Monday, March 10, 2014

03-10-13 Jive

Good evening! It’s Monday, March 10th.  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.

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

Tonight at 8 at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street in Middletown, presents TheAnythign Goes open mic with Alan BradleyWednesday evening evening an Evening Oasis Belly Dancing presentation. Thursday TheButtonwood hosts The Writers out loud poetry and Pores open mic. Friday night Hannah’s filed brings their unique “gypsy reggae” sound to the buttonwood. Saturday morning brings quigong (chi kung), tai chi, community yoga and an empowerment workshop.  At 7:30 p.m Saturday, night Sean Clapis plays jazz guitar 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. Sunday evening also brings the monthly Poetry potluck event to the buttonwood tree.   Details about all Buttonwood events at .

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, the Jazz Monday featured performer is Brian Charrette. On Tuesday evening Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18 piece big band works out new material at Sally’s. Wednesday’s Blues Jam will be hosted by is with Brandt Taylor this week. Friday brings Paul Gabriel to the Sally’s stage. Saturday at Sally’s,  Jeff pitchell and Texas Flood Return to the Black Eyed Sally’s stage. Details at

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight at 8 Xavier Serrano takes the stage with James Fonicello, Stephany Brown, Michael Kusek opening the show.  Tomorrow, you can catch The Keys and Lauren Farrell at The nine. Wednesday brings a night of OUTLAW COUNTRY! With Lorin Walker Madsen & the Hustlers. Dave Hill opens that show.  Thursday, Food Will Win the War, Ultrabunny, and The Mendition of The Quay take the Café nine Stage. . Friday at 5, Lonesome Bill Calash plays a set then later at 9, you can catch Run Jenny, an explosive, all-female, pop/alternative rock infused band. Saturday afternoon’s jazz jam session is with Tony DioGuardi and friends. Saturday night, Manic Productions Presents: Xenia Rubinos, An Historic, & Olive Tiger. Sunday afternoon brings a St. Patricks Day Parade Party featuring King Sickabilly & His Full Moon Boys to to Café Nine for a 4pm show. Then at 8, it’s the The Original Sunday Night Jam, with the Langley Project. Details at

On Wednesday at 9, also in New Haven, Manic Productions brings White Hinterland and  Mission Zero , to Bar in New Haven. On Thursday, Manic presents Moonface ( w Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade / Sunset Rubdown) plus Saltland, and Violent Mae in The Ballroom at The outer Space in Hamden.  Find info at

The Riverwood Poetry Series, which continues on 
Thursday, March 13, at 7pm with 
Ginny Lowe Connors (Poet Laureate, West Hartford )  &
Jonathan Gillman (Greater Hartford Academy of The Arts, Theater Department)

Featured readings are followed by an Open Mic.  Come early to sign up.

The readings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 
814 Asylum Ave., Hartford (right down the street from Union Train Station).  
There is plenty of free, on-site, secure parking.  

Admission is free and everyone is welcomed. Donations greatly appreciated.
We also accept donations of non-perishables and canned-goods for The Crisis Food Support Program
of Asylum Hill Congregational Church.

Riverwood Poetry, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer organization, 
with support from the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund/Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Find us on line at,

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

At RealArtWays in Hartford, The Great Beauty, winner of the Oscar for best foreign film continues through Thursday.  Like Father, Like Son, about the repercussions of two babies being switched at birth also continues this week through Thursday. Tuesday night The Science on the screen series features Backdraft.  The new Romanian Drama Child’s Pose opens on Friday

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, the 1963 Italian classic Il Sorpasso continues tonight and Tomorrow. Wednesday Cinestudio begins a run of The CohenBrothers Film inside llewyn davis .
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU, as we launch this season's new schedule.

Right after the Jive at Five, Stick around for afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry for an hour of classic Jazz.

At 6pm stay tuned for Real Talk with Jonathan Spira featuring interviews of professors from the Connecticut area, from Classics and the Humanities to Sciences and Mathematics.
At 6:30 75 % folk with Michael Benson for 90 minutes of folk, jazz, blues, world music and more.

From 8-9:30 stay tuned for Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin featuring Americana music from Nashville and around the country including Folk, acoustic Country and roots-Rock from both emerging and veteran artists. Plus, interviews with performers and songwriters.

From 9:30-11pm The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee brings you the music of yesterday’s future, today.

At 11pmGirl Power Hour with DJ Moe and DJ Jeffrey presents an hour Chicks with picks and licks.
From 12-12:30am Romancipation with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth present  Tips on dating, love, and all of the above – and some songs to go with them.

At 12:30 it’s The Late Night Format with Adi Slepack. Based on a TV talk show format, the show will include a topical monologue, small and large entertainment segments, with guests, and pseudo-"musical performances".

At 1:30  Meet Music with DJ Rami explores a specific artist and their work and discuss the artist's influences, as well as how the artist has influenced their genre of music. I will change the music genre each month.

From 2:30-4am  Free Association with DJ Robin Hood Traveling through the past half-century (and beyond!) of popular music through song-by-song associations, from lyrical similarities to historical connections to the occasional Freudian slip.

The BBC kicks world news comes your way 4am and Moring Edition from NPR kicks off our broadcast day tomorrow at 5am.
And that’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you di dn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at

2014 marks 75 years of alternative music, public affairs, and community service for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at
Now stay tuned for Charles Henry.

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