides serious dance training to at-risk teenagers. Pre-performance lectures and a master class are, again, included in the festival. “We’re really excited to have the dance festival back and to be sharing it with our talented students this year,” Willow said. “We’re showcasing a lot of diversity and it’s going to be great to expose our students to other ways of dance. Our theme is ‘What is Dance?’ and all three of the groups performing address this in their own way.” LehrerDance, a Buffalo-based company formed by Jon Lehrer in 2007, performed in Dancing on the Grass during the 2012 dance festival. Lehrer is thrilled to be headlining this year. “From the grass to the theater,” he joked. “Kaleidescopika is a wonderful integration of live music, athletic artistry and the awe-inspiring nature of aerial performance,” he said. “It really is like looking through a kaleidoscope. A beautiful experience for your senses.” The show also features a vivid, multimedia backdrop. The company, four men and four women, is known for its high-voltage athleticism and unique choreography. Lehrer’s choreography is a mixture of modern and jazz as is his dance experience and training. Richard Grimes, the director of Cordis Quartet, approached Lehrer with his idea for a collaboration after seeing the company perform at Pennsylvania Presenters, a festival at Mercy 32 CITY APRIL 30 - MAY 6, 2014
Hurst College. Back in his hotel room that night, Lehrer listened to the CD Grimes had given him and knew he wanted in. “To me, their music is the perfect combination of classic sensibility combined with a rock ‘n’ roll edge and intricate musicality,” he said. LehrerDance performs in Nazareth’s Callahan Theater Saturday at 8 p.m. A pre-performance lecture takes place at 7 p.m. in the Peace Theater (room A14 in the lower level of the Arts Center). Heart of Dance’s story is, indeed, a heartwarming one. Led by Diane Sturmer, also the Spiritual Life Coordinator/Community Bridge Builder at Heritage Christian Services where many of the performers live and work, it began with one woman in a wheelchair and her desire to dance. “This all started 14 years ago when LehrerDance (members pictured) will headline this year’s my friend Nancy Craig singed the word Nazareth College Arts Center Dance Festival. PHOTO PROVIDED ‘dance’ to me,” Sturmer said. “I asked her if she wanted to be a dancer and she responded with a hearty yes.” movements, students learn to foster a dedicated Sturmer went back to school to earn her work ethic and a sense of discipline that help M.A. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in them succeed within a broader life framework. Dance, produced a thesis entitled “Who Can Borinquen combines Puerto Rican Dance” and went on to create the company Folkloric dance and Latin contemporary to that put her ideas into action. Craig, now 65 produce audience-pleasing performances. years old, will be onstage Sunday. The company will perform seven of Padilla Sturmer’s dance group grew to include Rodriguez’s choreographed works in the performers of all abilities — trained dancers, show. Another piece to be performed, dancers with wheelchairs and with various other “Kinetic Energy,” is a first attempt at disabilities, and guest dancers from around choreography by Karis Imani Perry; a the Rochester community. Over the last seven Borinquen dancer since 2008, Perry moves years, the 48-person company has preformed on to college next year. throughout the Rochester area, as well as reaching “To see her develop and grow — first as a Killarney, Ireland. Eventually, the group began dancer, then as a peer instructor, and now as a to make a little profit from ticket sales, which the choreographer — that’s what this program is all dancers were able to put back into charities of about,” Padilla-Rodriguez said last week. “Our their own choosing. There are currently over 60 goal is for our dancers to grow and become more people on the wait list to join Heart of Dance. connected with their selves, and then to share that Sturmer will speak at the pre-performance talent with the community.” lecture Sunday at 6 p.m in the Peace Theater. Christopher Morrison, who teaches modern The show begins at 7 p.m. A Master Class dance for Borinquen, will also display his with Sturmer and Cynthia Andresen of Heart choreographic talent in the concert with a piece of Dance is being offered from 2-3 p.m. on called “A Journey: Looking for Freedom,” inspired Sunday. Class is free, but pre-registration is by a scene in the movie “Django Unchained.” required. Call 389-2170. I must disclose, this is a piece that I know That leaves Dancing on the Grass with intimately. For months now, I have tried to Borinquen Dance Theatre from 2-3 p.m. on master it in Morrison’s adult contemporary Saturday. Sunday is the rain date. This free dance class at Midtown Athletic Club and in his event takes place on the Golisano Academic movement class at Hochstein School of Music Center lawn. and Dance. It’s a lush, gorgeous piece, full of Like Sturmer, Artistic Director Nydia sensual phrases, feisty attitude and deep feeling. I, Padilla-Rodriguez proffers an opportunity to for one, will be sitting in the grass watching. dance to those who may have not otherwise “For more information on the Nazareth Dance have had one. Her goal is to help youth build Festival, check: Artscenter.naz.edu/dance-festival” the desire to succeed through the discipline of dance. By mastering difficult dance
a.m.-4 p.m. Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman St. maydayunderground. wordpress.com. Pancake Breakfast in The Woods. May 3, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Victor Municipal Lodge and Park, 6680 Paparone Drive 742-0140. $4$7. victorny.org. [ SUN., MAY 4 ] CROP Hunger Walk. May 4, 1:30 p.m. Carlson Commons, 70 Coretta Scott Crossings 3280856. crophungerwalk.org/ rochesterny. Family Day: Asian Cultural Traditions. May 4, 12-5 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Sights and Sounds of Harmony. Suggested donation $5/family. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. Let the Wookiee Win: A STAR WARS Quiz. May 4, 5-7 p.m. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. $5. 292-9940. geekswhodrink.com. Metro Justice Annual Dinner. May 4, 6 p.m. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. $18-$45. 325-2560. metrojustice.org. Rochester Cocktail Revival: Bar Room Battle Royal. May 4, 7 p.m. Good Luck, 50 Anderson Ave. $40. 340-6161. rochestercocktailrevival.com. [ MON., MAY 5 ] Celebrate 66 years of Israel w/ Dganit Daddo. May 5, 7 p.m. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. Free, RSVP Requested. 461-0490. jewishrochester.org. Jenny’s Truck Stop. May 5, 5-8 p.m. Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract St. There will be 9+ food trucks for your dining pleasure, as well as our Jenny Beer Truck. 263-9200. geneseebeer.com.
Sports [ SAT., MAY 3 ] Stay in School Amateur Boxing Event. May 3, 1-5 p.m. Future Boxing Club, 460 Buffalo Rd. $15, ringside $25 322-2561. email@example.com.
Theater Agnes of God. Through May 3, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 4, 2 p.m. RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St Through May 4. Thu May 1-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. 5/4 post performance talk back session. $15-$20. 3253366. grrctheatre.org. bobrauschenbergamerica. Through May 3. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Through May 3. ThuSat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $8.50$16. 395-2787. brockport.edu/ finearts. The Fox on the Fairway. May 2-17. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd Penfield Penfield Players. Through May 17. Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m $12-$15 3408655. penfieldplayers.org. God’s Favorite. May 2-3, 7:30 p.m. BUM Players. Brockport United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 92 Main St., Brockport. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m $6-$8, $17/family 637-4240. brockportumc.org. The John W Borek Production of Hamlet. Mon., May 5, 8 p.m. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Mon
May 5, 8 p.m Call for more info 455-6921. muccc.org. Legally Blonde. Fridays-Sundays School of the Arts, 45 Prince St Through May 4. Fri-Sat 7 p.m., Sun 5 p.m $5-$9. 242-7682 x1551. sotarochester.org. Madame de Sade. Through May 3. Todd Theatre, University of Rochester, River Campus Through May 3. Wed Apr 30Fri May 2 at 8 p.m., Sat May 3 at 6 p.m $7-$13 275-4088. rochester.edu/theatre. Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, The Musical. May 3-April 18. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through May 18. Thursdays May 8 & 15 at 7 p.m., Saturdays May 3, 10, & 17 at 8 p.m., Sundays May 4, 11, & 18 at 2 p.m $18-$26, register 461-2000. jcccenterstage.org. Melodies Unheard. May 1-4. Robert F. Panara Theatre, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. NTID Performing Arts Program. Thur May 4-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $5-$7. 475-6255. ntid.rit. edu/theatre. The Odd Couple. Through May 18. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through May 18. Wed Apr 30-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (Sunday Salon) and 7 p.m., Tue 6 p.m., Wed May 7, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. Plays Sandwiched in: Oh Coward. Mon., May 5, noon. Wood Library, 134 North Main St Canandaigua 394-1381. woodlibrary.org. Ruddigore. Fridays-Sundays, 8-10 p.m Salem United Church of Christ, 60 Bittner St OffMonroe Players. Through May 11. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m Free, donations accepted, RSVP 232-5570. off-monroeplayers. org. Shrek, The Musical. May 2-10. A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St Through May 10. Fri-Sat May 2-3, 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Fri May 9, 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m $13-$16 935-7173. mjtstages.com. The Sisters Rosensweig. Through May 3. Black Sheep Theatre, 274 N Goodman St., third floor, Studio D313 Through May 3. Thu-Sat May 1-3, 7:30 p.m $16-$20 8614816. blacksheeptheatre.org. Tom Deckman: Singin’ & Talkin’. May 2-3. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St Fri-Sat 8 p.m $25 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Trick Boxing. Thursdays, 7 p.m., Fridays, 8 p.m., Sat., May 3, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place $25-$29. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. W.A.C. in Iraq. Sat., May 3, 7 p.m. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Rochester Latino Theatre Company. $5. 866-811-4111. muccc.org. Young Writers Showcase. Sat., May 3, 2 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Free, RSVP 232-4382. gevatheatre.org.
Theater Audition [ SAT., MAY 3 ] Rochester Movie Makers Open Auditions. May 3, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wilhelmina Rochester, 235 Alexander St. Free. 305-3692. wayne@rochestermoviemakers. org. wilhelminarochester.com.
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Imagine a place where science and creativity collide to create something even greater. At Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, you’ll get to experience and view all sorts of exhibitions that collaborate both the right and left brain. The Imagine Festival is a day inspired by the innovative and creative spirit of the RIT community. Among the more than 350 exhibits are hands-on demonstrations, research projects, games, and interactive presentations for all ages including a robotic s’more maker that customizes treats and an interactive life-size Monopoly board. From 2-3:30 p.m., attendees can check the MAGIC Center for an interactive concert and workshop session from the Sound ExChange Project. The session will allow the audience to participate in blending music and the visual arts through digital technology. The workshop will also explore five different types of interactive technology paired with live contemporary music. For more information on the project, visit Soundexchangeproject.com. The Festival takes place Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Imagine is free and is located at RIT (One Lomb Memorial Drive). For more information and a complete list of showcases, visit Rit.edu/imagine. — TAYLOR WHITE
Workshops [ WED., APRIL 30 ] Family Development Class: How to Say NO to Your Child. April 30, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school-age children 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. Gospel Workshop. April 30, 8 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester, River Campus 275-2828. rochester. edu/college/MUR/concerts. Master Gardener Spring Into Gardening Series. 6-8 p.m Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 420 East Main St Nobody Eats Nightshade, Everyone Eats Potatoes. $10, register 343-3040 x101. genesee. shutterfly.com. [ THU., MAY 1 ] Cooking with Beans: Eat Healthy & Save Money. May 1, 6:30-8 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 7307034. info@rochesterbrainery. com. rochesterbrainery.com.
681 Cornell Lane. Nancy Glazier, Cornell Cooperative Extension, will cover what we have learned, where we are, and where we may go in the future. 315-7746. nwnyteam. org/. [ SUN., MAY 4 ] International Permaculture Day Celebration. May 4, 9 a.m.-noon. The Rochester Permaculture Center, Helen Rd. 506-6505. rochesterpermaculturecenter.org. Mother’s Day Container Planting. May 4, 2-4 p.m. Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd. rsvp. 223-1222 x100. waysidegardens.com. [ TUE., MAY 6 ] Air Plant Workshop. May 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $30. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. The Natural Healer:Nature’s Sunshine Supplements and Vitamins with Certified Herbalist, Kim Williams. May 6, 5-6 p.m. The Purple Door Soul Source, 3259 Winton Road S Weight Loss Naturally. $5. 427-8110. purpledoorsoulsource.com.
[ FRI., MAY 2 ] Family Development Class: What Do You Want for Your Child? May 2. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school-age children Free, RSVP 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org.
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Wars never really end, and as Faulkner said, the past is not even past — almost 70 years after the Japanese surrender in World War II, the horror of the conflict and the behavior of the enemy toward their Allied prisoners continue to trouble the memories of the survivors. A number of histories, memoirs, and novels recount the stories of captured soldiers and civilians, often inspiring some memorable films — most notably David
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Tinseltown USA/IMAX 2291 Buffalo Road 247-2180, cinemark.com
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Lean’s “Bridge on the River Kwai,” but also “King Rat,” “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,” and “Empire of the Sun.” Now an Australian production, “The Railway Man,” returns to the war, to the jungles of Southeast Asia, to the notorious POW camp on the River Kwai. Based on a memoir by Eric Lomax, a British soldier captured after the fall of Singapore, the movie concentrates on the persistence of memory, the crushing burden of a history of unimaginable pain. In 1980, Lomax (Colin Firth), who calls himself a “railway enthusiast,” first meets Patti (Nicole Kidman), who will become his wife, on a train, and with the encouragement of his pals at the Veterans Club, uses his encyclopedic knowledge of English train schedules to figure out a way to meet her on her return journey. Their brief courtship and subsequent marriage initially establish a mildly comic, mildly romantic tone that soon collapses under the burden of Lomax’s past. Deeply disturbed by his memories of the Japanese camp, he experiences nightmares and
Colin Firth stars in “The Railway Man.” PHOTO COURTESY LIONSGATE
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hallucinations, confuses his daily life with his time in prison, and alienates himself from his wife and friends. Since he refuses to reveal the source of his problems to Patti, she insists that his best friend, and fellow survivor, Finlay (Stellan Skarsgård) tell her the story of their experience in the war. From that point the script alternates between Eric’s present and his past, with frequent flashbacks that sometimes combine reality with delusions. After a much smaller force inflicted the worst military defeat in British history in Singapore, the Japanese, who regarded a man who surrendered as a person without honor, merely an animal, treated their prisoners severely, violating most of the strictures of the Geneva Convention. In the film they pack the captured soldiers, including the young Eric Lomax (Jeremy Irvine), into boxcars, bringing them to the River Kwai to build that famous bridge. When the captors learn that their prisoners, under the leadership of Eric, a radio operator, have constructed a receiver, they embark on a campaign of brutal interrogation and punishment. They beat Eric repeatedly with staffs and pick handles, starve him, confine him in a cramped cage, and worst of all, waterboard him — an act that the United States once officially regarded as torture but now practices with the blessing of Congress, the military, and the CIA. Eric’s chief antagonist, the man who haunts both his dreams and his waking life, is Nagase (Tanroh Ishida), the interpreter who yells incessant questions,
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punctuated with beatings, about the radio and a map of the railroad. Somehow Eric survives the atrocious brutality, but of course remains a profoundly damaged man. When Finlay discovers that Nagase is alive and now conducts tours of the camp, he urges Eric to return to the River Kwai and lay all his ghosts to rest. Eric’s return, and his confrontation with his old tormentor (Hiroyuki Sanada), initially a quest for revenge, turns into something very different, a confrontation that apparently heals his wounded spirit. The historical truth of the picture’s essentially straightforward script underlines its validity and relevance, but simplifies much of the context, so that it lacks a good deal of necessary characterizing information. “The Railway Man” never even hints that Eric Lomax works at any kind of a job, for example, showing only his obsession with trains, as if that provided the entire substance of his life. Beyond the psychic wounds, despite the extraordinary cruelty of his treatment, his body strangely bears no marks or scars, a most unlikely circumstance. Finally, despite its depiction of the wellknown Japanese treatment of military prisoners, its reiterated scenes of clubbings, beatings, the evidence of beheadings, the most disturbing subject in “The Railway Man” raises a troubling question: why is waterboarding torture when the Japanese practice it, but “enhanced interrogation” in American hands?
Making its official premiere this Friday at the Little Theatre, “The Dead Deads” is a new, Rochester-made horror movie from filmmakers Eric Maira and Patrick Montanaro — collectively known as “Werewolf House.” Filmed in their spare time over the course of several months last winter, (which accounts for the film’s general Christmas-y theme), the movie documents the gradual unraveling of a troubled young 20-something named Teagan (played by Montanaro). Not satisfied with his job, involved in a romantic relationship that neither partner seems terribly invested in, and forced to take care of his aging mother while his sister shirks her familial responsibilities, Teagan grows ever more unstable. Meanwhile, he begins devoting an unhealthy amount of time to playing around with an old camcorder. The camera acts as his shield from the world, but quickly grows into an obsession.
A scene from “The Dead Deads.” PHOTO COURTESY WEREWOLF HOUSE
Maira and Montanaro’s script takes a somewhat surrealistic approach to the story; one in which the horror is mostly of the psychological variety. This leads to a relatively slow build-up — arguably a touch too slow for the film’s less than 80 minute runtime — but I appreciated the time devoted to developing the main character’s plight, and the story is always interestingly told. It may be unpolished, but like the best horror films, the filmmakers find subtext to the horror, as they examine the ways we sometimes find ourselves turning into our parents (whether we want to or not) and what kind of effect that can have on someone for whom that’s akin to becoming a monster. The filmmakers describe the movie as a “no budget horror film,” but they find ways to stretch their minimal resources in creative ways. They’re aided by a capable group on nonprofessional actors who make their roles convincing, though the script has a tendency to portray its female characters as needy, vindictive, or some combination of the two. Maira has a strong eye, creating some striking imagery out of the film’s everyday settings. It’s certainly rough around the edges, but to the filmmakers’ credit, they know exactly what they’re capable of pulling off. “The Dead Deads” is a promising debut for Werewolf House, made all the more impressive considering this is only its first feature film. Also striking a compelling balance between
psychological drama and traditional horror film, “Oculus” tells the story of a brother and sister haunted by the violent deaths of their parents, which they witnessed as children. The film opens as Tim (Brenton Thwaites) reunites with his sister, Kaylie (Karen Gillan), following his release from the mental hospital where he’s been since the night their parents died. Immediately, she tries to convince a reluctant Tim to return to their childhood home, where she hopes to prove what really happened all those years ago. She intends to clear their parents’ names by proving that their deaths were in fact caused
by a malevolent antique mirror that she believes possesses the ability to manipulate the minds of its victims, forcing them to hurt themselves and anyone unfortunate enough to be around them. Her elaborate set-up includes cameras to document the events that unfold, regular check-ins from her fiancé, alarms to remind them to eat and drink, and most importantly, a fail-safe that will smash the mirror unless a timer is manually reset. Once inside the house, director Mike Flanagan gets creative with the film’s construction, cutting back and forth between the two timelines, as we see the incidents from their childhood contrasted with what’s unfolding currently. As Tim and Kaylie argue over their memories of how things developed, the film suggests that the mirror may simply be Kaylie’s method for dealing with her trauma. Of course, this being a horror film, it’s no real surprise when it turns out that’s not the case, but the idea adds an intriguing subtext to the scares. Kaylie and Tim are played as young children by Annalise Basso and Garrett Ryan, who do a fantastic job at portraying the horror of watching their parents slowly lose their minds and being unable to do anything about it. Flanagan wrings every bit of drama and terror from the children finding that the two people who are supposed to protect them from anything are suddenly a very real danger. The inventive structure does end up being a bit of a hindrance as the line between what’s real, what’s a memory, and what’s fabricated within the character’s minds by the mirror grows increasingly fuzzy. When every development holds the possibility of being undone the next minute, it’s hard to get truly shaken when horrific things occur, causing the story to lose some of its urgency. Even if “Oculus” never becomes truly terrifying, the film maintains a pervasive sense of dread, and it’s clever and entertaining enough that I didn’t even mind an ending that makes sure to leave the door open for the inevitable sequel.
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Seen at the Flower City Triathlon: 5) Members of Team Panic pose for a photo after the triathalon. 6) Volunteer Mary Norman hands out time chips.
loops with six major climbs. It tears you apart. At one point, it was considered the hardest Ironman in the world.” But McMahon’s dreams for the sport of triathlon exceeded individual competitive goals. He worried that the sport was losing its purpose. “It had become a sport where people were muscling out just to get branded with the Ironman symbol,” McMahon says. “The prices started going up; the fun started going down. We’re bringing the fun back to tri.” Peasantman held its first competition last season, drawing 194 participants from several states and also Canada. People have already signed up for 2014. The course was designed by Jim Hogan at Geneva Bikes, using loops to allow athletes to easily access their special foods. As McMahon says, “You gotta eat or you’re gonna bonk.” McMahon describes running the event as putting up a tent city and then responding to athletes with a million questions. For him, the way to achieve balance between family, education, selfemployment, and launching his own race events has been multitasking. “I realized a long time ago that nobody cares what I do before 8 a.m.” McMahon says. “I started getting up at 5 a.m. every 36 CITY APRIL 30 - MAY 6, 2014
morning. I built a desk over the top of my cycling trainer. I do what my wife and daughter need first and I schedule around that calendar. You can throw in a load of laundry before hopping on the bike,” McMahon says. hile no one I i n te r v i e w e d seemed to know
exactly why, our area has become home for so many multisport events. Ideas ranged from the abundance of waterways to the willingness of municipalities to work with race directors to the sheer number of people eager to take on a new fitness challenge. Everyone interviewed has traveled for events, but they all return home for 12-month training, focusing on weaknesses and facing adversity. But there was definitely a common theme: “camaraderie.” “I set new challenges all the time, pushing myself to do greater distances each year, longer distance runs, longer distance bike rides outside of the tris, but what keeps me in it is the people that I have met,” Burkey-Kelly says. “I have met some incredible people — inspiring, motivating, encouraging, down-to-earth-good people.”
Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (PG-13): The continued adventures of the crime-fighting web-slinger and Roc makes it’s summer blockbuster debut. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster BLOOD SIMPLE (1984): A wealthy man hires a private investigator to kill his wife and her lover in the Coen Brothers first feature film. Dryden (Fri, May 2, 8 p.m.; Sun, May 4, 2 p.m.) THE DEAD DEADS (NR): A troubled young man’s life begins to unravel as he becomes obsessed with an old camcorder, in this locally made horror film. Little (Fri, May 2, 7 p.m.) GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS (1980): Les Blank directs an affectionate, filmic ode to garlic. Double bill with “Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe.” Dryden (Tue, May 6, 8:30 p.m.) THE GROOVE TUBE (1974): A collection of skits featuring Channel One, the New Yorkbased comedy troupe featuring Chevy Chase, all revolving around 1970s television. Dryden (Wed, Apr 30, 8 p.m.) JOE (R): Nicholas Cage stars in this thriller about an ex-con who becomes an unliklely role model to a 15-year-old boy. Little PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG (2007): This documentary about folk singer and activist Pete Seeger combines interviews, archival concert footage, and home movies. Dryden (Sat, May 3, 8 p.m.) THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974): Five friends run afoul of a family of grave robbing cannibals in Tobe Hooper’s horror classic. Little (Fri, May 2, 9:30 p.m.) UNDERWORLD (1927): The gangster genre originated with this silent drama about Chicago mobsters. Dryden (Thu, May 1, 8 p.m.) WERNER HERZOG EATS HIS SHOE (1979): In this brief documentary, directors Errol Morris and Werner Herzog make a bet, resulting in Herzog being forced to eat his own shoe. Just another day in the life of a filmmaker. Double bill with “Garlic is an Good as Ten Mothers.” Dryden (Tue, May 6, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] BEARS (G): Disney’s newest documentary focuses on the titular animals living in the Alaskan wilderness. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown BRICK MANSIONS (PG-13): An undercover cop teams up with an ex-con to take down a drug kingpin holed up in an abandoned mansion in dystopian Detroit. Starring Paul Walker. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (PG-13): The patriotic hero continues to adapt to the modern world, while battling a new foe: the Soviet agent known as The Winter Soldier. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive In CESAR CHAVEZ (PG-13): This biopic follow of the life of civil rights activist and labor organizer, Cesar Chavez. Starring Michael Pena, John Malkovich, Rosario Dawson, and America Ferrera. Movies 10 DIVERGENT (PG-13): Based on the popular series of young adult novels, about a dystopian future in which society is divided into factions based on their strongest virtues. Starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive In DOM HEMINGWAY (R): Jude Law stars as a retired safecracker trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke) while being tempted back into a life of crime. Little DRAFT DAY (PG-13): Kevin Costner stars as the GM of the Cleveland Browns who tries to break a 13-year losing streak by acquiring the No. 1 draft pick for his failing squad. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown GOD’S NOT DEAD (PG): Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain star in this Christian film about a college student whose grade depends on successfully convincing his philosophy professor in the existence of God. Culver, Eastview THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (R): Wes Anderson’s latest, about the theft of a priceless Renaissance painting, at famous European hotel. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, and Adrien Brody. Canandaigua, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 (R): A new batch of horror movies are spoofed with “hilarious” results in this comedy from Marlon Wayans. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (PG): A young boy claims to have visited heaven in this drama based on the bestselling book. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive In, Webster JODOROWSKY’S DUNE (PG-13): The story behind cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s science fiction epic, “Dune.” Little LE WEEK-END (R): Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, and Jeff Goldblum star in this British comedy about an aging couple that returns to its honeymoon site in Paris, and runs into a former acquaintance who offers a new look at love and life. Little THE LUNCHBOX (PG): A young housewife and an older man find
themselves connected by chance through a mistakenly delivered lunchbox. Little MUPPETS MOST WANTED (PG): An imposter Kermit gets the gang involved in an international crime caper. With Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, and Christoph Waltz. Eastview, Tinseltown NOAH (PG-13): Ever-ambitious auteur Darren Aronofsky takes on the epic Biblical story. Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins. Culver, Henrietta, Tinseltown OCULUS (R): Karen Gillan – Amy Pond from Matt Smith’s “Doctor Who” run – stars as a woman convinced that an antique mirror is terrorizing her family in this horror film/cautionary homedécor tale. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive In THE OTHER WOMAN (PG-13): When a woman discovers the man she’s been seeing is married, the two women strike up a friendship plan to get even. Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Nicky Minaj. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive In, Webster THE QUIET ONES (PG-13): A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman and run afoul of some terrifyingly dark forces. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE RAID 2: BERANDAL (R): This sequel to the Indonesian martial-arts film “The Raid: Redemption” sees an undercover police officer infiltrating a Jakarta crime syndicate. Culver, Eastview, Tinseltown THE RAILWAY MAN (R): A former British Army officer sets out to confront the man who was responsible for his treatment while being held as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Starring Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman. Pittsford ROBOCOP (PG-13): Remake of the Paul Verhoven sci-fi classic, about an attempt to make a superior police officer that’s part man, part machine. With Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton. Movies 10, Vintage Drive In TRANSCENDENCE (PG-13): Johnny Depp plays a renowned researcher of artificial intelligence whose consciousness is uploaded into a computer after an attempt on his life. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive In UNDER THE SKIN (R): Scarlett Johansson plays an alien seductress looking for a mate in this mind-bending sci-fi thriller. Little WALKING WITH THE ENEMY (NR): During World War II, a young man sets out to find his family by disguising himself as a Nazi SS officer. Henrietta
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charts able to rehearse a few Weds. during the months of (April-November) effective 04/15/2014 585-442-7480 LEAD GUITAR PLAYER Wanted for cover band w/a soulful style. Motown, Bill Withers, R&B etc. Practice Mon/Thurs evenings in Scottsville. Call Kelly 259-2562 Ken 817-575-9798. LOOKING FOR GOSPEL MUSICIAN to perform music during church services and doing our first & fourth Sunday fellowingships. We do several churches Bobby 585-328-2141 firstname.lastname@example.org MEET OTHER MUSICIANS. Jam & Play out, call & say hello, any level & any age ok. I play keyboards - organ B3 Style Call 585-266-6337 Martino THE GREGORY KUNDE CHORALE is looking for male voices. Call for an audition now to join our fourteenth season! Info Line 377 7568 or visit our website www. gregorykundechorale.org
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Nestled Near the Hillside 62 Alliance Avenue The Upper Monroe neighborhood is often seen as the quieter, serene sister to the more brazen and outspoken Monroe Avenue-Park AvenueEast Avenue nexus. Tucked behind the wooded slope of Pinnacle Hill, the neighborhood encompasses an eclectic mix of historic American residential architecture amidst a diverse cluster of businesses. 62 Alliance Avenue is right in the heart of this unique neighborhood. This burgundy-tinted American Foursquare invites you in through a spacious front porch framed by terraced gardens. Stepping through the front door, the spectacular main stairway is truly a centerpiece to behold. The handcrafted woodwork has been lovingly restored to near mint condition and it sets the tone for the rest of the home. Just to the right of the entrance is the spacious living room. Light floods into this room from the large picture window at the front of the house. A beautifully preserved, built-in bookcase matches the rest of the gleaming woodwork in the room. The other spaces on the first floor are equally breathtaking. The kitchen is fully updated, with new white cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Superior design choices were made in the space, including tile backsplashes and beautiful hardwood floors, to ensure the new kitchen maintained a link to the look and feel of the rest of the house. The dining room is stunning, with rich hunter green walls that complement the
pristine natural woodwork and leaded glass windows. Of particular interest are the majestic crossed ceiling beams. At each of the four cross points are small lighting fixtures, possibly gaslights original to the home, which cast a warm glow across the room. It’s a very distinguished space that is ideal for dinner parties and entertaining. An added bonus is a full bathroom located at the rear of the room. The second floor boasts four wellproportioned bedrooms, one of which has been converted to a second floor laundry room. Each of the bedrooms retains all the classic features that make this house so special, including hardwood floors, original wood trim, and large closets. The second floor bathroom is completely updated in a classic black-and-white tiled motif that fits well with the home’s character. As is typical of Foursquares, the third floor attic offers a full-sized storage space that has the potential to become much more. With three windows framing the large open area and sturdy wood floors, it can easily become an extra bedroom, den, or office space. 62 Alliance Ave. offers approximately 1,766 square feet of living space and is listed at $169,900. Tours can be arranged by contacting Carl Hopfinger at 585-381-2222. by Peter Smith Peter lives and works in Rochester and is a Landmark Society volunteer.
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Binary Dreamer Software, LLC (“LLC”) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on March 27, 2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 241 Golden Rod Lane, Rochester, New York 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Name of limited liability company: The Pike Development Company LLC (“LLC”). Date Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (“SSNY”) July 11, 2012. LLC organized in Delaware on March 30, 2012. NY county location: Monroe. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to One Circle Street, Rochester, New York 14607. Address required to be maintained in jurisdiction of organization or if not required, principal office of LLC: 874 Walker Road, Suite C, Dover, Delaware 19904. Copy of formation document on file with the Secretary of State of Delaware, P.O. Box 898, Dover, Delaware 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ROCHESTER GENESEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY WILL HOST A PUBLIC HEARING ON MAY 8, 2014 IN CONNECTION WITH PROPOSED ROUTE AND SCHEDULE CHANGES TO REGIONAL TRANSIT SERVICE IN THE COUNTY OF MONROE. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing, open to all persons, will be held by the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (“RGRTA”) on May 8, 2014 at SUNY Brockport Metro Center, 55 St. Paul St., Rochester, NY, 14621 commencing at 4:30 p.m., to consider proposed service changes to Regional Transit Service (“RTS”) routes and schedule times in the County of Monroe, State of New York. The purpose of the public hearing is to review the proposed service changes to the routes and schedule times planned for implementation on November 28, 2014 in conjunction with the opening of the new RTS Transit Center in Downtown Rochester. This Public Hearing will have been preceded by 8 Public Information
Sessions to educate the community on this topic. The purposes of the proposed service changes include, but are not limited to: (1) enhancing the overall customer experience and making service and schedules easier to understand; (2) making sure that customers have plenty of time to travel through the Transit Center and make transfers to the next bus; (3) simplifying destination and bus stop signs; (4) improving service by allocating the correct number of buses needed at any given time. To learn more about the proposed changes prior to the Public Hearing on May 8th, a schedule of the remaining Public Information Sessions is available by visiting the RGRTA website at www. rgrta.com or by calling RTS Customer Service at 585-288-1700. Special Accommodations Persons in need of a sign language interpreter, alternative language interpreter or special assistance to facilitate participation in this public hearing should call 585288-1700 before 4:30pm, Monday May 5th, 2014. Receipt of Comments Persons having an interest in the proposed route and schedule time changes are invited to attend the public hearing to present oral or written statements or other documentation concerning this topic. Comments on the proposed route and schedule time changes may be made by registering to speak or submitting written comments at the public hearing. Written comments may also be submitted to RGRTA at the address below or via the website at www. rgrta.com by 5:00 pm EST on May 13, 2014. Comments received after the close of this public comment period (after 5:00 EST pm on May 13, 2014) will not be considered. Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority Attn: General Counsel 1372 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14609 Dated: April 24, 2014 [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is Secor Electric LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on January 30, 2014 3. County of Office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as
Legal Ads agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 208 Mobile Drive Rochester, NY 14616 6. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] BRAR TRANSPORTATION LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 07/29/2013. Office is in the Monroe County Secretary of the state is designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to principal business of the LLC: 54 Boyd drive, Rochester NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] 1. Notice of Formation of Need A Car LLC 2. Art. of Org. filed Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) November 18th, 2013 3. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to:285 Allen ST, Rochester, NY 14608 Phone 585-509-9523 4. Purpose: any lawful activities. Sells used Automobiles. [ NOTICE ] 204-212 MAIN, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/25/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jose A. Mendez, 61 Talamora Trail, Brockport, NY 14420. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Arsenal St. CDE&T Properties, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on New York with an effective date of formation of March 25, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 3300 Monroe Avenue, Suite 301, 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 3300 Monroe Avenue, Suite 301, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE ] BAXBAR COMMERCIAL REALTY LLC Articles of
Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/15/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 465 Main St., Ste. 600, Buffalo, NY 14203. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. [ NOTICE ] BAXBAR HOME REALTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/24/2014. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 465 Main St., Ste 600, Buffalo, NY 14203. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. [ NOTICE ] CORN HILL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/31/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 104 Troup St Rochester, NY 14608. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] CURTIS BROTHERS PROPERTY, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/7/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1705 Creek St., Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] DAF ENTERPRISE, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/9/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Donald A. Fella, 204 Shorewood Dr., Webster, NY 14580. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Derleth Heating & Cooling, LLC was filed with SSNY on February 4, 2014. Office: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon SSNY: Derleth Heating & Cooling, LLC, 618 Campbell St., Rochester, New York 14611. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity.
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DOUBLEDAY ASSOCIATES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/13/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Mark Dechick 19 Mill Rd Fairport, NY 14450. Any lawful activity.
Notice is hereby given that a license, number 3152939, for a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by 5021 Ridge Road LLC dba Agostinelli Mart, 5019 Ridge Road West, Spencerport, NY14559, County of Monroe, for a restaurant.
TRUCKING LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/8/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Denard Carlisle, 200 Seth Green Drive, Apt 216, Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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Hardware Breakout LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/21/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 1260 Lehigh Station Rd. Apt. 408, Henrietta, NY 14467. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by MWP Restaurant LLC dba The Brighton on East, 1881 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610, County of Monroe, for a restaurant.
Notice of Formation of Good Puppy Dog Treats, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/1/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 134 Cole Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Hero of the Underworld, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on March 25, 2014 with an effective date of formation of March 25, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 19 Silco Hill, Pittsford, 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 19 Silco Hill, Pittsford, New York 14534. 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 ] Julie E. Yoon, MD, PLLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/13/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at c/o Carol S. Maue, Partner, Boylan Code LLP, 145 Culver Road, Suite 100, Rochester, New York 14620. LLC’s purpose: profession of medicine, and any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] MIRACLEDROP, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to William J. Allen, 164 Haskins Ln. S., Hilton, NY 144689003. General Purpose.
[ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by Hamlin Hideaway @ Nuts Corners LLC dba, Hamlin Hideaway @ Nuts Corners, 328 Lake Road East Fork, Hamlin, NY 14464, County of Monroe, for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by ODYSSEY INNS INC dba ODYSSEY INNS, 1750 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY 14480, Town of Penfield, County of Monroe, for a tavern restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Braiman Properties LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/24/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 11 Winona Blvd, Roch, NY 14617 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CR FIRST TRANS, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/9/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Courtney Reid, 467 Lakeview Park, Rochester, NY 14613 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DENARD CARLISLE
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mana’o Ventures LLC . Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on March 5, 2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 115 East Pointe, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Piranha Milling and Paving Contractors, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State (NYSS) on 3/31/14. Office in Monroe County. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to: The LLC, 590 Salt Rd., Ste. 5, Webster, NY 14580. Any lawful business purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Superior Home Care LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/24/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 207 Tremont Street Suite 206 Rochester NY 14608 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of UFO TRANSPORTATION, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/1/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy
of process to Jeremy Ball, 20 Hollywood St., Rochester, NY 14615 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of WALK ALONE, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/31/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Dwight Davis, 24 Irondequoit St., Rochester, NY 14605 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 175 COLVIN STREET, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/19/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 410 Danbury Dr., Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 367 Parsells, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/5/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 29 County Clare Cres., Fpt 14450. Purpose: real estate holding. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 412 COUNTRY WOODS LANE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/7/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Law Office of Anthony A. DiNitto, L.L.C., 8 Silent Meadows Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Amistad Services, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/27/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 10 Whisperwood Dr., Victor, NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Amitas Xpress Spa, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed
with NY Dept. of State on 2/12/14. Office location: Monroe County. Secy. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secy. Of State shall mail process to the principal business address of the LLC: 1 Crownwood Cir, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose:any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BC HOME REMODELING AND PAINTING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BEEM PROPERTIES, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed SSNY on 3/27/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 9 Sunleaf Drive, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BIG RIG QUILTING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/18/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 392 Carlsam Dr., Rochester, NY 14609. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, Attn: John M. Kubiniec at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Brad’s Lawn Service LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/3/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 110 Brower Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Chickenhead, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY(SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY
designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to P.O. Box 42, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Craig Demmin Soccer, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/2/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 38 Gilead Hill Rd, N. Chili NY 14514. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Create Health with Ann Treacy, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/03/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Ann Treacy, 89 Stuyvesant Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534, also the registered agent. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of D. PEZZOLA FLOORING LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/28/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 4039 Lake Ave., Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: all lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DermaGridPets, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/27/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 90 Air Park Dr., Ste. 304, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of EcoTech Park Development & Operations, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/15/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 200 W. Ridge Rd., Ste. 450, Rochester, NY 14615.
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Legal Ads > page 43 Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GREYSTONE PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/14/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1209 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JosDen, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3-14-2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2117 Buffalo Road #131 Rochester, New York 14624. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Jovan Property Management LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/18/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 213 Stonypoint Road, Rochester, N.Y. 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Khuri Enterprise VI Los Angeles, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/3/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1250 Lee Rd., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Lights from Heaven LLC, Arts. of Org. filed by Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/24/2014. Office location: County of Monroe. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon which process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process served to Lights from Heaven LLC, PO Box 17218, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability
Company (LLC) Name: RVN6970 LLC Articles of Organization filed by the Department of State of New York on 3/17/2014. Office location: County of Monroe Purpose: any and all lawful activities. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to RVN6970 LLC , 21 Oak Manor Lane, Pittsford, NY 14534. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name DOSH ENTERPRISES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on March 17,2014. Office location: Monroe. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 213 Shipbuilders Creek Road, Webster, N.Y. 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name NEW CLINTON PHARMACY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on March 17,2014. Office location: Monroe. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 47 Shepard Street, Rochester, New York 14620. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is 558 Elmgrove LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on April 15, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 558 Elmgrove Rd, Rochester, NY 14606. 6.Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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 LLC. Argyle1 Search Group LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/13/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 15 Fresh Meadow Run, Penfield NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of McGurk Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/1/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 32 Wainswright Circle, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ME Holvey Consulting, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/9/13. 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 4 Kalleston Dr., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mobile Salon, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/11/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 290 Woodcliff Dr., Fairport, NY 14450. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
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Notice of formation of MONCONY FARMS HOPS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The
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LLC, 119 Hinkleyville Rd., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MULTII DEVELOPMENT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/28/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 19 Northampton Circle, Rochester, NY 14612. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Anthony A. Dentino, Esq., 135 Corporate Woods, Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: Real estate purchase and development. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MUSIC CONFUSES ZOMIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/07/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. As amended by Cert. of Amendment filed with SSNY on 03/12/14, name changed to MUSIC CONFUSES ZOMBIES LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of PARKWOOD PROPERTIES NY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/5/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 50 Johnny Gold Ln., Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PBCP, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/16/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2680 Ridge Rd. West, Ste. B100C, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Penny’s Lotions & Potions, LLC . Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/5/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process
against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 97 Waterford Way, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Rejuvence, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/24/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 113 Branchport Dr., Henrietta, NY 11467. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of SAPIENT HOLDINGS, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/24/2014. 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, 64 Averill Ave #411 Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: Real estate [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of TANDEM RENTALS LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/06/14. Office location: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1039 Winona Blvd, Rochester, NY 14617Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of THE PUP STOPS HERE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/27/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 90 Air Park Dr., Ste. 304, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Two Talking Heads LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/21/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 124 West Ave., Hilton, NY 14468 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of RMB Mendon Managers
LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/17/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 115 S. LaSalle St., 34th Fl., Chicago, IL 60603. LLC formed in DE on 3/12/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE addr. of LLC: c/o NCR, 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] NYC Brand Productions LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 4/27/2012. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at c/o Mark Costello, 145 Culver Rd., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14620 . LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Optic Sky Productions, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 2/26/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 125 Tech Park Dr., Rochester, NY 14623. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] PELTON ELECTRIC, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/4/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 460 Aria Lane Webster, NY 14580. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] PUBLIC NOTICE –Rush Henrietta AT & T proposes a new wireless communications facility to be located at 1799 Lehigh Station Road, Henrietta, Monroe County, New York and will entail the collocation of antennas on the existing tower with an overall height of 139.4 feet along with the installation of ancillary equipment. Comments regarding the potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30days from the date of this publication to: Andrew Maziarski - IVI Telecom
Services, Inc., 55 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, New York 10604 or CulturalResources@ ivi-intl.com. [ NOTICE ] Rochester Cocktail Revival, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/10/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 160 Glen Ellyn Way, Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] ROCHESTER STILETTOS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/5/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Krystle Ellis, 21 Pamela Ln., Apt. B, Rochester, NY 14618. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] SMART THINKING HOLLYWOOD L.L.C., a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/28/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Legalinc Corporate Services Inc., 8857 Alexander Rd., Ste. 100A, Batavia, NY 14020. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] The Vocal Shop, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 7/17/2013. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 156 Sedgley Park, West Henrietta, NY 14586. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] TZM ENTERPRISES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/10/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Travaris Meeks, 272 Spencer St., Upstairs, Rochester, NY 14608. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] YK CONSTRUCTION LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/10/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon
whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Yakov Kasap, 352 Red Apple Ln., Rochester, NY 14612. General Purpose. [ NOTICE OF BID ] MBE/WBE/DBE Subs & Suppliers are hereby requested to submit proposals on the Electrical Substation Upgrades Campus Store - Cornell University. Documents are available at F.E. JONES CONSTRUCTION, INC. 73 Griswold Street Binghamton, NY 13304 607-348-0045, Fax 607348-0050/0052 [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of USH II, LLC. Arts of Org filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/17/14. Office location: Monroe County. Principal business address: 3000 Vera St., Baltimore, MD 21226. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF INTAGLIO REAL ESTATE, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Intaglio Real Estate, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 03/14/2014. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process t o4 Five Lot Lane, Avon, NY 14414 The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (“LLC”). Name: DPGM, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on 3/4/14. New York office location: Monroe County. Principal business location: 175 Castlebar Road, Rochester, NY. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process to: 175 Castlebar Road, Rochester, NY 14610. LLC is organized to engage in any lawful act or activity for which
Legal Ads limited liability companies may be organized under the Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] H.D. Marychild, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on March 14, 2014 with an effective date of formation of March 14, 2014. Its principal place of business is located at 130 Boniface Drive, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 130 Boniface Drive, Rochester, New York 14620. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MERK PROPERTIES, LLC ] Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY 4/09/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail copy of process to 57 Stone Fence Circle, Rochester, New York 14626. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VELOCITY XTREME CHEER, LLC ] Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY 3/25/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail copy of process to 61 Juliane Drive, Rochester, New York 14624. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [NOTICE OF FORMATION] Victor Asset Acquisition CR, LLC filed Application for Authority with the New York Department of State on March 19, 2014. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 230 Crosskeys Office Park, Fairport, NY 14450. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing pursuant to Article 18-A of the New York State General
Municipal Law will be held by the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) on the 20th day of May, 2014 at 11:45 a.m., local time, in the Conference Room of the Ebenezer Watts Building, 49 South Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, New York 14614, in connection with the following matter: PRECISION GRINDING AND MANUFACTURING CORPORATION, a New York corporation, on behalf of itself or an entity to be formed (collectively, the “Company”) has requested that the Agency assist with a certain Project (the “Project”), consisting of: (A) the acquisition by lease, license or otherwise, of an interest in an approximately 2.6-acre parcel of Company-owned land located at 1275 Emerson Street in the City of Rochester, New York (the “Land”); (B) the construction thereon of an approximately 20,000 square-foot building (the “Improvements”) to become an addition to the Company’s existing approximately 42,000 square-foot building located on an adjacent parcel of land; and (C) the acquisition and installation in, on or about the Improvements of certain machinery, equipment and related personal property (the “Equipment” and, together with the Land and the Improvements, the “Facility”), to be leased to the Company for use in its precision manufacturing business. The Facility will be initially operated and/ or managed by the Company. The Agency will acquire an interest in the Facility and lease the Facility to the Company. The financial assistance contemplated by the Agency will consist generally of the exemption from taxation expected to be claimed by the Company as a result of the Agency taking an interest in, possession or control (by lease, license or otherwise) of the Facility, or of the Company acting as an agent of the Agency, consisting of: (i) exemption from state and local sales and use tax with respect to the qualifying personal property portion of the Facility, (ii) exemption from mortgage recording tax with respect to any qualifying mortgage on the Facility, and (iii) exemption from general
real property taxation with respect to the Facility, which exemption shall be offset, in whole or in part, by contractual payments in lieu of taxes by the Company for the benefit of affected tax jurisdictions. A copy of the Company’s application, containing the Benefit/Incentive analysis, is available for inspection at the Agency’s offices at 8100 CityPlace, 50 West Main Street, Rochester, New York 14614 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, and will be available for inspection and review at the above-scheduled Public Hearing. The Agency will at the above-stated time and place hear all persons with views in favor of or opposed to either the location or nature of the Facility, or the proposed financial assistance being contemplated by the Agency. In addition, at, or prior to, such hearing, interested parties may submit to the Agency written materials pertaining to such matters. Dated: April 30, 2014 COUNTY OF MONROE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY By: Judy A. Seil, Executive Director [ NOTICE OF SALE ] NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE M&T BANK S/B/M M&T MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, -againstMARIAN C. FERRARI; JOSEPH FERRARI; et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated 1/28/2014 and entered thereafter. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in The County Office Building, County of Monroe, New York on May 13, 2014 at 10:00AM, premises known as 3375 Brockport-Spencer Road, Ogden, NY 14559. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Ogden, County of Monroe and State of New York, SBL No.: 86.03-2-19. Approximate amount of judgment is $103,099.33 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 2012-3898. John M. Scatigno, Esq., Referee Schiller & Knapp, LLP 950 New Loudon Road Latham, NY 12110 Attorneys for Plaintiff
1084833 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 04/30/2014 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] PODS of Rochester hereby publishes notice, as required by New York Self-Storage Facilities Act (NY Stat. 182) of a public sale of the property listed below to satisfy a landlords lien. All sales are for cash to the highest bidder and are considered final. PODS of Rochester reserves the right to reject any bids. The sale will be held at 105 McLaughlin Rd Rochester NY 14615 on: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Customer Name Container ID Giambrone, Vince 8010B94 Harris, Kathy 17A89 Rivera, Peter 91B94 Contents include but not limited to: Household items, books, exercise equipment, stereo equipment and more. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff against RENEE M. FALZOLARE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated May 29, 2007, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on the front steps of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 W. Main Street, Rochester, NY on the 12th day of May, 2014 at 10:00 AM premises situate in the Town on Greece, County of Monroe, State of New York, known and distinguished as Lot No. 121, as laid down on a map of Westwood Manor No. 6 addition a subdivision of the Conrad Baker Farm, Town of Greece, made by W. Fred Sullivan, surveyor and filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in liber 67 of Maps, at Page 36. Said Lot No. 121 is situate on the west sideof Bakerdale Road and is of the dimensions as shown on said map. Said premises known as 268 BAKERDALE ROAD, ROCHESTER, NY. Approximate amount of lien $ 85,746.49 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 13884/06. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor,
the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. THEODORE S. KANTOR, ESQ., Referee. Sweeney, Gallo, Reich & Bolz, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 95-25 Queens Blvd., 11th Floor Rego Park, NY 11374 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006WF1, Plaintiff, against JEFFERY TOMLINSON, et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 1/29/2014 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Front Steps of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, City of Rochester, State of New York on 05/14/2014 at 09:00AM, premises known as 2426 MAZDA TERRACE, Rochester, NY 14621 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, SECTION 091.700, BLOCK 2, LOT 50. Approximate amount of judgment $53,979.12 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 2013-5837. Paul V. Ciminelli, Esq., Referee Gross, Polowy & Orlans, Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 540, Getzville, NY 14068 Dated: April 8, 2014 1089615 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT: MONROE COUNTY CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; Plaintiff(s) vs. CARYNE MORENCY; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about March 9, 2014, I will sell at Public Auction at the Monroe County Office Building, Rochester, NY. On May 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM Premises known as 1383 DEWEY AVENUE, ROCHESTER, NY 14613 Section: 090.50 Block: 2 Lot: 61 ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known and designated as Lot No. 105 of the McKee Place, as shown on a map thereof filed in the Monroe
County Clerk’s Office in Liber 9 of Maps, at page 37. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $50,919.53 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 13-2937 LISA S. SIRAGUSA, ESQ., REFEREE [ NOTICE] PUBLIC NOTICE – Chili East AT & T is proposing to build a 124 ft. telecommunications tower in the vicinity of 275 International Blvd. Rochester, Monroe County, New York. Comments regarding the potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: Andrew Maziarski - IVI Telecom Services, Inc., 55 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, New York 10604, CulturalResources@ ivi-intl.com, or 914-6941930. [ NOTIICE ] Notice of Formation of Breathe Yoga CT, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/4/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 19 S. Main St., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] Index No.: 2012-5106 Date of Filing: April 4, 2014 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF Monroe JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff,against- UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE LATE WILLIAM A. GUELZOW, SR. A/K/A WILLIAM A. GUELZOW, IF THEY BE LIVING OR DEAD, THEIR SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF if living, or if either or all be dead, their wives, husbands, heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through
said UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE LATE WILLIAM A. GUELZOW, SR. A/K/A WILLIAM A. GUELZOW, IF THEY BE LIVING OR DEAD, THEIR SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and the respective husbands, wives, widow or widowers of them, if any, all of whose names are unknown to plaintiff; BOARD OF MANAGERS OF GENESEE RIVERVIEW HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; DISCOVER BANK; STATE OF NEW YORK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; “JOHN DOES” and “JANE DOES”, said names being fictitious, parties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises, and corporations, other entities or persons who claim, or may claim, a lien against the premises, Defendants. 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 attorney(s) within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner, 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. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE: TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Honorable Richard A. Dollinger of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on February 27, 2014, and filed with supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Monroe, State of New York.The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by WILLIAM A. GUELZOW, SR. A/K/A WILLIAM A. GUELZOW to WASHINGTON MUTUAL HOME LOANS, INC. in the principal amount of $81,000.00, which mortgage was recorded in Monroe County, State of New York, on June 12, 2001, in Book 15442 at page 0373. Mortgage Number CS 008222. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association has purchased the loans and other assets of Washington Mutual Bank, formerly known as Washington Mutual Bank, FA, formerly known as Washington Mutual Home Loans, Inc. (the “Savings Bank”) from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, acting as receiver for the Savings Bank and pursuant to its authority under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. 1821 (d). Therefore, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association is now the real party in interest in the proceeding. Said premises being known as and by 22 SCOTTCROSS LANE, CHILI, NY 14623. Date: February 4, 2014 Batavia, New York Tanisha Bramwell, Esq. ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Batavia Office 26 Harvester Avenue Batavia, NY 14020 585.815.0288 Help For Homeowners In Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Mortgage foreclosure is a complex process. Some
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2/6/2014 .MORTGAGED PREMISES: 429 COUNTESS DRIVE, HENRIETTA AKA WEST HENRIETTA, NY 14586. Section: 188.45 Block: 1 Lot: 31 F/K/A Account No. 608-153. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE BENEFICIAL HOMEOWNER SERVICE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS/ REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ESTATE OF DORIS SALTZMAN; BENEFICIAL HOMEOWNER SERVICE CORPORATION; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA O/B/O INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF RIVERTON COMMUNITY, ASSOCIATION, INC.; CHASE BANK USA, NA; HSBC BANK NEVADA, NA; FIA CARD SERVICES NA; GE MONEY BANK; CAPITAL
ONE BANK (USA), NA; JOHN DOE (Unknown Tenants/Occupants of the subject property being set forth to represent any and all occupants of the subject property being foreclosed herein, and any parties, entities of any kind, if any, having or claiming an interest or lien upon the mortgaged property), Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above captioned action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear
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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 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. MONROE County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises foreclosed herein. Dated:2-5-14. Margaret J. Cascino, Esq. Stern & Eisenberg, PC Attorneys for Plaintiff 485 A Route 1 South, Suite 110 Woodbridge Corporate Center Iselin, NJ 08830 Tel: (516) 630-0288 Counsel for Plaintiff To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Richard A. Dollinger, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of N.Y., dated March 18, 2014 and filed along with the supporting papers in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. Premises known as 429 Countess Drive, Henrietta AKA West Henrietta, N.Y. 14586. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN
ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the tollfree helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department of Financial Services at 1-877-226-5697 or visit the Department’s website at www.dfs. ny.gov. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. [ SUMMONS WITH NOTICE ] Index No.: 2013-7353 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE LENZY BLAKE, II Plaintiff, v. JAMAR CRUMITY LAWANDA MOSES, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned to appear in this action and are required to serve a notice of appearance and/or a demand for the complaint on plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, if this summons is personally delivered to you within the State of New York, or within thirty (30) days after service is complete, if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. Your time to appear may be extended as provided in subdivision (b) of CPLR 3012. Take notice that this is a personal injury
action to recovery damages including, but not limited to monetary damages for physical and emotional injuries and pain and suffering suffered by the plaintiff as a result of a shooting incident occurring on or about July 5, 2012 wherein the defendants conspired to assault and batter plaintiff and violate his civil rights and defendant Jamar Crumity did in fact shoot plaintiff with a firearm causing plaintiff severe physical injury and physical and emotional pain and suffering for which plaintiff seeks an award of monetary damages in an amount which exceeds the jurisdictional limits of all lower courts. In case of your failure to appear judgment may be taken against you by default for a sum to be determined by the Court after an inquest on damages, with interest from July 5, 2012, plus the costs and disbursements of this action. The basis of the venue designated is the residence of defendant Jamar Crumity which is upon information and belief, 130 Plymouth Ave. South, Rochester, NY 14614. Dated: July 2, 2013 Rochester, New York BROWN & HUTCHINSON Michael Cobbs, Esq., Of Counsel Attorney for Plaintiff 925 Crossroads Building Two State Street Rochester, New York 14614 (585) 454-5050 TO: Jamar Crumity 130 Plymouth Ave., South Rochester, NY 14614 Lawanda Moses 298 Arborwood Lane Rochester, New York 14615 JAMAR CRUMITY: This is a notice that a lawsuit has been filed against you in a personal injury action for injuries sustained by the plaintiff as a result of an incident occurring on or about July 5, 2012. You are required to respond by serving a copy of the answer on plaintiff’s attorney and filing the answer with the court within thirty (30) days. If you fail to do so, a default judgment may be entered against you for significant monetary damages. The foregoing notice is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Thomas A. Stander, Justice of the Supreme Court of the
State of New York, signed the 3rd day of April, 2014 at Rochester, New York. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] Index No.: 2786/2012 Filed: 3/24/14 Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is situated. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE OneWest Bank, FSB, -againstFrank Iacovangelo Monroe County Public Administrator, as Administrator for the estate of Carol A. Peterson, her respective heirs-at-law, next-of-kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, United States of America acting on behalf of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Carriage Glen Associates, Morgan Henrietta Highlands LLC, Asset Acceptance LLC, New , Kenneth Peterson, Heir to the Estate of Carol A. Peterson, Keith Peterson, Heir to the Estate of Carol A. Peterson, United States of America-Internal Revenue Service, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): 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 attorneys for the plaintiff within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service; or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York; or within sixty (60) days if it is the United States of America. 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 OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF
SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $72,000.00 and interest, recorded in the office of the clerk of the County of Monroe on May 21, 2007 in Book 21194, Page 444 covering premises known as 91 and 97 Pool Street, Rochester, NY 14606. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above . 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. Dated: November 21, 2013. Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon , LLP Linda P. Manfredi Attorneys for Plaintiff 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, New York 11706 (631) 969-3100 Our File No.: 01-041280-FOO TO: Forsyth, Howe, O’Dwyer, Kalb & Murphy, P.C. Attorney’s for Kenneth Peterson and Keith Peterson One Chase Square, Suite 1900 Rochester, New York 14604 Frank Iacovangelo Monroe County Public Administrator Administrator for the estate of Carol Ann Peterson 180 Canal View Suite 100 Rochester, New York 14623
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First-term U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida is already among the House’s most conservative members, but his Republican primary challenger claims to be even more so — but with a quixotic, longtime hobby as a costumed, role-playing “gamer.” Challenger Jake Rush (in his day job, a lawyer) portrays supernatural characters as a prominent member of the national Mind’s Eye Society and Florida’s Covenant of the Poisoned Absinthe, including a vampire named “Chazz Darling,” who, according to a Yahoo message board, once left an explicit, body-parts-bloodying threat to a role-player with whom he had been feuding. (The Florida political report SaintPetersBlog broke the story — and was quickly criticized, less by Rush’s political defenders than by the indignant “cosplay” community, feeling mocked.)
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— A scandal erupted in 2013 at Minot (N.D.) Air Force Base when missile-launch specialists were charged with cheating on proficiency tests, but additional documents uncovered by the Associated Press in March 2014 show that the problem was worse than originally reported. The overall missile-launch program, run by “missileers,” was judged “substandard” — the equivalent of an F grade in school — and “rehabilitated” in the eyes of Air Force officers only because the 91st Missile Wing Command’s support staff (cooks, drivers, clerks, etc.) scored very high and brought the command’s overall performance to the equivalent of a D. — The tax software company Vertex reported in March, via the Tax Foundation, that tax-hating American states have somehow organized themselves into
nearly 10,000 sales/use-tax jurisdictions with distinct rules, coverages or exemptions. Ironically, states criticized as tax profligates sometimes have the simplest systems (e.g., one set of rules covering the entire state, such as in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.) while states regarded as refuges from intrusive government often have the most complicated (e.g., 310 different jurisdictions in Utah, 587 in Oklahoma, 994 in Iowa and 1,515 in Texas). — Formally asking a sweetheart to “please be my (boyfriend/girlfriend)” is said to be a traditional romantic milestone in Japanese relationships, and the town of Nagareyama in Chiba Prefecture now provides a government document to commemorate that big step (for a filing fee, of course). In fact, according to the news site RocketNews24.com, since only one party need file the document, the town hopes the form will become a strategic step to declare one’s love without the need for messy, face-to-face, rejection-risking confrontation (and also become a robust municipal-revenue producer).
— British artist Millie Brown, 27, profiled in January in London’s Daily Mail, creates Jackson Pollock-style canvases by vomiting on them after ingesting colored soy milk. Brown (whose work hangs in London’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not! showcase) said she fasts for two days prior to public performances and, as the show starts, times her ingestions so that the proper hues don’t prematurely mix in her stomach. Her appearance, at work, in a Lady Gaga music video brought her a somewhat larger audience. Said the understated Brown, “I am able to challenge people’s perceptions of beauty.”
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’ll exude sexuality and passion, but don’t let that lead to being cornered by someone looking for a one-night stand. Intimacy is best reserved for a meaningful encounter with someone looking for a long romantic and fulfilling adventure down a path you both agree leads to the destination of choice. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Your warmth and charm will win hearts. Share your thoughts, morals and ethics regarding love, marriage and family, and you will attract someone who is looking for the same things you are. Don’t shy away from
someone who comes from a different background. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Good fortune will come through the people you meet. Someone will point you in a new direction and intrigue you mentally, physically and monetarily. Making last-minute alterations in order to accommodate someone will pay off and lead to a substantial life-altering improvement. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put more time and effort into you and your abilities, and someone watching will take an interest in what you do and who you are. A partnership looks inviting and shows evidence that together you can build a strong, stable and
secure future. Start the process and don’t look back. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): What you see and what you get will not be one and the same. Tread carefully when it comes to romance. Someone is likely to put on a show to entice you, but when the curtain closes, disappointment will follow. Don’t fall for a falsified rendition of what someone portrays. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put love and romance first this week. Encounters will be plentiful if you get out and participate in functions and events that interest you. Love is on the rise, and romance should be the way you play the game. A fast-paced
game of love will lead to a long-lasting relationship. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll have plenty of suitors but trouble making up your mind. Don’t feel pressured; if anyone tries to push you to make an intimate decision, back away and move on to your next option. Getting to know someone personally takes time, and time is on your side. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll thrive on love, passion and romance. Gravitate toward the one who offers you intrigue, mystery and a physical connection that you cannot deny, and you’ll discover a genuine mental connection that takes you deeper into a relationship than you have ever
been before. Enjoy the moment. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Excitement is heading your way, but you aren’t likely to end up with the person you thought you were getting. Have fun, but protect your health, wealth and reputation. Deception is in the stars, and the information given isn’t likely to be accurate. Put your money in a safe place. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Talks can lead to a warm and happy relationship. Take your time and don’t feel pressured to make a move that will tie you to someone. If the relationship is good, it will mature with time, bringing you everything you want in a long-lasting union.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be careful how you handle affairs of the heart. Not everyone will have the same motives as you, and if you are too gullible, you may end up giving someone something you shouldn’t part with so quickly. Don’t settle for someone because you don’t want to be alone. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are ready to settle. Take a serious approach to love, marriage and having a family. Don’t be afraid to discuss your personal goals, and you will weed through the partners who have potential and those who have none. A commitment can be made if you get the right answers.
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