Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was 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, 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 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
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
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

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.

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!

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. 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

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

 Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight through Saturday  ZERO DARK THIRTY.   more information

And now let's take a look at what's on the air here at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown: 
Right after the Jive at Five:

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.


Free Speech Radio News

Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.


Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
Your Thursday night Gospel music connection! 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.

(1,3,5) The Middletown Weavers with DJ Ping and DJ Zing

(2,4) 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.

(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam
The Underdogs Edge will feature local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on radio.

(2,4) Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder
Songs Without Words offers an eclectic assortment of instrumental musics both new and old.
(1,3,5) UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel
Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation.

(2,4) The Art Of Improvisation with DJ Jack
I will be playing music 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.

(1,3,5) Rock Fatale with DJ Stella
Featuring the first ladies of rock, from The Marvelettes to Metric.

(2,4) Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow
A mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry, cavorting the ley lines of the human voice. Step outside the Dr. Luke degeneration into the magnificent streets of the city where the ravings of mad poets and mods dissipate into a smoky rain spilling down on an ocean of umbrellas. The promenade continues, submerging in all dimensions of lyric-centric pop: rock, soul, reggae, folk, R&B, punk, funk, post-punk, new-wave, jazz and wherever else the street winds, from the 1950s to the present. Pop music interspersed with spoken word tracks and poetry readings.

(1,3,5) Blues After Midnight with DJ Sick Nelden
Blues sounds great. But it sounds best on vinyl after midnight. Listen to DJ Sick Nelden as he takes you through the many stories and sub-cultures of the Blues.

(2,4) Road Trips with Nina G
Fill up your tank, grab your snacks and let's hit the road. Each week we will travel to a different destination passing the time with some entertaining stories and music to match. DJ Nina G's at the wheel for a trip full of tunes, tales and lots of fun. 

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

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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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

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