Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday 11-20-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday November 20th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I’m Maria Johnson, producer and host of "Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith," which is marking its fifth year of coming you every first, third and fifth Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow: a twofer. The first half of the program will be an interview with a Unitarian Universalist minister and a member of her Meriden flock who are providing sanctuary in the church to a would-be deportee from Indonesia. Then we'll talk to the founder of a new movement to resist Trump's plans and policies. It's for young Catholics and it's called The Francis Project. Can't listen live? Find the audio archived tomorrow night at www.reasonablycatholic.com.

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


The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts their Anything Goes Open Mic & Moments of Gratitude tonight with Rob & Terri. It’s empowering yoga on Tuesday afternoon, followed by Laughter Yoga and a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing in the evening. Enjoy New England’s comedy rock band on Friday with The Coconuts. Saturday evening, it’s the Andrew Biagiarelli Trio, along with bluegrass performed by My Girl My Whiskey & Me. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday at 10:30. Enjoy their photography exhibit, Nature’s Wonders Art Show, through the month. www.buttonwood.org

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown invites you to celebrate National Novel Writing Month every Monday in November. Write-ins happen every Monday this month from 6-8 pm. On Friday, they invite you to bring the kids to their Santa Letter Writing Workshop.  www.wesleyanrjjulia.com


In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, they celebrate Manic Mondays with the Ruen Brothers, Kalimur, and Ian Biggs. Tuesday’s bill is The Forest Room, CJ Boyd, and The Singing Tesla Coils. On Wednesday it’s Dean Falcone’s Annual Thanksgiving Vomitorium.  Friday’s Women in Music Happy Hour features Vangie Durst, Alison Farrell and Kelly Kancyr. That’s followed by the 5th annual Black Friday Affair, headlining Sky Swamp Orange, appearing with Paranormal Adam, Drop Kick Pop, and more. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band, and the late show features Ports of Spain, and Jake McKelvie & the Countertops. The Sunday Buzz Matinee has Frank Viele, George Morgio, and Eric Nassau, and they round out the weekend with the George Lesiw Band. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight it’s the usual Jazz Mondays with the Steve Davis Quintet. Every Tuesday, see Michael Palin's Other Orchestra get funky with their take on jazz, R&B, and soul classics. On Wednesday, it’s the Dead & Co. Jam Party featuring The Dead Show cover band. It’s Liviu’s Invitational on Thursday, and on Friday you can enjoy rock ‘n’ soul with Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez. Saturday’s headliner is Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/


At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s the Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. On Wednesday, it’s Deep Banaba Blackout, and Cabin Fever. Friday’s headliner is Chris Webby, appearing with Rook, Rageni, and more. www.toadsplace.com

Manic Presents takes you to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden tonight with The Dustbowl Revival and Goodnight Blue Moon. Saturday’s Ballroom bill has Start Making Sense with a Talking Heads Tribute. On Tuesday, at the College Street Music Hall, they bring you Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebos, and on Friday at College Street it’s Iliza Schlesinger live. www.manicpresents.com


At the Russell Library in Middletown, it’s a short week with Origami on Tuesday evening. On Friday morning, there’s Adult Coloring for Stress Reduction. Check the website for events and offerings for all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford celebrates their Annual Thanksgiving Eve Bash on Weds. And their eighth annual Farquharson Fund event on Friday with a great lineup of heavy metal and loud rock bands to raise funds for the Scott Farquharson Music Scholarship. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Infinity Hall hosts a Thanksgiving buffet on Thursday with two seatings. On Friday, you can enjoy bluegrass and folk with David Rawlings and his band at Infinity Hall Hartford. Singer/songwriter and soul artist Javier Colon takes the stage on Saturday. www.infinityhall.com

Wesleyan Potters in Middletown celebrates their 62nd annual Exhibit and Sale with an Opening Reception on Friday at 5 pm for their “Tools of the Trade” exhibit. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

You can skate for free seven days a week starting on Friday at the Winterfest ice rink at Bushnell Park in Hartford near the Pump House. Details at www.bushnellpark.org

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, Visions/Revisions: The Print Transformed, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Printmaker’s Network of Southern New England. Or check out their new exhibit, That’s Weird, of strange objects connected to our state’s material culture, happening every Saturday. Details at www.chs.org

On a somber note, this Sunday at 2pm at the Buttonwood Tree, there will be a memorial service to Remember, Honor, and Celebrate the life of Viso Ngozi Ãz-Ibo, Poet, family man, and host of Classik Az (sounds like Oz) which broadcast late-night on Saturdays for nearly a decade.  You are invited to remember Viso Ngozi Ãz-Ibo and find meaning in his early exit from our lives. We will resurrect his voice through some of the most significant and powerful recordings he left behind from his WESU radio show and poetry performances. Calling all poets, especially those who knew Viso, please bring a poem or two to share. There will be opportunity for family, friends and acquaintances to share how much Viso meant to all of us and express ourselves in his honor through the spoken word he so dearly loved.  For those who are not able to physically join us, the gathering will be live streaming on Facebook! more at www.wesufm.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run “Loving Vincent,” a painted animation about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, and “Jane,” a documentary about conservationist Jane Goodall, through Wednesday. They also continue “The Square,” a Scandanavian film about a museum curator’s existential crisis.  Weekend screenings and details can be found at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is screening “Victoria and Abdul,” about an unusual friendship of Queen Victoria, all week. National Theatre Live matinee is Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies.” Check the website for full schedule and screening times.  http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:

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

then it's time for The Roar in Politics with DJ Politico who Seeks to dissect the political landscape.

at 6:30 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 lit-mus with DJ midnight milkshake and DJ mos def not features writing submissions and inspired songs

NARRATALK with Miri from 1:30-2am is the talk show about the various types of narratives. Each week, different storytelling techniques found in film, television, and literature will be explored.

RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald takes you on a tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard. from 2-3am

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, up next! 


Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday 11-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Friday November 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 so much for joining us! I hope you’ve had a great week so far.


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

Tonight, at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown it’s a rock fusion with Someone You Can Xray, alongside the roots music of Brian May. The Aligned with Source Workshop happens Saturday morning, and there’s a Teen Open Mic Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening, you can enjoy acoustic folk with Seat of our Pants. On Sunday, John Basinger performs book nine of Paradise Lost, followed by a reception for the November photography art exhibition, Nature’s Wonders. The Hearing Voices Network meets Mondays at 10:30 am. www.buttonwood.org


At the Russell Library in Middletown, tomorrow/Saturday, writers can share their work for National Novel Writing Month from 10 am to 2 pm, and the Authors 06457 series presents Gloria Perry and Treamell Lawrence with their latest books. There’s Yoga in the Hubbard Room on Sunday. www.russelllibrary.org


In New Haven at Café Nine right about now thier Happy Hour features Lynn Malavolte with DW Ditty, and the later tonight José Oyola & The Astronauts, Hnry Flwer, UZOO, and Klokwize share a bill. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, and José Oyola returns in the to Cafe Nine tomorrow evening, along with Salt Cathedral, Tall Juan, and Ani Cordero. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features Rob Lytle, Anne Castellano, Shesaidhesaid, and Dogbite, and they round out the weekend with Deke Dickerson and Nathaniel Hintz taking the stage Sunday night. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight, The Funky Dawgz Brass Band takes the stage.Tomorrow / Saturday it’s blues, Motown, and more with the Blue Devil Bluez. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/


Tonight Manic Presents takes offers This Will Destroy You, and Sannhet. At the College Street Music Hall. Tomorrow/Saturday it’s Silversun Pickups, and Minus The Bear. On Sunday Manic Presents brings Regina Spektor in a Special Solo Performance to The College St Music Hall. www.manicpresents.com

Through Saturday, The Wesleyan University Orchestra performs at Crowell Concert Hall. On Saturday, and on Sunday the Concert Choir presents their program at Crowell. www.wesleyan.edu.cfa/


On Saturday Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown and the Be Homeful project present Paddington Bear Story Time.  www.wesleyanrjjulia.com for details
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Sunday, they headline Hinder, and Josh Todd & The Conflict, appearing with Adelita’s Way and Wayland. www.toadsplace.com



Tonight Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Orissa, Signals of Bedlam, and Black River Union. On Saturday it’s Jordan’s Fall F-word Festival II with a host of performers. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Tonight, Infinity Hall Hartford presents Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. Saturday, it’s blues and funks with The Subdudes. There’s something for the kids on Sunday afternoon with Imagination Movers, and Sunday night you can catch Emily Saliers of The Indigo Girls with the Murmuration Nation Tour. www.infinityhall.com

The Connecticut Woodcarvers Association hosts a Bizarre Bazaar Holiday Craft Show this Saturday from 10 a to 4 pm at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Saturday and Sunday The Vintage Players will premiere a brand new show by Carolyn Kirsch at Oddfellows playhouse in Middeltown. “So Bea it” is described as a quirky comedy with a heart of Gold and it stars Billy Johnstone, host of WESU’s own Broadway radio hour! Proceeds will benefit Oddfellow Playhouse Youth Theater co. www.oddfellows.org   

First Church Middletown hosts The Living Well, a free Community Wellness Fair for Relaxation and Recovery, on Saturday from 9 am to noon at their Court St location. Enjoy demonstrations and displays of modalities you can explore for healthier living. www.firstchurchmiddletown.org

Saturday evening here in Middletown, join WESU for Dinner and a show at our First Annual Free Form Feast and Festival, featuring over a dozen acts and an Italian buffet dinner – From Jazz and Americana to classical, word music, circus arts, comedy and more… there’s something for everyone. Our full lineup includes Old Lonesome Dave, Joe Flood, Noah Baerman, Bob Nasta, Frank Critelli, The Basukes, Slavei (sounds like slah-vay), Babe and Beth, Art Farm, Gag Reflex, Dana Merritt, Kelvin Young & Olivia Backal-Balik. General admission is just $25 -  and $10 for students. Purchase your tickets online at www.wesufm.org or visit the wesleyan box office.


The I-Park Foundation hosts a free Artists-In-Residence Open Studios event this Sunday at their East Haddam location. You’re invited to enjoy the art, music, refreshments, and more. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Middletown Recreation and Community Service Department sponsors an all-day Mindful Awareness workshop on Sunday at the Senior Center. Call 860-638-4500 for information.

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, Visions/Revisions: The Print Transformed, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Printmaker’s Network of Southern New England. 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 run “Loving Vincent,” a painted animation about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, and “Jane,” a documentary about conservationist Jane Goodall. Tonight REAL Art Ways opens
Winner Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2017, The Square.   Screening times and details can be found at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing “Brad’s Status,” about the overachieving trials of a screenwriter—turned director. On Sunday’s matinee is the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Taming Of The Shrew.” website for full schedule and screening times.  http://www.cinestudio.org/

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 atwesufm.org/jive


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


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday November 16th. 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.


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

Tonight, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts The Middlesex Drum Circle meets. It’s rock fusion on Friday with Someone You Can Xray, and Brian May brings you roots, blues, and folk rock. The Aligned with Source Workshop happens Saturday morning, and there’s a Teen Open Mic in the afternoon. Saturday evening, enjoy acoustic folk with Seat of our Pants. On Sunday, John Basinger performs book nine of Paradise Lost, followed by a reception for the November photography art exhibition, Nature’s Wonders. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday at 10:30. www.buttonwood.org


At the Russell Library in Middletown, tonight  Paper Crafts for Adults, Friday morning. The Friends Book Sale happens this weekend. On Saturday, writers can share their work for National Novel Writing Month from 10 am to 2 pm, and the Authors 06457 series presents Gloria Perry and Treamell Lawrence with their latest books. There’s Yoga in the Hubbard Room on Sunday. www.russelllibrary.org


In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, has Reality Bomb, The Not Mikes, Pangalactic, and the Mike Brandon Band. Friday’s Happy Hour features Lynn Malavolte with DW Ditty, and the late show’s got José Oyola & The Astronauts, Hnry Flwer, UZOO, and Klokwize. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, and José Oyola returns in the evening, along with Salt Cathedral, Tall Juan, and Ani Cordero. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features Rob Lytle, Anne Castellano, Shesaidhesaid, and Dogbite, and they round out the weekend with Deke Dickerson and Nathaniel Hintz. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s,tonight it’s Liviu’s Invitational. The Funky Dawgz Brass Band takes the stage on Friday, and on Saturday it’s blues, Motown, and more with the Blue Devil Bluez. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/


At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on tonight, it’s Musiq Soulchild. On Sunday, they headline Hinder, and Josh Todd & The Conflict, appearing with Adelita’s Way and Wayland. www.toadsplace.com

Tonight Manic Presents takes you to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden, with The Slackers, Llama Tsunami, and So Long Liberty. On Friday, Manic presents This Will Destroy You, and Sannhet. At the College Street Music Hall, Wednesday. Manic presents offers Gad Elmaleh. On Saturday it’s Silversun Pickups, and Minus The Bear. On Sunday they bring you Regina Spektor: A Special Solo Performance. www.manicpresents.com


The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown  On Saturday, the bookstore and the Be Homeful project present Paddington Bear Story Time.  www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

tonight  through Saturday. The Wesleyan University Orchestra performs at Crowell Concert Hall on Saturday, and on Sunday the Concert Choir presents their program at Crowell. www.wesleyan.edu.cfa/


Tonight The Connecticut Forum sponsors a Moderated Conversation with former First Lady Michelle Obama this Thursday at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

 Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Televangelist, huo, Ourselves, Alone, and My Life As A Cartoon this Thursday. On Friday, it’s Orissa, Signals of Bedlam, and Black River Union. On Saturday it’s Jordan’s Fall F-word Festival II with a host of performers. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Infinity Hall in Hartford brings you Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes on Friday. On Saturday, it’s blues and funks with The Subdudes. There’s something for the kids on Sunday afternoon with Imagination Movers, and Sunday night you can catch Emily Saliers of The Indigo Girls with the Murmuration Nation Tour. www.infinityhall.com

The Connecticut Woodcarvers Association hosts a Bizarre Bazaar Holiday Craft Show this Saturday from 10 a to 4 pm at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

This Saturday and Sunday The Vintage Players will premiere a brand new show by Carolyn Kirsch at Oddfellows playhouse in Middeltown. “So Bea it” is described as a quirky comedy with a heart of Gold and it stars Billy Johnstone, host of WESU’s own Broadway radio hour! Proceeds will benefit Oddfellow Playhouse Youth Theater co. www.oddfellows.org   

Saturday evening here in Middletown, join WESU for Dinner and a show at our First Annual Free Form Feast and Festival, featuring over a dozen acts and an Italian buffet dinner – From Jazz and Americana to classical, word music, circus arts, comedy and more… there’s something for everyone. Our full lineup includes Old Lonesome Dave, Joe Flood, Noah Baerman, Bob Nasta, Frank Critelli, The Basukes, Slavei (sounds like slah-vay), Babe and Beth, Art Farm, Gag Reflex, Dana Merritt, Kelvin Young & Olivia Backal-Balik. General admission is just $25 -  and $10 for students. Purchase your tickets online at www.wesufm.org or visit the wesleyan box office.

First Church Middletown hosts The Living Well, a free Community Wellness Fair for Relaxation and Recovery, on Saturday from 9 am to noon at their Court St location. Enjoy demonstrations and displays of modalities you can explore for healthier living. www.firstchurchmiddletown.org

The I-Park Foundation hosts a free Artists-In-Residence Open Studios event this Sunday at their East Haddam location. You’re invited to enjoy the art, music, refreshments, and more. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Middletown Recreation and Community Service Department sponsors an all-day Mindful Awareness workshop on Sunday at the Senior Center. Call 860-638-4500 for information.

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, Visions/Revisions: The Print Transformed, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Printmaker’s Network of Southern New England. 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 run “Loving Vincent,” a painted animation about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, and “Jane,” a documentary about conservationist Jane Goodall, through Thursday.  Weekend screenings and details can be found at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford On Thursday they open “Brad’s Status,” about the overachieving trials of a screenwriter—turned director. National Theatre Live presents Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” on Thursday. On Sunday’s matinee is the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Taming Of The Shrew.” website for full schedule and screening times.  http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:
Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for 

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Homegrown is the award winning (Best Radio Program 2016 Hartford Magazine/CT NOW) Connecticut Connected Music Show-playing Connecticut connected artists of multiple genres. Often treating the listeners to pre-release material and in studio interviews with artists, the show also provides information about live shows in the area.

6:30-8pm
Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

8:00-9:30pm
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
A broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

9:30-11pm
Crispix with Chris
From indie rock to folk to electronic and more, Chris picks whatever he's feeling this week to share with you.

11-midnight
The American Empire with Yours Truly, Tootse Mutant
An exploration of the influence of American cultural imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, and Peruvian Punk and so much more.

midnight-1am
Jazzalicious Definition with DJ Stocks'n'Socks and MC McGee
Jazzalicious travels through the history of jazz by highlighting a different artist, sub-genre, or time period each week.

1-2am
(1, 3, 5) The Audible Underground with DJ Joshinvents
Come explore a variety of underground music by independent or relatively unknown artists from many genres, while occasionally discussing current events neglected by mainstream media!

(2, 4) Fake News with DJ Alias and DJ Nick at Night
An irreverent take on political punditry, provided by two guys who love the sound of their own voices.

2-3am
The Sonic Hour with DJ Jackson
Focus on indie rock, prog pop, power pop, indie pop, etc. Shows will compare music from a previous generation with their contemporaries.

3-4am
Otto Nation 

At 45am 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.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday 11-14-17 jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday November 14th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I’m Marianne O’Hare. Producer of Conversations on HealthCare, heard Wednesdays at 4:30pm, right before the Jive at Five.

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

Tonight, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts Step into the Vortex with Anne-Marie and Mike McEwen. The Middlesex Drum Circle meets on Thursday. It’s rock fusion on Friday with Someone You Can Xray, and Brian May brings you roots, blues, and folk rock. The Aligned with Source Workshop happens Saturday morning, and there’s a Teen Open Mic in the afternoon. Saturday evening, enjoy acoustic folk with Seat of our Pants. On Sunday, John Basinger performs book nine of Paradise Lost, followed by a reception for the November photography art exhibition, Nature’s Wonders. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday at 10:30. www.buttonwood.org

Writing at Wesleyan hosts a presentation by The New Yorker staff writer and MacArthur Fellow Sara Stillman: Journalism and Social Justice, tonight/Tuesday at 7 pm at Usdan Hall on the campus. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

At the Russell Library in Middletown, they screen Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes” on tonight/Tuesday as part of their Classic Mystery Film series. Also in the evening the Russell Readers met to discuss Julie Otsuka’s “Diem Perdidi.” Tom Callinan performs Songs of WWI Thursday evening. and there’s Paper Crafts for Adults Friday morning. The Friends Book Sale happens this weekend. On Saturday, writers can share their work for National Novel Writing Month from 10 am to 2 pm, and the Authors 06457 series presents Gloria Perry and Treamell Lawrence with their latest books. There’s Yoga in the Hubbard Room on Sunday. www.russelllibrary.org


In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, its Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters with Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club. Wednesday’s headliner is Dom Flemons, appearing with Washboard Slim and the Bluelights. Thursday’s bill has Reality Bomb, The Not Mikes, Pangalactic, and the Mike Brandon Band. Friday’s Happy Hour features Lynn Malavolte with DW Ditty, and the late show’s got José Oyola & The Astronauts, Hnry Flwer, UZOO, and Klokwize. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, and José Oyola returns in the evening, along with Salt Cathedral, Tall Juan, and Ani Cordero. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features Rob Lytle, Anne Castellano, Shesaidhesaid, and Dogbite, and they round out the weekend with Deke Dickerson and Nathaniel Hintz. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, every Tuesday, Michael Palin's Other Orchestra gets funky with their take on jazz, R&B, and soul classics. Wednesday’s Blues Jam is with Tommy Whalen. On Thursday it’s Liviu’s Invitational. The Funky Dawgz Brass Band takes the stage on Friday, and on Saturday it’s blues, Motown, and more with the Blue Devil Bluez. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/


At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on Thursday, it’s Musiq Soulchild. On Sunday, they headline Hinder, and Josh Todd & The Conflict, appearing with Adelita’s Way and Wayland. www.toadsplace.com

Tonight Manic Presents takes you to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden, with P.O.S., Metasota, and Transit22. In the Ballroom on Thursday it’s The Slackers, Llama Tsunami, and So Long Liberty. On Friday, Manic presents This Will Destroy You, and Sannhet. At the College Street Music Hall, Wednesday. Manic presents offers Gad Elmaleh. On Saturday it’s Silversun Pickups, and Minus The Bear. On Sunday they bring you Regina Spektor: A Special Solo Performance. www.manicpresents.com


The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown invites you to celebrate National Novel Writing Month every Monday in November. Write-ins happen every Monday this month from 6-8 pm. On Tuesday, join Nicole Blades who discusses her new novel, “Have You Met Nora?” On Wednesday, artist Jill Sigman presents “Ten Huts.” On Saturday, the bookstore and the Be Homeful project present Paddington Bear Story Time.  www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

On Wednesday, Wesleyan’s Ring Performing Arts Hall, it’s an Artist Talk with Laylah Ali. A production of “The Pillowman” happens at the CFA Theater Thursday through Saturday. The Wesleyan University Orchestra performs at Crowell Concert Hall on Saturday, and on Sunday the Concert Choir presents their program at Crowell. www.wesleyan.edu.cfa/

The Mac650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op in Middletown brings you Mom Jeans, Queen Moo and more this evening/Tuesday. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/


The Middlesex Community College hosts an opening reception for “Where I Wander,” an exhibition of mixed media pieces by artist Kathleen Deep, Wednesday at 5 pm on the Middletown campus. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/


Music at the Hubbard House hosts the Russ Becker/Stephen Roane Duo this Wednesday at 7:30 pm in Middletown performing music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Proceeds benefit the Artists for World Peace One Concert/One Child program. www.artistsforworldpeace.org

The Connecticut Forum sponsors a Moderated Conversation with former First Lady Michelle Obama this Thursday at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

 Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Televangelist, huo, Ourselves, Alone, and My Life As A Cartoon this Thursday. On Friday, it’s Orissa, Signals of Bedlam, and Black River Union. On Saturday it’s Jordan’s Fall F-word Festival II with a host of performers. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Infinity Hall in Hartford brings you Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes on Friday. On Saturday, it’s blues and funks with The Subdudes. There’s something for the kids on Sunday afternoon with Imagination Movers, and Sunday night you can catch Emily Saliers of The Indigo Girls with the Murmuration Nation Tour. www.infinityhall.com

The Connecticut Woodcarvers Association hosts a Bizarre Bazaar Holiday Craft Show this Saturday from 10 a to 4 pm at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

This Saturday and Sunday The Vintage Players will premiere a brand new show by Carolyn Kirsch at Oddfellows playhouse in Middeltown. “So Bea it” is described as a quirky comedy with a heart of Gold and it stars Billy Johnstone, host of WESU’s own Broadway radio hour! Proceeds will benefit Oddfellow Playhouse Youth Theater co. www.oddfellows.org   

Saturday evening here in Middletown, join WESU for Dinner and a show at our First Annual Free Form Feast and Festival, featuring over a dozen acts and an Italian buffet dinner – From Jazz and Americana to classical, word music, circus arts, comedy and more… there’s something for everyone. Our full lineup includes Old Lonesome Dave, Joe Flood, Noah Baerman, Bob Nasta, Frank Critelli, The Basukes, Slavei (sounds like slah-vay), Babe and Beth, Art Farm, Gag Reflex, Dana Merritt, Kelvin Young & Olivia Backal-Balik. General admission is just $25 -  and $10 for students. Purchase your tickets online at www.wesufm.org or visit the wesleyan box office.

First Church Middletown hosts The Living Well, a free Community Wellness Fair for Relaxation and Recovery, on Saturday from 9 am to noon at their Court St location. Enjoy demonstrations and displays of modalities you can explore for healthier living. www.firstchurchmiddletown.org

The I-Park Foundation hosts a free Artists-In-Residence Open Studios event this Sunday at their East Haddam location. You’re invited to enjoy the art, music, refreshments, and more. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Middletown Recreation and Community Service Department sponsors an all-day Mindful Awareness workshop on Sunday at the Senior Center. Call 860-638-4500 for information.

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, Visions/Revisions: The Print Transformed, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Printmaker’s Network of Southern New England. 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 run “Loving Vincent,” a painted animation about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, and “Jane,” a documentary about conservationist Jane Goodall, through Thursday.  Weekend screenings and details can be found at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues the run of “A Journey Through French Cinema,” highlighting clips and classics from French cinematic treasures, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Brad’s Status,” about the overachieving trials of a screenwriter—turned director. National Theatre Live presents Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” on Thursday. On Sunday’s matinee is the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Taming Of The Shrew.” website for full schedule and screening times.  http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Spilled Milk with Charlotte offering assorted sounds right off the bedtime stories shelf!

From 6-8pm tonight,  it’s 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, Its Voice of the city with J-Cherry for a spotlight on the local art scene.

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


At 10pm it’s Radio Writer's Salon with DJ Steven where Wesleyan profs and student authors read their works, talk about the writing process and conferences.

From 11-midnight stay tuned for Dumpster Dive with DJ Smelly featuring punk, art pop and D.I.Y coming from a garbage compactor near you.

At Midnight, it’s Yours Truly with DJ Balsamic and DJ Megnanimous

From 1-2am soup sounds with joseph features home recordings, lo-fi, concerts, field recordings, and esoterica.

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

at 3am M-Th this Fall season at WESU,  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 Spilled Milk with Charlotte, up next!