Thursday, June 27, 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 evening, it's Thursday June 27th. 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.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 archives to hear VOICE of the CITY, and other great shows recorded here on WESU! And Thank you for voting WESU Number One College Radio in the Hartford Advocate Readers Poll! Thanks for tuning in.  Thanks for tuning in.

Here in Middletown,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 beforehand 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 .

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Mattabesette Canoe Club

MCB on the CT River! 7:30pm

80 harbor drive
Middletown Ct 06457
(860) 347-9999

Please like our page on Facebook at

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, 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 The 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 Dolzani at The Nine. for details.

Down in New Haven at Toad's Place, tonight  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 plus 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.

Friday night in East Hampton at Highergrounds Coffeehouse on Main Street it's their weekly open mic. Show starts at 8PM, and Sturday nights are local music night with a live band. For more information follow highergrounds coffeehouse on FB.

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, . Saturday, it’s the blues stylings of Mike Law & the Playboys. for more.

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, performs 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 evening on the New Haven Green. More online at

'Tis the season for  farmers' markets and several in our area are in full swing. Here are some:
In Middletown, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. there's a market on the South Green, and another in Middletown's north end, on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; that's at 575 Main Street. Go to
In Durham, the farmers' market is on Thursdays, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on the town green on Rte. 17. Go to
In Cromwell, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., the farmers' market is at Covenant Village of Cromwell, 52 Missionary Road.
In Higganum Village, on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., the market is on the town green, at the intersection of Rtes. 81 & 154. Go to
In East Haddam, there's a farmers' market from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the town grange on Town Street.
Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going to

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through tonight you can catch, The Source Family, about a secretive and outlandish commune in Los Angeles in 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.

At Ci-ne-studio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford presents "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

               And now here’s a run-down of what's on the air tonight at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:

-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.

10pm - Midnight
Underdogs Edge with DJ1Fam
The Underdogs Edge will feature local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on radio.

Midnight 1:30am
The Block Party with DJ Storm
A nostalgic throwback with an eclectic mix of 80's-90's music from all genres, pop, hip hop, dancehall, reggae, punk rock or r&b. Come take a journey through this historic 20 year period and fall in love with music again.
1:30 – 2:30 am
Dub Revolution (Archives) with big bent
Presenting archive episodes of this popular WESU radio series, exploring the evolution of Dub Reggae and related music.

2:30 – 4am
The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation
An eclectic mix of music from the WESU library. The Graveyard Shift With DJ Otto Nation
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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