Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was produced by,

JCherry... producer and host of 

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Good evening! It’sThursday, August 21st, and this is the Jive at Five, our community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. 

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:

Tonight At the Buttonwood Tree here in Middletown on at 8 they’ve got country music with Cart*Wheel.   Saturday at 10:30 a.m. they’ve got the Aligned with Source workshop, featuring spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandh.  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.

At 7 pm on tonight , author Elisabeth Petry leads the weekly Veterans' Writing Group at the Russell Library in Middletown.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight “Jazz Fest in the Clubs,” featuring the Verve Jazz Ensemble.  Friday’s 9:00 show gives you 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. .

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. Tonight at the Space in Hamden, they bring you Dan Deacon, Fake Babies, and Furnsss.  On Sunday, also at The Space, the 7:30 show features Kevin Morby (of Woods), along with The Oddbodies, Cold Feet, and Budris.

Down in New Haven, tonight, Toad’s features Red Wanting Blue/The Alternative Routes with the Sounds Like Summer US Tour.    On Friday, Adrenaline Mob is the headliner, sharing the stage with Crossing Rubicon, Evil Eyes, and Eyes of the Dead.

Tonight at 6, the Hartford Marathon Foundation and Riverfront Recapture sponsor a 5K race at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford.

Friday at 6;30 at Sears Park in East Hampton it's alive music yoga on the beach. With Radiant yoga, and music by memebers 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.

Every Friday, at 9 p.m., Dave Downs hosts a new weekly open mic and invites songwriters to perform at The Nest, located at 129 Church Street, Middletown.  Info at 860.788.2736.

Also on Friday, at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, Jay E! performs at 8. Saturday brings NuGroove to the stage. That’s scatz with a z.
at Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford Blonde & Blue.  Saturday’s 9 p.m. show features blues guitarist and performer Popa Chubby.

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.

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.

Also, on Sunday this week, The CT Chapter of the National 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 Main stream 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.  fills in the details.

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

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

At Real Artways tonight they have the monthly Creative Cocktail Hour at 6, where creative people meet for conversation, art, and music.  There’ll be dance classes, so bring your dancing shoes.  On Friday 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. “Rich Hill” continues through the weekend, as well as “To Be Takei,” opening Friday, a chronology of the seven decades of Star Trek’s George Takei’s life.

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 Illumination”.  Thursday’s film is “The Promised Land;” and Friday’s will be “The Hourglass Sanitorium.” On Saturday they offer “Man of Iron,” and Sunday’s films are “The Wedding,” and “A Short Film About Killing.”

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

Now, Here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! I'll play mostly world music, blended with music from the US and music from down the road. Music that I love that I want to share with WESU listeners. 

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
Where hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam
The Underdogs Edge will feature local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio.

(2,4) Multifarious with DJ Bard and DJ Sunny D
Brief segments of music constantly interrupted by the hosts debating who has better taste in music.

Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and Pete
Looking at the arts and culture through an abstract prism. Radio Obscura aims to replace the tiny voice inside your head with new better voices. 
Dr. Pitkow and the Waste of Time with Jake Pitkow
No talk. No jokes. You're getting 60 minutes (ok, 53 with breaks) of eclectic delights, but here's the twist: every week's playlist will form a story based on a theme which is both specific and universal.
The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation

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

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