Thursday, September 19, 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!

Thursday, September 19th.  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, at the Buttonwood Tree tonight a through Saturday at the Buttonwood Tree, the Middle City Stage Company brings 5Arts2013 offering Film, Theatre, Music, Poetry and Visual Arts. Saturday morning’s Qigong (Chi Kung) and yoga sessions will be held this week at Wadsworth Falls; folks will meet in the parking lot of the park at 7:15. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1pm. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the vegetarian food beforehand at 11am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. Rumpus, an invitation to express the rhythm inside you, happens inside the Buttonwood while Food Not Bombs serves it up outside.

Tonight the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park presents the weekly jazz series, and Friday night, it’s live blues. Saturday, classic rock. And Sunday, mixed musical offerings by vocalist Nikita Waller.

Tonight at Wesleyan's Powell Family Cinema, three films by Liz Magic Laser, Wesleyan class of ’03, will be shown. They are “Distressed,” “Mine,” and “Flight.” This screening is part of "The Alumni Show II" in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, which looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists.

Also on tonight at Wesleyan, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be an opening reception for the exhibit, “Themes and Variations: Seriality in American Prints, 1960-1980.” Curator Clare Rogan will give a gallery talk at 5.

In New Haven Tonight at Café Nine, it’s Kings and Liars, with Mind Over Master and Feed the Pigs. Friday night the Café Nine presents a CT Music Awards Showcase, featuring Head With Wings, Violent Mae, Post Modern Panic, and the Isaac Young Quartet. Saturday  The nine’s  weekly Jazz Jam Session will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Saturday night Lipgloss Crisis presents Fall Frolics. Sunday afternoon, it’s the return of Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School, followed at 8 by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band.

Up in Hartford , tonight at Sully’s Pub, tonight, the Mike Dillon Band w/Ryan Montbleu are at Sully’s. Friday, it’s the Shag Frenzy Tiki Party and pre-party for Saturday’s Wimbash 10year Anniversary event. This Year’s Wimbash starts at noon on Saturday and continues through 2am. The lineup includes The legendary Black Rock band, Living Colour and the original  Rapper’s Delight  featuring Wonder Mike & Master Gee with their “Original House Band” – Doug WimbishSkip McDonald and Keith Leblanc!! Also on stage are the 2013 2nd Annual Connecticut Music Awards “Best Hip Hop” finalists , the The Jean Marx Express, Sekond Skyn,  Orice Jenkins, DJ Markie Gee and more!   Hartford 2013 event, presented by Grand Band Slam. for details.
Also in Hartford Friday night Willie J. Laws brings funky blues to the Sally’s stage. Saturday is the Advocate’s Grand Band Slam, featuring the Harold Zinno Jazz Quintet, The Elligers Brothers, the  Brandt Taylor Band, and Goodnight Blue Moon.  www.blackeyedsally’

Friday night at 6PM at the Goff House in East Hampton, it's a live music Yoga Class with Gigglejuice! Hosted by Radiant Yoga. 

Saturday at the Shubert Theater, Manic Productions and Premier Concerts present The Waterboys and Freddie

On Friday evening, Wesleyan Potters, on South Main St in Middletown, holds its Second Annual fundraising Auction of Handcrafted Work by Notable Artisans, to benefit the non-profit pottery. The evening will begin with a wine and hors d’oeuvre preview from 6:30 to 7:30. Auction will begin at

This Saturday Wesleyan University invites the public to join the campus for family fun, sports and music during “Middletown Day” at Wesleyan.  From 2-4:30 pm there will be Family Activities including Music, Food, a Bouncehouse, Facepainting,  and Games with Athletes, plus a Farmers' Market all at Freeman Athletic Center on Cross Street  at 4:45 all are invited to Parade with the Wesleyan Football Team to Andrus Field for the main event,  from 6 – 9 p.m when Wesleyan Cardinals  take on Tufts University on Andrus Field located on Wyllys Avenue for the first night football game in the history of NESCAC.  Look for a link on for more info  

Across the River The Sanctuary at ShepardfieldsLocated at 9 Bogel Road, East Haddam, kicks off their 4th annual Solar power local music tribal summit this Saturday with a Gospel Brunch from 10am-noon. The rest of the day and night features 14 original musical, Circus arts, and more fun for families.

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

 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Friday begins a run of The Artist and the Model, set in occupied France in 1943. Also opening Friday is Short Term 12, an emotional drama set in a foster care facility.  for details.

At Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford This is the End, about the apocalypse, described as “so good, you’ll think you hallucinated it.”.  Then Sunday begins a run of Fruitvale Station, a devastatingly honest look at the last 24 hours of one young African-American man’s life.

Now, here’s a rundown of what’s on air tonight on WESU, Middletown as we work our way through week 2 of our Fall Programming season.

Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for:

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Voted #2 Radio Show – Hartford Advocate “Best Of” Poll 2013
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.

(1,3,5) UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel
Bridging genres and generations, UnderCover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation.
(2,4) The Turnup and Other Roots with DJ Zing and DJ Ping
Carrots, songs, beets, poems, beats, stories and yams

(1,3,5) The Hip-Hop Kitchen with Alex and Jake
Welcome to hip hop kitchen where you’ll hear african, jazzy, soulful, upbeat hip hop and rap mixed with food news, recipes, reviews, tips, tricks, fun facts. basically food to eat while you listen.

(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam
The Underdogs Edge will feature local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio.

(1,3,5) Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome? with Ethan
Gram Parsons, the fast-living godfather of country rock n' roll, had a radical vision of the music that originated in the country of his roots. Country, soul, fuzzed-out rock; to him it didn't matter, it was all the music of cosmic America. This show will explore the music Parsons made, loved, listened to, and influenced, from the Louvin Brothers to Natural Child.

(1,3,5) The British are Coming with DJ Babelfish
Featuring music from the British Invasion to the present, each show will focus on one British city or region, mixing genre and time period.

(1,3,5) The Menagerie with Omardaslayer and Tree Paths
Chaos Based weekly genre generation. Also, fun hosts.

 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. Music, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Stay tuned for Rob Derosa

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