Tuesday, January 28, 2014

1-28-13 Jive

 Good evening! It’s Tuesday, January 28th.  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 on Wednesdays at 4:30 here on WESU.  Thanks for joining us.

Here’s a brief rundown of some of the cultural and entertaining happenings in our area this week.

Here in Middletown, The S.W.E.E.T. Potato Society Meets at the Buttonwood Tree at 8pm. tonight. Friday night, Donna Martin and Gail Wade joining forces for a night of songwriting, great guitar playing and harmonies as they weave their way through their combined catalogs of folk, country, bluegrass and beyond.  Saturday morning kicks off with Tai Chi and a self empowerment workshop at The Buttonwood.  You can catch the internationally acclaimed Laszlo Gardony Jazz Trio Saturday night at 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. This Sunday evening brings the return of the improv-comedy troupe, The Great Make Believe Society to the Buttonwood at 7pm.  www.buttonwood.org

Down in New Haven, tonight,  Drink Deeply presents: A triple bill with James Fonicello,  Michael Kusek,  and M.T. Bearington. Wednesday night Cafe 9 presents Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound and The Hoolios for a night of rocking roots and rhythm and blues with a New Orleans flavor!! Thursday night, Spirit Family Reunion plays homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with at the Nine. That bill also features Quiet Life from Portland, OR.  Friday night Drink Deeply presents: a night of metal and loud rock with Intercourse, GRIZZLOR, Death Church, and Reptilian Race.  Cafe Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Mike Coppola and Friends this week.  Saturday night Café nine hosts a record Release Show for Moving Brooklyn featuring Breakthrough Frequencies and Pat Mitchell.   Sunday evening brings the Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod to The Nine. www.cafenine.com

In Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18 piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s long running weekly Blues Jam will be hosted by Tim Mcdonald. Friday Night, Shaka & the Soul Shakers take the Sally’s stage for a night of authentic Bluesiana Swamp Soul. Saturday night Easy Baby plays electric post war blues at Sally’s .  www.blackeyedsallys.com.

The CT Poetry Society Middletown Chapter holds its monthly meeting at 6pm this Wednesday in meeting room 3 at Russell Library. The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers also 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

Manic Productions Presents: a free show at Bar In New Haven Wednesday night featuring Brick + Mortar from NJ and  CT’s  Dance, Charlatan!” Thursday night Manic presents a bill featuring The Backyard Committee, Elijah Ocean, Daphne Lee Martin, & Frank Critelli at The Outer Space in Hamden.  www.manicproductions.org

Also down in New Haven, Wednesday night Toad’s Place presents a night of Americana with GREENSKY BLUEGRASS and Tumbleweed Wanderers. Friday night SHAKEDOWN returns to the Toads Place Stage.  Eggy and Leaf Jumpers open that show.  www.toadsplace.com

Thursday at 5pm Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: The Opening Reception and Gallery Talk for the new Davison Art Center’s show, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" on display through March 5th. Thursday and Friday bring The New England Premiere of The Assembly’s production "HOME/SICK" t the CFA Theater.  The Assembly is a Brooklyn-based ensemble theater project of multi-disciplinary performance artists. "HOME/SICK", explores the political history of how a handful of student activist leaders, disgusted by the Vietnam War and the U.S. government’s repression of those seeking equality domestically, seized control of the Students for a Democratic Society movement in 1969.
There will be a post-performance Q&A with Mark Rudd on Thursday January 30. Mr. Rudd was a student activist and organizer in the Students for a Democratic Society at Columbia University, and helped found the Weather Underground. He was a federal fugitive from 1970 to 1977. Upon his return to the U.S., Mr. Rudd has worked as an organizer and community college instructor in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa    for details 

Internationally acclaimed Folks songstress (and Wesleyan Alum) Dar Williams returns to Infinity Hall in Norfolk Thursday night. Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, make for a night of rocking  Celtic filled music at Infinity Hall Friday night.  Saturday night NRBQ returns to Infinity Hall.  Sunday.  http://www.infinityhall.com

Friday night, here in Middletown you can catch the Nu Groove band at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge on Main Street Ext www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com

On Friday, The Arch Street Tavern in Hartford presents: CT Indie Punk Rockers, Dangerous Animals at the Arch. Saturday night brings the  conscious hip hop of Political Animals to The Arch St Tavern http://www.archstreettavern.com

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

Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, is showing  "The Rocket", in which a boy leads his family on calamity-filled journey Laos to find a new home. Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is “More Than Honey “, an informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the world wide bee-population crisis. This Weekend, Real Art Ways begins their series of Oscar nominate short films.

Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford ends their run of Part 1 of the controversial  German television miniseries Generation War.  Opening Wednesday at Cinestudio is the film, “12 years a Slave”, a movie based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup, who was born a free man in the North, only to be sold into slavery when he visited Washington, D.C. where he lived in bondage for another 12 years. Sunday, Cinestudio begins a run of Generation War, part 2. More can be found at
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.

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 4th and final 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 

at 11:30 Dylan is back from break to bring some heavy duty loud rock and roll to the airwaves on A Hate supreme.

After that we will dip into the WESU program archives to bring you some long lost programs to keep you warm and cozy.

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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