Tuesday, March 20, 2012

03-20-12 jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, March 20th, 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Justin Miller, WESU intern.

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, Milksop Unsung takes the stage for a night of Americana music. The power Jam banc Dirty Sanchez, plays the Nine Wednesday night. Thursday, the BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES Presents a The Doug Jones Group.  Friday CafĂ© Nine presents Thee Duke Robillard Band; w/ Paul Gabriel. Saturday The Nines Weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by George Baker and Friends. Saturday night The Wagon takes the Cafe Nine stage.

Here in Middletown, Wednesday AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, In honor of Women’s History Month, The Buddhist Faith Fellowship is offering a screening of the film “Blessings” at 7 pm at the Buttonwood tree. Blessings is narrated by Richard Gere, filmed in Tibet, tells the story of 3000 nuns living in the remote nomadic region of Nangchen in Eastern Tibet who practice an ancient yogic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.  Friday night the Buttonwood hosts an Americana Double Bill: with North Carolina’s Humble Tripe and Southenr California’s Carolann Ames. Saturday night, The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul, Singer Betty Harris and the Breaking News Band graces the Buttonwood stage for an 8pm show.  Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.  At 7:30 pm this Sunday Coming to the Mic is a monthly open mic that is filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. More about all of these events online at www.buttonwood.org

Down at Toad's Place in New Haven Wednesday it's Dubstep night. Thursday at Toad's, LIVE KAMP ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS PUSHA T. Upstairs in Toad’s Lily Pad on Thursday night you can catch Mimi page. TAUK…plays IN LILLY’S PAD  Friday night.  www.toadsplace.com

Titanium Bar and Lounge in Middletown is now hosting live entertainment 3 nights a week. Wednesday's are local band nights, Thursday features live comedy and Friday is Jazz night. This week you can catch Ed Fast and Conga Bop performing Latin Jazz. more online at www.titaniumlounge.com
Thursday night, Hip Hop artist, Blacastan performs at Sully’s pub in Hartford. Friday night Broken Glow takes the stage at Sully’s. Saturday night Pickpocket, The Hempsteadys, and Hooks & Sinkers make for a night of Punk Rock at Sully’s. www.sullyspub.com

Thursday at 7:00 p.m.in Hartford, The  Emerson Theatre Collaborative presents "Harriet Tubman's Dream," a new one-woman show by CT playwright Lisa Giordano starring Camilla Ross. More online at www.marktwainhouse.org

This Saturday at 11am The Mac 650 Gallery in Middletown opens their gallery show, THE ART OF SPEED II open through March 31. This is a Hot Rod and Custom car Culture Art show featuring 80+ pieces from more than 40 artists from around the globe.  There will be a closing Reception March 31st from noon -5pm. The MAC 650 Art Gallery is located at: 650 Main Street in Middletown more info on this event and other upcoming events can be found at: MAC650 Art Gallery

This Saturday at 3pm there is a Family Dance at Vinnie's on Main Street in Middletown including accessible, energizing, and interactive dances for folks of all ages. There will be circle dances, snakes, trios, and more! *This is ideal for kids over age 5, but little ones are welcome to come try it anyway! http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com  

Acclaimed blues singer/songwriter Guy Davis performs at the Kate in Old Saybrook this Saturday. More online at www.katherinehepburntheater.org
This Sunday and occurring on the last Sunday each month at 10 am, Diane & Dave Downs perform their "Nouveau Croon" at Brew Bakers on Main St in Middletown.  The acoustic duet perform popular American music from the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and into the 21st Century.

Now here's what's going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:

Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, ends their run of a newly restored 35mm film print of the 1977 French Film: “The Devil, Probably”. Wednesday Cinestudio begins a run of:  Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy, the adaptation of the classic spy novel of Cold War deception and betrayal. Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of Pariah, the coming of age story of an African American lesbian girl in Brooklyn. www.cinestudio.org

Through Thursday this week, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of the new animated film Chico and Rita, about two talented musicians who venture from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas to unite in music and love.  Through Thursday, Real art Ways is also showing Bullhead, a drama set in the world of illegal bovine steroids and hormones and mafioso meat trade deals. Tomorrow (Tues) night Real Art Ways Science on Screen series presents Awakenings with Robert Deniro and Robin Williams with a Pre-film discussion with John Salamone, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at UConn. More online at www.realartways.org

As previously mentioned, this Wednesday The Buddhist Faith Fellowship is offering a screening of the film “Blessings” at 7 pm at the Buttonwood tree.  Blessings tells the story of 3000 nuns living in the remote nomadic region of Tibet, www.buttonwood.org

Friday The Connecticut Film Festival: presents "Confidence Game" at 7:30 pm at the Mark Twain house I Hartford. This is a documentary about the lead up to the Bear Stearns financial meltdown.  More online at www.marktwainhouse.org
The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through March 27th and presents: "Tango: A Story with Jews" is shown March 27 at Mandell JCC, with music and closing night tango party. (Handout / March 12, 2012)
The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through 27 at various locations in Hartford. You can find the schedule and learn more online at www.hjff.org.

Now, here's a rundown of tonight’s radio programming here on 88.1 FMWESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Finding Bliss: Words and Music with DJ Lauren "Bliss" Annelli. This is an interview, free-form talk show about people who are following their hearts and living authentically.

At 6PM Free Speech Radio News from Pacifica presents your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from this worker run collective.

at  6:30 J-Cherry Presents 'The Voice of the CITY' - for 90 minutes of live and local Connecticut arts and music at its best.
at 8pm, Michael Benson will sit in for Bill Revill as guest host of Acoustic Blender tonight presenting  an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, and other roots music.

at 930pm its Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat.  He’s got 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 tonight he’s got an extra hour to work with!

at Midnight tonight Radical Roots with Euphonious Ewe and Pitbull Revolution Presents 2 hrs of  lo-fi music with a message. Folk, blues, punk, alt-country, and rollicking protest numbers; a mix of handed-down traditional favorites and brand new world-folk numbers.

at 3am City Spotlight with DJ B and DJ features the musical talents of a different city each episode. Highlighting the unique contributions of each locale, and spanning genres from jazz to punk rock.

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 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/jive, and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

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