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Phone calls from the edge Rod Bales was a helicopter door gunner and crew chief in Vietnam. When he returned home, he was in the early stages of alcoholism. He attempted suicide three times, and says he still copes with post-traumatic stress disorder. Bales has been sober for 14 years, and says he no longer thinks about suicide. But his experience was not unusual. Suicide is a serious issue for both veterans and active service members. In 2007, the federal Department of Veterans Affairs created the Veterans Crisis Line to help veterans and
active service members who are having emotional problems, with a particular focus on preventing suicides. The calls are directed to the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, where a staff of about 200 trained professionals work with callers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And the calls come by the thousands: more than 148,000 so far this year.
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One of your readers called the Occupy movement “a sleepover about nothing in particular.” (Feedback, November 9). I will give you a goal. It should be on all the placards, insistently and everywhere: 90! This is the tax goal on personal incomes over a million a year, including income from investments. No exceptions, no loopholes. This would impact our growing poverty by properly funding our indebted federal and state governments. Ninety-nine percent would be fairer, but let’s be realistic. JOHN WHITE, BRIGHTON
Occupy’s scope needs broadening
The Occupy movement is too narrowly focusing on Wall Street alone. They should be protesting the promiscuous triad of Wall Street, Washington, and the Federal Reserve. No piece of legislation that benefits the elite and well connected comes to life without bipartisan support. We no longer live in a representative democracy. Lobbyists write sample legislation, and some staffer bakes the cake. If you don’t have the connections in the country club or money to pad the reelection coffers, you aren’t represented. Both parties are guilty of this, and in fact we’ve the finest democracy money can buy. Just look at what it costs to run for elected office. The repeal of the Glass-Steagall act by the Clinton Administration led to the excesses of speculators and toxic junk derivatives of 2008. Then President Bush signed into law the civil-liberty-restricting Patriot Act. The Obama administration bailed out Wall City
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Street, which didn’t stop the obscene profits and bonus for Wall Street. There are more corporate lobbyists and advisors in government positions then you can believe. There’s plenty of blame and responsibility to go around. So I have a suggestion. While the Occupy movement clarifies its beliefs and goals, I suggest a visit to the local library to check out a book. “The Secret History of the American Empire” by John Perkins is well worth the read. In it readers will find the politicians of every stripe, the corporations we thought we knew, and the money men of the Federal Reserve, the IMF, and the World Bank, who all had a hand in the taxpayer cookie jar. Perhaps if we truly understand what the game is, we won’t continue to be conned. JAMES SLOWIK, FAIRPORT
Why oppose health-care act?
I am appalled that (according to a recent poll), one out of every two people I deal with every day in Monroe County wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Really? Fifty percent want to deny coverage to sick children with preexisting illnesses? Do you really want to kick young adults off their parents’ health plan during these tough economic times? What about Medicare Part B and giving well visits to seniors? And I assume that you do not want the cost savings built into the plan? Really? A recent Democrat and Chronicle story said that 74 percent of our county residents are worried about keeping their job. It is ironic that if the Affordable Care Act were fully implemented, these people would keep their health care, even if they lost their job. It is amazing how many people will cut off their nose to spite their face. JAMES PELC, HENRIETTA
Ask questions before decision on fracking
As someone who values the animal and plant life on our planet, I expect that any decision on hydraulic fracturing will be based, above all else, on protecting the health and safety of our citizens and their environment. There are many ways to meet our energy needs, and those with a minimal
impact on our life-support systems should be sought first. What needs to be considered? These are some of the items on my list. 1) Are the chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process safe? What is toxic and carcinogenic? 2) How will the HF fluid waste and all the heavy metals, chemicals, and radioactivity brought to the surface be safely disposed of? Who will bear the cost? 3) What regulations have been developed to ensure that the health and safety of the public is protected from the waste produced by HF? 4) What are the effects on our water supply due to HF? Are current and future generations protected? If there is contamination of our water supply, how will it be restored to safe levels? Who will bear the cost? 5) As world demand for water exceeds supplies and “water wars” are likely, what volumes of water will be required by the HF industries? How will their need for water affect the communities surrounding them? 6) Shale gas is mostly methane. As methane gas is a more intensive greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, how will the escape of methane gas into the atmosphere be prevented? 7) Who bears the cost for maintaining and improving roads and bridges that are needed for the HF process? Who pays for services provided by the community such as fire and police? 8) What is the effect of noise, truck traffic, dust, and possible air pollution on surrounding communities? 9) How will the tourism industry be affected? 10) How will state agricultural lands be protected? If they are impacted, who pays the cost? 11) What will be the cost to the DEC and state taxpayers to adequately monitor HF and enforce regulations? I expect my government to thoroughly investigate all aspects of HF and make sure its citizenry is protected, today and in the future generations. As Martin Luther King said, “the time to do the right thing is all the time.” PETER R. MITCHELL, ROCHESTER
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GUEST COMMENTARY | BY SUSAN ORR AND JIM JOHNSON
Our Occupiers, the mayor, and Rochester’s 13 percent After protracted conflict and numerous arrests, Mayor Tom Richards and Occupy Rochester reached an accord allowing the protesters to stay in Washington Square Park. Their agreement is crucially important because absent access to public space, effective freedom to speak and assemble, and along with them democracy, wither. That said, the mayor has not actually engaged with our Occupiers. He claims, after all, that while sympathetic to many of their concerns, most fall far beyond the purview of his administration. Is it so difficult to see how “We Are the 99%!” is relevant to Rochester? The Brookings Institution just issued a report tracing the growth since 2000 of concentrated urban poverty in America. The basic concept is this: Someone lives in concentrated poverty not just if she herself lives at or beneath the officially defined poverty line, but if 40 percent or more of all those residing in the same census tract as she also live at or below the official poverty level. In 2010 the official poverty level was $22,300 for a family of four. Using this metric, the situation in Rochester is grim. Of the primary cities in the 100 largest metropolitan areas in America, Rochester ranks third in concentrated poverty. In relative terms Rochester is just ahead of Syracuse (fourth) and significantly ahead of Albany (20th) and Buffalo (29th). In absolute terms, Rochester has a population of 202,644, of whom 56,813 live at or below the poverty level. Of that poor population, 26,705 reside in concentrated poverty. That is just over 13 percent of the city’s entire population. Concentrated poverty has negative consequences. It tends to depress educational quality, real estate values, and private economic investment while placing upward pressure on crime rates, the cost of living, and local government expenditures. Each of these trends is disturbing. Shouldn’t Mayor Richards consider them to be central to his concerns? According to the Brookings report, those living amid concentrated poverty confront a “double burden” — their individual poverty is compounded by contextual features of “the place in which they live.” This, in turn, “complicates the jobs of policymakers and service providers working to promote connections to opportunity and to alleviate poverty.” The Brookings report, however, neglects other crucially important factors.
The concerns that Occupy Rochester articulates point directly to the plight of many city residents.” Concentrated urban poverty has dire political consequences. While it does not break down the Rochester numbers by race, the report notes that, nationally, “African Americans remained the single largest” racial group experiencing concentrated poverty. There is no reason to suspect that Rochester diverges from that pattern. Political scientists Cathy Cohen and Michael Dawson have demonstrated that African Americans who live in concentrated poverty are more likely to believe that politics works to the advantage of the wealthy and white. And they are less likely to participate in politics in various ways. As in the Brookings report, these findings identify a contextual impact over and above the burden of individual poverty. Significantly, Cohen and Dawson use a much lower threshold (30 percent) to measure the effects of concentrated poverty. So, given the levels the Brookings report establishes, it is likely that the negative political consequences of concentrated poverty in Rochester are especially pronounced. Put bluntly, concentrated poverty like that found in Rochester is bad for our democracy. It reduces political participation among the least advantaged, making it unlikely that the political system will be responsive to their interests and values. Like their counterparts elsewhere, Occupy Rochester decries economic hardship and the highly skewed distribution of wealth and income. The concerns they articulate point directly to the plight of many city residents. This should not be hard for the mayor to understand.
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Susan Orr is assistant professor of political science at the SUNY College at Brockport. Jim Johnson is professor of political science at the University of Rochester. Mary Anna Towler’s Urban Journal is on break this week. It will return next week. rochestercitynewspaper.com
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High-speed funding derailed
The Senate and House of Representatives voted to eliminate federal highspeed rail funding. The legislation has been sent to the White House. Representative Louise Slaughter, an ardent supporter of high-speed rail, criticized the cut but said New York can still apply for rail funding through another federal transportation program.
Fracking hearing packed
Close to 900 people attended a Department of Environmental Conservation hearing in Dansville on hydraulic fracturing. Outside of the hearing, pro- and anti-fracking groups held rallies, though the majority of the speakers were anti-fracking, said media reports.
A safer route to city schools?
The city school board’s policy committee is advocating a change to the district’s transportation policy to guarantee transportation to and from school for K-6 students who live in some of the city’s more troubled neighborhoods. Students who live 1.5 miles or less from their school are currently not eligible for transportation.
Plans for train and bus station unveiled
The public was able to comment and view preliminary plans for the Rochester Intermodal Transportation Center. Possible sites include the existing Central Avenue Amtrak station, a lot on Andrews Street on the west side of the Genesee River, the former US Post Office on Cumberland, and the Kodak parking lot on State Street. The plan calls for a 20,000square-foot building to serve as the city’s hub for Amtrak, Greyhound, and Trailways buses; taxicabs; and other forms of local public transportation.
EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
Poster collection chronicles AIDS
SF cancels an Otterness sculpture
Several media reported that the San Francisco arts commission has cancelled one of its two contracts with sculptor Tom Otterness. The decision is the result of protests over Otterness’s killing of a dog 34 years ago as part of an art project. In Rochester, the Memorial Art Gallery has been criticized for continuing with a commission for an Otterness sculpture on its grounds.
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The University of Rochester has acquired a collection of AIDS public-health posters, dating back to 1981. The collection was accumulated and donated by Dr. Edward Atwater (not pictured). Photo by matt deturck
Dr. Edward Atwater says that, starting with stamps, he has always been a collector. And when he began seeing public-health posters concerning AIDS, he knew the posters were unique and worth collecting. Atwater began to study how Americans and societies around the world responded to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the messages communicated through these posters. He has more than 6,200 posters — the earliest from 1981 — from more than 100 countries. He acquired them from clinics, by trading with other collectors, and through other means. “I started collecting them as medical history, but their significance is really about social history,” says Atwater, emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The first posters were about fund raisers, Atwater says, when little was known about the disease except that it was fatal.
“Then there was the discovery of how the disease could and could not be transmitted,” he says. The next generation of posters reassured a paranoid public that there was no reason to fear or avoid people with AIDS, since the disease could not be transmitted by touching or kissing. The posters continued to evolve, often using language and images that pushed cultural boundaries. And public-health agencies learned how to tailor their messages to reach specific audiences. The posters were a versatile and inexpensive way to communicate with many people at once, Atwater says. Atwater recently donated the collection to the Rare Books and Special Collections Library at the University of Rochester. The collection can be viewed online: http://aep.lib.rochester.edu/browse
New York has legitimate reasons for implementing strong ballast-water regulations. The state is struggling with all kinds of aquatic invasive species, from microscopic water fleas to the bigger round goby. Zebra mussels and quagga mussels entered the Great Lakes through the St. Lawrence Seaway and have spread widely since.
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EDUCATION | BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO
New York’s ballast-water regulations under attack
School 6 down, but not out?
The House of Representatives has passed legislation that could invalidate New York’s tough new ship ballast-water regulations. New York’s regulations, which are supposed to go into effect in 2013, limit the number of live organisms that can be present in ships’ ballast water. New York essentially sets the ballast water standards for the entire Great Lakes system, since the St. Lawrence Seaway is the main entry point for oceangoing commercial ships. House Republicans have made several attempts at quashing New York’s regulations. Last week, they advanced a Coast Guard reauthorization bill that also requires a federal ballast-water standard; that legislation passed. That standard will trump any state regulations, even if the state regulations are tougher. Jen Nalbone, navigation and invasive species director for Great Lakes United, says the legislation requires only a mediocre standard. Under the current law, federal agencies could implement a stricter standard, but the House bill would make that difficult, Nalbone says. “It ties New York’s hands to protect its waters from invasive species from ballast,” Nalbone says. The Senate hasn’t voted on the reauthorization bill and could approve a version
The city school board has voted to close School 6 at the end of the school year. The decision comes about a year after the board backed away from a proposal by former Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard to close Schools 6 and 2. | The school building is needed for alternate classroom space while other buildings undergo construction in a massive project to upgrade and modernize district schools. | The school board will reevaluate the decision to close School 6 in a year to determine how the building will be used in the future. It will be used for educational purposes, though it may not necessarily be a school. | An evaluation team will make a recommendation on how to re-use the facility. | Interim Superintendent Bolgen Vargas said that without closing School 6, the district would have to lease additional space at its Hart Street facility. That would increase costs for the construction project by more than $31 million over 15 years, he said. That news seemed to shock some board members, who said they weren’t told about the added costs when they agreed to keep Schools 2 and 6 open. The proposal then, they said, was to use the building at 690 St. Paul Street as alternate classroom space. The district already leases space at 690 St. Paul, so there wouldn’t be any additional costs involved.
of its own. If it differs in any way from the House bill, the two chambers will have to reconcile the legislation. Past ballast regulation bills have died in the Senate specifically because of state Louise Slaughter. preemption issues, FILE PHOTO Nalbone says. The Coast Guard is already in the process of developing new ballast-water regulations. Last week, a group of House representatives, including Louise Slaughter, sent a letter to Coast Guard Admiral Robert Papp Jr., asking the agency to finish the regulations. New York has legitimate reasons for implementing strong ballast water regulations. The state is struggling with all kinds of aquatic invasive species, from microscopic water fleas to the bigger round goby. Zebra mussels and quagga mussels entered the Great Lakes through the St. Lawrence Seaway; they’ve spread widely since, causing problems and damage just about everywhere they appear. They’re ecological and economic threats.
Cost of War 4,483 US servicemen and servicewomen, 318 Coalition servicemen and servicewomen, and approximately 103,537 to 113,126 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to November 18. American casualties from October 25 to November 4: -- 1st Lt. Dustin D. Vincent, 25, Mesquite, Texas -- Spc. David E. Hickman, 23, Greensboro, N.C. IRAQ TOTALS —
1,840 US servicemen and servicewomen and 970 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 9 to 16: -- Pfc. Theodore B. Rushing, 25, Longwood, Fla. -- Sgt. 1st Class Johnathan B. McCain, 38, Apache Junction, Ariz. -- Spc. Calvin M. Pereda, 21, Fayetteville, N.C. -- Spc. James R. Burnett Jr., 21, Wichita, Kan. -- Pfc. Matthew C. Colin, 22, Navarre, Fla. —
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Monroe County is failing its children, says Dr. Jeff Kaczorowski, a pediatrician and executive director of the advocacy group, the Children’s Agenda. The group recently released a status report on children and youth in Monroe County. The report measures how children are doing by looking at their health and safety, economic self-sufficiency, school readiness and school success, and their ultimate outcomes including graduation rates, teen birth rate, and arrests for violent crimes. The report, titled “A Decade of Decline,” found that from 1999 to 2009, more children are living in poverty, more are victims of abuse and neglect, and that Rochester continues to struggle with teenage pregnancy and infant mortality. (You can find the report here: www.thechildrensagenda.org). “We had a sense that things weren’t going so well,” Kaczorowski says, “but I don’t think we thought it was that bad. To have 21 variables and 15 of them are getting worse? What kind of track record is that?” There is some good news: more 4-yearolds are participating in pre-kindergarten programs than ever before, the number of children with elevated lead levels in their blood has dropped significantly, and more than 96 percent of children in Monroe County have health insurance.
But the majority of the report is unsettling. Some of the worst statistics: • Less than 15 percent of Monroe County children have access to high quality child care; • More than 20 percent of children live in poverty; • Less than 15 percent of kids have access to quality after-school programs; • Reports of child abuse and neglect have risen by 47 percent since 2003. “The world has changed incredibly in 10 years, and we are doing worse by kids,” Kaczorowski says “We own that.” There are four proven ways to improve outcomes for children and youth, Kaczorowski
says: expand evidence-based home-visitation programs like the Nurse Family Partnership — which is for first-time mothers — to capacity; increase access to quality child care and pre-k; get more children into effective after-school programs; and implement a violence prevention and social and emotional program in every elementary school in the city school district. “A social and emotional program is proven to increase academic outcomes,” Kaczorowski says. “It’s all about identifying how to relate to other people, what triggers make you anxious, how to persist in a task.” The problem, he says, is that communities often lack the patience or the political will to make the initial upfront investments in
Dr. Jeff Kaczorowski of the Children’s Agenda says people need to wake up and realize what’s happening to children in Monroe County. The news isn’t good. FILE PHOTO
these programs. The money typically goes to intervention, Kaczorowski says, instead of prevention, even though the long-term savings would be much greater under the latter. For pre-k programs, for example, the return on investment may be as high as $17 for every $1 invested by the time a child reaches adulthood, Kaczorowski says. Kaczorowski calls for a “transformative vision” for Monroe County’s children, which could include strategies like children’s impact statements in local budgets, and social-impact bonds. “We have to have public entities — governments — understand how important this is, and what the return on investment for this stuff is,” Kaczorowski says. “We want action. We really want to make sure that the community is aware of what has happened for kids.”
ACTIVISM | BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN
Occupy brings reform proposals to City Council Several members of Occupy Rochester addressed City Council last week, issuing what they said was the first in a series of demands for progressive reform. Occupier Olivia Nole-Maltezzi said the reforms are “vital for positive change,” and the beginning of a long reformation process. The demands addressed housing, labor, urban farming, and public funding of private projects. Nole-Maltezzi asked City Council to set aside 20 acres of land for urban farming within the next year. Doing so would help alleviate generational poverty, she said, and give city residents ready access to healthy, cheaper food. It would also, she said, improve neighborhoods by making use of vacant land. Occupier Richard Yaniak decried “corporation manipulation” of local
communities and municipalities to get tax breaks and other unfair advantages. He called for an end to corporate welfare and said that all private projects receiving financial or technical assistance from the city should use 75 percent to 100 percent local labor. Yaniak also called for a moratorium on residential foreclosures until the courts can fully sort out the abuses in the current system, and for the creation of an urban homesteading program. “Housing is a human right,” he said. Occupier Jason Sager criticized the use of taxpayer money to finance private projects that, he said, enrich local developers but are of disputable benefit to the community. He pointed to the recently announced Windstream deal in which the city will sell the building Windstream will use at Midtown for
$1. Windstream will also seek tax abatements through COMIDA, a city official has said. Public resources should make up no more than 10 percent of a project’s total cost, Sager said. Occupiers said there would be more demands coming in the future. “We would like to work with you,” Sager said to Council members. Council was also presented with a petition with more than 1,000 signatures asking for charges to be dropped against the approximately 50 Occupiers who were arrested before Mayor Tom Richards began allowing a 24-hour encampment at Washington Square Park.
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Phone calls from the edge Vietnam veteran Rod Bales says he still doesn’t like to sit with his back to the door in an unfamiliar place. Not being able to see who’s coming and going makes him feel anxious, he says. Bales joined the Army with a high school friend in February 1966. The two were caught in a blizzard near Macedon, and took shelter in a barn. They dreamed of being in the hottest place they could think of. The steamy tropics of Vietnam seemed like a good alternative to Upstate New York in the middle of winter, Bales says. Only 17 at the time, Bales says he thought enlisting was the right thing to do, and he figured he’d be drafted anyway. “Enlisting in the service was like a higher calling, a noble thing to do,” he says. Bales came home about three years later in the early stages of alcoholism and posttraumatic stress disorder. He attempted suicide three times. Bales has been sober for 14 years and says he no longer thinks of suicide. But he still suffers from PTSD, and says he understands why thousands of veterans call the Veterans Crisis Line, a toll-free hotline for veterans and active service members, at all hours of the day and night. The calls come into a call center run by the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, which is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ vast network of healthcare facilities. The department created the Veterans Crisis Line in 2007. The number, 1-800273-TALK (8255), is the National Suicide Prevention Line. Calls from veterans and active members of the service are then directed to the Veterans Crisis Line, which is staffed by specially trained mentalhealth professionals. The toll-free hotline number is all but tattooed on veterans’ palms. It’s promoted on the VA’s Web site and in VA hospitals and outreach offices across the country. Active-duty service members are also given information about the Veterans Crisis Line. City
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The calls form a complex emotional arc. A caller might be frustrated because he needs transportation to pick up a new pair of glasses. Another might be depressed because his spouse and children have left. And then there’s the caller who says something like, “I have a gun in my lap and I’m planning to use it.” The Veterans Crisis Line call center is
sequestered on an upper floor of the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, about 20 minutes east of Rochester. Call responders, many wearing phone headsets, sit at desks with large computer screens that can provide responders with important information about the people on the line, such as their medical history, address, military status, and records of prior calls. With its dimly lit cubicles and the low, but constant hum of voices, the call center is a nimble hive of caretaking. The call center has grown from 15 responders in 2007 to about 200 today. Approximately 20 to 24 responders staff three daily shifts, fielding calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The highly trained responders listen to the veterans and assess the urgency of the calls. Callers range from active service members sitting on a hillside in Afghanistan, to a homeless veteran calling from a phone booth in San Diego. Most of the callers, about 75 percent, are men. And the volume of calls is so high, it tests the imagination. From October 2010 to September 2011, responders handled 148,198 calls. More than 90,000 were from men and women who identified themselves as veterans or active service members, and more than 10,000 identified themselves as family members or friends of veterans or active service members. And 6,177 of the calls involved rescues of people who were contemplating suicide or already engaged in the act. Since opening in 2007, the call center has handled 478,439 calls and rescued more
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than 17,500 suicidal callers. The quantity of veterans and active service members. Pills are calls reflects a stark reality: a member of the also readily accessible, Kemp says, but they military service commits suicide every 36 aren’t always effective. hours, according to the VA. “One of the things we know is that if The goal for these callers is prevention we ask them very specific questions, they and risk reduction, which frequently requires are more likely to tell us the truth,” she addressing multiple health problems, says says. “So it behooves us to be specific with Janet Kemp, the VA’s national mental health them. Maybe that’s because they’ve done director. Tackling the suicidal thoughts, for the hardest thing and made the call.” example, often involves helping the caller Responders will ask callers if they gain sobriety, she says. can “stay safe until the next day,” when The responders do not provide a mental-health professional can call on individual counseling: they are there mostly them, Kemp says. to intervene. They connect callers with “If they say ‘no,’ then we send help,” mental-health professionals at a nearby VA she says. center. If there isn’t a VA center close by, or After the crisis has passed, responders if the callers require support not offered at make sure the callers connect with the right that facility, other arrangements are made, professionals. Kemp says. “We check within 24 hours to make sure If responders sense that callers are in that the [VA] suicide prevention coordinator imminent danger, either as a threat to did pick up the referral, and followed up themselves or to someone else, responders with them,” Kemp says. “If for some reason are trained to ask a sequence of questions. they can’t find the person, we send someone “They first talk about whatever the out to do a welfare check.” veteran wants to talk about,” Kemp Further calls are made after 72 says. “Usually, it’s a very open-ended hours and after two weeks to make conversation: ‘You sound like you’re upset. What’s bothering you?’” Then, Kemp says, responders ask, “Have you made plans? Do you have a gun? Where is the gun right now? Do you have pills? Have you taken any of the pills?” Handguns and drug overdoses are responders’ biggest worries, Kemp says. Some estimates indicate guns are responsible for as many as 70 percent Janet Kemp is the VA’s national mental health program director. of suicides among
The Canandaigua VA Medical Center (left) is one many health-care facilities in the VA’s national network. Veterans and active service members call into the center (right) day and night.
sure the caller is engaged in care. And after a couple of months have passed, responders make “compassionate callbacks” to see how the caller is responding to care. “We have to make sure that they not only haven’t somehow fallen through the cracks of the system, but that they’re also feeling better,” Kemp says. Repeat calls to the Veterans Crisis Line indicate that the veteran or active service member hasn’t connected to the right type of help, or that the support they’re receiving isn’t working for them. The good thing, Kemp says, is that they’re still trying to help themselves. “We work with their [mental health] care providers on a treatment plan, so that when they call back, we’re not telling them something different than their provider is telling them,” Kemp says. For example, the care provider will often help the veteran or active service member create a plan to cope with anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts. “Maybe it will make the person feel better if they go bowling or to see a funny movie,” Kemp says. “So planning for this ahead of time, the person calls a friend or a sibling to make an arrangement. They both know that going bowling or to the movies means, ‘I’m feeling bad. Can you spend some time with me?’” These details are available so the responder can ask, “Have you thought about calling your brother and going bowling?” The call center’s responders have
varied backgrounds. Many are veterans themselves, Kemp says, or have worked with the VA and are familiar with the population served by the Medical Center. Some responders have degrees in psychology or social work. The call center tends to attract people who are drawn to the emotional intensity of the work.
Mary Woodruff, a licensed mental health counselor, is a good example. She began working at the call center in 2005. “A big piece of the job is the intensity of it from the moment you hit the ground,” she says. “It’s scary in the beginning.” Woodruff says many of the callers need someone to stop and listen to them. Listening without judgment is rare, she says. “But it’s absolutely crucial to be able to do this,” she says. “I’m trying to be as present as possible when I’m on the phone because it can mean someone’s life or death if I miss something.” Woodruff says she can usually hear a change in the caller’s voice that lets her know that he or she is going to be OK. “I’ve heard the call where someone says, ‘I’m going to end this. Come and get my kids,’” she says. “But if you stick with them and let them be heard, somehow the process works as it’s supposed to.” Shift supervisor Dan Brown says the hardest part for him was accepting that some people won’t seek help. A woman once called on behalf of her sister who had already completed her suicide about an hour earlier, Brown says. The caller didn’t know what to do, so she called the Veterans Crisis Line. “I thought, ‘Oh my god, did I just hear that?’” Brown says. Brown says he’s learned to listen for what he calls the buffers to suicide. “They’ll say, ‘If it wasn’t for my religion’ or ‘my child’ or ‘my pet, ‘I would kill myself,’” Brown says. That’s their firewall, he says, and it can prevent them from going through with the suicide. The calls can last a couple of minutes or, in rescue situations, a couple of hours, Brown says. There’s no time limit. Despite tomes of research, much is still
unknown about suicide and suicide prevention.
“ A big piece of the job is the intensity of it from the moment you hit the ground. It ’ s scary in the beginning. ” MARY WOODRUFF
Suicide recently moved from the 11th overall cause of death among adults in the US to the 10th, Kemp says. And most experts agree that suicide rates among veterans and active service members have increased in recent years. The high number and duration of tours may be creating risk factors for active-duty service members in Iraq and Afghanistan. Added to that is the financial stress and pressures of raising children under such transitory conditions, Kemp says. But what’s still unclear is how much the rates have increased, and why. Much of the confusion stems from the different ways suicides are reported. There are more than 30,000 suicides in the US annually, according to a 2008 report prepared for Congress. Suicides among veterans and active service members are included in that number. Some research suggests that they may account for about 20 percent of these deaths. But there is no suicide surveillance and reporting system specifically designed for veterans. While the Center for Disease Control collects data on suicide rates, many states are not required to report that the deceased was a veteran or active service member.
VA Director Kemp says she is concerned by the growing assertion that military service somehow increases suicide rates, and that there are precise ways of preventing it. Out of all the suicides that occur among active service members, about a third occur with people who are deployed, about a third occur among those who are home, and about a third occur among those who’ve never been deployed, she says. And Vietnam-era veterans make up about a third of the suicides among all veterans, Kemp says. Bales is a Vietnam vet, but says he liked his time in the Army. “I was a door gunner and crew chief on helicopters,” he says. “I loved flying. I loved helicopters.” He says he can’t pinpoint a particular incident that caused his PTSD. He says he understands the symptoms, and how the disorder led to his struggle with alcoholism and to his suicide attempts. But he says he doesn’t know when or how it happened. “Instantly something inside of you changes and nothing is ever the same again,” he says.
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Center at 123 East Main Street. Tickets: members, $45; non-members, $50. Reservations: Karen Hite, 546-6920 or www.rddc.org.
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ColorBrightonGreen.org will host a presentation by Kevin Schulte, CEO of Ontario-based Sustainable Energy Developments, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, for area residents who want to learn more about their energy options, such as home-based wind energy. Community Energy officials will be available to show residents how to select wind and other renewable
The Rochester Downtown Development Corporation and the Rochester Rotary Club will present “Vision Future: Rochester’s Leadership Team” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6. The event will feature speakers County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochester Mayor Tom Richards, and it will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention
The Lower Mill of Honeoye Falls will host a public forum on hydrofracking at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 28. The citizens and business owners of Monroe, Livingston, and Ontario counties are sponsoring the forum. The event will be held at 61 North Main Street, Honeoye Falls.
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While Rochester has its fair share of quality Mexican restaurants, many still mourned the loss of El Parian Mexican Grille (3070 W. Henrietta Road, now Nick Tahou’s Hots) when it closed last year. Those patrons will be glad to know that its former manager, Ramón Herrera, has opened a new Mexican grill less than a mile away. Mariachi Mexican Grill opened its doors earlier this month in Henrietta in a former DiBella’s location. Herrera has transformed the small sub shop space into a rich, warm, and cozy restaurant by adding mustard-colored tufted leather booths, a large, colorful mural, and adobe-style interior roofing that juts out over the bar and an adjoining wall. The jampacked seven-page menu features a wide variety of lunch and dinner combination plates as well as a la carte choices, appetizers, desserts, and a children’s menu. For starters, diners should try the El Mariachi dip, a gooey cheese concoction made even more delicious by the addition of grilled shrimp, chicken, steak, and chorizo. It’s served with pico de gallo and tortillas, but there’s no shame in digging in with a spoon (or your face). Entrée selections include the expected — fajitas, quesadillas, chimichangas, and burritos — but those looking to try something different should consider the grilled catfish tacos or chilaquiles. Traditional Mexican desserts are also offered, including
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County (249 Highland Ave.) has two seasonally appropriate upcoming cooking classes. The first, “Soup, Soup and More Soup,” is being offered on two Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, at 6 p.m. for $35. The class is being led by Bill Park, executive chef at the Rochester Chapter of American Red Cross, and will feature handson cooking of several varieties of comforting soups. The second course, “Back to Your Roots – Vegetable, That Is,” is being led by Rosita Caridi-Miller, chef and owner of Cibi Deliziosi (3894 Rush-Mendon Road) and takes place Monday, December 5; the cost is $30. Participants will learn how to incorporate root vegetables into entrees, sides, and appetizers in anticipation of the upcoming holiday celebrations. For more information, call 461-1000 or visit mycce.org.
flan, sopapilla and fried ice cream. As for beverages, Mariachi Mexican Grill serves up eight varieties of tequila, which can be ordered as shots or in foot-high margaritas. Daiquiris, mixed drinks, beer, and wine are also available. Mariachi Mexican Grill is located at 400 Jefferson Road. Prices range from $7 to $14. It is open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and Closings Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information, South Wedge bakery Eco Bella has closed. call 424-4411 or visit its page on Facebook. It was known for its wide variety of vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free baked goods. The Books and beans reason for its closing is unknown, though International franchise Tim Hortons opened the owners posted the following message its 33rd location in the Rochester area inside to the business’s website: “Eco Bella Bakery the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe has closed, thanks to all of our wonderful County (115 South Ave.) last week. The customers for the past three years.” coffee and doughnut shop is situated in the Upscale restaurant Peter Geyer space formerly housed by Simply Crepes, Steakhouse, formerly situated within the which closed in October of last year. In Brookwood Inn (800 Pittsford-Victor Road) addition to the hot beverages and doughnuts in Pittsford, has closed. The restaurant went the Canadian franchise is known for, it also under new ownership early last year. It was serves a variety of sandwiches, paninis, wraps, known for its dry-aged and specialty cuts of and soups. The library location is open beef and seafood. The Brookwood Inn says it Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdaythat will soon announce a new restaurant to Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, take over the space. visit timhortons.com. Chow Hound focuses on local restaurant and food news. Do you have a tip for our writers? 52 pick up Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for a gift for a foodie, frugal, or hard-to-buy-for friend? Check out the newly available Rochester Dining Cards.
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[ DJ/Electronic ] Electric Flurry Saturday, December 17. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 7 p.m. $22-$36. 232-3221. rochestermainstreetarmory.com [ Pop/Rock ] Port Chuck Friday, May 14. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 8 p.m. $40-$250. 546-3887. waterstreetmusic.com.
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favorite band, Big Time Rush, is headlining this year’s Jingle Jam. BTR is basically the 21st century answer to The Monkees. It’s a made-for-TV group featuring four pretty boys who get into adventures and sing in pretty much every episode. As far as Nickelodeon shows go it’s fairly palatable to adults, and the music is slickly produced and catchy. For this show Rush will be joined by popreggae act Sean Paul, seeking-a-solo-career Joe Jonas, Lloyd (purveyor of the infectious “Dedication to My Ex”), Patrick Stump, and Skyler Grey. — BY ERIC REZSNYAK
ROC_Chip Anniversary Show Friday, November 25 Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. | $7-$9 | bugjar.com [ CHIP MUSIC ] Put down those Black Friday shopping
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Ossia: A Feast of New Music Monday, November 28 Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 8 p.m. | Free | OssiaNewMusic.org [ CLASSICAL ] Recover from the annual turkey
bash with a feast of new music performed by Ossia, a contemporary music group. Sample “Passiontide Motets” by Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952, Germany), composed as a musical focal point for Holy Week 2001 at the Basilica dei SSX Apostoli de Rome. Savor “Il Silenzio Degli Oracoli” by Salvatore Sciarrino (b. 1947, Italy). Delight in “Garden Rain” for brass ensemble by Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996, Japan). And nibble through “Folk Songs” by Luciano Berio (1925-2003, Italy) with its influences of folk music of Kentucky, Armenia, France, Sardinia, and Azerbaijan. — BY PALOMA A. CAPANNA
Roc the Town 2.5: Producers Edition Sunday, November 27 Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. | $10 | 454-2966, bugjar.com [ HIP-HOP/RAP ] Showcasing local rap talent, Roc the
Town is back, this time focusing on producers. Hosted by DJ Chris J and Raggedy Andy of Straight From The Underground, local artists will be on hand to perform tracks done by the producers, including Hassan Mackey, Moses Rockwell, and Maine Point. ACTLIVE will be in attendance as well, working on a new version of WERDPLAY, the label’s freestyle compilations. Attendees receive a CD and food in addition to the plethora of music. — BY ANDY KLINGENBERGER
Rock ‘n’ roll powwow [ review ] by frank de blase
Shuffling my way through the pre-show fog, I had high expectations and even higher hopes for the Judas Priest/Thin Lizzy/Black Label Society show Wednesday, November 16, at the Main Street Armory. I needed a good old-fashioned rock show to clear out the cobwebs. The Armory was packed, the vibe was palpable. With just two remaining original members — guitarist Scott Gorham and drummer Brian Downey — this is the closest we’re going to get to authentic Lizzy without a witch doctor or a Ouija board. The band sounded great. Gorham positively wailed on guitar, going for the throat at every opportunity. Vocalist Ricky Warwick had the unenviable task of filling Phil Lynott’s shoes, but did so admirably. With the crowd singing along loudly as “War Pigs” blasted through the PA, Judas Priest came on blazing. The sound was amazing. I worried that this show was going to sound terrible, but the band’s precision and dynamic intricacies were all there. It dug deep into its 30-plus-year catalogue for what turned out to be a two-and-a-halfhour set. Despite wailing for all these years, Rob Halford’s voice is still there. He still runs the spectrum from grizzly to choir boy. Rock ain’t dead just yet. Neither is the torch song. Coming on like Julie London during a carnival
stop, Pittsburgh’s sideshow chanteuse Phat Man Dee was engaging and bawdy at Abilene on Saturday night. She captivated most and weirded out more than a few. Her voice was bright and brassy, dripping with hints of drama. She explained away her ultra-glam glittery lipstick technique as leftovers from sucking on Dorothy’s shoe before launching into “Over The Rainbow.” Thee Oh Sees played a blistering set to a packed and seething crowd Monday night at the Bug Jar. People had been raving to me about this show all week and now I see why. This San Francisco band is dynamite, wild and frenetic. It was predominantly revved-up garage rock, but the echo-plexed vocals gave a nod to Mr. Phillips, while the band — two guitarists, two drummers, and a keyboardist — sent a salute to Mr. Spector. John Dwyer was a man possessed, shouldering his drop-tuned, 12-string guitar like a rifle, and singing with a vocal attack a la Lux Interior, Jon Spencer, and Linda Lovelace. The sound was noisy in spots as the chaos frequently reared its head, but it was totally appropriate. It was sinister and ferocious and fun. You know, they used to call this the devil’s music. I think they can start calling it that again.
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suck. When you’re doing it by yourself you’ve got to trust your own judgment. You go with your gut instinct. But you’re not completely alone in the studio. There is a producer.
Yes. That definitely helps. You get a lot of insight from that. I start everything in my own in my basement. Then I pick the demos I want to do and take them to the producer. I ended up working with a ton of producers over the past couple years in a ton of different situations. How’d you get started in music?
I was around 11 years old and my parents set me up with drum lessons. So I went and gave that a shot. I loved it and picked up on it really quickly. That started the whole thing for me. The Ready Set is just one man − Jordan Witzigreuter (pictured) − though the live shows feature a full band. PHOTO COURTESY roberto chamorro
Ready, set, go The Ready Set w/The Summer Set, Downtown Fiction, Plug In Stereo Friday, November 25 Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. 6 p.m. | $15-$17 | waterstreetmusic.com Thereadyset.com [ INTERVIEW ] By Frank De Blase
Pop music, for the most part, is a mix of pleasantries and hooks. It’s the sound of lofty ideals and celebration. However, there is room to take it deeper, or at least a few shades darker. There is room for intelligence and creative insight. There is room for The Ready Set. Though it’s a full band live, there’s room because The Ready Set only takes up one spot at the recording table. It’s just one guy, Jordan Witzigreuter, a lone wolf, a solo pilot. Still relatively new on the music scene, The Ready Set put out two self-released albums — “Syntax and Bright Lights” (2008) and “Tantrum Castle” (2009) — before releasing “I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming” on Pete Wentz’s (Fallout Boy) Decaydance Records label in 2010. The music is light, but not shallow, fueled by Witzigreuter’s apparently rabid curiosity. There’s a little lyrical darkness lurking about in the fun. This coupled with his shaggy-haired good looks has had the young ladies squirming coast to coast. Witzigreuter called up recently to discuss working alone, working with a band, The 14 City NOVEMBER 23-29, 2011
As a drummer yourself, do you find that you’re harder on your drummers?
Yeah, definitely. I’m on my third drummer now and he’s pretty awesome. I’m in a good situation now. Will you ever record with a band?
Ready Set’s impending album, and how to spell Witzigreuter. An edited transcript of our conversation follows. CITY: Why do you record alone? Jordan Witzigreuter: I’ve been in bands pretty
much all my life and I was always playing drums. I decided I kind of wanted to do my own thing, write my own songs, and I pretty much made that happen. But you choose to have a band live?
Yup. Is it hard to relinquish some of the control you have in the studio when working with other musicians on stage?
Probably not. I’ll probably just keep things all myself, unless it’s an instrument that I don’t play. For the most part it’ll just be me and whatever producer I’m working with at the time. Does living in Fort Wayne, Indiana, instead of a music-biz Mecca like New York or Los Angeles perhaps keep you from getting jaded, or color your music somehow? Definitely. It gives things a kind of different, unique perspective. Maybe there’s a midWestern feeling to it, I’m not really sure. You’ve got an album coming out next year yet you just released the “Feel Good Now” EP. These songs couldn’t wait?
No, it’s actually pretty easy. I send my band the songs when I finish them, I let them kind of write their own parts for the live instruments, and we just go through things from there at practice.
It was more of a spur-of-the-moment thing. It was more for the fans, not necessarily trying to get a single or anything like that. I just wrote five songs to hold people over until the album comes out. So I put this out sort of under the radar, just for fun really.
Is it a difficult transition from alone in the studio to live with a band?
So how does the new album compare? What direction is the Ready Set heading?
Not really. It’s definitely two different things, but they kind of go hand in hand once you get a feel for the songs. What are the advantages of working with a band?
The advantage of working with the band is you have other people to bounce ideas off of, and somebody to tell you when your ideas
I don’t really know. I try not to overthink things too much. I just go in and write what I feel like at the time and see what happens. I take what I’ve learned and apply that and hope it’s better than the last thing.
[ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Babi Katt/Dancehall Reggae. Blueroom, 293 Alexander St. 730-5985. 10 p.m. $5 after 11 p.m. DJ Cosmo. Bay Bar & Grill, 372 Manitou Rd, Hilton, NY. 3927700. 10 p.m. Free. DJs Jared & Mario B. Venu Resto-Lounge, 151 St Paul St. 232-5650. 9 p.m. $5. DJs NaNa & PJ. Vertex, 169 N Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. Happy Thanksgiving w/Shotgun D.J. McGhan’s, 11 W Main St, Victor, NY. 924-3660. Call for info. Night Before Thanksgiving Party. One, 1 Ryan Alley. 5461010. 10 p.m. Free before 10:30 p.m. Teen Set 45 Party. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave.542-8336. Midnight. Free. [ Jazz ] John Greeno Jazz Trio. Lemoncello, 137 W Commercial St, E Rochester. lemoncello137.com. 6 p.m. Free. Open Jam w/The King Bees. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. bealestreetcafe. com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Paradigm Shift. Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 1290 University Ave271-5000. 7:30 p.m. Free. Robert Chevrier. Pomodoro Monroe Ave, 3400 Monroe Ave. 586-7000. 6:30 p.m. Free. Shades of Gray. Bistro 135, 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Prime Steak House 42 E Main St. Webster, NY. 2654777. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke. Southpaw Brew Pub, 315 Gregory St. 303-2234. 8:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Elite Bar & Grill, 398 W Main St. 527-8720. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Pineapple Jacks, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lake Shore Dr, Canandaigua. 394-7960. 8:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Monty’s Korner, 363 East Ave. 263-7650. 9.30 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Applebee’s-Fairport, 585 Moseley Rd, Fairport. 4254700. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Mayfields Pub, 669 Winton Rd N. 288-7199. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Sanibel Cottage, 1517 Empire Blvd, Webster. 6719340. 6 p.m. Free. Karaoke Night. Lemoncello, 137 W Commercial St, E Rochester. 385-8565, lemoncello137.com. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Jimmy C’s Music Machine ft. Johnny Rocker. Sully’s Pub, 242 South Ave. sullyspubonline.com. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Karaoke w/Mark. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 2883930. 8:30 p.m. Free. [ Open Mic ] Acoustic Open Mic. Pub 511, 511 E Ridge Rd. 266-9559. 8 p.m. Free. Open Jam w/Big Daddy Blues Band. Deweys, 1380 Lyell Ave. 254-4707. 9:30 p.m. Free. Open Jam w/Justin Gurnsey. Jukebox, 5435 Ridge Rd W, Spencerport. 352-4505. 10 p.m. Free. Open Mic. Boulder Coffee CoSouth Wedge, 100 Alexander St. 454-7140, bouldercoffeeco. com. 8 p.m. Free. Open Mic. Dr’s Inn Grill & Tap Room, 1743 East Ave. 2710820. 5 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/Jam Shack Music. Stoneyard Bar & Grill, 1 Main St, Brockport. 637-3390. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/Steve West. Muddy Waters Coffee House-Geneseo, 53 Main St, Geneseo. 2439111. 7-10 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] 1916 Water Street Music Hall, 204 N Water St. waterstreetmusic.com. 8:30 p.m. $8-$10. 80’s Hair Band. Nola’s BBQ, 4775 Lake Ave. nolasweb. com, 663-3375. 10 p.m. Call for info. Something Else. A-Pub Live, 6 Lawrence St. 262-2063. 10 p.m. $5. Thanksgiving Eve Bash w/Hate Machine. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Plaza. frontgatetickets.com, themontagemusichall.com. 7:30 p.m. $10. Thanksgiving Eve Party. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St, Sodus Point. captainjacksgoodtimetavern. com, 315-483-9570. 9 p.m. Call for info. That Party Band. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd West. 621-1480. 9:30 p.m. $5-$7. The Hi-Risers. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623. stickylipsbbq.com. 9 p.m. Free.
Thursday, November 24 **Due to the holiday, many recurring event schedules may be subject to change. Be sure to call ahead to make sure the event is taking place.** [ Classical ] Holiday Harmony Chorus. Brighton Reformed Church Fellowship Lodge (building behind church) 805 Blossom Road(near Winton). 831-6975, rocharmony@ yahoo.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ DJ/Electronic ] Thursday Night Thanksgiving Shakedown. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave.bugjar.com, 4542966. 11 p.m. Free 21+. [ Jazz ] Dave Rivello Ensemble. Village Rock Cafe, 213 Main St, E Rochester. 586-1640. 8 p.m. Free.
Thanksgiving Day: Bill Slater Solo Piano. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Drwoodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. The Djangoners. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Ave.thelittle.org. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Friday, November 25 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Grand Canyon Rescue Episode w/Greg Townson. Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. abilenebarandlounge.com, 232-3230. 6:30 p.m. $4. Megan Flechaus. Tala Vera, 155 State St. tala-vera.com, 546-3945. 8 p.m. $5, or free w/dinner. Pat Kane & West O’Clare. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St, East Rochester. mcgrawsirishpub. com, 764-0991. 8 p.m. Free. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. rochesterplaza.com. 6 p.m. Free. Ray Bear’s 50th Birthday Party w/Paul Strowe. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd West. 621-1480. 9 p.m. Call for info. Shawnee Boyeee. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. houseofguitars.com, 544-3500. 5 p.m. Free. Tom Gravino. Tandoor of India, 376 Jefferson Rd. 427-7080. 7 p.m. Free. Woody. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St, Brockport, NY. 637-2260. 6 p.m. Free. [ Blues ] Billy Joe & the Blues Gypsies w/Dave Riccioni. Six Pockets, Ridge Hudson Plaza. 2661440. 6-9 p.m. Free. Ezra & The Storm. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. bealestreetcafe.com. 7 p.m. Free. Gap Mangione New Blues Band. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ Classical ] John Ballings. Hedges, 1290 Lake Rd, Webster. 265-3850. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ Country ] Mike Snow. Sandra’s Saloon, 276 Smith St. 546-5474. 9:30 p.m. Free. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ. Coach Sports Forum, 19 W Main St, Webster. 872-2910. 9 p.m. Call for tix. DJ Cedric. Vertex, 169 N Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Dream. Nola’s BBQ, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. 10 p.m. Call for tix. DJ GI. Liquid, 169 St Paul St. 325-5710. 10 p.m. Free-$5. DJ Mosart212. Lovin’ Cup, Park Point @ RIT292-9940. 6 p.m. Free. Jon Herbert, RipRoc. One, 1 Ryan Alley546-1010. 10 p.m. $3. Lube After Dark. Quaker Steak and Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 697.9464. 9:30 p.m. Free.
ROC Chip’s 1-Year Anniversary ft. Revengineers, Noisewaves, Knife City, MNT DST. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave.bugjar.com, 454-2966. 9 p.m. $7-$9. 18+. Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa Ultra Lounge, 235 W Ridge Rd. 254-1050. 10 p.m. Call for tix. Salsa Night w/DJ Javier Rivera. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 475-0249. 9 p.m. $5. What A Drag w/Samantha Vega, Kyla Minx & Pauly. Tilt Night Club, 444 Central Ave. 2328440, tiltroc.com. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. [ Hip-Hop/Rap ] BEDROC w/Your Own Reflection. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N Water St. waterstreetmusic.com. 7 p.m. $10-$12. Cialdella & Reason present: Hip Hop Hooray. Blueroom, 293 Alexander St. 21+. 9 p.m. $5. [ Jazz ] Bobby Dibaudo Trio. Bistro 135, 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. Carlton Wilcox Live Presents: Home 4 the Holidays. 120 East Main Street Rochester NY 14604. 465-1702. 8 p.m. $25. Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo. Charley Brown’s Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd. fredcostello.com, 385-9292. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Joe Santora Trio w/Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield R, Penfield. 383-8260. 7 p.m. Free. Johnny Matt Band w/Jon Seiger. Wegmans-Eastway, 955 Empire Blvd, Webster. 6718290. 5:30 p.m. Free. Last Friday Heritage Jazz Series presented by Dr. Carl Atkins. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. baobab. firstname.lastname@example.org; 563-2145. 7 p.m. Admission $10 per adult, refreshments served. Russell Fielder. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Ave. thelittle. org. 8:30 p.m. Free. Ryan T Carey. Thali of India, 3259 S Winton Rd. 427-8030. 7-9 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St Williamson, NY 5894512, PultneyvilleGrill.com. 7 p.m. Free. The Djangoners. Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave. strathallan.com. 8:30 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke. Goody Goodies, 6108 Loomis Rd, Farmington. 7422531. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Pineapple Jacks, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Bobby C. Ciao Baby’s BBQ Steak & Seafood, 421 River St. 621-5480. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N Main St, Fairport. 388-0136. 10 p.m. Free. continues on page 16
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Friday, November 25 Karaoke w/Tina P. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N Goodman St. 2663570. 9 p.m. Free. [ Open Mic ] Acoustic/ Open Mic Night. Quaker Steak and Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 697.9464. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mic. Rochester Institute of Technology-Java Wally’s, 90 Lomb Memorial Dr. 475-2562. 9 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] Download. Nola’s BBQ, 4775 Lake Ave. nolasweb.com, 6633375. 10 p.m. Call for info. Park Ave Band. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623. stickylipsbbq.com. 9:30 p.m. Free. Run for the Roses. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Plazathemontagemusichall.com, 232-1520. 9 p.m. Call for info. Rush Henrietta Reunion Party w/Simple Life. Lovin’ Cup, Park Point @ RITlovincup.com, 2929940. 9 p.m. Call for info. Sam Deleo. Perlo’s Italian Grill, 202 N Washington St, East Rochester. 248-5060. 6:3010:30 p.m. Free. Small Town. McGhan’s, 11 W Main St, Victor, NY. 924-3660. Call for info. Free. Smooth Talkers. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. johnnysirishpub.com, 2240990. 9 p.m. Free. Something Else. A-Pub Live, 6 Lawrence St. 262-2063. 10 p.m. $5. The Ready Set. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. houseofguitars. com, 544-3500. 4 p.m. Free. The Ready Set w/The Summer Set, Downtown Fiction, Plug In Stereo. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N Water St. waterstreetmusic.com. 6 p.m. $15-$17. [ R&B ] Old School R&B. Elite Bar & Grill, 398 W Main St. 5278720. 9 p.m. Call for tix. Soul at the Cup. Lovin’ Cup, Park Point @ RIT. 292-9940. 9 p.m. Call for tix.
Saturday, November 26 [ Acoustic/Folk ] “Lovin’ Cup Unplugged” Saturday Dinner Shows presents: Alphonso Williams. Lovin’ Cup, Park Point @ RITlovincup.com, 292-9940. 6 p.m. Free. Jumbo Shrimp. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. johnnysirishpub.com, 2240990. 8 p.m. Free. Latin Band. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St Paul St. 262-2090. 11 p.m. Free. Steve Bartolotta. Pittsford Pub, 60 S. Main St., Pittsford. 5864650, pittsfordpub.net. 9 p.m. Free. Ted McGraw. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St, East Rochester. mcgrawsirishpub.com, 7640991. 5:30 p.m. Free.
REGGAE | Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Things are getting increasingly giant for Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad — bigger venues, bigger crowds, and bigger tours. The Rochester-grown band has been spreading the love coast to coast for the past few years, but in what has become a hometown tradition, will bring the music on home Thanksgiving Eve. GPGDS shows are sweaty love fests fueled by a relentless groove that doesn’t let up until the crowd is sufficiently sassified. The band will showcase a few teasers from its two new albums (one acoustic, one electric) due to drop early 2012. Hawaiian groovesters (and fellow tour mates) The Green open the show along with Cas Haley. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad performs Wednesday, November 23, 9:30 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $17. waterstreetmusic.com. — BY FRANK DE BLASE The Lawnmowers. Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. abilenebarandlounge.com, 2323230. 9:30 p.m. $5. Tom Gravino. Thali of India, 3259 S Winton Rd. 355-8206. 7 p.m. Free. Unplugged Dinner Music Series. Lovin’ Cup, Park Point @ RIT. 292-9940, lovincup.com. 6 p.m. Free. [ Blues ] Bill Brown. Brown Hound Bistro, 6459 Rt 64, Naples. 374-9771. 7 p.m. Free. John Bolger Band. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. bealestreetcafe.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Uncle Ralph. Tala Vera, 155 State St. tala-vera.com, 5463945. 8 p.m. $5. [ Classical ] Granger Homestead Festival of Trees w/Kandace Grau, Michelle Gingras. Granger Homestead, 295 North Main St., Canandaigua. 394-1472. 1 p.m. $1-$5. John Ballings. Hedges, 1290 Lake Rd, Webster. 265-3850. 6:30 p.m. Free. [ DJ/Electronic ] Big Dance Party w/DJ Jon Herbert. Tilt Night Club, 444 Central Ave232-8440, tiltroc. com. 10 p.m. $3. DJ. Goody Goodies, 6108 Loomis Rd, Farmington. 7422531. 9 p.m. Free. DJ. Straight Home Inn Bar & Grill, 688 Lexington Ave. 4580020. 9 p.m. Free. DJ Big Reg. Venu Resto-Lounge, 151 St Paul St. 232-5650. 7 p.m. Free. DJ Darkwave. Vertex, 169 N Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Mirage. Blueroom, 293 Alexander St. 730-5985. 10 p.m. Call for tix.
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DJ Wiz. Liquid, 169 St Paul St. 325-5710. 9:30 p.m. Free-$5. DJs Richie Salvaggio, Kalifornia. One, 1 Ryan Alley. 546-1010. 10 p.m. Free-$10. Saturday Night Lights w/ DJ Bello. Blueroom, 293 Alexander St. 730-5985. 11 p.m.. $3 after 11 p.m. 21+. [ Jazz ] Bob DiBaudo. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. East End Jazz Boys. Havana Moe’s, 125 East Ave. 3251030. 9 p.m. Free. Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo. Charley Brown’s Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd. fredcostello.com, 385-9292. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Jazz Cafe. Monty’s Korner, 363 East Ave. 263-7650. 7:30 p.m. Free. Jazz at Jazzy’s. Jasmine’s Asian Fusion, 657 Ridge Rd, Webster. 216-1290. 8:30-11 p.m. Free. Joe Santora Trio w/Emily Kirchoff. Michael’s Valley Grill, 1694 Penfield Rd, Penfield. 383-8260. 7 p.m. Free. Las Vegas Nites. Lemoncello, 137 W Commercial St, E Rochester. lemoncello137.com. 8 p.m. Free. Stringplicity. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Ave. thelittle. org. 8:30 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Jasmine’s Asian Fusion, 657 Ridge Rd, Webster. 2161290, JasminesAsianFusion. com. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Swooners. Bistro 135, 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. Tinted Image. Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave. strathallan.com. 8:30 p.m. Free.
[ Karaoke ] Karaoke. The Galley Restaurant, 94 S Union St, Spencerport. 352-0200. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke. 140 Alex, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Pineapple Jacks, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Straight Home Inn Bar & Grill, 688 Lexington Ave. 458-0020. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Temple Bar & Grille, 109 East Ave 232-6000. 10 p.m. Free. Karaoke At The Lube. Quaker Steak and Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 697.9464. 9:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Andy & Kim. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N Goodman St2663570. 10 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Mitchell Entertainment. McGhan’s, 11 W Main St, Victor, NY. 924-3660. Call for info. Free. Olympia Karaoke W/ Andy. Olympia Restaurant 2380 Lyell Ave. 429-6231. 9:30 p.m. Free. [ Open Mic ] Drum Joy: Drumming Circle. Christ Church Unity, 55 Prince St. 615-8296, email@example.com. 1-3 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] 5 Star Chicks. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd West. 621-1480. 8 p.m. Call for info. AudioInFlux w/ Nevergreen. Lovin’ Cup, Park Point @ RITlovincup.com, 292-9940. 9 p.m. $7 GA, $5 student. Clinton’s Ditch. Acme Bar & Pizza. 271-2263. 10 p.m. $3. 21+. Cottage Jefferson. Boulder Coffee Co-South Wedge, 100 Alexander St. bouldercoffeeco. com. 8 p.m. Free. Gene Cornish and Friends. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. houseofguitars.com. 7 p.m. Free, can food donation appreciated. High Voltage: A tribute to AC/ DC. Nola’s BBQ, 4775 Lake Ave. nolasweb.com, 663-3375. 10 p.m. Call for info. Joywave w/Mikaela Davis, Dotsun Moon, Jujajuba. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave.bugjar.com, 454-2966. 9 p.m. $8-$10. Last Note. Jeffrey’s, 3115 E. Henrietta Rd., Henrietta. jeffreysbar.com, 486-4973. 9 p.m. Call for info. Raining Blood w/Enter Eden, Steel Kingdom. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Plaza. frontgatetickets.com, themontagemusichall.com. 8 p.m. Free. Steve Bartolotta. Pittsford Pub, 60 S. Main Street, Pittsford. pittsfordpub.net, 586.4650. 9 p.m. Call for info. Tainted Minds. A-Pub Live, 6 Lawrence St. 262-2063. 10 p.m. $5. Teressa Wilcox Band. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY
14623. stickylipsbbq.com. 10 p.m. Free. The Moses Jones Band. Roc Brewing Co., 56 S. Union St. www.facebook.com/ TheMosesJonesBand. 7 p.m. Free. The Surge. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St, Sodus Point. captainjacksgoodtimetavern. com, 315-483-9570. 9 p.m. Call for info. The Waiting Room. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N Water St. waterstreetmusic.com. 9 p.m. $8-$10.
Sunday, November 27 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Celtic Music. Temple Bar & Grille, 109 East Ave 232-6000. 7 p.m. Free. Kimo & Ka’iulani Duo. Lemoncello, 137 W Commercial St, E Rochester. lemoncello137.com. 6 p.m. Free. Traditional Irish Music Session. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. johnnysirishpub.com, 2240990. 5 p.m. Free. [ Classical ] Eastman at St. Michael’s. St Michael’s Church, 869 N Clinton Ave. 325-4040. 2:30 p.m. Free. Going for Baroque Organ Recital. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 2768900. 1 & 3 p.m. Free w/ admission. Granger Homestead Festival of Trees w/Quadtrio. Granger Homestead, 295 North Main St., Canandaigua. 394-1472. 1 p.m. $1-$5. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Rasta Spoc/Old-School Reggae. Blueroom, 293 Alexander St. 730-5985. 10 p.m. $5 after 11 p.m. Old School DJ. Clarissa’s, 293 Clarissa St. 454-2680. 8 p.m. Free. Roc the Town 2.5: Producers Edition. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. $10. [ Hip-Hop/Rap ] R&B HipHop Spring Edition. Cafe Underground Railroad,b480 W Main St. 2353550. 8 p.m. $5-$10. [ Jazz ] Sunday Night Jazz Showcase and Jam Session Hosted by The Mike Kujawski Quartet. Lovin’ Cup, Park Point @ RITlovincup.com, 292-9940. 7 p.m. $3 GA, free for students. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke. Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lake Shore Dr, Canandaigua. 394-7960. 8:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Brad London. Willow Inn, 428 Manitou Rd. 3923489. 9 p.m. Free. [ Open Mic ] Acoustic Sunday w/Fred Goodnow. Brown Hound Bistro, 6459 Rt. 64, Naples. 3749771. 11 a.m. Free.
Open Country Jam. Sandra’s Saloon, 276 Smith St. 5465474. 4-8 p.m. Free. Open Jam w/Bodega Radio. Jukebox, 5435 Ridge Rd W, Spencerport. 352-4505. 5 p.m. Free.
Monday, November 28 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Dave McGrath & Guests. Rehab Lounge , 510 Monroe Ave. 442-9165. 6 p.m. Free. Deborah Branch, Piano. Lemoncello, 137 W Commercial St, E Rochester. lemoncello137.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. Irish Waltzes, Reels & Jigs practice. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St, East Rochester. 348-9091, mcgrawsirishpub.com. 6 p.m. Free. [ Classical ] Ossia. Eastman School of Music-Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.ossianewmusic.org. 8 p.m. Free. [ DJ/Electronic ] Manic Mondays DJs. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave.454-2966. 11 p.m. Free. [ Jazz ] Brad Batz. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. Jerry Falzone. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Ave. thelittle. org. 7:30 p.m. Free. Michael Vidala Duo. Bistro 135, 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. The Chris Hollywood Pro-Am Jam. Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. abilenebarandlounge. com, 232-3230. 9 p.m. Free 21+, $5 unders. Tony Gianavola. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. 2714650, bealestreetcafe.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke w/Walt O’Brien. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free. [ Open Mic ] Open Jam w/ Refreshunz. Clarissa’s, 293 Clarissa St. 232-3430. 8 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] Advance Base w/Ben Morey And The Wallpaper Singers, Dream Girls. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. bugjar.com. 8 p.m. $6-$8. 18+.
Tuesday, November 29 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Fritz’s Polka Band. Sevens, Rt 96, Farmington. 924-3232. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Jeff Elliott. Norton’s Pub, 1730 N Goodman St. 266-3570. 5-8 p.m. Free. Johnny Bauer. Cottage Hotel, 1390 Pittsford-Mendon Rd, Mendon, NY. 624-1390. 7-10 p.m. Free.
Steve Bartolotta. Lemoncello, 137 W Commercial St, E Rochester. lemoncello137. com. 7 p.m. Free. Teagan Ward. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave. bealestreetcafe.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ Classical ] Barbershop Harmony. Harmony House, 58 E Main St., Webster. chorusofthegenesee.org. 7 p.m. Free. Open practices/try outs. [ DJ/Electronic ] SIN Night. TC HooligansGreece, Greece Ridge Ctr. tchooligans.com, 225-7180. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ Jazz ] Big Band Ballroom Dance Series w/live music. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St. cityofrochester. gov/ballroomdanceseries. 7:30 p.m. $3. See website for full line up. Eros Guitar Duo. Bistro 135, 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance. Penfield Community Center Gym. 340-8644. 7:30 p.m. $1. The White Hots w/Vocalist Tina Albright and Open Jazz Jam. Monroe’s Restaurant. 348-9103, MONROES3001. COM. 7 p.m. Free. Tinted Image. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke. 140 Alex, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Pineapple Jacks, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke. McKenzie’s Irish Pub, 3685 W Henrietta Rd. 3348970. 8 p.m. Free. [ Open Mic ] All About the Song: The Songwriter’s Open Mic hosted by Jim Bowers. Merchants Grill, 881 Merchants Rd. merchantgrill.com, 4822010. 8 p.m. Free. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m. Golden Link Singaround. Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S Winton Rd. goldenlink.org. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic Night. Lovin’ Cup, Park Point @ RIT292-9940, lovincup.com. 8:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/Jim Lane. Hooligans Eastside Grill, 809 Ridge Road, Webster. hooliganseastsidegrill. com, 671-7180. 8 p.m. Call for info. Open Mic w/Rapier Slices. Clarissa’s, 293 Clarissa St. 454-2680. 7-11 p.m. $3$5. Open Mic w/String Theory. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd224-0990, johnnysirishpub.com. 8 p.m. Free.
Karaoke. Pineapple Jacks, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Jose & Willy’s, 20 Lake Shore Dr, Canandaigua. 394-7960. 8:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Monty’s Korner, 363 Wednesday, East Ave.263-7650. 9.30 p.m. November 30 Free. [ Acoustic/Folk ] Karaoke. Applebee’s-Fairport, Dave McGrath @ The Cottage 585 Moseley Rd, Fairport. 425Hotel of Mendon. Cottage 4700. 9 p.m. Free. Hotel, 1390 Pittsford-Mendon Karaoke. Mayfields Pub, 669 Rd, Mendon, NY. dave@ Winton Rd N. 288-7199. 9 davemcgrath.com. 7 p.m. Free. p.m. Free. Ken Snyder. McGraw’s Irish Karaoke. Sanibel Cottage, 1517 Pub, 146 W Commercial Empire Blvd, Webster. 671St, East Rochester. 9340. 6 p.m. Free. mcgrawsirishpub.com, 764Karaoke Night. Lemoncello, 0991. 7 p.m. Free. 137 W Commercial St, Norman Tibbils. Lemoncello, E Rochester. 385-8565, 137 W Commercial St, E lemoncello137.com. 9 p.m. Rochester. lemoncello137.com. Free. 6 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Jimmy C’s Rob & Gary Acoustic. Woodcliff Music Machine ft. Johnny Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. Rocker. Sully’s Pub, 242 South woodcliffhotelspa.com. 5:30 Ave. sullyspubonline.com. 8:30 p.m. Free. p.m. Free. Tommy Gravino. Rio Tamatlan, Karaoke w/Mark. Flipside Bar 5 Beeman St, Canandaigua. & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288394-9380. 6:30 p.m. Free. 3930. 8:30 p.m. Free. Salsa w/Shelia dancing during [ Open Mic ] the performance. Acoustic Open Mic. Pub 511, [ DJ/Electronic ] 511 E Ridge Rd. 266-9559. 8 DJ Wizz the Waxx Kutta. Triple p.m. Free. Deuces Bar & Grill, 151 St Paul Open Jam w/Big Daddy Blues St. tripledeucesbargrill.com. Band. Deweys, 1380 Lyell Ave. 10:30 p.m. Call for tix. 254-4707. 9:30 p.m. Free. DJ. One, 1 Ryan Alley546Open Jam w/Justin 1010. 10 p.m. Free. Gurnsey. Jukebox, 5435 Ridge DJ Babi Katt/Dancehall Rd W, Spencerport. 352-4505. Reggae. Blueroom, 293 10 p.m. Free. Alexander St. 730-5985. 10 Open Mic. Boulder Coffee Cop.m. $5 after 11 p.m. South Wedge, 100 Alexander DJ Cosmo. Bay Bar & Grill, 372 St. 454-7140, bouldercoffeeco. Manitou Rd, Hilton, NY. 392com. 8 p.m. Free. 7700. 10 p.m. Free. Open Mic. Dr’s Inn Grill & Tap DJs Jared & Mario B. Venu Room, 1743 East Ave. 271Resto-Lounge, 151 St Paul St. 0820. 5 p.m. Free. 232-5650. 9 p.m. $5. Open Mic w/Jam Shack DJs NaNa & PJ. Vertex, 169 N Music. Stoneyard Bar & Grill, 1 Chestnut St. 232-5498. 10 Main St, Brockport. 637-3390. p.m. $3-$8. 9 p.m. Free. Teen Set 45 Party. Bug Jar, Open Mic w/Steve West. Muddy 219 Monroe Ave.542-8336. Waters Coffee House-Geneseo, Midnight. Free. 53 Main St, Geneseo. 2439111. 7-10 p.m. Free. [ Jazz ] [ Pop/Rock ] Egg Man’s Traveling Carnival. Hatter’s Pub, 5 W Main St, Webster. 872-1505. 6 p.m. Call for tix.
Chris Teal Trio Wednesday Jazz Jam w/Darryl Parker. Tala Vera, 155 State St. tala-vera.com, 546-3945. 8 p.m. $5, or free w/dinner. El Rojo Jazz. Bistro 135, 135 W Commercial St,, East Rochester. bistro135.net, 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. Open Jam w/The King Bees. Beale Street Cafe, 693 South Ave.bealestreetcafe.com. 7:30 p.m. Free. Paradigm Shift. Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 1290 University Ave. 271-5000. 7:30 p.m. Free. Robert Chevrier. Pomodoro Monroe Ave, 3400 Monroe Ave. 586-7000. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Margaret Explosion. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 7:30 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke. Southpaw Brew Pub, 315 Gregory St. 303-2234. 8:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke. Elite Bar & Grill, 398 W Main St. 527-8720. 9 p.m. Free.
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Lindsay Renea, Khama Kgari, Nicolette Depass, Vitolio Jeune, and Norwood Pennewell (left to right) perform next week as part of Garth Fagan Dance’s annual home season at Nazareth College Arts Center. PHOTO BY GREG BARRETT
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Tuesday, November 29-Sunday, December 4 Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. $15-$55 | 389-2170, artscenter.naz.edu; garthfagandance.org [ PREVIEW ] BY CASEY CARLSEN
Garth Fagan is an uncontested great in the field of contemporary dance, a choreographer whose body of work will retain lasting impact in the world of dance. Throughout his life, Fagan has surrounded himself with greats from other artistic spheres; he counts the late painter Romare Bearden and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis as close personal friends. His kinship with other such influential artists has fostered ongoing opportunities for creative and intellectual exchanges of ideas, as well as artistic collaboration. In his latest work, “Madiba,” Fagan pays tribute to his personal icon, Nelson Mandela. The piece, which highlights Garth Fagan Dance’s home concert season in Rochester, running November 29 through December 4, is inspired by the life and work of the South African leader. The title refers to Mandela’s clan name and is a term of endearment used by those who know him best, according to Fagan. “What I found interesting is the man, the human being who came out of prison empty of malice and retribution. What interested me was painting an image of this world-class 18 City november 23-29, 2011
humanitarian who suffered and overcame it, and went on to heal his country and, by extension, the world,” Fagan recently told City, speaking from his Park Avenue-area home. Fagan had just flown in from Washington, D.C., where the evening before he had received yet another award to add to his impressive and extensive list: the Marcus Garvey Award for Lifetime Achievement awarded by The Institute of Caribbean Studies. Fagan is originally from Jamaica and still has the melodic lilt in his voice to prove it. “It would be our greatest honor to perform the piece in South Africa for Madiba someday, ’mon,” Fagan says about presenting his new piece to Mandela himself. “Our greatest honor.” It is Norwood Pennewell, a 32-year-veteran
of the 41-year-old company, who portrays the Madiba figure in the dance, a physically and emotionally grueling role that demands enacting the exacting requirements of Fagan’s choreography. Pennewell possesses the ability to pull it off brilliantly. Look, too, for the playful, yet staggeringly powerful duet between dancers Vitolio Jeune and Tere Lyne Jones in the first section of “Madiba.” Jeune has only been dancing with the company for three years, but he’s already earned the hard-won respect of Fagan, who compares him to seasoned veteran Pennewell. “They both dance the full music. Whatever I give them they go for it until they get it right. They’re not chicken,” Fagan says. “The great dancers go for the movement and understand what I’m trying to do. They’re
technically well trained, talented, vulnerable, and not afraid to chase the difficult and impossible. They don’t just keep doing the same old, same old. All my Bessie winners have had these qualities.” Five company members have earned Bessies, also known as New York Performance Awards: Fagan, Pennewell, Steve Humphrey, Natalie Rogers, and Sharon Skepple. Fagan’s most recognizable award is undoubtedly the Tony he won for his choreography in the Broadway hit “The Lion King.” The emotionally rich new work, set to the
music of South African jazz composer Abdullah Ibrahim, has already premiered in New York City and Miami. Reactions to the piece have been mixed, some reviewers familiar with Fagan’s repertoire suggesting that Fagan slighted the full expression of his own masterful choreographic voice by foraying into technical experimentation that may cloud the clarity of “Madiba.” The piece features live video footage of the action on stage as filmed by a video camera strapped onto the head of Pennewell. According to Fagan, the stream of images is representative of Mandela’s memories: memories of when he was young and free, memories of old close friends, memories of romantic relationships. “Garth puts a lot of attention into detail, making the movement say all that needs to be said,” Pennewell says. “My job is to recreate the movement while keeping myself in the mind of the person that I’m portraying. I have to find a balance between passion and technique.”
“I just love that I get to do this solo in this stage of my career. I’m losing a little of my spring and pliancy, but I have the emotional maturity to put into something of this depth,” he says. Again and again over his three decades with the company, Pennewell, 53, has transmitted Fagan’s choreographic vision onto the stage. “PJ,” as he is known, also serves as Fagan’s rehearsal director and personal assistant. Significantly, Fagan invited him to choreograph a piece for the company last year — the first time that someone other than Fagan had ever done so. It was also the first time that Pennewell had choreographed a piece by himself. This season he is presenting his second work, “Liminal Flux,” set to music by Miles Davis and Chancha Via Circuito. Pennewell remembers first hearing the music live when Fagan took him and a few other dancers to Syracuse to hear Davis perform years ago. This is typical Fagan. Museums, concerts, theater — Fagan makes sure that his dancers’ cultural awareness goes beyond the world of dance. When the troupe tours abroad, a day off for the company to sightsee and visit local cultural establishments is de rigueur in every contract. Pennewell is as modest in his evaluation of
his early forays into choreography as he is lavish in his praise for his mentor’s work. Last year, the critics responded with measured approval to Pennewell’s piece “Hylozoic,” invariably focusing largely on how closely the piece did or did not resemble one of Fagan’s. But Pennewell was unfazed. “Historically, protégés’ work resembles their mentors until they find their own voices,” Pennewell says. “The Fagan technique is in my DNA. I’ll come up with my own inventions, but it will be in his technique. While I’m figuring out how to tap into my own aesthetic, it’s a luxury to be able to use Garth’s as a springboard.” Fagan says this is an invaluable period for Pennewell as an artist, because he is both dancing and choreographing. “What he needs right now is the tension of both,” Fagan says. “I think he’s eventually going to be performing less and choreographing more, but he can learn a lot from doing them simultaneously.” The Rochester run of performances will also feature revivals of “Until, By & If ” and “In Memoriam,” as well as last year’s “Thanks 40.” Students from the Garth Fagan School of Dance will also be performing “Cuwinicu,” choreographed by Garth Fagan Dance Artistic/ Administrative Liaison Bill Ferguson, at both matinee performances.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.** [ OPENING ] “The Magic Rabbit Wildcard” by Jenny Pope, Closing Reception Sat Nov 26. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St, Honeoye Falls. 1-3 p.m. Free. 624-7740, millartcenter.com. “Seasons Spirits Paintings and Prints” by Nils R. Caspersson Sat Nov 26. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 West Commercial St., East Rochester. 2 p.m. Free. 9247868. With music by fiddler Dick Bolt. “Amongst the Breadcrumbs,” BFA solo exhibition by Carly Toporzycki Tue Nov 29. West Side Gallery, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St., Brockport. 5-7 p.m. 395-ARTS, brockport.edu. [ CONTINUING ] 1975 Gallery at Surface Salon, 661 South Ave., Suite B. Through Jan 28: “Happy Hour,” New Works by Amanda Clarke. Visit site for hours. 1975ish.com 2 Chic Boutique 151 Park Ave. Through Nov 30: Beyond the Racks: Cordell Cordaro. Wed-Thu 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2716111, 2chicboutique.com. Art to Zen Tattoo 4363 Lake Ave. Continuing: “Black Line Madness” featuring ink artists Sean Madden, Greg Caggiano, Matt “Ogre” Grote, and Greg Sobczak. Call for hours. 621-3515. Arts & Cultural Council Gallery 277 N Goodman St. Through Nov 30: Four Artists: Cook, Keyser, Notides-Bensing, Sacks. MonFri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 473-4000, artsrochester.org. Artisan Works 565 Blossom Rd. Ongoing: “Perspectives” by Robert Farber. | Third Sundays: Park Avenue Dance Company, 3 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun Noon-5 p.m. $8-$12. 288-7170, artisanworks.net. Baobab Cultural Center 728 University Ave. Through Nov 30: “Magnificent Africa III.” Thu-Fri 5:30-9 p.m., Sat 2-4 p.m. 5632145, thebaobab.org. Barnes and Noble Gallery 3349 Monroe Ave, Pittsford. Through Dec 3: Rochester Art Club Fall Show and Sale. Mon-Sat 9 a.m.10 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 5866020, barnesandnoble.com. Black Radish Gallery Village Gate, D Entrance, 274 N. Goodman St. Through Nov 30: November Pairings featuring Sophia Amm, Liz Britton-Berry, Liz Durand, Denise Fabrizio, Alice Gold, Michael Harris, Constance Mauro, and Wendy Menzie. MonFri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 12-5 p.m. arenaartgroup.com Books Etc. 78 W. Main St., Macedon. Through Dec 30: “Where the Journey Begins,” the work of Kelly Ayer, D. Brent Walton, and Bev Owen. Wed-Sun Noon-5 p.m. 474-4116, books_ firstname.lastname@example.org. Bug Jar 219 Monroe Ave. Through Nov 30: THE LOBBY Presents: “Kurt Ketchum: (2BCON’T).” Mon-Sun 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. 454-2966, bugjar.com. B.T. Roberts Memorial Hall Gallery at Roberts Wesleyan College 2301 Westside Drive. Through Dec 15:
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DANCE | “The Nutcracker”
“The Nutcracker” is a holiday classic that has been performed by countless dance companies and orchestras around the world for decades. Staying true to tradition, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester City Ballet, and Bach Children’s Chorus have teamed up for the 13th consecutive year to present the only local production of the holiday classic to feature a live symphony performance of the Tchaikovsky score. Expect elaborate costumes, incredible dancing, a huge cast, and undeniably familiar music. The three local performance groups will come together to put on six shows of “The Nutcracker” from Friday, November 25, through Sunday, November 27. Shows take place at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. all three days in the Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (26 Gibbs St.). Tickets are available for $10-$62. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 454-2100 or visit rpo.org. — BY ERIC LACLAIR “Landscapes: Having Eyes to See” by Dr. Brian Babcock. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 594-6800, nes.edu. Central Library 115 South Ave. Through Dec 4: “The Art of the Book.” Mon 12-8 p.m., Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. 428-7300. Chait Fine Art Gallery 234 Mill St. Through Nov 25: “In the Shadow of the Park,” paintings by Abbe Czajkowski. By appointment. 4546730, email@example.com. Community Darkroom Gallery 713 Monroe Ave. Continuing: “Positive Negatives,” photographs by David Johnson. Mon 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Fri 12-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920, geneseearts.org. Crocus Clay Works Gallery Hungerford Building Door #2, Suite 225, 1115 E. Main St. Through Nov 26: “Annual Holiday Sale.” Tue-Wed 5-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m., or by appointment. 469-8217, crocusclayworks.com. Davis Gallery Houghton House, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1 Kings Lane off South Main St., Geneva. Through Dec 8: “Brian Browne: Eleven Eleven Eleven.” Mon- Fri. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat. 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. 315-7813487, thesmith.org. Davison Gallery at Roberts Wesleyan College 2301 Westside Drive. Through Dec 15: “Counterparts and Interludes,” work by Lori Cooley, Alice Gold, and Jack Wolsky. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 1-4 p.m. 5946442, roberts.edu/davisongallery. A Different Path Gallery 27 Market St., Brockport. Through Nov 27: “Offerings,” an exhibition of mixed media artwork by Jappie King Black. Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 637-5494, differentpathgallery.com. Fusion Salon 333 Park Ave. Ongoing: “RetroGrade” with
St. Monci and Hannah Betts. Mon & Tue 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Thu Noon-8 p.m., Fri 9a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 271-8120, fusionsalonnewyork.com. Gallery @ Equal=Grounds 750 South Ave. Through Nov 30: “What’s on Your Plate? Whimsical and Wonderful Artwork by Jennifer Richter.” Tue-Fri 7 a.m.-Midnight, Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-Midnight. firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery Salon & Spa 780 University Ave. Ongoing: “Aesopian Equinox,” Works by Matté. TueThu 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 2718340, galleryhair.com. George Eastman House 900 East Ave. Through Feb 19: “The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. $4-$12. 2713361, eastmanhouse.org Gilded Square Picture Framing & Gallery 714 University Ave. Continuing: “Framed” artwork by Keith Uhrich & Michelle Michael. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 461-2808, gildedsquare.com. I-Square Visions 693 Titus Ave., Irondequoit. Through Dec 16: Irondequoit Invitational. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 943-1941. Image City Photography Gallery 722 University Ave. Nov 30-Dec 23: Holiday Show 2011.” Through Nov 27: “Perspectives: Near & Far.” Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun noon-4 p.m. 482-1976, imagecityphotographygallery.com. International Art Acquisitions 3300 Monroe Ave. Through Nov 30: “Sandstone” series by Linda Kall. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun Noon-5 p.m. 264-1440, internationalartacquisitions.com. continues on page 20
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FILM | “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”
Everlasting gobstoppers. Scrumpdiddlyumptious bars. Fizzy lifting drinks. Who doesn’t want to get their hands on some of these Wonka treats? Moreover, who wouldn’t want a chance to get the tour of a lifetime in Wonka’s chocolate factory? While that opportunity may be out of reach for most of us, the man who originally played Charlie Bucket is coming to town to share his story of just what it was like inside Willy Wonka’s wondrous factory. Peter Ostrum, who starred as Charlie in the 1971 film adaptation of the Roald Dahl book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” will visit the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House this weekend for a discussion and screening of the film. Forty years after the release of this family favorite, it still captivates audiences and candy lovers alike. Ostrum’s visit and the film screening takes place Saturday, November 26, 7 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre (900 East Ave.). Tickets cost $6-$8. The film also screens Sunday, November 27, at 2 p.m. For more information visit dryden. eastmanhouse.org. — BY ERIC LACLAIR
Art Exhibits Italian American Community Center 150 Frank Dimino Way. Through Nov 30: Galleria delle Arti. Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 5948882, www.iaccrochester.org JGK Galleries 10 Vick Park A. Through Nov 26: Richard Lang Chandler. Tue, Thu & Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat 12-3 p.m., Mon & Wed by appt. 734-6581, jgkgalleries.com. Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Gallery St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Ongoing: “Polonia Art Exhibit.” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 899-3720. Link Gallery at City Hall 30 Church St. Through Dec 12: “Picturing Our Dreams,” works by incarcerated adolescents held in Monroe County Jail and Correctional Facility. MonFri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5920, cityofrochester.gov. Little Theatre Café 240 East Ave. Through Dec 9: Scott Reagan and Susan Rodgers. Sun 5-8 p.m. Mon-Thu 5-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m. 258-0403, thelittle.org. Lux Lounge 666 South Ave. Ongoing: Works by Darren Brennessel, Caitlin Yarsky, and Tomas A. Fox. Mon-Thu 5 p.m.2 a.m.; Fri 4:30-2 a.m.; SatSun 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 232-9030, lux666.com. McGraw’s Irish Pub 146 West Commercial St., East Rochester. Nov 26-Dec 17: “Seasons Spirits Paintings and Prints” by Nils R. Caspersson. Mon-Sat 3-10 p.m., first Sundays 4-10 p.m. Free. 924-7868. Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Ave. Through Jan 15: “Extreme Materials 2.” | Lucy Burne Gallery: Through Dec 12:
“Children’s Show.” Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m., $5-$12. Thu night reduced price: $6 from 5-9 p.m. 2768900, mag.rochester.edu. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St, Honeoye Falls. Through Nov 26: “The Magic Rabbit Wildcard” by Jenny Pope. MonFri & Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. 624-7740, millartcenter.com. MCC Forum at R Thomas Flynn Center, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Through Dec 18: “Artists in Unlikely Places.” Call for hours. 292-2021. MCC Mercer Gallery 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Through Dec 16: “Vietnamerica” by Gia-Bao Tran. | Through Nov 18: “The Nature of Form: Beauty and Trauma” by Anne Punzi. Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 2922021, monroecc.edu/go/mercer/ Muddy Waters Geneseo 53 Main St., Geneseo. Through Jan 1: Paintings by Robert Frank Abplanalp. Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 243-9111, mwcoffeehouse.com. Nan Miller Gallery 3450 Winton Place. Through Jan 3: “Beauty and Grace: The Female Form.” Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2921430, nanmillergallery.com. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery 4245 East Ave. Through Jan 1: Nazareth College Art Department Faculty Show. WedSun 1-8 p.m. 389-5073, naz.edu. Nazareth College Colacino Gallery 4245 East Ave. Through Dec 17: Jaclyn Didas & Mark McDermott. Wed-Sat 12-4 p.m. 389-2532, naz.edu. Ock Hee’s Gallery 2 Lehigh St. Through Dec 31: “Fine Art for
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the Body,” works by Dana Wolf and Lynn Duggan. Thu-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 624-4730, ockhee@ frontiernet.net. Oxford Gallery 267 Oxford St. Through Nov 26: “Paying Homage,” paintings and drawings by Thomas Insalaco. Tue-Fri Noon-5 p.m; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885, oxfordgallery.com. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery 71 S Main St, Canandaigua. Through Jan 6: “Holiday Happenings.” MonTue 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-8 pm.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 12:30-4 p.m. 394-0030, prrgallery.com. Phelps Art Center 15 Church St., Phelps. Through Jan 7: “It’s Only a Medium” featuring Barron Naegel and Liz Brownell. ThuSat 1-4 p.m. 315-548-2095, phelpsartcenter.com. Phillips Fine Art 248 East Ave. Through Nov 29: “Judd Williams: Sandpapers.” Tue-Fri Noon-6 p.m.; Sat Noon-5 p.m. or by appt. 232-8120. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Through Nov 30: “Art Related” featuring Craig Schutte, Jordan Rubin, Ben Rubin, and Sydney Schutte. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. alayna@ recordarchive.com. Rochester Regional Community Design Center Hungerford Complex/E. Main Business Park. Door 3B. Continuing: “Corn Hill: What’s Next?” Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. 271-0520, rrcdc.com. Roz Steiner Art Gallery 1 College Rd., Batavia. Through Jan 6: The Art of Joseph Whalen. Call for hours. 343-0055 x6448, genesee.edu. Rush Rhees Library Rare Books and Special Collections University of Rochester River Campus, Rush Rhees Library, Wilson Blvd. Through Jan 5: “Kenneth Patchen.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 475-6766. Sage Art Center UR River Campus. Through Dec 2: Advanced Painting Installation. | Through August 2012: Photo exhibit by Thomas Evans, curated by Jessica Holmes. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-11p. m., Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun 2-6 p.m. 273-5995, rochester.edu/ college/AAH/facilities/sage The Shoe Factory Co-op 250 N. Goodman St., Studio 212. Through Nov 26: “Once Upon a Coffee Table: Fine Art Furnishings.” Wed-Sat 12-5 p.m. email@example.com, shoefactoryarts.com Strong Behavioral Health University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave. Continuing: “11/11/11: We Are One.” Visit site for hours. urmc.rochester.edu. SUNY Geneseo Lederer Gallery 1 College Circle, Brodie Hall. Through Dec 3: “Olivia Kim: Realism Rediscovered” and “Stephen Spratnjak: a 1000-piece work.” Tue-Thu 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 1-5 p.m. 243-6785 SUNY Geneseo Lockhart Gallery McClellan House, 26 Main St., Geneseo. Through Dec 3: “New York State Revolutionary War Sites: The Pastels of J. Erwin Porter.” Mon-Thu 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat 12:30-5:30 p.m. geneseo.edu. Tower Fine Arts Center @ SUNY Brockport 180 Holley St. Through Dec 4: Department of Art Alumni Exhibition. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 395-ARTS, brockport.edu.
University Gallery 90 Lomb Memorial Drive. Booth Building, 7A. Through Jan 13: “Design in Fiber.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 475-2404, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visual Studies Workshop 31 Prince St. Through Dec 18: “Thirteen Views in Arid Lands” by Potter-Belmar Labs. Thu 5-8 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. 4428676, vsw.org. Wayne County Historical Society Museum 21 Butternut St., Lyons. Through Nov 30: “Then & Now: 3 Centuries of Art” and Student Photo Show. Thu-Sat 12-3 p.m., and by appt. 315-946-4946, waynehistory.org. Webster Public Library 980 Ridge Rd., Webster. Through Dec 3: Webster Art Club. Call for hours. 872-7075. West Side Gallery SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St., Brockport. Nov 29-Dec 15: “Amongst the Breadcrumbs,” BFA solo exhibition by Carly Toporzycki. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 395-ARTS, brockport.edu. Williams Gallery 220 S Winton Rd. Through Jan 2: “From Big to Small: In Awe” by Larry Eldridge and John Solberg. MonFri 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 271-9070, rochesterunitarian.org Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr., Canandaigua. Through Jan 23: Biennial Alumni Art Exhibit. Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. 394-3500 x7369, email@example.com. Wood Library 134 North Main St., Canandaigua. Through Dec 17: Finger Lakes Photography Guild Show. Sun noon-4 p.m., Mon 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tue 10 a.m.-noon. 394-1381 x306. [ CALL FOR ARTWORK ] 2 Pages/2 Voices Short Play Competition. Deadline January 10. For info visit wab.org. Art Walk Extension Project Call for Designs. Deadline December 5 for sidewalk engraving designs. For information: cityofrochester. gov/artwalkextension/. Call for Art: Flora and Fauna. Deadline December 1 for “Flora and Fauna: Narrative Through Iconography.” for information, visit geneseo.edu/galleries.floraand-fauna. Call for Art Work for “Play” Exhibit at High Falls Art Gallery. Deadline December 31. $15 entry fee for up to 3 submissions. For details call 325-2030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Finger Lakes International Wine Cover Art Contest. Deadline December 9. Open to ages 18+, for info call 624-5555, or visit campgooddays.org. Request for Art Proposals: Paint Traffic Control Boxes in NOTA. Deadline Dec 12. For information, contact JanetCollinge@aol.com.
RECREATION | Webster Turkey Trot
The holiday that heralds us into the season of stuffing our faces is upon us. If you’re looking to counteract the increase in calories by staying active, consider the 40th Webster Turkey Trot, offered by YellowJacket Racing and Fleet Feet Sports on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24, at Webster Park. Runners and walkers alike are welcome for the two offered distances (2.5 or 4.4 miles), and around 4000 participants are anticipated this year. YellowJacket Racing will offer free shuttle service from Willink Middle School and Webster Thomas High School to the park and back, and there will be a drop-bag service so runners will have warm gear before and after the race. Packet pickup/ registration goes through Wednesday, November 23, at Fleet Feet Sports (2210 Monroe Ave.), and the registration fee is $18. On race day, registration is at Parkview Lodge in Webster Park and the fee increases to $20. For more information, call 697-3338 or visit fleetfeetrochester.com. This is just one opportunity to stay fit this holiday season; for more listings, visit rochestercitynewspaper.com and search recreation in our events calendar. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY [ Friday, November 25Saturday, November 26 ] More Fire Glass Studio Annual Holiday Open House and Sale. More Fire Glass Studio, 80 Rockwood Pl. 242-0450, info@ morefireglass.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Also Dec 3-4. Sale, demos. [ Friday, November 25Sunday, November 27 ] Holiday Festival of Crafts. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St. 554-3539, folkartguild.org. Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $2 admission or bring ad from City Newspaper. [ Saturday, November 26 ] Red Cross Craft Show. Geneseo Armory, Rte. 39, Avon Rd., Geneseo. 243-7029, redcrossnorth.org. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission $2, $5 per family. [ Sunday, November 27 ] Figure Drawing Class. A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St., Brockport. 637-5494, differentpathgallery.com. 6-9 p.m. $5-$10. Holiday HeART Bazaar. Starry Nites Cafe, 696 University Ave. heartsandcraftsmarket. wordpress.com. noon-6 p.m. Free admission.
thecomedyclub.us. 6:30 & 9 p.m. $5. Improv: 1matchfire, Left for Dead & friends. The Space Theater, Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main St., Door 2, Floor 2. 2694673, thespacerochester.com. 8 p.m. Free. [ Friday, November 25 ] 3 Guys Walk Into A Bar Presents: Comedy, Of The Stand-Up Variety. Boulder Coffee Co-South Wedge, 100 Alexander St. 454-7140, email@example.com. 8-10 p.m. $5. Jimmy LeChase (host) Vasia Ivanov Austin LaFond Kevin Ricotta Jere Pilapil (one of the fastest rising standup comics in Massachusetts!) and Bryan Ball will be your headliner for the evening. Village Idiot Comedy Improv. Village Gate, 274 N Goodman St. Swithun No 797-9086. 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. $5-$10. New classes start soon.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.**
[ Friday, November 25Saturday, November 26 ] Dan Liberto. Last Laff Bar & Grill, 4768 Lake Ave. 663-5233, lastlaff.net. 8 & 10 p.m. $10. Geva Comedy Improv: Captain Holiday’s Festive Improv Island. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 232-4382, gci@ gevatheatre.org. 10:30 p.m.midnight. $10. Ralph Tetta. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY 14580. 671-9080, thecomedyclub.us. 7:30 & 10 p.m. $12.
[ Thursday, November 24 ] The Chili Art Group Meeting. Chili Senior Center, 3235 Chili Ave. cag.vpweb.com. 7 p.m. Free.
[ Wed., November 23 ] Chet Wild’s Comedy Showcase. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd, Webster. 671-9080,
[ Saturday, November 26 ] Village Idiots: Nuclear Family. Village Idiots Comedy Improv, 274 N Goodman St, VIP Studio
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D312. 797-9086, improvvip. com. 7:30 p.m. $10.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.** [ Friday, November 25Sunday, November 27 ] Rochester City Ballet presents: The Nutcracker with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bach Children’s Chorus. Eastman Theatre-Kodak Hall, 60 Gibbs St. 454-2100, rpo.org/nutcracker, firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 & 7 p.m. $22-$75. [ Tuesday, November 29Wednesday, November 30 ] Garth Fagan Dance. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. Chantel Feola: cfeola@ garthfagandance.org. Tue 7:30 p.m., Wed-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. $30$55; Benefit Night Only: $120. Benefit Night will be held on Tuesday, November 29 and will include a reception following the performance. Continues through Dec 4.
Dance Participation [ Friday, November 25Saturday, November 26 ] Thanksgiving Contra Dance Festival. Salem United Church, 60 Bittner St. CDRochester.org. Fri 6-11 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m.11 p.m. $27 for day (includes lunch), $16 for eve only.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.** [ Through Friday, December 9 ] 17th Annual Festival of Trees. Granger Homestead, 295 N Main St, Canandaigua. 3941472, grangerhomestead.org. Mon-Wed 1-5 p.m., Thu-Fri 1-7 p.m., Sat & Nov 25 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed Thanksgiving Day. $1-$5, free under age 5.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.** [ Wed., November 23 ] Seneca Stories with Ronnie Reitter. Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8150. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. [ Friday, November 25 ] Scooby-Doo Movie Marathon! Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. Begins 11 a.m. Free. [ Friday, November 25Saturday, November 26 ] Happy Birthday Charles Schulz! Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd., Gates. 247-6446. All day. Free. Ages 3-12. The first 200 children each day to check out a book by Charles Schulz (or any other graphic novel or comic) will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of ten Peanuts character prizes.
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SPECIAL EVENTS | Holiday train and trolley rides
From the Polar Express to the tracks running around the base of family Christmas trees, trains have been associated with the holidays for many years. This holiday season, enjoy a scenic trip on one of the Rochester area’s various railways. The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society will host Santa Train excursions on the Finger Lakes Scenic Railway on Saturday, November 26. Trips will depart from 8 E. High St., Shortsville at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. Tickets are $12. For more info visit lvrrhs.org. The Medina Railroad Museum will host its annual Polar Express Train Excursions on weekends from Saturday, November 26, through Sunday, December 18. Trips depart from the Medina Railroad Museum (530 West Ave., Medina) each day at 4:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 7 p.m. Tickets are $28$45. For more information visit railroadmuseum.net.
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The New York Museum of Transportation will also host its annual Holly Trolley rides on weekends from Saturday, November 26, through Sunday, December 18. Trolley rides will depart every half hour from the museum (6393 E. River Road, Rush), and are included with museum admission ($4-$5). For more information visit nymtmuseum.org. — BY ERIC LACLAIR [ Saturday, November 26 ] Barney Live in Concert: Birthday Bash! Auditorium Theatre, 875 E Main St. 800-745-3000, tickemaster.com. 2 & 5:30 p.m. $17.50-$22.50. Fun with Math! Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 271-1880, rmsc.org. 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission: $10-12. Little Buddies: “Explorers.” Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 2580400, thelittle.org. 10 a.m. $5.
[ Wed., November 30 ] “Marvels and Myths of Rochester: Memories from the Time Capsule” with Donovan Shilling. Penfield Community Recreation Center, 1985 Baird Rd, Penfield. 340-8655, penfield.org. 11:45 a.m. $5, register. “ Tales of Rochester’s Two Canals II.” Preventing teen suicide: The early warning signs. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 5814620, firstname.lastname@example.org. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free, RSVP.
[ Saturday, November 26Sunday, November 27 ] Feast Healthy. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 271-1880, rmsc.org. 12-4 p.m. Included with museum admission: $10-12. Add a healthy twist to your holiday feasts.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.** [ Monday, November 28 ] Information Forum on Hydro Fracking. Rabbit Room Restaurant, 61 N Main St, Honeoye Falls. 582-1830, thelowermill.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ Tuesday, November 29 ] The Benefits of Wind Energy with Kevin Schulte. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary. org. 6:30 p.m. Free.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.** [ Wed., November 23 ] Book Group: American Wars. Barnes & Noble Greece, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 2274020. 7 p.m. Free. [ Thursday, November 24 ] Poetry Reading: Open Mic Poetry Night. Boulder Coffee Co. at 739 Park Ave. bouldercoffeeco.com. 8 p.m. Free. [ Sunday, November 27 ] Book Discussion: Books and Bagels. Temple Emanu-El, 2956 St Paul Blvd. 248-0509. 10 a.m. Free. You bring the books and we bring the bagels. [ Monday, November 28 ] Poetry Reading: Free Speech Zone Series. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory continues on page 22 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 21
Literary Events St. 260-9005, bit.ly/rochpoets. 8 p.m. Free. Featured poet or musician followed by open mic. [ Tuesday, November 29 ]
the “secondary princesses,” her Sahara-dry delivery giving some much-needed zing to the female sidekicks in the rare male-oriented animated Disney films. (That said, a nitpick: two of the three characters she interprets are not princesses, nor are their male counterparts royalty.)
The cast of Downstairs Cabaret Theatre’s “Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom.” PHOTO COURTESY CAMPBELL PHOTOS
Royal pains “Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom” Ongoing Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 540 E. Main St. $29-$36 | 325-4370 downstairscabaret.com [ REVIEW ] BY ERIC REZSNYAK
Fairy tales are currently a hot pop-culture commodity. Between new TV shows like “Once Upon a Time” and “Grimm,” and not one but two adult-oriented Snow White films coming out next year, there’s apparently some kind of subconscious interest in mining these classic stories for new, modern meanings. Perhaps we’re all too jaded to think that anyone could really ever live “happily ever after.” Or we want to go back, at least mentally, to a simpler time. Or maybe we just like looking at princesses (paging Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge). Regardless, it’s a serendipitous time for Downstairs Cabaret to launch its entertaining new show, “Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom,” which features more adult versions of those iconic animated heroines. The concept behind “Disenchanted” is that the various princesses from the 22 City november 23-29, 2011
storybooks (and, later, films) are tired of living their boring, seemingly perfect lives and decide to hit the road to put on a revue. Through song and dance they tell their individual stories, including post-modern takes on their unique situations. For instance, the Little Mermaid points out that she gave up literally her entire life for a guy she thought was cute. It’s a pretty stupid move when you put it that way. Many of the jokes cover the expected — the casual sexism of the classic stories, lazy entitled husbands — and take numerous pot shots at the ridiculous Disneyfication of the characters. (My favorite example is Belle, the heroine from “Beauty and the Beast,” who eventually went nuts after years of incessant chattering by magical talking household items.) It should be noted that this show is not for family audiences. While hardly raunchy, there is quite a bit of sex talk, several jokes about removing someone’s manhood, and an entire jaunty number devoted to huge breasts. The best moments of the show are the surprising interpretations of seemingly familiar characters. “Disenchanted’s” take on Rapunzel (played with Teutonic bombast by Kate Kilpatrick) left me blindsided and delighted, and the show’s best-running gag went to smoky-voiced Leeann Orasin as
The show’s all-female cast is filled with talented singers and actors. Toni Carrington’s Snow White — the original animated princess, as she repeatedly reminds the audience — acts as a saucy queen bee, bossing around the other princesses and clearly enjoying the limelight and all its perks. Carrington has great stage presence, but some of her best moments are the tiny wordless exchanges she shares with several of the other girls. Two particular instances, one with Rapunzel and her sausage, one with Mulan, were funnier than some of the play’s actual jokes. Benton Sheely’s Cinderella is Snow’s second banana, supremely perky and maybe a little dim, and desperately in need of a sandwich. The last of the “main” princesses, Cassie Hohn as Sleeping Beauty, is bold and brassy, and unfortunately underutilized. I believe every other princess in the show got their own song, while Hohn — who clearly has the vocal chops along with her comedic skills — unfortunately sings only as part of group numbers. Among the other characters, Rochester native Kara Minute gets one of the better songs in the show as Mulan, explaining why she’s the only one of the group to not get the guy at the end of her story. I was initially left cold by Jessica Swersey’s performance as Little Mermaid until it became clear that her defining character trait is that she’s socially awkward — makes sense, given her backstory — and then it all clicked. Jenna Lee Barber way overplays in her solo song as Belle, but works well in a supporting role for the rest of the show. And while I totally understand the narrative reason for leaving Nakiya Peterkin’s Frog Princess for last, that’s a shame. She’s such a delight once her song kicks into high gear that I would have liked to have seen more of her in the show. Most of my criticisms are minor. The songs on the whole go on a touch too long — the opening number practically has a whole extra chorus. Some of the larger group numbers are slightly unbalanced. Some of the singers are naturally stronger than others, and a few of the voices do not gel in a crowd. There are literally no sets, and some of the costumes looked as though they were hastily constructed. But on the whole, the show is silly, girly fun, and at the risk of bringing up a certain prince, charming in its own way.
[ Wed., November 30 ] Book Group: History Book Club at OCHS. 394-1381, woodlibrary.org. 7-9 p.m. Free. This is a reader’s choice: fiction, biography, nonfiction 1812-1815 topics. Book Group: Titles Over Tea: “Mildred Pierce” by James M. Caine. Barnes & Noble Greece, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 227-4020, bn.com. 7 p.m. Free.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.** [ Thursday, November 24 ] 40th Webster Turkey Trot. Webster Park, Webster. 6973338, fleetfeetrochester.com. 10 a.m. $18-$20, register. 4.4 or 2.5 mile races. Shuttle Bus service is available from Willink Middle School on 900 Publishers Pkwy, with overflow service at Webster Thomas HS on Publishers Pkwy. [ Friday, November 25 ] Black Friday Trail Run. Mendon Ponds Park, Beach Parking Lot. medvedrunwalk.com. 8 a.m. Visit web for details. GVHC Hike. Irondequoit town hall lot, Titus Ave. Derek 4750923, gvhchikes.org. 10:30 a.m. Free. Moderate 7 mile hike, Durand west side. [ Saturday, November 26 ] GVHC Hike. Rte 31 Egypt, behind Town Centre plaza. Mike & Kathy 201-0065. 10 a.m. Free. Moderate/hilly 5 mile hike. [ Sunday, November 27 ] GVHC Hike. northampton park, hubble rd lot. Dick R. 5443387, gvhchikes.org. 11a.m. Free. Easy 5 mile hike.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.** [ Through Saturday, January 7 ] The Wonder Land of Trees. Holland Land Office Museum, 131 West Main St., Batavia. 343-4727, hollandlandoffice. com. Call for info. $1-$3. [ Wed., November 23 ] Highland Park Winter Farmers Market. Cornell Cooperative Extension-Rochester, 249 Highland Ave. highlandwintermarket.com. 3-6 p.m. Free admission. Jell-Oh Wrestling. Tilt Night Club, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440, tiltrochester.com. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $5 cover, $15 for under 21. Night Before Thanksgiving: Biggest Club Night Of The Year. One, 1 Ryan Alley. oneclublife.com. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 21+ only, no cover before 10:30 p.m. [ Thursday, November 24 ] 18th annual Dickens Fest. The Shops on West Ridge, 3200 W. Ridge Rd., Greece. theshopsonwestridge.net. Thu-Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat
SPECIAL EVENT | Santanalia Pageant
The holiday season draws near, so you’ve surely noticed the typical onslaught of Christmas commercialism has increased about a hundredfold. Lucky for us, the playful costumed noise-pop duo The Bloody Noes — the brainchild of Ian Downey and Mary Lewandowski — will reprise its hit pageant, Santanalia. According to the Noes, ‘tis the season to explore the conception and birth not of a godly babe, but of Santa Claus, who was fathered by the wicked gnome named Economicus. This year’s pageant is offered in two showings, on Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, at 8 p.m. at MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.) The variety show tells of the epic battle between greed and generosity, and includes yuletide fire stunts by the Roc City Circus, a special Black Friday honorarium of Economicus, the Ho Ho Horchestra, Left of Center Stage burlesque acts, Santanalia carols, and plenty of surprises and holiday cheer, all emceed by Maurice and Nikola “Tedsla.” Admission is a suggested donation of $10. For more information, email email@example.com. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Along with the cider and doughnuts, caroling groups and costumed shopkeepers, this year includes 10 interactive scenes from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Thanksgiving Fundraiser Class to benefit Local Military Families. Pilates Plus, 3300 Monroe Ave. 586-3410. 9-10:30 a.m. Free with donation. To benefit the Full Circle Home: either monetary or any of the following items: Whitman’s Chocolate Sampler, Travel Packages of Tissues, 2.5 in wide Ribbon with wired edges. Comfy, Cozy Socks. [ Friday, November 25 ] 30th Anniversary of Greece Athena High School Class of 1981. Marriott Rochester Airport, 1890 W.Ridge Rd., Greece. athenaclass81@ gmail.com. 6:30 p.m. $50. Cultr Club Launch Party. Lola Bistro & Bar, 630 Monroe Ave. cultrclub. com. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. 21+ only, Music by Dan and Bud; no hats, no hooded sweatshirts, no baggy jeans. Glenmere at Cloverwood Holiday Open House. Cloverwood Senior Center, 1 Sinclair Dr., Pittsford. 248-1131, ksullivan@cloverwood. org. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Occupy Rochester Movie in the Park. Washington Square Park. Brian Lenzo truthtob@yahoo. com. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Occupy Rochester will host a showing of Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story. Moore deploys his humorous approach to explain how Wall Street trashed the American economy and got away with it and left the 99% holding the bag. Please dress warmly and bring a folding chair.
[ Friday, November 25Saturday, November 26 ] Holiday Laser Show. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 271-1880, rmsc.org. Fri 11 a.m. & 4:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m., 4:30 p.m., & 7 p.m. $4-$10. Santanalia Pageant. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. 244-0960, muccc. org, firstname.lastname@example.org. 8 p.m., doors 7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. [ Friday, November 25Sunday, November 27 ] Benefit for AIDS Care of Rochester. The Bachelor Forum, 670 University Ave. 271-6930, bachelor4m/bearnation.html. Fri meet & greet 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat wine, cheese & dessert tasting 4-8 p.m., bear, otter, leather bar night 9 p.m.-2 a.m., after party at Rochester Spa and Body Club, Sun brunch at Strathallen Hotel 1 p.m. $30 includes all except after party at spa. Mr. New York State Bear, Tony Winter. Holiday Tours & Tastings. Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd, Fairport. 223-4210, casalarga.com. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free. [ Saturday, November 26 ] Preparing for the Holidays the 19thCentury Way. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford. 538-6822, gcv.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call for details. Shortsville Santa Train Excursions. LVRRHS Station Museum, 8 E. High St., Shortsville. 315-3741570, fingerlakesscenicrailway. com. Departure times are 10 & 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30, and 4 p.m. $12, children age 2 and under on lap free.
Star of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in Person. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. 271-3361, eastmanhouse.org. 7 p.m. $6$8. Peter Ostrum, who starred as Charlie Bucket, as to what it was like to be on the magical set of this film. Tenth Annual Santa Train Excursions. LVRRHS Station Museum, 8 E. High St., Shortsville. 315-374-1570, fingerlakesscenicrailway.com/ node/368. Departures at 10 & 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30 & 4 p.m. $12, ages 2 and under free. The Polar Express Train Ride. Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave, Medina. 7986106, railroadmuseum.net, polarexpressride.com. 5:45 & 7 p.m. $28. [ Saturday, November 26Sunday, November 27 ] Holley Trolley Rides. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E River Rd, Rush. 5331113, nymtmuseum.org. Rides operate every half-hour, starting at 11:30 a.m. Included with museum admission: $4-$5. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the museum on Sunday, November 27 only, 2-4 p.m. [ Sunday, November 27 ] 5th Annual Light of Love Ceremony. Lakeshore Drive and Kershaw Park, Canandaigua. 729-8693, bluestarmothersny1. org. 1 p.m. Free. Long Season Winter Farmers’ Market. Brookside Recreation Center, 220 Idlewood Road. swfarmersmarket.org. 1-4 p.m. Free admission. Rochester Winos November Wine Tour: Seneca Lake. Meet at World Gym parking lot, 1717 East Ave . 288-2277. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $60, register. [ Monday, November 28 ] Emerging Filmmaker Series. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 2580400, thelittle.org. 9:15 p.m. $5. “Searching for Dead Dogs” and “The Other Town.” Rochester Beekeepers group. Cornell Cooperative ExtensionRochester, 249 Highland Ave. 8206619, RochesterBeekeepers@ gmail.com. 7 p.m. Free. [ Tuesday, November 29 ] XRX Pioneer Club Singles Group Lunch. 872-0975. 11:30 p.m. $12.50-$17.50 members; $13.50-$18.50 guests. [ Wed., November 30 ] Highland Park Winter Farmers Market. Cornell Cooperative Extension-Rochester, 249 Highland Ave. highlandwintermarket.com. 3-6 p.m. Free admission. RAPIER SLICES Open Mic. Venu Resto-Lounge, 151 St Paul St. 802-4660. 7:30-11 p.m. $3-5. 18+ with proper ID. Rochester Winos Wine and Food Pairing. Roam Cafe, 260 Park Ave. rochesterwinos.com. 6:30 p.m. registration, 7-9:30 p.m. event. $30-$35, register. [ Wednesday, November 30Friday, December 16 ] Christmas Teas. Hurd Orchards, Rt 104 W & Monroe-Orleans County Line Rd, Holley. 6385175, hurdorchards.com.
12:30 p.m., also Dec 1, 8 & 15 at 4 p.m. $29.75, register. No Dec 3 or 4.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.** [ Friday, November 25 ] Rochester Amerks vs Albany Devils. Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Blvd. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com. 7:35 p.m. $12-$18. [ Saturday, November 26 ] Rochester Americans vs. Hamilton Bulldogs. Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Blvd. 800745-3000, ticketmaster.com. 7:35 p.m. $12-$18. Rochester Lancers vs. Baltimore Blast. Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Blvd. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com. 1 p.m. $10$15.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.** “Bathing in Bette.” Mon Nov 28. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. 7 p.m. $21. 3254370, downstairscabaret.com. “Billy Elliot, the Musical.” Tue Nov 29-Dec 11. Auditorium Theatre, 875 E Main St. TueWed 7:30 p.m. $37.50-$69.50. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster. com, email@example.com. “A Christmas Carol” Previews & Opening Night. Fri Nov 25-Dec 24. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Previews Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m., Tue 7 p.m., Opening Night Wed Nov 30 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 232-4382, gevatheatre.org. “Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom.” Ongoing. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 6 & 9 p.m., Sun 6 p.m., Wed Nov 23 7 p.m. $29-$36. 325-4370, downstairscabaret.com. “The Gift of the Magi.” Sat Nov 26-Dec 11. Black Sheep Theatre, 274 N Goodman St., D313. Sat 4 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15. 861-4816, blacksheeptheatre.org. A Holiday of Song, Dance & Comedy. Sun Nov 27. Chili Senior Center, 3235 Chili Ave. 2 p.m. $3.50. 889-6185. Featuring the award-winning Traveling Cabaret Broadway, movie and pop Holiday musical revue. “Late Night Catechism.” Through Dec 11. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Wed, Nov 23 7 p.m., Fri 7 p.m., Sat 3 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., Tue-Wed Nov 30 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35. 232-4382, gevatheatre.org. “One More for My Baby.” Ongoing. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Fri-Sat 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $29-$39. 3254370, downstairscabaret.com. “You Say Tomato, I Say Shutup.” Ongoing. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. Fri-Sat 5 & 8:30 p.m. $29-$36. 3254370, downstairscabaret.com.
THEATER | “Billy Elliot”
Many people know the tale of young British dancer Billy Elliot from the hit 2000 film of the same name. Now, “Billy Elliot the Musical” will take the story to the stage at the Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.) for a two-week stand. Telling the story of Billy, an 11-year-old boy in working-class British mining town who ditches boxing classes in favor of ballet class, the musical has been performed worldwide and received a strong Broadway reception, including the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical. Featuring a cast of 45 and a musical score written by Elton John, this inspirational musical is a crowd-pleaser. “Billy Elliot the Musical” opens Tuesday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m., and will run through Sunday, December 11. Tickets cost $37.50-$69.50. For more information and a full schedule of performances, visit rbtl.org. — BY ERIC LACLAIR
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[ Through Wednesday, November 30 ] Rochester Oratorio Society “Creative Call” Auditions for Spring 2012 Season. 4732234, ROSsings@atnmail. com, ROSsings.org. Call for info and audition time. Free. Area vocalists with good musical skills are invited to join Rochester’s premier choral ensemble. Auditions will be scheduled by appointment during the month of November. [ Sunday, November 27 & Tuesday, November 29 ] Empire State Theatre Call for Auditions. RAPA East End Theatre, 727 E Main St. firstname.lastname@example.org. Sun 2-5 p.m., Tue 7-9 p.m. Free. No audition Monday, November 28. Empire State Lyric Theatre will present its first annual Chamber Opera Festival on March 2-4, 2012. ESLT seeks trained adult singers residing in Western New York, college-age and older, for paid and unpaid roles in all productions. [ Ongoing ] Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus seeks new members. 223-9006, email@example.com. By appointment, auditions ongoing throughout the season. Free.
**Due to the holiday, some venues may have different hours. Please call ahead.**
Saturday, November 26 ] Chef’s Table: The Ultimate Couple’s Class. New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 S Main St., Canandaigua. 394-7070, nywcc.com. 6-8:30 p.m. $75, register. [ Saturday, November 26 ] The Omlete Station. New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 S Main St., Canandaigua. 3947070, nywcc.com. 10 a.m.noon. $40, register. [ Monday, November 28 ] Cooking Class: Jay Speranze from Tony D’s Coal Fired Pizza. Rosario Pino’s, 349 W Commercial St #1620, East Rochester. 267-7405, rosariopinos.com. 6-8 p.m. $75, register. [ Wed., November 30 ] Cooking Class: Rosita CaridiMiller from Cibi Deliziosi. Rosario Pino’s, 349 W Commercial St #1620, East Rochester. 267-7405, rosariopinos.com. 6-8 p.m. $75, register. Legal Checklist to Protect You and Your Family. The Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mount Hope Ave. 546-8400 x3710, apascucci@episcopalseniorlife. org, episcopalseniorlife.org. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Soup! Soup! and more Soup! Cornell Cooperative ExtensionRochester, 249 Highland Ave. 461-1000 x228, mycce.org/ monroe. 6-8 p.m. $35, register.
[ Thursday, November 24 ] Toastmasters Club 476. Holiday Inn, 911 Brooks Ave. 4585584, rochestertoastmasters. com. 6-8 p.m. Free. The oldest, continuously operational, public speaking and educational club, east of the Mississippi. rochestercitynewspaper.com City 23
Film Times Fri Nov 25-Thu Dec 1 Schedules change often. Call theaters or visit rochestercitynewspaper.com for updates.
Brockport Strand 637-3310 89 Main St, Brockport ARTHUR CHRISTMAS: 7, 9; also Fri-Sun 1, 3, 5; THE MUPPETS: 7, 9; also Fri-Sun 12:30, 2:40, 5:40; TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN 1: 7:15; 9:30; also FriSun 12:15, 2:35, 4:55.
Canandaigua Theatres 396-0110 Wal-Mart Plaza, Canandaigua ARTHUR CHRISTMAS: 7, 9; also Fri-Sun 1, 3, 5; HAPPY FEET TWO: 7; also Fri-Sun 1, 3, 5; also in 3D 7 (no Sat), 9; also Fri-Sun in 3D 1, 3, 5; IMMORTALS: 7:15, 9:20; also Fri-Sun 1, 3:05, 5:10; IN TIME: 9; JACK AND JILL: 7:10, 9:10; also Fri-Sun 1:10, 3:10, 5:10; J. EDGAR: 7, 9:25; also Fri-Sun 1:15, 4; THE MUPPETS: 7, 9; also Fri-Sun 12:30, 2:40, 4:50; PUSS IN BOOTS: Fri-Sun 1, 3, 5; TOWER HEIST: 7:15, 9:20; TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN: 7:15, 8:15, 9:30; also Fri-Sun 12:15, 1, 2:35, 3:30; 4:55, 5:45; WE BOUGHT A ZOO: Sat 7.
The ultimate plastic surgery [ REVIEW ] by George Grella
“The Skin I Live In” (R), directed by Pedro Almodóvar Now playing
Whatever the quality of the work, in just about all of his films Pedro Almodóvar rarely neglects an opportunity to explore, often comically, some unusual sexual territory. The offbeat characters, the quirky nude scenes, and the bondage in “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” for example, suggest some of his particular cinematic interests. In “Talk to Her,” he included a remarkable moment, a movie within the movie, which for the first time fulfilled the
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previously unspoken logic of the 1957 sciencefiction classic, “The Incredible Shrinking Man.” Though darker, sadder, and more complex than many of his previous films, his latest, “The Skin I Live In,” demonstrates his continuing fascination with bizarre sexual situations. It begins with a lecture by a distinguished plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), outlining his work on reconstructing faces, an operation that he says he finds a most moving experience. When he confesses to an illegal process, involving some combination of animal and human genes and skin, he rather casually abandons his work and returns to his great project, essentially the creation of a new person. That project proceeds through a thick and complicated cloud of deception and obfuscation, as the plot moves back and forth through various times in the scientist’s life, with enough backstory to fill a few more movies. He works obsessively on a lithe and lovely female patient, Vera (Elena Anaya), whom he keeps imprisoned in his magnificent house, shaping her
Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya in Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In.” photo courtesy Sony Pictures Classics
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features to resemble his dead wife. A series of allusions to incidents in the past, some rather clumsy exposition, and several flashbacks finally clarify the confusion, creating an even weirder story beneath the surface action. The violent plot, which includes two rapes, two suicides, and three murders, grows out of Ledgard’s wife’s infidelity years earlier. Her suicide results from her realization of the extent of her disfigurement from burns suffered in an automobile accident with her lover; her daughter, unbalanced by her mother’s death, herself later commits suicide when a drug-addled young man, Vicente (Jan Comet), rapes her at a wedding party. In the plot that takes place in present time and dominates this very crowded movie, Ledgard embarks on a terrible course of revenge for his daughter’s rape and suicide. He kidnaps Vicente and, employing all his skill, proceeds on the long and arduous process of turning him into a woman. Over a long period of time, he conducts various procedures, including a vaginaplasty, some sort of body reshaping, skin replacement, and presumably the administering of the required hormones, making Vicente into Vera, the beautiful woman imprisoned in his house. Even more shocking, perhaps because Ledgard makes his creation in the image of his dead wife, the script introduces another disturbing element — the doctor apparently falls in love with his patient. Some shocking moments of brutality interrupt the course of that peculiar
Pulling the strings [ REVIEW ] BY DAYNA PAPALEO
“Melancholia” (R), written and directed by Lars von Trier Now playing
“Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” (NR), directed by Constance Marks Screen Friday and Sunday at the Dryden
relationship, leading to some graphic discussion of the manner in which the would-be lovers achieve consummation. Continuing its deception of the audience, the movie changes direction once again through yet more violence before settling into a troubling sentimentality. The picture demonstrates some of the difference between American and Spanish filmmaking, or at least Almodóvar’s filmmaking. In this country “The Skin I Live In” would be a relatively straightforward horror flick, with Dr. Ledgard the usual mad scientist slicing and dicing in the usual Hollywood laboratory. Almodóvar, however, concocts a strange and most unsettling story of revenge, love, and heartbreak, with an entirely different interpretation of the sexuality that forms the essence of horror film. The director’s familiar visual style imbues “The Skin I Live In” with his usual brilliant color, making every scene, even every shot, beautifully lit and sharply etched, enriching all the objects and all the backgrounds with a remarkably attractive radiance. He shoots the several laboratory procedures, the various preparations for surgeries, the careful selection and laying out of instruments with an uncanny meticulousness, creating a cold, sterile, scientific, and most important, plausible version of a most uncommon kind of horror. In a sense, Almodóvar’s movie reinterprets the whole history of mad-scientist horror, from “Frankenstein” to “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” minus the melodrama, the campiness, and Vincent Price.
The stunning drama “Melancholia” begins at the end: the end of the film, quite possibly the end of the world. Danish auteur Lars von Trier mesmerizes us at the outset with image after lushly apocalyptic image, and though we’re not quite sure what we’re looking at, it clearly doesn’t bode well for anyone. Except the audience, that is; “Melancholia” is von Trier’s most disciplined work, accessible even, and maybe the first of his movies that doesn’t feel compelled to cram its artsy, provocative aspirations down our throats. The film actually concerns something other than the filmmaker himself, though the themes — of depression, of helplessness, of hope — are universally personal. But that’s not to say that von Trier has lost his uncompromising edge; his longstanding compulsions to instigate and challenge are thankfully undimmed.
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“Melancholia” is told through the tale of two very different sisters, each of whom commands her own namesake chapter. The first is a borderline comedy from the perspective of Kirsten Dunst’s newly married Justine that takes place at her opulent wedding reception, where her initial joy quickly wears off. Her no-nonsense sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) tries to keep the festivities moving, but the bride has descended into a bleak ennui, her quiet cries for help ignored by her selfish rascal of a father (John Hurt) and cruelly cynical mother (the ever-gorgeous Charlotte Rampling). The second chapter unfolds some time after the reception as Claire welcomes her little sister into her home following what seems to be a break with reality. Justine is nearly catatonic, unable to cope with most things but surprisingly lucid about others. It’s during the heavy “Claire” that the sisters’ roles subtly shift; where Claire was once the self-appointed caretaker, Justine must now provide the emotional tether for her older sister as Claire tries to process her mounting fears over Melancholia, a rogue planet that might be on a collision course with Earth. Claire’s chilly husband (welcome back to the movies, Kiefer Sutherland!) seems optimistic about Melancholia’s trajectory, while Justine is blunt: “The earth is evil. We don’t need to grieve for it.” Justine may also secretly welcome the ultimate physical manifestation of her apathy toward humanity, as demonstrated by an arresting shot of her basking naked in Melancholia’s fittingly blue glow. And despite the opening imagery, which makes sense as the final act goes down, von Trier keeps us guessing about whether he’ll give us the ending we want or the ending we need. Much ink has been spilled over von Trier’s penchant for putting his leading ladies through the psychological wringer (see “Antichrist,” “Dancer in the Dark,” or my favorite film, “Breaking the Waves”), but after watching Dunst give the most accomplished performance of her career
thus far, I realized he’s shouldering too much blame. Acting, as far as I know, is a voluntary pastime; who wouldn’t want to push their boundaries? Dunst is nicely matched by Gainsbourg, who may have the more demanding part as the mother prematurely mourning her son’s death. But von Trier, as always, is the star; he’s conspicuously aided here by Wagner’s prelude to “Tristan and Isolde” as well as skilled cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro, with whom he creates some jaw-dropping frames of film, at once exquisite and scary. One day in 1985, at work on the most
famous fake street in the world, the late Muppeteer Richard Hunt tossed a furry red monster onto his co-worker’s lap, frustrated that he couldn’t find an angle. Kevin Clash, however, had a bit more luck. “I knew that Elmo should represent love,” Clash says in the lovely, inspiring documentary “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey,” which helps us get to know the man who brought one of the most famous Muppets to life. We hear from his proud parents, who unconditionally supported their puppet-obsessed son even when the other kids taunted him for playing with dolls. And even though Clash caught some professional breaks early on, he was determined to someday work with Muppet mastermind Jim Henson. “Being Elmo” features copious footage of the hard-working young man as he realized his dream, which, unbeknownst to him, would place difficult demands on both his time and family as Elmo’s popularity exploded. Director Constance Marks speaks to Clash’s admiring peers, but the sweetest bytes come from the humble Clash, who still sounds shocked over his good fortune. (And try not getting choked up as Elmo cuddles with kids.) No, “Being Elmo” isn’t particularly well constructed, but who cares? Its charming subject and his generous spirit are infectious. Photo courtesy Photofest
Friday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., & Sunday, Nov 27, 5 p.m. Sesame Street's Elmo is an instantly recognizable icon, but who is the man behind the lovable red puppet? Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Being Elmo traces the career of Baltimore's Kevin Clash from backyard puppet shows to working with his idol, Jim Henson. (Constance Marks, US 2011, 76 min.) Peter Ostrum (a.k.a Charlie) from
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Movies for movie lovers, 6 nights a week. New Release!
Saturday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m., Dryden Everlasting Gobstompers! Oompa Loompas! It’s been 40 years since the release of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Don’t miss this chance to hear first-hand from Peter Ostrum, who starred as Charlie Bucket, what it was like to be on the magical set. (Mel Stuart, US 1971, 100 min.) Additional screening: Sunday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m.
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Fri-Sun in 3D 12; IMMORTALS: 1:25, 4:05, 6:35, 9:15; also Fri-Sun 10:55 a.m.; also in 3D 2:25, 5:05, 7:35, 10:10; ; also Fri-Sun in 3D 11:55 a.m.; JACK AND JILL: 2:15, 4:45, 7:45, 10:05; also Fri-Sun 11:35 a.m.; J. EDGAR: 4:15, 7:15, 10:15; also open-captioned 1:15; THE MUPPETS: 11:50 a.m., 1:50, 2:40, 4:30, 5:15, 7:20, 7:50, 10:25; also FriSun 11:10 a.m.; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3: 10; PUSS IN BOOTS: 1:30, 3:55, 6:50; also Fri-Sun 11:05 a.m.; also in 3D 2:05, 4:25, 7:25, 9:45; also Fri-Sun in 3D11:45 a.m.; TOWER HEIST: 1:55, 4:35, 7:05, 9:55; also Fri-Sun 11:25 a.m.; TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN: 1, 1:40, 2:10, 3:45, 4:30, 4:50, 6:30, 7, 7:40, 9:20, 9:50, 10:40; also Fri-Sun 11 a.m.; A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS: 10:35.
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425-0420 Eastview Mall, Victor ARTHUR CHRISTMAS: 1:20, 7:40; also Fri-Sun 10:55 a.m.; also in 3D 2:05, 4:35, 7, 9:40; also Fri-Sun in 3D 11:40 a.m.; FOOTLOOSE: 10:25; HAPPY FEET TWO: 2:15, 7:20; also Fri-Sun 11:50 a.m.; also in 3D 1:40, 4:05, 6:40, 9:20; also Fri-Sun in 3D 11:05 a.m.; HUGO: 4:20, 10:05; also in 3D 2, 4:50, 7:45, 10:35; also Fri-Sun in 3D 11 a.m.; IMMORTALS (3D): 2:20, 5, 7:35, 10:20; also Fri-Sun 11:45 a.m.; JACK AND JILL: 2:10, 4:30, 6:45, 9:25; also Fri-Sun 11:25 a.m.; J. EDGAR: 1:10, 4:10, 7:15, 10:15; THE MUPPETS: 12, 1:50, 2:40, 4:25, 5:15, 7:10, 7:50, 9:50; also Fri-Sun 11:15 a.m.; PUSS IN BOOTS: 2:30, 4:55, 7:25, 10; also Fri-Sun 11:35 a.m.; TOWER HEIST: 4:45, 9:45; TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN 1: 1:30, 2:25, 4:15, 5:05, 7:30, 8, 10:10, 10:40; also Fri-Sun 10:50 a.m., 11:30 a.m..
Geneseo Theatres 243-2691 Geneseo Square Mall ARTHUR CHRISTMAS: 7, 9; also Fri-Sun 1, 3, 5; HAPPY FEET TWO (3D): 7, 9; also Fri-Sun 1, 3, 5; IMMORTALS: 7:15, 9:20; also Fri-Sun 5:10; JACK AND JILL: 7:10, 9:10; also Fri-Sun 1:10, 3:10, 5:10; THE MUPPETS: 7, 9; also Fri-Sat 26 City november 23-29, 2011
12:30, 2:40, 4:50; PUSS IN BOOTS: Fri-Sun 1, 3; TWLIGHT: BREAKING DAWN: 7:15, 9:30; also Fri-Sun 12:15, 2:35, 4:55.
Greece Ridge 12 225-5810 176 Greece Ridge Center Dr. ARTHUR CHRISTMAS: 4:30, 9:45; also in 3D 2, 7:20; also Fri-Sun in 3D 11:15 a.m.; HAPPY FEET TWO: 4:20, 9:25; also in 3D 1:50, 6:50; HUGO: 1:20, 6:40; also in 3D 1:40, 4:35, 7:30, 10:20; also Fri-Sun in 3D 10:50 a.m.; IMMORTALS (3D): 2:05, 5, 7:50, 10:30; also Fri-Sun 11:30 a.m.; JACK AND JILL: 2:15, 4:45, 7:45, 10:05; also Fri-Sun 11:45 a.m.; J. EDGAR: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15; THE MUPPETS: 1:30, 2:10, 4:05, 4:50, 7, 7:40, 9:35, 10:25; also Fri-Sat 10:55 a.m., 11:25 a.m.; PUSS IN BOOTS: 1:55, 4:55, 7:35, 9:50; also Fri-Sun 11:20 a.m.; TOWER HEIST: 4:10, 9:40; also Fri-Sun 10:45 a.m.; TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN 1: 1:05, 2:20, 3:50, 5:10, 6:45, 8, 9:55, 10:40; also Fri-Sun 11:35 a.m.
Henrietta 18 424-3090 525 Marketplace Dr. ARTHUR CHRISTMAS: 1, 3:20, 5:40, 8:10, 10:40; also in 3D 2, 4:20, 6:40, 9; COURAGEOUS: 12:25; HAPPY FEET TWO: 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9:10; also in 3D 2:30, 5, 7:40, 10:10; HUGO: 3:10, 9:05; also in 3D 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:25; IMMORTALS (3D): 1:45, 4:15, 5:20, 6:45, 9:20, 10:15; JACK AND JILL: 12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:40; J. EDGAR: 1:05, 7:05, 9:25; also open-captioned 4:05, 10:05; THE MUPPETS: 1:10, 2:10, 3:50, 4:50, 6:50, 7:50, 10:30; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3: 10:35; PUSS IN BOOTS: 12:55, 3:15, 5:30, 8:05; also in 3D 2:35, 4:55, 7:10, 9:35; TOWER HEIST: 3:25, 6:25, 8:55; TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN 1: 12:20, 1:20, 1:50, 2:20, 4:10, 4:40, 5:10, 6:20, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:50, 10:20, 10:50; A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS: 2:40, 7:55.
The Little 258-0400 240 East Ave. THE DESCENDANTS: 6:30, 9; also Sat-Sun 12, 2:45; LIKE CRAZY: 7:20, 9:40; also Sat-Sun 1, 3:45; LITTLE BUDDIES: EXPLORERS: Sat 10 a.m.; MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE: 6:50, 9:10; also SatSun 12:30, 3; MELANCHOLIA: 6:40, 9:30; also Sat-Sun 12:15, 3:15; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN: 7, 9:20; also Sat-Sun 12:45, 3:30.
Movies 10 292-5840 2613 W. Henrietta Rd. 50/50: 11:55 a.m., 2:40, 5, 7:40, 10; ABDUCTION: 11:50
a.m., 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:10; CONTAGION: 11:45 a.m., 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 9:55; DRIVE: 12, 2:45, 5:10, 7:45, 10:05; THE HELP: 11:15 a.m., 2:25, 5:35, 8:45; JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN: 11:4 0 a.m., 4:40, 9:25; THE LION KING (3D): 11:25 a.m., 2:30, 4:50, 7:20, 9:35; SARAH’S KEY: 11:30 a.m., 2:05, 4:30, 7:05, 9:30; SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA: 11:35 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40; THE SMURFS: 2:10, 7; THE THREE MUSKETEERS: 11:20 a.m., 4:35, 9:45; also in 3D 2, 7:10.
Pittsford Cinema 383-1310 3349 Monroe Ave. THE DESCENDANTS: 2, 2:50, 4:35, 5:25, 7:10, 8; also FriSat 9:45; also Fri-Sun 12:15; HAPPY FEET TWO: 4:10; also Fri-Sun 11:40 a.m.; also in 3D 1:50, 6:40; also Fri-Sat in 3D 9:05; HUGO (3D): 12:40, 3:40; 6:30; also Fri-Sat 9:20; JACK AND JILL: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20; also Fri-Sat 9:30; J. EDGAR: 1, 3:55, 6:50; also Fri-Sat 9:40; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN: 2:30, 4:45, 7; also Fri-Sat 9:15; also Fri-Sun 12:05; TOWER HEIST: 2:40, 5:15, 7:40; also Fri-Sat 10; also Fri-Sun 12:25; TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN 1: 2:20, 4:55, 7:30; also Fri-Sat 10:05; also Fri-Sun 11:50 a.m.
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Webster 12 888-262-4386 2190 Empire Blvd. ARTHUR CHRISTMAS: 2:40, 7:30; also Fri-Sun 10 a.m.; also in 3D 12:20, 5:10; also Fri-Sat in 3D 9:50; also FriSun 10:10 a.m.; HAPPY FEET TWO: 1:30, 3:45, 6:45; also Fri-Sat 9; also Fri-Sun 11:15 a.m.; also in 3D 12:45, 3, 5:30, 7:50; also Fri-Sun in 3D 10:20 a.m.; IMMORTALS: 3:15; also in 3D12:30, 5:45, 8:15; also Fri-Sat in 3D 10:40; JACK AND JILL: 12:10, 2:50, 5:20, 7:40; also Fri-Sat 10:10; also Fri-Sun 10:05 a.m.; J. EDGAR: 1:20, 4:15, 7:20; also Fri-Sat 10:20; also Fri-Sun 10:10 a.m.; THE MUPPETS: 1:45, 4:30, 7:15; also Fri-Sat 9:40; also Fri-Sun 10 a.m., 11 a.m.; PUSS IN BOOTS: 2:30, 7:10; also Fri-Sun 10 a.m.; also in 3D 12, 4:50; also Fri-Sat in 3D 9:15; TOWER HEIST: 1:10, 3:30, 5:55, 8:30; also Fri-Sat 10:45 a.m., 10:50; TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN 1: 1, 2, 4:05, 5, 7, 8; also Fri-Sat 10, 11; also Fri-Sun 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.; A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS (3D): Fri-Sat 10:30; THE WAY: 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:40, 7:05; also Fri-Sat 9:30.
Film Previews Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (PG): From the Aardman Animation studios comes this holiday tale that exposes the state-of-the-art technology in use at the North Pole and how Arthur, Santa’s youngest son, must use it for his own important mission. Featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, and Michael Palin. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Webster BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY (2011): This sweet, inspirational documentary shines the spotlight on Baltimore native Kevin Clash, whose childhood obsession with puppets led to his current position as the man behind the lovable red icon. Dryden (Fri, Nov 25, 8 p.m., and Sun, Nov 27, 5 p.m.) THE BOSTON STRANGLER (1968): Tony Curtis stars as Beantown plumber Albert DeSalvo in this fact-based crime-drama about the investigation into the serial killings that terrorized Boston in the early 60’s. Co-starring Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, and Sally Kellerman. Dryden (Wed, Nov 23, 8 p.m.) THE DESCENDANTS (R): Alexander Payne’s long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s “Sideways” is this bittersweet comedy starring George Clooney as a father who travels to Hawaii to reconnect with his daughters but instead discovers a life-changing secret. With Matthew Lillard and Judy Greer. Little, Pittsford HUGO (PG): As if the world isn’t weird enough, Martin Scorsese has made a 3D family film! It’s about an orphan in 1930s Paris who gets involved in a mystery involving his late dad and a robot With Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, and Jude Law. Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford LIKE CRAZY (PG-13): Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence lead the cast of this romantic drama about a British exchange student who falls for an American design major, only have their relationship tested when she’s banned from the US after overstaying her visa. Little MAN, WOMAN AND SIN (1927): John Gilbert and stage actress Jeanne Eagels star in this silent melodrama as a young reporter who falls for his managing editor’s beautiful mistress, with tragic results. Dryden (Tue, Nov 29, 8 p.m.) MELANCHOLIA (R): Kirsten Dunst won the Best Actress award at Cannes for her performance in Lars von Trier’s latest, a dark drama about two sisters and their very different reactions to the imminent end of the world. With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Keifer Sutherland, and Alexander Skarsgård. Little THE MUPPETS (PG): Jason Segel and Amy Adams lead the human contingent in the latest Muppet adventure, in which they must reunite Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the gang
to prevent a heartless oil man (Chris Cooper) from drilling under the Muppet Theatre. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Webster MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (R): Michelle Williams plays Norma Jean herself in this adaptation of Colin Clark’s memoir about the time he spent with Monroe as Sir Laurence Olivier’s assistant during the filming of 1957’s “The Prince and The Showgirl.” Co-starring Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, and Dame Judi Dench. Little, Pittsford WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971): Peter Ostrum — Charlie Bucket himself! — will be on hand for the Saturday screening of the classic Roald Dahl adaptation about a magical candy concern and its eccentric owner. Dryden (Sat, Nov 26, 7 p.m., and Sun, Nov 27, 2 p.m.) [ CONTINUING ] BREAKING DAWN: PART 1 (PG-13): Finally! Let’s get this over with. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Webster FOOTLOOSE (PG-13): Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow”) directs this remake of the iconic 80’s film about a city boy who moves to a town where dancing has been banned and then lives a quiet, uneventful life. Kidding! With Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, and Dennis Quaid. Culver, Eastview HAPPY FEET TWO (PG): Elijah Wood, Pink, and Common are but three of the celebrities lending their voices to this sequel from “Mad Max” director George Miller, in which Mumbles and the rest of the penguins fight to preserve their penguiny way of life. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Webster THE IDES OF MARCH (R): Ryan Gosling and George Clooney lead a dream cast — which includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, and Marisa Tomei — in this Clooney-directed drama about a young political strategist in possession of a secret that could derail his candidate’s presidential campaign. Cinema IMMORTALS (R): Tarsem Singh’s follow-up to 2008’s spectacular “The Fall” is this violent 3D adventure-fantasy that pits the Zeus-anointed peasant Theseus (future Superman Henry Cavill) against Greek god Hyperion (the great Mickey Rourke). With Stephen Dorff and Freida Pinto. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Webster IN TIME (PG-13): Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfriend, and Cillian Murphy star in the latest from writer-director Andrew Niccol, high-concept science-fiction set in a future where the wealthiest live the longest and one young man goes on the run from a corrupt police force who believe he murdered a rich man for his time. Canandaigua, Cinema
J. EDGAR (R): Clint Eastwood directs Leonardo DiCaprio as the controversial first director of the FBI, a post he held for nearly 40 years during which he modernized law enforcement and tried to keep big secrets. Co-starring Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, and Dame Judi Dench, and written by “Milk” Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Webster JACK AND JILL (PG): Your yearly dosage of Adam Sandler gets upped as the successful SNL alum plays both title roles in this family comedy about bickering adult twins spending Thanksgiving together. Featuring Katie Holmes, Al Pacino (!), plus, of course, Spade, Meadows, MacDonald, and Carvey. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Webster MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (R): The debut feature from writer-director Sean Durkin is a drama about a young, damaged woman (Elizabeth Olsen) trying to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. With Hugh Dancy and “Winter’s Bone” Oscar nominee John Hawkes. Little MONEYBALL (PG-13): Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, and Jonah Hill star for “Capote” director Bennett Miller in this Sorkin/ Zaillian-scripted adaptation of Michael Lewis’ nonfiction bestseller that tells how Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane fielded a successful team using statistical analysis. Cinema PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 (R): This prequel to the prequel to “Paranormal Activity” visits Katie and Kristi as children, when they first encounter the invisible entity residing in their home. Culver, Henrietta PUSS IN BOOTS (PG): Antonio Banderas voices the title character in this “Shrek” prequel, which pits the swashbuckling feline against those amoral thugs Jack and Jill, voiced by Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris. Also featuring the pipes of Salma Hayek and Zach Galafianakis. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Webster TOWER HEIST (PG-13): Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, and Téa Leoni lead the cast of this action comedy from “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner about a group of working stiffs plotting to rob the wealthy businessman (Alan Alda) who defrauded them in a Ponzi scheme. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Webster A VERY HAROLD AND KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS (R): After his stint in the Obama administration, Kal Penn reunites with John Cho as our favorite stoners, this time trying to save the holiday after burning down Harold’s father-in-law’s prized Christmas tree. Featuring, of course, Neil Patrick Harris. Culver, Henrietta, Webster
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BASS LESSONS With Seth Horan - All levels; all styles - Bass guitar, Upright bass, singing while playing, more! Through Rochester Contemporary School of Music Visit rochesterbasslessons.com
THE CHORUS OF THE GENESEE (CoG) has openings in all voice parts. The CoG performs a wide variety of musical styles from barbershop to Broadway, to patriotic and religious. Men of all ages. Contact Ed Rummler at 585385-2698.
PIANO LESSONS In your home or mine. Patient, experienced instructor teaching all ages, levels and musical styles. Call Scott: 585- 465-0219. Visit www.scottwrightmusic.com
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A Home for the Holidays
115 Dorchester Road With the holidays right around the corner, visions of grand parties for friends and family dance through our heads. Imagine being a gracious and well-prepared host, gliding through a sea of smiling faces and general merriment in a home designed and built to foster and support the art of entertaining on a grand scale. The house at 115 Dorchester is perfectly suited for holiday entertaining as well as everyday living. This 1927 red brick Colonial Revival stands out on its mature, corner lot with surrounding iron fence, fitting in naturally amongst the other stately homes in the Browncroft neighborhood. A highly desirable area in Rochester, Browncroft has successfully preserved its character and value over the years, and was recently the featured attraction on The Landmark Society’s 2011 House and Garden Tour. Inside the house, the expansive foyer flows nicely into the formal dining room on the left and the living room to the right. The original hardwood floors and molding are intact throughout the first floor. Matching crystal chandeliers and wall sconces, which appear to be original to the house, help to unify these rooms. This house has the layout and conveniences to make you a master entertainer. The backlit, built-in hutch in the dining room would proudly display festive chinaware. Guests can congregate near the wood-burning fireplace in the wide-open living room, or relax in the enclosed porch which has an inviting gas
fireplace. Food preparation can be done out of sight in the large kitchen at the rear of the house. A powder room is conveniently located on the first floor for the use of family and guests alike. When the holiday celebrations are over, this 3,800+ square foot home offers plenty of space and amenities for everyday living. The kitchen boasts modern appliances, wooden cabinets, and new flooring. There is plenty of space to expand storage or add additional cabinets. A converted porch now serves as a breakfast area, offering a cozy space to relax and enjoy the sunshine. The second floor contains two sizable bedrooms, a massive master suite, and a master bath with a shower and whirlpool tub. The master suite has an attached walk-in closet that can accommodate all the accumulated clutter of life. There is an additional bedroom suite on the third floor, which includes a second full bath. This home was designed to be shared and enjoyed with family and friends, and will make every day feel like a holiday. 115 Dorchester Road is listed at $279,900. To arrange a tour contact Amy Petrone at 585-218-6850. For more information and photographs, visit rochestercityliving.com/ property/R164515. by Peter Smith Peter lives and works in Rochester and is a Landmark Society volunteer.
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Office of location: Monroe County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6 N. Main St, Fairport NY 14450. Purpose any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an order entered by the Supreme Court, Monroe County, on the 17th Day of November, 2011, bearing Index# 2011/13073, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Clerk, located at 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, grants me the right to assume the name of Myles Xazavier Bernard. My present address is: 58 Arnett Boulevard Rochester, New York 14611; the place of my birth is Paducah, Kentucky; my present name is Myle Xazavier Wilson. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 833 PORTLAND LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/24/11. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 833 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 41 Pebble Hill Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of a Limited liability Company (LLC) Name JDI SUPPLIES LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/29/20011 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, 3 Larkspur Lane, Fairport, NY 14450. Any lawful purpose.
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NY (SSNY) on 10/07/11. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of PLLC: 65 Cobble Creek Rd., Victor, NY 14564. 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: Dentistry. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DEALERGARDEN, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/18/11. 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 Walter E. Baur IV, 120 West Main St., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DELISH BAKERY, L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/5/2011. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 266 Park Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Latest date on which the LLC may dissolve is 10/5/2041. 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 DEWEY CENTER, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/12/11. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 2771-2781 Dewey Ave., Rochester, NY 14616. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 95 Longford Rd., Rochester, NY 14615. As amended by Cert. of Correction filed with SSNY on 08/04/11, the process addr. is: 95 Langford Rd., Rochester, NY 14615. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DRL4 ENTERPRISES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/01/11. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 30 Glendower Circle, Pittsford, NY 14534. 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 FLOWER CITY OFFICE CLEANING LLC filed Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State on October 14, 2011. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The office of the LLC and address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process shall be 840 Wheatland Center Road, Scottsville, NY 14546 located in Monroe County. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any business permitted under law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GRHS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/25/11. Office location: Monroe County. Principal business address: 125 Lattimore Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o GRHS Foundation, Inc., 1425 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, Attn: Corporate Counsel. Purpose: operation of an Ambulatory Surgery Center. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of HGV-1 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec’y. of State (SSNY) 8/11/2011. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: 267 Pearl Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of J.JARVIE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/25/11. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 69 Lowden Point Rd., Rochester, NY 14612. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jeffrey T. Jarvie at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of KEY MAN RISK LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/12/11. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 683 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Joseph A. Fiorie at the princ. office
of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: GSAL LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/31/11. 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, c/o Richard L. Reers, P.C., 436 Willis Avenue, Williston Park, New York 11596. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: ROCHESTER REALTY HOLDING GROUP, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/31/11. 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, 32 Briarcliff Road, Shoreham, New York 11786. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MediHealth Consulting Services, LLC. Art. Of Org. filled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/04/2011. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: 15 Hallmont Circle, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of MIRDEN PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/4/2011. 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, 2813 St. Paul Blvd. Rochester NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of NOW AND ZEN OF ROCHESTER, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/28/11. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 102 Suburban Court, Apt #7,
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of RISING LOTUS WELLNESS CENTER, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/2011. 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, 49 Clovercrest Drive, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful act
[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of WJO HOLDINGS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/2011. 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, 2 Longbow Circle, Spencerport NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SAWGRASS PONDS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/4/2011. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 333 Metro Park, Rochester, NY 14623. 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 The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization - West, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/25/11. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 21 W. Park Row, Clinton, NY 13323. 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: To promote the study of freedom, democracy, and capitalism. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of VHG-2 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec’y. of State (SSNY) 10/18/2011. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: 267 Pearl Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF FORMATION of WINDHAM WOODS SUBDIVISION LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 7/11/2011, pursuant to Limited Liability Company Law Section 203. Office location: Monroe County. NYSOS designated as agent for LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: 1402 Five Mile Line
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of YOUR BEST MOVE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/13/11. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Margot C. Long, 21 S. Church St., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. 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 Qualification of ERWIN’S CLEANERS, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/05/11. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/05/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Anton Gudovich, 290 Mt. Hope Ave., Ste. A, Rochester, NY 14620. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GARBER I H LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/02/11. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/25/11. 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 of DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GARBER I PAM LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY)
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[ NOTICE ] Notice of the formation of a limited liability company (LLC): Name: AMBERDAWN LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY on 07/06/2011. Office loc.: 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 AMBERDAWN LLC 247 Albemarle St Rochester, NY 14613. Purpose: Any lawful. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Rochester I, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/25/11. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/15/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 875 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 501, NY, NY 10001. Principal office address: 200 Business Park Dr., Ste. 309, Armonk, NY 10504. Address to be maintained
14606. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] THE GROOMER’S OUTLET, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 9/9/11. NY Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, Attn: LLC Manager, 3160 E. Henrietta Rd., Henrietta, NY 14460. General Purposes.
[ NOTICE ] REDFOOT PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 10/11/11. NY Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to Lora Ann Rothfuss, 1108 Everwild View, Webster, NY 14580. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] THE FLYING PUKEKO, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/24/11. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY
[ NOTICE ] TRU ON MONROE, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 10/5/2011. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC, 105 Troup St., Rochester, NY 14608. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] TWO EE ENTERPRISES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/27/11. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] WATERMARK VENTURES, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the
Sec of State of NY on 9/23/11. NY Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 1288 Scottsville Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] WGM DESIGNS, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 10/3/11. NY Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to Jason P. Scott, 59 Egret Dr., Henrietta, NY 14586. General Purposes [ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION ] IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 08-163-FD09 Division: Family SHAWN CRADDOCK, Petitioner, and REINALDO PACHECO LORENZI, JR., Respondent TO: Reinaldo Pacheco Lorenzi, Jr., 410 Grand St., New York, New York 10002-3646 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Step-Parent Adoption has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action
on Scott T. Orsini, of The Orsini & Rose Law Firm, Petitioner’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 118, St. Petersburg, Florida 33731, within 28 days from the first date of publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court at Pinellas County Courthouse, 545 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Florida 33756, either before service on Petitioner’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the AMENDED petition. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED this 18 day of October, 2011. KEN BURKE CLERK CIRCUIT COURT, 315 Court Street, Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL 33756-5165 BY: /s/SUSAN C. MICHALOWSKI, Deputy Clerk [ NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF AUTHORITY OF LLC ] Cerion NRX, LLC (“LLC”) filed Application for Authority with the NY Secretary of State (“NYSS”) on November 2, 2011. LLC’s jurisdiction is Delaware and was organized on May 2, 2011. LLC’s office is located in Monroe County and the NYSS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against
it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to 1 Blossom Rd., Rochester, NY 14607. The address of the LLC’s registered office in Delaware is 615 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 and the name of its registered agent at such address is National Corporate Research, Ltd. LLC’s purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF AUTHORITY OF LLC ] GHLDS #6, LLC (“LLC”) filed Application for Authority with the NY Secretary of State (“NYSS”) on October 13, 2011. LLC’s jurisdiction is Texas and was organized on July 1, 2011. LLC’s office is located in Monroe County and the NYSS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to c/o Boylan Code, LLP 145 Culver Rd., Ste 100, Rochester, NY 14620. The address of the LLC’s registered office in Texas is 10107 Quaker Ave, Ste 100, Lubbock, TX 79424. The LLC’s Certificate of Formation was filed with the Secretary of State, PO Box 13697, Austin, TX 78711. LLC’s purpose is to engage in any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Culver Norton Real Estate LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on February 23, 2011.
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 1304 Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14621. The purpose of the Company is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Jackson Road LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on March 25, 2011. 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 1304 Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14621. The purpose of the Company is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of formation of Fifteen Bolton LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/06/2011. 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: Fifteen Bolton LLC C/O Rekha Jain, Esq., 18 Roxbury Lane, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful act. [NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of JAM MANAGEMENT, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with
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location: Monroe County Purpose: for any and all lawful activities. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 44 Southern Hill Circle, Henrietta, New York 14467 [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Meliora Research LLC has filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary State on October 4, 2011. Its office is located in Monroe County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process will be mailed to the LLC, 622 Harvard Street, Rochester, NY 14607. Its business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Act. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of formation of Westminster Consulting, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on October 5, 2011. 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 222 Westminster Road, Rochester, New York 14607. 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 LLC ] DGA Builders, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on October 21, 2011. Its principal place of business is located at 333 W. Commercial Street, Suite 1500, East Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 333 W. Commercial Street, Suite 1500, East Rochester, New York 14445. The purpose of
the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PLLC ] Eric Benson DDS, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 1, 2011. Its principal place of business is located at 774 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, New York in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 774 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, New York 14624. The purpose of the PLLC is to practice the profession of Dentistry. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of formation of Overlooking The River LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/07/2011. 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: Overlooking The River C/O Rekha Jain, Esq., 18 Roxbury Lane, Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION ] Notice of formation of a limited liability company. Name: AT HOME WITH WELLNESS, LLC (the Company). Articles of organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/11. NY office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process to: c/o The Przysinda Law Firm, LLC, 10 Grove Street, Suite 2A, Pittsford, New York 14534. Purpose/ character of the Company: any and all lawful activities. [ SUMMONS AND NOTICE ] Index No. 20108286 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT MONROE COUNTY AMERICAN TAX FUNDING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MELANY J. SILAS A/K/A MELANY SILAS; PATRICK D. MARTINEZ; STATE
OF NEW YORK; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY D/B/A LAND ROVER CAPITAL GROUP; COUNTY OF MONROE AND “JOHN DOE #1” THROUGH “JOHN DOE #100”, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in the above-entitled foreclosure action, and to serve a copy of your answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within thirty (30) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal service within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Monroe County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the premises. Dated: October 11, 2011 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an Order of Honorable Francis A. Affronti, a Justice of the Supreme Court, dated November 4, 2011, and filed with supporting papers in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a tax lien covering the properties known as 422 Grand Avenue, City of Rochester, New York and being a parcel of land designated as Tax Account No. 107.62-147. The relief sought is the sale of the subject property at public auction in satisfaction of the tax lien. In case of your failure to appear, judgment may be taken against you in the sum of $8,682.77, together with interest, costs, disbursements and attorneys fees of this action, and directing the public sale of the property. Anthony J. Iacchetta PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP Office and Post Office Address 1400 First Federal Plaza Rochester, New York 14614 Tel. No. (585) 238-2000
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