Monday, June 24, 2013

06-24-13 jive

Good evening, it's Monday, June 24th. This is the Jive at Five – our 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.

Tonight here in Middletown, you can catch the Weekly Monday night “Anything Goes” open mic event at the Buttonwood Tree hosted by J-Cherry.  Wednesday night bring a night of Karaoke for all ages.   

Friday night The Buttonwood Tree presents an evening of Jazz with the Sean Clapis Trio featuring Noah Baerman and Henry Lugo  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 Songwriter Sessions: featuring  Lara Herscovitch, Phil Henry & Gary Moon
Sunday, is a busy day The Buttonwood starting 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. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found at .

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New haven, you can catch Locust Honey; w/ The String Fingers Band.  Tomorrow, it’s The Murder Junkies;  Nasty Disaster, and Goat Herder  for a night of loud music. Wednesday café Nine presents:FOR THE SAKE OF THE SONG ROADSHOW: featuring Patrick Corman; Jenee Halstead; Susan Cattaneo, and Johnny Mainstream. Thursday night at Café Nine MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Night Beds, Jenny O. & John Parson (of Modern Merchant).  Friday night brings Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent to Café nine for a night of solid blues.  The weekly Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Nick DiMaria Quartet this week. Then, Saturday The Defibulators, Rusty Things, and  Proud Flesh take the stage for a night of roots music at The Nine. Sunday afternoon at 4pm DRINKDEEPLY Presents: Saxtet, an Eight-piece jazz ensemble under the direction of pianist/composer Darren Litzie & featuring sax great Andrew Beals.  Sunday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Cory Chisel and Brian Dolzaniat the Nine. for details.

Down in New Haven at Toad's Place, tonight brings the weekly sounds of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends to the Lily Pad Stage.  Wednesday it's the weekly Electronic Dance Music Night downstairs while The Del Lords take the Lily Pad Stage. Thursday the WHAT U COLOR BLIND? TOUR features: Freeway, Fred The Godson, Milliano, Drag-On  & more with  music Spun By: DJ KG & DJ Token.  Friday electronic artists VASKI performs at Toads  with MANTIS and additional performances over TWO stages by GNOSTIC, SCATZ, HIGHLIFE, BIG I.C., SPLITLIP and more. BLAKE SCHWARZENBACH (of Jawbreaker & Jets To Brazil) performs on Friday on the Toad’s LILLY’S PAD stage Friday night with Wolves At Bay and New Year's Revolution opening the show. Saturday night The White Panda and Yonas stop at Toads. for details. 

Tonight at Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, you can catch the Weekly Jazz Jam hosted by 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 Tim McDonald.  Friday Chicago native Blues man Kal David take the Sally’s stage. Saturday, it’s the blues stylings of Mike Law & the Playboys. for more.

The CT Poetry Society Middletown Chapter holds its meetings on the last Wednesday of every month. The meetings are open to the public and take place at: 6 p.m. in Meeting Room 3
at Middletown’s Russell Library on Broad St.

The Middletown Commission on the Arts monthly meeting  is Wednesday (June 26),  at 7 pm in the City Arts Office, 100 Riverview Center-Suite 140. The public is welcome to attend, public session is at the beginning of the meeting.

The Middletown Symphonic Band will be performing an outdoor concert on Wednesday, June 26, at Pierson Park in Cromwell beginning at 7 PM. The concert, which is part of the Cromwell Summer Concert Series, is open to the public and admission is free. The Middletown Symphonic Band will also be performing an outdoor concert on Thursday,  at the 7 Summit Street Gazebo in East Hampton beginning at 6 PM.

Artists for World Peace presents the 2nd Annual Dance for Peace at The Kate, in Old Saybrook, on Saturday, June 29,from 6:30 to 8pm. Showcasing a wide range of dance styles including contemporary, Haitian, Bollywood, and belly dance, Dance for Peace promises an uplifting and inspiring celebration of dance and community.

The acoustic duet, Rusted Keys, perform on the last Sunday morning of every month- beginning at 9:00 a.m.- at BrewBakers, on Main Street, Middletown,  (860-852-0034)

New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas concludes with an action packed agenda this week. Highlights include the acclaimed stage production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream A new collaboration from the team behind the Tony Award-winning Broadway & West End hit, WAR HORSE, a One Man Circus, Traditional Indian Dance,  and a free concert of Ethiopian Dance Music featuring Debo Band and Fendika Saturday on the New Haven Green. More online at

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through Thursday you can catch, The Source Family, about a secretive and outlandish commune in Los Angeles during the 1970’s.  Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is: Violeta Went to Heaven, a portrait of  the influential figure in world music and a complex icon of Chilean history. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of Hannah Arendt,  a  new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. for details.

Tonight and tomorrow, Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford presents Augustine, a film that examines the real-life story of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, a renowned 19th-century neurologist and a teacher of Freud, and Charcot’s patient Augustine, an illiterate 19-year-old kitchen maid. Tomorrow, Cinestudio kicks off a run of Becoming Traviata a thrilling witness to the efforts of opera director Jean-François Sivadier and exceptional coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay . 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 until 6pm.

Weekdays at 6 pm 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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