Sunday, April 8, 2012

4-9-12 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, April 9th, 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.

This Sunday, it's WESU's spring community record fair and sale:
from 11 to 4 at Wesleyan University's Beckham Hall, 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.

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. Thursday, Talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud and six sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress, starting at 7. 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

Tonight, The theater group “Free at Last Players” will visit Middlesex Community College to perform songs, poems and skits created to dispel the myths and misconceptions that surround mental illness.
From 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall. UNtil April 4th 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. RECEPTION ON THURSDAY, 11:30AM-1PM. Also 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 situations in Uganda, for free performances at MxCC’s Chapman Hall at both 12:30 and 7 p.m. More about events at Middlesex community college at

Tomorrow 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 on Wednesday, April 11th at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street. Thursday, at Crowell Concert hall, will be a senior music recital by Sean Curtice entitled "Sean Curtice and Composers of 18th-Century Music." at 7. 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 in Crowell Concert Hall, with 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. Free of charge. The Students in the Wesleyan Opera/Oratorio ensemble perform selections from its repertory on Sunday, April at 5pm in Crowell Concert Hall
For arts events on the Wesleyan Campus, plus tickets and directions, go to

Wednesday, at the Russell Library on Broad Street, Quinnipiac Professor Hedda Kopfleads 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

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 at 8 p.m. 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

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

Tonight and tomorrow at Cinestudio in Hartford, catch We Need to Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton as a mother whose teenage son has carried out a school shooting. Wednesday Through Friday Cinestudio shoes The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep's tour-de-force, Academy Award®-winning performance as Britain’s first woman Prime Minister. Showtimes and tickets at

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can see both Salt of Life and Forgiveness of Blood tonight through Wednesday. 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. The 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 and ticket, check out

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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