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URBAN JOURNAL: INVESTING IN THE WRONG EDUCATION?
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News. Music. Life.
This is all just retaliation.” POLITICS, PAGE 5
From Afghan shepherd to Fulbright scholar. NEWS, PAGE 6
Kicking ash borer. ENVIRONMENT, PAGE 4
Bunga Burger Bar, Smugtown Mushrooms, more food news. CHOW HOUND, PAGE 9
REVIEW: Geva’s “Venus in Fur.” THEATER, PAGE 24
COVER STORY | BY REBECCA RAFFERTY | PAGE 10 | PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MATT DETURCK
Train your brain: communal education It’s unlikely that a single adult Rochesterian hasn’t at least heard the phrase “brain drain,” that bleak term we use to describe the phenomenon of our fresh college graduates fleeing the area in search of better prospects. The amount of educated, driven individuals in Rochester far exceeds the city’s limited amount of ready-made opportunities. But one thing that we haven’t fully taken advantage of yet is the wealth of our communal expertise, skill sets, and initiative.
Organizations like Rochester Brainery, Rochester Free School, and Rochester Makerspace are beginning to pool this communal knowledge and offer it to the public at little or no cost. We checked out some of these new independent, collective, community-education offerings and learned where you can go to gain a skill, teach a skill, use the kinds of tools found in a professional workshop, or just to get inspired by local makers and thinkers, and find out how you can help them with their endeavors.
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Feedback Lessons from the CO2 level
People, whether they are elected officials or regular citizens, are remembered for both what they do and what they do not do (“A New CO2 Record,” News Blog). When I remember President Ronald Reagan, only one thing comes to mind. When faced with the emerging HIV/AIDS crisis, he did absolutely nothing. Just recently, the world was presented with information that the concentration of CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere had reached a distressing milestone of 400 parts per million. The question I have is this: What will YOU do now? I contemplate environmental issues every single day and ask myself what more I can do to help. And honestly, there is not much more I can personally do. My carbon footprint is small. I have been on a self-imposed gasoline limit of five gallons per week for over two years. But bigger questions loom right now that must take into consideration the 400 parts-per-million milestone. Considering development of new fossilfuel resources is insane. President Obama needs to stop Keystone XL, and Governor Cuomo needs to ban fracking in New York. Elected officials in general need to stop lying. There is no such thing as clean coal. Natural gas is not a bridge fuel to the future. It is a detour around efforts to develop and convert to renewable, sustainable, and truly clean energy sources. Natural gas is also a U-turn to old thinking. Gas companies and their spokespeople in elected office repeatedly tell us we are sitting on huge reserves of cheap natural gas, and this in turn leads back to thinking Americans have energy to waste. Four hundred parts per million is serious. Elected officials and citizens must take decisive action now and demand that even more
action be taken all around the world. How we respond to the news of 400 parts per million will decide what type of future Earth will have... or whether we have a future. TOM JANOWSKI
Reading Dave Frantz’s letter, “Government and Freedom” (Feedback, May 15), I was struck again by how absent facts are from conservative ideology. Assertions and generalizations are seldom backed up with substance. Conservatives have long been the major obstacle to rights and freedoms. Whether it was Jim Crow laws, denial of the vote for women, the blacklists of McCarthyism, or the spying and disruptive tactics against the antiwar movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s, conservatives have led the way. Today they remain largely opposed to gay marriage, and in states run by Republicans they’re pushing trans-vaginal probes and fetus videos on women seeking abortions, which they want to outlaw. They’re for torture and for wars that enable the state to take on greater repressive powers. And the antigovernment rhetoric leads to obstructionist tactics in Congress, blocking much needed efforts at gun control or infrastructure repair (which could create a couple of million new jobs). Alternative systems like fascism arose in the 20th century because people lost faith in their own democratic or republican forms of government. Government by megacorporations, secret police, and military are what you get when you destroy liberal government by for the people. Of course it is flawed, but as long as reform is possible it can work. The right-wing ideologues are stifling that possibility, and they are the ones with the starkest authoritarian profile. BRET RAUSHENBUSH
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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
What if we’re investing in the wrong education? A couple of weeks ago, I quoted data from the grim new report, “The State of Black Rochester.” The book, published by the Rochester Area Community foundation, lays out the growing crisis in the city’s black community: the poverty, the abysmally low achievement in school, the incidence of illness, the incarceration rate, all of which are much worse than for white Rochesterians. This is what Rochester is today. Without an intensive effort, things will get worse. And as Superintendent Bolgen Vargas writes in “The State of Black Rochester,” if we don’t make that effort, “the Rochester community can’t prosper, given that a significant proportion of the future growth of the population is projected to be largely African American and Latino.” Much of the problem is linked to education, and this community has tried repeatedly to deal with that, through charitable giving, school reform initiatives, business partnerships with schools, mentoring, tutoring, you name it. But a growing amount of research indicates that we’re waiting way too late to act. In a New York Times article last month, “Misdirected Investments in Education,” Eduardo Porter put it more bluntly: we’re spending our money and exerting our effort on the wrong things, he said. By the time children enter school, Porter wrote, the learning gap between children of well-educated mothers and those of poorly educated mothers – between rich and poor children – is so great that the latter will never catch up. School, said Porter, has barely any effect at all. Barely any effect at all. Porter cites research by Nobel laureate James Heckman, a University of Chicago economist who for more than a decade has studied early childhood education and development. But numerous other studies have shown the same thing: what happens during the first years of a child’s life – the stability of the child’s family and neighborhood, how much the child is spoken to (and how), the educational and cultural enrichment the child is exposed to – have a profound, lasting effect. It’s sometimes possible to counter the deficit children start school with, but I think Heckman and others are right: the longer we wait, the harder it is. By age 5 or 6, it seems to be nearly impossible. Even age 3 is late for intervention. Programs like the Nurse-Family Partnership, which works with new mothers from pregnancy on, have been shown to help, but those programs don’t get enough support to reach every family that needs help. Most of our effort and our money, locally and nationally, is focused on older children.
It’s sometimes possible to counter the deficit children start school with, but the longer we wait, the harder it is.
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Porter cited a study by Julia Isaacs of the Urban Institute showing that in 2008, “federal and state governments spent somewhat more than $10,000 per child in kindergarten through 12th grade.” “By contrast,” Porter wrote, that year “3- to 5-year-olds got less than $5,000 for their education and care. Children under 3 got $300.” Early childhood development isn’t the only area we need to focus on. We do need to insure that children have excellent teachers; that pubic school dollars are spent wisely; that schools are excellent facilities; that all children have access to music, art, and other enrichment programs; that school-age children have access to health care. We can’t abandon our efforts to help school-age children do better, learn more, and have a bright future. And James Heckman’s critics say his studies are too limited to be taken as a repudiation of our K-12 efforts. Maybe so. On the other hand, they would certainly explain why our expensive, relentless efforts in education are having so little effect. And they would point us toward an effort that offers real promise. And so I am fixated on one quote from Porter’s article in the Times: The education gap “is there before kids walk into kindergarten,” Heckman told Porter. “School neither increases nor reduces it.” How much longer, then, can we put most of our effort into remediation? rochestercitynewspaper.com
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Supreme Court to hear Greece prayer case
The US Supreme Court will consider a lawsuit challenging the Greece Town Board’s practice of holding prayers before meetings. The suit was brought by Greece residents Linda Stephens and Susan Galloway. It says that the board doesn’t require prayers to be “inclusive and nonsectarian,” and that the prayers have almost always been Christian, says a press release from a legal advocacy group assisting Stephens and Galloway.
Good running for sheriff
Local activist Emily Good is running for Monroe County sheriff on the Green Party line, challenging incumbent Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn, a Republican. Democrats haven’t announced a candidate yet.
Fighting mars Lilac Festival
Fighting between at least two groups of youth broke out near Highland Park on the last weekend of the Lilac Festival. Two police officers were injured in the disturbance, and at least 15 people were
arrested. Most of the arrests were for disorderly conduct. Organizers of the popular festival were quick to say that police acted swiftly and that festival-goers were not in danger.
No more mounted patrol?
Rochester Mayor Tom Richards has proposed a $482 million budget for 2013 to 2014 that cuts the city’s mounted patrol, closes the 311 service during the overnight hours, and defers a chunk of the city’s pension obligation. Parking fees in downtown garages would go up. The property tax rate would remain flat, but because of other factors, most tax bills would go up. Hearings on the budget will be held on June 4 and June 11. City Council will vote on June 18.
Remmereit’s new gig
Former RPO music director Arild Remmereit has been named artistic director of the Rochester Chamber Orchestra. Remmereit will open the season in October with a program that includes a Haydn symphony and music by a woman composer, according to a press release.
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ENVIRONMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE
Emerald county With camping season set to begin, it’s time to talk firewood and its role in preventing the spread of the emerald ash borer, a destructive invasive species that has been found in Monroe County. Members of the Monroe County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force are trying to reinforce a simple message: don’t transport firewood from one part of the state to another. That’s a practice essential to preventing the spread of invasive insects like the ash borer to new parts of the state, they say. “We can stop this thing pretty much in its tracks,” says June
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says. And in 2011, the City of Rochester found and addressed an infestation at a park on St. Paul Street. But most of New York’s forests haven’t been hit by the ash borer. And state environmental regulations prohibit moving untreated firewood more than 50 miles from its source; treated firewood is heated to kill any hangers-on. The regulations are meant to protect against several invasive species including the emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle, Sirex woodwasp, and hemlock woolly adelgid.
Barbs were traded and, at one point, a piece of pending Democratic legislation was suddenly brought up by Republicans and passed. The Republican majority then hijacked the legislation by ramming through its preferred appointments.
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Lej fights intensify
The relationship between Republicans and Democrats in the Monroe County Legislature was strained before, but now the two sides are engaged in open warfare. The latest salvo was fired by the GOP, which wants to chop funding for the Democratic office by 10 percent. By Republicans’ logic, the funding should reflect the makeup of the Legislature, where the GOP has a 19 to 10 majority. But Democrats say the proposal is retaliation for several perceived acts of impertinence. The evidence: the legislation came out just after an acrimonious May 14 Legislature meeting. Barbs were traded and, at one point, a piece of pending Democratic legislation was suddenly brought up by Republicans and passed. The Republican majority then hijacked the legislation by ramming through its preferred appointments. Some sort of conflict was inevitable since it was the first time the Legislature met since County Executive Maggie Brooks fired Todd Spring as executive health director at Monroe Community Hospital. A state report said Spring mistreated a patient. During the May 14 meeting, legislators unanimously confirmed appointments to a newly reconstituted oversight board for the hospital — something Democrats have been wanting for years. Democratic Legislator Justin
Wilcox asked Lej President Jeff Adair, a Republican, why it didn’t happen sooner. Adair replied simply that now is a good time and that he’s “not going to dwell.” Also during the Willie Joe Lightfoot. meeting, Republicans PHOTO BY MARK voted to appoint CHAMBERLIN Republican Legislator Fred Ancello to the county’s fire advisory board, replacing Democratic Legislator Willie Joe Lightfoot. Lightfoot’s term expired in 2009, but it’s not unusual for the county to keep people on boards after their terms expire. Republicans also voted against reappointing Lightfoot to the Monroe County Airport Authority board. He could remain on the board, however, due to technicalities in the state law establishing the authority. Lightfoot has questioned the authority board’s independence and recently criticized two other proposed appointments to the board; he said the candidates are too close to the county government. “This is all just retaliation,” Lightfoot said after the May 14 meeting.
Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/ Syracuse Region will merge with the western New York affiliate. The new organization will be called Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York. | The merger should be effective on January 1, 2014, pending approval of state officials since Planned Parenthood’s facilities are treated under law similarly to hospitals, says Jim Stewart, President and CEO of the Rochester/Syracuse Region. | The merging organizations have 10 health centers between them, Stewart says, none of which will close. Combined, the centers served 36,000 patients last year — and officials expect that number to grow, Stewart says. | The organizations will undergo some administrative consolidation. Stewart is retiring, and Karen Nelson, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Western New York, will head up Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York. | Stewart says the merger will better position and prepare the organization for full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In short, more people will have access to health care coverage, so Planned Parenthood expects to see an influx of new patients.
2,227 US servicemen and servicewomen and 1,088 Coalition servicemen and servicewomen have been killed in Afghanistan from the beginning of the war and occupation to May 20. Statistics for Afghan civilian casualties are not available. American casualties from May 4 to May 14: -- Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33, Oakley, Kan. -- Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, Hesperia, Calif. -- Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling, 24, Dalton, Mass. -- Spc. William J. Gilbert, 24, Hacienda Heights, Calif. iraqbodycount. org, icasualties.org, Department of Defense
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to Fulbright scholar One of Nangyalai Attal’s earliest memories is of watching foreign aircraft bomb the Afghan countryside. “I remember the people running and screaming,” he says. “I don’t remember if it was being done by the Soviets or the mujahideen who were trying to expel them. But I can still remember the horror of it.” And while many of his childhood friends never made it to adulthood — many fell victim to land mines — Attal has just celebrated his 25th birthday. A room at the RIT Inn and Conference Center overlooking the parking lot has served as Attal’s dorm for the last twoand-a-half months. A desk has almost disappeared under a heap of half-eaten snack foods, fruit, and the remains of a gift basket. And a small sign taped to the wall says, “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Attal has been a television reporter for an English news broadcast in Afghanistan, worked briefly for the United Nations, and is now earning his master’s degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology through a Fulbright scholarship. But in 2002, Attal’s life was completely different. He worked as a shepherd, herding sheep near his family’s home, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. Attal says he is still adjusting to living in the United States and its completely open culture after coming from an extremely closed society. But in many ways, Attal is emblematic of the contradictions and harsh extremes that are today’s Islamic Republic of Afghanistan — a country nearly calcified in tradition struggling to find its way to modernity. Even though much of Afghanistan has been in turmoil for years, Attal says he’s convinced that a new, more stable country is emerging. And after he finishes his education, he says he wants to return home to support that transition. While he’s in the US, however, Attal says he hopes to educate more Americans about Afghanistan. Even though the war in Afghanistan is the longest in US history, Attal says most Americans know relatively little about the country. Modern Afghanistan arose from an ancient society dating as far back as 3000 BC. The country, which connects the Middle East to the Indian subcontinent,
Fulbright scholar Nangyalai Attal says that despite a long and costly war, US citizens still don’t know much about Afghanistan. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
has long been a human migration route between early civilizations. Afghans were a mainstay in the Silk Road trade route to the Far East. After countless wars waged by everyone from Genghis Khan to the Soviet Union, Afghanistan has remained a largely tribal culture. Many things in Afghanistan culture have been done the same way for thousands of years, Attal says. In the US, children often leave home when they turn 18. “But in Afghanistan, we all live together with the parents,” Attal says. “Daughters will get married and they will leave to go to another household. But the sons and their families will stay until the parents decide when they should go.” Education is another issue where tradition is clashing with the aspirations of many young Afghans, he says. Attal’s father, like some older Afghans, didn’t envision an education for his children, especially his daughters, much beyond traditional schools where religion is a core subject. Attal says it was his strong-willed mother who supported the children’s education by making and selling handcrafted items and raising chickens. But public schools in Afghanistan after the departure of the Soviet army were not entirely about education. The Taliban, which had gained control of the country, would essentially raid rural schools for young boys to enlist in fighting, Attal says.
One period of violence was followed by another, he says, and the young boys were sent to a variety of fronts. “They [Taliban leaders] would come into the room and they would look and check for the moustache,” he says. “With no discussion and no decision on your part, they would say, ‘this is what you must do.’ My classmates, many of them were taken and never seen again. I was fortunate since I did not have the moustache, yet.” While most textbooks in his school were in Arabic, Attal managed to learn rudimentary English using a worn book titled “Beginner English 1.” The title still makes him grin. Attal says he studied English partly out of his interest in public speaking. “In my heart, I’ve always had the confidence of speaking to the people, and to go further,” he says. And a strange set of circumstances eventually gave him an opportunity in 2002 when he heard someone speaking English in his village. The Western media were following the US response to September 11. “Some foreign journalists came to our valley, and all these people were curious about who they were and what they were doing there,” Attal says. He surprised a woman by asking her name in English. Their immediate friendship and correspondence, which continues to this day, encouraged Attal
to find work as a translator and to advance his education. While the US-led coalition crushed the Taliban-run government and gained control of most of Afghanistan’s major cities, the Afghans’ initial jubilation was replaced with a new terror, particularly in the mountainous countryside. Taliban insurgents began a brutal assassination campaign. “The insurgents began hanging the public notices and warnings everywhere,” Attal says. If you knew English, he says, you could be targeted. In a matter of a few short years, Afghans went from dancing in the streets, grateful for their newfound freedom to having the doors to their homes busted down. Taliban insurgents searched homes for Western supporters and coalition forces searched them for Taliban supporters. “When you break into someone’s home, you’re breaking down the door to an entire culture,” Attal says. “You’re breaking the spirit.” Attal says there are many encouraging signs of redevelopment in
Afghanistan that don’t receive much attention from Western media — girls attending school and a virtual explosion of non-state-controlled media are among them. Education remains a critical ingredient to a prosperous and secure Afghanistan, Attal says. While the country sits on one of the world’s largest reserves of rare minerals essential to the creation of many high technology products, Attal says that many young Afghans lack the necessary skills to find employment. “I can tell you personally that if people [Western governments] spent $2 billion helping to create employment, the insurgency will drop dramatically,” Attal says. “If people have some kind of income to support their families, why would they turn to violence?”
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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.)
Lobby for fair elections
MoveOn, Citizens Action of NY, and Fair Elections NY are coordinating a trip to Albany for a fair election lobby day on Wednesday, May 29. A van will leave from 167 Flanders Street at 7 a.m. and return later that day. Reservations: rrivera@citizenactionny. org or call Rosemary Rivera at 520-6542.
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Young pols panel
Monroe County Young Democrats will hold “Young Professionals in Monroe County,” a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. Five local professionals under age 35 who work in local, state, and national politics have been invited to participate. The event is at Boulder Coffee, 100 Alexander Street.
Rochester Against War will hold a Memorial Day peace parade on Monday, May 27, immediately following the city’s Memorial Day parade.
People who’d like to be in the parade should gather at Arnold Park and East Avenue by 10 a.m. The parade route is from East Avenue to East Main Street.
Meet city school board candidates
Democratic organizers will hold two public forums for city school board candidates. The first is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Aenon Missionary Baptist Church, 175 Genesee Street. The second forum is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at First Genesis Baptist Church, 292 Hudson Avenue.
The late-night dining article that appeared in the 2013 edition of Dish had two incorrect addresses. The Distillery is located at 1142 Mt. Hope Ave. and The Elmwood Inn is located at 1256 Mount Hope Ave.
Dining Market watch
Farmers’ market season is upon us, which means that nearly every day of the week some parking lot will be teeming with local growers and their delicious bounties. Most start up in June, but getting the jump on things is the Brighton Farmers’ Market, 1150 S. Winton Road, which opens on Sunday, May 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit brightonfarmersmarket.org for the proverbial dirt.
Congratulations to Fairport Brewing Company, which recently reached a
Kickstarter goal that will help to fund an expansion into a landmark building at 99 South Main Street in the heart of Fairport. Hit up fairportbrewing.com to track the move’s progress, or call FBC at 678-6728 to find out the best time to fill your growler.
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The ol’ College Town try [ CHOW HOUND ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO
Well, a crucial chunk of the Inner Loop is offlimits for the next few months, traffic circles are apparently the new cupcake, and where Mount Hope and Elmwood avenues meet is being hacked to bits so that College Town may rise. But no amount of minor inconvenience is going to keep a true Rochesterian from good food, especially not if there’s a burger with fries and a milkshake at the end of that road. OK, maybe some gravy on those fries, too. And while we’re at it, let’s spike that milkshake. Bunga Burger Bar, from Bob St. George and Pittsford Pub owners Brad and Denise Sluman, isn’t the first restaurant to open in the blossoming College Town area, but it is the first locally owned one to avail itself of a newly built structure. The facade consists of tall windows that open completely, the fresh air, relaxed atmosphere, and vivid surroundings bringing to mind a really comfortable picnic as you cozy up to something from Bunga Burger Bar’s refreshingly unfussy menu. There are several salads, four chicken-wing preparations, a handful of sides (including yummy sweet potato fries glistening with honey), and sandwiches like classic beef on weck ($9.95), seared ahi tuna with yogurt-wasabi sauce
($12.50), or a balsamic-marinated portobello mushroom ($8.50). Of course there are burgers, each a halfpound of aged beef available with myriad toppings and sauces created by executive chef Tony Carvalho. Selections include the Pineapple Jack ($10.25), with bacon, mozzarella, and pineapple-rum salsa; and the Bourbon Street ($9.25) with BBQ sauce, onion strings, and aged cheddar. Bunga Burger Bar also offers 16 beers on tap along with a full bar that makes its way into the “adult shakes” ($9), such as a creamy-smokysweet bourbon-caramel milkshake that confirms summer is totally here. Bunga Burger Bar is located at 1370 Mt. Hope Ave. It is open Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (food served until 10 p.m.) and Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. (food served until midnight). Food prices range from $4.25 to $12.50. For more information, call 360-4949 or visit Bunga Burger Bar’s Facebook page.
“There’s free dinner in the woods,” Olga Tzogas says with a laugh, but the head of Smugtown Mushrooms is very serious about her passion for foraging, a longstanding
practice that not only results in fresh, gratis grub, but one that Tzogas believes to be about community, sustainability, and DIY empowerment. Since its inception last year, Smugtown has been quietly building a following, and 2013 brought with it an increase in Smugtown’s educational offerings, many of which feature collaborations with other local artisans. Tzogas is also formulating plans for a retail space in Smugtown’s home base near the Rochester Public Market at 127 Railroad St., where it is currently cultivating its own mushrooms. And on the subject of mycology, Tzogas is truly ardent, waxing about the medicinal properties of mushrooms and other fungi. “Penicillin is a mold,” she says. “We pop it in pill form and we don’t even think about it.” So if you too are interested in the art and science of foraging, Smugtown will host a Mushroom and Herb Walk in Seneca Park on Saturday, May 25, at 4 p.m., and you can learn more about fascinating world of mushrooms at the Radical Mycology Meetup at Ellison Park on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. To participate in either event, visit Smugtown’s Facebook page, its website (smugtownmushrooms.com), or email email@example.com
As if there weren’t enough compelling reasons to wind through the Finger Lakes eating and drinking, now there’s the Sweet Treat Trail, which helpfully maps out places that you and your sweet tooth might enjoy visiting. Choose from apiaries, bakeries, fruit farms, and ice cream spots — or, actually, don’t choose, and just stop by all of them. First, though, do a little advance work at tourcayuga.com.
Ravioli Shop owner Bill Kenny has
announced the closing of his two retail spots on Saturday, May 25; until that time, both the North Winton Road and Courtney Drive locations will be selling their inventories of gourmet foods at 30 percent off. But filledpasta lovers, take heart: the wholesale business will continue, with Ravioli Shop creations available at places like Red Bird Market, Pittsford Farms Dairy, R’s Market, and, beginning June 1, Captain Jim’s Fish Market. Visit theraviolishop.com for more details.
Park Avenue creperie Delish Bakery is now closed after just more than a year in business. Rochester lost a couple of Indian restaurants in the last few weeks. Taste of India (3047 W. Henrietta Road) shut its doors, and Royal India (368 Jefferson Road), also closed, but the latter location is rumored to be the site of an upcoming resurrection of Monroe and Alexander’s much-missed Raj Mahal. Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com
t’s unlikely that a single adult Rochesterian hasn’t at least heard the phrase “brain drain,” that bleak term we use to describe the phenomenon of our fresh college graduates fleeing the area in search of better prospects. The amount of educated, driven individuals in Rochester far exceeds the city’s limited amount of ready-made opportunities. But one thing that we haven’t fully taken advantage of yet is the wealth of our communal expertise, skill sets, and initiative. Various groups and organizations are beginning to pool this communal knowledge and offer it to residents
at little or no cost, and in turn, individuals and groups are beginning to shape the future of this city in a very doit-yourself manner. We checked out some of the newest independent, collective, community-education offerings and learned where you can go to gain a skill, teach a skill, use the kinds of tools found in a professional workshop, or just to get inspired by local makers and thinkers. Take a class on logo creation or fancy hula-hooping for $15, or get advice on a project you’re working on for free. This is a mere sampling of local alternative learning spaces. Contribute your favorite organization at the online version of this article at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
[ FEATURE ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Open for just a little more than two months, the grassroots Rochester Brainery hit the ground sprinting, now holding classes and events just about every night of the week. Offerings include everything from themed dinner workshops with Lento owner/chef Art Rogers on third Wednesdays (a threecourse meal including tip and wine for $50), film screenings, and monthly non-profit fundraisers (Girls Rock! Rochester will be featured on May 25; Habitat for Humanity is next up), plus a monthly day-long Brainery Bazaar that features 20 different local maker vendors each time. Rochester Brainery founders Danielle Raymo and Stephanie Rankin, who both work in marketing, believe that learning should be fun, affordable, and accessible. “Stephanie and I don’t have a lot of money to do extra things. We’re still paying back
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our college loans,” says Raymo. The duo were inspired by Brooklyn Brainery’s model, which offers a variety of inexpensive classes and creates social and professional connections amid the community, and wanted to offer a similar organization in Rochester. The local Brainery offers single-session, interactive classes that typically run two hours and cost between $15 and $30. Teachers are paid $25 per hour, or they may teach in exchange for two free class passes. Teachers are often local business owners who benefit from promoting their work while sharing skills with others. Past offerings have included everything from DIY graphic design to the basics of swing dancing, “Understanding Your Teen” parenting courses, social-media skills, jugband music classes, and “How to Save Money on Organic Foods.” Anyone who wants to teach may propose a class, and even if you don’t want to teach, you can propose a class
and the organizers will pursue finding a teacher for that area of interest. The organization is based in a chic little two-room unit in the Village Gate on North Goodman Street, has the capacity to host two classes at once (seating for up to 70 people), presentation amenities such as a projector and sound system, chalkboards and easels, and free sign-language interpretation services. The space is also rentable during the day (at $30 per hour, plus a $20 amenities fee) for business meetings, bridal showers, and other events. Rochester Brainery is located at 274 N. Goodman, suite B134. Classes cost $15-$30; check the website for a calendar of classes and events. For more information call 730-7034 or visit rochesterbrainery.com.
Located inside a sizable industrial building in the St. Paul district, Rochester Makerspace
offers 4,000 square feet of raw but beautifully managed space that houses a large, open workshop, a slightly smaller wood shop, and a growing collection of hand-made work surfaces, plus saws, routers, electronics, 3D printers, welding apparatuses, sewing machines, and more. The organization was cofounded by Rob Roll, who works in telecommunications but whose hobby is machining, and Wyatt McBain, an artist and third-year information-technology student at RIT. Though plans have been in the works for almost a year, the Makerspace has been operational for just over a month, and it offers membership and a sense of community, access to tools that would be too pricey for most individuals to have in a personal workshop collection, as well as classes that have so far included artistic cast concrete, woodblock printing, and stained glass. Roll and McBain have been working on the space for more than a year. Their initial interest in creating a communal area for creators and builders stemmed from the practicality of such a collective endeavor, to which they know others will be able to relate. “I’m a college student, I live in an apartment. I don’t have space to build anything, nor do I have money for the tools,” says McBain.
Above: A student taking the "Container and Urban Organic Gardening" class at Rochester Brainery. PHOTO PROVIDED Right: Rochester Brainery founders Stephanie Rankin and Danielle Raymo. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
“The best part about the Makerspace is the sense of community,” says Roll, who says he has repeatedly witnessed the “really smart, extremely experienced people here” lend a hand to one another when they are stuck on a particular issue. Rochester Makerspace draws inspiration from a network of other makerspaces based around the country, such as Artisan’s Asylum, located outside of Boston, which grew from 1,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet within three years, and offers private work areas and artist studios in addition to classes and access to tools. Since Rochester Makerspace’s site went live, the organizers have received inquiries about renting studios and workspaces, and Roll and McBain plan to expand to include such rentable spaces as soon as it’s feasible. The organizers wish to offer a full spectrum of introductory courses and invite proposals from potential instructors for any kind of classes, whether industrial, electronic, fine art, or even wine-making. Introductory membership rates are $40 per month, whether individual or family, but rates will increase as the space becomes more settled and the founders have assessed the long-term needs of the space. Once members have taken the safety certification course to use the tools, they receive a key card and access to the building and use of those tools daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (eventually cardholders will have 24/7 access). Classes range from $10 to $20 per hour, and the space offers free open nights on Thursdays beginning at 6 p.m., which function as an introduction to the space’s offerings, or as an opportunity to work on a project or help the organizers work on the space, and to connect with other creatives. Rochester Makerspace is located at 850 St. Paul St. (park in rear lot). Open hours are Monday & Thursday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Membership $40, classes range $10-$20/hour. For more information call 210-0075 or visit rochestermakerspace.org.
The Icarus Sessions
If you’re shy about getting your own creative endeavor started, want feedback from the community on something you’re working on, or just want to hear about what other creative Rochesterians are up to, attend The Icarus Sessions, which are a series of super-lightning talks held each third Wednesday night of the month at Hanlon-Fiske Studios on Elton Street. The concept came from Seth Godin’s book “The Icarus Deception,” which posits that while our industrialized society avoids the danger of flying too close to the sun, it has been skimming the water, afraid of taking creative chances. That dooms us just as well, says writer and artist Aprille Roelle Byam, local organizer of the Icarus Sessions.
Left: Wyatt McBain and Rob Roll of Rochester Makespace. Below left: Antonio Cruz Cavaleta in the machine shop at Makerspace. Below right: the Makerspace's 3D printer at work. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Anyone who is interested may attend one of the events, at which they may choose to speak for 140 seconds about a particular project they are working on, even if it is stuck in the conceptual stage, and receive feedback from the audience. Attendees are not obliged to speak, and Byam says that many returners simply want to listen and offer support and advice. The first local iteration of the Icarus Sessions took place in January at a different venue before finding a permanent monthly meeting space at the Neighborhood of the Arts studio of photographers Michael Hanlon and Teri Fiske. Byam, Hanlon, and Fiske aim to provide a space where community creatives feel safe discussing their projects, and are enthusiastic about the resulting connections being made among individuals and groups who have shared. One of the most exciting aspects of the Sessions, says Hanlon, is putting likeminded people, who may not know each other, in a room together, and seeing what results. So far, the Icarus Sessions have featured photographers, writers, visual artists, and social-media specialists. The organizers have also added a keynote speaker to each session; presenters have included artist John Magnus, balloon artist Larry Moss, and 1975 Gallery owner Erich Lehman. The Icarus Sessions take place at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at HanlonFiske Studios, 34 Elton St. Admission is continues on page 12
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Rochester Free School
A summer-session open house for the Rochester Free School was held earlier in May. Though just getting its start, the organization that will operate at the Flying Squirrel Community Space in Corn Hill is an alternative educational institution based on non-hierarchical and non-standardized learning. The Free School aims to offer a variety of classes and workshops for all interested by those who are willing to share
These well-established institutions and organizations offer all manner of classes and educational events to adults and children this summer. Allendale Columbia School 519
Allens Creek Road. 318-4560, allendalecolumbia.org. Offers summer programs in academics, athletics, art, drama, more Geared toward children, ages 2+. Open to the public. June 10-August 9. Visit the site’s “public programs” page for more information on sessions and pricing.
Arc and Flame Center Rochester 125
Fedex Way. 349-7110, rocafc.com. Offers a variety of single- and multiple-session classes and workshops in welding, glass fusion, smithing, and team building for tykes, teens, and adults, in addition to studio rental. Visit the web for a complete calendar of course offerings and pricing.
Creative Workshop Memorial Art Gallery,
500 University Ave. 276-8959, mag. rochester.edu/creativeworkshop. Catch one of the lectures held at MAG throughout the year, take a docent-led tour of the current exhibit, or join one of the art classes offered for all ages, in addition to camps for children. Visit the website or stop by the gallery for more information. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education 713 Monroe Ave. 244-1730,
geneseearts.org. Classes in pottery, book arts, and photography offered throughout the year, as well as a summer camp for kids. Visit the site for course descriptions, pricing, and registration. George Eastman House 900 East Ave. 2713361, eastmanhouse.org. In addition to 12 CITY MAY 22-28, 2013
Left: Erich Lehman, curator of 1975 Gallery, was the keynote speaker at the May Icarus Session. Right: Aprille Roelle Byam moderates the Icarus Sessions. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY HANLON-FISKE STUDIOS
knowledge and skills with their community on a volunteer basis. The summer session is projected to begin June 3 and conclude July 22. Visit freeschool.rocus.org to learn
various lectures by visiting photographers and pre-screening in-depth film introductions at the Dryden Theatre, Eastman House offers single- and multiple-session photography workshops with a focus on historic processes. Learn more by visiting the website, by calling 271-3361 x323, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Interlock Rochester 1115 E. Main St.,
door 7, suite 200. interlockroc.org. This combination hackerspace/makerspace offers space for members and the community to share interests in science, technology, art, and culture through regular lightning talks, events, and meet-ups. Membership is $50 per month ($35 for full-time college students), which gets you 24/7 access to the space, discounts on classes, personal space to keep your projects and equipment, discounts to partner organizations, and voting rights regarding organization decisions. Learn more at an “open night,” which take place Tuesdays 7-10 p.m., by emailing info@ interlockroc.org, or by visiting the website.
Nerd Nite Rochester Veritas Wine Bar, 217
Alexander St. 262-2336, vertiaswinebar. com, facebook.com/nerdniterochester. Described as the meeting of TED talks plus wine & cheese, these meetings feature academic lectures by two speakers on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. A $5 suggested donation benefits a different organization every month. Watch the Facebook page for upcoming events.
TEDx talks in Rochester TEDx Rochester
(tedxrochester.org) features an inspiring day full of lightning talks by local thinkers and doers. The event is free to attend, but you have to fill out an application and be accepted into the audience. Watch the site
how to get involved to teach or to take a class. The Flying Squirrel Community Space is located at 285 Clarissa St. For more information call 340-7003.
for upcoming events. Another, separately organized TEDx event, TEDx Flour City (tedxflourcity.com), also features a day of lightning talks, because there is just too much braininess in Rochester for one TEDx organization. The next event takes place June 8, and though speaker applications are closed for this round, you can still apply to be an audience member. Visit the site for more information and to fill out the application. Visual Studies Workshop 31 Prince St. 442-8676, vsw.org. In addition to offering provocative exhibits, holding screenings, offering a rigorous MFA program in visual studies, and producing impressive publications, VSW offers courses in photography, design, book making, and more through its summer institute, which runs June 17-July 12. Courses vary in price from $150-$550. Download the catalog and register for classes through the website. Writers & Books 740 University Ave. 4732590, wab.org. Writers & Books offers educational programs, community events, author visits, and adults and youths can take single- and multiple-session classes and workshops for writers and readers at this local literary center year round. Visit the website for full course descriptions, pricing, and to sign up.
Did we miss your organization? Drop us a line at themail@rochester-citynewspaper or leave a comment on the online version of this article and we’ll add you to the list.
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It was a lopsided split when local band Boneyard disbanded last year. Cloudbusting singer JJ Lang went one way, while guitarist Mick Ditko, bassist Doug MacDonald, and drummer Brian Donnelly went another. Lang went on to form The JJ Lang Band and keep with his former band’s heavy, Southern gothic grind and wail. The other three added garage-rock guitarist Keith Suhr, tuned the guitars back up from Hell to A440, and went the more straight-ahead route to form Rock-n-Roll Social Club. Eardrums would never be the same. Rock-n-Roll Social Club is big and loud, no doubt. But it’s more hard than heavy. Perhaps it is the band’s hooks and acceleration that keep it out of the sludge that so many bands get stuck in when things get heavy. It’s simple: you start with a good song, find a band of musicians that get along (good luck), and then press “play.” Rock-n-Roll Social Club is currently in the studio located in the bowels of the House of Guitars, recording live, reelto-reel, warts and all. The band plans on emerging with an album this summer. The guys all sat down to fidget and kick each other under the table while fielding a few questions. An edited transcript of the conversation follows. CITY: The Boneyard split was amicable? Brian Donnelly: There’s no animosity at
all. Some people just wanted to go in a different direction and we wanted to tune the guitars up and have a different feel, just be more straight-up rock ’n’ roll, less of a Southern-rock feel. But it doesn’t sound all that different. Mick Ditko: It’s not that drastic. It’s not
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like when JJ [Lang] left we went in an opposite direction. It’s just been a natural progression. We were drop C, and it was really difficult to keep the guitars in tune; it was all garbled together. You really had to struggle to hear different guitar parts. So you’re losing some of the weight? Donnelly: The way Keith plays is a little
different than any of us has experienced, so
Rock-n-Roll Social Club features several members of the defunct heavy, Southern-rock outfit Boneyard working in a more straight-ahead rock style. PHOTO PROVIDED
we’re molding our style more toward that. It works and personally we’re the same. A lot of bands say that. Keith Suhr: It’s all a matter of perception.
We have nothing in common musically.
So how does a band that has nothing in common write material? Doug MacDonald: This is a band. It isn’t
one person bringing a song in. It’s got to be four guys writing and compromising and writing the best song possible. No one likes to be told their part or what to do? Suhr: I don’t care as long as it’s great. MacDonald: If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.
It’s got to fit Rock-n-Roll Social Club.
Could you all have embraced this cooperative spirit 20 years ago? Would Rock-n-Roll Social Club been able to exist? All: No! Ditko: It wouldn’t have worked. I have a
feeling Doug and I would have clashed.
Why is that? Ditko: Because Doug was the guy in the
bands he played in 20 years ago, and I was the guy in the bands I played in 20 years ago. MacDonald: When I was 27 I couldn’t compromise like I can today. Even If someone brought in a song and it was a good idea, my ego would get in the way. There’s no “the guy” in Rock-n-Roll Social Club Donnelly: Now I’m the guy.
So, older but wiser? Suhr: We’re candid with each other. Once
you’re over 40 you can say or hear anything. Also, nobody’s beating their head against wall for waiting for success. Ditko: Nobody’s worried about that. What constitutes a good song? Suhr: It’s got to shake asses. It’s got to
make feet move. MacDonald: I still want to rock ’n’ roll, but the older I get, the more I want to write stuff with some depth and meaning. Does recording live in the studio help maintain live-show energy and combat studio sterility? Suhr: I don’t like the studio at all; I’m
relieved we’re going to do it this way. Would the rockers you were 20 years ago hang out with the rockers you are today? MacDonald: I think I’d like the guy I am
now, but I wouldn’t hang out with him. I’d be out drinking and partying.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 Karaoke at Mayfield’s Pub.
Mayfield’s Pub, 669 N Winton Rd. 288-7199. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Sanibel Cottage. Sanibel Cottage, 1517 Empire Blvd. 671-9340. 6 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett. Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lakeshore Drive. 9050222. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke Wednesdays. Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 585-4544830. Call for info. Karaoke w/Mark. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free. [ OPEN MIC ]
Open Acoustic Mic Night w/ Mandy. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N.
Main St. 388-0136. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mic at Jeffrey’s. Jeffrey’s, 3115 E. Henrietta Rd. 486-4937. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Open Mic Jam Boulder Alexander St.. Boulder Coffee
Co., 100 Alexander St. 585-4547140. 8 p.m. Open Mic w/Steve West. Muddy Waters Coffee House, 53 Main St. 585-243-9111. 7 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
Cravin’s Bliss, Fire Wheel.
Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 9:30 p.m. $5-$7. Personal Blend. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 10 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
American Cancer Society, 100 Years Strong ft. Laura Sprague. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8 p.m. $5.
Code Orange Kids w/Hostage Calm. Dubland Underground,
315 Alexander St. 232-7550. 6 p.m. $10.
The Dads Reunion Show w/ why+the+wires, The Gifted Children,. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Ave. 9 p.m. $5-$7. Marty Roberts. Schooner’s Riverside Pub, 70 Pattonwood Dr. 342-3030. 6 p.m. Call for info. Nikki Hill. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585-325-7090. 9:30 p.m. Free.
The Tabs, The Everleigh Club, Michael Yaple, Dusty West & The Tumbleweeds. Tala Vera,
155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. $5-$7.
THURSDAY, MAY 23 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Frankie & Jewels. Avenue Pub, 522 Monroe Ave. 585-244-4960. 7 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Jumbo Shrimp. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. 7 p.m. Call for info. Ken Snyder. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 7 p.m. Free. Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 585-232-3230. 9 p.m. $8-$12.
Ruben Fuentes. 1872 Café, 431 W. Main St. 585-730-7687. 6:30 p.m. Free.
Ciaran’s Pride - Open Session.
McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 8 p.m. Free.
Singer-Songwriter Showcase ft. Kevin Plane Band, John Bornheimer & Jack McCarthy Bornheimer, Joan Burch, Arhen Henby and Nick Lord, and Cole Michaels. Tala Vera, 155 State St.
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks w/ Thomas Bryan Eaton. Lovin’
Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. 9 p.m. $5-$7. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. 6 p.m. Free.
546-3845. 8 p.m. $5-$7.
Woody Dodge. Sticky Lips BBQ
Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 9 p.m. $5.
[ BLUES ]
Ezra & The Storm. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 585-271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Hartwig. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. 585-216-1070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
[ BLUES ]
John Payton Project. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585325-7090. 9 p.m. Free. Nightfall. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 585-271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]
Celebration of the Piano II. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 7 p.m. $5. Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts.
1st Universalist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Party Monster Thursdays. ONE
Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 10 p.m. 18+. Call for info. DJ Matt. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. DJ Sal DeSantis. ,. 7 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke at Panorama. Panorama Night Club & Sports Bar, 730 Elmgrove Rd. 247-2190. 9 p.m. Free. Revolution Thursdays. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info. Thirsty Thursday’s. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. 10 p.m. Call for info. Thursday Night Shakedown. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. Free.
Tiki Thursdays: Shotgun Music DJ. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main
St. 924-3660. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tilt-a-Whirl Drag Show.. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $3. [ JAZZ ]
D’Jangoners. Little Theatre Café,
240 East Ave. Free. Deborah Branch. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 6 p.m. Free. D’jangoners. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. EROS Guitar Duo. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. 582-1830. 7 p.m. Call for info. Mike Kaupa. Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. (585) 348-9104. 6 p.m. Call for info. Night Trane. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. 5:30 p.m. Free.
POP/ROCK | ALKALINE TRIO
True to its name, the foundation of Alkaline Trio consists of three musicians, albeit taken in different formations over the years. Despite different members having rotated in and out, frontman Matt Skiba remains the consistent force urging on the outfit. Formed in the mid-90’s, the punk rockers anchored Vagrant Records during its perch at the forefront of the emo surge in the early 00’s. The band subsequently moved on to major labels. Eschewing the brand of music usually associated with the emo tag, Alkaline Trio brought a darker brand of punk that’s all catchy riffs and satisfying propulsion; it’s pop/punk with a bit of an edge. Alkaline Trio plays Saturday, May 25, 7:30 p.m. at the Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $19-$23. Waterstreetmusic.com. — BY DAVE LABARGE Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes.
Roncone’s, 232 Lyell Ave. 4583090. 6 p.m. Free.
Open Mic at Towpath Cafe. ,. 6:30 p.m. Free.
Open Mic Jam Boulder Park Ave.. Boulder Coffee Co., 739
Park Ave. 585-697-0235. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/Steve Piper. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free. Spot Coffee Open Mic. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. 585-6134600. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 9:30 p.m. $5. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
On the House Fridays. ONE
Mickey Hart Band w/African Showboyz. Water Street Music
Fresh Meat Fridays w/Samantha Vega, DJ Mighty Mic. Tilt
Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free.
[ OPEN MIC ]
5 Alarm Open Jam. The
Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 5853193832. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Mitty and The Followers. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. 8 p.m. Free.
Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585325-5600. 9 p.m. $30-$35. [ POP/ROCK ]
Fancytramp w/The Red Lion, Sexy Teenagers. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8.
Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse
Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 3193832. 9 p.m. Call for info. Roger Kuhn & Genesee Johnny. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 585-454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info.
FRIDAY, MAY 24 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] 7 Sence. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 7:30 p.m. Free.
[ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485
[ OPEN MIC ]
[ COUNTRY ]
Flint Creek. Sticky Lips BBQ
Pittsford Pub, 60 N. Main St. 585-586-4650. 9:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/DJ Smooth. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 2323430. Call for info. Karaoke w/George. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Shotgun Music. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main St. 924-3660. Free. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 388-0136. 10 p.m. Free. Karoake w/Cyd Scarlett. Victor Village Inn, 34 East Main Street. 925-5025. 8:30 p.m. Call for info.
Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485
[ R&B ]
Mill St, Williamson, NY. (315) 589-4512. 7 p.m. Free. The Westview Project. The Mendon House, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Rd. 6247370. 6 p.m. Free.
Cosplay Frday: DJ Energon’s Super Hero Showdown. Vertex
Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $15-$82. Stringplicity. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free.
[ REGGAE/JAM ]
Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. 585-730-8230. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke at Center Cafe. ,. 7 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Willow Inn. Willow Inn, 428 Manitou Rd. 392-3489. 8 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135
Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 21+. Call for info. Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 5:30 p.m. Free.
RPO: Steve Lippia Sings Sinatra. Kodak Hall at Eastman
Karaoke Night w/Debbie Randyn.
Karaoke at Brickwood Grill.
Pot, 2411 W. Henrietta Rd. 3689888. 5:30 p.m. Call for info. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cody. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 5 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Flaherty’s Webster. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke by Dan & Sherri. Barnard Restaurant & Party House, 360 Maiden Ln. 585-6631250. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett!. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N. Goodman St. 266-3570. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/Krazy George. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St. 730-5030. 10 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 388-0136. 10 p.m. Free.
[ CLASSICAL ]
Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 585-232-5498. 10:15 p.m. $3-$8. DJ/Karaoke w/Coyote Cody. McKenzie’s, 3686 West Henrietta Rd. 334-8970. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. DJ Bac Spin. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 8 p.m. Call for info. DJ Blake. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-256-1000. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Cedric. ,. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Energon. ,. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Mi-T-Mo. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 2708570. 9 p.m. Free.
[ KARAOKE ]
The Music of Ferrante & Furioso. Yummy Garden Hot
Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. Lube After Dark.. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 585-6979464. 9:30 p.m. Free. Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa Ultra Lounge, 235 W. Ridge Rd. 254-1050. 10 p.m. Free.
Sad Hour: All Sad Songs. All on Vinyl. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 5 p.m. Call for info.
T.G.I. Bucket Friday ft. DJ Jestyr, Dr. Jamo. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info.
Open Mic Night. Mooseberry Café, 2555 Baird Rd. 585-3489022. 6 p.m. Call for info. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
Hollywood Undead w/Stellar Corpes, Beware Of Darkness, and American Fang. Main
Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. 7 p.m. $25. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
Kozy Soul. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 585-697-0235. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
Ah! ethernauts w/Double Tap, Slanted Home, and Derrick Hart.
Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 9 p.m. $5-$7. Big Mike & The Motivators. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. Brass Taxi. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 10 p.m. Call for info. The Chairs. Thirsty Frog, 511 East Ridge Rd. 730-5285. 9:30 p.m. $5.00. continues on page 18
[ JAZZ ]
Brent Bond. Pane Vino
Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. 6:30 p.m. Free. Mark Cassara Band. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-662-5555. 8 p.m. Free. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 17
FRIDAY, MAY 24
[ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke at 140 Alex. 140 Alex
CMAC Rockin’ Anniversary Party ft. The Tommy Brunett Band.
Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-256-1000. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett!. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N. Goodman St. 266-3570. 10 p.m. Kick-Ass Karaoke. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. 10 p.m. Free.
CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. 758-5300. 4 p.m. $5. Eyesalve. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 8 p.m. $5-$7. Fevertones. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 585-454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info. Girls Rock! Cover Show. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $10-$12. Haewa. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 10 p.m. Free.
The Kind Brothers CD Release Party. Water Street Music Hall,
204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 9 p.m. $5. Lane & Ott. Schooner’s Riverside Pub, 70 Pattonwood Dr. 3423030. 7 p.m. Free. Mansfield Ave Band w/Irish Ben. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 5 p.m. Free. Octane. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. 10 p.m. Call for info. Paradoxx. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 9 p.m. Call for info.
The Robert Zimmerman Philharmonic w/Meghan Koch and The Gentleman Callers.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 585-232-3230. 6 p.m. $6-$10; $2 off w/canned food donation. Roc City Rib Fest. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave. See website for full line up. $5. Springer. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St. 315-483-9570. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Stone Soul Foundation, Stove Pipe Jones, J.J. Lang Band.
California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 9 p.m. $5-$7. Swamp Moose. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 9642010. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. Teagan & The Tweeds. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585-3257090. 10 p.m. Free. Virgil Cain. Jeremiah’s Tavern, 2200 Buffalo Rd. 247-0022. 9 p.m. Call for info.
SATURDAY, MAY 25 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Black Rock Zydeco. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 585-232-3230. 9:30 p.m. $6-$10. Gray Fox Lane. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 8 p.m. Free McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 8 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 9642010. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. Johnny Bauer. Knuckles Knockout Grill, 25 Old Scottsville Chili Rd. 889-4920. 10 p.m. Call for info. Jon Akers. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. 497-7010. Call for info. 18 CITY MAY 22-28. 2013
[ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
Excuse My French Memorial Concert French Montana, Rocko. Main Street Armory,
900 E. Main St. 232-3221. 8 p.m. $45-$60. ROCK | NEW ARCHERY
[ POP/ROCK ]
If you love Joywave, and have seen the band perform at least once within the past couple of years, you are likely to recognize the members of New Archery, previously known as Doctors. The two bands have played side-byside in many past local line-ups. However, the recent name-change has ushered in an entirely new identity, and sound, for this familiar band. As Doctors, the band’s sound was catchy, melodic, and pop-driven. As New Archery, the band has ditched the feel-good, structured, dancey sounds for music that has a much greater depth of feeling and a much looser approach to melody and structure. New Archery’s new knack for experimentation has allowed the band’s music to mature into something truly noteworthy and sincere. New Archery performs with Mikaela Davis, The Michael Valada Trio, and Par 6 on Saturday, May 25, 8 p.m. at The Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $6-$8. Bugjar.com. — BY LEAH CREARY Lovin Cup Unplugged Dinner Music Series: Corey Bates.
Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 6 p.m. Free. Travis Fitch. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. Call for info.
La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 10 p.m. Call for info. Memorial Day Weekend Beach Bash. ONE Nightclub and
Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 5461010. Call for info.
Saturday Night Ladies Night. BLUES
Soul Shaker w/Funky Blu Roots. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St. 315483-9570. 1 p.m. Call for info.
Steve Grills & The Roadmasters. Dinosaur Bar-
B-Que, 99 Court St. 585-3257090. 10 p.m. Free. Third Degree. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 585-271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]
RPO: Steve Lippia Sings Sinatra. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $15-$82. [ COUNTRY ]
Double Cross. Nashvilles, 4853
W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 9 p.m. Call for info.
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] DJ Big Reg. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. ,. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Trancesend. Decibel Lounge, 45 Euclid St. 585-7544645. 10 p.m. $5.
BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 247-0079. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Annie Wells. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Madeline Forster. Bistro 135,
135 W. Commercial St. 585662-5555. 6:30 p.m. Free.
The Music of Ferrante & Furioso. Yummy Garden Hot
Pot, 2411 W. Henrietta Rd. 3689888. 5:30 p.m. Call for info. Rose’s and Revolution’s . Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. 6:30 p.m. Free. Ryan from El Rojo Jazz. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 7 p.m. Free. Special Blend. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Jasmine’s Asian
Fusion, 657 Ridge Rd. 2161290. 6:30 p.m. Free. The White Hots. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 589-4512. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Alkaline Trio w/Bayside. Water
Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 7:30 p.m. $19-$23. Download. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. 9 p.m. Call for info. The Fools. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 10 p.m. Free.
Ice Nine Kills w/Before The Foundation, A Fire Burns Beneath, Invincea, Vanity Strike, and Refuge. Water
Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 6:30 p.m. $10-$13.
jellyroot w/GypsyLand, Mayberry Place, and Thandroid & The Impossible.
Dear Rabbit w/The Pickpockets, Attic Abasement, and The Nudes. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
Traditional Irish Music Session. Johnny’s Irish Pub,
1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 5 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]
Pops on Pipes: Nathan Avakian. Auditorium Theatre,
Divided by Zero. Pelican’s
Memorial Day Havana Night in White Celebration ft. DJ Bobby Base. Flat Iron Café, 561 State
St. 585-454-4830. 10 p.m. Free before midnight.
Tequila Sundays ft. DJ Andy Fade. Flat Iron Café, 561 State
St. 585-454-4830. 10 p.m. Call for info.
402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 1 p.m. Includes food. $15. Roc City Rib Fest. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave. See website for full line up. $5. Spacelords. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 9:30 p.m. $3. Taran. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. 10 p.m. Call for info.
SUNDAY, MAY 26 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Celtic Music Sundays: Brian Clancy. Temple Bar and Grille,
109 East Ave. 232-6000. 7 p.m. Free.
Open Jam at Thirsty Frog.
Thirsty Frog, 511 East Ridge Rd. 730-5285. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. 5 p.m. Call for info. Roc City Rib Fest. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave. See website for full line up. $5.
Slingshot Dakota w/Taking Meds, Keeler. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$10.
TUESDAY, MAY 28 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
[ JAZZ ]
[ KARAOKE ]
New Bewws, M.C. Party, Tempest. California Brew Haus,
Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free.
[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Boasy Sundaze. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info. Drink and Drag Sundays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 8 p.m. 18+. Call for info.
Mikaela Davis w/The Michael Vadala Trio, New Archery, and Par 6. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $3-$5. Mulletude. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 2475225. 9:30 p.m. Call for info.
[ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke w/Walt O’Brien.
[ OPEN MIC ]
Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. Call for info. Free. Rhythm Dogs. Schooner’s Riverside Pub, 70 Pattonwood Dr. 342-3030. 3 p.m. Call for info.
MoChester w/Falling Hollywood. Lovin’ Cup, 300
Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. 21+. Free. Project Pitchfork w/Ayria. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 585-325-5600. 8 p.m. $15-$20.
885 E. Main St. 585-222-5000. 2:30 p.m. $15, students w/ ID free.
Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 9 p.m. $5-$7. Lindsay Mazza. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. 585-6970235. 8 p.m. Call for info. The Low Down. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. 8 p.m. Free.
Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8. Mike Dockins. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 585454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info. Mike Sergei & Mick. Schooner’s Riverside Pub, 70 Pattonwood Dr. 342-3030. 7 p.m. Call for info.
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Manic Monday Retro Dance: Miss Z., Lady T. Bug Jar, 219
Bill Slater. Woodcliff Hotel &
Don Christiano-The Beatles Unplugged. Abilene Bar &
Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 585-232-3230. 8 p.m. Free. Teagan Ward. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 585-271-4650. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ]
Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett. Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lakeshore Drive. 905-0222. 8:30 p.m.
Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
[ POP/ROCK ] Lane & Ott. Bayside Pub, 279 Lake Rd. 585-323-1224. 4 p.m. Free.
Me & The Boyz w/Mitty and The Followers. Captain Jack’s
Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St. 315-483-9570. 1 p.m. Call for info. Roc City Rib Fest. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave. See website for full line up. $5. The Skycoasters. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. 5 p.m. Call for info.
MONDAY, MAY 27 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Dave McGrath Trio. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St. 315-483-9570. 3 p.m. Call for info. Paul Strowe. Schooner’s Riverside Pub, 70 Pattonwood Dr. 342-3030. 2 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ] The Bowties . Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.
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Nathaniel’s Pub, 251 Exchange Boulevard. 232-8470. Call for info. Free. DJ Ghetto Blaster. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 2323430. Call for info. DJ Kathy. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. Old School Tuesdays. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. Call for info. Free.
Tuesday Americano w/Bobby Base. Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 585-454-4830. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Charlie Mitchell Group.
Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 8 p.m. Free. Ryan from El Rojo Jazz. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 6 p.m. Free. Tinted Image. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. 5:30 p.m. Free.
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Karaoke at 140 Alex. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 585-256-1000. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke with Nik Entertainment. Richmond’s
Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. (585) 270-8570. 10 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke w/Tina P. MicGinny’s, 2246 E River Rd. 247-7770. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ OPEN MIC ]
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Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Winton Rd. 244-8585. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic Night. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8:30 p.m. Free Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/String Theory. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 8 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
F.O.G.. The Titus Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 270-5365. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Mosaics w/Barbarossa, The Resonance, and The Tarants.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
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DJ Energon holds court Friday, May 24, 10:15 p.m., at Vertex Nightclub, 169 N. Chestnut St., $3-$8. — BY WILLIE CLARK [ JAZZ ]
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Acoustic Open Jam hosted by The Druids. The Rabbit Room,
61 N. Main St. 582-1830. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Johnny Bauer. Schooner’s Riverside Pub, 70 Pattonwood Dr. 342-3030. 6 p.m. Call for info. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. 5:30 p.m. Free. Sarah Horner Duo. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585325-7090. 9 p.m. Free. Steve Lyons. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 585-232-3230. 8 p.m. Free.
You thought Spider-Man was finished with Rochester? You couldn’t be more wrong. Don those skin-tight suits and grab those bright capes; DJ Energon is celebrating his birthday with another Cosplay Friday; this event in the series focusing on your favorite doers of good deeds, savers of planets, and fighters of justice. Comic book, movie, or self-created super heroes are all welcomed to the party, just try to make sure your costume leads itself somewhat to dancing. And no, costumes aren’t necessary, but you don’t want to be a super villain and rain on everyone’s parade, do you?
Ian McColm & Ross Chait perform music for silent films. The Bop Shop, 1460
Monroe Ave. 271-3354. 9 p.m. $10. Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Mike Pappert. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Swooners. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 585-6625555. 6 p.m. Free.
Vince Ercolamento& Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet.
Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free.
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Open Acoustic Mic Night w/ Mandy. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35
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Co., 100 Alexander St. 585454-7140. 8 p.m. Open Mic w/Steve West. Muddy Waters Coffee House, 53 Main St. 585-243-9111. 7 p.m. Free.
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Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” has remained consistently popular since making its stage debut in 1987. Bolstered by a successful, star-studded film adaptation a few years later, the play continues to be staged at numerous theaters across the country and just last year was adapted again for a made-for-TV movie featuring an all-African-American cast. The play’s enduring relevancy likely stems from a combination of its strong female characters, its themes of the power of sisterhood, and its witty, memorable script. The show includes some powerful emotional moments that can border on melodrama, but Harling’s script balances out the pathos with some wickedly funny lines. The challenge with staging a show that has been turned into an iconic film is that, fairly or not, the production is going to be compared to the best-known version of the work. The production currently on stage at Blackfriars Theatre should please fans of the film (and the play itself) and includes some different wrinkles that add new interest to the work. The play is remarkably similar to the 1989
film version. Much of the dialogue from the movie was lifted from the play — including basically all of the choice zingers — as was
the entire plot. Six Southern women gather to discuss their various personal lives, with a particular emphasis on the complicated relationship between bride-to-be Shelby and her mother, M’lynn. The main differences between the film and the play are that the action of the play takes place entirely in Truvy’s beauty salon, and that none of the male characters ever appear — they are only mentioned in dialogue. The strict focus on the relationships between the women is a strength of the play, and allows some of the secondary characters to shine more brightly. Beautician Truvy’s mentor-turned-surrogate-mother role with odd duck Annelle is explored a bit more, as is recent widow Clairee’s discovery that life has much more to offer than simply being a small-town mayor’s wife. Director John Haldoupis has a talented cast, and one of this production’s greatest strengths is the easy, believable chemistry between all of the characters — these women really seem like lifelong friends. While every actor in the cast performs well, there are a few standouts. Mary Tiballi is breezy and natural as Shelby. The character is complex, because while Shelby is plucky and sweet (pink is her signature color), she’s also immensely stubborn and, arguably, a bit of a brat. Tiballi doesn’t shy away from any of Shelby’s negative characteristics, but brings a natural lightness to the role that makes us forget all about them as soon as she flashes that coquettish smile. Cara D’Manuele has the show-stealing role of Ouiser, and she commands the stage
as soon as she barges through Truvy’s screen door. D’Manuele’s Ousier is loud, brash, and liberal with licks from her acid tongue, but also believable in those moments when her carefully hidden humanity gets dragged out of her. D’Manuele also demonstrates excellent comic timing and body language. I found the most interesting portrayal in the show to be Alexa Scott as M’lynn. Scott appears younger than you might expect for a mother-of-the-bride role, and more importantly she’s more reserved than the sugary-sweet M’lynn from the film. This take makes more sense as the show goes along, given the complicated-yet-loving relationship she has with her daughter. Scott does an especially good job in the third scene, when M’lynn and Shelby hide an unspoken secret from the ladies in the salon. I worried that the more staid approach to the character might be problematic in the play’s final scene, which calls for M’lynn to have an emotional meltdown, but Scott cranks it to 11 in a raw, evocative performance. She’s clearly capable of hitting all the emotional notes, but needs to work on connecting the dots. M’lynn is in an unstable state by the end of the play, but there’s still a narrative disconnect for a woman to be wailing to the heavens one moment and giggling like a school girl the next. Director Haldoupis’s set features a
Spanish-moss backdrop that instantly sets the play in the swampy South, and the beauty-parlor interior makes full use of the Blackfriars stage. But the layout created some issues. One of the virtues of the current Blackfriars space is its quasi-in-theround setup. The actors in the show moved as they would in an actual salon. But depending on where they were standing when delivering their lines, some sections of the audience missed entire exchanges. For example, toward the end of the play Annelle takes a seat at the hair-washing station, with her back to half of the audience; I literally had no idea what she said at that point. Similarly, in the show’s emotional climax, several key lines were impossible to hear as the women swarmed around one another, including Clairee’s classic “Take a whack at Ouiser!” speech. Lana Momano also deserves praise for her costume and wig designs. Given that the show takes place in a salon, the look is important. Momano’s hairstyles range from substantially different looks for each scene for some of the characters (Shelby) to minor but still apparent changes for others (Truvy), all of it done between scene changes.
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Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] High Falls Fine Art Gallery, 60 Browns Race. “Snaps,” Retrospective Images from the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.. Through Jun 30. Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat noon-5:30 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. centerathighfalls.org. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Substantiality: New and Recent Paintings by Bradley Butler. Through Jun 21. Sun 5-8 p.m., Mon 5-10 p.m., Tue 5-9 p.m., Wed 5-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m. Reception May 26, 5-7 p.m. bradleybutler.net. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Mortal: A Portfolio of Woodcuts by Kiki Smith. Through Aug 25. Lockhart Gallery. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Thu. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. [ CONTINUING ] 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. Our Cryptozoological Expedition into “The Elusive” A Presentation by the Huckle Buckle Boys.. Through May 25. 1975ish.com. Acanthus Café, 337 East Ave. “Bestest of Friends.” New artwork by Kristine A. Greenizen. 3195999. acanthuscafe.com. Art and Vintage on Main, 101 Main St. “Lost Infinity” the works of Brett Maurer and Matthew Tully Dugan. artandvintageonmain.com. Aviv Café, 321 East Ave. “For Those Who Served” by John Retallack. Through May 31. Reception May 3, 6-9 p.m. Open Painting (Bring own supplies). 729-9916. bethelcf.com/aviv. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. Paul Garland: “In Retrospect.” Through June 22. Wed-Sat noon-5 p.m. and by appointment. Reception May 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 232-6030. axomgallery.com. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. “Backdoor Artists.” Through June 10. With Sue Higgins, Martin Heit, Nicki Millor, Emily Osgood, and Susan Sweet. 474-4116. email@example.com. Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. Beyond Barriers Exhibit. Through June 30. 275-3571. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. “Man vs Machine” Through May 30. Hours 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Featuring Bile, Cruk, Yewzer, John Magnus, Thievin’ Stephen, Spaceman, Derek Crowe, Mike Turzanski, Sidhe, Matt Ely, Doe Gawn, Adam Maida, and Clayton Cowles. Reception Apr 5, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. featuring Sound Principals: The Drum Machine Orchestra plus guests. $5. lobbydigital.com. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. “A Little Twisted: An Exploration of the Self.” BFA Painting Exhibit by Karen Nelson. Wed-Fri 11 a.m.noon, Sat-Sun noon-4 p.m. adifferentpathgallery.com. Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. “My journey of life through my art: a collection of work from my soul:” Mixed media work by Jessica Bell. Through end of May. firstname.lastname@example.org. Frederick Douglass Community Resource Center, 36 King St. The Price of Freedom is Death: Black Arts Aesthetic Art Show.. Through June 29. 4976139. facebook.com/pages/
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ART | “MORTAL: A PORTFOLIO OF WOODCUTS BY KIKI SMITH”
Meditations on mortality gain gravitas when we are faced with the finite nature of our mothers and fathers. The decline and death of a parent truly brings home the bittersweet fleetingness of our time here together. This is the driving theme in a body of work by American artist Kiki Smith, which will be shown at Memorial Art Gallery, beginning this week. On Friday, May 24, Memorial Art Gallery’s Lockhart Gallery (500 University Ave.) will open a new exhibition, “Mortal: A Portfolio of Woodcuts by Kiki Smith,” which explores the final stages of life of the artist’s mother. Simple, sparse lines etched into the wood form the fragile negative-space portraits of Smith’s precious kin; the gentle countenance of this elder is swathed in an undeniable field of inky darkness.
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The 2007 self-published portfolio of a dozen woodcut prints by Smith was a 2011 gift of the Gallery Council to the gallery, and this exhibition marks the first time that the entire suite of prints will be shown at MAG. “Mortal” remains on view through August 25, and admission is included in general admission to the gallery ($5-$12). For more information, call 276-8900 or visit mag.rochester.edu. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Frederick-Douglass-ResourceCenter/341993564799. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. “Searching for Spring” by Elizabeth Liano.. Through Jun 30. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. email@example.com. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. Paul Garland: “Confluence.” Through June 22. Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-2 p.m. thegeiselgallery.com. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. “Silver and Water” Through May 26. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. “Reflections of Our Town.” Through May 26. An Exceptional and Unique Exhibition of Photographs of Historic Irondequoit, New York. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun May 26, 2-4 p.m. Irondequoit Tales Wed May 22, 7-9 p.m., talks by Irondequoit Historian, Pat Wayne and SeaBreeze Historian, Matt Kaufman. ZanneBrunner@gmail.com. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. “Shapes, Light, and Color.. An Ode to Architecture” by Dan Neuberger.. Through Jun 9. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.7 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. Receptions First Friday, June 7, 5-9 p.m. 271-2540. imagecityphotographygallery. com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “Living Fabric” by Kathleen Kinkopf.. Through May 31. Mon-Fri 10
a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. Artists Breakfast Group Art Show. Through Jun 17. 271-5920. facebook.com/ABG. Rochesterâ€Ž. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. Alan Singer: Fact of Fiction. Through May 24. thelittle.org. Livingston Arts Center, 4 Murray Hill Dr. Apartment One Gallery: “Simple Gifts: The Artwork of Sharon Leary and Anne Clements”. Through Aug 10. 585 243-6785. livingstonarts. org.; New Deal Gallery: “Under the Influence: New Deal Painters And Their Artistic Influences.”. Through October 5. 585 243-6785. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. The Art of J. Nevadomski and Allie Hartley. 232-9030. lux666.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Creative Workshop Spring Children’s Show. Creative Workshop. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.5 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Thu. 276-8900. mag.rochester. edu.; “It Came From the Vault: Rarely Seen Works from MAG’s Collection. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. “Luminaria” Art lighting the path to wellness. Creative Wellness Coalition. 3253145 x144. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. “Through My Lens” by Dan Hausenauer.. Through continues on page 22
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LITERATURE | LOU GRAMM BOOK SIGNING
I was enjoying a lively night at a local bar with friends recently when “Hot Blooded” shuffled on to the bartender’s eclectic playlist. One of our number, who is not from around here, made a face at the transition and hollered, “What is this music?” Without missing a beat, and as-cold-as-ice, the bartender quipped back, “You got a problem with Foreigner, you got a problem with yourself.” Such is the love that Rochesterians have for the British-American rock band, which counts among its members Rochester’s own Lou(is) Gramm(atico). The singer and songwriter is currently on a tour of a different sort, promoting his new book, “Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock ‘N’ Roll,” which was co-authored with Scott Pitoniak. You can meet the man himself at one of these local book signings, which begin this week. On Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m., Gramm and Pitoniak will be present at the Greece Barnes & Noble (330 Greece Ridge Center Drive), followed by a signing on Friday, May 24, 7 p.m., at Pittsford Barnes & Noble (Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave.). The authors will be present June 1, 5 p.m., at House of Guitars (645 Titus Ave.). Admission to each of these events is free. On July 26, Gramm is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the Rochester Red Wings game at Frontier Field (1 Morrie Silver Way) at 5:45 p.m. He will also sign books in the concourse, and tickets to the game are required for this event. For more information, visit lougramm.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Art Exhibits June 23. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 546-8439 x3716. abmiller@ episcopalseniorlife.org. New Deal Gallery, 4 Livingston County Campus. The Faces of Michael Teres and Leslie Heen. Photographer Michael Teres and painter Leslie Heen team up for an exhibit in Apartment One. Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. After November 12: Closed Tuesdays. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org.; Expressions of the Civil War: In Recognition of the 150th Anniversary. Reception Dec 6. Continues TFN Wed, Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 243-6785.; Expressions of the Civil War. In recognition of the 150th Anniversary. Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. After November 12: Closed Tuesdays. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. “Birds and Mammals” by Kurt Feuerherm. Through Jun 22. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 6244730. ockheesgallery.com. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. “Your Body” Anatomy Drawings by Carla Bartow. Through May 28. carlasswanktank.blogspot.com. 22 CITY MAY 22-28, 2013
Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. “The Four Humors.” Through Jun 1. Tue-Fri 12-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S Main St. “Floral & Figures of Spring.”. Through June 16. 394-0030. prrgallery.com. Roc Brewing Co., 56 S. Union St. Carla Bartow. Opening Fri Oct 19, 7-10 p.m. carlasswanktank. blogspot.com. 794-9798. firstname.lastname@example.org. rocbrewingco.com. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Alice in the Looking Glass: Illustrations and Artists’ Books 1865-2012. Through Aug 16. Rare Books & Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2754477.; Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community. Through Sep 30, 2013. mag. rochester.edu. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St. Mona Oates and Wen-Hua Chen. Gallery hours are on Wednesdays from 12-5 p.m. shoefactoryarts.com. Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. Rare and Vintage Prints from the Collections of Nathan Lyons, Carl Chiarenza, and Spectrum Gallery. 461-4447. lumierephoto.com.
St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. “Parallel Universe and Figurations” Through June 28. Patricia O’Keefe Ross Art Gallery in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center. An exhibit featuring the work of the husband and wife team, Frederic and Mary Ann Richard Skalny. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.4 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-noon. 3857322. email@example.com. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. “Hex Signs & Barn Stars” by Beth Brown. Through Aug 3. 271-2630. shoefactoryarts.com. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. “It’s a Funny Story” Illustrations by Aarom Humby. 473-0503. tapandmallet.com. The Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Avenue. “One” by Aaron Benson.. Through May 24. On Saturday, May 25th, the artist will be sharing his techniques in a workshop at Genesee Pottery entitled Large Scale Architectural Handbuilding. The workshop is $60 for non-members and $50 for members, register. 271-5183. geneseearts.org. Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. “Shared Visions” by Jim and Gail Thomas. Through Jun 28. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri or by appointment. 770-1923. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. “ChemoToxic, I Am That, and other stories” by Willie Osterman. 442-8676. vsw.org.
Call for Artwork [ WED., MAY 22 ] Art Alive! Juried Art Exhibit. Through May 25. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd Intent to participate due May 25, photos of final submissions due Jun 14. Event June 20-29 377-1982. grossmans.com/ events_workshops_detail. asp?classesID=460. Arts & Crafts Vendors Sought for Maplewood Celebration. Through May 31. Festival takes place June 15-16 at Maplewood Park and Rose Garden. $50 vender fee 233-3535. maplewood.org/ rose-festival. Call for Art!. ongoing. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St. The gallery is currently seeking artists working in all media. Please include the following in your email: - 3 to 5 jpeg images of current work Artist statement - CV/Resume Kindly indicate whether you are submitting available work or work that is representative (315) 5210832. firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com. Call for Artists. ongoing. Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. 4614447. spectrumgalleryroc.com. Fertile Imagination: Art & Agriculture. Through June 1. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. The Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, has issued a call for entries for the fall exhibition titled Fertile Imagination: Art & Agriculture. The Schweinfurth Art Center is seeking submissions for a Fall exhibition titled Fertile Imagination: Art & Agriculture. The exhibition will run August 25–October 13, 2013. This exhibition will feature artwork inspired by our region’s agriculture, including themes of farming, agri-business, land, environment, community and more. Inspiration may come from agriculture related
material culture and objects, issues, landscape, architecture, science, products, practices, and traditions. Mediums include but are not limited to: painting, drawing, printmaking, media, sculpture, collage, found objects, and photography. Proposals for installations will be considered. Artists must submit at least 3 works for consideration and no more than 5. Entry fee is $5. All entries must be submitted online via myartcenter.slideroom.com by June 1, 2013 to be eligible for consideration 315-255-1553. mtraudt@schweinfurthartcenter. org. myartcenter.org. Member Showcase 2013. Through May 31. Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N. Goodman St. Entry Deadline: May 31. The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester announces the Member Showcase 2013 call for entries, an opportunity for its individual artist members to submit their work to a juried exhibition at the Arts Council’s gallery. Individuals from all visual art disciplines are encouraged to submit their work for consideration 585-473-4000. ArtsRochester.org. New York Filmmakers Quarterly. ongoing. Films must have been produced within NYS in the past 2 years. No fee. No honorarium. Max length 30 minutes. To be screened at Little Theatre last Wednesdays and Saturdays in January, April, July, and October. Send DVD screener + cover letter with 1 sentence bio and one sentence film description to Karen vanMeenan, Programmer, New York Filmmakers Quarterly, Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester NY 14604. Notification by email within 8 weeks of receipt emergingfilmmakers@yahoo. com. Vendors for Maplewood Rose Celebration. Through May 31. Takes place June 15-16 at Maplewood Park and Rose Garden $50 for both days 2333535. Yarn Bomb the Central Library. facebook.com/roccentrallibrary. Yarn Bombing the South and Broad Street Area. Central Library, 115 South Ave. We are looking for knitters and other fiber people to Yarn Bomb the South and Broad St area. We also will be Yarn Bombing inside the Central Library. This is a fun way to beautify our city and meet other fiber artists. If you are interested message me on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ pages/ROC-the-Yarn-Bomb/494411860595773?ref=hl. 585428-8150.
Art Events [ THU., MAY 23 ] Art Loves Jazz 2013.. May 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Rd. Live and silent auctions, good, gallery access $30, register. 9662660. jazz901.org. Informational Meeting for 2nd Annual Irondequoit Art Trail. May 23, 6:30 p.m. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Art trail July 26-27 544-7846. What’s Up: It Came From the Vault with Marie Via.. May 23, 7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Included in gallery admission: $5-$12. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu.
[ SAT., MAY 25 ] Sign Language Museum Tour. Every other Saturday, 11 a.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Included in museum admission $5-$12, free to members. 2713361 x238. firstname.lastname@example.org. eastmanhouse.org. [ TUE., MAY 28 ] Irondequoit Art Club Meeting and Artist Demonstration. May 28, 7:30 p.m. Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave Kristin Harvey will demonstrate how to prepare a stretched canvas for textural or impasto look acrylic paintings irondequoitartclub.org.
Comedy [ THU., MAY 23 ] Goo House: A Comedy and Music Show. May 23, 7:30 p.m. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market All of Goo House will be there with Puddles the Cat Comedian, Jimmy LeChase, Kyle Wigent, Nate Clark and Evan Van Kouwenberg. Music by: Seth Faergolzia & the 23 Psaegz. BYO-Buddies!. Suggested $3 Donation. email@example.com. attheyards.com. Ralph Tetta. May 23, 7 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. $9-$12. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., MAY 24 ] Etch-A-Sketch Comedy presents the Comedy Explosion. May 24, 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. $10. 250-0715. Improv Comedy Battles. 9:30 p.m. Village Idiots Improv Comedy, 274 Goodman St. N. $5. 7979086. VIP@improvVIP.com. Jimmy LeChase’s Stand-Up Special DVD Filming. May 24, 8 p.m. The Space Theater and Gallery, 1199 East Main Street Jimmy LeChase is making a stand-up special and he’s filming it with the help of Vasia Ivanov and Mikey Heller. Seating opens at 7:30 p.m Show starts at 8 Suggested donation of $5. 585-209-0734. thespacetheatergallery.com. Local Comedian Jimmy LeChase Filming DVD Special. May 24, 8 p.m. The Space Theater and Gallery, 1199 East Main Street $5. 585-209-0734. thespacerochester.com. [ SAT., MAY 25 ] Improv Comedy Battle. 7:30 p.m. Village Idiots Improv Comedy, 274 Goodman St. N. $5. 7979086. VIP@improvVIP.com. An Improv Sundae. May 25, 8 p.m. The Space Theater and Gallery, 1199 East Main Street Three local improv teams and an emerging singer bring their talents to the stage to create a delectable summer time treat: An Improv Sundae $5. 315-8665. [ TUE., MAY 28 ] Laugh Riot Underground: StandUp Comedy Showcase. 9-11 p.m. Dub Land Underground, 315 Alexander St. Free. laughriotcomedy.com.
Dance Events [ WED., MAY 22 ] Big Band Dance Series. 6-9 p.m Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave Roger Robach Community Center $2. 865-3320. ontariobeachentertainment.org.
Lindy Jam: Weekly Swing Dance. 8:45 p.m. Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd Floor Ballroom), 389 Gregory St., Rochester, NY Lindy Jam is a weekly swing dance on Wednesday nights, 8:45-11pm, hosted by Groove Juice Swing. Friendly atmosphere. Beautiful ballroom. Free beginner dance lesson at 9pm. No partner or experience necessary. Admission is free if it’s your first time!. $4 (or free if it’s your first time!). 585271-4930. lindyjam.com. [ THU., MAY 23 ] Dance Lab East. 10 p.m. Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union St 80s new wave music for the future (on vinyl) and visual effects 99 cents. 270-8106. theskylarklounge.com. [ FRI., MAY 24 ] “Keep Families Dancing” Benefit Performance. May 24, 7 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Draper Center for Dance and Education $10-$15. 461-2100. drapercenter.com. [ SAT., MAY 25 ] Fandango at the Tango. 7 p.m. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 2714930. tangocafedance.com. [ SUN., MAY 26 ] English Country Dancing. 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Rd English Country Dancing, live music, called dances. $7-$8, under 17 free with adult. 2442468. fbcrochester.net.
Festivals [ FRI., MAY 24 ] Roc City Ribfest. May 24-27. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave roccityribfest.com. [ SAT., MAY 25 ] Circle Inc.’s Wellness and Psychic Fair. May 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. Free. 621-8794. circleinc.org. Tree Peony Festival of Flowers. Sundays, 10 a.m Linwood Gardens, 1912 York Rd. The historic gardens feature a distinguished collection of tree peonies dating from 1940. Each spring when the tree peonies are in bloom, Linwood celebrates this special event with the Tree Peony Festival of Flowers Suggested contribution $8, guided tour $12. 584-3913. leegratwick@frontier. com. linwoodgardens.org.
Kids Events [ WED., MAY 22 ] Storytime with Mike. Barnes & Noble, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m Free. 2274020. bn.com. Submit Work for Rochester Teen Film Festival. Through June 7. Open call for film and videos in all genres from regional high school students. Deadline June 7. Festival takes place August 7 at Little Theatre go.naz.edu/rtff. Tales from Beatrix Potter. ongoing, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main St 3749032. bvtnaples.org. [ FRI., MAY 24 ] Stages Open Mic Night. May 24. A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St Grades 4-12. 5 minutes of stage time. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up $5. 9357173. mjtstages.com.
Storytelling with Mike. 10:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. Free. 227-4020. bn.com. [ WED., MAY 29 ] Film: “Beautiful Creatures.”. May 29, 6:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. PG 13 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org.
[ THU., MAY 23 ] Free Online College Options: The MOOC Revolution. May 23, 7 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Free, register. 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. Jim Keady talk on Labor Rights. May 23, 7:30 p.m. Penfield High School Gym, 25 High School Drive Free. 585-509-0284. firstname.lastname@example.org. Miri Eisin: “Women in Israeli Society.”. May 23, 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth El, 139 S Winton Rd 473-1770. JewishRochester.org. Open University. May 23, 7 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Free. 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. Profiled: Race in Civic Circles: Race & Education: Primary & Secondary. May 23, 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Free, RSVP. 563-2145. thebaobab.org. Spring Lectures. May 23, 12:30 p.m. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. 5/9: “Gatsby Through the Lens of the 21st Century,” 5/16: “Remembering Our Heroes,” 5/23: “Revving Up Your Metabolism,” 5/30: “Handwriting Analysis.” Sit down lunch at 11:45 a.m. available for $6 Free, register. 340-8655. penfieldrec.org. Wish You Were Here Photography Lecture. May 23, 6 p.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Francois Deschamps: PhotoRapide $3-$6. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. [ MON., MAY 27 ] How the Gorge Was Formed: The Story of the Park. May 27, 12:30 p.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park $8 parking fee. 493-3625. [ WED., MAY 29 ] The Art of Edouard Manet with Gisela Balents. May 29, 7 p.m. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd Free, register. 336-6060. Gettysburg Discussion with Tom Callahan.. Every other Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m Writers and Books, 740 University Ave $3, free to members. 473-2590 x101. wab.org. Guild Opera Lecture: History and Geography of Opera from its Origin through the Golden Age.. May 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St. With Art Axelrod Free. 248-6275. operaguildofrochester.org.
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Literary Events [ WED., MAY 22 ] Pure Kona Poetry Readings. 7 p.m. Acanthus Café, 337 East Ave. Local continues on page 24 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 23
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the central female character in a can’t-win situation: even when she does what the man wants, she’s doing it solely for his satisfaction, and when she denies him she is being cruel.
Todd d’Amour and Veronica Russell in “Venus in Fur,” currently running on the Geva Nextstage. PHOTO BY JOHN BARROIS, COURTESY OF SOUTHERN REP
Gender studies “Venus in Fur” THROUGH JUNE 2 GEVA THEATRE NEXTSTAGE, 75 WOODBURY BLVD. TICKETS START AT $27 | 232-4382, GEVATHEATRE.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY ERIC REZSNYAK
“Venus in Furs” is not pornography. We are told this several times by Thomas, the playwright appearing in the play “Venus in Fur” (note the singular), now playing on the Geva Theatre Nextstage. In Geva’s “Venus,” Thomas is the writer and director of a theatrical adaptation of the controversial 1870 novel “Venus in Furs” by Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch — the book and writer that inspired the term masochism, as in sadomasochism, or S&M, the sexual kink involving domination and submission. But the book, and the play about the book, and the play about the play, aren’t about S&M. Not really. The play about the play, at the very least, is about men and women, how men see women, and how little has changed in the nearly 150 years since the source material was published. The play is set in modern times, opening with Thomas the playwright-director (Todd d’Amour) bemoaning to an unidentified character on the other end of a cell phone about his failure to cast the lead in his stage version of “Venus in Furs.” None of the several-dozen women he auditioned were 24 CITY MAY 22-28, 2013
right for the part of Wanda, who in the book is begged by dilettante Severin to dominate and degrade him to fulfill his sexual desires. Thomas explains to the person on the other end of the line that all of the actresses were too young, too old, too stupid, too inexperienced, or came dressed as “sluts or dykes,” and not one of them displayed even a hint of oldworld femininity. Suddenly another actress, Vanda (Veronica Russell), bursts into the studio, supposedly hours late for an audition Thomas can’t even find on the books. First impressions suggest that Vanda embodies all of the problems Thomas has found casting the play — she’s crude, loud, unprofessional, and comes dressed in a corset and leather skirt. Thomas casually insults her and tries to shoo her out the door, but Vanda cajoles Thomas into letting her audition. She produces an 19th-century-style gown from a bag full of props, puts on an astonishingly convincing performance, and slowly reveals that she is quite familiar with both the source material and Thomas’s play — and Thomas has no idea how she got the full script. Both Thomas and the audience realize that there is much more to Vanda than she’s letting on, and she sets about putting Thomas through a series of mind games that mirror the complicated power dynamic in the original novel. All the while she forces Thomas to explain his personal thoughts on women, and how they are presented in a play that, in the end, leaves
Playwright David Ives has crafted a complicated meta-fictional structure that makes for fascinating viewing. One of the most interesting things about the play is that different people will likely have wildly different interpretations depending on the personal baggage they bring to the theater. The characters switch from the director-actor dynamic seamlessly into reenacting scenes from the play and book, and then back to analyzing the subtext of what’s going on before diving back into the next scene. Gender roles are dissected as Vanda explores not only Wanda, but also the goddess Venus herself, and Thomas takes on the role of Severin. In the end, the roles are reversed, and the naked truth of Thomas-Severin’s take on female sexuality is made fully apparent. The cast features only two actors. Veronica Russell is truly sensational as Vanda, bringing to life at least three nuanced characters, slipping between them easily and fully. She delivers a remarkable range of emotions and affectations, and there’s not a moment of the performance that feels unbelievable. Her assured performance makes the last-second twist more believable, even possibly inevitable given the context of the show. Todd D’Amour initially overplays the role of Thomas, all twitchy and manic, but his take ultimately rings true to a creative mind with an ego problem. He becomes much more interesting once he starts acting in the role of Severin, and it’s fascinating to watch his justifications crumble as he becomes completely intoxicated by the livewire in front of him. Director Aimee Hayes keeps the play moving forward as the two characters engage in a dance in which the partners deliberately step on one another’s toes. There are times where the circuitous logic of the play becomes repetitive, but that’s kind of the point. As Vanda tries to come at the material from multiple angles, Thomas continues to either dismiss the criticisms or try to rationalize his stance. He simply doesn’t get it. And as anyone who has tried to argue the point of female sexual equality in a stillpatriarchal society can attest, that is not at all uncommon even in 2013.
[ THU., MAY 23 ] Annie & Joe’s Eclectic Book Club: “The Fault in Our Stars”. May 23, 7 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free. liftbridgebooks.com. Meet Lou Gramm and Scott Pitoniak. May 23, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. Talk & book signing: “Jukebox Hero: My Five Decades in Rock ‘n’ Roll.”. Free. 2274020. bn.com. [ TUE., MAY 28 ] “The Circles God Draws: Memoirs of Ruth Holland Scott.”. May 28, 12:12-12:52 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. The Honorable Ruth Scott will share highlights from her recently published memoir Free. 428-8350. libraryweb.org. Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com.
Museum Exhibit [ WED., MAY 22 ] “Bringing Down the Attic”.. Through Aug. 3. Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut St Opening March 28, 7 p.m. Explore the hidden collection at the museum Free. 315946-4943. waynehistory.org. The Pride & Passion: The AfricanAmerican Baseball Experience. Through June 14. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Through June 14. Reception May 5 2-4 p.m. Exhibit tells the story of how black baseball players from the late 19th century onward persevered through discrimination to excel at the sport they loved. For more events visit site 585-428-8150. www3.libraryweb.org/ pridepassion/home.aspx. “Rochester Baseball: From Mumford’s Meadow to Frontier Field.”. Through June 14. Lower Link Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8053. libraryweb.org. [ FRI., MAY 24 ] PGA Championship History Exhibit. May 24-Sep. 2. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Through September 2. Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m Included in admission: $11-$13. 271-1880. rmsc.org.
Recreation [ WED., MAY 22 ] Historic Landscape Garden Tours. Tuesdays-Sundays George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Tue-Fri noon, Sat noon & 3:30 p.m., Sun 3:30 p.m Included in admission: $5-$12. 2713361. eastmanhouse.org. Open Ice Skating. ongoing. Manhattan Square Park Ice Rink. Daily 12-1:30 p.m., 1:50-3:20 p.m. Adults Only daily 3:40-5:10 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m. (Fri-Sat til 8:50 p.m.). 428-7541. cityofrochster.gov/skating. Roc Cirque presents Whirly Wendsday. 7 p.m. Genesee Valley Park, Elmwood Ave. Join the fun at Rochester’s premier spin toy meet up. Hooping, poi, juggling, fire performances, and much more. Live DJ’s are playing during the session to help you stay moving. Extra hoops and poi are available free. (585) 683-5734. [ THU., MAY 23 ] Twilight Tours. 7 p.m Mount Hope Cemetery, North Gate, 791 Mt. Hope Ave. $5, members and under 16 free 461-3494. fomh.org.
[ FRI., MAY 24 ] Red, White, and Blue Balloon Rally. May 24-27. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park Fri-Sat massed balloon flights $8 parking fee. 493-3625. [ SAT., MAY 25 ] GVHC Event. May 25, noon. Mendon Ponds Park, Douglas Road Moderate 6-8 mile hike Free. 323-1911. gvhchikes.org. Mushroom and Herb Walk. May 25, 4 p.m. Seneca Park, 2222 St. Paul St smugtownmushrooms.com. Novice Nature Ski Hike. Sundays, 1 p.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park Meet at Trailside Lodge. $8 parking fee. 493-3625. Public Tour of South Section of Mount Hope Cemetery. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue Meet: Cemetery Office, South entrance opposite the Distillery restaurant.The tour consists of a two hour leisurely walk through the south section covering approximately 1–1 ½ miles on paved roads and even terrain. Learn about 19th and 20th century Rochesterians including Rufus Sibley co-founder of Sibley, Lindsay, and Curr department store, Frank Gannett, founder of the Democrat and Chronicle, James Vick founder of Vicks Nursery, and others $5, members and kids under 16 free 461-3494. fomh.org. Push for the Park 2013. May 25, 9 a.m. A two mile push race at Parma Town Park (1300 Hilton Parma Road, Hilton) to benefit the Roc City Skatepark pushforthepark2013. splashthat.com. Washington Grove volunteer day. May 25, 9-11 a.m. Cobbs Hill Park, 100 Norris Drive Meet at the kiosk below the pine trees at the top of the Reservoir road. Dress for the weather that day. Bring work gloves and a good garden shovel if you have one email@example.com. [ SUN., MAY 26 ] GVHC Event. May 26, 9 a.m. Ganondagan Visitor Center, Rte. 41 (Boughton Hill Road) Strenuous/hilly 5-7 mile hike Free. 455-1932. gvhchikes.org. Intermediate Nature Ski Hike. 2:30 p.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park Meet at Trailside Lodge. $8 parking fee. 493-3625. Public Tour of North Section of Mount Hope Cemetery. 2 p.m Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue Except May 12 see Special Events. Meet: North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Dr. This tour consists of a two hour leisurely walk of approximately one mile on paved roads and uneven terrain. Subjects covered include local history, famous people (including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass), horticulture, geology, architecture, symbolism, and more $5, members and kids under 16 free 461-3494. fomh.org. [ MON., MAY 27 ] GVHC Event. May 27, 10 a.m. Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. Moderate 7 mile BrightonRochester loop Free. 475-0923. gvhchikes.org May 27, 1 p.m. YMCA Bay View, 1209 Bay Rd Very strenuous/hilly 5 mile hike Free. 872-2691. gvhchikes.org.
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Special Events [ WED., MAY 22 ] 3rd Annual Champions of Hope, Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Celebration. May 22, 6-9 p.m. Holiday Inn Rochester Airport Hotel, 911 Brooks Avenue. Silent auction, dinner, awards RSVP. 800-784-2368. firstname.lastname@example.org. Action for a Better Community, Inc. 48th Annual Meeting. May 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. RSVP. 295-1825. abcinfo.org. American Cancer Society 100 Years. May 22, 7-8 p.m. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. We will be celebrating with raffles and the musical stylings of Laura Sprague $5 suggested donation. 2929940. lovincup.com. Cobblestone Luncheon. May 22, 12:30 p.m. Hurd Orchards, 17260 Ridge Rd. RSVP. 6388838. hurdorchards.com. February Meeting: Love as a Revolutionary Force. ongoing, 7 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Green Party of Monroe County gpomc. org. Film & Dialogue: Weight of the Nation: Children in Crisis. May 22, 6:30 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Free, RSVP. 563-2145. thebaobab. org. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com. Turning Points. 3:30-5 p.m. An information Center for families whose lives have been touched by Incarceration. Join us to
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[ THU., MAY 23 ] Latte Art Throwdown. May 23, 7:30-10:30 p.m. The Smokestack Cowork, 429 State St. $10 donation includes food, coffee, raffle tickets. 319-5279. email@example.com. joebeanroasters.com. Lincoln Tours. Saturdays, 1 & 3 p.m. Seward House Historic Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. 315-252-1283. sewardhouse.org. Public forums for Democratic City School Board Candidates. May 23. ALL city voters encouraged to attend. Thursday May 23, 6:308:30 p.m., Aenon Missionary Baptist Church (175 Genesee St.); Tuesday May 28, 7 p.m., First Genesis Baptist Church (292 Hudson Ave.) Free. 478-5561. firstname.lastname@example.org. Why I Love the Finger Lakes Career Expo. May 23, 1-4 p.m. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Register. 315-789-3131. whyilovethefingerlakes. eventbrite.com. Wine Therapy Nights for Girlfriends. May 23, 5 p.m. Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd. May 2: Jill Bates Fashion and music provided by Harpist Lara Haase May 9: Marie Colaruotolo - That’s a Wrap May 16: Kathy Roos - Thirty One Consultant May 23: Janelle M. Enser - Origami Owl Custom Jewelry May 30: Jill Bates Fashion and Ashley Ellis of Zilla’s Queen Jewelry. Free Admission. 233-4210. casalarga.com 5 p.m Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd. Come relax and enjoy with the girls at Casa Larga on Thursday nights in May. Glasses of wine (or beer) are just $5.00 continues on page 26 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 25
SPECIAL EVENT | ROC CITY RIB FEST
Many people usher in summertime with the heat of the grill. The annual Roc City Rib Fest is back this week, celebrating all things meaty, juicy, and barbequed, and shifting the city-wide party from the Lilac Festival at Highland Park to the meat-loving spectacle at Ontario Beach. This year, the festival runs Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27, and includes live music, the YMCA kids zone, food and retail vendors, a variety of cook-off competitions featuring teams from across the nation and even Canada, and the World Bacon Competition. The festival is open to the public Friday 5-11 p.m., SaturdaySunday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and Monday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tickets are $5 to ages 12 and over, and free to kids younger than 12. Weekend passes are available for $10. The ticket price includes admission, music, and kids’ activities; food costs are on a per-vendor basis. Parking on site is free, and there is a shuttle running from a lot at 123 Ling Road with round trip tickets for $1. You can vote for your favorite vendor each day, and each vote earns you a chance to win a smoker. No outside food, booze, or pets are allowed on site. For more information, call 1-888-ROC-BBQ8 or visit roccityribfest.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Special Events and special guests will show off jewelry and fashion accessories for a little extra pampering. May 2: Jill Bates Fashion, t-shirt scarves, and music by harpist Lisa Haase May 9: That’s a Wrap, Semi Precious Stone and Pearl Bracelets, Marie Colaruotolo May 16: Thirty One Consultant Kathy Roos May 23: Origami Owl Custom Jewelry, Janelle M. Enser May 30: Jill Bates Fashion and ZiLLA’s QuEeN statement jewelry, Victoria Zilla 5:00pm to 7:00pm. $5 glasses of wine. 223-4210 x2. casalarga.com. [ FRI., MAY 24 ] Big Screen Adventure: Coral Reef Adventure. Sundays. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Fri 4 p.m., sat 2:30 & 4:30 p.m., Sun 1, 2, & 4 p.m., also Mon Oct 8 2:30 & 4:30 p.m $3-$7. 271-1880. rmsc.org. Film & Dialogue: Strange Fruit. May 24, 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Free, RSVP. 563-2145. thebaobab.org. Flower City Days. May 24. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 300 vendors, including some of the areas best-known local nurseries, will offer a wide variety of bedding plants, shrubs, vegetable plants, perennials and annuals. Garden tools and accessories will also be on sale Free admission. 428-6907. cityofrochester.gov/publicmarket. 26 CITY MAY 22-28, 2013
Open Mic Night. fourth Friday of every month A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St 9357173. mjtstages.com. Sylvester Hosmer Inn Dinner. Through May 25. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd. 6 p.m $65, register. 294-8218. gcv.org. Wild West Showdown with Cancer. May 24, 5:30 p.m. Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Rd. A rodeo, complete with professional bull riding, a barbeque dinner, and access to other westernthemed entertainment such as mechanical bull riding and a hayride for kids $80, kids 16 and under free with parent giveRGH.org. ZooBrew. May 24, 5:30-9 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St Ages 21+. $10 admission. senecaparkzoo.org. [ SAT., MAY 25 ] Big Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 127 Railroad St. Art, books, clothes, handmade soap, zines, more facebook.com/ smugtownmushrooms. The Effects Of Bullying in The 21st Century.. May 25-26. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St Sat 9 a.m.-noon, Sun 3-6 p.m. An anti-bullying event for youth and parents/guardians. Free BBQ food and entertainment 6138167. karenwardwilder.com. Electronic Recycling Event to Benefit Needy in Rochester.
Last Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Electronics can be dropped off behind Annunciation Church, 1754 Norton Street (use Clark Avenue entrance), on the last Saturday of each month, and Thursday mornings by appointment. Donations can include any household electronics such as computers and related equipment, VCRs, DVD players, digital converter boxes, receivers, radios, video game consoles, and other devices. Items containing refrigerant will not be accepted. The donations will be recycled, with proceeds used by the non-profit St. Vincent de Paul Society of Rochester to support its mission of serving individuals and families in need and by St Francis Xavier Cabrini Parish to support its outreach programs pschaad@ rochester.rr.com. 338-2330. March Against Monsanto. May 25, 2 p.m. Liberty Pole, Main, East, & Franklin Streets facebook.com/events/492985270750135/?fref=ts. Memorial Day weekend at Seneca Park Zoo. May 25-Sep. 2. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St Observe an alligator feeding. Watch an otter and keeper interact. Talk with staff after a Stage Show. There will be seven live shows daily, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m Included in zoo admission: $8-$11 senecaparkzoo.org. Play Date Rochester. May 25, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Diplomat Party House, 1956 Lyell Ave PlayDate Rochester offers an environment where people – whether single or married, in their 20s or in their 50s, can get a genuine interaction that breaks down the barriers typically found at a bar or nightclub. It offers nostalgic games at an affordable price $15 advance, $20 at the door. 6471566. playdaterochester.com. Rochester Brainery Fundraiser: Girls Rock! Rochester. May 25, 1:30-4 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. Join us for a screening of Girls Rock! The Movie, as well as a silent auction with musicrelated items and unique pieces handmade by Girls Rock! Rochester staff members. A Q&A panel with Girls Rock! Rochester board members will take place after the film. Bring the whole family for a fun, music-filled afternoon! 100% of the proceeds go directly to Girls Rock! Rochester $10 admission, RSVP. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Star Show: Curiosity on Mars. 1 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Also Mon Oct 8, 1 p.m $3-$7. 271-1880. rmsc.org. Tenth Annual Psychic and Wellness Fair. May 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. 924-5620. Towel Day. May 25, 7 p.m. Marge’s Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. All hoopy froods, hitchhikers, freaks, and extraterrestrials welcome. Fans are invited to wear their favorite towel Free admission. 585-3231020. margeslakesideinn.com. [ SUN., MAY 26 ] Brighton Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.1 p.m Brighton High School, 1150 Winton Rd S This year on June 30 the market will temporarily move to the parking
lot at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue (across the street and slightly west of Brighton Town Hall) 242-5046. brightonfarmersmarket.org. Brighton Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m Brighton High School, 1150 Winton Rd S 9 a.m Free. 2698918. brightonfarmersmarket.org. Get Your “Doo-Wop” on at the Dam. May 26, 11 a.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park $8 parking fee. 658-4790. [ MON., MAY 27 ] 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 Parade. May 27, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Starts at East and Alexander, follows west onto Main and Plymouth cityofrochester.gov. The Town of Brighton first annual Memorial Day Ceremony. May 27, 2 p.m. Veterans Memorial in Buckland Park, 1341 Westfall Rd 784-5260. The Town of Penfield Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance. May 27, 10:30 a.m. Penfield Amphitheater, 3100 Atlantic Ave. 340-8655 x6. penfield.org. Wines with Elle. Every other Monday, 6:30 p.m Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. Six classes in series through June 24 $20 per class, register 585-6625555. Bistro135@gmail.com. bistro135.net. [ TUE., MAY 28 ] 100 Days of Entertainment in the Park. May 28-Sep. 2. Commons Park, Lakeshore Dr. To celebrate the Canandaigua Centennial, the Canandaigua BID presents ‘100 Days of Entertainment in the Park.’ Most entertainment will be at Commons Park, larger groups will perform at the Kershaw Gazebo. Bring your chair and enjoy entertainment every day, for 100 days, in Canandaigua Free. 396-0300. Reel Mind: “Praying with Lior.”. May 28, 7 p.m. Cinema Theatre, 957 S. Clinton Ave. Q&A to follow with filmmaker Ilana Trachtman and Lior Liebling via Skype $8. 271-1785. reelmindfilmfest.com. The Reel Mind Theatre & Film Series. May 28. reelmindfilmfest.org. Tuesday Taco Trivia. 9-11 p.m. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. Lots of giveaways, including hats, t-shirts, drinks, tacos - come alone or come with a team! $1.50 Beef Tacos, $2.50 Chicken Tacos, $2.50 Drafts except Guinness, $3 Bacardi Flavors 232-6000. templebarrochester@gmail. com. templebarandgrille.com.
Theater The Geriactors: Fables for Grown Ups and Others.” May 23, 6-8:30 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave. All ages. Brockport 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Impact Theatre. 1180 Canandaigua St. (Rte. 21 Palmyra Town Hall), Palmyra. May 24, 7:30-9:15 p.m.Music by Angel Malchoff. Doors at 7 p.m. Plus drama by the “In Your face” players. Reservations Strongly Suggested. Mature Audiences
RECREATION | RED WHITE AND BLUE BALLOON RALLY
I’m not afraid of heights, I just don’t particularly enjoy moving too quickly too far above ground level (rock climbing and motorcycles are just fine, go figure). That’s what I tell my buddies when they try to get me to join them for a day of riding rollercoasters. Never mind that flying in airplanes doesn’t faze me at all — I think it has something to do with the goal of travel, versus the pointlessness of a thrill ride. Whatever. If you’re a combination-velocity-altitudephobe like me, or if you just fancy the idea of viewing the gorge-ous vistas of Letchworth State National Park from above, take part in the Red White and Blue Balloon Rally, to be held at the park in Castile this week. Thirty hot-air balloons will ascend from the Letchworth gorge, piloted by professionals from several states. Bring your cameras! The balloons will launch from the Archery Field Overlook on the main park road at the Castile Entrance, about one mile north of the Glen Iris Inn. Launch times are approximate and are weather-dependent. To participate as a balloon passenger, call 493-3340 to book a flight soon, as spaces fill up quickly. Six scheduled balloon flights will take place daily from Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27. For more details call Letchworth State Park at 493-3600 or visit balloonsoverletchworth.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY only: Ages 12+ Free, donations accepted. impactdrama.com. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Jun 2. Wed May 22-Thu 7:30 p.m., Gri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (audio described performance) & 7 p.m., Tue-Wed May 29 7:30 p.m Tickets start at $25. 2324382. gevatheatre.org May 29June 2. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Wed May 29-Thu 7:30 p.m. (Thu sign interpreted), Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (Sunday Salon) & 7 p.m Tickets start at $25. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. Respect: A Musical Journey of Women. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $26-$39. 325-4370. downstairscabaret. com. “Steel Magnolias.” Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through Jun 2. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260. bftix.org Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through Jun 2. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m $28.50-$36.50. 454-1260. bftix.org. TALK/RADIO. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. May 24, 8 p.m. Students of Eastman School of Music present an original music/theatre designed as a follow-up to the wildly successful Fringe Festival premiere of “HIDE THE MOON: Based on Salome.”
Come ready for an evening of old-fashioned, new-fangled, computer-generated, readymade, cutting-edge nonsense Free, donations accepted. muccc.org. “Venus in Fur.”. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Jun 2. Previews ThuFri 7 p.m., Sat 3 p.m. Opening Sat 8 p.m. Performances Sun 3 p.m., Wed May 22 7 p.m Tickets start at $27. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org Through May 29. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Jun 2. Wed May 22-Fri 7 p.m., Sat 3 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., TueWed May 29 7 p.m Tickets start at $27. 232-4382. gevatheatre. org May 29-June 2. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Wed May 29-Fri 7 p.m., Sat 3 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m Tickets start at $27. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org.
Theater Audition [ WED., MAY 22 ] The Gregory Kunde Chorale is looking for male voices.. Call for an audition now to join our fourteenth season! Info line: 377-7568. gregorykundechorale.org. “Legally Blonde.” Through May 22, 6 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Roles for high school and college age performers of all races. Please come with two contrasting songs of 32 bars that are not from the show 461-2000 x1235. jccrochester.org.
Workshops [ WED., MAY 22 ] Basic Espresso Techniques. 7-8:30 p.m Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. $25 per class. 319-5279. email@example.com. joebeanroasters.com. Cold Process Soap Making Workshop. May 22, 6 p.m. Smugtown Mushrooms, 127 Railroad St. We’ll talk about the basic chemistry and safety of soap making, recipe resources, different oils and additives, and of course we’ll go through all the steps while we make a batch of soap together Sliding scale $5-$15. smlphess@ gmail.com. facebook.com/ smugtownmushrooms. Create a Container Garden. May 22, 6-8 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 420 East Main St $25, register. genesee. shutterfly.com/gardening. Entertaining with Flowers. May 22, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $30. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Family Development Class: “One from the Heart, One from the Mind.”. May 22, 6-8 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of preteens and teens Free, RSVP. 3253145 x131. mharochester.org May 22, 6-8 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of pre-teens and teens Free, RSVP. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. Introduction fo PsychicMediumistic Studies. 7-9 p.m The Purple Door Soul Source, 3259 Winton Road S $120, register. 427-8110. purpledoorsoulsource.com. Pregnancy & Motherhood Journal Class. May 22, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. This class features writing exercises designed to help you navigate your pregnancy and motherhood experiences $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Rochester Academy of Science Herbarium. May 22, 1-4 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. RSVP. 334-0977. epixley@ rochester.rr.com. rasny.org. [ THU., MAY 23 ] 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. Write Like You Mean Business. May 23, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ SAT., MAY 25 ] American Folk Art Workshop: Silhouettes. May 25, 10 a.m. Granger Homestead, 295 North Main St. Learn the American Folk art process of creating a silhouette and create your own. Families welcome $10, supplies included. 394-1472. grangerhomestead.org. [ SUN., MAY 26 ] Media and Pop Culture. May 26, 1 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. A look at the changes in
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The creators and several cast members of the successful production “Hide the Moon: Based on Salome,” which debuted at the premier Rochester Fringe Festival in 2012, are reuniting with a new show on Friday, May 24. MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.) will host one performance of “TALK/RADIO,” a music and theater performance project by Eastman School of Music students featuring several different historical radio genre scripts. The 8 p.m. show will feature “fresh, modern underscoring, using a different musical style to fit each radio station,” says co-creator and Eastman faculty member Alison Moritz. Four of the featured songs in the show have been “crowd sourced” via Kickstarter — the first four people to donate $50 got to choose any song, from any genre, that they wanted to hear. The Kickstarter page provides the following info on the production, which is inspired by the works of David Lynch: “If ‘Hide the Moon’ explored the shocking, sexy underbelly of opera, then ‘Talk/Radio’ aims to rediscover radio in a similar fashion, creating nostalgia for something you didn’t even know you missed.” Admission is free, and the evening includes a casual postshow jam session featuring nostalgia and kitsch by The Weldon Ukelelists. For more information, visit muccc.org, and to support the production, check out kickstarter.com/projects/ hidethemoon/talk-radio. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY society through pop culture and our mass media that makes it all possible. Teacher Chuck McCoy is well-known to radio listeners here in Rochester as the 7pm to midnight host on WLGZ/Legents 102-7 $15. 7307034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ TUE., MAY 28 ] African World History Class. 7:30-9 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. The African World History class provides an ongoing experience of the contributions and achievements Africans and African-Americans have made throughout history. The class uses the historical experiences of African peoples to highlight the cultural values we share. Stay tuned and check the Baobab website for further details $5 donation requested per session. baobab.center@ yahoo.com. thebaobab.org. The Art of Containment: Container Gardens. May 28, 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. Learn how to create a hummingbird, butterfly, fairy, shade, herb and edible flower or kid friendly container garden and more with this fun hands on class. Participants are welcome to bring their own favorite container and gloves or trowels with them to class, but it is not a requirement $30. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.
Chorus of the Genesee: Free Singing Lessons. 6-7 p.m. Harmony House, 58 East Main St 698-7784. Resume Writing 101. May 28, 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. Topics covered include: the purpose of the résumé, how to tailor the résumé to a specific position, and what material to include in each section of the résumé. Please bring a copy of your résumé if you have one $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.
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Movies Theaters Searchable, up-to-the-minute movie times for all area theaters can be found at rochestercitynewspaper.com, and on City’s mobile website.
Brockport Strand 93 Main St, Brockport, 637-3310, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Canandaigua Theatres 3181 Townline Road, Canandaigua, 396-0110, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Cinema Theater 957 S. Clinton St., 271-1785, cinemarochester.com
Culver Ridge 16 2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit 544-1140, regmovies.com
Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361, dryden.eastmanhouse.org
Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420, regmovies.com
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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Back to the past via the future [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA
“Star Trek Into Darkness” (PG-13), DIRECTED BY J.J. ABRAMS NOW PLAYING
Decades after the famous TV show and its several sequels, after numerous feature-length adaptations, after wearing out generations of crew members, including the most famous captains, Kirk and Picard, the “Star Trek” franchise continues to boldly go where it has gone many times before. For the latest addition to the franchise, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” the director, J.J. Abrams, chooses the easiest route to other galactic destinations by simply
repeating a good deal of the original show and some elements from previous entries in the series, a very bad decision indeed. Most of the cast from the last film, released in 2009, returns for the new one, which continues the prequel’s story of the young James Kirk (Chris Pine) and his friend Spock (Zachary Quinto) teaming together to fight some new enemies. Those enemies in fact look strikingly familiar — the chief antagonist is a genetically engineered superman named Khan, originally played by Ricardo Montalban back in1982, now impersonated by Benedict Cumberbatch. With the assistance of a traitorous admiral (Peter Weller), Khan attempts to resurrect his crew, all supermen cryogenically frozen 300 years earlier, and of course wage war on the Federation and rule the galaxy or some large area of outer space. That situation grows increasingly complicated when the script dusts off some old material, like problems with the starship’s core reactor, which naturally might blow up at any minute,
Zachary Quinto as Spock in “Star Trek Into Darkness.” PHOTO COURTESY PARAMONT PICTURES
an encounter with those nasty Klingons, and all the internal wrangling between Kirk and Scotty (Simon Pegg), Kirk and Bones (Karl Urban), and Kirk and Spock. The relationship between the captain and his first officer follows the usual dialectic of friendship versus duty, emotion versus logic, humanism versus Vulcanism; the new element from the previous movie, the unlikely romance between Spock and Uhura (Zoe Saldana), continues to develop. The strangest feature of “Star Trek Into Darkness” stems from its blatant appeal to nostalgia. All the cast not only plays all our old friends — Scotty, Sulu, Chekov, Bones, etc., — but they simply imitate the actors who played them in the original series. Simon Pegg plays not only Chief Engineer Scott but also James Doohan; Karl Urban plays not only Dr. McCoy but also DeForest Kelley; Anton Yelchin plays not only Chekov but Walter Koenig, and so on, resulting in a weird, extended exercise in impersonation. Naturally the two major actors also attempt a kind of impersonation, so Chris Pine, who looks a little like the young William Shatner, utters Shatneresque lines and strikes Shatneresque attitudes. Zachary Quinto, who looks very like young Leonard Nimoy (the original pops up in an odd cameo, by the way), simply keeps his face frozen and speaks in the Spocky dry, cold, affectless manner. Beyond their appearance, the behavior of the two principals follows a predictable path,
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Sowing discontent [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
“At Any Price” (R), DIRECTED BY RAMIN BAHRANI OPENS FRIDAY
with Spock insisting constantly and tiresomely on the logic of his actions and reactions, while Kirk warmly endorses the primacy of human feeling: most touching. Otherwise Kirk remains a horny young man, boldly going where few have gone before with a number of attractive young women, landing in trouble through insubordination, and violating the Prime Directive all over the galaxy. The director’s fidelity to the original extends not only to the appearance of the starship “Enterprise” and the interior design, but even to the cast’s uniforms. The male actors all wear those cheesy pajamas first modeled back in 1968, while the females dress in very short miniskirts that look like the costumes of high-school cheerleaders. Since this “Star Trek” is filmed in 3D, the director shows various objects flying at the audience — starships, equipment, space debris, and crew members — and a long fight between Spock and Khan with the two characters jumping off high buildings and battling in midair on flying platforms. The vocabulary remains the same, however, with the usual references to photon torpedoes, phasers set on stun, dilithium crystals, and so forth, which may comfort the huge body of fans around the globe and perhaps the galaxy. Like most Hollywood blockbusters of whatever level of quality, “Star Trek Into Darkness” will probably succeed at the box office, pleasing Trekkies and Trekkers; it may also induce in many others a kind of Trekinosis.
When we first meet Henry Whipple, the farmer and seed salesman played by Dennis Quaid in Ramin Bahrani’s “At Any Price,” he’s crashing a funeral with his reluctant son, Dean (Zac Efron), in tow, hoping to take some land off the hands of the dead man’s poor, bereaved family. It’s not the sort of introduction that inspires much sympathy from the audience and, for the most part, the film never attempts to turn Henry into anything resembling a likeable human being. Still, Quaid is an actor of such charisma that he nearly makes it possible to care about what happens to the man. Nearly. Henry is a moderately successful salesman for the Liberty seed company, as well as the owner of Whipple Farm, a family business passed down through four generations, and one that he hopes to eventually leave to his sons. The future of the business is in question, however. His eldest son, Grant, has chosen not to return home after graduating from Iowa State, opting instead to climb mountains and explore the world. Meanwhile, Dean is more interested in racing cars and dreams
Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid in “At Any Price.” PHOTO COURTESY SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
of one day making it to NASCAR. The script never delves too deeply into the family’s past, but it’s clear that Henry’s intense need for more (land, money, respect) has had the effect of driving his sons away from him. Henry is all but on his own, frantically attempting to hold off Jim Johnson (Clancy Brown) and his sons, the most successful salesmen in the state, who are quickly encroaching on Henry’s territory. Then Liberty gets tipped off that Henry may have been washing and reselling their genetically modified seeds (which is evidently very much illegal) to other farms in the area, and the company launches an investigation, with the possible result of criminal charges. There’s a Willy Loman-esque desperation to Henry’s need to climb the rungs of fortune; he’s taken the Liberty company motto, “Expand or Die,” to heart. He’s more than willing to sell his soul in exchange for growth and prosperity. He does receive some support from the women in his life, including Dean’s girlfriend, Cadence (Maika Monroe), who discovers she’s got a knack for the seed business. This development allows her character to develop beyond the role of simply “the girlfriend,” and Monroe is a talented enough actress that Cadence quickly becomes one of the film’s most compelling characters. Henry’s wife, Irene (Kim Dickens, HBO’s “Treme”), has a limited role, but her handful of key scenes prove that she’s a real source of strength within the family. Finally, there’s also Henry’s mistress, Meredith (Heather Graham), but calling her role underwritten would be putting it mildly. She exists as a plot point, only around to provide a source of conflict between Henry and Irene, then later, once she decides to start chasing after the younger Whipple man, between Dean and Cadence. Quaid is the center of the film, and he turns in a remarkable performance.
He makes the bitter, dishonest, and often weasel-like Henry into a fascinating character, even as the script continuously lets him down. Efron is fine, despite not being entirely convincing as a hottempered, hard-drinking race-car driver. I give him credit for continuing to shed his Disney movie image by choosing interesting roles, even if he doesn’t yet quite have the chops to pull them off. As the events of the film turn ever darker, I found myself not only uninterested in the Whipples’ success, but actively hoping for their downfall. I’m all for movies about people who aren’t entirely sympathetic, but I detected more than a hint of disdain from Bahrani for his characters. He seems to be judging them for compromising their integrity, which may be appropriate, but dramatically it isn’t very interesting. As the film progressed, it was hard not to imagine him wagging his finger at these characters from behind the camera lens. But the film is always impeccably crafted; the vast, green fields of crops are lovingly and artfully photographed by Director of Photography Michael Simmonds. Bahrani has designed the film to function as an indictment of the state of agriculture in our country today, and by extension, society as a whole. This aspect of the story is clearly where Bahrani’s interest lies, but for some unknown reason his script (Bahrani shares writing credit with Hallie Elizabeth Newton) welds it together with a plot that wouldn’t feel out of place in a retro, 50’s-style melodrama. He’s a director known for gritty, microbudgeted films with a sharply drawn and precise sense of place: “Man Push Cart,” “Chop Shop,” and “Goodbye Solo.” But “At Any Price” marks his first attempt at a “Hollywood” picture with major stars, and it feels as though he didn’t trust a more mainstream audience to stick with him without some overblown dramatic pyrotechnics to hold their interest.
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[ OPENING ] AT ANY PRICE (R): Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron play a father and son at odds over their family’s farming empire. Little BOWFINGER (1999): A movie producer (Steve Martin) covertly shoots his low budget around a movie star (Eddie Murphy) who doesn’t know he’s in a film. Also starring Terence Stamp, Heather Graham, and Robert Downey Jr. Dryden (Fri, May 24, 8 p.m.) EPIC (PG): A young girl gets caught in the middle of a battle between the forces good and evil over the fate of the natural world in the animated adventure film. With the voices of Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, and Aziz Ansari. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown FAST & FURIOUS 6 (PG13): The sixth installment of the street-racing action film series. Expect fast (and potentially furious) cars, which may or may not explode in epic fashion. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans, and Tyrese Gibson. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE HANGOVER PART III (R): The Wolfpack returns in the final film of the blockbuster comedy franchise. Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown HENDRIX 70: LIVE AT WOODSTOCK (2012): Jimi Hendrix’s legendary concert at Woodstock, fully restored and on the big screen. Dryden (Sat, May 25, 8 p.m.; Sun, May 26, 2 p.m.) IF YOU COULD ONLY COOK (1935): An unemployed woman and an automobile executive agree to pose as husband and wife in order to land jobs as a butler and a cook during the Great Depression. Starring Jean Arthur and Herbert Marshall. Dryden (Wed, May 22, 8 p.m.) IL SORPASSO (1962): Two strangers brought together by chance end up on a road trip from Rome to Tuscany in this Italian-style comedy. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Vittorio Gassman. Dryden (Tue, May 28, 8 p.m.)
THE NEW WORLD (2005): Terrence Malick puts his unique stamp on the tale of Pocahontas, John Smith, and the English exploration of Virginia. Starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, David Thewlis, and Q’orianka Kilcher. Dryden (Thu, May 23, 8 p.m.) PRAYING WITH LIOR (2008): Documentary exploring the intersection between disability and faith, about a young boy with Down syndrome who’s also a “spiritual genius.” Part of The Reel Mind series of films about mental illness. Cinema TALES OF THE NIGHT (2011): This film from renowned animator Michel Ocelot weaves together six fables from across the globe. Little (Sat, May 25, 10 a.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 42 (PG-13): Brian Helgeland writes and directs this biopic about Jackie Robinson as he’s signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers under team GM Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford). Also starring Chadwick Boseman, Christopher Meloni, and Alan Tudyk. Cinema, Eastview, Tinseltown THE ANGELS’ SHARE (NR): After narrowly avoiding jail, a new father vows to improve his life for the sake of his infant son. Little THE CALL (R): Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who must use her wits to help an abducted girl escape the clutches of a violent serial killer from her past. Also starring Abigail Breslin. Movies 10 THE CROODS (PG): A prehistoric family sets off on an epic journey to find a new home after their cave is destroyed in this animated family adventure film from Chris Sanders (“How to Train your Dragon”). Featuring the voice talents of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, and Cloris Leachman. Cinema, Movies 10 ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG): Interplanetary space adventure abounds in this kid-friendly animated feature about a geeky blue-skinned alien who must travel to Earth to rescue his more heroic brother. Featuring the voice talents of Brandon Fraser, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, William Shatner, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Movies 10 G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG13): In this sequel based on the film inspired by a line toys, the G.I. Joes once again battle the evil forces of the Cobra empire. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, and Bruce Willis. Movies 10
THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13): F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic Jazz Age novel gets the Baz Luhrmann treatment in this glitzy adaptation. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, and Isla Fisher. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown IDENTITY THIEF (R): Hijinks ensue as Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy explore the lighter side of identity fraud in this comedy about a mild-mannered businessman who tracks down the con artist who’s been stealing from him. Also starring Jon Favreau, John Cho, and Amanda Peet. Movies 10 IRON MAN 3 (PG-13): Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”) takes over directing duties while Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark in the third installment of the superhero franchise. Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, and Guy Pearce. Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (PG13): Bryan Singer directs this epic, action-adventure retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk” starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, and Bill Nighy. Movies 10 KING’S FAITH (PG-13): A young gang member attempts to leave his criminal life behind him, but his past continues to threaten his family and faith. Tinseltown OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL (PG):Director Sam Raimi presents the previously untold story of the origins of the Wizard of Oz. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz. Movies 10 PAIN & GAIN (R): Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star as bodybuilders who get caught up in a kidnapping plot that goes bad in Michael Bay’s latest action extravaganza, inspired by true events. Also starring Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Anthony Mackie, and Rebel Wilson. Culver Ridge, Tinseltown THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (R): Director Derek Cianfrance’s follow up to “Blue Valentine” stars Ryan Gosling as a small-time bank robber and Bradley Cooper as the rookie cop who’s pursuing him. With Eva Mendes. Little THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST (R): A young Pakistani man living in NYC finds success on Wall Street until the events of 9/11 turn his American
Riz Ahmed stars in “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” PHOTO COURTESY IFC FILMS Dream into a nightmare. Starring Liev Schreiber, Kate Hudson, and Kiefer Sutherland. Little RENOIR (R): This French drama tells the story of Andrée Heuschling, who became the muse of impressionist painter PierreAuguste Renoir as well as his son, filmmaker Jean Renoir. Little THE SAPPHIRES (PG-13): In 1968, a singing group made up of four young Australian Aboriginal girls gets their first gig, entertaining the American troops in Vietnam. Starring Chris O’Dowd. Cinema
SPRING BREAKERS (R): Four college coeds turn to criminal activity to fund their spring break debauchery, but soon find themselves in over their heads in this satire from director Harmony Korine. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and James Franco. Movies 10 STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (PG-13): Kirk, Spock and crew return in J.J. Abrams’ sequel to his massively successful reboot of the Star Trek franchise. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver Ridge, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece Ridge, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown
TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION (PG-13): A marriage counselor, unhappy in her own marital situation, faces unforeseen consequences when she begins an affair with one of her clients. Starring Jurnee SmollettBell (“Friday Night Lights”), Vanessa L. Williams, Brandy Norwood, and ahem, Kim Kardashian. Movies 10
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Volunteers A SECOND THOUGHT Resale Shop in East Rochester is accepting applications for volunteer sale associates and online researchers. Shop benefits people with disabilities in Guatemala. Call (585) 340-2000. ARE YOU 55+ & interested in learning about local volunteer opportunities? Call RSVP! Many opportunities available. Help meet critical needs. Regular information sessions - call 287-6377 or email email@example.com. CATHOLIC FAMILY CENTER needs volunteers to help people apply for citizenship. The commitment is 2.5 hrs per mth one evening a month. Training is provided. For more information call Nate at (585) 546-7220 ex 4854.
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Legal Ads [ LEGAL NOTICE ] C4 VENTURES LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on May 1, 2013. 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 upon him/her to the LLC, 51 Orchard Hill Drive, Spencerport, New York 14559. General purposes. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of A&M Liquor Store, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on March 17, 2013. Office location: Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC at 3118 E Henrietta, Henrietta, NY 14467. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] ROCHESTER BEER RUN LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 4/1/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 66 Alliance Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. General Purposes. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] ROCHESTER GENESEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD ON MAY 29, 2013 PURSUANT TO SECTION 1299ii OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW AND SECTIONS 201-204 OF THE EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEDURE LAW IN CONNECTION WITH THE 2013 CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing, open to all persons, will be held on May 29, 2013 at the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (“RGRTA”) John G. Doyle Jr. Administration Building, located at 1372 East Main Street, Rochester, New York, 14609, commencing at 6:30 p.m. (doors and registration will open at 6:00) by RGRTA, pursuant to Sections 201-204 of the New York State Eminent Domain Procedure Law (“EDPL”) and Section
1299ii of the New York State Public Authorities Law, to consider the proposed acquisition by condemnation of certain property, as hereafter described, in furtherance of the construction of the proposed 2013 Campus Improvement Project (the “Project”). The purposes of the public hearing are to review the public use to be served by the Project and the impact of the Project on the environment and residents of the locality where the Project is proposed to be constructed, pursuant to Article 2 of the EDPL, and to give all interested persons an opportunity to present oral or written statements and to submit other documents concerning the Project and the acquisition of property to be acquired. The public purpose of the Project is to improve the overall efficiency of RGRTA’s Regional Transit Service (RTS) operations and regular servicing and maintenance activities at RGRTA’s RTS Campus at 1372 East Main Street. More specifically, the Project is needed to (i) provide an adequate number of on-site designated bus parking areas, with the maximum number of spaces located indoors; (ii) improve the capacity and efficiency of maintenance and servicing operations at the campus; (iii) maintain adequate secured employee parking; (iv) improve vehicular and pedestrian safety on campus; and (v) address on-site deficiencies that are adversely affecting daily operations and limiting RGRTA’s ability to plan for and accommodate future anticipated growth. An additional goal of the Project is to limit disturbances from RGRTA operations on surrounding residents. Project Location and Description RGRTA is proposing to improve operations at its existing RTS transportation campus, located on approximately 16.5 acres at 1372 East Main Street in the City of Rochester, Monroe County, New York. The Project will include renovations to and expansion of the existing Operations Building; construction of a new Maintenance Warehouse Building; developing new indoor and outdoor bus parking spaces and staging areas for buses waiting for maintenance; construction of a new Service Building; providing a new employee parking area
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to replace the parking displaced by the new Maintenance Warehouse Building and Service Building; and other site improvements. Proposed Property Acquisition The proposed property acquisition involves the exercise by RGRTA of its power of eminent domain, either with or without negotiated agreements, on the following properties: 104-106 Chamberlain Street-Tax Map Parcel No 107.61-3-37; 36-38 Chamberlain Street-Tax Map Parcel No 107.691-32; 42 Chamberlain Street-Tax Map Parcel No 107.69-1-33; 46 Chamberlain Street-Tax Map Parcel No 107.691-34; 58 Chamberlain Street-Tax Map Parcel No 107.69-1-36.001; 580-582 Hayward Avenue-Tax Map Parcel No 107.61-3-36; 586 Hayward AvenueTax Map Parcel No 107.61-3-35; 587-589 Hayward Avenue-Tax Map Parcel No 107.691-19; 591-593 Hayward Avenue-Tax Map Parcel No 107.69-1-20; 592 Hayward Avenue-Tax Map Parcel No 107.613-34; 596 Hayward Avenue-Tax Map Parcel No 107.61-3-33; 597 Hayward Avenue-Tax Map Parcel No 107.691-21; 60 Chamberlain Street-Tax Map Parcel No 107.69-1-37; 601 Hayward Avenue-Tax Map Parcel No 107.691-22; 602 Hayward Avenue-Tax Map Parcel No 107.61-332; 603-605 Hayward Avenue-Tax Map Parcel No 107.69-1-23; 608 Hayward Avenue-Tax Map Parcel No 107.613-31; 614 Hayward Avenue-Tax Map Parcel No 107.61-3-30; 618 Hayward Avenue -Tax Map Parcel No 107.613-29; 62 Chamberlain Street- Tax Map Parcel No 107.69-1-38; 66-68 Chamberlain StreetTax Map Parcel No 107.69-1-39; Receipt of Comments All persons having an interest in the Project are invited to attend the public hearing to give oral or written statements and to submit other documentation concerning this proposed publicly needed project. ACCORDING TO EDPL §202(C)(2), THOSE PROPERTY OWNERS WHO MAY SUBSEQUENTLY WISH TO CHALLENGE THE CONDEMNATION OF THEIR PROPERTY VIA JUDICIAL REVIEW, MAY DO SO ONLY ON THE BASIS OF ISSUES, FACTS, AND OBJECTIONS RAISED AT THE HEARING OR IN WRITING DURING
THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. Comments on the Project and the proposed acquisition may be made orally or in writing at the public hearing on May 29, 2013, or presented in writing to RGRTA’s address shown below or emailed to RTSCIP2013comments@rgrta.com on or before June 12, 2013. Please include “EDPL COMMENTS” in the subject line of e-mail correspondence. Comments received after the close of business on June 12, 2013 will not be considered. Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority Attn: Myriam T. Contiguglia 1372 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14609 Lisa G. Berrittella RGRTA In House Counsel Dated: May 13, 2013 [ NOTICE ] 1913 Cruiser Hardtop, Gordon Santos, date of auction, May 31, 2013 9am, Voyager Boat Sales [ NOTICE ] 1950 Thunderbird Sailboat, Homemade Jeffrey Amering, date of Auction May 31, 2013 9am. Voyager Boat Sales [ NOTICE ] 1970 Cal Model 29. John Ogden, date of auction May 31, 2013 9am Voyager Boat Sales [ NOTICE ] 1990 Sea Ray HIN#ERM6533H990270DA0066, John E Lacy, date of auction 05/31/13 9am, Voyager Boat Sales [ NOTICE ] A1-AC, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on March 15, 2013. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 574 Melwood Drive, Rochester, New York 14626. The purpose of the Company is any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Artisan Cabinetworks, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on May 10, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 15 Nevele Creek, Town of Penfield in Monroe County. The Secretary of State
has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 15 Nevele Creek, Penfield, New York 14526. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE ] BROWN, GRUTTADARO, GAUJEAN & PRATO, PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/29/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 19 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14607, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: To practice Law. [ NOTICE ] C&D REMODELING, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/12/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Edward R. Dundas, 91 Leroy St., Rochester, NY 14612. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] C6 MOBILITY LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: David M. Sprout, Manager, 1222 Waterbrook Xing, Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] CONDUSTAR NY3, L.P. formed as a Limited Partnership (LP) in NY. The office is located in the County of Monroe. The Cert. of LP was filed with the Department of the State of NY on 3/27/2013. The Secretary of the State of NY (“SSNY”) is designated as agent upon whom process against the LP may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him to: 2255 Lyell Ave. #201, Rochester NY 14606. The latest date on which the LP is to dissolve is: 12/31/2050. The name and address of the General Partners are available from the Secretary of State. The
purpose of the LP is any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Fiona’s Hard Goods LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 4/2/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 536 Glenview Court, Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes [ NOTICE ] FIXINGFOX, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/19/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Arthur Alves, Mgr., 5 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] HAVENTEN, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/14/2013. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3000 Marcus Ave., Ste. 1W5, Lake Success, NY 11042. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] MOSES MAN LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/7/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 41 French Rd Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] New China 1 of Henrietta LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/26/2012. Office location: Monroe county. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC at 3118 E. Henrietta, Road, Henrietta, NY 14467. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Bay View Investors LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 8265 Ridge Rd
Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Finish Line Investors LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/24/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 39 Vassar St Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of RUNWAY BAZAAR, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 04/12/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 16 Breezewood Court, Fairport NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Simply Superior Sales, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 923 Lothario Circle, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 381-383 GENESEE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/18/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 590 Salt Road, Ste. 5, Webster NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ]
filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011, also the registered agent. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of All-Star Shenanigans, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, P.O. Box 20664, Rochester, NY 14602. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Big Green Lawns, LLC Art. of Org. filed Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/17/2013. Office location: Monroe County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail copy of any process to the LLC at 24 Raymond St. Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Buckingham Net Leased Properties Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/8/13. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 259 Alexander St., Rochester, NY 14607, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ]
Notice of formation of 65 ARTHUR ST., LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/15/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 95 Seneca Ave., Rochester NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful act.
Notice of Formation of Callea Family Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/18/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to John M. Maggio at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ]
Notice of Formation of GCG Renovations, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/5/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 8 Donlin Dr., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of formation of IQM360 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/22/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Law Office of Anthony A. Dinitto, L.L.C., 8 Silent Meadows Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act.
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Notice of Formation of GENETT PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/18/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 142 Pinnacle Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Frederick J. Genett at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of LEONE DEVELOPMENT - HERITAGE COMMONS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/24/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 20 Lancer Pl., Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Good Living Properties, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/26/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 32 Town Pump Circle, Spencerport NY 14459. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Greater Rochester Premier Hockey, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 93 Roselawn Ave., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of INDIEVISIBLE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/03/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 200 Park Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. SSNY designated
[ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 5435 WEST RIDGE ROAD, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 122 Sherwood Drive, Hilton, New York 14468. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morsch 1, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/1/13. 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 43 Pearwood Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of NFE/GREENWOOD TERRACE, LLC
(“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/12/2002, pursuant to LLC Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS is designated as service of process agent for LLC. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: Chamberlain, D’Amanda, etal., Attn: Jerry R. Greenfield, Esq., 1600 Crossroads Bldg., Two State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities.
of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/12/2002, pursuant to LLC Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS is designated as service of process agent for LLC. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: Chamberlain, D’Amanda, etal., Attn: Jerry R. Greenfield, Esq., 1600 Crossroads Bldg., Two State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities.
MANAGEMENT, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/18/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 32 Marway Circle, Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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Notice of Formation of PCC Capital Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/23/13. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Nixon Peabody LLP, 1300 Clinton Square, Rochester, NY 14604, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes.
Notice of formation of UrHome(s), LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/9/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 11 Folkestone Lane, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act.
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Notice of formation of Power Train Sports East Rochester LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/26/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1026 Sunset Trail, Webster NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful act.
Notice of Qualification of ADR NY Dist. LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in OH on 4/2/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. OH and principal business address: 5300 Tod Ave. SW, Lordstown, OH 44481. Cert. of Org. filed with OH Sec. of State, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Purpose: all lawful purposes.
NOTICE OF FORMATION of NFE/ LEISURE VILLAGE, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/12/2002, pursuant to LLC Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS is designated as service of process agent for LLC. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: Chamberlain, D’Amanda, etal., Attn: Jerry R. Greenfield, Esq., 1600 Crossroads Bldg., Two State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of NFE/ MARINE MEMORIAL, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/12/2002, pursuant to LLC Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS is designated as service of process agent for LLC. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: Chamberlain, D’Amanda, etal., Attn: Jerry R. Greenfield, Esq., 1600 Crossroads Bldg., Two State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of NFE/ PINEVIEW, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/12/2002, pursuant to LLC Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS is designated as service of process agent for LLC. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: Chamberlain, D’Amanda, etal., Attn: Jerry R. Greenfield, Esq., 1600 Crossroads Bldg., Two State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of NFE/ WILLIAMS COURT, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary
[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Primark Interactive, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) 4/02/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of any process to The LLC, 1 East Main Street, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of THE RED FERN CAFE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/4/13. Office location: Monroe County. Principal business address: 223 Dartmouth Street, #3, Rochester, New York 14607. Secy. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secy. of State shall mail process to: 223 Dartmouth Street, #3, Rochester, New York 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of UPSTATE POWER
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of CT Rochester, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/2/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 7 Jackson Walkway, Providence, RI 02903. LLC formed in DE on 6/22/11. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.
[ NOTICE ] RGRTA 2013 Campus Improvement Project Environmental Assessment Notice of Availability Summary This is to announce the release of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed construction of the 2013 RGRTA Campus Improvement Project at 1372 East Main Street in Rochester, New York, as required under the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR 1506.6, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations under 23 CFR 771.119(d), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the State Historic Preservation Act of 1980, and Executive Order 12898 for Environmental Justice. The EA has been prepared with the FTA by the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA), in conjunction with RGRTA’s request for FTA funding of this project. The FTA is serving as the Lead Agency for the purpose of the NEPA review. Availability Viewing locations for the EA are listed below. The document can also be downloaded from the RGRTA web site at www.rgrta.com. RGRTA 1372 E. Main Street Rochester, New York 14609 Federal Transit Administration, Region 2 Office One Bowling Green, Room 429 New York, NY 10004 City of Rochester Bureau of Architecture and Engineering 30 Church Street, Room 300B Rochester, New York 14614 Monroe County Public Library – Sully Branch Thomas P. Ryan Center 530 Webster Avenue Rochester, NY 14609 Monroe County Public Library – Winton Branch 611 Winton Road North Rochester, NY 14609 Supplementary Information RGRTA is proposing to improve operations at its existing Regional Transit Service (RTS) transportation campus, located on approximately 16.5 acres at 1372 East Main Street in the City of Rochester, Monroe County, New York. The Project will include renovations to and expansion of the existing Operations Building; construction of a new Maintenance Warehouse Building; developing new indoor and outdoor bus parking spaces and
staging areas for buses waiting for maintenance; construction of a new Service Building; providing a new employee parking area to replace the parking displaced by the new Maintenance Warehouse Building and Service Building; and other site improvements. To facilitate the project, RGRTA is proposing to acquire 21 parcels adjacent to its existing campus on Chamberlain Street and Hayward Avenue. RGRTA will also request that the City of Rochester de-map the portion of Hayward Avenue between Chamberlain Street and the existing RGRTA property boundary. Public Hearing FTA and RGRTA will hold a public hearing on: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 RGRTA, John G. Doyle Jr. Administration Building, 1372 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 6:30PM to 8:30PM with a brief presentation at 7:00PM A stenographer will record all public comments made on the EA at the public hearing. The hearing will include a brief presentation on the project and other informational materials. Please visit the RGRTA web site at www.rgrta. com or call RGRTA at 585-654-0601 for further information regarding the public hearing or if you require special assistance. Written Comments Written comments on the Environmental Assessment will be accepted by RGRTA until 5:00 PM on June 12, 2013. Public comments regarding impacts to historic resources under Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act and the State Historic Preservation Act will also be accepted. Please send written comments to: 2013 Campus Improvement Project Environmental Assessment c/o RGRTA 1372 East Main Street Rochester, NY 14609 Comments may also be provided electronically via email to RTSCIP2013comments@rgrta. com. Please include “Environmental Assessment” in the subject line of e-mail correspondence. [ NOTICE ] RIVER CITY AIRSOFT CLUB LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail
process to: The LLC, 351 Huffer Rd., Hilton, NY 14468. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Rochester Lice Treatment & Removal, LLC has filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State on 3/26/13. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process will be mailed to the LLC at 1919 Hickory Lane, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] SARA’S GARDEN AND NURSERY, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/21/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Kathleen Kepler, 389 East Ave., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] SGA TOUR, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 4/12/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 594 Van Alstyne Rd., Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF MARCH 1, 2004 FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2004FFH1 ASSET- BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-FFH1, Plaintiff, Against SHANNON WARDEN; et al, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 4/15/2013, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Front Vestibule of Monroe County Office Bldg., 39 W. Main St., Rochester, NY on 6/11/2013 at 1:00 pm premises known as 42 Pearwood Road, Rochester, NY
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TENPIN ASSOCIATES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/14/2013. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3000 Marcus Ave., Ste. 1W5, Lake Success, NY 11042. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
[ NOTICE ] SYANDA GROUP LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 4/11/13. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to 620 Park Avenue, Suite 157, Rochester, NY 14607. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] WHOZ NEXT, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/12/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 104 Troup ST Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] YARIV PAZ, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/5/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY
14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] YP ROCHESTER 1, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/5/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY OF FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the foreign limited liability company is, Quantem Aviation Services, LLC (the “LLC”). The application for Authority was filed with the NY Secretary of State (“NYSS”) on February 08, 2013. The Articles of Organization were filed in the Delaware Secretary of State (“DSS”) on July 21, 2010. The office of the LLC is located
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in Monroe County. The NYSS has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served, and a copy of any process shall be mailed to Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. A copy of the Articles of Organization can be obtained from the DSS at John G. Townsend Bldg, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) is Motherhood Matters, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on March 28, 2013. Office location is Monroe County, New York. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 249 Hollywood Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] ALYESKA LLC, a domestic Liability Company (LLC), filed Articles of Organization with SSNY on 04/09/2013. Office: Monroe County. The SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process in any action or proceeding may be served, and the address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process is: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: CHRISTOPHER J. CALABRESE, P.L.L.C. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/04/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O CHRISTOPHER J. CALABRESE, P.L.L.C., 45 Exchange Street, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.
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[ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: KENT WOODS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/08/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O KENT WOODS LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Young Lioness LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 01/18/2013. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 17 Mulberry Street, Rochester NY 14620. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ACCURET LLC ] Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 03/21/2013. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to ACCURET LLC, C/O JOHN S. HERBRAND, ESQ., ONE CHASE SQUARE, SUITE 1900, ROCHESTER, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION HOME CARE OF WESTERN NEW YORK, LLC ] Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 04/24/2013. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to HOME CARE OF WESTERN NEW YORK, LLC, C/O SUSAN BENNETT, 340 OXFORD ST., ROCHESTER, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of formation of 21 Vinal Avenue LLC. Art. of Org. filed by Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on
4/30/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail process to: Susan Kramacyk, 214 Heberle Rd., Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the limited liability company is OSCAR’S VISION, LLC (the “LLC”). The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY Sec. of State on April 25, 2013. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County, New York. The NY Sec. of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and the address to which the NY Sec. of State shall mail a copy of process in any action or proceeding against the LLC is: c/o LLC, 1529 Old Penfield Road, Penfield, New York 14526, and also shall mail to: c/o LLC, 20831 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg VA 20175. The LLC is to be managed by one or more members. The business purpose of the LLC is to carry out any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized pursuant to the NY Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the limited liability company is SUNSTAR MANAGEMENT, LLC(the “LLC”). The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY Sec. of State on April 29, 2013. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County, New York. The NY Sec. of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and the address to which the NY Sec. of State shall mail a copy of process in any action or proceeding against the LLC is: c/o LLC, 5565 Vardon Drive, Canadaigua, NY 14424. The LLC is to be managed by one or more members. The business purpose of the LLC is to carry out any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be
organized pursuant to the NY Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Advanced Rakestraw Cabinetry, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on May 1, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 215 Whittier Road, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 215 Whittier Road, Rochester, New York 14624. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] CDE Partners LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on May 7, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 27 Center Crossing, Fairport, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 27 Center Crossing, Fairport, New York 14450. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Development Awareness Associates, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on April 17, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 7 Caversham Woods, Pittsford, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 7 Caversham Woods, Pittsford, New York 14534. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law.
[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] M & E Properties Five, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on April 26, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 1599 Highland Avenue, Rochester in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 1599 Highland Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF LEGAL CHANGE OF NAME ] Notice is hereby given that an Order issued by the Supreme Court, Monroe County, on the 29th day of April 2013, bearing Index Number 13/4303, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the Monroe County Clerk, located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York 14614, grants me the right to assume the name of Robert Anthony DeMasi. My present address is 27 Fallingwood Terrace, Rochester, NY 14612. The date of my birth is January 13, 1978. My place of birth is Rochester, NY. My present name is Robert Anthony Mangee. Dated: May 15, 2013 LAWRENCE KRIEGER, Attorney for Petitioner, Krieger Law, The Wilder Building, 8 Exchange Blvd., Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14614 www.KriegerLaw.net [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JTS Buffalo, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011, also the registered agent. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD The beauty pageant each April at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, requires traditional skills like interview poise, evening-gown fashion and talent, but also some ability and inclination to milk and skin rattlers. High school senior Kyndra Vaught won this year’s Miss Snake Charmer, wearing jeweled boots one night for her country-western ballad, then Kevlar boots and camouflage chaps the next as she took on dozens of rattlers in the wooden snake pit. Vaught expertly held up one serpent, offered its tailend rattles for a baby to touch, then helped hold, measure, milk and skin a buzzing, slithery serpent. A Los Angeles Times dispatch noted that Vaught hoped to be on her way soon to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. [Los Angeles Times, 4-12-2013]
The Continuing Crisis
— That there are flea “circuses” is bizarre enough, but in March a cold spell in Germany wiped out an entire troupe of “performing” fleas, requiring the flea whisperer to secure replacements (because, of course, the show must go on). Trainer Robert Birk reached out to a university near Mechernich-Kommern for 50 substitutes, which he apparently worked into the act over one weekend. (Fleas, with or without training, can pull up to 160,000 times their own weight and leap to 100 times their own height.) [The Independent (London), 3-31-2013] — The owner of a restaurant in southern Sweden told authorities in March that the former owner had assured him that “everything had been ap-
proved,” apparently including the appliance the restaurant used for mixing salad dressings and sauces -- which was a table-model cement mixer. When health officials told the owner that it certainly was not “approved,” he immediately bought another, “rustfree,” mixer. (Health authorities had come to the restaurant on a complaint that a screw had turned up in a customer’s kabob.) [The Local (Stockholm), 3-30-2013]
— Chad Pregracke, 38, a Mississippi River legend, spends nine months a year hauling heavy-duty litter out of waterways with his crew of 12. He told CNN in March that he has yanked up 218 washing machines, 19 tractors, four pianos and nearly 1,000 refrigerators -- totaling over 3,500 tons of trash -- and has collected the world’s largest array of bottles with messages inside (63). [CNN, 4-18-2013] — Eliel Santos fishes the grates of New York City seven days a week, reeling in enough bounty to sustain him for the last eight years, he told the New York Post in April. The “fishing line” Santos, 38, uses is dental floss, with electrician’s tape and Blue-Touch mouse glue -- equipment that “he controls with the precision of an archer,” the Post reported. His biggest catch ever was a $1,800 (pawned value) gold and diamond bracelet, but the most popular current items are iPhones, which texting-on-the-move pedestrians apparently have trouble hanging onto. [New York Post, 4-28-2013]
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get out and join in community events that will help you meet new people and make new friends. Share your stories, knowledge and expertise, and you will attract someone who has as much to offer as you. Don’t be afraid to show your emotions. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep life simple. If you backpedal, you will discover that nothing has changed. Leave old flames in your past. Deception and disillusionment are prevalent if you let sob stories override your common sense when it comes to relationships that left you in a
hurt and vulnerable position. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Play the game of love. Take a chance and put your heart on the line. Love is in the stars, and the partner who can offer you the excitement and commitment you are looking for steps up — you just have to acknowledge the persistence and devotion this person has for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): What you see and what you get are probably not going to be the same. Take a reserved approach to someone trying to push you into a commitment. Set your standards high, and make sure that you call the shots when it comes to love.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t get angry, get busy. The more you do to boost your ego and build your confidence, the better you will do when it comes to love and romance. Don’t settle for less when you can have so much more. Experiment and explore your options, and you will find the perfect partner. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t make a promise prematurely. Not everyone will be honest regarding feelings and future propositions. Make whomever you are attracted to win your heart. Settling for less will not lead to a long-lasting union. Bide your time and explore all
avenues before you make a commitment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The more you get out and interact with others, the better your chance of meeting someone special. Travel, attending conferences, online dating and signing up for something you think you might enjoy will all lead to love and romance. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll attract partners of a very unusual nature. Take precautions when it comes to money. Joint ventures mixed with love and romance will turn out to be costly. A creative and imaginative approach to love coupled with a
strict budget is the way to go. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll attract too many partners, and this can cause a problem for you if you aren’t open and honest about the way you feel and the number of people with whom you are spending time. The way you choose to proceed will determine the caliber of partner you end up with. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll attract someone who is off-limits. Be careful not to mix business with pleasure or to allow someone you work with to ruin your reputation. Move forward cautiously, and keep your distance from anyone appearing to be erratic,
unpredictable or impulsive. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put your heart on the line, and be ready to share your feelings with someone just as adventuresome and experimental as you. Love at first sight can lead to a fast-paced relationship that ends in a live-in situation. Do your background checks first. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Not everyone you encounter will be honest with you. Expect someone to portray an image of what you want and expect rather than what the person is actually like or has to offer, and don’t try to fool yourself into thinking you can change to suit someone’s needs.
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