Friday, March 22, 2013

03-22-13 jive

Good evening, it's,  Friday March 22nd. 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 Thanks for tuning in. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening throughout our community this weekend:

Here in Middletown at the Buttonwood Tree tonight it’s you can catch female jazz vocalist Pat Braxton's Jazz . Beginning at 7:30 on Saturday mornings The buttonwood offers Qigong (Chi Kung) followed by community yoga for beginners and intermediates at 8:30 followed by empowerment woorkshops. Saturday afternoon brings Susan Peak’s Stupendously Wonderful Music Show to the Buttonwood Tree; it’s an interactive extravaganza of silliness and song where audience members are encouraged to become part of the show. Saturday evening, it’s Matthew Terrell hosting an evening of music and poetry. On Sundays, 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

Tonight in Hartford:  the “Jamband” Jackleg Preachers takes the at Black Eyed Sally’s. 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 can be found at

Down in New Haven tonight Cafe' Nine presents The Mountain Movers, w/ Landing, and Human Pontiac. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam at Café nine will be hosted by George Baker this week. 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.  More can be found at

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, the Grateful Dead cover band Shakedown, takes the Main stage on Friday night with Dizzyfish and Nutopia opening the show. You can access this and more at

This tonight tomorrow morning, Art Farm hosts 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. A small stipend is available for actors. For more information, email

Saturday night at 7pm, Real Art Ways in Hartford presents the musical performance Improvisations: Featuring: CHarles Downson Drums and Pascal Niggenkemper playing CONTRABass VIOLIN

now here’s rundown of cinema off the beaten track here in central Connecticut.

Real Art Ways in Hartford is currently showing “The House I Live in,” capturing heart-wrenching stories of individuals at all levels of America’s war on drugs. Tonight Real Art Ways begins a run of “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 can be found at

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.
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 can be found at

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

Right after the jive at Five, stick around for Wild Wild live with MCapper, featuring a live concert and interview with Rootin tootin rockers Kyle McNeil and the Stumble.

At 6 pm each week day Free Speech Radio News from the Pacifica Network offers a daily dose of alternative international news and reporting in the service of peace and social justice.

At 6:30, vibe to the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

at Midnight, take in the sounds of Rumba en el Patio with Michael
for 2 hrs of Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear, and an adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At Midnight we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave 
until 3am - Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences where acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 2, the Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

At 3am Maximum Rock & Roll Radio switches gears for a weekly radio show featuring the best international DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from around the world.

Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller takes over at 4 foe a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

at 6:00 every Saturday tune in to the Celtic Café
with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher who present traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

At 7am on Saturdays Caffé Italia with Francesco Fiumara, offers a weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

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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

Stay tuned for a peek into Wesleyan’s exciting live music scene on Wild Wild Live with MC Apper

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