Thursday, October 4, 2012

10-04-12 jive

Good afternoon, it's Thursday, October 4th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm Ben Michael, Thanx for tuning in!!

Here's a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Tonight and every first Thursday of the month, at the Buttonwood Tree, you can catch Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic open mic. Friday, Sean Clapis, Noah Baerman, and Jesse Engle return to the Buttonwood Tree for a jazz performance. Then on Saturday, it’s the Vintage Vox Quartet, with Kathy Bonaccorsi on vocals, Darryl Patterson on piano, Kenny Palmieri on drums and Jerry Fanfarelli on guitar. On Sunday, "Food Not Bombs" shares food in front of the Buttonwood beginning about 1 p.m. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at

Tonight, down at Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, you can catch Wolfgang Gartner, Pierce Fulton and Popeska on stage. Friday it’s Blue October, with Empires and Stars in Stereo. More details can be found  at
Over at CafĂ© Nine in New Haven tonight, it’s Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs; w/ Detroit Rebellion. Then Friday, the 2nd annual L.A.M.P. FESTIVAL, featuring the Mates of State in a free show with live visual projection at the Nine.  Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host The Mike Coppola Trio, followed by the INDEPENDISC 14th ANNIVERSARY BASH, featuring: The Grimm Generation; The Sawtelles; and Farewood. On Sunday, it’s the SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM: w/ host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. More information about these and other events can be found online at

Back here in Middletown on Friday from 1:30 to 3 p.m., over at Middlesex Community College, there will be an opening reception for Paul Qaysi’s “A Sea of Patterns,”  an exhibit which will run through November 1st. By scavenging, cutting, pasting and animating digital images from a variety of sources, Qaysi investigates authority and truth.

On Friday evening, at the MAC650 Gallery and Artspace, located on the 1st floor of Middletown’s North End Artist Cooperative building on Main Street, there will be a closing reception for the Tibetan art show that’s been on view, as well as a Singing Bowl Concert. For information, you can contact Carolyn at Up next at the MAC650 gallery will be Bifurcated Nudes: Wall Sculptures by Anesti Zakos, with an opening reception on Saturday featuring live music, Tschudin chocolates & wine from 7 to 10 p.m.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, Friday it’s Mixed Signals, a five-piece rock band. Saturday brings John Fries & The Heat, with special guest Matt Zeiner, to Sally’s. More can be found at

On Saturday, at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts, the dance performance “visible” will take place in CFA Hall, with a pre-performance talk by dance professor Nicole Stanton. The performance work explores journeys, myths, dreams and memories of the known world, and an imagined future in an unknown land.
On Sunday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Wesleyan’s Russell House, Wesleyan music professor Neely Bruce and University of South Carolina viola professor Constance Gee will present “New & Recent Music for Viola and Piano," including Mozart's Sonata in F Major. For more information, visit
On Saturday at the Russell Library in Middletown, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Sunday at 2pm at Adath Israel synagogue in Middletown, you can catch a staged reading of “What happens next?” a new full-length play by Terri Klein, followed by a talkback with the cast and creative team under thee direction of  Directed by Richard Kamins, starring Mark Perman, Michael Brislin, Susan Thom, Caleb Reynolds, Sarah Zito, Lenore Grunko, Naomi Kamins, and Fred Fitzgerald. For more information, search “Floating Theater Company” on Facebook or call Terri Klein, 860-324-4740
Over at the Wesleyan Potters gallery shop, through Nov. 2, you can catch “Fibers,” a show of baskets and weavings in the Gallery Shop.

With the arrival of fall, farmers’ markets have given way to country fairs, including this one: The Berlin Fair, at the fairgrounds on Beckley Road in Berlin, running from Friday through Sunday. This major agricultural fair features horse shows, tractor pulling, flowers, arts and crafts, exhibits, a midway, contests, games, and more. For info, go to

Also, the Portland Fair begins at the end of next week, on Oct. 12.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. 

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten paths of central CT:
At Real Art Ways, the New Austrian comedy “Mahler on the Couch” continues through Sunday. Through next Thursday, RAW is also showing “Beauty is Embarrassing.” a funny, irreverent, and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White, (who among other things was one of the creators of Pewee’s playhouse. Once a week through October, you can watch presidential and vice-presidential politics play out on a big screen at Real Art Ways leading up to a special Election Night event featuring a live, in-house broadcast by Colin McEnroe and John Dankosky. Opeing Friday night at Real Art Ways is the film, Liberal Arts in which a newly single 35 year old makes his way back to his college where he reunites with fond memories and old relationships. Oopening on Saturday, Real Art Ways presents “Redlegs”. In which a trio of old friends reunites to attend the funeral of a childhood pal after a mysterious murder. More can be found online at
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s theater,; “Himalaya” is given a special one-time screening tonight. Friday and Saturday, it’s “Moonrise Kingdom.” And Sunday’s film is “Ruby Sparks.” Tickets and information can be found at
 And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU’s new fall schedule.
Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience on Homegrown with Rob DeRosa.

at 6pm Free Speech Radio News provides your daily evening dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

at 6:30 Total Praise with Minister Latrecia presents a diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

at 8pm its Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, where hearing is the best experience, offering a broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

at 9:30 Bridging the Gap with Jesse Brent Explores 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.

At 10:30 Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze will randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter for a wild romp through WESU's music library, supported and guided by the interests of our listeners.

At 11:30pm Hip-Hop Kitchen with Alex G features  positivistic, afrocentric and jazz influenced hip-hop/rap that's mixed with food news, recipes, reviews, tips, tricks, fun facts. Basically good food to eat while you listen to good hip-hop.

at 12:30 tonight on WESU UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel explores the concept of inspiration through imitation. Sometimes they surpass the original, sometimes they miss the mark - it's your call.
from 1:30-2:30am Rock Fatale with DJ Stella Features the first ladies of rock, from The Marvelettes to Metric.

late night at 2:30 am Sunspot Loops is a sporadic exploration of what exists in music at the moment.

from 330-4am Corporate Radio Talk Show Live Superstar 9000 with \.com
is The talk show that has the FCC raving about!

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5 a.m. 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 think we should on the Jive, send them

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