Thursday, July 2, 2015

07/02/15 Jive

Good evening, it's Friday, July 3rd, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on WESU 88.1 FM 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, I'm Ben Michael. Special shout-out to those of you, who supported WESU during our recent pledge drive and capital campaign. That money
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The annual Middletown Fireworks Festival takes place on this evening with activities and music that started at 4, at two riverfront locations: Harbor Park and the City Hall lawn on Dekoven Drive (which is closed to traffic).  You can food and family fun and enjoy music by Shaded Soul, Prelude, The MHS Jazz Band and the Middletown Symphonic Band www.arts2go.org

Tonight you can also catch the  show  happening at New Britain Stadium, following the Rockcats baseball game www.rockcats.com.

Tomorrow, July 4, there will be fireworks displays in:
The Madison fireworks (originally scheduled for tonight) have been Postponed to July 5. , www.madisonfireworks.org

Dodd Stadium, Norwich, post-game,www.cttigers.com

The Marina at American Wharf, Norwich, 9 p.m.,www.americanwharf.com

Sunday, July 5 in our area you can catch fireworks shows at
Bradley Point Park, West Haven, 9 p.m., www.cityofwesthaven.com. .
Muzzy Field, Bristol, following concert, www.ci.bristol.ct.us.
Darien High School, Darien, 9 p.m., www.darienfirefighter.org. Rain date: July 6.

Manchester Community College, Manchester, 9:30 p.m. Rain date: July 6.

Fort Hill/Still Meadow, New Milford, 9:30 p.m.,www.newmilford-chamber.com. Rain date: July 6.

Dodd Stadium, Norwich, post-game, www.cttigers.com.

Sheehan High School, Wallingford, 9:15 p.m.,www.wallingfordfireworks.blogspot.com.

CTnow.com has a long list of other shows plus more that will happen next week.

Now, here’s a rundown of some other entertainment options in our area this weekend.


At Scatz Restaurant and Lounge in Middletown, you can enjoy R&B music by Showtime tonight .http://www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com has details. That’s Scatz with a Z.

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown,  you can catch the Nu Band, with special guest, guitarist Erhard Hirt from Germany, for a night of  improvisational jazz. Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 p.m. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30. Sunday night it’s comedy with the Great Make Believe Improv Show. The Hearing Voices Network meets weekly on Monday morning at 10:30. The July art exhibit features the photography of Jennifer Misseri. http://www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven, right about now, Cafe Nine presents  Chris Merk, followed later  by the headline show featuring  The Hound and Tyrone Shoelaces. On Saturday starting at 4 it’s the Big Fat Café 9 BBQ and Rhythm & Blues Marathon featuring The Lonesome Sparrows, The Langley Brothers Band, The Convertibles, & The Travis Moody Band. Sunday night Dooley O  presents Soul Service, for a night of soul, funk, and disco dance floor jams. http://www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s.  tonight  Eran Troy Danner takes the stage with Jake Kulak & The Lowdown, for a night of  you blues, swing, dance, and more. www.blackeyedsallys.com  

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight brings thier Bright Night 20: Electro Glo Party, with DJ’s spinning in two rooms. www.toadsplace.com

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford now offers free admission every Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.http://www.thewadsworth.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they’ve got Lotus Land – The American RUSH Tribute, tonight (Friday) at 8. Sunday at 7:30, you can hear Destiny Africa’s Children’s Choir from Uganda, bringing you Gospel and world music. at http://www.infinityhall.com
You can support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! The East Haddam Farmer’s market happens every Wednesday from 4 to 7, Durham’s is on Thursdays from 3 to 6. The Clinton market is every Thursday from 4 to 7. Middletown’s North End farmers market is on Fridays from 10 to 2. There’s one in Higganum Village on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 and in Cromwell on Fridays from 4 to 7. Back down on the sore in Old Saybrook there are farmer’s markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Chester Farmer’s Market is open on Sundays from 10 to 1. Middletown’s long running Farmer’s Market at the South Green opens July 7th and will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays through October. Stay tuned to the Jive for updates on more openings, and visit http://www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets for full details.

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight they open a run of "Charlie’s Country," about an aboriginal lost between the old and new cultures of northern Australia. Also opening is "Tangerines," a film about conflict caused by the 1992 Soviet Union breakup that takes place on an Estonian farm during harvest time. Both run through the weekend. www.realartways.org

Tonight Trinity College’s Cinestudio opens their run of "Woman in Gold," starring Helen Mirrin as an Austrian Jew tracking down works of art stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II. It continues through the weekend. Details at http://www.cinestudio.org


The Hartford Parks free Movies After Dark series is showing "The Sandlot"  this evening at Cal Ripkin Field in Hartford. www.hartford.com/event/

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU, as we work our way through our summer program line up:

From 5:05-6:30pm, it'll be Covering the Beatles - Take a ride forward and backwards on a "Magical Mystery Tour." An exploration of cov er tunes of Beatles songs by new artists and early rock and roll tunes covered by the Beatles.          
    
6:30-7pm its Radio Curious from Pacifica.

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 different genres like Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.  
                                                      
Then from 10pm - midnight, 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 soundscapes.

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

3-3:30 am will be Bassment Beats with DJ LOKASH from Pacifica - The best in underground & above ground hip-hop mixed by DJ LOKASH.

From 3:30-4 am is a New World Show with DJ LOKASH from Pacifica, exploring contemporary sounds in global bass redefining the term "world music." curated & mixed by DJ LOKASH.   
        
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

We continue our Saturday morning programming here at WESU with The Celtic Café at 6am followed by Café Italia at 7am before Weekend Edition Saturday from NPR at 8am.
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

Thanks so much to those among us in the WESU community who came tog  ether to make our recent Pledge drive and capital campaign a success! It was a long haul and we appreciate the patience of our listeners as our Spring pledge drive dragged on into the summer.  Stay tuned as we put listener support to good use maintaining and improving the service we provide. 


Thursday's Jive

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!

Good evening, it's Thursday, July 2nd, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day, and the best in free-form community programming week-nights and weekends.

I'm JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.

Tonight its Art Walk! starting at 5:30 the north end of middletown's galleries and restaurants have specials and art. Free for the whole family with a community garden concert by Kalimur at Luis Lopez Community Garden on the corner of Main and Green Streets.. 

There’s an opening reception for the painting and glass collage exhibit "On the Diagonal" by Nancy Eisenfeld this Tonight at 5 at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center in Middletown. http://www.arts2go.org

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, brings Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic Open Mic. Friday they’ve got the Nu Band, with special guest German guitarist Erhard Hirt, bringing you improvisational jazz. Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 p.m. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30. Sunday night it’s comedy with the Great Make Believe Improv Show. The Hearing Voices Network meets weekly on Monday morning at 10:30. The July art exhibit features the photography of Jennifer Misseri. http://www.buttonwood.org


In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine presents Undercliff. Friday’s Wind-down Happy Hour artist is Chris Merk, followed later by The Hound, and Tyrone Shoelaces. On Saturday it’s the Big Fat Café 9 BBQ with a Rhythm & Blues Marathon, starting at 4. Sunday’s usual Soul Service is at 8. http://www.cafenine.com


Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s. On Friday it’s singer/songwriter Eran Troy Danner, with Jake Kulak & The Lowdown, bringing you blues, swing, dance, and more. www.blackeyedsallys.com 

Tonight, Manic Productions presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven http://www.manicproductions.org


At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight it’s the Local Rock Showcase, starting at 6:15. Friday you can enjoy the Bright Night 20: Electro Glo Party, with DJ’s spinning in two rooms. www.toadsplace.com


The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford now offers free admission every Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. It’s free as well this Saturday as part of their Second Saturdays for Families series. http://www.thewadsworth.org


You can take a free tour of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arc every Thursday at noon in Bushnell Park in Hartford. More information is available at http://www.bushnellpark.org

The annual Middletown Fireworks Festival takes place on Friday starting at 4, at two locations: Harbor Park and the City Hall lawn. Enjoy music by Shaded Soul and Prelude, along with food and family fun. The festival has expanded fireworks this year, accompanied by music by the Middletown Symphonic Band. Details at www.arts2go.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they’ve got Lotus Land – The American RUSH Tribute, this Friday at 8. On Sunday at 7:30, you can hear Destiny Africa’s Children’s Choir from Uganda, bringing you Gospel and world music. at http://www.infinityhall.com


At Scatz Restaurant and Lounge in Middletown, you can enjoy R&B music by Showtime this Friday.http://www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com has details. That’s Scatz with a Z.


A book signing takes place this Friday at the Book Bower on Main Street in Middletown, featuring "Locus Amoenus" by Victoria N. Alexander, a dark comedy about a post 9/11 widow living in upstate New York. http://www.arts2go.org


WESU DJ Karen Stein, host of WESU’s Imagine radio show airing on Thursdays, performs acoustic guitar every Saturday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. at the original Brewbaker’s on Main Street in Middletown.

You can support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! The East Haddam Farmer’s market happens every Wednesday from 4 to 7, Durham’s is on Thursdays from 3 to 6. The Clinton market is every Thursday from 4 to 7. Middletown’s North End farmers market is on Fridays from 10 to 2. There’s one in Higganum Village on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 and in Cromwell on Fridays from 4 to 7. Back down on the sore in Old Saybrook there are farmer’s markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Chester Farmer’s Market is open on Sundays from 10 to 1. Middletown’s long running Farmer’s Market at the South Green opens July 7th and will run on Tuesdays andThursdays through October. Stay tuned to the Jive for updates on more openings, and visit http://www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets for full details.

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of "The Yes Men Are Revolting," a documentary about an activist group taking on climate change. Also running is "The Wolfpack," a Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary about brothers locked in a Lower East Side apartment who discover the world through movies. You can see both through tomorrow. On Friday they open "Charlie’s Country," about an aboriginal lost between the old and new cultures of northern Australia. Also opening is "Tangerines," a film about conflict caused by the 1992 Soviet Union breakup that takes place on an Estonian farm during harvest time. Both run through the weekend. www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of "The Last Waltz," a restored version of Martin Scorsese’s 1976 concert film of The Band’s farewell performance in San Francisco. On Friday they open "Woman in Gold," starring Helen Mirrin as an Austrian Jew tracking down works of art stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II. It continues through the weekend. Details at http://www.cinestudio.org


The Hartford Parks free Movies After Dark series is showing "The Sandlot" this Friday at Cal Ripkin Field in Hartford. www.hartford.com/event/




Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:  
5:05-6:30pm 
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

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

8-9:30pm       
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, Bill Revill of Acoustic Blender will be filling in for Evening Jazz tonight with some Acoustic Americana.
A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant-garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.                                         

9:30-11pm                                        
(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam
Featuring local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists not normally played on the radio. 
(2,4) Experience The Experiement (ETEShow) with DJ Marquis
Album Cuts of main and non mainstream artists. The show does interviews from all backgrounds of music.

11-1am
Metal on Metal!! with the Metal Messenger
Welcome to Metal on Metal!! Traditional heavy metal, progressive metal, death metal, power metal, black metal...any kind of metal as long as it's shreddin'!
            
1-2am 
Mentaltown with El Vee
Ill vill for the unsigned artist, small biz, and non profit with different guest hosts plus dj's

2-3am
RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald

3-4am
Democracy Now

Morning edition from NPR  starts tomorrow’s broadcast day at 5am.
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

Thanks so much to those among us in the WESU community who came together to make our recent Pledge drive and capital campaign a success! It was a long haul and we appreciate the patience of our listeners as our Spring pledge drive dragged on into the summer.  Stay tuned as we put listener support to good use maintaining and improving the service we provide. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

07/01/15 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, July 1st, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on WESU 88.1 FM 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! Thanx for tuning in!
Here’s some of what’s happening in our area this week:

In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine presents Dan & Dans Comedy Open Mic. Thursday’s headliner is Undercliff. Friday’s Wind-down Happy Hour artist is Chris Merk, followed later by The Hound, and Tyrone Shoelaces. On Saturday it’s the Big Fat Café 9 BBQ with a Rhythm & Blues Marathon, starting at 4. Sunday’s usual Soul Service is at 8. http://www.cafenine.com


Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s presents the Wednesday Blues Jam featuring Ray Morant this week. On Friday it’s singer/songwriter Eran Troy Danner, with Jake Kulak & The Lowdown, bringing you blues, swing, dance, and more. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight, Manic Productions presents Joe Michelini, and Jack + Eliza at Bar in New Haven. Thursday, they headline Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven http://www.manicproductions.org

Thursday at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, brings Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic Open Mic. Friday they’ve got the Nu Band, with special guest German guitarist Erhard Hirt, bringing you improvisational jazz. Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 p.m. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30. Sunday night it’s comedy with the Great Make Believe Improv Show. The Hearing Voices Network meets weekly on Monday morning at 10:30. The July art exhibit features the photography of Jennifer Misseri. http://www.buttonwood.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Thursday it’s the Local Rock Showcase, starting at 6:15. Friday you can enjoy the Bright Night 20: Electro Glo Party, with DJ’s spinning in two rooms. www.toadsplace.com


The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Partners not necessary. Call 860-347-0278 for details.

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford now offers free admission every Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. It’s free as well this Saturday as part of their Second Saturdays for Families series. http://www.thewadsworth.org

There’s an opening reception for the painting and glass collage exhibit "On the Diagonal" by Nancy Eisenfeld this Thursday at 5 at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center in Middletown. http://www.arts2go.org

You can take a free tour of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arc every Thursday at noon in Bushnell Park in Hartford. More information is available at http://www.bushnellpark.org

The annual Middletown Fireworks Festival takes place on Friday starting at 4, at two locations: Harbor Park and the City Hall lawn. Enjoy music by Shaded Soul and Prelude, along with food and family fun. The festival has expanded fireworks this year, accompanied by music by the Middletown Symphonic Band. Details at www.arts2go.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they’ve got Lotus Land – The American RUSH Tribute, this Friday at 8. On Sunday at 7:30, you can hear Destiny Africa’s Children’s Choir from Uganda, bringing you Gospel and world music. at http://www.infinityhall.com


At Scatz Restaurant and Lounge in Middletown, you can enjoy R&B music by Showtime this Friday.

http://www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com has details. That’s Scatz with a Z.
A book signing takes place this Friday at the Book Bower on Main Street in Middletown, featuring "Locus Amoenus" by Victoria N. Alexander, a dark comedy about a post 9/11 widow living in upstate New York. http://www.arts2go.org


WESU DJ Karen Stein, host of WESU’s Imagine radio show airing on Thursdays, performs acoustic guitar every Saturday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. at the original Brewbaker’s on Main Street in Middletown.

You can support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! The East Haddam Farmer’s market happens every Wednesday from 4 to 7, Durham’s is on Thursdays from 3 to 6. The Clinton market is every Thursday from 4 to 7. Middletown’s North End farmers market is on Fridays from 10 to 2. There’s one in Higganum Village on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 and in Cromwell on Fridays from 4 to 7. Back down on the sore in Old Saybrook there are farmer’s markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Chester Farmer’s Market is open on Sundays from 10 to 1. Middletown’s long running Farmer’s Market at the South Green opens July 7th and will run on Tuesdays andThursdays through October. Stay tuned to the Jive for updates on more openings, and visit http://www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets for full details.

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of "The Yes Men Are Revolting," a documentary about an activist group taking on climate change. Also running is "The Wolfpack," a Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary about brothers locked in a Lower East Side apartment who discover the world through movies. You can see both through tomorrow. On Friday they open "Charlie’s Country," about an aboriginal lost between the old and new cultures of northern Australia. Also opening is "Tangerines," a film about conflict caused by the 1992 Soviet Union breakup that takes place on an Estonian farm during harvest time. Both run through the weekend. www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of "The Last Waltz," a restored version of Martin Scorsese’s 1976 concert film of The Band’s farewell performance in San Francisco. On Friday they open "Woman in Gold," starring Helen Mirrin as an Austrian Jew tracking down works of art stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II. It continues through the weekend. Details at http://www.cinestudio.org
The Hartford Parks free Movies After Dark series is showing "The Sandlot" this Friday at Cal Ripkin Field in Hartford. www.hartford.com/event/


Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:

Dub Revolution with Big Bent follows the Jive, with an international exploration of new and old roots, dub, raggae and more.

From 6-6:30 its Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard, M.D. where Guests discuss holistic approaches to the brain diseases we call mental illness, or share their stories of personal healing and achievement.

Fusion Radio with James Fusion follows from 6:30 to 8, with the best Techno mix on radio.

From 8 to 9:30 it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce, bringing you deep underground sounds mixed live for your
listening pleasure.

The Vault with DJ Anton Banks comes your way from 9:30 to 11, with hard techno, minimal, and leftfield mixed live. There’s exclusive music from international artists.

From 11 to 1 a.m. it’s The Dungeon with Executioner Snow, bringing you heavy metal, underground and gangsta rap from all eras, all the way up to recently-released material.

From 1 to 3 a.m. it’s All Mixed Up from Pacifica.
At 3, we’ll rebroadcast today’s session of Democracy Now, with Amy Goodman.

BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 a.m.
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.


If you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, please help us close out our spring pledge drive with a meaningful donation. You can make that donation online at http://www.wesufm.org anytime. We are running out of time to balance our budget by the end of the fiscal year, and we could really use your help! Thanks! Now stay tuned for Dub Revolution with Big Bent.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

06-30-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, June 30th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on WESU 88.1 FM 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  Marianne O’Hare producer of Conversations on HealthCare….

Here’s some of what’s happening in our area this week:

In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine presents King Bongo, Bandit, and Author.  Wednesday, it’s Dan & Dans Comedy Open Mic. Thursday’s headliner is Undercliff.  Friday’s Wind-down Happy Hour artist is Chris Merk, followed later by The Hound, and Tyrone Shoelaces.  On Saturday it’s the Big Fat Café 9 BBQ with a Rhythm & Blues Marathon, starting at 4. Sunday’s usual Soul Service is at 8. http://www.cafenine.com



Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s continues on Tuesday nights, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. The Wednesday Blues Jam features Ray Morant this week. On Friday it’s singer/songwriter Eran Troy Danner, with Jake Kulak & The Lowdown, bringing you blues, swing, dance, and more.www.blackeyedsallys.com 


Tomorrow/ Wednesday, Manic Productions presents Joe Michelini, and Jack + Eliza at Bar in New Haven.  Thursday, they headline Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven.http://www.manicproductions.org  


Thursday at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, brings Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic Open Mic.  Friday they’ve got the Nu Band, with special guest German guitarist Erhard Hirt, bringing you improvisational jazz. Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 p.m. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30. Sunday night it’s comedy with the Great Make Believe Improv Show. The Hearing Voices Network meets weekly on Monday morning at 10:30. The July art exhibit features the photography of Jennifer Misseri.  http://www.buttonwood.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Thursday it’s the Local Rock Showcase, starting at 6:15.  Friday you can enjoy the Bright Night 20: Electro Glo Party, with DJ’s spinning in two rooms. www.toadsplace.com

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet Wednesday at First Church on Court St.  Partners not necessary.  Call 860-347-0278 for details.


The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford now offers free admission every Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.  It’s free as well this Saturday as part of their Second Saturdays for Families series. http://www.thewadsworth.org

There’s an opening reception for the painting and glass collage exhibit “On the Diagonal” by Nancy Eisenfeld this Thursday at 5 at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center in Middletown. http://www.arts2go.org 

You can take a free tour of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arc every Thursday at noon in Bushnell Park in Hartford.  More information is available at http://www.bushnellpark.org

The annual Middletown Fireworks Festival takes place on Friday starting at 4, at two locations:  Harbor Park and the City Hall lawn.  Enjoy music by Shaded Soul and Prelude, along with food and family fun. The festival has expanded fireworks this year, accompanied by music by the Middletown Symphonic Band.  Details at www.arts2go.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they’ve got Lotus Land – The American RUSH Tribute, this Friday at 8.  On Sunday at 7:30, you can hear Destiny Africa’s Children’s Choir from Uganda, bringing you Gospel and world music. at http://www.infinityhall.com

At Scatz Restaurant and Lounge in Middletown, you can enjoy R&B music by Showtime this Friday.http://www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com has details.  That’s Scatz with a Z.

A book signing takes place this Friday at the Book Bower on Main Street in Middletown, featuring “Locus Amoenus” by Victoria N. Alexander, a dark comedy about a post 9/11 widow living in upstate New York.  http://www.arts2go.org

WESU DJ Karen Stein, host of WESU’s Imagine radio show airing on Thursdays, performs acoustic guitar every Saturday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. at the original Brewbaker’s on Main Street in Middletown.

You can support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! The East Haddam Farmer’s market happens every Wednesday from 4 to 7, Durham’s is on Thursdays from 3 to 6. The Clinton market is every Thursday from 4 to 7. Middletown’s North End farmers market is on Fridays from 10 to 2. There’s one in Higganum Village on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 and in Cromwell on Fridays from 4 to 7. Back down on the sore in Old Saybrook there are farmer’s markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Chester Farmer’s Market is open on Sundays from 10 to 1. Middletown’s long running Farmer’s Market at the South Green opens July 7th and will run on Tuesdays andThursdays through October.   Stay tuned to the Jive for updates on more openings, and visit http://www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets for full details.

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of “The Yes Men Are Revolting,” a documentary about an activist group taking on climate change.  Also running is “The Wolfpack,” a Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary about brothers locked in a Lower East Side apartment who discover the world through movies. You can see both through Thursday.  On Friday they open “Charlie’s Country,” about an aboriginal lost between the old and new cultures of northern Australia. Also opening is “Tangerines,” a film about conflict caused by the 1992 Soviet Union breakup that takes place on an Estonian farm during harvest time. Both run through the weekend.  www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of “The Last Waltz,” a restored version of Martin Scorsese’s 1976 concert film of The Band’s farewell performance in San Francisco.  On Friday they open “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirrin as an Austrian Jew tracking down works of art stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II.   It continues through the weekend.  Details athttp://www.cinestudio.org

The Hartford Parks free Movies After Dark series is showing “The Sandlot” this Friday at Cal Ripkin Field in Hartford. www.hartford.com/event/


Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: 

Right after the jive stay tuned for nearly three hours of folk and Americana music until 8pm, on Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill who offers  an eclectic selection of Americana plus an extensive concert listing and regular ticket giveaways.  

From 8-9pm it’s The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, A weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

 After that at 9pm its Radio Obscura, whose hosts describe the show as “a gasoline powered cat purring its way through the highways and byways of the weeks topics. Join us and. Pet the cat.”

 DJ Pickup Sticks is back in the air-chair after that at 10:30 for her show, Explorers’ Hour, which offers an exploration of rock, pop, and experimental music

From:  11:30-12:30am  its #tbt: summer throwbacks with Frau Miau Tune in to listen to all your favorite summer throwbacks! #tbt: summer throwbacks will have you bouncing and bumping to pop hits from summers past.
           
12:30-1:30am Coming to America with DJ Korean Kween Coming to America" will explore music people associate with new beginnings in their lives. Featuring interviews with people who will bring in songs they fell in love with in a new environment.
           
From 1:30-3am Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat. Who says he’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

At 3am, we will rebroadcast today’s noontime broadcast of Democracy Now, with Amy Goodman.


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



Thanks so much to those among us in the WESU community who came together to make our recent Pledge drive and capital campaign a success! It was a long haul and we appreciate the patience of our listeners as our Spring pledge drive dragged on into the summer.  Stay tuned as we put listener support to good use maintaining and improving the service we provide.

Stay tuned for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!


Monday, June 29, 2015

06-29-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, June 29th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on WESU 88.1 FM 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: the first half of a recent 90-minute conversation at Yale University titled “Following Jesus as a Secular Progressive.”
The event, held in a packed auditorium at Yale in late April, was hosted by the Yale Center for Faith & Culture, Yale Humanist Community, and Elm City Vineyard Church, among other organizations.
It was a compelling dialogue between two friends, secular author and USA Today religion-in-public-life columnist, Tom Krattenmaker, and Christian author and speaker, Tony Kriz.  The organizers' aim was to break down divisions that make Jesus the exclusive property of religious people. Can't listen live? Find the audio of both archived after the fact at www.reasonablycatholic.com, where I’ll also post photos and related links of interest.

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

In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine hosts a  benefit for the Ansonia N ature Center with a host of entertainers.  On Tuesday, they bring you King Bongo, Bandit, and Author.  Wednesday, it’s Dan & Dans Comedy Open Mic. Thursday’s headliner is Undercliff.  Friday’s Wind-down Happy Hour artist is Chris Merk, followed later by The Hound, and Tyrone Shoelaces.  On Saturday it’s the Big Fat Café 9 BBQ with a Rhythm & Blues Marathon, starting at 4. Sunday’s usual Soul Service is at 8. http://www.cafenine.com

Tonight, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s the usual Moments of Gratitude at 7:45, followed by the Anything Goes Open Mic.  On Thursday enjoy another Open Mic with Bob Gotta.  Friday they’ve got the Nu Band, with special guest German guitarist Erhard Hirt, bringing you improvisational jazz. Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 p.m. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30. Sunday night it’s comedy with the Great Make Believe Improv Show. The Hearing Voices Network meets weekly on Monday morning at 10:30. The July art exhibit features the photography of Jennifer Misseri.  http://www.buttonwood.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight it’s the usual Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence at 9.  On Thursday it’s the Local Rock Showcase, starting at 6:15.  Friday you can enjoy the Bright Night 20: Electro Glo Party, with DJ’s spinning in two rooms. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s continues its usual Jazz Mondays tonight with the Mike Casy Trio. On Tuesday, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. The Wednesday Blues Jam features Ray Morant this week. On Friday it’s singer/songwriter Eran Troy Danner, with Jake Kulak & The Lowdown, bringing you blues, swing, dance, and more. www.blackeyedsallys.com 

Manic Productions brings Ceremony, Pity Sex, and more to The Space in Hamden tonight at 7:30.  On Wednesday, it’s Joe Michelini, and Jack + Eliza at Bar in New Haven.  Thursday, they headline Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. http://www.manicproductions.org  



Support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! You can visit East Haddam every Wednesday from 4 to 7, Durham every Thursday from 3 to 6, Clinton every Thursday from 4 to 7, Middletown North End Friday from 10 to 2, Higganum Village Friday from 3:30 to 6:30, Cromwell on Friday from 4 to 7, Old Saybrook on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Chester on Sunday from 10 to 1.  Stay tuned to the Jive for updates on more openings, and visit http://www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets for full details.

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet Wednesday at First Church on Court St.  Partners not necessary.  Call 860-347-0278 for details.

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford now offers free admission every Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.  It’s free as well this Saturday as part of their Second Saturdays for Families series.  http://www.thewadsworth.org

There’s an opening reception for the painting and glass collage exhibit “On the Diagonal” by Nancy Eisenfeld this Thursday at 5 at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center in Middletown.  http://www.arts2go.org 

You can take a free tour of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arc every Thursday at noon in Bushnell Park in Hartford.  More information is available at http://www.bushnellpark.org

The annual Middletown Fireworks Festival takes place on Friday starting at 4, at two locations:  Harbor Park and the City Hall lawn.  Enjoy music by Shaded Soul and Prelude, along with food and family fun. The festival has expanded fireworks this year, accompanied by music by the Middletown Symphonic Band.  Details at www.arts2go.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they’ve got Lotus Land – The American RUSH Tribute, this Friday at 8.  On Sunday at 7:30, you can hear Destiny Africa’s Children’s Choir from Uganda, bringing you Gospel and world music. at http://www.infinityhall.com

At Scatz Restaurant and Lounge in Middletown, you can enjoy R&B music by Showtime this Friday. http://www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com has details.  That’s Scatz with a Z.

A book signing takes place this Friday at the Book Bower on Main Street in Middletown, featuring “Locus Amoenus” by Victoria N. Alexander, a dark comedy about a post 9/11 widow living in upstate New York.  http://www.arts2go.org

WESU DJ Karen Stein, host of WESU’s Imagine radio show airing on Thursdays, performs acoustic guitar every Saturday from 12:15 to 3 p.m. at the original Brewbaker’s on Main Street in Middletown.

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of “The Yes Men Are Revolting,” a documentary about an activist group taking on climate change.  Also running is “The Wolfpack,” a Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary about brothers locked in a Lower East Side apartment who discover the world through movies. You can see both through Thursday.  On Friday they open “Charlie’s Country,” about an aboriginal lost between the old and new cultures of northern Australia. Also opening is “Tangerines,” a film about conflict caused by the 1992 Soviet Union breakup that takes place on an Estonian farm during harvest time. Both run through the weekend.  www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of “The Last Waltz,” a restored version of Martin Scorsese’s 1976 concert film of The Band’s farewell performance in San Francisco.  On Friday they open “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirrin as an Austrian Jew tracking down works of art stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II.   It continues through the weekend.  Details at http://www.cinestudio.org

The Hartford Parks free Movies After Dark series is showing “The Sandlot” this Friday at Cal Ripkin Field in Hartford. www.hartford.com/event/


Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: 

Right after the Jive stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry until 6 p.m..


From 6 – 8:00 tonight, stay tuned for a special editions of Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin, presenting Americana music from Nashville and around the world from both emerging and veteran artists.


Up next at its 90 minutes of new and vintage funk and soul with Lord Lewis on the Rumpus Room.


At 9:30 we switch (audio) gears for Aargh!!! with Tom Gatzen who’ll provide 2 hours of  loud music including stoner and cosmic rock to doom and avant garde and more!.


From 11:30 to 1 DIY Haircut with DJ Tim Daltrey, celebrates punk, hardcore, garage, indie, and metal.


From 1-2am Maximum Rock and Roll Radio keeps the loud rock music pumping. There’s more (loud rock) where that came from, on Combat music radio at 2am.

At 2am its “in other words from Pacifica.

At 3am, we’ll rebroadcast today’s noontime edition of Democracy Now with Amy Goodman before switching over to the BBC world news at 4am. Morning Edition comes your way at 5am each weekday, here at WESU.


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



If you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, please help us close out our Spring pledge drive with a meaningful donation. You can make that donation online at www.wesufm.org, anytime. We are running out of time to balance our budget before the June 30th fiscal year end and we really need your help!  Thanks - Now stay tuned for afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.



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 http://www.wesufm.org anytime but we could really use your help before our June 30th fiscal year end.

Thanks - Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.