Tuesday, May 3, 2016

5-3-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, May 3rd, and 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 a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Each night and weekend WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!


Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight  it’s Laughter Yoga + Vegetarian Potluck. On Thursday, you can join in the Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta. Friday evening, the five-piece string band, Mattabesset String Collective, play bluegrass, blues country and rock at the Buttonwood.  On Saturday, it’s a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi followed by the Aligned with Source meditation guided by spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandhy. Saturday afternoon, the Buttonwood Tree hosts a Drum Circle at Harbor Park. as part of Middletown’s Feet to the Fire Festival. Saturday evening, musical guests the Andy Buzzi Trio with Steve Dedman perform. buttonwood.org


Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, Fernando Pinto presents musical guests TASHI DORJI, MARISA ANDERSON, GARY HIGGINS and Lys Guillorn. On Wednesday, it’ the COMEDY OPEN MIC with DAN RICE. Thursday evening, THE BROTHERS COMATOSE perform at Cafe Nine. Friday, you can catch Live painting, beat sets, breakdancing and giveaways with performances from DUECE BUG with ITZ URBOI & DJ FUNKSWAY. Café Nine’s Jazz Jam Session is Saturday afternoon with Mike Coppola and Friends. Saturday evening, THE DOWNBEAT 5, SHELLYE VALAUSKAS EXPERIENCE and FIELD DAY share the bill. Sunday afternoon, “The Sunday Buzz “ Matinee features ROBBIE FULKS and is hosted by Cygnus Radio and Cafe Nine. Sunday evening, OFF THE TRAX performs at the NIne.  www.cafenine.com


Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight it’s SOMO and Quinn XCII sharing the bill. On Thursday, you can catch music from CHIEF KEEF and Friday evening, BUCKETHEAD performs. Sunday night the INSANE CLOWN POSSE and Louis Cheese take the stage at Toad’s Place as part of “THE RIDDLEBOX TOUR.” www.toadsplace.com


Tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, in New Haven, Manic Productions present YOU WON’T with Jocelyn Mackenzie at BAR. On Saturday, musical guests FRIGHTENED RABBIT and Caveman perform at College Street Music Hall.www.manicproductions.org


Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Thursday night, it’s the third Round of the CTBS Annual Band Challenge.  Four blues bands compete each week for a chance to represent CT in the 33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Thursday’s lineup includes Washboard Slim and the Bluelights, Kris Heaton Band, Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave Band, The Touro Band and East Coast Blues. Friday evening at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s musical guest One Love, a Bob Marley tribute band. On Saturday, Pink Talking Fish perform a tribute to Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish. Sunday morning at Black-Eyed Sally’s, you can catch the Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch featuring the Mary Taylor Gospel Revue.  www.blackeyedsallys.com


Tomorrow, May 4th is the first Wednesday of the Month, and Jack n’ Jill hosts Open Mic Nights at The Mezzo Grille in Middletown. Presented by J&J Productions, proceeds go toward the Jack n’ Jill Music Festival fundraiser for the Middletown Organization, New Horizons Domestic Violence Services.


At Russell Library here in Middletown, from now until 6:30, it’s a workshop on Feng Shui with Gia Khalsa. Wednesday afternoon, you can catch The Dog Listener workshop with Phil Klein. Thursday morning, Russell Library hosts the Job Group at 9AM for a chance to network with other job seekers and receive advice from professionals. Thursday evening, it’s a second Meeting for the Public discussing the March for Education; The Veterans Writing Group also meets. Saturday morning, it’s Resume Reviews with Tracy Nixon-Moore. Saturday evening, Russell Library hosts Billie Holliday’s Strange Fruit Performance by Anitra Brooks as part of the Feet to the Fire Festival. www.russelllibrary.org


The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.


Tonight at the Wesleyan Center for the Arts here in Middletown, it’s Silent Sounds, celebrating the winning writing submissions from students of the Middletown Public Schools.  Also this evening it’s the South Indian Music Student Recital and the WesWinds Spring Concert. Thursday night, you can catch the Annual Organ Romp. Friday evening, the Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble perform in the Toneburst Electroextravaganza. On Saturday, it’s the second annual eco-arts festival, Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter. Hosted in Harbor Park, Middletown, you can catch  live music, visual art, environmental education exhibits, food trucks and a craft fair.  www.wesleyan.edu/cfa


Now here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Tonight, up in Hartford at Real Art Ways,, you can catch The Mountains May Depart new film examining the effect of China’s economic boom on the bonds of family, tradition, and love. Also showing this evening it’s Francofonia, directed by master Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov depicting an urgent meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and 20th century European history, set in occupied Paris circa 1940. Both films run through Thursday. www.realartways.org


Tonight at Trinity College’s Cinestudio, it’s a showing of My Golden Days from Director Arnaud Desplechin, a coming of age story about a middle-aged professor returning to Paris after many years and is overwhelmed by memories of his childhood. Showings through Thursday. Opening Friday and Saturday, Cinestudio’s screens The Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films of 2016. Also Friday evening, Moonlight Movies at Cinestudio presents Mel Brooks classic western, Blazing Saddles. On Saturday, it’s the 2016 Trinity Film Festival. www.trinityfilmfestival.org. Embrace of the Serpent screens at Cinestudio 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 Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher, featuring a wide range of hot jazz, blues, and R&B of artists from the New Orleans scene.


From 6-6:30pm stick around for The Production Report with Kiley and Allis reporting the entertainment industry news, deliver predictions, review new movies and shows, and interview industry professionals.


From 6:30-8, it’s Acoustic B with Michael Benson, offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music and movie soundtracks.  


At 8pm, J-Cherry hosts The Voice of the CITY, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.


From 9:30-10:30pm, Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox, telling you: you won't believe your eyes.


At 10:30, The Laugh Infection with DJ Willie Zabar, a comedy program showcasing standup from established comedians as well as original sketches and other on-air shtick.


Sleep Paralysis is on from 11:30 to 12:30 with Sierra Mist and Orange Julius bringing you an hour of punk and pop punk to bang your head and let out some teen angst to.


From 12:30-1:30am, it's the Chillin Factory with Noah G. and DJ So Fresh So Clean bringing you quality hip hop analysis and dissection invariably favoring and promoting music which provides the form of "chill".


1:30-2:30am features Hiigh Times with DJ Woo, playing you the sounds of tomorrow and featuring up and coming electronic artists to elevate your existence.


From 2:30-3:30am it's Covering the Beatles with Al Robinson, taking a trip forwards and back through the magic of the Beatles. Expect discussion on the musical themes of peace, love and salvation.


At 3:30 you can catch the Shortwave Report with Dan Roberts, a weekly review of new stories from around the world.


BBC World news comes your way at 4 and then we begin tomorrow’s broadcast day with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.


That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in 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.

Now stay tuned for Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher

Monday, May 2, 2016

5-2-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, May 2nd, and 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 a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Each night and weekend WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!

I'm Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every first, third and fifth Tuesday from 4 p.m. to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow: a visit with a Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Kentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche, and his translator, who will be coming to St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield this weekend to lead a retreat on Developing the Outer World and the Inner Mind. Rinpoche has a lot of wisdom to share -- and a prediction that at the end of this scary election season, all will be well. Can't listen live? Find the audio archived afterward at www.reasonablycatholic.com.


Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: 

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Monday nights it’s the weekly Anything Goes Open Mic and Moments of Gratitude meditation. On Tuesday, it’s Laughter Yoga + Vegetarian Potluck. Thursday night, you can join in the Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta. Friday evening, the five-piece string band, Mattabesset String Collective, play bluegrass, blues country and rock at the Buttonwood. On Saturday, it’s a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi followed by the Aligned with Source meditation guided by spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandhy. Saturday afternoon, the Buttonwood Tree hosts a Drum Circle at Harbor Park. as part of Middletown’s Feet to the Fire Festival. Saturday evening, musical guests the Andy Buzzi Trio with Steve Dedman perform. http://buttonwood.org/


Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, it’s performances from ORA COGAN, IKA UNI AL and Jacket Thor. Tomorrow (Tuesday), Fernando Pinto and Cafe Nine present musical guests TASHI DORJI, MARISA ANDERSON, GARY HIGGINS and Lys Guillorn. On Wednesday, it’s a COMEDY OPEN MIC with DAN RICE. Thursday evening, THE BROTHERS COMATOSE perform at Cafe Nine. Friday, you can catch Live painting, beat sets, breakdancing and giveaways with performances from DUECE BUG with ITZ URBOI & DJ FUNKSWAY. Café Nine’s Jazz Jam Session is Saturday afternoon with Mike Coppola and Friends. Saturday evening, THE DOWNBEAT 5, SHELLYE VALAUSKAS EXPERIENCE and FIELD DAY share the bill. Sunday afternoon, “The Sunday Buzz “ Matinee features ROBBIE FULKS and is hosted by Cygnus Radio and Cafe Nine. Sunday evening, OFF THE TRAX performs at the NIne.  www.cafenine.com


Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, every Monday you can catch a Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. Tuesday evening, it’s SOMO and Quinn XCII sharing the bill. You can catch music from CHIEF KEEF Thursday night and on Friday, BUCKETHEAD performs. Sunday night the INSANE CLOWN POSSE and Louis Cheese take the stage at Toad’s Place as part of “THE RIDDLEBOX TOUR.” www.toadsplace.com


Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight their weekly Jazz Monday event is with the Rick Germanson Trio. On Tuesday evening, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Thursday night, it’s the third Round of the CTBS Annual Band Challenge.  Four blues bands compete each week for a chance to represent CT in the 33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Thursday’s lineup includes Washboard Slim and the Bluelights, Kris Heaton Band, Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave Band, The Touro Band and East Coast Blues. Friday evening at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s musical guest One Love, a Bob Marley tribute band. On Saturday, Pink Talking Fish perform a tribute to Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish. Sunday morning at Black-Eyed Sally’s, you can catch the Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch featuring the Mary Taylor Gospel Revue.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

Wednesday night, in New Haven, Manic Productions present YOU WON’T with Jocelyn Mackenzie at BAR. On Saturday, musical guests FRIGHTENED RABBIT and Caveman perform at College Street Music Hall. http://www.manicproductions.org/

May 4th is the first Wednesday of the Month, and Jack n’ Jill hosts Open Mic Nights at The Mezzo Grille in Middletown. Presented by J&J Productions, proceeds go toward the Jack n’ Jill Music Festival fundraiser for the Middletown Organization, New Horizons Domestic Violence Services.


At Russell Library here in Middletown, from now until 8:30PM, you can catch the Job Coaching Session with Jim Kubat for advice on careers. Also this evening at 6PM is a meeting for the Public to discuss the March for Education. a workshop on Excel and Household Budgeting. Tomorrow (Tuesday), at 1pm, Bob Carlson is available for Practice Interviews and in the evening, it’s a workshop on Feng Shui with Gia Khalsa. Wednesday afternoon, you can catch The Dog Listener workshop with Phil Klein. Thursday morning, Russell Library hosts the Job Group at 9AM for a chance to network with other job seekers and receive advice from professionals. Thursday evening, it’s a second Meeting for the Public discussing the March for Education; The Veterans Writing Group also meets. Saturday morning, it’s Resume Reviews with Tracy Nixon-Moore. Saturday evening, Russell Library hosts Billie Holliday’s Strange Fruit Performance by Anitra Brooks as part of the Feet to the Fire Festival. www.russelllibrary.org


The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.


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

Tonight, up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Thursday, you can catch the Mountains May Depart, a new film examining how China’s economic boom has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love. Also showing through Thursday, is FRANCOFONIA, directed by master Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov depicting an urgent meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and 20th century European history, set in occupied Paris circa 1940. Real Art Ways opens two more runs on Friday. www.realartways.org

Tonight at Trinity College’s Cinestudio, it’s a showing of My Golden Days from Director Arnaud Desplechin, a coming of age story about a middle-aged professor returning to Paris after many years and becoming overwhelmed by memories of his childhood. Showings through Thursday. Opening Friday, Cinestudio’s screens The Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films of 2016. On Saturday, it’s the 2016 Trinity Film Festival. http://www.trinityfilmfestival.org/ Embrace of the Serpent screens at Cinestudio 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 Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.


From 6-6:30pm stick around for Brass Tacks with Emmet Teran and Alec Shea presenting news stories from around the world through interviews with experts and newsmakers on topics not covered elsewhere.


From 6:30-8, it’s 75% Folk with Michael Benson, offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music and movie soundtracks.


At 8pm, Lord Lewis hosts Rumpus Room, the best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club, jazz, reggae, ska, afro and Latin dance floor grooves.


From 9:30-10:30pm, Scandinavian Sounds with DJ Northern Lights discovers music old and new from a variety of genres -Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland.


At 10:30, Romancipation with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth offer advice on dating and love. You can submit questions to the experts at www.romancipation.org


Sleep Paralysis is on from 11-midnight with Erin and Ethan, chatting about dreams, floating on sounds, and poking around in the subconscious.


From 12-1am, it's Your Turn with Rachel Day featuring a new guest each week.


1-2am features Third Waves with Georgia O'Queef and Madam Ovary, a show of eclectic music by queer and female artists, quirky commentary and a critical look at women in the world's news.


From 2-4am it's The Witching Hour with DJ Hex Girl and DJ Tanner playing an eerie, dark and brooding mix of shoegaze, 80's Goth rock, lo-fi music and chatting about occult topics.


Maximum Rock & Roll Radio is on at 3, playing the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the ever-growing Maximum Rock’n roll record collection.


BBC World news comes your way at 4 and then we begin tomorrow’s broadcast day with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.


That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in 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.

Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday's Jive 04-29-16

Good afternoon, it's Friday, April 29th, 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.
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Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

In Middletown, at The Buttonwood Tree this evening Greg Wilfrid & Friends play music from their recent folk album “Dust and Soil.” On Saturday, it’s a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi followed by the Aligned with Source meditation with Annaita Gandhy. Saturday evening, Cathy Kreger and Caroline Doctorow are the musical guests. Sunday evening, the Great Make Believe Society Improv Show returns. Details at
buttonwood.org

Its a busy weekend at The Wesleyan Center For the Arts as the academic year wraps up. Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place, a site-specific auditory experience conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and their professor, takes place throughout the weekend. The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an evening of classic and contemporary jazz tonight at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.  "The Spring Dance Concert: What We Changed" also is tonight and Saturday at 8:00pm in the Patricelli '92 Theater. And Saturday night at 8 in Crowell Concert Hall, vibraphonist, composer, and Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard presents music from his new album, Harlem Hieroglyphs, in celebration of 40 years since his Wesleyan senior recital. The weekend also features The Wesleyan University Orchestra year end performance, and a chinese musical performance on Sunday. Monday night brings the annual performance of The Ebony Singers's Wesleyan's Gospel Choir under the direction of WESU's host of "The Gospel Express", Pastor Marichal Monts. Details at wesleyan.edu/cfa 

At New Haven's Café Nine, the Friday Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features Snake Hill Blues and later, Masta Ace with Mister Burns, N.M.E., and others take the stage. Saturday afternoon's Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances. Later, it's the Greg Sherrod Band & The New Dirty with Someone You Can Xray. “The Sunday Buzz “ Matinee features The Birdmen, hosted by Cygnus Radio and Cafe 9. Sunday evening, Manic Productions & Cafe 9 present Corners with Mercy Choir and Oberon Rose. Details at cafenine.com

At Hartford's Black-Eyed Sally’s this evening, Relative Souls play old school funk, new age, soul and rock. On Saturday, Loups Garou takes the stage to pay electric funk and folk harmonies. Details at blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight at The Space in Hamden, Keynote Company presents The House on the Cliff and The Rise of the Broken. Details at thespacect.com  Saturday evening, Manic Productions and Redscroll Records present Youth Code with Statiqbloom and Faithbloomer at The Space. Details at manicproductions.org

At the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook this evening Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute plays. Saturday evening, it's the Met in HD featuring the opera Elektra. The Ladies of the Boston Comedy Festival featuring Kendra Cunningham, Bethany Van Delft and Carolyn Plummer also is this Saturday. Sunday, the Yale Whiffenpoofs perform. Details at katharinehepburntheater.org

At New Haven's Toad’s Place this evening Max Creek plays their 45th anniversary show with Eggy and Creamery Station. Saturday take part in the Original Saturday Night College Dance Party featuring DJ Action & Marc. Details at toadsplace.com

At Middletown's Russell Library Saturday at 2pm “Who in the What is Poetry?” - a discussion and celebration of poetry for all - with Middletown's Poet Laureate Susan Allison is taking place. Details at russelllibrary.org

Saturday evening J-Cherry and The Strawberries perform at The Performance Hub in Torrington. Details at performancehubusa.com

This Saturday and Sunday, the 2016 Daffodil Festival returns to Meriden's Hubbard Park, offering three stages jam-packed with Connecticut homegrown bands, food and fun for the family. Plus, there's a fireworks display Saturday night and the event is free and open to the public. Highlights from the music lineup of over over 30 bands include, Daphne Lee Martin, West End Blend, The Balkun Brothers, Frank Viele, Frank Critelli, Wise Old Moon, Jose Oyola and the Astronauts, River City Slim and the Zydeco Hogs, Chaser Eight and many more. Details at daffodilfest.com

On Sunday, The Haddam Historical Society presents a special Daffodil Daze garden concert from 4 to 6 pm, featuring Belle of the Fall, to cap the town of Haddam's Spring Weekend event. Visit 
haddamhistory.org 

Now here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
In Hartford at Real Art Ways opening tonight are Mountains May Depart, a new film examining how China’s economic boom has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love; and Francofonia, directed by master Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (RUSSIAN ARK), which is an urgent meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and 20th century European history, set in occupied Paris circa 1940. You can learn more at realartways.org

Through Saturday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, is showing a recent Oscar winner, The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. On Sunday, Cinestudio screens the French coming of age film, My Golden Days. Visit cinestudio.org

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's arts2GO.org
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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 5:05-6 pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live with Ethan and Rachel. 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 to 6:30pm it's Progress for the Planet w/Eric Hagen. Environmental news with a pro-green stance, including some environmentalist music from a variety of genres.
          
From 6:30-7pm it's 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 - 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 11pm it's People, Places and Things with jackalope. Each week brings a new theme, each theme brings an exciting smorgasbord of songs relating to it.

That's followed until Midnight by Easy List-ening with DJ Rebag whose lists, particularly at their most strange and offbeat, can be some of the best ways to organize countless songs. He tackles something new each week.

At Midnight until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

And then, from 3 until 5am 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.

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 6:00 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, 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

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

4-28-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, April 28th, and 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 a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Each night and weekend WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us! We hope you will also join us in our Spring Pledge Drive. With over $15,000 left to raise, your donation goes a long way to suport the valuabel service WESU provides. Donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge


Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:


This evening at the Buttonwood here in Middletown, you can join the Middlesex Drum Circle for an evening of rhythm. Friday evening, Greg Wilfrid & Friends play music from their recent folk album “Dust and Soil.” On Saturday, it’s a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi followed by the Aligned with Source meditation guided by spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandhy. Saturday evening, Cathy Kreger and Caroline Doctorow are the Buttonwood’s musical guest. This Sunday is the first of May, and you can catch the May Art Show featuring Ryan Gallagan. Sunday evening, it’s the Great Make Believe Society Improv Show at the Buttonwood. http://buttonwood.org/


Its a busy weekend at The Wesleyan Center For the Arts as the academic year wraps up. Tonight (Thurs), Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place happens at 5:00pm in the CFA Courtyard -  This is a  a site-specific auditory experience conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.  The weekend brings more opportunities to participate in Stories of place.  
Tonight (Thurs) night at 6pm, Collegium Musicum presents a program of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of European music history.  A concert by beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble happen at The Wold Music Hall tonight (Thursday), at 7:00pm.

The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire Friday night at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.  "The Spring Dance Concert: What We Changed" also happens Friday, night at 8:00pm in the Patricelli '92 Theater and continues on Saturday night int he same venue.   also on Saturday night, Vibraphonist, composer, and Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard presents music from his new album, Harlem Hieroglyphs, in celebration of 40 years since his Wesleyan senior recital. the conert will be at 8:00pm in Wesleyan's Crowell Concert Hall The weekend also brings The Wesleyan university Orchestra year end performance, and a chines musical performance on Sunday. Monday night brings tha anual performance of The Ebony Singers's Wesleyan's Gospel Choir under the direction of WESU's own host of "The Gospel Express", Pastor Marichal Monts. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa  for details on all of these events. 

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, it’s performances from WRISTS and SOUR SPIRIT with Dave Go & the Guy from Beastmaster, Zak G and Slime Mob, hosted by Noise Box 2. The Friday Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour this week features SNAKE HILL BLUES and later Friday evening, MASTA ACE with Mister Burns, N.M.E., The Illest, Mister, MC, Johnny Wae take the stage. Café Nine’s Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances, Saturday afternoon. Saturday night, you can catch music from GREG SHERROD BAND and THE NEW DIRTY with Someone You Can Xray. Sunday afternoon “The Sunday Buzz “ Matinee features THE BIRDMEN and is hosted by Cygnus Radio and Cafe Nine. Sunday evening, Manic Productions & Cafe 9 Presents CORNERS with Mercy Choir and Oberon Rose. www.cafenine.com


Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight it’s the second Round of the Connecticut Blues Society Annual Band Challenge.  tonight's lineup includes sayWHAT?, Sadie & the Jumpcats, The Coffee Grinders, and the Rich Badowski Blues Band. Friday evening Relative Souls play old school funk, new age, soul and rock at Black-Eyed Sally’s. On Saturday, Loups Garou takes the stage to pay electric funk and folk harmonies. www.blackeyedsallys.com


Tonight at The Space in Hamden, it’s performances from musical guests G.O.T.H., A Simple Design, Mystic Seahorse, Double Negatives, Risk All in Life & Cmmit Samantha. On Friday Keynote Company presents The House on the Cliff and The Rise of the Broken. http://www.thespacect.com/


Tonight at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, you can catch The New Christy Minstrels performing under the direction of Randy Sparks. Friday evening, Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute plays at the Kate. Saturday evening, it's the Met in HD, this week featuring the Opera Elektra. The Ladies of the Boston Comedy Festival featuring Kendra Cunningham, Bethany Van Delft and Carolyn Plummer, happens this Saturday at the Kate. Rounding out the week, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a capella group, The Yale Whiffenpoofs perform. ://katharinehepburntheater.org/


Saturday evening in New Haven, Manic Productions and Redscroll Records present YOUTH CODE with Statiqbloom and Faithbloomer at The Space. www.manicproductions.org


Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, this evening it’s the PARTY GODZ TOUR featuring DJ Relly Rell, Zombie, Myke Green, DJ Double T, Rowdy Nova, DJ Prestige and Dead by 5am.  Friday evening, MAX CREEK plays their 45th anniversary show with Eggy and Creamery Station. Saturday evening you can catch the Original Saturday Night College Dance Party featuring DJ Action & Marc. www.toadsplace.com


At Russell Library here in Middletown, tonight, the author of ‘To The Nines” speaks on the early history of golf courses in CT; The Veterans Writing Group also meets at 7pm. Friday morning, Judi Margolin leads the workshop on grant programs: “Cultivate Your Individual Donors.”  Saturday morning, it’s Resume Reviews with Tracy Nixon-Moore and in the afternoon, it’s the poetry event “Who in the what is Poetry?” with Susan Allison. www.russelllibrary.org


Saturday evening J-Cherry and The Strawberries perform at The Performance Hub in Torrington. www.performancehubusa.com

This Saturday and Sunday, the 2016 Daffodil Festival returns to Meriden's Hubbard Park, offering three stages jam-packed with Connecticut homegrown bands, food and fun for the family. Plus, there's a fireworks display Saturday night and the event is free and open to the public. Highlights from the music lineup of over over 30 bands include, Daphne Lee Martin, West End Blend, The Balkun Brothers, Frank Viele, Frank Critelli, Wise old Moon, Jose Oyola and the Astronauts, River City Slim and the Zydeco Hogs, Chaser Eight and much more. www.daffodilfest.com


On Sunday, The Haddam Historical Society presents a special Daffodil Daze garden concert, featuring Belle of the Fall, to cap the town of Haddam's wide Spring Weekend event. the concert will be from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. http://www.haddamhistory.org/ 

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


Tonight, up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Thursday, you can catch the Japanese  film Sweet Bean about a sad Chef who's life is transformed when an eccentric old woman signs on as his assistant. Also showings through Thursday, is The First Monday in May, a documentary on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended exhibition in history, “China: Through the Looking Glass.” Real Art Ways opens two more runs on Friday. Mountains May Move is a new film examining China’s economic boom has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love. FRANCOFONIA, directed by master Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (RUSSIAN ARK), is an urgent meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and 20th century European history, set in occupied Paris circa 1940. www.realartways.org


Through Saturday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, it’s a showing of recent Oscar winner, The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio. On Sunday, Cinestudio screens the French coming of age film, My Golden Days www.cinestudio.org





Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for 5:05-6:30pm For Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, who plays. Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?

At 6:30 stick around for Imagine with Karen Stein, offering peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

Up next at 8 it’s Bill Denert Evening Jazz with a broad range of swing, bebop and experimental jazz with a sprinkling of new releases.

From 9:30-10:30pm stay tuned for UnderCover with Ali and Ben exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation in cover tunes that bridge genres and generations.

At 10:30 it’s Meet Music with DJ Rami, who presents a new artist with each show by delving into artists' backgrounds, influences, and personal stories.

From 11:30-12:30am The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides who explores the expression of thoughts through sound: a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus. New soundscapes each show.

At 12:30 Hard on the Spot with DJ Matty C and DJ Nikki brings you the best new music of each week!

From 1:30-2:30am stick around for The Karl Marx History Hour with DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo for a history-infused radio show, in which the hosts play tracks inspired by that episode's historical figure or event.

At you can catch 2:30- R-Evolution with Hyphy and DJ Mos Def Not, presenting socially-conscious music curated by two divergent musical backgrounds. From Public Enemy to Lou Reed, they'll explore tracks that give voice to movement.

The BBC World Report takes over from 4-5am and we start each weekday off bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in 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.

Thanks for listening - stay tuned for a stiff dose of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa!