Friday, November 29, 2013

11-29-jive



Good evening! It’s Friday, Nov. 29th,. 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us! 

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


 The City’s of Middletown’s Holiday on Main Street festivities kicked off at 4:00 pm this afternoon, starting at the South Green with Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. More online at www.arts2go.org     

Tonight, here in Middletown Sez Zion takes the stage at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge, on Main Street Ext.  Tomorrow, Saturday night Talented vocalist Rahsaan Langley takes the Scatz stage. www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com

Also here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight,  the Middletown High School Art Club hosts an opening event from @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm for their student sponsored gallery show. This Saturday morning at Thee buttonwood Tree kicks off with Tai Chi and community yoga. Saturday night Jazz vocalist Mary Ellen Lonergan will be performing songs from the Great American Songbook and Standards. Alex Nakimovsky will be joining her on piano while Phil Bowler plays bass.  On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm, as Rumpus, an invitation to express the rhythm inside you, takes place inside. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. Sunday afternoon at 2:30 John Basinger performs from Book 11 of Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. Books will be provided to follow along with. www.buttonwood.org


Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight Steve Broderick and The 100 Watt Suns take the stage with James Mauri Four and Chaser Eight opening the show.  Cafe Nine’s Saturday afternoon’s weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by Billy Cofrances. Saturday night Five in the Chamber and the Amanda Gregg / Chris Wuerth Duo duo make for a night of roots and bluegrass music at The Nine. Sunday Night brings Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrodwww.cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford, The Beehive Queen, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, return to the Blackeyed Sally’s stage.  Tomorrow/Saturday night, the Mike Crandall Band  plays the blues at Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com.


The Middletown Symphonic Band will be performing a Christmas Concert at the First Congregational Church in Wallingford, CT on Sunday at 2:00 PM. The church is located at 23 South Main Street in Wallingford. Admission is free. Additional information about the Middletown Symphonic Band and its schedule of holiday concerts is available at www.artstogo.org 



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

At Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine staring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin continues through Saturday. Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm The National Theatre presents a stage production of Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition, Hamlet. Sunday evening Cinestudio begins a run of Wong Kar-wai’s latest film, The Grandmaster for the action packed historical look at Bruce Lee’s legendary martial arts teacher. www. cinestudio.org

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


Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for: 

Chocolate Cake with DJ Rob offering an hour long musical sugar high featuring Power-pop plus Brit-pop and singer/songwriters from the 60's to today.

 at 6:30 Sistah Tee presents the Universal Sound Wave - 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, featuring  up and coming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music alongside the hit makers.

From 10 until Midnight, 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 Midnight until 2am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott  A contemporary mix of Christian  hip hop Rnb and Gospel.

At 2 to 2:30am it's Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash - bringing you the latest in aboveground & underground hip-hop DJ Lokash switches over to his new World Show – for the best in  Global Bass.

At 3am Maximum Rock & Roll Radio features 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  for a weekly, hour- 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.


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Thanks for listening and stay tuned for a slice of Chocolate Cake with Rob!

Wednesday, November 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
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Good evening! It’s Thursday, Nov. 28th, Happy Thanksgiving!  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.

Most venues are closed for Thanksgiving, have a safe and happy holiday!

Things kick into swing on Black Friday right here in Middletown

 The City’s Holiday on Main Street festivities kick off at 4:00 pm Friday, starting at Union Park, the South Green with Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. More online atwww.arts2go.org
 
Also here in Middletown Friday night, Sez Zion takes the stage at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge, on Main Street Ext.  Saturday night Talented vocalist Rahsaan Langley takes the Scatz stage. www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com.

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Friday The Middletown High School Art Club will be exhibiting its third student sponsored gallery show at The Buttonwood Tree during the month of November. The show, led by Senior Angela Byrd, will display an array of student art work celebrating Middletown High School. The opening event is Friday evening from @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Saturday morning kicks off with Tai Chi and community yoga. Saturday night Jazz vocalist Mary Ellen Lonergan will be performing songs from the Great American Songbook and Standards. Alex Nakimovsky will be joining her on piano while Phil Bowler plays bass.  On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm, as Rumpus, an invitation to express the rhythm inside you, takes place inside. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. Sunday afternoon at 2:30 John Basinger performs from Book 11 of Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. Books will be provided to follow along with. www.buttonwood.org


The Middletown Symphonic Band will be performing a Christmas Concert at the First Congregational Church in Wallingford, CT on Sunday at 2:00 PM. The church is located at 23 South Main Street in Wallingford. Admission is free. Additional information about the Middletown Symphonic Band and its schedule of holiday concerts is available at www.artstogo.org 



Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, The “Sizzla” scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled until further notice. Tickets refundable at point of service.  Friday night Chris Webby returns to Toads. .www.toadsplace.com

Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, Friday night Steve Broderick and The 100 Watt Suns take the stage with James Mauri Four andChaser Eight opening the show.  Cafe Nine’s Saturday afternoon’s weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by Billy Cofrances. Saturday night Five in the Chamber and the Amanda Gregg / Chris Wuerth Duo duo make for a night of roots and bluegrass music at The Nine. Sunday Night brings Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrodwww.cafenine.com.


Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, Saturday night, the Mike Crandall Band  plays the blues at Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com.


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

Real Art Ways in Hartford, RAW is closed for tonight for Thanksgiving.  Friday night Real Art Ways opens, the documentary “Muscle Shoals” telling the story of the unlikely breeding ground for some of the most creative music in American history. The Film Motel Life, based on the popular novel by Willy Vlautin, also opens on Friday night. Learn more at realartways.org.

Tonight at Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine staring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin opens Wednesday night and continues through Saturday, including tonight Thanksgiving day.  cinestudio.org is the source for more information.

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


Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for: 



















Monday, November 25, 2013

11-26-13 Jive



Good evening! It’s Tuesday, Nov. 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 weeknights and weekends.  I'm Marianne O’Hare producer of Conversations on Health Care. Thanks for joining us!

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

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight at 6 p.m there will be a S.W.E.E.T. Potato Society Meeting November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SWEET is an acronym for:  Sisters Working, Educating & Evolving Together “Representing All Aspects Of The Woman.” . The Middletown High School Art Club will be exhibiting its third student sponsored gallery show at The Buttonwood Tree during the month of November. The show, led by Senior Angela Byrd, will display an array of student art work celebrating Middletown High School. The opening event is Friday evening from @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. 

Saturday morning kicks off with Tai Chi and community yoga. Saturday night Jazz vocalist Mary Ellen Lonergan will be performing songs from the Great American Songbook and Standards. Alex Nakimovsky will be joining her on piano while Phil Bowler plays bass.  On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm, as Rumpus, an invitation to express the rhythm inside you, takes place inside. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. Sunday afternoon at 2:30 John Basinger performs from Book 11 of Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. Books will be provided to follow along with. www.buttonwood.org



 The CT Poetry Society Middletown Chapter holds its meetings on the last Wednesday of every month in Russell Library’sMeeting Room 3. The meetings are open to the public and take place 6 p.m. www.Russelllibrary.org for info 


Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight, the SMOKER’S CLUB tour stops at Toads featuring Joey Badass & Pro Era, Ab-Soul, The Underachievers, Chevy Woods and many more.  Wednesday, DEEP BANANA BLACKOUT returns to Toad’s Place  for their ANNUAL THANKSGIVING EVE SHOW. Like Violet is the opening act. The “Sizzla” scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled until further notice. Tickets refundable at point of service.  Friday night Chris Webby returns to Toads. . www.toadsplace.com

Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight,  Mac JoVin and Piranhas in Your Hot Tub take the stage.  Wednesday, brings the Dean Falcone's 17th Annual Thanksgiving All Star Vomitorium to Café nine.   Friday night Steve Broderick and The 100 Watt Suns take the stage with James Mauri Four and Chaser Eight opening the show.  Cafe Nine’s Saturday afternoon’s weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by Billy Cofrances. Saturday night Five in the Chamber and the Amanda Gregg / Chris Wuerth Duo duo make for a night of roots and bluegrass music at The Nine. Sunday Night brings Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod. www.cafenine.com.


Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, On Tuesday night’s, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s weekly Blues Jam, one of the longest running in New England, will be hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. Friday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez  return to the Sally’s stage. Saturday night, the Mike Crandall Band  plays the blues at Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com.


Back here in Middletown, The City’s Holiday on Main Street festivities kick off at 4:00 pm Friday, starting at Union Park, the South Green with Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. More online at www.arts2go.org
 
Also here in Middletown Friday night, Sez Zion takes the stage at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge, on Main Street Ext.  Saturday night Talented vocalist Rahsaan Langley takes the Scatz stage. www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com.

The Middletown Symphonic Band will be performing a Christmas Concert at the First Congregational Church in Wallingford, CT on Sunday at 2:00 PM. The church is located at 23 South Main Street in Wallingford. Admission is free. Additional information about the Middletown Symphonic Band and its schedule of holiday concerts is available at www.artstogo.org 



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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, through Wednesday you can catch: Broadway Idiot, which follows Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong from a punk rock concert at Madison Square Garden to the opening of his musical, American Idiot, on Broadway - only ten blocks away, but worlds apart. RAW is closed for Thanksgiving.  Friday night Real Art Ways opens, the documentary “Muscle Shoals” telling the story of the unlikely breeding ground for some of the most creative music in American history. The Film Motel Life, based on the popular novel by Willy Vlautin, also opens on Friday night. Learn more at realartways.org.

Tonight at Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, you can experience: Russian Ark, called an amazing technical tour-de-force: the entire film, shot inside St Petersburg’s Hermitage art gallery, and done in a single take by incredible Steadicam operator Tilman Büttner, of  Run Lola Run fame. Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine staring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin opens Wednesday night and continues through Saturday, including Thanksgiving day. 
cinestudio.org is the source for more information.

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


Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for: Bill Revill sitting in the student’s who’ve gone home for the holiday.

At 6pm each weeknight, Feature Story 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.

at  10:30- DJ Moe and DJ Jeffery are in the house for some free form fun.

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