Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursdays 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 August,1st, 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. 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! 

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

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, arts and crafts for kids
and adults are offered free every weekday through August from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Get happy with arts and crafts all summer long! 

On Sunday, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree, as
Rumpus, your chance to express yourself rhythmically on drums and
other instruments, occurs simultaneously. You're invited to help
prepare the vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court
Street. Later on Sunday, at 7, it’s Open Mic with Bob Gotta. Go to for details about all events.

The Mattabessett Canoe Club at Harbor Park ] tonight at 7 at 6:30 is Jazz Night with Covert Jazz. Friday at 7, check out All Good and the Bad Parts. Saturday at 7 it’s
the Michael Cleary Band. Then Sunday at 4, it’s Cosmo and Bobo. Go to for more.

Down in New Haven, tonight, Cafe Nine Amy LaVere plays, along with Sean W. Spellman (of Quiet Life), and
Daphne Lee Martin. Friday at Caf√© Nine, Manic Productions presentsHurray For The Riff-Raff, with Frank Fairfield and Goodnight Blue Moon. Saturday’s Jazz Jam is hosted by Mike Coppola and Friends.After that, Sloppy Seconds presents Homeboy Sandman, Open MikeEagle, Ceschi, Mega Ran, Northern Lights, and Old Self. On Sunday, at The Nine, it’s the Summer Surf Series, with Tsunami of Sound and
Tarantinos NYC. The Sunday-after-Supper-Jam features The Travis Moody Band. Go to for details.

Also in New Haven, at Toad's Place, Tonight Bud Light brings Capital Cities to Toad’s Place. And Friday, it’s Schwayze, with Cam Meekins, Jitta On The Track, and PaulCouture. Saturday afternoon, Gorilla Music and Madman Productions bring “Your Mission: Pack the House” to Lilly’s Pad, with Known
Associates, Senseless, Factors, Diamonds To Ashes, “Black HeartHeroes,” Maniac, Physics Of Demise, All But Calm, Wasted Days,Continuum, Left Hand Backwards, Simple Machinery, Composing TheApocalypse, and Enemy of Reason. Saturday night, it’s the EDM Glow Party, with “Down the Rabbit Hole,” Ian Stone, Psylar, Carmy Fresh,Teratoid, and Hippy Jose. Go to for details.

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, Friday brings Gina Sicilia to Sally’s. Saturday, it’s Joe Louis Walker.Go to for details.

Tonight The Russell Library presents the
Copanhagen-based Indra Trio, performing an eclectic mix of Latin and R & B-flavored jazz.

The Middletown Gallery Walk is this Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. Stroll downtown to view the latest art exhibitions; meet the gallery owners and artists; enjoy specials at participating restaurants and bars; and check out shops offering unique and unusual items. Support this growing arts district while you enjoy the summer weather.

Also on Friday at 5, it’s the Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater’s25th Annual Children's Circus of Middletown - The Big City Circus –presented by the Middletown Commission on the Arts and Middlesex United Way. The one-time-only show will be presented at the Macdonough School, 66 Spring St., in Middletown, with a rain date ofSaturday, August 3 at 5 PM. This year, Oddfellows is asking everyone to bring a non-perishable food item for Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Bring a lawn chair to Macdonough School and enjoy the spectacle.
Parking is limited to street locations, so carpooling is recommended.The Macdonough School lot is reserved for handicapped and elderly patrons.  For more information, call (860) 347-6143.

Another event taking place in Middletown this Friday, is the unveiling of the “Passionate Waters” Art Installation, created by Melica Bloomand Ben Keller. Come to the Luis Lopez Community Garden (corner of Main St & Green St) at 7 p.m. to celebrate art in the North End of Middletown. “Passionate Waters” celebrates the vital relationship between humankind and water- and of course, the power and beauty of art. Jaqueline Talbot, Connecticut River Steward, will speak about
how we can care for and enjoy our local waters. For more information, email Carolyn Reeves at

'Tis the season for farmers' markets and several in our area are in full
swing, including two in Middletown. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. there's a market on the South Green. On Fridays, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there’s a market in Middletown's North End at 575
Main Street. Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central CT:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, continuing through tomorrow is the
Sundance Film Festival’s Short Films. 

And opening Friday is Blackfish, the story of a performing killer whale that killed several people. The film combines shocking footage and emotional interviews
to explore the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. Then the
weekend brings matinee screenings of the New York International
Children's Film Festival: Party Mix. Go to

Tonight Cinestudio [Sin-Eh-Studio], the Trinity College cinema in
Hartford, presents screenings of Kon-Tiki, nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar. It’s the story of visionary Norwegian seafarer Thor Heyerdahl, who set sail with five crew mates on a 101 day journey on a raft, 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean.
Go to for details.

Now here’s a run-down of what's on the air tonight here 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. 
Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Tonight's music for the Jive, Elusive Dawn, from the album NightWalk, by Joseph FireCrow. Stay tuned for Rob Derosa. 

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