Friday, March 2, 2012

March 5th Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, March 5th, 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 Zach.

Every Monday it's "ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH J-CHERRY AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, with 7:30pm sign-up, 8:00pm start. More at www.
Wednesday at the Buttonwood, 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
Each Second Thursday of every month, 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

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

Tomorrow at noon, bring lunch to the Russell Library on Broad Street for a showing of Breakfast at Tiffany's, where film critic Richard Alleva discusses how Truman Capote’s novella, a minor masterpiece with a gay sensibility, become a completely heterosexual romance which made the 'little black dress' the most astonishing stroke of high fashion of the 20th century.

Wednesday, 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

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 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 for details.

At Toad's Place in New Haven tonight, it's a night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends Upstairs In the Lilly's Pad. Wednesday 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

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, its a Balkan Jam Session with the Harris Brothers Band Balkan Jam Session at 7, with open iPod night starting at the bar at 10. Tomorrow at Cafe Nine, 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 Nine 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 through wednesday 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:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of straight up Jazz on Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry during our weekday commercial free musical drive time.

At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.

6:30 it's Life is a Killer with JOhnny Analog, Moving through the blues diaspora from front porch country blues and big city electric blues to jazz, R&B and soul

8:00 it's Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis: The best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and latin dancefloor grooves. Pure Dynamite Mojo Explosion!

11:00PM Austen Fiora presents Total Trash

12:00 its Dylan Atwalt-Conley's new show A Hate Supreem

1:00 Margaret Toth hosts 600 Pounds of Sin, A brew of prog rock, jam band, metal, and the spaces between.

2:00 - 3:00 Rebecca Kitsis & Ella Dawson co-host City Spotlight

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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