Tuesday, March 12, 2013

03-12-13 jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday,  March 12 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. Thanks for tuning in, I'm Ben Michael-

 Here's a rundown of some of what's happening in the community this week.
Tonight at Wesleyan’s GreenStreet arts center Tony Donovan, Owner of Ivoryton Studio will be presenting a slide show and talk, “Amos Congdon, Woodsman - A Personification of Historic Lyme”  including a slide show. More onlinen at www.greenstreetartscenter.org  

Tonight here in Middletown at 7:00pm at The Russell Library in The Hubbard Room you can can catch "An Introduction to Kenpo Karate." Led by Debbie Shekosky, the Director of Cromwell Martial Arts, there will be both demonstration and instruction in Kenpo Karate. All ages are welcome.  Thursday at 6:30pm at The Russell Library in Meeting Room 2 is "We Were There" Veterans Writing Group. Thursday evening at 7pm The Library presents a viewing and discussion of the documentary The King of Kong: a Fistful of Quarters spotlighting the world of competitive video gamers.   Friday at 9:30am in the Hubbard Room is an Introduction to Image Editing with the free computer graphics program, GIMP where you can learn to crop, resize, color correct, add text and fix scratches and blemishes to yoru digital images.  Saturday at 11am in Meeting Room 3, The Russel Knitters invite you to bring your knitting projects and join an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. www.russelllibrary.org  

Tonight at 8pm  at Café Nine down in New Haven , it’s Anna Rose; w/ Becky Kessler & Floyd Kellogg with  Jason Jame, who have been described as a spitfire of rock and roll passion. Wednesday at 7pm at Café Nine, guitar-playing singer-songwriter Keith Harkins takes the stage.  Thursday night: ODDBALL ENTERTAINMENT Presents: Alt-country singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier; alongside Scott and Joanna.  Friday night at Cafe Nine it's JEFFREY THUNDER'S BIRTHDAY BASH featuring: The Vultures, Fatal Film, The Lost Riots and The Hempsteadys with DJ Live Mike spining between sets. Saturday, from 4:30 to 7:30 at Café nine, it’s Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ this week’s host, Tony Dioguardi and friends.  Later Saturday night Steve Broderick , best known for playing with Trans Siberian Orchestra for the past 10 years takes the stage. Sunday night at Cafe Nine, its the SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM open mic with host The Cafe Nine all Stars.  www.cafenine.com.
Also in New Haven, over at Toad’s Place, tonight at 7:30 its Adrenaline Mob with opening acts Nothing More, Vengeance, and Mile Marker Zero.  At 10 o clock on Wednseday it’s the weekly Electonic Dance Music Night in the lily pad stage while
DJ BUCK’S REGGAE BIRTHDAY SESSION W/KONSHENS, Morgan’s Heritage, and Black-Am and Angelique on the main stage.  Friday at 7pm at Toads The Cosmic Dust Bunnies take the main stage with Viral and Brass Tax opening.  Saturday night at Toads UPCROWN NEON & TRUE CREW PRESENT: DANK including Trap, Dubstep, Electro, House, and EDM.      For more information, go to www.toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Tuesday night’s you can catch Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band. Wednesday weekly Blues Jam at Sally’s is hosted by Gene Donaldson this week. Thursday at Black Eyed Sallys, starting at 6:30pm is the Hole In the Wall Fundraiser w/ Sundance Kidz.  Friday at 9pm The Lance Lopez Band w/Sal Iacobucci and Dreaming the Blues perform at Sally’s.  Saturday at 9pm Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood perform their  mix of Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Soul and funky Texas Blues.   www.blackeyedsallys.com for more info.

Here in Middletown at the Buttonwood Tree on Wednesday evening at 7:00, it’s  the "Evening Oasis",Belly Dancing Presentation. Thursday at 7:00 brings the "Writers Out Loud" open mic to the buttonwood stage featuring prose writers of every ilk come hosted by Cocomo Rock and Al Bower JR.  Sign up is at 6:45.  Friday at The Buttonwood Tree  Cotton Hollow Rising brings you songs of love, songs of war & peace, of hearth & home, and of the people from the American West to the Celtic Isles.  Saturday mornings starting at 7: 30 the Buttonwood offers, Qigong (Chi Kung), yoga, and self empowerment workshops.   This Saturday, at 2:00pm there’s Stop Smoking through Hypnosis workshop.  Saturday night Award-Winning Composer Joshua Kwassman brings his mini jazz orchestra to The buttonwood  to release Songs of the Brother Spirit for an evening of Contemporary Jazz.
Every Sunday  "Food Not Bombs" shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church at on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.

The Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park here in Middletown opens for the season this Friday March 15th, Featuring live music with Danny Quinn at 5:30 and on Sunday at 4pm The Canoe Club features fiddle  player Jeanne Freeman alongside accordion player Loretta Egan Murphy. At 7pm  there’s an Irish music session Ceol Go Maidin. http://mattabesettcanoeclub.com/

 Now, here’s a rundown cinema offerings off the beaten track here in central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through Thursday, you can catch the award winning Documentary Searching for Sugarman about the all but forgotten American musician Rodriguez who was un beknonst to him a superstar in South Africa. Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is: “Knife Fight,” an inside look at American politics with Rob Lowe playing a savvy strategist. Friday night you can catch "The House I Live In" a documentary examining the real effects of the War on Drugs.  Details about all events at www.realartways.com

Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight  ends their run of:  John Dies at the End" starring Paul Giamatti in a film that has been described as “Salvador Dali meets George Romero".    Wednesday Cinestudio shows The Scifi film Glactica. Thursday begins a run of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. more online at www.cinestudio.org.

Now let's look at what's on tap here at WESU tonight.

Right After the jive at fivem, stick around for a nice mix of folk, Americana and roots music with Bill Revill as he sits in for Lily Meyer’s regularly scheduled program, the Wayfaring Stranger.
Then at 6pm each weeknight Free Speech Radio News from the Pacifica Network offers a daily wrap up of international news in the service of peace and social justice. FSRN is in dire need of funding and is scheduled to go off air at the end of this week if they cannot raise enough money. You can learn more online at www.fsrn.org  
At 6:30 Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill is back in the air chair for his regular weeklyshow featuring another 90 minutes of Folk, Americana, and roots music.

At 8 pm Voice of The City with J Cherry presents an hour of live local arts and culture.

At  9pm  its Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat who’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.

after that Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl takes the air chair until midnight.

At Midnight stay tuned for a radio documentary on Bob Wills, The king of western swing!

DJ Otto nation is in the house playing an eclectic mix of music until 2:30 when DJ Cheshire Cat is back in action with Search and Recover for a weekly spotlight of the many versions of one song. 

The BBC World news provides some international perspective at 4am and tomorrrow’s program starts 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 www.wesufm.org/jive

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The sound bed for Today's Jive at Five features the sound "pipes" from the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. You can learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org

Stay tuned for an hour of folk music with Bill Revill.

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