Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was recorded and produced by: 
J-Cherry... producer and host of, 'VOICE of the CITY'
 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local... This ain't no commercial radio!
Good afternoon, it's Thursday, November 15th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends.I'm J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY now airing in our new timeslot,  Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in. Here’s a look at some events going on in the area.
Tonight at 7, the “Performance Now” film series at Wesleyan’s Powell Family Cinema brings “Other Worlds – Daria Martin and Laurie Simmons,” a program that pairs films made by two artists who break down the boundaries between dance, visual art, and music.
Also tonight at 8PM, Friday and Saturday, at the CFA Theater, “The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy," about a man raised by wolves, will be screened.
Friday brings the Dither Electric Guitar Quartet to Crowell Concert Hall at 7:15. It's a presentation of the Wesleyan music department and the Center for the Arts.
Saturday at 2, there will be a lecture by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg in CFA Hall. Goldberg will discuss ideas in her upcoming book, “Performance Now.”
At 8 p.m. Saturday, the Wesleyan Orchestra Winter Concert, under the baton of music director Peter Hadley, brings a symphonic repertoire from the 19th and 20th centuries to Crowell Concert Hall. The concert is free.
Friday at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s Songwriter Sessions, showcasing four of New England’s female emerging artists playing all acoustic and in the round. The four are Lara Herscovitch, Joanne Lurgio, Lisa Martin and WESU’s own DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli
Sunday, and every Sunday, at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs serves vegetarian food. You’re invited to help prepare the meal at 11:30  a.m. at the First Church on Court Street.
Friday night at the Canoe Club here in Middletown it's painist and vocalist, Tre Davis. from 5;30 to 8;30 PM.
For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight brings JOE BUDDEN, with Locksmith and Tsu Surf.Friday, the award-winning Grateful Dead cover band Shakedown returns to Toad’s, with Forbin and Standard Practice.Saturday, it’s the “WOBBLE WOBBLE” BASSGIVING EDM PARTY, with Knowledge, Jay K., Mike Skillz, Deph, Joey Fedz, HighLife, Jiggawompz, and Delusional Society. Sunday brings MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS to Toad’s for "THE HEIST" WORLD TOUR, with Special Guest DEE-1 and Xperience. More at
At Café Nine in New Haven tonight, it’s Hunter Valentine; w/ Queen Caveat; and No Problem.Friday’s show is The Steel Wheels; w/ Winter White.Then Saturday at 4:30 it’s the  Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Tony Dioguardi and Friends, followed by the Sarah Borges Band at 9. Sunday at Café Nine, it’s The Joe Krown Trio.More can be found at
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight,  Roots Music Series brings the Beatles cover band Ticket to Ride to Sally’s.Then Friday, it’s Heather "Lil' Mama" Hardy.And Saturday, the Roberto Morbioli Band plays at Sally’s.More can be found at
Saturday night at Tools Bar and Grill on 136 Main Street it's the Hardware City Jazz Series, presenting the Colbys. The show starts at 9PM. for more information visit

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten path in Central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight is the opening reception for the exhibition “Diagram,” along with the Creative Cocktail Hour with Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.Friday through the middle of next week, it’s Photographic Memory, in which filmmaker Ross McElwee finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a defiant young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet. Saturday brings the New York-based BRIDGMAN - PACKER DANCE to the Wadsworth Atheneum. Then Sunday,THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY continues with PART 6: “The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream” (1970s); and “Fight the Power: Protest in Film.” More details can be found at
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College's movie theater, tonight and tomorrow brings Max et Les Ferailleurs.Then Sunday begins screenings of Barrymore with Christopher Plummer, and the film 17 Girls. Learn more at
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive at 5,Thursday, 5:05-6pm
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
Where hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

Bridging the Gap with Jesse Brent
Exploring how music has changed forms through the years, and the links that tie together seemingly disparate genres such as blues and rap, or funk and Krautrock.

Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze
An anti-genre, request-based melting pot. Each episode, we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter. A wild romp through the annals of WESU's music library, supported and guided by the interests of our listeners.

Bach Party with Canyon Girl
Bach Party will feature a unique theme each week showcasing work from a grand pool of classical composers and compositions. Tune in, remain composed, and keep it classy.

Hip-Hop Kitchen with Alex G
We play positivistic, afrocentric and jazz influenced hip-hop/rap that's mixed with food news, recipes, reviews, tips, tricks, fun facts. Basically good food to eat while you listen to good hip-hop.

Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder
Songs Without Words offers an eclectic assortment of instrumental musics both new and old.

UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel
The best covers take original tracks and transform them into their own creations. Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation. Sometimes they surpass the original, sometimes they miss the mark - it's your call.

Jack's Jazz and Jam with DJ Jack
I will be playing music that features that blends styles, genres, and interesting melodic and harmonic arrangements. I would focus specifically on jazz and jazz influenced music, rock n' roll, jam bands, bluegrass, funk, and any blending of the above genres.

Rock Fatale with DJ Stella
Featuring the first ladies of rock, from The Marvelettes to Metric.

Sunspot Loops
A sporadic exploration of what exists in music at the moment.

Corporate Radio Talk Show Live Superstar 9000 with \.com
The talk show that has the FCC raving! We never cease to disappoint.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5 a.m. 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 If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

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