Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, March 29th, 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 J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.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 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

Tonight, 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

Down in New Haven at Cafe 9 in tonight Skinny Jim And The Number 9 Blacktops; w/ The Hulls • Playing what has been dubbed as "Hot Rod Rockabilly," this Illinois trio takes the traditional rockabilly sound and soups it up with a high-octane edge! visit for a full line up of CafĂ© nine events this week.

Here in Middletown, at The BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, 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

Trinity College in Hartford kicks off their 7th International Hip Hop Festival  tonight 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.

Friday night at Higher Grounds Coffee House on 70 Main Street in East Hampton hosts their weekly open mic. Show starts at 7PM. Every Saturday night at 70 Main is live local music.

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

The Good Sponge Sampler Vol. 1 CD RELEASE PARTY Saturday night,*Virtually every artist on the CD performing live! John Fries and The Heat, The River God, WESU's Lauren Agnelli and Dave Rave, Franklin Brothers, Dogbite and more!  The Rose Barn @ Eugene O’Neill Theater 305 Great Neck Road Waterford, CT (860) 443-5378 7:30 p.m., doors 6:45 p.m. You can also visit Good Sponge 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.

at Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema 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.
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa – The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network - 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. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporter.

Total Praise with Minister Latrecia - A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary Christian gospel music to uplift your spirit! Get your Praise on!

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert – Where hearing is the best experience.  A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

Bridging the Gap with JBrent - Exploring 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.

10:30-11:30pm [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]
Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze- An anti-genre, request-based show where we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter.

10:30-11:30pm [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]
The Slap-Happy Hour with Rachel Silton - A modern mix of indie pop and singer-songwriter material, with an emphasis on the acoustic and the up-and-coming

11:30pm-1am [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]
Flight 881 with Captain Q - 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! Flight 881 every week is going to a new country to check out what music scenes are happening in the country with a focus on contemporary world music, including Bhagra from India, Afro-Beat, and Brazillian funk.

11:30pm-1am [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]
Tokyo Sonata with Dangerous Dan - Covering Japanese music, new and old, from a wide variety of genres.

Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder  - An eclectic assortment of instrumental music from all genres and generations.

Undercover with DJ Becca - 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.

Itso-ezee with DJ Otto Nation providing an eclectic mix of new releases from the WESU music library

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

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

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

No comments:

Post a Comment