Fall 2012 WESU program is in full effect!

We are now 2 weeks into the new Fall program season at WESU! While many of our mainstay programs remain where they have been in our schedule, we have added a whole bunch of new music and public affairs shows. Check out the program link on the left to see for yourself.

 Print program guides will be hitting the streets very soon and our donors can expect to receive one in the mail in the coming weeks.
 

Thursday’s Jive

Good evening, it’sThursday, September 20th, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown 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 J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY now airing in our new timeslot,  Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in. Thanks for tuning in!!

Tonight, the Center for the Arts’s “Performance Now” Film Series, featuring French conceptual dance, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Film Studies 190, the Powell Family Cinema.

On Saturday, from 8 to 10 p.m., the Center for the Arts brings the Anonymous Ensemble’s “Liebe Love Amour!” to the CFA Theater.  The ensemble’s  latest interactive work is a raw, theatricalized “live film” of a search for an understanding of the phenomenon of love, inspired by the iconography of actress and singer Marlene Dietrich and director Erich von Stroheim. The audience’s stories become part of the fabric of the piece as they help guide the spontaneous “choose-your-own-adventure” narrative.

Tonight, at the Buttonwood, Friday at 8PM it’s a Double Bill Duos: Daphne Lee Martin, Jim Carpenter and Frank Critelli, Saturday at 1PM Chinese Bamboo Brush Painting Workshop, cost is $45, Saturday night it’s Jasmine Lovell-Smith’s Towering Poppies, Sunday evenings Improv Sunday Workshop with  Topher on Sunday evening.  Come for rehearsals to perform and engage in improvised scenes and sketches.Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 pm Sundays in front of The Buttonwood Tree. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at www.buttonwood.org.

On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
And all through September drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at the Russell Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing  the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community. For more information you can access the library’s website at Russelllibrary.org


For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org

Then Sunday it’s ASAP Rocky, with three packages of tickets to choose from.
Go to Toadsplace.com for details.

Over at Café Nine in New Haven, Tonight Manic Productions presents Raymond Raposa with his musical project Castanets, part of the freak-folk movement; also on Thursday, Alameda; and The Mountain.
Friday’s Café Nine happy hour features Robin Banks and Bingo for Booby Prizes, followed Rohn Lawrence and Friends.Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. is hosted by Morris Trent Trio, followed by  CT.COM and ADVOCATE’s WEEKLY GRAND BAND SLAM WINNERS SHOWCASE: Hannah Fair; Dan Soto; GraveRobbers; and Elison Jackson.Then the weekend is rounded out with the Sunday After-Supper Jam starting at 8 p.m., with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More can be found at cafenine.com.

Tonight up in Hartford  Blackeyed Sally’s, it’s Advocate’s Grand Band Slam, with Bad Rooster, Forgotten By Friday, and Daphne Lee Martin & Raise The Rent. Friday at Sally’s, just back from Europe, it’s Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood taking the stage at 9 with a high-energy mix of Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Soul and funky Texas Blues. Saturday, it’s the Tom Sanders Band, with former Blues Society President Tom and the boys laying down some tough blues rock.More information can be found at blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight Manic Productions and the Arc Agency Presents a whole slew of great musicians: Misser, Diamond Youth, Young Statues, Alad Day, Wolves at bay and Baby Grand will be playing the Space in Hamden at 6pm. Admission is 10 dollars and open to all ages. Then on Friday, Dry the River , listend as one of the “100 Best Things in the World Right Now” by British Magazine GQ, will be playing at  the the Space from 7pm, and with a cover charge of 12 dollars.

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, Friday  it’s Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, with Scotty Don’t and The Green Line, followed by Afton Presents, with a wide array of bands.
Saturday night at Red Rock Tavern in Hartford, it’s the Michael Cleary Band. Show starts at 9PM with a 5.00 cover for more information call 860-246-4527
On Sunday the Antlers are playing at the Center Church on the Green in New Haven at 7pm, with a charge of 18 dollars. This show sold out fast last year, so get your tickets soon!

On Monday September 24, Skeletonwitch along with Havok, Early Graves, Pristina, and Shallow Ground will be playing at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford at 7pm. 21 and up, this costs 12 dollars.

Now let’s take a look at cinema – as well as a bit of public art – off the beaten path:
At Real Art Ways, Sleepwalk with Me continues through tonight.
tonight at 5:30 p.m., Real Art Ways presents the unveiling of Adam Niklewicz’s “The Charter Oak,”  a water mural located at 215 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford, on the exterior wall of a long-vacant deconsecrated synagogue. The mural, while barely visible when the wall is dry, blossoms into full detail when water saturates the piece, a symbol of Connecticut’s revolutionary spirit. The iconic image, which appears and disappears from view, is based on Charles DeWolf Brownell’s painting of 1857 in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum. After a brief reception, all are invited back to Real Art Ways for Creative Cocktail Hour. After the initial reception, the mural will be “watered” every day at 3PM until the beginning of November.

A companion piece, “Walking Around a Tree,” will debut on Saturday.  The projection, which animates a young tree that revolves 360 degrees, will be displayed at night, high on the exterior of the AT&T building adjacent to the synagogue. On Friday and continuing into next week, the films “Mahler on the Couch” and “You’ve Been Trumped” will be screened. Information about all events can be found at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema,  it’s the Woody Allen film “To Rome with Love,” four intertwined stories of Americans and Italians bewitched by the Eternal City.
Then Sunday begins “Farewell, My Queen,” set during the French Revolution and focusing on the emotional lives of four women living at Versailles. Tickets and times can be found at cinestudio.org.

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU right after the jive it’s, 


Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.


Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.


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


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.


Bridging the Gap with Jesse Brent
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.



Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze
An anti-genre, request-based melting pot. Each episode, we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter. A wild romp through the annals of WESU’s music library, supported and guided by the interests of our listeners.


Hip-Hop Kitchen with Alex G
We play positivistic, afrocentric and jazz influenced hip-hop/rap that’s mixed with food news, recipes, reviews, tips, tricks, fun facts. Basically good food to eat while you listen to good hip-hop.


UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel
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.


Rock Fatale with DJ Stella
Featuring the first ladies of rock, from The Marvelettes to Metric.


Sunspot Loops
A sporadic exploration of what exists in music at the moment.


Corporate Radio Talk Show Live Superstar 9000 with \.com
The talk show that has the FCC raving! We never cease to disappoint.


The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 a.m. 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 tojive@wesufm.org
If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.
Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa

09-19-12 jive


Good evening, it’s Wednesday, September 19th, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience” and Connecticut’s number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanks for tuning in!!

Tonight, at the Buttonwood, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Middletown Gallery Walk, held on the third Wednesday of the month into October, will take place. Spend the evening exploring North End galleries, shops, and restaurants and enjoy special promotions and discounts. Middletown’s North End is undergoing a change – come and be a part of the change you wish to see!

Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 pm Sundays in front of The Buttonwood Tree. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at www.buttonwood.org.

Tonight, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oddfellows Playhouse, auditions begin for two shows. Actors in grades 9-12 are invited to try out for “William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead: A True Account of the Zombie Plague of 1599” and Paula Vogel’s “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration.” For more information, call 860-347-6143.

On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
And all through September drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at the Russell Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing  the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community. For more information you can access the library’s website at Russelllibrary.org

Over at Wesleyan University’s CFA Hall today, the Center for the Arts will present a free artist’s talk by Andrew Raftery. Using the age-old technique of engraving, Raftery has created a thoroughly contemporary commentary of real estate and social relations today. The exhibition at the Davison Art Center includes models, figure models and working drawings prepared for the series, “Open House.” The talk, which began at 5pm, will be followed by a reception at the Davison Art Center gallery.

On Thursday, the Center for the Arts’s “Performance Now” Film Series, featuring French conceptual dance, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Film Studies 190, the Powell Family Cinema.

On Saturday, from 8 to 10 p.m., the Center for the Arts brings the Anonymous Ensemble’s “Liebe Love Amour!” to the CFA Theater.  The ensemble’s  latest interactive work is a raw, theatricalized “live film” of a search for an understanding of the phenomenon of love, inspired by the iconography of actress and singer Marlene Dietrich and director Erich von Stroheim. The audience’s stories become part of the fabric of the piece as they help guide the spontaneous “choose-your-own-adventure” narrative.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight is the weekly EDM Night.

Friday at Toad’s, it’s Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, with Scotty Don’t and The Green Line, followed by Afton Presents, with a wide array of bands.

Then Sunday it’s ASAP Rocky, with three packages of tickets to choose from.
Go to Toadsplace.com for details.

Over at Café Nine in New Haven, Die Hipster presents “Unpunked,” presenting the area’s snarliest punks playing acoustic renditions of their favorite songs.
Thursday at Café Nine, Manic Productions presents Raymond Raposa with his musical project Castanets, part of the freak-folk movement; also on Thursday, Alameda; and The Mountain.

Friday’s Café Nine happy hour features Robin Banks and Bingo for Booby Prizes, followed Rohn Lawrence and Friends.

Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. is hosted by Morris Trent Trio, followed by  CT.COM and ADVOCATE’s WEEKLY GRAND BAND SLAM WINNERS SHOWCASE: Hannah Fair; Dan Soto; GraveRobbers; and Elison Jackson.

 Then the weekend is rounded out with the Sunday After-Supper Jam starting at 8 p.m., with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More can be found at cafenine.com.

Tonight up in Hartford  Blackeyed Sally’s, brings the Blues Jam with Brandt Taylor, one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! Featuring a different host each week.

Thursday, it’s Advocate’s Grand Band Slam, with Bad Rooster, Forgotten By Friday, and Daphne Lee Martin & Raise The Rent.

Friday at Sally’s, just back from Europe, it’s Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood taking the stage at 9 with a high-energy mix of Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Soul and funky Texas Blues.

Saturday, it’s the Tom Sanders Band, with former Blues Society President Tom and the boys laying down some tough blues rock.
More information can be found at blackeyedsallys.com

Thursday Manic Productions and the Arc Agency Presents a whole slew of great musicians: Misser, Diamond Youth, Young Statues, Alad Day, Wolves at bay and Baby Grand will be playing the Space in Hamden at 6pm. Admission is 10 dollars and open to all ages. Then on Friday, Dry the River , listend as one of the “100 Best Things in the World Right Now” by British Magazine GQ, will be playing at  the the Space from 7pm, and with a cover charge of 12 dollars.

Tonight, Spirit Family Reunion, recently seen at Newport Folk Fest, will play their homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. They are playing at Bar in New Haven at 9pm. The Paper Bird will also be playing; thier live performances showcase the diversity and good time vibe of the group while providing a fresh and unique take on a sound that has a tendency to bring the listener back to a diferent era.  admissions is free and restricted to 21 and up.

On Sunday the Antlers are playing at the Center Church on the Green in New Haven at 7pm, with a charge of 18 dollars. This show sold out fast last year, so get your tickets soon!

On Monday September 24, Skeletonwitch along with Havok, Early Graves, Pristina, and Shallow Ground will be playing at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford at 7pm. 21 and up, this costs 12 dollars.

Now let’s take a look at cinema – as well as a bit of public art – off the beaten path:
At Real Art Ways, Sleepwalk with Me continues through Thursday.
On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Real Art Ways presents the unveiling of Adam Niklewicz’s “The Charter Oak,”  a water mural located at 215 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford, on the exterior wall of a long-vacant deconsecrated synagogue. The mural, while barely visible when the wall is dry, blossoms into full detail when water saturates the piece, a symbol of Connecticut’s revolutionary spirit. The iconic image, which appears and disappears from view, is based on Charles DeWolf Brownell’s painting of 1857 in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum. After a brief reception, all are invited back to Real Art Ways for Creative Cocktail Hour. After the initial reception, the mural will be “watered” every day at 3PM until the beginning of November.

A companion piece, “Walking Around a Tree,” will debut on Saturday.  The projection, which animates a young tree that revolves 360 degrees, will be displayed at night, high on the exterior of the AT&T building adjacent to the synagogue.
On Friday and continuing into next week, the films “Mahler on the Couch” and “You’ve Been Trumped” will be screened.

Information about all events can be found at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, “Damsels in Distress closes tonight. Written and directed by Whit Stillman, it’s about well-spoken co-eds who are bored to distraction by their classmates and so go on a mission to improve the music, clothes, dance – and especially the fraternity men – on campus.
Tonight through Saturday, it’s the Woody Allen film “To Rome with Love,” four intertwined stories of Americans and Italians bewitched by the Eternal City.
Then Sunday begins “Farewell, My Queen,” set during the French Revolution and focusing on the emotional lives of four women living at Versailles.
Tickets and times can be found at cinestudio.org.

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

Right after the Jive at 5, it’s the Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano. An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

From 6-6:30 it’s
Free Speech Radio News. Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

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

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

Beginning at 9:30 until11pm it’s Wednesday, 9:30-11pm it’s The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. On the air since 1995! Presenting listeners with the very latest in underground electronica on vinyl format, so the music can be heard as it was intended. Regularly featuring exclusive sets from international producers and DJs.

Then from 11pm-midnight, it’s The Smorgasboard with Hygge Li and Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance.

From midnight to 1:30am, DJ Gus Lo presents Midnight Munchies! Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving for!

From 1:30-2:30am it’s Today Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow with Fuzzball
Follow along as we ride the contours of recorded sound through history and explore the interplay of past and present.

And starting at 2:30 and running for an hour it’s Alive Not Amplified with Adrien
The longest running student radio show on WESU! Electronics discouraged.

And from 3:30 to 4am it’s DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections
You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 a.m. 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 The Needle Drop

9/18/12 Board Meeting Notes

Board Notes

 

9/18/12

Updates:

-First order of business: Adrien has an attraction to bananas and wants to know what people were doing with his thing.

-SBC budget request: Avery and Mary are going to the SBC on Monday

-Awesome work on the Anthony F lecture!!!!!!!! 84 people in attendance.

-Great work on remaining lectures (as well). Are there any remaining details to work out?

-Mickey is on top of booking CFA Hall

            -Avery needs to contact Virgil so he will make a poster for the series

-Homelessness marathon

-should we do it? Should we pitch it to people and encourage them to do it; need someone in the studio just in case (so DJs still show up for their show but just monitor the stream)

-could count it as service hours?

-Adrien will contact DJs during the time slot and see what they say
-The event is:  Sunday October 21st from 10am-6pm EST.

-Pledge dates?  If we kept with the scheme from last year, this year’s winter drive would take place Mon Dec, 3 – Mon, Dec, 10. (A week to get ready after Thanksgiving Break + staff meeting to kick it off)

-tote bags? Virgil is definitely pro-tote bag.

-Printed guide should go to printer by end of week!!!!! Thanks Dave Bauer and Adrien!

-Keys? Mickey should email Ben for a new key. Send name and ID# to Ben M

-Give Isabel jive blogger password

New Business:

-Need to get a rec fair promo in the works (PR / Prod Directors) The Record Fair is October 28th.

-Mickey is going to design a flyer

-Adam organize a Record Fair post on Wesleying about students hosting tables/selling stuff

-Movie night

-Avery met these people who made a film that takes place in Argentina

-Event? Show it in the CFA Hall in one evening

-WESU board email usage. Every board position has one and is responsible for checking them. They can be set up to forward (or not). Let Ben M know if help is needed.

-Michael M – completed all training but practical test. Can we permit him to take practical…?
-first we need to find his documentation and make sure he’s eligible

-Adam W. is going to contact him

-Get fall program announcement on web n elsewhere…

-Avery will email Virgil to make this happen

-DO IT VIRGIL!!!!!!

-Isabelle will make a promo for the new fall season

-CMJ badge – Who get’s it?

-Adam vs. Avery

-Discipline? 

-Monday night no-show?

-Clarify that it was indeed a no-show (Adam will send an email)

-By laws committee

-Avery, Bryan, and Rick are meeting tonight and making recommendations and then revisit it at the end of the year (either winter or end of academic year).

Ask artsy friends for logos!
-Online archiving- Ben M has not heard back from provider with proposal

-Ustream?

            -Dan look into it ustream.com (?)

-Middletown remix 

-Demo Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Thursday at noon at GSAC (all are welcome)

-Ben has made a WESU account if folks are interested

BYE BEN!

-MTV

            -writing a dry script so it will be approved by MTV

-5 (?) people walking at the same time, speaking at the same time and pointing at the camera

-30 seconds to a minute long

-email Avery if you’re interested

-Will will come in to talk in the near future

-Script has to be sent by October 20th

-Once have the shooting schedule, reach out to the staff for participation

-Giving money to Need Blind

            -are they reaching out to alumni?

-the radio budget doesn’t really have any wiggle room (it’s only stuff that we need); would we be able to find the funds elsewhere?

-Mary will talk with Ben

-We can make a PSA to help need blind (but that’s very Wesleyan-specific)

-try to figure out how much they’re actually asking for (see if there’s solidarity; see what other big groups they’re asking; reach out to these groups)

-bucket at Doug B lecture or something

-seeing what the rest of the staff thinks

Good afternoon, it’s Tuesday, September 18th, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown 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 Isabelle Gauthier, host of the Fuss, airing Friday afternoon 1:00-1:30pm. Thanks for tuning in to WESU 88.1 FM
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Tonight at 7 at the Buttonwood, relieve stress with the Laughter Yoga Playshop. Did you know that laughter clubs have met regularly for more than 15 years in major parks in India? Mylène Poitras, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, will lead the free session.
Also on Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Middletown Gallery Walk, held on the third Wednesday of the month into October, will take place. Spend the evening exploring North End galleries, shops, and restaurants and enjoy special promotions and discounts. Middletown’s North End is undergoing a change – come and be a part of the change you wish to see!
Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 pm Sundays in front of The Buttonwood Tree. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at www.buttonwood.org.
Today and tomorrow, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oddfellows Playhouse, auditions begin for two shows. Actors in grades 9-12 are invited to try out for “William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead: A True Account of the Zombie Plague of 1599” and Paula Vogel’s “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration.” For more information, call 860-347-6143.
On Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Russell Library, there will be a Constitution Day Celebration, with federal Judge Stefan R. Underhill speaking on “The Constitution Today.” Find out how the Constitution is relevant today and how it can help guide us through pressing contemporary issues.
On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
And all through September drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at the Russell Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing  the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community.
Over at Wesleyan University’s CFA Hall at 5 p.m. tomorrow, the Center for the Arts will present a free artist’s talk by Andrew Raftery. Using the age-old technique of engraving, Raftery has created a thoroughly contemporary commentary of real estate and social relations today. The exhibition at the Davison Art Center includes models, figure models and working drawings prepared for the series, “Open House.” The talk will be followed by a reception at the Davison Art Center gallery.
On Thursday, the Center for the Arts’s “Performance Now” Film Series, featuring French conceptual dance, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Film Studies 190, the Powell Family Cinema.
On Saturday, from 8 to 10 p.m., the Center for the Arts brings the Anonymous Ensemble’s “Liebe Love Amour!” to the CFA Theater.  The ensemble’s  latest interactive work is a raw, theatricalized “live film” of a search for an understanding of the phenomenon of love, inspired by the iconography of actress and singer Marlene Dietrich and director Erich von Stroheim. The audience’s stories become part of the fabric of the piece as they help guide the spontaneous “choose-your-own-adventure” narrative.
For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight brings A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends, and Wednesday is the weekly EDM Night.
Friday at Toad’s, it’s Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, with Scotty Don’t and The Green Line, followed by Afton Presents, with a wide array of bands.
Then Sunday it’s ASAP Rocky, with three packages of tickets to choose from.
Go to Toadsplace.com for details.
Over at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight at 9, it’s the Elm City Americana series, a local roots-rock showcase.
Tomorrow, Die Hipster presents “Unpunked,” presenting the area’s snarliest punks playing acoustic renditions of their favorite songs.
Thursday at Café Nine, Manic Productions presents Raymond Raposa with his musical project Castanets, part of the freak-folk movement; also on Thursday, Alameda; and The Mountain.
Friday’s Café Nine happy hour features Robin Banks and Bingo for Booby Prizes, followed Rohn Lawrence and Friends.
Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. is hosted by Morris Trent Trio, followed by  CT.COM and ADVOCATE’s WEEKLY GRAND BAND SLAM WINNERS SHOWCASE: Hannah Fair; Dan Soto; GraveRobbers; and Elison Jackson.
 Then the weekend is rounded out with the Sunday After-Supper Jam starting at 8 p.m., with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-.
More at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Monday, the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. See jazzmondays.org for more.
Tonight at Sally’s, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, jams and works out new material beginning at 8 p.m.
Tomorrow, Wednesday brings the Blues Jam with Brandt Taylor, one of the
longest running open blues jams in New England! Featuring a different host each week.
Thursday, it’s Advocate’s Grand Band Slam, with Bad Rooster, Forgotten By Friday, and Daphne Lee Martin & Raise The Rent.
Friday at Sally’s, just back from Europe, it’s Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood taking the stage at 9 with a high-energy mix of Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Soul and funky Texas Blues.
Saturday, it’s the Tom Sanders Band, with former Blues Society President Tom and the boys laying down some tough blues rock.
More information at blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight at 7pm Vetiver, a folk band, is playing at The Space in Hamden CT. admission is 12 dollars, and this event is open to all ages.
Thursday Manic Productions and the Arc Agency Presents a whole slew of great musicians: Misser, Diamond Youth, Young Statues, Alad Day, Wolves at bay and Baby Grand will be playing the Space at 6pm. Admission is 10 dollars and open to all ages. Then on Friday, Dry the River , listend as one of the “100 Best Things in the World Right Now” by British Magazine GQ, will be playing at  the the Space from 7pm, and with a cover charge of 12 dollars.
Tomorrow Spirit Family Reunion, recently seen at Newport Folk Fest, will play thier homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. They are playing at Bar in New Haven at 9pm. The Paper Bird will also be playing; thier live performances showcase the diversity and good time vibe of the group while providing a fresh and unique take on a sound that has a tendency to bring the listener back to a diferent era.  admissions is free and restricted to 21 and up.
on Sunday the Antlers are playing at the Center Church on the Green in New Haven at 7pm, with a charge of 18 dollars. This show sold out fast last year, so get your tickets soon!
On Monday September 24, Skeletonwitch along with Havok, Early Graves, Pristina, and Shallow Ground will be playing at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford at 7pm. 21 and up, this costs 12 dollars.

Now let’s take a look at cinema – as well as a bit of public art – off the beaten path:
At Real Art Ways, Sleepwalk with Me continues through Thursday.
On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Real Art Ways presents the unveiling of Adam Niklewicz’s “The Charter Oak,”  a water mural located at 215 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford, on the exterior wall of a long-vacant deconsecrated synagogue. The mural, while barely visible when the wall is dry, blossoms into full detail when water saturates the piece, a symbol of Connecticut’s revolutionary spirit. The iconic image, which appears and disappears from view, is based on Charles DeWolf Brownell’s painting of 1857 in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum. After a brief reception, all are invited back to Real Art Ways for Creative Cocktail Hour. After the initial reception, the mural will be “watered” every day at 3PM until the beginning of November.
A companion piece, “Walking Around a Tree,” will debut on Saturday.  The projection, which animates a young tree that revolves 360 degrees, will be displayed at night, high on the exterior of the AT&T building adjacent to the synagogue.
On Friday and continuing into next week, the films “Mahler on the Couch” and “You’ve Been Trumped” will be screened.
Information about all events at realartways.org.
At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, “Damsels in Distress continues tonight and tomorrow. Written and directed by Whit Stillman, it’s about well-spoken co-eds who are bored to distraction by their classmates and so go on a mission to improve the music, clothes, dance – and especially the fraternity men – on campus.
Wednesday through Saturday, it’s the Woody Allen film “To Rome with Love,” four intertwined stories of Americans and Italians bewitched by the Eternal City.
Then Sunday begins “Farewell, My Queen,” set during the French Revolution and focusing on the emotional lives of four women living at Versailles.
Tickets and times at cinestudio.org.

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 Finding Bliss: words and music with DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli, an interview, free-form talk show about people who are collowing their hearts and living authentically. From 6-6:30 is Free Speech Radio news from the Pacifica Network, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting. From 8-9pm is The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, your source for live and local Connecticut arts and music at its best. From 9-10:30 is Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, he writes in, Ive 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. From 10:30-11:30 is This Southbound Trian with mary barrett, featuring bluegrass, newgrass, and other acoustic sounds. Artists from the North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountain are featured alongside musicians pickin’ and grinnin’ throughout the United States. From 11:30pm-12:30 am is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl, the dulcet tones of bluegrass and folk–just not entirely.

Mon., Sept. 17 Jive

Good afternoon, it’s Monday, September 17th, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown 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 Maria Johnson, host of the new show Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, to be  heard for the first time tomorrow at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.
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Tonight at 7:30 at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s the “Anything Goes” Open Mic night.
Tomorrow at 7 at the Buttonwood, relieve stress with the Laughter Yoga Playshop. Did you know that laughter clubs have met regularly for more than 15 years in major parks in India? Mylène Poitras, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, will lead the free session.
Also on Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Middletown Gallery Walk, held on the third Wednesday of the month into October, will take place. Spend the evening exploring North End galleries, shops, and restaurants and enjoy special promotions and discounts. Middletown’s North End is undergoing a change – come and be a part of the change you wish to see!
Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 pm Sundays in front of The Buttonwood Tree. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at www.buttonwood.org.
Tomorrow and Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oddfellows Playhouse, auditions begin for two shows. Actors in grades 9-12 are invited to try out for “William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead: A True Account of the Zombie Plague of 1599” and Paula Vogel’s “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration.” For more information, call 860-347-6143.
On Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Russell Library, there will be a Constitution Day Celebration, with federal Judge Stefan R. Underhill speaking on “The Constitution Today.” Find out how the Constitution is relevant today and how it can help guide us through pressing contemporary issues.
On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
And all through September drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at the Russell Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing  the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community.
Over at Wesleyan University’s CFA Hall at 5 p.m. tomorrow, the Center for the Arts will present a free artist’s talk by Andrew Raftery. Using the age-old technique of engraving, Raftery has created a thoroughly contemporary commentary of real estate and social relations today. The exhibition at the Davison Art Center includes models, figure models and working drawings prepared for the series, “Open House.” The talk will be followed by a reception at the Davison Art Center gallery.
On Thursday, the Center for the Arts’s “Performance Now” Film Series, featuring French conceptual dance, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Film Studies 190, the Powell Family Cinema.
On Saturday, from 8 to 10 p.m., the Center for the Arts brings the Anonymous Ensemble’s “Liebe Love Amour!” to the CFA Theater.  The ensemble’s  latest interactive work is a raw, theatricalized “live film” of a search for an understanding of the phenomenon of love, inspired by the iconography of actress and singer Marlene Dietrich and director Erich von Stroheim. The audience’s stories become part of the fabric of the piece as they help guide the spontaneous “choose-your-own-adventure” narrative.
For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight brings A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends, and Wednesday is the weekly EDM Night.
Friday at Toad’s, it’s Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, with Scotty Don’t and The Green Line, followed by Afton Presents, with a wide array of bands.
Then Sunday it’s ASAP Rocky, with three packages of tickets to choose from.
Go to Toadsplace.com for details.
Over at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight it’s the Fistful of Jokes Comedy Series, hosted by the Morgan Brothers Andrew and Jerry.
Tomorrow at 9 at Café Nine, it’s the Elm City Americana series, a local roots-rock showcase.
Wednesday, Die Hipster presents “Unpunked,” presenting the area’s snarliest punks playing acoustic renditions of their favorite songs.
Thursday at Café Nine, Manic Productions presents Raymond Raposa with his musical project Castanets, part of the freak-folk movement; also on Thursday, Alameda; and The Mountain.
Friday’s Café Nine happy hour features Robin Banks and Bingo for Booby Prizes, followed Rohn Lawrence and Friends.
Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. is hosted by Morris Trent Trio, followed by  CT.COM and ADVOCATE’s WEEKLY GRAND BAND SLAM WINNERS SHOWCASE: Hannah Fair; Dan Soto; GraveRobbers; and Elison Jackson.
 Then the weekend is rounded out with the Sunday After-Supper Jam starting at 8 p.m., with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-.
More at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Monday, the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. See jazzmondays.org for more.
Tomorrow night at Sally’s, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, jams and works out new material beginning at 8 p.m.
Wednesday brings the Blues Jam with Brandt Taylor, one of the
longest running open blues jams in New England! Featuring a different host each week.
Thursday, it’s Advocate’s Grand Band Slam, with Bad Rooster, Forgotten By Friday, and Daphne Lee Martin & Raise The Rent.
Friday at Sally’s, just back from Europe, it’s Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood taking the stage at 9 with a high-energy mix of Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Soul and funky Texas Blues.
Saturday, it’s the Tom Sanders Band, with former Blues Society President Tom and the boys laying down some tough blues rock.
More information at blackeyedsallys.com
Now let’s take a look at cinema – as well as a bit of public art – off the beaten path:
At Real Art Ways, Sleepwalk with Me continues through Thursday. Also, tonight at 7:30, for a free, one-time-only showing, it’s Occupy #S17, a performance of monologues crafted from interviews with Occupy activists conducted throughout the last year. The event marks the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
This performance of Occupy #S17 is presented by Real Art Ways and the HartBeat Ensemble, and includes theater artists from HartBeat Ensemble, Hartford Stage Company, ARTFARM, Theater 4, Baited Breath and Jaques Lamarre, a CT Playwright.
On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Real Art Ways presents the unveiling of Adam Niklewicz’s “The Charter Oak,”  a water mural located at 215 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford, on the exterior wall of a long-vacant deconsecrated synagogue. The mural, while barely visible when the wall is dry, blossoms into full detail when water saturates the piece, a symbol of Connecticut’s revolutionary spirit. The iconic image, which appears and disappears from view, is based on Charles DeWolf Brownell’s painting of 1857 in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum. After a brief reception, all are invited back to Real Art Ways for Creative Cocktail Hour. After the initial reception, the mural will be “watered” every day at 3PM until the beginning of November.
A companion piece, “Walking Around a Tree,” will debut on Saturday.  The projection, which animates a young tree that revolves 360 degrees, will be displayed at night, high on the exterior of the AT&T building adjacent to the synagogue.
On Friday and continuing into next week, the films “Mahler on the Couch” and “You’ve Been Trumped” will be screened.
Information about all events at realartways.org.
At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, “Damsels in Distress continues tonight and tomorrow. Written and directed by Whit Stillman, it’s about well-spoken co-eds who are bored to distraction by their classmates and so go on a mission to improve the music, clothes, dance – and especially the fraternity men – on campus.
Wednesday through Saturday, it’s the Woody Allen film “To Rome with Love,” four intertwined stories of Americans and Italians bewitched by the Eternal City.
Then Sunday begins “Farewell, My Queen,” set during the French Revolution and focusing on the emotional lives of four women living at Versailles.
Tickets and times at cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU as we kick off the new Fall Season.
Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s5:05-6pm
Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry. From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds. A well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.
From 6-6:30 p.m., it’s Free Speech Radio News, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.
From 6:30-8 pm, 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.
Then from 8-9:30 pm, it’s the Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis, the best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and latin dancefloor grooves.
From 9:30-11:30 pm, stay focused for The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future, today.
After that, from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., it’s A Hate Supreem with DJ AWOL, he melodic, improvisational, and off-kilter groove of jazz coupled with the overtly technical, rigidly composed, and aggressively loud elements of metal.
From 12:30 to 1:30 a.m., it’s Maelstrom of the Weird with Phil Void, surveying punk in all its innovation and abrasion – be it first wave, hardcore, post-punk, or noise.
Then, from 1:30 to 2:30 a.m., it’s Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow, a mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry,  where the ravings of mad poets and mods dissipate into a smoky rain spilling down on an ocean of umbrellas. A showcase of all dimensions of lyric-centric pop from the 1950s to the present, interspersed with spoken word tracks and poetry readings.
Then, from 2:30 to 3:30 a.m., it’s Maximum Rock and Roll Radio, a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore.
Then, from 3:30-4am, DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections
You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.
The BBC World News kicks on from 4 to 5 a.m., and then NPR’s  Morning Edition begins at 5.
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 script of what you’ve heard on today’s Jive is online at
wesufm.org/jive.
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!
Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

Friday’s Jive 09-14-12

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

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For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

On Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., the Center for the Arts presents the Connecticut premier of the interactive piece “Zoom,” harnessing the lively democratized energy of social networking and shattering the wall between the audience and performers.  The dance company integrates audience cell-phone photos and texts into real-time video collages projected into the theater for an engaging and surprising evening of dance. Part of the Breaking Ground Dance Series presented by the Wesleyan Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Also, running through December, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents “Performance Now,” explaining how performance came to be essential to the latest developments in contemporary art and culture.

On Sunday at the Russell House, 350 High St., flutist Peter Standaart presents “legends of the flute” – the Music At The Russell House Series opening concert at 3pm. For more information on these events, you can contact the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan.edu/cfa.


Down at Café Nine in New Haven tonight, you’ll hear Shellye Valauskas and Dean Falcone followed by the Manic Productions presentation of the Modern Merchant Tour kick off, w/Ports of Spain and Jesse Stanford (of Heirlooms). Saturday, Café Nine’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends, followed by Manic Productions Presents: Perhaps; w/Wess Meets West and Breakthrough Frequencies, an Indie/post rock showcase. Sunday, it’s the Sunday-After-Supper Jam, with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. More information at cafenine.com

Back in Middletown, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Russell Library on Saturdays. The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects! www.russelllibrary.org All through September drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at the Russell Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing  the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community. For more information, please call 860-347-2528.

Tonight at The Buttonwood Tree beginning at 8p, Anitra Brooks and Eric Kuhn will do songs from Eric’s recent album Eden @ the Coffeehouse and from Anitra’s EP called Flood. Influences on display will include blues, island, folk and a little jazz. On Saturday, folk singer Tom Neilson and Lynn Marie from Greenfield, Massachusetts, join The Buttonwood Tree for a night of music for social change kicking off at 8. 

Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 pm Sundays in front of The Buttonwood Tree. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on their website at www.buttonwood.org.

Tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at MHS, 200 LaRosa Lane in Middletown, The Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society is presenting “H.M.S. Pinafore” and “Trial By Jury”. For more information, tickets call 1.800.866.1606

Vintage Vox Quartet, playing light jazz, swing and music from the Great American Songbook and comprised of band members Kathy Bonaccorsi (vocals), Kenny Palmieri (drums), Darryl Patterson (piano), Jerry Fanfarelli (guitar) will be appearing at the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park tonight from 7 to 11 p.m. Call the Canoe Club for information: 860.347.9999


Saturday at Real Art Ways in Hartford, the Improvisations concert series features improvised music by Mark Dresser on contrabass violin, Stephen Haynes on cornet and Joe Morris on guitar. The aim of this artist-curated series is to create a listening environment that will allow the audience intimate and deep contact with the music and those who make it. Come early and stay late, listen to and speak with the performing artists.

Now here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this weekend:

Tonight, Real Art Ways is showing “Sleepwalk With Me,” the story of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. Also playing tonight is Elena, winner of a special jury prize at Canne. The film is described as a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature. Also, starting tonight at Real Art Ways and running through next Thursday, it’s “You’ve Been Trumped”. In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump. At stake is one of Britain’s very last stretches of wilderness. Tickets, info and times can be found online at realartways.org.

The Trinity College cinema, Cinestudio, begins screenings of Savages, directed by Oliver Stone. Blissed-out marijuana growers in Southern California meet their brutally professional Mexican drug dealers. Described as “Oliver Stone’s strongest work in years . . . a stylish, violent, hallucinatory thriller with both a mean streak and a devilish sense of humor.”  The film runs through Saturday.
Sunday through next Tuesday begins a run of the film Damsels in Distress. Written and directed by Whit Stillman, it’s about well-spoken co-eds who are bored to distraction by their classmates and so go on a mission to improve the music, clothes, dance – and especially the fraternity men – on campus. Tickets and times can be found at cinestudio.org.

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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU in this, the 1stweek of the radio station’s Fall Season.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 Wild Wild Live with MC Apper – A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists’ campus shows.
From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News – Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

For the next half hour, until 7pm you have the Middletown Youth Radio Project – A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7, until 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, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until Midnight, 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 Midnight until 1:30am Saturday it’s 
N.E. Tempo with 
DJ Berk
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

At 1:30am 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 Bassment Beats – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

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
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italiafrom 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU’s own WESParla 
 – 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.

The written form for what you’ve heard on today’s jive is online at

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 afternoon, it’sThursday September 13th and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown 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 weeknights and weekends.I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY now airing in our new timeslot,  Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in. Thanks for tuning in!! Today kicks off the new fall schedule!

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., WESU, brings a lecture by the Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd, Anthony Fantano, host of The Needle Drop, to Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts.

This evening, the Wallingford Public Library welcomes acclaimed actor and audio book narrator George Guidall at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Guidall has recorded over 900 unabridged novels, including classics like Crime and Punishment, Frankenstein, The Iliad, Don Quixote, and most recently, Les Miserables, along with many popular best sellers.  Guidall will speak about his career and his experience in the world of narration 


All through September, drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at Russell Library in Middletown. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing  the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community. For more information, please call 860-347-2528.

On Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., the Center for the Arts presents the Connecticut premier of the interactive piece “Zoom,” harnessing the lively democratized energy of social networking and shattering the wall between the audience and performers.  The dance company integrates audience cell-phone photos and texts into real-time video collages projected into the theater for an engaging and surprising evening of dance. Part of the Breaking Ground Dance Series presented by the Wesleyan Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Also, running through December, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents “Performance Now,” explaining how performance came to be essential to the latest developments in contemporary art and culture. For more information, you can contact the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Down at Café Nine in New Haven tonight, it’s the Pete Anderson Band, led by the multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning producer/guitarist Pete Anderson,  most widely known as the musical partner to Dwight Yoakam. Pete’s got an all-new blues band, featuring two of the best musicians he has worked with over the years.
Friday, Shellye Valauskas and Dean Falcone come to Café Nine, followed by the Manic Productions presentation of the Modern Merchant Tour kick off , w/ Ports of Spain and Jesse Stanford (of Heirlooms). Modern Merchant is a four-piece psychedelic dream-rock band, half-based out of New Haven and half out of Brooklyn.Saturday, Café Nine’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends, followed by Manic Productions Presents: Perhaps; w/ Wess Meets West and Breakthrough Frequencies, an Indie/post rock showcase. Sunday, it’s the Sunday-After-Supper Jam, with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. More information  at cafenine.com

Over at Toad’s Place tonight is  Circa Survive, Touche Amore, Balance and Composure and O’Brother.
Friday brings the Battle of the DJs and the EDM Dance Party to Toad’s. More information can be found online at toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s,On Friday, it’s Tas Cru, described as playing with “vivacity and sheer joy.”
Saturday at Sally’s brings Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez to the stage. Christine is a longtime vocalist with the Saturday Night Live band and her latest CD, The Deep End, was honored on five national Top Ten lists. More information at blackeyedsallys.com

Back in Middletown, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Russell Library on Saturdays. The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects! www.russelllibrary.org

Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 pm Sundays in front of The Buttonwood Tree. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on their website at buttonwood.org.
For the latest in Middletown arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on in Middletown.

Now here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this weekend:

Through tomorrow, Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing “Sleepwalk With Me,” the story of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Also playing through tomorrow is Elena, winner of a special jury prize at Canne, the film is described as a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature.

Tickets, info and times can be found online at realartways.org.

Starting Friday at Real Art Ways and running through next Thursday, it’s “You’ve Been Trumped”. In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump. At stake is one of Britain’s very last stretches of wilderness.

Saturday at Real Art Ways, the Improvisations concert series features improvised music by Mark Dresser on contrabass violin, Stephen Haynes on cornet and Joe Morris on guitar. The aim of this artist-curated series is to create a listening environment that will allow the audience intimate and deep contact with the music and those who make it. Come early and stay late, listen to and speak with the performing artists.

Tonight at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, begins screenings of Savages, directed by Oliver Stone. Blissed-out marijuana growers in Southern California meet their brutally professional Mexican drug dealers. Described as “Oliver Stone’s strongest work in years….a stylish, violent, hallucinatory thriller with both a mean streak and a devilish sense of humor.”  The film runs through Saturday.

Sunday through next Tuesday begins a run of the film Damsels in Distress, written and directed by Whit Stillman, it’s about well-spoken co-eds who are bored to distraction by their classmates and so go on a mission to improve the music, clothes, dance – and especially the fraternity men – on campus. Tickets and times can be found at cinestudio.org.

Now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU-FM. Some of these are brand new, so you’ll especially want to check them out!



Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.


Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.


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


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.


Bridging the Gap with Jesse Brent
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.


Bach Party with Canyon Girl
Bach Party will feature a unique theme each week showcasing work from a grand pool of classical composers and compositions. Tune in, remain composed, and keep it classy.


Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder
Songs Without Words offers an eclectic assortment of instrumental musics both new and old.


Jack’s Jazz and Jam with DJ Jack
I will be playing music that features that blends styles, genres, and interesting melodic and harmonic arrangements. I would focus specifically on jazz and jazz influenced music, rock n’ roll, jam bands, bluegrass, funk, and any blending of the above genres.


Rock Fatale with DJ Stella
Featuring the first ladies of rock, from The Marvelettes to Metric.


Sunspot Loops
A sporadic exploration of what exists in music at the moment.


Corporate Radio Talk Show Live Superstar 9000 with \.com
The talk show that has the FCC raving! We never cease to disappoint.