02-21-12 jive


Good evening, it’s Tuesday, February 21st, 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.

All this month, Bill Revill, Meriden artist and host of  WESU’s Acoustic Blender, is showing over 50 of his seascape, landscape and other types of paintings at the Sandman Gallery, 14 West Main Street, Meriden. For info, call 203-686-0000.

Professor of Art David Schorr will talk about how he came to produce the exhibition “APOTHECARY (storehouse)”, a collections of prints featuring imagined potions and elixirs.
Wednesday at 4:30pm in Wesleyan’s CFA Hall. Admission is free. More online at wesleyan.edu/cfa

Wednesday night at 9, Richard Buckner performs with The Backyard Committee at Bar in New Haven.  This concert is free of charge to ages 21 and over. www.barnightclub.comfor more details.

Celebrated author Robert Sullivan will read from his recent work on Wednesday, February 22nd at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, on High Street, in Middletown.


Robert Sullivan is the author of Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants, The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures on the Edge of a City, How Not To Get Rich, and The Thoreau You Don’t Know and has written for  The New Yorker and Vogue, where he is a contributing editor. This event is free and opens to the public.
For more information, you can call 860.685.3448.

Thursday at 8, Spoken word/slam poet Javon Johnson merges the sharp criticism of critical race and gender theory with comedy, lyricism and hip-hop rhyme schemes to discuss the power of words, communication and performance in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall.

Also herein in Middletown at Wesleyan Thursday night at 7pm you can catch Black history month keynote speaker, Touré, who is a journalist, novelist, and TV host on FUSE. He will be discussing topics from his recent book, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? This happens at the Daniel Family Commons at 45 Wyllys Ave.

Saturday, Two wesleyan students and an art instructor will lead students in a glass cutting workshop where they will learn how to work with glass. Join us as we create Stained Glass from 4:30 to 6:30 in Albritton 311

Saturday at 8pm, Benin-born jazz guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke combines harmonic sophistication, soaring melodies and grounding in West African music to create a warm, intimate sound with his trio in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall.  There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.

Saturday at 7 in Fayerweather room 202 in Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall you can experience “SPILL” a new play and installation that explores the true human and environmental cost of oil. “SPILL” is based in part on interviews with people from the Gulf Coast of southern Louisiana in the wake of the “Deepwater Horizon” oil spill of April 2010. The performances at Wesleyan are the first public showing of the art installation along with a choral reading of the play. You can learn more online about all of these events at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa  or by calling 860-685-3355

Saturday at 6:30pm, The Buttonwood Tree Arts Space on Main Street Middletown  presents The Riverwood Poetry Series. The event features Ngoma, a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and paradigm shifter. Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.   Sunday at 4 brings the monthly Poetry Potluck series continues at the Buttonwood Tree. This is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. More online at www.buttonwood.org

The Alturas Duo performs South American and classical in Concert at the Russell Library in Middletown this Saturday at 2 in the Hubbard Room. www.russelllibrary.org

This week, see Tracy Walter Ferry’s exhibit, “genetically modified organisms” In the Niche at Middlesex Community College through Mar. 2 in Pegasus Gallery.
For more information please contact:Matthew Weber, Art Curator860.343.5806

Now here’s some of what’s happening in the world of cinema off the beaten path in central Connecticut:

Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, presents this year’s animated and live-action Oscar-nominated shorts. Also running through Thursday at Real Art Ways, is “Sing Your Song”, which unearths Harry Belafonte’s significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally. Friday and Saturday you can catch Tomboy, a story of a young French girl who lives as a boy. Friday, night Real Art Ways presents a screening of “Herman and Shelly”:  A tragicomic romance about two quirky, creative and ambitious children who grow up to be quirky, creative and disillusioned adults.   Tickets, trailers and more online at www.realartways.org

Through Wednesday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, presents a 40th Anniversary screening of the newly restored director’s cut of “The Last Picture Show”, in which two Texas high school seniors’ lives are changed by their first love aaffairs, tragedy, the shadow of the Korean War, and their own dawning maturities. Starring Cybill Shepherd, Jeff Bridges, Randy Quaid, and more.


Thursday, Cinestudio is offering a special viewing of The Yacoubian Building. this epic film is a revealing look at life in Egypt before last year’s demands for change in Tahrir Square, Hidden behind the closed doors of a single Cairo art deco apartment building. Friday andSaturday, Cinestudio presents Haywire, a new action packed martial arts flic starring
Ewan McGregor and  Antonio Banderas. Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of “Shame”  a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.  more Online at www.cinestudio.org

Thursday at 8pm herein Middletown you can catch the film “Resotration” at Wesleyan’s Goldsmith Family Cinema, which has been nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards. For more information, contact dkatz01@wesleyan.edu
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Now stay tuned, for tonight’s lineup here on WESU in our new spring 2012 line-up:

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


at Midnight tonight “This Southbound Train with Mary Barrett” Features bluegrass, newgrass, and other acoustic sounds. Artists from North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains are featured alongside musicians pickin’ and grinnin’ throughout the United States.


City Spotlight with DJ B and DJ features the musical talents of a different city each episode. Highlighting the unique contributions of each locale, and spanning genres from jazz to punk rock.

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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of commercial free jazz with Charles Henry.

2-20 Jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, February 20th, 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 Zach.

Every Monday it’s “ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH J-CHERRY AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, with 7:30pm sign-up, 8:00pm start. More at www. Buttonwood.org

All this month, Bill Revill, Meriden artist and WESU DJ, is showing over 50 of his seascape, landscape and other types of paintings at the Sandman Gallery, 14 West Main Street, Meriden. To contact the gallery, call 203-686-0000.

Middletown’s third graders are invited to explore their past and partake in
The Middlesex County Historical Society’s William E. Sheedy Memorial History Contest. Each spring Middletown third graders are invited to research the life of an ancestor and report their findings in an essay format. Materials have been distributed to the Middletown Public Schools and some private schools. Third graders from Middletown who are home schooled or attend private schools may participate by contacting the Society at 860-346-0746 to receive a packet of instructions. Entries are due at the Society, located in the General Joseph Mansfield House, 151 Main Street, Middletown, no later than 5:00 pm on April 5.

Korean-born and Brooklyn-based playwright and director Young Jean Lee gives a talk in Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel tomorrow. Lee’s works deal with issues such as gender identity and race in unpredictable, inventive and humorous ways. A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, Ms. Lee founded her own theater company in 2003, swiftly becoming one of this country’s most influential voices in experimental theater. The talk is at 8, with a book signing to follow. More information online at wesleyan.edu/cfa

Tomorrow, the middletown commission on the arts has their monthly meeting
at 7 in Rm. 208 of the Municipal Building, 245 deKoven Dr. All are welcome.

Professor of Art David Schorr will talk about how he came to produce the exhibition “APOTHECARY (storehouse)”, a collections of prints featuring imagined potions and elixirs.
Wednesday at 4:30pm in CFA Hall. Free admission.
For more information, please visit the CFA website at wesleyan.edu/cfa

Wednesday night at 9, Richard Buckner performs with The Backyard Committee at Bar in New Haven, 254 Crown Street. Buckner will perform songs from his 8th Album, Meadow. It’s about the restless energy of the heart, full speed ahead, or the consequences taken and embraced, those good and those bad. The false starts, roadblocks, and pitfalls along the way only add to the richness of the journey. This concert is free of charge to ages 21 and over. visit bar nightclub.com for more details.

Celebrated author Robert Sullivan will read from his recent work on Wednesday, February 22nd at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.
Robert Sullivan is the author of Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants, The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures on the Edge of a City, How Not To Get Rich, and The Thoreau You Don’t Know. He has written for many periodicals, including The New Yorker and Vogue, where he is a contributing editor.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit Wesleyan Writing Events

Thursday at 8, Spoken word/slam poet Javon Johnson merges the sharp criticism of critical race and gender theory with comedy, lyricism and hip-hop rhyme schemes to discuss the power of words, communication and performance. Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.
For more information, please visit the
CFA website

thursday 7-9 in the Daniel Family Commons at 45 Wyllys Ave,
Black history month keynote speaker, Touré, is a journalist, novelist, and TV host on FUSE. He will be discussing topics from his recent book, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?

Saturday, Two wesleyan students and an art instructor will lead students in a glass cutting workshop where they will learn how to work with glass. Join us as we create Stained Glass from 4:30 to 6:30 in Albritton 311

Saturday, Benin-born jazz guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke combines harmonic sophistication, soaring melodies and grounding in West African music to create a warm, intimate sound with his trio, which features Swedish-born bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Marcus Gilmore.
There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.
The concert starts at 8 in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall
For more information :
860-685-3355, boxoffice@wesleyan.edu

Saturday at 7 in Fayerweather 202 in Beckham Hall on the Wesleyan University Campus, see SPILL
A collaboration between writer Leigh Fondakowski and visual artist Reeva Wortel, “SPILL” is a new play and installation that explores the true human and environmental cost of oil. “SPILL” is based in part on interviews with people from the Gulf Coast of southern Louisiana in the wake of the “Deepwater Horizon” oil spill of April 2010, the largest environmental disaster in United States history. The performances at Wesleyan are the first public showing of the art installation, featuring life-sized painted portraits of the interviewees, along with a choral reading of the play. 
more online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Buttonwood Tree on Main Street presents Riverwood Poetry Series.
Saturday at 6:30pm. THis week, see Ngoma, a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and paradigm shifter, who for over 40 years has used culture as a tool to raise sociopolitical and spiritual consciousness through work that encourages critical thought.
For More Info: www.riverwoodpoetry.org

the Alturas Duo Concert at the Russell Library has been moved to its snow date, which is this Saturday at 2 in the Russell Library Hubbard Room.
The Alturas Duo is one of the most engaging ensembles performing in the chamber music world today.  The only group of its kind, they created the idea of playing South American and classical music by bringing together the unusual combination of the viola, charango and guitar.

This week, see tracy walter ferry’s exhibit, “genetically modified organisms”In the Niche at Middlesex Community College through Mar. 2 in Pegasus Gallery.
The assemblages of Tracy Walter Ferry are influenced by processes of microbiological and genetic experimentation. Inspired by her work as a registered nurse, these mixed media sculptures are anatomical in nature and combine contrasting components and materials. Balloons, children’s toys, baby nipples, x-rays, fabric, thread, medical and building hardware are manipulated into striking organic forms that balance the sharp, soft, fragile and resilient.
For more information please contact:
Matthew Weber, Art Curator
860.343.5806

Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
www.foodnotbombs.net

Sunday at 4, The Poetry Potluck series continues at the Buttonwood Tree.
Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike. Almost like a salon, it’s a gathering for discussion and literary conversation using poetry as the focal point.  It will occur on the third Sunday of each month.

Now here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central connecticut:

All this week at Real Art Ways in Hartford, catch runs of this year’s Oscar-nominated shorts, both animated and live-action- both extending through thursday. Also playing through Thursday is Sing Your Song, which unearths Harry Belafonte’s significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally. This powerful documentary reveals Belafonte’s multifaceted contributions to the arts, the U.S. Civil Rights movement, the fight against Apartheid, ending starvation in Ethiopia, and much more. Friday and Saturday catch Tomboy, a story of a young french girl who lives as a boy. Tickets, trailers and more at realartways.org

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, presents a 40th Anniversary screening of the newly restored director’s cut of The Last Picture Show, in which two texas high school seniors’ lives are changed by first affairs, tragedy, the shadow of the Korean War, and their own dawning maturities.
Thursday, Cinestudio has a special showing of The Yacoubian Building. this epic film is a revealing look at life in Egypt before last year’s demands for change in Tahrir Square, Hidden behind the closed doors of a single Cairo art deco apartment building. More Online at cinestudio.org

Thursday, see Resotration, nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards, at the Goldsmith Family Cinema at 8. this film centers on Mr. Fidelman’s attachment to his antique restoration workshop. After his longtime business partner dies, Fidelman rejects his son’s idea to sell his business in order to build an apartment complex on the site. Fidelman believes that with the help of his new apprentice, Anton, he will find a way to save his workshop and preserve his solitary world. Speaker, Peter Gedrys,a professional restorer, will deliver a talk, “Restoration: Embracing the Past While Creating the Future.”
for more information, contact Dalit Katz (dkatz01@wesleyan.edu)

Now stay tuned, here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight in our new spring 2012 line-up:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of straight up Jazz on Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry during our weekday commercial free musical drive time.

At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.

6:30 it’s Life is a Killer with Johnny Analog, Moving through the blues diaspora from front porch country blues and big city electric blues to jazz, R&B and soul

8:00 it’s Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis: The best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and latin dancefloor grooves. Pure Dynamite Mojo Explosion!

11:00PM Austen Fiora presents Total Trash

12:00 its Dylan Atwalt-Conley’s new show A Hate Supreem

1:00 Margaret Toth hosts 600 Pounds of Sin, A brew of prog rock, jam band, metal, and the spaces between.

2:00 – 3:00 Rebecca Kitsis & Ella Dawson co-host City Spotlight

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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of commercial free jazz with Charles Henry.

02-17-12 Jive

Good evening. It’s Friday, February 17th, 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, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

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For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s new website that features the arts/entertainment options available on any given day along with much more for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown. arts2GO.org

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Tonight at Toads Place in New Haven Afton Presents musical artists In Lilly’s Pad, while the Yale Black Solidarity Conference Presents Travis Porter on the main stage. Saturday night is The Original Saturday Night Dance Party Mardi Gras Dance Party. Sunday night George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic take over at Toads. For more information visit www.toadsplace.com

Down in New Haven at Cafe Nine tonight it’s Woollen Kits; w/ Medication; and the Mountain Movers. Saturday Afternoon it’s the Jazz Jam w/ host Tony Dioguardi and Friends, featuring bassist Chris Deangelis and John Rispoli on drums. Bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided. Saturday at 9 pm INDEPENDISC Presents: Hannah Cranna (CD release party for “A Real Nice Parade”); w/ The Manchurians; and Age of Reason. Sunday is the open music jam with Roxy Perry – signup starts at 7pm. For more information about these events visit www.cafenine.com

Every Friday night at Higher Grounds Coffee House on 70 Main Street in East Hampton is a weekly open mic. Show starts at 8PM.

This evening Maxwell Tfirn presents his graduate recital, “Pieces from Nature”, in Crowell Concert Hall on the campus of Wesleyan University at 7. Music will include works for the piano, cello, computer and video.

Also, currently on display at Wesleyan’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery is the exhibit Passing Time, through March 4th. The multiple and converging meanings of the phrase “passing time”–spending time, time to die–are explored in the evocative imagery of recent art by fourteen international artists working in video, photography, sculpture and works on paper. This exhibition explores the relationship between the time of our life and the time of the eons. Visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa for gallery hours and more.

And tonight in Middletown, Shinbone Alley plays Irish-american folk at The Buttonwood Tree at 8. Saturday night at The Buttonwood at 8p, nationally recognized bassist Avery Sharp & saxophonist Charles Neville of the Neville Bros. come in with a musical performance they call “From New Orleans to New England”. And Sunday Food Not Bombs shares food beginning around 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood. Anyone and everyone is welcome. You are invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Check out www.foodnotbombs.net for more. Sunday at 4:30, The Buttonwood hosts their Poetry Potluck Series. Poetry Potluck is almost like a salon, it’s a gathering for discussion and literary conversation using poetry as the focal point. Visit www.buttonwood.org for all the details.

Aces High, a local high school robotics team consisting of students from Windsor Locks and Suffield high schools, is hosting their annual FIRST robotics scrimmage for over thirty local robotics teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Hampshire.  The Suffield Shakedown will be held on Saturday at Suffield High School, 1060 Sheldon Street in Suffield, CT beginning at 9 AM with qualification rounds.  Opening ceremonies and elimination rounds will begin about 12:00 PM.  This event is free to the public.
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Now, here’s what’s showing in the world of central Connecticut cinema:

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight and Saturday they are showing My Week With Marilyn. For those expecting The Descendants, that has been moved to March 14. Sunday, Cinestudio presents a run of the 40th Anniversary screening of the newly restored director’s cut of Peter Bogdanovitch’s The Last Picture Show. For more information visit cinestudio.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, this weekend you can catch “Sing Your Song”, a documentary telling of the multifaceted Harry Belafonte that goes well beyond his musical talents. And, on Sunday at 2pm, Martin Scorcese’s Taxi Driver with Robert DeNiro is being shown. For more information visit realartways.org
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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 The Brittle Diameter
 w/Josh Sharp – 
A varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic.  Continuity and cohesion are the watchwords here.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News from The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporters.

At 6:30 until 7pm, listen in to The Middletown Youth Radio Project - A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

From 7pm to 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, featuring local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Spotlighting Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until 11:30pm, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio 
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At 11:30pm until 1am Saturday it’s 
N.E. Tempo with 
DJ Berk
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

At 1am we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave 
until 3am – Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 3, to 4am it’s the Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry with Bob - The compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

Then, we bring you
 Sing Out! 
from 4 to 5am, on a mission to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics, and to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 – Traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffe Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara
 – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

If you didn’t get a chance to write down some information for an event mentioned in our jive at five –we’ve published the script for today’s jive online at wesufm.org/jive 
And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!

Thursday, February 16th, Jive at Five

Good evening, it’s Thursday February 16th ,and this is the Jive at Five, your daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local publicaffairs and free-form community radio.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s new website that features the arts/entertainment options available on any given day along with much more for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown. arts2GO.org

Pilobolus, the award-winning and world-renown modern dance troupe based in Washington Depot, Connecticut is currently holding auditions BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. E-mail auditions@pilobolus.org or call 860-868-0538 x 16. Callbacks are in early march in NYC.
Check out pilobolus.org for more about the company..
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Tonight at 7:30pm THE MIDDLETOWN HOUSE CONCERT SERIES presents:
Matt and Shannon HeatonThe Mattabessett Canoe Club 80 Harbor Drive Husband-and-wife duo Matt & Shannon Heaton offer updated and traditional Irish music with stirring traditional-style singing accompanied by flute, guitar, and bouzouki, and a fresh, appealing stage show.

Tonight at Toads Place  in New Haven  LOCAL ROCK SHOWCASE, friday at Toads AFTON PRESENTS…IN LILLY’S PAD. Sunday YALE BLACK SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE PRESENTS TRAVIS PORTERSaturday night     THE ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY MARDI GRAS DANCE PARTY. Sunday night     GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC. For more information visit toadsplace.com

Down in New Haven at Cafe Nine Friday night Woollen Kits; w/ Medication; the Mountain Movers • Woollen Kits are the latest in a string of exciting Australian bands. Fusing equal parts kiwi style pop, with Modern Lovers-type swagger, and ’60s garage sentiment. New LP out on RIP Society Records for this, their first US tour. They will be joined by HoZac records Medication and local heroes the Mountain Movers. Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Tony Dioguardi and Friends • featuring bassist Chris Deangelis and John Rispoli on drums. Bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided. Saturday at 9 pm INDEPENDISC Presents: Hannah Cranna (CD release party for “A Real Nice Parade”); w/ The Manchurians; Age of Reason • jangle-alt-power popsters Hannah Cranna return with a CD that’s big, bold, rootsy, and ballsy, with grand, majestic, sweeping soundscapes. The Manchurians are currently in the studio recording their follow up to “5X4/The Minster ep,” and are dying to get their ya-ya’s out and play. Age Of Reason 3rd release “Origins” was named the 2011 “IndepenDisc of the Year.” Sunday open music jam with Roxy Perry Signup starts at 7. ROXY PERRY’S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM • National recording artist ROXY PERRY, a.k.a. NEW YORK BLUES QUEEN, will be joined in hosting the high-energy jam by different players every week. Roxy’s band welcomes and serves blues and R&B players primarily, but will also back classic rock, jazz players and others, as well. Musicians, signing up in advance is a good idea: email Roxy at roxyperry1@aol.com. But you can also sign up on the spot starting at 7 pm. Full bands are welcome and can have a featured spot by reserving in advance via Roxy’s e-mail. for more information about these events visit cafenine.com

Friday, Maxwell Tfirn presents his graduate recital, “Pieces from Nature”, in Crowell Concert Hall at 7.
“Pieces from Nature” is an experimental graduate music recital that explores how plants grow throughout music. Music will include works for the piano, cello, computer and video.
Free of charge.

This Friday night and every Friday night at Higer Grounds Coffee House on 70 Main Street in East Hampton is a weekly open mic. Show starts at 8PM.

Also on Friday, Shinbone Alley plays Irish-american folk at the buttonwood tree at 8. Saturday at the Buttonwood, bassist Avery Sharp & saxophonist Charles Neville play a set entitled “From New Orleans to New England”

And Sunday at the Buttonwood, like every week, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.check out www.foodnotbombs.net Sunday at 4:30, the Buttonwood hosts their poetry potluck series. Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike. Almost like a salon, it’s a gathering for discussion and literary conversation using poetry as the focal point.

Aces High, a local high school robotics team consisting of students from Windsor Locks and Suffield high schools, is hosting their annual FIRST robotics scrimmage for over thirty local robotics teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Hampshire.  The Suffield Shakedown will be held on February 18, 2012 at Suffield High School, 1060 Sheldon Street in Suffield, CT beginning at 9 AM with qualification rounds.  Opening ceremonies and elimination rounds will begin about 12:00 PM.  This event is free to the public.

Also on Sunday, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are coming to Toad’s Place in New Haven. Tickets are online at toadsplace.com

Also, currently on display at wesleyan’s zilkha gallery is the exhibit Passing Time, now through march 4th.
The multiple and converging meanings of the phrase “passing time”–spending time, time to die–are explored in the evocative imagery of recent art by fourteen international artists working in video, photography, sculpture and works on paper. This exhibition explores the relationship between the time of our life and the time of the eons.go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa for gallery hours and more

Now, here’s what’s showing in the world of central Connecticut cinema:

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford,  Sunday, Cinestudio presents a run of the 40th Anniversary screening of the newly restored director’s cut of The Last Picture Show. for more information visit cinestudio.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford,  This weekend, you can catch showings of both “Outrage” and “Sing Your Song”. for more information visit realartways.com

Now here’s a rundown of what’s playing tonight on WESU in our new spring 2012 line-up:

5:05-6pm
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa – The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm
Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporter.

6:30-8pm
Total Praise with Minister Latrecia – A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary Christian gospel music to uplift your spirit! Get your Praise on!

8-9:30pm
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert – Where hearing is the best experience.  A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

9:30-10:30pm
Bridging the Gap with JBrent – Exploring how music has changed forms through the years, and the links that tie together seemingly disparate genres such as blues and rap, or funk and Krautrock.

10:30-11:30pm [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]
Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze- An anti-genre, request-based show where we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter.

10:30-11:30pm [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]
The Slap-Happy Hour with Rachel Silton – A modern mix of indie pop and singer-songwriter material, with an emphasis on the acoustic and the up-and-coming

11:30pm-1am [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]
Flight 881 with Captain Q – Not your Grandma’s World Music Show! Strap in your seatbelts, put out that cigarette, and open up that small packet of honey roasted peanuts! Flight 881 every week is going to a new country to check out what music scenes are happening in the country with a focus on contemporary world music, including Bhagra from India, Afro-Beat, and Brazillian funk.

11:30pm-1am [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]
Tokyo Sonata with Dangerous Dan – Covering Japanese music, new and old, from a wide variety of genres.

1:00-2:00am
Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder  – An eclectic assortment of instrumental music from all genres and generations.

2:00-3:00am
Undercover with DJ Becca – The best covers take original tracks and transform them into their own creations. Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation. Sometimes they surpass the original, sometimes they miss the mark – it’s your call.

3-4am
Itso-ezee with DJ Otto Nation providing an eclectic mix of new releases from the WESU music library

 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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Home Grown with Rob Derosa

02-15-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, February 15th, 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience.” Thanks for tuning in.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s new website that features the arts/entertainment options available on any given day along with much more for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown. arts2GO.org

Pilobolus, the award-winning and world-renown modern dance troupe based in Washington Depot, Connecticut is currently holding auditions BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. E-mail auditions@pilobolus.orgor call 860-868-0538 x 16. Callbacks are in early march in NYC.
Check out pilobolus.org for more about the company.

Celebrated author Daniyal Mueenuddin will read from his recent work tonight at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.
Mueenuddin’s collection was praised by Publishers Weekly: “An elegant stylist with a light touch, Mueenuddin invites the reader to a richly human, wonderous experience.”
Free and open to the public.
Reception and book signing to follow the reading.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448

Tonight, starting at 5, Broad Street Books on Broad Street proudly welcomes featured author Joseph M. Siry
A reception and signing will be held for Professor Siry’s new book, Beth Sholom Synagogue:  Frank Lloyd Wright and Modern Religious Architecture. Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome to attend.

Also tonight, the Middletown Rotary Club presents “one book/one middletown”. At 7, professor of history william johnston talks about Laura Hillenbrand’s book ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption’ in Olin Library’s Develin Room on the 2nd floor.

Thursday at 4:30, learn about Pearl Primus, Pioneer in dance, education, anthropology, and African studies, who defied entrenched ideas about both race and art. Her life and legacy are presented with original footage, by Peggy and Murray Schwartz, authors of ‘The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus’. At the Powell Family Cinema on Washington Street. Contact Katja Kolcio, 860-685-3329, for more details.

Thursday at 7:30pm THE MIDDLETOWN HOUSE CONCERT SERIES presents:
Matt and Shannon Heaton
The Mattabessett Canoe Club
80 Harbor Drive
Husband-and-wife duo Matt & Shannon Heaton offer updated and traditional Irish music with stirring traditional-style singing accompanied by flute, guitar, and bouzouki, and a fresh, appealing stage show.

Friday, Maxwell Tfirn presents his graduate recital, “Pieces from Nature”, in Crowell Concert Hall at 7.
“Pieces from Nature” is an experimental graduate music recital that explores how plants grow throughout music. Music will include works for the piano, cello, computer and video.
Free of charge.

Also on Friday, Shinbone Alley plays Irish-american folk at the buttonwood tree at 8. Saturday at the Buttonwood, bassist Avery Sharp & saxophonist Charles Neville play a set entitled “From New Orleans to New England”
Sunday at 4:30, the Buttonwood hosts their poetry potluck series.
Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike. Almost like a salon, it’s a gathering for discussion and literary conversation using poetry as the focal point.

Aces High, a local high school robotics team consisting of students from Windsor Locks and Suffield high schools, is hosting their annual FIRST robotics scrimmage for over thirty local robotics teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Hampshire.  The Suffield Shakedown will be held on February 18, 2012 at Suffield High School, 1060 Sheldon Street in Suffield, CT beginning at 9 AM with qualification rounds.  Opening ceremonies and elimination rounds will begin about 12:00 PM.  This event is free to the public.

And Sunday at the Buttonwood, like every week, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
check out www.foodnotbombs.net

Also on Sunday, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are coming to Toad’s Place in New Haven. Tickets are online at toadsplace.com

Also, currently on display at wesleyan’s zilkha gallery is the exhibit Passing Time, now through march 4th.
The multiple and converging meanings of the phrase “passing time”–spending time, time to die–are explored in the evocative imagery of recent art by fourteen international artists working in video, photography, sculpture and works on paper. This exhibition explores the relationship between the time of our life and the time of the eons.go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa for gallery hours and more

Now, here’s what’s showing in the world of central Connecticut cinema:

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight through wednesday catch the Hitchcock classic, Notorious. No, it’s not about Biggie Smalls, but it is a darkly romantic thriller with erotic undertones. Cary Grant stars as a U.S. agent who must convince the cool-headed agent he has fallen in love with to sleep with the enemy, a Nazi spy. Sunday, Cinestudio presents a run of the 40th Anniversary screening of the newly restored director’s cut of The Last Picture Show.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, catch showings of this year’s oscar-nominated shorts, animated and live action, through tonight. Tonight is a special showing of The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, with a pre-film discussion with Nicole Dudukovic, a professor of Psychology at Trinity College. This weekend, you can catch showings of both “Outrage” and “Sing Your Song” at Real Art Ways.

At 7 pm tonight, the Buttonwood Tree on main street presents the Buddhist Film Festival Series – Un Buda.
Un Buda is the feature film debut of director Diego Rafecas, a Zen teacher in Argentina. The film follows two brothers orphaned as children when their parents were taken by the military during the Dirty Wars of the 1970s in Argentina. Tomas is now a drifting and withdrawn young man who experiments with ascetic practices and has an instinctive compassion for others. His older brother Rafael is a university philosophy professor, detached and alone. Their struggles with each other and the world around them in Buenos Aires take a dramatic turn when they find themselves at a rural Zen center.

Now here’s a rundown of what’s playing tonight on WESU in our new spring 2012 line-up:

5:05-6pm
The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano – An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

6-6:30pm
Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporter.

|6:30-8pm
Fusion Radio with James Fusion  – Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It’s a vinyl world!

8-9:30pm
The Warehouse with Mike Nyce – The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

9:30-11pm [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]
The Vault with DJ Anton Banks – Presenting the very latest in underground electronica in vinyl format, so the music can be heard as it was intended. Featuring exclusive sets from international producers and DJs.

9:30-11pm [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]
Smorgasbord with DJ Maneki Neko  & Higge Li- A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance.

11pm-12:30am
Word…Life Radio with H Biz & B Fiz – Early 90′s hip-hop is the focus here, with the occasional touch of punk, funk, reggae and soul.

12:30-2am [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]
Missteps with Guy Fridge – A chance to hear the most idiosyncratic and eccentric brands of left-field electronic dance music around today. Featuring club-centric genres such as footwork, bass, UK funky, tribal guarachero, UK garage, vogue house, kuduru, and more.

12:30-2am [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]
Beats with Dylan Bostick – Hip-hop. Electro. Techno. UK bass. Music that makes you groove.

2-3am
The Postman Express Hour with DJ JD, DJ MacChillin, & DJ Jack – 3 DJs give their take on a specific “post” genre, be it post-folk jangling, post-psychedelic, post-rock, post-punk, any other post. Exploring jarring, weird and stimulating new music, and placing it in a historical context.

3-4 am
Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat

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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for The Needle Drop.

Calling all Writers! Want to be on-air?

Mitty Parade is looking for unpublished writers of short fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry to come read one or several pieces on the air and talk about their creative process. Pieces sent in could also be read if the writer can’t be there in person, though they are strongly encouraged to, as the interview would be informal and fun!
The show is every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at midnight starting February 19th, but the show can be prerecorded to accommodate guests. For more information or if you are interested in being a guest on the show please contact Claire via email: Mittyparade@gmail.com

Calling all Writers! Want to be on-air?

Mitty Parade is looking for unpublished writers of short fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry to come read one or several pieces on the air and talk about their creative process. Pieces sent in could also be read if the writer can’t be there in person, though they are strongly encouraged to, as the interview would be informal and fun!
The show is every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at midnight starting February 19th, but the show can be prerecorded to accommodate guests. For more information or if you are interested in being a guest on the show please contact Claire via email: Mittyparade@gmail.com

Februrary 14th jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, February 14th, 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, and a very happy Valentine’s day. I’m Avery.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s new website that features the arts/entertainment options available on any given day along with much more for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown. arts2GO.org

Pilobolus, the award-winning and world-renown modern dance troupe based in Washington Depot, Connecticut is currently holding auditions BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. E-mail auditions@pilobolus.org or call 860-868-0538 x 16. Callbacks are in early march in NYC.
Check out pilobolus.org for more about the company.

Today, Otakus of Russell Library Unite!
at 7, the Russell Library’s Teen Group for fans of Anime, Manga and all things Japanese meet in the Hubbard room. No Registration necessary – Ages 12 and up, please.

Celebrated author Daniyal Mueenuddin will read from his recent work tomorrow at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.
Mueenuddin’s collection was praised by Publishers Weekly: “An elegant stylist with a light touch, Mueenuddin invites the reader to a richly human, wonderous experience.”
Free and open to the public.
Reception and book signing to follow the reading.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448

Tomorrow at 5, Broad Street Books on Broad Street proudly welcomes featured author Joseph M. Siry
A reception and signing will be held for Professor Siry’s new book, Beth Sholom Synagogue:  Frank Lloyd Wright and Modern Religious Architecture. Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome to attend.

Also on Wednesday, the Middletown Rotary Club presents “one book/one middletown”. At 7, professor of history william johnston talks about Laura Hillenbrand’s book ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption’ in Olin Library’s Develin Room on the 2nd floor.

Thursday at 4:30, learn about Pearl Primus, Pioneer in dance, education, anthropology, and African studies, who defied entrenched ideas about both race and art. Her life and legacy are presented with original footage, by Peggy and Murray Schwartz, authors of ‘The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus’. At the Powell Family Cinema on Washington Street. Contact Katja Kolcio, 860-685-3329, for more details.

Thursday at 7:30pm THE MIDDLETOWN HOUSE CONCERT SERIES presents:
Matt and Shannon Heaton
The Mattabessett Canoe Club
80 Harbor Drive
Husband-and-wife duo Matt & Shannon Heaton offer updated and traditional Irish music with stirring traditional-style singing accompanied by flute, guitar, and bouzouki, and a fresh, appealing stage show.

Friday, Maxwell Tfirn presents his graduate recital, “Pieces from Nature”, in Crowell Concert Hall at 7.
“Pieces from Nature” is an experimental graduate music recital that explores how plants grow throughout music. Music will include works for the piano, cello, computer and video.
Free of charge.

Also on Friday, Shinbone Alley plays Irish-american folk at the buttonwood tree at 8. Saturday at the Buttonwood, bassist Avery Sharp & saxophonist Charles Neville play a set entitled “From New Orleans to New England”
Sunday at 4:30, the Buttonwood hosts their poetry potluck series.
Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike. Almost like a salon, it’s a gathering for discussion and literary conversation using poetry as the focal point.

Aces High, a local high school robotics team consisting of students from Windsor Locks and Suffield high schools, is hosting their annual FIRST robotics scrimmage for over thirty local robotics teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Hampshire.  The Suffield Shakedown will be held on February 18, 2012 at Suffield High School, 1060 Sheldon Street in Suffield, CT beginning at 9 AM with qualification rounds.  Opening ceremonies and elimination rounds will begin about 12:00 PM.  This event is free to the public. 

And Sunday at the Buttonwood, like every week, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
check out www.foodnotbombs.net

Also on Sunday, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are coming to Toad’s Place in New Haven. Tickets are online at toadsplace.com

Also, currently on display at wesleyan’s zilkha gallery is the exhibit Passing Time, now through march 4th.
The multiple and converging meanings of the phrase “passing time”–spending time, time to die–are explored in the evocative imagery of recent art by fourteen international artists working in video, photography, sculpture and works on paper. This exhibition explores the relationship between the time of our life and the time of the eons.go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa for gallery hours and more

Now, here’s what’s showing in the world of central Connecticut cinema:

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight through wednesday catch the Hitchcock classic, Notorious. No, it’s not about Biggie Smalls, but it is a darkly romantic thriller with erotic undertones. Cary Grant stars as a U.S. agent who must convince the cool-headed agent he has fallen in love with to sleep with the enemy, a Nazi spy. Sunday, Cinestudio presents a run of the 40th Anniversary screening of the newly restored director’s cut of The Last Picture Show.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, catch showings of this year’s oscar-nominated shorts, animated and live action, through wednesday. Tomorrow is a special showing of The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, with a pre-film discussion with Nicole Dudukovic, a professor of Psychology at Trinity College. This weekend, you can catch showings of both “Outrage” and “Sing Your Song” at Real Art Ways.

At 7 tomorrow, the Buttonwood Tree on main street presents the Buddhist Film Festival Series – Un Buda.
Un Buda is the feature film debut of director Diego Rafecas, a Zen teacher in Argentina. The film follows two brothers orphaned as children when their parents were taken by the military during the Dirty Wars of the 1970s in Argentina. Tomas is now a drifting and withdrawn young man who experiments with ascetic practices and has an instinctive compassion for others. His older brother Rafael is a university philosophy professor, detached and alone. Their struggles with each other and the world around them in Buenos Aires take a dramatic turn when they find themselves at a rural Zen center.

Now, stay tuned to WESU, because after the Jive, it’s The Melting Pot, where your host Kevin Lee plays a heady brew of old favorites, deep tracks and unheard delights. Rock to Jazz, Folk to Funk, Global to Local, Acoustic and Electric. My life is one big song, let me share it with you.” 
at 6, it’s Free Speech Radio News 
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

at 6:30-8pm it’s Wild Wild Live with Tom Foolery.  Featuring the best music Wesleyan has to offer, in a live and intimate studio setting. Tom will talk about the Wesleyan music scene, on campus and off, and supplement live material with artist interviews and recordings of live shows across the Wesleyan campus.

8-930pm
Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill
An eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music that has a roots influence.

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

Wednesday, 11pm-12am
Alive, Not Amplified with Adrien
Bringing you the best in acoustic based music.

12 to 1, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl… The dulcet tones of bluegrass and folk — just not entirely. 

Wednesday, 1-2am  The Boss with DJ Moe. Bruce Springsteen: revered, remembered, relived. Each week shines the focus on a different era of the Boss.

Wednesday, 2-3am  Soundstrip with DJ Skip McCoy and DJ Strangelove, Examining music from a different film each week, exploring how songs function in film and enhance a movie’s perspective.

Wednesday, 3-4am 
City Spotlight
Each week, City Spotlight features the musical talents of a different city. Highlighting the unique contributions of each locale, and spanning genres from jazz to punk rock.
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 jiveat5.blogspot.com (the five is the number five), and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Now stay tuned for the Melting Pot, here on WESU!

February 13th Jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, February 13th, 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 Zach.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s new website that features the arts/entertainment options available on any given day along with much more for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown. arts2GO.org

Every Monday it’s “ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH J-CHERRY AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, with 7:30pm sign-up, 8:00pm start. More at www. Buttonwood.org

Pilobolus, the award-winning and world-renown modern dance troupe based in Washington Depot, Connecticut is currently holding auditions BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. E-mail auditions@pilobolus.org or call 860-868-0538 x 16. Callbacks are in early march in NYC.
Check out pilobolus.org for more about the company.

Tomorrow, Otakus of Russell Library Unite!
at 7, the Russell Library’s Teen Group for fans of Anime, Manga and all things Japanese meet in the Hubbard room. No Registration necessary – Ages 12 and up, please.

Celebrated author Daniyal Mueenuddin will read from his recent work on Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.
Mueenuddin’s collection was praised by Publishers Weekly: “An elegant stylist with a light touch, Mueenuddin invites the reader to a richly human, wonderous experience.”
Free and open to the public.
Reception and book signing to follow the reading.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448

Wednesday at 7, the Middletown Rotary Club presents “one book/one middletown”,  a talk by professor of history william johnston about Laura Hillenbrand’s book ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption’
This talk is in Olin Library’s Develin Room on the 2nd floor.

Thursday at 4:30, learn about Pearl Primus, Pioneer in dance, education, anthropology, and African studies, who defied entrenched ideas about both race and art. Her life and legacy are presented with original footage, by Peggy and Murray Schwartz, authors of ‘The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus’. At the Powell Family Cinema on Washington Street. Contact Katja Kolcio, 860-685-3329, for more details.

Friday, Maxwell Tfirn presents his graduate recital, “Pieces from Nature”, in Crowell Concert Hall at 7.
“Pieces from Nature” is an experimental graduate music recital that explores how plants grow throughout music. Music will include works for the piano, cello, computer and video.
Free of charge.

Also on Friday, Shinbone Alley plays Irish-american folk at the buttonwood tree at 8. Saturday at the Buttonwood, bassist Avery Sharp & saxophonist Charles Neville play a set entitled “From New Orleans to New England”
Sunday at 4:30, the Buttonwood hosts their poetry potluck series.
Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike. Almost like a salon, it’s a gathering for discussion and literary conversation using poetry as the focal point.

And Sunday at the Buttonwood, like every week, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
check out www.foodnotbombs.net

Also on Sunday, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are coming to Toad’s Place in New Haven. Tickets are online at toadsplace.com

Passing Time
Guest Curators: Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2, curatorsquared
Friday, January 27 through Sunday, March 4, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm
Gallery Talk at 5:30pm by Judith Hoos Fox
FREE!
Visit the Passing Time website for more information and reflections by faculty.
The multiple and converging meanings of the phrase “passing time”–spending time, time to die–are explored in the evocative imagery of recent art by fourteen international artists working in video, photography, sculpture and works on paper. Some artists turn to sport, some to music; some refer to nature and its rhythms to explore concepts of time–short term, long term and terminating. Others partner with time itself in their making of art. Time is a concept that philosophers and physicists ponder. Time provides a framework that orders, measures and defines. We spend time, we waste it, we keep it; time flies, it drags. It is elastic in its perception–long when we are young, gaining momentum as we age. This exhibition explores the relationship between the time of our life and the time of the eons. The exhibit features works by Rineke Dijkstra (The Netherlands), Shaun Gladwell (Australia), Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Stefana McClure and Bill Viola (United States), among others

Here’s what’s showing in theaters nearby:

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight through wednesday catch the Hitchcock classic, Notorious. No, it’s not about Biggie Smalls, but it is a darkly romantic thriller with erotic undertones. Cary Grant stars as a U.S. agent who must convince the cool-headed agent he has fallen in love with to sleep with the enemy, a Nazi spy. Ingrid Bergman is radiant as the ultimate Hitchcock heroine: blonde, intelligent, and, quite possibly, duplicitous. Sunday, Cinestudio presents a run of the 40th Anniversary screening of the newly restored director’s cut of The Last Picture Show.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, catch showings of this year’s oscar-nominated shorts, animated and live action, through wednesday. Tomorrow is a special showing of The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, with a pre-film discussion with Nicole Dudukovic, a professor of Psychology at Trinity College. This weekend, you can catch showings of both “Outrage” and “Sing Your Song” at Real Art Ways.

At 7 on Wednesday, the Buttonwood Tree on main street presents the Buddhist Film Festival Series – Un Buda.
Un Buda is the feature film debut of director Diego Rafecas, a Zen teacher in Argentina. The film follows two brothers orphaned as children when their parents were taken by the military during the Dirty Wars of the 1970s in Argentina. Tomas is now a drifting and withdrawn young man who experiments with ascetic practices and has an instinctive compassion for others. His older brother Rafael is a university philosophy professor, detached and alone. Their struggles with each other and the world around them in Buenos Aires take a dramatic turn when they find themselves at a rural Zen center.

Now, stay tuned to WESU, because after the Jive, it’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry
From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds. A well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.

at 6, Free Speech Radio News brings your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

6:30, it’s 75% Folk with Michael Benson- A serving of contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews. Bring a big plate.

at 8, Uncle Dad spins Eclectic but dad-friendly sets showcasing funk, soul, R&B and groovy tunes from afropop to electronica in his show, Uncle Dad Air

9:30 The Attention Deficit DJ with Lee
The music of yesterday’s future, today.

at 11, it’s Total Trash with “A”
From stage dives and pile-ons to grudges and misanthropy. Hardcore, youth crew, crust, grind, thrash, powerviolence, emotional whatever, sludge-/black metal and more. 

Midnight comes The Noisy Wheelbarrow with Zach Schonfeld and DJ Meat Pie, merging noise rock and other noise-based music with poetry and verse, highlighting both seminal and up and coming artists who have blended the spoken word with experimental music.

At 1, it’s 600 Pounds of Sin with Maggie
A brew of prog rock, jam band, metal, and the spaces between.

2 am, it’s  Mind the Gap with Tyler 
A music and poetry hybrid, incorporating songs and literary works into shimmering explosions, demanding to be heard

3-4am , Maximum Rock and Roll Radio 
A weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection.

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 jiveat5.blogspot.com (the five is the number five), and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

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Enjoy some Afternoon Jazz, coming right up, and have a very happy valentine’s day tomorrow!

02-10-12 Jive

Good evening. It’s Friday, February 10th, 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, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in. ___________________________________________________________________________________ For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s new website that features the arts/entertainment options available on any given day along with much more for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown. arts2GO.org

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Tonight Oddfellows Playhouse & Hygienic Theater Works present “The King,” starring John Bassinger, with an additional showing Saturday at 7:30. “The King”, conceived and adapted by Basinger, is the story of King Lear, from one man’s perspective – Lear’s. The performances will benefit Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (860) 347-6143 and there may be more online at www.oddfellows.org

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven they have The Great New Haven CD Mix-Up! The Cavemen Go; w/Dialogue from a Silent Film; Farewood • Bring a homemade mix CD, get a homemade mix CD! Saturday at Cafe Nine, Manic Productions Presents: Howlin Rain (members of Comets On Fire); w/D. Charles Speer & The Helix; The Voodoo Fix. Sunday, Roxy Perry’s Traveling Roadhouse Jam anchors the Cafe Nine stage. National recording artist Roxy Perry, a/k/a New York Blues Queen, will be joined in hosting the high-energy jam by different players every week. Roxy’s band welcomes and serves blues and R&B players primarily, but will also back classic rock, jazz players and others. For more information visit www.cafenine.com

Tonight, The Modern Riffs bring an evening of jazz, classic rock and swing to The Buttonwood Tree. The high-energy nine-piece group of experienced musicians and talented high school performers takes the stage at 8. Saturday night The Buttonwood presents Songwriters Showcase with Diane Solomon, Paul Lombardo and Jim Paradis. Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food around 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood & all are welcome. Sunday evening from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Buttonwood kicks off a new event, Coming to the Mic, hosted by Ty Mapp and Chandra Williams that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. All are welcome to participate as performer or audience member. All month you can enjoy “A Woman’s Work” A collection of art quilts and photographs by Lynn C Fisher on display in The Buttonwood gallery. More online at www.buttonwood.org or call (860) 347-4957

Tonight, at 7 and at 10, the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents “Risk!” at the Crowell Concert Hall. Creator Kevin Allison will host two performances of “RISK” featuring a special guest headliner to be announced, as well as members of the Wesleyan community, dropping their “act” and telling their amazing true tales, showing sides of themselves that they never thought they’d dare to share in public.

Friday kicks off Wesleyan’s February organ fete: a mini-festival of organ music featuring some of the top players at Wesleyan. Performances are tonight at 8pm and Saturday at 4pm in Memorial Chapel. Admission is free.

Friday night in East Hampton at Higher Grounds Coffee House at 70 Main Street it’s their weekly open mic – all are welcome. For more information visit Higher Grounds Coffee House on Facebook.

Sunday in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall, flutists Helene Rosenblatt and Peter Standaart, and pianist Neely Bruce, Wesleyan Univ. Professor of Music, will perform a program that includes premieres by Mr. Bruce and composer Martin Bresnick. This concert, at 3pm, is free and open to the public. More can be found online at wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Alturos Duo was originally scheduled to perform South American chamber music featuring the unusual combination of the viola, charango and guitar in the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room at 2 on Saturday. That performance has now been scheduled for Saturday, February 25 at 2pm. More information can be found at russelllibrary.org

This evening at 7:30 you can experience the devotional call and response chanting of Kirtan Yoga at Yoga in Middletown on Main Street with a live ensemble, including Shubalananda, Joesph Getter, and Ashley Flagg. For info call 860.347.YOGA (9642), or email info@yogainmiddletown.com

Center Church, in Hartford, invites you to an evening of Bossa Nova and Poetry, tonight at 7:00 p.m., in the second floor parlor of the Center Church House on Gold Street. This free performance features singer Anna Borges, guitarist Bill Ward, and poets Gretchen Skelley and Van Parker. You can access more information at centerchurchhartford.org

The 16-piece New England Jazz Ensemble will appear on the stage of the Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School on Sunday afternoon at 3. The Concert will feature two guest artists, Giacomo Gates – a Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist, and Ali Ryerson – internationally recognized for her jazz flute. In addition, many of the Middletown jazz greats – historically and presently – will be honored. More can be found online at GreaterMiddletownConcerts.org, or by calling 860 347-4887. ___________________________________________________________________________________ And, if you’re looking for something a little different in film, here’s a glimpse of what you can find in central CT this week.

Tonight and Saturday at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s theater in Hartford, it’s Jason Reitman’s new film Young Adult, featuring Charlize Theron. On Sunday a run of Notorious, directed & produced by Alfred Hitchcock begins.You can get more information at cinestudio.org

And at Real Art Ways in Hartford they are showcasing this year’s Academy Award-nominated short films this weekend and beyond. Also opening the Crime on Screen Series on Sunday at 2pm is: Diabolique w/a post-film discussion with Mitchell Glidden. www.realartways.org___________________________________________________________________________________ And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 The Brittle Diameter
 w/Josh Sharp – 
A varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic. Continuity and cohesion are the watchwords here.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News from The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporters.

At 6:30 until 7pm, listen in to The Middletown Youth Radio Project – A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

From 7pm to 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee – Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee – The Voice of Hartford, featuring local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Spotlighting Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until 11:30pm, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio 
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At 11:30pm until 1am Saturday it’s 
N.E. Tempo with 
DJ Berk
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

At 1am we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave 
until 3am – Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 3, to 4am, it’s the Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry with Bob – The compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

Then, we bring you
 Sing Out! 
from 4 to 5am, on a mission to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics, and to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation.

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 – Traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffe Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara
 – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

If you didn’t get a chance to write down some information for an event mentioned in our jive at five –we’ve published the script for today’s jive online at jiveat5.blogspot.com

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime.

Thanks for listening!