Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thursdays 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!

Good evening! It’sThursday, January 2nd Happy New Year and Thank yo to all of our listeners for donating during our annual winter pledge drive! 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! 

Here's a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.

Drive safe tonight and call ahead to any venues to be sure they are open.
The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown is closed tonight due to the strom. Saturday Night its Artists for World Peace: The Flying Particles Composers/performers Robert Nasta, Kevin O’Neil, and Michael Pestel will present an evening of adventurous, spirited musical conversations between three seasoned contemporary improvisers.  Coming together under the banner of “The Flying Particles.” they will also be celebrating the release of their new CD.“Aligned with Source” A Workshop for Empowerment
January 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm $5 sugg. donation Annaita is a Spiritual & Holistic Healer who moved to Connecticut from India. Experienced in applying varied healing modalities to a wide range of situations, her primary focus has been to heal through empowerment. In these inter-active workshops, Annaita shares her deep understanding of life, holism and spirituality enabling you to rise above life’s challenges, live a healthy, fulfilled & confident life. 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.

Up in Hartford, Blackeyed Sally’s Saturday at Sally’s, it’s the Mighty Soul Drivers, bringing the classic Soul sounds of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and points South to the hills of New England.

Tonight Down in New Haven, at Cafe Nine, Cellular Chaos, The Simple Pleasure, and Jerkagram take the Caf√© Nine stage Friday’s 5 o’clock happy hour performer is Victor Roland, followed at 9 by Benefit for CT Death Quads -Men's Roller Derby, with Polluter, Oughts, and Wolves At Bay. 
Saturday’s jazz jam at 4:30 features Mike Coppola and friends; then at 7:30, it’s Big Lazy and Happy Ending. Sunday’s Blues Boot Camp at 8 is with  Greg Sherrod.

At Toads Place in New Haven Friday’s Hair of the New Year Dog keeps the local music coming with rock and metal, including these bands: 1.21 Gigawatts, Angry Reaction, Benders, Big Ed, Big Moon, Double The Dial, Feed The Pigs, Hollow, Idiot Excuse, Karmic Justice, Killin Cupid, SNAP, Velcro Buddha, and Zombii. Saturday’s Electro Glow Party is with Report to Bass 3.

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

Tonight, Real Art Ways in Hartford  is the documentary on Noam Chomsky called “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? O
pening  Friday is the feature “Go for Sisters”, about a mother’s search for her son who went missing along the Mexican border. Also opening Friday is Bastards, a French thriller about a man’s determination to exact revenge for the violence done to his family.   

Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  reopens tomorrow with "Kill Your Darlings", in which Daniel Radcliffe, otherwise known to the world as Harry Potter, transforms himself into the skinny, intellectual, Jewish, and closeted gay college student -1940s-era Alan Ginsberg. Opening Sunday at Cinestudio is the Norwegian documentary Liv and Ingmar. In all of the love affairs between directors and their muses, few were so passionate - or resulted in so many great movies - as the one between legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman and Norwegian actress Liv Ullman. This new documentary traces both their stormy relationship and the art they collaborated on For more information

Now Here's a rundown of tonights programing on WESU 88.1 FM 

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

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, help us wrap up our Winter Holiday Pledge Drive by supporting the station with a donation. We still need nearly $5000 to reach our goal by the end of 2013.  You can make that donation with yoru credit card or checking account info online at

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