Friday, February 3, 2012

02-03-12 jive

Good evening. It's Friday, February 3rd, 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 forNPR, 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.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to<> – the City’s new website that features the arts/entertainment options available on any given day along with much more for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown.<>

Here's a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Tonight The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown presents a “Nashville Style Songwriter’s Round” – featuring: Carrie Johnson, Kristen Graves, Al Raebuck, Marc Douglas Berardo and Jennifer Lowe. Saturday evening, The ZeroDollar Trio plays a blend of chamber jazz meets free improvisation diving into a multitude of sounds, textures and grooves. On Sundays around 1pm, Food Not Bombs shares food in front of The Buttonwood Tree. All are welcome. More details about these events can be found online at<>

Tonight Wesleyan jazz musicians Gabe Gordon, Claire Randall & Friends will be performing at The Canoe Club At Harbor Park at 7pm.  For information, call 860-347-9999.

Tonight down in New Haven, at Cafe Nine you can catch Jenny Dee & the Delinquents; The Shellye Valauskas Experience; and Jeremy Lichter. Saturday’s Open Blues Jam is hosted by the George Baker Experience.  Saturday Night Manic Productions presents Adam Arcuragi & the Lupine Chorale Society,  Golden Bloom, and  Dylan Connor for a night of alternative country at café nine. More can be found at<>

At Black Eye Sally’s in Hartford tonight, Mike Law & the Playboys take the stage. More information can be found at<>

Down in New Haven at Toads Place tonight Max Creek takes the main stage. The McLovins open the show. Afton presents a local artist showcase upstairs in Lily’s Pad tonight. More can be found online at<>

This weekend in Middletown, Wesleyan’s Center For The Arts presents Great Small Works, a performance group that draws on folk, avant-garde and popular theater traditions to address contemporary social issues.  Performances are tonight and Saturday at 8pm in the CFA Theater.  More can be found online at<>

The Karas String Quartet-violinist Cyrus Stevens, pianist Ruriko Kagiyama, violist Michael Wheeler-and guest cellist Julie Ribchinsky, will perform the world premiere of the Wesleyan Concertante by William Zinn, as well as Mozart's Piano Quartet in g minor and other works on Sunday at 3pm at The Russell House on High St. For more information, please visit the CFA website<>

The Russell Knitters invite you to join them Saturday morning at 11am at the Russell Library on Broad Street. More can be found online at<>

Now here's what's happening in the world of cinema in Central Connecticut...

Tonight and Saturday Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is showing “My Week With Marilyn”, Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of David Cronenberg’s new film, “ A Dangerous Method”. For more information you can look up<>

Through Friday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of the Frenchfilm, Women on the 6th Floor.  Real Art Ways will be presenting three films by documentarian Gary Hustwit to celebrate Design Week. Urbanized, a fascinating look behind urban planning and design, will screen throughout the week. Objectified and Helvetica will screen during the weekend. More can be found online at<>


And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s The Brittle Diameter w/Josh Sharp - A varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic. The idea is that any given song will makesense next to the other.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm it’s Free Speech Radio News from Pacifica - Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

From 6:30pm to 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wavewith Sistah Tee featuring an educational program to inform listeners about local and global issues featuring health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips and 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.  Also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and International music.

From 10pm until 1am on Saturday, take in the sounds of Rumba en el Patio with Michael - Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At 1am until 3 it’s N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk - Dubstep/DnB.techno/ragga jungle/breakbeats mixed live, or; At 1am we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with Dope Dave until 3am - Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 3, to 4am it's the Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio - 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.

Then, we bring you Sing Out! from 4 to 5am, whose mission is to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics, and to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives

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 - Traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffe Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am with Francesco Fiumara - 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 Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

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