Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday April, 19th, 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 J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in.

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street, 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

Tonight, The Wesleyan Cello Ensemble and Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky present music for solo and multiple cellos, at 7pm in the Russell House.

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, Don Christian Jones, and Timothy Lee today through Sunday, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on the Wesleyan UNiversity campus.

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.

Friday night at Higher Grounds Coffee House on 70 Main Street in East Hampton it's their weekly open mic. All are welcome and the show starts at 8PM. Saturday night at Higher Grounds, is a night of Acoustics with singer guitarist Rhiannon Elliot. The show starts at 8PM.

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,

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. The event will be held on Sunday from 1 to 5, and is free and open to the public.

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.
Friday, discover the B-29 Superfortress—the largest aircraft in the Museum's collection. Visitors will be able to go behind the ropes to take a close-up look at this magnificent aircraft from WWII. For further information, call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit

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

There's a lot of films this week in central connecticut:

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. The showings are on Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium. Contact Corinne E. Gill at

At real art ways in Hartford, this Friday are showings of the movie "This is Not A Film" and the cult classic, "The Room". Tickets, times, and more can be found at

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, is hosting the "April in Paris Film Festival" all this week, featuring "Gainsbourg: a Heroic Life", and "Persepolis" for more information visit

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

Right after the Jive at Five it's Homegrown with Rob DeRosa – The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network - An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporter.

Total Praise with Minister Latrecia - A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary Christian gospel music to uplift your spirit! Get your Praise on!

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert – Where hearing is the best experience.  A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

Bridging the Gap with JBrent - Exploring how music has changed forms through the years, and the links that tie together seemingly disparate genres such as blues and rap, or funk and Krautrock.

10:30-11:30pm [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]
Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze- An anti-genre, request-based show where we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter.

10:30-11:30pm [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]
The Slap-Happy Hour with Rachel Silton - A modern mix of indie pop and singer-songwriter material, with an emphasis on the acoustic and the up-and-coming

11:30pm-1am [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]
Flight 881 with Captain Q - Not your Grandma's World Music Show! Strap in your seatbelts, put out that cigarette, and open up that small packet of honey roasted peanuts! Flight 881 every week is going to a new country to check out what music scenes are happening in the country with a focus on contemporary world music, including Bhagra from India, Afro-Beat, and Brazillian funk.

11:30pm-1am [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]
Tokyo Sonata with Dangerous Dan - Covering Japanese music, new and old, from a wide variety of genres.

Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder  - An eclectic assortment of instrumental music from all genres and generations.

Undercover with DJ Becca - The best covers take original tracks and transform them into their own creations. Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation. Sometimes they surpass the original, sometimes they miss the mark - it's your call.

Itso-ezee with DJ Otto Nation providing an eclectic mix of new releases from the WESU music library

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

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