Tuesday, February 7, 2012

02-07-12 jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, February 7th, and this is the Jive at Five, WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Justin Miller, WESU intern.

Here in Middletown tonight Broad Street Books welcomes featured poet C.C. Arshagra & special guest musicians Derrik Bosse & Oles Fylypiv on at 7PM. C.C. will present from his new conceptual project "Spoken Mind Poetry" followed immediately by an open mic jam session.   All are welcome to attend, share and listen. more information at www.ccapoet.com

Tonight, the greater Middletown chorale starts to rehearsals for its May 12 concert of Music by Three B's: Bernstein, Brahms, and Britten. Rehearsals are open to new singers and are Feb. 7 and 14 at First Congregational Church, Court Street Middletown. All vocal parts welcome. To schedule an audition, experienced singers may call Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio at (203)288-3021.

Tomorrow/Wednesday, MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award winner Edwidge Danticat reads her latest work at Wesleyan university memorial chapel at 8:00 P.M. This reading is free and open to the public and a book signing will follow. The event is co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s English and African American Studies Program.

The first meeting for volunteers and planners for the Connecticut Vegetarian and Healthy Living is this Wednesday at 6pm at the The Holiday Inn Express on Brainard Rd in Hartford. Find out more at

Oddfellows Playhouse & Hygienic Theater works presents “The King," starring John Bassinger, opening this Thursday, with additional showings Friday and Saturday at 7:30. "The King", conceived and adapted by Basinger, is the story of King Lear, from one man’s perspective – Lear’s. The performances will benefit Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater. and can be purchased by calling the box office at (860) 347-6143 more online at

Friday, The Modern Riffs bring an evening of jazz, classic rock and swing to the buttonwood tree. The high-energy nine-piece group of experienced musicians and talented high school performers takes the stage at 8. Saturday night the Buttonwood presents
Songwriters Showcase with Diane Solomon, Paul Lombardo and Jim Paradis.  Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood. All are welcome.  Sunday evening from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm The buttonwood kicks off a new  event,  Coming to the Mic,  hosted by Ty Mapp and Chandra Williams that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV.  All are welcome to participate as a performer or as audience. 

All month you can enjoy “A Woman’s Work” A collection of art quilts and photographs by Lynn C Fisher on display in the buttonwood gallery during February.  Moore online at www.buttonwood.org  (860) 347-4957
Friday, at 7 and at 10, the Wesleyan university Center for the Arts presents "Risk!" at the Crowell Concert Hall. Creator Kevin Allison will host two performances of "RISK" featuring a special guest headliner to be announced, as well as members of the Wesleyan community, dropping their "act" and telling their amazing true tales, showing sides of themselves that they never thought they'd dare to share in public.

Friday kicks off Wesleyan’s February organ fete: a mini-festival of organ music featuring some of the top players at Wesleyan. Performances are Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 4pm in Memorial Chapel. Admission is free.

Sunday in Wesleyan's Crowell Concert Hall, Flutists Helene Rosenblatt and Peter Standaart, and pianist Neely Bruce, Professor of Music, will perform a program that includes premieres by Mr. Bruce and composer Martin Bresnick. this concert, at 3pm, is free and open to the public.

Friday from noon to six, the Friends of the Russell Library are holding their monthly book sale in the Library’s Activity Room.
 The Alturas Duo performs South American chamber music featuring the unusual combination of the viola, charango and guitar in the Russell Library's Hubbard Room at 2 on Saturday. www.russelllibrary.org

This Friday at 7:30 you can experience The devotional call and response chanting of Kirtan Yoga at Yoga in Middletown on Main Street with alive ensemble, including Shubalananda, Joesph Getter, and Ashley Flagg. For info call 860.347.YOGA, or email info@yogainmiddletown.com f

Center Church, Hartford, invites you to an evening of Bossa Nova and Poetry, this Friday at 7:00 p.m., in the second floor parlor of the Center Church House
  on  Gold Street.  This free program will be given by singer Anna Borges, guitarist Bill Ward, and poets Gretchen Skelley and Van Parker. www.centerchurchhartford.org

The 16-piece New England Jazz Ensemble will appear on the stage of the Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School on Sunday afternoon at 3. The Concert will feature two guest artists, Giacomo Gates - a Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist, and Ali Ryerson - internationally recognized for her jazz flute. More online at
www.GreaterMiddletownConcerts.org,  or by  phone: 860 347-4887,  

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

Through Wednesday at Cinestudio, Trinity College's theater in Hartford, you can catch "A Dangerous Method", a film that about a tormented young Russian being treated in Carl Jung’s Swiss clinic for an experimental “talking cure” invented by Freud.  Thursday Cinestudio has a special showing of the Black Power Mixtape, and through the weekend its Jason Reitman's new film Young Adult, featuring Charlize Theron. www.cinestudio.org

Through Thursday Real Art Ways continues their run of the french film "Woman on the 6th Floor".

Also playing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is "Urbanized", a documentary which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policy makers, builders, and thinkers. Over the Weekend, Real Art Ways showcases this year's Academy Award-nominated short films.www.realartways.org

Now here's a rundown of what's playing tonight on WESU in our new spring 2012 line-up:

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, 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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