Monday, July 9, 2012

July 9th Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, July 9th. 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.

Here in Middletown Tonight and every Monday at 8:30, Vinnies Jump and Jive presents a FREE swing and blues practicum. Friday night Vinnies presents their All Blues All Night Dance. Saturday night Vinnies hosts a Break Dance Cypher.   More online at

Mondays through Thursdays  from 10am-noon during July and August, Stacey Stroka leads The Buttonwood Tree’s Open Arts & Crafts program. Everyone is welcome!

Every Monday night at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, J-CHERRY hosts the ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC. Signups begin at7:30pm. Performances start at 8:00pm.

Thursday night, Cocomo Rock and Al Bower, Jr. host Writers Out Loud! Connecticut's premier literary prose open mic. Signups begin at 6:45 pm. Presentations start at 7:15 pm.

Friday night at The Buttonwood Tree there will be a performance of African Rhythms, Jazz and Tone Poems by InnerAttainment called "Music is the Healing Force of the Universe." Show starts at 8:00 pm.

Saturday night, The Buttonwood Tree welcomes classically trained pianist and vocalist Brianne Chasanoff as well as Bella Voce, a talented, young acapella group. Show begins at 8:00 pm.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to the meal and are also invited to help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.

Later at 4pm on Sunday, the monthly Poetry Potluck gathering offers an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike.
More information about all Buttonwood events at or 860.347.4957

Also here in Middletown Tomorrow at 10 minutes past noon in Wesleyan’s CFA Hall, DD Dorvillier of Human future Dance Corps” discuss the process and practices leading to the creation of this new work, Danza Permanente in a free lecture that is open to the public.  This Thursday, & Friday, Wesleyan's Center For the Arts Theater presents:  Brian Brooks Moving Company, with two of their intelligent and risky recent works: "Descent" , an exploration of the paradoxical tendency of bodies to exhibit both dependency and detachment and he New England premiere of "Big City". more online at

This Saturday also brings Indiefest to the Charter Oak Cutlural center in Hartford. This FREE all day music fest kicks off at noon and runs through midnight featuring Music from The Radical Dads, Ovlov, Farewood, and the Suicide Dolls, Kevin MF King, Brett the One Man Band, Rum Glass Serenade, Jared Knapik, plus more local and regional acts. There will also be opportunities to indulge in Music, Food, and a really, really free market. more online at

Sunday morning from 10:00 - 11:00 am there will be "THE CENTENNIAL AND LEGACY OF WOODY GUTHRIE, PRESENTED BY SINGER-SONGWRITER BILL COLLINS" at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden.  Mr. Collins will lead songs of Woody Guthrie, the musician who inspired thousands of musicians and activists to stand up, sing, and protest injustice during the years of the Great Depression through the 1960's.  for info contact: Harry Mangle, 203.980.4661

Connecticut Ballet returns to Middletown for its 2nd annual Summer Dance Caravan performance on Sunday AT 5:00 pm at Middlesex Community College, Chapman Hall. The performance is FREE and open TO THE PUBLIC and will feature four different ballets with styles ranging from classical to Broadway. Doors open at 4:30pm. For info, visit

The Middletown Symphonic Band Performs TONIGHT at 7pm at the Manchester Band Shell in Manchester, CT and Wednesday evening at  6:30 at the Essex Town Green in the Essex Summer Concert Series.

Also tonight in Hartford,The Charter Oak Cultural Center’s weekly event JAZZ MONDAYS at Black-eyed Sally's features Josh Bruneau.

On Tuesday nights in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch Mike Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18 piece jazz ensemble.  Every wed at 8:00 pm Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England!

Soulful tenor sax player Greg Piccolo returns to Blackeyed Sally's Friday night. American bluegrass singer Janiva Magness will be taking the stage at Sally's Saturday Night.

Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents,  a weekly Thursday night "Jazz on the River " series. For info and Reservations call  860-347-9999

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.

Tonight and Tomorrow, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, presents Dr. Strangelove or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, a 1964 black comedy that is both hilarious and frightening.
Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at

Tonight through Thursday evening Real Art Ways in Hartford will continue viewings of Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, a feature-length documentary of one of the most compelling artists of our time. The film will start at 7:00 pm.

This Friday through next Thursday Real Art Ways in Hartford will be showing I Wish, a Japanese film displaying the journey of two young brothers separated by divorce, as well as Keyhole, which is described as a 'surreal fusion of family melodrama, film noir, gangster movie, ghost story, and Homer's Odyssey.'
Tickets, times, and more at

Tis the season for farmers’ markets and here are a few in our area: The Durham Farmers' Market is open every Thursday on the Town Green on Main St, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., through September. The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. The Middletown North End Farmers Market is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday and is located at the corner of Liberty and Main Streets in Middletown.

That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access for updated information.

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of straight up Jazz on Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry during our weekday commercial free musical drive time programming.

At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.

6:30 it's 75% Folk With Michael Benson, Serving up heaping portions of folk and Americana,with side orders of blues, jazz, world music, soundtracks and more.

8:00 DJ Open I is in the house for a new summer program “Beats to the Rhyme” featuring contemporary conscious Hip Hop, instrumental tracks and some of the original sampled material.

At 9:30  Tom Gatzen delivers a 2 hr weekly does of loud and heavy music on Aaargh!!

From 11:30 - 12:30 Anvil Isle presents a musical monsoon of alternative rock, blues, dream, funk, hard rock, indie, punk, reggae, surf, and world music inviting you to bury your feet in the sand and hear the waves come crashing through your speakers.

From 12:30 - 3:00 Psychedelic Rick presents the late night Summer Concert Series featuring live concerts in their full glory. Tonight is Punk Rock Night with the Ramones on German TV in 1978, The Sex Pistol's last concert,The Winterland in San Francisco 1978 and The Clash recorded at Shea Stadium 1982.

From 3 - 4am Maximum Rock and Roll Radio features an hour of international loud rock and punk.

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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