Friday, March 29, 2013

Mon., March 29 Jive

 Good evening, it's March 29th, Good Friday and the fifth day of Passover, 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 Maria Johnson producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, a discussion of progressive ideas of faith and action. Tune in Tuesday when we'll be discussing the primacy of conscience. Also, letting you know that WESU is now recording our live stream! Visit to hear Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, and other great shows recorded here on WESU!

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

In New Haven tonight  at Café Nine the Friday happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. features Rob Obie. Later at 9pm it's Rizzo's Dilemma; w/ The Mushroom Cloud • Rizzo's Dilemma is a hard-hitting improvisational rock band from southern CT.
Tomorrow, 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. Learn more all events at

Also in New Haven, over at Toad’s Place, tomorrow at 6:30 pm it's BIG JIM’S EGGSCELLENT EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA, with performances by: Rubber Fist, High Octane, Nasty Disaster,Redline,Vengeance, and Evil Eyes.Later tomorrow 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, you can go online to

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight at 9pm its Mike Crandall Band. Tomorrow at 9 p.m. it's Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez. More information about these events can be found at

Wesleyan returns to life following their Spring Break and has a ton of events on the calendar as we enter the season of Senior Thesis presentations: This week, you can view the talents of the graduating seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History. Also on view this week is the work 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 is 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 tonight and tomorrow evening at 7 and 9. The venue is located at 329 Mount Vernon Street in Middletown. Admission is FREE,  but tickets are required. Contact the Wesleyan CFA box office

Tonight 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.

Tomorrow 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 tomorrow 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

And now let's take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight 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, through tonight it's, " Like Someone In Love."

Opening tonight 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. Details about all of these events and more can be found at

Tonight and tomorrow at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, "The Silver Linings Playbook," will be shown. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence give outstanding, breakthrough performances in a screwball comedy shot through with darkness and uncertainty.
More details can be found at

Tomorrow 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

And now let's take a look at what's on the air here at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:

 Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 Wild Wild Live with MC Apper
A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists' campus shows.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm
it’s Free Speech Radio News - Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

For the next half hour, until 7pm you have the Middletown Youth Radio Project - A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7, until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until Midnight, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At Midnight until 2am Saturday we go
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with
Dope Dave
until 3am - Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 2, to 3am it's the Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

The next hour 'til 4am it's Maximum Rock & Roll Radio - A weekly radio show featuring the best international DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rock n roll radio record collection.

+Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the
BBC World News
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporatiopn

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU's own WESParla
 - A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

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Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

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