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Changes for Party in the Park? NEWS, PAGE 4
Fracking’s insurance issues. NEWS, PAGE 5
Religious fervor: Geva’s “Freud’s Last Session.” THEATER REVIEW, PAGE 22
What lies beneath: “Watermark” at UR. ART REVIEW, PAGE 24
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Rochester’s paranormal activity From Casper the friendly ghost, to movies like “Paranormal Activity,” and even closer to home with the Fox sisters, people have always been intrigued with the mysteries of the afterlife. The “seen” of it — dead bodies, tombstones in the ground — hasn’t always been enough. It’s something that religions and theorists of the world have debated forever. What happens next? Whatever you believe, there’s a chance that you’ve had something seemingly inexplicable happen in your life — a flicker of a light, a noise in the night,
or something else that raised the hairs on the back of your neck. But this isn’t a real-life version of “Ghostbusters.” There are no vacuum cleaners sucking up spirits, or invisible forces hurling lamps across a room. These groups are dedicated to investigating the truth behind the paranormal, and they operate with a healthy sense of skepticism. This isn’t about the spooky and scary, but a look into the very real and very normal lives of some of Rochester’s own paranormal investigators.
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Cluster bombs in Syria
Cluster bombs used recently in Syria were identified as a type of Soviet design. Silence was deafening in the US government; as a producer and user of cluster bombs, how could it react? Of 13,306 recorded cluster-munitions casualties registered with Handicap International, 98 percent are civilian, while 27 percent are children. Syrians have been advised to educate their citizens about the need to avoid cluster bombs, as the bomblets inside may explode for decades. To locate and destroy them is very costly. The US military is developing new cluster bombs that it claims could have a much higher (less than 1 percent) dud rate. Kill or injure the total possible all at once, not take years. Surely this would facilitate keeping “score,” noting the success of a target hit. Of course, it is not up to the military to recommend that no more cluster munitions be made; that we join 111 states that have signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which was adopted in Dublin in 2008, and/or that we join the countries that have subscribed to the Wellington Declaration, agreeing in principle that their stockpiles should be destroyed. If not the military or Defense Department, who will stop this madness? How soon? BYRNA WEIR, BRIGHTON
The circus record
It’s too bad the paper promoted the Ringling Bros. Circus, instead of doing an exposé (events choice, October 17). This outfit has a long, notorious, and well-documented history of cruelty to animals. In addition to the record $270,000 fine Ringling re City
cently paid for violating federal law, the US Department of Agriculture has opened a formal investigation into Ringling over allegations by a Colorado security guard that he witnessed an animal attendant beat a chained elephant with a bull hook. Independent veterinarians have called for Ringling to pull elephants that are sick and lame off the road. A former Ringling staffer gave a chilling eyewitness account of baby elephants being ripped from their mothers, tied up with ropes, and beaten until they give up all hope. Ringling owner Kenneth Feld gave sworn court testimony that elephants are hit with bull hooks — heavy batons with a sharp metal hook on the end. Independent veterinarians have called for Ringling to pull elephants that are sick and lame off the road. An in-depth investigative piece about the circus’s entrenched culture of cruelty ran in Mother Jones. Readers can review www. RinglingBeatsAnimals.com and judge for themselves. Please remember that every ticket purchased directly contributes to the miserable lives of the animals. JENNIFER O’CONNOR, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
O’Connor is a staff writer for the PETA Foundation.
I have been a long time reader of your magazine and am disappointed in the way you have gone on a real crusade against Maggie Brooks. I have no real love for her; I am a conservative, so I tend to think both Democrats and Republicans are all crooked; I just want to see a return to the Constitution. Republicans and especially conservative-minded people are portrayed as “extremists and radicals” simply because we do not comport to the Democrats’ belief that government is the answer to everything. You claim that we want to “turn back the clock on women’s health and to destroy the social safety net for everyone but the fortunate few.” It sickens me to think that someone claiming to be
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objective would make such a disgusting, low, and frankly outright false claim. You make it out as if women just think with their vaginas, as if contraception is their primary concern. God forbid we want to limit entitlements and believe people should be responsible for taking care of themselves. That is the type of thing that made America great, not paying for someone’s contraception out of another person’s paycheck. People overwhelmingly vote against your radical ideals like so-called comprehensive immigration reform. Instead you are concerned that Louise Slaughter – who has brought such genius ideas as sending millions of dollars to Texas to study the weather on Venus, who has taken seven pay raises for herself – would be facing the first real race in over 20 years. You should be ashamed of yourselves for betraying your fellow man in the name of compassion. SHANE HARRIS
I find it irresponsible to publish such blatantly biased articles against Ms Brooks and in favor of Ms Slaughter. Reading your articles, and especially the way they are written, leads me to believe that you have a heavy agenda in favor of liberalism and clearly anti-conservatism. And here I am, naive me, thinking all responsible publications tried very hard to be fair and in the middle. JOE A
Posted on rochestercitynewspaper.com City newspaper has always been a liberal rag. This article takes those political views to a new level, though. This magazine is largely funded through advertising, and such one-sided politics leads me to believe all of the advertisers share the view of the paper or they would advertise elsewhere. While I respect businesses’ freedom to express their political views, this is poor business practice to advertise in a publication
with a clear political agenda. They are risking alienating almost half of their potential customers. While I will still support the businesses that advertise in this paper, I can imagine many people will not, based on articles such as this.
succeeded because of Bush’s administration, not in spite of it. Given the choice of an amnestic poser and someone who is forthright in asserting what serves America’s interests, who do we want running foreign policy for the next four years?
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[On Maggie Brooks’ interview statement on climate change] There are virtual and real (paper) mountains of scientific, technical, engineering, and medical data and information, the findings of every national academy of science in the world, the position statements of scores of professional societies and associations, and the common sense of a fifth-grade student that says global climate change is real, it is caused by human activities, it is happening faster and with greater consequences than thought five, 10, or 20 years ago. The electorates for every political race have an obligation NOT to send to county, state, or federal elected offices science illiterates.
Posted on rochestercitynewspaper.com Too bad there is no mention of US Senate candidate Chris Edes. He is a qualified candidate from Rochester, born and raised and active in our community. He is on the Board of the Genesee Valley Civil Liberties Union and is the county chair of SCOPE. Check him out at www.vote-for-chris.net. DREW BEEMAN
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Obama and the world
Obama pretty much reneged on most of what he ran on in terms of foreign policy once he became Obama the president (“War With Iran and Election Hype,” News Blog). Even his signature success, eliminating Bin Laden, depended entirely on the results of policies he had opposed. Bush’s policies. He
I was lying in bed last night thinking about how I always tell people how much I adore the writings of Frank DeBlase in City. What kept me from falling asleep was wondering why I haven’t taken two minutes to write a note of thanks. Frank, you are amazing. Your words are always brilliant and poignant: right. on. target. I have never seen such eloquence and skill in City. It’s rare to find even in national publications. Both the newspaper and Rochester are lucky to have you. I was reminded that I needed to send a note when you wrote about the band Pillow Fight Accident. This is my friends’ band. The last time I saw them I had difficulty staying in the same room. When I finally left, it took me a few minutes to realize that my face, hands, and shoulders were still contorted, as if I had been bracing myself for an oncoming train. You have a way of saying, “Wow, they are really difficult to listen to” with the reader thinking that you have just said, “These guys are awesome. Check them out.” And you are right. There is a world of music, even here in tiny Rochester. And it seems to me that you simply want to support this scene. Your words rarely veer to the critical side, and I respect that so much. You are paid to have an opinion and you are taking that opportunity to encourage readers to support Rochester music. And you do it with style in every single word. TINA MURTY
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For a just future: Barack Obama In a very real sense, this year’s presidential election campaign has taken place in an artificial setting, the state of the nation viewed through tinted glasses, significant problems and challenges glossed over or ignored. It’s as if voters and candidates caught those problems, briefly, in their peripheral vision and then blinked, turned, and the problems were gone, from vision and from memory. Yes, there has been frequent focus on the economy, on jobs, on the need for a stronger recovery, frequent citing of statistics about jobs lost and jobs created. Frequent pledges to improve the lives of working-class Americans. But for all the attention paid to the problems of cities, the racial divide, income inequality, the problems facing the poor, the crisis in the black community, someone watching from another planet would think that the only decision facing voters is which candidate will best unleash the economy and restore jobs to the hard-working middle-class Americans who have lost them. Little that President Obama has said, and nothing that Mitt Romney has said, indicates that either has a plan that will address those other severe problems. And those problems, as surely as an Al Qaeda operative plotting in Yemen, and much more than business regulations or high taxes, hold a great threat for the future of the United States. Unspoken in this campaign have been statistics like these, included in Frederick C. Harris’s article in Sunday’s New York Times: “18 percent of African-Americans, and 37 percent of black children, are poor (compared with 10 percent of whites and 13 percent of white children)….” And from an analysis by Sam Roberts, right below the Harris article: “Among male high school dropouts born between 1975 and 1979, 68 percent of blacks (compared with 28 percent of whites) had been imprisoned at some point by 2009….. By the time they turn 18, one in four black children will have experienced the imprisonment of a parent…. More young black dropouts are in prison or jail than have paying jobs.” Also unspoken: plans for dealing with one of the great threats to the planet, global warming. Those problems will not go away simply because the candidates fail to mention them. Nor will they go away because Americans prefer not to think about them or consider them insignificant. An assessment of the presidential candidates, then, must take place with the
Mitt Romney gives every indication that he would start us back down the Bush road, advised by the bellicose neo-cons of his party.” reality and the severity of those problems as the backdrop. The ideology of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, their view of government’s role, and their statements about related challenges tell us something about how they view those problems, and whether, and how, they might deal with them. For those reasons, and for many others, the United States will be in better hands over the next four years with Barack Obama than with Mitt Romney. It is important, by the way, that New Yorkers vote in large numbers on Election Day. The myth is that the votes in this heavily Blue state don’t matter. For the Electoral College, New York is a winner-take-all state. Unless his supporters stay home in dramatic numbers, all 29 of our Electoral College votes will go to President Obama. But the popular vote total is also important. If Obama wins a majority in the Electoral College but loses the popular vote, he will face continued trouble getting cooperation from Republicans in his second term. That’s also an important reason for liberals who are disappointed in Obama to not express that disappointment by voting for one of the third-party candidates.
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ineffective leader with slim accomplishments. That is simply not the case. Like many liberals, we have sometimes been unhappy with Obama. His deference to the financial industry, his failure to close Guantanamo, his authorization of the use of drones, his lack of leadership on global warming and gun control: all have been deeply troubling. But he stabilized the economy, preventing a far worse crisis and enabling a recovery to begin. By signing Dodd-Frank, continues on page 7
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Marriage equality Hojack stands demolition starts The Court of Appeals, New York’s top court, refused to hear an appeal challenging the state’s same-sex marriage law. The request to appeal was made by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom. The organization claimed that the State Senate failed to follow proper procedure when it passed the law.
Fracking law stalls
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A Democratic proposal to prohibit Monroe County from treating fracking-related waste water stalled in a County Legislature committee. The proposal has been referred to the administration of County Executive Maggie Brooks for study.
Investment firm KPS Capital Partners announced that it’s selling North American Breweries Holdings to Cerveceria Costa Rica, S.A. The $338 million deal includes Genesee Brewing Company, which is owned by NAB. The purchase includes the brand and the brewery facilities.
The Strong in Buffalo?
Shootings, homicides up
Developers announced a proposal for a new Bills stadium in Buffalo which could include a sports museum operated by The Strong. The $1.4 billion complex would also include a hotel and convention center. But it’s dependent on a land deal with a Buffalo-region public transit authority, and is expected to require government assistance.
Crews began dismantling the inactive Hojack swing bridge on the Genesee River. By federal law, owner CSX has to remove the bridge because it’s no longer in use. A group of Rochesterians tried to save the Hojack, saying it was an important part of the area’s history.
Homicides and especially shootings have taken an aggressive upswing in Rochester in 2012. Thirdquarter crime statistics show that homicides are up 38 percent from this time last year, from 21 in 2011 to 29 in 2012. And shootings are up 79 percent, from 95 in 2011 to 170 in 2012. That exceeds the 10-year average by 14 percent, and is the highest shooting rate in five years.
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The City of Rochester is shopping around for an outfit to produce and manage its Party in the Park summer concert series, even though the current contractor, The Springut Group, is “doing an excellent job,” says city spokesperson Gary Walker. The city wants to create more excitement around Party in the Park and to boost attendance, according to city paperwork. “I think this is a good thing to see who else might be out there and what they might be offering,” says City Council member Matt Haag. “We might find that the people who are currently doing it are the best, but I think it’s always good to test that theory.”
George Thorogood played Party in the Park this past summer. FILE Photo
The 2012 attendance figure for Party in the Park, 36,438, was a bounce-back from a 40 percent drop in attendance from 2010 to 2011. Attendance in 2011 was 31,022. Previously held in Manhattan Square Park, Party in the Park currently takes place in a parking lot on Exchange Boulevard. Attendees complain about the heat, the lack of shade, and just the overall setup. Haag says he’s heard the “party in the parking lot” complaints. “On the flip side, I’m not so sure where else you might be able
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to put it,” he says. “Perhaps when Manhattan Square Park is finished, is that a better location?” The park is undergoing renovations. Walker says the city hopes to have a plan this year to find and develop a permanent downtown festival site. City officials should select an individual or group to produce and manage the series by November 8. A vote by City Council is scheduled for December 18.
Joe Morelle says he sees many questions and few definitive answers around fracking and insurance. Liability is one key issue. If a homeowner leases land to a drilling company and there’s an accident, would the insurance company cover the damages or is the property owner responsible?
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FINANCES | BY JEREMY MOULE
Fracking’s insurance issues Environmental and economic issues have so far dominated New York’s discussion of highvolume hydraulic fracturing. But there are other issues to consider if state officials decide to green-light fracking, including the complex question of insurance. The State Assembly’s Insurance Committee has been studying the implications of fracking on homeowner, mortgage, and title insurance policies for about a year, says Assembly member Joe Morelle, who chairs the committee. The informal work has included conversations with people in the insurance, banking, and legal professions, Morelle says. And he says he plans to convene a roundtable discussion in December with Assembly members, attorneys, and banking and insurance industry representatives. It will be held in New York City. Morelle says he sees many questions and few definitive answers around the insurance question. Liability is one key issue, he says. If a homeowner leases land to a drilling company and there’s an accident, would the insurance company cover the damages or is the property owner responsible? In July, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company issued a statement clarifying that its policies have never covered homeowner losses related to gas or oil drilling.
Webster challenges cap
“From an underwriting standpoint, we do not have a comfort level with the unique risks associated with the fracking process to provide coverage at Joe Morelle. FILE Photo a reasonable price,” the statement said. Morelle says he also wants to clarify whether homeowners could potentially invalidate their policies by signing gas leases. And could that be avoided by informing insurance companies so they can adequately calculate their risk? “I’m sure most of this can be worked out,” he says. Morelle says he’s also asked the Assembly Banking Committee to look at frackingrelated issues. Among them: whether homeowners could violate their mortgage terms if they sign gas leases. Mortgages may have stipulations prohibiting certain uses on a property, he says.
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2,144 US servicemen and servicewomen and 1,069 Coalition servicemen and servicewomen have been killed in Afghanistan from the beginning of the war and occupation to October 26. Statistics for Afghan civilian casualties are not available. American casualties from October 13 to 23: -- Pfc. Shane G. Wilson, 20, Kuna, Idaho -- Chief Warrant Officer Michael S. Duskin, 42, Orange Park, Fla. iraqbodycount. org, icasualties.org, Department of Defense SOURCES:
The Webster Town Board will vote on whether to exceed the state property tax cap at a meeting on November 1. A public hearing precedes the vote. | Local governments in New York State have a 2 percent cap on their tax levies, unless they vote to override. | Webster plans to exceed the tax levy in its 2013 budget by $151,000, says Supervisor Ron Nesbitt. | For the past several years, the town has pulled funds from reserves and eliminated positions and, as a result, has been able to keep taxes steady, he says. But more cuts may start to impact services, he says. | The problem is driven by pension contribution levels and other state requirements, Nesbitt says, warning that other towns in the state will likely be in a similar situation soon. | Additional factors driving the override vote include rising employee health-care costs and the high costs of petroleum products like fuel and asphalt, Nesbitt says. | The public hearing is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, at Webster Town Hall, 1000 Ridge Road.
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EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
Task force takes on truancy Before the Rochester school district could launch its new crackdown on chronic truancy, school officials had to clean up their attendance records and draft a detailed plan of attack. Earlier efforts were stymied by faulty data, missteps, and a lack of coordination and follow-up. But officials say that this time they are better prepared to tackle the problem. Representatives from the school district, City of Rochester, police department, Monroe County, and several nonprofit agencies have joined together to form for the first time a task force to reduce truancy and to improve attendance in the lower grades. Task force members met last week to share recently compiled data on attendance. Poor record-keeping has obscured the truancy problem to some extent, but now that the district has improved attendance procedures, the magnitude of the problem is clearer. District-wide, absenteeism in city schools is staggering. Schools 4, 17, 22, and 30 are the worst at the elementary level, while East and Charlotte high schools rank the worst at the secondary level. On average, students in these schools missed 10 percent or more of instruction within the first eight weeks of school. At School 22, for example, 34 percent of kindergarteners had been absent for at least 10 percent or 18 days of school, and 17 percent had missed more than 20 percent of school. The situation is about the same for the school’s third graders: more than 28 percent had missed at least 10 percent of school. And nearly 18 percent had missed more than 20 percent of school. And the numbers don’t improve significantly in the district’s other elementary schools. An analysis of nearly 40 mostly K to 6 schools shows that more than 22 percent of kindergarteners, 21 percent of first graders, 18 percent of second graders, and 15 percent of third graders had missed more than 18 days of school during the first eight weeks. Out of a total of 10,538 students in kindergarten through third grade, more than 3,000 had missed a critical amount of instruction time. And they are barely a quarter of the way through the school year. School officials say they are confident their data is accurate. City schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas
has made reducing chronic truancy and improving attendance one of his highest priorities. He’s engaged city and community leaders in a plan used by the City of Yonkers that emphasizes good attendance habits in the early grades to avoid costly intervention and dropouts later.
RCSD Deputy Superintendent Anita Murphy says the purpose of the new truancy initiative is to help families. PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK
Chronic truancy is a bedrock issue directly linked to the district’s low graduation rate. Students with poor attendance habits in the early grades frequently fall behind, particularly in reading and math skills. And they are often slow to develop the self-discipline needed to study and take their education seriously. And truancy is a community-wide problem. Officials at last week’s meeting cited research showing that elementary students with high rates of absenteeism are at greater risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system as juveniles. But as officials learned in a districtcoordinated blitz of door-knocking to find truants prior to their meeting, identifying the students is only the beginning. Understanding the underlying causes of truancy and helping families is the real challenge. And it’s unclear how prepared the community is to deal with the problems. Some of the officials said they heard variations on the age-old ruses students use to stay home. For example, one student told his non-English-speaking parents that America doesn’t have school five days a week. And they believed him. But most of the problems are not so easily solved. Chronic truancy is often a result of multiple, converging issues: poverty, poor parenting skills, and health concerns, for example. “We talked to three females who were absolutely shocked that their children were not in school,” said city Commissioner Carlos Carballada, who took part in the search for truants. A visibly upset Jennifer Leonard, president and CEO of the Community Foundation, said that at three of her six visits, a severe mental health problem was the main issue behind the truancies.
And Ed Lopez, corporate counsel for the district, said he learned that the 18-year-old male he was looking for was at his pregnant girlfriend’s house. The student’s mother said she had lost control of her son’s behavior. The arsenal for getting students back into
the classroom comes with limitations and drawbacks. County officials said they can help the district find a current address for students who may have moved in the city. If the student’s family is receiving public assistance, the county typically has their current address. The county receives between 40 and 50 such calls a month from school districts searching for addresses, one official said. But providing mental health services to students and families is more difficult. There is a shortage of mental health workers in the Rochester area, according to one county official. So the county and the district may have to pool their resources. One of the biggest concerns officials discussed is the blurry definition of educational neglect, and when child protective services should be contacted. Neglect is somewhat loosely defined by the state as “impairment to the child’s education” due to lack of attendance. Parents are aware of the problem, but they’ve neglected to take steps to correct it, according to the state. As part of their effort, the Yonkers community sent a flyer home to parents, warning them that not sending their children to school is breaking the law. Anita Murphy, the Rochester school district’s deputy superintendent, says the purpose of the new truancy initiative is not criminalization, but to get families the help they need.
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he got reforms started to prevent some of the financial-industry abuses that got us into this mess. Mitt Romney, on the other hand, has attacked Dodd-Frank. Obama has reformed the federal student loan program, removing banks as middlemen, making the loans less expensive and tying payments to graduates’ income. Romney wants to undo that. Obama named Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. He ended the don’t-ask, don’t-tell policy in the military and has endorsed marriage equality. Romney, in contrast, says he would propose a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Obama has raised fuel standards and has the far more sensible attitude about the need for environmental regulations. Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency advanced rules that treat carbon dioxide as a pollutant that the EPA can regulate. He is friendlier to renewable energy and government investment in research, development, and deployment. He ended much of the US involvement in Iraq and is moving the US military out of Afghanistan. He has been criticized for both, but there is no good way to leave either place; they are not our countries, and we cannot determine their future. Through wars, muscle-flexing, torture, a unilateralist philosophy, and historical and cultural ignorance, the administration of George W. Bush severely harmed the reputation of the United States. President Obama, with Hillary Clinton as his excellent Secretary of State, has worked to undo that damage. Mitt Romney gives every indication that he would start us back down the Bush road, catering to and advised by the bellicose, expansionist, exceptionalist neo-cons of his party. And Romney’s shoot-from-the-hip pronouncement immediately after the tragedy at the Libyan consulate showed a candidate who is either callously political or dangerously belligerent. Obama has wisely begun to try to bring defense spending under control. Romney has promised to reverse that, repeating the Far Right’s fabrication that Obama has put the nation at risk and pledging to ramp up defense spending, investing in bombers and ships that we do not need. Obama argues that with our involvement in Iraq over and our involvement in Afghanistan winding down, we can afford to, and should, invest in infrastructure, education, and other areas at home. A major Obama accomplishment, of course,
is the Affordable Care Act, which Romney has promised to repeal. Obama conceded too much to special health-care interests at the outset, but the act is already expanding access
and coverage, and that will increase as the act kicks in fully. It is an imperfect but crucially important step toward just, affordable health care for all Americans. The United States does have to come to grips with the cost, waste, and warped incentives of its health-care system, something that a single-payer system would have dealt with more quickly and easily. Americans and their elected officials must also agree that because people are living longer – and more expensive life-enhancing treatments are available – some cost increases are unavoidable in a humane society. We also need to agree that as we live longer, healthier, active lives, Social Security and Medicare will require adjustments. The answer, however, is not to reduce access to health care, make Americans more reliant on
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The next president will almost certainly name at least one Supreme Court justice, and if that president is Romney, Roe v. Wade will likely be a thing of the past.” the private insurance industry, push Medicaid costs further onto financially strapped states, and turn the efficient, effective Medicare system into a privatized voucher system, as Romney and his conservative party want to do. Particularly threatened by a Romney administration would be women’s health and reproductive choice. The right-wing influence in this area is especially strong, and whether out of conviction or political motivation, Romney would put their ideology into law. The next president will almost certainly name at least one Supreme Court justice, and if that president is Romney, Roe v. Wade will likely be a thing of the past. In areas such as insurance coverage for contraceptives, Planned Parenthood funding in the US, and family planning assistance abroad, Mitt Romney would push women back into a harsher, colder era, in which crucial life decisions were made by government, not by them and their doctors. From the start, a second term for Barack
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University of Rochester Medical Center is looking for families and friends of loved ones who died by suicide (suicide survivors) who are willing to participate in a study to better understand their needs and experiences in the aftermath of a suicide. The study will examine both health concerns and experiences with the criminal justice and health systems. The study’s goal is to better understand the needs and experiences of suicide survivors. The study involves participation in a focus group and several surveys. This group is recommended for people who have had a loved one die by suicide at least six months ago. Participation should take approximately three hours, and participants will receive a $20 gift card to a local store as payment. For more information or questions about this research, you may call Dr. Jeanna Mastrocinque at 585-275-5488, or email her at Jeanna_Mastrocinque@urmc.rochester.edu Barack Obama: A strong, principled president deserving a second term. PHOTO BY JEWEL SAMAD/ AFP/Getty Images
growth has been small and unemployment and under-employment large. The recovery has been weaker than it might have been, thanks in part to Republican obstructionism, in part to Obama’s naiveté and over-reliance on advice from the financial industry. But what we are crawling out of is no ordinary recession; the hole was too deep to bounce up out of. The unpaid Bush wars and tax cuts, the runaway greed in the financial industry: no president could have completely undone the damage and healed our deep hurt in four years. We all want the pain to end. And Mitt Romney has played to that longing, selling, like a 12st-century Harold Hill, the line that his business experience is just what we need to fix our troubles. And there is no question that if Mitt Romney is elected, he will have a different economic policy than President Obama has had. Romney has embraced fully the conservative philosophy that a key to improving the economy is to cut taxes, something that has been disproved again and again. The conservatives’ aim, clearly, is not only to benefit the wealthiest Americans but also to starve the programs that help the neediest and most vulnerable. The result would also be an increase in the deficit. And Romney still refuses to say how he could reduce revenue and reduce the deficit at the same time. All he will tell us is that he has a plan, and it will work – because he’s a businessman. As for that business experience: Heading a national government requires different skills and a different mentality than running a business, even when boosting jobs and improving the economy is a high priority for a president. And in fact Romney’s experience at Bain Capital offers a good example: success for private equity firms is based on financial profit for the investors, regardless of the human cost. City
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For proof that the Obama administration has been on the right track, look at the recovery of the American auto industry, and at the fact that we are in better shape than many European countries. Proof that we may be an election away from landing in Europe’s fix: Romney and Ryan are preaching the same austerity sermon that has made the situation far worse in countries like Greece. On issues alone, we would endorse President Obama for a second term. But there is
another, equally serious concern about Romney: character. It’s hard to know what he stands for. On too many things, he has been too vague. On others, and on some very important issues, he has changed positions repeatedly. It would be one thing if he truly had changed his mind. That would suggest an openness, a willingness to learn, and a willingness to accept that he has been wrong in the past. But a candidate who swings wildly from moderate to “severely conservative” back to moderate in a few months is doing it purely for political reasons. There is also the issue of Romney’s being out of touch, growing not only out of his wealth but also out of an apparently cocooned life as a business executive in which he does not know, and has not tried to learn about, the hardships of those less fortunate than he. And that is hardened by a troubling callousness exhibited in his 47-percent remark and in his statements that he would enact policies that would, in effect, starve out undocumented immigrants, leading them to “self-deport.” Wealth should not be a disqualifier for political candidates. We have had excellent wealthy presidents and excellent poor presidents who came from exceptionally humble
backgrounds. What is important is their attitude, how their background has shaped them And then there are the lies and distortions. Romney has lied about Obama’s record and about his own policies: lied when he said federal spending has grown at a rate “without precedent in recent history,” lied when he said Obama has gone abroad apologizing for the United States, lied when he said that the health-care plan he favors will cover pre-existing conditions, lied when he said Obama has cut $716 billion out of Medicare, lied when he said he sought out women for his administration when he was governor of Massachusetts, lied when he said the Affordable Care Act created a government take-over of health care, lied when he said that under Obama’s welfare plan, recipients wouldn’t have to try to find work, that government would just send them a check. He has trotted out these falsehoods again and again, despite repeated refutation by nonpartisan fact-checkers. It is indicative of the campaign’s respect for truth that in the face of those refutations, a Romney pollster told a Republican gathering that the campaign wouldn’t be “dictated by fact-checkers.” Two additional issues cause us to worry
about the possibility of a Romney presidency. One is the continuing gridlock in Congress. Voters seem worn out by the bickering and partisanship, and rightly so. Mitt Romney says he offers the best chance for bi-partisanship in Washington, and he points to his record in Massachusetts, saying that as governor, he worked successfully with the Democratdominated legislature to get things done. Some Americans apparently have bought that pitch. The Des Moines Register, for instance, endorsed Romney on Sunday – its first endorsement of a Republican for president in 40 years – because its editorial writers think he will be more likely to break the deadlock in Washington. But the New York Times recently gave this assessment of the Romney era in Massachusetts: “Bipartisanship was in short supply; Statehouse Democrats complained he variously ignored, insulted or opposed them, with intermittent charm offensives. He vetoed scores of legislative initiatives and excised budget line items a remarkable 844 times, according to the nonpartisan research group factcheck.org. Lawmakers reciprocated by quickly overriding the vast bulk of them.” “The big-ticket items that Mr. Romney proposed when he entered office in January 2003 went largely unrealized,” said the Times article, “and some that were achieved turned out to have a comparatively minor impact. A wholesale restructuring of state government was dead on arrival in the legislature; an ambitious overhaul of the state university
system was stillborn; a consolidation of transportation fiefs never took place.” Blame that outcome on the Democrats or blame it on Romney; the fact is, he has greatly exaggerated his ability to get things done when he was governor. And there is no reason whatsoever to believe that he would have more success as president – unless, of course, the Republican Party, now fully a captive of its right wing, wins control of the Senate in November. And that brings up one of the most troubling prospects of a Romney presidency: the influence of the hard-right faction in his party. Some moderate Republicans – the Times’ David Brooks, for one – have taken comfort in Romney’s recent apparent tack back to the faux-center. They are fooling themselves. A president is not a king, not even in his own party. Conservatives were heatedly opposed to Romney as the nominee. They did not trust him then, and while they were comforted by his selection of Paul Ryan as the vice-presidential candidate, they do not trust him now. But they will not be happy if Romney turns his back on them after his inauguration. They have a clear agenda. They control the House. They control the Republicans in the Senate. And they have shown that they are not only willing but eager to unseat any Republican who doesn’t toe their line. That will certainly include a president. And there seems little doubt that if he is elected, Mitt Romney would want a second term as badly as he wanted the first one, and that he would do whatever it took to get it. For Barack Obama’s supporters, the 2012
election does not carry the emotional weight of the election four years ago. But for many of his critics, the reverse is true. Their dislike of Obama is deep, and regardless of their feelings about Mitt Romney, they will get to the polls, and they will vote for him. Obama has done good things for this country. He has reversed a slide that would have resulted in economic pain much more severe than what we have experienced. He has promoted policies that will help ordinary Americans in areas of health care, college tuition, and workplace equality. He has a sane, even-handed approach to foreign policy. He recognizes the threat of global warming. This is a crucial election, whose outcome will have a long-lasting impact on this country. It is not a time to overlook issues of character, or to let the hope for a stronger economy override concerns about affordable health care, equality, justice, income disparity, racism, and militarism. Barack Obama was the superior choice in 2008. And he is the superior choice in 2012.
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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.)
Public hearing on transit planning
The Genesee Transportation Council, the metropolitan planning organization for the Genesee Finger Lakes Region, will hold a planning committee meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 8. The meeting is at the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, 1372 East Main Street.
Localization movement film
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua hosts a showing of the 2011 documentary film “The Economics of Happiness” at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 2. The film looks at the localization movement and the response to globaliza-
tion. It will be shown at 3024 Cooley Road.
Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue.
Author talks about housing justice
Book group discusses slavery’s legacy
The Flying Squirrel Community Space hosts a talk by Hannah Dobbz at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, on her new book “Nine-tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States.” The book examines the history of squatting and property struggles in the US. The event is at 285 Clarissa Street.
Hearing on Midtown’s public space
The City of Rochester holds a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, to present designs for the open space and public realm portion of the Midtown Redevelopment Project. It includes plans for new streets, sidewalks, and open spaces. The event is at the Central
The Moving Beyond Racism Book Group meets to discuss “Escape from Slavery” by Francis Bok and Edward Tivnan at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 5. The meeting is at Barnes and Noble, Pittsford Plaza. It is not necessary to have read the book to participate.
Recycle at the zoo
The Seneca Park Zoo holds a “Go Green Recycle Rally” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 4. Televisions, computers, monitors, DVD players, microwave ovens, and video games are among the electronic items that will be accepted. There is a charge of $2 a pound for batteries, but most other items are accepted free. The event is at 2222 St. Paul Street.
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“pig candy” in one sitting. If someone told me that the smoker at Good Smoke hung over the fires of Hell itself, I’d nod thoughtfully, and then return to gnawing on a pork rib like a zombie in a George Romero movie. The best horror novels and movies always
rest on a great back story. The genus of Good [ REVIEW ] BY JAMES LEACH Smoke BBQ goes back to when co-owners Brian and Kelly Wemett and their friends, Around this time of year, I tend to pull husband and wife Josh Bickham and Rachel my copy of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories off the DeBlieck, met in high school. Since then Brian shelf, looking for something to send a chill and Bickham have stacked up long histories up my spine. The plot of every one of the in the restaurant industry developing some old hack’s stories is the same: some deeply serious cooking chops and more than a little bit troubled soul trying to warn an unsuspecting of twisted whimsy, which shows itself in Good world of the dangers lurking just out of sight Smoke’s appetizer menu. Brian worked his way — amid the Cyclopean masonry of a longthrough college in the kitchen at Salvatore’s dead civilization, in the degenerate rituals in East Rochester. Josh Bickham helped to of debased people calling up dead Cthulhu open the kitchen at Black & Blue in Pittsford, from his grave in R’lyeh. and held down the line at Salena’s for a time, For uptight calorie-counting diners, learning and perfecting his craft in the trenches. the menu at East Rochester’s Good Smoke But it wasn’t until 2006, when Wemett BBQ might serve the same purpose. It’s the and Bickham took Wemett’s recipes for vegetarian equivalent of a horror novel in rubs and barbecue sauces to an event which a desperate cardiologist tries to alert called Oinktoberfest in Clarence, that otherwise happy and oblivious diners to the Good Smoke was truly born. Six years and danger hiding in that basket of delectable countless barbecue competition trophies meatballs wrapped in bacon and tossed with later, the quartet, now a quintet with the barbecue sauce, or the damnation that is sure addition of partner John Vallone (another to follow eating a whole basket full of crispy high-school friend), opened Good Smoke BBQ in March 2012. Located in a nondescript-looking building on the edge of East Rochester, nothing but the sign out front screams barbecue. If you aren’t looking for it, or if the light at the intersection of Washington Street and West Commercial Street doesn’t slow you down, you might miss Good Smoke altogether amidst the other commercial clutter. That would be a pity, because the food that pitmaster Brian Wemett and chef Josh Bickham are turning out is nothing short of stunning. Wemett’s barbecue sauce is heavy on the spices but not terribly City’s restaurant critic found the sauce at East Rochester’s Good Smoke hot, with a good BBQ “a good balance of sweet and salty,” which is heavy on spice but balance of sweet and not terribly hot. PHOTO BY MIKE HANLON
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salty that complements just about everything you might think to put it on. It’s sensational as a glaze for some of the meatiest pork ribs I’ve found in a long time of searching, it soaks into pulled beef and pulled pork in ways that are almost obscenely good, and it’s even nice drizzled over slices of smoked turkey breast or dabbed on bits of smoked sausage (billed as Texas hot links on the menu). There is no dainty way to approach this food, so abandon decorum and dig in with your hands, cutlery be damned. The lingering scent of smoked meat and sauce will stay with you for a long time, a pleasant reminder of past orgies of meat consumption. (Combo platters feature two or three meat options with two sides and cornbread run $15.95-$18.95.)
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I have never been to a barbecue competition,
but talking to Kelly Wemett about the ones that the Good Smoke BBQ team has competed in makes me want to correct the error of my ways. There’s a lot more than barbecue going on at these things. The contestants also develop sides, and appetizers, and even desserts, coming up with combinations that push the boundaries of propriety and good sense. Many of these prizewinning creations have ended up on the menu at Good Smoke BBQ. Take the signature moinkballs, for instance: a dozen cocktail-size meatballs wrapped in bacon, passed through the smoker, and then tossed with barbecue sauce — inspired and totally sinful ($6.95). Or the pulled-pork eggrolls ($5.95), which turn the typical Chinese carry-out snack on its head substituting slaw for the cabbage and pulled pork for the usual mystery meat inside a crunchy shell. A plate of tater tots ($5.95) certainly doesn’t seem out of place, but it’s even better tossed with Cajun spices and doused with nacho cheese sauce (a guilty indulgence that you probably want to eat alone with the shades drawn, lest the neighbors see what you are up to). Or you could give up all pretense of restraint and just order a basket of pig candy ($7.95), crispy fried bacon dusted with pork rub and slathered with barbecue sauce. As good as it is, half the pleasure of eating a whole basket of bacon is how unholy it feels. Sure, there are vegetables on the menu. There’s corn and slaw, and there’s even a single salad ($7.95) for those who want to feign virtue (even if it is full of cubes of tangy smoked cheddar and dressed in a house-made creamy barbecue ranch dressing for which I desperately want the recipe). But if you look around, all you’ll see is meat, meat, and more meat. And that’s absolutely the way it should be. Dig in; you can repent some other time. (Add bacon to anything for $1.95. Seriously.) rochestercitynewspaper.com City 11
Ghost hunting isn’t just for movies and TV — real people do it, and they do it in Rochester. Get to know three area ghost-hunting groups
rom Casper the friendly ghost, to movies like “Paranormal Activity,” and even closer to home with the Fox Sisters, people have always been intrigued with the mysteries of the afterlife. The “seen” of it — dead bodies, tombstones in the ground — hasn’t always been enough. It’s something that religions and theorists of the world have debated pretty much forever. What happens next? Whatever you believe, there’s a chance that you’ve had something seemingly inexplicable happen in your life — a flicker of a light, a noise in the night, or something else that raised the hairs on the back of your neck. That’s where the handful of paranormal investigating groups based in Rochester come in. But this isn’t a real-life version of what you remember from “Ghostbusters.” There are no vacuum cleaners sucking up spirits, or invisible forces hurling lamps across a room. These groups are dedicated to investigating the truth behind the paranormal, and they operate with a healthy sense of skepticism. This isn’t about the spooky and scary, but a look into the very real and
From left to right: Rob Pistilli, Rich Eider, and Adam Bestram, members of Monroe
very normal lives of some of Rochester’s own paranormal investigators.
ans of television shows like “Ghost
Hunters” or “Ghost Adventures” are used to a hyped-up, sensationalized version of ghost hunting. That’s not the reality experienced by groups like Monroe County Paranormal Investigations. “It’s a weird field,” says Brian Cardilli, one of two lead investigators at Monroe County Paranormal Investigations. “If you’re in your house and you see something weird, most people’s reaction is to run away from it, where we run after it.” Cases come in via e-mail or a phone hotline, and members will conduct a standard interview to gather information — all part of the organization’s completely free investigations. “Sometimes you’re able to get a good idea that it probably isn’t paranormal right off the bat,” Cardilli says. “But we still check it out anyway if they want us to. It’s not an exact science by any means. There’s a lot of different theories as to what you’re
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County Paranormal Investiagtions, during a recent investigation at Ellison Park. looking for and how to find it, and Next the group will conduct a walkthrough in the group I tend to be one of the most with Rob Pistilli, the group’s medium, a person skeptical ones. That’s not to say I haven’t who claims to be able to communicate with had anything weird happen to me. When your pant leg gets tugged and there’s nobody the spiritual plane. None of the interview or case details are shared with the medium, and there, that’s kind of unnerving.” the group relies on him as another tool to The group is currently made up of 10 gather information, even if what he comes up volunteer members, including teachers, with isn’t as tangible as some of the discoveries construction workers, law enforcement agents, that they will later use in reports. and firemen. These are people with day jobs, “Whatever [the medium] picks up I can’t meaning the work has to be done at night. use as evidence,” Cardilli says. “Like if I The investigations aren’t done at night for wanted to put something on the website that some kind of scare factor: working at night could be proof of something, I’m not putting also allows the members to concentrate on heightening their other senses, such as hearing. up a story that Rob was able to come up with this or this.” The group instead prefers to rely A typical investigation starts with the lead on harder, more concrete evidence. investigator doing a walkthrough of a property The group then splits into teams, taking with its owner, while the other members set different areas of a site, and then really up equipment. The technology used by MCPI exciting part starts: waiting. includes cameras (still cameras, video cameras, “It actually becomes kind of boring,” and even night-vision cameras), recording Cardilli says. “And when I say boring, I mean, devices, 360 degree microphones, and you’re sitting there, you’re quiet. You might electromagnetic field meters.
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be asking questions, trying to get a response from something. But you’re sitting there in the dark, and basically listening, trying to heighten your senses.” While some investigations may last only a couple of hours, it is not uncommon for them to run most of the night. Most reports the group receives are of unnatural occurrences happening later in the night, and the group stays as late as the case may dictate. “We’re there to help, to try to put your mind at ease or whatever. If we can explain it away as natural, perfect,” Cardilli says. Locally the group has investigated places such as Geva Theatre Center, where up in the costume room Cardilli was able to use a K2 EFM meter, which has a series of lights that will light up depending on the amount and strength of electromagnetic fields it detects. “I put that thing down and it wasn’t registering anything, and I said, ‘If you’re here, make the lights light up.’ And they lit up,” Cardilli says. “I said, ‘OK, do it again,’ and they lit up, all the way. I said, ‘All right, now light it up once for no, twice for yes,’ and proceeded to have about a 15-minute conservation and kept getting hits. And I have it on tape, where this was happening.” In the five years that Cardilli has been investigating he’s only had such a conversation twice, the second time was in the basement of the Main Street Armory. “That I can’t explain,” Cardilli says. “I have no idea how that happened scientifically. [The K2 meter] is not just going to do that.” Even after doing paranormal investigations for five years, Cardilli still feels that staying impartial, and being skeptical, is an important part of the field, and essential for being taken seriously. “Every investigation I go into skeptical,” Cardilli says. “I think you have to. If you go in looking for something that’s paranormal, you’re probably going to find it.” Within the group there are different levels of skepticism. Cardilli is not one to easily accept orbs — a contested photography phenomenon that may look like a blue or white speck in a photograph — as anything more than dust or light flares on a lens, while other members of the group may be convinced that the photo captures the presence of something paranormal. “You have to have those arguments, otherwise you have no credibility,” Cardilli says. “We do take what we do seriously. If you throw anything up on your website, you’ve lost your credibility. We know there are people out there who will never believe in what we do, and that’s fine. Sometimes I have a hard time believing in what we do. But that’s not what we’re here for. We’re not here to convince people that this stuff happens; we’re here to help people.” Case files and photographs from MCPI can be seen on the group’s website, monroecoparanormalinvestigations.com. You can also contact the group via its hotline at 585-506-8037.
egion 7, a regional paranormal-research group, was founded in 2008 by TJ
Kulpa and Bill Mutschler, who discovered that one of their coworkers was a medium. They were all out grabbing a bite to eat and she brought up that she talked to dead people. Not your usual dinner conversation. “She started getting to the point where she actually was doing readings, and it started not making logical sense the things that she would know,” Kulpa says. “It came to the point where it wasn’t just coincidence.” The meeting sparked an interest that Kulpa and Mutschler had shared growing up, but which work, family, and kids had made them forget. The pair started with a Syracusebased group, but found it too chaotic. That group was bent on always finding something, instead of taking a clear and scientific approach to the investigations, they say. “We’re not scientists, but we at least know that approach.” Kulpa says. “A logical, methodical, disciplined approach,” Mutschler says. (Kulpa is in product marketing and Mutschler is in business analytics.) “When we first started this I had the perception there would be action. I don’t mean action like people getting thrown down steps — it’s not like ‘The Exorcist’ or ‘Ghostbusters.’ But I expected to actually experience something in person, and to this date I really haven’t,” Mutschler says. “Most of the times it’s very quiet. You don’t necessarily go away thinking anything happened, until after the fact.” With many investigations the group leaves thinking it has found nothing, only to pick up on something later while analyzing data, such as the hours of video and audio recordings a group may take during an investigation. Region 7 has found that keeping accurate records is important, because most interactions have been after-the-fact readings picked up by recording devices, and the group needs to know where every person involved was at any given moment to rule out human interference. While other groups might post everything they find on their official websites or on Facebook and try to pass it off as evidence, Regionl 7 actually withholds much of its findings, and only shares data that the group feels is clearly paranormally influenced. “It’s stuff like that [groups posting anything and everything] which ruins it for those of us that are trying to make it some sort of scientific approach to this thing,” Kulpa says. “We have no reason to fake this. We aren’t making money off of this, we have no reason to try to hoax people,” Mutschler says. “I think where we’re different is because we have jobs that require logical progression through disciplined steps. Project managementtype stuff — that’s the approach we bring,” Mutschler says. “We try to tell people that just because you run through the dark with a digital recorder does not make you a scientist.” Most of the sites that Region 7 has investigated to date have been commercial
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Rochester area Paranormal investigating groups conduct research at a mixture of private and public locations, including many in our own backyard.
sites. Most private-residence requests it has received — even those by coworkers — back out at the last minute. “We’ve even had people at work come up to us and say, ‘Here’s what’s going on in my house and I’d love you guys to come. But you know what, I don’t want to know. I don’t want you to come and give me evidence that it’s not my imagination anymore, because then I’m going to have to move,’” Mutschler says. The group mostly investigates sites that its members seek out, including regional locations such as the Phelps General Store, the Palmyra Museum, Happy Valley (an allegedly haunted wildlife area in the Parish area), and it is currently working on scheduling to get into the Cartwright Inn, a inn in Henrietta that is featured on local ghost-walking tours. The group has also traveled to the Civil War battlefields near Gettysburg, where despite the historical significance, didn’t find as much as they had hoped. “It’s like catching fish,” Kulpa says. “They’re either on or off.” “When you’re at the pond you know there’s fish in there, you just might not get any that day you are there,” Mutschler says. “Whatever’s out there, whatever it is doesn’t perform on command.” But even if the group doesn’t find anything on a given night, it’s still an experience that the members enjoy. “There is some excitement. It’s cool to be in a cool old building at night with the lights out. There’s something kind of intriguing about that, so that’s kind of fun and exciting. But we’re not running around looking for ghouls and goblins,” Mutschler says. Region 7 Paranormal Research covers the Rochester, Finger Lakes, and Syracuse areas. For more information you can visits its website at r7paranormal.com.
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investigation would consist of nearly two dozen people storming through a private residence. “This isn’t an adventure, this is something that actually is serious. This is something where you’re dealing with people’s livelihoods,” Burkhart says. Burkhart had his own unexplainable experiences as a child, and at that time there were no local groups that he was able to connect with. That led to him forming a group on his own. The organization’s hotline averages two to three calls per month. And while, yes, it is investigating paranormal activity, it strives to do so with a human touch by recreating the scenario that led to the paranormal experience a client may have felt, document the conditions that led up to, during, and after the experience, and then ultimately consoling the individuals on what may have happened and how they reacted to it. “In rare cases we’ll find people that were actually ecstatically happy that they had had a ghostly experience or something, because it was something new to them,” Burkhart says. “Usually the best course of action is to assist a person in being better able to understand and comprehend what it was they had experienced. By helping them to accept it more, they are usually able to handle it better. In other words, you take something from being an unknown and turn it into a known.” While the group relies on various field devices to monitor electromagnetic waves, spikes in temperature, and other quantifiable atmospheric data, the most important evidence-gathering device is something that anybody can hone. “It’s called common sense — we use the human mind,” Burkhart says. “We use our own mental capacities, and so far it’s never steered us wrong. We don’t fail in what we do. We usually excel.” The group also relies on the use of mediums, a common practice in the field. It can be easy to get caught up in the spookiness. For Burkhart, it’s something that has
Infrared cameras, such as the one shown above, help investigators capture paranormal activity.
been a part of his life for more than 32 years. “To me this is second nature,” Burkhart says. “To me, going out and investigating a site or conducting some research on the matter, it’s more of a passion; it’s more of a love. The sense of adventure disappeared years ago. To me a ghost’s a ghost and a UFO is a UFO, a so-called Bigfoot is a so-called Bigfoot. To me the real thrill is in determining and possibly recreating the experience itself.” The group is bound by a clause within its investigation agreement to keep its findings private, and given how personal some of these experiences are and how controversial the whole field can be, that public trust is something that the group takes very seriously. Burkhart also brought up that privacy is important to clients who may wish to protect their personal or business life and not have people look at them differently because they have a paranormal investigation group come to their home. “There are some businesses that do frown on people that are into the paranormal, they continue to be somewhat of an oddball or a flake and they may not wish to have that person continue under their employ,” Burkhart says. “They don’t want people to start thinking they are on the lunatic fringe, time to call in the guys with the white coats.” The group does not charge for its investigations, looking at them as a service to the community. “How can I charge you to come in and deal with something that you can’t see?” Burkhart says. “When you’re helping people, the reward is in helping individuals while also gaining access to potentially a new experience, where then hopefully we can get audio recording, video recording, or photographic recording of the phenomenon in question.” Beyond Known can be reached at beyond-known.com or at 585-385-6396.
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Upcoming [ Pop/Rock ] Peatchy Nietzschy 20 Year Reunion Sunday, November 10. Bug Jar. 219 Monroe Ave. TBA. 9 p.m. 454-2966. bugjar.com [Pop/Rock] Rubblebucket Saturday, December 29. Water Street Music Hall. 204 N. Water St. $15-$18. 9 p.m. 3525600. waterstreetmusic.com
[ Classical ] RPO: Gala Holiday Pops Friday, December 21-Sunday, December 23. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. $10-$82. Various. 454-2100. rpo.org
The Soft Moon
Thursday, November 1 Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. | $8-$12 | 454-2966, bugjar.com [ POST PUNK ] This San Francisco-based trio began as
the intensely introspective solo project of Luis Vasquez in 2009. Vasquez has since recruited a full cast of musicians, but remains the driving creative force behind the band’s selfdescribed “post-apocalyptic” aesthetic. The Soft Moon catalog has definite roots in the 80’s industrial goth scene (i.e. Joy Division), but beneath this dark, sometimes melodramatic, canopy there are moments of imposing clarity. Incorporating flashes of early post-punk and the enveloping moodiness of classic darkwave, the group’s sound is eerily epic. Live performances, accompanied by “immersive video visuals,” offer a complete sensory experience that is at once emotionally expansive and intriguingly insular. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR.
MxPx, Unwritten Law Sunday, November 4 Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 7 p.m. | $15-$18 | waterstreetmusic.com [ PUNK ] Pop-punk mainstays MxPx have been at the
game for so long, Clinton-era fans who grew up with their infectious brand of pretense-free punk now have kids of their own. Managing to keep things fresh without completely reinventing the wheel, the band released its ninth studio album this year. That the group is still together and rocking out is a testament to the members’ tried and true punk rock that appeals to the kids. MxPx shares the stage with Unwritten Law, Versus the World, and FLF. — BY DAVE LABARGE
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. 5:30 p.m. Free.
Rock ’n’ Roll Social Club played loud and hard at Pineapple Jacks on Friday, October 26. photo by FRANK DE BLASE
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[ ROCK ] I’ve seen the multi-Juno-Award-winning
Tragically Hip twice before in Rochester, and have to say this is one of the best-sounding “big rock” bands to grace local stages. The Canadian super group has a new platter in tow, “Now For Plan A,” it’s 13th in a long line of releases dating back to 1987 (though the band began in 1983). The Tragically Hip is quasi-conceptual lyrically but not so much instrumentally. That would make the group prog rock, and that wouldn’t necessarily work here…although singer Gordon Downie could sing anything and give it wings. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Dillon Francis, Clockwork, Baauer Tuesday, November 6 Pearl Nightclub, 349 East Ave. 8 p.m. | $15 | 325-5660 [ Electronic ] Dillon Francis produces an upbeat dance
beat, which it makes it all the more surprising when he gets to the drop and goes all dubby. Francis is making a stop in Rochester to promote his Wet and Reckless tour, and it will be interesting to see if he displays all the personality in person that he does in his promotional materials. But if the music is any indication it should be electrifying. Clockwork will be on hand from the NYC to give you a bass-heavy house blast you won’t soon forget. His remixes are tight examples of just how finger-snapping waves of electronic noise can be, and he’s been doing remixes for the likes of Lil’ Jon and Steve Aoki. — BY SUZAN PERO
I kind of wish I didn’t know the score last night. I wonder if I didn’t know that this was Glen Campbell’s final tour, or that the entertainer has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, whether the show would have impacted me as deeply as it did. I guess in the end it added to the achingly poignant sting of his lyrics and this bittersweet goodbye. For his packed show at the beautiful State Theatre in Ithaca, Campbell came out swinging and strong, opening with “Forever Gentle On My Mind.” The song proved that he still has the guitar chops, as he dug in to his neon blue guitar with a terse and tight twang. And at 76, the man’s voice — both range and tone — are still intact. He rolled out all the hits, including “Galveston,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Country Boy,” “Southern Nights,” and of course “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Campbell is to be lauded for his courage as he faces uncertainty with a smile and a wave. It was an honor to be there to wave back. Pineapple Jack’s PA system has two settings: loud and off. And it certainly wasn’t off Friday night as Rock ’n’ Roll
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instruments in an intense and fun set of energetic hard rock. This band is essentially BoneYard minus king of the multi-octave wail, JJ Lang, and with the addition of the king of stomp and twang Little Keith. The band is still in its transitional period as far as composition and comfort goes, but has already arrived at the intensity level afforded by the band’s collective experience, even with the new line-up’s stitches still showing. Charlotte, North Carolina’s Blanco Diablo followed with a blend of hard rock a couple of clicks past Motorhead and Thin Lizzy and into metal territory. For just three cats on board, this band was downright slick and ferocious. By the time the rock subsided and the smoke cleared I stumbled to the door with my head ringing. This was hard rock done right. Right on. Humped the Chevy across town after that to catch the tail end of Brian Lindsay’s set at Lovin’ Cup. Lindsay and his band were in the home stretch when I rolled up and were nice enough to break out one of my favorite tunes of theirs, “Summerville.” Lindsay’s rock ’n’ roll is rivaled only by his prolific pen. Lindsay is our Boss.
[ Blues ] Blackened Blues. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 10 p.m. Free. Halloween: Natalie B Band. 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. 2714650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ Classical ] FLCC Faculty Recital. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. 7 p.m. Free. Live from Hochstein: Chroma Piano Trio. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 12:15 p.m. Free. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Adam. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. Fright Nite. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. Call for info. Halloween Party. Stoneyard Bar and Grill, 1 Main St. 637-3390. 10 p.m. Call for info. The Lobby Presents: Hustlevania!. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 10 p.m. 21+. $3. Y Not Wednesday w/DJ ET. Venu Resto-Lounge, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. Call for info. [ Jazz ] Bob Henley. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 6 p.m. Call for info. Charlie Hunter. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 2929940. 8 p.m. $20. El Rojo Jazz. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. continues on page 19
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As Rick told us, “I don’t think I need to rewire ZZ Top.” The idea was to let ZZ be ZZ, and the best ZZ we could be. To this end, we staged a host of late-night jam sessions along with Rick to loosen things up, and when it came time to record, Rick and the band were all about getting the best possible performances down solid and tight.
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ZZ Top has established itself as its own genre that supersedes just rock ‘n’ roll and the blues. “La Futura” is the hirsute hipster trio’s new Rick Rubin-produced platter, and it’s the group’s first studio album in nine years. It’s classic ZZ Top with a smoldering tone, swaggering back beat, and Frigidaire cool. At the center of it all is Billy F. Gibbons’ swampy guitar and gravel-road voice. With Dusty Hill (bass) and Frank Beard (drums) as the ultimate laid-back rhythm section, the band sounds fresh and exciting without forsaking the Texas boogie that compels diehards to come to the tube-driven altar. After more than 40 years at the game, and 15 albums to the band’s credit, ZZ Top shows no signs of slowing down. Gibbons even took issue when we suggested an end even existed. We gave Gibbons a few Q’s and he fired back some A’s. Read on for an edited transcript of the conversation. CITY: How have you maintained the band’s lowdown sound over 40 years and 15 albums, and managed to keep it fresh? Billy F. Gibbons: We’re still doing much the
same thing now as when we started, yet we’ve
stepped up with the times and technology. It’s still a blues-based thing, yet we’re not averse to some exploratory excursions on the sonic horizon. We like to play and remain engaged to test the limits rather than submit to ossification, doing the “same ol’, same ol’”...which is not to say we’d be averse to doing a song off our first album. It’s all part of a continuum and we’re pretty comfortable to be hard at it.
Lots of different ways. Sometimes a riff or a melody comes along and mandates that lyrics be created to complement. And, often as not, a lyric, turn of phrase, or just a title will ignite a tune. It’s not a set circumstance, which is OK with me since it always makes the process interesting and new. What makes for a good ZZ Top show?
An enthusiastic audience is always appreciated, as we want those folks to have a memorable experience, which, in turn, raises the stakes for us. Sometimes you can sense, “It’s gonna be one of those nights of nights,” and everything ratchets up a notch. We’re up there on stage to ensure you have a good time. If you do, we do. What do you do for fun?
How has the band managed to survive every fickle trend in the music business?
We like doing this, so the fact is if our audience was only a fraction of what it is, we’d still do it. From the start we played full tilt — even wrapped a full-blown concert early on where there was only one paying customer. We completed a set, took a break, bought the guy a coke, then finished the show. That reality underscores that back then, we came to play, and that’s still what we do. We like it all, from 45 RPM, to LPs, to eight-track tapes, to cassettes, to CDs, and digital downloads. All good. Tons of rock ‘n’ roll bands cite ZZ Top as an influence, yet nobody sounds like ZZ Top. What’s so hard for them?
There are, in fact, a few ZZ Top tribute bands, and one of them, Fandango!, featured a certain Billy Bob Thornton on drums. I don’t know if anybody out there should strive to sound exactly like us, as one’s best calling card is the development of a sound all your
Numerous automotive projects are always in process, and we collect African art, both of which could be full-time pursuits. And, of course, between the BBQ party in the venue parking lot, there’s the infamous radiocontrolled race-cars in the lot during show day afternoon. As noted, we like to play. What artists are you listening to these days?
I mentioned those Amplified Heat guys, and there’s our pals The Black Keys, who really know how to put it down. We’re also digging Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, also out of Austin and LA punkers Surprise Vacation. How will it end? What will be the legacy of ZZ Top?
“How will it end?” C’mon, we’re just getting started. Ask that question in another 43 years. The legacy, one hopes, will be one that highlights the band’s three Ts: tone, taste, and tenacity. Oh yeah!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Paul Killion. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 5894512. Call for info. Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Band. Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave. 865-3320. 6 p.m. Call for info. 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.
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[ Open Mic ] Open Acoustic Mic Night w/ Mandy. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 388-0136. 9 p.m. Free. Open Jam - Halloween Party. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. 582-1830. Call for info. 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 ] 1st Annual Sticky Lips Halloween Party in the Pit ft.Epilogue, Children in Heat. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 8 p.m. $5-$8. Bonerama. Nietzsche’s, 246 Allen St. (716) 886-8539. 8 p.m. $20. Halloween Bash Part Two: Bobby Henrie & The Goners. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8:30 p.m. $5-$7. Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers w/Miggs. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 3255600. 8 p.m. $18-$20. The Zombie Halloween Ball w/The Moon Zombies. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. $6.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Jim Lane. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 6 p.m. Free. continues on page 20 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 19
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Mama Hart Band. The Landing Bar and Grille, 30 Fairport Village Landing. 425-7490. 10 p.m. Free.
McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 7 p.m. Free. Joan Burch, Jim Carroll. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. 340-8720. 7 p.m. Free. [ Blues ] Dirty Bourbon Blues Band w/Ezra and The Storm. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 8 p.m. $5. Steve West. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. 582-1830. Call for info. [ Classical ] Adam Unsworth, horn with Ligeti Horn Trio. Ciminelli Formal Lounge – Eastman School of Music, Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. Free. Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts. 1st Universalist Church, 150 S. Cinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. Guest Artist Recital - Duo Diorama. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. Free. Adam Unsworth, Yuki Numata, Eric Heubner. Ciminelli Formal Lounge – Eastman School of Music, Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ Country ] The Sweetback Sisters. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 8:30 p.m. $10-$13. [ Jazz ] Andy Calabrese Duo. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. The D’Jagoners. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Marc Schwart Trio. Acanthus Cafe, 337 East Ave. 319-5999. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ Reggae/Jam ] Reggae Thursday. Club NV, 123 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. $5 before 11 pm. [ Pop/Rock ] Consider the Source w/Jeff Bujak. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $3-$5. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 9 p.m. Call for info. The Fools w/My Panacea, Fire Red, and Dan Miraldi. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. $5. Gene Romano. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 8 p.m. Call for info. The Soft Moon w/Group Rhoda, MNT DST. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. $10-$12.
COUNTRY | The Sweetback Sisters
ACOUSTIC/FOLK | Maria Gillard
If your heart is aching for music of days gone by, you may want to check out The Sweetback Sisters. The Brooklyn sextet’s tribute to vintage country embraces styles including honky tonk and western swing, making the band sound like it predates FM radio. Co-lead singers Zara and Emily aren’t really sisters, but their sweet vocal harmonies make them major players in this juke-joint opera. The Sweetback Sisters released its debut EP “Bang!” in 2007 and was invited to perform on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” These days the group needs a new tour van, and its Kickstarter project offers rewards, including hand-knit socks and home-cooked chicken dinners in exchange for donations.
Local songstress Maria Gillard isn’t a jazz artist per se, yet she dances around its fire close enough to burn. Hailing from the Finger Lakes region, Gillard has been on the scene for 25 years. She mixes jazz, folk, and the melodious expressions that fall in between. She has just released a new CD, “Mending,” featuring all original compositions that beautifully illustrate the woman’s gentle swing and lyrical charm. It isn’t easy putting a guitar between you and the mirror, and then turning the reflection around for the world to see…unless you’re Maria Gillard.
The Sweetback Sisters perform Thursday, November 1, 8:30 p.m., at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way, $10-$13, 232-3230, abilenebarandlounge.com. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Even Steven. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 8 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. 637-2383. 8:30 p.m. Free. Nancy Perry. O’Neill’s, 5324 St Paul Blvd. 342-8752. 6 p.m. Free. The Pickpockets w/Windsor Folk Family. Bernuzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 4736140. 7 p.m. Call for info. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. 6 p.m. Free. True Blue. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. Call for info. Free. [ Blues ] Luca Foresta. The BealeWebster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 216-1070. Call for info. [ Classical ] The Contempory Trombone: Steven Zugelder, Trombone. Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall, 4245 East Avenue. 389-2700. 7:30 p.m. Free. RPO: Over the Rainbow: Celebrating the Music of Harold Arlen. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. Ron Spigelman, guest conductor. $15-$82. Thomas Schumacher. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. 8 p.m. $5-$20.
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[ Country ] Jack Grace Band. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. Call for info. [ Jazz ] Bobby DiBaudo Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. A Few Bad Apples. Trinities Restaurant, 36 W. Main St. 319-4047. 7 p.m. Free. Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. Norman Tibbils. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 8 p.m. Free. Soul Express. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. 7:30 p.m. Free. Stringplicity. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, NY. (315) 5894512. 7 p.m. Free. Uptown Groove. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ R&B ] The Fools w/Deep Blue Dream. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $3-$5. [ Reggae/Jam ] House on a Spring. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 10 p.m. Free. Luciano w/The Anthem Band. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N.
Gillard performs Sunday, November 4, 4 p.m., at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr., free, lovincup.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE Water Street. 325-5600. 10 p.m. $30-$50. [ Pop/Rock ] Aggressive Betty w/Beneath Hell’s Sky, Broken Mind Spoken, PSP, and Mouthful. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 8:30 p.m. $7. Demand. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 3255600. 6:30 p.m. $10-$12. Divided By Zero. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9:30 p.m. Call for info. Friday In America. A-Pub Live, 6 Lawrence St. 10 p.m. Free before 11, $5 after. Hank & Cupcakes w/Sports, Fowls. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. Limited entry for unders. $8-$12. I AM KING w/Beyond Solomon & Saturn, Rose City Burial, From The Skies, and Divinex. Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. 5:30 p.m. $10. Josh Netsky. Acanthus Cafe, 337 East Ave. 319-5999. 10:30 p.m. Free. Midnight City. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. 6 p.m. Call for info. Miles Watts, Brothers From Other Mothers. Sully’s Brickyard Pub, 240 South Ave. 2323960. 6 p.m. Call for info. Mouth Full. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. Call for info. M.R.Poulopoulos. Starry Nights Cafe, 696 University Ave. 271-2630. 8 p.m. Donations accepted. Mrs. Skannotto. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. 10 p.m. Call for info.
Tribute to the Big 4: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 8 p.m. Call for info. Violet Mary. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 8:30 p.m. $3. ZZ Top. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. 7 p.m. $55-$60.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Acoustic Brew. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 6710816. Call for info. Geoff Muldaur. Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave. 7:30 p.m. $10-$25. Jeffery Pepper Rodgers w/Fred Vine. Bernuzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. 7 p.m. $10. Jim Lane. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 7 p.m. Free. M.R.Poulopoulos. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 6 p.m. $3-$5. Table Top 3. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. 8 p.m. Call for info. Teressa Wilcox. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. 497-7010. Call for info. Tullamore Celtic Band. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 7 p.m. Free. [ Blues ] Coupe De Villes. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 9 p.m. $3. Ezra & The Storm. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 964-2010. 8:30 p.m. Call for info.
[ Classical ] Pegasus and Madrigalia: Masterpieces of Bach. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street. 585-4698249. 4 p.m. Call for info. RPO: Over the Rainbow: Celebrating the Music of Harold Arlen. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. Ron Spigelman, guest conductor. $15-$82. The Saxophone Summit. Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall, 4245 East Avenue. 389-2700. 4 p.m. Free. [ Jazz ] Bob Sneider. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. Day Break. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 7 p.m. Call for info. Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. GRR Band. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Hedges Restaurant, 1290 Lake Rd. 265-3850. 7 p.m. Free. The Uptown Groove CD Release Party. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $3-$5. The White Hots. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 589-4512. Call for info. [ Pop/Rock ] Adam Ezra Group, The Womack Family Band. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. Call for info. The Ancient Now w/Some Ska Band. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 9 p.m. $5. The Bear Foot Brothers. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. 7 p.m. Free. Dark Hollow. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 10 p.m. Free. Drum Expo. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. 10 a.m. Free. Pink Elephant w/Babayaga, The Ginger Faye Bakers. The Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. 8 p.m. $4. Rilan Entertainment Showcase. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 8 p.m. Call for info. Something Else. A-Pub Live, 6 Lawrence St. 10 p.m. Free before 11, $5 after. Stuart Davis. Rochester Zen Center, 7 Arnold Park. 4739180. 8 p.m. $20-$150. Summer People w/Attic Abasement, Goldmines, Buckets, and Alberto Alaska. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. 21+. $7-$9.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 [ Acoustic/Folk ] John Dady. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 7 p.m. Free.
Maria Gillard CD Release Party. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 4 p.m. Free. Sladki Doumi Women’s Balkan Chorus of Rochester. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 428-8140. 2 p.m. Free. A Sunday Afternoon With Roy BookBinder. Bernuzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 4736140. 2 p.m. $10-$15.
[ Pop/Rock ] Joel Dow w/Last Minute, Beth Navah. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $5-$7.
[ Classical ] Brighton Symphony Orchestra: Fall Concert. Twelve Corners Presyterian Church, 1200 S. Winton Rd. 244-8585. 3 p.m. Call for info. Cantorial Concert: A Celebration of Jewish Music from Around the World. Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave. 3 p.m. Call for info. Compline w/Candlelight Concert. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. 8:30 p.m. Free. In Sweet Music: Amy Cochrane, soprano. Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall, 4245 East Avenue. 389-2700. 3 p.m. Free. Pegasus and Madrigalia: Masterpieces of Bach. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street. 585-4698249. 4 p.m. Call for info. RPO:Brahms, Britten, and Gershwin. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 4544596. 3 p.m. David Harman, conductor. Erik Behr, oboe. Julia Figueras, narrator. $5-$10. Voices. The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue. (585) 244-6065. 7:45 p.m. $10.
[ DJ/Electronic ] Dillon Francis w/Clockwork, Baauer. Pearl Nightclub, 349 East Ave. 757-752-8370. 8 p.m. $15.
[ DJ/Electronic ] Afrojack. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. 6 p.m. $35-$50. [ Jazz ] Bill Slater Solo Piano. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. Call for info. Free.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 [ Blues ] Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info.
POP/ROCK | Fun.
JAZZ | Deanna Witkowski Trio
If you haven’t heard Fun.’s singles “We Are Young” and “Some Nights” then you live under a rock. No sooner had The Format disbanded in 2008, than front man Nate Reuss was on to the fun with Fun. Where the Format was a little shoe-gazy in its indie leanings, Fun. incorporates huge scoops of pop swirl. The band still adheres to the accessibility and vulnerability associated within the indie mold, but it does so while busting out full-on sugar pop thrills.
Back when Deanna Witkowski attended high school in Webster, she was studying classical piano and just beginning to discover jazz. A couple of decades later she is a successful jazz pianist living in New York City, and traveling to play and teach in Brazil and, most recently, India. In a few months she will release her fifth album, “The Chopin Project,” fusing jazz and classical music. Witkowski is also a wonderful singer, and fluent in Portuguese. When she plays at the Bop Shop Monday with her excellent trio (Jeff Campbell on bass and Rich Thompson on drums) she’s bound to play selections from every part of her multi-faceted career.
Fun. performs Sunday, November 4, 8 p.m., at Gordon Field House, RIT Campus, $16-$30, rit.edu/studentaffairs/cab. — BY FRANK DE BLASE Joe Santora and Curtis Kendrick. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 589-4512. Call for info. Michael Vadala Trio. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 5:30 p.m. Call for info. [ Reggae/Jam ] Badfish w/Scotty Don’t. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 325-5600. 8 p.m. $17-$19. [ Pop/Rock ] MXPX and Unwritten Law w/Versus The World, FLF. Water Street
Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 325-5600. 7 p.m. $15-$18. Bluto Benefit w/New Breed. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 1 p.m. $15. Noah Gundersen & David Ramirez w/N. Moore & The Helping Hands, Micah. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. $10-$12.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Maria Gillard. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Deanna Witkowski Trio performs Monday, November 5, 8 p.m., at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave., $10, 2713354, bopshop.com. — BY RON NETSKY [ Classical ] ensemble.twenty.21. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ DJ/Electronic ] Manic Mondays DJs. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. Free. [ Jazz ] Ben Torres. Bistro 135, 135
W. Commercial St. 662-5555. 5:30 p.m. Free. Deanna Witkowski Trio ft.Rich Thompson, Jeff Campbell. The Bop Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3354. 8 p.m. $10. Mark Bader. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 662-5555. 5:30 p.m. Free. The Westview Project. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. 5:30 p.m. Free.
[ Jazz ] Faculty Artist Series - Clay Jenkins. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. $10. Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. 3408655. 7:30 p.m. $1. Scott Krier. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 6 p.m. Call for info. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. Tinted Image. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] Billy Wallace w/Declan Ryan, Jenna Giuliani, and Josh Mordecai. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $6-$8. The Tragically Hip. Auditorium Theatre, 885 Main St. 9 p.m. $39.50-$69.50.
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Kenneth Tigar and Ron Menzel in “Freud’s Last Session,” now at the Geva Theatre Mainstage. PHOTO BY KEN HUTH
Tell me all your thoughts on God “Freud’s Last Session” Through November 11 Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Tickets start at $25 | 232-4382, gevatheatre.org [ REVIEW ] BY ERIC REZSNYAK
Historical fictions are tricky. On the one hand, using actual figures from history make it easier for an audience to invest in the characters — just about everyone has at least heard of, say, Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein (both featured in Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapine Agile”). On the other, these are real people who led real lives, and so writers, directors, and actors have fewer liberties when it comes to putting words in their mouths and setting actions on their bodies. I am in no way an expert on psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud or author CS Lewis; like most people, I know the broad strokes. With that general knowledge I found their portrayal in Mark St. Germain’s “Freud’s Last Session,” which details a fictitious encounter
between the two early 20th-century masters, smart, fascinating, and thoughtprovoking in its discussion about that biggest of Big Questions: does God exist? Spoiler alert: you will probably not be convinced one way or another on the existence of a divine force by the end of the play. (That said, you can cast your vote as to whether Freud or Lewis won the debate on the chalkboard located in Geva’s vestibule.) But you will get 90 minutes of two good actors, guided by director Skip Greer, hashing out the pros and cons on the likelihood of the divine. Simultaneously they reveal interesting details about the lives of the notable men they portray (from my brief bit of research, these all seem to be accurate), and remind audiences of the uncertainty of the world in the days leading up to World War II. Oh, and it’s not all doom and gloom — there are some good digs and zingers thrown in as well. St. Germain brings the two men together
with a contrivance: Freud has invited Lewis to his home in London, where Freud had relocated after fleeing the Nazi occupation in Vienna. Lewis is
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initially confused as to the reason for his summoning, but Freud soon reveals — for reasons that become obvious although never explicitly stated — that he wants to pick the young author’s brain about how Lewis, previously a staunch atheist, so unequivocally embraced the idea of God. The two then verbally spar, sometimes congenially, sometimes viciously, over everything from mommy issues to comedy, each accusing the other of being arrogant, naïve, or willfully blind. The piece is literally just two men on stage talking for an hour and half (there is no intermission), but Greer’s direction keeps things lively, as do the flawlessly executed audio cues that pop up throughout the show. The cast features Kenneth Tigar, a familiar face at Geva, as Freud and Geva newbie Ron Menzel as Lewis. Lewis holds his own in the less-flashy role (although his accent seemed inconsistent to me), but this is unquestionably Tigar’s show. I’ve seen him in both of his previous Geva productions (“The Price” and “On Golden Pond”) and he’s always good, always likable, but has a tendency to play so “big” that it can come across as shtick. His Freud is certainly animated, and that almost staccato accent is a bold approach, but this felt like his most restrained performance, in a good way. That said, he still displays remarkable range in the character, from some really beautiful quiet moments to some explosive fits of anger, building to an intense segment that was so effectively portrayed that I was physically squirming in my seat. It’s Tigar’s best work at Geva yet. The lux-looking, detail-filled set by designer Robert Koharchik is a pleasure just to look at — I have no idea if it is an exact approximation of Freud’s actual study, but it sure looks fantastic. And special commendations to lighting designer Derek Madonia, who emerges as the unlikely MVP in the last few moments of the show thanks to his thoughtful lighting of certain key set pieces. Walking out of the theater, I heard several people commenting on how fantastic the lighting choices were. That’s a minor miracle in itself.
[ Opening ] “Pitch Man” Hank Willis Thomas. Thu., Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. and Thursdays-Sundays. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. Through Dec 9. Thu 5-8 p.m., Fri-Sun 12-3 p.m. (585) 442-8676. vsw.org. Murray Kruger. Thu., Nov. 1, 7-9 p.m. and Fri., Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m. JGK Galleries, 10 Vick Park A. Tue-Thu, Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wed 4:30-7:30 p.m. 734-6581. jgkgalleries.com. 2nd Annual Just a Little Freakshow. Through Nov. 2. Grass Roots Gallery, suite 157, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248. Oct 27, 8 p.m. costume party; Nov 2, 6 p.m. email@example.com. “Altered States” by Betsy Phillips. Oct. 31-Nov. 25. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Through Nov 25. Hours Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. Reception Nov 2, 5-9 p.m. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery. com. “Always a Woman” drawings by Dennis Furioso. Fri., Nov. 2. Stella Art Gallery & Studio, 350 West Commercial St. Reception 6-9 p.m. stellaartgalleryandstudio.com. Art of REIGN: Fine art illustration by Trish Annese & Sharon Jeter. Nov. 2-24. Cat Clay, Suite 225, Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Through Nov 24. Hours by appt. only. Reception Nov 2, 5-9 p.m. catclay.com. “Joy in the Atmosphere” by Richmond Futch. Nov. 2-Dec. 31. A.R.T.S. Gallery, 321 East Ave. Through Dec 31. Reception with live music and open painting Nov 2, 6-9 p.m. 7299916. Main Street Artists’ First Friday Featuring Gabriele “Gabby” Lodder. Fri., Nov. 2, 5-9 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Studio 458. 2335645. mainstreetartistsgallery. com. Paintings 2012: William F. Seller. Fri., Nov. 2, 5 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Cultural Council, 277 N. Goodman St. Through Nov 30. Opening reception, Nov. 2 from 5-9 p.m. 473-4000. ArtsRochester.org. “Pieces of Me” New Work by Mary Moore. Nov. 2-30. Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. Through November 30. gallery@ equalgrounds.com. Rochester Art Club Fall Art Exhibition. Nov. 2-30. Barnes and Noble, Pittsford Plaza. 585 278 7501. rochesterartclub.org. Sharon Stiller, Painter. Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m. and Nov. 3-30. 2Chic Boutique, 151 Park Ave. 271-6111. 2chicboutique.com. “Tone it Down a Notch: Minimal Art.” Fri., Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St. 732-0036. shoefactoryarts.com.
Webster Art Club Fall Show. Nov. 2-29. Webster Library, 980 Ridge Rd. Through Nov 29. Awards Reception Nov 10, 2-4 p.m. 872-7075. MFA|NOW. Sat., Nov. 3, 8-10 p.m. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. (585) 4428676. vsw.org. Opening of Longhouse Exhibit. Nov. 5-9. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Through Nov 9. Exhibit of Native American longhouses by Canandaigua third- and fourth-graders. Gallery hours Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 785-1623. [ Continuing ] 1975 is Haunted! 4 Year Anniversary Show. WednesdaysSundays. 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. 2ns Annual Just a Little Freakshow. Through Nov. 2. Grass Roots Gallery, suite 157, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248. Oct 27, 8 p.m. costume party; Nov 2, 6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. “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. The Art of J. Nevadomski and Allie Hartley. Ongoing. Plastic, 650 South Ave. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 563-6348. plasticforever.com. “Asina/Familiar.” Through Nov. 16. SPAS Gallery, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. Through Nov. 16. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception Oct 29, 5-7 p.m., panel 7 p.m. 475-2884. Brian O’Neill & David Dorsey. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Through Nov 24. Hours Tue-Fri 12-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2715885. oxfordgallery.com. “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. The Exquisite Corpse. Through Nov. 29. Outside the Box Art Gallery, 6 North Main St. Continues through Nov. 29. Opening night 5-9 p.m. 3770132. outsidetheboxag.com. “Fabulous Fall” Exhibition. Through Nov. 4. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S Main St. 3940030. prrgallery.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. 594-6442. “Me Pix: Picturing Ourselves in video and photography.” Wednesdays-Sundays, 1-5
COMEDY | FALL BACK COMEDY FEST After the fright of Halloween, reengage your funny bone at the Fall Back Comedy Fest. The schedule includes both shows and workshops with tickets for individual events ranging from $5 to $10. The fest began on Tuesday, October 30, with a local showcase of comedy troupes, and will also include national comedians, improvisers, and musicians performing now through Sunday, November 4. Familiar faces will include Search Engine Improv, Nuts & Bolts, Flower City Improv Comedy, Geva Comedy Improv, and more. You won’t want to miss this showcase of incredible talent at what’s been called “The Best Comedy Fest in the New York West.” All shows will take place at The Space (in the Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St., Door 2, Floor 2) and will culminate in 40 acts and 13 shows across the span of six nights. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit fallbackcomedyfest.com. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON
THEATER | BLUE MAN GROUP When the term “blue man” is used, a few things may come to mind — Smurfs, Violet Beauregarde (the girl who gets turned into a rotund blueberry in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”), or the Blue Man Group. The troupe of nearly neon blue-skinned men will make an unforgettable impression when seen for the first time. Rochesterians will have the opportunity to experience Blue Man Group firsthand at the Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.) from Friday, November 2, to Sunday, November 4. The performers will deliver their usual multimedia-bolstered performance art with a live band accompanying with tribal rhythms, and will debut new material in its first-ever theatrical tour. New sounds, sets, and video designs complete with a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screens will create an entirely new dynamic to Blue Man Group’s already unique material. Shows will be held Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $39.50-$64.50 and can be purchased by calling 800-7453000 or by visiting rbtl.org. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON p.m. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. Through Nov 18. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. “Neon Grey.” Through Dec 1. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. THE LOBBY presents artwork by Matt Ely & Zach Dietl. lobbydigital@ gmail.com. lobbydigital.com.
“An Open Mind.” Through Nov. 30. Through November 30. Our House Gallery, Veterans Outreach Center Inc., 459 South Ave. email@example.com. Paintilation. Through Nov. 5. Through Nov 5. ASIS Gallery continues on page 25 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 23
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Through November 4 Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester River Campus 275-4188, blogs.rochester.edu/hartnett Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday noon-5 p.m. [ REVIEW ] by Rebecca Rafferty
We are too tied to our own immediacy. That is the whisper that wafts off the work of Robin Germany, which is currently showing in an exhibit entitled “Watermark” at Hartnett Gallery at the University of Rochester. Full of quiet wonder and reverence, Germany’s images display the hidden minutiae just beyond the threshold of the surfaces of various bodies of water. What she finds there are unexpected, complex worlds of beauty, and the encounters give us ample reason to pause and reconsider quite a bit. Once people realized that even a single drop of water is teeming with microcosmic life, humans began to grasp the truly unknowable scope of existence. But to fully explore it, we need to go beyond our basic senses, and expand our intellectual curiosity.
Germany’s work alludes to all of this, but her approach to the discussion is far simpler, more accessible, and utterly lovely. A dozen large inkjet prints on paper are held on the walls with simple magnets, each a glimpse into a diverse little world of thriving ecosystems, some with out-of-place objects that hint at the nearby and encroaching presence of humanity. One example of the latter is “Playa Lake: Bicycle Tire,” in which the curve of the object poking from the murky water looks positively reptilian. “When I slip my camera under the water I am amazed and often surprised by what I see,” says the artist and professor of photography at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, via provided statement. “This unknown world is full of creatures, seen and unseen, engaging in processes that I scarcely understand, twisted plants that may belie the quiet world above and detritus of the neighboring world that has blown or washed into the water.” The artist “marvels at how disconnected we are” with our neighbors that dwell in what might as well be different dimensions. The images reveal many instances of these
entirely different environs, just beyond that thin and, according to Germany, “impenetrable barrier” of the waterline. In “Llano River: Water Plant,” a thick stalk forms a bridge between the downy, distant cloud world above and the dark, crushingly packed rootand-bubble-filled water world lit from below by Germany’s water lamp. In this image, a wave motion is captured at the waterline. In others the line is completely crisp and still. Often, the world above is left in hazy focus as Germany sharpens our awareness of what lies beneath, whether it be murky and mysterious, or completely clear vignettes of algae, seaweed, or carelessly discarded garbage. In “Cado Lake: Complex Moss,” Germany reveals three worlds in a move reminiscent of an M.C. Escher print: below the surface and what’s above, as reflected on the water, as well as the surfaceOne of Robin Germany’s images from “Watermark,” an exhibition exploring sitting leaves that dwell the diverse spaces above and below water boundaries, currently up at directly on the threshold. University of Rochester’s Hartnett Gallery. PHOTO PROVIDED 24 City october 31 - november 6, 2012
“Galveston: Translucent Seaplants” shows us a mass of strands that resemble rice noodles, a bubbling surface, and tiny people in the distance enjoying the sunset and beach. The soft, organic forms emerging from a green murkiness in “Holly Lake: Algae Underworld” are shielded from the bright white sky by the thickness of the plant at the water’s edge, just as a blanketlike covering of clouds shields us from the ever-burning sun. The utter darkness below is echoed by the pitch beneath the treeline at the left shore. Germany’s compositions give us little info
at a glance, but the enigmatic, colorful little frames — surrounded in black and giving the effect of peering through a viewfinder — are captivating and filled with details once the viewer becomes engaged. In “Llano River: Yellow Roots” we see a stormy-looking sky through a silhouetted tangle of tree branches, green shoots sprouting from the water, and the lamplit underworld of delicate root systems tangling off into the blackness. “Galveston: Orange with Sargassum” is packed with heavy branches of strange sea plants, the crisp blue sky above separated by a multitude of bubbles along the threshold. A strange, glowing orange orb in middle distance gives the effect of the sun taking a dip, and water droplets on the lens enhance the feeling of being there in the water. Nature is caught attempting to reclaim manufactured oil in “Galveston: Red Bottlecap,” in which a red disc bobs in the waves, almost entirely covered with brown algae and moss, thick with strands waving in the clear water. This is perhaps the loneliest image, depicting a relic washed up as if from after our disappearance from this place, and it makes me consider that while individuals and entire species will not survive, the entirety of the global ecosystem is too big to merely disintegrate. Modes of survival end and shift, but the macroorganism of this planet will endure so long as its sun does. Few elements of modern American culture request that we grow thoughtful and change. And fewer sources of those requests know how to do so in an effective way, without alienating an audience. Germany’s work, I think, is effective in asking questions about our relationships to the rest of life on Earth, and gently shaming us into seriously considering it. Walking back through the autumnal UR campus along the river, my focus plunged below the gently rippling, mirrored surface, and I found myself pondering mysteries and limitations, and how deeply our actions affect the strangers all around us.
Art Exhibits at Sage Art Center, UR River Campus. Mon-Fri 2-6 p.m. 273-5995. “Painting Tuscany.” Through Dec. 1. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Through December 1. millartcenter.com. “Partisan Artisans.” TuesdaysSaturdays. Rochester Greenovation, 1199 East Main St. Through Nov 17. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Reception Nov 6, 7-11 p.m. 288-7564. info@ rochestergreen.org. “Pidicules” A Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition by William Fleth. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. West Side Gallery, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Through Nov 1. brockport. edu/finearts. Rochester Area Colored Pencil Club Juried Fall Art Show. Through Nov. 1. Barnes and Noble, Pittsford Plaza. Through Nov 1. Reception Oct 7, 6:308:30 p.m. 585 278 7501. coloredpencilclub.org. “’Scapes Unlimited” Group Show. Through Nov. 1. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Through November 1. Artist Talk Oct 24 6:30-8:30 p.m. 738-0567. “Susan Ferrari Rowley: New Directions.” Through Nov. 17. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. Through November 17. 232-6030 x23. axomgallery.com. “This Gentleman Bamboo” by Dennis Burns. MondaysSaturdays. Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. Through Nov 24. Hours are Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 624-4730. ockheesgallery.com.
Westfall Rd. Fri 12-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-5 p.m. 334-7134. weaversguildofrochester.org. [ Saturday, November 3 ] Artisan Art and Show. Sat., Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CP Rochester, 3399 Winton Rd South. Holiday Shopping for one-of-akind quality gifts. 334-6000. cprochester.org. Arts & Crafts Show and Gold Party. Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Irondequoit Community Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave. 336-6070. Labors of Love Craft and Food Fair. Sat., Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m.4 p.m. Atonement Lutheran Church, 1900 Westfall
Road, Brighton. 442-1018. atonementrochester.org. Macedon Center United Methodist Church Fall Craft Sale & Luncheon. Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1160 Macedon Center Road, Macedon. 315– 986–2687. Mayday Underground Indie Crafts & Art. Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 2323221. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochestermainstreetarmory.com. Our Lady of Mercy Craft Show & Sale. Sat., Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. Our Lady of Mercy, 1437 Blossom Rd. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund of Our Lady of Mercy High School.
288-2610. mercyhs.com. [ Sunday, November 4 ] 5th Annual Art Exhibit to benefit The Arc of Monroe County. Sun., Nov. 4, 2-4 p.m. Kicksalon, 277 Alexander St. 271-0660. arcmonroe.org. [ Monday, November 5Friday, November 16 ] CANstruction. Nov. 5-16. Bausch & Lomb Wintergarden. Guests are encouraged to bring a can of food for donation for Foodlink.
Comedy Guy Torry. Nov. 2-3, 7:30 & 10 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235
Empire Blvd. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. Laughin’ Cup 2012 Show #4. Mon., Nov. 5, 8 p.m. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. Nuts and Bolts Improv Comedy: Election Edition. Tue., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 540 E. Main St. 3254370. downstairscabaret.com. Roast of Mark Ippolito. Sun., Nov. 4, 7:30-9 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. 6719080. thecomedyclub.us. TL Johnson. Thu., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us.
Dance Events [ Thursday, November 1Saturday, November 3 ] DANCE/Hartwell. Nov. 1-3. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. ThuFri 7:30 p.m., Sat 3 & 7:30 p.m. 395-2787. brockport. edu/finearts. [ Friday, November 2 ] SUNY Geneseo Performance: Jabali Afrika. Fri., Nov. 2, 10 p.m. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Rd. 245-5516. geneseo.edu. continues on page 26
Art Events [ Thursday, November 1 ] Holidays at the Vineyard Arts & Crafts Sale. Thu., Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd. Food drive for Perinton Food Shelf. 383-1538. casalarga. com. [ Friday, November 2 ] Kuma Gama Opening. Fri., Nov. 2, 6-9:30 p.m. Kuma Gama Studio, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Door 2, Suite 228. codykroll.com. Open House at Young Audiences of Rochester. Fri., Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m. Across from Village Gate at 277 N. Goodman St., Suite H209. View students working on utility box designs, and slides of progress. yarochester.info. [ Friday, November 2Sunday, November 4 ] Fine Craft Show. Nov. 2-4. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Fri preview lecture ($10) 6 p.m., party ($45) 7 p.m. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 2768910. mag.rochester.edu. Weavers’ Guild of Rochester Holiday Sale. Nov. 2-4. Brighton Town Park Lodge, 777 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 25
THEATER | “FRANKLIN” Even if you’re not a huge history buff, the drama and intrigue in David D. Reed’s new play “Franklin” is sure to grab your attention, even those who neglected their history textbooks in high school. The fact-based play traverses President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s personal and professional trials and tribulations, along with those of his wife, Eleanor, and a woman from his past named Lucy, as they struggle during the war years of the 1940s. Performances of “Franklin” take place on Saturday, November 3, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 4, at 2 p.m., and mark the exclusive premiere of the play, directed by Evan T. Cummings and featuring a packed cast of Rochester talent including Vicki Casarett, Peter Doyle, and Patricia Lewis. The show is presented by the Cobblestone Performing Arts Center, but shows will take place at the Jewish Community Center at 1200 Edgewood Ave. General admission is $20, student and senior tickets are $15. For more information, visit cobblestoneperformingartscenter.com or call 398-0220. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON
Kids Events [ Wed., October 31 ] Children’s Scary Scavenger Hunt. Wed., Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd. Ages 2 and up. Wear your costumes. 225-8951. A Merry, Not Scary, Halloween Party. Wed., Oct. 31, 10:1511:15 a.m. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. Ages 1-5 with a caregiver. 247-6446. Toddler Trick-or-Treat. Wed., Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square. 263-2700. thestrong.org. [ Saturday, November 3Sunday, November 4 ] Space Odyssey: Colonization of Space. Nov. 3-4, 12-4 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 2714320. rmsc.org.
Lectures [ Wed., October 31 ] Light Works! Presents Egypt Up Close and Personal. Wed., Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. 586-6020. meetup.com/light-works. [ Thursday, November 1 ] Fields, Factories, and Workshops: Green Economic Development on the SmallerMetro Scale. Thu., Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus. Illustrated Lecture by David Pollack. Thu., Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500
University Ave. In conjunction with the “Framing Edo” exhibit. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. “The History of Yuletide” with Jim Nicoll. Thu., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Mendon Community Center, 167 N. Main St. townofmendon.org. “She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders” with Jennifer Finney Boylan. Thu., Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Brockport College, 350 New Campus Drive. Seymour College Union Ballroom. brockportsoul@ gmail.com. brockport.edu. [ Friday, November 2 ] Community Presentation by Michael Keene author of Visions. True Stories of Spiritualism, Secret Societies & Murder.”. Fri., Nov. 2, 1 p.m. Legacy at the Fairways, 681 High St. Enjoy refreshments and register for door prizes. 924-7043. [ Saturday, November 3 ] “What You Say Next Can Change Your World: Nonviolence in Everyday Life” with Miki Kashtan, PhD. Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester, River Campus. 454-6708. bvankerk@ yahoo.com. gandhinstitute.org. [ Monday, November 5 ] “Among the Many Fires: Trials, Opportunities, and Experiences of Native Americans in the Civil War.” Mon., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Genesee Community College, 1 College Road. 343-0055 x6616. civilwaratgcc.wordpress.com/. [ Tuesday, November 6 ] A Radical Take on ChurchState Separation. Tue., Nov. 6,
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7 p.m. University of Rochester, River Campus. Tom Flynn (executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism) offers a personal argument why secularists should dream big and strive for a tomorrow in which public spaces truly are “religion-free zones.” rochester.edu. Spotlight on Dan Beaumont. Tue., Nov. 6, 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. “What I Saw at the Revolution..” about his trip to Cairo. Welles-Brown Room. 275-4461. library.rochester.edu. Tax-Free Investing: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep. Tue., Nov. 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. 247-6446.
Literary Events [ Thursday, November 1 ] Book Reading: “Etcetera’s Mistress” by Thom Ward. Thu., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. 385-8412. Books Sandwiched In: “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson. Thu., Nov. 1, 12:10 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Just Poets Open Mic Featuring Jennifer Grotz. Thu., Nov. 1. Barnes and Noble, Pittsford Plaza. 248-3248. [ Friday, November 2 ] First Fridays/Wide Open Mic. First Friday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. wab.org. [ Friday, November 2Saturday, November 3 ] Winton Branch Library Book Sale. Nov. 2-3. Winton Branch Library, 611 Winton Rd. North. Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.2 p.m. 428-8204. [ Saturday, November 3 ] Book Discussion: Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States” with Hannah Dobbz. Sat., Nov. 3, 7-9 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. flyingsquirrel.rocus.org. Collaboration and Conflict: Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall.” Sat., Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 428-8375. libraryweb.org. [ Sunday, November 4 ] Poetry Reading: Colleen Powderly and David Michael Nixon. Sun., Nov. 4, 4 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. 474-4116. books_etc@yahoo. com. [ Monday, November 5 ] Film: “Ides of March.” Mon., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. Part of the Beyond Reading: The Boys on the Bus programming. 473-2590 x104. wab.org. Moving Beyond Racism Book Group. Mon., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe
Ave. November selection: “Escape From Slavery” by Francis Bok & Edward Tivnan. All are welcome whether you have read the book or not. 288-8644. Poetry Reading: William Heyen. Mon., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St. liftbridgebooks.com. [ Tuesday, November 6 ] Authors Aloud: Josephine Clare and Steve Lewandowski. Tue., Nov. 6, 8-9 p.m. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 258-0444. thelittle.org. Books Sandwiched In: “Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond” by Lilly Ledbetter. Tue., Nov. 6, 12:12-12:52 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. With Lanier Scott Isom. 4288350. libraryweb.org.
Recreation [ Saturday, Novmeber 3 ] GVHC Hike. Sat., Nov. 3, 9 a.m. Mendon Ponds, Nature Center. 7 mile moderate hike west side of park. 227-3180. gvhchikes. org Sat., ALSO Nov. 3, 1 p.m. The Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, 1581 Jackson Road. Leisurely/easy 3 mile hike. 3195794. gvhchikes.org Rochester Orienteering Club Meet. Sat., Nov. 3. Mendon Ponds Park, Douglas Road. The trail run begins at 8 a.m. for those in the 50k event, 9:30 a.m. for all other distances. The night orienteering ($8 per entry/group) begins with a mass-start at 6:30 p.m. with a 60 minute time limit. roc. us.orienteering.org. Serendipity Walk. Sat., Nov. 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. 374-6160. rmsc.org. [ Sunday, November 4 ] GVHC Hike. Sat., Nov. 4, 1 p.m. Webster park lot, Holt and Lakes Rds. Moderate 5 mile hike. 872-2691. gvhchikes.org..
Special Events [ Wed., October 31 ] Rochester Business Networking Event. Wed., Oct. 31, 7:30-9 a.m. Bonadio and Company, Large Conference Room in Lower Level, 171 Sullys Trail, Pittsford. 224-0270. rochestertipclub-oct2012.eventbrite.com. [ Friday, November 2 ] 19th Annual Reconocimiento Awards. Fri., Nov. 2, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 E. Main St. 256-8900. latinasunidas.org. Cobblesone School Harvest Dinner. Fri., Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. 271-4548. thelowermill.com. Cuisine Culture: Bountiful Bowls. Fri., Nov. 2. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Two seatings: 6 & 8:30 p.m. cuisineculturenow.com. Planned Parenthood Annual Luncheon. Fri., Nov. 2, noon. Rochester Riverside Convention
SPORTS | KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS While I cannot boast to know much about karate, I found it intriguing to learn that different types of karate have different reputations for difficulty and prestige. Kyokushin karate, considered the world’s “strongest karate,” includes fighting bare knuckle, bare foot, and without any protective pads. On Saturday, November 3, Kyokushin Karate Fitness USA will host the 22nd Annual Kyokushin American International Karate Championships at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center (123 E. Main St.), so you can see for yourself how it measures up to other karate techniques. With athletes from more than 60 countries taking part in this year’s competition, the event is considered a prelude to the upcoming world IFK championships. Spectator tickets cost $5-$15. Prior to the competition, Soshu Shigeru Oyama, 10th Degree Black Belt and founder of the World Oyama Karate Organization, will host two seminars Thursday, November 1, starting at 5:30 p.m. and Friday, November 2, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for IFK members, $20 for non-members. For more information, call Shihan Mike Monaco at 663-6780 or 489-5797 or visit uskyokushin.com. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON Center, 123 E Main St. Featuring guest speaker Donna Brazile. pprsr.org. Rochester Amateur Radio Association Annual Auction. Fri., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Henrietta Fire Hall, 3129 E. Henrietta Rd. email@example.com. [ Saturday, November 3 ] Housing Justice Summit. Sat., Nov. 3, 1-5 p.m. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. metrojustice.org. Junior League of Rochester Home Tour 2012. Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hospitality House & Boutique, 36 S. Main St. Village of Pittsford, plus Hospitality House & Boutique. 585-385-8590. jlroch.org. [ Sunday, November 4 ] The Landmark Society’s 2012 Preservation Awards. Sun., Nov. 4, 3 p.m. City Hall, 30 Church St. landmarksociety.org. Rolling Hills Asylum. ThursdaysSundays. 11001 Bethany Center Rd., East Bethany. Thu & Sun 7-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 7 p.m.-midnight. 502-4066. rollinghillsasylum.com. Screening: “Runaway Slave.” Fri., Nov. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Joy Church, 890 N. Goodman St. 585-615-9551. fdfny.org. Ultimate Women’s Expo. Sat., Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Fair & Expo Center, 2695 East Henrietta Rd. A donation to Foodlink is required to
enter the expo. 287-5362. rwmsultimatewomensexpo.com.
Theater 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Wed., Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Nov. 1-4. NTID Dyer Arts Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. 4756254. firstname.lastname@example.org. ntid.rit. edu/theatre/. Back to the 80s.. the Totally Awesome Musical. FridaysSundays. A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. 9357173. mjtstages.com/shows/ onstage.html. “Bad Seed.” Fridays-Sundays. School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. Through November 4. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 5 p.m. 325-3434. sotarochester.org. Blue Man Group. Nov. 2-4. Auditorium Theatre, 885 Main St. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. 800-7453000. ticketmaster.com. “The Brockport ChainLetter Massacre.” Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sweden Senior Center, 133 State St., Brockport. Through Nov 3. Doors at 7 p.m. 637-5656.
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Cuisine Culture and The Rabbit Room will also combine food and fine art in Bountiful Bowls, an event celebrating local art, local food, and sustainability. On Friday, November 2, at the Mill Gallery (61 N. Main St. #2, Honeoye Falls) local area food artisans, chefs, growers, artists, vintners, brewers, musicians, and small-business owners will collaborate in an evening celebrating all things local. Two dinner seatings, at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., will feature menus using only locally sourced ingredients. Featured local food businesses will include First Light Farm and Creamery, Muranda Cheese House, Squash Blossom Farm, and Canandaigua’s organic and fair-trade coffee roasters, The Dalai Java. All dinnerware will be crafted by local pottery artists, and is included in admission tickets for guests to take home. Tickets range from $50.50 to $95.50. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit cuisineculturenow.com. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON 142 Atlantic Ave. Rochester Community Players. Through November 10. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. 244-0960. muccc.org. SUNY Geneseo to Host Acclaimed New York City Theater Company Repertorio Español Stage Production: En el tiempo de las Mariposas. Thu., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Rd. 2455516. geneseo.edu.
Workshops [ Saturday, November 3 ] Effective Black Parenting Workshops. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Carter Street Community Center, 500 Carter St. This free, 15-session series uses the Effective Black Parenting(tm) curriculum and is based on an AfricanAmerican orientation to parenting. Registration limited to the first 25 parents for each session. 428-6360.
The Inner World of Trauma and Victimization. Sat., Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Ramada Geneva Lakefront Hotel, 41 Lakefront Dr, Geneva. 545-9270. Ravioli-Making for the Literati. Sat., Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. wab.org. [ Monday, November 5 ] Family Development Class: “Play with Me.” Mon., Nov. 5, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of children ages 3-6. Refreshments. Door prizes. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org.
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SPECIAL EVENTS | CANSTRUCTION ROCHESTER/ BOUNTIFUL BOWLS Canned goods and art are not typically two things paired with one another — at least, outside of Andy Warhol’s infamous Campbell’s soup prints. However, Canstruction Rochester takes these seemingly unrelated objects and combines them into one entity to promote serving a greater good. Presented by Buckingham Properties, Canstruction Rochester’s 7th annual design-build competition will challenge teams to design a structure built from canned goods based on the theme of “games.” Sculptures will be open for public display from Monday, November 5, to Friday, November 16 at the Bausch and Lomb Wintergarden (1 Bausch and Lomb Place) weekdays 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to Foodlink. For more information, visit canstructionrochester.com.
“Chat.” Fri., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 4, 7 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Part of the Festival of New Theatre. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “Dearly Departed.” Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. Through Nov 17. 3408655. penfieldplayers.org. Dinner Theatre: “The Love Star Love Potion.” FridaysSundays. Golden Ponds, 500 Long Pond Rd. Greece Paint Players. Through Nov 18. Fri-Sat 6:30 p.m., Sun Nov 4, 11 at 3 p.m. (Sun Nov 18 brunch at noon). 865-9742. goldenpondspartyhouse.com. “Franklin.” Nov. 3-4. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. 398-0220. cobblestoneartscenter.com. “Freud’s Last Session.” Through Oct. 31. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Nov 11. Wed Oct 31 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m., Tue-Wed Nov 7 7:30 p.m. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. The Gondoliers. FridaysSundays. RAPA, 727 E. Main St. Off-Monroe Players. Through Nov 11. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. 232-5570. offmonroeplayers.org. “Hermes.” Fridays-Sundays. Bread & Water Theatre, 243 Rosedale St. Through November 18. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. 271-5523. breadandwatertheatre.org. James Judd’s Funny Stories. Nov. 2-3. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 & 8 p.m. 3254370. downstairscabaret.com. “Letters Home.” Fri., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. 6 p.m. pre-performance lecture with William Massolia in the Peace Theater (room A14 in the lower level of the Arts Center). 389-2170. artscenter.naz. edu. “Motherhood: The Musical.” Thursdays-Sundays. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Previews Thu 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Opening Sun 6 p.m., Ongoing schedule through Nov 18: Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. “The Odd Couple.” FridaysSundays. Geneva Theatre Guild. Pat Collins Black Box Theater at the Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter Rd. Through November 11. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Nov 2 Gala Night 6 p.m.(tickets $25 includes show). gtglive.org. Regional Writer: David Andreatta “Stop the Presses.” Sat., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Part of the Festival of New Theatre. 2324382. gevatheatre.org. Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Thursdays-Sundays. MuCCC,
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Rochester Art Club November First Friday Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) Me Pix and RoCo Upstairs Spot Coffee Vitrified The Crafting Social Open Studio The Gallery@Equal=Grounds Pieces of Me, New Work by Mary Moore Writers & Books National Novel Writing Month Kick-Off T H I S M O N T H O N LY: Community Gallery at Rochester Greenovation PARTISAN ARTISANS igallery New Multimedia Art Gallery NOVEMBER 2 HIGHLIGHTS: • Me Pix & RoCo Upstairs Open Studios at RoCo • Art of Reign at Cat Clay • SUSAN FERRARI ROWLEY: NEW DIRECTIONS at AXOM Gallery Exhibition Space • Joy in the Atmosphere at A.R.T.S. Gallery at Aviv Cafe • Open Studio at The Crafting Social • Patty Ambrogi & Owen Butler; Inducted Photographic Educators in the Northeast Regional Chapter of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) at Gallery r
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Brockport Strand 637-3310 89 Main St, Brockport PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: 7:15, 9:15, also Fri-Sun 5:15; also Sat-Sun 1:15, 3:15; SILENT HILL: REVELATIONS: 7:10, 9:10; also Fri-Sun 5:10; also Sat-Sun 1:10, 3:10; WRECK-IT RALPH: 7, 9; also Fri-Sun 5; also Sat-Sun 1, 3.
Cinema Theater 271-1785 957 S. Clinton St. END OF WATCH: 8:30; SLEEPWALK WITH ME: 7; WON’T BACK DOWN: Sat-Sun 4:15.
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Moving through space and time [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA
“Cloud Atlas” (R), directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski Now playing
Whatever the success of their various ventures, the Wachowski brothers seldom settle for the tried and the true in their approach to cinema. “The Matrix,” probably still their best known work, demonstrates some genuine originality and, rarely, some real meaning in contemporary science fiction’s familiar bag of stunts and special effects. If the two sequels progressed very little beyond the first film, mixing the mystical
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mumbo-jumbo and Eastern thought with a good deal of conventional nonsense repeated over and over, they still suggested something like the Wachowski touch. Now the brothers, together with Tom Tykwer — three directors! — have transformed what must be a pretty strange novel, “Cloud Atlas,” into a pretty strange film. Without any preparation beyond a line of prose on the screen, the directors shift half dozen stories and their people all over the world and all over time. The scenes move, with no chronological order, back and forth from the South Seas in the mid19th century, to San Francisco in the 1970s, to England in 1936, to “Neo Seoul,” Korea in 2144, to contemporary England, to some distant, undated postapocalyptic future. Some parallel actions and particular objects both interrupt and connect the stories — a character opens a door, for example, in one story and a character in another story passes through it. More important, the many different narratives often contain references
Halle Berry and Tom Hanks in “Cloud Atlas.” PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS. PICTURES
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to others--a young composer, Robert Frobisher (Ben Whishaw) in 1936 reads the journal of a lawyer traveling on a slave ship in 1849; Luisa Rey (Halle Berry), a reporter in San Francisco, buys the recording of Frobisher’s composition, “The Cloud Atlas Sextet,” on the recommendation of his former lover Rufus Sixsmith (James D’Arcy); her accidental meeting with Sixsmith leads her to a major investigative report, which provides one of the positive consequences of a series of fictions reverberating with violence and drenched in blood. Probably the most significant and certainly the most unusual uniting device in “Cloud Atlas” originates in the cast itself. Several actors play a great many parts, all different from each other, in just about all the narratives. Most conspicuous, Tom Hanks impersonates a thuggish contemporary English writer, Dermot Hoggins; an evil doctor aboard the slave ship; a Scottish hotel clerk; a physicist who falls in love with Luisa Rey; and Zachary, the leader of a tribe of primitive survivors of some unspecified apocalypse. Jim Broadbent gets almost as much screen time as Hanks, playing the novelist’s publisher in a mostly comic narrative, the captain of the slave ship, and an elderly composer for whom Frobisher works as amanuensis. A Wachowski favorite, Hugo Weaving, serves as a distinguished German conductor, a wealthy slave trader, a contract killer, and a brutal nurse in a nursing home run like a prison. Like Hanks, Halle Berry takes on both major and
Nothing to wave about [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
“You’ve Been Trumped” (NR), directed by Anthony Baxter Screens Saturday at the Dryden
“Chasing Mavericks” (PG), directed by Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson Now playing
minor roles, as the investigative reporter, as the older composer’s wife, and as a visitor from an advanced civilization who joins with Hanks to find some way to save civilization in the barbarous days after doomsday. Possibly the strangest of all the stories involves a young replicant, Sonmi-451 (Doona Bae), in the Korea of the future, where a group of rebels fights against the ruling government, Unanimity. She witnesses the horror of the government’s use of replicants (right out of “Soylent Green”) and becomes something like a prophet for her people, accepting sacrifice like a goddess, finding a sort of immortality in speaking to people of both past and present with noble words of sweet and harmless banality, apparently intended to provide thematic unity and moral edification to the whole of “Cloud Atlas.” The kaleidoscopic anthology of narratives and the multiple roles of so many well known actors display some of the characteristic Wachowski touch, their penchant for the unusual, their willingness to attempt large projects, their inclination toward science fiction, their apparent attraction to a sort of New Age, vaguely Transcendentalist metaphysics and mysticism. Such grand ambitions and gestures, of course, as “Cloud Atlas” demonstrates, don’t necessarily guarantee a commensurate success; the movie may qualify as a sort of epic of space and time, but its epic scope lacks an epic vision.
With Donald Trump making headlines this week, the Dryden’s screening of Anthony Baxter’s documentary, “You’ve Been Trumped,” couldn’t be more timely. Chronicling the 2010 battle of wills between the billionaire tycoon and residents of the small Scottish coastal community of Aberdeenshire, which started after Trump announced plans to build a golf resort atop the area’s once protected grasslands, the film aspires to be a “Roger & Me”-esque indictment of unchecked power and greed. Though Trump’s proposal had originally been rejected by the Aberdeen city council, the Scottish government intervened and, taken in by promises of job creation and the influx of the almighty tourist dollar, overruled the decision and gave the project the green light. Effectively betrayed by their own
government, residents of the small farming community were left on their own to stand against a constant barrage of money, arrogance, and lies. Unfolding without the typical documentary narration, we’re allowed to simply observe the events unfold. We watch as the locals are bullied by Trump’s security team and even members of the Aberdeen police department. Their water and power are shut off, all accidentally, of course. Baxter himself is harassed by the local authorities and at one point arrested and jailed for several hours after entering the construction site in an attempt to interview one of Trump’s minions. There’s no attempt at objectivity here, as there’s no question where the director’s sympathies lie. He contrasts interviews with locals like kindly old Molly Forbes, who looks like your grandmother and goes about tending to her chickens while speaking in a delightful Scottish brogue about how her house has been in her family for generations, with clips of Trump during the many press conferences held to publicize his venture, cackling about how he wants to tear down the homes because they’re ugly and spoil his view. It’s impossible not to react on an emotional level as we watch as people who honorably refuse to give up and abandon their homes, are forced to look on as Trump’s bulldozers demolish their very livelihoods. It’s a heartbreaking and well-told story, but ultimately any person with an ounce of common sense probably doesn’t need much convincing to believe that Donald Trump is a heartless egomaniac and, well, kind of a dick. Another film based around the subject
Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston in “Chasing Mavericks.” PHOTO COURTESY FOX 2000 PICTURES
of mere mortals engaged in an epic battle against an enormous, cold, and uncaring force of nature, “Chasing Mavericks” chronicles the life of legendary surfer Jay Moriarty. What results is basically
“The Karate Kid,” with surfing instead of martial arts - complete with a role for Elisabeth Shue (though she’s now forced into the thankless, one-note role of an alcoholic mother who requires more care than she provides). Directors Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted focus on the relationship between the teenaged Moriarty (played with appropriately wideeyed naivete by Jonny Weston) and the gruff, but good-hearted, veteran surfer Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler). Frosty reluctantly agrees to act as mentor and train Moriarty after the boy becomes obsessed with learning to surf “The Mavericks,” a dangerous section of ocean just off the coast of Northern California that, due to some uniquelyshaped underwater rock formations, is capable of producing gargantuan waves during the winter months. A fairly by-the-numbers comingof-age flick, the story progresses more or less exactly how you’d expect, as Jay must mature and find the discipline within in order to conquer his fears and achieve the greatness he desires, while simultaneously forming a heartwarming surrogate father/son bond with Frosty. There’s a subplot about Frosty’s reluctance to be a father to his own children, but with the minor role all the female characters play in the film, it doesn’t take much to predict what will force Frosty to step up and act like a father. The film’s surfing sequences are exciting and beautifully filmed, but there just aren’t enough of them. There’s a lot of time devoted to paddle boating and Jay’s struggle to be able to hold his breath for four minutes. What few surfing scenes there are can’t balance the fact that everything that takes place on dry land is painfully dull, making for a film that, while ostensibly about the quest to find a moment that makes you feel truly alive, is itself oddly lifeless.
CASTLE IN THE SKY
Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m.
A princess with a mysterious crystal pendant falls out of the sky and into the arms of an orphan. Together they search for a floating island, the site of a long-dead civilization promising wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. A rare opportunity to see one of Miyazaki's most stunning and infrequently screened films. (Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1986, 124 min.)
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In this David-and-Goliath tale, a group of proud Scottish homeowners takes on Donald Trump as he gets set to destroy the crown jewels of Scotland’s natural heritage to build a luxury golf resort. We follow the local residents as they make their last stand in the face of police harassment, constant legal threats, and the cutting off of their water and electricity supplies. Told entirely without narration, You've BeenTrumped captures the cultural chasm between the glamorous, jet-setting, and media savvy Donald Trump and a deeply rooted Scottish community. (Anthony Baxter, UK 2012, 100 min., Digital Projection)
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Eastview 13 425-0420 Eastview Mall, Victor ARGO: 12:55, 4:05, 6:55, 10; CHASING MAVERICKS: 1:10; CLOUD ATLAS: 12:40, 4:20, 8; FLIGHT: 12:50, 4, 7:10, 10:20; FUN SIZE: 1:40, 4:35; HERE COMES THE BOOM: 1:25, 4:15, 7, 9:45; HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: 3D 9:40; 2D 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:15; THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS: 12:10, 2:40, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:55, 10:15; PITCH PERFECT: 4:25, 7:05, 9:50; SILENT HILL: REVELATIONS: 3D 4:30, 7:30, 10:35; 2D 1:30; SINISTER: 7:25, 10:25; TAKEN 2: 1:15, 5, 7:40, 10:10; WRECK-IT RALPH: 3D 1, 4:10, 7:20, 9:55; 2D 12, 2:35, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30.
Geneseo Theatres 243-2691 Geneseo Square Mall ARGO: 7; also Sat-Sun 1; CLOUD ATLAS: 7:30; also Fri-Sun 4:15; also Sat-Sun 1; HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: 7, 9; also Fri-Sun 5; also Sat-Sun 1, 3; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: 7:15, 9:15; also Fri-Sun 5:15; also Sat-Sun 1:15, 3:15; SILENT HILL: REVELATION: 7:15, 9:15; also Fri-Sun 5:15; also Sat-Sun 1:15, 3:15; TAKEN 2: 9:10; also Fri-Sun 5:10; also Sat-Sun 3:10; WRECKIT RALPH: 3D 7, 9; also Fri-Sun 5; also Sat-Sun 1, 3.
Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] BEING THERE (1979): Peter Sellers’ last great role was as a Washington DC gardener who becomes a political insider when his simple observations about tending plants are mistaken for profound allegory. Co-starring Shirley Maclaine, Jack Warden, and Oscar winner Melvyn Douglas. Dryden (Wed, Oct 24, 8 p.m., and Sun, Oct 28, 2 p.m.) CASTLE IN THE SKY (1986): The Dryden kicks off its Hayao Miyazaki retrospective with a rare screening of the Japanese animation legend’s first Studio Ghibli film, in which an orphan and a princess embark on a search for a legendary floating castle. Dryden (Fri, Nov 2, 8 p.m., and Sun, Nov 4, 2 p.m.) A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957): Elia Kazan directs Andy Griffith in his drama about a hardlivin’ hayseed whose status as an overnight media sensation uncovers an ugly side that feeds on power. With Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau, and Lee Remick. Dryden (Thu, Nov 1, 8 p.m.) FLIGHT (PG-13): Robert Zemeckis’s first live-action film since 2000’s “Cast Away” is a drama with Don Cheadle, John Goodman, and Denzel Washington as an airline pilot who saves a flight from crashing, only to have the ensuing 30 City october 31 - november 6, 2012
424-3090 525 Marketplace Dr. ALEX CROSS: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20; ARGO: 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05; CHASING MAVERICKS: 4, 9:35; CLOUD ATLAS: 11:45 a.m., 3:25, 7:05, 10:45; FLIGHT: 12:10, 1:10, 3:20, 3:50, 4:20, 6:30, 7:30, 9:40, 10:10, 10:50; FUN SIZE: 11:55 a.m., 2:20, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; HERE COMES THE BOOM: 12:40, 7; HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:40, 10:15; LOOPER: 10; THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS: 12:50, 3:15, 5:40, 8:10, 10:40, 11:40; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: 12:20, 2:55, 5:25, 7:50, 10:25; THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER: 1:30, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10; PITCH PERFECT: 12:55, 6:55; SILENT HILL: REVELATIONS: 3D 3:10, 5:35, 8:05, 10:30, 11:50; 2D 12:45; SINISTER: 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:30, 11:55; TAKEN 2: 11:50 a.m., 2:05, 4:30, 6:50, 9:20, 11:30; WRECK-IT RALPH: 3D 1, 3:40, 6:20, 9, 11:35; 2D 12, 2, 2:40, 4:40, 5:20, 7:20, 8, 10:35.
383-1310 3349 Monroe Ave. ARGO: 1:40, 3:10, 4:20, 5:50, 7:20, 8:30; also Fri-Sat 10; FriSun 12:30; CLOUD ATLAS: 12:50, 3, 4:30, 6:30, 8; also Fri-Sat 10; FLIGHT: 1, 4, 7; also Fri-Sat 10; HOTEL TRANSLYVANIA: 2:20, 4:35, 6:50; also Fri-Sat 9:05; FriSun 12:05; THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER: 2:40, 5:05, 7:30; also Fri-Sat 9:55; Fri-Sun 12:15; PITCH PERFECT: 1:40, 4:25, 7:10; also Fri-Sat 9:45; WRECK-IT RALPH: 3D 4:10; also Fri-Sat 9:10; 2D 1:30, 6:40.
The Little 258-04 240 East Ave. ARBITRAGE: 9; also Sat-Sun 3:50; ARGO: 7:10, 9:40; also Sat-Sun 1, 4:10; THE MASTER: 6:30, 9:20; also Sat-Sun 12:45, 3:30; THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER: 6:50, 9:10; also Sat-Sun 1:15, 3:40; SAMSARA: 6:40; also Sat-Sun 1:35; SEACHING FOR SUGARMAN: 7 (no 7 show Thur 11/8), 9:30; also Sat-Sun 12, 4. investigation into the equipment malfunction reveal something troubling. Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown HANDS UP! (1926): Silent film legend Raymond Griffith stars in this classic comedy as a Confederate spy who must dodge explosions, Native Americans, and a pair of sisters in his efforts to capture a shipment of Union gold. Dryden (Tue, Nov 6, 8 p.m.) THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS (R): Wu-Tang’s versatile RZA makes his feature directing debut with this bloody wire-fu flick set in 19th-century China in which he stars, alongside Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu, as The Blacksmith, a weapons maker caught in the middle of feuding clans. Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Tinseltown THE WOLF MAN (1941): Lon Chaney, Jr. plays the title character in this timeless creature feature about a prodigal son who returns home to Wales, only to be bitten by a werewolf. With Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, and Bela Lugosi. Dryden (Wed, Oct 31, 8 p.m.) WRECK-IT RALPH (PG): John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch provide a few of the voices in this animated comedy about a video-game bad guy who dreams of becoming a hero, even if it means upending the status quo at the arcade. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown
Tinseltown USA / IMAX 247-2180 2291 Buffalo Rd. ALEX CROSS: 11:50 a.m., 2:25, 5, 7:40, 10:10; ARGO: 12:45, 4, 7, 9:45; CHASING MAVERICKS: 1:35, 7:10; CLOUD ATLAS: 12:25, 4:15, 8; FLIGHT: 11:40 a.m., 1:30, 3:05, 4:40, 6:15, 7:50, 9:35; FRAKENWEENIE: 3D 7:05; 2D 2:15; FUN SIZE: 11:20 a.m., 4:25, 10:05; HERE COMES THE BOOM: 11:30 a.m., 4:30, 9:35; HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: 3D 2:55, 5:10, 10:05; 2D 12:30, 7:45; THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: IMAX 12:20, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 10; NON-IMAX: 11:25 a.m., 4:20, 9:25; PITCH PERFECT: 1:40, 6:45; SILENT HILL: REVELATIONS: 2D 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:50; 3D 12:10; SINISTER: 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 9:40; TAKEN 2: 11:35 a.m., 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55; WRECK-IT RALPH: 3D 1:10, 3, 3:55, 6:40, 8:30, 9:25; 2D 11:15 a.m., 12:15, 2:05, 4:50, 5:45, 7:35, 10:15. YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED (2012): This modern-day David-vs.Goliath documentary chronicles a group of proud Scottish homeowners who take on realestate mogul Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland’s last wilderness areas to build a golf resort. Dryden (Sat, Nov 3, 8 p.m.) FUN SIZE (PG-13): This comedy spends a Halloween evening with a party-bound teen who is forced to take her brother trickor-treating but loses him instead. Co-starring Chelsea Handler, Johnny Knoxville, and Ana Gasteyer. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Tinseltown [ CONTINUING ] 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, Henrietta, Tinseltown ARBITRAGE (R): Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Roth 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 costars 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, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown CHASING MAVERICKS (PG): Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson co-direct (?!) Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, and Jonny Weston in the true story of late surfing icon Jay Moriarity and his quest to ride Northern California’s most dangerous wave. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Tinseltown CLOUD ATLAS (R): Assembling the creative forces of filmmakers Tom Tykwer (1998’s “Run Lola Run”) and siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski (the “Matrix” trilogy) gets you an ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell’s genre-spanning novel exploring the effects of individual actions throughout time. Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, and Hugo Weaving. Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, 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 much-needed funds for his cashstrapped school by becoming a successful MMA fighter. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Tinseltown 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). Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown 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, Henrietta, Tinseltown THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13): Writerdirector Stephen Chbosky adapts his semi-autobiographical comingof-age novel about an introverted and troubled freshman who is befriended by a pair of seniors. With Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson. Henrietta, 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. Eastview, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (PG13): 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 SILENT HILL: REVELATION (R): It’s the 3D sequel to the 2006 film adaptation of the survival horror video game, with a teenager learning the truth about her life in an alternate dimension. Starring Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, and Malcolm McDowell. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, 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, Henrietta, Tinseltown SLEEPWALK WITH ME (NR): Writer-director Mike Birbiglia adapted his acclaimed one-man stage show about an aspiring comedian in denial about his girlfriend, his career, and his sleepwalking disorder, which becomes more dangerous as he grows more anxious. Cinema 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 Eurobaddie Rade Serbedzija) looking to avenge his Albanian-kidnapper son’s death. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Henrietta, Tinseltown
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If you are nautically-minded and have longed to own a home with a view of a large body of water, 507 Beach Avenue may just fulfill your dreams. Built in 1954, this attractive two-story residence is situated on the south side of Beach Avenue, across from the row of late-19th and early-20th-century homes and elegant gardens that makes up the Beach Avenue Historic District and overlooks Lake Ontario. The public “secret sidewalk” that runs along the lake shore bluff is just across the street. The house sits well-back from the road and is surrounded by mature trees with a dense woods backdrop. A wide asphalt driveway with a turn-around leads to an attached two-garage. Any winds off the lake will be buffeted by the small covered porch leading to the main entrance and a tiled-floor vestibule with a glazed door separating the interior. Inside, a semi-open floor plan begins with a spacious living room with gleaming oak floors and a handsome wood-burning fireplace with a decorative mantel. A wide opening leads to the dining area, followed by a bright sun room with its wall of windows that overlooks the alluring backyard. Step out the side door onto a wood deck and a multi-colored block terrace and enjoy a tear-drop-shaped inground pool surrounded by a white picket fence. Surrounding the pool are shade gardens and ornamental shrubs and trees, as well as a wood stockade fence, with a small garden “house” in the corner. A
woodlot beyond assures further privacy on this roomy .31 acre lot. Off the dining room is the tidy kitchen with its gleaming white cabinets, black counter tops and appliances, gray tile floor, as well as a nice view of the backyard from the kitchen sink windows. A large den/office/media room is located to the left of the front entrance. With one of two full bathrooms located here, it could also serve as a bedroom. The second floor contains three comfortable bedrooms connected by a hall with built-in drawers and cupboard, a laundry chute and a second, remodeled full bath. The large master bedroom occupies the front of the house and features views of the lake. Oak floors and ample closets are found throughout the second floor. The Beach Avenue neighborhood is within an easy walk of Ontario Beach Park with its large array of recreational facilities, including the historic Dentzel Carousel. Also nearby is a wide variety of shops and restaurants, the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse and the Genesee River, which offers yachting opportunities from canoe and kayak to motor and sailboats. This well-maintained residence has 2244 square feet and is offered at $149,900. Visit rochestercityliving.com/ property/R187616 or contact Michael Liess at RE/MAX Custom at 671-1111. by Ann Parks Ann is a Landmark Society volunteer.
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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 New York Contact Bobby 585-328-4121 sitting email@example.com EXP. DRUMMER Strong vocals to join (keyboard)/ (keyboard bass) who also sings lead. To form duo (Retro Pop/Dance/ Jazz). Must be willing to shop the musical product around to get gigs 585-426-7241
MEET OTHER MUSICIANS any instrument, male singer- jam together- coffee house, private gigs, I play keys Call Martin 585-266-6337
electric, all styles. Music therory and composition for all instruments. Former Berklee and Eastman Teacher. For more information, call 585-260-9958
MEN ENJOY SINGINING Fun with the Chorus of the Genesee, Sing, learn, perform, share laughs and libation! Guest night Tuesday at 7 PM. Stop in at 58 E Main St, Webster. Call 585698-7784
PIANO LESSONS In your home or mine. Patient, experienced instructor teaching all ages, levels and musical styles. Call Scott: 585- 465-0219. Visit www.pianolessonsrochester.com
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 THE GREGORY KUNDE CHORALE is looking for male voices. Call for an audition now to join our fourteenth season! Info Line 377 7568 or visit our website www. gregorykundechorale.org
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Sunday Services 10:30 AM
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Psychic Fair NOVEMBER 17TH 11am–7pm • Free Admission
For more information and schedules www.plymouthspiritualistchurch.org Robin Higgins, Pastor ~ Phone: 585.271.1470
Reliable and effective prayer Explore the possibilities International speaker, Mark Swinney, is a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.
Monday, November 5, at 7:00pm School Of The Arts 45 Prince Street (corner of University Ave. and Prince St.) Rochester, NY 14607
Miscellaneous FREE DENTAL CLEANING MCC Sophomore Dental Hygiene student looking for volunteer patients interested in complimentary dental cleaning. Must be 2+ years since last professional cleaning. Call 585-314-0398 and leave a message for Leslie S. HAS YOUR BUILING SHIFTED OR SETTLED? Contact Woodford Brothers Inc, for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLDBARN www.woodfordbros. com. “Not applicable in Queens county” *REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL!* Get a 4-Room All-Digital Satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting at $19.99/mo. FREE HD/DVR upgrade for new callers, CALL NOW. 1-800-925-7945 SAWMILLS from only $3997MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmil Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD www.NorwoodSawmills. com/300N 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N
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HERITAGE CHRISTIAN STABLES, a therapeutic horsemanship program for children and adults with developmental disabilities, is looking for volunteers to serve as horse leaders and side walkers. Call Kim Kennedy at (585) 3402016 or email kkennedy@ heritagechristianservices.org
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area. Anyone who would like information about volunteering at the Camp Good Days’ Kazoo Fest can contact Melissa Cappelluti at Camp Good Days, at 585-624-5555 or mcappelluti@campgooddays. org. More information and the Kazoo Fest Volunteer Form can also be found at www. campgooddays.org.
HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help make the Annual Joe Benet Memorial Kazoo Fest a great success. No previous volunteer experience is needed and volunteers may select their preferred Kazoo Fest location, as well as their preferred dates and times. A mandatory volunteer training is required for all new volunteers, which will be held on a date to be determined at the Camp Good Days’ Headquarters in Mendon, for those wishing to volunteer in the Rochester
ROCHESTER CARES is looking for volunteers interested in joining us to make a difference in Rochester!! One time and recurring volunteer opportunities with a wide range of organizations. www. rochestercares.org/calendar.php SCHOOL #12 999 South Ave. is looking for reading & math volunteers, English & Spanish. Training provided. Call Vicki 585-461-4282 VOLUNTEER GROUP works with Local Non-Profits, Charity Works for Rochester, meets 3rd Thursday each Month
FOSTER PARENTS WANTED! Monroe County is looking for adults age 21 and over to consider opening their homes to foster children.
Business Actors Opportunities Wanted
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Men’s Emergency Winter Shelter at Dimitri House. Please call us at 325-1796 for more information or to volunteer your time.
HELP WANTED!!! Make $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! FREE Supplies! Helping Home-Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! www.mailing-usa. com (AAN CAN)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to depict evangelistic opportunities by means of performing skits in a Church environment. Professional acting not a requirement. This is done in a small Church setting. Contact Pastor Ron @ 585-957-6155
ACTORS/MOVIE EXTRAS Needed immediately for upcoming roles $150-$300 /day depending on job requirements. No experience, all looks needed. 1-800560-8672 for casting times /locations.
WOMEN: ROCHESTER HABITAT is looking for women 18 years+ to help build a house with a single mother. Visit rochabitat.org or call 5461470
Volunteers A SECOND THOUGHT Resale Shop in East Rochester is accepting applications for volunteer sale associates and online researchers. Shop benefits people with disabilities in Guatemala. Call (585) 3402000.
7:30PM Al Sigl Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave. Door 5 Lower level conference room 585234-0187
SEEKING HAIRSTYLIST & NAIL TECHNICIAN Established Salon located in the heart of the Village of Pittsford is looking for a hard-working, creative Stylist & Nail Technician. We are a professional, established, nononsense salon. Our credits include the News Channel 8 anchor staff. PLEASE CALL 585-820-9062 TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW.
Lakeside is currently seeking committed caregivers for the following positions. Beikirch Care Center
• CNAs –all shifts, Full and part-time, per diem • RN Admin. Nursing Supervisors, Full and part-time evenings
• Physician Assistants / Nurse Practitioners (internal medicine) Full-time 36 hours per week/8 and 12 hour shifts available • Outpatient Physical Therapist – per diem • Speech Language Pathologist – per diem • RNs ICU and ED – per diem • RNs Operating Room – Full time Please visit www.lakesidehealth.org to review position summaries and submit an application. Click on the blue employment tab and then job listings. EOE rochestercitynewspaper.com City 35
Legal Ads [ 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 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. [ LEGAL NOTICE VG CAPITAL GROUP LLC ] Notice of Organization: VG Capital Group LLC was filed with SSNY on July 20, 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: c/o Nixon Peabody LLP, 1300 Clinton Square, Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company 1. Name of the Limited Liability
Company is Zolala, LLC. 2. Articles of Organization were filed by Department of State of New York on October 16, 2012. 3. County of office: Monroe 4. 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: 656 Kayleigh Drive, Webster, NY 14580 [ NOTICE ] 10N2 ASSOCIATES LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 10/9/12. 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 100 Cummings Center, Suite 333C, Beverly, MA 01915. LLC’s 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 ] 2103 Maiden Lane, LLC was filed with SSNY on September 5, 2012. Office: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. P.O. address which SSNY shall mail any process against the LLC served upon SSNY: 2103 Maiden Lane, LLC, PO Box 183, North Chili, New York 14514. Purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. Please direct all correspondence to the address below. [ 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
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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 ]
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 ] CGS FABRICATION, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/1/12. 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, 855 Publishers Pkwy, Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes. [ 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.
CGS WEBSTER MACHINING, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/1/12. 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, 855 Publishers Pkwy, Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes.
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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.
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 ] BROOKDALE RENTALS LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/21/12. 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, 11 Brookdale Rd., Brockport, NY 14420. 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
[ 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 ] EAGLE RENTALS LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/21/12. 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, 11 Brookdale Rd., Brockport, NY 14420. 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 ] Index No. 201110591 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Family First of NY Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Estate of Georgea A. Black, a/k/a Georgea Black, Nadine Black, as Executrix; People of the State of New York; United States of America; Nadine Black, Individually, Defendants Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 12, 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 November 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 305 Pearson Lane; Tax Account No. 059.071-21, described in Deed recorded in Liber 10044 of Deeds, page 501; lot size 80 x 150. 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: $68768.0 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: October 2012 Aaron Sperano, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767
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KING PROPERTIES NY, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/17/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Ste. 201, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
Not. of Form of SAGER DRIVE PROPERTIES, LLC Art. of org. filed Sec’ty State (SSNY) 9/5/12 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 1241 University Ave. Rochester, NY 14607
[ NOTICE ] Lead Pipe Productions LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/16/12. Office location Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the LLC at 23 Maricrest Drive., Rochester, NY 14616. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Legal Notice of Formation of LLC. Long Pond Road II, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/2012. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served and SSNY shall mail process to c/o Gerald F. Stack, Esq., Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, One Park Place, 300 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. Purpose: any business permitted under law. [ NOTICE ] MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY GROUP LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 7/30/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Peter Ferrari, 6 Dover Ct., Rochester, NY 14624. General Purposes. [ 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 Blue Wave Properties, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/17/12. 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 19 Eaglesfield Wy, Fairport, NY 14450. 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.
Legal Ads [ 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 ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a beer & wine license has been applied for by Fiamma, LLC dba Fiamma, 1308 Buffalo Rd, Rochester NY 14624, County of Monroe, Town of Gates, 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 Kimble Enterprises LLC dba The Crab Shack, 749 E. Henrietta Rd, Rochester NY 14623, County of Monroe, Town of Brighton, 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 Dwight Caesar dba Island’s Bar & Lounge, 1508 Dewey Ave. Rochester, NY 14615, County of Monroe, for a bar & 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 BRICK WOOD FIRED PIZZA & PASTA INC dba BRICK WOOD FIRED PIZZA& PASTA, 2833 Monroe Ave., Rochester NY 14618, County of Monroe, Town of Brighton for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that an Order entered by the Supreme Court, Monroe County on the 22nd day of October, 2012, bearing Index Number 12-11566, a copy of which may be examined at the
office of the Clerk, located at the County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York , grant me the right effective upon the compliance with the provisions of Article 6 of the Civil Rights Law and Order, to assume the name of JULIA MARIE BATEMAN-URTIS. My present address is 83 Belleclaire Drive., Rochester, NY 14617. That the day of my birth is; July 22, 2006; (age 6) birth Certificate Register #6237, recorded district 2700, and the place of my birth is Rochester, New York; My present name is JULIA MARIE URTIS. [ 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 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 CRANBERRY CASUALS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/04/12. 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 U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
[ 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. [ 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 JJ ZEBs, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/6/2012. 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, 388 Mason Road, Fairport NY 14450. 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.
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. 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 [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 140 VINAL, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/07/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has be en designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 415 Murwood Lane,Webster, New York 14580. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MDMS Properties, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/5/2012. 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 194 Old English Dr., Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MFP 126 CAYUGA STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 2479 Browncroft Blvd., Rochester, NY 14625. 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 Limited Liability Company. 1. Name of the Limited Liability
[ NOTICE ] 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 ] Notice of Formation of MORGAN HOLT RD LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 95 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Evan & Fox, LLP at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of One Way Enterprises I LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/27/12. 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 One Way Enterprises, 8376 Merriman Rd., Bergen, NY 14416. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ 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 RCS Property Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/15/12. 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 1400 St. Paul St., Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RCS Real Estate, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/15/12. 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 1400 St. Paul St., Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ROW HOUSE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/22/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: J. Loftus, 69 Cascade Dr., Rochester, NY 14614. 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 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 AdvizeX Partners I, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/17/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in DE on 9/20/11. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 9724 Wolf Creek Dr., Irving, TX 75063-5032. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any and all lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of HCP SH ELP2 PROPERTIES, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/22/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/17/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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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
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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 ] 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. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ 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 (LLC) is Rochester Brainery LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on October 22, 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 theLLC at 119 Sylvester Street, Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ 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 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 ] Barbara and Michael Hanna Family, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on October 23, 2012. Its principal place of business is located at 21 McCoord Woods Drive, Fairport, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 21 McCoord Woods Drive, Fairport, New York 14450. The purpose
of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE 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. 2012-3782 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Donald J. Payne; Janice H. Rose; Casa Associates, LLC; Susan Payne, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 15, 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 November 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Ogden, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 18 Sheldon Drive, Spencerport, NY 14559, Tax Account No. 102.02-1-54, described in Deed recorded in Liber 10910 of Deeds, page 643; lot size 100 x 314. 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: $192,576.34 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: October 2012 Deborah Field, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone:(585) 3245767
Fun [ news of the weird ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD Horse show jumping is a longtime Olympics sport, but for the last 10 years, equestrians have been performing in “horseless” show jumping, in which horse courses are run by “riders” on foot (who, by the way, do not straddle broomsticks). According to an October report in The Wall Street Journal, an international association headed by retired pro equestrian Jessica Newman produces at least 15 shows a year, with between 40 to 130 competitors galloping over jumps that vary from two to four feet high (five feet in “Grand Prix” events), with the “riders” graded as if they were on horses (timed, with points off for contacting the rails). Explained Newman about the shows’ success: “It’s just fun to be a horse.”
— Official Gaydar: Malaysia’s Education Ministry has held at least 10 seminars recently to teach parents and teachers how to head off the pesky homosexuality that their kids may be in “danger” of developing. According to officials, sure signs are when boys wear “V-neck” or sleeveless shirts or carry big handbags. For girls, the most obvious sign is “having no affection for boys.” Last year, according to a September Reuters report, the government set up camps specifically to teach “masculine behavior” to “effeminate” boys. —Championship eaters gobble down hot dogs on New York’s Coney Island, but in August, when a Filipino restaurant in Brooklyn wanted a more ethnic contest, it offered plates of “baluts” -- the Philippine delicacy of duck fetuses. Wayne Algenio won, stuffing 18 down his throat in five minutes. Typically, the baluts have barely begun to develop, sometimes allowing a “lucky” diner to sense in his mouth the crackle of a beak or the tickle of a feather. Since baluts are exotic, they
are considered to be (as is often the case in Asia) aphrodisiacs. — Surviving a cobra bite in Nepal is simple, some natives believe. If the victim bites the snake right back, to its death, the venom is rendered harmless. One confident farmer bitten in August in Biratnagar told BBC News that he went about his business normally after fatally biting his attacker and survived only after his family convinced him that perhaps the custom was ridiculous and hauled him to a hospital. — A September religious festival in Nanchang, China, is a favorite of beggars, as visitors are in a generous mood, but officials expressed concern this year about the increasing hordes of panhandlers harassing the pilgrims. Thus, town officials ordered all festival beggars to be locked up in small cages (too tiny to allow standing) to minimize the hustling. Beggars are free to leave, but then must stay away permanently. Most beggars chose to stay since they still earned more in festival cages than they would have on the street.
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(1) Todd Kettler, 37, was arrested in October in Kalamazoo Township, Mich., and charged with robbing a Southfield, Mich., bank five days earlier. The manager of a strip club in the Township had noticed that Kettler was handing women money saturated with red dye, and called the police. (2) Two men, ages 45 and 42, were arrested in Toronto in September after they walked into a neighborhood moneytransfer store with $520,250 in a duffel bag and attempted to wire that amount to an address in Los Angeles. Police charged them in connection with an ongoing money-laundering investigation.
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Expressing emotional uncertainty will add to your mystery when it comes to conversations with someone interested in getting to know you better. A fun-loving, adventurous attitude will lead to stimulating pastimes and romantic excitement that will entice someone who can match your every mood and hold your interest. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A partnership may not turn out to be as good a connection as you had hoped for. Back up and rethink your next move. Honesty will be key in making the right decision when it comes to love
and commitment. Let your true feelings and desires be known. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll be the one who stands out, the one attracting all the attention, the one who knows how to have fun. Love is highlighted, and attracting someone who wants to explore new places, adventures and intimate encounters will entice you to journey to a place you can be alone. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Too much choice will lead to indecisiveness. Back away from anyone putting pressure on you to move too quickly. Strive for friendship first. If the person you are with won’t slow down,
move on to someone who will. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Travel and attending networking functions will lead to a surprising encounter with someone who rocks your world. You may be busy with activities you have signed up for, but making a little time to ensure that you get to see this person again will contribute to future happiness. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Letting someone from your past hold the key to your heart will not allow for future relationships to develop. Take responsibility for your personal life by doing whatever it takes to find closure. Romantically, good fortune is
within reach if you are open to advances being made. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll attract plenty of potential partners if you get out and take part in community events that promise to teach you about different cultures. Sharing your thoughts and exploring the possibilities others have to offer will lead to romance and a commitment you cannot refuse. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t feel pressured to make an emotional decision or push someone else to make a commitment to you. Enjoy the company of whoever touches your heart, and stop worrying about where
your love life is heading. One day at a time will lead to a special relationship. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A change will do you good and will increase your romantic opportunities. Doing things a little differently or spending time with someone who has something unique to offer will change your perspective regarding how you want to live life. Live, love, laugh. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Reconsider where you are heading in life before you try to initiate plans that are not in the stars. Common interests must be part of the equation if you are looking
for a relationship that can stand the test of time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Live life honestly. Look at your goals and consider what you want before you let ulterior motives lead you down a romantic path that is for convenience rather than true love. Poor emotional choices will not bring the results you are looking for romantically. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may be ready to make a commitment, but you have to be patient if the person you want to spend all your time with isn’t ready. Show versatility and strive to keep whoever interests you guessing if you want a union that is binding.
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