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“… hundreds of thousands of African-American and Hispanic children are getting a very limited education….” (“Segregation Forever,” Urban Journal). How can that be, with teachers in Rochester being among the highest paid in the state and, probably, the country? What are they doing? Oh, of course: The reason is poverty, as you proceed in the next paragraph to absolve schools, teachers, and principals. But why does the children’s poverty, however defined, prevent teachers from applying their skills (which I presume they have)? Are parents not cooperative? Why would mixing these kids with kids from Brighton or Pittsford make parents more mindful of their kids’ education? “Standardized tests, tougher standards, public school choice, charter schools, longer school days…. By God, we’ll prove that we can give children a good education without integrating the schools. And off we run after the latest trend.” Trends, you call them? They are the time-honored means by which we instill good education, madam! Or do you subscribe to the soft bigotry of low expectations, that black and Hispanic kids are just too stupid? I lay the worsening of graduation rates, test scores, poverty rate, and racial segregation, things that we should all bemoan, at the feet of the administration of these schools. And where do you get the statistics? You mention School 23, whose student population is 34 percent white and 62 percent poor. There are only white and poor? None of the 34 percent whites are poor? And all of the 62 percent are blacks and Hispanics? No overlapping? I wonder what
cracks the remaining 4 percent fell through. Gosh! ITALO SAVELLA
On residents’ concerns about Highland Hospital’s expansion plans: This area is so pretty, and I
understand some of the neighbors’ concerns. On the other hand, our city needs more hospital beds. I used to work at Highland Hospital, and I would never buy a house in that area because of the hospital: too much traffic, ambulances coming and going, people driving up streets and attempting to park because they want to avoid paying for parking, in general too much commotion. And more important, the hospital was there long before the people were. If you don’t like it, move! ROCHESTER GAL
1) The cost of employee parking at the UR Medical Center is already outrageous. 2) URMC has shuttle buses to and from remote parking sites. Most employees are not thrilled about adding another half an hour to their travel time on shuttles. 3) Incentives to live close by? Like subsidize purchasing homes on Mulberry and Mt. Vernon? URMC is one of the largest employers in the county. They run 24/7/365. There are nurses, techs, CNA, and all other kinds of employees. Many of them are single parents who need to get their children to child-care providers. If you want URMC to provide onsite child care at Highland or the main site – well, that’s more space they’ll need to create. 4) I know we’re talking primarily about Highland, but URMC sucked up a large employee lot for College Town. The new free-standing Golisano Children’s Hospital also took a chunk of land. 5) You want to live where you want to live. You don’t want people telling you that if you don’t want to live near Highland Hospital then you need to move. Employees at Highland also want to live where they want to live, some of which may have to do with school districts. Making it more difficult and
expensive to work, or requiring them to live in certain locations so they can walk to work or wait for a bus in the midst of a Polar Vortex is no different from suggesting you move. LIZZIE HOWELL
The University and East High
On the state’s endorsement of University of Rochester involvement at East High School:
That a school needs to be rescued pretty much points out that those in charge do not know what they are doing. To me this is a signal that everyone has to go: Vargas, Urbanski, the entire school board. It is time to shock the system. It is time to change everything. It is time to have people in charge who have no idea what the status quo has been. Making a drastic effort with one school while leaving the failed structure in place is insane. TOM JANOWSKI
Partnering with the UR frees East from the dysfunctional bureaucracy of Central Office and provides East with needed advisory support and the opportunity to transform itself. Once East proves that urban schools can turn themselves around – and into highly competitive high schools, with beautiful facilities, with sports and other after-school opportunities that large suburban schools offer – there is no way charter schools will be able to compete, with their large class sizes and under-paid / uncertified / inexperienced teachers and few extra curricular opportunities located in warehouse type facilities. SUSIE R.
It’s way too simplistic to say that the failure at East is because of Central Office dysfunction. Don’t get me wrong: it’s bad, but it’s not everything. Schools have had the power to opt out of Central Office through the Living Contract provision. They just haven’t done it. It’s easier to blame the Central Office bogeyman. This UR takeover will be a rude awakening for the ivory towertypes who’ve confused theory with practice. And it will be painful for the rest of us to watch. GEORGE O’CONNOR
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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
The US, the super-rich, and the Great Society Should income inequality in the United States be a matter of great public concern? Is it something that government should stick its nose into? Questions like that seem particularly timely this week, which marks 50 years since Lyndon Johnson announced his Great Society vision. Great Society programs – the Voting Rights Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and much more – accomplished a lot, but they didn’t work miracles. And despite Johnson’s hope for a brighter economic future for all Americans, income inequality in the US is severe – among the worst of any developed nation. French economist Thomas Piketty has been getting lots of attention for his best-seller, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” In it, Piketty focuses on the current concentration of wealth in the hands of a relatively few people and warns that if we don’t do something about it, the rich will keep getting richer, and inequality will keep going up. The inequality we face now isn’t only between the poor and the rest of the US. It’s between the super-rich and everybody else: middle-income, low-income, and poor. Middle-income wages have stagnated. In the Times last week, writer Eduardo Porter compared the current inequality to that of the early 20th century, when the rich – the “robber barons” – were getting richer and the poor were getting poorer. Back then, Porter noted, riots, strikes, and muckraking reports led to progressive legislation – government action, including the progressive income tax – that dramatically changed things. But we’re back in the robber-baron days. “The income of a typical American family has barely risen since the 1970’s,” Porter wrote. “The share of national income captured by the richest 1 percent of Americans is even higher than it was at the dawn of the 20th century.” For many of us, inequality is a moral concern: Where’s the justice in a corporate CEO earning millions of dollars more than a teacher (and a hedge-fund manager billions of dollars a year)? Where’s the justice in students in a wealthy suburb having access to a better education than those in a poor urban neighborhood? Arguments about injustice and fairness don’t seem to have much appeal these days, but you don’t have to be concerned about justice to care about the rising inequality. The concern over inequality isn’t just an
Inequality of the type we’re experiencing now, says economist Thomas Piketty, ‘directly threatens our democratic institutions and values.’”
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“it’s not fair” whine. And conservatives enamored with US “exceptionalism” ought to be as concerned as liberals are. It doesn’t take an economist to see where inequality is leading us. A nation in which the handful of super-rich continue to get richer and the majority of citizens struggle means a nation with a declining public education system that turns out poorly educated students; a nation with fewer advances in science, medicine, technology, and industry; deteriorating infrastructure…. And that kind of nation most certainly can’t be a world leader – in anything. Porter raises a challenging question: “Can democracy stop inequality from rising?” His own assessment isn’t encouraging. Voter turnout by the poor isn’t as strong as for the rich; many of us, regardless of income, don’t trust government; and in this day of freewheeling political fundraising, the rich can buy what they want, not only yachts and mansions but also political influence and legislation. Inequality of the type we’re experiencing now, Thomas Piketty said in an interview with Porter in March, “directly threatens our democratic institutions and values.” A question, then: What kind of country do we want to leave to our children? How do we envision ourselves as a more perfect union – a Great Society, or whatever we want to call it? What do we really want the nation to be like? And if government policies and government action of some sort aren’t the way to reduce inequality, what is? Or, as we become more alienated from one another and less interested in the Common Good, have we reached the point where we don’t even care? rochestercitynewspaper.com
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Medley owner fined
An Irondequoit town justice fined Medley Centre’s owner $100,000 for building and fire code violations. Bersin Properties, through its attorney, pleaded no contest to the charges. The town’s fire marshal says the problems have been fixed, reported the Democrat and Chronicle.
Seneca Nation folds?
In a letter to Monroe County Legislator Justin Wilcox, Seneca Nation of Indians President Barry Snyder Sr. says that the Seneca Nation “will not pursue the siting of a casino development project in Henrietta, or Monroe County, at this time.” If the opportunity for a Rochester-area casino arrives in the future, he wrote, the Seneca Nation won’t pursue it without community support.
UR may oversee East High
The State Education Department gave the Rochester school district until Tuesday, July 1, to work with the University of Rochester on a plan to improve academic performance at East High School. If the SED accepts the proposal,
the UR would assume management of East in the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.
Biz park deal
A federal bankruptcy court judge gave final approval to the Eastman Business Park cleanup settlement between Kodak, the State Department of Environmental Conservation, and federal agencies. In the settlement, the DEC promises it won’t hold the business park’s newer tenants and property owners liable for pollution caused by Kodak.
Warren’s first budget
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren proposed a $500 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The budget would increase spending by 3.6 percent and includes $5.8 million from increases in taxes and fees. Warren closed a $38 million budget gap by reducing capital expenses and netting a $6 million one-time increase in state aid.
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POLITICS | BY JEREMY MOULE
Dems endorse candidates One of Joe Morelle’s last big duties as departing head of the Monroe County Democratic Committee ended up being a relatively tame affair. Morelle is stepping down from the post in September. The committee held its nominating convention last week, selecting candidates for State Legislature, City Council, and Monroe County Legislature. The whole thing was uncomplicated and quick — lasting about an hour. Morelle opened the meeting with brief remarks stressing how important it is for party members to work together to support this year’s candidates. He also did a bit of reflecting. He said that when he took over as chair in 2005, he wanted to see
the county party develop into a viable participant in the two-party system. You could argue that Democrats made little progress on that end, although there does seem to be a cooperative relationship brewing between County Executive Maggie Brooks and Mayor Lovely Warren. The convention’s only drama came from the three-way contest for a City Court seat nomination. Eventually, William Gargan, chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau in the District Attorney’s Office, emerged as the nominee. In other races, MCDC endorsed: • Mike Patterson for the Northeast District seat on City Council. Patterson received approximately 66 percent of the votes while his
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challenger, Eugenio Cotto, received 31 percent; • Leslie Rivera for the 29th District seat in the County Legislature. The seat covers some of the city’s northeast neighborhoods; • Erik Nixon for the 18th District seat in the County Legislature. The seat covers parts of East Rochester and Perinton; • Ted O’Brien for the 55th District seat in the State Senate; • Harry Bronson for the 138th District seat in the State Assembly; • David Gantt for the 137th District seat in the State Assembly; • Joe Morelle for the 136th District seat in the State Assembly; • Gary Pudup for the 134th District seat in the State Assembly.
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“Most people think that if you went to prison, that you must have killed someone. And that’s not the reality. So what this ordinance sort of does is level the playing field so that people with, like, a petit larceny conviction 37 years ago aren’t looked at the same as the guy who just got out of prison for murder — because right now they are.” [ JAMIE DOUGHERTY ]
EMPLOYMENT | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
Better odds for ex-offenders Simply forbidding employers from asking about people’s criminal history on job applications — typically by asking them to check a box — isn’t enough to radically transform the employment landscape in Rochester, says Jamie Dougherty, a research associate at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Public Safety Initiatives. It probably also won’t do much to reduce recidivism or improve public safety. But it may prevent employers from unconsciously dismissing applicants with criminal records out of hand, Dougherty says. Dougherty is part of the Opportunity to Compete committee, which has been working with City Council member Adam McFadden on “ban the box” legislation. The committee is made up of people who have worked with ex-offenders trying to reintegrate into society. Dougherty is a former re-entry case manager. McFadden’s legislation, which was expected to pass Council on May 20, prohibits public and private employers in the City of Rochester from asking people about their criminal history on job applications. They’d have to wait
until after the initial job interview, and employers would not be prevented from doing background checks. Violators would face a $500 penalty the first time, the legislation says, and a $1,000 penalty for each subsequent offense. The legislation’s purpose is to help eliminate discrimination against exoffenders. Ban-the-box initiatives are gaining steam nationwide, Dougherty says. Policies are in place in at least 10 states and 56 cities, according to a report by the Center for Public Safety Initiatives. “In the end, this ordinance doesn’t affect that much, really,” Dougherty says. “It sort of just avoids unconscious bias because people aren’t using it as a screening tool, which every employer says they don’t do, but if we just get down to it and admit it, everybody would do that.” The wording on job applications varies, she says, but employers often ask generally if an applicant has been convicted of a crime. The problem is that many employers see all ex-offenders as hardened criminals, she says, regardless of the crime. “Most people think that if you went to prison, that you must have killed someone,” Dougherty says. “And that’s
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LGBT | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
Trans health coverage The City of Rochester will add transgender health care benefits for employees and their families starting on January 1, 2015. The new coverage means that services related to gender reassignment procedures such as medical and psychological counseling, hormone therapy, and reconstructive surgeries will be covered by insurance. To receive the benefits, employees will have to purchase an enhanced coverage plan. City Council member Matt Haag says that getting transgender inclusive coverage into the health insurance package was more of a process than a controversial issue. “It started under Mayor Richards and was supported by Mayor Warren,” he says. The coverage is important because every trans person’s experience is unique, says Scott Fearing, director of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley. “For some, it may be that surgery is important, and for others it may be mental health counseling,” he says. The City of San Francisco has offered the benefits since 2001, Fearing says, and studies show that about 3 percent of the city’s employees use them. And the cost is lower than it is to cover employees with diseases such as diabetes, he says. The City of Rochester’s interest in providing the coverage came about through work with the Human Rights Campaign, Haag says. Fearing says that understanding of trans people and their needs, such as health care, has improved.
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Big changes for Rochester Psychiatric Center There are more questions than answers right now about the state’s plan to overhaul its mental health system and the impact that overhaul will have on Rochester. According to the plan, the state-run Rochester Psychiatric Center on Elmwood Avenue will become the Western New York Forensic Center of Excellence — one of 15 regional centers across the state. The Rochester Psychiatric Center has 55 beds and provides individualized psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation services, according to the state’s website. Patients come from Monroe and surrounding counties. When the state’s overhaul plan is fully implemented, in 2017, the new Western New York center will house 155 beds for patients classified as “forensic adults.” A
report from the state Office of Mental Health says that “forensic admissions are largely determined by the courts, with the general purpose being specialty treatment for individuals involved in the criminal justice system.” (The Rochester Psychiatric Center does have a regional forensic unit.) Some forensic patients are treated until they are determined to no longer have a dangerous mental disorder, the report says. The goal for other forensic patients, it says, is “competency restoration and treatment of acute symptoms and stabilization.” Dan Hurley, president of the Upper Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association, says residents are worried about the impact the new regional center will have on nearby neighborhoods. They’re also concerned about the fate of the Psychiatric Center’s
current patients. The state’s plan appears to take all non-forensic inpatients out of Rochester and moves them to a facility in Buffalo. Hurley says moving those patients will disrupt their treatment and their lives by removing the support networks they have in place. The Rev. Deborah Fae Swift, pastor of South Presbyterian Church on East Henrietta Road, says in a letter that the church has an ongoing relationship with Psychiatric Center patients who are close to being discharged, and that many continue to seek out the church for support afterward. “We are their neighbors and friends,” Swift says. Questions to Elizabeth Suhre, executive director of the Psychiatric Center, were directed to the state. A long
list of questions about the state overhaul was sent to a spokesperson for the State Office Mental Health, who responded with a general statement: “Within the 2014-2015 state budget, the Office of Mental Health’s Rochester Psychiatric Center remains operational as a psychiatric center serving both civil and forensic populations; the same populations which it serves today,” the statement says. “Representatives from the Office of Mental Health and Rochester Psychiatric Center plan to meet with local neighborhood associations regarding its longstanding and continuing operations in the City of Rochester.” A local meeting on the state’s plan is planned for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, in the Rehab Building at the Rochester Psychiatric Center, room 206/208.
FOOD | BY JEREMY MOULE
Bagging the food waste problem Chew on this: food makes up approximately one-fifth of the waste sent to US landfills every year, and 30 to 40 percent of the country’s food supply goes uneaten annually. Food waste is a global problem. It makes products more expensive for consumers and squanders important resources like water, fertile land, and energy. And with 50 million Americans going hungry every day, it’s a moral issue, too. Packaging may have a role to play in reducing food waste. Members of PAC, the Packaging Consortium — a North American packaging trade group — gathered at Rochester Institute of Technology last month to talk about food waste. “Packaging is not the primary problem here, but certainly there’s a role that we can play,” says Jim Downham, president and CEO of PAC, which has a food waste reduction initiative. Food waste is a complicated issue, and losses happen throughout the production, distribution, and retail systems. But packaging can reduce damages during shipping and give perishable foods a longer shelf life, Downham says. For example, if corn on the cob is cooked at the time it’s harvested and then packaged, the shelf life increases from a couple of weeks to almost a year, he says. 6 CITY
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Packaging also could be a way to provide consumers with portion sizes that result in less waste, Downham says. Various studies have shown that most food waste happens in consumers’ homes, often from food going bad before it is eaten or because households prepare too much for meals. “There is no doubt that packaging can be one of the solutions or an aid in the food waste thing, but it’s not the silver bullet,” says Jason Wadsworth, sustainability coordinator
for Wegmans. “It’s not going to solve the issue of food waste.” Wadsworth says packaging can reduce in-store waste in some cases, especially when changes extend shelf life. Vacuumsealed packages for cuts of meat, resealable plastic tubs for deli meats, and resealable salad bags are examples. But packaging also needs to be designed to prevent food from damage. And the potential for food waste should be
considered alongside other factors, such as recyclability, Wadsworth says. (A couple of years ago, the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation and American Packaging Corp. gave Rochester Institute of Technology $2.2 million to start the Center for Sustainable Packaging. The companies say they hope the effort leads to a better system for designing food packaging.) But using packaging to reduce food loss has a catch. Instead of discarding food, people
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the most from the unconscious bias Dougherty talks about. Dougherty says she encourages ex-offenders to explain their stories to prospective employers, because it humanizes them. She says that much more research is needed to determine the efficacy of banthe-box policies. But the center’s report says bold claims about what the policy can do are suspect because many factors beyond a question on a job application drive recidivism and unemployment, for example. The Opportunity to Compete committee plans an outreach effort, Dougherty says, to educate employers and applicants about ban the box. “If it’s going to be effective, it has to be enforced well,” she says, “and understood well by both the applicants and the employers.”
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iane Cooke was a senior at East High School in 1958. Under her photo in the school yearbook, it says that her nickname is “Cookie” and that she’s planning to go to college. Cooke was one of about a dozen black teens in her class of more than 200 students. Almost all of the other students were white. By 1980, East’s yearbook shows a much more integrated senior class. By 2000, however, the school’s demographics had completely changed and most of East’s students were black and Latino. Something else occurred at East that isn’t so apparent in the pages of its yearbooks; not only did the school become more segregated, its students became poorer and economically isolated. White families left the city in large numbers for the suburbs. And the area’s once seemingly endless supply of good paying manufacturing jobs for low-skilled workers all but disappeared. Economic and social instability hit minority families especially hard, putting unprecedented stress on Rochester’s schools. All this and more has led to where we are today: city school officials staring down an ultimatum from the State Education Department to either improve student achievement at East High School, or close the school. The development doesn’t surprise at least one group of Rochester educators and community leaders. In their view,
district and state education officials have repeatedly taken the wrong approach to improving Rochester’s schools. Millions of dollars have been spent on failing city schools only to get the same disappointing graduation rates. An integrated regional school is needed, they say. And now more than ever. Former Rochester interim Superintendent Bill Cala; former State Assembly member Tom Frey; and Bryan Hetherington, chief counsel for the Empire Justice Center have been trying to open a regional school in Rochester for years. The school is as much about closing the socioeconomic gap between the city and the suburbs as it is about closing academic gaps, they say. As the Rochester region became increasingly segregated and poverty became more concentrated in the city, student achievement in city schools has steadily declined. And though they don’t blame suburban schools for the academic challenges facing city schools, they do say that suburban students are part of the solution. “We’ve had too many conversations about it,” Cala says. “We’ve put the plan for the school together and it’s a good one. The question now is do we have the political will to do this?” The short answer to that question would have to be no, since the Regional Academy, as they’re calling it, has yet to open its doors and enroll a single student.
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Solely by deconcentrating poverty, you’re raising the game for everyone. But Cala, Frey, and Hetherington say they’re optimistic. They have everything in place, including facilities. Now all they need is the political support to pass needed legislation. And they say they’re counting on Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle to help. Work on Regional Academy began in
2008, while Cala was a visiting professor at Nazareth College. He organized about 150 educators, college students, parents, and community leaders into 13 study groups. “We had about eight team leaders, working on everything from curriculum, to teacher selection, administration, and marketing,” he says. “We even had a team for naming the school.” By 2010, the framework and planning were complete. Regional Academy would start with just two elementary grades of about 75 students each. But it would eventually grow into a pre-k through grade 12 school, with two campuses. Pre-k would be for students ages 3 and 4, Cala says. The elementary school would be located downtown and the high school would be located close to Nazareth College, Cala says. He says he’s been in talks with one of the city’s cultural institutions to house the elementary school and with Nazareth about forming a collaborative relationship for the high school. Regional Academy’s concept is fundamentally different from the area’s city and suburban schools, Cala says. It’s also different from the area’s public charter schools, he says. The school would be led by teachers and students, Cala says, and would offer students multiple-year internships that match their interests. And students would be able to take courses for college credit. Partnering with a college such as Nazareth means that Regional Academy’s students would benefit from the institution’s expertise and resources in everything from the arts to nursing and physical therapy. Cala says. Regional Academy would emphasize social justice, he says. The concept would be woven into the school’s curriculum and its disciplinary policies, he says. But the main difference between Regional Academy and other schools would be demographics, Cala says. No more than 40 percent of the academy’s students would come from high-
poverty city households, and 60 percent would come from suburban households with at least middle-class incomes. The 40-60 demographic is a key ingredient in Regional Academy’s formula for success, Cala says. It’s not that poor students can’t learn or that public school teachers in city schools see poverty as an acceptable excuse for low student achievement, he says. And the unions aren’t the obstacle they’re often made out to be, he says. The academic challenges in most city schools are a result of the student mix, Cala says. The Regional Academy is based on research showing that concentrated poverty has an overwhelmingly negative impact on student achievement, as well as on social and emotional development. “Many years of research have confirmed what all parents know: kids learn from one another, as well as from the teacher,” writes Richard Kahlenberg in a recent report for the Century Foundation. “In high-poverty schools, a child is surrounded by classmates who are less likely to have big dreams, and accordingly, are less academically engaged, and are more likely to act out and cut class.” Kahlenberg says it’s an important advantage for students in high-poverty schools to have high-achieving peers, whose knowledge is shared informally all day. When low-income students attend schools with their low-income peers, he says, they’re less likely to expand their vocabulary through normal social interaction. “What we’re doing with the Regional Academy is counting on the basic design of the school,” Cala says. “A school that’s made up of suburban and urban kids deconcentrates poverty and race. Solely by deconcentrating poverty, you’re raising the game for everyone.” Cala says that Regional Academy would enroll suburban students through an application entered into a lottery. For city students, however, a blind lottery would be used. Regional Academy would assign a number to city students for the grade it’s trying to fill. Potential kindergarteners, for example, would all be given a number from one to 1,000. “We’d pull the first 35 numbers regardless of whether they are English language learners or special ed. students,” Cala says. “It doesn’t make any difference; we would offer them a
slot in the school. They really don’t even have to apply for it. If it turns out that they don’t want to go to the school, fine; we just go to the next student.” Cala says Regional Academy would be a true public school because it would not weed out students who require special education services. Charter schools don’t have to accept all students, which Cala says improves their data. “There would be no gaming the system,” Cala says. “There would be no practices where children would be excluded. Charters have their own rules and regulations and they can say, ‘If you don’t follow rules A, B, and C, you’re out.’” Cala and Frey say there’s another problem with charters in that they don’t address the Rochester area’s central issue of concentrated poverty and racial segregation. Most charter schools are comprised largely of city students from low-income households. “Concentration of poverty is our key issue,” Frey says. “We think that makes it very important that it [Regional Academy] not be a charter.” One of the central defects of the charter school movement, he says, is that it further destabilizes city schools. Engaged and motivated parents are able to find a way out of the failing school system, Frey says, and as a result, “the concentration of poverty gets even worse in those city schools.”
But not everyone agrees that regional schools are the solution. And critics say that the Rochester area already has a version of a regional school. The Urban Suburban School program, which operates out of BOCES, is close to celebrating its 50th year in operation. One of Urban Suburban’s missions, according to its website, is to reduce racial isolation in the area’s schools by allowing students to study across district lines. City students, for instance, can apply to attend one of Brighton’s schools. Nine districts in Monroe County participate in the program. Cala says Urban Suburban is a step in the right direction, but it’s too timid. And it might have had a greater impact if it had been expanded, he says. Urban Suburban is proof that a regional school is relevant, Cala says. But he says he doesn’t want Regional Academy to be a small program like Urban Suburban. And Regional Academy needs to be replicated in order to have a meaningful impact, he says. A question that Cala says he often gets is, “What’s in it for suburban students?” And it clearly annoys him. The benefits for both city and suburban students would be Regional Academy’s rich curriculum, he says. “What suburban parent would not want to send their kid to a high school that in its continues on page 10 rochestercitynewspaper.com
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DNA is a college with all of the resources of a college?” he says. “And of course the other big piece is the opportunity to be part of this incredible multicultural environment.” Cala says schools should prepare students for the world of the future, not the world in which they’re currently living. “The kids in the city aren’t going to go out into a world that is 92 percent black and Hispanic,” he says. “And the kids in the suburbs are not going to go out into a world that is 92 percent white.” Regional Academy faces other obstacles, too. For the school to come to fruition, suburban school superintendents need to be sold on the benefits. But so far, those superintendents aren’t biting. “At this point in time, I’m not aware of much interest in it from the suburban districts,” says Jody Siegle, executive director of the Monroe County School Boards Association. Money is another big hurdle. Assembly member Joe Morelle says that many suburban districts are concerned that the enrollment drops would hurt their budgets. If each school loses a couple of dozen students to Regional Academy, it would have a noticeable financial impact, he says. And when Regional Academy replicates and adds schools, he says, the impact on the suburban schools would be similar to the impact charters are having on the city school district. But Cala says that’s not correct. He is advocating for a separate state funding stream for Regional Academy so that
suburban schools wouldn’t be impacted. Morelle says it’s hard for some suburban superintendents to envision their students voluntarily attending Regional Academy, since many of their students are already enrolled in highly enriched programs in their current schools. Morelle says he doesn’t feel confident that he can bring legislation for Regional Academy to the Legislature at this time. He says he’s concerned that fundamental questions haven’t been answered. “For each suburban school superintendent, the struggle is how is this going to work?” Morelle says. “We have to wrestle with how do we get their students something that will be attractive? How do we create a school that can be replicated? And then, if you replicate it, how do you address the suburban superintendents’ concerns, because they’re going to have huge holes in their budgets?” But Cala looks at the problem differently. He attributes the wariness of community leaders to fear. “The wall here is the fear of the unknown,” he says. “There is fear in the suburbs: ‘We don’t want to give up our kids. We don’t want to give up our money.’” But he warns that the window of opportunity is closing because poverty is spreading beyond the city’s borders. “This is a very complex issue,” Cala says. “But as more people in this country fall into poverty, correcting this problem is going to get harder. We’re already seeing that.”
GUEST COMMENTARY | BY DOUG NOBLE
Facts, fiction, and Ukraine Standing strong against “Russian aggression” has become the only acceptable US position on Ukraine for Washington and mainstream media, reminiscent of the relentless anti-Saddam propaganda campaign running up to the Iraq War. This time the demonization of Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, substitutes for any nuanced account of events in Ukraine. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates insists Putin is “trying to re-establish Russian influence,” and the State Department condemns Russia’s “illegal actions” and its “incredible act of aggression.” In response to this alleged aggression, the US stirs the cauldron of a new Cold War, sending destroyers into the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea, scheduling US-NATO troop movements in East Europe, and tightening economic sanctions on Russia. But if we learned any lessons from the belligerent lies that led us into Iraq, we now need to question this latest single-minded messaging fed to us by the US media and government. Here, then, are some inconvenient facts from the world press, unavailable in mainstream media, for us to consider: In early 1990, as the USSR collapsed, then US Secretary of State James Baker assured the Kremlin that there would be “no extension of … NATO one inch to the east.” Despite Baker’s promises, NATO has expanded steadily eastward into a dozen former Soviet satellite countries, threatening Russia’s borders. Ukraine represents the latest effort to extend Western economic policies and eventually NATO to Russia’s doorstep. President Yanukovych was not receptive to the West’s hardline economic demands and was turning toward Russia. So thousands were paid with Western money to participate in the allegedly grassroots Maidan protests, and Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland went to Kiev to personally choose Ukraine’s post-coup government leaders. Nuland acknowledged that the US had spent $5 billion over the past 20 years to build up “pro-democracy” forces in Ukraine. Though many Maidan protesters were motivated by a desire to join the European Union, neo-Nazi elements made up a significant number, and were later awarded four ministries, including national security, in the new government. They remain a violent force within the unelected Kiev government and have been responsible for violent incidents in the East, such as the recent massacre in Odessa. Much of the unrest in eastern Ukraine was driven by fear over austerity
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Putin has his own interests and propaganda. But our government and media have lied to us before and are again. measures threatened by the pro-Western government. This in part was why in Crimea, people voted overwhelmingly to return to Russia, although the US still blames Moscow’s aggression for this voluntary annexation. Washington still insists that Russia organized and funded the pro-Russian separatists in Eastern cities. But the New York Times reported the separatists to be mostly indigenous former Ukrainian or Soviet soldiers unaligned with Moscow, using outdated weaponry rather than sophisticated Russian weapons. Just recently, separatist leaders, rebuffing Putin’s own call for a delay, insisted on holding a referendum that resulted in an overwhelming vote for independence from the unelected Kiev government. Russian and European leaders are now trying to broker ceasefire negotiations between Kiev and the separatists, but the US refuses to recognize the separatists’ independent legitimacy. This is no surprise, since CIA Director John Brennan, notorious mastermind of Obama’s “kill list,” made a secret visit to Kiev in April, apparently to assist and fund Kiev’s coup government in a violent crackdown on these separatists. So-called “anti-terrorist” campaigns in Eastern Ukraine have escalated since Brennan’s visit. The above account of the Ukraine crisis stands in stark contrast to antiRussian stories fed to us by US mainstream media. These same media dutifully served Washington’s bellicose interests in 2003 by demonizing Saddam and his alleged weapons of mass destruction. Of course, in the current crisis, there is little doubt that Putin has his own interests and his own propaganda. But it is our US government and its media mouthpieces that have lied to us before and are now again. Let’s not be fooled this time, for the consequences could be catastrophic. Doug Noble is a longtime writer-activist with Rochester Against War and Metro Justice.
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URBAN ACTION This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Several antiwar and social justice groups will hold the 30th annual Rochester Memorial Day Peace Parade on Monday, May 26. The parade honors those who have suffered and died in war. Parade participants are encouraged to bring signs to honor the sacrifices made by others. Participants should gather at 10 a.m. at East Avenue and Arnold Park.
Conversations on race
Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library
will hold conversations on race on Thursday, May 29, at Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Avenue; Monday, June 2, at the Pittsford Community Library, 24 State Street; and Tuesday, June 17, at the Rush Public Library, 5977 East Henrietta Road. All of the meetings will be facilitated open dialogues about race and its impact on the Rochester area. All meetings will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Meetings on proposed downtown district
The organizers of the proposed Business Investment District will hold public forums for downtown business owners and neighborhood residents in
the Cascade District on Wednesday, May 28, at Hochstein School of Music and Dance, 50 North Plymouth Avenue, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; East End on Thursday, May 29, the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; St. Paul Quarter and St. Joseph’s Park on Friday, May 30, at the SUNY Metro Center, 55 St. Paul Street, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Monroe and Alexander on Tuesday, June 3,at East House, 259 Monroe Avenue, Suite 200, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. A general meeting open to everyone will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at the Penthouse, 11th Floor, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Information: 546-6920 or at www.Rochesterbid.org.
Correcting ourselves No, you’re not crazy. In the May 14 issue, we ran the incorrect solution to the crossword puzzle that appeared in the May 7 issue. In this week’s classifieds on page 34, you’ll find the solutions to both the May 7 and May 14 puzzles. In our 2014 Festival Preview Guide in City’s May 7 issue, we erroneously listed the Corn Hill Arts Festival dates as Friday, July 11, through Sunday, July 13. The correct dates are Saturday, July 12, and Sunday July 13. The festival will not occur on Friday. 12 CITY MAY 21-27, 2014
A rising trend in gluten-free dining has made it easier to find a variety of dishes like gluten-free Italian bread and chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter cookies from Ellie's Gluten Free Bakery (left and middle), and gluten-free sesame chicken from Chen Garden (right). PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Free to be gluten-free [ ROUND-UP ] BY KATIE LIBBY
While eating gluten-free is a necessity for many — specifically those suffering from Celiac Disease or a gluten-intolerance — an increasing amount of people are choosing a gluten-free lifestyle for healthier eating. Gone are the days of the gluten-free products being tucked in a hard-to-find corner of the grocery store’s “health food” aisle. Gluten-free products are now out and proud on our supermarket aisles and in a growing number of bakeries and specialty stores. Inspired by the recent boom of businesses that are exclusively offering gluten-free baked goods and products, I decided to explore gluten-free Rochester. A good friend who has Celiac Disease came along for the ride and provided tips for eating gluten-free in Rochester. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, and those with a gluten intolerance have an especially hard time processing the substance. This can lead to unpleasant gastrointestinal issues and also symptoms like joint pain and fatigue. Take a moment and think about all the foods made with wheat, there’s a ton of them, mainly bread and pasta. Fortunately, there are more
products now, including bread and pasta that are made with other ingredients that are compatible with gluten-free living. The bakeries and restaurants featured here are in no way meant to encompass the only establishments to enjoy gluten-free food in Rochester. Because the glutenfree lifestyle has gained such popularity and press over the lsast few years, many restaurants you visit will most likely have gluten-free options, it’s just a matter of asking. Greater Rochester Celiac Support Group has a thorough listing of gluten-free friendly restaurants in our area. More information can be found at rochesterceliacs.org. And leave us your favorite gluten-free spots in the comments. When looking for gluten-free baked goods in Rochester, you will not come up short. Ellie’s Gluten Free Bakery (1000 Turk Hill Road in Fairport) offers products that are not only gluten-free but soyfree and dairy-free as well. Scouring out loaves of gluten-free bread can be a serious challenge, but Ellie’s does it right. The shop’s cookies are a real stand out as well. If you don’t want to take the trip to Fairport, Ellie’s offers products online as well as at the South Wedge, Fairport, and Brighton
farmer’s markets. Other options to satisfy your sweet tooth include Donna Marie’s Gluten Free Bakery (164 Newbury Street) and The Gluten Free Chef Market & Bakery (181 Monroe Avenue). Chen Garden (1750 Monroe Avenue) is already a standard in Rochester for first-rate Chinese food — they have been a CITY Best of Rochester winner multiple times. But not many people know the restaurant can make most of its menu items gluten-free if asked? Gluten-free Sesame Chicken is a rarity, and Chen Garden makes a tasty one. Other items to try are the Crispy Shrimp with Bacon and Chow Fun noodles. Shui Asian Fusion (236 University Avenue) can also make anything on their menu glutenfree, but I’ve been told its Pad Thai, Spring Rolls, and Satay have that “wow” factor. Finding a sub shop that carries glutenfree bread can be burdensome, enter Harry G’s (678 South Avenue) to the rescue. Try the Park Avenue (turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, provolone, and basil mayo) on gluten-free bread. My gluten-free insider told me to get the bread toasted to reduce serious crumbling, an unfortunate sideeffect of gluten-free bread. If you’re in the mood for pizza, Nick’s Deli and Pizza
(1098 Chili-Coldwater Road) makes an appetizing gluten-free pie as well as other Italian favorites like meatballs, chicken parmesan and pasta.
Two more restaurants in Rochester have climbed aboard the brunch train. Restaurant 2 Vine (24 Winthrop Street) will feature brunch starting at 11 a.m. on Sundays. More information can be found at 2vine.com. Paola’s Burrito Place (1011 Culver Avenue) has started serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11:00 a.m. More information can be found on its Facebook page. Fire up the limo bus, it’s officially wine tour season. The annual Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes takes place on June 13 and 14 at the Geneva Visitor and Events Center at Seneca Lakefront and the Scandling Center on Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. Events include the Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge and wine tasting with international experts. Tickets range from $35 to $150 and can be purchased at winesymposiumfingerlakes.com.
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Upcoming [ COWPUNK ] Hank 3. Wednesday, June 11. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 7 p.m. $20. Themontagemusichall.com; Hank3.com. [ ROCK ]
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Sunday, September
7. Darien Lake, 9993 Allegheny Road. $37-$131. Darienlake.com; Tompetty.com.
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Twenty One Pilots. Wednesday, September 10. Main
Street Armory, 900 E. Main Street. 7 p.m. $23-$25. Rochestermainstreetarmory.com; Twentyonepilots.com.
Angela Perley and Howlin’ Moons
FRIDAY, MAY 23 ABILENE BAR AND LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 10:15 P.M. | $5 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM; ANGELAPERLEY.COM [ AMERICANA ] Based on her quiet demeanor, it would be
almost impossible to peg Angela Perley as the lead singer in a band. But she is, and she’s got a serious set of pipes. Perley and her band, The Howlin’ Moons, have drawn rave reviews for their latest album “Hey Kid,” which genre hops between country, Americana, and rock ‘n’ roll. Perley’s voice is special, but the band’s instrumentals — especially guitarist Chris Connor’s speedy pentatonic licks — also shine. As good as it is on the album, the band is on a different level when it comes to its live act. My personal favorite jam, “Blue Eyed Lola,” perfectly showcases the group’s all-around dynamics.
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Jenna and the Hops THURSDAY, MAY 22 STICKY LIPS JUKE JOINT, 830 JEFFERSON ROAD 9 P.M. | FREE | STICKYLIPSBBQ.COM; FACEBOOK.COM/ JENNAANDTHEHOPS [ ROCKABILLY ] Having staked her claim to the throne of
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Brian Lindsay “The Monkey, The Tango, and the Boogaloo” GFI MUSIC Brianlindsay.net
Auld Lang Syne FRIDAY, MAY 23 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVENUE 8 P.M. | $8-$10 | BUGJAR.COM [ ROCK ] Once in a while, a group comes along whose
songwriting and musicianship are equally inspired. With thick harmonies and raucous boot stomping, Auld Lang Syne builds upon past folk music. The vocals are near angelic, but somehow they stay rooted in that dirty old-time swagger. Started by street performers, it’s easy to imagine the band busking on a NYC sidewalk. The hooks and acoustic guitars sweep you up, while the simplicity and richness captivates your ears. Auld Lang Syne performs with S.S. Webb, The Barry Brothers, and New City Slang. — BY ERIC
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads MONDAY, MAY 26 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVENUE 9 P.M. | $6-$8 | BUGJAR.COM [ PUNK ] Hank Wood and the Hammerheads
describes itself as being, “NYC garage mutants.” The band clearly draws influences from early punk bands like The Stooges, The Clash, and The Sex Pistols — embracing the rough, oftentimes imperfect, sound that defined such bands. However, the band combines that 70’s punk sound with the characteristic intensity and aggressiveness of the hardcore genre. The band released its first LP, “Go Home!” in 2012. Performs with Flip Shit, Lamby, and Tapehead. — BY LEAH CREARY
The record company is going to have to front me another copy of Brian Lindsay’s “The Monkey, The Tango, and the Boogaloo,” because I ate the first one. No shit, I got done with the preliminary spin, smeared some peanut butter on it and ate it. Good records call to mind comparisons and metaphors, but only the truly great ones can be called delicious. Lindsay is one of my favorite singers of the hardcore troubadour ilk and he comes out thundering on this new album’s first track — and my new fave — “What Does Love Mean To You?” like a runaway tractor. “The Bully” is a tres cool tug-o-war between Jersey blue-eyed soul and straight-up rock ‘n’ roll. “Everyday” is a classic example of urban Americana; a “just right” blend of red clay and asphalt. “Seven Days Seven Nights” with its snake shake and voodoo is a new harder rockin’ side to Lindsay, I’ve only, up to this point, heard live. The man even gets down with a pretty piano ballad toward the end of the affair with “King Of Broken Hearts.” “The Monkey, The Tango, and the Boogaloo” is an 11-song send up to an era when LPs were enjoyed front to back, not just as collections of potential hits. This is a work of art I highly recommend you spend some time with. In fact get two; one to share with a friend … or eat. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. margaretexplosion.com. 7:309:30 p.m. Jed Curran & Steve Piper. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 288-1910. stickylipsbbq.com. 6:30 p.m. Kevin DeHond. Tackles on the Bay, 372 Manitou Rd. 3923370. tacklesonthebay.com. 6 p.m. [ BLUES ]
Upward Groove. Temple Bar
and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Brighton Symphony Celebration Concert.
Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. 490-9351. brightonsymphony.org. 7:308:45 p.m. Join the Brighton Symphony as we pay tribute to Dr. John Marcellus. Free, Donations Welcome.
New Horizons String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra. Kodak Hall at
Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 274-1100. esm.rochester.edu. 7-9 p.m.
The Younger Gang “The Younger Gang” SELF-RELEASE Facebook.com/youngergangmusic
[ JAZZ ]
The Younger Gang isn’t a band of Colt-wielding desperados, but the quartet’s sepia-soaked acoustic strain calls to mind an era when characters like that roamed the land. With bluegrass and Irish undertones, this is really a beautiful record in its melodious simplicity. The incorporation of drums and electric guitar have the band straying from getting too pure and lends itself to a wider accessibility. Regardless the treatment — plugged or unplugged — the big, bold roots shine. Timeless and beautiful. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Anthony Gianovola. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137. com. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Dady Brothers. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 209-0734. johnnyslivemusic. com. 7:30 p.m. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ] Zeale RaPZ. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory. com. 8 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
Amanda Ashley. Blackdog Recording Studios, 120 East Avenue. 232-9130. blackdogmg.com. 6:30 p.m. continues on page 17
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I dunno, man. Leave it to Rochester to Fox 45 will play Firehouse Saloon on Friday, May 23. PHOTO PROVIDED have a girl band with a man in it. But as I’ve said before, other than the pitch of the voice, you can’t hear gender. You they were really cool — all girls. They had heavier songs … hard rock, almost metal, can, however hear Fox 45’s aggression, and we really picked up on that. attitude, and yes, its balls. Fox 45 is a new this underground indie punk sound. But they were a flash, they only lasted for six band on the scene where the three gals — months. So I started sending out feelers Do you avoid being colored by your Pauline Coles (guitar, vocals), Vicky Tee to build this project for the record label. I myriad influences or do you embrace it? (rhythm guitar), Amanda Rampe (bass, had no intention of being in it. Coles: I feel like everything’s already vocals) — outnumber the one swingin’ been done. I’m influenced by so much Rampe: Dusty introduced me and Vicky dick in the outfit, drummer Dusty West. different shit that I unintentionally pull and we ended up bringing on Pauline. We West tried to initially put the band things from the stuff I hear, because I’m went through three different drummers together for Eat Here Records without always listening to music, all the time. and then having Dusty just made sense. actually joining. But after three strikes with other drummers, it just made sense. Did being a girl band essentially make it But sometimes it’s on purpose, no? I The band started gigging last May and harder for you? mean “War Pigs?” immediately got attention for the depth Coles: We were like “Oh, Black Sabbath, of influence it drew upon. Folks no doubt Rampe: I think we’re leveling the playing field a little bit now. Rock ‘n’ roll is a little cool. Let’s just go with it.” We’re expected to hear Bikini Kill and L7 — less male-dominated than it used to be influenced by them, so it’s kind of a you know, Riot Grrrl stuff — and they and I don’t think we need to sound like a homage. got it. But they also got Mountain, Uriah girl band. At first, I think people expected Rampe: Let’s not even pretend it’s not Heap, The Cramps, and Black Sabbath. us to sound like The Donnas. what it is. The band says it’s stoner rock, but honestly that’s just the tip. There’s a whole So you’ve surpassed being “good for a girl?” How have your shows been? lot of rock ’n’ roll seeping out of Fox 45. Rampe: We hear that less and less these Coles: I remember our first show, shaking Fox 45 has one freshly squeezed days. People are starting to know who we so hard on stage, I couldn’t control my eponymous EP out now and is playing are and not question it. guitar. Honestly I didn’t enjoy it until shows that highlight the band’s talent the second or third show. Pauline Coles: It definitely happened and moxy. Fox 45 isn’t a girl band; it’s a in the beginning, though. “Yeah, your rock band … a good rock band. We sat drummer’s really good… for a girl.” But What’s something Fox 45 will never do? down with the quartet to ask some dumb hearing that makes us want to work Coles: Wear stockings and high heels. questions regarding influence, on stage harder. Rampe: We’re not on board with that, anxiety, and leveling the playing field. though it’s definitely been suggested by a West: I get that all the time. couple people. CITY: So whose bright idea was Fox 45? What was the planned sound when Fox Amanda Rampe: Dusty came up with the How far are you going to take Fox 45? 45 started up? original idea before he was in the band. Rampe: All the way. Rampe: I think initially we were going to Dusty West: I thought Rochester needed be a punk band. an all-girl power band essentially, we didn’t have a bonafide, all-girl kick-ass band. At this point you’re a lot more than just punk. West: I think they’ve got too much musical None? depth to be boxed into punk anyway. West: Well, there were the Love Tunnels, Rampe: Pauline has written a lot of our 16 CITY MAY 21-27, 2014
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 Blue October. Main Street
Armory, 900 E. Main St. 2323221. rochestermainstreetarmory. com. 8 p.m. $20-$25. Cruel Hand. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. facebook.com/ thecaliforniabrewhaus. 3 & 7 p.m. Call for more info.
SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS June 1 @ 8PM
Little Big League, w/ Pony Hand, Trophy Lungs, and The Branch Davidians. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. $8$10. Teressa Wilcox Duo. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. The Teressa Wilcox band plays rock, pop and soul.
THURSDAY, MAY 22 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Kari Todesco. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee.info. 8-10 p.m. [ BLUES ]
Blues BBQ Bashes: Chris Duarte.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Jenna and the Hops. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 288-1910. stickylipsbbq. com. 9-11 p.m. John McKnight. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. reverbnation.com. 8 p.m.
Son House Blues Night w/ Ross Bracco from Table Top Three.
The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7-10 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 454-2100. rpo.org. 7:30 p.m. Thomas Wilkins, guest conductor; Douglas Prosser, trumpet. $15-$65. Spotlight on Faculty Concert Series. Hochstein Performance
Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 7-8 p.m. Aires Tropicales: Music of Summer and Latin America with Fem Vindar [a woodwind quintet]. Artist reception follows. $5. [ JAZZ ]
Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays ft. The Charles Mitchell Group.
Espada Brazilian Steak, 274 N. Goodman St. Village Gate. 4730050. espadasteak.com. 6 p.m. Free.
Jazz Weekends! ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. wegmansnextdoor.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday: 8 p.m/. Free. Night of Jazz. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1100. esm. rochester.edu. 5-9 p.m.
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free.
Dan Smalls Presents
This is some red-hot, in your face, ants in your pants, longneck in your hand, sweetheart in your arms barroom boogie. New Jersey-born Moot Davis’ twang and croon calls to mind the country revolution that resuscitated and rescued country music from the Nashvegas vampires. Though the music displays plenty of rural, rocking giddy-up and go, at the heart of it all is an honest countrypolitan crooner who embraces the Keef Riffhard 5-string, open G approach to the guitar. That’s right, there’s some rock in there, baby.
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A Taste of Jazz w/ Maggie Mullen. The Rabbit Room, 61
N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 7661728. thelowermill.com. 6:309:30 p.m. With Ralph DeBergalis on Guitar. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
The King of the Dancehall, Beenie Man. Main Street Armory,
So Last Year releases “It’s Later Than You Think..” Extended Edition. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Ave. bugjar.com. 7:30-11:15 p.m. $5.
FRIDAY, MAY 23 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Beau Ryan. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7-10 p.m.
Bob Dylan Birthday Bash hosted by HuNu?. Skylark Lounge, 40
900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com. 10 p.m. 18+ ladies 21+ men. $30-$40.
South Union St. 270-8106. reverbnation.com. 8 p.m. $10.
[ POP/ROCK ]
Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. bernunzio. com. 7:30-9:30 p.m. .
City Under Siege. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 8 p.m. $10. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Frameworks, Old Gray. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. reverbnation.com. 7 p.m. $10. Lovin’ Art! ft. The Younger Gang. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. A night of beautiful art and music.. $3-$5. Magone. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900. reverbnation.com. 5 p.m. Old Gray and Frameworks. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. facebook. com/thecaliforniabrewhaus. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Offices will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observation of Memorial Day
July 5 @ 8PM
Moot Davis plays on Friday, May 23, at Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 8 p.m. $5. Abilenebarandlounge.com; Mootdavis.com.
The Rob Goija Experience. BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 2470079. blurochester.com. 6 p.m.
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IRON & WINE
HONKY-TONK | MOOT DAVIS
Heather Dale Band: Modern Songs & Ancient Legends.
Jimmy Bennington’s Colour and Sound. The Bop Shop,
1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3354. bopshop.com. 9-10 p.m. $10 donation requested. John Akers. Shooters, 1226 Fairport Rd. Fairport. 385-9777. shootersny.com. 6-8 p.m. JT & Me. BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 750-2980. blurochester.com. 5-8 p.m. John Talarico and Tommy Bianchi doing acoustic favorites. continues on page 18
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JAZZ | JIMMY BENNINGTON COLOUR AND SOUND
ELECTRONIC | DJ ZOMBIE KITTY
Colour and Sound are two of the key ingredients to great drumming. While sound is fairly obvious, colour (the British spelling) is especially important when playing in free jazz circles. That’s where Jimmy Bennington has spent much of his career, exploiting his percussive palette in group improvisations. It doesn’t hurt that he studied with John Coltrane’s drummer, Elvin Jones. He’ll be joined at the Bop Shop by Fred Jackson on saxophone, Jerome Croswell, trumpet, and Ed Schuller, bass.
There’s times where I go to a nightclub and the DJ’s overpowering music scares me into seeking repose at a dive bar. Sometimes it’s just too much. That’s not the case with DJ Zombie Kitty. The Philadelphia-based DJ has been keeping club goers entranced since 2009 with her versatile range, which covers a smorgasbord of genres. There’s something any EDM fan can get down with, whether it be dubstep, psych trance, electro house, or chiptunes, the latter of which she used to remix soundtracks to iconic horror movies like “Army of Darkness” and “Children of the Corn.” Zombie Kitty spins some truly unique stuff.
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound plays Friday, May 23, at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $10. 271-3354; Bopshop.com; Jbcolourandsound.com. — BY RON NETSKY
FRIDAY, MAY 23 Kinloch Nelson. Glengarry
JA ZZ ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014
Don’t miss an opportunity to reach this active audience during one of Rochester’s most attended festivals with CITY Newspaper’s two special sections!
Inn at Eagle Vale, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250. Fairport. 598-3820. eaglevale.com. 6-9 p.m. Missy Wall. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. bouldercoffee.info. 8-10 p.m. Pan de Oro. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free.
This LIfe with Six Ways to Sunday. Lovin’ Cup, 300
Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. [ BLUES ]
REVIEW SECTION Publishes: June 25 Ad space reservations: June 20 585-244-3329 and ask for your representative! 18 CITY MAY 21-27, 2014
Jazz Weekends! ft. The David Detweiler Trio. Next Door Bar
Auld Lang Syne w/ S.S. Web, The Barry Brothers. and New City Slang. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
[ JAZZ ] Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0403. thelittle.org. 8:30-10:30 p.m.
& Grill, 3220 Monroe Ave. 2494575. wegmansnextdoor.com. Thursday: 5 p.m., Friday: 8 p.m/. Free. Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177. com. 4:30 p.m. Free.
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135
The Beale, 693 South Ave. 2714650. thebealegrille.com. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sophistafunk. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave. reverbnation.com. 7 p.m.
Find something you love to do and do it for the rest of your life. Music from the films of Wes Anderson. Bug
Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. 18+. $8-$10.
Black Tide, Threat Signal, Affiance. Montage Music Hall,
50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 6:30 p.m. 16+. $15. Broken Mind Spoken. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. reverbnation.com. 7 p.m. $15. Dave Riccioni & Friends. Mastrella’s Irondequoit Steak House, 4300 Culver Road. 4672750. 5-8 p.m.
The Infrared Radiation Orchestra. Firehouse Saloon,
814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. firehousesaloon.com. 10 p.m.
[ R&B ]
Moot Davis and Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons. Abilene Bar
Big Mike & The Motivators.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Big Mike and the Motivators are a Rochester blues and R&B band “dedicated to making sure you can’t stand still.”.
Mojo Monkeys followed by Mitty & The Followers.
Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 4542966. bugjar.com. 5:30-8 p.m. Free.
Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 209-0734. johnnysirishpub.com. 5 p.m.
Antarctica, Zombie Kitty, Alienfuel, Sk1ttl3z, PA - Snow, ROC, E-Bag, ROC . Love Nightclub,
[ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
45 Euclid St. 233-6340. lovenightclubrochester.com. 9 p.m. $12-$15.
[ POP/ROCK ]
Lake Rd. Pultneyville. 315-5894512. PultneyvilleGrill.com. 7 p.m. free.
Luca Foresta & Electro Kings.
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
PREVIEW SECTION Publishes: June 18 Ad space reservations: May 27
The Charlie Mitchell Group.
DJ Zombie Kitty performs with DeeJay Antarctica and Alienfuel on Friday, May 23, at LOVE Nightclub, 45 Euclid Street. 9 p.m. $12 for 21 and over; $15 for 18-20. Lovenightclubrochester. com; Facebook.com/DJzombiekitty. — BY TREVOR LEWIS
& Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8 p.m. $5 cover Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8 p.m. $5 cover. Parkerhouse Road. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 2323221. reverbnation.com. 8 p.m. $10. Tombstone Heads. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 2161070. thebealegrille.com. 7:3011:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 24 Slap Weh Fridays ft. Blazin Fiyah. Eclipse Bar & Lounge,
372 Thurston Rd. 235-9409. Call for info.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Connie Deming. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0403. thelittle.org. 8:30-10:30 p.m.
The Grey Hollow Road.
Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffee. info. 8-10 p.m. River Lynch. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. reverbnation.com. 8 p.m. Shared Genes. Hedges Restaurant, 1290 Lake Rd. Webster. 265-3850. HedgesNineMilePoint.com. 6:30 p.m. Sleepwalk Parade. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee.info. 8-10 p.m. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]
Crossroads. Sticky Lips BBQ
Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. reverbnation.com. midnight. [ CLASSICAL ]
Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 454-2100. rpo.org. 8 p.m. Thomas Wilkins, guest conductor; Douglas Prosser, trumpet. $15-$65. [ COUNTRY ]
Shifting Gears. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. [ JAZZ ]
Dolce Musica. Cinnabar Winery
Tasting Room, 14512 Big Basin Way. reverbnation.com. 1:30 p.m.
CITY Newspaper presents
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Mind Body Spirit & Workshops
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free.
TO ADVERTISE IN THE MIND BODY SPIRIT SECTION CALL CHRISTINE AT 244.3329 x23 OR EMAIL CHRISTINE@ROCHESTER-CITYNEWS.COM
[ R&B ]
Mitty & The Followers. Dinosaur
ARGENTINE TANGO Drop in classes $8 Every Sunday 7-8PM Tango Social Dance 8-10PM No Partner Needed 215 Tremont St. # 8 585.473.8550 www.dancencounters.com
Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
Dedicated to helping everyday people with:
ional Flow. Abilene Bar &
•Weight Loss • Stress Relief • Relaxation • Smoking Cessation • Reiki
Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. https://facebook.com/ events/1501237390105054/. 10 p.m. $5.
Free Consultation Sessions by appointment only
FOLK | BAND OF LOVERS
3380 MONROE AVE SUITE 208, PITTSFORD (Across from Cheesecake factory)
[ POP/ROCK ]
Blue Falcon with Upward Groove. Skylark Lounge, 40
South Union St. 270-8106. skylarklounge.com. 10 p.m. $5. Haewa. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. Home Court Advantage. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 6211480. facebook.com/ thecaliforniabrewhaus. noon. Jon Greeno’s Twang Fest. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 288-1910. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m.
Joy Wave, the Fowls, and the Heroic Enthusiasts. Bug Jar,
219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. $10-$12.
Original Revolver and Don Mancuso. Rab’s Woodshed,
4440 Lake Ave. 663-4610. reverbnation.com. 9 p.m. Primal Fear. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. 16+. $15-$18.
SUNDAY, MAY 25 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Band of Lovers. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. reverbnation.com. 7:30 p.m. Celtic Music Sundays. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille. com. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ CLASSICAL ]
Music and Literature. Hochstein
Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-2100. rpo. org. 2 p.m. Jeanine De Bique, soprano. $25.
RTOS May Theater Organ Concert. Rochester Auditorium
Theatre, 885 E. Main St. 2342295. rtosonline.org. 2:30 p.m. “Pops-on-Pipes” Direct from London, England; Richard Hills. $12-$15. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Casshern, Chip’s Challenge, BLEO, and Cu-Cu. Bug Jar,
219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $7-$9.
What the world needs now is love, or maybe just more bands like Band of Lovers. Guitarist Dave Strumfeld and ukulele player Sabina Beachdell met at SUNY Purchase but formed their acoustic group in California. They have since spent nearly a year on the road performing songs that might inspire you to cuddle up with your sweetie. Band of Lovers pulls you in with its pleasant vocal harmonies and fills the space with more music than the instruments allow. The pair’s show at Tango Cafe is both a hometown tour stop for Rochester-native Beachdell and a tune-up gig for Band of Lovers before it records its Kickstarter-financed debut album, “The Coast,” in Upstate New York this summer.
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Band of Lovers performs on Sunday, May 25,. at Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory Street. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tips accepted. Tangocafedance.com; Bandoflovers.net
— BY ROMAN DIVEZUR The White Party ft. Jon Herbert. Love Nightclub,
45 Euclid St. 222-5683. lovenightclubrochester.com. 10 p.m. $5 21+, $12 18+; $10 after 2am. The White Party. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook.com/ tiltnightclub. 9 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
Beyond Dishonor. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 6211480. reverbnation.com. 8 p.m.
MONDAY, MAY 26 [ R&B ]
The Fools. Schooner’s Riverside
Pub, 70 Pattonwood Dr. 3423030. reverbnation.com. 3 p.m. [ REGGAE/JAM ] Noble Vibes. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 6635910. reverbnation.com. 6 p.m. 21+ Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. pelicansnestrestaurant.com/. [ POP/ROCK ]
Jumbo Shrimp. Marge’s
You pay what works best for you. No questions asked.
Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. margeslakesideinn. com. 4-8 p.m. 21+.
TUESDAY, MAY 27
302 N. Goodman St., Suite 403 in Village Gate 585.287.5183 • Find us on
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Beards. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee.info. 8-10 p.m. The Howlin’ Brothers. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $8.
THINKING ABOUT TAKING DANCE LESSONS?
The South Carolina Broadcasters w/ The Younger Gang. Bernunzio
Join us for our
Thursday, June 26th @7:00pm.
Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. bernunzio.com. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10. [ POP/ROCK ]
The Flashing Astonishers, Made Violent, Faux Leather Jacket, and Worm Quartet.
View a dance demonstration and attend Beginner Dance lesson! 3450 WINTON PLACE ROCHESTER, NY 14623 585-292-1240
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. $7-$9. Joe Baia. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. reverbnation.com. 6:30 p.m.
Hank Wood, The Hammerheads, Flip Shit, Lamby and Tapehead. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9:15 p.m. Igor & Red Elvises. Village of Palmyra, E Main St. Palmyra. 368-8081. eriecanalpirates. com. 1-6 p.m.
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The cast of “In the Heights” rehearse in run up to the production’s May 22 opening at RAPA. The musical is a joint venture by OFC Creations and the Rochester Latino Theatre Company. PHOTO PROVIDED
Hitting the heights “In the Heights” THURSDAY, MAY 22, THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 1 RAPA’S EAST END THEATRE, 727 E. MAIN STREET MAY 22-24, 30-31: 7:30 P.M.; JUNE 1: 2 P.M. | $15-$20 | 325-3366; RAPATHEATRE.ORG [ PREVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND
Fittingly for a show about community and dreams, the upcoming production of “In the Heights” at Rochester Association of Performing Arts brings together two local companies with big ambitions. Both groups, OFC Creations and the Rochester Latino Theatre Company, are relative newcomers to the Rochester theater scene who have already amassed some impressive credits. The show itself would be an ambitious choice for either group: “In the Heights” has a large cast, uses a full Latin band, and is a big Broadway musical full of big dance and production numbers. By joining forces, OFC Creations and the RLTC are creating the first Rochester community-theater production of this Tony Award-winning musical. Eric Johnson, a Rochester native who majored in theater at Nazareth College and 20 CITY MAY 21-27, 2014
now works at RAPA, began OFC Creations as a way to use his knowledge of the artistic and business side of theater, and to provide theater experience to younger performers. OFC makes a point of casting younger actors alongside more experienced adults to learn different aspects of theater arts, often in shows dealing with youth issues. Recent OFC presentations include the pop opera “Bare” and an original musical called “Kitestrings”. The Rochester Latino Theater Company began in spring 2012, founded by Annette Ramos, who is the Education Services Manager for Young Audiences of Rochester, and Stephanie Paredes, who is now the company’s board president. Ramos took part in a reading of play called “School of the Americas,” in which she played what she calls “a deep Latina — not a clinging lady or a bad girl.” The experience made her decide that Rochester needed a theater company that would be “by, for, and about Latinos, that went beyond the stereotypes”, and would also support emerging and established Latino theater artists. The idea led to weekly gatherings at which individuals told their “growing up Latino” stories. These were eventually compiled into a bilingual theater piece, “Sombras de Nuestros Rostros/Shadows of Our Faces,” which was
performed at Geva, Writers & Books, and MuCCC. RLTC also recently presented a one-act play, “Mi Casa es su Casa,” and a reading of “W.A.C. Iraq,” a show about Latina women in the U.S. military. Both groups have a history of worthy productions, but putting on a musical is something else — and there are not many Broadway musicals dealing realistically with the Latino experience in America. “When Annette Ramos heard I was doing ‘In the Heights,’” Johnson says, “she immediately got in touch with me to propose working together on it.” Ramos had seen the touring company of “In the Heights” when it played Rochester a few years ago, and was excited to be part of the show. “It’s in the style of classic musical theatre, but it uses contemporary music — the cultural music of my people — in a theatrical way,” Ramos says. “We were immediately embraced by Eric,” she says. “We knew what we could bring to the table with this show from the beginning, and that was authenticity: help with accents and other cultural details that would give depth to the performance. And Eric’s experience with younger actors has been very helpful for our company. For example, before the auditions for ‘In
the Heights’ he offered a workshop on audition techniques, something many of the younger performers just wouldn’t have had the chance to get before.” “In the Heights,” which opened on Broadway in 2008, was a surprise hit. It ran for more than a thousand performances and won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It is a “day in the life” of a Dominican-American neighborhood in Brooklyn’s Washington Heights. The characters are working-class types: a man and his cousin who run a bodega, others who work for a taxi and limousine service or a salon. Their dreams include winning the lottery and leaving the closeknit neighborhood to pursue a college education. Johnson, the director, calls it a show in part about “the culture and the traditions you grow up with — those you decide to keep as part of your life, and those you abandon as you move on.” For the director, the show is important and powerful as “one of the first musicals to show all its Latino characters in a positive environment.” Johnson adds that the “In the Heights” cast really looks like a neighborhood, too. “Our cast ranges from 14 years old to 60 — 21 people in all. And they are from all different backgrounds — that is the point of our mission. The RLTC has been a great help with the culture, the cast, and the atmosphere of the show.” While “In the Heights” is indeed a lively and warm-hearted show, its highlight is probably the lively, infectious score. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music and lyrics brought Latin rhythms, hiphop, and freestyle rap to Broadway, and undoubtedly helped the show to its long run (and to a Grammy Award for its cast recording). Not surprisingly, those Latin and African-American rhythms inspire a lot of dancing, and choreographer Bobby Conte is in charge of putting every member of the large cast through their paces. “Salsa, merengue, hip-hop dance, you name it,” Conte says. “I’ve got them doing everything.” Local theater veteran Adele Fico is returning to the stage with “In the Heights” after several years dealing with health issues. She plays the neighborhood’s good-hearted grandmother figure, Abuela Claudia, and she loves the experience and the cast’s boundless energy. “This is a show with a lot of heart,” Fico says. “You really get the feeling of a whole neighborhood on stage. The show is about a very specific place, but this is music for everybody, and a show for everyone.”
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Create Art 4 Good Studios, 1115 E Main Street- Suite #201 Door #5. With Honor We Serve: The Art of Brian Kennedy. Through May 31. Unofficial opening Apr 26, 6-9 p.m. First Friday opening May 2, 6-9 p.m. May 13, 7 p.m.: Nicole Miller, LMT speaking on the benefits of Massage for Vets. May 18, 1-4 p.m.: Candle ceremony in honor of someone serving (living or deceased), suggested donation $5 for each candle. Donations will be given to the Veteran’s Outreach Center. May 30, 7 p.m.: Brian Kennedy lecture: Art & Experience, RSVP: 7044270, suggested donation $10. Proceeds benefit Veteran’s Outreach Center. May 31, 1-4 p.m.: Veteran Chair massage event with Nicole Miller. 7044270. Susan@createart4good. org. createart4good.org. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. Replication Within the Natural Universe. Thru May 31. Reception May 22 at 8 p. m. Music starts at 9 p.m. 2929940. lovincup.com. Rochester Public Market, 280 N Union St. “Lots of Food” instillation. 428-6907. smugtownmushrooms.com. Strong Memorial Hospital, 625 Elmwood Ave. Through My Eyes. Thru June 31. Reception Thurs. May 22, 4:30-6 p.m. 275-3571. urmc.rochester. edu./psychiatry. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Celebrating Watercolor. Work by M. Wendy Gwirtzman and her students. Through Jun 27. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 770-1960. email@example.com. Anderson Arts Building, 250 N Goodman St. M is For Mother. Through May 31. By appointment. 7645589. firstname.lastname@example.org. andersonalleyartists.com. Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road. Cheryl Hrudka One Women Show: 270°. Through May 31. 586-3535. artisandirectltd.net. AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, Wilson Blvd. Performance Art // Independent Study Show. Through May 21. sageartcenter.com/asis-gallery/. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave, 2nd floor. Mad Sally with Things on Strings paintings by Joy Adams. Thru June 28. Gallery hours Wed-Sat 12-5 p.m. 2326030. axomgallery.com. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Magnificent Africa. A series of informative panels, artifacts, and now, a fully interactive digital display including music, video, and imagery. 563-2145. thebaobab.org. Before Your Quiet Eyes, 439 Monroe Ave. Photography by Stacy Lawrence. Thru May 31. Gallery hours: Tues, 11-4 p.m., Wed. 4-6 p.m., Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 11-6 p.m. 5837851. BFYQUE@aol.com. Books Etc, 78 W Main St Macedon. Three Magic Views. Thru July 30. Reception Fri. May 23 at 6 p.m. Highlights Abigail Simmons, Elaine Dow, and Kurt and
ART | WINDOW PROJECT
“The Window Project,” running through June 15 at Image City Photography Gallery, explores our relationship to the simple window. Artist Betsy Phillips dives past merely the architectural design element to look at — and through — windows “as reflective surfaces, as sources of light and shadow, as objects of comfort and beauty, and as opportunities for marketing and even socializes.” Receptions for the exhibit will be Friday, May 23, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the First Friday Gallery Night, June 6, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. “The Window Project” is on display at Image city Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue, through June 15. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Imagecityphotographygallery.com. — BY JAKE CLAPP
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Starting with just seven teams and a little over a thousand festival goers in 2008, the Roc City Ribfest has since boomed to include over 100 teams and 30,000 people out on Memorial Day weekend. The family-friendly festival features live music, competitive cooking — ribs, chicken wings, hot dogs, burgers, and more — the Roc City Rib Cook Off, the World Bacon Championship, Kids Q, and the People’s Choice Ribs, where attendees can vote for their favorite slab of the festival. Roc City Ribfest will also host Rochester’s first food truck competition, The Roc City Food Truck Throwdown, on Friday, May 23. The Roc City Ribfest will be at Genesse Valley Park (952 E. River Road) and opens to the public at 5 p.m. Friday, May 23, and runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26. The entrance fee is $5, and free for those under 12 years old. The festival will donate $1 from each entrance fee to the Golisano Children’s Hospital. For the latest details and a full schedule, visit Roccityribfest.com, or call 1-888-ROC-BBQ8. — BY JAKE CLAPP Carol Schreiner. 474-4116. booksetcofmacedonny.com. Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. “Play.” urmc.rochester.edu. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. The Lobby Presents: Art Liquidation Sale with Ax. Through Jun 4. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. lobbydigital.com.
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FAMILY | BOARDWALK ARCADE
The Strong Museum of Play is recreating the seaside resorts of the 19th and early 20th centuries with its newest exhibit Boardwalk Arcade. The summertime exhibit — running May 24 through September 7 — takes the curious through the evolution of arcade amusements, from the traditional carnival games of Coney Island and Atlantic City to contemporary staples like Hoop Fever, Ticket Monster, and “Temple Run.” A section also focuses on video arcade machines like “Spy Hunter,” “Virtua Racing,” and “The Ocean Hunter.” Opening day will feature “pop-up” circus acts by Flower City Vaudeville. The exhibit Boardwalk Arcade will open at The Strong Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, on May 24 and runs through September 7. The museum is open MondayThursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $13.50 for Age 2 and older; Free from children under 2. 263-2700; Museumofplay.org. — BY JAKE CLAPP
Art Exhibits email@example.com. xroadscoffeehouse.com. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Nils R Caspersson: Rural Paintings. Through Sep 1. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Dept of Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester River Campus. Cultivateing
Color: Nineteenth-Century Fruit and Flower Plates. Through May 23. 275-4461. lib.rochester.edu. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. Brockport. Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Pottery, Photography, Mixed-Media.. Through May 24. Brockport Artists’ Guild Members Show. 637-5494. differentpathgallery. com.; Brockport Artists’ Guild 3rd Annual Exhibit. Through May 30. Thur-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 637-5494.
DifferentPathGallery.com. 6375494. kwestonarts@gmail. com. differentpathgallery.com. Gallery Salon & Spa, 780 University Ave. The Empty Center. Debut artwork by Pam Howe and photographs by Catherine MacWilliams. 271-8340. erikagallerysalon@ gmail.com. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. Early Work: A Selection of Paintings and Prints by Alan Singer. Through May 28. MonFri 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-2 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. thegeiselgallery.com. Genesee County Park and Forest Interpretive Center, 11095 Bethany Center. GCC Photography Students Exhibit Environmental Portraits. “Around the Bend: The Shared Landscape,” students this year will share “Environmental Portraits of Western New York.”. 344-1122. jspring. email@example.com. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Another America: A Testimonial to the Amish by Robert Weingarten and A World Apart: Photographs of Hasidic Communities in Israel by Pavel Wolberg. Through May 25. Also in Entrance Gallery through Jun 8: Of Time and Buildings. Also in Annex Gallery through May 25: XL Porfolio. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. Hungerford Building, 1115 E Main St. The Rochester Art Club featuring Harry Bliss: Sixty Years of Creative Vision. Studio #437-439. Through May 31. Special program about Harry and his work on Wed May 18, 12:30 p.m. 2335645. rochesterartclub.org. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. Home is Where the ART is. Through June 6. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.2 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reception May 16, 7-9 p.m. 943-1941. i-square.us. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave.
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Window Project. Thru June 15. Reception Fri. May 23 5-8:30 p.m. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery. com. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Core Collapse: New Collaborative Work by St. Monci and Justyn Iannucci. Through May 23. 2580400. thelittle.org.; Michael Moncibaiz, AKA St. Monci. Thru May 23. 258-0403. thelittle.org. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. New Works by Shawnee Hill, Danny Cole, Joe Guy Allard and John Perry.. 232-9030. lux666.com. Main Street Artists’ Gallery & Studio, 1115 E Main St. Main Street Artists featuring Diane Bellenger. Through May 31. 233-5645. firstname.lastname@example.org. mainstreetartistsgallery.com. Main Street Arts, 20 W Main St., Clifton Springs. Flora: A Juried Exhibition of Botanical Art. Through Jul 3; Tue–Thu 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–7 p.m. 315-462-0210. email@example.com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Matisse as Printmaker: Works from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.. Also in Grand Gallery: “Alexander Matisse: New Ceramics.” Through Jun 8. Also Lockhart Gallery through May 4: “Eduardo Paolozzi’s “General Dynamic F.U.N.” Also Lucy Burne Gallery through May 17: “Collaborations: Works by Students and Teachers.” WedSun 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St Honeoye Falls. Lean Forward: Mill Art Cetner & Gallery Digital Show. Through Jun 21. 624-7740. millartcenter.com. MuCCC Gallery Space, 142 Atlantic Ave. Concentrated Aggregation: Works on
LITERATURE | A NIGHT WITH AN AUTHOR AND BEER
On May 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Roc Brewing Co. (56 South Union Street) will host a literary event for Mental Health Awareness Month. Rochester author and young professional Anish Majumdar (pictured) will speak about publishing his first novel, “The Isolation Door,” and the events that inspired it. Figuring centrally in the work is his mother’s struggle with schizophrenia and the profound impact it had on his upbringing and his own journey. Enjoy a craft beer while you listen to the book discussion and learn about the role the city has played in Majumdar’s development as an artist, particularly the rich base of resources and community support. The short presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. A portion of the proceeds from every book sold will be donated to schizophrenia research and treatment. The event is free to attend, but an RSVP is requested, as space is limited. Email Rypcommunitydevelopment@gmail.com to reserve your spot. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Paper by David Werberig. Gallery open during regular performance schedules at MuCCC Theatre. muccc.org. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Place. Albert Paley on Park Avenue.. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. Chas Davis Art Show. 7042889. tinydancerdeuel@gmail. com. lessonsattheloft.com.
Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Selected Works of Fairport High School Art Students. Through May 30. Wed & Fri noon-3 p.m., Thu noon-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-3 p.m. 645-2485. outsidetheboxartgallery.org. The Owl House, 75 Marshall St. Chad Grohman. 360-2920. owlhouserochester.com.
Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Proverbs and Commonplaces. Themed group show. Through Jun 14. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. The Vinyl Countdown: A Dudes Night Out Production. recordarchive.com. The Shoe Factory Art Coop, 250 N. Goodman St. Featuring artwork by local artists.. Open First Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Second Saturdays, 12-4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m. 732-0036. shoefactoryarts.com. Soho Bagel Cafe, 1520 Ridge Rd West. Warren Farrell: Re-Emergence. Through mid-July. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Recent acrylic work by local artist Warren Farrell. 6632740. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. Internal Quietness by Stephan Gersh. Through May 31. Tue-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 461-4447. spectrumgalleryroc.com. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. Puttin’ On the Ritz. Thru June 28. Artist Tom Ritz. 271-2630. starrynitescafe.com. Studio 215, 1115 E. Main St. Past Seasons. Through May 31. 490-1210. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Nitty Gritty Hair and Waxing Parlor, 274 N. Goodman St., Village Gate. Paintings and Drawings by Rina Miriam Drescher. Through Jun 1. 585-4612285. email@example.com. Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Fairport. Outside the Box presents Tom Cicero, a solo exhibition of abstract paintings.. Through May 30. 377-0410. outsidetheboxag@ gmail.com. towpathcafe.com. Veritas Wine Bar, 217 Alexander St. Fleur: Artworks by Kristina Kaiser. Through
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FILM | “HIDDEN PICTURES”
The annual The Reel Mind Film Series presents films about various challenges surrounding mental illness and spotlights great stories of hope. On Tuesday, May 27, the Cinema Theatre (957 S. Clinton Avenue) will present “Hidden Pictures,” the story of filmmaker Delaney Ruston, who after years of estrangement, reconnected with her schizophrenic father. Ruston became interested in the experiences other families had around the globe, uncovering mental health issues in India, South Africa, China, France, and the US. The screening takes place at 7 p.m., and will be followed by a Q&A session with Ruston (via Skype) and Laurence Guttmacher, Clinical Director of Rochester Psychiatric Center, and facilitated by Christine Wagner, Executive Director at St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center. Tickets are $8 and available online at Reelmindfilmfest.com. For more information, call 444-3664, and visit the website for information on the future films in this year’s series. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Jun 18. Tue-Sat 5-11 p.m. 262-2336. veritaswinebar. com. Wayne County Council for the Arts, 108 W. Miller St. Newark. Art Quilt People: Night and Day. Thru May 31. Galley hours: Thurs-Sat 12-3 p.m. 315-331-4593. waynearts.wordpress.com/. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr.
Alumni Biennial Exhibition: The Art, Music, and Poetry of Rand Darrow. 785-1369. flcc.edu.
Art Events [ WED., MAY 21 ] The “Nothing Lasts Forever” Moving Sale. Through June 18. Phillips Fine Art, 248 East Ave. Through June 18. Tue-
[ TUE., MAY 27 ] Sally Wood Winslow’s critique of the artwork. May 27, 7:30 p.m. Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave Sally Wood Winslow will present a critique on some of the show art works “with permission from the artist” 787-4086. irondequoitartclub.org/. Smugtown Art, Food, and Zine Night. May 27, 7 p.m. Smugtown Mushrooms, 127 Railroad St. Come and draw all things Fungi related!. 6901926. smugtownmushrooms. com.
Comedy [ WED., MAY 21 ] Stop the Violence & Laugh w/ Cocoa Brown and Etcha Sketch. May 21, 7:30 p.m. Radisson Riverside Hotel, 120 East Main St. Nema Williams, T-Ray Sanders and hosted nu Jay Real. $25$50. 261-7094. stvandlaugh. eventbrite.com. [ THU., MAY 22 ] Josh Blue. May 22, 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster $12-$20. 6719080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., MAY 23 ] Kevin Bartini. May 23, 7:30 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue $10. 328-6000. rocjokefactory.com. [ SAT., MAY 24 ] Thanks for coming, You’re the best! A Night of Comedy. May 24, 8-9:30 p.m. The Space, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248 A night of hilarious stand up comedy headlined by Dario Josef. $5. dariocomedy.com. [ SUN., MAY 25 ] David Attell. May 25, 8 p.m. Main Street Armory, 900 E.
Main St. $35-$40. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory. com.
Dance Events [ WED., MAY 21 ] “Cinderella”. Through May 18, 2015. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Rochester City Ballet $50-$65. 389-2170. artscenter.naz.edu. [ FRI., MAY 23 ] Keeping Families Dancing. May 23, 7 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave This benefit will include a performance of award winning contemporary, jazz, lyrical, modern, and ballet pieces $10-$15. 461-2100. drapercenter. com.
Festivals [ THU., MAY 22] Roc City Ribfest. Thus. May 22- Mon. May 26. roccityribfest.com. [ SAT., MAY 24 ] Tree Peony Festival of Flowers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m Linwood Gardens, 1912 York Rd. Each Sat-Sun through Jun 1 Suggested contribution $8. Guided tours $12. 584 3913. firstname.lastname@example.org. linwoodgardens.org.
Kids Events [ WED., MAY 21 ] Happy Birthday, Mr. Letchworth!. May 21, 9 a.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park. Castile 493-3625. nysparks.com. [ FRI., MAY 23 ] YMCA of Greater Rochester Hosts Family Camp. May 2326. Camp Cory, 140 New York 54 . Penn Yan $150, 4-12 yrs; $180, 13+. 325-2889. campcory.campmanagement. com/individual-register.
[ SAT., MAY 24 ] Tail Waggin’ Tutors. Fourth Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. Maplewood Community Library, 1111 Dewey Ave. Free 585-428-8220. margaret. email@example.com. maplewoodcommunitylibrary. org.
Lectures [ WED., MAY 21 ] The Icarus Sessions. Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Hanlon-Fiske Studios, 34 Elton St. Ten or fifty or a hundred people come together and follow the simple rules of the Icarus Session. You have 140 seconds to talk about the art you are working on, what inspires you, what’s holding you back, whatever! You meet, connect, support each other, and then go back into the world, ready to make a ruckus Free. 705-6581. Past is Present: The WetPlate Revival. May 21, 6-7 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. 475-5673. https://facebook.com/ events/654846911255877/. [ THU., MAY 22 ] Alzheimer’s Education: Role Changes and Transitions. May 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Free 800-272-3900. [ SUN., MAY 25 ] Brush with Nature: Plein Air Tradition in American Landscape Painting. May 25, 2 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Speaker: Calerie A. Balint. $5-$12. 2768900. mag.rochester.edu.
Literary Events [ WED., MAY 21 ] Muslim Journeys Reading and Discussion Program. May 21, 12-1:30 p.m. Central continues on page 24
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Sunset Boulevard stars Dawn M. Sargent as Norma Desmond and Jason Mincer as Joe Gillis. The Blackfriars production runs through June 14. PHOTO BY DAN HOWELL
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than a delusional 50-something thinking she can portray a teenaged seductress on film. Norma becomes obsessed with Joe, and he becomes her kept boy even as he grows closer to Betty while working on their screenplay project. “Sunset” is a natural fit for a musical adaption.
[ REVIEW ] BY ERIC REZSNYAK
The dark side of Old Hollywood was apparently on the mind of Blackfriars Artistic Director John Haldoupis when he programmed the theater’s 2013-14 season. It opened with “Me and Jezebel,” which told an inspired-by-real-life story about latter-day Bette Davis. And now it closes with “Sunset Boulevard,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of the Billy Wilder cinematic classic about the destructive power Hollywood has on the dreamers it ensnares. “Sunset” is a big show with big numbers, and director Haldoupis and the cast and crew fill the Blackfriars space while bringing it all to life. If the pictures are getting smaller, the theater is bigger than ever. “Sunset” tells the story of Joe Gillis, a struggling screenwriter trying to find work in 1949 Hollywood. After striking out with a baseball-flick pitch, Joe is approached by Betty, a studio script editor who wants to adapt one of his earlier stories; jaded Joe largely dismisses her interest. While on the run from repo men looking to take back his car, Joe ends up at a rambling mansion on Sunset Boulevard. He discovers that it is the home of faded silent-film star Norma Desmond, who hires Joe to edit the screenplay for her comeback project — a retelling of the biblical story of Salome, in which she plans to star. But Joe has bigger problems 24 CITY MAY 21-27, 2014
It is Dramatic with a capital D; there’s not a lot of subtlety to be found in this story. Instead it is loaded with great mid-20th century style, a larger-than-life main character, and a plot that in many ways feels like a modern-day opera. That operatic feeling is especially strong in the first act, in which several of the songs (“Let’s Have Lunch,” “Every Movie’s a Circus”) feature exposition and dialogue hammered into jaunty tunes, to varying degrees of success. Although the show won Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score back when it debuted 20 years ago, its songs are frankly a very mixed bag. Some are fine but forgettable, such as “Greatest Star of All” and “Eternal Youth is Worth a Little Suffering.” A few are just flat-out clunkers. But the musical also features three or four classic Lloyd Webber gems, including the title song and Norma’s defining solos, “With One Look” and “As If We Never Said Goodbye.” Dawn M. Sargent plays Norma Desmond in the Blackfriars production, and she is ideally cast. She alternately swans or skulks about the stage, always displaying the over-the-top gestures that would be intrinsic to a silent-film star. And she really is ready for her close-up at all times: Sargent’s Norma is giving you face for days. Sargent fully inhabits the role, and there was obviously a great deal of consideration giving to the way she approached virtually every aspect
of the performance. Note that when Norma is singing to Joe, Sargent does so with a warbly 1920’s affect. But when it comes time for Norma’s big numbers, Sargent belts in full voice. And it must be said: Sargent is absolutely flawless in “As If We Never Said Goodbye.” Sargent has a good leading man in Jason Mincer as Joe Gillis. Mincer brings a great singing voice and natural charisma to the part. In his hands, the complicated relationship with Norma makes a certain kind of sense (live that keptboy dream, Joe). And Mincer has absolutely no problem holding the audience’s attention, even in the sometimes overly busy group numbers. Speaking of those group numbers, Nicolette Hart is listed as being in charge of the musical staging, and she threw quite a bit at the eightmember ensemble. Possibly too much, as the ensemble members often get solo lines in the group numbers, and they were frequently difficult to hear over the show’s orchestra. This was especially noticeable in “The Lady’s Paying,” in which the un-mic’ed singer in the lead — who was gamely dancing all around the stage — barely registered over the accompaniment. That said, the show features strong singing from the supporting actors, including Robyn Fazio Lasser as Betty, Ken Harrington as Max, and Nicholas D. Rogers as Cecil B. DeMille. Last week Haldoupis announced that the 201415 season will be his last as Blackfriars’ artistic director. If you need an indication as to what kind of a loss that will be to Blackfriars specifically, and to the Rochester theater community in general, look no further than his direction and design for “Sunset Boulevard.” Haldoupis is renowned for his lush sets and costuming, and his inventive approach to sets and staging. All of that is on display in this show. The set for “Sunset” is comprised of a large archway with curtains and rolling sectionals that are constantly being reorganized by the cast into various formations. They create everything from a movie theater to back-lot offices, a moving car to a swimming pool. It’s a very smart way to maximize the fairly limited space of the Blackfriars stage. The show also makes excellent use of lighting (designed by Nic Minetor) and projections (designed by Ron Heerkens, Jr.), which are critically important to the successful storytelling. The costumes for the show are gorgeous, the look and feel of early films evoked by almost all of the characters dressed in black, white, and sepia tones – except for one specific exception. Norma is dressed in a seemingly endless number of flowing robes and gowns, all sparkling with sequins and spangles, and so many turbans. So many glorious turbans. The show makes a point about the high price of fame. But if fame leads to that kind of glamour, I’ll start counting my pennies.
[ THU., MAY 22 ] A Night with an Author and Beer!. May 22, 6-8 p.m. Roc Brewing Co., 56 S. Union St Come out and enjoy a craft beer while hearing from a local published author!. Free. 770-4830. rocbrewingco@ gmail.com. rocbrewingco. com. Pure Kona Open Mic Poetry Series. 7-10 p.m. The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. ourcoffeeconnection.org. [ TUE., MAY 27 ] Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com.
Museum Exhibit [ WED., MAY 21 ] Decades of I Do. Through May 31. Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St Through May 31. Also on display: Howard Sharp’s collection of wire mesh purses and old-fashioned hatpins. Sun & Tue 2-4 p.m., Thu 7-9 p.m., Sat 9-11 a.m. Showcase of wedding gowns, announcements, and photos perintonhistoricalsociety.org. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Through Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse, 7606 N. Ontario St Sodus Point $2-$4. 315-483-4936. sodusbaylighthouse.org. [ SAT., MAY 24 ] Boardwalk Arcade &Pinball Playfields. May 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Step right up! Celebrate seaside amusements in all their beeping, blipping, vibrant glory. Stroll through a scene that evokes the heyday of 19th- and early 20th-century resorts such as Coney Island and Atlantic City, and play your way through an all-new gallery of pinball machines Free w/museum admission. 263-2700. museumofplay.org.
Recreation [ WED., MAY 21 ] The Ride of Silence Will Not Be Quiet. May 21, 6:15 p.m. Cyclists will take to the roads in a slow, silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways 729-7008. rideofsilence.org. [ FRI., MAY 23 ] Hosmer Dinner. 6 p.m Hosmer Winery, 7020 Route 89, Ovid 1836 Dining experience in this charming inn $75. 538.6822. firstname.lastname@example.org. gcv. org. [ SAT., MAY 24 ] Chili Community Garage Sale. May 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Chili Senior Center, 3235 Chili Ave. Come see what vendors have for sale this year!. Free. 585889-4680. townofchili.org.
Flavors of Rochester. 10 a.m.-noon. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. Outside the MArket Office. 428-6907. cityofrochester. gov/publicmarket. Peace, Love & Fun Community Appreciation Cookout. May 24. Thomas P. Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Ave. Activities include peace walk, face painting, carnival games, bouncy houses,and more FREE. 752-4045. email@example.com. Salsa Night. May 24, 8 p.m. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. $5-$10. 292-9940. lovincup.com. [ SUN., MAY 25 ] Community Garage Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 428-6907. cityofrochester.gov/ publicmarket. Get Your “Doo-Wop” on at the Dam!. May 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park . Castile 658-4790. nysparks. com. Public Tour of North Section of Mount Hope Cemetery. 2 p.m Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue This tour consists of a two-hour leisurely walk on paved roads as well as uneven terrain $5. 461-3494. fomh.org. Rochester Bicycling Club: Lima-Wayland. May 25, 10 a.m. 729-3570. Rochesterbicyclingclub.org. [ MON., MAY 26 ] Holiday Special Tours. May 26, 2 p.m. Mount Hope Cemetery, North Gate, 791 Mt. Hope Ave. $5. 461-3494. fomh.org. Zero Prostate Cancer Run/ Walk. May 26, 8 a.m. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way 202-303-3133. zeroprostatecancerrun.org. [ TUE., MAY 27 ] Merchant Rd Area Park Walk. May 27, 6:30 p.m. 482-1918. huggersskiclub.org.
Special Events [ WED., MAY 21 ] 17th annual Voices of Experience. May 21, 4:307:30 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave It will focus on “life experience” for girls and emphasize the import ance of a woman having an education and/ or the skills to take care of hers elf financially 242-0940. womensfoundation.org. Dimitri House Fundraiser. May 21, 5-8 p.m. Marshall Street Bar & Grill, 81 Marshall St 325-1796. dimitri-house.org. An Evening Out at Home. May 21, 6 p.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Call for info. 271-4100. eastmanhouse.org. Flower City Market Days. Through May 24, 8-10 a.m. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 4286907. cityofrochester.gov/ publicmarket. Food & Wine Pairing. May 21, 7-9 p.m. Castaways on the Lake, 244 Lake Rd $25-$30, reservations required. 2882277. rochesterwinos.com.
SPECIAL EVENT | MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Each Memorial Day, we commemorate members of the armed forces who were killed in the line of duty. We might ask ourselves if it is enough to passively praise those who have served. Memorial Day is also a time to consider the purposes of our conflicts, and to not only remember the lives destroyed by war, but to consider the future deaths in future wars and in conflicts we currently wage. Bearing witness to suffering and sacrifice must also include a conscious and active meditation on our future trajectory. The City of Rochester’s Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 26, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at East Avenue at Alexander Street. The route will follow East Avenue to Main Street and then west on Main to Plymouth Avenue, concluding at about 12 p.m. The parade will take place rain or shine. Parking is available at East End Garage (475 E. Main Street), Court St. Garage (194 Court Street), South Ave. Garage (39 Stone Street), Washington Sq. Garage (111 Woodbury Boulevard), and Sister Cities Garage (28 N. Fitzhugh Street). Food and drink will be available for purchase via vendors. For more information, call 428-5990. The 30th Annual Rochester Memorial Day Peace Parade will follow about 100 yards behind the Memorial Day Parade. The public and organizations are invited to gather at East Avenue and Arnold Park at 10 a.m. with signs and banners. The Peace Parade is held in order to show that we can honor the memory of those who have suffered and died by working toward a future of peace and justice. For more information, email Rochesterpeaceparade@gmail.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 7305030. scotlandyardpub.com. Nate Rawls Band. May 21. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave $2. 865-3320. ontariobeachentertainment. org/concert-schedule. Our Times Iran, 2001. May 21, 7 p.m. Gandhi House, 929 S. Plymouth Ave firstname.lastname@example.org. Police Memorial & Walk of Honor Ceremony. May 21, noon. Rochester Police Locust Club, 1425 Lexington Ave 254-5410. locustclub. org. Pre-Tournament Happy Hour. May 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract St. 442-4102 x8944. alsigl.org. Seasonal Flavors featuring Asparagus, Chard, and Rhubarb. May 21, 2 p.m. St. John’s Meadows/Briarwood Bldg., 1 Johnsarbor Drive West 327-5752. cminchella@mvphealthcare. com. Trucks at the Track. May 21, 5-8:30 p.m. Finger Lakes
Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96 . Farmington 585-9243232. fingerlakesgaming. com/. Wing and Beer Tasting. May 21, 5:30 p.m. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. $12. 2929940. lovincup.com. [ THU., MAY 22 ] A Celebration Mass in the Celtic Tradition. May 22, 10:40 a.m. Christ Church, 141 East Ave Concert of Traditional Celtic Music and Sung Eucharist. 454-3878. christchurchrochester.org/. IACC 2014 Women of the Year Awards. May 22. Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way Cash bar at 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m $40, register by 5/14 5948882. iaccrochester.org. Nexus Flights: Coffee Pairing Dinner. May 22. Cure, 50 Public Market pre-ticketed event. 563-7941. curebar. net. Stammtisch. Every other Thursday, 5 p.m. Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract St. 263-9200. joeburch11@ continues on page 26 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 25
Special Events gmail.com. geneseebeer.com/ brew-house. Wedding Dance with Rochester Swing Dance Network. May 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Winton Rd. Esther Bill, personal dance. $100 per couple. 721-8684. estherbrillpartnerdance.com.
Passing phrase “Proverbs and Commonplaces” THROUGH JUNE 14 OXFORD GALLERY, 267 OXFORD STREET TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 12 P.M.-5 P.M., SATURDAY: 10 A.M.-5 P.M. | FREE | 271-5885, OXFORDGALLERY.COM [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
The current show at Oxford Gallery is a group of 61 visual meditations on the sticky bits of aphoristic phrasing found within the language of our culture. These phrases, perhaps now cliché, trite bits, nevertheless contain gems of sense and are given new life and twists of interpretation by artistic hands. Each spring, Oxford Gallery owner James Hall presents a themed group show. After setting this year’s theme, “Proverbs and Commonplaces,” Hall challenged more than 50 artists to create a work based upon an adage of their choosing. It’s a challenge in itself to come up with a theme that any artist — whether an abstract painter, a representational painter, or a sculptor — can tackle, Hall says. “I try to find things that are broad enough that anybody can find an approach to them,” he says. Hall had been reading a book about Flemish Renaissance painter and printmaker, Pieter Bruegel, while he was considering his list of possible themes. This book included the artist’s famous painting, “Netherlandish Proverbs” (also known by other names, including “The Topsy Turvy World,” which depicts a single street scene that contains visual allusions to more than 90 Flemish and Dutch proverbs, Hall says. Hall left it up to each artist to prick a proverb. Some of the more well-known phrases were chosen by multiple artists who then illuminated the idioms in their own unique manner. For example, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” was chosen by four different artists, each of whom answered the challenge differently. Don Sottile’s wood sculpture, “Duet,” features a small bird gently alighting on the fingertips of a non-threatening, roughly-carved hand, while two others perch on a nearby carved tree. In Jean K. Stephens’ tiny, richly-hued oil painting, “Bird in Hand,” a wood mannequin hand cradles a small and lifeless brown bird, with ribbons of grasses winding elegantly throughout. Stephens’ artworks consistently bless the 26 CITY MAY 21-27, 2014
eyes and fill the heart with a powerful reverence for minutiae and a satisfying sense of peace. But more true to the original meaning of the saying, Doug Whitfield’s realist-meets-cartoony painting, “Gatherer,” features a distressed crow grasped by an overwhelming figure who is imagining a platter of cooked poultry. Sculptor Wayne Williams, who is best known for his masterful cast bronze animals, created “Pigeon Loft (Bird in the Hand),” a cast paper relief image of a seated man holding a bird, which explores a non-epicurean reason that feathered friends are valuable. Debra Stewart’s “Two Peas in a Pod” is part of the proverb-themed group Continuing along the exhibit on view at Oxford Gallery through June 14. PHOTO PROVIDED bird theme, Ray Easton’s acrylic painting “Birds of baskets and nests, the whole scene is a vibrant a Feather” depicts a gathering of birds on a interior set against a subtly present bleak, worn statue of an angel in a lichen-laden, bright winter outside. damp atmosphere. “I think Easton’s piece is Barbara Fox’s two oil-on-copper a very imaginative approach to the proverb,” paintings, titled “Silver Linings,” are bright, in that the different birds have flocked to ethereal, downy dreams of land and sky, another winged creature, Hall says. acutely conveying a sense of hope through Showcased in a window display at the cloudy moments. front of the gallery, Carolyn Edlund’s “The One of the few sculptures in a show Cart Before the Horse” is a photo-real trompe dominated by paintings, William Keyser’s l’oeil painting of toy horse and cart which is “Learn to Walk Before You Run” is an so expertly rendered that it appears to be a acrylic-on-wood, stylish study in colorful, collage. The uncomfortable visual imbalance kinetic, fanning motion. of the composition truly drives home the The human face and figure are utilized point of the saying. to express a number of well-known phrases. Several works in the show contain Leonard Muscarella’s “Teresa IV (The Eyes are the wistful meditations on time, that undeniable Windows to the Soul)” is an oil-on-linen work master of us all. Richard C. Harrington’s oil of a captivating young model with extremely painting, “Time is a River (Letchworth),” expressive eyes of shifting color. In Norine subtly explores the relentless fleetingness of Spurling’s watercolor, “Two Heads Are Better moments as represented by moving water, Than One,” two little ones lean close together, here depicted as winding darkly through focused and cooperating on a Jenga tower, the a landscape. David Dorsey’s oil on linen, scene as faint as a memory or a faded photo. “Carpe Diem: Autumn’s Last Flowers,” is a In Daniel Mosner’s oil painting, “Same rich capture of vibrant life, with bright white as it Ever Was,” a seemingly mundane doand orange blooms immortalized and glowing mestic scene hisses with tension communinear a shining silver pitcher. cated through two figures’ defeated postures The root purpose of many of these sayings as well as the body language of the alert dog positioned between them. Quite a differis to send sage advice traveling forward in ent emotion is elicited by Deborah Hall’s time on our tongues. “Don’t Put All Your “Smile and the World Smiles with You,” a Eggs in One Basket” is a chaotically colorful lovingly-painted portrait of an elder with an large oil painting by Kate Timm. Full of open, kindly expression. flowers, jelly candies, and a variety of eggs in
[ FRI., MAY 23 ] Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap. May 23, 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. The craft. The history. The power free, rsvp. 563-2145. thebaobab.org. ZooBrew. May 23, 5:30-9 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St Ticket price includes admission to the Zoo as well as live music $10. 336-7200. senecaparkzoo. org. [ SAT., MAY 24 ] Black & Red Singles Mingle. May 24, 7-10 p.m. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 233-6340. lovenightclubrochester.com. Paws and Claws Family Day at the Seward House. May 24, 1-4 p.m. The Seward House Museum, 33 South St, Auburn Huskies, eagles, and squirrels, oh my! The Seward House Museum welcomes animallovers of all ages. 315-252-1283. sewardhouse.org. Rochester Dahlia Society: Plant and Tuber Sale. May 24, 8 a.m.-noon. Rochester Civic Garden Center, 5 Castle Park $3-$6.50. 865-2291. email@example.com. RCGC.org. [ SUN., MAY 25 ] Peter & Gloria Monacelli ‘s A Big Heart Benefit. May 25, 6-10 p.m. Hochstein Music Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave All Proceeds go to the family of our daughter Christian Monacelli $25, additional donations accepted. 4556741. hochstein.org. Rochester Dahlia Society Plant and Tuber Sale. May 25, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. $3-$6.50. 865-2291. firstname.lastname@example.org. [ MON., MAY 26 ] 2013 Community Performance series. Fourth Monday of every month, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Cobblestone Arts Center, 1622 New York 332 Come and enjoy singing dancing and musical theater. January 28: Grease $5. 398-0220. cobblestonesrtscenter.com. Memorial Day Carnival. May 26, 1-4 p.m. Blossom North Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1335 Portland Ave The carnival, will feature a petting zoo, DJ, clown magician, carnival games, and more 544-400 x3217. blossomnorth.com/. Memorial Day Parade. May 26, 10:30 a.m. Starts at East and Alexander, immediately followed by the 30th Annual Rochester Memorial Day Peace Parade cityofrochester.gov. Memorial in Time of War, Remembrance and Hope.
May 26, 9 a.m. Meet at the Genesee Crossroads, Charles Carroll Park at Sister Cities Bridge. Penfield to Honor Heroes at Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. May 26, 10:30 a.m. Penfield Amphitheater in Veterans’ Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Ave This annual ceremony will feature a variety of tributes to veterans and active military personnel, including guest speaker Richard Stewart, president of Honor Flight Rochester, and reflective music provided by Penfield Pops Band 340-8651. penfiieldrec.org. [ TUE., MAY 27 ] Hidden Pictures. May 27, 7 p.m. Cinema Theatre, 957 S. Clinton Ave. Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston grew up under the shadow of her dad’s illness: Schizophrenia $8. 444.3664. reelmindfilmfest.org.
Sports [ WED., MAY 21 ] Bocce Spring League Registration. May 21. Highland Park, 171 Reservoir Ave. $25 per 6-player team. bocceleagueofrochester.com. [ FRI., MAY 23 ] Rochester Rhinos vs Sacramento Republic FC. May 23, 7:35 p.m. Sahlen’s Stadium, 460 Oak St. $10$40. ticketmaster.com.
[ SAT., MAY 24 ] Empire/Becks Recycling presents a Regular Show. May 24, 7 p.m. Canandaigua Motorsports Park, 2820 County Rd. 10 . Canandaigua Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman, 305 Sprints, Pro Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, New Legend Sportsman. $12, 16 and under free w/paid adult; Pit admission $27. 394-0961. canandaiguamotorsportspark. com. [ SUN., MAY 25 ] Rochester Dragons vs DC Breeze. May 25, 2 p.m. Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium, 350 New Campus Dr. $5.50-$10.95. rochesterdragons.com/. [ MON., MAY 26 ] Rochester Bicycling Club Schoen Place to Downtown for Java. May 26, 9 a.m. Map #400, 22 flat mi. Meet at Public Lot behind Post Office, Scottsville. 507-5483. Rochesterbicyclingclub.org.
Theater In the Heights. May 22-June 1. RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St Thru June 1. Thurs. May 22-24th, 3031 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. June 1st at 2:00 p.m $15$20. 325-3366. rapatheatre. org. Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman. May 23-24, 8 p.m. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com.
Well by Lisa Kron. May 2331. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Thru May 31. Out of Pocket Productions. Fri May 23-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. ThuMay 29-Sat 7 p.m $15. 866811-4111. muccc.org. Sunset Boulevard. Through June 14. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Thru June 14. Sundays May 18, June 1,8 2 p.m. Thursday’s May 22June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays May 23-June 14 8 p.m $28.50-$39.50. 4541260. bftix.org. Tinker to Evers to Chance. Through June 1. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Thru June 1. Preview Thurs. May 15, 7 p.m., Opening Fri., May 16 7 p.m. Sat., May 17 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun. May 18 3 p.m., Tues May 20- Fri. May 23 7 p.m. Sat. May 24 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Sun. May 25 3 p.m., Wed. May 28-Fri. May 30 7 p.m. (5/29 sign interpreted) Sat. May 31 2:30 & 7:30pm., Sun June 1 3 p.m 232-4382. gevatheatre.org.
Workshops [ WED., MAY 21 ] Family Development Class: “Wise Choices”. Ongoing, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school-age children Free, RSVP 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. The Needs of Caregiving Families. May 21, 1-2 p.m. Lakeside/Beikirch Nursing Home, 170 West Ave, Brockport Registration
required. 244-8400 x401. lifespan-roch.org. The Standing Series: Warriors, Triangles, and Pyramids. May 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Summer Driver Education Program. Through June 24. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St 442-1770 x3013. harleyschool.org. [ THU., MAY 22 ] Introduction to Web Development III. May 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $17 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Rochester Makerspace Open Nights. 6-10 p.m. Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul St. #23 Bring a project to work on or something to show others, help work on the space, or just get to know the venue Free. 210--0075. rochestermakerspace.org. XRX Pioneer Club Singles Group. May 22, 11:30 a.m. Shea’s Grill, 6361 Knickerbocker Road $20. 544-5515. xeroxpioneerclub. org. [ FRI., MAY 23 ] Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop. 9 a.m.noon. Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, 1600 South Avenue Free 473-3030. literacyrochester.org. Starting/Managing your Development Circle. May 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Purple
Door Soul Source, 3259 Winton Road S How to build the foundations for the start and the ongoing maintenance of your circle $40. 427-8110. purpledoorsoulsource.com. Winning at Parenting. May 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. XRX Pioneer Club. May 23, 12:15 p.m. Mario’s, 2740 Monroe Ave. $22-$24. 3474983. xeroxpioneerclub.org. [ SAT., MAY 24 ] Chef’s Table. May 24, 6-8:30 p.m. New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main St $75. 394-7070. nywcc.com. First Steps - How to Give Oneto-One Readings. May 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Purple Door Soul Source, 3259 Winton Road S Start of a better understanding and simplistic approach to conducting a one-to-one reading $40. 4278110. purpledoorsoulsource. com. [ SUN., MAY 25 ] Wine 101. May 25, 1-3 p.m. New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main St $40. 394-7070. nywcc.com. [ MON., MAY 26 ] Living a Rich Life: Finding Meaning and Purpose. May 26, 7 p.m. Lifetree Cafe, 1301 Vintage Lane 723-7673. lifetreecafe.com. Rochester Culinary Class w/ Mike Alonci from Grandpa Sam’s Italian Kitchen. May
26, 6-8:30 p.m. The Culinary Center at Vella, 237 PittsfordPalmyra Rd $79. 421-9362. rochesterculinary.com. [ TUE., MAY 27 ] All-American 4th of July w/ Joel Kraft’s. May 27, 6-8 p.m. Rosario Pino’s Artisan Foods, 349 W Commercial St $75. 267-7405. rosariopinos.com. How to Choose a PersonCentered Nursing Home. May 27, 1-2:30 p.m. Lifespan, 1900 S. Clinton Ave. Registration required. 2448400 x401. lifespan-roch.org. Responsibility and Discipline. May 27, 5-7 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. Sew a Tri-fold Wallet. May 27, 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $20 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Upcycled Inspirational Art. May 27, 6:30-8 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $17 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.
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Movie 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
Geneseo Theatres Geneseo Square Mall, 243-2691, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Greece Ridge 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive 225-5810, regmovies.com
Henrietta 18 525 Marketplace Drive 424-3090, regmovies.com
The Little 240 East Ave., 258-0444 thelittle.org
Movies 10 2609 W. Henrietta Road 292-0303, cinemark.com
Pittsford Cinema 3349 Monroe Ave., 383-1310 pittsford.zurichcinemas.com
Tinseltown USA/IMAX 2291 Buffalo Road 247-2180, cinemark.com
Webster 12 2190 Empire Blvd., 888-262-4386, amctheatres.com
Vintage Drive In 1520 W Henrietta Rd., Avon 226-9290, vintagedrivein.com
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Three days in the neighborhood “God’s Pocket”
(R), DIRECTED BY JOHN SLATTERY NOW PLAYING AT THE LITTLE [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA
The appearance of “God’s Pocket” suggests the ambiguity inherent in the preservative quality of art, possibly most apparent in the cinema. Something like a posthumous work, the movie stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, a strange, sad circumstance in which the man who died so recently, whose presence remains vivid in memory, of course looks familiar and alive on the screen. The complex balance of the
knowledge of his death and the perfectly real representation on the screen creates a special poignancy that adds to the impact of the film. A voiceover narration by one of the characters, a perpetually drunk columnist named Richard Shellburn (Richard Jenkins), describes the Philadelphia neighborhood of God’s Pocket in the sort of pseudo-poetic, tough-sentimental terms that certain newspaper writers love, littered with cheap feeling and bad metaphors. As he speaks, the film shows a funeral, a grieving family, and as the mourners depart, someone slugs the funeral director. A sentence on the screen prepares for a flashback to three days earlier, unfolding the story and explaining the funeral and the violence. The corpse in the funeral is Leon Hubbard (Caleb Landry Jones) the psycho stepson of Mickey Scarpato (Hoffman), the son of Jeanie (Christina Hendricks), who dies as a result of his insults and threats to a fellow employee at a brickyard, a loss that nobody, except his mother, regrets. Mickey, who runs a meat delivery service and works
Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro in “God’s Pocket.” PHOTO COURTESY IFC FILMS
with Sal (Domenick Lombardozzi), a vicious local mobster, and his friend Arthur Capezio (John Turturro), finds that Leon’s death complicates his life in unexpected ways. Arthur can’t pay Mickey the money he owes him, Jeanie wants him to find the cause of Leon’s death, and he needs several thousand dollars for the funeral. That relatively simple situation expands in several directions, branching into different plot lines, often exploding into some shocking, graphic violence. The movie includes three killings, for example, an eye gouging, and a climactic beating when the locals of God’s Pocket, reacting to one of Richard Shellburn’s columns, erupt out of their favorite gin mill and set upon him. Some of the violent actions occur in the most unexpected ways, perpetrated by the most unlikely people, and even mix with a minor love story and some farcical comedy involving Leon’s embalmed corpse and Mickey’s frantic efforts to raise money.
The quality of the cast, an ensemble of character actors, contributes significantly to the success of “God’s Pocket.” All of them, including even those in some of the smallest parts, perform with absolute conviction. Philip Seymour Hoffman, who never disappoints, quietly dominates the picture with the combination of faint hope, sad resignation, and sheer desperation that defines Mickey Scarpato’s character and drives his life. As the initial narration suggests, the neighborhood itself serves as the chief character in
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the picture. Its people look and speak and behave like the denizens of a tough, insular, working-class community, as ingrown and provincial in its way as any horrible little backwater in Appalachia. Defiantly proud of their dreary little spot, they justify their hostility to any outsiders on the simple basis of their lack of any history, background, or connection with God’s Pocket. In its peculiar way, the movie follows a relatively recent trend in motion pictures, the representation of compact, ethnically unified areas, much like the South Boston of “Mystic River” or “The Departed.” Further, it follows the path of those films that concentrate on the essential disappointments of contemporary America, a slice of life in narrow, rigid, often seamy circumstances, whether in parts of big cities or depressing towns right out of “Winesburg, Ohio.” Movies as different as “All the Real Girls,” “The Good Girl,” “Out of the Furnace,” and even “About Schmidt,” show a side of the country that never appears in the romantic comedies, the grand blockbusters, even the great staple genre flicks. A couple of years ago a reporter from Texas, I think, called me, asking about the latest trends in Hollywood productions. I told him that despite the ever more elaborate technology, the digital revolution, the special effects of all kinds, the most interesting development was those films brave enough to show that sad underside of America. Unsurprisingly, he rapidly lost interest in the subject.
The last time Godzilla lumbered his way into theaters in an American-originated film was back in 1998, when director Roland Emmerich attempted to capitalize on audiences’ love affair with giant lizards — reawakened by the massive success of “Jurassic Park” and its sequel — by grafting them into another of his disaster porn epics, à la “Independence Day,” with predictably abysmal results. That it’s taken 16 years for someone to try again speaks to the amount of damage done to the big guy’s brand by that film. Now British director Gareth Edwards takes a swing at the infamous kaiju, and his “Godzilla” benefits from his clear artistic vision. Though Edwards — whose only previous experience was the microbudgeted 2010 indie film, “Monsters” — is clearly also a fan of Steven Spielberg’s creature features, he’s an impeccable visual stylist with an eye for spectacular imagery that captures the sense of wonder, awe, and terror of the King of the Monsters. His film comes closer than any other Godzilla movie to capturing the somewhat mournful tone of the 1954 original, coming from Japan’s grappling with a very real, and
still very fresh fear of nuclear warfare, and Edwards is wise not to discount that aspect of Godzilla’s legacy. The plot loosely centers around the Brody family, as they become caught up in the film’s disastrous series of events. Bryan Cranston plays Joe, who works alongside his wife, Sandra (a criminally underused Juliette Binoche), as an engineer at a Japanese nuclear power plant. When the plant is destroyed early in the film by a series of earthquakes, Sandra perishes, leading Joe to become increasingly obsessed with the incident, convinced that the earthquake explanation provided by authorities is just a cover-up for what really happened. The film jumps forward 15 years to find Joe and Sandra’s son, Ford (Aaron TaylorJohnson), now grown up, living in San Francisco, and working as a bomb disposal expert for the Navy. When he’s called to collect his father in Japan after Joe runs afoul of the law for trespassing in the quarantined plant site, his arrival coincides with some familiar rumblings from beneath the Earth’s surface. It turns out that Joe’s conspiracy theories were not entirely unfounded, and we soon learn that the quakes are being caused by two MUTOs (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms) who’ve been awakened by humankind’s meddling. And it turns out that they’re not the only creature that’s stirring. Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins play scientists who’ve spent their lives studying these creatures and helpfully provide all the necessary exposition: it seems that the arrival of the MUTOs has triggered another creature to arise from beneath the ocean, whose job it is to restore nature’s balance and safeguard the earth against these creatures, and his name is Godzilla. Unfortunately, it appears that the paths of all three creatures will converge in San Francisco, so something must be done to stop them I’ve seen complaints about the size of
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in “Godzilla.” PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS.
Godzilla’s role in the movie (he doesn’t make his first full appearance until nearly an hour in), but people seem to have forgotten that
he wasn’t in large portions of the 1954 film either. While Edwards knows we’re here to see giant monsters battle it out, he delays giving us what we want for quite some time, content to give us brief glimpses and cutting away just as the action seems to be getting good. Instead of following the template of most modern summer movies, which tend to feel like a long series of climaxes as action sequences pile up on one another, creating a numbing effect for audiences (see: “Man of Steel”) the technique builds anticipation and the delayed gratification makes it all the more satisfying when we finally get to the carnage. The problem comes in that all of the film’s human characters are so thinly sketched that for all the time we spend with them, we never become invested in their stories. The film is loaded with great actors, but none of them is given a part to truly sink their teeth into, and the character we spend the most time with is played by the least compelling actor of the bunch. Aaron Taylor-Johnson isn’t a strong enough presence to make his desperate attempts to reunite with his wife (played by a completely wasted Elizabeth Olsen) and young son compelling, but it doesn’t help that the film falls into the trap of having him present at every crucial confrontation with the monsters, which starts to get a little ridiculous. Still, in the end it doesn’t really matter much. The film delivers where it’s most important, making the monster-smashing action as spectacular as one could hope. Appropriately, Godzilla is given the full hero treatment in his battle scenes — just try to suppress a smile when he lets out his first mighty roar. In the end, the fact that the humans are constantly dwarfed by the behemoths around them is likely somewhat intentional. As they scramble to get out of the path of the massive, rampaging beasts, occasionally making ineffectual efforts to stop them, it’s a reminder of how insignificant we are in the face of nature’s power and sometimes all we can do is get out of the way.
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MOMS’ NIGHT OUT (PG): A mothers’ night on the town spirals out of control in this faith-based comedy. Starring Patricia Heaton, Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, and Trace Adkins. Henrietta NEIGHBORS (R): Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne play a young couple who enter into an all-out war when a fraternity moves in next door. Also starring Zac Efron and Dave Franco. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage Drive In, Webster THE OTHER WOMAN (PG-13): When a woman discovers the man she’s been seeing is married, the two women strike up a friendship plan to get even. Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie
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OLIVER RENOVATIONS LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on May 6, 2014. NY office location: MONROE County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upom him/her to THE LLC, 76 TOWN PUMP CIRCLE, SPENCERPORT, NY 14559. General Purposes. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] BRAR TRANSPORTATION LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 07/29/2013. Office is in the Monroe County Secretary of the state is designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to principal business of the LLC: 54 Boyd drive, Rochester NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] 1976 Sirrus HIN # XNT22516C276 William Stolze Jr. Date of Auction 06/11/14, 10 am @ Shumway Marine [ NOTICE ] 204-212 MAIN, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/25/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jose A. Mendez, 61 Talamora Trail, Brockport, NY 14420. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization of limited liability company. Long Pond Senior Apartments, LLC (LLC) were filed with the Department of State on May 12, 2014. Monroe County is the county within which it will have its office; its principal business address is 400 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607. The LLC has designated the Secretary of State of New York as its agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Long Pond Senior Apartments, LLC c/o PathStone Development Corporation, 400 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607 is the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC. Its purpose is to develop,
own and operate a residential real property development. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization of limited liability company. Stone Quarry Apartments, LLC (LLC) were filed with the Department of State on May 8, 2014. Monroe County is the county within which it will have its office; its principal business address is 400 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607. The LLC has designated the Secretary of State of New York as its agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Stone Quarry Apartments, LLC c/o PathStone Development Corporation, 400 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607 is the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC. Its purpose is to develop, own and operate a residential real property development. [ NOTICE ] BAXBAR COMMERCIAL REALTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/15/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 465 Main St., Ste. 600, Buffalo, NY 14203. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. [ NOTICE ] BROOKSIDE PARTNERS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/30/2014. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 1325, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 560 Perinton Hills Office Park, Fairport, NY 14450. [ NOTICE ] CORN HILL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/31/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 104 Troup St Rochester, NY 14608. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Derleth Heating & Cooling, LLC was filed with SSNY on February 4, 2014. Office: Monroe County, SSNY designated
as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon SSNY: Derleth Heating & Cooling, LLC, 618 Campbell St., Rochester, New York 14611. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] DOUBLEDAY ASSOCIATES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/13/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Mark Dechick 19 Mill Rd Fairport, NY 14450. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Eudaimonia Events and Catering LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 5-14-2014. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 206 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE ] HEISENBERG CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P., a domestic LP filed with the SSNY on 2/18/14. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LP may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, 21 Brunson Way, Penfield, NY 145262844. General purposes. [ NOTICE ] JAS AUTO TRANSPORT LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/9/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 57 James Moore Cir., Hilton, NY 14468 . General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] LIVING @ EASE, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/21/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Darrin Singleton, Jr., 64 Strong St., Rochester, NY 14621. General Purpose.
[ NOTICE ] LMS MINISTRY, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/10/14. Office location: Monroe County. United States Corporation Agents, Inc. is designated as the Registered Agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Lawful Activity [ NOTICE ] MANN ACQUISITIONS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/15/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Thomas and Karie Mann, 2233 Roosevelt Hwy., Hamlin, NY 14464. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] MASTERMIND LOUNGE LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/23/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, Attn: Robert L. Brenna, Jr., Manager, 31 E. Main St., Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14614. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Mekhi & Honesty Enterprises LLC filed Arts. of Org. with NY Dept. of State (SSNY) 3/26/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 66 Hoeltzer St., Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: Any lawful action. [ NOTICE ] MULTI-BIT GAMES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/12/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 60 Underwood Ave., Hilton, NY 14468. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] My Mechanic Automotive Services Group, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 4/23/2014. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served.
SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 925 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number (Pending) for beer, and wine has been applied for by the undersigned* to sell beer, and wine at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1378 Mt Hope Avenue, Rochester NY Monroe County for on premises consumption. One World Enterprises ABC LLC / The Soup Spoon Rochester (DBA) [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by Richmond’s Rochester LLC dba Richmonds of Rochester, 21 Richmond Street, Rochester, NY 14607, County of Monroe, for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of WOOTERS LOCK COMPANY, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 5 Mildorf St, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of T. L. McKenzie Enterprises, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) February 19, 2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CR FIRST TRANS, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/9/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Courtney Reid, 467 Lakeview Park, Rochester, NY 14613
Legal Ads . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DENARD CARLISLE TRUCKING LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/8/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Denard Carlisle, 200 Seth Green Drive, Apt 216, Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mana’o Ventures LLC . Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on March 5, 2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 115 East Pointe, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ROCity Holsters LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/19/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 245 Milburn St Roch NY 14607 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Simply Put LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) March 19, 2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 75 Dewey Ave. Fairport, NY 14450 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of UFO TRANSPORTATION, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/1/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Jeremy Ball, 20 Hollywood St., Rochester, NY 14615 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of URC Associates LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) May 6,
2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 295 Miramar Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of WALK ALONE, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/31/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Dwight Davis, 24 Irondequoit St., Rochester, NY 14605 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 1470 WESTERN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/01/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: PO Box 785, Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
a copy of any process served against the LLC to: Transformation Properties LLC 2 State Street, 1400 Crossroads Building Rochester NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Principal Business location is 2 State Street, 1400 Crossroads Building Rochester NY 14614 [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: TRANSFORMATION PROPERTIES LLC. Article of Organization file with the Secretary of State (SSNY) of New York on 4/28/14. Office location Monroe County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to: Transformation Properties LLC 2 State Street, 1400 Crossroads Building Rochester NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Principal Business location is 2 State Street, 1400 Crossroads Building Rochester NY 14614 [ NOTICE ]
Notice of Formation of 367 Parsells, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/5/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 29 County Clare Cres., Fpt 14450. Purpose: real estate holding.
Notice of Formation of Alternative Pain Management of Western New York, PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/22/2014. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 College Parkway, Suite 180, Williamsville, NY 14221. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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Notice of formation of 412 COUNTRY WOODS LANE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/7/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Law Office of Anthony A. DiNitto, L.L.C., 8 Silent Meadows Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act.
Notice of Formation of American Comtech Components, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) May 7, 2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 170 Brittany Ln, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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Notice of Formation of Amistad Services, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/27/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 10 Whisperwood Dr., Victor, NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BB ALBANY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/01/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: PO Box 785, Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BLUE RAIN EXPRESS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/06/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Breathe Yoga CT, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/4/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 19 S. Main St., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CCF HOLDINGS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/01/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: PO Box 785, Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Chickenhead, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY(SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to P.O. Box 42, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Create Health with Ann Treacy, LLC. Arts.
of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/03/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Ann Treacy, 89 Stuyvesant Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534, also the registered agent. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of D. PEZZOLA FLOORING LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/28/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 4039 Lake Ave., Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: all lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DMCT Real Estate, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/8/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 20 Vantage Point Dr., Ste. 4, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DUALITI INTERACTIVE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/21/14. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. office of LLC: 180 Thackery Rd., Rochester, NY 146103362. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. As amended by Cert. of Correction filed with SSNY on 04/30/14, office location changed to Monroe County. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of EcoTech Park Development & Operations, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/15/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 200 W. Ridge Rd., Ste. 450, Rochester, NY 14615. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Editions Printing,
LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 05/05/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 123 Westland Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ferrano Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/9/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 22 Turner Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FSI 90 GOODWAY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Marco Q. Rossi, Esq., 48 Wall St., Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FSI 962 Ridge Rd Webster LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Marco Q. Rossi & Associates PLLC., 48 Wall St., Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FSI Barrington PK LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Marco Q. Rossi & Associates PLLC., 48 Wall St., Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FSI Camp Haccamo LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY
shall mail process to: Marco Q. Rossi, Esq., 48 Wall St., Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Gaetano Abbate Contracting & Consulting, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/12/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 134 Angel’s Path, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Imburgia Brothers Holdings II LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/11/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Marco Q. Rossi, Esq., 48 Wall St., Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Indus Elm Street LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1080 Pittsford Victor Road, Ste. 201, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of INSTRUCTIONAL VISUAL BOARDS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/31/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6990 Chili Riga Center Road, Churchville NY 14428. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Jovan Property Management LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/18/2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 213 Stonypoint Road, Rochester, N.Y. 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Kreher Property Management, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/19/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 18 Falcon Trail, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Laird Motion Controls, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) April 3, 2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1453 Lehigh Station Road, Henrietta, NY 14467. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Lights from Heaven LLC, Arts. of Org. filed by Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/24/2014. Office location: County of Monroe. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon which process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process served to Lights from Heaven LLC, PO Box 17218, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name DOSH ENTERPRISES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on March 17,2014. Office location: Monroe. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 213 Shipbuilders Creek Road, Webster, N.Y. 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name NEW CLINTON PHARMACY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on March 17,2014. Office location: Monroe. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 47 Shepard Street, Rochester, New York 14620. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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Legal Ads > page 37 [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is 558 Elmgrove LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on April 15, 2014. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. The Company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 558 Elmgrove Rd, Rochester, NY 14606. 6.Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of McGurk Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/1/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall
mail process to: The LLC, 32 Wainswright Circle, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ME Holvey Consulting, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/9/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 4 Kalleston Dr., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of MONCONY FARMS HOPS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/2014. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 119 Hinkleyville Rd., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of NB Property
Management LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) Sept. 24, 2004. 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 380 Cedar Creek Trail, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PBCP, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/16/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2680 Ridge Rd. West, Ste. B100C, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ranit NY Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/11/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served.
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SSNY shall mail copy of process to 33 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RUS LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/21/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 23421, Rochester New York 14692. Purpose: Real estate Rental. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ShortSheets, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/05/14. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 12 Whitmore St., Rochester, NY 14620. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to George DesMarteau, Esq., 16 E. Main St., Ste. 370, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SMY Properties, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/9/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1633 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Team Kenady LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on April 24, 2014. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 821 Avenue D, Rochester, New York 14621. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Technical Network Associates LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on March 7, 2014. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against may be served.
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SSNY shall mail process to: VCorp Services, LLC, 25 Robert Pitt Dr., STE. 204, Monsey, NY, 10952 as regd. agent of LLC. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of Sumanti Devi Global Investment, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/25/14. Office loc.: Monroe County. LLC org. in GA 2/11/14. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 33 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14615, the principal office addr. of LLC. Art. of Org. on file: SSGA, 313 West Tower, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30334. Purp.: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of TUG SERVICE CENTERS NETWORK (GEORGIA), LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/16/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/21/05. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 1135 Brooks Ave. Freight Bldg. Rd., Bldg. 1, Rochester, NY 14624. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, DE - Jeffrey W. Bullock, 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] OPEN ENERGY GROUP PROJECT UPSON LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/8/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Graham Smith, 510 Clinton Sq., Rochester, NY 14604. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] PELTON ELECTRIC, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/4/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 460 Aria Lane Webster, NY 14580. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] PUPPRIDGE ALL NATURAL TREATS LLC Articles of Org.
filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/20/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Registered Agent: C/O US Corp. Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave Ste. 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] STERLING DESIGNS KITCHEN AND BATH, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/8/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 303 Macedon Center Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] TZM ENTERPRISES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/10/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Travaris Meeks, 272 Spencer St., Upstairs, Rochester, NY 14608. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] WINTHROP & PITKIN LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/21/14. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Rochester Local Capital LLC 125 Douglas Rd Rochester, NY 14610. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ]
Notice of Formation of USH II, LLC. Arts of Org filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/17/14. Office location: Monroe County. Principal business address: 3000 Vera St., Baltimore, MD 21226. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ]
PIEROGI BY PAULA, LLC has filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State on April 28, 2014. 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 336 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612 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 MERK PROPERTIES, LLC ] Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY 4/09/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail copy of process to 57 Stone Fence Circle, Rochester, New York 14626. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VELOCITY XTREME CHEER, LLC ] Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY 3/25/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail copy of process to 61 Juliane Drive, Rochester, New York 14624. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BRAND REACH, LLC ] Authority filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/20/13. Principal office of LLC: 20 Trotters Field Run, Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 20 Trotters Field Run, Pittsford, NY 14534. DE address of LLC: 1521 Concord Pike #301, Wilmington, DE 19803. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of DE, Division of Corps, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2013-7616 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Genesee Regional Bank Plaintiff, vs. Barbara DeLaus, a/k/a Barbara A. DeLaus; Frank DeLaus, Jr., Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated May 8, 2014 and entered herein, I,
the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Monroe County Clerk’s Office located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on June 18, 2014 at 11:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Brighton, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as Lot No. BR2-B3A of the Resubdivision of Lot AR2-B3 Westfall Park Development as shown on a map filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 318 of Maps, page 36. Tax Account Nos. 149.06-15./BR and 149.06-1-5./ RH. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $1,345,437.37 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: May 2014 Robert S. King, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF Monroe, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee, for New Century Home Equity Loan Trust 20054, Plaintiff, vs. James W. Brown; Donna Brown, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on January 07, 2014, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY on June 05, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., premises known as 73 Forest Avenue, Rochester, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Irondequoit, County of Monroe and State of New York, Section 77.18, Block 4 and Lot 49. Approximate amount of
Legal Ads judgment is $111,431.59 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 5582/12. Timothy E. Ingersoll, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Elliott, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT: MONROE COUNTY CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; Plaintiff(s) vs. CARYNE MORENCY; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about March 9, 2014, I will sell at Public Auction at the Monroe County Office Building, Rochester, NY. On May 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM Premises known as 1383 DEWEY AVENUE, ROCHESTER, NY 14613 Section: 090.50 Block: 2 Lot: 61 ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known and designated as Lot No. 105 of the McKee Place, as shown on a map thereof filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 9 of Maps, at page 37. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $50,919.53 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 13-2937 LISA S. SIRAGUSA, ESQ., REFEREE [ SUMMONS ] Index No. 2013-10598 D/O/F: September 19, 2013 Premises Address: 121 FIDDLERS HOLLOW PENFIELD, NY 14526 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, -against- DONNA B HARRINGTON; KEVIN J HARRINGTON; COLONIAL HEIGHTS HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION; WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; ROBERT CICCONE; FAMILY FIRST OF NY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; HELENA CHEMICAL
COMPANY; HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; MIDLAND FUNDING LLC D/B/A IN NY AS MIDLAND FUNDING OF DELAWARE LLC; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; THE SHOPPING BAG; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE;; ‘’JOHN DOES’’ and ‘’JANE DOES’’, said names being fictitious, parties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises, and corporations, other entities or persons who claim, or may claim, a lien against the premises, Defendant(s), TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your Answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorneys within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. The following notice is intended only for those defendants who are owners of the premises sought to be foreclosed or who are liable upon the debt for which the mortgage
stands as security. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. The present amount of the debt as of the date of this summons: $199,054.19 consisting of remaining principal balance of $188,168.02 plus unpaid accrued interest of $5,732.60, plus deferred interest of $3,244.15, escrow/ impound shortages or credits of $0.00, late charges of $75.00, Broker`s Price Opinion, inspection and miscellaneous charges of $575.00, attorney fees of $700.00, title search fees of $537.69 and surrogate fee of $21.73. Because of interest and other charges that may vary from day to day, the amount due on the day you pay may be greater. Hence, if you pay the amount shown above, an adjustment may be necessary after we receive the check, in which event we will inform you. The name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION. Unless you dispute the validity of the debt, or any portion thereof, within thirty (30) days after receipt hereof, the debt will be assumed to be valid by the herein debt collector. If you notify the herein debt collector in writing within thirty (30) days after your receipt hereof that the debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, we will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of any judgment against you representing the debt and a copy of such verification or judgment will be mailed to you by the herein debt collector. Upon your written request within said thirty day period, the herein debt collector will provide you with the name and address of the original creditor if different from the current creditor Note: Your time to respond to the summons and complaint differs from your time to dispute the validity of the debt or to request the name and address of the original creditor. Although you have as few as 20 days to respond to the summons and complaint, depending on the manner of service, you still have 30 days from receipt of this summons to dispute the validity of the debt and to request
the name and address of the original creditor. TO THE DEFENDANTS, except DONNA B HARRINGTON and KEVIN J HARRINGTON: The Plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action. TO THE DEFENDANTS: DONNA B HARRINGTON and KEVIN J HARRINGTON : If you have obtained an order of discharge from the Bankruptcy court, which includes this debt, and you have not reaffirmed your liability for this debt, this law firm is not alleging that you have any personal liability for this debt and does not seek a money judgment against you. Even if a discharge has been obtained, this lawsuit to foreclose the mortgage will continue and we will seek a judgment authorizing the sale of the mortgaged premises. Dated: September 10, 2013 Nassau, New York Amanda Gentile, Esq. ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Main Office 51 E Bethpage Road Plainview, NY 11803 516-741-2585 Help For Homeowners In Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Mortgage foreclosure is a complex process. Some people may approach you about “saving” your home. You should be extremely careful about any such promises. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. There are government agencies, legal aid entities and other non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about foreclosure while you are working with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877-BANKNYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the Department’s website at www. banking.state.ny.us. The State does not guarantee the advice of these agencies.
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