Tuesday, January 21, 2014

01-21-13 jive

Good evening! It’s Tuesday, Jan. 21st. 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 Conversations on Health Care Heard here in WESU Wednesdays at 4:30pm.

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

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight Words & Music presents a bill featuring Saint Cobra, Jason Prince, Tim Parrish, and If Jesus Had Machine Guns. Wednesday, DrinkDeeply presents Food, with the Kitchen Sink and Four on Three. Thursday brings Grayson Hugh to Café Nine. Then Friday, it’s Tom Hearn, followed by The Dictators NYC and Dead City. Café nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon jazz jam session will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends.  That’s followed at 9pm by the Go Kat Go ! Birthday Bash, with Screamin' Rebel Angels and The Bloodshots. Sunday’s bluegrass jam at Café Nine is with Stacy Phillips, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band. 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 Sally’s weekly open Blues Jam will be hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. Friday, Blues Man -Poppa Chubby, takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday, it’s Ryan Hartt &the Blue Hearts. www.blackeyedsallys.com  

In Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Tomorrow/Wednesday brings the Buddhist Film Festival with “Streams of Light – Shin Buddhism in America.” Friday, it’s Cricket Tell the Weather, a five-piece indie string band featuring bluegrass-inspired original music.  Saturday morning brings community yoga and an empowerment workshop to the Buttonwood, and then at 8 p.m., Asylum Quartet, four saxophonists performing classical masterpieces, pulsing electronic sounds of minimalism, and euphoric klezmer at breakneck speeds. www.buttonwood.org .

Manic Productions brings several shows to nearby venues this week. Wednesday, at Bar in New Haven, it’s Woodsman and Atrina. Saturday at Hamden’s Spaceland Ballroom, its Mephiskapheles, Flip Ya For Real, Inspector 7, and the Hempsteadys. www.manicproductions.com.

Thursday night in Hartford, Middletown’s own Ultimate M.C. El Vee hosts a night of hip hop at Sully’s Pub. Friday night Bragging Rights w/ Sadplant & Two Fisted Law take the Sully’s stage. Saturday brings an appearance by Dirty Sanchez. www.sullyspub.com

at Toad’s Place in New Haven, Thursday brings Gramatik’s winter tour 2014, with Branx and Gibbz. Friday is the Opus Blizzard B-Day Bash 2014, presented by Mindsnap Music, featuring Alcoholica, Earth, Darkitecht, Nasty Disaster, Kings & Liars, NightBitch, and Curse The Son. Sunday brings Lotus and The Werks to Toad’s. www.toadsplace.com .

Here in Middletown this Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m brings the 3rd Annual Gala resident Art Show to One Mac Donough Place in Middletown, the event also features residents reading original poetry, live music, fabulous hors d'ouvres, desserts, coffee and wine.  860-358-5811 for info.

Friday in Middletown brings the first in a series of enrollment fairs for folks who are uninsured or underinsured, and unsure about  how to apply for the new Health Insurance through CT's Exchange. Staffers of community-based agencies will provide free one-on-one help with the online application process between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street. You must bring copies of last year’s tax return, Social Security numbers for all family members applying, citizenship or immigrant status documents and your most recent pay stub. Can’t make Friday’s enrollment fair? Mark your calendar for two in February, on the 12th and 22nd. If you are interested in attending any of the fairs, call Vicky Lowe at (860) 465-8281 x106. 

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

At RealArtWays in Hartford, the new documentary,  More Than Honey, an informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis, continues through Thursday. Opening Friday and running till the end of January is The Rocket, in which a boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he's not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival. Saturday, for one matinee showing only, it’s Blue is the Warmest Color, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes last year. The film centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle, who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love.
Learn more at www.realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, Mauvais Sang ends its run tonight. Wednesday, Captain Phillips opens. Sunday brings Generation War, part 1 and part 2, a controversial and widely-seen German television miniseries that has finally gotten a film release in the United States. It tells the story of five friends who, on Christmas Eve 1941, celebrate and promise to meet again in one year’s time. It turns into the last moment of their youth, as the war begins, affecting them each in different ways. www.cinestudio.org.

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
Please be aware that severe weather might impact tonight’s on air program…

Here’s what’s planned:

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 we will dip into the WESU program archives to bring you some long lost programs to keep you warm and cozy during the anticipated snow storm.

The BBC world news starts at 4am and that’s  followed by NPR's Morning Edition at 5am.

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  

We also hope you will vote for WESU as the Best College radio station in the CT Now / Hartford Advocate Best of Hartford Readers Poll. Look for our DJs in the Brest Radio show category too!   You can find a link to the poll on our website or at www.CTnow.com . The polls are only open through February 5th, so please help us out and spread the word!

Thanks for listening! Stay tuned for some great Acoustic Music with Bill Revill.

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