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The Warren win
The entitled, “enfranchised” Rochester lost dismally; the “disenfranchised” “other” Rochester won this election. Lovely talks the talk, Lovely walks the walk. She had the message, she did the work. She is best qualified to move Rochester forward as ONE! DAVID WALLING
It’s obvious that Lovely Warrens’ supporters were far more enthusiastic about their candidate than Tom Richards’ supporters were; his simply didn’t show up. I think it is doubtful that Richards will continue on the Independence and Working Families lines, but stranger things have happened, and it would be one hell of a race. I hope Alex White and the Green candidates for City Council and school board get a fair airing before the November election. No candidates should be crowned victors before the votes are cast, as last week’s results certainly proved. Lovely Warren and the reelected incumbents should face honest questions about their vision for Rochester. The Greens do have an alternate vision, and Rochesterians are not without a choice come November, even if most people think it has already been made for them. PATRICK CHASE
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There are other voters to be heard from, including Independents like myself. I imagine Warren got a good fraction of her potential total supporters out on September 10. To have her message on education taken seriously – in particular as an African American candidate running what appears to be an African-Americancentric campaign – and not even begin to acknowledge the giant issue driving the “failing” schools is striking. That issue I see several days a week as a volunteer tutor, and that is unbelievably low commitment to education among many African-American students and their parents. It was welcome news that a recent gathering of African-American ministers acknowledged this situation. But where is Lovely Warren on this issue or any other critical look at the AfricanAmerican community? TED CHRISTOPHER
I like Richards’ vision of investing in downtown and transitioning neighborhoods to compete for young professionals, empty nesters, and other people who are considering a return to urban living by choice. Upscale residential development admittedly predates Richards’ control, but Richards has increased momentum, is the only mayor who has made headway on fixing Main and Clinton, and has even garnered investment in neighborhoods outside of the southeast quadrant. It’s perhaps a fair criticism to say that there are “two Rochesters” and that Richards seems focused mainly on one, but what’s wrong with wanting your city to be upwardly mobile? And have the other neighborhoods really been terribly neglected? Richards has supported development wherever the market would invest and
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has done a reasonably good job of dealing with blight, e.g. replacing abandoned buildings with neighborhood peace gardens. I do question whether Rochester police could potentially be more effectively managed, and not merely to be more sensitive, but rather to command more respect and particularly to be more proactive, especially in dealing with drug houses. I get it that if a majority of residents in a particular neighborhood want to use hard drugs, eliminating those becomes a difficult proposition, but I don’t see why there’s so little apparent effort.
Finally, the GOP has admitted that they are not a viable party, at least in the city, and are nowhere to be found. I, for one, don’t miss them at all. So we have three visible and viable candidates, each with a fair chance and each with a dramatically different personality and vision. The voters are not so dull as to be incapable of making a decision based upon individual qualifications rather than party label. It’s time to forget the primaries and the party labels. Think of them as running under the labels Orange, Blue, and Purple if you wish, and focus on the candidates themselves.
“What’s in a name? that which we call a Dem / by any other name would smell as sweet; / so Richards would, were he not Democrat call’d, / retain that dear perfection which he owes / without that title. Tom, doff thy name; / and for that name, which is no part of thee, / take all myself.” I am not at all impressed with all of this handwringing. For whatever reason, the Democratic Party voters who cared enough to show up at the polls chose Lovely Warren as their mayoral candidate. It does not matter what the circumstances were – they showed up. So, Lovely Warren is the Democratic candidate, fair and square. Fine! Tom Richards will have his name on the ballot twice – on the Independence and Working Families lines. So he is a doubly visible candidate with the incumbent’s credentials. Good! Alex White is on the ballot on the Green Party line. Another perfectly legitimate candidate whose voice and opinions have been consistent and strong in our community for years. Excellent!
In the 16 years I’ve lived in Rochester, Mayor Tom Richards is the best thing that’s happened to this city. Bill Johnson had great ideas and a big heart but didn’t know how to use power; Republican County Executive Jack Doyle mopped the floor with him. Bob Duffy was the nicest guy with another big heart but was void of ideas. Tom Richards, to my surprise, has abundant and clear ideas. He also gets things done because he’s a great manager and has important financial experience, two sine qua nons Lovely Warren lacks. I’m sure the polls were correct: 63 percent to 27 percent for Richards, who campaigned hard but wasn’t street-smart at getting out the vote, like Warren was. Come November, I hope Rochester’s appallingly complacent voters (barely 14,000 voted!) get off their lazy duffs and give Richards a second term. GIL FRENCH
Nazis and the Church
Anthony Sciolino says that “the Holocaust happened
because Christians failed to act like Christians” (“Unholy Alliance: The Catholic Church and the Holocaust”). I submit that if someone does not act like a Christian, they are not, in truth, a Christian. To say that one is a Christian and yet act contrary to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth is not hypocrisy. It is a lie, and a very cruel one at that. Talking the talk but not walking the walk? One can quack like a duck from now until doomsday, but it’s the walking, swimming, flying, and in general behaving like a duck that makes one a duck. The same for the so-called Christians of this world, both throughout history and to this very day. In the real world, people’s beliefs are revealed by their actions, not by what they say. BILL GLASNER
Here we go again: now the Catholic Church is responsible for the Holocaust. If this is true, then why did the Holocaust happen in predominantly Protestant Germany and not in a Catholic France, Spain, or Poland? Jonathan Steinberg in his biography of Bismarck reveals how anti-Semitism was institutionalized within every facet of German society and government by men like Martin Luther, Bismarck, Richard Wagner, and Gustav Freytag and waited only for the Great Depression to explode into the Holocaust. I do agree that Pope Pius should have risked even his life to condemn the Nazis. RAYMOND LIUTKUS
The Catholic Church often bears the cross of false accusations, and the most preposterous now come from within: a man ordained to the permanent diaconate. Mr. Sciolino’s claims are rife with factual errors. continues on page 6
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Theories and questions for a post-Richards race He’s still on the November ballot, on the Working Families and Independence lines, but Mayor Tom Richards ended his campaign for re-election on Tuesday, citing serious health issues of a family member. Presumably if he had won last week’s Democratic primary, Richards would have continued to the general election, facing the Green Party’s Alex White. But he lost the primary to City Council President Lovely Warren, and running now against Warren and White would require a much more intense campaign. Richards said yesterday that the family member’s health problems had “recently evolved to the point where continuing my campaign is no longer appropriate.” Speculation will continue about how we got to this stage: how, a much-publicized poll to the contrary, Warren won the primary so handily. Turnout was way down, and Richards supporters seem to assume he lost because voters thought he would win easily. But maybe voters simply didn’t care about the election. Or maybe they like Richards but also found Warren’s message compelling. Maybe Warren’s “two Rochesters” message resonated with the white liberal Democrats living in the city’s southeast, where the turnout was especially low. Maybe a lot of them couldn’t make up their mind, decided they’d be happy with either one, and stayed home. But frankly, it’s demeaning to Warren and her campaign to assume that she won because of something Tom Richards didn’t do. It’s more likely due to a lot of things Warren did better. Now we can start thinking about November, so let’s pass on some questions we’ve been raising in our newsroom. We’re not writing off the Greens’ Alex White; we’ll have extensive coverage of him and other Green candidates next month. But Warren’s win brings some issues to the fore. For instance: 1) Who’ll be in her administration? Richards has a strong, experienced group of top administrators (some, of course, appointed by his predecessor, Bob Duffy). Warren may keep some or all of them. But given her disagreements with Richards in some key areas, she’s likely to assemble her own team. And she has also said that Richards’ top administrative group isn’t diverse enough. 2) What will be the effect on City Council? Council has a history of being a fairly cohesive group inclined to go along with the mayor – sometimes too much so. But a slim majority of Council sided with Richards in the primary campaign. Councilmembers say they’ll kiss and make up. That may be harder to
Richards’ withdrawal turns the focus to the changes ahead under a Warren or White administration – in schools and development. do if a majority strongly opposes some of Warren’s initiatives. 3) What’s ahead for Police Chief James Sheppard? During the primary campaign, Warren criticized the police department for its response to such things as calls about drug sales. She wants to expand the number of RPD sections to better serve the needs of individual neighborhoods. And she wants the police department to be more aggressive in dealing with drug sales. 4) What will be the effect on investment and development in the city – particularly downtown? Many people in the Rochester business community have been strong supporters of Richards. Warren hasn’t opposed development. In fact, she wants to create a city Industrial Development Agency, to provide incentives for new development. But her focus there is to increase the number of construction jobs that go to city residents, particularly minority residents. And Warren says Richards has paid too much attention to downtown, and to large businesses, to the detriment of neighborhoods and small businesses. Will her election put a damper on the fragile growth in private investment downtown? 5) How much influence will State Assembly member David Gantt have in City Hall? Both Warren and Gantt have insisted continues on page 6
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Biz park tops list
For the third consecutive year, the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council listed the Eastman Business Park as its top priority. The council submitted 22 priority projects to compete for state grants.
Dems seek Pittsford seats
Democrats Terry Steg and Pam Cooper-Vince are running for Pittsford Town Board, challenging Republicans Mary Gehl Doyle and incumbent board member Jared Lusk. Steg and Cooper-Vince talk about preserving community character and open space, as well as keeping taxes down. But their main focus is government transparency.
Water plant opens
The Monroe County Water Authority cut the ribbon on its new Eastside Water Treatment Plant in Webster. The $150 million plant can pump up to 50 million gallons of water per day out of Lake Ontario, and officials say it’ll provide needed redundancy for its Shoremont plant in Greece.
RIT, charter group join forces
Rochester Institute of Technology is partnering with Uncommon Schools charter school group to open a high school in the fall of 2014. Uncommon Schools operates 38 charter schools in several cities including Rochester, where it manages True North Rochester Preparatory charter school.
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Fewer tests for city students
City schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski have reached an agreement to lower the number of tests that teachers have to give to students. Many parents and teachers strongly oppose high-stakes testing. The agreement, which requires approval from the State Education Department, will alter the 40 percent of teachers’ annual performance reviews that are based on student scores on state and local exams. Many local assessment exams will be eliminated, leaving the required state exams, according to a letter Vargas sent to parents.
City of Rochester officials say that they want residents of the Plymouth-Exchange neighborhood to know that they haven’t forgotten about a large brownfield redevelopment project along the Genesee River. In February, the city submitted an application to the state seeking additional funding for the Vacuum Oil Brownfield Opportunity Area. The funding would be used to help pay for investigation, clean up, and reuse of the 58acre site. The 24-acre Vacuum Oil site on Flint Street would be a particular focus of those efforts.
City officials and the PLEX neighborhood say they want to see the former Vacuum Oil site cleaned up and redeveloped. FILE PHOTO
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“We’re still very focused on the area,” Mark Gregor, the city’s manager of environmental quality, told residents at a PLEX neighborhood meeting last week. The Vacuum Oil BOA includes publicly- and privately-owned properties along the Genesee River’s west bank between the Ford Street bridge and the former railroad bridge that connects to the University of Rochester’s campus, according to the city’s website. The city has also applied for state funds to design and construct a natural play area to replace a playground on Exchange Street, said Kimberly Baptiste of
Bergmann Associates, the city’s consultant for the BOA. That application is passing through the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and officials expect to get word about the grant in December. City officials will pursue additional grants for projects in the BOA, Baptiste said. The City of Rochester and the PLEX neighborhood spent more than a year developing a master plan for the Vacuum Oil site and the surrounding community. As the redevelopment effort progresses, the plan will result in as many as 17 projects, Gregor said.
Cost of War
Cam Hebda, a graduate student at RIT,
The following people have been killed in the City of Rochester in recent weeks: -- Tristen Faison, 9 months, Rochester.
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Most people probably see organic waste like food scraps as a burden to be disposed of as quickly as possible. But Cam Hebda, a sustainable systems graduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology, says he wants people to look at the materials in a different way. By throwing away organic waste and burying it in landfills, communities are missing out, he says, on the opportunity to turn the discards into higher-value products like compost or biofuels. The organic materials aren’t really waste at all, Hebda says. Hebda has started a research project aimed at getting decision-makers and communities to think about higher-value uses of organic wastes. He says he wants to use his research, which is funded by the state Department of Environmental Conservation via the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, to develop a policy brief for City of Rochester officials, decision-makers, and local waste industry officials. “Hopefully, if something looks good, it’ll lead to business development that’s local,” Hebda says. And he says he plans to look at the social and economic factors that influence choices at the personal and governmental levels regarding organic waste management. Hebda has begun surveying city residents about organic wastes. He says he wants to
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Big Green Egg
Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas says that managing ambiguity has become one of his biggest challenges. For example, Vargas says that he supports teacherled schools, where teachers and schools operate with as much autonomy as possible. But with greater autonomy with operations and programs comes greater accountability, he says. | “Teacher-led schools, in my definition, would mean maximum autonomy, maximum flexibility, and maximum accountability,” he says. “I won’t make the mistake of the past. I won’t agree to give them autonomy and not accountability.” | Accountability could take several different forms, Vargas says, including denial of tenure for teachers or principals. | Everyone says they’re in favor of accountability, Vargas says, until it happens. He says that when he tries to deny tenure, the resistance is fierce. | There’s no denying that the district has suffered from serious management problems. But another thing is also clear: Gone are the days when educators are given the leeway or the benefit of the doubt because they work with people — and people have quirks. | Urban education, in particular, has rapidly pivoted to formulaic solutions. The ambiguity caused by issues like poverty, truancy, and low parental engagement may have unpredictable, but not excusable outcomes.
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Scarcely a corner of the globe has escaped the grave sin of anti-Semitism, but the Holocaust was caused by evil, not the Church. The Church’s holiness does not mean that each member is always holy. Jesus said there would be both good and bad in His Church; even St. Peter – the first Pope – denied Christ three times. As with any relationship, Jews and Christians have encountered problems on both sides, but I’m amazed by Mr. Sciolino’s claim that “the road [to the Holocaust] began 2,000 years ago” in the Church. The first Christians were faithful Jews who saw that Christ did not abolish the Law, but fulfilled it. Nowhere is Christianity’s proud Jewish heritage more evident than in Catholicism. Mr. Sciolino commits historical “malpractice.” Galileo was not the Church’s finest moment, but it wasn’t Galileo’s, either. Rather than propose his theory simply as a scientific matter, Galileo insisted that it be accepted as theological truth, though he could not prove it. The Church has long promoted science: for example, Copernicus dedicated his heliocentric theory to Pope Paul III. Pope Pius XII vocally opposed Nazism even before the war, as Cardinal Secretary of State. After his election, he continued Pope Pius XI’s defiance of the Nazis; these efforts often had to be secret, but they are well documented, including by many Jewish observers, of which Joseph Lichten and Rabbi Pinchas Lapide are just two examples. Mr. Sciolino – not the Church – is on the “wrong side of history.” Fifty years after Vatican II, that Council has been definitively interpreted through the “hermeneutic of continuity,” 6 CITY
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as Pope Benedict XVI beautifully noted. Mr. Sciolino’s views are not about history, but his disagreement with Church teaching. Mr. Netsky should have asked why an institution so allegedly corrupt is still going strong after 2,000 years. The answer is that the Holy Spirit guides the Church to all Truth, despite the failings of some of her members and broader humanity. I pray that Deacon Sciolino will see that. JOHN REFERMAT
Dealing with Syria
To compare Assad’s probable use of sarin and mustard gas to the Nazi’s use of Zyklon B is inane (“Our Terrible Dilemma,” Urban Journal). To do so is as irrational as attempting to compare the use of a pistol to the dropping of a hydrogen bomb. And as to standing by, I may have missed it, but where was all this hand-ringing, angst, and less-than-subtle calls for US military intervention from City Newspaper when the Sudanese leadership was butchering their own citizens in Darfur? While the deaths of 400 children, or people of any age and number, by chemical warfare is reprehensible, it must be placed in perspective. As I recall, in Darfur a halfmillion people were killed by conventional weapons. But the calls for American and international intervention on moral grounds were muted. And debate was non-existent. Perhaps had Darfur, like Syria, been in the Middle East and not in Africa, been the only significant crudeoil producing country in the Eastern Mediterranean region, contained sizable accessible reserves of oil and
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natural gas, and been sitting on top of major oil pipeline routes, there might have been more concern over that area’s fate. MJN
Returned recently from Israel. Although always on military alert, Israel is currently enjoying a rather quiet time – other than the West Bank Palestinian clan, most Palestinians can and do now work in Israel, go to university, benefit from health care. Arab families are seen in the malls, on the trains, in the restaurants – i.e. enjoying life. Thus it’s no surprise that the Israeli “man on the street” doesn’t want to hear about military action against Syria. Whom do you think that Syria will retaliate against? France? America? Of course not. They will simply send bombs Israel’s way, which they can do without even crossing a border, or sending a plane in the air. Secretary Kerry has well stated the pit-of-thestomach sickness that one feel’s in hearing of chemical force anywhere. Dropping American bombs adds nothing but harm to Israel to this sick situation. NEIL R. SCHEIER
Obama says we (the US) must punish Assad for using chemical weapons “so abhorrent it demands a response.” But wait! Now he says we could let diplomatic efforts proceed and let the UN oversee just the surrender of the chemical weapons instead. So Assad can avoid punishment just like that? Why is Obama letting Assad off the hook? (Or is Obama is just letting himself off the hook?) Obama should give his Nobel Peace Prize to Vladimir Putin. BRYAN
that there’ll be none, but Gantt has been Warren’s mentor, and his critics worry that he will help call the shots in City Hall. On the other hand, many people will consider Warren’s closeness to Gantt a good thing. Gantt has been a powerful presence in Albany, where Rochester’s influence often seems weak. Gantt and Warren both care deeply about the needs of Rochester’s inner-city residents, and Gantt is likely to push for state funding to support Warren’s initiatives. 6) What will be the effect on the Rochester school district? Warren has been a strong critic of the district, but in a post-election interview with 13WHAM, she said she wants to give Superintendent Bolgen Vargas a chance to improve student achievement. During the campaign, however, she said her administration would help provide students with more choices outside of the schools operated by the Rochester district. She promised to support charter schools – helping recruit “high-performing charter operators with proven results serving urban students,” for instance. And her Beacons School Program would give “startup funds and technical support” not only to traditional public schools but also to private and charter schools, to encourage partnerships with community agencies to help students and their families. That, as Warren says, will give students more alternatives to Rochester school district schools – a chance, Warren believes, for a better education. That will also undoubtedly weaken the district and its schools, which may end up serving the city’s most vulnerable, most disadvantaged children. The first families turning to those alternatives are likely to be those already most engaged in their children’s education. And the district will have less money to serve the remaining children, as state funding follows the students who head to charter schools. Would Warren try to cut funding to the district? She hasn’t shown any signs that she would. Besides, cutting funding for schools is no easy matter. It’s one thing to try to get more money for schools when budgets are tight or the public is unhappy with the schools’ achievement. It’s quite another to try to take money away from them. We could also see a return to the adversarial relationship between City Hall and the school district. Richards has worked hard to lessen that, to be supportive of the district and its efforts without excusing the poor student achievement. Given her past statements, Warren may not be as empathetic. And then, of course, there’s mayoral control. David Gantt has pushed for it in the Assembly. Richards supported it when Bob Duffy was mayor, but he has since said that it caused so much community tension that he
wouldn’t bring it up. Green candidate Alex White opposes it. The state legislature would have to approve the change, and it’s unlikely that it would approve mayoral control for Rochester if the mayor didn’t want it. Like Richards, Warren has supported mayoral control in the past. In the 13WHAM interview last week, Warren didn’t embrace it. Instead, she said this: “Right now, the superintendent has been working at improving our outcomes. He’s a new superintendent, and I want to be able to support him.” She said she wants to see what next year’s test scores show, but “at this point,” she said, “I’m going to look to support the superintendent and the school board.” 7) What will be Warren’s budget priorities? Several of Warren’s initiatives will be expensive, and while she says she’s confident that she’ll get money from such sources as grants and private investment, presumably some funding will come from the city’s operating and capital budgets. And that aside, she will likely have different priorities than Richards, whether in providing funding for such events as the Jazz Festival or in shifting money and focus in neighborhood programs and services. That, of course, is true any time a new mayor is elected. (As mayor, Bill Johnson was willing to invest in support for the ferry to Toronto; his successor quickly shut the ferry down.) Campaign statements don’t give us a clear
picture of what political candidates will do, once they face the realities of governing. In addition, many of Warren’s initiatives will need City Council approval. If the incumbents on the ballot are re-elected in November, Council will still have a slim majority who supported Richards in the primary. That doesn’t mean that the election caused an irreparable split. And for some initiatives, Warren may find easy support. Some of the Richards backers, for instance, have been as critical of the school district as Warren has been. But Council could block some of her initiatives. We may also see some changes on Council – and some pretty heated Democratic primaries for City Council seats in future elections. It’s possible that some of Warren’s supporters on Council could get appointments in her administration. In addition, some Councilmembers may decide to retire. Atlarge member Carolee Conklin has said that if she wins re-election to a four-year term in November, that will be her last. If City Council resists initiatives that are important to Warren, she and her supporters may work hard to put more sympathetic Democrats on Council in the next two elections.
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Activist nun makes Rochester stop The philosophy of the hard right is breathtaking in its strangulation of compassion, and in its self-righteous disregard of history. It is also, says Sister Simone Campbell, just plain bad for the country. Campbell is the executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby based in Washington, D.C. She is coming to Rochester later this month to speak at the Christ’s Love in Action event sponsored by Flower City Habitat for Humanity and Heritage Christian Services. Her appearance is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue. There is no charge and registration is not required. Campbell will also make a couple of appearances at Nazareth College. The first is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, in the Arts Center Callahan Theater. The second is at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20, in the Linehan Chapel in the Golisano Academic Center. Both events are free and open to the public. Campbell received national attention as an organizer of Nuns on the Bus, an activist group that makes cross-country tours to influence lawmakers on immigration reform, poverty, and health care. The group logged 6,500 miles through 15 states during its most recent trip. People are afraid to look clearly at issues like poverty and immigration, Campbell says, because it would be mean sharing responsibility for both helping sustain and helping solve the problems. “We all need to acknowledge that we are benefitting from having employers pay low wages, because we get lower-cost items,” she says. “And if I’m going to face up to the fact that I am helping keep people poor, then I have to stand up and not only say that I’m willing to pay taxes, but I’m willing to pay higher taxes. “And we know from history that having a permanent underclass wasn’t a good idea when we had slavery,” she says. “It’s not a good idea now. In a democracy, the whole idea is that we work together to govern ourselves. And if you’re leaving out a significant group of people, then the government is failing.” In a recent conversation, Campbell spoke about her support for the Affordable Care Act and immigration reform. Many of her positions put her and Network at odds with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the church’s governing entity and public policy arm. The Vatican chastised Network for “focusing its work too much on poverty and economic injustice, while keeping ‘silent’ on abortion and same-sex marriage,” says the New York Times. What follows is an edited version of a wideranging interview with Sister Campbell:
US Conference of Catholic Bishops says it impinges on their religious freedom.
Campbell: The bishops’ staff started off opposing the Affordable Care Act when it was still in Congress, claiming that there was federal funding for abortion in the act. I read the bill, and it specifically says there is not. And since that time, two federal courts have found as a matter of law that there is no federal funding of abortion. The last time I checked the bishops’ website, they no longer maintained that there is federal funding of abortion. Now they say they fear there is federal funding of abortion. Even though the Obama administration did basically everything that they said they needed the administration to do to comply with the issues of religious liberty that they found, they persist in maintaining that it’s not sufficient. They keep moving the goal post. So I believe, along with the Catholic Health Association, that the accommodation that was made by the administration protects religious liberty. Unfortunately, the bishops, who have a contract as I understand it to litigate this issue, are holding out on a litigation strategy, thinking it would be better to litigate this than for our people to get health care. I just find this disingenuous, and quite worrisome. You’re also outspoken in support of immigration reform.
On this one, we stand with the bishops. And on our latest bus trip, some bishops came and stood with us, which really was great. We have all these treaties for the free movement of capital, but none for the free movement of labor. And as long as there’s no real, workable provision for the movement of labor, labor’s exploited. We have sisters in Mexico working in little towns without men. Because of NAFTA, the men were no longer able to support their families with agriculture, so they came to the north. The women try to farm the land, and the men come here to try to send money back so their families can live. So our global trade policy has generated the movement of people. We as a nation have to take responsibility for the consequences of our policy. Therefore we need to fix our broken system. Jesus was all about welcoming the stranger, reaching out to the one who is left out, making sure all are included and can participate. So for me, it’s an issue of faith. It’s not good for us as a nation to have people who are not invested, who cannot invest in our democracy. Your views on abortion are nuanced.
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has strengthened. Where abortions have gone up are with low-income women. That says to me that there’s a direct correlation between abortion and economics. And to be pro-life requires us to be vigorously in support of women, who are the majority of low-wage workers. Therefore I think it’s more about the formation of individual conscience and economic opportunity than it is about outlawing it. Both sides of this debate have used this one issue as a way to rally their base. And neither one has an interest in really taking care of women who might make this choice, or be tempted to make this choice.
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A congressman told me that poverty would be taken care of if we did away with minimum wage. He would consider himself pro-life. But he would rather have people starve. The easy labels that we put on positions have been seriously counterproductive to having a conversation. So I’ve been trying to be clearer, to push folks who identify themselves as pro-life but don’t want to do anything to support people after they’re born. It made me nervous for a very long time that I would be lumped into an extremist category that I don’t belong in. But I finally realized that my values are my values, and why should I hide from it? I’m trying to be bolder about sticking up for what I believe. I am pro-life. [Abortion is] not a good choice. It’s an anguished choice that no woman should have to make, and we ought to work really hard to make sure there are plenty of options. But we don’t. rochestercitynewspaper.com
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This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Immigration policy talk
A group of faith, labor, and civil rights organizations will present the talk “Race, Community, and Immigration Bias” by the Rev. Luis Barrios at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 28. Barrios is chair of the Department of Latin American Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an Episcopal priest with St. Mary’s Church in West Harlem. He has studied US immigration policies extensively. The event will be held at Workers United Hall, 750 East Avenue.
Panel discussion on women’s equality
Women’s Equality Liberation and Defense and several co-sponsors will present “The Women’s Equality Act: What’s
Next?” a panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25. The New York State Assembly passed the full Women’s Equality Act, but the Senate refused to vote on a portion of the bill dealing with abortion rights. Is New York at risk for the passage of harsh anti-abortion laws? Where do supporters of the Women’s Equality Act go from here? KaeLyn Rich, director of the Genesee Chapter of the NYCLU, and Betty DeFrazio, executive director of the local chapter of Planned Parenthood, will answer these questions and others at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
Voting rights discussion
The League of Women Voters and Monroe County Board of Elections Commissioners Thomas Ferrarese and Peter Quinn will present “Your Vote Counts,” a discussion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
September 24. Last June, the US Supreme Court ruled that Section 4 of the 1963 Voting Rights Act was not needed, but it gave Congress the ability to rewrite the law. The LWV is strongly in support of doing so, and is working to expand access to voting. The event will be held at Asbury First Methodist Church, 1054 East Avenue.
Lecture on deaf culture
The University of Rochester will present “Deaf Ethnicity: For and Against,” a lecture by Harlan Lane, a professor at Northeastern University and a specialist in the psychology of language. Lane is a controversial spokesperson for the deaf community. He is a critic of cochlear implants and his written extensively about speech, hearing, and the deaf culture. His lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, in the Rush Rhees Library.
Dining More restaurants should take advantage of arugula’s sharp pepperiness for their burgers; it’s a winning pairing. Add-ons for the burger abound, like the sweetly complex tomato-bacon jam ($1.50), though it would be nice if at least one of them were included in the $12 price tag. Both beef sandwiches are served with thin-cut French fries, dusted with truffle seasoning. Beef continues to fare well with the bone-in Kansas City strip steak ($30, dinner) and a classic pairing of roasted potatoes. The sweet-chili tuna ($24, dinner), however, is not as successful. The sashimi-grade tuna is done no favors by a glaze that’s the sophisticated cousin to packets of Chinese take-out duck sauce. Also undermining the entrée is the saffron coconut rice, which suffers the same fate as the flatbread — too salty. The Brownie Cake ($6) resembles a dark
The raspberry mojito (left) and French Dip sandwich (right) from Tap & Table, located in Corn Hill Landing. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
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Tap & Table, the 14-month-old restaurant in Corn Hill Landing, hums with activity on a Saturday night. It’s one of the most talked about, written about, and Yelp-ped about players on the local food scene in the past year. In 2012 it won City Newspaper’s readers’ poll for best new restaurant. It’s got a great view of the Rochester skyline and the Genesee River. Its bar selection is expansive, and it prides itself on a commitment to “fresh, farm to table” dining. There’s even valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights. All of the above points to an enjoyable dining experience. There are enough misfires, on not-inexpensive items, however, to suggest that Tap & Table’s buzz isn’t matching its execution — at least, not yet. Equally emphasizing bar and kitchen offerings, the Tap & Table menu suggests pairings. Though some might be obvious,
such as Magners Irish Cider ($5.25) with the hard-cider-brined chicken in the chickensalad sandwich ($9, lunch only), others clearly benefit from advice, as in the coupling of Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious beer ($7.25) with chili-vodka shrimp ($13), sautéed with fresh herbs and house-infused chili vodka. I didn’t observe any cocktail and food pairings on my visits (this may change), so I followed my own tastes. The raspberry mojito ($9), made with light and smooth Angostura Reserva Rum, muddled raspberries, and the requisite lime, mint, and club soda, sparkles on the palate. The Slynx ($8), however, lost all its apricot liqueur and apple-brandy fruit flavors to the mescal’s smokiness. While it reminded me of a watered-down Islay scotch, Tap & Table’s co-owner Joe McBane notes that the drink’s agave flavors are meant to dominate. The small plates at Tap & Table are also a mixed bag: the corn and crab chowder ($7) came out lukewarm and the color of chicken gravy. Crisp kernels of fresh corn burst on the tongue but chunks of crabmeat, or any crabmeat at all, were nowhere to be found in my bowl. The soup had a hint of the ocean, but if I didn’t know I was eating crab chowder, I don’t know that I would have picked up on it. The pork flatbread ($11, dinner special), with its Thai flavors — ginger, peanut
sauce, cilantro, vinegary carrots and peppers — had its deliciousness undercut by being too salty. The first few bites were fine, but each subsequent taste introduced more sodium, until I found myself reaching for the ice water (served in a carafe with cucumber slices — a nice touch). It’s a shame, not only because the Thai flavors were so in balance, but because the bread itself was nicely grilled: crisp at the edges and tender in the middle. The best of the small plates was the ricotta gnocchi ($9). Gnocchi frequently earns its potato-bullet nickname, but at Tap & Table they have a cloud-like lightness, and are happily enrobed in a white-wine-butter sauce topped with parmesan. Al dente fava beans perk up the dish with their early-spring greenness, as do sunny corn kernels. A larger portion would be a welcome addition to the large-plate selection. The French Dip sandwich ($13, lunch) with prime rib, horseradish mayo, and melted provolone hugged by a sesame- and poppy-seed roll, would be good on its own, but dipping it in the accompanying jus adds beefy flavor and an acidity that balances the sandwich’s fat. The beef burger ($12), made with beef from Lima’s Seven Bridges Farm, is served on a brioche-like roll and topped with roasted garlic aioli and arugula.
block: two thick brownies held together by a thin layer of peanut-butter frosting. This is a death-by-chocolate kind of dessert — you either like them, or you don’t. If you do, you’ll enjoy this cake’s moist richness, pocketed with melted chocolate, but you may wish that the peanut butter was more robust in the face of all that cocoa. For a sweet and light end to the meal, the Catalonian Cream ($6) is a good choice. Fans of crème brulee will appreciate the crunchy, caramelized sugar shell, but the custard underneath is lighter and looser than a French crème. Here, the cream envelops fresh fruit — one night the dessert featured strawberries and pineapple chunks; on another it was peaches and plums. Tap & Table does a fine job, but I don’t think it’s living up to its potential. It doesn’t do enough to set itself apart from the rest of the fresh-and-local restaurant pack, nor does it fully reflect Rochester and its surroundings’ unique food bounty. There are some unfortunate errors in the food, and I’d hoped for more innovation, electricity, and excitement. That said, the fall menu I previewed — featuring blue cheese-and-walnutstuffed baked apples with a port wine reduction, Flour City pasta carbonara and hanger steak with a Brussels sprout hash among other seasonal and local treats — does look promising. As Tap & Table continues to establish itself, I hope we’ll see a more distinct point of view, more dishes that strive to reinvent and reimagine the familiar, and more of the joie de vivre that transforms eating out into a dining experience.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 WATER STREET MUSIC HALL, 204 N. WATER ST. 8 P.M. | $12-$15 | WATERSTREETMUSIC.COM [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Jordan Kelley is a slick studio guru
and crafty songwriter with a feathery falsetto. Jason Huber fills the remaining space with effect-driven guitar work that is expertly executed, whether in house or on the stage. Put the two of them together and you have the electrifying Nashville duo Cherub, proud purveyor of bawdy and provocative pop. This funky brand of immensely danceable indie-tronica brings the hooks to a whole new level. The moments of singability, driving beats, and dreamy, textured synths create a sound that is fresh, energetic, accessible, and maybe even transcendent. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR.
The Younger Gang SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 ABILENE, 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY 7 P.M. | $6-$10 | ABILENEBARANDLOUNGE.COM [ FOLK ] This Rochester-based folk outfit brings together
members of the Windsor Folk Family, RootsCollider, Blackened Blues, and Sparx and Yarms. The resulting amalgamation is a deeply affecting foray into what you could call neo-Americana. The band’s unique approach to Old-timey Appalachian tunes is positively informed by, and infused with, the members’ rock, blues, funk, and electronica pedigrees. It’s a distinct breed of folk music that is, despite a healthy respect for its roots, absolutely modern. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR.
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The Whale & The Warbler FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 THE BUG JAR, 219 MONROE AVE. 9 P.M. | $6-$8 | BUGJAR.COM [ FOLK ] Geneseo-based The Whale & The Warbler is
a nu-folk act whose sound feels relevant to the times, thanks to the nu-folk explosion that has been taking place for the past five years or so — most notably in the UK. As a result, the band’s sound fits in well with bands such as Noah & The Whale, Slow Club, and Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit. The Whale & The Warbler is comprised of seven very talented musicians, all of whom have a clear understanding of how important strong melodies, picturesque lyricism, and depth of feeling are to folk music. The band will be releasing its debut album this week at Bug Jar. Judging from the previously released tracks, it is sure to be chock full of nu-folk goodness. — BY LEAH CREARY
Uplift FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 TILT, 444 CENTRAL AVE. 10 P.M. | $5-$10 | FACEBOOK.COM/TILTNIGHTCLUB [ TRANCE ] Known for its upfront melodies, accelerated tempos, and lustrous sound palette, trance music has been a mainstay of big rooms and giant festivals since the rave’s heyday. Sky Baby Productions will be spotlighting this style of music once a month at Tilt with Uplift, starting this Friday. Seattle’s DJ In3gue will transport dancers to another, better place. — BY JIM KEMPKES
Barrence Whitfield performed Tuesday, September 10, at Lovin’ Cup. PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE
Trifle and trouble [ REVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
You put a powerful black voice in front of a garage band you’ve got some unstoppable rock ’n’ roll. Put Boston’s bombastic blues belter Barrence Whitfield blasting in front of The Savages (including two of the original Savages) and it’s like an operatic Howitzer. The band unleashed an incredible r&b-tinged garage barrage on the unsuspecting and the suspecting piled into Lovin’ Cup Tuesday, September 10, as Whifield let fly with his gravel wail and primal scream. Whitfield bounded around the place, dancing on tables, throwing tantrums on the floor and generally wreaking havoc with hits from his quiver like “Bloody Mary” and “Big Mamou,” as well as songs off his new “Dig Thy Savage Soul.” One of the best all-out rock ’n’ roll shows I’ve seen since, well, the last time Whitfield was in town. Unstoppable and unparalleled. EEEEEOWWW!! Caught the Charlie Mitchell Group’s happy hour set at Abilene Friday evening. The band is no doubt proficient chopswise, but comes on with a casual hangback.
More atmosphere than performance, which ain’t always easy. I dug the group’s casual elegance, especially its take on Monk’s “Blue Monk.” Tres cool. Anonymous Willpower let go with a huge set (breaks are for pussies) later that night at the Dinosaur BBQ with a heart full of soul. The band rode the rollercoaster between Irma and Etta with an amazingly tight back beat. So tight, in fact, that it would’ve made Ike Turner slap himself. I dug Don Anonymous’ parade-float head gear, I dug Suzie Willpower’s vocal trips to church and the moon. Hell, I dug it all. I’m getting a wee bit tired of copping to “Americana” and “roots-rock.” Yet when I caught Dust & Bone’s set at Lovin’ Cup Saturday night, the band’s casual lope and saunter called to mind The Band and even Dylan, and it doesn’t get more Americana or roots-rock than that, does it? Dust & Bone warmed the boards for 5Head, which delivered a tight and fun, horns-a-plenty set of smart-assed ska. Bassist Steve Pizzuto sounds better with his pants on. Trust me.
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Music “Why don’t you use the Quonset Hut?” It snowballed from there and I thought instead of just my band, why not get some of the musicians that played on all those old records I was recreating? How’d you run them down?
Well, they’re still working. They’re in the union book. You just call them up and they’ll come play your session for you. It was a complete honor for me to have Harold Bradley and Bob Moore and Buddy Spicher, all those guys… Harold Bradley is the mostrecorded guitar player in recording history and the sweetest, most honorable man I know. I love that guy. Having those guys come in and be the backbone on a handful of songs was a tremendous honor and just a total gas. How’d you pick the material for the album?
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“We’re gonna make sure shit gets broke at Abilene,” promises country singer/songwriter/ all-around rambunctious hillbilly cat, Chuck Mead. And though he and his band, the Grassy Knoll Boys, will undoubtedly tear up the joint, Mead is a respectful artist who speaks with an excited reserve when talking about his latest platter, “Back at the Quonset Hut.” It was recorded at what was originally known as Bradley’s Film & Recording Studios, the famed studio that birthed Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry,” and Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet,” among other classic songs. The studio closed in 1982 only to be revamped and reopened in 2006 as part of Belmont University. Mead recorded this album of country and rockabilly songs among the dust and ghosts, going so far as to incorporate some of the original session musicians and hired guns that worked in the studio’s golden age. Mead first burst on the scene with the three-time Grammy-nominated retro-hillbilly
outfit BR549. With the band officially on hiatus, Mead has focused on a solo career and producing the Broadway hit “Million Dollar Quartet.” He called from rehearsal to discuss recording in the country-music equivalent to the Vatican, how you always have to include Acuff and Williams, and why there will never be a BR549 musical. Here’s an edited transcript of what was said. CITY: How was it laying down a session at The Quonset Hut? Chuck Mead: Oh man, it was a pretty
spectacular experience. You go into a spot where so much of what you do and what is part of you musically as an artist was created, for most of all hillbilly music — that and RCA studio B —was amazing. This seems like a perfect fit for you. Why didn’t you try this earlier?
It wasn’t open earlier. It was dormant. Years ago when we BR549 changed labels from Sony to Arista, the studio that once was the Quonset Hut was where the art department worked. You could still go and stand in the spot where the singer stood, and it was this weird spot that didn’t sound like any other spot in the room. So Belmont University decided to revamp it and threw a bunch of money into it. And it just so happened that the sound engineering professor was Mike Janas, who had co-produced the first four BR549 records years ago. When I decided I was going to do a classic country record he said,
I picked songs we’ve been doing live. I wanted to do songs that were recorded at The Quonset Hut, too. I know the Hank Williams song was recorded at the old Castle, but that doesn’t count. If you’re making a classic country record, you’ve got to put a Roy Acuff and Hank Williams song on your record. What’s the Chuck Mead spin on the material? How did you make it yours?
My spin is there’s always just a little bit of rock ’n’ roll in it, because there was always a little bit of rock ’n’ roll in those guys. It just wasn’t called that then; it hadn’t completely morphed into the atomic age. And we didn’t do exact replicas of the songs, because it’s ridiculous to match it note for note. We just kind of did it our own way. I think we modernized it. I mean, we recorded it on Pro Tools and bounced it over to tape when we mixed it to get more warmth. It all still went down live. How did you get involved with the “Million Dollar Quartet” musical?
It was a weird phone call I got in 2005 from Colin Escott asking me if I’d ever worked on a Broadway musical. Then he explained what it was. I knew the songs and thought, I can do this. We started with a little production down in Florida and I just approached it like I was producing a record. I just wanted to make it authentic rockabilly music. Those guys were really up there playing. Were you mindful of making it too corny or mainstream?
I was looking at these guys as a musical legacy. I didn’t want it to get all cheesed out. And I think we achieved that. I think we achieved a very entertaining show that people who go to regular musical theater would enjoy just as much as the people who never go to musical theater who would think, “Hey, that’s a great rock ’n’ roll show. I can dig that.” I got the bug now; I kind of want to write a musical.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Margaret Explosion. Little
Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Personal Blend. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. Bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Italian American Karaoke. Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. iaccrochester.org. 7:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Mayfield’s Pub. Mayfield’s Pub, 669 N. Winton Rd. 288-7199. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Sanibel Cottage. Sanibel Cottage, 1517 Empire Blvd. Webster. 671-9340. sanibelcottage.net. 6 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett. Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lakeshore Drive. Canandaigua. 905-0222. Joseandwillys.com. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke Wednesdays. Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. Call for info. Karaoke w/Mark. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E. Main St. 2883930. 9 p.m. Free. [ OPEN MIC ]
Open Acoustic Mic Night w/ Mandy. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35
N. Main St. Fairport. 388-0136. shortsfairport.com. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mic at Jeffrey’s. Jeffrey’s, 3115 E. Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 486-4937. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Open Mic Jam Boulder Alexander St.. Boulder Coffee
Co., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Open Mic w/Steve West. Muddy Waters Coffee House, 53 Main St. Geneseo. 2439111. mwcoffeehouse.com. 7 p.m. Free.
WORLD MUSIC | SAAKUMU DANCE TROUPE
The Saakumu Dance Troupe hails from Ghana (Africa), performing spiritual, ceremonial, recreational, and contemporary African dance forms. It is led by Bernard Woma. According to the group’s Facebook page, Woma’s father handed him mallets as an infant and he began playing the “gyil” when he was only 2 years old. The gyil is a traditional instrument, like a xylophone, of the African Dagara people. Take in the colors, instruments, and music as part of the Eastman School of Music’s World Music Series. Future concerts include Pablo Ziegler Quartet’s Argentinean tango music (January 21), and the Balian Gamelan Lila Muni (April 28). Saakumu Dance Troupe performs Tuesday, September 24, 8 p.m. at Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. $10. esm.rochester.edu. — BY PALOMA CAPANNA
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Adam Ezra Group. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9 p.m. $5-$8.
The Blues Project ft. Gordon Munding and friends. The
Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. dublandunderground.wordpress. com. 10 p.m. 21+. $5.
Beale, 693 South Ave. 2714650. thebealegrille.com. Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. Free. CCE Open Jam Session. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub. com. 7 p.m. Free. Evan Prewitt. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. The Still Hand String Band. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9 p.m. $5-$8.
[ POP/ROCK ]
Talk Like a Pirate Day Party ft. Jeff Eliott. Marge’s Lakeside
[ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
Live & Local ft. Flawless, Kushtopher. Water Street Music
Hall, 204 N. Water St. 3255600. waterstreetmusic.com. 8:30 p.m. $5-$10.
Word of Mouth Wednesday’s w/DJ Private Eye. Dubland
Dick Leschhorn. Irondequoit
Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. 336-6060. 7 p.m. Call to register 336-6060. Drivin’ Memphis. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Free.
Houses w/Jamaican Queens, Sparx & Yarms, and Little Spoon. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Ave. 9 p.m. $8-$12.
Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. margeslakesideinn.com. 6 p.m. 21+. Free.
Thirsty Thursday’s w/Frankie and Jewels. Avenue Pub, 522
Monroe Ave. 244-4960. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Son House Blues Night. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 2714650. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Party Monster Thursdays. ONE
Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. oneclublife. com. 10 p.m. 18+. Call for info. DJ Matt. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. Call for info. DJ Sal DeSantis. 7 p.m. Call for info.
Grand Opening ft. Triple Tap (Rich Kishita, Potent Sync).
Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 222-5683. Call for info. Jameson Alexander. Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. dublandunderground.wordpress. com. 10 p.m. $5-$15. Karaoke at Panorama. Panorama Night Club & Sports Bar, 730 Elmgrove Rd. 2472190. 9 p.m. Free. Thirsty Thursday’s. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. tcrileysparkpoint.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Thursday Night Shakedown. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. Free. continues on page 14
[ BLUES ]
John Payton Project. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Free.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 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 ]
Fred Stone & Andy Calabrese Jazz Duo. The Brighton on East,
1881 East Ave. (585) 271-6650. thebrightonrestaurant.com. 7 p.m. Free. Mike Kaupa. Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. 348-9104. 6 p.m. Call for info. Pete Anderson. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. $12-$15. Roses & Revolutions. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Ryan from El Rojo Jazz. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6 p.m. Free. Steve Grills & The Roadmasters. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. thelowermill.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Roncone’s, 232
Lyell Ave. 458-3090. ItalianRestaurantRochester.com. 6 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke at Center Cafe. 7 p.m. Free.
Karaoke at Willow Inn. Willow
Inn, 428 Manitou Rd. Hilton. 392-3489. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Brickwood Grill. Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. 730-8230. brickwoodgrill. com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s,
485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ PineappleJacks. 9 p.m. Free.
Karaoke Night w/Debbie Randyn. Pittsford Pub, 60 N.
Main St. Pittsford. 586-4650. thepittsfordpub.com. 9:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/DJ Smooth. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 2323430. Call for info. Karaoke w/George. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Shotgun Music. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main St. Victor. 924-3660. Free. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. Fairport. 388-0136. shortsfairport.com. 10 p.m. Free. Karoake w/Cyd Scarlett. Victor Village Inn, 34 East Main Street. Victor. 925-5025. 8:30 p.m. Call for info.
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[ OPEN MIC ]
Open G. The Beale, 1930 Empire
Open Mic at Towpath Cafe.
Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Open Mic Jam Boulder Park Ave.. Boulder Coffee Co.,
RPO Marimba Band. Rochester
5 Alarm Open Jam. 9 p.m. Call
6:30 p.m. Free.
739 Park Ave. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/Steve Piper. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E. Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free. Spot Coffee Open Mic. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. 6134600. spotcoffee.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.
[ CLASSICAL ] Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Call for info. [ COUNTRY ]
Dang!. Abilene Bar & Lounge,
153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 6 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
[ R&B ]
Mitty & The Followers. Pane
Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 8 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 3193832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Free Speech Rocks: Benefit for Bread & Water Theatre at the Bug Jar: Fiona Corinne, Amy Schramm. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Ave. 8 p.m. $6-$8.
Rochester Fringe Festival. See website for full festival schedule. rochesterfringe.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Bearfoot Brothers Tour Return Show w/The Whale & The Warbler, White Woods, The Fevertones, and Emma Lane.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $6-$8.
Joe Banjo Burke Memorial Concert wPat Kane, Mike Pepper . McGraw’s Irish
Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub.com. 6 p.m. Free. Nancy Perry. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free.
Rochester Puerto Rican Festival 2013. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie
Silver Way. redwingsbaseball. com. noon. See website for full festival schedule. prfestival.com. $5-$25. True Blue. 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. Brockport. 637-2383. 58main.com. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. The Welcome Matt. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ BLUES ] Deep Blue. Hatter’s Pub, 5 West Main St. Webster. 872-1505. 8 p.m. Call for info. Eric and the Bluesbirds. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. $5. Night Stalkers. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info.
On the House Fridays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. oneclublife. com. 21+. Call for info. Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. 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. 140alex.com. 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. quakersteakandlube.com/ 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. Trancesend, Victor Gig. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 2225683. Call for info. Uplift. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook.com/ Tiltnightclub. 10 p.m. $5-$10.
WITR Chip Night ft. Danimal Cannon, Chip’s Challenge, Faking Amnesia, and SB3.
Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. $5. [ JAZZ ]
Bobby DiBaudo Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free.
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Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Free. Ferrante & Furioso. Lucky’s Irish Bar Chili, 3240 Chili Ave. 8891005. 7 p.m. Call for info.
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Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Marco Amadio. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 6:30 p.m. Free.
Smooth Jazz Birthday Bash ft. The Jimmie Highsmith Experience. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. 7 p.m. $10.
Smooth Talkers w/Marty Roberts. Johnny’s Irish Pub,
1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub.com. 5 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes.
Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250. Fairport. 598-3820. EagleVale.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
DJ/ELECTRONIC | JAMESON ALEXANDER
Who has the house? Rochester has the house! While Jameson Alexander may be local, he is pumping out house that sounds much more far reaching. Taking a break from being a resident DJ at One Nightclub, he is lending his talents down the street and a little further underground. Also appearing will be Conjur, who will be providing all the wub wub you could ever need. There will be no shortage of DJ’s upstairs or down willing to get you pumped.
Karaoke w/Cody. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 5 p.m. Free.
You can see Jameson Alexander Thursday, September 19, 10 p.m. at Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. $5$15. 18+. 232-7550. — BY SUZAN PERO
Karaoke at Flaherty’s Webster. Flaherty’s Webster,
Battery. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 6633375. nolasweb.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Dave McGrath Band. Pelican’s Nest, 566 River St. 663-5910. pelicansnestrestaurant.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Dave Viterna Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. Aqueous. Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. dublandunderground.wordpress. com. 10 p.m. $7. Hall Pass. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Happy Hour with Jeff Cosco. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 5 p.m. Call for info Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 5 p.m. Call for info. Lowdown, Front Stage. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. 10 p.m. Free. Lupis. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon.com. 8 p.m. $5. Into the Now. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. Free. Rochester Fringe Festival. See website for full festival schedule. rochesterfringe.com. Rock-it-Science. The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. Fairport. 377-2452. eaglevale.com/argylegrill. 8 p.m. Free.
1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 6710816. flahertys.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s,
485 Spencerport Rd. Gates. 247-5225. facebook.com/ PineappleJacks. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke by Dan & Sherri. Barnard Restaurant & Party House, 360 Maiden Ln. 6631250. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett!. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N. Goodman St. 266-3570. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/Krazy George. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. Fairport. 388-0136. shortsfairport.com. 10 p.m. Free. [ OPEN MIC ]
Open Mic Night. Mooseberry
Café, 2555 Baird Rd. Penfield. 348-9022. mooseberrycafe.com. 6 p.m. Call for info. [ R&B ]
Coupe De Villes. Finger Lakes
Casino & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 924-3232. fingerlakesracetrack.com. Call for info. A Tribute To Motown. Captain’s Attic, 37 Charlotte St. 415-5933. 8 p.m. $15-$20. [ POP/ROCK ] Aaron Carter. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 3255600. waterstreetmusic.com. 9 p.m. $18.50-$68.50.
Something Else. Brickwood Grill,
250 Monroe Ave. 730-8230. brickwoodgrill.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Turkuaz. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 3255600. waterstreetmusic.com. 10 p.m. $10-$15 Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic. com. 10 p.m. $10-$15. Women of Faith. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 758-5300. bluecrossarena.com. Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. womenoffaith.com. $99-$109.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Songwriters in the Round 12th Anniversary Show ft. Jeff Riales, Maria Gillard, and Brian Coughlin. Tango Cafe,
389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 8 p.m. $9. Jeff Slutsky. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 6710816. flahertys.com. Call for info. Jim Lane. Brewery Pub & Grill, 8 W. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 6247870. breweryatthefalls.com. 9:30 p.m. Free. Jumbo Shrimp. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free. continues on page 16
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58 East Main St. Webster. 8 p.m. $10-$15.
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Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. Mud Creek. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 497-7010. flahertys.com. Call for info. Peet and Sonam. Natural Oasis Café, 288 Monroe Ave. 3251831. naturaloasisny.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Peg Dolan & Sharon McHargue. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub. com. 8 p.m. Free.
Rochester Puerto Rican Festival 2013. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way. redwingsbaseball. com. noon. See website for full festival schedule. prfestival.com. $5-$25.
The Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers 5th Anniversary Bash w/The Younger Gang. Abilene Bar &
Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 7 p.m. $6-$10. [ BLUES ]
Rochester native Greg Byers started playing cello as a toddler. After graduating from the University of Miami, Byers tested the waters of the Los Angeles music scene and eventually moved to Minneapolis, where he now resides. Byers is a singer-songwriter whose fall concert tour and new EP are financed by donations from a Kickstarter project. The tunes are warm and enjoyable and flow with an orchestral vibe. The vocals lean toward pop and sound sweet to the ear. This homecoming concert features Byers as a one-man-show who blends (among other things) an electric cello along with a synthesized rhythm section. It all works like a charm. Dave Pronko opens. Greg Byers performs on Sunday, September 22, 8:30 p.m. at Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. Donation suggested. tangocafedance.com. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR
Deep Blue. The Beale,
693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Industrial Blues Band. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 216-1070. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. John Cole Blues Band. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m. Free. Teressa Wilcox Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. [ CLASSICAL ]
Cantata Ensemble. Lutheran
Church of the Reformation, 111 North Chestnut St. 454-3367. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Pulling Out All the Stops Organ Concert. George Eastman House,
900 East Ave. 7 p.m. $75. [ COUNTRY ]
Double Cross, Flint Creek.
Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 5 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Blue Label Saturdays ft. DJ Andy Fade and DJ Bobby Base. Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. Call for info.
Cherub w/French Horn Rebellion. Water Street Music
Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic.com. 8 p.m. $12-$15. 16 CITY SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2013
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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. 140alex.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Trancesend. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 2225683. 10 p.m. $5.
Jameson Alexander, Rob Morley. Love Nightclub, 45
Euclid St. 222-5683. Call for info. La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook.com/ 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. blurochester.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
[ JAZZ ] Beau. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Free. Bob Snieder Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free.
Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Roses & Revolutions. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Prime Steakhouse,
42 E Main St. Webster. 2654777. PrimeRochester.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ R&B ]
Mitty & The Followers. Finger
Lakes Casino & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 924-3232. fingerlakesracetrack.com. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
80s Hair Band. Nola’s
Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. nolasweb. com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
9’s Birthday Bash ft. Nevergreen, Gypsyland, George Casden, and Dan Schuler.
Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. $5-$7. Absolution Project. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall. com. 7 p.m. $7-$9. Clyde. Monty’s Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 10 p.m. $5. Cold Sweat CD Release Party. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. houseofguitars.com. 6 p.m. Free.
Hamlin Station Music & Car Show. Hamlin Station Bar &
Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. Hamlin. 964-2010. hamlinstation.net. Call for info.
Internal Bleeding w/Abdicate, Goemagot, and Cthulhu. Bug
Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon: A 40th Anniversary Celebration. University of
Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus. 8 p.m. Free. Rochester Fringe Festival. See website for full festival schedule. rochesterfringe.com. The Venetia Fair. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic. com. 5:30 p.m. $5-$8.
A Victory For Upfish, Nagual, Andy Gilmore. Rochester
Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. Women of Faith. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 758-5300. bluecrossarena.com. Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. womenoffaith.com. $99-$109.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Celtic Music Sundays. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille. com. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance. com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 2714930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Peet and Sonam. Natural Oasis Café, 288 Monroe Ave. 325-1831. naturaloasisny. com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Rochester Puerto Rican Festival 2013. Frontier
Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way. redwingsbaseball.com. noon. See website for full festival schedule. prfestival.com. $5$25. [ CLASSICAL ]
Eastman at St. Michael’s.
St. Michael’s Church, 869 N. Clinton Ave. 325-4041. sfxcrochester.org. 2:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
First North Organ Public Performances. George Eastman
House, 900 East Ave. noon. Free w/museum admission.
[ JAZZ ]
Clarissa’s Jam Night w/Terrance Bruce. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 585-232-3430. clarissasjazz.com. 7 p.m. Free.
Drums & Bugle II ft. Paul Smoker, Phil Haynes.
Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall, 4245 East Avenue. 5853892700. 3 p.m. Free The Bop Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3354. bopshop.com. 8 p.m. $10. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke w/Cyd Scarlett. Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lakeshore Drive. Canandaigua. 905-0222. Joseandwillys.com. 8:30 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
Guitars at The Jar. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $5-$7. Intronaut. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 7 p.m. $10-$12. The LPs. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. Rochester Fringe Festival. See website for full festival schedule. rochesterfringe.com.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Magic City Monday’s. Louie’s Cordial’s Lounge, 392 Lyell Ave. 254-2844. 7 p.m. $5 before 10 p.m. [ JAZZ ]
Mark Bader. Bistro 135,
135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 5:30 p.m. Free. Watkins & The Rapiers. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke w/Walt O’Brien.
Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E. Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free. [ OPEN MIC ]
Dave McGrath Open Mic.
Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 8 p.m. Free. Open Jam at Thirsty Frog. Thirsty Frog, 511 East Ridge Rd. 7305285. 1thirstyfrog.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Scott H. Biram w/Black Pistol Fire. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $10-$14. [ 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. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ COUNTRY ]
Amy Montrois Trio. The Titus
Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 2705365. titustavern.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
2 Reason Tuesdays w/DJ Zio.
Nathaniel’s Pub, 251 Exchange Boulevard. 232-8470. Call for info. Free. DJ Ghetto Blaster. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 2323430. Call for info. DJ Kathy. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. Call for info.
Tuesday Americano w/Bobby Base. Flat Iron Café, 561 State
St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Charlie Mitchell Group. Flipside
Bar & Grill, 2001 E. Main St. 288-3930. 8 p.m. Free. Kristopher Sullivan Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. [ KARAOKE ]
Karaoke. Richmond’s Tavern,
21 Richmond Street. 2708570. richmondstavern.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke at 140 Alex. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex.com. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Tina P. MicGinny’s, 2246 E River Rd. 247-7770. micginnys.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ POP/ROCK ]
Rochester Fringe Festival. See
website for full festival schedule. rochesterfringe.com.
[ POP/ROCK ] [ 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. oneclublife. com. 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. flatironcafe.net. 10 p.m. Call for info.
GATE w/Tom Carter, Pengo, and Crush the Junta. Bug Jar,
219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $8-$10. Rochester Fringe Festival. See website for full festival schedule. rochesterfringe.com.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Don Christiano-The Beatles Unplugged. Abilene Bar &
Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8 p.m. Free. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 17
Classical Exploring the sound machine Spectrum of Sound: Aspects of Organ Music Since 1940 EASTMAN ROCHESTER ORGAN INITIATIVE FESTIVAL 2013 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 ESM.ROCHESTER.EDU/ORGAN/EROI/ [ PREVIEW ] BY PALOMA CAPANNA
Professor David Higgs is a pretty smart guy. He’s a professor at the Eastman School of Music and he’s the chair of the Department of Organ, Sacred Music, and Keyboard Instruments. He’s an organist. He’s a jurist. And, he was smart enough to headline this year’s Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival, based around modern organ works, as “spectrum of sound.” You may take note that — intentionally or not — he didn’t use the word “experimental.” In the world of classical music, “experimental,” meaning to depart from what was known as coming before, can give an audience pre-concert anxiety. “In the middle 20th century, composers started seeing the organ as a giant sound machine,” says Higgs. “They started experimenting with sounds by manipulating the wind of the organ and the stops. For example, only opening them part way so that the parts don’t get a steady supply of wind.” This year’s EROI Festival focuses on organ music since 1940, including compositions by Olivier Messiaen, György Ligeti, John Cage, Wolfgang Stockmeier, Michael Pelzel, and Martin Herchenröder. The four-day EROI Festival features several organ recitals, open to the public, at venues like the Eastman School of Music, Christ Church, Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Third Presbyterian Church, and Sacred Heart Cathedral. Organist, composer, and pedagogue Martin Herchenröder is all too familiar with the questions that can come from an audience around experimental organ music. “Yes, I have the impression that people might be anxious about his music,” says Herchenröder, who will be performing at this year’s EROI. “I give a pre-concert talk, I make an introduction, and I explain something about it. People have ears. They have also to be open-minded. Some will get some imagination out of it; others do not. If you will open your mind, I will play the music, and we will see what comes of it.” Herchenröder is a professor of composition, music theory, and organ at the University of Siegen in Germany, giving classes, lectures, and 18 CITY SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2013
performances around the world, including at the Juilliard School of Music, University of Chicago, McGill University (Montreal), and the Musikhochschule in Köln and Bremen (Germany). Higgs credits Romanian composer Ligeti (1923-
2006) with composing one of the seminal works, “Volumina,” that explored the organ’s sound potential, and Ligeti’s music will factor into the recitals. Sharing the program listings will also be American composer John Bolcom (b. 1938). A self-described “non-organist” with a “schizoid personality,” Bolcom wrote his first major piece for the organ in 1967, including pre-taped sounds, percussion, and a virtuoso organ part. “And people just kept asking for new pieces,” says Bolcom, who nearly 50 years later still sounds surprised at his own success, including winning the Pulitzer Prize, a National Medal of Arts, and two Grammy Awards. Bolcom says there was even a two-week festival named after him — “Illuminating Bolcom” — as if he’s only just been discovered. Bolcom put himself through music school. He says he didn’t want to become an organist, playing only in “churches and burlesque houses.” And yet, his whole life became a search for collaboration with first-rate performers. Bolcom laughed heartily when I asked him if he simply hears music everywhere and in everything. “I’m afraid I can’t get rid of it!” says Bolcom. “It wakes me in the middle of the night. It’s ear worms like you can’t believe.” As Higgs explains, there are some organists who specialize in “contemporary techniques” for the organ. In some cases, there is a score, which is completely recognizable and written out. In other cases, the “score” may consist of geometric shapes that are explained in the preface to create a notation system designed by the composer. There is even the occasional ESM student or organ competition contestant who will perform such a contemporary piece. “If we don’t have these live performances, people will never really experience this music in a way that they do when they see someone doing it in real time,” says Higgs. “Especially for this music that treats the organ like a sound machine, knowing someone is behind it is really important.” Higgs also wants to celebrate composers who are either still alive or who died not all that long ago. “It is really important to stay connected to the music of our time. That doesn’t necessarily mean pop music, but people living the same influences that we do,” says Higgs.
At the same time as the EROI Festival,
the Westfield Organ Competition will also be taking place. This is the first occasion to have a competition centered around the historical and recreatedhistorical organs located in Rochester and Ithaca, according to Higgs. The 12 semi-finalists in the competition will travel to Upstate New York from all over the world, and the international five-member jury panel boasts highpowered credentials. First prize is $10,000. The final round of the competition will be held at Christ Church as part of EROI on September 28. The organ at Downtown United Presbyterian Church will be featured during Herchenröder, who the upcoming Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival. FILE PHOTO entered into this world of experimental organ music shortly after he had wonderful that there are places like Rochester completed his formal organ studies, describes it as “thrilling,” “a complete new world,” and “an where people are more open-minded, they are used to listening to organ music, and they experience.” He describes the Rochester organ come to concerts.” scene as among a limited number of places in the world with so many different organs. “And it is so interesting to have so many different organ EROI 2013 Performance Schedule types in the same place. It helps me get ideas on Monday, September 23: Westfield how to play the organs as what they were made Competition, First Round Christ Church, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4-7 p.m. for and to get new ideas of what you can write Thursday, September 26: Rhythm and Color: for an organ,” says Herchenröder. Organ Music 1962-2012 Organ recital I ask Herchenröder what good ol’ Johann and multi-media presentation by Martin Herchenröder. Works by Messiaen, Ligeti, Sebastian Bach might think about this Cage, Stockmeier, Herchenröder, Michael “spectrum of sound,” and Herchenröder Pelzel. Christ Church, 8 p.m. returns a confident answer. Friday, September 27: Organ concert by David Higgs, Nathan Laube, and Douglas Reed “If you think of what he did in his time, Works of Bolcom and Albright. Asbury United he took the north German organ and other Methodist Church, 8 p.m. organs he came upon during his travels Saturday, September 28: Westfield and he explored what he could do on those Competition, Final Round Christ Church, 1:45-5:30 p.m. organs,” says Herchenröder. “He made the Saturday, September 28: Spirits Within music of his time for his organs. I think he Stephen Kennedy, organ improvisation; Marla would think that’s what we have to do today. Schweppe, projection. Christ Church, 7, 8, 9, & 10 p.m. We are reconstructing old organs and using Saturday, September 28: Organ and chamber them in new ways. If he were here for EROI, orchestra concert featuring music of Heiller I think Bach would be quite pleased.” and Bolcom Peter Planyavsky, Hans-Ola Herchenröder sees the Rochester setting Ericsson, and Nathan Laube, organ Edoardo Bellotti, harpsichord. Third as perfect for this particular festival. “When Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. I gave my first concert at Christ Church in Sunday, September 29: Organ works of 2009, there were quite a lot of people there. Olivier Messiaen Jon Gillock, organ. Sacred I was quite astonished,” says Herchenröder. Heart Cathedral, 2:30 p.m. “I am a kind of missionary. Sometimes there Check esm.rochester.edu for ticket prices and more details. are only a few people at a concert. It is so
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In addition to encore performances by festival-favorite aerial dance troupe BANDALOOP (Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21), this year’s fest will present a hilarious duo of headliners. Dave Barry, a Pulitzer Prize winner who has had his column published in more than 500 newspapers nationwide, will perform Friday, September 27, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Then there’s comedian and host of the mostdownloaded podcast ever, Marc Maron. Not only can he make people cry with a joke, but he can also make them cry on his podcast WTF with Marc Maron, where he gets comedians to open up like you’ve never seen before. Maron will perform Saturday, September 21, at Kodak Hall. With dozens of other performances, Fringe Festival has something for everybody. Performance prices range from free to $65. Visit rochesterfringe.com for more details. — BY TREVOR LEWIS meet and greet with Frank Cost on Sep 21, 6-9 p.m. 256-3312. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. genesee.edu. 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. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. Grass Roots Gallery, suite 157, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248. “The American Worker” by Phil Pantano. Through Sep 27. thegrassrootsgallery@ gmail.com. 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. ZanneBrunner@gmail.com. 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. 264-1440. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Jose Rivera. Through Oct 11. thelittle.org.
Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. “Landscape: Subject and Stimuli.” 315-4620210. email@example.com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Through Sep 19: Creative Workshop Faculty Show. Through Dec 13 in Lockhart Gallery: “Connoisseurs Around the Corner: Gifts of Art from MAG’s Founding Family.” 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. “Luminaria” Art lighting the path to wellness. Creative Wellness Coalition. 3253145 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. 292-3121. monroecc.edu/go/mercer/. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. “Paintings of Local Buildings” by Mitchell J. Lurye. Through Nov 9. “Celebrate Our Surroundings.” Benefit for The Finger Lakes Museum. 6247740. millartcenter.com. 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 continues on page 20
This year’s festival will run Thursday, September 19, through Saturday, September 28, and feature 360 shows in 28 venues. Look for everything from art exhibits to dance performances to music concerts to theater productions. They will be put on by a wide range of acts both local and national/international.
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The Rochester Fringe Festival returns this week, and for Year 2 it’s bigger and better. This year’s festival has been expanded from five days to 10 after the big success of last year’s inaugural fest. Like they say, double your pleasure, double your fun.
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[ CONTINUING ] 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. “Adventures in Technicolor” by St. Monci. Through Sep 28. 1975ish. com. Acanthus Café, 337 East Ave. “Reflective Views: Original Watercolor Landscapes” by Denise Rizzo. Through Sep 29. 319-5999. acanthuscafe.com. 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. artsrochester.org. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. George K. Arthur Photographic exhibit. thebaobab. org. Black Radish Studio, 274 N. Goodman. Another Bright Idea! by Kevin Fitch. Through Sep 28. 413-1278. blackradishstudio. com. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. NEON GREY II: Renee Latragna + Brittany Williams. Through Sep 30. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $4 admission. lobbydigital.com. Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible.” Through Dec 13. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-noon. 4753961. firstname.lastname@example.org. library.rit. edu/cary. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Survivors of Sexual Assault installation by Sharon Locke. Through Sep 28. 428-8150. pprsr.org. Crossroads Coffeehouse, 752 S. Goodman St. The Artwork of Bethany Williams and Allie Hartley. 244-6787. xroadscoffeehouse.com. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. Brockport. Large Format Photography, Painting, and Other Media. Through Sep 28. Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-noon, SatSun noon-4 p.m. 637-5494. adifferentpathgallery.com. Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Ave. History in the Making VIII. Through Nov 3. Ceramic traditions, contemporary objects. 244-1730. geneseearts.org. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. Panoramic Photographs of the 2012 Rochester Festival Season. Through Sep 29. Fringe Festival
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[ OPENING ] Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Social Reportage: Raw.” Through Nov 2. By Arlene Hodge and students. Reception Sep 20, 7-9 p.m. 244-1730. geneseearts.org. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Creative Workshop Living Memory Alumni Show: Part 2. Through Oct 24. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. “Frame of Reference” Group Show.. Through Nov 2. Reception Nov 28, 5:30-8 p.m. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. Dudes Night Out Presents: Dudes on Tap. Reception Sep 18, 7 p.m. 473-0503. tapandmallet.com. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. “The Seneca Family Sculpture: History and Process.” Through Nov 11. Meet artist Wayne Williams Sep 19, 1-3 p.m. Reception Sep 19, 4-6 p.m. 785-1369. flcc.edu.
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The cast of “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” now on stage at Geva Theatre Center. PHOTO BY KEN HUTH
57 varieties “Pump Boys and Dinettes” THROUGH OCTOBER 13 GEVA THEATRE CENTER, 75 WOODBURY BLVD. TICKETS START AT $25 232-4382, GEVATHEATRE.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND
Lightweight musical revues generally have short lives, but “Pump Boys and Dinettes” has proved surprisingly hardy. First produced in the early 1980’s as the off-est of Off Broadway shows, it eventually moved to the Big Street and ran for a year and a half. Thirty years later it is still going strong. Geva put on the show when it was new, in the early 80’s, and now it is back. It has no updating that I could notice, but it doesn’t need it. Modest it is, but “Pump Boys” is a born crowd-pleaser with a classic feel to it. “Pump Boys and Dinettes” was originally written and performed by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann, who went on to various kinds of fame (Monk is a Tony- and Emmywinning actress, and Morgan starred in Broadway’s “Memphis”). It takes place at a combination garage and diner on Highway 57, “somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna,” staffed by six singin’ and dancin’ employees (and apparently no customers — which leaves the employees plenty of time for singin’ and dancin’). The Pump 20 CITY SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2013
Boys work in the garage and gas station, the Dinettes in the Double Cupp diner. The show has no book to speak of — the closest thing is a running gag about a Winnebago on wheels, presented, like most of the rest of the dialogue, by a Pump Boy named Jim (here played by Johnny Kinnaird). The humor is pleasant if sitcommy; one of the biggest laughs invokes the old “eat here and get gas” line, which gives you the general idea. Each character gets a musical vignette or two, and they join forces to go on an impulsive road trip to Florida. After that, the show doesn’t so much end as stop, though there is a nice “closing up” bit for the cast at the very end. Mostly the evening is about music, a string of
country- and blues-inspired songs. These are better than you might expect, and I’m sure they’re the reason for the show’s long life. The lively music owes more to Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry than to Kenny Rogers. The lyrics are well crafted and often have a satirical edge, referencing such down-home concerns as farmer tans, Woolworth’s cashiers, Dolly Parton, cars, and cornbread with a sense of humor and a double entendre here and there. There are a couple of touching, heartfelt songs that seem to come out of nowhere: one character’s tribute to his Memaw (his grandma, to those above the Mason-Dixon Line), and the two waitresses’ song about being sisters who have never really known each other. They add a bit of depth to the proceedings, though the show’s characters are so thinly drawn that the emotions are
less powerful than they might be in a book musical. Director Mark Cuddy opens this show up a bit, mostly by giving it a comfy home on a large and wonderfully detailed set designed by Vicki Smith. This is an eyeful, from the row of beer bottles on top to the rotary-dial phone in the garage and the push-button cash register in the diner. The choreography is pretty basic — lots of variations on line dancing and boot scootin’ — but the cast is always on the move. The show is pretty short to begin with, and seems even shorter when performed with such energy. It’s a tribute to the cast that you don’t spend more time checking out the details on the set. Showbiz used to refer to “triple threats” — performers who are excellent actors, singers, and dancers. I guess Geva’s cast consists of quadruple threats, since they do all the above and play instruments. (And their singing includes some really beautiful a capella harmonies.) The men all double as the show’s band; besides the amiable Johnny Kinnaird, who plays rhythm guitar, they include Travis Artz as Jackson (lead guitar and mandolin), Nathan Dame as Eddie (bass guitar and string bass), and Jonathan Spivey as the manager L.M. (who handily has a piano in his office; he also plays the accordion). Farah Alvin and Erin Maguire complete the cast as Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, the sisters who run the diner. These ladies’ voices combine in laserlike harmony, and they come into their own in Act 2 with the “Sisters” duet mentioned above, and a raucous bid for “Tips” that brings them into the audience (who responded generously with their dollar bills when I saw the show). There’s a high-minded essay in the Geva program that drops names like Steinbeck, Kerouac, Walt Whitman, and other American bards of the open road — names the characters in the show would probably never recognize. It does give “Pump Boys and Dinettes” a genuine if modest place in American culture, and the knowledge that places like the Double Cupp are pretty much gone forever gives the show a nice grace note of emotion. If, theatrically speaking, “Pump Boys and Dinettes” is not exactly a square meal, it is tasty, likeable, and couldn’t be better presented. The audience at the matinee I attended ate it up like a blue-plate special with pie on the side. Speaking of pie, how many musicals offer you pie at intermission, not to mention a chance to win a car air freshener?
Sep 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 546-8400. email@example.com. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Nazareth College Department of Art Faculty Show. Through Sep 20. Tue-Thu noon-5 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-8 p.m., Sun noon5 p.m. 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. 389-2532. 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. 624-4730. ockheesgallery.com. 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. 3940030. prrgallery.com.; “The Jim Erdle Tractor Collection.” Through Sep 30. 394-0030. prrgallery.com. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Stormymade: Garden of Earthly Delights by Margaret Storms. recordarchive.com. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. State of the City: Street-ish. Through Sep 28. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m. 461-2222. info@rochestercontemporary. org. rochestercontemporary.org. 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. 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.rochester.edu. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St. Mona Oates and Wen-Hua Chen. Wed 12-5 p.m. shoefactoryarts.com. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. “Transmutations” Photographic Works by Carl Chiarenza. Also at Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., Suite 303. Through Oct 12. Concurrent artist receptions September 7, 5-8 p.m. 232-6030 x23, axomgallery.com or 461-4447, lumierephoto.com. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. “Sunrise to Moonset,” by Valerie Berner. Through Sep 28. Open daily and nightly. 271-2630. starrynitescafe.com. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Department of Art Faculty Exhibition. Through Oct 13. 395-2787. brockport.edu/finearts. 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. waynearts.wordpress.com.
Art Events [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 20 ] Finger Lakes Woodturners Association Meeting with Liam O’Neill. Sep. 20-21. Isaac Heating & Air, 180 Charlotte St. Meeting Fri 6:30 p.m., presentation Sat 9 a.m $35 Saturday presentation fingerlakeswoodturners.com. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 24 ] Irondequoit Art Club Meeting and Artist Demonstration. 7:30 p.m. Faith-to-Faith Fellowship Church, 319 Browncroft Blvd. Lesley Shakespeare-Brogan, will present an art demonstration on Zentangle Art 787-4086. irondequoitartclub.org.
Comedy [ THU., SEPTEMBER 19 ] Dan Viola. Sep. 19-21. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster
389 Gregory St. $6. 271-4930. firstname.lastname@example.org. groovejuiceswing.com.
Festivals [ THU., SEPTEMBER 19-SUN., SEPTEMBER 28. ] First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Sep. 19-28. Various locations downtown Various prices rochesterfringe.com. MuCCC Fest. Sep. 19-28. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. muccc.org. COMEDY | THE ONION
“Area college students to attend seminar held by greatest newspaper ever.” No, that’s not a real headline, but it may just be how the people over at The Onion would put it if they got the chance. America’s Finest News Source is coming to the University of Rochester, and you don’t want to pass up this chance to hear from the satire geniuses themselves. Known for its satirical spins on real (and fictional) current events, The Onion has been America’s most beloved satire source since going online in 1996. In 2012 it named Kim Jong Un the world’s sexiest man alive, and the Chinese government was fooled into thinking it was real. That’s how good it is. Learn more about The Onion Thursday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Strong Auditorium on UR’s River Campus. $5-$15. Visit rochester.universitytickets.com for more info. — BY TREVOR LEWIS
SPECIAL EVENT | IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE!
As the fall season rapidly approaches, you have to get as much out of the remaining non-snow days as you can. Get in some last-ditch nature by attending the Rochester Garden Club’s “It’s a Jungle Out There” event, being held this week at Seneca Park Zoo. There will be dozens of zoo- and animal-inspired flower and horticulture displays on hand, created by some of the best competitive gardeners in the northeast. And don’t forget about all of the zoo animals. Even if you’ve already made a trip to the zoo this summer, come see it with the added flair of a flower show. The event takes place Thursday, September 19, 3-5 p.m. and Friday, September 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “It’s a Jungle Out There!” is free with zoo admission ($8-$11). Seneca Park Zoo is located at 2222 St. Paul St. Visit senecaparkzoo.org for more details. — BY TREVOR LEWIS Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $9-$12. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. “The Onion.” 7:30 p.m. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus $10-$15 2755911. urochestertickets.com. [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 20 ] Michael Winslow from “Police Academy.” Sep. 20-21, 8
p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue $20, register 328-6000. jokefactorycomedyclub.com.
Dance Events [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 20 ] The Roaring 20s Ball Swing Dance. 7-11 p.m. Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd Floor Ballroom),
[ FRI., SEPTEMBER 20-SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] 26th Annual Irondequoit Oktoberfest. Through Sep. 21. 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. oktoberfestny.com. 4th Annual Finger Lakes Cork & Fork. Sep. 20-21. Rodman Lott & Son Farm, Seneca Falls. Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m $25 Sat only, $50 both days fingerlakescorkandfork.com. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] Lollypop Farm Barktober Fest 2013. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road. $25-30 for race/walk registration. 223-1330. lollypop.org/bfest. Native American & Pioneer Heritage Say. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park. Castile Native American dance, pioneer crafts, food, more $8 parking fee. 493-3600. nysparks.com. Tinker Nature Park Honey Harvest Festival. 12-3 p.m. Tinker Nature Park, 1525 Calkins Rd 359-7044.
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[ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21-SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. Sep. 21-22. 7370 Water St, Hemlock. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.4 p.m. Exhibits, competitions, and workshops on a wide variety of fiber arts $5, children 12 and under free. 607-522-4374. gvhg. org/fest.html. Western New York Bowhunting Festival at Swain Resort. Sep. 2122. Swain Resort, 2275 County Road 24, Swain swain.com.
Lectures [ WED., SEPTEMBER 18 ] Guild Opera Lecture: Bad Girls in Opera. 7-9 p.m. Fairport Library, 1 Village Landing Free, register. 223-9091. Pink Floyd’s Interstellar Journey to the Dark Side of the Moon. 7 p.m. University of Rochester, Hubbell Auditorium. Free. rochester.edu. [ THU., SEPTEMBER 19 ] “Acting on Faith: The Quest for Economic Justice” with Sister Simone Campbell. Thu 7 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center Callahan Theater, 4245 East Ave. Also Fri 1:30 p.m.: “Acting on Faith: Intersection of Faith and Immigration.” Free. 389-2728. email@example.com. CLA William A Kern Lecture Series. 6 p.m. Carlson Auditorium, RIT Campus, Lomb Memorial Dr. Dr. Bruce Barnes, Ron and Donna Fielding Director at George Eastman House Free. 475-2057. firstname.lastname@example.org. continues on page 22 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 21
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[ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows” by Melanie Joy, Ph.D. Sep. 22. Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. 5:30 p.m. vegan potluck, 7 p.m. lecture $3, free to members. 621-8794. rochesterveg.org.
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SPECIAL EVENT | CORK & FORK
How do you make the region’s largest culinary showcase even better? By adding beer and a cooking competition. That’s exactly what the organizers of the 4th Annual Finger Lakes Cork & Fork decided to do this year. Head out to Seneca Falls and take part in this two-day culinary celebration that is sure to cause you a foodgasm or two. With a number of local farms, wineries, chefs, restaurants, caterers, breweries, and distilleries on hand selling food and drink, you’ll have plenty of eating options. New this year is the Partners & Pairings competition, which will include judges and festival attendees voting on their favorite dishes and wine pairings from a variety of competitors. The event runs Friday, September 20, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, September 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Rodman Lott & Son Farms, 2973 Route 414, Seneca Falls. Tickets are $50 for both days, or $25 for Saturday only. Visit fingerlakescorkandfork.com for more info. — BY TREVOR LEWIS
Literary Events [ WED., SEPTEMBER 18 ] “Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario” with Susan Peterson Gateley. 6 p.m. Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse, 70 Lighthouse St Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay St.,, Sodus Point Free. 315-4834936. sodusbaylighthouse.org. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] Rochester Poets Reading. 2 p.m. Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. Sun, Sep 22, 3rd annual “100 Thousand Poets for Change.” Free. email@example.com. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 24 ] Books Sandwiched In: “College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students” by Jeffrey J. Selingo. 12-1 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Reviewed by Anne Kress, PhD, President, Monroe Community College Free. 4288350. libraryweb.org. Reading the World Conversations. 6 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus Sep 25: French author Jean-Marie Blas de Robles discusses “Where Tigers Are at Home.” Free. 319-0823. openletterbooks.org.
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SPECIAL EVENT | ROC-CON
If you’re disappointed you couldn’t make it to Comic-Con International in San Diego this year, and that tickets are already sold out for next month’s New York Comic-Con in NYC, turn that frown upside down and head to Roc-Con 2013, Rochester’s very own convention. With sci-fi, comics, gaming, horror, and anime, you can let your inner geek go wild. Special guests include Chris Doohan, from the “Star Trek” film “Into Darkness,” Noel Gugliemi, from “The Walking Dead” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa from the film “Mortal Kombat.” And those are just the actors. There are also authors and voice actors who will be making appearances. Add in a variety of vendors, panels, and a variety of gaming tournaments, and you have one heck of a little convention. Roc-Con runs Friday, September 20, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, September 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St.). Prices range from $9 to $26, but will be more at the door. Visit rochesterscifianimecon.com for more info. — BY TREVOR LEWIS
[ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] GVHC Event. 6:30 p.m. Irondequoit Bay Marine Park, 590 north. Leisurely/easy 3.5 mile hike to Titus aAve. bring flashlight Free. 319-5794. gvhchikes.org. MCC Foundation’s 7th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships. 11 a.m. Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd Registration 10 a.m $10-$23. 262-1500. monroecc.edu/go/ alumni. Rochester Orienteering Club Meet. 10 a.m.-noon. Cobbs Hill Park, 100 Norris Drive $8 per entry/team, register roc. us.orienteering.org. Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 10 a.m. Granger Homestead, 295 North Main St. Registration at 9 a.m Raise funds. 760-5400. alz.org/ rochesterny. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] GVHC Event. 8:30 a.m. Meet at I-390 exit 11, park and ride lot. Moderate 5-6 mile trail maintenance on the Finger Lakes Trail. Tools furnished Free. 6218794. gvhchikes.org. Rochester Marathon. 7:30 a.m. Downtown Rochester $70-$180, register. rochestermarathon.com.
Special Events [ WED., SEPTEMBER 18 ] Al Sigl’s Fine Tastings. 5:30-8 p.m. Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road. Pittsford $75, register. alsigl.org. Screening & Q&A with William Kentridge. 8 p.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Call for info 271-3361. dryden. eastmanhouse.org. Urban Nights: Victoire Belgian Beer Bar. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Victoire, 120 East Ave. $12-$15. 3253663. rccd.org. [ THU., SEPTEMBER 19 ] Test Drive Your Seat Open House. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Free. 222-5000. firstname.lastname@example.org. rbtl.org. William Kentridge: Artists, Filmmaker, and Director. Sep. 19. University of Rochester, River Campus 9:30 a.m.: Conversations with William Kentridge, Lobby of Todd Theatre. 1:30 p.m.: Conversations with William Kentridge, Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. 4 p.m.: Public Lecture with William Kentridge: “Everyone Their Own Projector” Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library Free. joel.burges@ rochester.edu, kenneth.gross@ rochester.edu. rochester.edu. [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 20 ] Film: “I Am.” 2 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. RSVP. 442-8141. ushah@ frontier.com. RocCon! Rochester’s Comic Con! Sci Fi, Anime, Gaming, Comics. Ongoing, 5:15 p.m. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. $9-30. 317-4046. akentertainny@aol. com. roccon.net. South Sudan Village Care Foundation Fundraiser. 6:30 p.m. The Inn on Broadway, 26 Broadway. $30, RSVP. 9434451. martha.dieter@gmail. com. Surface Salon 5 Year Anniversary Party. 7-10 p.m. Surface Salon, 658 South Ave. With art by Mr. Prvrt, new work by foxhound, and eyewear by Sarah Beales with BonLook 360-4446. surfaceonsouth.com. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] “Earth Vigil.” 10 a.m. A national day of environmental actions within a national theme of “Draw the Line.” Corner of Exchange Blvd. and W. Broad St. in front of the Gannett, Democrat and Chronicle building 350.org. End of Summer Bash & Cook Out. noon. Genesee Valley Park, Elmwood Ave. Speakers from: Empire State Agenda, The Gay Alliance, Trillium Health, more. Free, donations appreciated 313-3037. email@example.com. Fire! Fire! Fire! Sep. 21-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford $10.50$16.50. 538-6822. gcv.org. Hillside Community Shield. Sep. 21. Sahlen’s Stadium, 460 Oak St. Second Annual Soccer Event to Benefit Hillside Family of Agencies. $5-$7. 256-7660. hillside.com/communityshield. John James Audubon’s Art and the Annual Picnic. 3-7:30 p.m. BANC Sanctuary, 301 Railroad Mills Rd., Victor 385-2368. facebook.com/banc.roc.
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SPECIAL EVENTS | PLAY BALL/ROARING 20’S BALL
Looking for a big night out? This weekend there are at least two balls taking place in Rochester. They’re very different in scope, but both offer up a certain bit of nostalgia and activities that should make for a memorable evening. The Roaring 20’s Ball by local dance group Groove Juice Swing is the perfect opportunity to bust out those Charleston dance moves. If you don’t have any moves, worry not, as there will be a Charleston lesson at 7 p.m. Afterward, show off your skills on the dance floor as DJs play a variety of 1920’s jazz. The event takes place Friday, September 20, 7-11 p.m. at Tango Café, 389 Gregory St. Tickets are $6. Visit groovejuiceswing.com for more information. If you’re not a dancer, then check out the National Museum of Play’s Play Ball, also taking place Friday night. Enjoy food and cocktails, live entertainment, and a silent auction as the museum is transformed into an adult playground for one night. Admission to this fundraiser is $125 per person, and the event runs 6-10 p.m. (note that the museum will be closed to the public on Friday in order to prepare for the event.) The museum is located at 1 Manhattan Square. Check out museumofplay.org for more details. — BY TREVOR LEWIS
Special Events Latino Film Festival 2013. 1-8 p.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave Free. prfestival. com. Medina Railroad Museum Wine Trains. Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave. $45, $55 first class. 798-6196. railroadmuseum.net. Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon 40th Anniversary Celebration. 8 p.m. University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, River Campus Free. mag.rochester.edu. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] Bees Knees Boozehound Blitz. 3 p.m. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. Prohibition themed cocktails and prizes. Fundraiser to benefit Out of Pocket Productions’ “Radio Gals.” 292-9940. lovincup.com. Harvest Progressive Dinner. 5 & 6:30 p.m. Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St . Canandaigua $50-$55, register 394-4922. sonnenberg.org. Taste of Lori’s. 6:30 p.m. Lori’s Natural Foods, 900 Jefferson Rd Donate to support All 4 Pets WNY and Scottsville Veterinary Adoption $1 admission 4242323. lorisnatural.com. 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. nymtmuseum.org. Witness Palestine Film Series. Little Theatre, 240 24 CITY SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2013
East Ave. Sept 22 at 2 p.m.: Two Sided Story, Sept 23 at 12.30 p.m.: Going Against the Grain [at St John Fisher College]. $8 per film. witnesspalenstinerochester.org. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 24 ] World Premiere: “Potluck: A Video Document of Rochester’s Occult Religion.” The Bloody Noes. 9 p.m. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave $6. muccc.org.
Theater “Family Secrets.” Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Thu 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $26-$33. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. “Hank Williams: Lost Highway.” Through Oct. 5. Merry-GoRound Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd. Through Oct 5. Wed Sep 18-Thu 7:30 p.m., FriSat 2 & 8 p.m., Mon 2 p.m., Tue-Wed Sep 25, 2 & 7:30 p.m. $22-$50. 315‑255‑1785. fingerlakesmtf.com. “Measure For Measure.” Thu 7 p.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. The Cambridge American Stage Tour. $5. 3858412. “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Oct 13. Wed Sep 18-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (Sunday Salon) and 7 p.m., Tue-Wed Sep 25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org.
[ WED., SEPTEMBER 18 ] Moscow Ballet “The Nutcracker” Auditions. Through Sep. 19. Dancing with Denise, 1077 Gravel Rd., Webster. For student dancers ages 7-16 years. 266-5860. nutcracker. com/dance-with-us/auditions. “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge.” Through Sep. 20. Black Sheep Theatre, 274 N Goodman St., third floor, Studio D313. Wed, 6-7:30 p.m., Fri, 6 p.m. Roles for 6 men, 4 women (one AfricanAmerican), and two children, a boy and a girl, ages 8 and up. 861-4816. blacksheeptheatre. org. [ FRI., SEPTEMBER 20 ] “Annie.” 5-6:30 p.m. Best Foot Forward, 100 Cobblestone Court Dr. Ages 4-10 398-0220. Vanessa@ BestFootForwardKids.com. bestfootforwardkids.com. “Annie, Jr.” 5:30 p.m. New Life Presbyterian Church, Rosedale St. For grades 3-8. No preparation needed. All levels of experience 802-8683. [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] “Peter Pan.” Sep. 21. Webster Thomas High School, 800 Five Mile Line Rd Ages 1015 10 a.m.-1 p.m., ages 16+ 3-7 p.m. 670-8000. webstertheatreguild.org.
Workshops [ SAT., SEPTEMBER 21 ] Second Annual Wellness Fair. 10 a.m. Callan-Harris Physical Therapy, 1328 University Ave. Proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Free ($5 suggested donation). 482-5060. chptusa@gmail. com. chptusa.com. [ SUN., SEPTEMBER 22 ] Introduction to Truffling. Sep. 22. More info: smugtownmushrooms.com. [ MON., SEPTEMBER 23 ] Bread Making with Barm. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford Ages 16-adult $10.50-$16.50. 538-6822. gcv.org. Honey Extraction Workshop. 7-9 p.m. Cornell Coop Extension of Monroe Co, 249 Highland Ave. Free, donations accepted. rochesterbeekeepers@gmail. com. rochesterbeekeepers. com/events.html. [ TUE., SEPTEMBER 24 ] Master Gardener Fall Program. 6-8 p.m. 9/24: “Arrangements from the Garden” 343-3040 x101. genesee.shutterfly.com. Putting Your Garden to Bed. 7-8:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free. 7845300. brightonlibrary.org. Radical Mycology Meetup. 7 p.m. Info: 621-8794. smugtownmushrooms.com.
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Movies Theaters Searchable, up-to-the-minute movie times for all area theaters can be found at rochestercitynewspaper.com, and on City’s mobile website.
Brockport Strand 93 Main St, Brockport, 637-3310, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Canandaigua Theatres 3181 Townline Road, Canandaigua, 396-0110, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Cinema Theater 957 S. Clinton St., 271-1785, cinemarochester.com
Culver Ridge 16 2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit 544-1140, regmovies.com
Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361, dryden.eastmanhouse.org
Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420, regmovies.com
Geneseo Theatres Geneseo Square Mall, 243-2691, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Greece Ridge 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive 225-5810, regmovies.com
Henrietta 18 525 Marketplace Drive 424-3090, regmovies.com
The Little 240 East Ave., 258-0444 thelittle.org
An American mobster in France “The Family”
(R), DIRECTED BY LUC BESSON NOW PLAYING [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA
The Mafia penetrates American life so deeply and fully that the organization provides the subject for both gangster films and comedies (mobedies?). Although the mob’s traditional business enterprises — robbery, drugs, prostitution, gambling, extortion, political corruption, etc., etc., usually accompanied by violence and bloodshed — hardly qualify as material for laughs, some writers and
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Pittsford Cinema 3349 Monroe Ave., 383-1310 pittsford.zurichcinemas.com
Tinseltown USA/IMAX 2291 Buffalo Road 247-2180, cinemark.com
Webster 12 2190 Empire Blvd., 888-262-4386, amctheatres.com
Vintage Drive In 1520 W Henrietta Rd., Avon 226-9290, vintagedrivein.com
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filmmakers extract humor from all that criminal behavior. This is America, after all, where some of the biggest crooks occupy positions in such honored capitalist institutions as banking, great corporations, and the stock market, which may be much less funny than mob activity. In the latest mob comedy, “The Family,” which could be the title of any number of gangster flicks, Robert De Niro plays Giovanni Manzoni, former Mafia big shot who ratted out his colleagues, now relocated to France as Fred Blake under the witness protection program, and posing as a writer. Along with his wife, Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer), and teenage children, Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D’Leo), he moves from town to town, leaving a trail of corpses in his wake. As the action begins, in fact, his children complain about the odor in the car, which happens to emanate from a body in the trunk. They set up house in a little village in Normandy, where, incomprehensibly,
Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro in “The Family.” PHOTO COURTESY RELATIVITY MEDIA
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everybody seems to speak a passable brand of English, under the watchful eye of FBI agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones), whose patience Giovanni sorely tests. At the same time, the big boss he betrayed, now in prison, sends an assassin in search of the family. The mob killer murders a number of people in his quest, in one nice touch chopping off a finger so the imprisoned boss can see if the fingerprints match his quarry’s. That constant, excessive violence sets the tone for most of the picture, appropriately reflected in the activities of the Manzonis. When some nasty Frenchmen in a supermarket make contemptuous remarks about Maggie and Americans in general, she firebombs the store. While her brother takes over the high-school rackets, Belle demonstrates the movie’s athletic motif when she resists the sexual advances of a quartet of louts by beating the foie gras out of one of them with a tennis racquet; her father meanwhile uses a baseball bat to deal with a rude and recalcitrant plumber. The picture reaches an explosive and really quite bloody climax when the assassin and a gaggle of hoodlums show up in town while the American writer Fred Blake speaks about the movie “GoodFellas,” which of course featured De Niro, for the local film society. Although “The Family” provides its share of laughs, the mixture of comedy and brutality attains a cartoonish level of excess that turns the
Nonsense and sensibility “Austenland” (PG-13), DIRECTED BY JERUSHA HESS NOW PLAYING [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
movie into something of a self-parody. Nothing in the film, with the possible exception of the machinations of the imprisoned capo di tutti capi, even hints at plausibility. The wholesale slaughter of innocent people unsurprisingly somehow fails to amuse. Many years ago Michelle Pfeiffer made her bones as a Mafia wife in “Married to the Mob,” so she seems to have no problem playing Maggie, who apparently wants to be a better person — she goes to confession, but the kindly priest, apparently shocked by her revelations, eventually banishes her from the church. At the same time, her propensity for blowing up markets when she experiences ill treatment creates the same comic contradictions that permeate the film. Unquestionably one of the finest actors of our time, the Robert De Niro of “The Family” is not the same remarkable artist who distinguished himself in “The Godfather II,” “Raging Bull,” “Cape Fear,” “The King of Comedy,” or a dozen other pictures. This is the sly, cute, mugging actor of “Analyze This,” “Analyze That,” “Meet the Parents,” and “Meet the Fockers,” simply going through some familiar motions with some familiar mannerisms, lines, and gestures. Like another accomplished star, his contemporary Jack Nicholson, De Niro too often takes the easy way out and simply plays himself. His performance all too precisely sums up the problem with “The Family.”
Be it in novels, on television, or in the movies, love stories in popular culture have always had the (perhaps unintended) effect of creating unrealistic expectations of what romance should be. It’s this tendency that makes the genre so ripe for a good satirical takedown every now and again. Deflating these idealized notions of love through light-hearted spoofery is what I assume the new comedy “Austenland” is attempting to achieve, but it’s difficult to tell because, frankly, the movie is a big ol’ mess. The directing debut of Jerusha Hess (co-writer of “Napoleon Dynamite”), and based on the 2007 novel by Shannon Hale, “Austenland” manages to squander a reasonably clever premise, along with a talented ensemble of actors. Keri Russell stars as Jane, an obsessive Jane Austen fan who’s been particularly unlucky in love. Fed up with her lackluster personal life, Jane decides to cash in her life savings for the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream of traveling to Austenland, a theme park/resort in
Jennifer Coolidge, Keri Russell, and Georgia King in “Austenland.”
the English countryside that provides paying customers with an “immersive Jane Austen experience.” Meaning that it allows lovesick women the chance to savor life in the Regency era, and meet their very own real-life Mr. Darcy, as portrayed by a stable of paid performers — sort of like the reenactors you find working at historical museums. The park’s owner, the snooty Mrs. Wattlesbrook (Jane Seymour), emphatically states that the romancing is never to cross the line into actual sex, presumably to explain the thin line that separates the park from a more traditional escort service. En route, Jane meets and befriends another Austenland vacationer, Elizabeth Charming (the always delightful Jennifer Coolidge). While Jane is only able to afford the bare-bones “Copper Package,” the film makes much ado about the ways in which her vacation differs from the Platinum version enjoyed by the well-off Elizabeth. Forced to stay in the servants’ quarters and saddled with the moniker “Miss Estwhile,” Jane quickly becomes disillusioned with her fantasy holiday. Veering off the track laid out for her, she soon falls for Martin (Bret McKenzie, “Flight of the Conchords”), the park’s groundskeeper, who’s supposedly not meant to be partaking in the role-playing activities. As the two grow closer, Jane is simultaneously being courted by the resort’s Mr. Darcy stand-in, Mr. Nobley (JJ Feild). She soon finds herself struggling to distinguish between reallife love and the fantasy romance that Austenland is peddling. The actors do their best to liven up the rather limp material they’re given. Everyone in this movie is capable of being funny, and has been in a variety of other roles, but the writing lets them down at every turn. Keri Russell has a sweet, appealing screen presence, but as a result,
she’s not the most convincing at playing the flighty, mousy pushover she’s called upon to portray here. It’s a testament to Jennifer Coolidge’s talent that she was able to make me laugh out loud three times throughout the course of the movie, and that has everything to do with her delivery of the lines instead of the lines themselves. Still, she’s simply called upon to play the stock Jennifer Coolidge part: the clueless, slightly trashy woman who in her own mind views herself as a paragon of good taste and style. We’ve seen her in this role dozens of times, always with more success. McKenzie is fine, and Feild, intentionally or not, comes across exactly like every other onscreen Mr. Darcy you’ve ever seen. “Austenland” traffics in broad comedy, but the film occupies an awkward middle ground where the audience is meant to laugh at the ridiculousness of what we’re seeing, but simultaneously we’re supposed to care about Jane’s love life and hope that she eventually finds happiness. But the crucial element that would make that balance succeed is having characters that seem relatable and at least somewhat realistic, despite their wacky situations. Hess’ script makes no effort to understand or even explain Jane’s obsession, and in the end it doesn’t matter, since as soon as she arrives at Austenland, she seems to want no part in it. Hess’ direction is slack to the point of feeling like a rough cut, and Nick Fenton’s editing of the film doesn’t do her any favors, allowing most scenes to go on just a few beats too long, adding to the clumsy feel of the entire endeavor. But “Austenland”’s biggest problem is that it’s just not funny. What could have been a hilarious and smart parody of Romance (with a capital “R”) and the role fantasy plays in our love lives is instead rendered utterly forgettable.
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[ OPENING ] BATTLE OF THE YEAR (PG-13): Josh Holloway (“Lost”) plays a former basketball coach who accepts a job coaching a dance crew hoping to win an international dance tournament. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Tinseltown CITY GIRL (1930): A smalltown farmer falls in love and marries a city girl, and the pair faces hardship when the farmer’s family has difficulty accepting his new wife in this silent film from F.W. Murnau (“Nosferatu”). Dryden (Tue, Sep 24, 8 p.m.) DRAWINGS FOR PROJECTION (NR): World-famous filmmaker and graphic artist William Kentridge screens his series of short animated films documenting the political history of South Africa. Dryden (Wed, Sep 18, 8 p.m.) GENERATION IRON (PG-13): This documentary examines the world of professional bodybuilding, following seven competitors in the Mr Olympia competition. Narrated by Mickey Rourke. Tinseltown I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND (1978): Robert Zemeckis directs this comedy about a group of girls who hope to sneak into the hotel where The Beatles are staying. Dryden (Thu, Sep 19, 8 p.m.) JAWS (1975): If you don’t know what “Jaws” is about, you’ve probably never seen a movie before… it’s about a giant shark. Vintage JURASSIC PARK (1993): A wealthy industrialist builds a theme park featuring real life dinosaurs, and absolutely nothing goes wrong. Vintage PARADISE: HOPE (2013): The conclusion to Ulrich Seidl’s trilogy follows Melanie, the daughter of the previous film’s main character, as she spends her summer at a camp for overweight teens. Dryden (Sat, Sep 21, 8 p.m.) PRISONERS (R): An all-star cast heads up this thriller about a group of parents who take matters into their own hands after their daughters are kidnapped. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Maria Bello, and Paul Dano. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage SALINGER (PG-13): This documentary explores the life and legacy of the notoriously reclusive author J.D. Salinger. Featuring interviews with everyone from Gore Vidal to John Cusack. Little, Pittsford THANKS FOR SHARING (R): This romantic dramedy, three men hope to find love while facing their shared affliction of sex addiction. Think of it as “Shame” lite. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow,
Tim Robbins, Josh Gad, and Pink(!). Little, Pittsford THE WIZARD OF OZ: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE (G): The beloved classic films gets a fancy new 3D conversion, so expect a lot of winged monkeys flying at your face. Tinseltown THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR (2010): A wealthy, conservative man’s life is turned upside down after he starts to take an interest in the two Spanish maids who live in one of his properties. Dryden (Fri, Sep 20, 8 p.m.; Sun, Sep 22, 2 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 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 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 THE FAMILY (R): This actioncomedy, 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. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Vintage 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 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 GROWN UPS 2 (PG-13): Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, and David Spade all return in this sequel about a group of overgrown manchildren. Also starring Salma Hayek and Maya Rudolph. Culver IN A WORLD… (R): A female vocal coach attempts to break into the cutthroat movie-trailer voice-over business in this satirical comedy. Pittsford INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (PG13): 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. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Tinseltown, Vintage
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 KICK-ASS 2 (R): The continued adventures of masked vigilante, Kick-Ass and his cohorts. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Culver 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. Tinseltown 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 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. Canandaigua 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 WITNESS PALESTINE FILM SERIES (NR): A series of films focusing on the IsraeliPalestinian conflict, from the Palestinian point of view. witnesspalestinerochester.org 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 THE WOLVERINE (PG-13): Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine, and this time he’s fighting ninjas in Japan. Cinema 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, Vintage
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fixtures both in the living room and dining room are original and in remarkably good shape. The eat-in kitchen has been fully updated to meet modern day standards, while maintaining an old-world welcoming atmosphere. It features a large center island with sink, seating and modern appliances. There is plenty of room for storage, not to mention all the possibilities afforded by the butler’s pantry. To the back of the kitchen, you will find a spacious laundry room and a full bathroom—wonderful first floor luxuries in an older home. The upstairs is a real treat. There are three spacious and bright bedrooms and a fourth one that can be used as a den or office. All the built-in closets are surprisingly spacious to accommodate personal belongings, linens, toys and much more. The main bathroom is uniquely well-appointed with all the original wood paneling, apothecary chest, mirror, clawfoot tub and many unusual period details. 400 Broadway is a lovely 2,467 square foot house and is listed at $142,900. For more photos and information, visit rochestercityliving. com/property/R231536 or contact Karen Gram with RE/MAX Custom at 585-309-3845. by Suyan Marcondes Orsborn Suyan lives in a Victorian-era home and is an enthusiastic preservation advocate both in Rochester, NY and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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[ NOTICE ] 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. 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 ] 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 a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by San Yu Food Inc dba, Shanghai Restaurant, 2920 W. Henrietta Rd, 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 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 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. [ NOTICE ] 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 ] 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 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 ] 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 CSB Solutions LLC Articles of Organization filed Secretary of State (SSNY) 7/15/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY Designated as agent of LLC upon who process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 35 Wenham Lane Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ 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 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
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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 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 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 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
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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 of Formation: Invenio Recruiting, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y. 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 ] 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 The Lost Borough Brewing LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/18/13. 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 Capri Drive, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ 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
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[ NOTICE ] 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 ] 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 ] 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. 17819-09. Paul A. Guerrieri, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 [ 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 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.
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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.
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 ] Victor Asset Acquisition, LLC filed Application for Authority with the New York Department of State on August 29, 2013. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 230 Crosskeys Office Park, Fairport, NY 14450. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ 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 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the LLC is Blue Sky Media Solutions LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on September 9, 2013. The LLC’s office is located in Monroe County, New York State. Process may be serviced on the NY Secretary of State. A copy of the process served shall be mailed to 919 S. Winton Rd, Suite 314, Rochester NY 14618. The LLC is manager-managed. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ 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
Legal Ads 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 ] 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 # : 140.09-1-75.43. 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 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, against JOHN A. ONDERDONK A/K/A JOHN ONDERDONK, et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 7/25/2013 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, NY on 10/21/2013 at 10:00AM, premises known as 3038 Union Street, Town of Ogden, Rochester, NY 14624 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Ogden, County of Monroe and State of New York, SBL NO. 131.02-2-24. Approximate amount of judgment $160,771.71 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 2012-13962. James Bell, Esq., Referee Gross, Polowy & Orlans, Attorney
for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 540, Getzville, NY 14068 Dated: August 14, 2013 1055455 [ 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 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] Index No. 13496/2012 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, -against- Christina Vega, 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, Tony Nguyen, Bank of America, NA, HSBC Bank Nevada, NA ASI Direct residences are unknown to Plaintiff, Tony Nguyen, Bank Merchant Credit Car, Capital One Bank, Palisades Collection, LLC AAO HSBC, Midland Funding LLC, 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 which the Mortgage premises is situated. 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 $42,166.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County of MONROE on May 26,2005, in Book 19687, Page 155, covering premises known as 1503 Jay Street, Rochester, NY 14611. 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 July 16, 2013By: Stephen J. Wallace, Esq. Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, New York 11706 (631) 969-3100 Our File No.:01-057030FOO FILED: MONROE COUNTY CLERK 2013 SEPT 11
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