05-01-12 Jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, May 1st and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Justin Miller, WESU Intern.

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The Wesleyan university center for the arts presents An evening of traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance, Tonight at 7pm in the World Music Hall, free of charge.

This year’s thesis students in Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program are each invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for a year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. The Thesis art show is on display today through Saturday, May 26 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, open Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm

A new sound installation by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen called “work divided by time” reflects on how the scientific definition of energy resonates and clashes with cultural and historical concepts, inspired in part by intricate 20th-century mechanical clocks. You can experience this installation Tomorrow/Wednesday from 4:15pm to 6pm at Wesleyan’s Van Vleck Observatory.
Also tomorrow/Wednesday evening, Professor of Music (and living legend of experimental music) Anthony Braxton’s student ensemble performs his compositions in Crowell Concert Hall at 8.

You can experience the culture of Java with students of Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan and Dance, Thursday at 7pm in the World Music Hall. Also Thursday night, catch the annual Organ Romp, which features Wesleyan student organists, pianists and percussionists performing new music and non-standard organ repertoire. Check the CFA website for the costume theme, as well as updated performer and program information.
Thursday 10pm at Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel, Introductory and Advanced students perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire. At 7pm this Friday in Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum performs Funeral Music from Tudor and Stuart England under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden. Saturday at 9pm in the Memorial Chapel.

The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble showcases the dynamic mixture of traditional drumming and dance, Sunday night at 7 in the World Music Hall.

The Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble, in collaboration with the Wesleyan Orchestra and Chorus, will present works associated with the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber, and music in various regional style in Crowell Concert Hall on Sunday at 8.

As part of Wesleyan’s Annual “Spring Dance” show, Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies. Friday and Saturday night at 8, Featuring new works by Eleonore Bayles, Kim Ladd, Naya Samuel, Jiovani Robles, Emily Weitzman, and Sally Williams. In the Patricelli ’92 Theater

You can find more information about all arts events at Wesleyan University online at www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa

 
Here in Middletown, Wednesday, The Buttonwood Tree hosts a photography exhibit organized by Michael Arafeh, owner of The Coffeehouse Recording Studio in the North End. The show features many local scenes and area musicians, and is on display through the month of May.  The long standing Acoustic Open mic with bob gotta occurs every First Thursday at the Buttonwood with 6:30 sign ups and a 7:00 start time. Friday at 8, Drummer Art Lillard leads his jazz trio who will play jazz standards, show tunes, swing tunes, bossa novas, and blues, as well as some originals. Saturday afternoon at the Buttonwood, the piano students of Joe Riff’s music perform a recital at 2:30. Sunday, the Buttonwood Tree presents religious services with “Solid Rock Ministries”, with worship with Rev. Ronnie Bantum from 10am – 11am and then Worship with Pastor Sandra Steele from 11am to noon. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome, and consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food beforehand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, go to www.buttonwood.org

This Saturday, from 11am to 1, The Russell Knitters gather to share ideas and expertise at Russell Library in Middletown. You are invited to bring your knitting projects, questions, and expertise. No registration is required. www.russelllibrary.org  for information about other classes and clubs the library has to offer.

Impart Leadership and ARF Worldwide Leadership host a training event for community and business leaders this Friday at First Cathedral in Hartford, with scholarship funds available for college students to attend. Interested students should immediately contact Dr. Barbara Headley at 860 922-0571 to have a ticket reserved for them.

The Sanctuary at Shepherds Field in East Haddam hosts its third Annual Karmic Relief fund raising event, featuring Comic Hypnotist Dan Larosa, live jazz music, and a silent auction of special works of art by well-known artists and holistic practitioners, as well as food and drink. To buy ticket or to find out more, you can call the Sanctuary at (860) 319-1134 or visit their website www.oursanctuary.org

Bridge Street Live in Collinsville presents comedian Pete Lee on Friday night, a show of guitar music on saturday night, and a jazz performance by Noah Preminger Quartet on Sunday night. Check out www.41bridgestreet.com for more or call (860)693-9762

Now, here’s a brief rundown of cinema off the beaten path in central CT this week.

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford ends their run of Francois Truffaut’s THE BRIDE WORE BLACK tonight. In this film, Jeanne Moreau plays a mysterious femme fatale who does away with the men in her life, no matter how rich, interesting, or handsome. Wednesday, Cinestudio starts a run of JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME, which chronicles a day of unexpected adventures for a 30-year-old slacker, who only intended to pick up some wood glue for his mother (Susan Sarandon). More online at www.cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford offers screenings of two documentaries this week.
EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS follows the renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià as he works with his culinary team to develop a new menu for his restaurant. Friday’s showing will be preceded by a special molecular bar and food demonstration with local restaurants at 6 PM.

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is an intimate portrait of performance artist and musician Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye, as they undergo a series of plastic surgeries for their “Pandrogyne” project. More info online at www.realartways.org

Now stick around, here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Finding Bliss with Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli, a free form talk show about people who are following their hearts and living authentically.

At 6:00 Free Speech Radio News presents your daily evening dose of world news from the Pacifica Network.  
  At 6:30, J-Cherry Presents ‘The Voice of the CITY’. Join J-Cherry and the Strawberries for live and local Connecticut arts and music.
 At  8pm it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, offering  an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, and other music that has a roots influence.

From 930pm-11pm, its Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat. He’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.  From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

At 11- Adrien presents Alive, Not Amplified for an hour of the best in new acoustic based music.

At midnight,  Southbound Train takes the Americana down south for a dose of blue grass, new grass, country and more.
At 1:00 Amy Block & Katherine Cohen – presents Radical Roots

At 2:00 am Nathaniel Brown features film scores and Soundtrax.

At 3:00am Rebecca Kitsis & Ella Dawson co-host City Spotlight featuring the sounds of a new city each week.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive , If you know of any events that think should be included in our Jive at Five Community Calendar, send them to jive@wesufm.org

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Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of Bliss.

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