4/30 JIVE

Good evening, it’s Monday, April 30th, 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.

Today is your last day to help WESU’s first ever spring pledge drive. All of us here at WESU would appreciate any and all help you can give to your neighborhood station, which brings you music and news that you just can’t find elsewhere, as well as community events and services like this jive at five calendar. We have some great bonuses and t-shirt to offer in thanks for your support, and phone operators are standing by all day for your call at 860 685 7700. Thank you!

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

The Wesleyan university center for the arts presents An evening of traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance, Tomorrow at 7pm in the World Music Hall, free of charge.
This year’s thesis students in Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program are each invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for a year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. The show is on display tomorrow through Saturday, May 26 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, open Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm
A new sound installation by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen called “work divided by time” reflects on how the scientific definition of energy resonates and clashes with cultural and historical concepts, inspired in part by intricate 20th-century mechanical clocks. Wednesday from 4:15pm to 6pm at the Van Vleck Observatory.
Wednesday evening, Professor of Music Anthony Braxton’s student ensemble performs his compositions in Crowell Concert Hall at 8.
Experience the culture of Java with students of Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan and Dance, Thursday at 7pm in the World Music Hall. Also Thursday night, catch the annual Organ Romp, which features Wesleyan student organists, pianists and percussionists performing new music and non-standard organ repertoire. Check the CFA website for the costume theme, as well as updated performer and program information.
Thursday 10pm at the Memorial Chapel
Introductory and Advanced students perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire. At 7pm this Friday in Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum performs Funeral Music from Tudor and Stuart England under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden. Saturday at 9pm in the Memorial Chapel.
The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble showcases the dynamic mixture of traditional drumming and dance, Sunday night at 7 in the World Music Hall.
The Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble, in collaboration with the Wesleyan Orchestra and Chorus, will present works associated with the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber, and music in various regional styles. IN Crowell Concert Hall on Sunday at 8.
As part of Wesleyan’s Annual “Spring Dance” show, Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies. Friday and Saturday night at 8, Featuring new works by Eleonore Bayles, Kim Ladd, Naya Samuel, Jiovani Robles, Emily Weitzman, and Sally Williams. In the Patricelli ’92 Theater
For more information about all arts events at Wesleyan UNiversity, go to Wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Russell Library Knitters gather to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects, this Saturday from 11am to 1 at Russell Library, 123 Broad St. Go to russelllibrary.org for information about more classes and clubs the library has to offer.

Thursday it’s ‘the premier Poetry Jazz Night’ at Tools Bar and Grill, CT’s Newest Jazz and dining venue in Downtown New Britain. Produced & Hosted by one of WESU’s interns C.C. Arshagra. The Poets’ line up  of talent reads: Multi-media pioneer and poet Aldo Tambellini (TAM Bell EE KNEE), the America Book Award winner Askia Toure (AS Key ah)(Toor A), and a 2012 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative (Knee I Ell) Neiel Israel. Backed by Hartt School of Music alumni and educators’ on sax, keys, drums and bass respectively here: Peter Greenfogal, Chris Casey, Jonathan Barber and Steven KingPorter. No cover and the show start at B:30 PM

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

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

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

Now, here’s what in theaters around central connecticut this week:

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

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

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

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

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 Maggie 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, especially today, the last day of our Spring Pledge drive.

Please take a moment to call 860 685 7700 to make a donation today, and log on to wesufm.org to make a contribution online at any time of the year. 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.

04-27-12 The Weekend Jive

Good afternoon.It’s Friday, April 27th, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.
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For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s new website 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:

All this week The Buttonwood Tree on Main Street, displays Art by animals at the Beardsley Zoo. Tonight the Buttonwood hosts Joe Fonda’s band “Step in Trio” with Thomas Heberer and George Schuller, and Sunday afternoon, John Basinger will perform Book 3 from Paradise Lost. John Milton’s epic poem comes to life when John offers his perspective and unique understanding. Go to www.paradiselost.org to find out more about John and www.buttonwood.org for more about all Buttonwood events.

Through Saturday, Wesleyan University Center For The Arts presents Gertrude Stein’s “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” from1938, which redirects the legend of the scholar who sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for infinite knowledge to an exchange for electric light. The show starts at 8pm each night in the CFA Theater.


The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, perform an exciting program of classic jazz compositions free of charge tonight at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.

Saturday afternoon, the Amstel Quartet Concert plays everything from Bach to Michael Nyman’s theme for the film The Piano, with four saxophones at the Russell Library. More details can be found at russelllibrary.org

Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard’s quartet performs on Saturday at 8pm at the Crowell Concert Hall with the world premiere of Mr. Hoggard’s multi-part suite “Sonic Hieroglyphs from Wood, Metal, and Skin”, dedicated to the inspiration of Wangari Mathai, the late Nobel Peace Prize recipient from Kenya.

David Barach performs a piano recital for his senior thesis, Saturday at 7 in the Wesleyan Memorical Chapel. For tickets and more about these events at Wesleyan University, visit wesleyan.edu/cfa

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street is presenting Snow Angel, which tells how fifteen teenagers must brave stormy weather to help a mysterious girl in her puzzling search for a mystery that unites, divides, and perplexes the group of teens. Performances are held tonight and Saturday at 7:30. More details can be found at oddfellows.org

There’s a Lindy Hop Bash at Vinnie’s Jump And Jive on Main Street tonight with a special focus on Lindy-hop swing. There is a beginner Lindy lesson at 8, where you’ll learn the swing in just one hour! Then dancing of any and all swing styles till 11. We’ll end with a late-night blues from 11 to midnight.

Morten Lauridsen’s transcendent Lux Aeterna is an introspective, serene work sung by the Greater Middletown Chorale, in their debut concert on the Sacred Sounds Concert Series. This will be performed at 8pm at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph 140 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT. Admission is free and open to the public.

Diane & Dave perform popular American music from the 1930′s, 40′s, 50′s, 60′s and into the 21st Century on the last Sunday of each month at BrewBakers, 169 Main St, in Middletown beginning at 10am. The acoustic duet covers everyone from Fats Waller, The Ink Spots and Bing Crosby, to Patsy Cline, Cat Stevens, Natalie Merchant and Adele Adkins.


Professor of Music Neely Bruce begins a ten-concert cycle of his complete piano works. Each of the concerts in the cycle will feature seventy minutes of music. Part one takes place Sunday at 3pm in Crowell Concert Hall.

The 2012 Meriden Daffodil Festival is being held Saturday & Sunday, in Hubbard Park in Meriden. WESU’s Homegrown DJ Rob DeRosa will be on hand for this 34th annual event which features local bands, 61 different varieties of daffodils, and a parade. There will also be crafts, amusement rides, food, and a fireworks display. For general information call 203-630-4259

Now here’s what showing in some of the theaters in Central Connecticut.

“Eyes of Stone”, the final film in a free South Asian film series exploring issues surrounding Phoolan Devi (the Bandit Queen) is showing Saturday at 2pm at the Wesleyan Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace. Eyes Of Stone is a documentary about demonic possession and goddess temples. The film will be introduced by the film’s director.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, catch the Secret World of Arietty, an Anime retelling of the classic story The Borrowers this Friday and Saturday. Visit cinestudio.org for complete listings.

Also in Hartford this weekend, Real Art Ways shows the documentary Gerhard Richter, about one of the world’s greatest living painters. Visit realartways.org for their complete listings.

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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!

Thursday’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday April 26th, 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.

All this week the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street, displays Art by animals at the Bearsdley Zoo, and tonight the Buttonwood hosts a Benefit Concert For Brighter Dawns featuring euphoric reggae group “Men With Bad Manners” at 7. Friday, Joe Fonda’s “Step in Trio” with Thomas Heberer and George Schuller takes the stage at the Buttonwood, and Sunday afternoon, John Basinger will perform Book 3 from Paradise Lost. John Milton’s epic poem comes to life when John offers his perspective and unique understanding. Go to www.paradiselost.org to find out more about john and www.buttonwood.org for more about all Buttonwood events.

Professor of Economics Richard Adelstein will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Wesleyan Library annual meeting Tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Develin Room of Olin Library, 252 Church St., Middletown.  Professor Adelstein will speak about the history of corporate power as detailed in his new book, The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information email libfriends@wesleyan.edu

Also tonight at 9, a Wesleyan senior music recital by Abaye Steinmetz-Silber entitled “Musical Adventures” plays in the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel, and  through Saturday, Wesleyan University center for the arts presents Gertrude Stein’s “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” from1938, which redirects the legend of the scholar who sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for infinite knowledge. The show starts at 8pm each night in the CFA Theater.

Tonight it’s ‘the premier Poetry Jazz Night’ at Tools Bar and Grill, (Connecticut’s Newest Jazz and dining venue in) Downtown New Britain. Produced & Hosted by (one of WESU’s interns) C.C. Arshagra. Poets include, Multi-media pioneer and poet Aldo Tambellini, the America Book Award winner Askia Toure, and a 2012 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative (Knee I Ell) Neiel Israel. Backed by Hartt School of Music alumni and educators’ on sax, keys, drums and bass respectively here: Peter Greenfogal, Chris Casey, Jonathan Barber and Steven KingPorter (who will sound the back bone of the word). No cover and the show start at 8:30 PM

The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, perform an exciting program of classic jazz compositions free of charge, Friday at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.

Saturday afternoon, the Amstel Quartet Concert plays everything from Bach to Michael Nyman’s theme for the film The Piano, with four saxophones at the Russell Library. More details can be found at Russelllibrary.org

Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard’s quartet performs on Saturday at 8pm at the Crowell Concert Hall.
David Barach performs a piano recital for his senior thesis, Saturday at 7 in the Wesleyan Memorical Chapel. For tickets and more about these events at wesleyan university, visit wesleyan.edu/cfa

At oddfellows playhouse on Washington Street, it’s Snow Angel, which tells how fifteen teenagers must brave stormy weather to help a mysterious girl in her puzzling search for a mystery that unites, divides, and perplexes the group of teens. Performances are held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, at 7:30. More details can be found at oddfellows.org

Friday, its a lindy hop bash at vinnie’s jump and jive on Main street. The Lindy Hop Bash will have a special focus on Lindy-hop swing. There is a beginner Lindy lesson at 8, come learn the swing out in just one hour! Then dancing of any and all swing styles till 11. We’ll end with a late-night blues from 11-12.

Morten Lauridsen’s transcendent Lux Aeterna is an introspective, serene work sung by the Greater Middletown Chorale, in their debut concert on the Sacred Sounds Concert Series. This will be performed at 8pm at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph 140 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT. Admission is free and open to the public.

Go out for dinner Thursday night to support the fight against AIDS!
In Connecticut 28 restaurants in Branford, Hamden, New Haven, Orange and
Milford will be participating. Dining Out for Life in Connecticut benefits
AIDS Project New Haven, the oldest AIDS services organization in Connecticut
Find a participating restaurant near you at diningoutforlife.com/newhaven or text DOFLNH to 30364

Unite Women CT has organized a Rally on Saturday April 28, 2012 from 10am-2pm at Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT.  It is part of a nationwide, nonpartisan grassroots effort to gather people who support women’s rights and speak out against the spate of bills and laws targeting women’s healthcare and basic rights. go to unitewomenct.org

Connecticut Vegetarian and Healthy LIving Festival is this Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 4, featuring performers,  nutritionists, naturopaths, osteopaths, holistic practitioners, life and health coaches, Yoga and Reiki instructors. Learn about the newest developments in eco-friendly home energy, cruelty-free personal care, supplements and more. Entrance is FREE, but each attendee should bring a non-perishable vegan/vegetarian food item to donate to food banks and shelters. At the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Check out ctvegfest.org

Encuentro: For Community, For Humanity
An Encuentro (or “encounter”) is a space for people to come together openly and peacefully. It is a place where we will speak, listen, and share our common struggles. Everyone’s voice will be taken into account equally. An Encuentro fights the exploitation of our communities, and features speakers from the community. If you or your organization are interested in being a part of this event, please contact (412) 860-5264 or rachel.fifer@gmail.com
this Saturday from 11am-4pm at the First Congregational Church, 190 Court St, Middletown.

Now here’s what showing in theaters in Central Conntecticut.

Wesleyan’s South Asian film series continues this week with “Eyes of Stone” at the Wesleyan Center for Film Studies at 301 Washington Terrace. Showing Saturday at 2, EYES OF STONE, is a documentary about demonic possession and goddess temples, will be introduced by the film’s director.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, catch the Secret World of Arietty, an Anime retelling of the classic story The Borrowers this Friday and Saturday.

At Real ARt Ways in Hartford this week through tonight, catch El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, documenting renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià as he works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. Over the weekend, Real ARt Ways shows the documentary Gerhard Richter, about one of the world’s greatest living painters.

Now here’s what’s playing tonight on WESU 88.1FM in Middletown,

Right after the Jive at Five it’s Homegrown with Rob DeRosa – The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm

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

6:30-8pm

Total Praise with Minister Latrecia – A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary Christian gospel music to uplift your spirit! Get your Praise on!

8-9:30pm

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

9:30-10:30pm

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

10:30-11:30pm [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]

Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze- An anti-genre, request-based show where we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter.

10:30-11:30pm [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]

The Slap-Happy Hour with Rachel Silton – A modern mix of indie pop and singer-songwriter material, with an emphasis on the acoustic and the up-and-coming

11:30pm-1am [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]

Flight 881 with Captain Q – Not your Grandma’s World Music Show! Strap in your seatbelts, put out that cigarette, and open up that small packet of honey roasted peanuts! Flight 881 every week is going to a new country to check out what music scenes are happening in the country with a focus on contemporary world music, including Bhagra from India, Afro-Beat, and Brazillian funk.

11:30pm-1am [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]

Tokyo Sonata with Dangerous Dan – Covering Japanese music, new and old, from a wide variety of genres.

1:00-2:00am

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

2:00-3:00am

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

3-4am

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

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

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

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

Wednesday’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, April 25rd, 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”. Thanx for tuning in!

All this week the Buttonwood tree on mainstreet displays Art by animals at the Bearsdley Zoo, and Thursday the Buttonwood hosts a Benefit Concert For Brighter Dawns featuring euphoric reggae group “Men With Bad Manners” at 7. Friday, Joe Fonda’s “Step in Trio” with Thomas Heberer and George Schuller takes the stage at the Buttonwood, and Sunday afternoon, John Basinger will perform Book 3 from Paradise Lost.
John Milton’s epic poem comes to life when John offers his perspective and unique understanding. Go to www.paradiselost.org to find out more about john and www.buttonwood.org for more about all Buttonwood events.

Saturday afternoon, the Amstel Quartet Concert plays everything from Bach to Michael Nyman’s theme for the film The Piano, with four saxophones at the Russell Library. More details can be found at Russelllibrary.org

Professor of Economics Richard Adelstein will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Wesleyan Library annual meeting on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Develin Room of Olin Library, 252 Church St., Middletown.  Professor Adelstein will speak about the history of corporate power as detailed in his new book, The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information email libfriends@wesleyan.edu

Thursday at 9, a Wesleyan senior music recital by Abaye Steinmetz-Silber entitled “Musical Adventures” plays in the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel, and  through Saturday, Wesleyan University center for the arts presents Gertrude Stein’s “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” from1938, which redirects the legend of the scholar who sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for infinite knowledge. The show starts at 8pm each night in the CFA Theater.

The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, perform an exciting program of classic jazz compositions free of charge, Friday at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.

Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard’s quartet performs on Saturday at 8pm at the Crowell Concert Hall.
David Barach performs a piano recital for his senior thesis, Saturday at 7 in the Wesleyan Memorical Chapel. For tickets and more about these events at wesleyan university, visit wesleyan.edu/cfa

At oddfellows playhouse on Washington Street, it’s Snow Angel, which tells how fifteen teenagers must brave stormy weather to help a mysterious girl in her puzzling search for a mystery that unites, divides, and perplexes the group of teens. Performances are held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, at 7:30. More details can be found at oddfellows.org

Friday, its a lindy hop bash at vinnie’s jump and jive on Main street. The Lindy Hop Bash will have a special focus on Lindy-hop swing. There is a beginner Lindy lesson at 8, come learn the swing out in just one hour! Then dancing of any and all swing styles till 11. We’ll end with a late-night blues from 11-12.

Morten Lauridsen’s transcendent Lux Aeterna is an introspective, serene work sung by the Greater Middletown Chorale, in their debut concert on the Sacred Sounds Concert Series. This will be performed at 8pm at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph 140 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT. Admission is free and open to the public.

Go out for dinner Thursday night to support the fight against AIDS!
In Connecticut 28 restaurants in Branford, Hamden, New Haven, Orange and
Milford will be participating. Dining Out for Life in Connecticut benefits
AIDS Project New Haven, the oldest AIDS services organization in Connecticut
Find a participating restaurant near you at diningoutforlife.com/newhaven or text DOFLNH to 30364

Unite Women CT has organized a Rally on Saturday April 28, 2012 from 10am-2pm at Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT.  It is part of a nationwide, nonpartisan grassroots effort to gather people who support women’s rights and speak out against the spate of bills and laws targeting women’s healthcare and basic rights. go to unitewomenct.org

Connecticut Vegetarian and Healthy LIving Festival is this Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 4, featuring performers,  nutritionists, naturopaths, osteopaths, holistic practitioners, life and health coaches, Yoga and Reiki instructors. Learn about the newest developments in eco-friendly home energy, cruelty-free personal care, supplements and more. Entrance is FREE, but each attendee should bring a non-perishable vegan/vegetarian food item to donate to food banks and shelters. At the Connecticut Convention Center in hartford. Check out ctvegfest.org

Encuentro: For Community, For Humanity
An Encuentro (or “encounter”) is a space for people to come together openly and peacefully. It is a place where we will speak, listen, and share our common struggles. Everyone’s voice will be taken into account equally. An Encuentro fights the exploitation of our communities, and features speakers from the community. If you or your organization are interested in being a part of this event, please contact (412) 860-5264 or rachel.fifer@gmail.com
this Saturday from 11am-4pm at the First Congregational Church, 190 Court St, Middletown.

Now here’s what showing in theaters in central conntecticut.

Wesleyan’s South Asian film series continues this week with “Eyes of Stone” at the Wesleyan Center for Film Studies at 301 Washington Terrace. Showing Saturday at 2, EYES OF STONE, a documentary about demonic possession and goddess temples, will be introduced by the film’s director.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, catch the Secret World of Arietty, an anime retelling of the classic story The Borrowers this Friday and Saturday.

At Real ARt Ways in Hartford this week through Thursday, catch El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, documenting renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià as he works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. Over the weekend, Real ARt Ways shows the documentary Gerhard Richter, about one of the world’s greatest living painters.

Now here’s what’s playing tonight on WESU 88.1FM in Middletown,

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned 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, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

At 6:30 and running until 8pm, it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It’s a vinyl world!

From 8 to 9:30pm it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

At 9:30 until11pm it’s Smorgasbord with DJ Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance..

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.

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.

WESU Spring Pledge Drive!

For the first time in memorable history, WESU is embarking upon a Spring Pledge Drive and we need your help. Our 8 day Spring Pledge Drive runs from Monday April 23  through the end of programming the following Monday, April 30th.
If you are in a position to help us out please take the time to make a donation. You can donate online by clicking the “Donate Now” button on the hand of this web site or by clicking here. Alternatively, you can make a donation by calling the pledge line, 860-685-7700, during your favorite program!
 
For this drive, we are happy to offer a brand new WESU T-shirt design that uses a revitalized vintage WESU logo design from the archives. Printed with gold ink on a black short sleeved Shirt, this is a slick design that screams WESU that you will feel proud wearing. Of course, we also have our “Classic” record logo design and some great gift certificates for pledge incentives as well. Of course, many donors opt to skip the thank you gift to ensure that their entire donation benefits WESU.
Thanks again for you past support. If you depend on the service we provide, we need to hear from you. Every dollar counts!
Sincerely,

88.1 FM WESU
MIDDLETOWN

WESU Spring Pledge Drive!

For the first time in memorable history, WESU is embarking upon a Spring Pledge Drive and we need your help. Our 8 day Spring Pledge Drive runs from Monday April 23  through the end of programming the following Monday, April 30th.
If you are in a position to help us out please take the time to make a donation. You can donate online by clicking the “Donate Now” button on the hand of this web site or by clicking here. Alternatively, you can make a donation by calling the pledge line, 860-685-7700, during your favorite program!
 
For this drive, we are happy to offer a brand new WESU T-shirt design that uses a revitalized vintage WESU logo design from the archives. Printed with gold ink on a black short sleeved Shirt, this is a slick design that screams WESU that you will feel proud wearing. Of course, we also have our “Classic” record logo design and some great gift certificates for pledge incentives as well. Of course, many donors opt to skip the thank you gift to ensure that their entire donation benefits WESU.
Thanks again for you past support. If you depend on the service we provide, we need to hear from you. Every dollar counts!
Sincerely,

88.1 FM WESU
MIDDLETOWN

April 24 Jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, April 24rd, 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.

All this week the Buttonwood tree on mainstreet displays Art by animals at the Bearsdley Zoo, and thursday the Buttonwood hosts a Benefit Concert For Brighter Dawns Featuring euphoric reggae group “Men With Bad Manners” at 7. Friday, Joe Fonda’s “Step in Trio” with Thomas Heberer and George Schuller takes the stage at the Buttonwood, and Sunday afternoon, John Basinger will perform Book 3 from Paradise Lost.
John Milton’s epic poem comes to life when John offers his perspective and unique understanding. Go to www.paradiselost.org to find out more about john and www.buttonwood.org for more about all Buttonwood events.

The Middlesex County Historical Society brings Richard DeLuca, the author of “Post Roads and Iron Horses: Transportation in Connecticut from Colonial Times to the Age of Steam”to the Russell Library, tonight at 7:00 pm in the Hubbard Room.
Saturday afternoon, the Amstel Quartet Concert plays everything from Bach to Michael Nyman’s theme for the film The Piano, with four saxophones. More details at Russelllibrary.org

Professor of Economics Richard Adelstein will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Wesleyan Library annual meeting on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Develin Room of Olin Library, 252 Church St., Middletown.  Professor Adelstein will speak about the history of corporate power as detailed in his new book, The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information emaillibfriends@wesleyan.edu

Middlesex Community College welcomes “Destiny Africa Children’s Choir,” a performance group of 8-16 year-old children who have been rescued from horrific situations in Uganda. This free concert features contemporary and traditional African songs, drumming, dancing, and inspirational stories from the children tonight; the evening show begins at 7 p.m. More at the Middlesex Community College website

   Klekolo World Coffee on Court street is bringing back a weekly poetry night, with host Evan Okun, every Tuesday 6 to 8pm. Open to everyone, so come share something you created yourself or just do a reading of a favorite. www.klekolo.com

A Wesleyan senior music recital by Abaye Steinmetz-Silber entitled “Musical Adventures” plays thursday at 9 in the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel, and thursday through saturday nights, Wesleyan university center for the arts presents Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (1938), which redirects the legend of the scholar who sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for infinite knowledge. 8pm each night in the CFA Theater.
The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, perform an exciting program of classic jazz compositions. Free of charge, Friday at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.
Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard’s quartet. Saturday at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall
David Barach performs a piano recital for his senior thesis, Saturday at 7 in the Wesleyan Memorical Chapel. For tickets and more about arts at wesleyan university, visit wesleyan.edu/cfa

At oddfellows playhouse on washington street, it’s Snow Angel, which tells how fifteen teenagers must brave stormy weather to help a mysterious girl in her puzzling search for a mystery that unites, divides, and perplexes the group of teens. performances thursday, friday, and saturday evenings, at 7:30. Details at oddfellows.org

Friday, its a lindy hop bash at vinnie’s jump and jive on Main street.
The Lindy Hop Bash will have a special focus on Lindy-hop swing. There is a beginner Lindy lesson at 8, come learn the swing out in just one hour! Then dancing of any and all swing styles till 11. We’ll end with a late-night blues from 11-12.

Morten Lauridsen’s transcendent Lux Aeterna is an introspective, serene work sung by the Greater Middletown Chorale, in their debut concert on the Sacred Sounds Concert Series. At the Cathedral of Saint Joseph 140 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT.
Free to the public, Friday at 8.

Go out for dinner Thursday night to support the fight against AIDS!
In Connecticut 28 restaurants in Branford, Hamden, New Haven, Orange and
Milford will be participating. Dining Out for Life in Connecticut benefits
AIDS Project New Haven, the oldest AIDS services organization in Connecticut
Find a participating restaurant near you at diningoutforlife.com/newhaven or text DOFLNH to 30364

Unite Women CT has organized a Rally on Saturday April 28, 2012 from 10am-2pm at Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT.  It is part of a nationwide, nonpartisan grassroots effort to gather people who support women’s rights and speak out against the spate of bills and laws targeting women’s healthcare and basic rights. go to unitewomenct.org

Connecticut Vegetarian and Healthy LIving Festival is this saturday from 10 to 6 and sunday from 10 to 4, featuring performers,  Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Osteopaths, Holistic Practitioners, Life and Health Coaches, Yoga and Reiki instructors. Learn about the newest developments in eco-friendly home energy, cruelty-free personal care, supplements and more. Entrance is FREE, but each attendee should bring a non-perishable vegan/vegetarian food item to donate to food banks and shelters. At the Connecticut Convention Center in hartford. Check out ctvegfest.org

Encuentro: For Community, For Humanity
An Encuentro (or “encounter”) is a space for people to come together openly and peacefully. It is a place where we will speak, listen, and share our common struggles. Everyone’s voice will be taken into account equally. An Encuentro fights the exploitation of our communities, and features speakers from the community. If you or your organization are interested in being a part of this event, please contact (412) 860-5264 or rachel.fifer@gmail.com
Saturday from 11am-4pm
First Congregational Church
190 Court St

Ten minutes could save your life: Griffin Hospital in Derby offers free oral, head and neck cancer screenings tomorrow, from 4 to 7. To register, call the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital at 203.732.1280.

Now here’s what showing in theaters in central conntecticut.

The Buttonwood Tree’s Buddhist Film Festival continues with “Brilliant Moon”, tomorrow at 8. Brilliant Moon chronicles the life of writer, poet, and meditation master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Tibet’s most revered 20th-century Buddhist teachers. Narrated by Lou Reed and Richard Gere.

Wesleyan’s south asian film series continues this week with Eyes of Stone at wesleyan center for film studies at 301 Washington Terrace.
Showing Saturday at 2, EYES OF STONE, a documentary about demonic possession and goddess temples, will be introduced by the film’s director.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, catch Young Goethe in Love, through tomorrow. After failing his bar exams, the 23-year-old Goethe is sent by his poetry-hating father to work as a clerk in a small town. Here, the impressionable young man falls in love with Lotte, an independent woman who is also on the radar of Goethe’s legal mentor. Friday through the weekend, you can catch the Secret World of Arietty, an anime retelling of the classic story The Borrowers.

At Real ARt Ways in Hartford this week through Thursday, catch El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, documenting renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià as he works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. Over the weekend, Real ARt Ways shows the documentary Gerhard Richter, about one of the world’s greatest living painters.

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

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
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.

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.

4-20-12 Jive

For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s new website 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 on Main Street, graduate and undergraduate students from The Hartt School of music will be performing works for guitar and other instruments. For more information about Buttonwood events, go to www.buttonwood.org

Tonight, The Wesleyan Cello Ensemble and Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky present music for solo and multiple cellos, at 7pm in the Russell House.

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Alexandra Malouta, Anna Mckinsey, Kamar Thomas, Don Christian Jones, and Timothy Lee today through Sunday, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on the Wesleyan University campus.

Tonight, Wesleyan presents a Javanese shadow play accompanied by the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble under the direction of Artist-in-Residence I.M. Harjito and guest musicians at 8pm in the World Music Hall.

Saturday, The Wesleyan University Orchestra under Music Director Angel Gil-Ordonez presents symphonic repertoire from the 19th and 20th centuries at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Friends of the Davison Art Center present “The Big Draw: Middletown”, a community celebration of drawing with workshops for people of all skill levels. The event will be held on Sunday from 1 to 5 on the Wesleyan campus, and is free and open to the public. Visit www.facebook.com/wescfa for updates.

All this weekend at the 92 Theater on High Street, catch Lila Becker’s Senior Thesis, The Ash And The Elder, a theatrical presentation of 5 creation myths from around the world. For more information about all art happenings at Wesleyan, visit wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Tonight at Higher Grounds Coffee House on 70 Main Street in East Hampton it’s their weekly open mic. All are welcome and the show starts at 8PM. Saturday night at Higher Grounds, is a night of Acoustics with singer guitarist Rhiannon Elliot. The show starts at 8PM.

On Saturday, the first-ever “Jazzin’ with the Stars” concert will unite The Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band, with special guest stars Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame artist, Ronnie Spector; and the 50s/60s hit-maker Jimmie Rodgers. Held at The First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street in Middletown from 2pm to 5pm. Contact Nancy Loader with questions, nplcomm@yahoo.com

Body & Sold by Deborah Lake Fortson is a documentary account of true stories from the world of child and youth sex trafficking/slavery. This live theater performance, presented by Soroptimist International of the CT River Valley in cooperation with CT Heritage Productions takes place on Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium, Hunting Hill Ave. Contact crvsoroptimists@aol.com

Here’s some of what’s showing in film around the area:

Saturday, the South Asia Film Series at the Wesleyan Center For Film Studies, on 301 Washington Terrace continues. This week, it’s Pather Panchali, an acclaimed drama about a young girl, Durga, and her family’s village life. Free of charge at 2 pm.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, this Friday are showings of the movie “This is Not A Film” and the cult classic, “The Room”. Tickets, times, and more can be found at realartways.org

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, is hosting the “April in Paris Film Festival” all this week, featuring “Gainsbourg: a Heroic Life”, and “Persepolis”. And beginning Sunday for a 4-day run is “Goethe in Love”, described as a charming romantic comedy. For more information visit Cinestudio.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!

Thursday’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday April, 19th, 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.

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street, it’s The Crankie Show … with puppets and a dessert potluck. Friday, Graduate and Undergraduate students from The Hartt School of music will be performing works for guitar and other instruments. For more information about Buttonwood events, go to buttonwood.org

Tonight, The Wesleyan Cello Ensemble and Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky present music for solo and multiple cellos, at 7pm in the Russell House.

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Alexandra Malouta, Anna Mckinsey, Kamar Thomas, Don Christian Jones, and Timothy Lee today through Sunday, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on the Wesleyan UNiversity campus.

Friday, Wesleyan presents a Javanese shadow play accompanied by the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble under the direction of Artist-in-Residence I.M. Harjito and guest musicians. At 8pm in the World Music Hall. Saturday, The Wesleyan University Orchestra under Music Director Angel Gil-Ordonez presents symphonic repertoire from the 19th and 20th centuries.
8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.

Friday night at Higher Grounds Coffee House on 70 Main Street in East Hampton it’s their weekly open mic. All are welcome and the show starts at 8PM. Saturday night at Higher Grounds, is a night of Acoustics with singer guitarist Rhiannon Elliot. The show starts at 8PM.

On Saturday, the first-ever “Jazzin’ with the Stars” concert will unite one of the best known bands in New England, The Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band, with special guest stars Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame artist, Ronnie Spector; 50s/60s hit-maker Jimmie Rodgers. Held at The First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street in Middletown from 2pm to 5pm. Contact Nancy Loader with questions, nplcomm@yahoo.com

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Friends of the Davison Art Center present “The Big Draw: Middletown”, a community celebration of drawing with workshops for people of all skill levels. The event will be held on Sunday from 1 to 5, and is free and open to the public.

All this weekend at the 92 Theater on High Street, catch Lila Becker’s Senior Thesis, THE ASH AND THE ELDER, a theatrical presentation of 5 creation myths from around the world. For more information about all art happenings at wesleyan, visit wesleyan.edu/cfa.

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. has announced that it will run special activities all this week for the April School break.
Friday, discover the B-29 Superfortress—the largest aircraft in the Museum’s collection. Visitors will be able to go behind the ropes to take a close-up look at this magnificent aircraft from WWII. For further information, call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit neam.org.

Famed songwriter Buddy Mondlock, will be returning to Ridgefield, Sunday at 4:00 P.M.. for a performance at The Acoustic Celebration, 46 Peaceable Street at the Library of Temple Shearith Israel. Tickets are $17 in advance at Ridgefield Music, 19 Governor Street and online at acousticcelebration.org

                                                
There’s a lot of films this week in central connecticut:

Saturday, the south asia film series at the wesleyan center for film studies, on
301 Washington Terrace continues. This week, its PATHER PANCHALI, an Acclaimed drama about a young girl, Durga, and her family’s village life. Free of charge at 2 pm.

Body & Sold by Deborah Lake Fortson is a documentary account of true stories from the
world of child and youth sex trafficking/slavery. The showings are on Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium. Contact Corinne E. Gill at crvsoroptimists@aol.com

At real art ways in Hartford, this Friday are showings of the movie “This is Not A Film” and the cult classic, “The Room”. Tickets, times, and more can be found at realartways.com

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, is hosting the “April in Paris Film Festival” all this week, featuring “Gainsbourg: a Heroic Life”, and “Persepolis” for more information visit Cinestudio.org.

Now stay tuned, here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight:

Right after the Jive at Five it’s Homegrown with Rob DeRosa – The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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