Thursday, December 26, 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, December 26 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 weeknights 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. Thanks for joining us! 

Now for our rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.

Café nine in New Haven reopens tonight with Vomit-oke, the Holiday version of Café Nine’s live band Karaoke.   Friday’s early show at 5pm features Mark Daniel. Later Friday night Drink Deeply presents: Wess Meets WestPorts of Spain, and The Morning On Fire. Cafe Nine’s Saturday afternoon’s weekly Jazz Jam will be hostedBilly Cofrances this week. Saturday brings the Second Annual Beehive Holiday Blowoutwith Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, and The George Baker Band. Sunday afternoon brings a Bluegrass Jam w/ Stacy Phillips – more online at

Friday night, here in Middletown, Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge on Main Street Ext. presents a a night of jazz vocals with Ian Woods.  Saturday night Rahsaan Langley takes the Scatz stage.

Friday, Blackeyed Sallys in Hartford reopens for business, offering a night of blues with the Cheryl Arena Band and Special Guest Hash Brown. Saturday night, Sally’s presents The Roxy Perry Holiday Show.

The Guru, Cold Fronts, DRGN King, SHMNS, Furnsss share a bill at The Space, in Hamden Friday night. Lord Fowl plays at the Outer Space, Saturday

At The Buttonwood Tree this week, things pick back up Saturday morning with Tai Chi and community yoga.  Saturday night brings The Buttonwood’s (Impromptu) Holiday Party from 7-11 pm. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm, all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street.
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place Saturday night, Horror Rockers, GWAR bring their nasty stage show to Toads Place with Battlecross and Iron Reagan opening thee show.

 The Brian McCarthy quintet  plays a gig at the Side Door in Old Lyme on Saturdayfor a night of contemporary jazz,

The JOVAN ALEXANDER TRIO performs "Sunday Afternoon Jazz" AT SWEET HARMONY CAFE & BAKERY  on Main St in Middletown this Sunday  from 1:30PM-3:30PM.
Sunday night Manic Productions presents an evening of alt country and Americana with Stephen Kellogg and  Dan Mills at Arch Street Tavern in   

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

Real Art Ways in Hartford, reopens today with a continued run of the animated children’s tale, "My Neighbor Totoro". The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. This family-oriented feature has a powerful ecological theme. Tomorrow night Real Art Ways opens the documentary on Noam Chomsky called “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?”.     Learn more at

Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, has closed their door for their annual break and will reopen on January 2nd. www. for more information.

And now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU.

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And 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

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