Thursday, May 3, 2012

5/4 JIVE

Good evening, it's Friday May 4th, 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 Justin, WESU's intern.Thanks for tuning in.

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This year's thesis students in Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program are 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 Thesis art show is on display through  May 26 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, open Thur-Sunday, noon-4pm

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 tonight in Crowell Concert Hall

tomorrow at 9pm in the Memorial Chapel, the Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum performs Funeral Music from Tudor and Stuart England under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden.

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 style 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, tonight and tomorrow at 8 at the Patricelli '92 Theater. Featuring new works by Eleonore Bayles, Kim Ladd, Naya Samuel, Jiovani Robles, Emily Weitzman, and Sally Williams.

You can find more information about all arts events at Wesleyan University online at

Here in Middletown, tonight, at The Buttonwood Tree on main street, Drummer Art Lillard and his trio will play jazz standards, show tunes, swing tunes, bossa nova, and blues, as well as some originals.
Saturday afternoon at the Buttonwood, the piano students of Joe Riff's music perform a recital at 2:30. Through the month of May, Telephone Portraits will be on display. A photograpy exhibit  by Michael Arafeh of Coffeehouse Recording Studio will be on display. Sunday, the Buttonwood Tree presents religious services with "Solid Rock Ministries",  and 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. all 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

Tomorrow, from 11am to 1, The Russell Knitters gather to share ideas and expertise at Russell Library in Middletown. You are invited to bring your knitting projects, questions, and expertise. No registration is required.  for information about other classes and clubs the library has to offer.

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

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

Now, here's a brief rundown of cinema off the beaten path in central CT this week.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford is showing "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). More online at

Real Art Ways in Hartford offers screenings of two documentaries 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. Tonight'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. More info can be found online at

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

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