Thursday, February 23, 2012

02-23-12 jive

Good evening, it's Friday February 23rd 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. I'm Justin Miller, WESU Intern. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio.

All this month, Bill Revill, Meriden artist and host of  WESU’s Acoustic Blender, is showing over 50 of his seascape, landscape and other types of paintings at the Sandman Gallery, 14 West Main Street, Meriden. For info, call 203-686-0000.

Friday at Cafe Nine down in New Haven LUCKY SOULS Presents: a night of new-grass with  Five in the Chamber and  Cinnamon Sky. This Saturday’s weekly Afternoon Jazz Jam at Café Nine will be hosted by The George Baker Experience. Saturday night The Bee-Hive Queen Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez return to the Nine.  Sunday night at Cafe Nine brings ROXY PERRY'S TRAVELING Blues Jam. Musicians are encouraged to sign up in advance by emailing For more information visit

Also down in New Haven at Toads Place tomorrow/Friday night,  SHAKEDOWN plays The Grateful Dead & Beyond and shares a the bill with “Fuzzy Bunny & The Dirty Cupcakes” and “Rhythmic Circus”. For more information visit

Friday night in East Hampton at the Higher Grounds Coffee House on 70 Main Street presents thier weekly open mic  at 8PM. Every Saturday evening you can catch live music at Higher Grounds Coffee House.

Saturday ngiht at 8pm, Benin-born jazz guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke combines harmonic sophistication and soaring melodies grounded in West African music to create a warm, intimate sound with his trio in Wesleyan's Crowell Concert Hall.  There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.

Saturday at 7 you can experience “SPILL” a new play and installation that explores the true human and environmental cost of oil. "SPILL" is based in part on interviews with people from the Gulf Coast of southern Louisiana in the wake of the "Deepwater Horizon" oil spill of April 2010. The performances at Wesleyan are the first public showing of the art installation along with a choral reading of the play. You can learn more online about all of these events at  or by calling 860-685-3355

Saturday at 6:30pm, The Buttonwood Tree Arts Space on Main Street Middletown  presents The Riverwood Poetry Series. The event features Ngoma, a performance poet, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and paradigm shifter. Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.   Sunday at 4 brings the monthly Poetry Potluck series continues at the Buttonwood Tree. This is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. More online at

The Alturas Duo performs South American and classical in Concert at the Russell Library in Middletown this Saturday at 2 in the Hubbard Room.

Saturday night herein Middletown, WESU's own host of  "Voice of the City" J-Cherry and the Strawberries perform original music in a in a double bill with the band "2 Virgins"  at Iguanas Ranas Mexican eatery on Main Street. The show starts at 8pm. More online at

Now here's some of what's happening in the world of cinema off the beaten path in central Connecticut:

Tonight and Saturday at Real Art Ways in Hartford.  You can catch Tomboy, a story of a young French girl who lives as a boy. Tonight  Real Art Ways also presents a screening of “Herman and Shelly”:  A tragicomic romance about two quirky, creative and ambitious children who grow up to be quirky, creative and disillusioned adults.   Tickets, trailers and more online at

Tonight and Saturday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford presents Haywire, a new action packed martial arts flic starring Ewan McGregor and  Antonio Banderas. Sunday, Cinestudio begins a run of “Shame”, a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.  more Online at

Now stay tuned, for a rundown of tonight’s radio programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive At Five, its The Brittle Diameterw/Josh Sharp presentingA varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic.  
at 6:00pmit’s Free Speech Radio News from The Pacifica Network - An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporters.

At 6:30 listen up for The Middletown Youth Radio Project - A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

at 7pm we present  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, it’s “From the Otherside” with Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, featuring local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Spotlighting Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

Beginning at 10pm - Its Rumba en el Patio with Michaeloffering Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear and everything in between. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At 11:30pm N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk- spotlights serious turntablism – featuring cutting and scratching with Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, and breakbeats mixed live.

At 1am we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with Dope Dave to  celebrate conscious hip-hop as well as its offshoots & influences. Featuiring Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets who mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

From 3-4 am The Underground Hip Hop Continues on Bassment Beats w DJ Lokash.

Then, at 4am we switch it up to bring youSing Out! Which is on a mission to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk music.

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 - offering 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.

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