Monday, June 10, 2013

06-10-13 jive

Good evening, it's Monday, June 10th, 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 Tim Blanchard.
Thanks to all of the WESU supporters who contributed to our Spring Pledge Drive. With their help we are able to keep our unique brand of community radio going strong. Here’s our community calendar for this week.
Tonight here in Middletown, Reader’s Theater Performs “Agnes of God”  at Russell Library by John Pielmeier at 7pm in the Hubbard Room at The Russell Library. The Russell Knitters will meet on Saturday, June 15, 11:00am-1pm in Meeting Room 3. Mustard’s Retreat, the classic folk duo with David Tamulevich and Michael Hough, will perform on Saturday, June 15 at 2pm in the Hubbard Room. More online at
Also happening tonight here in Middletown,  you can catch the Weekly Monday night “Anything Goes” open mic night at the Buttonwood hosted by J-Cherry.  Wednesday night Evening Oasis presents  belly dancers with  traditional dress and music.  Writers Out Loud Every second Thursdays, Talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud! Writers Out Loud!,  a literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr.
Friday night The Buttonwood Tree presents a singer songwriter Double Bill featuring An Evening with Joy Ike & Hannah Christianson. Joy Ike has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, and Regina Spektor.   On Saturday mornings The Buttonwood offers a series of wellness activities from Qigong (sounds like > Chi gung) and yoga to Self empowerment workshops. Saturday  night the buttonwood tree presents  George Cole and his band for an Evening of  Gypsy Jazz & Uptown Swing.
Sunday, is a busy day the  Buttonwood.  With a worship service at 10am. Then 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 them before hand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Sunday afternoon at 1pm brings Rumpus, a platform for others to explore their own music. At 4pm The monthly Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike. Sunday night at you are invited to Celebrate James Joyce by sharing his works with others.  Music TBA. Irish breads provided by O’Rourke’s Diner. The event is hosted by hosted by Abby Reynolds. Costumes are optional. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found at .

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New haven, at CAFE NINE Presents a night of punk tinged surf and rockabilly with The Big Fat Combo and Los Straight jackets.  Tomorrow, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Christopher Paul Stelling;  The Proud Flesh and  Jason Prince. Wednesday, the ODDBALL EVENTS Roots Music Series presents a bill featuring The Chris Massey Band and Seth Adam. Thursday night at Café Nine there’s a BURLESQUE-A-PADES BEACH PARTY.  Friday night brings The Joiner Inners, Fiesta Brava, and Back From Earth to Café nine.  The weekly Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Then, Saturday night Elison Jackson, Ports of Spain, and Head with Wings  take the stage. Sunday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Ivan & Alyosha; w Neulore  at the Nine. for details.
Down in New Haven at Toad's Place, tonight brings the weekly sounds of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. Wednesday it's the weekly Electronic Dance Music Night. Thursday VADO & TROY AVE Take the Toad’s Main stage.  Friday SHAKEDOWN returns to Toad’s to play music of the Grateful DEAD & BEYOND with Off The Dome and The Big Takeover opening.  Saturday night LESS THAN JAKE Hostage Calm, Pentimento, and Wolves at Bay play the Toad’s main stage while Afton presents 8 bands on upstairs on the Lily pad Stage. for details. 

Tonight at Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, you can catch the Weekly Jazz Jam hosted but the Hartford Jazz Society.  Tuesday nights the Sally’s stage is home to Michael Palin’s other orchestra, an 18 piece big band. Wednesdays bring the long running weekly Blues jam, hosted this week by Willie J. Laws.  Friday Atlanta Singer Songwriter Chris Massey and his Band take the Sally’s stage. Saturday, it’s the blues stylings Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood. for more.

Through June 12, The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers gather every Wednesday from 7-9:30p at Middletown’s First Church on Court Street, offering  Classes for beginners/experienced dancers. Partners are not necessary. For info call 860-347-0278

Hear What's In The Heart - A Shoemaker's Tale, is set against the backdrop of a post-funeral gathering to celebrate the life of Scionti's grandfather, Angelo Morello (who owned Angleo's Shoe Repair on Main Street in Middletown) is Playing Thursday nights through June 20, at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. 860-347-6143

The acoustic duet, Rusted Keys,  play this Sunday morning  beginning at 10:00 a.m.- at Higher Grounds, 70 Main Street, East Hampton, , (860-467-6643).

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, this week you can catch  Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay, the world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor
who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. for details.

Today and tomorrow Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, is closed for maintenance. Wednesday Cinestudio reopens with The new Italian Film, Reality which runs through next Tuesday.  Thursday and Sunday, National Theatre Live’s newest production staring Helen Mirren reprising her role of Queen Elizabeth II  in a new play by Peter Morgan broadcast from London’s Gielgud Theatre at Cinestudio. HBO and Cox you to a special screening of the first episode of Season 6 of True Blood on the big screen at Cinestudio on Friday, June 14 at 7 pm.   You can find show times and info at
Here’s tonight’s rundown of programming here on WESU Middletown
Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for a well-rounded jazz show on Charles Henry’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry until 6pm.

Weekdays at 6 Free Speech Radio News From the Pacifica Network offers a daily dose of alternative international news and reporting.

At 6:30 on Monday evenings this summer, 75 % Folk with Michael Benson offers a  serving of contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews. Bring a big plate.

At 8pm Anvil Isle with Nate presents a musical monsoon of alternative, blues, dream, funk, hard rock, indie, punk, reggae, surf and world music. 

From 9:30-11:30 Aargh! Is back for 2 hrs of cosmic doom psychedelia avant garde noise.

then at 11:30 it’s the Explorers' Hour, with Pickup Sticks, for a synthesis of science, spoken word and a lot of popular music.

From 1-2am Distilled Discography with Cheshire Cat distills the discography of an artist to an essential 60 minute career retrospective, sampling at least something from every cataloged release.
After that Roots World Radio brings you a wide range of music from around the globe.  
At 4am the BBC word news service begins. 
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 .

Thanks for listening! STAY TUNED FOR AN HOUR OF great Jazz with Charles Henry

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