Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday's Jive

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

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

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

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight it’s a High Vibe Groove Jam with Cin Ta Mani (pronounced chin TA mani). Friday, the Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to the Buttonwood. Saturday morning at 10:30, Annaita Gandhy hosts here weekly Aligned with Source workshop. Saturday night at 8, La Hot Jazz performs tunes from the Great American Songbook at The Buttonwood. 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. Later, from 3 to 5 Sunday evening, renowned jazz pianists, composers and educators Jen Allen and Noah Baerman bring their new group, Trio 149, featuring Jen on piano, Noah on synthesizer, and Jonathan Barber on drums, to the Buttonwood. This performance celebrates the recent publication of Sitting In: Jazz Piano, a new instructional book co-authored by Jen and Noah. Details about all events are at www.buttonwood.org  


Tonight evening at 7, the veterans’ writing group meets at Russell Library on Broad Street. www.russelllibrary.org.

In New Haven tonight, at Cafe Nine, you can cath  Frenchy and The Punk, along with The Suitcase Junket, to the Café Nine stage. Friday, it’s Ceschi and Anonymous Inc; Political Animals; and Tommy V.; among others. Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 features the George Baker Band, followed at 9 by Rude Boy George, The Clams and Someone You Can Xray. The Original Sunday Night Jam is with The Langley Project.www.cafenine.com.

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight brings Rae Sremmurd. Friday, it’s night one of Kung Fu & Friends, presenting Steely Dan’s “The Royal Scam,” with Steely Dan members Jon Herington and Bernard Purdie. Also performing will be Consider the Source and Gubbulidis, featuring Mihali & Zdenek of Twiddle. Friday at Toad’s, it’s the Joyful Giving Holiday Soiree, featuring Paris, Cary Liptak, Ricky Alan Draughn, and Kyle Serniak. Admission to the show includes a donation to ConnCan, an educational advocacy group, plus holiday themed treats. Cocktail attire is requested. Saturday brings night two of Kung Fu & Friends to Toad’s, with Twiddle and Cosmic Dust Bunnies.www.toadsplace.com for more.


In Hartford, at Infinity Hall, tonight brings The Wizards of Winter: A Trans Siberian Orchestra Experience to the stage. Friday, it’s Judy Collins, who will also perform at Infinity Hall’s Norfolk venue on Saturday. Saturday’s Hartford performance is by Albert Cummings. Sunday brings Jen Lowe and the Super Sensitive Dude-A-Palooza to Infinity Hall in Hartford. Details about all shows at www.infinityhall.com.



Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on  Friday brings a Phish tribute to Café Nine, with 7 Below. Saturday, The Curl Daddys , a California-styled surf band, recreates a time of hot rods, bikinis and fun in the sun. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Manic Productions presents various shows at area venues this week. Friday, We Are the In Crowd, with Nick Santino of A Rocket to the Moon, comes to The Space in Hamden.  Also on Friday, Manic productions presents The Slackers, with Mephiskapheles and Jesse Wagner (of the Aggrolites) for a night of Ska at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Sunday, Anthony Raneri (of Bayside), along with Wolves at Bay, performs at The Space. Details at www.manicproductions.com.


Looking for something different to do with the family the weekend before Christmas? On Friday evening at 7 and on Saturday at noon and 4, ArtFarm’s Circophony brings Circus on the High Seas to the Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown. In this display of teen talent, sailors are clowns, pirates dance on stilts, an octopus juggles, sea creatures dive through hoops and the mermaids are contortionists. Details atwww.arts2go.org.

Saturday brings the final opportunity to enjoy Middletown’s Holiday on Main Street, drawing young and old downtown to celebrate the holiday season for more than 25 years now. With a variety of entertainment every week ranging from free horse and carriage rides to Santa Claus, there is certainly something for everyone. Details at www.arts2go.org.

Saturday night in East Hampton at Higher Ground Coffee House and Gallery it giggle juice! The show starts at 8PM.

On Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., the "Journey Writer's Workshop," a talented group of writers, playwrights, poets, singers and actors showcase their gifts at Sweet Harmony Café & Bakery, 330 Main St., Middletown. www.sweetharmoneycafe.us.

Also on Sunday, at 5, the Greater Middletown Chorale, backed by the New Haven Symphony, performs Handel’s Messiah at the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown. Details at gmchorale.yolasite.com.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
 
Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of the Swedish Film Force Majeure though Thursday. Also continuing on the screen at Real Art Ways through Thursday is British Arrows Awards — an eclectic mix of mini-dramas, wit, and innovation. Friday begins a run of Awake: The Life of Yogananda, an unconventional biography of  an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Saturday and Sunday bring a showing of The Tale of Princess Kaguya, in which a mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. www.realartways.com

Tonight Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, ends their run of it’s Keep on Keepin’ On, a documentary about a student/mentor relationship. Wednesday, in an alternative holiday tradition at Cinestudio, the run of Samsara begins. It’s a mesmerizing non-verbal visual experience celebrating the diversity and inter-connectedness of life on Earth, shot in 100 locations and 25 countries. Samsara - a Sanskrit word meaning the ever turning wheel of life - was made, according to director Ron Fricke, to “delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity’s relationship to the eternal.” Sunday afternoon’s screening  at 12:55 is of a live performance by the Bolshoi Ballet of The Nutcracker.  That’s followed at 4 and 7:30 by It’s a Wonderful Life, running through Christmas Eve. Showtimes and other details are at 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:
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


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12-16-14 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, Dec. 16th 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.
Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight you can participate in their 6pm Laughter Yoga session and vegetarian potluck. Tomorrow/Wednesday at 7, it’s the Middlesex Drum Circle. Thursday at the Buttonwood Tree, it’s a High Vibe Groove Jam with Cin Ta Mani (pronounced chin TA mani). Friday, the Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to the Buttonwood. Saturday morning at 10:30, Annaita Gandhy hosts here weekly Aligned with Source workshop. Saturday night at 8, La Hot Jazz performs tunes from the Great American Songbook at The Buttonwood. 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. Later, from 3 to 5 Sunday evening, renowned jazz pianists, composers and educators Jen Allen and Noah Baerman bring their new group, Trio 149, featuring Jen on piano, Noah on synthesizer, and Jonathan Barber on drums, to the Buttonwood. This performance celebrates the recent publication of Sitting In: Jazz Piano, a new instructional book co-authored by Jen and Noah. Details about all events are at www.buttonwood.org  

In New Haven tonight, at Cafe Nine, you can cath Natalie Tuttle and The Moonshine Players. Tomorrow/Wednesday, it’s the Kings and Queens of East Rock Christmas Party. Thursday brings Frenchy and The Punk, along with The Suitcase Junket, to the Café Nine stage. Friday, it’s Ceschi and Anonymous Inc; Political Animals; and Tommy V.; among others. Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 features the George Baker Band, followed at 9 by Rude Boy George, The Clams and Someone You Can Xray. The Original Sunday Night Jam is with The Langley Project.www.cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights you can catch Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, working out new material. The Weekly Wednesday night Blackeyed Sally’s Blues Jam is hosted by Tim McDonald this week. Friday brings a Phish tribute to Café Nine, with 7 Below. Saturday, The Curl Daddys , a California-styled surf band, recreates a time of hot rods, bikinis and fun in the sun. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Manic Productions presents various shows at area venues this week. Tomorrow/Wednesday, The Box Tiger, along with Atrina and Dangerous Animals, comes to Bar in New Haven. Friday, We Are the In Crowd, with Nick Santino of A Rocket to the Moon, comes to The Space in Hamden.  Also on Friday, Manic productions presents The Slackers, with Mephiskapheles and Jesse Wagner (of the Aggrolites) for a night of Ska at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Sunday, Anthony Raneri (of Bayside), along with Wolves at Bay, performs at The Space. Details at www.manicproductions.com.

On Wednesday evening at 7, Middletown Scottish Country Dancers host classes at First Church on Court Street. Partners not necessary, but soft-soled shoes are recommended. Information by calling Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278.

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Thursday brings Rae Sremmurd. Friday, it’s night one of Kung Fu & Friends, presenting Steely Dan’s “The Royal Scam,” with Steely Dan members Jon Herington and Bernard Purdie. Also performing will be Consider the Source and Gubbulidis, featuring Mihali & Zdenek of Twiddle. Friday at Toad’s, it’s the Joyful Giving Holiday Soiree, featuring Paris, Cary Liptak, Ricky Alan Draughn, and Kyle Serniak. Admission to the show includes a donation to ConnCan, an educational advocacy group, plus holiday themed treats. Cocktail attire is requested. Saturday brings night two of Kung Fu & Friends to Toad’s, with Twiddle and Cosmic Dust Bunnies.www.toadsplace.com for more.

Back up in Hartford, at Infinity Hall, Thursday brings The Wizards of Winter: A Trans Siberian Orchestra Experience to the stage. Friday, it’s Judy Collins, who will also perform at Infinity Hall’s Norfolk venue on Saturday. Saturday’s Hartford performance is by Albert Cummings. Sunday brings Jen Lowe and the Super Sensitive Dude-A-Palooza to Infinity Hall in Hartford. Details about all shows at www.infinityhall.com.

Thursday evening at 7, the veterans’ writing group meets at Russell Library on Broad Street. www.russelllibrary.org.

Looking for something different to do with the family the weekend before Christmas? On Friday evening at 7 and on Saturday at noon and 4, ArtFarm’s Circophony brings Circus on the High Seas to the Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown. In this display of teen talent, sailors are clowns, pirates dance on stilts, an octopus juggles, sea creatures dive through hoops and the mermaids are contortionists. Details atwww.arts2go.org.

Saturday brings the final opportunity to enjoy Middletown’s Holiday on Main Street, drawing young and old downtown to celebrate the holiday season for more than 25 years now. With a variety of entertainment every week ranging from free horse and carriage rides to Santa Claus, there is certainly something for everyone. Details at www.arts2go.org.

On Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., the "Journey Writer's Workshop," a talented group of writers, playwrights, poets, singers and actors showcase their gifts at Sweet Harmony Café & Bakery, 330 Main St., Middletown. www.sweetharmoneycafe.us.

Also on Sunday, at 5, the Greater Middletown Chorale, backed by the New Haven Symphony, performs Handel’s Messiah at the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown. Details at gmchorale.yolasite.com.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
 
 Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of the Swedish Film Force Majeure though Thursday. Also continuing on the screen at Real Art Ways through Thursday is British Arrows Awards — an eclectic mix of mini-dramas, wit, and innovation. Friday begins a run of Awake: The Life of Yogananda, an unconventional biography of  an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Saturday and Sunday bring a showing of The Tale of Princess Kaguya, in which a mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. www.realartways.com

Tonight Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, ends their run of it’s Keep on Keepin’ On, a documentary about a student/mentor relationship. Wednesday, in an alternative holiday tradition at Cinestudio, the run of Samsara begins. It’s a mesmerizing non-verbal visual experience celebrating the diversity and inter-connectedness of life on Earth, shot in 100 locations and 25 countries. Samsara - a Sanskrit word meaning the ever turning wheel of life - was made, according to director Ron Fricke, to “delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity’s relationship to the eternal.” Sunday afternoon’s screening  at 12:55 is of a live performance by the Bolshoi Ballet of The Nutcracker.  That’s followed at 4 and 7:30 by It’s a Wonderful Life, running through Christmas Eve. Showtimes and other details are at 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 an early starting 3 hr special episode of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for 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! Tonight Bill Will give away tickets to see Joan Osborne at infinity Hall in Hartford.

At 8pm  stay tuned for 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.
                      
After that DJ Otto nation switched into holiday music mode for an eclectic and even wacky mix of holiday tunes you won’t hear anywhere else!

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

2014 marks 75 years of community radio that matters from WESU-FM and we need listeners to help us get our annual Winter Holiday Pledge Drive off the air.  If you value the service we provide, then please make a donation to help us stay in business!  You can make that donation online atwww.wesufm.org

And that's all for today's Jive at Five.  Thanks for listening! Now stay tuned for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!


Monday, December 15, 2014

12/15/14 Jive



Good evening, it's Monday, Dec. 15th, the Ides of December!, 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 Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith. Tomorrow’s show is the second half of a series on hyper incarceration. Att’y Brian Moran, author of The Justice Imperative, will be my guest, offering perspective on this largely undiscussed economic and social justice issue.

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

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight at 8 brings Moments of Gratitude. Tomorrow (Tues.) at 6 it's Laughter Yoga, with a vegetarian potluck. Wednesday at 7, it’s the Middlesex Drum Circle. Thursday at the Buttonwood Tree, it’s a High Vibe Groove Jam with Cin Ta Mani (pronounced chin TA mani) with high-energy smoothies and other treats by Kale-Yum for sale. Friday, the Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to the Buttonwood. Saturday morning at 10:30, the Aligned with Source workshop, hosted by Annaita Gandhy, takes place. Saturday night at 8, La Hot Jazz performs The Great American Songbook. 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. Later, from 3 to 5, renowned jazz pianists, composers and educators Jen Allen and Noah Baerman bring their new group, Trio 149,  featuring Jen on piano, Noah on synthesizer, and Jonathan Barber on drums, to the Buttonwood. This performance celebrates the recent publication of Sitting In: Jazz Piano, a new instructional book co-authored by Jen and Noah. Details about all events are at www.buttonwood.org 

In New Haven tonight, at Cafe Nine,  it’s the Comedy Simulator at 8. Tomorrow (Tues.) brings Natalie Tuttle and The Moonshine Players. Wednesday, it’s the Kings and Queens of East Rock Christmas Party. Thursday brings Frenchy and The Punk, along with The Suitcase Junket, to the Café Nine stage. Friday, it’s Ceschi and Anonymous Inc; Political Animals; and Tommy V.; among others. Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 features the George Baker Band, followed at 9 by Rude Boy George, The Clams and Someone You Can Xray. The Original Sunday Night Jam is with The Langley Project. www.cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight’s Jazz Monday’s featured artists are Atla & Matt DeChamplain. Tomorrow (Tues.), Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s blues jam is with Tim McDonald. Friday brings a Phish tribute to Café Nine, with 7 Below. Saturday, The Curl Daddys , a California-styled surf band, recreates a time of hot rods, bikinis and fun in the sun. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Manic Productions presents various shows at area venues this week. Wednesday, The Box Tiger, along with Atrina and Dangerous Animals, comes to Bar in New Haven. Friday, We Are the In Crowd, with Nick Santino of A Rocket to the Moon, comes to The Space in Hamden.  Also on Friday, The Slackers, with Mephiskapheles and Jesse Wagner (of the Aggrolites), come to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Sunday, Anthony Raneri (of Bayside), along with Wolves at Bay, performs at The Space. Details at www.manicproductions.com.

On Wednesday evening at 7, Middletown Scottish Country Dancers host classes at First Church on Court Street. Partners not necessary, but soft-soled shoes are recommended. Information by calling Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278.

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Thursday brings Rae Sremmurd. Friday, it’s night one of Kung Fu & Friends, presenting Steely Dan’s “The Royal Scam,” with Steely Dan members Jon Herington and Bernard Purdie. Also performing will be Consider the Source and Gubbulidis, featuring Mihali & Zdenek of Twiddle. Friday at Toad’s, it’s the Joyful Giving Holiday Soiree, featuring Paris, Cary Liptak, Ricky Alan Draughn, and Kyle Serniak. Admission to the show includes a donation to ConnCan, an educational advocacy group, plus holiday themed treats. Cocktail attire is requested. Saturday brings night two of Kung Fu & Friends to Toad’s, with Twiddle and Cosmic Dust Bunnies. www.toadsplace.com for more.

Back up in Hartford, at Infinity Hall, Thursday brings The Wizards of Winter: A Trans Siberian Orchestra Experience to the stage. Friday, it’s Judy Collins, who will also perform at Infinity Hall’s Norfolk venue on Saturday. Saturday’s Hartford performance is by Albert Cummings. Sunday brings Jen Lowe and the Super Sensitive Dude-A-Palooza to Infinity Hall in Hartford. Details about all shows at www.infinityhall.com.

Thursday evening at 7, the veterans’ writing group meets at Russell Library on Broad Street. www.russelllibrary.org.

Looking for something different to do with the family the weekend before Christmas? On Friday evening at 7 and on Saturday at noon and 4, ArtFarm’s Circophony brings Circus on the High Seas to the Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown. In this display of teen talent, sailors are clowns, pirates dance on stilts, an octopus juggles, sea creatures dive through hoops and the mermaids are contortionists. Details at www.arts2go.org.

Saturday brings the final opportunity to enjoy Middletown’s Holiday on Main Street, drawing young and old downtown to celebrate the holiday season for more than 25 years now. With a variety of entertainment every week ranging from free horse and carriage rides to Santa Claus, there is certainly something for everyone. Details at www.arts2go.org.

On Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., the "Journey Writer's Workshop," a talented group of writers, playwrights, poets, singers and actors showcase their gifts at Sweet Harmony Café & Bakery, 330 Main St., Middletown. www.sweetharmoneycafe.us.

Also on Sunday, at 5, the Greater Middletown Chorale, backed by the New Haven Symphony, performs Handel’s Messiah at the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown. Details at gmchorale.yolasite.com.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
 
At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight, it’s Improv’d Cinema, in which the Sea Tea Improv troupe fixes up another bad movie. In the spirit of the holidays, they’ll secretly pick five of the worst festive flicks they can find; the audience will vote on which one to play; then the sound will be muted so Sea Tea Improv can dramatically improve the terrible film by voicing over the entire movie on the spot. Friday begins a run of Awake: The Life of Yogananda, an unconventional biography of  an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Saturday and Sunday bring a showing of The Tale of Princess Kaguya, in which a mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. www.realartways.com.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, tonight and tomorrow (Tues.), it’s Keep on Keepin’ On, a documentary about a student/mentor relationship. Wednesday, in an alternative holiday tradition at Cinestudio, the run of Samsara begins. It’s a mesmerizing non-verbal visual experience celebrating the diversity and inter-connectedness of life on Earth, shot in 100 locations and 25 countries. Samsara - a Sanskrit word meaning the ever turning wheel of life - was made, according to director Ron Fricke, to “delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity’s relationship to the eternal.” Sunday afternoon’s screening  at 12:55 is of a live performance by the Bolshoi Ballet of The Nutcracker.  That’s followed at 4 and 7:30 by It’s a Wonderful Life, running through Christmas Eve. Showtimes and other details are at www.cinestudio.org.

Now here's a rundown of what's on air on WESU-FM tonight:
5: Afternoon Jazz
6:30-8: 75% Folk
8-9:30: Rumpus Room
9:30 -midnight: Attention Deficit Disk Jockey
12-3: A free form mix of wonderfulness
3:  Maximum Rock and Roll Radio
4: BBC
5: Morning Edition from NPR

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 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 honoring the 75-year legacy of community radio at WESU and supporting our future with a donation during our annual winter holiday pledge drive. Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you!



Friday, December 12, 2014

12-12-14 Jive

Good evening, it's Friday, December 12th, 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us!
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:

Here in Middletown right now, Wesleyan Potters invites you to their café night event featuring extended gallery hours with live music by Jim and Willow Sirch, longtime members of the New Haven-based contra dance band the Fiddleheads. www.Wesleyanpotters.com  

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight brings: Live from Downtown Atlantis, a solo performance meditation with the work of L. Mixashawn Rozie. Tomorrow morning the "Aligned with Source" workshop series continued with this week’s theme, "Being the Medium You Are." Tomorrow/Saturday afternoon at 1 there’s an Ornament Decorating workshop at the Buttonwood.  At 8pm tomorrow night you can catch "An Evening with the Samadi-Keene Duo," with music for guitar, mandolin and piano. On Sunday,  Connecticut Heritage Productions presents "A Child’s Christmas in Wales" at 3 and 7 p.m., featuring Peter Lofredo and John Cappaletti. www.buttonwood.org 

On Sunday’s 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, tonight at Cafe Nine,  you can catch Landing, The Mountain Movers, and Omega Vague. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session at Café Nine will be with Gary Grippo & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents. Sunday’s 3 p.m. show features Lys Guillorn’s Big Little Sunday Show, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with the George Baker Band at 8. . www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven, tonight horror rockers, GWAR bring their Eternal Tour 2014 tour to Toads place, and Toad’s Annual Jazz Christmas Show headlines Marion Meadows tomorrow/Saturday night. www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight’s 9:00 show headlines Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts. Tomorrow/Saturday they bring you the blues stylings of Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood.  www.blackeyedsallys.com
Manic Productions brings Modern Baseball to the The Space in Hamden for a 7:00 show Saturday night. Sunday they bring Semicircle, Shampoo, and Dr. Martino to The Outer Space at Hamden. http://www.manicproductions.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight, Rusted Root to the stage at 8.  Tomorrow/Saturday’s jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli takes the stage. On Sunday they offer Sadie and the Hotheads, fronted by Downton Abbey’s own Elizabeth McGovern. www.infinityhall.com

Holiday on Main St continues this Saturday in Middletown, starting at 10:30 with popcorn and pretzels, hot chocolate, and holiday music. Greet Santa and get free hayrides and trainrides. There’s a decorating workshop, holiday story time, and free doorprizes at selected businesses, as well as an Open House at First Church starting at noon. Details at http://www.holidayonmain.com

At the Russell Library, here in Middletown, The Friends of the Library book sale continues tomorrow/Saturday. The library also presents Roger Ceresi’s All Startz Concert, an 8-piece horn band playing rhythm, blues, and rock and roll. http://www.russelllibrary.org

Saturday also brings the Holiday Healing & Arts Fair to the Starr Mill at the waterfall on Beverly Heights in Middletown from noon to 6pm. Here you can find artists and their work as well as handcrafted jewelry and candles, local honey and more as well as reflexology, readings and healing sessions. You can find this event on facebook.

The Art Guild of Middletown presents its annual December Art Show this Saturday at the Portland Library, 20 Freestone Avenue. There’s an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. http://www.arts2go.org

The Middletown Symphonic Band presents its annual Holiday Concert this Sunday at the South Church in Middletown at 2 p.m. www.middletownsymphonicband.org

The Christmas Candlelight Concert happens this Sunday at First Church in Middletown at 4 p.m. They feature the Senior Choir, Celebration Singers, and Heart in Hand Bell Choir, along with Christmas poems and singing of carols. http://www.arts2go.org

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight, they open "British Arrows Awards," an eclectic mix of commercial creativity, from high-tech extravaganzas to bawdy comedy. Also opening is ‘Art and Craft," a documentary about one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. Both run through the weekend.www.realartways.org

Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, continues thier run of "Gone Girl," starring Ben Afflick and Rosamund Pike. This is a drama surrounding the disappearance in a small Missouri town. www.cinestudio.org.

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

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6pm it’s 
 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 stay tuned for 30 minutes of storytelling direct at our youngest listeners.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee for a mix 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, featuring local and upcoming artists alongside the hit makers, 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 hisNew 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 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 honoring the 75 year legacy of community radio at WESU and supporting our future with a donation during our annual winter holiday pledge drive. Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you! 


Thursday, December 11, 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, December 11th, 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. 


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


At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight brings the monthly Writers Out Loud open mic, co-hosted by Cocomo Rock and Al Bower, Jr. Friday at 7:30 is Live From Downtown Atlantis, a solo performance meditation with the work of L. Mixashawn Rozie. On Saturday morning the "Aligned with Source" workshop series continued with this week’s theme, "Being the Medium You Are."Saturday afternoon at 1 there’s Ornament Decorating. Saturday night at 8 enjoy "An Evening with the Samadi-Keene Duo," with music for guitar, mandolin and piano. On Sunday they present "A Child’s Christmas in Wales" at 3 and 7 p.m., sponsored by Connecticut Heritage Productions and featuring Peter Lofredo and John Cappaletti. www.buttonwood.org 

On Sunday’s 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

At the Russell Library, here in Middletown, tonight at 7 The Veteran’s Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7. There’s a Friends of the Library book sale this Friday and Saturday, and on Saturday they bring you Roger Ceresi’s All Startz Concert, an 8-piece horn band playing rhythm, blues, and rock and roll.http://www.russelllibrary.org


Down in New Haven, tonight at Cafe Nine,  Blessed State, Dead Wives, Loom and Spook the Herd. On Friday they bring Landing, The Mountain Movers, and Omega Vague to the stage at 9. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session will be with Gary Grippo & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents. Sunday’s 3 p.m. show features Lys Guillorn’s Big Little Sunday Show, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with the George Baker Band at 8. . www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven,tonight at Toad’s Place, A Kushmas Vacation featuring Currency, Smoke DZA, Young Roddy, and Tribe Worldwide. On Friday horror rockers, GWAR bring their Eternal Tour 2014 tour to Toads place, and Saturday’s Annual Jazz Christmas Show headlines Marion Meadows.www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts, Connecticut’s "Best Blues Band" in 2011. Saturday they bring you singer/songwriter Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood at 9. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight Manic Productions brings Pearl and the Beard at The Space in Hamden, and Saturday’s feature at The Space is Modern Baseball for a 7:00 show. Sunday they bring Semicircle, Shampoo, and Dr. Martino to The Outer Space at Hamden. http://www.manicproductions.org


At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight 8:00 show is Start Making Sense (A Tribute to the Talking Heads) with HmfO (celebrating the music of Hall & Oates). On Friday they bring the Americana/roots rock band Rusted Root to the stage at 8. Saturday’s featured artist is jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli. On Sunday they offer Sadie and the Hotheads, fronted by Downton Abbey’s own Elizabeth McGovern. www.infinityhall.com

Holiday on Main St continues this Saturday in Middletown, starting at 10:30 with popcorn and pretzels, hot chocolate, and holiday music. Greet Santa and get free hayrides and trainrides. There’s a decorating workshop, holiday story time, and free doorprizes at selected businesses, as well as an Open House at First Church starting at noon. Details at http://www.holidayonmain.com

Saturday brings the Holiday Healing & Arts Fair to the Starr Mill at the waterfall on Beverly Heights in Middletown from noon to 6pm. Here you can find artists and their work as well as handcrafted jewelry and candles, local honey and more as well as reflexology, readings and healing sessions. You can find this event on facebook.


The Art Guild of Middletown presents its annual December Art Show this Saturday at the Portland Library, 20 Freestone Avenue. There’s an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. http://www.arts2go.org

The Middletown Symphonic Band presents its annual Holiday Concert this Sunday at the South Church in Middletown at 2 p.m. www.middletownsymphonicband.org

The Christmas Candlelight Concert happens this Sunday at First Church in Middletown at 4 p.m. They feature the Senior Choir, Celebration Singers, and Heart in Hand Bell Choir, along with Christmas poems and singing of carols. 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 "Pelican Dreams," Emmy-Award-winner Judy Irving’s documentary that follows a California brown pelican from an arrest on the Golden Gate Bridge to care at a rehabilitation facility, continues. Also continuing is "Force Majeure," a Cannes Jury Prize-winning psychodrama about a Swedish family on vacation in the French Alps. Both continue through tonight.

On Friday they open "British Arrows Awards," an eclectic mix of commercial creativity, from high-tech extravaganzas to bawdy comedy. Also opening is ‘Art and Craft," a documentary about one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. Both run through the weekend.www.realartways.org


At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, the run of "The Green Prince," a documentary following the friendship between a Hamas sympathizer and a member of the Israeli security service, ends its run tonight. The run of "Gone Girl," starring Ben Afflick and Rosamund Pike, a drama surrounding the disappearance in a small Missouri town, opens this evening at Cinestudio and continues through the weekend. 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:
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