Friday, September 12, 2014

09-12-14 Jive

Good evening! It’s Friday, September 12th. 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 Ben Michael, Thanks for joining us.

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

Here in Middletown, Wesleyan University celebrates and commemorates the Freedom Summer of 1964 with several events tonight and tomorrow,  A Freedom Summer Rolling Concert starts at 6pm this evening at Olin Library featuring the Middletown High School Choir, the Wesleyan Singers, and the Children’s Choir of Cross Street AME Zion Church. The march culminates at Welseyan’s Memorial Hall with performances by Dar Williams as well as Kim and Reggie Harris. Toorrow/Saturday, Wesleyan presents several lectures and conversations with civil rights activists, leaders, and educators including Margaret Burnham, Stephen Oleskey,  Penny Patch, Muriel Tillinghast,  Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and more. Details online at

Also happening here in Middletown at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight, you can catch the Allendale Rose trio playing balladry and world folk music.  Saturday morning at 10:30 they continue the Aligned with Source workshop with Annaita Gandhy, with this week’s theme being “Healing Hearts – The Courage to Trust.”  Saturday’s offering is “Noise in the Key of Bliss – Part 2:  Going for a SerenDip,” with Warren Byrd and Saskia Laroo.

The Village at South Farms in Middletown is holding a free outdoor concert this evening at 6:30 featuring the Skyriders.  Bring your own chairs.  Details at 860-344-8788

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

Also tonight, at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, The Lady Elizabeth Trio performs at 8. On Saturday, the Rahsaan Langley Project will play at That’s scatz with a z.

Tonight Manic Productions presents, Astro- nautalis at the Space in Hamden, along with other acts.   On Saturday, also at the Outer Space, Manic presents Diane Cluck and Olive Tiger.

Down in New Haven, Toad’s Place hosts the “I Love College:  Party Tour:  presented by Nu World at 10 p.m.

Tonight night at Infinity Hall’s new Hartford venue, you can catch comedian Paula Poundstone.  On Saturday, contemporary folk artist Suzanne Vega takes the stage at 8. for information  

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, right now you can catch an early set “Loves It”, followed at 9 by The Balkun Brothers Band, and Frank Viele. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon jazz jam session is with Gary Grippo & Friends at 4:30, followed at 10 by Ideat Village Rock Lottery.   On Sunday at 3 there’s a Benefit for the JRDF Walk to Cure Diabetes, featuring Pocket Vinyl and other acts, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Cobalt Rhythm Kings at 8.

At Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, tonight at 8 there’s the Truck Stop Troubadours show, bringing you the classic sounds of country music. On Saturday at 9, they’ve got Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, bringing rock n’ soul from the long-time vocalist of the Saturday Night Live Band.  

Also on Saturday evening, as part of their Songs of Peace Love and Civil Rights concert series, The Dry Dock in Wallingford presents a Brian MacDonald and Steve Vozzolo.  This event is sponsored in part by WESU. For more info call 203-626-5560

The Wimbash returns to Sully’s Pub in Hartford this Saturday from 2pm to 2am. This annual event hosted by virtuoso bass man Doug Wimbish features over 20 performers on stage and hosting musician clinics. Special guests include Wonder Mike and Master Gee of Sugar Hill Gang, a New Breed, Sworn Enemy, Adam Falcon, The New Brees, Joey Batts and more.

As Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets wind down, our local farms offer their fall harvest to you at markets across the state here 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.

Through September 21, you can catch, “Woody Sez,” a stage show about the life, times and music of the legendary American folk musician, Woody Guthrie, at Theater Works in Hartford. They’ve got a Hootenanny on Sunday at 4:45.

Tomorrow/ Saturday, “Hartford Hodgepodge” takes place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at State House Square. There, you can sample the offerings of food trucks, vendors, artisans and musicians.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight brings the opening  of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about the power of music to awaken memories in nursing home residents. There’s a special post-screening event tonight with Writer/Director Michael Rossato-Bennett and Executive Producer Eric Bertrand. The film continues through the weekend.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight and tomorrow, you can catch “Calvary,” an Irish film about a priest and a man seeking revenge for childhood clerical abuse. On Sunday they open “Land Ho!” about a pair of older characters who take a road trip to Iceland.

Now for a rundown of tonight’s programming here on WESU Middletown as we kick of our brand new Fall program schedule.

At 6:30 it's a half-hour of Ear Candy with Nick Selden.
From 6:30-7 The Middletown Youth Radio features the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7:00 make way for 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 at 8:30, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee for  Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music from the hit makers alongside talent from our region.

Then at 10:00pm 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.

From Midnight until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE with Clarence and Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

DJ LOKASH  presents 2 shows  in the 3am hour. First up, it’s Bassment Beats bringing you the latest in aboveground & underground hip-hop mixed live. That’s followed at 3:30am by The World Show for The best in Global Bass mixed live.

Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller hits the airwaves from at 4-5am 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

from 6:00 to 7:00am on Saturdays it’sthe Celtic Café with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

Followed by Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am with Francesco Fiumara, for a weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

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

2014 Marks 75 years of Alternative music, Public Affairs, and community service for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at

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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