Thursday, September 26, 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 Wednesday, September 25th.  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’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.

Here in Middletown, at The Buttonwood Tree, 
Friday night, Singer/songwriter and humorist, Don White performs at The Buttonwood Tree.  Saturday mornings get started at 7:30 with Tai Chi and Qigong followed by self empowerment workshops at 10am.     Saturday evening, Parker’s Tangent, based out of greater New Haven, CT brings their blues and roots based original art rock to the Buttonwood. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree at 1pm. All are Welcome.  Rumpus, invites you to join in a community rhythmic experience on Sunday inside the buttonwood while Food Not Bombs serves it up outside. You're also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street. for more info.  

At  The Mattabesset Canoe Club at Harbor Park tonight the canoe club presents a weekly jazz series. Then Friday, you can catch some live blues.  Vocalist Nekita Waller performs at the Canoe Club on Sunday night at 7:00. for details.

Down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine, tonight at Cafe 9, The King of DieselBilly returns for a night of Honkey Tonkin' in the Elm City. Sharing the bill this Thursday is Bill Kirchen.  On Friday, Oddball Events Presents: Scott Biram along with Black Pistol Fire, and Fave Hill opening.  Saturday  the weekly Caf√© 9 Jazz Jam session will be hosted by The George Baker Band.  Later on Saturday night at 9pm String Band takes the Cafe 9 stage. Mountains of the Moon and Knot the Band open the show.

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford,  Friday, Jimmy Thackery takes the Sally’s stage for a night of Blues Rock and Roll. Saturday brings more Blues with BAD ROOSTER .www.blackeyedsally’s for details.

Manic Productions Presents at the space on  Friday night you can catch a night of Ska with Big D and the Kids Table and The Pietasters.  Manic also presents Blitzen Trapper and PHOX at The Arch St Tavern in Hartford. Learn more about these shows and more online

Down in New Haven on tonight, Chief Keef comes to Toad's Place.  Friday afternoon There’s a local Battle of the bands on the Toad’s place Lily pad stage starting at 4pm. Later on Friday Toads Main stage, The legendary reggae rhythm section, Sly and Robbie present: DanceHall masters Shaggy and Barrington Levy live on stage. For list of 

This Friday and Saturday, Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts and Theater Department present the Connecticut Premiere of Who's Hungry, a stunning work of Puppet Theater that weaves together oral histories of five very different homeless and/or hungry residents of Santa Monica, California.  Together with the Center for Community Partnerships (CCP) and Amazing Grace Food Pantry, we are hoping that the production will also help focus attention on food insecurity in Greater Middletown.  This month, Amazing Grace issued a RED ALERT: meaning they simply don’t have enough food to feed the over 1,000 families that rely on the pantry to put food on their tables.  The pre-holiday season is often one of the most difficult times of the year for contributions. To learn how you can help, search Amazing Grace Food Pantry online.

Sunday at 3pm you can catch the first of twelve CD-length recitals by Wesleyan Professor of Music Neely Bruce of his piano music. This recital will feature the world premieres of “A Partita for Wilhelm Gertz (1927-2007)”, and “A Fugue for Sophia,”.

This Friday and Saturday Grammy nominated Folk/Pop/Rock/Punk Singer/Songwriter  and former WESU DJ,  Lauren Agnelli is featured in 2 events  in Artreach's year-long Songwriting for Social Change project.  Friday night you can catch Lauren in a solo concert and Saturday afternoon songwriting she will present a songwriting workshop at the Donald Oat Theater in Norwich. 860-887-0014 for more information.

The Greater Middletown Concert Association 2013-2014 Concert Series presents The Swing Legacy featuring seven acclaimed jazz musicians, six instrumentalists and a vocalist at the Middletown High School Performing Arts Center. For info and reservations: call (860) 347-4887

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 Cromwell, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., the farmers' market is at Covenant Village through September 26a nd features 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:
Through tonight, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of The Artist and the Model, set in occupied France in 1943.  Also showing through tonight is Short Term 12, an emotional drama set in a foster care facility.  This weekend, Real Art Ways shows: Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers, and The Trials of Muhammad for details.
Tonight, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is showing Charlie Chaplin's THE GREAT DICTATOR, and begins a run of Star Trek Into Darkness. for for information

Here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

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.

(2,4) Public Affairs with DJ Vegetable
Each episode DJ Vegetable sits down with a pair to talk about their relationship, how they know each other and what they are doing in Middletown. We might even listen to some of their favorite music, or have them pick out a new release.

(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.

(2,4) Live From The Paris Hotel with Atomizer Blue
A mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry, cavorting the ley lines of the human voice. Step outside the Dr. Luke degeneration into the magnificent streets of the city where the ravings of mad poets and mods dissipate into a smoky rain spilling down on an ocean of umbrellas.

(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.

(2,4) Coachillin’ with DJ Anabeezy
The best of the bands that have played at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

(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.

(2,4) Pop! Goes My Heart with Ian
Sad pop songs with a different title-based theme every show, with a focus on experimental pop, chamber pop, and Kate Bush.

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

(2,4) Diecast with DJ DatAnark and Ser Platypus
Diecast features an element of spontaneity. Your favorite DJs, Ser Platypus and DJ Dat Anark, have compiled playlists from a variety of different genres. On air, we'll conduct a die-toss, and let fate decide what we'll be sonically entertaining you with each show. Special focus will be brought to skating and anti-authoritarian culture.

BBC World News
International news coverage from the famous British news network.
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 Home Grown with Rob DeRosa

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