A PRISON OF THEIR OWN
When sons or daughters are sent to prison, their mothers pay a particularly steep price.
Report finds support for military school EDUCATION, PAGE 5
CRIMINAL JUSTICE, PAGE 6
King Buffalo finds the groove
When heroes turn into monsters
MUSIC, PAGE 14
LITERATURE, PAGE 18
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Sanders lost, but is not defeated
So Sanders lost New York. At least he fought like hell to win. As Gandhi said, “Full effort is full victory.” This campaign has always been about more than just election results; Sanders has systematically exposed how the American political system is no longer truly democratic. For instance, it broke my heart when my wife texted to say that she could not vote because she is registered as an Independent. She was confused, bummed, and a little annoyed. It pissed me off, too. Don’t we live in a country that has a Constitution written by the people and for the people? I thought I read somewhere that voting is one of our most sacred enterprises as free citizens? The brutal truth is that the system has never been fully democratic. How long did it take African Americans and women in general to finally harness the power of the ballot? My wife felt an aspect of that long and terrible struggle. Why can’t a native citizen of legal age register at any time she pleases? Right up to the polls closing, why can’t she register to vote? Is this America or not? I cannot accept that this is the best we can achieve with our opportunity to model democracy for the rest of the world. It will never be ideal, but it does not need to remain broken. Shame on all of us for taking so long to realize how dysfunctional the system has become. 2 CITY
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So, yes, Sanders lost New York. But that does not mean Sanders lost. No man who speaks so much truth to power, and is so totally uncontrolled by the corporate and political elite can ever be defeated. GEORGE C. PAYNE
Founder, Gandhi Earth Keepers International
End on-demand scheduling
Another big problem with low-wage jobs, especially in the food service area, is ondemand scheduling (“Project looks at perils of low-wage work,” April 20).
For example, one place that I work doesn’t post the week’s schedule until Thursday for the week that begins on Saturday. That leaves no time to plan for child care, family events, etc. I have complained, but was told that the law doesn’t apply to food service workers. There are many studies which prove that ondemand scheduling is very stressful for workers. The state has gone after big retailers such as Target and Walmart for this, but there seems to be no help for food service workers. WOODSY33
Put casino in High Falls
A center city casino is not a bad idea, but rather than Main Street, I believe that a better location would be in High Falls, on the site of the former power plant, Beebe Station. The location could be deeded to the Senecas, and the casino and the accompanying theater and parking would be a powerful draw to the neighborhood. High Falls needs more people, and this could strengthen the planned redevelopment of the Pont de Rennes and further the nearby stadium and Brown Square neighborhood. ROCHESERRAY
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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
The state of our city Rochester seems to be at a strange point right now, as if we were standing on a huge ball, trying to keep our balance, and the least little thing could throw us off. A lot of things are going right. There’s actual construction downtown: new housing, new commercial buildings. Some established businesses are expanding. And every few weeks, there’s news of another business moving into the city – nothing huge, no major industry employing tens of thousands of people, but still, every few hundred new jobs are worth celebrating. And the Photonics Institute is headed our way. In her recent State of the City address, Mayor Lovely Warren noted developments like those and others – CityGate, Rhinos stadium and Charlotte Harbor improvements, the successful conversion of the Culver Road Armory. A higher credit rating. More children in kindergarten. More funding for job training. Those developments are real. And they’re getting attention outside of Rochester. The Rose Center, which is operated by the National League of Cities and the Urban Land Institute, chose Rochester as one of four cities for a downtown revitalization study. An organization called CityAge chose us as the site of its 2016 summit on “The New American City,” where leaders of cities and businesses from around the country will gather June 6 and 7 to discuss such topics as job creation, infrastructure, and technology. The governor is bragging about the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, and the Buffalo News recently ran a story titled “Buffalo Looks for Lessons from Rochester’s Fight Against Poverty.” But Warren was blunt in her State of the City address when she talked about Rochester’s problems: our poverty – particularly our childhood poverty – our children’s low academic achievement, the availability of guns, a culture of violence. Whether we want to admit it or not, the low academic achievement and the violence are directly due to the decades of concentrated poverty we have let build up in inner-city neighborhoods. And so far, we have made no headway whatsoever in that area. The governor’s plaudits are a wee bit early: RMAPI, the Anti-Poverty Initiative, is still in the planning stages. It has certainly gotten buy-in from a lot of community leaders, and it has made sure that the voices of the poor are included in its efforts. But the obstacles are simply massive. Generations of unemployment and underemployment, low wages for the working poor, individual and structural racism: how do we change all of that? What can we do about schools? How many of Rochester’s unemployed poor will be qualified for the Photonics jobs?
Rochester’s Anti-Poverty Initiative has gotten the buy-in of many community leaders and residents. But the obstacles are simply massive.”
How do we change the hearts and minds of business and government officials who believe that poverty is the result of laziness and taxpayer-funded benefits? How do we change the hearts and minds of people – and this publication hears from them every week – who believe that racism has no relationship at all to our poverty rate? Is it possible to reduce poverty without breaking up its concentration? Without somehow integrating communities and schools? We do have things to celebrate. The new housing being developed is real (though I’d breathe easier if it were due to surging regional population growth rather than an influx of people from the suburbs). There are reasons, as the mayor says, to believe that our future is bright. But keeping my optimism reined in is the latest Community Report Card from ACT Rochester. There, among news of important improvements, are more troubling signs. Chief among them: the city’s poverty rate continues to worsen, and African Americans and Latinos continue to be the most severely affected. This has to stop. This community has known about poverty and its impact for decades. And we have not lacked action or good intentions. My office shelves are lined with reports from consultants and task forces and blue ribbon committees. RMAPI is not our first attempt to deal with this persistent problem. Sadly, I am very afraid it will not be our last.
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Clinton, Trump win New York
Former Democratic senator Hillary Clinton and Republican businessman Donald Trump won their parties’ respective New York primaries. Both candidates also won Monroe County. In the 25th Congressional District, which covers most of the county, Clinton pulled in 52 percent of her party’s votes, while Trump got just under 51 percent of the GOP votes.
Charlotte High School closing early
Charlotte High School will close this June, earlier than originally planned, if the Rochester school board approves. Former Superintendent Bolgen Vargas recommended phasing out the school by 2018 due to low performance. But like other city schools that have been phased out, Charlotte’s enrollment dropped as parents and students sought other options.
Xerox earnings drop
Xerox Corporation reported that its first-quarter earnings were $4.3 billion, down by 3 percent from a year ago. But company officials say that Xerox is on track in its transition to separate into two publicly held companies — an
announcement that was made earlier this year.
RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship is open for business in the former Rochester Savings Bank building downtown. CUE is located in what’s being called downtown’s innovation zone and serves as a hub for research and the development of new businesses.
NEIGHBORHOODS | BY JEREMY MOULE
NOTA’s new home team
Eastman’s Kilbourn Hall to get upgrades
Sahlen’s Stadium has been home turf for the Western New York Flash since 2011, even though the team was based in the Erie County exurb of Elma. But no more: the women’s pro soccer team recently moved its headquarters to University Avenue in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts.
The Eastman School of Music will receive $700,000 to renovate Kilbourn Hall, the primary location for Eastman’s faculty, student, and guest artist recitals. Upgrades to the hall’s seating, lighting, and stage will be done this summer, and the hall will reopen for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Keaton to be honored
Actor Michael Keaton is this year’s recipient of the George Eastman Award and will attend the June 9 award ceremony, which will be held at the Dryden Theatre. Keaton has appeared in over 40 films, including “Birdman,” “Night Shift,” and “Beetlejuice.” The Dryden will also screen Keaton’s work throughout the summer months.
Flash general manager Rich Randall outside the team’s new headquarters on University Avenue. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Soccer is big in Rochester, and women’s soccer in particular has a legacy here; Pittsford native Abby Wambach is a product of that enthusiasm and has, in turn, fueled it. And that’s why the Sahlen family, which owns the eponymous hot dog and deli meat company as well as the Flash, decided to move the team’s headquarters here, says Flash general manager Rich Randall. “They felt Rochester would be a great place for this,” Randall says. The office’s location, which is next door to the Bachelor Forum, was chosen because it’s an extremely visible spot, Randall says, that gets a lot of traffic. And it’s a tough spot to miss, due to the Flash logos in the windows. The office handles team business, Randall says, but also serves as a
walk-in spot to buy tickets and merchandise. The staff has already made a habit of connecting with and patronizing neighboring businesses, he says. NOTA neighborhood leaders wanted the storefront to go to a tenant that would be a good fit with the community, and while the Flash isn’t what they expected, people are excited about their presence, says Evan Lowenstein, chair of the Neighborhood of the Arts Neighborhood Association. And having the team’s headquarters in the neighborhood presents opportunities to work together on some yet-to-beenvisioned projects, he says. “It adds to our diversity,” Lowenstein says, “and that’s a good thing.”
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The military academy would open in September 2017 with about 75 ninth-grade students. More than half would come from city schools. The school would, over four years, grow to serve no more than 450 students in grades 7 to 12.
EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
Report finds support for military school A new report seems to make a strong case for opening a military-style academy in the Rochester City School District. The report, released this week, was put together by a special advisory committee of the Rochester school board. The report recommends creating a standalone military school in the district, with the US Army’s guidance. Instruction would be based on a Regents curriculum with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math. The school would open in September 2017 with about 75 ninth-grade students. More than half would come from city schools, but the academy would also enroll students from the broader area. The school would, over four years, grow to serve no more than 450 students in grades 7 to 12. Todd Baxter, executive director of Rochester’s Veterans Outreach Center, and Lieutenant Colonel Ulises Miranda, senior instructor of the JROTC program at Rochester Early College High School, led the committee’s effort. Their research included interviews and focus group discussions with a wide range of organizations and individuals: city school district students, city parents, business and community leaders, college officials,
members of the faith and organized labor communities, and law enforcement and military professionals. The report found that support for a military-style school is strong in both the city and the suburbs. Many educators and city and community leaders have long voiced interest in having a military-style school in the city school district. Some parents say that a military academy could provide students with structure, character development, and positive role models. But history has shown opposition, too, to connections between the district and the armed forces. Military recruitment on public high school campuses, for example, became a controversial issue during the Iraq war. Many people feared that it would create a pipeline to feed poor students to the military. And many people have concerns about how students would be selected for the new academy and whether discipline might be too harsh. “A proposal like this needs to go through a thorough vetting process,” says Van White, president of the Rochester school board. “There are still questions about financing and resources that will need to be answered.”
Todd Baxter. FILE PHOTO
White says that past proposals for new schools typically came from the superintendent. The board is interested in seeing more proposals come from the community, he says, and is developing a process to review those proposals. The military school proposal would need to go before the board’s finance and student achievement committees before going to the full board for review. The community has to be involved, too, White says. A detailed plan for the school would ultimately need the approval of the State Education Department moving forward. “This is just the first step,” White says.
Report measures region’s health Mortality rates are down in the ninecounty region, as are median home values. Violent crime continues to decrease throughout the state, but in the City of Rochester it increased by 9 percent from 2000 to 2014, according ACT Rochester’s annual community report card. The group released its latest assessment on Tuesday. It looks at more than 100 indicators of a community’s health. Much of the report covers familiar ground, such as the region’s depressingly high rate of childhood poverty and the fact that although the region’s median monthly rent is lower than the state’s and the nation’s, renters still pay too much of their income — 35 percent — on rent. Other interesting findings: Mortality rates associated with leading causes of death have all declined in our region since 2000. The overall mortality rate fell 18 percent from 2000 to 2013, the report says, while the rates for strokes fell 41 percent; heart disease, 37 percent; and 20 percent for cancer. State funding for the arts has dropped 45 percent in our region since 2001, the report says, matching a statewide drop of 46 percent. The decreases are despite the fact that attendance at arts and cultural attractions in the region has increased 27 percent since 2004.
When sons or daughters are sent to prison, their mothers pay a particularly steep price. CRIMINAL JUSTICE | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
Greta Anderson came home from
church that summer Sunday afternoon, relaxed with a cup of tea in her favorite chair, and talked to a co-worker on the phone. The TV was on, she says, but she wasn’t paying much attention to it until she looked over and saw her son’s face on the screen. She dropped the phone. “I’ll never forget that moment,” she says. “That’s how I found out that my son had done something that would send him to prison.” Her friend on the other end of the phone was at her door within minutes to see what was wrong. All Anderson remembers about the rest of that day, she says, is the steady stream of friends and family members stopping by to console her. “The whole world changed in front of me and it’s never been the same since,” she says. “I prayed for God’s help. I believe in the power of prayer. He’s the only reason I’m here.” Anderson is part of a group of women in the Wesley’s Mothers peer support program who meet weekly at Spiritus Christi Church at 121 North Fitzhugh Street in the City of Rochester. The group, founded in 2007, is comprised only of women; the number 6 CITY
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fluctuates from five or six to about 20. They sit around a coffee table, where someone has usually put a plate of cookies and a box of tissues. The women vary in age, race, and income, but they all have at least one emotionally-charged, life-altering experience in common: They are mothers of mostly sons who are or have been incarcerated in a county, state, or federal correctional facility. Some of their children were still in their teens when they had their first encounter with the criminal justice system. Their crimes range from low level, nonviolent drug-related offenses to serious transgressions with long sentences: fraud, armed robbery, and sexual assault. These women are not the faces of crime generally seen by the general public, whose attention typically goes to the victim and the victim’s family. When a son or daughter is convicted and sent to prison, that family is affected, too. And the mothers pay a particularly steep price. The women speak of deteriorated health due to stress, job losses from the constant distractions, financial problems, and clashes with family members.
One mother, Roberta Kelly, says that she developed severe arthritis and joint problems from the chronic tension. She was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and depression. “All that hurt was eating me up inside,” she says. “It’s still eating me up alive. I’ve tried everything. I’ve gone to therapy and I was going to church a lot, too. Sometimes I would go four and five times a week.” The meetings with the Wesley’s mothers have given her the only relief she’s found after nearly 15 years of coping with her son’s problems, Kelly says. The worst part of having a child incarcerated, the mothers say, is the deep sense of personal loss and isolation. Family members and even close friends pull away, they say, and husbands and boyfriends often become disheartened from the pressures and leave. And it becomes difficult, the women say, to hear other people share what’s happening in their lives. Even ordinary stories involving a son or daughter’s success: a promotion, the birth of a grandchild, a new house, can be painful to listen to, they say, so sometimes they avoid those people. “In our own way, we’re victims, too,” says Jenny Leavy, a longtime member of
the Wesley’s Mothers. “You walk around and you have this shame that’s with you all the time. It’s as if you have a scarlet ‘A’ or some kind of a tattoo on your forehead, because the first thing people think is, ‘It must be the parents’ fault because it’s always the parents’ fault. So, what did you do?’” CITY sat in on several Wesley’s Mothers’ sessions over the course of nearly a year. The names of the women in this story have been changed, and CITY agreed not to reveal the nature of their children’s crimes, because the women fear for their children’s safety in prison. And they’re concerned that publicity might make their children’ re-entry into home life more difficult.
No judgment Each meeting of Wesley’s Mothers begins with the rules of engagement: no criticism is allowed, what’s said in the sparsely furnished room at Spiritus Christi stays in the room, and crime details are not usually discussed. Each mother then shares her name and a word that describes how she’s
feeling that day: “anxious,” “sad,” “hopeful,” and “grateful.” As support groups go, Wesley’s Mothers is kind of a secret society. Support groups for mothers who have incarcerated sons and daughters are less common and a relatively new thing; though an exact number is hard to come by, many of the groups and online chatrooms around the country formed during the last decade. Zero-tolerance policing has contributed to the need for these kinds of groups. “A lot of us will say that our kids are good kids, but they made some bad decisions,” says Karen Cook, a leader of Wesley’s Mothers. “They’re not monsters, and we’re here because we still have hope and faith in them, and we sincerely believe they will turn their lives around.” The mothers don’t dismiss the importance of fathers, but some have had bad relationships with men. Some left their husband or the father of the incarcerated child due to violence and abuse. Sometimes there were sharp disagreements over how to raise and discipline a child with emotional or developmental issues, or where to turn for help. Society tends to see mothers as nurturers, and motherhood is intrinsically linked to womanhood in our culture, says Kaitlin Nicole Kall in a 2009 dissertation for Wesleyan University. Unconditional love and always being there for a son or daughter, including those who have committed serious crimes, is tantamount to being a good mother, she says, and a good woman. The mothers can also play a pivotal role when grandchildren are involved, says Adele Fine, bureau chief of the family court division of the Monroe
County Public Defender’s Office. Frequently, grandmothers are the linchpins between incarcerated parents and their children, she says. “I need them because if my client is going to have contact with his kids, it’s most likely going to be through extended family like the grandmother,” she says. It’s a huge responsibility that some of the mothers in the Wesley’s group know all too well. But the mothers often share something even more trying. Mothers are frequently seen as the biggest influence on early childhood and development, and a theory emblazoned on Western consciousness by Sigmund Freud is that mothers often bear at least some responsibility for their children’s actions. “Mother blame,” Kaitlin Nicole Kall calls it. And in some instances, the Wesley’s mothers acknowledge that their personal problems did have unintended consequences. Angela Adams came to a group meeting shortly after her son was arrested. Adams has been in recovery for 11 years, and she’s wracked with guilt about her son’s future in prison. She attributes at least some of his defiant behavior and bad choices to her own. “I was an active addict and his father was an active addict,” she says. “He was exposed to a lot of the wrong things in life.” Adams says she wishes she knew earlier in her life what she knows now. Her son, her “baby boy,” was speedballing — mixing heroin and cocaine — in the events leading up to his arrest. “I was lucky enough to hear from God, as crazy as that sounds,” Adams says. “I turned my life around 11 years and six months ago. But you never escape your past, and your mistakes get passed
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down to those you love. He was dealt a bad hand right from the beginning.” Life is different for her younger son, Adams says. He graduated from high school early and is headed to college. “He had different parents, even though technically they were the same, but my husband and I were different people by then,” she says. “We didn’t expose him to all of that stuff that my older son was exposed to.” Adams says that her worst fear is that her younger son will get into trouble because she’s had to devote so much attention to his brother’s problems. She fears she’s neglecting him. “I pray every day, ‘Please God, let my youngest son know that I love him and I am so very proud of him,’” she says. “‘Please God, watch over him for me.’” Some of the mothers say that their problems with domestic abuse and their disputes with family members spilled over onto their children’s lives, leaving permanent scars. Greta Anderson says that she left her husband to get away from an abusive situation, but that she might have made the break too late. “My son had a really, really rough life,” she says. “He came up with lots of abuse in our household. And he took the abuse for the three girls and me.”
An excerpt of one of many letters Darlene Morris received from her son while he was incarcerated.
Signs of trouble
In most instances, though not all, the mothers say that they saw signs that something was “off ” with their sons long before they ran afoul of the law.
But they didn’t know exactly what was wrong, they say, and they didn’t have the resources to get professional help. Jenny Leavy says that she knew that something was terribly wrong when her son was still a toddler. She was told that he suffered from anxiety and depression, but looking back, she says, it was something else. “Probably he was somewhere on the autism spectrum,” she says. That was more than 25 years ago, she says, when less was known about autism. “People had a ‘Rain Man’ view of it, but he wasn’t like that,” Leavy says. “I came to believe that there was some kind of problem involving autism because his development was totally uneven.” He was sensitive to certain types of clothing, such as socks with seams at the toes, Leavy says, “he would go berserk.” One of her biggest challenges, she says, was that he didn’t look like a child who needed help. “He was such a cute and charming little kid, and people would say to me, ‘He’s not that bad, maybe you just don’t know what you’re doing,’” Leavy says. But there was one conversation they had when he was about 4 that she says still stands out more than 20 years later. “He said, ‘I’m going to get you fired from your job so we can be together all the time,’” she says. “It was very nervewracking because I couldn’t get anybody to see this. I was still taking him around to all these different people trying to figure out what was wrong.” One day she ran out of patience with an early childhood specialist. continues on page 8
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“I’m not a loud or hysterical person, but I went into this director’s office and I said, ‘If I come in here with stab wounds and I’m bleeding all over your rug, will you be able to help me then?’” Leavy says. For some of the other mothers, signs of trouble showed up later. “They become excellent liars,” one mother says. “When drugs are involved, you can’t tell when they’re telling the truth, so you eventually stop believing anything they say. You don’t want to be that way, but you reach a point where you have no choice. And that’s sad when you realize you can’t believe your own kid.” Others noticed that as their sons reached their teens, they developed a heightened need for instant gratification and took little responsibility for their actions — always, someone else was to blame. Group leader Karen Cook says that her son was sweet and normal in every way. He was energetic, outgoing, and loved baseball and toy cars, she says. “When he was 4 or 5, you could take him to the bank, and by the time you were done, he had befriended everyone there,” Cook says. But when he reached junior high school, she says that she discovered that even though he was a smart kid and did exceptionally well in math, he struggled with reading. “I don’t know if it was the learning disability, but he seems to have a hard time even now thinking things through and making decisions,” she says. “It’s all impulse.” Cook shakes her head.
“I think a lot of young men today are angry because they don’t know what direction in life they want to take,” she says. “And if you think you’re invincible, you think you can get away with doing certain things and taking shortcuts. It’s a scheme with them. They’re risk-takers and this is what gets them into trouble.”
Paying for the past
Plenty of overlap Adele Fine is an attorney with the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office. exists between the PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN mothers’ emotions; nothing shocks the longtime members. And almost all of them have travelled But their emotions do diverge a little to see their son only to be told that he between those mothers whose sons are couldn’t see visitors that day. And some just heading to prison or are already say that it’s not uncommon for prisoners there, and those whose sons have reto be moved to different prisons without entered public life. telling the inmate’s family. Still, it’s the diversity of their “I’m not saying my son didn’t do experiences — the different stages of something wrong and shouldn’t have their grief and acceptance — that gives been punished,” Darlene Morris says. the group its strength. “None of us are saying that. But they The mothers whose sons are in prison sure don’t make it easy on the families. struggle to stay in touch with them. The And that’s the unfortunate part. It’s as if mothers live almost by raw instinct, they we’re criminals, too.” say, and they’re in a constant state of worry Some of the mothers report problems and uncertainty about their child’s safety, with some of the prison guards. Their
“HE WAS DEALT A BAD HAND RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING.” ANGELA ADAMS “It seems to be an issue all the way around with these young men,” she says. “They want everything right away. They don’t want used furniture or a used car or getting anything that’s secondhand. They want everything brand new. They want to go to restaurants and eat expensive meals. They want to have the best clothes, and they want to go on big vacations. You don’t start out having those things, but they don’t want to earn it.” Cook says that she’s increasingly aware of the role that unresolved anger plays in these children’s lives. 8 CITY
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as well as his physical and mental health. “My son was showing signs of schizophrenia,” one mother says. “He kept talking about this guy named Pauly, and it was ‘Pauly told me this and Pauly told me that.’ And I started to think, ‘Who is this guy that he’s taking advice from now?’ But there was no Pauly.” Where prisoners are placed is up to the Department of Corrections, and transportation is often a significant obstacle involving long drives for most of the women. Some don’t own cars, so they’ve become resourceful finding ways to get to the far ends of the state.
sons say that things sometimes get taken from them or that their work detail will be abruptly changed. Morris says that it’s important that the staff at the facility knows that the prisoner has people who care about him. “The worst thing that can happen is for the staff to think that prisoner has nobody that cares what happens to them,” she says. “I made sure they knew who my son is.” Karen Cook’s son, Andrew, was released about a year ago after serving nearly a year in a state prison. He’s a young man with a boyish face and muscular arms and shoulders. He says that the hardest part about prison is the isolation from family and friends. Andrew graduated from the prison’s drug and alcohol program; he calls it a lesson in self-management. “Many people get kicked out along the way for fighting, stealing, mostly little stupid stuff,” he says. But Darlene Morris’s son, Luther, had a much different experience. He was released almost two years ago after serving seven
years in state prison. He says that his first prison fight was over a magazine that he returned to the wrong inmate. “Everything became a crash course for me,” Luther says. “I didn’t know anything about prison except what I saw on TV.” He says that he didn’t want his mother to know what it was really like because it would make her feel worse. “When my mom came to see me, even if things were going really badly, I would always tell her everything is going well because I could see what it was doing to her,” he says. “I would always tell her, ‘Mom, I’m fine, don’t worry about me.’” To this day, Luther prefers to have his back against the wall when sitting or standing in a room, he says, so no one can get behind him. “If you’re in a gang, you’re going to have it harder,” he says. “If you’re a snitch or a rapist, you’re going to have it harder. If you go in with a tough guy attitude, there’s always going to be someone who will challenge you. I made it through. I don’t have any scars, cuts, or stab wounds, but I learned to be a light sleeper.” Both men say they can’t find the words to thank their mothers for standing by them through their ordeal. And even though these mothers are clearly happy to see that their sons put that phase of their lives behind them, they say that they’re still nervous; everyone knows that the recidivism rate is high. It’s the elephant in the room. The joy of being free is tempered by reporting to a parole officer and trying to continues on page 26
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URBAN ACTION This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Church to show climate film
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua will show the film “Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6. The film asks how we can live healthy and productive lives in the face of a catastrophe, and will be shown at the church, 3024 Cooley Road.
Public meeting on Highland plans
Monroe County will host a public input workshop concerning plans for future improvements to Highland Park South at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28. The
meeting will cover the history of the park, condition of the park, and suggestions from residents. The event will be held in the park’s Olmsted Lodge.
‘Curb Your Car’ is coming
ColorBrightonGreen.org is coordinating “Curb Your Car Week,” which will be from Sunday, May 15, through Saturday, May 21. Plan in advance to leave the car at home for trips to work, school, and shopping. The event is open to everyone; you don’t have to live in Brighton to participate. Information: www.ColorBrightonGreen.org.
Lecture on influencing public policy
First Unitarian Church will host “This Land Is Our Land
Too,” a lecture by Jay Wexler, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Wexler teaches law at Boston University and is the author of five books that examine how non-Christians and atheists can participate in public policy. The Stanford University graduate was also law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The event will be held at the church, 220 Winton Road South.
Muslims on film
The Rochester Fellowship of Reconciliation will show the documentary film “The Muslims I Know” by Mara Ahmed at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Ahmed introduces her Pakistani family and friends in Rochester and lets them describe their lives, views, and aspirations. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Ahmed at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Avenue.
Steven Glickman’s name was misspelled in our April 20 issue. Glickman has been endorsed by the Ontario County Democratic Committee to take on Republican State Senator Rich Funke in November. Glickman has worked as a consultant to the Air Force Community Partnership Program and has also advised local police departments. 10 CITY APRIL 27 - MAY 3, 2016
Durf's Family Restaurant serves inexpensive diner fare that's done well. The gravy used on the roast beef sandwich goes great with the (left) natural-cut French fries. Also on the menu is a (right) homemade chrry cobbler. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Hook, line, and sinker Durf ’s Family Restaurant 150 NORTH MAIN STREET, FAIRPORT MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: 6 A.M. TO 3 P.M.; SUNDAY: 7 A.M. TO 3 P.M. 377-9879; DURFS.COM [ REVIEW ] BY DAVE BUDGAR
I’m grateful a friend who worked in the Fairport area introduced me to Durf’s several years ago; I’m not sure I would’ve discovered it on my own. Durf ’s is set back from Fairport’s Main Street, amid a small mix of businesses, and not readily visible when passing by. But the restaurant is well worth seeking out for its solid diner food, much of it homemade, at extraordinarily reasonable prices. Durf ’s opened in 1974 on the Seabreeze burger-joint strip, but Robert Durfee moved his business in 1977 to Fairport — to a location that had (improbably) housed a car wash — where it has been since. In many ways, Durf ’s is a quintessential small-town diner: black-and-white checkered tablecloths, counter seating, servers who know your name and your order, and where getting a table during prime time breakfast hours
can be a challenge. However, Durf ’s stands apart from many diners, not only for its roughhewn wooden paneling festooned with taxidermied fish and deer, but most notably to me, for its perch. If you travel west to Cleveland, or to many of the communities along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline, perch is a common offering at places like Durf ’s. In the Rochester area, however, freshwater fish is a rarity on menus. To my tastes, there is no better freshwater eating fish than perch, and no place does it better than Durf ’s. With fish, freshness is everything. An avid fisherman, Robert Durfee catches (in several Finger Lakes), cleans and filets the perch his restaurant serves. Lightly breaded and deep fried with no seasoning — “The taste of the fish is the seasoning,” says Robert’s son, Andy Durfee, who manages Durf ’s — a basket of perch contains about eight ounces of golden, delicate and delicious strips of perch filets, served with lemon wedges and homemade tartar sauce. Simple and full of flavor. If you’re looking for Durf ’s perch, it’s best to call ahead, because it’s only available when Robert has had a successful outing, and before it runs out.
Any diner worth its salt serves hearty breakfast food, and serves it all day long. Durf ’s is no exception. On one recent visit, one of the standout dishes was the A.M. Perinton Landfill, something of a breakfast garbage plate. An immense burger topped with Durf ’s homemade chili, a cinnamony Rochester-style hot sauce, fried peppers and onions, and finally, two eggs cooked the way you like ‘em are set atop a bed of crispy home fries. The toast (marble rye, in this case) on the side serves well for clean-up duty for the messy scrumptious fusion of flavors. Durf’s also serves homemade raspberry preserves with the toast that accompanies breakfasts. But the somewhat underwhelming breakfast entrées we tried were the western omelet — somewhat loose and runny — and the Belgian waffle, which my friend described as, “Exactly what I’d expect from a diner; they’re not punching above their weight.” My personal benchmark for any diner is its hot, gravy-laden roast beef (or turkey) sandwich. Durf ’s distinguishes its sandwich by providing diners with the option of having it on a hard bulkie roll (instead of sliced bread). Durf ’s roasts and slices its own beef, which was lean and succulent — although I
would have preferred it a little more pinkish. The homemade gravy was rich, with a deep beefy flavor, if a bit too salty. The abundant (another key factor for me) gravy worked well on the crisp, natural-cut French fries I had on the side. During a visit, to our good fortune, Durf ’s had homemade cherry cobbler on the specials board. With a subtle vanilla essence and crushed walnuts, this was the highlight finale of the day’s lunch. The New England-style clam chowder I had prior to my sandwich (Durf ’s usually has two homemade soups on its menu each day) was less successful. It had a substantial clam content, diced small, as were the potatoes, and was satisfying on this abnormally cool April day, but it was a bit on the gelatinous side. In addition to catching his own perch for the restaurant, Robert Durfee also sells his own maple syrup, which he culls from his family’s maple sugar farm (maharmaple. com) in Middletown Springs, Vermont. The maple syrup and the food keep people coming back time after time.
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Upcoming [ ROCK ] Hed Pe. Saturday, May 28. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 7:30 p.m. $16-$18. themontagemusichall.com; hedperocks.com.
[ FOLK ]
Tyler Gilbert. Tuesday, June 21. Boulder Café, 100 Alexander Street. 8 p.m. Free. bouldercoffee.info; tylergilbert.ca. [ COUNTRY ]
Lyle Lovett. Saturday, July 30. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. 7 p.m. $40-$75. cmacevents.com; lylelovett.com.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVENUE 9 P.M. | $13-$17 | BUGJAR.COM; CHRISPUREKA.COM [ INDIE FOLK ] Chris Pureka intones like troubled troubadour Chris Whitley. Pureka’s music is dark but not without redemption as honesty comingles with mood and tone. The result? Something that can only be described as a beautiful, longing ache. Susanna Rose, Beverly Stokes, and Calicoco will also perform. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Spontaneous Duos SATURDAY, APRIL 30 MESSINGER HALL ONE, EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC 4 P.M. | FREE | 274-1100; IFCMUSIC.ORG [ JAZZ ] The Institute for Creative Music is all about promoting the glory of jazz, so to celebrate International Jazz Day, the IfCM is hosting the third annual Spontaneous Duos. Musicians include some of Rochester’s best players: Doug Stone, saxophone; Mike Kaupa, trumpet; Alexa Tarantino, saxophone (pictured); Chris Teal, drums; Kyle Vock, bass; and many more. In the spirit of improvisation, one player will solo for five minutes, then another musician will join in. After another five minutes, musician No. 1 will drop out and musician No. 3 will join musician No. 2. New players will enter every five minutes, and nobody knows where this musical journey will lead. Messinger Hall One is at the northeast corner of Gibbs Street and East Avenue. — BY RON NETSKY
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Jackson Cavalier and The Fevertones “The Devil’s Undertow” Self-released thefevertones.bandcamp.com
The Honeycutters WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 8 P.M. | $12-$15 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM; THEHONEYCUTTERS.COM [ AMERICANA ] This here is sawdust floor and
longneck honky-tonk. North Carolina’s The Honeycutters swings gentle to and fro, with a knockout punch of steel guitar, and a rhythm section that adheres gloriously to the 2/4. This is the country music you’ve been missing. The genre’s purity gets redefined by songbird Amanda Anne Platt. It’s all around beautiful and timeless. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Jim Brickman SATURDAY, APRIL 30 KODAK HALL AT EASTMAN THEATRE, 60 GIBBS STREET 8 P.M. | $22-$109 | 454-2100; RPO.ORG [ CONTEMPORARY ] For beautiful piano melodies and
flowing, emotive pop arrangements, American songwriter Jim Brickman is the leading light. The ever-popular pianist will join the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and guest conductor Matthew Kraemer for a “one-nightonly” concert on Saturday. With 38 albums to his credit, Brickman has perfected the art of the piano instrumental with crystalline melodies, warm chords, and a distinctly sensitive approach to playing. Currently performing in support of his latest album, 2015’s “Pure Romance,” he will also be joined by vocalist Anne Cochran, and Tracy Silverman on electric violin. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER
There’s a lot of teeter-totter in our language that has been co-opted by God’s people in their all-knowing self-righteousness. Words, incantations, and phrases meant to ask and to answer get twisted into assorted agendas meant to condemn and confuse. On “The Devil’s Undertow,” Jackson Cavalier and The Fevertones offer the road to redemption as it laments the complexities of the soul. The sound is tent revival intense, but without the fire and brimstone. It’s majestic in its sometimes understated minimalism. It moves in mood from melancholy to old-tyme boogie and stomp. Spin the cut “Charon’s Ferry” and you’ll hear a funeral dirge and a sea shanty holding hands. Based in part on Dante’s “Inferno,” “The Devil’s Undertow” doesn’t set out to redeem or curse but to rather present a haunting collection of folklore without demands to choose which side you’re on. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Phil Palombi “Detroit Lean” Xcappa Records philpalombi.com
[ BLUES ]
The Geezers. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 585-226-6473. thebealegrille.com. 7-9 p.m. Upward Groove. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
RPO Around the Town.
Franklin High School, 950 Norton St. rpo.org. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ COUNTRY ]
The Honeycutters. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $12-$15. [ JAZZ ]
Phil Palombi is a top New York bassist who has played with Joe Lovano, Michael Brecker, Etta Jones, and many more. He’s also well known for his book of transcriptions of solos by Scott LaFaro. (LaFaro, who died at the age of 25 in a car accident, was one of the greatest bassists in jazz history.) On most of the tracks on “Detroit Lean,” Palombi solos on the Prescott bass that LaFaro used in the Bill Evans Trio. Bass solos can be the butt of jokes, but no one will ridicule Palombi’s; they are unfailingly rhythmic, melodic, and exciting. Playing LaFaro’s instrument seems to have inspired Palombi not only in his adventurous solos but also in his excellent compositions. There is a modern edge to all of the acoustic pieces and a sprightly, fusion quality to the tunes on which he plays electric bass. Palombi is well supported by Matthew Fries, keyboards; Tony Romano, guitars; Keith Hall, drums and percussion; Kat Gang, vocals; and George Walker Petit, percussion and special effects. — BY RON NETSKY
Anthony Giannovola. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:309:30 p.m. Institute for Creative Music. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 7 p.m. Music Makers. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave. ontariobeachentertainment. org. 7:15-9 p.m. $2. [ OPEN MIC ]
Amanda Lee Peers. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. thelowermill.com. 7-10 p.m. Spoken Art Open Mic. Lounge 2six9, 269 Central Ave. lounge2six9.com. 8 p.m.-midnight. continues on page 15
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King Buffalo is (left to right) guitarist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds, and drummer Scott Donaldson. PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE
Hills and valleys King Buffalo FIND THE BAND’S MUSIC AT KINGBUFFALO.BANDCAMP.COM [ INTERVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
King Buffalo is a sonic trip that promises to use its multi-dimensional appeal to permeate the other senses that most bands leave alone. You can taste it; you can see it. The sound of this Rochester trio is thoughtful and thundering with creative interludes that leave other groups in its genre sounding one-sided, like a Pontiac GTO with one gear. Emerging in 2013 from a handful of local loud-and-low outfits, like Velvet Elvis, Apostles of the Hidden Son, and Abandoned Buildings Club, the members of King Buffalo — Scott Donaldson, drums; Dan Reynolds, bass; and Sean McVay, guitar and vocals — have taken elements of their previous outfits and focused on its groove and melody. The crush is still there, and so is the journey it sends listeners on. It’s bold and inescapable. King Buffalo has three CDs out, and the latest, “Orion,” is an impressive piece of work that’s just as good spacing out in headphones as it is spacing out in front of the stage. City talked with King Buffalo in its rehearsal space to discuss, among other things, not listening to stoner rock, and going with the groove. An edited transcript of that conversation follows.
City: So what was the mission with starting up King Buffalo? Scott Donaldson: Abandoned Buildings Club
had two drummers, and a lot of heaviness and noise. And Velvet Elvis was a female-fronted psyche rock band. I think we were all looking for the next thing. As a three-piece, that took a bit of a process in order to fill the rest of the sound out. It became more dynamic; there were a lot more hills and valleys as opposed to when we were motoring along the entire time.
the bands develop, they discover this is what they really like, then they’re seeing other bands really make it and tour significantly. And there are more record labels in the genre. McVay: I think it’s evolved. It’s not so much straightforward stoner rock anymore. Bands like Elder, they’re under the stoner rock category, but they’re a total prog-rock band. All Them Witches are almost like sex music, hippie music, and bands like Jucifer are more into the heavier, metal roots of it.
What sets you apart from others in the genre? Dan Reynolds: We’ve been writing what you
What do you listen to? Reynolds: I don’t listen to stoner rock at
could call “pretty songs” — songs with actually beautiful melodies to them as opposed to riffrock with somebody yelling under it. Sean McVay: I think we’re a lot more subtle than most of the bands in our genre. We still have those moments when we just want to smash you in the head with a sledgehammer, but a lot of it is wanting to make a cool, textured and groove thing to get people’s heads to nod. The songs aren’t overly complex but sound well thought out. What is the writing process? Donaldson: A lot of songs just come from jams.
We’ll just start jamming on something and it’s like, “Whoa, that’s cool.” That’s basically how we wrote “Orion.” The stoner rock scene seems to be coming back strong. Why do you suppose? Donaldson: I don’t think it truly went away. As
all. I like more of a groove feeling we put into our music as opposed to a straight ahead pounding.
What has kept King Buffalo together? Donaldson: The reason we’re a band is we
wanna make cool music; we wanna be serious. We’re done with being hammered until 2 in the morning, and not making anything cool. We’ve all been in beer bands where you’re not really a band. We wanna tour; we wanna make awesome music. That’s why we’re together. What direction do you see yourselves moving in the immediate future? McVay: I wanna get groovier, man. I wanna
make stuff for people to stop and just space out to. And just play what feels good.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
Shared Genes. Vino Lounge,
7 W Main St. Webster. 8729463. sharedgenes.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 3814000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tart Vandelay. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle. org. 7 p.m.
[ POP/ROCK ] Dave McGrath. Dinosaur BarB-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Evan Meulemans. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. thelowermill. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Jasper Stills. Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract St. 263-9200. geneseebeer.com/ brewhouse. 6-8 p.m. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Pearls. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. stringofpearlsofrochester.com. 6-9 p.m.
Root Cellar Jam and Sean Pfeifer. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. bernunzio.com. 7-9 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Katherine Zaslavsky and Jenelle Nyitrai, Jr Recital.
Doty Recital Hall SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo. 245-5824. geneseo. edu/music. 7 p.m.
[ POP/ROCK ]
The Brummy Brothers.
METAL | SOULFLY
Soulfly is exotic, mystic, and so heavy that it makes AC/DC sound like Abba. Founded by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, the quartet incorporates elements of Latin percussion, Brazilian tribal music, and the dark lyrical content that comes with the territory. Soulfy is still touring in support of its latest studio album, “Archangel,” out on Nuclear Blast Records. Suffocation, Battlecross, Abnormality, and Lody Kong will also play. Soulfly performs on Tuesday, May 3, at Water Street Music Hall, 204 North Water Street. 5 p.m. doors. $25. ticketfly.com; soulfly.com. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR RPO Around the Town. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St. 428-6769. rpo. org. 7:30 p.m. Free.
[ JAZZ ]
Dave Rivello Ensemble. Village Rock Cafe, 213 Main St. East Rochester. 586-1640. 9 p.m.
271-4650. thebealegrille. com. 6-9 p.m. Hanna PK. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. hearhanna.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
[ JAZZ ]
[ CLASSICAL ]
Carmina Burana. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 716-5230846. geneseechorale.com. 7 p.m. Chamber Music Series: CirQ Reed Quintet ‘Bach at the Movies’. Central Library, 115
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $6.
South Ave. 428-8150. ffrpl. org/. 12-1 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29
Music Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. hochstein.org. 7:30 p.m. 454-4596.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
100th Anniversary Celebration of Composer Milton Babbitt. Eastman
Bob White, David Russell, Dave Shaver, and Marshall Smith. The Greenhouse Café,
2271 E. Main St. 585-2266473. ourcoffeeconnection. org. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Dennis Leiby. Vino Bistro and Lounge, 27 West Main St., Webster. 872-9463. VinoLoungeWebster.com. 8 p.m. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza. com. 6 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]
Dave Riccioni & Friends.
The Beale, 693 South Ave.
Rd. Penfield. 857-2141. itacate.net. 4-7 p.m. Sole Rehab. Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union St. 270-8106. theskylarklounge.com. 9 p.m.
Greater Rochester Women’s Philharmonic. Hochstein
School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000. esm.rochester.edu. 7 p.m. A Sea of Symphony. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 454-2100. eastmantheatre.org. 8 p.m. [ COUNTRY ]
Highway Jones. Nashvilles,
East Side Brass Band.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 10:30 p.m. $6.
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley
Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 381-2144. FredCostello.com. 7:30-10 p.m. Laura Dubin Trio. Pythodd Jazz Room, 4705 Lake Ave. (585) 491-6649. 8-11 p.m. The White Hots. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle. org. 8 p.m. [ R&B/ SOUL ]
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Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Shine. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30-11:30 p.m. $7. Significant Other. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 6-9 p.m. Free. Something Else. Flour City Station, 170 East Ave. flourcitystation.com. 9 p.m. $5. Space and Beyond. Fairport Central Schools, 1 Dave Paddock Way. 490-4751. 7:30-9:15 p.m. $3 -$15.
The Televisionaries, The Fox Sisters, and The Temptators. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Connie Deming. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle. org. 8 p.m. Joe K. Vino Bistro and Lounge, 27 West Main St., Webster. 872-9463. VinoLoungeWebster. com. 8 p.m. Paul Strowe. Nedloh Brewing Co., 6621 State Route 5 & 20. Bloomfield. 360-7272. nedlohbrewing.com. 5-7:30 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
BROADWAY | BART SHATTO
Great White Way and Trans-Siberian Orchestra veteran tenor Bart Shatto appears in a new one-man show, “Bart Shatto: Back to Broadway — Heroes, Villains, and Dreamers,” singing numbers ranging from “Music of the Night” (Phantom of the Opera) to “You Won’t Succeed on Broadway” (Spamalot). In between musical acts, Shatto talks about his journey from small town America and performing on cruise ships to playing the nation’s greatest stages. Bart Shatto will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28; 8 p.m. Friday, April 29; 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street. $26-$29. 325-4370; downstairscabaret.com. — BY LEAH STACY [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Supper Time with DJ Bizmuth.
Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 5-8 p.m. [ JAZZ ]
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley
Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 381-2144. FredCostello.com. 7:30-10 p.m.
Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 9:30 p.m. $8-$10.
Late Night Jazz Jam Session. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Prime Time Funk. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8:30 p.m. $10. The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. 11:15 p.m. Free.
Dreams. Penfield High
School, 25 High School Dr. Penfield. 337-0063. ccsrmusic.com. 7:30 p.m. The Chinese Choral Society of Rochester. $7 donation.
[ COUNTRY ] Flint Creek. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m.
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[ REGGAE/JAM ] The Majestics. Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union St. 270-8106. theskylarklounge. com. 11 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ] DogHouse. Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 8 p.m. Jim Brickman. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs
St. 454-2100. rpo.org. 8 p.m. $22-$109. Joe Percy Band. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m.midnight. Free. Kari Todesco. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee. info. 8 p.m. Mr. Mustard. Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 585-9243232. fingerlakesgaming.com. 8 p.m.-midnight. Punishing Timmy. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. firehousesaloon. com. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. River Lynch. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 6 p.m. Sludge Factory. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. $8-$10. Walk the Moon. RIT Gene Polisseni Center, 200 Lomb Memorial Dr. Henrietta. 4754121. rittickets.com. 8 p.m. $30-$35.
Wolf, Northern Spies, Periodic Table of Elephants, and Frends. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6.
SUNDAY, MAY 1 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Celtic Music Sundays. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille. com. 7 p.m. Free.
Don Campbell with An Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music. Hale
Auditorium, Roberts Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. 594-6008. downstairscabaret. com. 6 p.m. $25. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St. 271-4930. tangocafedance. com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ CLASSICAL ]
Brockport Symphony Orchestra: Erie Canal Celebration Concert. St.
Luke’s Brockport, 14 State St. Brockport. 402-8126. brockportsymphony.org/ season-finale. 4-6 p.m. Donations accepted.
Geneseo Symphony Orchestra.
Wadsworth Auditorium, 1 College Circle., Geneseo. 2455824. geneseo.edu/music. 3 p.m. Spring Concert. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 3 p.m. Philharmonia, Sinfonia, and Concertino Strings. Free. A Time to Remember…. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. esm. rochester.edu. 7:30 p.m. $10. [ JAZZ ]
Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch). Woodcliff Hotel &
Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 3814000. woodcliffhotelspa.com.
Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group. Lovin’ Cup,
300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. $15-$25. [ POP/ROCK ]
CLASSICAL | DEVIANT SEPTET
The cleverly named New York City-based ensemble Deviant Septet will play Kilbourn Hall this Saturday with an exceptional contemporary classical setlist — including “L.E.O.” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, a world premiere by Eastman’s own Brad Lubman, and “Catch and Release” by composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. The eclectic Deviant musicians have also ventured into the worlds of indie music and the avant-garde, performing with the likes of David Byrne, St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, and John Zorn. Deviant Septet will appear at the Eastman School of Music as artists-in-residence of the Warren and Patricia Benson Forum on Creativity (Thursday, April 28, through Saturday, April 30), which includes workshops, panel discussions, and open rehearsals. Deviant Septet will perform Saturday, April 30, in Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street. 8 pm. $10; free with UR ID. 454-2100; esm. rochester.edu; deviantseptet.com. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER
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flcc.edu. 7 p.m. The Dady Brothers will also give a workshop at 5 p.m. $2. Roses & Revolutions. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa. com. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
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Geneseo Percussioin Ensemble. Wadsworth
Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info.
My Empty Phantom, Komrads, and staar girl. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $7-$9.
Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance. Penfield
Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. Penfield. 340-8655. 7:30 p.m. $1. [ POP/ROCK ]
Auditorium, 1 College Circle., Geneseo. 245-5824. geneseo. edu/music. 8 p.m. If Music Be the Food... St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Rd. 271-2240. ifmusicbethefood.com/. 7:30 p.m. Cash and non-perishable donations accepted. A Romantic Celebration. Penfield High School, 25 High School Dr. Penfield. penfieldsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. $12-$14. [ POP/ROCK ]
Luna & The MoonCats. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 3 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Dady Brothers. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. 785-1335.
Will Pfrang, Jon Lewis, and Kennedy Jason. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
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Amy Williams and the Jack Quartet. Eastman East Wing
Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1100. esm.rochester. edu. 8 p.m.
Tuesday Pipes: Brian Glikes. Christ Church,
141 East Ave. 454-3878. christchurchrochester.org/. 12:10 p.m. [ COUNTRY ]
The Hackensaw Boys.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $25. [ JAZZ ]
Grove Place Jazz Festival.
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. 7-9 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 17
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Fallen idols and ourselves [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Never let a soul, including your own, tell you it’s too late to achieve a goal. At 84 years old, Rochester-based retired educator and writer Lynn Rosen has published her first novel, “A Man of Genius,” which tackles the concept of corrupt but respected figures, and how we handle our own problematic heroes. Though billed as a “gothic romance,” Rosen says “A Man of Genius” is really a moral story with gothic elements. The fictional story of a renowned architect, Samuel Grafton-Hall, is pieced together by a biased and unreliable narrator, Arthur Dolinger, a retired lawyer who says he “took pride in the belief ” that he was a friend of the misanthropic Grafton-Hall. A chance meeting with his former colleague, Carlyle Richards, sets Dolinger on a mission to make sense of how GraftonHall’s transgressions continue to hold sway over other lives even after his death. Rosen guides her readers through a slow-reveal of the compelling story as Dolinger discovers more about Grafton-Hall and fills in the blanks where answers do not surface. “My argument is that all narrators are unreliable,” Rosen says, “but they don’t show their bias as openly as Dolinger does.” A central conflict of the book is the struggle in how to think — and what to do — about a person who offers the world much, but acts unethically. Some 18 CITY APRIL 27 - MAY 3, 2016
of Grafton-Hall’s more serious offenses spiral out into a triple homicide, a decades-long cover-up, and sympathetic characters who are manipulated by the man from beyond his grave. The inspiration for the story originated in an experience Rosen had as an undergrad. She convinced some fellow students to drive her to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Taliesin” house and studio in Wisconsin by spinning a tale that there were some attractive and lonely architect fellows working there. Despite the house being closed to tours on the day the group arrived, Rosen was invited in for tea by Wright’s third wife, the caretaker of the estate. “The conversation was very stilted on my end, because there was a question that was on the tip of my tongue. I knew if it got out, I’d be out of there in two seconds,” Rosen says. “What I wanted to ask her was if her husband really killed his mistress.” There are similarities between the violent murder of Wright’s mistress Mamah Borthwick and five others, for which a servant was accused, and the events in “A Man of Genius.” Though Rosen held her tongue at Taliesin, the seed of a compelling story was born. “The thematic, binding things about this is idolatry, and what we owe to genius,” Rosen says. “And as we look at the people in media, the people that we select as our
authority figures…what are the criteria that we apply to them? And what does it say about us, and our own systems of moral obligation, that we make these selections, and we lead our lives looking up to these figures, even forgiving them for unforgivable things?” “A Man of Genius” includes the secondhand stories of three vastly different women caught in GraftonHall’s web. His first wife, Catherine, was swooped up by the already successful Grafton-Hall immediately after she graduated in the 1920’s, when women had little hope of achieving success in the professional realm. She accepts a tenuous agreement to use him as her lifeline to practicing architecture. “Even today there are fewer women architects than men,” Rosen says. Her own life informs Catherine’s plight — she worked in public relations before it was a common occupation for women, and was the first woman to serve as an academic dean in Ohio. “I was a professional all my life,” she says. “I know what Catherine went through.” Though Catherine and Samuel are arguably a partnership — she secretly refines his designs, and he lets her alterations stand — he does not share the glory. Over time, Grafton-Hall scorns her, disgusted by his own dependency on her, and dismisses her protests with effective spells of gaslighting. Just as Catherine begins to pace her cage, she discovers his liaison with the petulant but savvy Daphne, who proves to be his manipulative equal. She too has been placed in a box — secreted away from scandal, as his affair with her began when she was a teen — but has no intention of remaining in her confines. The story sees Grafton-Hall’s third woman, his second wife Elizabeth, who is loyal and forthright about her desires, faced with a morally loaded decision after his death. Elizabeth and Carlyle, who is charged with executing Grafton-Hall’s will, are the keys to the story’s moral ambiguity, each similarly embodying Rosen’s interest in the untidy decisions life presents to us. “I wanted the reader to walk away thinking, ‘What would I have done?’” she says.
Art Events [ THU., APRIL 28 ] Tangible Effects: School for American Crafts Senior Exhibition. 1-5 p.m Gallery R, 100 College Ave. 256-3312. galleryr.rit.edu. [ FRI., APRIL 29 ] Folk Art Guild Spring Festival of Crafts. April 29, 2-8 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. $2 or free with invitation. 554-3539. folkartguild.org. [ SAT., APRIL 30 ] Mayday! Underground Crafts and Arts. April 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman St. Handmade goods from 70+ artists Free. maydayunderground. wordpress.com. [ SUN., MAY 1 ] Faded Memories. May 1-31, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Free. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com.
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Albert Paley Studios, 1677 Lyell Ave. 2016 Albert Paley Gateway to Healing. 414-2922. flrba.com. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. Pieces of My Soul. Through June 11. Graffiti art by Victor “RANGE” Zarate. Reception Fri, Apr 30, 7-10 p.m. 232-6030 x1. axomgallery.com. Gallery Q, 100 College Ave. Nocturnal. Through May 27. Opening reception Fri. May 6, 6-9 p.m. 244-8640. gayalliance.org. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Photography by Jay Boersma. Through May 15. Opening reception Fri. April 29, 5-8:30 p.m. imagecityphotographygallery.com. Klem South Elementary School, 1025 Klem Road. Webster. Our Stories Told, Celebrating 40 Years of Quilting. 585-671-4064. quiltshow@websterquiltguild. com. websterquiltguild.com/ quiltshow.shtml. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Myths and Mythologies. Through June 11. Opening reception, Sat. May 14, 5:30-8 p.m. Interpretations by 50 artists. 2715885. oxfordgallery.com. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Regional Impressions. Through May 8. Etchings and mono prints with a focus on Rochester city and park images, and the finger lakes region by Elizabeth King Durand. 770-1960. episcopalseniorlife.org. Art Museum of Rochester, 610 Monroe Ave. Trumpmania. Through Fri. Apr 29. Open Wednesday through Friday. 615-9015. facebook.com/ ArtMuseumOfRochester. Bertha VB Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, 1 College Dr. Carving Through Borders and Art/Artist/ Immigrant. Through April 30. Woodcuts by 14 activists and social justice workers. 245-5516. geneseo.edu. Create Art 4 Good Studios, 1115 E. Main St., door 5, suite 201. Explorations. Through April 28. 210-3161. Susan@createart4good.org. createart4good.org/currentexhibit/.
FILM | THE NITRATE PICTURE SHOW
Not every film festival has the potential to kill you — but, well, the Nitrate Picture Show is something special. The dominant motion picture medium from 1895 to 1948, nitrate film is the notoriously combustible format responsible for the type of deadly theater fires seen in films like “Cinema Paradiso” and “Inglourious Basterds” (and yes, several real-life incidents as well). But danger aside, nitrate film has always been renowned for the depth and clarity of its image, which is what truly makes it the Holy Grail of film formats for cinephiles. From Friday, April 29, through Sunday, May 1, the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum (900 East Avenue) will present its 2nd Nitrate Picture Show, a weekend of events including lectures by film scholars, workshops demonstrating how nitrate film is created, tours of the museum’s vaults, and nine feature film screenings, all projected on glorious nitrate film. Prices range from $150 for a general festival pass to $250 for a patron pass, and $125 for student, Eastman Museum members, and Selznick School alumni. Tickets for the workshop and nitrate vault tour are available for $50 and require advance registration. Individual film tickets will be available for $20 ($18 for students and members) at the box office on the day of each screening. While the specific film titles being screened are being kept under wraps until April 29, a basic outline of the weekend’s schedule can be viewed at eastman.org/nps. — BY ADAM LUBITOW Gallery 384, 384 East Ave. Landscapes. Through May 30. Artist reception and talk, Tues. May 3, 5-8 p.m. Oil paintings by Carolyn Marshall, watercolor paintings by Anne Marcello, and steel sculpture by Christine Knoblaugh. 325-5010. artsrochester.org. Gallery 96, 604 Pittsford-Victor Road. Form and Color. Through May 14. Photos by Steve Copeland, Jim Montanus, and Richard Wersinger. thegallery96.com. Gallery Q, 100 College Ave. Steve Randell. Through April 30. Classic Greek Architecture in black, white, and blue. gayalliance.org. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. The Artist Within: Annual Photography Volunteer Exhibit. Through May 27. Photography by our dedicated volunteers. 271-5920. rochesterarts.org. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Light and Plants. Through April 30. Japanese artist, Kaoru Mansour. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com/. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. Studio 678 Exhibition. Photographs from youth program students. 271-5920. rochesterarts.org. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Art vs. Music. Through April 29.
Artists/musicians Paul Dodd, Charles Jaffe, Peter Monacelli, Steve Piper and Scott Regan. thelittle.org. Lockhart Gallery at SUNY Geneseo, 28 Main St. Cicely Cottingham: Everything is Sky. Through April 30. Landscape inspired paintings. 245-5516. genesee.edu. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. Rochestarot. Work by Jay Lincoln. 232-9030. lux666.com. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Land, Sea, and Sky. Through May 29. Watercolors by Mary Ann Sawyer-Wade. episcopalseniorlife.org. Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. Void. Through May 7. Images by Eran P. Hanlon. 704-2889. numvmnt.com/. RIT Bevier Gallery, 90 Lomb Memorial Dr., Booth Building 7A. Division + Order. Through May 8. Jason Fierst, Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, MFA Thesis Exhibition. fierstdesign.com/. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. The Ordinary and the Divine. Through May 13. 40 new paintings by Kathy Calderwood. 461-2222. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochestercontemporary.org. continues on page 20 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19
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FILM | THE ROCKY HORROR BOWIE SHOW
Western New York’s Hoopla — a troupe of Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow performers from Buffalo and Rochester — will host a tribute mash-up featuring Rocky Horror and David Bowie. Super fans of Rocky Horror and Bowie will assemble at the Cinema Theater for a night of shadow casting and audience participation. On-site prop bags (for $2), t-shirts, and makeup kits will be available for purchase. Attendees are also encouraged to come in costume as different versions of Bowie. Pittsburgh performer Man in Magenta Wig will be the evening’s special guest. The Rocky Horror Bowie Show will take place Saturday, April 30, at The Cinema Theatre, 957 South Clinton Avenue. 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. — BY LEAH STACY
22. Paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, and more by 65 artists. 315-255-1553. schweinfurtharcenter.org. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Querencia: The Annual Student Art Exhibition. Through May 1. 395-5253. brockport.edu/ finearts. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, 166 Lomb Memorial Dr. Photocomposer Ryszard Horowitz. Through May 26. 4752404. email@example.com. rit.edu. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. Paintings of the Known and Memorable. Through May 28. Watercolor scenes of Buffalo and Rochester by Stephen Sidare. 271-9070. rochesterunitarian.org.
Call for Artwork [ WED., APRIL 27 ] 2016 Eco-Art Challenge. Through May 27. Spectrum Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. Through May 27 383-1999. wade@ spectrumcreativearts.org. spectrumcreativearts.org. Artist Residency Program. Through April 30. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs 315-462-0210. mainstreetartsgallery.com/ residency. [ FRI., APRIL 29 ] Portfolio Showcase. April 29. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Through June 9 271-2540. imagecityphotographygallery. com.
Call for Participants [ WED., APRIL 27 ] Rochester Fringe Festival. Through April 30. backstage. rochesterfringe.com.
Comedy SPECIAL EVENT | SLUT WALK ROCHESTER 2016
Slut Walk is an annual, grassroots, international event meant to raise awareness about (and counter) persistent victim blaming regarding sexual harassment, assault, and violence. It originated in Toronto, Canada, in 2011, in response to a statement made by a Toronto police officer that women should avoid dressing like sluts to avoid being victimized. Countless people can confirm that neither modest dress nor demure demeanor are sacred shields against harassment or violence, yet common statements like these uphold the misconception that a person has control over being victimized, and foster the dangerous assumption that rape or harassment is provoked. Rochester’s 2016 Slut Walk will take place on Friday, April 29, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All who wish to participate are welcome, and should meet at the Liberty Pole (at Main, East, and Franklin Streets) at 5 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Art Exhibits Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. GCC Digital Art Student Exhibit. Through May 18. Reception Thurs. April 28, 12:30-2 p.m. & 5-7 p.m. Work that emphases the role of computer technology in creative expression. genesee.edu. 20 CITY APRIL 27 - MAY 3, 2016
Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Carl Chiarenza: Photographs. The work of Carl Chiarenza, professor emeritus and artist in residence in the Department of Art and Art History. 275-4461. library. rochester.edu/node/36294. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Made in NY 2016. Through May
[ THU., APRIL 28 ] Jay Chandrasekhar. April 28-30, 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thurs. Apr 28, 7:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. Apr 29-30, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m $20. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us.
Dance Events [ SUN., MAY 1 ] May Day is Lei Day: A Hawaiian Celebration of Spring. May 1, 4 p.m. Dance Dreamz Studio, 496 Long Pond Road $20 Registration required 3131195. email@example.com. DanceDreamz.com.
Film [ FRI., APRIL 29 ] Rediscovering Frederick Douglass. April 29, 4-6 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 428-8350. cityofrochester.gov/ Frederickdouglass.
Kids Events [ SAT., APRIL 30 ] Edgerton Train Room Open House. Last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St Donations accepted 428-6769. edgertonmodelrailroadclub.com.
Saturday Maker Camp. 1-3 p.m Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul Street Kids aged 8+ will work with Larry Moss, founder of Airigami, to build a large Rube Goldberg Machine Free. 210-3213. rochestermakerspace.org.
Lectures [ THU., APRIL 28 ] America’s Songs: The Great American Songbook and the City. April 28, 7:30 p.m. MorganManning House, 151 Main St., Brockport Presented by Michael Lasser 637-3645. morganmanninghouse.org. [ MON., MAY 2 ] This Land is Our Land Too. May 2, 7:30-9 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd Author Jay D. Wexler on how non-Christians and other freethinkers are insisting on their right to participate in public life Free. 227-4693. rochesterunitarian.org.
[ SUN., MAY 1 ] Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tours. 2-4 p.m Durand Eastman Park, Zoo Rd. Donations accepted. 261-1665. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Events [ WED., APRIL 27 ] An Evening at the Lower Falls with Frederick Douglass. April 27, 6-8 p.m. Maplewood Park, Bridge View Drive and Maplewood Drive The life and legacy of Douglass with scholar Dr. David Anderson Free. 7039230. lowerfallsfdn.org. Food Truck Rodeo. April 27, 5-9 p.m. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. Dirty Bourbon
Blues Band. Fre. cityofrochester. gov/foodtruckrodeo. Genetaska Card Party. April 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Rd. $25 donation. 872-3527. genetaskaclubofrochester@ yahoo.com. [ THU., APRIL 28 ] 8th Annual Bivona Child Abuse Summit. April 28, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St $140. 585-935-7831. BivonaSummit.org. Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser. April 28, 5-8 p.m. Strathallan, 550 East Ave 271-8640 x 201. hickokcenter.org. One Magnifico Beer Dinner. April 28, 5-9 p.m. Johnny’s
Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. Four course dinner and craft beer pairings $35. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub.com. Warren and Patricia Benson Forum on Creativity. April 2830. Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St 274-1100. esm. rochester.edu. [ FRI., APRIL 29 ] The Art of Giving. April 29, 6 p.m. Oak Hill Country Club, 145 Kilbourn Rd. 327-7200. communityplace.org/events/. Rochester Children’s Scholarship Fund-Inspire the Future Gala. April 29, 6 p.m. Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road $100. 2628783. rcsf.org. Sing-Out. April 29-30, 8 p.m. East Rochester High School, 200
Woodbine Ave Musical revue to benefit the Family Autism Center $8-$12. 260-6666. sing-out.com. Spring Book Sale. April 29, 5-8 p.m. Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St Pittsford 249-5486. pittsfordlibraryfriends.com. Stand Against Racism Breakfast Panel. April 29, 8-10 p.m. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St $40. StandAgainstRacism.org. [ SAT., APRIL 30 ] 3rd Annual Invigorate Irondequoit. April 30, 8:30 a.m. Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave Community-wide event that unites volunteers in rejuvenating Irondequoit’s parks. Meet at Town Hall Gazebo 336-6029. irondequoit.org.
Audacious Believer’s Ultimate Women’s Conference. April 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Strathallan, 550 East Ave $25. 461-5010. facebook.com/DanteJWorth/. Bill Blagg. April 30, 8 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave The awardwinning illusionist $20-$50. 289-2170. artscenter.naz.edu. Celebrating the Open Window. April 30, 6-9:30 p.m. Monroe Golf Club, 155 Golf Ave $175. 586-3440. hochstein.org April 30, 9:30 p.m. Monroe Golf Club, 155 Golf Ave $175. 5863440. hochstein.org. Clean Sweep. April 30, 8 a.m.noon. 311. cityofrochester.gov/ cleansweep. continues on page 22
Literary Events [ FRI., APRIL 29 ] Teen Poetry Grand Slam. April 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave $5, $1 for members. 4732590. wab.org. [ SAT., APRIL 30 ] Independent Bookstore Day. April 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. Poetry, Potluck, & Pinot. April 30, 2-7 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave Bring a dish and/ or bottle of pinot Free. 473-2590. wab.org.
Museum Exhibit [ WED., APRIL 27 ] U.S. Games Through the Decades. Through May 31. Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St Through May 31. Board and tabletop selections from the extensive collection of local resident and former village mayor Clark King perintonhistoricalsociety.org. [ TUE., MAY 3 ] Eastman Entertains. May 3-8. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Through Sun. May 8. Beautiful table settings, creatively themed tabletops, and lush floral arrangements Included w/ museum admission. 271-3361 x 222. eastman.org.
Recreation [ WED., APRIL 27 ] Bird Walk. April 27, 8 a.m. Highland Park Conservatory, 180 Reservoir Rd. [ SAT., APRIL 30 ] CURE’s 7th Annual 5k and Fun Walk. April 30, 9:30 a.m. Seneca Park, 2222 St. Paul St. $20-$25, Registration required curekidscancer.com/5k-runfun-walk. Rochester Bicycling Club. Check our online calendar for this week’s ride schedule or visit. Rochesterbicyclingclub.org. Table Top Day. April 30, 1 & 4 p.m. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd 315-9476143. email@example.com. cayugacounty.us. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 21
FILM | BEST OF THE FESTS
Film lovers this week will get a second chance to see some audience favorites previously screened during three of Rochester’s annual film festivals. The collaborative event, “Best of the Fests” — between the High Falls Film Festival, the Rochester International Jewish Film Festival, and ImageOut LGBT Film Festival — shares each festival’s “best” movies with a broader film-loving audience. “Best of the Fests” will take place Wednesday, April 27, through Friday, April 29, at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue), and features two audience-favorite winning movies from each festival. The selections from High Falls Film Festival are “Yemeniettes” and “The Lennon Report”; from the RIJFF are “Above and Beyond” and “Dough”; and from ImageOut are “The Guy with the Knife” and “Akron.” Screenings take place at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $8, or $6.50 for JCC, ImageOut, and Little Theatre members. To order tickets, view a screening schedule, or learn more about each film, visit thelittle.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office prior to the screenings. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Special Events Earth Daughters. April 30, 7 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave $3-$6. 4732590. wab.org. Hats Off. April 30, 7-9 p.m. Dansville ArtWorks Gallery, 178 Main Street . Dansville Live Auction & Dessert Reception to
benefit the Ann & Carl Myers Cancer Center $25. 335-4746. dansvilleartworks.com. Maypole Family Event. April 30, 10 a.m.-noon. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. 3746160. rmsc.org. RAIHN Car City 2016. April 30, 5 p.m. Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East
DANCE | SANKOFA AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM ENSEMBLE
THEATER | “SNEAKYPETE UNDERHAND’S DEVIOUS DEALINGS”
The Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble this week will present its annual series of concerts under the auspices of The College at Brockport’s Department of Dance, with artistic direction by Oluyinka Akinjiola, and musical direction by Khalid Abdul N’Faly Saleem. Saleem will perform live music for the works of guest artists Mohamad Diaby and Kelly Johnson, lead a drumming selection featuring traditional Guinean rhythms arranged by Diaby and himself, and accompany a premiere piece by Akinjiola. Akinjiola’s concert works represent her immersive studies of the African diaspora, and includes an homage to Yoruban deity folklore with “The Story of Ogum and Oshun”; a traditional Guinean dance, “Yankadi-Makru”; and “Let Loose (your tongue),” a contemporary work set to the music of Nina Simone and Lauryn Hill. Additional highlights of the concert will be premieres from Nicson Martinez, pieces by student choreographers, costumes by Emma Scholl, and lighting by Benoit Beauchamp.
A double-crossing doctor, Sneakypete Underhand, and his sassy sidekick, nurse Heide Bedpann, make a plan to kidnap a Hollywood starlet— but a brave member of the studio crew thwarts them. Script girl Paige Turner is tied to a buzz saw, and Cameron Mann the camera operator must save the day. Produced by The Penfield Players, WallByrd’s Virginia Monte directs this rollicking 1920’s-era melodrama by Billy St. John. The May 6 and 7 performances feature pre-show entertainment by Flower City Vaudeville.
Performances take place Thursday, April 28, through Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m., in Hartwell Dance Theater (Kenyon Street, Brockport). $8.50$16. 395-2787; fineartstix.brockport.edu. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
N. Plymouth Ave. Survivors of child abuse, domestic violence or rape to share their stories Free. 3156480. https://facebook.com/ events/970366766377726/. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2016. April 30, 10-11:30 a.m. The Rochester T’ai Chi Ch’uan Center, 80 Rockwood Pl. 4610130. firstname.lastname@example.org. rtccc. com.
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“Sneakypete Underhand’s Devious Dealings — or The Doctor is IN(sane)” plays at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30; and 2 p.m. on May 1 at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield. The play will continue May 6, 7, 13, and 14. General admission tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Purchase online at penfieldrec.org or by calling 340-8655. — BY LEAH STACY [ SUN., MAY 1 ] Asian Pacific American Family Day. May 1, 12-5 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Art activities, live music and dance, guided tours $5 suggested donation per family. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu/familyday. Tea at Two Fashion Show. May 1, 1 p.m. The Inn on Broadway, 26 Broadway $35. 232-3595. EmbraceYourSisters.org.
Farm Tour and May Day Festival. May 1, 2-6 p.m. Peacework Organic Farm, 2231 Welcher Road . Newark 764-8471. elizabethhenderson13@gmail. com. peaceworkcsa.org.
Sports [ SAT., APRIL 30 ] Caged Chaos 12. April 30, 7 p.m. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. $30-$55. 232-3221. mainstreetarmory.com.
Theater Assassins. Through April 30. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Through April 30. Fri. and Sat. April 29-30, 7:30 p.m., Thurs. April 28, 7:30 p.m. The revuelike musical about presidential assassins $11-$16. fineartstix. brockport.edu.
Bart Shatto: Back to Broadway - Heroes, Villains and Dreamers. April 28-May 1. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St Through May 1. Thurs. April 28, 7 p.m., Fri. April 29, 8 p.m., Sat. April 30, 8 p.m., and Sun. May 1, 2 p.m $26-$29. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. The Book of Love. April 28June 12. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Thursdays, 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m $30-$33. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Celebrate Stages. Sat., April 30. A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St Sat. April 30, 7 p.m. Performances by Stages artistic staff, alumni, and students 9357173. mjtstages.com. Dancing Lessons. Through May 1. Geva Theatre Center,
75 Woodbury Blvd Though May 1. Wed.-Fri. April 27-29, 7 p.m., Sat. April 30, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., and Sun. May 1, 3 p.m. Two lonely souls embark on a relationship filled with surprising discoveries $35. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. Disney’s The Lion King JR. Sat., April 30 and May 1. Greece Odyssey Academy, 750 Maiden Ln. Sat. April 30, 3 & 7 p.m. and Sun. May 1, 2 p.m $9-$11. 966-5300. John.Klein@greece.k12.ny.us. odysseymusicanddrama.com/. Elvira. April 29-May 1. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through May 1. Fri. and Sat. April 29 & 30, 7:30 p.m. and Sun. May 1, 2 p.m. The possibility of U.S. citizens and undocumented workers finding common ground muccc.org. The Kingfisher Theater Presents Sir Patient Fancy. Through May 6. South Wedge Mission (Lutheran Church of Peace),
125 Caroline St. Through May 6. Fri.-Sat. April 29-30, 7:30 p.m., Sun. May 1, 1 p.m., and Fri. May 6, 7:30 p.m $15-$18. 4549371. thekingfishertheater.org. Little Red Robin Hood. Fri., April 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Fri. April 29, 7-8:30 p.m $5-$8. genesee.edu. May Queen. May 3-29. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd $25+. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. Regional Writers Showcase. Mon., May 2, 7 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Free, Rsvp required 2324382. gevatheatre.org. Rockaby and Krapp’s Last Tape. April 29-May 6. Black Sheep Theatre, 274 N Goodman St., third floor, Studio D313 Through May 6. Fri. and Sat. April 29 & 30, 7:30 p.m., Sun, May 1. 2 p.m., and Thurs.Sat. May 5-7, 7:30 p.m. Two Plays by Samuel Beckett. blacksheeptheatre.org.
Workshops [ THU., APRIL 28 ] Air Plant Workshop. April 28, 7-8 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $30. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Citizenship Preparation Class. 5-7:30 p.m OACES Family Learning Center, 30 Hart St. 262-8000. oaces.net. [ FRI., APRIL 29 ] ROCSPOT presents: Solar Drinks. April 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Zebb’s Deluxe Grill & Bar, 1890 Clinton Ave S Talk renewable energy over beer (or a milkshake) in a casual setting 484-1765. rocspot.org. [ SAT., APRIL 30 ] Blues and Beyond with Steve Greene. April 30, 12-2 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave $10. 473-6140. bernunzio.com.
[ MON., MAY 2 ] Chocolate Tasting Workshop. May 2, 7-8 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Registration required. 3408720. penfieldlibrary.org. Grow a Reader: Early Literacy for Infants and Toddlers. May 2, 7-8:15 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.
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(Anton Yelchin), guitarist Sam (Alia Shawkat), drummer Reece (Joe Cole), and vocalist Tiger (R), DIRECTED BY JEREMY SAULNIER (Callum Turner). Touring the Pacific Northwest in OPENS FRIDAY, APRIL 29 a beat up van, the band’s low on funds and more than ready to get back home to Washington, so [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW they agree to a gig at a backwoods bar that’s owned and operated by a gang of neo-Nazis. Money With its killer “punk rockers vs. skinheads” is money, and they’re desperate (“Just don’t talk premise, writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s savage politics,” advises the friend who sets up the show). indie thriller “Green Room” is a perfect modern Rather shockingly, the actual performance midnight movie. As the director himself describes goes off without a hitch (even after the band the film, it is a roller coaster. “Green Room” can’t resist stirring the pot by kicking their set is impeccably crafted, and has enough ideas off with a cover of the Dead Kennedys’ “Nazi churning below its murky surface, that calling it Punks F*** Off”). But as they’re preparing to merely a genre thrill ride would be selling it short. leave, one member of the band walks in on the The entry point into the film’s brutal, hardgrisly aftermath of a crime they weren’t supedged world is the punk rock band The Ain’t posed to see. Impulsively and hastily, the group Rights and its college-age members: bassist Pat barricades itself in the venue’s green room. Eventually the skinheads call in the club’s owner, Darcy (Patrick Stewart in a chilling performance), to help contain the situation, and despite their leader’s promises to the contrary, it’s clear the gang has little intention of letting The Ain’t Rights leave — at least Imogen Poots, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Alia Shawkat, and Anton Yelchin in in one piece. The “Green Room.” PHOTO COURTESY A24
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band’s only choice is to fight back. They gain the help of the murdered person’s friend, Amber (Imogen Poots), another white supremacist turned ally merely by circumstance. Once the siege is underway and more bodies start hitting the floor, the film is relentless, giving off shades of John Carpenter’s “Assault on Precinct 13” and Peckinpah’s “Straw Dogs.” The violence here matters, and every kill hits with brutal force. Bones are exposed, bellies are slit open, and attack dogs rip into tender throats, but somehow none of it feels gratuitous. No matter how gnarly the violence gets, Saulnier knows precisely how much to show us before cutting away. It’s brutal. The tactic is appropriate for a film that takes place in a subculture steeped in violence and aggression, but Saulnier draws a distinct line between those striking an artistic pose and the actual violent maniacs (though that lines gets increasingly blurry as the film goes on). “Green Room” may not have the thematic resonance of Saulnier’s rural revenge thriller “Blue Ruin,” but the director clearly has a different aim with this story. But as Saulnier showed in his previous film, he delights in placing his characters in extreme situations, then sitting back to watch as they improvise and fumble their way through it, with frequently deadly results. He doesn’t make the type of thrillers in which the heroes gain superhuman abilities when the need arises. They’re not skilled in survival; in fact, they’re more often shockingly inept. Saulnier has a masterful sense of tone, and he cultivates a sense that anything can happen;
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no character is safe, no matter how much we may like them. The film’s streak of dark humor does nothing to lessen the nearly unbearable level of tension. There are bloody consequences for our heroes’ every slip-up. Production designer Ryan Warren Smith and cinematographer Sean Porter expertly capture the dingy, neon lit world the characters inhabit. The environment is filled out with sparing but sharply drawn characters who feel real — from each member of The Ain’t Rights to Darcy’s putupon right hand man, Gabe (frequent Saulnier star, Macon Blair) who’s constantly tasked with cleaning up the gang’s frequent messes. In a brilliant bit of casting against type, Stewart makes for a memorable and compelling villain. Darcy isn’t a role that requires the actor to chew the scenery, and it’s the character’s brutal pragmatism that makes him so terrifying. This is a film that isn’t afraid to give as much shading to its villains as it does to the heroes, and it’s all the better for it. Saulnier is good at tossing in small details to flesh out the film’s world, like the way the grunts in Darcy’s gang are eager to earn their “red laces.” I saw “Green Room” at the Toronto International Film Festival last September with a vocal, appreciative audience. That’s clearly the best way to see it. Saulnier knows how to play his audience, and his film requires viewers who are rowdy and willing to scream for more. Check out rochestercitynewspaper.com on Thursday for an interview with “Green Room” writer and director Jeremy Saulnier.
[ OPENING ] DARLING (NR): A young woman slowly goes crazy after taking a job as the caretaker for an ancient New York home. Little DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971): Sean Connery returns for the sixth and final time as 007, this time infiltrating an international diamond smuggling ring. Dryden (Wed, April 27, 8 p.m.) GREEN ROOM (R): After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a gang of ruthless skinheads. Henrietta KEANU (R): Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele star as two friends, who hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as members of a street gang. Canandaigua, Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE L. JEFFREY SELZNICK SCHOOL AT 20: A tribute to the School of Film Preservation. Dryden (Thu, April 28, 8 p.m.) LIVE AND LET DIE (1973): Roger Moore takes over for Sean Connery, as 007 investigates a mysterious murder in New Orleans. Dryden (Tue, May 3, 8 p.m.) LOUDER THAN BOMBS (R): A father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne, and Amy Ryan. Little MOTHER’S DAY (PG-13): Three generations of women come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day. Starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Jason Sudeikis. Canandaigua, Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster PAPA: HEMINGWAY IN CUBA (R): A young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet the legendary Ernest Hemingway. while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them. Pittsford PURPLE RAIN (1984): The late, great Prince stars as a young man with a talent for music who meets an aspiring singer named Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn’t all that he needs.
Henrietta, Little (Sat, Apr 30, 6:45 p.m.), Tinseltown RATCHET & CLANK (PG): When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe. Based on the popular video game series. Canandaigua, Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster RIO, I LOVE YOU (R): A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Little ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1973): D.A. Pennebaker’s film documenting the July 3, 1973, concert that was to be David Bowie’s last as his Ziggy persona. Little (Fri, Apr 29, 9 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (PG-13): Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable. Starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher Jr. Cinema BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT (PG-13): As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin’s Barbershop come together to bring some much needed change to their neighborhood. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (PG-13): Gotham City’s Dark Knight takes on Metropolis’s alien savior, while a new threat quickly arises that puts mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE BOSS (R): Melissa McCarthy stars as a titan of industry who after being sent to prison for insider trading, emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s sweetheart. With Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates, and Peter Dinklage. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown CRIMINAL (R): In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical terrorist plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in the
hopes that he’ll complete the operative’s mission. Starring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster DEADPOOL (R): A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool. Starring Ryan Reynolds. Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Tinseltown DEMOLITION (R): In the latest from Jean-Marc Vallée (“Wild,” “Dallas Buyers Club”), Jake Gyllenhaal stars as an emotionally desperate investment banker who finds hope through a woman he meets in Chicago. Cinema THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT (PG-13): In the third installment of the “Divergent” series, heroic Tris and Four find themselves fugitives on the run from the malevolent leaders of their futuristic society. Greece, Tinseltown ELVIS & NIXON (R): The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock ‘n Roll and President Nixon. Starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon Little, Pittsford EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! (R): A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood in Richard Linklater’s “spiritual sequel” to “Dazed and Confused”. Pittsford EYE IN THE SKY (R): A global drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya escalates from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone. Starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, and Aaron Paul. Pittsford GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 (PG): When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her response lands her in deep trouble. Starring Melissa Joan Hart and Jesse Metcalfe. Culver, Henrietta HARDCORE HENRY (R): A newly resurrected cyborg must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers and his army of mercenaries. Culver, Eastview, Henrietta
HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS (R): A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker. Starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield. Little, Pittsford A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING (R): Tom Hanks stars as a failed American businessman looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch. Based on the novel by Dave Eggers. Little, Pittsford THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR (PG-13): As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, two renegades set out to stop them, in this followup to “Snow White and the Huntsman”. Starring Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, and Jessica Chastain. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE JUNGLE BOOK (PG): Disney’s lavish live-action retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of an orphan boy raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, IMAX, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster LONDON HAS FALLEN (R): In London for the Prime Minister’s funeral, a Secret Service agent discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders. Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, and Robert Forster. Cinema, Tinseltown MEET THE BLACKS (R): A family move to Beverly Hills to relax, only to find out the purge is about to happen in this irreverent comedy. Culver MILES AHEAD (R): Don Cheadle directs and stars in this biopic of jazz legend Miles Davis. With Ewan McGregor. Culver, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 (PG-13): This sequel to the popular romantic comedy follows the continuing adventures of the close-knit Portokalos family. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS (PG-13): Maybe you’ve heard of this one. Movies 10
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A PRISON find a job: a formidable hurdle for almost anybody with a criminal record. Both Andrew and Luther have managed to find work, but it took months and their options were limited. Even though the country is slowing making steps toward justice reform with movements like “Ban the Box,” which prohibits questions about criminal history on employment applications, employers can still conduct background checks. “It was tough; the background checks are the issue,” Andrew says. “I had several job offers. They’d do the background check and then they would deny me.” Andrew has managed to find employment he likes, doing manual labor. “I think the general public doesn’t understand that people make mistakes, everyone makes mistakes,” he says. “But the
“THEY’RE NOT MONSTERS, AND WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE HOPE AND FAITH IN THEM.” KAREN COOK important thing is you can learn from them. You can still be a good person, still be a hard worker, and still be qualified to do almost any job. But this puts a label on you, a very negative label.” He says he lives in fear of even the tiniest slip up. “Even something minor can send you back,” he says. It’s something all of the mothers understand. Andrew’s mother, Karen Cook, says it’s an emotional journey from beginning to end. “There is nothing in the world to prepare you for that day in court,” she says.
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Beyond a second inside door lies the wide spread of the first floor, which includes a quaint eat-in kitchen with plenty of cupboard space and a closet-size guest bath. The living room and dining room, divided by the foyer area, provide plenty of entertainment space, each boasting a bay window overlooking the street. Oak hardwood floors lie throughout the rooms as well. While not original to the home, the dining room has a lovely centered chandelier and the walls of the foyer area are covered in traditionally-printed wallpaper that still manages to the give the home a warm appeal. Restored gumwood trim and crown moldings adorn the house throughout as well. Much, if not all, of the wood inside this home has been stripped and restored to its prime appearance—an honorable nod to the home’s past. Just off of the living room is a set of leaded glass French doors, leading into a nice porch on the side of the house. The porch has a lovely turn-of-the-century Mediterranean style tile flooring, similar to what can be found
at the George Eastman House. The area provides a sweet lookout to the neighborhood but also to the flagstone patio and back lawn, which is enclosed by a custom-built fence. The upstairs does lend some carpeting to the hallway and the three bedrooms. Much of the shared bathroom is tiled, which is original to the home, along with the classic white pedestal sink. While all rooms are very well-sized, the master bedroom in particular is very spacious. It has a walk-in closet and even provides an excellent sitting area for cozy afternoons. The finished attic gives even more space for an optional office and an extra room besides. A full basement completes the 1,900 square foot property, along with a detached two-car garage. The Highland Park neighborhood is familyfriendly with actively engaged residents. The Olmsted-designed Highland Park is just a few blocks away, as are the commercial amenities of South Clinton and South Avenues. The home is currently listed at $209,900. To learn more about 185 Highland Parkway or to schedule a visit, contact Nicholas Perlet of Nothnagle Realtors at 585-313-8455. by Jill Cotter Jill works in Regional Advancement at the University of Rochester and is a recent member of The Landmark Society.
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NY 14623. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Princ. Office of LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 345 Jefferson Road LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/10/16. 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 187 Norwood Dr., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 36 Field Street, LLC. 36 Field Street, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State on 4/4/16. Office location: Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and
To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org is directed to forward service of process to 36 Field Street, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 458 Center Street Property Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/4/16. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 4743 Onondaga Boulevard Property Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/7/16. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford,
NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 6227 Thompson Road Property Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/7/16. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 6360 East Taft Road Property Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/4/16. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities.
FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS BY THE CITY OF ROCHESTER STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS PURSUANT TO TITLE 4 OF PART E OF ARTICLE IX OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER.
LIST OF DELINQUENT TAXES AS OF JULY 1, 2015
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Notice of Formation of 762 Smith Street, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 04/11/2016. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 W. Main St., Suite 212, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of Bonadio Building I LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/15/16. 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 171 Sully’s Trail, Ste. 201, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of DHD Mezzanine Fund Manager, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/25/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 120 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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The foreclosure list contains as to each such parcel: 1. The tax account number and address; 2. The name of the last known owner; 3. The amount of each tax lien, except for a $175.00 charge which has been added to each tax lien pursuant to Section 9-123(A)(3)of the City Charter but which is not reflected on the printed list. All persons having an interest in the real property described in the foreclosure list are hereby notified that the filing of the list constitutes the commencement by the City of Rochester of an action in the Supreme Court, Monroe County, to foreclose the tax liens therein described by an action in rem and that the list constitutes a notice of pendency of action and a complaint by the City of Rochester against each parcel of land therein described to enforce the satisfaction of such tax liens. This action is brought against the real property only. No personal judgment will be entered in this action for the delinquent taxes, assessments, fees or other charges.
A copy of the foreclosure list has been filed in the office of the City Treasurer and will remain open for public inspection up to and including September 30, 2016, which is the redemption deadline date. Any person may on or before that date redeem any parcel on the foreclosure list by paying to the City Treasurer the amount of all delinquent taxes, assessments, fees and other charges stated on the foreclosure list, plus the $175.00 charge referred to above, plus accrued interest and late payment charges. Any person having any interest in any parcel on the foreclosure list may, at any time up to the redemption deadline date, serve a verified notice of interest or an answer upon the Corporation Counsel setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his interest or any defense or objection to the foreclosure. The notice of interest or answer must also be filed in the office of the Monroe County Clerk. Where a valid notice of interest is served, the parcel will be held for a foreclosure auction pursuant to Section 9-143 of the City Charter. Any person who fails to redeem or to serve a notice of interest or an answer by the redemption deadline date shall be barred thereafter from asserting his interest in the pending foreclosure action, and judgment in foreclosure may be granted without regard for, and in extinguishment of, the interest of any such person.
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Notice of Formation of 8385 Copeland Street, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 04/8/2016. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 W. Main St., Suite 212, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of BROOKS BUILT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/20/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 27 Catalpa Rd., Rochester, NY 14617. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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Notice of Formation of 848 Minot Avenue Property Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/4/16. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of Chichelli Interiors, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/13/16. 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, 955 Everwood Run, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of Forza Wealth Advisory Services, LLC. Forza Wealth Advisory Services, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State on 3/11/16. Office location: Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and is directed to forward service of process to 301 Smith Street, Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on April 13, 2016, the Corporation Counsel of the City of Rochester filed in the office of the Monroe County Clerk a list of parcels of property on which the City of Rochester holds a lien for taxes, assessments, fees or other charges which is at least one year old and which the City of Rochester intends to foreclose by an action in rem pursuant to Title 4 of Part E of Article IX of the Charter of the City of Rochester. A copy of that list was published on April 13, 2016.
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Notice of formation of AVANT COMPRESSION SERVICES LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/08/16. 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, 21 Wallingford Rise Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful purpose Thank You, [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BENGAL TERRACE MUSIC STUDIO LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/14/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Salvatore A. Giampiccolo, Esq., McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, 40 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Clinton Avenue Property Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/7/16. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Cooper Family Chiropractic, PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on March 22, 2016. The office of the PLLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 488 Plank Road, Webster, New York 14580. The PLLC is formed to engage in the practice of professional chiropractic services.
Notice of Formation of Element Real Estate LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/4/15. 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 Tarek Daher, 150 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GAS Norwood, LLC. GAS Norwood, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State on 3/17/16. Office location: Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and is directed to forward service of process to 274 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of General Wholistic Enterprise, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/24/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 135 Sully’s Trail, Suite
3, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GS 1520 Monroe, LLC. GS 1520 Monroe, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State on 1/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and is directed to forward service of process to 274 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GS FLP GP, LLC. GS FLP GP, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State on 1/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and is directed to forward service of process to 274 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GS North 277 GP, LLC. GS North 277 GP, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State on 1/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and is directed to forward service of process to 274 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Hinkel Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on January 8, 2016. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 135 Montclair Drive, Rochester, New York 14617. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of INDEPENDENCE
Legal Ads PROPERTIES AND SOLUTIONS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/15/16. 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, 12 Caywood Lane, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JSacks Properties LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/7/16. 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 Rollins Xing, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Leeh3.Mojean, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/8/16. 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 325 Pond View Hts, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Matter 532, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/6/16. 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 532 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MBC Real Property Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 2/24/16. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MOR COMMUNITIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/22/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process
to: c/o George R. Rice, Jr., 648 Gallup Road, Spencerport, NY 14459. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morgan Brighton Colony LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/25/16. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford., NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morgan Brighton Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/31/16. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morgan TH Portfolio LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/17/16. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MS FLP GP, LLC. MS FLP GP, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State on 1/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and is directed to forward service of process to 274 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MS North 277 GP, LLC. MS North 277 GP, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State on 1/28/16. Office location: Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against
To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at email@example.com it may be served and is directed to forward service of process to 274 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of My ePD, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/23/16. 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 United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of NY VENTURE GROUP LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/7/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 12 INDUSTRIAL PARK CIRCLE, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of PITTSFORD CAFE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/2/2016. 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 LLC, 2250 W. Ridge Rd., Ste. 300, Rochester NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Preservation Property Classics, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/17/16. 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 170 Seneca Pkwy., Rochester, NY 14613. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RD & Associates Consulting LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 3/14/16. 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 Portofino Circle, Henrietta, NY
14467. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Relish Roc, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/23/2016. 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 16 1/2 Upton Park Rochester NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Riley’s Rentals LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/22/16. 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 64 Pease Rd. Spencerport, NY 14559 Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Silver Birch House, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/30/2016. 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 Kris Schultz; 129 S. Union Street, PO Box 89, Spencerport, NY 14559 . Purpose: any lawful activities.
2015. 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 537 Turtle Rock Lane, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Westland Landscape Services, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/24/16. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Matthew Walker, 125 Westland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of WICKED RENTS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/29/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 7 Landmark Ln., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall
mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of WILCO PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/18/2016. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 100 Alexander St., Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ZIMMERMANN HOLDINGS, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/23/2016. 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 3 PINE TREE TRAIL, RUSH, NY 14543 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION being held at
Chester’s Self Storage 600 W Broad St. Rochester NY 14608 on Thursday May 19th at 1:00 pm. The following customers’ accounts have become delinquent so their item (s) will be auctioned off to settle past due rents. NOTE: Owner reserves the right to bid at auction, reject any and all bids, and cancel or adjourn the sale. Name of tenant: Kiana Johnson owes $288 unit 13, Andrew Bogart owes $308 unit 65, Gillon Logan owes $208 unit 15.
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Notice of Qual. of 125 EMS Hotel LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 1/25/16. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in DE 12/17/15. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. DE office addr.: CTC, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities.
Notice of Qual. of DHD Mezzanine Fund I, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/6/16. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in DE 3/28/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 120 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604. DE office addr.: CTC, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities.
Notice of Qual. of Arcadia Nail Salon LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 2/19/16. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in NV 11/4/15. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 181 Lydell Ave., Rochester, NY 14608. NV office addr.: 401 Ryland St., Reno, NV 89502. Art. of Org. on file: SSNV, 202 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701. Purp: any lawful activities.
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Skill Hoarder LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/21/16. 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 463 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sparta Painting & Construction LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on February 10th, 2014. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC for serving process against it. SSNY shall mail copy to 247Garfield st. Rochester NY 14611. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Turtle Rock Property Group, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) Sept 10,
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Notice of Qualification of Big Tymers Holdings LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/06/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/30/15. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, PO Box 12847 Rochester NY 14612. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, 16192 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE 19958-9776. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
Notice of Qual. of Hairzoo USA, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 2/24/16. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in DE 2/18/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1673 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580. DE office addr.: CTC, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Aloi Material Handling and Automation, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/6/16. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 660 West Metro Park, Rochester, NY 14623. LLC formed in DE on 3/3/16. NY 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. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of ezPBJ, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/31/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/28/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 Lucius Gordon Dr., West Henrietta, NY 14586. Address to be maintained in DE: 2140 South DuPont Hwy., Camden, DE 19934. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Gardena Holdings, LLC, fictitious name: GH - 1, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY
To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (SSNY) on 02/26/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 01/01/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C2K, 720 14th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Address to be maintained in CA: 113 Dominican Dr., San Rafael, CA 94901. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of JNB Gaming, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/02/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Iowa (IA) on 06/20/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Wilmorite, Inc., 1265 Scottsville Rd. Rochester, NY 14624. IA addr. of LLC: 29271 Centerville Rd., LaMotte, IA 52054. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of IA, First Fl., Lucas Building, 321 E. 12th St. Des Moines, IA 50319. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Nordon Plastics LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/5/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/30/16. SSNY
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designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the principal business location of LLC: c/o Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., One Lacey Place, Southport, CT 06890. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: plastics manufacturing and any other purposes permitted by applicable law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Rochester – Lyell FDS 713588, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/13/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in North Carolina (NC) on 3/25/15. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the NC address of LLC: 106 Foster Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203. Arts. of Org. filed with NC Secy. of State, 2 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Rochester FDS 712852, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/13/16. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in North Carolina (NC) on 11/12/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the NC address of LLC: 106 Foster Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203. Arts. of Org. filed with NC Secy. of State, 2 South Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Pickle Fermentation Bar, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on March 28th, 2016. 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 143 Ridgewood Rd. Rochester, NY 14626. The purpose of the Company is a bar/ restaurant.
[ NOTICE ] PORTLAND REALTY, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/24/16. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 7214 136th Street, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] RESTICKITY LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on March 11, 2016. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 144 Fairport Village Landing, Suite 320, Fairport NY 14450. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Sara Mileguir LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 4/14/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to Mark Hudson Management POB 30071 Rochester, NY 14603 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] SHAKER MILL MANAGEMENT, LLC. Filed 2/12/16 Office: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 2024 W. Henrietta Rd #2a, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: all lawful. [ NOTICE ] Street Skills LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/16/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 86 Chiswick Dr Churchville, NY 14428 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Wolf Habitat LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 4/11/16. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to POB 30071 Rochester NY 14603 RA Mark Hudson Management 39 State St #430 Rochester NY 14614 General Purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JUNIOR IV MANAGEMENT LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 9/17/2012. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as
agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1 E. Main Street, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] CONNEXX, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 2/17/2016. 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 PO BOX 64537_Rochester, NY 14624. The purpose of the Company is Resource and Development. [ NOTICE of FORMATION of ROSEMOUNTAIN BOOKS, LLC ] Art. of Organization filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02-10/16. Office of location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent if LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: Celia Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Bellwood Farms, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on March 21, 2016 with an effective date of formation of March 21, 2016. Its principal place of business is located at 2334 Browncroft Blvd. 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 2334 Browncroft Blvd. Rochester, New York 14625. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PLLC ] Branch Acupuncture, PLLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on March 25, 2016. Its principal place of business is located at 2 Thornell Drive, 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 2 Thornell Drive, Pittsford, New York 14534. The purpose of the PLLC is to practice the profession of acupuncture. [ NOTICE] REYNOLDS TOWNHOUSES AT ROCHESTER, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/06/16. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 72-14 136th Street, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] Index No. 201512541 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE American Tax Funding, LLC, Plaintiff, v.The heirsat-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors, creditors, successorsin-interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through CHRIS A. PARHAM A/K/A CRIS PARHAM, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and all creditors thereof, and the respective wives, or widows of his, if any, all of whose names and addresses are unknown to plaintiff; DOROTHY L PARHAM A/K/A DOROTHYE L. PARHAM; SHEMEKA C. PARHAM; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; TAMBE OIL COMPANY, INC.; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; COUNTY OF MONROE; TOWER DBW II TRUST 2012-2, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO TOWER DBW II TRUST 2013-1; US BANK AS CUSTODIAN FOR PFS FINANCIAL 1, LLC and “JOHN DOE #1” THROUGH “JOHN DOE #100” Defendants.
TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in the above-entitled foreclosure action, and to serve a copy of your answer on plaintiff’s attorney within thirty (30) 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 service 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 or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Monroe County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the subject premises. Dated: March 6, 201TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an Order of Honorable J. Scott Odorisi, a Justice of the Supreme Court, dated April 1, 2016, and filed with supporting papers in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a tax lien covering the property known as 484 Cottage Street, City of Rochester, New York and identified as Tax Account No. 120.82-231 (the “Tax Parcel”). The relief sought is the sale of the Tax Parcel at public auction in satisfaction of the tax lien. In case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you in the sum of $11,412.17, together with interest, costs, disbursements and attorneys’ fees of this action, and directing the public sale of the Tax Parcel. PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP Anthony J. Iacchetta Attorney for Plaintiff American Tax Funding, LLC 28 East Main Street Suite 1400 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone No. (585) 238-2000 aiacchetta@phillipslytle. com
Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD
The Internet’s Promise Fulfilled (for Men, Anyway) Japan’s Tenga toy company appears to be first on the market with a virtual reality bodysuit (for use with the Oculus Rift “Sexy Beach Premium Resort” 3D game) containing a genital stimulator and the sensation of “groping” breasts — sending “impulses all over the wearer’s body to make it feel like another human being is touching them,” according to one reviewer (who expressed dismay that the bodysuit might put sex workers out of business). Said Tenga’s CEO, “In the future, the virtual real will become more real than actual real sex.” Because of societal pressures, women are expected to be a less-robust market for the device than men.
— In March, one District of Columbia government administrative law judge was charged with misdemeanor assault on another. Judge Sharon Goodie said she wanted to give Judge Joan Davenport some files, but Davenport, in her office, would not answer the door. Goodie said once the door finally opened, an enraged Davenport allegedly “lunged” at her, “aiming” her thrust at Goodie’s neck. — Tennessee State Rep. Jeremy Durham has such a reputation as a “dog” around women working at the capitol that the house speaker issued a directive in April relocating Durham’s office to a less-populated building across the street. Further, Durham is allowed access only to certain legislative meetings and to certain staff (i.e., no free-ranging among female staff members). After interviewing 34 people, the state attorney general said he
believed that Rep. Durham’s unwanted sexual approaches and commentaries were impeding legislative business.
(1) Chinese courts (according to figures reported by Amnesty International in March) dispense justice so skillfully that more than 99.9 percent of cases result in convictions (1,039 acquittals in 1.2 million cases last year). (2) During its first 33 years (through 2012), the U.S. government’s applications for secret search warrants to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court have been approved all but 11 times out of 33,900 cases. (FISC defenders say that is because all requests are finely honed by guidance from the judges, but of course, both the Chinese and U.S. numbers, and reasoning, are, by designation, unverifiable.)
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— “Who’s a Good Dog?”/”Yes, You Are”: Some are just blessed with doggy charisma, say owners who showcase their pet’s charm on “personal” social media accounts, and now specialized marketers scour those sources to match the most popular pooches with advertisers seeking just the right four-legged companion for their image. As The Wall Street Journal reported in April, entrepreneurial dog owners have rushed to create popular Instagram accounts and Facebook posts (and now, even to put their photogenic pups on a live-streaming app called Waggle) to catch agents’ eyes (and, they hope, lead to four- and five-figure paydays from such advertisers as Nikon, PetSmart, Residence Inn and Heinz).
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t make assumptions or display your emotions until you feel secure in the company of the person you are with. Be observant, conscientious and thoughtful, and you will gain a better perspective regarding the values and belief system the person who has captured your attention offers. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your interest in what others do and say will make you a shoe-in for someone of stature. Attend events that interest you and rub shoulders with participants, and you will attract the interest of someone who has something unique and inviting to offer. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be
honest about the way you feel and what your intentions are. Sending the wrong signal will result in a resentful situation that will challenge both parties involved. Proceed with caution when it comes to love and romance, and avoid overreacting as well as indulgence. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Emotions will kick in, putting you in a vulnerable position. The person who comes to your rescue and shows compassion and understanding will be the one worth checking out. Share your likes and dislikes, and there will be nothing to hide as you move forward. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get involved and show your
potential. It’s how you react to situations and the physical body language you present that will attract someone of interest. Listen attentively, but don’t share your thoughts until you feel you have captured the heart of the partner you are pursuing with your actions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your distance from anyone showing aggressive or possessive tendencies. You will attract individuals who like to control rather than share equality with their partners. Look for the person who shares your concerns and stimulates you mentally before you move forward with the physical aspect of your relationship.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t settle for someone offering little and asking for a lot. Look for the type of personal you can share and enjoy your life with. The one who takes pride in the same things you do and who is eager to participate in the same pleasures and pastimes. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sign up for a reunion that will reconnect you with someone you worked or went to school with. Catching up will make you realize how much you miss spending time and sharing with him or her. Don’t hesitate to take charge and jump at a chance to rekindle the flame.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Finding passion and love will be easy, but holding it together will be tough. Honesty will be a must if you don’t want things to dwindle as time passes. Be upfront about your likes and dislikes, and you’ll avoid getting trapped in a relationship with little substance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Someone very different from you will pique your interest. His or her unpredictable nature will be attractive at first, but given time will grate on your nerves. You may crave adventure and excitement, but when it comes to long-term relationships, your partner’s stability should be your main concern.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Meeting someone through a colleague or at work is featured this week. Your quick wit and innovative outlook regarding what you do and the goals you have set will attract someone equally as ambitious as you. Don’t hesitate to be forward and make the first move. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Love is heading your way. Update your image and head out looking your best. Your vibe will be positive, confident and draw potential candidates to your side. Be specific about what you like and have to offer as well as what you expect from your partner in return.
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