Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday's Jive 04-21-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday, April 21st, 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, 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 Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.


Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in the community this weekend.

At The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight they offer the contemporary jazz musical group, The Painters w/special guest Warren Byrd. Saturday at 10:30am is an Aligned with Source workshop hosted by Annaita Gandhy. In the evening, the jazz saxophone quartet Tetraptych (Tetra Pitch) performs. Sunday, from 3 to 5 pm, you can visit Pieces of the Moment, the abstract collage art exhibit by Bruce Blackman, which continues through the month. Details @ buttonwood.org

At the Russell Library in Middletown, The Survivors Swing Band brings you classic swing melodies on Saturday at 1:30. Details @ russelllibrary.org/

New Haven's Cafe Nine Friday Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts Bronson Rock, followed later by Sean Rowe and That Virginia, courtesy of Manic Presents. The Saturday Jazz Jam session starts early at 4, and features the Nick DiMaria Quartet. Saturday evening’s headliner is Juliana Hatfield, appearing with Ports of Spain. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you The Dusk Whales, Brawlix, and Oberon Rose, followed by a Dance Party with Sex Beat and Kid Congo Powers. Details @ cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, Yale’s African Arts and Culture Festival brings you Cosmic Homies and Oshun. There’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party on Saturday. The African Culture series continues on Sunday with Africa Into Jazz/Jazz Into Africa, featuring The Richard Bona Trio and The Randy Weston Sextet. Details @ toadsplace.com

In Hartford tonight at Black-Eyed Sally’s get down with Tom Guerra &The Mambo Sons. Saturday night The Healing Blues Band brings you music based on stories from the homeless. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight Manic Productions presents in Hamden at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees, and Olive Tiger. Legendary CT rock’n’rollers, Miracle Legion appear Saturday night. The Backyard Committee opens that show. Details @ manicproductions.org

Saturday brings The WESU Spring Record Fair to Wesleyan's Beckham Hall located at 55 Wyllys Ave. There will be vendors selling music in all formats, plus WESU gear for sale and WESU DJs spinning vinyl all day long. The record fair is free and open to the public from 11am to 4pm. with an opportunity for $5, for early bird crate diggers from 10-11am.  Details @ wesufm.org  

At Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts, presents the world premiere of “Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World,” tonight and Saturday at CFA Theater. The play explores colonialism and the US/Indonesia relationship. On Sunday at 7pm in World Music Hall is a senior music recital: William King’s Polymodal Inventions. Details @ wesleyan.edu/cfa

And, here's our rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. Tonight they open Tomorrow, a documentary about concrete solutions to preserve humankind. It runs through April 27. Details & screening times at realartways.org

Tonight and Saturday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing Lion, the true story of a search for a birth mother. National Theatre Live’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead will be screened Sunday. Meanwhile, Raul Peck’s film on author, black activist and gay icon James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro, opens on Sunday. Details and screening times at cinestudio.org 

If you are looking for more information on the arts in Middletown, please visit the City's Facebook page at facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU and to be safe, it's best to check the WESU website for the up-to-date schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:30pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live! with Michelle & Alex and that Wesleyan music scene.

6:30 to 7 is the Middletown Youth Radio Project, 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 - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
                                                        
Then from 10 to 11:30pm it's Strickly Off the Head where DJ Cocomotion the Music Mixologist provides a live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, with no pre-planned mixes or blends - R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

From 11:30pm until 2am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

From 2 until 4am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has
a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry covers the hour from 4 to 5am with a compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

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 Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am 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, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

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.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is the title track from Talking Drums' Some Day Catch Some Day Down, re-issued and re-mastered as a cd on the innova label in 2011. The original vinyl was released in 1987.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s Jive is online at wesufm.org/jive

Is WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life? Support the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org/pledge anytime. Thanks for listening!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Good evening, it's Thursday April 20th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.
I'm JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.
Friday night, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers special guest Warren Byrd with  contemporary jazz. Saturday morning it’s the Aligned with the Source workshop and meditation. Saturday evening, the jazz saxophone quartet Tetraptych (Tetra Pitch) takes the Buttonwood stage. Sunday, from 3 to 5 pm, you can visit Pieces of the Moment, the abstract collage art exhibit by Bruce Blackman, which continues through the month. http://buttonwood.org

At the Russell Library in Middletown, Jazz Up Close with Noah Baerman and Sunny Jain comes your way Thursday night. On Friday at 1 pm, it’s Poet’s Corner with Susan Allison, presenting Poets Resist! The Survivors Swing Band brings you classic swing melodies on Saturday at 1:30. http://www.russelllibrary.org/

Tonight/in New Haven at Café Nine, Honch, The 34's, Dutty Winehouse and Spectral Fangs. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts Bronson Rock this week, followed by Sean Rowe and That Virginia, courtesy of Manic Presents. Saturday Jazz Jam session starts early at 4, and features the Nick DiMaria Quartet. Saturday evening’s headliner is Juliana Hatfield, appearing with Ports of Spain. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you The Dusk Whales, Brawlix, and Oberon Rose, followed by a Dance Party with Sex Beat and Kid Congo Powers.   www.cafenine.com

Tonight, Manic Presents Explosions in the Sky and Thor and Friends at College Street Music Hall. There’s plenty more at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, with Frank Lero and The Patience on Thursday, along with Dave Hause and The Mermaid; Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees, and Olive Tiger on Friday. Legendary CT Rock and Rollers, Miracle Legion take the stage The Ballroom at The Outer Space Saturday night. The Backyard Committee opens that show.  www.manicproductions.org  

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s tonight, the Connecticut Blues Society hosts their Annual Band Challenge at Black-eyed Sally’s. Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, appear every Thursday with special guests. Tom Guerra &The Mambo Sons takes Black-eyed Sally’s stage on Friday, and on Saturday The Healing Blues Band brings you music based on stories from the homeless. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents senior theses and recitals in music and art all week at various locations across campus. Check the website for details The world premiere of “Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World,” happens Friday at CFA Theater. The play explores colonialism and the US/Indonesia relationship. It runs through Saturday.  Full details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

This Thursday at 7 is the launch of Crossing Cultures, the 2017 edition of the Jazz Up Close program produced by Resonant Motion, now in its third year of bringing guest artists to the Russell Library in Middletown, CT. This year’s series of folks mixing jazz with music from other cultural frameworks begins with drummer, percussionist, and composer Sunny Jain, (of) brass band Red Baraat, saxophonist Mike Bomwell, Henry Lugo on bass, and Pianist Noah Baerman.www.russelllibrary.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven Thursday, you can catch Chop Drop featuring Crowell &Codd Dubz. Yale’s African Arts and Culture Festival brings you Cosmic Homies and Oshun on Friday. There’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party on Saturday. The African Culture series continues on Sunday with Africa Into Jazz/Jazz Into Africa, featuring The Richard Bona Trio and The Randy Weston Sextet. www.toadsplace.com
This Saturday Aprill 22nd brings The WESU Spring Record Fair to Wesleyan's Beckham Hall located at 55 Wyllys ave. There will be vendors selling music in all formats, plus WESU gear for sale and WESU DJs spinning vinyl all day long. The record fair is free and open to the public from 11am to 4pm. with an opportunity for early bird crate diggers for $5 rfom 10-11am. details at www.wesufm.org      

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Frantz,” a story of post-WWI guilt and conflict, through Thursday. Also continuing is “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. On Friday they open “Tomorrow,” a documentary about concrete solutions to preserve humankind. It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing “Lion,” the true story of a search for a birth mother, which runs through Saturday. National Theatre Live’s production of Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead” will be screened on Thursday and Sunday. Raul Peck’s film on black activist and gay icon James Baldwin, “I Am Not Your Negro,” opens on Sunday. www.cinestudio.org

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Weds 04-19-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday April 19th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

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! Thanx for joining us!
Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

Friday night, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers special guest Warren Byrd with  contemporary jazz. Saturday morning it’s the Aligned with the Source workshop and meditation. Saturday evening, the jazz saxophone quartet Tetraptych (Tetra Pitch) takes the Buttonwood stage. Sunday, from 3 to 5 pm, you can visit Pieces of the Moment, the abstract collage art exhibit by Bruce Blackman, which continues through the month. http://buttonwood.org

At the Russell Library in Middletown, Cultural Connections, a group for immigrant women, meets on this evening/Wednesday at 5:30. At 7 pm, the Connecticut State Library brings you a presentation on Connecticut’s Role in WWI. On Thursday at 10:30, they present Smart Searching: Internet Research, Fact Checking, and Staying Safe. Jazz Up Close with Noah Baerman and Sunny Jain comes your way Thursday night. On Friday at 1 pm, it’s Poet’s Corner with Susan Allison, presenting Poets Resist! The Survivors Swing Band brings you classic swing melodies on Saturday at 1:30. http://www.russelllibrary.org/

Tonight/Wednesday in New Haven at Café Nine, Manic Presents Ceschi (sounds like Chess-Key), Gregory Pepper, Dear Rabbit, Laundry Day and Ricky Swift. Thursday, you can catch Honch, The 34's, Dutty Winehouse and Spectral Fangs. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts Bronson Rock this week, followed by Sean Rowe and That Virginia, courtesy of Manic Presents. Saturday Jazz Jam session starts early at 4, and features the Nick DiMaria Quartet. Saturday evening’s headliner is Juliana Hatfield, appearing with Ports of Spain. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you The Dusk Whales, Brawlix, and Oberon Rose, followed by a Dance Party with Sex Beat and Kid Congo Powers.   www.cafenine.com

Tonight/Wednesday, Manic  STS9 and City of the Sun at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven, or you can catch Manic Presents Matt Pryor, Dan Andriano and more at Bar in New Haven as part of their Freemusic Wednesdays series. Thursday Manic Presents Explosions in the Sky and Thor and Friends at College Street Music Hall. There’s plenty more at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, with Frank Lero and The Patience on Thursday, along with Dave Hause and The Mermaid; Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees, and Olive Tiger on Friday. Legendary CT Rock and Rollers, Miracle Legion take the stage The Ballroom at The Outer Space Saturday night. The Backyard Committee opens that show.  www.manicproductions.org  

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s it's the Wednesday Community Blues Jam  hosted by Hash Brown. On Thursday, the Connecticut Blues Society hosts their Annual Band Challenge at Black-eyed Sally’s. Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, appear every Thursday with special guests. Tom Guerra &The Mambo Sons takes Black-eyed Sally’s stage on Friday, and on Saturday The Healing Blues Band brings you music based on stories from the homeless. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents senior theses and recitals in music and art all week at various locations across campus. Check the website for details. Wednesday, the Collegium Musicum and Concert Choir presents Seasonal Music Across Four Centuries in Memorial Chapel. The world premiere of “Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World,” happens Friday at CFA Theater. The play explores colonialism and the US/Indonesia relationship. It runs through Saturday.  Full details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

This Thursday at 7 is the launch of Crossing Cultures, the 2017 edition of the Jazz Up Close program produced by Resonant Motion, now in its third year of bringing guest artists to the Russell Library in Middletown, CT. This year’s series of folks mixing jazz with music from other cultural frameworks begins with drummer, percussionist, and composer Sunny Jain, (of) brass band Red Baraat, saxophonist Mike Bomwell, Henry Lugo on bass, and Pianist Noah Baerman. www.russelllibrary.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven Thursday, you can catch Chop Drop featuring Crowell &Codd Dubz. Yale’s African Arts and Culture Festival brings you Cosmic Homies and Oshun on Friday. There’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party on Saturday. The African Culture series continues on Sunday with Africa Into Jazz/Jazz Into Africa, featuring The Richard Bona Trio and The Randy Weston Sextet. www.toadsplace.com
This Saturday Aprill 22nd brings The WESU Spring Record Fair to Wesleyan's Beckham Hall located at 55 Wyllys ave. There will be vendors selling music in all formats, plus WESU gear for sale and WESU DJs spinning vinyl all day long. The record fair is free and open to the public from 11am to 4pm. with an opportunity for early bird crate diggers for $5 rfom 10-11am. details at www.wesufm.org      

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Frantz,” a story of post-WWI guilt and conflict, through Thursday. Also continuing is “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. On Friday they open “Tomorrow,” a documentary about concrete solutions to preserve humankind. It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing “The Salesman,” a tale of crime and punishment set in modern Tehran, through this evening/Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Lion,” the true story of a search for a birth mother, which runs through Saturday. National Theatre Live’s production of Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead” will be screened on Thursday and Sunday. Raul Peck’s film on black activist and gay icon James Baldwin, “I Am Not Your Negro,” opens on Sunday. www.cinestudio.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:

Right after The Jive at Five stay tuned for an hour of Women’s Music, Women’s Wisdom with DJ Sense and DJ Sensibility.

6-6:30pm it's Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard MD. We explore the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them.

And from 6:30-8pm, stay tuned for Fusion Radio with James Fusion. The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!

Starting at 8 and running until 9:30pm, it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

From 9:30-11pm, it's  The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live.
From 11 to midnight, it's The Karl Marx Social Hour.

Each episode hosts DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo pick a story, social event, or historical event and then play music that they think relates.

Midnight-1am Some Typa Way comes along at Midnight. Join DJ’s Crystal Beth and Shlomo as they provide you with music that stirs a specific mood within each of us.

During the wee hours, it's  Dumpster Dive with GIRL FIERI and yourstruly. Offbeat DIY, punk and indie

From 2-3am it's Paradise Airwaves with Plushie Avenger. A show dedicated to LGBTQ+ music genres (disco, house, queercore/punk, etc.), queer-themed songs, and music by LGBTQ+ artists.

And from 3-4am, stay tuned for An A and a B with DJ N. Every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.

The BBC World News airs til 5 am and we start the day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.
Find the rest of our Spring program schedule, a live audio stream, program archives, the script for today's Jive, a donation link and much more online at www.wesufm.org 

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

Thanx for listening! Now stay tuned for Women’s Music, Women’s Wisdom with DJ Sense and DJ Sensibility.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday 04-18-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday April 18th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.
I'm Marianne O’Hare, Producer of Conversations on Healthcare, heard on Wednesdays at 4:30, right before the Jive at Five.  

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers crystal bowl sound healing. The Painters, with special guest Warren Byrd, take the Buttonwood stage Friday night with their contemporary jazz. Saturday morning it’s the Aligned with the Source workshop and meditation. Saturday evening, the jazz saxophone quartet Tetraptych (Tetra Pitch) takes the Buttonwood stage. Sunday, from 3 to 5 pm, you can visit Pieces of the Moment, the abstract collage art exhibit by Bruce Blackman, which continues through the month. http://buttonwood.org

At the Russell Library in Middletown, you can enjoy Origami on tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30. Cultural Connections, a group for immigrant women, meets on Wednesday at 5:30. At 7 pm, the Connecticut State Library brings you a presentation on Connecticut’s Role in WWI. On Thursday at 10:30, they present Smart Searching: Internet Research, Fact Checking, and Staying Safe. Jazz Up Close with Noah Baerman and Sunny Jain comes your way Thursday night. On Friday at 1 pm, it’s Poet’s Corner with Susan Allison, presenting Poets Resist! The Survivors Swing Band brings you classic swing melodies on Saturday at 1:30. http://www.russelllibrary.org/

Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, Manic Presents The Barons, Chaser Eight, and Treadwell. Wednesday’s lineup includes Ceschi (sounds like Chess-Key), Gregory Pepper, Dear Rabbit, Laundry Day and Ricky Swift. Thursday, you can catch Honch, The 34's, Dutty Winehouse and Spectral Fangs. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts Bronson Rock this week, followed by Sean Rowe and That Virginia, courtesy of Manic Presents. Saturday Jazz Jam session starts early at 4, and features the Nick DiMaria Quartet. Saturday evening’s headliner is Juliana Hatfield, appearing with Ports of Spain. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you The Dusk Whales, Brawlix, and Oberon Rose, followed by a Dance Party with Sex Beat and Kid Congo Powers.   www.cafenine.com

Tonight (Tuesday), Manic Presents brings Sebadoh and Blessed State to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. On Wednesday, they’ve got STS9 and City of the Sun at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven, or you can catch Manic Presents Matt Pryor, Dan Andriano and more at Bar in New Haven as part of their Freemusic Wednesdays series. Thursday Manic Presents Explosions in the Sky and Thor and Friends at College Street Music Hall. There’s plenty more at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, with Frank Lero and The Patience on Thursday, along with Dave Hause and The Mermaid; Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees, and Olive Tiger on Friday. Legendary CT Rock and Rollers, Miracle Legion take the stage The Ballroom at The Outer Space Saturday night. The Backyard Committee opens that show.  www.manicproductions.org  

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, every Tuesday night, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra gets funky as they work out new material on stage. This Wednesday's Community Blues Jam is hosted by Hash Brown. On Thursday, the Connecticut Blues Society hosts their Annual Band Challenge at Black-eyed Sally’s. Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, appear every Thursday with special guests. Tom Guerra &The Mambo Sons takes Black-eyed Sally’s stage on Friday, and on Saturday The Healing Blues Band brings you music based on stories from the homeless. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents senior theses and recitals in music and art all week at various locations across campus. Check the website for details. Wednesday, the Collegium Musicum and Concert Choir presents Seasonal Music Across Four Centuries in Memorial Chapel. The world premiere of “Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World,” happens Friday at CFA Theater. The play explores colonialism and the US/Indonesia relationship. It runs through Saturday.  Full details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

This Thursday at 7 is the launch of Crossing Cultures, the 2017 edition of the Jazz Up Close program produced by Resonant Motion, now in its third year of bringing guest artists to the Russell Library in Middletown, CT. This year’s series of folks mixing jazz with music from other cultural frameworks begins with drummer, percussionist, and composer Sunny Jain, (of) brass band Red Baraat, saxophonist Mike Bomwell, Henry Lugo on bass, and Pianist Noah Baerman. www.russelllibrary.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven Thursday, you can catch Chop Drop featuring Crowell &Codd Dubz. Yale’s African Arts and Culture Festival brings you Cosmic Homies and Oshun on Friday. There’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party on Saturday. The African Culture series continues on Sunday with Africa Into Jazz/Jazz Into Africa, featuring The Richard Bona Trio and The Randy Weston Sextet. www.toadsplace.com


Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Frantz,” a story of post-WWI guilt and conflict, through Thursday. Also continuing is “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. On Friday they open “Tomorrow,” a documentary about concrete solutions to preserve humankind. It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing “The Salesman,” a tale of crime and punishment set in modern Tehran, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Lion,” the true story of a search for a birth mother, which runs through Saturday. National Theatre Live’s production of Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead” will be screened on Thursday and Sunday. Raul Peck’s film on black activist and gay icon James Baldwin, “I Am Not Your Negro,” opens on Sunday. www.cinestudio.org


Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:

Right after the jive, stay tuned for The Soul Spoke with DJ Skaz for a weekly sampling of tunes from around-the-world that uplift, realign, and educate, giving soul to your world and backbone to your day.

From 6-8:00 pm its Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, offering an eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music that has a roots influence with a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways.

At 8:00 stay tuned for the Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

At  9:pm stay tuned for The Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, a lively new public affairs show with discussion and analysis of current events, current personalities, and the current state of the reality/fake reality flux.  

From 9:30 – 10 stay tuned for an hour of old time radio with Deni!

UnderCover with Ali & Ben  takes over for an hour at 10 pm to explore the concept of inspiration through imitation (cover songs).

From 11-midnight, Nouns! with Jackalope wraps an hour of radio around a different noun, each week.

At Midnight its Down The Lineage with DJ MosDefNot & Hyphy Taking the "Oh Geez" out of the OGs.

From 1-  4am Sir Bruce is in the air chair with The Greatest Sounds Under The Sun featuring 2 hrs of old school RNB and Soul music.  

Weekdays, we begin our program day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition. 

At 9am its Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica. That's followed by NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson.
At 11am (Monday Through Thursday) Stay tuned for the newest addition to our Morning talk show line-up, Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica. On Friday’s at 9am, we are proud to bring First Voices Radio back to the airwaves to keep up updated on the news affecting indigenous communities.

Of Course, at noon every weekday, its Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.  Find the rest of our spring program schedule, a live audio stream, program archives, the script for today's Jive, a donation link and much more online at www.wesufm.org


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

Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday 4/17/17 jive

Good evening, it's Monday April 17th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU   ddletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I'm Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow: We consider one Catholic high school’s decision to show no mercy when it comes to girls taking girls to the prom. The all-girls Mercy High in Middletown, CT, landed   in the news recently when a student circulated an online petition seeking to take a girlfriend to the prom, which is scheduled for the end of this month. Though the administration compelled the petitioner to withdraw her demand, the repercussions linger on. We’ll talk with three people who favor lifting the ban on same-sex prom attendance: Victoria Scott, a Mercy High alum now living in Pennsylvania who’s taken up the cause; Maryann Duddy-Burke,  executive director of the organization Dignity, which serves LGBT Catholics; and Jim Bransfield, lifelong Middletown resident who covers sports and writes a popular column for the Middletown Press. Jim, who happens to be gay, devoted a recent piece to the controversy. Can't listen live? Find the audio archived tomorrow evening at www.reasonablycatholic.com.


Now here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

Tonight, Artists for World Peace will present a slideshow about their recent visit to Nepal. Their programs support students studying Ethnomusicology at Kathmandu University. The event takes place at the deKoven House Community Center in Middletown from 7 - 8 p.m.  and is free and open to the public. In their One Concert – One Child series, they bring you Thomasina Levy, Songs of Hope and Community, this Thursday at the Hubbard House. www.artistsforworldpeace.org

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers Moments of Gratitude and their weekly Open Mic. Tuesday brings afternoon yoga, with crystal bowl sound healing in the evening. The Painters, with special guest Warren Byrd, take the Buttonwood stage Friday night with their contemporary jazz. Saturday morning it’s the Aligned with the Source workshop and meditation, followed by the jazz saxophone quartet Tetraptych in the evening. Sunday from 3 to 5 pm you can visit Pieces of the Moment, the abstract collage art exhibit and fundraiser art sale by   Bruce Blackman, which continues through the month. http://buttonwood.org

Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, catch Words and Music featuring Drink Deeply. Tuesday, Manic Presents The Barons, Chaser Eight, and Treadwell. Wednesday’s lineup includes Ceschi, Gregory Pepper, Dear Rabbit, Laundry Day and Ricky Swift. Thursday, you can catch Honch, The 34's, Dutty Winehouse and Spectral Fangs. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts Bronson Rock this week, followed by Sean Rowe and That Virginia, courtesy of Manic Presents. Saturday Jazz Jam session starts early at 4, and features the Nick DiMaria Quartet. Saturday evening’s headliner is Juliana Hatfield, appearing with Ports of Spain. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you The Dusk Whales, Brawlix, and Oberon Rose, followed by a Dance Party with Sex Beat and Kid Congo Powers.

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s another Jazz Mondays session with a special artist. Every Tuesday, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra gets funky as they work out new material. Wednesday's Community Blues Jam hosts Hash Brown. On Thursday, the Connecticut Blues Society hosts their Annual Band Challenge. The house band, The Po Boys, also appears every Thursday. Tom Guerra &The Mambo Sons takes Sally’s stage on Friday, and on Saturday The Healing Blues Band brings you music based on stories from the homeless.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, like every week, you can catch a Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. Thursday, it’s Chop Drop featuring Crowell &Codd Dubz. Yale’s African Arts and Culture Festival brings you Cosmic Homies and Oshun on Friday. There’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party on Saturday. The African Culture series continues on Sunday with Africa Into Jazz/Jazz Into Africa, featuring The Richard Bona Trio and The Randy Weston Sextet. www.toadsplace.com

This Tuesday, Manic Presents brings Sebadoh and Blessed State to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. On Wednesday it’s STS9 and City of the Sun at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven, or you can catch Matt Pryor, Dan Andriano and more at Bar as part of their Freemusic Wednesdays series. Thursday it’s Explosions in the Sky and Thor and Friends at College Street Music Hall. There’s plenty more at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, with Frank Iero and The Patience on Thursday, along with Dave Hause and The Mermaid; Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees, and Olive Tiger on Friday; and Miracle Legion and The Backyard Committee on Saturday. www.manicproductions.org 

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents senior theses and recitals in music and art all week at various locations. Check the website for details. On Wednesday, the Collegium Musicum and Concert Choir presents Seasonal Music Across Four Centuries in Memorial Chapel. The world premier of “Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World,” happens Friday at CFA Theater. The play explores colonialism and the US/Indonesia relationship. It runs through Saturday. 
Full details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

At the Russell Library in Middletown, you can enjoy Origami on Tuesday at 6:30. Cultural Connections, a group for immigrant women, meets on Wednesday at 5:30. At 7 pm, the Connecticut State Library brings you a presentation on Connecticut’s Role in WWI. On Thursday at 10:30, they present Smart Searching: Internet Research, Fact Checking, and Staying Safe. Jazz Up Close with Noah Baerman and Sunny Jain comes your way Thursday night. On Friday at 1 pm, it’s Poet’s Corner with Susan Allison, presenting Poets Resist! The Survivors Swing Band brings you classic swing melodies on Saturday at 1:30. http://www.russelllibrary.org/

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org



Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Frantz,” a story of post-WWI guilt and conflict, through Thursday. Also continuing is “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. On Friday they open “Tomorrow,” a documentary about concrete solutions to preserve humankind. It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing “The Salesman,” a tale of crime and punishment set in modern Tehran, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Lion,” the true story of a search for a birth mother, which runs through Saturday. National Theatre Live’s production of Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead” will be screened on Thursday and Sunday. Raul Peck’s film on black activist and gay icon James Baldwin, “I Am Not Your Negro,” opens on Sunday. www.cinestudio.org


Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:
Right after the Jive, stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, for an hour of straight of Jazz and classic Bop.

From 6-6:30 pm it’s the Production Report.

At 6:30 stay tuned for, 75% Folk with Michael Benson offers Contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music, movie soundtracks and more.

From 8-9:30 Stay tuned for the Rumpus Room.

Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan runs from 9:30-11, when Rhyme and Reason takes over til 12 AM.

Untracked plays from 12-1 AM. Every Other is on til 2 am.

I Love My Label spotlights a new record label each week from 2- 4 am, when the BBC World News airs til 5 am.

We our weekday public affairs lineup at 4am with the BBC world Report
At 5am stay tuned for NPR’s Morning Edition.
At 9am stick join us Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica
followed by NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson

At 11am (Monday Through Thursday) WESU is proud to presents Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica.

Of Course at noon every weekday, it’s Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.  Find the rest of our amazing Spring program schedule, a live audio stream, program archives, the script for today's Jive, a donation link and much more online at www.wesufm.org

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


Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday's Jive 04-14-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday, April 14th, 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, 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 Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.


Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in the community this weekend.

At The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown the son-father jazz duo of Khalif and Charles Neville (of the legendary Neville Brothers) return to perform tonight. Saturday at 10:30am is an Aligned with Source workshop hosted by Annaita Gandhy. Then in the evening, its acoustic folk pop with the Kennedys. On Sunday at 7pm there is a piano concert by Steinway pianist Ann Sweeten. Details @ buttonwood.org

At MAC650 Gallery, 650 Main St. in Middletown, Time out of Time, new music works by Luke Martin, Morgan Evans-Weiler & Jordan Dykstra will be presented live at 8pm on Saturday. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

Also in Middletown, tonight, there’s a Friday Swing & Blues Dance at Vinnie’s, 424 Main St., hosted by JC Noble. It begins at 7:30. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

New Haven's Cafe Nine Friday Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features Lonesome Billy Calash at 5 PM. The night’s main event features Ransom Pier, Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, plus Drew Angus. Saturday's weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later, Jerkagram shares a bill with Landing Ourselves, Alone, and Stefan Christensen & Friends. "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio presents Eddie Seville this week. Sunday night brings The Refurbished Original Sunday Blues Jam Session with the George Lesiw Band and Mark Zaretsky. Details @ cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, they headline Yale’s Ante-Fling 2017 featuring Hop Along presented by WYBC, with musical guests Varsity, Forth Wanderers and others. Details @ toadsplace.com

In Hartford tonight at Black-Eyed Sally’s get down with Eggy w/ Cousin Earth.  Saturday, the Dan Brother Band from NYC plays blues, funk and soul. Sunday features an Easter Jazz Brunch featuring an a la carte menu, live entertainment, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com 

Manic Productions Presents Frankie Ballard and Levi Hummon tonight at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. Details @ manicproductions.org

Here in town at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts, senior theater thesis productions run through the weekend. The Wesleyan Alternative Theater Collective, Hermeneutics presents Aporia! A Tale of Rhetoric and Philosophy tonight and tomorrow night at 7pm and again on Sunday at 2. It takes place in the Malcolm X House basement, 345 High St. Details @ wesleyan.edu/cfa and facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

And, here's our rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of Frantz through the 20th. And tonight begins a run of Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process, playing through the 20th. Also showing is Kedi, on Saturday & Sunday. Details & screening times at realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing Hidden Figures tonight and twice on Saturday. There is an encore screening of NT Live: Twelfth Night Sunday at 1pm. Also on Sunday The Salesman, Best Foreign Language Picture at the Oscars, starts a run that continues through the 19th. Details and screening times at cinestudio.org 

If you are looking for more information on the arts in Middletown, please visit the City's Facebook page at facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU and to be safe, it's best to check the WESU website for the up-to-date schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:30pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live! with Michelle & Alex and that Wesleyan music scene.

6:30 to 7 is the Middletown Youth Radio Project, 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 - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
                                                        
Then from 10 to 11:30pm it's Strickly Off the Head where DJ Cocomotion the Music Mixologist provides a live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, with no pre-planned mixes or blends - R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

From 11:30pm until 2am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

From 2 until 4am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has
a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry covers the hour from 4 to 5am with a compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

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 Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am 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, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

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.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is the title track from Talking Drums' Some Day Catch Some Day Down, re-issued and re-mastered as a cd on the innova label in 2011. The original vinyl was released in 1987.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s Jive is online at wesufm.org/jive

Is WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life? Support the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org/pledge anytime. Thanks for listening!