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    Posted November 1, 2015 by
    Rochester, New York
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    Rochester's Mayor shakes a leg!


    She's Rochester's Mayor Lovely Warren. She was sworn in as Rochester's 67th Mayor January 2, 2014. She is the first female Mayor in the history of the city, the second African-American Mayor, and the youngest in modern times.
    Yesterday was Halloween. And also "Crime Prevention" month. Yesterday the Mayor was joined by friends and families along with some local talent. A "flash mob" at the Liberty Pole on Main street.
    Being that yesterday was Halloween, safety was a prime concern from the mayors office, police department, and a couple of artists. They were Photographer Chris "Good News" Cardwell, performing artist Toshman "T-Dash" Powell, and comedian Gari "Funk" Fields.
    Just prior to Halloween, Chris came up with the idea for a dance to promote Halloween. In a safe, happy way. Then he and Toshman started writing it. In just 3 days the entire production was complete. The Mayor got word of it and joined in the ceremony. In fact Mayor Warren had Chris, Toshman and Gari right in her office I believe.
    I went on location for the event and shot some scenes.
    1. Mayor dancing, 2. She speaks, 3. T-Dash speaks, 4. Chris speaks, 5. T-Dash singing, 6. The Mayor, Chris and T-Dash dancing. 7. The kids dancing, 8. The Mayor, Chris and T-Dash gearing up for the dance, 9.The Mayor at the podium, 10. Chris and I on the set.
    I admired the Mayor and the artists for putting this together. Children's safety is imperative.
    Special mention: I want to thank a very dear friend of mine who has taught me many things with my computer. Mr. Robbi Gurell. Rob is a "Senior Security Analyst Team Lead. A respected man in the computer industry.

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