Sunday, April 29, 2012

4/30 JIVE

Good evening, it's Monday, April 30th, 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.

Today is your last day to help WESU's first ever spring pledge drive. All of us here at WESU would appreciate any and all help you can give to your neighborhood station, which brings you music and news that you just can't find elsewhere, as well as community events and services like this jive at five calendar. We have some great bonuses and t-shirt to offer in thanks for your support, and phone operators are standing by all day for your call at 860 685 7700. Thank you!

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.
Wednesday the buttonwood hosts a photography exhibit organized by Michael Arafeh, owner of The Coffeehouse Recording Studio in the North End. The show features many local scenes and area musicians, and is on display through the month of may. Open mic with bob gotta meets every First Thursday with 6:30 sign ups and 7:00 start. Come play and be heard. Bring your own instrument or play our piano or congas… join the fun, express your Self! Friday at 8, Drummer Art Lillard leads this jazz trio in jazz standards, show tunes, swing tunes, bossa novas, and blues, as well as some originals. Saturday afternoon, the piano students of Joe Riff's music perform a recital at 2:30. Sunday, the Buttonwood presents religious services with "Solid Rock Ministries", with worship with Rev. Ronnie Bantum from 10am – 11am and then Worship with Pastor Sandra Steele from 11am to noon.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome, and consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food beforehand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, go to

The Wesleyan university center for the arts presents An evening of traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance, Tomorrow at 7pm in the World Music Hall, free of charge.
This year's thesis students in Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program are each invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for a year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. The show is on display tomorrow through Saturday, May 26 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, open Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm
A new sound installation by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen called "work divided by time" reflects on how the scientific definition of energy resonates and clashes with cultural and historical concepts, inspired in part by intricate 20th-century mechanical clocks. Wednesday from 4:15pm to 6pm at the Van Vleck Observatory.
Wednesday evening, Professor of Music Anthony Braxton's student ensemble performs his compositions in Crowell Concert Hall at 8.
Experience the culture of Java with students of Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan and Dance, Thursday at 7pm in the World Music Hall. Also Thursday night, catch the annual Organ Romp, which features Wesleyan student organists, pianists and percussionists performing new music and non-standard organ repertoire. Check the CFA website for the costume theme, as well as updated performer and program information.
Thursday 10pm at the Memorial Chapel
Introductory and Advanced students perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire. At 7pm this Friday in Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum performs Funeral Music from Tudor and Stuart England under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden. Saturday at 9pm in the Memorial Chapel.
The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble showcases the dynamic mixture of traditional drumming and dance, Sunday night at 7 in the World Music Hall.
The Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble, in collaboration with the Wesleyan Orchestra and Chorus, will present works associated with the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber, and music in various regional styles. IN Crowell Concert Hall on Sunday at 8.
As part of Wesleyan's Annual "Spring Dance" show, Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies. Friday and Saturday night at 8, Featuring new works by Eleonore Bayles, Kim Ladd, Naya Samuel, Jiovani Robles, Emily Weitzman, and Sally Williams. In the Patricelli '92 Theater
For more information about all arts events at Wesleyan UNiversity, go to

The Russell Library Knitters gather to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects, this Saturday from 11am to 1 at Russell Library, 123 Broad St. Go to for information about more classes and clubs the library has to offer.

Thursday it's 'the premier Poetry Jazz Night' at Tools Bar and Grill, CT's Newest Jazz and dining venue in Downtown New Britain. Produced & Hosted by one of WESU's interns C.C. Arshagra. The Poets' line up  of talent reads: Multi-media pioneer and poet Aldo Tambellini (TAM Bell EE KNEE), the America Book Award winner Askia Toure (AS Key ah)(Toor A), and a 2012 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative (Knee I Ell) Neiel Israel. Backed by Hartt School of Music alumni and educators' on sax, keys, drums and bass respectively here: Peter Greenfogal, Chris Casey, Jonathan Barber and Steven KingPorter. No cover and the show start at B:30 PM

Impart Leadership and ARF Worldwide Leadership host a training event for community and business leader this Friday at First Cathedral in Hartford, with scholarship funds available for college students to attend. Interested students should immediately contact Dr. Barbara Headley at 860 922-0571 to have a ticket reserved for them.

The Sanctuary in East Haddam hosts its third Annual Karmic Relief event, featuring Comic Hypnotist Dan Larosa, live jazz music, and a silent auction ofspecial works of art by well-known artists and holistic practitioners, as well as food and drink. To buy ticket or to find out more, you can call the Sanctuary at (860) 319-1134.

Bridge Street Live in Collinsville presents comedian Pete Lee on Friday night, a show of guitar music on saturday night, and a jazz performance by Noah Preminger Quartet on sunday night. Check out for more or call (860)693-9762

Now, here's what in theaters around central connecticut this week:

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford shows Truffaut's THE BRIDE WORE BLACK tonight and tomorrow. Jeanne Moreau plays a mysterious femme fatale who does away with the men in her life, no matter how rich, interesting, or handsome. On Wednesday, Cinestudio starts a run of JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME, which chronicles a day of unexpected adventures for a 30-year-old slacker, who only intended to pick up some wood glue for his mother (Susan Sarandon).

Real Art Ways in Hartford  shows two documentaries throughout this week.
EL BULLI:COOKING IN PROGRESS follows the renowned Spanish chef Ferran AdriĆ  as he works with his culinary team to develop a new menu for his restaurant. Friday's showing will be preceded by a special molecular bar and food demonstration with local restaurants at 6 PM.

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is an intimate portrait of performance artist and musician Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye, as they undergo a series of plastic surgeries for their "Pandrogyne" project.

Now stick around, here's what's playing on WESU right now:

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 Maggie 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.

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, especially today, the last day of our Spring Pledge drive.

Please take a moment to call 860 685 7700 to make a donation today, and log on to to make a contribution online at any time of the year. Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of commercial free jazz with Charles Henry.

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