04/18/12 Jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, April 18th, 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!

Tonight, the Underscore Orkestra plays original and traditional Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy, Jazz and Swing at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street. Thursday at the Buttonwood, 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

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

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

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. Celebrated author and Guggenheim Fellow Sam Lipsyte will read from his recent work on Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit Wesleyan-Writing Events.

Thursday, Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their honors talks. Talks will be given by Anne deBoer, Natasha Camhi, Yongneng Conan Cheong, Sarah La Rue, and Erika Siegel at 4:30pm in the Center for the Arts.

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

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.

 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. 
                                                 
There’s a lot of film 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, through tonight, “Hell and Back Again” chronicles one soldier’s return home after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. 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 “Being Jewish in France” tonight. Later in the week, the films “Gainsbourg: a Heroic Life”, and “Persepolis” are featured. Go to Cinestudio.org for more details.

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

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.

4-17-12 Board Meeting

Do people want to be on the board next year?

 

yes!

 

Mickey wants to run for Events

Jesse wants to direct Music again

Adam will run for Public Relations

Mary will run for VP

Avery will run for president and so will Adrien…Contest!

(J and D would love to run but alas they cannot)

 

Updates:

Josh walked across the williamsburg bridge

Adam got an email from someone who is trying to organize a “wesleyan mix tape”. we are not really sure what this has to do with WESU.

run roh- this mix features “pumped up kicks”. Maaaain streaaam

 

Josh announces that White Suns, a wes band from 2009, is coming out with an album and will be the next MGMT. We should support them!

 

Next year’s Program director should watch out for C.C.

 

THIS Sunday will be tips n tricks (we have enough people) and the final exam, in PAC 004.

Trainees are excited to learn about pledge drive hours.

 

MIckey announces that we are putting in a new computer! yaaaay! to replace the b computer, which in turn will replace the A computer, which in turn will replace the lounge computer. (which in turn will replace us)

 

we have the money and the budget for a new version of Adobe audition. Good job, Adrien!

(PLEASE BUY AUDITION)

 

Dan made more promos, many of which involved little kids.

 

Dan and Adam had a great time showing around little boy scouts.

 

Pledge drive is next week. Sam made a google doc for the phone schedule last year, which he will update.

Adrien will update the binders and change the season and the premiums.

 

Franco is retiring! (awww)

 

Ben will take care of pledge drive mailing, but this means a lot of stickers and envelopes for us boardmen. We want to get these out before the pledge drive!

 

 

Brian proposes that we email phone schedule to the trainees, who in turn will be able to email the board to sign up for times to man phones. DJs should let in the trainee DJs, who won’t have door codes.

 

We need to update the BLOG for the pledge drive- BEN FITZELLE!!!!

Ben, you also have to make the spring drive facebook event!

 

So wait, back to Franco. On his show, he announced his retirement and someone called Ben about it. We might have to find a replacement for him and Ben has some ideas.

(death metal in the morning?)

 

I.L. has missed every single staff meeting. He has constantly said that he would show up and he has not. He has historically redeemed himself by subbing for people, but recently couldn’t get it together. He has missed his show as well. This may amount to multiple suspensions, but because he is a senior, this would mean the end of his show. Bryan is concerned that we are teaching him a bad life lesson, and that we should punish him.

 

Bryan moves to suspend him for 10 weeks for each of his misses shows and one for each of his missed meetings, WAIT let’s just make it a 25 week suspension. Adrien seconds. four in favor. 6 abstaining.

 

Bryans party on 4/29…bryan will send out an email to confirm!

 

Adam and Adrien leave to complete housing.

 

After bryan gets IL confirmed, we’ll look for a steady replacement.

 

Sam wants to thank Mary. We all clap in her general direction. We made around $977!

 

Which we can use for awards? Party? (for last staff meeting)

 

Sam will contact John about his grill. We can probably get a discount. Sam will be in charge of organizing this BBQ.

 

Mickey worries that it may be too dark after the staff meeting (with all the elections) are done.

we’ll just check the almanac, we guess. Sunset turns out to be at 7:56

 

maybe we’ll have to start early? Nahh, we got this.

 

so will we have awards? Sam thinks about inclusive categories like “over 10 years of service” and “most service hours” “most fill-ins”

Bryan says scratch that last category because a lot of fill-ins are in lower quality and in violation of station rules

 

“most new releases”?

 

or rather “highest average of new releases”

 

“most bearded?”

 

Studio B record player needs new needles AGAIN. These are expensive and not worth it. Should we keep covers  on the heads in studio A? Should we make it that people bring in their own needles and we don’t provide them at all? (don’t share needles!) Or should we switch them with studio A? Or should we take the studio B needles off and have access to the needles by request? (rick doesn’t like this, because the people on, say, friday night, won’t have access). Rick suggests we take the turntables away completely. Or put in a coffin (like a Dj coffin)

BENN?

 

Bryan will print out operation logs tonight.

 

that looks like its about it.

 

its so sunny out.

 

Back to elections. Bryan proposes an open question session for presidential candidates?

Sam suggests we all run for multiple positions.

 

production

Program (Josh will make it REAL easy for the future program director- he has been keeping meticulous notes on shows)

music

tech

personell

public affairs (dave bauer?)

 

if Sam is here next year he will be on the board!

 

HOMEWORK:

come up with award ideas.

talk to people on the staff you consider board-worthy (FRESHMAN)

4-10-12 Board Meeting Notes

Avery volunteers to take notes.

Bryan, Rick, and Adrien are not here.

 

Sam is doing his thesis and he is crzy. He has been living in the board room and for the love of god he has made such a mess!

 

Adam got a bunch of siiiiiick albums which he added. He’s going to put something on Wesleying about the record fair real soon. If you want to get something on Wesleying, send it to Adam or Ben FItzelle.

 

Jesse sez CMJ works.  We have concerns over a certain trainee.

 

Ben has done the facebook event, and the screens in usdan and weswings are displaying something about the record fair.

 

Mickey cleared 17 gigabytes on the computer! Wooo! Also made a promo with Avery.  Wants to work on eventually replacing studio A computer. Also M.A. was having trouble uploading something in studio c, could  be MA, could be studio c computers fault.

 

Mary made a poster- It’s SO BIG AND GREEN. She used gorilla clue and it got all over her hands. It looks a little like the record fair is on april 5th, but hopefully people will be smart and realize that date has already passed. She has a list of volunteers and she’s gonna organize that and send that out. She put in Ben as a DJ(!) she’ll confirm with food vendors, etc.

 

We all start watching a trainee through the security camera.

 

Back to meeting.

 

Lee was talking about preloading before the fair. Lee with volunteer his car.

WHERE is the WHEEL? The Spinny one! For the raffle.

 

Mickey and Avery will look at Usdan tonight.

 

The training materials for the summer program will be easier to access.

 

Josh ran into Adam on the street! IF YOU ARE IN NYC JOSHUA SHARP WILL FIND YOU.

 

Dan made a lot of promos. Sam helped. Actually flopsy helped. We should do one for earth day! We should do one for Mickey’s birthday.

 

Pledge drive. WHEN IS IT? We discussed this before but we all forgot. Beeeeen can you explain it? Basically, for a number of reasons, it is somehow April 15th! It’s a little daunting to do it right after the record fair. With this time we can try to send out a mailing list to past donors and get phone scheduling together. Still, this is a little late to start.

 

Mickey is concerned that he won’t be able to have access to studio b for training if we change it to April 21st.  Sam proposes that we change it back to April 21st.  Not a lot of enthusiasm behind him.

How did this whole thing come about? We don’t know.

 

Actions about M.O.

Ben has talked with her and with her boss. It upsets her but doesn’t change anything. Now Ben will keep an eye on her.

If anyone is interested, they Community Health Center is interested in people who can help out with tech stuff, and Ben wants to put together a list for them.

 

Still trying to figure out how this pledge drive malarkey came about. We still can’t. Maybe this decision was reached last semester?

We are searching our email inboxes. We got nothing.

 

Did Mickey ever get a key? No. It’s waiting for him at public Safety. Ben F got one.

 

Student activities fair table for Wesfest. 11-2 on Friday. Mickey and Dan can split it. Sam will be there anyway, setting up sound. Adam would do it but he’ll be in NYC, where he will probably be found by Josh.  Mickey will bring program guides.

 

Adam locks self out and it takes forever for his key to work.

 

We work out who will lead tours for Wesfest of the station on Thursday and Friday.

 

Record fair set up on Saturday, which Sam will help set up, but he will be out of commission for  Sunday, which is Zonker Harris day (he is the nephew of Zonker Harris)

 

Mary has 8 people to help with setup, including Mary and Lee. We need to recruit staffers and trainees to help on Saturday.

 

Mary and Ben can work it out on Thursday and solidify a volunteer base

 

Bryan walks in. He has a goatee now.

 

We should send out an email reminding people of the pledge drive.

 

Music purchasing blance- a few sub-MDs requested money and they are still waiting to hear how much they can spend. Tbere have been a few amazon orders, including the Smile box set, which was $200. Ben and Jesse have go to talk this over.

 

Tshirt colors. ALL IN FAVOR OF BLUE> wait no! Ben sez the designer prefers black. This changes some votes.

 

Oh we are confused because we voted twice. Sam exercises his power and decides BLUE. Then he takes it back and holds vote again.

4 for navy.  4 for black. Avery abstains.

Mary says that she thinks we should switch it up, since our shirt last year was black. Bryan casts vote in favor of puke green.

SAM IS BEING A DICTATOR.

 

Avery votes black. Bryan votes blue.  Sam switches votes. Mickey switches votes. Bryan tells Avery to switch votes again.

IT IS BLACK THE SHIRTS ARE BLACK AND GOLD

 

Staff members want to be on links page. Ben Fitz should learn how to set up the wordpress pages for the staff.

 

Spinitron followups on the list that Mickey made to ensure people are filling stuff out.

Bryan suggests that we send out a nice, polite, staffwide reminder.

We need to let them know that they might loose their status if they do not comply with Spinitron. Ben will write personal appeals, with help from Sam.

 

We return to the dates of the pledge drive. Bryan’s thoughts? Bryan had moved it because of training and stuff, but he and Mickey can roll with any changes.  Soooo….VOTE to change the date of the pledge drive to April 23rd .

6 for

2 against

2 abstaining

 

Now the pledge drive is the end of this month.

 

Bryan will let people know about the changes right after this meeting.

4-17 Jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, April 17th, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. 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, the Underscore Orkestra plays original and traditional Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street. Thursday at the Buttonwood, 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 www.buttonwood.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 www.acousticcelebration.org

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

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, DonChristian Jones, and Timothy Lee. Wednesday through Sunday, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on the Wesleyan UNiversity campus. Celebrated author and Guggenheim Fellow Sam Lipsyte will read from his recent work on Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit Wesleyan-Writing Events.

Thursday, Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their honors talks. Talks by: Anne deBoer, Natasha Camhi, Yongneng Conan Cheong, Sarah La Rue, and Erika Siegel. 4:30pm in the Center for the Arts
Also on Thursday, The Wesleyan Cello Ensemble and Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky present music for solo and multiple cellos, at 7pm in the Russell House.
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.
 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, on Sunday from 1 to 5, is free and open to the public, to break down the “I can’t draw” syndrome and celebrate
the visual arts.
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.
Tomorrow,  A room full of LEGOS will be set up in the conference center and the theme is “You & Your Fantastic Flying Machine”. The program is for ages 3-12 and will run from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each age category
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 www.neam.org.  
                                                  
There’s a lot of film this week in central connecticut:

Tomorrow,Middlesex Community College will host a free screening of Gasland, about natural gas “fracking”. This will be followed by a discussion on “fracking,” a method of natural gas extraction used extensively in the United States..
3-4:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall, Room 605

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. Showing Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium. Contact Corinne E. Gill at crvsoroptimists@aol.com

At real art ways in Hartford, Salt of Life continues its run through tomorrow evening.
Try as he might to get noticed by women, Gianni never seems to get a second glance, and starts to question why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life.
Also through Wednesday, Hell and Back Again chronicles one soldier’s return home after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Friday are showings of This is Not A FIlm and the cult classic, The Room. Tickets, times, and more at realartways.com

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, is hosting the “April in Paris Film Festival” all this week, featuring A Screaming Man tonight, and Being Jewish in France on Wednesday, and later in the week, Gainsbourg: a Heroic Life, and Persepolis. Go to Cinestudio.org for more details.

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

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

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 - 1st, 3rd, and 5th weeks]
J-Cherry Presents ‘The Voice of the CITY’
Join J-Cherry and the Strawberries for live and local Connecticut arts and music at it’s best. A bi-weekly show featuring the areas finest artists and musicians of every genre.

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.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Finding Bliss!

April 16th Jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, April 16th, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Zach.

Every Monday it’s “ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH J-CHERRY AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, with 7:30pm sign-up, 8:00pm start.
Wednesday, the Underscore Orkestra plays original and traditional Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing.Thursday at the Buttonwood, 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 www.buttonwood.org

Tomorrow at noon, at the Russell LIbrary on Broad Street,
Bill Conway, a former teacher in the Orange School System, will present a slide and talk show will feature landmarks and fascinating places in Connecticut. More at www.russelllibrary.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 www.acousticcelebration.org

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

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, DonChristian Jones, and Timothy Lee. Wednesday through Sunday, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on the Wesleyan UNiversity campus. Celebrated author and Guggenheim Fellow Sam Lipsyte will read from his recent work on Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit Wesleyan-Writing Events.
THursday, Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their honors talks. Talks by: Anne deBoer, Natasha Camhi, Yongneng Conan Cheong, Sarah La Rue, and Erika Siegel. 4:30pm in the Center for the Arts
Also on Thursday, The Wesleyan Cello Ensemble and Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky present music for solo and multiple cellos, at 7pm in the Russell House.
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.
 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,
from beginners to accomplished artists. The event, on Sunday from 1 to 5, is free and open to
the public: adults, students, and children ages five and up. The Big
Draw’s activities break down the “I can’t draw” syndrome and celebrate
the visual arts.
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.
Tomorrow: The Museum will host an open cockpit program with about 6 aircraft to be open including a helicopter, an airliner, a jet fighter and a WWII aircraft.  All cockpits will close at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday : A room full of LEGOS will be set up in the conference center and the theme is “You & Your Fantastic Flying Machine”. The program is for ages 3-12 and will run from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each age category
 For further information, call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or
visit us on the web www.neam.org.  
                                                    
There’s a lot of film this week in central connecticut:

Wednesday,Middlesex Community College will host a free screening of Gasland, about natural gas “fracking”. This will be followed by a discussion on “fracking,” a method of natural gas extraction used extensively in the United States..
3-4:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall, Room 605

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. Showing Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium. Contact Corinne E. Gill at crvsoroptimists@aol.com

At real art ways in Hartford, Salt of Life continues its run through Wednesday.
Try as he might to get noticed by women, Gianni never seems to get a second glance. Reluctantly striking up a friendship with his daughter’s floundering boyfriend, dejected Giannistarts to question why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life.
Also through Wednesday, Hell and Back Again chronicles one soldier’s return home after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Friday are showings of This is Not A FIlm and the cult classic, The Room. Tickets, times, and more at realartways.com

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, is hosting the “April in Paris Film Festival” all this week, featuring Of Gods and Men tonight, A Screaming Man tomorrow, and Being Jewish in France on Wednesday. Go to Cinestudio.org for more details.

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

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.

Friday, the 13th 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:

This Sunday from 11 – 4 at Wesleyan University’s Beckham Hall, it’s WESU’s spring community record fair and sale! There will be dozens of dealers selling bazillions of Records, CDs, and Tapes from All Genres of Music, plus food truck vendors and Live WESU DJ sets all day!

Saturday at 8 at the BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, Harpeth Rising performs original string music that’s been hailed as an Americana sensation. Sunday, Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works at 4. For more information about Buttonwood events, go to www.buttonwood.org

Through Sunday, view the talents of seniors in the Wesleyan Art Studio Program during the 3rd week of thesis exhibitions. Featuring Cordelia Blanchard, Luke Erickson, Pok Yan Ho, Aaron Eidman, and Harry Hanson, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

Tonight at 7pm at the Crowell Concert hall, there will be a senior music recital by Sean Curtice entitled “Sean Curtice and Composers of 18th-Century Music.” Admission is free and open to the public.


Saturday, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents Argentine composer and pianist Fernando Otero, who evokes the tango sounds of Buenos Aires with his rhythmically vibrant works at 8pm at the Crowell Concert Hall. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.

Saturday at 2pm, Wesleyan University presents a piano recital featuring the winner and finalists of The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition in the Russell House. Admission is free of charge. Students in the Opera/Oratorio Ensemble at Wesleyan University perform selections from its repertory under the direction of Priscilla Gale on Sunday at 5pm in Crowell Concert Hall. For events on the Wesleyan Campus, plus tickets and directions, go to wesleyan.edu/cfa

Vinnie’s Jump & Jive has a Family Dance from 3 to 5p on Saturday at 424 Main St. in Middletown followed by an All Blues All Night dance from 8 to midnight. Visit vinniesjumpandjive.com for details.

This weekend, the Friends of the Library Book Sale returns, from noon to 6 on Friday and Saturday at the Russell Library. Go to russelllibrary.org for more information.

Connecticut’s Jeff Davis and Dan Milner present a special program of Civil War Era songs from the sea, land and homefront at the Branford Folk Music Society on Saturday evening at 8, in the auditorium of the First Congregational Church of Branford. Call 203-488-7715 or visit folknotes.org/branfordfolk/

Tonight the Michael Cleary Band will be at their hometown club, The Winchester Cafe on Rt 66 in Portland. This show starts at 8:30.

Friday nights at Michael’s Restaurant & Lounge in Middletown, 139 Main St Ext from 7-9 the Vintage Vox Quartet plays music from the “American” songbook. This includes a wide variety of some of the greatest songs ever written.

Friday nights in East Hampton at 70 Main Street, Higher Grounds Coffee House has their weekly open mic. The show starts at 8p. Every Saturday it’s live and local music.

Saturday, famed cuban soul group Sierra Maestra, featuring members of The Buena Vista Social Club, brings infectious dance music to the Roots Music Hall, and Sunday, singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick performs. For more info, call 860 724 4444 or go to rootsmusichartford.com

Manic Productions brings “Many Arms and Geoglyphs” to Cafe Nine in New Haven tonight while at BAR in New Haven, Body Language, D. Gookin, and “Universal Remote” perform.  More concert and ticket information can be found at manicproductions.org

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

Tonight at Cinestudio in Hartford, at the early show is the final showing of “The Iron Lady”, Meryl Streep’s  Academy Award winning performance as Britain’s first woman Prime Minister. The late show is Jaws. And Saturday beginning at noon, Cinestudio will show the Lord of The Rings trilogy. Sunday marks the beginning of Cinestudio’s weeklong April In Paris Film festival with a matinee showing of The Passion of Joan of Arc and an evening showing of Belle de Jour. Additional showtimes and ticket information can be found at cinestudio.org

There are no films at Real Art Ways this weekend in anticipation of the 2012 Odd Ball gala. For more information, check out 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!

Thursday’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday, April 12th, 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.

This Sunday from 11 – 4 at Wesleyan University’s Beckham Hall, it’s WESU’s spring community record fair and sale!
There will be dozens of dealers selling bazillions of Records, CDs, and Tapes from All Genres of Music, plus food truck vendors and Live WESU DJ sets all day!

Tonight at 7 at the BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud and six sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Sunday, Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works at The Buttonwood Tree at 4. For more information about Buttonwood events, go to buttonwood.org

Tonight through Sunday, view the talents of the seniors in the Wesleyan Art Studio Program during the third week of thesis exhibitions. Featuring Cordelia Blanchard, Luke Erickson, Pok Yan Ho, Aaron Eidman, and Harry Hanson, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

Tonight at 7pm at the Crowell Concert hall, there will be a senior music recital by Sean Curtice entitled “Sean Curtice and Composers of 18th-Century Music.”. Admission is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Wesleyan University center for the arts presents Argentine composer and pianist Fernando Otero, who evokes the tango sounds of Buenos Aires with his rhythmically vibrant works at 8pm at the Crowell Concert Hall. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.

Saturday at 2pm, Wesleyan University presents a piano recital featuring the winner and finalists of The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition in the Russell House. Admission is free of charge. The Students in the Wesleyan Opera/Oratorio ensemble perform selections from its repertory on Sunday at 5pm at the Crowell Concert Hall.
For events on the Wesleyan Campus, plus tickets and directions, go to wesleyan.edu/cfa

This weekend, the Friends of the Library Booksale returns, from noon to 6 on Friday and Saturday in the Activity room. Go to russelllibrary.org for more information.

Connecticut’s Jeff Davis and Dan Milner present a special program of Civil War Era songs from the sea, land and home front at the Branford Folk Music Society on Saturday evening at 8, in the auditorium of the First Congregational Church of Branford. For more information, call 203-488-7715 or access the society’s Web page at folknotes.org/branfordfolk/

On Friday the 13th, Roots Music Hall in Hartford hosts a Haunted Luau Tiki Party.

Friday, Michael Cleary Band will be at their hometown club, The Winchester Cafe on Rt 66 in Portland. This show starts at 8:30 and the place gets packed so plan on getting there early to catch what is always a rocking show!

Friday nights at Michael’s Restaurant & Lounge in Middletown, 139 Main St Ext from 7-9. Vintage Vox Quartet. play music from the “American” songbook. This includes a wide variety of some of the greatest songs ever written.

Friday nights in East Hampton at 70 Main Street, Higher Grounds Coffee House, it’s their weekly open mic. the show starts at 8PM. Every Staturday it’s live and local music.

Saturday,famed cuban soul group Sierra Maestra, featuring members of The Buena Vista Social Club, brings infectious dance music to the Roots Music Hall, and Sunday, singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick performs. For more info, call 860 724 4444 or go to rootsmusicharford.com

If you are looking for concerts in central connecticut this week, Manic Productions brings “Many Arms and Geoglyphs” to Cafe Nine in New Haven tonight,

At BAR in New Haven, Body Language, D. Gookin, and “Universal Remote” perform.  More concert and ticket information can be found at manic productions.org

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

Tonight through Friday at Cinestudio in Hartford, “The Iron Lady” , Meryl Streep’s tour-de-force, Academy Award winning performance as Britain’s first woman Prime Minister. Showtime and ticket information an be found at cinestudio.org

There are no films at Real Art Ways Thursday and Friday, in anticipation of the Theater’s 2012 Odd Ball gala. For more information, check out realartways.org

Now, Here’s the lineup for tonight’s programming here on 88.1 FM WESU 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

04/11/12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, April 11th, 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!

This Sunday from 11 – 4 at Wesleyan University’s Beckham Hall, it’s WESU’s spring community record fair and sale!
There will be dozens of dealers selling bazillions of Records, CDs, and Tapes from All Genres of Music, plus food truck vendors and Live WESU DJ sets all day!

Thursday at 7 at the BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud and six sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Sunday, Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works at The Buttonwood Tree at 4. For more information about Buttonwood events, go to buttonwood.org

From 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College, see “A UNIVERSAL NATURE” – an exhibit of the printmaking, painting, illustration and fiber works produced during WENDOLYN B. HILL’s 30 year career as a medical and freelance illustrator. A reception will be held on Thursday from  11:30AM-1PM. Also on Thursday, Middlesex Community College welcomes “Destiny Africa Children’s Choir,” a performance group of 8-16 year-old children who have been rescued from horrific conditions in Uganda. They will perform two free performances Thursday at MxCC’s Chapman Hall at both 12:30 and 7 p.m. More about events at Middlesex community college at mxcc.commnet.edu/.

Tonight through Sunday, view the talents of the seniors in the Wesleyan Art Studio Program during the third week of thesis exhibitions. Featuring Cordelia Blanchard, Luke Erickson, Pok Yan Ho, Aaron Eidman, and Harry Hanson, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

Celebrated author and editor of the New Yorker Dorothy Wickenden will read from her recent work tonight at 8:00 P.M. at Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street. Thursday, 7pm at the Crowell Concert hall, there will be a senior music recital by Sean Curtice entitled “Sean Curtice and Composers of 18th-Century Music.”. Admission is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Wesleyan University center for the arts presents Argentine composer and pianist Fernando Otero, who evokes the tango sounds of Buenos Aires with his rhythmically vibrant works at 8pm at the Crowell Concert Hall. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.

Saturday at 2pm, Wesleyan University presents a piano recital featuring the winner and finalists of The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition in the Russell House. Admission is free of charge. The Students in the Wesleyan Opera/Oratorio ensemble perform selections from its repertory on Sunday at 5pm at the Crowell Concert Hall.
For events on the Wesleyan Campus, plus tickets and directions, go to wesleyan.edu/cfa

Tonight, at the Russell Library on Broad Street, Quinnipiac Professor Hedda Kopf leads a book discussion on “The Queen of the Tambourine” by Jane Gardam at 7pm in the Hubbard room.

This weekend, the Friends of the Library Booksale returns, from noon to 6 on Friday and Saturday in the Activity room. Go to russelllibrary.org for more information.

Connecticut’s Jeff Davis and Dan Milner present a special program of Civil War Era songs from the sea, land and home front at the Branford Folk Music Society on Saturday evening at 8, in the auditorium of the First Congregational Church of Branford. For more information, call 203-488-7715 or access the society’s Web page at folknotes.org/branfordfolk/

On Friday the 13th, Roots Music Hall in Hartford hosts a Haunted Luau Tiki Party.

Saturday,famed cuban soul group Sierra Maestra, featuring members of The Buena Vista Social Club, brings infectious dance music to the Roots Music Hall, and Sunday, singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick performs. For more info, call 860 724 4444 or go to rootsmusicharford.com

If you are looking for concerts in central connecticut this week, Manic Productions brings “Many Arms and Geoglyphs” to Cafe Nine in New Haven tonight,

At BAR in New Haven, Body Language, D. Gookin, and “Universal Remote” perform.  More concert and ticket information can be found at manic productions.org

Tonight through Friday at Cinestudio in Hartford, “The Iron Lady” , Meryl Streep’s tour-de-force, Academy Award winning performance as Britain’s first woman Prime Minister. Showtime and ticket information an be found at cinestudio.org

Tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can see both “Salt of Life” and “Forgiveness of Blood”. In “Salt of Life”, try as he might to get noticed by women, Gianni never seems to get a second glance. Dejected, Gianni looks on longingly as his aging pals court gorgeous young women, and starts to question why passion has disappeared from his life. “Forgiveness of Blood” focuses on an Albanian teen who’s life is suddenly up-ended when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that starts a blood feud.

There are no films at Real Art Ways Thursday and Friday, in anticipation of the Theater’s 2012 Odd Ball gala. For more information, check out realartways.org

Now here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight:

Right after the Jive at Five,From 5:05 to 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.

From 6 to 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.

Starting 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.

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

At 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.

4-10-12 Jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, April 10th, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Justin.

This Sunday, it’s WESU’s spring community record fair and sale:
from 11 to 4 at Wesleyan University’s Beckham Hall, there will be dozens of dealers selling bazillions of Records, CDs, and Tapes from All Genres of Music, plus Food Truck vendors and Live WESU DJ Sets All Day.

Thursday at the BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, Talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud and six sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress, starting at 7. Sunday, Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works at The Buttonwood Tree at 4. For more information about Buttonwood events, go to www.buttonwood.org

From 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College, see “A UNIVERSAL NATURE” – an exhibit of the printmaking, painting, illustration and fiber works produced during WENDOLYN B. HILL’s 30 year career as a medical and freelance illustrator. RECEPTION ON THURSDAY, 11:30AM-1PM. Also thursday, 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. They will perform two free performances Thursday at MxCC’s Chapman Hall at both 12:30 and 7 p.m. More about events at Middlesex community college at http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/.

Tonight through Sunday, View the talents of the seniors in the Wesleyan Art Studio Program during the third week of thesis exhibitions. Featuring Cordelia Blanchard, Luke Erickson, Pok Yan Ho, Aaron Eidman, and Harry Hanson, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.
Celebrated author and editor of the New Yorker Dorothy Wickenden will read from her recent work tomorrow at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street. Thursday, at Crowell Concert hall, will be a senior music recital by Sean Curtice entitled “Sean Curtice and Composers of 18th-Century Music.” at 7. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, wesleyan university center for the arts presents Argentine composer and pianist Fernando Otero, who evokes the tango sounds of Buenos Aires with his rhythmically vibrant works. at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall, with a Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm. Saturday at 2pm, wesleyan university presents a piano recital featuring the winner and finalists of The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition in the Russell House. Free of charge. The Students in the Wesleyan Opera/Oratorio ensemble perform selections from its repertory on Sunday, April at 5pm in Crowell Concert Hall
For arts events on the Wesleyan Campus, plus tickets and directions, go to wesleyan.edu/cfa

Tomorrow, at the Russell Library on Broad Street, Quinnipiac Professor Hedda Kopfleads a book discussion on ‘The Queen of the Tambourine’by Jane Gardam at 7pm in the Hubbard room.
This weekend, the Friends of the Library Booksale returns, from noon to 6 on Friday and Saturday in the Activity room. Go to www.russelllibrary.org for more

Connecticut’s Jeff Davis and Dan Milner present a special program of Civil War Era songs from the sea, land and home front at the Branford Folk Music Society on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the First Congregational Church of Branford. For more information, call 203-488-7715 or access the society’s Web page at http://folknotes.org/branfordfolk/

Friday the 13th Roots Music Hall in Hartford hosts a Haunted Luau Tiki Party.
Saturday,famed cuban soul group Sierra Maestra, featuring members of The Buena Vista Social Club, brings infectious dance music to the Roots Music Hall, and sunday, singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick performs. For more info, call 860 724 4444 or go to www.rootsmusicharford.com

If you are looking for concerts in central connecticut this week, Manic Productions brings Many Arms and Geoglyphs to Cafe Nine in New Haven tonight, at BAR in New Haven, Body Language, D. Gookin, and UNiversal Remote perform.  More concerts and tickets at manic productions.org

Tonight at Cinestudio in Hartford, catch We Need to Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton as a mother whose teenage son has carried out a school shooting. Wednesday Through Friday Cinestudio shoes The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep’s tour-de-force, Academy Award®-winning performance as Britain’s first woman Prime Minister. Showtimes and tickets at cinestudio.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can see both Salt of Life and Forgiveness of Blood tonight and tomorrow. In Salt of Life, Try as he might to get noticed by women, Gianni never seems to get a second glance. Dejected Gianni looks on longingly as his aging pals court gorgeous young women, and starts to question why passion has disappeared from his life. The Forgiveness of Blood focuses on an Albanian teen who’s life is suddenly up-ended when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that starts a blood feud. There are no films at Real Art Ways Thursday and Friday, in anticipation of the Theater’s 2012 Odd Ball gala. For more information and ticket, check out realartways.org

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

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.

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

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Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of commercial free jazz with Charles Henry, and we’ll see you at the WESU record fair this Sunday!