Thursday, August 29, 2013

8-29-13 jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, August 29th.  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 Ben Michael, Thanks for tuning in!  Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.

Here in Middletown on Thursday nights, The Mattabesset Canoe Club at Harbor Park, presents a weekly live Jazz Series. Tomorrow/Friday, you can catch some live blues. for details. Down in New Haven tonight at Café nine, 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. for details.
Tonight, Author Elisabeth Petry will continue to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 in Meeting Room 2 at the Russell Library in Middletown.

Tomorrow/Friday night. at 8pm, The Buttonwood in Middletown 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. for more info.  

As students head back to school and the tree leaves start to turn, we head into Agricultural Fair season in CT. This weekend you can head over the river and through the woods to catch the 102nd Haddam Neck Fair. The Haddam Neck Fair opens Friday afternoon at 4pm and continues for 4 days throughout the entire labor day weekend closing Monday at 4pm. evening. This fair features live music, concessions, a petting zoo, a food court, agricultural exhibits, a traveling circus, children's contests, and the ever-popular draft animal-, truck-, and tractor pulls! Friday night's entertainment kicks off with local bands Rock Landing and Gate keepers. Saturday's entertainment features kicks off at 2pm with the Monthei Brothers Band. Poor Old Shine takes the stage at 7pm. Sunday's bill includes   Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters , Hot Day At The Zoo, and Shakedown! details online at .

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford tomorrow/Friday, Frank Bang & the Secret Stash take the Sally’s stage. Saturday brings an evening with The Shiny Lapel Trio. www.blackeyedsally’ for details.

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.

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 this Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m. All are welcome! Remember to bring a dish to share; a potluck follows the singing. Contact for further information or directions.

Down in New Haven on Sunday evening, 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.

Several farmers' markets in our area are still in full swing. In Middletown, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Halloween, there's a longstanding farmer’s market on the South Green. Through October 25th, on Fridays in Middletown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The North End Farmers Market happens in the parking lot of It's Only Natural Market on Main St., near the intersection of Liberty St. from

In Durham, the farmers' market is on Thursdays, on the town green through September 12. In Cromwell, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., the farmers' market is at Covenant Village through September 26 with live entertainment weekly from 4-5pm.  Through October 25th, 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 through October 2nd. 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:

Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended 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.

Tonight Real Art Ways also ends their run of the drama, “The Hunt” starring Mads Mikkelsen,.

Tomorrow/Friday, 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. for details.

Through Saturday, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford is showing  The Way Back a summer family drama starring Steve Carrell that has been described as "Sharp, and tender, and extremely funny.” Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of Frances Ha, a funny tribute the broke yet filled with hope 20 something’s in NYC. for information

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

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa for 55 minutes of CT connected music.  

At 6pm each week night we broadcast Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network

at 6:30Minister Latrecia invites you to get your praise on with 90 minutes of uplifting contemporary Christian Gospel music on her show Total Praise.  

At 8 Bill Denert presents Evening Jazz, where hearing is the best experience,

Next, at 10pm DJ1Fam presents 2 hrs of hip hop featuring local artists alongside tracks from main stream artists not often heard on air.
At midnight, Clarence Scott presents Overdrive for more contemporary gospel music and Christian comedy.

Dub Revolution takes over at 1:30 offering archived episodes of this popular WESU Radio show exploring the world of dub reggae as well as it’s offshoots and influences.

At 2:30 DJ Otto Nation presents The Graveyard with an eclectic mix of music from the WESU vaults until 4am when the BBC World News Service kicks on.

We begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.

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