Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday's Jive 3-22-12

Good evening, it's Thursday, March 22nd, 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 J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in.

Tonight here in Middletown, The Canoe Club at Harbor Park will feature the Calypso band, Caribbean Vibes, outside on the patio overlooking the CT River. Tomorrow night, The Canoe Club feature the Rock band - Hanging Hill. For more info call (860) 347-9999.

Titanium Bar and Lounge in Middletown is now hosting live entertainment 3 nights a week. Tonight, features live comedy and Friday is Jazz night. This week you can catch Ed Fast and Conga Bop performing Latin Jazz. more can be found online at

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, the BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES presents  The Doug Jones Group.  Friday, CafĂ© Nine presents The Duke Robillard Band w/ Paul Gabriel. Saturday night the Nines Weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by George Baker and Friends. Saturday night The Wagon takes the Cafe Nine stage. Sunday the SPECIAL EARLY FUNDRAISER: ROXY PERRY'S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM FOR HOLE IN THE WALL GANG CAM Presented by Concerts with Causes. Sunday night at 8PM  SPECIAL EARLY SHOW: Joe Krown Trio has The combination of the soulful vocals of Walter with the big sound of the Hammond B-3 (which Joe also plays all of the bass parts on) and the masterful drumming skills of Russell Batiste Jr. has developed it's own unique sound. For more information visit   

Down at Toad's Place in New Haven tonight it's Mimi Page. TAUK…plays IN LILLY’S PAD on Friday night.  More information can be found on their website,

Tonight 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. You can find this and more at

Tonight  at 7:00 Hartford, The  Emerson Theatre Collaborative presents "Harriet Tubman's Dream," a new one-woman show by CT playwright Lisa Giordano starring Camilla Ross. More  can be found online at

Here in Middletown, tonight AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, Friday night 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

Friday night in East Hampton at Higher Grounds Coffee House on 70 Main Street, it's their weekly open mic starting at 8pm all are welcome. Saturday night brings local musicans out for live music. Show starts at 8PM.

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:

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, 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. More can be found at

Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of the new animated film "Chico and Rita" through tonight this week. "Chico" is 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. On Friday Declaration of War opens This exuberant and deeply moving film follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their new born child is very ill. Gathering their friends and family together, they confront the ordeal together as a form of warfare. Donzelli infuses the story with unexpected verve using a host of cinematic techniques, music and heartbreaking performances that results in a film about a contemporary couple who surprises even themselves with their ability to fight not only for the life of their child, but for each other. More can be found online at

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

The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through March 27th and presents: "Tango: A Story with Jews", shown at Mandell JCC, with music and closing night tango party.

The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through 27 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.

Following the Jive at Five, Rob DeRosa  presents the second hour of his Spring Break 2 Hr Homegrown Special featuring the best crop of Connecticut-connected music!

at 6pm Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network is 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.

From 6:30-8pm its Total Praise with Minister Latrecia presenting a diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary Christian gospel music to uplift your spirit! Get your Praise on!

at 8pm it’s Evening Jazz with Bill Denert – Where hearing is the best experience.  Join Bill for an extended spring break show tonight featuring  broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

at 10:30 its Message From the East with DJ Matcha featuring The popular music and culture of East Asia, with social context, conversation, and commentary.

at 11:30pm we present a radio Documentary on the late Blues legend Robert Johnson.

After that DJ Otto Nation presents a free form mix of music until 3am, when it is time for Sunspot loops with Rick Reaction invites you to explore what’s new in the world and not get bogged down with hype.

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, and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them to

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