Thursday, August 15, 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, August 15th and 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!  Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.

Here in Middletown,  from 10 am – 2 pm during July and August, the Buttonwood Tree, offers  Arts and Crafts activities for kids & adults.

Every Monday at 8pm J-Cherry presents the Anything Goes open mic at The Buttonwood.  Wednesday brings a night of Kirtan Yoga and Music to the Buttonwood Tree.  Saturday evening Christa Joy & The World Cup Rodeo perform at The Buttonwood Tree  at 8pm for an evening of  folk and country. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwoo Tree. You're invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street. Sunday afternoon at 4pm brings the Poetry Potluck  to The Buttonwood Tree , providing and opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their
favorite works.  More can be found online at about all these events.

Down in New Haven, tonight, at Cafe Nine, you can catch a night of Americana from the Carolinas with The Boston Boys, sharing a bill with the Mike Dillon Band.Thursday night Jazz Haven presents  a free night of Jazz  with M.O.B. (akaThe Matt Oestreicher Band). Then on Friday, Dave Milone and Jeremy Sage share an early bill from 5-7pm followed by Guitarist,  Songwriter, Singer, and  one-man cheering section for the blues,  Duke Robillard .Paul Gabriel opens the show.  Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends, this week. Saturday night you can catch Hate Breed guitartist, F. Sean Martin at Caf√© Nine with Benn Grim opening.  You can access for details on these events and more.

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, tonight it's the Blues Jam hosted by Ed Bradley, this week. 
Friday, The Blu Union trio featuring, Felicia's Vibe, takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday brings an evening of R&B and Swing with THE MYSTIC HORNS You can go to www.blackeyedsally’s for more information.

Down in New Haven,at Toad's Place, on tonight,  you can catch a solo acoustic performance by Kevin Seconds on the Toad’s Lily Pad stage. Shakedown plays "The Dead and Beyond" on Friday night on the Toads main stage with Downstairs Sally and Rhythmic Circus opening the show.  Arch-nemesis hits the Lily Pad on Friday night. Saturday night, Manic Productions Presents JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND at Toads with The Low Anthem and "You Won’t," opening the show.  More can be found at

The Mattabessett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown has live entertainment most nights. Tuesdays feature Acoustic Solo Music  and there's a weekly Irish music session on Wednesdays. Thursday, there’s a new Jazz Series. Friday brings live Blues to The Canoe Club. Sunday, vocalist Nekita Waller  performs at the Canoe Club.  Details can be found at

Tonight at 7:00 pm, also in Middletown, author Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans' Writing Group; We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences at Russell Library. You can access the library website at

On Saturday from 1pm - 9pm The Trinbago American Cultural Explorers present the 2nd Annual Middletown Trinidad-Style Caribbean Festival at Harbor Park. Admission is Free with musical entertainment by Patch, Baba Shanta, Randy Isacc, and Benji hosted by Naomi Rogers. There will be Caribbean and American food available, as well as other vendors. For info you can contact: Michael Charles, 860.818.0678 or visit

This Saturday also brings the the 2nd Annual West Side Reggae Festival to Ives Concert Park in Danbury featuring the legendary Reggae artists Beres Hammond & Maxi Priest. Doors open at 4pm show time is 5. Tickets at e - t – i -,

'Tis the season for farmers' markets and several 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, and another in Middletown's North End at the corner of Main & Liberty, on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 from4 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 5:15 pm this evening, you can catch 2013 SUNDANCE SHORTS  at Real Art Ways . The Sundance shorts will continue over
the weekend.  Blackfish has been extended all week. This documentary tells the story of a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity and challenges the ethics of the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry. Friday night there’s a special showing of the classic thriller, Jaws.  This weekend Real Art Ways also continues runs of "Crystal Fairy" and The New York International Children's Film Festival: Party Mix.  
You can access  for more information.

Tonight, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, begins a run of the 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby, the screen through next Tuesday. You can find show times and info

Now here's what's happening tonight on WESU right after the jive it's homegrown 

-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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