Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday's Jive 11-21-14

Good evening, it's Friday, November 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.
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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

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

Tonight Wesleyan's Center For The Arts presents at 9 in Memorial Chapel, “The Slot,” when the MIDI system of the concert organ goes live on the Web!  On Saturday at 6, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble presents “Classical Music of Central Java” in the World Music Hall.  And at 8, the University Orchestra and Choir present their symphonic repertoire at Crowell Concert Hall.  On Sunday at 7, the three East Asian ensembles, including the Chinese Music Ensemble, the Korean Drumming Ensemble, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble, present “Music from East Asia” at Crowell Concert Hall. And on Monday at 4:15, the Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan series continues with an artist talk by Egyptian artist Ghada Amer, who will discuss female figures on canvas. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

At The Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, on Friday at 7 the Jocelyn Pleasant Quartet performs “Medusa,” featuring her signature percussion talents.  The  “Aligned With Source” workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Gratitude.”  On Saturday, the gypsy reggae duo HannaH’s Field and Secret Sage take the stage for a Positive Acoustic Night.  Every Monday morning, the Hearing Voices Network meets at the Buttonwood at 10:30 a.m. Learn more at www.buttonwood.org
On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside The Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30am. You can learn more at www.foodnotbombs.net

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine tonight at 5 you can catch an early set with Victor Roland, followed at 8 by the Full Blast Productions presentation of Hip Hop Haven 3 featuring over 15 MCs from the area. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session will be hosted by the George Baker Band then later at 9pm The Wagon Riders and DJ Dave Coon take the stage.  On Sunday’s at noon Café nine presents the Ball and Socket Arts Fundraiser, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band at 8. Details at www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight, they headline Shakedown, bringing you The Dead and Beyond, Carbonated Insight, and Solistic. On Saturday at 9:30 there’s the Bright Night 8 Electric Glow Party. On Sunday Jacob Whitesides and others take the stage for an early show at 2, with VIP Packages available. Find more at 
www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight’s 9:00 show headlines studio drummer Yonrico Scott. Saturday’s featured artist is Louisiana songwriter/guitarist Tommy Malone at 8. Check out 
www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight Manic Productions presents in The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden The Budos Band, and Electric Citizen. Saturday’s Ballroom offering is The Primate Fiasco, along with Elephant Wrecking Ball, and Yojimbo, for an 8:30 show.  On Sunday, the Ballroom stage will feature Moon Hooch, Out of the Beardspace, and Back from Earth at 8:30. Visit 
www.manicproductions.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight, Dave Davies, original founding member of “The Kinks,” takes the stage at 8.  On Saturday it's the Del McCoury Band, with his bluegrass/country offerings. Visit  
www.infinityhall.com

Realto Café on Rapallo Ave in Middletown, presents “Caribbean Night” on Saturday with the band “Caribbean Planet” featuring T-Forbes and Patrick Burke (lead Singer of the band “Cool Runnings”) with a special guest appearance by Sophia Brown and Music by DJ Tippy Don. More info at 860-995-5094

At the Stonington Free Library this Saturday, Merrill Fellow Adam Wilson reads from his work at 6 p.m.  He’s a National Jewish Book Award finalist and winner of The Terry Southern Prize.  A reception follows. Learn more at 
http://www.stoningtonfreelibrary.org

There’s a one-woman pastel show featuring the work of Janine Janaki this Saturday from 11-5 at deKoven House, 27 Washington St., here in Middletown. Details at http://www.arts2go.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
 
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of the events of the Edward Snowden security leak, continues through next Wednesday. This evening they start a run of “Diplomacy,” a French drama about Hitler’s plan to destroy Paris in WWII. Visit  www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Cinestudio begins a run of  “My Old Lady,” a comedy starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline about a playwright moving in with an English tutor in Paris.  It runs through Saturday.  On Sunday you can see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “The Pharoah’s Daughter” at 12:55.  They open a run of “The Blue Room,” a French crime drama based on the novel by Georges Simenon on Sunday, which continues through next week. Go to 
www.cinestudio.org.
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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6pm it’s
 Chocolate Cake with DJ Rob. An hour long musical sugar high. Power-pop plus Brit-pop and singer/songwriters from the 60's to today.

Coming in at 6 it's a half-hour with (1,3,5) Argus News Radio on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of the month with campus and Middletown news, from our microphones to your ears and on the 2nd and 4th Fridays it's Ear-Candy with DJ Sick Nelden
where you hear the newest in Indie Rock, through the lens of pop and the absurd.
Then from 6:30 to 7pm listen to 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.

Then at 10pm we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave - Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

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

At 3, it's Bassment Beats with DJ LOKASH, celebrating its 10th year of bringing you the latest in aboveground & underground hip-hop mixed live; followed by his New World Show, with the best in Global Bass mixed live til 4. Baila coño!

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 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 
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.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from the Anthony Braxton Quartet, 8 Standards (Wesleyan) 2001, featuring Anthony Braxton, Kevin O'Neil, Andy Eulau, and Kevin Norton. The selection is Nuages and it's out on Barking Hoop Records.

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

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was produced by,

JCherry... producer and host of 
VOICE of the CITY

 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local... This ain't no commercial radio!

www.jcherrypresents.com



Good evening, it's Thursday, November 20th, and this is the Jive at Five – Our 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. Thanks for listening!


Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:
Tonight at the Center For The Arts at 7p.m , you can catch a concert: called the The Happening 14: featuring Students in the “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I,”  class under the direction of  Pheeron Aklaff.  
On Friday at 9 in Memorial Chapel, “The Slot,” when the MIDI system of the concert organ goes live on the Web!  On Saturday at 6, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble presents “Classical Music of Central Java” at World Music Hall.  And at 8, the University Orchestra and Choir present their symphonic repertoire at Crowell Concert Hall.  On Sunday at 7, their three East Asian ensembles, including the Chinese Music Ensemble, the Korean Drumming Ensemble, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble, present “Music from East Asia” at Crowell Concert Hall. Next Monday at 4:15, their Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan series continues with an artist talk by Egyptian artist Ghada Amer, who will discuss female figures on canvas. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

At the Russell Library in Middletown, tonight the Veteran’s Writing Group meets at 7.  Also at 7, Resonant Motion presents a Jazz Performance and Workshop with pianist and educator Noah Baerman.http://www.russelllibrary.org

At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, on Friday at 7 the Jocelyn Pleasant Quartet performs “Medusa,” featuring her signature percussion talents.  The  “Aligned With Source” workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Gratitude.”  On Saturday, the gypsy reggae duo HannaH’s Field and Secret Sage take the stage for a Positive Acoustic Night.  Every Monday morning, the Hearing Voices Network meets at the Buttonwood at 10:30 a.m www.buttonwood.org

On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it, beforehand, at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more at:www.foodnotbombs.net
Bill
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine tonight, “Mind Over Master”, “VRSA”, and “Goat Herder”.  Friday at 5 you can catch an early set with Victor Roland, followed at 8 by the Full Blast Productions presentation of Hip Hop Haven 3 featuring over 15 MCs from the area. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session will be hosted by the George Baker Band then later at 9pm The Wagon Riders and DJ Dave Coon take the stage.  On Sunday’s at noon Café nine presents the Ball and Socket Arts Fundraiser, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band at 8. www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight, The Revivalists, and Red Wanting Blue take the Toad’s stage.  Friday’s show headlines Shakedown, and brings you The Dead and Beyond, Carbonated Insight, and Solistic.  On Saturday at 9:30 there’s the Bright Night 8 Electric Glow Party.  On Sunday Jacob Whitesides and others take the stage for an early show at 2, with VIP Packages available.   www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines studio drummer Yonrico Scott . Saturday’s featured artist is Louisiana songwriter/guitarist Tommy Malone at 8. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight Manic Productions presents Jessica Lea Mayfield and others at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden for a 7:30 show.  On Friday at The Ballroom, they bring you The Budos Band, and Electric Citizen. Saturday’s Ballroom offering is The Primate Fiasco, along with Elephant Wrecking Ball, and Yojimbo, for an 8:30 show.  On Sunday, the Ballroom stage will feature Moon Hooch, Out of the Beardspace, and Back from Earth at 8:30.  www.manicproductions.org
Donna:

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight, American Country singer/guitarist Jamieson “Junior” Brown.  On Friday, Dave Davies, original founding member of “The Kinks,” takes the Infinity stage at 8.  On Saturday they bring you the Del McCoury Band, with Bluegrass/country offerings.   www.infinityhall.com

Realto Café on Rapallo Ave in Middletown, presents “Caribbean Night” on Saturday November 22nd with the band “Caribbean Planet” featuring T-Forbes and Patrick Burke (lead Singer of the band “Cool Running’s”) with a special guest appearance by Sophia Brown and Music by DJ Tippy Don.  More info at 860-995-5094 .

At the Stonington Free Library this Saturday, Merrill Fellow Adam Wilson reads from his work at 6 p.m.  He’s a National Jewish Book Award finalist and winner of The Terry Southern Prize.  A reception follows.   http://www.stoningtonfreelibrary.org
There’s a one-woman pastel show featuring the work of Janine Janaki this Saturday from 11-5 at deKoven House, 27 Washington St., Middletown.  http://www.arts2go.org


Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
 
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of the events of the Edward Snowden security leak, continues through tonight.  This evening, they host “Other People’s Stories,” a free event when people tell stories that someone else told them.  On Friday they start a run of “Diplomacy,” a French drama about Hitler’s plan to destroy Paris in WWII. Also opening is “Force Majeure,” winner at the Cannes Festival, a wickedly funny film about a Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.  On Saturday there’s a one-time showing of “I Am Eleven,” an Australian documentary about conversations with 11-year-olds around the world.     www.realartways.org


At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Cinestudio begins a run of  “My Old Lady,” a comedy starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline about a playwright moving in with an English tutor in Paris.  It runs through Saturday.  On Sunday you can see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “The Pharoah’s Daughter” at 12:55.  They open a run of “The Blue Room,” a French crime drama based on the novel by Georges Simenon on Sunday, which continues through next week.  www.cinestudio.org.
Now here's a rundown of what's on air on WESU-FM tonight:


Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm
Words with Abigail Shneyder
Features spoken word artists with weekly performances and interviews.
                                               
6:30-8pm      
(1,3,5) The Witching Hour with Lily Myers        
I will play contemporary American music from female artists, in a range of genres including folk, folk-rock, pop, indie, and experimental; anything that feels new and innovative, with an emphasis on strong female vocals, poetic lyricism, and an otherworldly quality.  
(2,4) Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Mostly world music, blended with music from the US and music from down the road.
           
8-9:30pm      
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
Where hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.
                                               
9:30-10:30pm          
(1,3,5) Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and DJ Pete 
It's like looking, but for your ears.  
(2,4) Good Times: Radio Plays with MKC, Omardaslayer, djspecialk 
Comedic Radio Plays and Good Conversation.

10:30-11:30pm       
(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam
The Underdogs Edge will feature local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio.
(2,4) Multifarious with DJ Bard, DJ Sunny D
Tune in while your venerable hosts argue relentlessly about who has the better taste in music.

11:30-12:30am        
(1,3,5) MidniteMunchiez with DJ gusLo
Grab your sweets/treats and listen.                      
((2,4) Free Association with DJ Robin Hood
Traveling through the past half-century (and beyond!) of popular music through song-by-song associations, from lyrical similarities to historical connections to the occasional Freudian slip.

12:30-1:30am          
(1,3,5) The Chillin Factory with Noah G., DJ So Fresh So Clean
Quality hip hop analysis and dissection invariably favoring and promoting music which provides the best human interpretation for the Platonic form of "chill."
(2,4) The British Are Coming with DJ Babelfish           
Each show will focus on bands or artists from one British region or city. With a purely geographical organization, no show is limited

1:30-2:30am
(1,3,5) Cinemusic with DJ Iceray  
Each show explores two movies with a short review of each and a playlist of music related to each movie.           
(2,4) Earwash with Le DJ   
Clean out your ears with grimy punk and tour the 70's musical explosion. Leather jackets, 2 minutes songs, and downstrokes.

2:30-3:30am
RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald
A musical tour across borders and genres

3:30-4am
The Divide and Conquer News Report with C.C.  Arshagra
A Concept radio Arts Skit that was introduced to the public on 'The I Do Not Know Show' also produced, and hosted by C.C. Arshagra. 

 4-5am BBC World News
International news coverage from the famous British news network.
We begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.


And that’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online atwww.wesufm.org/jive

2014 Marks 75 years of Alternative music, Public Affairs, and community service for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at www.wesufm.org

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11-19-14 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, November 19th, and this is the Jive at Five – Our 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 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!

Donna:
And I'm Donna Denert. Thanks for joining us!
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:
On Thursday at 7p.m , you can catch a concert: called the The Happening 14: featuring Students in the “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I,”  class under the direction of  Pheeron Aklaff.  

On Friday at 9 in Memorial Chapel, “The Slot,” when the MIDI system of the concert organ goes live on the Web! 
On Saturday at 6, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble presents “Classical Music of Central Java” at World Music Hall. 
And at 8, the University Orchestra and Choir present their symphonic repertoire at Crowell Concert Hall.  On Sunday at 7, their three East Asian ensembles, including the Chinese Music Ensemble, the Korean Drumming Ensemble, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble, present “Music from East Asia” at Crowell Concert Hall. Next Monday at 4:15, their Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan series continues with an artist talk by Egyptian artist Ghada Amer, who will discuss female figures on canvas. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, tonight at 7pm, the Middlesex Drum Circle gathers at The Buttonwood. Extra percussion instruments are available.  On Friday at 7 the Jocelyn Pleasant Quartet performs “Medusa,” featuring her signature percussion talents.  The  “Aligned With Source” workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Gratitude.”  On Saturday, the gypsy reggae duo HannaH’s Field and Secret Sage take the stage for a Positive Acoustic Night.  Every Monday morning, the Hearing Voices Network meets at the Buttonwood at 10:30 a.m  www.buttonwood.org

On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it, beforehand, at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more at: www.foodnotbombs.net
Bill
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine tonight,  Uncertainty Music Series presents Jon Eriksen and others for an 8:30 show. Thursday’ night Café Nine presents “Mind Over Master”, “VRSA”, and “Goat Herder”.  Friday at 5 you can catch an early set with Victor Roland, followed at 8 by the Full Blast Productions presentation of Hip Hop Haven 3 featuring over 15 MCs from the area. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session will be hosted by the George Baker Band then later at 9pm The Wagon Riders and DJ Dave Coon take the stage.  On Sunday’s at noon Café nine presents the Ball and Socket Arts Fundraiser, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band at 8. www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Thursday, The Revivalists, and Red Wanting Blue take the Toad’s stage.  Friday’s show headlines Shakedown, and brings you The Dead and Beyond, Carbonated Insight, and Solistic.  On Saturday at 9:30 there’s the Bright Night 8 Electric Glow Party.  On Sunday Jacob Whitesides and others take the stage for an early show at 2, with VIP Packages available.   www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s , it's the Wednesday night blues jam, hosted by Tommy Whalen this week.  Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines studio drummer Yonrico Scott . Saturday’s featured artist is Louisiana songwriter/guitarist Tommy Malone at 8. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight Manic Productions presents Caroline Rose and Brian Dolzani at Bar in New Haven.  On Thursday, they feature Jessica Lea Mayfield and others at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden for a 7:30 show.  On Friday at The Ballroom, they bring you The Budos Band, and Electric Citizen. Saturday’s Ballroom offering is The Primate Fiasco, along with Elephant Wrecking Ball, and Yojimbo, for an 8:30 show.  On Sunday, the Ballroom stage will feature Moon Hooch, Out of the Beardspace, and Back from Earth at 8:30.  www.manicproductions.org
Donna:

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight, you can catch Point Break Live, a parody of the 90’s action blockbuster.  Thursday night at Infinity Hartford you can catch American Country singer/guitarist Jamieson “Junior” Brown.  On Friday, Dave Davies, original founding member of “The Kinks,” takes the Infinity stage at 8.  On Saturday they bring you the Del McCoury Band, with Bluegrass/country offerings.   www.infinityhall.com
At the Russell Library in Middletown, this evening at 6pm there’s a workshop called “Using Improv Comedy Techniques for Better Job Interviews.” The Veteran’s Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7.  Also at 7, Resonant Motion presents a Jazz Performance and Workshop with pianist and educator Noah Baerman.http://www.russelllibrary.org

Realto Café on Rapallo Ave in Middletown, presents “Caribbean Night” on Saturday November 22nd with the band “Caribbean Planet” featuring T-Forbes and Patrick Burke (lead Singer of the band “Cool Running’s”) with a special guest appearance by Sophia Brown and Music by DJ Tippy Don.  More info at 860-995-5094 .

At the Stonington Free Library this Saturday, Merrill Fellow Adam Wilson reads from his work at 6 p.m.  He’s a National Jewish Book Award finalist and winner of The Terry Southern Prize.  A reception follows.   http://www.stoningtonfreelibrary.org
There’s a one-woman pastel show featuring the work of Janine Janaki this Saturday from 11-5 at deKoven House, 27 Washington St., Middletown.  http://www.arts2go.org

Bill:
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
 At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of the events of the Edward Snowden security leak, continues through tomorrow.  

This evening, they host “Other People’s Stories,” a free event when people tell stories that someone else told them.  On Friday they start a run of “Diplomacy,” a French drama about Hitler’s plan to destroy Paris in WWII. Also opening is “Force Majeure,” winner at the Cannes Festival, a wickedly funny film about a Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.  On Saturday there’s a one-time showing of “I Am Eleven,” an Australian documentary about conversations with 11-year-olds around the world.     www.realartways.org
Donna:

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Cinestudio begins a run of  “My Old Lady,” a comedy starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline about a playwright moving in with an English tutor in Paris.  It runs through Saturday.  On Sunday you can see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “The Pharoah’s Daughter” at 12:55.  They open a run of “The Blue Room,” a French crime drama based on the novel by Georges Simenon on Sunday, which continues through next week.  www.cinestudio.org.
Bill:
Now here's a rundown of what's on air on WESU-FM tonight:

 Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for: The Explorer’s Hour with Pickup Sticks for an exploration into the realm of indie rock and roll. 
From 6-6:30, it's Mind Matters with Helen Evrard, M.D. The show provides information and guest interviews on issues concerning mental illness (brain disease). The focus is exploring holistic therapies and stories of individual achievement.

At 6:30-8pm it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion. Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!
And from 8-9:30pm, it's The Warehouse with Mike NyceThe best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.
Starting at 9:30 it's N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk. Serious turntablism - Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

And from 11-12am it's Missteps with Djmsal. MISSTEPS is a monthly club night, FM radio show, and up-and-coming record label run by friends, DJs, and fellow producers – Djmsal & Guy Fridge. Dedicated to the underground, MISSTEPS seeks to bring attention to forward-thinking, cutting-edge club music from around the world. All rights reserved. All wrongs reversed.

At 12-1:30am it's 75 Years Of… For 75 years, WESU has broadcast underground music and under-repres
nted genres.  During our 75th Anniversary, this program will feature a different genre or theme each month, with songs chosen by our listeners and staff!
From 1:30 to 2:30am stay tuned for  Biz Marquee with DJ Cole. Come join DJ Cole for some hip-hop and movie talk. The show features an eclectic mix of contemporary and old school hip-hop, ending with a discussion about films featuring rap artists and music created by those artists.

And at 2:30-4am it's  In the Mix with WillTech.  "In the Mix" aims to bring the best in trance, house, and deep house to the Wesleyan and Middletown community.    

The BBC world news kicks on at 4 and we start tomorrow’s broadcast day at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive

2014 Marks 75 years of Alternative music, Public Affairs, and community service for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at www.wesufm.org

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for The Explorer's Hour with DJ Pickup Sticks


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

11-18-14 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, November 18th, and this is the Jive at Five – Our 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 Mike Liseo, Thanks for joining us!

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:

Right now, the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan is hosting an opening reception for “Create and Curate,” a student-organized exhibition of their own current work at the Davison Art Center at 5 p.m.  Then at 9 p.m., graduate music student Jason Brogan links together thought, noise, and improvisation in “The View From Nowhere” in World Music Hall.   On Thursday at 7p.m , you can catch a concert: called the The Happening 14: featuring Students in the “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I,”  class under the direction of  Pheeron Aklaff.  On Friday at 9 in Memorial Chapel, “The Slot,” when the MIDI system of the concert organ goes live on the Web!  On Saturday at 6, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble presents “Classical Music of Central Java” at World Music Hall.  And at 8, the University Orchestra and Choir present their symphonic repertoire at Crowell Concert Hall.  On Sunday at 7, their three East Asian ensembles, including the Chinese Music Ensemble, the Korean Drumming Ensemble, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble, present “Music from East Asia” at Crowell Concert Hall. Next Monday at 4:15, their Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan series continues with an artist talk by Egyptian artist Ghada Amer, who will discuss female figures on canvas. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.


At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, tonight, there’s Laughter Yoga at 6 p.m.  Tomorrow/ Wednesday at 7pm, the Middlesex Drum Circle gathers at The Buttonwood. Extra percussion instruments are available.  On Friday at 7 the Jocelyn Pleasant Quartet performs “Medusa,” featuring her signature percussion talents.  The  “Aligned With Source” workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Gratitude.”  On Saturday, the gypsy reggae duo HannaH’s Field and Secret Sage take the stage for a Positive Acoustic Night.  Every Monday morning, the Hearing Voices Network meets at the Buttonwood at 10:30 a.m  www.buttonwood.org

On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it, beforehand, at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more at: www.foodnotbombs.net


Down in New Haven, at Café Nine tonight, The Safes and Spectral Fangs take the stage for a 9pm show.  On Wednesday, Uncertainty Music Series presents Jon Eriksen and others for an 8:30 show. Thursday’ night Café Nine presents “Mind Over Master”, “VRSA”, and “Goat Herder”.  Friday at 5 you can catch an early set with Victor Roland, followed at 8 by the Full Blast Productions presentation of Hip Hop Haven 3 featuring over 15 MCs from the area. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session will be hosted by the George Baker Band then later at 9pm The Wagon Riders and DJ Dave Coon take the stage.  On Sunday’s at noon Café nine presents the Ball and Socket Arts Fundraiser, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band at 8. www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight you can catch the “Kill the Noise with Botnek, Two Fresh and more opening the show.  Thursday, The Revivalists, and Red Wanting Blue take the Toad’s stage.  Friday’s show headlines Shakedown, and brings you The Dead and Beyond, Carbonated Insight, and Solistic.  On Saturday at 9:30 there’s the Bright Night 8 Electric Glow Party.  On Sunday Jacob Whitesides and others take the stage for an early show at 2, with VIP Packages available.   www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s , on Tuesdays Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material on the Black-eyed Sally’s Stage. Sally’s longstanding Wednesday night blues jam will be hosted by Tommy Whalen this week.  Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines studio drummer Yonrico Scott . Saturday’s featured artist is Louisiana songwriter/guitarist Tommy Malone at 8. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight Manic Productions presents The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Call it Arson, for a 9:00 show at The Space in Hamden.  Tomorrow/Wednesday, Caroline Rose, and Brian Dolzani, take the stage at Bar in New Haven.  On Thursday, they feature Jessica Lea Mayfield and others at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden for a 7:30 show.  On Friday at The Ballroom, they bring you The Budos Band, and Electric Citizen. Saturday’s Ballroom offering is The Primate Fiasco, along with Elephant Wrecking Ball, and Yojimbo, for an 8:30 show.  On Sunday, the Ballroom stage will feature Moon Hooch, Out of the Beardspace, and Back from Earth at 8:30.  www.manicproductions.org



Tonight at First Church in Middletown, you’re invited to join a community conversation on the proposed Middletown Arts Center at First Church at 7 p.m.  The discussion will be led by Trevor Davis and Rev. Julia Burkey.  http://www.arts2go.org


At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Tomorrow night (Wednesday) you can catch Point Break Live, a parody of the 90’s action blockbuster.  Thursday night at Infinity Hartford you can catch American Country singer/guitarist Jamieson “Junior” Brown.  On Friday, Dave Davies, original founding member of “The Kinks,” takes the Infinity stage at 8.  On Saturday they bring you the Del McCoury Band, with Bluegrass/country offerings.   www.infinityhall.com


At the Russell Library in Middletown, tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6pm there’s a workshop called “Using Improv Comedy Techniques for Better Job Interviews.” The Veteran’s Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7.  Also at 7, Resonant Motion presents a Jazz Performance and Workshop with pianist and educator Noah Baerman.http://www.russelllibrary.org


Realto Café on Rapallo Ave in Middletown, presents “Caribbean Night” on Saturday November 22nd with the band “Caribbean Planet” featuring T-Forbes and Patrick Burke (lead Singer of the band “Cool Running’s”) with a special guest appearance by Sophia Brown and Music by DJ Tippy Don.  More info at 860-995-5094 .

At the Stonington Free Library this Saturday, Merrill Fellow Adam Wilson reads from his work at 6 p.m.  He’s a National Jewish Book Award finalist and winner of The Terry Southern Prize.  A reception follows.   http://www.stoningtonfreelibrary.org

There’s a one-woman pastel show featuring the work of Janine Janaki this Saturday from 11-5 at deKoven House, 27 Washington St., Middletown.  http://www.arts2go.org


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

 At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of the events of the Edward Snowden security leak, continues through Thursday.  On Wednesday night they host “Other People’s Stories,” a free event when people tell stories that someone else told them.  On Friday they start a run of “Diplomacy,” a French drama about Hitler’s plan to destroy Paris in WWII. Also opening is “Force Majeure,” winner at the Cannes Festival, a wickedly funny film about a Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.  On Saturday there’s a one-time showing of “I Am Eleven,” an Australian documentary about conversations with 11-year-olds around the world.     www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, the run of “Pride,” a film about a group of gay activists who support striking mineworkers in England in 1984, ends its run tonight.  Tomorrow (Wednesday) Cinestudio begins a run of  “My Old Lady,” a comedy starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline about a playwright moving in with an English tutor in Paris.  It runs through Saturday.  On Sunday you can see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “The Pharoah’s Daughter” at 12:55.  They open a run of “The Blue Room,” a French crime drama based on the novel by Georges Simenon on Sunday, which continues through next week.  www.cinestudio.org.

Now here's a rundown of what's on air on WESU-FM tonight:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki for a sneak peek into the wild world of live music at Wesleyan.

 From 6-6:30pm it’s The Production Report with Kiley and Allis, who’ll report on entertainment industry news, deliver predictions, review new movies and shows, and interview industry professionals.

From 6:30-8pm Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presents an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, bluegrass, and other music that has a roots influence. There’s a fairly comprehensive concert listing at 7pm, live guests on occasion and ticket giveaways too!

At 8pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry offers a weekly dose of area artists and musicians of every genre.

 At pm Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat is a free form music show that features everything from From  krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog.
                      
From 10:30-11:30pm its Undercover with Rebecca Seidel, Bridging genres and generations, by exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation.        

At 11:30 Call It Anything with DJ Riela collaborates with current student musicians at Wesleyan, to play an assortment of music that is tailored around music similar to their own work. 

From 12:30-1:30am The Late Night Format with Adi Slepack  include a topical monologue, entertainment segments, with guests, and pseudo-"musical performances".    

From 1:30-2:30am stay tuned for  It's Kind of a Funny Story with DJ Tanner for TRUE stories, music, and poetry all pertaining to a specific word/theme selected for each episode.  

From 2:30-3:30am its The Blast Zone with Baggins and the G-O who plan to  have a wild time bantering about sports and interviewing student athletes.    

 From 3:30-4am its The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation for an An eclectic mix of music from the WESU library.


The BBC world news service take over at 4am and Morning Edition from NPR
starts our broadcast day tomorrow at 5am.

And that's all for today's Jive at Five. If you didn't get a chance to write down some of the offerings listed in our community calendar, the Jive is posted online at www.wesufm.org/jive.

2014 marks 75 years of community radio that matters from WESU-FM. Keep an eye and ear out for news of special events marking this landmark anniversary.


Thanks! Now stay tuned for Wild Wild live with Rachie and Hibiki.