Good evening, it’s Tuesday, March 6th, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Avery.
Tomorrow at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street, the Emile deleon group has a jazz jam, with warm and accomplished veterans of improvisational musical art and scions of the Jazz tradition. They invite you to come out and be part of the “process” at 7 o’clock on Wednesday.
Thursday its writers out loud at the buttonwood tree, when six phenomenal storytellers sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Come launch your literary craft to the next level and with ongoing, peer-to-peer critique and networking opportunities. Thursday at 7
Friday at the Buttonwood, Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard will perform their grammy Award-winning Neo Urban Traditional music at at 8PM.
Saturday at 8 The John Funkhouser Trio will be playing all original music and sunday at 4 it’s an afternoon Double Bill featuring EMILY HURD / ORICE JENKINS.
Chicago-based songwriter and pianist, Emily Hurd, plays folk-pop songs that tell stories of old-fashioned love and its bittersweet triumph, and the Hartford jazz pianist ORICE JENKINS premiers his never-before-seen folk side.
For more information about all of these Buttonwood events, call 860.347.4957 or go to buttonwood.org
Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
more at www.foodnotbombs.net
Tomorrow Russel Library hosts a Book Discussion with Hedda Kopf about ‘Old Filth’, by Jane Gardam. 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Hubbard Room
Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Russell LIbrary’s Hubbard Room. The Middlesex County Historical Society presents Rick Spencer, who performs
“Songs of the War of 1812”
For more information about Russell LIbrary events and classes, log on to www.russelllibrary.org
On Thursday 8 March there will be two performances on the Wesleyan campus of “The Bill of Rights: Ten Amendments in Eight Motets”,sung by Festival Harmony and Wesleyan Singers, with assisting instrumentalists, and conducted by the composer Neely Bruce. at the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel at 3:15 and at 4:15 p.m.
Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia will be in attendance at the earlier performance.
go to wesleyan.edu/cfa for more information.
The 13th annual DanceMasters Weekend Showcase Performance will feature dancers and choreography from three outstanding companies: Garth Fagan Dance, Pilobolus, and Camille A. Brown. This Saturday at 8 in Wesleyan university’s CFA theater. check out http://www.wesleyan.edu/dancemasters for details.
At Toad’s Place in New Haven tomorrow it’s Dubstep night, featuring DJ HighLife & DJ JiggaWompz. Thursday at Toad’s, Manic Productions presents Cheap Girls, with The Sidekicks, New Year’s Revolution, and Dagwood. Thursday, Toad’s hosts a local rock with eight bands, and Friday The Kooks take the Toad’s stage. For tickets, band info, show age restrictions, ad more, head to www.toadsplace.com
Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, Felicious performs with featured violinist Jerald Daemyon. Wedensday, HADOUKEN Presents Local Bang-A-Rang Series for a night of metal, mayhem, parodies and snacks.
Thursday Dex Romweber Duo plays psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk with guests ORBO & The Longshots, a rock&roll/americana band from Norway.
Friday at Happy Hour, Christina Santore plays cover songs on banjo and at 9, Connecticut’s premiere women’s flat track roller derby league comes to the Cafe, and Bands and DJs will entertain. All proceeds go directly to Ct roller girlsleague expenses.
Now Here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central connecticut:
at Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, tonight through thursday is Pina, a Wim Wenders documentary of Pina Bausch’s dance company perform her works on the stage, and then follow as they dance on city streets, on trams, and in fields, mixing their glorious art with the pulse of everyday life. Friday through the weekend, catch the academy award winner Hugo, an animated film about is a 12-year-old orphan who secretly lives in a Paris railway station and befriends a mysterious toymaker, who turns out to be a forgotten pioneer of filmmaking, Georges Méliès.
If your Francophilia doesn’t stop at Hugo, at Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight and tomorrow, you can see Crazy Horse, a documentary that goes behind the scenes of Paris’ notorious Crazy Horse cabaret. This weekend at Real Art Ways, catch animated film Chico and Rita, about two talented musicians who venture from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas to unite in music and love.
Now stay tuned, here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight in our new spring 2012 line-up:
The Melting Pot
Your host Kevin Lee plays a heady brew of old favorites, deep tracks and unheard delights. Rock to Jazz, Folk to Funk, Global to Local, Acoustic and Electric. My life is one big song, let me share it with you.”
Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.
Tuesday, 6:30-8pm [alternating - 2nd and 4th weeks]
Wild Wild Live with Tom Foolery
Featuring the best music Wesleyan has to offer, in a live and intimate studio setting. Tom will talk about the Wesleyan music scene, on campus and off, and supplement live material with artist interviews and recordings of live shows across the Wesleyan campus.
Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill
An eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music that has a roots influence.
Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat
I’ve got a song in my heart, a chemical imbalance in my head and a musical library at my fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.
Alive, Not Amplified with Adrien
Bringing you the best in acoustic based music.
Wednesday, 12-1am [alternating - 2nd and 4th weeks]
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl
The dulcet tones of bluegrass and folk — just not entirely.
Wednesday, 1-2am [alternating - 2nd and 4th weeks]
The Boss with DJ Moe
Bruce Springsteen: revered, remembered, relived. Each week shines the focus on a different era of the Boss.
Wednesday, 2-3am [alternating - 2nd and 4th weeks]
Soundstrip with DJ Skip McCoy and DJ Strangelove
Examining music from a different film each week, exploring how songs function in film and enhance a movie’s perspective.
City Spotlight with DJ B and DJ
Each week, City Spotlight features the musical talents of a different city. Highlighting the unique contributions of each locale, and spanning genres from jazz to punk rock.
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.jiveat5.blogspot.com, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to www.wesufm.org/jive
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