Tuesday, March 19, 2013

03-19-13 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday,  March 19th 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 joining us, I'm Marianne O’Hare.
Now let’s look at some of what’s happening throughout our community this week:

Down at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight you can catch Big Charlie's Rubber Band, featuring a three-part harmony accompanied by guitar, drums and piano. Wednesday brings a singer-songwriter showcase to Café Nine, with Sarah Lou Richards; Mike Clifford; Marjory Lee; and Joy Ilke. Thursday’s show is The Benders, “classic rockin’ blues with a whole lotta soul.” Friday’s happy hour with Byl Cote is followed by The Mountain Movers; w/ Landing; and Human Pontiac. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by George Baker. That’s followed by MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Mount Moriah; w/ Blessed Feathers; and Daphne Lee Martin.  Sunday afternoon brings the Bluegrass Jam, hosted by Stacy Phillips, to Café Nine. That’s followed by the Sunday After Supper Jam with the Café Nine All-Stars.  www.cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight brings the weekly performances by Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18 piece big band, to Sally’s stage. Wednesday Sally’ long running Blues Jam, hosted this week by Tommy Whalen this week. Thursday, A.J. Sansen, a singer-songwriter who divides her time between Connecticut and Nashville takes the  Black Eyed Sally’s Stage. Friday, the “Jamband” Jackleg Preachers takes the stage. Saturday at Sally’s, it’s Sarah & the Tall Boys, a nationally touring band that has shared bills with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert Mclinton, Steve Earle and Richard Thompson. More at www.blackeyedsallys.com

Wednesday at noon, at the Russell library here in Middletown, author and gardener Colleen Plimpton will come to the library to talk about how to get your garden started this spring. www.russelllibrary.org
Here in Middletown at the Buttonwood Tree on Wednesday, it’s the 2009 Buddhist film “The Visitor,” set in Connecticut and New York City and starring Richard Jenkins who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in this film.  On Friday evening, it’s Pat Braxton Jazz at the Buttonwood. Saturday, it’s Saturday Morning Qigong (Chi Kung) at 7:30 a.m., followed by community yoga for beginners and intermediates at 8:30. Saturday afternoon brings Susan Peak’s Stupendously Wonderful Music Show to the Buttonwood Tree; it’s an interactive extravaganza of silliness and song with audience members becoming part of the show as they dance, clap, play percussion and even bark along to the music – a cure for the winter blues. Saturday evening, it’s Matthew Terrell with music and poetry by performers “to be announced.” And on 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.

 At Toad’s Place in New Haven Wednesday night, DJ Figure takes the stage.  Thursday there Toad’s will featurea local punk rock showcase, with Fourth & Goal, Hookie, The Hulls, Portland, and Real Life Parody. The Grateful Dead cover band Shakedown, takes the Main stage at Toad’s Friday night with Dizzyfish and Nutopia opening the show. www.toadsplace.com.

On the Third Thursday of each month Creative minds come together at Real Art Ways in Hartford for the monthly Creative cocktail hour from 6 to 10 p.m Tonight’s event features DJs Connie C and Ian Urgo, and a visit from Hartford Prints!  www.realartways.org
This Friday evening and Saturday morning, Art Farm will host auditions for their 2013 Shakespeare in the Grove production of “Much Ado about Nothing.”  The auditions will be held in Founders Hall at Middlesex Community College. Auditioners must register for one of the two dates, dress to move, and plan to spend the entire two hours. Anyone wishing to audition as a singer should prepare a short song. Experienced men are particularly encouraged; there may be a limited number of Equity contracts available. Ages 18 and over only, please. Small stipend available for actors. For more information, email info@art-farm.org.

Now let’s check out cinema off the beaten track here in central Connecticut.
Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing “The House I Live in,” capturing heart-wrenching stories of individuals at all levels of America’s war on drugs. Friday begins a run of the film “Like Someone In Love,” in which a Tokyo student moonlighting as a call girl is dispatched to an elderly new client interested in more than having sex. Details about all events at www.realartways.org
Also in Hartford at Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema, tonight continues a special weeklong screening of Werner Herzog’s “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga.” In 2010, Herzog discovered hours of film by Russian director Dmitry Vasyukov, shot in an isolated Siberian taiga, documenting four seasons in a small community of Yet people and their faithful dogs.

Thursday and Sunday afternoon, National Theater Live presents “People,” a satire in which Frances de la Tour plays an aging aristocrat pining for the past ont he Cinestudio stage. Then Sunday night, it’s “56 Up.” In 1964, Michael Apted was a researcher for the acclaimed documentary “Seven Up!,” that filmed fourteen British kids from the working, middle, and upper classes. Each seven years, the now-director Apted returns with his camera to revisit the same group, and the resulting series is an intimate document of personality, class, and change. Details about all shows at www.cinestudio.org.
Now let's look at what's on tap here at WESU tonight.

Right after the Jive at 5, stay tuned for an hour of folk and roots music with Bill Revill, sitting in for Lily Meyers’ folks program, The Wayfaring Stranger.
Then at 6pm each weekday, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, offering an evening dose of alternative international news and reporting in the service of peace and social justice.

From 6:30-8pm At 6:30 Bill Revill is back in the air chair for his regular weekly show, Acoustic Blender, 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 an hour long documentary on David Bowie.

After that DJ Otto Nation offers an eclectic free form mix of music until The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM.
We start tomorrow’s program 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 "Sam Coins" 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

Now stay tuned for some good roots music with Bill Revill.

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