Friday, March 8th Jive

JIVE for FRIDAY, March 9th
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. Thanks for making WESU your listener- supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m (your name here).
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 outhttp://www.wesleyan.edu/dancemasters for 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.
NEXT Friday at the Kate, March 16th, 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 The Kate.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 through thursday is Pina, a Wim Wenders documentary of Pina Bausch’s dance company perform her works on the stage, and then follow as they dance on city streets, on trams, and in fields, mixing their glorious art with the pulse of everyday life. Friday through the weekend, catch the academy award winner Hugo, an animated film about is a 12-year-old orphan who secretly lives in a Paris  railway station and befriends a mysterious toymaker, who turns out to be a forgotten pioneer of filmmaking, Georges Méliès.
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.
Now stay tuned, here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight in our new spring 2012 line-up:
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.
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 and check out the Brittle Diameter with DJ Josh Sharp — next!

Thursday’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday, March 8th, 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.

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree, its writers out loud at the buttonwood tree, when six phenomenal storytellers sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Come launch your literary craft to the next level and with ongoing, peer-to-peer critique and networking opportunities. Thursday at 7 Friday at the Buttonwood, Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard will perform their grammy Award-winning Neo Urban Traditional music at 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 at www.foodnotbombs.net

Tonight at 7:00 pm in the Russell LIbrary’s Hubbard Room. The Middlesex County Historical Society presents Rick Spencer, who performs“Songs of the War of 1812”. For more information about Russell LIbrary events and classes, log on to www.russelllibrary.org

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.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tomorrow it’s Dubstep night, featuring  DJ HighLife & DJ JiggaWompz. Thursday at Toad’s, Manic Productions presents Cheap Girls, with The Sidekicks, New Year’s Revolution, and Dagwood. Thursday, Toad’s hosts a local rock with eight bands, and Friday The Kooks take the Toad’s stage. For tickets, band info, show age restrictions, ad more, head to www.toadsplace.com

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, Felicious performs with featured violinist Jerald Daemyon. Wedensday, HADOUKEN Presents Local Bang-A-Rang Series for a night of metal, mayhem, parodies and snacks.Thursday Dex Romweber Duo plays psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk with guests ORBO & The Longshots, a rock&roll/americana band from Norway.
Friday 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 girlsleague expenses.

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

at Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, tonight through thursday is Pina, a Wim Wenders documentary of Pina Bausch’s dance company perform her works on the stage, and then follow as they dance on city streets, on trams, and in fields, mixing their glorious art with the pulse of everyday life. Friday through the weekend, catch the academy award winner Hugo, an animated film about is a 12-year-old orphan who secretly lives in a Paris  railway station and befriends a mysterious toymaker, who turns out to be a forgotten pioneer of filmmaking, Georges Méliès.

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.

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

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 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 9:30 tune in for Bridging the Gap with JBrent – a show that explores 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.

Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze at 10:30 is an anti-genre, request-based show where the hosts randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter.

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 Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder  – is an eclectic assortment of instrumental music from all genres and generations.

from 2:00-3:00am Undercover with DJ Becca who says 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.

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

March 7 2012 Jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, March 7th, 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!

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street, the Emile Deleon group has a jazz jam, with warm and accomplished veterans of improvisational musical art and scions of the Jazz tradition. They invite you to come out and be part of the “process” at 7pm.

Thursday at 7pm, its writers out loud at the buttonwood tree, when six phenomenal storytellers sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Come launch your literary craft to the next level and with ongoing, peer-to-peer critique and networking opportunities.

Friday at the Buttonwood, Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard will perform their grammy Award-winning Neo Urban Traditional music at at 8PM.

Saturday at 8 The John Funkhouser Trio will be playing all original music and on Sunday at 4 it’s an afternoon Double Bill featuring EMILY HURD and 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. All are welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. More can be found atfoodnotbombs.net

Tonight from 7 to 8:30, the Russel Library hosts a Book Discussion in the Hubbard Room with Hedda Kopf about ‘Old Filth’, by Jane Gardam.

Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Hubbard Room, the Middlesex County Historical Society presents Rick Spencer, who will perform “Songs of the War of 1812”
For more information about Russell LIbrary events and classes, log on to russelllibrary.org

On Thursday there will be two performances on the Wesleyan campus of “The Bill of Rights: Ten Amendments in Eight Motets”,sung by Festival Harmony and Wesleyan Singers, with assisting instrumentalists, and conducted by the composer Neely Bruce. at the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel at 3:15 and at 4:15 p.m. Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia will be in attendance at the earlier performance. For more information, go to wesleyan.edu/cfa.

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/dancemastersfor details.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight it’s Dubstep night, featuring  DJ HighLife & DJ JiggaWompz. Thursday at Toad’s, Manic Productions presents Cheap Girls, with The Sidekicks, New Year’s Revolution, and Dagwood. Thursday, Toad’s hosts a local rock with eight bands, and Friday The Kooks take the Toad’s stage. For tickets, band info, show age restrictions, and more, head to toadsplace.com

Thursday Dex Romweber Duo plays psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk with guests ORBO & The Longshots, a rock&roll/americana band from Norway.

Friday at Happy Hour, Christina Santore plays cover songs on banjo and at 9 pm, 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 the Ct roller girls league expenses.

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 thursday is Pina, a Wim Wenders documentary of Pina Bausch’s dance company perform her works on the stage, and then follow as they dance on city streets, on trams, and in fields, mixing their glorious art with the pulse of everyday life.

Friday through the weekend, catch the academy award winner Hugo, an animated film about is a 12-year-old orphan who secretly lives in a Paris  railway station and befriends a mysterious toymaker, who turns out to be a forgotten pioneer of filmmaking, Georges Méliès.

If your Francophilia doesn’t stop at Hugo, at Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight and tomorrow, you can see Crazy Horse, a documentary that goes behind the scenes of Paris’ notorious Crazy Horse cabaret. This weekend at Real Art Ways, 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.

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

From 5:05-6pm, 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.

6-6:30pm, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
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 9:30-11pm, it’s The Vault with DJ Anton Banks
On the air since 1995! Presenting listeners with the very latest in underground electronica on vinyl format, so the music can be heard as it was intended. Regularly featuring exclusive sets from international producers and DJs.

From 11pm-1230am, 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.

Thursday morning from 1230-2am it’s 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.

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

All-Staff Meeting 3/4/12

MEI (Making Excellence Inclusive) was rescheduled unfortunately

IBS Conference
-we sent 2 delegates
-brief note from Josh on the experience

program guides are here!
-big box outside GMs door, come get some and distribute them around
the community
-mailing will occur in the next week or two

GM out of office this next week
-if you need help, he will be checking email
-any other problems get in touch with the board (board@wesufm.org)
–we will consequently need more help with the jive
if you’re interested, email jive@wesufm.org or atrufelman@wesleyan.edu

WESU Radio Documentary!
screened at the meeting
you can find it on youtube as well
WESU: Community Radio From Underground To Extraterrestrial

Board Updates:

Personnel
20 or so trainees
looking for intern hosts
-change in intern hosting policy (sent via email)
–please review these policies
–interns are required to use the board
—should be on air, taking the levels, etc
-if you have a prerecorded show, you can also host an intern!
–as long as you can show them how you craft your show
remember, a maximum of two interns per show
check your emails again for an update

Program
reiterate spring break policy
if you can’t cover your show over break, find coverage!
-you are responsible for your timeslot
-if someone can’t cover, try and prerecord some shows
-if you’re having trouble finding coverage etc, please email our
program manager (program@wesufm.org)

MDs
Spinitron
-YOU HAVE TO DO IT
-email the mds if your having trouble
wesumd@wesufm.org or wesumd@gmail.com
still seeking sub mds for world, rpm
please if interested, get in contact with the mds

Production
call for new promos!
we have a lot of winter themed promos, but need some for spring
also, show promos! you get service hours for producing
if you have any questions email production@wesufm.org

Pledge Drive April 23rd for 8 days, promos must be done before that date

Events
Spring Record Fair Sunday April 15th
-requesting volunteers to donate records, distributing flyers, and
helping on the day of
email events@wesufm.org
push for community organizations, student groups to get tables
-if you know anyone, we’re offering tables for no charge

All Staff social
Sunday May 6th after staff meeting
-still in the works
if interested, look out for an email
a social committee will be formed
again email if interested

PR
another t-shirt design contest!
send submissions to board@wesufm.org
one color line please
April 1st deadline

Again Pledge drive is April 23rd to May 1st
-goal is again $10,000
-get ready for that! more info at the next meeting
–looking into fund matching opportunities
–wshu gets corporate giving programs like stop and shop etc
-if you have any possible leads in this regard, please talk to GM or
email the board!
–it can really help us reach our goal

Board Elections coming up!
term is almost over which means we’re going to have to re-elect  our board
this is a fantastic opportunity!
please start considering whether you’d be interested in a position
look for more emails forthcoming

Holding an election for tech director
MC elected as tech director

March 6th 2012 Jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, March 6th, 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 Avery.

Tomorrow at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street, the Emile deleon group has a jazz jam, with warm and accomplished veterans of improvisational musical art and scions of the Jazz tradition. They invite you to come out and be part of the “process” at 7 o’clock on Wednesday.
Thursday its writers out loud at the buttonwood tree, when six phenomenal storytellers sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Come launch your literary craft to the next level and with ongoing, peer-to-peer critique and networking opportunities. Thursday at 7
Friday at the Buttonwood, Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard will perform their grammy Award-winning Neo Urban Traditional music at 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 at www.foodnotbombs.net

Tomorrow Russel Library hosts a Book Discussion with Hedda Kopf about ‘Old Filth’, by Jane Gardam. 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Hubbard Room
Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Russell LIbrary’s Hubbard Room. The Middlesex County Historical Society presents Rick Spencer, who performs
“Songs of the War of 1812”
For more information about Russell LIbrary events and classes, log on to www.russelllibrary.org


On Thursday 8 March there will be two performances on the Wesleyan campus of “The Bill of Rights: Ten Amendments in Eight Motets”,sung by Festival Harmony and Wesleyan Singers, with assisting instrumentalists, and conducted by the composer Neely Bruce. at the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel at 3:15 and at 4:15 p.m.
Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia will be in attendance at the earlier performance.
go to wesleyan.edu/cfa for more information.

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.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tomorrow it’s Dubstep night, featuring  DJ HighLife & DJ JiggaWompz. Thursday at Toad’s, Manic Productions presents Cheap Girls, with The Sidekicks, New Year’s Revolution, and Dagwood. Thursday, Toad’s hosts a local rock with eight bands, and Friday The Kooks take the Toad’s stage. For tickets, band info, show age restrictions, ad more, head to www.toadsplace.com

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, Felicious performs with featured violinist Jerald Daemyon. Wedensday, HADOUKEN Presents Local Bang-A-Rang Series for a night of metal, mayhem, parodies and snacks.
Thursday Dex Romweber Duo plays psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk with guests ORBO & The Longshots, a rock&roll/americana band from Norway.
Friday 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 girlsleague expenses.

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

at Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, tonight through thursday is Pina, a Wim Wenders documentary of Pina Bausch’s dance company perform her works on the stage, and then follow as they dance on city streets, on trams, and in fields, mixing their glorious art with the pulse of everyday life. Friday through the weekend, catch the academy award winner Hugo, an animated film about is a 12-year-old orphan who secretly lives in a Paris  railway station and befriends a mysterious toymaker, who turns out to be a forgotten pioneer of filmmaking, Georges Méliès.

If your Francophilia doesn’t stop at Hugo, at Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight and tomorrow, you can see Crazy Horse, a documentary that goes behind the scenes of Paris’ notorious Crazy Horse cabaret. This weekend at Real Art Ways, 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.

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

Tuesday, 5:05-6pm
The Melting Pot
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.”

Tuesday, 6-6:30pm
Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Tuesday, 6:30-8pm [alternating - 2nd and 4th weeks]
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.

Tuesday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 12-1am [alternating - 2nd and 4th weeks]
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl
The dulcet tones of bluegrass and folk — just not entirely.

Wednesday, 1-2am [alternating - 2nd and 4th weeks]
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 [alternating - 2nd and 4th weeks]
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 with DJ B and DJ
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 www.jiveat5.blogspot.com, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to www.wesufm.org/jive

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 eclectic music on The Melting Pot, only on WESU.

03-02-12 Jive

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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 in Middletown the Canoe Club at Harbor Park presents the Sycamore Trio. Call (860) 347-9999 for more info.

Beginning at 6 pm this evening, MAC650 Art Gallery at 650 Main St in Middletown, there is an opening reception for the exhibition “The Art of Speed II”. The show hosts 80+ pieces from more than 40 custom culture artists from the US and as far away as Germany and Japan. Visit mac650.webs.com for more info.

And across the street at 8 o’clock The Buttonwood Tree hosts a night of poetry, music and improvisation with the words of poet John L. Stanizzi, paired with blues and jazz from Jim Mercik and percussionist Abu Alvin Carter Sr. Saturday, jazz pianist and composer Laszlo Gardony performs with his trio at 8 pm. And Sundays Food Not Bombs shares food beginning around 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood and of course, all are welcome. More online at www.buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957

Tonight at 7pm in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall, Spencer Hattendorf presents his senior thesis music recital entitled “Language Barrier”.  Tonight and Saturday, Wesleyan Artist in Residence Hari Krishnan brings a night of South Indian dance and music to the CFA Hall, as performed by his students at Wesleyan and dancers from Mr. Krishnan’s dance company. A graduate music recital by Stephanie Choi entitled “Masil with Kayagum.” takes place in the World Music Hall On Saturday at 7 pm. And at 9 pm Saturday in the Memorial Chapel there is a senior music recital by Nathaniel Leich entitled “The Mixtape Orchestra.” For tickets and details for all Wesleyan University arts events, visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Tonight in New Haven at Cafe Nine ASTERISK CONCERTS and MANIC PRODUCTIONS Present: Scott Kelly (of Neurosis) w/ Eugene Robinson (of Oxbow) • Saturday’s afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio. Saturday Night SAFETY MEETING records presents a cd release party for  Ferocious F’ing Teeth  w/ The Naked Heroes and Space Orphans.  More about these events at www.cafenine.com

Tyga’s Careless World Tour stops at Toads Place in New Haven tonight with guests YG and Lil Twist.  Sunday at Toads Place in New Haven, Start Making Sense plays Talking Heads covers in the LIlly’s Pad room. Get details about this concert and more at www.toadsplace.com

Tonight The Michael Cleary Band plays “Amy Jones Day” at The Main Pub in Hartford. This evening will benefit Amy Jones, a young girl fighting stage 4 cancer.  15% of the whole days sales will go to the “Love You Mean It” Fund.  More online at www.lymifund.com


From 11am to 1 on Saturday, the Russell LIbrary Knitting group meets in Meeting Room 3 at the Library. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects! More online at 
www.russelllibrary.org

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Now Here’s what happening in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:

Tonight and Saturday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, presents The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Sunday afternoon and continuing nightly through Wednesday, Cinestudio offers a run of Pina, written and directed by Wim Wenders. More information at www.cinestudio.org


Real Art Ways in Hartford continues a run of Crazy Horse, a documentary that peeks inside Paris’ Crazy Horse cabaret – the most famous nude dance show in the world. Also, showing tonight and Saturday night, The Innkeepers, from director Ti West – Nick Pinkerton of the Village Voice says of this ghost story, “In a genre lately given to gluttonous effects, West is the rare minimalist.” 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!

March 5th Jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, March 5th, 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
Wednesday at the Buttonwood, the Emile deleon group has a jazz jam, with warm and accomplished veterans of improvisational musical art and scions of the Jazz tradition. They invite you to come out and be part of the “process” at 7 o’clock on Wednesday.
Thursday its writers out loud at the buttonwood tree
Each Second Thursday of every month, six phenomenal storytellers sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Come launch your literary craft to the next level and with ongoing, peer-to-peer critique and networking opportunities. THursday at 7
Friday at the Buttonwood, Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard will perform their grammy Award-winning Neo Urban Traditional music at 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 at www.foodnotbombs.net

Tomorrow at noon, bring lunch to the Russell Library on Broad Street for a showing of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, where film critic Richard Alleva discusses how Truman Capote’s novella, a minor masterpiece with a gay sensibility, become a completely heterosexual romance which made the ‘little black dress’ the most astonishing stroke of high fashion of the 20th century.

Wednesday, Russel Library hosts a Book Discussion with Hedda Kopf about ‘Old Filth’, by Jane Gardam. 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Hubbard Room
Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Russell LIbrary’s Hubbard Room. The Middlesex County Historical Society presents Rick Spencer, who performs
“Songs of the War of 1812”
For more information about Russell LIbrary events and classes, log on to www.russelllibrary.org


On Thursday 8 March there will be two performances on the Wesleyan campus of “The Bill of Rights: Ten Amendments in Eight Motets”,sung by Festival Harmony and Wesleyan Singers, with assisting instrumentalists, and conducted by the composer Neely Bruce. at the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel at 3:15 and at 4:15 p.m.
Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia will be in attendance at the earlier performance.
go to wesleyan.edu/cfa for more information.

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.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, it’s a night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends Upstairs In the Lilly’s Pad. Wednesday it’s Dubstep night, featuring  DJ HighLife & DJ JiggaWompz. Thursday at Toad’s, Manic Productions presents Cheap Girls, with The Sidekicks, New Year’s Revolution, and Dagwood. Thursday, Toad’s hosts a local rock with eight bands, and Friday The Kooks take the Toad’s stage. For tickets, band info, show age restrictions, ad more, head to www.toadsplace.com

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, its a Balkan Jam Session with the Harris Brothers Band Balkan Jam Session at 7, with open iPod night starting at the bar at 10. Tomorrow at Cafe Nine, Felicious performs with featured violinist Jerald Daemyon. Wedensday, HADOUKEN Presents Local Bang-A-Rang Series for a night of metal, mayhem, parodies and snacks.
Thursday Dex Romweber Duo plays psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk with guests ORBO & The Longshots, a rock&roll/americana band from Norway.
Friday 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 Nine and Bands and DJs will entertain. All proceeds go directly to Ct roller girlsleague expenses.

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

at Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, tonight through thursday is Pina, a Wim Wenders documentary of Pina Bausch’s dance company perform her works on the stage, and then follow as they dance on city streets, on trams, and in fields, mixing their glorious art with the pulse of everyday life. Friday through the weekend, catch the academy award winner Hugo, an animated film about is a 12-year-old orphan who secretly lives in a Paris  railway station and befriends a mysterious toymaker, who turns out to be a forgotten pioneer of filmmaking, Georges Méliès.

If your Francophilia doesn’t stop at Hugo, at Real Art Ways in Hartford through wednesday you can see Crazy Horse, a documentary that goes behind the scenes of Paris’ notorious Crazy Horse cabaret. This weekend at Real Art Ways, 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.

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.

03-01-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday, March 1st, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Ben Michael.
Right now you can catch Green Party Presidential Candidate, Jill Stein,  speaking  live in person from 5-7pm at First Church Congregational on Court Street in Middletown. More online at www.jillstein.org
Also here in Middletown Thursday tonight, The Canoe Club at Harbor Park concludes their weekly Thursday night Celtic music Jam Session series. Never fear starting next weekly the jam session moves to Wednesday nights. This Friday night the Canoe Club presents the Sycamore Trio. (860) 347-9999 for more info.
Tonight Connecticut Heritage Productions hold their final auditions for an April production of Body & Sold, a drama about the sex trade in America. Roles are available for males and females 18 and older. Auditions will be held at the Russell Library, on Broad Street in Middletown tonight  from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. For more information contact the director, Peter Loffredo at  (860) 347-7771.
Signups for Bob Gotta’s long standing acoustic open mic at the buttonwood tree in Main Street in Middletown, are at 6:30. The performances begin at 7:30. Friday, At 8 o’clock the Buttonwood hosts a night of poetry, music and improvisation with the words of poet John L. Stanizz, paired with blues and jazz from Jim Mercik and percussionist Abu Alvin Carter Sr. Saturday, Jazz Pianist and composer Laszlo Gardony performs with his trio at 8 at the Buttonwood Tree, but before that, catch an interview with Laszlo gardony will on river valley rhythms, here on wesu 88.1fm, on Thursday at 4.  And Sundays Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. More online atwww.buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957
Wesleyan music teacher, Teacher Lisa Moore and founding pianist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, performs a program of American masterpieces, tonight at 8pm in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall.  you can catch a graduate music recital by Christopher Rigg at 10pm in the Wesleyan’s CFA Hall tonight. Both events are free and open to the public.

Friday at 7pm in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall, Spencer Hattendorf present’s his senior thesis music recital entitled “Language Barrier,”.  Friday and Saturday, Wesleyan Artist in Residence Hari Krishnan brings a night of South Indian dance and music to the CFA Hall, as performed by his students at Wesleyan and dancers from Mr. Krishnan’s dance company. For tickets and details for all Wesleyan University arts events, visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Tonight in New Haven, Celebrated Tigers; make for a night of indie Rock at Cafe Nine . Friday night ASTERISK CONCERTS and MANIC PRODUCTIONSPresent: Scott Kelly (of Neurosis) w/ Eugene Robinson (of Oxbow) • Saturday’s afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday Night SAFETY MEETING records Presents: a cd release party for  Ferocious F’ing Teeth  w/ The Naked Heroes and Space Orphans.  More about these events at www.cafenine.com
Tonight at Toads place in New Haven you can catch CONSPIRATOR  with guests, Cosmic Dust Bunnies and Jeff Bujak. Tyga’s Careless World Tour stops at Toads on Friday night with guests YG and Lil Twist.  Sunday at Toads Place in New Haven, Start Making Sense plays Talking Heads Covers in the LIlly’s Pad room. Get details about this concert and more at www.toadsplace.com

Friday Night The Michael Cleary Band plays “Amy Jones Day” at The Main Pub in Hartford. This evening will benefit a young girl Amy Jones, fight stage 4 cancer.  15% of the whole days sales will go to the “Love You Mean It” Fund.  More online at www.lymifund.com

From 11am to 1 on Saturday, the Russell LIbrary Knitting group meets in Meeting Room 3 at the Library. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects! More online at www.russelllibrary.org

Also on Saturday at 2 p.m.You can catch the First Connecticut Performance of the stage production, “Palestine” written and performed by Najla Saïd at Southern Connecticut State University’s Engleman Hall, C112 located at 501 Crescent Street, New Haven.PALESTINE is a personal journey from the “toniest private schools”, to the “stench of Gaza,” through two wars, the horrors of 9/11, encounters with the likes of Yasir Arafat, “cheeky” photographers and, of course, her esteemed family. http://mecc.thestruggle.org/NSPALESTINE

Now Here’s what happening in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:
tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, presents a special showing of My So-Called Enemy, with a discussion with Director Lisa Gossels. In 2002 Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls traveled to the U.S. to participate in a women’s leadership program, and this documentary follows six of the girls as they learn to know their “enemies” as human beings. Friday through the weekend, Cinestudio shows The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. More information atwww.cinestudio.org

Tonight, Real Art Ways in Hartford starts a run of Crazy Horse, a documentary that peeks inside Paris’s Crazy Horse cabaret – the most famous nude dance show in the world. Tickets, trailers and more at realartways.org
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 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 9:30 tune in for Bridging the Gap with JBrent – a show that explores 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.

Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze at 10:30 is an anti-genre, request-based show where the hosts randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter.

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 Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder  – is an eclectic assortment of instrumental music from all genres and generations.

from 2:00-3:00am Undercover with DJ Becca who says 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.

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