Tuesday, September 10, 2013

09-10-13 jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, September 10th.  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 Marianne O’Hare.

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week. Afterwards I will let you know what to expect on air tonight on WESU, as we kick off day 2 our Fall program season!

Here in Middletown right now, The Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents the opening Reception for “The Alumni Show II”.  The Opening Reception starts at 5pm and features a performance by Aki Sasamoto at 7:30 pm. Sasamoto will also present her “Centrifugal March”   Performance/Installation piece at Art Studio North Tuesday night at 7:30. Wednesday from noon – 4pm, brings the opening for the Photography Exhibit, “Faces From China, 1981”, featuring the photography of Tom Zetterstrom. 

Wednesday evening at 8pm there will be a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa (sounds like Koo-mun-yaka) at Wesleyan’s Russell House, to celebrate the release of a limited edition of  the Art Book "Love in the Time of War," designed and produced by Middletown's own Robin Price. 

Thursday, and Friday Bring Doug Varone and Dancers: performing "Stripped/Dressed" featuring "Rise" and "Carrugi" at the  CFA Hall at 08:00 PM. There will be a Pre-Performance at 7:30 prior to the Thursday evening performance.
Saturday morning from 10 - 11:00 AM, Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start in Wesleyan’s World Music Hall. Sunday, afternoon   at 3:00 PM, Music at The Russell House: features Chai-lun Yueh, the baritone vocalist, performing 17th and 18th century Italian songs and arias with piano accompaniment. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Tonight The Middletown Commission on the Arts Tuesday night weekly Summer Sounds concert series concludes tonight, with Italian Night featuring the Angelo Sapia Band on the City's South Green (Union Park) just off Main st.  The event is free and open to the public. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. rain location is across the St at South Congregational Church. Details online at www.artstogo.org

Tonight, the Mattabesset Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown offers acoustic solo music. 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.

Tonight Michael Faranti and Spearhead take the Main Stage down at Toad’s Place in New Haven. Wednesday night is the weekly Electronic Dance Music night. Friday night The Machine performs the music of Pink Floyd at Toads. www.toadsplace.com 

Down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine, “Mission O” and “Hank & the Cupcakes” share a bill.  Wednesday night’s Majical Cloudz concert has been cancelled but instead you can enjoy a free night of folk and solo music with Circle//Circle, Michael Kusek, and Jacket Thor at The Nine. Thursday night Run Boy Run and The Seth AdamTrio share a bill.    Then on Friday, Manic Productions Presents “Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion” plus “The Melodic” and “Frank Critelli”. Café Nine’s Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam will hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends and Saturday night The Manchurians, The Downbeat 5, and Big Fat Combo make for a night of CT rocking rhythm and blues on the Café nine Stage.  Drink Deeply invites you to Swap vinyl with friends and strangers at Café Nine during their Record Swap from 11am-5pm!  www.cafenine.com

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, Tuesday night’s bring a weekly session with Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band. Wednesday’s long running Blues Jam at Sally's will be hosted by Ed Bradley, this week. Friday, Biscuit Miller & the Mix take the Sally’s stage for a night of funk soudl and Rock and Roll. Saturday brings an evening of blues and roots rock and roll with John Fries & The Heat . www.blackeyedsally’s for details. 

The Russell Readers gather tonight to discuss the poetry of T.S. Eliot. At 7pm. Assistant Professor Sarah K. Croucher will talk about Middletown’s Beman Triangle archaeology project on Thursday, at 7pm at Russell Library. The Veterans writing group will also meet at 7pm at the library. The monthly Friends of Russell Library Book Sale happens at noon on Friday and The Russell Writers gather this Saturday at 9am. www.russelllibrary.org

Tomorrow night you can catch an Evening Oasis belly dance display at the Buttonwood Tree here in Middletown. Thursday night’s Writers Out Loud literary prose open mic at the Buttonwood is hosted Cocomo Rock & Al Bower, Jr. Saturday morning at the Buttonwood starts at 7:30 with Tai Chi and Qigong followed by community Yoga, and self empowerment workshops.     Saturday evening, the Jazz group Nilsson/Fonda/Nilsson  celebrates the release of their new CD, “Powers”. The group features composer, bassist, and recording artist, Joe Fonda alongside Swedish brothers – Anders and Peter Nilsson. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree all are welcome for the meal and to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church of Christon Court Street.  www.buttonwood.org for more info. 

Manic Productions presents Man Man, Xenia Rubinos, and Milksop:Unsung at the Space in Hamden tonight.  Wednesday night Manic presents Born Cages, Lion's Teeth, and  All In Blind at “Bar” in New Haven. Thursday night Manic presents Pinback and Death fix at the Spaceland Ballroom with a pre show featuring Ovlov in The Outerspace at 7:30. Friday night Manic presents “The Stepkids” and “Mad Satta” in the Spaceland Ballroom as well as a bill featuring O’brother, Native, Daylight, and Old Gray Saturday night at the Space.   http://www.manicproductions.org

This Saturday, Middletown Gospel Fest! features local Gospel groups and a special appearance by “The Believers” plus food, a community resource booth, and free “gently-used” clothing on Middletown’s South Green / Union Park.  Free Admission - All are Welcome! Noon to 6 p.m.

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  www.northendfarmersmarket.org.

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 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 Ain’t in it for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm. Also on the Real Art Ways screen through Thursday is: Ain’t them Bodies Saints, a romantic American story set in 1970s Texas Hill country. Opening Friday is: Computer Chess, about a group of software programmers who organize a chess tournament and lay the groundwork for artificial intelligence in the early days of personal computing.  The late night shows this weekend feature:  Rob Reiner’s Mocumentary, This is Spinal Tap.     www.realartways.com for details.

Tonight, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, ends their run of “Mud”, starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon. Wednesday, Cinestudio begins a run of Cinestudio opens Joss Whedon’s film adaptaion of the Shakespeare Classic Much Ado About Nothing.    www.cinestudio.org for for information

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming as we kick off  day two of our new Fall Program Season on WESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for: Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki offering
a sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wesleyan.

At 6pm each weeknight, Free Speech Radio News offers a daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

At  6:30 Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presents  an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, and other music that has a roots influence.

From 8-9pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry  and the Strawberries offer  live and local Connecticut arts and music at its best.

At 9pm it’s time for Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat who warns of a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.

From  10:30-11:30pm  Socks Off with DJZ invitees you to take your socks off for epic adventuring into aural soundscape wonderlands from .

Young & Restless with DJ Sleepy Girl comes your way next at 11:30  and from  12:30-1am get your dating advice from Dr. Love and DJ Smooth on Romancipation .

From 1-2am stay tuned for The Laugh Infection with Willie Zabar for a comedy program showcasing recorded standup as well as original sketches and other on-air shticks.

From 2-3am its The Late Night Format with Adi Slepack.

Call it Anything with DJ Skim takes over from 3-4am profiling improvisational music of various traditions that transcend strict genre boundaries.

The BBC kicks on at 4, followed by NPR's Morning Edition at 5.

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 www.wesufm.org/jive

Thanks for listening! Now stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki (sounds like> hee bee kee)

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