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No handouts; just justice Monday’s New York Post carried a story with this title: “Broke Cities Beg Gov Dime and Dime Again.” Cute headline. But the Post was talking about us. And it was quite an insult. According to Post writer Fredric Dicker, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse “are ‘close to bankruptcy’ and are looking for a bailout from Gov. Cuomo’s administration.” The Yonkers mayor, the Syracuse mayor, and our Tom Richards “have held secret talks in recent weeks on their financial options,” Dicker wrote, sometimes joined by the mayors of Buffalo and Albany. Dicker says an unnamed “Cuomo administration source” told him that the mayors need to shape up and explain why they’re having trouble – and what they’re going to do to solve their problems. “To come to us year after year for a handout as they have been doing, only to come back next year asking for the same handout, is a nonstarter,” Dicker says the source told him. “It doesn’t work.” First off, Richards noted on Tuesday, Rochester isn’t facing bankruptcy. But we do need state help. As Richards and the Yonkers and Syracuse mayors said in a joint statement on Monday, they are not seeking handouts. They have “repeatedly and with great pain” cut services and staff. And they can’t fix the problem themselves. The mayors didn’t sound angry about all this. But I am. Dicker’s article and (if true) the comment from the “Cuomo administration source” are simply preposterous. I’m not familiar with the situation in Yonkers and Syracuse, but I certainly am with Rochester’s. In the past 41 years, I’ve watched Rochester change from a city with a growing population and a thriving downtown to the struggling city it is today. And I will swear on a stack of whatever you want that it wasn’t because of corruption or waste. In fact, we’re damned lucky that the situation isn’t worse than it is. I have watched as a succession of mayors, City Council members, school district leaders, neighborhood activists, social-service and philanthropic leaders, and quite a few business leaders struggled to keep the city safe, whole, and attractive. I have watched as suburban sprawl – aided and abetted by New York’s destructive home-rule system, tax policies, and federal housing and transportation policies – has
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attempted to suck the life out of this city. I have watched as the leadership of the Monroe County Republican Party moved sharply away from Lou Morin’s Community of Monroe commitment. I have heard mayor after mayor after mayor after mayor warn about what lies ahead; I have watched them cut services. And I have watched as the city and the school district fought over money, each trying to serve a growing population of poor people with growing needs. Cities house and educate the New Yorkers that the rest of the state doesn’t want – and has run from. Cities host – tax-free – the hospitals, government offices, and arts centers that suburban residents value. Cities provide the police and fire protection for those facilities. Cities clean the streets on which suburbanites drive to get to those facilities. We are not asking for a handout. We are asking for justice. Non-urban areas of the state – and the bigwigs in Albany, Democratic and Republican – need to understand the enormity of the burden cities bear, if for no other reason than self interest. What do you think will happen if New York State’s cities go belly up? What do you think will happen if desperately needed services are cut in our cities, if police and fire departments are emasculated? If the quality of life for the remaining middle and upper-income city residents deteriorates so badly that they move out? Do you really think you can keep walling up the state’s poor inside the cities – slamming the door, for instance, on the future for millions of inner-city children? Do you think there will be no consequences for the larger community? And, thinking less selfishly, have we really come to this? Do we no longer care about the poor? Really?
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Literature and Art Walk
I find it truly hard to believe that there can be an entire article on the opening of the Art Walk Extension and absolutely not one mention is made of either Poets Walk or Story Walk, major components of the newly opened expansion (“Art Walk Extension Opens,” News). There was certainly ample opportunity to include them when the subject of sidewalks was raised by the writers of this article, but no, included were only references to the lighting, benches, and sculptures. When I spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Art Walk Extension on Thursday afternoon, I mentioned that I was there to represent words and literature, the art form that is almost always overlooked or forgotten when the subject of Art (capital A), is addressed. What is so unique and heartening about the new Art Walk Extension, I said at that event, was that poetry and words were included and play such a major role in this exciting addition to our city’s literal, and figurative, cultural landscape. City’s complete neglect of the two Walks in your reporting does much to support my contention. Very disappointing from a media outlet that relies so heavily on words to get your message out. JOE FLAHERTY
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On our story on activists’ efforts to get city officials to focus on homelessness: It is a complex problem, says City Council person Spaull. However, not throwing people out onto the street who have the ability to pay for their residence (or in the case of the Windom-Beys and the lady on Appleton Street who paid for their homes in full) would be a good start. Begin by not making more people homeless with a moratorium on foreclosures. I don’t want to believe that the Council tacitly favors the duplicitous actions of the big banks, who start foreclosure actions on homeowners while they are also re-negotiating mortgages with them. This foreclosure situation is as damaging to our community as
Katrina was to New Orleans as far as displacing homeowners. There was talk in NOLA of the hurricane having “cleaned house” of lower-income residents. The talk also was that quite a few people in NOLA government were fine with that. The city sitting on their hands and refusing to stop the hurricane of fraudulent foreclosure activity is starting to have a similar vibe.
aggressive look at the potential devastating consequences of those lakes being contaminated. The potential massive clean-up costs cannot now be calculated, but the city certainly cannot afford it, given its current financial poor health.
The promise of a different urban educational scenario is again gone or at least eroding (“Vargas Makes No Promises,” News Blog). I’ve watched since Janey; if these men continue to fail, let’s stop playing with our children; let’s start talking about the structure. Break up the district...
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College Town, car town
Too bad UR College Town ditched the transit center and is becoming MORE car-centric with its new expressway ramp and 1,525-space parking garage (“College Town Kick-off,” News). Not very progressive, UR. As someone who CHOOSES to commute by bike and occasionally take the bus in extreme weather, this is very disappointing. Know your history. The car destroyed Rochester. ZACK DECLERCK
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Mitt Romney as chameleon
I’m not sure about Obama, although I’ll vote for him as I did in 2008. What I am sure of is that Romney cannot be trusted. We don’t know what he believes in. The October 9 edition of Frontline on PBS chronicled both Romney and Obama. Romney, as Massachusetts governor, pioneered mandated health care and was pro choice. Now he is pro life and, in his debate with Obama on October 3, he contends that though “Obamacare” is nearly exactly like “Romneycare” and, indeed, modeled after it, it should be for the states to decide. I contend that everyone in this country should have access to the same kind of health care, not just the people in Massachusetts. Romney is a chameleon; he’s changed his stripes to reflect his political environment. Frontline lays this out in chilling detail. Conservatives? Buyer beware! JILL GRUBER, DANSVILLE
Fracking and Rochester water
On our News Blog on Binghamton’s fracking ban: What’s odd in this article is no mention of Canadice or Hemlock lakes, the main water source for the City of Rochester. The Town of Canadice, where both lakes are located, has not passed any fracking legislation despite being pushed by citizens to do so. The city needs to take a more
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Changing the schools
Posted on rochestercitynewspaper.com Because breaking up the district will make things better? The problems of the district are closely related to the demise of the city. Fix the city and you will fix the schools. It really is a simple concept. It is like trying to bail water out of a boat with a hole. You will not be successful unless you fix the hole. Vargas knows that the problems are not all about the schools or teachers, but rather societal. JOE
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On a reader’s comment disputing the viability of renewable energy systems: Renewables are definitely viable today. In some remote places – northern Maine, islands off the coast of Maine, Montana, etc. – people are so far removed from the grid that they rely on solar and wind. These technologies are both proven and cost effective. As for the idea that renewables would throw us back to pre-19th century living standards: do those standards include cleaner air? No traffic jams? Conserving energy isn’t a throwback to the past; it is the hope for the future. Decentralization of power is what is needed. The grid is so inefficient. If everyone was responsible for generating and conserving their own energy, society would be far more advanced and better off. There are homes that have no heating or cooling systems because of how the home is constructed. Those homes, with solar and wind, are self-sufficient. I also had to laugh about how a carbon tax will only raise the cost of energy. People are currently taxing themselves by driving SUV’s instead of Priuses, and they pay that penalty willingly. TOM JANOWSKI
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Otterness installation begins
Work continues on the installation of the Memorial Art Gallery’s Centennial Sculpture Park, specifically the large-scale piece by Tom Otterness, which will be situated near the corner of North Goodman Street and University Avenue. The process should continue over the next several weeks, depending on weather conditions, says a MAG spokesperson.
Kodak retirees may take a hit
Eastman Kodak filed a motion in US Bankruptcy Court to end retiree health benefits by the end of the year. Kodak would agree to give the retiree committee about $7 million in cash and a $15 million secured claim on the company’s assets. If the court approves Kodak’s request, the company could erase more than $1 billion in retiree obligations, impacting about 25,000 local retirees.
Brooks gaining ground
A new Siena poll showed Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, a Republican, trailing Democratic Representative Louise Slaughter by five points in
the race to represent the 25th Congressional District. A previous poll had the incumbent Slaughter up by about 10 points. The two square off in a debate later this week.
County gets antifracking petitions Local anti-fracking advocates delivered petitions to County Executive Maggie Brooks and the County Legislature asking them to ban fracking and related activities on county property. That would include disposing of wastes in the landfill, treating wastes at the water treatment plant, and spreading used fracking fluid on county roads. The petitions had more than 4,000 signatures.
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AIDS and African Americans
Final audit released
The state Comptroller’s Office released the final version of an audit report on the county’s use of a local development corporation to upgrade public safety communications equipment. The report says the county is overpaying by $39 million over the course of the 20-year contract with Monroe Security and Safety Systems LDC. The county has said that the audit is partisan and lacks credibility.
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Enormous progress has been made in the treatment of HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the pandemic more than 30 years ago. But a cure remains elusive, and some segments of society, particularly the African American community, continue to experience significant rates of infection. National and local experts, researchers, health-care workers, and activists will discuss the crisis at a symposium, “HIV/AIDS Crisis Among African Americans” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 19. The event is sponsored by the University of Rochester. One in 16 African-American men and one in 32 AfricanAmerican women will learn at some point in their lives that they have HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even though African Americans make up less than 14 percent of the US population, they represent half of all new HIV infections, the CDC says.
While scientists inch closer to a vaccine and other breakthroughs, some health-care experts question whether eradicating the disease is even possible until the underlying causes of the crisis are better understood. Inequities born out of a mix of racism, homophobia, and poverty are helping the disease spread disproportionately in minority communities, says Cathy Bunce, a symposium panel member and principal HIV investigator with the University of Rochester Medical Center. Rochester residents between the ages of 18 to 26 accounted for most of the new cases in the city in 2010, she says. The symposium is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rush Rhees Library. It’s free and open to the public.
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City moves on land banks
City of Rochester officials are taking steps toward setting up a land bank, a nonprofit entity intended to serve as a tool to address vacant properties. Last year, New York passed legislation authorizing 10 land banks across the state. Earlier this year it signed off on five, including one in Erie County. And earlier this month, state officials announced that the second round of applications is due on November 30. Rochester might submit an application; staff members at City Hall are developing recommendations for City Council, as well as legislation for Council members to consider. The legislation would lay out the land bank’s structure, including choosing a name, providing articles of incorporation, and creating a board of directors, says Bret Garwood, the city’s director of business and housing development. City officials have yet to decide whether they’ll ultimately pursue the land bank. But a working group of staff, City Council members, and representatives from Greater Rochester Housing Partnership previously recommended pursuing the concept. The land bank would supplement existing real estate, commercial development, and vacant property efforts, Garwood says. Land banks acquire tax delinquent or foreclosed properties and ultimately sell or
After about a year-and-a-half on the job, Jean-Claude Brizard is out as CEO of the Chicago Public School System. | Brizard reportedly said he was becoming a distraction from the mission to help Chicago’s children, reports the Chicago Tribune. Brizard made a similar statement before leaving the Rochester school system, where he was superintendent from late 2007 to April 2011. | Brizard left Rochester for the Chicago post under a cloud of controversy. He had tried to push an agenda similar to that espoused by education reformers Joel Klein, former head of the New York City school system, and Michelle Rhee, former head of the Washington, DC schools. | Though he initially had the support of most Rochester school board members, Brizard and Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski became bitter adversaries. In an overwhelming vote of no confidence against Brizard, Rochester teachers expressed their dissatisfaction with his management and communication style. | It was widely expected that Brizard would succeed under Chicago’s mayoral control form of school management, but the Chicago teachers strike unleashed a weeklong drama that gripped the nation. | Brizard is being replaced by Barbara ByrdBennett, the Chicago district’s chief education officer, according to the Tribune.
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transfer them to new owners. They function as an alternative to the traditional taxforeclosure auctions and tax lien sales that governments use to try to recoup lost revenue. Bret Garwood. FILE PHOTO Proponents say the entities have some distinct advantages, such as making it easier for municipalities to clear titles on tax-foreclosed properties. An unclear title can – and does – prevent a city from selling a foreclosed property. Land banks also have more discretion than governments when they sell foreclosed properties. They can rehabilitate a property and sell it. Or they can search for a new owner who has a track record of fixing properties up and returning them to use. Land banks can also take properties off of the market through demolitions or lot transfers. If a delinquent property is located between two well-kept homes, land banks will often take possession, demolish any structures, split the lot, and transfer half to each neighbor.
2,135 US servicemen and servicewomen and 1,065 Coalition servicemen and servicewomen have been killed in Afghanistan from the beginning of the war and occupation to October 5. Statistics for Afghan civilian casualties are not available. American casualties from September 26 to October 3: -- Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro, 27, Coral Springs, Fla. -- Staff Sgt. Justin C. Marquez, 25, Aberdeen, N.C. -- Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Milton W. Brown, 28, Dallas, Texas iraqbodycount.org, icasualties.org, Department of Defense SOURCES:
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POLITICS | BY JEREMY MOULE
Jill Stein and the politics of courage Despite the public’s frequent frustration with the quality of candidates for elected office, third parties have historically had trouble gaining traction. They lack the money and other resources necessary to be competitive. But third parties have had success pushing issues into the mainstream — forcing the major party candidates to pay attention. The abolition, women’s suffrage, and labor movements all had their own political parties that eventually got government to act on their issues, says Jill Stein, the Green Party’s candidate for president.
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Stein: If you look at the exit polls from Florida in 2000, they show that [former Green Party presidential candidate] Ralph Nader did not steal the election. The Supreme Court stole the election. And, in fact, Nader’s voters, based on exit polling by CNN and others, came equally from Democrats and Republicans, and the vast majority of his voters didn’t belong to either party. This politics of fear that has told people “You don’t dare stand up and vote for a third party,” has brought us everything we were afraid of. All those progressives, people of conscience were told to be quiet and go with the lesser evil so you wouldn’t get a president expanding the war, bailing out Wall Street, attacking immigrant rights, violating our civil liberties. All of that we’ve gotten by the droves because we’ve been quiet.
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Stein’s platform, dubbed the Green New Deal, calls for addressing economic inequality through community-based jobs programs and tax reforms. The platform also includes ending the Wall Street bailouts, forgiving student loans, providing free tuition at public colleges and universities, and transitioning to a clean-energy economy. Stein was in Rochester last week, delivering a harsh critique of the Obama administration’s record on civil rights and national defense. As examples, she cited the administration’s fight to continue indefinite definitions and the increasing use of drone warfare in places like Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. “We have really poisoned public opinion against us with a military effort that has incredibly high civilian casualties,” Stein says. “When you’re dropping bombs on weddings and funerals, it’s not a good way to win the hearts and minds of the Middle East.” Stein also talked about health-care reform, trade agreements, Social Security, and energy. An edited version of a conversation with Stein follows:
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What is your role in this presidential campaign?
While I’m not holding my breath that we’re going to win the White House, I’m not ruling it out either because we are in really extraordinary times. Whether we win the White House this time or next time, the point is we are regaining our political voice and our political courage so that everyday people can once again have a word in this political system and take it back. We are only accelerating in the wrong direction under both corporate political parties. We’ve seen a massive transfer of wealth — a massive redistribution of wealth — from the middle and working class and the poor, up to the top 1 percent, which now controls 40 percent of the wealth. And the bottom 50 percent has 1 percent of the wealth. This is outrageous and it continues with tax cuts for the wealthy. We’re looking at the continued offshoring of our jobs. Obama is negotiating another free-trade agreement right now, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which will continue to offshore jobs, undermine wages at home, and actually compromise American sovereignty. We’re looking at attacks on Medicare and Social Security. There are hints right now from the White House that they are going to collaborate with Republicans to go after Social Security cost of living adjustments, which would be terrible. Social Security is barely keeping tens of millions of elders out of poverty and you start further compromising its already marginal payments, you’ve got big trouble. You can’t leave out the climate catastrophe that we are heading into full bore. And the president having given the thumbs up to all the “Drill, Baby, Drill” policies; the green light to fracking, which will have a huge impact on New York State, including some of the water that supplies this county. So the president has given the thumbs-up to all of that and undermined the international climate accords. What’s missing in the debate on taxes?
The big picture, I think, is missing from the debate. It’s really important when you talk about taxes to look at how taxes add up and who is paying the burden overall. When you look at income taxes, corporate taxes, payroll, sales, and so on, what you see is that there’s been a massive transfer of taxation. Not only has wealth gone to the top, but middle income 10 City OCTOBER 17-23, 2012
and working and low income people are paying high rates of taxation — especially when you look at the rise in property taxes and the dramatic drop in the upper income tax brackets. We’re calling for major categories of tax reform to create tax justice and relieve the excessive burden on working people. We’re calling for taxing capital gains as income and, in fact, that is where the very richest people have their vast resources of wealth. So that is number one. Number two, we need to tax Wall Street a small sales tax. If they paid onehalf a percent, that would bring in $350 billion a year for things that we need to create a society that we all benefit from. What other important issues are the Obama and Romney campaigns missing?
We need to talk about how we’re going to create good jobs. Obama points to General Motors, but the truth needs to be told about General Motors: it’s [the bailout] a recovery for CEO’s, it’s not a recovery for workers whose wages have been slashed. We need to create jobs, now, on an emergency basis. So we need to talk about how we get the economy back on track for working people. That’s what the Green New Deal will do. By putting the dollars directly into job creation at the community level, we can get people back to work. They’re not talking about a real health-care solution. On one hand, Obama has the Affordable Care Act, which doesn’t do the trick. I live in Massachusetts; we’ve had it for five years. It doesn’t go very far and it helps one group at the cost of many other groups. So it helps the very poor in opening up care that they didn’t have, but at the cost of the near poor, for whom costs skyrockets. We’re calling for Medicare for all. This is the only way that we’re going to get to care that is affordable and truly comprehensive. This essentially means just drop the eligibility age on Medicare and fix the pharmaceutical boondoggle, Medicare Part D, so that we can actually negotiate and bring down the price of pharmaceuticals. That will put Medicare back on a steady financial footing. So the way to fix Medicare is by making it Medicare for all and ensuring that it’s not being ripped off by private health insurance.
Realistically, what can be done to break the stranglehold corporations have on US politics?
I think ‘we’ is the operative word there. Throughout history, you can look back on when we have gotten really profound social change. The abolition of slavery, the American Revolution for that matter, Susan B. Anthony and the women’s suffrage movement, and the labor movement — they’ve all taken a social movement on the ground and an independent political party that could drive that agenda into the mainstream and move it forward. I think we’re seeing that politics of courage on the ground now in the fight of the Chicago Teachers Union; in the fight of the union workers at Strong Memorial Hospital — they’re standing up for their rights; in the fights to stop the Keystone pipeline; the efforts to blockade fracking sites, nuclear power plants; eviction blockades; student strikes to stop tuition hikes. We’re seeing the Occupy movement all over the country, which is still alive and well. Even though it’s been evicted from its occupations, it’s working to break up the big banks and to assist all those other good social movements that are in full force right now. There is a social movement that’s alive and well — it needs a political voice. And I think it’s a psychological war at this point because that’s the only tool that they have to use against us. We have the facts on our side, we have justice, we have the course of history on our side. If people actually cast off this politics of fear and took the politics of courage into the voting booth, we would see politics turned on its head in the course of this election.
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Urban Action This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Native American horror stories
Nazareth College and the Friends of Ganondagan host the lecture “Lost Identity: the Painful Legacy of the Native American Boarding Schools,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 25. Michael Martin, executive director of Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, talks about how thousands of Native American children were taken from their homes and sent to governmentrun boarding schools. The film “Unseen Tears: the Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in Western New York,” will be screened at the event, which is at the Shults Center. Tickets: students, 12 City OCTOBER 17-23, 2012
$5; Friends of Ganondagan members, $10; non-members, $15.
Poverty and urban schools
The Downtown Presbyterian Church presents the talk “Education and Poverty” at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, October 21, by Dan Drmacich, former principal of School Without Walls, and Gerald Coles, former UR professor. They will discuss the impact poverty has on educating children, and the corporate and government attempts to reform schools. The event is at 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
Christian Muslim discussion series
The Commission on Christian Muslim Relations and the Muslim Catholic Alliance hold the final two discussions in their “Christianity and Islam” series. The first, “Allah and God” is at 7
p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. The second is a presentation on “Islamophobia in America,” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 21. The latter includes a pot luck dinner and attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass, keeping in mind the Halal and Kosher meal requirements. Both meetings are at the Islamic Center of Rochester, 727 Westfall Road.
Johnston talk on corporate greed
Friends of the Rochester Public Library presents “The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use Plain English to Rob You Blind,” a talk by former New York Times columnist David Cay Johnston at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30. The talk is at Central Library, 115 South Avenue.
The “40-Hour Pork Belly” (right) with sweet-potato Lyonnaise (left) and whole-grain mustard at Cure, located at the Public Market. PHOTO BY MIKE HANLON
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Pleased to meat you Cure 50 Public Market 563-7941, curebar.net Wednesdays-Sundays 5 p.m.-late
[ REVIEW ] BY JAMES LEACH
It’s a chilly Wednesday evening in early October. The sheds at the Rochester Public Market are vacant, a brisk wind chasing bits of paper and leaves around the wide-open space. On the edges of the market, warehouses, brooding ramparts of industrial-grey concrete and steel rolling doors, stand shuttered and dead under the glare of security lights. This is where the penultimate scene of a Sam Spade novel would take place, the trenchcoatsporting hero stalking in to meet with a representative of a local fraternal organization. Look around the Market at this hour of the night and the word “gritty” comes to mind. Against this dull background the neon sign above the door of Cure, the Public Market’s first fulltime restaurant, pops out at you like ruby lipstick against snow, the glowing windows beneath it promising warmth in a cold, hard world.
On this Wednesday evening, the 6month-old Cure is packed. Every table is full, the bar is stacked two deep, and the ebb and flow of a dozen or more conversations is punctuated with the clink of cutlery and the staccato rattle of cocktail shakers behind the bar. The vibe of the place is irresistibly French — the only thing missing is a cloud of smoke from a hundred Gitanes hovering near the ceiling. Taking advantage of a group-migration from the bar (a six-top has just come available), I slide onto a stool and scoop up the menu. Cure is not Chef Dan Martello and Chuck Cerankosky’s first restaurant — that would be the eminently successful Good Luck on Anderson Avenue. But it is the restaurant that is closest to their original concept for Good Luck: a bar with a small, carefully considered menu emphasizing the best of French bistro food. It’s not a wine bar, although there is an excellent and very reasonably priced wine list available. This is a cocktail lounge, the back bar looking more like an alchemist’s workshop than anything else, with a whole wall of various bitters and nameless bottles and phials full of fragrant liquors and fruit essences. I’m a fan of good gin, and “Faith in Medicine” ($8),
and joints of meat (but Chef Martello told me that he plans to start roasting whole lamb in the near future). Gather some friends and start your feast with haddock brouilles, a simple dish requiring very careful preparation. Heat a skillet red hot, layer in eggs beaten to a froth with cream, allow them to barely set and then place a fillet of haddock, a drizzle of onion-laced bechamel sauce, and a scattering of bread crumbs on top. Slide the whole thing under a broiler for a few minutes. The result is nothing short of sublime: scrambled eggs as God Himself intended they should be. Follow that with a brace of pheasant and truffle sausages served atop gorgeously roasted carrots and brussels sprouts and tossed with a bit of currant-enriched demiglace ($15). Or, if you are feeling particularly adventurous, ask for boudin noir, housemade blood sausage ($15). Deep purple-red and a bit earthy, but not at all bloody-tasting or tangy from the iron, the cabbage-potato puree beneath the sausages soaks up juices like a sponge and the caramelized apples add a welcome sweet accent to the dish.
made with Plymouth gin, housemade tonic syrup, a bit of Swedish-style rum, and a splash of champagne to lighten things up, seemed like the perfect thing to sip while I plotted my course through the menu. The choice between a plate of charcuterie — Martello and his staff make prosciutto cotto and mortadella in-house, along with all of the pickles and mustard that come with the dish ($16) — and a selection of three different terrines ($7 each) was a difficult one. But I couldn’t pass up a rabbit-mushroom pate on such a wintryfeeling night. It was an excellent decision: the country-style terrine was satisfyingly toothsome, studded with bits of pistachio and enhanced with allspice and clove, the chicken liverwurst silky smooth and deeply flavored, wonderful slathered on Flour City Bakery bread with a cornichon or a slice of pickled banana pepper to offset the fat. About a hundred years ago, people ate
differently. Look at the much-ballyhooed menu for the last night on the Titanic, or for Delmonico’s in Manhattan, and you’ll see a world in which fish was followed by poultry, which was in turn followed by meat. Cure allows you to sample a bit of that era, albeit without the sizzling roasts
demi-glace when a plate with a goldenbrown portion of uniformly cross-hatched pork belly ($17) was delivered to us by Chef Martello himself (on really busy nights, the chef sometimes turns kitchen runner). Sitting atop an emerald heap of sauteed spinach and snuggled next to a ramekin full of sweet-potato puree topped with melted Gruyere cheese (the chef ’s reinterpretation of potatoes Lyonnaise), the pork belly was one of the meatiest I’ve ever encountered, more like a tenderloin topped with a layer of chicharrons rather than the proto-bacon that I’ve had elsewhere. The fatty layer was well-rendered, buttery and rich. The meat, bathed in all of that rendered goodness, was just shy of fork-tender. After such a meal, offering dessert seems cruel. Instead of going for berry trifle with Greek yogurt, or a pair of very cute moltenchocolate cakes, instead opt for one of Cure’s intriguing ice creams, like the butteredpopcorn concoction I sampled on my first visit on a dark and stormy Sunday night. My server tried to explain the process of steeping popcorn in something or other to infuse the unmistakable scent and taste into the ice cream, but I frankly wasn’t listening. I was lost in admiration of Martello’s ingenuity and cleverness, and wondering how soon I could arrange to take the cure again.
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Todd East Farewell Concert Sunday, October 21 Water Street Music Hall. 204 N. Water St. 7 p.m. | $10 | waterstreetmusic.com [ ROCK/JAZZ/SOUL ] Kansas City, Kansas City here he
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Dady Brothers. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. 7:30 p.m. Free. Loren and Mark. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8 p.m. $20. Honoring the Muse: Richie Stearns, Caleb Spaulding. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. 7 p.m. $2, free w/student ID. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. 5:30 p.m. Free.
Victor & Penny Thursday, October 25 Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way 8 p.m. | $6-$8 | abilenebarandlounge.com [ ANTIQUE POP ] Victor & Penny — Jeff Freling and
Erin McGrane, respectively — both hail from Kansas City, but for the past 16 years the former lived in Chicago, where he performed regularly with Blue Man Group, Mar Caribe, and other respected acts. Freling (who considers himself a “hopeless guitar geek”) and McGrane now combine his clean, electric-hollow-body jazz solos and her single ukulele rhythm section with old-time harmonies and an overall delightful energy, into what the duo calls Antique Pop. This unique genre puts a fresh new spin on music from the early 20th century, reorders more modern arrangements, and generates quirky, humorous, and wholesome original tunes. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR.
Epilogue Monday, October 22 Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. | $5-$7 | 454-2966, bugjar.com [ ART ROCK ] The music of Epilogue has emerged
as a singularly unique blend of free jazz fusion, minimalism, and avant-garde metal. This “opening-up” of the band’s sonic aesthetic has created a live platform that lends itself to incomparable and inimitable performances. Michael Aaron Lloyd (percussion), Michael Schuler (bass), RJ Bernfield (guitar), and their wide-ranging influences, such as Miles Davis, Queen, and “chirping insects,” coalesce into a sound that is as surreal as it is absolute. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR.
Slug Guts performed at The Bug Jar on Friday, October 12. PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE
Boogie disease [ REVIEW ] By Frank De Blase
So there I was at the Bug Jar Friday night for the first of what I hope will be many Trash Wave Fests, digging on the Clockmen as the band sunk its teeth into some dangerously fast and loud thinking-man’s punk (as I like to call it). This is one mighty trio, softened only by its own self-deprecation and charming goofiness. It was a full-on rock ’n’ roll boogie disease that was impossible to avoid, and actually fun to catch. The individual instrumentation I heard in the sound check with Slug Guts had me jazzed. The sax had some trippy delay on it, the guitar was thick and bright, and the drummer hit the snare with extreme prejudice. But it all got lost a little in the mix when the Brisbane, Australia band mounted the bandstand for real. The energy came on and remained seething with an antagonistic frenzy as the singer split his time between the stage and the floor and the rest of the band split its time between noise rock and post-punk oblivion. It was harsh yet engaging, referential but
somehow new and unpredictable. I think I need to see the band again. You should, too. All Time Low had Water Street Music Hall packed and screaming at an alltime high Saturday night — so much that you could barely hear the heavymetal thunder going on next door. All Time Low is poppy and fun with a slightly heavy edge tempered only by its mastery of melody. The funny thing is, the melody was in place during All Time Low’s accelerated numbers, where most bands rely on the pound and the beat to carry their somewhat monotone vocal line. Instead, ATL applied this to its slower, lighters-in-the-air tunes. The band was loud, energetic, and animated, as was the predominantly female singalong crowd. It also had one the best light shows I’ve ever seen.
[ Blues ] Blues Masters. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 8 p.m. Free. Johnny Rawls. Dinosaur BarB-Que, 99 Court St. 9:30 p.m. Free. Open Blues Jam w/The King Bees. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 2714650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Paul Strowe. The BealeWebster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 216-1070. Call for info. [ Classical ] The Prismatic DebussyMusica Nova performs Inspirational Debussy. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Rochester NY 14607. 8 p.m. Free. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Adam. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. DJ Dorian. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. Call for info. Teen Set 45 Party. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Midnight. Free. Y Not Wednesday w/DJ ET. Venu Resto-Lounge, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. Call for info. [ Jazz ] John Arcotta Quartet. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 8 p.m. $5. Live from Hochstein: Roberts Trio. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 12:10 p.m. Free. continues on page 18
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Music Love, sex, and redemption in reverse Ahura Mazda reverbnation.com/ahuramazdamusic [ PROFILE ] By Frank De Blase
With a shiny new project springing from the loins of a fresh perspective, Rochester musician and local enigma Solomon Blaylock is poised to beguile, confound, and entertain once again. Ahura Mazda, Blaylock’s new fab synth-pop collaboration with Craig Marlowe, is a dramatic departure from The Lobster Quadrille. With that band Blaylock presented a brilliant nine-piece tug-of-war between damnation and redemption in front of a Southern Gothic backdrop. Though couched in metaphor and humor, The Lobster Quadrille set out to confront real demons
from Blaylock’s past. The humor was in place to confront his pain. The Quadrille had established itself on the scene and seemed on the brink of even bigger and better things when Blaylock and the band all decided to vacate the pulpit at the beginning of this year. “It was a conscious decision,” says Blaylock. “We’d known for the last several years that the Lobster Quadrille was winding down. I’d gotten to where I was winding down writing stuff that would work for the Quadrille.” So the band bowed out gracefully while the party was still going. Fans and friends admonished Blaylock. “There were a number of people who were like, ‘You were close to doing something,’” Blaylock says. “I just felt we weren’t going to go beyond a certain point. We weren’t
necessarily prepared to go beyond a certain point. It’s very cool that there are Rochester fixtures; bands that have been around forever. We weren’t wired for that. We weren’t a bunch of super-awesome musicians and stuff.” Besides, the demons Blaylock had addressed in the music had been dealt with. “It had been 10 years working with the Quadrille with all the religion and death stuff,” he says. “I came a long way dealing with that stuff over the course of 10 years. In that regard, in that area, I’m ready to shift focus. It was all stuff I needed to do and it was fun to do. But I’m more concerned with love and sex now. Religion and death, I’m OK with those things now.” It sounds like redemption in reverse. “But it feels like salvation now,” Blaylock says. “It feels like I had to clear those clouds away, the anger and disappointment, and just the existential angst I was dealing with. I’m happier than I’ve ever been and I’m experiencing new things. I’m in a different place and I’m excited and feel very alive, and this music is definitely borne of this.” With the Lobster Quadrille kaput, Blaylock
Following the end of the Lobster Quadrille, local musician Solomon Blaylock (pictured right) has started a new electronic duo along with Craig Marlowe (left). PHOTO BY MARK BOLLMANN
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ventured out briefly as a solo artist, but called it quits. He found it rather terrifying. “So I reached out to Craig Marlowe,” he says. “And we started trading files back and forth. I’ve never done a fully collaborative thing like this before. It’s really exciting. It’s sort of thrilling to do your bit and give it to somebody and say, ‘Finish it.’ I had more of a strangle hold on the material in the Lobster Quadrille. A lot of the time I knew where I wanted it [a song] to be. Now I’m less concerned how it ends up being. And it’s been a pleasant surprise every time so far. It’s great.” The lyrics and themes currently residing on the band’s six-cut, self-titled EP are different
than anything Blaylock has ever done, so it’s only fitting that the music do the same and get in on the sex and love. “Craig really has a lot to do with how it’s sounding right now,” Blaylock says. “Basically I’ve been sending him songs that I’ve written on guitar and recorded a couple of vocal tracks for. Then he’ll take it and add the keyboards and the electronics to it.” Consequently there’s an organic base that still swirls in the music’s structured digital realm, slightly reminiscent of music by the proto-punk duo Suicide. And this root is set to be even more prevalent in Ahura Mazda’s live shows with the addition of drums and bass. According to Blaylock, this will present two distinct scenarios. “We’ll have a certain recorded sound,” he says, “and a live sound that will be a little more organic.” On the surface, those who want to see and hear something akin to the Lobster Quadrille won’t be getting that itch scratched with Ahura Mazda (the name is taken from the name of the chief deity of the ancient religion Zoroastrianism, and means the creator of the world, the source of light, and the embodiment of good). However, those who dig deeper to witness the soul and intent of this unique band’s output will be entertained, even if they miss some of the fire and brimstone. “We’re still developing a live act right now,” Blaylock says. “And that’s something that makes me a little nervous. I mean, it’s much less schticky. We’re hoping the music itself will be enough to move people. A lot of it is dance music. With this, it’s like, ‘Here’s the music, I hope you like it. It’s pretty much all we’ve got.’”
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Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Nostalgic Reunion. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave. 865-3320. 6 p.m. Call for info. Todd East Duo. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. Vince Ercolamento& Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Italian American Karaoke. Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. 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. 671-9340. 6 p.m. Free. Karaoke at California Brew Haus. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 6211480. 9 p.m. Free. 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. 388-0136. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mic Jam Boulder Alexander St. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m.
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SHOEGAZE | Ringo Deathstarr
Ringo Deathstarr can’t be pinned down to a single influence. When you listen to the band, you’ll hear them all, ranging from The Smiths to My Bloody Valentine. The resulting sound is an amalgam that puts the Austin, Texas band right in line with the New Wave of shoegaze that’s been en vogue for the last few years. Though the band tends to be more pop-centric than its genre’s forbearers, Ringo Deathstarr has all the deafening hallmarks of its noise-pop contemporaries down. The band is touring on its recently released sophomore album, “Mauve.” Local bands Abandoned Buildings Club and Spaceweather Shakes both open the Wednesday night show. Ringo Deathstarr performs Wednesday, October 17, 8 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $8-$10. 454-2966, bugjar.com. — BY ANDY KLINGENBERGER Open Mic w/Steve West. Muddy Waters Coffee House-Geneseo, 53 Main St. 243-9111. 7 p.m. Free.
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[ Acoustic/Folk ] October Fest Party: Hypnotic Clambake. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 8 p.m. $5. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. John Dady. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 3489091. 7 p.m. Free. Singer-Songwriter Spotlight Series: Jerry Falzone, Meg Gehman, and Jim Drew. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. $5. [ Blues ] Gordon Munding. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. The Nighthawks. Dinosaur BarB-Que, 99 Court St. 9:30 p.m. Free Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 9:30 p.m. Free. [ Classical ] Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts. 1st Universalist Church, 150 s. clinton ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. RPO: Mahler, Grieg, Nakamatsu. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Rochester NY 14607. 7:30 p.m. Arild Remmereit, conductor. Jon Nakamatsu, piano. $15-$92.
JAZZ | John Nyerges
John Nyerges has no shortage of different roles on the Rochester jazz scene. For the last 18 years he’s been the pianist at Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Pops concerts. He’s played with Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik for more than 20 years. He can also be found on keyboard in the Madeline Forster Band, the Herb Smith Quartet, and many other groups. You can get to know him a little better when he brings his own quartet to a WGMC Meet the Artist Concert at Lovin’ Cup on Thursday. He’ll be in good company with Vince Ercolamento on saxophones, Dave Cohen on drums, and Danny Ziemann on bass. John Nyerges performs Thursday, October 18, 8 p.m. at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. $10 suggested donation. lovincup.com. — BY RON NETSKY [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Keeyo. TC Riley’s, 200 Park
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Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Roncones Italian Restaurant, 232 Lyell Ave. 458-3090. 6 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke at Center Cafe. Center Cafe, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. 7 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Willow Inn. Willow Inn, 428 Manitou Rd. 3923489. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke.at Brickwood Grill. Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. 730-8230. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke Night w/Debbie Randyn. Pittsford Pub, 60 N. Main St. 586-4650. 9:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/George. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/DJ Delight. Anchor Sports Bar & Grill, 270 Miracle Mile Dr. 272-9333. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/Shotgun Music. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main St. 924-3660. Call for info. Free. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 3880136. 10 p.m. Free. [ Open Mic ] Open Mic at Towpath Cafe. Towpath Cafe, 6 N. Main St. 377-0410. 6:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic Jam Boulder Park Ave. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Open Mic w/Steve Piper. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mike w/Mark Herrmann. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 8 p.m. Free. [ Reggae/Jam ] Reggae Thursday. Club NV, 123 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. $5 before 11 pm. [ Pop/Rock ] Filthy McNastys. Star Alley Park, 662 South Ave. 8 p.m. Free. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 9 p.m. Call for info. Gorgasm w/Goemagot, and Abdicate. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. 21+. $8. Monster Mash 5 Alarm Open Jam: Beau’s Birthday Celebration. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 9 p.m. Call for info. Umphrey’s McGee w/Bright Light Social Hour. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 3255600. 8 p.m. $20-$25.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Ben Rossi and Friends. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. 21+. Free. Jim Lane. 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. 585-637-2383. 8 p.m. Free. Normal Tibbils. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 8 p.m. Free.
Rob Gioia Experience. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 697-9464. 9 p.m. Call for info. Trace Wilkins & Ken Snyder w/Liz & Mary. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 5 p.m. Free. True Blue. The Cottage Hotel, 1390 Pittsford Mendon Rd. 624-1390. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ Blues ] Blue Tomorrow. The BealeWebster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 216-1070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Luca Foresta & The Electro Kings. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ Classical ] An Evening with Double Reeds: Alexandra Shatalov, oboe. Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall, 4245 East Avenue. 389-2700. 7:30 p.m. Free. Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series: Isabelle Demers. Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. 271-6513. 8 p.m. $5-$10. SUNY Geneseo Performance: Kaleidoscope. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Rd. 245-5516. 8 p.m. Free. [ DJ/Electronic ] Bang Fridays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 5461010. Call for info.
HARD ROCK | Geoff Tate
What makes Queensryche unmistakably Queensryche is Geoff Tate’s soaring, quasi-operatic vocal flight. The music on his second solo outing, “Kings and Thieves,” is not the radical musical departure you might expect. It kind of sounds like Queensryche. Over the course of the band’s 30-plus-year history, Tate’s voice has ridden atop its progmetal blast and seems to get better with age… kind of like a fine wine, which incidentally, Tate spends his non-rock time decanting. The JJ Lang Band and Hair Nation get things started. Geoff Tate performs Friday, October 19, 8 p.m. at Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. $20. themontagemusichall.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 5:30 p.m. Free.
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$20 Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 8 p.m. $20. The Grey Hollow Road. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. 8 p.m. Free. Parktoberfest: Jellyroot w/The Goods. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8:30 p.m. $3-$5. Minds Open Wide. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. 21+. $5. New York, NY Dueling Pianos. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. 475-2509. 9 p.m. Call for info. Park Ave Band. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. Call for info. The Po’ Boys Brass Band w/We The People!. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 6 p.m. $5-$7. Small Town. T.C. Holligans, 134 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 2257180. 9 p.m. Call for info. Smooth Talkers. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 9 p.m. Free. Something Else. A-Pub Live, 6 Lawrence St. 10 p.m. Free before 11, $5 after. Surge. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 9 p.m. Call for info. Violet Mary. The Landing Bar and Grille, 30 Fairport Village Landing. 425-7490. 10 p.m. Free. The Weight We Carry Album Release w/High Dive Horse, Wreckage, The Storm, and Forked Tongues. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $5-$7. Wild Bill Pileggi. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 9642010. 8:30 p.m. Call for info.
Norwegian composer Edward Grieg composed only one concerto for piano and orchestra, the beloved Piano Concerto in A Minor. Join the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for a performance of Grieg’s concerto with guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu. Nakamatsu’s virtuosity earned him the gold medal in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, while his concert performances have spanned the globe. If you miss Nakamatsu with the RPO, he performs again on Sunday, October 21, with the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance (tickets $30, 377-6770). The RPO performs Jon Nakamatsu Thursday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 20, 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. $15-$92. 454-2100, RPO.org. — BY PALOMA A. CAPANNA
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[ Reggae/Jam ] Turnip Stampede. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 10 p.m. Free.
[ Acoustic/Folk ] Barry’s Crossing w/Ted McGraw. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 5:30 p.m. Free. Brian Coughlin’s Songwriters in the Round ft. Tom Smith, Nick Young. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. 8 p.m. $8. Gary Rose and Rob Smith. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. Call for info. John Akers. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 8 p.m. Free. Paul Strowe. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. 2 p.m. Free. Sammy Naquin and Big Easy Zydeco. Harmony House, 58 East Main St. 8 p.m. $12-$15. True Blue. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. 4977010. Call for info.
[ Pop/Rock ] Fresh Kids w/Kids with AZ, R>E>A>L, Malicious Intent. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 10 p.m. Call for info. Geoff Tate of Queensryche. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 8 p.m.
[ Blues ] Blue Tomorrow. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 2714650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. The Dirty Bourbon Blues Band. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m. $4-$6.
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Aspiring musicians at School of the Arts will have no shortage of role models Friday night when drummer Rob Garcia brings his all-star group to Rochester. Garcia has played with Wynton Marsalis, Woody Allen, Diana Krall, and many others. Pianist John Stetch won the Prix du Jazz at the Montreal International Festival in 1998 and has appeared on “Piano Jazz” with Marian McPartland and “Jazz Set” with Branford Marsalis. Saxophonist Noah Preminger has lent his talents to Dave Holland, Fred Hersch, and Dave Douglas. And Matt Pavolka is a fast-rising New York bassist and leader of The Horns Band. Rob Garcia 4 performs Friday, October 19, 7 p.m. at School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. $5-$10. 242-7682. — BY RON NETSKY Industrial Blues Band. The Beale-Webster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 216-1070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Joe Beard. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 10 p.m. Free.
[ Classical ] Faculty Artist Series: Lynn Blakeslee, violin. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 11 a.m. $10. Hochstein at Canandaigua: Finger Lakes Concert Band.
Canandaigua Elementary School, 90 West Gibson St. 7:30 p.m. $5. The Prismatic Debussy- Intimate Debussy. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 7 p.m. Free. RPO: Mahler, Grieg, Nakamatsu. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Rochester NY 14607. 8 p.m. Arild Remmereit, conductor. Jon Nakamatsu, piano. $15-$92. Spaghetti Opera XIII. Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St. Call for info. $35. [ Country ] Flint Creek. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Big Reg. Venu RestoLounge, 151 St. Paul St. 2325650. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Trancesend. Decibel Lounge., 45 Euclid St. 7544645. 10 p.m. $5. La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ Jazz ] Connie Deming. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Cool Jazz Club. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 7 p.m. Free. Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. Gap Mangione New Blues Band. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Swooners. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke at 140 Alex. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke At The Lube. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 697-9464. 9:30 p.m. Free. Kick-Ass Karaoke. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. 10 p.m. Free. [ Reggae/Jam ] Sim Redmond Band w/The Gunpoets. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 3255600. 9 p.m. $10-$12. [ Pop/Rock ] Battery. Nola’s BBQ, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. 9 p.m. Call for info. Blackguard w/Neotheist, Cthulhu, and Endangered Youth. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $8-$10. The Bowties CD Release Party. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8 p.m. $5. The Chairs. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 9 p.m. Call for info. Diamond Youth w/Daylight, Pentimento. Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. 5 p.m. $10.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Dave North. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 7 p.m. Free. [ Blues ] Four-4-Time. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 2714650. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ Classical ] Compline. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. 9 p.m. Donations accepted. Genesee Symphony Orchestra: Around the World with Music. Pavillon High School, 7014 Big Tree Rd. 584-3070. 4 p.m. $7$15. If Music Be the Food.. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Rd. 271-2240. 7:30 p.m. Food/cash donations accepted. Jon Nakamatsu and the Trout Quintet. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 4544596. 7:30 p.m. $20-$30. RPO: The Music of Grieg. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 2 p.m. Arild Remmereit, conductor and host. Jon Nakamatsu, piano. $19-$24. Pops on Pipes: Lance Luce. Auditorium Theatre, 885 Main St. 2:30 p.m. $15. Road Trip: Iberia. Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall, 4245 East Avenue. 389-2700. 3 p.m. Free. Third Sunday Concert with the Italian Baroque Organ. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900. 5:30 p.m. $5-$10. [ Country ] Benefit for Nicholas Curtis ft. Sending Station, Madeleine Snyder. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 1 p.m. $10. [ Jazz ] Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch). Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. Call for info. Free.
[ Hip-Hop/Rap ] Mammoth CD Release Party. Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. 9 p.m. $5-$10. [ Pop/Rock ] 43rd Anniversary Party Pig Roast w/The Return of Zeus, Punishing Timmy, Runaway World. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 2 p.m. $15. Ash Reiter w/Dumb Angel and The Big. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8. Quiet Company, Brick + Mortar w/White Woods, I’m Happiest When. Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. 6 p.m. $10. Todd East Farewell Performance. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 325-5600. 7 p.m. $10.
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[ Open Mic ] Golden Link Singaround. Twelve Corners Presyterian Church, 1200 S. Winton Rd. 244-8585. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic Night. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/String Theory. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 8 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] Abbi Rajasekhar. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m. Free. Artisan Craft and Music Night w/The Skillet Lickers. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 6 p.m. Free. Dr. Hamburger Presents: Eskimeaux w/Hollow Boys. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Call for info. In The Mood. Auditorium Theatre, 885 Main St. 3 pm, 7:30 pm. $29.50-$69.50. Ryan Cabrera w/Rookie of the Year. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 6 p.m. $10-$27.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Interfaith Threshold Singers. Penfield Presbyterian Church, 1881 Jackson Road, Penfield NY. 241-3796. 6 p.m. Free. Jeremy Button Scottish Session. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 7 p.m. Free. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. 5:30 p.m. Free. Sammy Naquin and Big Easy Zydeco. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. 8 p.m. $8-$12. [ Blues ] Blackened Blues. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. 10 p.m. Free. Ezra & The Storm. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 9 p.m. Free. Open Blues Jam w/The King Bees. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 271-4650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ Classical ] Live from Hochstein: Chamber Music for Flute & Piano. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 12:10 p.m. Free.
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POP/ROCK | Ryan Cabrera
This young, Dallas-born, pop-rock star picked up a guitar at the age of 16 and has been writing and recording music ever since. His early career was defined by a long string of nights in bars, restaurants, and clubs. Cabrera eventually landed a gig playing acoustic guitar for the band Rubix Groove, which opened for internationally known acts such as Cheap Trick and Third Eye Blind. Through this connection, as well as on the strength of some original material, Cabrera impressed a studio executive which led to the recording of his first full-length album, “Elm Street,” in 2001. Just three short years later, he was signed to Atlantic Records and released his major label debut single “On The Way Down.” Since 2004, the now 30-year-old Cabrera has sold millions of albums, appeared in several episodes of “The Hills,” and dated Ashlee Simpson. Indie/acoustic quintet, Rookie of the Year also performs. Ryan Cabrera plays Tuesday, October 23, 6 p.m. at The Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. $10-$25. 413-1642, frontgatetickets.com. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Adam. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. DJ Dorian. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. Call for info. Teen Set 45 Party. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Midnight. Free. Y Not Wednesday w/DJ ET. Venu Resto-Lounge, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. Call for info. PHOTO COURTESY MARC NOZELL
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[ Jazz ] Andy Stobie Finger Lakes Jazz Band. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave. 865-3320. 6 p.m. Call for info. Anthony Giannavola. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 385-8565. 6 p.m. Free. Julie Delario Duo. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Martini Tasting Featuring The Swooners. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 6 p.m. $20. Vince Ercolamento& Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Italian American Karaoke. Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. 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. 671-9340. 6 p.m. Free. Karaoke at California Brew Haus. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 6211480. 9 p.m. Free. 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. 388-0136. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mic Jam Boulder Alexander St. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m. Open Mic w/Steve West. Muddy Waters Coffee House-Geneseo, 53 Main St. 243-9111. 7 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] Witch Mountain w/Orodruin and Castle. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. $8-$10.
“Arm Bow” (left), and some assorted “Shovels” (right) are works included in the “Elizabeth Lyons Sculpture” exhibit, currently showing in the Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery. PHOTOS COURTESY Paul Porell
Glass master “Elizabeth Lyons Sculpture” Through October 28 Arts Center Gallery, Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave. 389-5073, artscenter.naz.edu Tuesday-Thursday noon-5 p.m., FridaySaturday noon-8 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. [ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY
You could say Elizabeth Lyons is Rochester art royalty, being that she’s the daughter of artists Nathan and Joan Lyons. But Elizabeth is also a talented, award-winning, collected artist in her own right, and the owner of Elizabeth Lyons Glass as well as More Fire Glass Studios, a 4,000-square-foot glassmaking facility on Rockwood Place. The current exhibit at Nazareth College Art Center Gallery showcases Lyons’s versatility, mastery of her medium, and philosophic depth, with a retrospective of her sculptural investigations from 1992 through today. The first work viewers encounter when they enter the gallery space is “Conference,” a grouping of oblong, blown-and-mirroredglass objects standing upright upon a long, oval, wood table. Some of the objects have fancier bases while some are plain; some are perfectly smooth though distorted, while others reflect the surroundings on bubbled and cracked surfaces. The title helps to personify these bodies, set together in such proximity. Each object soars upward,
vaguely rocket-like, each with its own sealedin, secret trajectory or motivations, while reflecting and distorting the reality of the others around it. In a provided statement, Lyons describes “Conference” as a response to the anger she felt when the United States attacked Iraq in 2003, and declared “a war sold to us using fear tactics, neatly packaged for our consumption with phrases like ‘Shock and Awe,’ and ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’ ... sexy and shiny and so far removed from reality.” The other meaning of the title alludes to the bestowal upon us — or conferring — of empty, trophy-like things, which bear both far greater significance and far different implications than we are led to believe. “Ritual Vessels” is a series of nine handblown, bulbous glass works with symbolic cast bronze and electroform caps. “The powerful traditions that integrate myth and magic were sources of inspiration for this earlier work,” Lyons says in a provided statement. Each form is vaguely heartshaped, but some allude to other organs, with varying hues and surface textures and with sculpted tops that echo each vessel’s title and purpose. “Home” has a miniature log cabin crowning the mountainous surface, “Moon” is dark and dusty and capped with stilts holding up a crescent-shaped shelter. The works speak of timeless markers of human life, which, though old to humanity, bear a sense of epic wonder and significance for each new experiencer. Appropriately,
“Memory” is etched all over with tiny marks, the cap covered in a bezel-set collection of personal detritus. A low table holds six works from Lyons’s
“Built on Their Bones” series, each a redwood house frame showcasing objects such as tiny skeletal or organ systems, ladders, and shells, caught in blocks of clear glass. The bits are meant to recall individuals and civilizations that came before us, say Lyons, upon whose remains we have built our lives. The cases evoke museum displays or simple reliquaries, where remnants of what has passed are denied entropy, caught forever under the vaguely perceiving scrutiny of those who follow. Hanging on one gallery wall is a strip of wood panel to which six elegant works that make up “Tools for Earth” are anchored, each made of found objects, sculpted and blown glass, wood, steel, and rubber. Though all are rendered virtually useless for actual toil by the fragility of their materials, the grouping ranges from the nearly practical “Shovel with Roots” to the curious “Shovel for Air” and still curiouser “Love Shovel,” which is little more than an oversized frosted glass heart at the end of a handle. Another wall bears an array of assorted glass shovel-heads anchored to various smooth, snaking tree branches, which further explore the grace and utility of form and the combination of disparate, sturdy and fragile materials of glass, wood, and steel. Some of the most arresting works in the show are three in number, where the artist
combines cast-resin human arms with manmade tools and weapons we have constructed as extensions of our physical capacity in the world. At once commenting on the destruction implicit in our creations, “Arm Bow” features an arc of wood held taut by a strained-straight double-fisted arm that has a nearly palpable tension-tremor caught within the form. In “Rope Arm” and “Calipers,” too, the forms of the familiar tools give way to forearms and our highly evolved hands. Further back in to the space, a circle of three “Black Birds” perch in a pedestal case, the dark blown glass winged bodies like tightly-gathered shrouds over folded hands, and cast bronze heads reptilian and vigilant. Nearby, “Climbing on Sticks” is a study in sturdy-looking fragility, a work of sand-cast glass branch steps strung on copper and steel cords, reminiscent of a precarious conveyance up to a tree house. In the very rear, dim alcove of the gallery, one of Lyons’s more recent works, “Natural Form Chandelier” hangs, casting light though a sphere of shimmering, silvery, masterfully formed floral elements, including bursting blooms, twisting spears, and swollen buds. This work is an homage to German artist and teacher Karl Blossfeldt, who is known for his close-up photography of plants and other living creatures, which have inspired and instructed Lyons’s grasp of form for decades.
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THE FINISH LINE [ INTRODUCTION ] BY ERIC REZSNYAK
My hope is that, as you read this year’s Best of Rochester, you’ll envision Cha-Cha DiGregorio waving a checkered flag. Because it really has been quite a race. Once again we broke our previous voting records in both the primary and final ballots for the Readers Poll, and some of the contests came down to the slimmest of margins. Thank you to the thousands of readers who voted in this year’s Best of Rochester Poll. As we get more and more votes, we’re finding that the survey is becoming more and more representative. Does that mean that we agree with all the choices? Nope. And we bet you won’t either. Feel free to cruise on over to rochestercitynewspaper. com and give us your feedback about what should have won. We really do take that input seriously when working on the next year’s ballot. In addition to the Readers Poll, you’ll also find a collection of our readers’ funnier answers — some of them were so filthy we could not commit them to print — as well as our annual Critics’ Picks. This year Dayna Papaleo, Willie Clark, Frank De Blase, Michael Lasser, Rebecca Rafferty, Casey Carlsen, and Lillian Dickerson sound off on some of the people, places, and things that make Rochester a cool place to live and work. If you have something we should consider writing up for next year’s picks, shoot us an e-mail at email@example.com.
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Best Pizza Slice Mark’s Pizzeria
Many area locations. markspizzeria.com.
Best Chinese Restaurant
Best Specialty Pizza
573 South Clinton Ave. 232-8558 687 Moseley Rd. 223-5250. napawoodfired.com.
Best Italian Restaurant
Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria
1750 Monroe Ave. 241-3070. chengarden.com.
Best Gourmet Burger
165 Monroe Ave. 454-3510. roccorochester.com.
Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. 473-2090. thegatehousecafe.com.
Best Mexican Restaurant
The Gate House
Jeremiah’s Tavern 1104 Monroe Ave. 461-1313. 2200 Buffalo Rd. 247-0022. jeremiahstavern.com.
Best Place for Comfort Food Sticky Lips
625 Culver Rd. 288-1910. 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com.
Best Hots Restaurant Dogtown
691 Monroe Ave. 271-6620. dogtownhots.com.
Best Food Cart/Truck Le Petit Poutine
Best Sandwich Shop
DiBella’s Old-Fashioned Submarines Many area locations. dibellas.com.
Best Breakfast Spot Jines Restaurant
658 Park Ave. 461-1280. jinesrestaurant.com.
Jines Restaurant 658 Park Ave. 461-1280. jinesrestaurant.com.
Best Place for Appetizers The Distillery
Many area locations. thedistillery.com.
Best Place for a Quick Meal Aladdin’s Natural Eatery Many area locations. myaladdins.com.
Best Restaurant Open Late Jay’s Diner
2612 W. Henrietta Rd. 424-3710.
Best Restaurant for Healthy Fare
Aladdin’s Natural Eatery Many area locations. myaladdins.com.
Best Seafood Palmer’s
900 Jefferson Rd. 424-3210. palmerfoods.com.
California Rollin Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. 271-8990.
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Port of Rochester, 1000 N. River St. 271-8920. californiarollin.com.
Village Gate, 302 N. Goodman St. 256-5980. salenas.com.
Best Indian Restaurant India House
998 S. Clinton Ave. 461-0880. 7343 Route 96. 742-2030. indiahouse.com.
Best Greek Restaurant Aladdin’s Natural Eatery Many area locations. myaladdins.com.
Best Vegetarian/Vegan Owl House
75 Marshall St. 360-2920. owlhouserochester.com.
Best Coffee Shop Java’s
Many area locations. javascafe.com.
Frankie Katsampas, Java’s Many area locations. javascafe.com.
Leo’s Bakery & Deli 101 Despatch Dr. 249-1000. leoselite.com.
Best Cheap Eats Dogtown
691 Monroe Ave. 271-6620. dogtownhots.com.
Best Upscale Restaurant 2 Vine
24 Winthrop St. 454-6020. 2vine.com.
Jines Restaurant 658 Park Ave. 461-1280. jinesrestaurant.com.
Best New Restaurant Tap & Table
284 Exchange Blvd. 319-3388. thetapandtable.com.
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Best Hot Beef Injection
The Sunday Hot Dog Special at Cure Open since June at the Public Market, Cure (50 Public Market, 563-7941, curebar.net) is winning a place in the hearts of hungry carnivores with its housemade sausages, such as chorizo, a link that marries pheasant and black truffle, and a boudin blanc so lush and pillowy that I sometimes can’t decide whether to eat it or hug it. But it’s not all prized fungi and French technique; this is Rochester, after all, and Cure honors its workingclass roots with an ever-changing Sunday hot-dog special ($9). A recent preparation took a housemade beef frank and topped it with candied bacon, pickled cabbage, and horseradish mustard, then plated it with an heirloom tomato salad. Past adornments have included confit onions and garlic scape relish, as well as themes like Italian and a nod to Rochester, which, if my blissed-out memory serves me correctly, embellished the tasty dog with fresh chopped onions and the warm-spiceand-ground-beef topping we call hot sauce ’round these parts. (DP)
Best Meal in Your Mitts The Pittsburgh at Harry G’s New York Deli & Café
Though you’ve perhaps tried one of its many incarnations, you may not know about the origin of the Pittsburgh sandwich, essentially a meal between two pieces of bread. First concocted as a convenience to truckers by
an Iron City chain called Primanti Brothers, the beef-based Pittsburgh typically crams the coleslaw and the French fries right into the sandwich rather than serving them on the side. And here in Rochester, Harry G’s New York Deli & Café (678 South Avenue, 256-1324, harrygsdeli.com) might be the ones setting the Pittsburgh standard, its mega-popular build consisting of chopped steak, melted provolone, spicy shoestring fries, coleslaw, tomato, mayonnaise, and oil. And at $7.99 for a whole 12” sub (or $4.49 for a half ), you’ll hopefully forgive the hyperbole when I say that it might actually have everything you could possibly want in a sandwich: juicy meat, gooey cheese, sassy potatoes, tangy cabbage, umami-rich tomato, and just the right amount of good mayo. And since the sides are technically part of the sandwich, you should feel no qualms about getting MORE sides, like Harry G’s hearty matzo-ball soup or a potato knish, and maybe dessert. Yinz have earned it! (DP)
Best Beer Upgrade Beer Cocktails at TRATA
Even in light of the 21st-century craftcocktail movement, the concept of drinks made by mixing beer with spirits or juices is nothing new. But with the exception of libations like the spicy Michelada, or the champagne-and-stout Black Velvet, a lot of beer cocktails — especially the ones that feature shot glasses dropped into pint glasses — seem designed simply to get the imbiber f**ked up in a more expeditious
The Pittsburgh sandwich at Harry G’s includes spicy fries, cole slow, and more. PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK
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manner. But the imaginative beer cocktail list at TRATA (145 Culver Road, 270-5460, tratarochester.com) gilds the humble hop by taking the flavors in its brew-based beverages as seriously as it does the liquor-centric mixed drinks. The vibrant Lambic Bellini ($5.50), for instance, riffs on the Proseccobased standard by combining Lindemans Pêche with peach purée and raspberry, while the Chocolate Cherrybomb ($6) blends Buffalo’s own McKenzie’s black cherry cider with Young’s double chocolate stout. And hopefully next year’s rumored pig shortage won’t hinder availability of the hearty Corporal’s Breakfast ($9.50), made from Wolaver’s oatmeal stout, Bulleit bourbon, and bacon. Yeah, there’s a boilermaker on the list, a pairing of Guinness and Finger Lakes Distilling’s White Pike whiskey, but if you’re gonna do it, you may as well do it up. (DP)
Best Tantalizing Taste Mystery
Dragon Sauce at Scotland Yard Pub I’ve always seen myself as a buffalo-sauce kind of guy. The spice, the heat, the flavor — nothing else really comes close to it
(especially barbecue sauce; get that stuff out of my face). And that’s how I always assumed it would be. No matter where I eat, if there is buffalo-flavored item on the menu, that’s probably going to be what I order. That was before I came face to face with the fiery-sweet mouth orgasm that is the Dragon Wings at Scotland Yard Pub (187 St. Paul St., 730-5030, scotlandyardpub.com). I’ve been going to Scotland Yard nearly once a week since January for trivia, and every week it came down to exactly what awesome way I wanted to eat the restaurant’s Dragon Sauce. Should I get it on wings? On pizza? Just chug a whole bottle of it? Swim in a lake of it? All of the above, please. The worst part is that I can’t figure out what is in the secret sauce. It’s part Asian influenced, that’s for sure, and there may be a hint of garlic in there, but one thing is for sure, nearly everybody that I’ve had try the sauce loves it, and the rest aren’t my friends anymore. And I haven’t ordered anything buffalo flavored at Scotland Yard since. (WC)
Just what is in those Dragon Wings at Scotland Yard Pub? file PHOTO
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Best New Retail Store
Best Thrift/Secondhand Store
304 Gregory St. 271-6785. needledroprecords.com.
Many area locations. goodwill.org.
Best Jewelry Store
Best Record/Music Store
2945 Monroe Ave. 271-4000. mannsjewelers.com.
645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. houseofguitars.com.
Best Gift Shop
Best Tattoo Parlor
215 Park Ave. 800-333-0627. parkleigh.com.
217 Alexander St. 262-6440. lovehatetattoo.com.
Best Local Car Dealership
Best Piercing Parlor
3817 W. Henrietta Rd. (800) 772-1593. dorschel.com.
374 ½ West Ridge Rd. 262-4444. physicalgraffiti.com.
Best Auto Repair Shop
Best Liquor Store
Many area locations. nulookcollision.com.
1100 Jefferson Rd. 427-2480. marketviewliquor.com.
Best Fitness Class
Best Regional Winery
Many area locations. rochesterathletic.com.
9749 Middle Rd., Hammondsport. 1-800-320-0735. drfrankwines.com.
Zumba, Rochester Athletic Club
Best Yoga Instructor
House of Guitars
Dr. Konstantin Frank Vineyards
Carly Weis, Breathe Yoga
Best Regional Brewery
19 S. Main St. 248-9070. 980 Ridge Rd. 248-9070. 930 East Ave. 248-9070. breatheyoga.com.
3859 Buffalo Rd. 97 Railroad St. 594-9800. rohrbachs.com.
3340 Monroe Ave. 264-9940. 980 Ridge Rd. 264-9940. scottmillerstyle.com.
2267 Clifford Ave. 482-1130. savoiapastry.com.
Savoia Pastry Shoppe
Best Pet-Related Business
720 South Ave. 473-5570.
99 Victor Rd. 223-1330. lollypop.org.
Best Geek-Friendly Business
260 East Ave. #100. 454-3720. arenasflorist.com.
713 Park Ave. 271-4549. parkavenuecomics.com.
Best Clothing Store
Best Local Bank/Credit Union
654 South Ave. 232-7110. shopatthread.com.
Many area locations. esl.org.
South Wedge Barber Shop
Best Consignment Shop Lu’s Back Door
19 Jefferson Ave. 377-4008. lusbackdoor.net.
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Park Avenue Comics & Games
ESL Federal Credit Union
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Gourmet pastas, wood-fired pizzas, steaks, seafood & original entrées Live music every Friday & Saturday night
Best Nutter Butter
Housemade Peanut Butters at Red Bird Market You might not find Red Bird Market (130 Fairport Village Landing, 377-5050, redbirdmarket.com) unless you went looking for it. Open since 2008 in the adorably timeless heart of Fairport, Red Bird takes the traditional corner-store concept and does it one better, offering its loyal customers the usual necessities as well as Some of the manly crafts created by the folks at Man Crafts. an array of things they didn’t PHOTO courtesy man-crafts.com even know they needed. Local products abound; Red Bird stocks yummy stuff from places like the Ravioli Shop, Coffee Connection, Baker Street Bakery, and Arbor Hill Winery, but the store’s star might be its line of Candy Nation Plus housemade peanut butters ($2.50-$3.50). I love candy. There, I said it. I’m a relatively Red Bird mills the nuts on-site, then blends sophisticated eater with a pair of jobs that them with different ingredients to create expose me to some of the best food this unique spreads. The cappuccino peanut city has to offer, but if it were an option, I butter, for instance, features that expected would dine on candy for at least two meals whisper of cinnamon and then a pleasantly a day. Rochester is certainly blessed with bitter espresso finish, while the Kickin’ some excellent candy shops, but Candy Hot peanut butter is in fact both of those Nation Plus (20 Fairport Village Landing, things, as delicious in a savory Thai dish as 377-0030) might be unique among them it is with some raspberry jam on a thick, in that its inventory is sourced from far-off crusty slab of miche. The newest flavors lands and even different eras. Consider, are a dreamy butter pecan and a white for instance, the Cherry Mash bar, first chocolate peanut butter, but on my latest produced just after WWI and made up trip to Red Bird I opted to kept it simple: of a maraschino cherry-flavored fondant chocolate peanut butter. Like that old ad surrounded by roasted peanuts and a thick said, they’re two great tastes that taste great layer of chocolate. Or how about a classic together. (DP) Valomilk, with its creamy marshmallow center? You got your M&Ms, of course, and Mike & Ikes and Bottle Caps and sweets like that. But there’s also massive Man Crafts gumballs, Bosco syrups, Kinder chocolates, If any of you creative dudes have been and British gems like Cadbury’s spongefeeling a bit left out of the crafting candyish Crunchie and Nestlé’s ethereal movement, despair not, and dry those Aero (now in limited-edition orange!). And manly tears. Two locally based creators have for you diehards, there’s even an entire rack paved the path for handymen to partake of black licorice treats from all over the of the lady-dominated arts & craft fairs, world. Me, I draw the line at black licorice. and give you malefolk something cool to As for the rest of Candy Nation Plus, check out while your girlfriends shop for though, it really does make me feel like a locally made jewelry and paper goods. Man kid in a... well, you know. (DP) Crafts, a clever endeavor by artists Adam Francey and Joseph Allgeier, offers a variety of goods that, while not exclusively for men, have the XY in mind as a target audience. Creations include beautifully crafted cigarbox guitars that can be plugged in to an amp, glass bottleneck slides, hand-crafted drums, ceramic whistles, instruments made from repurposed goods such as Spam cans, pottery, and some rather righteous drawings. To learn more, visit man-crafts.com. (RR)
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Best Local Radio Show
Best Local Radio Station
Best Local TV News Reporter
Best Local News Story of 2012
Best Local Blog
2596 Baird Rd. 419-8190. wber.monroe.edu.
4225 W. Henrietta Rd. 334-8700. 13wham.com.
Best Local Radio Personality
Best Local TV News Station
Best Local TV Weatherperson
Local News Story Ignored in 2012
Best Local Twitter Feed
“Open Tunings with Scott Regan,” WRUR 88.5
Brother Wease, The Brew 951thebrew.com.
WHAM Channel 13
4225 W. Henrietta Rd. 334-8700. 13wham.com.
BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR A UNIQUE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR!
Don Alhart, WHAM 13
Scott Hetsko, WROC 8
201 Humboldt St. 288-8400. rochesterhomepage.net.
Rachel Barnhart @rachlbarnhart
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873 Merchants Rd. • 288-1210 www.LMlanes.com Find us on VOTED BEST PLACE FOR BRUNCH
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Come in for good food, great service and comfortable surroundings any day of the week. A tradition since 1971
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You may qualify to participate in a clinical research study for the safety and eﬃcacy of an inhaled investigational drug.
LOCAL COLOR Best Local Politician
Best Local Nonprofit Organization
Best Place to Take an Out-of-Towner
99 Victor Rd. 223-1330. lollypop.org.
Many area locations. Wegmans.com.
Best Local Project in Progress
Best Local Visionary Tom Golisano
Best Place to Play Hooky
Best Local Activist Group
171 Reservoir Ave. 753-7275. monroecounty.gov/parks-highland.php.
Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St. 244-8640. gayalliance.org.
Best Outdoor Art South Wedge
Best Local Sports Team
1 Morrie Silver Way. 454-1001. rochesterredwings.com.
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Best Local Scandal You’ve Never Heard About Audrey Munson
In 1920, lyricist Ballard MacDonald wrote a song for Fanny Brice about “Rosie, the queen of the models” who posed “with or without her clothes.” He could have been remembering Audrey Munson, the first woman to appear completely nude on film. Born in Rochester in 1891, Munson moved to New York where a photographer spotted her at the age of 15. Sculptors soon began to use her as their model for architectural statuary, very popular at the time. Artists and the public liked portrayals of naked women, so long as they had allegorical names. Munson starred in four silent movies, but only a single print — for “Purity” — has survived. By the end of the decade, a married suitor had murdered his wife to free himself to marry her, but the negative publicity ended her career. In 1920, she and her mother moved back to Mexico, NY, east of Oswego. When she attempted suicide, a judge ordered her committed to a psychiatric facility where she remained for 65 years. She died in 1996 at the age of 104. Munson posed for some of the most important sculptors of her time, including Daniel Chester French, best known for the seated Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial; Alexander Stirling Calder, whose George Washington as President adorns the Washington Square Arch in Lower Manhattan; and Robert Ingersoll Aiken, best known for the West Pediment of the Supreme Court Building. Although some Munson statues have been destroyed, others still stand in all their unadorned glory in the parks and above the streets of New York — the Manhattan Municipal Building, the U.S.S. Maine memorial in Central Park, and the Pulitzer Fountain in Grand Army Plaza. Though she came to an unhappy end, visitors to Manhattan can still see Audrey Munson in all her allegorical — and physical — extravagance. (ML)
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Best Original Band
Teagan and the Tweeds teaganandthetweeds.com.
Best Cover Band Uncle Plum
Best Solo Musician Teagan Ward
Best Live Music Venue Water Street Music Hall
204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic.com.
Best Club DJ DJ Kalifornia
Best Open Mic Night Lovin Cup
300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com
Best Music Concert of 2012 Steve Martin, Jazz Festival
Best Local Album of 2012
“Mikaela Davis,” Mikaela Davis mikaeladavis.bandcamp.com.
Best Local Theater Production of 2012 “Chicago,” Pittsford Musicals pittsfordmusicals.org.
Best Local Theater Company Geva Theatre Center
75 Woodbury Blvd. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org.
Best Local Actor Sarah Peters
Best Local Comedian/Comedy Group Geva Comedy Improv
Best Local Art Gallery/Museum Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Ave. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu.
Best Local Art Exhibit of 2012 “Wall Therapy”
Best Local Artist Sarah Rutherford
Best Local Photographer Gerry Szymanski
Best Local Dance Company Garth Fagan Dance
50 Chestnut St. 454-3260. garthfagandance.org.
Best Local Film Festival ImageOut
Best Local Festival
Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival rochesterjazz.com.
Best Local Drag Performer Ambrosia Salad
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Best Open Jam Roc City Pro Am Jam
45 Exchange Blvd. • Times Square Building • Rochester, NY • 585.325.3640
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You might think that The Roc City Pro Am Jam is just for the musicians, giving them the opportunity to stretch their legs and tread terrain that’s different. But the resulting hybrid that gets thrown together is a thrill for music fans as well, as the curious onlookers and on-listeners get a chance to see a band put together for the first — and often, the last — time using its musical wits to figure out how to proceed outside of its members’ comfort zones and style. This is truly a jam, as the host band often sets the tone before inviting guests up on stage to sit in. Nobody is in charge and the music dictates its own outcome. You’ll likely see a jazzy keyboardist, a funky drummer, and an electrifying guitarist as easily as you’ll see a cat with a French horn or a dude pull off a tap-dance solo. This thing is gaining momentum, too, as more and more people are coming out of hibernation (including yours truly) to get down and participate. Local instrument manufacturers have gotten on board, displaying their wares and encouraging onstage test drives and the powers that run the whole affair have been recording beautiful, in-the-moment mayhem. The Roc City Pro Am Jam takes place every-other Tuesday and rotates between Lovin’ Cup, Abilene, and Skylark. Come early, stay late. (FD)
Best Big-Top Fun
Rochester Circus Arts Collective
the output of both groups to feed off of one another in a mutually beneficial relationship. The organization’s main program in place at the moment is “Whirly Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m. the public can visit with ROC Cirque at Genesee Valley Park near the Riverbend Shelter. During this open spin jam, hoopers, poi spinners, jugglers, cyr wheel artists, yo-yo freestylers, slack-line walkers, or anyone at all can participate by watching and learning from each other. In the future, ROC Cirque is looking to establish itself as an official non-profit organization. To get involved, e-mail admin@ roccircusarts.org. For more information visit roccircusarts.org. (LD)
Best Pop-Up Dance Troupe One Dance Company
During the Rochester International Jazz Festival this past summer, you might have noticed the herd of wild animals that took over the streets and green spaces outside of Rochester Contemporary Art Center. Actually, the creatures were dancers involved in One Dance Company, a Rochester and Minnesotabased dance company which has been putting on marvelous pop-up shows locally for the past year. For “Scene & Herd,” the dancers were transformed through simple costuming and makeup into various woodland creatures, and accompanied by local gypsy-camp-esque musical group, The Pickpockets, they danced and embodied their respective creatures from within the art center out into a busy East Avenue. Led locally by director and cofounder Erika Ruegemer, the small company often teams up with collaborative art space The Yards at the Public Market and a host of participating artists to present such moving,
Rochester is teeming with talent, as evidenced by the various artists, musicians, and actors that call this area home. Another artistic discipline is on the rise in your backyard, and you might not even know about it: the Rochester Circus Arts Collective. Also known as ROC Cirque, the group aims to foster circus arts in the greater Rochester area and provide a space in which artists can practice, share, and learn from one another. In addition to circus artists, the space will supply a jam area for One Dance Company performed “Scene & Herd” at Rochester Contemporary Art the Rochester DJ Center during the 2012 Rochester International Jazz Festival. file PHOTO Collective, allowing 36 City BEST OF ROCHESTER 2012
original works as “In You is Home” and “I Won’t Dance.” Learn more about One Dance Company by searching its name on Facebook, or by emailing email@example.com. (RR)
Best Use of a Found Space The Yards
Now celebrating its first anniversary, collaborative art space The Yards is the brainchild of artists Sarah C. Rutherford and Lea Rizzo, who are also members of the art collective, The Sweet Meat Co. The space above Flour City Bread Co. in the Public Market was raw when they found it, and was the site of the collective’s second group installation, “Welcome to Sweetsville,” which just hinted at how the group was capable of challenging the way we think about unused spaces and cast-off materials. In the past year, The Yards has hosted art exhibitions, dance performances, poetry readings, film screenings, ice-cream socials, private parties, and the Gezellig dinner series, which incorporates visual art, food, and a performance. In addition, The Yards was the main hub of activity for this summer’s “Wall/Therapy” mural project, which centered at the Market. Rutherford, Rizzo, and their family of artistic collaborators and supporters are proving what wonderful potential a small space and a lot of heart can offer. For more information, visit attheyards.com. (RR)
Best Therapeutic Dance Kinections
Tucked away in a small dance studio next to Writers & Books on University Avenue is Kinections, a center for dance therapy run by Dr. Danielle Fraenkel, an internationally recognized expert in what is still a relatively new field. During her workshops, students are guided through using movement and dance as the form in which to access and express emotional truths. The purpose is for them to then go on and use that kinesthetic self-knowledge for personal growth and advancement, expanding their movement repertoires and pushing past perceived boundaries. The American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as “the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process that furthers the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual.” Interestingly, dance therapy was first used in the United States during the 1940’s by psychiatric hospitals attempting to provide unreachable patients with alternate means of communication and expression. More recently, it has shown
particular success as a therapy in working with victims of sexual and other forms of abuse, as well as with patients with eating disorders. In Fraenkel’s workshops, people from all walks of life gather simply to move, feel, and learn how to more fully inhabit their bodies. They may be given exercises in which they “become” another material — clay or wire, for instance — in order to explore how physical boundaries can be malleable or fixed. Music, discussion, individual and group work are all part of a class at Kinections. Being a dancer is not a prerequisite. Desired outcomes for students include better management of stress, building confidence, improving relationships, succeeding in interviews and presentations, and breaking through blocks. Fraenkel is a New York State licensed creative arts therapist and licensed mental health counselor. She holds an M.A. in dance movement therapy, The high-flying dance company Bandaloop kicked off the and a second M.A. and a Ph.D. with inaugural Rochester Fringe Festival with pure spectacle. a specialization in counseling from the PHOTO by matt deturck University of Rochester. Kinections, Both in the scope of the acts and the established by Fraenkel in 1984, is the huge crowd it drew night after night, the only institute in the country that is not Fringe Festival has shown that Rochester attached to a university yet still offers all the has the ability, and the drive, to support dance/movement therapy courses required another massive arts festival, and that we for certification by the American Dance have just as much pizzazz as any of those Therapy Association. Fraenkel also teaches other cities that have been having Fringe dance therapy at the University of Rochester Festivals for years. Here’s hoping Fringe and is the dance/movement therapist for only gets better for Year 2, continuing to The Healing Connection, a program for grow and foster the creative community people struggling with eating disorders. that exists here in Rochester. (WC) Class listings, descriptions and schedules can be found on the organization’s website: kinections.com. (CC)
Best New Festival Rochester Fringe Festival
Putting on a successful festival requires a lot of work, and after being spoiled for many years by the widely successful Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester as a city can forget sometimes just how hard it is to start a new one and have it get off the ground running. There’s the basic logistical issues, the funding, selecting acts to come and groups to perform, and then of course, getting people out to enjoy what the festival has to offer. So it’s a huge accomplishment that the first year of the Rochester Fringe Festival — which took over downtown Rochester in mid-September — was, by and large, very successful, especially for a brand new festival that focuses on what’s outside the norm. And I mean that in a good way.
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Best Cool New Venue Tala Vera
So you’re a musician who likes it spicy, you like it rockin’. No need to burn up a lot of gas stringing together a series of venues to make your night complete. Rather, head downtown and over to Tala Vera (155 State St., 546-3845, tala-vera.com) for some excellent Mexican grub with a California flair. Tala Vera is an intimate setting to get close and personal to the one your with, and the music on the stage. The captain of this ship, bossman Bernie Williams, has the stage wired for recording, so you can go home with proof of your scorching set. And Tala Vera streams a live video feed so your show can go global. Last but not least is dessert. Try a xango — the Mexican answer to canoli . (FD)
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Best New Bar
Tap & Table
284 Exchange Blvd. 319-3388. thetapandtable.com.
Best Bar for Beer Tap & Mallet
381 Gregory St. 473-0503. tapandmallet.com.
Best Bar for Wine Chocolate & Vines
757 University Ave. 340-6362. chocolateandvines.com.
Best Bar for Cocktails Good Luck
50 Anderson Ave. 340-6161. restaurantgoodluck.com.
Phil Rawleigh, Lux 666 South Ave. 232-9030. lux666.com.
Best Dance Club Tilt
444 Central Ave. 232-8440. Facebook.com/Tiltnightclub.
Best Sports Bar The Distillery
Many area locations. thedistillery.com.
Best Neighborhood Bar Jeremiah’s Tavern
1104 Monroe Ave. 461-1313. 2200 Buffalo Rd. 247-0022. jeremiahstavern.com.
Best Place for a Date Little Theatre
240 East Ave. 258-0400. thelittle.org.
Best Place for a Highbrow Night Out
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra 433 E. Main St. 454-2100. rpo.org.
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“The dumpster behind my neighbor’s house.” (Best Comfort Food)
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Shouldn’t that be under “comfort food”?
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But the candy is FREE! “Definitely not the one that has ‘FREE CANDY’ painted on the side.” (Best Food Truck/Cart)
Secret admirers “Maggie Brooks. I like to wink at her when I see her at Wegmans, creep her out a bit.” (Best Politician)
And yet, somehow the zoo didn’t make Final 4… “Seneca Park Zoo, that way you can always ditch them for the animals” (Best Place for a Date)
Sociology at work “The evolution of harassment techniques in front of the Sibley building.” (Best Project in Progress)
What’s in a name? “Frank B. Lettuce”; “Lettuce B....something. It’s parked outside the Strong Hospital most days and has fresh stuff. Really good.” (Best Food Truck/Cart)
What’s in a name, Part 2 “Pamela Bread”; “Miss En Place”; “Magmolia’s” (Best Sandwich)
What’s in a name, Part 3 “Simply Creeps”; “Jackie Browns” (Best
Uh… “Black Cock Winery” (Best Regional Winery)
She’s just not that into you “I went to the Owl House once, and the waitress was totally hitting on me. She was really cute. I tipped well and left my number, so why didn’t you call me? What did I do wrong?” (Best Waitstaff)
What’s in a name, Part 6 “Craft Company Number 9”; “Jet batt” (Best Gift Shop)
The anticipation is killing us “My sister’s giant foil ball.” (Best Project in Progress)
Well, it got your attention “2 bears having sex... that is what they are doing right?”; “69ing bears mural :)”; “69ing Rats”; “Copulating Rats”; “The fornicating bear mural by the Metro Center”; “Wall Therapy (except the rats fucking)”; “Def not the two rats 69ing.” (Best Outdoor Art)
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You’ll have to be more specific, Part 3 “Guy who went to Cornell”; “The cute Jewish one on R News”; “YNN guy with glasses” (Best TV Weatherperson)
Sure, but then everyone loses “Can I vote for Kevin Williams’ ties?” (Best TV Weatherperson)
Make sure to ask for Gus! “Los Pollos Hermanos” (Best Mexican) “I tried to think of something other than ‘Wegmans in Pittsford,’ but dammit you just have to.” (Best Place To Take An Out-of-Towner)
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“The one with the nice old hippie.” (Best
What’s in a name, Part 4
“The Owl’s House”; “The Owl Shop”; “The Owl’s Nest”; “Ow House” (Best Vegetarian
You’ll have to be more specific
Submit to the mothership
What’s in a name, Part 5
R eser vations R ecommended
“That guy selling bologna out of a shopping cart over there.” (Best Food Truck/Cart)
“Crap Shack” (Best Seafood)
You said it, not us “Every restaurant has terrible service. Why is this? Am I just a bitch?” (Best Waitstaff)
That’d be Francois Raoult “Dat French Dude”; “The one who used to nuzzle a shell on the back of City.” (Best Yoga Instructor)
Have you been to Village Gate lately? “The giant pecker across from Bolder Coffee. I laugh at it every time I see it.” (Best Outdoor Art)
We can’t make this stuff up “I saw a duck”; “My charity horseshoe tournament. It was awesome!”; “Rabid squirrel infestations in Fairport”; “Man lies continues on page 40 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 39
CITY Critics’ Picks NIGHTLIFE
Best Brainy Alternative to a Night at the Bars Poetry & Pie Night
Usually when I think of poetry, images of a scholastic-looking individual — donning glasses, a scarf, perhaps smoking a pipe — scribbling furiously at an old desk by candlelight come to mind. Something I have never associated with poetry is pie. Yet, the curators of Poetry & Pie night, Rachel McKibbens and Jacob Rakovan, seem to believe this is a perfectly natural pairing. And why should anyone disagree? Each month a Poetry & Pie Night occurs at which “poetry, prose, pies, pews, and a pulpit come together for a delicious literary buffet.” Sounds simply tantalizing. Meeting locations are somewhat of a mystery, and are never published in print. One could say this romantic literary club is Rochester’s own version of “Dead Poet’s Society.” If you’re inclined toward the written arts (or even the culinary), meetings are usually held at 8 p.m. You can email poetryandpienight@gmail. com to learn the secret location. For more information, visit Facebook.com/ PoetryPieNight. (LD)
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topless, face down in dirt for weeks in attempt to grow nipple tree.” (Best Local News Story Ignored in 2012)
Legalities “In my loving arms (unless there’s a restraining order).” (Best Place for a Date)
Ba-dum-bump! “Woody’s was so hot the place burned down!” (Best Sports Bar)
We’re dubious “Behind CVS, next to Gates Bowl.” (Best New Restaurant)
Tasty! “Garden Fresh CD Release, which resulted in numerous bags of salsa and chips being sent from Garden Fresh Salsa in Ferndale, MI.” (Best Local News Story of 2012)
Riveting! “Interview of my wife and daughter on how the Olympics inspired them.” (Best Local News Story of 2012)
Shocking! “Look at those rat-bears! What the heck are they doing up on that wall? Let’s get angry about it!” (Best Local News Story of 2012)
It could happen! “After winning City Newspaper’s ‘Best Local News Story of 2012’ Award, school monitor Karen Klein is knocked unconscious from a soccer ball kicked by Abby Wambach.” (Best Local News Story Ignored in 2012)
Help a non-hipster out.
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1966 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Provided by Paul DeTurck Location: Mendon Ponds Park
1974 Pontiac Grandville convertible Provided by Tim McGinnis 40 City BEST OF ROCHESTER 2012
Jaramiahs/Jaramyas/Jaremihas/Jerahmihas/ Jeramiahas/Jerimias/Jeramias/Jeremias/ Jereminiah/Jeremoahs/Jerhimias/Jeriimiahs/ Jerimahas/Jerimahs/Jerimaihas/Jerimiah/ Jerimiahs/Jerimias/Jerimihas/Jermiahs/ Jerremiahs/Jerrimiahs (Best Wings)
Fun with spelling, Part 2 Pointuine/Pontine/Pooteen/Pootine/Potine/ Poulin/Pouteen/Poutienne/Puiteene/Puntine/ Putein/Putien (Best Food Truck/Cart)
Disturbing trends “Barrel of Dolls” (2 votes); “Show World” (3 votes); various bridge underpasses (3 votes)
1976 BMW 2002 Provided by Mike DeTurck Location: Record Archive Light painting directed by Adam Lubitow
“WHERE DID UTTER CLUTTER GO?” (Best Consignment Shop)
Hipsters ahoy “Food trucks are the best example of American brainwashing since the cupcake fad.” (Best Food Truck/Cart)
Sir, Steve Winwood himself could use that job! “Me in the shower. I sing Steve Winwood like it’s my job!” (Best Cover Band)
Ain’t nothing but a number “1180. Yes, I’m getting older.” (Best Radio Station)
Still the best business name in town “Should be Enright’s Thirst Parlor.” (Best Place for an Upscale Night Out)
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“No one now is better than the old Park Ave Deli.” (Best Sandwich)
Doesn’t everyone win when waffles are involved? “Owl House! Randal wins at waffles!!!!!!!!” (Best Breakfast Spot)
This is probably some kind of filthy reference, but we don’t get it “Lyell Video” (Best Seafood)
Fancy! “Anyplace with gumball machines.”
Fancy, Part 2
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Fun with spelling
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“Is that guy that sounds like Kermit the Frog still on WBER? If so, him.” (Best Radio
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“My grandma’s house, as long as you don’t mind answering questions about why you haven’t gotten married yet.” (Best Italian)
“I am not telling, fuckin’ hipsters!” (Best
No, but the one that sounds like Miss Piggy’s still got it
“The bottom of that fountain in Manhattan Square Park.” (Best Jewelry Store)
That’s one interpretation…
“My basement. There are no windows down there.” (Best Place to Take An Out-of-Towner)
No. 1 fans “Don Alhart is Rochester’s Grandfather. Anyone who feels otherwise hates Rochester and their family”; “Gabe Dalmath (I know, but I’m old and he was the best)” (Best TV News Reporter)
Burn! “That awesome parking lot across from the police station. Oh wait. Not at all.” (Best Live Music Venue)
Paging Timothy Leary “My friend takes a lot of acid, I’ll bet he sees some.” (Best Local Visionary)
So many hot-dog vendors… “Jizz Fest” (Best Festival)
“Bus monitor collects $700K off of poor job performance.” (Best Local News Story of 2012)
1936 Chevrolet Standard Coupe Provided by Mark Muscato Location: Cobbs Hill Park
1977 Lincoln Continental Provided by Joe McCrank Location: Pennsylvania Avenue, Rochester (behind the Rochester Public Market) Model: Kait Holden
Arts & Entertainment 1994 Toyota pickup Provided by Kevin Gustina Location: The Bug Jar Model: Zack Waffle
1997 BMW 328ic Provided by Aaron Bluestone Location: Charlotte Street, Rochester Model: Ryan Schofield
Art Exhibits [ Opening ] “Pidicules” A Bachelor of Rine Arts Senior Exhibition by William Fleth. MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. West Side Gallery, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Through Nov 1. Reception Oct 18, 5-7 p.m. brockport.edu/finearts. Gems of Fall Quilt Show. Fri., Oct. 19, 2 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. Luther Church of the Resurrection, 3736 St. Paul Blvd. irondequoitquiltclub.org. “Painting Tuscany”. Oct. 19-Dec. 1. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Through December 1. Landscape paintings by Rebecca DeMarco, Denise Heishman, Jane O’Donnell, Sara O’Donnell, Betsy Taylor, and Rosalee Bedian. Reception October 19 6-8 p.m. millartcenter.com. Partisan Artisans. Fri., Oct. 19, 6 p.m. Rochester Greenovation, 1199 East Main St. 288-7564. 1975 is Haunted! 4 Year Anniversary Show. Wednesdays-Sundays. 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. Continues through Nov 17. Hours are Wed-Fri 12-8 p.m., Sat 12-7 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. Reception Oct 20, 7-10 p.m. 1975ish.com. “Art of the Book”. Sun., Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m. Lower Link
KIDS | Barnum & Bailey Circus
The circus as you know it is being revamped. Gone are the days or receiving thrills from a lion jumping through a hoop. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are bringing big changes to the “greatest show on earth,” running at Blue Cross Arena (1 War Memorial Square) from Wednesday, October 24, through Sunday, October 28. “Fully Charged” brings new energy to circus performances with acts that include a man standing in a cage with 12 tigers, a human crossbow, and some classic clownish comedy. Tickets range from $14 to $77. For details about performance schedules, visit bluecrossarena.com. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Ave. Hours Mon-Wed 10-6 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 428-8053. libraryweb.org. “Susan Ferrari Rowley: New Directions” Artists Talk. Wed., Oct. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave.,
2nd floor, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. 232-6030 x23. axomgallery.com. [ Continuing ] 5th Annual Rochester Art Supply Invitational Art Show. Wednesdays-Sundays. High Falls Fine Art Gallery, 60 Browns Race. Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat Noon-
5:30 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m. 3252030. centerathighfalls.org. “60 from the 60s”. TuesdaysSundays. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Through Jan 27. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. “Adriatic Coast and Home” photography by Steve Levinson. Through Jan. 7, 2013. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. 6247740. millartcenter.com. Alumni Exhibition. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. genesee.edu/gallery. Alumni Juried Exhibition. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Lockhart Gallery at SUNY Geneseo, 26 Main St. Tue-Thu 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-5 p.m. 2455813. geneseo.edu. American Artist Emile Gruppe. Through Oct. 31. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. Through Oct 31. Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com. “Anything Goes,” Exploratory Works by the Arena Art Group. Mondays-Saturdays. Black Radish Studio, 274 N. Goodman. Through November 17. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 12-6 p.m. Reception Oct 5 6-10 p.m. 413-1278. blackradishstudio.com.
“Dansville Friends and Artists”. Through Nov. 18, 10 a.m. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Through Nov 18. Hours 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. “The Balance” by Jiwon Han. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Cultural Council, 277 N. Goodman St. Through Oct 26. Reception Oct 5, 6-9 p.m. 473-4000. artsrochester. org. Bob Conge / Recent Works. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m. Phillips Fine Art, 248 East Ave. 232-8120. Cartoonist David Boyer. Through Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m. JGK Galleries, 10 Vick Park A. 734-6581. jgkgalleries.com. “Clouds in My Coffee.” Through Nov. 24. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. Mon-Thu 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri 7:30 a.m.-midnight, Sat 8 a.m.-midnight, Sun 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 271-2630. shoefactoryarts.com. “Create Part 2” by Michael Slattery. Through Oct. 31. A.R.T.S. Gallery, 321 East Ave. Through Oct 31. Reception Oct 5 6-9 p.m. 726-9916. “Dansville Friends and Artists”. Through Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. 546-8400. episcopalseniorlife. org. “Different Worlds” featuring Joel Krenis, John Solberg,
and Steve Malloy Desmeaux. Wednesdays-Sundays. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Through Oct 28. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. Reception Oct 5, 5-9 p.m. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery. com. The Ecology of Food: Past, Present, Future. Through Dec. 5. Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, I College Dr. Through December 5. Reception Oct 3 5-7 p.m. Additional talks Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 p.m. geneseo.edu/galleries. “Edges of Books”. MondaysFridays, 1-5 p.m. Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Lomb Memorial Dr. Through Dec 14. Reception Oct 4, 5-7:30 p.m. 475-3961. rit.edu. Elizabeth Lyons Sculpture. Tuesdays-Sundays. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Through Oct 28. Tue-Thu 12-5 p.m., FriSat 12-8 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. Reception Oct 4, 6-9 p.m. 389-2093. artscenter.naz.edu. “Fabulous Fall” Exhibition. Through Nov. 4. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S Main St. 394-0030. prrgallery.com. “Feathers, Fantasy, and Film” by Linda DeVeronica, Doris Britt, and Elaine Doe. Through Oct. 31. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. Call for hours. 4744116. firstname.lastname@example.org. continues on page 42
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“The Finger Lakes: Above and Below” by Gloria Betlam. Through Oct. 30. Livingston Arts Center, 4 Murray Hill Dr. 243-6785. “Golden Age” by Neal McDannel. Through Oct. 31. Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. Through October 31. Reception Oct 5 6-9 p.m. email@example.com. “I Want My Mona Lisa: A Tribute to a Renaissance Icon”. Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St. Through October 24. Reception Oct 5 6-10 p.m. Second Saturday Oct 13 12-4 p.m. shoefactoryarts.com. “Imitating Life” featuring Tyrus Clutter/Sarah Morgan. MondaysSaturdays, 1-4 p.m. Davison Gallery, Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. Continues through Nov 2. Reception Oct 12, 5-7 p.m. 594-6442. “In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows.” WednesdaysSundays. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. Invitational Exhibit: Peace. Mondays-Fridays. AAUW Art Forum, 494 East Ave. Cohost Cool Kids! Peace Chain Migration. by appt. only. 2449892. “It’s Hardly Noticeable” by John William Keedy. Mondays-Saturdays. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. Mon 9 a.m.9:30 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.6:30 p.m., Fri 12-5 p.m.Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 2715920. geneseearts.org. Majestic Landscapes and Figures of Intrigue. TuesdaysSaturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nan Miller Gallery, 3450 Winton Place. Featuring M.S. Park, Jacinthe DugarLacroix, Andrea, Maguire, Steven Walker, and David Jackson. Opening reception Oct 4, 7-9 p.m. 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. Man Crafts. Through Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Continues through Oct 31. man-crafts. com. recordarchive.com. “Me Pix: Picturing Ourselves in video and photography”. Wednesdays-Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. Through Nov 18. Featuring Ann Oren, Daniel Cosentino, Jess Levey, Karen Y. Chan, and Stefan Petranek. Reception Oct 5 6-10 p.m. Artists’ talk Oct 7 1 p.m. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. “Near and Far: Landscapes” by Kurt Brownell. Through Oct. 26. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-
DANCE | Brockport DANCE/Strasser
All types of dance will be showcased this weekend at SUNY Brockport’s “DANCE/Strasser,” taking place Thursday, October 18-Saturday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. One performer, Nicole Kaplan, will premiere her MFA thesis entitled “Mapping.” Additionally, Michelle Glynn, recipient of the Bette Bailey Scholarship for Excellence in Dance, choreographed the trio, “The XY Variables,” which will be performed as well. A female quintet, “Mojúba,” will include live music with master drummer Khalid Saleem and his ensemble. Discussions about the choreographic process will occur after shows on Thursday and Saturday. The variety of dances showcased allows for an option for all types of dance enthusiasts and appreciators to enjoy. “DANCE/Strasser” will be held at Rose L. Strasser Studio in Hartwell Hall, Kenyon Street, Brockport. Tickets range from $8 to $15, and can be purchased by calling 395-2787, or visiting the Tower Fine Arts Center Box Office. For more information, visit brockport.edu/finearts. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON 5 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-5 p.m. 785-1369. gallery34@flcc. edu. “Neon Grey”. Through Nov. 1. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. THE LOBBY presents artwork by Matt Ely & Zach Dietl. firstname.lastname@example.org. lobbydigital.com. Penfield Art Association/ Legacy at Willow Pond 8th Annual Autumn Show. Through Oct. 26, 9 a.m.7 p.m. Legacy at Willow Pond, 40 Willow Pond Way. Through Oct 26. Reception Sep 30 2-4 p.m., closing reception Oct 26, 7-9 p.m. penfieldartassociation.com. “Radical Departure” by Jose Olivieri Rivera. MondaysFridays, 7-9 p.m. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Continues through Nov 9. Hours are Mon-Thu 10 a.m.7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m. monroecc.edu/go/mercer. Rochester Area Colored Pencil Club Juried Fall Art Show. Through Nov. 1. Barnes and Noble, Pittsford Plaza. Through Nov 1. Reception Oct 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 585 278 7501. coloredpencilclub.org. “’Scapes Unlimited” Group Show. Through Nov. 1. ISquare Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Through November 1. Reception Oct 19 7-9 p.m. Artist Talk Oct 24 6:30-8:30 p.m. 738-0567. “Selfish Portraits” by Quel Beast. Wednesdays-Sundays,
12-5 p.m. Nazareth College Colacino Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Through Oct 24. Opening reception Oct 4, 6-9 p.m. 389-2093. artscenter. naz.edu. The Soulless Machine: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Nathan Lomas. Through Oct. 19, 5 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. RIT’s SPAS Gallery (Gannett Hall, Building 7B, 3rd Floor) Opening reception October 4th 5-8 p.m. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Strokes of Dopeness by Nereida Vazquez. Through Oct. 26. Tajze Wine and R&B Lounge, 139 State St. 478-0159. “Susan Ferrari Rowley: New Directions”. Through Nov. 17. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. Through November 17. Reception Oct 6 5-8 p.m. Artists’ Talk Oct 24 6:30-8:30 p.m. 2326030 x23. axomgallery.com. “Watermark” Photographs by Robin Germany. TuesdaysSundays, 5-7 p.m. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. Continues through Nov 4. Hours are Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. Reception Oct 12. blogs. rochester.edu/hartnett.
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Comedy [ Wed., October 17 ] Doug Stanhope. Wed., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. 6719080. thecomedyclub.us. [ Thursday, October 18 ] “Dr. Dirty” John Valby. Thu., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. 6719080. thecomedyclub.us. [ Friday, October 19Saturday, October 20 ] Eddie Griffin. Oct. 19-20. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. 7:30 & 10 p.m. 6719080. thecomedyclub.us. Geva Comedy Improv “Halloweenprov”. Oct. 1920, 8:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Fri Campfire Improv, Sat Monster Mash Double Feature. 2324382. gevatheatre.org. [ Saturday, October 20 ] Unleashed! Improv. Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. facebook.com/ unleashedimprov. [ Monday, October 22 ] 5th Annual SIS Laugh Out Loud Comedy Event. Mon., Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 232-4382 Mon., Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org.
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SPECIAL EVENT | RIT’s Brick City Homecoming
As RIT celebrates its Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, the college and the greater city of Rochester communities will benefit from a host of exciting activities. Actor Alec Baldwin (pictured) will be featured as the Horton Distinguished Speaker this year, and will speak at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. While giving inside information about his career as an actor and his philanthropic work, Baldwin will surely deliver some of his dry wit, as exemplified through characters such as Jack Donaghy on NBC’s “30 Rock.” Tickets cost $10 for RIT students, $15 for RIT faculty/staff/alumni/parents/guests, and $25 for the general public. To register, visit rit.edu/brickcity. Registrants for The Presidents’ Ball, another activity for the weekend, will have the opportunity to talk with RIT President Bill Destler over a three-course meal. Included with the ticket is wine, a casino night, and live music by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The event will take place in the Rochester Riverside Convention Center Empire Room (123 E. Main St.) at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 19. Tickets are $75, and can be purchased through the Office of Alumni Relations or by registering online at rit.edu/brickcity.
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What homecoming weekend is complete without a sporting event to cheer for the home team? On Friday, October 19, cheer RIT’s women’s hockey team again Princeton at 7 p.m. at Ritter Arena (51 Lomb Memorial Dr.). This is the first season the team will play at Division I level. You can also catch the women’s hockey team versus Yale on Saturday, October 20, at 2:30 p.m., or the men’s hockey team versus Penn State the same day at 7:35 p.m., both at the Blue Cross Arena (1 Memorial Sq.). Tickets range from $4 to $14 for each game. Discounted student/faculty/staff/alumni tickets can be purchased in person at the Gordon Field House Box Office with valid ID, or general public tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 800-745-3000. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON Laughin’ Cup 2012 Show #2. Mon., Oct. 22, 8 p.m. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 12 of WNY’s best comics compete for the third annual Laughin’ Cup title. 292-9940. lovincup.com.
Dance Events [ Thursday, October 18Saturday, October 20 ] DANCE/Strasser. Oct. 18-20, 7:30 p.m. Brockport College, 350 New Campus Drive. brockport.edu/finearts. Rochester City Ballet Open Rehearsal of “The Nutcracker”. Thu., Oct. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. Rochester City Ballet Studios, 1326 University Ave,. 461-5850. rochestercityballet.com/instudio-series.php.
Festivals [ Saturday, October 20 ] Harvest Fest. Sat., Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Conkey Corner Park. Arts & crafts, kids’ activities, food, more. geneseelandtrust.org. [ Saturday, October 20Sunday, October 21 ] New Moon Psychic Festival & Holistic Healing Expo. Oct. 20-21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Fair & Expo Center, 2695 East Henrietta Rd. More than 60 international readers, healers, & vendors of spiritual & new age items. 224-8657. newmoonforyou. com. continues on page 45
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Theater it comes to what’s happening to jobs in this country. But for the most part, “Working” keeps things on the surface. Girls sing about how they always dreamed of being a supermarket check-out girl on Treasure Island (really?), a custodial staff croons about how their children will have better lives. The songs are pleasant contemporary musical-theater fare, but there are times where the show gets too sentimental, even bordering on cheesy.
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Singing for their supper “Working, a Musical” Through October 28 JCC CenterStage, 1200 Edgewood Ave. $18-$26 | 461-2000, jccrochester.org [ REVIEW ] BY ERIC REZSNYAK
With the economy still struggling and a national unemployment rate of nearly 8 percent, work is on the mind of every politician — and voter. So the timing is smart for a revival of “Working,” a musical that first debuted in the 1970’s, based on the book “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do” by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and oral historian Studs Terkel. “Working, A Musical” takes stories from various members of the United States labor force — supermarket checkout girl, iron worker, mason, UPS delivery guy — and sets them to song. Some of the numbers in the show currently at the JCC, directed
by David Runzo, come from the original Broadway adaptation by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. Others were introduced during various revisions of the show, including a recent one by Lin-Manuel Miranda of “In the Heights” fame. “Working” features both spokenword oral histories and song-and-dance numbers. The musical pieces are energetic and entertaining, but the monologues give the show some substance, and occasionally make some interesting points about the changing nature of our country’s labor force. For instance, the project-manager character mentions the difference in her company between “lifers” — people 20 years her senior — who expect to stay at their place of employment until retirement, and people in her own generation, who take a job for the experience, but always planned to move on to something bigger and better. Halfway into the show I found myself craving more of that kind of material — after all, there’s plenty to discuss when
performers makes the most of the material. Jodi Beckwith, Sammi Cohen, Laura Marron, Matt Moyne, Ralph Meranto, David Munnell, Jonathan Ntheketha, and Mary Tiballi play multiple roles, some appearing on stage more often than others. All do a good job with both the acting and singing, but it is the women who particularly impress. The strongest numbers in the show belong to them, including the excellent “Just a Housewife,” the waitress tour-de-force “It’s an Art,” and the smart duet between the babysitter and the home-health aide. The group numbers that open and close both halves of the show are also well executed — this ensemble makes for some lovely harmonies — and it’s tough to deny the allure of that rootin’tootin’ trucker song. The show overall is entertaining, and the performance level is high. Just know that the content for the most part is fairly light. However, my companion pointed out that “Working” does offer something unusual. It’s very much is a celebration of the American worker, leaning heavily toward the blue-collar side of the spectrum. It’s not often that stonemasons or truckers or luggage-factory workers get to have their stories told on stage. One of the themes of the show is that everyone should be able to point to something and take pride in saying, “Hey, I made/did that!” On a related note, the show closes with the cast and crew telling the audience what they do for their day jobs. Some are teachers, some are students, some are development directors, one is the artistic director of the JCC CenterStage. It’s a reminder that our bountiful local theater scene draws performers from a variety of backgrounds, and that just because your day job might be one thing, you can still live out your dreams after you punch the clock.
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SPECIAL EVENT | Celebration of the Little
Rochester’s favorite independent theater has cause to celebrate this week. On Tuesday, October 23, The Little Theatre (240 East Ave.) will honor three individuals who have helped the Little in its journey to become the cultural center it is today with its “A Celebration of the Little Theatre” event. Actress, author, and activist Mimi Kennedy will receive the Film Vanguard Award; 1975 Gallery owner Erich S. Lehman will receive the Good Neighbor Award; and social entrepreneur Ron von Perlstein will receive the Friend of the Little Award. Doors open for the evening at 5 p.m., and the award ceremony commences at 6 p.m. with a Roaring 20’s Party to follow until 9 p.m. Enjoy a wine bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music, a short-film showcase, and a silent auction. While black-tie attire is optional, flapper or period costumes are highly encouraged. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at thelittle.org, or by calling 258-0252 through October 19. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON
Kids Events [ Thursday, October 18 ] Dream Explorers Take Note. Thu., Oct. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd. 359-7092. Fly Guy Author: Tedd Arnold Visits. Thu., Oct. 18, 6:307:30 p.m. Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd. 225-8951. greecelibrary.org. [ Friday, October 19 ] Harley Book Fair. Fri., Oct. 19, 12:30-4:30 p.m. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St. Featuring Tedd Arnold, author of “No Jumping on the Bed” & “Fly Guy”. harleyschool.org. [ Saturday, October 20 ] Dino Days. Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 271-1880. rmsc.org. Family Art Fest. Sat., Oct. 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd. Ages 2 and up. 359-7092. [ Saturday, October 20Sunday, October 21 ] ZooBoo. Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St. 3367212. senecaparkzoo.org. [ Sunday, October 21 ] Family Fun Day: Halloween Craft. Sun., Oct. 21, 1:304:30 p.m. Central Library, Children’s Center, 115 South Ave. 428-8150. Make-a-Scarecrow program. Sun., Oct. 21, 1-3 p.m. Cumming Nature Center,
6472 Gulick Rd. Bring old clothes and a pillowcase. 374-6160. rmsc.org. [ Monday, October 22 ] Ghost Hunters. Mon., Oct. 22, 5-6 p.m. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. Ages 13+. 247-6446. Monday Toddler Book Club: Around the World with Dora. Mondays, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square. 263-2700. museumofplay. org. [ Tuesday, October 23 ] Evening Craft Series for Tweens. Tue., Oct. 23, 6:307:30 p.m. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. Ages 8-13. The craft will be “Haunted House”, and can be completed in an hour. 247-6446. [ Wed., October 24 ] Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Fully Charged. Wed., Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Through Oct 28. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. ticketmaster.com, bluecrossarena.com. 1-800745-3000. ringling.com.
Lectures [ Wed., October 17 ] Christianity and Islam: A Dialogue Between Perspectives. Wed., Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Islamic Center of Rochester, 727 Westfall Rd. “Allah and God: A Dialogue Between Perspectives” with Denise Yarbrough and Dr.
[ Thursday, October 18 ] Panel: Hands on the Freedom Plow. Thu., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester, River Campus. 275-8318. sbai@ rochester.edu. rochester.edu. Rochester Arts & Lectures: Jeffrey Brown. Thu., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitshugh St. Standing Room Only tickets for $15 are sold on a first-come, firstserved basis on the evening of each lecture, beginning at 6:45 p.m. office@ dowtntownpresbyterian.org. artsandlectures.org. Rochester Women’s Health Panel. Thu., Oct. 18, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road. wifs-rochester.org. [ Friday, October 19 ] “Duolingo: Learn a Language for Free while Helping to Translate the Web” with Luis von Ahn. Fri., Oct. 19, 1 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. rit.edu/news. Entrepreneur’s Conference. Fri., Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Keynote by Austin McChord at 11:30 a.m. 475-2199. rit.edu/cob/ entconf/2012. Experts Address HIV/AIDS Crisis Among African Americans. Fri., Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. 275-5053.
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Now that we’re into mid-fall, it’s a great time to get outside and admire nature’s transition into the next season. To get a prime view of the multicolored leaves covering — or abandoning — our local trees, take advantage of The Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery’s “Fall Foliage Tour” on Saturday, October 20, at noon. Visitors will receive a tour of the cemetery focused around the variety of trees on its grounds. The meeting location will be at North Gatehouse, opposite Robinson Drive. Admission is $5, or free for members of the Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery. Looking for something a bit more spooky? Feel the spirits of the night ignite at the “Grand Torch Light Tours” on Saturday, October 20, and Tuesday, October 23, starting at 6 p.m. A special tour path will be lit by torches, allowing you to learn about some of the cemetery’s most interesting residents in the more evocative dark. The meeting location will be at the North Entrance Gatehouse, opposite Robinson Drive. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 the day of the event; note, these tours are very popular and get packed quickly. For more information on FOMH tours call 461-3494 or visit fomh.org. If the idea of being out after dark sounds hauntingly thrilling, Genesee Country Village and Museum’s “Spirits of the Past” may be right up your alley. On Fridays, October 19 and 26, and Saturdays, October 20 and 27, theatrical tours highlighting 19th century horror stories will run 6-9:30 p.m. While wandering through the historic setting of the Genesee Country Village (1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford) witness scenes from Edgar Allan Poe, the creators of “Sweeney Todd,” and other spooky tales. Tours depart every 10 minutes. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 members. For reservations (required) call 538-6822, and visit gcv.org for more info. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON
Lectures Dr. George Dardess. 4420117. theicr.org. “From Monty Python to Bill Moyers: A Life Inside the TV Trade” with Michael Winship. Sun., Oct. 21, 4 p.m. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. 7851386. firstname.lastname@example.org. flcc.edu. London Travelogue. Sun., Oct. 21, 2:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. With Tom DeClaire. 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. School Food in New York State: What We’ve Accomplished, What Remains to Be Done with Amie Hamlin. Sun., Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m. Brighton Town Park Lodge, 777 Westfall Rd. 5:30 p.m. vegan potluck, 7 p.m. program. 234-8750. rochesterveg.org. 46 City october 17-23, 2012
[ Monday, October 22 ] Guest Speaker: Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Cora Weiss. Mon., Oct. 22, 6 p.m. St. John Fisher College, Cleary Auditorium, 3690 East Ave. Cora Weiss, President, The Hague Appeal for Peace and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. 385-8139. sjfc.edu. Harley & Me: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail. Mon., Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Harvey Williams and his dog Harley will take you along on their 2,178 mile journey from Springer Mountain, GA to Mt. Katahdin, ME. brightonlibrary. org. [ Tuesday, October 23 ] Assessing the Needs of Fibromyalgia. Tue., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. 474-4116. books_etc@ yahoo.com.
[ Wed., October 17 ] American Wars: “No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland’s Forces in WWII” by Kenneth Koskodan. Wed., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Greece, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 227-4020. bn.com. Book Discussion: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows. Through Oct. 17. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Tue 1:30-3 p.m., Wed 7-8:30 p.m. 7845300. brightonlibrary.org. Pure Kona Open Mic. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Acanthus Cafe, 337 East Ave. 319-5999. [ Wednesday, October 17Saturday, October 20 ] Friends of the Seymour Library Fall Book Sale. Oct. 17-20. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave. Wed 6-9 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 637-1050. [ Thursday, October 18 ] Author Reading: “Angela Sloan” by James Whorton Jr.. Thu., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. 385-8412. [ Friday, October 19 ] Visiting Poet: Elana Bell. Fri., Oct. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Building, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Park in Lot M. monroecc.edu. Reading: William E. Berry, Jr. and Edward Mendes. Fri., Oct. 19, 5-7 p.m. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. 637-5494. Literary Reading. Fri., Oct. 19, 5-7 p.m. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. William E. Berry, Jr. and Edward Mendes willread current works of fiction and creative non-fiction. 395-9833. [ Friday, October 19Wedneday, October 24 ] Scottsville Library Annual Used Book Sale. Oct. 19-24. The Scottsville Free Library, 28 Main Street, Scottsville. Fri 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m., Mon 1-8:30 p.m., Tue 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Wed 18:30 p.m. 889-2023. [ Saturday, October 20 ] Book discussion and signing with Marianne Langner
Zeitlin. Sat., Oct. 20, 3 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. Rochester author Marianne Langner Zeitlin will read, discuss and sign copies of her new novel, “Motherless Child.”. 586-6020. [ Sunday, October 21 ] Haunted Rochester. Sun., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Pittsford Community Library, 24 State Street, Pittsford. Short tales of Rochester’s haunted history, a canal-side ghost story, ghost hunting equipment demonstrations, and a book signing with local paranormal author, Ralph Esposito. 249-5481. townofpittsford. org/library. Poetry Reading: Dave Tilley and Michael Ketchek. Sun., Oct. 21, 4 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. 474-4116. email@example.com. [ Monday, October 22 ] Film: “All the President’s Men”. Mon., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. Part of “The Boys on the Bus” Beyond Reading programming. 4732590 x104. wab.org. Le Mot Juste 2012 Anthology Publication Reading. Mon., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St. liftbridgebooks.com. [ Tuesday, October 23 ] Books Sandwiched In: “The Astaires: Fred and Adele” by Kathleen Riley. Tue., Oct. 23, 12:12-12:52 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 428-8350. libraryweb.org. Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com.
Museum Exhibit [ Through January 6 ] A T. rex Named Sue. Through Jan. 6, 2013. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 271-4320. rmsc.org.
Recreation [ Wed., October 17 ] Weekday Nature Walk: Lower Gorge Trail. Wed., Oct. 17, 10 a.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park. Meet at Wolf Creek lot for carpool. 493-3625. [ Friday, October 19 ] Andromeda Galaxy over the Swamp. Fri., Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. The Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, 1581 Jackson Road. 773-8911. Public Star Party. Fri., Oct. 19, 8-10 a.m. Northampton Park, near the ski lodge on Hubbell Rd., off Rt. 31 in Ogden. 703-9876. rochesterastronomy.org. [ Friday, October 19Saturday, October 20 ] Zombie Zoo. Fri., Oct. 19,
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Several new shows open this weekend in local theaters. From Friday, October 19, through Sunday, October 28, Blackfriars Theatre will host the world premiere of the original musical “Melanie and the Record Man.” While detailing the true story of the making of a folk-rock icon during the Woodstock era, the musical simultaneously reveals the romance growing between Melanie Safka, a shy girl from Queens, and successful record producer Peter Schekeryk. The show was written with and will feature Safka herself. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at bftix.org. Blackfriars is located at 795 E. Main St. For more information call 454-1260 or check the website. Worlds collide when psychologist Sigmund Freud and author C. S. Lewis meet one evening in London to discuss God, love, sex, music, and the meaning of life. That’s the concept behind “Freud’s Last Session,” (pictured) a historical fiction currently playing on the Geva Theatre Nextstage (75 Woodbury Blvd) through Sunday, November 11. The intellectual battle that ensues should make for a humorous, yet thoughtprovoking evening. Tickets range from $39 to $49. For details on performance schedules, visit gevatheatre.org. For more information, call 232-4382. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON 8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Arrowhead Golf Course, 655 Gallup Rd. 352-5500. [ Saturday, October 20 ] Corn Maze. Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd. 538-6822. gcv.org. Fall Foliage Tour. Sat., Oct. 20, noon. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue. 461-3494. fomh.org. Gensee Valley Conservancy Autumn Colors Walk. Sat., Oct. 20, 2 p.m. The bridge on Nations Road, Geneseo: approximately 1 mile from Route 39. geneseevalleyconservancy.org. Great Pumpkin Walk. Sat., Oct. 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Plenty of free parking at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, County Rd 10, Canandaigua. Refreshments will be provided. 315-462-3546. ontariopathways.org. Highland Park Tree Tour. Sat., Oct. 20, 9 a.m. Highland Park, 171 Reservoir Ave. Learn about Highland Park trees with Kent Millham from the Monroe County Parks Department. Meet in front of the Conservatory. Wear comfortable shoes. Sponsored by the Highland Park Conservancy. 244-2900. GVHC Hike. Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. Meet at Oatka Creek
Park main lot, 9797 Union St. Moderate 5 mike hike. 7508937. gvhchikes. Rochester Birding Society Trip: Bataba Wastewater Treatment Plant. Sat., Oct. 20, 9 a.m. Meet at lot of Sunoco Gas Station at junction of Rotes 33 and 19 for car pool. 503-2534. rochesterbirding.com. Serendipity Walk. Sat., Oct. 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. 374-6160. rmsc.org.
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[ Saturday, October 20Sunday, October 21 ] Fall Sky Ride. Saturdays, Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Bristol Mountain Resort, 5662 New York 64. $6-$9. 374-6000. bristolmountain.com/fall-skyrides. [ Saturday, October 20 & Tuesday, October 23 ] Grand Torch Light Tours. Sat., Oct. 20, 6 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 23, 6 p.m. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue. 461-3494. fomh.org. [ Sunday, October 21 ] Alien Pods. Sun., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. The Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, 1581 Jackson Road. 773-8911. GVHC Hike. Sun., Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. Meet at I-390 continues on page 48 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 47
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Recreation exit 11 park and ride lot. Moderate 5-6 mile trail maintenance hike. 6218794. gvhchikes.org. Third Annual Rochester Tweed Ride. Sun., Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m. Meet at Java’s on Gibbs. rochestertweedride. blogspot.com.
Special Events [ Thursday, October 18 ] Artists & Artisans Series: Meet the Cheesemakers. Thu., Oct. 18, 6-7 p.m. Simply Crêpes Canandaigua, 101 South Main St., Canandaigua. 394-9090. Community Labyrinth Walk with free energy work, chair massage, and music. Thu., Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. 392-3601. rochesterunitarian.org. Frederick Douglass Foundation Meeting: Meet Candidate. third Thursday of every month, 5:45 p.m. GNOC, 890 N. Goodman St. 615-9551. XRX Pioneer Club. Thu., Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m. Mario’s, 2740 Monroe Ave. Speaker: Jack Lynd. Bring donations for Dimitri House & Sister Regis Food Cupboard. 271-1111. xeroxpioneerclub.org. [ Thursday, October 18Sunday, October 21 ] Cayo Industrial Horror Attraction: Warehouse of Biowar. Thursdays-Sundays, 7-11 p.m. 1290 University Ave. Industrial style walkthrough horror maze. cayoindustrial.com. House of Pain. ThursdaysSundays. 800 E. Main St. rochesterhouseofpain.com. Nightmare Manor. ThursdaysSundays. Southtown Plaza, 3333 W. Henrietta Rd. nightmaremanor.com. Rolling Hills Asylum. Thursdays-Sundays. 11001 Bethany Center Rd., East Bethany. Thu & Sun 7-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 7 p.m.-midnight. 502-4066. rollinghillsasylum.com. [ Friday, October 19 ] Deconstruction Panel Event with NCS Community Development Corporation. Fri., Oct. 19, 10 a.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 2548090. Film: Too Important to Fail. Fri., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 563.2145. Habitat Young Professionals Guest Bartender Night. Fri., Oct. 19, 6 p.m. Easy on East, 170 East Ave. Fundraiser for Flower City Habitat for Humanity. rochesterhabitat.org. Michael Keene “The Mystery of Hoodoo Corner”. Fri., Oct. 19, 1 p.m. Legacy at the Fairways, 681 High St. 924-7043.
[ Friday, October 19Saturday, October 20 ] Haunted House of Rochester. Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. 1592 Qualtrough Rd. 671-2850. hauntedhouseofhorrors.com. Haunted Hayrides of Greater Rochester. Fridays, Saturdays, 7-10:30 p.m. 3329 Eddy Rd., Williamson. 423-2991. hauntedhayridesrochester. com. Mansion Mysteries: “Lights Out, Mr. E”. Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St. 394-4922. sonnenberg.org. Spirits of the Past Theatrical Tours. Fridays, Saturdays. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd. Tours depart every 10 minutes each night between 6 and 9:30 p.m. 538-6822. gcv.org. [ Friday, October 19Sunday, October 21 ] “Fright Nights at the Fair”. NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. Fri-Sat 7 p.m.-midnight, Sun 7-11 p.m. nysfair.org. RIT Brick City Homecoming. Oct. 19-21. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Highlights include Alec Baldwin, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, hockey games. 800-745-3000. rit. edu/brickcity. Susan B. Anthony Women’s Conference & Expo. Oct. 19-21. Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave. Fri 3-6 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 442-1704. legacywoman.com. [ Saturday, October 20 ] 2nd annual Buccaneers’ Ball. Sat., Oct. 20, 6 p.m. Rochester Airport Marriott Hotel, 1890 Ridge Road West. 21+. 271-5519. PirateToyFund.org. Annual Fall Breakfast. Sat., Oct. 20, 8-11 a.m. Held by St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center at The Baptist Temple, 1101 Clover St. 325-5260. firstname.lastname@example.org. Artisan Market at Williams Sonoma. Sat., Oct. 20, 125 p.m. Williams Sonoma at Eastview Mall. 223-1660. BOOBRAWL: A Halloween Extravaganza. Sat., Oct. 20, 9 p.m. Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union St. All proceeds of this event will go directly to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. 270-8106. rochesterbrawl.wordpress.com. Film Screening “Finding Seoul”. Sat., Oct. 20, 3 p.m. The Little Theater, 240 East Avenue. The film is about one Korean adoptees search for his birth family. 739-3913. Estate Wine Tasting. Sat., Oct. 20, noon. Casa Larga,
2287 Turk Hill Road. 2234210. Halloween at Tinker Nature Park. Sat., Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m. Tinker Nature Park, 1525 Calkins Rd. 3597044. sites.google.com/site/ hansennaturecenter. Home Movie Day Rochester. Sat., Oct. 20, 12-4 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. homemovieday.com. Latino Gala. Sat., Oct. 20, 69 p.m. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St. 428-7515. cityofrochester. gov/hhm. Safe Journey Pasta Dinner. Sat., Oct. 20, 5 p.m. Church of the Assumption Grand Hall, 20 East Avenue in Fairport. 727-7598. safejourney.org. Sierra Club Halloween Fun and Fall Festival. Sat., Oct. 20, 5 p.m. King’s Bend Park, Pittsford, 170 West Jefferson Rd. email@example.com. St. Rita Craft Sale. Sat., Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. St. Rita School, 1008 Maple Dr., Webster. 671-3132. Why Not, a Talent Show. Sat., Oct. 20, 6-9 p.m. Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, 112 East Ave. All proceeds benefit Mutual Aid, a documentary by local filmmakers about permaculture, arts & cultural restoration in Haiti. Pre-register by emailing. firstname.lastname@example.org. [ Saturday, October 20Sunday, October 21 ] 43rd Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show. Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. and Sun., Oct. 21, 10 a.m. The Fair & Expo Center, 2695 East Henrietta Rd. Displays, demos, children’s activities, dealers. $1 raffle for grand, 1st, & 2nd prizes, and hourly Door Prizes. 385-2368. rasny. org/show. Geneseo Kiwanis Antique Show & Sale. Oct. 20-21. New York State Amory, Route39/Avon Road, Geneseo. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. geneseokiwanis.org. Holiday Hollow at Halloween. Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.5 p.m. 1410 Main Rd., Corfu. Pirate shows, pumpkins, food, games. holidayhollow.com. [ Sunday, October 21 ] Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tours. Sundays, 2 p.m. Durand Eastman Park, Zoo Rd. email@example.com. Meet at the kiosk on Zoo Rd. next to the park offices lot. 261-1665. Fall Foliage by Trolley and Train. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd. $5-$8. 533-1113. nymtmuseum.org. Kuma Gama: Clay Studio & Happy Earth Tea. Sun., Oct. 21, 1-3 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E Main St, Door 2, Suite #228. An
education on classical teas and clay throwing in Japanese style teaware. 820-2638. firstname.lastname@example.org. happyearthtea.com/events. [ Monday, October 22 ] National History Day Contest Information Session. Mon., Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd. Students in grades 6-12 encouraged to enter projects based on an annual theme into a series of competitions, from local to national level. 359-7092. Worldly Approach to Wine Seminar: Wine Myth #5 – Points Really Matter. Mon., Oct. 22, 6 p.m. Casa Larga, 2287 Turk Hill Road. Guest Speaker Lorraine Hems. 2234210 x2. casalarga.com. [ Tuesday, October 23 ] A Celebration of the Little Theatre. Tue., Oct. 23, 6-9 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Award Ceremony and Roaring 20s Party. 258-0252. Metro Justice Racial Justice Film Series. Tue., Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitshugh St. “Visions of Abolition: Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex.” Talk Back: Van Henri White, Attorney, School Board Commissioner, Author. 469-8249. office@ dowtntownpresbyterian.org. RDDC Urban Nights: Tap & Table. Tue., Oct. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tap & Table, 284 Exchange St. 546-6920. email@example.com. thetapandtable.com. Rochester Winos Wine and Food Pairing. Tue., Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. TBones Steakhouse, 778 Penfield Road, Penfield. rochesterwinos.com.
Theater “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard. Wed., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. The Space, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248. Continues through Oct 20. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., Wed Oct 17Sat 7:30 p.m. 269-4673. outofpocketproductions.org. An Evening of One Acts. Sat., Oct. 20, 7 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 21, 4 p.m. Christ the Good Shepherd Church, 1000 N Winton Rd. Everyone’s Theatre Company, Inc. 415-4747. “Freud’s Last Session.” Through Oct. 17. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Continues through Nov 11. Previews Wed Oct 17Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 p.m., Opening Sat 8 p.m., Performances Sun 2 & 7 p.m., Tue 6 p.m., Wed Oct 24 7:30 p.m. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. Impact Theatre: “Without Wax.” Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
1180 Canandaigua St. (rte 21 Palmyra town hall), Palmyra. Ages 12+. 315-597-3553. impactdrama.com. In the Mood: 1940s Big Bad, Swing Dance Musical Revue. Tue., Oct. 23, 3 & 7:30 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 Main St. 222-5000 x0. rbtl. org. “Mad Forest.” FridaysSundays. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. Through Oct 28. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. 389-2170. artscenter.naz.edu. “Nunsense.” MondaysSaturdays. Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd. Continues through Oct 20. Wed Oct 17 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thu 2 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m. 315-255-1305. merrygo-round.com. “Pomme is French for Apple.” Thursdays-Saturdays. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Thu 8 p.m., FriSat 9 p.m. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. “Reasons to be Pretty.” Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Continues through Oct 20. 395-2787. brockport. edu/finearts. Staged Reading of “A Torch Song for Lee Morse.” Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Bread & Water Theatre, 243 Rosedale St. 271-5523. breadandwatertheatre.org. Ubu Roi. Oct. 17-20, 8 p.m. Todd Theatre, University of Rochester, River Campus. 275-4088. rochester.edu/ theatre. “Working, a musical.” Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Thu 7 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. 461-2000. jcccenterstage.org.
Theater Audition Motherhood: The Musical. Wednesdays. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Make appointment for audition. Those auditioning should prepare two contrasting contemporary musical theatre pieces not exceeding 5 minutes in length. An accompanist will be provided. Those called back will need to come prepared with appropriate dance attire. admin@ downstairscabaret.com. downstairscabaret.com.
Sports [ Friday, October 19 ] Rochester Americans v. Grand Rapids Griffins. Fri., Oct. 19, 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 800-745-3000. tickmaster. com Fri., Oct. 19, 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 800-7453000. tickmaster.com.
Workshops [ Wed., October 17 ] Family Development Class: “Winning at Parenting.” Wed., Oct. 17, 12:302:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school age children. Refreshments. Door prizes. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. [ Thursday, October 18 ] Family Development Class: “Nothing Works.” Thu., Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of children ages 5-12. Refreshments. Door prizes. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org.
[ Saturday, October 20 ] Do the Fall (Garden) Hustle! Sat., Oct. 20, 11 a.m. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. 377-1982. Fiddle Workshops & Jam Sessions. Sat., Oct. 20, 1-5 p.m. 111 Milburn St. dick@ dickbolt.com. dickbolt.com. Garden Support Group. Sat., Oct. 20, 9 a.m. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. 377-1982. Herbal Salves & Tinctures. Sat., Oct. 20, 12-4 p.m. Healthy Alternatives, 400 Embury Rd. 787-6954. firstname.lastname@example.org. antioxidant1.com. Life Sciences Section: RAS Herbarium. Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 334-0977. email@example.com. [ Sunday, October 21 ] Make-a-Scarecrow program. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Perennials: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Growing Great Things! Sun., Oct. 21, noon. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. 377-1982. Shrubs: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Growing Great Things! Sun., Oct. 21, 1 p.m. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. 377-1982. [ Monday, October 22 ] Family Development Class: “Did You Hear What I Said?” Mon., Oct. 22, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school age children. Refreshments. Door prizes. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org.
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Brockport Strand 637-3310 89 Main St, Brockport HERE COMES THE BOOM: 7:10, 9:15; also Sat-Sun 1, 3, 5; HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: 7, 9; also Sat-Sun 1, 3, 5; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: 7:15, 9:15, also Sat-Sun 1:15, 3:15, 5:15.
Canandaigua Theatres 396-0110 Wal-Mart Plaza, Canandaigua ALEX CROSS: 7:10, 9:10; also Fri-Sun 5:10; also Sat-Sun 1:10, 3:10; ARGO: 7, 9:15; also Fri-Sun 4; Sat-Sun 1:15; FRANKENWEENIE: 7; also FriSun 5; also Sat-Sun 1, 3; HERE COMES THE BOOM: 7:10, 9:15; also Fri-Sun 5; also Sat-Sun 1, 3; HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: 7, 9; also Fri-Sun 5; Sat-Sun 1, 3; LOOPER: 9:15; THE MASTER: 7, 9:30; also Fri-Sun 4; also Sat-Sun 1; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: 7:15, 9:15; also Fri-Sun 5:15; also SatSun 1:15, 3:15; PITCH PERFECT: 7:15, 9:20; also Fri-Sun 5:10; also Sat-Sun 1, 3:05; SINISTER: 7:15, 9:20; also Fri-Sun 5:10, Sat-Sun 1, 3:05; TAKEN 2: 7:10, 9:10; also Fri-Sun 5:10; also SatSun 1:10, 3:10.
History, fiction, and the movies [ REVIEW ] By George Grella
“Argo” (R), directed by Ben Affleck Now playing
The Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-1981, which some readers may remember, did more than inflation, gasoline prices, or Ronald Reagan to sink Jimmy Carter’s presidency. Every night on ABC TV Ted Koppel would solemnly intone the number of days the captured diplomats remained in the hands of the revolutionaries. The incident also spawned Reagan’s infamous swap of arms with Iranian terrorists, the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East, and led in a
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circuitous path to the invasion of Iraq, a nation the Republican administration had previously supported in its war with Iran. As Ben Affleck’s new film “Argo” demonstrates, one of the stories behind the headlines suggests a moment of triumph in the midst of that crisis. Based on previously classified information, the movie tells the remarkable true story of the rescue of six American diplomats who had escaped the shocking attack on the embassy and taken refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Affleck plays Tony Mendez, a CIA agent who specializes in the extraction of endangered personnel from difficult situations in foreign lands. When nobody in the agency can devise anything resembling a possible rescue, he suggests an ingenious plan: that he pose as the Canadian producer of a sciencefiction movie to be partially shot in Iran. He proposes to create false identities for the six diplomats as members of the film crew — a location scout, a screenwriter, a cameraman, a director, etc.
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He enlists John Chambers (John Goodman), a Hollywood makeup artist specializing in monsters who has worked on disguises with him in the past, and Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin), a veteran producer; the trio sets about the process of pretending to make a picture titled “Argo.” Siegel insists, as he says, that if he is going to make a fake movie, it’s going to be a fake hit, so they arrange publicity, the usual stories in the showbiz papers, a reading of the script in full costume for the press, posters, business cards, and so on. The whole charade provides back story and context for deceiving the wary, bloodthirsty Iranian authorities. The central story of the intricate rescue mission provides some fascinating insight into the methods of the CIA, which for a change looks more like the good guys than usual. Inside that story, the picture shows another in glimpses of the life of the six hidden diplomats, living an odd existence, enjoying good food and drink, courtesy of the Canadian ambassador, but also frightened of the possibility of discovery, capture, and in the honored Middle Eastern fashion, beheading. While Tony Mendez works feverishly on the cover story, false identities, forging passports and visas, and instructing the six on their new names, backgrounds, professions, and so on, the film also mixes a good deal of humor in its serious situation. Alan Arkin’s terrific performance as the irascible, cynical,
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self-mocking Lester Siegel accounts for most of the fun, with some assistance from the equally terrific John Goodman; their acting contrasts sharply with Ben Affleck’s understated intensity. From its beginning “Argo” signals its participation in the peculiar genre of movies about making movies, showing the history of modern Iran — including the sinister work of the CIA in destabilizing a democratically elected leader and installing the corrupt and tyrannical Shah — in a wonderful mixture of storyboards, historical newsreel footage, contemporary television coverage, and fictional film. Its satirical portrait of Hollywood thus meshes nicely with its imaginative technique. In addition to its deft handling of a number of subjects, “Argo” accomplishes something really special. Although we know how it all turns out, the movie still generates as much suspense as any fictional thriller, showing a good deal of the tension and excitement of an important moment in contemporary history. It may even instruct a new generation in some of the realities of American policy in the Middle East and some of the reasons for the antipathy of its people to this country. Aside from emphasizing the development of Ben Affleck’s career from a handsome, virile, and, frankly, mediocre actor to a competent performer and a really good director, “Argo” demonstrates the truth of Mark Twain’s pronouncement that life is stranger than fiction, because life has no obligation to be probable.
If Quentin Tarantino had decided to become a used-car salesman, or maybe a dentist, someone else would have made “Pulp Fiction” by now. OK; if not exactly “Pulp Fiction,” then at least a funny, twisty, and operatically violent flick about chatty antiheroes going about their bad-guy business while relatively worse guys try to kill them. But reality being what it is, Tarantino’s name is invariably invoked both when someone mangles the blueprint (that’s you, “Boondock Saints”) and when someone gets it right. In the case of Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh’s ridiculously entertaining “Seven Psychopaths,” the latter involves tweaking the expected tropes with his stage-hewn creative style, then commenting on those clichés even as the film winks at the fact that it’s embracing them wholeheartedly. “Seven Psychopaths” is actually McDonagh’s second such movie to bring QT to mind; the first, his Oscarnominated 2008 filmmaking debut “In Bruges,” hid out in Belgium with a
couple of introspective hit men whose thoughts actually felt a bit more deep what you typically encounter in these gabby gangster pictures. McDonagh continues his ruminative streak with “Seven Psychopaths,” which reteams him with “In Bruges” star Colin Farrell as, well, an Irish screenwriter named Marty who is in Los Angeles working on a script called “Seven Psychopaths.” He has the title, anyway, when his manic actor friend Billy (Sam Rockwell) offers to help him, even though it might divert Billy’s attention from the lucrative dognapping business he operates with his cravat-rocking pal Hans (national treasure Christopher Walken). The plot comes together when it’s revealed that the latest victim of Hans and Billy’s moneymaking scheme is Charlie (Woody Harrelson), a cruel crime boss desperate for the return of his adorable Shih Tzu. “Seven Psychopaths” — give or take, by my count — unfolds as Billy, Hans, and now Marty attempt to stay a step ahead of Charlie and his thugs (including dependable ringers like Kevin Corrigan and Zeljko Ivanek), while Billy regales his reluctant writing partner with tales of murderous nutjobs that might be good for their script. Oh, and did I mention that there’s also a masked serial killer known as the Jack of Diamonds terrorizing the LA underworld? That’s Michael Stuhlbarg and the vastly improved Michael Pitt from “Boardwalk Empire” in an early, tone-setting cameo. McDonagh even brings Billy’s stories to visual life for us with a secondary cast that showcases Harry Dean Stanton as a silent, vengeful Quaker, and he more than rises to the challenge of keeping the script’s myriad threads from getting tangled. Certainly more so than its kindred spirit “Hot Fuzz,” “Seven Psychopaths” is meta-aware of the beats it’s expected to hit — the desert interlude, the shootout — with the bloody,
clever script going so far as to acknowledge that it will soon be doing so. Which is great, except when it comes to the genre’s notoriously appalling treatment of the fairer sex. “Your women characters are awful,” Hans tells Marty, an observation echoed by this film’s blatant mishandling of Abbie Cornish, Gabourey Sidibe, and Olga Kurylenko. Yes, it’s a thing. But does it really have to be? And this just in: Farrell (now with foxily graying temples) makes an excellent straight man. He generously cedes his scenes to whatever master character actor shares the shot with him, reacting to the mayhem with those impossibly expressive eyebrows and very often a glug of alcohol. (Billy: “This is my writer friend.” Hans: “Yes, I can smell the booze.”) Rockwell breaks no new ground; he’s pretty much cornered the market on motormouthed losers with a heart of gold. But no one’s doing it better, and Billy’s devotion — to his friends, to his art — gives him necessary layers, despite the fact that he’s arguably the film’s biggest psychopath. Even more than Tom Waits, here playing a serial-killer killer clutching a fluffy white bunny. Sure, it all might sound preciously contrived, and in the hands of lesser artisans “Seven Psychopaths” would probably be quite trying. But the results are wickedly funny and wildly violent, with moments of true and beautiful pathos. And hopefully someone involved with this film will see fit to pony up for Christopher Walken’s Oscar campaign. It’s his best performance in ages, taking all those famously Walkeny quirks and harnessing them into a turn that incorporates guileless charm and subtle menace with gut-busting line deliveries. Offered a drink, Hans politely declines. “I take peyote,” he says. Because you just can’t have a desert scene without it. Photo courtesy Photofest
[ REVIEW ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO
Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Disenchanted with her life, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) picks up and disappears, only to find herself stuck in a dead end at the Bates Motel. Tracing her footsteps, her sister Lila and detective Milton Arbogast are engulfed by a mystery more insidious than they ever expected. Hitchcock famously claimed that he was “playing the audience like a piano” with this rule-breaking masterpiece of realistic horror. (Alfred Hitchcock, US 1960, 109 min.)
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10:10; HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: 3D 4:10, 9:20; 2D 1:10, 6:45; LOOPER: 1:25, 4:25, 7:15, 10:05; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: 1:15, 1:45, 4:15, 4:45, 6:50, 7:20, 7:50, 9:25, 9:55, 10:25; PITCH PERFECT: 1:50, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15; SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS: 2:10, 5:10, 7:55, 10:30; SINISTER: 2:05, 5:50, 7:45, 10:20; TAKEN 2: 1:20, 1:55, 4:20, 4:50, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10.
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Eastview 13 425-0420 Eastview Mall, Victor ALEX CROSS: 1:20, 4, 7:20,
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Geneseo Theatres 243-2691 Geneseo Square Mall ALEX CROSS: 7:10, 9:10; also Sat-Sun 1:10, 3:10, 5:10; ARGO: 7, 9:15; also Sat-Sun 1:15, 4; HERE COMES THE BOOM: 7:10, 9:15; also Sat-Sun 1, 3, 5; HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: 7, 9; also Sat-Sun 1, 3, 5; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: 7:15, 9:15; also Sat-Sun 1:15, 3:15,
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Greece Ridge 12 225-5810 176 Greece Ridge Center Dr. ALEX CROSS: 2:10, 4:50, 7, 7:35, 9:40, 10:15; ARGO: 1:30, 4:20, 7:15, 10:05; FRAKENWEENIE: 3D 4:15; 2D 1:45, 7:10; HERE COMES THE BOOM: 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35; HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:15; LOOPER: 1:15, 4:05; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: 1:50, 2:30, 4:35, 5:15, 7:25, 8, 9:25, 9:55, 10:30; PITCH PERFECT: 2:05, 4:45, 7:30, 10:10; SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS: 1:35, 4:25, 7:20, 10; SINISTER: 2:20, 5:05, 7:40, 10:20; TAKEN 2: 1:40, 4:55, 7:50, 10:25,
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5:35; also Fri-Sun 12:45; HOTEL TRANSLYVANIA: 2:30, 4:40, 6:50; also Fri-Sat 9, Fri-Sun 12:20; LOOPER: 2:50, 7:40; also Fri-Sat 10:10; THE MASTER: 2, 5, 8; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: 3:30, 5:40, 7:50; also Fri-Sat 10; Fri-Sun 1:20; THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER: 2:10, 4:35, 7; also Fri-Sat 9:25; also Fri-Sun 11:45 a.m.; PITCH PERFECT: 2:10, 4:40, 7:10; also Fri-Sat 9:40; Fri-Sun 11:40 a.m.; TAKEN 2: 3, 5:15, 7:30; also Fri-Sat 9:45; also Fri-Sun 12:40;
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HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: 3D 3:05, 5:25, 10:05; 2D 12:45, 7:45; LOOPER: 3:30, 6:55, 9:50; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: IMAX: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10; NON-IMAX: 12:15, 1:45, 2:30, 4, 4:45, 6:15, 7, 8:30, 9:15, 10:45; PITCH PERFECT: 11:30 a.m., 2:10, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15; SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS: 11:35 a.m., 2:10, 4:50, 7:25, 10:05; SINISTER: 11:30 a.m., 2:05, 4:40, 7:20, 10:10; TAKEN 2: 11:55 a.m., 1:15, 2:25, 3:45, 5, 6:15, 7:30, 8:45, 10.
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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] ALEX CROSS (PG-13): This suspense thriller finds Tyler Perry picking up where Morgan Freeman left off, as novelist James Patterson’s psychologist/ detective takes on Matthew Fox’s sinewy, crazy-eyed bad guy. With Edward Burns, Giancarlo Esposito, and Cicely Tyson. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Tinseltown THE BEST MAN (1964): Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson star in this adaptation of Gore Vidal’s 1960 play about the wrangling, wheeling, and dealing that goes on behind the scenes of a wideopen presidential race with no viable front-runner. Dryden (Wed, Oct 17, 8 p.m.) THE CLASS (2008): Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself in French filmmaker Laurent Cantet’s Palme d’Or winner about an academic year with students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. Dryden (Fri, Oct 19, 8 p.m.) THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960): Shot over two days, Roger Corman’s horror comedy about a mild-mannered flower-shop employee and his increasingly bloodthirsty plant spawned an off-Broadway musical as well as its 1986 feature-film adaptation. Dryden (Thu, Oct 18, 8 p.m.)
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (R): “Catfish” directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman return for another stab at the surprisingly successful horror franchise, which looks to come full circle by revisiting the circumstances surrounding Katie and baby Hunter, gone missing after “PA2.” Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown PSYCHO (1960): Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, and Martin Balsam star in Alfred Hitchcock’s horror masterpiece about an embezzling secretary, a motel manager, and his beloved mom. Dryden (Sat, Oct 20, 8 p.m., and Sun, Oct 21, 2 p.m.) SAMSARA (PG-13): From the people who brought you 1992’s “Baraka” comes what they describe as “a nonverbal, guided meditation,” filmed over five years in 25 countries and contemplating the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. Little TRAPPED BY THE MORMONS (1922): This silent drama is rooted in the odd post-WWI British prejudice against The Church of the Latter-Day Saints, telling the story of a mesmeric missionary prowling the streets of Manchester for young, virginal women to bring back to Utah. Dryden (Tue, Oct 23, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] ARBITRAGE (R): Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Roth
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star in the narrative feature debut of writer-director Nicholas Jarecki, a sleek thriller about a billionaire hedge-fund manager juggling heavy secrets and slippery lies. Little ARGO (R): Director Ben Affleck co-stars with John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, and Kyle Chandler in the once-classified true tale of a CIA exfiltration expert who hatches a daring plan to free six Americans hiding at the home of the Canadian ambassador during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown END OF WATCH (R): Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, and Anna Kendrick lead the cast of this gritty drama from “Training Day” screenwriter David Ayer, which follows a couple of LAPD officers who make a routine traffic stop that lands them in the crosshairs of a drug cartel. Culver, Eastview FRANKENWEENIE (PG): This 3D stop-motion feature finds Tim Burton expanding on his 1984 short of the same name, with Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, and Christopher Lee helping to voice the story of a boy who must convince his neighbors that his reanimated pooch is still a good dog. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview , Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG13): Kevin James, Salma Hayek,
and Henry Winkler lead the cast of this comedy about a biology teacher who tries to raise muchneeded funds for his cashstrapped school by becoming a successful MMA fighter. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Tinseltown HOPE SPRINGS (PG-13): Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones star in this romantic comedy-drama as a long-married couple who attend an intense counseling retreat to work on their relationship. With Steve Carell, Jean Smart, and Elisabeth Shue. Cinema HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG): The first animated feature from “Samurai Jack” creator Genndy Tartakovsky showcases the voice talents of Adam Sandler as good ol’ Dracula, now a hotelier working to keep his daughter (Selena Gomez) away from a charming backpacker (Andy Samberg). Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown THE INTOUCHABLES (R): Toothy Dustin Hoffman lookalike François Cluzet (2008’s “Tell No One”) stars in this feelgood French import as a wealthy paraplegic who hires a charismatic Senegalese hustler from the projects as his caretaker. Cinema LOOPER (R): Joseph GordonLevitt reteams with his “Brick” writer-director Rian Johnson for
this time-travel adventure about a hitman whose job killing people sent from the future puts him gun-to-face with his 55-year-old self (Bruce Willis). Featuring Jeff Daniels, Emily Blunt, and Paul Dano. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown THE MASTER (R): Paul Thomas Anderson’s follow-up to 2007’s “There Will Be Blood” is this intriguing mid-century drama with Philip Seymour Hoffman as a magnetic spiritual leader and the much-missed Joaquin Phoenix as an alcoholic WWII vet who becomes his right-hand man. Canandaigua, Little, Pittsford THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13): Writerdirector Stephen Chbosky adapts his semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novel about an introverted and troubled freshman who is befriended by a pair of seniors. With Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson. Little, Pittsford PITCH PERFECT (PG-13): Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and “Bridesmaids” scene-stealer Rebel Wilson lead the cast of this musical comedy about a loner who joins her college’s all-girl singing group and competes against their male rivals in a campus competition. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (PG-13): This absorbing
documentary explores what happened when two South African fans set out to discover the fate of their musical hero, enigmatic 1970’s singersongwriter Rodriguez. Little SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (R): Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, and Christopher Walken are four of the title characters in “In Bruges” writerdirector Martin McDonagh’s crime comedy about a struggling screenwriter who gets mixed up in the LA underworld after a gangster’s dog gets boosted. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Tinseltown SINISTER (R): Ethan Hawke stars for director Scott Derrickson (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) in this thriller about a true-crime novelist who uses a mysterious box of Super 8 films to puzzle out how and why a family was murdered in his new home. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Tinseltown TAKEN 2 (PG-13): Liam Neeson returns in this action flick as loving family man/not-all-thatretired spook Bryan Mills, this time in Istanbul when he and ex-wife Famke Janssen are taken captive by a father (go-to Euro-baddie Rade Serbedzija) looking to avenge his Albaniankidnapper son’s death. Brock Canandaigua, Geneseo, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown
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PITTSFORD Male furnished bedroom in an 8 room house, with male, direct tv. Deposit. $575 all. Dog on premises, smoker ok. 585586-0920.
Houses for Sale HOMES FOR SALE Pittsford/ Bushnells Basin 3 Homes on fabulous 3 acre park-like yard. Beautifully updated, 1800’s large main house plus 2 smaller homes which are leased for $24,000 per year (Great In-Law Home). Owner must sell due to age & health 585-383-8888
10/23/2012 Registration: 5:00PM Auction Start: 6:00PM Lockport Municipal Building One Locks Plaza Lockport, NY 14094 Pickup Catalogs after 10/9 at the Treasurer’s Office 2nd Floor 1 Locks Plaza, Lockport, NY Or Auctions International 11167 Big Tree Road, East Aurora NY 14052 Catalogs free online at: AuctionsInternational.com 800-536-1401 For Info Selling Surplus for 400+ Municipalities
Land for Sale 20 ACRES FREE Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/month. Money back guarantee. NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful views. Roads/surveyed. Near El Paso, Texas. 1-800-843-7537 ATTENTION HUNTERS! 60 acres -$89,900 Must sell to settle bankruptcy! Hardwoods, fields, big stream, awesome views, ATV trails! Sothern zone, less than 3 ½ hrs NYC! Won’t last! (888) 701-7509 www. NewYorkLandandLakes.com FORT PLAIN FORT PLAIN, NY: 33.4 acres hilltop view $69,000. 9.3 acres panaramic views $22,000. 3.6 acres $13,000. Owner financing. Great Investment www.helderbergrealty. com CALL, Henry Whipple: 518861-6541 LAKE SALE: 6 acres on Bass Lake $29,900. 2 acres Pondfront $19,900. 8 acre Waterfront Home $99,900. 20 lake properties must go. Financing. www.LandFirstNY. com 888-683-2626
Commercial/ Office Space UofR/ AIRPORT AREA Brick, Mixed use building. 6,000 sq.ft. of stores/office plus 3 apartments. Owner must sell due to illness. Owner financing, no banks needed. 383-8888
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BASS PLAYER I don’t want to hang around in bars. I just want to play some twangy old rock’n’roll, ska, or New
Wave. Who’s up for it? Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org CALLING ALL MUSICIANS OF ALL GENRES the Rochester Music Coalition wants you! Please register on our website. For further info: www.rochestermusiccoalition. org info@rochestermusiccoalition. org 585-235-8412 CHRISTIAN ROCK - R & B Band is seeking a second lead / rhythm guitarist 585-355-4449 DRUMMER WITH JAZZ skills applied to R&B and funk, originals & covers. Evenings open, transportation. Working Western
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on Thurs eves. Call Mike 7381151 or 424-4122. ROCK STAR, MR. ROCHESTER, lead vocalist, is looking to form band (Classic Rock) with lead guitarist, bassist, drummer & rhythm guitars Covers & originals 585-473-5089
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Peaceful Retreat on Pinnacle Hill 207 Crosman Terrace Crosman Terrace is one of the many reminders in Rochester of our city’s “Flower City” heritage. The name is a legacy of the Crosman Seed Company, established around 1840 by Charles F. Crosman, and still going strong today from its headquarters in East Rochester. The street was subdivided around the turn of the 20th century as the Crosmans—like other nursery owners in the burgeoning city—realized their nursery grounds were valuable real estate ripe for subdivision. The Crosman company moved to the suburbs and streets like Crosman Terrace, Laburnum Crescent, and Rosedale Street were born.
staircase and convenient coat closet. The vestibule opens to the kitchen, at the back of the house, and the living room, at the front, featuring a bank of windows and working fireplace. A bright sunroom off the living room is a perfect den or office. Through a wide doorway from the living room, the dining room is an Arts & Crafts showpiece that perfectly captures the essence of this 1920s style. The eat-in kitchen has ample cabinets and overlooks the beautifully landscaped and tranquil backyard. Upstairs are three bedrooms and one full bathroom; a half-bath has been cunningly added adjacent to the kitchen.
Heading south on Crosman Terrace, you will see an impressive variety of architectural styles, reflecting the eclectic architectural fashions of the early 20th century. Handsome Prairie-Style American Foursquares share the streetscape with elegant Tudor Revivals and Colonial Revivals; there are even a few examples of the rarer Mediterranean Revival style to be seen.
A spacious, mostly finished basement could be a playroom, office, exercise room or family room; another section is unfinished and has the washer, dryer, and ample storage. There is also a generous cedar closet in the basement.
One generous block south of bustling Monroe Avenue, Crosman Terrace begins to rise and curve along the side of Pinnacle Hill. Here you will find 207 Crosman Terrace, a fine example of the solid quality and fine architectural character that make houses of the 1920s enduringly popular and practical. Well-maintained features like leaded glass, hardwood floors, and woodwork abound. The front vestibule has an original tiled floor in perfect condition. Through leaded glass doors is the front hall, with a Craftsman-style
The Upper Monroe neighborhood is conveniently located just off the Monroe Avenue exit of I-490; residents can easily walk to the popular Monroe branches of the YMCA and library, as well as many popular restaurants, shops, and parks. This 1,813-square-foot house is offered at $174,900; to visit please contact Re/Max Plus agent Jeff Scofield at 279-8250, BuynSell@ rochester.rr.com. View additional photos at: rochestercityliving.com/property/R191913. by Katie Eggers Comeau Katie is the architectural historian at Bero Architecture PLLC.
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USA Construction & Demolition LLC (“LLC”) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on August 28, 2012. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE BUCKINGHAM ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC ] Notice of Organization: Buckingham Asset Management LLC was filed with SSNY on September 17, 2012. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. PO address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon it: 259 Alexander St., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE OTM I, LLC ] Notice of Organization: OTM I, LLC was filed with SSNY on September 14, 2012. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. PO address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon it: 135 Taylor Rd, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE RAF FUND MANAGER, LLC ] Notice of Organization: RAF Fund Manager, LLC was filed with SSNY on September 10, 2012. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. PO address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon it: Lennox Tech Enterprise Center, 150 Lucius Gordon Drive, Suite 100, West Henrietta, NY 14586. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE THE ROCHESTER ANGEL FUND ] Notice of Organization: The Rochester Angel Fund, LLC was filed with SSNY on September 10, 2012. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. PO address which SSNY shall mail any process
against the LLC served upon it: Lennox Tech Enterprise Center, 150 Lucius Gordon Drive, Suite 100, West Henrietta, NY 14586. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ MERSEREAU LAW OFFICE, PLLC ] Notice of the formation of the above named Professional Limited Liability Company (“PLLC”) Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of NY on 8/10/2012. Office Location: County of Monroe. . The Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 9 Farmingham Dr., Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: the practice of Law. [ NOTICE ] CORN HILL DEVELOPMENT, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/24/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 40 Adams St. Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] 1665 PENFIELD ROAD LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 9/26/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 75 Langpath Rd., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] 5049 RIDGE ROAD LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 9/17/12. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 4477 Ridge Road West, Rochester, NY 14626. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] 8LEADS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/15/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O United
States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave. Ste. 202 Bklyn, NY 11228 Any lawful activity. Registered Agent: United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave. Ste. 202 Bklyn, NY 11228. [ NOTICE ] BLUE LAKE PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 9/24/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75 Goodway Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] BRL SOLUTIONS, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 9/13/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Brian R. Leavitt, 121 York Bay Trail, W. Henrietta, NY 14586. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Burn Rubber Productions, LLC filed Art. of Org. with the New York Department of State on 7/25/2012. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 37 Pond Valley Circle Penfield, NY 14526 The purpose of the Company is any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] CloudSmartz, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 9/18/2012. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 332 Jefferson Rd., Rochester, NY 14623. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] COLO BRANDS LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 6/19/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, P.O. Box 2091, NY, NY 10009. General Purposes.
[ NOTICE ] Elite Realty Investment Group, LLC filed an App. for Authority with the Dept. of State of NY on 9/11/2012. Jurisdiction: Utah and the date of its organization is: 5/2/2012. Office location in New York State: Monroe County . The Secretary of the State of NY (“SSNY”) is designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served, the address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of such process is: 480 Meigs St., Rochester NY 14607. Address maintained in its jurisdiction is: 10421 South Jordan Gateway, Ste 600, South Jordan UT 84095. The authorized officer in its jurisdiction of organization where a copy of its Certificate of Formation can be obtained is: Director, Dept of Commerce, 160 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. The purpose of the company is: real estate. [ NOTICE ] Goodhand Computing Solutions LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on September 27, 2012. LLC’s office is in Monroe County. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at PO Box 30906, Rochester, NY 14603. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] hBARSCI LLC has filed Articles of Organization with the New York Secretary of State on August 10, 2012. Its principal place of business is located at14 Vantage Drive, Pittsford, 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 14 Vantage Drive, Pittsford, New York, 14534. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE ] J. Alberts Medical Services, PLLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/10/12 Off. Loc.: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process
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Legal Ads > page 59 against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The PLLC, 1081 Long Pond Rd., Ste. 204, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: to engage in Medicine. [ NOTICE ] Name of LLC: HOPE13, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 9/10/12. Office location: Monroe County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 2 Fairview Heights, Rochester, NY 14613. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of DRESCHER PROPERTIES, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/18/12. Office location Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC. 320 Bay Village Drive, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. Of Form. Of J. Lee Management, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY 8/17/12. County: Monroe. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC, PO BOX 259 Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Restoration Electrolysis, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/30/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC, 125 Sully’s Trail, Suite 5B, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of RocOn Times, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/13/12. Office location: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC 366 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Sluey and Saint,
LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/3/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to LLC.19 Cobblestone Crossing, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ 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 ITACATE INC dba ITACATE, 1859 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14626, 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 JUNIOR IV MANAGEMENT LLC dba THE BRGHTON ON EAST, 1881 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610, County of Monroe, for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of 420 PEOPLE, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 8/13/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 21 W. Hill Estates, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of GRACE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 8/27/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 350 North St., Rochester, NY 14605. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of SIN CITY, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 8/13/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the
LLC, 21 W. Hill Estates, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Almar Affiliate Marketing, LLC, Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/26/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 136 Princess Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BROCKPORT IMMEDIATE CARE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/30/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 6565 4th Section Rd., Brockport, NY 14420. 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 Catalano & Associates Research LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/29/12. 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 22 Morningside Drive, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Celestial Light Show LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/13/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as process agent. Process Service address: 1900 Clinton Ave S #18046, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of COBBLER’S CORNER OF HENRIETTA, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/14/2012. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 663 Hinchey Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DanLin Farms, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with
Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/01/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 355 St. Joseph St., Rochester, NY 14617. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to David C. Pettig & Associates, P.C., 65A Monroe Ave., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
The company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 5. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed: 580 Colebrook Drive Rochester, NY 14617 6. Purpose: Any lawful purpose
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Notice of formation of MODEST WANDERER & CO. LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/12/12. 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, 225 Dickinson Rd., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: online retail.
Notice of Formation of Dwyer Young + Wright Architectural LLC amended to Dwyer Architectural LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/14/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The PLLC, 1344 University Ave., Ste. 140, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: practice the profession of architecture. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of GREENE MEDIATION GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/22/2012. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 150 Hollyvale Drive, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name:WISEMEN ENTERPRISES LLC. Articles of Organization file with Secretary of State of New York on: 05/31/2012. Office location is Monroe County, New York. The Secretary of State of New York has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State of New York shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 67 Elwood Dr., Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. 1. Name of the Limited Liability Company is RT Fitz LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on July 6 2012. 3. County of office: Monroe 4.
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Pane Vino, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/3/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 175 N. Water St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RESTORATION COUNSELING OF ROCHESTER LCSW, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/30/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of PLLC: 95 Allens Creek Rd., Bldg. 1, Ste. 323, Rochester, NY 14618. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SPEEDY MART, LLC. Articles o f Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/12/12. Office location: Monroe County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 2749 Norton Street, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of STEVE LADER PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with
Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/18/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1545 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY 14606. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Steven Lader at the princ. office of the LLC, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Timberlane Apartments, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/30/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 700 Crossroads Bldg., 2 State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Organization: The Little Speed Shop, LLC was filed with SSNY on December 27, 2010. Office: 500 Lee Rd. Building C Rochester, NY Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. PO address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon it: 500 Lee Rd. Building C Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of JDL Warm Construction LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. LLC formed in Ohio (OH) on 12/31/08. 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. OH address of LLC: 1125 W 8th St., Ste. 100, Cincinnati, OH 45203. Arts. of Org. filed OH Secy. of State, 180 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of MS Brockport LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/14/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in CA on 8/9/12. NY Sec. of
State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Stephen M. Fenster, Schwartz and Fenster, Warner Center, 21700 Oxnard St., Ste. 1160, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. CA and principal business addr.: 101 Hodencamp Rd., Ste. 200, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Cert. of Org. filed with CA Sec. of State, 1500 11th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Tatonka Contractors, LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/4/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Colorado (CO) on 1/5/06. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1352 Salt Rd., Webster, NY 14580. CO address of LLC: Tatonka Contractors, LLC, 14555 Quail Run Rd., Hudson, CO 80642. Cert. of Form. filed CO Secy. of State, 1700 Broadway, Denver, CO 80290. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] SONG MAKERS AND PUBLISHING, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/20/12. Office location: Monroe County, SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served,.. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, PO Box 60176, Rochester, NY 14606. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] STONEWOOD BUILDERS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/29/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 97, North Chili, NY 14514. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 8 Kings Way, Rochester, NY 14624. [ NOTICE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff against RENEE M. FALZOLARE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated May 29, 2007, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on the front steps of the Monroe County
Office Building, 39 W. Main Street, Rochester, NY on the 15th day of November, 2012 at 10:00 AM premises situate in the Town on Greece, County of Monroe, State of New York, known and distinguished as Lot No. 121, as laid down on a map of Westwood Manor No. 6 addition a subdivision of the Conrad Baker Farm, Town of Greece, made by W. Fred Sullivan, surveyor and filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 67 of Maps, at Page 36. Said Lot No. 121 is situate on the west side of Bakerdale Road and is of the dimensions as shown on said map. Said premises known as 268 BAKERDALE ROAD, ROCHESTER, NY Approximate amount of lien $ 85,746.49 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 13884/06. THEODORE S. KANTOR, ESQ., Referee. Sweeney, Gallo, Reich & Bolz, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 95-25 Queens Blvd., 11th Floor Rego Park, NY 11374 [ NOTICE ] UNIUNI, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 9/6/12. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14610. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Zarpentine Farms R & K, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/15/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Kimberly A. Francis, 1 Panarities Lane, Hilton, NY 14468. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of BIT PROPULSION LABORATORY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/26/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste.
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BALLANTYNE ROAD LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: BLISSFUL BALANCE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/05/2012. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O BLISSFUL BALANCE LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] IDEAL APPEAL, LLC (“LLC”), has filed Articles of Organization with the NY Secretary of State (“NYSS”) on August 7, 2012 pursuant to Section 203 of the NY Limited Liability Company
Law. The office of the LLC shall be located in Monroe County, NY. The NYSS is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and the address to which the NYSS shall mail a copy of any process served on him against the LLC is P.O. Box 25092, Rochester, NY 14625. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be formed under the law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Shooter’s SBG, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on September 12, 2012. The office of the Company is located in Monroe County, NY. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the Company upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and the address to
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which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of process in any action or proceeding against the Company served upon him or her is: 1080 Pittsford Victor Road, Suite 201, Pittsford, NY 14534. The purpose of the business of the Company is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the laws of the NY. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Shooter’s SBG Holdings, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on September 19, 2012. The office of the Company is located in the Monroe County, NY. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the Company upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and the address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of process in any action or proceeding against the Company served upon him or her is: 1080 Pittsford Victor Road, Suite 201, Pittsford, NY 14534. The purpose of the business of the Company is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the laws of the State of New York [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC O’Neill Real Estate, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on July 12, 2012. Its principal place of business is located at 849 Rush Scottsville Road, Rush, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. The post office address within or without this state to which the secretary of state shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him or her is Corporation Service Company, 80 State Street, Albany, New York, 12207. Corporation Service Company, 80 State Street, Albany, New York, 12207, is the registered agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited
Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Cognitive Innovations, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on September 26, 2012. Its principal place of business is located at 219 Frankland Road, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 219 Frankland Road, Rochester, New York 14617. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PLLC ] Notice of Formation of Frank A Guercio CPA, PLLC. Arts. of Org. were filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on July 13, 2012. office location is Monroe County, New York. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 1130 Crosspointe Lane Ste 4, Webster, New York 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 201016220 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Robert E. Stout; Stella L. Dougherty, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated September 15, 2011 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on November 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, bounded and described as follows: Known as Lot 5 of the Edward Vandenberg Subdivision,
as laid down on a map of said subdivision dated December 19, 1938 and filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 89 of Maps, page 13 on the 23rd day of January, 1939. Said Lot 5 is situate on the easterly side of Mildorf Street and is 47 feet wide front and rear and 108.61 feet deep on its southerly line and 108.44 feet on its northerly line. Tax Acct. No. 107.65-2-10 Property Address: 172 Mildorf Street, City of Rochester, New York Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $54,627.04 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: September 2012 William J. MacDonald, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 3245767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2012-1737 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. The Estate of Claude T. Griffin; Any persons who are heirs or distributees of Claude T. Griffin, Deceased, and all persons who are widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be deceased, and their husbands, wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; United States of America; People of the State of New York; Shantell Griffon, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated September 13, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the
Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on October 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 180 Baird Street, Rochester, NY 14621, Tax Account No. 091.50-1-33, described in Deed recorded in Liber 8174 of Deeds, page 74; lot size 54 x 112.90. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $52,412.33 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: September 2012 Warren Welch, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585 324-5767 [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS ] 09/18/12 Index No. 11-6938 Plaintiff designates Monroe County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the county in which the mortgage premises is situated. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc., AssetBacked Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2002-C Plaintiff, -against- Norma Noguel, 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, United States of America-Internal
Revenue Service, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your Answer or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the attorneys for the plaintiff within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty (30) days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE 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: Bay Shore, New York July 25, 2012 By: Jennifer R Brennan, Esq. Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 20 West Main Street Bay Shore, New York 11706 (631)969-3100 Our file No.:01-040758-F00 [ TRENTON ] Take notice that in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:10A-8 et. seq,. application has been made to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commision, Trenton, N.J. to receive title of 2007 Subaru Forester JF1SG65677H713287 Objections if any, should be made immediately in writing to Special Title Section / abandoned Vehicle Unit, PO Box 017, Trenton, N.J. 086660017
Fun [ news of the weird ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD Modern Warfare: China, Japan and Taiwan each claim ownership of the uninhabited South China Sea islands of Senkaku or Diaoyu, and the controversy heightened in September when Japan announced that it had formally “purchased” the islands from a private company that reputedly owned them. China countered by “launching” its first-ever aircraft carrier (a vessel junked in 1998 by Ukraine), which it hopes will intimidate its neighbors even though it is useless to planes. Days later, patrol boats from Taiwan and Japan had a confrontation near the islands -- drenching each other in a military-grade squirt-gun fight. (Japan won.)
Compelling Explanations — A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized
in critical condition in Churchill, Pa., in August after allegedly swiping a Jeep Grand Cherokee and leading the owner’s boyfriend on a brief high-speed chase before rolling the Cherokee over on Interstate 376. The boy’s mother, according to WTAE-TV, blamed the Cherokee’s owner: A vehicle with the keys in it, she said, “was an opportunity that, in a 14-year-old’s eyes, was ... the perfect moment.” Also, she said, the boyfriend “had no right to chase my son.” The boy “could have just (wanted) a joyride down the street. Maybe he (merely) wanted to go farther than he felt like walking.” — Irresistible: (1) David Thompson, 27, was arrested in August and charged with stealing a bag of marijuana from the Charleroi (Pa.) Regional police station. While talking to an officer about an unrelated case, Thompson noticed an evidence bag on a counter and swiped it. Caught
moments later, Thompson profusely apologized, telling the officer, “I just couldn’t help myself. That bud smelled so good.” (2) Aaron Morris was charged in August with battery in North Lauderdale, Fla., for groping the buttocks of a woman at a Walmart. According to the arresting officer, Morris explained, “Her booty looked so good, I just couldn’t resist touching it.”
First-World Problems: (1) Ohio deathrow inmate Ronald Post, 53, asked a federal court in September to cancel his January date with destiny on the grounds that, despite almost 30 years of prison food, he’s still too fat to execute. At 480 pounds, “vein access” and other issues would cause his lethal injection to be “torturous.” (2) British murderer-sadist Graham Fisher, 39, is locked up in a high-security hospital in Berkshire, England, but he, too, has been eating well (at about 325 pounds). In August, he was approved for gastric-band surgery paid for by Britain’s National Health Service at an estimated cost, including a private room for post-op recuperation, of about $25,000).
The Litigious Society
The City Council of Jersey City, N.J., voted in September to settle a lawsuit filed by Joshua Lopez, who had driven his car directly at a police officer during a 2009 traffic stop, trapping the officer against his own squad car, and thus forcing the officer to fire at him. Lopez suffered only an injured hand, but the city has now agreed to give him $26,500 out of fear of “litigation risk.”
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): There are opportunities galore, but if you take on too many invites, you’ll have trouble deciding which of the potential romantic candidates you meet is best suited to you. Pick and choose carefully to avoid ending up with someone portraying what you want instead of who they are. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your wish is your command when it comes to love and commitment. Show confidence and embrace the person and the relationship you want with promises for a future together. Your intense, loyal and dedicated approach to love
will win the heart of someone special. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be careful what you wish for. Not everyone will be honest. Don’t make promises you don’t intend to keep or ask for favors unless you are prepared to give something back in return. There will be a fine line between friendship and an intimate connection. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Love the one you are with. Showing your true feelings and making plans for two should be your goal. If you haven’t met that special person, get out to unusual events that will attract people who share your
interests, and you will hook up with someone special. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may want to slow down and get to know the people you meet this week before making any promises. Not everyone will share your intimate likes and dislikes. A problem will develop if you try to start one relationship before ending another. Get your priorities straight. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put your heart on the line. If you meet someone of interest, suggest participating in something you enjoy doing to find out if you share common ground. Communication will be the biggest turn on, and although
it may not lead to intimacy initially it will eventually. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Broaden your interests, circle of friends and the places you go for entertainment, and you will meet someone you enjoy being with. Before making any promises, keep an eye on how indulgent the person you are with is and how it influences your habits. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your intensity will draw some partners and repel others. Follow your instincts when it comes to love. Don’t go after what you cannot have when there is someone much better suited to you waiting for your
attention. Share your intimate desires and find true love. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Protect your health, assets and emotional well-being when it comes to love relationships. Trying to impress someone who is taking advantage of you will not end well. Secret affairs will lead to sorrow. Know what you are getting into before you say yes. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Love and romance are highlighted. Make a promise to someone you feel is an asset to you emotionally, mentally and financially. Sharing your intentions will allow you to see how well you match up now as well as for years to come.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Proceed with caution. What you are told and what is actually being offered in a personal relationship may not be one in the same. Ask questions and bide your time. Someone who has way more in common with you is waiting for your attention. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Getting involved in something you believe in or a lifestyle that better suits you will lead to an intense partnership with someone looking to make similar life-altering changes. Express your concerns and plans, and before long you’ll be talking about doing things together.
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