Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, January 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture., Thanx for tuning in! 

On Thursday at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, they’ve got Shaking the Tree, a Gong and Sound Meditation. On Friday, at The Buttonwood you can enjoy blues, psychedelic guitar, and more with Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation happens on Saturday morning, and a there’s a Teen Open Mic at 3 pm Saturday at the Buttonwood. The Saturday evening show brings you Ringrose & Freeman offering Celtic music, fiddling, and more. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday mornings and you can enjoy the art exhibit, Mystic Collages, by featured artist Flo Bartosiak, throughout the month. www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven, tonight, Café Nine present, it’s The Quest, Jonsey, Shy, and more. Friday’s Happy Hour performance is a Mike Damico Birthday Bash with Kriss Santala and Lonesome Billy Calash. Friday night’s main event at The Nine features Goodnight Blue Moon with Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends Saturday night Café Nine features tongue in cheek rockers, Satanicide, appearing with The Zambonis and The Hymans. The Sunday Buzz Matinee is a St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser with John McMillan, and the evening show’s got Elison Jackson, Cape Coma, and Shakeout.. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Thursday, and on Friday Loups Garou (Lu-Ga-Ru) takes the stage. It’s blues, R&B, soul, and more on Saturday with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

The Hartford Mindfulness Center hosts Mindfulness Meditation After Work every Wednesday at 6:15 pm at their Farmington Avenue location.  www.facebook.com/pg/hartfordmindfulnesscenter


Cherry St. Station in Wallingford presents Maniacal Violator, Epilepsia, Epicdemia, and Heir of Fire on Thursday. On Saturday, it’s Winter Metal with Kaos Reign, Casting Shadows, and more. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Infinity Hall Norfolk presents The Balkun Brothers & Lespecial this Thursday night. Friday, The Guy Davis Trio takes the stage at Infinity Norfolk. Saturday, They’ve got Kick an INXS tribute band.  Infinity Hartford brings you Changes in Latitude, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, on Friday and on Saturday, it’s Riders on the Storm, a Doors Tribute Band. On Sunday you can catch The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue. www.infinityhall.com

tonight At Real Art Ways in Hartford, their monthly creative cocktail event features guitarist, Alexander, this week. www.realartways.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Space Bacon, Airlooms and more on Friday. On Saturday, they headline Jacob Sartorius with the Left Me Hangin’ Rout, along with Zach Clayton, Hayden Summerall, and Luna Blaise. On Sunday, it’s Boombox with The Western Voodoo Tour. www.toadsplace.com

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts invites you to explore the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, with classes starting Saturday at noon at World Music Hall. Children ages 7 to 14 can learn the music of Indonesia. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Mac 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op in Middletown hosts Fred Carroll who presents The Collections, a display of his artistic comics and shares commentary on life, politic, and more, Saturday at 7 pm. https://www.facebook.com/mac650gallery/

Manic Presents brings Deerhoof, Palm, and Olivia Neutron-John to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden on Saturday. On Sunday, it’s the Milky Change: Blossom Tour, along with Lewis Capaldi, at The College Street Music Hall in New Haven. www.manicpresents.com

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, That’s Weird, of strange objects connected to our state’s material culture, happening every Saturday. Details at www.chs.org

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

Through Thursday Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “The Florida Project,” about a family in a budget motel near Disney World.  “In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts),” a German film about a mother who loses her child in a Neo-Nazi bomb attack also ends its runs tomorrow (Thurs). Battle of the Sexes ends its run as Real Art Ways afternoon film, tomorrow (Thurs). Weekend offerings include “Rebels on Pointe,” a documentary about the drag group Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Also kicking off a run at Real Art Ways this weekend is: In Between, which tells the story of three very different Palestinian women living together in Tel Aviv, as they try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford they open “Heat and Dust,” a restored James Ivory film about a woman’s trip to India to learn about her scandalous aunt. The Bolshoi Ballet matinee series on Sunday presents “Romeo and Juliet.” Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Now, here’s a rundown of our thur night lineup on air here at WESU:

Right after the Jive, Stick around for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, the award winning Music Show-that features Connecticut connected artists with information about live shows in the area.

From 6:30-8pm stay tuned for Imagine with Karen Stein offering Peace through music! Featuring the best music from around the world and around the block!

at 8:00pm its time for Evening Jazz with Bill Denert featuring A broad range of swing, bebop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

at 9:30 it’s Crispix with Chris, from indie rock to folk to electronic and more, Chris picks whatever he's feeling this week to share with you.

At 11pm, Franco keeping the music going until 3am with his mix of dance music from the 70s & 80s

From 3-4am we’ll rebroadcast todays’ noontime episode of Democracy now! 
Otto Nation 

At 4am We bring you the BBC World Report and we kick of weekdays with Morning Edition from NPR From 59am.


That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Thanks for joining us and Stay tuned for a stiff does of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, up next.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday 01-17-18 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, January 17th. 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 Ben Michael.  Thanks for joining us.

At the Russell Library in Middletown, The Girls Who Code Club holds ongoing meetings every Wednesday at 6 pm. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

In New Haven, tonight, Café Nine present Words & Music A monthly event full of local & touring musicians, writers, poets, and comedians. On Thursday, at Café nine, it’s The Quest, Jonsey, Shy, and more. Friday’s Happy Hour performance is a Mike Damico Birthday Bash with Kriss Santala and Lonesome Billy Calash. Friday night’s main event at The Nine features Goodnight Blue Moon with Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends Saturday night Café Nine features tongue in cheek rockers, Satanicide, appearing with The Zambonis and The Hymans. The Sunday Buzz Matinee is a St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser with John McMillan, and the evening show’s got Elison Jackson, Cape Coma, and Shakeout.. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, the weekly Community Blues Jam happens on Wednesday nights and this week’s session will be hosted by Gene Donaldson. It’s Liviu’s Invitational at Sally’s on Thursday, and on Friday Loups Garou (Lu-Ga-Ru) takes the stage. It’s blues, R&B, soul, and more on Saturday with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

The Hartford Mindfulness Center hosts Mindfulness Meditation After Work every Wednesday at 6:15 pm at their Farmington Avenue location.  www.facebook.com/pg/hartfordmindfulnesscenter
On Thursday at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, they’ve got Shaking the Tree, a Gong and Sound Meditation. On Friday, at The Buttonwood you can enjoy blues, psychedelic guitar, and more with Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation happens on Saturday morning, and a there’s a Teen Open Mic at 3 pm Saturday at the Buttonwood. The Saturday evening show brings you Ringrose & Freeman offering Celtic music, fiddling, and more. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday mornings and you can enjoy the art exhibit, Mystic Collages, by featured artist Flo Bartosiak, throughout the month. www.buttonwood.org

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford presents Maniacal Violator, Epilepsia, Epicdemia, and Heir of Fire on Thursday. On Saturday, it’s Winter Metal with Kaos Reign, Casting Shadows, and more. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Infinity Hall Norfolk presents The Balkun Brothers & Lespecial this Thursday night. Friday, The Guy Davis Trio takes the stage at Infinity Norfolk. Saturday, They’ve got Kick an INXS tribute band.  Infinity Hartford brings you Changes in Latitude, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, on Friday and on Saturday, it’s Riders on the Storm, a Doors Tribute Band. On Sunday you can catch The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue. www.infinityhall.com

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, their monthly creative cocktail event features guitarist, Alexander, this week. www.realartways.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Space Bacon, Airlooms and more on Friday. On Saturday, they headline Jacob Sartorius with the Left Me Hangin’ Rout, along with Zach Clayton, Hayden Summerall, and Luna Blaise. On Sunday, it’s Boombox with The Western Voodoo Tour. www.toadsplace.com

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts invites you to explore the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, with classes starting Saturday at noon at World Music Hall. Children ages 7 to 14 can learn the music of Indonesia. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Mac 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op in Middletown hosts Fred Carroll who presents The Collections, a display of his artistic comics and shares commentary on life, politic, and more, Saturday at 7 pm. https://www.facebook.com/mac650gallery/

Manic Presents brings Deerhoof, Palm, and Olivia Neutron-John to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden on Saturday. On Sunday, it’s the Milky Change: Blossom Tour, along with Lewis Capaldi, at The College Street Music Hall in New Haven. www.manicpresents.com

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, That’s Weird, of strange objects connected to our state’s material culture, happening every Saturday. Details at www.chs.org

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

Through Thursday Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “The Florida Project,” about a family in a budget motel near Disney World.  “In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts),” a German film about a mother who loses her child in a Neo-Nazi bomb attack also ends its runs tomorrow (Thurs). Battle of the Sexes ends its run as Real Art Ways afternoon film, tomorrow (Thurs). Weekend offerings include “Rebels on Pointe,” a documentary about the drag group Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Also kicking off a run at Real Art Ways this weekend is: In Between, which tells the story of three very different Palestinian women living together in Tel Aviv, as they try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford ends their run of “Loving Vincent,” an animated feature about the iconic artist, Vincent Van Goh. On Thursday they open “Heat and Dust,” a restored James Ivory film about a woman’s trip to India to learn about her scandalous aunt. The Bolshoi Ballet matinee series on Sunday presents “Romeo and Juliet.” Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/


Now, here’s a rundown of our Wednesday night lineup on air, here at WESU.

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for the Latin Music Hour with Isabel. Latin music from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's.

From 6 - 6:30 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 in any way.

And from 6:30 -8 it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion for a solid 90 minute techno mix.
From 8 - 9:30 it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce featuring a live mix of deep underground house music.

at 9:30 and running until 11, it's The Vault with Anton Banks Presents listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live. Featuring exclusive music from international artists.

From 11 -midnight there’s more music with Stephen Marshall and from midnight to 3am, stay tuned for Franco, who brings you all of those disco hits from the 1970's and 80's!

From 3 - 4 we’ll rebroadcast today’s noontime episode of Democracy Now from Pacifica
And at 4am we bring you the BBC's world report before we kick off our Wednesday morning programming with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown!

Thanks again to those of you who helped us successfully wrap up our winter pledge drive!


Now, stay tuned for The Latin Music hour with Isabel up next!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday 1-16-18 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, January 16th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Happy MLK Junior Day. 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. Thanks for joining us.

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts Laughter Yoga and a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing in the evening. It’s Kanaha Yoga on Wednesday morning. On Thursday, they’ve got Shaking the Tree, a Gong and Sound Meditation. On Friday, enjoy blues, psychedelic guitar, and more with Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation happens on Saturday morning, and a Teen Open Mic at 3 pm. The evening show brings you Ringrose & Freeman, with Celtic offerings, fiddling, and more. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday morning. Enjoy the art exhibit, Mystic Collages, by featured artist Flo Bartosiak, throughout the month. www.buttonwood.org

At the Russell Library in Middletown, you can catch an Origami workshop this evening. The Girls Who Code Club holds ongoing meetings every Wednesday at 6 pm. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

In New Haven, tonight, Café Nine headline’s Joey Sprinkles.  Wednesday brings another session of Words & Music. On Thursday, it’s The Quest, Jonsey, Shy, and more. Friday’s Happy Hour a Mike Damico Birthday Bash with Kriss Santala and Lonesome Billy Calash, followed by the late show with Goodnight Blue Moon, and Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, and the late show headlines Satanicide, appearing with The Zambonis and The Hymans. The Sunday Buzz Matinee is a St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser with John McMillan, and the evening show’s got Elison Jackson, Cape Coma, and Shakeout.. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra comes your way on Tuesday nights. The Community Blues Jam happens on Wednesday nights and this week’s session will be hosted by Gene Donaldson. It’s Liviu’s Invitational at Sally’s on Thursday, and on Friday Loups Garou (Lu-Ga-Ru) takes the stage. It’s blues, R&B, soul, and more on Saturday with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/



The Hartford Mindfulness Center hosts Mindfulness Meditation After Work every Wednesday at 6:15 pm at their Farmington Avenue location.  www.facebook.com/pg/hartfordmindfulnesscenter

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford presents Maniacal Violator, Epilepsia, Epicdemia, and Heir of Fire on Thursday. On Saturday, it’s Winter Metal with Kaos Reign, Casting Shadows, and more. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Space Bacon, Airlooms and more on Friday. On Saturday, they headline Jacob Sartorius with the Left Me Hangin’ Rout, along with Zach Clayton, Hayden Summerall, and Luna Blaise. On Sunday, it’s Boombox with The Western Voodoo Tour. www.toadsplace.com

Infinity Hall Norfolk presents The Balkun Brothers & Lespecial this Thursday night. Friday, The Guy Davis Trio takes the stage at Infinity Norfolk. Saturday, They’ve got Kick an INXS tribute band.  Infinity Hartford brings you Changes in Latitude, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, on Friday and on Saturday, it’s Riders on the Storm, a Doors Tribute Band. On Sunday you can catch The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue. www.infinityhall.com

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts invites you to explore the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, with classes starting Saturday at noon at World Music Hall. Children ages 7 to 14 can learn the music of Indonesia. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Mac 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op in Middletown hosts Fred Carroll who presents The Collections, a display of his artistic comics and shares commentary on life, politic, and more, Saturday at 7 pm. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Manic Presents brings Deerhoof, Palm, and Olivia Neutron-John to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden on Saturday. On Sunday, it’s the Milky Change: Blossom Tour, along with Lewis Capaldi, at The College Street Music Hall in New Haven. www.manicpresents.com

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, That’s Weird, of strange objects connected to our state’s material culture, happening every Saturday. Details at www.chs.org


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


Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “The Florida Project,” about a family in a budget motel near Disney World, and “The Light of the Moon,” about a Latina architect in Brooklyn dealing with a sexual assault, through Thursday. Also continuing is “In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts),” a German film about a mother who loses her child in a Neo-Nazi bomb attack. The weekend openings include “Django,” about a jazz guitarist in Nazi-occupied Paris, and “Rebels on Pointe,” a documentary about the drag group Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “Loving Vincent,” an animated feature about the iconic artist, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Heat and Dust,” a restored James Ivory film about a woman’s trip to India to learn about her scandalous aunt. The Bolshoi Ballet matinee series on Sunday presents “Romeo and Juliet.” Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/


Now, here’s a rundown of our Tuesday night lineup on air here at WESU.

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for nearly three hours of 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 8pm, The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry offers a weekly dose of live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-10pm it’s The Test Patterns Show with Chaim O'Brien-Blumenthal

At 10pm it’s WES Sports and beyond with DJ Steve..

At midnight stay tuned for Jenny C’s hour of Soul Gospel music.

From 11-2am its Back down the Bayou from pacifica

Maximum Rock and Roll Radio takes over with an hour of loud rock and roll from 2-3am

at 3am M-Th  we'll rebroadcast the day's noon-time run of Democracy Now! from Pacifica

at 4am we bring you BBC's world report before we kick off our Tuesday morning programming with
Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown!


Now stay tuned for Acoustic Blender, up next!


Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday 01-15-18 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, January 15th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Happy MLK Junior Day. 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us.

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts their usual Anything Goes Open Mic & Moments of Gratitude tonight with Rob & Terri.  There’s Empowering Yoga on Tuesday afternoon, with Laughter Yoga and a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing in the evening. It’s Kanaha Yoga on Wednesday morning. On Thursday, they’ve got Shaking the Tree, a Gong and Sound Meditation. On Friday, enjoy blues, psychedelic guitar, and more with Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation happens on Saturday morning, and a Teen Open Mic at 3 pm. The evening show brings you Ringrose & Freeman, with Celtic offerings, fiddling, and more. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday morning. Enjoy the art exhibit, Mystic Collages, by featured artist Flo Bartosiak, throughout the month. www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven, Café Nine’s Manic Mondays brings you The Sea The Sea, and This Frontier Needs Heros. On Tuesday, they headline Joey Sprinkles.  Wednesday brings another session of Words & Music. On Thursday, it’s The Quest, Jonsey, Shy, and more. Friday’s Happy Hour a Mike Damico Birthday Bash with Kriss Santala and Lonesome Billy Calash, followed by the late show with Goodnight Blue Moon, and Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, and the late show headlines Satanicide, appearing with The Zambonis and The Hymans. The Sunday Buzz Matinee is a St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser with John McMillan, and the evening show’s got Elison Jackson, Cape Coma, and Shakeout.. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s Jazz Mondays with the Oleg Butman Trio. Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra comes your way Tuesday night. The Community Blues Jam happens on Wednesday with guest Gene Donaldson. It’s Liviu’s Invitational on Thursday, and on Friday Loups Garou (Lu-Ga-Ru) takes the stage. It’s blues, R&B, soul, and more on Saturday with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At the Russell Library in Middletown, Middlesex Hospital continues the Tobacco Cessation Workshop on Tuesday at 11 am, with Origami in the evening. The Girls Who Code Club holds ongoing meetings every Wednesday at 6 pm. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org


The Hartford Mindfulness Center hosts Mindfulness Meditation After Work every Wednesday at 6:15 pm at their Farmington Avenue location.  www.facebook.com/pg/hartfordmindfulnesscenter
Cherry St. Station in Wallingford presents Maniacal Violator, Epilepsia, Epicdemia, and Heir of Fire on Thursday. On Saturday, it’s Winter Metal with Kaos Reign, Casting Shadows, and more. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Space Bacon, Airlooms and more on Friday. On Saturday, they headline Jacob Sartorius with the Left Me Hangin’ Rout, along with Zach Clayton, Hayden Summerall, and Luna Blaise. On Sunday, it’s Boombox with The Western Voodoo Tour. www.toadsplace.com

Infinity Hall brings you Changes in Latitude, America’s Premier Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, on Friday. On Saturday, it’s Riders on the Storm, the Ultimate Doors Tribute Band. On Sunday you can catch The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue. www.infinityhall.com

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts invites you to explore the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, with classes starting Saturday at noon at World Music Hall. Children ages 7 to 14 can learn the music of Indonesia. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Mac 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op in Middletown hosts Fred Carroll who presents The Collections, a display of his artistic comics and shares commentary on life, politic, and more, Saturday at 7 pm. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Manic Presents brings Deerhoof, Palm, and Olivia Neutron-John to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden on Saturday. On Sunday, it’s the Milky Change: Blossom Tour, along with Lewis Capaldi, at The College Street Music Hall in New Haven. www.manicpresents.com

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, That’s Weird, of strange objects connected to our state’s material culture, happening every Saturday. Details at www.chs.org


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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “The Florida Project,” about a family in a budget motel near Disney World, and “The Light of the Moon,” about a Latina architect in Brooklyn dealing with a sexual assault, through Thursday. Also continuing is “In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts),” a German film about a mother who loses her child in a Neo-Nazi bomb attack. The weekend openings include “Django,” about a jazz guitarist in Nazi-occupied Paris, and “Rebels on Pointe,” a documentary about the drag group Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “Loving Vincent,” an animated feature about the iconic artist, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Heat and Dust,” a restored James Ivory film about a woman’s trip to India to learn about her scandalous aunt. The Bolshoi Ballet matinee series on Sunday presents “Romeo and Juliet.” Check the website for full schedule and screening times.
http://www.cinestudio.org/


Now here’s a rundown of tonight’s program hereon WESU

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry until 6pm.



At 6pm it's time for 75% Folk with Michael Benson for a mix of contemporary folk, blues, jazz and acoustic music. Occasional live interviews.



from 8-9:30pm  Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis offers the best in vintage and contemporary funk, soul, jazz, reggae, dub, afro and Latin dance floor grooves.





at 9:30pm Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan offers Music from the 1950s & 1960's as well as LIVE requests, TV Trivia, and more.



Hits of the 60s and 70s with Jimmy Z takes over from 11-12:30am Playing billboard hot 100 hits of the 60's and 70's



from 12:30-1:30am stay tuned for up front Soul with Sanguine fromage.



At 1:30 it’s spoiler alert radio.



from 2-3am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald takes you on a tour across borders and genres.



and at 3am  we'll rebroadcast the day's noon-time run of Democracy Now! from Pacifica



at 4am we bring you BBC's world report before we kick off our Tuesday morning programming with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.





That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown!






Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday's Jive 01-12-18

Good evening, it's Friday, January 12th, 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.
Tonight at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, you can enjoy the folk duo, The Promise is Hope. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation happens Saturday morning. The rhythm and voice trio, Indigo Soul, takes the Buttonwood Tree stage Saturday afternoon. On Sunday evening it’s the NEAR and Far Storytellers, and The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday mornings.  All Month you can enjoy the art exhibit, Mystic Collages, by featured artist Flo Bartosiak. Details @ buttonwood.org

The Russell Library in Middletown is closed on Sunday and Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday. Details @ russelllibrary.org

The 2nd Friday Swing and Blues Dance hosted by JC Noble takes place beginning at 7:30pm at Vinnie’s Jump & Jive, Main St., Middletown. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

The Mac 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op in Middletown hosts Fat Randy on Saturday. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

New Haven’s Café Nine Friday 5pm Happy Hour performance features Lynn Malavolte, and the night’s main event features The Refectory, Hylda, Sullust, and Stone Titan. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends, and the late show headlines Will Dailey, appearing with Ayrhill. The Sunday Buzz Matinee is a Songwriter Series with Chris Berardo and more, and the evening show is Sex Beat with DJ Kid Congo Powers.Details @ cafenine.com

In Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight they have singer/songwriter Pat O’Shea and his band. It’s blues and more on Saturday with Kosher Kid & The Incredible Amplifires. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, it’s Riders On The Storm, The Electric Lady Band, Little Us, and more. And on the Lilly’s Pad stage you can catch the Too Far Promo Show. They’ve got Opus’ Blizzard B-Day Bash on Saturday featuring Fatal Portrait, Earth, and Jasta, along with Metal Karaoke and Soldiers of Solace in Lilly’s Pad. Details @ toadsplace.com

The Hartford Jazz Society offers a comprehensive list, chock full of weekly events featuring jazz. Details @ hartfordjazzsociety.com   

Infinity Hall brings you Americana, country and more with Neko Case tonight, appearing with Mt. Joy. On Saturday, they’ve got Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones Tribute Band. Details @ infinityhall.com

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford hosts Brandon Mabry’s Birthday Bash on Saturday with Slip & Fall, Matt and the Marauders, Honch, and more. Details @ facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

Manic Presents is at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven this weekend. Tonight, it’s Guster, Mates of State, and The Zambonis, and on Saturday you can catch Rebelution, Raging Fyah, and DJ Mackle. Details @ manicpresents.com

At the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown, the NAACP Youth Committee presents a workshop for high school students, Writing the College Essay, Saturday at 9 am. They’re hosting a CT Writing Groups Meetup on Sunday at noon, for writers looking for critique partners, writing groups, and beta readers. Details @ wesleyanrjjulia.com

The Middlesex Music Academy in Middletown offers ukulele classes for both beginners and intermediates on Saturdays, led by Karen Hogg. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

Artists for World Peace brings their 6X6 PEACE Wall to Bethany this Saturday from 1 to 4 pm at the Clark Memorial Library. Artists are invited to create a canvas, or come to purchase one. Proceeds support the Native Eyes Project. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

It’s Second Saturdays for Families this week at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, offering free admission, music, and more. Details @ thewadsworth.org

Congregation Adath Israel in Middletown hosts “A Jewish A Cappella Concert – Elephants & Towels” featuring the groups Magevet and Shir Appeal on Sunday at 1pm at the synagogue at 8 Broad St. The event is free and open to the public. Details @ 860.346.4709

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit of strange objects connected to our state’s material culture, That’s Weird, happening every Saturday. Details @ chs.org

And, here's our rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues The Florida Project, about a family in a budget motel near Disney World and Loving Vincent is the weekend matinee. The other matinee feature is Battle of the Sexes, the tennis battle between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Opening today at 5:15 is In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts), a German film about a mother who loses her child in a neo-Nazi bomb attack. Details & screening times @ realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is screening “Murder on the Orient Express” tonight and Saturday, with an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz and Dame Judi Dench. On Sunday they reprise “Loving Vincent,” an animated feature about the iconic artist. Details & screening times @ 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 Babe and Beth expounding on that Wesleyan music scene.

And from 6:30-7pm catch 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 Sista Queen T - offering 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.

Bridging the night to the morning hours, from 11:30pm to 12:30am you’ll have An A and a B with DJ N following the premise that every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.

From 12:30pm until 3am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering the best urban contemporary, hip hop, and traditional gospel music on the planet!

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 theBBC World News - a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Pacifica.

Staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am it’sthe 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


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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday 01-11-18 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday January 11th. 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 Ben Michael, thanks for listening! Now, here’s a rundown of some cultural and entertaining events happening in our region this week.

Here in Middletown tonight, The Mac 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op on Main St hosts Edgar Clinks, Eddie Golden III, Lady Queen Paradise, and Queer Choir on for a 7 pm show. Fat Randy appears at the MAC on Saturday. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/


In New Haven, tonight/ Thursday at Café nine, it’s Mark Daniel & The Free Radicals, Daniela Cardillo, and Passing Strange. Friday’s 5pm Happy Hour performance features Lynn Malavolte, and the Friday night main event features The Refectory, Hylda, Sullust, and Stone Titan. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends, and the Saturday late show headlines Will Dailey, appearing with Ayrhill. The Sunday Buzz Matinee at Café Nine is a Songwriter Series with Chris Berardo and more, and the evening show is Sex Beat with DJ Kid Congo Powers. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, you can catch Liviu’s Invitational and on Friday singer/songwriter Pat O’Shea and his band take the stage. It’s blues and more on Saturday with Kosher Kid & The Incredible Amplifires.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

On Friday at The Buttonwood in Middletown, you can enjoy the folk duo, The Promise is Hope. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation happens on Saturday morning. The rhythm and voice trio, Indigo Soul, takes the Buttonwood Tree stage Saturday afternoon. The NEAR and Far Storytellers are at the Buttonwood Sunday evening, and The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday mornings.  All Month you can enjoy the art exhibit, Mystic Collages, by featured artist Flo Bartosiak. www.buttonwood.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven on Friday, it’s Riders On The Storm, The Electric Lady Band, Little Us, and more. On the Lilly’s Pad stage Friday night you can catch the Too Far Promo Show. They’ve got Opus’ Blizzard B-Day Bash on Saturday featuring Fatal Portrait, EARTH, and JASTA, along with Metal Karaoke and Soldiers of Solace in Lilly’s Pad. www.toadsplace.com

Infinity Hall brings you Americana, country and more with Neko Case on Friday, appearing with Mt. Joy. On Saturday, they’ve got Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones Tribute Band. www.infinityhall.com

Manic Presents is at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven this weekend. On Friday, it’s Guster, Mates of State, and The Zambonis, and on Saturday you can catch Rebelution, Raging Fyah, and DJ Mackle. www.manicpresents.com


At the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown, the NAACP Youth Committee presents a workshop for high school students, Writing the College Essay, Saturday at 9 am. They’re hosting a CT Writing Groups Meetup on Sunday at noon, for writers looking for critique partners, writing groups, and beta readers. Details at www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

The Middlesex Music Academy in Middletown offers ukulele classes for both beginners and intermediates on Saturdays, led by Karen Hogg. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

Artists for World Peace brings their 6X6 PEACE Wall to Bethany this Saturday from 1 to 4 pm at the Clark Memorial Library. Artists are invited to create a canvas, or come to purchase one. Proceeds support the Native Eyes Project. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

It’s Second Saturdays for Families this week at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, offering free admission, music, and more. www.thewadsworth.org

The Palace Theater in Waterbury presents the legendary soul/funk group Kool and The Gang live on stage Saturday night. http://www.palacetheaterct.org/

In Hartford Saturday night, Hartford native and renowned bass guitarist Doug Wimbish teams up with members of Kung Fu and the Breakfast to mine the deep grooves of the music of the Grateful Dead as “Steal Your Funk” live on stage at Arch Street Tavern, t 10 p.m.  www.archstreettavern.com

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, That’s Weird, of strange objects connected to our state’s material culture, happening every Saturday. Details at www.chs.org

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford hosts Brandon Mabry’s Birthday Bash on Saturday with Slip & Fall, Matt and the Marauders, Honch, and more. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “The Florida Project,” about a family in a budget motel near Disney World, and “The Light of the Moon,” about a Latina architect in Brooklyn dealing with a sexual assault, through Thursday. The afternoon movie is “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” about a perfect family encountering a past secret. On Friday they open “In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts),” a German film about a mother who loses her child in a Neo-Nazi bomb attack. The weekend opening is “Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming,” an animated film about a Canadian poet performing in Iran. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “Faces Places,” a French documentary about a photographer and his giant portrait, through tonight/Wednesday. Thursday’s CT OutFilm series offering is “God’s Own Country.” They’re screening “Murder on the Orient Express” on Friday and Saturday, with an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz and Dame Judi Dench. On Sunday they reprise “Loving Vincent,” an animated feature about the iconic artist. Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Now, here’s a rundown of our thur night lineup on air here at WESU:

Right after the Jive, Stick around for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, the award winning Music Show-that features Connecticut connected artists with information about live shows in the area.

From 6:30-8pm stay tuned for Imagine with Karen Stein offering Peace through music! Featuring the best music from around the world and around the block!

at 8:00pm its time for Evening Jazz with Bill Denert featuring A broad range of swing, bebop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

at 9:30 it’s Crispix with Chris, from indie rock to folk to electronic and more, Chris picks whatever he's feeling this week to share with you.

At 11pm, Franco keeping the music going until 3am with his mix of dance music from the 70s & 80s

From 3-4am we’ll rebroadcast todays’ noontime episode of Democracy now!
Otto Nation

At 4am We bring you the BBC World Report and we kick of weekdays with Morning Edition from NPR From 59am.


That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Thanks for joining us and Stay tuned for a stiff does of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, up next.