Sunday, April 15, 2012

April 16th Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, April 16th, 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.
Wednesday, the Underscore Orkestra plays original and traditional Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing.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

Tomorrow at noon, at the Russell LIbrary on Broad Street,
Bill Conway, a former teacher in the Orange School System, will present a slide and talk show will feature landmarks and fascinating places in Connecticut. More at

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, DonChristian Jones, and Timothy Lee. Wednesday 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 by: Anne deBoer, Natasha Camhi, Yongneng Conan Cheong, Sarah La Rue, and Erika Siegel. 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,
from beginners to accomplished artists. The event, on Sunday from 1 to 5, is free and open to
the public: adults, students, and children ages five and up. The Big
Draw's activities break down the "I can't draw" syndrome and celebrate
the visual arts.
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.
Tomorrow: The Museum will host an open cockpit program with about 6 aircraft to be open including a helicopter, an airliner, a jet fighter and a WWII aircraft.  All cockpits will close at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday : A room full of LEGOS will be set up in the conference center and the theme is “You & Your Fantastic Flying Machine”. The program is for ages 3-12 and will run from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each age category
 For further information, call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or
visit us on the web  
There's a lot of film this week in central connecticut:

Wednesday,Middlesex Community College will host a free screening of Gasland, about natural gas “fracking”. This will be followed by a discussion on “fracking,” a method of natural gas extraction used extensively in the United States..
3-4:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall, Room 605

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. Showing Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium. Contact Corinne E. Gill at

At real art ways in Hartford, Salt of Life continues its run through Wednesday.
Try as he might to get noticed by women, Gianni never seems to get a second glance. Reluctantly striking up a friendship with his daughter's floundering boyfriend, dejected Giannistarts to question why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life.
Also through Wednesday, Hell and Back Again chronicles one soldier's return home after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Friday are showings of This is Not A FIlm and the cult classic, The Room. Tickets, times, and more at

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, is hosting the "April in Paris Film Festival" all this week, featuring Of Gods and Men tonight, A Screaming Man tomorrow, and Being Jewish in France on Wednesday. Go to for more details.

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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