Thursday, April 19, 2012

04/18/12 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, April 18th, 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!

Tonight, the Underscore Orkestra plays original and traditional Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy, Jazz and Swing at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street. Thursday at the Buttonwood, it's The Crankie Show … with puppets and a dessert potluck. Friday, Graduate and Undergraduate students from The Hartt School of music will be performing works for guitar and other instruments. For more information about Buttonwood events, go to

Famed songwriter Buddy Mondlock, will be returning to Ridgefield, Sunday at 4:00 P.M.. for a performance at The Acoustic Celebration, 46 Peaceable Street at the Library of Temple Shearith Israel. Tickets are $17 in advance at Ridgefield Music, 19 Governor Street and online at

On Saturday, the first-ever “Jazzin’ with the Stars” concert will unite one of the best known bands in New England, The Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band, with special guest stars Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame artist, Ronnie Spector; 50s/60s hit-maker Jimmie Rodgers. Held at The First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street in Middletown from 2pm to 5pm. Contact Nancy Loader with questions,

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Alexandra Malouta, Anna Mckinsey, Kamar Thomas, Don Christian Jones, and Timothy Lee today through Sunday, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on the Wesleyan UNiversity campus. Celebrated author and Guggenheim Fellow Sam Lipsyte will read from his recent work on Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit Wesleyan-Writing Events.

Thursday, Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History will present their honors talks. Talks will be given by Anne deBoer, Natasha Camhi, Yongneng Conan Cheong, Sarah La Rue, and Erika Siegel at 4:30pm in the Center for the Arts.

Also on Thursday, The Wesleyan Cello Ensemble and Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky present music for solo and multiple cellos, at 7pm in the Russell House.

Friday, Wesleyan presents a Javanese shadow play accompanied by the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble under the direction of Artist-in-Residence I.M. Harjito and guest musicians. At 8pm in the World Music Hall. Saturday, The Wesleyan University Orchestra under Music Director Angel Gil-Ordonez presents symphonic repertoire from the 19th and 20th centuries.
8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.

 In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Friends of the Davison Art Center present "The Big Draw: Middletown", a community celebration of drawing with workshops for people of all skill levels. The event will be held on Sunday from 1 to 5, and is free and open to the public.

All this weekend at the 92 Theater on High Street, catch Lila Becker's Senior Thesis, THE ASH AND THE ELDER, a theatrical presentation of 5 creation myths from around the world.
For more information about all art happenings at wesleyan, visit

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. has announced that it will run special activities all this week for the April School break.

Friday, discover the B-29 Superfortress—the largest aircraft in the Museum's collection. Visitors will be able to go behind the ropes to take a close-up look at this magnificent aircraft from WWII.
 For further information, call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit 
There's a lot of film this week in central connecticut:

Saturday, the south asia film series at the wesleyan center for film studies, on
301 Washington Terrace continues. This week, its PATHER PANCHALI, an Acclaimed drama about a young girl, Durga, and her family's village life. Free of charge at 2 pm.

Body & Sold by Deborah Lake Fortson is a documentary account of true stories from the
world of child and youth sex trafficking/slavery. The showings are on Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium. Contact Corinne E. Gill at

At real art ways in Hartford, through tonight, "Hell and Back Again" chronicles one soldier's return home after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Friday are showings of the movie "This is Not A Film" and the cult classic, "The Room". Tickets, times, and more can be found at

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, is hosting the "April in Paris Film Festival" all this week, featuring "Being Jewish in France" tonight. Later in the week, the films "Gainsbourg: a Heroic Life", and "Persepolis" are featured. Go to for more details.

Now stay tuned, here's what's playing on WESU tonight:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned 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 6-6:30pm, it's Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

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 until11pm it's Smorgasbord with DJ Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance..

From 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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