An oil-trail derailment would be a nightmare scenario for local fire, police, and ambulance agencies TRANSPORTATION, PAGE 9
Skatepark advocate losing hope
Fringe Festival 2015 announces lineup
A Street Light Festival debuts
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ART, PAGE 5
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A society that canâ€™t agree on the meaning and purpose of its bedrock institutions may have reached a point of no return. Your editorial (Urban Journal, June 30) attempts to â€œotherizeâ€? the â€œpeople of the Heartland,â€? but the â€œHeartlandâ€? is everywhere. Weâ€™re the people next door and in the checkout line. Weâ€™re not about to roll over and give up the freedom of conscience upon which this country is founded. Elections arenâ€™t going to resolve what is fundamentally an irreconcilable divide. The suggestion of looking to politicos and the media for leadership frankly sounds like a punchline, given most peopleâ€™s low regard for both. Reconciliation certainly isnâ€™t going to come from the likes of Barack Obama, who never passes up a chance to insult and impugn anyone who takes exception to his obnoxious ideology. And just when Americans seemed to have reached a consensus that public buildings are no place to display divisive symbols, what does Obama do? He emblazons a rainbow flag on the White House. Meanwhile, if by â€œHeartlandâ€? your writer means everyone who recognizes the natural and unchangeable definition of marriage, then youâ€™re talking about the overwhelming preponderance of the earthâ€™s seven billion inhabitants â€” across societies, faiths, traditions, creeds, languages, cultures, races, colors, nationalities, and political and legal systems. Try explaining to them that America has magic judges who can rewrite the facts of life. J.A. MARRIT
No demand for performing arts center
About a study for a new downtown theater: Despite the chattering of
the RBTL, if the area wanted a new super-duper stage, the money would 2 CITY
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have appeared. Waste of cash for a study that will produce nothing other than a consultant payday. RICKV
Stop RedFlex and red-light cameras
As most drivers in the City of Rochester have probably discovered the hard way, Rochester has a local law allowing for automated traffic ticketing at 32 intersections, mostly downtown and in certain targeted city neighborhoods. Rochester City Council hired RedFlex, a foreign corporation with US headquarters in Arizona, to operate the system in 2010 and recently renewed the RedFlex contract for five more years. The city expects to collect approximately $4 million, according to the mayorâ€™s most recent budget, from this program. Neither Monroe County nor the State of New York operates red-light cameras locally, despite much heavier traffic volume and higher speed limits. Rochester City Council member Adam McFadden is now calling for an investigation, since the former CEO of RedFlex pleaded guilty to bribing City Council members in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; entered a notice to plead guilty in Chicago; and is being investigated for similar bribery in at least 12 more states. The camera system in Rochester automatically issues $50 tickets to the registered owner of the vehicle â€” not the actual driver, like a regular traffic ticket. The Rochester law is wildly unpopular with drivers of every description. The â€œgotchaâ€? aspect of the local law is the reason I brought a lawsuit in 2013 challenging the legality of this robo-ticketing on constitutional grounds. The NYS Supreme Court determined that the Rochester law met â€œminimal due processâ€? requirements and let the city law stand. Since that ruling, the city has ramped-up the program, adding more cameras, sending unpaid tickets to collection agencies, aggressively booting cars, and reporting information to the NYS DMV, which will prevent drivers from renewing their licenses and vehicle registrations. The mayor and City Council have defended RedFlex and are now digging their heels in to stick with the contractor.
I believe that the City of Rochester is foolishly shooting itself in the foot for tourism, economic development, and people wanting to live, work, shop, or play in the city with these red-light â€œgotchaâ€? tickets. Not to mention this city program mostly results in people having disrespect for the law and City Hall. Time for City Hall to boot RedFlex and not its own citizens. LAWRENCE KRIEGER ATTORNEY, KRIEGER LAW
Some Jazz Fest advice
1. Yes, to a third show and matinees. DO NOT TICKET KILBOURN. A three-hour line is a terrible thing! (I do enjoy reading peacefully in line, however). 2. Get Abilene back. 3. Children ... YES! Indoctrinate the young that JAZZ is the future. 4. The one thing I miss was when we had African dance on Gibbs Street while waiting in line for Kilbourn. How about those buskers, conga lines, New Orleans-style FUNeral marches? Light up the streets with jugglers, unicycles, anything. 5. Get more African /blues, Son House Delta ... the story of the ROOTS of jazz. 6. Definitely BAN KHAKI! Hey, retired people: dye your hair green, dress like a movie star, get hip to the scene. Rock it, BABY! This SMUGTOWN stuffâ€™s gotta stop. Itâ€™s hip to be hip! Thank you so much John and Mark. You guys ROCK! DENNIS TOMBSTONE
Think through murals
WALL\THERAPY 2015 kicked off with the installation of a large mural, â€œBollywood Sugar,â€? on The Playhouse/Swillburger building on South Clinton. I live in the neighborhood and I LOVE this mural. But I felt a little sad for all the Christians, especially the African-American Christians, who had worshiped in that lovely old church for more than a century. To have a 20-foot-tall Hindu goddess and $100 bill plastered on their church has to be a grievous reminder of their displacement by modern economics. I think a little more awareness about the context and history of the locations of these murals would not be amiss in the future because WALL\THERAPY is such a marvelous cultural endeavor for our city. DONNA NELMS DELUCA
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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
Neighborhood schools, poverty, and the future Should the Rochester school district go back to having neighborhood schools? Would that keep more middle-income families in this highpoverty district? This is not a small issue. Increasing the number of middle-income students could help integrate at least some of the city’s schools. And numerous studies show that poor children do far better if they attend schools where most students are not poor. Right now, Rochester has a “school choice” system for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The district operates several schools that are “citywide draws,” specialty schools like World of Inquiry to which families from throughout the city can apply for admission. The rest are grouped into three zones, and if families don’t choose or aren’t accepted into a citywide-draw school, they can choose from any of the nine or ten schools within their neighborhood zone. If families live within half a mile of the nearest school – their “neighborhood school” – their children are guaranteed admission to it. But the choice system lets them choose other schools if they want to. And many of them do. In theory, the system lets parents assess the quality and the programs at several schools and pick the one they think will offer their children the best education. But the system isn’t cheap, because if children go to a school more than 1.5 miles from home, state law says the district has to provide transportation. If they live within 1.5 miles of a school, they have to walk or their parents have to get them there another way. Transporting students (including those in high school) costs the Rochester school district about $65 million a year, and that’s going up next year, thanks to new routes planned for high school students. Going back to neighborhood schools and reducing the number of students who ride buses, then, would save money – though it’s mostly the state’s money. The state reimburses districts up to 90 percent of their transportation costs. And that money can’t be used for anything else. Neighborhood schools also help build a sense of community. It’s easier for a school to be a real part of the community if most of its families live nearby. There are plenty of negatives about returning to a neighborhood school system, though. A big one: The numbers simply don’t work, because the population in Rochester has changed since most of the schools were built.
Studies show that high-poverty schools hurt children. But our options for lowering Rochester’s concentration of poverty are limited."
For example, when my children were school age, our middle-income neighborhood was full of families with young children – 11 on our block alone, including our three. Now there is one, an infant. The neighborhood has become popular with young, single adults. A fair number of families with infants and toddlers still live there, but the pattern is that they move – often out of the city – as those children approach school age. Our neighborhood school still serves some neighborhood children, but many of its children are bused there from other parts of the city. My neighborhood isn’t the only one with that experience. If we returned to a neighborhood school system, schools in several areas wouldn’t have enough students to justify their existence. They would have to close, and the children in that neighborhood would have to go – by bus – to a school in another neighborhood. In other neighborhoods, the number of children has increased. If all children returned to their neighborhood elementary school, some schools – as they are built now – would have far too many students. Another problem: Many parents don’t want their children to go to the neighborhood school. Some think other schools offer better quality. But school district officials say that doesn’t seem to be the principal reason. It’s safety and convenience. Some parents are worried about neighborhood violence and want their continues on page 10 rochestercitynewspaper.com
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Fracking by any other name
A group of farm owners and Tioga Energy LLC announced plans to file an application with the state to extract natural gas from beneath 53 acres in the Town of Barton in Tioga County. They plan to frack the gas out of the ground, but not using the traditional mix of water, chemicals, and sand. Instead, the plan is to use liquefied propane to force the gas out of the shale, which the group says isn’t covered by the state’s fracking ban, according to the Elmira Star-Gazette.
Special prosecutor named
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that, for the next year, makes Attorney General Eric Schneiderman a special prosecutor when unarmed civilians are killed by on-duty law enforcement officers. That means that decisions on prosecuting the cases will be made by the attorney general, and not locally elected district attorneys.
The City of Rochester
is asking the state to help fund a project to convert the Cadillac Hotel downtown into 56 market-rate apartments. The cost of the project is about $7.9 million, according to city paperwork. The developer has not yet been named.
As of this writing, it was still unclear whether City Council would approve funding to study a new downtown theater. Council has many concerns about the plan, including the study’s cost. Mayor Lovely Warren said that the county would chip in, but County Executive Maggie Brooks later said she never promised that.
POLITICS | BY JEREMY MOULE
Candidates come forward Monroe County voters are getting a better idea of who will be on the ballot in the September primary and the November general election. The deadline to fill petitions to run for office passed last week.
Busing crisis resolved
Rochester school board members voted 6-1 to approve a new contract with RTS to bus city school students this coming school year. But many board members are unhappy with the deal because the district will pay more for busing, but fewer students will be bused. The district also has to find a second firm, and come up with even more money, to bus the students that RTS will not.
People who want to run for office in 2015 had to file their petitions last week. FILE PHOTO
The four district seats are up on City Council this year, as are four city school board seats. In Monroe County, voters will choose a district attorney, county executive, and representatives for all 29 seats in the County Legislature. Democratic primaries appear to be imminent for all of the seats on Council and the school board, and in four of the city-based Legislature seats. (The period to challenge petitions has not yet passed.) Two Democratic races, in particular, have received a lot of early attention. In the 23rd Legislative District, city Building and Parks Director Mitch Rowe is running against former Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard, the party’s endorsed candidate. And in the Northwest District City Council race, endorsed candidate Molly Clifford faces a challenge from Lashana Boose. Some committee leaders say that Rowe and Boose would be
friendlier to the city administration than their opponents. Some of the other primaries reflect longstanding power struggles within the party. In the school board races, Democrats backed incumbents Malik Evans and Mary Adams, along with newcomers Elizabeth Hallmark and Matt McDermott. Willa Powell, Howard Eagle, Lorenzo Williams, and Mia Hodgins have filed petitions to force a primary. Powell currently serves on the board, but the city committees did not endorse her. The top four vote-getters in the school board primary will carry the Democratic line on the November ballot. On the Republican side, William Wu is trying to force a primary against embattled Henrietta Supervisor Jack Moore, who has been under fire for making racially insensitive remarks. Wu ran for town supervisor in 2009 as a Democrat.
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The majority of the festival’s more than 500 performances (up from 380 in 2014) are organized by the venues themselves. Artists submitted their performance proposals to the venues earlier this year, and those venues curated their own lineups.
ARTS | BY JAKE CLAPP
Rochester Fringe Festival announces 2015 lineup The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival has announced the lineup of its 2015 event, which will include more than 500 performances, four new venues, and a larger Spiegeltent. The festival, which will be in its fourth year, will take place Thursday, September 17, through Saturday, September 26, in and around downtown Rochester. This year’s Friday on the Fringe — the festival’s stand-out, free headliner show — will take place September 18 in Martin Luther King Jr. Park and will feature Grounded Aerial, a New York City-based aerialist troupe that will perform on the side of the 21-story HSBC Plaza as well as on the park’s “Tribute to Man” metal framework. British actor and impressionist Luke Kempner will perform “Upside Downton” as the Fringe’s comedy headliner this year. In the award-winning show, Kempner recreates more than 30 characters in a parody of the TV series “Downton Abbey.” Performances will take place Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall. Also in Kilbourn Hall: a Gospel Sunday performance on Sunday, September 20. The event, hosted by Rickey Harvey of the Mt. Oliver Baptist Church, starts at 1:30 p.m. and will feature college gospel choirs. Fringe organizers also announced the return of the Spiegeltent to the corner of East Main and Gibbs Streets, this year as a
new, larger venue. The Aurora tent, from The Netherlands, will make its US debut, replacing the Magic Crystal tent of the past two festivals. Two world-premiere shows will run inside the tent during the course of the festival: “Cabinet of Wonders,” which will include comedy, contortion, aerial, and a one-legged tap dancer; and “Princess Wendy’s Late Nite Tease Room,” a comedy and burlesque show for adults about a downand-out birthday princess. Comedian Jamie Lissow — who opened for Patton Oswalt and Jay Pharoah at previous festivals — will perform in the Spiegeltent on Saturday, September 19, at 9:30 p.m. And the surreal Silent Disco (which has sold out in 2013 and 2014) will return at 11 p.m. on both Fridays. The lunchtime version, Brown Bag Disco, will take place at noon on Friday, September 25. Returning to the Spiegelgarden, which flanks the Spiegeltent: the Pedestrian Drive-In — free, outdoor movie screenings using Silent Disco headphones — and the ticketed site-specific shows “Dashboard
Dramas” (taking place in four parked cars) and “Bushwacked” (inside a camping tent). A new site-specific show, “Hot Tub: The Musical,” will make its debut. Incorporating the cityscape into the show, Rimini Protokoll’s “Remote Rochester” will take a crowd of people wearing radio headphones along a carefully planned urban route. This will be the second US-based “Remote X” show from Rimini Protokoll, a Berlin-based, site-specific theater company. A voice in the headphones will direct the movements of the crowd while music plays, turning the journey into a sort of personal film, organizers said. Free entertainment — bands and street entertainers, show highlights, and chalk art — and food and drink vendors will be on Gibbs Street both weekends. All of the above events were selected by the Fringe itself, but the majority of the festival’s more than 500 performances (up from 380 in 2014) are organized by the venues themselves. Artists submitted their performance proposals to the venues earlier this year, and those venues curated their own lineups. This year the festival has added four new venues: The Strong National Museum of Play; Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Way); the new Lyric Theatre (440 East Avenue), with two performance spaces; and
Contortionist Sasha Pivaral will perform as part of the show "Cabinet of Wonders." PROVIDED PHOTO
RAPA at the School of the Arts (45 Prince Street), with five performance spaces. Those venues join returning Fringe spaces at Bernunzio Uptown Music, Blackfriars Theatre, the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall and Sproull Atrium, Gallery r, Garth Fagan Dance Studio, George Eastman House’s Dryden Theatre, Geva’s Fielding Stage, Java’s Café, The Little, MuCCC, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Theatre ROCS Stage, and Writers & Books. Events at these venues will be diverse, falling in and out of all genres of art, from theater, dance, music, and comedy to interactive installations and site-specific performance pieces. The 2015 Rochester Fringe Festival’s full schedule and all tickets — including the Fringe Fanatic Pass ($190) — are now available at rochesterfringe.com.
FuturPointe’s final theatre performance of 2015!
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RECREATION | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
Skatepark advocate losing hope
The City of Rochester has many features conducive to skating, skaters say, although the city restricts the activity. PHOTO BY CASEY HALEY
The drive to get a skatepark built in Rochester is probably at its lowest point in the eight years since the push began, organizers say. The high point was in 2011 when the City of Rochester included the park in its capital improvement plan — that, organizers say, showed commitment to the project. But now, they say, they’re not sure what’s going to happen. The park was initially supposed to go underneath the east side of the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Bridge. But that would’ve required state approval, which might be years in coming, if ever. The location switched to Genesee Crossroads-Charles Carroll Park located on the west side of the river between Andrews and East Main streets, and supporters believed that the project was essentially a sure thing, says James Maddison, president of Friends of the Roc City Skatepark. But now they’re being told, he says, that a skatepark is just one of the possibilities for the park. The suitability of the location is being studied, Maddison says, and the group should have an answer by August. “We lost a couple of years,” he says. “We could’ve been making progress on the site under the bridge. The only thing we’re going to have at the end of the summer is a yes or a no.” If the answer is no, Maddison says that he’ll go back to the group’s board and together they’ll determine a course of action, which could include abandoning the project or re-focusing on the site underneath the bridge. Maddison’s frustration prompted him to release an 18-page screed in June, accusing city officials of misleading him and other 6 CITY
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members of his group. He says he feels as if the group is back to square one — trying to convince city officials that a skatepark is a good idea. “It’s a big thing, and we really believe in the cause,” Maddison says. “Right now, it’s feeling a little bit like trying to fight with a bag over your head and one hand tied behind your back. I don’t understand why the city’s treating us like this. We’re just a group of volunteers trying to do a good thing.” But city engineer James McIntosh says that the city never promised the group a skatepark. The key component, he says, is to make sure that the community and surrounding businesses and organizations are on board with the project. But there’s confusion over whose responsibility it is to rally that support. McIntosh says that he told the Friends that they had to reach out, but Maddison says that it’s the city’s job, although the Friends would consider helping if asked. Maddison says the group also needs to know what the city would consider sufficient demand for the project. The concept is to build what organizers say
would be a world-class skatepark to serve as a destination for skaters and an economicdevelopment engine for Rochester.
Tyler Davis skates at one of the do-it-yourself skateparks that have been popping up around the city. PHOTO BY CASEY HALEY
Skateboarding is not illegal in the City of Rochester, but it is restricted. The study for the original site under the bridge put the cost of the park at more than $4 million. The Friends group projected it could raise about $500,000 toward the park, but instead managed to raise about $65,000 over the past eight years. Much of the money went to pay for a firm to create designs for the site under the bridge. Without a location or even certainty that the park will be built, Maddison’s report says, it’s difficult to solicit large donors. And it’s frustrating for the people who have donated over the past eight years, Maddison says, because they don’t see a payoff. “To have it be eight years that we’ve been trying to get the park, that’s a long time,” says skater Casey Haley, who also photographs skateboarding as a hobby. “Yes or no. Are they going to do it or are they not? Until we know, I don’t think really think it’s fair to be taking people’s money anymore.” The city is trying to rejuvenate Genesee Crossroads-Charles Carroll Park, says McIntosh, the city engineer. And the city will hold meetings over the summer so people have an opportunity to share what they’d like to see done there.
“If the community and stakeholders believe that a skatepark is a good option, we’ll do our best to incorporate it,” McIntosh says. That’s not good enough for Maddison, who says that the group is turning its frustration into action. Any money raised from now on will no longer go to the park directly, he says, but to a series of strategic “peace and passive” protests designed to get the city’s attention. One such activity: building mini skateparks around the city. They had one started under the Ford Street Bridge, Maddison says, but the city tore it down. They built something at Village Gate in the Neighborhood of the Arts, too, skater Casey Haley says, which the city took down. The idea is to keep putting up these skateparks, Maddison says, until the city gets tired of tearing them down and builds a “real” facility. The strategy has worked in other cities, he says, such as Porland, Oregon. Burnside Skatepark was built by the skating community without permission and eventually won the city’s approval. “So our plan is we’re just going to keep building our own skateparks,” Maddison says. “We feel like we’re sort of back at square one, trying to convince people that this is something that really needs to happen. Mentally, we’re well beyond that.” rochestercitynewspaper.com
UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED? TRANSPORTATION | BY JEREMY MOULE PHOTOS | BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
A fiery derailment of a CSX oil train in Mount Carbon, West Virginia, in February showed the destructive potential of these trains. Twentyseven of the train’s 109 oil cars went off the tracks — some catching fire or exploding. A nearby home was destroyed in the fire, which continued to burn for five days. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. The derailment occurred right next to the Kanawha River, and environmental crews had to work quickly to keep hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude from seeping into the water. A downstream drinking-water treatment plant was also shut down as a precaution. “This accident is another reminder of the need to improve the safety of transporting Sam DeRosa, Monroe County fire coordinator. hazardous materials by rail,” said Christopher Hart, acting chair of the National Transportation scenario for local fire, police, and ambulance Safety Board, in a news release. agencies, as well as other local, county, and state Mount Carbon was one of five fiery oil train departments and agencies, DeRosa says. derailments in the US and Canada between Most oil trains make their trips without January and May. Though the high-profile incident; derailments and large spills have accidents have not claimed any lives, they do occurred in only a fraction of the shipments. But have a lot of people — from environmental and the cars that carry the oil are known to puncture community activists to emergency responders or rupture easily, and a single derailment can —concerned about what might happen if an oil be very destructive. That’s why environmental train derails in their communities. groups are campaigning against the trains, and “These are the kinds of things that keep us why some of the people who live near railroad awake in the Fire Bureau,” says Sam DeRosa, tracks are terrified of them. Monroe County fire coordinator. “Seriously, they Environmentalists also have broader do. This is serious stuff and they don’t have a real objections to hauling oil by rail, mostly good track record or history in the country.” having to do with climate change. Oil trains On any given day, up to two or three “unit enable and encourage continued extraction trains” come through Monroe County, based and use of fossil fuels, says Sue Hugheson data provided to the Monroe County Fire Smith, a member of the climate action Bureau by CSX, which owns the main rail line group Mothers Out Front and coordinator through the area. That can mean up to 300 of its fledgling oil trains team. And further black tanker cars, each carrying 30,000 gallons buildout of fossil fuel infrastructure obstructs of volatile crude passing from one side of the and detracts from development of climatecounty to the other. If even one of those cars tips over and catches friendly clean energy, she says. “Why are we continuing to go down a road fire, the result would be an all-hands-on-deck 8 CITY
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that leads us to the opposite of where we need to be?” she says. Until July 5, 2013, oil trains weren’t even a
blip on the public’s radar. But that day, a train loaded with crude oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, killing 47 people and destroying much of the community’s downtown. Not long after, activists, concerned citizens, journalists, and politicians started asking whether trains haul crude through their communities, too. And in Upstate New York’s largest metros, the answer is yes. In early 2014, a Rochester Fire Department spokesperson said that, in terms of hazardous substances, crude oil has become second only to ethanol in the quantity coming through Rochester by rail. A few years earlier, it wasn’t even on the list. Nationwide, a few million barrels of oil were shipped by rail annually prior to 2010, when the number jumped to 20 million barrels. The numbers have skyrocketed since. Last year, trains hauled 371.2 million barrels of oil
across the country, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Much of the growth has to do with fracking in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana. Previously untapped by energy companies, the shale lacks the pipelines and refineries that some of the more established oil- and gas-producing regions of the country possess. And so trains emerged as a simple, efficient, and cost-effective way to move the products to coastal refineries. Monroe County is on a major CSX rail route for oil trains heading to the Port of Albany, where the crude is offloaded onto Hudson River barges bound for East Coast refineries. (The City of Albany and County of Albany have little control over rail traffic, which is governed under federal and state law. The port is run by a state-created authority.) The Albany-bound train traffic passes through local neighborhoods, near schools, and through heavily populated areas in Gates, the City of Rochester, and East Rochester. The trains also run right through downtown Fairport. The processions of tanker cars grabbed the attention of citizens and politicians, but awareness really took off when the volatility of the Bakken crude came to light. It has higher gas content than other crudes, which is why the cars carrying it ignite so easily if they overturn or are damaged. Members of Mothers Out Front marched in
Fairport’s Independence Day parade, some carrying signs celebrating wind and solar power, and others carrying signs condemning what opponents have started calling “bomb trains.” The group began to coalesce last year when a group of local mothers, including HughesSmith, organized oil-train protests in downtown Fairport. Over the past year, public awareness of oil trains has grown, and opponents have
OFF THE RAILS = 10 MILLION BARRELS OF CRUDE SHIPPED BY RAIL Trains carrying oil, like the ones above, drive through neighborhoods filled with schools, hospitals and houses.
become more visible and vocal. Mothers Out Front has made oil trains one of its priority issues. The growth of the anti-oil train movement mirrors the growth of the influential anti-fracking movement. People are discussing the issue with friends, neighbors, and acquaintances, and as more people take an interest, they’re able to form grassroots networks that can pressure lawmakers, says Nedra Harvey, co-founder of the local antifracking group R-CAUSE. “If we have politicians who aren’t doing their duty and we don’t speak to them about it, then we really are partially at fault,” Harvey says. In Albany, activists pressed government officials into delaying a project that could bring tar sands oil to the Port of Albany via rail. Global Partners wants to build a boiler facility that would heat up the sludgy tar sands crude, making it easier to transfer onto barges. The DEC initially said that it wouldn’t require an in-depth environmental review of the project, but reversed its decision in May. People of Albany United for Safe Energy spoke out against the project, which members say would bring additional oiltrain traffic to the port. The group opposes oil trains because of their safety risks and their contribution to climate change. But the group also pushed back on the port proposal on environmental justice grounds. The trains that queue up outside of the port park next to a low-income housing complex, and the idling cars emit irritants and carcinogens known as volatile organic compounds. “There was no public input on these trains, and I think that’s criminal,” says Sandra Steubing, one of the group’s founders. State and federal officials appear to have heard some of the
public’s concern about oil trains, and have advanced dozens of policies and recommendations aimed at making the transportation of crude by rail safer. At the state level, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered periodic inspections of railways and oil trains, which have caught damaged tracks and malfunctioning rail car brakes. This spring, lawmakers increased the cap on New York’s oil spill cleanup fund to $40 million, though environmental groups say the amount should be much higher. And the state is investing in additional firefighting equipment and foam to deploy in the event of a train derailment or fire.
2013 Sue Hughes-Smith, a member of the climate action group Mothers Out Front and coordinator of its fledgling oil trains team.
The US Department of Transportation has proposed new design standards for oil and ethanol tanker cars. The DOT-111 design currently used is decades old, and the National Transportation Safety Board first recommended replacing it in 1991. Under the proposal, rail cars would have to meet the new design standards by later this year, but existing cars would be able to stay on the rails through 2023 as long as they’re retrofitted. The USDOT has also proposed a 40 mph speed limit for some urban areas — Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany are not included — and new requirements for braking systems. US Senator Chuck Schumer, who has repeatedly called for stronger oil-train regulations, immediately said that the standards are inadequate. He’s introduced legislation that includes provisions to phase out DOT-111 cars within two years and extends the lower speed limit to more areas. Schumer’s legislation directs the USDOT to set a federal standard on volatility, which means that energy companies would have to remove some of the gas content before loading the oil onto trains. Still, many opponents say that the regulations aren’t enough and that crude can’t be transported by rail safely. The rail system needs significant investment, they say, and the trains are travelling over deteriorating bridges. And neither continues on page 10
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the state nor federal governments can devote adequate staff to inspecting the trains and railways, they say. Besides, government officials and energy companies should be looking beyond fossil fuels to renewable energy, oil-train opponents say. “The stuff doesn’t actually have to come out of the ground, and it doesn’t have to move through our communities in containers that are designed for high-fructose corn syrup,” says Hughes-Smith of Mothers Out Front. Emergency responders don’t have a say in
what rides the rails, but must prepare to handle any disaster that comes along. County, local, and state emergency agencies worked together to develop plans for all kinds of incidents, from bomb threats to Ebola. They’ve also laid out how they’d respond to incidents involving large amounts of toxic or highly flammable materials, such as the chlorine and ethanol that routinely pass through Monroe County. As oil trains have emerged as a new hazard, county, local, and state emergency officials developed plans for responding to spills, fires, and derailments. They’re continuing those planning efforts and will have training exercises later this year, says county fire coordinator DeRosa. CSX is working hand in hand with officials, he says. “We do this routinely,” DeRosa says. “This is just a brand-new topic.” If a Monroe County community ever does experience an oil-train fire, the response will be massive and involve fire departments, emergency medical services, law enforcement, and local highway department workers. The response would require lots of resources and equipment. Experts say that putting out a fire involving one tanker car full of oil would take 600 gallons of firesuppression foam and 40,000 gallons of water to mix it with, DeRosa says. For perspective, a fire hydrant flows at 500 gallons per minute, he says, and 600 gallons of foam would probably include the inventory of every fire department in the county. “There’s no fire department in the county that’s going to be able to handle this alone,” DeRosa says. Fire officials have been told that if more than three cars are involved, crews should let the blaze burn out, he says. Such an incident would likely involve an evacuation, he says, and would take a while: when an oil train derailed and caught fire in Galena, Illinois, the blaze took three days to extinguish.
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children to ride a bus to school rather than walk. Some young mothers are afraid to walk their children to school. And walking obviously presents a different kind of problem during bad weather. “If you have an elementary-school-age child and live less than 1.5 miles from your neighborhood school,” says district spokesperson Chip Partner, “your choices are to walk or drive your child every day or choose a school that’s farther away and have a yellow bus come right to your door every morning.” “Whether the reason is safety or having multiple kids at home or not wanting to deal with snowy sidewalks in winter, the convenience of the bus is hard to beat,” Partner says. Decades ago, Rochester tried integrating its schools by mixing children from high-poverty schools with those with more middle-income students. I supported that effort then, and I don’t think it was a mistake. At that time, though, plenty of middle-income families were sending their children to city schools. Now it’s impossible to integrate Rochester’s schools drawing solely on city school district children. Thanks to the movement of middle-income families to the suburbs, the district’s population as a whole is predominantly poor. The school-integration program didn’t cause that. Things like housing policies, development practices, lending practices, and suburban sprawl did, and we can’t undo that damage overnight. One way to attract middle-income families now, obviously, is to offer the kinds of programs those families could get in suburban or private schools. As part of Superintendent Bolgen Vargas’s effort to enrich students’ education, the district has been increasing the number of art and music teachers in city schools and partnering with outside agencies and museums for additional services. But we’re a long way from having integrated schools. That is hurting children. And it is hurting efforts to revitalize the city itself. More on all of this – and on high schools – in the future. And by the way: I’ll be interested in seeing whether the Anti-Poverty Initiative has ideas about how we might reduce the poverty concentration in Rochester’s schools. I don’t see any other way to improve education. And if we don’t improve education, we won’t eradicate poverty itself, which is the Initiative’s goal.
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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.
Course on different faiths
The Nazareth College Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue will host “Interfaith Immersion: Train the Trainers 2015.” The weeklong course from Monday, August 10, to Friday, August 14, is designed to educate professionals about the world’s major religions, culture, places of worship, and practices. Train the Trainers can give business and community leaders, social workers, teachers, and health care workers
the tools necessary for respectful communication. Course fee is $169 and includes visits to local places of worship and light suppers. Registration deadline: Friday, July 31. Registration and information: email@example.com or call 389-2963.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Pediatrics, and the Golisano Children’s Hospital will provide free school physicals for youth ages 4 through 19. (The state requires that all children receive physicals entering kindergarten, and grades 1, 2, 4, 7, and 10, and to play sports.) The exams
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will be given at Strong Memorial Hospital on the sixth floor in the Ambulatory Care Facility from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following Thursdays in August: 6, 13, 20, and 27. Youth age 17 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No appointments are necessary, but only the first 125 children will be seen in each session. Information: 275-7203.
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On the menu at the new West Edge Restaurant and Lounge in Corn Hill Landing: (left) a beer flight and spiced popcorn with honey and brown butter; and (right) the inside-out french onion with grilled baguettes, sautéed onions, and broiled cheese over house-made broth. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Coming back to Corn Hill [ CHOW HOUND ] BY KATIE LIBBY
Carrie Beagle lived in Corn Hill during her 20’s — and at the time she was frustrated that there weren’t more options for dining out or grabbing a drink in the area. She was excited when Corn Hill Landing was built, but had no idea that she would eventually be running her own business there. After a stint as the Director of Food and Beverage at RIT Inn and Conference Center, Beagle thought of moving elsewhere, but then decided that she wanted to reinvest in Rochester and pursued opening the West Edge Restaurant and Lounge (284 Exchange Boulevard). Opening the space in Corn Hill Landing “felt like coming home,” Beagle says. The décor is “polished casual” — the space used to be occupied by the Rochester Taproom and some elements have remained the same, like the 30 draft lines. “I didn’t want to lose the bar atmosphere,” Beagle says. The Rochester chapter of the American Outlaws still comes to watch soccer games like they did at the Taproom. The cocktail menu changes seasonally and Beagle wants to keep the menu classic; she’s currently looking for ways to incorporate peaches into the cocktail menu. Executive Chef Jared Hamilton pulls from many different influences for the menu like
Japanese and German. The Ahi tuna ($24) is quick-cured and seared, served with kohlrabi salad, asparagus, patty pan squash, and a mango reduction. Spiced popcorn ($4) is available as an appetizer, flavored with honey and brown butter. The inside-out French onion ($7) features grilled baguettes, sautéed onions, and broiled cheese over house-made broth. Duck is featured heavily on the menu, with a duck and mushroom salad ($14), comprised of duck confit, mushrooms, pickled onions, mixed greens, and a mustard vinaigrette. There is also the seared duck breast ($26) with an orange reduction, Brussel sprouts, jalapeño cornbread, and broccoli. Duck fat fries ($7) are also available as an appetizer, cooked in rendered duck fat and served with roasted garlic aioli. “I want to offer great service and amazing food,” Beagle says. West Edge may soon feature a self-service wine dispensing system as well, something that will be unique to this area. A-lacarte brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays. West Edge Restaurant and Lounge is located at 284 Exchange Boulevard in Corn Hill Landing. It is open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. ‘til quiet; Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 319-3388. Visit westedgerestaurant.com for more information.
The Chef and The Doctor dinner series will kick off on Thursday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Wegmans Orchard (5060 County Road 16). The series aims to educate how food choices affect our ability to live healthy lives. Chef David Bouley and Dr. Mark Hyman will host “Farm or Pharma?” with a hors d’oeuvre and sparkling wine reception followed by a four-course dinner. Tickets are $150 per person and includes wine, dinner, and a copy of Dr. Hyman’s book, “The 10-day Detox Diet.” Tickets can be purchased at any Wegmans service desk. Three Heads Brewery has broken ground on a new, state-of-the-art brewery on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Anderson Street. The space will include a 2,000-square-foot tasting room with beer hall-style tables and large patio. For more information on Three Heads, visit their website at threeheadsbrewing.com. Embark Craft Ciderworks (6895 Lake Avenue) has opened in Williamson. Embark uses apples from Lagoner Farms and other local growers. They recently introduced three new ciders, the Old Marauder, American Heirloom, and Dryhouse Jonagold. Embark’s taproom is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information can be found at embarkcraftciderworks.com.
Speaking of cider, The Old Toad (277 Alexander Street) will host a Mini Cider Tap Takeover on Saturday, July 25, starting at 12 p.m. Three ciders will be featured with additional casks to be confirmed. Visit theoldtoad.com for more information. Butapub (315 Gregory Street) has started hosting Wings and Whiskey Wednesdays. Each Wednesday you can get a dozen wings with gochujong or garlic sesame sauce for $12, $6 whiskey cocktails, and $1 off all high-end whiskeys. More information can be found at butapub.com.
Grappa (30 Celebration Drive) has opened in
the new Hilton Garden Inn in College Town. Anthony’s Burger Bar has opened at 522 East Main Street. Pizzeria Favo (3400 Monroe Avenue) has opened in the Pittsford Colony Plaza. Root 31 Café & Eatery (3349 Monroe Avenue) has opened in the space formerly occupied by Colie’s Café in Pittsford Plaza. Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11
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Sublime with Rome. Tuesday, August 4. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. 6:30 p.m. $20-$42.50. cmacevents.com; sublimewithrome.com. [ ROCK ]
He is Legend. Wednesday, August 19. The California Brew Haus, 402 West Ridge Road. 7 p.m. $15. ticketfly.com; facebook.com/heislegendnc. [ ROCK ]
Van Halen. Tuesday, August 25. Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, 9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center. 7:30 p.m. $33$146. darienlake.com; van-halen.com.
TUESDAY, JULY 21 DARIEN LAKE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 9993 ALLEGHANY ROAD, DARIEN CENTER 7 P.M. | $20-$109.50 | DARIENLAKE.COM PTXOFFICIAL.COM [ A CAPPELLA] Recognized by its unexpected stylistic range
and impressive adaptations of pop hits, the five-piece a cappella group Pentatonix will perform originals and mashups as part of its “On My Way Home” tour. Pentatonix came into the limelight when high school friends Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and Scott Hoying covered a version of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” and posted it on YouTube. The group auditioned for NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in 2011 and won first place. Pentatonix will join “American Idol” Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson on her “Piece by Piece” tour, with opening acts Eric Hutchinson and Abi Ann. — BY ELISSA MURPHY
Locust Honey String Band WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 8:30 P.M. | $10 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM LOCUSTHONEY.COM [ BLUEGRASS ] Just wondering … Would it be
redundant — and repetitive — if I were to refer to The Locust Honey String Band as playing musical instrument musical chairs? Well, all four gals in this sweet outfit are well-versed in fiddle, banjo, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, and upright bass as they churn out bluegrass, old time, and pre-war blues. Oh, and then there’s those beautiful harmonies. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
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Chelsey Graham and Jim Nelson. Marge’s Lakeside
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Auld Lang Syne “Last of the Honey Bees” Self-released auldlangsyne.bandcamp.com
Nick Moss Band WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 DINOSAUR BBQ, 99 COURT STREET 9 P.M. | FREE | DINOSAURBARBQUE.COM NICKMOSS.COM [ BLUES ] Michael Ledbetter pumps out so much sticky soul in his voice, that it adds 20 years to his youthful look. And all while Nick Moss’ tight blues grooves have made him a 16-time Blues Music Award nominee with the likes of Buddy Guy diggin’ his sound. The band is fresh, unique and funky. Earlier this year, it opened two shows for Gary Clark Jr. bumping their contemporary blues cred and getting a respectful nod from Clark himself. They’ve put out a dozen or so albums on Moss’ own Blue Bella label, and it all started with “First Offense,” back in 1998. It’s nasty, dancin’ blues. — BY TYLER PEARCE
Duke Robillard SUNDAY, JULY 19 ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 7 P.M. | $25 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM DUKEROBILLARD.COM [ BLUES ] Duke Robillard has a blues resume that this brief write-up won’t do much justice for. So, if you like blues, you should probably just go hear him. Regarded as keeping the blues style of T-Bone Walker alive, Robillard’s history has included playing with The Fabulous Thunderbirds (replacing Jimmie Vaughan) and blues guitarist stints for Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. And he’s been named Best Blues Guitarist four times by the Blues Music Awards. Active since the early 1960’s, Robillard has blues in the ole bones. — BY TYLER PEARCE
Auld Lang Syne’s new album, “Last of the Honey Bees,” opens up with aching beauty, like Gregorian chants along the mighty Mississippi, before switching to a Beach Boys-type strum and croon. For me, this band has always picked away at the fragile membrane between utter sadness and utter joy. Both emotions call for the same tears. Call them melancholy madrigals for moderns. This album is laconic and mellow in the extreme but wastes no time getting to the soul of the matter with lyrics ensconced in the eternal embrace of gravity as it slowly lets go. Not sure what I mean here, but it feels right. Hell, you don’t even know what Auld Lang Syne means anyway, do you? — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Maria Schneider Orchestra “The Thompson Fields” artistShare mariaschneider.com
By now jazz fans have come to expect something extraordinary from every new release by the Maria Schneider Orchestra. Since she began crowd-funding her albums through artistShare, Schneider has released CDs uncompromising in musical vision and physical presentation. With superb music and a lavish book full of her musings, other’s poems, photography, and artwork, “The Thompson Fields” is her most ambitious project yet. The eight compositions are as evocative of the natural world as music can get. Often verging on the ecstatic, the album is akin to a jazz equivalent to Beethoven’s Sixth (the “Pastoral”) Symphony. Because of her brilliance as a composer and arranger, Schneider attracts some the finest musicians to her orchestra. Not only are they up to the task of expressing her colorful voicings, they rise to the occasion on every solo. Especially strong are excursions by Lage Lund (guitar) and Frank Kimbrough (piano) on the gorgeous title track; Donny McCaslin, Scott Robinson, Steve Wilson, and Rich Perry (saxophones) on “Arbiters Of Evolution,” “Home,” and “Nimbus”; and Gary Versace (accordion) on “A Potter’s Song,” which is dedicated to the late trumpeter and long-time orchestra member, Laurie Frink. — BY RON NETSKY
Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 3231020. margeslakesideinn. com. 6-9 p.m. Gary Acoustics. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 385-8565. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:308:30 p.m. [ BLUES ]
Nick Moss Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Steve Grills & The Roadmasters. The Little
Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Upward Groove. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. The White Hots Duo. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 6:30 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition Master Class.
Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. esm.rochester.edu/concerts/. 9:30 a.m. [ JAZZ ]
El Rojo Jazz. Ox and Stone,
282 Alexander street. rochester ny. 387-6933. oxandstone.com. Every other Wednesday, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Intrepid Travelers. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. reverbnation. com. 10 p.m. [ R&B/ SOUL ]
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Music City: Discuss your musical upbringing. When did you first hear rock ‘n’ roll and what happened? Jessica Lee Wilkes: Like most kids
growing up, I delved into my parents’ record collection. It was mostly classic rock, like the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, CCR, stuff like that. It was definitely a gateway into all of the music I got into as I got older. My dad had a John Lee Hooker record that I got my hands on as a young teen. I heard “Boogie Chillun” and it was all over. It was a game changer for me. I started saving up my money to buy blues records. Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, stuff like that.
When and how did you meet J.D.?
Jessica Lee Wilkes will release her new EP, "Lone Wolf," during a performance at Abilene on Thursday, July 16. She will perform at Abilene again on Friday, July 17, with the Mickey James Trio. PHOTO PROVIDED
Facilitatin’ a sweaty mess Jessica Lee Wilkes THURSDAY, JULY 16, AND FRIDAY, JULY 17 ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 8:30 P.M. | $8 ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM ALSO: FRIDAY, JULY 17 RECORD ARCHIVE, 33 1/3 ROCKWOOD STREET 12:30 P.M. | FREE | RECORDARCHIVE.COM [ INTERVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
Rock ‘n’ roll in the atomic age — what with its social fallout — presented more of a threat than the bomb. With its savage heat, beat, and promise of promiscuity, rock ‘n’ roll threatened the very soul of 1950’s white picket fence, Granny-panty America. Libidos were honed and the color line got faded, blurred, and ignored by those mixing cultures into a banshee wail. Things would never be the same again. But the gentry got wise to itself, adopting rock ‘n’ roll’s surface affectations. Then Elvis got a haircut and joined the army, Chuck 14 CITY JULY 15-21, 2015
Berry went to jail, Buddy Holly went to heaven, the British invasion happened, and rock ‘n’ roll lost its cool, its menace. Rock ‘n’ roll lost its balls. Well … not entirely. There have always been pockets of musicians that brandish rock ‘n’ roll’s rude attitude and moxy, especially now. There are artists like Barrence Whitfield, JD McPherson, Legendary Shack Shakers, The Dirt Daubers, Los Straitjackets, Nikki Hill, and of course the fab femme fatale, Jessica Lee Wilkes, to remind us of when it was raw and righteous and a little bit dangerous. Before you go ga-ga over this long-stemmed beauty, be warned: Wilkes’s music will charm and disarm you, leaving you a candidate for orthopedic hats. She’s a killer diller; part wolf howl, part wolf whistle. And she’s part Rochesterian, having grown up in Fairport. Mrs. Wilkes (ball and chain to Legendary Shack Shaker’s Col. J.D. Wilkes who she also plays with in The Dirt Daubers) checked in to discuss early rock ‘n’ roll, her new EP, and how to facilitate a sweaty mess. Look out… An edited transcript of that conversation follows.
We met at a Shack Shakers show in Chicago. A friend of mine worked for a local music magazine in town and she was doing an interview with J.D. She dragged me along to the show, and I met J.D. before he performed. When he and I were chatting, I was under the impression that he was the shy, nerdy, merch guy for the band. I was way off. The rest is history, as they say. The Dirt Daubers have changed dramatically. What do you attribute that to?
Well, we just decided to make a rock ‘n’ roll record. J.D. and I were both writing bluesy, rock tunes, and it made sense to go with the natural creative flow that was happening at the time. You never know; we may go back and record another old-time record someday. I guess that’s our prerogative as fickle, artist-types. What has influenced the sound on “Lone Wolf”?
I listen to all types of music, but it’s definitely heavier on the old-school rock ‘n’ roll, soul, blues, R&B, kind of thing. I think that comes through on this record. What do you look for in a singer-performer?
Aside from the good melodies and clever lyrics, I want to see someone that pours it all out on stage in a genuine, visceral way. I feel like we, performers and spectators alike, have all become too self-aware and too-cool-for-school, and there’s this strange trend toward stoicism at live shows. It’s rock ‘n’ roll, for Christ’s sake. It’s supposed to be sweaty and messy, and it’s nearly impossible to achieve that if you’re just standing there, stifling your emotions,
and worrying about how the person next to you might judge you. What do you give as singer-performer and what do you offer that bands or artists in this scene don’t?
Well, I don’t really know yet. It’s still so new. I hope to facilitate the sweaty mess that I mentioned in the previous question. I want people to have a good time and leave the show feeling like they got a break from their troubles, if only for a few hours. How do you keep it fresh and at the same time so gloriously vintage?
I write what comes naturally. It’s pretty obvious what my musical influences are and, yes, it’s a lot of old-school 50’s rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and R&B. That being said, I still live in this time and place and my song writing can’t help but reflect that. I would never limit myself creatively for the sake of sounding “vintage.” I just happen to be drawn to that era of music and recording. There’s still so much that can be done within that style. What does a great show equate to you as an artist?
My favorite shows are the ones where I lose myself onstage and everything syncs up: the band, the audience. It’s such a cathartic experience. That’s actually why I love playing at Abilene. It always seems to happen like magic there. Immediate plans? Touring, recording?
I’m hitting the road pretty hard this year with this new project. I’m always writing and thinking about the next thing. I hope to have a full-length record out by this time next year.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 [ POP/ROCK ]
Locust Honey String Band.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $10.
Major Player, Drive Me Home, Please, and The Blue Gardenia. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
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Hochstein at High Falls: Talking Underwater. Granite Mills Park, 82 Browns Race. hochstein.org. 12:15-1 p.m.
Hot Mayonnaise, The Televisionaries, Planet Assassin, and Aggressive Response. Monty’s Krown,
875 Monroe Ave. 2717050. facebook.com/ events/455582544615765/. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $3. Jessica Lee Wilkes. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $8.
Party in the Park: Get the Led Out. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 1 Manhattan Square. 311. cityofrochester. gov. 5-10 p.m. $5.
FRIDAY, JULY 17 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Barry’s Crossing. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 9 p.m. Steve Hahn (DCP). Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee.info. 8-10 p.m. [ BLUES ]
Big Mike & The Motivators.
Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. 647-1540. reverbnation.com. 9 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition Laureate Concert: Yen-Yu (Jenny) Chen. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 454-2100. esm. rochester.edu. 7:30 p.m. $15.
[ COUNTRY ] ZBTB. Flour City Station, 170 East Ave. 413-5745. flourcitystation.com. 9:30 p.m. [ JAZZ ]
Deborah Branch. Amaya
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CLASSICAL | FINGER LAKES CHORAL FESTIVAL
Mozart only finished a few sections of his Mass in C Minor before abandoning it in 1783; nobody is sure why. But musicians agree that what’s left still deserves the work’s nickname, “Grand.” Even unfinished, the mass is still one of the grandest sacred choral works in the repertory: a synthesis of baroque contrapuntal artistry with Mozartian melody and emotion. Mozart’s “Grand” Mass is the focus of this summer’s Finger Lakes Choral Festival, to be performed this Sunday afternoon at Hochstein Performance Hall by the Festival Chorus, orchestra, and soloists Laura Heimes (pictured) and LaDonna Manternach, sopranos; Pablo Bustos, tenor; and Eric Trumpowsky, bass. All are led by music director Adrian Horn. Next month, members of the chorus will be flying off to Hawaii for a repeat performance with the Maui Chamber Orchestra and the Maui Masterworks Chorale on August 2. Finger Lakes Choral Festival presents Mozart’s Mass in C Minor on Sunday, July 19, at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Avenue. 4 p.m. Free admission. 4650838; fingerlakeschoral.org. — BY DAVID RAYMOND [ POP/ROCK ]
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Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. cityofrochester. gov/bandsonbricks. 6-10 p.m. Fishbone Soup. Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 8 p.m.
Holley Street Ivory, Hold Your Own, and Kaylin Cervini.
Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic.com. 7 p.m. $10-$15. Jessica Lee Wilkes. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. recordarchive.com. 12:30 p.m.
The Mickey James Trio and Jessica Lee Wilkes.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9:30 p.m. $8.
Summer Concert Series: That Party Band. Carpentar Park,
22 North Main St. Pittsford. townofpittsford.org. 6:30 p.m.
Trespassers, Like Vintage, Divorce, Hideout, and Alberto Alaska. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $7-$9. Wilxy & Crump. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. $8-$10.
SATURDAY, JULY 18 [ BLUES ] Bill Kirchen. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 9:30 p.m. $20-$25. Light Blue. Bethel Christian Fellowship, 321 East Ave. 2321136. reverbnation.com. noon. [ CLASSICAL ]
Eastman Young Artist International Piano Competition Final Round - with the RPO, Neil Varon, Conductor. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 454-2100. esm.rochester.edu. 7:30 p.m. $25.
Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival. 315-536-0383.
fingerlakes-music.org/. Through August 1. Piano Quartets at Penn Yan Academy. [ COUNTRY ] Rebels Posse. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. [ JAZZ ]
Cool Club Jazz. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7:3010:30 p.m.
Paradigm Shift. Highland Park Bowl, 1200 South Ave. reverbnation.com. 7 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
Clockmen & The Emersons.
Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. firehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $3-$5.
Extended Family, Sisters of Murphy, Dirt Child, and Neil Van Dorn Band. Lovin’
Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 454-2966. lovincup.com. 3-9 p.m. $15-$20.
Hunting Stories, Harmony House, and Bogs Visionary Orchestra. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 9 p.m. $7-$9. River Lynch. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Tempest. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m.
Wavefield Duo with The Concussed. Monty’s Krown,
875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 19 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Jim Drew, Dave Pronko, Lisa Winter, and Jeff Riales.
Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 3770410. towpathcafe.com. 2 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Mozart Grand Mass in C Minor. Hochstein Music Hall,
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Folk singers are a dime a dozen but Samantha Crain has a certain quality that makes her a cut above the rest. I wouldn’t call her a throwback, but I imagine she would have fallen in with the Topanga Canyon crowd. At least Crain’s tune “For the Miner” has a classic “Down by the River” vibe. The Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter cites Neil Young as an influence and her sound carries a western aura that’s both stark and lush at the same time — if that makes any sense. Either way, Crain’s literate music has recently perked the ears of Rolling Stone, NPR, and The New York Times. Crain is touring in support of brand new album, “Under Branch & Thorn & Tree.”
Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 7 p.m. $25.
Rose Hill Concert Series: Lock 52. Rose Hill Mansion, 3373
New York 96A, Geneva. 315-7895151. genevahistoricalsociety. com. 5 p.m.
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Finger Lakes Choral Festival: Mozart Grand Mass in C Minor. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 4650838. fingerlakeschorale.org. 4 p.m. [ JAZZ ]
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Aylssa Trahan . Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:309:30 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Summer at Eastman: Sophia Gibbs Kim, flute; Irina Lupines, piano. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs
Hannah Walpole. Lovin’ Cup,
St. 274-1100. esm.rochester. edu. 7:30 p.m. $10.
[ R&B/ SOUL ]
300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. $5-$8.
[ JAZZ ]
Gospel Brunch: The New Gospel Times. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. [ METAL ]
Dichordia, Within Creation, and Sustruga. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 9 p.m. $6-$8. [ POP/ROCK ] Duke Robillard. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty
Samantha Crain performs on Wednesday, July 22, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $8-$10. bugjar.com; samanthacrain.com. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR
50 N. Plymouth Ave. 4650838. fingerlakeschoral.org. 4-5:30 p.m.
Finger Lakes Choral Festival. Perinton Presbyterian Church, 6511 Pittsford Palmyra Rd. 465-0838. fingerlakeschorale. org. 3 p.m.
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2328 Old Browncroft Blvd. 2885870. flowercityjazz.org/. 6:30 p.m. $12.
King St. cityofrochester.gov/ aroundtownconcerts. 6:30 p.m. [ JAZZ]
Deborah Branch on solo piano. Lemoncello, 137 West
Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Grove Place Jazz Project. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. 7-9 p.m. $10, $5 for UR students and Cabaret members.
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Adrienne Mack-Davis, Swamp Trotter, and Wolf Jaw. Bug Jar,
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Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, and Eric Hutchinson. Darien
Lake PAC, 9993 Allegheny Rd. Darien. 1-800-745-3000. livenation.com. 7:30 p.m. $25-$99.50.
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Ivy, Death Camp, Lamby, and Temptators. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar. com. 9:15 a.m. $7-$9.
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The cast of “Rent,” which will be on stage at Bristol Valley Theater this weekend. PHOTO BY BRYCE CUTLER
Not sold on Rent “Rent” REVIEWED SATURDAY, JULY 11 CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 19 BRISTOL VALLEY THEATER, 151 SOUTH MAIN STREET, NAPLES WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, AND SUNDAY AT 2 P.M.; THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. $12-$33 | BVTNAPLES.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY LEAH STACY
The quaint town of Naples is a quiet community well known for skiing in the winter and the Grape Festival in the fall — but it’s perhaps less known for its summer stock organization, Bristol Valley Theater, which boasts a six-show theatrical season running from June through August. The third show in this season’s lineup is the hit rock musical “Rent,” which depicts a group of young New Yorkers affected by HIV/AIDS in the late 1980’s. The story, with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, is set in the bohemian Alphabet City in the East Village, and is reminiscent of Puccini’s “La bohème.” The musical — though it can be quite risqué in nature — was such a success on Broadway that it was adapted into a film version in 2005. (The film furthered “Wicked” star Idina Menzel’s career and features Rochester native Taye Diggs.) “Rent” is filled with earworm tunes, powerful moments and dream roles for 18 CITY JULY 15-21, 2015
aspiring thespians, which explains why it is still staged so frequently 10 years after becoming a movie. For theatregoers who can’t make it to a larger city to see hit shows like “Rent,” it’s refreshing when small, regional theaters are gutsy enough to stage big shows. The problem lies, however, in the theaters being realistic about the abilities of potential cast members. Many of the cast and crewmembers listed in Bristol Valley Theater’s program work on more than one show, which is typical of summer stock seasons. It bonds the cast and crewmembers, but can also contribute to a less challenging performance atmosphere as people get comfortable with one another. It’s possible that was the problem in this production of “Rent,” though it seems more likely that the casting choices were not strategic. “Rent” is a rock musical that deals with weighty social issues, and it demands powerhouse vocals and committed acting. Many of the cast members I saw on Saturday were not fitted to their roles, which made the show overwhelmingly clunky and distracting. Several of the leading players in this production struggled to hit notes, harmonize, and keep up with the four-piece rock band hidden behind the set. The band, led by J. Elliot Yates, executed the show’s score admirably, but it quite often overpowered the weaker vocalists in the cast, even though everyone was wearing a mic. Numbers that should have been heart wrenching — “I Should
Tell You,” “Goodbye Love” — or sexy and entertaining — “Today 4 U,” “Out Tonight” — fell flat because the actors couldn’t move and sing with equal caliber. Bristol Valley Theater is housed in the former Trinity Federated Church on Main Street in Naples and bills itself as “the only venue of its kind in a 50-mile radius.” While the originality is appealing, it does present some difficulties such as a lack of air conditioning and outdated bathrooms (which also needed cleaning on Saturday — taking out the trash so it doesn’t overflow onto the floor doesn’t seem like too much to ask). But the set of “Rent,” designed by Bryce Cutler, takes advantage of the former sanctuary, mimicking an industrial loft and alleyway draped with Christmas décor and lit with neon fluorescent lights. It’s inventive and fun, giving director and choreographer Suzi Takahashi and her cast plenty of opportunities for interesting scene work on the different levels of the stage. Unfortunately, it felt like many of the opportunities were ignored. The creative set negated a need for the “immersive” scenes played out on the auditorium steps, as they were difficult for many audience members to see and hear. To top it off, the immersive staging scattered sound quality and marred the show’s iconic “Seasons of Love” number. There were few redeeming parts, delivered largely by Liz Wasser (Maureen), who possesses the voice and the acting skills necessary for her role. When she entered midway through the show, her stage presence created a noticeable uptick in the energy of the cast. Lora Nicolas (Joanne) excelled in her duets with Wasser and David E. Shane (who played a likeable Mark). The ensemble had several shining moments as well — especially during the voice mail scenes. And Cutler edited together film footage that was projected onto the set and tied the story’s historical, documentary nature together nicely. With a few different casting decisions, Bristol Valley Theater could have sold this production of “Rent.”
[ CONTINUING ] ART EXHIBITS 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Resident Art Show. Through July 25. 5468439 x 3102. episcopalseniorlife. org/. Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road. Art of War. Through July 21. Paintings by Viktor Mitic. 2887170. artisanworks.net. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. The Lobby Presents “June Bug” New work by Holly B. Heckler, Brittany Rea, Sophie Signorino, and Jane Lichorowic. Through July 31. 454-2966. lobbydigital.com. Charlotte Branch Library, 3557 Lake Ave. Irondequoit Art Club. Through July 31. 39 paintings in various media. 787-4065. irondequoitartclub.org/. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. Fantastic Fauna. Through Sept. 8. Work by Anne Smoral and Mary Mullard. 3746160. rmsc.org. 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. Memories. Through Sept. 30. Paintings by Shirley D. Zimmer Kidd. 3850298. friendlyseniorliving.org. Gallery 384, 384 East Ave. Three for Thought. Through July 28. Paintings, mixed media, and photography by G. A. Sheller, Alice Gold, and Bruno Chalifour. 325-5010. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Moods of Ontario. Through August 9. Evocative series of water and sky views of Lake Ontario by John Solber. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery.com. Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave. Irondequoit Art Walk. Through August 6. Original, fine art created by the Irondequoit Art Club. 467-8840. irondequoitartclub.org/. Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. A Further Exploration, A Visual Study of Jazz & Blues. Through July 28. New Works by Rob Antonucci and Todd Stahl. 319-5279. joebeanroaster,com. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. From the Gorge. Through July 27. Photos by Bruno Chalifour, Lauren Howe, Gil Maker, Steve Malloy-Desormeaux, Don Menges, John Solberg, and George Wallace. 271-5920. cityofrochester.gov. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. Arena @ the Movies. Through August 21. Arena Art Group artists create work inspired by their favorite films. 258-0400. thelittle.org/art. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 65th RochesterFinger Lakes Exhibition. In Search of Shadows: Selections From the Permanent Collection, through August 16. 65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, 68 works by 46 artists in a juried show, July 26-Sept 23. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. Fresh Paint, Fresh Air. Through Sept. 5. Plein air paintings and drawings by regional and national artists. 624-7740. millartcenter.com. continues on page 20
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A Street Street Light Festival will feature the installation NoirFlux, created by Lorne Covington. PHOTO PROVIDED
Let there be light A Street Light Festival FRIDAY, JULY 17, AND SATURDAY, JULY 18 VILLAGE GATE, 274 NORTH GOODMAN STREET 10 P.M. TO 1 A.M. | FREE | ROCTHEYOL.COM [ FEATURE ] BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER
Long before the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester Real Beer Week, or the Park Avenue Summer Art Fest, there was the inaugural Song and Light Festival held at Rochester’s Highland Park in 1915. Created by local architect Claude Bragdon, the event’s innovative means of lighting through the use of lanterns and electric lamps changed the way the community experienced its environment. One hundred years later, the significance of this event will come full circle on Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18, with ROC the YOL’s A Street Light Festival at the Village Gate. Festival Founder and Executive Producer Rachel DeGuzman — also president and CEO of the local arts consulting firm 21st Century Arts — conceived of ROC the YOL and its main event, “A Street Light Festival,” as a celebration of Rochester’s arts scene and the city’s commitment to photonics and optical technologies. ROC the YOL would coincide with the International Year of Light 2015, a United Nations initiative to raise awareness of light science and its applications. “We don’t have enough faith in our art and we don’t invest enough in our arts,” DeGuzman says. “And so the whole idea 20 CITY JULY 15-21, 2015
[of ] creating this cross-sector alignment between arts and sciences that the Year of Light presented was attractive to me.” In teaming up with Artistic Director Margot Muto, DeGuzman found a partner who shared her desire to make Rochester an essential player in a worldwide discussion about light and related technologies. “I think the vision for the festival has to do with a much bigger picture,” Muto says. “It isn’t just about our local artists and Rochester having another festival, but really having a festival that has the impact and is part of a global conversation.” Muto sees WALL\THERAPY — with its initiative to display mural art on Rochester city buildings — as a prime example of a project that asserted itself as a prominent part of a global phenomenon. And though A Street Light Festival has yet to introduce international artists alongside regional creators, as WALL\THERAPY has done, the plan is that the festival will become an annual event that expands to welcome international artists in the coming years. After extending an open call for
submissions to the inaugural Street Light Festival, Muto and other members of the festival’s jury panel selected projects combining creativity and technological advancement from artists, engineers, scientists, and members of the “maker movement” spanning a variety of races, ethnicities, and ages. “What’s important to me in a community event: We really are walking the walk as far as diversity and inclusion,” DeGuzman says.
The exhibitors include FuturPointe Dance and Mariah Maloney Dance, an audiovisual collaboration between VJ Mike Celona and DJ Riley Beats; Marla Schweppe, Chair of 3D Digital Graphics at RIT; and Dan Schneiderman of the Rochester Mini Maker Faire, who will be helping festivalgoers create magnetized LED lights that will then be displayed on a large metal wall. The festival will also feature the work of Syracuse-based exhibitor Lorne Covington, whose NoirFlux projects utilize computer software, electronic hardware, Kinectstyle cameras, and algorithms that enable participants to play with light and interact with their environment. Along with NoirFlux’s existing “Electric Heliotrope Theater” installation, Covington will present a new “soft sculpture” installation with interactive inflatables called “Lumia Centuria” to commemorate the centennial of Bragdon’s first “Song and Light Festival. “Most art is about the object,” Covington says. “You’re making an object or some manifestation — there’s a thing there, and so people view it and get what they get from that thing. Really, what I’m working on is what’s happening in that moment. It’s not the thing, there is no object. Most of my stuff, if you don’t do anything, the screen’s black. You have to do something to create something.” Covington designs his projects to respond to a person’s movement in ways that are unexpected and enchanting. “So it starts becoming this thing you sort of play with and explore to try to figure out its own internal logic,” Covington says. And though Covington’s contribution to the festival will not be in collaboration with the dance performances on the bill, he is fond of using dance as an analogy when explaining his work. “If the piece is a really good dance partner, then I’ve succeeded,” he says. “And if your dance partner was just mirroring everything you do, it would be a really boring dance partner.” Ultimately, it is clear that a primary goal of “A Street Light Festival” is engagement and inclusivity. “I’ve been working in this field for 14 years, and at most events they’re very segregated, either to age or community or race,” DeGuzman says. “But if you go to the fireworks, they draw people from all over, and I think that there’s something in our humanity that’s drawn to light. But I wanted to do something that was more contemporary and certainly incorporated a lot of the technology and a lot of the new media that is available to us today. So it’s kind of reimagining something that we’ve done for centuries for a new generation.”
My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Plein Air Land and Water Scapes. Through August 9. Paintings by Barbara Jablonski. 546-8439. episcopalseniorlife.org. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Implied Science. Through August 28. Glass pieces by Michael Taylor and paintings by Gary Morse. rit.edu/ntid/ dyerarts/. Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. Related. Through July 18. Paintings by Lanna Pejovic and sculptures by Dejan Pejovic. 6244730. ockheesgallery.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Reprise. Through August 22. Exceptional pieces from exhibitions of the past 24 months. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com/. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S. Main St. Canandaigua. The Lake Effect. Through August. 1. Original work from regional artists. 394-0030. prrgallery.com. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Industrial Nature: Works by Michelle Stitzlein, Material Remix, and Functioning Remix. Through August 16. Industrial Nature, object art and sculpture by Michelle Stilzein; Material Remix, works made from recycled material by four artists; Functioning Systems, microscopic images of elements of nature by Mary Giehl. 315-255-1553. mtraudt@ schweinfurthartcenter.org. myartcenter.org/. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. Canus Lupus Familiaris IV. Through July 31. Artwork by Dylan Staib and photography by Gerry Szymanski. 271-2630. starrynitescafe.com.
Art Events [ WED., JULY 15 ] Deborah Ronner Fine Art. Through Aug. 31. Paintings, prints, multi-media, and photobased work by contemporary artists. By appointment only 218-9124. deborahronnen@ gmail.com. [ FRI., JULY 17 ] A Street Light Festival. July 17-18. The most innovative work of area light artists and features interactive light-infused spectacles. facebook.com/ roctheyol. Wall Therapy Kickoff and Art Exhibition. July 17, 6-9 p.m. 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St walltherapy.com/. Wall\Therapy 2015. July 17-26. Opening reception and Impact! fundraiser Fri. July 17, 6-8 p.m 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St Through July 26. International mural festival 1975ish.com.
Comedy [ THU., JULY 16 ] Lil Duval. July 16, 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster $20-$25. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us.
Dance Events [ THU., JULY 16 ] Live Argentine Tango Music. 9:30-11 p.m Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St With Uptown Groove Trio $5. 2714930. tangocafedance.com.
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[ FRI., JULY 17 ] Drag Show. July 17, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. $5. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com.
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Festivals [ FRI., JULY 17 ] Canandaigua Art & Music Festival. July 17-19 Downtown Canandaigua, 115 S. Main Street Canandaigua 585-3960300. canandaiguaartfestival. com/. [ SAT., JULY 18 ] Bethel Express Blues & BQ. July 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bethel Christian Fellowship, 321 East Ave. 474-6339. bethelexpress. org. Sterling Renaissance Festival. Through Sun. July 19. 10 a.m.-7 p.m 800-879-4446. sterlingfestival.com.
Film [ WED., JULY 15 ] Jewish Film Festival. Through July 20. 461-2000. rjff.org. [ THU., JULY 16 ] Alternative Music Film Festival: Depeche Mode Live in Berlin: A Film by Anton Corbijn. July 16, 7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. [ MON., JULY 20 ] Gay Pioneers and Shoulders to Stand On. July 20, 7-9 p.m. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue gayalliance.org. How Does Prayer Work? Exploring the Mystery of Connecting With God. July 20, 7 p.m. Lifetree Cafe, 1301 Vintage Lane 723-4673. lifetreecafe.com.
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Celebrating LGBTQ culture, the Rochester Gay Alliance will present the 2015 Pride Week, July 16 through July 19. Pride Week is composed of a variety of events across the city, this year with a sci-fi theme. Among the events are the annual raising of the flag at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park (353 Court Street) on Friday, July 17; the Pride Parade on Saturday, July 18, beginning at 1 p.m. and running from Park Avenue to MLK Jr. Memorial Park, followed by the Pride Festival from 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and the Roc Pride 5K on Sunday, July 19, at 8:30 a.m., alongside many other events. The goal of Pride Week is not only to celebrate and recognize the culture and struggles of the LGBTQ community, but to bring together Rochestarians of all different faiths and beliefs.
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Pride Week kicks off on Thursday, July 16, with “Sassy in the South Wedge,” and runs through Sunday, July 19. Tickets for the Festival are $10 advance, $15 at the gate. Registration for the 5K is $30, which includes a T-shirt and time certification. For more information and the full list of events, visit gayalliance.org. — BY GINO FANELLI
Kids Events [ FRI., JULY 17 ] Steel Alchemy. July 17, 7-8 p.m. Sagawa Park, 100 Main St., Brockport Cool Kids! Green Kids!. 637-3984. generationcool.biz.
Lectures [ THU., JULY 16 ] Myron Holley, Rochester’s Unsung Hero. July 16, 7 p.m. Odd Fellows Lodge, 357 Gregory Street Presented by Richard Reisem 244-4558. [ MON., JULY 20 ] Ellis Island: The Gateway to America. July 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Town of Gates Town Hall Annexx, 1605 Buffalo Road . Gates 281-2069. famuscato@ aol.com. gateshistory.org.
Literary Events [ MON., JULY 20 ] Illustrator Workshop & Book Signing: Brian Peters. July 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monroe Branch Library, 809 Monroe Ave 4288202. libraryweb.org.
Meetings [ TUE., JULY 21 ] Town Hall Meeting. July 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, 17 Madison St 279-7490. susanbanthonyhouse.org.
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Food, art, and music will fill up Canandaigua’s main street for the Canandaigua Arts & Music Festival. There will be community-inspired fun for the young ones like a ring toss, face painting, and a meet and greet with animals. For the full-grown patrons, seven of the area’s select food vendors will be on deck, such as Cheesed and Confused and Wraps on Wheels. In line with the festival’s namesake, there will be live music every day of the festival from the likes of The Isotopes, Noble Vibes, Bowla Cheats, and more. Art vendors will be selling all manner of ceramics, glass art, leathers, tie-dye, and other crafts. The Canandaigua Arts & Music Festival will take place Friday, July 17, through Sunday, July 19. The festival goes from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit canandaiguaartfestival.com. — BY NOLAN H. PARKER
[ THU., JULY 16 ] Up and Doin’: The Women of Rose Hill and Johnston House. July 16, 2 p.m. Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 New York 96A, Geneva $10. 315-789-3848. genevahistoricalsociety.com/.
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THEATER | “SORDID LIVES”
As part of Pride Week, Black Sheep Theatre will present the first Rochester performance of Del Shores’ award-winning comedy “Sordid Lives.” Beginning with the death of Peggy, a good Christian lady who dies tripping over the wooden legs of her lover, “Sordid Lives” goes on to explore the secret lives of her family in the quiet town of Winters, Texas. Adapted into a 2000 film starring Olivia Newton-John, “Sordid Lives” instantly became a cult classic in the LGBTQ community, later adapted into a shortlived 2008 television series. This adaptation of “Sordid Lives” is directed by Charlie Cooper and Kristy Angevine-Funderburk. “Sordid Lives” runs Thursday, July 16, through Saturday, July 18, and again Friday, July 24, through Sunday, July 26, at Black Sheep Theatre (274 North Goodman Street). Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 advance, $20 at the door. For more information, visit blacksheeptheatre.org. — BY GINO FANELLI
SPECIAL EVENT | CIVIL WAR REENACTMENTS
This year marks the final year of the Civil War sesquicentennial. Bearing that history in mind, the weekend of July 18 and July 19, The Genesee Country Village and Museum will host reenactments to commemorate the war’s conclusion 150 years ago. Each day there will be two staged battles. The first will be on an open battlefield at 11:30 a.m. featuring cavalry and live cannon fire. The second will be in the historic village at 2 p.m. A Lincoln impersonator will visit the Union camps and survey the battle and inspect the activity on the meadow. Townsfolk in the village will perform concerts, specialty shopping, and vignettes depicting civilian life during the era. Civil War Reenactments at Genesee Country Museum (1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford) will take place Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit gcv.org. — BY NOLAN H. PARKER
Recreation [ FRI., JULY 17 ] Eastside District YMCA’s 19th Annual Golf Tournament. July 17, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Greystone Golf Club, 1400 Atlantic Ave $150. 341-3252. rochesterymca.org/eastsidegolf. [ SAT., JULY 18 ] Guided Canoe/Kayak Paddle. 22 CITY JULY 15-21, 2015
July 18, 9-11 a.m. Ellison Park, Blossom Rd. 340-8655. penfieldrec.org/. Rochester Bicycling Club. Check our online calendar for this week’s ride schedule or visit. Rochesterbicyclingclub.org. [ SUN., JULY 19 ] Jungle Jog and Seneca Park Mile. July 19, 8 a.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $15-$25. senecaparkzoo.org.
[ WED., JULY 15 ] Sharefest. Through July 19. Meet the Rochesterians who are involved in the new economy and working to help people spend less, create more, and share what they have rocshare.com. Sploosh: An Archer Quiz. July 15, 8 p.m. Butapub, 315 Gregory St. $5. 585-563-6241. facebook.com/geekswhodrink. [ THU., JULY 16 ] City Wide Volunteer Fair. July 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Sibley Building, 228 East Main St. 4287231. rochestercares.org. [ FRI., JULY 17 ] 2nd Annual Pitty Love Rescue Yard Sale. July 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pitty Love Rescue Yard Sale, 2479 Manitou Rd Spencerport 585-737-7830. yelnapebrat@ yahoo.com. pittyloverescue.org. ZooBrew. July 17, 5:30-9 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $10. senecaparkzoo.org. [ SAT., JULY 18 ] Blues and Barbecue: Blues Music and Food. July 18, 3 p.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park . Castile 493-3625. nysparks.com. Classic Car Weekend. July 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum, 6393 East River Rd $9-$10. rochestertrainrides. com/. HopsfestNY. July 18-19, 12-6 p.m. Nedloh Brewing Co., 6621 State Route 5 & 20 . Bloomfield $10-$70. 585-360-7272. email@example.com. https://nedlohbrewing.com/ hopsfest/.
Theater 5th Annual Shakespeare in the Park. Sat., July 18, 2-3 p.m. Rotary Park, East Main Street . Clifton Springs 315-462-8200. CliftonSpringsChamber.com. Beehive. Through July 19. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through July 19. Wed. and Thurs. July 15 & 16, 7:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat. July 17 & 18, 8 p.m., and Sun. July 19, 2 p.m 454-1260. blackfriars.org. The Bikinis. Through July 26. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place A fictional girls group from Jersey relives their heyday performing classic hits of the 60s & 70s. $30-36. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. The Effect. Thu., July 16, 8:30 p.m. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Thurs. July 16, 8:30 p.m. A play for four people, in love and sorrow Free. muccc.org. Fascinating Rhythm. Fri., July 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thomas F. Bell Auditorium-Aquinas Institute, 1127 Dewey Avenue Fri. July 17, 7:30 p.m. Feature several popular standards as well as a variety of songs from Broadway’s finest musicals $11-$15. (585) 254-2020. stageworksroc.org.
Green Day’s American Idiot. Through July 19. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through July 19. Wed.-Sat. July 15-18, 8 p.m., and Sun. July 19, 2 p.m. The story centers on three disaffected young men, who flee a stifling suburban lifestyle $24-$26. 461-2000. jcccenterstage.org/. Keep Your Pantheon. Sat., July 18, 2 p.m. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd Penfield Sat. July 18, 2 p.m. A comedy set in early Roman times recalling the kind of gleefully anachronistic material mined back in the day by Sid Caesar or Carol Burnett Donations accepted 340-8655. penfieldplayers.org/. Little Shop of Horrors. July 1618. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College
Rd. Through July 18. Thurs. July 16, Fri. July 17, and Sat. July 18, 7:30 p.m. Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashjman, Music by Alan Menken. Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith $12-$14. 245-5833. geneseocommunityplayers.org. Peter Pan Jr.. July 17-18. A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St Through July 18. Fri. July 17, 2 p.m., Sat. July 18, 3 & 7 p.m. A modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up $6. 935-7173. mjtstages.com. Rent. Through July 19. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main St Through July 19. Thurs.Sat. July 9-11, 8 p.m., Wed.
and Thurs. July 15-16, 2 p.m., and Thurs.-Sat. July 16-18, 8 p.m. and Sun. July 19, 2 p.m. A rock musical of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City $12-$33. 374-6318. bvtnaples.org/. Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2. Through July 18. Highland Park Bowl, 1200 South Ave. Through July 12. Tues.Wed. July 14-15, Fri-Sat. July 17-18, 8 p.m free, registration encouraged 261-6461. rochestercommunityplayers.org/.
Theater Audition [ WED., JULY 15 ] The Duchess of Malfi. July 15-17, 7-10 p.m. Mile Post
School, 210 Mendon Road . Pittsford (585) 248-6280. wallbyrd.com/auditions. Holiday. July 15, 7 p.m. Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. 2nd floor studio #217 5065223. facebook.com/ events/407094499479216/. Rochester Oratorio Society: Auditions. Through July 31. 473-2234. firstname.lastname@example.org. ROSsings.org.
Workshops [ WED., JULY 15 ] Fine Art Glass Blowing Classes. Through July 22. Studio 34 Creative Arts Center, 34 Elton Street in the Neighborhood
of the Arts 737-5858. email@example.com. studio34artists.com/. Learn to Soar. July 15, 9 a.m.4 p.m. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St 263-6473. https:// greaterrochester.score.org/. [ THU., JULY 16 ] Northland-Lyceum/Homestead Heights Solar Assembly. July 16, 6-8 p.m. Bausch & Lomb, 1400 N Goodman Presented by Solarize the Flower City 18005535340. solarizeflowercity.com. [ MON., JULY 20 ] Crash Course in American Architectural History, Part II: 20th Century. July 20, 7-8
p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. [ TUE., JULY 21 ] Think Like a Journalist: How to Write and Pitch Your Press Release. July 21, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.
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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
Movies 10 2609 W. Henrietta Road 292-0303, cinemark.com
Pittsford Cinema 3349 Monroe Ave., 383-1310 pittsford.zurichcinemas.com
Tinseltown USA/IMAX 2291 Buffalo Road 247-2180, cinemark.com
Webster 12 2190 Empire Blvd., 888-262-4386, amctheatres.com
Vintage Drive In 1520 W Henrietta Rd., Avon 226-9290, vintagedrivein.com
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His last bow “Mr. Holmes”
(PG), DIRECTED BY BILL CONDON OPENS FRIDAY [ REVIEW ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO
For nearly as long as they’ve been making movies, they’ve been making movies about Sherlock Holmes. Initially appearing in print in 1887, Holmes first hit the screen in 1900, and since then Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective has been portrayed in more than 220 films. So why does a brilliant, rude, and occasionally drugaddled narcissist continue to resonate among those a century removed from his inception? As
with most antiheroes, Holmes’ positive qualities are overtly enviable, his bad behavior is secretly thrilling, and he always gets his man. (Except for that one time he was outsmarted, but it was by a woman, thank you very much.) By this point the Holmes character is in the public domain, which means that anyone is free to craft a Sherlock Holmes tale. And while many details must be held sacred, there’s still a little room to riff. Based on Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind,” the lovely but frustrating “Mr. Holmes” imagines the great detective in 1947 as an elderly man, now retired to a farmhouse in Sussex. As played by the peerless Ian McKellen, Holmes spends his days condescending to his put-upon housekeeper, Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney), and trying in vain to ignore the increasingly obvious physical and mental signs of being 93 years old. Holmes has swapped out cocaine and opium for potential anti-aging remedies like royal jelly and prickly ash, the former of which also helps to occupy his time with beekeeping. It’s
Sir Ian McKellen in “Mr. Holmes.” PHOTO COURTESY ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS
through tending to the bees and demonstrating his legendary powers of deduction that Holmes befriends Mrs. Munro’s preteen son Roger (Milo Parker), assuring his annoyed mother that “Exceptional children are often the product of unremarkable parents.” A quest for prickly ash has recently taken Holmes to still-smoldering Hiroshima, and besides the flashback scenes exploring the mysterious connection between Holmes and his Japanese host, Mr. Umezaki (Hiroyuki Sanada), the film’s overstuffed plot also incorporates a thread recounting Holmes’ final investigation, just after World War I. Holmes’ fading memory has forgotten the particulars of the case involving the melancholy, secretive Ann (a poignant Hattie Morahan), her concerned husband, and an elegantly eerie glass armonica, and much of “Mr. Holmes” centers around our hero trying to remember what happened with Ann and why it affected the notoriously detached detective so deeply. Meanwhile, Holmes and the widowed Mrs. Munro engage in a power struggle over Roger’s attention and respect, the fatherless boy clearly craving a male presence, and the brainy, manipulative coot not without agenda. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that even under some occasionally distracting old-man latex, McKellen is superb as Holmes, paying proper homage to the icon’s entrenched quirks (i.e., selfishness, awful manners, etc.) while portraying the man as a flesh-and-blood mortal keenly aware
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of that mortality. Holmes could never be lovable, and McKellen thankfully refrains from playing him that way in the scenes where Holmes befriends young Roger, the two meeting on a Holmesian intellectual level rather than the heart-tugging plane to which most movies would resort. (But we also learn that the late Dr. Watson, the one who memorialized Holmes’ exploits, is responsible for “a million misconceptions” about Holmes, so who knows what’s accurate?) Linney’s role initially seems dowdy and thankless, but as more of Mrs. Munro’s backstory is revealed, the levelheaded housekeeper becomes a fine foil for her cantankerous boss. “Mr. Holmes” finds McKellen reteaming with his “Gods & Monsters” director Bill Condon, a pairing that brought both of them Oscar nominations (and a screenwriting win for Condon). But they’re a little less successful this time out, even though the film is technically wellcrafted, from the gorgeous period production design to the postcard-pretty cinematography to composer Carter Burwell’s wistful, distinctive score. There’s just too much going on, with dueling flashbacks as well as a couple present-day plotlines, and Condon, along with screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher, is unable to convey why any of it truly matters, either to Holmes or, by extension, to us. Holmes excelled at his job because he is remote, aloof, and even though he may grapple with tinges of regret, he’s ultimately and entirely self-serving. That’s not much to hang your hat on, but we wouldn’t want him any other way.
From Jennifer Lopez’s twisted, eye-popping journey inside the mind of a serial killer in “The Cell,” to a lavish love letter to storytelling itself with “The Fall,” the films of Tarsem Singh have demonstrated his admirable commitment to crafting some beautifully bonkers eye candy. Even “Immortals,” Singh’s dip into sword-andsandal epics, managed to distinguish itself from the glut of “300” imitators with sheer visual panache. Whatever your opinions are about Tarsem Singh’s films (and they’ve all demonstrated varying degrees of narrative quality that can never quite live up to their sense of style), you can never say they’ve been dull … until now. Tarsem’s films have always felt indulgent but in a way that has always seemed indicative of his personal aesthetic as a filmmaker; his movies look like no one else’s. And that’s what makes the director’s bodyswapping sci-fi thriller “Self/less,” so deeply disappointing. With its blandly anonymous style (stupid title punctuation aside), it might have been directed by anyone. Ben Kingsley plays Damian Hale, a real estate mogul with a billion dollar empire but no family life to speak of, save for an
Ryan Reynolds and a blurry Ben Kingsley in “Self/less.” PHOTO COURTESY FOCUS FEATURES
estranged daughter (Michelle Dockery of “Downton Abbey”) whose love he periodically attempts to buy, with little success. The film’s first scene, in which the businessman invites a competitor to lunch just so he can demolish the young man’s career face-to-face, clues us in that he’s maybe not such a nice person. Damian also happens to be dying of cancer, and with little time left, he seeks the services of a mysterious organization run by a brilliant doctor named Albright (Matthew Goode, using his native British accent — movie shorthand that he’s not to be trusted). The good doctor offers a chance to undergo an experimental procedure known as “shedding,” which involves transplanting a person’s consciousness into a young, healthy synthetic body created in Albright’s labs. It’s a chance at immortality, all for the cool sum of $250 million. Done deal. Hale (now played by Ryan Reynolds) has bought himself a brand new life, and aside from a bit of nausea and some disorientation (“death has some side effects,” Albright cautions), one can’t argue with the results. But once he’s taken his hot new body out for a test drive (cue montage of Damian bedding a parade of beautiful young ladies) he starts having visions of a woman (Natalie Martinez) and young girl (Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen) and a small farmhouse in the shadow of a water tower painted like a pumpkin. Though Albright assures him these visions are merely hallucinations resulting from his mind adapting to its new location, Damian investigates further (leading to the priceless scene in which Reynolds literally Googles “pumpkin.” Great work, everyone), eventually discovering that his new body isn’t so synthetic after all, and was once a real man. Naturally, Damian gets himself entangled in the life his body’s former owner left behind, taking actions which require him to be more … what’s the word? You know, when someone puts someone
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else’s needs before their own? Don’t tell me, it’ll come to me, I’m sure of it. “Self/less” has an intriguing premise (which admittedly owes a great deal to John Frankenheimer’s 1966 thriller, “Seconds”) and raises some interesting questions, but gets progressively more boneheaded as it goes along. Damian’s newfound compassionate side isn’t particularly believable considering what information the film provides about his nature. It’s a little dubious that a man as supposedly ruthless as Damian would be concerned about the little people caught in the fallout of his actions, and screenwriters Alex and David Pastor never develop Damian enough pre-surgery for his later actions to carry any weight. Ben Kingsley elevates any movie in which he appears, so it’s to everyone’s detriment that he disappears from this one 20 minutes in. For his part, Reynolds is perfectly fine, acting appropriately mournful and conflicted, though he doesn’t attempt to even subtly adopt any of Kingsley’s mannerisms, which only makes for a greater disconnect between the man Damian was and the one he ultimately becomes. Goode has demonstrated in films like “The Lookout” and “Stoker” that his sweet face makes for a great cover for villainy, though for some reason here he mostly seems to be channeling Jeremy Irons. Meanwhile, Victor Garber is dependably solid as Hale’s longtime business partner, and Derek Luke manages to make a decent impression as the wing-man Damian picks up in his new life. Throughout, Tarsem offers some decent action sequences, including a wellchoreographed shootout in the second act and a mildly exciting car chase in the third. But for all the plot’s eventual twists and turns, the most surprising thing about the film is that a director as distinctive and singular as Tarsem could have managed to make something so forgettable.
BRINGING UP BABY Tuesday, July 21, 8 p.m. Monday, July 27, 1:30 p.m. In the mother of all screwball comedies, Cary Grant stars as a stuffy paleontologist who knows more about dinosaurs than he does about the modern woman. This makes him easy prey for wacky heiress Katharine Hepburn who gets her man involved in a series of increasingly funny disasters. Director Hawks, a master of all genres provided a template for comedy directors for years to come, and it still holds up beautifully. (Howard Hawks, US 1938, 102 min., 35mm) Part of the series James Card: Mirth and Madness. Monday’s matinee is free for seniors 62+.
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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] ANT-MAN (PG-13): Armed with a super-suit that gives him the ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, a conman must pull off a heist that will save the world. Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, and Bobby Cannavale. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, IMAX, Pittsford, Tinseltown BRINGING UP BABY (1938): While trying to secure a million dollar donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty heiress and her pet leopard “Baby” in this classic screwball comedy. Starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Dryden (Tue, Jul 21, 8 p.m.) HARD TO BE A GOD (2013): A group of scientists are sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history. Dryden (Fri, Jul 17, 8 p.m.) THE LIFE OF JESUS (1997): This unusual slice-of-life drama focuses on the lives of a troubled young man and his girlfriend in a podunk French village. Dryden (Thu, Jul 16, 8 p.m.) THE MERRY WIDOW (1934): A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her (and her money) from leaving the country. Dryden (Tue, Jul 14, 8 p.m.)
MR. HOLMES (PG): An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. Starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney. Little, Pittsford SHORTS MADE FOR THEATERS (NR): The Dryden presents a program of short films from its collection. Dryden (Wed, Jul 15, 8 p.m.) TRAINWRECK (R): Comedian Amy Schumer stars as a commitment-phobic career woman who may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. With Bill Hader and LeBron James. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown [ CONTINUING ] AMY (R): This documentary chronicles the short life of singer Amy Winehouse, using unseen archival footage and unheard tracks to tell the story. Henrietta, Little THE GALLOWS (R): 20 years after a horrific accident during a school play, a group of students attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy, but quickly discover that some things are better left alone. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster 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, Rihanna,
Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez. Movies 10 INSIDE OUT (PG): Pixar’s latest takes audiences on a journey inside the head of an 11-year-old girl, seen through the eyes of the personified emotions that rule her inner being: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear. With the voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and Bill Hader. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Webster, Tinseltown INSURGENT (PG-13): In the second installment of the “Divergent” series, heroic Tris and Four find themselves fugitives on the run from the malevolent leaders of their futuristic society. Movies 10 I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS (PG-13): Blythe Danner stars as a widow who enters into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. With Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, June Squibb, and Rhea Perlman. Pittsford JURASSIC WORLD (PG-13): Oooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and um, screaming. But this time Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are there. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster LAMBERT & STAMP (R): This documentary examines how the unlikely partnership between two aspiring filmmakers produced one of the greatest rock bands in history: The Who. Cinema
LOVE & MERCY (PG-13): This film documents the life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson. Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti. Little MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (R): The influential action franchise returns with more explosions, car crashes, and sweet post-apocalyptic S&M fashion. Cinema MAGIC MIKE XXL (R): Channing Tatum + thong = money in the bank. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster MAX (PG): A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler’s family after suffering a traumatic experience. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Tinseltown ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL (PG-13): A high schooler who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his friend Earl, befriends a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer. Little MINIONS (PG): Ba-na-na! Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster 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. Movies 10 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. Movies 10 POLTERGEIST (PG-13): They’re heeeere. Again. Movies 10 SAN ANDREAS (PG-13): The Rock vs. the fault line in this mega-budget disaster flick set in the aftermath of a massive earthquake. Cinema, Culver SELF/LESS (PG-13): After learning that he’s dying of cancer, a wealthy man undergoes a procedure that allows his consciousness to be transferred into the body of a healthy, young man. It’s a pretty sweet deal until it turns out not to be so sweet after all. Starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown
SPY (R): A deskbound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, and Jude Law. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta TED 2 (R): Ted and his new wife want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, he must prove he’s a person in a court of law. With Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, and Morgan Freeman. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown TERMINATOR GENISYS (PG13): Kyle Reese is sent back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (PG-13): A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I; volunteering as a nurse, falling in love, and learning firsthand the futility of war. Little, Pittsford THE WOLFPACK (R): This acclaimed documentary focuses on the Angulo brothers, who were kept locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and learned about the outside world through the films that they watched. Little
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In 1875, Andrew Jackson Warner, of the Power’s Building fame, is thought to have designed the resplendent Second Empire home at 12 Vick Park A. Named for elements in vogue during the second French Empire, the Second Empire style is mostly easily identified by its characteristic mansard roof. Up the masonry steps and through the original walnut door, the foyer leads into several rooms on the first floor, each more charming than the last. The front parlor features large streetfacing windows flanked by built-in bookcases. Opposite sits a veined fireplace, enhanced with three tiles depicting “Idylls of the Kings”. Leaded glass doors lead into the side parlor with original oak and walnut parquet floors. The dining room has even more intricate geometric parquet floors and an uncommon bead board paneled ceiling. South-facing bay windows
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[ LEGAL NOTICE ] Articles of Organization of ROCHESTER PEDAL TOURS, LLC filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on June 1, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC, 74 Main Street, POB 31, Akron, NY 14001. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any business permitted by law. [ NOTICE ]
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1533 E Main LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 5/29/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Mark Hudson Management P.O. Box 30071 Rochester, NY 14603. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] AAglobal 2015 LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 6/10/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Mark Hudson Management PO Box 30071 Rochester, NY 14603. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Bake Your Day, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 4/29/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1425 Jefferson Rd. Rochester NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Conflict Management Solutions LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 5/12/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail copy to 2117 Buffalo Rd. #262 Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Erie Blvd Properties, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on June 15, 2015 with an effective date of formation of June 15, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 3300 Monroe Ave., Ste. 301, 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 3300
Monroe Ave., Ste. 301, Rochester, New York 14608. 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 ] Formal Collision LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 4/9/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail copy to 529 Child St. Rochester NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Glimpse I/O, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/12/15. 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 396 Westminster Rd., Suite 209, Rochester, NY 14607. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Index No. 2014-10690 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Raymond E. Petit, Deceased, and any persons who are heirs distributees of Raymond E. Petit, Deceased, and all persons who are widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be deceased, and their husbands, wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; David Petit; Debbie Coles; Mark Petit; Midland Funding LLC; Rochester General Long Term Care, Inc. a/k/a Hill Haven Nursing Home; Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC APO Capital One NA; United States of America; People of the State of New York; Christine Petit, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated June 24, 2015, entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Monroe County Office Building located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe on
August 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Irondequoit, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 21 Centre Terrace, Rochester, NY 14617; Tax Account No. 047.642-15 described in Deed recorded in Liber 3844 of Deeds, page 85; lot size .15 acres. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $61,107.03 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: July 2015 K. John Wright, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE ] Jefferson Road CDE&T Properties, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on June 17, 2015 with an effective date of formation of June 17, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 3300 Monroe Ave., Ste. 301, 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 3300 Monroe Ave., Ste. 301, Rochester, New York 14608. 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 ] KHG Enterprises, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on June 23, 2015 with an effective date of formation of June 23, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 68 Muriel Drive, 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 68 Muriel Drive, Rochester, New York 14612. 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 ] Lmg Travel LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 6/18/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail copy to 94 Woodgreen Dr. Pittsford NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] LONGVIEW LANDSCAPING, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 5/8/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Sean Hayes, 158 Longview Terr., Rochester, NY 14609. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Merman Real Estate, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/6/15. Off. Loc.: Monroe Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. Regd. agent upon whom and at which SSNY shall mail process: United States Corporations Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave #202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Moravian Empire, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 5/7/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail copy to Paracorp 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr. #200 Sacramento CA 95833. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] MUSCLE MAINTENANCE OF ROCHESTER, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/30/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Kristen Wondrack, 31 Church St., Pittsford, NY 14534. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of CBN Home Inspections LLC,
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Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/12/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 102 Pennwood Drive, Apt C. Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
Notice of Formation of 105 Adelaide Street, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 5/27/2015. 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 151 Bernice Street, Rochester, New York 14615. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of Big J Properties,LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 05/20/2015 .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 PO BOX 206 North Greece,NY 14515 . Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of DW Dwellings LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/08/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 680 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION - Switechnology, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 6/4/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail copy to 69 Carrie Marie Ln, Hilton NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation E-Z- SONS ENTERPRISES LLC Filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on June 1, 2015. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to its registered agent, Martin S. Handelman Esq., 16 Main Street East, Rochester, New York 14614, upon whom process against the Company may be served. The purpose of the Company is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation Millens Bay Consulting Group, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 4/14/2015. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 48 Old Country Lane, Fairport NY 14450. The purpose of the company is sales/management consulting.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 1256 Park Avenue LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/12/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 184 FULTON AVENUE ASSOCIATES, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) 6/8/2015. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 506 W. Broad Street, Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 28 SIAS LANE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/11/2015. 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. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ATLAS BECKWITH DEVELOPMENT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/12/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1900 Empire Blvd., Ste. 225, Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Blackhawk Emergency Management Group, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/20/2015. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3313 Chili Avenue Suite B Rochester NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of C&L PROPERTY OPERATIONS, LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 4/30/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o the LLC, 326 Rumford Rd., Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: all lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CC/FSI 2120 West Ridge Rd LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/29/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ENTIRE ESTATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/1/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1480 Penfield Center Road, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activity.
REMODELING, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) 5/7/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 649 HELENDALE ROAD, ROCHESTER, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Fortune Ventures, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/3/10. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Louis Dovolo and Mila Muyaki, 87 Wintergreen Way, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of G. L. Hopkins Enterprises, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/9/15. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: G. L. Hopkins Enterprises, LLC, 135 Holyoke St., Apt. 2B, Rochester, NY 14615, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GIRRAFT HOLDINGS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/04/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: Christopher Leva, 454 Lee Rd., Rochester, NY 14606. 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 GOOD FAITH FOUNDATION NY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/26/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Yariv Paz, POB 20827, Rochester, NY 14602. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/28/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 114 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF INVIZA LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 6/09/2015. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to INVIZA LLC, C/O ROBERT ANDOSCA, 12 CHERRYMEDE CRESCENT, FAIRPORT, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JERK HUTT EXPREZZ LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 05/08/2015. 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 35 Davy Dr. Roch. NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JoePro Properties, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 5/27/2015. 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 12 Crabtree Circle, Webster, New York 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JRTM HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/23/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: M & R Holdings LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of LAKESIDE REIKI & WELLNESS CENTER, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/10/2015. 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, 1651 Brooks Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: 35 STATE HOLDINGS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on June 9, 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: P.O. Box 30278, Rochester, NY 14603. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Lion’s Den 412 Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on May 22, 2015. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 277 Alexander Street-Suite 400, Rochester, New York 14607. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LR BREWING LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/4/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 675 Beach Ave., Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mateereal Sound LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/21/2015. 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 P.O. Box 10591 Rochester, NY 14610 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Miles Morgan Wolk LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/3/15. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morgan Canterbury LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/12/15. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morgan Genesee Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/9/15. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Nancy P. Carr LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on April 23, 2015. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 55 Avon Road, Rochester, New York 14625. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PAT’S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Department of State on 6/3/15. Its office is located in MONROE County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 83 SCHOLFIELD RD., W. ROCHESTER, NY 14617. The purpose of the Company is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PI Bar 2, LLC. Arts. of
Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/23/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of R2 Mezz Fund LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/3/15. 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 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RH Acquisition LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/26/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Michael Prokup, Esq., Noonan& Prokup, 526 Walnut St., Allentown, PA 181012394. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Roc Services LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) April 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 15 Malin Ln, Penfield NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RX Fueled, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 5/29/15. 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 4423 Dewey Ave., Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of SAFE FIREARM USE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/19/2015. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom
Legal Ads process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 708 Jenkins Rd., Churchville, NY 14428. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of TriVenture LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/14/2015. 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, 10 Red Oak Ln., Pittsford NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION Tamu Global LLC filed Art. of Org. with the NY Dept. of State on 6/29/15. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 90 State St. Suite 700 Office 40 Albany, NY 12207. The purpose of the Company is any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of M.I. Abunimer LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/29/15. Office loc: Monroe County. LLC org. in VA 1/7/09. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 150 N. Clinton Ave., Ste. 201, Rochester, NY 14604. VA office addr.: 1029 Poplar Dr., Falls Church, VA 22046. Art. of Org. on file: SSVA, 1300 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219. Purp: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Dergalis Associates, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/5/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 210 Lake Drive East, Ste 310.Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. LLC formed in NJ on 8/28/02. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 210 Lake Drive East, Ste 310,Cherry Hill NJ 08002, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. NJ addr. of LLC: 210 Lake Drive East, Ste 310, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Cert. of Form. filed with NJ Sec. of State, PO Box 002,Trenton,NJ 08625 Purpose: all lawful purposes.
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Notice of Qualification of Intellifiber Networks, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/15/2015. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4001 Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72212. LLC formed in VA on 1/1/2015. 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. VA addr. of LLC: 4701 Cox Rd., Ste. 285, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Cert. of Org. filed with VA Clerk of the Commission, 1300 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219. Purpose: all lawful purposes.
Notice of Qualification of PaeTec Communications, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/15/2015. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4001 Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72212. LLC formed in DE on 5/28/1998. 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 of Qualification of Talk America, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/19/2015. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4001 Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72212. LLC formed in DE on 12/12/2014. 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 ] Notice of Qualification of LDMI Telecommunications, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/15/2015. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4001 Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72212. LLC formed in MI on 5/15/1990. 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. MI addr. of LLC: 30600 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 2345, Bingham Farms, MI 48025. Cert. of Org. filed with Director, MI Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, 2501 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of PaeTec Communications of Virginia, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/15/2015. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4001 Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72212. LLC formed in VA on 1/21/2015. 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. VA addr. of LLC: 4701 Cox Rd., Ste. 285, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Cert. of Org. filed with VA Clerk of the Commission, 1300 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219. Purpose: all lawful purposes.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of PWR3 - 4155 State Route 31 LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/15/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5221 N. O’Connor Blvd., Ste. 600, Irving, TX 75039. LLC formed in DE on 6/10/15. 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: The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of SOV 2007-C1 - 1735 Lafayette LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/9/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5221 N. O’Connor Blvd., Ste. 600, Irving, TX 75039. LLC formed in DE on 6/5/15. 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: The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of TAYLOR OSWALD LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/11/15. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Ohio (OH) on 03/10/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. OH addr. of LLC: 1100 Superior Ave., Ste. 1330, Cleveland, OH 44114. Cert. of Form. filed with OH Secy. of State, Continental Plaza, 180 E. Broad St., Fl. 16, Columbus, OH 43215. Purpose: The placement and sale of insurance business. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Windstream Services, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/23/2015. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4001 Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72212. LLC formed in DE on 3/1/2004. 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 ] Notice of Qualification of Windstream Supply, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/19/2015. Office
location: Monroe County. LLC formed in OH on 10/22/1946. 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. Principal office address: 4001 Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72212. Cert. of Org. filed with OH Sec. of State 180 E. Broad St., 16th Fl., Columbus, OH 43215. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Oxford Tutors LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 5/6/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to Attn: Mr. Curt Fey 25 Estnay Ln Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] PAM’S CAKES AND SWEETS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/5/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Interstate Filings LLC 2071 Flatbush Ave Ste. 166 Brooklyn, NY 11234. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] R.A.S. GORDON ROAD FARMS, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 5/20/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Robert A. Sodoma, 213 Gordon Rd., Brockport, NY 14420. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Route 11 CDE&T Properties, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on June 17, 2015 with an effective date of formation of June 17, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 3300 Monroe Ave., Ste. 301, 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 3300 Monroe Ave., Ste. 301, Rochester, New York 14608. 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 ] SALMON DISTRIBUTING LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 6/11/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to James R. Salmon, III, 911 Viking Way, Brockport, NY 14420. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] TWO AMIGOS LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on June 23, 2015. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 425 Stone Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Zivaka LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 6/16/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail copy to c/o Mark Hudson Management PO Box 30071 Rochester, NY 14603. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of 2717 Monroe Avenue, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on June 2, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, c/o 16 East Main St, Suite 300, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Joanavier, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on June 10, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 426 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] PICTURE PERFECT LANDSCAPE OF
MONROE COUNTY LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on May 20, 2015. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 33 Kittyhawk Dr. Pittsford, NY 14534. The purpose of the Company is landscaping. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BW NEWCO, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is BW Newco, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 7/1/2015. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to 7748 Newco Rd., Hamlin, NY 14464. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC Law. [ Notice of Formation of Isabella Properties LLC ] First: Isabella Properties LLC, a Limited Liability Company, filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York on May 27, 2015 Second: The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is Monroe. Third The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served The post office address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: 942 Walker Lake Ontario Road, Hilton, New York 14468. Fourth: The purpose of the business of Isabella Properties LLC is any lawful purpose [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the LLC is CSK Optics Consulting LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on June 25, 2015. The LLC office is located in Monroe County. The
NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, and the address a copy shall be mailed is 31 Chi Mar Dr., Rochester NY 14624. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Blue on Blue Recording Studio, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on June 8, 2015 with an effective date of formation of June 8, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 237 Berkley Street, 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 237 Berkley Street, Rochester, New York 14607. 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 ] Messner Enterprises, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on June 18, 2015 with an effective date of formation of June 18, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 1344 University Ave. 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 1344 University Ave., Rochester, New York 14607. 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 SCALP INK, LLC ] SCALP INK, LLC was filed with SSNY on 06/11/2015. 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.
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Legal Ads > page 33 [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TMB DISTRIBUTION, LLC ] TMB DISTRIBUTION, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) June 17, 2015. Its principal office is in Monroe County, NY at 759 Mosley Road, Fairport, NY. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to759 Mosley Rd, Fairport, NY, 14450. The purpose of the company is to engage in any and all lawful activities. [ Notice of Formation of Undisputed Solutions LLC ] Undisputed Solutions LLC was filed with SSNY on 5/20/2015. 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 is P.O. Box 24918, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2015-83 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Eleanor M. Mura-Rizzo, a/k/a Eleanor Mary Rizzo, a/k/a Eleanor M. Mura, a/k/a Bonnie Rizzo, a/k/a Eleanor Mura-Rizzo, a/k/a
the surviving spouse of S. Joseph Rizzo, a/k/a Sergio Rizzo; a/k/a Joseph Rizzo, Deceased; Frontier Communications; American Express Bank, FSB; Richard Neville; North Star Capital Acquisition LLC; ESL Federal Credit Union; Great Seneca Financial Corp. a/a/o Beneficial; Tamara Rizzo; Jason Rizzo, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated June 24, 2015, entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Monroe County Office Building located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe on August 18, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 6 Bitterroot Trail, Hilton, NY 14468; Tax Account No. 025.03-3-53 described in Deed recorded in Liber 9290 of Deeds, page 78; lot size .44 acres. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in
this action. Judgment amount: $112,378.64 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: July 2015 Loren Kroll, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2015-1542 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Eric A. Walker; Jennifer S. Walker; Clearview Farms LLC, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated June 25, 2015, entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Monroe County Office Building located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe on August 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 178 Apollo Drive, Rochester, NY 14626; Tax Account No. 074.19-4-23 described in Deed recorded in Liber 10681 of Deeds, page 322; lot size .25 acres. Said premises
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are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $71,092.00 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: July 2015 Sarah Wesley, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE, CHESWOLD (TL), LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ADAM D. BOYCE, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on May 14, 2015, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY on August 5, 2015 at 9:00 am, premises known as 83 Campbell Park, Rochester, NY 14606. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe, State of New York, known and designated as Section: 105.710; Block: 1; and Lot: 61. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 10491/14. Maureen Pineau, Esq., Referee We are a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik, LLP, 401 Franklin Avenue, Suite 300, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff. [ NOTICE] Notice of Formation of 1302 N K Street, LLC Art. of Org. filed NY Sec of State (SSNY) 06/16/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 134 Wimbledon Rd., Rochester, NY 14617, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
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[ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] INDEX NO. 12301/2014 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Date Filed: 6/17/2015 Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is situated. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff, -againstColleen J. Stearns-Licht, Kenneth B. Licht a/k/a Kenneth Licht if living and if he be dead, any and all persons who are spouses, widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienor, heirs, devisees, distributees, or successors in interest of such of the above as may be dead, and their spouses, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors in interest, all of whom and whose names and places of residences are unknown to Plaintiff, United States of America– Internal Revenue Service, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your Answer or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the attorneys for the plaintiff within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $67,200.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Monroe on May 26, 2006 in Book 20494, Page 637, covering premises known as 333 Marion Street, Rochester, NY 14610. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a
copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: Williamsville, New York: May 8, 2015 By: Stephen J. Wallace, Esq. Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, New York 11706 (631) 969-3100 Our File No.: 01-065774-F00 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] Index No. 201211956 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF MONROE JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, S/B/M TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL HOME LOANS INC., S/B/M TO HOMESIDE LENDING, INC., S/B/M TO HOMESIDE HOLDINGS, INC. F/K/A BARNETT MORTGAGE COMPANY, PLAINTIFF,-vs- THE HEIRS AT LARGE OF MARIE HENRY, deceased, and all persons who are husbands, widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributes, successors in interest of such of them as may be dead, and their husbands and wives, heirs, devisees, distributes and successors of interest of all of whom and whose names and places are unknown to Plaintiff; YOLANDA BELL, KAREN HENRY, CHARLES HENRY, KENNETH HENRY, MAUREEN HENRY, ALONZO HENRY AND MORRIS HENRY JR., AS POSSIBLE HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF MARIE HENRY; CITY OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION; CAPITAL ONE BANK;
DANSIA SCOTT; DASHAYNE SCOTT; DASHANISE HENRY; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATED OF AMERICA; THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE TCDCHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SECTION; DEFENDANTS, Mortgaged Premises: 35 KINGSTON STREET, ROCHESTER, NY 14609. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days of the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after the completion of service is made in any manner other than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. Your failure to appear or answer will result in a judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. In the event that a deficiency balance remains from the sale proceeds, a judgment may be entered against you, unless the Defendant obtained a bankruptcy discharge and such other or further relief as may be just and equitable. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer to the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. That this
action being amended to include THE HEIRS AT LARGE OF MARIE HENRY, deceased, and YOLANDA BELL, KAREN HENRY, CHARLES HENRY, KENNETH HENRY, MAUREEN HENRY, ALONZO HENRY AND MORRIS HENRY JR. as possible heirs to MARIE HENRY, deceased. That this action is also being amended to include THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE TCDCHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SECTION; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA as necessary parties of the action. Monroe County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. Dated: March 19, 2015 Mark K. Broyles, Esq. FEIN SUCH & CRANE,LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff Office and P.O. Address 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800 Rochester, New York 14614 Telephone No. (585) 232-7400 Section: 107.70 Block: 3Lot: 21 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION The object of the above action is to foreclose a mortgage held by the Plaintiff recorded in the County of Monroe, State of New York as more particularly described in the Complaint herein. TO THE DEFENDANT, the plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action. To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. J. Scott Odorisi, a justice of the Supreme Court of the State of N.Y, dated June 16, 2015 and filed along with the supporting papers in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a Mortgage. The premises is described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the city of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, designated on a map of the East Main Street Homestead Association Tract as Lot No. 88 on the west side of Kingston Street. Said Lot No.88 being 41 ½ feet wide front and rear and 116 feet deep. Premises known as 35 KINGSTON STREET, ROCHESTER, NY 14609.
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