Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28th Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, February 28th, 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`.

Connecticut Heritage Productions announces auditions for an April production of Body & Sold drama about the sex trade in America. Roles are available for males and females 18 and older. Auditions will be held at the Russell Library, on Broad Street in Middletown Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. For more information contact the director, Peter Loffredo at ptloffredo@att.net or (860) 347-7771.

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, it's Alt/bluegrass act “Milksop Unsung”. 1974 and Ghost of Chancemake for a night of Rock and Roll at CafĂ© Nine on Wednesday.  Thursday night Celebrated Tigers; make for a night of indie Rockat The Nine . Friday night ASTERISK CONCERTS and MANIC PRODUCTIONSPresent: Scott Kelly (of Neurosis) w/ Eugene Robinson (of Oxbow) • Saturday’s afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday Night SAFETY MEETING records Presents: a cd release party for  Ferocious F’ing Teeth  w/ The Naked Heroes and Space Orphans.  More about these events at www.cafenine.com

Tonight at The Space in Hamden, catch youtube stars Julia Nunes and  Mike Falzone, whose millions of online viewers have brought them real-life fame. Visit www.manicproduction.com  for information about this concert and many others.
Tonight ZACH DEPUTY BAND and Turbine Take the Main stage at Toads place in New Haven while Manic productions Presents Matt pryor (of the get p Kids) on the Toad’s Lily pad stage alongside The Front Bottoms and, Zac Clark &Young Volcanoes. RUBIX KUBE The 80's Tribute Band plays Toads on Wednesday.   CONSPIRATOR plays Toad’s on Thursday night with guests Cosmic Dust Bunnies and Jeff Bujak. Tyga’s Careless World Tour stops at Toads on Thursday night with guests YG and Lil Twist.  Sunday at Toads Place in New Haven, Start Making Sense plays Talking Heads Covers in the LIlly's Pad room. Get details about this concert and more at www.toadsplace.com

Thursday, it's Bob Gotta’s long standing acoustic open mic at the buttonwood tree in Main Street in Middletown, with 6:30 sign ups and 7:00 start. Friday, At 8 o'clock the Buttonwood hosts a night of poetry, music and improvisation with the words of poet John L. Stanizz, paired with blues and jazz from Jim Mercik and percussionist Abu Alvin Carter Sr. Saturday, Jazz Pianist and composer Laszlo Gardony performs with his trio at 8 at the Buttonwood Tree, but before that, catch an interview with Laszlo gardony will on river valley rhythms, here on wesu 88.1fm, on Thursday at 4.  And Sundays Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. More online atwww.buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957

Wesleyan music teacher, Teacher Lisa Moore, the founding pianist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, performs a program of American masterpieces, Thursday at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall on the Wesleyan campus. Also at Wesleyan on Thursday you can catch a graduate music recital by Christopher Rigg at 10pm in the CFA Hall. Both events are free.

Friday at 7 in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall, it's a senior music recital by Spencer Hattendorf entitled "Language Barrier," and on Friday and Saturday, Wesleyan Artist in Residence Hari Krishnan brings a night of South Indian dance and music to the CFA Hall, as performed by his students at Wesleyan and dancers from Mr. Krishnan's dance company. For tickets and details for all Wesleyan University arts events, visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

11 to 1 on Saturday, the Russell LIbrary Knitting group meets in Meeting Room 3 at the Library. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects! call 860.347.2528 to find out more.

Now Here's what happening in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:
Through Wednesday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, shows a run of Shame, starring Michael Fassbender as a man struggling with his addiction to sexual pleasure. Thursday Cinestudio hosts a special showing of My So-Called Enemy, with a discussion with Director Lisa Gossels. In 2002 Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls traveled to the U.S. to participate in a women’s leadership program, and this documentary follows six of the girls as they learn to know their “enemies” as human beings. Friday through the weekend, Cinestudio shows The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. More information atwww.cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford shows this year’s oscar-nominated shorts, both animates and live action, through thursday. Also through thursday at Real Art Ways is Tomboy, a story of a young french girl who lives as a boy, to the chagrin of her parents.Friday through next week, Real Art Ways stars a run of Crazy Horse, a documentary that peeks inside Paris’s Crazy Horse cabaret – the most famous nude dance show in the world. Tickets, trailers and more at realartways.org

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming hereon 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Right after the Jive, it's The Melting Pot, where your host Kevin Lee plays a free form mix of old favorites, deep tracks and unheard delights across genres from Rock to Jazz, Folk to Funk, Global to Local, Acoustic and Electric.

at 6, it's Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News. 

at 6:30-8pm it's 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.

From 8-930pm, Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, presents 90 minutes of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, and other music that has a roots influence.

At 930pm It’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who’s got a song in his my 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 11pm -  Alive, Not Amplified with Adrien brings you the best in acoustic based music.

At Midnight, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl... features The dulcet tones of bluegrass and folk -- just not entirely. 

At 1am The Boss with DJ Moe shines the focus on a different era of Bruce Springsteen each week.

At 2am “Soundstrip” with DJ Skip McCoy and DJ Strangelove, Examines music from a different film each week, exploring how songs function in film and enhance a movie’s perspective.

At 3am late tonight, City Spotlight  City Spotlight features the musical talents of a new citty each week, 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 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

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