Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was produced by,
J-Cherry... 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, July 24th This is the Jive at Five – our daily community calendar and rundown 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 weeknights and weekends.


Now here’s a look at some of what’s going on in our area this week.


Artfarm’s Shakespeare in the Grove The King Lear performances continue tonight through Sunday, starring John Basinger.  They begin with live music at 7 p.m. in the Grove at Middlesex Community College, Middletown.  On Friday, there’s also a post-production “Talk Back” with the director and actors.  More at www.arts2go.org


At the Russell Library in Middletown, on Thursday at 7, Elizabeth Petry leads the Veteran’s Writing Group.  For kids, they’ve got the third annual Gnome and Fairy House Program on Wednesday at 2 p.m., and their Teen Movie Series – Robots In Our World – features “The Iron Giant,” also on Wednesday at 2.  The website, www.russelllibrary.org, has information on other summer children’s programs that include stories, rhymes, music, and building with blocks and Legos.

Tonight There’s a Democratic Primary Candidate Forum this at 6 at the Hartford Public Library’s Center for Contemporary Culture. Their “Lunch at the Library – Folk Fridays” series begins this Friday at noon and features music by Donna Martin.  www.hlpct.org for information on the continuation of their “World of Sounds Summer Concert Series,” with performances on Wednesday and Thursday.

Down in New Haven at Café Nine, Tom Goss takes the Café Nine stage, along with Daniel Eugene. Friday brings Useless Degree during happy hour, followed at 9 by Elison Jackson, Pat Dalton, Clenn Thousand Blades and J. Screamin. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with the George Baker Band, followed at 9 by the Sarah Borges Band, with Jay Russel and Jim Aveni of TheWagon Riders. Sunday’s Bluegrass Jam is with Stacy Phillips, followed at 8 by The Morris Trent Band. www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place tonight, Juicy J takes the stage, with MarBar and Benny Z. Friday brings Shakedown, playing The Dead and beyond, with String Band and Deep. Saturday at Toad’s, Afton Shows presents 2Face Entertainment, pi, E.T.A., and Tall, White with Ransom and Guests. That’s followed by Wake Up Productions’ presentation of a Summertime Party with Love Dollhouse and Jacob Latimore. On Sunday, The Winery Dogs take the Toad’s stage, with Charm City Devils. www.toadsplace.com.

this week at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Friday at 8, the Buttonwood presents a concert called Music is the Healing Force of the Universe, featuring improvisational sax, flutes and vocals. The goal is to create healing and balance and elevate consciousness.  Saturday morning at 10:30, a holistic healing workshop is offered. At 8 pm Saturday, La Hot Jazz performs music from the Great American Songbook. Then Sunday, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree. All are welcome, and you’re also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 a.m. www.buttonwood.org.

Manic Productions brings a number of acts to our area this week. Friday brings Midlake and Snake Oil to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. www.manicproductions.com.

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

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are in full gear, 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

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Life Itself,” the Steven James documentary about  film critic Roger Ebert’s life, continues tonight through tonight.  Tuesday through Thursday they’re showing “Venus in Fur.” This French film about a director auditioning women for a lead in his play is based on the Award-wining Broadway play by David Ives. Friday opens the run of “Snowpiercer,” a futuristic action thriller about a perpetual motion train that travels the world in a post-apocalyptic setting.  It continues through Sunday.  www.realartways.org


Hartford Parks’ free Movies After Dark series will present “Jaws” on Sunday at 6:30 p.m., in Riverside Park.  www.hartford.gov/parks


Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, continues its run of “Belle,” the lavishly-costumed drama about a biracial woman raised as an aristocrat on the estate of Lord Mansfield in 18th century England. Friday begins a run of “Ida,” a Polish film about an orphaned woman, ready to take final vows as a nun, who embarks on a trip to find out the truth about her dead parents.   More at www.cinestudio.org

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

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

6:30-8:30pm
Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! I'll play mostly world music, blended with music from the US and music from down the road. Music that I love that I want to share with WESU listeners. 
8:30-10pm

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.

10-11:30am
(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 and DJ Sunny D
Brief segments of music constantly interrupted by the hosts debating who has better taste in music.

11:30-1am
Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and Pete
Looking at the arts and culture through an abstract prism. Radio Obscura aims to replace the tiny voice inside your head with new better voices. 
1-3am
Dr. Pitkow and the Waste of Time with Jake Pitkow
No talk. No jokes. You're getting 60 minutes (ok, 53 with breaks) of eclectic delights, but here's the twist: every week's playlist will form a story based on a theme which is both specific and universal.
3-4am
The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation



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

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday's Jive

 7-22-14 Jive


Good evening! It’s tuesday, July 22nd This is the Jive at Five – our daily community calendar and rundown 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 weeknights and weekends.

I'm Marianne O'Hare, producer of Conversations on Heallth Care heard here every Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 PM. Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak every week with the smartest innovators who are transformaing health care as we know it. 

Now here’s a look at some of what’s going on in our area this week.

this week at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Friday at 8, the Buttonwood presents a concert called Music is the Healing Force of the Universe, featuring improvisational sax, flutes and vocals. The goal is to create healing and balance and elevate consciousness.  Saturday morning at 10:30, a holistic healing workshop is offered. At 8 pm Saturday, La Hot Jazz performs music from the Great American Songbook. Then Sunday, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree. All are welcome, and you’re also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 a.m. www.buttonwood.org.


Down in New Haven at Café Nine, it’s the Obscure Me Records showcase, featuring Loom, with Fugitive, J.Chance and the Zoom. Wednesday, it’s La Cantina Flamenco at 5, followed at 8 by Monolithic Music’s presentation of Saving Skyler, The 30th of February, and Friends of Enemies.  Thursday, Tom Goss takes the Café Nine stage, along with Daniel Eugene. Friday brings Useless Degree during happy hour, followed at 9 by Elison Jackson, Pat Dalton, Clenn Thousand Blades and J. Screamin. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with the George Baker Band, followed at 9 by the Sarah Borges Band, with Jay Russel and Jim Aveni of TheWagon Riders. Sunday’s Bluegrass Jam is with Stacy Phillips, followed at 8 by The Morris Trent Band. www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place Thursday, Juicy J takes the stage, with MarBar and Benny Z. Friday brings Shakedown, playing The Dead and beyond, with String Band and Deep. Saturday at Toad’s, Afton Shows presents 2Face Entertainment, pi, E.T.A., and Tall, White with Ransom and Guests. That’s followed by Wake Up Productions’ presentation of a Summertime Party with Love Dollhouse and Jacob Latimore. On Sunday, The Winery Dogs take the Toad’s stage, with Charm City Devils. www.toadsplace.com.


Middletown’s Summer Sounds Tuesday Evening Concert Series at Harbor Park gives you The Afro-Semetic Experience, with a mixture of jazz/klezmer/swing music at 7 p.m.tomorrow (Tuesday).  www.arts2go.org.

Artfarm’s Shakespeare in the Grove The King Lear performances continue Thursday through Sunday, starring John Basinger.  They begin with live music at 7 p.m. in the Grove at Middlesex Community College, Middletown.  On Friday, there’s also a post-production “Talk Back” with the director and actors.  More at www.arts2go.org


The Middletown Symphonic Band performs this Wednesday at 6:30 at the Town Green, 22 Main Street, Essex.  They’re back at Riverfront Recapture, Great River Park, in E Hartford, this Saturday at 7 p.m.  More at www.middletownsymphonicband.org

Also on Wednesday, this week’s Music at the Mansion Summer Series at Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown features Brass, – again, that’s on Wednesday, at 6:30.  Tours of the Mansion happen every Wednesday at 2 p.m.  www.wadsworthmansion.com

Also on Wednesday, at 7 p.m., First Church on Court St. in Middletown hosts the Middletown Scottish Dancers.  Partners not necessary; 860-347-0278 for information.

Manic Productions brings a number of acts to our area this week. Wednesday, it’s Cheers Elephant , Junior Prom, and Dance, Charlatan! at Bar in New Haven. Friday brings Midlake and Snake Oil to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. www.manicproductions.com.


In Hartford, the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series starts this Wednesday at the park, at 6:30, and features Eight to the Bar.  www.elizabethparkct.org


At the Russell Library in Middletown, on Thursday at 7, Elizabeth Petry leads the Veteran’s Writing Group.  For kids, they’ve got the third annual Gnome and Fairy House Program on Wednesday at 2 p.m., and their Teen Movie Series – Robots In Our World – features “The Iron Giant,” also on Wednesday at 2.  The website, www.russelllibrary.org, has information on other summer children’s programs that include stories, rhymes, music, and building with blocks and Legos.


There’s a Democratic Primary Candidate Forum this Thursday at 6 at the Hartford Public Library’s Center for Contemporary Culture. Their “Lunch at the Library – Folk Fridays” series begins this Friday at noon and features music by Donna Martin.  www.hlpct.org for information on the continuation of their “World of Sounds Summer Concert Series,” with performances on Wednesday and Thursday. 


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

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are in full gear, 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

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Life Itself,” the Steven James documentary about  film critic Roger Ebert’s life, continues tonight through Thursday.  Tuesday through Thursday they’re showing “Venus in Fur.” This French film about a director auditioning women for a lead in his play is based on the Award-wining Broadway play by David Ives. Friday opens the run of “Snowpiercer,” a futuristic action thriller about a perpetual motion train that travels the world in a post-apocalyptic setting.  It continues through Sunday.  www.realartways.org

The Wayback Wednesday Summer Movie Series at the Hartford Public Library presents the 1942 classic “Casablanca,” this Wednesday at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.  www.center.hlpct.org

Hartford Parks’ free Movies After Dark series will present “Jaws” on Sunday at 6:30 p.m., in Riverside Park.  www.hartford.gov/parks


Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, continues its run of “Belle,” the lavishly-costumed drama about a biracial woman raised as an aristocrat on the estate of Lord Mansfield in 18th century England. Friday begins a run of “Ida,” a Polish film about an orphaned woman, ready to take final vows as a nun, who embarks on a trip to find out the truth about her dead parents.   More at www.cinestudio.org

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

Right after the jive until 6pm stick around for Explorers Hour with DJ Pickup Sticks.

from 6-8 PM it's Acoustic Blender with your host Bill Revill - an eclectic selection of Americana, Country Folk Rock blugrass, accoustic blues Celtic and more. music with a roots influence.

from 8-to-9 PM It's the Voice of the City with J Cherry- a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut Arts and Music

From 9-11 PM - it's Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat- with a song in his heart and a chemical imbalance and a musical library at his fingertips.

From 11:00 to 12:30 It's head to head with Ian Rice. Each week two artists connnected by common themes go head to head to explore similarities and diffeerences in their work.

from 12:30 to 1:30 AM it's The Deli with Greg featuring Burgers, mellow music and odd late-night encounters

From 1:30 to 2:30 AM it;s Roots World Radio with Cliff Furnald - a musical tour across borders and genres.

from 2:30 to 4 AM it's The Graveyard Shift.

4‑5am BBC World News

5‑10am 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 at www.wesufm.org/jive

Thanks! Now stay tuned for DJ Pickup Sticks

Sunday, July 20, 2014

7-21-14 Jive



Good evening! It’s Monday, July 21st. This is the Jive at Five – our daily community calendar and rundown 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 weeknights 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. The next episode will be on July 29. In the meantime, check out previous episodes at www.reasonablycatholic.com.

Now here’s a look at some of what’s going on in our area this week.

Tonight at 7:45 at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s the regular sharing of Moments of Gratitude, followed at 8 by the Anything Goes Open Mic. Friday at 8, the Buttonwood presents a concert called Music is the Healing Force of the Universe, featuring improvisational sax, flutes and vocals. The goal is to create healing and balance and elevate consciousness.  Saturday morning at 10:30, a holistic healing workshop is offered. At 8 pm Saturday, La Hot Jazz performs music from the Great American Songbook. Then Sunday, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree. All are welcome, and you’re also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 a.m. www.buttonwood.org.


Down in New Haven at 7:30 tonight, at Café Nine, it’s the Fistful of Jokes Comedy Series. Tomorrow brings an Obscure Me Records showcase, featuring Loom, with Fugitive, J.Chance and the Zoom. Wednesday, it’s La Cantina Flamenco at 5, followed at 8 by Monolithic Music’s presentation of Saving Skyler, The 30th of February, and Friends of Enemies.  Thursday, Tom Goss takes the Café Nine stage, along with Daniel Eugene. Friday brings Useless Degree during happy hour, followed at 9 by Elison Jackson, Pat Dalton, Clenn Thousand Blades and J. Screamin. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with the George Baker Band, followed at 9 by the Sarah Borges Band, with Jay Russel and Jim Aveni of TheWagon Riders. Sunday’s Bluegrass Jam is with Stacy Phillips, followed at 8 by The Morris Trent Band. www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight brings A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. Thursday, Juicy J takes the stage, with MarBar and Benny Z. Friday brings Shakedown, playing The Dead and beyond, with String Band and Deep. Saturday at Toad’s, Afton Shows presents 2Face Entertainment, pi, E.T.A., and Tall, White with Ransom and Guests. That’s followed by Wake Up Productions’ presentation of a Summertime Party with Love Dollhouse and Jacob Latimore. On Sunday, The Winery Dogs take the Toad’s stage, with Charm City Devils. www.toadsplace.com.

Tonight’s Monday Night Jazz series at Bushnell Park features legendary drummer Ralph Peterson’s Fo’tet – Fo’ n Mo,’ with openers starting at 6 p.m.  www.hartfordmondaynightjazz.com.

Middletown’s Summer Sounds Tuesday Evening Concert Series at Harbor Park gives you The Afro-Semetic Experience, with a mixture of jazz/klezmer/swing music at 7 p.m.tomorrow (Tuesday).  www.arts2go.org.

Artfarm’s Shakespeare in the Grove series offers a talk on King Lear tomorrow (Tuesday) by Hofstra University Professor Emeritus John Klaus, at 7 p.m. in Founder’s Hall, Middlesex Community College.  The King Lear performances continue Thursday through Sunday, starring John Basinger.  They begin with live music at 7 p.m. in the Grove at Middlesex Community College, Middletown.  On Friday, there’s also a post-production “Talk Back” with the director and actors.  More at www.arts2go.org


The Middletown Symphonic Band performs this Wednesday at 6:30 at the Town Green, 22 Main Street, Essex.  They’re back at Riverfront Recapture, Great River Park, in E Hartford, this Saturday at 7 p.m.  More at www.middletownsymphonicband.org

Also on Wednesday, this week’s Music at the Mansion Summer Series at Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown features Brass, – again, that’s on Wednesday, at 6:30.  Tours of the Mansion happen every Wednesday at 2 p.m.  www.wadsworthmansion.com

Also on Wednesday, at 7 p.m., First Church on Court St. in Middletown hosts the Middletown Scottish Dancers.  Partners not necessary; 860-347-0278 for information.

Manic Productions brings a number of acts to our area this week. Wednesday, it’s Cheers Elephant , Junior Prom, and Dance, Charlatan! at Bar in New Haven. Friday brings Midlake and Snake Oil to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. www.manicproductions.com.


In Hartford, the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series starts this Wednesday at the park, at 6:30, and features Eight to the Bar.  www.elizabethparkct.org


At the Russell Library in Middletown, on Thursday at 7, Elizabeth Petry leads the Veteran’s Writing Group.  For kids, they’ve got the third annual Gnome and Fairy House Program on Wednesday at 2 p.m., and their Teen Movie Series – Robots In Our World – features “The Iron Giant,” also on Wednesday at 2.  The website, www.russelllibrary.org, has information on other summer children’s programs that include stories, rhymes, music, and building with blocks and Legos. 


There’s a Democratic Primary Candidate Forum this Thursday at 6 at the Hartford Public Library’s Center for Contemporary Culture. Their “Lunch at the Library – Folk Fridays” series begins this Friday at noon and features music by Donna Martin.  www.hlpct.org for information on the continuation of their “World of Sounds Summer Concert Series,” with performances on Wednesday and Thursday.  


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

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are in full gear, 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

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Life Itself,” the Steven James documentary about  film critic Roger Ebert’s life, continues tonight through Thursday.  Tuesday through Thursday they’re showing “Venus in Fur.” This French film about a director auditioning women for a lead in his play is based on the Award-wining Broadway play by David Ives. Friday opens the run of “Snowpiercer,” a futuristic action thriller about a perpetual motion train that travels the world in a post-apocalyptic setting.  It continues through Sunday.  www.realartways.org

The Wayback Wednesday Summer Movie Series at the Hartford Public Library presents the 1942 classic “Casablanca,” this Wednesday at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.  www.center.hlpct.org

Hartford Parks’ free Movies After Dark series will present “Jaws” on Sunday at 6:30 p.m., in Riverside Park.  www.hartford.gov/parks


Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, continues its run of “Belle,” the lavishly-costumed drama about a biracial woman raised as an aristocrat on the estate of Lord Mansfield in 18th century England. Friday begins a run of “Ida,” a Polish film about an orphaned woman, ready to take final vows as a nun, who embarks on a trip to find out the truth about her dead parents.   More at www.cinestudio.org

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

Right after the jive until 6pm stick around for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry

 68pm 75% Folk with Michael Benson

 89:30pm The Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis

9:3011:30pm   Aargh with Tom Gatzen

 11:30pm2am Space Music for Summer with Cadet Q

 22:30 Bassment Beats with DJ LOKASH

 2:303am New World Show with DJ LOKASH

 34am  The Graveyard Shift w DJ Otto Nation

45am BBC World News

510am 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 at www.wesufm.org/jive

Thanks! Now stay tuned for Charles Henry.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday's Jive 7-18-14

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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 and again Saturday and Sunday evenings, Artfarm’s Shakespeare in the Grove series is back with a production of King Lear, starring John Basinger.  Performances start with live music at 6 p.m. in the Grove at Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown.  More at www.arts2go.org

On Sunday at Crowell Hall on the Wesleyan Univ. campus, music professor Neely Bruce presents Part III of the recital of his original piano music at 3 p.m. Visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

At The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight at 8 there’s The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, performing originals and favorites. Pretty Thieves, an indie-rock duo from a small island in the Pacific is the opener.  On Saturday they offer the Mike Augeri Jazz Quintet, with Afro-Cuban, jazz, Latin and contemporary-themed music. Sunday at 1 p.m., Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree.  All are welcome. The AMO glassware exhibit by Alexandra continues through the month.  More at www.buttonwood.org

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight the Sally’s stage brings you The Mojomatics, specializing in the 1950’s blues-style music pioneered by Muddy Waters.  On Saturday at 8 they’ve got Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band, a nominee for the Best Blues Act for the 2014 New England Music Awards. There's more at www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight’s 8:00 show features Zach Deputy, and on Saturday, Us the Duo, Caroline Glaser, and Sarah Barrios take the stage. Visit www.toadsplace.com

Also in New Haven at Café Nine, tonight you can catch one of New Orleans’ favorite bands, The Iguanas. On Saturday the weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends at 4:30, followed by the 9 p.m. show with The Meatmen, and others.  Sunday’s 4:00 early show headlines Omega Vague, followed by the Original Sunday Night Jam with the Langley Brothers Band at 8. Go to www.cafenine.com

Manic Productions brings several other acts to our area this week. Tonight's show at The Space in Hamden features Cage, and others beginning at 7:30. The headliner for Saturday’s show at The Space is The Early November (Acoustic), and I Can Make A Mess (Acoustic).  On Sunday, it’s back to The Ballroom at the Outer Space for an 8:30 show with Marissa Nadler, and Violent Mae. Details at www.manicproductions.org

The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz runs tonight through Sunday at Bushnell Park.  Tonight’s performance at 7 includes Manuel Valera and David Sanborn.  On Saturday, they’ve got David Davis, the Urban Jazz Coalition, Jazz All Stars with Marian Meadows, and others.  Sunday starts with Ross Tucker’s Hot Cat Dixieland Jazz Band, and later they’ve got Sherry Winston, Javon Jackson, and Azar Lawrence. Visit www.hartfordjazz.com

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are in full gear, 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. Complete listings at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford Parks’ free Movies After Dark series will present “Rio” this Sunday at 6:30 p.m., in Pope Park. They have details at www.hartford.gov/parks

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, “Life Itself,” the Steven James documentary of film critic Roger Ebert’s life, starts its run tonight at 5:20pm. Also, opening tonight is "Venus in Fur" directed by Roman Polanski. During the day Saturday and Sunday they continue the showing of the documentary, "Sol Lewitt". On Saturday at 8 p.m. they’ve got the monthly live storytelling event, “Speak Up,” with this month’s theme being:  “Who’s the Boss?” Visit www.realartways.org

Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight opens with a run of “Belle,” the lavishly-costumed drama about a British biracial woman raised on the aristocratic estate of Lord Mansfield in 18th century England.  More at 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 6:30pm 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 6:30 it's a half-hour with Earth Out Loud/Youth Radio- which digs into learning about our habitat! For more info on this lively youth project visit www.wesleyan.edu/earthoutloud

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 10:30pm, 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 10:30pm 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 4am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

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

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