Thursday’s JIVE

Good evening, it’s, Thursday May 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 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.

Happenings at the Buttonwood Tree’s this week, Friday night The Press Gang Band blends their skill in traditional Irish music with their curiosity for other styles. Saturday brings the 3rd Annual Music Festival at Halfinger Farms – to Benefit the buttonwood Tree. This Year’s performers will pay homage to their mothers and invite you to do the same! Bluegrass will set the stage. Live animals, face-painting, dancing, and more. Featured artists include ANDY BUZZI, CHARTER OAK BLUEGRASS BAND, POOR OLD SHINE, SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS AND MORE! Additionally, there will be food from local eateries, with tours of the farm and greenhouses. This event is free and open to the public!

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree on Sundays. All are welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am in preparation for the weekly event. More can be found online at foodnotbombs.net

This Sunday afternoon at 4pm The Buttonwood’s Monthly Poetry Potluck presents an opportunity for enthusiasts to get together to share and discuss their favorite poetry. More information about Buttonwood events is available online at www.buttonwood.org

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street in Middletown presents their closing performances of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder this weekend.  Performances are Thursday – Saturday,  at 7:30:pm.  “Our Town” is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life. Tickets are available online at oddfellows.org

Thursday night Brings Real Art Ways Monthly “Creative Cocktail Hour” which features Steve Lambert’s “Capitalism works for me! True/False Project”, an interactive portable public art piece, which lets people have a say on Capitalism.  More online at www.realartways.org

This Friday brings the Middlesex Community College 2012 Arts & Media Festival to Chatman Hall, at MXCC 100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown.  With a Reception starting at 6, and Film And Multimedia Project Screenings Begin At 7 pm. For more information  call (860) 343-5800 or visit

The Russell Knitters invite you to join them at the Russell Library in Middletown this Saturday at 11:00 am to share your expertise and learn from other members. More online at www.russelllibrary.org

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents: Thesis Art Exhibitions at Zilkha Gallery featuring the work of the Class of 2012′s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. The show features drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture and is curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4pm through Saturday, May 26, 2012 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The exhibit is FREE and open to the Public. For more information can be found online at wesleyan.edu/CFA

Sunday afternoon at 4pm, The Greater Middletown Chorale presents “Come, Let Us Sound With Melody!” A concert for spring – American Spirituals and Sacred at the Second Congregational Church of New London United Church of Christ.   Tickets and info can be found online at gmchorale.org/ or by calling 860 316 4854.

This Sunday, The 5th Annual “Thank the Lake Day” at Lake Pocotopaug, Sears Park, 68 North Main Street in East Hampton on Sunday May 20th from 1-5pm…a Free Celebration of the Waters open to free and open to the public…featuring the traditional Cheyenne flute and drum of Joseph Firecrow, the Gypsy Reggae of Hannah’s Field and the Spoken Word of Sympetalous…sponsored by Positively Clean

Sunday also brings Auditions for CT Gilbert & Sullivan performances for Trial By Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore.  AUDITIONS are at 7pm on Sunday & Tuesday, May 22, 7pm at The Church of the Holy Trinity, on Main Street in Middletown. PERFORMANCES September 14-16 at the Performing Arts Center at MHS. For info call 800-866-1606 or visit ctgands.org

Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening outside the main stream of Cinema in central CT

Tonight through Saturday, Cinestudio in Hartford, celebrates the 45th anniversary of The Classic Film, “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman about a recent graduate of an elite East Coast College who refuses to settle for his preplanned future.  Sunday Cinestudio Kicks off a run of “In Darkness” which is based on the true story of a Polish petty thief and sanitation worker, and the disparate group of Jews hiding in the sewers who must rely on him for protection during World War II. Showtimes and tickets can be found at cinestudio.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight, you can see “We Have A Pope” the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope.

Thursday Night Real Art Ways Presents multiple screenings of “A Great Day in Harlem”, This documentary features interviews of many of the Jazz musicians in a famous photograph taken back in 1939 discussing the day the photograph was taken, and showing film footage of that day by Milt Hinton and his wife.

Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of “Delicacy” the new French Drama about life, loss, and love. Saturday you can catch “How to Grow a Band”, a film about Chris Thile, of the Band Nickel Creek and his plans to move forward following his failed marriage and the dissolution of the Band. For more information and tickets, visit realartways.org

That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access arts2GO.org for updated information.

Stick around for 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.

6-6:30: 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.

6:30-8:00: Total Praise with Minister Latrecia – A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary Christian gospel music to uplift your spirit! Get your Praise on!

8-9:30: 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.

9:30-10:30: 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.

at 10:30 it’s Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze- is an 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.



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



From 2:00-3:00am Undercover with DJ Becca –  who says The best covers take original tracks and transform them into their own creations. Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation. 



From 3-4am Sunspot loops with Rick Reaction Forces us to listen to music without the hype.

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

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



Today’s jive was produced and edited by J-Cherry 
www.jcherrypresents.com

05-16-12 Jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, May15th, 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 Buttonwood Tree’s  Buddhist Film Festival presents : “Dhamma Brothers” at  7 pm  This film shows how an overcrowded maximum-security prison in Alabama is transformed by the inspirational influence of Buddhism in the lives of its inmates.  Friday night The Press Gang Band blends their skill in traditional Irish music with their curiosity for other styles.

This Saturday brings the 3rd Annual Music Festival at Halfinger Farms – to Benefit the buttonwood Tree. This Year’s performers will pay homage to their mothers and invite you to do the same! Bluegrass will set the stage. Live animals, face-painting, dancing, raffles, popcorn, and ice cream will make it the place to be for kids of all ages.  Featured artists include ANDY BUZZI, CHARTER OAK BLUEGRASS BAND, POOR OLD SHINE, SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS AND MORE! Additionally, there will be food from local eateries, tours of the farm and greenhouses and more. This event is free and open to the public!

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree on Sundays. All are welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am in preparation for the weekly event. More can be found online at foodnotbombs.net

This Sunday afternoon at 4pm The Buttonwood’s Monthly Poetry Potluck presents an opportunity for enthusiasts to get together to share and discuss their favorite poetry. more information about Buttonwood events is available online at www.buttonwood.org

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street in Middletown presents their closing performances of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder this weekend.  Performances are Thursday – Saturday,  at 7:30:pm.  “Our Town” is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life. Tickets are available online at oddfellows.org

Thursday night Brings Real Art Ways Monthly “Creative Cocktail Hour” which features Steve Lambert’s “Capitalism works for me! True/False Project”, an interactive portable public art piece, which lets people have a say on Capitalism.  More online at www.realartways.org

This weekend brings the Middlesex Community College 2012 Arts & Media Festival to the Jean Burr Smith Library, Pegasus Gallery and the Niche at MXCC in Middletown.  With a Reception: Friday, from 6-9 pm and  Film And Multimedia Project Screenings Begin At 6 pm. For more information please contact: Matthew Weber, Art Curator mweber@mxcc.commnet.edu860.343.5806

The Russell Knitters invite you to join them at the Russell Library in Middletown this Saturday at 11:00 am to share your expertise and learn from other members. More online at www.russelllibrary.org

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents: Thesis Art Exhibitions at Zilkha Gallery featuring the work of the Class of 2012′s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. The show features drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture and is curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4pm through Saturday, May 26, 2012 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The exhibit is FREE and open to the Public. For more information can be found online at wesleyan.edu/CFA

Sunday afternoon at 4pm, The Greater Middletown Chorale presents “Come, Let Us Sound With Melody!” A concert for spring – American Spirituals and Sacred at the Second Congregational Church of New London United Church of Christ.   Tickets and info can be found online at gmchorale.org/ or by calling 860 316 4854.

Sunday also brings Auditions for CT Gilbert & Sullivan performances for Trial By Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore.  AUDITIONS are at 7pm on Sunday & Tuesday, May 22, 7pm at The Church of the Holy Trinity, on Main Street in Middletown. PERFORMANCES September 14-16 at the Performing Arts Center at MHS. For info call 800-866-1606 or visit ctgands.org

Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening outside the main stream of Cinema in central CT

Tonight through Saturday, Cinestudio in Hartford, celebrates the 45th anniversary of The Classic Film, “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman about a recent graduate of an elite East Coast College who refuses to settle for his preplanned future.  Sunday Cinestudio Kicks off a run of “In Darkness” which is based on the true story of a Polish petty thief and sanitation worker, and the disparate group of Jews hiding in the sewers who must rely on him for protection during World War II. Showtimes and tickets can be found at cinestudio.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight, you can see “We Have A Pope” the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope.

Thursday Night Real Art Ways Presents multiple screenings of “A Great Day in Harlem”, This documentary features interviews of many of the Jazz musicians in a famous photograph taken back in 1939 discussing the day the photograph was taken, and showing film footage of that day by Milt Hinton and his wife.

Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of “Delicacy” the new French Drama about life, loss, and love. Saturday you can catch “How to Grow a Band”, a film about Chris Thile, of the Band Nickel Creek and his plans to move forward following his failed marriage and the dissolution of the Band. For more information and tickets, visit realartways.org

That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access arts2GO.org for updated information.

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 The Vault with DJ Anton Banks
On the air since 1995! Presenting listeners with the very latest in underground electronica on vinyl format, so the music can be heard as it was intended. Regularly featuring exclusive sets from international producers and DJs.

From 11pm-1230am it’s Word…Life Radio with H Biz & B Fiz
Early 90′s hip-hop is the focus here, with the occasional touch of punk, funk, reggae and soul.

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 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. Now stay tuned for The Needle Drop.

05-15-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, May April 15th, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Hannah Malloy.

Tonight, there’s a Yoga Laughter workshop at the Buttonwood on Tree Main Street here in Middletown at 7pm.  Tomorrow/Wednesday night the Buttonwood Tree’s  Buddhist Film Festival presents : “Dhamma Brothers” at  7 pm  This film shows how an overcrowded maximum-security prison in Alabama is transformed by the inspirational influence of Buddhism in the lives of its inmates.  Friday night The Press Gang Band blends their skill in traditional Irish music with their curiosity for other styles.

This Saturday brings the 3rd Annual Music Festival at Halfinger Farms – to Benefit the buttonwood Tree. This Year’s performers will pay homage to their mothers and invite you to do the same! Bluegrass will set the stage. Live animals, face-painting, dancing, raffles, popcorn, and ice cream will make it the place to be for kids of all ages.  Featured artists include ANDY BUZZI, CHARTER OAK BLUEGRASS BAND, POOR OLD SHINE, SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS AND MORE! Additionally, there will be food from local eateries, tours of the farm and greenhouses and more. This event is free and open to the public!

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree onSundays. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. In preparation for the weekly event. More online at www.foodnotbombs.net

This Sunday afternoon at 4pm The Buttonwood’s Monthly Poetry Potluck presents an opportunity for enthusiasts to get together to share and discuss their favorite poetry. more information about Buttonwood events is available online at www.buttonwood.org

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street in Middletown presents their closing performances of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder this weekend.  Performances are Thursday – Saturday,  at 7:30:pm.  “Our Town” is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life. Tickets are available online at oddfellows.org

Thursday night Brings Real Art Ways Monthly “Creative Cocktail Hour” which features Steve Lambert’s “Capitalism works for me! True/False Project”, an interactive portable public art piece, which lets people have a say on Capitalism.  More online at www.realartways.org
 
This weekend brings the Middlesex Community College 2012 Arts & Media Festival to the Jean Burr Smith Library, Pegasus Gallery and the Niche at MXCC in Middletown.  With a Reception: Friday, from 6-9 pm and  Film And Multimedia Project Screenings Begin At 6 pm. For more information please contact: Matthew Weber, Art Curator mweber@mxcc.commnet.edu860.343.5806
The Russell Knitters invite you to join them at the Russell Library in Middletown this Saturday at 11:00 am to share your expertise and learn from other members. More online at www.russelllibrary.org
 
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents: Thesis Art Exhibitions at Zilkha Gallery featuring the work of the Class of 2012′s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. The show features drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture and is curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm through Saturday, May 26, 2012 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The exhibit is FREE and open to the Public. For more information, online at www.wesleyan.edu/CFA 
Sunday afternoon at 4pm, The Greater Middletown Chorale presents “Come, Let Us Sound With Melody!” A concert for spring – American Spirituals and Sacred at the Second Congregational Church of New London United Church of Christ.   Tickets and info online at http://www.gmchorale.org/or by calling 860 316 4854. 
Sunday also brings Auditions for CT Gilbert & Sullivan performances for Trial By Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore.  AUDITIONS are at 7pm on Sunday & Tuesday, May 22, 7pm at The Church of the Holy Trinity, on Main Street in Middletown. PERFORMANCES September 14-16 at the Performing Arts Center at MHS. For info call 800-866-1606 or visit http://ctgands.org/
 
Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening outside the main stream of Cinema in central CT

Tonight Cinestudio in Hartford, ends their run of  the Israeli Film, Footnote,  a comedy springing from the universal tale of the rivalry between a father and son. Wednesday through Saturday Cinestudio celebrates the 45 anniversary of The Classic Film, “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman about a recent graduate of an elite East Coast College who refuses to settle for his preplanned future.  Sunday Cinestudio Kicks off a run of “In Darkness” which is based on the true story of a Polish petty thief and sanitation worker, and the disparate group of Jews hiding in the sewers who must rely on him for protection during 2012. Showtimes and tickets at www.cinestudio.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through Wednesday, you can see “We Have A Pope” the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Thursday Night Real Art Ways Presents multiple screenings of “A Great Day in Harlem”, The documentary compiles interviews of many of the Jazz musicians in the famous photograph (f the same name) taken back in 1939 to talk about the day of the photograph, and it shows film footage taken that day by Milt Hinton and his wife. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of the new French Drama about Life, Loss, and Love, “Delicacy”. Saturday you can catch “How to Grow a Band”, a film about Chris Thile, of the Band Nickel Creek’s plans to move forward following his failed marriage and the dissolution of his Band. For more information and ticket, visit www.realartways.org

That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org– the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown. arts2GO.org

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

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

At 6:00 Free Speech Radio News presents your daily evening dose of world news from the Pacifica Network.  

  At 6:30, J-Cherry Presents ‘The Voice of the CITY’. Join J-Cherry and the Strawberries for live and local Connecticut arts and music.

 At  8pm it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, offering  an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, and other music that has a roots influence.

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

At 11- Adrien presents Alive, Not Amplified for an hour of the best in new acoustic based music.

At midnight,  Southbound Train takes the Americana down south for a dose of blue grass, new grass, country and more.

At 1:00 Amy Block & Katherine Cohen – presents Radical Roots

At 2:00 am Nathaniel Brown features film scores and Soundtrax.

At 3:00am Rebecca Kitsis & Ella Dawson co-host City Spotlight featuring the sounds of a new city each week.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

In local good news, The Greater Middletown Special Olympics Athletes competed in Track & Field events at the Special Olympics Connecticut-Eastern Regional Games hosted by the University of Hartford & Hartford Public High School on Saturday, May 12, 2012.  They won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Place awards. Congrats to the athletes and their families from all of us at WESU! For more information about thier program, you can call Special Olympics CT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org
  
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 Bliss with Lauren “Bliss Agnelli”

05-14-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, may April 14th, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Ben Michael.

Every Monday J-CHERRY  hosts The “ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street here in Middletown. Sign-ups are at 7:3o, performances at 8:00. Tomorrow, There’s a Yoga Laughter workshop at the buttonwood Tree at 7pm. Wednesday night the Buttonwood Tree’s  Buddhist Film Festival presents : “Dhamma Brothers” at  7 pm  This film shows how an overcrowded maximum-security prison in Alabama is transformed by the inspirational influence of Buddhism in the lives of its inmates.  Friday night The Press Gang Band blends their skill in traditional Irish music with their curiosity for other styles.

This Saturday brings the 3rd Annual Music Festival at Halfinger Farms – to Benefit the buttonwood Tree. Families, friends, fun, food, and flowers come together once again at Halfinger Farms to celebrate another year of cultural and entertaining events provided by The Buttonwood Tree. This time performers will pay homage to their mothers and invite you to do the same! Bluegrass  will set the stage at the farm’s lush and lovely valley setting surrounded by the rolling hills of Higganum. Live animals, face-painting, dancing, raffles, popcorn, and ice cream will make it the place to be for kids of all ages.  Featured artists include ANDY BUZZI, CHARTER OAK BLUEGRASS BAND, POOR OLD SHINE, SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS AND MORE! Additionally, there will be food from local eateries, tours of the farm and greenhouses and more. This event is free and open to the public!

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. In preparation for the weekly event. More online at www.foodnotbombs.net

This Sunday afternoon at 4pm  Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works at The Buttonwood Tree. more information about Buttonwood events is available online at www.buttonwood.org

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street in Middletown presents their closing performances of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder this weekend.  Performances are Thursday, May 17, 2012 – Saturday, May 19,  at 7:30:pm.  “Our Town” is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life. Tickets are available online at oddfellows.org

Thursday night Brings Real Art Ways Monthly “Creative Cocktail Hr” and presents Steve Lambert’s Capitalism works for me! True/False Project, an interactive portable public art piece, which lets people have a say on a topic that is central to our lives: Capitalism.  More online at www.realartways.org
 
This weekend brings the Middlesex Community College 2012 Arts & Media Festival to the Jean Burr Smith Library, Pegasus Gallery and the Niche at MXCC in Middletown.  With a Reception: Friday, from 6-9 pm and  Film And Multimedia Project Screenings Begin At 6 pm, the annual Arts and Media Festival showcases projects produced by MxCC Broadcast Communications, Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Multimedia students. In addition to the student film and multimedia projects screening, student works are displayed throughout the Jean Burr Smith Library, Pegasus Gallery and the Niche.   Middlesex Community College 2012 Arts & Media Festival.  Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall Library summer session hours are Mondays -Thursdays 8:30am-6:00pm and Fridays 8:30am-4:30pm. For more information please contact: Matthew Weber, Art Curator mweber@mxcc.commnet.edu860.343.5806
The Russell Knitters invite you to join them at the Russell Library Saturday, May 19, at 11:00:am. Join the Russell Library Knitters to share your expertise and learn from other members. The meeting runs from 11a – 1p,. www.russelllibrary.org
 
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents: Thesis Art Exhibitions at Zilkha Gallery featuring the work of the Class of 2012′s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. The show feauteres drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture and is curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm through Saturday, May 26, 2012 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The exhibit is FREE and open to the Public. For more information, online at www.wesleyan.edu/CFA  
Sunday afternoon at 4pm, The Greater Middletown Chorale presents “Come, Let Us Sound With Melody!” A concert for spring – American Spirituals and Sacred at the Second Congregational Church of New London United Church of Christ.   Tickets and info online at http://www.gmchorale.org/ or by calling 860 316 4854. 
Sunday also brings Auditions for CT Gilbert & Sullivan performances: Trial By Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore.  AUDITIONS are at 7pm on Sunday & Tuesday, May 22, 7pm at The Church of the Holy Trinity, on Main Street in Middletown. PERFORMANCES September 14-16 at the Performing Arts Center at MHS. For info call 800-866-1606 or visit http://ctgands.org/
 
Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening outside the main stream of Cinema in central CT
Tonight and tomorrow at Cinestudio in Hartford, you can catch the Israeli Film, Footnote,  a comedy springing from the universal tale of the rivalry between a father and son. Wednesday Through Saturday Cinestudio celebrates the 45 anniversary of The Classic Film, The Graduate starring Dudton Hoffman about a recent graduate of an elites East Coast College who refuses to settle for his preplanned future.  Sunday Cinestudio Kicks off a run of “I Darkness” which is based on the true story of a Polish petty thief and sanitation worker, and the disparate group of Jews hiding in the sewers who must rely on him for protection during 2012. Showtimes and tickets at www.cinestudio.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through Wednesday, you can see “We Have A Pope” the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Thursday Night Real Art Ways Presents multiple screenings of “A Great Day in Harlem”, The documentary compiles interviews of many of the Jazz musicians in the famous photograph (f the same Name) taken back in 1939 to talk about the day of the photograph, and it shows film footage taken that day by Milt Hinton and his wife. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of the new French Dram about Life, Loss, and Love, “Delicacy”. Saturday you can catch In How to Grow a Band, about Chris Thile, of the Band Nickel Creek,  plan to move forward following his failed marriage and the dissolution of his Band. For more information and ticket, visit www.realartways.org

That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown. arts2GO.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.

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

6:30 Michael Benson presents 75 % Folk, serving up contemporary folk and acoustic music with sides of world music, jazz, blues and more.  


at 8:00 It’s the season Finale of Dad Air,  with Uncle Dad and Schlogg Father presenting a mix of funk soul, afro pop and much more.  
At 9:30 Make way for the return of “Aargh” to the WESU airwaves.  Argh has featured heavy duty loud rock and experimental music on WESU for over 20 years. 
At Midnight Its Total Trash  with “A” exploring more loud music from Crust and thrash, to power metal, grind core, and more. 
At 1am, Tyler presents “Mind the Gap” exploring the world of music, poetry and literary works together.

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

05-11-12 Jive

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


For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown. arts2GO.org
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Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Singer/songwriter Sean Ashby plays Guitar on Friday night on The Buttonwood Tree stage here in Middletown, with opener Derek Knott. Saturday night at 8, Karen Frisk & All-Star Trio play a jazz set called “Springtime groovin” and on Sunday, “Food Not Bombs” shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome. If you’d like you can help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am for the 1 pm sharing. Later on Sunday at 7:30, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety and later aired on Comcast TV. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform. All are welcome to participate as a performer or as an audience. “Coming to the mic” is produced and hosted by Ty Mapp. More information about all Buttonwood events can be found at buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957.

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. “Work divided by time” will be on display through Sunday at the Van Vleck Observatory on the Wesleyan campus.

More information about all Wesleyan Arts events can be found at Wesleyan.edu/cfa

Live Opera tonight! Otello (Othello) by Giuseppe Verdi at the Performing Arts Center at MHS, 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown at 7:30 pm. Even the strongest man can be destroyed by jealousy and rumor. What happens when a man listens to his worst fears? Find out in Verdi’s re-telling of Shakespeare’s play, often considered his greatest opera. Presented with English supertitles. Visit www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org or call 860.347.4887 or 860.346.3369


Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street in Middletown presents “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder this weekend and next. A Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in the early twentieth century, “Our Town” is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life. Tickets are available online at oddfellows.org

The Greater Middletown Chorale returns this season for another performance in the Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin this Saturday. Choral works will include works by these three ‘B’s’: Bernstein, Britten, and Brahms. For more information or to purchase tickets call 860 316 4854.

Phoolan Devi, a new raw untouchable opera, will have its world premier on Saturday at 8pm in South Church in Middletown, CT. The composer is Gayathri Khemadasa, from Sri Lanka, currently a Fulbright scholar at Wesleyan University. For more information, please visit the Opera website at phoolandeviopera.com/

In New Haven, SOUND HALL will present a rare discussion and performance by celebrated jazz collective the Chicago Underground Duo tonight at 8PM at INTERCAMBIO, located at 756 Chapel Street. More can be found at soundhall.org

Nineteen Athletes from the Greater Middletown Special Olympics are gearing up for the Special Olympics Connecticut-Eastern Regional Games on Saturday, May 12, 2012 hosted by the University of Hartford & Hartford Public High School in Hartford.  The GMSO Athletes will be competing in Track & Field events. For more information, please call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org

Now how about we take a look at some of the cinema offered in the area:


Tonight through Saturday at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, catch “SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN”, the tale of a Yemeni sheikh who’s fallen under the spell of fly-fishing in Scotland and dreams up a crazy plan: to stock his own (very dry) country with 10,000 North Atlantic salmon. Tickets and more can be found at cinestudio.org

Opening tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford, “We Have A Pope” tells the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Saturday, Real Art ways hosts a special late-night showing of “The ROOM”, the best terrible movie ever, chock-full of communal rituals.  Also, catch one of only three showings of “How to Grow a Band” tonight, a documentary that follows Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile’s attempt to start a new band. Tickets, times, and more can be found at realartways.org

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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you didn’t get a chance to write down some information for an event mentioned in our jive at five –we’ve published the script for today’s jive online at jiveat5.blogspot.com 
And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!

Thursday’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday May 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 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, the Buttonwood Tree on main street Talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud to present up & coming works-in-progress, directly from their own pens. Join host, Cocomo Rock, and co-host, Al Bower, Jr. as six phenomenal storytellers sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Signups are at 6:30. Singer/songwriter Sean Ashby plays Guitar on Friday night on the Buttonwood stage, with opener Derek Knott.Saturday night at 8, Karen Frisk & All-Star Trio play a jazz set called “Springtime groovin” and on Sunday, “Food Not Bombs” shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Later on Sunday at 7:30, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety and later aired on Comcast TV. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform. All are welcome to participate as a performer or as an audience. “Coming to the mic” is produced and hosted by Ty Mapp. More information about all Buttonwood events can be found at buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957.

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. “Work divided by time” will be on display through Sunday at the Van Vleck Observatory on the Wesleyan campus.

Choreographer Iddi Saaka, World Dance Artist in Residence, and Master Drummer Abraham Adzenyah will be performing with their students West African dance and drumming in a free outdoor concert this Friday at 3pm in the Center for the Arts Courtyard.

More information about all Wesleyan Arts events can be found at Wesleyan.edu/cfa

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street in Middletown presents “Our Town” this weekend and next.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in the early twentieth century, “Our Town” is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life.Tickets are available online at oddfellows.org

The Greater Middletown Chorale returns this season for another performance in the Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin  this Saturday. Choral works will include works by these three ‘B’s’: Bernstein, Britten, and Brahms For more information or to purchase tickets call 860 316 4854.

Phoolan Devi, a new raw untouchable opera, will have its world premier on Saturday at 8pm in South Church in Middletown, CT. The composer is Gayathri Khemadasa, from Sri Lanka, currently a Fulbright scholar at Wesleyan University.for more information, please visit the Opera website at phoolandeviopera.com/

It’s MIDWEEK TANGO-EVERY  WEDNESDAY at the BARCA RESTAURANT / ROOTS MUSIC HALL located on
10 Bartholomew Av. Hartford CT. Take a lesson & receive a free drink, socialize, and practice your dance moves. More can be found at opendanceworld.org

In New Haven, SOUND HALL will present a rare discussion and performance by celebrated jazz collective the Chicago Underground Duo on Frida at 8PM at INTERCAMBIO, located at 756 Chapel Street. More can be found at soundhall.org

Hedda Kopf, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Quinnipiac University, leads a book discussion on Tom Rachman’s  ‘The Imperfectionists’ tonight at 7 in the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room. More events can be found online at russelllibrary.org

Tonight through Saturday at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, catch “SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN”, the tale of a Yemeni sheikh  who’s fallen under the spell of fly-fishing in Scotland and dreams up a crazy plan: to stock his own (very dry) country with 10,000 North Atlantic salmon. Tickets and more can be found at cinestudio.org

Through tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford, see  the documentary “Gerhard Richter Painting”, which is about one of the world’s greatest living painters. Opening Friday “We Have A Pope” tells the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Saturday, Real Art ways hosts a special late-night showing of “The ROOM”, The best terrible movie ever, chock-full of communal rituals.  Also, catch one of only  three showings of “How to Grow a Band” this Friday, a documentary that follows Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile’s attempt to start a new band. Tickets, times, and more can be found at realartways.org

Stick around for 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.

10:30-1am we welcome DJ Aaron to the airwaves for a free form eclectic mix of independent rock and experimental music.
from 1am to 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.

05-09-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, May 9th, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience.” Thanx for tuning in!

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree on main street presents “Evening Oasis”, a belly dance presentation at 8pm, with beautiful dancers, traditional dress and music.

Talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud to present up & coming works-in-progress, directly from their own pens. Join host, Cocomo Rock, and co-host, Al Bower, Jr. as six phenomenal storytellers sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Signups are at 6:30. Singer/songwriter Sean Ashby plays Guitar on Friday night on the Buttonwood stage, with opener Derek Knott.

Saturday night at 8, Karen Frisk & All-Star Trio play a jazz set called “Springtime groovin” and on Sunday,
“Food Not Bombs” shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.

Later on Sunday at 7:30, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety and later aired on Comcast TV. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform. All are welcome to participate as a performer or as an audience. “Coming to the mic” is produced and hosted by Ty Mapp. More information about all Buttonwood events can be found at buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957.

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. “Work divided by time” will be on display through Sunday at the Van Vleck Observatory on the Wesleyan campus.

Choreographer Iddi Saaka, World Dance Artist in Residence, and Master Drummer Abraham Adzenyah will be performing with their students West African dance and drumming in a free outdoor concert this Friday at 3pm in the Center for the Arts Courtyard.

More information about all Wesleyan Arts events can be found at Wesleyan.edu/cfa

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street in Middletown presents “Our Town” this weekend and next.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in the early twentieth century, “Our Town” is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life.Tickets are available online at oddfellows.org

The Greater Middletown Chorale returns this season for another performance in the Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin  this Saturday. Choral works will include works by these three ‘B’s’: Bernstein, Britten, and Brahms
For more information or to purchase tickets call 860 316 4854.

Phoolan Devi, a new raw untouchable opera, will have its world premier on Saturday at 8pm in South Church in Middletown, CT. The composer is Gayathri Khemadasa, from Sri Lanka, currently a Fulbright scholar at Wesleyan University.

For more information, please visit the Opera website at phoolandeviopera.com/

It’s MIDWEEK TANGO-EVERY  WEDNESDAY at the BARCA RESTAURANT / ROOTS MUSIC HALL located on
10 Bartholomew Av. Hartford CT. Take a lesson & receive a free drink, socialize, and practice your dance moves. More can be found at opendanceworld.org

In New Haven, SOUND HALL will present a rare discussion and performance by celebrated jazz collective the Chicago Underground Duo on Frida at 8PM at INTERCAMBIO, located at 756 Chapel Street. More can be found at soundhall.org

Hedda Kopf, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Quinnipiac University, leads a book discussion on Tom Rachman’s  ‘The Imperfectionists’ tonight at 7 in the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room. More events can be found online at russelllibrary.org

Tonight through Saturday at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, catch “SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN”, the tale of a Yemeni sheikh  who’s fallen under the spell of fly-fishing in Scotland and dreams up a crazy plan: to stock his own (very dry) country with 10,000 North Atlantic salmon. Tickets and more can be found at cinestudio.org

Through tomorrow at Real Art Ways in Hartford, see  the documentary “Gerhard Richter Painting”, which is about one of the world’s greatest living painters. Opening Friday “We Have A Pope” tells the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope.

Saturday, Real Art ways hosts a special late-night showing of “The ROOM”, The best terrible movie ever, chock-full of communal rituals.  Also, catch one of only  three showings of “How to Grow a Band” this Friday, a documentary that follows Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile’s attempt to start a new band. Tickets, times, and more can be found at realartways.org

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

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for 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.

From 9:30 to 11pm 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.

05-08-12 Board Meeting

First meeting with new board!

 

New members or new roles:

David B(Public Affairs)

Virgil T (PR)

Mickey C (Events Coordinator)

Isabelle (Production)

Adam I (MD)

Alex (Personnel Director)

Jesse B (MD)

Avery T (President)

Mary  (VP)

Rick (Program Manager)

Ben M (General Manager)

Adrien (Program Director)
Dan N (Tech Director)

 

Outgoing board members determined to be the best.

 

No board meeting next week. Stick around and do board hours for as long as you can this week. No board hours next week.

 

Rick and Dave start filling out operating logs so they can be put in the studio. Staples or no staples? Debate to be continued (without Bryan).

 

Training/testing issues:

-SZ, Sam is following up with her

-Ben willing to work with anyone to help complete service hours

-MC passed practical (before completing service hours)

-Don’t let people test without doing service hours and internships in the future

-NM didn’t complete his practical test last semester, didn’t follow through this semester, missed practical testing dates

-PJ couldn’t finish training but can work with him for the summer, Bryan said he didn’t reach out throughout the process but Ben heard from him

 

JL issues:

-couldn’t play a CD, she was nervous

-policy where new DJs can’t cover until they’ve had their own show so they’re not playing during drive time?

*Bryan says no because he wants people to volunteer who aren’t necessarily guaranteed a show

*an exception for drive time shows only?

*theoretically ready for air after passing their exams (need to give more practical prep during training)

*people choosing replacements should choose subs responsibly (encourage DJs to acknowledge risks of letting a new DJ cover show, board communicate with DJ about this matter)

*general consensus is no to this suggestion

-passed in terms of criteria but transitions not so great, tentative, maybe should’ve been retested?, restructuring of practical passing criteria

*take away points for bad transitions

*include post-practical pointers

*post-exam ask if trainees felt comfortable

-more practical experience given during training-how to do this

*do the first show with a staff member in the room-problematic because staff would have to go with them to their 3 am show

*let the interns on shows run boards completely during healthy portion of show

BYE SAM THANK YOU!

*anyone who hosts an intern signs off on a checklist after hosting (but acknowledge risk that more paperwork might deter people from hosting)

JOSH ARRIVES UNEXPECTEDLY AND TAKES A PICTURE

*come up with mission statement: quality vs. quantity

 

AG and JE eligible for next semester on air if they did service hours last semester while they were on air. We would welcome them back. Adam fails as a trainer…

 

Music in Public Life Forum-had a meeting with Ben:

-too late for training so can’t have own show

-possibly have spotlights/features on other shows next year (5 to 15 minute spots on other shows, need to make a timeline)-work with J Cherry and Rob D

-benefits for WESU as a sponsor

 

25th of May from set up at 1:30 (Mickey), 2 to 5 WESU Open House, who can be there? Send an email! Food????

-Talk to Rob, underwriting for Red and Black in exchange for catering (drinks, finger food)

-Typhoon lady supportive

-cupcakes??

 

Good to know official HPH DJs (send board a list next season)

 

Summer programming

-Josh has a decent idea of who wants to do their shows during the interim period

-someone needs to deal with music that’s coming in (Bryan volunteered to post charts over the summer but Jesse’s being nice so they will figure it out via email, most sub MDs will be here)

 

2 CMJ Passes=500 dollars

-if room in the budget, Ben might be able to make it happen

 

Access to board room

-people have ability to be in the board room that maybe shouldn’t have the right to

5/8/12 Jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, May 8th, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Avery

Tomorrow Evening, the Buttonwood Tree on main street presents “Evening Oasis” Belly Dance Presentation at 8pm, with beautiful dancers, traditional dress and music.
Talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud to present up & coming works-in-progress, directly from their own pens. Join host, Cocomo Rock, and co-host, Al Bower, Jr. as six phenomenal storytellers sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Signups are at 6:30. Singer/songwriter Sean Ashby plays Guitar on Friday night on the Buttonwood stage, with opener Derek Knott.

Saturday night at 8, Karen Frisk & All-Star Trio play a jazz set called “Springtime groovin
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help the prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Later on Sunday, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform. All are welcome to participate as a performer or as audience. Produced and hosted by Ty Mapp, Sunday at 7:30. More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

A new sound installation by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, “work divided by time” reflects on how the scientific definition of energy resonates and clashes with cultural and historical concepts. On display through Sunday at the Van Vleck Observatory

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Peter Hadley, will perform an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion. tonight at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall
Choreographer Iddi Saaka, World Dance Artist in Residence, and Master Drummer Abraham Adzenyah will be performing with their students in West African Dance and West African Drumming in a free outdoor concert this Friday at 3pm in the Center for the Arts Courtyard

More information about all Wesleyan Arts events at Wesleyan.edu/cfa

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington street in Middletown presents Our Town, this weekend and next.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in the early twentieth century, Our Town is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life.
Tickets available online at oddfellows.org

The Greater Middletown Chorale returns this season for another performance in the Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin  this Saturday. Choral works will include works by these three ‘B’s’: Bernstein, Britten, and Brahms
For more information or to purchase tickets call 860 316 4854.

Phoolan Devi, a new raw untouchable opera, will have its world premier on Saturday at 8pm in South Church in Middletown, CT. The composer is Gayathri Khemadasa, from Sri Lanka, currently a Fulbright scholar at Wesleyan University.

For more information, please visit the Opera website at phoolandeviopera.com/

It’s MIDWEEK TANGO-EVERY  WEDNESDAY at BARCA RESTAURANT / ROOTS MUSIC HALL
10 Bartholomew Av. Hartford CT. Take a lesson & receive a free drink, socialize, and practice your dance moves. More at opendanceworld.org


In New Haven, SOUND HALL will present a rare discussion and performance by celebrated jazz collective, Chicago Underground Duo.  Friday, 8PM at INTERCAMBIO, located at 756 Chapel Street, New Haven. more at soundhall.org

Hedda Kopf, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Quinnipiac University, leads a book discussion on Tom Rachman’s  ‘The Imperfectionists’. Wednesday at 7 in the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room. More events online at russelllibrary.org

Tonight at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, catch MONSIEUR LAZHAR, a comic and deeply compassionate story of a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant in Montreal who steps in as a substitute teacher after his predecessor commits suicide. Wednesday through Saturday Cinestudio shows SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN, the tale of a Yemeni sheikh  who’s fallen under the spell of fly-fishing in Scotland dreams up a crazy plan: to stock his own (very dry) country with 10,000 North Atlantic salmon.

Tickets and more at cinestudio.org

Through Thursday at Real Art Ways in Hartford, see  the documentary Gerhard Richter Painting, about One of the world’s greatest living painters. Opening Friday We Have A Pope tells the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope.
Tonight, Real Art Ways hosts a special showing of the 60’s classic The Time Machine (1960), with a talk by  Dr. Ronald Mallett, a professor of physics specializing in particle and field theory at the University of Connecticut, on the physics of time travel and the feasibility of building a time machine in the real world.

Saturday, Real Art ways hosts a special late-night showing of The ROOM, The best terrible movie ever, chock-full of communal rituals.  Catch one of only  three showings of How to Grow a Band this Friday, a documentary that follows Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile’s attempt to start a new band
Tickets, times, and more at realartways.org

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

Right after the Jive at Five

At  8pm it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, offering  an eclectic selection of Folk, Americana and other music that has a roots influence. Tonight, Appalachian-Gaelic singer Kyle Carey and her band will be live in the studio with Bill.
 
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

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 The Melting Pot

5/7/12 JIVE


Good evening, it’s Monday, May 7th, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m____.
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.
“Evening Oasis” Belly Dance Presentation at The Buttonwood Tree starts at 8pm on Wednesday, with beautiful dancers, traditional dress and music.
Talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud to present up & coming works-in-progress, directly from their own pens. Join host, Cocomo Rock, and co-host, Al Bower, Jr. as six phenomenal storytellers sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Signups at 6:30. Singer/songwriter Sean Ashby plays Guitar on Friday night on the Buttonwood stage, with opener Derek Knott.
Saturday night at 8, Karen Frisk & All-Star Trio play a jazz set called “Springtime groovin
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help the prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Later on Sunday, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform. All are welcome to participate as a performer or as audience. Produced and hosted by Ty Mapp, Sunday at 7:30. More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

A new sound installation by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, “work divided by time” reflects on how the scientific definition of energy resonates and clashes with cultural and historical concepts. On display through Sunday at the Van Vleck Observatory
Tonight Your spirits will be lifted by the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers, conducted by one of New England’s leading authorities on gospel music and WESU DJ, Dr. Marichal Monts ’84. at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Peter Hadley, will perform an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion. Tomorrow at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall
Choreographer Iddi Saaka, World Dance Artist in Residence, and Master Drummer Abraham Adzenyah will be performing with their students in West African Dance and West African Drumming in a free outdoor concert this Friday at 3pm in the Center for the Arts Courtyard
More information about all Wesleyan Arts events at Wesleyan.edu/cfa

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington street in Middletown presents Our Town, this weekend and next.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in the early twentieth century, Our Town is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life.
Tickets available online at oddfellows.org

The Greater Middletown Chorale returns this season for another performance in the Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin  this Saturday. Choral works will include works by these three ‘B’s’: Bernstein, Britten, and Brahms
For more information or to purchase tickets call 860 316 4854.

Phoolan Devi, a new raw untouchable opera, will have its world premier on Saturday at 8pm in South Church in Middletown, CT. The composer is Gayathri Khemadasa, from Sri Lanka, currently a Fulbright scholar at Wesleyan University.

For more information, please visit the Opera website at phoolandeviopera.com/

It’s MIDWEEK TANGO-EVERY  WEDNESDAY at BARCA RESTAURANT / ROOTS MUSIC HALL
10 Bartholomew Av. Hartford CT. Take a lesson & receive a free drink, socialize, and practice your dance moves

In New Haven, SOUND HALL will present a rare discussion and performance by celebrated jazz collective, Chicago Underground Duo.  Friday, 8PM at INTERCAMBIO, located at 756 Chapel Street, New Haven.

Hedda Kopf, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Quinnipiac University, leads a book discussion on Tom Rachman’s  ‘The Imperfectionists’. Wednesday at 7 in the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room. More events online at russelllibrary.org

Tonight and tomorrow at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, catch MONSIEUR LAZHAR, a comic and deeply compassionate story of a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant in Montreal who steps in as a substitute teacher after his predecessor commits suicide. Wednesday through Saturday Cinestudio shows SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN, the tale of a Yemeni sheikh  who’s fallen under the spell of fly-fishing in Scotland dreams up a crazy plan: to stock his own (very dry) country with 10,000 North Atlantic salmon.

Tickets and more at cinestudio.org

Through Thursday at Real Art Ways in Hartford, see  the documentary Gerhard Richter Painting, about One of the world’s greatest living painters. Opening Friday We Have A Pope tells the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope.
Tomorrow, Real Art Ways hosts a special showing of the 60’s classic The Time Machine (1960), with a talk by  Dr. Ronald Mallett, a professor of physics specializing in particle and field theory at the University of Connecticut, on the physics of time travel and the feasibility of building a time machine in the real world.

Saturday, Real Art ways hosts a special late-night showing of The ROOM, The best terrible movie ever, chock-full of communal rituals.  Catch one of only  three showings of How to Grow a Band this Friday, a documentary that follows Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile’s attempt to start a new band
Tickets, times, and more at 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.
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.