Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thursday's Jive

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Good evening! It’sThursday, September 4th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily 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 here in Middletown its the North End Gallery Walk from 5-8PM and at 6;30 its the Community Garden Concert Series featuring th.e music of Seat of Our Pants. At The Green Street Arts Center you can catch a new sci-art exhibit throughout September. Joseph Smolinski is a visiting scholar at Wesleyan's College of the Environment is a guest artist for September's Middletown Gallery Walk. His work focuses on the notion of collapse in relation to human impacts on the environment in drawing, video, and 3D printed sculpture forms. The opening for his exhibit, Colony Collapse, is this Thursday, September 4th from 5:00-8:00pm. more information at

Tonight in New Haven, at Café Nine, Emil Asher’s Garden Party, and Jovan Alexandre.  On Friday at 5, Shaun Bowen takes the stage, followed at 9 by Laundry Day, Loom, 10,000 blades, and Kindred Queer.  Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with Mike Coppola and Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by Goodnight Blue Moon, The Soldier Story, Matt Wheeler, and Max Garcia Conover.   On Sunday at 8 they bring you Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod.

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. Tonight, at Bar in New Haven, the featured artist is Call It Arson, with performances by New Year’s Revolution, and Death Black Birds.  On Friday, at The Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden, you can see S. Carey of Bon Iver, and Califone, at 8 p.m.

Infinity Hall’s new Hartford venue is now open. Tonight you can catch Seun Kuti & Egypt 80. Seun Kuti leads the band his father, the legendary Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti. Friday they have Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, and on Saturday there’s Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones Tribute Band. for information 

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place tonight, they’ve got the return of Day 26, along with Theory, Ru Williams, and Kendall and Kaeli.  Friday’s show headlines The Lox, with other performers, and is hosted by Jenny Boom Boom and Bam.
Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts begins its fall season with an opening concert by University Organist Ronald Ebrecht, “Bach to School,” Friday at 8 p.m. at Memorial Chapel.  

Also happening here in Middletown Friday night at 5 p.m. there’s an artist reception for Erik Person at the Buttonwood.  Saturday afternoon, the free poets collective presents The Connecticut Beat Poetry Festival, followed at 8 by Slam Up! With Cali & Emily, giving you a musical ride through life and love.  On Sunday at 1, the Connecticut Beat Poetry Festival continues, with more poetry readings, as well as music by David Sergio and Janice McCune.

At Blackeyed Sallys in Hartford Friday at 8:30, bring your dancing shows for classic rock and soul with The Rib Rockers and special guests.   On Saturday at 9, they’ve got the Mighty Soul Drivers, with classic Soul sounds.

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, the jazz group Easy Baby performs at 8. On Saturday, the R&B group Nu Direxion will play at 8:30. That’s scatz with a z.

Oddfellows Playhouse holds an Open House this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet the staff and artists, take a tour, and sign up for fall programs.
There’s a Mystery Scavenger Hunt this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford.  Prizes will be awarded.
The Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival starts at 6 p.m. this Saturday at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford.
Wesleyan Potters exhibit “Earth, Wind and Fire:  A Members Show,” continues at the gallery and shop on S. Main St. in Middletown.
Hartford Public Library opens the exhibit “Pedal and Path:  Hartford & the Bicycle,” today at the downtown branch.  Maps, images, and a 1924 velodrome ‘track bike” will be displayed.
The Nook Farm Book Talk meet the author series brings you Daniel Sterner this evening at 5 at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford.  He’ll discuss his book “Vanished Downtown Hartford.”
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
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.

The 72nd annual North Haven Fair opens this tonight and continues through Sunday.  Enjoy the rides, Beer Garden, exhibits, food, and horse drawing competition.  Musical entertainment this year includes Double J Sound on Thursday, and Bad Mannerz on Friday, along with Cinderella’s Tom Keifer who debuts his solo act.  
On Saturday they’ve got Groovetime at noon, followed by The Navels, and country artist Krystal Keith at 8.  Sunday’s entertainment includes the oldies band Flashback at 1, with Northeast Wrestling events happening at 5 p.m.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of  “Frank,” a comedy about a young wannabe musician who joins an eccentric pop band, continues through tonight.  Also continuing is “Jealousy,” a French drama about how a man’s life changes when he decides to leave his wife and daughter. On Friday, a run of “Abuse of Weakness,” a French film about a woman who suffers a stroke who gets involved with  a con man who swindles celebrities.  Friday marks the opening of “The Trip to Italy,” a comedic culinary road trip that reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they retrace the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy.  Both films continue through
At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford,  tonight the British National Theatre Live’s performance of Medea at 2, which will be rebroadcast on Sunday. Their Outfilm First Thursdays kicks off with “Yves Saint Laurent,” a Friench film about the life of this world-famous designer.  On Friday and Saturday they’re showing “Get On Up,” starring Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown.  Sunday’s film is “The Dog,” a documentary of 1970’s New York about the man who inspired the 1975 classic “Dog Day Afternoon.”

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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