Wednesday, October 1, 2014

10-01-14 Jive

Good afternoon, it's Wednesday, October 1st, 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 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!Thanks for joining us and GO NATS!!!

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:
Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, The Lost Riots take the stage, along with Dear Sirs, Rusty Things and Straight to VHS. Tomorrow, it’s Yarn, with the Lost Bayou Ramblers. Then Friday brings Buzz Gordo’s Ski Lodge at 5, followed at 9 by Las Cafeteras, with Rick Reyes and Fernandito Ferrer. Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Mike Coppola and Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by The 3 Pack and The Manchurians. Sunday afternoon, the Vultures, Thee Icepicks and Tsunamibots perform at 3, followed at 8 by the Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod. www.cafenine.com   

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, it's the  Wednesday’s blues jam with Gene Donaldson.  Then Thursday brings 7 Below, a Phish Tribute, to the Sally’s stage. Friday, it’s Lee-Ann Lovelace & G Tree. Saturday, it’s Mike Law and the Playboys. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts hosts a number of events this week, Sunday at 4pm in Memorial Chapel, there will be a Masterclass led by Filippo Mariottini, from Rome. The program is cosponsored by the American Guild of Organists. 

Tomorrow at 4:15, in Wesleyan’s Public Affairs Center, author Eli Clifton presents a talk called, Big Data Investigative Journalism: How Public Documents and the Internet Helped Map the Islamophobia Industry.

Thursday and Friday at 8 at the CFA Theater, the Builders Association presents Sontag: Reborn,  the Connecticut premiere of a synthesis of poetic video and sound about Susan Sontag, an event that’s been described as “a spellbinding x-ray of a writer’s psyche.”

Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Russell House, the West End String Quartet performs works by Shostakovich and Mozart.  The West End String Quartet features Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Jessica Meyer on violin, and fellow Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn on violin, Anne Berry on cello, and John Biatowas on viola. Find information about all CFA events at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

This evening, the Middletown Scottish Country Dancers hold classes for beginning and experienced dancers from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at First Church on Court Street. Partners not necessary. Wear soft-soled shoes. For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. tonight Manic presents Vacationer and Brick + Mortar at Bar in New Haven.  Friday, Manic presents Balance and Composure at The Heirloom Arts Theater in Danbury.  Also on Friday, EMA and other bands will be at The Space in Hamden. www.manicproductions.org

At Toad’s Place, down in New Haven on tomorrow night you can catch Lil Durk, with Gunemdown and DJ Rush. And Friday, it’s Cherub, with Ghost Beach and Gibbz. www.toadsplace.com.

Friday, Wesleyan students are invited to compete in the university’s Midnight Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, from 10 pm to 3 a.m. at the Freeman Athletic Center fieldhouse for prizes and campus bragging rights. More info by emailing pverrillo@wesleyan.edu

Friday evening, The Buttonwood Tree presents NYC-based performing artist Zach Maxwell for a unique blend of hypnotic-spiritual grooves and pop hooks. Saturday’s performance is by Turkish jazz guitarist/composer Sinan Bakir. www.buttonwood.org.

This weekend brings the Powder Ridge Festival to Middlefield. This two-day family friendly event brings together more than a dozen regional and local bands, food, a beer and wine garden, and a Kid’s Zone! Vendors and sponsors will be on-site including a bounce house, face painting, jugglers, craft activities and foliage lift rides.  Musical entertainment includes The Michael Cleary Band, The Bus, The McLovins, Shakedown, James and the Untold Riches and more. Details http://powderridgefestival.com/    

This Saturday The Spiritualist Church of Love and Light presents a  Fund Raising concert with Didgeridoo performer, Phil Shiva Jones from at 7pm at First Church of Christ, Congregational Church on Court Street in Middletown. more online athttp://spiritualistchurchofloveandlight.org  or   https://www.facebook.com/Churchofloveandlight 

Higganum Congregational Church hosts its annual Gladys Burr Peck Memorial Concert this Sunday, hosting a visiting concert organist from Spoleto, Italy. Filippo Mariottini will perform pipe organ music by Mendelssohn, Frank, Brahms, Bach, Buxtehude, Frescobaldi, and Hindemith. This takes place Sunday, October 5 at 4pm at Higganum Congregational Church, 23 Parsonage Rd. in Higganum. The concert is free and open to the public with a free will offering. 

On Saturday and Sunday, The Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "The Gondoliers” at Valley Regional High School in Deep River. http://ctgands.org/

On Sunday, the Middletown County Historical Society’s 29th Annual Antique Car Show and Flea Market will feature a 1964 ½ Mustang , which was introduced to the public at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, with more than 22,000 cars ordered the first day. The sticker price: $2,557. This year’s event is at a new location, Palmer Field, adjacent to Washington Street in Middletown. Car registration begins at 8:30 am and judging starts at 11:30 am with trophies awarded at 2:30 pm. In case of rain, the show will be held Sunday, October 12. The Middletown Sports Hall of Fame at Palmer Field will also be open to visitors beginning at 10 am.

Based in Middletown, Artists for World Peace presents its fourth annual Broadway fundraiser, this Sunday October 5th in NYC, featuring over one dozen Broadway performers who will sing, dance, and tell stories to help children all over the world. The evening will begin at 9:00 PM in Joe's Pub, and will be followed by a post-show party with the cast in The Public Theater's restaurant, The Library. This is a rare opportunity to see Broadway performers in an intimate club setting. Artists for World Peace is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Artists for World Peace raises funds through making art to support grass-roots organizations in communities around the world.  http://www.artistsforworldpeace.org/

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

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
The Russell Library has partnered with Middlesex Community College and Wesleyan University to select and screen six acclaimed international films on Tuesday evenings through November 4. www.russelllibrary.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford,   the surreal romance  “The One I Love,”  and  “Take Me to the River,” a celebration of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians making a historic new album continue through tomorrow. Friday, Real Art Ways presents a onetime screening of Richard Linklater's Boyhood.  Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this groundbreaking story of growing is seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.
Friday Real Art Ways also opens a run of the film Wetlands, telling the story of 18-year-old Helen Memel, who, struggling with her parents’ divorce, spends her time experimenting and breaking one social taboo after another. www.realartways.org 

Tonight Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, ends their run of “Frank,” about a group of performers who take to the Irish countryside. Tomorrow Wednesday brings a one-time showing of Iranian documentary films. Thursday brings a one-time showing of the thriller, Eastern Boys, to Cinestudio.  Friday and Saturday, it’s Boyhood, chronicling the coming-of-age of a boy played by a single actor filmed over 12 years. Then Sunday begins a run of A Letter to Momo, a delicate hand-drawn film that will delight fans of anime, no matter their age. www.cinestudio.org.

Now here's a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU tonight.
From 5:05-6pm, it's  Explorers’ Hour with Pick Up sticks for an hour of indie rock.

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 Explorers’ Hour with Pickup Sticks.



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

09-30-14 Jive



Good afternoon, it's Tuesday, September 30th, 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. Thanks for joining us.

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

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, its comedy night with Dan Rice and other standup comics. Tomorrow/Wednesday brings The Lost Riots to the Café Nine stage, along with Dear Sirs, Rusty Things and Straight to VHS. Thursday, it’s Yarn, with the Lost Bayou Ramblers. Then Friday brings Buzz Gordo’s Ski Lodge at 5, followed at 9 by Las Cafeteras, with Rick Reyes and Fernandito Ferrer. Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Mike Coppola and Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by The 3 Pack and The Manchurians. Sunday afternoon, the Vultures, Thee Icepicks and Tsunamibots perform at 3, followed at 8 by the Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod.www.cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s,  on Tuesday nights  Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s blues jam is with Gene Donaldson.  Then Thursday brings 7 Below, a Phish Tribute, to the Sally’s stage. Friday, it’s Lee-Ann Lovelace & G Tree. Saturday, it’s Mike Law and the Playboys. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts hosts a number of events this week, Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2:30pm in Memorial Chapel, there will be a Masterclass led by Filippo Mariottini, from Rome , then he will perform on Sunday at 4 at the chapel. The program is cosponsored by the American Guild of Organists. 

Thursday at 4:15, in Wesleyan’s Public Affairs Center, author Eli Clifton presents a talk called, Big Data Investigative Journalism: How Public Documents and the Internet Helped Map the Islamophobia Industry.

Thursday and Friday at 8 at the CFA Theater, the Builders Association presents Sontag: Reborn,  the Connecticut premiere of a synthesis of poetic video and sound about Susan Sontag, an event that’s been described as “a spellbinding x-ray of a writer’s psyche.”

Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Russell House, the West End String Quartet performs works by Shostakovich and Mozart.  The West End String Quartet features Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Jessica Meyer on violin, and fellow Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn on violin, Anne Berry on cello, and John Biatowas on viola. Find information about all CFA events at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.


On Wednesday, Middletown Scottish Country Dancers hold classes for beginning and experienced dancers from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at First Church on Court Street. Partners not necessary. Wear soft-soled shoes. For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. Wednesday night Manic presents Vacationer and Brick + Mortar at Bar in New Haven.  Friday, Manic presents Balance and Composure at The Heirloom Arts Theater in Danbury.  Also on Friday, EMA and other bands will be at The Space in Hamden. www.manicproductions.org

At Toad’s Place, down in New Haven on Thursday night you can catch Lil Durk, with Gunemdown and DJ Rush. And Friday, it’s Cherub, with Ghost Beach and Gibbz. www.toadsplace.com.

Friday, Wesleyan students are invited to compete in the university’s Midnight Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, from 10 pm to 3 a.m. at the Freeman Athletic Center fieldhouse for prizes and campus bragging rights. More info by emailing pverrillo@wesleyan.edu

Friday evening, The Buttonwood Tree presents NYC-based performing artist Zach Maxwell for a unique blend of hypnotic-spiritual grooves and pop hooks. Saturday’s performance is by Turkish jazz guitarist/composer Sinan Bakir. www.buttonwood.org.

This weekend brings the Powder Ridge Festival to Middlefield. This two-day family friendly event brings together more than a dozen regional and local bands, food, a beer and wine garden, and a Kid’s Zone! Vendors and sponsors will be on-site including a bounce house, face painting, jugglers, craft activities and foliage lift rides.  Musical entertainment includes The Michael Cleary Band, The Bus, The McLovins, Shakedown, James and the Untold Riches and more. Details http://powderridgefestival.com/    

This Saturday The Spiritualist Church of Love and Light presents a  Fund Raising concert with Didgeridoo performer, Phil Shiva Jones from at 7pm at First Church of Christ, Congregational Church on Court Street in Middletown. more online athttp://spiritualistchurchofloveandlight.org  or   https://www.facebook.com/Churchofloveandlight 

Higganum Congregational Church hosts its annual Gladys Burr Peck Memorial Concert this Sunday, hosting a visiting concert organist from Spoleto, Italy. Filippo Mariottini will perform pipe organ music by Mendelssohn, Frank, Brahms, Bach, Buxtehude, Frescobaldi, and Hindemith. This takes place Sunday, October 5 at 4pm at Higganum Congregational Church, 23 Parsonage Rd. in Higganum. The concert is free and open to the public with a free will offering. 

On Saturday and Sunday, The Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "The Gondoliers” at Valley Regional High School in Deep River. http://ctgands.org/

On Sunday, the Middletown County Historical Society’s 29th Annual Antique Car Show and Flea Market will feature a 1964 ½ Mustang , which was introduced to the public at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, with more than 22,000 cars ordered the first day. The sticker price: $2,557. This year’s event is at a new location, Palmer Field, adjacent to Washington Street in Middletown. Car registration begins at 8:30 am and judging starts at 11:30 am with trophies awarded at 2:30 pm. In case of rain, the show will be held Sunday, October 12. The Middletown Sports Hall of Fame at Palmer Field will also be open to visitors beginning at 10 am.

Based in Middletown, Artists for World Peace presents its fourth annual Broadway fundraiser, this Sunday October 5th in NYC, featuring over one dozen Broadway performers who will sing, dance, and tell stories to help children all over the world. The evening will begin at 9:00 PM in Joe's Pub, and will be followed by a post-show party with the cast in The Public Theater's restaurant, The Library. This is a rare opportunity to see Broadway performers in an intimate club setting. Artists for World Peace is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Artists for World Peace raises funds through making art to support grass-roots organizations in communities around the world.  http://www.artistsforworldpeace.org/

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

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m., Common Ground, the 6th Annual Middletown International Film Festival, opens at Russell Library with the 2012 film Wadjda (kind of sounds like Wad-jida)  in which an enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Russell Library has partnered with Middlesex Community College and Wesleyan University to select and screen six acclaimed international films on Tuesday evenings through November 4. www.russelllibrary.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford,   the surreal romance  “The One I Love,”  and  “Take Me to the River,” a celebration of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians making a historic new album continue through Thursday. Friday, Real Art Ways presents a onetime screening of Richard Linklater's Boyhood.  Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this groundbreaking story of growing is seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.

Friday Real Art Ways also opens a run of the film Wetlands, telling the story of 18-year-old Helen Memel, who, struggling with her parents’ divorce, spends her time experimenting and breaking one social taboo after another. www.realartways.org 

Tonight Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, ends their run of “Frank,” about a group of performers who take to the Irish countryside. Tomorrow Wednesday brings a one-time showing of Iranian documentary films. Thursday brings a one-time showing of the thriller, Eastern Boys, to Cinestudio.  Friday and Saturday, it’s Boyhood, chronicling the coming-of-age of a boy played by a single actor filmed over 12 years. Then Sunday begins a run of A Letter to Momo, a delicate hand-drawn film that will delight fans of anime, no matter their age. www.cinestudio.org.
Now here's a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU tonight.
Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki for a sneak peek into the wild world of live music at Wesleyan.

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

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

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

 At pm Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat is a free form music show that features everything from From  krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog. Oj tonight;s show, Cheshire Cat will be giving away tickets to the New Riders of the Purple Sage and a Nomadic Wax Hip Hop Concert!
                       
From 10:30-11:30pm its Undercover with Rebecca Seidel, Bridging genres and generations, by exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation.         

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Monday, September 29, 2014

9-29-14 jive



Good afternoon, it's Monday, September 29th, 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 Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every first, third and fifth Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth blesses our show with a return visit, this time to discuss his new book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters. Also tomorrow, Commonweal critic Richard Alleva reviews the new film Love is Strange, in which a man is fired from his Catholic school job for marrying his longtime partner. Can’t catch the show live? Find the audio archived at www.wesufm.org or at www.reasonablycatholic.com.

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight’s show is Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys. Tomorrow is comedy night with Dan Rice and other comics. Wednesday brings The Lost Riots to the Café Nine stage, along with Dear Sirs, Rusty Things and Straight to VHS. Thursday, it’s Yarn, with the Lost Bayou Ramblers. Then Friday brings Buzz Gordo’s Ski Lodge at 5, followed at 9 by Las Cafeteras, with Rick Reyes and Fernandito Ferrer. Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Mike Coppola and Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by The 3 Pack and The Manchurians. Sunday afternoon, the Vultures, Thee Icepicks and Tsunamibots perform at 3, followed at 8 by the Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod. www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight  brings A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. Thursday, it’s Lil Durk, with Gunemdown and DJ Rush. And Friday, it’s Cherub, with Ghost Beach and Gibbz. www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight’s Jazz Mondays featured artist is vocalist Erica Bryan, backed by piano, bass and drums. Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s blues jam is with Gene Donaldson.  Then Thursday brings 7 Below, a Phish Tribute, to the Sally’s stage. Friday, it’s Lee-Ann Lovelace & G Tree. Saturday, it’s Mike Law and the Playboys. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts hosts a number of events this week starting tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4:30 p.m. with a panel discussion at the Zilkha Gallery, featuring professors from various sciences who will explore and discuss, from a scientific perspective, the new works created by Professor of Art Tula Telfair in the exhibition A World of Dreams.

Wednesday at 2:30 in Memorial Chapel, there will be a Masterclass led by Filippo Mariottini, from Rome , then he will perform on Sunday at 4 at the chapel. The program is cosponsored by the American Guild of Organists.

Thursday at 4:15, in Wesleyan’s Public Affairs Center, author Eli Clifton presents Big Data Investigative Journalism: How Public Documents and the Internet Helped Map the Islamophobia Industry.

Thursday and Friday at 8 at the CFA Theater, the Builders Association presents Sontag: Reborn,  the Connecticut premiere of a synthesis of poetic video and sound about Susan Sontag, an event that’s been described as “a spellbinding x-ray of a writer’s psyche.”

Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Russell House, the West End String Quartet performs works by Shostakovich and Mozart.  The West End String Quartet features Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Jessica Meyer on violin, and fellow Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn on violin, Anne Berry on cello, and John Biatowas on viola.

Find information about all CFA events at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7 p.m., Common Ground, the 6th Annual Middletown International Film Festival,  opens at Russell Library with the 2012 film Wadjda in which an enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Russell Library has partnered with Middlesex Community College and Wesleyan University to select and screen six acclaimed international films on Tuesday evenings through November 4. www.russelllibrary.org

Wednesday, Middletown Scottish Country Dancers hold classes for beginning and experienced dancers from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at First Church on Court Street. Partners not necessary. Wear soft-soled shoes. For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week, starting Wednesday with Vacationer and Brick + Mortar at Bar in New Haven.  Friday, Balance and Composure come to the Heirloom Arts Theater in Danbury.  Also on Friday, EMA and other bands will be at The Space in Hamden. www.manicproductions.org

Friday, Wesleyan students are invited to compete in the university’s Midnight Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, from 10 pm to 3 a.m. at the Freeman Athletic Center fieldhouse. At stake: prizes and campus bragging rights. Sponsored by Wesleyan Public Safety. The website is www.wesleyan.edu/athletics/intramurals/signup_form.html.  More info by emailing pverrillo@wesleyan.edu.

Friday, a renovated Buttonwood Tree reopens with NYC-based performing artist Zach Maxwell’s unique blend of hypnotic-spiritual grooves and addictive pop hooks. Saturday’s performance is by Turkish jazz guitarist/composer Sinan Bakir. www.buttonwood.org.

This Saturday The Spiritualist Church of Love and Light presents a  Fund Raising concert with Didgeridoo performer, Phil Shiva Jones from at 7pm at First Church of Christ, Congregational Church on Court Street in Middletown. more online at http://spiritualistchurchofloveandlight.org  or   https://www.facebook.com/Churchofloveandlight 

Higganum Congregational Church hosts its annual Gladys Burr Peck Memorial Concert this Sunday, hosting a visiting concert organist from Spoleto, Italy. Filippo Mariottini will perform pipe organ music by Mendelssohn, Frank, Brahms, Bach, Buxtehude, Frescobaldi, and Hindemith. This takes place Sunday, October 5 at 4pm at Higganum Congregational Church, 23 Parsonage Rd. in Higganum. The concert is free and open to the public with a free will offering. 

On Saturday and Sunday, The Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "The Gondoliers” at Valley Regional High School in Deep River. http://ctgands.org/

On Sunday, the Middletown County Historical Society’s 29th Annual Antique Car Show and Flea Market will feature a 1964 ½ Mustang , which was introduced to the public at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, with more than 22,000 cars ordered the first day. The sticker price: $2,557. This year’s event is at a new location, Palmer Field, adjacent to Washington Street in Middletown. Car registration begins at 8:30 am and judging starts at 11:30 am with trophies awarded at 2:30 pm. Although cars registered for judging must be dated 1989 or older, there is no cut-off date for cars being placed in the car corral. In case of rain, the show will be held Sunday, October 12. The Middletown Sports Hall of Fame at Palmer Field will also be open to visitors beginning at 10 am.

Based out of Middletown, Artists for World Peace presents its fourth annual Broadway fundraiser, this Sunday October 5th in NYC, featuring over one dozen Broadway performers who will sing, dance, and tell stories to help children all over the world. The evening will begin at 9:00 PM in Joe's Pub, and will be followed by a post-show party with the cast in The Public Theater's restaurant, The Library. This is a rare opportunity to see Broadway performers in an intimate club setting. Artists for World Peace is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Artists for World Peace raises funds through making art to support grass-roots organizations in communities around the world. http://www.artistsforworldpeace.org/

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

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are winding down and some have closed for the season but several are offering fall harvests. Check www.ctnofa.org for the latest details.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, continuing are runs of “The One I Love,” about a couple on a weekend romantic getaway that turns surreal, and “Take Me to the River,” a celebration of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians making a historic new album. Friday is the opening of Wetlands, about 18-year-old Helen Memel, who, struggling with her parents’ divorce, spends her time experimenting and breaking one social taboo after another. www.realartways.org 

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, “Frank,” about a group of performers who take to the Irish countryside, continues through tomorrow (Tuesday). Wednesday brings a one-time showing of Iranian documentary films. Thursday brings a one-time showing of the thriller Eastern Boys to Cinestudio.  Friday and Saturday, it’s Boyhood, chronicling the coming-of-age of a boy played by a single actor filmed over 12 years. Then Sunday begins a run of A Letter to Momo, a delicate hand-drawn film that will delight fans of anime, no matter their age. www.cinestudio.org.
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 for an hour of classic jazz.

At  6 pm  Join DJ stinky for the what's up at Wes. 

from Middletown and Wesleyan, with a featured guest every show.

From 6:30-8pm Michael Benson's 75% Folk brings 90 minutes of Americana.

That's  followed by The Rumpus Room for 90 minutes of contemporary and vintage Funk, soul, reggae and Afro and Latin dance floor jams.

From 9:30-11 PM The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee presents the music of yesterday's future today.

At 11pm stay tuned for 60 minutes of Sleep Paralysis with Erin and Ethan

who'll  be chatting about dreams, floating on sounds, and poking around in the subconscious.

From midnight to 1am its' Your Turn with Rachel Day. During which a guest will chronologically share songs that were fundamental in shaping who they are.          

From 1-1:30am  join us for How We Met The Mother with Mizael,  a show featuring the diverse music that is background to the story of the television show, How I Met Your Mother.  

 At 1:30 check out  Meet Music with DJ Rami who aims to introduce you to a new artist with each show to explore their work and discuss their story.

From 2:30-3am #BasicBints with DJ Jui-C, DJ Kale Chip invite you to discuss social identity in relation to pop culture and current events through satire.

Maximum Rock and Roll Radio comes your way from 3-4am for a weekly dose of DIY punk, garage rock, and hardcore from around the world.

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

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 supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening! Now stay tuned for Charles Henry.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fridays Jive 09-26-14

Good afternoon, it's Friday, September 26th, 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.

Wesleyan’s 38th annual Navaratri Festival tonight features a 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 and will be followed by a post-screening discussion. Grammy-award-winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt performs Saturday night on the Mohan Veena with keyboard virtuoso Sathya at Crowell Hall. The Festival concludes with the New England premiere of the dance work "Rasamanjari", a celebration of the classical dance language of India, at 3pm on Sunday. You can find all of the details of this year's festival by calling 860-685-3355 or by visiting www.wesleyan.edu/cfa 

Tonight in New Haven, at Café Nine at 9 blues sax man, Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang, take the stage with Rocky Lawrence opening. Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with the George Baker Band at 4:30 and that’s followed by a 9pm triple bill featuring The Royal Swindle, Wasted Days, and The Screw-Ups.  On Sunday at 4pm Stacy Phillips leads a Bluegrass Jam, and later on Sunday night at 8pm The Morris Trent Band leads the Original Sunday Night Jam.   www.cafenine.com.

Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford has, tonight at 9, the blues sounds of Greg Piccolo. There’s more blues on Saturday at 9, with Bob Margolis Blues Band & Friends. Visit www.blackeyedsallys.com  

Manic Productions presents tonight, at The Space in Hamden, a triple bill featuring Betty Who, Paperwhite, and Ian Briggs. Saturday, also at The Space, they’ve got Touché Amoré, The Saddest Landscape, Native Wildlife, and Deep Trouble. Visit www.manicproductions.com for information.

Saturday Infinity Hall Hartford brings Kashmir, a Led Zeppilin Tribute Band, at 8.  On Sunday, Manhattan Transfer performs at 7:30. Visit http://www.infinityhall.com for information

Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge Street in Collinsville offers comedy and music. Visit www.41bridgestreet.com or call (860)693-9762.

Tonight at The Buttonwood Tree back in Middletown, the Kennedy’s take the stage, for a night of folk rock. Saturday morning at 10:30 the Aligned with Source workshop theme is “Being Your Best.” Later at 8pm, Joe Flood presents a music show he calls “Busker Stories, Blues, Brassens . . . and Beyond.” Erik Person’s photography exhibit, “Quintessential New England:  A Day in the Life,” continues through the month. Visit www.buttonwood.org

The 95th annual Durham Fair, Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair offers animals, craft exhibits, a demolition derby, food and more through Sunday.  Tonight’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, vibraphonist, composer, and Wesleyan professor of music, Jay Hoggard, hosts a jazz series featuring his quartet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com.

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Fall Book Sale happens this Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm in the Lobby of Olin Memorial Library, 252 Church Street, here in Middletown. They have over 3,000 academic and popular books for sale. Email libfriends@wesleyan.edu for more information. 

The Pipes in the Valley Celtic Music Festival happens this Saturday starting at 11 at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford.  There you can enjoy bagpipes, fiddling, rock bands, food, and more. Visit http://pipesinthevalley.com/

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

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. Visit www.russelllibrary.org

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are winding down and some have closed for the season but several are offering fall harvests. Check www.ctnofa.org for the latest details.

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight they open weekend runs of “The One I Love,” about a couple on a weekend romantic getaway that turns surreal and “Take Me to the River,” a celebration of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians making a historic new album. Tonight there’s a post-screening live performance by soul artist Betty Harris and Connecticut’s own Mighty Soul Drivers. 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. Visit www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford tonight and continuing through Saturday, the feature is “A Most Wanted Man,” a spy drama starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in his last screen performance.  On Sunday they open “Frank,” about a group of performers who take to the Irish countryside to perform and record their creations. 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!