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None of us are stoners.” MUSIC INTERVIEW, PAGE 16
Hydrogen hopes. NEWS, PAGE 5
The push for pre-K. NEWS, PAGE 6
The cheese does NOT stand alone. CHOW HOUND, PAGE 13
REVIEW: “Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3” at the MAG. ART, PAGE 20
INTERVIEW | BY RON NETSKY | PAGE 8 | ILLUSTRATION BY MATT DETURCK
The economic arms race It’s a mixed metaphor of major proportions: the country’s headed for the fiscal cliff, with the debt ceiling closing in. And Robert H. Frank, professor of economics at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, says we might have to go off that cliff before Republicans realize they’re holding a losing hand. Frank writes the monthly Economic View column in the New York Times and is a distinguished senior fellow at Demos, a progressive
think tank. If you think of economists as buttoneddown, conservative types, Frank will turn that image upside down. When Frank analyzes an economic problem, such as why the middle class is falling behind, he doesn’t just study the financial aspects; the psychology of status becomes a major part of the equation. And when it comes to self-made millionaires, Frank agrees that hard work counts, but says there’s another often-overlooked factor: dumb luck.
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After Sandy Hook
On Monday millions of parents were fear-filled as their children left for school. We determined that the Constitution permits unlimited access to guns to protect our freedoms. Are any of the children killed in Newtown, their parents, or the fearful parents with young children in school more free by our interpretation of the Second Amendment? Freedom comes with responsibility, and we are remarkably irresponsible when it comes to guns. Freedom is diminished when we may be shot at school, the movies, the mall, or worship. Let’s address this issue multiple ways. First, legislate to monitor and control gun use, and get assault weapons out of homes and off streets. Second, collectively decide whether the spate of killings is a matter of an American brand of terrorism or a mental health issue. Whichever we decide, let’s amend the necessary laws and provide the funding so that those inclined to these acts are likely to be identified and apprehended or treated before innocents are needlessly slaughtered. Perhaps include legislation that holds gun makers responsible for unlawful deaths by the instruments they create. Finally, in the longer term let’s seek to understand the intent behind the poorly worded Second Amendment, and revise it to meet our needs in the 21st century. The alternative? Historians will look to this obsession with guns and their misuse, whether to slaughter first-graders and their teachers, worshippers, or shoppers, or to ship to Mexico for murderous profit, as a contributor to City
the disintegration of the very society the Constitution seeks to maintain. Are we protecting our collective freedom or “freedom” for the last man (or woman) standing? ANDREW SEAGER, ROCHESTER
Dems and taxes
In the December 12 Urban Journal (“Fee Faux Outrage”), you properly noted that I had acknowledged that “yes, the county has a need for additional revenue.” You might even have noted that philosophically I support the county’s new “Snow Tax” because it corrects a long standing inequity – namely, that taxpayers in the city were paying for snow and ice control on county highways when there are no county highways in the city. What you failed to note were my two concerns about the new “snow tax.” First of all, I believe that we must eliminate waste in current spending before asking the taxpayers to pay more. For example, it is outrageous that we pay about $490,000 a year to rent the Wegman Building, which at last report had 12 county employees in it (while there is vacant space in the City Place Building next door, which we rent for millions more). It is similarly outrageous that we pay over $900,000 a year to rent two large parking lots on West Main Street for which the county has no ostensible real use. (They were once envisioned as the site for the new downtown campus of MCC.) I’m sure it is accidental that both were rented from major Republican contributors, one of whom was a former Republican County Legislator. Or what about the $492,500 we will next year give to the Sports Authority (which has nothing to do, since it never built the soccer stadium it was created for) and the Sports Commission (which seems to be a black hole which promises to “participate” in the PGA Golf Tournament next summer). To justify creating new taxes
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(excuse me, “fees”), we first owe it to the taxpayers to maximize the use of the money we are already taking from them. Secondly, my real objection to the Snow Tax is the devious, deceitful way in which it was done. When Ms. Brooks introduced her budget, she said that there were no new taxes or fees in the budget other than a $1 increase in the admission fee for the zoo. In a subsequent press briefing, a reporter asked her directly if there were any new chargebacks to localities in the budget. She replied, “No, not that I’m aware of.” Either she didn’t know the key elements of her budget (which is doubtful) or she intended to mislead the public. So how did the Snow Tax come to light? Only because in my detailed review of the budget, I found a strange item on page 728 (yes, I lead a dull life) called “Charges to Other Governments,” which was zero in 2011 and 2012 and $5,331,000 in 2013. It was only during intense questioning of the county administration about this by Legislator Josh Bauroth that we ascertained that it was indeed a new tax. Even more infuriating is the new “Death Tax” – a new chargeback intended to pay for the cost of indigent burials (and of which taxpayers in the city will pay 74 percent). There is no way to find this anyplace in the 790 pages of the budget. (It is buried in an account called “Repayments of Safety Net,” which primarily consists of repayments of welfare benefits by former beneficiaries and payments by the state). If it wasn’t for information obtained by the Democrat and Chronicle’s investigative reporter from one of his sources, we would never have known about the creation of this new chargeback. That is an outrageous way to run a government. Yes, the long-term survival of county government and the restoration
of vital services for our citizens are going to require more revenue. And I will support that. But first, we have to end the waste of taxpayers’ money that is occurring, and we have got to be honest and forthright with the citizens. I will never support or participate in government by deceit and deception. PAUL HANEY, ROCHESTER
Haney is the county legislator from the 23rd district, representing part of Southeast Rochester. Democrats’ outrage is a real, political rage. As the Official Opposition to Queen Margaret and Prince Jeffrey, heir-to-thethrone, it is the Democrats’ responsibility to attack and attempt to block, slow down, or obstruct the Republicans’ agenda whenever possible. Strategically it is probably unwise, as a majority of voters have shown time and again that they don’t care what the Republicans do. But someone has to do it. SETH
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On a plan to replace a historic church on West Main Street with a Dollar Store: “Those in favor argue that the Dollar General would create jobs and help revitalize the southwest neighborhood.” L-O-L. By “jobs” they must mean some temporary construction jobs, and then later some minimum-wage, part-time cashier jobs. Just what the neighborhood needs! Or how about the assertion that a Dollar General is going to somehow “revitalize” the neighborhood? What, with the inevitable plastic bags, wrappers, etc. strewn about and blowing around the parking lot? Ah yes: Dollar General, the savior of city neighborhoods. Someone wake me up when the “revitalization” happens. J
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I spent the summer in a little village on the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The village, Calumet, was the center of copper mining operations in the United States for almost 100 years. The village once had 30,000 residents and two dozen churches. It now has a population of less than 800, but several of the churches have been made into concert halls, community centers, and focal points of renewal. One church, St. Anne’s, a former French Roman Catholic church, is now the Keweenaw Heritage Center, with photo and art exhibits, organ recitals, community dances, weddings etc. taking place. It’s made of Jacobsville sandstone, a beautiful red stone only found in parts of the Keweenaw, Ontario Province, and under Lake Superior. The building sat abandoned for 20 years; it took another decade to rehab it. From the stories the locals tell, it was in very rough shape; birds had nested in there, it was dirty, the rafters were falling down, and the sandstone was cracking. Now, if THIS church, which has sat vacant for only TWO years, is allowed to be demolished, a piece of Rochester history will be replaced – by a Dollar General. It will cost over $1 million to tear it down, and over $1 million to conserve it. Why not conserve it? It was the first church west of the Erie Canal. It has great historic value and can be salvaged. History is not only in books. History is all around us, if we have the common sense to save it, preserve it, cherish it, and tell its story to others. SETH
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Our legal WMD’s Unimaginable pain… unimaginable horror: Reporters and commentators have struggled for words to describe last week’s tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. And yet if it’s unimaginable, it’s only because we still won’t face gun violence head on. These killings are not rare, not in this country. A blog on The Nation’s website notes 16 multiple shootings in the US this year alone. Sixteen. In a temple, in a shopping mall, at a soccer tournament, in a coffee shop, a hospital, a nightclub, a spa, a movie theater, a funeral home, several schools…. This is what guns do. On Monday, a New York Times photo showed a cluster of mourners at the burial service for Jack Pinto. He was only 6. And after the service, his grieving parents would leave him behind, in the Newtown Village Cemetery. This is what guns do. Some want to focus on mental illness, which has been involved in some of this country’s mass killings. And certainly we must do much more in the area of mental health, funding research and treatment. But only a small percentage of people with mental illness become violent. And many killers are not mentally ill. To talk about mental illness in this context does great harm to those who are struggling with that difficult illness. And it diverts our attention from the real cause of the carnage. Mental illness did not kill the 20 little children and six adults in Sandy Hook school. A gun did. And let us not forget: While the national focus right now is on the Newtown tragedy, single murders are even more common. Rochester media carry reports of shootings almost daily. If we focus only on the mass carnage, we say that these other victims matter less. They do not. These victims, too, are important. These families, too, grieve. There are calls for “meaningful action,” for stronger controls. But pushing for background checks, gun registration,
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Mental illness did not kill the 20 little children and six adults in Sandy Hook school. A gun did.” purchase limits: that’s nibbling around the edges. Because people are human beings. We cannot protect people from a mother who lets a disturbed son learn how to shoot. We cannot protect people from an angry husband who has too much to drink, or a neighbor who mistakes a well-meaning friend for an intruder, or a former employee who snaps, temporarily, under emotional stress. Or teenagers who decide to rob a convenience store. We can try to ensure that they don’t have access to guns. Watching these tragedies unfold, I admit: I cannot wrap my mind around the attraction so many Americans have for guns. In his post-Newtown massacre column urging gun control, the Times’ Nicholas Kristof wrote about growing up learning to shoot. “Shooting,” he said, “is fun.” My mind lurches, from descriptions of a gunman mowing down terrified 6-year-olds – a parent’s soul screams at the thought of those children’s last moments – to Kristof’s words: Shooting is fun. The people of this nation must find another way to have fun. And we must use rational measures to protect ourselves, relying on police officers rather than vigilante justice. Guns are made for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill. We do not need controls. We need guns banned from civilian use. All guns. Now.
Rochester lost an important community leader this past weekend with the death of Karen Grella. Karen was a member of the Rochester school board from 1980 to 1996, serving part of that time as president. She was a bright, tireless, creative public servant, as intensely dedicated to the children of Rochester as anyone I’ve known. And she was more knowledgeable about education and this district’s challenges than most people I know. She pushed hard for high standards in city schools, and her legacy includes the creation of both the School of the Arts and the International Baccalaureate program at Wilson. Our thoughts are with Karen’s husband George (who, as our longtime film critic, is an important part of the City family) and her sons, daughters, and grandchildren.
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Water Authority director gets raise
The Monroe County Water Authority board authorized a 7 percent raise for executive director Nicholas Noce, who will make $175,000 in 2013, reported the Democrat and Chronicle. Board member Joseph Rulison said in the D&C that the board should consider raises for senior management to help keep them from being courted by other utilities.
Legislators approve budget, MCC borrowing
Monroe County legislators passed a 2013 budget that keeps the property tax rate flat, but adds new fees for snowplowing in the suburbs and to fund indigent burial assistance. The $1.2 billion plan passed along party lines. Also: a measure allowing the county to borrow $28 million for Monroe Community College to buy and build a permanent city campus passed unanimously during the same meeting.
District short $50 million
get gap for the upcoming year. He promised not to cut music, arts, and sports and said he hoped he could close the gap through attrition instead of cutting teachers.
B+L sale rumors
The talk on Wall Street is that Bausch + Lomb’s parent company, the private equity firm Warburg Pincus, called on Goldman Sachs to find a buyer. Merck and GlaxoSmithKline are rumored to be among the companies interested in B+L.
POLITICS | by jeremy moule
A pre-session push on campaign finance reform
Lebeau under scrutiny
James Lebeau, owner of the events and promotions company that manages Frontier Field and the Lilac Festival, agreed to pay $78,000 to a group of workers who alleged wage violations. State investigators found that some of the employees who performed construction work at Frontier should have been paid a higher amount. In a separate case, another group of current and former workers recently filed a federal class action lawsuit against Lebeau over wage issues.
Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas told school board members that the district faces a $50 million bud-
Incoming State Senator Ted O’Brien is advocating for campaign finance reform. FILE PHOTO
Ted O’Brien isn’t seated in the State Senate yet, but he’s already joining fellow Democrats calling for campaign finance reform. Specifically, he’s backing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal, which is essentially a conceptual plan that includes public financing of campaigns. Last month, O’Brien defeated Republican Sean Hanna for an open seat in the Senate. The contest was one of the most expensive state races this year: combined, the candidates spent approximately $1.5 million. And the Democratic and Republican Senate campaign committees spent another $1.4 million, approximately, on the race. Last week, O’Brien appeared alongside State Senator Tim Kennedy in Buffalo. They called for stronger disclosure requirements and backed Cuomo’s idea of matching public funds for candidates. But while Cuomo and many Assembly and Senate Democrats want to see significant campaign
finance reform, they’re worried that the Senate’s new governing coalition may stand in the way. The fivemember Independent Democratic Conference and the Senate Republicans have an agreement to share leadership duties in the Senate. But recent remarks by IDC leader Jeff Klein and GOP conference leader Dean Skelos have been, at best, lukewarm toward campaign finance reform. And some Republican Senators oppose public financing of campaigns. On an Albany talk radio program recently, Cuomo warned Skelos that if he stands in the way of his agenda, which also includes passing a minimum-wage increase, he’ll oppose him — it’s not clear what Cuomo meant. He also warned that he’d get involved in the issue of the Senate’s leadership, which he’s so far refrained from doing.
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Making large quantities of hydrogen is tricky. You can use electricity to split water molecules, but the typical industrial process involves using steam to break apart methane. The latter relies on fossil fuels and ultimately results in greenhouse gas emissions, which in some ways defeats the purpose of using hydrogen as a clean fuel.
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PLANNING | by jeremy moule
Hydrogen hopes A team of University of Rochester professors may have found a way to improve the process of using light to produce hydrogen. The secret: a common metal and miniscule chunks of a semiconductor material. Chemistry professors Richard Eisenberg, Patrick Holland, and Todd Krauss aren’t the first researchers to generate hydrogen using light; that’s been happening for several decades. But the other processes have largely used precious metals like platinum, which are expensive and rarer than other metals, Krauss says. “Literally, the rarest elements on earth have been used for this,” he says. In cases where rare metals weren’t used, the processes were often less efficient or didn’t generate hydrogen for long, Krauss says. The professors instead used nickel and nanocrystals of cadmium selenide: about 10,000 times smaller than the width of a hair. They dissolved the substances in water and mixed in ascorbic acid, commonly known as vitamin C, to complete the reaction. The result: instead of generating hydrogen for several hours, the system went two weeks without hydrogen production trailing off. Krauss says the researchers only had to stop because they either ran out of ascorbic acid or space to store the hydrogen.
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For decades, hydrogen has held promise as a clean fuel, one whose only byproduct is water. And that’s regardless of whether it’s burned in a combustion engine or used in a fuel cell to generate electricity. But making large quantities of hydrogen is tricky. It can be made using electricity to split water molecules, but the typical industrial process involves using steam to break apart methane. The latter relies on fossil fuels and ultimately results in greenhouse gas emissions, which in some ways defeats the purpose of using hydrogen as a clean fuel. Clean, efficient hydrogen production isn’t just about powering vehicles. The gas has many applications, including the production of ammonia, which is a key component of agricultural fertilizer.
Sustainable Rochester A consortium of counties and planning agencies in the Rochester area expects to finish a regional sustainability plan by the end of March. | Project planners are gathering data and developing baselines for several things, including greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, and energy use, says David Zorn, executive director of the Genesee/ Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council and the project manager. Planners will also develop recommendations for a list of issues, ranging from reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to economic development. To assist, they’ve convened groups of experts and interested people from environmental and economic sectors. | Officials plan to hold public meetings on the plan in January and February, though they haven’t announced dates or locations. | Ultimately, the plan will pass through the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. | Other regions across the state are preparing similar plans and the state has set aside $90 million for the regions to implement them. But the regions will have to compete for funding from that pot, which will be divided up and directed to specific projects. The Rochester region has already received a $900,000 state grant to develop its plan.
Cost of War AFGHANISTAN TOTALS
2,170 US servicemen and servicewomen and 1,072 Coalition servicemen and servicewomen have been killed in Afghanistan from the beginning of the war and occupation to December 17. Statistics for Afghan civilian casualties are not available. American casualties from December 3 to 14: -- Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, Monroeville, Pa. -- Staff Sgt. Wesley R. Williams, 25, New Carlisle, Ohio -- Staff Sgt. Nelson D. Trent, 37, Austin, Texas -- Sgt. Michael J. Guillory, 28, Pearl River, L.A. -- Staff Sgt. Nicholas J. Reid, 26, Rochester, N.Y. -- Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari, 39, Baldwin, N.Y. —
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The push for pre-K When Latesha Green first walked through the door of School 22’s pre-kindergarten classroom, she seemed shy and unsure of herself, says teacher Mellissa Asenato. But now she’s an entirely different person, Asenato says. Green is reading at about a fourth-grade level and her writing skills have improved, too. But Latesha Green is not a pre-K student at School 22. She enrolled her daughter, Zacaria, in pre-K. But Latesha says her daughter was constantly asking her to come to school with her. So as Zacaria settled into pre-K, Latesha pursued her GED at the same school. “My daughter was the one who decided that she was ready to come to school,” Green says. “I think she was bored. She used to be at home in front of the TV, but not anymore. She would rush me to get ready and say, ‘I don’t want to be late, mommy.’ And even now she wants me to go to every after-school program.” This year, the district has about 1,900 students enrolled in pre-K classes, says Robin Hooper, director of the district’s early childhood program. The classes are provided at 57 locations throughout the city in city schools, as well as through contracts with outside agencies like ABC Head Start and the YMCA. And two schools, 9 and 33, offer bilingual pre-K classes. Enrollment and attendance in pre-K is not mandatory in New York State, and it isn’t offered widely in Monroe County’s suburban districts. The Rochester school district, however, offers “universal” pre-K, which means the program is open to all city parents whose children will be 4 on or before December 1. And it’s free. Green, who has a 15-month-old child in addition to Zacaria, and is expecting a child in March, is like many city school parents, Hooper says. Parents from low-income households may not be high school graduates themselves, she says, so their ability to prepare their children for school by teaching them basic readiness skills is often limited. “A lot of our parents don’t have the resources and the developmental toys that help children grow and learn,” Hooper says. “Children at this age are touching, feeling, and experiencing. They’re interested in knowing how things work. But too often, these are parents who are scraping to get by.” Many education experts, including Hooper, say pre-K provides a huge boost for children, especially those from low-income urban and rural households, by starting them on the path to learning early. They are otherwise likely to enter first grade with delayed verbal and social skills, experts say. And they are less able to follow directions, haven’t learned to focus their attention, or even sit in a chair for long periods of time. And some teachers say that pre-K does much more than prepare low-income City
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children for elementary school. Pre-K supports parents like Latesha Green because it communicates parental expectations to children early. And studies have shown there are clear benefits when lower-income parents become part of the early learning process, or what some experts call parent-teachers. The Rochester school district’s $10.8 million UPK program is funded by a grant from the State Education Department and employs about 100 teachers, Hooper says. Early childhood certification is required at the time the teachers are hired. And there can be no more than 18 students to a classroom with one teacher and an aide. At School 22, for example, Mellissa Asenato teaches a morning and afternoon class. Each counts as a half-day program. She has two district-employed assistants and parents often volunteer their time. Asenato has divided the room into workstations with tables, chairs, and drawing boards that barely reach knee-level on the adults. While the children spend some of their time playing with everything from building blocks to water and sandboxes, they also learn colors, shapes, letters, and words. One November morning, Asenato drew a stick figure on the whiteboard, and the children named the body parts — an arm, a leg, a foot. Then she drew a head with curly hair or a pair of eyes with glasses, and she asked the children to look around the room and find the person she was drawing. When the children found the person, the game continued because they had to identify the letters in the person’s name and try to write them on the board. But the children are also learning social skills, Asenato says: how to take turns, negotiate a disagreement, when to talk, and when to listen. “The earlier we get them in, the faster it builds their foundation,” she says. Most of her students go on to School 22’s kindergarten class. “We have teachers telling us all the time that they can tell which students started with us in pre-K,” Asenato says. Though the district began its UPK program
in the late 1990’s, the pre-K movement can be
Latesha Green and her daughter, Zacaria. PHOTO BY MIKE HANLON
traced back to the 1960’s with federal funding for Head Start. The early childhood education program expanded from an earlier focus on the needs of children with disabilities to include children who were economically disadvantaged. Since the 1990’s, however, funding for preK programs has grown, fueled by the findings of several important studies, according to the Center for Public Education. The Abecedarian Project at the University of North Carolina, for example, followed 111 children and their families from 1972 to 1985. The study randomly assigned children to either a pre-K or a control group. The children in the pre-K group had a higher IQ at ages 12 and 15, and stronger achievement scores. By comparison, the children in the control group were more likely to be held back or to require special education services. William Cala, a former superintendent of the Rochester and Fairport school districts, cites the research of the National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University. “Before entering kindergarten, the average cognitive scores of preschool-age children in the highest socioeconomic group are 60 percent above the average scores of children in the lowest socioeconomic group,” he says. Research like this has advanced the belief that society needs to either invest in early childhood education or accept the consequences, which includes paying more for unemployment,
lost productivity, and more investment in law enforcement and correctional facilities. Funding for full-day pre-K should be available to every 3 and 4 year old, says city schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas. “Yes, it costs significant amounts of dollars, but this cost pales in comparison to the cost to society and individuals when we fail to help a child learn to read by third grade,” he says. While national research says that children from low-income households are often developmentally behind their more advantaged peers, the Rochester school district also has its own findings supporting the need for UPK. When 4 year olds are enrolled in UPK, they undergo state-required evaluations. One is the Brigance Early Childhood Screen, which the district is using for the first time, Hooper says. The evaluation tool is designed to look for possible disabilities at one end of the spectrum and giftedness at the other. “It doesn’t diagnose a problem,” she says. “It just tells us that we may want further assessments.” While the district is still collecting information, preliminary results show that 54 percent of this year’s UPK students needed further assessment. Hooper stresses that the results don’t mean that half of the students have disabilities or require special education services, but they do raise questions. continues on page 12
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It’s a mixed metaphor of major proportions: the country’s headed for the fiscal cliff, with the debt ceiling closing in. And Robert H. Frank, professor of economics at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, says we might have to go off that cliff before Republicans realize they’re holding a losing hand. Frank writes the monthly Economic View column in the New York Times and is a distinguished senior fellow at Demos, a progressive think tank. If you think of economists as buttoned-down, conservative types, Frank will turn that image upside down. While most economists consider Adam Smith to be the father of modern economics, Frank’s latest book, “The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good,” says that the ideas of naturalist Charles Darwin are more important to economic theory than Smith’s. When Frank analyzes an economic problem, such as why the middle class is falling behind, he doesn’t just study the financial aspects; the psychology of status becomes a major part of the equation. And when it comes to self-made millionaires, Frank agrees that hard work counts, but says there’s another often-overlooked factor: dumb luck. Frank cuts through nonsense quickly. The Republican talking point on why taxes shouldn’t be raised on the rich — they’re the job creators — is, in Frank’s view, ridiculous. And he says there should be more taxes on harmful behaviors like drinking alcohol and smoking. As for another Republican scourge, “Obamacare,” Frank says the Affordable Care Act is the logical and inevitable way out of the current private-insurance oriented health-care system. The following is an edited version of a recent conversation with Frank. City
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CITY: When we last spoke, in 1999, the economy was so rosy that our headline was “We’re rich.” What happened?
Frank: We’re still rich, but there was the big financial crisis which threw everything into a tailspin. We’re more or less on the way back from that. But even in the time you’re talking about, what was true then and is still true is that a handful of people near the top have gotten very rich and for most other people there has not been much gain. What can happen if this imbalance becomes too large?
There have been violent revolutions in many countries over issues of just this sort. We seem to be way slower to kindle to anger on this issue than other countries so I’m not thinking it’s imminent, but I like the great Herb Stein remark: “If something can’t go on forever, it will stop.” At some point, if you stretch things too tight, they do break. One reason middle-class families are struggling is what you call an “expenditure cascade.” Can you explain?
People in the middle have a little more money than they did 30 years ago, so why are they hurting so much more? The answer is what they have to spend to achieve their basic goals has escalated much more than their income. How much do you have to spend to get the average-size house for your area? I calculated a toil index. Thirty years ago, if you were the median earner, you had to work 40 hours a month to get enough to cover the cost of the medium-priced house, which is what you need to do if you’re going to send your kid to the average-quality school. By 2007, you had to work more than 100 hours a month to get the average-size house. The medium income went up maybe 15 percent over the last 30 years. That’s a huge bite, so what are families going to do: send their kid to schools [in the bottom 20
percent]? Most families won’t do that. If other families are spending more and they’ve got to spend more to keep pace, they’re going to do that. They’re going bankrupt more often, they’re saving less for retirement, they’re driving longer distances in commutes. So it has become much harder for people in the middle to make ends meet, and it’s because standards have cascaded down from the top. The people at the top built bigger mansions. Then there’s a group near them who built bigger, too. It cascades down one step at a time so the median new house is 50 percent bigger than it was in 1970.
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In “The Darwin Economy” you say that Darwin is a more important figure in economics than Adam Smith. Why is Smith important?
Smith is most often mentioned for his invisible-hand theory: the idea that under some conditions, if you just turn people loose and charge them with pursuing their own narrow interest in the marketplace, you’ll get results that are attractive from the perspective of society as a whole. Sometimes that does happen, but I think Smith himself was aware of things that could go wrong. The kinds of things he thought could go wrong are more like the things
you’d hear from a modern liberal: not enough competition, firms with market power that will exploit consumers and workers. He wasn’t anywhere near as uncritically enthusiastic about his theory as many of his modern disciples are. One of the key premises of your book is Darwin’s idea that the interests of individuals are often in conflict with those of broader groups. How does this apply to the economy?
This would apply to any economy under any circumstances. Darwin’s central insight was that big portions of life are graded on the curve. It’s
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not how smart you are, how fast you are, how big you are, how strong you are; it’s whether you’re smarter, faster, bigger, or stronger than the people you’re competing directly with. If you’re going to get your stuff into the next round, you have to out-compete the organisms that are most like you. That incentive is so strong that it almost always produces an arms race as individuals try to outperform their rivals. Like in any arms race, most of the investment tends to be mutually offsetting and hence essentially wasteful. So hedge funds and programmatic traders invest tens of millions of dollars in fast quicktrade computer equipment or models that will predict where an asset price is headed five seconds before the second-fastest model will do it. If you can come in first in races like that, you score huge private gains. But if everybody can predict more quickly where a stock price is going, there’s essentially no gain. But if you think you can out-gun your opponent in an arms race, it may look attractive to you. If you look at [former New York Yankees owner] George Steinbrenner, it was very clear that he didn’t want to have salary caps in baseball, even though that would have meant he’d have to pay less for the talent he hired. He knew he had the massive cable revenue from the New York cable market and he thought in a salary arms race the Yankees would win. And they did pretty well.
It’s a completely nonsensical argument, because if you look at the cost-benefit decision that a business faces when it’s deciding whether to hire somebody, what are the issues? If you hire somebody, he’ll produce some extra output or services for you. You’re going to sell those, so you get some revenue by hiring somebody. That’s the upside. The downside is you’ve got to pay him. You want to know if the upside is bigger than the downside. If he’s going to bring in more revenue than you have to pay out to him in salary, then you want to hire him. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor. So for them to say that giving you a tax cut is going to make you hire, that’s complete nonsense.
In the last three presidential elections, Republican said raising taxes on top earners would harm the economy because top earners are job creators. It’s become a central meme in the argument.
The conventional wisdom is that highearners got there through hard work. You say luck plays a major role.
It’s frustrating because I’ve written about this three or four times and yet I just heard Steve Inskeep interviewing Mitch McConnell on NPR. And McConnell says we can’t raise taxes on the top earners because many own small businesses, and small businesses are the big engine of job creation.
Are Grover Norquist and his never-raisetaxes-under-any-circumstances pledge on the way out?
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The more we study labor markets the clearer it becomes that the amount of talent and work ethic you put out have always been important, so the more you have of both of those qualities, the more likely you are to succeed. But it’s become clearer and clearer that those qualities by themselves don’t explain the huge variance in income that we see. continues on page 10
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Bill Gates was really smart and he really worked hard and he took risks and did all the things that success stories imagine, but there are tens of thousands of people who are as smart and who worked just as hard, who didn’t end up with any appreciable success at all. So getting a right break early in the process can be self-reinforcing. I think what most people don’t see intuitively or clearly even when is pointed out is how easily history could have unfolded in a different way. Whenever you arrive at a certain position you think it was inevitable that you would be there and you build your explanations around that assumption of inevitability. But once you see how contingent some of the steps in the process really are, you see the world in a different way. Conservatives speak negatively about stimulus plans, but you point out that declining services and a crumbling infrastructure hurt the rich, too.
You would think that would be obvious, wouldn’t you? I participated in a debate with [conservative pundit] P. J. O’Rourke about what to do about the ailing American economy. I said, why even get into an argument about the abstract merits of stimulus policy? There are all of these things that everybody agrees we need to do. It will be cheaper if we do them right away then if we wait. The Republican message machine has been very effective: taxes on the wealthy hurt the economy. Government spending is bad, bad, bad. The effect of hearing something over and over again is that it has an impact even if you have good reason to believe it’s not true. You favor taxes on negative things: large vehicles, driving in congested areas, tobacco, alcohol. But you might be accused of creating a nanny state.
You’d want to tax those things even if you didn’t need extra revenue. You tax them and then give the money back in the form of lower taxes on other things. But given that you need extra revenue, you’re killing two birds with one stone if you tax behaviors that cause harm to other people. Nanny state? How is that the nanny state if I force people to take into account that their presence on the congested highway makes everybody else take longer to get where they’re going?
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That sounds like an example of one of the new terms in your book. Can you explain what an “ignoramitocracy” is?
It’s the idea that you have politicians voting in ways that can only be understood if you believe that they’re being willfully ignorant about the issues that are up for a vote. Tax rates for the wealthy, climate science denials,
families are spending more and “theyif other ve got to spend more to keep pace, ’ they’re going to do that.” the complaint that if you tax vehicles by weight you’re running a nanny state. These are willfully ignorant statements. Do you think Republicans and Democrats in Congress will reach an agreement before the county goes over the so-called fiscal cliff?
I think there’s a good chance we’ll have to get to January 1 before it will happen. It’s a shame. If the Republicans were rational, they would recognize that their negotiating position is weak and try to get the best deal they can. I think they’ll be able to get a better deal from Obama now than if they wait. So we go over the cliff, what then?
Then Obama’s in the driver’s seat. He proposes tax cuts for the middle class and what are [Republicans] going to do, say no? He proposes to restore critical programs that are going to be defunded, the Republicans say no? Republicans think they can use the leverage of not raising the debt ceiling to get their way.
The debt ceiling shouldn’t be a blackmail device each and every time it comes up for renewal. There are some credible constitutional arguments that the president has the option of just going around Congressional approval. If it’s a debt we’ve incurred through Congressional action, he can order it paid. And I think he should do that if they insist on blackmailing him Was it a good idea for Obama to reform health care?
The idea of using private insurance markets to provide health care is just a woefully bad idea from the start, and it was a total historical accident that we started doing it that way. It was from World War II when they had caps on wages and everybody had labor shortages and, for some reason, there were no caps on fringe benefits. So firms tried to recruit the labor they couldn’t get any other way by offering them benefits like health insurance. Private insurance is such a bad vehicle for delivering health care. No private insurance company wants to sell you insurance if there’s any evidence you’re going to need a lot of care. They want to screen you out and insure a lot of healthy people. But for employer-provided insurance to get the favorable tax treatment they got — it’s not taxable as income — they had to agree that the insurance would be available to every employee irrespective of condition. Still, if you lost your job and you had a condition,
you couldn’t get a new job because they’d screen you out. It was imperative to abandon that system, but you can’t tell people “We’re going to take your employer-provided insurance away from you,” because most who have it like it reasonably well. So it was a given in the Obama administration that you had to build something on top of the employer-provided health-care system. I think, in time, the employer-provided component of the health-care system will atrophy and we will see in its place nonprofit, broad-range clinics like Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic become the providers. But you don’t get from here to there without some policy to bridge you from the current system to the new system. And I think if you’re going to require companies to offer insurance to everybody irrespective of condition, you have to have the mandate to buy insurance. And you need subsidies because there are a lot of people who couldn’t meet the mandate if they weren’t given a subsidy. So, if you begin with the recognition that they had to build a transitional system on top of the employer-provided health insurance system, there really wasn’t much they could have done besides what they did. You once got a sort of fan letter from the late Milton Friedman who agreed with you about the idea of a consumption tax. As the champion of free-market economics, would Friedman agree with many of your ideas today?
Friedman would have recognized the need for stimulus in the current economic downturn. The irony is he was way more evidenced-based than the people who have come in his wake. He thought private institutions would emerge to solve a lot of the problems that regulation is meant to solve. An airline doesn’t want the plane to crash because it’s bad for business. But to think that those incentives are always strong enough to get you the best results, I think is an unwarranted leap. Do you think Friedman would’ve approved of regulating Wall Street after the crash?
I think he’d recognize the structural incentives that led to [the crash]. Milton Friedman was not a foolish ideologue. He had blinders about some things, but I think he was fairly receptive to evidence.
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In another set of district findings, about 29 percent of the UPK children needed hospitalization at birth, about 16 percent had an incarcerated parent, about 16 percent take a prescribed medication, about 20 percent had never been to a dentist, and about 20 percent reported seeing violence in their home or neighborhood. Despite the strong case educators are
making for UPK, the growing emphasis on early childhood education does have critics. And the district’s program, in particular, has numerous obstacles. Some critics say that UPK is just another handout to the poor: sort of subsidized daycare. And unions support it, critics say, because it employs more teachers. But supporters counter that poor families are desperate for more affordable child-care options, and pre-K programs actually link New York State curriculum to that care. And they say that many pre-K programs are offered by agencies that don’t have labor contracts. And the Rochester district has evidence that even half-day pre-K for disadvantaged children isn’t sufficient. The student growth gains observed at Head Start, which offers full-day pre-K, appear to be greater than the district’s gains from half-day classes, school officials said at a recent board meeting. But the district faces two big obstacles to full-day pre-K: funding and transportation. Since pre-K is not mandatory in New York State, funding is always a challenge even though the demand is there, Vargas says. UPK and kindergarten are among the few grade levels where student enrollment is increasing in city schools. And even though the state reimburses the district for UPK students, there isn’t enough state funding available for full-day classes. Offering mostly half-day classes is the only way the district can offer UPK, and even then more students are enrolled each year than what the district is paid to teach. And there is still room for the district’s UPK to grow. According to Hooper, the district is only serving about two-thirds of city children who qualify for the program. That may be due to the transportation problems half-day classes can cause. Working parents, many of whom rely on public transportation, wrestle with getting their child to school and picking them up less than three hours later. “Many people just don’t realize the sacrifices our parents are making trying to juggle this for the sake of their children,” Hooper says. “Suburban families have more time to spend with their children, and time is not just a significant factor in learning. For many parents, it’s a luxury.”
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Urban Action This week’s calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Workshops on race
Asbury First United Methodist Church will host “Facing Race, Embracing Equity,” the first in a series of work sessions on race that begins on Wednesday, January 9. This event, which is from 8:30 a.m. to noon, is designed to help foster a racially equitable society. Space is limited, so registration is required. Contact Isha Torres at ITorres@ RACF.org or 341-4346.
Envisioning a new downtown
The City of Rochester is updating its master plan for downtown and will hold public meetings on Wednesday, January 16, and Wednesday, January 23, to gather input into the revisions. The meetings are at City Hall in City Council Chambers, 30 Church Street, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents can also provide input through an online survey: www.cityofrochester.gov/centercity/.
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Thanks to our local grocery giant, we Rochester kids grew up understanding that cheese was something special. Where the rest of the supermarket felt utilitarian, with lighting more suited to an operating room, the international cheese section was hushed and moody, a posh little grotto in the middle of freaking Wegmans. And now that we’re big, cheese fits right into our increasingly conscious way of eating; we want to know who made it, where it came from, what went into it. Fortunately, Ann Duckett is here to help. Duckett recently opened the The Little Bleu Cheese Shop near the hot corner of South Avenue and Gregory Street, having been drawn to the area by its bustling vibe. “People are really invested in the community,” she says of the revitalized South Wedge, now a destination for lovers of farmstead and artisan cheeses. From its European-leaning façade to the pair of gorgeous distressed-wood hutches hugging the shop’s north wall, The Little Bleu Cheese Shop provides makers of domestic, smallbatch cheeses with an urban retail venue befitting their craftsmanship. As Duckett puts it, “We’re kind of connectors.” Duckett is an alumna of the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese, but rather
than make her own product, she’s opted to source for her shop instead. This means trips through the Finger Lakes and further afield, like Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, to meet the artisans, pet a few goats, and sample some wares. Then it’s deciding which cheeses will make the trek back to her display case, where they’re labeled and described with mouthwatering adjectives, waiting to be portioned, weighed, taken home, and appreciated. Contrary what you may have heard, though, the cheese does not always stand alone. The Little Bleu Cheese Shop also stocks carefully selected accompaniments, like jams and confits from Quince & Apple, Nunda Mustard, and beautifully unique cheese boards from the Brooklyn Slate Company. And if you want to know more about any of these products, or, say, the farmstead cheese from Landaff Creamery in New Hampshire, or perhaps the Bayley Hazen Blue from Vermont’s Jasper Hill Farm, just ask Duckett. “I love being here to answer questions,” says Duckett. “Let’s talk cheese.” The Little Bleu Cheese Shop is located at 684 South Ave. Holiday hours are MondaySaturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 730-8296 or visit littlebleucheese.com.
Each diner at Rochester’s new churrascaria, Espada Brazilian Steak, gets a tiny set of tongs, and their use becomes clear once the bandana’d servers pop by with their skewers full of meat and begin carving. Before that happens, though, you’ve chosen your meal experience and probably visited the salad bar, which goes way beyond lettuce and croutons to feature fresh fruit, charcuterie, cheeses, grilled vegetables, olives, and prepared salads, as well as a hot line with beans, rice, and soup. But back to the proteins, which you grab with those tongs as they’re being sliced; they run the gamut from linguiça sausage to tri-tip to bacon-wrapped chicken to pork ribs to lamb leg to salmon. Powered entirely with renewable solar, wind, and hydro energy, Espada is Rochester’s first eco-restaurant, with reclaimed wood and recycled glass tiles used to create the stylish space. Espada’s wine list skews ever-so-slightly South American, and the cocktails — like the tasty Melancia, with muddled watermelon, St. Germain, and tequila, or the bracing Brazilian standard called Caipirnha, made from cachaça, sugar, and lime — are nicely priced between $7-$9. And brunch fans
Ethiopian cuisine returns downtown with the opening of Meda Ethiopian Bar and Restaurant at 302 University Ave. Visit medaethiopianrestaurant.com for more information, or call 285-6960. BLU Bar & Grill has opened at 250 Pixley Road, serving tapas, salads, flatbread pizzas, burgers, and other entrées. Visit blurochester.com to see the menu, or call 247-0079. Thai Time Cuisine is now open at 2171 W. Henrietta Road, in the old Portofino Bistro location. Call 270-5530, or check out the menu at thaitimerochester.com.
It’s not the best time to be a cupcake fan: Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe closed its Monroe Avenue location (Alexander Street remains open), and Dollop Gourmet Cupcake Creations on Penfield Road will shut down at 4 p.m. on December 24. Dollop Owner Heather Saffer plans to focus on her all-natural and glutenfree line of frosting flavors (available at dollopgourmet.com) as well as a book deal. Beloved Fairport ice cream spot Lickety Splits has shut its doors after 15 years in business. A sad farewell to the last Palermo’s Meat and Food Market, which recently closed up shop on Culver Road. Chow Hound is a food and restaurant news column. Do you have a tip? Send it to food@ rochester-citynews.com.
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The temperature at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre rose considerably Thursday night, owing to the sheer madness of the bowing of Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Juliana Athayde, as the violin soloist for Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” Athayde attacked the score with a determination to seize its glory, and, in doing so, she made each note sparkle, no matter how fast, light, or quiet. The setting for the RPO performance consisted of a “tiny” orchestra of some 15 violins (including Athayde), five violas, four cellos, two bass, and a harpsichord. I think of the “Four Seasons” as more of an intimate work, designed to be performed in a much smaller setting than the 2,300seat Kodak Hall. Thursday night, however, there was a powerful synergy between Athayde and guest conductor JoAnn Falletta, and their chemistry caused all the musicians to reach to keep up with the tempi and wide dynamic range of the soloist and conductor. There was significant eye contact, body language, and expression upon everyone’s faces, which reflected the superb blend of sound and authentic interpretation.
Through a combination of choral music and projected images, the Lyric Chorale presented works inspired by the Virgin Mary in the setting of St. Louis Church in Pittsford on Saturday. The Lyric Chorale was generous in its offerings during a nearly two-hour program, including various settings of “Ave Maria,” as well as Bach’s “Magnificat in D Major.” The Bach “Magnificat” made up the second half of the program, and I must commend bass Joe Finetti for his performance of the aria “Quia fecit mihi magna.” Finetti’s tone was clear, his articulation excellent, and his emotional delivery moving. In regards to the overall performance, I might recommend an approach to singing that was more gentle and reflective of the text and the composers’ intentions. While there was glory to be proclaimed, particularly in the first, fourth, and seventh parts of the “Magnificat,” high notes should not always equate with the same driving fortissimo. To allow compassion into the voice would create a harmony with the depictions by many artists of the face of the Holy Mother with her infant son, selected to be projected to the audience.
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Double the beat Abandoned Buildings Club Playing as part of The End of Time Show w/Buckets, Raunchy Sex, Epilogue Friday, December 21 Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. | $5-$7 | bugjar.com abandonedbuildingsclub.bandcamp.com [ INTERVIEW ] By Frank De Blase
The three main characters in Abandoned Buildings Club strike me as the kind of musicians where, if you define what they do by one quirky element, they’ll eliminate said quirk and move on. Frankly, it’s not really a quirk; it’s more of an emphasis with more bang for your buck. Abandoned Buildings Club has two drummers. The second drummer isn’t a cat in sandals giving peace a chance or a pompadour’d Lothario wailing “Babaloo.” No, ABC has two complete drum sets to pound out the marching orders of its slow and sexy grind. The riffs are ominous in their speed — or rather their lack thereof. Changing speeds would change genres. I mean, you take a Black Sabbath LP and spin it at 45, and what do you get? Surf. Anyway, guitarist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds, and main drummer Nick Pryor play some mighty mean hard rock. Words like “metal,” “stoner,” and “prog” get thrown around, but the band ducks and forges ahead loud and proud with double the beat. We sat down to ask the members some
questions. They gave some answers. An edited transcript of the conversation follows. CITY: What got this project started? Sean McVay: It started as a weird idea
between me and Nick. We’d been in bands together for about six years. Heavy stuff like this? McVay: It was more like indie rock. Nick Pryor: It was hipster shit. McVay: So we started jamming with the
old drummer from Velvet Elvis. It was two drummers and me and we liked the way it sounded. Then we got Dan and we were a band. And the dual drummer attack stuck? McVay: At first it was just a crazy idea for us to
jam, but then we liked it because it was big and primal and just a mess of sound in a cool way. Besides the primary beats, are the drums playing the same parts, or is there a sort of rhythmic harmony, or call and response. McVay: Usually, they’re playing different
things. Sometimes they’re playing the same thing. They usually vary in their own way.
stuff we’re doing isn’t a genre I listen to a lot. I don’t go to a lot of stoner-rock shows, even though that’s what we get lumped in with. In a lot of ways it doesn’t make sense for me to be in this band. McVay: We’ve played with a lot of drummers, which is fun/annoying… Nick approaches the songs differently than if we had, say, a straight-ahead rock drummer. ABC is a little more flexible than your average rock or stoner-rock band. Reynolds: We play faster than most stoner
rock bands. None of us are stoners.
Is there a sort of dynamic push and pull that propels the band? Pryor: I think it’s more of a weird blend.
Anyone that comes in to play with us, we don’t want them to play what we want them to play. We want them to play what they want to play. The next show will have the sixth drummer who has played with us. So you’re more or less the lead drummer? Pryor: I would never call myself that. I will
always be just one of the drummers. I was there in the beginning, I’ll probably be there in the end. What are audience members saying about what they hear? McVay: People are surprised how loud we
are when they first come to see us. We say, If you have earplugs, bring ’em. Reynolds: It’s the sound of the two drummers. We just fill in around that. Any additions planed? Horns? A third drummer? Reynolds: Theremin. There’s not room for
much else. I like that it’s thick but defined. When did this approach finally click? McVay: Right away. When Dan joined the
band, we’d only been playing for about a month. We had a show a month later. It was the most fun we had had… Pryor: …in a long time
When is the end? When does Abandoned Buildings Club meet the wrecking ball. McVay: Probably the 21st.
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Karaoke at Mayfield’s Pub. Mayfield’s Pub, 669 N Winton Rd. 288-7199. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Sanibel Cottage. Sanibel Cottage, 1517 Empire Blvd. 671-9340. 6 p.m. Free. Karaoke at California Brew Haus. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 6211480. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Mark. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 2883930. 9 p.m. Free. [ Open Mic ] Open Acoustic Mic Night w/ Mandy. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 388-0136. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mic at Jeffrey’s. Jeffrey’s, 3115 E. Henrietta Rd. 4864937. 7 p.m. Call for info. Open Mic Jam Boulder Alexander St.. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m. Open Mic w/Steve West. Muddy Waters Coffee House-Geneseo, 53 Main St. 243-9111. 7 p.m. Free. [ R&B ] Anonymous Willpower w/ Spaceweather Shakes, REXX. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. (TeenSet 45 Dance Party to follow bands at midnight). Call for info. [ Pop/Rock ] Atomic Swamis. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 9 p.m. Free. Cut-Off: A Capella Christmas Show. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8 p.m. Free.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Adventure Day. The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. 5821830. Call for info. Beginner Bluegrass Jam. Bernuzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave. 473-6140. 7 p.m. Call for info. Candlelight Red. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 5443500. 5 p.m. Free. Crossmolina. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 7 p.m. Free. The End of the World Party: Clinton’s Ditch w/Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 8 p.m. $8-$10. Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 3426780. 8 p.m. Free. Singer-Songwriter Spotlight Series: Chris Moore, Adam Pieno, and Eric Booth. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 546-3845. 8 p.m. $5.
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This Albany-based combo has been delivering sonically induced spiritual experiences to droves of dedicated fans for close to a decade. The Lustre Kings and their special brand of “rockabilly gospel” are guided by Mark Gamsjager, a wickedly wailing, hollow-body Gretsch guitarist who draws influence from every branch of that huge family tree called roots rock. Together the group can swing, boogie-woogie, and drive home some chugging, bluesy rhythms, and have done so with the likes of Wanda Jackson, Robert Gordon, and Eddie Angel. These guys have taken vintage rock and roll and given it a serious shock with a down-home defibrillator. Mark Gamsjager & TheLustre Kings perform Thursday, December 20, 8 p.m. at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $6-$8. 232-3230, abilenebarandlounge.com. — BY DAVID YOCKEL, JR. [ Blues ] Night Fall. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 2714650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ Classical ] Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concerts. 1st Universalist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave. 274-1400. 12:15 p.m. Free. Mannheim Steamroller. Auditorium Theatre, 885 Main St. Call for info. $35-$70. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Matt. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. Call for info. DJ Sal DeSantis. Center Cafe, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. 7 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke at Panorama. Panorama Night Club & Sports Bar, 730 Elmgrove Rd. 247-2190. 9 p.m. Free. Synthetica. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Thursday Night Shakedown.. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11 p.m. Free. Tiki Thursdays: Shotgun Music DJ. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main St. 924-3660. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tilt-a-Whirl Drag Show. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 pm & 12:30 am. $3.
The Public Market Band. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Rick Holland. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8 p.m. $10. The Swooners. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. 5:30 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Roncones Italian Restaurant, 232 Lyell Ave. 458-3090. 6 p.m. Free. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke at Center Cafe. Center Cafe, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. 7 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Willow Inn. Willow Inn, 428 Manitou Rd. 3923489. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke.at Brickwood Grill. Brickwood Grill, 250 Monroe Ave. 730-8230. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke Night w/Debbie Randyn. Pittsford Pub, 60 N. Main St. 586-4650. 9:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/George. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. 8 p.m. Free.
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Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Roncones Italian Restaurant, 232 Lyell Ave. 458-3090. 6 p.m. Free Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 5894512. 7 p.m. Free. Tinted Image. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 2484825. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Westview Project with Doug Stone, sax. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Karaoke w/Shotgun Music. McGhan’s Pub, 11 W. Main St. 924-3660. Call for info. Free. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 3880136. 10 p.m. Free. [ Open Mic ] Open Mic at Towpath Cafe. Towpath Cafe, 6 N. Main St. 377-0410. 6:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic Jam Boulder Park Ave.. Boulder Coffee Co. – Park Ave., 739 Park Ave. 697-0235. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic w/Steve Piper. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free. Open Mike w/Mark Herrmann. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 8 p.m. Free. Spot Coffee Open Mic. SPoT Coffee, 200 East Ave. 585-6134600. 7 p.m. Call for info. [ Hip-Hop/Rap ] Thursday Night Shakedown Christmas Party. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Free 21+, $10 unders. [ Reggae/Jam ] Reggae Thursday. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 4547230. 10 p.m. $5 before 11 pm. [ Pop/Rock ] Amadna Ashley. Acanthus Cafe, 337 East Ave. 319-5999. 7 p.m. Call for info. Five Alarm Open Jam. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 9 p.m. Call for info. John Payton Project. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 9 p.m. Free. Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 2323230. 8 p.m. Canned good collection taking place during show. $6-$8. Nonpoint. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 7:30 p.m. $10.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 [ Acoustic/Folk ] The End of the World Party w/ Donna The Buffalo, Sim Redmond Band. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 325-5600. 9 p.m. $20-$25. Fred Vine Christmas. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. Jim Lane. 58 Main, 58 N. Main St. 585-637-2383. 8:30 p.m. Free Jim Lane. Murph’s Irondequoit Pub, 705 Titus Ave. 342-6780. 8 p.m. Free. Peg Dolan & Sharon McHargue. McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W Commercial St. 348-9091. 8 p.m. Free. Ralph Louis. Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. 546-3450. 6 p.m. Free.
HOLIDAY | RPO GALA HOLIDAY POPS
If you’re already singing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” why not do it to the sounds of the Rochester Philharmonic Pops in an arrangement by conductor Jeff Tyzik? The RPO POPS will be in concert with the Festival High School Chorale this weekend, performing favorite works like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” It’s the perfect solution to gathering family and friends and getting away from the commercial to capture the true spirit of the holidays. Gala Holiday POPS takes place at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St., Thursday, December 20, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 21, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 22, at 2 & 8 p.m.; and Sunday, December 23, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15-$79. 454-2100, rpo.org. — BY PALOMA A. CAPANNA [ Blues ] Deep Blue. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 2714650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Luca Foresta. The Beale-Webster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 216-1070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ Classical ] ECMS - Homecoming. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. Various times and concerts. See website for full lineup. RPO Gala Holiday Pops. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 7:30 p.m. Friday- 8 p.m., Saturday- 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Sunday- 2 p.m. $15-$82. [ Country ] The American Moondogs. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 6 p.m. $4-$6. [ DJ/Electronic ] Bang Fridays. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. 5461010. Call for info. Call for info. Chill Out Fridays Happy Hour. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 5:30 p.m. Free. DJ Bac Spin. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 8 p.m. Call for info. DJ Blake. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Cedric. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Energon. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8.
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The End of the World Party: The End is Near. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. 8 p.m. Call for info. Fresh Meat Fridays w/Samantha Vega, DJ Mighty Mic. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 11:15 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. $4-$12. Latino Heat Fridays. Heat Nightclub, 336 East Ave. 8990620. 10 p.m. Call for info. Lube After Dark.. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 6979464. 9:30 p.m. Free. Reggaeton w/DJ Carlos. La Copa Ultra Lounge, 235 W. Ridge Rd. 254-1050. 10 p.m. Free. Sexy Fridays w/DJ Wizz. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. Call for info. Throwback for Thread Restore Finale ft. David McGinnis, Pauline Coles. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. Call for info. [ Jazz ] Champagne & The Swoon Daddies. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 662-5555. 6 p.m. Free. Chris Wilson. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 7 p.m. Free. Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. Marco Amadio. Pane Vino Ristorante, 175 N. Water St. 232-6090. 6:30 p.m. Free. Sunny Brown Band. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 7 p.m. Call for info.
[ Karaoke ] Karaoke w/Cody. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 3343030. 5 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Pineapple Jack’s. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 247-5225. 9 p.m. Free. Karaoke at Flaherty’s Webster. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. 9 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke by Dan & Sherri. Barnard Restaurant & Party House, 360 Maiden Ln. 6631250. 8 p.m. Free. Karaoke w/Krazy George. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St. 7305030. 10 p.m. Call for info. Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 3880136. 10 p.m. Free Karaoke w/Summer Bob. Shorts Bar & Grill, 35 N. Main St. 388-0136. 10 p.m. Free. [ R&B ] Coupe De Villes. Dinosaur Bar-BQue, 99 Court St. 10 p.m. Free. [ Pop/Rock ] Amanda Ashley. Acanthus Cafe, 337 East Ave. 319-5999. 10:30 p.m. Free. Brass Taxi. Pineapple Jack’s, 485 Spencerport Rd. 2475225. Call for info. Costello Students & Teachers Holiday Concert. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 5443500. 6:30 p.m. Free. Download. Nola’s BBQ, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. 10 p.m. Call for info. End of the World Fest. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 6:30 p.m., $8-$10. End of the World Party. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 8 p.m. Call for info. The End of Time ft. Abandoned Buildings Club, Buckets, Raunchy Sex, and Epilogue. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. 21+. $5-$7. End of World Party w/Results, Envious Disguise. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 621-1480. 7 p.m. $5-$7. Midnight City. TC Riley’s, 200 Park Point Dr. 272-9777. 6 p.m. Call for info. Mistletoes & Warheads. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 4547140. 8 p.m. Free. Moon Zombies. Monty’s Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 9 p.m. 21+. $5. Pat Maloney Syndrome. Monty’s Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 2717050. 10 p.m. $3-$5.
Polluted Moon. A-Pub Live, 6 Lawrence St. 10 p.m. Free before 11, $5 after. Rockabilly Rumble ft. Krypton 88, The Blue Ribbon Bastards. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 9 p.m. $3-$5. Shakin Bones, Big Blue House. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 9 p.m. Free. Some Ska Band, The Ancient Now, and The Dead Catholics. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 8 p.m. $5. Something Else. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 3343030. 9 p.m. Call for info. Turning Colors. Acanthus Cafe, 337 East Ave. 319-5999. 11 p.m. Call for info.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Ache. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 Saint Paul St. 262-2090. 11 p.m. Free. A.L.L. Acoustic. Boulder Coffee Co. - Alexander St., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 8 p.m. Free. Ebb Tide. Flaherty’s Webster, 1200 Bay Rd. 671-0816. Call for info. True Blue. Flaherty’s Honeoye Falls, 60 W. Main St. 4977010. Call for info. [ Blues ] The Cellar Dwellars. The BealeWebster, 1930 Empire Blvd. 2161070. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Gap Mangione New Blues Bland. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. 7:30 p.m. Free. Third Degree. The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar-South Ave., 693 South Ave. 2714650. 7:30 p.m. Call for info. [ Classical ] ECMS - Homecoming. Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St. Various times and concerts. See website for full lineup. RPO Gala Holiday Pops. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 7:30 p.m. Friday- 8 p.m., Saturday- 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Sunday- 2 p.m. $15-$82. Rochester’s 30th Annual Tuba Christmas. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. 509-2596. 3 p.m. Free. [ Country ] Closing Time. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. 9 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Big Reg. Plush, 151 St. Paul St. 232-5650. 10 p.m. Call for info. DJ Darkwave. Vertex Nightclub, 169 North Chestnut St. 2325498. 10 p.m. $3-$8. DJ Trancesend. Decibel Lounge., 45 Euclid St. 7544645. 10 p.m. $5. La Selva. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge, 444 Central Ave. 232-8440. 10 p.m. Call for info.
Latino Saturdays w/DJ Bobby Base. Pure Night Club, 117 Liberty Pole Way. 454-7230. 10 p.m. Call for info. [ Jazz ] Artisan Jazz Trio. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St. 3858565. 7 p.m. Free. Chris Wilson. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 7 p.m. Call for info. Frank’s Rat Pack. Bistro 135, 135 W. Commercial St. 6625555. 6 p.m. Free. Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo. Charley Brown’s, 1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. Free. GRR Band. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes. Roncones Italian Restaurant, Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250. 598-3820. 7 p.m. Free The White Hots. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 5894512. 6:30 p.m. Call for info. [ Karaoke ] Karaoke at 140 Alex. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. 256-1000. 10:30 p.m. Free. Karaoke At The Lube. Quaker Steak & Lube, 2205 Buffalo Rd. 697-9464. 9:30 p.m. Free. Kick-Ass Karaoke. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. 10 p.m. Free. [ Hip-Hop/Rap ] Kids with A Z w/MoChester. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 325-5600. 7 p.m. $10. [ Reggae/Jam ] The Moho Collective w/Funknut. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. 8:30 p.m. $5. [ Pop/Rock ] Bobby Henrie & The Goners. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9:30 p.m. $5-$7. Comedown, The Results, Envious Disguise, The Setbacks. Tala Vera, 155 State St. 5463845. 8 p.m. Call for info. End of the World Fest. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. 4 p.m. $8-$10. Ernie Capone. Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave. 9642010. 8:30 p.m. Call for info. The Extremists. Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, 8505 Greig St. 315-483-9570. 9 p.m. Call for info. Matt Askins, Beyond Solomon, Saturn. California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Rd. West. 6211480. 9 p.m. Call for info. Mr. Mustard: A Special Christmas Show. Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940. 8 p.m. $3-$5. Smooth Talkers. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. 8 p.m. Free.
Sports w/Mikaela Davis, Josh Netsky. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. 21+. $7-$9. Sulaco, Oceans of Insects, Heatseeker. Monty’s Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. 271-7050. 10 p.m. $3-$5. The Taint. A-Pub Live, 6 Lawrence St. 10 p.m. Free before 11, $5 after. Taran. Nola’s BBQ, 4775 Lake Ave. 663-3375. 9 p.m. Call for info. Teagan & The Tweeds. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. 10 p.m. Free. This Life, Moon Zombies, and Evan Prewitt. Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton. 319-3832. 9 p.m. 21+. $5.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 [ Acoustic/Folk ] Celtic Music Sundays: Peg Dolan. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 7 p.m. Free. [ Classical ] Compline. Christ Church, 141 East Ave. 454-3878. 9 p.m. Free (donations accepted). RPO Gala Holiday Pops. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. $15-$82. [ DJ/Electronic ] Grotto Unwrapped. Grotto, 7 Lawrence St. 739-5377. C. [ Jazz ] Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch). Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. Call for info. Free. Day Break. Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332. 924-8000. 5:30 p.m. Call for info. Joe Santora. The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St. (315) 5894512. 4 p.m. Call for info.
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The weather outside may be frightful, but this year’s line-up for the Bug Jar’s annual Christmas show is delightful. The Isotopes (pictured) are an instrumental surf-rock band that’s light years ahead of the rest. The group has been on a reverb-fueled sonic adventure since 2000 and includes a cool stage show with special effects and go-go girls. Tha Dome and Professor Fizizizt, a.k.a. Garden Fresh, make the sort of hip-hop you can sink your teeth into. The duo raps about food among other subjects and is a perfect treat when frozen or canned rap just won’t do. Despite its slightly naughty implication, Harmonica Lewinski is actually a nice band whose psychedelic surf-blues-rock borders on righteous. A Very Bug Jar Christmas takes place Sunday, December 23, 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $5-$7. 4542966, bugjar.com. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR [ DJ/Electronic ] Manic Mondays Dance Night. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 11:30 p.m. Free. [ Jazz ] Bill Slater Solo Piano (Dinner). Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Dr. 248-4825. 5:30 p.m. Free. Watkins & The Rapiers. Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.
[ R&B ] Something Else. A-Pub Live, 6 Lawrence St. 10 p.m. Free before 11, $5 after.
[ Karaoke ] Karaoke w/Walt O’Brien. Flipside Bar & Grill, 2001 E Main St. 288-3930. 9 p.m. Free.
[ Pop/Rock ] End of the World Fest. Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 232-1520. Friday- 6:30 p.m., 3 p.m. $8-$10 Melia. House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. 544-3500. 4 p.m. Free. Melia w/JJ Lang, Keaton. Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street. 325-5600. 7 p.m. $10-$12. A Very Bug Jar Christmas ft.The Isotopes w/Harmonica Lewinski, Garden Fresh. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. 21+. $5-$7.
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[ Blues ] Bluesday Tuesday Blues Jam. P.I.’s Lounge, 495 West Ave. 8 p.m. Call for info. [ DJ/Electronic ] DJ Kathy. Nashvilles, 4853 W Henrietta Rd. 334-3030. Call for info. Call for info.
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Endless clichés are encountered when a dominant culture casts only a vague glance at a dominated culture, and these clichés serve the purpose of keeping a little-understood situation tucked into two convenient dimensions. The current show in the Grand Gallery of the Memorial Art Gallery explores the ways in which contemporary Indigenous artists from the Northeastern and Southeastern regions of the United States and Canada are creating works that interpret or redefine traditional media, blend traditional and contemporary subject matter, and seek to define identity for themselves amid questions of cultural assimilation. Many voices are represented in the 140 works of “Changing Hands,” with various motivations for creating art. The exhibit is divided into three categories by color. Green-coded objects represent examples of where an artist has used natural materials, at times paired with man-made objects, or has represented elements of nature within their work. Blue-coded works indicate the artist created new work based on material, technical, and formal knowledge from cultural heritage. And red-coded works include many politically and socially nuanced works that “contrast the realities of Indigenous history with the mythology of cultural assimilation,” per the info card. Traditional stories may be reinvented symbolically, as in “Birds” by Hannah Claus. In this work, bits of cloudy sky printed on many small oval papers shift gently over one another, suspended from a grid on the ceiling, representing the waterfowl rising to break the fall of Sky Woman, who is part of a Haudenosaunee creation story. The clouds also represent “many possibilities: community, memory, and the transience of time,” says the artist in a provided statement. Skawennati’s “Hunter Mega-Figurine (prototype)” is a toy that represents a character from the “TimeTravellerTM” project (represented here in a 10-minute digital animation video of episode 5), which
tells the story of an angry young Mohawk man of the 22nd Century who embarks on “technologically enhanced” virtual-reality vision quests and immerses himself in events featuring his ancestors. This fascinating and educational program is a great concept for teaching kids about the complexity of history through the animation medium. Mixed-media artist Leah Shenandoah calls herself a “radical compassionist in a world filled with suffering,” and creates elegant adornments that combine Native American aesthetic and contemporary design which are meant to serve as “tools for healing, manifestation, and enlightenment.” Her gorgeously constructed “Haute Couture Hood” of rabbit skin and downy fur, satin, shimmering silver beads covered in rich patterning, pearls, and feathers appears suited for a queen and shows undeniably that beauty is always powerful medicine. Where it addresses the social issues of
Indigenous descendants in contemporary American and Canadian culture, much of the artwork explores the complexity of creating and maintaining a dual Native and modern American/Canadian identity. One of the most playful yet intellectual examples of this struggle is the series of works and video installation by Greg A. Hill. Several traditional articles of clothing and objects are constructed of cereal boxes, cleverly linking the “skins” of what is consumed by the modern consumer with the practical use of skins in the past. “I first began using this material when I was a university student attempting to create a zero-waste lifestyle as part of an eco-art project,” says the artist in a provided statement. Hill proves the usefulness of his constructions in “Portaging Rideah, Paddling the Ottawa to Kanata,” a short video that follows him as he carries a full-size cerealbox canoe through buildings and sidewalks, then paddles it down a waterway to plant an altered version of the Canadian flag. But some of the art serves as the pulsing, oozing memories of old wounds. The intricately beaded “Come, see real flowers of this painful world,” by Marguerite Houle, speaks of stolen land that was wasted and polluted by those who seized it. Other works tell the story of forced assimilation, of children being punished for speaking their Native language. Robert Houle’s “Sandy Bay Indian Residential School” includes symbolic paintings representing memories of fear and trauma in six Ahnisnabewin words, and his accompanying statement speaks of his personal experience with “confinement, indoctrination, and humiliation,” and his “privilege and responsibility” of using those words in this exhibition.
“Red Moon” by Peter B. Jones is part of the exhibit of contemporary Indigenous American art currently shown at MAG. PHOTO PROVIDED
Works by Kent Monkman make fun of the
idea, encouraged by photographer and filmmaker Edward Curtis and his ilk, that Natives were incapable of or entirely resistant to modernizing and were fading away into oblivion. His part in the show includes a video installation, “Shooting Geronimo,” which spoofs on Hollywood’s and Curtis’s attempts to direct 20th Century Native people to fit a stereotypical role that both denied the true identity of modern Natives while depicting their alleged disappearance. Also included are some cheeky adornments by Monkman for his gender-bending alter ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, through whom the artist “confronts colonized sexuality” and exposes “the colorful, but repressed sexual diversity present in pre-contact North America,” per the provided statement. Two lingering, disturbing themes represented in the show are warnings about issues that impact us all directly — climate change and our increasingly surveillancedominated culture. The former is represented in works such as “Prophecy II” by Samuel Thomas, a gold-beaded sculpture depicting the waters of Niagara Falls running backward, which touches on profound wrongs being answered by an angry force of Nature. The latter category is depicted in works such as “Techno-Wiindigo 3.5,” a monolithic, binary beast by Stephen Wall, which alludes to the story of a seductive yet murderous spirit, while commenting on how “surveillance technology is seducing people into a false sense of security while taking away their privacy and freedoms,” per the provided statement. Take it from the descendants of a dominated people: sometimes “progress” isn’t progress at all.
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*Due to the holiday, some venues might be closed. Please call ahead.* [ Opening ] “Camera Obscura.” TuesdaysSundays George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Through Apr 7. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m $10-$12. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. [ Continuing ] AAUW Art Forum, 494 East Ave. Off the Wall VII Members Exhibit. MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m Continues through Apr 19 by appointment only. Reception Dec 16 2-4 p.m 244-9892. Art/Music Library Gallery, University of Rochester River Campus. Phillia Yi. Through Jan. 18, 2013. Through Jan 18. rochester.edu. Art and Vintage on Main, 101 Main St. “Lost Infinity” the works of Brett Maurer and Matthew Tully Dugan. ongoing. artandvintageonmain.com. A.R.T.S Gallery, 321 East Ave. “Joy in the Atmosphere” by Richmond Futch. Through Dec. 31. Through Dec 31. Reception with live music and open painting Nov 2, 6-9 p.m 729-9916. Axom Gallery, 176 Anderson Ave, 2nd floor. “Kurt Moyer: New Arcadia,” A Solo Exhibition of Paintings. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Through Jan 12 2326030 x23. axomgallery.com. Books Etc, 78 W Main St. “Catching Dreams.” Through Jan. 13, 2013. Featuring the work of Bonnie Evangelista, Becky Harris and Chris Horn Free. 474-4116. books_etc@ yahoo.com. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Roc The Casbah: A Tribute to the Clash. Through Jan. 31, 2013, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. THE LOBBY PRESENTS. Vintage Propaganda from the Collection of Jim Malley (Mercury Posters) and Clayton Cowles illustrations of The Clash $7 opening night only. Cat Clay, 1115 E Main Street, Suite 225. Holiday Show with Maggi Bartlett & Amy Brand. Through Dec. 22. Opening Parties: Dec 7 5-9 p.m. & Dec 8 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Continues through December 22nd. Featuring Melinda Friday, Marie Verlinde Nye & Sabra Wood. 414-5643. catclay.com. Community Darkroom Gallery, 713 Monroe Ave. “Kaleidoscope.” Through March 2, 2013. 271-5920. The Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt Hope Ave. “Nature Scapes: Far and Near,” photography by Lois Trieb at My Sister’s Gallery. Through Jan. 6, 2013, 10 a.m. Through Jan 6 Free. 546-8400. EpiscopalSeniorLife.org.
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Some thespians excel at acting with their eyes, telling us everything we need to know with little more than a hard stare or a raised brow. Bill Murray in particular is an adept at the Epic Eye Roll, the Enraged Eye Bulge, and the Soul Piercing Death Stare. You might find that these moves will come in handy during impending family gatherings, so take notes when you attend the Thursday, December 20, screening of “Scrooged” at the Eastman House’s Dryden Theatre (900 East Ave.).
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The beloved and comedic modern spin on Charles Dickens’s classic “A Christmas Carol” stars Murray as Frank Cross, a workaholic television exec whose ambition has isolated him from the rest of the world. The moral of the story remains the same, though here, the visitors who show up to admonish his humbug habitude include a deranged cabbie, a violent fairy, and a shotgun-wielding Bobcat Goldthwait. The film screens at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8 or $6 for members and students. For more information, call 271-3361, or visit dryden. eastmanhouse.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. “Beautiful Ruins” by Paula Peters Marra. Through Jan. 31, 2013. gallery@ equalgrounds.com. The Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Ave. WinterCraft. Through Dec. 31. Our annual holiday sale featuring ceramics, prints, paintings, books, cards, and more!. Free. 585 271 - 5183. geneseearts.org. Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery, 3165 East Ave. “Watercolor World” by Sylvie Culbertson. Through Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 385-0298. friendlyhome.org. Gallery r, 100 college ave. “Creative Process: from ideation to realization.” Through Jan. 4, 2013. Through Jan 4. Reception Dec 7 6-9:30 p.m 256-3312. email@example.com. Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, 713 Monroe Ave. Steven Lee-Davis. Through Dec. 28. Printing and Book Arts Center. Through Dec 28. Reception Dec 7 244-1730. geneseearts.org. Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union, 395 Gregory St. The Faces in Wood by Charles Jaffe. Through Dec. 31. Through end of Dec. Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Reception Nov 10 6-8 p.m 461-2230. melissa@ genesee.coop. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Through Jan 27: “60 from the 60s.” Tuesdays-Sundays Through
Jan 27. Through Apr 7: “Camera Obscura.” Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.5 p.m $5-$12. 271-3361. eastmanhouse.org. High Falls Fine Art Gallery, 60 Browns Race. Sanaa, Stories of Life. WednesdaysSundays Through Jan 6: “Sanaa, Stories of Life,” “Perspectives,” “A Glimpse of the World.” Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat noon5:30 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m 3252030. centerathighfalls.org. Hirsute Salon and Gallery, 51 Atlantic Ave. “If the Shoe Fits,” Artwork by Carmine Monzo. Wednesdays-Fridays Through Jan 18. Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception Dec 14, 7-9 p.m Free. 585-244-1111. firstname.lastname@example.org. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Suite 106. “A Circle of Friends: New Work by Five Full-Time, Long-Time Artists.” Through Dec. 24. Through Dec 24 by appt. Opening party Dec 7 429-0211. email@example.com. richardaerni.com. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Holiday Show 2012. Through Dec. 23. Through Dec 23. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. Receptions Nov 30 and Dec 7 482-1976. imagecityphotographygallery. com. International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. “American Landscape” by Marcella continues on page 22 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 21
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Gillenwater. Through Dec. 31. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m 264-1440. internationalartacquisitions. com. Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St.” Adriatic Coast and Home” photography by Steve Levinson. Through Jan. 7, 2013. 624-7740. millartcenter.com. I-Square Visions, 693 Titus Ave. “VOYAGEz” artworks by Zanne Brunner. MondaysSaturdays Through Jan 10. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reception Dece 15, 7-9 p.m brunner@ gmail.com. JGK Galleries, 10 Vick Park A. Holiday Event. TuesdaysThursdays, Saturdays Through Dec 24. Tue, Thu, and Sat 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Wed 4:30-7:30 p.m. Unique artistically crafted gift items 734-6581. jgkgalleries.com. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Through Fec 10: “Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3” Contemporary Native North American Art. Lockhart Gallery: “Framing Edo: Masterworks from Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views.” Wednesdays-Sundays $5$12. 276-8900. mag. rochester.edu. WednesdaysSundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m $5-$12. 276-8900. mag.rochester. edu. My Sister’s Gallery, 505 Mt Hope Ave. “Nature Scapes: Far and Near,” photographs by Lois A. Trieb. Through Jan. 6, 2013, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Through Jan 6. Reception Dec 7 5-7 p.m 546-8400. episcopalseniorlife.org. Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. Deborah Ronnen Fine Art Presents “Contemporary African American Printmakers.” WednesdaysSundays Through Dec 21. Sun 12-5 p.m., Wed-Thu 12-5 p.m., Fri-Sat 12-8 p.m. Gallery closed Nov 22-23. Reception Nov 9, 5-10 p.m 389-5073. New Deal Gallery, 4 Livingston County Campus. Expressions of the Civil War. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. In recognition of the 150th Anniversary. Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 1-4 p.m., Thu 17:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. After November 12: Closed Tuesdays. 243-6785. livingstonarts.org. Ock Hee’s Gallery, 2 Lehigh St. “Spirit & Essence” with Dan Malczewski & Peter Secrest. Through Dec. 31. Through Dec 31. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. Reception Dec 1. 624-4730. ockheesgallery.com. Outside the Box Art Gallery, 6 North Main St. Holiday Open House. Through Dec.
SPECIAL EVENT | Spectacle of Lights
If the season of festive lights thrills you, and you take unnecessary car rides just to peek at different dazzling neighborhoods, check out the “13WHAM Spectacle of Lights” held each Friday-Sunday through December 30. New this year and held at Camp Eastman (1301 Lakeshore Blvd., Irondequoit), the family-friendly, interactive event includes amazing light displays, holiday decorations, and three heated cabins with refreshments, family activities, and crafts. Admission is $5 per car (buses are extra), and the event takes place 5:30-9:30 p.m. The activities and snack cabins are open 6-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays only. Get your tickets at Irondequoit Town Hall or discounted tickets at select area Wegmans stores. Proceeds benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information, call 336-6070 or visit Irondequoit.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Christmas. Reception Dec 1 645-2485. outsidetheboxag@ gmail.com. facebook.com/ outsidetheboxag. Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford St. Annual Holiday Exhibit. Tuesdays-Saturdays Continues through Jan 5. 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. Holidays at the Gallery. Through Jan. 6, 2013. Through Jan 6. Reception Nov 9, 6-8 p.m 394-0030. prrgallery.com. Phillips Fine Art, 248 East Ave. Celestial Songs: Sculpture by Tarrant Clements. TuesdaysSaturdays Through Dec 22. Tue-Fri noon-6 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m 232-8120. Plastic, 650 South Ave. The Art of J. Nevadomski and Allie Hartley. ongoing. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Reception Oct 26, 7 p.m 563-6348. plasticforever.com. Roc Brewing Co, 56 S Union St. Carla Bartow. ongoing. Opening Fri Oct 19, 710 p.m. carlasswanktank. blogspot.com. 794-9798. firstname.lastname@example.org. rocbrewingco.com. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. 22nd Annual Members Exhibition. WednesdaysSundays Through Jan 13. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m. Reception and special announcement Thursday Dec 6, 6-10 p.m., First Friday reception Friday, Dec 7, 6-10 p.m. Closed to the public for Holidays:
Dec 26-28. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd. Dale Inglett. Through Jan. 3, 2013. Through Jan 3, gallery hours Mon, Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reception Nov 15 1-3 p.m genesee.edu/ gallery Through Jan. 3, 2013. Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Community College, One College Rd Through Jan 3. 343-0055 x6490. email@example.com. genesee.edu/gallery. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, River Campus. Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community. Through Sep. 30, 2013. Through Sep 30, 2013. mag.rochester.edu. St John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Rochester Art Club Retrospective Exhibition. Through Dec. 20. Through Dec 20 in the Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery of the Skalney Center. Honoring deceased memebers of the RAC. Reception Nov 30, 6-8 p.m rochesterartclub.org. The Shoe Factory Art Coop, 250 N Goodman St. “and to All a Good Night!” Art Exhibit. Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m Through Dec 19. Receptions Dec 7 5-10 p.m., Dec 8 11 a.m.-5 p.m shoefactoryarts.com. Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. Pittsford Art Group Holiday Show. Through Dec. 28. Through Dec 28. Opening Reception Thu 6-8 p.m., First Friday 6-9 p.m 461-4447. lumierephoto.com.
Studio 34 Creative Arts Center and Gallery, 34 Elton St. Eleventh Annual Faculty and Student Exhibit and Sale. Through Dec. 22. Through Dec 22. Reception Dec 7 737-5858. University Gallery, James R Booth Hall, RIT, Lomb Memorial Dr. Neil Montanus. Mondays-Saturdays Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Dec 22Jan 6. Reception Dec 13, 5-7 p.m 475-2404. jleugs@ rit.edu. Williams-Insalaco Gallery at FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. “Imaginations: Space and Time, Drawings and Paintings by Debra Stewart.” Through Dec. 20. Through Dec 20. Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun noon5 p.m. Thu artist’s talk, Fri reception 785-1369. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market Photos by Lisa Barker and Anna Peters Wehking. “Continental Breakfasts: a three year photographic collaboration.” Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.2 p.m Through Jan 12 email@example.com. continentalbreakfasts. wordpress.com.
Call for Artwork [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] 6x6x2013. Through April 21, 2013. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. Rochester Movie Makers Mind2Movie 72 Hour Film Competition. Through Jan. 17, 2013, 6:30 p.m. The Space, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248 72 hours to make a film - can you do it? On January 17, teams receive a random prop, character, and situation and have only 72 hours to write, film, edit, and produce a final short film. Cash prizes include a $300 first place prize and a $100 second place prize rochestermoviemakers.org. Submissions Sought for Geva Theatre’s Annual Young Writers Showcase. Through March 5, 2013. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Deadline March 5. The theatre is seeking plays and playwrights for its Young Writers Showcase to be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Geva’s Nextstage. The showcase gives young area playwrights between the ages of 13 and 18 the opportunity to take their scripts from page to stage in a script-inhand, reading format with the help of Geva actors, directors and dramaturgs 232-1366 x3034. youngwriters@gevatheatre. org. gevatheatre.org.
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RECREATION | Snow Cheap Trail Race
The winter season can be a tough time to stay motivated to exercise. For many, the cold air is much more conducive to drinking hot chocolate by a warm fireplace, rather than getting out into the elements to get the blood pumping. Fleet Feet Sports’ Snow Cheap Winter Trail Series is aimed at amping up your cold-weather exercise routine with a series of trail runs for six Wednesday nights from December 19 to February 27 (races take place every-other week). Participants have the option to go with or without snowshoes and will run anywhere between 3 miles to 4 miles on a given race. An added incentive is the start and end at Riley Lodge in Cobbs Hill Park, which will act as a warm home base, and will be full of post-race food.
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All races start at 7:15 p.m. and include chip timing, door prizes, overall and age group awards, and a limited edition Snow Cheap shirt. As it will be dark, headlamps are required. Packet pickup available at Fleet Feet Sports the night before each event 5-7 p.m., and day of event 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $12 per race or $50 for entire series. Riley Lodge is located in Cobbs Hill Park, at Culver Road and Norris Drive. To register and for a full schedule, visit yellowjacketracing.com. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON
Art Events *Due to the holiday, some venues might be closed. Please call ahead.* [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] WinterCraft. MondaysSaturdays The Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Avenue MonWed 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m. Annual holiday sale featuring artwork made by local artists. Items include ceramics, paintings, prints, photographs, and book arts 5852715183. geneseearts.org. [ THU., DECEMBER 20 ] 5x7xDesign Art Opening and Awards Reception. 7 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 7845300. brightonlibrary.org. [ FRI., DECEMBER 21 ] Film: The Second Coming. 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Free/$5 suggested donation. 5632145. thebaobab.org.
Comedy *Due to the holiday, some venues might be closed. Please call ahead.* [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] Stand Up Comedy Open Mic. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Coffee
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[ THU., DECEMBER 20 ] After Bedtime Episode 4. 7:30 p.m. The Space, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248 A talk show created by some of Rochester’s best comedy talent. Made from Scratch FREE. afterbedtimeshow. com. After Bedtime with Jimmy LeChase and Friends Episode 4. 8-9:15 p.m. The Space, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248 Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring food and drinks. Geoff Dale, from 3 Heads Brewing, will be stopping by the show for a brief chat and to show off some samples of their fine ale! Zane Golia, coming in all the way from Los Angeles (California, USA), will be closing out the show with stand-up Free. afterbedtimeshow.com. Sky Sands/Nigel Larson. Dec. 20-22. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 continues on page 25 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 23
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A misplaced package forms the central conflict of “Handle With Care,” a new romantic comedy from writer Jason Odell Williams about love, communication, fate, and the importance of GPS-enabled tracking devices. It is currently receiving its off-Broadway premiere at the JCC Centerstage. The play opens in a motel room in Goodview, Virginia, on Christmas Eve, with a young Israeli woman frantically yelling in Hebrew at a hapless DHL delivery man. At an impasse, since the delivery man, Terrence (Richard Scooter Rosenthal), doesn’t understand Hebrew, and the woman, Ayelet (Sammi Cohen), doesn’t speak English, Terrence calls in reinforcements in the form of his childhood friend, Josh (Jamal Abdunnasir). Hoping that his Jewish friend will be able to communicate with the nearhysterical woman, he assigns Josh the task of delivering the news to Ayelet that the package she entrusted to the care of the
good people at DHL has been lost. This situation wouldn’t normally be the end of the world, if not for that fact that this particular package happens to be a coffin containing the recently deceased body of Ayelet’s beloved grandmother, Edna (Diane Chevron), with whom she had been traveling across the country. From there the story continues in nonlinear fashion, jumping back and forth through time between the present, where sparks quickly begin to fly between Josh and Ayelet (despite the severe language barrier) while Terrence continues to try to track down the package, and Edna and Ayelet’s arrival at the motel in the hours just before Edna’s death. Through the latter scenes, we learn that Ayelet was convinced by her grandmother to come to America in order to get her out of a deep depression following a recent breakup. It isn’t long, however, before Edna admits that she had personal, very specific reasons of her own for making sure they made a stop in Goodview. A low-key, character-centric show like “Handle With Care” lives or dies on the strengths of its cast, and, for the most part, the actors in this production deliver. It’s pretty clear early on that Ayelet and Josh — who is nursing some emotional wounds
of his own — will end up together, and the simple joy of the play is watching exactly how that inevitable conclusion comes to be. Cohen and Abdunnasir share a lovely chemistry, and the scenes between the two of them are easily the play’s strongest. He gives Josh an appealingly nervous energy that the audience can’t help but root for. Cohen is the standout, however; great in a difficult role that often requires her to use only her body language and inflection to get Ayelet’s feelings across to the audience (at least those who don’t speak fluent Hebrew). Chevron for the most part only appears onstage with Cohen, but effortlessly captures the wise, often meddling, occasionally infuriating, but always loving personality that goes handin-hand with being a grandmother. Richard Scooter Rosenthal is effective in the role of scatterbrained Terrence, but gives a broad performance that too often feels calibrated for a zanier, more overthe-top show than the one the rest of his co-stars are in. He isn’t done any favors by Williams’ script, which saddles him with a monologue late in the show explaining exactly how he came to be a delivery man that feels superfluous considering that it doesn’t give any insight into the character that isn’t readily apparent in his actions throughout the story. “Handle With Care” isn’t groundbreaking theater, but setting aside minor complaints like the fact that Ayelet’s English comprehension skills grow at an improbably accelerated rate (as they must, if the plot is going to move forward in any way), the simple story is sweet and charming. The show is perfect holiday programming for the JCC, complete with a seasonally appropriate setting, reinforced with Christmas standards serving as musical interludes between each scene change. Sean Daniels’ direction feels confident, preventing the single setting from becoming monotonous by constantly keeping the actors moving around in the space and breaking up the action with the occasional spotlight monologue. The set perfectly captures the feeling of a dingy, just-thisside-of-seedy motel room in the middle of nowhere. One subtle bit of staging that I found to be particularly effective was just following the scene where Ayelet and Josh share dinner together, when the two electric Sabbath candles they use stay lit as the lights come down for the scene change, for a few brief moments flickering side-by-side against the pitch black stage. It’s a lovely image and, in keeping with a key theme of the play, no words are necessary.
Comedy p.m $9-$12. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us. [ FRI., DECEMBER 21 ] Broken Couch Merry Apocalypse Improv Show. 8 p.m. The Space, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248 Celebrate the Mayan End of the World with some improv comedy. Special guest include: Brad Fortier (Portland, OR), Ruth Aronoff (West Lafayette, IN), John Forrest Thompson (Chicago, IL), and Gavin Price (New York, NY). Donation show with proceeds benefitting Rochester’s Planned Parenthood Donation. 607760-0422. brokencouch. com. [ SAT., DECEMBER 22 ] “Justin Time with Matt Griffo.” 9:30 p.m. The Space, Hungerford Bldg, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 248 $10. 209-0734. thespacerochester.com. [ TUE., DECEMBER 25 ] Laugh Riot Underground: Stand-Up Comedy Showcase. 9-11 p.m. Dub Land Underground, 315 Alexander St. Free. laughriotcomedy.com.
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*Due to the holiday, some venues might be closed. Please call ahead.* [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] Lindy Jam: Weekly Swing Dance. 8:45 p.m. Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd Floor Ballroom), 389 Gregory St., Rochester, NY Lindy Jam is a weekly swing dance on Wednesday nights, 8:45-11pm, hosted by Groove Juice Swing. Friendly atmosphere. Beautiful ballroom. Free beginner dance lesson at 9pm. No partner or experience necessary. Admission is free if it’s your first time!. $4 (or free if it’s your first time!). 585271-4930. lindyjam.com. [ THU., DECEMBER 20 ] Contra Dance. 8-11 p.m. Covenant United Methodist Church, Culver Rd Contra dancing, live music & called dances. $7-$8, under 17 free with adult. cdrochester.org. Dance Lab East. 10 p.m. Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union St 80s new wave music for the future (on vinyl) and visual effects 99 cents. 270-8106. theskylarklounge.com. [ SAT., DECEMBER 22 ] Fandango at the Tango. 7 p.m. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930. tangocafedance.com. continues on page 26 rochestercitynewspaper.com City 25
Storytime with Mike. Barnes & Noble, Greece, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m Free. 227-4020. bn.com. Time for Tots. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. Ages 1-5 with caregiver. 2476446 10:15-11:15 a.m. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. 247-6446.
[ SUN., DECEMBER 23 ] English Country Dancing. 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Rd English Country Dancing, live music, called dances. $7-$8, under 17 free with adult. 2442468. fbcrochester.net. [ TUE., DECEMBER 25 ] Stardust Ballroom Dance Series. 7:30 p.m Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St $3. 4286769. cityofrochester.gov/ ballroomdanceseries.
Kids Events *Due to the holiday, some venues might be closed. Please call ahead.* [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] Research studies for infants and children. Ongoing. Rochester Baby Lab, Meliora Hall 408, University of Rochester, River Campus The Baby Lab at the University of Rochester runs research studies for children from 4-months to 7-years-old. At the Baby Lab, researchers observe children while they watch movies or play, and then analyze their eye-gaze patterns and brain activity. This data is used to study how children think, learn, and make decisions. If you and your
RECREATION | Skate With Santa
Although many indoor rinks offer ice skating year round, the activity feels more festive and appropriate around the holidays. Enjoy the spirit of the season on Saturday, December 22, at Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex’s “Skate with Santa” event. In the last few days leading to Christmas, what better way to get excited for his arrival on Christmas Eve than by meeting him beforehand for some friendly interaction on the ice? Moving around a bit will also probably diffuse some of the excited and nervous energy for some of the younger visitors, which will help everyone enjoy the holidays with more ease. Santa will arrive at 5 p.m. and stay until 6:15 p.m. The event costs $2 for those 17 and under, $2.50 for college students, $5 for adults, and there is a family rate of $14. Skate rentals cost $3. The rink is located at 131 Elmwood Ave. For more information call 428-7889 or visit cityofrochester.gov/gvpsc. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON child are interested in study participation, you can give us a call at (585) 275-4621, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit us at www.rochester. edu/babylab to sign-up online FREE. (585) 275-4621. rochester.edu/babylab.
[ FRI., DECEMBER 21 ] Film Fridays. 10 a.m.-noon. 247-6446 10 a.m.-noon. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. 247-6446. Storytelling with Mike. 10:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble, Greece, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. Free. 227-4020. bn.com. [ SAT., DECEMBER 22 ] Dino Days. Sundays Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Included in museum admission $11-$13. 271-1880. rmsc.org. Eddie the Elk and the Twelve Days of Christmas. Sundays, 3 p.m Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Included in museum admission $11-$13. 2711880. rmsc.org. Family movie: Arthur Christmas. 1 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org.
[ TUE., DECEMBER 25 ] Teen Tuesdays. 2:45-4:15 p.m. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. Almost every Tuesday afternoon throughout the school year. Grades 9-12 340-8720 x4020. [ WED., DECEMBER 26 ] Baby Playtime. 10:15-11 a.m. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd 359-7092. Winter Break Family Movies. Dec. 26-29. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Wed 2 p.m. “The Muppet Movie” Thu 2 p.m. “Muppet Treasure Island” Fri 2 p.m. “The Muppets” Sat 1 p.m. “Snow Buddies.” 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org.
Lectures [ THU., DECEMBER 20 ] Building Our Media: a critical discussion series on independent media. 7-9 p.m Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. Rochester.Indymedia.org.
Literary Events *Due to the holiday, some venues might be closed. Please call ahead.* [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] Book Discussion: “The Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig. Through Dec. 19. Brighton Memorial Library,
2300 Elmwood Ave. Tue 1:303 p.m., Wed 7-8:30 p.m 7845300. brightonlibrary.org. Pure Kona Poetry Readings. 7 p.m. Acanthus Café, 337 East Ave. Local poets gather to read their latest works Free. 3195999. acanthuscafe.com. Reading Jane (and Other Female Authors). 3:30 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. 474-4116. books_etc@yahoo. com. Rochester Public Library’s Annual Holiday Fiction Used Book Sale. Mondays-Fridays Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building, 115 South Ave. Through Dec 31. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-7 p.m 428-8322. libraryweb.org. [ FRI., DECEMBER 21 ] Senior Center Book Group. Dec. 21. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd 3597092. [ TUE., DECEMBER 25 ] Lift Bridge Writers’ Group. 6:30 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St Free. 6372260. liftbridgebooks.com.
Museum Exhibit *Due to the holiday, some venues might be closed. Please call ahead.* [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] Baby It’s Cold Outside! Tuesdays-Thursdays The Rochester Historical Society,
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Rundel Memorial Building, 2nd floor, 115 South Ave. Through Mar 14. Tue-Wed 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-3 p.m. An exhibit of beautiful cold weather clothing $3-$5, members free. 428-8470. rochesterhistory.org. A T. rex Named Sue. Through Jan. 6, 2013. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. $11-$13. 2714320. rmsc.org.
Recreation *Due to the holiday, some venues might be closed. Please call ahead.* [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] Open Ice Skating. Ongoing. Manhattan Square Park Ice Rink. Daily 12-1:30 p.m., 1:50-3:20 p.m. Adults Only daily 3:40-5:10 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m. (Fri-Sat til 8:50 p.m.). 428-7541. cityofrochster. gov/skating. Roc Cirque presents Whirly Wendsday. 7 p.m. genesee valley park, elmwood ave Join the fun at Rochester’s premier spin toy meet up. Hooping, poi, juggling, fire performances, and much more. Live DJ’s are playing during the session to help you stay moving. Extra hoops and poi are available free. (585) 683-5734. [ FRI., DECEMBER 21 ] Crepuscular Series: Equinox Sunset. 3:30 p.m. Letchworth
THEATER | “Greater Tuna”
Sometimes Rochester may feel like a small town, but it’s nothing compared to Tuna, Texas. Through Saturday, December 22, Downstairs Cabaret Theatre will introduce the public to this quirky town in “Greater Tuna.” Throughout the show, the audience will witness two actors characterize the entire town in this “tour-de-farce.” Small-town morals paired with lightning-speed costume changes should make for an entertaining show. Though unusual, and absurd, you won’t be able to resist becoming attached to the tiny town and its kooky characters.
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a.m.-4:30 p.m $3, $10 per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org. Family Fun in the Winter Woods. 11 a.m.-noon. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd. $3, $10 per family. 374-6160. rmsc.org.
[ SAT., DECEMBER 22 ] GVHC Hike. 10 a.m. Highland Park, Robinson Dr @ South Ave, moderate 5 mile hike. 750-5547. gvhchikes.org. Saturday Snowshoeing. 1-3 p.m Helmer Nature Center, 154 Pinegrove Ave $3-$5. 336-3035. westirondequoit. org/helmer.htm. Skate with Santa. 5-6:15 p.m. Genesee Valley Park Ice Rink. $2-$5, $14 family max, skate rental $3 additional. cityofrochester.gov.
[ SUN., DECEMBER 23 ] GVHC Hike. 1 p.m. Jackson Rd, Penfield, by Dolomite Lodge lot, easy/moderate 4 mile hike, 1000 Acre Swamp. 377-1812. gvhchikes.org.
Tickets for “Greater Tuna” cost $29-$36. The show takes place at DCT’s 20 Windsor St. location. For a full schedule or more information call 325-4370 or visit downstairscabaret.org. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON
[ TUE., DECEMBER 25 ] GVHC Hike. 10 a.m. Panorama Plaza by Tops, easy 4 mile hike, Channing Philbrick Park. 265-9221. gvhchikes.org.
State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park Bring flashlight and picnic supper. $8 parking fee. 493-3625. Winter Solstice Walk. 7 p.m. Sterling Nature Center, 15380
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*Due to the holiday, some venues might be closed. Please call ahead.* [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] 12-12-12 A Celebration of the 12 Days Before Christmas. Through Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Casa Larga, 2287 Turk Hill Road 223-4210 x2. casalarga.com. 19th Annual Dickens Christmas Festival. Through Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Shops on West Ridge, 3200 W. Ridge Rd. Through Jan 1 Free admission. 368-0670. shopsonwestridge.com. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Scotland Yard Pub, 187 Saint Paul St Free. 7305030. scotlandyardpub.com. Highland Park Winter Farmers Market. 3 p.m Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Ave Free. highlandwintermarket.com. Knit Clique: Knitting/ Crocheting Drop-in. 12-2 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Free. 784-5300. brightonlibrary.org.
Rochester Business Networking Event. 7:30-9 a.m. SpeedPro Imaging, 358 Jefferson Rd. rochester@ tipclub.com. rochester-tipclubdec2012.eventbrite.com/. Turning Points. 3:30-5 p.m. An information Center for families whose lives have been touched by Incarceration. Join us to share information, resources, and support Free. 328-0856. turningpoints4families@ frontier.com. [ THU., DECEMBER 20 ] Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis. 7:30 p.m. Auditorium Theatre, 885 Main St Experience the Magic! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday celebration for over 25 years. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history!. $35.00 - $75.00. 585.222.5000. continues on page 28
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Special Events [ FRI., DECEMBER 21 ] “13WHAM Spectacle of Lights.” Sundays, 5:30-9:30 p.m Camp Eastman, 1558 Lakeshore Blvd. Proceeds benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Admission: $5 per car per entry, buses extra. Tickets available at Irondequoit Town Hall irondequoit.org. Big Screen Adventure: Coral Reef Adventure. Sundays. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Fri 4 p.m., sat 2:30 & 4:30 p.m., Sun 1, 2, & 4 p.m., also Mon Oct 8 2:30 & 4:30 p.m $3-$7. 2711880. rmsc.org. Evangelic Beers vs. Devilish Brews. Dec. 21. The Old Toad, 277 Alexander St. 232-2626. theoldtoad.com. Film: “Arbitrage.” 3 p.m. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 7845300. brightonlibrary.org. Film: “The Second Coming.” 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org. thebaobab.org. Holiday Laser. 4 p.m Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Ages 5+. $6-$7. 2711880. rmsc.org. Mayan Paint Party. 10 p.m. ONE Nightclub and Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley 546-1010. oneclublife.com. [ SAT., DECEMBER 22 ] 90s Laser Show. 9:30 p.m Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. $6-$7. 271-1880. rmsc.org. Appreciation for all branches of the U.S. Military. 1-4 p.m. Patrick Buick, GMC & Used Car SuperCenter, 4700 W. Henrietta Road. All service members currently serving or retired, as well as their families, are welcome to attend, and the public is encouraged to be present to show their gratitude for our troops. Refreshments will be served and live entertainment provided patrickbuickgmc.com. Big Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 127 Railroad St. Art, books, clothes, handmade soap, zines, more facebook.com/ smugtownmushrooms. Holiday Laser Show. 11 a.m. & 4:30 p.m Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Saturdays and Sundays, plus some school holidays. Check online calendar. $6$7. 271-1880. rmsc.org/ StrasenburghPlanetarium/ Schedule/. Star Show: Curiosity on Mars. 1 p.m. Rochester Museum and Science
THEATER | “The Desk Set”
Technological developments move us forward with production and communication, but we can also argue that our increasing reliance on machines makes some human-run occupations obsolete and compromises some specific individual skill sets of the past. This is the central theme in “The Desk Set,” which is the first theatrical production of “Screen Plays: Hollywood’s Golden Age on Stage,” currently being staged at the MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.). Directed by Karen Tuccio and written by William Marchant, “The Desk Set” is a comedy that tells the story of the International Broadcasting Company’s reference department librarians in 1950’s Manhattan. A gaggle of working girls hold down the house with their encyclopedic knowledge and whip-smart wit, when a male efficiency expert and his shiny new IBM break into their all-female world. As part of the production, the cast will be using a working 1950’s IBM teletype input machine, relay racks, vintage dictaphone, and reel-to-reel tapes, and audiences may browse displays of vintage Kodak artifacts, mid-50’s radios and telephones, and video clips of the famous starlets during the Golden Age of Hollywood before the play and during intermission. The show kicked off last weekend, but performances continue Friday-Saturday, December 21-22, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday December 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $15 for students and seniors, and all reservations made at muccc.org are $10. For more information, call 244-0960 or visit muccc.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY Center, 657 East Ave. Also Mon Oct 8, 1 p.m $3-$7. 271-1880. rmsc.org. [ SUN., DECEMBER 23 ] Long Season Winter Famers’ Market. 1-4 p.m Brookside Community Center, 220 Idlewood Rd Cost of goods. swfarmersmarket.org. Long Season Winter Farmers’ Market. 1 p.m Brookside, 220 Idlewild Rd Brighton and South Wedge Farmers’ Markets again collaborate on this indoor farmers’ market, with over 30 vendors bringing locallygrown fruits, vegetables, baked goods, pasta, honey, maple products, and much more. 1-4 pm. free. 585 269-8918. brightonfarmersmarket.org. The Village Knitting Circle. 1 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. 474-4116. books_ email@example.com.
[ MON., DECEMBER 24 ] Christmas Eve Festive Dinner. 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main St $45, children under 12 half price. 3947070. nywcc.com. [ TUE., DECEMBER 25 ] East Side Winter Market. 3-6 p.m 2555 Baird Rd, Penfield. 348-9022. mbartolotta001@ rochester.rr.com. “A Royal Flush ‘Food as Medicine’ weekly support group. 4:15 p.m. Lightheart Institute, 21 Prince St. Weekly support group to heal the GI tract, eliminate IqG delayed food allergens and help you lose weight $47 per session. 2886160. firstname.lastname@example.org. lightheart.com. [ WED., DECEMBER 26 ] Annual Kwanzaa Celebration. Dec. 26-Jan. 1. Wed Dec 26 Dr. Freddie
Thomas School, 625 Scio St., 3-6 p.m. Thu Wheatley Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way, 2-5 p.m., Fri Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., 12-5 p.m., Sat Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave., 3-6 p.m., Sun Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave., 3-6 p.m., Monday Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa St., 69 p.m 234-5926. Complementary Pre-New Year’s Weekend Family Tours. Dec. 26-30, 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. Casa Larga, 2287 Turk Hill Road $2 tastings. 2234210 x2. casalarga.com. Habitat ReStore and ABVIGoodwill Mobile Donation Event. 1 p.m. St. Louis Catholic Church, 64 South Main St. Flower City Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore and ABVI-Goodwill are partnering to collect donations AND help you start the new year with a little less clutter. If you have furniture, appliances, home goods, fixtures, clothing, books, or toys you are looking to donate, bring them to out mobile donation site. Large furniture donations can be scheduled at the mobile donation sites as well. All donations will be sold at these non-profit’s retail locations with proceeds going to fund either ABVIGoodwill or Flower City Habitat programs 697-2012.
Sports *Due to the holiday, some venues might be closed. Please call ahead.* [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] WWE Smackdown. 7 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $15-$90. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster. com. [ FRI., DECEMBER 21 ] Rochester Americans v. Binghamton Senators. 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $15-$20. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com. [ SAT., DECEMBER 22 ] Crossageddon at The Victor Apple Farm. 11 a.m. The Victor Apple Farm, 1640 State Rte 444 bikereg.com. Free admission. 924-3420. thevictorapplefarm.com. [ WED., DECEMBER 26 ] Rochester Americans v. Lake Erie Monsters. Every other day, 7:05 p.m. Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square $15-$20. 800-7453000. ticketmaster.com.
Theater 10-Minute Play Festival. Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Stage 14 on the second floor of the FLCC Student Center. Free. 785-1623. flcc.edu.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave ShakeCo. Radio Theater. Pay what you will. 244-0960. ShakeCo. com. “A Christmas Carol.” Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Dec 23. Wed Dec 12-Thu 7 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun noon (audio described) and 4:30 p.m., Wed Dec 19 2 & 7 p.m Tickets start at $25. 232-4382. gevatheatre. org Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd Through Dec 23. Wed Dec 19 2 & 7 p.m., Thu 7 p.m. (sign interpreted), Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun noon & 4:30 p.m Tickets start at $25. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org. “The Desk Set.” MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave Through December 23. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m $10-$20, register. 244-0960. muccc. org. “Handle with Care.” JCC Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through Dec 31. Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m., Thursdays 7 p.m., New Year’s Eve 6 p.m $18-$26. 461-2000. jcccenterstage.org. “It’s a Wonderful Life” A Live Radio Play. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St Through Dec 22. Thu Dec 13 7:30 p.m., Fri Dec 14 8 p.m., Sat-Sun Dec 15-16 2 & 8 p.m., Thu Dec 20 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat Dec 21-22 8 p.m $27. 454-1260. bftix.org. “Motherhood: The Musical.” Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place Thu 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m $29-$36. 325-4370. downstairscabaret.com. The Night Before Christmas. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. Included in admission: $11$13. 271-4320. rmsc.org. “Greater Tuna.” Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St Wed 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 8 p.m $29-$36. 3254370. downstairscabaret.com.
Theater Audition [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] The Gregory Kunde Chorale is looking for male voices. Call for an audition now to join our fourteenth season! Info line: 377-7568. gregorykundechorale.org. [ THU., DECEMBER 20 ] “Chronus.” Dec. 20-21, 6-9 p.m. Bread & Water Theatre, 243 Rosedale St. Play will be world premiere production dealing with Republicans and the election process 271-5523. info@ breadandwatertheatre.org. breadandwatertheatre.org. “Happy Valentine’s Day” or “Take THAT, Cupid!” 6:30 p.m. Black Sheep
Theatre, 274 N Goodman St., third floor, Studio D313 Roles for men and women ages 20-30s. info@ blacksheeptheatre.org.
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Workshops *Due to the holiday, some venues might be closed. Please call ahead.* [ WED., DECEMBER 19 ] Family Development Class: “Will My Child Still Love Me?” 12:302:30 p.m. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. For parents of school age children. Free, register. 325-3145 x131. mharochester.org.
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[ THU., DECEMBER 20 ] Shaman Drumming. 6:30 p.m. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St. 474-4116. books_etc@ yahoo.com.
[ FRI., DECEMBER 21 ] From Darkness to Light - Inside. 5 p.m. Open Sky Yoga, 5 Arnold Park A restorative yoga semniar in the tradition of BKS Iyengar promoting deep rest and release $45. 244-0782. openskyyoga.com.
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Coming up short [ REVIEW ] BY WILLIE CLARK
Taking the shortest source material (a children’s fairy tale, really) and splitting it into not two, but three films, was a questionable decision, and “The “The Hobbit: An Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” does nothing to Unexpected Journey” quell those fears. The first film in this new trilogy includes large chunks of unnecessary filler — sure, (PG-13), directed by Peter Jackson it may be Jackson’s shortest Tolkien-based film, Now playing but the viewer feels every minute of its two-hour“The Hobbit,” the shortest of J.R.R. Tolkien’s and-40-minute run time, resulting in a slow, long Middle-earth works, is a simple story. In it, a winded, and bloated affair. group of 13 dwarves drag the titular hobbit, The real shame is that Jackson and company Bilbo Baggins, on a quest to reclaim their sacrifice the charm and character of the “The mountain home of Erebor from the dastardly Hobbit” book and force it to line up with the dragon Smaug. Director and producer Peter darker world Jackson already filmed. Gone Jackson, after his great success adapting “The are things like the cheery singing elves and the Lord of the Rings” trilogy into films a decade whimsical talking eagles, replaced with Jackson’s ago, returns with a new vision, although one that bread and butter: large-scale battle and chase scenes. is both limited by — and fails to measure up to The dwarves’ small-scale quest for gold becomes an — his previous efforts. almost diaspora-like lust for a homeland. Jackson does manage to give more weight to the group’s motivation than just greed — a welcome change, but one that tries to set the events in the film up as much more perilous than they actually are. Attempting to make a darker version of “The Hobbit” isn’t a bad decision, but by removing the Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
unique charm and tone, Jackson cuts too close to what we’ve seen before. It doesn’t help that most of these locations — The Shire, Rivendell, the Misty Mountains — have all been seen before, and that’s not all that seems familiar. Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) feels like an action figure, spouting catch phrases like “Run!” and “Over here!” that seem like sound bites from the original trilogy. Bringing back Frodo (Elijah Wood) is just one of an unnecessary long line of nods to the audience to try to underscore that this is the same universe. We know it is, Jackson. We know. With 13 dwarves (a much more attractive and Hollywood-friendly portrayal of Tolkien’s stodgy and bearded men — several lack beards at all) it’s a challenge to make any of them stand out, making the movie Bilbo’s to steal. Martin Freeman runs away with it. His portrayal of Bilbo is pitch perfect, right down to the small hand movements and facial gestures, capturing the self doubt, humor, and mannerisms of dear Mr. Baggins. The riddles in the dark scene between Bilbo and Gollum (Andy Serkis) stands out as the best in the film, and Freeman’s performance is one of a few truly special elements (aside from the brilliant, haunting Misty Mountain musical theme) that make the film feel fresh. As much as I’m a proponent of the more Tolkien books filmed the better, purists will likely be divided. Jackson takes several unnecessarily large departures from the source material. Some of them welcome (I’m looking forward to more of Radagast and the Necromancer) as they actually took place during “The Hobbit” just outside of the main
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I don’t want to grow up [ REVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW
“Save the Date” (R), directed by Michael Mohan Now available on demand
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narrative. But with this film it sometimes felt as if he was meddling with plot and character simply to meddle, and in the process of doing so has already created several inconsistencies that hopefully will be addressed in the later films. What this film may become best known for is Jackson’s shooting it at 48 frames per second, twice the frame rate of regular movies. The new format makes the images clearer, crisper, and more lifelike. After seeing the film twice, once in 24 FPS and once in 48 FPS, the latter really is beautiful, bringing you closer to the actors, almost as if you’re watching live theater. The new look does take some getting used to: the first few minutes of the film seem almost sped up, and film die-hards might not like the “soap opera” effect that replaces the grainy look of film. The change in format might not create the best look for “The Hobbit” or other fantasy films as it removes the watcher from the world and reminds them that it’s just actors in costumes, but it creates a level of realism that hasn’t been seen in filmmaking before. The filming choices don’t save the content of the movie, though, and where “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy set a very high bar and created one of cinema’s timeless trilogies, “The Hobbit” sacrifices character, charm, and uniqueness to an unmemorable end, creating an inconsistent film that struggles between the lighthearted source material and the more serious tone of the previous films. If the first part of a threemovie set already feels this stretched, it bears asking if Jackson’s real quest here — much like the dwarves — is simply for more box-office gold, not giving the story the telling it deserves.
With the film market more competitive than ever, indie film producers are increasingly turning to on-demand services from satellite and cable providers (like Time Warner), and web-based companies like iTunes and Amazon, as alternative methods of distribution. This can mean either the films show up ahead of their release in theaters (called an “ultra” release), or on the same day they open theatrically (referred to as a dateand-date release). One of the positive results of change in the industry is that smaller films, which wouldn’t normally receive a wide theatrical release, don’t have to wait until their DVD/Blu-ray release to be seen outside of the major film markets. This past summer, the film “Bachelorette,” starring Kirsten Dunst, received a fair amount of buzz by becoming the first movie to reach No. 1 on iTunes’ ondemand chart before being released in theaters. Now that the method has proven that it can be successful, it’s
likely to become more common for smaller films to open through these unconventional channels. “Save the Date,” which began a limited theatrical run earlier this month, is one such movie. Starring Lizzy Caplan (“Cloverfield”) and Allison Brie (TV’s “Community” and “Mad Men”), the film is another in a recent spurt of films focusing on characters in the midst of that late 20s/early 30s panic of realizing that one is officially an adult, but not necessarily ready to be one. This early-life crisis period is getting a lot of attention right now, documented in recent films like “For a Good Time, Call...” and “The Five-Year Engagement” and popular TV shows like “New Girl,” so it’s clearly hitting a nerve with a certain audience. “Save the Date” opens as Caplan’s character, Sarah, is preparing to finally move in with her long-term boyfriend, Kevin (Geoffrey Arend), lead singer of a modestly successful rock band, Wolfbird. As Sarah’s sister, Beth (Brie), helps her pack and offers her support, it’s clear that Sarah’s dragging her feet. Beth is in the midst of planning her wedding to Wolfbird’s drummer, Andrew (Martin Starr), eager to move into the next stage of their lives together and start a family. Marriage and children are the furthest thing from Sarah’s mind, however. She’s still unsure of what to do with her life, a would-be artist working as a manager at a bookstore. “Aspirations are, like, totally overrated” she observes, drawing a distinction between herself and the rest of her friends, who all seem to have moved on with their lives. They’re focused on their careers and romantic relationships, though none appear to be all that happy. So when Kevin impulsively decides to propose to Sarah following one of his concerts in front of a crowd of his adoring
fans, it goes disastrously. Leaving Kevin alone and humiliated, Sarah runs for the hills, choosing to start over on her own instead of descending into married life. She moves into a new apartment and begins dating again, starting up a rebound relationship with Jonathan (Mark Webber), a grad student in marine biology and customer at the bookstore who has had his eye on Sarah for quite some time. All the while Kevin publicly struggles with his newly single status. This is a film that isn’t afraid to make it’s heroine unlikeable, but it remains sympathetic to Sarah’s situation, refusing to pass judgment and even implying that she may not be entirely wrong in her resistance to growing up. The script, co-written by Egan Rich, graphic novelist Jeffrey Rich (the actual artist behind Sarah’s drawings in the film), and director Michael Mohan, doesn’t offer simple solutions. This isn’t the type of movie to settle for using Beth’s bride-to-be character as a simple contrast to her marriage-averse sister. It’s clear throughout that both she and Andrew have their own, very real hesitations and worries about their decisions as well. The relationship between Beth and Sarah is entirely believable. Caplan and Brie care able to capture the alternately antagonistic and supportive bond that siblings often have, and their relationship is the true heart of the film. Performances are strong all around, especially considering that this is a cast known almost exclusively for comedic roles, and the actors prove more than capable of handling the dramatic material. “Save the Date” is a modest movie, not going in for big dramatic pyrotechnics, instead content to offer wise and funny observations about the transition from the uncertainty of youth into the uncertainty of adulthood.
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This update of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol stars Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a self-involved television executive whose greed and ambition have led to a life of isolation. His ghosts take the form of a deranged cabbie, a violent fairy, and a shotgun-wielding Bobcat Goldthwait. Peppered with stars, this comedic take on the classic tale is a modern favorite. (Richard Donner, US 1988, 101 min.)
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James Stewart and Donna Reed find their way through rough times in Bedford Falls (modeled after nearby Seneca Falls, NY) by way of a loving, dedicated relationship and a little heavenly intervention. As Stewart’s, and director Capra’s, first work after their military service, the film takes the post-war malaise often seen in film noir and turns it on its head, constructing a narrative of faith and perseverance. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. (Frank Capra, US 1946, 130 min.)
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SILENT MOVIE (1976): Mel Brooks’s satirical homage to the films of the pre-sound era. Dryden (Fri, Dec 21, 8 p.m.) SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R): Lovably unstable mental patients Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence fall for one another and learn to ballroom dance in this likely Oscar contender from David O. Russell. With Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Opens Tuesday, December 25. Little, Pittsford THIS IS 40 (R): Judd Apatow’s sort-of follow-up to “Knocked Up,” this time focusing on Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s characters and the joys and pains of married life. Also featuring Jason Segal, Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, and Lena Dunham. Canandaigua, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford, Webster
LIFE OF PI (PG): Ang Lee continues his unpredictable streak with an eye-popping adaptation of Yann Martel’s acclaimed novel, now a 3D adventure about a young man who survives a shipwreck and finds himself on a lifeboat with an orangutan, a hyena, an ailing zebra, and a Bengal tiger. Canandaigua, Henrietta, Pittsford LINCOLN (PG-13): Daniel Day-Lewis channels our 16th President for Steven Spielberg, focusing on the last few months of the Great Emancipator’s life, which includes the Union’s victory in the War Between The States and the abolition of slavery. Co-starring Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Harris, and Sally Field. Canandaigua, Henrietta, Little, Pittsford THE OTHER SON (PG-13): This French drama from writerdirector Lorraine Levy tells the story of two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, who discover they were accidentally switched at birth. Little PLAYING FOR KEEPS (PG-13): Gerard Butler stars in this romantic comedy as a former sports star who starts coaching his kid’s team as a way to get his life together. Horny soccer moms ensue. With Jessica Biel, Catherine ZetaJones, and Uma Thurman. Canandaigua, Geneseo RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG): Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, and Isla Fisher provide some of the voices for this animated adventure about what happens when Jack Frost joins up with Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, and others to prevent an evil spirit from taking over the world. Brockport, Canandaigua, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta SKYFALL (PG-13): Bond 23 brings back Daniel Craig as 007, now directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes and trying to prevent bad guy Javier Bardem from taking down Judi Dench’s M. With Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, and Albert Finney. Canandaigua, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2 (PG-13): Honestly, if you need a description, you’re not interested. Brockport, Canandaigua, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta WRECK-IT RALPH (PG): John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch provide a few of the voices in this animated comedy about a video-game bad guy who dreams of becoming a hero, even if it means upending the status quo at the arcade. Canandaigua, Geneseo, Henrietta
Full film reviews available at rochestercitynewspaper.com. [ OPENING ] DJANGO UNCHAINED (R): Quentin Tarantino’s latest exploitation extravaganza, this time starring Jamie Foxx as a former slave out to rescue his wife from the clutches of an evil plantation owner. Also starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, and Samuel L. Jackson. Opening Tuesday, December 25. Brockport, Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Little, Webster. THE GUILT TRIP (PG-13): Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand play a mother and son taking a cross-country road trip together. Zany, Semitic hijinks ensue, likely concluded with a lesson about the importance of family. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Greece, Henrietta IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946): Frank Capra’s Christmas classic is a tradition unto itself. See it on the big screen with crowd full of Rochesterians all hopped up on Yuletide cheer. Dryden (Sat, Dec 22, 8 p.m.) JACK REACHER (PG-13): Tom Cruise: action hero. Based on the popular series of novels by Lee Child, about one badass homicide investigator. Brockport, Canandaigua, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford LES MISÉRABLES (PG-13): The hugely popular, long-running stage musical based on the Victor Hugo novel comes to the big screen courtesy of “King’s Speech” director Tom Hooper. With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Anne Hathaway. Opening Tuesday, December 25. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Little, Pittsford, Tinseltown, Webster, MONSTERS INC. 3-D (G): Adventures in babysitting with lovable monsters Mike Wazowski and James “Sulley” Sullivan, now busting out into the third dimension in this Pixar re-release. Canandaigua, Culver, Eastview, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta,Tinseltown PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG): Grandparents Billy Crystal and Bette Midler look after their kids’ children. Hijinks ensue, likely concluded with a lesson about the importance of family. Opens Tuesday, December 25. Canandaigua, Geneseo, Pittsford, Webster. SCROOGED (1988): Bill Murray stars in this darkly funny modern-day retelling of “A Christmas Carol”. With Carol Kane, John Glover, Alfre Woodard, and featuring the beloved Karen Allen. Dryden (Thu, Dec 20, 8 p.m.)
[ CONTINUING ] ANNA KARENINA (PG-13): This opulent adaptation of the Tolstoy classic, from director Joe Wright and Oscar-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard, stars Keira Knightley as one of literature’s best-known adulteresses, married to Jude Law’s aristocrat but consumed by an affair with Aaron TaylorJohnson’s dashing cavalry officer. Little, Pittsford ARGO (R): Director Ben Affleck co-stars with John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, and Kyle Chandler in the once-classified true tale of a CIA exfiltration expert who hatches a daring plan to free six Americans hiding at the home of the Canadian ambassador during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Little, Pittsford FLIGHT (PG-13): Robert Zemeckis’s first live-action film since 2000’s “Cast Away” is a drama with Don Cheadle, John Goodman, and Denzel Washington as an airline pilot who saves a flight from crashing, only to have the ensuing investigation into the equipment malfunction reveal something troubling. Cinema HITCHCOCK (R): Anthony Hopkins takes on the title role in this biopic that uses the filming of 1960’s “Psycho” as a backdrop for a love story between the Master of Suspense and wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). Costarring Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, and Jessica Biel. Henrietta, Little, Pittsford THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13): The first installment of Peter Jackson’s long-awaited adaptation of the “Lord of the Rings” prequel, chronicling Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in Middle Earth. Brockport, Canandaigua, Geneseo, Greece, Henrietta, Pittsford
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Standing on the sidewalk at the corner of Melville and Merchants, you can easily see that 698 Melville is a meticulously maintained home with a plethora of unique qualities. Built in 1922, the spacious colonial is surrounded by lovely landscaping and manicured hedges. Two spotlights illuminate a large bay window on the Melville side, and the Merchants side boasts an enclosed porch that overlooks a fenced-in yard. Two steps and a brick walkway built with reclaimed historic pavers welcome visitors to the house, which sits perched above street level. Inside the home, a small foyer with the original hexagonal tile flooring leads into a large, bright living room featuring a bay window, brick mantle, gas fireplace insert and built-in cabinets with leaded glass doors. The original hardwood floors are in great condition, as is the gumwood trim throughout the home. The living room looks into a formal dining room, where another bay window and a decorative leaded glass window evoke a sense of charm and craftsmanship not often found in modern homes. Past the dining room is a cozy kitchen with white cabinets. All appliances are included. The upstairs houses three spacious, bright bedrooms with freshly painted walls. In the master bedroom, a beautiful new ceiling fan
helps to cool the second floor. The bathroom features a new pedestal sink and ceramic tiles on the floor and the walls. While the built-in linen closet is in the hallway, there is also a built-in medicine cabinet in the bathroom itself. Located in the Culver Winton Main neighborhood, 698 Melville is within walking distance of fine dining, popular pubs, a small bowling alley and other family-friendly businesses. For those wintery days when walking might not sound so attractive, there is also a one-car detached garage on the Merchants side of the house. This 1,646 square foot home has a large basement and an attic for additional storage. At $84,900, 698 Melville Street is an incredible deal. To view the house, contact Rich Greco at (585) 749-3665. For more information and to see more photos, visit rochestercityliving. com/property/R190902. To learn more about the Culver Winton Main neighborhood, visit the North Winton Village Association’s website at www.northwinton.org. by Lisa M. Feinstein Lisa is the Executive Director of College Advancement at SUNY Geneseo, a city resident and an avid fan of historic architecture and neighborhoods.
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Legal Ads [ LEGAL NOTICE ] 6721 Lakehouse Associates LLC (“LLC”) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on December 12, 2012. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3055 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester, New York 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Name of limited liability company: Sterilizer Technical Specialists East LLC (“LLC”). The fictitious name under which the LLC will do business in New York is: STS East LLC. Date Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (“SSNY”) November 19, 2012. LLC organized in Delaware on November 9, 2012. NY county location: Monroe. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1777 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, New York 14623. Address required to be maintained in jurisdiction of organization or if not required, principal office of LLC: 874 Walker Road, Suite C, Dover, Delaware 19904. Copy of formation document on file with: the Secretary of State of Delaware, P.O. Box 898, Dover, Delaware 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] Notice of formation of SBG Properties LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/19/12.. Off. loc.: Monroe Co. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to: 15 Sunleaf Drive, Penfiled, NY. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] 113 JZ, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/20/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: James Zisouski, 53 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] 1634 BHTL LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/6/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Bruce Coleman, P.O. Box 10608, Rochester, NY 14692. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] 3800 RIDGE ROAD WEST LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/13/12. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom
process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 4477 Ridge Road West, Rochester, NY 14626. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] 56 JZ, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/20/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: James Zisouski, 53 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] 60-62 JZ, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/20/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: James Zisouski, 53 Main St., Brockport, NY 14420. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization of limited liability company. Beat the Wave, LLC (LLC) were filed with the Department of State on November 9, 2012. Monroe County is the county within which it will have its office; its principal business address is 103 River Street, Rochester, New York 14612. Its purpose is to serve, or provide services to foreign parents and their high school and college age students who attend educational institutions in the United States within the metropolitan area of Rochester, New York. The LLC has designated the Secretary of State of New York as its agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. 103 River Street, Rochester, New York 14612 is the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC [ NOTICE ] Chi Soo Design LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/26/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 72 Knollwood Dr, Roch, NY 14618. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] CORNWALL ROCHESTER NY, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/31/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606,which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.
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The Spiritualist Church of Divine Inspiration Holiday Schedule: Christmas Service Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 10:30 AM (Bring A Dish to Pass) New Years Eve Service Burning and Releasing Ceremony Monday, December 31, 2012 7:00 PM Tile Ceremony
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Mary Magdalene Church
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401 Main St., East Rochester, NY 14445
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Sunday Services 10:30 AM
All Message Service & Free Spiritual Healing • Third Weds ~ 7PM
World Peace & Winter Solstice Service, Dec. 21 at 7:30PM Bowl Burning, Dec. 31 from 6-7PM For more information and schedules
www.plymouthspiritualistchurch.org Robin Higgins, Pastor ~ Phone: 585.271.1470
Christ Episcopal Church 141 East Avenue
Christmas Eve, December 24 5:00 P.M. - Holy Eucharist with Carols and Youth Ensemble 10:15 P.M. - Prelude to the Solemn Eucharist of the Nativity David Higgs, Craighead-Saunders baroque organ The Christ Church Choir, Stephen Kennedy Director
10:30 P.M. - Solemn Eucharist of the Nativity The Rev. Ruth Ferguson, Celebrant & Preacher David Higgs and Chelsea Barton, organ The Christ Church Choir •
Christmas Day, December 25 10:00 A.M. - Holy Eucharist with carols •
January 6, 2013 7:00 P.M. Twelfth Night Celebration David Higgs, organ
9:00 P. M. Compline
Sung by the Schola Cantorum, Stephen Kennedy Director
585-454-3878 • www.christchurchrochester.org
with your Presbyterian neighbors Calvary St. Andrews Presbyterian Parish
68 Ashland St Rochester 14620 585.325.4950 calvarystandrews.org In the heart of the South Wedge Christmas Eve 6:00pm Joyous Christmas Pageant and Communion 11:00pm Candlelight Communion Christmas Day 10:00am Celebration Communion
Dewey Avenue Presbyterian Church
2009 Dewey Ave, Rochester 14615 (in the chapel of Wesley United Methodist Church) 585.254.1140 • www.dapconline.org Christmas Eve 6:00pm Potluck 7:30pm Lessons and Carols 38 City december 19-25, 2012
Brighton Presbyterian Church 1775 East Ave, Rochester 14610 585.473.5876 • Brightonpresby.org Christmas Eve at 6:30pm
Downtown Presbyterian Church
121 N Fitzhugh St, Rochester 14614 585.325.4000 www.downtownpresbyterian.org Christmas Eve 7:00pm Carols, Chancel Choir, Children’s Time, Candlelighting
Lakeside Presbyterian Church
75 Stutson St, Rochester 14612 585.663.0644 • Lakesidepresny.org Christmas Eve 7:30pm Candle Lighting Service
Laurelton United Presbyterian Church
335 Helendale Rd, Rochester 14609 585.482.9200 Christmas Eve 7:00pm Candlelight Service Christmas Day Informal Worship at 10:00am
Third Presbyterian Church
New Life Presbyterian Church
4 Meigs Street, Rochester, 14607 585.271.6513 www.thirdpresbyterian.org Christmas Eve 4:30pm Festival of the Nativity 8:00pm Communion Service 11:00pm Lessons and Carols broadcast on 91.5 FM and WXXI.org
South Presbyterian Church
243 Rosedale St, Rochester 14620 585.473.1240 Christmas Eve 7:00pm Candle Lighting Service
4 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester 14620 585.271.5078 • SouthPC.org In the heart of Collegetown Christmas Eve 7:00pm Candlelight Celebration, Carols & Communion
9 Shelter Street, Rochester 14611 585.235.5967 Christmas Eve Service 7:30pm Lessons & Carols with Communion
Rochester Worships 2012
Legal Ads > page 36 [ NOTICE ] First Residential Properties, LLC has filed Art. Of Org. with the Sec’y of State on 11/1/12. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 144 Village Landing #192, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] JAS PRO PROPERTIES LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/7/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 57 James Moore Circle, Hilton, NY 14468. General Purposes. [ NOTICE ] KALPIN’S AUTO CARE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/15/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 62 Lagrange Ave. Rochester, NY 14613 Any lawful activity. Registered Agent: Nicholas Kalpin 62 Lagrange Ave. Rochester, NY 14613. [ NOTICE ] KIWI TANGOS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/11/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] MANAGED SERVICES TEAM LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/13/12. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to LLC’s principal business location at 72 Cascade Drive, Rochester, NY 14614. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] NICHOLAS CHARLES NY HOLDINGS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/7/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2255 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Not. of Form. of Local Seasons LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 10/24/2012. County: Monroe. SSNY designated
agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of any process to LLC. 2160 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that a license, number not yet assigned, for a full on premise beer, wine & liquor license has been applied for by ITACATE INC dba ITACATE, 1857 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14626, County of Monroe, for a restaurant. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation Design Builders of Monroe County LLC. Articles of org. filed Sec’ty State (SSNY) 9/5/12 Office Location Monroe County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1241 Universtiy Ave Rochester, NY 14607. Any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of 749 Rutgers, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of AMERIGLIDE OF ROCHESTER, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/18/2012. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 48 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Ashley Family Farm, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/30/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 700 Powers Bldg., Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Aus & Ang Snead LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 116 Polaris St. Rochester, NY 14606. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Brody Brighton Holdings,
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Volunteers A SECOND THOUGHT Resale Shop in East Rochester is accepting applications for volunteer sale associates and online researchers. Shop benefits people with disabilities in Guatemala. Call (585) 340-2000. CATHOLIC FAMILY CENTER needs volunteers to help people apply for citizenship. The commitment
is 2.5 hrs per mth one evening a month. Training is provided. For more information call Nate at (585) 546-7220 ex 4854. FOSTER PARENTS WANTED! Monroe County is looking for adults age 21 and over to consider opening their homes to foster children. Call 334-9096 or visit www. MonroeFosterCare.org. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN STABLES, a therapeutic horsemanship program for children and adults with developmental disabilities, is looking for volunteers to serve as horse leaders and side walkers. Call Kim Kennedy at (585) 340-2016 or email kkennedy@ heritagechristianservices.org HORSE SANTUARY in Pavilion, NY requests volunteers during holiday season. Volunteers must love animals. Call Chris at (585) 5848210 for more information. LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF ROCHESTER needs adult tutors to help adults who are waiting to improve their reading, writing, English speaking, or math skills. Call 473-3030, or check our website at www.literacyrochester.org ROCHESTER CARES is looking for volunteers interested in joining us to make a difference in Rochester!! One time and recurring volunteer opportunities with a wide range of
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Legal Ads > page 39 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901, also the principal office address. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of BURRIS CONSULTING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/2012. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 48 Clearview Dr., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Button Lofts, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Clemente Greece Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901, also the principal office address. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of DAVE JACKZON PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/13/2012. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 115 Briar Wood Lane, Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of DHD 1530 Jefferson, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of
domestic professional service limited liability company (PLLC) Name: RICHARDSON ARCHITECTURE, PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/19/12. Office location: Monroe County. Principal Office of PLLC: 597 Shady Glen Circle, Webster, NY 14580. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the PLLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which PLLCs may be formed under the New York PLLC Law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of GREENDYKE FINE ART, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/07/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 110-C Linden Oaks, Rochester, NY 14625. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Peter M. Greendyke at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of JA PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/2012. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 64 E. Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14610. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Owning and managing real estate. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Kingsland, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/27/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901, also the principal office address. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of KULIG, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/2012. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o William S. Ruby, Esq., 70 Linden Oaks, Suite 300, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of L&B Fabricators, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on
10/31/12. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 W. Main St., STE 246, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: TACS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on October 22, 2012. Office location, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 728 East Ave., Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: GORGEVIEW PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on October 29, 2012. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: Steven E. Cuthbert, 124 Gorsdline Street, Rochester, New York 14613. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: TRANQUIL HEART WELLNESS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 6, 2012 and a Certificate of Correction filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 29, 2012. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 70 St. Andrews Boulevard, Fairport, NY 14450. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Loren H. Kroll, LLC. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MAMASAN’S MT. HOPE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/30/12. Off. loc.: 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 Le-Thi-Be Walters, 2800 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MAXIM MINI MART LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/17/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC : 264
Clifford Ave., Rochester, NY 14621 Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Monroe Managing Member, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/21/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mr. Mark Rosen, The Solomon Organization, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901, also the principal office address. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Owen Webster Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901, also the principal office address. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Queued LLC. Art. of Org. filed SSNY on 9/27/12. Office: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY may mail copy of any process to LLC: 190 Presque St. Rochester, NY 14609 Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of RAM NY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/06/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark S. Rosen, The Solomon Organization, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ROCHESTER APARTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/06/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark S. Rosen, The Solomon Organization, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of ROCHESTER MANAGING MEMBER, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall
mail process to c/o Mark S. Rosen, The Solomon Organization, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Rose Dream Homes LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/19/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Robert G. Lamb, Jr., Esq., 1 East Main St., 510 Wilder Bldg., Bldg. 1, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SO ROCHESTER INVESTORS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark S. Rosen, The Solomon Organization, 92 River Rd., Summit, NJ 07901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SOIL STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC.
Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/07/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 36 Draffin Rd., Hilton, NY 144689708. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Monroe Fluid Technology, Inc. at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Timothy DeLucia, 1452 Martensia Rd., Farmington, NY 14225. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SOLEADO, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/16/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 363 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 292 Fair Oaks Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Thrombophilic Consultants LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Sec of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/1/12. Office location, County of Monroe. United States Corporation Agents, Inc. has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and mailed to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Av., Ste. 202 Brooklyn, NY, 11228 . Purpose: any lawful act.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of T&M PROPERTIES OF NEW YORK, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/07/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 1452 Martensia Rd., Farmington, NY 14225.
[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of VASALOS HOLDING CO. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/12. 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, 1239 Lake Point Dr., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Vista Golf Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Vista Golf, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of WESTSIDE DRIVE LLC
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FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS BY THE CITY OF ROCHESTER STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE
IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIENS PURSUANT TO TITLE 4 OF PART E OF ARTICLE IX OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER.
LIST OF DELINQUENT TAXES AS OF JULY 1, 2012 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on December 12, 2012, the Corporation Counsel of the City of Rochester filed in the office of the Monroe County Clerk a list of parcels of property on which the City of Rochester holds a lien for taxes, assessments, fees or other charges which is at least one year old and which the City of Rochester intends to foreclose by an action in rem pursuant to Title 4 of Part E of Article IX of the Charter of the City of Rochester. A copy of that list was published on December 12, 2012. The foreclosure list contains as to each such parcel: 1. The tax account number and address; 2. The name of the last known owner; 3. The amount of each tax lien, except for a $155.00 charge which has been added to each tax lien pursuant to Section 9-123(A)(3)of the City Charter but which is not reflected on the printed list. All persons having an interest in the real property described in the foreclosure list are hereby notified that the filing of the list constitutes the commencement by the City of Rochester of an action in the Supreme Court, Monroe County, to foreclose the tax liens therein described by an action in rem and that the list constitutes a notice of pendency of action and a complaint by the City of Rochester against each parcel of land therein described to enforce the satisfaction of such tax liens. This action is brought against the real property only. No personal judgment will be entered in this action for the delinquent taxes, assessments, fees or other charges.
A copy of the foreclosure list has been filed in the office of the City Treasurer and will remain open for public inspection up to and including February 19, 2013, which is the redemption deadline date. Any person may on or before that date redeem any parcel on the foreclosure list by paying to the City Treasurer the amount of all delinquent taxes, assessments, fees and other charges stated on the foreclosure list, plus the $155.00 charge referred to above, plus accrued interest and late payment charges. Any person having any interest in any parcel on the foreclosure list may, at any time up to the redemption deadline date, serve a verified notice of interest or an answer upon the Corporation Counsel setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his interest or any defense or objection to the foreclosure. The notice of interest or answer must also be filed in the office of the Monroe County Clerk. Where a valid notice of interest is served, the parcel will be held for a foreclosure auction pursuant to Section 9-143 of the City Charter. Any person who fails to redeem or to serve a notice of interest or an answer by the redemption deadline date shall be barred thereafter from asserting his interest in the pending foreclosure action, and judgment in foreclosure may be granted without regard for, and in extinguishment of, the interest of any such person.
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Legal Ads > page 41 Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/1/2012. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 5656 Chili Riga Center Road, Churchville, NY 14428. Purpose: any lawful act [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Whittermore Point Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qual. of Equator Holdings LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/1/12. Office loc.: Monroe County. LLC org. in MA 12/14/11. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to PO Box 2324, Nantucket, MA
02584. MA off. addr.: 69 Fairgrounds Rd., Nantucket, MA 02554. Cert. of Org. on file: Sec. of the Commonwealth, 1 Ashburton Pl., Boston, MA 02108. Purp.: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of DYNAMAX IMAGING, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/24/12. Princ. office of LLC: 37 Coach Side Ln., Pittsford, NY 14534. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Gregory J. Mascitti, Esq., c/o LeClairRyan, 70 Linden Oaks, Ste. 210, Rochester, NY 14625, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Simplifile LC. Fictitious
name: Simplifile ERecording LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/6/12. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Utah (UT) on 6/26/02. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 4844 North 300 West, Ste. 202, Provo, UT 84604, also the principal office address and the address to be maintained in UT. Arts of Org. filed with the UT Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, 160 East 300 South, P.O. Box 146705, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6705. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of TOP25 - 500 CENTER PLACE DRIVE LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/10/12. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5221 N. O’Connor Blvd., Ste. 600, Irving, TX 75039. LLC formed in DE on 12/4/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom
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process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of True Wireless, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/8/12. NYS fictitious name: True Wireless, LLC of Texas. Office location: Ontario County. Princ. bus. addr.: 3124 Brother Blvd., #104, Bartlett, TN 38133. LLC formed in TX on 7/8/08. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc. (NRAI), 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, registered agent upon whom process may be served. TX addr. of LLC: c/o NRAI, 1021 Main St., Ste. 1150, Houston, TX 77002. Cert. of Org. filed with TX Sec. of State, P.O. Box 13697, Austin, TX 78711. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [ NOTICE ] QUINZI PROPERTIES LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/10/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Peter Quinzi 822 McKinley St. East Rochester, NY 14445 Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] STUDIO QI, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/25/12. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O Shanshan Qi 710 Winton Rd S. Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Registered Agent: Shanshan Qi 710 Winton Rd S. Rochester, NY 14618. [ NOTICE ] VNotice of Formation of Jefferson Road DOT, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/28/12. Off. loc.: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Sammy Feldman, 3445 Winton Place, Ste. 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Custom Promo LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on November 30, 2012. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to
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2340 Brighton Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623. The purpose of the Company is any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Name: FLOUR MAGAZINE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/26/2012. Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O FLOUR MAGAZINE LLC, One East Main Street, 10th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of 216 MAGNOLIA, LLC. Articles o f Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/27/2012. Office location: Monroe County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 15 Grace Marie Drive, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION CROSBY ABSTRACTING SERVICES, LLC ] NOTICE OF FORMATION Crosby Abstracting Services, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/14/12. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o the Company, 14 Red Lion Road, Henrietta, NY 14467. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 2111 EMPIRE BLVD LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 2111 Empire Blvd LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 7/9/2012. 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 849 Lehigh Station Road, West Henrietta, NY 14586. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 36 JEFF, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is 36 Jeff, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 5/8/2008. 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 PO Box 25454, Rochester, NY 14623. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CLOVERLAND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC ] The name of the limited liability company (“LLC”) is CLOVERLAND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on December 31, 2010. The office of the LLC is to be in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him is: 183 East Main St., Suite 1400, Rochester, New York 14604. Attn: James T. Townsend, Esq. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] CARPETNOMICS OF WNY, LLC (“LLC”), has filed Articles of Organization with the NY Secretary of State (“NYSS”) on November 2, 2012 pursuant to Section 203 of the NY Limited Liability Company Law. The office of the LLC shall be located in Monroe County, NY. The NYSS is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and the address to which the NYSS shall mail a copy of any process served on him against the LLC is 83 Dessie Heights, West Henrietta, NY 14586. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be formed under the law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] Notice of formation of Bratton Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State on November 5, 2012. 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 67 North Avenue, Webster, New York 14580. 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 ] J.J. Bell Constructors, LLC has filed articles of
organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 26, 2012. Its principal place of business is located at 200 Buell 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 200 Buell Road, Suite A-8, Rochester, New York 14624. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Ramar Stair & Railing, LLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on December 13, 2012. Its principal place of business is located at 432 Portland Avenue, 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 432 Portland Avenue, Rochester, New York 14605. 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 PITWEB CMM, LLC ] The name of the Limited Liability Company is PITWEB CMM, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on 11/13/2012. 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 7 Mount Eagle Drive, Penfield, NY 14526. The LLC is organized to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under NY LLC Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PLLC ] Greater Rochester Breast Surgery, PLLC has filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 2, 2012. Its principal place of business is located at 2235 South Clinton Avenue 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 2235 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618. The purpose of the PLLC is to practice the profession of medicine and the providing of medical services.
[ NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF SALE ] Index No. 2011-10591 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Family First of NY Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Estate of Georgea A. Black, a/k/a Georgea Black, Nadine Black, as Executrix; People of the State of New York; United States of America; Nadine Black, Individually, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 12, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, HEREBY POSTPONES THE SALE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR November 27, 2012 to December 21, 2012. I will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on December 21, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Greece, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 305 Pearson Lane; Tax Account No. 059.07-1-21, described in Deed recorded in Liber 10044 of Deeds, page 501; lot size 80 x 150. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $6876.80 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: November 2012 Aaron Sperano, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2011-15044 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union f/k/a Eastman Savings and Loan Association Plaintiff, vs. James C. McCoy a/k/a James McCoy; City of Rochester; New York State Department of Taxation and Finance TCD-Child Support Enforcement Section; Beneficial New York, Inc.; People of the State of New York o/b/o The City Court of Rochester; Winston Brown, Defendants.
Legal Ads Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 22, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on January 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 159 Woodbine Avenue, Rochester, NY 14619; Tax Account No. 120.651-5, described in Deed recorded in Liber 8068 of Deeds, page 190. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $33,156.93 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: November 2012 Leticia D. Astacio, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2012-1749 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Gregory A. Taggart; Linda A. Taggart; Board of Directors of Hickory Ridge Homeowners Association; Seth Taggart, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated December 10, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on January 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Perinton, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 138 Selborne Chase, Fairport, NY 14450, Tax Account No. 179.08-1-49, described
in Deed recorded in Liber 9479 of Deeds, page 48; lot size 80 x 154. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $154,066.70 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest DATED: December 2012 Mark M. Greisberger, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 2012-2588 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union Plaintiff, vs. Thomas A. Randazzo; Capital One Bank USA NA; Midland Funding LLC, doing business in New York as Midland Funding of Delaware LLC; “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe” Defendants Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated December 6, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on January 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Gates, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 318 Wolcott Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606, Tax Account No. 104.09-4-48, described in Deed recorded in Liber 6716 of Deeds, page 283; lot size .12 acres. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $15,421.65 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional
allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: December 2012 Victoria M. Lagoe, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] Index No. 20126323 SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE ESL Federal Credit Union, f/k/a Eastman Savings and Loan Association, Plaintiff, vs. Kenneth R. Drayton; Mary Lou Drayton, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated December 7, 2012 and entered herein, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction in the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York, County of Monroe, on January 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., on that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Hamlin, County of Monroe and State of New York, known as 59 Ketchum Road, Hamlin, NY 14464, Tax Account No. 014.021-16, described in Deed recorded in Liber 5070 of Deeds, page 71; lot size 1.20 acres. Said premises are sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto, covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations, and easements of record and prior liens, if any, municipal departmental violations, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the Complaint and Judgment filed in this action. Judgment amount: $113,589.45 plus, but not limited to, costs, disbursements, attorney fees and additional allowance, if any, all with legal interest. DATED: December 2012 Gary Muldoon, Esq., Referee LACY KATZEN LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 324-5767 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE Antonio Masci and Iginio Masci, Plaintiffs vs. David Oliver, et al, Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated November 13, 2012, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at a public auction at the front vestibule of the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street,
Rochester, New York, on December 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., premises known as 1133-1135, 1139-1141, 1143-1145 and 11471149 Shoecraft Road, Webster, New York 14580. Described as follows: All that tract or parcel of land situate in the Town of Webster, County of Monroe and State of New York, being part of Town Lot 48, Section 13, Range 4, known as Lots 230, 231 and 232 of Shoecraft Farms as shown on a map of said subdivision made and filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 258 of Maps at page 22 and 23. Also, all that tract or parcel of land situate in the Town of Webster, County of Monroe and State of New York, being part of Town Lot 48, Section 13, Range 4, known as LotR153A of the Shoecraft Farms Subdivision, as shown on a map of said subdivision made and filed in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 278 of Maps at page 8. Approximate amount of judgment: $672,439,97, plus interest, disbursements, fees and costs from the date of the Referee’s Report, October 17, 2011. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index Number 2011-5941. John J. Considine, Esq., Referee Charles J. Genese, Attorney at Law Post Office Box 688 Webster, New York 14580 [ NOTICE OF SALE ] SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF MONROE Midfirst Bank, Plaintiff, against Traycie L. Calhoun, et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 9/7/2012 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at Monroe County Office Bldg, at W. Main Street, Rochester, State of New York on 01/15/2013 at 10:00AM, premises known as 127 Perinton Street, Rochester, NY 146153141 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the City of Rochester, County of Monroe and State of New York, SECTION: 090.30, BLOCK: 1, LOT: 41. Approximate amount of judgment $90,975.12 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 13297/2010. Kristine Demo Vazquez, Esq., Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff, 53 Gibson Street, Bayshore, NY 11706 Dated: November 16, 2012 1002418 12/12, 12/19, 12/26, 01/02/2013
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