Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday's Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, April 25rd, 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience". Thanx for tuning in!

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.

Saturday afternoon, the Amstel Quartet Concert plays everything from Bach to Michael Nyman’s theme for the film The Piano, with four saxophones at the Russell Library. More details can be found 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 email

Thursday at 9, a Wesleyan senior music recital by Abaye Steinmetz-Silber entitled "Musical Adventures" plays in the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel, and  through Saturday, Wesleyan University center for the arts presents Gertrude Stein's "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights" from1938, which redirects the legend of the scholar who sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for infinite knowledge. The show starts at 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 performs on Saturday at 8pm at the 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 these events 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 are held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, at 7:30. More details can be found 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. This will be performed at 8pm at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph 140 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT. Admission is free and open to the public.

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
this Saturday from 11am-4pm at the First Congregational Church, 190 Court St, Middletown.

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

Wesleyan's South Asian film series continues this week with "Eyes of Stone" at the 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 the Secret World of Arietty, an anime retelling of the classic story The Borrowers this Friday and Saturday.

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 here's what's playing tonight on WESU 88.1FM in Middletown,

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano
An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

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

At 6:30 and running until 8pm, it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!

From 8 to 9:30pm it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

At 9:30 until11pm it's Smorgasbord with DJ Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance..

From 11pm-1230am it's Word…Life Radio with H Biz & B Fiz
Early 90's hip-hop is the focus here, with the occasional touch of punk, funk, reggae and soul.

From 1230-2am, it's Beats with Dylan Bostick
Hip-hop. Electro. Techno. UK bass. Music that makes you groove.

In the wee hours from  2-3am it's The Postman Express Hour with DJ JD, DJ MacChillin, & DJ Jack 3 DJs give their take on a specific "post" genre, be it post-folk jangling, post-psychedelic, post-rock, post-punk, any other post. Exploring jarring, weird and stimulating new music, and placing it in a historical context.

From 3-4am, it's Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat
Search and Recover scours the world of music to find as many versions of a single song as possible. Join the exploration of the modern musical standards!

The BBC World News kicks on at 4 and we begin tomorrow's programing 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 (the five is the number five), and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them to

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