All-Staff Meeting 5/6/12

5-6 Staff Meeting

Sam is late to his last meeting. wow. way to be on the ball sam!

introduction of new djs

-we have 12-14 new djs!

-training is over

give yourselves a hand for the pledge drive

-we made it!

-don’t feel bad that you didn’t get any calls, its a new pledge drive

season and most of our callers are first time listeners!

ben passes it off to sam

-sam says thank you for letting him be your president

program director

-email went out for summer programming apps

-current season ends on may 9th

–if you want to maintain your show, email program@wesufm.org

–if you are a student and you don’t email, we will assume you don’t

want your show

the summer schedule will begin on may 21st

applications due may 14th

a thank you to everyone for a great year and run at the station

events

a thank you to anyone who volunteered for the record fair

personnel

-you need to submit service hour sheets asap (before the end of the

spring season)

staff announcements

j cherry announces a music festival in middletown in august (date tbd,

but on saturday)

-if you know anyone interested in helping out, performing or grabbing

a table email her

general announcements about subs

-when you send out an email seeking coverage, make sure to announce to

the staff (or at least the program director and the board) so that we

do not get multiple substitutes for show

wesu acknowledgements

-graduating wesleyan seniors

-wesu board members that are moving on

awards:

highest average of new releases: bill revill

most total new releases: jason villani

most service hours (as reported) in fall/winter: garnett

most service hours (as reported) in spring: psychedelic rick

acknowledgement of staff members who completed over 20 hours

our jive at five group

myrp

people with shows running over 10 years

election time

a final thanks from sam

Board Meeting, 5/1/12

5/1

training/testing reminders
special case
-email to be handled by sam
-talking about improving the test/how trainees weren’t prepared for written exam
-one of the questions is a freebie now (about staff meeting)

random jamiroquai discussion

board election discussion
-still have 3 positions without applicants
–anyone who volunteers now is a write-in

next board meeting
-with the new board

commencement open house
may 25th from 2-5
bring this up next meeting

summer program
(need to talk to josh)
prez will email

lingering disciplinary issues
-being dealt with by personnel

staff bbq
-on track!
-prez sending out one more email for food

awards?
-prez making a list
mds generate a list of sub mds

5/4 JIVE

Good evening, it’s Friday May 4th, 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, WESU’s intern.Thanks for tuning in.

Thanks to all of our listeners who have supported our First Ever Spring Pledge drive. We nearly met our goal this spring! Listener support enables WESU to continue to bring you a unique mix of music and news that you just can’t find elsewhere, as well as information on community events and services like this jive at five community calendar. We still have some thank you gifts to offer in thanks for your support. If you haven’t yet made a donation, please consider making your pledge of support online at www.wesufm.org

This year’s thesis students in Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program are invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for a year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. The Thesis art show is on display through  May 26 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, open Thur-Sunday, noon-4pm

Introductory and Advanced students perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire. At 7pm tonight in Crowell Concert Hall

tomorrow at 9pm in the Memorial Chapel, the Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum performs Funeral Music from Tudor and Stuart England under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden.

The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble showcases the dynamic mixture of traditional drumming and dance, Sunday night at 7 in the World Music Hall.

The Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble, in collaboration with the Wesleyan Orchestra and Chorus, will present works associated with the classic Chinese novel “Dream of the Red Chamber”, and music in various regional style in Crowell Concert Hall on Sunday at 8.

As part of Wesleyan’s Annual “Spring Dance” show, Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies, tonight and tomorrow at 8 at the Patricelli ’92 Theater. Featuring new works by Eleonore Bayles, Kim Ladd, Naya Samuel, Jiovani Robles, Emily Weitzman, and Sally Williams.

You can find more information about all arts events at Wesleyan University online at Wesleyan.edu/cfa

Here in Middletown, tonight, at The Buttonwood Tree on main street, Drummer Art Lillard and his trio will play jazz standards, show tunes, swing tunes, bossa nova, and blues, as well as some originals.
Saturday afternoon at the Buttonwood, the piano students of Joe Riff’s music perform a recital at 2:30. Through the month of May, Telephone Portraits will be on display. A photograpy exhibit  by Michael Arafeh of Coffeehouse Recording Studio will be on display. Sunday, the Buttonwood Tree presents religious services with “Solid Rock Ministries”,  and Rev. Ronnie Bantum from 10am – 11am and then Worship with Pastor Sandra Steele from 11am to noon. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. all welcome, and consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food beforehand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, go to buttonwood.org

Tomorrow, from 11am to 1, The Russell Knitters gather to share ideas and expertise at Russell Library in Middletown. You are invited to bring your knitting projects, questions, and expertise. No registration is required. www.russelllibrary.org  for information about other classes and clubs the library has to offer.

The Sanctuary at Shepherds Field in East Haddam hosts its third Annual Karmic Relief fund raising event this Saturday, featuring Comic Hypnotist Dan Larosa, live jazz music, and a silent auction of special works of art by well-known artists and holistic practitioners, as well as food and drink. To buy tickets or to find out more, you can call the Sanctuary at (860) 319-1134 or visit their website at oursanctuary.org

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

Now, here’s a brief rundown of cinema off the beaten path in central CT this week.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford is showing “JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME” which chronicles a day of unexpected adventures for a 30-year-old slacker, who only intended to pick up some wood glue for his mother (Susan Sarandon). More online at cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford offers screenings of two documentaries this week. “EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS” follows the renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià as he works with his culinary team to develop a new menu for his restaurant. Tonight’s showing will be preceded by a special molecular bar and food demonstration with local restaurants at 6 PM.
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is an intimate portrait of performance artist and musician Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye, as they undergo a series of plastic surgeries for their “Pandrogyne” project. More info can be found online at realartways.org

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


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.

Thursday’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday May 3rd, 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.

Thanks to all of our listeners who have supported our First Ever Spring Pledge drive. We nearly met our goal this spring! Listener support enables WESU to continue to bring you a unique mix of music and news that you just can’t find elsewhere, as well as information on community events and services like this jive at five community calendar. We still have some thank you gifts to offer in thanks for your support. If you haven’t yet made a donation, please consider making your pledge of support online at www.wesufm.org

This year’s thesis students in Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program are invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for a year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. The Thesis art show is on display today through Saturday, May 26 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, open Thru-Sunday, noon-4pm

You can experience the culture of Java with students of Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan and Dance, Thursday at 7pm in the World Music Hall. Also  tonight, catch the annual Organ Romp, which features Wesleyan student organists, pianists and percussionists performing new music and non-standard organ repertoire. Check the CFA website for the costume theme, as well as updated performer and program information.

Tonight at 10pm at the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel, Introductory and Advanced students perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire. At 7pm this Friday in Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday at 9pm in the Memorial Chapel, the Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum performs Funeral Music from Tudor and Stuart England under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden.

The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble showcases the dynamic mixture of traditional drumming and dance, Sunday night at 7 in the World Music Hall.

The Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble, in collaboration with the Wesleyan Orchestra and Chorus, will present works associated with the classic Chinese novel “Dream of the Red Chamber”, and music in various regional style in Crowell Concert Hall on Sunday at 8.

As part of Wesleyan’s Annual “Spring Dance” show, Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies, Friday and Saturday night at 8 at the Patricelli ’92 Theater. They are featuring new works by Eleonore Bayles, Kim Ladd, Naya Samuel, Jiovani Robles, Emily Weitzman, and Sally Williams.

You can find more information about all arts events at Wesleyan University online at Wesleyan.edu/cfa

Here in Middletown, tonight, The Buttonwood Tree, The long standing Acoustic Open mic with Bob Gotta occurs every First Thursday at the Buttonwood with 6:30 sign ups and a 7:00 start time.
Friday at 8, Drummer Art Lillard leads his jazz trio who will play jazz standards, show tunes, swing tunes, bossa nova, and blues, as well as some originals.
Saturday afternoon at the Buttonwood, the piano students of Joe Riff’s music perform a recital at 2:30. Through the month of May, Telephone Portraits will be on display. A photograpy exhibit  by Michael Arafeh of Coffeehouse Recording Studio will be on display. Sunday, the Buttonwood Tree presents religious services with “Solid Rock Ministries”,  and Rev. Ronnie Bantum from 10am – 11am and then Worship with Pastor Sandra Steele from 11am to noon. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. all welcome, and consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food beforehand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, go to buttonwood.org

This Saturday, from 11am to 1, The Russell Knitters gather to share ideas and expertise at Russell Library in Middletown. You are invited to bring your knitting projects, questions, and expertise. No registration is required. www.russelllibrary.org  for information about other classes and clubs the library has to offer.

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

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

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

Now, here’s a brief rundown of cinema off the beaten path in central CT this week.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford is showing “JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME” which chronicles a day of unexpected adventures for a 30-year-old slacker, who only intended to pick up some wood glue for his mother (Susan Sarandon). More online at cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford offers screenings of two documentaries this week. “EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS” follows the renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià as he works with his culinary team to develop a new menu for his restaurant. Friday’s showing will be preceded by a special molecular bar and food demonstration with local restaurants at 6 PM.
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is an intimate portrait of performance artist and musician Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye, as they undergo a series of plastic surgeries for their “Pandrogyne” project. More info can be found online at realartways.org

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

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

6-6:30pm

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

6:30-8pm

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

8-9:30pm

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

9:30-10:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:00-2:00am

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

2:00-3:00am

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

3-4am

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

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

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

05-02-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, May 2nd 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!

Thanks to all of our listeners who have supported our First Ever Spring Pledge drive. We nearly met our goal this spring! Listener support enables WESU to continue to bring you a unique mix of music and news that you just can’t find elsewhere, as well as information on community events and services like this jive at five community calendar. We still have some thank you gifts to offer in thanks for your support. If you haven’t yet made a donation, please consider making your pledge of support online at www.wesufm.org

This year’s thesis students in Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program are invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for a year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. The Thesis art show is on display today through Saturday, May 26 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, open Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm

A new sound installation by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen called “work divided by time” reflects on how the scientific definition of energy resonates and clashes with cultural and historical concepts, inspired in part by intricate 20th-century mechanical clocks. You can experience this installation this evening until 6pm at Wesleyan’s Van Vleck Observatory.

Also tonight, Professor of Music (and living legend of experimental music) Anthony Braxton’s student ensemble performs his compositions at the Crowell Concert Hall at 8.

You can experience the culture of Java with students of Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan and Dance, Thursday at 7pm in the World Music Hall. Also Thursday night, catch the annual Organ Romp, which features Wesleyan student organists, pianists and percussionists performing new music and non-standard organ repertoire. Check the CFA website for the costume theme, as well as updated performer and program information.

Thursday at 10pm at the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel, Introductory and Advanced students perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire. At 7pm this Friday in Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday at 9pm in the Memorial Chapel, the Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum performs Funeral Music from Tudor and Stuart England under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden.

The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble showcases the dynamic mixture of traditional drumming and dance, Sunday night at 7 in the World Music Hall.

The Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble, in collaboration with the Wesleyan Orchestra and Chorus, will present works associated with the classic Chinese novel “Dream of the Red Chamber”, and music in various regional style in Crowell Concert Hall on Sunday at 8.

As part of Wesleyan’s Annual “Spring Dance” show, Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies, Friday and Saturday night at 8 at the Patricelli ’92 Theater. They are featuring new works by Eleonore Bayles, Kim Ladd, Naya Samuel, Jiovani Robles, Emily Weitzman, and Sally Williams.

You can find more information about all arts events at Wesleyan University online at Wesleyan.edu/cfa

Here in Middletown, tonight, The Buttonwood Tree hosts a photography exhibit organized by Michael Arafeh, owner of The Coffeehouse Recording Studio in the North End. The show features many local scenes and area musicians, and is on display through the month of May.  The long standing Acoustic Open mic with Bob Gotta occurs every First Thursday at the Buttonwood with 6:30 sign ups and a 7:00 start time.

Friday at 8, Drummer Art Lillard leads his jazz trio who will play jazz standards, show tunes, swing tunes, bossa nova, and blues, as well as some originals.

Saturday afternoon at the Buttonwood, the piano students of Joe Riff’s music perform a recital at 2:30.

Sunday, the Buttonwood Tree presents religious services with “Solid Rock Ministries”,  and Rev. Ronnie Bantum from 10am – 11am and then Worship with Pastor Sandra Steele from 11am to noon. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome, and consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food beforehand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, go to buttonwood.org

This Saturday, from 11am to 1, The Russell Knitters gather to share ideas and expertise at Russell Library in Middletown. You are invited to bring your knitting projects, questions, and expertise. No registration is required. www.russelllibrary.org  for information about other classes and clubs the library has to offer.

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

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

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

Now, here’s a brief rundown of cinema off the beaten path in central CT this week.

Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford starts a run of “JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME” which chronicles a day of unexpected adventures for a 30-year-old slacker, who only intended to pick up some wood glue for his mother (Susan Sarandon). More online at cinestudio.org

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

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

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 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.

05-01-12 Jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, May 1st and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Justin Miller, WESU Intern.

Thanks to all of the listeners who have supported our First Ever Spring Pledge drive. Together we have nearly met our goal. Listener support enables WESU to continue to bring you a unique mix of music and news that you just can’t find elsewhere, as well as information on community events and services like this jive at five community calendar. We still have some thank you gifts to offer in thanks for your support. If you haven’t yet made a donation, please consider making your pledge of support online at www.wesufm.org

The Wesleyan university center for the arts presents An evening of traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance, Tonight at 7pm in the World Music Hall, free of charge.

This year’s thesis students in Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program are each invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for a year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. The Thesis art show is on display today through Saturday, May 26 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, open Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm

A new sound installation by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen called “work divided by time” reflects on how the scientific definition of energy resonates and clashes with cultural and historical concepts, inspired in part by intricate 20th-century mechanical clocks. You can experience this installation Tomorrow/Wednesday from 4:15pm to 6pm at Wesleyan’s Van Vleck Observatory.
Also tomorrow/Wednesday evening, Professor of Music (and living legend of experimental music) Anthony Braxton’s student ensemble performs his compositions in Crowell Concert Hall at 8.

You can experience the culture of Java with students of Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan and Dance, Thursday at 7pm in the World Music Hall. Also Thursday night, catch the annual Organ Romp, which features Wesleyan student organists, pianists and percussionists performing new music and non-standard organ repertoire. Check the CFA website for the costume theme, as well as updated performer and program information.
Thursday 10pm at Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel, Introductory and Advanced students perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire. At 7pm this Friday in Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum performs Funeral Music from Tudor and Stuart England under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden. Saturday at 9pm in the Memorial Chapel.

The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble showcases the dynamic mixture of traditional drumming and dance, Sunday night at 7 in the World Music Hall.

The Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble, in collaboration with the Wesleyan Orchestra and Chorus, will present works associated with the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber, and music in various regional style in Crowell Concert Hall on Sunday at 8.

As part of Wesleyan’s Annual “Spring Dance” show, Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies. Friday and Saturday night at 8, Featuring new works by Eleonore Bayles, Kim Ladd, Naya Samuel, Jiovani Robles, Emily Weitzman, and Sally Williams. In the Patricelli ’92 Theater

You can find more information about all arts events at Wesleyan University online at www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa

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

This Saturday, from 11am to 1, The Russell Knitters gather to share ideas and expertise at Russell Library in Middletown. You are invited to bring your knitting projects, questions, and expertise. No registration is required. www.russelllibrary.org  for information about other classes and clubs the library has to offer.

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

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

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

Now, here’s a brief rundown of cinema off the beaten path in central CT this week.

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

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

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

Now stick around, 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.

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 , If you know of any events that think should be included in our Jive at Five Community Calendar, send them to jive@wesufm.org

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Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of Bliss.