Sunday, April 1, 2012

4-2-12 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, April 2nd, 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. Thurday night, its open mic with bob gotta, with 6:30 sign up, 7:00 start. Friday evening at the Buttonwood, it's Joe Flood and the Lost Wandering Blues & Jazz Band at 8pm, and Saturday the Sinan Bakir Jazz Trio takes the Buttonwood stage at 7:30pm. Sunday night, its a new Open Mic at the Buttonwood that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform, and all are welcome. For more information about all Buttonwood Tree events, call 860.347.4957 or go to

Tuesday from 5-7, Middlesex Community College's Pegasus gallery hosts a reception for their latest exhibit by Forrest r. bailey, "responding to time and place": a series of paintings including landscapes and figurative works that narrate political and social commentaries. For more information please contact Art Curator Matthew Weber at 860.343.5806, or
Middlesex Community College in Middletown will host “Are You Now or Have You Ever Been,” performed by the Middletown-based theater troupe Vintage Players. and based on the transcripts from hearings following investigations on real and suspected communist members in Hollywood.  The free event is open to the public and will be held in Chapman Hall, second floor, room 808 C & D on Thursday, April 5, 6:30-9 p.m.

Tomorrow night at 8, Celebrated author Amitav Ghosh will read from his recent work, which reflects his early life in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. in Wesleyan University’s Memorial Chapel on High Street
Wednesday, Curator Patrick Dowdey gives a gallery talk on  chinese antiques, followed by a luncheon buffet. This intriguing and varied array of antiques provides a window into the lives of upper class in late-19th-century China.
Wednesday at noon in the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery, free and open to the public.
Wednesday, View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Jordan Kenna, JoAnna Bourain, Audree Anid, Vytaute Pivoriunaite, Alex Chaves. from 4pm to 6pm in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Thursday, catch a senior music recital by Noah Heau entitled "Block Ice, Bach & Beethoven." at 7pm in the Memorial Chapel, free and open to the public.
For more information about all Wesleyan University arts happenings, visit

Tune in at 4 pm on Thursday to River Valley Rhythms, here on WESU, when guest Alain Munkittrick will talk on the history of the Alsop House, the home of the Davison Art Center as the Friends of the Davison Art Center (FDAC) celebrate 50 years. This is part one of a series of five conversations revolving around the Davison Art Center.

Friday at Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street, S.W.A.G.G. performs "Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet
and Other Rarely Used Expressions" at 7:30pm. Tickets available online at

Tonight at Toads place in New Haven, its A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends, Upstairs In the Lilly's Pad, with doors at 9.
Thursday, PRODIGY OF MOBB DEEP takes the stage, with Duece Bug and Rowdy City. Friday Toad's hosts BADFISH, A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME, and Saturday comes BEYOND THE WALL: THE ULTIMATE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE. Tickets and more at

Tonight at Cafe 9 in New haven, its a Band Balkan Jam Session with the Harris Brothers , followed by a set from New Haven-based duo Whiskey Sermon. Tuesday, MANIC PRODUCTIONS and CAFE NINE Present: Benjamin Francis Leftwich, an English singer-songwriter from York.  Wednesday, HADOUKEN Presents Local Bang-A-Rang #4:  All brutal, in your face metal right from your own back yard. Thursday at Cafe 9, Grant Hart performs w/ Jason Prince(Eurisko) Friday, Enjoy an evening of original guitar rock featuring three local luminaries. Shellye Valauskas, The Streams, and Spike Priggen. Saturday its an afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Mike Coppola Trio • bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided, and Sunday afternoon Cafe 9 hosts ROXY PERRY'S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM.
Find out more at

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

The Russell LIbrary on Broad Street is having a special showing of "The Fallen Idol", in the Hubbard room, at part of their Great Movies from Great Books series. What happens when a 30-page tale becomes a 2-hour film? Find out how director Carol Reed and writer Graham Greene turned a sad study of childhood disillusionment into a thriller that out Hitchcocks Hitchcock. Tomorrow at noon. Bring a sandwich- the library provides beverages and desserts.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can see Salt of Life tonight through Thursday. 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 all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life.
Friday through Sunday, Real Art Ways shows The Forgiveness of Blood, which 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.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartfor, Albert Nobbs plays tonight through Wednesday. Glenn Close gives a remarkable performance as a woman in 19th century Dublin who lives in fear that her impersonation of a shy man named Albert Nobbs will be revealed. Friday and Saturday, The Artist, a silent film shot in luminous black and white, follows the seismic changes of late 1920s’ Hollywood, as a silent film star falls from grace with the arrival of the talkies.

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

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.

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