Thursday, April 12, 2012

04/11/12 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, April 11th, 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".Thanx for tuning in!

This Sunday from 11 - 4 at Wesleyan University's Beckham Hall, it's WESU's spring community record fair and sale!
There will be dozens of dealers selling bazillions of Records, CDs, and Tapes from All Genres of Music, plus food truck vendors and Live WESU DJ sets all day!

Thursday at 7 at the BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud and six sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Sunday, Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works at The Buttonwood Tree at 4. For more information about Buttonwood events, go to

From 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College, see "A UNIVERSAL NATURE" - an exhibit of the printmaking, painting, illustration and fiber works produced during WENDOLYN B. HILL's 30 year career as a medical and freelance illustrator. A reception will be held on Thursday from  11:30AM-1PM. Also on Thursday, Middlesex Community College welcomes “Destiny Africa Children’s Choir,” a performance group of 8-16 year-old children who have been rescued from horrific conditions in Uganda. They will perform two free performances Thursday at MxCC’s Chapman Hall at both 12:30 and 7 p.m. More about events at Middlesex community college at

Tonight through Sunday, view the talents of the seniors in the Wesleyan Art Studio Program during the third week of thesis exhibitions. Featuring Cordelia Blanchard, Luke Erickson, Pok Yan Ho, Aaron Eidman, and Harry Hanson, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

Celebrated author and editor of the New Yorker Dorothy Wickenden will read from her recent work tonight at 8:00 P.M. at Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street. Thursday, 7pm at the Crowell Concert hall, there will be a senior music recital by Sean Curtice entitled "Sean Curtice and Composers of 18th-Century Music.". Admission is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Wesleyan University center for the arts presents Argentine composer and pianist Fernando Otero, who evokes the tango sounds of Buenos Aires with his rhythmically vibrant works at 8pm at the Crowell Concert Hall. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.

Saturday at 2pm, Wesleyan University presents a piano recital featuring the winner and finalists of The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition in the Russell House. Admission is free of charge. The Students in the Wesleyan Opera/Oratorio ensemble perform selections from its repertory on Sunday at 5pm at the Crowell Concert Hall.
For events on the Wesleyan Campus, plus tickets and directions, go to

Tonight, at the Russell Library on Broad Street, Quinnipiac Professor Hedda Kopf leads a book discussion on "The Queen of the Tambourine" by Jane Gardam at 7pm in the Hubbard room.

This weekend, the Friends of the Library Booksale returns, from noon to 6 on Friday and Saturday in the Activity room. Go to for more information.

Connecticut’s Jeff Davis and Dan Milner present a special program of Civil War Era songs from the sea, land and home front at the Branford Folk Music Society on Saturday evening at 8, in the auditorium of the First Congregational Church of Branford. For more information, call 203-488-7715 or access the society’s Web page at

On Friday the 13th, Roots Music Hall in Hartford hosts a Haunted Luau Tiki Party.

Saturday,famed cuban soul group Sierra Maestra, featuring members of The Buena Vista Social Club, brings infectious dance music to the Roots Music Hall, and Sunday, singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick performs. For more info, call 860 724 4444 or go to

If you are looking for concerts in central connecticut this week, Manic Productions brings "Many Arms and Geoglyphs" to Cafe Nine in New Haven tonight,

At BAR in New Haven, Body Language, D. Gookin, and "Universal Remote" perform.  More concert and ticket information can be found at manic

Tonight through Friday at Cinestudio in Hartford, "The Iron Lady" , Meryl Streep's tour-de-force, Academy Award winning performance as Britain’s first woman Prime Minister. Showtime and ticket information an be found at

Tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can see both "Salt of Life" and "Forgiveness of Blood". In "Salt of Life", try as he might to get noticed by women, Gianni never seems to get a second glance. Dejected, Gianni looks on longingly as his aging pals court gorgeous young women, and starts to question why passion has disappeared from his life. "Forgiveness of Blood" focuses on an Albanian teen who's life is suddenly up-ended when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that starts a blood feud.

There are no films at Real Art Ways Thursday and Friday, in anticipation of the Theater's 2012 Odd Ball gala. For more information, check out

Now here's what's playing on WESU tonight:

Right after the Jive at Five,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.

From 9:30-11pm 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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