Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday March 15th, 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.

Now through Sunday, the Middletown Board of Education presents the annual Middletown public schools art exhibition, in Wesleyan’s  Zilkha Gallery. This show features hundreds of pieces of art created by Middletown youth grades K-12. Admission is Free and open to the public. on. For more information and gallery hours, please visit online

Titanium Lounge on Main Street in Middletown is kicking off a new series of weekly live music events. Tonight  features live comedy and Friday nights are for live Jazz.  The Jazz series launches this Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. with renown trombonist Steve Davis and his quintet featuring, alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Joe Farnsworth. The quintet is followed by "Late Night Jazz Jam" featuring guitarist Andrew Renfroe and bassist Alex Tremblay from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. for Information call: 860-788-2419.
Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, The Field Recordings play Noise pop and experimental stoner rock. Friday, Leila Crockett and Lipgloss Crisis make for a night of Burlesque at Cafe Nine. Saturday’s,  afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by host Tony Dioguardi  this week.  Saturday night brings "A",  the annual ST. PATRICK'S DAY MASSACRE at CafĂ© Nine, featuring some New York City Punk Rock heavyweight legends MANITOBA, with Dead City and JACQUES LE COQUE.  Sunday Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School returns to Cafe Nine! First pose at 4 p.m. Check out more at
Tonight at real arts ways in hartford, is the third of the month and Brings Real Art Ways monthly Creative Cocktail hr offering a view of the current Gallery shows and a glimpse at this year’s upcoming Annual Odd Ball fundraiser.

At The Buttonwood Tree Friday night at 8, Songwriters Anitra Brooks and Eric Kuhn perform "Two of us", doing some songs by him, some by her, some by both, and some by others. Saturday, at 8 there’s an Irish FUNraiser at the buttonwood, with Irish storytelling, Celtic tunes and baked treats from O’Rourke’s Diner.  On Sundays, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.  At 4pm this Sunday,  you can catch the Monthly Poetry Potluck, an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. Later Sunday Evening, at 7, It's a release party for Gale B Garduner's new album ”‘Welcome Home’, a ‘journey thru genres’. Gale will be joined by special guests playing hammer dulcimer, mandolin, and penny whistle, with spoken word over piano.  More information about all of these events can be found at 

At Black Eyed Sally's in Hartford  Friday night at 9, AJ Jansen plays rockin' country, and on Saturday at 9, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood take the stage for more blues. Check out more at  for details.

The acclaimed Matthew Shipp Trio performs avant-garde jazz Saturday at 8 at Real Art Ways. Check out for details.

Friday Night The Small Town Concert Series presents their 3rd annual Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry featuring the songs of the Carter Family years. at The Kate on Main St in Old Saybrook at 8pm.  for info visit 

Saturday,night Michael Cleary Band plays Donahue's Madison Beach Grille
9:30pm 1320 Boston Post Road Madison Ct 06443 203-318-8362 Price: free

This Saturday here in Middletown from 11-1 at The Green Street Arts Center, The Community Music initiative offers KIDBOP - the Kids Incredibly Daring Bird Orchestra Project with special guest Michael Pestel. Followed by a potluck lunch. The event is FREE and open to all ages and music skill levels. For more information call NEAT at 860 346 4845 or visit

This Saturday Art Farm presents A Hands-On workshop in Starting your Vegetable Garden from Seeds Led by Eleanor Poole and Sioux Wimler from 2 – 5 pm at 218 Jackson Hill Road, in Middlelfield. For details visit

Now here’s a look at what’s happening in the world of alternative cinema in Central CT this week.

Showing on Real Art Way's Silver Screen through Friday is Chico and Rita, an animated feature about how music and romantic desire unite a talented pianist and a beautiful singer.  Friday Real Art Ways kicks off a run of Bullhead a drama set in the world of illegal bovine steroids and hormones and mafioso meat trade deals. Sunday Real Art Ways’ Crime on Screen series presents Silence of the Lambs at 2 PM followed by a Post-film discussion with Mitchell Glidden. Tickets, show times and more at

Tonight through Saturday, Cinestudio, Trinity College's movie theater in Hartford starts their run of "The Descendants", in which George Clooney plays the wealthy scion of a Hawaiian royal family who discovers, after his wife is injured in a boating accident, that he knows little to nothing about his 10- and 17-year-old daughters, and clumsily tries to reconnect with them.

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming hereon 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.
Following the Jive at Five ,  Rob DeRosa  presents the best crop of Connecticut-connected music on HomeGrown.

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 a special 3 hr Spring Break of Evening Jazz with Bill Denert – Where hearing is the best experience.  Join Bill for a broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

At 10:30 DJ Matcha fills in for the Alphabet Soup crew.
at 11:30pm all aboard for Flight 881 with Captain Q – which is not your Grandma's World Music Show! Strap in your seatbelts, put out that cigarette, and open up that small packet of honey roasted peanuts! Each week Flight 881 is going to a new country to check out what music scenes are happening with a focus on contemporary world music, including Bhagra from India, Afro-Beat, and Brazillian funk.
At 1am WESU presents a radio documentary on the later great king of Reggae BobMarley.

at 3am, 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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