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bisected areas. Seems that the point was valid in view of the current argument that filling in a portion of the loop will reconnect neighborhoods. Problem is, the cost of doing and the cost of undoing both fall on the taxpayers and not the politicians behind both schemes.

the need to cut Social Security, Medicare/Aid, food stamps, etc., the possibility we might lob several billion dollars worth of munitions at another country in support of (you can’t make this stuff up) flesh-eating Takfiri mercenaries is sheer madness. MARTIN MILLER


Country, changing

Sorry, Mr. DeBlase; that was a country concert you attended (“Kenny Chesney at CMAC: It Was Good. But Was It Country?” Music Blog). That is what country sounds like today. No it doesn’t sound like the country music of 40 years ago (recently adopted as “hip” by those who once routinely mocked it), but then rock music today does not sound like The Beatles and the Beach Boys anymore either. Any popular music form must continually bring in new, younger fans or suffer the fate of once very popular forms such as doo wop and Big Band – even though the cranky old guys will swear it is no longer what it is, just because it doesn’t sound the way they want it to sound forever and always. (Is there a more fervently personal art form than music?) Lucky for us all, it is not cranky old guys who get to determine which forms of music become and remain popular. STONE

“Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” (August 28): Interesting article, and I love that you focused on the traditional country music (mentioning Dave Donnelly, a Rochester country legend). You missed mentioning another group (Eric Huppert and Jim Schleich) that does classic country (not pop country!): The Backsliders. They don’t play out a lot but have been together for nearly 25 years, playing primarily in the Rochester area, mostly south of Rochester – Honeoye Falls, Lima, Avon, and sometimes in the Southern Tier). MARK KURTZ

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The US and Syria

Your ability to interpret all things Obama in the best possible light is borderline pathological (“What’s Next: Obama, Syria, and Congress,” Urban Journal). The only reason he backpedaled on an immediate strike was a complete lack of support, and he had to save face anyway he could. “Deferring” to Congress allows him to sit back down without looking like he overplayed his hand. The UN inspection team had barely gotten their shoes dirty and the US regime was vowing action. A couple of questions come up: What exactly are we going to blow up to “teach a lesson”? Most likely critical civilian infrastructure, air defenses, and targeted assassinations of government and military leadership. With those out of the way, we would certainly get down to close tactical support of anti-Assad militants. How can we be certain the Assad forces used sarin? Back in May of this year, Turkish security arrested a handful of al Nusra (Al Qaeda in Syria) in possession of sarin gas, so we know for a fact that Assad’s opposition has access to this material and has probably used it on several occasions. We’re talking about (you can’t make this stuff up) flesh-eating Takfiri mercenaries, who would have zero compunction against martyring a bunch of civilians if it might bring much needed heavy ordnance against Assad. And they don’t even need to take time out from their anti-Kurdish ethnic cleansing in Northern Syria. Consider: Assad is slowly rolling these folks up, even with their Western weapons, money, training, and an influx of foreign radical Muslims. He doesn’t need to use chemical weapons. At a time when we are constantly being reminded of

To elected and appointed governmental decision-makers: You’re going to retaliate against the Assad regime? Retaliate for what? They haven’t harmed this country’s people. They’re involved in a sectarian religious and civil war in their country. You’re going to punish the Assad regime? Who is going to punish you? You with the most powerful military and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction on planet Earth – for your war crimes; violations of the Geneva Conventions and US laws; for what you’ve done in Libya, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iran (remember the terrorism of regime change involving the Shah?) and Vietnam. You’re going to act unilaterally? You, the moral conscience of the peoples of the Earth? You haven’t a square inch of moral ground upon which to stand. No doubt you will consider the effects your decisions might have on your next election and your legacy. Will you, also, deeply consider the legacy of the precious lives that will be gone as a result of your needless violence? Other than images on a faraway screen somewhere, the US military won’t see the red blood as it flows from Syrian bodies onto the walkways and streets of their neighborhoods and out across the desert sands; nor will they hear the cries and screams being obliterated by the “rockets red glare and bombs bursting in air.” You put on a show honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., but you have yet to fathom that nonviolence is the heartwood of his words and his actions. Violence engenders violence... always. There is a better way. You can find it. You already know what it is and where it is. May all beings be safe and free from suffering. DOUG HOENER

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Our terrible dilemma: the options with Syria Let me think out loud again, if you will, about Syria. Russia’s proposal to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control offers some hope. But given Vladimir Putin’s lack of initiative previously, this feels more like a delaying tactic. If that’s the case? President Obama has told us what he thinks we should do. Now members of Congress will make their own decision. And the rest of us have a responsibility to speak up. So, like a lot of Americans, I’m trying to weigh the risks of an attack against the risks of not attacking. I worry. And I wrestle with my conscience. And I’m still torn. There are numerous, and compelling, arguments against an attack. 1) Innocent people are likely to be killed, however “limited” our attacks may be. Is our action worth the loss of their lives – and the certain anger that will result? 2) Military action will be expensive, and we face great needs at home. 3) It’s unclear what a limited attack would accomplish.

“A ‘punishment’ air strike is a joke,” Kevin Drum wrote recently in Mother Jones, “little more than a symbol of helplessness to be laughed off as the nuisance it is.” “If we want to change Assad’s behavior,” Drum wrote, “we’ll have to declare war on him.” 4) We don’t know what will happen next. There’s no guarantee that Bashar alAssad won’t use chemical weapons again. Then what will we do? If he attacks our warships, then what? Nor do we know what Iran will do. Late last week the Wall Street Journal, quoting unnamed US officials, reported that US intelligence officials have evidence that Iran is urging militants in Iraq to attack the US embassy “and other US interests” in Baghdad if we attack Syria. (Iran denied the report.) Another concern: Bob Dreyfuss, writing in The Nation, warns that the US would be attacking an important ally of Iran “at the exact wrong moment, given Iran’s newfound moderate tone and a new president, Hassan Rouhani, who appears to be looking for an end to the confrontation over Iran’s nuclear program.” An attack, Dreyfuss writes, would undermine Rouhani and strengthen Iranian hardliners. Attack supporters like John McCain want to do more than just send a message to Assad. They want him out of power.

Do the risks of an attack on Syria outweigh the certain escalation of chemical weapons use if we don’t act? But if that’s the result of an attack, we don’t know what will happen in that divided country afterward. “The hard truth,” writes Brookings Fellow Jeremy Shapiro, “is that the United States does not have the power to end the suffering of the Syrian people. It can, with great effort and violence, topple a heinous regime in a country like Syria, but what comes next is beyond the American capacity to control or even predict.” Many commentators have compared the situation in Syria to that in Kosovo where, after a long period of international condemnations and diplomatic attempts, NATO troops put an end to the terrorism of Slobodan Milosevic. But, says Michael Tomasky on The Daily Beast, “There’s one massive difference between Kosovo and Syria: Milosevic didn’t have a major regional power watching his back.” 5) The risk that we’ll get drawn into a much broader conflict is enormous.

In his much-publicized letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee in July, Joint Chiefs Chairman John Dempsey warned about “unintended consequences of our action.” “Once we take action,” he said, “we should be prepared for what comes next. Deeper involvement is hard to avoid.” “The one thing we should learn is you can’t get a little bit pregnant,” retired Marine General Anthony Zinni told the Washington Post last month. “If you do a one-and-done and say you’re going to repeat it if unacceptable things happen, you might find these people keep doing unacceptable things. It will suck you in.” If that happens, the legacy of this president, sadly, could be a quagmire in a very volatile part of the world. 6) While the president says that Assad’s use of chemical weapons is so abhorrent continues on page 7



Breaking news: bankruptcy

In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, GateHouse Media said that it plans to enter a prepackaged bankruptcy, under contract with a few of its larger debt holders. The Wall Street Journal says that the company will restructure its $1.2 billion in debt and will also assume management of Dow Jones Local Media Group, which is also owned by a GateHouse debt holder. GateHouse owns several local weeklies and the Canandaigua Daily Messenger.

Washington Grove tree felled

A contractor for the City of Rochester felled the oldest and largest black oak tree in Washington Grove. The tree had been struck by lightning twice and as a result, its core had rotted. The oak was removed because it could have collapsed under its own weight. The tree was one of the largest black oaks in the country.

Kodak lives

Eastman Kodak emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In recent weeks the company managed to obtain nearly $700 million in new financing and

another $400 million in equity investments. Company officials say that they have poised the company to become a major competitor in commercial printing, but many analysts remain skeptical of Kodak’s future viability.


Brockport gets Strong Urgent Care


The University of Rochester Medical Center opened Strong Urgent Care at the former Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport. And URMC is planning to invest nearly $3 million in the site for an emergency department to open in January 2014. The department would offer specialized services not available in most urgent care settings.

Monroe Avenue water war

The Town of Brighton is taking on a project to make a section of Monroe Avenue more attractive and more pedestrian friendly. But the project’s main aim is to control storm water runoff along the heavily traveled road.

Working on the railroad

The state will use a project labor agreement for the new Rochester Amtrak station. A press release says that the governments and unions involved in the project have agreed on the terms for the $30 million project. The agreement includes standardized start and stop times for all shifts, scheduling flexibility, and a no-strike clause.

A Monroe Avenue project should reduce the amount of storm water that flows into Buckland Creek, shown here, and Allens Creek. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN

The streetscape between Twelve Corners and Allens Creek near Westfall Road will be remade into a “green street.” The corridor has many paved surfaces, including parking areas and sidewalks. When it rains, the water flows from those surfaces and into the road or into Allens and Buckland creeks. The roadside features that will be planted or installed through the green street project should absorb or hold back some of the water, says Brighton Supervisor Bill Moehle. The features could include trees, rain gardens, and porous sidewalk pavement. And some of those same features will serve as buffers between pedestrians and vehicles, Moehle says. “A lot of the things that help storm water help the appearance,” he says. The project, which received a $1.6 million grant from the

state Environmental Facilities Corporation, is still in planning stages. Construction should start next year, Moehle says. If the project is successful, the same approach could be used along other streets or in other communities to address storm water issues, he says. The green street project won’t directly address storm-related flooding at the Monroe-Clover intersection, Moehle says. But a state Department of Transportation project to rebuild Monroe between Clover and I-590 may provide some relief for that problem. The project is meant to address safety issues along that stretch of road, but DOT officials say that the plans also include upgraded storm drains.



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Brenda Hardaway’s pregnancy doesn’t get her

The following people have been killed in the City of Rochester in recent weeks: -- Raheem Williams, 22, Rochester -- Walesy Alvarez, 27, Rochester -- Ashton Spalding, 25, Rochester


a free pass, said Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard. Officers are expected to behave a certain way, Sheppard said, but Hardaway is responsible, too, he said, for her own safety and the safety of her unborn child.

SOURCE: Rochester Police Department



Chief grilled over video Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard answered tough questions from City Council members last week over a provocative arrest video. A video posted on YouTube last month shows a Rochester police officer struggling to subdue city resident Brenda Hardaway, 21. Hardaway tells the officer several times that she is pregnant. At one point, the officer punches Hardaway in the back of the head and forces her to the ground. The video provoked swift outrage and has some, including the local NAACP, calling for the police chief ’s resignation. An internal review of the incident is under way. But Sheppard has said that Hardaway was physically aggressive with officers, and that she threatened them with pepper spray. (Hardaway has been indicted on six counts, including two felonies, by a grand jury.) Sheppard filled in more details to the story at last week’s meeting of City Council’s Public Safety Committee, made up of Loretta Scott, Matt Haag, Lovely Warren, and Adam McFadden Sheppard said that Hardaway exchanged punches with an officer before the recording started. He said he’d wait for the results of the review to determine if the arresting officer’s behavior was justified, but that Hardaway’s pregnancy doesn’t get her a free pass. Officers are expected to behave a certain way, Sheppard


2,271 US servicemen and servicewomen and 1,101 Coalition servicemen and servicewomen have been killed in Afghanistan from the beginning of the war and occupation to September 9. Statistics for Afghan civilian casualties are not available. American casualties from August 28 to September 5: -- Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden, 28, Villa Rica, Ga. -- Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., 22, New Fairfield, Conn.

Medley muddle

said, but Hardaway is responsible, too, he said, for her own safety and the safety of her unborn child. Most of the committee members said that they were appalled by the video. Chief James Sheppard. And a couple of them PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN said that the chief ’s public response up to this point has been “a little insensitive to what people saw” on the video. Council President Warren commended Sheppard for the community outreach he has done as chief, but said that incidents like the Hardaway video threaten to undermine the chief ’s good work and the public’s confidence in the police department. Sheppard and the committee members talked about holding public meetings so the community and police can share perspectives and concerns. “There just can’t be much more of this,” Warren said, without trying to bring the community together. She said that Rochester’s race riots of the 1960’s began with a relatively small incident that served as a flashpoint for long-simmering tensions.

Medley Centre developer Scott Congel met with representatives of the Monroe County Industrial Development Agency, the Town of Irondequoit, and the East Irondequoit Central School District last Friday to discuss Congel’s failure to live up to the terms of a tax agreement for the project. | Congel did not meet a $165 million investment deadline, and must make a sizeable penalty payment as a result. | East Irondequoit Deputy Superintendent John Abbott said after the meeting that Congel is supposed to send the district a proposal about how he plans to proceed with the project. That proposal may include postponing future benchmarks, Abbott said. But Irondequoit Supervisor Mary Joyce D’Aurizio said that’s out of the question until Congel makes good on a promise to demolish three buildings on East Ridge Road. | Congel has reportedly been in talks with the Seneca Nation of Indians about putting a casino at Medley Centre, although the tax agreement prohibits casino gambling. | Congel has also indicated that he’d like state assistance with the Medley project, but State Assembly member Joe Morelle said that Congel must first demonstrate that he’s committed to Medley. Residents are frustrated, Morelle said, and do not view Congel as credible.


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Rochester teachers bruised by reviews Most teachers in the Rochester school district received the results of their first evaluations under the new state law last week, and most were rated either “effective” or “needs development,” says Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association. Four ratings were possible: highly effective, effective, needs development, and ineffective. Urbanski says that while he doesn’t have exact numbers, the scores fall into what resembles a bell curve with single-digit percentages at either end of the curve, in the highly effective and ineffective categories. The rest fall in the middle, he says.



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Even though the largest percentage of teachers received a score of effective, Urbanski says that he doesn’t agree that only a small number of Rochester’s teachers are excellent at what they do, or that a significant number need to show improvement. Urbanski and Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas have divergent views of the Annual Professional Performance Review’s value and accuracy. Vargas sees them as necessary and fair. And he says that the city’s teaching as well as its non-teaching staff needs to embrace a new culture of greater accountability. “Great organizations have high accountability,” he says. Urbanski says that accountability is important, but that he doesn’t agree with the APPR. “I think the whole thing with APPR is not only wrongheaded, but badly incompetent,” he says. “If [State Education] Commissioner King thinks they’re so wonderful, why don’t charter and private schools have to do them?” Out of the district’s roughly 3,200 teachers, most have received their professional review, Urbanski says. About 100 haven’t received them, he says, even though the deadline has passed. Late last week, the RTA held a special meeting to help teachers understand the scores and what to do if they want to appeal their results. “We thought maybe 20 or 30 teachers would show up for that,” Urbanski says. “We had 300 teachers at that meeting.” Another meeting is scheduled for this week. Teachers have 15 days after receiving their scores to file an appeal to a joint district-RTA panel, and Urbanski says that he expects many teachers to do so. The grounds for appeal range from failure to give special consideration to special education students or English language learners, to test scores attributed to students who didn’t take tests.

subpar teachers. Last year, Rochester school officials fired one teacher, district officials say, while another resigned under pressure. That’s less than 1 percent of the teaching work force, which some critics and former superintendents say doesn’t reflect the typical workplace. Urbanski says it’s incomprehensible that a veteran teacher can receive a perfect score of 60 points out of 100 on professional practice, which is largely based on classroom observations by the teacher’s peers, and flunk the 40 percent based on results of state and local tests. But Vargas says that it’s equally perplexing that teachers could get glowing scores from peers, even though their students are failing. “You can’t have an education [system] where all the adults are doing fine and the kids are not,” Vargas says. “Any organization has to have an evaluation system that is fair to teachers, but it’s an evaluation system that is sound.” Vargas says he’s not looking to fire teachers, but that more teachers will likely be fired for being ineffective as the APPR is fully implemented. “The new evaluation system has some important elements,” he says. “A good evaluation system for teachers uses multiple measures, and this one does. A good evaluation system uses peer review. And it tries to get at the contribution that teachers make to student learning.” Vargas says that the first thing the APPR does is identify teachers who need improvement. And he says that the district is committed to supporting these teachers with an improvement plan. The majority will improve, he says, but a small group will not, and they will need to be counseled out of the profession. “It’s the job of educators to constantly improve,” Vargas says. “Even a highly effective teacher could improve.”

The APPR provides Superintendent Vargas

to develop a similar evaluation program for the district’s non-teaching staff. Half of the district’s

with the best tool in decades to help identify 6 CITY

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Vargas says that he supports the full implementation of APPR, and that he wants

RTA President Adam Urbanski says that teachers are hurt and humiliated. FILE PHOTO

staff, including many central office employees don’t receive rigorous reviews, Vargas says. And he says that he is much more careful about approving tenure recommendations. Some teachers and principals have been recommended for tenure even though they haven’t had an evaluation in years, Vargas says. “The old system was indefensible,” he says. “You can’t have a system that has everybody effective and highly effective. And you should never have had a system where people came to me with a tenure recommendation without an evaluation. It’s not the fault of the teachers, but we had a system in here that let a lot of people down.”

But Urbanski says that teachers unions

across the state are working with legislators to amend the APPR, specifically the portion pertaining to testing. Urbanski says that if testing is going to be used, that it should be more performancebased — asking students to demonstrate what they know by applying their knowledge to a real-life situation. The latter assessment is more accurate, he says, than multiple choice. And he says that although he supports Vargas’s quest for greater accountability, he doesn’t think that Vargas fully understands what the APPR is doing to teachers. Five teachers recently retired and 30 resigned as a result of their scores on the APPR, Urbanski says. “I know Bolgen is not hunting for teachers,” he says. “But I’m worried that he doesn’t understand the hurt and humiliation this has caused.”



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that it demands a response, we have a peculiar history to be taking the high road. Former Reagan administration official David Stockman was in a fair rage in his Daily Beast article recently: “By the president’s own statements,” Stockman wrote, “the proposed attack is merely designed to censure the Syrian regime for allegedly visiting one particularly horrific form of violence on its own citizens. “Well, really? After having rained napalm, white phosphorous, bunkerbusters, drone missiles, and the most violent machinery of conventional warfare ever assembled upon millions of innocent Vietnamese, Cambodians, Serbs, Somalis, Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis, Yemeni, Libyans, and countless more, Washington now presupposes to be in the moral sanctions business?” Shane Harris and Matthew Aid’s article in Foreign Policy magazine adds to the list: In 1988, the Reagan administration knew that Saddam Hussein was planning to attack Iran with chemical weapons. It not only did nothing to stop him, it provided intelligence to help him with the attacks. We seem to oppose the use of chemical weapons, in other words, when it suits our purpose. 7) While there’s apparently little question that chemical weapons have been used, the public hasn’t seen hard evidence linking the Assad regime to the atrocity in a Damascus suburb. And there are unconfirmed reports that the rebels, too, have used chemical weapons. The public can’t be privy to every bit of classified information that the administration has. But some members of Congress who have heard the administration’s intelligence briefings say they aren’t persuaded that there’s firm proof of Assad’s guilt. The administration’s public, unclassified summary of its intelligence findings cites such information as “intelligence pertaining to the regime’s preparations for this attack and its means of delivery, multiple streams of intelligence about the attack itself and its effect, our postattack observations, and the differences between the capabilities of the regime and the opposition.” The intelligence summary refers to a “high confidence assessment” – “the strongest position that the US Intelligence Community can take short of confirmation,” it says. For some members of Congress, “high confidence” isn’t good enough. In a Times op-ed article last weekend, Florida Representative Alan Grayson said that the administration

Some members of Congress who have heard the intelligence briefings say they aren’t persuaded that there’s firm proof of Assad’s guilt.”



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refuses to show members of Congress the intelligence reports and other documentation that back up the summary.

And yet: a justification for an attack

Some attack supporters argue that the credibility of the president and the country are at stake. That’s a terrible justification; human lives are an extravagant, and immoral, sacrifice for the reputation of a president or a nation. But it isn’t just the credibility of Obama and the United States that is at stake. The credibility of international law is at stake. This is an international concern. Action ought to be taken by the United Nations, but the UN faces the same kind of gridlock that we are watching in our own national government. That Russia and China are able to hold international law hostage shouldn’t paralyze the rest of the world. Which brings us to the good reason for attacking: the need to respond to the use of chemical weapons, to try to uphold international law and discourage the further use of those weapons in Syria and elsewhere – and to discourage the use of nuclear weapons. It seems clear that what Obama wants to do violates international law, which prohibits this kind of attack unless the United Nations Security Council authorizes it. In an op-ed piece in the Times last week, Yale law professors Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro argued that this law “may be even more important to the world’s security – and America’s – than the ban on the use of chemical weapons.” Violations of international law are not unknown. We violated international law ourselves with our action in Kosovo. These things “add up,” Hathaway and Shapiro argue, “and each one makes it harder to hold others to the rules.” continues on page 8


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If we attack Syria without Security Council authorization, Hathaway and Shapiro write, “it will be difficult, if not impossible, to stop others from a similar use of force down the line.” But I don’t think it’s easy to decide which poses the greater risk, to the world’s security and our own: acting in the face of a chemical-weapons slaughter, or standing by. How do we predict which will have the least bad results? I’m wavering, because the arguments against an attack are valid and strong. But Obama’s argument, that the use of chemical weapons cannot go unanswered, is compelling. Bullets and bombs are bad enough, whether they’re used in wars between nations or in a civil war. But chemical weapons are used in full knowledge that they will harm civilians. One of their purposes is to terrify and intimidate civilians. There is no conceivable justification for a government to turn that kind of horror loose on its own people or anybody else. That’s why their use has been against international law since 1925. On the New York Times’ Opinionator blog, Timothy Egan noted a factor that is unfortunately having a big influence on the debate: “Bush hangover.” George W. Bush’s action in Iraq, Egan wrote, “gave every world leader, every member of Congress a reason to keep the dogs of war on a leash.” “The isolationists in the Republican Party are a direct result of the Bush foreign policy,” said Egan. “A war-weary public that can turn an eye from children being gassed — or express doubt that it happened — is another poisoned fruit of the Bush years. And for the nearly 200 members of both houses of Congress who voted on the Iraq war in 2002 and are still in office and facing a vote this month, Bush shadows them like Scrooge’s ghost.” Decisions like this one have to be based on hard analysis of facts and moral principles, not on cloudy emotions and fearful over-reaction. We have to learn the lessons of history, but our recognition and understanding of past mistakes can’t paralyze us. “I am informed by Vietnam,” John Kerry wrote on the Huffington Post. “And I am informed by Iraq, not imprisoned by it, either.” President Obama is right: He did not draw the red line about Assad’s use of chemical weapons. The world did. We stood by for too long while Adolf Hitler carried out his genocide. Can we really stand by now? And can we stand by knowing that our inaction prompts more horrors, in Syria and elsewhere? Because Assad isn’t the only one watching to see what we do. It is not a 8 CITY

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We stood by for too long while Adolf Hitler carried out his genocide. Can we really stand by now?” remote possibility that he will use chemical weapons again. And it is not a remote possibility that North Korea will take our inaction as a signal that the international community will not meddle, will leave it alone, no matter what it does, with chemical weapons or nuclear ones. At some point, of course, the conscience of international leaders will be pricked, and the world will act. But by that time, the provocation for action will have been much larger, the deaths and suffering more extensive, the photographs more horrifying. There is nothing false in David Stockman’s litany of America’s atrocities. (And he didn’t mention the biggest of them all, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.) But does that history remove our responsibility to act responsibly in the future? Does it sentence us to inaction? The Times’ Nicholas Kristof, who supports an attack, cites the concerns of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which, he says, “is exasperated at Western doves who think they are taking a moral stance.” And he quotes this from the Observatory’s website: “What is emerging in the United States and United Kingdom now is a movement that is anti-war in form but pro-war in essence.” And Kristof asks: Isn’t standing by the same as “‘being pro-Assad’ and resigning oneself to the continued slaughter of civilians?” Many religious leaders are urging the US not to attack. Pope Francis has called for dialogue and negotiation. But Assad has refused to negotiate. Russia has supplied aid, and until early this week, refused to put pressure on him. Sadly, there is no international outrage. And even if there were, would that stop Assad from doing whatever he feels he needs to do? If no one but the US will do it, does mean it shouldn’t be done? If not us, who? And when? What would stop Kim Jong-un? What will stop anyone? Other than an attack on our own country, would anything ever warrant the use of our military against another country? If the gassing of 400 children doesn’t warrant it, what would?

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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.)

Film about children of incarcerated parents

The Green Party of Monroe County and the Rochester Organization for Workplace Democracy will show “Solutionz,” a documentary film by local filmmaker Nicholle LaVann at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 16. The film looks at how incarceration impacts the lives of children. The film will be shown at the Phillis Wheatley Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way. A Q&A will follow the screening.

Mentors needed

The Judicial Process Commission is seeking volunteers to become mentors for people who are restarting their lives after incarceration. Mentors must attend training sessions on Monday, September 30, and Tuesday, October 1. For more information, call Valerie White-Whittick at 3257727 or

Pro-choice rally

Women’s Equality, Liberation, and Defense will hold a “We Love Our Doctors” rally from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 12. The rally is in response to the Operation Save America and Rescue Rochester protests held near Strong hospital in July. The rally

will be held at Strong at the intersection of Kendrick and Crittenden roads.

Free community meal

Covenant United Methodist Church will provide a free fall community meal from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11. Menu includes pulled pork on a bun, coleslaw, apple sauce, dessert, and beverage. The event will be held at 1124 Culver Road at the corner of Parsells Avenue. Everyone is welcome.

Correcting ourselves

The September 4 Urban Journal column, “What’s Next? Obama, Syria, and Congress,” erroneously stated that the War Powers Act requires the president to consult Congress. The reference should have been to the War Powers Resolution. The September 4 cover story, “Unholy alliance,” contained an error. Pope John Paul II did not beatify Pope Pius XII. The canonization process actually began in 1965 under Pope Paul VI.


From the tasting salon at Red Newt Cellars: roasted zucchini ravioli, roasted beet and bitter green salad, brie with a spiced blueberry compote, pickled vegetables, and smoked salmon spread (left) and a selection of Red Newt wines (right). PHOTOS BY DAYNA PAPALEO


At the risk of channeling Goldilocks, summer in Western New York can be too hot, winter too cold, and spring, while charming, a little too soggy. Autumn, however, is just right, a heady collision of beauty and bounty, especially in the Finger Lakes region. And it’s arguably the best time to do that winery tour you meant to make time for at some point over the last few months yet never got around to planning. Now, seasoned tasters know that you’re not supposed to actually drink all those samples, instead finding a way to get the wine from your mouth to the spittoon in a classy fashion. Realistically, though, some of that liquid is headed down your throat, so you should probably eat something unless you plan on sleeping it off in the vineyard. Fortunately, many Finger Lakes wineries also have restaurants on their acreage, the chefs taking creative advantage of the local products in both their literal and figurative backyards. What follows is by no means a comprehensive guide to these one-stop shops, but it’s a start. Do you have your favorite local winery-based restaurant? Tell us about it in the comments section of this article at Oftentimes a Finger Lakes wine tour will begin and end on Route 414, which snakes along the eastern flank of Seneca Lake and is jam-packed with wineries; in one particularly concentrated stretch you’ll come across such venerable names as Lamoreaux Landing, Sheldrake Point, Silver Thread, Standing Stone, Hazlitt 1852, and, just off

the main drag, Red Newt Cellars, known as much for its excellent bistro as its highly rated wines. Current releases are sampled on a daily basis, and dinner is served at the bistro Thursday through Saturday, with a threecourse menu offered nightly for $45. But Red Newt’s Tasting Salon is both an efficient and indulgent way to experience what Finger Lakes food and wine can do in concert. A flight of four wines accompanies several small plates, the compositions evolving with the seasons and currently featuring a salad of roasted beets, bitter greens, red onion, mint, and verjus vinaigrette; ravioli stuffed with roasted zucchini, summer squash, chèvre, and cheddar; and a smoked-salmon spread as well as soup, brie, pickled vegetables, and bread. The Tasting Salon is offered daily noon-3 p.m., and at just $25 per person, reservations aren’t a bad idea. (3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, 607-546-4100,

Glenora Wine Cellars was the first winery

on the wine labels after being prevented from using it by the Coca-Cola Company, Bully Hill Vineyards has long been one of the Finger Lakes’ most popular destinations, and its seasonal menu reflects the Keuka Lake winery’s unpretentious trappings. Meats smoked over locally harvested applewood, small plates, and entrées are available, and both vegetarian and gluten-free options are helpfully denoted. (8843 Greyton H. Taylor

Castle overlooks Seneca Lake and boasts — in

Memorial Drive, Hammondsport, 607-8683610,

Road, Geneva, 315-781-0201,

Castel Grisch, which is situated on the

southwest side of Seneca Lake, was originally founded by a Swiss family, and the European influence is evident in its impressive roster of red, white, and ice wines, as well as its restaurant’s predominantly German menu. You’ll encounter old-world favorites like goulash, sauerbraten, and a number of schnitzels, all of which are showcased — along with wursts, strudels, and more — as part of the German buffet, offered at dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. (3380 County Road 28, Watkins Glen,

on Seneca Lake, and today its highlights include a 30-room inn and the acclaimed restaurant Veraisons. The menu is both seasonal and regional whenever possible, with suppliers getting name-checked in the appetite-whetting descriptions of current dishes like grilled scarlet snapper served with pinto beans from Cayuga Pure Organics, as well as a house-rubbed ribeye accompanied by a barbecue sauce that’s been spiked with McKenzie Bourbon from Finger Lakes Distilling. (5435 State Route 14, Dundee, 800-

On 150 acres alongside Cayuga Lake you’ll find the Thirsty Owl Wine Company, a relatively young but award-winning winery with a bistro that offers an eclectic menu of locally sourced and seasonally available vittles. Small plates include curried cauliflower and Jamaican jerk pork belly, as well as burgers and other sandwiches, like a BLT starring house-smoked bacon. (6861 Route 89, Ovid,



Founded by the feisty Walter S. Taylor, who famously blacked out his own surname

Built during the late 19th century in the Romanesque Revival style, stately Belhurst


addition to overnight accommodations, a spa, and of course a winery — not one, but two restaurants. The upscale Edgar’s offers steaks, seafood, and pasta, while the comparatively laid-back Stonecutter’s (resist urge to make “Simpsons” joke here) has a tavern vibe, the menu showcasing fresh salads, inventive sandwiches, and other dishes to pair with wines from Belhurst and beyond. (4069 West Lake Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery can be found on the shores of — you guessed it — Cayuga Lake, where the Challen family specializes in white wines and, at The Copper Oven, woodfired pizza from a three-ton oven lined with Provençal clay. Besides the pizzas and their locally sourced toppings, The Copper Oven also serves salads and desserts, along with cheese and charcuterie selections. (6800 Route

89, Ovid, 607-869-5158,

But maybe wine isn’t really your thing. Sneak off from the group at Seneca Lake’s Wagner Vineyards and instead do a tour and tasting at its sister outfit, Wagner Valley Brewing Company. Either way, the Ginny Lee Café has you covered, with pairings of both beer and wine recommended with its starters, soups, sandwiches, and salads. Even those abstaining from alcohol can still get some local flavor thanks to Wagner’s housemade root beer and blush grape juice. (9322 State Route 414, Lodi, 866-924-6378, Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@


Upcoming [ POP/ROCK ]

Punk Rock Halloween ft. The Independents Tuesday,

October 29. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $10-$12. 9 p.m. 454-2966. [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]

Zach Deputy Wednesday, November 20. Water Street

Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $12. 9 p.m. 352-5600.



Vampire Weekend Sunday, December 1. Main Street

Armory, 900 East Main St. $35-$40. 7 p.m. 232-3221.

Icicle FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 DUBLAND UNDERGROUND, 315 ALEXANDER ST. 10 P.M. | $10 [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Since the mid-nineties, drum and

bass has enjoyed a particularly devoted following Rochester. Some credit for this can surely be pinned on the local Jungle Bums crew, whose legendary Thursday nights provided a reliable outpost for western NY’s legion of junglists. More recently another collective, Roc City Bass has kept the torch burning. On Saturday, September 13, these two mighty forces align to bring highly-acclaimed Dutch DJ/producer Icicle to Dubland Underground. Much like his moniker, Icicle’s techno-laced sound is cold, crystalline, and daggersharp. With summer’s warmth dwindling, you’d be hardpressed to find a more appropriate soundtrack. Local guns Bones Jones and DJ Bittle will open.


Airborne Toxic Event FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 MAIN STREET ARMORY, 900 E. MAIN ST. 7 P.M. | $25-$30 | ROCHESTERMAINSTREETARMORY.COM [ POP/ROCK ] This Los Angele based band is a study in orchestral beauty. Even when stings aren’t employed, the arrangements hint at a symphonic largess and brooding complexity, quite beautiful in their seemingly stark strain. This is music of deep thought and exquisite execution. The Airborne Toxic Event is a lovely ride outside the fenced in confines of contemporary music. — BY FRANK DE BLASE




Thursday, Nov. 7th • Tickets: $25 On sale October 7th Held at the Waterside Room of Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester Featuring wine and beer tasting, chocolate sampling, great gourmet food, live jazz by Jive Street Five, a silent auction and more.

More info at JAZZ901.ORG 10 CITY SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2013

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Art Fraser. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ COUNTRY ]

Sarah Horner Duo. Dinosaur

Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. 9 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

4 Decades In 4 Hours. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3.

The Hot Mess FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 9:30 P.M. | $7-$10 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM. [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] This NYC-based troupe is, more often than not, billed as Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess. But, Carolina and her washboard are resting up in the Catskills as she gets ready to have a baby. So, the Hot Mess (and some friends of its own) is coming to Rochester in her stead. The five remaining members of the ensemble will man guitar, banjo, piano, string bass, clarinet, and trumpet while concocting some of the most interesting roots music you’ll hear anywhere. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR.


combine forces with local experimental act Squanto to bring Rochester a peaceful night of music. The two pair very well together, as both acts make complex, yet idyllic folk music. Squanto’s music is ambient in nature; the artist reaches beyond the folk singer-songwriter label by combining those qualities with an apparent affection for noise. Old Soul combines its use of traditional folk elements with warm horn arrangements and popinspired vocals and melodies, as well as occasionally delving into a gypsy-folk groove. — BY LEAH CREARY

Dan Schmidt played Saturday, September 7, at Johnny’s Pub. PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE

4 Decades in 4 Hours w/ DJ NaNa. Vertex Night Club,

Sleight of foot [ REVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE

Sometimes for fun I pretend that the people on the dance floor aren’t actually dancing to music and try to deconstruct what they are saying with their bodies. Do this with disco and you’ll laugh milk through your nose. Do this with zydeco and you’ll see celebration of un-self-aware joy. I’m not sure what they call it but it looks like a Texas two step with less boot scoot and more of a bounce between beats. And because of the music’s strict and regimented tempo, dancers are free to flip in and out of time as their mood and dancing ability dictates. This all became apparent to me while digging next-in-line zydeco royalty Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic Thursday night at Sticky Lips Juke Joint. All the zydeco junkies were there and crowded the dance floor with their jubilant booty shake and boogie. Thierry and his band came out swingin’ with that delicious back beat that defines and drives the music. But

what sets Thierry apart is his highly developed and melodic right hand ala Clifton Chenier; the cat doesn’t just pump and squeeze but interweaves melodic runs that add counter rhythms to the counter rhythms’ sleight of hand meets sleight of foot. It was a beautiful push and pull between the band and the crowd. Abracadabra, it was pure zydeco magic. From that slick show to casual barroom rock ’n’ blues, Saturday night I was down at Johnny’s Pub to check out Dan Schmidt and the Shadows dig into a grab bag of pre-white dominated gems like Fats Domino and Chuck Berry. This will always rewind my clock like going to church, but with a lot less guilt and prettier chicks. Schmidt is an excellent guitar player who sparkles without flash, usinf the whole neck to get what he wants. The beer-hoisting crowd that filled the joint got what they wanted, too.

169 N. Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3. DJ Reign and Ladies Night. Captain’s Attic, 37 Charlotte St. 546-8885. Call for info. DJ Adam. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. Call for info.

Ladies Nite: High Heels and Mini Skirts New Wave Wednesdays. Club Clarissas,

293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. 10 p.m. 21+. Call for info. Teen Set 45 Party. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Free. Why Not Wednesday. Eclipse Bar & Grill, 374 Thurston Rd. 502-922-6567. 10 p.m. Call for info.

Wild Out Wednesdays hosted by Kenney. Louie’s Cordial’s

Lounge, 392 Lyell Ave. 2542844. 10 p.m. 21+. $10. Y Not Wednesday w/DJ ET. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 2325650. Call for info. Zedd. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory. com. 7 p.m. $25. [ JAZZ ]

Anthony Gianovola. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. continues on page 13

EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS ROCHESTER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Arild Remmereit, conductor Thursday, September 19, 8 PM Kilbourn Hall HUMAN LIBRARY Saturday, September 21, 1 PM Cominsky Promenade PUSH PHYSICAL THEATER Saturday, September 21, 4 PM Saturday, September 28, 7 PM and 10 PM Kilbourn Hall


RÓISÍN DUBH Saturday, September 21, 7 PM Kilbourn Hall

EASTMAN JAZZ BAND Monday, September 23, 10 PM Sproull Atrium – Miller Center

MUSIC OF DAVID TEMPERLEY Saturday, September 21, 10 PM Sproull Atrium – Miller Center

SAAKUMU DANCE TROUPE Tuesday, September 24, 8 PM Kilbourn Hall

BILL EVANS DANCE PRESENT TENSE DANCE Sunday, September 22, 2 PM and 4 PM Thursday, September 26, 7 PM Eastman East Wing – New Rehearsal Hall Kilbourn Hall

BENDING AND BREAKING Friday, September 27, 10 PM Sproull Atrium – Miller Center

RHYTHM AND COLOR: Organ Music from 1952-2012 by Martin Herchenröder Thursday, September 26, 8:30 PM Christ Church PETER FERRY AND AUDREY Q. SNYDER Thursday, September 26, 10 PM Saturday, September 28, 10 PM ˇ Sproull Atrium –Miller Center MICHAEL BURRITT AND FRIENDS Friday, September 27, 7 PM Kilbourn Hall

FRINGE FINGERS PIANO SPECTACULAR Saturday, September 28, 3 PM Kilbourn Hall SPIRITS WITHIN Saturday, September 28, 7 PM repeated at 8 PM, 9 PM, and 10 PM Christ Church

TICKETS available at the Eastman Theatre Box Office (433 E. Main St.) or CITY 11

Music an experience of rock ’n’ roll as I think it should be. You get there, you’re a part of it, you’re dancing. Our music is dance music. That’s the music that’s always got to me, because it makes you move. At our shows even the biggest squares are going to shake a little tail feather. And that’s the goal. What’s with the cassette tape releases? Bushen: While we were recoding, my

shitty car only had a cassette player in it. So I wanted to make something that I could listen to while I was driving around. We found this old reel-to-reel tape machine that we used to record the album on and then put it on tape. So it was all kind of an analog-tape thing. Isn’t that limiting how many people get to hear you? Bushen: Tapes never really went away.

Rochester rock band Harmonica Lewinski tries to bring some of the fun back to rock ‘n’ roll, incorporating video, using props, and recording on old-school cassette tapes. PHOTO PROVIDED

When you think of the fringes of rock music, punk, and more underground stuff, people have always been putting out tapes. And tape is fun. You can record over it if you don’t like it. But all our music is downloadable, too.

Keeping it reel to reel

What was one of your best shows, and what was one of your worst shows that maybe made you want to quit? Bushen: I’ve never wanted to quit this


band, but we’ve definitely had some best and worse shows. We try to get into Skylark like every month or so. We have the best shows there.


Harmonica Lewinski: you can’t wave a name like this under my nose and expect me to pass up the opportunity to be a wiseass. So let’s get this out of the way: Harmonica Lewinski doesn’t suck. In fact, the band blows me away. There, I feel better. It goes without saying that this band is a smirk personified. But its lo-fi, psychedelic, psycho surf go-go is positively brilliant. It’s trashy in the spirit of, say, The Cramps or The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion or Royal Trux. The reverb-drenched throb and drone is akin to the trippy side of garage rock. If this kind of stuff turns you on, then Harmonica Lewinski is the only band 12 CITY SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2013

you’ll ever need. They band has four current releases (several on cassettes — you heard me, cassettes). Another is on the way, along with a 7” record on deck. Band members Joe Bushen and Jeremiah Richards stopped by my crib with a six pack and a mannequin head named Debbie. Debbie was the interview proxy for absentee band members Lindsay Everett, Docks Bushen, and Daniel Eustice, who couldn’t make it. We discussed the joys of analog, the recyclability of cassette tapes, the thrill of a great show, and whether or not the band’s infamous intern namesake knows who Harmonica Lewinski is. Debbie didn’t say much. Come to think of it, neither did Richards. An edited transcript of the interview follows. CITY: What was the idea going into the birth of this band? Joe Bushen: Maximum rock ’n’ roll,

maximum fun. We just wanted to start something based on all the music we liked to listen to, just have a good time, and never take it too seriously.

Besides music, what are some other elements you plug into the band? Bushen: There are so many other

elements besides music with rock ’n’ roll. Visual is always a big thing with us. We always have some kind of props or something. We like to make videos a lot and utilize that medium. Has that extended the band’s reach beyond Rochester? Bushen: I guess if it’s on YouTube anyone

can see it. But I think our focus so far has been here in Rochester, just trying to be the best band around here. If that takes off, great — we can go somewhere else. What’s missing in local rock ’n’ roll? What gap does Harmonica Lewinski fill? Jeremiah Richards: Fun is missing in rock

’n’ roll, I think. I’d been to a lot of shows and I never really had any fun. Bushen: You see a lot of bands, people are standing there. Maybe they’re enjoying it, whatever. You can’t tell. Come to one of our shows, you’re going to see people dancing around having a great time, dressing up in costumes… it’s more of

Do you ever run into fans that don’t get you? Bushen: Some. If they don’t, they probably

just don’t come back. Some people probably hate us. I don’t feel like it’s something to get. We’re not some huge joke. If you come and you like what you hear and want to get a little weird... I want to make the best sounding music and put out cool records. Hitting the road at all? Bushen: We’ve been to Medina, Fulton,

Dansville — that’s what I was going to say our worst show was. We were playing this old theater. Somebody ended up unplugging all our stuff while we were playing, which is pretty bad. What does Monica Lewinski think of the band? Have you heard from her? Bushen: We’re still waiting for that call.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Jim Nugent Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. Call for info. Free. Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]

Word of Mouth Wednesday’s w/DJ Private Eye. Dubland

Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. dublandunderground. 10 p.m. 21+. $5. [ POP/ROCK ]

Amanda Ashley. Cottage Hotel

of Mendon, 1390 PittsfordMendon Rd. Mendon. 624-1390. Second Wednesday of every month, 9 p.m. Call for info.

Ghostly International Tour: Shigeto w/Beacon, Heathered Pearls. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave.

9 p.m. $10-$12.

Nostalgic Reunion. Ontario

Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave. 6 p.m. $2. Ten Days of Rain w/Serotonin. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. 6:30 p.m. $5-$7.


Dan Tedesco w/Dr. Joe & The Show, and Laura Wolanin.

Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6. Evan Prewitt. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.

The Honeycutters w/Damn Union. Abilene Bar & Lounge,

153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8 p.m. $10. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Sarah Michelle. The Titus Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 2705365. 5 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ] Nightfall. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille. com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

Party Monster Thursdays. ONE

Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 10 p.m. 18+. Call for info. Buzz Trillington, Skanntron. Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. dublandunderground.wordpress. com. 10 p.m. $5-$10. DJ Matt. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. Call for info. DJ Sal DeSantis. ,. 7 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke at Panorama. Panorama Night Club & Sports Bar, 730 Elmgrove Rd. 2472190. 9 p.m. Free.


Greentopia has the allure of Sir Thomas More’s “Utopia:” 6 days at High Falls packed with music, films, design, and summits on creating a sustainable future. Nestled in this programming is a three-day classical series, flying under program titles like Schubert’s “Trout Quartet” (featuring the Ying Quartet and friends from the Eastman School of Music) and “Rochester Sings!” (featuring the Rochester Oratorio Society, Greater Rochester Choral Consortium, Rochester Lyric Opera). The highlight for me will be John Luther Adams’ “Inuksuit,” a 70-minute performance piece of experimental outdoor music with 66 percussionists, who will be spread from the Pont de Rennes, along Brown’s Race, and on rooftops, so that you can walk through the sound experience. Be sure to pull the complete schedule, as I’m only touching highlights, and the opportunity to experience everything from early classical to experimental performance classical together should be right up there with bald eagles on an “endangered list.” Concerts Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, various times and venues, Free, — BY PALOMA A. CAPANNA Thirsty Thursday’s. TC Riley’s,

200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. 10 p.m. Call for info.

Thursday Night Shakedown.

Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. Free.

Tiki Thursdays: Shotgun Music DJ. McGhan’s Pub, 11

W. Main St. Victor. 924-3660. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tilt-a-Whirl Drag Show.. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook. com/Tiltnightclub. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $3. [ JAZZ ]

John Palocy Trio. Bistro 135,

135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Mike Kaupa. Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. 348-9104. 6 p.m. Call for info. Ryan from El Rojo Jazz. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. 6 p.m. Free.

Vince Ercolamento Jazz Trio.

The Brighton on East, 1881 East Ave. (585) 271-6650. 7 p.m. Free. [ R&B ]

The Coupe De’ Villes. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 8 p.m. Free.

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The Buddhahood. Dinosaur

Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. 9 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]

Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. 9 p.m. Call for info. Keller Williams. The German House Theater, 315 Gregory St. 442-6880. upallnightpresents. com. 8 p.m. $25-$30. continues on page 14

Not the same old Rochester Selection

Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Roncone’s, 232

Lyell Ave. 458-3090. 6 p.m. Free.

2929 Monroe Ave. | 585.442.0123 | Appointments Suggested CITY 13

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Serge & Friends w/Steve & Drew. The Rabbit Room, 61 N.


Main St. Honeoye Falls. 5821830. 6 p.m. Call for info. Teressa Wilcox Band. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 9 p.m. $5.


693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Hartwig. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. Call for info.

Labatt’s Fest After Party ft. Teagan Ward. Lovin’ Cup,

300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 11 p.m. Free. Natalie B Band. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]

Food Truck Rodeo ft. SoundExchange. Rochester

Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 5 p.m. Free. Greentopia Festival. ,. High Falls. See website for full festival schedule. Free. [ COUNTRY ]

Jumbo Shrinp. TP’s Irish Pub,

916 Panorama Trail. 385-4160. 9 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

On the House Fridays. ONE

Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 21+. Call for info. Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 5:30 p.m. Free.

September 12

Keller Williams performs Thursday, September 12, 8 p.m. at the German House Theater, 315 Gregory St., $25.50$30, — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR. DJ/Karaoke w/Coyote Cody. ,. 9:30 p.m. Call for info.

DJ Bac Spin. Plush, 151 St. Paul

St. 232-5650. venurochester. com. 8 p.m. Call for info. DJ Blake. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 2561000. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Energon. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Mi-T-Mo. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern. com. 9 p.m. Free.

Fresh Meat Fridays w/Samantha Vega, DJ Mighty Mic. Tilt

Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook. com/Tiltnightclub. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. Lube After Dark. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 6979464. Rochester_NY. 9:30 p.m. Free.

Make Em Sweat Fridays: Make Em Dance Edition ft. DJ 6:30, Nick Kage. Club Network, 420

Central Ave. 232-1390. 10 p.m. Guys free until 10:30 p.m., girls free until 11:30 p.m. 21+. Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa Ultra Lounge, 235 W. Ridge Rd. 254-1050. lacopaultralounge. com. 10 p.m. Free.

The Salad Bar Revue hosted by Ambrosia Salad, DJ Solid Bear. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140

Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex. com. 11:30 p.m. & 1 a.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]

Champagne & The Swoon Daddies. Bistro 135, 135

W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free.

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5-9 p.m.

Marco Amadio. Pane Vino

Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 2326090. 6:30 p.m. Free. Night Trane. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Sunny Brown Band. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. 6:30 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Lake Rd. Pultneyville. (315) 589-4512. 7 p.m. Free.

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When I think of a one-man band, I can’t help but picture Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. As memorable a character as Bert the Chimney Sweep is Keller Williams has got him beat. K-Dub, as he is known to many on the festival circuit, often utilizes an array of loop pedals and a plethora of finely-tuned instruments to create a full, textured sound on stage all by himself. This “one-man jam band” has a quirky songwriting style that mixes elements of bluegrass, funk, electronica, jazz, rock, and reggae. Whether Williams breaks out all the toys, or sits on a stool with an acoustic, he is a treat. Don’t miss it.



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Ciarin’s Pride, Even Steven. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. 6 p.m. Free. The Hot Mess. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 6 p.m. $7-$10. Jim Lane. 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. Brockport. 637-2383. 58main. com. 8 p.m. Free. Johnny Bauer. Lucky’s Irish Bar Chili, 3240 Chili Ave. 889-1005. 9 p.m. 21+. Call for info. Marc Berger. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. 9:30 p.m. $5. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. 6 p.m. Free.


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[ CLASSICAL ] Bryon Jones. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. 222-5000. rbtl. org. 2:30 p.m. Free. Greentopia Festival. ,. High Falls. See website for full festival schedule. Free.

Happy Hour with Jeff Cosco. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. 5 p.m. Call for info. Miss Demeanor. Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 924-3232. Call for info. Mutter. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. 9 p.m. $5.

Musicale: Performance Plus: Cahill Smith, piano, and Ji-Yeon Lee, violin. George Eastman

House, 900 East Ave. 3 p.m. Free w/museum admission.

Park Point Concert Series: Zac Brown Tribute Band, Teagan and the Tweeds, Polluted Moon. ,. 6

p.m. Park Point. Free.

USO Event ft. Skakin’ Bones w/Mojo Monkeyz. Johnny’s

Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 5 p.m. Free. Something Else. Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. 730-8230. 10 p.m. Call for info. Street Level. Dinosaur BarB-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. 10 p.m. Free. Surge. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. 10 p.m. Call for info. Warehouse Band. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. Hamlin. 964-2010. hamlinstation. net. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. Women of Faith. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 758-5300. Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. $99-$109.




Maybe it’s the effortlessly ragged vocals, but I’ve got a suspicion that Philadelphia’s Restorations is influenced by The Replacements. The pop intensity and epic attack in the face of rock simplicity doesn’t hurt either. The band has gentle spots but for the most part rocks relentless and true — two things I expect out of listening experience. Though Restorations is forward thinking and sounding, there’s just enough referential familiarity to ease your diving right in unaware. Don’t be afraid to try this band on and walk around a bit. You’ll be glad you did. 

With his brilliant technique and gorgeous solos Howard Alden turns heads every time he picks up his seven string guitar. In addition to releasing 30 albums as a leader, Alden has collaborated with some of the top names in jazz, including Benny Carter, Mel Tormé, and Clark Terry. When he visits Rochester he’ll be joined by our own guitar hero, Bob Sneider, who has toured with Chuck Mangione and shared the stage with Wynton Marsalis, Eric Alexander, and many more.

Restorations performs with New Archery, Declan Ryan & Close Calls, and Tim Avery on Sunday, September 15, 8 p.m., at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave., $8-$10, — BY FRANK DE BLASE Turner Brown. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. 7 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]

Dirty Bourbon Blues Band.


Alma y La Tierra Muerta. Boulder

Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m. Call for info. Ariana Gillis. Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, 112 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. $10. Brother Sun. Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Rd. 225-6160. 8 p.m. $20-$23. Candela. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177. com. 11 p.m. Free. Frankie & Jewels. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. Hamlin. 964-2010. hamlinstation. net. 9 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. Farmington. 924-8000. 7 p.m. Free. Jon Akers. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 6710816. Call for info.

Lovin Cup Unplugged Dinner Music Series: Moondance Trio. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park

Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 6 p.m. Free.

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Silver Way. redwingsbaseball. com. noon. See website for full festival schedule. $5-$25.

Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 8 p.m. Free.

Luca Foresta & Electro Kings. The Beale, 693 South

Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille. com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Teagan & The Tweeds. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. 10 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]

ECMS Pathways: Social, Jan Angus. Eastman School

of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 2741000. 1 p.m. Messinger Hall 1. Free. Greentopia Festival. ,. High Falls. See website for full festival schedule. Free.


Blue Label Saturdays ft. DJ Andy Fade and DJ Bobby Base.

Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 454-4830. Call for info. DJ Big Reg. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. venurochester. com. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Blake. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 2561000. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Trancesend. Decibel Lounge, 45 Euclid St. 754-4645. 10 p.m. $5. La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. Tiltnightclub. 10 p.m. Call for info.

Poke Dem Saturdays ft. Team Lion Paw, The Money Green Theme, Nick Kage, and Wavey.

Trinities Restaurant, 36 W. Main St. 319-4047. 10 p.m. $5-$10. Saturday Night Ladies Night. BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 247-0079. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]

[ COUNTRY ] Blue Sky. Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 924-3232. Call for info. Julie Dunlap. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. 9 p.m. Call for info.

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Andy Calabrese Trio. Bistro

135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. Annie Wells. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Deborah Branch. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. 7 p.m. Free.

Howard Alden and Bob Sneider perform Tuesday, September 17, 7 p.m. at Bernunzios Uptown Music, 122 East Ave., $10, — BY RON NETSKY Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Jasmine’s Asian Fusion,

657 Ridge Rd. Webster. 2161290. JasmineAsianFusion. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. The White Hots. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Lake Rd. Pultneyville. 315589-4512. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ KARAOKE ]

Karaoke at 140 Alex. 140 Alex

Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett!. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N. Goodman St. 266-3570. 10 p.m. Kick-Ass Karaoke. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. 10 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]

8Heads: 5Head CD Release Party w/The Beaumonts and 3 Head Brewing tasting. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. 9 p.m. $5-$7.

Cherry Bomb w/The Coupe De’ Villes. Nola’s Restaurant &

Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 6633375. 6 p.m. Call for info. The Fox Sisters. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 9:30 p.m. $6-$10.

Hank & Cupcakes w/The National Rifle, Soviet Dolls, and People Can Be More Awesome.

Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $10-$12. Marvel Jazz. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 10 p.m. Free.

New Breed Party. California Brew

Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 6211480. noon. Call for info. Two for the Road. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 2326090. 6:30 p.m. Free. Women of Faith. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 758-5300. Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. $99-$109.


Celtic Music Sundays. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille. com. 7 p.m. Free.

Celtic Music Sundays: Trace Wilkins. Temple Bar and

Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille. com. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted.

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[ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Boasy Sundaze. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info. Drink and Drag Sundays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 8 p.m. 18+. Call for info.

Ship Wrecked Sunday’s ft. DJ Trancesend. Captain’s Attic, 37

Charlotte St. 546-8885. 21+. Call for info.

Tequila Sundays ft. DJ Andy Fade. Flat Iron Café, 561 State

St. 454-4830. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]

Clarissa’s Jam Night w/Terrance Bruce. Club Clarissas, 293

Clarissa St. 585-232-3430. 7 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]

Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett. Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lakeshore Drive. Canandaigua. 905-0222. 8:30 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]

The Mighty Dry and High. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. Restorations w/New Archery, Declan Ryan & Close Calls, and Tim Avery. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe

Ave. 8:45 p.m. $8-$10.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Fire Wheel. The Titus Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 270-5365. titustavern. com. 5 p.m. Call for info.

Happy House w/Johnny Bauer. Genesee Brew House,

25 Cataract St. 263-9200. 5 p.m. Call for info. Mark Kroos. Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave. 271-1050. 7 p.m. $10. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

Magic City Monday’s. Louie’s

Cordial’s Lounge, 392 Lyell Ave. 254-2844. 7 p.m. $5 before 10 p.m.

Silver Way. redwingsbaseball. com. noon. See website for full festival schedule. $5-$25.

Manic Monday Retro Dance: DJ Cub, DJ King Eider. Bug Jar, 219


Alphonso Williams. Bistro 135,

Salmon Creek Blues Boys.

Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Lake Rd. Pultneyville. 315-589-4512. 5 p.m. Call for info.

Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Free. [ JAZZ ]

135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Watkins & The Rapiers. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Jon Lewis. Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 377-0410. Every other Tuesday, 5 p.m. Free. Old Soul. Squanto. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco. com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Steve Lyons. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]

Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West

Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. Teagan Ward. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]

2 Reason Tuesdays w/DJ Zio. Nathaniel’s Pub, 251

Exchange Boulevard. 2328470. Call for info. Free. DJ Ghetto Blaster. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info. DJ Kathy. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. Call for info.

Tuesday Americano w/ Bobby Base. Flat Iron Café,

561 State St. 454-4830. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]

Charlie Mitchell Group. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E. Main St. 288-3930. 8 p.m. Free. Howard Alden. Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, 112 East Ave. 7 p.m. $10. Jim Nugent Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free.

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The nonprofit organization TED began in 1984 as a conference to bring together individuals working in the realms of technology, education, and design, and is devoted to promoting, in its words, “ideas worth spreading.” By the end of 2012 TEDx sessions — officially licensed franchised versions of TED — had been held in 1200 cities around the world. Many of the talks have spread like social media wildfires, the more inspiring of them going viral online. Many of the talks serve to challenge our assumptions about what the world needs, or else to jumpstart our apathetic and anxious slumber. The 5th Annual TEDxRochester Talks will be held on Monday, November 4, at the Rochester Museum and Science Center’s Strasenburgh Planetarium. In anticipation of the audience application period, we caught up with organizers to discuss previous talks, what they mean for our city, and what Rochester can expect for this year’s event. Many people who have been exposed to TED talks will excitedly tell you about their favorites. One of my favorites, by Dr. Marcel Dicke of the Netherlands, offered some of the

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best arguments I’ve ever heard for turning from mammals to the abundant insect family to assuage current and future famines. I’m totally convinced by the logically sound case he made, though my anesthetic western training has me utterly unprepared for action on that front. And as an individual, tackling an entire food system seems daunting, impossible. This is where TEDx conferences come in. Individuals may apply to hold independent TED talk events in their own city, which often provide a more local focus. While TED gives a healthy dose of inspiration on an international level, TEDxRochester is a day-long series of short lectures that focuses on what people are trying to accomplish in our city. “Our guideline for ourselves has always been to include speakers who are either from Rochester or have made their impact here,” says Tony Karakashian, founder of TEDxRochester. “They live here, they know what the problems are, and they want to effect change,” he says. The talks are about creating community, doing what is manageable, and inspiring other communities to do the same. TEDxRochester isn’t the only game in town,

though at five years it’s the most experienced

of them. TED doesn’t license to a geographical area, says Karakashian; the organization licenses to an individual. TEDxFlourCity held its second event this past spring, and several high schools and colleges have held their own events. “There’s more than 12 great ideas every year in Rochester, so there is plenty of room for it,” says Karakashian. I found being a part of last year’s TEDxRochester audience to be an invigorating experience. The lectures-on-speed were split into two sections divided by a lunch break, and followed by enthusiastic continued discussions during a cocktail/networking hour. Tables in the lobby featured groups such as Rochester Makerspace. Featured speakers included 1975 Gallery director Erich Lehman’s talk on defining moments in his life that have pushed him to seize every single day; Davin Searls of Discovering Deaf Worlds, who explained why Rochester is a model community for deaf culture and empowerment; and Rochester Subway’s Mike Governale, who remains certain that a shift from car-centric cities is our best bet. Organizing a knowledge-spreading conference was a natural move for Karakashian, who works in information continues on page 38














A year ago Rochester still didn’t really know what to expect from a Fringe festival. But after five days of dancing on buildings, light shows, A-list comedians, improvisational puppets, gospel choirs, geriactors, drag queens, kids shows, physical theater, and dozens of other acts, the people got it. More than 32,000 people turned out for the festival’s inaugural year, way outpacing organizers’ expectations. In response, the 2013 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival has expanded to 10 days, taking place September 19-28. That’s double the time to take in all the dance, visual art, music, comedy, theater, and family shows being offered up in 28 venues in downtown Rochester.

The Rochester Fringe Festival is put on by a nonprofit corporation kickstarted by some of the area’s key cultural institutions, including Geva Theatre Center, the George Eastman House, Garth Fagan Dance, and Eastman School of Music, among others. What makes Fringe different from other arts festivals is that participating venues curate their own shows. Acts applied in spring 2013 and the various theaters, galleries, cafes, etc. picked the shows that best fit their venues. Tickets for Fringe shows vary per venue, typically ranging between $6 and $16 with dozens of events totally free of charge. (The headlining acts in Kodak Hall and the Spiegeltent have higher ticket prices; see details below.) Tickets are available online at



Good dance performances are often mesmerizing. When they’re done in slow motion on the side of skyscrapers, bridges, and billboards? Then they’re epic. That’s what makes San Francisco-based BANDALOOP one of the most captivating dance acts in the world. The performances are so unique, they almost seem like they couldn’t be real. But they are real, and they’re spectacular. BANDALOOP made a big splash as one of the headliners of last year’s Rochester Fringe Festival, drawing more than 10,000 spectators to its performances. This year it will again take the stage (well, the side of a building) at HSBC Plaza (100 Chestnut St.) on Friday, September 20, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, September 21, at 4 p.m. The best vantage place for spectators is Manhattan Square Park. Watching BANDALOOP is free, though food and drink will be for sale in the park. On Friday night free entertainment will be available 5-9 p.m. as part of Friday on the Fringe. — BY TREVOR LEWIS 20 CITY SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2013

rochesterfringe com, or in person at each venue starting one hour before show time. Fringe Fanatic Passes, which grant admission to all Fringe shows (except performances at Kodak Hall and the Spiegeltent), cost $190 and can be purchased online or at the box Spiegeltent Box Office (located at 460 E. Main St. September 14-28). For a full schedule of the festival, a list of venues, maps, and other information, see the official Fringe Festival guide included in this issue or visit City Newspaper will offer extensive coverage of the 2013 Fringe Festival. Look for daily blogs during the run of the festival, with photos, reviews, and our critics’ picks for best of the fest, and make sure to pick up the Fringe Review in print in the September 25 issue.



Dave Barry has written more than 30 books, and at one point his newspaper column appeared in more than 500 papers nationwide. He won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for commentary (which he misplaced for several years), and his newest book, “Insane City,” has drawn rave reviews from critics and readers alike. On Friday, September 27, Rochester will get a chance to get the inside scoop from the man the New York Times declared the funniest man in America. Barry takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.), and tickets cost $20-$65. — BY TREVOR LEWIS



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Comedian Marc Maron has sometimes had trouble fitting in over the course of his twodecade career. He’s had problems with drugs and alcohol, two failed marriages, and a radio show that got cancelled. But for a Fringe festival, Maron may be the perfect fit. A few years ago, with no prospects on traditional media and few comedy gigs on his calendar, he started a podcast. All he needed was a Mac computer with GarageBand and a recording studio --- his Los Angeles garage. He called it, appropriately enough, “WTF” (“What The Fuck”) and, from the outer margins of the media world, he built it into a successful business. In the meantime his bookings increased, he landed a sitcom (“Maron,” which will return for a second season on the Independent Film Channel next year), and he recently published a memoir, “Attempting Normal.” “WTF” has a simple format: 10 or 15 minutes of Maron’s monologue, which could be about a near-death experience or about going to the bathroom, and 45 minutes to an hour of conversation with his featured guest. Over the course of more than 400 podcasts he’s interviewed almost every comedian on the face of the earth

and a host of filmmakers, actors, writers, and rock stars. The conversations go deep. Carlos Mencia defends himself against accusations of joke-stealing. Robin Williams explores a bout with alcoholism. Louis C.K. and Maron get into an emotional exchange about their past relationships and C.K.’s failed marriage that brings C.K. to tears. A biography on Maron’s website quotes a fan who told him: “You’re like an Iggy Pop Woody Allen.” That about nails it. He’s cerebral and philosophical but in a raw, primal-scream kind of way. His book and podcast can make you literally laugh out loud or make you wonder about the paths you’ve chosen in life. Maron and I crossed paths in the late 1970’s when, as a teenager, he attended Lighthouse Art and Music Camp in Pennsylvania. I was teaching art and he was studying guitar with my brother, Steve. He remembers it well. “That had a profound effect on me the two years I went there,” said Maron. “It was a mind-blowing place for kids that were into the art thing. I don’t even know if a camp like that could exist now. Jesus, they let us smoke there. It was crazy.”


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Comedian Marc Maron, one of the headliners of the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival, averages nearly 3 million downloads per month for his podcast, “WTF.” On it he has interviewed comedy legends as wide-ranging as Mel Brooks and Louis C.K. PHOTO BY LEIGH RIGHTON

When I reached Maron by phone we talked about how he got into comedy and some of the comedians he admired. But we mostly spoke about the psychological stresses of comedy and why it’s so important to him. The following is an edited version of our conversation. CITY: What was your childhood like? Marc Maron: My parents were very

young when they had me and they were

both from New Jersey. What was that old joke I had? They belonged to the first generation of Jews to move as far away from their parents as possible for reasons other than fleeing a country. Somehow or another we ended up in New Mexico. We were dramatically displaced East Coast Jews growing up in Northern New Mexico. They were both fundamentally selfish people but I think they meant well.

Did any particular comedians inspire you when you were young?

I remember being profoundly affected by stand-ups on television, primarily watching people on “The Merv Griffin Show” or “The Mike Douglas Show” after school. I remember seeing Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett, Jay Leno even, early on. The first season of “Saturday Night Live” was mind blowing to me. I thought that was the best thing in the world. I was 13 or 14 years old. The first comedy show I went to, I believe, was George Carlin when I was in fourth or fifth grade. That was pretty monumental. And also seeing Richard Pryor’s “Live In Concert” movie when I was in high school was a pretty lifechanging experience. You’ve called Pryor the greatest comedian of them all. Why?

Because he put his heart on the line. You felt like when he was doing comedy he was all in it and there was a lot of emotional risk there. Some of the most legendary comedians — Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Freddie Prinze — had a pretty rough time. What is it about comedy that attracts so many troubled people?

It was pointed out to me that there are plenty of plumbers with drug problems. I think because celebrities are celebrities, the ones that go off the rails draw a lot of attention because people want to connect that trouble to that disposition. But I’m not sure in terms of proportions or percentages that there are not just as many drug addicts and alcoholics in other professions. So I think that struggle is organic to an individual. I don’t know if it’s related to the business I’m in, but I think that creative people are overly sensitive and it’s a lot to shoulder sometimes. I don’t think people do it for relief; there’s an alcoholic or drugaddicted disposition. But comics are there on the stage alone. There’s not even a guitar between them and the audience. Do you see that as a vulnerable position or a powerful one?

It’s different for everybody. After a certain point the ability to get on stage, for most comics, is just part of the job. Eventually you lose that fear of taking the stage. Once that goes away you’re freed up to do whatever you are going to do. But being up there, that struggle to create new material, or finding the courage to explore different things -- that’s pretty rough stuff. The struggle that goes on when you don’t do new stuff, or you don’t take chances, or the self-criticism you put yourself through --- all of that stuff is part of it. But the idea of being on stage, or getting on stage, after a certain point --- and it took

me a long time --- the fear goes away. And then you have the freedom that wasn’t there before, because you’re no longer pretending not to be afraid. So what are you going to do up there? That becomes the real battle. I think it’s different for all comics. Some comics offer a lot of themselves, some settle on the part of them that’s evolved into the performer they are. They’re professional about it. But the ones that really take emotional risks up there are rare, and they do seem a bit troubled. You would put yourself in that category, wouldn’t you?

Yes. I’m not going to compare myself with anybody, but I do know from my own experience that getting up there, I want a relationship with the audience that will enable me to push myself. So I do have emotional expectations. It’s not spoken and only I can feel it, but I don’t want to be at odds with an audience. I want to connect, and it’s not just about getting laughs. It’s beyond the job. On a recent podcast with Douglas Rushkoff, who writes about the dangers of the digital world, you coined the phrase, “Big data is watching you.” But that’s kind of ironic because I can’t think of a person who has willingly exposed more about his life than you have.

The inner life goes on beyond the time I spend doing monologues at the beginnings of those podcasts, or the hour or two I spend on stage. I still wake up with me and there’s some sort of private ongoing ebb and flow of emotion, fears, and everything else. It’s still framed in a certain way. If you really look at the living my life and thinking my thoughts versus the time spent where I’m publicly talking about them, there’s still a lot of privacy there in my head. On your podcast, you seem to inspire other comedians, like Louis C.K., Robin Williams, and Carlos Mencia, to reveal a great deal of pretty heavy personal stuff.

I don’t like the pathology framework, the idea of therapy. I just think they’re heartfelt conversations. I think the reason they happen is I feel very close to people fairly quickly based on very little emotional evidence. I have an ability to become fairly deeply codependent with somebody I’ve made assumptions of in terms of who they are. Also, I have an emotional need that persists to connect with somebody in a real way, to really feel like I’m in an authentic exchange. I think that that, coupled with talking to peers, and also having learned to be a more empathetic listener, is how those elements of the conversations evolve. CONTINUES ON PAGE 29 CITY 23




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This year you’ve got double the time to take in all the dance, visual art, music, comedy, theater, and family shows being offered up in 28 venues in downtown Rochester. I guess the group’s term “physical storytelling” sums it up as well as any other description. PUSH Physical Theatre creates a sensation wherever it appears, and it is back again after great success at last year’s Fringe Festival. This year’s program of three shows includes the Rochester premiere of “Red Ball” (featuring PUSH + iPads), and a previous favorite, “Job,” which matches PUSH with a giant, spinning, steel wheel. (Saturday, September 21, 4 p.m. &


Writers & Books, $10) “The Goldberg Variations” Not to be confused with the play “33 Variations”; those variations are Beethoven’s. The background for this performance piece by John Borek and Rebecca Solomon is J.S. Bach’s great set of keyboard variations. Bach’s music, along with actors and dancers, is enlisted to tell an unsettling story: the collision (often disastrous) between German and Jewish cultures over three centuries. (Sunday,

September 22, 9 p.m., MuCCC, $8)

“Macbeth: Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair”

Along with all its other good work, Webster’s CDS Monarch sponsors the Monarch Players, an acting troupe of performers with and without disabilities. The group is not afraid to tackle the biggies: the Players’ presentation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” was a sell-out at last 24 CITY SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 7 and 10 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, $15)

year’s Fringe Festival, and it will be back this year, retelling another Shakespeare tragedy — the “Scottish Play” — through spoken word, dance, and music. (Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m., Blackfriars Theatre, $11)

“New Eyes” It got rave reviews in Los

Angeles, has toured America to equal acclaim, and now Israeli-American actress Yafit Josephson’s “New Eyes” will play the Rochester Fringe Festival, and later the JCC CenterStage. Josephson’s script ranges from hilarious to dead serious as she illustrates how her mandatory service in the Israeli army led to an acting career in the United States — one specializing in villains and terrorists. Based on clips, she gives a funny and moving one-woman performance, playing 18 characters from five different countries. (Saturday, September 28, 8 p.m., TheatreRocs Stage at Xerox Auditorium, $16)

“The Old Maid and The Thief” Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act opera, a whimsical variation on the old farmer’s daughter and traveling salesman story, is not performed much anymore, though it was a staple of school and small companies for decades. Rochester Lyric Opera and RAPA offer the chance to catch an American classic with some very fresh young talent – area high-school teenagers, directed by local actor made good Kevin Green. (Saturday,

September 21, 10 p.m. & Monday, September 23, 7 p.m., RAPA’s East End Theatre, $10)

PUSH Physical Theatre presents PUSH Plus PUSH is not dance, not pantomime, but

it is definitely theater, and a very pure form of theater and a surprisingly profound experience.


“The 24-Hour Plays” I have to admit, this sounds like my worst nightmare: being forced to conceive, write, memorize, and perform six short plays in 24 hours. (It took me longer than that to write this paragraph.) However, I do know there are stouter souls than I out there, and I look forward to seeing them grapple with this theatrical challenge. It does sound like “theater at its most raw and immediate,” as it is advertised — and it might be theater at its most fun, too. (Monday, September 23, 8 p.m.,

“The Beauty of Rochester”

This exhibit of watercolors by Ellina Chetverikova celebrates the lovely landscapes and unique architecture of our home. The intention is to remind residents to take in what might have become visual white noise, and to share the love with visitors to the city. Preview Chetverikova’s work at ellinachetverikova.blogspot. com. View the show for free during the following hours: Thursday, September 19, 5-10 p.m.; Friday, September 20, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, September 21, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, September 22, 1-8 p.m.; Monday, September 23-Thursday, September 26, 5-10 p.m.; Friday, September 27, 5-11 CONTINUES ON PAGE 26





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“reggae ballet.” This movement vocabulary has roots in Caribbean Modern techniques and urban popular world cultures, is distinctive in its lilting dance style, and expresses varied cultural concepts and themes. The show combines interactive

It’s an evening that promises to be magical, astounding, and a little bit naughty.

Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.midnight and SaturdaySunday, 7 a.m.-midnight.) “Crocodile” Set in

suburban upstate New York, “Crocodile” begins as a typical enough story, with 17-year-old Ernest, an awkward highschool senior who, while navigating the painful path to adulthood, falls hard for the new girl in town. Truly getting to know someone happens in stages, and soon enough, our hero learns that his new girlfriend, Sasha, has more complexities than she initially owns. Presented by Brain Crane, the screening is free to attend, and recommended for ages 17 and older. (Friday,

September 20, 9 p.m., Little Theatre 1, Free) “Emerging Artists” This show features new visual-art works by recent RIT alumni that was selected by Class of 2013 alumni Joseph Tarantelli and Ho Moon. View the work for free while stopping for a bite during the following hours: Thursday, September 19, 5-10 p.m.; Friday, September 20, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, September 21, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, September 22, 1-8 p.m.; Monday, September 23-Thursday, September 26, 5-10 p.m.; Friday, September 27, 5-11 p.m.; and Saturday, September 28, 12:30-11 p.m. (Little Theatre Cafe, Free) Mounafanyi Percussion and Dance Ensemble is Rochester’s own PanAfrican

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“Sun Boxes” When Rochester Contemporary’s “State of the City: Street-ish” exhibition opened in August, one of the artists included in the show was represented only with a video to introduce his work, and a few of his silent “Sun Boxes” as props and a hint of what was to come. During Fringe Fest, 20 speakers, each operating independently and powered by the sun via solar panels, will be set up in the small park adjacent to Rochester Contemporary (137 East Ave.). Created by Arkansas-based artist, Craig Colorusso, these “Sun Boxes” will emit ambient waves of B-flat notes, creating a solar-powered sonic landscape. The work will be activated

performance group, blending talented musicians and movers from Africa and the African diaspora, including Guinea, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Ivory Coast, and the United States. Artistic director Kerfala “Fana” Bangoura was a long-time member of Guinea’s prestigious performance groups Les Ballets Africains and Les Percussions des Guinée, and was

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Everybody Dancing If you

don’t like to just watch, Thomas Warfield’s “Everybody Dancing: The Interactivity of Creativity and Innovation” is an audience-participatory (optional) presentation and performance that examines the effect of everyday movement communication, gesture, and dance on our lives and relationships. In addition to Warfield, RIT assistant professor in NTID’s Cultural and Creative Studies Department, members of the RIT/NTID Dance Company will take part. Company members run the gamut from deaf to hearing-impaired to hearing. The workshop/performance is a project of PeaceArt International Inc., a non-profit outreach organization Warfield started in 1990 to use the creative process and the arts to build community and foster world peace. (Saturday, September 28, 3:30 p.m., Little Theatre 1, Free) Futurpointe Dance “PsychoPomp & Pageantry” Futurpointe dancers train in

projection art and short theatrical vignettes into four acts choreographed by Guy Thorne, N’Jelle Gage, and Heather Roffe. Look to be transported as the choreographers act as artistic guides of the expressed ritual and customs in a nonnarrative format. And psychopomp? Those are traditionally angels, deities, Valkyries, or other creatures that help transport the spirit of the deceased to the next world. (Saturday, September 21, 9 p.m. & Sunday, September 22, 1:30 and 9:30 p.m., Geva Theatre Nextstage, $16) “The Goldilocks Score and Other Dances” Red Dirt Dance is a

contemporary company formed by Karl Rogers. Originally from Oklahoma, Rogers is now an assistant professor of dance at Brockport. He has danced with the highly regarded contemporary group David Dorfman Dance; now Rogers choreographs and dances for his own company. During Fringe it will be presenting “The Goldilocks Score” in a split bill of works by Rogers and Paul Matteson. Rogers’ world premiere “We Too Cling” imagines a conversation between two 20th century artists, the playwright Tennessee Williams and the pop-art painter David Hockney. Matteson, also a Dorfman

dancer, gives us “Take it OVER,” his newest work. The production is recommended for mature audiences only. (Thursday, September 19, 6 p.m. & Friday, September 20, 6 p.m., Geva Theatre Nextstage, $16) Mariah Maloney Dance Mariah Maloney brings a wealth of rich experience to the Rochester dance scene. For almost 10 years she was a principal dancer with the Trisha Brown Dance Company, a company at the forefront of the postmodern dance movement. Her company, Mariah Maloney Dance, performed at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival last summer. Maloney’s new piece, “LIGHT,” was partially inspired by a sparkler dance her father performed for her as a young child, when they were living in an Alaskan cabin with no electricity. Her dancers wear LED costumes, so we should be in for some stunning visuals. Not to mention movement. (Thursday,


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25, 6 p.m. & Friday, September 27, 5:30 p.m. & Saturday, September 28, noon, Geva Theatre Nextstage, $16) “Transient Being” When I learned that Alaina Olivieri, a Rochesterian performing artist and elegant dancer, was performing a piece in which she interacts with liquid paint, I knew I needed to recommend it. The work was created at the artistic direction of Eran David P. Hanlon in collaboration with Olivieri, and by visual artist Joseph Tarantelli, with the assistance of Asuka Hiraoka. Hanlon choreographed Olivieri’s movement to relate to the projected video, his documentary “FALL WINTER SPRING,” which shows the creation of the painting which shares the same name. Hanlon describes “Transient Being” as a metaphor for the inextricable simultaneity of creation and destruction.

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“The 39 Steps” Before the

advent of the TV, the boob tube, the one-eye babysitter, folks would gather around the radio for broadcast entertainment. Local theater group Screen Plays tackles Hitchcock’s 1935 spy thriller “The 39 Steps” with vintage equipment and foley stage to give the audience a rare, behind-the-scenes look at radio in its golden era. Note that Geva Theatre Center will be doing a satirical take on the play as part of its 2013-14 season. (Saturday, September 21, 2

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brazen beauties who bump ‘n’ grind in Deadly Dames Burlesque are sure to put the tease in striptease and the tits in titillating. Ooo la got-damn-la! Dig it way down as gals like B.B. Blues, Big Bertha Boleyn, Eva Scarafore, Onyx Blaze, and Sybil Disobedience peal and squeal for the audiences’ joyous appeal. This show’s theme is centered around our troops, with a USO-style nod to patriotic cabaret. Come on down and wave the flag. Or better yet, you can salute.

(Friday, September 27, 10 p.m., MuCCC, $10)

p.m., George Eastman House Curtis Theatre, Free) Dead Metaphor Cabaret Ask yourself, which came first: The lyric or the poem, or the lyrical poem? Here to shed a folksy, artsy, bluesy, cabaret (we’re seeing this word a lot in this Fringe Fest, aren’t we?) light on the conundrum are Curt and Nani Nehring Bliss. The duo’s original exploration may not make the difference any clearer, but in this debate, everyone is right. (Thursday,

(Thursday, September 19-Saturday, September 28, 8 p.m., except Friday, September 20, 9 p.m. Family-friendly matinees held both Saturdays of the fest and Sunday, September 22, at 2 p.m., Spiegeltent, $31 or $180 for VIP booth)

September 26, 8 p.m. & Saturday, September 28, 4 p.m., Writers & Books, $8) Hiroya Tsukamoto A Japanese ex-pat living in Gotham, Hiroya Tsukamoto has bopped with his group at joints all over, from his native land to the States, including the prestigious Blue Note in NYC. Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. But hey, ain’t it all world music? Get a listen at (Thursday, September

26, 8 p.m., Bernunzio Uptown Music, $9) Low Standards Here’s a fo’ sho’ show that may need a shoe horn. The Fairport-based Low Standards has actually raised its standards and plugged itself into a performance cocktail of comedy, cabaret, and a splash of va-vavoom a la Big Apple Burlesque bombshell, Candy Janes. I’m gonna go twice. Check for more info. (Wednesday, September 25, 9 p.m. &

SpeakFathom: A Language-Musical Cabaret Without getting too creepy,

SpeakFathom skirts a sort of eerie cabaret netherworld couched in the flexibility of language and its sound as music, as opposed to mere dialogue. Performed by F’loom, Speakfathom is described it as a tour of the underbelly of psycholinguistic reality. Uhhuh. To help get your head around that, check out (Saturday, September 21, 6 p.m. & Sunday, September 22, 5 p.m., Writers & Books, $11)

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Friday, September 27, 11 p.m., RAPA’s East End Theatre, $8.)

Fringe. There’s no more immediate way to get back in touch with your childlike sense of wonder than a circus aerial and acrobatics show. But when you meld that to the more adult entertainments of cabaret and burlesque, it’s bound to make for an unforgettable experience. The show will deliver a lineup of 11 national acts, showing off their skills and performing an array of breathtaking feats. Held in the already glitzy Magic Crystal Spiegeltent, there will be no shortage of good old-fashioned razzle dazzle on display. It’s an evening that promises to be magical, astounding, and a little bit naughty.

“All Your Questions Answered”

The vague description for this show -- “an evening of short, silly, subversive, satirical plays, and charming musical numbers” -- makes it sound innocuous enough. But when that material is springing from the mind of Greg Kotis (a two-time Tony Award-winner for the acerbic musical “Urinetown”), it promises to be anything but. I’m not entirely sure what to expect, and truthfully, that makes it all the more exciting. (Thursday, September 19, 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 21, 7 p.m.; Sunday, September 22, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 28, 3 & 8:30 p.m.; Geva Theatre Nextstage, $16) Cirque du Fringe I love a good spectacle, so naturally I’m excited about Cirque du


A new addition to this year’s Fringe Festival, the Magic Crystal Spiegeltent is an antique-style Belgian “magic mirror tent” that will be set up at the corner of East Main Street and Gibbs Street. But it’s not a house of mirrors. This is a performance venue, and the Magic Crystal will be holding a variety of events for all ages throughout this year’s festival. Cirque du Fringe, a Cirque du Soleil-type show created exclusively

for Rochester, will have performances Thursday, September 19, through Saturday, September 28; tickets cost $31. The other big draw, Silent Disco, is a dance event where you listen to the music through headphones instead of over speakers. The Disco will take place Saturday, September 21, Friday, September 27, and Saturday, September 28, 10 p.m.-midnight; tickets cost $5-$7. If that wasn’t enough, the Spiegelgarden, an outdoor beer and wine lounge adjacent to the Spiegeltent, opens Thursday, September 19, and it will hold several events of its own. The Pedestrian Drive-In, a moviegoing experience similar to the Silent Disco, will shows three classic movies. On Sunday, September 22, catch “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (the good version, starring Gene Wilder); on Tuesday, September 24, see “The Big Lebowski”; and on Thursday, September 26, it’s “The Breakfast Club.” All films start at 7:30 p.m. Then on Wednesday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m. put your arts and culture knowledge to the test with TriviaCity: An Arts & Culture Quiz put on by the fine folks at City Newspaper. This free event will include questions based on the arts, pop culture, and Rochester, and prizes will be awarded to the top teams.

Dupre on Krol The For information on all of the Spiegeltent events check Rochester International — BY TREVOR LEWIS — Jazz Festival may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through the symptoms of withdrawal. Mark Gindick brings his quirky one-man There are plenty of great live jazz performances show “Wing-Man” to the Rochester Fringe. lined up for Fringe, including Dupre On Krol. In the tradition of Charlie Chaplin and the Featuring Eastman School of Music students Marx Brothers, the production is a silent Jacob Dupre (piano), Jeffrey Krol (drums), comedy about big ideas as Gindick examines and Matthew Krol (bass), the jazz trio will topics ranging from social media to love in class up your night with their unique take on the modern age, all without uttering a single some classic tunes from the great American word. (Thursday, September 26, 9:30 p.m.; songbook. (Saturday, September 21, 8:30 p.m.,

Java’s Café; Friday, September 27, 5:15 p.m., Gibbs Street Main Stage, Free)

Friday, September 27, 7 p.m.; Saturday, September 28, 1:30 & 7 p.m., Geva Theatre Nextstage, $16)

“Nosferatu Bemshi!” One of the wackier-sounding shows on the Fringe schedule, “Nosferatu Bemshi!” combines a screening of the silent 1922 vampire film “Nosferatu,” about the amorous intentions of fiendish bloodsucker Count Orlok, with an accompanying live alternate voice-over from performers David Esposito and G. E. Schwartz featuring poetry, flash fiction, and a “soundscape” of some sort. The show is sure to be one of the more unusual experiences Fringe has to offer. (Friday,

“Zero Gravity, Zero Hope: An Alien Horror Show” I’ve found that improv shows always

September 27, 10 p.m., Writers & Books, $6) “Wing-Man” Gifted physical comedian

and professional clown (literally, he was a popular member of the Big Apple Circus)

seem to have a much higher success rate when they’re focused around a specific theme, and this has a great one: extraterrestrial suspense films à la “Alien,” “Pitch Black,” or “The Thing.” Beginning with the familiar premise of a spaceship crew attempting to survive their encounter with a bloodthirsty extraterrestrial being, this show, from Geva Comedy Improv, is sure to take off (no pun intended) in some wild and wacky directions.

(Friday, September 20, 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 21, 10:30 p.m.; Friday, September 27, 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 28, 10:30 p.m., Geva Theater Nextstage, $16)


Is there any separation between life and art for comedians?

Yes, some people are very separated. I just find that comedians and artists in general, whether they’re songwriters, musicians, comedians -not necessarily actors, but certainly the people that decide their own destiny in terms of their creativity -- they do a lot of thinking about a lot of things because that’s their job. They run the world through their perceptions in order to express themselves. So there are very few things that they can’t speak to. On a recent show you said: “There’s a price to pay using your life for your art.”

Yes, there is. There are other people involved in your life and you are sharing your perception and theirs might be different. You have a conflict as to what really happened. What is a betrayal emotionally? What is your life and what is their privacy? These are discussions and negotiations you have with yourself and with those people. As a result of what you wrote in your book, you said on a recent podcast that

your father is not talking to you.

He started e-mailing me last week. I knew eventually the repercussions would not be as bad as he thought they would be.

You recently interviewed two of the most revered comedians alive, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. Was there anything particularly interesting to you about them?

It’s pretty astounding. Whatever my slice of show business is, I am in show business and I have a weird sensitivity to both sides of show business. I often find when I’m doing a “WTF” live and I’m sitting next to somebody who’s talking, and there’s a huge audience there, I am just looking at this guy talking and I hear an audience laughing uproariously. There’s a magic to it, but I’m sitting there and there’s a constant sort of awareness of: that’s just a guy talking next to me, and look what all these hundreds of people are reacting to. So when I interview people that are amazing geniuses and therefore have had long careers, I find that it’s overwhelming initially. But when you sit down with them you realize it’s just a guy, a guy who’s done some amazing things, but we’re just people here. It’s always an amazing thing to me, the difference between the work and the

Comedy gave me my voice, but it also provided me with a lifelong struggle to honor that voice. person. But it was definitely an honor to interview those guys. In your talk with Brooks, you discussed the Jewish tradition in comedy. Do you personally connect with that?

Of course, those are my role models. The culture of being Jewish, of being American Jewish specifically, and we’re also subject to these stereotypes that you kind of grow up with. There’s a certain reality to the American Jewish experience, to the artists and heroes who we have, to the weird idiosyncrasies that we all share. So it feels very ingrained in me. I don’t know if I got it from my family or from Woody Allen movies or Mel Brooks movies. It’s hard to

know where it comes from but there’s an understanding of it. Brooks was impressed with you and suggested a late-night talk show. Is that a goal?

I’d certainly like to try it. I like talking to people and I’d like to see if it could work. The only comedian to walk off your podcast was Gallagher, who got upset when you brought up homophobic remarks he made. Is anything off limits for comics?

I wasn’t telling him not to do something, I was just questioning the integrity of his intention. It’s a personal decision; everybody has to figure out their own limits. There’s nothing off limits in general, and that’s probably best for everyone in terms of freedom of speech and to keep creativity and activism alive. In your book you wrote: “Comedy saved my life but also destroyed it.” What did you mean by that?

Comedy gave me my voice, but it also provided me with a lifelong struggle to honor that voice. One last thing: you take in feral cats. Is there some identification there?

I just like that you’ve got to earn their love, and even that seems tenuous. I like the excitement of that kind of relationship.  CITY 29


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“Benvenuti a Tutti!”

Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. George K. Arthur Photographic exhibit. Reception Sep 13, 6-9 p.m. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. Brockport. Large Format Photography, Painting, and Other Media. Through Sep 28. With John Kosbeth, Maureen McMahon, et al. Reception Sep 13, 6-9 p.m. 637-5494. Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Ave. History in the Making VIII. Through Nov 3. Ceramic traditions, contemporary objects. Reception Friday, Sep 13, 6-9 p.m. 2441730. Genesee Community College, 1 College Road. Batavia. “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War” from The National Library of Medicine. Through Oct 26 in the Alfred C. O’Connell Library. Reception with presentation Sep 18, 5:30-7 p.m. 5853430055. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. William Kentridge Exhibition of Films. Through Sep 29. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. “7 Fragments for Georges Méliès,” “Journey to Moon,” and “Day for Night,” a suite of films by acclaimed South African contemporary artist William Kentridge. Reception Sep 19 will follow a 1:30 p.m. panel discussion of Kentridge’s work in the visual arts and film, with a special emphasis on its South African Context and the installation in Hartnett. blogs. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. “Paintings of Local Buildings” by Mitchell J. Lurye. Through Nov 9. Reception Sep 12, 6-8 p.m. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. “Live in Joy With Color” by Charlotte Barnard. A display of heartfelt creations in watercolor, polymer and yarn. Through Oct 27. Reception Sep 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 546-8400. cotton@ Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. “Bird is the Word.” Through Oct 19. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Alan Singer, Arthur Singer, Kurt Feuerherm, Eunice Hur, Belinda Bryce, & Jerry Alonzo. Reception Sat Sep 14, noon-5 p.m. 6244730. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. Kathleen Sherin: “Defying Gravity.” Through Nov 1. An exhibition of prints containing drypoint, collagraphic carborundum printing and monoprint techniques. Reception Sep 12, 12:30 p.m. and Sep 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. gallery/. United Methodist Church of North Chili, 2200 Westside Dr. North Chili. The North Chili Quilt Show. Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 594-9111. [ CONTINUING ] 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. “Adventures in Technicolor” by St. Monci. Through Sep 28.

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Do you enjoy live entertainment like musicians, dancers and singers? How about art? Free stuff? If you answered yes to any of the above, check out the 9th Annual Artist Row at the Rochester Public Market (280 N. Union St.) on Sunday, September 15. If you answered no, go anyway and have your mind changed. With performances and artwork from local and regional artists, you get a look at some of the best creative output that the Rochester area has to offer. Expect work for show and sale in ceramics, fiber arts, photography, sculpture, painting, jewelry, and other genres. The event runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and is free to the public. The exhibit fee for artists is $60. Visit for more information. — BY TREVOR LEWIS Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N. Goodman St. Recent Paintings by Douglass Coffey. Through Sep 27. MonFri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 473-4000. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Frank Frazier and Friends. Frank Frazier, Minerva Diaz, Rory Tequan Morgan, Janice Thacker, Shenna Vaughn. Black Radish Studio, 274 N. Goodman. Another Bright Idea! by Kevin Fitch. Through Sep 28. 413-1278. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. Macedon. “Whales, Windmills and Wonders.”. Through Sep 30. Highlights the work of John Domm, Terry Patti, and Marie Starr. 474-4116. books_etc@ Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. “Play.” urmc. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. NEON GREY II: Renee Latragna + Brittany Williams. Through Sep 30. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Lomb Memorial Dr. Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, exhibition opening. Through Dec 13. 475-3961. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Survivors of Sexual Assault installation by Sharon Locke. Through Sep 28. 428-8150. City Hall, 30 Church St. A Beautiful Place to Rest: Rochester’s Mount Hope Cemetery. Through September 16. The photography of David C. Gaudioso. 4287426. mthope/175/.

Crossroads Coffeehouse, 752 S. Goodman St. The Artwork of Bethany Williams and Allie Hartley. 244-6787. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. Brockport. “A Little Twisted: An Exploration of the Self.” BFA Painting Exhibit by Karen Nelson. Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-noon, Sat-Sun noon-4 p.m. 637-5494. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. Panoramic Photographs of the 2012 Rochester Festival Season. Through Sep 29. Fringe Festival meet and greet with Frank Cost on Sep 21, 6-9 p.m. 256-3312. galleryr99@gmail. com, George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. The Gender Show. Through Oct 13. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $18. 2713361. Grass Roots Gallery, suite 157, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248. “The American Worker” by Phil Pantano. Through Sep 27. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. Recent Oil Paintings uniquely capturing scenes of Irondequoit, by local artist, Howard Beatty. Through Sep 26. Artist talk Sep 26, 7-9 p.m. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “Rhythm in the Line of Black and White” by Enrico Embroli. Through Sep 30. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. Also on view are Marc Chagall, Marsha Hammel and Beatriz Castaneda. 264-1440. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. A Beautiful Place to Rest: Rochester’s Mt. Hope Cemetery. Through Sep 16. 2715920. continues on page 32

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If you’re looking for something a little edgy to read this weekend, then head over to Prince Street for the Visual Studies Workshop’s Pub Fair. The event is designed to showcase a wide range of independently published works from the Rochester area and features everything from artist’s books to zines to photo-book works. The event is free and open to the public for those who just wish to peruse, however there will also be artist’s work available for purchase. As an added perk, beer will be served inside the venue and both Hello Arepa and Le Petit Poutine food trucks will be outside to serve lunch on the lawn. The Fair will be on Saturday, September 14, noon-7 p.m. at VSW’s auditorium at 31 Prince St. The fair will feature indie publishers such as After Image, Abscura, and ARTBOOK, and there will be selected readings by area writers throughout the day. For more information visit — BY COLIN MCCOY

Art Exhibits Livingston Arts Center, 4 Murray Hill Dr. Mt. Morris. New Deal Gallery: “Under the Influence: New Deal Painters And Their Artistic Influences.” Through October 5. 243-6785. LuLuLemon Athletica, 3040 Monroe Ave. “Your Body” Anatomy Drawings by Carla Bartow. 271-1427. lululemon. com. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. “Landscape: Subject and Stimuli.” Reception & panel talk Sep 7, 4:30 p.m. 315-4620210. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Through Sep 19: Creative Workshop Faculty Show. Admission free during workshop hours. 276-8959. mag.rochester. edu.; Through Dec 13 in Lockhart Gallery: “Connoisseurs Around the Corner: Gifts of Art from MAG’s Founding Family.” 276-8900. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. “Luminaria” Art lighting the path to wellness. Creative Wellness Coalition. 325-3145 x144. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Alumni Show: Chris Mostyn and Rick Nickel. Through Oct 4. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception and gallery talk Sep 21, 2 p.m. 2923121. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. “Celebrate Our Surroundings.” Benefit for The Finger Lakes Museum. 624-7740. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. “Seeing Through Our Eyes,”

artwork by residents. Through Sep 15. Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 546-8439 x3716. abmiller@ Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Nazareth College Department of Art Faculty Show. Through Sep 20. Tue-Thu noon-5 p.m., FriSat noon-8 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. Opening reception Sep 6. 389-5073. Nazareth College Colacino Gallery, 4245 East Ave. “Codex Gigas: New Paintings and Work from C. Graham Carson.” Through Sep 20. Wed-Sun noon-5 p.m. Opening reception Sep 6, 5-7 p.m. 389-2532. New Deal Gallery, 4 Livingston County Campus. Mount Morris. Expressions of the Civil War. In recognition of the 150th Anniversary. The Faces of Michael Teres and Leslie Heen. Photographer Michael Teres and painter Leslie Heen team up for an exhibit in Apartment One. Wed, Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2436785. The Owl House, 75 Marshall St. Bradely Butler Art Opening. 3602920. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S Main St. Canandaigua. “Focus on the Finger Lakes.” Through Sep 29. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12:30-4 p.m. 394-0030.; “The Jim Erdle Tractor Collection.” Through Sep 30. Reception Sep 14, 6-8 p.m. 394-0030. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Stormymade: Garden of Earthly Delights by Margaret Storms. With music by Precious Kindred. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. State of the City: Street-ish. Through Sep 28. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m. 461-2222.

32 CITY SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2013 Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. DRAW Presents “My Space.” Through Oct 4. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception Sep 13, 6:30-9 p.m. 385-8023. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community. Through Sep 30, 2013. mag. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St. Mona Oates and Wen-Hua Chen. Wed 12-5 p.m. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. “Transmutations” Photographic Works by Carl Chiarenza. Also at Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., Suite 303. Through Oct 12. 232-6030 x23, or 461-4447, Spencer Hill Gallery, 10503 North Rd., Corning. Footloose: A Showcase of 12 X 12s by 21 Artists. Through Sep 14. Participating Rochester artists: Scot Bennett, Douglas Giebel, Nancy Jurs, Lanna Pejovic, Peter Pincus, Masha Ryskin, and Sabra Wood. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. “Sunrise to Moonset,” by Valerie Berner. Through Sep 28. Open daily and nightly. 2712630. Steve Carpenter Gallery & Art Center, 175 Anderson Ave. New York Figure Study Guild Annual Art Exhibition. Through Sep 14. Sep 11-13 1-4 p.m., Sep 14 6-9 p.m. 758-1410. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. “It’s a Funny Story” Illustrations by Aarom Humby. 473-0503. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Department of Art Faculty Exhibition. Through Oct 13. 3952787. Wayne County Council for the Arts, 108 W. Miller St. Newark. “Then & Now,” Drawings by Neal McDannel.. Through Sep 27. Thu-Sun noon-3 p.m., and by appt.

Oct 18-Nov 15 645-2485. Go Art. Ongoing. The GeneseeOrleans Regional Arts Council is seeking artists interested in exhibiting their work in four galleries 343-9313. info@goart. org. New York Filmmakers Quarterly. Ongoing. Films must have been produced within NYS in the past 2 years. No fee. No honorarium. Max length 30 minutes. To be screened at Little Theatre last Wednesdays and Saturdays in January, April, July, and October. Send DVD screener + cover letter with 1 sentence bio and one sentence film description to Karen vanMeenan, Programmer, New York Filmmakers Quarterly, Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester NY 14604. Notification by email within 8 weeks of receipt emergingfilmmakers@yahoo. com. Schmoovies Call for Entries. Through Sep. 12. Submit short movies by Aug 12 at 11:59 p.m. Event to be held Monday, Sep 9 305-3692. wayne@

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[ SUN., SEPTEMBER 15 ] Artist Row. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. More than 180 vendors working in a variety of media, your favorite market food, live music, free admission and parking, and more Free.

[ WED., SEPTEMBER 11 ] Call for Art. Ongoing. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs The gallery is currently seeking artists working in all media. Please include the following in your email: - 3 to 5 jpeg images of current work Artist statement - CV/Resume Kindly indicate whether you are submitting available work or work that is representative 315-4620210. Call for Artists. Ongoing. 4614447. Cayuga Naturally 2013 Photo Contest. Through Oct. 7. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd Photos must have been taken in Cayuga County between 10/1/12 and 09/30/13. Submit to Sterling Nature Center by Oct 7, 2013 315-947-6143. snc@ sterlingnaturecenter. Elements of Expression: Words & Images. Through Sep. 30. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Dates of exhibit:

Art Events [ WED., SEPTEMBER 11 ] Thirst 4 Art Vinyl Painting. Sep. 11. 9/11: Winton Bar & Grill 6-8:30 p.m., 9/18: Napa Woodfire Grill 6-9 p.m $35, register. 329-8933. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 14 ] Anderson Alley Artists Second Saturday Open House. Second Saturday of every month, 12-4 p.m. Anderson Alley Building, 250 N. Goodman St North Winton Village 7th Annual Festival of the Arts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Linear Garden at East Main Street. Music, food and fun for all festival-of-the-arts/. Sign Language Museum Tour. Every other Saturday, 11 a.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Included in museum admission $5-$12, free to members. 271-3361 x238. eastmanhouse. org.

[ TUE., SEPTEMBER 17 ] More Fire Glass Studio Open House. 6-9 p.m. More Fire Glass Studio, 80 Rockwood Place Glassblowing demos, food, raffles Free. 242-0450.

Comedy [ THU., SEPTEMBER 12 ] Rich Vos. Sep. 12-14. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $12-$15. 671-9080. [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 13 ] Danny Liberto. Sep. 13-14, 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue $10. 328-6000.


Residents of Rochester’s historic Maplewood neighborhood are opening their doors to the public this weekend as part of the annual Maplewood Historic Homes Tour. The tour allows visitors the opportunity to stroll along the beautiful Seneca Parkway and take a step back in time to a bygone era of the city’s gilded past. The tour includes walk-ins of six beautiful, architecturally unique homes, including those in Tudor, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival styles. Along the way guests can stop to enjoy a variety of musical performances along the Olmstead Mall. The tour will be held on Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and will run rain or shine. Advanced tickets are already on sale for $10 per person and $8 for senior citizens and can be purchased at Parkleigh (215 Park Ave.), The Peppermill Restaurant (1776 Dewey Ave.), and Creative Hands (1011 Dewey Ave.). Additionally tickets can be purchased the day of the tour for $12 at the tour headquarters at St. Luke’s Tabernacle on 1261 Dewey Ave. For additional home tour and ticket information call 458-3460 or visit — BY COLIN MCCOY Improv Comedy Battles. Fri 9:30 p.m., Sat 7:30 p.m. Village Idiots Improv Comedy, 274 Goodman St. N. $5. 797-9086. VIP@

participants and observers welcome to play $5. 271-4930.

[ SAT., SEPTEMBER 14 ] John “Dr. Dirty” Valby. 10:30 p.m. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street $15. 2708570.


[ TUE., SEPTEMBER 17 ] Comedy Open Mic. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Acanthus Café, 337 East Ave. 7 p.m. sign up. Host: Woody Battaglia 902-2010.

Dance Events [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 13 ] Hip Hop Master Class with Nicole Kaplan. 2-3:30 p.m. Spurrier Dance Studio, University of Rochester, River Campus Free. 273-5150. dance/events. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 14 ] West African Drumming and Dance Classes with Fana Bangoura. Drumming: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Baobab (728 University Ave.). Dance: Sundays, from 2-3:30 .p.m at DancEncounters (215 Tremont St.) $10-$15. 503-679-3372. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 15 ] Tap Dance Jam Session w/ Live Music. Third Sunday of every month, 2-4:30 p.m. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. All age/all level dancing

[ WED., SEPTEMBER 11-SUN., SEPTEMBER 15 ] Greentopia Festival. Through Sep. 15. Greentopia 2013 is a weeklong celebration of art, music, film, ideas and activism. Based in the historic High Falls district and other venues throughout the county Free. 287-5560. [ THU., SEPTEMBER 12-SAT., SEPTEMBER 14 ] 26th Annual Irondequoit Oktoberfest. Sep. 12-14. Camp Eastman, 1558 Lakeshore Blvd Irondequoit Thu 4-10 p.m., Fri 4-11 p.m., Sat 2-11 p.m., Sep 20-21: Fri noon-11 p.m., Sat 2-11 p.m $8 admission, Fri Sep 20 noon-3 p.m. $4. 336-6070. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 14 ] 2013 Maplewood Home Tour. 11 a.m. 2013 Maplewood Home Tour, Seneca Parkway Six beautiful homes on Seneca Parkway. Musical performances by area musicians representing a range of musical styles. Local artists will showcase their craft and have items for sale $8-$12 for tours, festival free 458-3460. 2013maplewoodhometour@ Springwater Fiddlers Fair & American Crafts Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sugarbush Hollow, 8447 Pardee Hollow Rd., Springwater

Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous (FA) Information Session. 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Church of Canandaigua UCC, 58 N Main St Canandaigua Free. 394-2184. “Insight from the Bedside of the CCU, Cath and EP Labs.” 7:15 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Dawn K. Buss, RN, MS, Nurse Manager, URMC, will speak

$6, children age 10 and younger free with paid adult. 943-3475. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 14-SUN., SEPTEMBER 15 ] Palmyra Canaltown Days. Sep. 14-15. Village of Palmyra. Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 15 ] 18th Annual Purple Foot Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd Fairport $14-$16 at the door, $12 Wine Lovers Club Mmembers, Under 21 Free. Available at the winery, Wegmans and online 223-4210. Purple Foot Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd Fairport Grape stomping, live music, food, vendors, tours, tastings, hay rides, children’s play area, magic show $12 advance $15 at the door, $10 Wine Lover Club, under 21 – free 233-4210. [ MON., SEPTEMBER 16 ] Festival of Food. 6-9 p.m. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. Features over 100 local restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries and farms sampling the best food and drink in the region. All proceeds benefit Foodlink $50$60 328-3380 x131.

Kids Events [ WED., SEPTEMBER 11 ] Teen Movie Makers. 7-8:30 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Grades 6-12 Free, register. 637-1050. [ THU., SEPTEMBER 12 ] The Butterfly Beltway Project. 4 p.m. Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave Join us rain or shine, as we release butterflies in our butterfly garden. Learn about the life cycle and migration of Monarch butterflies from Seneca Park Zoo staff, and participate in a special butterfly release Free. 3363035. alexandra_croll@westiron. westirondequoit. org/helmernc. Free Ettiquette Classes. The Refinement Studio, 55 Canterbury Road. Ages 5yrs-8yrs 9/10/13, 9/17/13 & 9/26/13 at 4 p.m., and ages 9yrs-12yrs 9/12/13 and 9/19/13 at 4 p.m Free, register. 244-2228. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 15 ] Children Stride & Ride to Raise Awareness on Missing & Exploited Children. 9 a.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave Kids between the ages 5 and 13 are encouraged to participate. No adults are allowed to race. Depending on children’s ages, the distance of the bike ride and walk/run varies $25, register.

Lectures [ WED., SEPTEMBER 11 ] Different Tea Types & Brewing Techniques. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. Guild Opera Lecture: Verdi’s Rigoletto. 7-9 p.m. Fairport Library, 1 Village Landing Free, register. 223-9091.


It’s time to get Wedge-Ucated again. Make a stop in the South Wedge neighborhood Thursday, September 12, where City Newspaper will be putting on its annual South Wedge-Ucation event. If you’re like every person ever and you like a good deal, this is one event you don’t want to miss. Merchants in the Wedge will be offering too-good-to-be-true deals on food, drink, goods, and services. In addition, some of the top arts and cultural organizations in Rochester — including Little Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Rochester Fringe Festival, and TheaterROCS — will be on hand with offers of their own. If you’re a college student, here’s a little extra incentive: the first 250 college students with valid student ID’s (not ones from 10 years ago) who stop by the City Newspaper tent in front of Historic Houseparts (540 South Ave.) will receive a free bag of swag. Who doesn’t want one of those? Wine, ukuleles, ice cream, and scarves are just some of the items you can get bargains on, so be sure to stop out and get the best Wedge-Ucation money can buy. The event runs Thursday 5-9 p.m. along South Avenue. For a full list of offers and more details check out the event page on Facebook or visit — BY TREVOR LEWIS [ THU., SEPTEMBER 12 ] Backingpacking Europe on the Cheap. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. Block that Metaphor? Corporate Personhood Before and After Citizens United. 6:30 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus Free 275-8614. “Focus 45” Lunchtime Lecture: The Newly Acquired Pipe Organ with Kathy Connor. 12:15 p.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. $3-$6. 271-3361. eastmanhouse. org. The Music of John Cage-Why does he Matter? 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. Rochester Birding Association Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave All are welcome to the free monthly meeting of the Rochester Birding Association, when the eminent conservation scientist John Rappole will be discussing “What Climate Change Means for Birds.” Free. 331-6822. ddallen3@yahoo. com. Stage Whispers: Conversations with Theater Professionals. 10 a.m. Tower Fine Arts Center,

SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Almost, Maine playwright John Cariani Free. 395-2787. [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 13 ] Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous (FA) Information Session. 6:30 p.m. Unity Hospital, 1555 Long Pond Rd., Education Center Free. (585) 723-7000. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 14 ] Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous (FA) Information Session. 2 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3835 East Henrietta Rd. Free. 334-1110. Scleroderma Education Forum. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Unity Health System: The Villages at Unity, 1477 Long Pond Rd. 607723-2239. mbbkadylak@ Scleroderma Foundation: Tri-State Chapter Rochester Scleroderma Patient Education Forum. 11:30 a.m. Unity Health System: The Villages at Unity, 1477 Long Pond Rd. Free. 800-867-0885. mbbkadylak@ [ MON., SEPTEMBER 16 ] Essential Oils 101. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $25. 7307034. info@rochesterbrainery. com.

[ TUE., SEPTEMBER 17 ] Conquer Your Cravings. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 7307034. info@rochesterbrainery. com. Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free. 784-5300. “Making the Case for Vegan Eating: Healthy People, Healthy Planet.” 6-8:30 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St Canandaigua Register. 394-1381. [ WED., SEPTEMBER 18 ] Guild Opera Lecture: Bad Girls in Opera. 7-9 p.m. Fairport Library, 1 Village Landing Free, register. 223-9091. The Icarus Sessions. Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Hanlon-Fiske Studios, 34 Elton St. T Free. 705-6581. Pets 101. 6:30 p.m. Monroe Branch Library, 809 Monroe Ave. Free. 428-8202.

Literary Events [ WED., SEPTEMBER 11 ] Book Talk: “The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences: How Christian Anti-Judaism Spawned Nazi Anti-Semitism” by Anthony J. Sciolino. 7-8:30 p.m. Church of the Transfiguration, 50 West Bloomfield Rd 248-2427. Greece Library Used Book Sale. Sep. 11-14. Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd. Members preivew sale Wed 5-8 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m./$3 bag sale 225-8951. Irondequoit Public Library Contemporary Book Discussion Group: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer. Sep. 11-12. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd Wed 7 p.m., Thu 3 p.m Free. 336-6060. Penfield Library 37th Annual Used Book Sale. Through Sep. 14. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Wed-Thu 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (half price), Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ($3 bag) 340-8647. Pure Kona Poetry Readings. 7 p.m. Acanthus Café, 337 East Ave. 7/3: Chris Shelton 7/10: Karen Beck 7/17: Colleen Powderly 7/24: Sheila Evans 7/31: Michael Ketchek. Free. 319-5999. Women Who Love to Read: “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce.. 7 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St [ THU., SEPTEMBER 12 ] Science Fiction Book Group: “Wool” by Hugh Howey. 7 p.m.

Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 13 ] Friends of the Pittsford Library Mini Book Sale. Sep. 13-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St Pittsford 490-8884. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 17 ] Book Discussion: “Name All the Animals: A Memoir” by Alison Smith. Sep. 17-18. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Tue 1:30 p.m., Wed 7 p.m Free. 784-5300. Books Sandwiched In. Noon. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. “Drinking Water: A History” by James Salzman, reviewed by Wayne Howard, co-chair of the Sierra Club Binational Great Lakes Committee Free. 4288350. rebecca.fuss@libraryweb. org.

Recreation [ WED., SEPTEMBER 11 ] Upper St. Helena Hike: Scenic Loop Series. 10 a.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park . Castile $8 parking fee 493-3625. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 14 ] Birding Field Trip. 2 p.m. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3395 US Route 20 East Meet in the Bushnell Basin “Park and Ride” lot. The meeting site is off Route 96 just south of Exit number 27 from I-490 Free. 381-2189 or 503-2534. Free Scenic Guided Hike/Tour: Smith Pioneer Cemetery. 9 a.m. Smith Pioneer Cemetery, Gloria Drive, just south of Sweets Corners Road and north of Atlantic Avenue. Look for the hike signs and parking attendants Free, register. 340-8655, option 6. Geology at Mount Hope Cemetery. 12:30 p.m. Mount Hope Cemetery, North Gate, 791 Mt. Hope Ave. $7, free to members. 461-3494. GVHC Hike. 10:30 a.m. Panorama Plaza, Penfield Rd. Easy 4 mile hike, Philbrick Park. Meet near Tops Free 544-3387. Nature Walk: Jemison Trail. 10 a.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park . Castile $8 parking fee. 493-3625. Public Tour of South Section of Mount Hope Cemetery. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Ave. Meet: Cemetery Office, South entrance opposite the Distillery restaurant. $5, members and kids under 16 free 461-3494. Trees for Troops 5K. 8:30 a.m. Stokoe Farms, 656 S Rd Scottsville. All proceeds go to Trees For Troops $20, register. TreesForTroops@StokoeFarms. com. Walk for Farm Animals. 10 a.m. Genesee Valley Park, Elmwood Ave. 10 a.m. check in , 11 a.m. walk, noon Speaker: Dr. Ted Barnett, President of the Rochester Area Vegetarian Society, on the nutritional benefits of a plant based diet. Music by Alyssa Trahan, raffles, kid’s activities. Vegan and vegetarian food $15-$25, under age 18 free 503-6304. carlabunga@gmail. com.

[ SUN., SEPTEMBER 15 ] Beginner Birding Trip. 8 a.m. Charlotte Beach, 4650 Lake Ave Free. 329-3583 or 6719639. Fungi with Fun Guys. 2 p.m. The Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, 1581 Jackson Road Free. 773-8911. GVHC Hike. 9 a.m. Meet at I-490 exit 27 park and ride lot (Suburbs: Bushnell’s Basin), strenuous/hilly 6 mile hike, Hi Tor wildlife area $4 carpool fee. 465-0990. National Kidney Foundation’s Rochester Kidney Walk to Fight Kidney Disease. 8:30 a.m. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way 5983963. Ovarian Cancer Race. 8:15 a.m. Cobbs Hill Park, 100 Norris Drive ovarian_cancer_race.php. Public Tour of North Section of Mount Hope Cemetery. 2 p.m Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Ave. Except May 12 see Special Events. Meet: North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Dr. $5, members and kids under 16 free 461-3494. A Ride through History with Rene Robert LaSalle. noon. Historic canoe ride leaves every two hours, beginning at noon, from Bay Creek Paddle on Empire Blvd $22, register. 340-8655, option 6. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 17 ] Fall Wandering in Letchworth. 9 a.m. Meet at the NE corner of the parking lot of the Double Tree Hotel, 1111 Jefferson Rd. at Rt. 390. Wear sturdy footwear you don’t mind getting wet and bring lunch, water, and binoculars. Seniors: bring your driver’s license. The admission fee to the park is waived for cars with any person 62 years and older showing proof of age. 3838168. Pacesetters Walk. 6:30 p.m. St.Paul Blvd./White City Walk. Meet in parking lot of Iroquois Middle School, 150 Colebrook Drive off St. Paul Blvd. Going North towards the lake. Bring flashlights 249-9507. [ WED., SEPTEMBER 18 ] Crepuscular Walk: Nearly Full Harvest Moon Over the River. 6 p.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park . Castile Bring flashlight $8 parking fee. 493-3625.

Special Events [ WED., SEPTEMBER 11 ] 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony and Outreach Event. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. VA Western New York Healthcare System, 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia 297-1207. African American Landmarks. 6:30-8 p.m. Northwest Neighborhood. Holy Rosary Apartment Campus Meeting Room, 414 Lexington Ave 5467029 x14. Fall Community Meal. 5-6:30 p.m. Covenant United Methodist Church, Culver Rd Pulled Pork on Bun, Cole Slaw, Apple Sauce, Dessert, Beverage. Reservations are not required. Everybody is welcome Free. 654-8115. Fall Used Book Sale. Sep. 11-14, 10 a.m. Penfield Public Library, continues on page 34 CITY 33

Special Events 1985 Baird Rd. Wed-Thu 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (1/2 price day), Sat 9 a.m.-2 p.m. ($3/bag sale). Proceeds benefit the library Free. 3408720. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 730-5030. Scottsville Midweek Farmers’ Market. 4-7 p.m Smith Warren Post 367 American Legion, 61 Main Street in Scottsville 8893981. Teddy Bear Picnic Dinner. 6:30 p.m. Kings Bend Park in Pittsford 943-6616. btk. Wine Cruise onboard Sam Patch. Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m., Fridays 6:30-8 p.m. Meet at Schoen Place in Village of Pittsford $26, register. 6625748. [ THU., SEPTEMBER 12 ] ImageOut Festival Fair. 6:30-9 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Film program at 8 p.m. that begins with a programmers’ Preview of the 2013 festival selections with screening of select trailers. The feature film screened during the fair will be “Marta Cunningham’s Valentine Road,” a Sundance Official Selection and Frameline Outstanding Documentary Award winner. Includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar Free. Lincoln Tours. 1 & 3 p.m. Seward House Historic Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. 315-2521283. Max at the Gallery Tapas Night. 5-8 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Live music, wine, beer, tapas for purchase Included in admission: $2.50-$6. 276-8900. South Wedge Farmers’ Market. 4 p.m Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 4 p.m Free. 2698918. [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 13 ] Coaster Art & Beer Tasting. 6-9 p.m. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. Come check out the exhibit of vintage and modern coasters, then try your hand at designing and letterpress printing your own. Beer tasting provided by Ithaca Beer Co 244-1730. Friday Happy Hour. 5-7 p.m. Veritas Wine Bar, 217 Alexander St. 2-for-1 on wines by-the-glass and beers by-the-bottle!. 2622336. RIT Observatory Open House. 8 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Free. Sylvester Hosmer Inn Dinner. Through Sep. 14. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford 6 p.m $65, register. 294-8218. Women of Faith 2013 Tour. 7 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $49-$109. 888-493-2484. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 14 ] 19th Century Fashion: Jane, Dandies, Victoria and Gibson girls. noon. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Malinda Byrne, historic interpreter from the Genesee


Eat, drink, and be happy. Oh, and add stomping grapes into the equation to be even happier. Foodlink is hosting its 10th annual Festival of Food Monday, September 16, while Casa Larga’s 18th annual harvest celebration, the Purple Foot Festival, will be held Sunday, September 15. The Festival of Food will be held Monday at the Rochester Public Market (280 N. Union St.) 6-9 p.m. and will feature more than 100 local restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries and farms — and you get the chance to sample them all. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. All proceeds benefit Foodlink. Visit for more information, or call 328-3380. The Purple Foot Festival runs Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., rain or shine, at Casa Larga Vineyards (2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport). With grape stomping, vineyard tours (ASL tours and tastings available), hayrides, food, live music, and much more, it’s a great way to welcome in the fall harvest. Tickets are $12 for members of the Wine Lover Club, $14 in advance, $16 at the door, and free to those under 21. Visit or call 223-4210 for more information. — BY TREVOR LEWIS Country Village and Museum, will bring examples of men’s and women’s clothing from the 19th century to illustrate how fashion reflected changing views on gender, class and technology in the 1800s. Find out what was worn beneath the clothes, hear stories about events that influenced fashion, and examine costumes up close. Those who pre-register will be eligible to win a prize at the event Free, register. 428-8140. mfraser@libraryweb. org. Brainery Bazaar. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. As always, the first 25 people through the door will receive a FREE Brainery Bazaar tote bag filled with free swag from some of our vendors Free admission 730-7034. Canandaigua Farmer’s Market. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Pavilion on Mill Street, one block east of Main St., Canandaigua Darien Lake’s Festival of Nations. Sep. 14-15, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Darien Lake Theme Park, 9993 Allegheny Rd. Showcasing dance and music from across the nation Eastman House Fall Plant Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Free admission. 271-3361. Gathering of Gardeners. 8 a.m. Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Avenue The Master

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Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County are sponsoring a fall symposium, Smart Garden Choices: Grow It, Admire It and Sometimes Eat It! Barry Glick and Karen Bussolini, both nationally known, are the featured speakers $50. 461-1000 x225. Genesee County Master Gardeners Fall Garden Gala. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 420 East Main St 343-3040 x101. genesee. Harvest Celebration of Food & Wine. 10 a.m. Keuka Lake Wine Trail, 2375 Route 14A $19 each day or weekend pass for $25 800-440-4898. Medina Railroad Museum Wine Trains. Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave. $45, $55 first class 798-6196. New Bethel CME Church 90th Church Anniversary Celebration. 5-9 p.m. Double Tree Hotel, 1111 Jefferson Road $50, register. 232-3815. Pub Fair. 12-7 p.m. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street The Pub Fair will bring together book artists, photographers, independent publishers, and DIYers to exhibit their work in a unique market showcasing the gamut of what publishing can be. Artist’s books, photobookworks, magazines, zines, digital publishing as well as resources for all of these will be on hand to

peruse and purchase Free. 4428676. Saturday Laser Shows: Pink Floyd/ Led Zeppelin. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Pink Floyd 8 p.m., Led Zeppelin 9:30 p.m $6-$7. 2711880. Superstar Showcase and Entertainment Extravaganza. 7 p.m. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Confirmed acts include the innovative Rochester City Ballet, the University of Rochester-based a capella singing-sensations The YellowJackets, classical pianist Ines Draskovic, the exciting UP! State Cirque Performance Troupe, mentalist Cris Johnson, and indie-harpist Mikaela Davis $75, register. 394-1381 x306. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 15 ] Basic Old-School Dungeons and Dragons Gaming Group. Third Sunday of every month. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St All ages and skill-levels welcome Free. 637-2260. Benefit Event for Lion Hans Martens. 1-5 p.m. Ferris Goodridge American Legion Post, 691 Trimmer Road., Spencerport. Special FX DJ Rob Linton, food, drinks, silent auction, 50/50 raffles $10. 544-2316. Brighton Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m Brighton High School, 1150 Winton Rd S Brighton Green at the Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 9/8 Sustainable Transportation, 10/13 Recycling vs. Zero Waste… What’s the Difference?. 242-5046. Grand Opening Celebration of Spectrum Creative Arts. 1-5 p.m. Spectrum Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. Food, live music, face painting, art stations, and more fun for the whole family Free. 444-0201. wade@ Lehigh Vallery Railroad Museum Open to the Public.. 1-3 p.m. Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society Station Museum, 8 E. High St A large collection of historical artifacts from the Lehigh Valley Railroad is on display at the museum Free, donations accepted. 289-8022. Penfield Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.1 p.m. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd . Penfield 377-1982 x224. Russian Conversation Hour. 1 p.m. Colie’s Cafe, 657 Park Ave. Meet for an informal Russian conversation for all levels from beginners to native speakers Free. 330-389-4983. facebook. com/coliescafe. Say Yes to the Best Bridal Show. 12-4 p.m. Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd. Two fashion shows by Alfred Angelo, lots of local vendors for indoor/ outdoor affairs, Raffling away a lot of prizes RadissonAirportROCNY. Tracking Fall Foliage by Trolley and Train. 11 a.m.-5 p.m New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd Departures every 30 minutes $8-$10. 5331113. Witness Palestine Film Series. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Sept 15 at 2.00 pm: Jerusalem The East Side Story and Follow the Money Sept 16 at 6.45 pm:

The People and the Olive Sept 22 at 2.00 pm: Two Sided Story Sept 23 at 12.30 pm: Going Against the Grain [at St John Fisher College]. $8 per film. [ MON., SEPTEMBER 16 ] Groundbreaking for Seneca Art & Culture Center. 11 a.m. Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 New York 444 Free. 7421690. Voice of the Citizen Budgeting for Public Safety meetings. 6-8 p.m. Carter St. Community Center, 500 Carter St 429-5990. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 17 ] Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? 7 p.m. Cinema Theatre, 957 S. Clinton Ave. RCTV 20th Anniversary Film Forum & Speaker Series. Pulitzer-Prize winning author David Cay Johnston will discuss the film and answer questions $6. 325-1238. Tuesday Taco Trivia. 9-11 p.m. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. Lots of giveaways and specials. 232-6000. Westside Farmers Market. 4-7:30 p.m Westside Farmers Market, 831 Genesee St. 436-8999. westsidemarketrochester@ [ WED., SEPTEMBER 18 ] 2013 National Veterans Job Expo. 1 & 4 p.m. Diplomat Party House, 1956 Lyell Ave The area’s largest veteran recruitment event with 100+ employers. Open to veterans, active duty service members, guards, and reservists. Bring resumes and wear business attire to be prepared to interview on-the-spot Free. 546-4250. nena.siverd@ Al Sigl’s Fine Tastings. 5:30-8 p.m. Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road . Pittsford $75, register. Monthly Meeting: Annual Show & Tell/Swap & Sale. 7-9 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave Club members only for the sale (not the swap) 288-5683. Screening & Q&A with William Kentridge. 8 p.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Call for info 271-3361. dryden.

Sports [ WED., SEPTEMBER 11 ] Bocce League. 6 p.m Highland Park, 171 Reservoir Ave. $50pp or $200per team (up to 6 players). [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 14 ] Roc City Roller Derby Home Opener. 5 p.m. Sports Center at MCC, 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd Scar Wars: Return of the Flat Track $5-$20 USA Sanction Boxing Bouts. 3 p.m. U-Prep Charter School, 180 Raines Park 752-2621.

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Rd. Wed Sep 11 2 & 7:30 p.m $22-$50 315-255-1305. “Hank Williams: Lost Highway.” Sep. 18-Oct. 5. Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd Through Oct 5. Wed Sep 18 7:30 p.m. $22-$50. 315‑255‑1785. “My Gal Patsy.” Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $29-$33. 325-4370. “A Night in the Slammer, a Day in the Clink.” Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut St Friday hourly 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Sat 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m., Sunday hourly noon-2 p.m $15-$20, advance only 315 946 4943. “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” Through Sep. 18. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Oct 13. Previews: Sep 11-12, 7:30 p.m., Fri, 8 p.m., Sat 2 p.m. (Open Captioned Performance), Opening Sat 8 p.m. (40th Anniversary Gala), Performances Sun 2 & 7 p.m., Tue 6 p.m., Wed Sep 18, 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 2324382.

Theater Audition [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 14 ] “A Christmas Carol.” Sep. 14-15. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There are eight children’s roles and two casts of children will alternate performances. Auditionees must be between the ages of 5 and 13. Arrive with a headshot or photograph to be left with the director and be prepared to sing either one verse of a prepared song (please bring sheet music in the correct key) or, if the child does not have sheet music, “Happy Birthday” is acceptable Free, by appointment only 420-2047. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 15 ] Nutcracker Ballet Open Auditions. 1 & 2:30 p.m. Flower City Ballet, 250 Cumberland St., Sute 250 Flower City Ballet is auditioning dancers for the company’s 8th annual full length production of Nutcracker. 1-2:15 p.m. for ages 6-14, 2:30-4 p.m. for ages 15 and older. All levels welcome Free. 325-2114. [ MON., SEPTEMBER 16 ] Moscow Ballet “The Nutcracker” Auditions. Sep. 16-19. Dancing with Denise, 1077 Gravel Rd., Webster. For student dancers ages 7-16 years. Applicants must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes 2665860. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 17 ] “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge.” Sep. 17-20. Black Sheep Theatre, 274 N Goodman St., third floor, Studio D313 Sep 17, 6-7:30 p.m., Sep 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Sep 20, 6 p.m. Roles are written for 6 men, 4 women (one AfricanAmerican), and two children, a boy and a girl, ages 8 and up. This cast size includes doubling, but some parts may be split to accommodate a larger cast 8614816.

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Workshops [ WED., SEPTEMBER 11 ] Asian Brush Painting and Calligraphy Demo by Alice Chen. 7-8:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Register. 7845300. Family Development Class: “Improving Parent-Child Relationships (Part 1 of 6).” 6-8 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of pre-school to pre-teen children Free, RSVP. 325-3145 x131. Fresh from the Farmers Market. 6-8 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave $30, register. 461-1000 x257. cce.cornell. edu/monroe. Small Business Council Boot Camp #7: Success Is All In Your Head. 7:45 a.m. Mario’s, 2740 Monroe Ave. Presented By: Beth Sears, Ph.D., Workplace Communication, Inc $25, SBC members free. 271-1111. [ THU., SEPTEMBER 12 ] 42-hour Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Training in Family and Divorce Mediation. Sep. 12-14. Register. 586-1830. Jim Beloff Ukulele Workshop. 7-9 p.m. Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, 112 East Ave $35, register. 4736140. JSY at the Market. 1 p.m Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. Foodlink’s nutritionist offers free cooking demonstrations on ways to prepare fresh fruits and vegetables purchased at the Rochester Public Market using SNAP benefits. Free. 3283380. Nexus Nights. 7 p.m Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. Explorations in food and beverage with a splash of science Free Event. 319-5279. Rochester Makerspace Open Nights. 6-10 p.m. Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul St. #23. Bring a project to work on or something to show others, help work on the space, or just get to know the venue Free. 210--0075. Workshops to Assist Small Businesses with Affordable Health Care Act Options. Sep. 12. September 10, 4 p.m. Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Boulevard. September 12, 6 p.m. Fairport Public Library, 1 Village Landing. September 18, 9 a.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue Free, register. 428-8130. www3. aspx?id=483145. You are Not Alone: Together We Find Hope, Support and Understanding. 9:30 a.m. Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Dr. Mark Mapstone will address common questions about the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as the latest research on the disease Free to people with Alzheimer’s disease/ dementia. $15 for caregivers, $50 for professionals 800-2723900. alz. org/rochesterny.



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The 21st annual ImageOut LBGT film festival will run October 11-20, but you can get a sneak peek Thursday, September 12, with the event’s Festival Fair. Here the official line-up for the festival will be unveiled and tickets will go on sale for the first time. The fair also offers guests an opportunity to schmooze with ImageOut staff and snack on hors d’oeuvres, and even take in a free screening of Marta Cunningham’s acclaimed documentary “Valentine Road” (pictured). The film chronicles the aftermath of the death of transgender teen Lawrence “Larry” King, and offers a glimpse into the struggles faced by transgender individuals in discovering their identity and overcoming discrimination.

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The Festival Fair will be held 6:30-9 p.m. in the Rochester Museum and Science Center’s Eisenhart Auditorium (657 East Ave.). The fair itself is free for the general public but tickets for the ImageOut festival will be sold for $7-$15 at the event with $2 discounts for senior citizens (65 years or older) and people under 24. For more information call 271-2640 or visit — BY COLIN MCCOY [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 13 ] Dialogue with the Upstate Funding Community: A Forum for Funders and Nonprofits. 10 a.m.-noon. Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N. Goodman St. $10$40, register. 473-4000. Foodlink SNAP Clinic. Second Friday of every month, 10:30 a.m. Cameron Community Ministries, 48 Cameron St. SNAP Clinics are routine outreach dates at Foodlink’s partner agencies (i.e shelters, pantries and soup kitchens) in which community members can learn more about the USDA’s SNAP program. Interested community members can be prescreened for SNAP eligibility based off of the information they provide about their household, income, and living expenses Free. 328-3380. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 14 ] So you want to get into print? with Larry Berger. 2 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free, register. 637-2260. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 15 ] Beyond Mums and Pumpkins: Planting for Fall Interest. 2 p.m. Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd Free, register. 223-1222 x100. trish@ [ MON., SEPTEMBER 16 ] Conversation on Race. 6 p.m. Lyell Branch, Rochester Public Library, 956 Lyell Ave. A facilitated and open dialogue about race and its impact on all of us Free. 428-8218.

Culinary Class: Steve Taylor of The Woodcliff Hotel & Spa. 6-8:30 p.m. The Culinary Center at Vella, 237 PittsfordPalmyra Rd $79, register. 4219362. Ice Cream is a Foam: How to Create & Indulge in a Proper Custard. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. This class will explore the basics of making an ice cream base; touching upon history and chemistry. Be prepared to use your hands and taste buds. Each participant will also take home ice cream $25. 730-7034. Transplant Awareness Organization (TAO) September Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 36 S Main St . Pittsford Meeting and pizza party Free. 5869252. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 17 ] Buddhist Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Amitabha Foundation, 11 South Goodman St. “The Essence of the Heart Sutra.”. By donation. 451-7039. NY@

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Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361,

Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420,

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Voices and romance “In a World...”


The curious title of “In a World...” comes from a repeated phrase, the opening words of the voiceover introduction of a series of amazonwarrior films, which the characters refer to as a “quadrilogy.” In a sense the whole movie revolves around those words, which come to accumulate more meanings as the story progresses through a relatively predictable comic plot to a cheerfully understated feminist theme.

Movies 10 2609 W. Henrietta Road 292-0303,

Pittsford Cinema 3349 Monroe Ave., 383-1310

Tinseltown USA/IMAX 2291 Buffalo Road 247-2180,

Webster 12 2190 Empire Blvd., 888-262-4386,

Vintage Drive In 1520 W Henrietta Rd., Avon 226-9290,

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Lake Bell, who also wrote and directed the picture, plays Carol Solomon, a marginally successful vocal coach who helps actors, including Eva Longoria, who plays herself, with accents and pronunciation. She maintains an audio archive of the useful and interesting pronunciations and inflections she hears, surreptitiously recording Irish, Ukrainian, and Chinese speakers, among others, throughout the film. An expert at imitating those accents, she also works as the voice for radio and television commercials and movie trailers. Her work provides the unusual context of the picture, an entertaining inside look at the special world of the people who are heard but never seen, the voices in those commercials and trailers. Carol’s father, Sam (Fred Melamed), is a successful vocal artist on the brink of retirement, about to receive a lifetimeachievement award from his colleagues; Sam generously relinquishes the opportunity to speak the title phrase to another successful performer, Gustav Wagner (Ken Marino).


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When he discovers his daughter is also competing for the chance to become the voice of the trailers and therefore achieve a considerable success herself, Sam decides to rescind his retirement and reenter the race. Gustav resolves to win the contest through a cynical ploy, seducing Carol at a lavish party he hosts, a seduction that begins with one of the weirdest kisses in cinema history. In addition to the fascinating glimpses of the profession that engages all the characters, a combination of domestic and romanticcomedy occupies the foreground. Carol also deals with her father moving his dizzy young girlfriend Jamie (Alexandra Holden) into his house. She camps out with her sister Dani (Michaela Watkins), who undergoes a domestic crisis of her own, some of it precipitated by Carol’s vocal archive. Amid all the complications and the most authentic presentation of a specialized and intriguing profession, “In a World...” is a quirky, offbeat comedy, with clever, credible, and funny dialogue, convincing characters, and a great deal of charm. The focus on voices and performance aligns the film with all those movies about making movies, only from an entirely new perspective. At its climax the picture also shows the trailers for the wretched “quadrilogy,” a short film inside the film, that underlines the peculiar nature of the art.


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Aside from the very brief scenes with Eva Longoria and Geena Davis, who delivers an important thematic statement in an oddly cold and dismissive manner, no familiar faces or big names appear in the cast. Refreshingly, all the other actors look like what we think of as real people rather than movie stars, which lends credibility to their characters and their profession. It seems entirely appropriate that the people who work behind the scenes, who actually make the pictures and commercials we all see and, more importantly, hear, should look ordinary rather than glamorous, normal rather than exaggerated, comical without exchanging lines and gags, so that the humor grows naturally out of the characters and the situations. Apparently a talented and accomplished young woman, Lake Bell sets the tone for both the rest of the cast and the film itself. Naïve and slightly awkward, pretty again in an ordinary way, shy and rather eccentric, she seems exactly right for a part that she herself created. Her producer and romantic counterpart, Louis (Demetri Martin), matches her nicely, sharing some of the same insecurities and neuroses. Finally, without preaching or propagandizing, “In a World...” delivers an unusual and intelligent statement about empowering women in the industry it displays. Geena Davis, her face artificially tightened like a balloon about to pop, asserts an actual thesis, a most original statement for a quirky romantic comedy.

There are some films (and filmmakers, for that matter) that wear their influences on their sleeves, unabashedly declaring to which cinematic predecessors its creators are most indebted. There’s nothing wrong with that in and of itself, but the catch is that the director should bring enough of his or her original voice to the material that the film is able to work on its own terms. Deeply reminiscent of early Terrence Malick, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” — David Lowery’s atmospheric (if somewhat awkwardly titled) fable of young desperados in love — doesn’t quite do enough to distinguish itself as much beyond an exercise in staid imitation. But it is clearly the work of a gifted filmmaker nonetheless. The film stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara (David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Bob and

Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.” PHOTO COURTESY IFC FILMS

Ruth, two outlaws in small-town 1970’s Texas who, despite their criminal actions, dream of an idyllic existence together somewhere off in the hazy future. She learns she’s pregnant, and it seems as if their aspirations are within reach. But after one of their heists goes wrong (the film is deliberately vague on the specifics), the thieves end up cornered by the police in a dilapidated old barn. In the ensuing standoff, Ruth shoots a policeman, Patrick (Ben Foster), but Bob valiantly takes the fall for their misdeeds and is sent up to the state penitentiary. Time passes, and the young lovers exchange letters, with Bob vowing to return her, no matter how long it takes. Meanwhile, Patrick has been checking in on Ruth, stopping by her home to spend time her and her now 4-yearold daughter, and he has obviously developed feelings for her. But then Ruth receives word that after five unsuccessful attempts, Bob has managed to escape prison. As Bob begins his way back to her, she must decide if that’s really what’s best for her and their young daughter. To complicate matters further, Bob is also being hunted by a group of unsavory bounty hunters, led by Charles Baker (Skinny Pete of TV’s “Breaking Bad”). Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck are both solid in their roles. They turn in subdued performances, but do a decentenough job making these archetypal characters feel like they have a passing resemblance to actual people. They have a nice chemistry in their early scenes together. I never had a problem believing their romantic relationship, which is key, as they’re separated for the majority of the film’s running time. Affleck especially feels right at home in the genre, having already given a brilliant performance in 2007’s “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.”

Ben Foster continues to prove himself to be a skilled young character actor, infusing his more traditionally heroic character with a wounded soulfulness. Keith Carradine also makes an impression as Ruth’s watchful, protective next-door neighbor, who may not be as benign as he appears at first glance. It’s also worth noting that he also contributes a song to the film’s soundtrack. As it is, the true star of the show is Bradford Young’s beautiful cinematography. The film is, start to finish, lovely to watch. Young deservedly won the Cinematography Award at this past year’s Sundance Film Festival. His lensing perfectly captures a mood (even if that mood is “1970’s Terrence Malick”), and it does evoke the right feeling for the story and its setting — all yellowed photographs and clouds of dust kicked up by rusty, beat-up pickup trucks in the golden, magic-hour lighting. It’s not an exaggeration to say that “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” is worth seeing for his work alone. If nothing else, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” makes me interested to see what the multi-talented Lowery does next. Just over the course of the past year, he edited the abstract, indie sci-fi whatchamacallit “Upstream Color,” as well as wrote the screenplay for another popular Sundance title, the blue-collar Texas gay drama “Pit Stop.” But here, the director is obviously doing his best to make a Malick film, right down to the hushed dialogue, heightened naturalism, and languid pace (in this case, I’d argue too languid — it would have been nice to at least see some portion of Bob’s escape from jail). The film always feels familiar, despite the fact that it’s based on Lowery’s original screenplay. With all his ability, I’m eager to see a film from him that is wholly his own. CITY 37


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technology, and feels that many workers’ unwillingness to share what they know is the result of prizing knowledge as job security. Karakashian explains everything concisely to coworkers, knowing that it will help them communicate technical problems to him. “Knowledge shouldn’t be silo-ed,” he says. “There are great ideas about how to fix the world, but if nobody hears them, what’s the point? TEDx gives a stage to a lot of people who normally wouldn’t have a voice, and helps them propel forward.” Aprille Roelle Byam, who works in market research and is developing her talents as a storyteller, got involved in the TEDxRochester team this year, and is developing the “superhero backstories” on the TEDxRochester blog, which explain what brought previous speakers to the stage. Byam had grown weary of the corporate world’s tendency to approach problems from the same angle again and again, and found inspiration in TED. “This is a whole group of people who kind of look at the world a little tilted, on one foot, and come up with brilliant things because of it,” she says.

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Though the bulk of activity falls between July and early November, organizing the TEDx talks is a year-round duty. Of the 60 to 80 applicants they receive per year, Rochester organizers select 10 to 12 speakers, with a list of bookmarked potential speakers growing every year. The list of speakers for 2013 is just about finalized, and while Rochesterians apply for a spot in the audience, the TEDxRochester team works with speakers to refine their talks, reining them in to a mere 20 minutes, making sure they flow, are to the point, and include a strong call to action if applicable. The team is still ironing out how to best gauge the efficacy of the talks, with regards to speakers moving forward with ideas. Karakashian cites two successes: School 17 Executive Principal Ralph Spezio’s 2010 TEDx talk helped launch him nationally in his campaign against lead poisoning. And street-art festival/medical-philanthropy endeavor Wall\Therapy got a boost from their participation in TEDxRochester two years in a row. Organizers are working with Butler/Till Media Services on a program called TEDxRochester365, to continue conversation after the event, and plan to host a social network on the TEDxRochester website where speakers and audience members can connect. The speakers are only one half of the focus of holding a TEDx event — the audience is the other half. TEDx Rochester’s audience application period is open now, and will run through the first week of October. The goal is to “get people talking, and realizing that those differences we talk about so often really aren’t as big as they may think,” says Byam. “And

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also to kick people in the pants a little bit. You can do something here,” she says. TEDxRochester regularly receives about 1200 applicants, of which a small fraction are selected to attend due to the focused nature of the event. The application includes questions about your occupation, passions, achievements, and your favorite websites, in an effort to gauge what you’re about. “We want people to be actively engaged,” says Karakashian. “The day is not only about the talks, it’s about the networking, and the meeting of new people. The ideas aren’t just coming from the stage,” he says. Organizers try to balance the audience with people who are able to fund projects and people who can volunteer to help them come to fruition. The majority of the line-up of speakers

won’t be released until after the audience application period is closed, but the organizers have confirmed a few details. The theme of this year’s TEDxRochester talks is “Changing Perspectives,” with an optimistic, diverse approach to answering the issues facing our city. The event will include speakers with different viewpoints on the way the world works, including those who adopt an historical perspective, like architect Howard Decker. “His talk is on the Rochester of 1912,” says Karakashian, “and how at the time, we had everything we needed here to be successful, and we were successful, but we’ve lost a lot of that.” The driving question is whether we can derive answers to our current problems by looking at successes from the past, including densifying downtown. Also confirmed in this year’s lineup are activist-artists and professors Heather Layton and Brian Bailey, whose collaborative work has asked viewers to more closely consider the experience of humans and communities that America is aggressive toward, including the Middle East and rough neighborhoods in Rochester. If you apply but aren’t selected to attend this year, you can still watch a live stream of the event at, where you can also find TEDxRochester’s past talks. City Newspaper will follow up on TEDxRochester 2013 with a post-event blog at

[ OPENING ] AUSTENLAND (PG-13): Keri Russell stars in this romantic comedy about a woman who finds love at a theme park based on the writings of Jane Austen. With Bret McKenzie, Jennifer Coolidge, and Jane Seymour. Little, Pittsford AUTUMN SONATA (1978): After her father’s death, a woman invites her estranged mother, a celebrated classical pianist, to come live with her in Ingmar Bergman’s celebrated chamber drama. Dryden (Wed, Sep 11, 8 p.m.) THE BEDROOM WINDOW (1924): William de Mille (brother of Cecil B. DeMille) directs this silent film about a mystery author who finds herself embroiled in a real-life case. Dryden (Tue, Sep 17, 8 p.m.) BURN (2012): This documentary follows the lives of the firefighters in Detroit’s Engine Company 50, as they struggle to save the ailing city. Dryden (Fri, Sep 13, 8 p.m.; Sun, Sep 15, 2 p.m.) CUTIE AND THE BOXER (R): This awardwinning documentary follows famed “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, as she attempts to make a name for herself in the art world, separate from her husband. Little (Tue, Sep 17, 7 p.m.) THE GRANDMASTER (PG-13): Renowned director Wong Kar Wai’s biographical action epic about kung fu master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. Tinseltown THE FAMILY (R): This action-comedy, from director Luc Besson, stars Robert De Niro as a former mafia boss who’s forced to go into witness protection with his family. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, and Dianna Agron. Culver, Greece, Eastview, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (1986): Directed by Woody Allen, this dramedy explores the lives and loves of three close-knit sisters. Starring Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, and Michael Caine. Dryden (Thu, Sep 12, 8 p.m.) INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (PG-13): Fresh off the success of “The Conjuring,” director James Wan returns to the saga of the haunted Lambert family. Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Barbara Hershey. Culver, Greece, Eastview, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED (PG-13): A freewheeling playboy mends his ways when a baby he never knew he had shows up on his doorstep. But six years later, the birth mother surfaces wanting custody of the young girl. Tinseltown PARADISE: FAITH (2012): In the second installment of Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy, the director focuses on the sister of the first film’s protagonist, as she performs missionary work in Vienna. Dryden (Sat, Sep 14, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 2 GUNS (R): Based on the graphic novel by Steven Grant the film centers around partners in crime, Bobby (Denzel Washington) and Stig (Mark Wahlberg). Culver, Tinseltown 20 FEET FROM STARDOM (PG-13): This documentary follows the experiences of the backup singers for some of the biggest music acts around. Cinema AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS (R): See review on page 37. Little BLUE JASMINE (PG-13): Woody Allen employs a situation that initially

resembles Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” and filters it through his own imagination, creating a sad, only occasionally comic story out of some familiar material. Little, Pittsford CLOSED CIRCUIT (R): Two lawyers with a romantic past agree to defend an international terrorist as he’s put on trial. Starring Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Julia Stiles, and Jim Broadbent. Pittsford, Tinseltown THE CONJURING (R): Based on the true story of paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson), who assist a family threatened by a demonic presence in their home. With Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston. Culver, Greece, Movies 10 ELYSIUM (R): Matt Damon stars in this sci-fi action film from director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9”), about a future where Earth is in ruins while the rich and powerful reside on a manmade space station called Elysium. Also starring Jodie Foster and William Fichtner. Eastview, Tinseltown, Webster FRANCES HA (R): Noah Baumbach’s offbeat comedy follows a young woman in New York City as she chases her dream of becoming a dancer. Cinema GETAWAY (PG-13): Ethan Hawke plays a former race car driver who teams up with a computer hacker (played by Selena Gomez, naturally) in a race against time to rescue his kidnapped wife from the clutches of Jon Voight. Culver, Greece, Eastview, Tinseltown, Webster GREENTOPIA FILM 2013 (NR): The Greentopia Festival presents six days of documentary films examining various environmental GROWN UPS 2 (PG-13): Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, and David Spade all return in this sequel about a group of overgrown man-children. Also starring Salma Hayek and Maya Rudolph. Culver, Vintage THE HEAT (R): A by-the-book FBI agent teams up with a coarse Boston cop to bring down a drug lord in this buddy comedy from director Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”). Starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Movies 10 IN A WORLD… (R): See review on page 36. Pittsford IRON MAN 3 (PG-13): Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”) takes over directing duties while Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark in the third installment of the superhero franchise. Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, and Guy Pearce. Movies 10 KICK-ASS 2 (R): The continued adventures of masked vigilante, Kick-Ass and his cohorts. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher MintzPlasse. Culver LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER (PG13): Forest Whitaker stars in this true story, about a butler who served eight American presidents over the course of three decades. Also starring Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams,

and John Cusack. Culver, Greece, Eastview, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster THE LONE RANGER (PG-13): The fictional cowboy hero gets the summer blockbuster treatment, from director Gore Verbinski (“Pirates of the Caribbean”). Starring Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter. Hi-yo Silver! Away! Movies 10 MAN OF STEEL (PG-13): Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan’s angsty new reboot of the Superman franchise! Starring Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, and Russell Crowe. Movies 10 MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (G): This prequel to Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” shows us the origins of Mike and Sulley’s friendship, which dates all the way back in their college days. Culver, Eastview THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES (PG-13): A young girl learns that she’s descended from a long line of demon hunters in this adaptation of the popular young adult book series. Starring Lily Collins, Lena Headey, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Eastview, Tinseltown, Webster NOW YOU SEE ME (PG-13): A team of illusionists use their talents to perpetrate a series of heists targeting corrupt business leaders. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, and Isla Fisher. Movies 10 ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US (PG): This concert film (inexplicably directed by Morgan Spurlock) follows the popular boy band on their tour around the world. Scream, squeal, faint, etc, etc. Culver, Greece, Eastview, Tinseltown, Webster PACIFIC RIM (PG-13): When enormous monsters rise from the sea, humankind fights back by building giant robot warriors to defend the world in this sci-fi action film from director Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”). Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, and Charlie Day. Movies 10 PARANOIA (PG-13): An entrylevel employee at a powerful corporation is forced to spy on the leader of a rival company. Starring Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, and Gary Oldman. Vintage PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS (PG): The continued epic adventures of Percy, the son of Poseidon, who now must journey across the sea of monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece. Starring Logan Lerman, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Head, and Nathan Fillion. Greece, Eastview, Vintage, Webster PLANES (PG): An animated spinoff of “Cars,” this time about a little plane who dreams of being a racer. With the voices of Dane Cook, Teri Hatcher, Julia LouisDreyfus, John Cleese, Anthony Edwards, and Val Kilmer. Greece, Eastview, Tinseltown, Webster RIDDICK (R): Vin Diesel returns to his role as anti-hero convict Riddick, as he battles a planet full of alien predators. With Karl Urban and Katee Sackhoff. Culver,

Greece, Eastview, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster THE SPECTACULAR NOW (R): A popular high-school senior gets his life turned upside down when he unexpectedly falls in love with the “nice girl” in school. With Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown THIS IS THE END (R): Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, and a host of other mainstays of the Judd Apatow repertory company play themselves in this comedyhorror-adventure about the end of the world. With Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride. Greece, Eastview, Tinseltown, Webster TURBO (PG): A garden snail gets a shot at achieving his dream of winning the Indy 500 when he’s accidentally exposed to nitrous oxide. Starring the voice talents of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, Maya Rudolph, Michelle Rodriguez, and Snoop Dogg. Movies 10 THE ULTIMATE LIFE (PG): After inheriting his grandfather’s company, Jason Stevens life begins to unravel, until he discovers his grandfather’s journal and the lessons it contains, in this sequel/prequel to “The Ultimate Gift.” With Peter Fonda, Bill Cobbs, and Lee Meriwether. Tinseltown THE WAY, WAY BACK (PG-13): A coming-of-age story about an unhappy young boy on summer vacation with his family, who’s taken under the wing of the free-spirited manager of the nearby water park. Starring Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, and Jim Rash. Pittsford WE’RE THE MILLERS (R): A smalltime pot dealer hires strangers to pose as his family in order to not arouse suspicion while making his way across the Mexican border with a shipment. Starring Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, and Ed Helms. Culver, Greece, Eastview, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster WITNESS PALESTINE FILM SERIES (NR): A series of films focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from the Palestinian point of view. THE WORLD’S END (R): Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite with director Edgar Wright in this comedic tale of a group of old friends who reunite for a nostalgic pub crawl, but end up fighting to save the world. Culver, Eastview, Tinseltown, Webster WORLD WAR Z (PG-13): Brad Pitt tries to stop the zombie outbreak that threatens to destroy the world in this apocalyptic action thriller. Movies 10 THE WOLVERINE (PG-13): Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine, and this time he’s fighting ninjas in Japan. Culver YOU’RE NEXT (R): Horror fans have been waiting for this film’s arrival in theaters for a while now. While it’s not the game-changing savior of the horror genre that early reviews hinted at (“Cabin in the Woods,” oddly also released by Lionsgate, was closer in that regard), it is an absolute blast. Culver, Greece, Tinseltown, Vintage, Webster


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updated bathroom is beautifully tiled. All the bedrooms have big closets; one has a window seat and two open to the sleeping porch. The office is charming and efficient, with another bay window, and new oak shelves that mimic the woodwork in the rest of the house. The attic is huge and bright, with skylights in the new roof as well as big dormers. It is insulated and ready to become a finished space—a guest suite, master suite, playroom or what you will. Not counting the third floor, there are 1,790 square feet in this dazzling house. Every surface is lovely, in colors that suit modern tastes. Even the several stained glass windows are bright, not gaudy. It’s a lot of house for $89,900.

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Maplewood is a wonderfully walkable neighborhood, with shops, restaurants, post office, library, a recently renovated historic YMCA, and the Olmsted-designed Maplewood Park with its famous rose garden. This weekend presents an excellent opportunity to explore the neighborhood yourself as the Maplewood Neighborhood Association hosts their annual Historic Home Tour on Saturday afternoon (visit for details). Visit or contact Tracie Cristofori of Nothnagle Realtors at 406-4141 for more information on this sparkling showcase property.

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FOSTER PARENTS WANTED! Monroe County is looking for adults age 21 and over to consider opening their homes to foster children. Call 334-9096 or visit HABITAT FOR CATS — Help Trap-Neuter-Return cats on Tuesdays, in East Rochester, for an important grant project. Impact the number of owner-less cats living outside. All training provided. 585-787-4209 or! HERITAGE CHRISTIAN STABLES, a therapeutic horsemanship program for children and adults with developmental disabilities, is looking for volunteers to serve as horse leaders and side walkers. Call Kim Kennedy at (585) 340-2016 or email kkennedy@ LIFESPAN’S OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM is looking for volunteers to advocate for individuals living in long-term care settings. Please contact call 585.287.6378 or e-mail dfrink@ for more information LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF ROCHESTER needs adult tutors to help adults who are waiting to improve their reading, writing, English speaking, or math skills. Call 473-3030, or check our website at www.literacyrochester. org

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HOWARD ROAD PROPERTIES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/25/2013. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 51 Howard Rd., Rochester, NY 14624, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Juvatek Technology Group, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on August 16, 2013 with an effective date of formation of August 16, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 7825 Pittsford-Palmyra Road, Fairport, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 7825 Pittsford-Palmyra Road, Fairport, New York 14450. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE ] KHG Insurance Agency, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on August 23, 2013 with an effective date of formation of August 23, 2013. 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 ] LNQ LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/30/2013. Office location: Monroe county. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at 85 Friel Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] MELMAR LAND HOLDINGS, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/12/13.

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Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mark Freemesser, 1405 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14626. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] MORFF, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on August 12, 2013 with an effective date of formation of August 12, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 251 Mystic Lane, 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 251 Mystic Lane, Rochester, New York 14623. 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 ] MotionSavvy LLC filed Arts. of Org. with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on July 29, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to 1335 Jefferson Rd., Box 92057, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Name of LLC: Smoochy Brands, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 8/15/13. Office loc.: Monroe Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of All Season Services LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 8/22/13. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC, 127 N Ridgelawn Drive, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Dichotomy Rochester, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 06/04/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom

processes against it may be served. SSNY may mail copy of any process to 371 Park Ave Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a beer & wine license has been applied for by Natural Vibes Jerk Hut LLC dba, Natural Vibes Jerk Hut, 665 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609, County of Monroe, for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by Port-Iron LLC dba, Sidora’s Lounge, 368 Portland Ave., Rochester NY 14605, County of Monroe, for a Tavern Bar. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for an on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by D’MANGU, LTD. Dba D’MANGU, 1475 East Henrietta Rd. Ste. A Rochester, NY 14623, County of Monroe, Town of Henrietta, for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for restaurant wine license has been applied for by Pho Viet Inc dba, Asian Noodle Bar, 510 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607, County of Monroe, for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Conversion of Lehigh Station Associates, a partnership, to Lehigh Station Associates, LLC. Certificate filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/22/13. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: Lecesse Development Corp., 75 Thruway Park Dr., West Henrietta, NY 14586, Attn: Salvador Lecesse. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Pushyourdata LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) August 13, 2013. 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 863 Rolins

Legal Ads Run Webster, NY 14580 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ROCHESTER ED CONSULTING LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 06/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 68 Georgian Court Road, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of #2B2 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec’y. of State (SSNY) 9/6/2007. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY design. as agent upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: PO Box 10314, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 111 WEST AVENUE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/14/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 863 Trimmer Road, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act.

whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 136 Thunder Ridge Drive, Rush NY 14543. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 6F6 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec’y. of State (SSNY) 5/28/2010. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY design. as agent upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: PO Box 10314, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of C3C LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec’y. of State (SSNY) 9/4/2007. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY design. as agent upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: PO Box 10314, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of CREATIVE CREPES LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/2013. Office in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 661 South Ave. Apt 406 Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: Creperie



Notice of Formation of 1176 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/23/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1142 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful activities.

NOTICE OF FORMATION of CRLYN ACQUISITIONS, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 4/2/2013, pursuant to LLC Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS is designated as service of process agent for LLC. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: 2070 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 2005 BRIGHT HEN ROAD LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 90 Goodway Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 2667 West Ridge Rd Apartments, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/26/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DOXY.ME LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of DSDJ, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/9/2013. Office location, County of

Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 91 Baneberry Way, Hilton NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of E5E LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec’y. of State (SSNY) 10/2/2009. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY design. as agent upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: PO Box 10314, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of F & H Development, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/17/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 4 Old Ivy Circle Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful Activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Family First Holdings, LLC. Arts.of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/31/13. Office location: Monroe County. United States Corporation Agents, Inc. designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. United States Corporation Agents, Inc. shall mail process to the principal business address of the LLC: 18 Timber Ln, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FSI 2005 BRIGHT HEN ROAD LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/18/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 90 Goodway Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of FSI ADAMS CENTER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 90 Goodway Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of G7G LLC. Arts. Of Org.

filed with Sec’y. of State (SSNY) 4/27/2011. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY design. as agent upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: PO Box 10314, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Grovetown Associates LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State (SSNY) 08/30/2013. 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, 121 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of HARVEST MOON PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/30/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 359 San Gabriel Dr., Rochester, NY 14610. 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 Integrity Turnkey Properties, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/30/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 33 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of INTELLOPS NEW YORK, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/13/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 120 Moxon Dr., Rochester, NY 14612. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Registered Agents Inc., 90 State St., Ste. 700, Office 40, Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Hold/own real estate. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of KOZY KOVE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/25/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon

whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 31 Scottsville Rd., Rochester, NY 14611. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MANZLER COTTAGE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/28/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 14 Eden Field Rd., Penfield, NY 14526. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Mars Distilling LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 225 Barrington St., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Odyssey Product Development Consulting, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/24/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 10 Brookshire Lane, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Paychex Brazil LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/24/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 911 Panorama Trail South, Rochester, NY 14625. 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. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Purple Properties, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/15/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 165 Turk Hill Park, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful act.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RIT Innovation Hot Spot, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/7/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 154 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of ROC CITY ROYALS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/19/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, PO Box 16778, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Seabreeze Wine & Spirits, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/25/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Adams Bell Adams, P.C., 28 E. Main St., Ste. 600, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SHINY ASSETS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sibley II Affliate Leveraged Lender LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sibley Redevelopment Phase I LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State

of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.

of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/19/2013. Office Location: Monroe County SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 263 Village Lane, Rochester, NY 14610 Purpose: Any lawful activity.


Notice of Qual. of Aspect Management LLC, with a fictitious name of Aspect Management Marketing Services, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/10/13. Office loc.: Monroe County. LLC org. in SC 7/16/03. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to PO Box 23727, Columbia, SC 29224. SC off. addr.: Graham Miller, 405 Oak Brook Dr., Columbia, SC 29223. Art. of Org. on file: SSSC, 1205 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29201. Purp.: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of Sibley Redevelopment Phase II NMTC LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SINGH MART LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Art of Org. filed with Secretary of State (SSNY) on July 31st of 2013, Office location: Monroe County, InCorp Services, Inc. is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1 Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave, Suite 805-A, Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Tailwind Innovation, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, Damon Morey LLP, Attn: Richard F. Gioia, Esq., 200 Delaware Ave., Ste. 1200, Buffalo, NY 14202. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of TOMAS FLINT PHOTOGRAPHY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/01/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 351 Bay Village Dr., Rochester, NY 14609. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Thomas A. Flint at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation: Invenio Recruiting, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y.


[ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of BD-ROC, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 12201 Merit Dr., Ste. 900, Dallas, TX 75251. LLC formed in DE on 7/19/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. 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 BD, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/26/13. NYS fictitious name: BD-NY Licensing LLC. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 12201 Merit Dr., Ste. 900, Dallas, TX 75251. LLC formed in DE on 4/16/03. 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.

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Legal Ads > page 45 [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Charming Charlie Manhattan LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/19/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/19/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, also the registered agent. Principal office address: 6001 Savoy Dr., 4th Fl., Hourston, TX 77036. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of CLAIRVUE/COTOPS HAMLIN NY LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/9/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served.

SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 505 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] STRAIGHT EDGE FAMILY WOODWORKING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 6/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1229 Crown Point Dr., Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF MONROE HSBC BANK, USA, N.A., Plaintiff against MARY A. SCHEEL, RICHARD M. SCHEEL, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on April 8, 2013. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Front Vestibule of

the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, City of Rochester, N.Y. on the 11th day of October, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Said premises known as 14 Piping Rock Run, Perinton, N.Y. 14450. Tax account number: SBL # : 167.03-1-43. Approximate amount of lien $ 284,479.62 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 1781909. Paul A. Guerrieri, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 6368900 [ NOTICE ] Tax Serf Enterprises LLC , Arts of Org filed with the NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated as an agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, SSNY shall mail copy to: USCA, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] TWIN HORN LLC filed Articles of Organization with

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the New York Department of State on 8/6/2013. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to The LLC, 10 Muirfield Ct., Pittsford, NY 14534. The purpose of the Company is any lawful act. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Learning Stone, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 7/29/2013. 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 9 Tuxford Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of formation of EvenOdd, LLC (LLC) by way of conversion from a partnership f/k/a EvenOdd Creative. Cert. of Conversion filed with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 8/13/2012. 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 32 Delaware St., Rochester, NY 14607. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of RLP Design/ Consulting, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/8/13. 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, 665 Five Points Road, Rush, NY 14543. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] THE DALLE GROUP LLC filed Articles of Organization with NY Dept of State (SSNY) on August 8, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 133 Cabot Road, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF KRENHAFEN, LLC ] Krenhafen, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) July 3,

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2013. Its principal office is in Monroe County, NY at 620 Malloch Road, Churchville, NY 14428. 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 to 620 Malloch Road, Churchville, NY 14428. The purpose of the company is to engage in any and all lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the limited liability company is Heidi Wolf LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on August 12, 2013. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County, New York State. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against may be served. The address to which a copy of the process served shall be mailed is 4 Commercial Street 2nd Floor, Rochester, NY 14614. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Rakestraw Cabinetry, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on May 1, 2013. Its principal place of business is located at 215 Whittier Road, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 215 Whittier Road, Rochester, New York 14624. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SWETMAN PROPERTIES, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Swetman Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on10/31/2007. 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 process760-B Canning Parkway, Victor, NY 14564, The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law.

[ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, against HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ, et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 1/2/2013 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the front steps of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, City of Rochester, State of New York on 10/15/2013 at 10:00AM, premises known as 1090 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, NY 14609 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the City of Rochester, formerly Town of Brighton, County of Monroe and State of New York, SBL NO. 107.81-2-38. Approximate amount of judgment $60,855.27 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 8321/12. Thomas P. Rheinstein, Esq., Referee Gross, Polowy & Orlans, Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 540, Getzville, NY 14068 Dated: August 12, 2013 1054597 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2013-202 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Edward Punch; Anna May Fedele; Beneficial Homeowner Service Corporation, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated August 1, 2013 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on September 18, 2013 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 Irondequoit, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 4115 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14622; Tax Account No. 062.193-27 described in Deed recorded in Liber 9013 of Deeds, page 582. 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: $67,719.38 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: August 2013 Paul F. Shanahan, 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 JPMORGAN CHASE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against KATRINA E. SMITH, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on August 9, 2013. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Monroe County Office Bldg., 39 West Main Street, Rochester, N.Y. on the 7th day of October, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Said premises known as 146 Camberley Place, Penfield, N.Y. 14526. Tax account number: SBL # : 140.091-75.43. Approximate amount of lien $ 144,200.43 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 17124-09. Nathan Allen Van Loon, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] Index No. 12522/2012 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Home Loan Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-1 -against- Willie White, if living and if any 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, People of the State of New York, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, United States of AmericaInternal Revenue Service, Defendants. Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial Venue is based upon the County

in which the Mortgage premises is situated. FILED: 2013 AUG 20 PM 3:30 MONROE COUNTY CLERK 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 $50,000.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County of MONROE on October 7, 2005, in Book 20026, Page 477, covering premises known as 18 Lake Road East Fork, Hamlin, NY 14464. 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 June 20, 2013. Stephen J. Wallace, Esq. Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, New York 11706 (631) 9693100 Our File No.:01053207-FOO

Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD Beginning in 2011, about three dozen people in Tokyo have been meeting every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on a mission to scrub down, one by one, the city’s grungiest public rest rooms. “By 7:30,” according to an Associated Press reporter who witnessed an outing in August, the team had left behind a “gleaming public toilet, looking as good as the day it was installed.” Explained the hygiene- intense Satoshi Oda (during the week, a computer programmer), the mission is “for our own good” -- work that leader Masayuki Magome compares to the training that Buddhist monks receive to find peace. (In fact, to fulfill the group’s motto, “Clean thyself by cleaning cubicles,” the scouring must be done with bare hands.) A squad supporter spoke of a sad, growing apprehension that the younger generation no longer shares the Japanese cultural conviction that rest rooms should always be clean and safe.

Medical Marvels

Colleagues were stunned in May when ABC News editor Don Ennis suddenly appeared at work wearing a little black dress and a red wig and declaring that he had begun hormone therapy and wanted to be called Dawn Ennis. As co-workers accommodated his wishes (which did not seem so unusual in contemporary professional society), Ennis began to have second thoughts, and by July had blamed his conversion on “transient global amnesia,” brought on by marital difficulties, and had returned to work as Don. Apparently the primary lingering effect is that he must still deal with Dawn’s hormone-induced breasts.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

— Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a mirror that makes a person appear happy even when not. A built-in camera tracks facial features in real time, then tweaks the image to turn up the corners of the mouth and to create the beginnings of a smile in the eyes. Of what practical use would such a mirror be? Other Japanese researchers, according to a report in August, believe that happy-face mirrors in retail stores would improve shoppers’ dispositions and lead to more sales. — A home ownership boom in China has led to heavily attended housing fairs, in which builders compete zealously to sell their homes, leading to offbeat schemes to draw attention. Among the latest, according to China Daily, is one that dresses female models in barebacked evening wear, with sample floor plans and other housing information painted onto their skin, and sends them wandering through the crowds.


The Costa Rican government announced recently that it would close all its zoos, effective March 2014, and free animals either to the wild or to safe “retirement” shelters. Since the country is known for its expansive biodiversity (500,000 unique organisms, despite occupying barely more than 1/100th of 1 percent of Earth’s area), it is time, the environment minister said, to allow the organisms to interact instead of imprisoning them. Costa Rica is also one of only four countries to ban the exploitation of dolphins.


[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your heart may be in the right place and the desire to find that special person may be weighing heavily on your mind, but that is no reason to settle for less than what you deserve. Don’t fear being alone, fear being with the wrong person. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll attract plenty of attention, but unless it’s from someone who isn’t already attached, you are best to take a pass. Getting involved with someone who can offer you only a limited amount of time will end up standing between you and someone who does deserve you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t let the fickle finger of fate take over. You may be indecisive, but that doesn’t mean you should play with someone’s emotions. If you cannot make up your mind or you are having second thoughts, be upfront and make your position clear. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Nudge up nice and close to the person who grabs your attention. Your gentle but affectionate demeanor will help you win the heart of someone who has just as much to offer you as you do in return. Plan a romantic week, and don’t fear moving too fast.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You need adventure and excitement in your life, and anything short of that will probably not last. Don’t give in to someone who is trying to tie you down or curtail your freedom. Love the person who is willing to be your equal in every way imaginable. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Participate in life, and you will meet worthwhile candidates for love, romance and a long-term relationship. Don’t be afraid to express the way you feel and to share your knowledge, cultural differences and interests that you want to share. A promise will lead to a personal contract.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll have trouble making up your mind, and this can lead to frustration for someone you’ve been considering for a lifelong partnership. Question your reason for hesitating, and you will find it easier to firm up or walk away. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you feel it in your heart and you can’t wait to spend every minute with someone you meet, pull out all the stops and quit wasting precious time. Instant romance does exist. If it feels right, make your move and seal the deal. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll have trouble deci-

phering between lust and true love. Chemistry is a wonderful thing, but if that’s all you have in common, you’ll be unhappy once the chase is over and you’ve won the prize. Slow down and make sure you share common interests. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Comparisons will help you make an important decision when it comes to love. Consider the relationships with your old flames and the reason you drifted apart, and you will recognize the difference between what you have now and what you’ve experienced in the past. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t let anyone push you

around when it comes to love. Speak up and set the standard before it’s too late. You will attract possessive partners who are jealous and controlling. At the first sign of restrictive behavior, you are best to walk away. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll make a great impression and so will someone you meet. Enjoy the comfort you feel and the stories you share that help you get to know each other better. You’ve got plenty of time to let this relationship move from a lovely friendship to a passionate commitment. CITY 47



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