Friday, March 23, 2012

3-23-12 jive

Good evening, it's Friday, March 23rd 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..

Titanium Bar and Lounge in Middletown is now hosting live entertainment 3 nights a week. Tonight, Titanium you can catch Ed Fast and Conga Bop performing Latin Jazz in Titanium’s new Friday night Jazz series. More online at
Here in Middletown, AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, Tonight the Buttonwood hosts an Americana Double Bill: with North Carolina’s Humble Tripe and Southern 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 this Sunday evening, 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 can be found online at

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven
, you can catch The Duke Robillard Band w/ Paul Gabriel. Saturday afternoon, The Nine’s Weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by George Baker and Friends. Saturday night The Wagon takes the Cafe Nine stage.
Down at Toad's Place in New Haven tonight TAUK…plays on the LILLY PAD stage. More information can be found on their website,

Tonight, Broken Glow takes the stage at Sully’s Pub in Hartford. Saturday night Pickpocket, The Hempsteadys, and Hooks & Sinkers make for a night of Punk Rock at Sully’s. You can find this and more at

Tonight and tomorrow at 8pm, Real Art Ways in Hartford presents  Alix Lambert’s ”Crime, USA: Hartford”. A staged reading of a unique theatrical piece currently in development. Lambert uses verbatim interviews.
Tonight only The Palkace Theater in Waterbury presents “The official Blues Brothers review” Starring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as “Jake & Elwood” in a live concert show that combines the comedy and hit songs from the original 1980 hit film, as well as the five popular albums put out by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. More online at
This Saturday at 11am until March 31, The Mac 650 Gallery in Middletown opens their gallery show, THE ART OF SPEED Part II. This is a Hot Rod and Custom car Culture Art show featuring over 80 works from more than 40 artists from around the globe.  There will be a closing Reception on 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 Jump and Jive 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 the age of 5, but little ones are welcome to come try it too! More can be found at 

Acclaimed blues singer/songwriter Guy Davis performs at the Kate in Old Saybrook this Saturday. You can access for more information pertaining to this event.

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:

Friday at 7:30, The Connecticut Film Festival: presents "Confidence Game" at the Mark Twain house in Hartford. This is a documentary about what lead up to the Bear Stearns financial meltdown.  More can be found online at

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, is now showing "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. More can be found at

Tonight, Real Art Ways in Hartford begins a run of the new French film, Declaration of war, a
n  upbeat autobiographical drama about a young boy with brain cancer and the parents who pull together to fight for him. This weekend Real Art Ways is also showing All In: The Poker Movie, telling the story of poker and exploring why one of our nation’s oldest games has had a renaissance in the past few years. info and schedules can be found online at

The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through March 27th at various locations in Hartford. You can find the schedule and learn more online at

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
The Brittle Diameter w/Josh Sharp - 
presenting A varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic.  
From 6:00 to 6:30pm it’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 until 7pm, listen in to The Middletown Youth Radio Project - A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

From 7pm to 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, featuring local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Spotlighting Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until 11:30pm, 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 11:30pm until 1am Saturday it’s N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk- Serious turntablism - Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

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 Bassment Beats keep the late night hip hop heads bobbing.

Then, we switch it up to bring you Sing Out! from 4 to 5am, presenting recorded live folk and americana musical performances.

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 CafĂ© - 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, 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 (the five is the number five), and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them to

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