03-19-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, March19th, 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 Ben Michael.

Every Monday night in Middletown, J-Cherry hosts the “ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC  AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, with 7:30pm sign-up, 8:00pm start.  Wednesday In honor of Women’s History Month The Buddhist Faith Fellowship is offering a screening of the film “Blessings” at 7 pm at the Buttonwood tree. Blessings is narrated by Richard Gere, filmed in Tibet, tells the story of 3000 nuns living in the remote nomadic region of Nangchen in Eastern Tibet who practice an ancient yogic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.  Friday night the Buttonwood hosts an Americana Double Bill: with North Carolina’s Humble Tripe and Southenr California’s Carolann Ames. Saturday night, The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul, Singer Betty Harris and the Breaking News Band graces the Buttonwood stage for an 8pm show.  Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.  At 7:30 pm this Sunday Coming to the Mic is a monthly open mic that is filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. More about all of these events online at www.buttonwood.org

Down at Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight,  it’s a weekly night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends Upstairs In the Lilly’s Pad. Wednesday it’s Dubstep night. Thursday at Toad’s, LIVE KAMP ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS PUSHA T. Upstairs in Toad’s Lily Pad on Thursday night you can catch Mimi page. TAUK…plays IN LILLY’S PAD  Friday night.  www.toadsplace.com

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, at 7pm it’s the FISTFUL OF JOKES Comedy Series. Tomorrow at Cafe Nine, Milksop Unsung takes the stage for a night of Americana music. The power Jam banc Dirty Sanchez, plays the Nine Wednesday night. Thursday, the BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES Presents a The Doug Jones Group.  Friday Café Nine presents Thee Duke Robillard Band; w/ Paul Gabriel. Saturday The Nines Weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by George Baker and Friends. Saturday night The Wagon takes the Cafe Nine stage.

Titanium Bar and Lounge in Middletown is now hosting live entertainment 3 night per week. Wednesday’s are local band nights, Thursday features live comedy and Friday is Jazz night. This week you can catch Ed Fast and Conga Bop performing Latin Jazz. more online at www.titaniumlounge.com
 

Thursday night, Hip Hop artist, Blacastan performs at Sully’s pub in Hartford. Friday night Broken Glow takes the stage at Sully’s. Saturday night Pickpocket, The Hempsteadys, and Hooks & Sinkers make for a night of Punk Rock at Sully’s. www.sullyspub.com
This Saturday at 11am The Mac 650 Gallery in Middletown opens their gallery show, THE ART OF SPEED II open through March 31. This is a Hot Rod and Custom car Culture Art show featuring 80+ pieces from more than 40 artists from around the globe.  There will be a closing Reception March 31st from noon -5pm. The MAC 650 Art Gallery is located at: 650 Main Street in Middletown more info on this event and other upcoming events can be found at: MAC650 Art Gallery
This Saturday at 3pm there is a Family Dance at Vinnie’s on Main Street in Middletown including accessible, energizing, and interactive dances for folks of all ages. There will be circle dances, snakes, trios, and more! *This is ideal for kids over age 5, but little ones are welcome to come try it anyway! http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com 
Acclaimed blues singer/songwriter Guy Davis performs at the Kate in Old Saybrook this Saturday. More online at www.katherinehepburntheater.org
 
This Sunday and occurring on the last Sunday each month at 10 am, Diane & Dave Downs perform their “Nouveau Croon” at Brew Bakers on Main St in Middletown.  The acoustic duet perform popular American music from the 1930′s, 40′s, 50′s, 60′s and into the 21st Century.

Now here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:
Wednesday In honor of Women’s History Month The Buddhist Faith Fellowship is offering a screening of the film “Blessings” at 7 pm at the Buttonwood tree. Blessings is narrated by Richard Gere, filmed in Tibet, tells the story of 3000 nuns living in the remote nomadic region of Nangchen in Eastern Tibet who practice an ancient yogic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

tonight and tomorrow, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, is showing a newly restored 35mm film print of the 1977 French Film: The Devil, Probably. Wednesday Cinestudio begins a run of:  Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy, the adaptation of the classic spy novel of Cold War deception and betrayal. Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of Pariah, the coming of age story of an African American lesbian girl in Brooklyn. www.cinestudio.org


Through Thursday this week, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of the new animated film Chico and Rita, about two talented musicians who venture from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas to unite in music and love.  Through Thursday, Real art Ways is also showing Bullhead, a drama set in the world of illegal bovine steroids and hormones and mafioso meat trade deals. Tomorrow (Tues) night Real Art Ways Science on Screen series presents Awakenings with Robert Deniro and Robin Williams with a Pre-film discussion with John Salamone, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at UConn. More online at www.realartways.org

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming here on 88.1 FMWESU Middletown.

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 Michael Benson filling in for Michael Benson 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!

At 9:30 Its everyone’s favorite Attention Deficit DJ. Lee bringing us the sounds of yesterday’s future today.
At midnight DJ AWOL presents an hour of loud rock and roll on A Hate Supreem.

at 1:00am 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.

03-16-12 Jive

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:

Now through Sunday, the Middletown Board of Education presents the annual Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition, in Wesleyan’s  Zilkha Gallery. This show features hundreds of pieces of art created by Middletown youth grades K-12. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information and gallery hours, please visit wesleyan.edu/cfa/galleries.html

Titanium Lounge on Main Street in Middletown is kicking off a new series of weekly live music events. The Jazz Series launches tonight from 8 to 11 p.m. with renowned trombonist Steve Davis and his quintet featuring, alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Joe Farnsworth. The quintet is followed by a “Late Night Jazz Jam” featuring guitarist Andrew Renfroe and bassist Alex Tremblay from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. For information call: 860-788-2419.

At The Buttonwood Tree tonight at 8, songwriters Anitra Brooks and Eric Kuhn perform as the “Two of Us”, doing some songs by him, some by her, some by both, and some by others. Saturday, at 8 there’s an Irish FUNraiser at The Buttonwood, with Irish storytelling, Celtic tunes and baked treats from O’Rourke’s Diner.  On Sundays, Food Not Bombs shares food right around 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood and all are welcome.  At 4pm this Sunday, you can catch the Monthly Poetry Potluck, an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. Later Sunday Evening, at 7, it’s a release party for Gale B Garduner’s new album ”‘Welcome Home’, a ‘journey thru genres’. Gale will be joined by special guests playing hammer dulcimer, mandolin, and penny whistle, with spoken word over piano. More information about all of these events can be found at buttonwood.org

This Saturday here in Middletown from 11-1 at The Green Street Arts Center, The Community Music initiative offers KIDBOP – the Kids Incredibly Daring Bird Orchestra Project with special guest Michael Pestel followed by a potluck lunch. The event is FREE and open to all ages and music skill levels. For more information call NEAT at 860 346 4845 or visit www.neatmiddletown.org/cmi

This Saturday ArtFarm presents a Hands-On Workshop in Starting your Vegetable Garden from Seeds led by Eleanor Poole and Sioux Wimler from 2 – 5 pm at 218 Jackson Hill Road, in Middlefield. For details visit www.art-farm.org

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, Leila Crockett and Lipgloss Crisis make for a night of Burlesque. Saturday’s afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi.  Saturday night brings “A”,  the annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre at Café Nine, featuring some New York City Punk Rock heavyweight legends: Manitoba, with Dead City and Jacques Le Coque.  Sunday Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School returns to Cafe Nine! First pose at 4 p.m. Learn more at cafenine.comAt Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford tonight at 9, AJ Jansen plays rockin’ country, and on Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood take the stage for more blues. Check out blackeyedsallys.com for details.

The acclaimed Matthew Shipp Trio performs avant-garde jazz Saturday at 8 at Real Art Ways. Check out realartways.org for details.

Tonight The Small Town Concert Series presents their 3rd annual Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry featuring the songs of the Carter Family years at The Kate on Main St in Old Saybrook at 8pm.  For info visit www.katherinehepburntheater.org 
 

Saturday night, Michael Cleary Band plays Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille

9:30pm 1320 Boston Post Road in Madison, call 203-318-8362


Now here’s a look at what’s happening in the world of alternative cinema in Central CT this week.

Showing on Real Art Way’s Silver Screen tonight is Chico and Rita, an animated feature about how music and romantic desire unite a talented pianist and a beautiful singer.  Also Real Art Ways kicks off a run of Bullhead, a drama set in the world of illegal bovine steroids and hormones and mafioso meat trade deals. Sunday Real Art Ways’ Crime on Screen series presents Silence of the Lambs at 2 PM followed by a Post-film discussion with Mitchell Glidden. Tickets, show times and more at www.realartways.org

Tonight through Saturday, Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater in Hartford starts their run of “The Descendants”, in which George Clooney plays the wealthy scion of a Hawaiian royal family who discovers, after his wife is injured in a boating accident, that he knows little to nothing about his 10- and 17-year-old daughters, and clumsily tries to reconnect with them. Visit cinestudio.org for a complete listing.
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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

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’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday March 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 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 tuning in.

Now through Sunday, the Middletown Board of Education presents the annual Middletown public schools art exhibition, in Wesleyan’s  Zilkha Gallery. This show features hundreds of pieces of art created by Middletown youth grades K-12. Admission is Free and open to the public. on. For more information and gallery hours, please visit online wesleyan.edu/cfa/galleries.html

Titanium Lounge on Main Street in Middletown is kicking off a new series of weekly live music events. Tonight  features live comedy and Friday nights are for live Jazz.  The Jazz series launches this Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. with renown trombonist Steve Davis and his quintet featuring, alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Joe Farnsworth. The quintet is followed by “Late Night Jazz Jam” featuring guitarist Andrew Renfroe and bassist Alex Tremblay from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. for Information call: 860-788-2419.
 
Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, The Field Recordings play Noise pop and experimental stoner rock. Friday, Leila Crockett and Lipgloss Crisis make for a night of Burlesque at Cafe Nine. Saturday’s,  afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by host Tony Dioguardi  this week.  Saturday night brings “A”,  the annual ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASSACRE at Café Nine, featuring some New York City Punk Rock heavyweight legends MANITOBA, with Dead City and JACQUES LE COQUE.  Sunday Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School returns to Cafe Nine! First pose at 4 p.m. Check out more at Cafenine.com
 
Tonight at real arts ways in hartford, is the third of the month and Brings Real Art Ways monthly Creative Cocktail hr offering a view of the current Gallery shows and a glimpse at this year’s upcoming Annual Odd Ball fundraiser.

At The Buttonwood Tree Friday night at 8, Songwriters Anitra Brooks and Eric Kuhn perform “Two of us”, doing some songs by him, some by her, some by both, and some by others. Saturday, at 8 there’s an Irish FUNraiser at the buttonwood, with Irish storytelling, Celtic tunes and baked treats from O’Rourke’s Diner.  On Sundays, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.  At 4pm this Sunday,  you can catch the Monthly Poetry Potluck, an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. Later Sunday Evening, at 7, It’s a release party for Gale B Garduner’s new album ”‘Welcome Home’, a ‘journey thru genres’. Gale will be joined by special guests playing hammer dulcimer, mandolin, and penny whistle, with spoken word over piano.  More information about all of these events can be found at Buttonwood.org 
  

At Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford  Friday night at 9, AJ Jansen plays rockin’ country, and on Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood take the stage for more blues. Check out more at blackeyedsallys.com  for details.

The acclaimed Matthew Shipp Trio performs avant-garde jazz Saturday at 8 at Real Art Ways. Check out realartways.org for details.

Friday Night The Small Town Concert Series presents their 3rd annual Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry featuring the songs of the Carter Family years. at The Kate on Main St in Old Saybrook at 8pm.  for info visit www.katherinehepburntheater.org 
 

Saturday,night Michael Cleary Band plays Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille
9:30pm 1320 Boston Post Road Madison Ct 06443 203-318-8362 Price: free

This Saturday here in Middletown from 11-1 at The Green Street Arts Center, The Community Music initiative offers KIDBOP – the Kids Incredibly Daring Bird Orchestra Project with special guest Michael Pestel. Followed by a potluck lunch. The event is FREE and open to all ages and music skill levels. For more information call NEAT at 860 346 4845 or visit www.neatmiddletown.org/cmi
 

This Saturday Art Farm presents A Hands-On workshop in Starting your Vegetable Garden from Seeds Led by Eleanor Poole and Sioux Wimler from 2 – 5 pm at 218 Jackson Hill Road, in Middlelfield. For details visit www.art-farm.org

Now here’s a look at what’s happening in the world of alternative cinema in Central CT this week.

Showing on Real Art Way’s Silver Screen through Friday is Chico and Rita, an animated feature about how music and romantic desire unite a talented pianist and a beautiful singer.  Friday Real Art Ways kicks off a run of Bullhead a drama set in the world of illegal bovine steroids and hormones and mafioso meat trade deals. Sunday Real Art Ways’ Crime on Screen series presents Silence of the Lambs at 2 PM followed by a Post-film discussion with Mitchell Glidden. Tickets, show times and more at www.realartways.org

Tonight through Saturday, Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater in Hartford starts their run of “The Descendants”, in which George Clooney plays the wealthy scion of a Hawaiian royal family who discovers, after his wife is injured in a boating accident, that he knows little to nothing about his 10- and 17-year-old daughters, and clumsily tries to reconnect with them.


Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming hereon 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.
Following the Jive at Five ,  Rob DeRosa  presents the best crop of Connecticut-connected music on HomeGrown.

at 6pm Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network is 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.

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

at 8pm it’s a special 3 hr Spring Break of Evening Jazz with Bill Denert – Where hearing is the best experience.  Join Bill for a broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

At 10:30 DJ Matcha fills in for the Alphabet Soup crew.

at 11:30pm all aboard for Flight 881 with Captain Q – which is 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! Each week Flight 881 is going to a new country to check out what music scenes are happening with a focus on contemporary world music, including Bhagra from India, Afro-Beat, and Brazillian funk.
At 1am WESU presents a radio documentary on the later great king of Reggae BobMarley.

at 3am, Sunspot loops with Rick Reaction invites you to explore what’s new in the world and not get bogged down with hype.

 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

03-14-12 jive

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

Here in Middletown tonight at 8, The Buttonwood hosts an evening of Belly Dance with Evening Oasis. Friday at 8, Songwriters Anitra Brooks and Eric Kuhn perform “Two of us”, doing some songs by him, some by her, some by both, and some by others. Saturday, at 8 there’s an Irish FUNraiser at the buttonwood, with Irish storytelling, Celtic tunes and baked treats from O’Rourke’s Diner.  On Sundays, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.  At 4pm this Sunday,  you can catch the Monthly Poetry Potluck, an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. Later Sunday Evening, at 7, It’s a release party for Gale B Garduner’s new album ”‘Welcome Home’, a ‘journey thru genres’. Gale will be joined by special guests playing hammer dulcimer, mandolin, and penny whistle, with spoken word over piano.  More information about all of these events can be found at Buttonwood.org 

Now through Sunday, the Middletown Board of Education presents the annual Middletown public schools art exhibition, in Wesleyan’s  Zilkha Gallery. This show features hundreds of pieces of art created by Middletown youth grades K-12. Admission is Free and open to the public. on. For more information and gallery hours, please visit online wesleyan.edu/cfa/galleries.html

Tonight at 7, the General Mansfield House on Main Street in Middletown is opening a display of World War II artifacts, along with a reception to honor veterans for their service. The display will be up through the Spring. This is a ‘One Book, One Middletown’ event, exploring themes in the book selected for 2012, ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,’ by Laura Hillenbrand. Call 860.346.0746 for more info.

Tune to WESU at 4 pm on Thursday for a conversation with members of local jazz vocal trio, Vintage Vox, on River Valley Rhythms with host Stephan Allison.

Wednesday, Manic Productions presents a free show by shoegazers-turned-indie-metal pioneers, Constants, along with Cold Snap, at Bar in New Haven. Check out manicproductions.org for information about this show and others in central connecticut.

Tonight at Black Eyed Sally’s night club in Hartford you can catch STEVE BALKUN  host of Sally’s weekly BLUES JAM. Friday at 9 on the Sally’s stage AJ Jansen plays rockin’ country, and on Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood take the stage for more blues. Check out more at blackeyedsallys.com  for details.

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven,DIE HIPSTER Presents UNPUNKED, featuring local punk rock bands gone acoustic. Thursday, The Field Recordings play Noise pop and experimental stoner rock. Friday, Leila Crockett and Lipgloss Crisis make for a night of Burlesque at Cafe Nine. Saturday’s,  afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by host Tony Dioguardi  this week.  Saturday night brings “A”,  the annual ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASSACRE at Café Nine, featuring some New York City Punk Rock heavyweight legends MANITOBA, with Dead City and JACQUES LE COQUE.  Sunday Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School returns to Cafe Nine! First pose at 4 p.m. Check out more at Cafenine.com

Titanium Lounge on Main Street in Middletown is kicking off a new series of weekly live music events. Tonight is local band night, Thursdays feature live comedy and Friday nights are for live Jazz.  The Jazz series launches this Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. with renown trombonist Steve Davis and his quintet featuring, alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Joe Farnsworth. launches a new “Friday night Live Jazz Series” Friday at the. The quintet is followed by “Late Night Jazz Jam” featuring guitarist Andrew Renfroe and bassist Alex Tremblay from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. for Information call: 860-788-2419.
 Tonight at real arts ways in hartford, catch Inescapable Rythms, a poetry reading double-feature involving an English-to-English translation, during which two poets — Joanna Solfrian and Inescapable Rhythms host, Kristin Kostick — will interpret and re-write each other’s poems and read them aloud. This Thursday is the third of the month and Brings Real Art Ways monthly Creative Cocktail hr offering a view of the current Gallery shows and a glimpse at this year’s upcoming Annual Odd Ball fundraiser.

The acclaimed Matthew Shipp Trio performs avant-garde jazz Saturday at 8 at Real Art Ways. Check out realartways.org for details.

Friday Night The Small Town Concert Series presents their 3rd annual Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry featuring the songs of the Carter Family years. at The Kate on Main St in Old Saybrook at 8pm.  for info visit www.katherinehepburntheater.org 
This Saturday here in Middletown from 11-1 at The Green Street Arts Center, The Community Music initiative offers KIDBOP – the Kids Incredibly Daring Bird Orchestra Project with special guest Michael Pestel. Followed by a potluck lunch. The event is FREE and open to all ages and music skill levels. For more information call NEAT at 860 346 4845 or visit www.neatmiddletown.org/cmi
This Saturday Art Farm presents A Hands-On workshop in Starting your Vegetable Garden from Seeds Led by Eleanor Poole and Sioux Wimler from 2 – 5 pm at 218 Jackson Hill Road, in Middlelfield. For details visit www.art-farm.org

Now here’s a look at what’s happening in the world of alternative cinema in Central CT this week.

Showing on Real Art Way’s Silver Screen through Friday is Chico and Rita, an animated feature about how music and romantic desire unite a talented pianist and a beautiful singer.  Friday Real Art Ways kicks off a run of Bullhead a drama set in the world of illegal bovine steroids and hormones and mafioso meat trade deals. Sunday Real Art Ways’ Crime on Screen series presents Silence of the Lambs at 2 PM followed by a Post-film discussion with Mitchell Glidden. Tickets, show times and more at www.realartways.org

Tonight through Saturday, Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater in Hartford starts their run of “The Descendants”, in which George Clooney plays the wealthy scion of a Hawaiian royal family who discovers, after his wife is injured in a boating accident, that he knows little to nothing about his 10- and 17-year-old daughters, and clumsily tries to reconnect with them.

Now here’s the rundown of tonight’s programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive at Five, it’s 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.

From 6-6:30pm Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network takes the air. It’s
your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

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

Starting at 8 and running until 9:30pm, it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

From 9:30 until 11pm, it’s Smorgasbord with DJ Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance..

Starting at 11pm til 230am it’s 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.

From 1230-2am, it’s Beats with Dylan Bostick
Hip-hop. Electro. Techno. UK bass. Music that makes you groove.

In the wee hours from  2-3am it’s 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.

From 3-4am, it’s Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat
Search and Recover scours the world of music to find as many versions of a single song as possible. Join the exploration of the modern musical standards!

The BBC World News kicks on at 4 and we begin tomorrow’s programing 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 Needle Drop.

03-13-12 Jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, 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 Ben Michael

Here in Middletown tomorrow/Wednesday at 8, the Buttonwood hosts an evening of Belly Dance with Evening Oasis. Friday at 8, Songwriters Anitra Brooks and Eric Khun perform “Two of us”, doing some songs by him, some by her, some by them both, and some by others. Saturday, at 8 there’s an Irish FUNraiser at the buttonwood, with Irish storytelling, Celtic tunes and baked treats from O’Rourke’s Diner.  On Sundays, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.  At 4pm this Sunday,  you can catch the Monthly Poetry Potluck, an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. Later Sunday Evening, at 7, It’s a release party for Gale B Garduner’s new album ”‘Welcome Home’, a ‘journey thru genres’. Gale will be joined by special guests playing hammer dulcimer, mandolin, and penny whistle, with spoken word over piano.  More information about all of these events at www. Buttonwood.org  

now through Sunday, The Middletown Board of Education presents the annual Middletown public schools art exhibition, in Wesleyan’s  Zilkha Gallery. This show features hundreds of pieces of art created by Middletown youth grades K-12. Admission is Free and open to the public. on. For more information and gallery hours, please visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/galleries.html

This Wednesday at 7, the General Mansfield House on Main Street in Middletown is opening a display of World War II artifacts, along with a reception to honor veterans for their service. The display will be up through the Spring. This is a ‘One Book, One Middletown’ event, exploring themes in the book selected for 2012, ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,’ by Laura Hillenbrand. Call 860.346.0746 for more info.

Tune to WESU at 4 pm on Thursday for a conversation with members of local jazz vocal trio, Vintage Vox, on River Valley Rhythms with host Stephan Allison.

Wednesday, Manic Productions presents a free show by shoegazers-turned-indie-metal pioneers, Constants, along with Cold Snap, at Bar in New Haven. Check out www.manicproductions.orgfor information about this show and others in central connecticut.

Tonight at Black Eyed Sally’s night club in Hartford you can catch The Other Orchestra, an 18 piece big band jazz ensemble. Wednesday, its STEVE BALKUN  host Sally’s weekly BLUES JAM. Friday at 9 on the Sally’s stage AJ Jansen plays rockin’ country, and on Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood take the stage for more blues. Check out www.blackeyedsallys.com  for details.

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven  there’s s a punk rock showcase with Pickpocket, West Rockers, and Sadplant. Wednesday DIE HIPSTER Presents UNPUNKED, featuring local punk rock bands gone acoustic. Thursday, The Field Recordings play Noise pop and experimental stoner rock. Friday, Leila Crockett and Lipgloss Crisis make for a night of Burlesque at Cafe Nine. Saturday’s,  afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by host Tony Dioguardi  this week.  Sat night brings A the annual ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASSACRE at to Café Nine, featuring some New York City Punk Rock heavyweight legends MANITOBA, with Dead City and JACQUES LE COQUE.  Sunday Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School returns to Cafe Nine! First pose at 4 p.m.
Check out more at www.Cafenine.com

 
Titanium Lounge o Main Street in Middletown is kicking off a new series of weekly live music events. Wednesdays is local band night, Thursdays feature live comedy and Friday nights are for live Jazz.  The Jazz series launches this Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. with renown trombonist Steve Davis and his quintet featuring, alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Joe Farnsworth. launches a new “Friday night Live Jazz Series” Friday at the. The quintet is followed by “Late Night Jazz Jam” featuring guitarist Andrew Renfroe and bassist Alex Tremblay from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. for Information call: 860-788-2419.
 Wednesday, at real arts ways in hartford, catch Inescapable Rythms, a poetry reading double-feature involving an English-to-English translation, during which two poets — Joanna Solfrian and Inescapable Rhythms host, Kristin Kostick — will interpret and re-write each other’s poems and read them aloud. This Thursday is the third of the month and Brings Real Art Ways monthly Creative Cocktail hr offering a view of the current Gallery shows and a glimpse at this year’s upcoming Annual Odd Ball fundraiser.
The acclaimed Matthew Shipp Trio performs avant-garde jazz Saturday at 8 at Real Art Ways. www.realartways.org for details.
Friday Night The Small Town Concert Series presents their 3rdannual Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry featuring the songs of the Carter Family years. at The Kate on Main St in Old Saybrook at 8pm.  for info visit www.katherinehepburntheater.org 
This Saturday here in Middletown from 11-1 at The Green Street Arts Center, The Community Music initiative offers KIDBOP – the Kids Incredibly Daring Bird Orchestra Project with special guest Michael Pestel. Followed by a potluck lunch. The event is FREE and open to all ages and music skill levels. For more information call NEAT at 860 346 4845 or visit www.neatmiddletown.org/cmi
This Saturday Art Farm presents A Hands-On workshop in Starting your Vegetable Garden from Seeds Led by Eleanor Poole and Sioux Wimler from 2 – 5 pm at 218 Jackson Hill Road, in Middlelfield. For details visit www.art-farm.org
Now here’s a look at what’s happening in the world of alternative cinema in Central CT this week.
Showing on Real Art Way’s Silver Screen through Friday is Chico and Rita, an animated feature about how music and romantic desire unite a talented pianist and a beautiful singer.  Friday Real Art Ways kicks off a run of Bullhead a drama set in the world of illegal bovine steroids and hormones and mafioso meat trade deals. Sunday Real Art Ways’ Crime on Screen series presents Silence of the Lambs at 2 PM followed by a Post-film discussion with Mitchell Glidden.Tickets, show times and more at www.realartways.org

Tonight Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater in Hartford, ends their run of RICHARD III, a new addition to the works of Shakespeare on film set in the 1930s, as the British upper class flirts with fascism starring Ian McKellen’s.  Wednesday through Saturday at Cinestudio, it’s The Descendants, in which George Clooney plays the wealthy scion of a Hawaiian royal family who discovers, after his wife is injured in a boating accident, that he knows little to nothing about his 10- and 17-year-old daughters, and clumsily tries to reconnect with them.

Now here’s the rundown of tonight’s programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming hereon 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Right after the Jive, it’s The Melting Pot, where your host Kevin Lee plays a free form mix of old favorites, deep tracks and unheard delights across genres from Rock to Jazz, Folk to Funk, Global to Local, Acoustic and Electric.

at 6, it’s Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News. 
at 6:30-8pm – J- Cherry presents Voice of the City featuring live local arts and artists across all genres.
From 8-930pm, Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, presents 90 minutes of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, and other music that has a roots influence.
At 930pm It’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who’s got a song in his my 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 1am DJ B and DJ Stella, hosts of ‘City Spotlight’ hold down the fort until 4am. Their show features the musical talents of a new city each week, 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!

March 12, 2012 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.

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.
Wednesday at 8, the Buttonwood hosts an evening of Belly Dance with traditional dance and music from company The Evening Oasis. Friday at 8, Anitra Brooks and Eric Khun performs “Two of us”, doing some songs by him, some by her, some by them both, and some by others.

Saturday, at 8 its an Irish FUNraiser at the buttonwood, with Irish storytelling, Celtic tunes and baked treats from O’Rourke’s Diner

Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help them prepare the vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. At 4 on sunday, Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works, and later on sunday, at 7, It’s a release party for Gale B Garduner’s new album ”‘Welcome Home’, a ‘journey thru genres’. Gale will be joined by special guests playing hammer dulcimer, mandolin, and penny whistle, with spoken word over piano.  More information about all of these events at www. Buttonwood.org

The Middletown Board of Education presents a middletown public schools art exhibition, up  at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on the Wesleyan UNiversity campus through sunday. Free admission. For more information and gallery hours, please visit the

Department at Middlesex Community College is welcoming back one of its students who also is an art collector and “accidental art detective,” Elizabeth Maxwell-Garner, to deliver a free lecture on “new secrets in dürer’s art”, tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Chapman Hall, Room 808 . Find out more at http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/

the General Mansfield House on main street displays World War II artifacts, along with a reception to honor veterans for their service this Wednesday at 7. The display will be up through the Spring. This is a ‘One Book, One Middletown’ event, exploring themes in the book selected for 2012, ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,’ by Laura Hillenbrand. Call 860.346.0746 for more.

Tune to WESU at 4 pm on Thursday for a conversation with members of local jazz vocal trio, Vintage Vox, on River Valley Rhythms.
River Valley Rhythms is a weekly radio program hosted by Stephan Allison on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. over the airwaves and online from non-commercial radio station WESU 88.1fm here in Middletown. Weekly shows are archived at River Valley Rhythms and may be downloaded at your convenience.

Wednesday, Manic Productions presents a free show by shoegazers-turned-indie-metal pioneers, Constants, along with Cold Snap, at Bar in New Haven, at 254 Crown Street
check out manicproductions.org for information about this show and others in central connecticut.

This week there are a number of shows at Black Eyed Sally’s club and restaurant at 350 Asylum St in Hartford. Monday at 8, it’s Sally’s weekly Jazz Jam. On tuesdays Other Orchestra, an 18 piece big band jazz ensemble. The band is comprised of some of Central Connecticuts finest jazz musicians. Wednesday, its STEVE BALKUN BLUES JAM, with an open sign up for all ages at 8:30. Friday at 9 on the Sally’s stage AJ Jansen plays little rockin’ country, and on Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood burn up the East Coast with his famous fret work. Check out blackeyedsallys.com for details on all of these events.

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven is a Belly Dancing Exhibition and Class with the Ladies of Circus Delecti at 7, with a March Madness Late Night Happy Hour later at 10. Tomorrow at 9, its a punk rock showcase with Pickpocket; w/ West Rockers;Sadplant. Wednesday
DIE HIPSTER Presents UNPUNKED, featuring local punk rock luminaries stripped down to acoustic guitar and vocals. Thursday The Field Recordings play Noise pop and experimental stoner rock. Friday, Leila Crockett and Lipgloss Crisis plays Happy Hour at Cafe Nine, and saturday, its an Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Tony Dioguardi before A ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASSACRE at 9, featuring some New York City Punk Rock heavyweight legends. You will not need green beer and stupid green plastic hats to get your Irish up. Sunday–what do you get when you combine beer, live models, comedy and figure drawing? Come find out for yourself as Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School returns to Cafe Nine! First pose at 4 p.m.
Check out more at Cafenine.com

wednesday, at real arts ways in hartford, catch Inescapable Rythms, a poetry reading double-feature involving an English-to-English translation, during which two poets — Joanna Solfrian and Inescapable Rhythms host, Kristin Kostick — will interpret and re-write each other’s poems and read them aloud.
Matthew Shipp Trio performs avant-garde jazz Saturday at 8 at Real Art Ways.
Showing on Real Art Way’s Silver Screen through wednesday this week is Chico and Rita, an animated feature about how music and romantic desire unite a talented pianist and a beautiful singer, as their journey takes them from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. Tickets, showtimes and more at realartways.org

Showing at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater in Hartford, RICHARD III plays tonight and tomorrow. RICHARD III is a new, very successful addition to the works of Shakespeare on film. Set in the 1930s, as the British upper class flirts with fascism, Ian McKellen’s Richard III is a magnetic would-be leader who walks the edge between madness and evil. Wednesday through Saturday at Cinestudio, its The Descendants, in which George Clooney plays the wealthy scion of a Hawaiian royal family who discovers, after his wife is injured in a boating accident, that he knows little to nothing about his 10- and 17-year-old daughters, and clumsily tries to reconnect with them.

Thanks Zach, I’m Ben Michael with the rundown of tonight’s programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.

Right 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.



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

at 8pm fasten your seat belt for a very special 4 hour marathon of The Attention Deficit DJ with Lee
. Whe you can enjoy the music of yesterday’s future, today until midnight. 

After DJ otto Nation is inthe house with an eclectic mix of neww music  until 3am when it’s time for 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 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.

Enjoy some Afternoon Jazz, coming right up!

March 9, 2012 Jive

Good evening. It’s Friday, March 9th, 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 at the Buttonwood Tree, Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard will perform their Grammy Award-winning Neo Urban Traditional music at 8PM. Saturday at 8, The John Funkhouser Trio will be playing all original music and Sunday at 4 it’s an afternoon Double Bill featuring EMILY HURD / ORICE JENKINS. Chicago-based songwriter and pianist, Emily Hurd, plays folk-pop songs that tell stories of old-fashioned love and its bittersweet triumph, and the Hartford jazz pianist ORICE JENKINS premiers his never-before-seen folk side. For more information about all of these Buttonwood events, call 860.347.4957 or go to buttonwood.org

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.more atwww.foodnotbombs.net

The 13th annual DanceMasters Weekend Showcase Performance will feature dancers and choreography from three outstanding companies: Garth Fagan Dance, Pilobolus, and Camille A. Brown. This Saturday at 8 in Wesleyan university’s CFA theater. check out http://www.wesleyan.edu/dancemasters for details.

Opening Saturday at 1pm, with the opening reception from 5 to 7pm, is the 31st annual Middletown Public Schools K-12 Art Show in the Ezra & Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University. The show runs through Mar. 18. Visit arts2go.org for more details.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight The Kooks headline, with Morning Parade and Yawn also livening up the bill. And tonight, at Lilly’s Pad in Toad’s Place, AFTON presents a local showcase with eight bands, including — but not limited to — Sean O’Reilly, Century Old Stunners, The Condescending Foxes, The Blacksheep Collective, and Meet Emily. For tickets, band info, show age restrictions, ad more, head to www.toadsplace.com

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, at Happy Hour, Christina Santore plays cover songs on banjo and at 9, Connecticut’s premiere women’s flat track roller derby league comes to the Cafe, and Bands and DJs will entertain. All proceeds go directly to CT roller girls league expenses. Their website is cafenine.com

NEXT Friday, the 16th, at the Kate in Old Saybrook, The Small Town Concert Series presents a Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry: The Carter Family Years. Included are some classic Hank Williams and Jimmy Rodgers songs, thrown in for good measure. Amalgamated Muck performs, along with Clayton Allen, Paul Neri, Dana Takaki, and David “Bobo” Lavorgna. For tickets and more info go to TheKate.org or call 860.510.0453. 

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

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, tonight and Saturday, catch the academy award winner Hugo. There is a special showing at 10p tonight of Miss Representation, a documentary exposing how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Then on Sunday, Cinestudio begins a run of Shakespeare’s Richard III with Ian McClellan, set in the 1930s, as the British upper class flirts with fascism. Visit cinestudio.org for a complete listing.

This weekend at Real Art Ways in Hartford, catch animated film Chico and Rita, about two talented musicians who venture from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas to unite in music and love. Also Real Art Ways continues showing The Innkeepers. Tickets, trailers and more at 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 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!