Monday, September 22, 2014

09-22-14 Jive

Good evening! It’s Monday, September 22nd.  This is the Jive at Five, our community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 weeknights and weekends. 


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

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, there’s the usual Moments of Gratitude at 7:45, followed by the Anything Goes Open Mic, hosted this week by Karen Stein.  On Friday at 8, the Kennedy’s take the stage, with original offerings influenced by folk and rock.  Saturday morning at 10:30 they continue the Aligned with Source workshop with Annaita Gandhy, with this week’s theme, “Being Your Best.”  On Saturday at 8 there’s Joe Flood and his creation, “Busker Stories, Blues, Brassens. . . and Beyond.” Eric Kuhn’s photography exhibit, “Quintessential New England:  A Day in the Life,” continues through the month.  www.buttonwood.org

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight at 9 there’s A Night of Smooth Jazz in Lilly’s Pad, with Rohn Lawrence & Friends.  On Thursday at 8, they bring you Dopapod, and Consider the Source.  Friday’s 9 p.m. show headlines BadA$$, with the option of VIP and Meet and Greet packages. www.toadsplace.com

Tonight, Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford has the usual Jazz Mondays, featuring Freddie Hendrix.  On Tuesday, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s weekly Blues Jam is hosted by Tim McDonald this week.  On Thursday they bring Little Ugly, and Midnight Snack to the Sally’s stage. On Friday at 9 they have the blues sounds of Greg Piccolo. There’s more blues on Saturday at 9, with Bob Margolis Blues Band & Friends.         www.blackeyedsallys.com  

Also tonight in New Haven, at Café Nine, they’ve got Adeline Hotel, and Pat Dalton, at 8. On Tuesday, there’s a 50th birthday party bash with Malcolm Tent, appearing with Sirens. On Wednesday they offer a Bluegrass Barn Dance with Cricket Tell the Weather, and Front Country. Thursday’s 9:00 show features Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola.  Friday’s early show at 5 brings you Gary Heriot, followed by the Legendary Blues series at 9 with Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang, and Rocky Lawrence. Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with the George Baker Band at 4:30, followed at 9 by The Royal Swindle, Wasted Days, and The Screw-Ups.  On Sunday at 4 there’s a Bluegrass Jam with Stacy Phillips, and The Original Sunday Night Jam follows at 8 with The Morris Trent Band.   www.cafenine.com.

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. On Wednesday at
The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden, there’s J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr) and Purling Hiss at 9.  Also on Wednesday, at Bar in New Haven, they’ve got Waylayers, and Liam Walds, at 10. On Friday, at The Space in Hamden, they bring Betty Who, Paperwhite, and Ian Briggs to the stage.  And Saturday, once again at The Space, they’ve got Touché Amoré, The Saddest Landscape, Native Wildlife, and Deep Trouble.  www.manicproductions.com

Infinity Hall’s new Hartford venue brings Grammy-award-winner Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle to the stage on Wednesday at 8. On Thursday night you can catch singer/songwriter John Hiatt, with special guest Rick Brantley. Saturday’s show is Kashmir, the Ultimate Led Zeppilin Tribute Band, at 8.  On Sunday, Manhattan Transfer performs at 7:30.
http://www.infinityhall.com for information

You can explore Banned Books Week at the Hartford Public Library. On Tuesday at 5:30, enjoy an interactive performance and conversation with SeaTea Improv and others, to discuss graphic novel censorship.  They continue Hispanic Heritage Month Bomba & Plena workshops with a variety of activities.  The exhibit “Family Traits,” by Peruvian artist Isabel Acosta, continues through the month at the Artwalk gallery downtown. Their Master Artist Workshop starts this Saturday; you can register for “The Art of Storytelling” with Dr. Raouf Mama. The exhibits “Pedal and Path:  Hartford & the Bicycle,” and the Horace Wells Exhibit, continue through the week.  www.hlpct.org 

The Wesleyan Center for Fine Arts brings you music of the sidrazzi and gamelon, performed by Peter Blasser, on Tuesday at World Music Hall. Also on Tuesday, Tony-award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks about the creation of the musical “In The Heights,” at 7 p.m. in CFA Hall.  On Wednesday at 4:15, the Arts of Navaratri Festival Colloquium sponsors Harvard professor and author Richard Wolf at CFA Hall.   The Festival continues on Thursday at 7, with a Henna and Chaat sampling event at the Olin Library.  On Friday, there’s Vocal Music of South India performance at 8 in Crowell Concert Hall. The Indian dance film “The Unseen Sequence” will be shown Saturday at 3:30, followed by a post-screening discussion, and later at 8 p.m., Grammy-award-winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt performs Friday night on the Mohan Veena with keyboard virtuoso Sathya at Crowell Hall.  Wesleyan University's 38th annual Navaratri Festival concludes with the New England premiere of the dance work "Rasamanjari" at 3pm. "Rasamanjari" is a celebration of the classical dance language of India. More information is available by calling 860-685-3355 or by visiting www.wesleyan.edu/cfa 

The 95th annual Durham Fair, Connecticut’s largest, opens this Thursday. Enjoy the animals, craft exhibits, demolition derby, food and more through Sunday.  Friday’s entertainment headliner is Tower of Power at 7, with Montgomery Gentry on Saturday, also at 7.  They finish up on Sunday with Jo Dee Messina at 1.  Details at www.durhamfair.com

Every Friday, at 9 p.m., Dave Downs hosts a weekly open mic and invites songwriters to perform at The Nest, located at 129 Church Street, Middletown.  Info at 860.788.2736.

At Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, Mr. Jay Hoggard, vibraphonist and composer, hosts a Jazz Weekend Series featuring his quartet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. That’s scatz with a z.

The Pipes in the Valley Celtic Music Festival happens this Saturday starting at 11 at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza.  Enjoy bagpipes, fiddling, rock bands, food, and more.  www.riverfront.org

And the Hartford HodgePodge street fair and festival continues through October 18 every Saturday from 11 to 4 at State House Square.   www.hartfordhodgepodge.com

The Connecticut Historical Society offers the Secrets of the Veeder House Tour this Saturday at 1 p.m.  Details at www.chs.org


At the Russell Library in Middletown, jazz pianist Noah Baerman will present a discussion and performance, “Resonant Motion – Jazz Interpretations of Stevie Wonder,” this Saturday at 2:00.  www.russelllibrary.org


Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are offering their fall harvest to you, and are located: in Middletown on Tuesdays; in East Haddam and Old Saybrook on Wednesdays; in Clinton, Durham, and Middletown on Thursdays; in Higganum and Middletown on Fridays; in Ivoryton on Saturdays, and in Chester on Sundays.  www.ctnofa.org fills in the details.


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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “The Trip to Italy,” a comedic culinary road trip that reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they retrace the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy, continues through Thursday.  It’s showing with “God Help the Girl,” a story of musicians spending a dream-like summer together in Glasgow, Scotland, also continuing through Thursday.  On Friday they open “The One I Love,” about a couple on a weekend romantic getaway that turns surreal. Also opening on Friday is “Take Me to the River,” a celebration of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians making a historic new album.  There’s a post-screening live performance by soul artist Betty Harris and Connecticut’s own The Mighty Soul Drivers. Both films continue through Sunday.  On Saturday at 8 they’ve got Speak Up, a live story telling event with this month’s theme of Shoulda Coulda Woulda, along with live music.  Sunday’s matinee event, in partnership with the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, brings you “Ivory Tower,” an exploration of the American higher education system at the breaking point.   www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, “The Dance of Reality” continues tonight and Tuesday.  It’s a film by Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, about a copper-mining town high above Santiago. On Wednesday there’s a one-time screening of the 1969 restored rock musical “Tommy,” to benefit the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective.  Thursday through Saturday you can see “A Most Wanted Man,” a spy drama that starts Philip Seymour Hoffman in his last performance.  On Sunday they open “Frank,” starring Michael Fassbender as the musical genius Frank Sidebottom, about a group of performers who take to the Irish countryside to perform and record their creations.

Now here's a look at what's on WESU-FM tonight.

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry

 At 6:00pm stay tuned for Radio Curious from Pacifica

that’s followed at 6:30 by 90 minutes of Folk and Americana on Michael Benson’s75% Folk

From 8-9:30 you’ll get Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin                                               

From 9:30-11 PM The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee returns to the airwaves to bring you the music of yesterday’s future today.

Following that at 11pm its Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder offering an eclectic mix of instrumental tunes from jazz to folk to electronic and back again.

 at Midnight stay tuned for  Feminist Power Hour with Tess and Isabel who will discuss feminist issues, rant, and play some music to fight the patriarchy!

from 1-1:30 it’s How We Met The Mother with Mizael exploring the diverse music that is background to the story of the television show, How I Met Your Mother.    

from 1:30-2:30am catch The Reformatorium with DJ E-fly who’ll pick apart the synthetic process of sampling composition and remixing, working from the bottom up!

Then from 2:30-3am #BasicBints with DJ Jui-C, DJ Kale use satire to discuss social identity in relation to pop culture and current events. Satire's another word for couture, right?

After that Maximum Rock and Roll Radio comes your way from 3-4am
The BBC world news kicks on at 4 and we start tomorrow’s broadcast day at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online 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


Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday's Jive 09-19-14

Good afternoon, it's Friday, September 19th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.
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For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's arts2GO.org

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

Tonight at The Buttonwood Tree here in Middletown, Indian Summer performs at 7, with easy listening jazz and pop.  Saturday morning at 10:30 they continue the Aligned with Source workshop with Annaita Gandhy, and this week’s theme is “Our World – Our Family.”  Saturday at 8 they have New Age piano with Dan Kennedy, and on Sunday there’s Poetry Potluck at 4 p.m.  Eric Kuhn’s photography exhibit, “Quintessential New England:  A Day in the Life,” continues though the month. Visit www.buttonwood.org

At Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, tonight at 8:45 they’ve got Shaka & the Soul Shakers, offering Swamp Soul. On Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood takes the stage, offering blues, rock, funk, and soul. 
www.blackeyedsallys.com has more.

At Cafe' Nine in New Haven tonight it's The Bernie Worrell Orchestra, along with Jen Durkin and the Business, at 9. Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by The Weeks, and Laundry Day.  On Sunday at 4 there’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School, with The Original Sunday Night Jam following at 8 p.m., featuring The Langley Project. Go to 
www.cafenine.com.

Infinity Hall’s new Hartford venue has New Riders of the Purple Sage with special guest Kerri Powers tonight, and on Saturday there’s Deer Tick, with special guest Oh, Cassius!  Sunday’s 7:30 show brings Chick Corea & The Vigil, with acoustic and electric classics.
http://www.infinityhall.com has the details.

At Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown tonight they have Sez Zion on the stage at 8, with a first-time performance by SHOWTIME on Saturday night. Visit
www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place tonight Shakedown plays The Dead & beyond, with open performances by Off the Dome, and Back From Earth.  In Lilly’s Pad, they’ve got Positive ID, Goat Herder, Zavier, and more for a 6:30 show.  
www.toadsplace.com has the full lineups.

The Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan features a landscape paintings exhibit of Tula Telfair. The exhibit runs through December 7.  Also at the CFA Theater tonight, the dance ensemble LeeSaar The Company will perform Princess Crocodile at 8 p.m.

WESU is a sponsor of "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan", a yearlong exploration presented by Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts to expand awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Muslim cultures through the lens of performance.
This Saturday, the Planet Hip Hop Festival, curated by Nomadic Wax, will feature three afternoon workshops and evening performances by international  Muslim women in hip hop, including London's spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci as a solo artist, and the New England debut of Washington, D.C.-based and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh as a solo artist.  For more information call 860-685-3355 or visit 
www.wesufm.org/cfa

On Saturday at 2pm, Anthony Riccio will speak on his book “Farms, Factories and Families:  Italian American Women of Connecticut.” at the library. Learn more at 
www.russelllibrary.org

The Hartford Public Library has offerings to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  Bomba & Plena workshops and presentations occur all week.  On Saturday at 1 p.m. the Damian Curtis Trio performs jazz outdoors at the downtown branch. The exhibit “Family Traits,” by Peruvian artist Isabel Acosta, continues through the month at the Artwalk gallery downtown. 
www.hlpct.org has more.

Connecticut Heritage Productions of Middletown presents “Equus” through Saturday at Oddfellows Playhouse. All the details are at 
www.chproductions.org

Every Friday, at 9 p.m., Dave Downs hosts a weekly open mic and invites songwriters to perform at The Nest, located at 129 Church Street, Middletown.  Info at 860.788.2736.

The Guilford Agricultural Fair happens this weekend, Friday through Sunday.  Enjoy rides, a llama show, tractor pull, food and more. Visit 
www.guilfordfair.org

The Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program sponsors the Connecticut Cycling Festival this Saturday and Sunday in Hartford, and includes trials, tours, training, freestyle shows, and more.  Find locations and start times at 
www.bikereg.com/ctcy

Hartford’s Envisionfest festival takes place this Saturday in Hartford from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and includes art, theater, music, biking and more.  Their two open-air markets include Hartford HodgePodge and State of Makers Marketplace. Go to 
www.envisionfesthartford.com to learn more.

Connecticut’s farmer’s markets are offering their fall harvest to you, full details including locations are at: 
www.ctnofa.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight the run of “God Help the Girl” opens; it’s a story of musicians spending a dream-like summer together in Glasgow, Scotland.  On Saturday they open “The One I Love,” about a couple on a weekend romantic getaway that turns surreal. As part of the Feminist Film Festival, there’s a one-time showing at 3 on Saturday of “Strong,” a documentary about Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth.  And Saturday night at 7, there’s the monthly Improvisations event, featuring legendary British saxophonist Evan Parker. Visit 
www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, this evening through Sunday you can see “Magic in the Moonlight,” Woody Allen’s film starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone.  On Saturday they open “The Dance of Reality", a film by Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, about a copper-mining town high above Santiago.  There’s a matinee of National Theatre Live’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” this Sunday. Visit 
www.cinestudio.org.
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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

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

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

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

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

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

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

Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU's own WESParla 
 - A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

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

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

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


Thursday, September 18, 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, September 17th and this is the Jive at Five, our community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 weeknights 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:

Friday at the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown,  Indian Summer performs at 7 on Friday, with easy listening Jazz and Pop.  Saturday morning at 10:30 they continue the Aligned with Source workshop with Annaita Gandhy, and this week’s theme is “Our World – Our Family.”  Saturday at 8 they have New Age Piano with Dan Kennedy, and on Sunday there’s Poetry Potluck at 4 p.m.  Eric Kuhn’s photography exhibit, “Quintessential New England:  A Day in the Life,” continues though the month.  www.buttonwood.org

At Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, On Friday at 8:45 they’ve got Shaka & the Soul Shakers, offering Swamp Soul. On Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood takes the stage, offering blues, rock, funk, and soul. www.blackeyedsallys.com 

At Cafe' Nine in New Haven On Friday night they’ve got The Bernie Worrell Orchestra, along with Jen Durkin and the Business, at 9. Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by The Weeks, and Laundry Day.  On Sunday at 4 there’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School, with The Original Sunday Night Jam following at 8 p.m., featuring The Langley Project.   www.cafenine.com.

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. Tonight at The Space in Hamden brings you Whirr, Cloakroom, Stone Titan, and glow.   www.manicproductions.com

Infinity Hall’s new Hartford venue brings Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers, with special guest Darlingside, also at 8.  Fridays offering is New Riders of the Purple Sage with special guest Kerri Powers, and on Saturday there’s Deer Tick, with special guest Oh, Cassius!  Sunday’s 7:30 show brings you Chick Corea & The Vigil, with acoustic and electric classics.http://www.infinityhall.com for information 

At Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, On Friday, they have Sez Zion on the stage at 8, with a first-time performance by SHOWTIME on Saturday night.www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. That’s scatz with a z.

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Friday night Shakedown pays The Dead & beyond, with open performances by, Off the Dome, and Back From Earth.  In Lilly’s Pad on Friday, they’ve got Positive ID, Goat Herder, Zavier, and more for a 6:30 show.  www.toadsplace.com

The Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan features a landscape paintings exhibit of Tula Telfair. The exhibit runs through December 7.  Also at the CFA Theater on Friday, the dance ensemble LeeSaar The Company will perform Princess Crocodile at 8 p.m. 

WESU is a sponsor of "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan", a yearlong exploration presented by Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts to expand awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Muslim cultures through the lens of performance. 

This Saturday, September 20, the Planet Hip Hop Festival, curated by Nomadic Wax, will feature three afternoon workshops and evening performances by international  Muslim women in hip hop, including London's spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci as a solo artist, and the New England debut of Washington, D.C.-based and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh as a solo artist.  More information by calling 860-685-3355 or online a t www.wesufm.org/cfa
Tonight, Salons at Stowe hosts a discussion “Women’s Healthcare in the Age of Obamacare and Hobby Lobby,” at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford.  Details atwww.harrietbeecherstowe.org

On Saturday at 2pm, Anthony Riccio will speak on his book “Farms, Factories and Families:  Italian American Women of Connecticut.” at the library  www.russelllibrary.org

The Hartford Public Library has offerings to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  Bomba & Plena workshops and presentations occur all week.  On Saturday at 1 p.m. the Damian Curtis Trio performs jazz outdoors at the downtown branch. The exhibit “Family Traits,” by Peruvian artist Isabel Acosta, continues through the month at the Artwalk gallery downtown. www.hlpct.org

Connecticut Heritage Productions of Middletown presents “Equus” this Thursday through Saturday at Oddfellows Playhouse. www.chproductions.org

Every Friday, at 9 p.m., Dave Downs hosts a weekly open mic and invites songwriters to perform at The Nest, located at 129 Church Street, Middletown.  Info at 860.788.2736.

The Guilford Agricultural Fair happens this weekend, Friday through Sunday.  Enjoy rides, a llama show, tractor pull, food and more. www.guilfordfair.org

The Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program sponsors the Connecticut Cycling Festival this Saturday and Sunday in Hartford, and includes trials, tours, training, freestyle shows, and more.  Find locations and start times at www.bikereg.com/ctcy

Hartford’s Envisionfest festival takes place this Saturday in Hartford from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and includes art, theater, music, biking and more.  Their two open-air markets include Hartford HodgePodge and State of Makers Marketplace.  www.envisionfesthartford.com

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are offering their fall harvest to you, and are located: in Middletown on Tuesdays; in East Haddam and Old Saybrook on Wednesdays; in Clinton, Durham, and Middletown on Thursdays; in Higganum and Middletown on Fridays; in Ivoryton on Saturdays, and in Chester on Sundays.  www.ctnofa.org fills in the details.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “The Trip to Italy,” a comedic culinary road trip that reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they retrace the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy, continues through tonight. On Friday the run of “God Help the Girl” opens; it’s a story of musicians spending a dream-like summer together in Glasgow, Scotland.  On Saturday they open “The One I Love,” about a couple on a weekend romantic getaway that turns surreal. As part of the Feminist Film Festival, there’s a one-time showing at 3 on Saturday of “Strong,” a documentary about Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth.  And Saturday night at 7, there’s the monthly Improvisations event, featuring legendary British saxophonist Evan Parker.     www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, this evening through Sunday you can see “Magic in the Moonlight,” Woody Allen’s film about a British magician and American clairvoyant who meet on the Riviera in the 1920’s.  It stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone.  On Saturday they open “The Dance of Reality, a film by Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, about a copper-mining town high above Santiago.  There’s a matinee of National Theatre Live’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” this Sunday.  www.cinestudio.org.

Now here's a look at what's on WESU-FM tonight.

:05-6pm
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

09-17-14 Jive



Good evening! It’s Wednesday, September 17th and this is the Jive at Five, our community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 weeknights and weekends.

I'm Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for tuning in and GO NATS!!!

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

Friday at the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown,  Indian Summer performs at 7 on Friday, with easy listening Jazz and Pop.  Saturday morning at 10:30 they continue the Aligned with Source workshop with Annaita Gandhy, and this week’s theme is “Our World – Our Family.”  Saturday at 8 they have New Age Piano with Dan Kennedy, and on Sunday there’s Poetry Potluck at 4 p.m.  Eric Kuhn’s photography exhibit, “Quintessential New England:  A Day in the Life,” continues though the month.  www.buttonwood.org

At Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, it's the Wednesday weekly Blues Jam at 8 hosted by Tommy Whalen.  On Friday at 8:45 they’ve got Shaka & the Soul Shakers, offering Swamp Soul. On Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood takes the stage, offering blues, rock, funk, and soul.  www.blackeyedsallys.com 

Tonight's headliner at Cafe' Nine in New Haven is La Tunda, along with Reptilian Race and Shaun Bowen. Also tonight, Go Kat Go! presents The Chop Tops, and Rusty Things at 9.   On Friday night they’ve got The Bernie Worrell Orchestra, along with Jen Durkin and the Business, at 9. Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by The Weeks, and Laundry Day.  On Sunday at 4 there’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School, with The Original Sunday Night Jam following at 8 p.m., featuring The Langley Project.   www.cafenine.com.

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. Tonight  at Bar in New Haven, there’s Steve Rodgers (of Mighty Purple), along with Kindred Queer.  Thursday’s show at The Space in Hamden brings you Whirr, Cloakroom, Stone Titan, and glow.   www.manicproductions.com

Infinity Hall’s new Hartford venue brings Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, and the Felice Brothers, to the stage tonight at 8.  On Thursday night you can catch Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers, with special guest Darlingside, also at 8.  Fridays offering is New Riders of the Purple Sage with special guest Kerri Powers, and on Saturday there’s Deer Tick, with special guest Oh, Cassius!  Sunday’s 7:30 show brings you Chick Corea & The Vigil, with acoustic and electric classics. http://www.infinityhall.com for information 

At Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, there’s an Open Mic Poetry Night this tonight at 8.  On Friday, they have Sez Zion on the stage at 8, with a first-time performance by SHOWTIME on Saturday night.www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. That’s scatz with a z.

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Friday night Shakedown pays The Dead & beyond, with open performances by, Off the Dome, and Back From Earth.  In Lilly’s Pad on Friday, they’ve got Positive ID, Goat Herder, Zavier, and more for a 6:30 show.  www.toadsplace.com

The Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan features a landscape paintings exhibit of Tula Telfair. The exhibit runs through December 7.  This evening, there’s a panel discussion at CFA Hall at 7 on “Gender, Islam, and the ‘Muslim Problem’.” Also at the CFA Theater on Friday, the dance ensemble LeeSaar The Company will perform Princess Crocodile at 8 p.m. 

WESU is a sponsor of "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan", a yearlong exploration presented by Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts to expand awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Muslim cultures through the lens of performance. 

This Saturday, September 20, the Planet Hip Hop Festival, curated by Nomadic Wax, will feature three afternoon workshops and evening performances by international  Muslim women in hip hop, including London's spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci as a solo artist, and the New England debut of Washington, D.C.-based and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh as a solo artist.  More information by calling 860-685-3355 or online a t www.wesufm.org/cfa
Also this evening, the Friends of the Wesleyan Library present a free lecture, “Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and the American University,” by David Rabban at 7 p.m. at the Olin Library.  www.arts2go.org

Tomorrow, Salons at Stowe hosts a discussion “Women’s Healthcare in the Age of Obamacare and Hobby Lobby,” at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford.  Details at www.harrietbeecherstowe.org

The Middletown Arts Stakeholders Group has a potluck supperthis evening at 5 at the Russell Library. Details at www.arts2go.com

On Saturday at 2pm, Anthony Riccio will speak on his book “Farms, Factories and Families:  Italian American Women of Connecticut.” at the library  www.russelllibrary.org

The Hartford Public Library has offerings to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  Bomba & Plena workshops and presentations occur all week.  On Saturday at 1 p.m. the Damian Curtis Trio performs jazz outdoors at the downtown branch. The exhibit “Family Traits,” by Peruvian artist Isabel Acosta, continues through the month at the Artwalk gallery downtown. www.hlpct.org

Connecticut Heritage Productions of Middletown presents “Equus” this Thursday through Saturday at Oddfellows Playhouse. www.chproductions.org

Every Friday, at 9 p.m., Dave Downs hosts a weekly open mic and invites songwriters to perform at The Nest, located at 129 Church Street, Middletown.  Info at 860.788.2736.

The Guilford Agricultural Fair happens this weekend, Friday through Sunday.  Enjoy rides, a llama show, tractor pull, food and more. www.guilfordfair.org

The Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program sponsors the Connecticut Cycling Festival this Saturday and Sunday in Hartford, and includes trials, tours, training, freestyle shows, and more.  Find locations and start times at www.bikereg.com/ctcy

Hartford’s Envisionfest festival takes place this Saturday in Hartford from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and includes art, theater, music, biking and more.  Their two open-air markets include Hartford HodgePodge and State of Makers Marketplace.  www.envisionfesthartford.com

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are offering their fall harvest to you, and are located: in Middletown on Tuesdays; in East Haddam and Old Saybrook on Wednesdays; in Clinton, Durham, and Middletown on Thursdays; in Higganum and Middletown on Fridays; in Ivoryton on Saturdays, and in Chester on Sundays.  www.ctnofa.org fills in the details.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “The Trip to Italy,” a comedic culinary road trip that reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they retrace the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy, continues through tomorrow. And tonight they’re showing “Alive Inside,” a documentary about the power of music to awaken memories in nursing home residents.   

On Friday the run of “God Help the Girl” opens; it’s a story of musicians spending a dream-like summer together in Glasgow, Scotland.  On Saturday they open “The One I Love,” about a couple on a weekend romantic getaway that turns surreal. As part of the Feminist Film Festival, there’s a one-time showing at 3 on Saturday of “Strong,” a documentary about Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth.  And Saturday night at 7, there’s the monthly Improvisations event, featuring legendary British saxophonist Evan Parker.     www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, this evening through Sunday you can see “Magic in the Moonlight,” Woody Allen’s film about a British magician and American clairvoyant who meet on the Riviera in the 1920’s.  It stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone.  On Saturday they open “The Dance of Reality, a film by Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, about a copper-mining town high above Santiago.  There’s a matinee of National Theatre Live’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” this Sunday.   www.cinestudio.org.

Now here's a look at what's on WESU-FM tonight.

From 5:05-6pm, it's Wild Wild Live with Hibiki and Rachel. A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists' campus shows.
And then from 6 until 6:30, it's Mind Matters with Helen Evrard, M.D. The show provides information and guest interviews on issues concerning mental illness (brain disease). The focus is exploring holistic therapies and stories of individual achievement.

From 6:30-8pm, it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion. Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!

Then from 8-9:30pm it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

And from 9:30-11pm, it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. On the air since 1996! Anton presents listeners with the very latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live each week. The program regularly features exclusive music and mix sets from international producers and DJs.

From 11-12am , tune in for Space Music for Space with Cadet Q. Space Music for Space brings to the airwave an exploration of the final frontier through listening to experimental dance, future beat, and out there garage tunes. Join Space Cadet Q as we travel to spaces unknown.           

And from midnight to 1:30am, it's 75 Years Of… For 75 years, WESU has broadcast underground music and under-represented genres.  During our 75th Anniversary, this program will feature a different genre or theme each month, with songs chosen by our listeners and staff!

Stay tuned from 1:30-2:30am for Hoo-Ha's and Ha-Ha's with DJ Tanner, DJ Billy Ballz presenting to you all things current in comedy--music, sketches, and stand-up. We will discuss what we play on-air and maybe even do a little bit of our own making of the jokes and the laughs.        

From 2:30-4am, it's 36 Degrees of Wu-Tang with DJ Larry. Like the "6 Degrees of Separation," this hip-hop show will revolve around the Wu-Tang Clan and their connections to nearly everything else in the rap world.          

The BBC World News kicks on at 4 followed by NPR's Morning Edition at 5am.
 
And that's all for today's Jive at Five. If you didn't get a chance to write down some of the offerings listed in 
our community calendar, the Jive is posted online at www.wesufm.org/jive.

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

Thanx for listening and now stay tuned for Wild, Wild Live!