Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 24 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, April 24rd, 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 Avery.

All this week the Buttonwood tree on mainstreet displays Art by animals at the Bearsdley Zoo, and thursday the Buttonwood hosts a Benefit Concert For Brighter Dawns Featuring euphoric reggae group “Men With Bad Manners” at 7. Friday, Joe Fonda’s “Step in Trio” with Thomas Heberer and George Schuller takes the stage at the Buttonwood, and Sunday afternoon, John Basinger will perform Book 3 from Paradise Lost.
John Milton’s epic poem comes to life when John offers his perspective and unique understanding. Go to to find out more about john and for more about all Buttonwood events.

The Middlesex County Historical Society brings Richard DeLuca, the author of "Post Roads and Iron Horses: Transportation in Connecticut from Colonial Times to the Age of Steam"to the Russell Library, tonight at 7:00 pm in the Hubbard Room.
Saturday afternoon, the Amstel Quartet Concert plays everything from Bach to Michael Nyman’s theme for the film The Piano, with four saxophones. More details at

Professor of Economics Richard Adelstein will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Wesleyan Library annual meeting on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Develin Room of Olin Library, 252 Church St., Middletown.  Professor Adelstein will speak about the history of corporate power as detailed in his new book, The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information

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. This free concert features contemporary and traditional African songs, drumming, dancing, and inspirational stories from the children tonight; the evening show begins at 7 p.m. More at the Middlesex Community College website

   Klekolo World Coffee on Court street is bringing back a weekly poetry night, with host Evan Okun, every Tuesday 6 to 8pm. Open to everyone, so come share something you created yourself or just do a reading of a favorite.

A Wesleyan senior music recital by Abaye Steinmetz-Silber entitled "Musical Adventures" plays thursday at 9 in the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel, and thursday through saturday nights, Wesleyan university center for the arts presents Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (1938), which redirects the legend of the scholar who sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for infinite knowledge. 8pm each night in the CFA Theater.
The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, perform an exciting program of classic jazz compositions. Free of charge, Friday at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.
Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard's quartet. Saturday at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall
David Barach performs a piano recital for his senior thesis, Saturday at 7 in the Wesleyan Memorical Chapel. For tickets and more about arts at wesleyan university, visit

At oddfellows playhouse on washington street, it's Snow Angel, which tells how fifteen teenagers must brave stormy weather to help a mysterious girl in her puzzling search for a mystery that unites, divides, and perplexes the group of teens. performances thursday, friday, and saturday evenings, at 7:30. Details at

Friday, its a lindy hop bash at vinnie's jump and jive on Main street.
The Lindy Hop Bash will have a special focus on Lindy-hop swing. There is a beginner Lindy lesson at 8, come learn the swing out in just one hour! Then dancing of any and all swing styles till 11. We'll end with a late-night blues from 11-12.

Morten Lauridsen’s transcendent Lux Aeterna is an introspective, serene work sung by the Greater Middletown Chorale, in their debut concert on the Sacred Sounds Concert Series. At the Cathedral of Saint Joseph 140 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT.
Free to the public, Friday at 8.

Go out for dinner Thursday night to support the fight against AIDS!
In Connecticut 28 restaurants in Branford, Hamden, New Haven, Orange and
Milford will be participating. Dining Out for Life in Connecticut benefits
AIDS Project New Haven, the oldest AIDS services organization in Connecticut
Find a participating restaurant near you at or text DOFLNH to 30364

Unite Women CT has organized a Rally on Saturday April 28, 2012 from 10am-2pm at Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT.  It is part of a nationwide, nonpartisan grassroots effort to gather people who support women’s rights and speak out against the spate of bills and laws targeting women’s healthcare and basic rights. go to

Connecticut Vegetarian and Healthy LIving Festival is this saturday from 10 to 6 and sunday from 10 to 4, featuring performers,  Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Osteopaths, Holistic Practitioners, Life and Health Coaches, Yoga and Reiki instructors. Learn about the newest developments in eco-friendly home energy, cruelty-free personal care, supplements and more. Entrance is FREE, but each attendee should bring a non-perishable vegan/vegetarian food item to donate to food banks and shelters. At the Connecticut Convention Center in hartford. Check out

Encuentro: For Community, For Humanity
An Encuentro (or “encounter”) is a space for people to come together openly and peacefully. It is a place where we will speak, listen, and share our common struggles. Everyone’s voice will be taken into account equally. An Encuentro fights the exploitation of our communities, and features speakers from the community. If you or your organization are interested in being a part of this event, please contact (412) 860-5264 or
Saturday from 11am-4pm
First Congregational Church
190 Court St

Ten minutes could save your life: Griffin Hospital in Derby offers free oral, head and neck cancer screenings tomorrow, from 4 to 7. To register, call the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital at 203.732.1280.

Now here's what showing in theaters in central conntecticut.

The Buttonwood Tree's Buddhist Film Festival continues with “Brilliant Moon”, tomorrow at 8. Brilliant Moon chronicles the life of writer, poet, and meditation master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Tibet's most revered 20th-century Buddhist teachers. Narrated by Lou Reed and Richard Gere.

Wesleyan's south asian film series continues this week with Eyes of Stone at wesleyan center for film studies at 301 Washington Terrace.
Showing Saturday at 2, EYES OF STONE, a documentary about demonic possession and goddess temples, will be introduced by the film's director.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, catch Young Goethe in Love, through tomorrow. After failing his bar exams, the 23-year-old Goethe is sent by his poetry-hating father to work as a clerk in a small town. Here, the impressionable young man falls in love with Lotte, an independent woman who is also on the radar of Goethe’s legal mentor. Friday through the weekend, you can catch the Secret World of Arietty, an anime retelling of the classic story The Borrowers.

At Real ARt Ways in Hartford this week through Thursday, catch El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, documenting renowned Spanish chef Ferran AdriĆ  as he works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. Over the weekend, Real ARt Ways shows the documentary Gerhard Richter, about one of the world's greatest living painters.

Now, stay tuned to WESU, because after the Jive, it's Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry
From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds. A well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads

Tuesday, 5:05-6pm The Melting Pot
Your host Kevin Lee plays a heady brew of old favorites, deep tracks and unheard delights. Rock to Jazz, Folk to Funk, Global to Local, Acoustic and Electric. My life is one big song, let me share it with you."

Tuesday, 6-6:30pm
Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Tuesday, 6:30-8pm
Wild Wild Live with Tom Foolery
Featuring the best music Wesleyan has to offer, in a live and intimate studio setting. Tom will talk about the Wesleyan music scene, on campus and off, and supplement live material with artist interviews and recordings of live shows across the Wesleyan campus.

Tuesday, 8-930pm
Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill
An eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music that has a roots influence.

Tuesday, 930pm-11pm
Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat
I've got a song in my heart, a chemical imbalance in my head and a musical library at my fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

Wednesday, 11pm-12am
Alive, Not Amplified with Adrien
 Bringing you the best in acoustic based music.

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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