Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mon., July 1 Jive



Good evening, it's Monday, July 1, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's 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 Maria Johnson, producer and host of "Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith," which airs every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday afternoon, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow, in part one of a series about being homosexual and Catholic, we hear from the leader of the support group Courage.  It’s not one of those groups that tries to “convert” homosexuals to heterosexuality, but it does tow the official Church line that faithful gays and lesbians should be celibate. Tune in for some straightforward back and forth with the deacon who founded the Connecticut chapter. And then, in the July 16 show, responses from those the Church policy affects. If you'd like to contribute a comment, contact me at mjohnson@wesufm.org or at www.reasonablycatholic.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
Okay, on with the Jive!:
Here in Middletown,  at the Buttonwood Tree, at 8 tonight, it's the Anything Goes open mic night.  Tomorrow at 7 brings Laughter Yoga with Mimi Claire to the Buttonwood. Wednesday brings Kirtan with Shubalananda to the Buttonwood Tree at 7:30 p.m.. Kirtan is a form of yoga with a musical aspect. Thursday, the Buttonwood is closed for the Fourth of July.  Friday at 8, at the Buttonwood, singer songwriter Joe Flood will be sharing some of a work in progress featuring songs by three 19th Century songwriters from Middletown: Henry Clay Work, Reginald De Koven, and Edward Barrett, “the Poet Laureate of South Farms.” Musicians include Jim Clark on drums and piano; John Kalinowski on fife, concertina, accordion;  Joe Fonda on bass and Fred Moses, percussion, blues harp, and vocals. Saturday morning at 7:30 brings weekly Quigong (Chi Kung) to the Buttonwood, followed by community yoga. Saturday night brings the John Brighenti and Friends CD Release Concert. The album, Swingin’ on a Sunday Afternoon, was recorded live as part of the popular Baby Grand Jazz Series at the Hartford Public Library. On Sunday, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree. You're invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street. Sunday at 7 p.m., it’s the Great Make Believe Improv Show at the Buttonwood, with different kinds of improvised comedy. Go to www.buttonwood.org for details about all events.

Down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine, it’s Get to the Point!, hosted by Chris Arnott. To be among the writers who perform, contact Chris at chris@scribblers.us. Tomorrow at Café Nine, ODDBALL EVENTS Presents: The Black Lillies; w/ Liz Frame & the Kickers. Wednesday, DRINKDEEPLY and DIE HIPSTER Present the 2nd Annual Punk Rock BBQ featuring: The Lost Riots; w/ Bragging Rights; Cell 63; and Empty Vessels. Café Nine is closed on the Fourth of July. Then on Friday, the happy hour features  Bruce and Loralee Crowder. That’s followed at 9 p.m. by JAZZ HAVEN’s presentation of  the Mario Pavone Orange Sextet. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Mike Coppola and friends. Then Saturday night at 8 brings The Hulls; w/ Wrist Like This; Rusty Things; and Trophy Lungs. Sunday, from 3 to 7 p.m., DRINKDEEPLY Presents: Summer Surf Series with The Vultures; Dark City; and Thee Icepicks. Then at 8 pm it’s the SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM. Go to www.cafenine.com for details.

Also in New Haven, at Toad's Place, tonight at 7 brings the CABIN BY THE SEA TOUR, with The Dirty Heads; Expendables; Big B; and Remember September. That’s followed at 9:30 by A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. Wednesday at 9, it’s VIRAL SOUND with Full Spectrum, followed at 10 by the weekly EDM night. Friday at 9 brings XAVIER RUDD to Toad’s, with Frank Viele. Saturday afternoon at 3, it’s Jacob  Latimore’s Young Stars Concert. Then, Saturday at 9, it’s SUMMER GLOW 2, a showcase of  EDM / DUBSTEP / HOUSE / DnB, with Vinyl Child; Joey Fedz; HighLife; A-Ron; Kapsoul; Tango; E-Roc; LarryLuck; and Diatonic. Go to www.toadsplace.com for details.

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, tonight at 8 it’s Jazz Monday. Tomorrow at 8 brings Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band working out new material. Wednesday’s Blues Jam at 8 is hosted by Brandt Taylor. Thursday, Sally’s is closed for the holiday. Friday at 9, the Walter Lewis Blues Trio plays the blues. Then Saturday night, it’s The Hoolios, steeped in the rhythms of the Gulf of Mexico: Americana, Latin, Reggae, Texas Folk and Zydeco. Go to www.blackeyedsally’s for details.
Middletown's "Over the River" Fireworks Festival! is slated for Wednesday beginning with a music festival on the lawn of City Hall.The Festival begins around 6 p.m. and ends with fireworks splashing the night sky beginning around 9:30 p.m. The music begins with the Middletown High School Traveling Jazz Band. The Middletown Symphonic Band will accompany the fireworks with live music appropriate for the display. at 6 p.m. This year's Festival will be covered live and the music accompanying the fireworks will be included in the live broadcast - tune in to WMRD (1150 AM)/WLIS (1420 AM). A featured band is Forever Motown, featuring the music and choreography of Motown's hitmakers, and led by Middletown born and bred Neal Hatcher. You can also expect some new features this year with additional food vendors in a user-friendly location adjacent to the festival grounds. There is abundant free parking throughout the festival area downtown. Arrive early for the best seats, the best parking, and the best entertainment. For more information, contact the Mayor's Office at 860.638.4801 or call the City Arts Office at 860.638.4510 or email arts@middletownct.gov.

The Mattabessett Canue Club at Harbor Park has a busy holiday weekend planned, beginning on Wednesday with fireworks and the Chester Fife and Drum marching up and down the boardwalk beginning at 7 p.m. On Thursday night, the Covert Jazz Band plays as part of the canoe club's Thursday Night Jazz Series, and the Friday Night Blues Series features the Rich Badowski Blues Band, winner of the 2012 CT Blues Society Contest. Saturday, Village Band plays, and on Sunday, it's a calypso band, Florida Bickley Island Chill. For details, go to www.mattabessetcanoeclub.com.

Here are some other fireworks displays this week: tomorrow night in Westbrook, you can catch the Water's Edge Resort display at 9:30 p.m.,or you can head to downtown Rockville at approximately 9:40 p.m. Both venues have a rain date of Wednesday. New Britain's fireworks are scheduled for Wednesday following the Rock Cats game at New Britain Stadium. Thursday, there are fireworks in Madison at West Wharf Beach, at New Britain's Stanley Park, and at New Haven's East Rock Park. Then Saturday, there are fireworks at East Hartford's and Hartford's river fests, as well as in Manchester, at Meriden's Hubbard Park, and in Wallingford.

On Wednesday, at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, the weekly Music at the Mansion series kicks off with the Hartford Jazz Orchestra, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Go to www.wadsworthmansion.com for details and the full schedule.

'Tis the season for  farmers' markets and several in our area are in full swing. Here are some: 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 575 Main Street, on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go to northendfarmersmarket.org. In Durham, the farmers' market is on Thursdays, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on the town green on Rte. 17. Go to www.durhamfarmersmarket.org. In Cromwell, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., the farmers' market is at Covenant Village of Cromwell, 52 Missionary Road. In Higganum Village, on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., the market is on the town green, at the intersection of Rtes. 81 & 154. Go to HigganumVillageMarket.org. In East Haddam, there's a farmers' market from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the town grange on Town Street. Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going to ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets.htm.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Hannah Arendt, the biopic about the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist, continues through Thursday. Tomorrow, there’s also Real Board Games at 7 p.m. Friday begins a run of Hey Bartender, about two bartenders trying to achieve their dreams through bartending. Also starting on Friday is a run of Hecho en Mexico, showcasing the richness of Mexican music. Visit www.realartways.org for details.
At Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, Becoming Traviata, about an opera director and soprano’s efforts to communicate the raw emotion of Verdia’s La Traviata to a modern audience, plays tonight and tomorrow. Then Wednesday begins a run of Renoir, about the final years of the Impressionist painter, when both he and his son, Jean, the future filmmaker, fall under the spell of a free-spirited young woman.  Sunday at 2:30, it’s Exhibition: Munch 150, a celebration of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s 150th birthday. Thanks to the new Exhibition series, audiences in Hartford will be able to see Munch’s unique, haunting and brilliantly colored paintings in ultra high definition on the big screen, accompanied by the expert commentary of critic Tim Marlow. While many know Munch as the man who created The Scream, this extensive exhibition of over 200 works secures his place as a major artist of the 19th and 20th centuries. You can find show times and info at www.cinestudio.org.
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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for a well-rounded jazz show on Charles Henry’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry until 6pm.
Weekdays at 6 Free Speech Radio News From the Pacifica Network offers a daily dose of alternative international news and reporting.
At 6:30 it's The Fermata with DJ Semiquaver for 90 minutes of free-form radio goodness.
At 8pm The Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis offers the best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and latin dancefloor grooves.
Aargh! with Tom Stoner, plays stoner cosmic doom psychedelia avant garde noise from 9:30-11:30 pm.
Then from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., it's the Explorers' Hour, with Pickup Sticks, a synthesis of science, spoken word and a lot of popular music.
At 1 a.m. it’s Distilled Discographies with Cheshire Cat, distilling down the discography of an artist to an essential 60 minute career retrospective, sampling something from every cataloged release.
The BBC kicks on at 4, followed by NPR's Morning Edition at 5.
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 wesufm.org/jive.
And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime.
Thanks for listening!
Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday's Jive 06-28-13

Thank you for voting WESU the Number One College Radio in the Hartford Advocate Readers Poll!

Good afternoon, it's Friday, June 28th and this is the beginning of Summer, 
and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down 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 Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.
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For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's arts2GO.org

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

Here in Middletown tonight, The Buttonwood Tree presents an evening of jazz with The Sean Clapis Trio featuring Noah Baerman and Henry Lugo. On Saturday mornings, The Buttonwood offers a series of wellness activities from Qigong (Chee Kung) and yoga, to self-empowerment workshops. Saturday night, The Buttonwood Tree "Songwriter Sessions" features Lara Herscovitch, Phil Henry & Gary Moon.
Sunday out in front of The Buttonwood Food Not Bombs shares food beginning at 1 pm. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare them beforehand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Also beginning at 1pm it's Rumpus, a platform for others to explore their own music. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found at www.buttonwood.org

Saturday at the Mattabessett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown listen to the Michael Cleary Band beginning at 7:30pm. Call 860.347.9999 for info.

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent come in for a night of solid blues. The weekly Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by The Nick DiMaria Quartet this week. Then, The Defibulators, Rusty Things, and Proud Flesh take the stage for a night of roots music at The Nine. Sunday afternoon at 4pm, Drinkdeeply Presents: Saxtet, an 8-piece jazz ensemble under the direction of pianist/composer Darren Litzie & featuring saxophonist Andrew Beals.  Sunday night, Manic Productions Presents: Cory Chisel and Brian Dolzani. www.cafenine.com has details.

At Toad's Place in New Haven, tonight the electronic artists Vaski performs at Toads with Mantis plus additional performances over 2 stages by Gnostic, Scatz, Highlife, Big, I.C., Splitlip and more. Blake Schwarzenbach (of Jawbreaker & Jets To Brazil) performs tonight on the Toad’s Lilly’s Pad stage with Wolves At Bay and New Year's Revolution opening the show. Saturday night The White Panda and Yonas stop at Toads.  Go to www.toadsplace.com for details.

Tonight in East Hampton at Higher Grounds Coffeehouse on Main Street it's the weekly open mic night. Show starts at 8PM, and Saturday nights are local music night with a live band. For more, follow Higher Grounds Coffeehouse on Facebook.

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford Saturday, it’s the blues stylings of Mike Law & the Playboys. Go to www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.

Artists for World Peace presents the 2nd Annual Dance for Peace at The Kate, in Old Saybrook, on Saturday beginning at 6:30pm. Showcasing a wide range of dance styles, including contemporary, Haitian, Bollywood, and belly dance, Dance for Peace promises an uplifting and inspiring celebration of dance and community.  http://artistsforworldpeace.org/

The acoustic duet, Rusted Keys, performs on this, and the last Sunday morning of every month- beginning at 9:00 a.m.- at BrewBakers, on Main Street, Middletown,  (860-852-0034)

New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas concludes with an action-packed agenda tonight and throughout Saturday, ending with a free concert of Ethiopian Dance Music featuring Debo Band and Fendika, Saturday evening on the New Haven Green. More online at www.artidea.org/calendar

'Tis the season for  farmers' markets and several in our area are in full swing. Here are some: 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 575 Main Street, on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go to northendfarmersmarket.org. In Durham, the farmers' market is on Thursdays, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on the town green on Rte. 17. Go to www.durhamfarmersmarket.org. In Cromwell, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., the farmers' market is at Covenant Village of Cromwell, 52 Missionary Road. In Higganum Village, on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., the market is on the town green, at the intersection of Rtes. 81 & 154. Go to HigganumVillageMarket.org
In East Haddam, there's a farmers' market from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the town grange on Town Street. Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going to ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets.htm

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Saturday and Sunday Violeta Went to Heaven, a portrait of  the influential figure in world music and a complex icon of Chilean history, is showing. Tonight begins a run of Hannah Arendt, a new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Visit realartways.org for details.

Cinestudio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, presents "Becoming Traviata" -witness the efforts of opera director Jean-François Sivadier and coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay to communicate the raw emotion of Verdi’s La Traviata to a modern audience. You can find show times and info at cinestudio.org.
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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 Chocolate Cake with DJ Rob. An hour long musical sugar high. Power-pop plus Brit-pop and singer/songwriters from the 60's to today.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News - Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

At 6:30 until 8pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until Midnight, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio 
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At Midnight until 2am Saturday we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave - Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 2, to 3am it's the Bassment Beats – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

The next hour 'til 4am it's Maximum Rock & Roll Radio - A weekly radio show featuring the best international DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rock n roll radio record collection.

+Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU's own WESParla 
 - A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive 

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening! 

Thursday, June 27, 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!
www.jcherrypresents.com


Good evening, it's Thursday June 27th. 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 wesu.org 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! Thanks for tuning in.  Thanks for tuning in.

Here in Middletown,Friday night, The Buttonwood Tree presents an evening of Jazz with The Sean Clapis Trio featuring Noah Baerman and Henry Lugo. On Saturday mornings, The Buttonwood offers a series of wellness activities from Qigong (sounds like > Chi gung) and yoga, to Self empowerment workshops. Saturday night, The Buttonwood Tree "Songwriter Sessions" featuring Lara Herscovitch, Phil Henry & Gary Moon.
Sunday, is a busy day The Buttonwood starting with a worship service at 10am. Then, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood each Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare them beforehand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.


Sunday afternoon at 1pm brings Rumpus, a platform for others to explore their own music. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found at www.buttonwood.org .

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Mattabesette Canoe Club

MCB on the CT River! 7:30pm

80 harbor drive
Middletown Ct 06457
(860) 347-9999

Please like our page on Facebook at

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Night Beds, Jenny O. & John Parson (of Modern Merchant).  Friday night brings Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent to Café Nine for a night of solid blues.  The weekly, Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by The Nick DiMaria Quartet this week. Then, Saturday The Defibulators, Rusty Things, and  Proud Flesh take the stage for a night of roots music at The Nine. Sunday afternoon at 4pm, DRINKDEEPLY Presents: Saxtet, an Eight-piece jazz ensemble under the direction of pianist/composer Darren Litzie & featuring sax great Andrew Beals.  Sunday night, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Cory Chisel and Brian Dolzani at The Nine. www.cafenine.com for details.

Down in New Haven at Toad's Place, tonight  the WHAT U COLOR BLIND? TOUR features: Freeway, Fred The Godson, Milliano, Drag-On & more with music Spun By: DJ KG & DJ Token.  Friday electronic artists VASKI performs at Toads with MANTIS plus additional performances over TWO stages by GNOSTIC, SCATZ, HIGHLIFE, BIG, I.C., SPLITLIP and more. BLAKE SCHWARZENBACH (of Jawbreaker & Jets To Brazil) performs on Friday on the Toad’s LILLY’S PAD stage Friday night with Wolves At Bay and New Year's Revolution opening the show. Saturday night The White Panda and Yonas stop at Toads.  www.toadsplace.com for details.


Friday night in East Hampton at Highergrounds Coffeehouse on Main Street it's their weekly open mic. Show starts at 8PM, and Sturday nights are local music night with a live band. For more information follow highergrounds coffeehouse on FB.

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, . Saturday, it’s the blues stylings of Mike Law & the Playboys. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.

Artists for World Peace presents the 2nd Annual Dance for Peace at The Kate, in Old Saybrook, on Saturday, June 29, from 6:30 to 8pm. Showcasing a wide range of dance styles, including contemporary, Haitian, Bollywood, and belly dance, Dance for Peace promises an uplifting and inspiring celebration of dance and community.  http://artistsforworldpeace.org/

The acoustic duet, Rusted Keys, performs on the last Sunday morning of every month- beginning at 9:00 a.m.- at BrewBakers, on Main Street, Middletown,  (860-852-0034)

New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas concludes with an action-packed agenda this week. Highlights include the acclaimed stage production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, a new collaboration from the team behind the Tony Award-winning Broadway & West End hit, WAR HORSE; A One Man Circus, Traditional Indian Dance,  and a free concert of Ethiopian Dance Music featuring Debo Band and Fendika, Saturday evening on the New Haven Green. More online at www.artidea.org

'Tis the season for  farmers' markets and several in our area are in full swing. Here are some:
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, on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; that's at 575 Main Street. Go to northendfarmersmarket.org
In Durham, the farmers' market is on Thursdays, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on the town green on Rte. 17. Go to www.durhamfarmersmarket.org.
In Cromwell, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., the farmers' market is at Covenant Village of Cromwell, 52 Missionary Road.
In Higganum Village, on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., the market is on the town green, at the intersection of Rtes. 81 & 154. Go to HigganumVillageMarket.org
In East Haddam, there's a farmers' market from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the town grange on Town Street.
Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going to ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets.htm


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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through tonight you can catch, The Source Family, about a secretive and outlandish commune in Los Angeles in the 1970’s.  Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is: Violeta Went to Heaven, a portrait of  the influential figure in world music and a complex icon of Chilean history. Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of Hannah Arendt,  a  new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. realartways.org for details.

At Ci-ne-studio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford presents "Becoming Traviata," a thrilling witness to the efforts of opera director Jean-François Sivadier and exceptional coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay . You can find show times and info at cinestudio.org.


               And now here’s a run-down of what's on the air tonight at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:


5:05-6pm
-Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm
Free Speech Radio News
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

6:30-8pm
Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
Your Thursday night Gospel music connection! A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

8-10pm
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 www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them tojive@wesufm.org 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 www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wed., June 26 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, June 26th. 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 Maria Johnson, host and producer of "Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith," which airs every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday from 4 p.m. to right before the Jive. Thanks for tuning in.

Here in Middletown, tonight, at The Buttonwood Tree, brings a night of Karaoke for all ages.   Friday night, The Buttonwood Tree presents an evening of Jazz with The Sean Clapis Trio featuring Noah Baerman and Henry Lugo.

On Saturday mornings, The Buttonwood offers a series of wellness activities from Qigong (sounds like > Chi gung) and yoga, to Self empowerment workshops. Saturday night, The Buttonwood Tree "Songwriter Sessions" featuring Lara Herscovitch, Phil Henry & Gary Moon.
Sunday, is a busy day The Buttonwood starting with a worship service at 10am. Then, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood each Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare them beforehand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.

Sunday afternoon at 1pm brings Rumpus, a platform for others to explore their own music. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found at www.buttonwood.org .

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, it's FOR THE SAKE OF THE SONG ROADSHOW: featuring Patrick Corman; Jenee Halstead; Susan Cattaneo, and Johnny Mainstream. Thursday night at Café Nine, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Night Beds, Jenny O. & John Parson (of Modern Merchant).  Friday night brings Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent to Café Nine for a night of solid blues.  The weekly, Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by The Nick DiMaria Quartet this week. Then, Saturday The Defibulators, Rusty Things, and  Proud Flesh take the stage for a night of roots music at The Nine. Sunday afternoon at 4pm, DRINKDEEPLY Presents: Saxtet, an Eight-piece jazz ensemble under the direction of pianist/composer Darren Litzie & featuring sax great Andrew Beals.  Sunday night, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Cory Chisel and Brian Dolzani at The Nine. www.cafenine.com for details.

Down in New Haven at Toad's Place, tonight it's the weekly Electronic Dance Music Night downstairs while The Del Lords take the Lily Pad Stage. Thursday the WHAT U COLOR BLIND? TOUR features: Freeway, Fred The Godson, Milliano, Drag-On & more with music Spun By: DJ KG & DJ Token.  Friday electronic artists VASKI performs at Toads with MANTIS plus additional performances over TWO stages by GNOSTIC, SCATZ, HIGHLIFE, BIG, I.C., SPLITLIP and more. BLAKE SCHWARZENBACH (of Jawbreaker & Jets To Brazil) performs on Friday on the Toad’s LILLY’S PAD stage Friday night with Wolves At Bay and New Year's Revolution opening the show. Saturday night The White Panda and Yonas stop at Toads.  www.toadsplace.com for details.

Tonight at Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, it's  the long-running, weekly Blues Jam, hosted, this week, by Tim McDonald.  Friday, Chicago native, Bluesman Kal David takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday, it’s the blues stylings of Mike Law & the Playboys. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.

The CT Poetry Society, Middletown Chapter, holds its meeting tonight and on the last Wednesday of every month. The meetings are open to the public and take place at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room 3
at Middletown’s Russell Library on Broad St.

The Middletown Commission on the Arts monthly meeting is tonight (June 26),  at 7 pm in the City Arts Office, 100 Riverview Center-Suite 140. The public is welcome to attend; the public session is at the beginning of the meeting.

The Middletown Symphonic Band will be performing an outdoor concert tonight at Pierson Park in Cromwell beginning at 7. The concert, which is part of the Cromwell Summer Concert Series, is open to the public and admission is free. The Middletown Symphonic Band will also be performing an outdoor concert on Thursday,  at the 7 Summit Street Gazebo in East Hampton beginning at 6 PM.  http://www.middletownsymphonicband.org/

Artists for World Peace presents the 2nd Annual Dance for Peace at The Kate, in Old Saybrook, on Saturday, June 29, from 6:30 to 8pm. Showcasing a wide range of dance styles, including contemporary, Haitian, Bollywood, and belly dance, Dance for Peace promises an uplifting and inspiring celebration of dance and community.  http://artistsforworldpeace.org/

The acoustic duet, Rusted Keys, performs on the last Sunday morning of every month- beginning at 9:00 a.m.- at BrewBakers, on Main Street, Middletown,  (860-852-0034)

New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas concludes with an action-packed agenda this week. Highlights include the acclaimed stage production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, a new collaboration from the team behind the Tony Award-winning Broadway & West End hit, WAR HORSE; A One Man Circus, Traditional Indian Dance,  and a free concert of Ethiopian Dance Music featuring Debo Band and Fendika, Saturday evening on the New Haven Green. More online at www.artidea.org



'Tis the season for  farmers' markets and several in our area are in full swing. Here are some:
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, on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; that's at 575 Main Street. Go to northendfarmersmarket.org
In Durham, the farmers' market is on Thursdays, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on the town green on Rte. 17. Go to www.durhamfarmersmarket.org.
In Cromwell, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., the farmers' market is at Covenant Village of Cromwell, 52 Missionary Road.
In Higganum Village, on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., the market is on the town green, at the intersection of Rtes. 81 & 154. Go to HigganumVillageMarket.org
In East Haddam, there's a farmers' market from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the town grange on Town Street.
Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going to ctnofa.org/FarmersMarkets.htm



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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through Thursday you can catch, The Source Family, about a secretive and outlandish commune in Los Angeles in the 1970’s.  Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is: Violeta Went to Heaven, a portrait of  the influential figure in world music and a complex icon of Chilean history. Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of Hannah Arendt,  a  new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. realartways.org for details.

At Ci-ne-studio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford presents "Becoming Traviata," a thrilling witness to the efforts of opera director Jean-François Sivadier and exceptional coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay . You can find show times and info at cinestudio.org.


               And now here’s a run-down of what's on the air tonight at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano, an hour of the latest and greatest independent, rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

That's followed at 6 by Free Speech Radio News, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica network.

Fusion Radio with James Fusion comes on at  6:30, featuring techno from around the globe.

Then it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce, the best of underground house music, mixed live for your listenign pleasure.

At 9:30,it's N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk, serious turntablism since 1998.

That's followed at 11 by Midnite Munchiez with DJ Gus Lo, the below-ground street music you've been craving.

And then at 12:30, it's Overdrive with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott, a mix of urban contemporary, hip hop and traditional gospel at its best.

Then at 4, the BBC kicks on, followed by Morning Edition on NPR.

If you missed any of today's Jive, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive.
And if you value WESU for programming you can't get elsewhere, why not make a donation? Go to www.wesufm.org and click on Donate Now. Thanks.

Now stay tuned for The Needle Drop!

Monday, June 24, 2013

6-25-13 Jive

 06-25-13 Jive


Good evening, it's Tuesday, June 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. Thanks for tuning in.

Here in Middletown, on Wednesday night, at The Buttonwood Tree, brings a night of Karaoke for all ages.   Friday night, The Buttonwood Tree presents an evening of Jazz with The Sean Clapis Trio featuring Noah Baerman and Henry Lugo. 

On Saturday mornings, The Buttonwood offers a series of wellness activities from Qigong (sounds like > Chi gung) and yoga, to Self empowerment workshops. Saturday night, The Buttonwood Tree "Songwriter Sessions" featuring Lara Herscovitch, Phil Henry & Gary Moon.
Sunday, is a busy day The Buttonwood starting with a worship service at 10am. Then, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood each Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare them beforehand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.

Sunday afternoon at 1pm brings Rumpus, a platform for others to explore their own music. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found at www.buttonwood.org .

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New haven, you can catch The Murder Junkies;  Nasty Disaster, and Goat Herder for a night of loud music. Wednesday Café Nine presents:FOR THE SAKE OF THE SONG ROADSHOW: featuring Patrick Corman; Jenee Halstead; Susan Cattaneo, and Johnny Mainstream. Thursday night at Café Nine, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Night Beds, Jenny O. & John Parson (of Modern Merchant).  Friday night brings Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent to Café Nine for a night of solid blues.  The weekly, Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by The Nick DiMaria Quartet this week. Then, Saturday The Defibulators, Rusty Things, and  Proud Flesh take the stage for a night of roots music at The Nine. Sunday afternoon at 4pm, DRINKDEEPLY Presents: Saxtet, an Eight-piece jazz ensemble under the direction of pianist/composer Darren Litzie & featuring sax great Andrew Beals.  Sunday night, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Cory Chisel and Brian Dolzani at The Nine. www.cafenine.com for details.

Down in New Haven at Toad's Place, Wednesday it's the weekly Electronic Dance Music Night downstairs while The Del Lords take the Lily Pad Stage. Thursday the WHAT U COLOR BLIND? TOUR features: Freeway, Fred The Godson, Milliano, Drag-On & more with music Spun By: DJ KG & DJ Token.  Friday electronic artists VASKI performs at Toads with MANTIS plus additional performances over TWO stages by GNOSTIC, SCATZ, HIGHLIFE, BIG, I.C., SPLITLIP and more. BLAKE SCHWARZENBACH (of Jawbreaker & Jets To Brazil) performs on Friday on the Toad’s LILLY’S PAD stage Friday night with Wolves At Bay and New Year's Revolution opening the show. Saturday night The White Panda and Yonas stop at Toads.  www.toadsplace.com for details.

Tonight and every Tuesday Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, hosts Michael Palin’s other orchestra, an 18-piece big band. Wednesdays bring the long-running, weekly Blues Jam, hosted, this week, by Tim McDonald.  Friday, Chicago native, Bluesman Kal David takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday, it’s the blues stylings of Mike Law & the Playboys. www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.

The CT Poetry Society, Middletown Chapter, holds its meetings on the last Wednesday of every month. The meetings are open to the public and take place at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room 3
at Middletown’s Russell Library on Broad St.

The Middletown Commission on the Arts monthly meeting is this Wednesday (June 26),  at 7 pm in the City Arts Office, 100 Riverview Center-Suite 140. The public is welcome to attend; the public session is at the beginning of the meeting.

The Middletown Symphonic Band will be performing an outdoor concert on Wednesday, June 26, at Pierson Park in Cromwell beginning at 7 PM. The concert, which is part of the Cromwell Summer Concert Series, is open to the public and admission is free. The Middletown Symphonic Band will also be performing an outdoor concert on Thursday,  at the 7 Summit Street Gazebo in East Hampton beginning at 6 PM.  http://www.middletownsymphonicband.org/

Artists for World Peace presents the 2nd Annual Dance for Peace at The Kate, in Old Saybrook, on Saturday, June 29, from 6:30 to 8pm. Showcasing a wide range of dance styles, including contemporary, Haitian, Bollywood, and belly dance, Dance for Peace promises an uplifting and inspiring celebration of dance and community.  http://artistsforworldpeace.org/

The acoustic duet, Rusted Keys, performs on the last Sunday morning of every month- beginning at 9:00 a.m.- at BrewBakers, on Main Street, Middletown,  (860-852-0034)

New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas concludes with an action-packed agenda this week. Highlights include the acclaimed stage production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, a new collaboration from the team behind the Tony Award-winning Broadway & West End hit, WAR HORSE; A One Man Circus, Traditional Indian Dance,  and a free concert of Ethiopian Dance Music featuring Debo Band and Fendika, Saturday evening on the New Haven Green. More online at www.artidea.org

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through Thursday you can catch, The Source Family, about a secretive and outlandish commune in Los Angeles in the 1970’s.  Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is: Violeta Went to Heaven, a portrait of  the influential figure in world music and a complex icon of Chilean history. Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of Hannah Arendt,  a  new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. realartways.org for details.

Tonight, Ci-ne-studio, Trinity College's cinema in Hartford, presents Augustine, a film that examines the real-life story of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, a renowned 19th-century neurologist and a teacher of Freud, and Charcot’s patient Augustine, a 19-year-old kitchen maid. Also tonight (June 25), Cinestudio kicks off a run of "Becoming Traviat"a a thrilling witness to the efforts of opera director Jean-François Sivadier and exceptional coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay . You can find show times and info at cinestudio.org.


               And now here’s a run-down of what's on the air tonight (Tuesday) here at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:


Right after The Jive at Five stay tuned for: An hour of folk and Americana roots music with Bill Revill.

Weekdays at 6 Free Speech Radio News From the Pacifica Network offers a daily dose of alternative international news and reporting.


At 6:30 Bill Revill is back in the air chair for another 90 minutes of roots music on Acoustic Blender.

At 8pm, J-Cherry presents Voice of the City, for a 60 minute spotlight on local arts and culture.

At 9pm, It’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who warns of a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingertips.

From 10:30- Midnight tune in for Stage Presence with J-Rock who invites you to: Put your hands together for some of the greatest live musical performances ever captured on recording. From Led Zeppelin to John Coltrane, Bob Dylan to Victor Wooten, and YoYo Ma to Daft Punk, Stage Presence has a place for all live musical performances. No tickets required!


At Midnight it’s Amateur Hour with Omardaslayer and Tree Paths.


At 1am, Our summer Late Night Concert Series Features 3 hrs of live recordings of concerts in their entirety, from a wide range of musical genres.


The  BBC World News kicks on at 4am and Morning Edition from NPR kicks off our Broadcast day tomorrow at 5am.


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 wesufm.org/jive.


Thanks for your support and thanks for listening!


Now stay tuned for an hour of Acoustic Music With Bill Revil!