Wednesday, May 1, 2013

05-01-13 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, May 1st, 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. I'm Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan!

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Okay, on with the Jive!:

Here in Middletown from 5 to 7 tonight, at the Buttonwood, catch the opening reception of "Making Books by Hand: An Apprentice's View," an exhibition about a year-long apprenticeship in letterpress printing, publishing artists' books and making books by hand.

Thursday at 7 brings the weekly Open Mic night with Bob Gotta to the Buttonwood.

Then Friday night at 8, students from the guitar dept of the Hartt School of Music will perform solo and chamber works for classical guitar, including a guitar quartet arrangement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3;  trios for flute, viola, and guitar by Sergio Assad and Astor Piazzola; and solo works by Villa-Lobos and other major guitar composers.

Saturday morning at 7:30, come to the Buttonwood for Qigong (Chi Kung) and Tai Chi, followed by community yoga for beginners and intermediates, starting at 8:45 p.m. 

At 10:30 Saturday morning, the Free Poets Collective Presents Faith Vicinanza and Mar Walker reading poetry from their collections. That's followed at 1 by Alon Nechushtan's Words Beyond jazz trio.

And, of course, on Sunday, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree. You're invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street.

Sunday evening at 7 brings The Great Make Believe Society to the Buttonwood, with different styles of improv comedy based on your suggestions. Details about all Buttonwood events can be found at


Down in New Haven at Toad's Place, tonight it's the weekly EDM Night. Thursday brings Beenie Man to Toad's.

Friday, it's Move and ELECTRO/DUBSTEP/HOUSE/HARDSTYLE/TRAP/DNB, with DJ's spinning in three rooms. Saturday, it's the ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY. And Sunday, Manic Productions presents, Restorations, with
Call It Arson and Dagwood. Go to for details.

Also in New Haven, at Cafe Nine, tonight, it's the Larry Mitchell Trio.

And Thursday, it's Todd Kramer; w/ Josh Taylor; and Magee Makes Three.

Friday's happy hour features Shellye Valauskas and Dean Falcone.

Then the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Mike Coppola, followed at 9 by blues with Debbie Davies. Sunday, Drink Deeply presents the Summer Surf Series with Commercial Interruption.

Sunday's After Supper Jam is hosted by theLegendary Cafe Nine All Stars, w/ master of ceremonies Dom Zullo. Go to for details.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally's, tonight is the Blues jam with Gene Donaldson.

Thursday, it's the CT Blues Challenge, one of the best “Blues Competitions in the country!  Friday, the Allegra Levy Band featuring Sean Clapis plays Sally's stage. and Saturday, it's Johnny Rawls. Go to for more.


Back here in Middletown, this evening at 8, at the Crowell Concert Hall, there will be a graduate recital by Liz Albee.

Then tomorrow evening at 7 brings "Celebrating Four Decades of Javanese Dance: A Retirement Celebration" to World Music Hall. Honored will be Artist in Residence Urip Sri Maeny.

Also on Thursday evening, at 8 p.m. in the Davison Art Center's Alsop House, there will be a senior music recital, "The Entropy of Dynamic Structures" by David Preddy.

Then at 10 p.m. on Thursday, it's the annual Organ Romp, with Wesleyan student organists performing new music, silly music, rock, pop, Bach and slop, at Memorial Chapel, where else?

On Friday at 2 p.m., at the World Music Hall, the Center for the Arts presents Decades of Javanese Dance.  Then at 8 p.m. on Friday, there will be thunderous and exhilarating Japanese Taiko drumming at Crowell Concert Hall.

On Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. , student choreographers will present works created during a year of dance composition studies. The venue is the Patricelli '92 Theater, 213 High Street. The Friends of the Wesleyan LIbrary host their Special Spring Book Sale starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Olin Library on Church Street.

Also on Saturday, at 7 p.m., Wesleyan's Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Huan Li, will perform a variety of Chinese instrumental music—traditional, modern and hybrid. That's at Crowell Concert Hall. At 9 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a senior music recital by Madeline Holland at World Music Hall. 

Sunday at 2 p.m., it's Wesleyan's World of Dance Concert, with dance students performing various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance) and Javanese dance. Also on Sunday, at 4 p.m., the Shaped Note Singers meet at Downey House, at the corner of High and Court Streets.

Information about all Wesleyan events can be found at


At the Russell Library on Saturday, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; bring your projects.

On Sunday at 2 p.m., take a musical journey to the roots of Israeli music. Presented by Congregation Adath Israel in its large social hall on Broad Street.


Now let's look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, A Place at the Table and Lore play through Thursday. Then begins a run of The Angels Share. Go to for more.

CineStudio, Trinity College's cinema, shows The Gatekeepers tonight and tomorrow, then on Wednesday, it's the Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival, followed on Thursday by My Brother the Devil. Friday brings Academy Award Nominated short films of 2012, live action, then animated. And Sunday, it's War Witch. Details at

And now here’s a run-down of what's on the air here at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:

Right after the Jive at 5, it's the Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano. An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

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

Starting at 6:30 and running until 8pm it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion. Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!

From 8-9:30pm it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

Then from 9:30-11pm it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks
On the air since 1996! Anton presents listeners with the very latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live each week. The program regularly features exclusive music and mix sets from international producers and DJs.

From 11pm-12:30am it's N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk
Serious Turntablism - Dubstep, DnB, Ragga Jungle, and Breakbeats mixed live since 1998.

From 12:30-2am it's Midnite Munchiez with DJ Gus Lo
Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

Then in the wee hours from 2-3am it's Today Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow with Fuzzball
Follow along as we ride the contours of recorded sound through history and explore the interplay of past and present.

From 3-4am it's Motion Picture Soundtracks with $pace Cadet, DJ Shoelace and DJ Sandwich. Tune in to soundtracks of movies that don't exist

The BBC World News begins at 4am and we begin tomorrow’s programming at 5am with Morning Edition from National Public Radio.


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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