Good evening! It’s Tuesday, January 14th. This is the Jive at Five - our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your listener supported 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 Connversations on Health Care (heard on Wednesdays at 4:30) CHC- Thanks for joining us today.
Now for our rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, Manic Productions Presents: East African Soul Singer, Meklit Hadero. Tet Offensive opens that show. Wednesday, Jazz Haven presents the Tony Purrone Trio at Cafe 9!! Thursday night, the Councious hhip hoppers, Political Animals headline a show at The Nine with Zak G, Apollo Suns and more opening the show. Friday night you can catch a Record Release Show for Goodnight Blue Moon with special guests “Oh Cassius” and “Milksop:Unsung”. Cafe Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the George Baker BAnd this week. Saturday night there’s a St Patricks Day Parade Fundraiser at Café nine with Jovial Crew and Ample. Sunday afternoon at 4pm Drink Deeply presents: Saxtet & Andrew Beals to be followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Langley Brothers Band. www.cafenine.com
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 long running weekly Blues Jam will be hosted by Ed Bradley. Friday Night, Shawn Holt & The Teardrops take the Sally’s stage for a night of authentic Blues. Shawn Holt is the son of legendary Blues Legend Magic Slim, a chip off the old block, fronting his dad's band. Ct blues group Bad Rooster takes the Sally’s Stage Saturday night. www.blackeyedsallys.com.
Tomorrow/Wednesday here in Middletown, The Arts Stakeholders Community Group will meet in The Russell Library’s Hubbard Room at 2pm. The Arts Stakeholders Group (ASG) meeting is open to any interested and invested arts stakeholder, be that an artist, an arts organization, a creative business, a concerned advocate, etc. more online at www.artstogo.org
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers gather at The Library Wednesday evening at 7pm. Author Elisabeth Petry will continue to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 pm on Thursday night in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library. www.Russellllibrary.org
Also, here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Tomorrow/Wednesday is Film night and they will be showing “Heart of the Country at 7pm. Friday night Firecracker – Nathan Day & JD Williams make for a night of Americana and folks music. Saturday morning kicks off with Tai Chi and a self empowerment workshop. Saturday night Charter Oak Bluegrass returns to the Buttonwood. 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. Sunday evening brings the Monthly Poetry Pot-Luck to the Buttonwood. www.buttonwood.org
Manic Productions Presents: Black Taxi and Violent Mae at Bar In NewHaven Wednesday night. Friday Manic presents a bill headlined by Saintseneca at The Space in Hamden. LVL UP, I Kill Giants, Circle//Circle, & For Everest open that show. www.manicproductions.org
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, Thursday night there’s LOCAL ROCK SHOWCASE with, Agenda 21, Civil Pilots, Cold Pizza, Common Ground, Haris Shah, House Silbor, Royal Din, and Walking Contradiction. Friday night blues rock legend JOHNNY WINTER returns to the Toads Place Stage. Murray The Wheel and JW Jones open that show. Sunday brings the Toad’s Place Annual MLK FUNKFEST…IN LILLY’S PAD featuring Dave Kardas Band, Greg Sherrod, High Gear, 6 Train Soldier, and T.E.A.P. www.toadsplace.com.
On the third Thursday of every month, creative people come together for conversation, art and music at Real Art Ways Creative Coktail hour in Hartford. This month DJ Mal provides the music. Saturday night Real Art Wasy presents “Speak Up”, an evening of true stories centered on a common theme, told by storytellers chosen for their skill and expertise. All stories are 5-10 minutes long. The storytellers include: Chris Hall, Andrew Mayo, Matthew Dicks, Christina O'Sullivan, Jennifer Stanish, Cara Paiuk, Nathaniel Bates, John Leahy. More online at www.Realartways.org
Dave Mason returns to Infinity Hall in Norfolk Thursday night. Tracy Walton and Eddie Seville make their way back to Infinity Hall for their rescheduled date, this Friday. Saturday night Country Rocker Junior Brown takes the Infinity Hall stage. Sunday night at 7:30pm, Singer & songwriter Robert Earl Keen returns to Infinity Hall! http://www.infinityhall.com
Alice in Wonderland goes to the Circus in “Circophony's Circus in Wonderland at Oddfellows Playhouse this weekend in a fast-paced, all ages 45 minute show presented by the talented teen performers of Circophony under the Direction of Dic Wheeler. Performances are Friday at 7:30 pm & Saturday at 2 pm & 7:30 pm. www.oddfellows.org
Friday night, Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge on Main Street Ext presents Jocelyn Pleasant with Corey Hutchins. www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com.
in Hartford on SATURDAY, The Arch Street Tavern presents: a PLEASUREDOME PARTY featuring Shag Frenzy, Post-Modern Panic, Garage Flower, and Jennifer Hill. http://www.archstreettavern.com
Now here's a rundown of some cinema you can catch off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Showing through Thursday At Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can catch "Bettie Page Reveals All", an intimate look at the rise, and fall, and rise again of one of the world's most recognized and controversial sex symbols. With her razor sharp wit and Tennessee twang Bettie Page emerges from decades of seclusion to reveal her secret past and narrate her own life story. Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of the new documentary, More than honey, an informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis. www.realartways.org.
At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, this week, you can experience the film, "The Great Beauty", which has been both hugely popular and sharply dividing audiences with its overarching question, Is Italy in Decline? Sunday, Cinestudio begins a run of the 1986 critically acclaimed French film, Mauvais Sang, in which Small-time crook Denis Lavant gets pulled into a superheist to break into a high tech lab to steal the cure to a fatal disease that strikes people who “make love but do not love.” More can be found at www.cinestudio.org
And now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU.
Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for a drive time dose of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill featuring an eclectic mix of roots music for your pleasure.
At 6pm, experience to 30 minutes of commentary from the World Socialist news Website.
Bill Revill is back in the chair for a 90 more minutes of Americana roots music on Acoustic Blender at 6:30
J-Cherry and the Strawberry’s host an hour of live local arts and entertainment from 8-9pm.
At 9pm DJ Cheshire Cat offers a truncated episode of his free form music show, Wonderland to make room for the 2nd episode of a “75 Years of Socially Conscious Music” beginning at 10pm. Broadcast weekly throughout January, this program features listener and staff suggestions that reflect both socially conscious music and WESU’s 75 year old commitment to free form radio!
But the “75 Years of…” project will continue throughout 2014, and WESU wants your input! Each month, we’ll have a new theme, and we want your suggestions on songs to include! February will feature “75 Years of Lyrics Beyond the English Language”. We are looking for your favorite recordings whose lyrics are in a language other than English, regardless of genre. Details online at www.wesufm.org
After that at 11:30 catch a short Dub meditation mix with Big Bent.
At midnight enjoy an archived episode of “Eating your Feelings with DJ Butter” as she explores the subjects of suspicious food.
At 1am we dig back into our archives to bring you an hour of Latin music with DJ Zargo and DJ Camaguey on Musica Pa Gozar!
At 2am stay tuned for a 2 hour spotlight on the Jimi Hendrix you never knew!
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 www.wesufm.org/jive
2014 Marks 75 years of Alternative music, Public Affairs, and community service for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at www.wesufm.org
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Thanks for listening! Stay tuned for some great Acoustic Music with Bill Revill.