Thursday, March 1, 2012

03-01-12 jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, March 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 Ben Michael.
Right now you can catch Green Party Presidential Candidate, Jill Stein,  speaking  live in person from 5-7pm at First Church Congregational on Court Street in Middletown. More online at
Also here in Middletown Thursday tonight, The Canoe Club at Harbor Park concludes their weekly Thursday night Celtic music Jam Session series. Never fear starting next weekly the jam session moves to Wednesday nights. This Friday night the Canoe Club presents the Sycamore Trio. (860) 347-9999 for more info.
Tonight Connecticut Heritage Productions hold their final auditions for an April production of Body & Sold, a 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 tonight  from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. For more information contact the director, Peter Loffredo at  (860) 347-7771.
Signups for Bob Gotta’s long standing acoustic open mic at the buttonwood tree in Main Street in Middletown, are at 6:30. The performances begin at 7:30. 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 or by calling 860.347.4957
Wesleyan music teacher, Teacher Lisa Moore and founding pianist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, performs a program of American masterpieces, tonight at 8pm in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall.  you can catch a graduate music recital by Christopher Rigg at 10pm in the Wesleyan’s CFA Hall tonight. Both events are free and open to the public.

Friday at 7pm in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall, Spencer Hattendorf present’s his senior thesis music recital entitled "Language Barrier,".  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

Tonight in New Haven, Celebrated Tigers; make for a night of indie Rock at Cafe 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
Tonight at Toads place in New Haven you can catch CONSPIRATOR  with guests, Cosmic Dust Bunnies and Jeff Bujak. Tyga’s Careless World Tour stops at Toads on Friday 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

Friday Night The Michael Cleary Band plays "Amy Jones Day" at The Main Pub in Hartford. This evening will benefit a young girl Amy Jones, fight stage 4 cancer.  15% of the whole days sales will go to the “Love You Mean It” Fund.  More online at

From 11am 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! More online at

Also on Saturday at 2 p.m.You can catch the First Connecticut Performance of the stage production, "Palestine" written and performed by Najla Saïd at Southern Connecticut State University’s Engleman Hall, C112 located at 501 Crescent Street, New Haven.PALESTINE is a personal journey from the “toniest private schools”, to the “stench of Gaza,” through two wars, the horrors of 9/11, encounters with the likes of Yasir Arafat, “cheeky” photographers and, of course, her esteemed family.

Now Here's what happening in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:
tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, presents 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

Tonight, Real Art Ways in Hartford starts 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

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming hereon 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.
Following the Jive at Five ,  Rob DeRosa  presents the best crop of Connecticut-connected music on HomeGrown.

at 6pm Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network is 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.

From 6:30-8pm its Total Praise with Minister Latrecia presenting a diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary Christian gospel music to uplift your spirit! Get your Praise on!

at 8pm it’s Evening Jazz with Bill Denert – Where hearing is the best experience.  Join Bill for a broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

at 9:30 tune in for Bridging the Gap with JBrent – a show that explores 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 at 10:30 is an anti-genre, request-based show where the hosts randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter.

at 11:30pm all aboard for Flight 881 with Captain Q – which is 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! Each week Flight 881 is going to a new country to check out what music scenes are happening with a focus on contemporary world music, including Bhagra from India, Afro-Beat, and Brazillian funk.

At 1am Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder  - is an eclectic assortment of instrumental music from all genres and generations.

from 2:00-3:00am Undercover with DJ Becca who says 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.

at 3am, Sunspot loops with Rick Reaction invites you to explore what’s new in the world and not get bogged down with hype.
 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, and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them to

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Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Home Grown with Rob Derosa

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