Tuesday, January 31, 2012

01-30-12 jive

Good evening, it's Monday, January 30th  and this is the Jive at Five, your daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio.  I’m Ben Michael.  Thanks to all of the listeners who have contributed so far to our Annual Winter Holiday Pledge drive.  There’s still time to help out by clicking the “donate now” button on our website, www.wesufm.org/  
Now here's a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Tonight here in Middletown at 6:30, WESU’s Rob DeRosa (host of Homegrown) presents Music Monday with Appledaughters at the Red & Black Café at Broad Street Books on Broad Street in Middletown. Appledaughters features WESU’s own esteemed student president, Sam Long .

Also here in Middletown tonight and every Monday Night, J-Cherry  (of WESU’s Voice of the City) host the anything goes open mic at the Buttonwood Tree.  On Wednesday night The Emile DeLeon Group hots An open Jazz Jam.  Thursday brings Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic open mic to the buttonwood. Friday night The Buttonwood presents a “Nashville Style Songwriter’s Round” – Featuring: Carrie Johnson, Kristen Graves, Al Raebuck, Marc Douglas Berardo and Jennifer Lowe. Saturday evening, The Zero Dollar Trio plays a blend of chamber jazz meets free improvisation diving into a multitude of sounds, textures and grooves. On Sunday’s Food not Bombs shares food in front of the Buttonwood Tree, all are welcome. More details about these events online at www.buttonwood.org
Tonight Down in New Haven, Rohn Lawrence and Friends play smooth Jazz on the Lily pad stage upstairs at Toads Place.  Wednesday Night Toads presents their weekly Dubstep dance party upstairs in Lily’s Pad. Friday night Max Creek takes the main stage. The McLovins open the show.  Afton presents a local artist showcase upstairs in Lily’s Pad on Friday. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Also happening tonight down in New Haven, at Cafe Nine, you can catch the weekly Beatnik 2000 variety show,  hosted by Edward Leonard.  Tuesday night the Alt/Bluegrass act Milksop:Unsung continuezs their Tuesday night monthly series at Café nine. Wednesday HADOUKEN presents the 2nd Local Bang-A-Rang Series: featuring Xenosis; Guerra; Continuum  showcasing progressive heavy metal.  Thursday night Samantha Crain, Ben Weaver, and Mon Monarch make for a night of folk snd singer songwriters at the Nine. Friday night you can catch Jenny Dee & the Delinquents; The Shellye Valauskas Experience; and Jeremy Lichter  at café nine. Saturday’s Open Blues Jam is hosted by  the George Baker Experience.  Saturday Night MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Adam Arcuragi & the Lupine Chorale SocietyGolden Bloom; Dylan Connor for anight of alt country at café nine. www.cafenine.com

Tonight in Hartford, the Monday Jazz Jam at Black-eyed Sally’s features Pete LeBlanc's George Benson Tribute.  Tomorrow Michael Palin's Other Orchestra an 18 piece jazz ensemble performs at Sally’s. On Wednesday, It’s MIKE LAW hosts Sally’s Weekly BLUES JAM.  Grammy nominated Hammond organist, Brian Charette  make sfor a night of Jazz at Sally’s on Friday night and Mike Law & the Playboys take the stage. www.blackeyedsallys.com

This Friday in Middletown, Wesleyan’s Center For The Arts presents the opening of: Great Small Works. The group draws on folk, avant-garde and popular theater traditions to address contemporary social issues.  Performances are: Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8pm in the CFA Theater.  www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Russell Knitters invite you to join them Saturday morning at 11am at the Russell Library on Broad Street. www.russelllibrary.org
Now Here's what's happening in the world of cinema in Central Connecticut...

Tonight and Tomorrow, Cinestudio, Trinity College's movie theater, in Hartford is showing the New Russian Film, Silent Souls.  Wednesday Night Cinestudio presents “Beats Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest”. Thursday night Cienstudio presents Democracy in Film: The Wave, Friday and Saturday Cinestudio is showing “My Week With Marilyn”, Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of  David Cronenberg’s new film, A Dangerous Method. www.cinestudio.org
Through Friday, Real Art Ways in Hartford conotinues their run of the French film, Womenonthe 6th Floor.  Real Art Ways also continues a run of The Conquest through Thursday, this documentary chronicles Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to become President of France.  more online at : www.realartways.org

Here’s what’s playing tonight here on 88.1 Fm WESU Middletown:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of straight up Jazz on Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry during our weekday commercial free musical drive time.

At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.

From 6:30-8pm it’s Life is a Killer featuring a wide range of Blues and Bluesy music.
At 8-DJ Lord Lewis The Velvet knight presents: The Rumpus Room, for 90 minutes of vintage and contemporary Soul, Funk, reggae and afro and latin dance floor grooves.   

 9:30 Our Attention Defictic DJ Lee is back with the sounds of yesterday’s future today.

At 11:00 Chocolate Cakes DJ Rob is in the house for a special Monday night show over winter break.
Then it’s Combat Music Radio at 3am.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you know of any events that you think we should be announcing on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.  If you haven’t yet done so, please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org to help us with our Annual Winter pledge Drive. Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

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