Monday, March 25, 2013

03-25-13 jive

Good evening, it's Monday,  March 25 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. Thanks for tuning in.

Let’s look at what’s going on in the community this week:

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight at 7:45, it’s  “Moments of Gratitude” sharing gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement.  Later tonight at 8:00 "Anything Goes" open mic.  Sign up is at 7:30.   On Wednesday at 7:00, it’s   "Karaoke with Deni" which is free for all ages.  On thursday at 7:30 is "The Campus Slammer" open mic where College students from Connecticut vie for honors in this inter-collegiate battle of words.

Tomorrow at 8pm Over at  Café Nine in New Haven , it’s Woody Pines, playing everything from early 20th century acoustic blues and Rock-a-billy, to the sounds of the White Stripes and The Black Keys. And on Tuesday at 7pm is MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Nightmare Air ; w/ the Suicide Dolls; Slander •    Wednesday at 8pm at Café Nine is Tom Goss; w/ E.L.E.I.,  offeri ng dynamic acoustic rock.    And 8pm Thursday at Cafe Nine brings: Ports of Spain; w/ Ghost of Chance • "Ports of Spain present the listener with a sound    on the cutting edge.  The Friday happy hour at Cafe Nine is from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Rob Obie.  Later on Friday at 9pm is Rizzo's Dilemma; w/ The Mushroom Cloud • Rizzo's Dilemma is a hard-hitting improvisational rock band from southern CT.  Saturday, from 4:30 to 7:30 at Café nine, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Billy Cofrances.  ,followed at 9 by Wayne "The Train" Hancock; w/ Sean W Spellman (Quiet Life).  And then Sunday at Cafe Nine, starting at 8pm it's: Glen Matlock; Sylvain Sylvain.   Later on Sunday at 8pm its Glen Matlock; Sylvain Sylvain • In a career spanning over 30 years, Glen Matlock has made indelible contributions to music; first as the original bass player and founding member of The Sex Pistols, to forming the underrated but much heralded Rich Kids.
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Also in New Haven, over at Toad’s Place,
Friday at Toad's at 9pm is "Max Creek," with opening acts "Full Spectrum", and "String Band"
Saturday at 6:30 pm is  BIG JIM’S EGGSCELLENT EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA, with performances by: Rubber Fist, High Octane, Nasty Disaster,Redline,Vengeance, and Evil Eyes.
Later Saturday night at Toads at 12pm is THE ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY, students recieve discount pricing upon showing their student id's.       For more information, go to

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Monday, the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. Tuesday at 8pm brings Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, to Sally’s stage. And Wednesday it’s the Blues Jam, with host this week, Tim McDonald. Thursday at Black Eyed Sallys, at 8pm is "The Blind Owl Band," with Seth Adams.  Then friday at 9pm its Mike Crandall Band.   Saturday at 9pm  its  Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez.
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Wesleyan returns to life following thie Spring Break and has a ton of events on the calendar as we enter the season of Senior Thesis presentations: Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) you can view the talents of the graduating seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History. On view this week Tuesday through Sunday you can experience the talents of  Allison Kalt, Ally Bernstein, Tiffany Gerdes, Zoe Mueller, Ilyana Schwartz, and Anna Shimshak at Wesleyan’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, on Washington Terrace here in Middletown. Admission: FREE!

You can also catch “Arts - Fire and Bone” this week.  This senior thesis production by Lily Haje '13 is an immersive theater experience that allows the audience to explore the physical and mental space of a halfway house for religious martyrs as they interact, reflect, and await judgment. There are two performances per night this Thursday, Fri, and Saturday at  7pm and 9pm. The venue is located at  329 Mount Vernon Street in Middletown. Admission: FREE but tickets required; contact the Wesleyan CFA box office

Thursday night at 8pm, there will be a  senior music recital by Tobias Butler. Performed at 200 Church, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Admission is free!

Friday at 4pm you can catch Alex Lough’s senior music recital —“Reshaping Traditions”— Performed in the CFA Hall, on Washington Terrace

Friday night at 8pm,  Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton presents the “Threshold Sites: The Ultimate Meal” project, a moving exploration of the relationships between body/self, home/community, and environment/ecosystem through the lens of food. This production feautres Wesleyan faculty, alumni, and artists from Connecticut and New York, and features live music and lively dancing, in addition to a communal feast to be shared with the audience at Wesleyan’s Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown, CT.

Saturday night at 7pm, Zachary Sulsky’s senior music recital “Words & Music: The Songs of Cole Porter & Zack Sulsky”  will be performed at Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall. admission: FREE!

Also on Saturday night you can catch “The Melting Pot: A Practice in Variation”— another senior music recital at Wesleyan by Robert Burvant. For more information about any of these events, you can visit .

Tomorrow at 11am at The Russell Library, its "Job Coaching" with Jim Kubat at the Russell Library in Activity Room 2.
Tuesday beginning at 9:30am in Meeting Rooms 3 is "an Introduction to Powerpoint Basics" 
Wednesday at 12pm in the Russel Libraries Hubbard Room is "Me and Orson Welles;'The Theater...Ah, the Theater' Film Discussion Series."  This series led by film critic and former stage actor Richard Alleva continues the discussion with,  "Me and Orson Welles."
Thursday at 9am,  in the Russell Library Hubbard Room, is "Job Group;"  a weekly opportunity to network with other job seekers, as well as receive the advice of professionals.
Then on Thursday at 6:30 pm, in Meeting Room 2, is "We Were There: Veterans' Writing Group."  This series invites veterans to share their stories in their own voices.  All veterans,  either active or retired, are encouraged to come and write their experiences for their own benefit or to share with family and friends.

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Now let’s check out cinema off the beaten track here in central Connecticut.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight through Thursday brings "The House I live In:"    ;As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. 
Also showing at RealArtways, tonight at 7:30pm, through Thursday is, " Like Someone In Love."
Opening Friday, March 29, at Real Artways, is "A Fierce Green Fire;" the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.

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Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight and Tuesday at 7:30pm is "56 Up"  The UP films are unique in the history of both film and anthropology. Time-lapse studies of the human animal in all his and her ordinary beauty.” Ty Burr, Boston Globe.

From Wednesday to Saturday Cinestudio is showing "The Silver Linings Playbook," Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence give outstanding, breakthrough performances in a screwball comedy shot through with darkness and uncertainty.
Then Sunday, it’s  "Amour."  Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence give outstanding, breakthrough performances in a screwball comedy shot through with darkness and uncertainty.   Details at

This Saturday night, don’t miss the next event in the WESU Spring Concert Series: Zammuto, Snow Blink live on stage at Wesleyan’s Eclectic House located at 200 High St in Middletown.  Zammuto is an album by The Books member Nick Zammuto. Snow Blink is an indie pop band, currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  All events in The WESU Spring Concert Series are free and open to the public! Learn more online at

Now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming here on WESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive at 5, from 5:05 to 6, it's Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded jazz show for fans of classic jazz.

Then at 6pm each weekday, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, for your evening dose of alternative international news and reporting.

at 6:30 tonight,  Michael Benson brings you a special 3 hr edition of 75 % Folk, offering a double serving of contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews. Bring a big plate.

From 9:30-11pm, it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, bringing you the music of yesterday’s future, today.

Then from 11pm-12am, listen to: It’s About Time! With DJ Meat Pie and SkaBoi-101, a free form show including music from any and all genres, including a heapin' helping of indie, alternative, free jazz, hip-hop, shoegaze,  hardcore punk, and contemporary poetry with a new theme weekly.

At Midnight, DJ Mac Taylor presents Imaginary Genres another themed free form show.

At 1am, DJ Sunshine and DJ Thunder present another hour of themed free form music, putting the spotlight on under represented music focusing on a new genre weekly.

At 2am Catch the comedy show, The Laugh injection with Willie Zabar and Saarim Zamin.

At 3am DJ Anna Beezy present Coachillin featuring an hour of her favorite bands that have played the legendary Coachella Music festival over theyears.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and that’s followed at 5 by 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

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The sound bed for Today's Jive at Five features the "famazing" remix from the Middletown Remix project, a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. You can learn more online at

Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

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