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None of us is going to wow you with technicality.” MUSIC PROFILE, PAGE 14
RCSD gambles on longer days. EDUCATION, PAGE 6
A cycling film fest? How cool is that? NEWS, PAGE 4
Mayor reports on the state of the city. NEWS, PAGE 5 FOOD & RESTAURANT GUIDE | BY CITY FEATURES STAFF | INSIDE | PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Rochester Lilac Fest 2013 schedule. EVENTS, PAGE 18
REVIEW: JCC’s “Funny Girl.” THEATER, PAGE 20
Dish 2013 If there is a theme to this edition of Dish, it is “starting early.” Each of the three features in our annual dining guide refers to that concept in one way or another. Dayna Papaleo’s feature on Tōcōti Chocolate profiles the Walworth-based small business that takes the chocolate-making process all the way back to its roots — or, rather, its beans. City Food Critic James Leach explores the “early” concept from a totally different perspective. He
recently had a new addition to his family, and as he looked at his food-friendly 8-year-old son and at the mass-produced baby food awaiting his infant daughter, he reflected on how the ways parents feed their children can have a big impact on what kind of eaters they become. Finally, Jason Silverstein’s piece on late-night dining options goes so late, that it arguably becomes mega-early.
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Cycling in Rochester
On Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer’s insistence that Rochester, like Portland, can become a bicycling mecca (News Blog): Rochester is NOT Portland. Even though Portland gets plenty of rain, and cyclists there don’t mind riding in it, they rarely get extremely cold weather or snow – unlike Rochester. Rochester can be a bike-friendly city as long as it’s kept in the perspective that people will only ride bikes about half of the year and only in good weather. TOBY
Toby, in past years, you were right – I was part of a very small group riding in Rochester in the winter, and I did not do so consistently. However, that is changing. This year I commuted to work and ran errands almost every day on my bicycle, with studded snow tires. I saw many cyclists out on the streets along with me. Not thousands, or even hundreds, yet – but dozens. Rochester is not Portland, as you point out. We are much more like Minneapolis and Boston, two other very active year-round cycle transportation communities. For Rochester to be a more attractive year-round cycling city, some changes will have to be made. Snow removal on major cycle routes must be done to accommodate bicycles as well as automobiles. Traffic signals need to be modified to be able to detect bicycles. While it is “feasible” (albeit 2 CITY
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awkward, inconvenient, and somewhat dangerous) for a cyclist to request a green light at a traffic signal by going onto the sidewalk and pushing the pedestrian cross button in the summer, it is impossible to do so in the winter when access to the pedestrian cross button is obstructed by a 6 foot wide, 4 foot high snow bank. Bike-specific infrastructure will require winter maintenance. As with sidewalks, bicycle and multiuse paths must be plowed promptly with the intent that they be open when commuters need them. There is no such thing as bad cycling weather, only bad cycling gear! SCOTT WAGNER
Morgan’s plan for University
It’s sad when we turn away progress to install a parking lot. (That is what the Eastman House proposes to do with the lot.) Morgan Management’s proposed buildings are beautiful and much needed. There is no new construction to live in in this area of University Avenue. STEVE VOGT
Density gives vibrancy. Also with increasing density and walk-ability, the use of automobiles inherently decreases. Furthermore, the parking added by this building is self-contained. I absolutely agree with your notion that the Voiture Building should not be torn down. Hanlon Architects should try to more creative in the inclusion and rehabilitation of this building into design of the site. I also would stress that the Preservation Board be pointed in their criticism and recommendations. This project demands a significant level of care and detail. Bring on the density and the main building, but save the Voiture Building! Where was the lengthy and supporting article for the Cataract Building? Why be so vehement for the opposition of the demolition of a
relatively non-descript Tudor Revival, but yet be quiet and even supporting of the demolition of a significantly sited and unique landmark that was important not only to local cultural heritage, but also national brewery architecture as a whole? If City is going to battle for the good of preservation, there is much needed reassessment of your values. CHRISTOPHER BRANDT
My big problem with this and other apartment proposals is the amount of parking “required” to make the proposal “viable.” It seems as though our city is finally on the rebound, with more and more interest in development. Now would be a good time to start thinking about how to rid this city of its car-dependency. Parking lots are not our city’s path to vibrancy. If we cannot improve our prospects for car-free living, our current rebound will be very short-lived. This means continuing the city’s push for better walking and bicycling, but also incentivizing active first-floor uses, expanding car-sharing opportunities (ZipCar), starting a bikesharing program, and working with RGRTA on more and better transit options (i.e., increased bus frequency, bus rapid transit, streetcars, and yes, even light rail). It will also require smarter land-use planning on the regional level to discourage Victor-style sprawl and instead build more compact communities that have a fighting chance at being transit-supportive.
The primary design concern is: how can we minimize the future impact of those 2.5 acres upon the carefully restored landmark site? By inserting a four-story building (with a noisy outdoor swimming pool abutting the historic garden grounds)? Or by adopting a use that respects the historic site? The design solution proposed by the Eastman House provides this low impact while also helping to solve the pressing museum problem of parking. DOUGLAS FISHER
This development is not an improvement for the immediate area. It will reduce our property values and increase apartment inventory (which will reduce rents and likely make the overall neighborhood less desirable). In a region and city that is seeing zero population growth, a ton of new living spaces are coming online in the next few years. This development will only cannibalize other renters and help to decrease the value of other new developments and existing rental prices in the neighborhood. There is value in preserving the aesthetics and livability of an area. Development at any cost is not worthwhile. NATHAN
When it comes to economic need or viability, a rational person would trust the investor risking his own capital before the assorted cranks, naysayers, and axgrinders. You can go on about “aesthetics” and “development at any cost,” but you ought to be terrified of ending up another failed city.
If the market for new apartment construction is truly there, then it will happen someplace. But does it need to happen in such a sensitive location? Is it “progress” to undercut an important component of what makes the George Eastman House grounds a National Historic Landmark?
This is exactly like what I was looking for when I still lived in this neighborhood. As part of the young professional demographic the city so desperately wants to retain, I was tired of the endless succession of dumpy absenteelandlord college-student apartments around East-ParkMonroe. Anything that was
in even halfway decent shape either had insane rents or was snatched up immediately. The neighborhood could use more higher income young tenants. Don’t hate on renters; these are the people with wellpaying jobs. Shame on the Eastman House for offering up yet another parking lot as the only viable alternative. CONAN
What’s been proposed by Morgan is clearly an improvement over the house and parking lot that are there now. I see no green space now that won’t be there after these apartments are built. The 120-year-old, beautiful Cataract Brewery building in the historic High Falls neighborhood was a Designated Building of Historic Value; supposedly protected from demolition. Yet, we had no problem demolishing that so it could be replaced with a HUGE parking lot forever altering the rim of the High Falls gorge. Here we have the George Eastman House now saying it wants to build a sculpture garden and A PARKING LOT on this site? I don’t see how that would be better than adding residents to this section of University. Also, I find it a bit ironic this article mentions Louis Kahn. The very first design by Morgan for this site looked like it could have been designed by Kahn himself. Personally, I don’t believe his aesthetic or his teachings belong anywhere near this neighborhood. MIKE GOVERNALE
The East-Park area has survived 100 years because of its preservation. While we are at it, why don’t we tear down the Eastman House and build apartments there, too? And for those against a parking lot, there is already a massive parking lot there. Eastman’s plan would beautify the lot, increasing green space and including a new sculpture garden adding to the ArtWalk. PARK RESIDENT
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Blacks, poverty, and the future of Rochester It’s tempting to feel optimistic about some of the things happening in Rochester, especially in a spring like this one, with the weather in the 70’s and neighborhoods throughout the city awash in flowers. The Midtown site is getting ready for new streets (and, we hope, new development), stories keep trickling in about new businesses opening and new developments planned, the Jazz Festival is just six weeks away…. And then we get a wake-up call like “The State of Black Rochester 2013.” The book, issued last week by the Rochester Area Community Foundation’s African American Giving Initiative, is patterned after the National Urban League’s important “State of Black America” reports. Like the national surveys, the Rochester book details the status of African Americans in a variety of key areas. And there’s little good news to be found. As City Council member Dana Miller notes in his preface to the Rochester report, “Although the nation has re-elected the country’s first African American president, the economic realities for many African Americans, especially young men, remain bleak.” Here are some of the statistics, drawn from studies by ACT Rochester, the Community Foundation’s program that assesses key local data: About 32 percent of blacks and Hispanics in the Rochester region live in poverty. The regional poverty rate for children is worse: 44 percent for blacks and 39 percent for Hispanics, compared to 11 percent for whites. And in the City of Rochester, according to ACT’s 2006-2010 data, nearly 50 percent of black children and more than 50 percent of Hispanic children are poor. The figure for white children – more than 30 percent – was better, but the three totals together underscore the growing concentration of poverty in the city. In 2011, only 32 percent of Hispanic children and 29 percent of black children passed fourth-grade math tests. Only 26 percent of black children and 28 percent of Hispanic children passed fourth-grade English tests. And in eighth grade, the news was worse: Only 16 percent of blacks and 20 percent of Hispanics passed English tests. In 2006-2010, African Americans in the city spent 51 percent of their income on rent, Hispanics 55 percent. The median household income for African Americans in the region was 52 percent that of white households. From Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard: Sixty-six percent of the arrests in the city in 2011 were of blacks; 78 percent of those arrested for violent crimes were black.
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Greens endorse slate
The Green Party of Monroe County announced its slate of candidates for the 2013 elections. The party endorsed Alex White for mayor; Dave Atias, Drew Langdon, and Dorothy Paige for City Council; and Lori Thomas for Rochester school board. White, Atias, and Langdon have all run for public office before. More information on the candidates: greenrochester.org.
Food on wheels
Brick-N-Motor is once again operating at the Eagle’s Landing Business Park in Henrietta. The Town Board approved a special permit — the first its ever granted to a food truck — by a 4 to 1 vote at its May 1 meeting. The permit allows the truck to operate only at the office park.
Drilling bans survive appeals
A panel of state Appellate Division justices upheld two towns’ bans on oil and gas drilling in separate but similar cases. One case challenged a ban in the Town of Dryden, and the other, in the Town of Middlefield. Generally, the state regulates
oil and gas drilling. But state courts have consistently held that local governments can exclude oil and gas drilling by saying they aren’t acceptable land uses.
Democratic State Senator John Sampson, the chamber’s former minority leader, was indicted on charges including embezzlement and making false statements to the FBI, according to news reports. Sampson is one of a handful of state legislators brought up on charges in the past few months. Senate Democrats have stripped Sampson of his committee assignments, reports the Albany Times Union.
Eastman Kodak will emerge from bankruptcy sometime in July, according to court documents. The company plans to issue new stock to its second lien note holders, who would essentially control the company. The company still owes creditors about $2.2 billion.
Scott Wagner has organized the 2013 Rochester Bicycle Film Festival, which is one of the events happening during Rochester Bike Week. PHOTO BY MIKE HANLON
BIKE CULTURE | BY JEREMY MOULE
Film fest showcases cycling Scott Wagner sees Rochester as both a film town and a bike town. So why not bring the two aspects of local culture together? Wagner has founded the Rochester Bicycle Film Festival, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the Cinema Theatre on South Clinton Avenue. The festival is part of Bike Week in Rochester, which is from May 11 to May 19. Wagner is an active cyclist and he’s putting up $1,200 of his own money to finance the film festival; he says he’s hoping to sell enough tickets to break even. He says the
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ENVIRONMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE AND CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
The Hemlock-Canadice balancing act Anti-fracking groups in the Rochester area want the state Department of Environmental Conservation to state strongly and unequivocally that it won’t allow drilling on the Hemlock-Canadice forest lands. And they’re pushing for the state to make the property either a unique area or a state nature and historic preserve — defined designations that limit use of the land. The restrictions include prohibitions on gas and oil drilling, the activists say. But City of Rochester officials say that such high levels of protections and restrictions could interfere with routine maintenance of the property, such as erosion control measures and efforts to diversify tree populations and vegetation. The land can be pristine, says Rochester Mayor Tom Richards, it just can’t be left entirely to nature’s hand. “In order to preserve that as a water source, there has to be active management,” Richards says. “That means you’ve got to clean it up every so often.” Hemlock and Canadice Lakes provide drinking water for the city and several towns in the region, so ensuring that the water remains unspoiled is critical. The city used
to own all of the shoreline property around the lakes, but sold it to the state in 2010 for permanent protection. The state DEC is developing a management plan for Mayor Tom Richards. the forest land, but a FILE PHOTO draft of the document did not clearly prohibit gas and oil drilling; it stated that the activity probably wouldn’t be allowed on the property. The DEC has received approximately 400 comments on the draft plan, most dealing with the language on gas and oil drilling. DEC representatives say that the final plan will clarify that the department has no intention of allowing gas and oil drilling on the property. Mayor Richards agrees that oil and gas drilling are not appropriate for the CanadiceHemlock forest land. He, too, wants the DEC to directly state that the activity will not be permitted, and the city raised that point in comments it submitted to the DEC.
STATE OF THE CITY | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
Rochester report Rochester is in need of fundamental transformation, said Mayor Tom Richards in his State of the City address on Monday night. Refusal to acknowledge that fact or to insist that nips and tucks will do the trick is to condemn the city to failure, he said. | Richards’ speech touched on public safety, education, housing and business development, municipal funding, and opportunities for minorities. | He said the city would engage neighbors by offering competitive grants for neighborhoods to work with police to develop their own ideas for fighting crime and violence near their homes. The city will also continue to work to break up gangs, Richards said. | Richards has also put money in the upcoming budget to study how best to deploy police resources. Some people in the community want the city to add police sections — Rochester once had seven, but is now down to an east-west model. A smaller downtown section will open this summer. | On education, much of what Richards said was similar to goals stated by Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, including making sure children are reading at grade level by the third grade. He also said he supports universal pre-k and longer school days — both also favored by Vargas.
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EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
RCSD’s big gamble: longer days Twenty or 30 years ago, staying after school for anything other than football practice usually meant bad news. And the mere mention of summer school could send chills up your spine. But longer school days and shorter summer vacations, especially in urban districts, are quickly becoming standard ingredients of elementary and secondary public education. Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas launched his plan for longer school days in three city schools last year — All City High, Northeast College Preparatory High School, and School 9. And the district has confirmed that Schools 10, 23, 45, and tentatively, 46, are among a total of 10 schools Vargas plans to operate with longer days beginning this fall. For a district that critics often complain has ossified, shifting to what educators refer to as extended or expanded learning is nothing short of tectonic. The undertaking has required origami-like planning to reshape and invigorate the school day for students. Nearly every aspect of the Rochester school system will feel the impact: schedules for students, parents, and teachers; transportation; and facilities modernization and maintenance. The effort is being supported by a dizzying patchwork of foundations, businesses, and community organizations. For example, a grant proposal submitted by the Rochester Area Community Foundation and the Rochester school district resulted in $500,000 in initial planning and implementation grants from the Ford Foundation. The foundation also awarded the district a multimillion-dollar grant to further support expanded learning. And many of the area’s government and nonprofit agencies are working with the district to offer services like health care and afterschool programs. But there are still many unanswered questions about the expanded learning strategy: Will it work? What lessons did school officials learn from the pilot programs at All City High, Northeast College Prep, and School 9? And if expanded learning does work, how will the district sustain it? Though Vargas may be remembered as
the person who brought longer days to Rochester’s schools, in some respects, the decision wasn’t entirely his. The expedition into expanded learning can be traced to former President Bush’s signature education legislation, No Child Left Behind, and the 2009 passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The ARRA included $3 billion to shore up NCLB’s School Improvement Grant program.
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The SIG program, which is managed by state education departments, requires the nation’s lowest achieving public schools to fundamentally reform using one of four models: closing persistently low-performing schools; converting or restarting the schools as charter schools; developing a plan to turn around a school [which could include firing half of the teachers]; or working to completely transform the school using a different educational model, such as longer school days. Former Rochester schools Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard, Vargas’s predecessor, favored closing some schools as he opened new schools. But Vargas opened All City High largely because many students in the schools that were being phased out were falling further behind, he says. Vargas has said he would not subject the district to the disruptions involved with the phase in-phase out model. He has instead chosen the transformational model, which relies heavily on strategies like longer school days. It’s also a model that New York State Education Commissioner John King supports for what the SED calls “priority schools,” those that are persistently failing. Since the majority of Rochester city schools are priority schools, the shift to longer schools days isn’t an entirely unexpected progression. But Rochester’s schools are something of an exception: the social and economic needs of most of Rochester’s children and families are greater than almost anywhere else in the state. “We went from 34 percent childhood poverty in the last decade to 54 percent, from 11th in the nation to seventh,” says Caterina Leone-Mannino, the district’s director of extended learning. “The needs are getting worse and more intense.” The urgency has been evident for a while, she says, but the district has struggled with what to do about it. “The problem is so huge,” LeoneMannino says. “This is what Superintendent Vargas means when he says, ‘We can’t do this alone.’ I think he’s repeated it so many times that the community really believes him.” Building an additional 200 to 300 hours into the school year and corralling help from
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the community is at the core of extended learning. How those hours are spent and tailored to the specific needs of students is the challenge. If implemented correctly, increased student achievement is not only possible, Leone-Mannino says, it can be expected. “It’s logical that you would have an increased rate of learning because you’re spending more time that is focused on what those students need to accomplish,” she says. “It’s not time for time’s sake; it’s adding time to drive the instructional agenda.” Leone-Mannino says it’s also important to conceptualize extended learning in the context of the state’s reform agenda. The district’s introduction of New York’s more rigorous curriculum, teacher evaluations, and the use of data from testing and assessments to drive instruction should have synergy, she says. “In those three big spheres, extended learning hits at the heart of the problem to make reform possible,” she says. While it’s tempting to conclude that a longer school day will automatically mean more time for instruction in core subjects, the concept is much more nuanced and complex. For example, while many of the district’s schools are high need, priority schools, the next group of schools targeted for longer days represent a cross-section of city schools, and they are at different levels of performance. Each school has developed an individualized plan to address the needs of its students. That could mean longer instruction
time in math and English in some cases, but it could also mean more time for afterschool and extracurricular activities. The distinction is that even the afterschool and summer programs need to address the areas where students need help, LeoneMannino says. She calls this “full integration,” and cites an afterschool program run by the YMCA at School 8. “Typical of what happened traditionally was, we got the YMCA application for the program,” Leone-Mannino says. “We passed it out to every kid in the school for maybe 80 slots. Those 80 kids got selected and stayed after school. Very little information was exchanged between the school and the YMCA staff. Yes, there’s a caring staff, it’s safe, and there’s some integration of curriculum. But that’s not strategic and intentional.” In a fully integrated program, school officials identify the 80 children who would most benefit from extra attention in science and reading, for example, says Leone-Mannino. Then school officials match the children with the agency that can offer that level of support. Some of the lessons learned in the first year
with the pilot schools have been difficult, though not insurmountable, Leone-Mannino says. Northeast College Prep was initially open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but the hours were shortened to 7:10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Some parents were concerned about such a long school day, and some students were
not participating in the program, often because of transportation problems. Another problem that drew community attention was Wegmans’ difficulty finding volunteers to support teachers at Northeast College Prep. Critics said that there were too few volunteers to offer meaningful help, and the screening process took too long. Ty Kelly, Wegmans’ director of youth development, has been recruiting and coordinating volunteers for Northeast College Prep. He has 35 volunteers who provide more than 100 hours a week of support to the school’s teachers. For example, a teacher working on a math lesson might break the class into groups. And the volunteer might work with some students who need to review a prior lesson, while the teacher works with students who are ready to advance to the next lesson. But Kelly says there are limits to what volunteers can do. “The perception was that volunteers could take some of the pressure off of teachers, but for safety reasons volunteers can’t be left alone with students,” Kelly says. There were close to 60 volunteers at one point, Kelly says, but many were between jobs. As the economy improved, many volunteers found employment, and that reduced their availability. But Kelly says the larger problem has been matching volunteers’ availability with the schedules and needs of teachers. “It takes an enormous amount of juggling and attention to detail,” he says. Leone-Mannino says the pilots, particularly Northeast College Prep, rushed to open last year. “Real important lesson from the first year — if you’re going to bring volunteers into the school, you better have a really crisp plan for how they’re going to integrate into the day,” she says. Kelly says that a critique of any program is necessary to improve. But he says Northeast principal Mary Aronson, the volunteers, and Wegmans should be commended. “Dr. Aronson deserves credit for jumping into this and taking the risk at doing something that had not been done before,” Kelly says. “The community is so desperate for the district to succeed that when something new is suggested, everybody expects a
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future growth of the population is projected to be largely African American and Latino.” In their section on economic development, Clay Osborne, president of True Insights Consulting, and Eltrex CEO Matt Augustine write of two different Rochesters. One, they say, is “vibrant, hopeful, functional, wealthy, and highly livable.” The other is “a deeply disenfranchised community represented by escalating poverty, social and community dysfunction, burgeoning unemployment, and economic adversity aggravated by a deficient educational system that breeds sustained underperformance.” And that Rochester, Osborne and Augustine say, correctly, is “reflective of an ‘American Nightmare’ from which we cannot awaken.” The book addresses the documented racial discrimination that continues to exist in employment, in housing, in zoning regulations, in lending. And Action for a Better Community CEO James Norman reminds us that the discrimination and the disparities can be traced back to slavery, and, more recently, to government-sanctioned racial segregation. It is a depressing, and terribly important book. It is written, in part, as Dana Miller notes in his preface, to help the community determine “where to focus its giving to provide the greatest impact.” Rochester is historically a generous, concerned community. The information that this new book lays out isn’t new. And we’re a small enough, engaged enough community that we ought to be able to take this information and act on it – effectively. I worry, though, that in her foreword to the book, Rochester Community Foundation CEO Jennifer Leonard has singled out a terrible truth about the Greater Rochester area. “Though the racial inequities that Rochester faces, as documented in this book, reflect national trends,” Leonard writes, “ours are in many cases worse – driven, I believe, by a persistent disinclination either to address them or to find out how to do so.” Concentrated poverty, poor education, racial discrimination: all of these have been at work, and this new book shows us the result. It’s not just a “city” problem; it’s affecting all of us. And all of us have to be willing to address it. I’ll come back to some of the topics raised in “The State of Black Rochester” in future columns. Meantime, get the book. It’s on sale at Mood Makers in Village Gate (and on Amazon, but you ought to support a local business, particularly, in light of the economic concerns laid out in this book, a black owned business).
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quick fix. There are no quick fixes. This is going to take a lot of work.” E’Tiana Larkin is one Northeast’s volunteers and a full time, entry-level manager at Wegmans. She has been volunteering since the program began, and says she can pitch in on almost anything that’s needed. Kelly says it helps students to see volunteers like Larkin — people of color — working in the classroom. “I’ve learned the personalities of the different students and they’ve shared some of their life experiences, and I’ve shared some of mine,” Larkin says. She says she wants them to know that finishing high school is not the end goal. “They’ll say things like, ‘You have a job and you’re in college and you’re getting a master’s degree,’ with a sense of amazement,” Larkin says. “And they know I’m a single mother doing this. A lot of young people are faced with similar challenges, but I did not give up on my dreams and ambitions, and they don’t have to, either. I want them to know that there are so many different pathways to success.” Both Kelly and Larkin say that even though
they are not teachers, their work with the district has convinced them that the RCSD is on the right track with extended learning. And they are not alone. The model has been embraced at the highest levels of government and the business community. But whether extended learning works depends on some key elements. Merely adding another hour or two to the school day accomplishes little, experts say. A fully integrated program, as Leone-Mannino has promised for Rochester’s schools, is critical. But hard data on student performance in the city’s pilot program isn’t available yet, according to the district. “It’s too early for us to say that this has had a strong academic impact in year one,” LeoneMannino says. “What we’re anticipating is that kids in the expanded learning schools will have an accelerated rate of growth.” Rochester school officials cite a report from the After-School Corporation on extended learning programs in New York City, New Orleans, and Baltimore schools. Those schools reported increased proficiency in math, improved student attendance, and a decrease in chronic absenteeism. A survey of parents, students, and teachers also showed that schools with extended learning ranked higher than the non-program schools in safety and student engagement. Leone-Mannino says that some of the “soft” indicators at School 9 are similar to those reported in the study: increased attendance and a decrease in student behavior problems. She says harder data should be available later this year. But sustaining the extended learning programs is a major concern. A recent article
E'Tiana Larkin volunteers at Northeast College Prep. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
in the Washington Post cited a study by the Government Accountability Office. Their researchers found that in 26 states that have implemented extended hours programs, only 10 report they will continue with the programs. The main reason for abandoning the programs: insufficient funding. If you examine the city school district’s proposed budget for 2013 to 2014, figuring out how the district is paying for extended hours is a challenge. The numbers don’t jump off the page. That’s partly because the funding and services come from a labyrinth of government, private, and nonprofit agencies. For example, five schools offering longer days in the fall are with the TIME Collaborative, which is part of a pilot program funded by the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time and Learning. Those schools will receive a total of $3.64 million a year for three years. School 9’s program is covered by an $894,000 grant from the School Innovation Fund. Another four schools will get roughly $2.8 million from the district’s general fund. And some schools are still waiting for their plans and funding to be approved by the state, so they aren’t reflected in the district’s budget. The funding questions raise concerns about effectively coordinating and managing the programs, auditing how productively the money is invested, and analyzing students’ academic data. Leone-Mannino says she’s heard the objections and concerns about sustainability, but she’s undeterred. “A big part of this is working with local organizations,” she says. “There are local investments that can be organized around this vision. This is not about doing something just at the school level. It’s the school, district, and community. It’s got to be a program in that larger context if we’re going to be successful.”
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The Rochester Institute of Technology will host “Hydrofracking as Seen Through the Lens of Public Health,” a public forum at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Dr. David Carpenter, a public health physician and director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, and David Kowalski, a principal investigator at Roswell Park Cancer Institute are the speakers. The event will be held in the Panara Theater in the LBJ Building.
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in a Program-Centered System,” a one-day workshop to help human service agencies and their employees prepare for the major changes about to occur in the Medicaid system. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at the RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road. There will be an hour break at noon. Tickets: $25. Registration and information: www.heritagechristianservices.org, or call Wendy Quarles, 340-2000.
Rally against drones
Several anti-war organizations will hold a “Stop the Drones” rally from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 12 Corners in Brighton on Wednesday, May 8. The rally is to increase awareness about the use of drones by the US in Afghanistan and other foreign locations, which critics say are killing innocent people. There will
be some signs available, but protesters are welcome to bring their own.
RCSD budget vote
The Rochester Board of Education will vote on Superintendent Bolgen Vargas’s proposed budget for the 2013 to 2014 school year on Thursday, May 9. Vargas says his budget emphasizes reading to proficiency by third grade, longer school days in as many as 10 schools, and creating more extracurricular activities. Reductions in employees should occur through attrition, Vargas said at prior budget hearings. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the district’s central office, 131 West Broad Street.
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Consider taking Mom out for Mother's Day brunch at Mooseberry Cafe in Penfield, which serves up a variety of dishes, like frittatas (left), and desserts like brownies (right). PHOTOS BY MATT DETURCK
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“Every day is Kid’s Day!” Mom would no doubt reply when you wondered where your designated holiday was. And now that you’re big, you know she was right. Hopefully you’re able to spoil your mother on a regular basis, but the second Sunday in May is the day that businesses set aside to be especially kind to moms, too. Now, I really don’t know how brunch became so entwined with Mother’s Day, but it is. So while there are probably a number of spots to take your mother if she wants to chase a dry-aged ribeye with a bottle of Brunello and a fat slab of Brooklyn blackout cake, these Mother’s Day ideas are mostly confined to not quite breakfast, not quite lunch. That should leave you adequate time to grill the lady a steak for lupper. And remember to make reservations! There are many, many moms out there... Tucked away in a little warehouse complex on Baird Road in Penfield — just follow the “Café” sign and you’ll be good — Mooseberry Café is a cozy blend of homespun and offbeat, serving all-day breakfast as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, smoothies, coffee, and sweets. The annual Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea happens on Saturday, May 11, noon-2 p.m., where guests will enjoy Mooseberry Café’s housemade organic pastries and chocolates, along with freshly brewed teas from Tea-Licious and finger sandwiches, while the café’s sister business, Mooseberry Soap Co., does a sugar-scrub demo and provides the guests of honor with a handmade bar of Her Majesty’s Mother’s Day soap. Advance tickets are $25 ($7 for children
under 12; includes bag lunch and fun soap), but maybe bring some extra cash to treat Mom — or yourself — to something from Mooseberry’s line of natural beauty products. (2555 Baird Road, Penfield, 348-9022, mooseberrycafe.com) Voula’s Greek Sweets is closed on Sundays, so weekend brunch goes down on Saturdays, which means that moms who are into Greek cuisine, vegetarian fare, or just yummy food can hit this cheerful eatery on Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for Mother’s Day. In addition to Voula’s increasingly popular brunch menu, which features simple but inspired egg dishes, fruit, yogurt, and housemade spreads with warm flatbread, Easter bread French toast will be offered, and of course there’s that irresistible display of Greek pastries, plus Voula herself handing out flowers and cookie bags to all mothers. (439 Monroe Ave., 242-0935, Voula’s Greek Sweets on Facebook) Naples’ acclaimed Brown Hound Bistro is throwing its annual Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with offerings like rhubarb crunch pancakes; asparagus, wild leek and goat cheese quiche; and smoked salmon benedict. Plus Mom gets to walk out of there with a potted plant from Brown Hound’s neighbor, Gannett Hill Gardens. And, hey, as long as you’re in Naples, bring home a little something from Monica’s Pies on Route 21 for after dinner. Or for dinner; who’s gonna know? (6459 State Route 64, Naples, 374-9771, brownhoundbistro.com) Lettuce B. Frank Bistro incorporates its “farm-to-foil” ethos into a special brunch menu on Sunday, May 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.,
serving up things like carrot-cake silver dollar pancakes with cream cheese frosting, an array of sliders both meatless and meatful, and something called the Compost Plate. It’s rosemary sweet potato homefries, broccoli and veggie bacon salad, and a vegan carrot slider in a whole-wheat flatbread bowl. Want a fried egg on that? Sure, you do. It’s Mother’s Day! (957 S. Clinton Ave., 708-9515, lettucebfrank.com) For Fraîche Bistro & Dessert Bar’s first Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12, moms will receive a complimentary mimosa, which she might enjoy while perusing Fraîche’s brunch menu, available 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Special entrées will accompany Fraîche favorites like housemade mini pastries, torta rustica, sour cream and blueberry pancakes, and a ratatouille omelette. (130 East Ave., 319-4313, fraiche-bistro.com) Or you could make the picturesque trip to Skaneateles to indulge in a swanky Mother’s Day brunch buffet at Mirbeau Inn & Spa. For $44 ($18 for ages 6-16, free for the under-5 set) you get a stunning spread that includes carving stations with filet mignon and stuffed pork loin, warm dishes like risotto and roasted vegetables, chilled salads and seafood, plus kid-friendly grub and decadent desserts. Choose from five seating times between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, but keep in mind that the Bloody Mary Bar doesn’t kick off till noon. (851 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles, 877-647-2328, mirbeau.com) OK; maybe your mother doesn’t want to spend her special day stuffing her pretty face. Perhaps she’d dig a trip to Casa Larga Vineyards on Sunday, May 12, where from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. award-winning local wines will be paired with nibbles from Hedonist Artisan Chocolates and Waterloo’s Muranda Cheese Company. For $7 per person, guests select either the chocolate or cheese tasting, which seems like an enviable dilemma. (2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, 223-4210, casalarga.com) Lastly, I’ve been hearing excellent buzz on the Sunday brunch available from noon until 6 p.m. at John’s Tex-Mex, where the menu expands a bit to include a Southern vibe in addition to its usual South of the Border feel. Now, the offerings can change from week to week, but along with burrito bowls and different huevos preparations, there might be fried chicken, plantain-stuffed french toast, and Southern breakfast poutine with sausage gravy. Check the restaurant’s Facebook page for the latest. (489 South Ave., 232-5830, johnstexmex.com) Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com.
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Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck SATURDAY, MAY 11 TALA VERA, 155 STATE ST. 9 P.M. | $5-$7 | TALA-VERA.COM [ ROCK ] Many bands walk along the roots-rock path, but few sound as fresh as Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck. The quintet infuses banjo twang with elements of prog rock and jam band to create what it describes as “mountain soul.” Boston native Thayer moved to Vermont to write songs, and as a result his group has earned a dedicated fan base along with heaps of love in the Green Mountain State. The band’s latest, “Eden,” is a concept album about the environment that lays down a foundation of organic goodness and tops it off with a muscular groove. With Worthy Duncan, Eric and The Bluesbirds, Jeremy Laursen. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR
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McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 5 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]
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Bartok plays a distinct mix of punk-rock, bohemian/ folk, and dance music, complete with creative, broad instrumentation and unexpected group harmonies. The band describes its sound as being akin to, “Tom Waits kicking the crap out of the Fleet Foxes, whilst being serenaded by a klezmer wedding band.” While that description seems rather unusual, it paints a surprisingly accurate sonic portrait of what the band has to offer. Similar to eccentric post-punk artists like Man Man and Gogol Bordello, Bella’s Bartok offers music that combines raw, punk-rock energy with a love for experimentation. — BY LEAH CREARY
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everything right in its relatively short, celebrated existence. Since it arose from the Silver Lake music scene in 2002, the LA four-piece has been nominated for a Grammy and sold well over 1 million records worldwide. The band has drawn comparisons to heavy-hitting indie outfits of yore, but in reality it is modern alternative-rock at its best. With bits of dreamy pop and shoegaze thrown into the mix, the group’s sound is its own. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR.
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Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 12:10 p.m. Free. Lara Downes, piano. Denton Cottier & Daniels, 349 West Commercial St. 586-3020. 7 p.m. Donation of canned food item for Food Bank.
No room for melancholy [ REVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
Thursday night was splendid for City Newspaper’s 4th Annual Best Busker Contest in Rochester’s East End.
Competition for those precious little guitar picks was heated, as artists of varying degrees of talent and style whipped it out like there was no doubt. The streets were teeming with the curious, the converted, and the convinced. That begs the question: why doesn’t our fair city implement buskers everywhere, all the time? Everybody needs a soundtrack. I know there’s more cut in my strut when I hear a mellow saxophone or a snaky walking bass. One thing that struck me was that there ain’t no room for melancholy on the streets of Rochester. Those who pined or waxed forlorn did it alone. The highlights had to be the cat plucking at a genuine washtub bass, all the Delta-inspired bluesers, and one dude who would write a tune for you on the spot — and I mean on the spot. Mine was entitled, “The laws against busking make Baby Jesus cry.” It takes a lot of guts to leave the party while it’s still hoppin’, but that’s exactly what Hate Machine did Friday night at Montage
Music Hall to a rabid — albeit bummed — crowd. Early in the set singer Jed Seaver stopped between songs to explain. “We’ve hit the plateau and have nowhere else to go,” he said. I can totally dig this; bowing out before you undo your cool, before fans start referring to your old material as your best. Still, it was a shame to see the band go (unless this is a break-up a la The Who and KISS and countless other “retirees” who get back together whenever their kids need braces or the alimony gets a little steep). So far this was a farewell in style, with a brilliant, thundering, and exuberant set of heavy and hard from the band and a volatile mix of flying elbows, pumping fists, and general mayhem in the crowd. I suppose you could call it a love machine for Hate Machine. RIP. Absolution Project offered heavy absolution prior to The Hate Machine send off as I shuffled into the packed house. In the same vein and strain as Hate Machine, AP punctuates its punches with patches of melodic free-fall. Consequently, when the pounding returns it takes your breath away.
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The reason it’s so hard to find adjectives to accurately describe Rochester’s Vinyl Orange Ottoman is simple: the band itself is an adjective. The timing is just out of whack. If bands like The Black Crowes or Stone Temple Pilots or Pearl Jam hadn’t come first, chances are hack scribes like Frank De Blase would be spitting out phrases like “Vinyl Orange Ottoman-esque” or “kicks back and puts its feet up on a Vinyl Orange Ottoman” in describing those bands. But alas, Vinyl Orange Ottoman — vocalist Pete Griffith, bassist Gopi Joaquim, drummer Ray Cordello, keyboardist JJ Stasiw, and guitarists Noah Swartele and Brady Hoover — came together in 2009, leaving me and Griffith to search for unique observations, comparisons, and descriptions. VOO is a dynamic band with a big kick of bluesy soul in its tone, mood, and groove. The band comes off cool in its delivery. It doesn’t try too hard. There’s no flash, there are no pyrotechnics. It is simple, direct, and to the point. That’s not to say the band isn’t made of excellent musicians. They just don’t try that hard. They let it be. Griffith sat down to answer a few questions and raise a few of his own. An edited transcript of the conversation follows. CITY: How did Vinyl Orange Ottoman get its start?
PETE GRIFFITH: I had played with Noah and Brady for years and years and years, starting when they were 17, 18 years old and I was like
21. I was a late bloomer in music. This had to be right around 2000, and I was playing drums at the time. They kept hounding me to come out and jam in their little studio in Gorham. We were called King’s Jealousy. Flash forward: today, Vinyl Orange Ottoman.
I had stuff going on with the Dirty Bourbon Blues Band and these guys were still stuck in Canandaigua with zero scene. So I said, “Let’s get a band together.” So we did and we just started writing stuff. What did you set out to do with your music, what was the plan?
We just play. We’re not going to be those guys and that get up there and wow you with these face-melters and jump around. Everything we do has taste, a purpose to it. Sometimes you’ve just got to hunker down, get your feet shoulder-width apart, and give them a spoonful of taste. “Take some of this.” Your newer material seems more dynamic, yet relaxed and controlled. Has the music matured with the band?
The stuff we’re working on now, for this second record, is more focused, less our influences, and more of our identity. Before we were pulling off of everything, but now we have a renewed sense of focus. But it’s still compelling. It still sounds fun.
That’s because the vibe is so relaxed. We’re not a band that sits around and dissects stuff. It just comes from the heart. None of us is going to wow you with technicality.
So it’s more in your blood and guts — not so much thinking, but doing?
Once the guts and blood are put out on the table, then we have to figure out what we’re going to do with it. So there is some thinking going on. How important is the blues to your sound?
I always listened to the blues growing up. And that was the first thing I ever did musically. But we’re not a blues band, we’re more of a rock ’n’ roll band. But aren’t the blues is the gateway drug to rock ’n’ roll?
Yeah. If you take a rock ’n’ roll song and slow it down, what have you got? You’ve got the blues. You’re still singing about heartache, you’re singing about girls, falling in love, falling out of love. Some of us have been though a lot; hard times in the last year. The new stuff is very honest. So you’re pointing fingers and naming names?
I leave a little to the imagination. I’m not just going to come out and say, “Hey, I miss this chick,” or, “My heart hurts because of this.” What else colors the Vinyl Orange Ottoman sound?
I don’t listen to music that much. I spend a lot of my time listening to what I’m doing in my own projects. Isn’t that a bit arrogant?
I study it to get better at it. I always want to better myself musically because I love it so much. I — we — want you to feel what we feel.
THURSDAY, MAY 9 Laura Cortese. Lovin’ Cup, 300
Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $10. Peg Dolan. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 7 p.m. Free.
Trindad & Tabogo Steel Drum Band. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River
St. 663-5910. 7 p.m. Call for info. Wheatherman. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 585-454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]
Nightfall. The Beale New Orleans
Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Steve Grills & The Roadmasters w/Steve Melcher & Drew Moore.
The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. 582-1830. 6 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]
Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts.
1st Universalist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. NEXUS and the RPO. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Thursday: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8:30 p.m. $15-$82. [ POP/ROCK ]
Emery w/Wolves at The Gate, The Seeking, Peace Mercutio, The September Campaign, Inneriot. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Ave. 7 p.m. $12-$17. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 3193832. 9 p.m. Call for info. The Fools. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585-325-7090. 9 p.m. Free. Myra Brown. 1872 Cafe, 431 W. Main Street. 585-730-7687. 6:30 p.m. Free.
FRIDAY, MAY 10 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Acoustic Brew, Earthtones.
Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 5 p.m. Free.
Catch and Release w/Ciaran’s Pride Open Session,CCE Second Friday Session. McGraw’s Irish
Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 3489091. 5 p.m. Free.
The David Mayfield Parade, The Taxbox Ramblers. Abilene Bar
& Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. Frankie & Jewels. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585256-1000. 6:30 p.m. Call for info.
Happy Hour: Honest John & Super Sarah. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free.
Jeff Elliott. Marge’s Lakeside Inn,
4909 Culver Rd. 585-323-1020. 7 p.m. 21+. Free. Jim Lane. 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. 585-637-2383. 8 p.m. Free. Johnny Bauer. Lucky’s Irish Bar Chili, 3240 Chili Ave. 889-1005. 9:30 p.m. 21+. Call for info. Kinloch Nelson. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 2 p.m. Free.
CHAMBER POP | THE LIGHTHOUSE AND THE WHALER
On the heels of a brief tour with Central New York sweethearts Ra Ra Riot, Cleveland-based band The Lighthouse and The Whaler bring its melodic folk-rock, replete with glockenspiel and strings, to town. The outfit has released two albums and an EP over the course of its five-year existence, each showcasing enough catchy sing-along choruses and handclaps to thaw even the coldest heart. The band has shared stages with the likes of Sufjan Stevens and The Dodos, and its music has found its way to both television and radio, so you may just have heard it before and not even been aware of it. Local bands Gin & Bonnets and Archimedes both perform as well. The Lighthouse and The Whaler performs Sunday, May 12, 9 p.m. at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $7-$9. bugjar.com. — BY ANDY KLINGENBERGER
100 N. Main St., Fairport • 377-4641 106 N. Main St., Fairport • 377-8277
Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza
Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. 6 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]
The Blue Birds. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Dan Schmitt & The Shadows. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. The Fabulous Ripcords. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585325-7090. 10 p.m. Free. Gap Mangione New Blues Band. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. 7:30 p.m. Free. Sons of Synergy. The BealeWebster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 2161070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]
The Bowties w/Madeline.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave. 473-7664. 7 p.m. Call for info. Cordancia. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 7 p.m. Call for info. If Music Be the Food... St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Rd. 271-2240. 7:30 p.m. Canned goods/cash donations accepted.
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[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] On the House Fridays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 21+. Call for info. Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 5:30 p.m. Free. DJ/Karaoke w/Coyote Cody. McKenzie’s, 3686 West Henrietta Rd. 334-8970. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. DJ Bac Spin. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 8 p.m. Call for info. DJ Blake. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-2561000. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Cedric. ,. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Energon. ,. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Mi-T-Mo. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 9 p.m. Free.
Fresh Meat Fridays w/Samantha Vega, DJ Mighty Mic. Tilt
Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. Lube After Dark.. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 585-6979464. 9:30 p.m. Free. Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa Ultra Lounge, 235 W. Ridge Rd. 254-1050. 10 p.m. Free. Sexy Fridays w/DJ Wizz. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. Call for info. continues on page 16
Perinton Concert Band: Songs of Sailor & Sea. Minerva DeLand
School, 140 Hulburt Avenue. 585-234-2585. 8 p.m. $3-$7. Stringplicity. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free.
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FRIDAY, MAY 11 T.G.I. Bucket Friday ft. DJ Jestyr, Dr. Jamo. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info.
Classic Tracks Current Grooves Future Legends
[ JAZZ ]
The Midnight City w/Bobby DiBaudo Duo. Bistro 135, 135 W.
Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 5:30 p.m. Free.
The Music of Ferrante & Furioso.
Yummy Garden Hot Pot, 2411 W. Henrietta Rd. 368-9888. 5:30 p.m. Call for info. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, NY. 315-589-4512. 7 p.m. Free. The Westview Project. The Mendon House, 1369 PittsfordMendon Rd. 624-7370. 6 p.m. Free. The White Hots. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 7 p.m. Free.
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[ REGGAE/JAM ]
The Goods w/Grace Stumberg.
Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $3-$5. House on a Spring. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. 10 p.m. Free.
The 30th Anniversary of Our Fisk Pipe Organ With a joint recital by former and current Directors of Music:
[ POP/ROCK ] 7 Sense. TP’s Irish Pub, 916 Panorama Trail. 385-4160. 9 p.m. Free.
Dr. Melvin Butler & Lee Wright.
Sunday, May 19th, at 3:00PM.
Bella’s Bartok w/Green Dreams, Big Brain & the Drug Cartel.
Reception to follow The program will feature works performed on the original dedication recital on May 15, 1983 as well as a duet for four hands and four feet!
121 N. Fitzhugh St. Rochester, NY
A free-will offering will be accepted to support the continued maintenance of this fine instrument for the next generation.
What Mom wouldn’t want an Eye Opener Look?
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $5-$7. The Billionaires. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St. 315-483-9570. 9 p.m. Call for info. Brian Lindsay Band. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Burden My Surrender, Fire Red, Lost Elysium. Tala Vera, 155 State
St. 546-3845. 9 p.m. $5-$7. Emma Lane. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 585-454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info. Gator Face. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 9 p.m. Call for info. Lilac Festival. Highland Park, 171 Reservoir Ave. -19, 10:30 a.m. See website for full festival schedule. Free. Lowdown. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 9:30 p.m. $5-$7.
Silversun Pickups w/Bad Books, The Features. Main Street
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Armory, 900 E. Main St. 2323221. 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. Springer. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. 10 p.m. Call for info. Starlight Cities. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 6:30 p.m. $10-$12.
Teddy Geiger w/Tyler Hilton, Ryan Cabrera, and Kaylin Cervini. Water Street Music Hall,
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204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 7 p.m. $15-$20. This Life w/Patrick Jaouen. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. 585-6134600. 7 p.m. Free.
FOLK | YELLOW RED SPARKS
Los Angeles-based band Yellow Red Sparks began as a solo project for lead singer/songwriter Joshua Hanson, but eventually developed into the trio that it is today, featuring additional musicians on the upright bass and drums. Yellow Red Sparks creates folk-inspired indie rock, following in the newly founded tradition of bands such as The Head and The Heart, The Lumineers, and Blind Pilot. Through his lyrics, Hanson paints intimate scenes that are rich in imagery, which has led the band to brand its music as “cinematic folk.” The band released its self-titled debut album this past year to high praise and a slot at the noteworthy South by Southwest festival. Yellow Red Sparks perform on Monday, May 13, 8 p.m. at Boulder Coffee, 100 Alexander St. Free. bouldercoffeeco.com. — BY LEAH CREARY
SATURDAY, MAY 11 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Acoustic Brew. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 6710816. Call for info. A.L.L. Acoustic. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 585-6970235. 8 p.m. Call for info. The David Mayfield Parade. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m. $10.
An Evening of Native American Flute. Balance Acupuncture, 152
W. Commercial St. 381-6490. 7 p.m. $10-$18. Jim Lane. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 7 p.m. Free. Jon Akers. Flaherty’s Macedon, 113 Pittsford Palmyra Rd. 2231221. Call for info. Red Molly. Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave. 7:30 p.m. $18-$22. [ BLUES ]
Johnny B and The MVPs. The
Beale-Webster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 216-1070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Luca Foresta & Electro Kings.
The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Mama Hart Band. The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. 585-3772452. 8 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]
The Chorus of the Genesee: “Ask Beatrice”. Penfield High School, 25 High School Dr. 7 p.m. $15.
Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus: Love, Beauty, and Laughter. Perinton Presbyterian
Church, 6511 Pittsford Palmyra Rd. 223-1203. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. Jessie Kneisel Competition. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 11 a.m. Free. NEXUS and the RPO. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Thursday: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8:30 p.m. $15-$82. Sungmin Shin. Chakara Bistro & Bar, 7328 Pittsford Palmyra Rd. 223-8101. 6 p.m. Call for info.
SUNY Geneseo Chamber Singers Spring Choral Concert and Alumni Reunion. Wadsworth
Auditorium, 1 College Circle. 245-5516. 8 p.m. Free.
[ COUNTRY ] BorderTown. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
DeeDee’s Wild College Party.
Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 10 p.m. 21+ free until 10 p.m.; 2 for 1 admission w/College ID. [ JAZZ ]
Annie Wells. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Gap Mangione. Bistro 135, 135
W. Commercial St. 585-6625555. 6 p.m. Free. John Payton Project. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 10 p.m. Free.
The Music of Ferrante & Furioso. Yummy Garden Hot
Pot, 2411 W. Henrietta Rd. 3689888. 5:30 p.m. Call for info. Norman Tibbils Solo. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 7 p.m. Free. Special Blend. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Jasmine’s Asian Fusion, 657 Ridge Rd. 216-1290. 6:30 p.m. Free. The White Hots. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 589-4512. 6:30 p.m. Call for info.
[ REGGAE/JAM ]
Jammin’ for Jamaica ft. The Buddhahood, Mosaic Foundation, The Deep Blue Dream, and Anonymous Willpower. Lovin’ Cup, 300
Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 6 p.m. $10. Kozy Soul. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 585-4547140. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
American Villain Apparel Launch Show ft. Aggressive Betty, Mobday. Montage
Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 8 p.m. All Slip-Not tickets will be honored at the door. $8-$10.
Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck w/Worthy Duncan, Eric and The Bluesbirds, and Jeremy Laursen. Tala Vera, 155
State St. 546-3845. 9 p.m. $5-$7.
Cavalcade Album Release w/Fowls, Penetrator. Bug
Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $6-$8. Cold Sweat. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 8 p.m. Free. Divided by Zero. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St. 315-483-9570. 9 p.m. Call for info. Ernie Capone. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 964-2010. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. Joe Brucato. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. 8 p.m. Call for info. Lilac Festival. Highland Park, 171 Reservoir Ave. May 19, 10:30 a.m. See website for full festival schedule. Free. The Lowdown. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. 10 p.m. Call for info. Mansfield Ave. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. 497-7010. Call for info. Mr. Mustard. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 8 p.m. Free. continues on page 18
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SATURDAY, MAY 11 Something Else. Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. 7308230. 10 p.m. Call for info. Teressa Wilcox Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585325-7090. 10 p.m. Free.
SUNDAY, MAY 12 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Celtic Music Sundays: Trace Wilkins. Temple Bar and Grille,
POP/ROCK | ROCHESTER LILAC FESTIVAL 2013
This year’s Lilac Festival entertainment schedule has some summer-festival standards Rochester has come to expect, like The Skycoasters, Marshall Tucker Band, and Rusted Root. There are classic acts that ought to scratch your nostalgic itch like Eddie Money, The English Beat, and The Smithereens, plus newer-on-the scene sensations like lake Street Drive, J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound, The Lone Below, and many more, plus a ton of homegrown sensations like The Campbell Brothers, My Plastic Sun, the Crawdiddies, AudioInflux, and Teressa Wilcox to name a few. Dig it all with some fried dough and the one you love. The Rochester Lilac Festival runs May 10-19, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily in Highland Park. Admission is free. For more information visit rochesterevents.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Friday, May 10
Sunday, May 12
Tuesday, May 14
10:30 a.m.: Le Roy Jr. High School Swingin’ Knights Jazz Band (Center Stage) 11:30 a.m.: Brockport 5th Grade Hilltop Singers & Top Brass Players (Center Stage) Noon: Opening Ceremonies 12:30 p.m.: Dr. Charles T. Lunford School No. 19 School Band (Center Stage) 4 p.m.: Mr. Mustard (Center Stage) 5 p.m.: Joe Cappon (Children’s Stage) 5:30 p.m.: The Fat City Band (Center Stage) 6 p.m.: Joe Cappon (Children’s Stage) 7 p.m.: Skycoasters (Center Stage)
10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Art in Bloom - Juried Art & Craft Show 10:30 a.m. Alysia Groth Band (Center Stage) 11:30 a.m.: Blue Jimmy (Center Stage) 12:30 p.m.: The Dirty Bourbon Blues Band (Center Stage) 1 p.m.: Dinner Dogs (Children’s Stage) 2 p.m.: The Magical John Show (Children’s Stage) 2:30 p.m.: Natalie B Band (Center Stage) 3 p.m.: Mike Kornrich (Children’s Stage) 4 p.m.: Dinner Dogs (Children’s Stage) 4 p.m.: My Plastic Sun (Center Stage) 5 p.m.: The Magical John Show (Children’s Stage) 5:30 p.m.: Teagan and the Tweeds (Center Stage) 7 p.m.: Eddie Money (Center Stage)
10:30 a.m.: Paul Road Elementary School Band (Center Stage) 11:30 a.m.: Indian Landing School Band (Center Stage) 12:30 p.m.: Mike Kornrich (Children’s Stage) 12:30 p.m.: Palmyra-Macedon Middle School Honors Band, Jazz Band, Con Brio (Center Stage) 1:30 p.m.: Spencerport High School Jazz Band (Center Stage) 4-8 p.m.: Wine & Chocolate Tasting (fees apply) 4 p.m.: Audio Influx (Center Stage) 5:30 p.m.: J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound (Center Stage) 6 p.m.: Mike Kornrich (Children’s Stage) 7 p.m.: Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express (Center Stage)
Saturday, May 11 10:30 a.m.: YNN Lilac Parade 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.: Art In Bloom – Juried Art & Craft Show 12:30 p.m.: The Spanky Haschmann Swing Orchestra (Center Stage) 1 p.m.: Dinner Dogs (Children’s Stage) 1:30 p.m.: Zac Brown Tribute Band (Center Stage) 2 p.m.: Gary the Happy Pirate (Children’s Stage) 2:30 p.m.: Deborah Mangone (Center Stage) 3 p.m.: Dinner Dogs (Children’s Stage) 4 p.m.: Gary the Happy Pirate (Children’s Stage) 4 p.m.: Mitty and The Followers (Center Stage) 5 p.m.: The Magical John Show (Children’s Stage) 5:30 p.m.: Amanda Lee Peers and The Driftwood Sailors (Center Stage) 7 p.m.: Spin Doctors (Center Stage)
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Monday, May 13 10:30 a.m.: Abraham Lincoln School 22 Choir (Center Stage) 11 a.m.: Cobblestone School Band (Center Stage) Noon: Our Lady of Mercy High School Orchestra (Center Stage) 12:30 p.m.: Bishop Kearney Murder of Crows Band (Center Stage) 12:30 p.m.: “Farmer Tom” Walsh (Children’s Stage) 4 p.m.: MoChester (Center Stage) 5:30 p.m.: Lake Street Dive (Center Stage) 6 p.m.: “Farmer Tom” Walsh (Children’s Stage) 7 p.m.: The English Beat (Center Stage)
Wednesday, May 15 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Seniors Day 10:30 a.m.: St. Joseph’s School Band (Center Stage) 11:30 a.m.: St. John’s Jam Band (Center Stage) 12:30 p.m.: Twelve Corners Middle School Jazz Band & Select Choir (Center Stage) 12:30 p.m.: “Farmer Tom” Walsh (Children’s Stage) 1:30 p.m.: Smugtown Stompers (Center Stage) 4 p.m.: Meghan Koch and the Gentleman Callers (Center Stage) 4-8 p.m.: Wine & Chocolate Tasting (fees apply) 5:30 p.m. Tommy Brunett Band (Center Stage) 6 p.m.: “Farmer Tom” Walsh (Children’s Stage) 7 p.m.: The Marshall Tucker Band (Center Stage)
109 East Ave. 232-6000. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
The Lighthouse and the Whaler w/Gin & Bonnets, and Archimedes. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $7-$9. [ CLASSICAL ]
Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra Mother’s Day Concert. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 7 p.m. $5.
Rochester Folk Art Guild: Mozart for Mom’s Day. Christ
Clarion Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, 415 Thornell Rd. 85-2106. 3:30 p.m. $15. RPO: Haydn’s Big Surprise. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 2 p.m. $10-$24. RPYO: Classic Tales. Hale Auditorium, Roberts Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. 3 p.m. $5-$10.
POP | TEDDY GEIGER
Teddy Geiger is back in town to show us the softer side of his heart. Playing to the hometown crowd, one would assume his particularly heart-felt blend of blue-eyed pop (seriously — his eyes are disturbingly blue) would be even more so this evening as he swings in to promote his upcoming album “The Last Fears.” Tyler Hilton is taking a break from the demands of acting to show off his particular blend of folky rock and Americana, and Ryan Cabrera rounds out what has to be the best-looking selection of young men to come though town in some time. You can see Geiger, Hilton, and Cabrera Friday, May 10, 7 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $15$20. 13+ w/guardian, 16+ w/o. waterstreetmusic.com. — BY SUZAN PERO [ CLASSICAL ] The Bowties. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
[ R&B ]
Mitty & The Followers.
Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info.
When A Woman Loves: Celebration of a Mother’s Love ft. Anthony Dante, Danielle Ponder, Carlton Wilcox, Renee Anderson, Nate Anderson.
Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 5 p.m. $20-$45.
Manic Monday Retro Dance: C. Darren, DJ MaryKate. Bug
Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. 21+. Free.
Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. 6 p.m. $3, or $1 w/chicken wings. [ POP/ROCK ] Lilac Festival. Highland Park, 171 Reservoir Ave. May 19, 10:30 a.m. See website for full festival schedule. Free.
Me & The Boyz Special Mother’s Day Show. Pelican’s
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
Lich King w/ Cthulhu, The Gutted. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] The Dady Brothers. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 7:30 p.m. Free. Heather Maloney. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8:30 p.m. $8-$12. Hinkley, NOD, The Years. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. $5-$7. Jed Curran. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 7 p.m. Free.
Lilac Festival. Highland Park,
Tristan Omand w/Barry, Emma Lane, and Peter House. Bug Jar,
ECMS Spring Festival New Horizons Chamber Ensembles.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 7 p.m. Free. Jim Nugent. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 5:30 p.m. Free.
[ POP/ROCK ]
Ave. 8 p.m. $6-$8.
171 Reservoir Ave. May 19, 10:30 a.m. See website for full festival schedule. Free.
219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
TUESDAY, MAY 14
Drum Wars: Vinny and Carmine Appice. Pineapple
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. 5 p.m. Call for info.
Cory Kesselring w/B-FREE, Gamma Raid. Bug Jar, 219
MONDAY, MAY 13
Don Christiano-The Beatles Unplugged. Abilene Bar &
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Yellow Red Sparks. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 585454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info.
[ POP/ROCK ] Lilac Festival. Highland Park, 171 Reservoir Ave. May 19, 10:30 a.m. See website for full festival schedule. Free.
[ JAZZ ]
[ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
Mother’s Day Special ft. Tugboat, Tony Nelson, Joel Dow. Flying Squirrel
String Theory. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 8 p.m. Free.
Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $5-$7.
Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. The Titus Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 270-5365. 7 p.m. Free.
[ POP/ROCK ] Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15.
to the hundreds of people who came out to CITY Newspaper’s 4th Annual Best Busker Contest on Thursday, May 2 in the East End. As determined by YOUR votes, this year’s Best Buskers were:
1st Jug Band Dan Walpole
2nd Roger Kuhn
3rd Hieronymus Bogs
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Theater dramatic license, I guess, and even though Fanny necessarily gets to affirm her indomitable courage at the end, the finale is greyer and more shadowed than audiences were used to in such conventional fare. Post Stephen Sondheim, we take that sort of thing in stride.
Brynn Lucas and Jake Purcell in “Funny Girl,” now at the JCC CenterStage. PHOTO BY STEVEN LEVINSON
A not-especially-funny girl “Funny Girl” THROUGH MAY 19 JCC CENTERSTAGE, 1200 EDGEWOOD AVE. $18-$26 | 461-2000, JCCROCHESTER.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY MICHAEL LASSER
You can understand why a community theater would want to revive a fondly remembered musical like “Funny Girl.” It ran for more than 1300 performances when it first opened in 1964, thanks to a strong dramatic score by composer Jule Styne and lyricist Bob Merrill (despite some amateurishly clumsy wording in some of the songs) and a star-making performance by a young unknown named
Barbra Streisand. Isobel Lennart’s book purports to tell the story of Fanny Brice, a beloved comedian and singer who had died only 13 years earlier. Today, an audience remembers, if not Brice, then Streisand’s bravura performance in the 1968 movie adaptation from its countless reruns on television. The book begins with Fanny, a starstruck teenager living with her working-class mother near their Brooklyn saloon; the reallife prosperous but drunken father does not get a mention. Much of the story plays fast and loose with the facts so it can romanticize Brice’s life from her achievement of stardom, to her successful wooing by gambler Nick Arnstein and their parting after his imprisonment for embezzlement. Acceptable
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But the same bag that contains a revival’s advantages also shleps its pitfalls, and they are on full display in the CenterStage production currently playing at the Rochester JCC. “Funny Girl” is an oldfashioned vehicle, a non-stop star turn for a performer who can walk onstage and, until the final curtain, command the attention of the audience through the insistence of her personality and the force of her talent. Think Ethel Merman. Even think Barbra Streisand. Instead, this production offers us the likeable, talented Brynn Lucas, who is no Streisand, though much of her performance tries to imitate her predecessor’s authoritative belting and gamine-like awkwardness. She never escapes the burden of Streisand’s definition of the character. Despite the fine songs Styne and Merrill wrote for Fanny — “People” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” among others — Lucas also has a tendency to go flat whenever she starts to belt. The book calls for Brice to mug whenever she feels self-conscious or inadequate — and she feels that way a lot. But Lucas consistently overplays the already mannered dialogue and has little feel for comedy. She just isn’t especially funny. Part of the problem might lie in the fact that the story and its songs are so familiar that the comic production numbers featuring a pregnant bride and a soldier with a Yiddish accent aren’t surprising anymore. The book, sprinkled with bits of dialogue and business designed to get laughs, rarely got more than an occasional titter. Likewise, in the story’s
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most dramatic moments — the collapse of Fanny and Nick’s marriage — I felt little connection to them or between them. What you ask of a community theater doing a large musical is not what you ask of Broadway or even Geva. If the leading roles are good, you try to be flexible about supporting roles and production numbers. But Jake Purcell as Arnstein was stiff and unconvincing; there was little believable emotion between him and Lucas. Ed Popil hoofed gracefully as Fanny’s friend, Eddie Ryan, and Mary Krickmire as her mother got most of the laughs. Despite the limited budgets that many local theaters struggle with, Peggy Zorn’s costumes were too often ill fitting, and saddle shoes just won’t do as a substitute for spectators. The production lists no set designer; the anonymous work was adequate in a minimal sort of way — a table and a few chairs to suggest an apartment; a sofa, table, and grand piano to suggest a large house. Beth LaJoie’s lighting was properly gaudy during the production numbers and straightforward the rest of the time. Although “Funny Girl” is a conventional musical — just the sort of thing you expect a community theater and its audience to embrace — director Ralph Meranto’s production never sparkles. It lacks lift. And therein lies the mystery of theater. Last time out, CenterStage mounted an extraordinary production of a much more difficult work, Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County.” This time around, with something that sits square in the palm of anyone who has ever wanted to go out on stage to sing a note or tap a toe, the result is a little too close for comfort to being merely mediocre.
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Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. Paul Garland: “In Retrospect.” Through June 22. Wed-Sat noon-5 p.m. and by appointment. Reception May 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 232-6030. axomgallery.com. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. Paul Garland: “Confluence.” Through June 22. Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Reception May 9, 5-7 p.m. thegeiselgallery.com. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. Artists Breakfast Group Art Show. Through Jun 17. Reception May 10, 5-8 p.m. 271-5920. facebook.com/ABG.Rochester. Livingston Arts Center, 4 Murray Hill Dr. Apartment One Gallery: “Simple Gifts: The Artwork of Sharon Leary and Anne Clements”. Through Aug 10. 585 243-6785. livingstonarts. org.; New Deal Gallery: “Under the Influence: New Deal Painters And Their Artistic Influences.”. Through October 5. 585 243-6785. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Creative Workshop Spring Children’s Show. Creative Workshop. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Thu. 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. New Deal Gallery, 4 Livingston County Campus. “Under the Influence: New Deal Painters And Their Artistic Influences” and “Simple Gifts: The Artwork of Sharon Leary and Anne Clements.” 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S Main St. “Floral & Figures of Spring.”. Through June 16. Reception May 10, 6-8 p.m. 394-0030. prrgallery.com. [ CONTINUING ] 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. Our Cryptozoological Expedition into “The Elusive” A Presentation by the Huckle Buckle Boys.. Through May 25. 1975ish.com. Acanthus Café, 337 East Ave. “Bestest of Friends.” New artwork by Kristine A. Greenizen. 3195999. acanthuscafe.com. Aviv Cafe, 321 East Ave. “For Those Who Served” by John Retallack. Through May 31. 729-9916. Black Radish Studio, 274 N. Goodman. “Spirit of the River” by Richard Margolis. Through May 18. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 12-6 p.m. 413-1278. blackradishstudio.com.
ART EVENT | “SILVER AND WATER” PRINTING PERFORMANCE
Artist Lauren Bon and The Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio created “Silver and Water,” the brilliant, giantpinhole-camera-print installation currently on view at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.). The idea was to explore the ways that silver and water are interconnected through the themes of westward expansion, documentation of the west, the birth and growth of the silver screen, the plunder of vital resources, the resultant pollution, uncertain futures, and more. For the last two months an 8-foot-by-12-foot negative of Kodak’s chemical factory has been soaking in a shallow bath of water at Eastman House, its silver image slowly decaying and shifting over the paper. On Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m., Bon and her team will return to Rochester to complete the performance aspect of this installation. They invite the public to participate as they convert the Eastman House’s South Gallery into a darkroom for the evening. With audience participation, they will create a giant contact print from the decayed negative. The team will re-mine the silver from the water and reuse it in the future. The event is included in museum admission ($5-$12, free to members). For more information, call 271-3361, or visit eastmanhouse.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. “Backdoor Artists.” Through June 10. With Sue Higgins, Martin Heit, Nicki Millor, Emily Osgood, and Susan Sweet. 474-4116. email@example.com. Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. Beyond Barriers Exhibit. Through June 30. 275-3571. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. “Man vs Machine” Through May 30. Hours 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Featuring Bile, Cruk, Yewzer, John Magnus, Thievin’ Stephen, Spaceman, Derek Crowe, Mike Turzanski, Sidhe, Matt Ely, Doe Gawn, Adam
Maida, and Clayton Cowles. lobbydigital.com. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Draft 10” Through May 18. Mon 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri 12-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920. Cumming Nature Center Hurst Gallery, 6475 Gulick Rd. Nature in Art: Selections from the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 3746160. rmsc.org. Davison Gallery, Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College,
2301 Westside Dr. Senior Showcase. Through May 11. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 1-4 p.m. 594-6442. roberts.edu. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. “A Little Twisted: An Exploration of the Self.” BFA Painting Exhibit by Karen Nelson. Wed-Fri 11 a.m.noon, Sat-Sun noon-4 p.m. adifferentpathgallery.com. Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. “My journey of life through my art: a collection of work from my soul:” Mixed media work by Jessica Bell. Through end of May. gallery@ equalgrounds.com. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. “Searching for Spring” by Elizabeth Liano.. Through Jun 30. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery r, 100 College Ave. The School for American Crafts BFA Exhibition. Through May 11. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m. 256-3312. email@example.com. Geneva Historical Society, 543 South Main St. Geneva City School District Art Show. Through May 18. Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat, 1:30-4:30 p.m. 315-789-5151. genevahistoricalsociety.com. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “Silver and Water” Through May 26. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. Sweet Tea and Pecan Pie, Student Show. Through May 12. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. blogs. rochester.edu/hartnett.; Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-5 p.m. 275-4188. blogs. rochester.edu/hartnett. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Senior Art Exhibitions. Through May 20. Rooms 248 and 258. UR students Lauren Blair, Sharon Hector, Olivia Morgan, Kirsten Williamson, Carlos Tejeda, and Jacq Carpentier. 315-264-3151. firstname.lastname@example.org. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Worlds Apart: Ethiopia and Elsewhere. Featuring Jim Patton and David Perlman. Through May 12. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “Living Fabric” by Kathleen Kinkopf.. Through May 31. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com.
Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Alan Singer: Fact of Fiction. Through May 24. thelittle.org. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. The Art of J. Nevadomski and Allie Hartley. 232-9030. lux666.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. “Becoming Modern: Armory Show Artists at MAG” Through May 12. In Lockhart Gallery. “It Came From the Vault: Rarely Seen Works from MAG’s Collection. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. “Luminaria” Art lighting the path to wellness. Creative Wellness Coalition. 3253145 x144. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. “Under the Influence,” Artwork by Students from School Without Walls. Through May 12. Hours 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 546-8400 x3716. abmiller@ episcopalseniorlife.org. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. Annual Art Education Graduate Art Show. Through May 12. Tuesday-Thursday 12-5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 12-8 p.m.; Sunday 12-5 p.m. 389-2170. artsceneter.naz.edu. Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. Eastern Sensibility: Fine Art in Women’s Clothing. Through May 11. With Etsuko and Jae Hee. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 6244730. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. “Your Body” Anatomy Drawings by Carla Bartow. Through May 28. Reception May 11, 6-9 p.m. carlasswanktank.blogspot.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. “The Four Humors.” Through Jun 1. Tue-Fri 12-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. EAT IT. Including Stefani Bardin, Christine Chin, The Counter Kitchen (Stefani Bardin & Brooke Singer), Brady Dillsworth, Tatiana Kronberg, Andrzej Maciejewski, Spurse. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Alice in the Looking Glass: Illustrations and Artists’ Books 1865-2012. Through Aug 16. Rare Books & Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 275-4477.; Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community. Through Sep 30, 2013. mag.rochester.edu. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Made in NY 2013.
Through Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. 315-255-1553. mtraudt@schweinfurthartcenter. org. myartcenter.org. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St. Mona Oates and Wen-Hua Chen. Second Saturday, May 11, 12-4 p.m. Additional gallery hours are on Wednesdays from 12-5 p.m. shoefactoryarts.com. Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. Rare and Vintage Prints from the Collections of Nathan Lyons, Carl Chiarenza, and Spectrum Gallery. 461-4447. lumierephoto.com. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Rochester Art Club Spring Show. Through May 9. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery in Joseph S Skalney Welcome Center. rochesterartclub.org. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. “Let Them Eat Cake! Portraits of Pastries.”. 732-0036. email@example.com. shoefactoryarts.com. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. “It’s a Funny Story” Illustrations by Aarom Humby. 473-0503. tapandmallet.com. The Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Avenue. “One” by Aaron Benson.. Through May 24. On Saturday, May 25th, the artist will be sharing his techniques in a workshop at Genesee Pottery entitled Large Scale Architectural Handbuilding. The workshop is $60 for non-members and $50 for members, register. 2715183. geneseearts.org. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Connections” Arena Art Group. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 475-2866. firstname.lastname@example.org. rit.edu/fa/gallery. Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. “Shared Visions” by Jim and Gail Thomas. Through Jun 28. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri or by appointment. 770-1923. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. “ChemoToxic, I Am That, and other stories” by Willie Osterman. 442-8676. vsw.org. West Side Gallery, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. “Inside Out.” Solo thesis exhibition of Brockport BFA Student Ali Campbell. 7375191. brockport.edu. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market. “Based on a True Story: An Investigation of Family & Self Through Narrative Objects.” Through May 12. MFA Thesis continues on page 22
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DANCE | GEOMANTICS AT DOWNSTAIRS CAB
Enjoy a night of serious contemporary choreography paired with ragingly fun entertainment this weekend at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center (540 E. Main St.). “Your Life is Not Your Own” strings a dozen short stories together with brawny text and features the five-member Geomantics Dance Theater ensemble. The troupe will be joined by nine guest dancers from the SUNY Brockport Department of Dance and dancers from School of the Arts, as well as the quirky characters Quentin Corks, Shuffling Bags, Joy Jump Lightness, Cutouts Lady, Newton Newsby, and Frank the Flasher, who promise to kinetically illuminate these muchtoo-serious times. The show will be accompanied by live singing by the Rochester Women’s Community Chorus and original music by composer Eric Zabriskie. Performances take place Thursday-Friday, May 9-10, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at 3 & 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 12, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, with discounts available for seniors age 60+ and for full-time students. Get more information by call 325-4370 or visit downstairscabaret.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Art Exhibits Exhibition by Wil Eldgridge Sideman. Tue, Thu, Sat 10 a.m.2 p.m. email@example.com. attheyards.com.
Call for Artwork [ WED., MAY 8 ] 2nd Annual Irondequoit Art Trail. Through May 20. Reply by May 20. Open to Irondequoit artists. Trail dates July 26-27 544-7846. Call for Art!. ongoing. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St. The gallery is currently seeking artists working in all media. Please include the following in your email: - 3 to 5 jpeg images of current work - Artist statement - CV/Resume Kindly indicate
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whether you are submitting available work or work that is representative (315) 5210832. firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com. Call for Artists. ongoing. Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. 4614447. spectrumgalleryroc.com. Dichotomy Art Bizarre. Through May 16. Fundraising event only June 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Java’s on Gibbs St $30 per booth. info@dichotomyrochester. com. facebook.com/ dichotomyrochester. Fertile Imagination: Art & Agriculture. Through June 1. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Entry fee is $5. All entries must be submitted online via myartcenter. slideroom.com by June 1, 2013
to be eligible for consideration 315-255-1553. mtraudt@ schweinfurthartcenter.org. myartcenter.org. Member Showcase 2013. Through May 31. Arts & Cultural Council, 277 N. Goodman St Entry Deadline: May 31. 4734000. ArtsRochester.org. Vendors for Maplewood Rose Celebration. Through May 31. Takes place June 15-16 at Maplewood Park and Rose Garden $50 for both days 2333535. Yarn Bombing the South and Broad Street Area. Central Library, 115 South Ave. www. facebook.com/pages/ROC-theYarn-Bomb/494411860595773?ref=hl. 585-428-8150.
Art Events [ WED., MAY 8 ] Lauren Bon and The Optics Division/AgH2O Exhibition. May 8, 6 p.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Ingallery photograph printing performance. The team will create a print a giant negative included in the Silver and Water exhibition Included in museum admission $5-$12. eastmanhouse.org. [ SAT., MAY 11 ] Anderson Alley Artists Second Saturday Open House. second Saturday of every month, 12-4 p.m. Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St firstname.lastname@example.org. andersonalleyartists.com. [ MON., MAY 13 ] Annual School for American Crafts Walkthrough. May 13, 4 & 7 p.m. School for American Crafts, 73 Lomb Memorial Dr., Bldg 7A, Rm 2514. Free. 4756114. email@example.com.
Comedy [ THU., MAY 9 ] Judy Gold. May 9-11. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., MAY 10 ] Improv Comedy Battles. Fri 9:30 p.m. , Sat 7:30 p.m. Village Idiots Improv Comedy, 274 Goodman St. N. $5. 797-9086. VIP@ improvVIP.com. Village Idiots Improv Comedy, 274 Goodman St. N. $5. 797-9086. VIP@improvVIP.com.
Dance Events [ THU., MAY 9 ] “Your Life is Not Your Own.”. May 9-12. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 540 E. Main St Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m., sat 3 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $20. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com.
Festivals [ FRI., MAY 10 ] Lilac Festival. May 10-19, 10:30 a.m.-8:03 p.m. Highland Park, 171 Reservoir Ave Music, vendors, food, entertainment Free admission. lilacfestival.com. [ SAT., MAY 11 ] Tree Peony Festival of Flowers. Sundays, 10 a.m Linwood Gardens, 1912 York Rd. Suggested contribution $8, guided tour $12. 584-3913. firstname.lastname@example.org. linwoodgardens.org.
Kids Events [ WED., MAY 8 ] Pitch, Hit, and Run Event. May 8, 5 p.m. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St Official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Open to kids ages 7-14 Free 428-7521. cityofrochester. gov/sports. Submit Work for Rochester Teen Film Festival. Through June 7. Open call for film and videos in all genres from regional high school students. Deadline June 7. Festival takes place August 7 at Little Theatre go.naz.edu/rtff. [ THU., MAY 9 ] You’re Hired! For Teens. May 9, 3:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Grades 8-12 Free. 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. [ FRI., MAY 10 ] Day Out with Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013. May 1012, 8:45 a.m. Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave. Activities and storytelling aboard Thomas the Tank Engine $18. 798-6106. thomasandfriends.com/dowt. [ MON., MAY 13 ] Monday Toddler Book Club: Dragons and Friends. 10:30, 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square April: Dragons and Friends. May: Color me Happy. June: Garden Stories Included in admission: $13, under age 2 free. 263-2700. thestrong.org.
FESTIVAL | TREE PEONY FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS
Spring has finally bust wide open in our region, and the citywide sigh of relief and joy was almost audible. Everything is in bloom, boasting color and fragrance and drawing us out into the elusive Rochester sunshine. Time to celebrate! If the Lilac Festival is too much loud-crowd for your tastes, escape to Pavilion’s peaceful Linwood Gardens (1912 York Road) for the Tree Peony festival of flowers, which takes place SaturdaysSundays, May 11-12, 19-20, and 25-26. The gardens are located 35 miles southwest of Rochester in the farmlands of the Genesee Valley, and feature an historic landscape designed in the early 1900’s, and an Arts and Crafts-style summer house surrounded by ornamental trees and walled gardens, with sweeping views of the valley below. The festival runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, and will feature guided tours ($12, reservations required), and the music of dulcimers, bagpipes, alphorns, and recorders. Admission is a suggested $8 donation, which will benefit garden preservation efforts. Light fare, cookies, and tea cakes will be available for purchase. For more information, call 584-3913 or visit linwoodgardens.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Lectures [ WED., MAY 8 ] History of the Town of Canandaigua with Ray Henry. May 8, 6 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St. May 22 date: Historic and Culturally Significant Sites in Canandaigua Free, register. 394-1381. woodlibrary.org. Introduction to Yacht Racing Crew. May 8, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ THU., MAY 9 ] “Focus 45” Lunchtime Lecture. May 9, 12:15 p.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “Creating a Digital Shoebox” with Stacey VanDenburgh $3-$6. 2713361. eastmanhouse.org.
A Journey Through the Universe. May 9, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Rochester Birding Association General Meeting. May 9, 7:30 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave Brett Ewald: Caught in Monhegan’s Trap: Monhegan Island, Maine Free. rochesterbirding.com. Rochester Committee for Scientific Information Annual Meeting: Hydraulic Fractruring Issues. May 9. 11 a.m., UR Medical Center K-307 Auditorium, David Carpenter: “Hydrofracking: Are the risks worth the benefits?” 6-8 p.m., RIT’s NTID Panara Theatre, David Carpenter and David Kowalski Free urmc.rochester. edu.
Spring Lectures. May 9, 12:30 p.m. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. 5/9: “Gatsby Through the Lens of the 21st Century.” Sit down lunch at 11:45 a.m. available for $6 Free, register. 340-8655. penfieldrec.org. Wish You Were Here Photography Lecture. May 9, 6 p.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Lou Jones $3$6. 271-3361. eastmanhouse. org. [ SAT., MAY 11 ] Planting the Fittest: Survival in the Darwinian Garden. May 11, 9:30 a.m. Rochester Civic Garden Center, 5 Castle Park Lecturer: Karen Bussolini 4735130. rcgc.org.
[ SUN., MAY 12 ] Sunday Forum: Restoring Nature. May 12, 9:45 a.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street Jim Ekler, Senior Biologist at the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, will talk about the history and mission of Montezuma, with pictures of the refuge and wildlife Free. 325-4000. [ TUE., MAY 14 ] The Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience Lecture Series. May 14, 12-1 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. May 14: History of the Negro Leagues. Free. 428-8350. libraryweb.org/ pride&passion.
Reshaping Rochester: “Regional Choices.” May 14, 7-9 p.m. Gleason Works Auditorium, 1000 University Ave. With Charles (Chuck) Marohn and Peter Fleischer $15, free to students. 2710520. rrcdc.org. [ WED., MAY 15 ] Guild Opera Lecture: Heroic and Powerful Women in Opera. May 15, 7-8:30 p.m. Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St. With Agneta D. Borgstedt Free. 248-6275. operaguildofrochester.org. The Icarus Sessions. third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Hanlon-Fiske Studios, 34 Elton St. Free. 705-6581.
Literary Events [ WED., MAY 8 ] Book Discussion: “Into the Beautiful North” with Luis Alberto Urrea. May 8, 2 p.m. Parma Public Library, 5977 E. Henrietta Rd., Rush Free. 533-1370. Pure Kona Poetry Readings. 7 p.m. Acanthus Café, 337 East Ave. Local poets gather to read their latest works Free. 3195999. acanthuscafe.com. Spring Book Sale. Through May 11. Webster Library, 980 Ridge Rd Members only (memberships $8 at door) Wed-Thu 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Special sale on Friday, and Saturday shoppers can fill a bag of books for $3
or buy one book get one book free Free admission 872-7075. websterlibrary.org. [ THU., MAY 9 ] Just Poets: Lori Nolesco and Eddie Swayze. May 9. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. Free 5866020. bn.com. [ FRI., MAY 10 ] Book Reading: “An Ocean Between: 100 % American, 100 % Ukrainian” by Stephanie Sydoriak.. May 10, 7-9 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. $5, ages 18 and under free wab.org. [ SAT., MAY 11 ] Deep Fried Poetry Reading. May 11, 7 p.m. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market Featuring Joe Hall, Cori Winrock, and Angela
Veronica Wong. Doors open 6:30 p.m Donations accepted. email@example.com. attheyards.com. Literary Reading featuring Craig Raleigh. May 11, 5-7 p.m. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. Free. 637-5494. firstname.lastname@example.org. differentpathgallery.com. [ MON., MAY 13 ] Open Mike. second Monday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. [ TUE., MAY 14 ] Genesee Reading Series: M.J. Iuppa & Celeste Helene Schantz. May 14, 7:30 p.m. Writers and continues on page 25
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“Toof Fairies,” by the Huckle Buckle Boys, is part of the current show of mythic and cryptozoological wonders at 1975 Gallery. PHOTO BY ANGIE CARTER
Feral fellows “Our Cryptozoological Expedition into ‘The Elusive’” BY THE HUCKLE BUCKLE BOYS THROUGH MAY 25 1975 GALLERY, 89 CHARLOTTE ST. WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY NOON-8 P.M., SATURDAY NOON-7 P.M., SUNDAY NOON-5 P.M. 466-4278 | 1975ISH.COM [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Though we think we’re getting a firmer handle on this world, you could argue that as human beings increasingly set themselves as separate from other species, both in mind an in manner of living, our understanding of the creatures that share this planet has grown shakier and shakier. Some people study these untamed objects of fascination and create popular books and programs. But for many others, superstition results from detachment, and from chance encounters with the ever-stranger wild. A third path is taken by The Huckle Buckle Boys, who are back in Rochester with a new body of work that playfully 24 CITY MAY 8-14, 2013
explores various mythical beasties from around the world. The creators who brought us “Animal Obscura” in 2012 come back to 1975 Gallery with their own brand of wilderness studies. The Huckle Buckle Boys are freshly returned from a twomonth-long exploratory excursion, and I got the scoop at the exhibition opening as they spun the strangest yarns about their various encounters with distant cousins of tall tales, legends, and bits of folklore. Dozens of collaborative, colorful paintings capture centuries of chance and enchanted encounters through the artists’ own interpretations of brutes and critters. Inspired by the National Geographic Channel’s “Finding Bigfoot” series, intrepid artists Garrick Dorsett and Zach Rudy knew they could accomplish much more with even fewer resources. Empowered by a small grant — well, spare change found in several unattended vehicles — and fueled by booze, a root reportedly acquired from a shaman, courage, and imagination, the rag-tag pseudo-scientific duo set into the woods of the world and the collective unconscious of culture to see what there was to see. The endeavor kicked off with a scene that is
recreated in “Drinking Away Our Grant,” in which we find our fearless heroes steeling themselves for what’s to come at their dusky campsite, under the looming shadows of the forest, and possibly — ominously — something else. Though many of the subjects of this show will seem familiar to you, the realities of the beasts the boys found are much stranger than what you’ve ever heard or imagined. Several examples of the typical Big Foot species recline in the foreground of one image, with the lesser-known (possibly because the poor dear is so shunned) “Lil’ Foot” sitting in the background, his despair effectively captured by our sensitive artists. Unicorns from various times and places are recorded here, as are magnified versions of the wee “Toof Fairies,” and the lesserknown “Brazilian Waxed Condor” and the pensive “N’awlins Bog Monster, a.k.a. Steven Bogman Hershowitz,” who is reportedly the most shy and elusive of all the creatures found by the boys. A large part of our fascination with the wild is the danger it still poses to us mighty humans if we wander out of our fortress gardens. It’s a given that we
should take care with such imposing creatures as the fierce and many-teated “Floridian Gator Man,” or “Psycho William.” But don’t be taken in by the seemingly sweet ones, either. Explorers must take care around the adorable “Pigmy Chewps,” which are a close relative to the insatiable Chupacabra sighted in Mexico and the southern United States — these renderings are based on encounters with what might or might not have been owls — and the “Black-Eyed Kids,” who seem vulnerable but have leering grins and The Abyss for eyes. Note that the latter sighting wasn’t really a sighting, because those who encounter the Kids don’t really live to tell about it, say the Huckle Buckle Boys. A bit of our local fauna is represented in “The Lake Ontario Yeti in the Molting Stage,” which is a sadlooking fellow with a cold who was reportedly only looking for a cup of soup and a polite hello. Weather-worn Rochesterians who require the proper comforting sustenance for this harsh climate and often suffer from cabin fever must surely find themselves able to relate to such a beast. Though the boys painted the Yeti with sensitivity toward his plight, they followed the typical protocol for such an encounter and bolted. Other times, the encounters resulted in an alliance of sorts, as evidenced by the recreation of “Suggasquatch,” an extremely shy forest friend whose identity was protected with a pretty sugar-skull mask, and who out of apparent respect for the explorers twisted his fingers into the traditional HBB emblem, which the boys insist is not “flashing a gang symbol.” Traditional academics might turn up their noses at the methods of the Huckle Buckle Boys, but you couldn’t find a more serious or dedicated pair of pursuers of the obscure. But don’t take my word for it. Hear the boys recount their exciting tales themselves by giving a listen to the audio tour when you visit the gallery during the run of the show.
KIDS | DAY OUT WITH THOMAS
Before I was old enough to care about The Beatles, I knew Ringo Starr as the magical Mr. Conductor on PBS’s kids’ show, “Shining Time Station,” the American spin-off of the popular “Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.” This program may or may not have set in motion my imagination’s tendency to assign personalities and moods to inanimate objects, but that’s neither here nor there. The current incarnation of the ever-popular show is “Thomas & Friends.” You can take your own kiddos to ride aboard a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine this weekend at Medina Railroad Museum (530 West Ave., Medina) for Day Out with Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013. Little engineers and their families will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, and enjoy a day of Thomasthemed arts & crafts, storytelling, and more. The event takes place Friday-Sunday, May 10-12 and 17-19, 8:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are $18 and free to kids under age 2, and can be purchased by calling 866-468-7630, or by visitingticketweb.com/ thomas.html. For more information, call 798-6106 or visit railroadmuseum.net. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
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Museum Exhibit [ WED., MAY 8 ] “Bringing Down the Attic”. Through Aug. 3. Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut St Explore the hidden collection at the museum Free. 315-946-4943. waynehistory.org. Brotherhood: Freemasonry in Geneva/Geneva’s Changing Landscapes. Through May 18. Geneva Historical Society, 543 South Main St Through May 18. Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat 1:30-4:30 p.m 315-789-5151. email@example.com. genevahistoricalsociety.com. The Pride & Passion: The AfricanAmerican Baseball Experience. Through June 14. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Through June 14. Reception May 5 2-4 p.m. For more events visit site 585428-8150. www3.libraryweb.org/ pridepassion/home.aspx. “Rochester Baseball: From Mumford’s Meadow to Frontier Field.”. Through June 14. Lower Link Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Ave. 4288053. libraryweb.org. [ SAT., MAY 11 ] GCVM Opening Day: Chocolate Weekend. May 11, 10 a.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd. $9.50-$15.50. 538-6822. gcv.org.
[ SUN., MAY 12 ] Mother’s Day at GCVM: Fashions & Chocolate. May 12, 10 a.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd. Attend a fashion show featuring selected garments and reproductions from the museum’s historic clothing collection. Free admission for Moms $9.50$15.50. 538-6822. gcv.org.
Recreation [ WED., MAY 8 ] Historic Landscape Garden Tours. Tuesdays-Sundays George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Tue-Fri noon, Sat noon & 3:30 p.m., Sun 3:30 p.m Included in admission: $5-$12. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. [ THU., MAY 9 ] Rochester Birding: Thousand Acre Swamp. May 9, 7:30 a.m. The Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, 1581 Jackson Road Free. 2560485. rochesterbirding.com. Twilight Tours. 7 p.m Mount Hope Cemetery, North Gate, 791 Mt. Hope Ave. $5, members and under 16 free 461-3494. fomh.org. [ FRI., MAY 10 ] Public Star Party: Saturn. May 10, 9:30-10:45 p.m. Mendon Ponds Park, Douglas Road Free 7039876. rochesterastronomy.org. [ SAT., MAY 11 ] 2013 Arthritis Walk. May 11, 10:30 a.m. Genesee Valley Park, Elmwood Ave. Roundhouse/ Riverbend/Canalside Shelters.
Registration Opens at 9:30 a.m (585) 683-5734. kintera.org/faf/home/default. asp?ievent=1046470. 5k Run for Fun 2013. May 11, 9 a.m. CP Rochester, 3399 Winton Rd South Proceeds will benefit fitness and wellness initiatives for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities $20 by 4/13, $25 after. 334-6000 x1339. CPRochester.com/RunForFun. Annual Bill Lawler Huntingstons 5k race/walk. May 11, 9 a.m. Matthews East End Grill, 200 East Ave. $20 before, $25 the day of the race. 454-4280. facebook.com/AnnualBillLawlerHuntingtons5kRace. Birder Trip: Island Cottage Woods Area and Durand Eastman Park. May 11, 7:30 a.m. Meet at Island Cottage lot at Island Cottage Rd. and Edgemere Dr. Wear boots Free. 503-2534. rochesterbirding.com. Clean Sweep. May 11, 9 a.m.1 p.m. Genesee Valley Park, Elmwood Ave. 428-5990. cityofrochester.gov/cleansweep. Family Nature Club: Explore a Bird’s Life Library Program. May 11, 10-11:30 a.m. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3395 US Route 20 East Register. 315-568-5987 x229. Tasha_Daniels@fws.gov. Free Scenic Guided Paddle. May 11, 9-11 a.m. Rent own craft 340-8655. penfieldrec.org. GVHC Event. May 11, 10 a.m. Crescent Trail, strenuous/hilly 5 mile hike Free. 247-9237. Also May 11, 1 p.m. Durand Park, Zoo Rd. lot Leisurely/easy 3 mile hike, Durand Arboretum Free. 319-5794. gvhchikes.org. Public Tour of South Section of Mount Hope Cemetery. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue Meet: Cemetery Office, South entrance opposite the Distillery restaurant. $5, members and kids under 16 free 4613494. fomh.org. Serendipity Walk. May 11, 9:3011:30 a.m. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. $3, $10/ family requested donation. 3746160. rmsc.org. Turning over a New Leaf. May 11, 10 a.m. The Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, 1581 Jackson Road Free. 773-8911. [ SUN., MAY 12 ] 12th annual Pink Ribbon Run & Family Fitness Walk fundraiser. May 12. Genesee Valley Park, Elmwood Ave. (585) 683-5734. breastcancercoalition.org. GVHC Event. May 12, 9 a.m. Bay Park West. Strenuous/hilly 4-5 mile hike Free. 465-0990. gvhchikes.org. Public Tour of North Section of Mount Hope Cemetery. 2 p.m Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue Except May 12 see Special Events. $5, members and kids under 16 free 461-3494. fomh.org. Rochester Birding: Powder Mills Park & The Auburn Trail. May 12, 7:30 a.m. Meet at Powder Mills Park Fish Hatchery lot on Park Rd Free 264-1704. rochesterbirding.com.
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FILM | REEL MIND FILM FESTIVAL
We readily recognize that health issues result in part from toxic environmental factors, but don’t always give the same consideration to the effects that the sick and ailing world has on its people. Any step we can take to increase the sensitivity with which we treat mental illness — or any illness, for that matter — is a good step. The annual Reel Mind Film & Theatre Series features films and performances about mental illness, addiction, and brain disorders. The fourth season kicks off this week with an art exhibit and film screening at Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave.) on Tuesday, May 14. At 6 p.m., check out “Luminaria,” an art exhibit by mental-health consumers curated by the Mental Health Association’s Creative Wellness Coalition. At 7 p.m., watch “In a Dream,” (pictured) an award-winning documentary chronicling the work and mentalhealth struggles of artist Isaiah Zagar, who has covered more than 50,000 square feet of Philadelphia with stunning mosaic murals. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Memorial Art Gallery Chief Curator Marjorie Searle, Creative Wellness Coalition Art Therapist Leslie Werlin, and guest artists. More screenings will take place in late May and June. Tickets are $8 per event, or $28 for the series of four. For more information and the schedule of events, call 325-3145 x100 or visit reelmindfilmfest.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
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Roaring 20s Party. May 8. At Solera & Cheshire, 647 South Ave. 232-3070. Roc Nerd Nite VIII. May 8, 7 p.m. Veritas Wine Bar, 217 Alexander
[ THU., MAY 9 ] A Benefit Against Bullying. May 9, 7 p.m. Tala Vera, 155 State St. Fashion show, poetry, dance, more 546-3845. tala-vera.com. Film Trivia Night. May 9, 8 p.m. Pandaman Toys, 209 Monroe Ave. Teams of 3-4 people. Presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists, University of Rochester Chapter (AMIA UR) $5 at door 4208965. pandamantoys.com. Happy Hour & Prerace *Party* Huntingtons 5k race/walk. May 9 & 6 p.m. Matthews East End Grill, 200 East Ave. facebook.com/AnnualBillLawlerHuntingtons5kRace. 585-454-4280. Room Full of Sisters. May 9. Holiday Inn Conference Center, 75 North St., Auburn $30-$48, register. roomfullofsisters.com. Women’s Health Night Fundraiser. May 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fore Performance, Winton Plaza $20. 546-8280. firstname.lastname@example.org. YWCP Mother/Daughter Spa Night. May 9, 6-8 p.m. Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave 15% of Babo sales made at the event will go towards this amazing All Girls Public School 271-1313. raom.org. [ FRI., MAY 10 ] Alternative Music Film Series. May 10. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. The evening includes a reception, 30-minute video by Rochester Movie Makers chairman Stan Main, and 8 pm performance by the UK band China Crisis. May 10: “Urgh! A Music War” (1982). $10. 276-8950. email@example.com. mag.rochester.edu. Film & Dialogue: Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle. May 10, 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. RSVP. thebaobab.org.
Master Gardener Plant Sale. May 10-19. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave During Lilac Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily 461-1000. mycce.org/monroe. [ SAT., MAY 11 ] 12th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade. May 11, 10 a.m.-noon. Washington Square Park, S. Clinton Avenue at Washington Square dachshundparade.com. 2013 Discovery Ball. May 11, 6 p.m. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St Fundraising event for Wilmot Cancer Center. Black Tie required, black and white admired. Honoring this years Inspiration Award Winner Georgiana Zicari 276-4716. shannon.martin@rochester. edu. wccdiscoveryball.com. Big Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 127 Railroad St. Art, books, clothes, handmade soap, zines, more facebook.com/ smugtownmushrooms. Céad Mile Fáilte: One Thousand Welcomes. May 11, 7-9 p.m. Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame, 175 S. Main St. Free, donations appreciated. 396-7210. galleryandframe.com. Fitness Day for Water for South Sudan. May 11, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Penfield Sport & Fitness Club, 667 Panorama Trail, Penfield Donations accepted. 383-0410. waterforsouthsudan.org. Garden Plant Sale. May 11, 9 a.m. St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave. Prices start at $1 442-3544. stthomasrochester.org. Mental Health Association Youth Expo: Planning for the Future. May 11, 1-5 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. 325-3145 x137. mharochester.org. Mother’s Day Brunch. May 11, 12-2 p.m. Medina Theatre Company, 601 Main Street, Medina $6.95-$11.95, register. 993-2274.
SPECIAL EVENT | ROARING 20S PARTY
While the world fell apart during the 1920’s, inside the speakeasies the rebellious youth of America created their own defiant version of opulence and fun. Despite lawlessness and poverty, the Roaring 20’s will forever be glorified for the decade’s glamorous style with a kick of reckless abandon. Hollywood and its fans will re-pique our interest in the era with Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel “The Great Gatsby,” which stars the dreamy Leo DiCaprio and hits theaters on May 10. Solera and Cheshire (647 South Ave., lower and upper levels, respectively focusing on wine and cocktails) will hold a Roaring 20’s party on Wednesday, May 8, to celebrate the upcoming premiere of the film. The fête gets going at 5 p.m. and will wind up around 11 p.m. There has arguably never been a more delicious decade for drinking. Think gin rickeys, mint juleps, champagne, sauternes, and various classic cocktails. Or try one of Cheshire’s Gatsby-inspired creations like the old school, old money “East Egg,” finished with house-made tobacco bitters; or the sparkling “West Egg,” which is garnished with 24 karat gold. Admission is free. Dress to impress! For more information, call 232-3070 or visit solerawinebar.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Mother’s Tea. May 11, 12:30 & 3 p.m. Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St $14-$24. 3944922. sonnenberg.org.
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1 & 3 p.m $7 flights paired with chocolate or cheese. 223-4210 x2. casalarga.com. Opera on Screen at the Little: “Nabucco”. May 12, noon. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. $18-$20. thelittle.org. Springtime Trolley Rides. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd 20 minute rides depart at noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m $4-$5, under age 12 free. 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org. [ TUE., MAY 14 ] Alternatives for Battered Women’s 4th Annual Celebration of Hope. May 14, 7:30-9 a.m. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. Free, RSVP. 232-5200 x265. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Reel Mind Theatre & Film Series. May 14. reelmindfilmfest.org. Rochester Bicycle Film Festival. May 14, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Cinema Theatre, 957 S. Clinton Ave. $6. 271-1785. https://facebook.com/ events/138064749714306/. Wall\Therapy Indiegogo Party. May 14, 7-9 p.m. Cure, 50 Public Market One drink + hor d’oeuvres/ cash bar available $15 suggested donation at door. 585-563-7941. indiegogo.com/projects/walltherapy-2013-fundraiser.
Sports [ THU., MAY 9 ] Rochester Razorsharks vs. Albany Legends. May 9, 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $10-$32. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Theater “Funny Girl.” JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through May 19. Thu 7 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $18-$26. 461-2000. jcccenterstage.org. High School (non) Musical. School of the Arts, 45 Prince St Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 5 p.m $5-$9. 325-3434. sotarochester.org. “Legally Blonde, The Musical.” A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St Through May 19. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Fri May 17 & Sun May 19 3 p.m $12-$15. 935-7173. mjtstages. com. “Les Miserables.” Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Tue-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m Tickets start at $37.50. 222-5000. email@example.com. rbtl.org. “The Life of Leo Wool.” RAPA, 727 E. Main St Greater Rochester Repertory Companies. Through May 19. Fri-Sat May 10-11, 1718, 7:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun May 1819, 2 p.m $15-$20. 325-3366. Medicine in Musicals. Auditorium at the University of Rochester, Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 E. River Rd. medicineinmusicals@ gmail.com. facebook.com/ events/152758628238648. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Jun 2. Wed-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m., Tue 6 p.m., Wed May 15 7:30 p.m Tickets start at $30. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org.
MuCCC College Theater Festival. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave FriSat 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 8 p.m $6$15. 866-811-4111. muccc.org. “Murder at the Medina Theatre.” The Medina Theatre Company, 601 Main St. Medina. $49.95, register. 993-2274. facebook.com/ themedinatheatrecompany. “A Night at the Opera.” Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Sat 7:30 p.m. $8. 3952787. brockport.edu/finearts. Utopia, Ltd. or The Flowers of Progress. Salem United Church of Christ, 60 Bittner St Off-Monroe Players. Through May 19. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m Free. 2325570. off-monroeplayers.org. “Palmer Park.” The Space Theater and Gallery, 1199 East Main Street Through May 18. Proceeds from the production will benefit Dr. Freddie Thomas High School and its program for transitioning 8th graders $5-$15. 269-4673. outofpocketproductions.org. Rainbow Theatre Festival: “The Fat Boy.” Bread & Water Theatre, 243 Rosedale St. Through May 19. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (May 19 only) $6-$12. 271-5523. BreadandWaterTheatre.org. Respect: A Musical Journey of Women. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $26-$39. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. “The Villain Took a Chip Shot.” Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. Through May 18. FriSat 8 p.m $12-$15. 340-8655. penfieldplayers.org.
Workshops [ WED., MAY 8 ] Basic Espresso Techniques. 7-8:30 p.m Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. $25 per class. 319-5279. firstname.lastname@example.org. joebeanroasters.com. Family Development Class: “Teen Communication.”. May 8, 6-8 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. Free, RSVP. 3253145 x131. mharochester.org May 8, 6-8 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of pre-teens and teens Free, RSVP. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. Small Business Council Boot Camp #3: The Social Media Craze. May 8, 7:45 a.m. Mario’s, 2740 Monroe Ave. Presented by: Jenny Lesczinski, Eric Mower & Associates $25, SBC members free. 271-1111. rochestersbc.com/. [ THU., MAY 9 ] Rochester Makerspace Open Nights. 6-10 p.m. Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul St. #23. Free. 210--0075. rochestermakerspace.org. [ FRI., MAY 10 ] Borosilicate Glass: Couples Date Night. May 10, 7-11 p.m. Roc Arc & Flame Center, 125 Fedex Way $150, register. 349-7110. rocafc.com. Expanding Your Toy Chest: Sex Toys 101. May 10, 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. 18+ & women only. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.
[ SAT., MAY 11 ] Culinary Basics II “Searing, Sauteing, and Pan Roasting with Bridgette Pendleton. May 11, 122:30 p.m. The Culinary Center at Vella, 237 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd $75, register. 421-9362. vellaculinarycenter.com. Rose Culture & History. May 11, 2 p.m. Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd Free, RSVP. 223-1222 x100. trish@ waysidegardencenter.com. Smell the Roses for Mother’s Day. May 11, 2-4 p.m. Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd Free, RSVP. 223-1222 x100. trish@ waysidegardencenter.com. [ MON., MAY 13 ] Burgers Are On! 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. Learn to make tuscan white bean burgers, spinach chickpea burgers, and corn burgers with sundried tomatoes $30. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Family Development Class: “The First Key to Successful Parenting.”. May 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of children up to 5 years old Free, RSVP. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. You Want Me to Do What? Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking. May 13, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ TUE., MAY 14 ] African World History Class. 7:30-9 p.m. Baobab Cultural
Center, 728 University Ave. $5 donation requested per session. email@example.com. thebaobab.org. Family Development Class: “Cooperation for Younger Children.” May 14, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of children ages 5-12 Free, RSVP. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. [ WED., MAY 15 ] 3rd Wednesdays with Rochester Brainery and Lento: Spring Vegetables!. May 15, 6-7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. Join chef and owner of Lento, Art Rogers as he demonstrates three fantastic spring vegetable dishes as well as three ways to prepare rhubarb. If you have any allergies, please let us know as we can accommodate them $50. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. Developing An Appropriate Risk Management Plan. May 15, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. Family Development Class: “Teen Responsibility.” May 15, 6-8 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of preteens and teens 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org.
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Movies Theaters Searchable, up-to-the-minute movie times for all area theaters can be found at rochestercitynewspaper.com, and on City’s mobile website.
Brockport Strand 93 Main St, Brockport, 637-3310, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Canandaigua Theatres 3181 Townline Road, Canandaigua, 396-0110, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Cinema Theater 957 S. Clinton St., 271-1785, cinemarochester.com
Culver Ridge 16 2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit 544-1140, regmovies.com
Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361, dryden.eastmanhouse.org
Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420, regmovies.com
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A portrait of the artists and their muse [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA
The French movie “Renoir” deals with the two great bearers of that name, Pierre Auguste, the famous Impressionist painter, “Renoir” and his son Jean, one of the most important (R), DIRECTED BY GILLES BOURDOS film directors of the 20th century. It takes NOW PLAYING place in 1915, during the First World War, in the French Riviera, where the painter, despite Whatever the complications and challenges crippling arthritis that forces him to have in making any motion picture, films about his brushes taped to his hands and demands great artists, especially in the graphic and constant attention from a bevy of servants, plastic arts, should really make themselves. continues to practice his art. Beyond the inherent interest in the life of a Two connected events propel the film’s particular famous person, the sheer process action: the arrival of a new young woman, of creation holds its own fascination, and Andrée (Christa Theret), to model for Renoir above all, the images themselves provide a (Michel Bouquet), and the return of his son rich possibility for the cinematographer — Jean (Vincent Rottiers), who has been wounded art, as it must, inspires art. in combat, on convalescent leave. The lovely Andrée’s coloring and personality inspire the aged painter to create some of his best known and most beautiful work; she also inspires Jean in a somewhat different direction. Jean falls in love with her and the two conduct a passionate affair Michel Bouquet as the titular Impressionist painter in “Renoir.” PHOTO COURTESY SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS
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Auguste, who particularly admires Titian, tells Jean that red-haired Andrée is his perfect model, that her skin absorbs the light and that for his painting, only the flesh matters. That perception underlines the vivid and palpable sensuality of the entire film, its devotion to the glowing surfaces of its subjects, whether the fields, ponds, and woods of its location, Renoir’s farmhouse, or the beauty of the models and the grace of their gestures and poses. The picture exploits the subject of art in some less obvious ways, showing both the painter and his work and Jean’s screening of some reels of early film — movies within the movie in a sense accompany the notion of paintings within the movie and perhaps even prefigure the new art that will dominate the new century. It also shows, in the person of the crippled, irascible old painter, some of the heroism of art, his dedication to his vision in the face of pain and near paralysis. At the same time, it also suggests that the young Renoir’s courage, barely recognized within the action, surely makes him a hero as well. “Renoir” uniquely reflects two careers in art, the differences and perhaps the connections between the great painter and the great filmmaker, a really remarkable juxtaposition. As a film about art it ranks with another French work, “Tous les Matins du Monde,” both historically true, both beautiful.
Summer movie season has officially arrived with the release of “Iron Man 3,” the third (and-a-half, including last summer’s “The Avengers”) chapter in the story of billionaire industrialist and inventor, Tony Stark. The film continues Marvel Studios’ winning formula of picking interesting filmmakers for their mega-budget superhero blockbusters over more commercially viable (i.e. boring) options. Shane Black, the director and co-writer of “Iron Man 3,” is responsible for the screenplay to action classic “Lethal Weapon,” but his only directing credit is the brilliant 2005 neo-noir “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” (which just so happened to also star Robert Downey Jr.). He proves to be an exciting choice, adding his own sensibility to what could otherwise have been a middle-of-the-road comic-book adaptation, improving immensely on the disappointing “Iron Man 2,” and kicking off “Phase 2” of Marvel’s cinematic universe in spectacular fashion. As the film begins, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr., proving once again that this is a role he was born to play) is suffering
Iron Man and Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man 3.” PHOTO COURTESY WALT DISNEY PICTURES
from anxiety attacks and insomnia due to some post-traumatic stress leftover from the events of “The Avengers.” The stress has begun to take its toll on his relationship with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Stark’s girlfriend, and now acting CEO of Stark Enterprises. To make matters worse, a new threat appears in the form of a Bin Laden-type terrorist known as The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley), who periodically takes over the nation’s airwaves to taunt the population and claim responsibility for a number of bombings across the country. And because that’s clearly not nearly enough conflict, Guy Pearce is also thrown into the mix, playing ambitious entrepreneur Aldrich Killian, who pops up at Stark Enterprises intent on pedaling some new bio-tech mumbojumbo he dubs Extremis, which is capable of regenerating damaged human tissue, but has the unfortunate side effect of sometimes making its test subjects explode. Despite an overabundance of plot, what’s most surprising about “Iron Man 3” is the relatively introspective tone the story takes; rare for a superhero film, the plot is largely character-driven in nature. The film is ultimately about Stark learning to function as a person outside of the armor and finding ways to utilize the resourcefulness and intellect that are his true superpowers. It’s in this way that Black finds ways to make the movie his own, complete with several of his favorite thematic elements, from buddy-cop-style banter to the Christmas setting. It’s a compliment to say that it often feels more like a Shane Black film than a Marvel movie. I was concerned by the overly serious tone all the trailers had taken leading up to the film’s release, but I had little reason to worry — the film is often laugh-out-loud funny. The script, co-written by Drew Pearce, gets a lot of great material out of Stark’s teaming up with a young boy for a lengthy portion of the movie. Kid
sidekicks are usually a recipe for disaster, but Downey has a nice rapport with young actor Ty Simpkins and Black does a nice job balancing the few moments of heart with a healthy dose of snarkiness, so that the plotline never grows too cloying. Black is equally adept with the action set pieces, with the highlight being the spectacular rescue of the passengers of a hijacked Air Force One. As a writer, Black doesn’t have Joss Whedon’s gift for allowing every member of an ensemble cast their moment to shine, but he comes damn close. Downey basically is Tony Stark at this point, so I’m not sure if that qualifies as coasting or not, but he brings a vulnerability to the role this time around that elevates the character. Gwyneth Paltrow’s portrayal of Pepper has always been one of the best elements of the Iron Man movies, and her chemistry with Downey is undeniable, but none of the movies have ever known quite what to do with her. Here, the story toys with making her a badass character in her own right, but then relegates her to the damsel-in-distress role for a significant portion of the film. Kingsley is flat-out great as The Mandarin. It’s difficult to talk about his plotline without giving too much away, but let’s just say that significant liberties have been taken with his character compared to the comic iteration, and they play out brilliantly. Pearce is also quite good, and Killian is an effective villain, but his scheme is overly convoluted with so many separate components that I never entirely understood how they all fit together. But let’s be honest, supervillain world-domination plots are rarely logically sound, so it’s really more of an added bonus when they legitimately make sense. What matters is that Shane Black has crafted an exciting summer movie that doesn’t sacrifice character for action, and in his capable hands, “Iron Man 3” is a total blast.
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 8 p.m. A 1980s spin on Cyrano de Bergerac, Roxanne stars Steve Martin. Too shy to initiate a courtship with the lovely Roxanne (Daryl Hannah), he pours his soul into letters he ghostwrites for hunky fireman Chris that win Roxanne’s heart. Martin gives one of his best performances in this beloved romantic comedy. (Fred Schepisi, US 1987, 107 min.)
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Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] 2013 ROCHESTER BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL (NR): Two cycling documentaries, “Singletrack High” and “Race Across America,” as well as four short films, will be screened in honor of Rochester Bike Week. Cinema (Tue, May 14, 6:30 p.m.) THE ANGELS’ SHARE (NR): After narrowly avoiding jail, a new father vows to improve his life for the sake of his infant son. Little BAND OF SISTERS (2012): This documentary follows a group of nuns who use their positions to fight for social justice and civil rights in the 1960’s. Dryden (Sat, May 11, 8 p.m.; Sun, May 12, 2 p.m.) DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978): One of Terrence Malick’s most celebrated films, starring Richard Gere as a migrant worker who convinces the woman he loves to marry a rich, but ill, wheat farmer so they can inherit his fortune. Dryden (Thu, May 9, 8 p.m.) THE FALLEN IDOL (1948): Director Carol Reed adapts a story by Graham Greene, about a butler who dreams of escaping his lot in life and the young boy under his care who idolizes him. Dryden (Wed, May 8, 8 p.m.) THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13): F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic Jazz Age novel gets the Baz Luhrmann treatment in this glitzy adaptation. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, and Isla Fisher. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster NABUCCO (opera): Italian opera based on the biblical story of Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. Little (Sun, May 12, noon; Tue, May 14, 6:30 p.m.) NOT MY LIFE (NR): This documentary examines the problem of human trafficking victimizing men, women, and children all around the world. Little THE OUTSIDE MAN (1972): A French contract killer is hired to assassinate a high-level mafia boss but ends up on the run from both sides of the law in this 1970’s crime thriller. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Roy Schneider, and Ann-Margret. Dryden (Tue, May 14, 8 p.m.) PEEPLES (PG-13): Average Joe Craig Robinson crashes his rich girlfriend’s family reunion in order to ask for her hand in marriage in this comedy from producer Tyler Perry. Also starring Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier. Culver Ridge, Eastview, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Webster ROXANNE (1987): Steve Martin writes and stars in this hilarious adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, about a large-nosed fire chief who uses a more handsome double to woo the woman of his dreams (Darryl Hannah). Dryden (Fri, May 10, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 21 & OVER (R): Straight-arrow college student Jeff Chang decides
to cut loose for the first time when his best friends plan a debaucherous night of celebrating in honor of his 21st birthday, putting his academic future in jeopardy. Movies 10 42 (PG-13): Brian Helgeland writes and directs this biopic about Jackie Robinson as he’s signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers under team GM Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford). Also starring Chadwick Boseman, Christopher Meloni, and Alan Tudyk. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Vintage, Webster ADMISSION (PG-13): Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in this romantic dramedy, which means that even if the movie’s terrible, it will still be worth watching because hey, Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. Also starring Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn, and Michael Sheen. Movies 10 THE BIG WEDDING (R): A family tries to get along during a weekend wedding celebration in this comedy starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Katherine Heigl, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (R): A journalist discovers the identity of a wanted former member of militant group the Weather Underground in this political thriller directed by and starring Robert Redford. With Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Nick Nolte, Stanley Tucci, and Anna Kendrick. Henrietta, Pittsford THE CROODS (PG): A prehistoric family sets off on an epic journey to find a new home after their cave is destroyed in this animated family adventure film from Chris Sanders (“How to Train your Dragon”). Featuring the voice talents of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, and Cloris Leachman. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Vintage EVIL DEAD (R): Sam Raimi produced this remake of his 1981 classic horror film, about five friends who stumble across a Book of the Dead while vacationing in a cabin in the woods. Hijinks ensue. Culver Ridge G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13): In this sequel based on the film inspired by a line toys, the G.I. Joes once again battle the evil forces of the Cobra empire. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, and Bruce Willis. Vintage THE HOST (PG-13): Based on the Stephanie Meyer novel, where instead of vampires and werewolves, this time the love story involves alien invaders bent on enslaving the human race. Directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt, and Diane Kruger. Movies 10 IDENTITY THIEF (R): Hijinks ensue as Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy explore the
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Jam Section BRIAN MARVIN lead vocalist, is looking for a job and is looking to form band (Classic Rock) with lead guitarist, bassist, drummer & rhythm guitars Covers & originals 585-4735089 CALLING ALL MUSICIANS OF ALL GENRES the Rochester Music Coalition wants you! Please register on our website. For further info: www. rochestermusiccoalition.org info@rochestermusiccoalition. org 585-235-8412 CLASSIC ROCK COVER BAND? Experienced Young Drummer available to play - Led Zeppelin, Rush, etc. Looking for Guitar, Bass and Vocals. Contact through: http://www.youtube. com/user/Chaztize7 EXPERIENCED LEAD VOCALS Seeks employment. Pat experience Inkspots, Platters, Drifters, James Brown among many. Leroy Harris. Contact Bobby 585-328-4121 Specialties, classics, R&B Soul. I SAY New Wave peaked in 1977-81. Who wants to play Blondie, The Cars, The Ramones, Squeeze, Elvis
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Truly a Maplewood Gem 76 Gorsline Street City Living? 76 Gorsline Street is it! This gracious early 20th century home is in the Maplewood neighborhood, known for its historic parks, tree-lined streets, and fascinating architecture. The homes in Maplewood are set back from the street and many retain their original historic character. From the corner of Gorsline and Lake Avenue, it is four miles north to Lake Ontario and four miles south to downtown. Gorsline Street is within easy walking distance to Maplewood Park, the Genesee Riverway Trail, and the commercial amenities on Lake Avenue. The neighborhood also boasts the active Maplewood Neighborhood Association (learn more at www.maplewood.org). This lovely property is a wonderful mix of old and new. The current owner of twenty years has carefully cared for the house, maintaining the original dark wood floors, doors, window seats, book cases, columns, and pocket door. He also has maintained the boiler and radiators, which are a wonderful steady source of heat. The touch of today is in the warmth of the paint colors, updated kitchen and landscaping. This Colonial Revival style house features the main entrance on the west side, through an enclosed three season sun porch (one of four porches!). The entrance opens into the original foyer, which still has the original front door and doors to a closet and basement. Entering the living room through the columned doorway is a step back to 1900, but with contemporary
touches. The room features original wood floors, wood burning fire place, large window seat, and built in cabinets. Returning to the foyer, there is a powder room, then the formal dining room. Again, the dark wood floors, window seat, pocket door and French door to another porch â€“ the dessert porch! The large, eat-in kitchen has been expanded by opening it to the butlerâ€™s pantry but most of the original pantry cabinets remain. A back door opens to a deck, garage and delightful back yard with lilacs, flowering pear, pink dogwood and red bud trees. Upstairs has a large hall with the typical built-in linen closet, a full bath, and a laundry chute in the attic stairway. There are four generous bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet and one with a sleeping porch. This property has numerous updates and a beautifully landscaped front yard. The home offers 2,038 square feet of living space, a 45x130 foot city lot, with taxes at $3,086. All of this offered for an affordable asking price of $106,900. To see this house inside and out, contact Richard Sarkis with Nothnagle Realtors at 585-756-7281 or 585- 455-4504 or visit rochestercityliving.com/property/R203296. by Sharon Pratt Sharon is the Education Associate with The Landmark Society.
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as agent of Flat Decor, LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against Flat Decor, LLC served upon him or her is 2 Old Brick Circle, Pittsford, New York 14534. There are no exceptions adopted by the Company, or set forth in its Operating Agreement, to the limited liability of members pursuant to Section 609(a) of the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. Flat Decor, LLC is formed for the purpose of operation of an importing and exporting business, domestic retail and wholesale sales and any other activities that are lawful for a limited liability company in the State of New York. [ NOTICE ] ATMOSTFIT LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/4/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Howard Charles Cragg, 515 Bay Rd., Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] BROWN, GRUTTADARO, GAUJEAN & PRATO, PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/29/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 19 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14607, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: To practice Law. [ NOTICE ] C&D REMODELING, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/12/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Edward R. Dundas, 91 Leroy St., Rochester, NY 14612. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] C6 MOBILITY LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: David M. Sprout, Manager, 1222 Waterbrook Xing, Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] CONDUSTAR NY3, L.P. formed as a Limited Partnership (LP) in NY. The office is located in the County of Monroe. The Cert. of LP was filed with
the Department of the State of NY on 3/27/2013. The Secretary of the State of NY (“SSNY”) is designated as agent upon whom process against the LP may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him to: 2255 Lyell Ave. #201, Rochester NY 14606. The latest date on which the LP is to dissolve is: 12/31/2050. The name and address of the General Partners are available from the Secretary of State. The purpose of the LP is any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Fiona’s Hard Goods LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 4/2/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 536 Glenview Court, Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes [ NOTICE ] FIXINGFOX, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/19/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Arthur Alves, Mgr., 5 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] MADOH MUSIC GROUP LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/28/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jeremiah Abiah, 126 W. 129 St., Ste. 3, NY, NY 10027. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] New China 1 of Henrietta LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/26/2012. Office location: Monroe county. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC at 3118 E. Henrietta, Road, Henrietta, NY 14467. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Bay View Investors LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 8265 Ridge Rd Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
[ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Homewise MGMT.LLC, Art.of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 04/13/10. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 3177 Latta Rd,Ste. 160, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful Purpose [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of RUNWAY BAZAAR, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 04/12/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 16 Breezewood Court, Fairport NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Simply Superior Sales, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 923 Lothario Circle, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number 3129064, for beer, liquor and wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, liquor and wine at retail in a catering establishment under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, Monroe County for on premises consumption. Arena Clarcq Hospitality, Inc. d/b/a Burgundy Basin [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a full on premise beer & wine license has been applied for by ISOTOPE CONSULTING LLC dba The Crossroads Coffeehouse, 752 Goodman St S., Rochester NY 14620, County of Monroe, City of Rochester for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Acrospire Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011, also the
registered agent. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of All-Star Shenanigans, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, P.O. Box 20664, Rochester, NY 14602. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Big Green Lawns, LLC Art. of Org. filed Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/17/2013. Office location: Monroe County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail copy of any process to the LLC at 24 Raymond St. Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Callea Family Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/18/13. 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 Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Cambridge Park, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 88 Sugar Tree Circle, Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CC Interactive Marketing Services, LLC, Art.of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 118 Kirklees Rd; Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CRESCENT BEACH RESTAURANT AND HOTEL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1372 Edgemere Dr., Rochester, NY 14612.
SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Faith Performances, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on February 15, 2013. Office location: Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC at P.O Box 64607, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GCG Renovations, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/5/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 8 Donlin Dr., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GENETT PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/18/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 142 Pinnacle Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Frederick J. Genett at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Good Living Properties, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/26/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 32 Town Pump Circle, Spencerport NY 14459. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Greater Rochester Premier Hockey, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 93 Roselawn Ave., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of IQM360 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on
3/22/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Law Office of Anthony A. Dinitto, L.L.C., 8 Silent Meadows Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of KREAG-WOOD EAST, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/13. 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 Todd Clicquennoi, 44 Exchange Blvd., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LEONE DEVELOPMENT - HERITAGE COMMONS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/24/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 20 Lancer Pl., Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 5435 WEST RIDGE ROAD, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 122 Sherwood Drive, Hilton, New York 14468. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of NFE/GREENWOOD TERRACE, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/12/2002, pursuant to LLC Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS is designated as service of process agent for LLC. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: Chamberlain, D’Amanda, etal., Attn: Jerry R. Greenfield, Esq., 1600 Crossroads Bldg., Two State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of NFE/LEISURE
VILLAGE, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/12/2002, pursuant to LLC Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS is designated as service of process agent for LLC. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: Chamberlain, D’Amanda, etal., Attn: Jerry R. Greenfield, Esq., 1600 Crossroads Bldg., Two State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of NFE/MARINE MEMORIAL, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/12/2002, pursuant to LLC Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS is designated as service of process agent for LLC. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: Chamberlain, D’Amanda, etal., Attn: Jerry R. Greenfield, Esq., 1600 Crossroads Bldg., Two State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of NFE/PINEVIEW, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/12/2002, pursuant to LLC Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS is designated as service of process agent for LLC. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: Chamberlain, D’Amanda, etal., Attn: Jerry R. Greenfield, Esq., 1600 Crossroads Bldg., Two State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of NFE/WILLIAMS COURT, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/12/2002, pursuant to LLC Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS is designated as service of process agent for LLC. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: Chamberlain, D’Amanda, etal., Attn: Jerry R. Greenfield, Esq., 1600 Crossroads Bldg., Two State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PCC Capital Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/23/13. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Power Train Sports East Rochester LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/26/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1026 Sunset Trail, Webster NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of THE RED FERN CAFE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/4/13. Office location: Monroe County. Principal business address: 223 Dartmouth Street, #3, Rochester, New York 14607. Secy. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secy. of State shall mail process to: 223 Dartmouth Street, #3, Rochester, New
Notice of Formation of UPSTATE POWER MANAGEMENT, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/18/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 32 Marway Circle, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/17/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 156 Valley Crest Road, Rochester NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful act.
2/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 351 Huffer Rd., Hilton, NY 14468. General Purposes.
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Rochester Lice Treatment & Removal, LLC has filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State on 3/26/13. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process will be mailed to the LLC at 1919 Hickory Lane, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful activity.
Notice of formation of UrHome(s), LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/9/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 11 Folkestone Lane, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act.
Notice of Qualification of ADR NY Dist. LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in OH on 4/2/13. 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. OH and principal business address: 5300 Tod Ave. SW, Lordstown, OH 44481. Cert. of Org. filed with OH Sec. of State, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Purpose: all lawful purposes.
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[ NOTICE ] SARA’S GARDEN AND NURSERY, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/21/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Kathleen Kepler, 389 East Ave., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] SGA TOUR, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 4/12/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 594 Van Alstyne Rd., Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF MARCH 1, 2004 FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2004-FFH1 ASSET- BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-FFH1, Plaintiff, Against SHANNON WARDEN; et al, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 4/15/2013, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Front Vestibule of Monroe County Office Bldg., 39 W. Main St., Rochester, NY on 6/11/2013 at 1:00 pm premises known as 42 Pearwood Road, Rochester, NY 14624. ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying
and being in the Town of Gates, Monroe County, New York. Section 119.200 Block 0004 Lot 042 Approximate amount of lien $76,497.12 plus interest and costs; premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 2011-7118 Bryan Oathout, Esq., Referee Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 4/22/2013 File Number: 707128468 gs [ NOTICE ] SYANDA GROUP LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 4/11/13. 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 620 Park Avenue, Suite 157, Rochester, NY 14607. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] YARIV PAZ, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/5/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] YP ROCHESTER 1, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/5/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY OF FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the foreign limited liability company is, Quantem Aviation Services, LLC (the “LLC”). The application for Authority was filed with the NY Secretary of State (“NYSS”) on February 08, 2013. The Articles of Organization were filed in the Delaware Secretary of State (“DSS”) on July 21, 2010. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County. The NYSS 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 Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. A copy of the Articles of Organization can be obtained from the DSS at John G. Townsend
Bldg, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Direct4U Marketing & Telecom Solutions LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 2/20/13. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 42 Matthews Drive, Fairport, NY 14450. The purpose of the Company is marketing services. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: CHRISTOPHER J. CALABRESE, P.L.L.C. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/04/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O CHRISTOPHER J. CALABRESE, P.L.L.C., 45 Exchange Street, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Wood Team Limo, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on March 8, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 2171 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Young Lioness LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 01/18/2013. 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 17 Mulberry Street, Rochester NY 14620. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ACCURET LLC ] Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 03/21/2013. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to ACCURET LLC, C/O JOHN
S. HERBRAND, ESQ., ONE CHASE SQUARE, SUITE 1900, ROCHESTER, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION HOME CARE OF WESTERN NEW YORK, LLC ] Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 04/24/2013. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to HOME CARE OF WESTERN NEW YORK, LLC, C/O SUSAN BENNETT, 340 OXFORD ST., ROCHESTER, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] GAMACA HOLDINGS, LLC has filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State on March 7, 2013. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process will be mailed to 508 Pipeline Way, Webster, NY 14580. Its business 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 Act. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 1349 South Avenue Properties, LLC. (the Company). The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on March 14, 2013. The office of the Company within the State of New York is in the County of Monroe. The Secretary of State of the State of New York is hereby designated as Agent of the Company for the purpose of service of Process. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him/her is PO Box 93031, Rochester, NY 14692. The character and purpose of the business of the Company shall be purchase, remodeling , sale or rental of residential units. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the limited liability company is OSCAR’S VISION, LLC (the “LLC”). The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY
Sec. of State on April 25, 2013. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County, New York. The NY Sec. of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and the address to which the NY Sec. of State shall mail a copy of process in any action or proceeding against the LLC is: c/o LLC, 1529 Old Penfield Road, Penfield, New York 14526, and also shall mail to: c/o LLC, 20831 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg VA 20175. The LLC is to be managed by one or more members. The business purpose of the LLC is to carry out any lawful act or activity for which limitedl liability companies may be organized pursuant to the NY Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the limited liability company is SUNSTAR MANAGEMENT, LLC(the “LLC”). The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY Sec. of State on April 29, 2013. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County, New York. The NY Sec. of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and the address to which the NY Sec. of State shall mail a copy of process in any action or proceeding against the LLC is: c/o LLC, 5565 Vardon Drive, Canadaigua, NY 14424. The LLC is to be managed by one or more members. The business purpose of the LLC is to carry out any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized pursuant to the NY Limited Liability Company Law. [ PUBLICATION NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 997 Beahan Road LLC; its Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on March 1, 2013; the County within New York in which its office is to be located is Monroe; the Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served; the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is 369 Bostwick Road, Phelps, NY 14532; the purpose of its business is to conduct any lawful business under law.
Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD In March, twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, 70, announced their joint retirement after more than 50 years each on the job -- as Amsterdam prostitutes. (In February, the minimum age for prostitutes in the Netherlands was raised to 21, but there is no maximum.) The twins estimated they had 355,000 client-visits between them, and Martine noted that she still has one devoted regular who she’ll have to disappoint. Louise, though, appeared happier to hang up her mattress for good because of arthritis. The sisters complained about the legalization of brothels in 2000 (with East European women and pimps out-hustling the more genteel Dutch women) and ensuing taxation (which required the women to take on more clients).
— “Traditional Taiwanese funerals (combine) somber mourning with louder, up-tempo entertainment to fire up grieving spirits,” reported BBC News in February. They are tailor-made, in other words, for Ms. Liu Jun-Lin, 30, and her Filial Daughters Band with their acrobatic dance routines because Liu has the reputation as Taiwan’s most famous professional mourner. After the musical festivities, Liu dons a white robe and crawls on her hands and knees to the coffin, where she “performs her signature wail.” — Norwegian Wood: A 12-hour TV miniseries shown this winter on Norway’s government channel NRK, “National Firewood Night,” was conceived as a full series, then cut to “only” 12 hours, eight of which focused entirely on a live fireplace. Nearly a million people tuned in to the series, and at one point 60 text messages came in complaining about whether the wood in the fireplace should have been placed with
bark up or bark down. “(F)irewood,” said the show’s host, “is the foundation of our lives.” A New York Times dispatch noted that a best-selling book, “Solid Wood,” sold almost as many copies in Norway, proportional to the population, as a book’s selling 10 million copies in the U.S. — Imagine the Person Who First Suggested This: The newest beauty-treatment rage in China, according to Chinese media quoted on the Inquisitr.com website in March, is the “fire facial,” in which alcohol and a “secret elixir” are daubed on the face and set ablaze for a few seconds, then extinguished. According to “ancient Chinese medicine,” this will burn off “dull” skin -- and also alleviate the common cold and reduce obesity. — Most of Iceland’s 320,000 inhabitants are at least distantly related to each other, leading the country to compile the “Book of Icelanders” database of family connections dating back 1,200 years. With “accidental” incest thus a genuine problem, three software engineers recently created a mobile phone app that allows strangers to “bump” phones with each other and know, instantly, whether they are closely related. In its first few days of release in April, the developers said it had already been used almost 4,000 times.
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Questionable Judgment: The Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County, Miss., arrested Henry Ha Nguyen, 41, in April as operator of a large marijuana grow house -- a facility that would normally reek of the distinctive pot fragrance. However, Nguyen had thought of that and tried to mask the smell, but chose the alternative scent produced by buckets full of what appeared to be human feces.
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’ll have trouble making up your mind when it comes to affairs of the heart. When you do, you aren’t likely to choose wisely or for the right reasons. It’s OK to enjoy the company of companions as long as you are honest regarding your intentions. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will feel urgency when it comes to finding the right partner and settling down. Take a closer look at past relationships, and it will help you eliminate the partners who aren’t likely to measure up when it comes to love, marriage and sharing your life.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll have no trouble meeting lovers, but whether the one you choose will be unattached is the question. Avoid getting involved with someone complaining about a poor relationship. Chances are good that this person has no intentions of leaving his or her partner for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your sincerity, kind words and helpful nature will bode well if you volunteer or get involved in a group endeavor. The potential partners you meet while assisting others will turn out to be candidates for a lifelong partnership. Don’t be shy: Speak from the heart.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Socialize, have fun and do your own thing, but don’t expect to please anyone looking for a long-term commitment. Your playful attitude and desire to experience new people, places and pastimes will hinder a relationship with lasting connections. If you feel stifled, move on. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll attract partners who share your interests and concerns. Look for the person who puts you at ease. Equality will be the No. 1 criteria when it comes to a long-lasting union. Map out your dreams and move forward with the partner who best suits your lifestyle.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Involvement in a personal contract or with someone trying to engage you in signing up for a lifelong commitment should be viewed carefully. Take a pass if the connection doesn’t feel right. For the time being, expand your circle of friends and steer clear of making a promise. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Love is in the stars. Choose someone as mysterious and masterful in the art of seduction as you are, and you will end up in a passionate relationship that has the potential to go the distance. Romance, commitment and devotion are within reach.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A move, change of scenery or getting involved in something that is geared toward singles meeting other singles will open up your romantic options. Don’t allow anyone to put pressure on you to make a commitment if you aren’t ready. Look for a good friendship first. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let emotions or stubbornness stand between you and someone special. If you love somebody, voice the way you feel and what your intentions are for the future. A positive change in the way you live is attainable. Make a commitment from the heart.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Experiment with love. Make plans to test the waters and see if you and someone you feel attracted toward can spend a lengthy period of time together. Finding out what you have in common will help you feel more comfortable making a personal promise. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you have been experiencing trouble finding true love, it may be because you haven’t gotten over someone from your past. You may have to revisit an old flame in order to put out the fire or rekindle what you once had. Either way, it will help you move forward.
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