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|J-Cherry... producer and host of, 'VOICE of the CITY'|
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Good afternoon, it's Thursday, April 18th, 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, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. WESU is now recording our live stream! Visit wesu.streamrewind.com to hear VOICE of the CITY, and other great shows recorded here on WESU! Thanks for tuning in.
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in the community this week:
Tonight at the Russell Library in Middletown, author Elisabeth Petry will continue to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 6:30 pm on Thursday night in Meeting Room 2.
Craig Elkin, a retired sergeant from the Middletown Police Department, will discuss his recently published book A Cop’s Tale: Amusing Short Stories Written at the Expense of Others on Thursday, at 7pm in the Hubbard Room. The Russell Knitters will meet on Saturday from 11:00am-1pm in Meeting Room 3. You are invited to Bring your knitting projects and share ideas and expertise. No registration is required. Amphion String Quartet, one of the most respected classical music ensembles in the country, will perform on Saturday, April 20 at 2pm in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library. More online atwww.russelllibrary.org
Tonight night at 8pm, THE MIDDLETOWN HOUSE CONCERT SERIES presents: Cillian Vallely and Ryan McGiver performing traditional Irish and American folk music at 145 Margarite Rd. Ext. For reservations and directions, please call Jody Cormack 860-983-7963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here in Middleton at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center on Main ST, Friday night The The Acoustic Folk Trio, Another Road at 8pm. Saturday mornings starting at 7:30 The Buttonwood offers Chi-gung, Tai Chi, Yoga and personal empowerment workshops. Saturday night at the Buttonwood tree you can catch the CT-based sibling duo, The Light Hearts, for an evocative spin on folk music. More online at www.buttonwood.org
Tonight at Toads Place in New Haven DOPAPOD headlines a show with opener DrFameus (who is Allen of The Disco Biscuits). Also onThursday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS presents ICEAGE…IN LILLY’S PAD alongside White Lung, Fins and Blessed State. Saturday BIKERS AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY, INC presents WOOFSTOCK III featuring Slowpoke, Far From Here, SmackSeven, The Travis Moody Band, and Bounty Hunter and will be collecting Donations of pet food (canned & dry), blankets, towels, cleaning supplies, & other items to keep animals safe & healthy. Sunday at Toad’s Gorilla Music presents the New Haven Battle of the Bands. www.toadsplace.com
Tonight at Café Nine in New Haven, tonights Jonathan Edwards and Frank Critelli has been cancelled. instead, Frank performs solo at cafe nine with The Lonesome Sparrows and The Furors . Friday night The Rationales; The Shellye Valauskas Experience; and the The Streamstake the stage. Café nine’s weekly SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Acid Mothers Temple; w/ Tjutjuna; and Snake Oil for a night of serious freak out music! www.cafenine.com
This Week at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts: Senior Thesis gallery shows, music recitals, and stage productions abound. You can find out more at the CFA website. Wesleyan.edu/cfa. Additionally, Thursday, evening at 8:00 PM The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra performs in Crowell Concert Hall. Friday, evening at 7:15 PM there will be a Pre--concert talk with: Hugh Masekela before his sold outperformance at 8pm. Saturday, morning at 11:00 AM you can catch another talk: The Role of Artist as Activist: A Conversation with Hugh Masekela in Crowell Concert Hall. Saturday at 1:00 PM brings The Big Draw: Middletown to the Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center. Saturday, evening at 08:00 PM TheWesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Mixashawn's Ghostly Trio perform in Crowell Concert Hall. More online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Now here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through Friday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of "On The Road", based on the Kerouac novel of the same name. If you want to know more, you can go to realartways.org
Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight through Saturday ZERO DARK THIRTY. more information atcinestudio.org.
And now let's take a look at what's on the air here at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:
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