Tuesday, November 25, 2014

11-25-14 Jive



Good evening, it's Tuesday, November 25th, and this is the Jive at Five – Our 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 Ben Michael, Thanks for listening.

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight Isabel Stover takes the stage at 8. On Wednesday, they offer Dean Falcone’s 18th Annual Thanksgiving Vomitorium, with a special tribute to the Kinks. Friday’s early show at 7:30 features cellist and singer Leyla McCalla, and at 10 you can catch the Late Show with Hank and Cupcakes, and Mission O.  Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session will be with Billy Cofrances at 4:30, followed at 9 by their Skansgivin’ Skaturday with The Hempsteadys, The Dialtones, and Llama T Ska.   Sunday’s 3 p.m. Jam is with Stacy Phillips, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Cobalt Rhythm Kings.  www.cafenine.com.
 
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Tuesdays Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material on the Black-eyed Sally’s Stage. Sally’s longstanding Wednesday night blues jam will be hosted by Tim McDonald this week.  Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez. Saturday they bring you jazz with the Allegra Levy Band featuring Sean Clapis. 8. www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Tomorrow/Wednesday’s Annual Thanksgiving Eve Show features Deep Banana Blackout.  On Friday they bring Chris Webby and MarBar to the stage.  Saturday’s at 9:00 show brings you George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, along with Amy Lynn & The Gunshow..   www.toadsplace.com.

Connecticut’s own NRBQ takes the stage tomorrow/Wednesday at 8 At Infinity Hall in Hartford,. On Friday they’ve got “The Weight” performing the music of THE BAND at their 8:00 show.  On Saturday, Max Creek takes the Infinity stage, offering electric rock jam starting at 8.  On Sunday, they offer Ryan Montbleau and Band, with special guest Jesse Dee, for a 7:30 show. www.infinityhall.com

also tomorrow/Wednesday, Middletown Scottish Country Dancers hold classes for beginning and experienced dancers from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at First Church on Court Street. Partners not necessary. Wear soft-soled shoes. For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278

On Friday, the 29th Annual Holiday on Main Street festival takes place in Middletown, starting with a Holiday Train Exhibit at 11 at Amato’s Toy & Hobby.  There’s an Open House at the Mansfield House at 2, food, hot chocolate, and hayrides, and a carol sing. The Middletown High School Marching Band performs, and the evening concludes with a tree lighting on the South Green at 6, with a second lighting at Eli Cannon’s lighting at 8:15 and the arrival of Santa by horse and carriage.  http://www.holidayonmain.com

Winterfest Hartford opens Friday at 4:30, and includes music, ice skating, and free photos with Santa.  http://www.hartford.com/winterfest


At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, On Friday at 8 you can hear the Omar Tamez Quartet play their unique blend of jazz and traditional Mexican music.  On Saturday, the Buttonwood celebrates its new Steinway piano with a Musical Offering by Carolyn Halsted, playing Bach, Beethoven and more, at 7:30. Every Monday morning, the Hearing Voices Network meets at the Buttonwood at 10:30 a.m.  “Beyond Visible,” a meditative photographic exhibit by Emily Zeitlin and Scotty Giffen, continues through the week.  www.buttonwood.org
On Sunday’s Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it, beforehand, at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more at: www.foodnotbombs.net


And on Friday the Holiday Light Fantasia opens in Hartford at Goodwin Park.  http://hartford.gov/parks/200-goodwin-park

On Friday there’s a show of the paintings of David Schulz at Middletown Framing, 502 Main St.  A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m.  http://www.arts2go.org

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

 At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of the events of the Edward Snowden security leak, continues through Wednesday.  Also continuing is “Diplomacy,” a French drama about Hitler’s plan to destroy Paris in WWII. They’re closed on Thanksgiving.  On Friday they start a run of “Pelican Dreams,” Emmy-Award-winner Judy Irving’s documentary that follows a California brown pelican from an arrest on the Golden Gate Bridge to care at a rehabilitation facility.  Also opening is “BFFs,” a female buddy comedy about posers in a weekend couples retreat.  Both continue through the weekend. On Saturday they’re showing the Internet Cat Video Festival, for cat lovers of all ages. On Sunday at 2 there’s a one time event, “Holbook/Twain: An American Odyssey,” with the award-winning show “Mark Twain Tonight” and a post-film discussion with Director Scott Teems. www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, the run of “The Blue Room,” a French crime drama based on the novel by Georges Simenon, continues through Tuesday.  Wednesday through Sunday you can see “Boyhood,” a film that follows a boy in his journey from childhood to adulthood. On Sunday they open “Rome, Open City,” a restored ultra high def version of the 1945 classic about Italian resistance fighters being hunted by the Gestapo, which continues through next week.  www.cinestudio.org.

Now here's a rundown of what's on air on WESU-FM tonight:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for:
Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki for a peak into the live music scene at Wesleyan. 


At 6:00 it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for 2 hrs of Americana, country, folk, bluegrass, and other music that has a roots influence, Plus a comprehensive concert listing at 7pm, live guests on occasion and ticket giveaways too!

From 8-9pm it’s The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, for a weekly show featuring area artists and musicians of all genres.

 At 9pm it’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat a free form music show offering a wide range of music from krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog.
                       
From 10:30-11:30pm tonight, Galactic Thematics embark on a cosmic musical odyssey that transgresses the hermetic bounds of genre itself. 

From 11:30-12:30am The Wily Windy Moors with Ian McCarthy  presents pop or pop-adjacent tunes to get you revved up for bed, with a different title-based theme every week

After that at 12:30, Cryfest with Orlando Gloom invites you to take a stroll down this trail of musical tears with some of the most melancholy and grim, yet cathartic songs from across the decades.
At 1:30 Phantom Transmissions with DJ Scarecrow for Spoken Word, Poetry, Prose and Rap over Fluid Beats.

 From 2:30-3:30am It’s the The Blast Zone with Baggins and the G-O inviting you to step into The Blast Zone for bantering about sports and interviewing student athletes.
      
 From 3:30-4am it’s The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation an eclectic mix of music from the WESU library.

 The BBC world news kicks on at 4 and we start tomorrow’s broadcast day at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

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 where you’ll also find our live internet stream, program archives, and our program schedule as well as news and information about WESU’s 75th anniversary. Atwww.wesufm.org,  you can also make a donation I support of WESU
Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki.

Monday, November 24, 2014

11-24-14 jive

Good evening, it's Monday, November 24th, and this is the Jive at Five – Our 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 Ben Michael, Thanks for listening.

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

At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, tonight there’s the usual Moments of Gratitude at 7:45, followed by the Anything Goes Open Mic at 8, hosted this week by Nora.  On Friday at 8 you can hear the Omar Tamez Quartet play their unique blend of jazz and traditional Mexican music.  On Saturday, the Buttonwood celebrates its new Steinway piano with a Musical Offering by Carolyn Halsted, playing Bach, Beethoven and more, at 7:30. Every Monday morning, the Hearing Voices Network meets at the Buttonwood at 10:30 a.m.  “Beyond Visible,” a meditative photographic exhibit by Emily Zeitlin and Scotty Giffen, continues through the week.  www.buttonwood.org

On Sunday’s Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it, beforehand, at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more at: www.foodnotbombs.net

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight they headline Quintron & Miss Pussycat for a 9:00 show.  On Tuesday, Isabel Stover takes the stage at 8. On Wednesday, they offer Dean Falcone’s 18th Annual Thanksgiving Vomitorium, with a special tribute to the Kinks. Friday’s early show at 7:30 features cellist and singer Leyla McCalla, and at 10 you can catch the Late Show with Hank and Cupcakes, and Mission O.  Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session will be with Billy Cofrances at 4:30, followed at 9 by their Skansgivin’ Skaturday with The Hempsteadys, The Dialtones, and Llama T Ska.   Sunday’s 3 p.m. Jam is with Stacy Phillips, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Cobalt Rhythm Kings.  www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight’s Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends will be on the Lilly’s Pad stage. Wednesday’s Annual Thanksgiving Eve Show features Deep Banana Blackout.  On Friday they bring Chris Webby and MarBar to the stage.  Saturday’s at 9:00 show brings you George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, along with Amy Lynn & The Gunshow..   www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, the Hartford Jazz Societies’ weekly “Jazz Monday” event brings you the Steve Davis & Friends. On Tuesdays Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material on the Black-eyed Sally’s Stage. Sally’s longstanding Wednesday night blues jam will be hosted by Tim McDonald this week.  Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines SNL Band vocalist Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez. Saturday they bring you jazz with the Allegra Levy Band featuring Sean Clapis. 8. www.blackeyedsallys.com

The Veterans’ Writing Group will meet tonight at 7 this week at the Russell Library in Middletown.  http://www.russelllibrary.org

Manic Productions offers you a 10-Show Winter Pass at various locations. Details at www.manicproductions.org

On Tuesday at 2 the Connecticut Historical Society hosts guided tours of two new exhibits, “(Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured,” by Richard Welling, and “Hartford Seen:  Photographs,” by Pablo Delano.  They also offer a “Secrets of the Veeder House Tour” this weekend, with behind the scenes highlights of the Society’s headquarters in Hartford. http://www.chs.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Connecticut’s own NRBQ makes it’s debut on Wednesday at 8. On Friday they’ve got “The Weight” performing the music of THE BAND at their 8:00 show.  On Saturday, Max Creek takes the Infinity stage, offering electric rock jam starting at 8.  On Sunday, they offer Ryan Montbleau and Band, with special guest Jesse Dee, for a 7:30 show. www.infinityhall.com

Wednesday, Middletown Scottish Country Dancers hold classes for beginning and experienced dancers from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at First Church on Court Street. Partners not necessary. Wear soft-soled shoes. For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278

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

On Friday, the 29th Annual Holiday on Main Street festival takes place in Middletown, starting with a Holiday Train Exhibit at 11 at Amato’s Toy & Hobby.  There’s an Open House at the Mansfield House at 2, food, hot chocolate, and hayrides, and a carol sing. The Middletown High School Marching Band performs, and the evening concludes with a tree lighting on the South Green at 6, with a second lighting at Eli Cannon’s lighting at 8:15 and the arrival of Santa by horse and carriage.  http://www.holidayonmain.com

Winterfest Hartford opens Friday at 4:30, and includes music, ice skating, and free photos with Santa.  http://www.hartford.com/winterfest

And on Friday the Holiday Light Fantasia opens in Hartford at Goodwin Park.  http://hartford.gov/parks/200-goodwin-park

On Friday there’s a show of the paintings of David Schulz at Middletown Framing, 502 Main St.  A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m.  http://www.arts2go.org

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

 At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of the events of the Edward Snowden security leak, continues through Wednesday.  Also continuing is “Diplomacy,” a French drama about Hitler’s plan to destroy Paris in WWII. They’re closed on Thanksgiving.  On Friday they start a ruin of “Pelican Dreams,” Emmy-Award-winner Judy Irving’s documentary that follows a California brown pelican from an arrest on the Golden Gate Bridge to care at a rehabilitation facility.  Also opening is “BFFs,” a female buddy comedy about posers in a weekend couples retreat.  Both continue through the weekend. On Saturday they’re showing the Internet Cat Video Festival, for cat lovers of all ages. On Sunday at 2 there’s a one time event, “Holbook/Twain: An American Odyssey,” with the award-winning show “Mark Twain Tonight” and a post-film discussion with Director Scott Teems. www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, the run of about a
“The Blue Room,” a French crime drama based on the novel by Georges Simenon, continues through Tuesday.  On Wednesday through Sunday you can see “Boyhood,” a film that follows a boy in his journey from childhood to adulthood. On Sunday they open “Rome, Open City,” a restored ultra high def version of the 1945 classic about Italian resistance fighters being hunted by the Gestapo, which continues through next week.  www.cinestudio.org.

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. stay tuned for Radio Curious from Pacifica.

That’s followed at 6:30 by Michael Benson’s 75 % Folk, a mix of folk, blues, movie soundtracks, and interviews and more.    

At 8:00 p.m. there’s Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin, giving you Americana music from Nashville and around the country including Folk, acoustic Country, and roots-Rock.

From 9:30-11 p.m. The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee brings you the music of yesterday’s future today.

Following that at 11 p.m. it’s Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder, offering an eclectic mix of instrumental tunes from jazz to folk to electronic and back again.

At midnight stay tuned for Feminist Power Hour with Tess and Isabel who will discuss feminist issues, rant, and play some music to fight the patriarchy!

From 1-1:30 a.m. it’s How We Met The Mother with Mizael, exploring the diverse music that's the background to the story of the television show, How I Met Your Mother.    

From 1:30-2:30 a.m. catch The Reformatorium with DJ E-fly, who’ll pick apart the synthetic process of sampling composition and remixing, working from the bottom up!

Then from 2:30-3 a.m. #BasicBints with DJ Jui-C and DJ Kale Chip will use satire to discuss social identity in relation to pop culture and current events. Satire's another word for couture, right?

After that, Maximum Rock and Roll Radio comes your way from 3-4 a.m.

The BBC World News takes over at 4 and we start tomorrow’s broadcast day at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. 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.

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

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


Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday's Jive 11-21-14

Good evening, it's Friday, November 21st, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. 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 Wesleyan's Center For The Arts presents at 9 in Memorial Chapel, “The Slot,” when the MIDI system of the concert organ goes live on the Web!  On Saturday at 6, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble presents “Classical Music of Central Java” in the World Music Hall.  And at 8, the University Orchestra and Choir present their symphonic repertoire at Crowell Concert Hall.  On Sunday at 7, the three East Asian ensembles, including the Chinese Music Ensemble, the Korean Drumming Ensemble, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble, present “Music from East Asia” at Crowell Concert Hall. And on Monday at 4:15, the Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan series continues with an artist talk by Egyptian artist Ghada Amer, who will discuss female figures on canvas. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

At The Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, on Friday at 7 the Jocelyn Pleasant Quartet performs “Medusa,” featuring her signature percussion talents.  The  “Aligned With Source” workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Gratitude.”  On Saturday, the gypsy reggae duo HannaH’s Field and Secret Sage take the stage for a Positive Acoustic Night.  Every Monday morning, the Hearing Voices Network meets at the Buttonwood at 10:30 a.m. Learn more at www.buttonwood.org
On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside The Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30am. You can learn more at www.foodnotbombs.net

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine tonight at 5 you can catch an early set with Victor Roland, followed at 8 by the Full Blast Productions presentation of Hip Hop Haven 3 featuring over 15 MCs from the area. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session will be hosted by the George Baker Band then later at 9pm The Wagon Riders and DJ Dave Coon take the stage.  On Sunday’s at noon Café nine presents the Ball and Socket Arts Fundraiser, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band at 8. Details at www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight, they headline Shakedown, bringing you The Dead and Beyond, Carbonated Insight, and Solistic. On Saturday at 9:30 there’s the Bright Night 8 Electric Glow Party. On Sunday Jacob Whitesides and others take the stage for an early show at 2, with VIP Packages available. Find more at 
www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight’s 9:00 show headlines studio drummer Yonrico Scott. Saturday’s featured artist is Louisiana songwriter/guitarist Tommy Malone at 8. Check out 
www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight Manic Productions presents in The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden The Budos Band, and Electric Citizen. Saturday’s Ballroom offering is The Primate Fiasco, along with Elephant Wrecking Ball, and Yojimbo, for an 8:30 show.  On Sunday, the Ballroom stage will feature Moon Hooch, Out of the Beardspace, and Back from Earth at 8:30. Visit 
www.manicproductions.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight, Dave Davies, original founding member of “The Kinks,” takes the stage at 8.  On Saturday it's the Del McCoury Band, with his bluegrass/country offerings. Visit  
www.infinityhall.com

Realto Café on Rapallo Ave in Middletown, presents “Caribbean Night” on Saturday with the band “Caribbean Planet” featuring T-Forbes and Patrick Burke (lead Singer of the band “Cool Runnings”) with a special guest appearance by Sophia Brown and Music by DJ Tippy Don. More info at 860-995-5094

At the Stonington Free Library this Saturday, Merrill Fellow Adam Wilson reads from his work at 6 p.m.  He’s a National Jewish Book Award finalist and winner of The Terry Southern Prize.  A reception follows. Learn more at 
http://www.stoningtonfreelibrary.org

There’s a one-woman pastel show featuring the work of Janine Janaki this Saturday from 11-5 at deKoven House, 27 Washington St., here in Middletown. Details at http://www.arts2go.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
 
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of the events of the Edward Snowden security leak, continues through next Wednesday. This evening they start a run of “Diplomacy,” a French drama about Hitler’s plan to destroy Paris in WWII. Visit  www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Cinestudio begins a run of  “My Old Lady,” a comedy starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline about a playwright moving in with an English tutor in Paris.  It runs through Saturday.  On Sunday you can see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “The Pharoah’s Daughter” at 12:55.  They open a run of “The Blue Room,” a French crime drama based on the novel by Georges Simenon on Sunday, which continues through next week. Go to 
www.cinestudio.org.
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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was produced by,

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

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

www.jcherrypresents.com



Good evening, it's Thursday, November 20th, and this is the Jive at Five – Our daily community calendar and run down of night time programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week-nights and weekends.  I'm JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. Thanks for listening!


Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:
Tonight at the Center For The Arts at 7p.m , you can catch a concert: called the The Happening 14: featuring Students in the “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I,”  class under the direction of  Pheeron Aklaff.  
On Friday at 9 in Memorial Chapel, “The Slot,” when the MIDI system of the concert organ goes live on the Web!  On Saturday at 6, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble presents “Classical Music of Central Java” at World Music Hall.  And at 8, the University Orchestra and Choir present their symphonic repertoire at Crowell Concert Hall.  On Sunday at 7, their three East Asian ensembles, including the Chinese Music Ensemble, the Korean Drumming Ensemble, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble, present “Music from East Asia” at Crowell Concert Hall. Next Monday at 4:15, their Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan series continues with an artist talk by Egyptian artist Ghada Amer, who will discuss female figures on canvas. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

At the Russell Library in Middletown, tonight the Veteran’s Writing Group meets at 7.  Also at 7, Resonant Motion presents a Jazz Performance and Workshop with pianist and educator Noah Baerman.http://www.russelllibrary.org

At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, on Friday at 7 the Jocelyn Pleasant Quartet performs “Medusa,” featuring her signature percussion talents.  The  “Aligned With Source” workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Gratitude.”  On Saturday, the gypsy reggae duo HannaH’s Field and Secret Sage take the stage for a Positive Acoustic Night.  Every Monday morning, the Hearing Voices Network meets at the Buttonwood at 10:30 a.m www.buttonwood.org

On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it, beforehand, at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more at:www.foodnotbombs.net
Bill
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine tonight, “Mind Over Master”, “VRSA”, and “Goat Herder”.  Friday at 5 you can catch an early set with Victor Roland, followed at 8 by the Full Blast Productions presentation of Hip Hop Haven 3 featuring over 15 MCs from the area. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session will be hosted by the George Baker Band then later at 9pm The Wagon Riders and DJ Dave Coon take the stage.  On Sunday’s at noon Café nine presents the Ball and Socket Arts Fundraiser, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band at 8. www.cafenine.com.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight, The Revivalists, and Red Wanting Blue take the Toad’s stage.  Friday’s show headlines Shakedown, and brings you The Dead and Beyond, Carbonated Insight, and Solistic.  On Saturday at 9:30 there’s the Bright Night 8 Electric Glow Party.  On Sunday Jacob Whitesides and others take the stage for an early show at 2, with VIP Packages available.   www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines studio drummer Yonrico Scott . Saturday’s featured artist is Louisiana songwriter/guitarist Tommy Malone at 8. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight Manic Productions presents Jessica Lea Mayfield and others at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden for a 7:30 show.  On Friday at The Ballroom, they bring you The Budos Band, and Electric Citizen. Saturday’s Ballroom offering is The Primate Fiasco, along with Elephant Wrecking Ball, and Yojimbo, for an 8:30 show.  On Sunday, the Ballroom stage will feature Moon Hooch, Out of the Beardspace, and Back from Earth at 8:30.  www.manicproductions.org
Donna:

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight, American Country singer/guitarist Jamieson “Junior” Brown.  On Friday, Dave Davies, original founding member of “The Kinks,” takes the Infinity stage at 8.  On Saturday they bring you the Del McCoury Band, with Bluegrass/country offerings.   www.infinityhall.com

Realto Café on Rapallo Ave in Middletown, presents “Caribbean Night” on Saturday November 22nd with the band “Caribbean Planet” featuring T-Forbes and Patrick Burke (lead Singer of the band “Cool Running’s”) with a special guest appearance by Sophia Brown and Music by DJ Tippy Don.  More info at 860-995-5094 .

At the Stonington Free Library this Saturday, Merrill Fellow Adam Wilson reads from his work at 6 p.m.  He’s a National Jewish Book Award finalist and winner of The Terry Southern Prize.  A reception follows.   http://www.stoningtonfreelibrary.org
There’s a one-woman pastel show featuring the work of Janine Janaki this Saturday from 11-5 at deKoven House, 27 Washington St., Middletown.  http://www.arts2go.org


Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
 
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of the events of the Edward Snowden security leak, continues through tonight.  This evening, they host “Other People’s Stories,” a free event when people tell stories that someone else told them.  On Friday they start a run of “Diplomacy,” a French drama about Hitler’s plan to destroy Paris in WWII. Also opening is “Force Majeure,” winner at the Cannes Festival, a wickedly funny film about a Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.  On Saturday there’s a one-time showing of “I Am Eleven,” an Australian documentary about conversations with 11-year-olds around the world.     www.realartways.org


At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Cinestudio begins a run of  “My Old Lady,” a comedy starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline about a playwright moving in with an English tutor in Paris.  It runs through Saturday.  On Sunday you can see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “The Pharoah’s Daughter” at 12:55.  They open a run of “The Blue Room,” a French crime drama based on the novel by Georges Simenon on Sunday, which continues through next week.  www.cinestudio.org.
Now here's a rundown of what's on air on WESU-FM tonight:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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