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In response to the article about Brighton residents’ concerns about a possible methadone clinic (News, October 28), this sort of argument is exactly the sort of thing that prevents people from accessing and engaging in care. It is also ridiculous to assume that these individuals aren’t already in your community, because they are a part of your community. More locations to access methadone will help the area greatly. As stated in the article, there is already a shortage of access to treatment, often with a waiting list to see a provider. Another issue is the assumption that all of those engaging in treatment are criminals or inherently bad. The face of addiction is changing, and perpetuating this stereotype only prevents people from asking for help and engaging. Over the years there has been a marked increase in heroin use in the suburbs. In February 2014, the Democrat and Chronicle published an article explaining that users are increasingly coming from the suburbs due to the price and accessibility of heroin. Let us continue to promote an environment of treatment and support instead of perpetuating the stigma that creates barriers to recovery. SHANNON KELLY
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Livestock’s role in climate change
Fossil fuels are only part of the problem. It has come to
light that animal agriculture is one of the major causes of climate change. So on an individual level, the biggest dent would be to switch to a vegan lifestyle. So let’s make a difference on a personal level first. Go vegan. KEVIN R. MABEE
We knew enough decades ago to have addressed climate change with far less disruption and pain than is now required, but our nature told us not to act despite the clear writing on the wall. And this is without question our fault, and does not bode well for the likelihood that we will start doing better now. Efforts like Mr. Frank’s (News, November 4) to make us feel OK about the evil we have already wrought get us nowhere on the journey we now face. SANITY MONGER
The real victory was Warren’s
The big winner of this election (outside of the Republican Party) was Lovely Warren. She proved that without her prodding, Democrats will stay home, which they did, in droves. Maybe next time the Democratic Party will run a county executive candidate with at least some appeal to city voters. Sandy Frankel had zero appeal for the majority of city voters. ANIMULE
Cameras are about the cash
The city says the red-light cameras are for safety, yet they stepped up the collection of fines by booting cars and adding penalties. Are there any red light cameras in Monroe County other than in the City of Rochester? I find it hard to believe that the only unsafe intersections (which require cameras) are within the city limits. It’s not about safety; it’s about the revenue it generates. BART
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URBAN JOURNAL | BY MARY ANNA TOWLER
Our divided Monroe “You can only unify people who want to come together,” our political writer Jeremy Moule suggested late last week. We were talking about the routing that local Republicans gave Democrats in the November 3 election, and the disastrous division in the local Democratic Party. But Jeremy’s comment is applicable to the condition of Monroe County as a whole, the Democrats’ disarray aside. Monroe County Republicans, heavily concentrated in the suburbs, gained strength in the election, picking up one seat in the County Legislature, which they now control 19-10. And they easily hung onto the county executive’s office. In the latter race, winner Cheryl Dinolfo was helped a bit by the dismally low turnout in the nearly exclusively Democratic city. And it didn’t hurt that Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren declined to endorse Democrat Sandy Frankel. That’s likely yet another sign of the serious – and distinctly racial – division among Monroe County Democrats. It’s hard to blame Warren for not sharing her substantial funds, public support, and clout with a party when some of its big operatives continued to fight her after she won her party’s mayoral primary. But I’m not sure Frankel could have won, regardless. So maybe, for city residents, it was smart for Warren to stay neutral and not fight someone she’ll need to work well with. Because county government – its policies, its priorities, its funding, its legislation – is critically important to the city and its future. The county provides key social services for the poor, many of whom live in the city. The County Legislature appoints the Public Defender, whose office defends the poor. It nominates many of the board members of the transit company, whose buses are a lifeline for many city residents. It provides substantial funding for the public library. It’s no secret that the county is financially strapped. And no one, not Republicans and not the minority Democrats, is inclined to raise taxes. On the county’s website, current County Executive Maggie Brooks notes that Monroe County hasn’t raised the tax rate once in the 12 years she’s been in office. Since many costs have gone up, that has come at a price, in budget reductions in some areas and in work-arounds like fees and chargebacks. Among them: a charge on taxpayers’ tax bills related to the number of Monroe Community College students in individual municipalities. In areas with numerous MCC students, taxpayers are charged more. And obviously, more MCC
It matters how important the city is in the eyes of the new county executive and the heavily Republican legislature.” students come from areas with more lowincome families, including the City of Rochester. Budget cuts, fees, and charge-backs are likely to continue, given the county’s longrunning financial instability. It matters, then, how important the city is in the eyes of the new county executive and the heavily Republican legislature. Working with city officials, they could do great good. But there is little short-term incentive for them to do so, because this is structurally such a divided county, with every little municipality looking out for itself. But much of the county’s future is dependent on a healthy city. And much of the city’s future health is dependent on our acting as one community – not only in providing taxpayer-funded services for the poor but in economic-development and other planning decisions that shore up the community’s core rather than compete with it. Few people can speak to the city’s needs the way Lovely Warren can. If she and Cheryl Dinolfo build a true partnership, if Warren can convince not only Dinolfo but also the legislature Republicans, their party chair, and Republican town leaders of the need to act as one community, that will be an accomplishment that dwarfs some of the George Eastman-era reforms that we brag about. Is that a naive hope? Maybe. But changing attitudes toward the city will take a lot of education – one-to-one personal lobbying of politicians in the suburbs. That will take a deep understanding of the city and its residents’ needs, and it will take guts. Warren has both. If she can’t pull it off, I’m not sure who can. rochestercitynewspaper.com
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Guns turned in
A gun buyback held by the Rochester Police Department netted more than 200 firearms. The majority were handguns, as well as sawed-off shotguns and rifles, and one assault rifle. The RPD also collected inoperable and replica firearms, air guns, and pellet guns. People who turned in working firearms received Wegmans gift certificates.
Ebony Miller leads CUE
Rochester Institute of Technology chose Ebony Miller as interim director of its Center for Urban Entrepreneurship. Miller will raise funds to provide support for underserved businesses. And she’ll be responsible for collaborating with other community organizations such as the Rochester City School District for training and support of entrepreneurs. CUE is located downtown in the former Rochester Savings Bank building.
No second trial for Tan
Monroe County Court Judge James Piampiano ruled that due to insufficient evidence, Charles Tan couldn’t be retried for murder. Tan was accused of killing his father in their Pittsford
home, but the jury that heard his case couldn’t reach a unanimous decision. Prosecutor William Gargan and District Attorney Sandra Doorley are furious over the decision, and said they are researching possibilities for an appeal.
Burial assistance urged
Advocates from the House of Mercy again pressed the county to increase funding for indigent burials. During a press conference outside of the County Office Building, members of the Peterkin family described their struggle with burying Wanda Peterkin, who was killed in an October 4 fire, and her mother, Vera Hooks, who died less than a month later. Advocates want the county to cover the full cost of a wake, funeral, and burial, which is what the county did prior to 2006.
PUBLIC SAFETY | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
Citizen input sought for body-camera program
Rochester City Council kicks-off a series of public meetings tomorrow on the pending police body-camera program. Meetings will be held throughout November and one on December 3. The first meeting, on Thursday, November 12, will be held in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 30 Church Street.
Warren wants Uber
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren joined the “NY Needs Uber” Coalition with the mayors of Buffalo, Binghamton, Syracuse, and Albany. The coalition is trying to make the Uber ridesharing service available across New York State.
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The city hopes to phase in the camera program this fiscal year, which ends in June, 2016. The meetings will begin with a status update on the program. And then people will break up into tabletop work sessions, and will be asked to consider: When will the cameras be on and off? Can citizens opt out of being recorded? Who can see the footage? And how long will the footage be saved? There will also be a display of different kinds of body cameras. Citizens’ input will be used in drawing up the policies governing the use of the cameras, city officials say. But those policies have to be negotiated with the police union, too. Mike Mazzeo, president of the Locust Club, says that there are advantages to body cameras, but a
lot of questions, too. People have to understand, he says, that they’re not a magic bullet. “You really have to get this right,” he says. “And there’s really a lot involved.” A local activist group, the Rochester Coalition for Police Reform, has released its own policy recommendations for the cameras, covering camera use, data retention, public access, oversight, and other areas. Subsequent public meetings are Monday, November 16, at the Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Avenue; Monday, November 23, Edgerton Recreation Center, 41 Backus Street; Monday, November 30, Danforth Community Center, 200 West Avenue; and Thursday, December 3, Gantt Community Center, 700 North Street. All of the sessions start at 6 p.m.
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“What are we doing? People in this community feel so beaten down… that they don’t think that their voice actually matters. That’s a problem. That’s a problem not just for Democrats; it’s a problem for everybody.” [ JAMIE ROMEO, MONROE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC LEADER ]
POLITICS | BY JEREMY MOULE
Have county Dems hit bottom? Sometimes, the only thing that’ll unite stubborn people is a crisis, a problem so big that it just can’t be ignored any longer. This is the state that Monroe County Democrats find themselves in after last week’s elections. Dems prevailed in their barely-competitive City Council and school board races, won re-election to the Irondequoit Town Board, and picked up at least one Town Board seat in Sweden — showing that the party can win outside of the city. But the rest is very bad news. The Dems were defeated in every other contested election, including the top-prize county executive contest and in their County Legislature races. “If this wasn’t a come-to-Jesus moment, I’m not sure what is,” party chair Jamie Romeo said during an interview the day after the elections; lawn signs, campaign handbills, and call scripts were still strewn across MCDC headquarters. Democrats knew the odds were against them heading into Election Day, but the results are still deflating. The teetering party has taken a pummeling this year, beginning with the defection of District Attorney Sandra Doorley to the GOP in January, extending all the way to Mayor Lovely
Warren’s choice not to endorse in the county executive’s race. The Democratic Committee is also close to broke. Some big donors, put off by the party’s disarray, are holding on to their checks. It doesn’t help that Warren and other high-profile Democrats such as Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle and House Representative Louise Slaughter aren’t raising money for the party. The question is where do the Democrats go from here? Party leaders talk in general terms about rallying together and working as a team; Romeo and Warren are talking about how the party moves forward, Romeo says. And she says that the committee’s door is open to anyone who wants to work with their fellow Democrats. But leaders also say that they can only unify people who want to be united. In other words, the party’s future depends on county Democrats setting aside their differences and working for MCDC’s greater good. That responsibility isn’t just on the mayor and her supporters, but on the other party leaders and members who are at odds with them. Voter turnout is another major issue, Romeo says. Roughly 29 percent of registered voters in Monroe County cast a ballot in the county executive race, slightly
below average for a non-presidential, local election year. “What are we doing?” Romeo says. “People in this community feel so beaten down, or whatever it may be, that they don’t think that their voice actually matters. That’s a problem. That’s a problem not just for Democrats; it’s a problem for everybody.” The party needs to get out and talk to potential voters, Romeo says, to find out why they aren’t casting ballots. During an appearance on WXXI’s Connections, Henrietta Democratic Leader Simeon Banister, who lost his bid for a County Legislature seat, says that his committee plans to do just that. It’s important for local Democrats to talk to people in their community outside of elections, he said, and to build relationships with them. Banister also said that the party needs to refine its messaging. It needs to explain issues in a way that sticks with voters, he said, instead of frequently veering off into policy wonk territory. But the party has little time to get its affairs in order before the 2016 campaigns pick up. Slaughter will be up for re-election, and she’ll face another challenge from Gates Supervisor Mark Assini, who she barely beat
Jamie Romeo. FILE PHOTO
last time. All state Assembly and Senate seats are on the ballot, too. Next year is also a presidential election year, and the public is generally more engaged in the political process during presidential elections. Romeo says that county Democrats need to try to translate some of that interest into future interest in local elections. A more politically engaged public could mean more voters, a bigger candidate pool, and more party volunteers, she says. “It’s the one beautiful thing about politics: it never ends,” Romeo says. “There’s another cycle.”
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Design for a better Rochester Joni Monroe firmly believes that Rochester has made monumental progress toward recognizing the value of its natural and historic assets and their critical role in good urban design. Many of the city’s neighborhoods, its downtown core, and many suburban communities are improving, she says. The longtime director and founding member of the Community Design Center of Rochester, formerly the Rochester Regional Community Design Center, recently stepped down from the nonprofit she helped create. Maureen Duggan is the organization’s new executive director. Since its founding in 2004, the Design Center has conducted dozens of charrettes, which are citizen-driven brainstorming sessions that lead to formal Joni Monroe. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN plans for redeveloping streets, blocks, or entire neighborhoods. From ARTWalk to the Village of Penn Yan, the Design Center has been an advocate of good natural world that surrounds us. When design, often pitting the small nonprofit the principles of good design are applied against some powerful interests. to that space, she says, the result is a more But more often it has meant guiding sustainable, functional, and healthier everyday people to build a grassroots neighborhood and community. consensus or vision for what they want their We’ve come to blame buildings and community to become. For instance, the neighborhoods for the challenged state Corn Hill Landing vision plans and ideas they’re in, Monroe says, even though from the charrettes were instrumental in they didn’t get that way arbitrarily. Good helping the city obtain a $4 million state design, she says, is the antidote to neglect, grant for the project. decline, and poverty. It’s the bloodline of What started as a small band of architects, vibrancy and vitality, she says, that every urban planners, landscape architects, and neighborhood and city seeks. designers interested in doing community “It actually mystifies me how in this work eventually became an influential force country we look at home building as a sign of that helped awaken the Rochester area to the a good economy when we’re also demolishing importance of good design. buildings, often to build those homes,” “We were this little collective of Robin Monroe says. “What are we really doing? It Hood architects that would swoop down saddens me to look at city neighborhoods that into communities on request,” Monroe had housing stock, from hardwoods, materials, says, “and we didn’t even have a place to and craftsmanship, that is irreplaceable.” store our drawings.” Monroe says that we need to re-examine City Council member Elaine Spaull our priorities with a better sense of balance says that the Design Center is an important that shifts the emphasis from cars and speed independent voice that helps the city see the to mass transit and community. One of the bigger picture. Though the Design Center first things that people notice when they doesn’t have policy-making authority, Spaull visit Europe is the social connectedness, she credits the organization with helping to says, and the street life. leverage funding and to obtain grants for “Here street life is looked at as suspect,” various projects. she says. “It’s like getting a reality check by But revitalization, as important as it is, professionals who say, ‘You’re going to have comes with some cautions. this a long time. Are you sure that you want “There are some problems when it that way?’” we revitalize an area that we hear from neighborhoods, particularly Monroe, a graduate of Columbia University challenged neighborhoods, and that and Yale University, has always been is the issue of gentrification,” Monroe concerned with preserving the public realm, says. “Gentrification has to be managed. that special combination of the built and
We need to think ahead and try to develop with sensitivity so that we’re not displacing people, because that’s what urban renewal did. We need to make it possible for people who have invested in neighborhoods over long periods of time and stayed there under very challenging conditions to remain there.” Gentrification can also smother diversity, Monroe says, and diversity is one of the main elements of a vibrant city. The lack of it creates social and economic pockets. The concentration of poverty in Rochester and its adverse impact on the city school system is a prime example, she says, of what happens when diversity isn’t encouraged. “Cities have always been places where innovation occurs, she says, and it occurs there because all of these disparate parts and pieces coming together in new and unusual ways. It should be celebrated, not feared.” A specific concern about Rochester, Monroe says, is the lack of a coordinated effort to harness the natural assets of the Genesee River, which has historically been one of the region’s most important economic engines. “Honestly, [the people who] come in from all over the country to lecture as part of our Reshaping Rochester series, they all ask the same question: ‘What’s with you guys? Why aren’t you taking advantage of that river?’” Monroe says. She says that we could begin with walkways on both sides of the river that start downtown and turn the falls and the gorge into an easily assessable attraction, something that could be done in phases.
Maureen Duggan. PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
“Every time you build a part of it, you leverage it to get more funding,” Monroe says. “Once you start in the center and work outward, you’ve created a tremendous economic generator.” But the river lacks a serious advocacy group, she says. “San Antonio has three organizations of citizens that work with their river,” she says. “We have none. If you look at any city that has a successful waterfront, they’ll have some sort of an alliance or organization or consortium group that has a steering committee and serves as a resource for the city.” On the plus side, removing a portion of the Inner Loop, though Monroe would like to see it all gone, and creating density with new housing, office, and retail space are all steps in the right direction for Rochester. The city is finally beginning to recover, she says, from the disastrous impact of urban renewal; something that may have started with good intentions, she says, but went terribly wrong. The lack of a vision for the Genesee River reflects a larger problem that has stymied Rochester’s resurgence, Monroe says. And it’s not the ones frequently cited: shaking its rustbelt economy and smaller size. “Rochester has all of the ingredients of a great city, including its size,” she says. “This idea that it has to be big to be wonderful is not true. Some of the most beautiful, most sought after cities in the world are small.” The biggest challenge facing Rochester is a lack of a coordinated vision, she says,
and the will to stick to it. The Portland redevelopment wasn’t a miracle or accidental, Monroe says. “Portland had the political will and leadership to put a growth boundary around it, saying ‘We don’t want to be surrounded by sprawl,’” Monroe says. “‘We don’t want to be a city that is developing outward and outward, and sucks away the energy from the downtown core.’” Portland opted for mass transit and density instead, she says, which not only used land prudently, but leveraged and grew the city’s tax base. “You look at Rochester and its center city and we will allow buildings of one or two stories to be built in our core,” Monroe says. “And that is a crime because what we’re saying is all of the stories above that, all of that opportunity for improving our tax base, we’re just going to squander it.” And the city’s inability to resist approving numerous variances on projects is symptomatic, she says, of a lack of leadership and vision. “If you looked at St. Paul [Minnesota] in 1997 and look at it now, almost 20 years later, they have a framework plan and they redid the zoning ordinances to correspond with it. They stuck to their guns. They do not grant variances the way we do.” An Aldi food market slated to go up in the North Winton Village neighborhood is a recent example of a project that required variances. And some still argue that it is a poor fit for the neighborhood in terms of size and style. But some nearby residents were less concerned about the need for variances. Not only do they want the investment in the neighborhood, but they see the store as competition that will help drive down food costs. Monroe says that the Design Center was asked by Winton Village residents to offer advice on the project to help make it a better development. She concedes that navigating the politics of development and working with various government agencies to arrive at a better outcome is challenging. It takes time to educate the public as well as developers about the value of good design, she says, and its relevance in our daily lives. “It’s tough,” she says. “There are compromises that have to be made in the built environment. We know that there are very few pure decisions.”
! d e r o Cens COVER STORY | BY TIM REDMOND
TEN BIG XXXXXX STORIES IGNORED XXXXX BY XXXX THE MAINSTREAM XXXXXX MEDIA
hen Sonoma State University professor Carl Jensen started looking into the media’s practice of selfcensorship in 1976, the Internet was only a dream and most computers were still big mainframes with whirling tape reels and vacuum tubes. Back then, the vast majority of Americans got all of their news from one daily newspaper and one of the three big TV networks. If a story wasn’t on ABC, NBC, or CBS, it might as well not have happened. Forty years later, the media world is a radically different place. Today, Americans are more likely to get their news from several different sources through Facebook than they would from CBS Evening News. Daily newspapers all over the country are struggling and, in some cases, dying. A story that appears on one obscure outlet can suddenly become a viral sensation reaching millions of readers at the speed of light. And yet, as Jensen’s Project Censored found, there are still big, important news stories that receive little exposure. As Project Censored staffers Mickey Huff and Andy Lee Roth note, 90 percent of US news media — the traditional outlets that employ full-time reporters — are controlled by six corporations. “The corporate media hardly represent
the mainstream,” the staffers wrote in the current edition’s introduction. “By contrast, the independent journalists that Project Censored has celebrated since its inception are now understood as vital components of what experts have identified as the newly developing ‘networked Fourth Estate.’” Jensen set out to frame a new definition of censorship. He put out an annual list of the 10 biggest stories that the mainstream media ignored, arguing that it was a failure of the corporate press to pursue and promote these stories that represented censorship — not by the government — but by the media itself. “My definition starts with the other end, with the failure of information to reach people,” he wrote. “For the purposes of this project, censorship is defined as the suppression of information, whether purposeful or not, by any method — including bias, omission, underreporting, or self-censorship — which prevents the public from fully knowing what is happening in the world.” Jensen died in April 2015, but his project was inherited and carried on by Sonoma State sociology professor Peter Phillips and Huff, who teaches social science and history at Diablo Valley College.
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Under their leadership, Project Censored has at times veered off into the loony world of conspiracies and 9/11 “truther” territory. A handful of stories included in the annual publication — to be kind — were difficult to verify. That’s caused a lot of us in the alternative press to question the validity of the annual list. But Huff, who is now project director, and Roth, associate director, have expanded and tightened up the process of selecting stories. Project staffers and volunteers first fact-check nominations that come in to make sure they are valid news reports. And then a panel of 28 judges, mostly academics with a few journalists and media critics, finalizes the top 10 and the 15 runners-up. The results are published in a book released by Seven Stories Press. I’ve been writing about Project Censored for 25 years, and I think it’s safe to say that the stories on this year’s list are credible, valid, and critically important. And even in an era when most of us are drunk with information, overloaded by buzzing social media telling us things we didn’t think we needed to know, these stories haven’t gotten anywhere near the attention they deserve.
HALF OF GLOBAL WEALTH OWNED BY THE 1 PERCENT We hear plenty of talk about the wealth and power of the top 1 percent of people in the United States, but the global wealth gap is, if anything, even worse. And it has profound human consequences. Oxfam International, which has been working for decades to fight global poverty, released a January 2015 report showing that, if current trends continue, the wealthiest 1 percent, by the end of this year, will control more wealth than everyone else in the world put together. As reported in Project Censored, “The Oxfam report provided evidence that extreme inequality is not inevitable, but is, in fact, the result of political choices and economic policies established and maintained by the power elite: wealthy individuals whose strong
influence keeps the status quo rigged in their own favor.” Another stunning fact: The wealth of 85 of the richest people in the world combined is equal to the wealth of half of the world’s poor combined. The mainstream news media’s coverage of the report and the associated issues was spotty at best, Project Censored notes. A few corporate television networks, including CNN, CBS, MSNBC, ABC, FOX, and C-SPAN covered Oxfam’s January report, according to the TV News Archive. CNN had the most coverage with about seven broadcast segments from January 19 to January 25, 2015. However, these stories aired between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., far from primetime.
OIL INDUSTRY ILLEGALLY DUMPS FRACKING WASTE WATER Fracking, which involves pumping highpressure water and chemicals into rock formations to free up oil and natural gas, has been a huge issue nationwide. But there’s been little discussion of one of the side effects: the contamination of aquifers. The Center for Biological Diversity reported in 2014 that oil companies had dumped almost 3 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into California’s underground water supply. Since the companies refuse to say what chemicals they use in the process, nobody knows exactly what the level of contamination is. But wells that supply drinking water near where the fracking waste was dumped tested high in arsenic, thallium, and nitrates.
According to Project Censored, “Although corporate media have covered debate over fracking regulations, the Center for Biological Diversity study regarding the dumping of waste water into California’s aquifers went all but ignored at first.” There appears to have been a lag of more than three months between the initial independent news coverage of the Center for Biological Diversity revelations and corporate coverage. In May 2015, the Los Angeles Times ran a front-page feature on Central Valley crops irrigated with treated oil field water; however, the Los Angeles Times report made no mention of the Center for Biological Diversity’s findings regarding fracking waste water contamination.”
POPULAR RESISTANCE TO CORPORATE WATER-GRABBING For decades, private companies have been trying to take over and control water supplies, particularly in the developing world. Now, as journalist Ellen Brown reported in March 2015, corporate water barons, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, the Carlyle Group, and other investment firms “are purchasing water rights from around the world at an unprecedented pace.” However, over the past 15 years, more than 180 communities have fought back and re-municipalized their water systems. “From Spain to Buenos Aires, Cochabamba to Kazakhstan, Berlin to Malaysia, water privatization is being aggressively rejected,” Victoria Collier reported in Counterpunch. Meanwhile, in the United States, some cities — in what may be a move toward privatization — are radically raising water rates and cutting off service to low-income communities. The mainstream media response to the privatization of water has been largely silence.
EIGHTY-NINE PERCENT OF PAKISTANI DRONE VICTIMS NOT IDENTIFIABLE AS MILITANTS The United States sends drone aircraft into combat on a regular basis, particularly in Pakistan. The Obama administration says that the drones fire missiles only when there is clear evidence that the targets are Al Qaeda bases. Secretary of State John Kerry insists that, “the only people we fire a drone at are confirmed terrorist targets at the highest levels.” But the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, which keeps track of all the strikes, reported that only 4 percent of those killed by drones were Al Qaeda members and only 11 percent were
FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER DEEPENS More than four years after a tsunami destroyed Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant and caused one of the worst nuclear accidents in human history, radiation from the plant continues to leak into the ocean. But the story has largely disappeared from the news. As Project Censored notes: The continued dumping of extremely radioactive cooling water into the Pacific Ocean from the destroyed nuclear plant, already being detected along the Japanese coastline, has the potential to impact entire portions of the Pacific Ocean and North America’s western shoreline. Aside from the potential release of plutonium into the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo Electric Power Company recently admitted that the facility is releasing large quantities of water contaminated with tritium, cesium, and strontium into the ocean every day.
We’re talking large amounts of highly contaminated water getting dumped into the ocean. The plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Company, “admitted that the facility is releasing a whopping 150-billion becquerels of tritium and 7-billion becquerels of cesiumand strontium-contaminated water into the ocean every day.” The potential for long-term problems all over the world is huge — and the situation hasn’t been contained.
confirmed militants of any sort. That means 89 percent of the 2,464 people killed by US drones could not be identified as terrorists. In fact, 30 percent of the dead could not be identified at all. The New York Times has covered the fact that, as one story noted, “Most individuals killed are not on a kill list, and the government does not know their names.” But overall, the mainstream news media ignored the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reporting.
METHANE AND ARCTIC WARMINGS’ GLOBAL IMPACTS We all know that carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are a huge threat to climate stability. But there’s another giant threat out there that hasn’t made much news. The arctic ice sheets, which are rapidly melting in some areas, contain massive amounts of methane — a greenhouse gas that’s way worse than carbon dioxide. And as the ice recedes, that methane is getting released into the atmosphere. Dahr Jamail, writing in Truthout, notes that all of our predictions about the pace of global warming and its impacts might have to be re-evaluated in the wake of revelations about methane releases: “A 2013 study, published in Nature, reported that a 50-gigaton ‘burp’ of methane is ‘highly possible at any time.’” As Jamail clarified, “That would be the equivalent of at least 1,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide,” noting that, since 1850,
humans have released a total of about 1,475 gigatons in carbon dioxide. A massive, sudden change in methane levels could, in turn, lead to temperature increases of 4 to 6 degrees Celsius in just one or two decades — a rapid rate of climate change to which human agriculture, and ecosystems more generally, could not readily adapt.” Jamail quoted Paul Beckwith, a professor of climatology and meteorology at the University of Ottawa: “Our climate system is in early stages of abrupt climate change that, unchecked, will lead to a temperature rise of 5 to 6 degrees Celsius within a decade or two.” Such changes would have “unprecedented effects” for life on Earth. A huge story? Apparently not. The major news media have written at length about the geopolitics of the arctic region, but there’s been very little mention of the methane monster. continues on page 28
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URBAN ACTION This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Film and discussion on race The MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence will show the documentary film “I’m Not Racist … Am I?” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 14. The film looks at generational views on race and equality. It will be shown at the Gandhi Institute, 929 South Plymouth Avenue, and will be followed by a conversation about race. RSVP: sthomps1@ rochester.rr.com.
How receivership of schools works
The Rochester school board will host a public forum for parents, teachers, and the community regarding school receivership and its impact on city schools. The forum is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, at 10 CITY NOVEMBER 11-17, 2015
School 9, 485 North Clinton Avenue. Registration is encouraged: www.rcsdk12. org/boeforum.
Forum on city inspections
Rochester City Council will hold a public forum regarding the draft Certificate of Occupancy waiver amendment. The C of O program is designed to ensure that all residents in rental properties are provided safe housing, and inspections of the interior and exterior are required. Some occupants have concerns about interior inspections, and the proposed amendment may offer a compromise solution. The forum will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, in City Council chambers at City Hall, 30 Church Street.
Talk on two-state solution The Jewish Community Center will present “A Positive Agenda for Israelis, Palestinians, and
American Jews,” a talk by Alan Elsner at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17. Elsner was executive director of the American for Israel Project and he is an Israeli who served in the Israeli Defense Forces. He says that a two-state solution remains the only viable path to peace in the region. The event will be held at the JCC, 1200 Edgewood Avenue.
Panel discussion on campaign finance
The League of Women Voters Rochester and the First Unitarian Church will present “Money in Politics-Is Democracy for Sale?” at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 16. A panel of three experts will discuss the ramifications of the Supreme Court decision regarding financial contributions to campaigns on US politics. The event will be held at First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road.
Aladdin's Natural Eatery owner Sami Mina opened Saha Med Grill last year, with a focus on fresh, healthy ingredients. On the menu is (left) tabbouleh made with tomatoes, parsley, mint, and quinoa; (middle) a sizable Greek salad; and (right) falafel, the only fried item on the menu. PHOTOS BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Fast, healthy, delicious Saha Med Grill 1290 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, 266-5000 14 SOUTH MAIN STREET, PITTSFORD, 387-8000 MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, 11 A.M. TO 9 P.M. SAHAMEDGRILL.COM [ REVIEW ] BY LAURA REBECCA KENYON
When Sami Mina opened Aladdin’s Natural Eatery in 1979, he was one of the first to introduce Mediterranean cuisine to Rochester. Now, Mina is marrying the taste and health benefits of the Mediterranean diet with fast-casual dining in his latest venture, Saha Med Grill. The first location opened on University Avenue in September 2014, the second opened in Pittsford last February, and the third is scheduled to open this month in College Town. Judging by the crowds and fast expansion, Saha seems to have found a winning combination: quality ingredients, healthy cuisine, modest pricing ($8-$13 range), and fast service without being fast food. Diners choose from a slate of salads, soups, wraps, and grain bowls, and customize them to
their liking. After making a selection, they follow a server down a cafeteria-style line, picking and choosing a variety of fillings and toppings from the basic (lettuce, tomatoes, and onions) to the luxurious (pine nuts, black olives, artichoke hearts). Soft drinks, beers, and wines are available, and after checking out, customers carry their trays to a polished wood table (or on the outdoor patio in nicer weather) and eat. If you’re thinking, “This sounds like Chipotle,” you’re not wrong. But the food here is fresher, more lively, and delicious. The Greek salad ($8, plus $3-$4 depending on toppings) is a riot of colors in a bowl; a taste of perpetual summer. It comes standard with mixed or romaine lettuce, grape tomato halves, black olives, red onions, cucumbers, pepperoncini, and sweet bell peppers. The Greek dressing is made simply with olive oil and herbs, including a hint of mint — a small addition that invigorates the entire salad. Feta is optional if ordering vegan, but I like its salty tang too much to leave it out. On occasion, I top my salad with long strips of aromatic gyro meat; other times, I prefer plump, sweet, grilled shrimp.
The quinoa grain bowl ($6-$8, depending on size) takes the Peruvian grain, which can be bitter and gritty, and makes it tender and tempting. It’s especially good topped with tourlou, a mix of soft hunks of eggplant and chickpeas in an umami-rich tomato sauce. The vegetarian version of the bowl is finished with wheels of squash, red and yellow bell peppers, and more eggplant, each veggie branded with grill marks. I should know better by now, but I’m still surprised at how filling and satisfying a vegan and gluten free meal like this can be. I also like the pita wrap ($8), stuffed with lamb shawarma. Saha preps its shawarma by rubbing it with a 12-spice blend before roasting. The spices include cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, and coriander; it’s lovely to taste and smell spices frequently used for baking sweets in a savory dish. The wrap is customizable, but I like it with tomatoes, onions, dill pickles, and a drizzle of tzatziki sauce, with more on the side for dipping. A falafel stuffed wrap is also good, either with plain tahini or a version made spicy with harissa. The falafel ($4 as an appetizer), cooked in olive oil, is the only fried item the menu — a little bit of oil stays on your fingers if you
eat them by hand. (Mina’s kitchen tried a baked version, but it was not as good and didn’t make the cut.) The falafel have a deeply-browned crisp crust, yielding to a tender, pale green interior. They’re a little dry without some tahini, but the two go together like PB&J, and they are too good to pass up. Other recommended items include the hummus ($4) served simply with a touch of extra virgin olive oil and pita triangles; the tabbouleh ($4), a finely chopped salad made with tomatoes, parsley, mint, and quinoa, and tossed with lemon juice and olive oil; and the spanakopita ($4), with crispy flaky phyllo leaves and tangy spinach-feta filling. Each can be sampled in the $10 appetizer plate. Both the University and Pittsford locations are as stylish, contemporary and comfortable as a full-service restaurant. The kitchen looks spotless — it’s in full view of the customers, so it has to be — and the service is friendly and efficient. Find Laura Rebecca Kenyon on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @LauraKenyon, and dig through her recipe archive at LauraRebeccasKitchen.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11
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Contrarian. Saturday, November 28. The Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 8 p.m. $8. themontagemusichall. com; contrarianmetal.bandcamp.com. [ PARTY ]
Andrew W.K. Monday, December 7. The Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $25. bugjar.com; andrewwk.com.
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Bonnie Raitt. Sunday, March 13. Kodak Hall at Eastman
Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. 7:30 p.m. $25-$99.50. eastmantheatre.org; bonnieraitt.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 BLUE CROSS ARENA, 100 EXCHANGE BOULEVARD 8 P.M. | $48-$153 | BLUECROSSARENA.COM TREYSONGZ.COM [ R&B ] Trey Songz drips sex appeal. The singer makes
modern R&B — a bit of hip-hop crossover, some electronic and drum-machine samples, heavy bass — that’s got lust and desire on its mind 24-7. After putting out his debut album, “I Gotta Make It,” in 2005, Trey Songz has consistently made a splash with each release: after six releases, he’s wracked up a Grammy nomination, a couple of Billboard topping albums, and guest work with some of the biggest pop names, like Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, and Juicy J. 2Chainz will also perform. — BY JAKE CLAPP
First Inversion performs Vivaldi and Hasse SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 DOWNTOWN UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 121 NORTH FITZHUGH STREET $10-$20 | 520-2003; FIRSTINVERSION.ORG [ CLASSICAL ] If you’re a lover of baroque music, RV
807 may have a significance: that’s the catalogue number assigned to a recently rediscovered setting of Psalm 109 (“Dixit Dominus”) by Antonio Vivaldi. It came to light only in 2005. Conductor Lee Wright will lead the New York premiere of Vivaldi’s “Dixit Dominus” RV 708 this weekend with First Inversion and a group of six outstanding vocal soloists. 8 p.m. on Saturday; 4 p.m. on Sunday. — BY DAVID RAYMOND
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Ying Quartet SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 KILBOURN HALL, 26 GIBBS STREET 3 P.M. | $20-$30 | EASTMANTHEATRE.ORG [ CLASSICAL ] The Ying Quartet — Eastman School
of Music’s quartet-in-residence — returns as part of the Eastman-Ranlet concert series. The popular chamber ensemble will look and sound slightly different this concert season, as siblings Janet, David, and Phillip Ying are now joined by first violinist Robin Scott. This particular concert features both stylistic variety and structural symmetry, opening with Joseph Haydn’s Quartet No. 67 in F Major and closing with Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major. The quartet will return to the Eastman-Ranlet series with a second program on Sunday, March 20.
— BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER
Eastman Chamber Jazz with Noal Cohen THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 KILBOURN HALL, 26 GIBBS STREET 8 P.M. | FREE | 274-1100; ESM.ROCHESTER.EDU [ JAZZ ] From the early 1950’s to the early 60’s, saxophonist Gigi Gryce (1927-1983) played with some of the top names in jazz. He also wrote the jazz standard “Minority” and other notable tunes. Eastman professor Bob Sneider will lead the Eastman Chamber Jazz ensemble in a performance of Gryce’s music. Noal Cohen (author of “Rat Race Blues,” a Gryce biography) will be on hand to provide background on the compositions. — BY RON NETSKY
When you hear an artist as fully formed as pianist Caili O’Doherty, it’s difficult to believe that “Padme” is her debut album. But by the time she released the CD, O’Doherty had attended Berklee College of Music, performed with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and Dave Liebman, and toured extensively. She also met superb players at Berklee who enhance “Padme”: bassist Zach Brown, guitarist Mike Bono, and violinist Alex Hargreaves. Other excellent collaborators here include drummers Cory Cox and Adam Cruz, trombonist Eric Miller, and saxophonists Ben Flocks and Caroline Davis (who also contributes wordless vocals). Although the album is full of great solos, it is O’Doherty’s lyrical compositions that make the disc stand out. Perhaps this is because of her unusual method of composing. O’Doherty wrote lyrics to all of her nine gorgeous compositions, expressing her feelings about the places or circumstances that inspired them, only to discard the words when the tunes were finished. Because of this, songs like “Ode to St. Johns,” “Stumptown,” and “The Promise of Old Panama City” are wonderfully evocative. — BY RON NETSKY
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Justin Williams. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6:30 p.m. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30-8:30 p.m. [ BLUES ]
Upward Groove. Temple
Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
Bachaholics Anonymous Meeting. St. Paul’s
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 28 Lincoln St. Pittsford. 586-0580. musicaspei.org. 7:30-9 p.m.
Live from Hochstein: Music from Roberts Wesleyan. Hochstein
School of Music & Dance, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. 4544596. hochstein.org. 12-1 p.m.
“What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman” Motema oranetkin.com
Although his latest album is an exploration of the music of Benny Goodman, Oran Etkin’s CD is appropriately titled “What’s New?”: all 12 of the tracks are highly original takes on the spirit of Goodman’s music. Like Goodman, Etkin was inspired by AfricanAmerican music but can’t help bringing his Jewish roots to the bandstand. Etkin is an acrobat on reeds, and because he alternates between clarinet, bass clarinet, and tenor sax, every cut sounds fresh. His band is also first rate. Sullivan Fortner plays a style of piano fitting the mostly mid-20th-century repertoire; Matt Wilson handles every twist and turn beautifully on drums; and vibraphonist Steve Nelson is excellent throughout. Superb singer Charenee Wade breathes new life into the album’s two vocal arrangements, “Why Don’t You Do Right” and “After You’ve Gone.” Ultimately it’s Etkin’s arrangements and transformations that make this a wonderful album. Especially strong are a highly abstracted rendition of “Where or When” and a fugue-like introduction and klezmer follow-through on Etkin’s treatment of “Sing, Sing, Sing.” — BY RON NETSKY
[ COUNTRY ]
Coulter & Christiano.
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. [ VOCALS ]
The Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus: Underneath The Tree. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 423-0650. thergmc.org. -12, 8 p.m. $45. [ JAZZ ]
Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m. continues on page 16
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Music Do you focus more on your old fans or on getting new ones?
Neither really; it’s not something I think about too much. Obviously I want to please the fans we have and make them happy, but when you write music, you have to be selfish and keep it between the four people that are making the music together. You have to make yourselves happy and make sure you have those moments when you’re writing, otherwise it’s not going to be real and no one’s going to respond to it. But I think if you have that moment personally, then someone else can connect with that. But when I’m on tour I think about the fans; I’m an entertainer. Studio or live: which do you prefer?
Metal band Mastodon will play Anthology on Friday, November 13, with Sulaco and Contrarian. PHOTO COURTESY TRAVIS SHINN
Still looking for it Mastodon WITH SULACO AND CONTRARIAN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 ANTHOLOGY, 336 EAST AVENUE 7 P.M. | $26.50-$30 | TICKETFLY.COM; MASTODONROCKS.COM [ INTERVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
Short answer: Mastodon is a metal band. Long answer: Mastodon is a Grammynominated, heavy, progressive quartet weaned on a unique and complex mix of stoner rock, prog-rock, grunge, hard rock, and heavy metal. The Hotlanta quartet shuns the textbook metal clichés of disingenuous evil and excess, and instead goes for an epic, foreboding, dynamic and storied sound. It’s unparalleled. It’s huge; it’s Mastodon. Formed in 2000 in Atlanta, Mastodon boasts bassist Troy Sanders, guitarist Brent Hinds as well as Rochester homeboys guitarist Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor. Dailor called from the road to chat about being on tour with his heroes, listening to vinyl, and 14 CITY NOVEMBER 11-17, 2015
keeping it fresh. Here’s what he said; an edited transcript follows. City: So what’s it like touring with heroes like Judas Priest? Brann Dailor: It’s awesome. I grew up on
Judas Priest. My mom was a huge fan; we had Judas Priest bumper stickers on our car. It’s one of those bands that’s been on my list. Whenever people ask me, “Hey is there any band you’d want to tour with?” And I’d say Judas Priest. I dunno; after this I might just pack it in, you know? Who else is on your list?
There’s a bunch of bands I wouldn’t mind touring with, but nothing little-kiddream-come-true-type of stuff, you know what I mean? We did Metallica; we did Slayer; we’re with Judas Priest now; Iron Maiden. We’ve done all the big ones … for me, anyway. Your albums are each centered around conceptual themes. How do you write?
I guess we go for a kind of epic sound which is akin to a kind of story telling that’s involved. It’s all metaphor. We write
the music first. I usually have something in mind for a theme beforehand, then I share it with the group. I try to make it the type of thing we can all contribute to lyrically, so everyone in the group can feel an attachment to it. I don’t want it to be just one person … everyone in the band is creative and I think everyone should contribute. That’s what makes it Mastodon: everyone’s involved. So yeah, we come up with the music first then shoehorn lyrics into it wherever we can and try to make it a cohesive story if we’re doing a story. After six studio albums to your credit, how do you keep it fresh?
Keep looking for it. If it’s not fresh and we’re not excited about it, we probably won’t play it. I keep waiting for the well to dry up but it hasn’t dried up yet. You just look for some kind of spark and keep forging ahead. And if you’re having trouble finding it, you’ve got to trust that it will come eventually, and just try not to push anything in any one direction. If we actively look for it, it’ll appear eventually, because we’re all creative people and that’s not going to go away.
I like them both. Creating something and having it come to life is one of the best feelings. Playing live is a whole other thing. You want to have that great night. You want to be locked in with the other people on stage, and you want to be locked in with the audience and feel that magical thing that happens. It’s so awesome that you’re willing to live on a bus with 12 stinky dudes and leave your families behind. So it must be awesome or you would not want to do this shit. All of your releases are available on vinyl. What do you think of this ongoing vinyl resurgence?
I like the ritual of sitting down with an album: you put it on, you look at the artwork, you trip out to all the craziness. I love it. I’m a 40-year-old man, and growing up, that’s how we got it. It means that people are actually buying music instead of stealing it. It’s a bummer when you work so hard on something, someone takes it, listens to it, and types “Meh” in the comments section. It’s like, “Are you f***ing kidding me? I worked a year and a half on that shit.” When are you back in the studio?
January we might start kicking it around, see if there’s any life left in there. For now, we’re just out on the road doing the “being on the road” thing, talking about myself during the day on the phone, trying to handle whatever home business I can; I talk to my wife whenever I can. Playing rock shows.
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Road. 733-2179. ROSsings. org. 7-10 p.m. $19.70.
The Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus: Underneath The Tree . Hochstein Performance
Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 423-0650. thergmc.org. 8 p.m. $45.
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There will be no shortage of highlights when the Eastman Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Rich Thompson, takes the stage at Kilbourn Hall on Tuesday night. Joel Boettger will take on the lead alto sax role on a Bob Brookmeyer arrangement of Hoagy Carmichael’s great tune, “Skylark.” Another fine saxophonist, Orlando Madrid, will be the featured soloist on a Brookmeyer original “Make Me Smile.” The concert will also include works by Thad Jones, Neal Hefti, Al Cohn, and more.
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Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. bernunzio.com. 8 p.m. $10. Margaret Explosion. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org.
Stardust Ballroom Dance Series: Greece Jazz Band. Stardust Ballroom, 41 Backus St. cityofrochester. gov/ballroomdanceseries. 7-9 p.m. $2. [ OPEN MIC ]
Breathing Fire: Teen Poetry Slam. Writers and Books,
740 University Ave. 4732590. wab.org. 7 p.m. [ R&B/ SOUL ]
Nick Moss Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 8 p.m.
Mark Fantasia. TGI Fridays, 432 Greece Ridge Center Dr. reverbnation.com. 7 p.m. Monkey Scream Project. Village Rock Cafe, 213 Main St. East Rochester. 5861640. 9 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Bluegrass Jam. Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. bernunzio.com. Second Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Roots Night. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 585-271-4650. oldtimehoedown.com. 7:3010:30 p.m. Serge & Friends. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. nashvillesny.com. 6:309:30 p.m.
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Amanda Ashley. Cottage Hotel of Mendon, 1390 Pittsford-Mendon Rd. Mendon. 624-1390. cottagehotelmendon.com. Second Wednesday of every month, 9 p.m. Call for info. Beer ‘n’ Books and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Irondequoit Country
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Castle, Blizaro, and Saints & Winos. Bug Jar, 219
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[ COUNTRY ]
Big Sandy & His FlyRite Boys and the Televisionaires. Abilene
Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 9 p.m. $20. [ VOCALS ]
Thowback to the 70’s. Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road. 473-2234. rossings. org. 7 p.m. Throwback to the 70s. Artisan Works, 565 Blossom
274 N. Goodman St. Village Gate. 473-0050. espadasteak. com. 6 p.m. Free. The Djagoners. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org. 7 p.m.
The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley
Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill. com. Free. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30-8:30 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
Blanco Diablo, A.D.D, and Next to None. House of
Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 5443500. houseofguitars.com. 6 p.m.
The Branch Davidians and OHS . Bug Jar, 219 Monroe
Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8. Corey & Brian. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 6 p.m.
Next To None with Max Portnoy, A.D.D., Blanco Diablo, and X The Sky.
California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 704604-7373. facebook.com/ lockedandloaded104. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $8 -$10.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Pan de Oro. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza. com. 6 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 585-325-7090. significantotherrocks.com. 10 p.m.-midnight. continues on page 18
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 [ CLASSICAL ]
Rochester Early Music Festival Gala Concert. St.
Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave. musicaspei.org. 7:30 p.m. $17-$20.
Telos Trio: The Desert Shall Rejoice! . The Clover Center
for Arts and Spirituality, 1101 Clover St. 585-473-3200. telostrio.com. 7:30 p.m. $5$15, Children under 10 Free. [ COUNTRY ]
The Kid Kurry Band. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Visversa, Cody Sparx, Nick Paliani, and David Mistretta. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 5 p.m. Donations accepted. [ JAZZ ]
Artistic License. Grist
Iron Brewing Company, 4880 State Route 414. Burdett. 607-882-2739. gristironbrewing.com. 5-8 p.m. Deborah Branch. Amaya Indian Cuisine, 1900 S. Clinton Ave. 241-3223. amayabarandgrill.com. 6:309:30 p.m. Dmitri Matheny. Eastridge High School, 2350 E Ridge Rd. Irondequoit. 339-1450. eastiron.org/schools/eshs/. 1:30 p.m.
Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley
Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 381-2144. FredCostello.com. 7:30-10 p.m. High Falls Drifters. Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnyslivemusic. com. 9 p.m. Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177. com. 4:30 p.m. Free.
The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley
Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill. com. Free. [ R&B/ SOUL ]
[ POP/ROCK ]
Civil Twilight and Knox Hamilton. Montage Music
Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 2321520. themontagemusichall. com. 8:30 p.m. $15-$18. Continental Drift. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. firehousesaloon. com. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $5.
Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra. Nazareth College
Donna the Buffalo and Peter Rowan. The Historic German
Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza. Christ Church,
House Auditorium, 315 Gregory Street. 563-6241. stampstampede.org. 8 p.m. $22-$25. The Jane Mutiny. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org.
Jonathan Richman ft.Tommy Larkins. Abilene Bar
& Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $18-$20. JUMBOshrimp. TP’s Irish Pub, 916 Panorama Trail. 585-385-4160. tpsirishpub. com/events/jumboshrimp/. 9:30 p.m. Mastodon. Anthology, 336 East Ave. ticketfly.com/ venue/15313-anthology/. 7 p.m. $26.50-$30. Night Riots. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. mainstreetarmory. com. 8 p.m. $9.40-$10. Rock the Cure. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic. com. 6 p.m. $10. Violet Mary. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Beginner Banjo w/ Michelle Younger. Bernunzio Uptown
Music, 122 East Ave. 4736140. bernunzio.com. 121:30 p.m. $15. Benefit Concert. John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 50 Ward Hill Road. Henrietta. 585-334-2130. jcpconthehill. org. 7-8 p.m.
Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman. Downstairs
Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 585-325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. 8-10 p.m. $25. Sofrito. Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St. 232-1333. havanacabanaroc.com. 10 p.m. Call for info.
Earthtones. Johnny’s Pub &
Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 5 p.m. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ] Joe Driscoll. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. $5-$7.
Slap Weh Fridays with Blazin Fiyah. Eclipse Bar &
Lounge, 372 Thurston Rd. 235-9409. Call for info.
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events/11/first-inversion-inthe-early-music-festival-canyou-handel-hasse/. 8-9:30 p.m. $10-$20 or name your own price.
[ BLUES ]
Hanna Klau & Aleks Disljenkovic. Pomodoro Grill, 3400 Monroe Ave. (585) 586-7000. HearHanna.com. 6:309:30 p.m. [ CLASSICAL ]
First Inversion: Can you Handel Hasse?. Downtown
United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street. 325-4000. firstinversion.org/
Linehan Chapel, 4245 East Ave.,. 389-2700. naz.edu/ music. 4-5:30 p.m.
141 East Ave. 454-3878. christchurchrochester. org. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations Required. [ COUNTRY ]
State Line. Nashvilles, 4853
W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 334-3030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Supper Time with DJ Bizmuth. Lovin’ Cup, 300
Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 5-8 p.m. [ JAZZ ]
Busted Valentine. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley
Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 381-2144. FredCostello.com. 7:30-10 p.m.
Late Night Jazz Jam Session. Michael’s Valley
Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. 3838260. michaelsvalleygrill. com. 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
The Joe Santora Trio, Curtis Kendrick, and Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s
Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free.
The Dmitri Matheny Group. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 10 p.m. $10. Third Annual Neil Young Night. Lovin’ Cup, 300
Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. $3-$5. [ POP/ROCK ]
23 Psaegz and Cammy Enaharo. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6.
Banned From The Tavern.
Johnny’s Pub & Grill, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnyslivemusic.com. 8:30 p.m. The Good Rats. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221. mainstreetarmory. com. 11 p.m. $10-$15. The Lonely Ones. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org.
Meg Gehman and The Influence. Towpath Café,
6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 377-0410. towpathcafe.com. 7-10 p.m.
Teagan & The Tweeds.
Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK]
Celtic Music Sundays.
Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ CLASSICAL ]
Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch). Woodcliff Hotel &
Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 3814000. woodcliffhotelspa.com.
Compline, Christ Church Schola Cantorum. Christ
Church, 141 East Ave. 585454-3878. Christchurch. org. 9-9:30 p.m. Donations appreciated.
METAL | CASTLE
This is no frills, hit you with a brick, doom-tinged metal. Castle keeps things heavy and simple as a trio — vocalist and bassist Liz Blackwell; guitarist Mat Davis; and drummer Al McCartney — with a focus on powerful, immovable songwriting. Some righteous heavy metal and rock influences drag themselves up from the 70’s, but rather than revel in vintage, Castle adds dark, dreaded doom and careens the genre forward, bowling over anyone who gets in the way.
Eastman-Ranlet Series: Ying Quartet . Kilbourn Hall,
Castle plays with Blizaro and Saints & Winos on Wednesday, November 11, at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 8 p.m. $8$10. bugjar.com; heavycastle.com. — BY JAKE CLAPP
First Inversion: Can you Handel Hasse?. Downtown
219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6-$8.
St. musicaspei.org. 8-10 p.m. Free Admission.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Mike Allen. Vino Lounge, 7
26 Gibbs St. 454-2100. eastmantheatre.org. 3 p.m. $20-$30.
United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street. 325-4000. firstinversion.org/ events/11/first-inversion-inthe-early-music-festival-canyou-handel-hasse/. 4-5:30 p.m. $10-$20 or name your own price. Geneseo Piano Trio. Doty Recital Hall SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo. 245-5529. geneseo.edu. 3 p.m.
Greece Symphony Fall Concert. Bethany
Presbyterian Church, 3000 Dewey Ave. 585-473-6711. greeceperformingarts. org. 3-5 p.m. $5 Donation Suggested.
Nazareth College Wind Symphony. Nazareth College Linehan Chapel, 4245 East Ave.,. 389-2700. naz.edu/ music. 3-4:30 p.m.
Schola Cantorum sings Compline. Christ Church,
141 East Ave. 454-3878. musicaspei.org/remfevents/2015/11/compline. 9-9:30 p.m. Free will offering. Schumann Violin Concerto. Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3000 Dewey Ave. 473-6711. bethanyrochester. org. 3 p.m. [ COUNTRY ]
Alyssa Trahan EP Release Party. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park
[ JAZZ ]
Diamond and Steele. The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. thelittle.org. 7 p.m. John Beck’s Versatile Six. Glendoveers, 2328 Old Browncroft Blvd. 586-7991. flowercityjazz.org. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $12. [ POP/ROCK ]
Turquoise Jeep and Hardwood. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $15-$17.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
W Main St. Webster. 8729463. akingofsoul.com/. [ OPEN MIC ]
Stand Up & Sing Out: Open Mic Competition. Lovin’ Cup,
300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8-10:30 p.m. [ POP/ROCK ]
Don Christiano and Steve Lyons. Abilene Bar & Lounge,
153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 8 p.m.
Vampire Belt, Black Hill Riders, and Finkbeiner. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 4542966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $7-$9.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Reverend Justin Hylton.
Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee.info. 8-10 p.m. Roses & Revolutions. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 381-4000. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:308:30 p.m. [ BLUES ]
Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West
Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup. com. 2-5 p.m.
Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info.
[ POP/ROCK ]
[ CLASSICAL ]
Oil Boom, House Majority, and Wilxy & Crump. Bug Jar,
Eastman Collegium Musicum Concert. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs
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Chris Lemmon is currently starring in “A Twist of Lemmon,” a one-man show he wrote about his father, Jack, on stage now at Downstairs Cabaret. PHOTO COURTESY DOWNSTAIRS CABARET
A smile and a tear “A Twist of Lemmon” REVIEWED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 DOWNSTAIRS CABARET THEATRE AT WINTON PLACE, 3450 WINTON PLACE 2 P.M. AND 7 P.M. ON THURSDAY; 8 P.M. ON FRIDAY; AND 4 P.M. AND 8 P.M. ON SATURDAY TICKETS START AT $36 | 325-4370; DOWNSTAIRSCABARET.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY LEAH STACY
“A Twist of Lemmon” offers a rare glimpse into the creative process and personal life of two-time Academy Award-winning actor Jack Lemmon, who starred in films such as “Some Like It Hot” opposite Marilyn Monroe, and “The Odd Couple” and “Grumpy Old Men” opposite Walter Matthau. The story is delivered through his own perspective as played by his son, Chris Lemmon. And to his credit, the younger Lemmon opens the show by asking the question on many people’s minds: “So what do you do if you’re this guy’s kid?” In response, Chris Lemmon wrote and directed this one-man show and plays 20 CITY NOVEMBER 11-17, 2015
a stunningly spot-on Jack Lemmon. It should come as no surprise, since he grew up watching his father’s career, shares his genes, and can take cues from film and TV clips that remain. But the choice to play his father rather than himself was still a bold one — and one that impressively enhances the show. The entire story was drawn from Chris Lemmon’s memoir of the same name, which he published in 2006 (the book features a foreword by Kevin Spacey, a close friend and mentee of Jack Lemmon). The show also shares a name with Jack’s 1959 jazz album — he was a brilliant self-taught pianist — which he called “A Twist of Lemmon/Some Like It Hot.” Chris Lemmon, like his father, is a talented pianist, albeit professionally trained (he holds degrees in classical piano and composition from the California Institute of the Arts), and wrote original music for the show. He plays some of his father’s favorite tunes and a few classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Throughout the show, Lemmon follows the performance advice his father gave him when he first taught him to play the piano: “It should put a smile on your face and a tear in your eye. That’s what makes it great, kid.” The production recounts the
dazzling glamour of life as Jack Lemmon (and his son) — parties in the Hollywood hills with stars like Gregory Peck and James Cagney, growing up near Marilyn Monroe’s beach house, and playing football with John F. Kennedy — and poignant moments that detail the strong father and son bond the two shared. He shares the pain of his parents’ divorce through the eyes of his father, and the decades of alcoholism before the elder Lemmon sought help. The audience has the chance to peer behind the curtain of classic Hollywood — a delight for those who remember those days, though some references will surely fly over the head of younger audience members. Lemmon keeps a consistent energy, pinging between walking around and sitting on the minimalist set (tailored to look like a Hollywood film set with stacked trunks, barrels, and suitcase; several enlarged, black and white photos of Lemmon and his father behind-thescenes in Hollywood hanging above the set) and playing the piano. A screen provides the largest backdrop, with film clips and photos accentuating each vignette in the show, the multimedia projections becoming a second character of sorts. “A Twist of Lemmon” runs an easy 90 minutes, and the energy doesn’t drag at any point. The challenge of any show that recounts factual events, of course, is staying true to the narrative while managing to tell a great story. Not every moment of life — even the most famous of lives — is filled with excitement and suspense. In his postshow talkback on Friday, Lemmon admitted some of the details in the show had been stretched or rearranged to maintain an interesting story arch. After its run at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, “A Twist of Lemmon” will undergo a few changes, including the addition of an intermission, and debut on the West End in London before opening Off-Broadway. It is a fitting trajectory for a show almost a decade in development. “If I’ve learned anything in my life,” Lemmon says after he breaks character near the end of the show, “it’s that there’s no easy way to follow greatness — but in honoring, it’ll live on.”
A postcard from “The Immovable Camera” exhibit, which showcases art made with Xerox photocopiers. The show is on view at Tower Fine Arts Gallery through December 11. PHOTO PROVIDED
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You may be familiar with how the story of photography, westward expansion, and the growth of the Hollywood film industry are all tied up in the history of Eastman Kodak, but another Rochester company was integral in the development of West Coast arts movements as well. The fascinating current exhibit at Brockport’s Tower Fine Arts Gallery explores a niche slice of artmaking that arose from the use of Xerox photocopiers. “The Immovable Camera” was put together by artist, curator, and author Robert Hirsch; Brockport Associate Professor of Art Kitty Hubbard; Ray Brewer, a mechanical engineer who manages the Xerox Historical archives; and Tom Carpenter, who is an artist and visual art teacher at Monroe 2 BOCES at West Side Academy. The show highlights a collection of artwork donated to the Xerox Historical Archives from the estate of Barbara Cushman, a prominent figure in the San Francisco Bay copy art scene. “From its inception, the art of photography required imagemakers to bring
their cameras to the subject matter,” the curators explain in a provided statement. But the release of the Xerox 6500 color copier in 1973 transformed that premise. Subject matter could now be brought to the “immovable camera” at a copy center, where artists worked with trained operators to create calendars, mail art, and self-published zines. “Affordable, on-demand color printing gave individuals from all walks of life the freedom to construct and circulate their own images, thus by-passing the conventional means of production, censorship, and circulation,” the provided information says. The machines used a different color palette than film, and the copier’s limited depth of field altered how artists composed their work. “Experimentation was at the fore as there was no established aesthetic,” the curators say. And the near-instantaneous results allowed quick conceptual and technical adjustments to be made, unlike the prolonged labor involved in the darkroom or print studio. The genre of copier art overlaps with the fields of printmaking, photography, and collage. Some artists scanned 3D objects arranged into still-lives on the copier glass, while others copied images and objects, cut and pasted, rearranged and rescanned. The artists’ ability to use absolutely anything creatively in surprisingly unique and diverse ways is truly showcased in this exhibit. “The Immovable Camera” has a local connection not only because Xerox is a Rochester-based company, but also because the medium manifested on this coast. Though the materials in the show are drawn from Cushing’s collection of Bay Area
art, some east coast artists are represented nevertheless. An exhibition catalog from “Electroworks,” produced at Eastman Museum in 1980, includes a 1974 work by Rochester artist Joan Lyons that depicts a dreamy photocopied woman with her hair fanned outward. Although the machines were developed with business applications in mind — posters of office gals demonstrating the use of the machines, an actual machine, as well as tools and color creation kits, are on display with the artwork — artists took advantage of this new, affordable way to create permanent color photographic prints without access to an expensive chemical darkroom or specialized training. “A lot of the artists who worked at this time didn’t have traditional arts education background, they were just artists who had these ideas and wanted to get them out there,” Carpenter says. Collectives formed around the availability and use of these office machines, and many of the calendars present in the show are a result of these collaborative efforts, with different artists creating pages for different months. Some wall text offers a testimony from Carrie Hesler, a.k.a. Carioca, who was part of the Bay Area scene. She describes how photocopying her collaged postcards brought her into the art scene fold, and the growth of the international mail art scene. Display cases and wall arrangements present some of these incredibly inspired postcards. The tone of the show has a definite anti-establishment, punk-rock aesthetic, and though no actual zines are present, zine culture arose from the use of the photo copier as a tool for art making. Art reflected art as the year 1984 approached during the Reagan’s tenure as President and the Cold War era kept charging. A heightened sense of doom manifested in sub-cultural imagery. One wall of post cards clusters around a larger poster featuring Reagan, whose sunglasses reflect twin mushroom clouds as the date 1984 looms ominously above his head. A January 1984 calendar page is packed with camera lenses and ears pointed at a panicking man, with the phrase “Big Brother is watching you” below. Elsewhere, imagery that looks like it was appropriated from Soviet propaganda posters is combined with pop cultural and commercial imagery, rounding out the artists’ sarcastically dismal outlook. It’s easy to identify how these artists inspired and influenced artists working in other low brow fields of creation today — one work by Carioca full of theatrical red flourishes is very reminiscent of street art rock star Shepard Fairey’s stickers and wheatpastes.
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Brazilian artist Romero Britto, known for his colorful and positive depiction of the world, is currently featured at the Nan Miller studio. An internationally renowned pop artist, Britto was born in Brazil in 1963 and moved to the United States — to Miami, where he currently resides — to compete in the flourishing pop art movement. In 1988, he was chosen with Andy Warhol and Keith Haring to work for Absolute Vodka’s campaign, “Absolute Art.” Combining cubism and pop art, Britto’s optimistic faith in the world around him exudes through his warm and playful art. Nan Miller Gallery will host a reception on Wednesday, November 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The reception is free, but reservations are requested. Britto’s work will remain on display through December 5. The Nan Miller Gallery is located at 3000 Monroe Avenue. For more information, call 292-1430, or visit nanmillergallery.com. — BY OLIVIA LOPEZ
Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, River Campus. Pulp. Through Dec. 6. Paperback books and records to explore the ephemeral consumption of popular culture by Roger Boulay. blogs.rochester.edu/ hartnett. Nan Miller Gallery, 3000 Monroe Ave #200. Romero Britto Show. Through Nov. 28. Neo-pop style graphics, original canvases, images and sculptures. 292-1430. nanmillergallery.com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S. Main St. Canandaigua. Holidays at the Gallery. Through Jan. 9. Miniature paintings and mixed media, drawings, pastels, jewelry, glass, sculptures, ceramics and hand-crafted tree ornaments. 394-0030. prrgallery.com. [ CONTINUING ] 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. Reflections on 2015. Through Jan. 1. Watercolors by Pam LoCicero. 585-546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road. Large Scale Prints. Through Jan. 3. Photos by Carl Chiarenza. 288-7170. artisanworks.net. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. Rochester Art Club Fall Exhibition. Through Nov. 26. 233-5645. rochesterartclub.org/. Bertha VB Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, 1 College Dr. GeoArt of the Mesozic Era. Through Dec. 5. Bronze sculptures by Nelson Maniscalco. 245-5516. geneseo.edu.
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Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. Adirondack Memories. Through Dec. 30. Oil paintings by David Shuttleworth. friendlyseniorliving.org. Gallery 384, 384 East Ave. Spotlighting Distinctiveness. Through Nov. 30. Paintings by Valerie Berner; photography by Jerry Kaye; and sculptural furniture by Scott Grove. 3255010. ArtsRochester.org. Gallery 96, 604 Pittsford-Victor Road. Camera Rochester. Through Nov. 21. Photographs from 23 members of Camera Rochester. thegallery96.com. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. In the Mix. Through Nov. 22. Group exhibition by undergraduate and graduate students of greater New York and juried from interdisciplinary perspective. 256-3312. galleryr.rit.edu. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. Sculpture, Painting, and Drawing. Through Nov. 30. Works by Jacquie Alberga Germanow. 271-5399. jagvisualart.com. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. Farm to Table: The Migrant and Seasonal Worker. Through Jan. 30. Work from photography class, Social Reportage: Migrant Workers, taught by Arleen Thaler. 2715920. rochesterarts.org. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Off the Beaten Path. Through Nov. 29. Images by Gary and Phyllis Thompson. 334-7302. imagecityphotographygallery. com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. America on the Lake. Through Nov. 30. Work by
American artist Marcella Gillenwater. 585.264.1440. internationalartacquisitions. com/. Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave. Irondequoit Art Club Show. Through Jan. 29. Various media including acrylic, oil, watercolor for view and for sale. irondequoitartclub.org. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. LUCKY 13 / What’s New with ARENA. Through Nov. 14. 13 artists from Arena Art Group. 271-5920. cityofrochester.gov. Lockhart Gallery at SUNY Geneseo, 28 Main St. Diaspora Times Two. Through Dec. 5. Photographic study of Africans living in Guangzhou, China and Chinese living in Accra, Ghana. 245-5813. geneseo.edu. Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. Attack of the Killer Dudes. Through Feb. 29. Funky and freaky works by members of “Dudes Night Out.”. 2329030. lux666.com. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. Four Photographers in Black and White. Through Nov. 28. Gil Maker, Don Menges, John Solberg, and George Wallace. 233-5015. mstreetarts@gmail. com. mainstreetartsgallery. com.; Small Works 2015. Through Dec. 29. 260 national juried small works of art by 148 artists from across the country. 315-462-0210. email@example.com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Arts for the People. Arts for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals, through Jan 3. 276-8900. mag.rochester.edu. My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Peaceful Universe. Through Dec. 13. Photography by Jackie Albarella. 585-546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. Aspirations: The Endless Journey. Through Nov. 20. Glass sculpture by Eunsuh Choi. 389-2170. naz. edu/art. Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. Sun & Water. Through Nov. 14. Paintings by Philip Bornarth and Sylvia Farrer. 624-4730. ockheesgallery.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. The Elusive Image. Through Nov. 14. Work by painters Tony Dungan and Bill Santelli and weaver Jan Hewitt Towsley. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. The P. Tribastone Fine Art Gallery, 32 South Main Street, Canandaigua. Nature’s Beauty. Through Nov. 28. Landscape paintings by Jean K. Stephens. 217-2460. Phillips Fine Art, Door #9 The Hungerford Building. Print Club of Rochester 84th Member Exhibition. Through Dec. 5. Original fine prints by artists members of the Print Club of Rochester. 585-232-8120. printclubofrochester.org. ROC City Cowork, 302 N. Goodman St, Suite 308. Candy Coral. Through Nov. 30. New work by Torrell Arnold. 585.236.4115. firstname.lastname@example.org. torrellarnoldart.tumblr.com.
Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. Brooklyn Bridge. Through Nov. 15. Five New York-based emerging artists. 461-2222. info@ rochestercontemporary.org. rochestercontemporary.org. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. Everything Flows. Through Nov. 25. Mixed media paintings by Nate Hodge. genesee.edu/ gallery. Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center at St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. Palaces Partially Destroyed: A Meditation on Decline. Through Nov. 20. Photographs by Robert Graham’77. Verse by William Shakespeare. sjfc.edu. Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Quilts=Arts=Quilts. Through Jan. 3. 76 Quilts from 68 artists from around the world. 315255-1553. mtraudt@ schweinfurthartcenter.org. schweinfurtharcenter.org. The Shoe Factory Art Coop, 250 N. Goodman St. Ongoing Exhibits. 732-0036. shoefactoryarts.com. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square. Heart Gallery Display. 20 photographs of children in need of adoptive families. 2632700. thestrong.org. Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Immovable Camera. Through Dec. 11. An exhibition curated by Robert Hirsch, Tom Carpenter, and Kitty Hubbard. 395-2805. brockport.edu/ finearts. University Gallery, James R. Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. Bhutan-inspired Mixed Media Art. Through Nov. 20. Large-scale paintings, prints and installations by Benigna Chilla. 475-2404. email@example.com. benignachilla. com. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. Aesthetic Technologies: Works by Philip Mallory Jones. 442-8676. vsw. org.; The Curious Reality of Images. Through Dec. 19. Photos by Rick McKee Hock. 442-8676. vsw.org. Wayne County Council for the Arts, 108 W. Miller St. Newark. Points of View. Through Dec. 22. 2D and 3D works by Bill Finewood. 315-331-4593. waynearts.wordpress.com/. Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. Art Gazing: Wear Sunglasses. Through Nov. 30.; Color: Bold, Clashing, and Interrupting. Through Nov. 30. Acrylic paintings by Gail Cunliffe. 271-9070.
Art Events [ WED., NOVEMBER 11 ] Guilty Pleasures. 6 p.m. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. 442-8676. vsw.org. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 14 ] Artist Next Door Open Studios. Second Saturday of every month, 12-4 p.m. Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. artistnextdoor.org. Fantastic Fall Saturdays at The Tea Pottery. 10 a.m.-3 p.m Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. 585-469-8217.
DANCE | NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY
Nazareth College Arts Center will present the critically acclaimed, cross-cultural dance of Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company on Saturday, November 14. Nai-Ni Chen was a renowned traditional dancer in Taiwan, and at age 17, served on ambassadorial culture missions to 19 countries as a bearer of the classical dance tradition for the Republic of China. She began modern dance training in 1976, and came to America to receiver her masters from New York University. Her company has been on more than 20 national tours and 9 tours abroad since its inception in 1988. Today, Chen’s wide-ranging repertoire combines dances that originated thousands of years ago with highly abstract American modern dance. Chen’s choreography blends freedom of movement with discipline, combining elements from the flowing grace of Chinese calligraphy to the thundering power of martial arts. Signature works allude to Chinese people’s struggle in the past century, Buddhist and Taoist ideas, and Chinese traditional art and philosophy. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in the Arts Center Callahan Theatre (4245 East Avenue). Tickets are $50-$65, and ticket holders may attend a pre-performance lecture with members of the company at 7 p.m. in the Peace Theater (room A14), located in the lower level of the Arts Center. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 389-2170 or visit artscenter.naz.edu. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Second Saturday Open Studios. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Meet 20+ artists in their studios. Enter at Door #2. Many studios will be giving demonstrations Free 469-8217. Second Saturdays. noon. Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St. 585-4730070. andersonalleyartists. com Second Saturday of every month, 3-6 p.m. Cornerstone Gallery, 8732 Main St., Honeoye. A variety of open venues in Honeoye Falls baierpottery.com. [ TUE., NOVEMBER 17 ] The Italian Influence. 6 p.m. Steve Carpenter Gallery & Art Center, 175 Anderson Ave 758-1410. nyfigurestudyguild.com.
Comedy [ THU., NOVEMBER 12 ] Rich Vos. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster $9-$15. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 14 ] Night of Comedy. 8 p.m. The German House Theater, 315 Gregory St. $15-$20. 2662680. prfestival.com/.
[ TUE., NOVEMBER 17 ] Rochester Long Form League. Every other Tuesday, 7-9 p.m Photo City Improv & Comedy Club, 543 Atlantic Ave $5. 585-482-9778. photocityimprov.com.
Dance Events [ THU., NOVEMBER 12 ] Live Argentine Tango Music. 9:30-11 p.m Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St With Uptown Groove Trio $5. 2714930. tangocafedance.com.
Lauren Acampora November 19th-21st
Book Discussion Nov. 16, 7 pm.
[ FRI., NOVEMBER 13 ] Swing is The Thing with RPO. 8 p.m. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St $22-$99. rpo.org.
Public Reading (Nazareth College) Nov. 19, 12:10 pm.
Publishing Forum Nov. 19, 7:30 pm.
[ SAT., NOVEMBER 14 ] Nai-Ni Chen. 8 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave $50-$65. 389-2170. artscenter.naz.edu. Sirens and Stilletos. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. firehousesaloon.com. [ SUN., NOVEMBER 15 ] Kate Weare Company. 2 p.m. Spurrier Dance Studio, University of Rochester, River Campus $10. 273-5150. rochester.edu. continues on page 24
Public Reading & Book Signing Nov 20, 7:30 pm
Writer’s Master Class Nov 21, 11 am All at Writers & Books except where noted
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[ TUE., NOVEMBER 17 ] We Are Seneca LakeUpdate. 7-9 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd 585-473-0295. rochesterunitarian.org.
ART | “CANDY CORAL”
Rochester artist Torrell Arnold is featured at Roc City Cowork this November with his display, “Candy Coral.” This exhibit explores colors, patterns, repetitive symbols, and other art experiments by Arnold, focusing on the contrast of childhood curiosity and imagination against the dullness and uniformity of adulthood. Arnold’s work will be displayed on multimedia platforms. “Candy Coral” opened with a reception on Friday, November 6, as part of First Friday. Roc City Cowork is Located in the Village Gate, at 302 North Goodman Street, Suite 308. For more information, ROC City Cowork can be reached at 236-4115 or online at roccitycowork.com. — BY OLIVIA LOPEZ
SPECIAL EVENT | HARVEST BREW FEST
From the organizers of the Lilac Brew Fest, the Harvest Fest is a tasting event that showcases 35 craft breweries and cideries, including Saranac, Dogfish Head, CB Craft Brewers, Three Heads Brewing and many more. The festival will also include food, live music by Jackson Cavalier, and even a silent disco featuring two live DJs.
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Tickets are $30 to $50, and includes beer sampling, souvenir sampling glass, live music, and the silent disco. For VIP, entry is at 3 p.m., while it is at 4 p.m. for general admission. The event concludes at 7 p.m. for all. Designated Drivers only pay $10. Food is not included in the ticket price. The festival takes place at the Dome Arena, 2695 East Henrietta Road, on Saturday, November 14. For more information, and a full list of participating vendors, visit harvestbrewfest.com. — BY OLIVIA LOPEZ
Dance Events Lindy Hop Workshop with Evita and Michael. 1-5 p.m. The Historic German House Auditorium, 315 Gregory Street $40 - $50. 585-5636241. firstname.lastname@example.org. groovejuiceswing.com. Vibrant. 3 p.m. St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave. $5-$10. 4425988. [ TUE., NOVEMBER 17 ] Line Dance Lessons. 6-8 p.m American Legion Hall, 1707 Penfield Rd $8. joeship1@ yahoo.com.
Festivals [ WED., NOVEMBER 11 ] Jewish Book Festival. Through Nov. 22. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. rjbf.org.
Film [ THU., NOVEMBER 12 ] Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight. 7-9 p.m. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs Free. 315-462-0210. email@example.com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. High Falls Film Festival. Nov. 12-16. $8-$12. highfallfilmfestival.com.
[ SAT., NOVEMBER 14 ] Animal Birthday: African Elephants. 1-3 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St Free with regular Zoo admission 336-7200. senecaparkzoo.org. Girl Scout Workshop: Daisies. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $15. 585-336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org. In Another Galaxy Weekend. Nov. 14-15. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square 263-2700. thestrong.org.
Holiday 2015 Christmas Craft Show. Sat., Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Casey Park, 6551 Knickerbocker Rd Ontario 585-315-0935. ontarionychamber.org/. 20th Annual Christkindl Market. Nov. 12-15. Granger Homestead Museum, 295 N. Main St., Canandaigua 3941472. grangerhomestead.org. The 3rd Annual My Dream Holiday Benefit. Thu., Nov. 12, 8 p.m. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. $5. 292-9940. rit.edu. Christmas Markets: A Travelogue. Thu., Nov. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Registration encouraged 585340-8720. penfieldlibrary.com. Church Mouse Holiday Bazaar. Nov. 14-21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Gates Presbyterian Church, 1049 Wegman Rd. 585-4268427. gatespres.org. Holiday Craft Sale. Nov. 1415. Rochester Civic Garden Center, 5 Castle Park 4735130. rcgc.org. Monroe Park’s Annual Holiday Art & Craft Bazaar. Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vineyard Community Space, 836 South Clinton Ave 585-342-8429. info@monroeparkvineyard. org. facebook.com/ VineyardCommunitySpace. Sweet Creations: Gingerbread House Display. Through Nov. 16. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Through Dec. 16. Dozens of cleverly designed and deliciously decorated gingerbread houses and objects 271-3361. eastman. org/events/Holidays. Tabletop Tree Display & Auction. Nov. 17-Dec. 17. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Through Dec. 17. Pre-lit trees decorated in various themes available for purchase via silent auction 271-3361. eastman.org. Winter Wonderland Shopping Fling. Every 3 days, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. JD Wine Cellars, 1339 Eddy Rd Free. 315-986-4202. firstname.lastname@example.org. longacrefarms.com. Yuletide Traditions. Nov. 17-Dec. 8. Perinton Historical Society & Fairport Museum, 18 Perrin St
Fairport 223-6934. info@ perintonhistoricalsociety.org. perintonhistoricalsociety.org.
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[ THU., NOVEMBER 12 ] From Commission to Composition: Composer Brian Story. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus musicaspei.org/ remf-events/2015/11/audelaycommission. Jeff Koons, Sculpture: 1979-1992. 5 p.m. Carlson Auditorium, RIT Campus, Lomb Memorial Dr rit.edu. Wish You Were Here: Wendy Ewald. 6 p.m. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. $6. eastmanhouse.org.
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[ SAT., NOVEMBER 14 ] Found, Shared, Liked. 2-5 p.m. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. 442-8676. vsw.org. Raising Children and Youth into Christ: A Community Adventure. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, 835 South Avenue Free, rsvp by Nov. 9 585-244-1976. goholyspirit@ gmail.com. [ SUN., NOVEMBER 15 ] Morocco: From the Sea to the Sahara. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Presented by Tom DeClaire Registration requested 585340-8720. penfieldlibrary. com. [ MON., NOVEMBER 16 ] Building Your Own Personal HIstory. 7-8:30 p.m. Town of Gates Town Hall Annex, 1605 Buffalo Road . Gates 585-235-5837. famuscato@ aol.com. gateshistory.org. Monday Lecture Series, November 2015. 12-1:30 & 2-3:30 p.m. Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, 17 Madison St Presented by Dr. Jennifer Lloyd. $15-25. 279-7490 x 10. susanbanthonyhouse.org. Money in Politics-Is Democracy for Sale?. 7 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd 271-9070. lwvrma.org/. Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: A Talk by Dr. Juana Bordas. 7-8:30 p.m. Nazareth College Shults Center, 4245 East Ave. 585389-2320. naz.edu.
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[ TUE., NOVEMBER 17 ] Historic Highlights and Heartwarming Discoveries. 7 p.m. Perinton Historical Society & Fairport Museum, 18 Perrin St Fairport Presented by Bill Poray 223-3989. info@ perintonhistoricalsociety.org. perintonhistoricalsociety.org. A Positive Agenda for Israelis, Palestinians and American Jews. 7:30 p.m. JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 738-4461.
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(REOC), 161 Chestnut St. Registration required 3255116 x 300. Roc City Roller Derby Recruitment/Info Meeting. 3:15-4:45 p.m. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd 359-7092. rocderby.com.
Poetry Oasis. 12-1 p.m. Central Library, Rundel Memorial Building, 115 South Ave. 585-428-8375. libraryweb.org. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 14 ] Poetry and Pie. 7-9 p.m. Email for location email@example.com. [ SUN., NOVEMBER 15 ] Rochester Poets: Lori Nolasco Martinez. 2-4 p.m. Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St Pittsford 248-6275. j.mp/ RoPo1115.
Museum Exhibit [ WED., NOVEMBER 11 ] Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. Through Jan. 10, 2016. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Through Jan. 10. Discover the adaptations of a wide variety of live frogs and uncover the clues they offer about our environment Included w/museum admission. rmsc.org. Collecting Shadows: Alvin Langdon Coburn. Ongoing. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. Collecting Shadows: The Legacy of James Card, celebrate Card’s roles as collector, educator, and showman, through photographs, film clips, and his own writings, through Oct. 18. Alvin Langdon Coburn, the complete collection, through Jan. 24 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 13 ] 25th Annual Miniatures and Dollhouse Exhibit. Nov. 13Feb. 14. Glenn H, Curtiss Museum, 8419 Route 54, Hammondsport Through Feb. 14. More then 100 displays from Victorian to farm to modern, and themes like trains, ships, and more glennhcurtissmuseum.org.
[ SUN., NOVEMBER 15 ] Abundance Support Group. 4 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. booksetcofmacedonny.com.
COMEDY | PRESTON LACY
Recreation [ THU., NOVEMBER 12 ] Trivia Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m Itacate, 1859 Penfield Rd Penfield 585-586-8454. itacate.net.
[ FRI., NOVEMBER 13 ] Peace Party. 5:30 p.m. Total Sports Experience, 880 Elmgrove Rd facebook.com/ CatherinesPeaceTeam.
10 p.m. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St Registration required amtnys.org. First Genesis Baptist Church Young Adult Conference. 7-9 p.m. First Genesis Baptist Church, 292 Hudson Ave fgbcyam.wix.com/home. The Norman Howard School Open House. 9-11 a.m. Norman Howard School, 275 Pinnacle Road Free. 585-3348010. normanhoward.org.
[ SAT., NOVEMBER 14 ] Euchre Tournament. 7 p.m. St John’s Lutheran Church, 800 East Ridge Rd $20. 4265534. Guided Hike at Webster’s Four Mile Creek. 10 a.m. Registration required 3408655, option 6. penfieldrec. org/. Rochester Bicycling Club. Check our online calendar for this week’s ride schedule or visit. Rochesterbicyclingclub. org. Rochester Orienteering Club Meet. 6:30 p.m. Webster Park, Holt Rd. at Lake Rd. $10. 621 8794. roc. us.orienteering.org.
[ SAT., NOVEMBER 14 ] Early Reading Conference. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rochester Educational Opportunity Center
[ TUE., NOVEMBER 17 ] Zentangle Experience. 11 a.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St liftbridgebooks.com.
[ SAT., NOVEMBER 14 ] 12th Annual Chili Cookoff. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. $25. 244-1730. rochesterarts.org/. 6th Annual Wonderful Little Artisan Sale. 4-9 p.m. Gallery Salon, 4 Elton St. galleryhair. com. Animal Art Expo. 7-10 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St Included with zoo admission 336-7200. senecaparkzoo.org. Celebration of Champions: An Evening to Benefit Starbridge. 7-11 p.m. Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road . Pittsford $60. 585-224-7248. starbridgeinc.org/celebrationof-champions. Debate Watch Party. 7-11:30 p.m. Brickwood Grill, 250
Preston Lacy will perform Thursday, November 12, at the Harmony House, 58 East Main Street, in Webster. The show is ages 21 and over and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. ticketfly.com; facebook.com/tecshows. — BY OLIVIA LOPEZ
[ WED., NOVEMBER 11 ] Adirondack Mountain Club, Genesee Valley Chapter. 6:309 p.m. Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Avenue 585987-1717. adk-gvc.org. Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club Chapter Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 987-1717. gvc-adk.org. [ THU., NOVEMBER 12 ] AMTNYS Annual Conference: Practices Make Perfect. 12-
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[ WED., NOVEMBER 11 ] 221st Anniversary of Canandaigua Treaty. 1:30 p.m. Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 New York 444 742-1690. ganondagan. org/Events-Programs/ Canandaigua-Treaty-Event. Relay for Life of Greece Fundraiser. Through Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Greece Yolickity, 848 Long Pond Road . Greece 585453-8181. facebook.com/ RelayforLifeofGreece/. [ THU., NOVEMBER 12 ] Femfessionals Rochester Bra-Dazzle 2015. 5:3010:30 p.m. Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, 120 East Main Street $60$75. (585) 546-6408. firstname.lastname@example.org. bradazzlerochester.com/.
Best known for starring in the “Jackass” TV series and movies, Preston Lacy stops in Rochester this Thursday during his “Fat Chance Tour.” The daredevil, actor, writer, and comedian began his comedy career by doing skits on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno before his Jackass days. He has also starred in “Christmas in Wonderland” with Chris Kattan and Patrick Swayze, and in “A Holiday Heist” with Vivica A. Fox and Lacey Chabert. Lacy has also produced and starred in “National Lampoon’s TV: The movie” and MTV’s “The Preston Lacy Show.”
[ TUE., NOVEMBER 17 ] Open House. 6:30-8 p.m. Hillel Community Day School, 191 Fairfield Dr. 271-6877. hillelschool.org/. RAS Mineral Section. 7-9 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave rasny. org.
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Monroe Ave. 585-900-1620. go.berniesanders.com. Dish it Out: A Celebrity Chef Gourmet Challenge. 6-10 p.m. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St $175. 585-242-0900. dishitout.org. An Evening with NPR’s Scott Horsley. 6-10 p.m. Monroe Golf Club, 155 Golf Ave $150. 585-258-0338. interactive. wxxi.org/horsley. Harvest Brewfest. 3-7 p.m. Dome Fair & Expo, 2695 E. Henrietta Rd . Henrietta $30$50. harvestbrewfest.com. Harvest Meal. 5-6:30 p.m. Covenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Rd Free. 654-8115. RetroGameCon 2015. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd $12. RetroGameCon. com. Rochester Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month. Cook and serve free meals rorkenstein86@gmail. com. Sustainable Saturday. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rochester Greenovation, 1199 East Main St. Free admission 288-7564. email@example.com.
Sports [ SUN., NOVEMBER 15 ] Introduction to the Actor’s Toolkit. 6-9 p.m. Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman St. $15-$35, rsvp. 585-507-1349. wallbyrd.com/wallbyrd-studio.
Theater The Accidental Hero. Wed., Nov. 11, 3-4:30 & 7-8:30 p.m. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St Through Nov. 11. Wed. Nov. 11, 3 & 11 p.m $25. 585-325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Curious George: The Golden Meatball. Nov. 14-15. JCC Hart
Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through Nov. 15. Sat. Nov. 14, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., Sun. Nov. 15. 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m 4612000. TykesTheatre.org. Floyd Collins. Nov. 13-22. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Through Nov. 22. Fri. and Sat. Nov. 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 8 p.m., and Sun. Nov. 15 & 22, 2 p.m. A musical of a man in search of his American dream $19-$20. 389-2170. naz.edu. Henry V. Through Nov. 21. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through Nov. 21. Thurs.-Sat. Nov, 12-14, 7:30 p.m., Sun. Nov. 15, 2 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. Nov. 19-21, 7:30 p.m $9-$19. rochestercommunityplayers. org. Lights! Action! Murder!. Through Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. Sweden Senior Center, 133 State St. Nov. 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 7:30 p.m. An interactive “Whodunit” presented by the Bum Players $10. 637-5656. The Lion. Nov. 11-22. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Nov. 22. Fri. Noc. 13, 7 p.m., Sun. Nov. 15, 3 & 7 p.m., Tues. Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Wed. Nov. 18, 2 & 7 p.m., Thurs. Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Fri. Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Sat. Nov. 21, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m., and Sun. Nov. 22, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. A true story of love, loss, family loyalty, and the redemptive power of music $25. 2324382. gevatheatre.org. The Merchant of Venice. Through Nov. 21. New Life Presbyterian Church, 243 Rosedale St Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. William Shakespeare’s masterful, yet controversial tale of love, loyalty, envy, and revenge $20. 254-0723. RapaTheatre.org. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Nov. 12-15. Genesee Community College, 1 College Road . Batavia Through Nov. 15. Thurs. Fri. and Sat. shows 7 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. The
Theater Audition [ TUE., NOVEMBER 17 ] Once Upon a Mattress. Nov. 17-18. A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St Grades 6 – 9, by Audition. 935-7173. mjtstages.com.
THEATER | “FLOYD COLLINS”
The musical “Floyd Collins” premieres at Nazareth College this week, telling the true story of a dream turned to tragedy. In 1925, Floyd Collins attempted to make a tourist attraction out of a cave in Kentucky but accidentally got trapped inside. He learned to fight for his sanity, and his life, as he received minimal contact with the outside world during his rescue, and a media circus fully blossomed above him. Collins became a national story. The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance department will present “Floyd Collins” Friday, November 13, through Sunday, November 22, at Studio Theatre A48 at the Nazareth College Arts Center (4245 East Avenue). The Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., while the Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. General admission is $20, or $19 for senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at Nazareth by visiting box-office. naz.edu or calling 389-2170. — BY OLIVIA LOPEZ story of the upstanding young Edwin Drood who mysteriously disappears and is presumably murdered $30, includes pasta buffet 345-6814. genesee.edu. Private Lives. Through Nov. 14. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd Penfield Through Nov. 14. Fri. Nov. 13, 8 p.m., Sat. Nov. 14, 8 p.m. The adventures of a rich and reckless pair of exes $12, must be purchased online or by phone 340-8655. Sin, Sex, and the CIA. Through Nov. 22. Golden Ponds, 500 Long Pond Rd Through
Nov. 22. Sat. Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Sun. Nov. 15, 3 p.m., Fri. and Sat. Nov. 20 & 21, 6:30 p.m., and Sun. Nov. 22, 12:30 p.m $27. 865-9742. goldenpondspartyhouse.com. A Twist of Lemmon. Through Nov. 15. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Through Nov. 12. Fri. Nov. 13, 8 p.m., Sat. Nov. 14, 4 p.m., and Sun. Nov 15, 2 p.m., and Thurs. Nov. 12, 2 p.m. The celebration of a father and son torn apart, only to find one another again. $36-$39. 585-325-4370. downstairscabaret.com.
[ WED., NOVEMBER 11 ] 3-Day Wilderness Workshop. Through 5-7 p.m. 861-8127. earthworksinst.org/. Ancient Grains. 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $25. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. CPR/AED Training. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cardiac Life Training Center, 349 West Commercial Street . East Rochester $45. 585-286-3811. training@ cardiaclife.net. cardiaclife.net. Retirement Planning. Nov. 11. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, 300 Linden Oaks 385-5135. Will My Child Still Love Me?. 10 a.m.-noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. [ THU., NOVEMBER 12 ] Getting Your Book Prepared For Amazon Kindle. 8-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Glass Pendant Making. 7-8 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $20. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Healthcare Navigator Sessions. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. 585-340-8720. penfieldlibrary.com. Planning for the Holidays, Without Breaking the Bank. 3-4 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N.
Goodman St. 325-3145 x100. mharochester.org. Time Out. 6-8 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 13 ] Foodlink SNAP Clinic. Second Friday of every month, 10:30 a.m. Cameron Community Ministries, 48 Cameron St. 328-3380. foodlinkny1@ gmail.com. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 14 ] AARP Driver Safety Program. 10:10 a.m.-4:40 p.m. Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave $20-$25, checks only, registration required 336-6060. firstname.lastname@example.org. irondequoitlibrary.org. Chefs Unplugged with Executive Chef Mike Flint. 6-8 p.m. Wegmans Pittsford, 3195 Monroe Ave $79. 585249-0278. wegmans.com. Intro to Wilderness Survival. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $20-$25. 861-8127. earthworksinst. org/. Divorce Advice Workshop. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marriot Courtyard, 33 Corporate Woods Drive $35. 310-7232. womensfinancialeducation.org. Veggieducken and Sourdough Rye Mushroom Stuffing. 5-7 p.m. Small World Food, 90 Canal St. Suite 111 $30. 563-9018. email@example.com. smallworldfood.com. [ SUN., NOVEMBER 15 ] Crafting Paper Flowers. 1-2:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $30.00. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com. Primitive Tools and Crafts. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $30-$40. 8618127. earthworksinst.org/. [ MON., NOVEMBER 16 ] Flawless Foundation: Contouring for Eyes and
Face. 6:30-8 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 585730-7034. rochesterbrainery. com. Holiday’s With Essential Oils. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 585730-7034. rochesterbrainery. com. [ TUE., NOVEMBER 17 ] Eyes Wide Open … for Business. 9 a.m. Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St Pittsford Registration requested 248-6275. bizstartupny.org/registrationcontact-us/. Intermediate Microsoft Excel. 7-8:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. 585340-8720. penfieldlibrary. com. Navigating Health Care Changes. 11 a.m.-noon. East Avenue Inn & Suites, 384 East Ave. RSVP Required. 473-4000. artsrochester.org. Social and Emotional Coaching. 10 a.m.-noon. Mental Health Association, 320 N. Goodman St. 3253145 x131. mharochester. org. Terrarium Workshop. 7-8:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $30. 585-7307034. rochesterbrainery. com. Transform Your Food Idea Into A Food Business. 7-9 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St. $15. 585-730-7034. rochesterbrainery.com.
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FEAR OF GOVERNMENT SPYING IS CHILLING WRITERS’ FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Writers in Western liberal democracies may not face the type of censorship seen in some parts of the world, but their fear of government surveillance is still causing many to think twice about what they can say. Lauren McCauley, writing in Common Dreams, quoted one of the conclusions from a report by the writers’ group PEN America: “If writers avoid exploring topics for fear of possible retribution, the material available to readers — particularly those seeking to understand the most controversial and challenging issues facing the world today—may be greatly impoverished.” According to Project Censored, a PEN America survey showed that “34 percent of writers in liberal democracies reported some degree of self-censorship (compared with 61 percent of writers living in authoritarian countries, and 44 percent in semi-democratic countries). Almost 60 percent of the writers from Western Europe, the United States … indicated that US credibility “has been significantly damaged for the long term” by revelations of the US government surveillance programs. Other than in Common Dreams, the PEN report attracted almost no major media attention.
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WHO DIES AT THE HANDS OF POLICE — AND HOW OFTEN High-profile police killings, particularly of AfricanAmerican men, have been big news over the past few years. But there’s been much less attention paid to the overall numbers — and to the difference between how many people are shot by cops in the United States and in other countries. In the January 2015 edition of Liberation, Richard Becker, relying on public records, concluded that the rate of US police killing was 100 times that of England, 40 times that of Germany, and 20 times the rate in Canada. In June 2015, a team of reporters from the Guardian concluded that 102 unarmed people were killed by US police in the first five months of that year — twice the rate reported by the government. Furthermore, the Guardian wrote, “black Americans are more than twice
as likely to be unarmed when killed during encounters with police as white people.” The paper concluded that, “Thirty-two percent of black people killed by police in 2015 were unarmed, as were 25 percent of Hispanic and Latino people,
compared with 15 percent of white people killed.” And as far as accountability goes, the Washington Post reported that in 385 cases of police killings, only three officers faced charges.
MILLIONS IN POVERTY GET LESS MEDIA COVERAGE THAN BILLIONAIRES DO The news media in the United States don’t like to talk about poverty, but they love to report on the lives and glory of the super-rich. The advocacy group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting analyzed the three major television news networks and found that 482 billionaires got more attention than the 50 million people who live in poverty. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who follows the mainstream media or pays much attention to the world of social media and the blogosphere. The top rung of society gets vast amounts of attention, for good and for ill — but the huge numbers of people who are homeless, hungry, and often lacking in hope just aren’t news. “The notion that the wealthiest nation on earth has one in every six of its citizens living at or below the poverty threshold reflects not a lack of resources, but a lack of policy focus and attention — and this is due to a lack of public awareness to the issue,” Frederick Reese of MintPress News wrote. From Project Censored: “The FAIR study showed that between January 2013 and February 2014, an average of only 2.7 seconds per every 22-minute episode discussed poverty in some format. During the 14-month study, FAIR found just 23 news segments that addressed poverty.”
COSTA RICA IS SETTING THE STANDARD ON RENEWABLE ENERGY Is it possible to meet a modern nation’s energy needs without any fossil-fuel consumption? Yes. Costa Rica has been doing it. To be fair, that country’s main industries — tourism and agriculture — are not energy-intensive, and heavy rainfall in the first part of the year made it possible for the country to rely heavily on its hydropower resources.
But even in normal years, Costa Rica generates 90 percent of its energy without burning any fossil fuels. Iceland also produces the vast majority of its energy from renewable sources. The transition to 100-percent renewables will be harder for larger countries, but as the limited reporting on Costa Rica notes, it’s possible to take large steps in that direction.
Tim Redmond, a longtime editor of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, is the founding member of the San Francisco Progressive Media Center and editor of that nonprofit organization’s publication 48 Hills.
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Movie Theaters Searchable, up-to-the-minute movie times for all area theaters can be found at rochestercitynewspaper.com, and on City’s mobile website.
Brockport Strand 93 Main St, Brockport, 637-3310, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Canandaigua Theatres 3181 Townline Road, Canandaigua, 396-0110, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Cinema Theater 957 S. Clinton St., 271-1785, cinemarochester.com
Culver Ridge 16 2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit 544-1140, regmovies.com
The 2015 High Falls Film Festival
an inch. The need to give female filmmakers the recognition and opportunity they deserve remains as critical as ever. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, THROUGH Now in its 13th year (the festival took a brief MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16 hiatus in 2012), and under the guidance of new THE LITTLE THEATRE, 240 EAST AVENUE Executive Director Nora Brown, High Falls will DRYDEN THEATRE AT GEORGE EASTMAN screen a lineup of 19 narrative and documentary MUSEUM, 900 EAST AVENUE features. The final day, Monday, November 16, TICKETS START AT $10 will be reserved for the annual “Best of the Fest” HIGHFALLSFILMFESTIVAL.COM re-showing of the viewers’ choice picks for the best narrative and documentary features. In addition to the features, there are four programs of short films [ PREVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW screening this year, including a Children’s short film program co-presented with the Rochester When the High Falls Film Festival was founded International Children’s Festival, and a program back in 2001, with a mission to highlight the featuring shorts by women of RIT’s School of contributions of women in the film industry, Film and Animation, both on Saturday. just 17 percent of jobs behind the camera were For the complete schedule, visit the festival’s held by women. Sadly, 14 years later not much website at highfallsfilmfestival.com, where you can has changed. In fact, that statistic hasn’t budged also find ticket information, and a full list of all the events, panel discussions, and parties. Below, we took a look at a few highlights from this year’s lineup. “Yemeniettes” is an inspirational documentary about a group of young Yemeni girls who rise above their country’s limited Olly Alexander, Kentucker Audley, and Joslyn Jensen in “Funny Bunny,” screening at resources and broken
Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361, dryden.eastmanhouse.org
Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420, regmovies.com
Geneseo Theatres Geneseo Square Mall, 243-2691, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Greece Ridge 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive 225-5810, regmovies.com
Henrietta 18 525 Marketplace Drive 424-3090, regmovies.com
The Little 240 East Ave., 258-0444 thelittle.org
Movies 10 2609 W. Henrietta Road 292-0303, cinemark.com
Pittsford Cinema 3349 Monroe Ave., 383-1310 pittsford.zurichcinemas.com
Tinseltown USA/IMAX 2291 Buffalo Road 247-2180, cinemark.com
Webster 12 2190 Empire Blvd., 888-262-4386, amctheatres.com
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educational system to participate in a pan-Arab young entrepreneurs competition. Director Shawn Thompson’s film presents a hopeful view of modern Middle Eastern youth. (Friday, November 13, 5:30 p.m., in Little 5) Making its world premiere at High Falls, “Tea & Cake” is a poignant drama focusing on four generations of British women as they face the obstacles life throws their way — from searching for a job, to a marriage that has grown stale, and loneliness of growing old alone — ultimately finding that their struggles are far less when they’re together than when they’re apart. (Friday, November 13, 8:30 p.m., in Little 1) The “Small Gestures” shorts program presents films about how even the simplest actions can sometimes have a profound impact: a married couple aren’t sure they’re ready to start a family in the heartbreaking “Testing”; Feeling adrift, a woman attends “Juniper,” a new-age retreat in an attempt to make a connection; In “The Road Home,” a Vietnam nurse tracks down the only person who understands how she feels; and a father and daughter bond over everyday frustrations in “Throwing Stones.” (The “Small Gestures” program screens on Saturday, November 14, 4:15 p.m., in Little 5) In the quirky comedy “Odd Brodsky,” a young woman named Audrey moves to California to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, but after nearly 11 years, she has little to show for it. Quitting her desk job, she hires a cameraman to document her path toward success, and attempts to turn her life into her own low-budget reality show. A film for anyone who feels they’ve been
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Here there and everywhere “Spectre” (PG-13), DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES NOW PLAYING
“Underground” DIRECTED BY EMILE DE ANTONIO, HASKELL WEXLER, AND MARY LAMPSON SCREENS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 8 P.M., AT THE DRYDEN THEATRE [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
born with the soul of an artist, but not necessarily the ability. The filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. (Saturday, November 14, 4:30 p.m., in Little 1) Anna, a struggling young actress from London, seeks a respite from her problems by visiting her gay best friend in Paris, in the likeable “Drama.” Hoping to stay with him while she sorts things out, her visit ends up stirring up trouble with his boyfriend, who’s facing the imminent death of his mother. An appealing cast (led by director Sophie Mathisen as Anna) earns our sympathy, even as we cringe watching them make terrible decisions. (Sunday, November 15, 11 a.m., in Little 1) When amateur boxer Heather Hardy makes the decision to turn pro, director Natasha Verma follows her during the crucial final bouts of her amateur career in the compelling documentary “Hardy.” Facing an uphill battle in a sport so dominated by male athletes, Heather also struggles to find a balance between the professional and the personal with her demanding trainer, who also happens to be her boyfriend. (Sunday, November 15, 4:15 p.m., in Little 1) An admirably unconventional choice for a closing night film, “Funny Bunny” calls to mind the eccentric work of Miranda July. Concerned with trio of oddballs who form an unlikely bond, this absurdist comedy comes from the mind of Alison Bagnall (writer of “Buffalo ‘66”). For those who can get on its unique wavelength, the offers some touching observations about the difficulty involved in connecting with another human being. (Sunday, November 15, 7:30 p.m., at the Dryden Theatre)
Twenty-four films into its 50-year run, the James Bond series has become the equivalent of cinematic comfort food: the flavor may sometimes vary slightly, but the familiar ingredients audiences crave are always present. With the secret agent’s last outing, 2012’s “Skyfall,” director Sam Mendes was able to inject the formula with some emotional resonance — rather new terrain for the Bond series. And though Mendes is back at the helm for “Spectre,” it was perhaps inevitable that after the stellar “Skyfall,” anything was bound to feel like a letdown. Things start off in style, with a bravura opening sequence set in Mexico City during a Day of the Dead celebration. We follow Bond (once again played by Daniel Craig) as he makes his way through a parade, into a hotel, up the elevator, into a room, and up to the roof to take out an enemy — all in one dazzling tracking shot. The opening
Daniel Craig in “Spectre.” PHOTO COURTESY MGM PICTURES
concludes with Bond engaging in a bit of fisticuffs while dangling precariously from a flying helicopter, and nothing else in the movie quite reaches the same heights. As the film proper begins, Bond heads off on a globe-trotting mission to discover who’s behind a shadowy terrorist organization known as SPECTRE, and the trail eventually leads him to square off against the syndicate’s nefarious leader, Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz, oddly underutilized considering that “Bond villain” is a role Waltz was born to play). Along the way, Bond must also contend with a smug new superior (Andrew Scott) who plans to shut down the outdated approach to global security favored by M (Ralph Fiennes) and update it for the age of global surveillance and drone warfare. The fourth James Bond picture to feature Daniel Craig, “Spectre” furthers the mythology that has been building since “Casino Royale.” Loaded with callbacks to the previous three films, the script bends over backwards to tie its disparate threads together, but it all feels like lip service to fans of the series; tacked on and unnecessary. “Spectre” continues Craig’s gradual evolution into the familiar old Bond, and in keeping with that trajectory, the film takes a backto-basics approach, complete with nutty high speed chases, casually random sex, and evil henchmen. Dave Bautista fills that role as Mr. Hinx, who continues the Bond tradition of henchmen with impractically pointy appendages. A luminous Monica Bellucci appears as an ex-bad guy’s notso-grieving widow, though she only gets a couple of scenes before Bond has moved on to psychologist Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux, who after “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” now only needs to appear in the new Bourne movie to complete the modern spy franchise trifecta). It all starts to feel routine, and as far as spy films of 2015 go, I’m not sure “Spectre” even lives up to the simple, tongue-in-cheek pleasures of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” But it looks gorgeous thanks to the love-
ly work of cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema, and there’s some great action — including an expertly staged fight sequence aboard a train between Craig and Bautista. Craig has made it clear in press leading up to the film’s release that he’s grown tired of playing Bond and you can detect a hint of that weariness on screen, though it fits with his brooding take on the character (and the man can still wear a suit — bless you, Tom Ford). If you believe the actor’s recent gripes, he may be giving up his license to kill, though he’s contracted to appear on one more film. But as the end credits seem to threaten, one way or another, Bond will return. In the days before the Internet made communication easy and the transfer of information instantaneous, films provided a crucial role in allowing us to learn about people and places that were otherwise worlds apart. This week, the Dryden Theatre will kick off a new month-long film series called “Here and Elsewhere,” which presents a lineup of films that demonstrate this unique function of the cinema. The series begins with a double feature pairing Jean-Luc Godard and AnneMarie Miéville’s documentary “Here and Elsewhere” with the 1997 film “All is Well on the Border,” each examining aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A new film in the series will screen every Wednesday, through December 30th. Next week’s film will be the 1976 doc “Underground,” from eminent documentary filmmaker Emile de Antonio. Together with Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler and editor Mary Lampson, de Antonio conducted interviews with members of the infamous radical left-wing organization The Weather Underground. Laying out the members’ ideals, co-opted from the civil rights, anti-war, and Cuban communist movements, these conversations provide a fascinating portrait of the group, giving insight into the motivations and methodology of a middle-class revolution.
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Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] THE 33 (PG-13): Based on a true story about the mine collapse in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days. Starring Antonio Banderas, and Juliette Binoche. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster BACKSTAIRS (1921): A crippled mailman in love with a maid intercepts love letters from her rich suitor, and replaces them with his own messages with unintended results. Dryden (Tue, Nov 17, 8 p.m.) HERE AND ELSEWHERE (1976): Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville, and Jean-Pierre Gorin examine the parallel lives of two families—one French, one Palestinian—using an exploratory combination of film and video. Dryden (Wed, Nov 11, 8 p.m.) JACKIE BROWN (1997): A flight attendant gets caught smuggling cash for her gunrunner boss, but when the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan to keep the money for herself. Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Michael Keaton, and Robert Forster. Little (Fri, Nov 13, 10 p.m.) LABYRINTH OF LIES (R): A novice prosecutor exposes a conspiracy by prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. Little
LOVE THE COOPERS (PG13): Four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, but a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down. Starring Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Olivia Wilde, Marisa Tomei, and Anthony Mackie. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (1929): A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. Dryden (Fri, Nov 13, 8 p.m.) MY ALL AMERICAN (PG): An underdog college football player struggles to lead his team to a championship season in this sports biopic starring Finn Wittrock, Aaron Eckhart, and Robin Tunney. Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown STATIONS OF THE CROSS (2014): In this coming-of-age tale, a 14-year-old fundamentalist Catholic finds herself caught between her spiritual and emotional worlds. Dryden (Thu, Nov 12, 8 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] 99 HOMES (R): After his family is evicted from their home, a desperate construction worker tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him. Starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, and Laura Dern. Cinema
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BLACK MASS (R): Johnny Depp stars as Whitey Bulger, the most infamous mobster in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. With Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, and Peter Sarsgaard. Cinema BRIDGE OF SPIES (PG-13): Steven Spielberg directs the true story of an American lawyer who’s recruited by the CIA to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Starring Tom Hanks. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster BURNT (R):Bradley Cooper plays a former celebrity chef who destroyed his career with drugs, but returns to London determined to redeem himself professionally. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Little, Tinseltown CRIMSON PEAK (R): Guillermo del Toro directs this gothic horror story, about a young writer whisked off her feet and into a spooky old mansion after she falls for and marries a handsome and mysterious aristocrat. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam. Culver, Eastview, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster GOOSEBUMPS (PG): A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L.
Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set loose on their small town. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown, Webster GRANDMA (R): Lily Tomlin stars as a self-described misanthrope who has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter shows up needing help. Cinema HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (PG): Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in this sequel to the popular animated film. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown THE INTERN (PG-13): A 70-yearold widower becomes a senior intern at an online fashion website. Starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown THE LAST WITCH HUNTER (PG-13): Vin Diesel IS the last witch hunter, and all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most terrifying witches in history. Canandaigua, Culver, Henrietta, Tinseltown THE MARTIAN (PG-13): Matt Damon is an astronaut left behind on Mars when the rest of his crew mistakenly believe he’s died after a NASA mission goes wrong. Adapted from the novel by Andy Weir. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster
MISS YOU ALREADY (PG-13): The friendship between two lifelong friends—played by Drew Barrymore and Toni Collete—is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill. Tinseltown OUR BRAND IS CRISIS (R): Sandra Bullock plays an American political campaign manager sent to war-torn South America to help install a new leader but is threatened by a long-term rival. With Billy Bob Thornton and Anthony Mackie. Culver, Henrietta, Pittsford PAN (PG): Joe Wright (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Atonement”) directs this epic adventure tale filling in the backstory of the boy who would become Peter Pan. Starring Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, and Garrett Hedlund. Culver, Henrietta, Tinseltown PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION (R): Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan, in the fifth installment of the popular horror series. Canandaigua, Webster THE PEANUTS MOVIE (G): Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang comes to the big screen in an all-new animated feature. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Tinseltown THE PERFECT GUY (PG-13): After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost
too good to be true. Starring Sanaa Lathan and Morris Chestnut. Culver SCOUT’S GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (R): Three boy scouts are prepared to save their town from a zombie outbreak in this horror-comedy. Webster SPECTRE (PG-13): James Bond goes up a mysterious and sinister organization in his latest adventure. Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, and Ralph Fiennes. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, IMAX, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster STEVE JOBS (R): Set backstage at three iconic Apple product launches, this film from Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin paints an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at the epicenter of the digital revolution. Pittsford SUFFRAGETTE (PG-13): Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade prosecution by the State. Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep. Little, Pittsford THE VISIT (PG-13): M. Night Shyamalan attempts a comeback with this horror-comedy about two children whose extended visit with their grandparents goes terribly wrong. Culver, Henrietta WOODLAWN (PG): A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field. Tinseltown
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including an enormous suite complete with fireplace, his and her closets and master bathroom. This full bath includes a goodsized shower with original tile floor and marble entry, updated walls and plumbing. The main bathroom features a deep clawfoot tub, original mirrored medicine cabinet and updated plumbing. Another bedroom leads to a west-facing enclosed sleeping porch where you can delight in watching the sunset. The third floor offers a fifth bedroom, additional full bath and many large storage areas. Other desirable features of the house are its “just inside the back door” powder room, great when working in the backyard, and the lovely freshly painted half timber and stucco exterior. Located two blocks from Park Avenue, 218 Edgerton is close to the amenities of the neighborhood including restaurants, businesses, coffee shops, and just far enough away to be a quiet neighborhood. Idyllic Francis Parker Elementary School is just down the street. The Park Avenue neighborhood is accessible by foot, bike, many bus routes and just a few blocks from Interstate 490. Elizabeth McKane of RE/MAX Realty Group lists the 2,582 square foot property for $229,000. She can be reached at (585) 259-8460. by Robert E. Crumrine Bob is a Landmark Society volunteer and Park Avenue area resident.
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Index No. 2014-10604 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Linda D. Bruley, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 5, 2015, entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Monroe County Office Building located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe on November 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 190 Saddlehorn Drive, Rochester, NY 14626; Tax Account No. 089.05-2-19 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: $130,639.70 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: October 2015 Lawrence J. Andolina, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE ] BALLIN 27 LARK STREET LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/1/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 63 Sonora Pkwy., Rochester, NY 14618, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] BLACK HORSE PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. Of Org. Filed w/SSNY on 10/26/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 14 Brimsdown Cir., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: all lawful. [ NOTICE ]
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process may be served and shall mail copy to 77 Walnut St Rochester NY 14608 General purpose [ NOTICE ] BLUE WATER DISCOVERY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/6/15. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to David R Overy 83 Deer Creek Rd Pittsford, NY 14534. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Bray hill club and lodge LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 5/15/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail copy to 2601 Lac De Ville Blvd Rochester NY 14618 General purpose [ NOTICE ] Cheveux’ Salon Deux, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 10/7/15. 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, 3180 Latta Rd., Ste. 100, Rochester, NY 14612. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] Dolce Heating & Cooling LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 7/16/15 Office: Monroe Co SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to David B Cook 153 W Main St Webster NY 14580 General purpose [ NOTICE ] First response vent services LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 9/8/15 Office: Monroe Co SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 6 Markie Dr Rochester NY 14606 General purpose [ NOTICE ] Fyi global, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 9/17/15 Office: Monroe Co SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 595 Highland Ave #1 Rochester NY 14620 General purpose [ NOTICE ] LAKE SHORE VENTURES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/06/2015. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 31 Overbrook Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] LTK ENGINEERING SERVICES OF NEW
YORK LLP filed an App. for Authority with the NY Department of State on 9/15/2015. Jurisdiction: PA and the date of its formation is 8/7/2015. Office location in NYS: Monroe County. The Secretary of 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: 95 Canal Landing Blvd., Ste. 13-14, Rochester NY 14626. The address in its jurisdiction if required or the office address: 95 Canal Landing Blvd., Ste. 13-14, Rochester NY 14626. The name and address of the authorized officer in its jurisdiction is: Sec’ty of Commonwealth, 401 North Street, Room 206, Harrisburg PA 17120. The purpose is Engineering. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of MAYA BROW STUDIO, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 11/3/15. 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, 178 Grecian Gardens Dr, Apt C, Rochester NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Form. of RKM MEDICAL, LLC (the “LLC”). Art. of Org. filed with Secretary of the State of NY (SSNY) on 10/27/15. 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, 9 Shelter Creek Ln, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 10 Prince Street Realty LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/26/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 1099 S. CLINTON AVE., LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/2015. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 100 Alexander St., Rochester NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 120 RAILROAD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/14/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 120 Railroad St., Rochester, NY 14609. 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 30 Werner Park LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/21/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1 East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 3IN1 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 07/07/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC. 7014 13TH AVENUE SUITE 202 BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11228. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of 57 MILL STREET, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/24/2015. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 863 Trimmer Rd., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 60 HOLLYBROOK, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 5503 W. Henrietta Rd., W. Henrietta, NY 14586. 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 72 GREGORY DM LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/5/2015. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as
agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 35 Rolling Meadows Way, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 780 SALT RD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/13/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: Joseph Shur, 28 E. Main St., Ste. 1800, 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 Avon Real Property LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/26/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 105 Knollwood Dr., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Baird Real Estate, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/6/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 2650 Baird Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Donald J. Russ, Jr., 30 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2600, Chicago, IL 60606. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Bluesky Data Systems, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/5/15. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3177 Latta Rd, Ste 180, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity under the New York LLC Law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of C3 Masonry & Contracting LLC filed Articles Of Organization with the Secretary Of State on 9/25/2015. The office is located in Monroe County. The secretary Of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary Of State shall mail copy of process to 325 S. Union Street Spencerport, NY
Legal Ads 14559. Purpose: Masonry & Contracting. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Canalside Advisors, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1 Travis Grove, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Clemang Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 6/11/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 128 Dickinson Rd., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CLT-ROC Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/21/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/15/15. 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, 397 SHELDON RD HONEOYE FALLS, NY 14472. Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Control Medical Services LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/29/15. Office is in Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 679 Melville St., Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Courtney Perinton, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 9/29/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served.
SSNY shall mail copy of process to 22 Latour Manor, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of D3M LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 262 Park Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DEPEND TRANSPORTATION, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Mesrak Tesfaye, 155 State St., Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; Name of LLC: Knight Rider Express, LLC; Date of filing: 9/22/15; Office of the LLC: Monroe Co.; The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 109 Meadow Circle, Rochester, New York, 14609; Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; Name of LLC: Premier Martial Arts - Haughton, LLC; Date of filing: 9/23/15; Office of the LLC: Monroe Co.; The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 1170 East Ridge Road, Rochester, New York, 14621; Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GCR Services LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/19/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 215 Tremont St Door #2 Rochester, New York 14608. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GVT/GVR LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY
To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (“SSNY”) on 10/13/2015. Office in Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to GVT/GVR LLC, C/O JOHN S. HERBRAND, ESQ, PO BOX 17727, ROCHESTER, NY 146170727. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Hello Yoga Girl LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) September 16, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 111 Parce Avenue Ste 12 Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Homes by George, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/21/2015 . 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: Homes by George, LLC 57 Heather Rdg Rochester NY 14626 Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JAVIERS COLLISION LLC. Javiers Collision LLC filed Articles of Organization with NYS on September 25, 2015. Its principal office is in Monroe County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as its agent and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is c/o the Company, 39 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: Any lawful purpose [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JNA Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/1/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 207 Bull Saw Mill Rd., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of K & G Joint Ventures, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/2015. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process
to: The LLC, POB 22742, Rochester, NY 14692. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of KRV Enterprises LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/29/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 40 Sedgley Pk. W. Henrietta NY 14586. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LPF Management Services, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/6/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 144 Fairport Village Landing, #241, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LuceAir LLC. Art.of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/06/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 35 Beverly Dr, Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Map Shop, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/29/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to, 275 Bay Village Drive, Rochester, NY 14609 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morgan Emerald Springs LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 9/25/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morgan Steeple LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 9/25/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process
to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Morgan Woodland Acres LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/28/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1080 Pittsford Victor Rd., Ste. 100, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of POWER PROPERTIES GROUP LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/13/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: Joseph Shur, 28 E. Main St., Ste. 1800, 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 PRIMALYN EQUIPMENT RENTALS LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 7/24/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 447 Adirondack Street, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PRIMALYN FARMS LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 7/24/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 447 Adirondack Street, Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of QA1000 Consultants LLC, Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/16/2015. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Silver Fox Drive, Fairport NY 14450 .Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of REX’S RENTALS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/22/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY
designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.
against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rochester Skin Lymphoma Medical Group, PLLCC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/23/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6800 Pits-Pal Rd, Suite 150 Fairport, NY 14450 . Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of Sibley Leverage Lender MM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of SMILEKNG, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 670 Attridge Road, Churchville, NY 14423. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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Notice of Formation of Sibley Affordable MM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of Sibley Master Tenant LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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Notice of Formation of Sibley Commercial LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of Sibley Master Tenant MM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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Notice of Formation of Sibley Commercial MM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of Sibley Mixed Use LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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Notice of Formation of Sibley Leverage Lender LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process
Notice of Formation of Sibley Mixed Use MM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Sunvestment Energy Group NY 58, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/7/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 125 Tech Park Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of THE WEILER FIRM, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/28/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 72 Beau Ln., Rochester, NY 14624. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Gabriel W. Weiler at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Twigs Nursery and Garden Center, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/14/2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3593 Roosevelt HWY, Hamlin, NY 14464. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of US Learning Systems, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 08/28/15. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS INC 7014 13TH AVENUE STE 202 BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11228. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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Legal Ads > page 37 [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of YPA LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) Aug 18, 2015. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 13, Victor, NY 14564. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of ERH Walgreens LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/3/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 17140 Bernardo Center Dr., Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92128. LLC formed in DE on 10/26/15. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of SOV 2007-C1 - 3126 Coney Island Ave LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/28/15. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5221 N. O’Connor Blvd., Ste. 600, Irving, TX 75039. LLC formed in DE on 9/21/15. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation
System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] NVVENTURES, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 3/12/15. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 105 Brittany La., Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Property Owners Conglomerate Group of Rochester, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 10/14/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail copy to 561 Titus Ave Rochester, NY 14617 General purpose [ NOTICE ] R&J Properties of Rochester LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/14/15. 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, 43 Coventry Ave., Rochester, NY 15610. General purpose. [ NOTICE ] SHALOM BAYIT PROPERTIES AT ROCHESTER, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on
To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at email@example.com 09/21/15. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 72-14 136th Street, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] SRC ACQUISITIONS, LLC. Arts. Of Org. Filed w/SSNY on 10/26/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: PO Box 16383, Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: all lawful. [ NOTICE ] V Nail Salon & Beauty Boutique, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on September 28, 2015 with an effective date of formation of September 28, 2015. Its principal place of business is located at 580 Hague Street, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 580 Hague Street, Rochester, New York 14606. 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 ] WMM Associates of Rochester, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 10/13/15. Office: Monroe Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Universal Dermatology, PLLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/11/15,. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6800 Pits-Pal Rd, Suite 150, Fairport,NY 14450 . Purpose: any lawful activities.
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[ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] RNY Properties LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on October 13, 2015. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 6445 Citation #F Clarkston MI 48346. The purpose of the Company is any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Nagmens LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 09/29/2015. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 6445 Citation #F Clarkston MI 48346. The purpose of the Company is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Stateside Administrative Property Management LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on October 1, 2015. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 6445 Citation, Ste. F, Clarkston MI 48346. The purpose of the Company is Real Estate Investment. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Tardis Properties LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 9/15/2015. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 6445 Citation, Suite F, Clarkston, MI
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THREE SPRINGS PROPERTIES, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on October 7, 2015. Principal office location: Monroe County. Principal business address: 125 Canal Landing Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14626. SSNY is the designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phillips Lytle LLP, 1400 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, NY 14614. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. The LLC is managed by one or more members. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF STEPHEN W ARCHER LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is Stephen W Archer LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 10/05/2015. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of such process to William R. Alexander, Esq., Forsyth, Howe, O’Dwyer, Kalb & Murphy, P.C., One Chase Square, Suite 1900, Rochester NY 14604. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2015-4960 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Lesley Ann Allan; ESL Federal Credit Union; Tyler Kushel, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 27, 2015, entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Monroe County Office Building located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe on December 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 321 Black Walnut Drive, Rochester, NY 14615; Tax Account No. 075.09-2-6 described in Deed recorded in Liber 10288 of Deeds, page
616; lot size .40 acres. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $112,940.79 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: October 2015 Gary Muldoon, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ SUMMONS ] IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN ST – 15 – CV – 307 ACTION FOR DEBT FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND BREACH OF CONTRACT VIRGIN GRAND VILLAS – ST. JOHN CONDOMINIUM OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID PATTERSON, Defendant. To: David Patterson 395 Sundance Trail Webster, NY 14580 Within the time limited by law (see note below) you are hereby required to appear before this Court and answer to a Complaint filed against you in this action and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment by default will be taken against you as demanded in the Complaint, for DEBT, FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND BREACH OF CONTRACT PURSUANT TO COURT ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION ENTERED BY HON. JUDGE KATHLEEN MACKAY ON OCTOBER 8, 2015. Witness my hand and the Seal of this Court this 29th day of October, 2015. ESTRELLA H. GEORGE Acting Clerk of the Court By: L. M. Smith ,Deputy Clerk, Richard H. Dollison, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff, Virgin Grand Villas – St. John Condominium Law Offices of Richard H. Dollison, P.C. 48 Dronningens Gade, Ste. 2C P.O. Box 6135St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00804-6135 NOTE: This defendant, if served personally, is required to file his answer or other defenses with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after service of this summons, excluding the date of service. The defendant, if served by publication or by personal service outside of the jurisdiction, is required to file his answer or other
defense with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the attorney for the plaintiff within thirty (30) days after the completion of the period of publication or personal service outside of the jurisdiction. [ SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION ] Action to Foreclose a Mortgage Index No.: I2015005161Mortgaged Premises: 19 Rustic Street Rochester, NY 14609 SBL #: 106.360Block 1, Lot 50 Monroe Supreme Court of the State of New York County of Monroe Nationstar Mortgage LLC D/B/A Champion Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Apolonia Vazquez, if living, and if he/she be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; People of the State of New York, Rochester General Hospital, United States of America Acting Through the IRS; John Doe (being fictitious, the names unknown to Plaintiff intended to be tenants, occupants, person or corporations having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the property described in the complaint or their heirs at law, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, guardians, assignees, creditors or successors.) Defendants. To the above named Defendant: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Supplemental Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Supplemental Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this
Supplemental Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Monroe. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. To: Apolonia Vazquez, Defendants in this Action. The foregoing Supplemental Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of Hon. Elma A. Bellini of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated October 6, 2015 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Monroe, in the City of Riverhead.The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by Apolonia Vazquez dated the August 25, 2011, to secure the sum of $40,500.00. The mortgage was recorded at Book 23831, Page 581 and Mortgage Number MDC012590 in the Office of the Monroe County Clerk, on September 1, 2011. The mortgage was subsequently assigned by an assignment executed July 30, 2012 and recorded on August 23, 2012, in the Office of the Monroe County Clerk at Book 1709, Page 310. The property in question is described as follows:19 Rustic Street, Rochester, NY 14609 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: October 27, 2015 Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s) 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 The law firm of Gross Polowy, LLC and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose.
Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD
Recurring Themes (Recent Instances of Familiar Weird Behaviors) — Funerals and burials, in the United
States and elsewhere, are no longer always so staid. Most famously, one man was, per his instructions, lowered to the ground inside his beloved Cadillac; dressing corpses in fanciful outfits (such as the Green Lantern) is not unheard of. In October, after Mr. Jomar Aguayo Collazo, 23, was killed in a shootout in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the family outfitted his body in his favorite blue tracksuit and propped him up at a table in his mother’s tavern (“playing” dominoes and holding a drink and a condom) — as friends and relatives passed by to pay their respects. — The list of all-time extreme body modifiers would start with the late Dennis “Stalking Cat” Avner (who incrementally cut, chipped, tattooed, pierced and implanted his body to make himself a human feline) and the similarly obsessive Erik “Lizardman” Sprague, who at one time toured with the Jim Rose Circus. Newer to the scene is Britain’s Ted Richards, 57, working to become a human parrot. With 110 colorful tattoos, 50 piercings and a split tongue, he currently seeks a surgeon to turn his nose into a beak. Even without the beak, though, Richard says becoming parrotlike “is the best thing that has happened to me.” (London’s Daily Telegraph, publishing astonishing photos of Richards, asked, rhetorically, whether we’ve reached “peak plastic surgery.”) — In October, a 20-year-old man in Macomb Township, Michigan, became the most recent alleged drunk driver to reveal himself in the most awkward of ways: by accidentally swerving into the midst of a sheriff’s deputies’ roadside stop — of another alleged drunk driver. (Coinciden-
tally, both arrestees are 20 and registered matching 0.17 blood-alcohol readings.) — College “Inclusiveness” to the Next Level: “Service” animals (mostly guide dogs) are ones that have been specially trained to provide help for people with disabilities, but untrained “comfort” animals are also privileged for those diagnosed with panic attacks or depression. In an October report on college students hoping to keep their pets in no-animal dorms, The New York Times noted that school officials have entertained student requests for the “comfort” of (besides dogs and cats) lizards, potbellied pigs, tarantulas, ferrets, guinea pigs and “sugar gliders” (nocturnal, flying, six-ounce Australian marsupials). Informal Justice Department guidelines rule out only animals that are aggressive or destructive or that trigger other students’ allergies. — Raised Right — or Snitch-in-Training? In September, Audrey McColm, 25, traffic-stopped in Randolph County, Indiana, for driving “erratic(ally),” became the latest parent ratted out by her child. When Mom denied having been drinking, her daughter, 7, blurted out, “Yes, you have, Mom.” McColm registered 0.237, had nearly hit another officer’s car head-on, and was so hammered that she “urged” a different officer to “shoot her in the head.” — A chapter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals undertook one of its favorite consciousness-raising tactics in August, demanding that Pennsylvania officials erect a roadside grave marker near Lancaster at the spot where a tractor-trailer hauling 80 pigs overturned, killing several of them. The “terrified animals” that suffered traumatic deaths should be memorialized by the community, PETA said. The pigs, of course, would have eventually found their way to a slaughterhouse, and it is possible that the ones euthanized as a result of the accident passed more peacefully than the “survivors.”
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): The partner who can keep up with you and match you every step of the way is the one you will be loyal to forever. A personal offer that will be difficult to refuse is heading your way. Make sure your expectations are realistic and your motives are true blue. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Romance is hot, and emotions are spinning out of control. Keep your feet on the ground and your confidence high. Making assumptions or being possessive or jealous will work against you. Don’t take anything for granted, and don’t make yourself out to be someone you are not.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your unpredictable nature will be too much for some suitors to handle. Disappointment in love is likely if you are inconsistent, indulgent or you overreact. Take a breather and focus on being friends first before you engage in an intimate relationship. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll meet all sorts of interesting people if you travel or attend unusual events that interest you. Someone from a totally different background will be fascinated with you and want to spend more time seeing if your lifestyles, beliefs and traditions can meld together as one.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Someone who is more interested in what he or she can get from you will take advantage of your generosity. Be on guard and reluctant to spend too much trying to impress someone unworthy of your kindness and sincerity. Hold out for someone who can offer as much in return. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t let your desire to settle down lead to someone who isn’t right for you. Being with the wrong person is worse than being alone. Keep your life simple and moderate, and look for someone who shares your interests, likes and dislikes. If you play together, you’ll stay together.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be realistic when it comes to love. If someone is unhappily attached to someone else, put on your running shoes and take off. You deserve better than to wait in the sidelines while your heart thief makes excuses for getting involved with you before being free to do so. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The more involved you are with the issues that concern you, the better your chance will be to meet the perfect partner. What you share passionately with someone in a mental capacity can easily turn into the strong love connection emotionally and physically as well.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will face problems from day one if you aren’t honest or clear about what your intentions actually are. Whether it’s you being evasive or your partner not being upfront, it doesn’t matter. If someone you are with is secretive or emotionally indulgent, take a pass. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ve got all the right moves and will attract plenty of interest when it comes to love and romance. You’re picky, so choose wisely; not everyone you meet will have the same intentions as you. Don’t become a romantic teacher. Search for equality.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Confusion will set in when it comes to love. You’ll get mixed signals that will lead you to believe someone is interested in you, not in what you know or have to offer. Question anyone who pries or is too persistent or eager to know about your personal affairs. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You will have plenty of opportunities to find love. Whether it is someone new or someone from your past, you’ll be on the fast track to a commitment. Slow down and savor the moment. The rush of love makes it worth your while to insist on a long and passionate courtship.
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