Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10-21-14 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, October 21st, 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 listening.

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

WESU’s annual Record Fair happens this Sunday starting at 11 at Beckham Hall on the Wesleyan campus.  Vendors from the Northeast will sell music in all formats, with cool merchandise options and live DJs spinning vinyl all day.  www.wesufm.org



At the Russell Library in Middletown tonight,  The workshop “Highly Effective Networking” with Orville Pierson is scheduled at 6 on. Elizabeth Petry leads the Veteran’s Writing Group at 7 on Thursday, and Carte Blanche, a revivalist jazz group from New York, performs a Vintage Jazz Concert, also on Thursday.   Details at www.russelllibrary.org


Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight you can catch, Jon Dee Graham, along with Mike June and Erik Eligers (of Goodnight Blue Moon).  Wednesday Natalie Tuttle and others take the Café Nine stage, and on Thursday they’ve got Dan Bern and Seth Adam at 9.  On Friday at there’s Robert Obie, followed at 9 by Akua Naru and Dooly-O. Saturday’s jazz jam at 4  will be with the George Baker Band, with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan taking the stage at 9:30.  Sunday’s 4 p.m. Bluegrass Jam is with Stacy Phillips this week, and the Original Sunday Night Jam at 8 features The Morris Trent Band.  www.cafenine.com



Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight, you can catch the House Party Tour, with Aer, Dizzy Wright, and NJomza. Tomorrow The Feel Good /tour with Schwayze and other special guests stops at Toad’s. Thursday, Nu World LLC presents Flag Party and Friday night Shakedown plays the Dead & beyond, with Deep and The Remnants opening that show.  www.toadsplace.com.

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Thursday night there’s the Middlesex Drum Circle at 7, and extra percussion instruments will be available. The Aligned With Source workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Transmutation & Transformation.” Saturday’s big event celebrates John Basinger, Buttonwood’s Board President Emeritus, and the musicians, poets, and artists who support the center.  It starts at 7 with a V.I.P Meet and Greet on the Rooftop garden of the Community Health Center on Main St. in Middletown.  That’s followed at 9 by a special presentation by the National Theatre of the Deaf, along with music and food at both the Mac 650 Art Gallery and the Buttonwood Tree.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime event and includes surprise artists. www.buttonwood.org

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 Tommy Whalen this week.  On Friday at 9, there’s a Connecicut Blues Society Fundraiser Party, with Balkun Brothers, who will represent CT at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.  Saturday’s show headlines the Michael Cleary Band, who in their 21st year presenting original groove/funk/rock. 

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Brett Dennen takes the stage tonight for an Acoustic evening with special guest, Odessa at 8.  On Wednesday they bring vocalist Storm Large to the stage. On Thursday they feature songwriter and instrumentalist David Bromberg, with Larry Campbell and Special Guest Eric Lichter.  Friday’s show headlines Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at 8.  On Saturday there’s Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter, with Special Guest Tift Merritt, for an 8:00 show.  Sunday they bring The Marshall Tucker Band and their Southern rock to the Infinity stage at 7:30. www.infinityhall.com


Tomorrow/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

Tomorrow/ Wednesday night,  Manic Productions presents Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas at Bar in New Haven. Thursday night they bring The Felix Culpa and others to the stage back at The Space, as well as The Thurston Moore Band and others for an 8:30 show at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, both in Hamden.  Friday they headline Transit, Such Gold, and more at the Space for a 7:00 show.  On Saturday, they bring you The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die to headline at The Space, along with other performers. www.manicproductions.org


On Friday Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents a Yiddish Dance Extravaganza at 157 Church St in Middletown at 5:30, featuring klezmer music and dancing.  A panel discussion, “To not Forget Crimea:  Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars, is scheduled at 6:00pm Friday in Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall. That’s followed at 8pm by the premier of an associated dance performance in Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel. Also on Friday night David McBride of the Hartt School in Hartford performs “Sonatas and Interludes: Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and MacBride,” at Crowell Concert Hall at 8.  On Saturday, the Wesleyan University Orchestra presents a Symphony à la Carte at 8, also at Crowell Concert Hall, presenting movements from several large-scale symphonic works. Find information about all CFA events at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.


Every Friday and Saturday in October, “Spirits at Stowe:  An Otherworldly Tour” happens at 6:30 at the Harriett Beecher Stowe House in Hartford.  Join them for a flashlight tour in the dark and learn about unexplained events from past and present.  www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org

On Saturday, the Art Guild of Middletown invites you to a charcoal portraiture workshop by award-winning local painter Jack Montmeat, from 9 to 3 at the First Federated Church in Middlefield. www.arts2go.org

On Saturday at 6, Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford holds their one-night-only Haunted History Lantern Tour.  Reservations are required.  www.cedarhillcemetery.org

The 13th annual Money Conference for Women happens this Saturday at the Connecticut Convention Center, sponsored by the YMCA Hartford Region and chaired by Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier.  www.ctconventions.com


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

The Russell Library, Middlesex Community College, and Wesleyan University have partnered to show acclaimed international films on Tuesday evenings through November 4. This
week’s feature film,Witch War will be shown at 7PM at Middlesex Community College. The film takes place somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, with Komona, a 14-year-old pregnant girl, telling story of her life since she has she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. Learn more at www.russelllibrary.org

Through Wednesday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, continues their run “The Two Faces of January,” a thriller set in Greece. The French thriller, “The Blue Room”, continues through Thursday. The film “20,000 Days on Earth: A Documentary about Nick Cave” will be shown on Friday and Saturday. Friday night  Real Art Ways begins 2 new film runs: Pump is  a documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil.  Listen up Philip tells the story of an angry novelist seeking refuge.  www.realartways.org

Through Wednesday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, continues their run of Alfred Hitchcocks 1958 classic “Vertigo,” recently rereleased a 4K ultra-high definition wide screen version.  Thursday night Cinestudio brings the latest Marvel block buster, Guardians of the Galaxy the big screen. More at www.cinestudio.org

Now here's a look at what's on WESU-FM 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. 
                       
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, October 20, 2014

10-20-14 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, October 20th, 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 and streams every first, third and fifth Tuesday from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow: Michael O'Loughlin, national reporter for cruxnow.com, the Boston Globe's new expanded coverage of Catholic issues, unpacks the recent synod in Rome, from which came plenty of news. Can't listen live, find the audio at reasonablycatholic.com and also archived at wesufm.org.

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

WESU’s annual Record Fair happens this Sunday starting at 11 at Beckham Hall on the Wesleyan campus.  Vendors from the Northeast will sell music in all formats, with cool merchandise options and live DJs spinning vinyl all day.  www.wesufm.org

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight there’s the usual Moments of Gratitude at 7:45.  On Thursday there’s the Middlesex Drum Circle at 7, and extra percussion instruments will be available. The Aligned With Source workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Transmutation & Transformation.” Saturday’s big event celebrates John Basinger, Buttonwood’s Board President Emeritus, and the musicians, poets, and artists who support the center.  It starts at 7 with a V.I.P Meet and Greet on the Rooftop garden of the Community Health Center on Main St. in Middletown.  That’s followed at 9 by a special presentation by the National Theatre of the Deaf, along with music and food at both the Mac 650 Art Gallery and the Buttonwood Tree.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime event and includes surprise artists. www.buttonwood.org



Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight brings you the Fistful of Jokes Comedy Series, and the Altercation of Punk Comedy Tour, for an 8:00 show.  On Tuesday they headline Jon Dee Graham, along with Mike June and Erik Eligers (of Goodnight Blue Moon).  Wednesday Natalie Tuttle and others take the Café Nine stage, and on Thursday they’ve got Dan Bern and Seth Adam at 9.  On Friday at there’s Robert Obie, followed at 9 by Akua Naru and Dooly-O. Saturday’s jazz jam at 4  will be with the George Baker Band, with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan taking the stage at 9:30.  Sunday’s 4 p.m. Bluegrass Jam is with Stacy Phillips this week, and the Original Sunday Night Jam at 8 features The Morris Trent Band.  www.cafenine.com

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight is the usual Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. On Tuesday you can catch the House Party Tour, with Aer, Dizzy Wright, and NJomza.  Wednesday’s show is The Feel Good /tour with Schwayze and other special guests.  Thursday, Nu World LLC presents Flag Party.  Friday brings Shakedown, The Dead & Beyond, Deep, and The Remnants to the Toad’s stage.  www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, the usual Jazz Mondays tonight features Truth Revolution.  Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s blues jam is with Tommy Whalen this week.  On Friday at 9, there’s a Connecicut Blues Society Fundraiser Party, with Balkun Brothers, who will represent CT at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.  Saturday’s show headlines the Michael Cleary Band, who in their 21st year presenting original groove/funk/rock. 


Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week.  Tonight, they’ve got The Reign of Kindo and other performers at The Space in Hamden.  On Wednesday, Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas headlines the show at Bar in New Haven. Thursday night they bring The Felix Culpa and others to the stage back at The Space, as well as The Thurston Moore Band and others for an 8:30 show at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, both in Hamden.  Friday they headline Transit, Such Gold, and more at the Space for a 7:00 show.  On Saturday, they bring you The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die to headline at The Space, along with other performers.  www.manicproductions.org


Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts hosts a number of events this week.  On Friday there’s a Yiddish Dance Extravaganza at 157 Church St in Middletown at 5:30, featuring klezmer music and dancing.  A panel discussion is scheduled at 6:00 in Beckham Hall, “To not Forget Crimea:  Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars, followed at 8 by a premier of the same-themed dance performance in Memorial Chapel. David McBride of the Hartt School in Hartford performs “Sonatas and Interludes: Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and MacBride,” at Crowell Concert Hall on Friday at 8.  On Saturday, the Wesleyan University Orchestra presents a Symphony à la Carte at 8, also at Crowell Concert Hall, presenting movements from several large-scale symphonic works.

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

At the Hartford Public Library this week, the Center for Contemporary Culture offers a screening and panel discussion of “Julia Toda en Mi,” a film about the famed poet Julia De Burgos, tomorrow at 5:30.  On Wednesday, there’s a Community Health Fair on Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:30   Their One Book, One Hartford series celebrates the graphic novel on Thursday with “An Evening with Darko Tresnjak” at 6.  This Tony Award-winning Director will discuss Art Spieglman’s “In the Shadow of No Towers,” a visual account of the events of 9/11.  Their Small Business Basics 5-week Workshop Series starts this Thursday at 5:30.  www.hplct.org


At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Brett Dennen Presents Water Colors, a Special Acoustic Evening with Special Guest Odessa on Tuesday at 8.  On Wednesday they bring vocalist Storm Large to the stage. On Thursday they feature songwriter and instrumentalist David Bromberg, with Larry Campbell and Special Guest Eric Lichter.  Friday’s show headlines Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at 8.  On Saturday there’s Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter, with Special Guest Tift Merritt, for an 8:00 show.  Sunday they bring The Marshall Tucker Band and their Southern rock to the Infinity stage at 7:30. www.infinityhall.com

At the Russell Library tonight, the Reader’s Theater performs “Freud’s Last Session” by Mark St. Germain at 7.  On Tuesday they’re showing the 1940 film “His Girl Friday,” starring Cary Grant, at 12, followed by a discussion group.  The workshop “Highly Effective Networking” with Orville Pierson is scheduled at 6 on Tuesday. Elizabeth Petry leads the Veteran’s Writing Group at 7 on Thursday, and Carte Blanche, a revivalist jazz group from New York, performs a Vintage Jazz Concert, also on Thursday.   Details at 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


Every Friday and Saturday in October, “Spirits at Stowe:  An Otherworldly Tour” happens at 6:30 at the Harriett Beecher Stowe House in Hartford.  Join them for a flashlight tour in the dark and learn about unexplained events from past and present.  www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org

On Saturday, the Art Guild of Middletown invites you to a charcoal portraiture workshop by award-winning local painter Jack Montmeat, from 9 to 3 at the First Federated Church in Middlefield.  www.arts2go.org

On Saturday at 6, Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford holds their one-night-only Haunted History Lantern Tour.  Reservations are required.  www.cedarhillcemetery.org

The 13th annual Money Conference for Women happens this Saturday at the Connecticut Convention Center, sponsored by the YMCA Hartford Region and chaired by Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier.  www.ctconventions.com


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

The Russell Library, Middlesex Community College, and Wesleyan University have partnered to show acclaimed international films on Tuesday evenings through November 4. This weeks feature film, Witch War will be shown at 7PM at Middlesex Community College. The film takes place somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, with Komona, a 14-year-old pregnant girl, telling story of her life since she has she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. Learn more at www.russelllibrary.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford, continues their run “The Two Faces of January,” a thriller set in Greece and Tomorrow and Wednesday night. The French thriller, “The Blue Room”, continues through Thursday. The film “20,000 Days on Earth: A Documentary about Nick Cave” will be shown on Friday and Saturday. Friday night  Real Art Ways begins 2 new film runs: Pump is  a documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil.  Listen up Philip tells the story of an angry novelist seeking refuge.  www.realartways.org


Through Wednesday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, continues their run of Alfred Hitchcocks 1958 classic “Vertigo,” recently rereleased a 4K ultra-high definition wide screen version.  Thursday night Cinestudio brings the latest Marvel block buster, Guardians of the Galaxy the big screen. More at 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 with a featured guest from Middletown and Wesleyan,  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 takes 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 www.wesufm.org  anytime. Thanks for listening! Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday's Jive 10-17-14

Good afternoon, it's Friday, October 17th, 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.

At The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight at 8 it's Alba’s Edge, with Scottish fiddle music combined with jazz, Latin, and funk influences. The Aligned With Source workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues Saturday mornings at 10:30 - this week’s theme is “Seeing is Believing.”  Saturday night’s show is Thollem’s Myriads, featuring the solo piano music of composer/singer/songwriter Thollem McDonas. Learn more at www.buttonwood.org

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, today at 5 they have Victor Roland, followed at 9:30 by The Paul Collins Beat, Matt Jaffe & The Distractions, and The 509ers.  Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Tony Dioguardi & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by Circus Delecti, Falling Further, and Teenagers From Mars.  The Original Sunday Night Jam features The Langley Project this week. Visit cafénine.com.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight, New Found Glory, We Are The In Crowd, Fireworks, and Candy Hearts all perform. Visit 
www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, at 9, they bring you the award-winning Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, with vintage 1930’s Mississippi delta blues.  Saturday’s show features West End Blend, a 14-piece Afro-Funk/Jam Collective covering everything from classic funk and soul to hip-hop. Visit 
www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Infinity Hall in Hartford tonight, The Vienna Boys Choir perform at 7:30. On Saturday they bring singer Jonathan Edwards to the stage, with special guest Kerri Powers, at 8.  And on Sunday, Black 47 performs at 7:30, in one of their final performances. Visit 
www.infinityhall.com

There’s an Armenian Food Festival happening this Friday and Saturday at St. George Armenian Church in Hartford.  It features Armenian delicacies to eat in or take out, novelty items, and more. Visit 
www.sgarmenianchurch.net

Every Friday and Saturday in October, “Spirits at Stowe:  An Otherworldly Tour” happens at 6:30 at the Harriett Beecher Stowe House in Hartford.  Join them for a flashlight tour in the dark and learn about unexplained events from past and present. Visit 
www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org

Hartford’s Hooker Day Parade happens this Saturday, celebrating the founder of the city, Thomas Hooker.  There’s a first annual Mayor Mike’s Classic Car Show, along with bands, costumes, beads, and more. Visit 
www.hartford.com/event/

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

The Connecticut Historical Society has a Behind-the-Scenes Tour this Saturday at 2 p.m. Tour the galleries and storage areas and learn about vampires, séances, and more. Visit 
www.chs.org

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents the celebrated three Sicilian Tenors in concert this Saturday at 7:30 at the Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School. Ticket information at 860-347-4887 or 346-3369.

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

The Russell Library, Middlesex Community College, and Wesleyan University have partnered to show acclaimed international films on Tuesday evenings through November 4. Learn more at 
www.russelllibrary.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they are showing “The Two Faces of January,” a thriller set in Greece and Istanbul involving an expat American scam artist, through the weekend. “The Blue Room” opens this early evening and runs through Oct. 23rd.  It’s a French thriller about two lovers who go from pillow talk to the possibility of murder.  The film “20,000 Days on Earth: A Documentary about Nick Cave” will be shown on Friday and Saturday, and portrays the international cultural icon and musician in a fictitious 24 hour period.  And tonight, Slate’s Mike Pesca hosts a panel discussion, “Masculinity and Its Discontents,” leading authors and bloggers in discussing football, war, and the American way. Visit 
www.realartways.org 

Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight continues a run of “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson as an actress whose abilities transform after an accidental overdose of an experimental drug.  It runs again Saturday.  On Saturday afternoon there’s a singalong to the 1965 classic, “A Sound of Music.”  And on Sunday they open a run of the 1958 Hitchcock classic “Vertigo,” now showing in a 4K ultra-high definition version on the wide screen. Visit www.cinestudio.org
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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was produced by,

JCherry... producer and host of 
VOICE of the CITY

 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local... This ain't no commercial radio!

www.jcherrypresents.com




Good evening, it's Thursday, October 16th, 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. 


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


At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight the April Verch Band, with the performance happening at the MAC 650 Gallery on Main St.  This Canadian group brings you old-time Appalachian music with fiddling, step dancing, and more.  Friday’s show at 8 features Alba’s Edge, giving you Scottish fiddle music with jazz, Latin, and funk influences. The Aligned With Source workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Seeing is Believing.”  Saturday night’s show is Thollem’s Myriads, featuring the solo piano music of composer/singer/songwriter Thollem McDonas. www.buttonwood.org


At the Russell Library tomorrow, Elizabeth Petry leads the Veteran’s Writing Group at 7.  www.russelllibrary.org

Guided tours of the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown happen every Wednesday at 2 p.m.  www.wadsworthmansion.com

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, Sean O’Reilly and Daniel Eugene, along with Ashley Hamel.   On Friday at 5 they have Victor Roland, followed at 9:30 by The Paul Collins Beat, Matt Jaffe& The Distractions, and The 509ers.  Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Tony Dioguardi & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by Circus Delecti, Falling Further, and Teenagers From Mars.  The Original Sunday Night Jam features The Langley Project this week.  Cafe Nine.com.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight, they’re bringing Electron, along with The Indobox, to the Toad’s stage.  Friday brings you New Found Glory, We Are The In Crowd, Fireworks, and Candy Hearts.  www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, it’s the Wednesday night blues jam hosted by Brandt Taylor this week.  On Friday at 9, they bring you the award-winning Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, with vintage 1930’s Mississippi delta blues.  Saturday’s show features West End Blend, a 14-piece Afro-Funk/Jam Collective covering everything from classic funk and soul to hip-hop. www.blackeyedsallys.com

The Center for Contemporary Culture at the Hartford Public Library is co-sponsoring, along with the Noah Webster House, a presentation and book signing by award-winning author Joshua Kendall, who will speak about his book “The Forgotten Founding Father:  Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture,” at 5:30.  The library’s annual meeting occurs Thursday at 8, and features ESPN’s Doug Glanville speaking on “How Libraries Are a Home Run for our Community.” www.hplct.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford tonight, Australia’s Little River Band.  The Vienna Boys Choir performs on Friday at 7:30. On Friday, they have guitarist Richard Thompson with Special Guest Kerri Powers.  On Saturday at 1, there’s a Martin and Lewis Tribute show, recreating the classic routines of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.   Saturday night they bring singer Jonathan Edwards to the stage, with Special Guest Kerri Powers, at 8.  And on Sunday, Black 47 performs at 7:30, giving you a chance to see this Alternative/Celtic Rock group before they disband in November. www.infinityhall.com



There’s an Armenian Food Festival happening this Friday and Saturday at St. George Armenian Church in Hartford.  It features Armenian delicacies to eat in or take out, novelty items, and more.  www.sgarmenianchurch.net


Every Friday and Saturday in October, “Spirits at Stowe:  An Otherworldly Tour” happens at 6:30 at the Harriett Beecher Stowe House in Hartford.  Join them for a flashlight tour in the dark and learn about unexplained events from past and present. www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org

Hartford’s Hooker Day Parade happens this Saturday, celebrating the founder of the city, Thomas Hooker.  There’s a first annual Mayor Mike’s Classic Car Show, along with bands, costumes, beads, and more.  www.hartford.com/event/

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

The Connecticut Historical Society has a Behind-the-Scenes Tour this Saturday at 2 p.m. Tour the galleries and storage areas and learn about vampires, séances, and more.  www.chs.org

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents the celebrated three Sicilian Tenors in concert this Saturday at 7:30 at the Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School.  Ticket information at 860-347-4887 or 346-3369.

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

The Russell Library, Middlesex Community College, and Wesleyan University have partnered to show acclaimed international films on Tuesday evenings through November 4. www.russelllibrary.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Kelly and Cal,” a film about the relationship between a punk-rocker turned suburban mom and her 17-year-old neighbor continues.  Also showing is “The Two Faces of January,” a thriller set in Greece and Istanbul involving an expat American scam artist,  Both films run through tonight.  Their monthly Creative Cocktail Hour, where creative people join for conversation, art, and music, happens this Thursday at 6.  “The Blue Room” opens Friday and runs through the weekend.  It’s a French thriller about two lovers who go from pillow talk to the possibility of murder.  The film “20,000 Days on Earth A Documentary about Nick Cave” will be shown on Friday and Saturday, and portrays the international cultural icon and musician in a fictitious 24 hour period.  On Friday night, Slate’s Mike Pesca hosts a panel discussion, “Masculinity and Its Discontents,” leading authors and bloggers in discussing football, war, and the American way. www.realartways.org 

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight they open a run of “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson as an actress whose abilities transform after an accidental overdose of an experimental drug.  It runs through Saturday.  On Saturday afternoon there’s a singalong to the 1965 classic, “A Sound of Music.”   On Sunday they open a run of the 1958 Hitchcock classic “Vertigo,” now showing in a 4K ultra-high definition version on the wide screen.  www.cinestudio.org.


Now here's a rundown of what's on air on WESU-FM tonight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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

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