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This was all very selfish.” MUSIC PROFILE, PAGE 14
The teacher evaluation boondoggle. NEWS, PAGE 5
New money, new downtown. NEWS, PAGE 6
Conference to mark IndyMedia’s 10th year. NEWS, PAGE 4
Images of Rochester’s homeless, by Rochester’s homeless. ART REVIEW, PAGE 22
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Power to the people Batteries are one of the fastest growing industry sectors in the world. And New York State and Rochester, in particular, are playing a pivotal role. The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium — a group of companies, universities, and state government officials — plans to establish a battery commercialization center in Rochester’s Eastman Business Park. It’ll have the equipment necessary to build battery prototypes and test them, and it will also help companies manufacture their products.
And professors at Rochester Institute of Technology are trying to find new uses for electric vehicle batteries when they can no longer power a car. For example, tying the batteries together and capturing that energy might be a way to meet electricity demands. And finding other uses for these batteries might make the economics of electric-vehicle production more attractive. Between the research and development that’s already happening here and the planned commercialization center, Rochester is poised to become the hub of New York’s battery industry.
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Abolish voting on school budgets
Like every other public service, school districts are guided and governed by elected officials. School boards exist to oversee public schools, to provide public input into such an essential service: the education of children. However, unlike other public services such as fire and police protection, sanitation and water, highways and public transit, our school board system generally does not empower these elected officials to set their own budget. We do not put to public vote our police and fire budgets, yet we do our school budgets. Why? Do we consider those services more essential to the health and welfare of our democracy than the education of our children? Do we feel that school board officials are incapable of supporting our communities’ goals and visions for our schools? The result of putting school budgets to a public vote is that every 12 months we may end up with a period of uncertainty and instability. Our children, their families, and their educators all face this to varying degrees. More often than not the uncertainty is tied to things that are beyond the control of our community: the global economy, shifts in the political winds, changing demographics. Those who are no longer directly served by the schools, that is individuals who either do not have children, or whose children do not attend public school, often do not support their local public schools. The reason: that they are not sending children to school, so why should they pay for a service they are not directly using? My own father once voiced this view. I pointed City
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out that he was directly serviced, since communities with high quality, well-funded schools usually have no trouble attracting educated professionals to serve. Why would quality doctors and nurses work in communities that do not value education? Why would quality teachers teach in communities that do not value education? Why would anyone move to, and raise a family in, a community that does not value education? In other words, why would anyone pay taxes and support a community that does not support its schools? My house may not be on fire right now, but I am still going to pay taxes to support my fire department. I may not live in a dangerous community, but I am still going to pay taxes to support my police department. I do not have the knowledge or skills to know how to structure a budget for either of those organizations. However, I and my fellow taxpayers have elected representatives whom we have charged to make those decisions. If we are unhappy with their guidance and oversight, we can use the political process to push for change and elect new representatives. During their term of office, however, they are able to work on crafting institutions that fit their vision, based on the mandate from their constituents, without fearing that we, the public, will micromanage their every decision. It’s time to stop micromanaging our local schools, to stop putting at risk the future of our communities. Let’s allow our school boards to establish and implement our public schools’ budgets without a public vote. MICHAEL KUTNY, GREECE
Seek leadership without violence
In 2008, many anti-war voters galvanized around Barack Obama because they hoped he would follow in the footsteps of famous peacemakers such as Nelson Mandela Martin Luther King, Jr., and Vaclav Havel.
In actuality, he has always preferred the trail blazed by political soldiers such as Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy. All three of these leaders orchestrated statesanctioned violence. In pursuit of their legacies, President Obama has escalated the war in Afghanistan, permitted the assassination of an unarmed Osama Bin Laden, codified CIA-designed torture programs, maintained Guantanamo as a clandestine prison complex, violated international law by deploying drones over the sovereign borders of Pakistan, and exercised the War Powers Act to overthrow Muammar Gadhafi in Libya. Has President Obama deceived his anti-war base, or have they deceived themselves? This is a difficult but important question to ask. Whether the anti-war coalition likes it or not, President Obama has never presented himself as a champion of Gandhian or Kingian styled nonviolence. During his historic campaign he vowed, “As president, I will pursue a tough, smart, and principled national security strategy - one that recognizes that we have interests not just in Baghdad, but in Kandahar and Karachi, in Tokyo and London, in Beijing and Berlin.” He continued: “I will focus this strategy on five goals essential to making America safer: ending the war in Iraq responsibly; finishing the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban; securing all nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists and rogue states; achieving true energy security; and rebuilding our alliances to meet the challenges of the 21st century.” Barack Obama has always expected the military to play an integral role in safeguarding and promoting American interests. In contrast to the Bush administration’s catastrophically confused invasion of Iraq, the war in Afghanistan continues to be marketed as an authentic fight against genuine terrorism. The choice for
President Obama has never been between nonviolence and violence; the choice has always swung between the two extremes of justified war and criminal silence. The unbridled machinery of American military power has been used quite brutally at times by the Obama administration to justify the procurement of American “interests”. The criminal silence represents all of the innocent detainees languishing inside the unlit chambers of Guantanamo, the murdered children of Pakistan who have been ripped apart by drone strikes, and the unreported victims of nameless massacres. This inspection of American foreign policy will strike some readers as appallingly unpatriotic. These readers will point out that Osama bin Laden authored the assassinations of more than 3,000 unarmed people; that drones protect American soldiers; and that torture is a necessary method to be used against unfeeling enemies. But these rationalizations fail to live up to the high ideals of our Constitution. As Americans, we should strive to act better than Osama bin Laden. As Americans, we should defend people’s right to receive a fair trial. And as Americans, we should banish the use of torture. Perhaps M.K. Gandhi said it best: “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” Elsewhere the Mahatma wrote, “hatred ever kills, love never dies; such is the vast difference between the two.” An imperishable trust in the power of love to overcome hate is the essence of true patriotism. GEORGE PAYNE, ROCHESTER
George Payne is a Peace and Justice Educator with the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
Dogs and wildlife can co-exist
I am opposed to a dog park in order to protect the wildlife within the park and to conserve the land for wild-
life (Planning the Future of Powder Mills Park,” May 2). If everyone would follow the rules, both humans and dogs could enjoy the park without sacrificing land for a “special” dog park. I would appreciate more collaboration between the Parks department and our nature clubs, in order to give appropriate consideration to wildlife. Last year, the meadow off Route 96 was mowed to the ground, and all meadow-nesting species, as well as butterflies, were sacrificed. I never saw the American Kingbird again. If the Parks had a conservation/environmental committee to provide guidance, these sad mistakes could be avoided. I have confidence that Mr. Staub has the best interests of the park in mind and sincerely appreciate a more comprehensive inventory of species, which he implemented. The original master plan included a species-light inventory, and Mr. Staub accommodated the request to do a redo on this. Additional input from conservation-minded organizations could help us “save a place” for wildlife. BOBBIE REIF
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The fracking debate
I have no idea which side is correct in this debate (“Fracking Claim Is Science Fiction,” Feedback, May 2). But unless we are to assume that hydrofracking is perfectly safe and its opponents are all in the pay of those nasty environmental extremists, then it does seem that there is enough legitimate concern to justify holding off until a consensus can be reached on ‘fracking’s long-term impact. After all, if the supporters turn out to be wrong, can we realistically expect them to respond to the resulting environmental and personal disasters with anything more concrete than a less-than-heartfelt, “Oops”? MICHAEL DEYO
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Rhetoric aside, was Jeremiah Wright wrong? The big kerfuffle over the Obama-Jeremiah Wright ad campaign came and went quickly, with the Romney camp and even the ad’s intended sponsor disavowing it. But underlying the brief flack is a serious issue, important to America’s foreign policy and to the presidential race. The proposed ad campaign would have linked President Obama to his former Chicago pastor and would remind voters of the controversial things Wright had said in his sermons – things like “America’s chickens have come home to roost” (part of a sermon Wright delivered a few days after 9/11) and “God damn America.” The suggestion: that Wright helped shape Obama’s views. I’ve never heard Wright in person. I’ve seen the snippets of the sermons that first generated the controversy about him – and I’ve also read those sermons in their entirety. I don’t agree with everything Wright said. But in my opinion, much of what he said is true – solidly grounded, by the way, in Old Testament teachings. Many Americans (particularly those who didn’t grow up in the black church or in Southern fundamentalist white churches) may find Wright’s sermon delivery overly emotional and inflammatory. But that’s an issue of style, not substance. Look at the message – the full sermons, not excerpts presented out of context — and you may see something different. Look, for instance, at this, from the post-9/11 sermon: “We took this country, by terror, away from the Sioux, the Apache, the Arawak, the Comanche, the Arapaho, the Navajo. Terrorism. We took Africans from their country to build our way of ease and kept them enslaved and living in fear. Terrorism. We bombed Grenada and killed innocent civilians – babies, nonmilitary personnel. We bombed the black civilian community of Panama with Stealth bombers and killed unarmed teenagers and toddlers, pregnant mothers and hardworking fathers.” And: “We bombed Iraq, we killed unarmed civilians trying to make a living. We bombed the plant in Sudan to pay back for the attack on our embassy – killed hundreds of hard-working people – mothers and fathers who left home to go that day, not knowing they’d never get back home. We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York
Look at the message – the full sermons, not excerpts presented out of context — and you may see something different.” and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye. Kids playing in the playground, mothers picking up children after school – civilians, not soldiers. People just trying to make it day by day.” Listening to that litany, do we feel like singing “God Bless America”? In his post-9/11 sermon, Wright expresses grief and horror at the American lives lost. But, he adds: “America’s chickens are coming home to roost. Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred, and terrorism begets terrorism.” Yes, the days of slavery and Indian “removal” are in the past. And I know that many Americans believe that our actions in Hiroshima, Sudan, Grenada, and even Iraq were justified. But many do not. And currently, our drones are killing innocent people along with suspected terrorists. And some politicians are still pushing for military action against Iran. Meanwhile, at home, income disparity is growing. And some of the money we spend on the defense budget would be better spent on education, child care, health care. It matters whether our foreign policy is based on a belief that the United States is better than all other nations. It matters whether that policy is based on a belief that a higher power blesses us above all others in the world, and thus whatever actions we take are not only acceptable but right. And whether or not we believe in a higher power – whether or not we believe that a higher power exacts justice (that God might damn America) – don’t we think there are consequences to what we do? Isn’t there an important lesson in Jeremiah Wright’s sermons? Can’t we talk about this? Shouldn’t we?
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Vargas proposes cuts in executive benefits
Rochester schools superintendent Bolgen Vargas says members of the Superintendent’s Employee Group should pay at least 10 percent of their health insurance costs. Currently, SEG members pay nothing. Vargas said several weeks ago that he would make cuts at the top and use the money to hire art, music, and physical education teachers.
Brooks opposes GOP bill
Maggie Brooks opposes the House Republicans’ version of the Violence Against Women Act, says a Brooks spokesperson. The act was first approved in 1994 and has been renewed each year. Brooks and other critics oppose the House’s new bill because it doesn’t protect Native American, undocumented, and LGBT domestic violence victims. Brooks, a Republican, is running for Congress against Democrat Louise Slaughter this year. She is currently Monroe County executive.
Minimum wage bill passes Assembly The State Assembly passed legislation to
increase the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour and to provide for yearly increases based on inflation. Senate Republican leaders oppose the bill, however, so it’s unlikely to get a vote in that chamber. New York lawmakers last approved a series of minimum wage increases in 2004.
Sports Centre in trouble
MEDIA | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
Conference to mark IndyMedia’s 10th year
The Sports Centre at Monroe Community College, which is not affiliated with the school, is in financial trouble, the Democrat and Chronicle reported. The Sports Centre has in recent years struggled to pay its lease, its taxes, and possibly even payroll.
Unions to contribute to health care?
Rochester Mayor Tom Richards presented a $488 million budget plan for 2012-2013 that cuts the tax rate, freezes the tax levy, and proposes no cuts to libraries, recreation centers, or Neighborhood Service Centers. But Richards says it’s time for union employees to begin contributing to their health benefits. Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon is working with the unions on an agreement.
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Occupy Rochester’s live streams from Washington Square Park could be maddeningly unreliable. The problems could’ve been related to the technology, or insufficient preparation, or any number of issues, says Andy Dillon of Rochester IndyMedia, an independent media outlet that generally focuses on progressive issues. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Rochester IndyMedia is holding a regional conference to help groups like Occupy learn audio and video production skills, interviewing techniques, live streaming, and other skills. There will also be discussions on poverty and the media, attacks on the rights of journalists, and many other topics. Dillon says he hopes the conference builds and strengthens relationships between independent media, activists, and the community. Another goal: to build confidence and technological competence among these groups so they can share their stories on their terms. “It’s important we all tell our stories and interact as much as possible,
especially people who are involved with social change work,” Dillon says. “A lot of organizations wait for the media to show up when they could be creating their own narrative.” Presenters at the June conference include author and activist Yusef Shakur, Democracy Now! Producer Mike Burke, and Leslie Pickering, founder and former spokesperson for the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office. Dillon says it’s unusual for a collective like Rochester IndyMedia to last. The groups tend to form around a specific issue, he says, and dissolve afterward. Rochester IndyMedia’s longevity as well as its success sharing stories sometimes overlooked by more mainstream media are two of its most significant accomplishments, Dillon says. Rochester IndyMedia’s “Transforming Media” conference will be held June 8 to 10 at the Flying Squirrel Community Space on Clarissa Street. Registration and other information: rochester.indymedia.org.
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Teachers say they shouldn’t be held accountable for students who aren’t in school at least 80 percent of the time, since those students will probably fail state tests. “No matter how many millions of dollars are at stake, we will not agree to any evaluation plan that doesn’t take student attendance into account.” [ Adam Urbanski ]
EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
The teacher evaluation boondoggle The struggle to agree on a teacher evaluation plan that suits the city school district, the Rochester Teachers Association, and the New York State Education Department is far from over. While Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and RTA President Adam Urbanski devised a plan that met SED approval for this year, a new agreement is needed for next year and beyond. District and RTA officials are meeting again this week to negotiate, since the SED has a mid July deadline. But there are serious sticking points, and millions in state and federal aid are at stake. Attendance is the biggest issue. Teachers say they shouldn’t be held accountable for students who aren’t in school at least 80 percent of the time, since those students will probably fail state tests. “We can’t have an agreement that discounts the relevance of student absenteeism and truancy,” Urbanski says. “This is a very basic and fundamental question of fairness.” Most school board members seem to agree with Urbanski. But state officials see attendance as a reflection of a teacher’s performance, and they say that effective teachers can keep students in class. And making allowances for low attendance might encourage some teachers to abandon students with attendance issues,
presumably to safeguard their evaluations, said Bethany Centrone at a recent school board meeting. Centrone is an attorney and chief of human capital for the district. The attendance issue was partly resolved in the current evaluation plan through a “sidebar” agreement with Superintendent Vargas, Urbanski says. The agreement says that teachers are not responsible for students with poor attendance, Urbanski says. The sidebar was not shared with SED Commissioner John King. Urbanski says that’s because it applies to the portion of the evaluation that is derived through collective bargaining at the local level. Even some board members didn’t seem to know about the supplemental agreement. The current teacher evaluation plan applies only to English and math teachers in grades 4 to 8, as well as teachers in schools that the state has identified as needing “transformational improvement,” such as East High School. The evaluation consists of two basic components. Sixty percent of the evaluation is based on nationally recognized measures that teachers must demonstrate during multiple classroom observations. The remaining 40 percent is based on student performance on locally derived tests and measurements, and scores on standardized state tests.
The standardized test component of the evaluation heightens the attendance issue. Teachers receiving a rating of “ineffective” on that component cannot receive an Adam Urbanski. FILE PHOTO effective or highly effective rating score overall, according to New York State United Teachers Union.
Cost of War AFGHANISTAN TOTALS
1,976 US servicemen and servicewomen and 1,030 Coalition servicemen and servicewomen have been killed in Afghanistan from the beginning of the war and occupation to May 11. Statistics for Afghan civilian casualties are not available. American casualties from May 7 to 12: -- Petty Officer Second Class Jorge Luis Velasquez, 35, Houston -- 1st Lt. Alejo R. Thompson, 30, Yuma, Ariz. -- Sgt. Wade D. Wilson, 22, Normangee, Texas -- Spc. Alex Hernandez III, 21, Round Rock, Texas -- Sgt. Brian L. Walker, 25, Lucerne Valley, Calif. -- Pfc. Richard L. McNulty III, 22, Rolla, Mo. -- Staff Sgt. Israel P. Nuanes, 38, Las Cruces, N.M. —
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Next year’s evaluations will apply to all
teachers in all grades, and it’s unclear how the attendance issue will be resolved. Not providing the SED with an acceptable evaluation plan could cost the district millions in state and federal aid. But the SED’s position on attendance may be evolving. Initially, the SED was not willing to make adjustments for attendance. But Commissioner King recently sent a letter to Philip Rumore, president of the Buffalo Teachers Federation, that said, “The Department’s position is clear: attendance can be included as an adjustment factor in continues on page 10
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New money, new downtown There are those who believe that the American suburbs are a post World War II experiment that will eventually and inevitably run their course. That end is being hastened, they say, by a convergence of factors, including economic pressures linked to fuel prices, and the renewed appeal of an urban lifestyle. But we’re not there yet. Mayor Tom Richards says a program that gives a substantial tax break to people who buy a home in downtown Rochester will help stabilize and revitalize the center city. The program delays full taxation on the property for nine years, with homeowners getting a 90 percent property tax abatement the first year. The program applies to both new construction and renovated properties. “The reason the city does that is it wants to encourage single-family ownership downtown, which helps to build a much more stable base than all apartments,” Richards says. “We want a mix of people downtown.” The abatement program, which was set to expire this year, just received a five-year extension from City Council. Critics of the abatement say it’s a giveaway to the wealthy. Downtown condos cost anywhere from about $130,000 to approximately $800,000 or $900,000 for the best of the best, says Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, executive director of the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation. If you’re living in a $500,000 condo, you can afford your taxes, critics say. Zimmer-Meyer includes part of Corn Hill, High Falls, and the Upper East Endlower Monroe area in her definition of downtown. The real-estate market is “self identifying” those areas as downtown property, she says. Traditionally, downtown has been defined as everything within the Inner Loop. There are a total of about 160 units of owner occupancy downtown, which is only
a tiny fraction of that housing market, Zimmer-Meyer says. There are older owner-occupied units in the Corn Hill and Grove Place neighborhoods. There’s the very high end Sagamore on East, and mixed-range Capron Lofts on South Avenue, west of Geva Theatre. Across from Hochstein on West Main is the North Plymouth Terrace project, with units starting at $225,000. Midtown Tower has been City
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talked about as a mix of rental and condos, and Sibley Tower might be a good place for more reasonably priced units, Zimmer-Meyer says. There are also “homestead properties” — three units or less — between Alexander Street and the Inner Loop, she says, adding that the RDDC’s inventory may not include all of the available units downtown. Zimmer-Meyer says the units don’t stay on the market for long. “Stop and think about that: $500,000. You have got to be kidding me,” she says. “That’s ridiculous. But they’re sold. They seem to be snapped up immediately or very close to it. We sort of suspend our normal market assessment when we look at downtown condos.” Zimmer-Meyer says there’s pent-up demand for owner-occupancy units. Developers are cautious, she says, because building downtown is expensive and complicated. “You’ve got more contamination, you’ve got more complicated buildings and structures, the sites are more difficult to do construction on, equipment is more costly,” Zimmer-Meyer says. “This is not an easy environment.” The tax abatement provides just enough incentive to overcome the challenges of building downtown, she says. But representatives of some neighborhood groups say the program is inherently unfair. If you look at it in terms of the tax levy — the total amount the city needs to collect in taxes — the well-off are getting this break on the backs of the not-as-fortunate, say some neighborhood leaders. “They’re right,” says City Council member Adam McFadden. “But that doesn’t mean that we haven’t subsidized housing for poor people, because we have.” McFadden questioned the abatement program when it came to Council for renewal. He said that in the South District — the district he represents — people are tired of hearing about programs that help downtown. He did end up voting for the renewal, however.
The Sagamore on East is a luxury condominium building at the corner of East Avenue and Scio Street. Its design is supposed to evoke an apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the 1920’s. PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK
“Maybe I’m not completely there, but my colleague [Council member] Matt Haag reminded me that downtown is a neighborhood, also,” McFadden says. McFadden and the RDDC’s ZimmerMeyer say that to look at the abatement program through the lens of poor versus rich is to take a narrow view. And Zimmer-Meyer takes issue with calling the abatement a subsidy because, she says, there’s no cash out of pocket for the city. “It’s very easy to two-dimensionalize it and say, ‘Oh, you’re just subsidizing rich people,’” she says. “In fact, you’re not subsidizing anyone. You’re allowing a situation that encourages investment and people with money to move back in after a lot of people have fled. We have lost out of this city a huge number of middleclass and upper-middle-class and upperincome people. And the city’s become very unbalanced as a result.” “Let me tell you this: if you didn’t do it, [these projects] wouldn’t get built,” ZimmerMeyer says. “So then there’s no levy. This way, at least you get it. You’re just going to wait a few more years until it starts coming in.”
National retail experts say you need between 5,000 and 10,000 residents to start attracting retail to the center city, ZimmerMeyer says. She says she’s not aware of a magic ratio of renters versus homeowners, but that homeowners are typically more invested in their property and make for a more stable city. “You’ll come to a meeting to talk about what’s going on in the street in your section of downtown or whatever,” Zimmer-Meyer says, “whereas a renter might be less inclined.” Mayor Richards says that the abatement program has brought people downtown. Since the program began about five years ago, 20 owner-occupied units have been built, he says. “It has created some number of private homes downtown which, by the way, is more than any time in the past,” he says. “Downtown will fail if everybody is low income — just as it will fail if nobody is. So the fact that we have that mix and that we’re encouraging it through this process is the kind of thing that’s going to build a successful downtown.”
About 50,000 people work downtown, and
approximately 5 million people visit each year, Zimmer-Meyer says. Total downtown population is 5,057, according to a 2011 RDDC report.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are trying to make lithium ion batteries more economical.
As electric and hybrid vehicles become more common, the question of what to do with their powered-down batteries will become more pressing. Over time, an electric battery loses its ability to hold a charge sufficient to power the vehicle. It’s not any different than the rechargeable battery in your laptop; the batteries in electric vehicles are just bigger and more powerful. While not sufficient to power a car, the depleted batteries may have other, less intensive uses, says Thomas Trabold, a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Trabold is researching these uses. For example, he says, a group of used electric vehicle batteries could be wired together to form a much bigger system, which could then be used by electric utilities to help meet peak electricity demands. Instead of ramping-up power plant production when demand is high, the energy would be drawn from the collection of old electric vehicle batteries. That would give car companies or electric vehicle owners — there’s still some question of who would ultimately own the batteries — a market for the used batteries. It’s an economic incentive that makes the technology attractive to car manufacturers and consumers. [There’d be a side benefit, too: electric companies would have to build fewer power plants to keep up with power demands.] Trabold’s work is one example of the battery research and development happening across the state, much of it right in Rochester. Other RIT professors are doing battery research, as
Smaller rechargeable batteries are used in many electronic devices. But larger batteries are used to power electric vehicles and may be used for utility-scale electricity storage.
well. And the region is home to General Motors and Delphi fuel cell labs, battery manufacturer Ultralife Corportation, and several smaller battery technology companies. And the industry is about to get a big boost. The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium — a group of companies, universities, and state government officials — plans to establish a battery commercialization center at Eastman Business Park in Rochester. NY-BEST plans to spend $20 million equipping space at the park for battery testing, prototyping, and pilot manufacturing. The park will also give researchers and companies an opportunity to directly collaborate, which will help move advances from the lab to the market. Battery and energy storage is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, says William Acker, executive director of NY-BEST. The emerging growth areas are transportation and use in the electricity grid. Between the research and development work that’s already happening and the commercialization center, Rochester is poised to be the hub of New York’s battery industry. With the right moves, New York could become a global leader in the industry. It has the brainpower and the high-tech manufacturing knowledge to make that happen, Acker says. “We say that this is an industry that’s going to make, conservatively, tens of thousands of jobs [in New York State] over the next decade,” he says.
NY-BEST made a deliberate decision to build the commercialization center
at Eastman Business Park. Many of the processes that Eastman Kodak worked to perfect are also used to build batteries and energy storage systems, specifically the coatings technologies. Historically, Kodak’s key product was film stock coated with an emulsion. That’s what consumers get when they buy a roll of film. But the process of coating thin layers with other materials is also used to make solar cells and, yes, batteries. “That kind of connects all of that combined knowledge that was developed by Kodak for a century, essentially, and that can play a big role in launching the next century of technology companies,” Trabold says. The Eastman Business Park also has a 130 megawatt power plant, though it must be upgraded in the near future to meet state anti-pollution requirements. The plant is capable of producing more power than the average New York wind farm. The plant and accompanying power grid will be vital for testing batteries, particularly the large-scale batteries for use in power grids; that would be critical in Trabold’s secondaryuse research. Other infrastructure will allow testing at different temperatures and at different scales. Researchers may also be able to work with other clean technology and renewable energy companies that are setting up at the business park.
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The commercialization center will help
universities across the state get their research into the market. The research often focuses on making batteries work better, or making them more cost effective. Some researchers are developing new materials for anodes and cathodes: integral parts of any battery. Researchers are able to do smallscale experiments in labs at their schools, but generally can’t build much more than small test cells. The commercialization center will let them build prototype batteries and run them through a gamut of tests. That will help researchers gather data on reliability and performance, which they can present to interested companies. At RIT, Trabold and another professor, Gabrielle Gaustad, are working to make
Gabrielle Gaustad, a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, is doing research on lithium ion battery recycling.
One way to recycle batteries is to shred them and melt down the metals inside.
batteries more economical. They’re looking to find new uses after the batteries can no longer serve their original purpose. The batteries could be refurbished and reused for their initial purpose, put into use for a less-intense application, recycled, or some progression of those options. For example, some electric vehicles are money-losers for the companies that make them, says Trabold, who was an engineer at General Motors’ Honeoye Falls fuel cell lab. The market is still maturing, as is the technology. But the economics become more attractive if you can find new uses for the batteries, Trabold says. To make their cases, researchers need data. For example, if Trabold wants to convince electric utilities that they can use collections of used batteries to help meet peak demands or to store energy from intermittent renewables like wind and solar, he has to prove that the batteries will be reliable. That means he’ll have to test how those batteries charge and discharge, and he’ll have to show how they perform. That requires space and large electric loads, Trabold says. Gaustad’s research looks at recycling the
materials in lithium ion batteries, which are used to power everything from smart phones to the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf. The intent of her research can be summarized in a single question: Is it worth it? She says it is, but that the answer isn’t as straightforward as it seems. It’s a balancing act between economic and environmental factors.
Electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies are attractive because they hold potential environmental benefit. But there are several methods of recycling the batteries, and the goal is to identify methods and technologies that do not negate the environmental benefits. One involves re-melting the materials, but another involves extracting them via acid. “That might economically be good because you get the high-value materials out, Gaustad says. “But from an environmental perspective, it might not be ideal. Those are the kinds of questions we’re trying to answer.” There’s also the question of resource supply. If Gaustad can help battery developers make highly recyclable products, she might also help them avoid material scarcity. That would help keep costs down. Gaustad says she wants her findings to inform development of new batteries and technologies. She says she wants to identify which materials have the highest value for recycling, whether it makes more sense to promote remanufacturing or to reclaim materials, and when it makes the most sense to reuse instead of recycle batteries. She says she hopes her work also informs future policy on battery recycling. The commercial center will give Gaustad more opportunities to work with battery developers. “We’re scientists and we’re engineers and we’re really trying to make change,” she says. “But in an operationalized way: something that can be used and implemented.”
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Rochester Prep’s administration will hold a public meeting to discuss its future plans in Rochester at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,
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New charter school discussion
May 23. An Uncommon Schools charter school, Rochester Prep will apply to the SUNY Board of Trustees shortly to open another school in 2013. The school would open with grade 5 and grow to a K-8 school. The public meeting is at 1020 Maple Street. RSVP suggested, but not required: 270-1241.
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Writers & Books will host a talk by Don Bartalo, author of “Closing the Teaching Gap: Coaching for Instructional Leaders,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. Bartalo, a former principal
and school administrator, coaches teachers and educators on how to improve their classroom skills. There will be a discussion period after the talk. The event is at 740 University Avenue.
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the evaluation plans. However, it should be just that — a factor, not a reason to exclude an entire segment of students (particularly large numbers of low-income students and students of color) from the evaluations process.” It’s unclear at this point what, exactly, King means by an “adjustment factor.” Urbanski says the RTA’s stance on attendance is a matter of principle. “No matter how many millions of dollars are at stake, we will not agree to any evaluation plan that doesn’t take student attendance into account,” he says.
Even if the attendance issue is resolved,
some school board members have strong reservations about the state’s overhaul of teacher evaluations. “Why are we doing this?” board member Van White asked Centrone. “What are they [the SED] really going to do with this information?” One of the main reasons for doing the evaluations, some board members say, is to help identify and get rid of ineffective teachers. The process can take years. But Centrone said she is not optimistic that the new evaluations will expedite matters.
Dining hand-rolled cigars, and live music. Also: beer. Tickets start at $40; further details are available at rochesterrealbeer.com.
Rochester’s very first Food Truck Rodeo takes place on Thursday, June 21, 5-9 p.m. at the Public Market. Popular mobile munchies such as Le Petit Poutine and Sammich! are scheduled to participate, their wares augmented by a microbrew garden and music from the likes of the Public Market Band. Want to know more? Call the Market office at 428-6907 or visit the Public Market page at cityofrochester.gov. The Market is located at 280 N. Union St.
From Harry G’s New York Deli & Cafe: The Douglas, The Pittsburgh, and a Cobb salad (counter clockwise, from front). PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK
A New York state of mind [ CHOW HOUND ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO
Odds are that many of Brandon Greenwald’s culinary-school classmates at the Charlotte, North Carolina, outpost of Johnson & Wales have spent their time since graduation last year making their bones under some demanding chef in hopes of becoming the next Rene Redzepi or David Chang. But not Greenwald, who took on a challenge that would test even the most seasoned pro: cooking up a restaurant from scratch. And just last week, with the backing of his girlfriend’s parents, Al and Marybeth Giglio, Greenwald launched Harry G’s New York Deli & Café, named in honor of his Bronx grocer grandfather. Located in the former South Wedge home of Obatala Shango (that’s now over on State Street, for all your Santería needs), Harry G’s is a bright, airy spot that features Heather Galler’s funky cityscapes on the walls along with tables that practically beg you to doodle on them as you await your order. “Quick, fresh, affordable” is the concise way that Greenwald describes his food, which runs the gamut from breakfasty selections like egg sandwiches and omelets to the homemade soups, baked goods, salads, burgers, and subs that Harry G’s serves well into the evening. The Thumann’s deli meats are free of both MSG and gluten, and whatever Greenwald doesn’t make in-house he sources from the best, such as bagels from Brownstein’s and rolls from Martusciello’s Bakery.
Now, when the words “New York Deli” are found in a food joint’s title, you can’t help but expect certain things. Harry G’s doesn’t disappoint, offering chicken noodle and matzo-ball soups, potato knishes, and garlicky pickles, as well as pastrami and corned beef that can share the stage with cole slaw, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing, or simply co-star with mustard on rye. You can, of course, create your own custom sandwich, or you can opt for one of Greenwald’s favorite builds, like The Pittsburgh ($7.99 for a 12” sub/$4.49 half), made from chopped steak, melted provolone, spicy Buffalo fries, cole slaw, tomato, mayo, and oil. You vegetarians are taken care of, too; try the Aunt Jill wrap ($5.99): eggplant, portobello, tomato, spinach, provolone, and spicy mayo. Harry G’s New York Deli & Café is located at 678 South Ave. Prices range from $1.99 to $7.99. It is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 256-1324, drop by the Facebook page, or visit harrygsdeli.com.
In with the new
The Upstairs Bistro at Canandaigua’s New York Wine & Culinary Center is now open, replacing the upscale Taste of New York restaurant with a more laid-back vibe that continues to showcase the best of the Empire State, from artisan meats and
cheeses to locally grown vegetables to liquid refreshment from New York’s top wineries and breweries. Visit nywcc.com for more information, or call 394-7070.
Attention, midday eaters! You’ve got a couple more options in the city. Village Gate mainstay Lento (271-3470, lentorestaurant. com) has added an 11 a.m.-2 p.m. lunch service to its plate, offering salads, soups, and sandwiches like house-smoked turkey salad ($9) and a vegan quinoa burger ($8) alongside perennial favorites like duck-fat frites ($4) as well as that refreshing raw bar. And Stafford, NY’s Red Osier (413-0151, redosiercatering. com) recently opened the Metro Café in the County Office Building on West Main Street, serving the restaurant’s legendary prime rib (on weck, $6), as well as other sandwiches, salads, and sides, to downtown diners from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Tired of all those fake suds you’ve been drinking? Rochester Real Beer Week goes down June 15-23, during which scores of local businesses will honor the art of craft brewing with tastings, food and beer pairings, concerts, and product launches. Saturday, June 16, will see a chunk of Gregory Street close down for the 6-10 p.m. anchor event, highlighted by boutique wines, local grub,
The second floor of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s historic 1905 building at 99 Court Street, formerly a passenger station on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, is now open for private events. Overlooking the mighty Genesee, the space features a full bar and seats up to 50 people in the mood for stellar barbecue. For booking info call Dino’s catering arm at 325-9127 or visit dinosaurbarbque.com.
In our May 9 column we wrote about Lettuce B. Frank, the mobile vendor selling a variety of healthier fast-food options from a cart near the University of Rochester Medical Center. Some things have changed with the operation. First, to clarify, Richard Schaeffer of Rochester’s Original Carrot Hots made the hot-sauce base we mentioned in the original story, and LBF’s David Potwin added the chopped-up soy dogs. Secondly, following the original article, Lettuce B. Frank and Rochester’s Original Carrot Hots parted ways, and LBF has moved to a new location. You can now look for Lettuce B. Frank’s green awning at 290 Crittenden Boulevard, in front of the Saunders Research Building. Visit www.lettucebfrank. com for more information about its revamped menu, featuring new items like grilled chicken, spinach, and feta sausage ($4), as well as a chick pea and carrot slider ($4). If you’re looking for the carrot hots mentioned in the original article, you can still get them through Rochester’s Original Carrot Hots, which can be found at both the Irondequoit and Fairport farmers’ markets, or sold exclusively via Shooters Curbside Grill. Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com.
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Upcoming [ POP/ROCK ] A Tribute 2 Prince ft. Filthy Funk w/Danielle Ponder, Sound Principals, George Grady and The Beautiful Ones Friday, June 8. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. $6. bugjar.com, lobbydigital.com, 454-2966.
[ POP/ROCK ] Barry Manilow Friday, September 7. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square. 7:30 p.m. $9.99-$119.99. 758-5300, bluecrossarena.com. [ POP/SHOWTUNES ] Idina Menzel Saturday, October 27. Auditorium Theater, 885 E. Main St. 7:30 p.m. $51-$76. 222-5000, rbtl.org.
Friday, May 25 Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 6:30 p.m. | $25-$30 | 232-3221, rochestermainstreetarmory.com [ Celtic Punk ] Rochester may have missed out on the
Los Angeles septet’s annual Green 17 Tour this year, but Rochesterian and electric guitarist Dennis Casey isn’t one to let a year go by without making at least one tour stop home. The band’s mash up of Emerald Isle folk and Los Angeles punk rock is only getting sharper — last year’s release “Speed of Darkness” took inspiration from the failing U.S. economy and offered Detroit-centric blue-collar anthems that merged, and expanded, the band’s palate of sound. Expect a sweaty, raucous, and Guinness-soaked good time. Brothers of Brazil open. — BY WILLIE CLARK
“Mad Men” Bash Thursday, May 24 Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 6-11 p.m. | Free | 385-8565, abilenebarandlounge.com [ 60’s ] Who isn’t a fan of good times, good television,
fancy suits, dress hats, music, and that perfect Old Fashioned? A party inspired by the hit show will bring the 60’s back in style, and Liberty Pole Way will be standing in for Madison Avenue. The Champles will be providing period music to further set the mood, and 60’s-centric drink specials include Sloe Gin Fizzes, Martinis, Manhattans, and the Old-Fashioned itself. Dig to the back of your closet and come out in your best 60’s attire and enjoy episodes of AMC’s “Mad Men” that will be playing all night. Don Draper would approve. — BY WILLIE CLARK
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[ DJ/Electronic ] It’s Thursday, and you know
what that means — time to go shake it at Dub Land. This week’s offering includes Sophistafunk, a band into the same kind of world music with the funky beats that Roots Collider has been mining so successfully. Solidisco wouldn’t be out of place at a rave. You might want to get a beeline on those glow sticks early, because with these guys on stage, they’re going to be solid gone. — SUZAN PERO
The Early November Thursday, May 24 Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 7 P.M. | $17-$20 | 325-5600, waterstreetmusic.com [ EMO ] Luckily for the members of The Early
November, an Emo outfit from just outside of Atlantic City Richard Reines from Drive-Thru Records happened to make a visit to their hometown of Hammonton, NJ, when the band was beginning to gel. Reines came by to give the group some advice and was so blown away by what he heard that he took a gamble on this young and incredibly raw indie collective, giving them a deal with his label. It paid off. The band enjoyed some early success with a couple of EPs and its 2003 full-length debut, “The Room’s Too Cold,” before releasing an epic, three-disc concept album called “The Mother, The Mechanic, and the Path.” After an extended hiatus, The Early November performed its first show in four years last September. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR.
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Preaching what TAO’s Dave Ferreira called “Rochesterfari,” (I know, wish you had thought of it first, right?) reggae legends The Wailers, just in from Brazil, served up a two-hour, deep-dish groove to a mobbed Highland Park on Tuesday, May 15, as part of the 2012 Lilac Festival. An estimated 10,000 people watched as Aston “Family Man” Barrett — the only original Wailer left wailing — led the band while it rocked authentic, digging generously into the Bob Marley book with smash hits like “Jammin,” “Could You Be Love,” and a goose-bump-raising version of “Redemption Song.” The set remained mostly mid-tempo the whole night — I would’ve personally appreciated a tempo change at some point, and I missed the live horns — as it swirled, sweated, and throbbed, and the crowd did the same. The message was wonderful and universal: one love, one race, one drop. The audience, despite its swollen ranks, seemed to adhere affably. Unfortunately, there’s no direct musical
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message admonishing litterbugs. This town is full of slobs. Later that night The Dirt Daubers brought its revved-up hillbilly music to a huge Abilene crowd — huge by Abilene standards, anyway. I mean, it gets so crowded in there sometimes, I’ve reached into my pocket and pulled out somebody else’s wallet. Featuring the brilliantly twisted mind and multi-instrumental talent of frontman/filmmaker/cartoonist Col. J.D. Wilkes of Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, as well as the Shakeshakers’ slaphappy upright bassist Mark Robertson, The Dirt Daubers gave the crowd an old tyme music kick in the pants. Wilkes’ on-stage demeanor was turned down a bit and he let the music seethe as he switched off with his lovely bride, Jessica (he done got her in Rochester, donchyaknow), and played in the country fringe that is often eviscerated and put on display with the Shack Shakers. It was a downright bodacious and hellacious hootenanny on a Tuesday night. Lawd, lawd...
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Music “It was the old ‘cut me so I know I’m alive’ thing,” he says. “Very subconsciously.” Renewed, Lickers dove into writing and
Goodbye Ronnie, the new project by former BML drummer Ronnie Lickers (right), is a more somber affair than his previous raucous outfits. PHOTO PROVIDED
Hello Goodbye Goodbye Ronnie w/Melody Calley, The Temperamental Falcons Wednesday, May 30 Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. | $5-$7 | bugjar.com reverbnation.com/goodbyeronnie [ PROFILE ] By Frank De Blase
Guitars don’t have lonesome strings. You can’t find a melancholy key on a piano. Music in general only possesses as much emotion as its composer puts in as he or she works with the limited variations of the eight notes found in each key. Yet within this neutral medium stands Ronnie Lickers, a man who may very well have stumbled upon the lonesome strings and the melancholy keys with his new project, Goodbye Ronnie. Goodbye Ronnie is a far cry from the thundering abuse Lickers delivered on the drums in progressive metal monster outfit BML and more in line with the roots rock he tackled with Tell The Cold Wall. The intensity is the same, and perhaps even more acute as Lickers weaves his way through music that is epically stark and achingly beautiful. You can hear the 14 City MAY 23-29, 2012
air breathe between the notes, you can see the dust. It’s an acoustic-based, soulsearching endeavor for Lickers full of love songs, love-gone-wrong songs, and lullabies for insomniacs. It’s been a long road to Goodbye Ronnie. After BML’s less-than-permanent retirement
from the scene in 2008, Lickers started to focus on songs he had written on acoustic guitar. He fleshed them out with Tell The Cold Wall. The band came close, but didn’t measure up to Lickers’ goal. He doesn’t blame the band. “I think they were following me too much,” he says. “Maybe my vision was wrong. I went and got friends. Maybe they didn’t fit in as well, but they were friends. I would blame me more than anyone. I’m not a very good teacher. I kind of knew it once I listened to it in the studio.” Lickers took the blame and assumed the guilt. “I went into a little slump,” he says. “I just kind of went into my own little woe-isme thing. I didn’t do anything. I didn’t touch a guitar, I didn’t touch anything for a year. I had just given up. I was like, ‘Nothing’s like how I envision it in my head.’ I wanted to get it out of me and it never came out the way I wanted it to, and I said, ‘Well, screw it.’”
A work-related injury two years ago put him on pain pills, his frustration and depression kept him on them. Soon he was hooked. But the complacency and isolation eventually got old and after a year of wallowing around, he kicked his own ass back in gear. “I was done sitting there doing absolutely nothing,” says Lickers. “I was barely going out, life was going by. It was the pills, man. And I finally said, ‘I gotta get off.’ So I weaned myself. I had these beautiful guitars laying around and I reminded myself, that’s my high of highs: playing music.” Though Goodbye Ronnie is a direct response to this period in his life, Lickers does not glorify it, despite its catharsis. “People say, ‘Well, you know, you lived through it, and that’s how you got to this,”’ he says. “Yes, I understand that. But I don’t ever want to do that again. I didn’t go to doctors, I did it myself. I did it too quick, so instead of being sick for three to four weeks, I was sick for six to seven. And it was horrible. I don’t want to live through that again. I don’t want to go through that to get to this.” But the fact is, he did. He wonders aloud if it wasn’t somehow on purpose; creating the wound so he could heal.
reflecting. “I’m a deep thinker,” he says. “I love songwriting. It’s such a challenge. What am I best at? Drumming. I’ll tear the ass out of some drums. But just making this little three- to fiveminute piece of music takes me six weeks to get even halfway. This was a very personal thing. I wasn’t going to release this album. But I had all these friends encourage me to do it. I was like, ‘Who would give two craps about Ronnie besides me?’ This was all very selfish.” Despite Goodbye Ronnie’s deeply personal lyrics, it is not beyond accessibility or empathy. Still, Lickers felt like he was sticking his neck out and opening himself up for criticism. “It was a scary thing, especially where I come from,” he says. “The heavier rock… and a lot of my friends are into metal. So it was a scary thing to show anybody. It was personal as hell.” But it wasn’t like he was playing disco. “Well,” says Lickers. “It felt like that in my brain. It was sappy, acoustic, from the heart.” Lickers started writing and tightening up his material in August of last year and took it into Watchmen Studios in January. It was during this time that he came across vocalist Melody Calley at a BML show. The two became friends and Lickers invited her aboard. “Her voice is just strong, powerful, natural, raw, dirty… perfect,” he says. “I’d always wanted to do something that was me and female vocals.” By the time he hit the studio, Lickers had 30 tunes in various stages of completion. Still, skepticism and self-doubt plagued him. “I didn’t know what I had,” he says. “I didn’t know if it was so original it was bad or so original it was brilliant, I just didn’t know.” His worry wound up baseless. The record is brilliant. The 10 tracks on Goodbye Ronnie’s eponymous debut flow with a dark yet fluid grace that counters and supports the lyrical weight. “Begin Again Begin,” with its cello and finger-style guitar, swims in the listener’s headspace like Leonard Cohen or some of the stuff Chris Whitley did toward the end of his life. Even within this pervading melancholy, Goodbye Ronnie makes you feel good. This isn’t a downer. “I’m not a depressed person,” says Lickers. “I’m a sad person. The way I grew up, it’s just instilled in me. But it’s just a part of me; I love to laugh, l love to have a good time.” So what part of Ronnie is getting a ticket on the Adios Express? “I think it’s goodbye to all the stuff we carry with us,” he says. “So I can move on and be all the good things people want to be in the world.”
Wednesday, May 23 Open Jam w/The King Bees. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. bealestreetcafe. com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Serenity Trio Jazz. Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington. proseccoitalianrestaurant.com, 924-8000. 6 p.m. Call for info. Suzanne Marie Monroe. Lemoncello, 137 W Commercial St, E Rochester. lemoncello137. com. 8 p.m. Free. Tinted Image. Bistro 135, 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] Algernon Cadwallader w/ Abandoned Buildings Club, Black Throat Wind, and Speaker for the Dead. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com, 4542966. 9 p.m. $6-$8. Mrs. Skannotto w/Argus Eye. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N Water St. waterstreetmusic. com. 8:30 p.m. $5-$7. Spiritual Rez. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Free.
Thursday, May 24 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Evan Van Kouwenburg:. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. bouldercoffeeco. com. 8 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. Six Pockets, Ridge Hudson Plaza.sixpockets.net, 266-1440. 7:30 p.m. Free. Pat Kane. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St, East Rochester. mcgrawsirishpub. com, 348-9091. 7 p.m. Free. The Towpath Cafe “Songwriter Series” hosted by Maynard ft. Steve Lyons. Towpath Cafe, 6 N Main St, Fairport. 377-0410. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ Blues ] Dan Schmitt. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. bealestreetcafe. com, 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Mick Hays Band w/Ezra & the Storm. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. stickylipsbbq.com. 9 p.m. $5. Natalie B Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Free. [ Classical ] Eastman at Washington Square Noontime Concerts. First Universalist Church, Court St. & S.Clinton Ave. 275-1400, esm.rochester.edu/community/ calendars/lunchtime. 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Free. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Dorian. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. tcrileysparkpoint.com, 272-9777. Call for info. DJ Noname. Vertex, 169 N Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Sal DeSantis. Center Cafe, 150 Frank DiMino Way. iaccrochester.org, 594-8882. 7 p.m. Call for info.
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Rochester native Chris Wilson has a beautiful voice. Wilson first gained national attention on MTV’s “The Cut,” a forerunner of “American Idol” where the singer-songwriter won the viewer’s choice award for his performance. Wilson’s album “About Me” leans on the softer side of acoustic rock. An alt-folk version of disco hit “I Will Survive” is an imaginative arrangement of the original that illustrates his gentle tenor. Throw in a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and there won’t be a dry eye in the house. Chris Wilson performs Thursday, May 24, 8 p.m. at Lemoncello Café & Lounge, 137 W. Commercial St., East Rochester. Free. 385-8565, lemoncello137.com. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR Thursday Night Shakedown. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966, bugjar. com. 11 p.m. Free. Tiki Thursdays: Shotgun Music DJ. McGhan’s, 11 W Main St, Victor, NY. 924-3660. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tilt-a-Whirl Drag Show. Tilt Night Club, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440, tiltroc.com. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $3. [ Jazz ] Coffey Wachala Duo. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 7:30 p.m. Free. Jazz/Wine Happy Hour w/The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. Joe Santora Trio w/Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield R, Penfield. 383-8260. 7 p.m. Free. Russell Scarbrough Soul Jazz Big Band. Tala Vera, 155 State St. tala-vera.com, 546-3945. 8 p.m. $5, dinner required in dining room before 9 p.m. Serenity Jazz Trio. Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington. proseccoitalianrestaurant.com, 924-8000. 6 p.m. Call for info. The John Palocy Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. Todd East & Friends. Pane Vino, 175 N Water St. panevinoristorante.com, 2326090. 8:30 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] Amy Montrois. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. johnnysirishpub.com, 2240990. 7 p.m. Free. Jeff Elliott. Irondequoit Ale House, 2250 Hudson Ave. 544-5120. 5 p.m. Free. Livin’ it Up at Lovin’ Cup: Something Else, The Driftwood Sailors. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. lovincup.com, 2929940. 8 p.m. Free.
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Friday, May 25 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Jim Lane. Schooner’s Riverside Pub, 40 Marina Dr. jimlanemusic.com. 7 p.m. Free. Kevin McCarthy. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. tcrileysparkpoint. com, 272-9777. 6 p.m. Call for info. Kevin Reynolds & Ken Snyder w/Rayce Malone. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St, East Rochester. mcgrawsirishpub.com, 3489091. 5 p.m. Free. Nick LeDuc, Kris Anauo, Kevin Murray. Blueroom, 293 Alexander St. blueroomrochester.com, 7305985. 8 p.m. Call for info. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free. Wayward Son. Sully’s Pub, 242 South Ave. 232-3960. 6:30 p.m. Free. Woody. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St, Brockport, NY. 637-2260. 6 p.m. Free. continues on page 16 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 15
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[ Classical ] RPO: A Memorial Day Tribute. Eastman TheatreKodak Hall, 60 Gibbs St. rpo. org. 8 p.m. $15-$77. Two Saints Spring Music Festival: Bruce Frank, organ. St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene Church, 17 South Fitzhugh St. 546-7730. 12:15 p.m. Free. [ Country ] JB & Company. Sevens, Rt 96, Farmington. 924-3232. 8 p.m. Call for info.
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[ Blues ] Anonymous Willpower w/Andro Zoombot. Tala Vera, 155 State St. tala-vera.com, 546-3945. 9 p.m. Call for info. Billy Joe & the Blues Gypsies w/Dave Riccioni. Six Pockets, Ridge Hudson Plaza. 2661440. 6-9 p.m. Free. Dan Schmitt. Beale Street CafeWebster, 1930 Empire Blvd, Webster. bealestreetcafe.com, 216-1070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. John Bolger Blues Band. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. stickylipsbbq. com. 9:30 p.m. $3. Steve Grills & the Roadmasters. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. The John Bolger Band. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 9:30 p.m. $3. Trilogy. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave.bealestreetcafe.com, 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. ZooBrew: Steve Grills and the Roadmasters. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Blvd. senecaparkzoo.org. 5:30 p.m. $10. 21+.
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[ Jazz ] Amanda Montone Jazz Trio. Lemoncello, 137 W Commercial St, E Rochester. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Free. Annie Wells. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Ave.thelittle.org. 8:30 p.m. Free. Bobby DiBaudo Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. Joe Santora Trio w/Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield R, Penfield. 383-8260. 7 p.m. Free. Johnny Matt Band w/Jon Seiger. Wegmans-Eastway, 1955 Empire Blvd, Webster. 671-8290. 5:30 p.m. Free. Norman Tibbils Jazz Trio. Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington. proseccoitalianrestaurant.com, 924-8000. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. Ryan T Carey. Thali of India, 3259 S Winton Rd. 427-8030. 7-9 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St Williamson, NY 5894512. PultneyvilleGrill.com, 589-4512. 7 p.m. Free.
CLASSICAL | Celebration of the Piano: Music for 2 to 16 Hands
Just when you thought you’d heard a six-handed fanfare when the Mozart triple piano concerto was performed at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance a few weeks back, now Hochstein faculty members will outdo themselves by performing music from two to 16 hands on one to four pianos. Pianists will be performing solos, duos, and multi-hand arrangements, including works of Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven, Copland, and more. A highlight looks to be eight pianists, 16 hands, four pianos for John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” “Celebration of the Piano: Music for 2 to 16 Hands” takes place Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m., at Hochstein School of Music & Dance, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. Free. 454-4596, Hochstein.org. — BY PALOMA A. CAPANNA The Moho Collective w/Seth Horan. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. lovincup.com, 2929940. 9 p.m. $3-$5. The Westview Project. Pomodoro Monroe Ave, 3400 Monroe Ave. mypomodoro.com. 7 p.m. Free. Tinted Image. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. woodcliffhotelspa.com, 3814000. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Karma w/Firered. Jukebox, 5435 Ridge Rd W, Spencerport. 352-4505. Call for info. Mesh. TC Hooligans-Greece, Greece Ridge Ctr. tchooligans. com, 225-7180. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. MoChester. Easy on East, 170 East Ave. mochestermusic@ gmail.com. 10 p.m. Free. mochester.com. [ Karaoke ] Run For The Roses. Montage Karaoke. Pineapple Jacks, 485 Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Plaza. Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 themontagemusichall.com, p.m. Call for info. 232-1520. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke. Willow Inn, 428 Manitou Sam Deleo. Perlo’s Italian Grill, Rd. 392-3489. 8 p.m. Free. 202 N Washington St, East Karaoke by Dan & Rochester. 248-5060. 6:30. Free. Sherri. Barnard Restaurant & Small Town. Johnny’s Irish Party House 360 Maiden Ln. Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 663-1250. 8 p.m. Free. johnnysirishpub.com, 224Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts 0990. 9 p.m. Free. Bar & Grill, 35 N Main St, Springer. Pelican’s Fairport. 388-0136. 10 p.m. Free. Nest, 566 River St., pelicansnestrestaurant.com, [ Pop/Rock ] 663-5910. Call for info. Aqueous. Temple Bar The Park Ave Band w/Ruckus & Grille, 109 East Ave. Juice Jug Stompers. Abilene, templebarandgrille.com, 232153 Liberty Pole Way. 6000. 10 p.m. Free. abilenebarandlounge.com, Blue Jimmy. Nashvilles, 4853 232-3230. 6 p.m. $4-$6. West Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Tommy Brunett Band. The 9 p.m. Call for info. facebook. Brighton Restaurant, 1881 East com/bluejimmy. Ave. 271-6650. 8 p.m. Free. Burn Unit w/Moon Ulcerate w/Svedkrowns, Zombies. Pineapple Jacks, Abdicate, and Goemagot. Bug 485 Spencerport Rd. Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar. moonzombiesbooking@gmail. com, 454-2966. 9 p.m. Call com. 9 p.m. $5. 21+ for info. Dog House. McGhan’s, 11 W Up2Something. Captain Main St, Victor, NY. 924-3660. Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, Call for info. Free. 8505 Greig St, Sodus Point. Flogging Molly w/Brothers captainjacksgoodtimetavern. of Brazil. Main Street com, 315-483-9570. 9 p.m. Armory, 900 E Main St. Call for info. rochestermainstreetarmory. com. 6:30 p.m. $25-$30. Flogging Molly Official After Saturday, May 26 Party w/1916. Dub Land [ Acoustic/Folk ] Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. Call for info. $5. Almost Irish. McGraw’s Irish Gator Face w/Hair Nation, Friday Pub, 146 W Commercial St, East Rochester. Nights. Nola’s BBQ, 4775 Lake Ave. nolasweb.com, 663-3375. mcgrawsirishpub.com, 3489091. 7 p.m. Free. 6 p.m. Call for info.
Ebb Tide. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W Main St., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. flahertys.com, 497-7010. Call for info. Eric Carlin. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. flahertys.com, 671-0816. Call for info. Jim Lane. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. Williamson. jimlanemusic.com. 7 p.m. Free. Kinloch Nelson & Miche Fambro. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St.tangocafedance.com. 8 p.m. $10. Steve Bartolotta. Pittsford Pub, 60 S. Main St., Pittsford. 5864650, pittsfordpub.net. 9 p.m.midnight. Free. Tom Gravino. Thali of India, 3259 S Winton Rd. 355-8206. 7 p.m. Free. [ Blues ] Industrial Blues Band. Beale Street Cafe-Webster, 1930 Empire Blvd, Webster. bealestreetcafe.com, 2161070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Joe Beard. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. dinosaurbarbque. com. 10 p.m. Free. Mama Hart Band. Village Rock Cafe, 213 Main St, E Rochester. 589-1640. 9:30 p.m. Free. Out of the Blue. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. johnnysirishpub.com, 2240990. 8 p.m. Free. Third Degree. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. bealestreetcafe. com, 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ Classical ] RPO: A Memorial Day Tribute. Eastman TheatreKodak Hall, 60 Gibbs St. rpo. org. 8 p.m. $15-$77. [ Country ] Cold Cross Creek. Nashvilles, 4853 West Henrietta Rd. 3343030. 9 p.m. Call for info. Doublecross. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m. $3. West of the Mark. Jukebox, 5435 Ridge Rd W, Spencerport. 352-4505. Call for info. [ DJ/Electronic ] Big Dance Party w/DJ Jon Herbert. Tilt Night Club, 444 Central Ave.232-8440, tiltroc. com. 10 p.m. $3. DJ Big Reg. Venu Resto-Lounge, 151 St Paul St. 232-5650. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex, 169 N Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJs Richie Salvaggio, Kalifornia. One, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 10:30 p.m. $5 after 11 p.m. Flashback Saturdays w/DJ Lino, Dino from Fickle 93.3. Nola’s BBQ, 4775 Lake Ave. nolasweb.com, 663-3375. 9 p.m. Call for info. La Selva. Tilt Night Club, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ Jazz ] Andy Calabrese Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free.
Chris Wilson. Lemoncello, 137 W Commercial St, E Rochester. lemoncello137.com. 8 p.m. Free. East End Jazz Boys. Havana Moe’s, 125 East Ave. 3251030. 9 p.m. Free. Four on the Floor. Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington. proseccoitalianrestaurant.com, 924-8000. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. Fred Stone. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 8:30 p.m. Free. Jazz at Jazzy’s. Jasmine’s Asian Fusion, 657 Ridge Rd, Webster. 216-1290. 8:30-11 p.m. Free. Joe Santora Trio w/Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield R, Penfield. 383-8260. 7 p.m. Free. Special Blend. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. woodcliffhotelspa.com, 3814000. 7:30 p.m. Free. Stephane Wrembel. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. bouldercoffeeco. com. 6 p.m., 9 p.m. $20. The Judah Sealy’s Band. Tala Vera, 155 State St. tala-vera. com, 546-3945. 9 p.m. $5. [ Open Mic ] Drum Joy: Drumming Circle. Christ Church Unity, 55 Prince St. 615-8296, firstname.lastname@example.org. 1-3 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] “DeadRoc” Metal Show. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Plaza. frontgatetickets.com, themontagemusichall.com. 7:30 p.m. $5. Back In Time w/Funky Blue Roots. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St, Sodus Point. captainjacksgoodtimetavern.com, 315-483-9570. 5 p.m., 9 p.m. Call for info. Free Ride. McKenzie’s Irish Pub - W. Henrietta Rd. mckenziesirishpub.com. 9 p.m. Free. Haewa w/Deep Blue Dream. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. email@example.com. 8 p.m. $5. Me & The Boyz. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. pelicansnestrestaurant.com, 6635910. Call for info. Orient Express Band. Sevens, Rt 96, Farmington. 924-3232. 8 p.m. Call for info. Patrone, Mancuso & Sampagnaro. The Brighton Restaurant, 1881 East Ave. 2716650. 8 p.m. Free. Roc of Lovin’ 2012 w/Sim Redmond Band, Mochester. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. lovincup. com, 292-9940. 4 p.m. $10. Rochester Metal Fest: 2012 Edition ft.Mobile Death Camp w/ Order of the Dead, Malformed, Infernal Abyss, and Clear and Present Anger. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com, 4542966. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. Seven Witches w/Steel Kingdom, Single Bullet Theory. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd W. 621-1480. 9 p.m. $7-$10.
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Winding streets and magnificent boulevards were not the only things Woody Allen used to conjure up the early decades of the 20th century in “Midnight in Paris.” He also offered generous helpings of the Django Reinhardt-evoking music of guitarist Stephane Wrembel. But, as Wrembel’s wonderful new album “Origins” amply demonstrates, that’s only one facet of his oeuvre. The music, ranging from rock to flamenco, is Wrembel’s signature brand of world music. The last time I heard Wrembel play it was in front of 1000 appreciative fans in the Big Tent at the Rochester International Jazz Festival. It should be a far more intimate affair when he takes the stage at Boulder Coffee in the South Wedge.
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Stephane Wrembel performs at Boulder Coffee, 100 Alexander St., Saturday, May 26, 6 & 9 p.m. $20. 454-7140, bouldercoffeeco.com. — BY RON NETSKY Sirens & Sailors. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N Water St. waterstreetmusic.com. 5:30 p.m. $10-$12. Steve Bartolotta. Pittsford Pub, 60 S. Main Street, Pittsford. pittsfordpub.net, 586.4650. 9 p.m. Call for info. The Po’ Boys Brass Band, The Mighty High & Dry. Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. abilenebarandlounge.com, 232-3230. 9 p.m. $4-$6.
Sunday, May 27 [ Acoustic/Folk ] A Benefit for Ghana ft. Mosaic Foundation, Audioinflux, Subsoil. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N Water St. waterstreetmusic.com. 5 p.m. $6-$10. AcoustiCollider w/Papi Chulo. Roam Cafe, 260 Park Ave. 360-4165. 8:30 p.m. Free. Celtic Music. Temple Bar & Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 10 p.m. Free. The Bop Shop presents: Runa, Aaron Jones & Claire Mann. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. lovincup.com, 2929940. 8 p.m. $20. Traditional Irish Music Session. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. johnnysirishpub.com, 2240990. 5 p.m. Free. [ Blues ] Alan Murphy Trio. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. bealestreetcafe.com, 2714650. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ Classical ] Alex Boye’. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Rochester Stake Center, 1400 Winton Rd. 489-5487. 7 p.m. Free. Eastman at St. Michael’s Concert Series. St Michael’s
Church, 869 N Clinton Ave. esm.rochester.edu. 2:30 p.m. Free. Going for Baroque Organ Recital. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave.276-8900. 1 & 3 p.m. Free w/admission. [ DJ/Electronic ] Goodknews All White Party. Maxwell’s Resto Lounge, 169 St. Paul St. 503-2669. 10 p.m. Call for info. Sun Terrace. One, 1 Ryan Alley. oneclublife.com, 546-1010. 4 p.m. $3-$5. White Party 2012. Tilt Night Club, 444 Central Ave. 2328440. 9 p.m. $5-$15. White Party ft. DJ Blake. 140 Alex, 140 Alexander St. 2561000. Call for info. Free. [ Jazz ] Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch). Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. woodcliffhotelspa.com, 3814000. Call for info. Free. Captain Marvel. Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington. proseccoitalianrestaurant.com, 924-8000. 6 p.m. Call for info. [ Pop/Rock ] Mitty & the Followers w/Dave McGrath. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St, Sodus Point. captainjacksgoodtimetavern. com, 315-483-9570. 2 p.m., 9 p.m. Call for info. Skycoasters. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River Street. pelicansnestrestaurant.com, 663-5910. Call for info. The Agonist w/Freya, Safety Off, and Laestrygonia. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave.bugjar.com, 4542966. 9 p.m. $8-$10. The Midcard. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd W.6211480. 9 p.m. $5-$7. continues on page 18 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 17
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DUE TO THE HOLIDAY MANY REPEATING EVENTS MAY NOT BE TAKING PLACE, PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM [ Acoustic/Folk ] Jumbo Shrimp. Marge’s Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. 5 p.m. Call for info. 21+. Micah w/Payton Marovitch, Sam V. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com, 454-2966. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8. [ Blues ] Tony Gianavola. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. bealestreetcafe.com, 2714650. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ Jazz ] Gap Mangione & The Solo Piano Series. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. woodcliffhotelspa.com, 3814000. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] Friends Unplugged. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St, Sodus Point. captainjacksgoodtimetavern. com, 315-483-9570. 3 p.m. Call for info. Tryst. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. pelicansnestrestaurant.com, 663-5910. Call for info.
Tuesday, May 29 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Golden Link 5th Tuesday Members’ Showcase Concert. 12 Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 Winton Road South. goldenlink. org. 7:30 p.m. $5. Reggae Night. Elite Bar & Grill, 398 W Main St. 527-8720. Call for info. Teagan Ward. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. bealestreetcafe.com, 2714650. 7 p.m. Call for info.
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BLUES/ROCK | Bonnie Raitt
After a slight hiatus from the musical spotlight, bluesy pop soulstress Bonnie Raitt is back with “Slipstream,” her first album since 2005. “Slipstream” is more of Raitt’s signature bluesy twist on another batch of well-written material, including stuff by folks like Joe Henry. Raitt’s playing hints at the blues as it hovers in pop comfort and accessibility — a long way from her humble beginnings, when songs like “Mighty Tight Woman” wallowed chin deep in the salacious side of the blues. Bonnie Raitt performs Sunday, May 27, 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Gibbs Street. This show — a preview concert for the 2012 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival — is sold out. For more information visit rochesterjazz.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE Karaoke w/DJ Vee. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. tcrileysparkpoint.com, 2729777. Call for info.
[ Classical ] 40th Annual International Viola Congress. Various. esm. rochester.edu/ivc2012. Various.
[ Pop/Rock ] Don Christiano..With a Little Help From My Friends-The Beatles Unplugged. Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. abilenebarandlounge.com, 232-3230. 8 p.m. $2. White Woods w/The Blind Owl Band, Under the Eaves. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com, 454-2966. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
[ Jazz ] El Rojo Jazz. Bistro 135, 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 6625555. 6 p.m. Call for info. Marco Amadio. Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington. proseccoitalianrestaurant.com, 924-8000. 6 p.m. Call for info. Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Ave.t helittle.org. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Jam w/The King Bees. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. bealestreetcafe. com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Band. Ontario Beach Park, 4800 Lake Ave. 865-3320. 6 p.m. Call for info.
Wednesday, May 30
[ Acoustic/Folk ] Acoustic Open Jam hosted by The Druids. Rabbit Room Restaurant, 61 N Main St, Honeoye Falls, NY. thelowermill.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ Classical ] Annie in the Water. Sticky Lips Barbershop Harmony. Harmony BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson House, 58 E Main St., Webster, Rd. stickylipsbbq.com. 9 p.m. NY. chorusofthegenesee.org. 7 Free. p.m. Free. Open practices/try outs. Jim Lane. Lemoncello, 137 W [ Jazz ] Commercial St, E Rochester. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Gabe Condon. Bistro 135, Free. 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 662Reggae Lounge w/DJ 5555. 6 p.m. Free. Ras Courtney, DJ FreakA-Nature. Abilene, Jeff Slutsky. Lemoncello, 137 W Commercial St, E Rochester. 153 Liberty Pole Way. abilenebarandlounge.com, lemoncello137.com. 8 p.m. 232-3230. 8 p.m. Free. Free. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Mark Bader. Prosecco Italian Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. Restaurant & Bar, 1550 woodcliffhotelspa.com, 381Route 332, Farmington. 4000. 5:30 p.m. Free. proseccoitalianrestaurant.com, 924-8000. 6 p.m. Call for info. Tommy Gravino. Rio Tomatlan, 5 Beeman St, Canandaigua. 394Tinted Image. Woodcliff Hotel 9380. 6:30 p.m. Free. Salsa & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. w/Shelia dancing during the woodcliffhotelspa.com, 381performance. 4000. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke. 140 Alex, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Pineapple Jacks, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Call for info.
[ Blues ] Open Blues Jam w/The King Bees. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave.bealestreetcafe.com, 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
[ Pop/Rock ] Boneyard w/The Cheetah Whores. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N Water St. waterstreetmusic.com. 8:30 p.m. $5-$7. Count Blastula. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Free. Goodbye Ronnie Album Release Show w/Melody Calley, The Tempermental Falcons. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com, 454-2966. 9 p.m. $5-$7.
George Taylor — have been working toward this congress for two years. Rodland says, “It really has taken over my life, and the rest of my life didn’t get to stop. I’ve been glued to my computer whatever airport I’ve been in. It’s been a huge undertaking.” The IVC opens on Wednesday, May 30 at noon
Martha Mooke (pictured) is one of the performers at the 2012 International Viola Congress, which returns to Eastman School of Music for the second time in its 40 years. PHOTO PROVIDED
The past is prologue 40th International Viola Congress Wednesday, May 30-Sunday, June 3 Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1100, ESM.Rochester.edu/IVC2012 [ PREVIEW ] BY PALOMA CAPANNA
“You can’t deny when you look at the repertoire, we don’t have any of the major composers — Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius. On the other hand, the International Viola Congress we’re bringing to Rochester is showcasing a completely changed view of the viola.” So says Philip Ying, violist for the Ying Quartet, and a co-artistic director of the upcoming 40th International Viola Congress. Ying is also on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, which will host the IVC. Ying says, “It’s true, if you look at the viola in certain ways, it has been a neglected instrument, and perhaps not commanding the same kind of respect over the years as the violin, piano, and cello.” Ying credits the International Viola Congress for making a tremendous impact upon the level of virtuosity and artistry, as well as the body of compositions for viola. He noted as a point of pride that there is no comparable international gathering to the IVC for either violin or cello. The IVC, which runs from May 30 to June 3, is a five-day international congress for several hundred violists, which will include non-stop performances and programs from solo recitals to world-premiere compositions in two separate nights of performances with the Rochester
Philharmonic Orchestra. Performances will take place in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Hatch and Kilbourn recital halls, and rehearsal and studio spaces at ESM. This year’s congress represents the first time
there has been a repeat location for the event. The IVC was previously hosted by ESM in 1977. The theme of the congress, “What’s past is prologue,” reflects the honor of the school again hosting the event. “The International Viola Congress is a five-day, international music festival that runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with performances from Baroque to the newly minted,” says Carol Rodland. “People can tailor their choices to their interests.” Along with Ying, Rodland is another of the three co-artistic directors for the IVC, and also a faculty member at ESM. Rodland explains that even with so many concerts being performed, scheduling is organized such that only one recital or concert will take place at a time. All events are open to the public. Those wishing to attend should go first to the welcome desk at the Main Hall to ESM (enter as if you were going to Kilbourn Hall), where you will pay a small fee for individual events or purchase a multi-day pass. At the time of our interview, Rodland said that more than 400 people had already registered, and will arrive from across the United States and all over the world, including China, Chile, Germany, England, Korea, South Africa, Israel, Poland, Finland, Switzerland, Argentina, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Rodland says that the three co-artistic directors — including ESM viola faculty member
with a recital performed by the ESM and Beijing viola ensembles, followed by a recital at 1 p.m. on the Baroque viola, viola da gamba, and harpsichord in corresponding historical works by such composers as J.S. Bach. At 5:30 p.m. it’s the works of living composers for viola, including three world premieres. The night of May 30 at 8 p.m. is also the launch of live broadcasting from Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre in conjunction with WXXI FM 91.5, hosted by Julia Figueras. Performing will be the IVC 2012 Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Wolfram Christ, a former principal violist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. If you’re familiar with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concerts conducted on Thursday nights and repeated on Saturday nights, take note that under new Artistic Director Arild Remmereit the format has changed to include variations between the two nights during some of the concert pairs. This will be true for the two RPO concerts during the IVC on Thursday, May 31, and Saturday, June 2; each will feature different programs of viola concertos. The May 31 RPO program features a concerto for two violas by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931), “Two Paths: A Dedication to Mary and Martha,” featuring Cynthia Phelps and Rebecca Young. Phelps is the principal violist with the New York Philharmonic and is on faculty at the Juilliard School. The Saturday RPO program will include the world premiere of Olly Woodrow Wilson, Jr.’s “Viola Concerto,” featuring Marcus Thompson. Wilson is an American composer of African-American descent born in 1937. Thompson, also African-American, is on faculty with the MIT music program and the New England Conservatory of Music. Rodland says that Remmereit asked her for compositions featuring women composers and African-American composers, “and we were able to deliver both the composers and the soloists,” she says. Another interesting concert offering includes “Viola After Dark” on Thursday, May 31, at 9:30 p.m., which Ying describes as exploring alternative styles of viola playing, including Martha Mooke’s performance on a “pluggedin,” or electric, viola. Mooke has toured with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Peter Gabriel, and Enya, and performances span Philip Glass at Carnegie Hall to MTV with Bon Jovi. If you’re still debating whether to attend the IVC at Eastman, even after reading all of this, Ying has one final thought. “[The IVC] is like Haley’s Comet — if it only comes every several decades, people shouldn’t miss it.”
[ OPENING ] “Albert Paley’s The Mastery of Metal” Thu May 24. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Place. 7-9 p.m. 292-1430, nanmillergallery.com. “Bloom” by Kevin Harwood Thu May 24. The Gallery Annex, Dallywater’s, 83 Geneva St., Geneva. 7-9 p.m. 315-719-0140. Honeoye Falls-Lima Senior Show Thu May 24. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St, Honeoye Falls. 6-9 p.m. Free. 624-7740, millartcenter.com. “Traveling Exhibition: Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals” Thu May 24. Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 7 p.m. 4612000, www.jccrochester.org “Things and the People and Places Using Them” Sat May 26. Flour City Bread Company at the Public Market. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org [ CONTINUING ] DUE TO THE HOLIDAY, SOME VENUES MAY BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 28. CALL PRIOR TO VISITING. 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor 1570 East Ave. Through Jun 15: “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.5 p.m. and weekends by appt. 770-1923. Artisans’ Loft 4135 Mill St, Pultneyville. Through May 27: “The New Psychedlia” by Neil Montanus | Ongoing: “Dream Sails...and More” by David Chamberlain; “Waterscapes” by Lee Hanford; “Trees and More” by Rocky Greco. Fri 1-3 & 6-8, Sat 1-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. 315-589-5000 A.R.T.S. Gallery at Aviv Café 321 East Ave. Through May 30: “Draw Me” by Richmond Futch Jr. Fri 6-11 p.m., Sun 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 729-9916. Arts & Cultural Council Gallery 277 N Goodman St. Through May 24: Oriental Carpets from 1600 to the Present. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 473-4000, artsrochester.org. The Assisi Institute 1400 N. Winton Rd. Through May 31: “Sacred Structures.” Tue-Thu noon-6 p.m., Fri noon-8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 473-8731. Axom Gallery 176 Anderson Ave. 2nd floor. Through May 26: “Convergence” by Paul Garland. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 12-5 p.m. 232.6030 x23, axomgallery.com. Baobab Cultural Center 728 University Ave. Continuing: Magnificent Africa. Thu-Fri 5:30-9 p.m., Sat 2-4 p.m. 5632145, thebaobab.org. Barnes and Noble Gallery 3349 Monroe Ave, Pittsford. Through May 31: Webster Art Club’s Spring Art Show. Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 586-6020, barnesandnoble.com. Black Radish Gallery Village Gate, D Entrance, 274 N. Goodman St. Through May 26: “Clay, Glass, and Beyond.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 125 p.m. arenaartgroup.com continues on page 20 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 19
Art Exhibits B.T. Roberts Memorial Hall Gallery at Roberts Wesleyan College 2301 Westside Drive. Through June 30: “Vapors: The Brevity of Life” by Athesia Benjamin. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 594-6800, nes.edu. Bug Jar 219 Monroe Ave. Through May 31: THE LOBBY Presents: Lea Rizzo. Mon-Sun 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. 454-2966, bugjar.com, lobbydigital.com Coach Street Clay 39 Coach Street, Canandaigua. Through Jul 21: “Where You Go, I Go,” New Work by Peter Pincus. Call for hours. 474-3103, coachstreetclay.com. Crocus Clay Works Gallery Hungerford Building Door #2, Suite 225, 1115 E. Main St. Through May 26: “Adornments: Spring Accessories” by Tanvi Asher. Tue-Wed 5-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m., or by appointment. 469-8217, crocusclayworks.com. A Different Path Gallery 27 Market St., Brockport. Continuing: First Annual Brockport Artists Guild Exhibit. Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 637-5494, differentpathgallery.com. Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame 36 S. Main St., Canandaigua. Through May 26: “Art of a Family Tree.” Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 396-7210. The Firehouse Gallery @ Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Ave. Through May 26: “Arranging Function: The Interpretive Table,” ceramic work by students of Alfred University. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat noon-4 p.m. 2441730, geneseearts.org. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery 3165 East Ave. Through May 31: “Warm Weather Visions” by Elizabeth Liano. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 381-1600, friendlyhome.org. The Gallery Annex Dallywater’s, 83 Geneva St., Geneva. Opens May 24: “Bloom” by Kevin Harwood. Call for details. 315719-0140. Gallery at the Art & Music Library University of Rochester River Campus, Rush Rhees Library, Wilson Blvd. Through May 26: “misremembrance” by Shirley D. Zimmer-Kidd. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-midnight, Fri 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m., Sun noon-midnight. 275-4476. Gallery @ Equal=Grounds 750 South Ave. Through May 31: “Seasons of Change: Multi-media works of art by Allison J. Nichols.” Tue-Fri 7 a.m.-Midnight, Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-Midnight. gallery@ equalgrounds.com. Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union 395 Gregory St. Through Jun 29: The Work of Cheryl and Don Olney. Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 461-2230, genesee.coop. George Eastman House 900 East Ave. Through Sep 16: 20 City may 23-29, 2012
ART | “Palimpsest”
Oxford Gallery’s annual spring exhibit is typically centered around a theme dreamed up by owner James Hall, who then invites artists from the solid pool of talent he represents to create a work under that theme. This year it’s “Palimpsest,” which literally refers to an antique document, where the original text as been scraped away and the document is reused, but traces of the original text remain. A “palimpsest” also refers to an image where another, earlier, ghostlier image can still be seen beneath it. A palimpsest “usually conveys a sense of its own past: of meanings hidden in time, of opportunities lost, or of things only partially remembered,” says the provided statement. Fifty participating regional artists created works that interpret the theme literally or symbolically, via method or metaphor, or both. The exhibit remains on view through Sunday, June 2, at the gallery (267 Oxford St., 271-5885). Visit TuesdayFriday, noon-5 p.m., or Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information or to preview some works in the show, visit oxfordgallery.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY “See: Untold Stories.” | Ongoing: “Cameras from the Technology Collection,” and “The Remarkable George Eastman.” | Tue-Sat 10 a.m.5 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. $4-$12. 2713361, eastmanhouse.org Gilded Square Picture Framing & Gallery 714 University Ave. Continuing: “Framed” artwork by Keith Uhrich & Michelle Michael. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 4612808, gildedsquare.com. Image City Photography Gallery 722 University Ave. Through Jun 10: “Sequences” by David Moog. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun noon-4 p.m. 482-1976, imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions 3300 Monroe Ave. Through May 31: “Moulin Rouge” series by Linda Kall. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun Noon-5 p.m. 264-1440, internationalartacquisitions.com. Jewish Community Center 1200 Edgewood Ave. May 23-Jul 22: “Traveling Exhibition: Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals.” Wed 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun Noon-6 p.m., and Mon-Tue by request. 4612000, www.jccrochester.org Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Gallery St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Through Jun 25: Rochester Art Club Spring Show. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 899-3720. Little Theatre Café 240 East Ave. Through May 25: “Cover
Girls Women in History” by Patti Ambrogi. Sun 5-8 p.m. MonThu 5-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m. 258-0403, thelittle.org. Lorette Wilmot Library @ Nazareth College 4245 East Ave. Through May 31: “Exposed: Rochester’s Hidden Victims of Homelessness PhotoVoice Exhibit” by Leanne Charlesworth. Call 389-2129 for hours. naz.edu. Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Ave. “What’s Up” lecture, First Sundays, 2 p.m. | Ongoing exhibits: “At the Crossroads,” “Seeing America,” “Italian Baroque Organ,” “Brunswick Armor,” “Judaica.” | Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m., $5-$12. Thu night reduced price: $6 from 5-9 p.m. 276-8900, mag.rochester.edu. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St, Honeoye Falls. Opens May 24: Honeoye FallsLima Senior Show. | Through Jun 3: Pinhole Camera Art: Professional Photographers’ Point of View. Featuring John Neel, Andrew Davidhazy, Craig Barber, and Rick Shannon. Mon-Fri & Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. 6247740, millartcenter.com. My Sister’s Gallery The Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Through May 28: “Happiness, Fun, and Art,” a display of artwork by the residents of Episcopal SeniorLife Communities. Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 546-8439. Nan Miller Gallery 3450 Winton Place. May 24-June 23:
“Albert Paley’s The Mastery of Metal.” Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 292-1430, nanmillergallery.com. Ock Hee’s Gallery 2 Lehigh St. Through May 25: “Transformations,” Women’s Fashion Exhibit. Thu-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 624-4730, ockhee@ frontiernet.net. Orange Glory Café 240 East Ave. Continuing: “Poster and Fine Art Show” by Carla Bartow. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 232-7340. Outside the Box Art Gallery Suite 104, The Box Factory, 6 N. Main St., Fairport. Through May 31: “Purse-sonalities.” Call for details. 377-0132 Oxford Gallery 267 Oxford St. Through Jun 2: “Palimpsest.” Tue-Fri Noon-5 p.m; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885, oxfordgallery.com. RIT Univeristy Gallery 90 Lomb Memorial Drive. Booth Hall. Through May 26: “Frances & Albert Paley.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 475-2404. Rochester Regional Community Design Center Hungerford Complex/E. Main Business Park. Door 3B. Continuing: “Corn Hill: What’s Next?” Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. 271-0520, rrcdc.com. Roz Steiner Art Gallery Genesee Community College, 1 College Rd., Batavia. Through Jun 28: Student Digital Art Show. Call for hours. 343-0055 x6448, genesee.edu. Rush Rhees Library Rare Books and Special Collections University of Rochester River Campus, Rush Rhees Library, Wilson Blvd. Through Aug 17: “Picturing AIDS and Its Publics,” educational AIDS posters from the Atwater Collection, and “Springing to Life: Moveable Books and Mechanical Devices.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 475-6766. Sage Art Center UR River Campus. Through August 2012: Photo exhibit by Thomas Evans, curated by Jessica Holmes. MonThu 9 a.m.-11p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun 2-6 p.m. 2735995, rochester.edu/college/AAH/ facilities/sage Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. Through Jun 15: Color Photographs by Pat Wilder. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 461-4447, lumierephoto.com. Starry Nites Café 696 University Ave. Continuing: Colleen Virdi. Mon-Thu 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri 7:30 a.m.-midnight, Sat 8 a.m.midnight, Sun 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 271-2630, starrynitescafe.com, shoefactoryarts.com. Stella Art Gallery & Studio 350 West Commercial St., East Rochester. Continuing: “Faith in Art.” Thu 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat noon-9 p.m. stellaartgalleryandstudio.com. Strong Behavioral Health University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave. Through Jun 25: “Balance.” Visit site for hours. urmc.rochester.edu. Tap & Mallet 381 Gregory St. Continuing: “Paintings by Bradley Butler.” Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun 4 p.m.-12 a.m. 4730503, tapandmallet.com. Visual Studies Workshop 31 Prince St. Through Jul 9:
York Rd., Pavilion. linwoodgardens. org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Suggested donation $8, $10 for guided tours.
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LECTURE | Sixth Grade Skate Park Symposium
Is 6th-grade research enough evidence to convince the City of Rochester to build four neighborhood skate parks? Judge for yourself as the students from Genesee Community Charter School host a Skate Park Symposium at the National Museum of Play at The Strong (1 Manhattan Square) on Wednesday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. The students collaborated with the Friends of ROC City Skate Park to propose — through original research, interviews, and site visits to successful park systems — four satellite parks as offshoots to the 73,000 sq. ft. skate park set to open in 2015. The students themselves will be presenting the keynote address, while five other speakers from Rochester’s skateboarding, political, and cultural communities are scheduled to take part in the evening. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information on the Skate Park Symposium visit gccschool.org. For more information the Roc City Skate Park visit roccitypark.org. — BY ANTOINETTE ENA JOHNSON “Reversing the Catastrophe of Fixed Meaning” by Scott McCarney. Thu 5-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 12-5 p.m., and by appt. 4428676, vsw.org. Wallace Library Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Through Aug 6: “The Light of the Sublime: The Works of Rumi as Interpreted by Zahra Partovi and Vincent FitzGerald & Co.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.noon and 1-5 p.m. 475-4213. Wayne County Council for the Arts 108 W. Miller St., Newark. Through Jun 9: “Shape Shift,” Contemporary Quilts by Marcia DeCamp. Thu-Sat 12-3 p.m., and by appt. 315331-4593, email@example.com, waynearts.wordpress.com. Webster Public Library 980 Ridge Rd., Webster. Through May 31: Webster Art Club. Call for hours. 872-7075. Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr., Canandaigua. Through Jun 1: Student Honors Art Exhibition. Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun noon5 p.m. After May 21: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 394-3500 x7369, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Yards 50-52 Public Market. Through May 27: RIT School of American Craft BFA Glass Exhibition. Tue, Thu, & Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. attheyards.com.
Art Events DUE TO THE HOLIDAY, SOME VENUES MAY BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 28. CALL PRIOR TO VISITING. [ Thursday, May 24 ] The Chili Art Group Meeting. Chili
Senior Center, 3235 Chili Ave. cag.vpweb.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ Saturday, May 26 ] Albert Paley Artist Talk. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Pl. 2921430, nanmillergallery.com. 2 p.m. Free.
Comedy [ Wednesday, May 23 ] Whose Line is it Anyway? Harro East Ballroom, 155 Chestnut St. dansmallspresents.com. Doors 7 p.m. show 8 p.m. $40, register. [ Thursday, May 24 ] Laugh Riot Comedy Presents The Tweet Riot Comedy Show! 1115 E. Main St., #248. dario@ laughriotcomedy.com. 9-10 p.m. $5. [ Thursday, May 24Saturday, May 26 ] Andy Hendrickson/Josh Potter. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd, Webster 14580. 671-9080, thecomedyclub.us. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m. $9-$12.
Dance Events [ Friday, May 25 ] Draper Center Keep Families Dancing Benefit Performance. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. 461-2100, drapercenter.com. Doors 6 p.m., performance 7 p.m. $10-$15.
[ Thursday, May 24 ] Night at the Zoo: Fun for the whole family. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Blvd. 336-7212, senecaparkzoo.org. 6-8:30 p.m. $7-$10. Planet Blast. Seneca Meadows Education Center, Black Brook Road, Seneca Falls. 315-5395624. 8-9:30 p.m. Free. [ Saturday, May 26 ] Practice ACT. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free, register. Grades 9-12.
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Lectures DUE TO THE HOLIDAY, SOME VENUES MAY BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 28. CALL PRIOR TO VISITING. [ Wednesday, May 23 ] Improving Oral Health for People with Developmental Disabilities. Rochester General Hospital, 1425 Portland Ave., Twig Auditorium. 275-2917, urmc.rochester.edu. 5-7 p.m. Free, register. Natural Solutions to Sleep Problems. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. [ Thursday, May 24 ] The Mansions of East Avenue Then and Now. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd. 359-7092, hpl. org. 7-8:30 p.m. Free, register. Topics in Spirituality: Important Spiritual Messages for this Day of Age. Penfield Community Recreation Center, 1985 Baird Rd, Penfield. 340-8655, penfield. org. 7 p.m. $10, register. [ Wednesday, May 30 ] Sixth Graders Host Skate Park Symposium at The Strong. Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Sq. 271-4552 x463, email@example.com. 7 p.m. Free.
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[ Wednesday, May 23 ] Book Discussion: Brown Bag Book Discussion: “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan. Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8375, libraryweb.org. Noon-1 p.m. Free.
[ Saturday, May 26Monday, May 28 ] Linwood Gardens Tree Peony Festival of Flowers. Linwood Gardens, 1912
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Art York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which reads “New York State Superfund Project.” Breanna has since been aided by Sojourner House and lives in an apartment with her mother, and they hope to buy a house this year. Nearly every image taken by mothers of
“Mattresses in Wedge – Rochester, NY,” a photo by Breanna, one of the formerly homeless participants of the PhotoVoice exhibit currently up at Nazareth’s Lorette Wilmot Library. PHOTO PROVIDED
A voice for the voiceless “Exposed: Rochester’s Hidden Victims of Homelessness PhotoVoice Exhibit” Through May 31 Lorette Wilmot Library, Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave. 389-2457, naz.edu Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed on Memorial Day)
relatively secure, shy away from those closer to the abyss. “Exposed: Rochester’s Hidden Victims of Homelessness PhotoVoice Exhibit,” held in the Lorette Wilmot Library lobby at Nazareth College, offers a public platform for the arcane side of Rochester, as experienced by former homeless individuals, who interpret their experiences through a series of photographs and writings that accompany each image. The exhibition “allows members of the homeless community to share their daily living conditions and struggles while stimulating new ideas and solutions to the epidemic of homelessness,” per the press release.
[ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
In the autumn of 2011, Leanne Charlesworth,
In our general dissatisfaction with the particulars in our lives, there are countless things we take for granted. Among these are the very basic protections and comforts: a safe place to rest, regular showers, clean clothing and a safe place to keep it, and the resource to feed ourselves when we hunger. But perhaps the greatest thing we take for granted is our voice — the fact that should we ask for help, we will be heard and likely aided. We have that security. For many people living on the streets of Rochester and beyond, this is not the case. The current exhibit at Nazareth College seeks to provide a voice for the voiceless and a window for the ignorant into the homeless experience in Rochester. The invisibles and the cast aside of Rochester tread cold and indifferent waters as we, the 22 City may 23-29, 2012
associate professor of social work at Nazareth, initiated the PhotoVoice Exhibition in an effort to bring awareness to homelessness in Rochester, while simultaneously building the participants’ photography and writing skills. Cameras for the project were donated by Kodak and distributed with the help of Homeless Services Network to individuals who have accessed housing support provided by the Center for Youth, Mercy Community Services, Sojourner House, Wilson Commencement Park, and YWCA. The project “intends to combat common misconceptions about and bring awareness to the issue of homelessness in Rochester,” says Charlesworth in a provided statement. A majority of the respondents to the call for participants were youths ranging from ages 10
to 20, and mothers leading their struggling families. “The individuals involved in the project are actually representative of the homeless community in Rochester,” says Charlesworth. “It is a common public perception to think of homeless persons as older individuals struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues. In fact, the growing homeless segments in Rochester and the nation are youth and mothers with children. The PhotoVoice project represents these two sectors, and hopefully changes the view of who we are talking about.” The imagery in the show isn’t what you might expect, and ranges widely from self portraits, to snapshots of children, to images of where participants used to huddle, to sites of aid, and seemingly unrelated scenes that are interpreted for those of us who are blind to this strata of life. In “Mattresses in Wedge,” an image taken by 12-year-old Breanna in 2011, our castoffs become dugouts for the desperate. Two mattresses lean on their sides between a chainlink fence and garbage containers; Breanna used to stay here when she needed a place to rest and hide. “This is my house,” she wrote in the accompanying statement. “I use it as a house when it is dark outside so no one sees me. So my house is someone’s old garbage left for me to live my life outside. I hide underneath my worn out mattress and your old junk. This is my house. This is my castle.” Ironically, the bulk of the image is taken up by a sign posted by the New
their children show smiles. In the writings the women express grief over their children suffering, but explain that they wanted to use the exhibit as an opportunity to record their kids smiling and happy. Abandoned houses are also a repeating theme, and though they are seen as a problem by many officials and residents in Rochester, they are often both the seeming last hope and a hellish dwelling for the homeless. In many cases, where we simply see a broken-down structure, the PhotoVoice participants see more. “Tragic House” by Jothan, age 10, features red-painted siding and boarded-up windows, and is accompanied by the following: “I am sad because this looks like a great house and something tragic happened to it.” In addition to gaining voices, participants learned new skills. Paul Porell, assistant professor in art, instructed the participants on the use of the digital cameras. Virginia Skinner-Linnenberg, professor of English, gave the participants tips on creative writing for their narrative pieces. Deborah LaBelle, associate professor and director of the information technology program, constructed a website for the project. Additionally, Director of Community Service Adam Lewandowski helped to organize transportation and childcare for the participants during their workshop sessions. The participants hope that the exhibit will empower Rochesterians to become more open minded, to appreciate their lives, and to consider contributing to advocacy efforts after visiting the exhibit. While everyone is looking out for himself in America, we move further from communities of trust and support, and lose sight of each other. We are a culture that throws away all that doesn’t immediately serve us, including people. We more or less refuse to bear witness to the suffering of others, and we grow small with the fear we have placed on the wrong people. We’ve been duped to believe there is a shortage of anything, when the problem is distribution, and the solution is awareness and activated compassion. Note that the show will also be displayed at the City Hall Link Gallery in November in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.
Literary Events Park Ave. bouldercoffeeco. com. 8 p.m. Free. [ Monday, May 28 ] Poetry Reading: Free Speech Zone Series. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 260-9005, bit.ly/rochpoets. 8 p.m. Free. Featured poet or musician followed by open mic. [ Tuesday, May 29 ] Poetry Reading: C. A. Martin. Books Etc, 78 W Main St, Rt 31, Macedon. 474-4116, email@example.com. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Writing Class: Lifting Spirits Writers Guild. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St, Brockport. 637-2260, liftbridgebooks.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ Wednesday, May 30 ] Book Group: Titles over Tea: “Snow Drops” by A. D. Miller. Barnes & Noble Greece, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 2274020, bn.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ Wednesday, May 30Sunday, June 3 ] Book Sale: Friends of Fairport Library Book Sale. Fairport Village Landing (between the Dollar Store and Skip’s Meat Market). 223-9091, fairportlibrary.org. Wed May 30 5-9 p.m., Thu-Fri 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 admission May 30.
Recreation DUE TO THE HOLIDAY, SOME VENUES MAY BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 28. CALL PRIOR TO VISITING. [ Thursday, May 24 ] Twilight Tours. Mount Hope Cemetery, 791 Mount Hope Ave. 461-3494, fomh.org. 7 p.m. $5, free to FOMH members. [ Friday, May 25 ] Saturn over the Swamp. Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, 1581 Jackson Rd, Penfield. 773-8911. 8:30 p.m. Free. [ Saturday, May 26 ] Life Science Field Trip. Ellison Park Wetlands: Lucien Morin Park, entrance on Empire Blvd. 670-9709, rasny.org. 10 a.m. Free. Wear good hiking boots. Mount Hope Cemetery Tour. South cemetery entrance, 1133 Mt. Hope Ave. 461-3494, fomh.org. 1 p.m. $5, members & children under 16 free. GVHC Hike. 1280 Moseley Rd., Rte 250, Perinton. Mike & Kathy 201-0065, gvhchikes. org. 10 a.m. Free. Moderate to strenuous/hilly 8 mile hike, Crescent Trail. [ Sunday, May 27 ] GVHC Hike. I-390, exit 11, Rush, park & ride lot. Paul & Fran 227-3180, gvhchikes.org. 9 a.m. $5 carpool. Strenuous 6 mile hike, Stony Brook park. Trot w/Troops fundraising 5K walk/run. Downtown River Walk behind Time Warner Cable at 71 Mt. Hope Avenue. TrotWithTroops.org. 9 a.m. Fundraiser, register.
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Sadly, NBC’s great “Parks & Recreation” comedy is off for the summer. But the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has events that will keep you busy for the next few months, starting this holiday weekend at Letchworth State Park, just about an hour south of Rochester in Castile. This weekend Letchworth will be launching six massed flights of more than 30 hot-air balloons at the Red, White and Blue Balloon Rally starting Friday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m., continuing Saturday and Sunday at 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and wrapping Monday at 6 a.m. Balloons will launch from the Archery Field near the Castile entrance. Balloon rides are available for a fee, and afford stunning views of the park, known as the “Grand Canyon of the East.” Bring the whole family to Letchworth on Saturday, May 26, to learn how to catch a fish, or for a free picnic featuring games, educational workshops, free lunch and fishing (no license required) and door prizes. The event takes place at the Trialside Lodge 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information on Letchworth, including a list of upcoming activities, visit nysparks.com/parks/79 or call 493-3600. — BY ANTOINETTE ENA JOHNSON [ Monday, May 28 ] Dash for Dad 5K. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way. greatprostatecancerchallenge. com/races/rochester. 8 a.m. Fundraiser, register. GVHC Hike. Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. Derek 4750923, gvhchikes.org. 10:30 a.m. Free. moderate 7 mile hike, Brighton-Rochester loop.
Special Events DUE TO THE HOLIDAY, SOME VENUES MAY BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 28. CALL PRIOR TO VISITING. [ Wednesday, May 23 ] 63rd Annual Day of Champions Dinner. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St. pressradio.com. VIP Reception 4:30-5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. $130, register. New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning will headline this year’s charity dinner. Action for a Better Community 47th Annual Meeting. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 325-5116 x1825, abcinfo.org. 5:30 p.m. Free, RSVP. Canandaigua Rotary Club Ziti Dinner. Canandaigua Academy Cafeteria, 435 East St., Canandaigua. 554-3771, 3948822. 4:30-7 p.m. $5-$7. Doodle Bugs! Children’s Centers Victor “Sneak Peek.”
Championship Hills Country Club, 675 Championship Dr., Victor. 716-668-5111. 5-7 p.m. Free. Pep Rally. Rochester Presbyterian Home, 256 Thurston Rd. 235-9100, rph. org, cottagegroverochester.org. 2-3 p.m. Free. To celebrate its re-registration as one of only two Registered Eden Alternative Communities in the area, along with Older Americans Month (May). Pop Swap. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. recordarchive. com. 6-8 p.m. Free. Pre-Exhibition Light Supper and Learn with Rabbi David Horowitz. Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 461-2000, jccrochester.org. 6 p.m. Free. In association with exhibition: “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945.” Rochester Prep Charter School 3 info session. Rochester Prep Charter School, 1020 Maple St. 270-1241, comments@ rochesterprep.org. 7 p.m. Free. Rochester Winos Wine and Food Pairing. Castaways, 244 Lake Rd, Webster. 288-2277, rochesterwinos.com. Call for details. $30-$35, register.
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senecaparkzoo.org. 5:30-9 p.m. $10. Steve Grills and the Roadmasters. Ages 21+. [ Friday, May 25-Monday, May 28 ] Roc City Rib Fest. Ontario Beach Park, 4800 Lake Ave. roccityribfest.com. Fri 5-11 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Mon 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $5, free to kids under 12.
SPECIAL EVENT | Linwood Peonies Festival
Linwood Gardens serves as a garden sanctuary set apart for reflection, creative inspiration, and tranquility. The site has been collecting and preserving tree peonies since 1940, and you can celebrate the spring blossoms with the Tree Peony Festival of Flowers that will continue Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1912 York Road in Pavilion. There is a suggested contribution of $8 for garden preservation and the option of a $10 guided tour. Live dulcimer music will be performed on Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information on Linwood Gardens or the festival visit linwoodgardens.org or call 584-3913. — BY ANTOINETTE ENA JOHNSON
Special Events Historic Walking Tour of the Village of Pittsford. Meet at Chase Bank, 31 State St. 234-0308, info@ pittsfordchamber.org. 6:15 p.m. Free, RSVP by 5/23. Juggler Wes Peden. Northridge Church, 2052 Saint Paul St. SBT@shoeboxtour.com, shoeboxtour.com. 7 p.m. Email for details. Rock Paper Scissors. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 St. Paul St. scotlandyardpub.com. 6 p.m. Free. Win cash. Single Fun Raisers Happy Hour. Valicia’s Restorante, 2155 Long Pond Road. sandraconvertino@ yahoo.com, singlefunraisers. org. 5-7 p.m. Free. Singles: Rochester’s Single Fun Raisers for people 40 and better. Tapas at the MAG. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900, mag.rochester.edu. 5-8 p.m. $4. Live music, wine & beer for purchase, tapas. [ Friday, May 25 ] Film & Dialogue: Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the
Whirlwind. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 563-2145, thebaobab.org. 7 p.m. Free, register. In Person: Actor Dabney Coleman & “Nine to Five” Screening. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. 2713361, eastmanhouse.org. 8 p.m. $6-$8. Special Centennial Cruises Celebrate Unsung Canal Technological Wonder. Departing from Schoen Place, Pittsford. samandmary.org. Fri 7-9 p.m., Mon 10-11:30 a.m. $6-$15. Spring Artisan Bazaar and Charity Event for Alternatives for Battered Women. 2Chic Boutique, 151 Park Ave. 2716111, 2chicboutique.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. We Are Change Rochester. Java’s Cafe, 16 Gibbs St. 469-2323, WeAreChangeRochesterNY.org. 7 p.m. Free. Wine Tastings. Wine Sense, 749 Park Ave. 271-0590. 5-7 p.m. Free. ZooBrew. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Blvd. 336-7212,
[ Saturday, May 26 ] “Millie and the Lords” Fundraising Event. Brighton Reformed Church Fellowship Lodge, 805 Blossom Rd. jennicacarmona.com, jessicacarmonabaez.com. 347863-3478. $25. The donation will cover food, entertainment, and a live screening of the film trailer, followed by a Q and A session. Radiohead Laser Show. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 271-1880, rmsc.org. 9:30 p.m. $6-$7. Saturday Evening Telescope Viewing. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 271-1880, rmsc.org. Dark until 10 p.m. Free. Weather permitting; call ahead. [ Sunday, May 27 ] “Red Carpet Sundays.” Club R.O.A.R., 233 Mill St. redcarpetsundays.eventbrite. com. 6-11 p.m. $5-$10. Ages 25+. Bishop Butler’s Birthday Party. Books Etc, 78 W Main St, Rt 31, Macedon. 474-4116, firstname.lastname@example.org. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Brighton Farmers’ Market. Brighton High School parking lot, 1150 Winton Road South. info@brightonfarmersmarket. org. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Flower Days at the Market. Public Market, 280 N Union St. cityofrochester.gov/ flowercitydays. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Rochester Civil Rights Front Meeting. Equal Grounds Coffee House, 750 South Ave. civilrightsfront.wordpress. com, rochestercrf@gmail. com. 5 p.m. Free. Grassroots organization for LGBT equality. The Village Knitting Circle. Books Etc, 78 W Main St,
Rt 31, Macedon. 474-4116, email@example.com. 1-3 p.m. Free. Weekly Peace Vigil. Intersection of Goodman and East. firstname.lastname@example.org. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Make your own sign, or select from one provided, and share your views. [ Monday, May 28 ] Memorial in Time of War: Remembrance and Hope. Sister Cities Bridge, Genesee Crossroads Park. none. 9 a.m. Free. Pervert Trivia Night. 140 Alex, 140 Alexander St. 140alex. com. 9 p.m. Free. Rochester Beekeepers group. Cornell Cooperative Extension-Rochester, 249 Highland Ave. 820-6619, RochesterBeekeepers@gmail. com. 7 p.m. Free. Trivia Night. The Old Toad, 277 Alexander St. theoldtoad.com. 9:30 p.m. Free. [ Tuesday, May 29 ] Gandhi Study Group. Gandhi House, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. 463-3266, annakristina. email@example.com. 7-9 p.m. Free, register. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. Jeremiah’s Tavern, 1104 Monroe Ave. 461-1313, jeremiahstavern.com, geekswhodrink.com. 8 p.m. Free. Rochester Movie Makers Member Meeting. 14th Floor Conference Room at Nixon Peabody Offices, 1400 Clinton Square. rochestermoviemakers. org/docs/rmm-clinton-squaredirections.pdf. 6:30 p.m. Free. Trivia. Dicky’s, 791 Meigs St. 730-8310. 8 p.m. Free. [ Wednesday, May 30 ] Lunch and Learn with Edward Phillips, Director of Exhibitions at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 461-2000, jccrochester.org. Noon. Free. Pop Swap. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. recordarchive. com. 6-8 p.m. Free. Public Information Meeting: Rochester Intermodal Transportation Center. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E
SPECIAL EVENT | Roc City Rib Fest
Prepare your stomachs for the barbecue extravaganza known as the Roc City Rib Fest — an event that will benefit the Galisano Children’s Hospital and a number of local charities. Hundreds of professional barbecue experts from around the country will be competing in four different competitions to win a portion of a $22,000 prize. Only the best food will be available for purchase from 14 different vendors, some traveling from far out of town — including the award-winning Texas Rib Rangers — as well as local favorites. Beside the BBQ, there will also be 23 live bands, including Andre Foxxe and Chris Beard, performing throughout the fourday festival, and the YMCA Kids Zone will be featuring large inflatables, games, and other fun activities for children. The Roc City Rib Fest opens on Friday, May 25, running 5-11 p.m. at Ontario Beach Park (4650 Lake Ave.). It continues Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and through to Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for adults ($10 for a weekend pass), and children 12 and under are free; food and drink is not covered by the admission fee. For more information visit roccityribfest.com. — BY ANTOINETTE ENA JOHNSON Main St. cityofrochester.gov/ projects. 5-7 p.m. Free.
Theater “An Evening of Albee.” Mon May 28-May 30. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. 234-1254, muccc.org. “The American Dream,” “The Sand Box,” and “Listening.” “The Calamari Sisters’ Big Fat Italian Wedding.” Continues through September 2. RAPA East End Theatre, 727 E Main St. Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m, Tue-Wed May 30 7 p.m. $39-$45. 420-8338, thecalamarisisters.com.
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Cirque du Soleil: Dralion. Wed May 23-May 27. Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Blvd. Wed May 23-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 3 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 1 & 5 p.m. $33.75-$151.75. 800-7453000, ticketmaster.com. “Company.” Continues through June 10. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Wed May 30-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m., Tue-Wed May 30 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 2324382, gevatheatre.org. Empire State Lyric Theatre presents An evening of Menotti. Thu May 24-May 26. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave.
7:30 p.m. $15-$20, register. 234-1254, muccc.org. “Kiss Me Kate.” Wed May 30-Jun 6. Continues through June 20. Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Wed May 30-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Mon 7:30 p.m., Tue-Wed June 6 2 & 7:30 p.m. $40-$42. 315-255-1785, merry-goround.com. “Leaving Iowa.” Through May 30. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Wed May 23 7 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., Wed May 30 7 p.m. $26-$36. 325-4370, downstairscabaret.com. “You Say Tomato, I Say Shutup.” Fri May 24-May 26. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 p.m. $29-$36. 325-4370, downstairscabaret.com.
Theater Auditions [ Wednesday, May 23 ] “Avenue Q.” Trinity Church, 520 South Main St., Geneva. 7 p.m. Free. 315-946-6686, gtglive.org. Seeking to cast at least 3 Men and 4 Women (up to 5 Men and 5 Women). Wear comfortable clothes for dancing and bring a prepared song to sing (accompanist provided). Puppeting will be part of the audition (puppet provided). Please keep in mind that AVENUE Q has strong adult themes, and actors must be willing to be open to joking about subjects like sex, racism, and poverty.
Workshops DUE TO THE HOLIDAY, SOME VENUES MAY BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 28. CALL PRIOR TO VISITING. [ Wednesday, May 23 ] Healing With Essential Oils. Brighton Town Park Lodge, 777 Westfall Rd. BreatheInTheBeauty@gmail. com. 7 p.m. Free. Information & Inspiration: Living Healthy with a Chronic Disease. The Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. 287-6424, mhildreth@ lifespan-roch.org. 9:30-11 a.m. Free, register. Information & Inspiration: Living to 100: Aging Successfully. The Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. 287-6424, mhildreth@ lifespan-roch.org. 6-7:30 p.m. Free, register. Information & Inspiration: Medicare 101. Lifespan, 1900 S. Clinton Ave. 2876424, firstname.lastname@example.org. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free, register. Judaism 10: Moses, Mitzvahs, Matzah & More. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. 721-7568, daorange@ earthlink.net. 7-9 p.m. $120 for 12 weeks, register. Protecting Your Creativity Protecting Your Brand. Arts & Cultural Council Gallery, 277 N Goodman St. 473-
THEATER | Cirque Du Soleil “Dralion”
Thrill seekers, risk takers, and those with a vivid imagination, prepare yourself for a visit from the strange and the fascinating, the daring and the odd. The circus is in town, but not the one from your childhood. This particular circus has captivated audiences since 1984 with its colorful, nimble, and almost surreal performers. Cirque Du Soleil will be presenting “Dralion,” a Far East-inspired show that melds traditional Chinese aesthetics with Cirque’s renowned contortionists, dancers, and breathtaking acrobats. “Dralion” brings the East and West together through a focus on the four elements in human form, and how balance is achieved through a blend of cultures, nature, and man. “Dralion” runs at the Blue Cross Arena (1 War Memorial Square) Wednesday, May 23, through Sunday, May 27. Performances take place nightly at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Saturday at 3:30p.m. and Sunday at 1p.m. Tickets range from $28 to $75. For more information or tickets visit cirquedusoleil.com/dralion. — BY ANTOINETTE ENA JOHNSON 4000 x215, ashaughnessy@ artsrochester.org. 10-11:30 a.m. $5, free to members, RSVP.
9070, breatheyoga.com. 35:30 p.m. $80-$90, register. Advanced: minimum of two years’ practice recommended.
[ Thursday, May 24 ] Altered Books in Two HandsOn Sessions. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 6:308:30 p.m. Free, register. Artist Martha Schermerhorn will demonstrate techniques for turning books into imaginative objects. Participants must sign up for both classes. Open to ten participants ages 12-adult. Comics Night Out. Books Etc, 78 W Main St, Rt 31, Macedon. 474-4116, books_ email@example.com. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Toastmasters Club 476. Holiday Inn, 911 Brooks Ave. 458-5584, rochestertoastmasters.com. 6-8 p.m. Free. The oldest, continuously operational, public speaking and educational club, east of the Mississippi.
[ Saturday, May 26 ] “The Shift” by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Healthy Alternatives 458 Stone Rd., Greece. 787-6954. 7 p.m. Free, RSVP. How to create a life of meaning and purpose. Chakra Flow: Full Day Immersion with Seane Corn. St. John Fisher College, Cleary Auditorium, 3690 East Ave. 248-9070, breatheyoga.com. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $155$180, register. All levels are welcome.
[ Friday, May 25 ] Mystics on the Mat with Seane Corn. Breathe, 930 East Ave. 248-9070, breatheyoga.com. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $65-$75, register. All levels are welcome. Tarot Demo Night with Gloria Thayer. Dark Horse Coffee, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St., B120. 285-3244. 6-6:30 p.m., available for readings after. $5. The Art of Teaching Vinyasa Flow with Seane Corn. Breathe, 930 East Ave. 248-
[ Tuesday, May 29 ] A Royal Flush. The LightHeart Institute, 21 Prince St. 2886160, firstname.lastname@example.org. 4:15-5:30 p.m. $47 per session, register. Ongoing Support [ Wednesday, May 30 ] Beginner Cake Decorating. Penfield Community Recreation Center, 1985 Baird Rd, Penfield. 340-8655, penfield.org. 6-7 p.m. $30 for series, register. Judaism 10: Moses, Mitzvahs, Matzah & More. Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. 721-7568, daorange@ earthlink.net. 7-9 p.m. $120 for 12 weeks, register.
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Brockport Strand 637-3310 89 Main St, Brockport THE AVENGERS: 7, 9:35; also Fri-Mon 4; Sat-Mon 1; BATTLESHIP: 7, 9:25; also FriMon 4; Sat-Mon 1:15; MEN IN BLACK 3: 7:10, 9:20; also FriMon 5:10; Sat-Mon 1:10, 3:10.
Canandaigua Theatres 396-0110 Wal-Mart Plaza, Canandaigua THE AVENGERS: 7, 9:35; also FriMon 4; Sat-Mon 1; BATTLESHIP: 7, 9:25; also Fri-Mon 4; also Sat-Mon 1:15; CABIN IN THE WOODS: 9; THE CHERNOBYL DIARIES: 7:25, 9:15; also FriMon 5:15, also Sat-Sun 1:15, 3:15; DARK SHADOWS: 7:10, 9:20; also Fri-Mon 4; Sat-Mon 1:15; THE DICTATOR: 7:15, 9:15; also Fri-Mon 5:15; also SatMon 1:15, 3:15; THE HUNGER GAMES: 7, 9:30; also Fri-Mon 4; Sat-Mon 1; THE LORAX: SatMon 1; THE LUCKY ONE: 7; also Fri-Mon 5; Sat-Mon 3; MEN IN BLACK 3: 3D 7:10, 9:20; also Fri-Mon 5:10; Sat-Mon 1:10, 3:10; 2D 7:10, 9:20; also FriMon 5:10, Sat-Mon 1:10, 3:10; WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING: 7:15, 9:20; also FriMon 5:10; also Sat-Mon 1, 3:05.
Cinema Theater 271-1785 957 S. Clinton St. PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS: 7; THE THREE STOOGES: 8:30.
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Return of the baron [ REVIEW ] by George Grella
“The Dictator” (R), directed by Larry Charles Now playing
After the grand, shocking success of “Borat” and the less impressive performance of “Brüno,” Sacha Baron Cohen now abandons the personae he assumed in order to dupe, sometimes cruelly, hundreds of unsuspecting citizens. Although he plays an obnoxious character once again in “The Dictator,” his movie mostly achieves its best moments through more or less traditional narrative and some easily recognizable and highly topical satire. The world of his new work
and the people who populate it occupy a place quite close to a reality we all know, the best foundation for the form. Baron Cohen plays Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of the title, who rules with absolute power a tiny North African nation awash in oil; Aladeen resembles a kind of composite of all the tyrants of recent memory. On several occasions he even invokes the sacred names of such men as Chairman Mao, Kim Jong-Il, Colonel Ghadafi, Saddam Hussein, and Dick Cheney. He travels around the desert in a convoy of gold cars, dwells in a palace decorated with images of himself, wins his own national version of the Olympic Games by shooting all his opponents, and dreams of making his nation a nuclear power. He sleeps with a succession of movie stars — Megan Fox shares his bed at the beginning of the picture, then must jet off to Italy to see Berlusconi — and papers his bedroom walls with pictures of him and all his famous bedmates (in a nice touch, one photo shows him with Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Sacha Baron Cohen in “The Dictator.” PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES
When he travels to America to address the United Nations to respond to their charges of a list of heinous crimes, his trusted advisor, Tamir (Ben Kingsley), engineers a coup, delivering him to an enthusiastic torturer (John C. Reilly) and employing a double to impersonate him before the General Assembly. Tamir plans to award his nation’s oil rights to China, Exxon, and British Petroleum, who will slice up the country and support his own dictatorship. When Aladeen escapes, “The Dictator” turns into something like a perverse and raunchy version of Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America,” as the tyrant discovers a whole new world in Manhattan, all the while retaining the innocent arrogance of the supreme leader. Most of the picture then shows his comical initiation into the ways of contemporary America, as circumstances and misunderstandings bring him into the circle of the inordinately politically correct leader of a healthfood cooperative (Anna Faris), who thinks he is the victim of Aladeen rather than the man himself. Working in the cooperative, Aladeen happily insults all the employees, mocking their ethnicity and disabilities, thoroughly misunderstanding his situation and all the people around him. Since the movie stars Sacha Baron Cohen, after all, much of the humor naturally involves unconscionable insults of all kinds, along with considerable attention to matters of sex and excrement. Consistent with all his other work in television and film,
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Direct hit [ REVIEW ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO
“Battleship” (PG-13), directed by Peter Berg Now playing
he constantly pushes the boundaries, stopping at nothing for a laugh; if the gags don’t always succeed, another one will soon follow — like other, cleaner, less objectionable comic actors, he never stops trying to extract a laugh out of virtually anything, no matter how offensive. After all sorts of silly plot twists, Aladeen manages to foil his rival’s scheme and deliver an internationally televised speech to a large group of world leaders, including the representative from China, who boasts of oral sex from his own legion of movie stars, including George Clooney. The speech also represents the satiric climax of the film, an impassioned, detailed defense of democracy as practiced in contemporary America — a rigged presidential election, a war based on falsehoods, the arrest and indefinite imprisonment of suspects without charges or trials, torturing of prisoners to obtain confessions, etc., etc., horrible etc. Absolutely serious and funny at the same time, the address simply repeats the historical record — as Ring Lardner said, “I ain’t no satirist, I just listen.” Despite its flagrant zaniness, “The Dictator” at least demonstrates that Sacha Baron Cohen can move beyond the characters who initially made his reputation. Whatever its obvious juvenility, the picture confronts an entirely familiar and even painful reality. Baron Cohen deserves some credit for the rare feat of employing actual political satire, possibly the most penetrating since Warren Beatty’s “Bulworth.”
So how ‘bout that weather? Hey, do you think I’ll Have Another will win at Belmont Park next month? Oh, and did you hear that — aw, man. I’m totally stalling. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to ease into this admission, but there’s just no way to soft-pedal it: I had gobs more fun at “Battleship” than I did “The Avengers.” Maybe my expectations for “Battleship” were so rock-bottom that I was composing a snarky review before I even saw it. (Very likely.) Or maybe I bashed my head walking into the theater and the smart parts fell out. (Less likely.) Or maybe “Battleship” is actually a spectacular piece of cinema. (Absolutely not.) Well, whatever the circumstances, and despite the stock characters, dopey dialogue, industry-standard CGI, and rah-rah jingoism, “Battleship” happens to be an unironic good time. You probably already know that the film is inspired by the classic if not-terribly-thrilling Hasbro game,
Pop star Rihanna makes her big-screen debut in “Battleship.” PHOTO COURTSY
and it takes a while for that conceit to truly surface. First, we’re introduced to our hero in typical action-movie fashion, with Alex (Taylor Kitsch, “John Carter”) demonstrating what a screw-up he is as he tries to ignore the nagging of his bossy big brother Stone (Alexander Skarsgård, “Melancholia”) and impress a girl (model Brooklyn Decker). Flashforward a few years: Alex has joined Stone in the Navy, and that girl, a physical therapist named Sam, is pestering him to ask her admiral dad (Liam Neeson in paycheck mode) for her hand in marriage. But Alex is still an undisciplined hothead, and it looks as though he’s about to get bounced from the Navy, except there’s still well over an hour and a half left in the movie. Potential redemption arrives in the form of a mysterious splashdown during a naval game in the waters off Oahu after aliens respond to a manmade beacon looking for signs of life in the universe. They definitely do not come in peace, and soon Alex, now in command of the destroyer USS John Paul Jones, is duking it out at sea with the extraterrestrials. Then, just as you’re wondering what any of this has to do with what is possibly the most cheatable game ever made, co-scripters Erich and Jon Hoeber (“Red”) opt for the ingeniously organic notions of (a) having the aliens toss up a blockade that prevents the opponents from seeing each other; and (b) forcing Alex’s new ally, Captain Nagata (Tadanobu Asano, “Mongol”), to call out coordinates at which the weapons people should aim their formidable firepower. Yeah, it’s a fairly flimsy tie-in, perhaps just something to keep Hasbro busy until “Transformers 4” bludgeons theaters in 2014. But
director Peter Berg (“Hancock”) runs with it, keeping things surprisingly nimble (132 minutes zoom by) and often quite funny while adhering to the immutable laws of summer action flicks, including the destruction of a major metropolis (so long, Hong Kong!) as well as someone surveying a screen with a solemn “My God.” Performances are exactly what they need to be, with Kitsch channeling some of his “Friday Night Lights” charisma and pop star Rihanna not embarrassing herself in her first acting role. Honestly, though, the more impressive film debut belongs to Colonel Gregory D. Gadson, an Iraqi War vet who presumably draws upon his own experiences coping with the loss of limbs as Sam’s gruff patient Mick, kicking into soldier mode when it’s time to punk down some aliens. Somehow out-Michael-Baying Michael Bay in terms of both flagwaving bombast and blatant military fetishism, Berg packs the denouement with a cadre of elderly veterans once the script remembers that this film isn’t called “Destroyer” but “Battleship.” (Battleships are traditionally harder to sink anyway, thanks to that extra peg hole.) In for a penny, in for a pound, they say, and at the moment that Alex & Co. decide to take the 70-year-old USS Missouri out of mothballs, only to find that it’s serendipitously still populated by a ready crew along with a hell of a lot of live ammo, you quit worrying about logic or propaganda as these decorated sea dogs get some much-deserved time in the spotlight. And if you think that’s corny and manipulative, just wait til the F-14s shamelessly swoop in and make off with your last lingering bits of cynicism.
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Thursday, May 24, 8 p.m. New York is rapidly succumbing to crime, but undercover cop Frank Serpico (Al Pacino) discovers something worse: rampant corruption among those sworn to serve and protect. Serpico speaks out, only to be met with obstruction, denials, and violence. One of the most acclaimed dramas of the decade. (Sidney Lumet, US 1973, 130 min.)
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Friday, May 25, 8 p.m. After suffering endless harassment from their bigoted supervisor (Dabney Coleman), office workers Judy (Jane Fonda), Violet (Lily Tomlin), and Doralee (Dolly Parton) take matters into their own hands. Nine to Five boasts a quartet of brilliant performances, highlighted by Coleman’s turn as the “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical” Franklin M. Hart Jr. Coleman will introduce the film and take questions from the audience afterwards. (Colin Higgins, US 1980, 110 min.)
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Eastview 13 425-0420 Eastview Mall, Victor THE AVENGERS: 3D 11:45 a.m., 6:45; Closed caption 12:45, 3:15, 4:10, 7:15, 9:50, 10:20; BATTLESHIP: Closed caption 12:05, 3:35, 4:35, 7:35, 9:35, 10:35; CHERNOBYL DIARIES: Closed caption 11:35 a.m., 2:05, 4:20, 7:05, 10:05; DARK SHADOWS: Closed caption 11:25 a.m., 2:10, 4:50, 7:45, 10:25; THE DICTATOR: Closed caption 11:40 a.m., 12:10, 1:55, 2:25, 4:15, 4:45, 6:55, 7:25, 9:25, 10:10; THE HUNGER GAMES: Closed caption 12:25; MEN IN BLACK 3: 3D Closed caption 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1, 2, 3, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7, 8, 9:30, 10:30; 2D Closed caption 12, 2:30, 3:30, 5, 6:10, 7:30, 9, 10; WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING: Closed caption 11:20 a.m., 2:15, 4:55, 7:40, 10:15.
243-2691 Geneseo Square Mall THE AVENGERS: 7, 9:25; also Fri-Mon 4, Sat-Mon 1; BATTLESHIP: 7. 9:25; also Fri-Mon 4; Sat-Mon 1:15; DARK SHADOWS: 7:10, 9:20; also Fri-Mon 4; Sat-Mon 1:15; THE DICTATOR: 7:15, 9:15; also Fri-Mon 5:15; Sat-Mon 1:15, 3:15; MEN IN BLACK III: 3D 7:10, 9:20; also Fri-Mon 5:10; also Sat-Mon 1:10, 3:10; WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING: 7:15, 9:20; also Fri-Mon 5:10; also Sat-Mon 1, 3:05.
Greece Ridge 12 225-5810 176 Greece Ridge Center Dr. THE AVENGERS: 3D 11:55 a.m., 6:55; 2D Closed caption 12:35, 4:15, 7:25, 10:30; BATTLESHIP: Closed caption 11:45 a.m., 1:30, 3:50, 4:25, 6:45, 7:35, 9:50, 10:35; CHERNOBYL DIARIES: Closed caption 12:25, 2:45, 5:15, 8, 10:20; DARK SHADOWS: Closed caption 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:45; THE DICTATOR: Closed caption 12:10, 12:40, 2:20, 2:50, 4:30, 5, 7:15, 7:45, 9:25, 10:10; MEN IN BLACK 3: 3D 11:05 a.m., 12:05, 1:35, 2:35, 3:05, 4:05, 5:05, 6:35, 7:55, 9:05, 10:05, 10:40; 2D Closed caption 11:35 a.m., 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35; WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN
YOU’RE EXPECTING: Closed caption 11:25 a.m., 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 10.
Henrietta 18 424-3090 525 Marketplace Dr. THE AVENGERS: 3D 11:50 a.m., 3:15, 6:45, 10; 2D 11:05 a.m., 12:20, 2:30, 3:45, 6, 7:15, 9:20, 10:40, 11:20; BATTLESHIP: 10:35 a.m., 12:25, 1:35, 3:25, 4:35, 6:25, 7:35, 9:30, 10:30, 12:05 a.m.; BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL: 10:10 a.m., 1:10, 4:05, 7:10, 10:05; CHERNOBYL DIARIES: 10:45 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8, 10:20; CROOKED ARROWS: 1:05. 6:15; DARK SHADOWS: 11:30 a.m., 2:20, 5, 7:45, 10:35;THE DICTATOR: 11:35 a.m., 12:35, 2:55, 4:10, 5:10, 7:30, 8:40, 9:45, 10:55, 11:55; open caption 1:55, 6:30; THE HUNGER GAMES: 3, 9; MEN IN BLACK 3: 3D 10 a.m., 10:25 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:05, 1:25, 2:15, 3:05, 3:35, 4, 4:50, 5:40, 6:35, 7:25, 8:15, 8:45, 9:10, 10:10, 10:50, 11:40; 2D 10:50 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 12:30, 1:50, 2:40, 4:25, 6:10, 7, 7:50, 9:40, 12:10 a.m.; WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING: 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:15, 5:15, 6:55, 9:35, 1-:25, 12 a.m.
The Little 258-0400 240 East Ave. BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL: 6:30, 9:10; also Sat-Sun 12, 2:40; DELICACY: 7. 9:20; also Sat-Sun 12:20, 3; ELEANOR’S SECRET: Sat 10; SOUND OF MY VOICE: 7:10, 9:40; also SatSun 12:30, 2:30; WE HAVE A POPE: 6:40, 9; also Sat-Sun 12:10, 2:20.
9:55; also Fri 12:15; also in 2D 2:40, 7:30; WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING: 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45.
Tinseltown USA / IMAX 247-2180 2291 Buffalo Rd. THE AVENGERS: 3D 12:50, 1:55, 4:05, 7:20, 8:25, 10:30; 2D 10:40 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 3, 5:10, 6:15, 9:30; BATTLESHIP: 10:45 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 1, 2, 3:05, 5:15, 6:20, 7:25, 8:30, 9:35; BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL: 10:30 a.m., 1:25, 4:20, 7:10, 10:05; CHERNOBYL DIARIES: 10:15 a.m., 12:40, 3:10, 5:30, 7:45, 10:20; CROOKED ARROWS: 11:05 a.m., 1:40, 4:40, 7:15, 10; DARK SHADOWS: 11:15 a.m., 2:10, 4:55, 7:35, 10:25; DICTATOR: 10:20 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:45, 4, 5:05, 7, 9:15, 10:25; MEN IN BLACK 3: IMAX 3D 10:35 a.m., 1:30, 4:25, 7:20, 10:15; also in 3D 11:10 a.m., 12:20, 2:05, 3:15, 5, 6:10, 7:55, 9:05, 10:30; also in 2D 10 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 12:55, 2:40, 3:50, 5:35, 6:45, 8:30, 9:40; WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING: 11 a.m., 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10.
Vintage Drive In 226-9290 1520 W Henrietta Rd. 21 JUMP STREET: 10:15; THE AVENGERS: 8:50; BATTLESHIP: 8:50; DARK SHADOWS: 11; DICTATOR: 8:50; GHOST RIDER 2: 10:45; JOHN CARTER: 11:15; MEN IN BLACK 3: 8:50.
Webster 12 Movies 10 292-5840 2613 W. Henrietta Rd. 21 JUMP STREET: 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55; AMERICAN REUNION: 5:30; JOHN CARTER: 2:20, 5:15, 8:10; JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND: 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; THE LORAX: 3D 3:35, 5:45, 8:30; 2D 2, 4:10, 6:55, 9:10; MIRROR MIRROR: 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35; SAFE HOUSE: 2:10, 8:20; THE THREE STOOGES: 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:15; TITANIC 3D: 3:20, 7:45; WRATH OF THE TITANS: 2:35, 5, 7:20, 9:45.
Pittsford Cinema 383-1310 3349 Monroe Ave. THE AVENGERS: 3D 1, 4, 7, 10; 2D 2, 5, 8; BATTLESHIP: 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:05; BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL: 12:50, 2:10, 3:40, 4:55, 6:30, 7:40, 9:15; CHIMPANZEE: 12:05; DARK SHADOWS: 1:45, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40; DICTATOR: 1:50, 3:50, 5:50, 7:50, 9:50; MEN IN BLACK 3: 3D 5:05,
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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper. com. [ OPENING ] CHERNOBYL DIARIES (R): From the pen of “Paranormal Activity” mastermind Oren Peli comes this horror flick about six tourists who visit the abandoned city of Pripyat, former home to the nuclear reactor workers, and soon discover they’re not alone. Canandaigua, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE (1996): Using mostly live action but no dialogue, Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer tackles the topic of desire through six characters whose public personae belie their odder, private fetishes. Dryden (Wed, May 23, 8 p.m.) ELEANOR’S SECRET (NR): The Little Buddies film series continues with Dominique Monféry’s animated piece about seven-year-old Nathaniel, who inherits oodles of classic books from his late aunt and learns that he needs to master reading in order to save the characters from the Wicked Fairy. Little HORSE FEATHERS (1932): The Marx Brothers go to college, with Groucho playing an ambitious university president whose football ringers naturally turn out to be a bootlegger (Chico) and a part-time dogcatcher (Harpo). Dryden (Tue, May 29, 8 p.m.) MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG-13): Barry Sonnenfeld reteams with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones for this threequel, which finds Smith’s Agent J traveling back to the 1960’s to stop an alien from assassinating Agent K (Josh Brolin). With Emma Thompson. Brockport, Canandaigua, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster NINE TO FIVE (1980): The great Dabney Coleman will be on hand to introduce one of the quintessential workplace comedies, in which he plays a nightmare boss who gets his comeuppance at the hands of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton. Dryden (Fri, May 25, 8 p.m.) SERPICO (1973): Sidney Lumet directs Al Pacino in this acclaimed crime drama based on the true story of honest cop Frank Serpico, whose efforts to clean up the NYPD resulted in retaliation by his corrupt colleagues. Dryden (Thu, May 24, 8 p.m.)
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Cameron Diaz (third from left) in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” PHOTO COURTESY LIONSGATE SOUND OF MY VOICE (R): Brit Marling (“Another Earth”) co-wrote and co-stars in this drama as an intensely charismatic cult leader being investigated by a journalist and his girlfriend. Little VENGEANCE (2009): French singer/actor Johnny Hallyday stars for action auteur Johnnie To as a Parisian chef who takes on the Hong Kong underworld after his daughter’s family is murdered. Co-starring Sylvie Testud as well as To regulars Anthony Wong, Lam Suet, and Simon Yam. Dryden (Sat, May 26, 8 p.m., and Sun, May 27, 5 p.m.) WE HAVE A POPE (NR): Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti
(“The Son’s Room”) plays the Holy Father’s therapist in his comedy-drama about a sad old cardinal (French legend Michel Piccoli) who suffers a panic attack upon being elected top dog at the Vatican. Little [ CONTINUING ] 21 JUMP STREET (R): Jonah Hill co-wrote the script for this tacky-looking 80’s redo, in which he and Channing Tatum go undercover at a high school to bust a drug ring. Johnny Depp cameos, and Ice Cube yells. Movies 10, Vintage THE AVENGERS (PG-13): Writer-director Joss Whedon marshals Iron Man, Thor,
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Captain America, and the rest of Nick Fury’s Avenger Initiative to save the planet from Loki and his minions. With Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and everyone else. Brockport, Canandaigua, Eastview, Greece, Geneseo, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster BATTLESHIP (PG-13): Director Peter Berg had better find a way for someone to say “You sunk my battleship,” otherwise this Hasbro action flick, in which a naval fleet takes on, you know, aliens, will officially be deemed a miss. With Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, and Rihanna. Brockport, Canandaigua, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown Vintage, Webster THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG-13): Dame Judi Dench leads a stacked cast in this ensemble piece about a gaggle of British seniors who travel to India in search of exotic sights, discount medical care, and inexpensive retirements. Co-starring Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Dame Maggie Smith. Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (R): Joss Whedon co-wrote
Apartments for Rent PAUL WOLK COMMONS CITY/435 State Street. For Rent, 1 bedroom. 100% smoke-free. Energy-efficient appliances. Laundry room. Community room. Intercom Access. Off-street parking. Rent $572 includes utilities. Income/ occupancy requirements. Call Renee for an application: 585.328.3228 ext. 1305 ROWLEY/PARK Two Bedroom Plus, Extra room. Second floor, hardwoods, appliances, quiet, sunny, private entrance, laundry, parking, heat. No pets, $825 + deposit. June 1st. 585-544-1962 SOUTHWEDGE - Gregory Street Bright, one bedroom upper apartment. Newly remodeled bath. Skylight. Appliances. Off street parking and garage. 495/month + security deposit + RG&E. 585 442 1210
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the script for the directing debut of “Cloverfield” writer Drew Goddard, a genretweaking horror flick in which a group of 20somethings on vacation learn that there is much more to their remote spot than mere evil. With Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford. Canandaigua CHIMPANZEE (G): Tim Allen narrates this documentary about a 3-year-old chimp who finds himself alone in the African forests until he is adopted by a fully grown male chimpanzee. Pittsford, Webster CROOKED ARROWS (PG-13): This feel-good sports movie takes place in the world of high-school lacrosse, with former “Superman” Brandon Routh hoping to prove his worth by coaching the Native American kids on the reservation into a championship team. Henrietta, Tinseltown DARK SHADOWS (PG-13): Tim Burton directs the comedic revamp of the cult TV show, with Johnny Depp hamming it up as Barnabas Collins, an 18th-century vampire who emerges from his tomb in the very different 1970s and must save his wacky descendants. With Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, and Eva Green.
Canandaigua, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster DELICACY (PG-13): This French romantic comedy stars Audrey Tautou as a workaholic widow whose emotional unavailability is slowly and surprisingly eroded by her friendship with a shlubby Swedish co-worker. Little THE DICTATOR (R): Sacha Baron Cohen resumes his sly, scenery-chewing ways in this fish-out-of-water comedy as the ruthless leader of an oil-rich African nation who travels to New York City to take on the UN. With Anna Faris and Sir Ben Kingsley. Canandaigua, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster THE HUNGER GAMES (PG13): Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in this adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular YA novel set in a dystopian future where teens must fight to the death on live TV. Co-starring Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Canandaigua, Eastview, Henrietta, Webster THE LUCKY ONE (PG-13): Zac Efron stars in the latest from director Scott Hicks (1996’s “Shine”), an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel about
a Marine who returns from duty in Iraq looking for the mystery woman he believed to be his good-luck charm. With Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner. Canandaigua MIRROR MIRROR (PG): Tarsem Singh follows up “Immortals” with his retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale about an Evil Queen (Julia Roberts) whose ranking as the fairest of them all is threatened by a feisty orphan called Snow White (Lily Collins). Movies 10 THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS (PG): Aardman Animation, the folks behind “Wallace and Gromit,” returns with this tale about The Pirate Captain and his efforts to win Pirate of the Year over rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz. Featuring the voices of Hugh Grant, Jeremy Piven, and Salma Hayek. Cinema, Webster WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING (PG-13): Spoiler alert! One should hopefully expect a baby, along with a star-studded romantic comedy featuring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, and Dennis Quaid Canandaigua, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster
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Commercial/ Office Space UofR/ AIRPORT AREA Brick, Mixed use building. 6,000 sq.ft. of stores/office plus 3 apartments. Owner must sell due to illness. Owner financing, no banks needed. 383-8888
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On a quiet, tree-lined street, a tiered stone garden awaits. Filled with cascading ivy, lovely bleeding hearts, tall grasses and a variety of
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flowers, this mixture of textures and natural elements provides the perfect prelude to the layers of wood, light, warmth, comfort, early 20th century and modern detail to be found at 332 Melville Street, in the heart of Beechwood.
The basement boasts a new energy-efficient gas furnace, laundry area, and large space with built-in cupboards and shelves—ideal for a den or artist studio.
Built in 1920, 332 Melville greets the visitor with a big open porch, one of the lovely amenities of the American Foursquare style. Inside the front door, guests meet a lovely mixture of Arts & Crafts and Colonial Revival detail. The main hall is a showcase of Arts and Crafts woodwork with a chestnut banister, full-paneled coat closet, and a wide chestnut entryway that leads to the living room.
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Inside the living room, rich chestnut trim is everywhere—around two leaded glass windows, on the mantelpiece over the gasburning fireplace, and highlighting the twin glass-doored built-in bookshelves that are paired so beautifully with the leaded glass. A front picture window and lovely brickwork in the fireplace complete the room, perfect for entertaining in all seasons. More chestnut enhances the dining room with its beamed ceiling. The Colonial Revival love of light fills this room, with its box bay window, leaded glass, and original etchedglass globe lighting fixtures. Just off the dining room is a butler’s pantry with many cupboards and glass-doored
On the way to the second floor, notice the lovely stained glass window with drop-pendant design. Enjoy the second floor’s original pine floors and the luxury of a walk-in closet in the master bedroom. Just off the master, relax in the cross-breeze of a historic sleeping porch. A full bath with linen closet and updated fixtures completes this floor. Just as the tiered stones provide the perfect foundation for the garden, Beechwood itself provides the perfect mixture of accessible amenities for the homeowner. 332 Melville is close to the Thomas P. Ryan Jr. Community Center, the renowned Swan Market, long-time restaurants and businesses, Sully Branch Library, John James Audubon School 33 and Interstate 590. Listed at just $49,900 with 1970 square feet, 332 Melville Street is offered by Rome Celli of Re/Max Realty Group, 7567425. Visit rochestercityliving.com/property/ R179133 for more photos. by Janet Collinge Janet works in the Local History Division of the Rochester Public Library and is the Traffic Control Box Art Coordinator for The Neighborhood of the Arts.
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Legal Ads [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Investor News Source Consulting LLC, filed Articles of Organization with NYS on February 16, 2012. Its Principle Office is 34 South Goodman Street #402, Rochester NY 14607. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 34 South Goodman St. #402, Rochester NY, 14607. Any lawful purpose. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Humbert & Swiech LLC filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/29/11. Office located in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 180 Merrick Street, Rochester, NY, 14615. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PAMELA L KAUFMAN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR PLLC. Professional Limited Liability Company, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/18/12. Office location Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to: 8339 West Ridge Rd, Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: to provide Behavioral Health Services. [ LEGAL NOTICE GENESEE CHANNEL MAINTENANCE COMPANY LLC ] Notice of Organization: Genesee Channel Maintenance Company LLC was filed with SSNY on March 29, 2012. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. PO address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon it: 361 Boxart Street, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] BURY MY HEART WITH TONAWANDA, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/24/12. 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: Kristina Nomeika, Mgr., 100 Woodsmeadow Ln.,
Rochester, NY 14623. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] 1 MAIN, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 6/6/11. 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, 1 Main St., Apt. A, Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] 2012 SA Management LLC a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on April 23, 2012. Office Location Monroe County, SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 527 Peck Road, Spencerport, New York 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization with respect to 961 West Ridge Road, LLC, a New York Limited Liability Company, were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on May 4, 2012. The County in New York State where its office is located is Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of 961 West Ridge Road, LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against 961 West Ridge Road, LLC served upon him or her is 465 Warren Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. LLC. There are no exceptions adopted by the Company, or set forth in its Operating Agreement, to the limited liability of members pursuant to Section 609(a) of the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. 961. West Ridge Road, LLC is formed for the purpose of ownership and management of commercial real property. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization with respect to ClinROC, LLC, a New York Limited Liability Company, were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on May 9, 2012. The County in New York State where its office is located is Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of ClinROC, LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and the post office address to which the Secretary of
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State shall mail a copy of any process against ClinROC, LLC served upon him or her is 56 Hunters Lane, Rochester, NY 14618. There are no exceptions adopted by the Company, or set forth in its Operating Agreement, to the limited liability of members pursuant to Section 609(a) of the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. ClinROC, LLC is formed for the purpose of Providing services to designers, manufacturers and dispensers of medical devices and products and equipment used in connection with the same in the field of Ophthalmology. [ NOTICE ] Auburn Xtreme Entertainment LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/23/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2604 Elmwood Ave. PMB 276, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] BASISTY PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/24/12. 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, 58 Valley View Dr., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] BLACK BAG CREDENTIALING, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 1/17/12. 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, PO Box 1441, Pittsford, NY 145341441. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) is proposing to collocate antennas within and on the roof at 142-feet on a 155-foot building at 1425 Portland Avenue, Rochester, Monroe County, NY. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30days from the date of this publication to: Project 61122189-AMG c/o EBI Consulting, agodat@ebiconsulting.
com, 21 B Street, Burlington, MA 01803, or via telephone at (585) 815-3290. [ NOTICE ] CLEAR SKY GPH PROPERTIES LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on May 3, 2012. LLC’s office is in Monroe County. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 100 Cummings Center, Suite 333C, Beverly, MA 01915. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] COLVI CARVER HOLDINGS LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/21/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Nicole Dunlap, 23 BruMar Dr., Rochester, NY 14606-5342. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] DISCOVERY-VI, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/26/2012. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to THE LLC 83 DEER CREEK RD. PITTSFORD, NY 14534. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] ECDS PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/30/12. 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: Hochan Son, 1305 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] EKSTEN AUTOWORKS LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 4/6/12. 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, 1399 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] EMPIRE CRAFT ALLIANCE, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/16/2012. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process
may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Ettelman & Hochheiser, 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 40, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 1555 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. [ NOTICE ] Index No. 2011-4627 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, Timothy L. Romig; Amanda M. Romig; PYOD LLC, Defendants Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated April 23, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on May 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 99 Stonecliff Drive, Rochester, New York 14616, Tax Account No. 060.59-2-45, described in Deed recorded in Liber 9704 of Deeds, page 666; lot size 45 x 177.10. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $68,783.25 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: April 2012 Richard Holtzberg, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE ] Jefferson Liquor Hut, LLC, 560 Jefferson Avenue, has filed Arts. of Org. with the NY Dept .of State (SSNY) on April 12th 2012. Its office is in, Monroe County. SSNY has been design. as agent of the upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any shall be
mailed to 1315 Jay Street, Rochester NY, 14611. The purpose of the Company is any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] LADUE PRECISION LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/12/12. 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, 859 Ladue Rd., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Not. Of Form. Of Arka Solutions, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY 04/09/2012. County: Monroe. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC, 44 Brandywine Lane, Rochester NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of DOLIN ASSOCIATES LLC, Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/30/12. Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to LLC at 11 Partridge Hl, Honeoye Falls, NY, 14472. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of SURE LUCK HOMES 019 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY )04/27/12. 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. 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 290, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of SURE LUCK HOMES 020 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 04/27/12. 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. 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 290, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not.of Form. of SURE LUCK HOMES 021 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY ) 04/27/12. 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. 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 290, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not.of Form. of SURE LUCK HOMES 022 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY ) 04/27/12. 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. 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 290, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not.of Form. of SURE LUCK HOMES 023 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY ) 04/27/12. 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. 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 290, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not.of Form. of SURE LUCK HOMES 024 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY ) 04/27/12. 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. 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 290, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not.of Form. of SURE LUCK HOMES 025 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY ) 04/27/12. 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. 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 290, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not.of Form. of SURE LUCK HOMES 026 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY ) 04/27/12. 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. 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 290, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
[ NOTICE ] Not.of Form. of SURE LUCK HOMES 027 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY ) 04/27/12. 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. 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 290, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not.of Form. of SURE LUCK HOMES 028 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY ) 04/27/12. 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. 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 290, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of SMOKESHOP WHOLESALE, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 4/26/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 62 Glendale Park, Rochester, NY 14613. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Alice Information Support, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Sec of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/18/2012. 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 served to: Alice Information Support, LLC, 2 Hunters Pointe, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 23 WAKE ROBIN TERRACE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/17/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 5503 W. Henrietta Rd., West Henrietta, NY 14586. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Real estate holdings. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability
Legal Ads Company (LLC): Name: Martha Street, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/29/2012. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 96 Martha St, Spencerport NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ALTPETER, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/14/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 2220 Highland Ave., Rochester, NY 14610. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to John Altpeter at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Broom Clean Estate Services LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/7/12 Office location: Monroe County. Princ. Office of LLC: 1000 East Ave 205, Rochester, NY 14607. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC’s princ. office. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ces A. Liquors LLC. Articles of Organization filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/7/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Madeline Torres 219 Red Hickory Drive, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CG HARDSCAPES & LANDSCAPE DESIGN LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/13/2012. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 838 Shoemaker Rd, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of CONTINENTAL EQUITY INCOME LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 12/14/2011, pursuant
to Limited Liability Company Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS designated as agent for LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: 2604 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 352, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CRANBERRY CAPITAL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United State Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of DHD VENTURES PARTNERS LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 12/14/2011, pursuant to Limited Liability Company Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS designated as agent for LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: 2604 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 352, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of EMPIRE CHEER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/19/2012. 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, 2199 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of FLEETWOOD ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/2012. 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, 48 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of HIVE @ 155 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of
State of NY (SSNY) on 5/10/12. 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, Attn: c/o Dan Morgenstern, 114 St. Paul St., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of HIVE PARKING LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/10/12. 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, Attn: c/o Dan Morgenstern, 114 St. Paul St., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of HIVE PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/10/12. 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, Attn: c/o Dan Morgenstern, 114 St. Paul St., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Infinity Charters LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/10/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 43, Scottsville, NY 14546. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of INLAND PORT ASSOCIATES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/10/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 11 State St., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Lambert Valuation Staffing LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/22/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall
mail copy of process to 80 Fairhill Dr., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: Agor Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on March 15, 2012. Office location, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 109 Guy Grace Lane, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. NAME: DAVIS RENTAL, LLC. Articles of Organization were field with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on April 12, 2012. Office location: Monroe County. James G. Davis 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, c/o James G. Davis, 38 West Bloomfield Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: for real estate investments and any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: WASHINGTON PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/29/11. 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, 1350 Fairport Road, Fairport, New York 14450. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of LPL Focus LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/23/2012. 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 25131, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of LUCKY’S ROD SHOP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY)
on 1/20/2006. 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, 4373 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612.. Purpose: any lawful act.
LLC: 2260 Clifford Ave., Rochester, NY 14609. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Lynn Covert Holdings, LLC amended to Lynn Perry Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/12/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Real Good Pizza, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/13/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 545 Titus Ave., Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MARVACK, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/20/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 19 Tawney Point, Rochester, NY 14626. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of P. Dolan Associates, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/23/2012. 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, 282 Shoreham Drive, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PASSERO REALTY SERVICES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/31/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 100 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RAY RAY’S BAR & GRILL, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sauer Family Tree Farm LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/20/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 451 W. Bloomfield Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Spruce Risk Purchasing Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/14/11. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: University of Rochester, Office of the General Counsel, Attn: Spencer L. Studwell, Esq., 263 Wallis Hall, Rochester, NY 14627, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of TAYLOR SALES REPRESENTATIVES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/9/2012. 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 David C. King, 70 Linden Oaks, Suite 300, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of VOC COMPANY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/24/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 81 Langpap Rd., Honeoye Falls, NY
14472. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Nancy L. Richardson at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of DHD Brokerage, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/16/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. LLC formed in North Carolina (NC) on 11/1/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Silver & Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. NC address of LLC: 327 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27603. Arts. of Org. filed with NC Secy. of State, 2 South Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of New Ground Capital Fund, L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/20/12. Office location: Monroe County. LP formed in DE on 10/23/06. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 150 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/address of general partner available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of New Ground Capital GP, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/20/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in DE on 1/24/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 150 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of New Ground Capital LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/20/12. Office location: Monroe County.
LLC formed in DE on 10/16/06. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 150 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of VOCALNET, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/8/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/13/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2875 Michelle Dr., Ste. 100, Irvine, CA 92606. Principal office address: 3727 Buchanan St., 4th Fl., San Francisco, CA 94123. Address to be maintained in DE: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] OPTICOOL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/14/12. 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, 45 Hendrix Rd., W. Henrietta, NY 14586. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] RED NECK AIR CLEANER LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/13/12. 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, 391 E. Manitou Rd., Hilton, NY 14468. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] VAN JOHNSON GROUP LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 1/16/09. 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, 21 Stargrass Ln., W. Henrietta, NY 14586. General Purposes.
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Dan Taylor, date of sale 05/31/12 10am Voyager Boat Sales [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] 30 Black Creek LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on May 11,2012. 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 266 Melrose St. Rochester, NY 14619. The purpose of the Company is renting & leasing. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: BAM CREATIONS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/04/2012. 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 BAM
CREATIONS LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: SKI-SHIRT LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/24/2012. 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 SKISHIRT LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of HUNTER’S GATE, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/19/12. Office location: Monroe County .SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall location: The LLC, 30 Forrest Creek Drive, Spencerport, NY
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14559. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Rochester Community Land Board LLC filed Art. of Org. with SSNY 03/19/12. County Monroe, SSNY is designated agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to P.O. Box 4530, Washington DC 20017. Purpose any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of GJOHNSON PROPERTIES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/22/2012. Office location: Monroe County, SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to: C/O GJOHNSON PROPERTIES, LLC, 258 Arnett Blvd., Rochester, NY 14619. Purpose: Any lawful purpose, 10074060 4-30;5-7-1421-29;7-6t [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CANALSIDE PROPERTIES OF NEW YORK, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Canalside Properties of New York, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 12/18/2006. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to PO Box 11, Fairport, NY 14450. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] BURGER STOP, LLC has filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State on April 20, 2012. 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 128 Autumn Chapel Way, Rochester, NY 14624. Its business is to
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engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Act. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) is DAM PARCEL, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on April 12, 2012. 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 theLLC at 7 Buttermilk Hill Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MICROADVENTURE TECHNOLOGIES LLC ] Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 04/23/2012. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to MICROADVENTURE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, C/O MAREK KOWARZ, 3 PORTOFINO CIRCLE, HENRIETTA, NY 14467. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PAPER CHASE NY, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Paper Chase NY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 05/2/2012. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 349 West Commercial St., Suite 1150, East Rochester, NY 14445. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PIXEL SYNERGY & FORENSICS LLC ] Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 04/05/2012. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated
agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PIXEL SYNERGY & FORENSICS LLC, C/O ROBERT V. REISCH, 93 NETTLECREEK RD., FAIRPORT, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION ] Not. of Qual. of Provident Revenue, LLC. Auth. filed NYSS 4/25/12. Ofc. location: Monroe Cnty. LLC formed in DE 1/25/12. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to c/o Business Filings, Inc., 108 W. 13th St.., Wilmington, DE 19801. Princ. LLC addr..: 185 Pond View Hts., Rochester, NY 14612. DE LLC addr.: 108 W. 13th St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed DE Sec. of State, 820 N. French St., 5th Fl., Wilmington, DE 19801. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on June 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Perinton, Monroe County, New York, known and described as Lot 141 of Black Watch Hill, Section 4, as shown on a map filed in Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 183 of Maps, page 20. Said Lot is situate on the south side of Canon Ridge and is of the same dimensions as shown on said map. Tax Account No. 179.08-355 Property Address: 5 Canon Ridge, Town of Perinton, New York Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $102,403.95 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: May 2012 Betsy Album, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 3245767
[ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2010-10749 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, Carmine R. Salvatore; Stephanie R. Salvatore, f/k/a Stephanie R. Porcelli; ESL Federal Credit Union; Our Lady of Mercy High School; Casa Larga Vinyards, Inc.; United States of America, Internal Revenue Service; New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated November 30, 2011 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the
[ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2011-15155 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, Jean C. McDermott, Defendant. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated May 9, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Monroe County Clerk’s Office located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on June 15, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of
[ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PROMAKER HOLDINGS, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] PROMAKER HOLDINGS, LLC, a NYS LLC. Formation filed with SSNY May 4, 2012. Its principal office is in Monroe County, NY. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against it is: The LLC, 2209 Empire Blvd. Webster NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful purposes.
Monroe and State of New York, known as 64 Arbordale Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610, Tax Account No. 122.42-1-42, described in Deed recorded in Liber 7310 of Deeds, page 239; lot size 40 x 140.53. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $33,571.85 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: May 2012 Lisa Siragusa, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 3245767 [ RIT VENTURE FUND I, LLC ] Notice of filing of Application for Authority of limited liability company (LLC). Name of foreign LLC is RIT Venture Fund I, LLC. The Application for Authority was filed with the Sec. of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/21/12. Jurisdiction: Delaware. Formed: 2/29/12. County: Monroe. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: c/o James H. Watters, Rochester Institute of Technology, 5 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. The address of the office required to be maintained in Delaware is its registered agent: Paracorp Incorporated, 2140 S. Dupont Highway, Camden, Delaware 19934. The name and address of the authorized officer in Delaware where the Articles of Organization are filed is: Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secretary of State, State of Delaware, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any and all lawful activities.
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[ news of the weird ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD
What Goes Around
NOTE: From time to time, News of the Weird reminds readers that bizarre human adventures repeat themselves again and again. Here are some choice selections of previous themes recently coming around again (plus a couple of updates on earlier stories): — Each spring in Dongyang, China, the aroma of urine is in the air -- specifically, the town’s specialty of eggs boiled in the discharge of young boys (under age 10, typically gathered “fresh” from toilets at local schools). Townspeople have believed for centuries that the eggs, properly cooked, bring health and prosperity. “By eating these eggs,” one shopper told a Reuters reporter in March, “we will not have any pain in our waists, legs and joints. Also, you will have more energy when you work.” In fact, Dongyang officials have proudly proclaimed “virgin boy eggs” as an “intangible cultural heritage.” — And once again this spring, the Chinese marked the Qingming holiday with celebrations honoring the dead by making offerings to their deceased relatives. At the “tomb-sweeping” festival, people present paper replicas of items their ancestors are believed to need in the afterlife. Uncreative relatives give play money, but the offerings can be elaborate, such as shoes, cars and TV sets, or this year’s hot item -- paper iPads, which were selling in Hong Kong for the equivalent of about $3. — Sound Familiar? McDonald’s still proudly serves its coffee hot, notwithstanding the notorious 1992 lawsuit for burns suffered by Stella Liebeck. In March 2012, Mona Abdelal filed a lawsuit in Cook County, Ill., over severe burns that her granddaughter, 4, suffered when fetching Abdelal’s coffee order from a McDonald’s server. According to the lawsuit, the server violated company
policy that requires tightly closed lids on coffee cups and prohibits handing the cups to young children even if they are tightly sealed. — With Afghanistan’s moralistic Taliban in retreat, one social scourge grows stronger than ever (according to an April Washington Post dispatch from Dehrazi): “bacha bazi,” which are Afghan men’s “dancing boys.” Underage, often poor or fatherless kids become willing “companions” of wealthy men, often for sex. Since young girls are sheltered and chaperoned, only boys are available. Said one man, “You cannot (even) take a wife with you to a party, but a boy you can take anywhere.” The usefulness of a bacha bazi typically ends when he starts growing facial hair, and the boys often drift into becoming pimps or prostitutes. — The most recent government employee to defraud his agency’s worker compensation program (according to prosecutors in Los Angeles) is firefighter Rafael Davis, 35, who received disability payments for about 30 months during 2008-2011 while at the same time engaging in mixed martial arts matches as “The Noodle.” Davis’ record (according to LA Weekly) was 12-2, with seven of those matches coming during his disability period, including six victories. “MMA” (as noted by the newspaper) requires similar “stamina, muscle and coordination” as is required for firefighting. — More and more newspapers are assigning reporters to pore through local birth records to sample the diversity of names parents are giving their kids these days. An Edmonton Journal reporter noted in March that the nearly 51,000 babies born in the province of Alberta in 2011 included a boy named Moo, two girls named Unique, an Einstein, a Messiah, a J-Cub, a Smiley, a Tuff, a Tuba, a Jazz, a Camry, an Andromeda and an Xxavier (sic), and a boy named R and a girl named J.
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t be too quick to turn one lover in for another. The rumors you hear will be questionable. Love is in the stars, but loyalty must be the determining factor when it comes to choosing the right partner. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take the initiative when it comes to love and romance. Your aggressive behavior will prove a point and put you in a good position when it comes to making plans for the future. Open, honest and to the point will be what wins respect and loyalty.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You are ready to make a promise to someone you love, but before you do, make sure that the person you want to share your life with is as willing as you. Falling for someone you work with can lead to costly professional problems. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let your emotions lead to a foolish and impulsive act that can ruin a relationship. Give someone the benefit of the doubt before making a decision that you may live to regret. You need more time to assess the situation. It’s your chance to gain leverage.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take a position of leadership, and you will attract interesting romantic prospects. Your involvement in organizations that interest you will bring you in contact with people who share your sentiments and who look up to you for your loyalty and dedication. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep an open mind when it comes to love and romance. Getting involved in pastimes that deviate from your regular routine will show your willingness to please someone who is teetering on whether to make it work with you or move on to someone new.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Enjoy the company of the people you encounter at functions, tradeshows or anything else you attend. Don’t give a false impression in order to get someone’s attention. You have to be honest about what you like if you want to build a relationship. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Follow your heart and your intuition when it comes to finding true love. The more you have in common with someone, the better. Sharing the same beliefs, cultures and traditions will help you grow a solid long-term relationship. Attend events that
honor your background. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If there is someone you want to spend more time with, do whatever is required to make that happen. Altering your current living arrangements or finding ways to spend more time with the one you love will help you enhance your relationship. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may be a good catch but if you flaunt what you’ve got you will send the wrong message and end up alone. Focus on the person you want to attract. Listen attentively and you will discover what you need to
know to win his or her heart. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The more you participate, the more attention you will attract. Someone will exude the same enthusiasm as you regarding unique and exciting methods and means of doing things. Love is on the rise, and personal stability is within reach. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t be fooled by a chameleon. If someone is trying too hard or mimicking what you do, chances are you may have mesmerized someone who is more of a user and follower then a person able to become an equal partner.
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