Wednesday, April 23, 2014

04-23-14 jive



Good evening! It’s Wednesday, April 23rd and 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 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 a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.


Friday at the Buttonwood brings Singer/Songwriters Hugh Birdsall and Arlene Wow, who showcase acoustic versions of their original songs with violinist Dana Takiki. They've been playing music in Soutneastern Connecticut for decades.

Saturday morning at the Buttonwood there'll be quigong (Chi Kung), tai chi, and community yoga. Saturday evening at 8 p.m. At 10:30 a.m. Annaita Gandhy, a Spiritual and Holistic Healer, will present the workshop "Aligned with Source."  At 8 p.m. enjoy Jussi Reijonen:Un, a group of musicians blending American and Scandanavian jazz with the folk music of the Middle East and Africa.

On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm; all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street.   More at www.buttonwood.org


Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight, Tommy Whalen hosts Blackeyed Sally’s weekly Blues Jam. Thursday night the Connecticut Blues Society hosts a Blues Competition.  Come and see four or five bands compete for a chance to represent CT at the finals in Memphis.Friday night presents the Truck Stop Troubadours, with classic sounds of country music.  Round out the week on Saturday night with Boston-based vocalist and harmonica player Diane Blue. blackeyedsallys.com


Tonight down in New Haven, at Café Nine, you can catch some Psychedelic Country Blues with Ramsay Midwood.
Steve Broderick and The 100 Watt Suns open that show.  Tomorrow night David Johansen of The New York Dolls appears at Café Nine for his gig that was rescheduled from February 13th. All original tickets will be honored.   Monster Eats Pilot, Revolution,  I Love You, Hot Girl Roadkill, and  All Riot take the Café nine stage Friday night.  Saturday, Café Nine’s weekly Jazz Jam session will be hosted by Gary Grippo and friends. Saturday night, you can catch a hip hop show featuring Duece Bug,  Joey Batts and Them,  Eli Hazel,  Wednesday Atoms and more.   www.cafenine.com.


Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, on Friday night you can catch Max Creek on the stage.   On Saturday night stop in to "The Original Saturday Night College Dance Party."  Sunday night features "The Both" with Aimee Mann & Ted Leo.  www.toadsplace.com.

There are no descriptors for the toads bands, and there are other performers?

Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet at First Church Congregational, 190 Court St., tonight at 7pm. Partners not necessary but soft-soled shoes are! 860-347-0278

The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate has guided tours of it's Beaux Arts mansion
every Wednesday at 2 p.m. 


This evening until 6pm, Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts invites you to experience the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, who’s Senior thesis work is on display at Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown. The reception is FREE and open to the public.  Thursday night you can also catch Simon Riker’s Senior recital, “Me Prometheus”  in Wesleyans Beckham Hall. Also onThursday night at Wesleyan you can catch the stage production Vatzlav. This panoramic political farce is a mash-up of 18th-century French philosophical tales like Voltaire’s “Candide” and the Marquis de Sade’s “Justine.”  Saturday at 7pm in Wesleyan’s World Music Hall., you can catch the senior music recital: “Gratitude: Music by Jeff Berman.” Later sat night at 9pm you can catch another music recital by Molly Balsam, called “Unstuck in Time.” Detaisl for all fo these events online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Tonight Manic Productions presents Jounce and Lord Fowl at the Ballroom in Hamden.  Or catch Dustin Wong, Child Actor, and Landing at Bar in NewHaven.  Thursday night features Baths, Young Fathers, and Pl Morris at The Space, and on Saturday see Andrea Gibson and Jesse Thomas there.  Also on Saturday, Neil Hamburger, Major Entertainer Mike H, and Dan Rice perform at The Ballroom.  www.Manicproductions.org 

Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 pm on Thursdays in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library On Saturday, come for Aaron Krerowiza's multimedia presentation "The Beatles' Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at 1 p.m.   www.russelllibrary.org (860) 347-2528


The Vintage Players marks its 20th anniversary with the award winning play, "Dancing at Lughnasa," tonight through Friday at the Green St. Arts Center in Middletown.  This beautiful play is a ssemi-autobiographical reminiscence of the impact of change on the lives of five sisters and their family in a rural Irish community during the summer of 1936. 

Riverwood has nothing until May

The Hartford Public Library presents Emery Austin Smith in it's Baby Grand Jazz series this Saturday, at 3 p.m. Or check out their ongoing exhibit, "The Way We Worked," created by the Smithsonial Institution, until April 23rd.  It documents 130 years of changing work life in America.  For the fashion-oriented, there's also an exhibit of Beatrice Fox Auerbach's garments and personal items.  She was the owner and CEO of America's privately owned department store, G. Fox & Co.  All at Hartford Public Library’s Downtown Branch, 500 Main St., Hartford.  www.hplct.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:  Through tomorrow, Real Art Ways in Hartford, continues their run of “Just A Sigh," a romantic drama directed by Jerome Bonnell.  Or choose "The Missing Picture," a Grand Prix Winner at Cannes and Oscar nominee for best foreign film, a brilliant documentary about a child who held onto life in Cambodia's killling fields. Friday through Sunday brings "Nymphomania Volume I" and "Volume II," a film about the memories of a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who's taken into the home of an old bachelor.  www.realartways.org


Tonight, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, kicks off a run of Disney's "Frozen," winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Picture and Best Original Song.  It's based on Hans Christian Anderson's classic story of The Snow Queen, and runs until Saturday.  Sunday brings "The Last of the Unjust," a shorter version of Claude Lanzmann's documentary on the Holocaust.  .  www.cinestudio.org.

Now, let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Wild, Wild, Live with Hibiki and Ethan Hill. A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists' campus shows.

That's followed by 30minutes Mind Matters with Doctor E. The show provides information and guest interviews on issues concerning mental illness. The focus is exploring holistic therapies and stories of individual achievement.

At 6:30,it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion for 90 minutes of techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!

And at 8:00, Mike Nyce slows it down a few Beats per minute on The Warehouse. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

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

at 11pm It’s 75 Years of...  For 75 years, WESU has broadcast underground music and under-represented genres. During our 75th Anniversary, this program will feature a different genre or theme each month, with songs chosen by our listeners and staff.

At 12:30 it's Space Music for Space with Cadet Q, bringing to the airwaves an exploration of the final frontier through listening to experimental dance, future beat and out there garage tunes. Join Space Cadet Q as we travel to spaces unknown.

At 1:30 am it's Proof of Concept with DJ JR and DJ Kevin, examining the history of concept albums in popular music and how this type of musical expression influences contemporary artists.

From 2:30 to 4am, stay tuned for Galactic Thematics with Tess and Rohan. Each show's cosmic vision will transgress "genre" itself by focusing around a specific theme. Space facts will be interspersed throughout our intergalactic voyage.

The BBC World News kicks on at 4am followed by Morning Edition from NPR 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 information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.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

Thanks for listening! Stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Hibiki and Ethan Hill.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

04-22-14 jive



Good evening! It’s Tuesday, April 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. 

2014 marks 75 years of alternative music, public affairs, and community service for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events and support this great community resource online at www.wesufm.org

I'm Marianne O’hare – Thanks for joining us.

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.

Tonight,at the Buttonwood Tree Here in Middletown, you catch Sarah's Bush's workshop "To Sell or Not to Sell," exploring ways to overcome obstacles artists face when marketing their work.  Friday brings Singer/Songwriters Hugh Birdsall and Arlene Wow who will showcase acoustic versions of their original songs with accompaniment by violinist Dana Takiki.

Saturday morning at the Buttonwood there'll be quigong (Chi Kung), tai chi, and community yoga, and a holistic healing workshop. At 8 p.m. Sat night,  Jussi Reijonen:Un blend American and Scandanavian jazz with the folk music of the Middle East and Africa.

On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm; all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street.   More at www.buttonwood.org


Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Tuesdays, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece big-band, works out new material. Wednesday night TommyWhalen hosts Blackeyed Sally’s weekly Blues Jam. Thursday night the Connecticut Blues Society hosts a Blues Competition.  Come and see four or five bands compete for a chance to represent CT at the finals in Memphis.Friday night presents the Truck Stop Troubadours, with classic sounds of country music.  Round out the week on Saturday night with Boston-based vocalist and harmonica player Diane Blue. www.blackeyedsallys.com    


Tonight down in New Haven, at Café Nine, you can catch the Supersuckers and the Hulls. Wednesday night at Café Nine brings the Johnny Thunders Memorial event featuring Buzz Gordo, Byl Cote, Stephen ZOUL Ellison, and more.  Thursday night The Independents take the stage at Café P – PUS and Big Mark T & The Double Barrels open that show. Gary Heriot take the Café nine stage Friday afternoon. Later Friday night you can catch Rizzo’s Dilemma. Dirty Sanchez, and Off the Dome.  Saturday, Café Nine’s weekly Jazz Jam session will be hosted by the George Baker Band. Saturday night, The Split Squad featuring members of Blondie, Fleshtones and Plimsouls will on stage as the Split Squad. The six Pack Dutchman opens that show. Sunday afternoon Stacy Phillips hosts a bluegrass jam.   www.cafenine.com


Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Tonight you can catch a night of authentic Reggae music with Stephen Marley, son of the Legendary Bob Marley.  Friday night, Max Creek takes the main stage at Toads.   Sunday night features "The Both" with Aimee Mann & Ted Leo.  www.toadsplace.com


Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet at First Church Congregational, 190 Court St., Wednesday night at 7pm. Partners not necessary but soft-soled shoes are! 860-347-0278

The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate has guided tours of it's Beaux Arts mansion every Wednesday at 2 p.m. 

Wednesday here in Middletown, Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts invites you to experience a 10 year retrospective of drawings by artist and professor, Julia Randall.  Randall will give a talk on titled “Mouth as Muse” at 5pm Wednesday in Wesleyan’s world music hall. Thursday, Brings a  Javanese gamelan performance featuring vocalist, Peni Candra Rini to the World Music Hall at 8pm.  

Friday and Saturday the CFA Spring the Faculty Dance event, “Threshold Sites: Feast” explores the relationship between body/self, home/community, and environment/ecosystem through the lens of food. 

The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jay Hoggard,  and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, will perform programs of classic jazz compositions at the opening event of the 13th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend on Friday night at Crowell Concert Hall. Saturday brings a performance of the Oliver Lake Big Band.  The CFA has more in store this week, with these events and more, including The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano recital on Saturday as well as Senior Thesis performances. You can find all the details online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa


Tonight Manic Productions presents Hellogoodbye and Vacationer at The Space in Hamden, as well as Courtney Barnett in The Spaceland Ballroom, along with Eternal Summers and Violent Mae. Tomorrow/Wednesday night, Manic presents Jounce and Lord Fowl at the Spaceland Ballroom and  in addition to  Dustin Wong, Child Actor, and Landing at Bar in New Haven.  Thursday night Manic presents Baths, Young Fathers, and Pl Morris at The Space, and on Saturday Manic also brings Andrea Gibson and Jesse Thomas to the same venue.  Saturday night Manic presents Neil Hamburger, Major Entertainer Mike H, and Dan Rice at The Spaceeland Ballroom.  www.Manicproductions.org   

Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 pm on Thursdays in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library On Saturday, come for Aaron Krerowiza's multimedia presentation "The Beatles' Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at 1 p.m.   www.russelllibrary.org  (860) 347-2528


The Vintage Players marks thier 20th anniversary with the award winning play, "Dancing at Lughnasa," on Wednesday, April 25 through Friday the 27th at the Green St. Arts Center in Middletown.  This beautiful play is a semi-autobiographical reminiscence of the impact of change on the lives of five sisters and their family in a rural Irish community during the summer of 1936.  You can find the Vintage players on Facebook for more info.

The Hartford Public Library presents Emery Austin Smith in their Baby Grand Jazz series this Saturday, at 3 p.m. The Libraries "The Way We Worked," exhibit created by the Smithsonial Institution, concludes tomorrow.  It documents 130 years of changing work life in America.  For the fashion-oriented, they’ve got an exhibit of Beatrice Fox Auerbach's garments and personal items.  She was the owner and CEO of America's privately owned department store, G. Fox & Co.  All at Hartford Public Library’s Downtown Branch, 500 Main St., Hartford.  www.hplct.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:  Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, continues their run of “Just A Sigh," a romantic drama directed by Jerome Bonnell.  Or choose "The Missing Picture," a Grand Prix Winner at Cannes and Oscar nominee for best foreign film, a brilliant documentary about a child who held onto life in Cambodia's killling fields. Friday through Sunday brings "Nymphomania Volume I" and "Volume II," a film about the memories of a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who's taken into the home of an old bachelor.  www.realartways.org


Tonight, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, concludes their run of "Tim's Vemeer," a documentary of inventor Tim Jenison's effort to recreate a painting masterwork using optical tools.  Wednesday Cinestudio kicks off a run of Disney's "Frozen," winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Picture and Best Original Song.  It's based on Hans Christian Anderson's classic story of The Snow Queen, and runs until Saturday.  Sunday brings "The Last of the Unjust," a shorter version of Claude Lanzmann's documentary on the Holocaust.   www.cinestudio.org


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

Right after the Jive at Five, Stick around Explorers Hour with DJ Pickup Sticks for an hour of indie pop rock and experimental music.

At 6pm, stay tuned for The Production Report with Kiley and Allis, who bring you entertainment industry news, deliver predictions, review new movies and shows, and interview industry professionals.

Bill Revill is in the chair for a 90 minutes of Americana roots music on Acoustic Blender at 6:30

J-Cherry and the Strawberry’s host an hour of live local arts and entertainment from 8-9pm.

At 9pm  DJ Cheshire Cat offers presents a free form music show called, Wonderland.


At 10:30-catch This Southbound Train with Mary Barrett for bluegrass, new-grass, and other acoustic sounds. 

At 11:30pm Young & Restless with DJ Sleepy Girl asks: You know what the Midwest is?  Then states: Hold your questions: only yeses. Come and get it.

At 12:30am  Theme Party with Peninz and Stormin’ Norman is a radio show centered on a specific idea, time period, region, or subgenre every week.
 
At  1:30 Excursions on a Wobbly Rail with DJ Shoelace, DJ Sandwich, and $pace Cadet will discuss a person/animal/phenomenon/historical event and play music tangentially related to the subject.

From 2:30-3:30 Carpe Noctem with “DJ Struggles” and “DJ Animal Ad” is where music meets the real world. The program will present a variety of music accompanied by commentary on related social affairs (both historical and contemporary).

From 3:30-4am its How We Met the Mother with Mizael Robledo features the diverse music that is background to the story of the television show, How I Met Your Mother.


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 

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


Thanks!

Now stay tuned for Explorer’s hour with Pickup Sticks!


Monday, April 21, 2014

04-21-14 Jive



 Good evening! It’s Monday, April 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 Ben Michael – Thanks for joining us.

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.


Tonight, beginning at 7:45 p.m. you can participate in Moments of Gratitude at the Buttonwood Tree to build positive energy and encouragement.  This is followed at 8 by "Anytning Goes" Open Mic.  On Tuesday April 22 catch Sarah's Bush's workshop "To Sell or Not to Sell," which explores ways to overcome obstacles artists face when marketing their work.  Friday April 25 brings Singer/Songwriters Hugh Birdsall and Arlene Wow, who showcase acoustic versions of their original songs with violinist Dana Takiki. They've been playing music in Soutneastern Connecticut for decades.

Saturday morning at the Buttonwood there'll be quigong (Chi Kung), tai chi, and community yoga. Saturday evening at 8 p.m. At 10:30 a.m. Annaita Gandhy, a Spiritual and Holistic Healer, will present the workshop "Aligned with Source."  At 8 p.m. enjoy Jussi Reijonen:Un, a group of musicians blending American and Scandanavian jazz with the folk music of the Middle East and Africa.

On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm; all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street.   More at www.buttonwood.org


Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight’s brings the Hartford Jazz Society’s weekly Jazz Monday event, featuring the Nick Roseboro Quartet. On Tuesdays, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday night Tommy Whalen hosts Blackeyed Sally’s weekly Blues Jam. Thursday night the Connecticut Blues Society hosts a Blues Competition.  Come and see four or five bands compete for a chance to represent CT at the finals in Memphis.Friday night presents the Truck Stop Troubadours, with classic sounds of country music.  Round out the week on Saturday night with Boston-based vocalist and harmonica player Diane Blue. blackeyedsallys.com


Tonight down in New Haven, at Café Nine, you can catch The Fist Full of Comedy Series.   Tomorrow night you can catch the Supersuckers and the Hulls. Wednesday night at Café Nine brings the Johnny Thunders Memorial event featuring Buzz Gordo, Byl Cote, Stephen ZOUL Ellison, and more.
Thursday night The Independents take the stage at Café P – PUS and Big Mark T & The Double Barrels open that show. Gary Heriot take the Café nine stage Friday afternoon. Later Friday night you can catch Rizzo’s Dilemma. Dirty Sanchez, and Off the Dome.  Saturday, Café Nine’s weekly Jazz Jam session will be hosted by the George Baker Band. Saturday night, The Split Squad featuring members of Blondie, Fleshtones and Plimsouls will on stage as the Split Squad. The six Pack Dutchman opens that show. Sunnday afternoon Stacy Phillips hosts a bluegrass jam.   www.cafenine.com.


Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight you can hear Rohn Lawrence & Friends for a night of smooth jazz in Lilly's Pad.  Tuesday features Stephen "Ragga" Marley, and onFriday night catch Max Creek on the stage at Toads.   On Saturday night stop in to "The Original Saturday Night College Dance Party."  Sunday night features "The Both" with Aimee Mann & Ted Leo.  www.toadsplace.com.


Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet at First Church Congregational, 190 Court St., Wednesday night at 7pm. Partners not necessary but soft-soled shoes are! 860-347-0278

The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate has guided tours of it's Beaux Arts mansion
 every Wednesday at 2 p.m. 


Wednesday here in Middletown, Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts invites you to experience a 10 year retrospective drawings by artist and professor, Julia Randall.  Randall will give a talk on titled “Mouth as Muse” at 5pm Wednesday in Wesleyan’s world music hall. Thursday, Brings the a Javanese gamelan performance featuring vocalist, Peni Candra Rini to the World Music Hall at 8pm.   Friday and Saturday the CFA Spring the Faculty Dance event, “Threshold Sites: Feast” exploration of the relationship between body/self, home/community, and environment/ecosystem through the lens of food.  The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard ’76, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, will perform programs of classic jazz compositions at the opening event of the 13th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend on Friday night at Crowell Concert Hall. Saturday brings a performance of the Oliver Lake Big Band.  The CFA has lots in store this week with these events and more including The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano recital on Saturday and Senior Thesis performances. You can find all the details online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa


Tonight Manic Productions presents the Pizza Underground Late Show, by popular demand at the Space in Hamden.   Hear Velvet Underground songs rewritten to be about pizza by a band fronted by child film star gone wild, Macaulay Culkin.  Tuesday the 22nd features Hellogoodbye and Vacationer at The Space, and Courtney Barnett in The Ballroom, along with Eternal Summers and Violent Mae. On Wednesday night, Manic presents Jounce and Lord Fowl at the Ballroom in Hamden.  Or catch Dustin Wong, Child Actor, and Landing at Bar in NewHaven.  Thursday night features Baths, Young Fathers, and Pl Morris at The Space, and on Saturday see Andrea Gibson and Jesse Thomas there.  Also on Saturday, Neil Hamburger, Major Entertainer Mike H, and Dan Rice perform at The Ballroom.  www.Manicproductions.org 

Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 pm on Thursdays in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library On Saturday, come for Aaron Krerowiza's multimedia presentation "The Beatles' Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at 1 p.m.   www.russelllibrary.org (860) 347-2528


The Vintage Players marks its 20th anniversary with the award winning play, "Dancing at Lughnasa," on Wednesday, April 25 through Friday the 27th at the Green St. Arts Center in Middletown.  This beautiful play is a ssemi-autobiographical reminiscence of the impact of change on the lives of five sisters and their family in a rural Irish community during the summer of 1936. 

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The Hartford Public Library presents Emery Austin Smith in it's Baby Grand Jazz series this Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m. Or check out their ongoing exhibit, "The Way We Worked," created by the Smithsonial Institution, until April 23rd.  It documents 130 years of changing work life in America.  For the fashion-oriented, there's also an exhibit of Beatrice Fox Auerbach's garments and personal items.  She was the owner and CEO of America's privately owned department store, G. Fox & Co.  All at Hartford Public Library’s Downtown Branch, 500 Main St., Hartford.  www.hplct.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:  Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, continues their run of “Just A Sigh," a romantic drama directed by Jerome Bonnell.  Or choose "The Missing Picture," a Grand Prix Winner at Cannes and Oscar nominee for best foreign film, a brilliant documentary about a child who held onto life in Cambodia's killling fields. Friday through Sunday brings "Nymphomania Volume I" and "Volume II," a film about the memories of a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who's taken into the home of an old bachelor.  www.realartways.org


Tonight and tomorrow, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, concludes their run of "Tim's Vemeer," a documentary of inventor Tim Jenison's effort to recreate a painting masterwork using optical  tools.  Wednesday Cinestudio kicks off a run of Disney's "Frozen," winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Picture and Best Original Song.  It's based on Hans Christian Anderson's classic story of The Snow Queen, and runs until Saturday.  Sunday brings "The Last of the Unjust," a shorter version of Claude Lanzmann's documentary on the Holocaust.  .  www.cinestudio.org.



Now, let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive at Five, Stick around for afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry for an hour of classic Jazz.

At 6pm stay tuned for Real Talk with Jonathan Spira featuring interviews of professors from the Connecticut area, from Classics and the Humanities to Sciences and Mathematics.

At 6:30 75 % folk with Michael Benson for 3 hrs of folk, jazz, blues, world music and more.
8pm, when Lord Lewis, The Velvet Knight brings you 90 minutes of Funk soul and international grooves on The Rumpus Room.
From 9:30‑11pm stay tuned for The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee for the sounds of yesterday’s future today!
At  11pm it’s Girl Power Hour  with DJ Jeffrey and DJ Moe for an hour spotlighting Chicks with Picks and licks.

At midnight  Dr. Love and DJ Smooth dish out the love advice on Romancipation.

At  12:30 DJ Willie Zabar presents an hor of comedy on  The Laugh Infection.

From -  1:30 am -2:30 its  Good Times with MKC, Omardaslayer, and djspecialk.

Followed by  Free Association with DJ Robin Hood  from 2:30‑4am

The BBC kicks world news comes your way 4am and Moring Edition from NPR kicks off our broadcast day tomorrow at 5am.

And that’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you di dn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at 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 and support this great community resource online at www.wesufm.org

Now, stay tuned for afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday's Jive 04-18-14

Good evening, it's Friday, April 18th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.
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For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's arts2GO.org

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

Tonight at The Buttonwood Tree on Main St. in Middletown, Warren Byrd is on piano beginning at 8pm. Saturday morning brings Tai Chi, Qui Gong (chi kung) and community yoga. On Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3, the Free Poets Collective hosts a lively presentation of music, poetry and an open mic at The Buttonwood Tree. This month features musician Don Lowe and poet Donna Marie Merritt, author of Her House And Other Poems and the Poetry for Tough Times series. On Saturday night at 8, Last Fair Deal, a three-piece vocal band, plays an eclectic mix of Americana Roots, Swing and Bluegrass. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm; all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. Check their website at buttonwood.org

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, at 9 tonight, the Tom Sanders Band takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday at 9 brings JR Krauss & the Shakes. Details at
blackeyedsallys.com.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, Friday’s Weekly Wind-Down Happy Hour at 5 is with Mark Daniel, followed at 8 by The Hempsteadys, with Murphy's Kids. Saturday’s afternoon Jam Session at 4 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. That’s followed at 9 by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, with Proud Flesh and Milksop: Unsung. The original Sunday Night Jam Session at 8 features The Langley Project.
cafenine.com has details.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place tonight it's The Hold Steady, with Deer Tick. Then it’s Woofstock 2014, presented by Bikers Against Animal Cruelty. Saturday, it’s Mike Stud, with IamG and Jitta on the Track, followed at midnight by The Original Saturday Night College Dance Party. Sunday brings EOTO to Toad’s with live, improvised EDM and V1bes. Details at
toadsplace.com

Tonight there is a senior music recital by Michael Deck. Titled “"Fascinating Rhythm: Playing with Rhythmic Standards," an exploration of polyrhythmic and shifting pulse/feel perceptions in Ghanaian-drumming-ensemble and Western-rock-band contexts. That’s at 7 p.m. in Crowell Concert Hall. Also tonight, at 9, there’ll be a senior music recital by Daniel Light called "Resonance," an infusion of rock, pop, and jazz with folk music from various cultures. That’s in World Music Hall. Saturday’s senior music recital at 3pm in Crowell Concert Hall is Enobong Etteh's "Yawgnobonebu: A Sonic Spectacle" and then at 8pm, Julius Thor Bjornson and “Apropos Space”, an exploration of physical and temporal spaces in harmony, structure in Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel. For info about all recitals, you can call 860-685-3355, or email boxoffice@wesleyan.edu

Also here in Middletown, tonight at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge, 139 Main St. Ext., you can catch vocalist Nekita Waller, and Sunday brings Ol’ School Soulful Sundays. Visit www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. and, that’s scatz with a z.

This Saturday at 2PM, at The East Hampton Public Library, WESU's own J-Cherry and The Strawberries invite you for a funky tour of blues, rock, roots, and poetry. The East Hampton Library is located at 105 Main Street in East Hampton and the concert is free and open to the public. 860-267-6621

GuitartownCT presents an All Star Bluegrass Benefit Concert on Saturday, April 19, 7:00 PM, at Unitarian Hall, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. This concert is to raise money directly for Tony Rice, until he can get back to playing guitar. Phil Rosenthal, Rob Ickes, Josh Williams, Tony Trischka, Jesse Brock, Luke Bulla, Chris Eldridge, Cody Kilby, Sam Grisman and Dominick Leslie are donating their time to perform. Information, directions and tickets at 
www.guitartownct.com or 203-430-6020.

Here in Middletown, The Shaped Note Singers meet every Sunday at 4pm at MAC650 Gallery on Main St. and all are welcome to this singing activity organized by Neely Bruce. Call 860.343.3239 for details.
 
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the New York International Children's Film Festival Animated Shorts run through Sunday. It’s the largest festival of film for children and teens, and stands at the forefront of a movement to define new, more compelling film for kids. There are two programs: Kid Flix Mix, recommended for ages 4 to 8,  and Party Mix, recommended for ages 8 to 18.  Two films open tonight at Real Art Ways: the romantic drama Just a Sigh, and The Missing Picture — a documentary about a child who held onto life in Cambodia's killing fields. There is more at
realartways.org.

Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is showing The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese featuring Leonardo diCaprio. Sunday Cinestudio is showing the documentary, Tim’s Vermeer, in which a handy guy with no painting experience tries to replicate one of the brilliant 17th–century Dutch artist’s works to prove he used gadgetry. Learn 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 6:00pm 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.

From 6 to 6:30pm, pick up Blackout with dj smoothchilD. Upon waking up, dj smoothchilD and dj ROCK find out they are lost. Having no idea where they are, they must explore, listening to music, speeches, poetry, and anything else they can find to figure out where they are and how to get home. The first person to call in and guess the correct mystery location win's a prize (of the dj's choosing).

Coming in at 6:30 it's a half-hour with 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.

At 10pm its Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash - Celebrating its 10th year of bringing you the latest in aboveground & underground hip-hop mixed live. At 10:30 DJ Lokash switches it up for his New World Show with the best in Global Bass mixed live.

At 11pm we switch formats again to bring you Maximum Rock & Roll Radio - A weekly radio show featuring the best international DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rock n roll radio record collection.

At Midnight until 2am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

Then at 2am 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.

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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