STANDING UP FOR
CITY SCHOOLS Their friends have left. Others say they're crazy. But these parents are devoted to the Rochester City School District. PAGE 8
Zoo wants gorillas and giraffes DEVELOPMENT, PAGE 4
Dan Neuberger’s favorite things. ART, PAGE 20
Rock ‘n’ roll temptation. MUSIC, PAGE 14
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How much to end poverty?
On page 3 (Urban Journal, May 13), Mary Anna Towler states that fixing poverty in Rochester will take “a lot of money.” On page 4, I read that “the Rochester school board passed an $802-million budget for the 2015-2016 school year in a 5-2 vote.” Just how much do we need to spend to see progress? What is that magic number? Is it truly about money or should we start dealing with the stifling politics of this city? JIM NEILSEN
State should oppose gas infrastructure
Recently, New York State moved to ban fracking because of negative consequences for public health, and based that decision on scientific conclusions. Yet NYS still has an open-door policy for the infrastructure required to move dirty fracked gas from other Marcellus Shale states to the Northeast and more lucrative markets. New Yorkers assume all of the risk and get none of the reward. Gas infrastructure, like fracking itself, is exempt from Clean Water and Air regulations, and will have little regulatory oversight. Along the shores of Seneca Lake — drinking water for 100,000 people — there are plans to store billions of gallons of fracked gas in unlined salt caverns with faulty geology. The group We Are Seneca Lake has been engaged in a civil disobedience campaign protesting the storage project since October 2014 and to date, there have been over 200 arrests. There are 24 local municipal resolutions 2 CITY
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opposed to the gas storage, and 327 local businesses and wineries are members of Gas Free Seneca’s wine and business coalition. Dr. David Carpenter, director of the NYS Institute of Health and the Environment at SUNY Albany, recently called on Governor Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation to support a consistent policy for evaluating heath impacts of shale gas development regarding gas infrastructure build-out. City writer Jeremy Moule in a recent post said that the DEC filed a brief as part of an issues conference to determine if permits should be granted to Crestwood Midstream to expand gas storage on Seneca Lake. The DEC, in saying that opponents have not produced enough evidence to support their claims, even though ample evidence was presented, seems to support the Houston-based gas giant instead of its constituents. I would like NYS and the DEC to use the same health and science standards used to ban fracking to examine the impact of the massive gas infrastructure build-out happening across the state. New York could be a leader in the development of renewable energy instead of a gas industry accomplice. If you love the Finger Lakes region and want to see it preserved from fossil industry greed, call Governor Cuomo and your elected officials. Go to www.wearesenecalake.com EDGAR BROWN
Aldi at Blossom and Winton?
Keep in mind that large parts of this city are virtual “food deserts” with only corner stores for food. So, we have (low income) dense neighborhoods LACKING stores, and we will now have an area (higher income) that will be served by four grocery stores? I’m not saying that they shouldn’t have a store there, but we also need them in other areas of the city! JOAN ROBY-DAVISON
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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
Our school-reform quest I stew so often in this space about education problems that it’s good to be able to focus on more positive news. In a unique partnership with the Rochester school district, the UR is about to take charge of East High School, which prevents the school from being closed due to its poor academic record. And our Tim Macaluso’s recent interview with Steve Uebbing, the University of Rochester professor leading the East reform efforts, is encouraging. Rochester has had failing schools before, and it has launched several reforms to turn them around. But nothing has worked. Now East is under the UR’s wing. I’m not naïve about the chances at East; East is failing because so many of its students are failing. And they didn’t arrive at East academically up to speed. They had been falling behind for years. I don’t know how intervention in students’ education can be hugely successful at the high school level. But if Uebbing and the East staff pull this off, we’ll learn a lot. Best I can tell, the UR was tough in the negotiations about its involvement, insisting, for instance, that it be able to hire all of the staff. Maybe this staff can do what others haven’t been able to. Gratifyingly, there were far more applicants for positions at East than jobs. The majority of teacher applicants, Uebbing said, were “very competent and confident.” Eighty of the 195 teaching positions went to current East teachers. And Uebbing had words that I hope critics of teachers will take to heart: “We don’t blame teachers or anybody for the current situation. We do blame longstanding systematic, social, and economic issues.” While a school “can’t fix all that stuff,” he added, it can work on “education and social-emotional issues.” Significantly, Uebbing said he asked state education officials to point to “exemplar” models of school turnarounds. The officials didn’t have any. “Then,” he said, “I asked them for a list of schools that had at least 75 percent graduation rate and at least 75 percent free and reduced lunch rate that were urban schools.” The state officials managed to come up with one. That’s the reality of urban education. This is a grand experiment, the latest
We don’t blame teachers or anybody for the current situation. We do blame longstanding systematic, social, and economic issues.” among many in our quest to provide a strong education in a high-poverty school district. In the past, we’ve blamed the usual people for our lack of success: teachers, principals, school boards, superintendents, the Central Office bureaucracy. But placing blame is easy. Documenting cause and effect is hard. I hope the UR turnaround initiative will succeed. And if it does, or if, in spite of everybody’s hopes, East’s academic record doesn’t improve dramatically, I hope the UR will tell us why and put us on the path to real reform.
“Appalling” barely begins to describe the attitude of Henrietta Supervisor Jack Moore. Caught on audiotape during what he thought was a private conversation with a Town of Henrietta employee, Moore jokes about the employee’s “city cousins.” The Affordable Care Act, Moore says, is “how we’re going to pay for your cousins in the city.” And then: “You don’t know about city cousins?” he says, laughing. “We get all kinds of them. They bus them out here, OK?” Asked if a black man walking nearby is one of the “city cousins,” Moore says, “Yes, that’s one of your cousins.” Moore has insisted that there was no racist intent in his comments. He “misspoke,” he told the Democrat and Chronicle. He “made a big mistake.” And he has since taken “sensitivity training.” But as our Jeremy Moule noted after the news broke, Moore’s problem isn’t insensitivity, it’s disrespect. The Henrietta news comes at a time when there are community-wide efforts to combat racism. But we still have a very long way to go. And Jack Moore just showed us how big our job is. rochestercitynewspaper.com
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Genesee Charter gets nod from NYS
The State Education Department renewed Genesee Community Charter School’s charter status for five years. The renewal was being scrutinized by the SED because state officials are concerned that the school’s enrollment of economically disadvantaged students does not mirror that of the Rochester City School District – Genesee’s host district.
Brizard could lead Buffalo’s schools Former Rochester schools Superintendent JeanClaude Brizard is being considered to run Buffalo’s school system, says the Buffalo News. Brizard left Rochester to briefly run Chicago’s schools. Brizard’s leadership received a vote of no confidence from the Rochester Teachers Association while he was here.
Rochester’s population drops
Rochester, once a boomtown, has fallen below the 100 most-populated US cities. According to new Census data, the city’s population fell from 210,610 to 209,983 in 2014, moving its ranking from 98 to 102
behind cities including Boise, Idaho, and Richmond, Virginia.
Medley kicked out of Empire Zone Medley Centre is no longer an Empire Zone, which means it loses the associated annual tax credits. Empire State Development officially decertified Medley Centre after finding that the project didn’t meet job-creation requirements. The project has received more than $4 million in state tax credits since 2004, says a press release from Assembly member Joe Morelle’s office.
Conceptual plans call for the relocation of the snow leopards to a different area of the Seneca Park Zoo.
TWC gets new offer
Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable have agreed to a merger that would see the smaller of the companies, Charter, shell out $56.7 million in cash and stock for the larger company, Time Warner. Earlier this year, Comcast abandoned a bid to buy Time Warner Cable after it became clear that federal regulators had serious concerns about whether the larger Comcast would violate antitrust statutes. Charter was also part of that deal. The new Charter-Time Warner deal will also require federal and state reviews.
PHOTO COURTESY SENECA PARK ZOO
DEVELOPMENT | BY JEREMY MOULE
Big plans for the zoo In the coming years, Seneca Park Zoo plans to add gorillas and giraffes, and to build shared animal habitat to better replicate conditions in the wild. It’ll also replace the main building with a tropical building to house orangutans, gorillas, and lemurs. The white rhino that currently lives there would be relocated to an enhanced Step Into Africa exhibit north of the elephants, but still within existing zoo boundaries. The exhibit would be outfitted for giraffes and other “hoof stock” animals, too. All of that is phase one of a draft 10-year, $38-million plan for the zoo, Monroe County Parks director Larry
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Staub said. The county and zoo will probably look to the Seneca Park Zoo Society and public fund raising to cover some of the cost, he said. The Parks Department and the zoo held an open house last week to unveil conceptual designs for the planned improvements. The zoo’s main building has to go if the facility wants to keep its accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Staub said. Right now, the
building houses rhinos, orangutans, snow leopards, and other animals. “You’ve got three continents of animals in one building,” Staub said. The new tropics building would include habitats that could be shared among groups of animals that can peacefully coexist, such as orangutans and gibbons. That’s the general approach that the zoo will use with habitat development going forward, Staub said. The snow leopards will be shifted to a new Asian Highlands exhibit — a planned area of the zoo next to the Rocky Coast exhibit that will be focused on canines and large cats. Plans also include the addition of a train to help people get from one end of the zoo to the other and elevated walkways over some of the exhibits.
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Chili officials say that they want to protect and preserve the town’s farmland before they’re forced to scramble. And they now have a final draft of a townwide Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. The goal is to encourage farming as much as it is to preserve undeveloped land.
PLANNING | BY JEREMY MOULE
Chili ponders farming’s future Just under a quarter of Chili’s land is active farmland or undeveloped land that could be farmed. The number of agricultural operations has grown in recent years, too, but so has the amount of land taken up by housing and commercial development. As a whole, the approximately 6,000 acres of agricultural land in Chili aren’t under immediate threat, says Supervisor David Dunning. Much of the area south of Black Creek, where most of Chili’s farms are located, lacks sewers and is not likely to get them any time soon — putting a serious damper on development prospects. But Chili officials say that they want to protect and preserve the town’s farmland before they’re forced to scramble. And they now have a final draft of a townwide Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan, which recommends several actions. The goal is to encourage farming as much as it is to preserve undeveloped land, Dunning says. “You cannot let this industry die,” he says. “And it will if you let it.” The Town Board will hold a public hearing on the plan at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at Chili Town Hall, 3333 Chili Avenue. Chili already has an Agricultural Conservation District in its zoning code.
The district covers much of the town’s southern half. The plan says that officials should prioritize the preservation and protection of farmland in that area, and recommends rezoning a chunk of land south of Bowen Road and east of Stottle Road to make it part of the district. It also recommends changing zoning laws to relax certain minimum lot-size requirements, which would prevent new houses from eating up land. It would also allow for smaller agricultural businesses. The plan says that the town should consider zoning changes that would allow farms to run other businesses from their properties for part of the year. The idea is to make farms more viable by providing opportunities for year-round income. Other Monroe County towns have used conservation easements — a legal restriction on a land’s current and future use — and the purchase of development rights to ensure that farmland remains, at minimum, as open space. Chili’s plan recommends these approaches, as well. But buying development rights can be costly. Webster and Pittsford, which went through periods of rapid development, spent millions of dollars each protecting farmland and open space. Voters gave officials in both
David Dunning. FILE PHOTO
towns permission to borrow money for those efforts. Pittsford’s total was $7.2 million, while Webster’s was $5.9 million. Chili’s plan recommends establishing a fund to pay for farmland preservation, but Dunning says that he doesn’t “know where that’s going to go yet.” An idea for generating farmland protection funding came up while the plan was in development. The town could charge a fee on sales of farmland within the conservation district, if the land is being sold for a non-farm use. The proceeds would be dedicated for purchasing farmland development rights or conservation easements.
Candidates chosen The Monroe County Democratic Committee unanimously endorsed Sandra Frankel for county executive during a relatively smooth nominating convention last week. The only drama came during voting for city school board candidates. Ultimately, the four endorsed candidates are Liz Hallmark, Malik Evans, Mary Adams, and Matthew McDermott. Adams and Evans are incumbent school board members. Their fellow incumbent, Willa Powell, failed to get enough votes to win an endorsement, but says that she plans to pursue a primary. Melisza Campos, another incumbent, is not seeking re-election. After her nomination, Frankel gave a brief speech hitting on familiar Democratic criticisms of the Republican-run county government. She mentioned the scandals that have dogged the GOP and cuts to county funding for child care subsidies. “It is time for a change,” Frankel said. “It is time for a new direction in Monroe County.” Democrats did not endorse a district attorney candidate. Earlier in the week, the Monroe County Republican Party endorsed its county candidates. The GOP backed county clerk Cheryl Dinolfo for county executive and incumbent Sandra Doorley for district attorney. Doorley won election as a Democrat but recently switched parties. The Democrats and Republicans also endorsed their candidates for County Legislature. All 29 seats are up for election this year.
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DEVELOPMENT | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
Filling the loop First in an occasional series.
Sections of sewer pipe, each about the size of a Smart car, lie end to end on the now-closed portion of the Inner Loop — snaking under the East Avenue-Broad Street exit sign before disappearing around a curve. The pipe started going in last week, says Paul Winterkorn, senior construction administrator with Stantec Consulting Services. Stantec is overseeing the fill-in of the eastern section of the loop — a $21-million project that should create about six acres of developable land between Monroe Avenue and Charlotte Street. The Inner Loop is a sunken channel — about 25 feet below street level — that surrounds downtown Rochester. It has over the course of its 60-year lifespan slowly strangled the city, officials say, by isolating downtown and carving up neighborhoods. Winterkorn spends part of his day working out of a temporary office on East Avenue, but the bulk of his time is spent on the job site. It’s been quiet, he says, but now that the pipe is going in, you’ll really start to see some action. “After we get the sewer in, it’ll be pretty much a constant operation,” he says. About 30,000 cubic yards of fill has been trucked in so far from construction sites around the county. For perspective, a large dump truck can carry about 10 cubic yards of soil. The dirt is bulldozed off the top as truckloads come in, Winterkorn says, so more can be added to the pile, which is currently about 40 feet high. The project will require about 100,000 cubic yards of fill in total, Winterkorn says. The soil will be compacted and tested to ensure its stability; oversized rocks and hunks of concrete get pulverized by a crusher. “The soil won’t compact around it if it’s too big,” he says. “It’ll leave voids.” Some of the ground-up material sticks in the square spaces between the crusher’s tank-like treads. The utility work on the job is ahead of schedule, Winterkorn says. Rochester Gas & Electric is so far ahead that it has pulled people off the site, he says. The rest of the three-year job is pretty much on target, he says. The completion date is December 2017. At peak times, Winterkorn says, more than two dozen workers from the project’s main contractors will be working on the site. The job requires careful choreography as well as raw power and heavy machinery. The project must be staged just so, Winterkorn says, to minimize disruption to the life and flow of the city. They have to complete the fill for Broad and Charlotte streets, for example, before they take out the East Avenue bridge, he says. And they have to open Union Street to two-way traffic before they shut down Pitkin Street. “This type of project doesn’t come around very often, of this kind of magnitude,” Winterkorn says. “And there’s a lot of different elements to it.” 6 CITY
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Work has begun on a project to fill a portion of the Inner Loop. Paul Winterkorn (pictured) oversees the project. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
STANDING UP FOR
EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
ichael Lopez dashed around the soccer field at East High School. At one point, he stood on an overturned trash can in the goal area to show about a dozen teens where to aim their kick so that the ball clears the goalkeeper without sailing over the net. Lopez’s two sons, who attend World of Inquiry School 58, were on the field, too, and a track team practiced at the opposite end. A large group of parents and siblings were gathered at the bleachers, and East’s security guards turned on the field’s flood lights so that the students could continue practicing into dusk. Lopez, a volunteer coach, says that sports are huge for Rochester City School District students. The Griffins, School 58’s boys’ varsity soccer team, for instance, won the Section V title last year. The team’s success was cause for celebration, and one of many examples, Lopez says, of excellent activities and programs at city schools. He says that he wouldn’t dream of moving out of the city and enrolling his children in a suburban school district, even though suburban districts perform better academically. “Having gone through a rural, mostly white district where I was called names like Spic and taco and other stuff, I did not want my kids to go through an environment like that,” he says. 8 CITY
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Lopez’s sons spent their elementary years at School 12, and he says that both are doing well at School 58. “To me, it’s less about grades, not to say that grades aren’t important,” he says. “It’s more about the work ethic and learning to respect other people.” Lopez is by no means alone in his allegiance. Despite a fairly common parable about young couples who live in the city: couple has their first child, school anxiety sets in, and up goes the For Sale sign, Lopez is part of a battalion of devoted city school district parents. Many are two-parent professional households that could easily afford a comfortable, middle-income lifestyle in the suburbs. Some could even afford to send their children to a pricey private school. But they see themselves as urban dwellers and they want their children to have the same experience, and that includes the city’s public schools. While they’re not blind to the harsh realities of the city school district, they don’t speak about them in what they say are too-often catastrophic terms. And they say that the Rochester school system should be seen as the city’s most important asset rather than its worst detriment. Lopez works in the county public defender’s office as a special assistant public defender, and says that young
Lopez frequently assists parents who have language barriers in completing
“You never hear about the great things happening in these schools. All you hear about is all the stuff that goes on in central office.” MEGHAN REDDINGTON people from both the city and the suburbs get into trouble. But people tend to think that only city schools and city families have problems, he says. “Things aren’t always so great in all of those suburban schools,” he says. “Money often brings more access to things like narcotics, and I’m not just talking about herb. Suburban schools and families, they have their problems, too.”
applications for city schools. Many parents, especially those with language issues, don’t know what questions to ask or who to turn to for information about the schools, he says. Harriet Fisher is mother to two children in the city school district and says that the district has long suffered from a communications problem. Her daughter attends School of the Arts and likes the school. But Fisher had second thoughts about the district when it came to enrolling her son. Fisher and her husband were considering moving out of the city, she says, though it wasn’t something she looked forward to. “All my very best friends have already left,” Fisher says. Their concerns weighed heavily on her and she says that she doubted her decision to enroll her son in a city school. But then, at the advice of her sister, who is an administrator in the city school district, she visited Montessori Academy School 53. “People to this day think it’s a charter school,” Fisher says. “They don’t believe the district offers parents something like this.” Montessori Academy has an active parent group, she says. “Parents played a big role in hiring the principal,” she says. “We’re very involved.”
Stories like Lopez’s and Fisher’s are exactly why Rob Unckless and his wife, Heather Fiore, helped form Roc City Parents about two years ago. The network of city school district parents is committed to promoting city schools. The couple’s son attends School 10, and the family says that they’re extremely happy with the teacher and the school. There are several active community groups composed of residents, parents, and education advocates who address issues involving city schools. The Southwest Common Council Education Committee, for instance, successfully lobbied Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas in 2013 to reverse his decision to close School 16. But Roc City Parents is a little different. The group of a few-dozen parents focuses mainly on recruiting and retaining city school parents and their children. Their message to city families whose children are, or will soon be, school age: you don’t have to move out of the city. You can enjoy city living and still send your children to a good public school. One is not exclusive of the other, Unckless says. He admits that his attitude toward city schools has evolved. He and his wife bought their home near Highland Park several years ago. They decided that they would move if they had a reason to. But they haven’t had one, they say, and don’t expect to. “I think you have to start with the understanding that we have a huge school district with many schools and it’s an incredibly poor school district,” Unckless says. “When you put those two things together, it makes it harder. There are more challenges. But that doesn’t mean city schools are bad.” He says that of course he and his wife hear about some of the behavior problems in city schools. “But every school district has students with behavior problems,” he says. “This is a large district with a lot more students.” Unckless says that Roc City Parents doesn’t condone the district’s low test scores or poor graduation rates. But they’re a byproduct of concentrated poverty, he says, and the solution isn’t for middle-class families to leave the district. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that choice has only made the challenges for city schools worse, he says. Lopez isn’t a member of Roc City Parents, but he shares Unckless’s view. “The biggest impediment to success in city schools isn’t teachers or lack of programs or the unions,” he says. “It’s the flight of the educated, middle-class parents. By that I mean the flight to suburban, private, and charter schools.” He even objects to the much lauded UrbanSuburban Interdistrict Transfer Program, which he says exports some of the brightest and best city school district students to the suburbs. “Kids learn from other kids,” Lopez says. “And their parents, just like me, advocate for someone else’s kids, not just their own. That’s what makes Pittsford a great school system.”
Daniel and Laura Delehanty play with their children at World of Inquiry School 58. PHOTO BY JOHN SCHLIA
Roc City Parent member Meghan Reddington has three children in city schools. She can walk through her southeast Rochester neighborhood and point to home after home with children in city schools. Not all of them are RCSD students, she says, but most are. She says that she’s actively courted parents to stay in the city and to send their children to city schools. Some have and some haven’t, she says. But the real reasons why some families decide to leave are often based on fear, she says, and not facts. The media has created a frightening and distorted image of city schools, Reddington says. “The negative press is sweeping,” she says. “It just feeds on itself. We’re not martyrs. There are amazing things going on in every one of these schools that no one hears about. They [students] are not the monsters they’re painted out to be.” There’s a self-fulfilling prophecy with the media and the Rochester school district, she says. Media reports are at times salacious and unbalanced, she says, which prompt more families to pack up and leave. “It’s as if they don’t want to hear anything positive about city schools,” Reddington says. “You never hear about the great things happening in these schools. All you hear about is all the stuff that goes on in central office.” And she stresses that when families
“The three big issues parents want are safety, to know their children are cared for, and quality academics.” DANIEL DELEHANTY leave, they’re not just leaving the city school district. They’re leaving the city behind, too. Reddington’s neighbors, Roger Janezic and his wife, Lori Brice, have three children attending three different city schools. “We were going to move [out of the city] and we put an offer on a house a year ago,” Janezic says. “Right afterward I wanted to call and say we made a mistake. But the deal didn’t work out and we were glad it didn’t.”
He says that the public’s perception of the city school district is that the schools are dangerous and that teachers aren’t teaching. “We find just the opposite is true,” he says. “I think these teachers are the most committed. I feel for them every time I hear [Governor] Cuomo speak.” The fearmongering only makes learning and teaching more difficult for students and teachers, Reddington says. “Imagine what it feels like to be a student in a city school or a teacher and hear this all the time,” she says. The district’s school choice policy — families are asked to list their top five school choices — also plays a role in why many middle-income families leave the district, Reddington says. The policy is too complicated for many families, she says, and there’s too much uncertainty in whether a family will get its preferred schools. “The unknown is causing anxiety,” she says. “You rank five schools, but the truth is you really don’t even want the fifth school at all, so up goes the For Sale sign.” Some schools, like School 58, are so over-chosen that there are waiting lists, Rochester school board member Willa Powell says. She helped create the district’s school choice policy and says that implementing the program is a balancing act. continues on page 10 rochestercitynewspaper.com
The outside of School 16 on Post Avenue. FILE PHOTO
Standing Up continues from page 9
But she says that she is planning to have the policy reviewed to see how it can be improved, and that she wants parents like Reddington to be involved. Daniel Delehanty and his wife, Laura, are teachers at East High School and have two children in district schools. They’re also Roc City Parents. He says that he’s not troubled by the district’s school choice policy. “What suburb in this area gives parents five schools to choose from?” he says. And there are multiple offerings within some secondary schools, such as the popular culinary and Teaching and Learning Institute programs at East, which help prepare students for careers. “The three big issues parents want are safety, to know their children are cared for, and quality academics,” Delehanty says. “But many parents write city schools off solely on the safety issue.” There are three points where families leave, he says: when children enter kindergarten or before they enter junior high or high school. Delehanty says that behind the concern about safety for some parents is a concern about race, since about 90 percent of city school district students are black or Latino. He says that the only way city schools will become more integrated is if parents take the initiative. “It’s difficult for people to speak to this,” he says. “But if you’re not open to speaking about race, you’re nullifying someone else’s culture. I’m a social studies teacher. I believe students in segregated communities lose out.”
Considering that the city school district’s student population has been in a slow, but steady decline, have parents who support the district been effective?
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Many of the schools attended by the children of Roc City Parents’ members, for example, are the usual southeast favorites: School of the Arts, School 23, School 12, and School 58. Some district critics say that those aren’t true city schools — ones that might benefit from the economic and racial integration advocated by Roc City Parents. But group members say that they have definitely made progress. They’ve met with most school board members and Superintendent Vargas. They know many of the teachers and principals in the schools and, most important, they’ve been able to provide many city parents with information about their options when it comes to schools, including the area’s charter and private schools. The group has information meetings and a website: www. RocCityParents.org. And Vargas says that some of the most significant improvements in the district have been driven by parents. “Just like Wegmans has to listen to its customers, we’ve had to listen to ours,” he says. “We have had to become a listening and learning organization.” He credits parents with recommendations such as moving the Office of Student Placement from 690 St. Paul Street to the district’s central office. “They told me the building was so large, like a city block, some of it with broken windows and you couldn’t even find the entrance,” Vargas says. “I thought they were kidding me at first. They said, ‘Is that the first impression you want new parents to have of city schools?’” Vargas says that parents also recommended that he hold public meetings for parents and teachers to approach him in a casual, free-form setting. He holds his Coffee and Conversations meetings twice monthly. “They didn’t bring special-interest concerns to me,” he says. “They brought children’s issues to me.”
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URBAN ACTION This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Transportation talk The Rochester Regional Community Design Center will present “Transit Revolution,” a talk by Norman Garrick, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3. Communities across the country and around the world are rethinking their approach to transportation. With more people on the move and more issues to be considered, such as protecting the environment and sustainability, and the need to cross longer distances in shorter time, transportation is undergoing sweeping changes. Garrick, associate professor at the University of Connecticut and an expert on transportation, will speak at Gleason Works, 1000 University Avenue. Tickets: $15 (free to students with valid ID). Purchasing tickets: www. cdcrochester.org or call 271-0520.
Forum on children’s products
Democratic County Legislator Dorothy Styk and other members of the Monroe County Legislature will hold a public forum regarding toxic chemicals found in children’s products and toys at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. Concerns about toxic materials in children’s products have led to legislative action at the county and state levels. The event is designed to listen to the public’s concerns. People who are interested in speaking on the subject are encouraged to call to sign up: 753-1940. The event will be held at the Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Road, Fairport.
Several conservation and urban farming advocates will present “Occupy the Farm,” a documentary film by Todd Darling about 200 urban farmers who walk onto publicly-owned land and plant two acres of crops in order to save
the land from becoming a real estate development. A short panel discussion will follow the film, featuring Elizabeth Henderson, Peacework Organic Farm CSA; Lisa Barker, Seedfolk City Farm; and Josiah Krause, Take Back the Land Rochester. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue.
Civil disobedience information
Take Back the Land, a group that advocates for people facing eviction due to bank foreclosure, will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. The group will hold an information session on civil disobedience, which the group has successfully used to block bank efforts to physically remove people from their homes. This can give the owner time to renegotiate a fair loan. The event will be held at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street.
Russian meets Vietnamese and American at East/West Kitchen. The menu includes dishes like (left) pho with rare beef; (middle) the East/West potato salad; and (right) cheeseburger eggrolls. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Balancing act East/West Kitchen 337 EAST AVENUE TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: 11:30 A.M. TO 9 P.M.; FRIDAY, 11 A.M. TO 11 P.M.; AND SATURDAY, 5 P.M. TO 11 P.M. 337-6137; EASTWESTKITCHEN.COM [ REVIEW ] BY LAURA REBECCA KENYON
East/West Kitchen’s take on fusion is unexpected: Vietnamese meets Russian meets American. This seems to be a result of its owners’ respective heritages and backgrounds — Alex Zapesochny brings Russian influences; Thuan Pham and Tai Lee bring Vietnamese flavors. It’s also co-owned by Andrea Lanphere, and her son, Keith Finch, is the executive chef. A young restaurant with a collision of cuisines is bound to have hits and misses, and so it is for East/West Kitchen. First, the big hit: I can’t say enough about the pho with Rare Beef ($5.95 for a small; $7.95 for the large), the best local pho I’ve tasted. The broth is a delicious balance of sweet and sour, layered with complexity. Though Sriracha and brown bean sauce are available for extra seasoning, they’re not necessary — 12 hours of simmering beef bones
with different Vietnamese herbs and spices, renders the broth near-perfect. Topping the broth are slices of beef, which shift from rare pink to pale brown in the soup’s heat, but don’t toughen. The fiber-thin rice noodles are tender without being mushy, and soak up the broth’s flavor. Garnishes on the side — crunchy fresh bean sprouts and deep, almost anise-like Thai basil — add layers of flavor and texture. Two Russian-style sides, the East/West potato salad and the Slavic slaw (both $2.95), are both very good. The potato salad starts with small firm cubes of potato cut a little smaller than playing dice. They’re tossed with a mayo based dressing that’s just creamy enough; vinegar prevents it from becoming cloying. The salad is dotted with sweet peas for a touch of color and contrast. For something as simple as potato salad, it’s surprising that not many places get the balance of flavors right, but East/West Kitchen does. The same goes for the Slavic slaw. Here, there’s no mayo in sight: its dressing is powerful with an edge of sweetness from what tastes to be apple cider vinegar and a touch of white sugar. The white cabbage is chopped into uniform strips, and stays crisp. Shredded carrots, and red and yellow bell peppers add splashes of color and a bit more sweetness. Overall, the slaw reminds
me of a mild sauerkraut. It’s refreshing and a nice palate cleanser, especially when eaten with heavier dishes on the menu, like the steamed Eurasian dumplings or the cheeseburger eggrolls. The side order of dumplings ($2.95; also available fried and as a starter for $5.95) are small and triangular, like meatballs pressed into pyramids and tightly wrapped in a thin dough. On their own, they are plain, which is faithful in style to pelmeni, a traditional Russian meat dumpling. Here, they’re perked up by the sweet Asian-inspired dipping sauce on the side, which tasted like a mix of soy sauce, ginger, and hoisin. There are several of East-meets-West style eggrolls on the menu: Buffalo chicken, Philly cheesesteak, Cuban sandwich, and for dessert, cheesecake or apple pie. But East/West Kitchen calls itself “the home of the cheeseburger eggroll” ($5.95), where it blends ground beef and cheddar cheese, tucks them into an eggroll wrapper, and deep fries the whole shebang. The filling is plain: there’s no sharpness to the cheddar and no kick to the spices. The eggroll wrapper stays doughy near the filling and the folded seams, and doesn’t provide a satisfying crunch. An accompanying side of ketchup perked things up a bit, but doesn’t push the eggrolls to their full potential of being an awesome fried cheeseburger. Instead of ketchup,
a side of Russian dressing, a few pickles, and chopped lettuce, tomato and onion for garnish could push this from an okay appetizer to a worthy guilty pleasure. The quality of service at East/West Kitchen is, at times, problematic. On my first visit, I had to make an effort to get a waiter’s attention to be seated, even though the restaurant was relatively empty. I had a similar problem at the end of the meal: the waiter chatted with the only other two customers while I waited 10 minutes for the bill. But the next visit was completely different. My partners and I were greeted and seated immediately. Our waitress was attentive and friendly, making sure to answer any questions, and was prompt in bringing our drinks, meals, dessert, and check. Lanphere was apologetic when I mentioned the poor service, and said she would address it in staff training. East/West Kitchen is just six months old, so more time may smooth its rough edges. Let’s hope so — pho as carefully prepared as East/West Kitchen’s shouldn’t be diminished by an indifferent waiter. You can find Laura Rebecca Kenyon on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @LauraKenyon, and can dig through her recipe archive at LauraRebeccasKitchen.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11
[ WE CAN DANCE ] Men Without Hats. Saturday, June 13. The Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 8 p.m. $25. themontagemusichall. com; menwithouthats.com. [ PSYCH-PUNK ] Yonatan Gat. Saturday, July 25. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $10. bugjar.com; yonatangat.bandcamp.com. [ REGGAE ]
Inner Circle. Saturday, August 8. Carifest, Brown Square
Park, 251 Verona Street. rwifo.com; badboysofreggae.com.
Brian Setzer Trio
SATURDAY, MAY 30 CMAC, 3355 MARVIN SANDS DRIVE, CANANDAIGUA 7 P.M. | $25-$55 | CMACEVENTS.COM; BRIANSETZER.COM [ ROCKABILLY ] I thank and blame Brian Setzer and
George Thorogood for everything I knew and used as a guitar slinger. Setzer turned me on to Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, and Thorogood hipped me to Bo Diddley and Hound Dog Taylor. The three-time Grammy-winning Setzer is one of the greatest guitar players of our time. And through his talent has spear-headed resurrections of two American genres: rockabilly with The Stray Cats, and swing with his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra. Setzer is now on the road with Thorogood, bringing his latest Rockabilly Riot! tour with a stripped down trio. The twang will have nowhere to hide. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Nikki Hill WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 DOWNSTAIRS CABARET AT WINTON PLACE, 3450 WINTON PLACE 8:30 P.M. | $20-$25 | DOWNSTAIRSCABARET.ORG NIKKI.STUDIOZEROZERO.COM [ ROOTS ] Less than 30 seconds into Nikki Hill’s 2013 album, “Here’s Nikki Hill,” and you’ll see why she gets trucks of praise showered on her — even Frank De Blase won’t stop, saying she’s “one of the best roots-rock singers I have ever seen,” ranked up there with Wanda Jackson, Barbara Pittman, and Etta James. Hill has that classic R&B voice, purring sweet and growling loud over cool rock ‘n’ roll. It’s soulful, fun, and will make you groove. — BY JAKE CLAPP
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 [ BLUES ]
Upward Groove. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. [ ALBUM REVIEWS ] [ JAZZ ]
The Lustre Kings
Big Band Dance Series: Greece Jazz Band.
“Go Green with the Lustre Kings” Wild Boar Records lustrekings.com
Joe Brucato & The Joyous Noise FRIDAY, MAY 29 STICKY LIPS BBQ, 830 JEFFERSON ROAD 9 P.M. | $10 | STICKYLIPSBBQ.COM [ ROCK ] Award-winning singer-songwriter Joe
Brucato’s backing band, The Joyous Noise, is tight, precise, and energetic, giving space to the passionate soaring voice of a singer that is possibly one of the finest rock vocalists to emerge locally. The Joyous Noise is an all-star group featuring drummer Levi Bennett, Mark Terranova on bass, guitarist Mike Gladstone, and Brucato’s father, Chuck Brucato, a significant figure himself among Rochester-area musicians. The band’s repertoire draws from Joe Brucato’s three previous releases and new songs from a couple of soon-to-bereleased albums. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR
With a punchy upright slap from the doghouse, Albany road dogs The Lustre Kings launch into a 14-track killer crosscut of American rockabilly on “Go Green with the Lustre Kings.” And this is a pure as it gets, folks. In many instances, rockabilly has been regulated as a spice, an afterthought, a detour for Americana artist who wanna fill dance floors. But ladies and gentlemen, The Lustre Kings are 100 percent rockabilly and there ain’t room for much else. The tall man with the snowy roof Mark Gamsjager leads the charge with a reedy vocal twang and a big bad guitar (his version of “Sleepwalk” makes me cry every time) comin’ at you though vintage tube and tweed. The whole band, plus assorted guests, is lint-and-spare-change-deep in the pocket. I dare you to sit still with this record on the hi fi. “Go Green” is a nice selection of covers (Big Joe Turner, The Rockats) and Lustre King gems that will go nicely plugged in the dash as you’re driving with no particular place to go. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ OPEN MIC ]
2000 Word Club. Writers and
Books, 740 University Ave. 338-9164. wab.org. 7-9 p.m.
A Vintage Year, Th Sycamore Four, and Bouncing Betty.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6-$8. [ POP/ROCK ]
Organissimo. Flour City
Station, 170 East Ave. 4135745. flourcitystation.com. 9 p.m. $10.
Your Daddy’s Rock and Roll. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke
Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 28
The Blind Owls “Say Goodbye” Cliff House Records
William Parker, Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi, and Watson Jennison Quartet SUNDAY, MAY 31 BOP SHOP RECORDS, 1460 MONROE AVENUE 8:30 P.M. | $15-$20 | BOPSHOP.COM [ JAZZ ] Bassist William Parker and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter (saxophone, flute, trumpet) have been major figures in avant-garde jazz since the early 1970’s. Italian drummer Federico Ughi moved to New York in 2000 and was quickly welcomed into the experimental scene. When they visit the Bop Shop on Sunday, they’ll be joined by another multi-instrumentalist, Toronto’s Watson Jennison. — BY RON NETSKY
Say hello to Corpus Christi’s The Blind Owls with the bands most excellent release “Say Goodbye.” Darlings of this year’s Lilac Festival, the band tore it up Fab Four style with a rough and raw rock ‘n’ roll attack — it’s more like the Fantastic Four come to think of it. Now, this band is young (I think some still have their baby teeth). No matter, The Blind Owls delivers four-part harmony over some solid guitar tantrum and twang. But back to that Fab Four reference. If you happened to catch the quartet’s semi-secret set at Abilene you would have heard songs — like “This Ain’t True” — that Lennon and McCartney wish they had written, played by a band that bounded about the stage like drunken pin balls. Who woulda thunk it? This platter will pick you up to get down. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Ava Marie. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $5. Cat DeLaus. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee. info. 7-9 p.m. [ BLUES ]
Son House Night with Genesee Johnny & Guests.
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Music “Classical, jazz,” he says. “I used to play in the jazz band at school. I learned to play chords on the upright.” Guitar players Marshall and Austin Lake
Rock 'n' rollers The Temptators recently released its debut, "Welcome Home," on cassette. PHOTO PROVIDED
Tempted The Temptators WITH DRIPPERS, BUFFALO SEX CHANGE, AND ROGER KUHN FRIDAY, JUNE 5 BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVENUE 8 P.M. | BUGJAR.COM THETEMPTATORS.BANDCAMP.COM [ FEATURE ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
I’m telling you, nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. Playing “Remember When” is a waste of air. Pining for long gone bands is futile. So let’s squash the commiserating so we can rave about The Temptators. Shout Bama Lama! For those of you who like classic transistor pop and rock, The Temptators is your band. If you like the yesterday intensity of The Sonics married to the nascent blast of The Mooney Suzuki, The Temptators is your band. If you like musicians with an eye for Beefheart ingenuity and Zappa–esque hairpin time signatures … well, you get the picture. This band will blow your head off, live or on cassette. That’s right: The Temptators’ debut release, “Welcome Home,” is on cassette tape. So if you’re driving an ’83 Caprice POS, you’re golden. But they weren’t 14 CITY MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2015
trying to be obtuse or old school or chap anybody’s ass; this was a budgetary decision. “We’re minimum wage slaves,” says guitarist Bob Marshall. “We’re chumps.” The Temptators, ranging in age from 18 to 23 — Marshall; guitarist Austin Lake; bassist Brendan Lake; lead vocalist Cougar; and drummer Beefus D’Aurelio — is the perfect twisting teeter-totter between classic throwback garage rock and the forward thinking chaos of those who approach the rules with a volume knob and a sledgehammer. The band is candid — if not a little vague — about its influences. “I just like things that are good,” Cougar says. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve always liked songs like ‘My Girl.’” He also cites The Beach Boys, Devo, The Kinks, soul singers, and girl doo wop groups in the same breath. “Just rock n roll,” Brendan Lake says. Austin Lake offers up Sabbath, while stressing that The Temptators don’t do covers or imitate. “I think our better material is when we don’t try to sound like any other band,” he says. “The easier stuff, the less influenced stuff, is better.” Marshall’s response is the only curveball after citing The Mothers and Beefheart.
founded The Temptators a little over a year ago to fill a void that hasn’t been filled honestly since the Garage-Pop Records/ Trashcan Records dynasty in the 1990’s. “We’d like to think it hasn’t been filled in a long time,” Austin Lake says. “But there are other bands that carry their own unique attributes, very unique to their own sound. Like Triglactagon.” Marshall seconds that emotion. “Triglactagon is a huge influence,” he says. For Austin Lake, there’s a right way and a wrong way. “I think a lot of bands are doing what’s good for their own band and not what’s good for the song. Which is ironic because we’re dressed the same,” he says. “It’s just about a good song, not so much advancing the band name.” This may not be entirely true. At a recent Temptators thrilling throw-down at Skylark Lounge, the songs were the sizzle, but the band — in matching yellow pullovers — was the steak. They were loud, brash and menacing, barely rooted on the stage with Cougar offering the audience a mouthful of loose teeth if anyone hassled his mom, who was there to enjoy the show. He was reminiscent of Peter Wolf. The band waxes tres cool on and off stage and genuinely like what they do. And they care what you think. “Any perception of us is better than what we think of ourselves,” Austin Lake says. “Because I think what we think is way off. I think we see ourselves as a hearty group of normal rock ‘n’ roll, but it’s clear we’re entering the weird time signature, Zappa realm.” The band is constantly busy writing. The majority of The Temptators live together, each with an 8-track recorder set up in their room. “We want to record as much as we can,” Cougar adds. “Because there are certain things we can’t do on stage, like we don’t have a piano player and all those crazy sounds — ‘Pet Sounds.’ We like to record what we can’t do live.” “This is an outlet to make something real and validate it,” Austin Lake says. The band members seem game for anything … almost. They won’t play disco or cheat on their girlfriends. Or the true indication of a great band as Austin Lake sees it: “We probably won’t make any money, either” he says.
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THURSDAY, MAY 28 [ JAZZ ]
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Barbato’s Bar and Grill, 807 Ridge Rd. Webster. 3474400. BarbatosBarandGrill. com. 6:30 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
Dog House. Johnny’s Pub &
Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 8:30 p.m. Mister F. Flour City Station, 170 East Ave. 413-5745. flourcitystation.com. 9 p.m. $10. This Life and Coexistance. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8.
FRIDAY, MAY 29 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Emmi James. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. bouldercoffee.info. 8-10 p.m.
River Whyless, Auld Lang Syne, and White Woods. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 9 p.m. $8.
HARD ROCK | IRON REAGAN
I wouldn’t classify it as thrash, per se, but Iron Reagan is right on the brink between thrash and good ol’ hard rock. The Richmond, Virginia, band doesn’t waste any time with some songs clocking in at 33 seconds. The album “Tyranny of Will” is out now on Relapse Records. Iron Reagan plays with Angel Du$t, Noisem, and Obsessor on Tuesday, June 2, at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $10-$12. bugjar.com; ironreagan.bandcamp.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Dave Riccioni & Friends. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 2714650. thebeale.com. 5:308:30 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Madrigalia: Songs of Home and of Exile. Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover St. 230-2894. madrigalia. org. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5-$15. Of Home and Of Exile. Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover St. 2302894. madrigalia.org/. 7:30 p.m. [ COUNTRY]
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Continental Drift CD Release Party. Firehouse Saloon, 814
S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m.2 a.m. $5. Five Head and Fox Sisters. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. $8-$10.
AMERICANA | THE PRIMATE FIASCO
The Primate Fiasco is something else. Is psych-Dixieland an established genre yet? Banjo played with a spacey touch, funky tuba and sax, a groovin’ accordion, and a washboard and drums to hold it all down — The Primate Fiasco could be millionaires after busking on the streets of New Orleans. But while listening to the band’s recordings, you’ll find clever musicianship, experimentation, and an adventurous spirit that just wants to make fun, funky music. The Primate Fiasco is currently performing a small string of dates where they will perform the entire Beatles album, “Magical Mystery Tour,” in a new style, while inviting audience members to come on stage and help play some of the songs. The Primate Fiasco performs Friday, May 29, at Flour City Station, 170 East Avenue. 9 p.m. $10-$12. flourcitystation. com; primatefiasco.com. — BY JAKE CLAPP Fox 45, Pink Elephant, and Heavy Temple. Monty’s
Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 9:45 p.m.-2:45 a.m. $3. Intrepid Travelers. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. intrepidtravelersfamily.com/.
Joe Brucato and The Joyous Noise. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke
Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 2925544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. $10. The Primate Fiasco. Flour City Station, 170 East Ave. 413-5745. flourcitystation. com. 9 p.m.
Tantric, JJ Lang, Aggressive Betty, Seeking Monte, and Forte. Montage Music Hall,
50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. $15-$17.
SATURDAY, MAY 30 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Acoustic Brew. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 943-6616. flahertys.com. 9 p.m. Band of Lovers and Jon Lewis. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bugjar. com. 7:30-10 p.m. Connie Deming. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org. 8:30 p.m. Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $5. [ CLASSICAL ]
Madrigalia: Songs of Home and of Exile. Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover St. 230-2894. madrigalia. org. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5-$15. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Whatever Forever. Banzai
Sushi & Cocktail Bar, 682 South Ave. 473-0345. facebook.com/djALYKHAN. 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
CLASSICAL | “AN ENGLISH SPRINGTIME” WITH THE RPO
What better way to follow up a Rochester Lilac Festival than with a Rochester Philharmonic English Springtime? The RPO offers that opportunity this Sunday afternoon, in the orchestra’s last Hochstein Performance Hall concert of the season. Guest conductor Daniel Meyer, who led the RPO in March’s “Music and the Dance” concert, will return to lead this program of pleasing music from the green and pleasant land. They are aided by Concentus Women’s Chorus — led by Gwendolyn Hall Gassler (pictured) — which will perform British choral works from the 17th century (by Thomas Morley and Henry Purcell) and the 20th (Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams). The orchestra will also perform two classics by honorary Englishmen: a suite from Handel’s “Water Music,” and Haydn’s “London” Symphony, his last and perhaps grandest.
The Moho Collective. Lovin’
Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m.
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents “An English Springtime” on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Avenue. $25. rpo.org. — BY DAVID RAYMOND
[ VOCALS ]
[ JAZZ ]
Dust and Bone. Water Street
Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic. com. 8 p.m. $5-$10.
George Thorogood, The Destroyers, and Brian Setzer.
CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. Canandaigua. 800-7453000. cmacevents.com. 8 p.m. $25-$55. Mighty High and Dry. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 10 p.m. Mister Revelator. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. houseofguitars.com. 2 p.m.
Meet and Greet: Mister Revelator. House of Guitars,
645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. houseofguitars.com. 2 p.m.
Scope & Figure, House Majority, Dirty Pennies, and Thoroughbred. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 9 p.m. $7-$9.
This is a Call: Foo Fighters Tribute and Zero. Flour City
Station, 170 East Ave. 413-5745. flourcitystation.com. 9 p.m. $5.
SUNDAY, MAY 31 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
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themontagemusichall.com. 7:30 p.m. $15-$18.
Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. 271-6513. thirdpresbyterian.org/. 4 p.m.
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William Parker, Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi, and Watson Jennison Quartet.
The Bop Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3361. bopshop. com. 8:30 p.m. $15-$20. [ POP/ROCK ]
Marty Roberts and Donnie.
Marge’s Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. margeslakesideinn.com. 4-7 p.m.
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Iron Reagan, Angel Du$t, Noisem, and Obsessor. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $10-$12.
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Crytopsy. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520.
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Craig Wright’s “Grace” had a modest Broadway run a few years ago, and Out of Pocket’s presentation at MuCCC suggests why it was modest. Despite interesting ideas and moments, it doesn’t convince as a whole. However, at MuCCC, “Grace” gets a production that at least shows the play to good advantage, and shows off some skillful acting. “Grace” begins with a conversation between Steve (Tom Bigongiari) and his quiet, submissive wife Sara (Erin Kate Howard); the young Christian couple have relocated to Florida from Minnesota. They’re discussing the thing that brought them there: the opportunity for Steve to make it big with a scheme to buy up hotels and refurbish them as “Christian motels” called Crossroads Inns. (Heavy symbolism alert.) It sounds too good to be true, and of course everybody but Steve recognizes that it is, as he waits patiently for a multimillion-dollar windfall from
a mysterious Mr. Himmelman. (Heavier symbolism alert, if you know German.) Steve soon tries to involve their neighbor Sam (Adam Petzold) in this plan; he isn’t interested, and even less interested in Steve’s attempts to bully him into acknowledging the existence of God. Sam is a NASA scientist who recently lost his fiancé and was himself horribly disfigured in a car accident. He has no religious feeling, which puts him at odds with Steve but is a challenge to Sara. Sara and Sam fall in love, Steve never hears from Himmelman and winds up in big trouble, and … it doesn’t end well for anybody. The play’s take-no-prisoners ending is not very convincing. Wright’s plotting is predictable, and his religious (or atheistic) symbolism is pretty obvious, but “Grace” does have some good points as a theater piece: it’s compact, it’s not dull, and there are a number of sharp lines and a couple of telling scenes. (In general, the quieter the scene, the more effective it is.) Wright is especially good in getting down the born-again Christian “Prayer Warriors” double talk that Steve specializes in. And I am completely on board with his depiction of Florida as a hot, bugridden, amoral hellhole. Despite their cardboard elements, Wright gives his characters very actable parts, and the four actors that Jeff Siuda has directed for his cast fill in between the lines very well. Tom Bigongiari is most effective
in his earlier scenes, as a man blindly certain that his faith will lead to worldly success. He’s a little less powerful near the finish, when he reaches the end of his rope and his faith turns to dust — but the play goes awry here, too, despite the writer’s attempt to ramp up the excitement. Erin Kate Howard, one of the most appealing actresses in Rochester theater, is well cast, and her careful charting of Sara’s infatuation with Sam is very convincing. Adam Petzold sometimes seems cast for his ability to be snarly and surly, and he certainly brings that quality to his first scene; but when he slowly lets down his guard later, in a finely-paced scene alone with Sara, both he and Howard are very involving. There’s a fourth role in “Grace,” a German immigrant who is an exterminator for the apartment complex where the others live. Wright has made him more of a plot device than a real character, but again, the role still offers some material for an actor to bite into. Andrew Cowen is as appropriately cast as everyone else in the show, but seemed a little tentative in his delivery on opening night. “Grace” is a play with problems, but it’s got some good stuff in it too. It’s worthwhile making the trip to MuCCC to see what this director and these actors are able to make of it.
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Gallery 96, 604 Pittsford-Victor Road. Black and White. Through July 11. Opening reception Fri. May 29, 6-8:30 p.m. Black and white photos by 5 area photographers. 233-5015. gallery96.com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Crystal Blue America. Through June 30. By Marcella Gillenwater. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com. Nan Miller Gallery, 3000 Monroe Ave #200. Sculptural Trilogy. Through June 20. New work from 10 premier sculptors across the nation. nanmillergallery.com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S. Main St. Canandaigua. The Lake Effect. Through Aug. 1. Original work from regional artists. 3940030. prrgallery.com. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. Penfield. Penfield Art Association 51st Spring Show. Through June 7. 160 paintings by more than 60 artists. 340-8655. penfieldartassociation.com/. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. A Matter of Beauty. Through June 6. A Range of styles, media, subject matter, and techniques by The Rochester Art Club. 546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. DNO: The Self- Titled Show. Through May 30. “Off the wall” sculpture, interactive pieces, and more by Dudes Night Out team. dnoart.com. Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road. Art of War. Through July 21. Paintings by Viktor Mitic. 288-7170. artisanworks.net. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. Universal Magnetic. Through July 3. New works by St. Monci. 232-6030 x23. axomgallery.com/. Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. Life Is. urmc.rochester.edu/ psychiatry/outreach/omhp/ bridgeartgallery.aspx. City Hall, 30 Church St. Expressions. Through June 22. Works by Rochester’s Artists’ Breakfast Group. artistsbreakfastgroup.com/. The Coco Room, The Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Door #2 Suite 425. Enter The Rockstar. Through May 30. Paintings of Frida Kahlo by Nereida Vazquez. 478-0159. thecocoroom.rocks/. Damiani Wine Cellars, 4704 Rt. 414, Burdett. Burden of Wings. Through June 1. Photography by Mauro Marinelli. 546-5557. damianiwinecellars.com. Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St. Flying the Flag: A Fairport Tradition. Through July 30. Photos of the flag on Fairport and Perinton porches. perintonhistoricalsociety.org. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. Change of Seasons. Through June 30. Warm weather watercolor portraits by Betsy Liano. 3850298. friendlyseniorliving.org. Gallery Salon, 4 Elton St. New Works by Gia Conti. Through June 30. Watercolor paintings. firstname.lastname@example.org. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb
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Art Rule breaker, fun maker “Some of My Favorites” by Dan Neuberger THROUGH JUNE 14 IMAGE CITY PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY, 722 UNIVERSITY AVENUE TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 12 P.M. TO 6 P.M.; SUNDAY, 12 P.M. TO 4 P.M. 271-2540 | WWW.IMAGECITYPHOTOGRAPHYGALLERY.COM [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
“This is probably my last solo show,” says photographer Dan Neuberger of the current exhibit of his work at Image City Photography Gallery.” I’m 86, and shows are a lot of work and expense. So I decided to show my favorites — the ones that I’m particularly fond of.” Born in the former Yugoslavia (now Croatia) in 1929, Neuberger’s family moved to New York City when he was 11 years old. Though he became interested in photography at age 16, when his brother gave him a 1933 Rolleiflex, he pursued a degree in Chemistry at Columbia College. Still, he was active in the camera club. Neuberger’s relationship with photography is one based equally in the love of science and art. After earning a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Rochester, he became a photographic research scientist in the Kodak Research Laboratories, where he worked until retirement in 1986. “I think being successful is being in love with your work,” he says. “I love science, I love research, and I love photography.” Neuberger’s career at Kodak offered him all of the above, as well as free photographic supplies, and he developed a passion for darkroom work. He was active in the Kodak Camera Club, and was the first scientist Kodak sent to Paris to collaborate with French colleagues for a year. Neuberger’s work has been collected privately and is also part of corporate, hospital, university, and museum collections. One of his images of Grand Central Station earned the Best-of-Show award from the Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art in 2000, against more than 900 other works in all media. The show at Image City, where Neuberger is a founding partner, includes about two dozen images spanning about five decades of work, from the 1974 silver gelatin print of “Paris Rooftops” to the 20 CITY MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2015
colorful set of near abstract images taken fewer than five years ago. Much of Neuberger’s work can be described as clean and elegantly graphic, with an emphasis on the balance of geometric forms in space. This is true throughout his career, despite his wide range of interest in subject matter. “A gallery director once asked me how I would describe my work with one adjective,” Neuberger says. “And I said, ‘uncluttered.’ Now, people who have seen my house think that’s very funny.” Some of the show’s stars are images shot on a trip Neuberger took about four years ago to Athens, Istanbul, and Greece. “Santorini happens to be my favorite place in the whole world,” he says. A coastal city in Greece, Santorini is known for white buildings with vivid blue rooftops. But rather than snapping the typical tourist pictures, Neuberger captures the sort of nuance you’d notice if you were to really spend time in the place, slowly wandering and savoring the sights, focusing on your own unique response to the setting. A few pictures from his “Steps” series are bold details of steps to a terrace in Santorini. Painted in high contrast, the stairs are the focal point, twisting up or down and away amid walls that serve as banisters. Through digital tinkering, the island’s bold colors are reduced to a graphic-heightening grayscale. In more than one image, the striking blue sky is manipulated to a flat black, creating an eerily still environment, sharp against the blindingly white, rough walls lit by no source. The back wall of the gallery holds a set of Neuberger’s “Shapes, Light, and Color” pieces, seven heavily-manipulated images taken three years ago at the Hirschhorn Gallery in Washington, D.C. “They’re funky pictures,” Neubergers says, “so I said, ‘Let’s hang ‘em funky.’” Each of the images is set at an angle, so that the pictures seem to tumble across the wall, busting out of stuffy gallery rules. But Neuberger is right — the way they’re hung complements the content. In the images, rows of long fluorescent bulbs accent very geometric spaces, which Neuberger has cropped to isolate specific areas of interest. He has completely transformed what was there by digitally altering light gradation on some walls creating solid, flat planes of color; in other areas he saturated the lightto-shadow spectrum along a wall, so that it flows smoothly from one neon color to
another. Corners are flooded with light, and portals to other, darkened rooms become negative objects. Neuberger points out one image in which the room is actually upside-down — “Why not?” he says. Between the tilted canvases, the shifting and disorienting planes, and the vibrantly glowing walls, the works call to mind a combination of Escher’s impossible rooms and light artist Dan Flavin’s created environments, and give the impression of a futuristic dwelling. Due to Neuberger’s manipulations, two
digital images of At 86, photographer Dan Neuberger looks back at his diverse oeuvre with some of his favorite pieces, now on view at Image City Manhattan scenes, Photography Gallery. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY JIM LARAGY created about a decade ago, appear to be much older. One particularly lovely image of sheets In “Trinity Church,” the iconic steeple is hung up to dry, titled “Three Sheets to seen between tall buildings that dissolve the Wind,” was taken on Monhegan into the sky. The gritty quality of the Island, off the coast of Maine, during images was achieved through Photoshop. a master class in color photography — “The irony is that when I worked at before Neuberger’s digital tinkering Kodak with film, the big thing was to began. At first glance, the pristine sheets, reduce grain,” Neuberger says. “And clothespins, line, and sky appear to form here, I deliberately put in grain because I a fairly monochrome photo, but subtle wanted it to look old.” green and yellow light from the grass and Perhaps due to his long career in sky are reflected amid the gently draped the darkroom, Neuberger still marvels folds. A sense of perfect peace emanates over the ease with which once “very from the work. involved” photo manipulation processes Looking back, Neuberger says, “I was are replicated on the computer. “Once I lucky enough to have the luxury of having discovered digital, I said, ‘Hey, I can sit a salary from Kodak, I didn’t depend on down at the computer and play,’” he says. photography for a living, so I could do “I’m not very good at Photoshop, but it whatever I wanted. If people liked it, feels god-like, you know?” okay, if people didn’t like it, okay.” He Two binders chock full of Neuberger’s considers himself fortunate that he’s been prints reveal just how diverse his oeuvre is. able to remain true to the pursuit of what Many images were taken during travels in interested him. “I’m having fun,” he says. Paris, New York, Quebec, and Israel, among That’s my goal.” many other places. Neuberger shoots whatever attracts him — monuments, people lounging in parks, age-stained and graffiti covered walls in old-city alleyways, rain soaked tropical foliage, an elderly couple silhouetted and supporting one another while walking under a bridge.
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Art Exhibits Place. Vivaldi Four Seasons, Persephone series #1, and Invisible Distance. Through May 30. Prints, paintings, and books by Kristine Bouyoucos, Barbara Fox, and Sue Huggins Leopard. 202-3869. thegeiselgallery.com. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. New Work by Dan Neuberger. Through June 14. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery. com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Beauty In The Breakdown. Through May 31. Painting by Jeff Lee. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com/. Legacy at Park Crescent, 100 Providence Circle. Suburban Rochester Art Group. Through May 30. legacyrochester.com. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. Portraits. Through June 19. Tintypes and ambrotypes by Jen Libby. 789-1811. geneseelibby.com. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. Structurally Speaking. Through June 30. Paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and more by 30 artists. 315-4620210. firstname.lastname@example.org. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection; In Search of Shadows: Selections From the Permanent Collection. The Human Touch, 45 paintings, prints, and photos that focus on the human body, through June 28. In Search of Shadows: Selections From the Permanent Collection, through Aug 16. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. Give To Abstraction. Through June 27. Abstract art by several artists. 624-7740. millartcenter.com. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Seasons. Through June 28. A display oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels by Denise Van Deroef. 546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. Namaste. Through June 13. Paintings by 10 artists. 6244730. ockheesgallery.com. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. The Cocktailians. Through May 31. Photos of barkeeps and their associates by Gerry Szymanski. 232-7340. orangeglorycafe.com/. Our House Gallery of Veterans Outreach Center, 783 South Ave. New Work by Dan Caster. Through June. Native-American warrior portraits. 295-7804. veteransoutreachcenter.org. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. The Condition of Music. Through June 6. A variety of works by 10 artists. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Phillips Fine Art, Door #9 The Hungerford Building. In This World..No One Can Pin Me Down. Through May 30. New works by Tarrant Clements. 2328120. Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. Rochester Art Club Spring Show. Through June 27. 233-5645. rochesterartclub.org/. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Made in New York. Through June 7. 73 pieces of artwork by 56 NYS artists.
ART | OBSCURA DAY
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Atlas Obscura is an online guidebook that showcases engaging places from around the world. Locations include the dreamy “Book Mountain” in Spijkenisse, Netherlands, which is located in a transparent glass pyramid; Mexico City’s creep-show “La Isla de las Munecas,” an island filled with hundreds of hanging, decomposing, decapitated dolls; and the Styrian Armoury in Graz, Austria, which is the world’s largest historic armory, established by independent citizens to defend themselves from the wars of larger forces. Saturday, May 30, has been declared “Obscura Day,” which will feature more than 150 events to spotlight unique sites in more than 39 states and 25 countries. Two events will be held locally. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., discover some of “The Secrets of Mount Hope Cemetery.” Meet at 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue; attendance fee is $15. Also, take a hike to the Jell-O Gallery Museum (23 East Main Street, Leroy) for “The Jell-O Gallery Jiggle,” held from 1 to 3 p.m., and learn all about the history and science behind the popular snack. The $10 admission fee includes taste-tests. The Obscura Society — the real-world discovery arm of Atlas Obscura — sets up events, tours, and adventures across the world. Currently, there are chapters in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Illinois, and Philadelphia, but the Society is looking to launch other chapters later in 2015 and 2016. For more information on events and the society, visit atlasobscura.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY 315-255-1553. mtraudt@ schweinfurthartcenter.org. schweinfurtharcenter.org. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. In Search of Things We May Have Lost…. Through May 31. Photographic portraits of neighbors and their animals by Jane Walker. spectrumgalleryroc.com. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. Musicians: Photographs by Bob Cato. Through June 26. 475-3961. email@example.com. rit.edu. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. The Educators. Through June 30. Alumni exhibition. 442-8676. vsw.org.; Marion Faller: Flora and Fauna. Through July 3. Selections from three bodies of work by Marion Faller (1941-2014): Second Flora, Snapshot Anthologies, and the bookwork Resurrection of the Exquisite Corpse. 4428676. vsw.org.
Call for Participants [ WED., MAY 27 ] Finger Lakes Chorale. May 27, 7 p.m. Perinton Presbyterian Church, 6511 Pittsford Palmyra Rd. 465-0838. fingerlakeschorale.org.
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[ SUN., MAY 31 ] New Voices Emerging Artist Showcase. May 31. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave $10. 473-6140. bernunzio.com.
Art Events [ SAT., MAY 30 ] Meet and Greet: Artist VanDeusen Design. May 30, 5-8 p.m. A Gust of Sun Winery, 5324 W. Ridge Rd, Spencerport 352-9629. [ SUN., MAY 31 ] Easel Does It! Painting Party. 11 a.m.-1 p.m Longhorn Steakhouse, 7720 . Victor $18-$36. 888-272-7762. easeldoesit.org.
Comedy [ THU., MAY 28 ] Dave Attell. May 28, 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster $35-$40. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., MAY 29 ] Awesome Force: An Improvised Superhero Blockbuster. May 29-30, 8:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd $10. 232-4382. gevacomedyimprov.org. continues on page 22 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 21
[ SAT., MAY 30 ] Dance to Awaken the Heart. May 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Henrietta United Church of Christ, 1400 Lehigh Station Rd Henrietta Donations welcome. 888-3409865. firstname.lastname@example.org. awakentheheart.org/dance.
Festivals [ THU., MAY 28 ] Rochester Greek Festival. May 28- June 10, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 962 East Ave (585) 2443377. rochestergreekfestival.org/. FESTIVAL | GREEK FESTIVAL
It was just this year that I learned the proper pronunciation for “gyro.” You can learn it as well, and eat one or two at this year’s Greek Festival. Of course, there is plenty of other traditional Greek fare to munch on — Souvlaki, anyone? After you eat, get even more into the Greek spirit by indulging in traditional Greek dancing and music. If you’re looking for souvenirs to take home, take a stroll through the Agora and peruse clothing, jewelry, icons, and specialty foods. There are also regular church tours, and a Kiddie Village for children to enjoy.
[ SAT., MAY 30 ] Tree Peony Festival of Flowers. 9 a.m.-4 p.m Linwood Gardens, 1912 York Rd. $8-$12. 5843913. leegratwick@frontier. com. linwoodgardens.org/ Festival_of_Flowers.
The Greek Festival will take place Thursday, May 28, through Sunday, May 31, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 962 East Ave. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. rochestergreekfestival.org. — BY TREVOR LEWIS
[ SUN., MAY 31 ] 4th Annual Dyke Picnic and Women’s Festival. May 31, noon. Genesee Valley Park, Elmwood Ave. 683-5734. facebook.com/ LORA.Rochester. Kiss A Cow Day. May 31, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Asha Sanctuary, 2969 Coomer Road . Newfane $5-$10, kids under 5 free. 716-4802571. email@example.com. ashasanctuary.com/events.
[ THU., MAY 28 ] Contra Dancing. 8-11 p.m. Covenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Rd $2-$9. cdrochester.org.
[ FRI., MAY 29 ] Bio/Dance. May 29, 10:30 a.m. Monroe Community Hospital, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620 2011002. biodance.org.
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[ FRI., MAY 29 ] 16 mm Films by Rose Lowder. May 29, 7 p.m. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. 4428676. vsw.org.
[ SAT., MAY 30 ] Bringing Conscious Back. May 30, 12-2 p.m. Phillis Wheatley Public Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way 428-8212. facebook.com/filmstress.filmz. [ MON., JUNE 1 ] Let the Fire Burn. June 1, 7-9 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. facebook.com/flyingsquirrel. communityspace. Low-Cost No-Cost Adventures. June 1, 7 p.m. Lifetree Cafe, 1301 Vintage Lane 723-4673. lifetreecafe.com. Limited Partnership. June 1, 7-9 p.m. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue Free. 258-0200. wxxi. org/highlights/2015/03/limitedpartnership. [ TUE., JUNE 2 ] Hitchcock Film Series: North by Northwest. June 2, 5 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St Canandaigua 394-1381. woodlibrary.org. Pack Up Your Sorrows. June 2, 7 p.m. Cinema Theatre, 957 S. Clinton Ave. 444-3664. reelmindfilmfest.com.
Kids Events [ SAT., MAY 30 ] Parade Day. May 30, 11 a.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St $5. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. Movie: The Tale of Despereaux. May 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Central Library, Children’s Center, 115 South Ave. 428-8304. libraryweb.org.
COMEDY | DAVE ATTELL
If there’s one thing you can be sure of about Dave Attell’s stand-up shows, it’s that nothing is off limits. The veteran comic doesn’t shy away from the offensive, and his thoughts can tend to be just a tad bizarre: Steve Irwin didn’t just die, but was murdered after the crocodiles put out a hit on him. You may recognize him from his series on Comedy Central back in the day, “Insomniac with Dave Attell,” where he walked around cities late at night seeing what crazy stuff he could find. Even if you aren’t familiar with his work, his comedy is worth your time. Just be warned if you’re morally inclined. Dave Attell will perform five shows at The Comedy Club (2235 Empire Boulevard, Webster) from Thursday, May 28, through Saturday, May 30. 7:30 p.m. on Thursday; 7:30 and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. $35-$40. thecomedyclub.us; daveattell.com. — BY TREVOR LEWIS [ MON., JUNE 1 ] Widget the Reading Dog and her Pal Joey. 3-4 p.m.
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[ TUE., JUNE 2 ] Babies and Books. 10:30-11:15 a.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Mexican Wolf Day. June 2, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St 336-7202. senecaparkzoo.org. Preschool Activity Club. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Storytime. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. Free. 227-4020. bn.com.
Lectures [ THU., MAY 28 ] Classic Book Discussion. May 28, 3-4:30 p.m. Irondequoit Public Library, Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd 336-6062. firstname.lastname@example.org. irondequoitlibrary.org. Dating Photographs: Follow the Clues. May 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St Canandaigua 394-1381. woodlibrary.com. Gluten Free Cooking Classes: With Food Blogger Calvin Eaton. 6:308 p.m Eastridge High School, 2350 E Ridge Rd . Irondequoit $25-$30, registration required 339-1470. eastiron.org/news/ adulted.htm. [ SAT., MAY 30 ] Madonna Thunder Hawk. May 30, 3-6 p.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street 442-1100. [ TUE., JUNE 2 ] African World History Class. 7:30 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 563-2145. thebaobab.org.
Literary Events [ WED., MAY 27 ] Book Sale. May 27, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd. 225-8951. greecepubliclibrary.org. [ SAT., MAY 30 ] Author Salon with Steve Farrington. May 30, 2 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. Visiting Author: Mo Piles. May 30, 2 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. booksetcofmacedonny.com. [ MON., JUNE 1 ] Moving Beyond Racism Book Group. June 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. 288-8644.
Museum Exhibit [ WED., MAY 27 ] History: Photographs by David Leninthal. Ongoing. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. History: Photographs by David Leninthal. Large-scale photographs from his work over 35 years, through May 24. A History of Photography, through June 7 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. [ SUN., MAY 31 ] Our Town in World War II. 1:30-4 p.m Greece Historical Society & Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. Through Dec. 13 Free, Donations accepted. 225-7221. greecehistoricalsociety.net.
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ART | “SCULPTURAL TRILOGY: METAL, GLASS, AND WOOD”
The diversity of artistic expression in just three sculptural media is explored in the current show at Nan Miller Gallery (3000 Monroe Avenue). On Wednesday, May 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the venue will host an opening reception for “Sculptural Trilogy: Metal, Glass, and Wood,” a new show featuring the art of a dozen sculptors from across the country. The show includes more than 50 works of art by Harvey Littleton, John Littleton and Kate Vogel, Martin Blank (artwork pictured), Gabriela and Jeremy Firehammer, Albert Paley, James Seaman, Stephen Cox, John Dodd, Randi Solin, Pam Steele, and Ruth Bloch. “Sculptural Trilogy” is free of charge and open to the public. Reservations for the opening reception are requested; call 292-1430 or email email@example.com. The exhibit remains on display through June 20. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit nanmillergallery.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY “Bring Your Own Train”. 11 a.m.4 p.m. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd Road, rail, and trolley vehicles and artifacts; operating model railroad; gallery; gift shop. Bring your own train Sunday’s JanuaryApril $3 adults, $2 under 12 5331113. nymtmuseum.org. Our Town In World War 2. 1:30-4 p.m Greece Historical Society & Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. Free. 585-225-7221. greecehistoricalsociety@yahoo. com. greecehistoricalsociety.net.
Recreation [ WED., MAY 27 ] Arm Knitting. May 27, 7 p.m. Irondequoit Public Library, Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd 3366062. firstname.lastname@example.org. irondequoitlibrary.org. Roc Cirque presents Whirly Wendsday. 7 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Join the fun at Rochester’s premier spin toy meet up. Hooping, poi, juggling, fire performances, and much more. Live DJ’s are playing during the session to help you stay moving. Extra hoops and poi are available 683-5734. facebook.com/ WhirlyWednesdays. Rochester Juggling Club. Through Sep. 27, 1-4 p.m. Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman St. [ THU., MAY 28 ] Twilight Tours. Mount Hope Cemetery, North Gate, 791 Mt. Hope Ave. $5. 461-3494. fomh. org. [ SAT., MAY 30 ] Braman Preserve Field Trip. May 30, 8 a.m. Braman Preserve,
1775 Ridge Rd 1775 Ridge Rd 865-6047. Genesee Valley Hiking Club. Check our online calendar for this week’s hike schedule or visit gvhchikes.org. RBA: Norway Road Field Trip. May 30, 7 a.m. 503-2534. rochesterbirding.com. St Rita Fiesta 5K/10K & Pancake Breakfast. May 30, 7:30-10 a.m. St. Rita School, 1008 Maple Dr., Webster $15-$30 to run and eat; $3-$8 for breakfast. 671-3132. email@example.com. stritafiesta5K10K.racewire.com. Susan B Anthony Tour. May 30, 2 p.m. Mount Hope Cemetery, North Gate, 791 Mt. Hope Ave. 461-3494. fomh.org. [ SUN., MAY 31 ] Fourth Annual Steel Lillies 5K Run/Walk. May 31, 9:30 a.m.noon. Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Dr . Webster $15-$30. 872-7103. steellillies.org. RBA: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip. May 31, 7 a.m. 503-2534. rochesterbirding.com. [ MON., JUNE 1 ] Balanced Yoga with Megan. Nu Movement, 716 University Ave. $12 drop in; 8 classes for $60. 967-0905. megan.eisermann@ yahoo.com. numvmnt.com. JCC Scholarship Golf Tournament. June 1. Irondequoit Country Club, 4045 East Avenue 461-2000. jccrochester.org/ June 1. Irondequoit Country Club, 4045 East Avenue $325. 461-2000. jccrochester.org/. continues on page 24
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FASHION | “RECYCLED RUNWAY”
Can fashion make an ecological difference? Can materials saved from the landfills be fashionable? The creative folks involved in the annual “Recycled Runway” event say yes. The show — which is The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes’ signature fundraising event — will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 8 to 11 p.m., at Corning Museum of Glass auditorium (1 Museum Way, Corning). This year’s one-of-a-kind creations, made by artists of all ages, are constructed from such repurposed items as dried tea bags, plastic milk gallons, Mardi Gras beads, shards of glass, heirloom handkerchiefs, keyboards, movie posters, and more. An hour-long open bar begins at 8 p.m., and a cash bar will be available after the show. General admission is $50, and premium admission is $90, which includes a seat at the runway and a swag bag to take home. For more information, call 607-962-1332 or visit earts.org/recycled-runway. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
Recreation [ TUE., JUNE 2 ] Cardio Charleston. 6-7 p.m. Groove Juice Swing, 389 Gregory St. $7. 845-706-2621. cardiocharleston.com. Council Rock Ave/Highland Ave Neighborhood Walk. June 2, 6:30 p.m. 249-9507. huggersskiclub.org.
Meetings [ WED., MAY 27 ] Take Back the Land. 7:30 p.m Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Learn to fight for property rights to help people stay in their homes 6538362, leave a message. [ THU., MAY 28 ] Irondequoit State of the Town Address. May 28, 7 p.m. Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave 336-6034. [ MON., JUNE 1 ] Conversations on Race. June 1, 6-8 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. brightonlibrary.org.
Special Events [ WED., MAY 27 ] Bring Your Own Vinyl (BYOV) with Ommegang Brewery. May 27, 5-7 p.m. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. facebook.com/ recordarchive. Fiber Faire. May 27, 4-7 p.m. Weaving & Fiber Arts Center, Piano Works Mall, Studio 1940, 349 West Commercial St 732-9195. weaversguildofrochester.org. 24 CITY MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2015
Homemade Liqueurs. May 27, 7-8 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $25. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Italian American Karaoke. 7:30-11 p.m Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way 594-8882. iaccrochester.org. NCJW Rochester Annual Closing Event. May 27, 7 p.m. Max of Eastman Place, 25 Gibbs St. Keynote Speaker: Ward Stare. $10. ncjqgrs.org. maxofeastmanplace.com. Owl Moon. Every other day, 6 p.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford $8-$12, rsvp (585) 538-6822. gcv.org. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Through May 31. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through May 31. Fri. May 29 8 p.m. Sat. May 30, 4 & 8:30 p.m., Tues. May 26 7:30 p.m., Wed. May 27, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thurs. May 28. 7:30 p.m., Sun. June 1, 2 p.m $25+. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. [ THU., MAY 28 ] Hats and Headdresses Across the Globe. May 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 275-8779. rochesterglobalconnections. org. Introduction to Traditional Watercolor Painting (+ Bring Your Own Wine). May 28, 6-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $20. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Lincoln Tours. 1 & 3 p.m. Seward House Historic Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. 315-2521283. sewardhouse.org.
[ FRI., MAY 29 ] Annual Rummage Sale. May 29June 6. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd 872-2606. rochesterunitarian.org. History on Tap: Happy Hour. May 29, 5-9 p.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford Live music, carnival food and sandwiches, special performances and hands-on activities $10-$12. 294-8218. gcv.org. Music and Food Truck Rodeo. May 29, 4:30-8 p.m. Penfield Amphitheater, 3100 Atlantic Ave Penfield 340-8663. penfieldrec.org/. Small World Food’s May Social: Celebrate Spring!. May 29, 5-8 p.m. Small World Food, 90 Canal St. Suite 111 Free!. 563-9018. email@example.com. facebook.com/smallworldfood. [ SAT., MAY 30 ] Devour Rochester. May 30, 2-6 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. $25+. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu/events/ devour-rochester/. No Ordinary Love Fashion Show and Showcase. May 30, 5-8 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. $20. 428-7541. eventbrite.com/e/ no-ordinary-love-1st-annualfashion-show-showcasetickets-16738023880. Obscura Day: The Secrets of Mount Hope Cemetery. May 30, 10 a.m.-noon. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue An exclusive, specially-designed tour of Rochester’s legendary cemetery $15. 461-3494. atlasobscura.com. Paint Nite Birthday Bash. May 30, 6 p.m. Harro East Ballroom, 155 N. Chestnut St. $45. paintnite. com. Recycled Runway. May 30, 8-11 p.m. Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way $50-$90. 607962-1332. earts.org/recycledrunway. Taste & Tour Hidden Valley. May 30, 2-6 p.m. Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Rd., Varysburg $19.25$36.75, Rsvp. 535-4100. info@ hiddenvalleyadventure.com. hiddenvalleyadventure.com. TEDx Flour City 2015: Branch Out. May 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St facebook.com/ TEDxFlourCity. [ SUN., MAY 31 ] Carter Jarvis Memorial. May 31, 1-9 p.m. American Legion Post 942, 818 Ridge Rd . Webster $7-$10. 233- 9927. tee2891@ hotmail.com. [ TUE., JUNE 2 ] Free STD Screenings for Women ages 13+. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Trillium Health, 259 Monroe Ave. Free. 545-7200. trilliumhealthny.org.
Theater Bikinis. Through May 31. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Through May 31. Thursdays 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays. 3 p.m $30-$36. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com.
Grace. Through May 30. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through May 30. Fri. and Sat. May 28 & 29, and Sun. May 30, 2 & 7:30 p.m. A tragicomedy that explores human assumptions about how God, goodness, faith and causality operate $10-$15. muccc.org. In The Mood. Sat., May 30, 3 & 8 p.m. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. $29.50$69.50. 222-5000. firstname.lastname@example.org. rbtl.org. The In Your Face players. Sat., May 30, 6:30-9:15 p.m. Impact Theatre Christian Arts & Cultural Center, 201 E Main St Palmyra $5. 315-597-3553. impactdrama.com. Look, He Made A Hat: Celebrating the Legacy of John Haldoupis. Sat., May 30, 6 p.m. Xerox Auditorium, 100 South Clinton Ave. $35-$50. 454-1260. blackfriars.org/. Orestes 2.0. Through May 31. Bread & Water Theatre, 172 West Main St Through May 31. Fri. and Sat. May 29 & 30 7:30 p.m., Sun. May 31, 2 p.m. Weterans return from the Trojan War, to find that the disorder and nightmare have destroyed thier homes $8-$14. 271-5523. breadandwatertheatre.org. Rehearsal for Murder. May 2931. A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St Through May 31. Fri. May 29, 7:30 p.m., Sat. May 30, 2 & 7:30 p.m., and Sun. May 31. 2 p.m 935-7173. mjtstages.com. Riding the Midnight Express. Through May 31. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St Through May 31. Thurs. May 28, 7 p.m., Fri. May 29, 8 p.m., and Sun. May 31, 3 p.m $26-29. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.org. Who Killed Hugh?. May 29-June 7. Masonic Lodge, 133 S. Union Street, Spencerport Through June 7. Fri. and Sat. May 29 & 30 and June 5 & 6, 7:30 p.m., Sun. May 31 and June 7, 2 p.m. A comedy by David Kent $10$13. 225-6163.
Theater Audition [ WED., MAY 27 ] Green Day’s American Idiot. Through May 27, 6 p.m. JCC Hart Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 461-2000 x 235. jcccenterstage.org/. [ FRI., MAY 29 ] Auditions for Cabaret. May 29, 7 p.m. Pittsford Senior Center, 3750 Monroe Ave. pittsfordmusicals.org/auditions. cfm. Auditions for Jekyll & Hyde. May 29, 6:30-10 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 North Chestnut St. 4543367. stageworksroc.org.
Workshops [ WED., MAY 27 ] Coming Back to Life: a 4 Session Course on How to Work for Social Change Without Burning Out. 7:309:30 p.m Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. $25-$50. 463-3266. ur.rochester.edu. Knit Clique: Knitting/Crocheting Drop-In. noon. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Snacks are welcome free. 7845300. brightonlibrary.org.
FOOD | DEVOUR ROCHESTER WINE & CULINARY CLASSIC
The Memorial Art Gallery will host its second annual Devour Rochester Wine & Culinary Classic this Saturday, May 30. More than 25 regional wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, food trucks, and vendors will be on hand for sipping and sampling, including Heron Hill Winery, Cider Creek Hard Cider, The Owl House, Eat Me Ice Cream, and Le Petite Poutine. Devour Rochester will also feature culinary classes and lectures, live jazz, and prize giveaways; awards for “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice” will be announced at 5 p.m. Event tickets include 10 tasting vouchers (five food, five beverage), three raffle tickets, a swag bag with souvenir wine glass, and museum access until 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 (you must be 21 or older) and available for purchase at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, or online at devourrochester.com. — BY LAURA REBECCA KENYON Tequila Tasting Class. May 27, 7 p.m. Salena’s Mexican Restaurant, 302 N. Goodman St. Village Gate $25. 256-5980. Salenas.com/tequila-tastingclasses/. Total Recall. May 27, 1-2:30 p.m. Lifespan, 1900 S. Clinton Ave. Registration required 244-8400 x401. lifespan-roch.org. Wise Choices. May 27, 10 a.m.noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. [ THU., MAY 28 ] Cultural & Linguistic Diversity: Part 2. May 28, 9-11 a.m. Rochester Childfirst Network, 941 South Ave $10. 733-0081. [ FRI., MAY 29 ] Get Ready to Ride: Bike First Aid. May 29, 12:15-1 p.m. Central Library, 115 South Ave. 4288140. libraryweb.org. Sound Healing with Singing Crystal Bowls & Meditation. May 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Healthy Alternatives, 458 Stone Rd. $8. 663-6454. HealthyAlternativesRochester. com. Spirit Tutoring. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The Purple Door Soul Source, 3259 Winton Road S $1/ minute, $5 minimum. 427-8110. purpledoorsoulsource.com. Winning at Parenting. May 29, 10 a.m.-noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. [ SAT., MAY 30 ] Cooking With Miso. May 30, 1-3 p.m. Small World Food, 90 Canal St. Suite 111 $25. 5639018. email@example.com. smallworldfood.com/education/ cooking-with-miso/. Home Purchase Made Easy For the Hearing Impaired. May 30, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. NeighborWorks
Rochester, 570 South Ave $85, $25 for City Grant applicants. 325-4170. nwrochester.org. Injury Prevention for Musicians. May 30, 2:304 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave $15. 473-6140. bernunzio.com. Making Herbal Teas. May 30, 10 a.m.-noon. Hansen Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Rd. Free. 359-7044. sites.google.com/ site/hansennaturecenter. [ MON., JUNE 1 ] Homebuyer Orientation. First Monday of every month, 6:307:30 p.m NeighborWorks Rochester, 570 South Ave A free one-stop shop to learn what services are available to assist you in buying a home 325-4170. In Honor of National CPR week-Come Learn Hands Only CPR!. June 1, 9-11 a.m. and June 1-5, 1:30-3:30 p.m. CardiacLife Training Center, 349 West Commercial Street, Suite 1400. East Rochester 2863811. firstname.lastname@example.org. cardiaclife.net. It’s Never Too Late To Do Nothing. 7-9 p.m Living Stress Free® Wellness Center, 131 Gregory Street $200. 585-4511584. email@example.com. livingstressfree.org. Makeup 101 Workshop with Eva Jewel. June 1, 6-7:30 p.m. Lyell Branch, Rochester Public Library, 956 Lyell Ave. Free, registration required 428-8218. libraryweb.org.
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Brockport Strand 93 Main St, Brockport, 637-3310, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Canandaigua Theatres 3181 Townline Road, Canandaigua, 396-0110, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Cinema Theater 957 S. Clinton St., 271-1785, cinemarochester.com
Culver Ridge 16 2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit 544-1140, regmovies.com
Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361, dryden.eastmanhouse.org
Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420, regmovies.com
Geneseo Theatres Geneseo Square Mall, 243-2691, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Greece Ridge 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive 225-5810, regmovies.com
Henrietta 18 525 Marketplace Drive 424-3090, regmovies.com
The Little 240 East Ave., 258-0444 thelittle.org
A dream unfulfilled “Tomorrowland”
co-writer Damon Lindelof aim to cure our collective sense of disenchantment. Arguing that the population uses this sense of hopelessness as an excuse to not attempt to change things, they want to inspire us through ray-guns, rocket ships, and plenty of gee-whiz optimism. It’s hard to fault a film with such noble goals — of course we could use more imagination and creativity in our world — but the problem comes when the conceit ceases to be a movie and settles for being a TED talk about the healing power of positivity. In a flashback sequence, we’re introduced to Frank Walker (Thomas Robinson), a young boy attending the 1964 World’s Fair with plans to enter his homemade, only semi-functioning jetpack into competition at the inventor’s pavilion. When asked by the judge (Hugh Laurie, cluing us in that he’ll become important later) what purpose a jetpack that doesn’t actually fly could possibly serve, Frank explains how its mere potential is enough to show people that anything is possible and can inspire them to do great things. It’s a nice notion — and a pretty great defense of the value of art — so it’s a shame that once the film presents that idea, it
(PG), DIRECTED BY BRAD BIRD NOW PLAYING [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
It’s no secret that our world can be an overwhelmingly cynical place. As a society we’ve become so entrenched in negativity and pessimism that it’s easy to become disillusioned with where we’re headed. This mindset has extended even to the way we imagine our future: Once, we dreamt of a great big, beautiful tomorrow, but somewhere along the line our visions of the future turned into an endless sea of dystopias and post-apocalyptic wastelands. With their earnest, retro-futurist adventure tale, “Tomorrowland,” director Brad Bird and
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Britt Robertson in “Tomorrowland.” PHOTO COURTESY WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
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never does anything to advance it. Frank’s invention fails to impress the judge, but a mysterious young girl named Athena (Raffey Cassidy, by far the best part of the movie) takes an interest, slipping him a pin that offers entry into a futuristic utopia created by our world’s best and brightest. From there, we jump forward to present day where we meet our teenage heroine, Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), a brainy optimist who believes that the future can be brighter than society tells her. She finds herself in the possession of a very familiar pin, and the discovery sets her off to track down Frank, now a recluse (and played by a cranky George Clooney) holed up in his inventively booby-trapped home. After some convincing, Casey enlists his help get her to Tomorrowland and uncover its many mysteries. There’s some nicely staged action as our heroes attempt to outrun a pack of humanoid robots meant to keep them from reaching their destination as well as an exciting trip to the Eiffel Tower (which conceals its own hidden wonders). Unfortunately, the action does nothing to advance the plot and frequently feels like Bird and Lindelof spinning their wheels. The few glimpses we get of the gleaming Tomorrowland are appropriately spectacular, but not much else in the movie shows as much imagination (intentionally or not) as those all-too-brief sequences, and that sense of wonder is sorely missing from the rest of the film. All of the film’s great concepts come wrapped in a package of sloppy storytelling, and it’s hard not to wonder how much blame
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Yawn of the dead “Maggie” (PG-13), DIRECTED BY HENRY HOBSON NOW PLAYING ON DEMAND
“It’s All So Quiet” (NR), DIRECTED BY NANOUK LEOPOLD SCREENS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 8 P.M., AT THE DRYDEN THEATRE [ REVIEW ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO
lies with Lindelof, whose projects (including “Lost” and “Prometheus”) can uniformly be characterized by their oversized ambitions and narrative incoherence. I hate to pile on the guy, since yes, his collaborators have the option to veto any ideas they think are terrible. But when you’re the common denominator in so many projects that have such similar issues, it gets harder and harder to ignore the thought that perhaps that’s where the blame lies. Props to Bird for making his lead a young woman and science enthusiast (and how great is it that the three films currently topping the box office all have female leads?), but I hold the director to a higher standard. For a movie about creativity and imagination, I want a little more ingenuity from its storytelling. Each of Bird’s animated films, from “The Iron Giant” to “The Incredibles,” had their own messages, but found more imaginative, entertaining ways to express them than through simple sermonizing. Thankfully, Michael Giacchino’s magnificent score is on-hand, often single-handedly providing the sense of wonder the film itself can’t muster. It’s a bit disheartening to find myself criticizing a film with such admirable goals and clear passion behind it, but without the execution to back them up, ideas will only get you so far. Still, I suppose that if the film actually does succeed in inspiring young people toward action and invention, than my quibbles are negated — even if it never feels like this jetpack ever truly gets off the ground.
Hello, and welcome to another installment of “I Saw This Movie So You Don’t Have To!” Yes, “I Tilled Your Garden So You Don’t Have To” probably would have been much more helpful, but I figured I’d take one for the team and bear witness to the dull zombie drama “Maggie,” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s crack at being a real thespian. We’ve encountered this phenomenon before, where creaky action heroes make a play for indie cred (thinking of Stallone in 1997’s “Cop Land” or Van Damme in 2008’s “JCVD”), and usually no one embarrasses themselves too badly. But once the novelty of manly vulnerability wears off, the question is whether the person can truly act, and in Schwarzenegger’s case the answer may surprise you.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin in “Maggie.” PHOTO COURTESY LIONSGATE
Just kidding! The answer is no. But for “Maggie” the former governor of California does give it the ol’ college try as Wade, a reticent Midwestern farmer who we’re first introduced to as he drives through a devastated landscape. The radio broadcast in his ratty truck clues us in to a “necroambulist virus outbreak,” and we soon meet one of its latest victims, Wade’s teenaged daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin, a long way from “Little Miss Sunshine”). Sciencey details explain how Maggie has several weeks to live before what’s euphemistically described as “the turn.” (The Z-word is never used.) That timetable allows the film to explore the shared journey of Wade and Maggie coming to terms with her impending death, including his efforts to prolong their time together whenever anyone comes around with talk of quarantine. The undead are typically a metaphor for things like herd mentality, virus hysteria, and terminal illness, but in light of the cultural juggernaut that is “The Walking Dead,” it’s nearly impossible at this point to say anything new about the victims, or more accurately, the survivors. “Maggie” even kind of looks like a desaturated knockoff of “Walking Dead” season 2 at Hershel’s farm, with Malick-ish vistas and walkers — I mean zombies — sorry; necroambulists — trapped in locked rooms or lurching out of the woods. What’s odd is that first-time director Henry Hobson had to know he was going over well-trodden ground; as a title designer, he worked on a few episodes of “The Walking Dead.” But Hobson does refrain from major gore, opting mostly to fill the spaces between debut screenwriter John Scott 3’s bare-bones dialogue with leisurely scenes of people looking sad, scared, concerned, or confused. That last state of being actually plays to Schwarzenegger’s strengths; he doesn’t
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The carefree fun of high school dances and graffiti-decorated jalopies is short-lived for friends Frankie Darro and Edwin Phillips when the despair of the Great Depression sinks in. With parents unable to find employment, the two teens take to the road looking for work to help support their families. What follows is a harrowing early initiation into the adult world of violence, hunger, and even rape. (William A. Wellman, US 1933, 68 min., 35mm) Part of the William A. Wellman retrospective.
seem quite sure what to do during the quieter moments besides furrow his brow and attempt emotion. The once and future Terminator at least looks believably worn out, with the creases of a man closing in on 70 and a scraggly gray beard that distractingly does not match his suspiciously dark hair. And even though she gets off to a rocky start leaning too heavily on sullen teen, it’s not shocking that “Maggie” is mostly Breslin’s movie. There’s no mystery about what will ultimately happen, but Breslin manages to infuse situations with a hint of unpredictability as her taste for human flesh grows. Schwarzenegger’s no match for her, though, unable to chew even the scenery. The early scenes in Dutch filmmaker Nanouk Leopold’s “It’s All So Quiet” are unsparing in their depiction of caring for an elderly person no longer able to care for themselves. In Helmer’s case, however, as he painstakingly moves his father from the first floor to a secondfloor bedroom, the entrenched passiveaggression is palpable, with far more of the latter than the former. We get the sense that the upstairs is the dying old man’s second-to-last stop, and for Helmer the end of the line can’t come fast enough. Over the course of this slow, austere film, we learn why. Bringing to mind Michael Shannon and his mercurial fish eyes, the late Jeroen Willems anchors the film as Helmer, clearly struggling with repressed desires that surface when a shy, kindly truck driver shows up. The purpose of the fourth main character, a handsome young farmhand, is a bit of a mystery, which illustrates the trouble with this otherwise beautifully crafted film: A quartet of men unable or unwilling to express themselves makes for a challenging moviegoing experience.
BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE Saturday, May 30, 8 p.m. A film crew, holed up in a hotel awaiting their director and star, are going stir crazy. Once the star arrives, he turns out to be a quiet, sullen man, brazenly impenetrable to the hysteria overtaking the rest of the crew. The director turns out to be a dictatorial madman. Fassbinder’s favorite of his own films, Beware of a Holy Whore shows more than anything his willingness to turn the camera around and create an at times humorous, self-effacing, inquisitive work. (Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte, R. W. Fassbinder, West Germany/Italy 1971, 103 min., 35mm, German w/subtitles) Part of the R.W. Fassbinder retrospective.
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[ OPENING ] ALOHA (PG-13): Bradley Cooper stars as a defense contractor who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a former love while unexpectedly falling for his co-pilot. Also starring Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, and John Krasinski. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE AMERICAN SOLDIER (1970): A soldier returns from Vietnam and is promptly hired as a contract killer in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s subversive and experimental gangster movie. Dryden (Thu, May 28, 8 p.m.) BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE (1971): Tensions between members of a film crew build while they wait for the director and star to arrive on location. Dryden (Sat, May 30, 8 p.m.) LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (2014): This documentary tells the love story between FilipinoAmerican Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan, who ended up suing the U.S. government after Adams was denied citizenship. Little (Mon, Jun 1, 7 p.m.) LONESOME (1928): In this classic silent film, two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Dryden (Tue, Jun 2, 8 p.m.) MEN WITH WINGS (1938): William Wellman directs this action film set in the early days of aviation. Starring Fred MacMurray. Dryden (Sun, May 31, 2 p.m.; Mon, Jun 1, 1:30 p.m.) OCCUPY THE FARM (NR): This documentary follows the story of a community’s fight to save public land for urban farming. Little (Thu, May 28, 7 p.m.) PROSPERO’S BOOKS (1991): An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies derailed when his daughter and his enemy’s son fall in love, in Peter Greenaway’s unique retelling of “The Tempest.” Dryden (Wed, May 27, 8 p.m.) ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979): A group of rockmusic-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration. Little (Fri, May 29, 10 p.m.) SAN ANDREAS (PG-13): The Rock vs. the fault line in this mega-budget disaster flick set in the aftermath of a massive earthquake. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster WILD BOYS OF THE ROAD (1933): At the height of the
Depression, two teenage boys strike out on their own in order to help their struggling parents, but find life on the road tougher than expected. Dryden (Fri, May 29, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 5 FLIGHTS UP (PG-13): Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman star as a long-time married couple who’ve spent their lives together in the same New York apartment but become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away. Pittsford THE AGE OF ADALINE (PG-13): Blake Lively stars as a young woman, born at the turn of 20th century, who ceases to age following a mysterious accident. With Harrison Ford, Michiel Huisman, and Ellen Burstyn. Canandaigua, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster AMERICAN SNIPER (R): Clint Eastwood the true story of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American history. Starring Bradley Cooper. Movies 10 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (PG-13): You honestly need a synopsis? Admit it, you’ve already bought your ticket. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, IMAX, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster BIG HERO 6 (PG): In this animated adventure film, a young prodigy invents an inflatable robot and teams up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Movies 10 EX MACHINA (R): A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced female A.I. Starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander. Culver, Henrietta, Little, Tinseltown FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (PG-13): In Victorian England, a headstrong woman fights to maintain her independence while being pursued by three very different suitors. Starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Michael Sheen. Little, Pittsford FURIOUS 7 (PG-13): Do you really need a plot synopsis for this? Is there even a plot? Cars drive fast (and furious), things go boom. With Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jason Statham. Canandaigua, Culver, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (PG-13): The epic third (and final) installment of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins. Movies 10 HOME (PG): In this animated adventure film, an alien on the run from his home plane lands on Earth and befriends an resourceful young girl. With the voices of Jim Parsons,
A scene from “San Andreas.” PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS. Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez. Canandaigua, Culver, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster HOT PURSUIT (PG-13): Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara star in this comedy about a by-the-book cop trying to protect the widow of a drug boss as they’re pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster INTERSTELLAR (PG-13): Christopher Nolan directs this sci-fi epic, about a group of explorers sent to space to save humanity from an Earth deprived of resources. Starring Matthew Mcconaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. Movies 10 IRIS (PG-13): The penultimate film from late, legendary documentarian Albert Maysles profiles noted fashion icon Iris Apfel. Little KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (R): A top secret spy organization recruits an unrefined street kid into the agency’s competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Caine. Movies 10 THE LONGEST RIDE (PG-13): In this latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks crime against literature, the lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while recovering from an automobile crash. Canandaigua, Movies 10 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (R): The influential action franchise returns with more explosions, car crashes, and sweet postapocalyptic S&M fashion. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster MCFARLAND, USA (PG): A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. Starring Kevin Costner. Movies 10 NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB (PG): When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry embarks on an epic quest to save the magic before it’s gone forever. Starring Ben Stiller, Robin
Williams, Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson, and Ben Kingsley. Movies 10 PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 (PG): While attending a security guard expo, Paul Blart inadvertently discovers a heist, and it’s up to him to apprehend the criminals. Starring Kevin James. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (PG): Everyone’s favorite animated penguins join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it. Movies 10 PITCH PERFECT 2 (PG-13): Collegiate a cappella group the Barden Bellas return to enter into an international competition that no American team has ever won. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster POLTERGEIST (PG-13): They’re heeeere. Again. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER (PG): SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our world, where he tangles with a scheming pirate. Movies 10 TOMORROWLAND (PG): In Brad Bird’s retro-futurist adventure film, a teenage girl and a former inventor embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of a mysterious place known as Tomorrowland. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE WATER DIVINER (R): Russell Crowe directs and stars as an Australian man who travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. Pittsford WOMAN IN GOLD (PG-13): Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds star in this true story of an octogenarian Jewish refugee who takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes was stolen from her family during the Holocaust. Culver, Little, Pittsford
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39 Pollard Avenue
There’s a delightful little gem of a bungalow tucked away on a quiet street, at 39 Pollard Avenue, in Charlotte, which may be the perfect abode for a single person, or a couple, who desires to be close to Lake Ontario’s recreational assets. Built in 1940, the one-and-a-half story clapboard house is a cozy 1,202 square feet, but it is packed with so many special features that you may never want to live in a McMansion again. With the house set back from its neighbors, the attractive front yard is a spacious landscape containing ornamental shrubs and perennial gardens. Off the asphalt driveway, which leads to a two-and-a-half car garage in the rear, is a curving stone walkway that winds up to the welcoming wide front porch where you’ll want to spend many pleasant summer evenings. The front door opens into the roomy living room which features parquet floors, tall casement windows, and a small gas-fired fireplace. French doors lead to a small den to the right. Another set of French doors opens to the next space that could serve as a dining room. It contains a vaulted ceiling and skylights, a bench and bay window, and a staircase with builtin shelving along the wall. There is also access to another room—perhaps a second bedroom or office with a couple of closets as well as a full bath that contains a whirlpool tub. The principal bedroom is upstairs in the front portion of the house. A wide dormer with three windows provides plenty of light.
The end of the house features a high, beamed cathedral ceiling. Here is the tidy kitchen with tiled floors and handsome wood and glazed cupboards. The space ends with a living/eat-in area next to floorto-ceiling windows and a set of French doors that lead to a large outdoor wooden deck and the fenced backyard, which is adorned with more shrubs and perennials. Tucked into a side wall is a stacked laundry set. A second full bath, a convenient side entrance, and access to the basement are also found here. Residents of the Charlotte neighborhood enjoy a village-like resort area with scenic amenities from Lake Ontario and the Genesee River—each with its own set of walking trails; architectural landmarks, such as the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Museum, Charlotte Library (in a 1919 firehouse), and Ontario Beach Park with its historic carousel; and an array of shops and restaurants. The Charlotte Neighborhood Association, founded in 1962, is one of the oldest in the city and hosts a variety of year-round events and activities. With the exterior recently painted, this property is in spectacular condition and is offered at $89,900. Contact Sam Morreale of Nothnagle Realtors at 451-0140. by Ann Parks Ann is a Landmark Society volunteer.
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AINSERN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 5/5/15. 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, 1490 Providence Dr., Webster, NY 14580. General purpose.
CHAMBA HOLDINGS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/27/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2749 Norton St., Rochester, NY 14609, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
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ANGELO - DOWNEY WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/07/15. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 2590 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
EOC Enterprises, LLC, filed Articles of Organization w/NY Sec of State 4/14/15. Principal place of business is 160 Lac Kine Dr, Rochester NY 14618 in Monroe Co. Sec of State is designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. Registered Agent: US Corp Agents, Inc. 7214 13th Ave, Suite 202, Brooklyn NY 11225.
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Articles of Organization of limited liability company, Flower City Cohousing Community, LLC ( LLC) were filed with the Department of State on April 16, 2015. Monroe County is the county within which it will have its office; its principal business address is PO Box 10114, Rochester, New York 14610 The LLC has designated the Secretary of State of New York as its agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Flower City Cohousing Community, LLC, P.O. Box 10114, Rochester, New York 14610 is the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC. Its purpose is to promote and develop a co-housing community in the Rochester, New York metropolitan area.
FHKC PROPERTIES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/7/15. 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, 2604 Elmwood Ave., Ste. 157, Rochester, NY 14618. General purpose.
[ NOTICE ] 24 PARK AVE, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/11/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Robert D. Webster, 39 State St., Brockport, NY 14420. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] 35-30 MONROE-PERRY, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/17/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Frederick H. Webster, 186 S. Main St., Brockport, NY 14420. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] 46-44 UNION-PERRY, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/17/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Frederick H. Webster, 186 S. Main St., Brockport, NY 14420. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] 533 BAY STREET, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/27/15. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 72 Waterford Way, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] 880 WESTFALL PARTNERS LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on May 7, 2015. 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 37 Creekside Lane, Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] ACJM HOLDING COMPANY, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/23/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 21 Beau Lane Rochester, NY 14624. Any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] BOBBIE DRIVE PROPERTIES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/28/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served, SSNY shall mail process to BETTY A. JOSEPH, 2104 County Line Road, Holley, NY 14470. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] BUD LABS USA LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 5/6/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to K. Budinski, 3177 Latta Rd., Ste. 146, Rochester, NY 14612. General purpose.
[ NOTICE ] Gladstone Living LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 4/24/15. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 13 Alvin Pl., Rochester, NY 14607. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] J&G Estates, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 7/8/14. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 414 Magnolia St Rochester, NY 14611. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Led and Solar Solutions LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/26/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2612 Edgemere Dr Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Makers Gallery and Studio LLC. Arts of Org. filed SSNY 4/24/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 19 Strathallan
Park #5 Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] MAPLEWOOD PROPERTIES AT ROCHESTER, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/02/15. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 72-14 136th Street, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] MARIE SORRENTINO/ SANDY SORRENTINO REAL ESTATE, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/29/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 252 Collamer Rd Hilton, NY 14468. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Name of LLC: OxfordDowning, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 4/1/15. Office loc.: Monroe Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Northtronix, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 5/4/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. Address/RA Scott Bensink 2630 Ball Diamond Rd Findley Lake NY 14736. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number pending, for a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by Stutson House LLC dba , Stutson House,34 Stutson St., Rochester NY 14612, County of Monroe, for a tavern under the alcohol beverage law. [ NOTICE ]
LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/16/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1461 Hudson Ave., Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 15 McArdle LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 04/09/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 8 Westfield Commons, Roch, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 1751 HONOCO, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/1/2015. 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, 199 Hinkleyville Rd., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 2015 JS Consulting LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/22/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 277 E. Linden Ave., East Rochester, NY 14445. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 33 EAST BUFFALO STREET, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/23/2011. 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: 41 Kirkgate Drive, Spencerport NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ]
Notice of Formation of 103 Wilder LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/6/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 11 Williams Rd., Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of formation of 3475 Big Ridge Road, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/2015. 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, 863 Trimmer Rd., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act.
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and Liquor LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/8/2015. 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, 2020 Ridge Road West, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 50 ROWLEY PARTNERS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/27/2015. 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, 52 Rowley St., Rochester NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 86 Clifton LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/6/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 11 Williams Rd., Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of AREK’S HOLDING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/04/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 2130 No. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14609. 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 Babootz Property Holdings LLC. Arts. of Org. were filed with Sec’y of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on April 24, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to the LLC at453 West Commercial Street, East Rochester, NY 14445. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Beets All LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 03/31/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 815 W. Whitney Rd, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of BIG Z LANDSCAPING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/20/2015. 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, 25 Mission Hills, Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Black Dolphin Defense, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/15/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Andrew Hollister, 687 Lee Rd., Ste. 102, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Black Red Yellow, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/22/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 5 Stemrose Lane, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Buffalo Armory Associates, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/23/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 240 Sandringham Rd., Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Building Specs of Greater Rochester, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/1/15. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 10 Marino Dr., North Chili, NY 14514, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of CARINI REAL PROPERTY, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/27/2015. 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, 1 Galusha St., Fairport NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of DAIDALOS LLC. Office Location: Monroe County. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/13/2015. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 280 Avalon Dr., Rochester, NY 14618. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of East Ave Media LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 05/14/2015. Office location: Monroe Country. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2470 East Ave Rm711, Rochester, NY, 14610. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Greenway Restaurant & Bar, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/8/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2779 Scottsville Rd., Scottsville, NY 14546. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Hawkins Connection LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/30/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 184 Bidwell Ter. Rochester, NY 14613. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of HUD-SON ESTATE PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/10/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1030 Whistlers Cove Ln., Rochester, NY 14612. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JMCO Property Management, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/23/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served.
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Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on March 4, 2015. Office location, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 7635 Main Street, Fishers NY 14453 Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name NORTH STAR PROPERTIES OF ROCHESTER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on March 12, 2015. Office location: Monroe. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 25 Clarks Crossing, Fairport, New York 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LLC: G4 Contracting LLC filed Articles of Formation on May 13, 2015 with the State of New York County of Monroe. NY Secretary of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. G4 Contracting address 880 Cheese Factory Rd, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Medical Supply Resale, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) May 18, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 520 East Ave., Apt. 107, Rochester, NY 14607 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MJL Property Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on
12/6/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1255 University Ave., Ste. 202, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of New Roc Transportation LLC. Art. of Org. filed sec’y of state (SSNY) 04/22/2015. Office: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as process agent. Addr: 360 Pebbleview Dr Rochester NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PAGES FOR PROS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/27/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Pando Nada Real Estate, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/8/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2779 Scottsville Rd., Scottsville, NY 14546. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PERFORMERS ALMANAC, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/08/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 22 Pierceon Ct., Penfield, NY 14526. 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 Premier Waterfront Properties, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/18/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2344 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Quantum Sails Rochester, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 4/16/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1461 Hudson Ave., Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of RIDGEWAY IPKS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/8/2015. 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, 5 Corby Court, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RRKK, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/22/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 27 Reids Grove, 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: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Three Hundred Seventy Two Manitou Road LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 2/17/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Daniel E. Richardson, 871 Peck Rd., Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of TLFC Child Care and Learning Center, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/2015. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon
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whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 122 West Ave., Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of WHITED FOAM & COATING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/2015. 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, 42 Clark St., Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Young Family Dog Services LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/8/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 385 Honeoye Falls 6 Road, Rush, NY 14543. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of High Acres Apartments DE LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 5/8/15. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in DE 4/14/15. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. DE office addr.: CTC, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of Hillcrest Apartments DE LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 5/8/15. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in DE 4/14/15. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. DE office addr.: CTC, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Motley Fool Wealth Management, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/01/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/03/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2000 Duke St., Ste. 175, Alexandria, VA 22314. Address to be maintained in DE: c/o National
Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Navint Interim, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/27/15. Name subsequently amended to Navint Partners, LLC. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5569 Henrietta Rd., West Henrietta, NY 14586. LLC formed in DE on 4/22/15. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] SINROC PROPERTIES, LLC filed an App. for Authority with the Dept. of State of NY on 4/8/2015. Jurisdiction: DE and the date of its organization is: 11/29/2010. Office location in NYS: Monroe County . The Secretary of the State of NY (“SSNY”) is designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served, the address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of such process is: 301 Charlton Ln., Neshanic Station, NJ 08853. Address maintained in its jurisdiction is: 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. The authorized officer in its jurisdiction of organization where a copy of its Certificate of Formation can be obtained is: DE Secretary of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. The purpose of the company is: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] SMB ROC LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/23/15. 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, 186 Sylvania Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Tin Man Events LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/27/15. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to PO Box 10071,
Rochester, NY 14610. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Vagabond Properties LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/31/15. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 124 Woodstock Rd., Rochester, NY 14609. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Wade & Jefferson Cleaning Enterprise, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 3/26/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. address/RA Cornelius Wade 88 Willmont St. Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Wenbo Tax Service LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 4/8/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 64 Woodgreen Dr. Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Zuul Holdings, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3-13-15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1515 Fallen Leaf Terrace, Webster NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] DSTroup Enterprises LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on April 30, 2015 with an effective date of formation of April 30, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 110 Thornell Road, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 110 Thornell Road, Rochester, New York 14534. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Sanko and Clement Family LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on April 22, 2015 with an effective date of formation
of April 22, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 88 Golfside Parkway, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 88 Golfside Parkway, Rochester, New York 14610. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MOVE THE BALLSPORTS, LLC ] Move The Ball-Sports, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the NY secretary of State on May 4, 2015. (1) Its principal office is in Monroe County, New York. (2) The secretary of State has been designated as its agent upon whom process against it may be served and its post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him or her is c/o Charles Robinson, 2382 Scottsville-Mumford Road, Scottsville, NY 14546 (3) The character or purpose of its business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Act. [ Notice of Formation of We’re Hair! LLC ] We’re Hair! LLC was filed with SSNY on 1/9/2015. Office: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. P.O. address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon SSNY: 121 Kenwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14611. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WNY FRAMERS PLUS, LLC ] WNY Framers Plus, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the NY secretary of State on April 28, 2015. (1) Its principal office is in Monroe County, New York. (2) The secretary of State has been designated as its agent upon whom process against it may be served and its post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him or her is c/o James Hill, 601 Greenleaf Meadows, Apt B, Rochester, NY 14612 (3) The character or purpose of its business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Act.
Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD
Great Art Class!
Among the requirements of “Visual Arts 104A” at the University of California, San Diego is that, for the final exam, students would make a presentation while nude, in a darkened room. Professor Ricardo Dominguez (who would also be nude for the finals) told KGTV in May that a nude “gesture” was indeed required (and disclosed to students in the first class) as a “performance of self,” a “standard canvas for performance art and body art.” After an inquiry by KGTV, the department chairman announced that nakedness would not be required for course credit — even though professor Dominguez said in his 11 years teaching the course, no student had ever complained before.
The Litigious Society
Sober Driver Pays: Sapearya Sao, then 25 and sober that night in 2013 in Portland, Oregon, was rammed by a drunk hit-and-run driver (Nathan Wisbeck), who later rammed another drunk driver — but Sao finds himself defending the lawsuit by the two people injured in Wisbeck’s second collision. Sao recently settled the lawsuit brought by that second drunk driver, but still faces a $9.8 million lawsuit brought by the estate of the second drunk driver’s late passenger, which argues that if Sao had not pursued Wisbeck in an attempt to identify him, the second crash would not have occurred. (Of course, that crash also might not have occurred if the second driver — 0.11 blood alcohol — had been sober.)
— British forensic scientist Dr. Brooke Magnanti, 39, has written two bestselling books and inspired a TV series based on her life, but she recently filed a lawsuit accusing her ex-boyfriend of libeling her — by telling people that she was NOT formerly a prostitute. A major part of Magnanti’s biography is how she paid for university studies through prostitution — which has supposedly enhanced her marketability. — Murder “contracts” are ubiquitous in novels and movies, but an actual murder contract cannot be enforced in American courts. However, a recent “contract” case in Norway (according to the Norwegian newspaper Varden, as reported on Vice.com) came down hard on a hit man who got cold feet. The hit man, who stalled repeatedly, was finally sued by the payer, who won a jury verdict (later set aside) for the unrequited killing. Then, because the hit man had attempted to extort even more money from the payer (to find a substitute killer), the hit man was fined the equivalent of $1,200.
Unclear on the Concept
About three-fourths of the 1,580 IRS workers found to have deliberately attempted to evade federal income tax during the last 10 years have nonetheless retained their jobs, according to a May report by the agency’s inspector general. Some even received promotions and performance bonuses (although an internal rule, adopted last year, now forbids such bonuses to one adjudged to owe back taxes).
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t make demands on someone you are pursuing. Acting jealous or possessive will not help you form a close bond or entice the person you love to spend more time with you. If you are fun to be with, that special someone will want to be with you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take a chance and sign up for a dating service or participate in a community event that is geared toward singles, and you will meet some interesting people. Don’t feel you have to buy anyone’s attention. Being practical will attract someone who shares your values.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Present an accurate portrait of who you are, what you like and what you are looking for. Embellishment will lead to emotional misfortune and disappointment if either you or the person you connect with isn’t honest. Don’t let chemistry alone entice you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Step out on a limb and try something unique. Getting to know someone who comes from a different cultural background will open your eyes to new possibilities. Opposites sometimes make the best partners. Love is on the rise, and a learning experience will stimulate your senses.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Go out, have fun and enjoy getting to know new people, but don’t make an impulsive promise that will leave you in an awkward position. If someone pressures you to be more then just friends, back away before it’s too late. A relationship shouldn’t mean confinement. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stick to what you know and the people you know you can count on. Don’t let someone push you into something you don’t want to do. Demanding people will not bring you happiness. Choose partners based on what you have in common and what you both have to offer.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep moving. If you slow down, someone who has designs on you will try to corner you into becoming exclusive. Walk away from overly possessive individuals, even if you do find the security attractive at the moment; in time, it will turn into a burden. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You will attract some very unusual partners, but before you fall head over heels in love, question the motives behind the attention you are receiving. Someone may be trying to take advantage of what you have to offer. Bide your time, and don’t get suckered into overspending. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Keep moving until you find the right romantic fit. You need a partner who is confident and secure -- someone willing to give you the freedom you require to maintain balance and happiness. A special someone who needs exactly the same thing you do when it comes to love. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will be drawn to someone for the wrong reason. Don’t make an impulsive move that can turn into a costly affair. Base any relationship consideration on your high standards and values. Ask questions if someone appears to be offering you what you want to hear instead of the truth.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll have no trouble attracting love and romance, but don’t mix business with pleasure. Getting involved with someone you work with will lead to problems that can affect your income. Play it safe, and stick to partners you don’t work with. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t let outside influences come between you and someone you want to spend more time with. A friend or family member won’t approve of your romantic choices. Listen to the advice offered, but make your decision based on intuition and how you are treated, not someone’s selfish demands.
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