Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday May 10th 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, the Buttonwood Tree on main street 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 are 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" and on Sunday, "Food Not Bombs" shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Later on Sunday at 7:30, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety and later 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 an audience. "Coming to the mic" is produced and hosted by Ty Mapp. More information about all Buttonwood events can be found at or by calling 860.347.4957.

A new sound installation by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen called “work divided by time” reflects on how the scientific definition of energy resonates and clashes with cultural and historical concepts. "Work divided by time" will be on display through Sunday at the Van Vleck Observatory on the Wesleyan campus.

Choreographer Iddi Saaka, World Dance Artist in Residence, and Master Drummer Abraham Adzenyah will be performing with their students West African dance and drumming in a free outdoor concert this Friday at 3pm in the Center for the Arts Courtyard.

More information about all Wesleyan Arts events can be found 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 are 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. More can be found at

In New Haven, SOUND HALL will present a rare discussion and performance by celebrated jazz collective the Chicago Underground Duo on Frida at 8PM at INTERCAMBIO, located at 756 Chapel Street. More can be found at

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

Tonight through Saturday at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, catch "SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN", the tale of a Yemeni sheikh  who’s fallen under the spell of fly-fishing in Scotland and dreams up a crazy plan: to stock his own (very dry) country with 10,000 North Atlantic salmon. Tickets and more can be found at

Through tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford, see  the documentary "Gerhard Richter Painting", which is 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. Saturday, Real Art ways hosts a special late-night showing of "The ROOM", The best terrible movie ever, chock-full of communal rituals.  Also, 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 can be found at

Stick around for 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.

6-6:30pm 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.

10:30-1am we welcome DJ Aaron to the airwaves for a free form eclectic mix of independent rock and experimental music.
from 1am to 4am, 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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