Wednesday, August 24, 2016

08-24-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, August 24th. 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 a diverse lineup of talk radio from NPR and Pacifica as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends we bring you the best in free-form community programming.

I’m Ben Michael, Thanks for joining us:

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Wednesday it’s their long running Community Blues Jam, hosted by Tommy Whalen, this week. Friday, you can hear all your favorite rock and roll at The 60’s Explosion Show. On Saturday Blue Devil Bluez takes the stage to bring you dance blues, Motown, funk and more.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, Manic Productions brings Bob Log III, The Kevin Dowling Fitness Hour, and Dr. Martino to the Café stage. On Thursday the headliner is The Cobalt Rhythm Kings, appearing with Mark Zaretsky & “Magic Mike” Bloomer. Friday’s Happy Hour artist is DW Ditty, with Yarn and Wise Old Moon on stage for the late show. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band, followed by The Lost Riots, Two-Fisted Law, Pus, and The Cuts. On Sunday, Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee with Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent. Group Chat and Underwear come along later Sunday night to round out your weekend. www.cafenine.com

Tonight and tomorrow (Thursday), at the Russell Library in Middletown, teens can drop in for a DIY school supply workshop at 2. Teen Art Boot Camp happens Wednesday night, registration is required. The Veterans Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7. There’s an End of Summer Scavenger Hunt and party on Friday for teens at 3. Check the website for more information on the new hours, as well as additional programs and activities for all ages. www.russelllibrary.org  

Manic Productions presents UB40 (with original members Astro & Mickey) and The Wailers at The College Street Music Hall in New Haven on tonight (weds). At Bar in New Haven on tonight, Manic presents The PigPen Theatre Co., Morningsiders, and Kindred Queer. On Saturday, they’ve got The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and Jjuujjuu at the College Street Music Hall.  On Sunday, Manic productions presents legendary stoner rockers, The Melvins, appearing with Helms Alee, at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/

Tonight (Weds) Cherry Street Station in Wallingford presents Wess Meets West, Mars Red Sky, and Warm.  On Friday, they feature Thirty Silver, Goat Herder, Reptilian Race, and Sperm Donor. On Saturday, it’s the Falling Further Fest 2016, hosted by Mike DeLucia. Saturday’s lineup includes Casting Shadows, Absence of Despair, and Whiskey and the Martyr. You can find Cherry Street Station on Facebook, or call (203) 265-2902 for info.  www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tomorrow/Thursday night, Paper Route Empire presents the Young Dolph Royalty Tour. On Friday, they bring you Reggae Riddims Live featuring Mr. Vegas, Khato, and Ayo Jay. On Saturday, it’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party.   www.toadsplace.com

Tomorrow/ Thursday, Middletown poet laureate Susan Allison holds office hours at Brewbakers North End on Main St. from 10 am to 2 pm. Details at www.arts2go.org

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, on tomorrow (Thursday) night, the Middlesex Drum Circle comes your way.  On Friday, it’s Zydelicious, with high energy Zydeco offerings. On Saturday morning Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop happens at Harborpark this Saturday at 10:30 am. On Saturday night, they bring you The Painters, with jazz, rock, classical, funk, and more. The August art exhibit features works by Sicilian native Sal Italia.  Full details at http://buttonwood.org

There’s an educational mushroom walk this Saturday at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford from 10 am – noon.  www.cedarhillfoundation.org

The Hartt School Community Division is hosting a Dance Open House this Saturday from 10 am – noon with free sample classes for kids 3 to 14 years of age.  Details at www.harttweb.hartford.edu

The annual Wadsworth Mansion Open Air Market and Festival happens this Sunday starting at 10 am at the Mansion in Middletown.  Enjoy local vendors, food, music and more.  Historical tours will be given throughout the day.  The Middletown Symphonic Band performs at 10, followed by Jazz Affair at noon, with Legacy Coverage closing out in the afternoon. Shuttle service parking is available.  Full details at www.wadsworthmansion.com

Firehouse 12 in New Haven presents their monthly DJ-curated event, WAX, this Sunday at 9 pm.  It’s an all-45 record party featuring Middletown’s own “DJ NEB” alongside Dooley-O on the turntables.  Details at www.firehouse12.com

With the end of summer on the horizon, Connecticut’s Agricultural fair season has already begun! This weekend brings the Chester Fair (to Chester CT), opening Friday night and continuing through Sunday, offering, agricultural displays and competitions, plus truck, tractor, and animal pulls, a carnival midway, live music, and much more. Headline performers include, UHF, Goodnight Blue Moon, GALVANIZED JAZZ BAND,  ALL FUNKED UP, Chester Fife and Drum Corps, and BRAIDEN SUNSHINE (as heard on The Voice) http://www.chesterfair.org/  

Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets are in full gear now. Here in Middletown you can you can support local farmers and get nutritious home-grown goods on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the long running market at the South Green on Old Church Street from 8am-1pm.  On Fridays, The Middletown North End farmers market happens on Main  Street outside Its Only Natural Market. For times and dates, as well as info on the many more in our area you can visit www.ctnofa.org

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of “The Kind Words,” an Israeli comedy following Jewish siblings on a road trip to learn about their real father. Also continuing is “Little Men,” a contemporary story of life-defining friendships that develop in the midst of familial turmoil.  Both run through Thursday.  On Friday they open “Nuts!,” a Sundance Award-winning documentary about an eccentric genius who build an empire during Depression-era America.  It runs through the weekend.  www.realartways.org 

Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends its Wim Wenders film series this week, screening “Paris Texas” tonight  (Tuesday), “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick” on Wednesday, and “Wrong Movie” on Thursday. On Friday they open a new 4K restoration of “Howards End,” a saga of class relations in Edwardian England. There’s a matinee screening Sunday in their Globe On Screen series of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org 

At Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, it’s Movie Night this Thursday as they screen “Holiday,” with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.  www.cedarhillfoundation.org

The Hartford Free Summer Movies series offers “Big” starring Tom Hanks, Friday night at Riverside Park. Details at www.riverfront/org

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

Right after the Jive, Stay tuned for Drive Time Delights with Big Bent Presenting a free form mix of musical treats, new and old, across a wide range of genres.

From 6-6:30pmstay tuned for  Think Twice Radio working to  to reassert the "watchdog" role of the media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a nonpartisan manner.

From 6:30-8pm its Fusion Radio with James Fusion  - for a 90 minute live techno mix.


At 8m Mike Nyce keeps the beat going with his 90 minute live mix of deep underground house music on The Warehouse .


9:30-11pm WESU keeps the Electronic Dance music going with DJ Berk’s  N.E. Tempo featuring Dubstep, Drum n Bass, techno, ragga jungle, and breakbeats mixed live.


At 11pm Jack Sullivan is in the house for 2 hours bringing you a free form mix of music.


From 1-3am, stay tuned for Back Down the Bayou a Louisiana and roots music show featuring Baton Rouge Blues, New Orleans funk, indigenous jazz and a whole lot more.


At 3 am it’s time for The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry
The compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.


At 4am you can cath 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! Stay tuned for Drive Time Delights 















Tuesday, August 23, 2016

08-23-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, August 23rd. 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 a diverse lineup of talk radio from NPR and Pacifica as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends we bring you the best in free-form community programming.

I’m Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on HealthCare. Thanks for joining us. 

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

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on Tuesday nights. On Wednesday it’s the Community Blues Jam, hosted by Tommy Whalen, this week. Friday, you can hear all your favorite rock and roll at The 60’s Explosion Show. On Saturday Blue Devil Bluez takes the stage to bring you dance blues, Motown, funk and more.  www.blackeyedsallys.com 


On Tuesday nights, at Middletown’s Harbor Park, the Summer Sounds Weekly Concert Series overlooking the CT River features Elite Syncopation, playing ragtime and early jazz. The Summer Sounds concerts are free and open to the public and begin at 7pm. Details at www.arts2go.org

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, they’ve got royGbiv, Do It For Your Heroes, Grawlix, and August On Sunday. On Wednesday, Manic Productions brings Bob Log III, The Kevin Dowling Fitness Hour, and Dr. Martino to the Café stage. On Thursday the headliner is The Cobalt Rhythm Kings, appearing with Mark Zaretsky & “Magic Mike” Bloomer. Friday’s Happy Hour artist is DW Ditty, with Yarn and Wise Old Moon on stage for the late show. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band, followed by The Lost Riots, Two-Fisted Law, Pus, and The Cuts. On Sunday, Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee with Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent. Group Chat and Underwear come along later Sunday night to round out your weekend. www.cafenine.com


At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight. Reggae Dance Hall’s King Yellowman and Lucid Empire take the stage. On Thursday, Paper Route Empire presents the Young Dolph Royalty Tour. On Friday, they bring you Reggae Riddims Live featuring Mr. Vegas, Khato, and Ayo Jay. On Saturday, it’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party.   www.toadsplace.com


On Wednesday and Thursday, at the Russell Library in Middletown, teens can drop in for a DIY school supply workshop at 2. Teen Art Boot Camp happens Wednesday night, registration is required. The Veterans Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7. There’s an End of Summer Scavenger Hunt and party on Friday for teens at 3. Check the website for more information on the new hours, as well as additional programs and activities for all ages. www.russelllibrary.org  

There’s free music at noon Wednesday at Constitution Plaza in Hartford presented by their Lunchtime Music Series, “Audio Feed.” This week’s featured performer is Heather Fay.  Full info atwww.hartford.com

On Wednesday there’s a free lecture and discussion on Caribbean Carnival traditions at the Connecticut Old State House in Hartford, presented by Dr. Milla Riggio of Trininty College.  Details atwww.chs.org  

Manic Productions brings you UB40 (with original members Astro & Mickey) and The Wailers to The College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Wednesday. At Bar in New Haven on Wednesday night Manic presents The PigPen Theatre Co., Morningsiders, and Kindred Queer. On Saturday, they’ve got The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and Jjuujjuu at the College Street Music Hall.  On Sunday, Manic productions presents legendary stoner rockers, The Melvins, appearing with Helms Alee, at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford brings you Wess Meets West, Mars Red Sky, and Warm this Wednesday.  On Friday, they feature Thirty Silver, Goat Herder, Reptilian Race, and Sperm Donor. On Saturday, it’s the Falling Further Fest 2016, hosted by Mike DeLucia. Saturday’s lineup includes Casting Shadows, Absence of Despair, and Whiskey and the Martyr. You can find Cherry Street Station on Facebook, or call (203) 265-2902 for info.  www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

On Thursday, Middletown poet laureate Susan Allison holds office hours at Brewbakers North End on Main St. from 10 am to 2 pm. Details at www.arts2go.org

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, on Thursday, the Middlesex Drum Circle comes your way.  On Friday, it’s Zydelicious, with high energy Zydeco offerings. On Saturday morning Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop happens at Harborpark this Saturday at 10:30 am. On Saturday night, they bring you The Painters, with jazz, rock, classical, funk, and more. The August art exhibit features works by Sicilian native Sal Italia.  Full details at http://buttonwood.org

There’s an educational mushroom walk this Saturday at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford from 10 am – noon.  www.cedarhillfoundation.org

The Hartt School Community Division is hosting a Dance Open House this Saturday from 10 am – noon with free sample classes for kids 3 to 14 years of age.  Details at www.harttweb.hartford.edu

The annual Wadsworth Mansion Open Air Market and Festival happens this Sunday starting at 10 am at the Mansion in Middletown.  Enjoy local vendors, food, music and more.  Historical tours will be given throughout the day.  The Middletown Symphonic Band performs at 10, followed by Jazz Affair at noon, with Legacy Coverage closing out in the afternoon. Shuttle service parking is available.  Full details at www.wadsworthmansion.com

Firehouse 12 in New Haven presents their monthly DJ-curated event, WAX, this Sunday at 9 pm.  It’s an all-45 record party featuring Middletown’s own “DJ NEB” alongside Dooley-O on the turntables.  Details at www.firehouse12.com

Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets are in full gear now. Here in Middletown you can you can support local farmers and get nutritious home-grown goods on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the long running market at the South Green on Old Church Street from 8am-1pm.  On Fridays, The Middletown North End farmers market happens on Main  Street outside Its Only Natural Market. For times and dates, as well as info on the many more in our area you can visit www.ctnofa.org

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of “The Kind Words,” an Israeli comedy following Jewish siblings on a road trip to learn about their real father. Also continuing is “Little Men,” a contemporary story of life-defining friendships that develop in the midst of familial turmoil.  Both run through Thursday.  On Friday they open “Nuts!,” a Sundance Award-winning documentary about an eccentric genius who build an empire during Depression-era America.  It runs through the weekend.  www.realartways.org 

Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends its Wim Wenders film series this week, screening “Paris Texas” tonight  (Tuesday), “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick” on Wednesday, and “Wrong Movie” on Thursday. On Friday they open a new 4K restoration of “Howards End,” a saga of class relations in Edwardian England. There’s a matinee screening Sunday in their Globe On Screen series of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org 

At Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, it’s Movie Night this Thursday as they screen “Holiday,” with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.  www.cedarhillfoundation.org

The Hartford Free Summer Movies series offers “Big” starring Tom Hanks, at Riverside Park. Details at www.riverfront/org

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

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for three hours of roots and Americana music on Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill.

From 8-9pm its time for J-Cherry’s Voice of the City, spotlighting local arts and culture.

From 9-10:30pm Radio Obscura will do their best to melt your brain with their experimental radio antics and shticks.

At 10:30 its an hour of underground hip hip with DJ Malik1Fam on Underdogs Edge

at 11:30, every Tuesday night this summer, Upfront Soul with Sanguine Fromage offers  Funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop.

From 1:30-2:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald takes you on a tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard.

From 2:30-3:30am All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan from Pacifica Presents a collage of great music and current events soundbites.

BBC World report comes your way at 4 am and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast day 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.

Stay tuned, now, for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill.


Monday, August 22, 2016

08-22-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, August 22nd, and 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 a diverse lineup of talk radio featuring NPR and Pacifica as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends we bring you the best in free-form community programming.

I’m  Ben Michael,  Thanks for joining us. 

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


Tonight, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s the usual Anything Goes Open Mic and Moments of Gratitude. On Thursday, the Middlesex Drum Circle comes your way.  On Friday, it’s Zydelicious, with high energy Zydeco offerings. On Saturday morning Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop happens at Harborpark this Saturday at 10:30 am. On Saturday night, they bring you The Painters, with jazz, rock, classical, funk, and more. The August art exhibit features works by Sicilian native Sal Italia.  Full details at http://buttonwood.org

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, they celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Monthly poetry, spoken word open mic event, ”Words & Music”. On Tuesday they’ve got royGbiv, Do It For Your Heroes, Grawlix, and August On Sunday. On Wednesday, Manic Productions brings Bob Log III, The Kevin Dowling Fitness Hour, and Dr. Martino to the Café stage. On Thursday the headliner is The Cobalt Rhythm Kings, appearing with Mark Zaretsky & “Magic Mike” Bloomer. Friday’s Happy Hour artist is DW Ditty, with Yarn and Wise Old Moon on stage for the late show. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band, followed by The Lost Riots, Two-Fisted Law, Pus, and The Cuts. On Sunday, Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee with Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent. Group Chat and Underwear come along later Sunday night to round out your weekend. www.cafenine.com


Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight’s Jazz Monday featured artist is Medusa. Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on Tuesday nightat at Sally’s. On Wednesday it’s the Community Blues Jam, hosted by Tommy Whalen, this week. Friday, you can hear all your favorite rock and roll at The 60’s Explosion Show. On Saturday Blue Devil Bluez takes the stage to bring you dance blues, Motown, funk and more.  www.blackeyedsallys.com 

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s the usual Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends, tonight. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Yellowman and Lucid Empire take the stage. On Thursday, Paper Route Empire presents the Young Dolph Royalty Tour. On Friday, they bring you Reggae Riddims Live featuring Mr. Vegas, Khato, and Ayo Jay. On Saturday, it’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party.   www.toadsplace.com

On Tuesday nights, at Middletown’s Harbor Park, the Summer Sounds Weekly Concert Series overlooking the CT River features Elite Syncopation, playing ragtime and early jazz. The Summer Sounds concerts are free and open to the public and begin at 7pm. Details at www.arts2go.org

On Wednesday and Thursday, at the Russell Library in Middletown, teens can drop in for a DIY school supply workshop at 2. Teen Art Boot Camp happens Wednesday night, registration is required. The Veterans Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7. There’s an End of Summer Scavenger Hunt and party on Friday for teens at 3. Check the website for more information on the new hours, as well as additional programs and activities for all ages. www.russelllibrary.org  

There’s free music at noon Wednesday at Constitution Plaza in Hartford presented by their Lunchtime Music Series, “Audio Feed.” This week’s featured performer is Heather Fay.  Full info at www.hartford.com

On Wednesday there’s a free lecture and discussion on Caribbean Carnival traditions at the Connecticut Old State House in Hartford, presented by Dr. Milla Riggio of Trininty College.  Details at www.chs.org  

Manic Productions brings you UB40 (with original members Astro & Mickey) and The Wailers to The College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Wednesday. At Bar in New Haven on Wednesday night Manic presents The PigPen Theatre Co., Morningsiders, and Kindred Queer. On Saturday, they’ve got The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and Jjuujjuu at the College Street Music Hall.  On Sunday, Manic productions presents legendary stoner rockers, The Melvins, appearing with Helms Alee, at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford brings you Wess Meets West, Mars Red Sky, and Warm this Wednesday.  On Friday, they feature Thirty Silver, Goat Herder, Reptilian Race, and Sperm Donor. On Saturday, it’s the Falling Further Fest 2016, hosted by Mike DeLucia. Saturday’s lineup includes Casting Shadows, Absence of Despair, and Whiskey and the Martyr. You can find Cherry Street Station on Facebook, or call (203) 265-2902 for info.  www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

On Thursday, Middletown poet laureate Susan Allison holds office hours at Brewbakers North End on Main St. from 10 am to 2 pm. Details at www.arts2go.org


There’s an educational mushroom walk this Saturday at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford from 10 am – noon.  www.cedarhillfoundation.org

The Hartt School Community Division is hosting a Dance Open House this Saturday from 10 am – noon with free sample classes for kids 3 to 14 years of age.  Details at www.harttweb.hartford.edu

The annual Wadsworth Mansion Open Air Market and Festival happens this Sunday starting at 10 am at the Mansion in Middletown.  Enjoy local vendors, food, music and more.  Historical tours will be given throughout the day.  The Middletown Symphonic Band performs at 10, followed by Jazz Affair at noon, with Legacy Coverage closing out in the afternoon. Shuttle service parking is available.  Full details at www.wadsworthmansion.com

Firehouse 12 in New Haven presents their monthly DJ-curated event, WAX, this Sunday at 9 pm.  It’s an all-45 record party featuring Middletown’s own “DJ NEB” alongside Dooley-O on the turntables.  Details at www.firehouse12.com

Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets are in full gear now. Here in Middletown you can you can support local farmers and get nutritious home-grown goods on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the long running market at the South Green on Old Church Street from 8am-1pm.  On Fridays, The Middletown North End farmers market happens on Main  Street outside Its Only Natural Market. For times and dates, as well as info on the many more in our area you can visit www.ctnofa.org

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of “The Kind Words,” an Israeli comedy following Jewish siblings on a road trip to learn about their real father. Also continuing is “Little Men,” a contemporary story of life-defining friendships that develop in the midst of familial turmoil.  Both run through Thursday.  On Friday they open “Nuts!,” a Sundance Award-winning documentary about an eccentric genius who build an empire during Depression-era America.  It runs through the weekend.  www.realartways.org 

Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends its Wim Wenders film series this week, screening “The American Friend” tonight, “Paris Texas” on Tuesday, “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick” on Wednesday, and “Wrong Movie” on Thursday. On Friday they open a new 4K restoration of “Howards End,” a saga of class relations in Edwardian England. There’s a matinee screening Sunday in their Globe On Screen series of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org 

At Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, it’s Movie Night this Thursday as they screen “Holiday,” with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.  www.cedarhillfoundation.org

The Hartford Free Summer Movies series offers “Big” starring Tom Hanks, at Riverside Park. Details at www.riverfront/org

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

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

From 6-8:00 pm, Sir Bruce is in the air chair with 2 hours of old school RnB.

At 8 pm, stay tuned for Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin, for American music from Nashville and round the world, including folk, acoustic country, and roots rock from emerging and veteran artists. 

From 9:30-10:30 pm, Cruiser’s Radio with Jack Sullivan offers a blend of Rock & Roll from the 1950 – 1960’s that provides the news of that era along with the music.

At 10:30 it’s “Free Talk” with Al Robinson & Deni Young, a commentary talk show addressing news, politics, entertainment and weather.

From midnight to 3 am Franco’s Studio 54 with Francaccio di Roma provides three hours of Disco and dance music of the 70’s and 80’s.

We switch it up big time at 3 am when Maximum Rock & Roll Radio comes alive to offer the best DIY punk, garage, and hardcore Rock and Roll.

BBC World news comes your way at 4, with tomorrow’s broadcast day starting with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 am.


That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. If you missed anything, you can find the written version 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.

08-22-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, August 22nd, and 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 a diverse lineup of talk radio featuring NPR and Pacifica as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends we bring you the best in free-form community programming.

I’m  Ben Michael,  Thanks for joining us. 

Now, here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, they celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Monthly poetry, spoken word open mic event, ”Words & Music”. On Tuesday they’ve got royGbiv, Do It For Your Heroes, Grawlix, and August On Sunday. On Wednesday, Manic Productions brings Bob Long III, The Kevin Dowling Fitness Hour, and Dr. Martino to the Café stage. On Thursday the headliner is The Cobalt Rhythm Kings, appearing with Mark Zaretsky & “Magic Mike” Bloomer. Friday’s Happy Hour artist is DW Ditty, with Yarn and Wise Old Moon on stage for the late show. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band, followed by The Lost Riots, Two-Fisted Law, Pus, and The Cuts. On Sunday, Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee with Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent. Group Chat and Underwear come along later Sunday night to round out your weekend. www.cafenine.com


Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight’s Jazz Monday featured artist is Medusa. Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on Tuesday nightat at Sally’s. On Wednesday it’s the Community Blues Jam, hosted by Tommy Whalen, this week. Friday, you can hear all your favorite rock and roll at The 60’s Explosion Show. On Saturday Blue Devil Bluez takes the stage to bring you dance blues, Motown, funk and more.  www.blackeyedsallys.com 

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s the usual Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends, tonight. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Yellowman and Lucid Empire take the stage. On Thursday, Paper Route Empire presents the Young Dolph Royalty Tour. On Friday, they bring you Reggae Riddims Live featuring Mr. Vegas, Khato, and Ayo Jay. On Saturday, it’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party.   www.toadsplace.com

On Tuesday nights, at Middletown’s Harbor Park, the Summer Sounds Weekly Concert Series overlooking the CT River features Elite Syncopation, playing ragtime and early jazz. The Summer Sounds concerts are free and open to the public and begin at 7pm. Details at www.arts2go.org

On Wednesday and Thursday, at the Russell Library in Middletown, teens can drop in for a DIY school supply workshop at 2. Teen Art Boot Camp happens Wednesday night, registration is required. The Veterans Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7. There’s an End of Summer Scavenger Hunt and party on Friday for teens at 3. Check the website for more information on the new hours, as well as additional programs and activities for all ages. www.russelllibrary.org  

There’s free music at noon Wednesday at Constitution Plaza in Hartford presented by their Lunchtime Music Series, “Audio Feed.” This week’s featured performer is Heather Fay.  Full info at www.hartford.com

On Wednesday there’s a free lecture and discussion on Caribbean Carnival traditions at the Connecticut Old State House in Hartford, presented by Dr. Milla Riggio of Trininty College.  Details at www.chs.org  

Manic Productions brings you UB40, Astro & Mickey, and The Wailers to The College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Wednesday. At Bar in New Haven on Wednesday night Manic presents The PigPen Theatre Co., Morningsiders, and Kindred Queer. On Saturday, they’ve got The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and Jjuujjuu at the College Street Music Hall.  On Sunday, Manic productions presents legendary stoner rockers, The Melvins, appearing with Helms Alee, at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford brings you Wess Meets West, Mars Red Sky, and Warm this Wednesday.  On Friday, they feature Thirty Silver, Goat Herder, Reptilian Race, and Sperm Donor. On Saturday, it’s the Falling Further Fest 2016, hosted by Mike DeLucia. Saturday’s lineup includes Casting Shadows, Absence of Despair, and Whiskey and the Martyr. You can find Cherry Street Station on Facebook, or call (203) 265-2902 for info.  www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

On Thursday, Middletown poet laureate Susan Allison holds office hours at Brewbakers North End on Main St. from 10 am to 2 pm. Details at www.arts2go.org


There’s an educational mushroom walk this Saturday at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford from 10 am – noon.  www.cedarhillfoundation.org

The Hartt School Community Division is hosting a Dance Open House this Saturday from 10 am – noon with free sample classes for kids 3 to 14 years of age.  Details at www.harttweb.hartford.edu

The annual Wadsworth Mansion Open Air Market and Festival happens this Sunday starting at 10 am at the Mansion in Middletown.  Enjoy local vendors, food, music and more.  Historical tours will be given throughout the day.  The Middletown Symphonic Band performs at 10, followed by Jazz Affair at noon, with Legacy Coverage closing out in the afternoon. Shuttle service parking is available.  Full details at www.wadsworthmansion.com

Firehouse 12 in New Haven presents their monthly DJ-curated event, WAX, this Sunday at 9 pm.  It’s an all-45 record party featuring Middletown’s own “DJ NEB” alongside Dooley-O on the turntables.  Details at www.firehouse12.com

Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets are in full gear now. Here in Middletown you can you can support local farmers and get nutritious home-grown goods on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the long running market at the South Green on Old Church Street from 8am-1pm.  On Fridays, The Middletown North End farmers market happens on Main Street outside Its Only Natural Market. For times and dates, as well as info on the many more in our area you can visit www.ctnofa.org

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of “The Kind Words,” an Israeli comedy following Jewish siblings on a road trip to learn about their real father. Also continuing is “Little Men,” a contemporary story of life-defining friendships that develop in the midst of familial turmoil.  Both run through Thursday.  On Friday they open “Nuts!,” a Sundance Award-winning documentary about an eccentric genius who build an empire during Depression-era America.  It runs through the weekend.  www.realartways.org 

Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends its Wim Wenders film series this week, screening “The American Friend” tonight, “Paris Texas” on Tuesday, “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick” on Wednesday, and “Wrong Movie” on Thursday. On Friday they open a new 4K restoration of “Howards End,” a saga of class relations in Edwardian England. There’s a matinee screening Sunday in their Globe On Screen series of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org 

At Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, it’s Movie Night this Thursday as they screen “Holiday,” with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.  www.cedarhillfoundation.org

The Hartford Free Summer Movies series offers “Big” starring Tom Hanks, at Riverside Park. Details at www.riverfront/org

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

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

From 6-8:00 pm, Sir Bruce is in the air chair with 2 hours of old school RnB.

At 8 pm, stay tuned for Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin, for American music from Nashville and round the world, including folk, acoustic country, and roots rock from emerging and veteran artists. 

From 9:30-10:30 pm, Cruiser’s Radio with Jack Sullivan offers a blend of Rock & Roll from the 1950 – 1960’s that provides the news of that era along with the music.

At 10:30 it’s “Free Talk” with Al Robinson & Deni Young, a commentary talk show addressing news, politics, entertainment and weather.

From midnight to 3 am Franco’s Studio 54 with Francaccio di Roma provides three hours of Disco and dance music of the 70’s and 80’s.

We switch it up big time at 3 am when Maximum Rock & Roll Radio comes alive to offer the best DIY punk, garage, and hardcore Rock and Roll.

BBC World news comes your way at 4, with tomorrow’s broadcast day starting with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 am.


That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. If you missed anything, you can find the written version 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.

Friday, August 19, 2016

08-19-16 jive

Good evening, it's Friday, August 19th, and 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 a diverse lineup of talk radio from NPR and Pacifica as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends we bring you the best in free-form community programing.

 I’m Ben Michael, Thanks for joining us.

Tonight, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, you can catch, singer/songwriters Kerri Powers and Eric Lichter. Tomorrow, (Saturday) morning, Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop happens at Harborpark (rather than the buttonwood) at 10:30 am. On Saturday night, trumpeter Nick Di Maria and Spectre take the stage, with ska, punk, jazz, and more. On Sunday at 5 there’s a reception to open the August art exhibit of works by Sicilian native Sal Italia.  Full details at http://buttonwood.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight (Friday), they headline Trina. Saturday’s show is the Summer Slamfest 2016. www.toadsplace.com


Tonight, Cherry Street Station in Wallingford brings you a night of heavy metal with Hounds Of Justice, Glass Divide, Striven and more. On Saturday, it’s a Benefit for Ray & Allison. You can find Cherry Street Station on Facebook, or call (203) 265-2902 for info.  www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

Taking the Café Nine stage at 5pm today, down in New Haven is a triple bill featuring Calvin Decutlass, Stephanie Harris Austin, and Paul Panamarenko. Café Nine’s Friday night main event features The Batture Boys, and Joe Flood later this evening. Saturday’s afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, this week. Later, Saturday night, they headline Vinyl Cape, appearing with Ceschi, ZakG, and more. On Sunday, Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee with Jeff Przech & The Outfit, followed by the Manic Productions presentation of Gringo Star and Rudeyna at 9 pm. www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s tonight, you can catch the reggae vibes of  The Equalites. Saturday’s Sally’s presets a special event, the Northeast Blues Guitar Summit, featuring nationally recognized talent including The Bruce Katz Band, Matt Stubbs, and more. www.blackeyedsallys.com

on  Sunday, Manic Productions brings TJ Miller and The Meticulously Ridiculous Tour, along with Kate Miller and Nick Vatrerott, at the College Street Music Hall in New haven. http://www.manicproductions.org/


The fifth annual Trinidad-style Caribbean Carnival happens this Saturday in Middletown at Harbor Park from 1-9 pm, brought to you by the Trinbago American Cultural Explorers. The event features Headline music acts include Baba Shanter and Lava Rebel with many others in performance throughout the day. Plus Vendors on-site, limbo contests, and live steel drumming ensembles. 860.818.0678 for more Information and find Details at www.arts2go.org

The sixteenth annual Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival happens on Saturday at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford from 8 am to 4 pm. Celebrate Asian culture with music and dance, food, a martial arts expo, dragon boat races, and more.  http://www.riverfront.org/

Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets are in full gear now. Here in Middletown you can you can support local farmers and get nutritious home-grown goods on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the long running market at the South Green on Old Church Street from 8am-1pm.  On Fridays, The Middletown North End farmers market happens on Main Street outside Its Only Natural Market. For times and dates, as well as info on the many more in our area you can visit www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways has yet extended their run of the New Zeland comedy/coming-of-age film “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” offering screenings Saturday and Sunday.  Also continuing is the Israeli comedy “The Kind Words,” which runs through August 25th.   Tonight Real Art Ways opens “Life, Animated,” the story of how a challenged young boy and his family discover a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in classic animated Disney films. Also opening, tonight is “Little Men,” a contemporary story of life-defining friendships that develop in the midst of familial turmoil.  www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its Wim Wenders film series this weekend, offering screenings of “Wings of Desire” tonight Friday, “Buena Vista Social Club” tomorrow (Saturday) and a Director’s Cut version of “Until the End of the World” on Sunday. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

The Hartford Free Summer Movies series offers “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this evening at Bushnell Park. Details at www.bushnellpark.org

Now here's what's happening on air, tonight, on WESU:

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05-6 pm, stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Chris for some live studio treats and other sonic events.
From 6 to 7pm, Audio Autonomy explores a  new topic and with a different host each week - covering  a mix of culture, politics, music and the arts - brought to you by Wesleyan students from the "Radio Production and the Politics of Independent Media" course.

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 its all about lovers Rock, RnB, and Dancehall reggae plus Soca and other caribben sounds from the hit makers alongside artists from our region.
Then from 10 to 11:30pm it's Strickly Off the Head where DJ Commotion the Music Mixologist blends R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

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

And then, 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 6:00 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, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

After that from 8-10am you can catch Weekend Edition, Saturday from NPR.

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, August 18, 2016

Good evening, it's Thursday, August 18th, and 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 a diverse lineup of talk radio featuring NPR and Pacifica as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends we bring you the best in free-form community programing.

 I’m J-Cherry, producer and host of Tuesday night’s Voice of the City, here onWESU. Thanks for joining us!


On Tuesday evenings, here in Middletown at Harbor Park, you can catch the Summer Sounds Weekly Concert Series overlooking the CT River.  Concerts are free and open to the public and begin at 7pm. Rain venue is South Church. Details at www.arts2go.org

Tonight at the Russell Library in Middletown,  Fairy and Gnome Houses for All Ages at 6, and the Veterans Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7. Check the website for more information on the new hours, as well as additional programs and activities for all ages.
www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, Fond Han takes the Café Nine stage, appearing with Pug. The 5 pm Set on Friday features Calvin Decutlass, Stephanie Harris Austin, and Paul Panamarenko, Café Nines Friday night main event features The Batture Boys, and Joe Flood. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, and later on Saturday they headline Vinyl Cape, appearing with Ceschi, ZakG, and more. On Sunday, Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee with Jeff Przech & The Outfit, followed by the Manic Productions presentation of Gringo Star and Rudeyna at 9 to round out your weekend. www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, It’s more jazz on Thursday with the West Hartford Jazz Jam led by Pete McGuiness.  Friday brings you reggae with The Equalities. Saturday’s special event is the Northeast Blues Guitar Summit, featuring nationally recognized talent including The Bruce Katz Band, Matt Stubbs, and more. www.blackeyedsallys.com


Manic Productions on  Sunday, brings they’ve got TJ Miller and The Meticulously Ridiculous Tour, along with Kate Miller and Nick Vatrerott, at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven.http://www.manicproductions.org/

Friday, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, you can catch, singer/songwriters Kerri Powers and Eric Lichter. On Saturday morning Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop happens at Harborpark this Saturday at 10:30 am. On Saturday night, trumpeter Nick Di Maria and Spectre take the stage, with ska, punk, jazz, and more. On Sunday at 5 there’s a reception to open the August art exhibit of works by Sicilian native Sal Italia.  Full details athttp://buttonwood.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on Friday, they headline Trina. Saturday’s show is the Summer Slamfest 2016. www.toadsplace.com

The Hartford Steel Symphony, a Caribbean steel band, performs this Thursday at 6 pm at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford. This event is free to the public.  www.chs.org


Cherry Street Station in Wallingford brings you The Main Event this Friday.  On Saturday, it’s a Benefit for Ray & Allison. You can find Cherry Street Station on Facebook, or call (203) 265-2902 for info.  www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

The fifth annual Trinidad-style Caribbean Carnival happens this Saturday in Middletown at Harbor Park from 1-9 pm, brought to you by the Trinbago American Cultural Explorers. The event features Headline music acts include Baba Shanter and Lava Rebel with many others in performance throughout the day. Plus Vendors on-site, limbo contests, and live steel drumming ensembles. 860.818.0678 for more Information and find Details at www.arts2go.org

The sixteenth annual Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival happens on Saturday at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford from 8 am to 4 pm. Celebrate Asian culture with music and dance, food, a martial arts expo, dragon boat races, and more.  http://www.riverfront.org/

Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets are in full gear now. Here in Middletown you can you can support local farmers and get nutritious home-grown goods on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the long running market at the South Green on Old Church Street from 8am-1pm.  On Fridays, The Middletown North End farmers market happens on Main Street outside Its Only Natural Market. For times and dates, as well as info on the many more in our area you can visit www.ctnofa.org

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways has extended their run of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” a combination road comedy/coming-of-age film about a foster child being raised in the New Zealand countryside. Also continuing is “The Kind Words,” an Israeli comedy following Jewish siblings on a road trip to learn about their real father. Both run through Thursday.  On Friday they open “Life, Animated,” the story of how a challenged young boy and his family discover a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in classic animated Disney films. Also opening is “Little Men,” a contemporary story of life-defining friendships that develop in the midst of familial turmoil. Both run through the weekend.  www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its Wim Wenders film series all week, screening  “The American Friend” on Thursday, “Wings of Desire” on Friday, “Buena Vista Social Club” on Saturday and a Director’s Cut version of “Until the End of the World” on Sunday. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

The Hartford Free Summer Movies series offers “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this Friday at Bushnell Park. Details at www.bushnellpark.org 

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

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for 5:05-6:30pm For Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, who plays. Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?

At 6:30 stick around for Imagine with Karen Stein, offering peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!
Up next at 8 it’s Bill Denert Evening Jazz with a broad range of swing, bebop and experimental jazz with a sprinkling of new releases.

From 9:30-10:30pm enjoy hometown browns with dj jaFREE and the nan who offer South Asian diasporic meditations on: music, talk and live art. Half-music, half-music workshop. 
From 10:30-12am it’s the The American Empire with Tootse Mutant who explores the influence of American Imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, and Peruvian Punk and so much more.

At midnight it’s time for 4 hours of “The Greatest Sounds Under the Sun” with Sir Bruce laying down some serious old school R&B music.
The BBC World Report takes over from 4-5am and we start each weekday off bright and early 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.
If you’ve yet to make a donation in support of our Spring Pledge drive here at WESU, what are you waiting for? Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Please donate online atwww.wesufm.org

Thanks for listening - stay tuned for a stiff dose of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

08-17-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, August 17th, and 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 a diverse lineup of talk radio featuring NPR and Pacifica as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends we bring you the best in free-form community programing.

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! Thanks for joining us.
Here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:

On Tuesday evenings, here in Middletown at Harbor Park, you can catch the Summer Sounds Weekly Concert Series overlooking the CT River.  Concerts are free and open to the public and begin at 7pm. Rain venue is South Church. Details at www.arts2go.org

Tonight (Tuesday), at the Russell Library in Middletown, there’s a Cultural Connections Women’s Group on Wednesday at 5:30, welcoming immigrant women. English fluency not required. There’s Teen Art Bootcamp on Wednesday at 6, and at 6:30 they offer Teen Tech Help. You can bring your devices and have teens teach you how. On Thursday they have Fairy and Gnome Houses for All Ages at 6, and the Veterans Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7. Check the website for more information on the new hours, as well as additional programs and activities for all ages.
www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch Pleasure Gap, Du Vide, Stuffed Up, and Straight to VHS.  On Thursday Fond Han takes the Café Nine stage, appearing with Pug. The 5 pm Set on Friday features Calvin Decutlass, Stephanie Harris Austin, and Paul Panamarenko, Café Nines Friday night main event features The Batture Boys, and Joe Flood. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, and later on Saturday they headline Vinyl Cape, appearing with Ceschi, ZakG, and more. On Sunday, Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee with Jeff Przech & The Outfit, followed by the Manic Productions presentation of Gringo Star and Rudeyna at 9 to round out your weekend. www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s the Community Blues Jam, hosted by Gene Donaldson this week. It’s more jazz on Thursday with the West Hartford Jazz Jam led by Pete McGuiness.  Friday brings you reggae with The Equalities. Saturday’s special event is the Northeast Blues Guitar Summit, featuring nationally recognized talent including The Bruce Katz Band, Matt Stubbs, and more. www.blackeyedsallys.com

There’s free music at noon Wednesday at Constitution Plaza in Hartford presented by their Lunchtime Music Series, “Audio Feed.  Full info at www.hartford.com

Manic Productions brings you Bent Knee, Hnry Flwr, and The Tet Offensive at Bar in New Haven this evening (Wednesday). On Sunday, they’ve got TJ Miller and The Meticulously Ridiculous Tour, along with Kate Miller and Nick Vatrerott, at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven.http://www.manicproductions.org/

Friday, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, you can catch, singer/songwriters Kerri Powers and Eric Lichter. On Saturday morning Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop happens at Harborpark this Saturday at 10:30 am. On Saturday night, trumpeter Nick Di Maria and Spectre take the stage, with ska, punk, jazz, and more. On Sunday at 5 there’s a reception to open the August art exhibit of works by Sicilian native Sal Italia.  Full details athttp://buttonwood.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on Friday, they headline Trina. Saturday’s show is the Summer Slamfest 2016. www.toadsplace.com

The Hartford Steel Symphony, a Caribbean steel band, performs this Thursday at 6 pm at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford. This event is free to the public.  www.chs.org
Cherry Street Station in Wallingford brings you The Main Event this Friday.  On Saturday, it’s a Benefit for Ray & Allison. You can find Cherry Street Station on Facebook, or call (203) 265-2902 for info.  www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

The fifth annual Trinidad-style Caribbean Carnival happens this Saturday in Middletown at Harbor Park from 1-9 pm, brought to you by the Trinbago American Cultural Explorers. The event features Headline music acts include Baba Shanter and Lava Rebel with many others in performance throughout the day. Plus Vendors on-site, limbo contests, and live steel drumming ensembles. 860.818.0678 for more Information and find Details at www.arts2go.org

The sixteenth annual Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival happens on Saturday at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford from 8 am to 4 pm. Celebrate Asian culture with music and dance, food, a martial arts expo, dragon boat races, and more.  http://www.riverfront.org/

Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets are in full gear now. Here in Middletown you can you can support local farmers and get nutritious home-grown goods on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the long running market at the South Green on Old Church Street from 8am-1pm.  On Fridays, The Middletown North End farmers market happens on Main Street outside Its Only Natural Market. For times and dates, as well as info on the many more in our area you can visit www.ctnofa.org

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways has extended their run of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” a combination road comedy/coming-of-age film about a foster child being raised in the New Zealand countryside. Also continuing is “The Kind Words,” an Israeli comedy following Jewish siblings on a road trip to learn about their real father. Both run through Thursday.  On Friday they open “Life, Animated,” the story of how a challenged young boy and his family discover a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in classic animated Disney films. Also opening is “Little Men,” a contemporary story of life-defining friendships that develop in the midst of familial turmoil. Both run through the weekend.  www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its Wim Wenders film series all week, screening “Paris Texas” tonight, “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick” on Tuesday, “Wrong Move” on Wednesday, “The American Friend” on Thursday, “Wings of Desire” on Friday, “Buena Vista Social Club” on Saturday and a Director’s Cut version of “Until the End of the World” on Sunday. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

The Hartford Free Summer Movies series offers “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this Friday at Bushnell Park. Details at www.bushnellpark.org 

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive, Stay tuned for
Drive Time Delights with Big Bent Presenting a free form mix of musical treats, new and old, across a wide range of genres.

From 6-6:30pmstay tuned for  Your Mind Matters with Dr. Helen Evrard, MD, exploring the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them.
From 6:30-8pm its Fusion Radio with James Fusion  - for a 90 minute live techno mix.
At 8m Mike Nyce keeps the beat going with his 90 minute live mix of deep underground house music on The Warehouse .

From 9:30-11pm it's the vault with DJ Anton Banks, presenting listeners withthe latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live. Featuring exclusive music from internationals artists.

At 11pm , it's The New Music Show with DJ Christ Figure. Spinning promotional copies sent into the station and my secret stash from labels.

From 1-3am, stay tuned for Back Down the Bayou a Louisiana and roots music show featuring Baton Rouge Blues, New Orleans funk, indigenous jazz and a whole lot more.

At 3 am it’s time for The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry
The compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

At 4am you can cath 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 Drive Time Delights with Big Bent!