Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday's Jive 01-20-17

Good evening, it's Friday, January 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 Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.


Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.
In Middletown at The Buttonwood Tree
tonight at 8 The Free At Last Players present a new show: The Evolution of Trump? Can the Free At Last Players show our new President the light? Saturday at 10:30 am is Annaita Gandhy’s Aligned With Source Workshop. Saturday night at 8 pm, Warren Byrd’s Byrdspeak Sessions with Special Guest Mixashawn present “Refresh MLK” bringing The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King into high focus. Details @ buttonwood.org

New Haven's Cafe Nine features Tuesday Saints for this evening's 5pm early set. Later at 9:30 the main event features Sidestep Complex, Sky Swamp Orange, Drop Kick Pop, and Eugene Gallagher. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session is hosted by  Tony DioGuardi and Friends. Saturday night there’s an event called NHV Plays Leonard Cohen, where a collection of New Haven's musical talents pay tribute to the late, legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen. The Sunday Buzz Matinee at 4 brings the Sez Zion Jazz Band for a smooth blend of Jazz and R+B. Details @ cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight it's the Dean Ween Group. The Mike Dillon Band opens that show. Saturday night, Toad’s presents a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Doors album, Riders on the Storm, featuring 10 bands on 2 stages. Details @ toadsplace.com

In Hartford tonight at Black-Eyed Sally’s, 7 Below recreates the Phish concert experience. Saturday, The Alchemists make for a night of positive hip hop, reggae, dub, and soul. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com 

Tonight, Cherry Street Station in Wallingford presents Mystic Seahorse and Crazy Havoc for a night of Punk Rock. Details @ reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation or find them on Facebook.

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways has extended their run of The Eagle Huntress, through Jan. 26th. Tonight begins a run of Neruda, a lavishly-mounted reimagining of the Nobel Prize-winning poet’s pursuit into political exile, and notably marks his reunion with No star Gael García Bernal. Details & screening times at realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues a run of a 4K restoration of the 1968 classic, The Lion in Winter, starring Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole. Sunday, there are 2 showings of Bolshoi Ballet: Sleeping Beauty (Live) at 12:55 and 4pm. And Sunday evening begins a run of The Eagle Huntress. Details and screening times at cinestudio.org 

If you are looking for more information on the arts in Middletown, please visit the City's Facebook page at facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU and to be safe, it's best to check the WESU website for the up-to-date schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 7pm, it'll be Al Robinson & Deni Young with Free Talk Radio.

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

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
                                                        
Then from 10 to 11:30pm it's Strickly Off the Head where DJ Cocomotion the Music Mixologist provides a live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, with no pre-planned mixes or blends - R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

From 11:30pm until 3am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

From 3 until 5am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has
a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

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 to 7am 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, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

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 the title track from Talking Drums' Some Day Catch Some Day Down, re-issued and re-mastered as a cd on the innova label in 2011. The original vinyl was released in 1987.

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

Is WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life? Support the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org/pledge anytime. Thanks for listening!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Good evening, it's Thursday January 19th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

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

Now, here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight, there are 2 events taking place. Shaking the Tree Gong& Sound Medidation actually takes place in the Mac650 Gallery space across Main Street at 7pm. Meanwhile, 3 comedians, headlined by Mark Normand take the buttonwood tree stage from 8-10pm.  Friday night, The Free At Last Players present a new show: The Evolution of Trump? Can the Free At Last Players show our new President the light? Annaita Gandhy’s Aligned With Source Workshop happens on Saturday at 10:30 am. Saturday night at 8 pm, Warren Byrd’s Byrdspeak Sessions with Special Guest Mixashawn present “Refresh MLK” bringing The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King into high focus.  http://buttonwood.org


At the Russell Library in Middletown Tonight, Middletown native author, Kevin Lacz, talks about his book, The Last Punisher” a true sniper’s account of the battle of Ramadi. There’s an Art Party at The Library from 4-5pm in the Activity Room.   www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, Rockabilly Riot with THE BRAINS and THE DELTA BOMBERS. Friday’s 5pm early show features Tuesday Saints. Later at 9:30 Café Nine’s main event features  Sidestep Complex, Sky Swamp Orange, Drop Kick Pop, and Eugene Gallagher. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session at Café Nine is hosted by  Tony DioGuardi and Friends this week. Saturday night there’s an event called NHV PLAYS LEONARD COHEN, where a collection of New Haven's musical talents pay tribute to the late, legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen.  The Sunday Buzz Matinee at 4 brings the Sez Zion Jazz Band for a smooth blend of Jazz and R+B . www.cafenine.com


This Thursday Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown will be hosting #GhostlightProject in Middletown to take a stand for inclusion and compassion. #AllAreWelcome to participate on January 19th at the Playhouse to celebrate the beauty of our diverse community. The playhouse asks participants to bring a source of light to help illuminate downtown Middletown at 5:30pm and #BeALight for those in need.  Plan to arrive a little early to make a sign letting the world know what you stand for. This is part of an event that is happening at theaters all over the country. From the ghostlightproject.com website: ON JANUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 5:30PM IN EACH TIME ZONE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE WILL GATHER OUTSIDE OF THEATERS TO CREATE A "LIGHT" FOR DARK TIMES AHEAD, AND TO MAKE, OR RENEW, A PLEDGE TO STAND FOR AND PROTECT THE VALUES OF INCLUSION, PARTICIPATION, AND COMPASSION FOR EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF RACE, CLASS, RELIGION, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, IMMIGRATION STATUS, (DIS)ABILITY, AGE, GENDER IDENTITY, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION
Email info@oddfellows.org or visit www.theghostlightproject.com for more information!

At Toad’s Place in New Haven on Thursday, STEPHEN LYNCH’s MY OLD HEART TOUR takes the stage. Friday, it’s the DEAN WEEN GROUP at Toad’s. The Mike Dillon Band opens that show. Saturday night, Toad’s presents a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Doors album, Riders on the Storm , featuring 10 bands on 2 stages. Check the website for full details on who’s in the lineup. www.toadsplace.com


Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s the Wednesday Community Blues Jam with Mark Nomad, this week. On Thursdays, Sally’s house band The Po Boys is on deck. This Friday, 7 Below recreates the Phish concert experience. Saturday, The Alchemists make for a night of positive Hip hop, reggae, dub, and soul. www.blackeyedsallys.com


    
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org


Friday Night, Cherry Street Station in Wallingford presents Mystic Seahorse and Crazy Havoc for a night of Punk Rock. You can find Cherry Street listings online at https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation or find them on Facebook.


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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways has extended their run of “The Eagle Huntress,” through Jan 26th.  Tonight and Tomorrow the conclude their run of “Notes on Blindness,” a virtual reality journey into blindness based on the real-life experience of theologian John Hull.   Friday Real art Ways begins a run of Neruda, a lavishly-mounted reimagining of the Nobel Prize-winning poet’s pursuit into political exile, and notably marks his reunion with No star Gael García Bernal. www.realartways.org.



Through tonight/Wednesday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing The Forest Through the Trees, a dark comedy about a young teacher whose idealism transforms into isolation and terror. Thursday Cinestudio kicks off a run of a 4K restoration presentation of the 1968 classic, The Lion in Winter, strarring Katha rine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole!. Sunday  there are 2 showings of BOLSHOI BALLET: SLEEPING BEAUTY (Live) at 12:55 and 4pm. Cinestudio kicks off their run of The Eagle Huntress, Sunday evening. www.cinestudio.org   for details



Now here’s what’s on the air tonight on WESU Middletown:


Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?

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

8-9:30pm
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
A broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

9:30-10pm
Your English is good with Mizael Robledo
An exploration of the contextual experiences of people who learned English as a second language, with music in the guests' native tongue.

10-11pm
UnderCover with Ali & Ben
Bridging genres and generations, UnderCover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation.

11-12am
The American Empire
Join our Lady, Dj Tootse Mutant on an exploration of the influence of American Imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, and Peruvian Punk and so much more.

12-2am
The Greatest Sounds Under The Sun with Sir Bruce
Old School R&B.

2-4am
DJ coroner's last will & testimony

Haunting the midnight airwaves with an eclectic mix of oneiric, experimental sounds. Ambient, noise, drone, footwork, art pop, poetry readings and more.

At 4am you can catch the BBC world report before we kick off tomorrow’s program with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.
Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

01-18-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday January 18th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.


I’m Ben Michael, Thanks for joining us! 

Now, here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Thursday night, there are 2 events taking place. Shaking the Tree Gong& Sound Medidation actually takes place in the Mac650 Gallery space across Main Street at 7pm. Meanwhile, 3 comedians, headlined by Mark Normand take the buttonwood tree stage from 8-10pm.  Friday night, The Free At Last Players present a new show: The Evolution of Trump? Can the Free At Last Players show our new President the light? Annaita Gandhy’s Aligned With Source Workshop happens on Saturday at 10:30 am. Saturday night at 8 pm, Warren Byrd’s Byrdspeak Sessions with Special Guest Mixashawn present “Refresh MLK” bringing The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King into high focus.  http://buttonwood.org


At the Russell Library in Middletown Thursday night, Middletown native author, Kevin Lacz, talks about his book, The Last Punisher” a true sniper’s account of the battle of Ramadi. There’s an Art Party at The Library from 4-5pm in the Activity Room.   www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, features MOJO DOJO, CABIN FEVER, and SOLISTIC. Thursday at Café Nine there’s a Rockabilly Riot with THE BRAINS and THE DELTA BOMBERS. Friday’s 5pm early show features Tuesday Saints. Later at 9:30 Café Nine’s main event features  Sidestep Complex, Sky Swamp Orange, Drop Kick Pop, and Eugene Gallagher. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session at Café Nine is hosted by  Tony DioGuardi and Friends this week. Saturday night there’s an event called NHV PLAYS LEONARD COHEN, where a collection of New Haven's musical talents pay tribute to the late, legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen.  The Sunday Buzz Matinee at 4 brings the Sez Zion Jazz Band for a smooth blend of Jazz and R+B . www.cafenine.com


This Thursday Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown will be hosting #GhostlightProject in Middletown to take a stand for inclusion and compassion. #AllAreWelcome to participate on January 19th at the Playhouse to celebrate the beauty of our diverse community. The playhouse asks participants to bring a source of light to help illuminate downtown Middletown at 5:30pm and #BeALight for those in need.  Plan to arrive a little early to make a sign letting the world know what you stand for. This is part of an event that is happening at theaters all over the country. From the ghostlightproject.com website: ON JANUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 5:30PM IN EACH TIME ZONE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE WILL GATHER OUTSIDE OF THEATERS TO CREATE A "LIGHT" FOR DARK TIMES AHEAD, AND TO MAKE, OR RENEW, A PLEDGE TO STAND FOR AND PROTECT THE VALUES OF INCLUSION, PARTICIPATION, AND COMPASSION FOR EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF RACE, CLASS, RELIGION, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, IMMIGRATION STATUS, (DIS)ABILITY, AGE, GENDER IDENTITY, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION
Email info@oddfellows.org or visit www.theghostlightproject.com for more information!

At Toad’s Place in New Haven on Thursday, STEPHEN LYNCH’s MY OLD HEART TOUR takes the stage. Friday, it’s the DEAN WEEN GROUP at Toad’s. The Mike Dillon Band opens that show. Saturday night, Toad’s presents a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Doors album, Riders on the Storm , featuring 10 bands on 2 stages. Check the website for full details on who’s in the lineup. www.toadsplace.com


Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s the Wednesday Community Blues Jam with Mark Nomad, this week. On Thursdays, Sally’s house band The Po Boys is on deck. This Friday, 7 Below recreates the Phish concert experience. Saturday, The Alchemists make for a night of positive Hip hop, reggae, dub, and soul. www.blackeyedsallys.com


    
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org



Tonight/Wednesday, Manic Productions presents Mates of State, Fond Han, and Bilge Rat at Bar in New Haven. www.manicproductions.org


Middletown Scottish country dancers offer classes for beginners & experienced dancers at First Church on Court Street in Middletown, Every Wednesday from 7 - 9:30p.   Partners not necessary but soft-soled shoes are! For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278.


Friday Night, Cherry Street Station in Wallingford presents Mystic Seahorse and Crazy Havoc for a night of Punk Rock. You can find Cherry Street listings online at https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation or find them on Facebook.


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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways has extended their run of “The Eagle Huntress,” through Jan 26th.  Tonight and Tomorrow the conclude their run of “Notes on Blindness,” a virtual reality journey into blindness based on the real-life experience of theologian John Hull.   Friday Real art Ways begins a run of Neruda, a lavishly-mounted reimagining of the Nobel Prize-winning poet’s pursuit into political exile, and notably marks his reunion with No star Gael García Bernal. www.realartways.org.



Through tonight/Wednesday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing The Forest Through the Trees, a dark comedy about a young teacher whose idealism transforms into isolation and terror. Thursday Cinestudio kicks off a run of a 4K restoration presentation of the 1968 classic, The Lion in Winter, strarring Katha rine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole!. Sunday  there are 2 showings of BOLSHOI BALLET: SLEEPING BEAUTY (Live) at 12:55 and 4pm. Cinestudio kicks off their run of The Eagle Huntress, Sunday evening. www.cinestudio.org   for details



Now here’s what’s on the air tonight on WESU Middletown:

Right after the Jive, Stay tuned for an hour conversation and music with Eric Kuhn.


From 6 -6:30 it's Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard, MD. We explore the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guest who study them, treat them, or are affected by them.


From 6:30 until 8 it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion. The original and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!


Beginning at 8 and running until 9:30 it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.


At 9:30 it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks, presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live. Featuring exclusive music from international artists.
And at 11pm to 3am, it's  The Studio 54 Disco Mix with Franco .


From 3 - 4am it's The Hour of Slack from the Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry. The compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio and stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

At 4am you can catch the BBC world report before we kick off tomorrow’s program with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

Thanks for listening! Now stay tuned for an hour of conversation and music with Eric Kuhn!



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

01-17-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday January 16th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I’m

Now, here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:
Tonight at Klekolo World Coffee in Middletown,  its live Guitar Music with Jaclyn Jones from 7-9pm. http://www.klekolo.com/

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, on Tuesday evenings, they offer laughter Yoga Sessions. Tonight’s session will be followed by Crystal Ball Sound Healing. Thursday night, The Buttonwood hosts 2 events. Shaking the Tree Gong & Sound Medidation actually takes place in the Mac650 Gallery space across Main street at 7pm. Meanwhile, 3 comedians, headlined by Mark Normand take the buttonwood tree stage from 8-10pm.  Friday night, The Free At Last Players present a new show: The Evolution of Trump? Can the Free At Last Players show our new President the light? Annaita Gandhy’s Aligned With Source Workshop happens on Saturday at 10:30 am. Saturday night at 8 pm, Warren Byrd’s Byrdspeak Sessions with Special Guest Mixashawn present “Refresh MLK” bringing The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King into high focus.  http://buttonwood.org
At the Russell Library in Middletown, There’s an origami workshop this evening at 6:30 for kids age 7 and up. Thursday night, Middletown native author, Kevin Lacz, talks about his book, The Last Punisher” a true sniper’s account of the battle of Ramadi. There’s an Art Party at The Library from 4-5pm in the Activity Room.   www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, features Surf Rock with The Clams, The Curls Daddys, and Surf Squad. Wednesday’s bill features MOJO DOJO, CABIN FEVER, and SOLISTIC. Thursday at Café Nine there’s a Rockabilly Riot with THE BRAINS and THE DELTA BOMBERS. Friday’s 5pm early show features Tuesday Saints. Later at 9:30 Café Nine’s main event features  Sidestep Complex, Sky Swamp Orange, Drop Kick Pop, and Eugene Gallagher. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session at Café Nine is hosted by  Tony DioGuardi and Friends this week. Saturday night there’s an event called NHV PLAYS LEONARD COHEN, where a collection of New Haven's musical talents pay tribute to the late, legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen.  The Sunday Buzz Matinee at 4 brings the Sez Zion Jazz Band for a smooth blend of Jazz and R+B . www.cafenine.com

This Thursday Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown will be hosting #GhostlightProject in Middletown to take a stand for inclusion and compassion. #AllAreWelcome to participate on January 19th at the Playhouse to celebrate the beauty of our diverse community. The playhouse asks participants to bring a source of light to help illuminate downtown Middletown at 5:30pm and #BeALight for those in need.  Plan to arrive a little early to make a sign letting the world know what you stand for. This is part of an event that is happening at theaters all over the country. From the ghostlightproject.com website: ON JANUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 5:30PM IN EACH TIME ZONE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE WILL GATHER OUTSIDE OF THEATERS TO CREATE A "LIGHT" FOR DARK TIMES AHEAD, AND TO MAKE, OR RENEW, A PLEDGE TO STAND FOR AND PROTECT THE VALUES OF INCLUSION, PARTICIPATION, AND COMPASSION FOR EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF RACE, CLASS, RELIGION, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, IMMIGRATION STATUS, (DIS)ABILITY, AGE, GENDER IDENTITY, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION
Email info@oddfellows.org or visit www.theghostlightproject.com for more information!

At Toad’s Place in New Thursday, STEPHEN LYNCH’s MY OLD HEART TOUR takes the stage. Friday, it’s the DEAN WEEN GROUP at Toad’s. The Mike Dillon Band opens that show. Saturday night, Toad’s presents a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Doors album, Riders on the Storm , featuring 10 bands on 2 stages. Check the website for full details on who’s in the lineup. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam is with Mark Nomad, this week. On Thursdays, Sally’s house band The Po Boys is on deck. This Friday, 7 Below recreates the Phish concert experience. Saturday, The Alchemists make for a night of positive Hip hop, reggae, dub, and soul. www.blackeyedsallys.com


           
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org


Wednesday, Manic Productions presents Mates of State, Fond Han, and Bilge Rat at Bar in New Haven. www.manicproductions.org

Middletown Scottish country dancers offer classes for beginners & experienced dancers at First Church on Court Street in Middletown, Every Wednesday from 7 - 9:30p.   Partners not necessary but soft-soled shoes are! For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278.

Friday Night, Cherry Street Station in Wallingford presents Mystic Seahorse and Crazy Havoc for a night of Punk Rock. You can find Cherry Street listings online at https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation or find them on Facebook.

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways has extended their run of “The Eagle Huntress,” through Thursday. They’re also continuing “Notes on Blindness,” a virtual reality journey into blindness based on the real-life experience of theologian John Hull.  Tonight Real Art Ways concludes the run of The Brand New Testament, which one critic described as "A cheerfully blasphemous movie and pointedly hopeful vision of what life might be with the right girl in charge."  Friday Real art Ways begins a run of Neruda, a lavishly-mounted reimagining of the Nobel Prize-winning poet’s pursuit into political exile, and notably marks his reunion with No star Gael García Bernal. www.realartways.org.

Through Wednesday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing The Forest Through the Trees, a dark comedy about a young teacher whose idealism transforms into isolation and terror. Thursday Cinestudio kicks off a run of a 4K restoration presentation of the 1968 classic, The Lion in Winter, strarring Katha rine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole!. Sunday  there are 2 showings of BOLSHOI BALLET: SLEEPING BEAUTY (Live) at 12:55 and 4pm. Cinestudio kicks off their run of The Eagle Huntress, Sunday evening. www.cinestudio.org   for details

Now here’s what’s on the air tonight on WESU Middletown:

Right after the jive, stick around for nearly three hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presenting an eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music that has a roots influence with a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways.

From 8-9pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry is a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-10pm stay tuned for Home Town Browns with DJ Ja Free for an exploration of south Asian culture.

at 10pm Underdogs edge presents underground hip hop from known and unknown artists alongside the lesser known tracks from the hit makers.

From Midnight until 4am stay tuned for Franco’s Studio 54 mix of dance music from the 70’s and 80’s. 

BBC World News airs from 4 to 5 am, and we get the day started at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.

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

Thanks so much for listening – warm wishes for a happy and safe holiday season.


Stay tuned now, for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill