Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday's Jive 08-22-14

Good afternoon, it's Friday, August 22nd, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down 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 week nights and weekends. I'm Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

Tonight at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown they’ve got country music with Cart*Wheel beginning at 8. Saturday at 10:30 a.m. it's the Aligned with Source workshop, featuring spiritual and holistic healer Annaita. The topic is “Merging With All That You Are.” On the stage Saturday night at 8 will be
Connecticut guitarist Dan Arcamone and his jazz group. Visit

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight’s 9pm show features The Throttles, and The Radiation.  Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with the George Baker Band at 4:30, followed at 8:30 by the CD Release Show of John D’Amato. Sunday at 8, their original Sunday Night Jam features The Morris Trent Band. Visit

On Sunday at The Space in Hamden, the 7:30 show features Kevin Morby (of Woods), along with The Oddbodies, Cold Feet, and Budris presented by Manic Productions. All their offerings are at

Down in New Haven tonight at Toad’s Place, Adrenaline Mob is the headliner, sharing the stage with Crossing Rubicon, Evil Eyes, and Eyes of the Dead. More details at

Tonight at 6;30 at Sears Park in East Hampton it's music yoga on the beach. With Radiant yoga, and music by members of gigglejuice and JCherry & The Strawberries.

Also in East Hampton there is the Friday weekly open mic night starting at 7PM and every Saturday night live music, and Sundays it's Acoustic music and brunch at Higher Grounds. For more information call (860) 467-6634.

Tonight at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, Jay E! performs at 8. Saturday brings NuGroove to the stage. Their full calendar is at And that’s scatz with a z.

Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford presents Blonde & Blue tonight. Saturday’s 9 p.m. show features blues guitarist and performer Popa Chubby. has the details.

On Saturday, the Grit ‘N Wit event will occur from 9 to 3 at Keney Park in Hartford.  There are over three miles of mental challenges, mind puzzles, and physical obstacles. Visit

The Wadsworth Mansion’s annual Open Air Market happens this Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Middletown. Music is provided by the Middletown Symphonic Band, The Michael Cleary Band, and Slowpoke.  Vendors will be offering Connecticut grown or made products, and docents will lead historical tours. Visit to learn more.

Also, on Sunday this week, The CT Chapter of the Natural Food Associates presents their 61st Annual All Natural Food Summer Picnic. This event is hosted by Jim and Rosemary, hosts of WESU’s own Living Naturally program and is free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be Dr. Matthew Robinson, ND who will present Natural Therapies, Essential Nutrients missing from today’s food, and how mainstream media misleads people.  The event happens rain or shine at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford and begins at 1:30. For more details and information you can call 203-269-06492

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are in full bloom, and are located: in Middletown on Tuesdays; in East Haddam and Old Saybrook on Wednesdays; in Clinton, Durham, and Middletown on Thursdays; in Higganum and Middletown on Fridays; in Ivoryton on Saturdays, and in Chester on Sundays. has your details.

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

Hartford’s Free Movies After Dark series wraps up tonight with a showing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in Bushnell Park. Visit

At Real Artways tonight the run of “Rich Hill” opens. This Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished midwestern town. Also opening tonight is “To Be Takei”, a chronology of the seven decades of Star Trek’s George Takei’s life. Go to

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Martin Scorsese’s Masterpieces of Polish Cinema series continues, with a different film each day. Tonight they’re showing “The Hourglass Sanitorium” and on Saturday they offer “Man of Iron”. Sunday’s films are “The Wedding,” and “A Short Film About Killing.” Go to their website for the details:

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:30pm it’s
 Chocolate Cake with DJ Rob. An hour long musical sugar high. Power-pop plus Brit-pop and singer/songwriters from the 60's to today.

Coming in at 6:30 it's a half-hour with Earth Out Loud/Youth Radio- which digs into learning about our habitat! For more info on this lively youth project visit

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10:30pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

Then at 10:30pm we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave - Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At Midnight until 4am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU's own WESParla 
 - A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from the Anthony Braxton Quartet, 8 Standards (Wesleyan) 2001, featuring Anthony Braxton, Kevin O'Neil, Andy Eulau, and Kevin Norton. The selection is Nuages and it's out on Barking Hoop Records.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s jive is online at

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