Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday's Jive 10-17-14

Good afternoon, it's Friday, October 17th, 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.

At The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight at 8 it's Alba’s Edge, with Scottish fiddle music combined with jazz, Latin, and funk influences. The Aligned With Source workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues Saturday mornings at 10:30 - this week’s theme is “Seeing is Believing.”  Saturday night’s show is Thollem’s Myriads, featuring the solo piano music of composer/singer/songwriter Thollem McDonas. Learn more at

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, today at 5 they have Victor Roland, followed at 9:30 by The Paul Collins Beat, Matt Jaffe & The Distractions, and The 509ers.  Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Tony Dioguardi & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by Circus Delecti, Falling Further, and Teenagers From Mars.  The Original Sunday Night Jam features The Langley Project this week. Visit café

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight, New Found Glory, We Are The In Crowd, Fireworks, and Candy Hearts all perform. Visit

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, at 9, they bring you the award-winning Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, with vintage 1930’s Mississippi delta blues.  Saturday’s show features West End Blend, a 14-piece Afro-Funk/Jam Collective covering everything from classic funk and soul to hip-hop. Visit

At Infinity Hall in Hartford tonight, The Vienna Boys Choir perform at 7:30. On Saturday they bring singer Jonathan Edwards to the stage, with special guest Kerri Powers, at 8.  And on Sunday, Black 47 performs at 7:30, in one of their final performances. Visit

There’s an Armenian Food Festival happening this Friday and Saturday at St. George Armenian Church in Hartford.  It features Armenian delicacies to eat in or take out, novelty items, and more. Visit

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. Visit

Hartford’s Hooker Day Parade happens this Saturday, celebrating the founder of the city, Thomas Hooker.  There’s a first annual Mayor Mike’s Classic Car Show, along with bands, costumes, beads, and more. Visit

The Hartford HodgePodge street fair and festival continues through October 18 every Saturday from 11 to 4 at State House Square. Visit

The Connecticut Historical Society has a Behind-the-Scenes Tour this Saturday at 2 p.m. Tour the galleries and storage areas and learn about vampires, séances, and more. Visit

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents the celebrated three Sicilian Tenors in concert this Saturday at 7:30 at the Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School. Ticket information at 860-347-4887 or 346-3369.

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. Learn more at

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, they are showing “The Two Faces of January,” a thriller set in Greece and Istanbul involving an expat American scam artist, through the weekend. “The Blue Room” opens this early evening and runs through Oct. 23rd.  It’s a French thriller about two lovers who go from pillow talk to the possibility of murder.  The film “20,000 Days on Earth: A Documentary about Nick Cave” will be shown on Friday and Saturday, and portrays the international cultural icon and musician in a fictitious 24 hour period.  And tonight, Slate’s Mike Pesca hosts a panel discussion, “Masculinity and Its Discontents,” leading authors and bloggers in discussing football, war, and the American way. Visit 

Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight continues a run of “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson as an actress whose abilities transform after an accidental overdose of an experimental drug.  It runs again Saturday.  On Saturday afternoon there’s a singalong to the 1965 classic, “A Sound of Music.”  And on Sunday they open a run of the 1958 Hitchcock classic “Vertigo,” now showing in a 4K ultra-high definition version on the wide screen. Visit

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

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6pm 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 it's a half-hour with (1,3,5) Argus News Radio on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of the month with campus and Middletown news, from our microphones to your ears and on the 2nd and 4th Fridays it's Ear-Candy with DJ Sick Nelden
where you hear the newest in Indie Rock, through the lens of pop and the absurd.
Then from 6:30 to 7pm listen to the Middletown Youth Radio Project - A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

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 10pm, 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 10pm 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 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

At 3, it's Bassment Beats with DJ LOKASH, celebrating its 10th year of bringing you the latest in aboveground & underground hip-hop mixed live; followed by his New World Show, with the best in Global Bass mixed live til 4. Baila coño!

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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