Tuesday, August 27, 2013

8-27-13 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, August 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. Thanks for tuning in, I'm Kate Rushin.

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.

Here in Middletown, at The Buttonwood Tree, Wednesday brings a FREE night of  Karaoke for all ages at 7pm.  Friday night. at 8pm, The Buttonwood presents a rare opportunity to catch "From New Orleans to New England: Avery Sharpe & Charles Neville Duo" featuring the legendary sax man, Charles Neville best known for his role as one of The Neville Brothers. Saturday evening, at 8pm, drummer and percussionist YORON ISRAEL brings his jazz quartet, “High Standards” (featuring Lance Bryant, saxophone, Laszio Gardony, piano and Henry Lugo, bass) to The Buttonwood Tree to perform selections from their recent CD, “VISIONS, The Music of Stevie Wonder” . On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood. Sunday night brings The Great Make Believe Society’s  Improv Comedy Show. www.buttonwood.org for more info. 

Also in Middletown, The Mattabesset Canoe Club at Harbor Park, offers a Tuesday,   Acoustic Solo Music Night. Wednesday brings the weekly Irish Session. Thursday the Canoe Club presents a weekly Jazz Series. Then Friday, you can catch some live blues.  www.mattabessetcanoeclub.com for details.

Down in New Haven tonight  at Café Nine, the DrinkDeeply Saloon SIngers Showcase features: Tall Tall Trees, Canvas, and  Kev King. Wednesday, at Café Nine you can catch Selfish Giant and Dr.Caterwauls Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps.  Thursday night DrinkDeeply presents a night of loud rock featuring:  Sperm Donor, Murdervan, and Beasty.   Then on Friday, Ego Free Productions presents The George Baker Band and The Convertibles for a night of Rhythm and Blues. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Billy Cofrances and Friends. Saturday night The Kevin St. James Band takes the Café Nine Stage. The Sunday-After-Supper-Jam features Travis Moody's last jam. www.cafenine.com for details.

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, tonight at 8 it’s the weekly session with Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band. Wednesday’s Blues Jam at Sally's will be hosted by Tim Mcdonald. Friday, Frank Bang & the Secret Stash take the Sally’s stage. Saturday  brings an evening with The Shiny Lapel Trio. www.blackeyedsally’s.com for details.

Here in Middletown tonight, The Middletown Commission on the Arts Tuesday night weekly Summer Sounds concert series features the vintage sounds of ragtime and old-time popular tunes by Elite Syncopation.  The concerts are on The City's South Green (Union Park) just off Main st. and are free and open to the public. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. rain location is across the street at South Congregational Church.details online at www.artstogo.org

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 The Russell Library on Broad St. in Middletown. Thursday, Author Elisabeth Petry will continue to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 in Meeting Room 2  in. www.russelllibrary.org

Wednesday night, Manic Productions Presents New Jersey-based indie rock duo Brick + Mortar and  Coax Rhino for a free show at Bar in New Haven. Saturday night Manic Productions presents Art Popsters, "Hop Along" and post punksters, "The Sidekicks" at the Space in Hamden with "Two Humans" and "Poverty Hollow" opening the show.  http://www.manicproductions.org

Acoustic Guitarist & Crooner, Dave Downs Makes His Monthly Stop at Brew Bakers on Main St in Middletown. He’ll be performing popular American songs from the 30's, 40's, 50's & beyond on Sunday, September 1st, at 10:00 a.m. 860-852-0034 for info.

The Shaped Note Singers gather at the home of Neely Bruce on Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m. All are welcome! Remember to bring a dish to share; a potluck follows the singing. Contact nbruce@wesleyan.edu for further information or directions.

Down in New Haven on Sunday, Toad’s Place presents their Annual LABOR DAY FUNKFEST, This year’s bill features:  Relative Souls, Greg Sherrod, Mr. Council, Funkinachea, T.W.O. ft. Doc P, The Dave Kardas Band, and 6 Train Soldier.  www.toadsplace.com

Several farmers' markets in our area are in full swing. In Middletown, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. there's a market on the South Green. There’s another on Fridays in Middletown's North End in the It's Only Natural Market parking lot on Main St., near the intersection of Liberty St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.northendfarmersmarket.org

In Durham, the farmers' market is on Thursdays, on the town green. In Cromwell, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., the farmers' market is at Covenant Village.  In Higganum,there’s a market on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m on the town green. 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 www.ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets.htm .

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

Through Thursday,  Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of the documentary, Free the Mind, in which Richard Davidson examines the nature of consciousness to offer new hope for soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Real Art Ways is also showing the drama “The Hunt” starring Mads Mikkelsen,through Thursday. This weekend Real Art Ways begins a run of "Ain’t in it for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm". Directed by Jacob Hatley, this intimate documentary finds the late, four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his 2007 acclaimed comeback album, Dirt Farmer. www.realartways.com for details.

Tonight, at  Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, it's the final night of the 35mm restoration of the 1960 Italian film noir classic, L’Avventura. Wednesday Cinestudio begins a run of "Far From Heaven", starring Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore, Dennis Haysbert, Viola Davis, and Patricia Clarkson. This film explores infidelity, sexuality, and racial tensions in 1950’s Connecticut.   www.cinestudio.org for for information

Now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

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, tonight, J-Cherry presents Voice of the City, a 60-minute spotlight on local arts and culture.

At 9pm, It's Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat. He's got a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingertips.

At 10:30, tune in to "Unfocused Folk" with Chip Austen, a mix of Americana: folk, alt-Country, roots-Rock and a taste of the "East Nashville" sound.

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.

At 4 am, The BBC brings news from around the world, followed by Morning Edition from National Public Radio at 5 am.

And 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.   Thanks for listening!     Now stay tuned for Bill Revill.

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