Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10-21-14 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, October 21st, 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. Thanks for listening.

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

WESU’s annual Record Fair happens this Sunday starting at 11 at Beckham Hall on the Wesleyan campus.  Vendors from the Northeast will sell music in all formats, with cool merchandise options and live DJs spinning vinyl all day.  www.wesufm.org

At the Russell Library in Middletown tonight,  The workshop “Highly Effective Networking” with Orville Pierson is scheduled at 6 on. Elizabeth Petry leads the Veteran’s Writing Group at 7 on Thursday, and Carte Blanche, a revivalist jazz group from New York, performs a Vintage Jazz Concert, also on Thursday.   Details at www.russelllibrary.org

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight you can catch, Jon Dee Graham, along with Mike June and Erik Eligers (of Goodnight Blue Moon).  Wednesday Natalie Tuttle and others take the Café Nine stage, and on Thursday they’ve got Dan Bern and Seth Adam at 9.  On Friday at there’s Robert Obie, followed at 9 by Akua Naru and Dooly-O. Saturday’s jazz jam at 4  will be with the George Baker Band, with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan taking the stage at 9:30.  Sunday’s 4 p.m. Bluegrass Jam is with Stacy Phillips this week, and the Original Sunday Night Jam at 8 features The Morris Trent Band.  www.cafenine.com

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight, you can catch the House Party Tour, with Aer, Dizzy Wright, and NJomza. Tomorrow The Feel Good /tour with Schwayze and other special guests stops at Toad’s. Thursday, Nu World LLC presents Flag Party and Friday night Shakedown plays the Dead & beyond, with Deep and The Remnants opening that show.  www.toadsplace.com.

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Thursday night there’s the Middlesex Drum Circle at 7, and extra percussion instruments will be available. The Aligned With Source workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Transmutation & Transformation.” Saturday’s big event celebrates John Basinger, Buttonwood’s Board President Emeritus, and the musicians, poets, and artists who support the center.  It starts at 7 with a V.I.P Meet and Greet on the Rooftop garden of the Community Health Center on Main St. in Middletown.  That’s followed at 9 by a special presentation by the National Theatre of the Deaf, along with music and food at both the Mac 650 Art Gallery and the Buttonwood Tree.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime event and includes surprise artists. www.buttonwood.org

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s on Tuesday nights, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s blues jam is with Tommy Whalen this week.  On Friday at 9, there’s a Connecicut Blues Society Fundraiser Party, with Balkun Brothers, who will represent CT at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.  Saturday’s show headlines the Michael Cleary Band, who in their 21st year presenting original groove/funk/rock. 

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Brett Dennen takes the stage tonight for an Acoustic evening with special guest, Odessa at 8.  On Wednesday they bring vocalist Storm Large to the stage. On Thursday they feature songwriter and instrumentalist David Bromberg, with Larry Campbell and Special Guest Eric Lichter.  Friday’s show headlines Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at 8.  On Saturday there’s Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter, with Special Guest Tift Merritt, for an 8:00 show.  Sunday they bring The Marshall Tucker Band and their Southern rock to the Infinity stage at 7:30. www.infinityhall.com

Tomorrow/Wednesday, Middletown Scottish Country Dancers hold classes for beginning and experienced dancers from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at First Church on Court Street. Partners not necessary. Wear soft-soled shoes. For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278

Tomorrow/ Wednesday night,  Manic Productions presents Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas at Bar in New Haven. Thursday night they bring The Felix Culpa and others to the stage back at The Space, as well as The Thurston Moore Band and others for an 8:30 show at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, both in Hamden.  Friday they headline Transit, Such Gold, and more at the Space for a 7:00 show.  On Saturday, they bring you The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die to headline at The Space, along with other performers. www.manicproductions.org

On Friday Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents a Yiddish Dance Extravaganza at 157 Church St in Middletown at 5:30, featuring klezmer music and dancing.  A panel discussion, “To not Forget Crimea:  Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars, is scheduled at 6:00pm Friday in Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall. That’s followed at 8pm by the premier of an associated dance performance in Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel. Also on Friday night David McBride of the Hartt School in Hartford performs “Sonatas and Interludes: Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and MacBride,” at Crowell Concert Hall at 8.  On Saturday, the Wesleyan University Orchestra presents a Symphony à la Carte at 8, also at Crowell Concert Hall, presenting movements from several large-scale symphonic works. Find information about all CFA events at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Every Friday and Saturday in October, “Spirits at Stowe:  An Otherworldly Tour” happens at 6:30 at the Harriett Beecher Stowe House in Hartford.  Join them for a flashlight tour in the dark and learn about unexplained events from past and present.  www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org

On Saturday, the Art Guild of Middletown invites you to a charcoal portraiture workshop by award-winning local painter Jack Montmeat, from 9 to 3 at the First Federated Church in Middlefield. www.arts2go.org

On Saturday at 6, Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford holds their one-night-only Haunted History Lantern Tour.  Reservations are required.  www.cedarhillcemetery.org

The 13th annual Money Conference for Women happens this Saturday at the Connecticut Convention Center, sponsored by the YMCA Hartford Region and chaired by Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier.  www.ctconventions.com

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

The Russell Library, Middlesex Community College, and Wesleyan University have partnered to show acclaimed international films on Tuesday evenings through November 4. This
week’s feature film,Witch War will be shown at 7PM at Middlesex Community College. The film takes place somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, with Komona, a 14-year-old pregnant girl, telling story of her life since she has she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. Learn more at www.russelllibrary.org

Through Wednesday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, continues their run “The Two Faces of January,” a thriller set in Greece. The French thriller, “The Blue Room”, continues through Thursday. The film “20,000 Days on Earth: A Documentary about Nick Cave” will be shown on Friday and Saturday. Friday night  Real Art Ways begins 2 new film runs: Pump is  a documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil.  Listen up Philip tells the story of an angry novelist seeking refuge.  www.realartways.org

Through Wednesday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, continues their run of Alfred Hitchcocks 1958 classic “Vertigo,” recently rereleased a 4K ultra-high definition wide screen version.  Thursday night Cinestudio brings the latest Marvel block buster, Guardians of the Galaxy the big screen. More at www.cinestudio.org

Now here's a look at what's on WESU-FM tonight.

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Rachie and Hibiki for a sneak peek into the wild world of live music at Wesleyan.

 From 6-6:30pm it’s The Production Report with Kiley and Allis, who’ll report on entertainment industry news, deliver predictions, review new movies and shows, and interview industry professionals.

From 6:30-8pm Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presents an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, bluegrass, and other music that has a roots influence. There’s a fairly comprehensive concert listing at 7pm, live guests on occasion and ticket giveaways too!

At 8pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry offers a weekly dose of area artists and musicians of every genre.

 At pm Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat is a free form music show that features everything from From  krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog. 
From 10:30-11:30pm its Undercover with Rebecca Seidel, Bridging genres and generations, by exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation.         

At 11:30 Call It Anything with DJ Riela collaborates with current student musicians at Wesleyan, to play an assortment of music that is tailored around music similar to their own work.  

From 12:30-1:30am The Late Night Format with Adi Slepack  include a topical monologue, entertainment segments, with guests, and pseudo-"musical performances".     

From 1:30-2:30am stay tuned for  It's Kind of a Funny Story with DJ Tanner for TRUE stories, music, and poetry all pertaining to a specific word/theme selected for each episode.   

From 2:30-3:30am its The Blast Zone with Baggins and the G-O who plan to  have a wild time bantering about sports and interviewing student athletes.     

 From 3:30-4am its The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation for an An eclectic mix of music from the WESU library.

The BBC world news service take over at 4am and Morning Edition from NPR
starts our broadcast day tomorrow at 5am.

And that's all for today's Jive at Five. If you didn't get a chance to write down some of the offerings listed in our community calendar, the Jive is posted online at www.wesufm.org/jive.

2014 marks 75 years of community radio that matters from WESU-FM. Keep an eye and ear out for news of special events marking this landmark anniversary.

Thanks! Now stay tuned for Wild Wild live with Rachie and Hibiki. 

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