Tuesday, May 28, 2013

05-28-13 jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, May 28th, 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 Kate Rushin – Thanks for joining us!
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Here’s our community calendar:
Tonight at Cafe Nine in New haven, Broadcast Hearts and Sleeping Giant take the Café nine stage for a night of Alternative Rock from CT. Tomorrow (Wednesday), Jill Hartman and Denise Clarke share a bill. Thursday, ODDBALL EVENTS Presents: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen with The Hillbenders, and Five in the Chamber for some rocking roots music. Friday night brings the anticipated Duece Bug  MANTIS album release show to Café nine.  The weekly Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam will hosted by Mike Coppola, this week. Saturday night Nightbitch, Gasoline Therapy, Thrillhouse, and Feed the Pigs make for an all Heavy Metal lineup. DRINKDEEPLY Presents a Summer Surf Series with Ninth Wave and SPF-4 at 3pm Sunday afternoon. www.cafenine.com for details.

Tonight at Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an18 piece big band, takes the stage for their weekly session. Wednesday brings the long running weekly Blues jam, hosted by Tim Mcdonald this week.  Friday, The Mighty Soul Drivers bring the classic Soul sounds of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and points South to the Sally’s stage. Saturday, it’s the blues styling of the Roberto Morbioli Band. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.

Down in New Haven at Toad's Place, Wednesday it's the weekly Electronic Dance Mmusic Night. Thursday TEA LEAF GREEN and The Spring Standards Take the Toad’s Main stage.  Friday brings COSMIC DUST BUNNIES, The Manhattan Project, Full Spectrum, and Blessed & Gifted with ConnetiCON .DJing set breaks.  Saturday brings the annual Toad’s Place MEMORIAL DAY FUNKFEST FT. REARVIEW & SISTER FUNK, Mr. Council, Soul Circus, and  Funkinachea.  www.toadsplace.com for details. 

The Film Discussion Series at Russell Library led by film critic and former stage actor Richard Alleva, concludes this with a screening of Stage Beauty this Wednesday, at noon in the Hubbard Room.  The CT Poetry Society Middletown Chapter holds its meetings this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in The Russell Library’s Meeting Room 3. Thursday evening at 7pm, Author Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans' Writing Group in Meeting Room 2. More online at www.russelllibrary.org

The 15th annual Memorial Service in the cemetery of Connecticut Valley Hospital will take place on this Wednesday ( May 29), at 1 p.m., when clergy and laity from Middletown and other Connecticut communities will recognize and honor persons buried in numbered, anonymous graves, speaking publicly their names, dates of death, and ages at death. This year’s group of 100 numbered graves spans the period from May 1942 to January 1946. The Memorial Service will last approximately one hour. In case of very severe rain, the ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 30, at 1 p.m. The CVH Cemetery is located on Silvermine Road east of the main CVH campus. For more information, call John Hall at 860-398-3771.
Through June 12, The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers gather on Wednesday nights from 7-9:30p at Middletown’s First Church on Court Street with classes for beginners and experienced dancers alike. Partners are not necessary. For info call 860-347-0278

Hear What's In the Heart: A Shoemaker's Tale is written and performed by Middletown native Steven Scionti (Shon - tee), who journeys through the post funeral events of his grandfather Angello Morello, painting a theatrical family portrait in a series of humorous and poignant vignettes. The one man show is on stage Thursday evenings at 7:30 through June 20.  Information and tickets available by calling 860-347-6143 or visiting www.oddfellows.org.  

Here I Middletown at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street Friday night you can catch a singer songwriter Double Bill featuring Marci Geller and Kristen Graves. On Saturday mornings The Buttonwood offers a series of wellness activities from Chi kung and yoga to Self empowerment workshops. This Saturday  night the buttonwood tree presents another double bill, this time with Singer Songwriter, Frank Critelli and the banjo, trumpet, cello, violin, and upright bass wielding ensemble, Goodnight Blue Moon.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood each Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare it before hand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
This Sunday afternoon at 3pm at The Buttonwood, Canadian performance artist Jonathon Ellison will share his experiences of clowning to prevent Cholera, clowning for kids with HIV, clowning for the elderly, joining a theatre company in Sri Lanka to tackle heroin-use and young girls being sold into marriage, clowning in a Mumbai slum, and his most recent experience of being kidnapped and married off by a large group of African women.

Sunday night at 7pm, The Great Make Believe Society performs different kinds of improv comedy at The Buttonwood offering an opportunity to experience improvised scenes created right before your eyes, based on your suggestions! 

 During June there will be a new mixed media exhibit on display in the buttonwood gallery by Carole Dubiell.Her show Forest, Form and Fantasy features works on brown paper, copper, paint and more on canvas with a Reception TBA. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found at www.buttonwood.org .

On Sunday afternoon, here in Middletown, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Shaped Note Singers Meet at Wesleyan’s Downey House gallery on High Street. A Potluck follows the singing. Bring a dish to share. Contact Neely Bruce at
nbruce@wesleyan.edu  for further information or directions.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Through Thursday at Real Art Ways in Hartford this week, you can catch  “Molly's Theory of Relativity,” a sexy, funny, surreal, and devastating portrait of a beautiful twenty-eight-year-old astronomer who, having unexpectedly lost her job, is poised to make perhaps the first reckless decision of her life.

Also showing through Thursday is the film, “Gimme the Loot,” in which Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teenage graffiti writers from the Bronx, hatch a plan to get revenge on their rivals by tagging an iconic NYC landmark.  This weekend brings Room 237, a subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining plus a screening of the original Thriller, The Shining.
realartways.org for details.

Through Thursday Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, continues their run of  "Safety Last", the Harold Lloyd classic where he hangs perilously from a large skyscraper clock. This is the 90th anniversary of the silent film. Friday Cinestudio kicks off the 26 annual CT Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.  You can find show times at

We’ve already slipped into our new Summer program schedule, here at WESU. Here’s a rundown of tonight’s  line up.

Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for: An hour of folk and Americana roots music with Bill Revill.
Weekdays at 6 Free Speech Radio News From the Pacifica Network offers a daily dose of alternative international news and reporting.

At 6:30 Bill Revill is back in the air chair for another 90 minutes of roots music on Acoustic Blender.

At 8pm, J-Cherry presents Voice of the City, for a 60 minute spotlight of local arts and culture.  
At 9pm It’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who warns of a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingertips.

from 10:30- Midnight tune in for Stage Presence with J-Rock who invites you to: Put your hands together in applause for some of the greatest live musical performances ever captured on recording. From Led Zeppelin to John Coltrane, Bob Dylan to Victor Wooten, and YoYo Ma to Daft Punk, Stage Presence has a place for all live musical performances. no tickets required!

At Midnight it’s Amateur Hour with Omardaslayer and Tree Paths.

At 1am Our summer Late Night Concert Series Features 3 hrs of live recordings of concerts in their entirety, from a wide range of musical genres.  

The  BBC World News kicks on at 4am and Morning Edition from NPR kicks off our Broadcast day tomorrow at 5am. 

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 wesufm.org/jive.
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Now stay tuned for an hour of acoustic roots music with Bill Revill

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