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Greece goes to court
If Mary Anna Towler truly thinks that the two women “didn’t ask the board to stop opening its meetings with prayer; they just wanted the prayers to be nondenominational,” then I have a bridge in Brooklyn she might be interested in buying (“Greece and the Supremes,” Urban Journal). I fully agree that the prayers should be nonsectarian, but this is just a stepping stone for a greater agenda. If the Court rules against the Town Board, it will open the door to the banning of any kind of religious displays on public property, be it crèches or menorahs. Then Christmas lights will disappear, and soon thereafter the very word “Christmas” will be banned. I think the hostility of these Grinches comes from their inability to enjoy the love of St. Valentine’s Day, the gaiety of St. Patrick’s Day, the wonder of Easter, the fun of Halloween, the blessedness of Thanksgiving and, especially, the joy of Christmas. If they can’t celebrate them then, by golly, why should anyone else be allowed to? Bah, humbug! A country that was built on majority rule is being strangled by its minorities. Every individual’s right must be defended not matter how trivial or ridiculous. The un-American Civil Liberties Union is having a field day. America is fast on its way to becoming a secular, 2 CITY
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Godless society. The rights of Christians are being trampled. For too long we have been taught to turn the other cheek, with the result that we fear invoking even a simple “God bless you” in response to a sneeze. Lenin is laughing in his tomb. It’s time for us to reclaim our civil rights. CHRISTINA GUTT
We live in a diverse country; some are theist, others are not. Non-denominational prayers should be offered before public meetings. This way, those who are theist feel included in the political community. Public prayer has been a tradition practiced since the founding of the country. If the founders who penned the Bill of Rights believed this act contradicted the First Amendment, surely they would have nipped this practice in the bud, or made a clause for an exception to public prayer. ALEXIS
I’ve worked in the table games department in two different casinos (“New York’s Tough Call on Casinos,” News). I am a table games supervisor. I worked for the Seneca nation for years. Sure, you get your regulars that come in. So what? You people that think bringing a casino into town is gonna devastate the area and make everyone poor are crazy. First, it brings construction jobs... then thousands of jobs to operate it. I love what I do. People come for fun, and above all else the thrill of winning money. Why lose out on the money to other states when you can have your own? I can assure you that 95 percent of these people come to get away from their regular lives, looking for nothing more than entertainment and fun. JAWA 5121
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Democrats on the run Like them or not, we’re all pretty clear on what the Tea Party and the far right wing of the Republican Party stand for: opposing President Obama on everything and obstructing government. What do Democrats stand for? Well, that depends. Democrats are fond of nuanced positions. And they’ll run like scared cats at the first sign of trouble. It’s happened again with the Affordable Care Act. After surviving every kind of assault, from lawsuits to GOP threats of a government shutdown, the ACA is facing its worst foe: frightened Dems. As President Obama’s poll numbers slipped following the rocky rollout of the ACA website, leading Dems began distancing themselves from the law. Many were probably emboldened by Bill Clinton. The former president, not known for his good judgment, said Obama should honor his promise: let people who like their current health insurance plans keep them even if they don’t meet the ACA’s minimum standards. After some Dems began jumping onto a bill proposed by Senator Mary Landrieu, which basically heeds Clinton’s advice, a besieged Obama was left with few choices. He went before the public to try a little massage therapy on his broken promise, offering his own proposal: insurance companies can allow people who received cancellation letters to keep their old policies for a year. But on Friday, a stunning 39 Democrats sided with House Republicans to pass Representative Fred Upton’s “Keep Your Health Plan Act.” While the vote was immediately labeled a damaging blow to Obama – and it was – the worst damage was inflicted on the American public. The bill should have been called the “Keep Our Broken Health Care System Act,” because it basically resurrects the status quo. It not only allows people to keep their current plan for a year, even if it doesn’t provide good coverage, but it also allows insurers to keep selling those plans. As frustrated as the public is with the ACA and the federal website, a recent international survey by the Commonwealth Fund is a stark reminder of just how broken the old health care system was. The Fund’s survey of 20,000 adults in 10 industrialized countries found that Americans pay more and get less for their health care than those in the other countries. Costs are so high that more than one-third of Americans in 2013 went without the care medical professionals recommended. And about 23 percent of Americans had serious problems paying their medical bills. Americans notoriously have a problem with long-term memory. Economist Lawrence Summers, a former Clinton
The House Democrats’ health-care vote was a damaging blow to Obama, but the worst damage was inflicted on the American public. and Obama administration official, recently framed the issue this way: Obama has tackled a problem that has been an economic drag on the country for nearly 50 years. Anyone who thinks that the system was working well prior to the ACA is wrong, Summers said. Premiums were rising at an unsustainable double-digit pace for much of the last decade, he said, and the ACA is already accomplishing more than what many people expected. Obama has said from the beginning that he expected the law to be improved over time. But changes that don’t require young people to buy insurance or that permit people to enroll in plans that are often no better than “sub prime” insurance plans do nothing to improve the ACA. And opening the law up at this time with this Congress would practically guarantee killing it anyway. Republicans have rushed to the airwaves to call the president a liar. And the vote on the Upton bill is certainly not an effort to improve Americans’ health care. It’s their latest attempt to derail the ACA. Who didn’t see that coming? A reversal on the ACA by Democrats at this point is entirely different, however. To come out now and oppose the ACA is cowardly. It not only tells voters that the GOP was right all along, but it also says that Dems are more interested in their own political well-being than the nation’s. And this will haunt the party for years to come.
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GateHouse Media, the owner of the Messenger Post suburban weeklies, laid off all five of its Monroe County reporters. The future of the papers is unclear, though one of the laid off reporters told the Democrat and Chronicle that managers had developed “alternative newsgathering solutions” for filling their pages.
Plot twist in LDC inquiry
The attorney general’s office filed a motion that will likely lead to the dismissal of charges against Robert Wiesner. Wiesner and three others were accused of participating in a bid-rigging scheme involving two local development corporations with links to Monroe County. But Wiesner may not be out of the woods. The AG says it will convene a new grand jury to hear the case against Wiesner. Wiesner, who is the husband of Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, said that the AG violated his rights by not allowing him to testify to the first grand jury.
Brooks releases 2014 budget
2014 would keep the tax rate flat at $8.99 per $1,000 assessed value. The county faced a $45 million “mandate-driven structural deficit,” she said, which was whittled down through staff reductions and other measures. The Legislature will hold a public hearing on the budget proposal in December.
Marina work begins
Construction began on the $20 million Port of Rochester marina project. The project will create a new deepdraft marina basin and connect the Genesee Riverway Trail to a new public promenade. The marina could eventually accommodate 157 slips.
Appeal filed over red-light cameras
Rochester attorney Lawrence Krieger filed a notice of appeal after a judge ruled recently that Rochester’s red-light camera program is constitutional. Krieger was ticketed after a camera caught him making a right turn without stopping. Violations result in a $50 fine.
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks said that her $1 billion-plus budget proposal for
UR graduate Lindsay Bronnenkant wears an eye-tracking device as she re-enacts a study on synesthesia. PHOTO BY J. ADAM FENSTER / UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
SCIENCE | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
Sight without light Most people would likely agree that humans cannot see in total darkness. But spelunkers, people who study and explore caves, have made anecdotal observations for years disputing that assumption. And they may now have data on their side. A new University of Rochester study shows that some people have the ability to see their own bodies move in total darkness. Through a series of experiments involving more than 100 subjects, Duje Tadin, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the UR, and Kevin Dieter, a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University, found that
roughly 50 percent of people can see their hands move in total darkness. Their findings were recently reported in the journal Psychological Science. In one of the most revealing experiments, the researchers used a computerized eye-tracking device, says Tadin, because eye movements don’t occur randomly; the eyes need to lock on to something and track it. Roughly half of the subjects outfitted with the device and with goggles that prevent light transmission saw their hands moving, Tadin says. Since the subjects did not see the researchers’ hand movements, he says, the study suggests that a person’s own
body movements could signal some form of brain activity that produces a visual image even in the absence of light. The researchers also found that synesthetes, people who are known to see numbers and letters in color or other combinations of sense-blending, possessed the ability to see their hand movements in darkness, too. Tadin says that the experiments may show that not only is the brain extremely involved in people’s sight perceptions, but that our senses work together more than previously realized. Future research could lead to improving hand coordination among the elderly and disabled, he says.
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The marina is near an active bald eagle’s nest. The initial expansion plan extended the docks into a 660-foot state and federal buffer zone around the nest. The DEC wanted the docks out of that zone. The Daniele family complied by reducing the expansion to 183 slips.
Cost of War The following people have been killed in the City of Rochester in recent weeks: -- Charles Jenkins, 30, Rochester.
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Marina questions Environmental questions and concerns continue to surround the Daniele family’s plans to expand their marina in Irondequoit Bay. The latest: the Penfield Town Board says that the project needs a full-scale environmental review. The board concluded at a meeting last week that the expansion could significantly affect the bay’s biology and ecology, says Jim Costello, Penfield’s director of development services. Mario, Danny, and Anthony Daniele, who also own Bazil restaurant on the bay, originally proposed adding 225 slips to Southpoint Marina, along with a 2,700 square foot clubhouse. But after conversations with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, they’ve revised the plans, says Anthony Daniele. The marina, which is adjacent to the bay, is near an active bald eagle’s nest. The initial expansion plan extended the docks into a 660-foot state and federal buffer zone around the nest. The DEC wanted the docks out of that zone. The Daniele family complied by reducing the expansion to 183 slips. “We couldn’t really move them but we could eliminate some so that we’re not getting as close,” Anthony Daniele says. Whether the project will require an eagle-related permit from U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service is not clear. But Anthony Daniele says the family is “adamantly” trying to balance the project so they don’t need the permit. The developers have no intention of “having an Anthony Daniele. PHOTO PROVIDED adverse effect on the bird,” he says. The latest plan also moves the clubhouse further inland to avoid state wetland buffers, Daniele says. And there will be public access to the waterfront area via a walking path, he says. To start the environmental review, the developers have to submit a draft outline identifying the topics and issues they plan to cover. From there, the town will provide input and the public will also have a chance to comment, Costello says.
Transition begins Rochester Mayor-elect Lovely Warren has appointed a local attorney and a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology to lead her transition team. Christopher Thomas and dt ogilvie are serving on a volunteer basis. The team will also hire Strategic Community Intervention LLC, founded by former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson, to consult. | Thomas, the spokesperson for the transition team, is a partner with the Nixon Peabody law firm. He represented the city during the mayoral succession mess a few years ago. Ogilvie is dean and professor of business strategy and urban entrepreneurship at the Saunders College of Business at RIT. | Regarding turnover at City Hall, Warren says that she’ll approach the people she wants to keep in place. The people who are appointed by the mayor can apply for their jobs, she says, or other jobs in city government. The team is also accepting resumes. | Left unaddressed is the fate of Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard. It’s been apparent for some time that Warren isn’t completely satisfied with the operation of the RPD. | A transition office has opened in donated space on the fourth floor of the Ellwanger building on State Street. And the transition team has a website, www.warrentransition.com
2,291 US servicemen and servicewomen and 1,106 Coalition servicemen and servicewomen have been killed in Afghanistan from the beginning of the war and occupation to November 18. Statistics for Afghan civilian casualties are not available. American casualties from November 3 to November 13: -- Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez, 28, Seguin, Texas. iraqbodycount. org, icasualties.org, Department of Defense
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Rochester city schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas said he wants as many schools as possible to eventually be under the full management of Rochesterarea colleges. And he wants at least one school to be under a college’s management by 2015, he said. Vargas appeared before the school board’s Excellence in Student Achievement committee earlier this week with a plan containing several proposals to dramatically improve student achievement. The proposals are both innovative and controversial. Vargas prefaced his proposal concerning the colleges by conceding that the district is having difficulty managing so many low-performing schools at one time. College leadership would have all of the supervisory powers of the superintendent, Vargas said. Funding would follow each student and go to the college, he said, but students would remain enrolled in the city school district. Vargas said that he would like to “have as many schools under college supervision as possible.” He gave no indication of which schools he’d like the colleges to take over. And he didn’t say if colleges are waiting in the wings to carry this out. But Vargas has been talking with the heads of area colleges and there is some interest in the idea, says district spokesperson Chip Partner. Other proposals include revitalizing the district’s Careers in Technology program with BOCES. While the district has been working to provide more opportunities for students in areas such as the arts, music, and sports, Vargas said that many students say they want to participate in programs that the district isn’t offering. Students who want to pursue careers as electricians, plumbers, HVAC specialists, auto-repair technicians, and cosmetologists would be able to attend BOCES for those programs if the district isn’t offering something similar, Vargas said. Vargas also proposed a communitywide approach to improving student
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College leadership would have all of the supervisory powers of the superintendent. behavior. The district’s unusually high suspension rate has been a controversial subject for years. The district shifted away from a student conduct policy that strongly encouraged outside suspensions because many students were missing weeks of instruction. In-house suspensions were supposed to deliver the appropriate level of punishment while keeping students in school, receiving instruction in special classrooms. But some school board members had questioned the effectiveness of the conduct policy — whether it unfairly targets African-American boys, and if the standards for good conduct have been fairly assessed. Vargas also proposed a five-year plan to eliminate the structural problems with the district’s finances. Budget battles create winners and losers, he said, and cause instability in school communities. And Vargas proposed eliminating summer learning loss for K-3 students by greatly increasing summer reading program opportunities.
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All city school board members attended Monday’s meeting except Willa Powell. Most board members complimented Vargas for introducing the proposals, which include ideas they said they’ve been discussing for several years. Board vice president Van White seemed especially enthusiastic about the college management proposal. But there are many questions about how the proposal would work. Vargas said that some districts around the country, including New York City and Buffalo, have turned to colleges for management. And he said that Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association, supports the idea, at least conceptually. The colleges would have to honor RTA contracts, but a mechanism in the current contract allows for changes to be negotiated by the colleges. The plan would require state approval, and it’s unclear what roles the board and Vargas would play in the new arrangement. But some of board members’ biggest concerns involved the proposal for a community-wide discussion about student behavior. Vargas proposed creating a task force to engage the community with the goal of coming up with a shared vision for expectations of students and proper school conduct. Vargas said that the recent gathering of students at the Liberty Pole downtown that included a gun being fired is a clear indication that improvement in student behavior is needed. But it was less clear whether board members agreed. Throughout the presentation, Vargas said that the proposals would require a re-examination of the district’s budget priorities and a shifting of funds. On another note, Vargas said that declining enrollment in the district would require staffing adjustments in central office administration, but he did not elaborate. Vargas said several times that the need to improve student achievement is urgent, and that the district is facing its last chance to turn around.
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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.)
Rally for school budgets
EducAction, an education advocacy group, will hold a rally from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, to bring attention to what the group says is the underfunding of school districts in Western New York. The group’s members are from school districts throughout the Rochester-Finger Lakes region, and the general public is welcome to the rally to hear Rick Timbs, an education financial
analyst, compare current budgets to past budgets. The group plans to contact lawmakers in Albany with its budget priorities. The event will be held at Canandaigua Academy auditorium, 435 East Street, Canandaigua.
Panel discussion on bullying
The Seymour Library and the Brockport Central School District will hold a panel discussion, “Dignity for All Students,” to create awareness among parents, teachers, and students about bullying from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 23. The panel will discuss the school code on bullying and the emotional harm
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caused by bullying. The event will be held at 161 East Avenue, Brockport.
Regional design awards
The Rochester Regional Community Design Center will hold its Reshaping Rochester awards luncheon on Thursday, December 5. The event recognizes outstanding designs in the area. This year’s keynote speaker is Larry Glazer, CEO of Buckingham Properties. The event will be held at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and won’t be sold at the door. Tickets: www.rrcdc.org.
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The Cuban Harvest Paella (left), a rum flight sampler (center), and plantain chips with salsa (right) from Havana Cabana. PHOTOS BY THOMAS J. DOOLEY
Island time [ CHOW HOUND ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO
That stately two-story brick building at 289 Alexander Street, the one that most famously housed Lloyd’s and most recently Benedettos, has had new life breathed into it by Havana Cabana, which bills itself as a Cuban café and rum bar. The latter is certainly accurate; the gorgeous bar boasts more than 40 different varieties of rum, which find their way into cocktails both modern and traditional, as well as flights for the connoisseur or merely the curious. The “Cuban” descriptor is also somewhat true, with flavors and inspiration coming from the whole of the Caribbean. But one look at Havana Cabana’s inventive menu suggests that “café” might be a little modest... “Resort casual” is how assistant general manager Micah Vitale describes Havana Cabana, its warm woods and earthy reds offset by splashes of tropical blue. And chef/ co-owner Trey Yager’s food keeps that island vibe going, with seafood lovers in particular finding much here to enjoy. Conch is on the menu, along with blue crab, shrimp, lobster, grouper, tilapia, mahi mahi, and a Cuban Harvest Paella ($25.95) starring bay scallops, shrimp, calamari, and clams, along with chorizo and chicken in an herbed sea broth. Vegetarians and carnivores are both covered; the Island Toasts — essentially a pizza made with an authentic Cuban dough — are available in versions both meatless and meatful, while entrées include jerk pork loin in a blackberry-rum barbecue sauce ($18.95), along with Chef Yager’s tricked-out version of the Cuban classic vaca frita ($23.95). There
are also soups and salads for those looking to keep things light (and save room for rum). Havana Cabana is located at 289 Alexander Street. It is open Wed-Thu 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices range from $3.95-$34.95. For more information, call 232-1333, or visit havanacabanaroc.com.
“Coffee should be as black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love,” according to Turkish proverb, and anyone tempted by those requirements may want to stop by the Turkish Cultural Center of Rochester, 2692 Dewey Ave., at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, for Turkish Coffee Night, an evening of art, music, and food. The event is free; visit tccrochester.com for details. Congratulations to Rochester’s first grainto-glass craft distillery, Black Button Distilling, which recently hit a $20,000 Kickstarter goal that will enable head distiller Jason Barrett and Co. to put up multiple barrels of bourbon for aging. But the fundraising continues, with stretch goals to produce more complex spirits. You want in? The campaign ends at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 21; visit blackbuttondistilling.com to learn more. Saturday, November 23, the Philippine Dance Company of Rochester will collect money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan through a spaghetti-dinner fundraiser at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for ages 5-8, and free to the under-5 set. Donations of clothing, medicine, and groceries will also
be gratefully accepted; call 489-3645 or 4146312 for information and tickets. The 21st Amendment ending Prohibition passed 80 years ago, and The Revelry (1290 University Ave.) plans to mark the occasion with a Repeal Day celebration on Wednesday, December 4, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Period dress is required for the bash, which will feature vintage cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and burlesque. Allinclusive tickets are $100; call 340-6454 for details, or visit therevelryroc.com. Dinner at Julia Restaurant Nights provide students in the Culinary Arts Program at Canandaigua’s Finger Lakes Community College with real-world foodservice experience. They also offer diners the opportunity to indulge in a Julia Childinspired meal by tomorrow’s chefs at the bargain price of $35, including tax and tip, for five courses. (A selection of wines is available for purchase, or bring your own for a $10 corkage fee.) Past menus have focused on the flavors of Provence and Normandy as well as our own Mid-Atlantic Coast. The final dinners of the season will be held on two upcoming Fridays, November 22 and December 13; visit flcc.edu for a menu preview, or call 785-1444 for reservations. Hey, do you know the difference between a French star and a closed star? There’s still a little time to register for the Just 4U Cake Decorating Competition and Holiday Expo, going down 11 a.m-5 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, at the Theatre on the Ridge, 500 W. Ridge Road, in front of judges like acclaimed pastry chef Gale Gand and “Cupcake Wars” winner Heather Saffer
of local Dollop fame. Get more details, along with registration info and tickets, at abh4uproductions.wix.com/events. They’re gonna party like it’s 1929 at Scotland Yard Pub (187 St. Paul St.), which will transform itself into an illicit nightspot for its annual Prohibition Party on Saturday, December 7, at 8 p.m. And as with any proper speakeasy, you’ll need the secret password, so email nancy@ scotlandyardpub.com to get it, and visit scotlandyardpub.com to learn more.
260 North Winton Road, formerly the retail arm of The Ravioli Shop, is now home to Pasta Chef To Go, a take-out place specializing in Italian soups, panini, and pasta dishes. Gluten-free pasta is available, along with limited delivery; check out the menu at pastacheftogo.com, or call 244-2433. Heads up, downtown! You’ve got two new eateries. On the west side of the river is Sapori Café & Catering (325-3507, saporirochester.com), now open in the historic Powers Building, 16 W. Main St., and serving breakfast items along with soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and fresh baked goods. And recently debuted on the west side of the river is Aunt Rosie’s, 350 E. Main St., where you can score antipasto selections, brick-oven pizza, pasta, hot and cold sandwiches, and desserts. Call 713-1470 for more info, or visit Aunt Rosie’s Facebook page. Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com
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Saturday, December 14. Main Street Armory, 900 East Main St. $7-$10. 8 p.m. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com [ POP/ROCK ] Lotus Wednesday, January 29. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $TBA. 7 p.m. 352-5600. waterstreetmusic.com
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Journey, Steve Miller Band, and Tower of Power Tuesday,
June 24. Darien Lake PAC, 9993 Allegheny Rd., Darien Center. $36-$110. 6:45 p.m. 599-4641. darienlake.com
Laura Dubin Trio
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 HOCHSTEIN SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DANCE, 50 PLYMOUTH AVE. 8 P.M. | FREE | LAURADUBIN.COM [ JAZZ ] Two of the original compositions on the debut CD by pianist Laura Dubin, “Silver Lining” and “Ode To O.P.,” are not only hard-swinging gems, buy they also reveal a great deal about Dubin’s influences. The first is a tribute to Horace Silver, the second to Oscar Peterson, and you can hear elements of both in Dubin’s playing. A native Rochesterian, Dubin played at the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 2011. Now based in Mexico City, she’ll bring her trio — with Sam Weber on bass and Antonio Guerrero on drums — back to her hometown for a CD release concert. — BY RON NETSKY
Cordancia Chamber Orchestra FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 25 CHURCH ST. 7:30 P.M. | $10 SUGGESTED DONATION | CORDANCIA.ORG [ CLASSICAL ] Cordancia brings together musicians from
the RPO, ESM, Hochstein, and the Penfield Symphony Orchestra to perform eclectic, vibrant music of the classical genre. When conductor David Harman lifts his baton on Friday the sound that will usher forth is “The Protecting Veil” by John Tavener for cello and strings. The concert will also feature Copeland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Jennifer Higdon’s Quintet for woodwinds, and includes Steve Doane as the guest cellist. — BY PALOMA CAPANNA
Meet the Artist Concert Series! ELDAR
Tues. Feb 11th • 7pm Tickets: $25 Athena Performing Arts Center
Wed. March 26th • 7:30pm
Bar & Lounge
special shows!!! NOV 20-21:
BAT McGRATH NOV 23: LIVE REGGAE WITH
Tickets: $20 Greece Olympia High School Auditorium
NOV 26: IRISH PUNK..THE MAHONES NOV 27: (THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING)
Tickets can be purchased online at www.jazz901.org and by calling 585-966-2660
NOV 30: KEVIN KINSELLA ACOUSTIC www.abilenebarandlounge.com
10 CITY NOVEMBER 20-26, 2013
HARMONICA LEWINSKI 153 LIBERTY POLE WAY•232-3230
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Dan Frank and the True Believers played Monty’s Krown on Saturday, November 16.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 CHRIST CHURCH, 141 EAST AVE. 8 P.M. | FREE | ESM.ROCHESTER.EDU, 274-1100
PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE
Cha cha cha
[ CLASSICAL ] “Like a black swan as death came
on/Poured forth her song in perfect calm.” With this excerpt from the opening lines of Benjamin Britten’s “Hymn to Saint Cecilia,” the Eastman Chorale will perform at Christ Church, under the baton of William Weinert. The concert will also include “Cantico del sole,” by fellow Englishman William Walton, based on a text by St. Francis of Assisi, and “Wm’s Ghosts” by Douglas Lowry, based on texts and the life of William Shakespeare. — BY PALOMA CAPANNA
DJ Bittle ft. Shawn Drogan THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 DUBLAND UNDERGROUND, 315 ALEXANDER ST. 10 P.M. | $5-$15 [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] DJ Bittle has been a familiar
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Bat McGrath. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8 p.m. $25. Dady Brothers. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free. Dan Eaton. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Jumbo Shrimp. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Free. Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free.
face in Rochester’s EDM scene for a few years: his bone-shaking sonic blend of all things basscentric makes him a crowd favorite. Shawn Drogan, drummer of local live electronic duo The Manhattan Project, is a veteran of laying down thick hypnotic-dance grooves. It’s not hard to imagine the chemistry between these two when they debut their collaborative project at Dubland Underground. Destination: the next level. Skanntron will open the night with a DJ set. — BY JIM KEMPKES
[ REVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
I tried — I really tried — to flush the Supersuckers fan out of my system before I went to see Supersuckers front man Eddie Spaghetti do his thing solo at Abilene Thursday night. The place was lined with fans of the man’s work over and above this rural detour. As I arrived with the dual Australian lass attack in tow, it was clear that Spaghetti’s show was all about the smart-ass swagger of a Supersuckers show with the brilliant veneer of a classic hardcore troubadour in a beer joint. I had just picked up Spaghetti’s solo salvo “Value of Nothing” (the album has the best cover since The Scorpions’ “Love Drive”) and a host of countrified tunes. Spaghetti has an obvious affinity for music in that vein, as indicated by The Supersuckers’ 1997 disc, “Must’ve Been High.” Armed with a Hummingbird and an extensive rock ’n’ roll catalogue under his black Stetson, Spaghetti was glib, charming, self-effacing, and hysterical, ending every song with a resounding “cha cha cha,” followed by the throwing of
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devil horns that is more synonymous with The Supersuckers than Ronnie James Dio at this point. It was a great show and helped me to decipher his album. Except now, in my head, every song ends with “cha cha cha.” Basking under the glow of “The Sopranos” pinball machine, I got to catch most of a ripping set from Dan Frank and the True Believers at Monty’s Krown on Saturday night. Following a set of tenaciously tangy twang and bang from Krypton 88, The True Believers mounted the little stage with a buzz-guitar-filled set of garage rock a la The Count Bishops, The Sonics, and a heavy dose of that brown-eyed handsome man from St. Louis, Chuck Berry. This band has a lot of Rochester garage history in its blood (namely The Projectiles, who I used to dig live when I was a young bronkin’ buck with a pink carnation and a pickup truck). The music still speaks my language, and it still speaks to me. Cha cha cha.
Eastman Computer Music Center. Eastman East Wing
Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. Call for info Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. Call for info.
Live from Hochstein: A Celebration of the American Voice. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. hochstein.org. 12:10 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
DJ Reign and Ladies Night.
Captain’s Attic, 37 Charlotte St. 546-8885. Call for info. DJ Adam. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. Call for info. DJ Cedric. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. Third Wednesday of every month. Call for info.
Ladies Nite: High Heels and Mini Skirts New Wave Wednesdays. Club Clarissas,
293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. 10 p.m. 21+. Call for info. Teen Set 45 Party. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Free. continues on page 13
EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS BREAK OF REALITY FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014 at 8 PM Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Eastman Theatre Box Office, 433 E. Main Street, Rochester (585) 454-2100
EASTMAN PHILHARMONIA NEIL VARON, CONDUCTOR
WXXI and The Eastman School of Music present:
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014 at 8 PM Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Tickets available Nov. 22nd at Eastman Theatre Box Office
FROM THE TOP
AND SPECIAL GUEST SIR JAMES GALWAY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 at 7 PM Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 11
Music fluctuation, that feel you may not get from a loop or a drum machine. I may be playing over a loop or with a loop, but depending on the night, it’ll be a little different. I may be pushing it here, a little more energy there, an accent… I think that’s fun for people. Is it difficult to sync up the human imperfection with the electronic perfection?
It really depends on the song. Every song is a little bit different. We’re not using any computers on stage in our live performance, so a lot relies on practice and rehearsal to get it right. What happens if you have an electronic glitch?
We were more nervous earlier on and had some experiences like that. You learn to roll with it. Sometimes it ends up better and leads to a new place you never expected. It keeps us on our toes for sure. It has to be done right.
Rochester-based electronic group Manhattan Project recently returned home from a tour of the East Coast. PHOTO PROVIDED
Kings of the new frontier The Manhattan Project THEMANHATTANPROJECTLIVE.COM [ INTERVIEW ] BY FRANK DE BLASE
Rochester-based electronic sensation The Manhattan Project is more of an experience than a band, a re-defining of gravity. The duo — Shawn Drogan (drums and electronics) and Charlie Lindner (keyboards and synth) — creates a swirling, pulsating electronic universe without losing sight of the humans that dig it, or the humans behind it. The Manhattan Project has produced an impressive body of work over its five-year history: three studio outings — “Atomic Bomb Party Vol. 1,” “Atomic Bomb Party Vol. 2,” “Atomic Bomb Party Vol. 3,” and one live recording, “Live Vol. 1.” Each release is vastly exploratory and hypnotic as its grooves flow in and out of its own vortex. Live, the huge crowds The Manhattan Project draws only fuel the frenzy further, like a sort of non-stop electronic cabaret. Both Drogan and Lindner bring the beat to their fans, fans that are growing in 12 CITY NOVEMBER 20-26, 2013
numbers across the United States. They are road dogs, having just recently returned from a four-week turn-and-burn tour that took them down the East Coast and as far west as Colorado. Drogan dropped in after a month of hopping in the van to discuss the human vs. electronic paradigm, the importance of acknowledging your rock roots and identity, and the thrill of new frontiers. An edited transcript of the discussion follows. CITY: The Manhattan Project: how, why, and when? Shawn Drogan: The Manhattan Project
started roughly five years ago. Charlie and I were just looking for something new to do musically. We just put out our third disc and a live compilation. We’re looking forward to doing a full-length next. Musically, where did you come from? What’s in there?
A little bit of everything: jam bands, blues [Drogan spent time drumming with Liqwid, Space Agency, Macro Meltdown, The Move, Chris Beard]. Really when it all began, we were doing these coffeehouse
gigs as a jazz duo, improvising, but we wanted to go into more structured songwriting, which is something we were strong at early on. So this provided a new challenge, I guess. We just wanted to do something new. I think after 15 to 20 years of playing a certain style of music I guess we wanted to venture into something new and challenging. Challenging because it was vastly different?
Challenging because it was new. New sounds we had never explored before, new techniques, trying to write a good four and a half minute song, instead of relying on a jam, instead of the opposite, something a little more meaningful to us. It’s been a huge challenge. We’ve both become better songwriters in the process. It has been fun for us individually as musicians and as a collaborative team. Is it difficult being a human in the machine?
I think it allows a breath in there, that humanistic quality. We’re not perfect. I’m not a perfect drummer. There is that
What new frontiers do you tackle with each new recording?
The first one was a self-produced effort. It was something to launch the project and get it out there. The second one we worked with Sam Polizzi at GFI. We wanted something sonically much greater than our first one — bigger, higher quality. With this new one, because of our schedule with touring, we only had a small window of time to go in and record. And we went in with songs that maybe were just ideas or half done, or just grooves and beats. It was a new process for us to use the studio to complete these pieces. The only thing we really wanted with this one was to be different from the last, take it into new areas and explore. The tempos on this one are slower, half time. Despite the Manhattan Project sound, you guys still come off as rockers in a digital realm.
No matter how hard we try we can’t get away from the years and years of influence and inspiration we’ve gotten from all sorts of styles of music. And you can never force anything. We’re pretty free to do whatever we want. We allow the instrumentation to kind of shape our sound. A song can be anything as long as it connects with somebody or moves them in a certain way. It doesn’t matter what style of genre it ultimately falls into.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Why Not Wednesday. Eclipse Bar
& Grill, 374 Thurston Rd. 502922-6567. 10 p.m. Call for info. Y Not Wednesday w/DJ ET. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. venurochester.com. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Jim Nugent Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. The White Hots w/Tina Albright. Angus House & Lounge, 2126 Five Mile Line Rd. Penfield. 2182005. angushouseandlounge. com. 7 p.m. Free. [ HIP-HOP/RAP ]
Word of Mouth Wednesday’s w/DJ Private Eye. Dubland
Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. dublandunderground. wordpress.com. 10 p.m. 21+. $5. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
Zach Deputy. Water Street Music
Hall, 204 N. Water St. 325-5600. waterstreetmusic.com. 9 p.m. $12-$15. [ POP/ROCK ]
Laura Stevenson & The Cans w/ Little Big League. Bug Jar, 219
Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $10-$12.
Once Upon A Dream Starring The Rascals. Auditorium Theatre,
885 E. Main St. 222-5000. rbtl. org. 7:30 p.m. $42.50-$78.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Bat McGrath. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 7 p.m. $25. Beginner Bluegrass Jam. Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, 112 East Ave. 7 p.m. Call for info.
The Blues Project ft. Gordon Munding and friends. The
Beale, 693 South Ave. 2714650. thebealegrille.com. Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. Free. CCE Open Jam Session. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub. com. 7 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free.
Salsa Night presented by Essence of Rhythm. Lovin’ Cup,
300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 8 p.m. $5-$10. [ BLUES ]
John Payton Project. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 9 p.m. Free.
Son House Night ft. Kathy Vandemortal, Steve Bland, Raedwald Howland Bolton. The
Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]
Eastman at Washinton Square Lunchtime Concerts. firts
univeralist church, 150 s. clinton ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free.
RPO: Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony. Kodak Hall at
Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Thursday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 8 p.m. $15-$92. [ COUNTRY ]
Jaded Heart. The Titus Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 270-5365. titustavern.com. 6 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Party Monster Thursdays. ONE
Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. oneclublife.com. 10 p.m. 18+. Call for info. DJ Matt. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. Call for info. Karaoke at Panorama. Panorama Night Club & Sports Bar, 730 Elmgrove Rd. 2472190. 9 p.m. Free. Thirsty Thursday’s. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. tcrileysparkpoint.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. Thursday Night Shakedown. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. Free.
Tiki Thursdays: Shotgun Music DJ. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main
St. Victor. 924-3660. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tilt-a-Whirl Drag Show.. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook. com/Tiltnightclub. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $3.
Triple Tap (DJ Rich Kishita, DJ Potent Sync). Love Nightclub,
45 Euclid St. 222-5683. 10 p.m. 18+. $2-$15. [ JAZZ ]
Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays ft. The Charles Mitchell Group.
Espada Brazilian Steak, 274 N. Goodman St. Village Gate. 473-0050. espadasteak.com. 6 p.m. Free. Dave Rivello Ensemble. Village Rock Cafe, 213 Main St. East Rochester. 586-1640. 9 p.m. Free. The D’Jangoners. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Genny and Jazz ft. Dave Chisholm Quartet. Richmond’s
Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern. com. 11 p.m. Call for info. Jazz Lab Band. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. esm.rochester.edu. 8 p.m. Free.
Jazz Thursdays ft. The David Detweiler Trio. The Food Bar at Wegmans, 3195 Monroe Ave. 248-8685. 5 p.m. Free.
VIETNAMESE CUISINE POP/ROCK | ADVANCE BASE
Chicago-based act Advance Base, the stage name of musician Owen Ashworth, lists his genre simply as sad. On the album “A Shut In’s Prayer,” Ashworth presents a folk-inspired gift for the narrative form and gentle speechbased vocals, calling to mind artists such as Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan. Ashworth embraces vintage pop instrumentation, employing instruments such as a Rhodes electric piano, a drum machine, and an autoharp, creating a nostalgic, wistful musical atmosphere. Ashworth, formerly of the band Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, continues his exploration of “all things lost” under this new moniker, taking his listeners to a sad, but comforting, place. Advance Base performs with Precious Kindred and Sparx & Yarms on Tuesday, November 26, 9 p.m. at The Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave., $7-$9, bugjar.com. — BY LEAH CREARY John & Eric. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 8 p.m. Free. John Palocy Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Mike Kaupa. Monroe’s Restaurant, 3001 Monroe Avenue. 348-9104. 6 p.m. Call for info. The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. Ryan from El Rojo Jazz. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6 p.m. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Roncone’s, 232
Lyell Ave. 458-3090. ItalianRestaurantRochester.com. 6 p.m. Free.
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Mitty & The Followers. Sticky
Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 8 p.m. $5.
Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. thefirehousesaloon. com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Grrr! ft. Rob Whiteman. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 582-1830. thelowermill.com. 7 p.m. Call for info.
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Pony Hand w/Blue Lazerz, Electric Organic. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6-$8.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Ben Sheridan. Salvatore’s Pizzeria At The Garage Door, 149 East Ridge Rd. (585)342-7580. 9 p.m. Free. Jim Lane. 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. Brockport. 637-2383. 58main.com. 8 p.m. Free. Jumbo Shrimp w/Marty Roberts. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 5 p.m. Free. Peg and The Fiddler. Barry’s Old School Irish, 2 W. Main St. Webster. 545-4258. barrysoldschoolirish.com. 7 p.m. Free. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free. continues on page 14
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El Destructo. Skylark Lounge,
40 South Union St. 270-8106. theskylarklounge.com. 9 p.m. $3.
on Monday November 25th from 5:30–8:30pm
Carlson Metro Center YMCA
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Trevor Gordon Hall. Asbury First
Gap Mangione New Blues Band. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa,
United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave. 271-1050. 8 p.m. $15.
199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.
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The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Dan Schmitt. The Beale,
693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Dirty Bourbon Blues Band. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 325-7090. dinosaurbarbque. com. 10 p.m. Free. The Electrokings. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 2161070. thebealegrille.com. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ] Cordancia. First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, 25 Church St. Pittsford. 586-5688. pittsfordpres. org. 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. [ COUNTRY ]
The Ghost Riders. Sticky Lips
BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 9:30 p.m. $5. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
On the House Fridays. ONE
Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. oneclublife.com. 21+. Call for info. Birthday Celebration: Negrito. Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. Call for info. Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. DJ Bac Spin. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. venurochester. com. 8 p.m. Call for info. DJ Blake. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 140alex.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Energon. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8.
Fresh Meat Fridays w/Samantha Vega, DJ Mighty Mic. Tilt
Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook. com/Tiltnightclub. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. Lube After Dark. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 6979464. quakersteakandlube.com/ Rochester_NY. 9:30 p.m. Free.
Make Em Sweat Fridays: Make Em Dance Edition ft. DJ 6:30, Nick Kage. Club Network, 420
Central Ave. 232-1390. 10 p.m. Guys free until 10:30 p.m., girls free until 11:30 p.m. 21+.
Photo Shoot Fridaze ft. Ghetto Blasta. T Jay’s Lounge, 622 Lake Ave. 21+. Ladies free until 11 p.m. Call for info. $10. Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa Ultra Lounge, 235 W. Ridge Rd. 254-1050. lacopaultralounge. com. 10 p.m. Free.
Facelife Fridays ft. Aggy Dune, Ambrosia Salad, Darienne Lake, and Kasha Davis. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 2561000. 140alex.com. 11 p.m. & midnight. Call for info.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Hedges Restaurant,
CELTIC PUNK | THE MAHONES
ALT-COUNTRY | MAD COW TIPPERS
Dublin-born, Canada-based Finny McConnell is considered by many as one of the main instigators in getting this whole Irish Punk drinking party started, years before bands like Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys kicked the scene wide open. The Mahones is a tight outfit with more of a lean on the Irish music tradition and less on the locomotive and volume that others in the genre use. But, it still manages to kick out the whiskey-fueled jams with speed and a contagious exuberance.
With a most excellent accelerated 2/4 stomp and giggle this miscreant trio from Ithaca — with Rochester’s Reverend Sam on bass — play songs steeped in irony. Though hilarious, titles like “I’m The Bulge in Satan’s Pants” don’t distract from the music’s redneck thrash, twang, and thrills. Mad Cow Tippers borrows from the likes of The Cramps and The Reverend Horton Heat to add to the honkin,’ psychobilly splendor.
The Mahones perform Tuesday, November 26, 9 p.m., at Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way, $15-$20, abilenebarandlounge.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Mad Cow Tippers perform Friday, November 22, 9:30 p.m., Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way, $5$8, abilenebarandlounge.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
Trancesend and Victor Gig. Love
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 2225683. 10 p.m. 21+, 18+ after 2 a.m. $6-$20. [ JAZZ ]
Bobby DiBaudo Trio. Bistro 135,
135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free.
Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. charleybrownspenfield.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Marco Amadio. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 2326090. panevinoristorante.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Matthew Sieber Ford Trio. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177. com. 4:30 p.m. Free.
The Joe Santora Trio w/Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff.
Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd. (585) 383-8260. michaelsvalleygrill.com. Free. The Russell Fielder Trio. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Shades of Blue. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Free. Soul Express. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135
Lake Rd. Pultneyville. (315) 589-4512. PultneyvilleGrill.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
8 Days A Week w/Mike Pepper. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W
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Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub. com. 6 p.m. Free. Alyssa Trahan. Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 377-0410. towpathcafe. com. Call for info. The Closer. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. $7-$9. Jeff Cosco. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 6 p.m. Call for info. Into the Now. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille.com. Call for info. Lou Reed Tribute Show. Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union St. 2708106. theskylarklounge.com. 8 p.m. Call for info. Mad Cow Tippers. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 9:30 p.m. $5-$8. The Night Stalkers. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. Roc City Band. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. nolasweb.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. The Scoundrels. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 9 p.m. Call for info.
Skycoasters Turkey Bash w/ Something Else. Rochester
Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St. 7:30 p.m. 21+. $11. Wild Bill Pileggi. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. Hamlin. 964-2010. hamlinstation. net. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. Women of Faith. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 758-5300. bluecrossarena.com. Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. womenoffaith.com. $99-$109.
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
3rd Annual Harvest Fest ft. Acoustic G. Towpath Café, 6
N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 377-0410. towpathcafe. com. Call for info. Jim Lane. Summerville Grill, 5370 St Paul Blvd. 266-4800. 9:30 p.m. Free. John Akers. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. panevinoristorante. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Marty Roberts. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. Webster. 671-0816. flahertys.com. Call for info. Mike Pullano. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 7 p.m. Free. Nancy Perry. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Tony Padilla. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090. tapas177.com. 11 p.m. Free. Turner Brown. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. East Rochester. 348-9091. mcgrawsirishpub.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ] Blue Birds. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille. com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Industrial Blues Band. The Beale, 1930 Empire Blvd. Webster. 2161070. thebealegrille.com. Call for info. Out of the Blue. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 585-292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 10 p.m. Free.
[ CLASSICAL ]
RPO: Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony. Kodak Hall at
Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. Thursday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 8 p.m. $15-$92. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Blue Label Saturdays ft. DJ Andy Fade and DJ Bobby Base.
Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. Call for info. DJ Big Reg. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. venurochester. com. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Blake. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 2561000. 140alex.com. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Night Club, 169 N. Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8.
Jameson Alexander, Rob Morley. Love Nightclub, 45 Euclid St. 222-5683. 10 p.m. 21+, 18+ after 2 a.m. $6-$20. La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. facebook.com/ Tiltnightclub. 10 p.m. Call for info. Poke Dem Saturdays ft. Team Lion Paw, The Money Green Theme, Nick Kage, and Wavey.
Trinities Restaurant, 36 W. Main St. 319-4047. 10 p.m. $5-$10. Saturday Night Ladies Night. BLU Bar & Grill, 250 Pixley Rd. 247-0079. blurochester.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Andy Calabrese Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free.
Fred Costello & Roger Ekers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s,
1290 Lake Rd. Webster. 2653850. HedgesNineMilePoint. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. The White Hots. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Lake Rd. Pultneyville. 315589-4512. pultneyvillegrill.com. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. [ R&B ]
Mitty & The Followers. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 3257090. dinosaurbarbque.com. 10 p.m. Free. [ REGGAE/JAM ]
Mosaic Foundation CD-Release Party w/Big Mean Sound Machine. Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. 232-7550. dublandunderground.wordpress. com. 10 p.m. $5. Noble Vibes. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge. com. 9:30 p.m. $5-$10. [ POP/ROCK ]
18th Annual Guitar Expo. House
of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 5443500. houseofguitars.com. 2 p.m. Free. 20. Richmond’s Tavern, 21 Richmond Street. 270-8570. richmondstavern.com. 9 p.m. $3. 80s Hair Band. Nola’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. nolasweb.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. Goodness. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. 9 p.m. Call for info. The Justin Crossett Band. California Brew Haus, 402 W. Ridge Rd. 621-1480. 10 p.m. $5-$7. Mr. Mustard. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. johnnysirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free. Mud Creek. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. Honeoye Falls. 497-7010. flahertys.com. Call for info. Peter Donato. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Call for info.
RED HANDS w/Scholar, California Cousins, and Setbacks. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. $5-$7.
Swamp Moose. Hamlin Station
Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. Hamlin. 964-2010. hamlinstation. net. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. Women of Faith. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 758-5300. bluecrossarena.com. Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. womenoffaith.com. $99-$109.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ]
Celtic Music Sundays. Temple
Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. templebarandgrille. com. 7 p.m. Free. Fandango at the Tango. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ BLUES ]
The Crawdiddies Thanksgiving Concert. Tango Cafe, 389
Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. [ CLASSICAL ] Compline. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. christchurchrochester.org. 9 p.m. Free, donations accepted.
Live Music: Clarinet Collection: Gail Seigel. George Eastman
House, 900 East Ave. 3 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ] Boasy Sundaze. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info. Drink and Drag Sundays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. oneclublife.com. 8 p.m. 18+. Call for info.
Ship Wrecked Sunday’s ft. DJ Trancesend. Captain’s Attic,
37 Charlotte St. 546-8885. 21+. Call for info.
Tequila Sundays ft. DJ Andy Fade. Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Bill Slater Solo Piano. Woodcliff
Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa. com. Call for info. Free. An Evening with Nancy Kelly. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. lovincup.com. 7 p.m. $10-$12. [ POP/ROCK ]
Nerds in Denial w/Kennedy Jason. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave.
8 p.m. Call for info. The Skycats. Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill, 425 Lyell Ave. Call for info. Traditional Irish Music Session. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. johnnysirishpub. com. 5 p.m. Free.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
Magic City Monday’s. Louie’s Cordial’s Lounge, 392 Lyell Ave. 254-2844. 7 p.m. $5 before 10 p.m.
Manic Monday Retro Dance ft. El Destructo, MaryKate. Bug Jar,
219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Free.
JAZZ | EASTMAN JAZZ LAB BAND
When The Eastman Jazz Lab Band takes the stage at Kilbourn Hall Thursday night, the group will pay homage to two recently departed jazz greats: pianist Marian McPartland and saxophonist/flautist Frank Wess. The band’s director, drummer Rich Thompson, played in a trio setting with McPartland many times and worked with Wess in the Count Basie Band. At the concert, the band will perform a tune to honor each of them: McPartland’s composition “Ambiance” and Ernie Willkins’ “Basie,” which often featured Wess. The Eastman Jazz Lab Band performs Thursday, November 21, 8 p.m. at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St., free, esm.rochester.edu. — BY RON NETSKY [ JAZZ ]
The Cool Club . Little Theatre
Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Mark Bader. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135.net. 6 p.m. Free.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 [ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Amy Montrois Trio. The Titus Tavern, 692 Titus Ave. 270-5365. titustavern.com. 7 p.m. Free. Fritz’s Polka Band. Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack, 5857 Rt. 96. Farmington. 924-3232. fingerlakesracetrack.com. 10 a.m. Call for info. Jon Lewis. Towpath Café, 6 N. Main St. Box Factory Bldg. Fairport. 377-0410. towpathcafe.com. Every other Tuesday, 5 p.m. Free. [ BLUES ]
Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. Teagan Ward. The Beale, 693 South Ave. 271-4650. thebealegrille.com. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ CLASSICAL ]
Ben Waara. Lemoncello,
137 West Commercial St. East Rochester. 385-8565. lemoncello137.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ DJ/ELECTRONIC ]
2 Reason Tuesdays w/DJ Zio.
Nathaniel’s Pub, 251 Exchange Boulevard. 232-8470. Call for info. Free.
DJ Ghetto Blaster. Club Clarissas, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. Call for info. DJ Kathy. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. Henrietta. 3343030. nashvillesny.com. Call for info.
Tuesday Americano w/Bobby Base. Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. 454-4830. flatironcafe.net. Call for info. [ JAZZ ]
Kyle Vock Duo. Bistro 135,
135 W. Commercial St. East Rochester. 662-5555. bistro135. net. 6 p.m. Free. Roses & Revolutions. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. woodcliffhotelspa. com. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ POP/ROCK ]
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Jimmy Boorum as Marius and Myriah Marsh as Cosette in Pittsford Musicals’ production of “Les Misérables.” PHOTO BY JOEY CAMPAGNA, BLUE SWAN MEDIA
Cheer up, weepy Jean “Les Misérables” BY PITTSFORD MUSICALS THROUGH NOVEMBER 24 PITTSFORD SUTHERLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 55 SUTHERLAND ST., PITTSFORD $17-$24 | 586-1500, PITTSFORDMUSICALS.ORG [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
After sitting through a disappointing 2012 film adaptation and the lackluster 25th anniversary touring production that made a stop at the Auditorium Center back in May, I admit that, despite my fondness for the show, I wasn’t quite sure I was ready to subject myself to yet another staging of “Les Misérables.” Thankfully, I decided to disregard my hesitancy, as Pittsford Musicals’ exceptional new production of the wildly popular musical served as a heartening reminder about why I ever liked the show in the first place. Credit goes to an exceptionally talented cast and resourceful staging that places an emphasis on the heightened emotions 16 CITY NOVEMBER 20-26, 2013
behind the tale of love, hardship, and rebellion rather than the overblown spectacle you might be used to seeing. If you’re bothering to read this review, it’s probably safe to assume that you know the plot to “Les Misérables” like the back of your hand. But what the hell? Let’s recap it anyway. Based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name, the musical follows the plight of prisoner Jean Valjean, jailed for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s starving child. After 19 years in prison, he is released on parole, only to break it when his criminal past makes it impossible to find work. Despite constant pursuit from Javert, a policeman with an uncomfortably onetrack mind, Valjean eventually claws his way up from nothing, managing to become mayor and a wealthy factory owner. When he inadvertently gets one of his workers fired, he makes a promise to the dying woman that he will raise her young daughter, Cosette, as his own. We then flash forward nine years as Cosette, now a young woman, falls in love with an idealistic young revolutionary named Marius. As their love story plays
out against the backdrop of the Paris Uprising, eventually there’s a happy ending for the lucky few who manage to survive the tale. Epic in just about every sense, “Les Misérables” is an ambitious undertaking for any community-theater group, even one with as sterling a reputation as Pittsford Musicals. Faced with the task of coming up with ways to engage new audiences in all the story’s melodrama, the response from most directors seems to be doubling down on spectacle. Tom Hooper’s lavish film adaptation expanded the world with a misguided focus on the grimy realism of 19th century France, while the overproduced anniversary tour added background projections and even more elaborate sets. Lacking the budget of either of those productions, Pittsford Musicals Artistic Director Mike Pincelli was more or less required to simplify the more technical aspects of the show. Scaling back the production, and dialing down the bombast, has done wonders for the show, and the result is invigorating to watch. While retaining the story’s scope,
the smaller scale makes for an experience that feels more intimate, making it easier to get invested in the story and uncover the real emotions underneath. Particularly impressive is the utilization of simplified, but remarkably effective, sets designed by David Fisher to accommodate the relatively small stage of Pittsford Sutherland High School. It’s a testament to the deep pool of
local performing talent that the entire cast, from leads down to each member of the ensemble, is so strong. Joey Campagna makes for a powerful Jean Valjean, conveying the pain at the heart of the character without resorting to the histrionics that can sometimes sneak into certain portrayals of the character. He even manages to overcome the truly unfortunate wig with which he’s saddled. (This might come across as an unreasonable criticism, but it’s the one aspect of the show that frustratingly betrays the production’s communitytheater roots.) Chris Streeter is also quite good as the self-righteous inspector Javert. His strong voice is used to great effect during “Stars,” Javert’s big moment to shine, and he nails the character’s significant rage that lies hidden under the stoic exterior. JCC CenterStage veteran Laura Jean Diekmann makes a lasting impression as the shortlived Fantine, and Emily Putnam gives an incredibly moving performance as the tragically lovesick Éponine. Mark Smillie and Dresden Engle prove to be an excellent team, turning in suitably hammy, scene-stealing performances as Master and Madame Thénardier. The love story between Marius and Cosette is always the least engaging part of any production of “Les Mis,” so a special mention must be given to Jimmy Boorum, who besides having a stellar voice, is able to take the traditionally dull character of Marius and actually invest him with a bit of life. With its production of “Les Misérables,” Pittsford Musicals proves that you don’t need a Broadway-sized budget to deliver Broadway-caliber theater. A committed, passionate, and skilled cast and crew is better than all the razzle dazzle money can buy.
[ OPENING ] Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Alumni Biennial Exhibition. Reception Nov 21, 4-6 p.m. 785-1369. flcc.edu. [ CONTINUING ] 1975 Gallery, 89 Charlotte St. “Union Junction: Work from The Yards Residency.” Through Dec 7. This show will feature works by Davya Brody, Shawnee R M Hill, Nate Hodge, and Dylan Staib. 1975ish.com. Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N. Goodman St. Student Showcase 2013. Through Nov 26. 4734000. artsrochester.org. A.R.T.S. Gallery, 321 East Ave. “Picture This” Part 2. Through Nov 30. A Collection of Mix Media Paintings in a Collage Form, by local artist: Andrew Hakes, Debbie Ingerick, Joshua Lopez, and Richmond Futch Jr. 729-9916. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor. “#imhereyourethere: New Paintings by Jim DeLucia.” Through Nov 23. 232-6030 x23. axomgallery.com. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Frank Frazier and Friends. Frank Frazier, Minerva Diaz, Rory Tequan Morgan, Janice Thacker, Shenna Vaughn. thebaobab.org.; George K. Arthur Photographic exhibit. thebaobab. org. Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave. Rochester Art Club’s Fall Art Show. Through Dec 1. 586-6020. rochesterartclub.org. Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, I College Dr. “Pulled Resources: Custom, An Alfred University Foundation Project.” Through Dec 7. Tue-Thu 12:303:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-5 p.m. 2455813. firstname.lastname@example.org. geneseo.edu/galleries. Black Radish Studio, 274 N. Goodman. Cordell Cordaro. Through Nov 30. 413-1278. blackradishstudio.com. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. Macedon. “End of Summer.”. Through Nov 30. Work by Gretchen Schulz, D. Brent Walton and Gary Combs. 474-4116. email@example.com. Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible.” Through Dec 13. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.noon. 475-3961. firstname.lastname@example.org. library.rit.edu/cary. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Visual Discourse” Photography by Community Darkroom Photographers. Through Jan 10. Mon 9 a.m.9:30 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri noon-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920. geneseearts.org. Creative Wellness Coalition Gallery, 320 N Goodman St, Suite 201. “Painting Big” Group Show. 325-3145 x144. mharochester.org. Crossroads Coffeehouse, 752 S. Goodman St. The Artwork of Bethany Williams and Allie Hartley. 244-6787. xroadscoffeehouse.com. Dichotomy Rochester, 371 Park Ave. “Dead Not Buried.” Through Nov 30. Themed works by Matte, Carolyn Ellinger, and Allie Hartley. dichotomyrochester@ continues on page 18
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Art Exhibits gmail.com. facebook.com/ dichotomyrochester. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St. Brockport. Paitnings and Mixed Media by Zanne Brunner. Through Nov 23. Reception Nov 8, 6-9 p.m. 6375494. differentpathgallery.com. The Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. “Camera Rochester Holiday Show.” Through Jan 5. Daily 10 a.m.8 p.m. 546-8400. cotton@ EpiscopalSeniorLife.org. episcopalseniorlife.org. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. “A Collection of Thoughts and Dreams” by Christine Sisak and Diane Tank. Through Dec 30. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 385-0298. friendlyhome.org. Fuego Coffee Roasters, 167 Liberty Pole Way. Images From the New Nature. Drawings, paintings, and sculpture by Robert Frank Abplanalp on display at Fuego coffee roasters. 315-244-2415. thinklikeme@ gmail.com. Gallery R, 100 College Ave. Jessica Lieberman: Becoming Visible. Through Nov 27. 2563312. email@example.com. galleryr.cias.rit.edu. Geisel Gallery, Bausch & Lomb Place, One Bausch & Lomb Place. The Tomte Series. Through Dec 12. Swedish-American acrylic paintings reflecting bold contemporary Scandinavian colors and Swedish traditions by Nils R. Caspersson. 3386617. firstname.lastname@example.org. thegeiselgallery.com. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. WinterCraft. Through Dec 21. Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m. 2441730. geneseearts.org. Genesee Community College, Lima Campus, 7285 Gale Rd. “The Finger Lakes Paintings” by Gloria Betlem. Through Dec 4. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 739-2124. email@example.com. gloriabetlem. com. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Through Dec 18: Tabletop Tree Display (throughout house). Silent auction. Through Dec 17: Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display. Also holiday wreath display and auction through Dec 1. Through Jan 12: “The History of Space Photography” and “AstroVisions.” Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2713361. eastmanhouse.org. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. Irondequoit. Third Annual Irondequoit Artists’ Exhibition. Through Dec 6. Featuring 24 artists. zannebrunner@gmail. com. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. “Roads Less Traveled.” Through Nov 24. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery. com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “Bountiful Harvest.” Through Nov 30. Celebrate the fruits of your year with original tablescapes by Monteiro Prestes and Sam Paonessa. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 18 CITY NOVEMBER 20-26,
KIDS | POLAR EXPRESS
Few things are more exciting than going on a trip, and when you’re a child, few things could be more memorable than a journey to see Santa Claus. Based on the classic book of the same name, “The Polar Express” train rides held at the Medina Railroad Museum (530 West Ave., Medina) capture the magic of the season, rather than the commercialism craze, while they bear pajama-clad children and their adults on a one-hour cocoa-sipping journey to the “North Pole” to meet Santa. The Polar Express rides kick off this week on Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24, with future dates on November 30 & December 1, December 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22. Tickets are $28 for Standard Class at 3:30, 4:45 & 6 p.m. The 2:15 p.m. Early-Bird Special is $23. First Class tickets are also available on a limited basis for $45 (no First Class seating on the 2:15 p.m. train). Children under age 2 ride for free. Along with upgraded seating, all First Class passengers receive their own Polar Express ceramic souvenir cocoa mug and whipped cream topping on their cocoa. Tickets are held at Will Call at the museum for you to pick up just before your ride. Arrive early, about one hour before the ride, to get your tickets before the line gets long. All tickets include museum admission with its huge model-train layout. For tickets and more information, call 798-6106 or visit railroadmuseum.net. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Sun noon-5 p.m. 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions.com. Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. “Rock, Fabric, Scissors.” Through Dec 9. Featuring Nancy Valle, Jilll Gussow, and Lynne Feldman. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2715920. cityofrochester.gov. Livingston Arts Center, 4 Murray Hill Dr. Mt. Morris. “Life in Remote Places: A Fragile Balance” by Kris Dreessen. Through Nov 23. Photo exhibit explores the balance of families living in the Amazon and Nicaragua. Wed-Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. Lockhart Gallery at SUNY Geneseo, 28 Main St. “Black: A Graphic Signifier.” Through Dec 7. Tue-Thu 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-5 p.m. 2455813. firstname.lastname@example.org. geneseo.edu/galleries. Lower Link Gallery, Central Library, 115 South Ave. Art of the Book. Artist Books and Altered Books. 428-8053. libraryweb. org/artofthebook. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. “Fabulous Fibers.” Through Dec. WedSun 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Reception Nov 9, 4-7 p.m. As part of the exhibition, RAFA will also host a trunk show and fashion show 2013
on Friday, December 6, 5–8p.m. at the gallery during the Clifton Springs Festival of Lights. 315462-0210. mstreetarts@gmail. com. mainstreetartsgallery.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Lockhart Gallery through Dec 13: “Connoisseurs Around the Corner: Gifts of Art from MAG’s Founding Family.” Grand Gallery through Dec 29: “Memory Theatre.” WedSun 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. Mercer Gallery at Monroe Communtiy College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Luis Alberto Decurgez. Through Dec 14. 292-2021. monroecc.edu/go/ mercer. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St. Honeoye Falls. “Art Crescendo.” Through Feb 15. Mon 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tue 2-5 p.m., Wed 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 6247740. millartcenter.com. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. “Larry Merrill: Tree as Photograph.” Through Dec 8. Sun and TueThu noon-5 p.m., Fri-Sat noon-8 p.m. 389-5073. artsceneter. naz.edu. New Deal Gallery, 4 Livingston County Campus. Mount Morris.
Expressions of the Civil War. In recognition of the 150th Anniversary. Wed, Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 1-7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. “Being,” Sculptures and Drawings by Olivia Kim.. Through Nov 25. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 624-4760. ockheesgallery.com. Orange Glory Café, 240 East Ave. Watson Art Show? This!. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A collection of drawings, prints, & collages by Watson, a Rochester illustrator. 2327340. Outside the Box Art Gallery, Bldg 9, The Canal Works, 1000 Turk Hill Rd. Four For Steampunk Exhibit. Through Nov 30. Featuring the ‘steampunk’ works of Ann Bavis, Ruthie Cummings, Nancy Radzik, and Nicole Rogers. Tue-Wed & Fri noon3 p.m., Thu noon-630 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 645-2485. outsidetheboxag.com. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Annual Holiday Exhibit.. Through Jan 11. 271-5885. oxfordgallery.com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, 71 S Main St. Canandaigua. Holidays at the Gallery. Through Jan 6. 394-0030. prrgallery.com. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. Lee Hoag: “The Alchemy of Objects.” Through Dec 20. facebook.com/ gccgallery. Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center at St John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. “Arena @ Fisher.” Through Dec 17. MonFri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. sjfc.edu. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Travel Stories: 19th Century--Present. Through Dec 27. 275-4477. School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. “Leap,” an exhibit of photographs of dance majors by Ken Riemer. Through Nov 26. 242-0290. The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N Goodman St. Featuring artwork by local artists.. Open First Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Second Saturdays, 12-4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m. 7320036. shoefactoryarts.com. Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Ave. Land(Landscapes)Scapes: An Exhibition Of Photographs By Joan Lyons. Through Nov 30. Tue-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. spectrumgalleryroc.com. St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. “Two Sides of a Story: Illustations by Shawnee Hill.” Laverly Library, lower level gallery, St. John Fisher College. Through Nov 25. coroflot.com/ shawneehill. Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave. Bruce Bozman: Island Color. 271-2630. email@example.com. starrynitescafe.com. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. Dudes Night Out Presents: Dudes on Tap. 473-0503. tapandmallet.com. University Gallery, James R Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. “Memories, Observations, Experiences, Obsessions,” Toby Thompson Memorial Exhibit. Through Dec 14. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 475-2404. firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Rochester, River Campus. Chester Carlson and 75 years of Xerography. Through Jan 1. Carlson Science and Engineering Library. 275-4461. email@example.com. rochester.edu. Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. “Drawing From Life...An Eccelctic Show.” Through Dec. 442-6450. Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. “Of the Ordinary.” Through Dec 14. 442-8676. vsw.org. Webster Public Library, 980 Ridge Rd., Webster. The Webster Art Club Fall Art Show. Through Nov 30. 872-7075. firstname.lastname@example.org. Websterlibrary.org.
Call for Artwork [ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] Call for Art. Ongoing. Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs The gallery is currently seeking artists working in all media. Please include the following in your email: - 3 to 5 jpeg images of current work Artist statement - CV/Resume Kindly indicate whether you are submitting available work or work that is representative 315462-0210. mstreetarts@gmail. com. email@example.com. Call for artist! Ecobazaar at Greenovation. Through Dec. 14. Rochester Greenovation, 1199 East Main St. For more information about the event and tabling please contact Paola Macas Betchart. pbetchart@rochestergreen. org $25 table fee, register 288-7564. facebook.com/ events/482069281908313. Call for Artists. Ongoing. 4614447. spectrumgalleryroc.com. Call for Artists to Interview for TV. Ongoing. Show: The Art of rctv-15 201-292-7937. team@ foreveraryes.com. Call to Artists. Through Dec. 31. The Shoe Factory Art Coop is seeking artists from the Rochester region to exhibit their work at Starry Nites Café shoefactoryarts.com. Calling All Local Artists. Ongoing. Lori’s Natural Foods, 900 Jefferson Rd Artists wanted to participate in our consignment program. Email a bit about you and your work 424-2323. stephanie@ lorisnatural.com. lorisnatural. com. Go Art. Ongoing. The GeneseeOrleans Regional Arts Council is seeking artists interested in exhibiting their work in four galleries 343-9313. info@goart. org. goart.org. New York Filmmakers Quarterly. Ongoing. Films must have been produced within NYS in the past 2 years. No fee. No honorarium. Max length 30 minutes. To be screened at Little Theatre last Wednesdays and Saturdays in January, April, July, and October. Send DVD screener + cover letter with 1 sentence bio and one sentence film description to Karen vanMeenan, Programmer, New York Filmmakers Quarterly, Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester NY 14604. Notification by email within 8 weeks of receipt emergingfilmmakers@yahoo. com. Spectrum Seeks Artists for Holiday Gallery Show. Through Nov. 20. Spectrum
Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. Artists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to submit original works with a Winter/Holiday theme for display on our Spectrum Gallery Walls during the month of December! Selected pieces will be premiered during our Holiday Gallery Opening event on Saturday, December 7. Submissions may be any medium and two- or three-dimensional with sensory-accessible and interactive pieces given priority 855-444-0201. day@ spectrumcreativearts.org. spectrumcreativearts.org. Submissions now open for the third season of The PiTCH at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. Through Dec. 1. Ten projects will be selected to “pitch” over the course of the third 10-week season, running from June 19-Aug. 30, 2014 fingerlakesmtf.com.
Art Events [ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] Maggi Bartlett: Handbound Books and Paper Creations. Through Dec. 31. The Tea Pottery, 1115 E. Main St., suite 420 door #2. Through Dec 31. Reception Nov 1, 6 p.m 469-8217. tpotter51@ hotmail.com. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 23 ] Sign Language Museum Tour. Every other Saturday, 11 a.m. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Included in museum admission $5-$12, free to members. 2713361 x238. firstname.lastname@example.org. eastmanhouse.org. Unveiling of The Finger Lakes Tile Mural by Kala Stein. 10 a.m.-noon. Honeoye Public Library, 8708 Main St., Honeoye KalaStein@mac.com. Wonderful Little Artisan Sale. Nov. 23-24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Gallery Salon & Spa, 780 University Ave. galleryhair.com.
Comedy [ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] Best Friends Comedy Showcase. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. A weekly comedy showcase of local Rochester comedians! Sign up the week before on the “Rochester Comedy” Facebook page. Hosted by Vasia Ivanov 6970235. bouldercoffeeco.com. Comedy Improv. 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue (585( 3286000. jokefactorycomedyclub. com. Flower City Improv presents: Laughs and Pie. 8 p.m. Joke Factory Comedy Club, 911 Brooks Avenue Flower City Improv Free (585( 328-6000. jokefactorycomedyclub.com. Open Mic - Comedy. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co., 739 Park Ave. Arrive a little early to sign up Free. 697-0235. bouldercoffeeco.com. [ THU., NOVEMBER 21 ] Broken Lizard. Nov. 21-23. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd Webster Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m $15-$25 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 22 ] Geva Comedy Improv presents “Thanks-Gridiron Spanksgiving.”
FILM | WARREN MILLER’S “TICKET TO RIDE”
You don’t have to ski or snowboard to appreciate Warren Miller’s films, and his latest one, “Ticket to Ride,” is no exception. The film follows world-class skiers and snowboarders as they travel to some of the best mountains the world has to offer. Once there they go out and do their thing on the powder, and Miller creates a feature-filmlength reel of the highlights. “Ticket to Ride” will be showing for one night only, Saturday, November 23, at the Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $20. Visit rbtl.org or call 222-5000 for more information. — BY TREVOR LEWIS Nov. 22-23, 10:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd $10. 232-4382. gevacomedyimprov.org. Improv Comedy Battles. 9:30 p.m. Village Idiots Improv Comedy, 274 Goodman St. N. $5. 797-9086. VIP@ improvVIP.com.
rochester.edu/college/dance/ events. New Dancers Showcase. Nov. 22-23, 7:30 p.m. Rose L. Strasser Studio, Hartwell Hall, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St., Brockport Donations welcome. brockport.edu/ finearts.
[ SAT., NOVEMBER 23 ] Improv Comedy Battle. 7:30 p.m. Village Idiots Improv Comedy, 274 Goodman St. N. $5. 797-9086. VIP@ improvVIP.com.
[ SAT., NOVEMBER 23 ] Native American Hoop Dance. 2 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. All ages. Elder Michael Goedel, a member of several American Indian tribes including the Yakama, Tulalip, and Lumbee, will perform the hoop dance which is the story of a young bird as it grows and develops throughout its life Free, register 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. West African Drumming and Dance Classes with Fana Bangoura. Drumming: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Baobab (728 University Ave.). Dance: Sundays, from 2-3:30 .p.m at DancEncounters (215 Tremont St.) $10-$15. 503-679-3372. kerfala. email@example.com. mounafanyi.org.
[ SUN., NOVEMBER 24 ] Boulder Comedy Open Mic. 8:30 p.m. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. SignUps 7:45 p.m 454-7140. bouldercoffeeco.com.
Dance Events [ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] Lindy Jam: Weekly Swing Dance. 8:45 p.m. Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd Floor Ballroom), 389 Gregory St., Rochester, NY Lindy Jam is a weekly swing dance on Wednesday nights, 8:4511pm, hosted by Groove Juice Swing. Friendly atmosphere. Beautiful ballroom. Free beginner dance lesson at 9pm. No partner or experience necessary. Admission is free if it’s your first time!. $4 (or free if it’s your first time!). 2714930. lindyjam.com. [ THU., NOVEMBER 21 ] Dance Lab East. 10 p.m. Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union St 80s new wave music for the future (on vinyl) and visual effects 99 cents. 2708106. theskylarklounge.com. Salsa Night! Presented by Essence of Rhythm. 8 p.m. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. $5-$10 292-9940. facebook. com/essenceofrhythm. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 22 ] Dance Buzz. 7:30 p.m. Spurrier Dance Studio, University of Rochester, River Campus $5-$7. 273-5150.
[ SUN., NOVEMBER 24 ] English Country Dancing. 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Rd English Country Dancing, live music, called dances. $7$8, under 17 free with adult. 244-2468. fbcrochester.net. Fandango at the Tango. 7 p.m. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance. com.
Festivals [ SAT., NOVEMBER 23 ] Christkindlmarkt (German-style Christmas Market). 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N Chestnut St. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, as will hand-crafted items Free admission 454-3367. rochestergerman.com.
[ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] Storytime with Mike. Barnes & Noble, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m Free. 2274020. bn.com. Thanksgiving Read to Annie. 3:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Bring in or pick out your favorite Thanksgiving story to read to Annie the shih-tzu Free 7845300. brightonlibrary.org. Young Adult Book Club: “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 22 ] Storytelling with Mike. 10:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. Free. 227-4020. bn.com. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 23 ] Cool Kids: Young Spirit Dancers, Iroquois Culture. 10 a.m. Genesee Community College, 1 College Road . Batavia Free 637-3984. firstname.lastname@example.org. Family Movie: The Little Mermaid. 1 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Snacks are welcome Free 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Mike Super Magic & Illustion. 8 p.m. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave $20-$75 389-2170. artscenter.naz.edu. Spectrum Monthly Art Workshop. 10 a.m. Spectrum Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. Turkey Day! Families can join together to express thoughts of gratitude by creating their own feathered friend. All arts and crafts materials to create two- and three-dimensional turkeys will be supplied by Spectrum Free 855-444-0201. day@ spectrumcreativearts.org. spectrumcreativearts.org. Stories for Sheepdogs. Nov. 23. Irondequoit Public Library, Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd 10:30 am. Read stories to Emmie the Shetland sheepdog. Bring your own book or pick one from the library 336-6062. aholland@ library.org 10:30 a.m. Irondequoit Public Library, Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd All ages 336-6062. aholland@ libraryweb.org. Tail Waggin’ Tutors. Fourth Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. Maplewood Community Library, 1111 Dewey Ave. Free 585-428-8220. margaret. email@example.com. maplewoodcommunitylibrary. org. [ SUN., NOVEMBER 24 ] Family Craft Fun. 1:30-4 p.m. Central Library, Children’s Center, 115 South Ave. Ages 3+ Free 428-8150. [ MON., NOVEMBER 25 ] Storytime Club: Playful Palettes. 10:30 a.m. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Readings of classic children’s tales $13, under age 2 free 263-2700. museumofplay.org. [ TUE., NOVEMBER 26 ] Preschool Storytime. 11:30 a.m Irondequoit Public Library, continues on page 20 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 19
Kids Events Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd Ages 4-5 336-6062. aholland@ libraryweb.org.
“Tuesdays with Morrie” is a quotation from W. H. Auden.) And there are no real surprises along the way. You know how the play will end from the beginning, and can almost guess the content of each scene before it begins. Yes, it’s a touching story, but we’ve seen it many times before, and often better done. Part of the problem may be Albom’s decision to write “Tuesdays with Morrie” as a two-character play, without the skill to create two fully rounded characters. Mitch and Morrie only play off each other; other people in their lives are referred to, or on the unheard end of a telephone conversation. They don’t really exist in any kind of context, and a lot of the interesting stuff takes place offstage or is merely referred to. We are told too much. This play is partly about Mitch’s transformation to a more caring person, but we have only his word for it. As Morrie no doubt wrote in more than one student term paper, “Show me, don’t tell me!”
Stefan Cohen and Greg Byrne in “Tuesdays with Morrie.” PHOTO BY DAN HOWELL
More than words “Tuesdays with Morrie” THROUGH NOVEMBER 24 BLACKFRIARS THEATRE, 795 E. MAIN ST. $28.50-$36.50 | 454-1260, BFTIX.COM [ REVIEW ] BY DAVID RAYMOND
Mitch Albom’s “Tuesdays with Morrie” may have been a pop-culture juggernaut as a book; as a play it is pretty much Lifetime for guys. Albom’s memoir of afternoons spent in the company of a college professor he remembered fondly, during the professor’s last days, and the life lessons that resulted, was on the bestseller list for ages and was indeed made into a TV movie (though not a Lifetime movie). The book was anointed by Oprah Winfrey — and it was also made into a play, which Blackfriars is now presenting. Given its great success, this is obviously a story that means a lot to a lot of people. But as a play, it seems awfully pale. Mitch (played by Stefan Cohen) begins the play with a fond reminiscence of Morrie Schwartz (Greg Byrne), his sociology professor when Mitch was a student, and an enthusiastic jazz pianist, at Brandeis University in the 1960’s. When he graduates, Mitch promises 20 CITY NOVEMBER 20-26, 2013
to stay in touch with Morrie. But of course he doesn’t — until one evening when he sees Morrie on “Nightline” talking about his affliction with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Student goes to see teacher for a final visit, which stretches into several months of Tuesday meetings until Morrie’s death. Morrie is facing death with equanimity; Mitch, a successful and overworked sports journalist, needs some instruction from his old teacher in, as the old song lyric puts it, the real stuff in life to cling to: wife, family, taking time for others. (Somewhat surprising advice, coming from a supposed firebrand who taught Angela Davis and Jerry Rubin; but I guess a radical can have a happy home life.) When Morrie dies, Mitch realizes he has learned how to lead a more meaningful life. This is a very nice story, of course, and I
don’t doubt Albom’s sincerity for a moment. (Apparently he doesn’t either; his biography takes up an entire page of the program, so I guess Morrie didn’t iron out his ego completely.) But as a play it is formulaic and thin. Albom has a best-seller writer’s command of language — he gets the story told straightforwardly and pushes the right emotional buttons at the right times. But he has no distinctive style or command of language. (The most memorable line in
If “Tuesdays with Morrie” isn’t much of a play, it is certainly well presented at Blackfriars. And well-furnished: John Haldoupis’s set includes everything from a bed to large sofa to a baby grand piano. In creating a playing space for each scene of the play, he creates something of an obstacle course for the actors. As a director, Haldoupis does have them negotiating the course smoothly, but I wonder how a simpler, more abstract approach to staging this piece might work. Greg Byrne and Stefan Cohen are local theater veterans, and have a fine chemistry together; I don’t know if they ever performed together before this, but they obviously ought to do it again. Mutual respect and affection aren’t inherently dramatic qualities, but these two men convey a lot of it very convincingly, giving the show a great deal of its substance. These are the kinds of performances that start well and get better and better throughout a play’s run. As noted above, as Mitch, Cohen has to do an awful lot of talking to the audience. But when he settles down for the scenes with his old teacher, his gradual transition from a hard-driven loudmouth into something of a mensch is nicely done. Playing a man dying of a terrible disease, Byrne has the showier role, and to his credit he doesn’t show off in it all. The sheer sadness and pain in Byrne’s face at certain moments in “Tuesdays with Morrie” is more eloquent than most of the words in the play.
Lectures [ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] The Icarus Sessions. Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Hanlon-Fiske Studios, 34 Elton St. Ten or fifty or a hundred people come together and follow the simple rules of the Icarus Session. You have 140 seconds to talk about the art you are working on, what inspires you, what’s holding you back, whatever! You meet, connect, support each other, and then go back into the world, ready to make a ruckus Free. 705-6581. [ THU., NOVEMBER 21 ] Adoption and Adaptation Native American Lecture Series. 7 p.m. Nazareth College Shults Center, 4245 East Ave. 10/24: “Adopting “In”: Preserving Iroquois Traditional Community” 11/21: “Adopting “Out”: Researching and Reclaiming Identity” $5-$15 7421690. ganondagan.org/events.html. American Studies Talk: Lynne Joyrich. 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus Hawkins-Carlson Room 276-5305. Great Decisions: Iran. noon. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Free, register 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 23 ] Dignity for All Students: A Panel on Bullying. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Free 637-2593. seymourlibraryweb.org. Marilyn Byron on Fracking. 2 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. books_etc@ yahoo.com. “Past, Present, and Future: Rochester Connections to Space Photography & Imaging” with Jeff Wynn. 2 p.m. Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave Included in museum admission $5-$12 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. [ SUN., NOVEMBER 24 ] Sunday Forum: Giving Care and Receiving Care. 9:45 a.m. Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street Free 325-4000. Office@ DowntownPresbyterian.org. DowntownPresbyterian.org. [ MON., NOVEMBER 25 ] Small Business Marketing with Heather Katawazi. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Carlson MetroCenter YMCA, 444 E Main St. Free 263-4269.
Literary Events [ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] Brownbag Book Discussion. noon. Central Library of Rochester, Rundel Auditorium, 115 South Ave “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman Free. 428-8375. firstname.lastname@example.org. libraryweb.org. Read the Book, Join the Discussion: “The Women.” 7 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Writer Wednesdays. 6 p.m. Bamba Bistro, 282 Alexander St. Writer Wednesdays celebrates National Absurdity Day with readings from three very funny writers. Featuring
Old Growth Forest Visit: Dehgayasoh Valley Woods. 10 a.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park . Castile Will car pool $8 parking fee 493-3625.
SPECIAL EVENT | HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT RMSC
Sometimes it can be a real challenge to find a truly unique gift to give someone for the holidays. Make that challenge a little easier by stopping by the Rochester Museum and Science Center’s (657 East Ave.) 43rd Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Sale this weekend, Friday-Sunday, November 22-24. This year’s event is the largest yet. With more than 200 fine artists and craftspeople, there will be items such as ceramics, jewelry, glass, woodwork, sculptures and much more to choose from. The sale will take place Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission costs $5, with two-day passes available for $7. Visit rmsc.org for more details. — BY TREVOR LEWIS Gregory Gerard and his The Martini Chronicles with The Birthday Blues Martini, The Grimm Report’s Eric Wilder and Karen Faris reading from her newly released book, Grumbles: The Novel, Book One: Take A Pill Free 244-8680. bambabistro.com.
[ WED., NOVEMBER 27 ] Read with Seymour: “Nothing Daunted” by Dorothy Wickenden. 11 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Free. 6371050. seymourlibraryweb.org.
[ THU., NOVEMBER 21 ] Eclectic Book Club: “The Testament of Mary” by Colm Toibin. 7 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com. Pure Kona Open Mic Poetry Series. 7-10 p.m. The Greenhouse Café, 2271 E. Main St. 270-8603. ourcoffeeconnection.org. RIT Creative Writing English Faculty / Student Reading. 5 p.m. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. RIT Creative Asst. Prof. Robert Glick and BS/MS Math major Will Consaga Francis are featured authors in the SAU Reading Room Free 4752252. email@example.com.
[ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] Alien Worlds and Androids Exhibition. Through Dec. 22, 9 a.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Through Dec 22 $11-$13. 2711880. rmsc.org. Little Builders. Through Jan. 5, 2014. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Through Jan 5. MonThu 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. Closed Nov 28 and Dec 25 $13, free to members and kids under 2 263-2700. museumofplay.org.
[ SAT., NOVEMBER 23 ] Jack Garner Book Signing. 3 p.m. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Jack will be signing his new book. “From my seat on the aisle, movies and memories” recordarchive. com. Poetry & Pie Night. 7-9 p.m. Poetry reading by MarieElizabeth Mali, author of Steady My Gaze (Tebot Bach), free pie served between readers. Contact poetryandpienight@ gmail.com for location firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday Author Salon: Louis R. Eltscher. 2-4 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St 6372260. liftbridgebooks.com. [ TUE., NOVEMBER 26 ] Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free. 637-2260. liftbridgebooks.com.
Recreation [ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] Ice Skating. Through March 31, 2014. Genesee Valley Sports Comeplex, 131 Elmwood Ave. The rink season will run through March 2014 (closing date TBA). Open skate schedule: Sun 2:30-3:45 p.m., Mon-Fri noon-1:15 p.m., Fri (16+) 1011:15 p.m., Sat 5-6:15 p.m. Adult skate Tue-Thu 10:3011:45 a.m $2-$7.50 428-7889. cityofrochester.gov/gvpsc/. Indoor Rowing. Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center, 2800 Clover Street, Pittsford. Through Dec 16. Mondays & Wednesday, 5:45-7:15 p.m. Saturdays, 9:4511:15 a.m. All Levels: Learn to Row, Intermediate Row and Competitive Row $90-$250 for 6 weeks geneseewaterways.org. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 23 ] GVHC Event. 9 a.m. Meet in Windstream parking lot, 770 Canning Pkwy. Sterenuous/hilly 6 mile hike, Fishers Park Free 455-1932. gvhchikes.org.
[ SUN., NOVEMBER 24 ] 30th Annual Turkey Classic. Nov. 24. Southeast Family YMCA, 111 E Jefferson Rd 5-Mile Race and a 1-Mile Family Fun Run. Mile run: 8:10 a.m. 5-Mile race: 9 a.m $10-$28, register rochesterymca.org/turkeyclassic. Genesee Valley Greenway Hike: Villages of Cuylerville to Piffard.. 10 a.m. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park . Castile Bring a lunch, will car pool $8 parking fee 493-3625. GVHC Hike. 1 p.m. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St Easy 6 mile hike, Seneca Park Free 254-4047. gvhchikes.org.
Special Events [ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] 24th Ben R Giambrone/Compeer Rochester Sports Luncheon. noon. Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St Featuring Jerome “The Bus” Bettis $100-$200, register. 5468280. compeerrochester.org. 30th Annual Arts Awards. 11:15 a.m. Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 E. Main St 473-4000. artsrochester.org. Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser. 5 p.m. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. Live music, raffles and more will all go towards helping raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network/ Golisano Children’s Hospital Suggested donations 2929940. lovincup.com. Conversations on Race. 6 p.m. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. The Conversations on Race are facilitated and open dialogues about race and its impact on the community. More than 300 people have participated in Conversations throughout the community in the past year Free 428-8350. gandhiinstitute.org. Conversations on Race. 6-8 p.m. Nov 20: Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, Fairport 428-8350. libraryweb. org. Festival of Trees. Through Dec. 8. Granger Homestead, 295 North Main St. Silent auction through Dec 8 394-1472. grangerhomestead.org. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 730-5030. scotlandyardpub.com. Holiday Bazaar. 6-9 p.m. StudioMOVE, 16 MendonIonia Rd., Mendon 330-2261. facebook.com/studiomove. Rochester Business Networking Event. 7:30-9 a.m. Bonadio and Company, 171 Sullys Trail rochester-tipclubnovember2013.eventbrite.com/. [ THU., NOVEMBER 21 ] 21st Century Solutions for 21st Century Issues. 5:308 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave Exhibits, raffles, harvest supper from loval farmers, programs: Monroe County Centennial Family Farms RSVP 461-
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Special Events 1000 x0. monroe@cornell. edu. cce.cornell.edu/monroe/ programsevents. Lincoln Tours. 1 & 3 p.m. Seward House Historic Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. 315-252-1283. sewardhouse.org. Max at the Gallery Tapas Night. 5-8 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Live music, wine, beer, tapas for purchase Included in admission: $2.50-$6. 2768900. mag.rochester.edu. Mayor Elect Lovely Warren Speaks. 6:30 p.m. NYS Coalition of Property Owners. Eagles Club, 1200 Buffalo Rd $15 654-7940. Third Thursday at MAG. Third Thursday of every month, 5-8 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Half price museum admission, tapas, wine, beer, live music, more Included in admission: $2.50$6. 276-8900. mag.rochester. edu. Turkish Coffee Night. 7 p.m. Turkish Cultural Center, 2692 Dewey Ave. Coffee, food, baklava, more Free. 585-4530533. email@example.com. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 22 ] 19th Ward Community Association Annual Convention. 6 p.m. 200 Genesee St. Silent auction, refreshments, business meeting, Keynote speaker Dr. Bolgen Vargas 19wca.org. 43rd annual Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Sale. 5 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Presented by the RMSC Women’s Council $5-$7; kids12 and under free 271-4320. rmsc.org. Big Screen Adventure: Coral Reef Adventure. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Fri 4 p.m., sat 2:30 & 4:30 p.m., Sun 1, 2, & 4 p.m., also Mon Oct 8 2:30 & 4:30 p.m $3$7. 271-1880. rmsc.org. Citizen U Portluck. 6-9 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave 461-1000 x226. mycce.org/. Deck the Halls Weekend. 1 p.m. Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Seneca Lake Wine Trail Event is sold out, but visit Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s fan page on Facebook, where people who can’t attend may list their tickets for sale 877-536-2717. senecalakewine.com. Friday Happy Hour. 5-7 p.m. Veritas Wine Bar, 217 Alexander St. 2-for-1 on wines by-the-glass and beers by-the-bottle!. 2622336. veritaswinebar.com. Holiday Shopping Spree. 1 p.m. Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, 270 County Rd. 128, Romulus Annual shopping spree along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail $35-$65 800-684-5217. cayugawinetrail.com. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 23 ] 70s Laser/The Beatles in Laser. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 70s laser at 8 p.m., Beatles laser at 9:30 p.m $6-$7 271-1880. rmsc.org. All Women Rock. Nov. 23. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 6 p.m. VIP $45, 7 p.m. general admission $30. Red carpet/black tie affair. Featuring Marcus Anderson
RECREATION | WEBSTER TURKEY TROT/YMCA TURKEY CLASSIC
If you’re looking for a marathon to run, there are two coming up you won’t to miss. Why? Because you get to eat turkey when it’s all over. First, the YMCA Turkey Classic will be taking place this Sunday, November 24, at the Southeast Family YMCA (111 E. Jefferson Road). It starts with a 1-mile family fun run at 8:10 a.m., followed by the 5-mile race at 9 a.m. There is a post-race awards ceremony, and of course the pre-Thanksgiving feast. Check out rochesterymca.org/turkeyclassic for full details. Then on Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, November 28 — a long-standing tradition will continue as the 42nd Webster Turkey Trot will take place at Webster Park (255 Holt Road). This one has two races as well, with a 4.4-mile race at 10 a.m., and a 2.5-mile fun run at 10:10 a.m. There will also be a feast waiting for you at the end. Registration fee for each race is $20. Go to yellowjacketracing.com/websterturkey-trot for more info. — BY TREVOR LEWIS with the Melodic College Band and Shondra Floyd 442-7680. mag.rochester.edu. “Casablanca.” 2 p.m. Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave. Free popcorn Free 428-8380. libraryweb.org. East Side Winter Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Indoors at 2555 Baird Rd., Penfield. Nov 23 Christmas in November with Santa, 9-11 a.m. Dec 15 Breakfast with Santa, 9-11:30 a.m. ($7-$12) eastside. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free Henna with Henna Rising. 1-2:30 p.m. Central Library, 115 South Ave. Robin Jaeckel will talk about the history and culture of Henna and will also show you how to make Henna Free, register 428-8140. nanci. rosenberg-nugent@libraryweb. org. tinyurl.com/mdm36t9. Heroes Ball: Celebrating the Power of Hope, Courage & Commitment. 6 p.m. RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W Henrietta Rd. All funds raised stay in Rochester, to support those in our community touched by cancer. The presenting sponsor is Rochester General Hospital, home of the Lipson Cancer Center $175, register 423-9700. jlester@ gildasclubrochester.org. gildasclubrochester.org. HFL Nordic Ski Swap and Sale. 9 a.m. Honeoye Falls-Lima Middle School, 619 Quaker Meeting House Rd. Check out “the largest one day xc ski sale in New York State” Free 624-7100. hflcsd.org. Holiday Laser. 4:30 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. $6-$7 271-1880. rmsc.org.
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Holistic Therapy Fair. 1 p.m. Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. This fair, put on by Nazareth College students, is designed to educate residents of the City of Rochester about alternate types of therapy that are available. These therapies include things such as music therapy, art therapy, pet therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic. There will also be raffles and giveaways Free 2716513. Nazarethnov23@gmail. com. thirdpresbyterian.org. International Survivors of Suicide Day Conference. Nov. 23-22, 10:30 a.m. Strong Memorial Hospital, 625 Elmwood Ave. Rm. 1-9576, UR School of Medcine and Dentistry. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will bring together thousands of people around the world who are bereaved after a suicide loss to share in a day of healing and support through the 14th annual International Survivors of Suicide Day (ISSD) program Free. 202-2783. sclark@afsp. org. afsp.org. Warren Miller’s “Ticket to Ride.” 8 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. $20 222-5000. email@example.com. rbtl.org. [ SUN., NOVEMBER 24 ] Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market. 1 p.m Brookside Community Center, 220 Idlewood Rd. Indoor farmers market featuring a wide variety of locally-grown fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, eggs, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, jams, much more. Live music 269-8918. info@ brightonfarmersmarket.org. brightonfarmersmarket.org. Holly Trolly Rides. New York Museum of Transportation,
6393 E. River Rd $4-$5. 5331113. nymtmuseum.org. Muslim Journeys Panel. 2:30 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. A panel of four members of the Muslim faith discussing their life experiences: Farzana Islam, Laila AbdelDayem, Fatima Bawany, and Charles Beyah. Ample time will be available for questions and comments Free, register 585340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org. Penfield Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Grossmans Garden & Home, 1801 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd . Penfield 3771982 x224. grossmans.com. Russian Conversation Hour. 1 p.m. Colie’s Cafe, 657 Park Ave. Meet for an informal Russian conversation for all levels from beginners to native speakers Free. 330-389-4983. facebook.com/coliescafe. Trolly Rides. Nov. 24. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Rd The 20-minute rides through scenic Genesee valley countryside depart at 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m $4-$5 5331113. nymtmuseum.org. Wellness Macedon: Good Living. 4 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St Macedon 474-4116. books_ firstname.lastname@example.org. [ MON., NOVEMBER 25 ] 2013 Community Performance series. Fourth Monday of every month, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Cobblestone Arts Center, 1622 New York 332 Come and enjoy singing dancing and musical theater. January 28: Grease $5. 398-0220. cobblestonesrtscenter.com. Stylish Start Ups: Entrepreneurial Networking Mixer. 6:30 p.m. Tajze Wine and R&B Lounge, 139 State St Free. 323-3914207. email@example.com. stylishstartup.eventbrite.com. [ TUE., NOVEMBER 26 ] Radical Mycology Meet-Up & Potluck. Nov. 26. Smugtown Mushrooms, 127 Railroad St. smugtownmushrooms.com. “Smoke Signals.” 7 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Based on Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” Free 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Tuesday Taco Trivia. 9-11 p.m. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. Lots of giveaways, including hats, t-shirts, drinks, tacos - come alone or come with a team! $1.50 Beef Tacos, $2.50 Chicken Tacos, $2.50 Drafts except Guinness, $3 Bacardi Flavors 232-6000. firstname.lastname@example.org. templebarandgrille.com. [ WED., NOVEMBER 27 ] Bringing Conscious Back. 5:30 p.m. Phillis Wheatley Public Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way Screening of “110 Morningside” a documentary that promotes unity in the community for today’s youth by using spoken word and music. Featuring Last Poet Abiodun Oyewole, legendary Godfather of hip hop. Director, Nicholle La Vann will have Q&A after the film to promote dialogue. Performances by Rochester’s own musical artists Shana King and Matthew Corey. Light Refreshements will be served Free 428-8212. email@example.com.
Theater Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 East Main St Through Nov 24. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $15-$20 3253366. acuseo1@rochester. rr.com. grrctheatre.org. “Avenue Q.” Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. Through Dec 7. ThuSat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m 3952787. brockport.edu/finearts. “A Christmas Carol.” Wed., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through December 28. Preview Nov 27, 7:30 p.m Tickets start at $25 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “Cobblestone Goes to Space!” Cobblestone Arts Center, 1622 New York 332 The show is based on outer space, using songs, art poetry and dance to blast you off to the moon and back. Art presentation directly following performance at 1:30 p.m 398-0220. CobblestoneArtsCenter.com. Dinner Threater: “Things My Mother Raught Me.” Golden Ponds, 500 Long Pond Rd Greece Paint Players. Through Nov 24. Fri-Sat 6:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., Nov 24, 12:30 p.m $27, register 865-9742. goldenpondspartyhouse.com. An Evening of David Ives. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $13-$15 389-2170. artscenter.naz.edu. “Gayle Live.” Dazzle School of Visual Performances, 112 Webster Ave. $20 288-0050. dazzleschool.org. “The Glass Menagerie.” Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 p.m $5-$8 flcc.edu. “Good Rockin’ Live: A Salute to Sun Records.” Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $23-$33 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. Impact Theatre. Drama from The “In Your Face” players. Impact Theatre, 1180 Canandaigua St. (Rte. 21, in the Palmyra Town Hall), Palmyra. Ages 12+. Dinner served Free, RSVP 315597-3553. impactdrama.com. “Jackie.” InFusion Action Theatre. DAR Mansion, 138 Troup St. November 22, 7:30 p.m. MuCCC Theatre, 142 Atlantic Ave. November 29, 7:30 p.m. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. December 1, 1 p.m $20 firstname.lastname@example.org. “Les Miserables.” Pittsford Sutherland High School, 55 Sutherland St. Pittsford Musicals. Through Nov 24. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m. (Fri sign-interpreted), Sun 2 p.m $17-$24 586-1500. pmtix4u@ gmail.com. Macho’s Place. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. Fri-Sun 7 p.m. Presented by Latino Theatre Productions $10-$12 244-0960. muccc.org. “Once Upon A Dream” Starring The Rascals. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. Nov 20, 7:30 p.m $42.50-$78 2225000. email@example.com. rbtl.org. “Rent.” Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd $8-$10, kids under 12 free 2922534. monroecctickets.com Monroe Community College,
1000 E. Henrietta Rd Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $8-$10. monroecc.edu. “Sister Strikes Again: Late Nite Catechism 2.” Through Dec. 15. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Through Dec 15. Wed Nov 20-Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., Tue-Wed Nov 27, 7:30 p.m. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., Tue-Wed Dec 4, 7:30 p.m. Wed Dec 4-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 7 p.m., Sat 4 & 8 p.m. Sun 3 p.m., Tue-Wed Dec 11, 7:30 p.m. Wed Dec 11-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m Tickets start at $38 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “Take Me Home.” Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 8:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m $26-$33 3254370. downstairscabaret.com. “Tuesdays with Morrie.” Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through Nov 24. Fridays 8 p.m., Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. Also Thu Nov 21, 7:30 p.m $28.50-$36.50 454-1260. blackfriars.org. “Young Frankenstein.” Fri-Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Wayne Central High School and Performing Arts Center, Rte. 350, Ontario $10 265-1468. neighborhoodactingcompany. org.
Theater Audition [ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] “Into the Woods.” Through Nov. 20. A Magical Journey Through Stages, Auditorium Center, 875 E. Main St Grades 6-12 935-7173. mjtstages. com/auditions. “Love in the Style of Will.” Through Jan. 31, 2014. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. Actors wanted for Valentine’s show featuring romantic scenes from Shakespeare firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops [ WED., NOVEMBER 20 ] Family Development Class: “Wise Choices.” Ongoing, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school-age children Free, RSVP 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. Home Energy Efficiency Workshop. 5:30-7 p.m. PathStone Corporation, 400 East Ave. Dinner served Free, register 442-2030 x214. email@example.com. pathstoneenergyinfo.org. Intro to Pinterest. 2:30 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. Medicare 101. 4 p.m. Ascension Garden, 1900 Pinnacle Rd. An easy-to-follow explanation of Medicare Free 697-1122. Overview of Lifespan Services. 5:30 p.m. Lifespan, 1900 S. Clinton Ave. Free 244-8400. lifespan-roch.org. [ THU., NOVEMBER 21 ] The Breath of Sound Workshop with Harvey Sorgen. 7 p.m. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St With Omar Tamez Free 315-253-6669. auburnpublictheater.org. Farm Succession Planning. Nov. 21. Cornell Cooperative
interested in learning about meditation and mindfulness is welcome to attend no matter what faith tradition you identify with Free 463-3266. gandhiinstitute.org.
THEATER | “MACHO’S PLACE”
Men get a really bad rap, but they share the same needs and desires as the “other half” of humanity, and are equally as vulnerable. (If you don’t believe me, just take a look at your man the next time he has a head cold.) Women can be very vocal about the burden of having false realities projected onto them, but men are fairly silent about handling these same issues. So what do some of the men, who are often seen as the most overt two-dimensionally manly cliche, have to say about it? You can find out this weekend by heading to MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.) to check out “Macho’s Place,” presented by Latino Theatre Productions and written and directed by Rochester’s Nydia Rivera. The show features Latino men from the community, and provides a look into the “male” experience within the Latino culture. “Macho’s Place” is set in a local barber shop, performed in English, with some “Spanglish” and a few Spanish phrases, but is completely understandable and accessible to English speaking audiences. A question-andanswer period will follow the performances. The show takes place Friday-Saturday, November 22-23, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 24, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 866-811-4111 to reserve tickets, or visit muccc.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave Thursday afternoons, 12:30-3 p.m $60, register nwnyteam.org. Holistic Wellness: Herbal Remedies. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $20 730-7034. firstname.lastname@example.org. rochesterbrainery.com. Islamic Art Reception. 6 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Free. 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Memory Enhancement Strategies. 12:15 p.m. Maplewood Family YMCA, 25 Driving Park Avenue Free. 647-3600. Nexus Nights. 7 p.m Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. Explorations in food and beverage with a splash of science Free Event. 319-5279. email@example.com. joebeanroasters.com. Rochester Makerspace Open Nights. 6-10 p.m. Rochester Makerspace, 850 St. Paul St. #23 Bring a project to work on or something to show others, help work on the space, or just get to know the venue Free. 210--0075. rochestermakerspace.org. Runway to “Real”way. 6:30 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 7307034. info@rochesterbrainery. com. rochesterbrainery.com. What is Managed Long-term Care & How do you Choose? 5:30 p.m. The Episcopal Church
Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Learn about your managed Long-term Care options Free. 546-8400. episcopalseniorlife.org. The Wonderful World of Patents & Trademarks. 7 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 22 ] Google Drive. noon. Wood Library, 134 North Main St Canandaigua Free, register 3941381. woodlibrary.org. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 23 ] “Busting Holiday Stress with Mindfulness.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Assisi Institute, 1400 North Winton Rd. Register 451-1584. firstname.lastname@example.org. Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop. 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Rochester Zen Center, 7 Arnold Park Vegetarian lunch included $45-$60, reduced fee available for low-income persons 473-9180. rzc.org. Role Playing Gamer’s Club. 10 a.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Ages 13+ Free. 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. [ SUN., NOVEMBER 24 ] Young People’s Mindfulness Meditation. 4 p.m. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave. A young people’s group (age 18-35ish) in the tradition of the Order of Interbeing is starting off in Rochester. Everyone who is
[ MON., NOVEMBER 25 ] Citizens Bank Buisiness Developemtne Series for the Market District Business Association. Nov. 25. Carlson MetroCenter YMCA, 444 E Main St. 5:30-8:30 p.m RSVP. email@example.com. Family Development Class: “Nothing Works.” 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of children ages 5-12 Free, RSVP 325-3245 x131. mharochester.org. Finding the Right Words. 5:30 p.m. Lifespan, 1900 S. Clinton Ave. Learn how to find the right words to initiate conversation that will lead to a peaceful and meaningful endof-life experience for those you love Free. 244-8400. lifespanroch.org. Simplifying the Holiday Mess to Holiday Bliss. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. info@ rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com. [ TUE., NOVEMBER 26 ] The 10 Greatest Health Myths. 7 p.m. Rochester Brainery, Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. $15 730-7034. info@ rochesterbrainery.com. rochesterbrainery.com. Alzheimer’s: Know the 10 Signs. 5:30 p.m. Lifespan, 1900 S. Clinton Ave. Learn the difference between age-related memory loss and dementia and the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease Free. 244-8400. lifespan-roch.org. Buddhist Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Amitabha Foundation, 11 South Goodman St. By donation. 451-7039. NY@ amitabhafoundation.us. amitabhafoundation.us. Chorus of the Genesee: Free Singing Lessons. 6-7 p.m. Harmony House, 58 East Main St. Webster 698-7784. Computer Q&A. 4 p.m. Wood Library, 134 North Main St Canandaigua Free, register. 3941381. woodlibrary.org. Connective to Affordable Health Care. 6:30 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Learn more about your new insurance options Free. 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. [ WED., NOVEMBER 27 ] Adult Craft Club. 7 p.m. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport Free, register 637-1050. seymourlibraryweb.org. Family Development Class: “The First Years Last Forever.” 6-8 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of children up to 5 years old Free, RSVP 3253245 x131. mharochester.org.
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Movies Theaters Searchable, up-to-the-minute movie times for all area theaters can be found at rochestercitynewspaper.com, and on City’s mobile website.
Brockport Strand 93 Main St, Brockport, 637-3310, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Canandaigua Theatres 3181 Townline Road, Canandaigua, 396-0110, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Cinema Theater 957 S. Clinton St., 271-1785, cinemarochester.com
Culver Ridge 16 2255 Ridge Rd E, Irondequoit 544-1140, regmovies.com
Dryden Theatre 900 East Ave., 271-3361, dryden.eastmanhouse.org
Eastview 13 Eastview Mall, Victor 425-0420, regmovies.com
Geneseo Theatres Geneseo Square Mall, 243-2691, rochestertheatermanagement.com
Greece Ridge 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive 225-5810, regmovies.com
Henrietta 18 525 Marketplace Drive 424-3090, regmovies.com
The Little 240 East Ave., 258-0444 thelittle.org
French kissing “Blue is the Warmest Color”
(NC-17), DIRECTED BY ABDELLATIF KECHICHE NOW PLAYING [ REVIEW ] BY GEORGE GRELLA
Three hours of the new French film, “Blue is the Warmest Color,” should convince even the most ardent Francophiles that the nation has lost its way and drawn a number of film critics along with it. Inspiring considerable discussion before it achieved a wide release, the movie deals with a familiar subject — a young woman’s sexual awakening — but aroused some controversy because of its relatively graphic presentation
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
Vintage Drive In 1520 W Henrietta Rd., Avon 226-9290, vintagedrivein.com
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of sexual acts, earning it the dreaded NC-17 rating, which often kills a motion picture. The director consumes much of those three hours tracing the life of its protagonist, Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos), from high school to her profession as a kindergarten teacher, a course that proceeds in an oddly disjointed manner. Adèle goes to school every day, performs well in her French and English classes, endures some mild teasing from her friends about her innocence, and dates an older schoolmate, Thomas (Jérémie Laheurte). She and Thomas sleep together, but she finds the sex unfulfilling and then, for no particular reason, Thomas breaks up with her, one of several rejections she suffers in the film. Consoled by her gay friend and confidant Valentin (Sandor Funtek) — an obligatory character in such movies — she first visits a gay bar with him, then wanders into a lesbian bar, an act that changes her life. She meets and ultimately falls in love with Emma (Léa Seydoux), a graduate student in art who dyes her hair blue
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and introduces Adèle to a different kind of lovemaking. Their relationship, which apparently continues for some years, provides the reason for the movie’s controversial context. “Blue is the Warmest Color” actually justifies all the clichés about the French that we have all learned over the years — that when they aren’t discussing philosophy in picturesque cafes, they spend their time consuming wonderful food, drinking good wine, and having great sex. When she isn’t pouting or blubbering, Adèle eats almost all the time, enjoying lunches and dinners with friends and family, stuffing her face with gyros, pasta, oysters, chicken, and at night when she cries, a drawerful of candy bars. More important, she and Emma enjoy a number of lengthy sexual episodes, in which they entangle themselves in several complicated and remarkable erotic arabesques, quite varied and most unusual. As for the intellectual side of French culture, Emma’s friends and colleagues discuss Sartre and Existentialism, which apparently still preoccupies the nation, and she and another friend debate the relative quality of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Adèle, by the way, confesses she knows nothing about art or philosophy and has never heard of Sartre, Klimt, or Schiele. Aside from all the eating and drinking, which looks most appetizing, the sex, appetizing perhaps in a different way, and the intellectual discourse, which seems quite phony, the picture
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moves rhythmically, clunking along in a literal, linear fashion for much of its length, then skipping any sort of transition to move from one time to another. Adèle’s school days, for example, plod slowly for what seems like hours, then suddenly the movie shows her teaching a class full of delightful little kindergarteners, with no explanation of how she got from high school, through college, and into her profession. The director appears to have studied at the feet of Eric Rohmer, whose films give French cinema a bad name. Despite all the odd lacunae, his literal approach to plotting shows a refusal to employ the efficiency of a wonderful visual medium, choosing instead a step-by-step narrative, a relentless repetition of action and dialogue. The fact that “Blue is the Warmest Color” takes three hours to tell its simple story suggests the failure of the director’s method; any self-respecting Hollywood hack could trim an hour off the picture’s inordinate length. His camera work exhibits the same unimaginative approach, filming almost everything at eye level, with innumerable tight close-ups, and especially, a tiresome attention to Adèle Exarchopoulos’s mostly impassive face. The credits at the end of “Blue is the Warmest Color” state that the movie consists of chapters one and two; in keeping with the open-ended conclusion, other chapters in the long, dull story may follow. Zut alors and sacre bleu, that means we may all find snails in our escargot.
“Kill Your Darlings” marks the latest, and possibly most successful step yet, in Daniel Radcliffe’s continued efforts to move away from his most recognizable role and carve out a career for himself beyond the world of Harry Potter. Since its debut at Sundance, director John Krokidas’ film has gained notoriety as the film in which the former boy wizard plays gay and takes drugs. But it deserves attention beyond that. Its strong performances buoy a compelling true story of one of the more scandalous, but lesser known, episodes in the early days of the Beat movement. Radcliffe plays a young Allen Ginsberg just as he’s heading off to college at Columbia University in the fall of 1943. A rather shy, upstanding young man, he quickly falls under the spell of a charismatic and rebellious classmate
Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe in “Kill Your Darlings.” PHOTO COURTESY SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
named Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan, “The Place Beyond the Pines”). Before long, Carr is exposing Ginsberg to the joys of jazz and drugs, and introducing him to a circle of friends that includes William Burroughs (Ben Foster, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston, “Boardwalk Empire”). Together, the young men experiment with any drug they can get their hands on (leading to several funny scenes of Ginsberg hopped up on speed, freaking his roommate out by frantically writing and running around their dorm room like a maniac) and dream of creating a fresh literary movement, which they dub “The New Vision,” that they believe will change the world. Conflict comes in the form of David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”) a former professor and occasional member of the group who is so hung up on Carr that he left his job just to follow the boy when he transferred to Columbia. The precise details of their relationship are deliberately left unclear, but for his part, Carr cruelly takes advantage of the man’s fixation by making him write his homework assignments. Despite these warning signs, Ginsberg finds himself similarly besotted with the young man. As Kammerer’s obsession turns more desperate, events begin to spiral out of control, ultimately leading one of the men to commit murder. By leaving the specifics of Carr’s past ambiguous until late in the film, screenwriter Austin Bunn’s script robs the story’s climax of some of its emotional impact, and he tries to wrap things up a little too neatly with a happier ending than the film needed. But for the most part he tells an utterly absorbing tale. In his feature film debut, Krokidas is able to wring a lot of style out of a rather small budget and absolutely nails the period details. It’s still a somewhat unsettling experience seeing Harry Potter engaging in explicit gay sex (though that will no doubt be big draw for many), but Radcliffe is
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quite good in what is by far the least showy role in the film. I admire his desire to grow and challenge himself as an actor, and it will be interesting to see whether or not his fans stick with him through the journey. But the true standout of the cast is Dane DeHaan, who’s quickly emerging as one of the more exciting young actors to come around in a while. He has great chemistry with Radcliffe, and he’s magnetic enough that the obsession Lucien inspires in those around him seems justified. Recently released on video-on-demand,
“Dear Mr. Watterson” is director Joel Allen Schroeder’s love letter to “Calvin and Hobbes” cartoonist Bill Watterson’s comic strip about a mischievous 6-year-old boy and his best friend, a stuffed tiger named Hobbes. Far from juvenile, fans of the comic know how funny, moving, and wise Watterson’s work could be. Despite having ended in 1995, the strip still has millions of devoted fans and its collected volumes are popular sellers to this day. Watterson himself remains a somewhat enigmatic figure, staying almost completely out of the public eye and adamantly refusing to license the rights to his characters. But as Schroeder himself states, he isn’t interested so much in the man himself, but why his simple comic strip could have so much meaning and have such a personal impact on so many people all over the world. Schroeder interviews academics, publishers, fellow cartoonists, and dozens of fans about what made “Calvin and Hobbes” so special. Full disclosure: I’ve been a lifelong fan of the strip, so I was pretty much guaranteed to like this film no matter what. Sure, Schroeder could have probed a little deeper to make a meatier film, but he has such obvious affection for his subject that its charm more than makes up for it. He’s made a heartfelt, fitting tribute to one of the great works of art in modern pop culture.
Saturday, November 23, 8 p.m. Largely considered Antonioni’s breakthrough masterpiece, L’Avventura marked the director’s transition into his trademark deliberate pacing and careful composition. The film chronicles the search for a woman whose disappearance leads to an illicit romance between her lover and her best friend. By forgoing narrative to focus on character development and atmosphere, L’Avventura helped to redefine film grammar for a new generation. Presented in a beautifully restored 35mm print from Janus Films. (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy 1960, 143 min., Italian w/ subtitles, 35mm)
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CARRIE (R): Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”) directs this “reimagining” of Stephen King’s novel, with Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore portraying the loveable motherdaughter duo at the heart of the tale. Culver CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG): The sequel to the animated adaptation of the popular children’s picture book, this time involving an island of food/animal hybrids. With the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Kristen Schaal, Andy Samberg, and Neil Patrick Harris. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Tinseltown, ENDER’S GAME (PG-13): Based on the popular sci-fi novel, where a military academy prepares young trainees to defend Earth against a hostile alien race. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Tinseltown ESCAPE PLAN (R): Wrongfully imprisoned in a futuristic, highsecurity jail, Sylvester Stallone must team up with fellow inmate Arnold Schwarzenegger to break out. So it’s pretty much a documentary. With Jim Caviezel and Vincent D’Onofrio. Cinema, Greece FREE BIRDS (PG): In this animated adventure, two turkeys travel through time in an attempt to get their kind taken off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy
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Notices HEAT AND EAT. With SNAP, you don’t have to choose! If you are approved for SNAP, you may also be eligible for help with your heating bill through HEAP. Find out if you may be eligible for SNAP by calling (585) 295-5624 or (585) 295-5626. LAWNY, Inc. ® Monroe County Nutrition Outreach & Education Program. Prepared by a project of Hunger Solutions New York, USDA/FNS and NYSOTDA. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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MEDICAL DOCTOR/ ADDICTIONOLOGIST PT/8 hours a week and the schedule to be determined. Provides coverage in the absence of the Medical Director of the clinic and is responsible for peer reviews and H&P’s as needed. Requirements: Current/Valid NYS MD license; X-license & Board Certified. We are willing to mentor the right candidate who is willing to pursue an X-license and shows interest in the alcohol and substance abuse field. Please send resume to: CONIFER PARK ATTN: Human Resources 79 Glenridge Rd. Glenville, NY 12302. Fax: (518)952-8345 e-mail:
OT/PT/SLP’s! Relocate to CNY. Immed. openings (FT/ PT) avail. to provide therapy services for children in a variety of locations. Excellent salary/benefits or contracted rate. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 820-8014 (message) PAID IN ADVANCE!!! Make up to $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001!
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Volunteers A SECOND THOUGHT Resale Shop in East Rochester is accepting applications for volunteer sale associates and online researchers. Shop benefits people with disabilities in Guatemala. Call (585) 3402000. BECOME A DOCENT at the Rochester Museum & Science Center Must be an enthusiastic communicator, Like working with children. Learn more at http://www.rmsc.org/Support/ Volunteer Or call 585-6971948
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Impact the number of ownerless cats living outside. All training provided. 585-7874209 or habitat4cats@yahoo. com! HERITAGE CHRISTIAN STABLES, a therapeutic horsemanship program for children and adults with developmental disabilities, is looking for volunteers to serve as horse leaders and side walkers. Call Kim
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MEALS ON WHEELS Needs Volunteers for :Meal delivery. Clerical work and answering phones, scheduling volunteers to deliver routes. For more information visit our website at www.vnsnet.com or call 7878326.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF ROCHESTER needs adult tutors to help adults who are waiting to improve their reading, writing, English speaking, or
SCHOOL #12 999 South Ave. is looking for reading & math volunteers, English & Spanish. Training provided. Call Vicki 585-461-4282
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Notice of Formation of PARAGON MARINE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/28/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 303 Colorado Dr., Webster, NY 14580. 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 ] 1492 Properties LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 5/24/13. 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 1492 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] 7MASS DEVELOPMENT, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/21/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 314 Knickerbocker Ave Rochester, NY 14615. Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] BERKELEY ASSOCIATES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/24/02. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC PO Box 10282 Rochester, NY 14610 Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ]
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Custom Built Wine Cellars, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 7/9/12. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 50 Woodgreen Dr., Pittsford, NY 14534. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] EAST COAST ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 10/22/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 384 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] LIGHTHOUSE TATTOO LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/11/13. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of
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LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 742 South Ave., Apt. 2, Rochester, NY 14607, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] MLA CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 524 Hamlin Parma Townline Rd., Hilton, NY 14468. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Not.of Form. of 2Hearts Desire, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1022-2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O 2Hearts Desire ,LLC, 33 Starwood Dr, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose:any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Jorgen LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/3/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it maybe served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 95 Alton Way, West Henrietta, NY 14586. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Luxe Rust LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) October 3,2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 30 Shadow Pines Dr. Penfield, NY 14526 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 33 Birch Crescent, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on October 21, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 63 Belmont St. Rochester, New York . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 921 PPR, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 7450 Pittsford
Legal Ads Palmyra Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of AFFORDABLEFURNITURE-ROCHESTER LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) May 9th, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Legal Zoom, 101 N. Bland Blvd., 11th Floor, Glendale, CA 911203. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of AL’S MAINTENANCE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/28/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 328 Jordan Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of AOTEK, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/08/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Till Fritzsching, 29 Old Stone Road Rochester, NY 14615. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Aurora Research & Consulting, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/10/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 34 Still Pond Way W. Henrietta NY 14586. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Bad Boyz LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/8/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 630 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of C & D Fitness, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/26/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1942 West Ridge Rd., Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activities.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of CORRECTIVE DYNAMICS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 3177 Latta Rd., #113, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Greece Ridge Storage LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/8/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 630 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Integrated Sonics, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 09/11/13 Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process 50 Park Circle Rd, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of J Mazur Consulting LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Department of State on 08/30/2013. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 7 Turning Leaf Dr, Pittsford, NY 14534. The purpose of the Company is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of JBCY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/2013. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 202 Chestnut Hill Dr., Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JML HOUSING, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 Ericsson Street, Rochester, NY
14610. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Joywave Industries LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 125 Ledgewood Dr., Rochester, NY 14615. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of K Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 333 Hollenbeck St., Rochester, NY 14621. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Life Script Mental Health Counseling Services. PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/16/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. Principle office of PLLC: 202 Dickinson Road, Webster, NY 14580. United States Corporation Agents, Inc (7014 13th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 12228) designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. Registered agent shall mail process to the PLLC at the address of its principle office. Purpose: Mental Health Counseling. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LIFE SOLUTIONS PSYCHOTHERAPY LCSW, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of PLLC: 559 MacIntosh Dr., Rochester, NY 14626. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: S.A. EDWARDS PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on October 11, 2013. Office location: Monroe. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 61 East Street, Fairport, New York 14450. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: FLORAL EXPRESSIONS BY JENNI, LLC. Articles of
Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/09/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 243 Ogden-Parma Town Line Road, Spencerport, New York 14559. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: HAKARAT HATOV PROPERTIES AT ROCHESTER, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/09/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1911 Avenue L, Brooklyn, New York 11230. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LZ Vending LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 09/10/2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 29 Treetop Drive, Fairport, NY, 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Michael A. Guarino, Attorney At Law PLLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/22/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 108 Triple Diamond Way, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: to practice the profession of Law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MLS HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MMI Enterprises, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Anthony A. DiNitto, Esq., 8 Silent Meadows Drive,
Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MVPS PRODUCTIONS, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/31/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 18 Helmsford Way, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of PENNANT OUTDOOR LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 79 Madison Ave., 7th Fl., NY, NY 10036. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Scott Edward Aufenanger at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of Ridgewood Medical Health, PLLC (“PLLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 9/30/2013, pursuant to Limited Liability Company Law Section 1203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS designated as agent for PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: 2081 W Ridge Rd Ste 205, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: Medicine and any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of S&J Carthage Properties LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/26/2013. Office location: Monroe County. Principal office of LLC: 95 Belmont St., Rochester, NY 14620. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the address of its principal office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 519 Joseph Ave., Rochester, NY 14605. 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 SOLOMON’S CHOICE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/08/13. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1769 Redman Rd., Hamlin, NY 14464. 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 Tipping Point Communications, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/6/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 277 Alexander Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Westfall Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/23/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 630 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of garageman’s lien and sale 7:30 am 12/12/2013 Craig Autometrics 10 Winthrop St. Rochester NY of 1988 BMW WBABB2306J8855800 owner Andrea L. Mccadden
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Notice of Formation of SIBLEY REDEVELOPMENT PHASE IV LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of Qualification of CZM MANAGEMENT LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Florida (FL) on 09/27/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. FL addr. of LLC: 1201 Hays St., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of FL, Clifton Bldg., 2661 Executive Center Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GALLAGHER VOLUNTARY BENEFITS, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/04/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/30/13. Princ. office of LLC: 295 Woodcliff Dr., Ste. 101, Fairport, NY 14450. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Insurance brokerage. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Phelan Construction, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/10/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in MA on 7/7/08. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. MA and principal business address: 323 Washington St., Suite 1, Westwood, MA 02090. Cert. of Org. filed with MA Sec. of State, One Ashburton Pl., Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of SWITCH IT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/08/09. Princ. office of LLC: 902 Broadway, 6th Fl., NY, NY 10010. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Unither Manufacturing LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/23/13. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in DE on 5/23/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 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 ] PROCTOR ROAD INVESTMENTS LLC App. for Auth. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/26/2012. LLC was organized in DE on 12/19/2011. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Ste. 201, Rochester, NY 14606. Required office at 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Org. filed with SSDE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] PROPARARE LLC App. for Auth. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/6/2013 LLC was organized in DE on 4/9/2012. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606. Required office at 1201 Orange St., Ste. 600, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Org. filed with SSDE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] SB JOHNSON PROPERTIES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 7/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 21 Davy Dr., Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14624. General Purpose [ NOTICE ] UMO PROPERTIES LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 9/27/13. 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 620 Park Ave #190 Rochester, New York 14607. The purpose of the Company is any lawful business. [ NOTICE ] Wicked Good Sugar LLC filed Arts. of Org. with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on October 23, 2013. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to P.O. Box 354, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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[ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Lock 32 Brewing Company, LLC. Art of Org. files with Sec’y. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC 10 Scheon Place, Pittsford, NY 14534. Pupose: Any lawful activity
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XLNQ LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/31/2013. Office location: Monroe county. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at 85 Friel Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: Any lawful activity
Name: EXIT 24 BAND LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/15/2013. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O EXIT 24
BAND LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Fred’s Auto Repair, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/4/2013. Office location: Monroe County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 9 Oakwood Lane, Scottsville, NY 14546. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] TRINITY ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE LLC filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State (SSNY) on 7/17/13. Office
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location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, PO Box 608, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of formation of Camman Acres, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on August 27, 2013. 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 9593 Ridge Road, Brockport, New York 14420. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the limited liability company is Roberts Media Solutions LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on October 18, 2013. The office of the LLC is located in Monroe County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. The address to which a copy of the process served shall be sent is 107 Westland Avenue, Rochester NY 14618. The LLC is managed by a manager. The purpose of the LLC is any lawful business. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NORTON AUTOMOTIVE CENTER, LLC ] Art. of Organization filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/08/13. Office of location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent if LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 45 Exchange Blvd. Ste 713, Rochester, NY 14614 . Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2013-3473 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Frank B. Iacovangelo, as Public Administrator of the Estate of Ronald A. Guarino; United States of America; People of the State of New York, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 16, 2013 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office
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Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on November 27, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 3521 Lyell Road, Rochester, NY 14606, Tax Account No. 103.20-1-2, described in Deed recorded in Liber 10750 of Deeds, page 181; lot size .27 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: $104,537.18 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: October 2013 Suzanne L. Brunsting, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2012-11232 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Estate of Mary Ellen Pembrook, Melinda Ellis, individually and as CoExecutor of the Estate of Mary Ellen Pembrook; Lisa Brunette, Individually and as Co-Executor of the Estate of Mary Ellen Pembrook; Stephen Ellis; Thomas Ellis; Jerome John Pembrook, Deceased; and any persons who are heirs or distributees of Jerome John Pembrook, Deceased, and all persons who are widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be deceased, and their husbands, wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; Strong Memorial Hospital; Videos Plus; Account Management Services LLC; New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, New York State Tax Commissioner; Fairlane Credit LLC; Workers Compensation Board of the State of New York; Georgia McCabe and Scott Brownstein; RAB Performance Recoveries, LLC; People of the State of New York; United States of America; Thomas Ellis, Defendants. Pursuant to a
Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 10, 2013 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on November 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Irondequoit, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 153 Kings Lane, Rochester, NY 14617, Tax Account No. 076.16-2-74, described in Deed recorded in Liber 3308 of Deeds, page 208; lot size .25 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: $67,276.59 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: October 2013 Heidi W. Feinberg, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2012-2588 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Thomas A. Randazzo; Capital One Bank USA NA; Midland Funding LLC, doing business in New York as Midland Funding of Delaware LLC; “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe”, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated December 6, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on November 27, 2013 at 9:00 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 Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 318 Wolcott Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606, Tax Account No. 104.09-4-48, described in Deed recorded in Liber 6716 of Deeds, page 283; lot size .12 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: $15,421.65 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: October 2013 Victoria M. Lagoe, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2013-6296 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Andrew F. Mazzucco; Discover Bank; ESL Federal Credit Union, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated November 6, 2013 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on December 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 36 Emilia Circle, Rochester, NY 14606; Tax Account No. 103.20-1-29 described in Deed recorded in Liber 8610 of Deeds, page 465; lot size 47.49 x 172.68. 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: $77,482.08 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: November 2013 Matthew J. Fero, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICES ] Notice of Formation of SIBLEY REDEVELOPMENT PHASE III LLC. Arts. of Org. filed
with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ SUMMONS ] STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BRANCH SAWYER COUNTY CASE NO: 13-CV-145 Case Classification: 30405 BETH AND DUANE MEYER N2699 County Road W. New London WI, 54961 Plaintiffs, v. CELINE M. ERNST P.O. Box 278 Cazenovia, NY 13035 Defendant: THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO EACH PERSON NAMED ABOVE AS DEFENDANT: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is attached, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within twenty (20) days of receiving this summons, forty-five (45) days if you are the State of Wisconsin, an insurance company, or if the cause of action is founded in tort, sixty (60) days if you are the United States of America, you must respond with a written Answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The Court may reject or disregard an Answer that does not follow the requirements or the Statutes. The Answer must be sent or delivered to the Court and the Plaintiff’s attorney whose addresses follow: Sawyer County Courthouse Attn: Clerk of Courts 10610 Main St., Suite 74 Hayward, WI 54843 Christopher S. Snyder Epiphany Law, LLC 4211 North Lightning Drive Appleton, MI 54913. You may have an attorney help of represent you. If you do not provide a proper Answer within the specified time frame above, the Court may grant Judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A Judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A Judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Datds the 20th day of August 2013. Epiphany Law, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiffs Christopher S. Snyder State Bar No. 1081506 A Member of the Firm Epiphany Law, LLC 4211 N. Lightning Drive, Appleton, WI 54913 Telephone: 920.996.0000 Fax: 920.996.0001
Fun [ NEWS OF THE WEIRD ] BY CHUCK SHEPHERD Downtown London residences are known to be staggeringly expensive, but media blogger Sam Cookney calculated in October just how much. Cookney said he can live in an upscale apartment in Barcelona, Spain, and commute almost every workday to London (700 miles away) for less money than a modest central London rental. (Sixteen commuter days over four weeks a month would run, in pound-dollar equivalents: $2,420 for a West Hampstead rental, $121 council tax, and $188 transit travel card, totaling $2,730. Barcelona, in euro-dollar equivalents: $938 for a three-bedroom flat with three balconies near transit, no tax, $47 daily round-trip on Ryanair, $32 a day in airport transportation, totaling $2,202 -- a savings of $528 a month.) Plus, he said, sunny Barcelona is on the Mediterranean. (On the other hand, Cookney luckily can work on the plane, for each flight is two hours long.)
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— Lawyers for Radu Dogaru, who is on trial in Romania for stealing masterpieces last year from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, said the heist was also the museum’s fault -- for having such unimaginably lax security -- and that if the museum did not admit that, Dogaru would sue. Museum officials said they had tracked some of the works to Dogaru’s mother, who is claiming ignorance, and the son’s lawyers hope to discount any insurance-company judgments against her by spreading the blame. — The online retailer Amazon.com maintains a side business of operating massive Internet-capacity “cloud” farms and contracts out space to some of the world’s largest entities, including U.S. government agencies. In a case brought to light in October by a U.S. Court of Claims ruling, Amazon had won its bid against IBM for a
cloud contract with the CIA, but had gone a step further by actually improving the CIA’s system and implementing a better plan. In the bizarre world of government contracts, that created a “fairness” problem, as IBM argued that its rights were violated because the specified contract work was no longer exactly what was being done (i.e., the client’s work was being done better). IBM lodged a time-consuming protest, but later dropped the suit. — Update: Perhaps thousands of Baghdad residents have been killed by bomb couriers who had passed through supposedly secure checkpoints that were “equipped” with useless ADE-651 bomb “detectors,” but the devices were surely to be history following the April fraud conviction of the British scam artist who made $75 million selling them. (American officials had warned Iraqis for years that the ADE-651 was basically a novelty golf-ball finder.) However, despite the debunking evidence brought out at trial, Iraqi police continue to use them, according to an October dispatch in London’s The Independent, with the September death toll at nearly 1,000 from bombers who passed through checkpoints, past silent ADE-651s. Even Prime Minister al-Maliki vouches that the ADE works “up to 60 percent” of the time.
Least Competent Criminals Recurring Theme: Joshua Goverman, 29, was arrested in Glendale, Ariz., in October for allegedly stealing copper wiring from the back of an air-conditioner truck in a driveway. The thief apparently had trouble pulling on the wires, and police found a human finger at the scene. Despite Goverman’s excuse (that he cut his finger during a “car repair”), the crimescene finger’s print matched Goverman’s other fingers’ prints.
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[ LOVESCOPE ] BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Romantic plans aren’t likely to run smoothly. Sit back and relax with friends for now, and let anyone showing interest to come to you. An inconsistency regarding what you want will make it difficult to make a personal promise to anyone. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Add communication, affection and romance into the mix, and you will find yourself head-overheels in love. Fast-paced and heading in a direction that is focused on a long-term commitment, you will be entranced by the events that unfold. GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
You’ll have trouble making up your mind when it comes to a personal relationship. Leading someone on will only make matters more confusing. Take a pass if you are laboring over which way to go. Question both your motives and those of your wannabe partner. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t hold back when it comes to love. Pursue happiness, and you will find true love. The more fun you are to be with, the more attractive you will be to those you meet while out at events or participating in activities. Enjoy the moment and embrace life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep
moving. Trying to settle on one person will be difficult. Jealousy issues are apparent, as are limitations and frustrations. Don’t give in to someone putting pressure on you or restricting your freedom. For the time being, explore and experiment when it comes to love. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t put on a front or try to buy love. All you have to do is participate in singles events or an activity conducive to socializing and meeting new people, and you will find someone special. Love is within reach, but it won’t happen if you don’t make the effort.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Trying to keep the peace isn’t necessarily the way to find love. Emotional relationships and bending to what everyone else wants will not bring you happiness. Take a break and enjoy the company of different suitors. Make your choice based on the partner who is least demanding. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Check out someone from your past who you never quite got over, and you will set your heart free or find a way to make it work. Love is in a high cycle, but first you must take care of the feelings you hang on to from a previous relationship.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t let someone trick you into thinking he or she has changed. Giving someone a second chance may ruin an opportunity you have to find true love. Bide your time and enjoy the company of friends until you find someone who rocks your world. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Mixing business with pleasure will lead to someone who shares your interests and concerns. Take a unique approach to love, and the rest will be history. A quick step and a hop will bring you closer to a long-term commitment. Don’t hesitate to show your persistence.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll attract secret affairs and partners carrying way too much baggage if you aren’t careful. Get the lowdown on whoever you fancy before you let your heart get tangled in a mess that can lead to sorrow. Use your head and protect your heart. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Sharing your thoughts, ideas and solutions will put you in the spotlight and a prime position to attract personal partners. Don’t shy away from someone who doesn’t share your background. The uniqueness someone brings to the relationship is what will hold your attention.
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