Wednesday, March 28, 2012

03-28-12 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, March 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience." Thanks for tuning in!

The Coleman Brothers Carnival has opened in Middletown for their 96th annual event.
With more than 30 rides and attractions for all ages, the carnival has set up camp at Palmer Field on Bernie O’Rourke Drive. The Carnival will run through Sunday and is located just off of Rt 66 on Bernie O'Rourke drive.

Tonight, Indira Karamcheti, Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University, will lead a discussion of “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand at 7 in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library. This book tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned World War II airman, whose bomber crashed in the South Pacific.

Thursday at 7, Captain Glenn Sulmasy, Chairman, Department of Humanities and Professor of Law at the US Coast Guard Academy, will lecture on Guantanamo bay and Military Challenges Faced Today in Prosecuting Known Terrorists, in the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room. Saturday at 2pm in the Hubbard Room, Singer/guitarist Enzo Boscarino offers a musical tour of some of his favorite regions of Italy.

For more information on Russell Library events, visit
Here in Middletown, tonight at The BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, The Matt Flinner Trio, features guitar, bass, and mandolin, and plays modern bluegrass. Saturday, the Buttonwood presents Songwriters In the Round featuring Tiff Jimber, Jen Vanderlyn,  Luis Narino. Sunday night, the Buttonwood hosts a fundraiser for St.Vincent dePaul with a night of spoken word and improvisational music.  Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood. All are welcome.  More information about all of these events at

Down in New Haven at Cafe 9 in tonight you can catch the Australian band, Twerps, plus The Estrogen Highs celebrate their new record "Release", Access for a full line up of Café nine events this week.

This Thursday, in celebration of Women’s History Month, the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will give a presentation and discussion on its 16 new inductees at the Middlesex Community College library’s Periodical Room from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Portraits of the 16 inductees are currently on exhibit at Middlesex Community College's Jean Burr Smith Library in Chapman Hall until March 31.

Trinity College in Hartford kicks off their 7th International Hip Hop Festival this Thursday night continuing through Saturday. This event features top performances by Hip Hop artists from around the globe plus film screenings, panel discussion, workshops, and competitions, art shows and Break Dancing. Of note is the DMC World Turntablist regional championship from noon -4pm on Saturday, which will showcase CTs best DJs on the "ones and twos" flexing their skills. lots of details online at

This week, you can view the talents of the  seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History, in the first round of senior thesis exhibitions, featuring Kuan-lin Huang, Elizabeth Chabot, Gil Sunshine, Johnny Tan, Sienna Perro, Xiao You. The exhibit runs  through Sunday in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The gallery is open from noon to 4pm and admission is free.

Thursday, the Davison Arts Center presents "with a lot of help from our friends: 50 years of acquisitions" - celebrating the Friends of the Davison Art Center which has raised funds to purchase more than 900 works of art since its start in 1962. Works are on display from 5pm to 7pm in the Davison Art Center on the Wesleyan University campus, with a Gallery Talk at 5:30pm
The Australian dance company Chunky Move, presents the Connecticut premiere of “Connected“,  which animates the physical connection between body and machine as dancers construct a kinetic sculpture designed by California-based artist Reuben Margolin.  There will be a pre-performance talk by dance scholar Debra Cash on Friday at 7:15pm in CFA Hall. Performances are at Friday and Saturday at 8pm in Wesleyan’s CFA theater Friday, March 30, 2012

A senior music recital by Owen Callahan entitled "Music I Find Myself Writing." is at Wesleyan’s  memorial chapel at 9 on Friday, and is free and open to the public. Information on all of these Wesleyan UNiversity events at

Starting at 10 am at Brew Bakers this Sunday, acoustic duet Diane & Dave perform popular American music from the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and into the 21st Century.

Sunday evening at 7:30, The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford is hosting an Evening with
 percussionist Richie Barshay, featuring percussive paintings, universal rhythms, and sonic adventures. Visit for more info.

Sunday night in Collinsville at Bridge St Live, you can catch Red Molly w/ special guest Roosevelt Dime for anight of creative americana music. at 8:00 PM .more online at  

Now Here's what's going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:

Through tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can catch "Declaration of War", which follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their new born child is very ill. Friday and Saturday at Real Art Ways is Salt of Life, about a man questioning why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life. offers film ticket sales, trailers, and show times.

Tonight at Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, you can catch "Pariah", the coming of age story of an African American lesbian girl growing up in Brooklyn. Friday and Saturday, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN brings the cartoon classic to the big screen. Ready to tackle a new quest with his faithful white fox terrier Snowy by his side, Tintin teams up with the tipsy seafarer Captain Haddock to recover the treasure from the sunken ship, the Unicorn. visit for more.

Now, Here’s the lineup for tonight’s programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.

From 5:05 to 6pm 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 to 6:30pm it's Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
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 to 9:30pm it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

At 9:30, it's Smorgasbord with DJ Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance..

At 11pm-1230am, it's Word…Life Radio with H Biz & B Fiz
Early 90's hip-hop is the focus here, with the occasional touch of punk, funk, reggae and soul.

From 1230-2am, it's Beats with Dylan Bostick
Hip-hop. Electro. Techno. UK bass. Music that makes you groove.

In the wee hours from  2-3am it's The Postman Express Hour with DJ JD, DJ MacChillin, & DJ Jack 3 DJs give their take on a specific "post" genre, be it post-folk jangling, post-psychedelic, post-rock, post-punk, any other post. Exploring jarring, weird and stimulating new music, and placing it in a historical context.

From 3-4am, it's Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat
Search and Recover scours the world of music to find as many versions of a single song as possible. Join the exploration of the modern musical standards!

The BBC World News kicks on at 4 and we begin tomorrow's programing 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 (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

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