Monday, May 7, 2012

5/7/12 JIVE

Good evening, it's Monday, May 7th, 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____.
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.
“Evening Oasis” Belly Dance Presentation at The Buttonwood Tree starts at 8pm on Wednesday, with beautiful dancers, traditional dress and music.
Talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud to present up & coming works-in-progress, directly from their own pens. Join host, Cocomo Rock, and co-host, Al Bower, Jr. as six phenomenal storytellers sign up seeking constructive critique of their latest works in progress. Signups at 6:30. Singer/songwriter Sean Ashby plays Guitar on Friday night on the Buttonwood stage, with opener Derek Knott.
Saturday night at 8, Karen Frisk & All-Star Trio play a jazz set called “Springtime groovin
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help the prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Later on Sunday, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform. All are welcome to participate as a performer or as audience. Produced and hosted by Ty Mapp, Sunday at 7:30. More information about all Buttonwood events at or 860.347.4957
A new sound installation by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, “work divided by time” reflects on how the scientific definition of energy resonates and clashes with cultural and historical concepts. On display through Sunday at the Van Vleck Observatory
Tonight Your spirits will be lifted by the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers, conducted by one of New England's leading authorities on gospel music and WESU DJ, Dr. Marichal Monts '84. at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Peter Hadley, will perform an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion. Tomorrow at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall
Choreographer Iddi Saaka, World Dance Artist in Residence, and Master Drummer Abraham Adzenyah will be performing with their students in West African Dance and West African Drumming in a free outdoor concert this Friday at 3pm in the Center for the Arts Courtyard
More information about all Wesleyan Arts events at

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington street in Middletown presents Our Town, this weekend and next.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in the early twentieth century, Our Town is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life.
Tickets available online at

The Greater Middletown Chorale returns this season for another performance in the Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin  this Saturday. Choral works will include works by these three ‘B's’: Bernstein, Britten, and Brahms
For more information or to purchase tickets call 860 316 4854.

Phoolan Devi, a new raw untouchable opera, will have its world premier on Saturday at 8pm in South Church in Middletown, CT. The composer is Gayathri Khemadasa, from Sri Lanka, currently a Fulbright scholar at Wesleyan University.

For more information, please visit the Opera website at

10 Bartholomew Av. Hartford CT. Take a lesson & receive a free drink, socialize, and practice your dance moves

In New Haven, SOUND HALL will present a rare discussion and performance by celebrated jazz collective, Chicago Underground Duo.  Friday, 8PM at INTERCAMBIO, located at 756 Chapel Street, New Haven.

Hedda Kopf, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Quinnipiac University, leads a book discussion on Tom Rachman’s  'The Imperfectionists'. Wednesday at 7 in the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room. More events online at

Tonight and tomorrow at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, catch MONSIEUR LAZHAR, a comic and deeply compassionate story of a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant in Montreal who steps in as a substitute teacher after his predecessor commits suicide. Wednesday through Saturday Cinestudio shows SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN, the tale of a Yemeni sheikh  who’s fallen under the spell of fly-fishing in Scotland dreams up a crazy plan: to stock his own (very dry) country with 10,000 North Atlantic salmon.
Tickets and more at

Through Thursday at Real Art Ways in Hartford, see  the documentary Gerhard Richter Painting, about One of the world's greatest living painters. Opening Friday We Have A Pope tells the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope.
Tomorrow, Real Art Ways hosts a special showing of the 60’s classic The Time Machine (1960), with a talk by  Dr. Ronald Mallett, a professor of physics specializing in particle and field theory at the University of Connecticut, on the physics of time travel and the feasibility of building a time machine in the real world.
Saturday, Real Art ways hosts a special late-night showing of The ROOM, The best terrible movie ever, chock-full of communal rituals.  Catch one of only  three showings of How to Grow a Band this Friday, a documentary that follows Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile’s attempt to start a new band
Tickets, times, and more at
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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