Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday's Jive

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Good evening, it's thursday, October 23rd, 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. 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.

tonight at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, 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.

At the Russell Library in Middletown tonight, Elizabeth Petry leads the Veteran’s Writing Group at 7, and Carte Blanche, a revivalist jazz group from New York, performs a Vintage Jazz Concert, also.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight 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.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight, Nu World LLC presents Flag Party and Friday night Shakedown plays the Dead & beyond, with Deep and The Remnants opening that show.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s 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, tonight, 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

Also tonight,  Manic Productions presents The Felix Culpa and others to the stage 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.

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

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.
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

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

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.

 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

Tonight  Real Art Ways in Hartford, continues a run of  “The Blue Room”. 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,  a documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil.  Listen up Philip tells the story of an angry novelist seeking refuge.

Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, brings the latest Marvel block buster, Guardian’s of the Galaxy the big screen. More at

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

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

Words with Abigail Shneyder
Features spoken word artists with weekly performances and interviews.
(1,3,5) The Witching Hour with Lily Myers        
I will play contemporary American music from female artists, in a range of genres including folk, folk-rock, pop, indie, and experimental; anything that feels new and innovative, with an emphasis on strong female vocals, poetic lyricism, and an otherworldly quality.  
(2,4) Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Mostly world music, blended with music from the US and music from down the road.
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) Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and DJ Pete 
It's like looking, but for your ears.  
(2,4) Good Times: Radio Plays with MKC, Omardaslayer, djspecialk 
Comedic Radio Plays and Good Conversation.

(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, DJ Sunny D
Tune in while your venerable hosts argue relentlessly about who has the better taste in music.

(1,3,5) MidniteMunchiez with DJ gusLo
Grab your sweets/treats and listen.                      
((2,4) Free Association with DJ Robin Hood
Traveling through the past half-century (and beyond!) of popular music through song-by-song associations, from lyrical similarities to historical connections to the occasional Freudian slip.

(1,3,5) The Chillin Factory with Noah G., DJ So Fresh So Clean
Quality hip hop analysis and dissection invariably favoring and promoting music which provides the best human interpretation for the Platonic form of "chill."
(2,4) The British Are Coming with DJ Babelfish           
Each show will focus on bands or artists from one British region or city. With a purely geographical organization, no show is limited

(1,3,5) Cinemusic with DJ Iceray  
Each show explores two movies with a short review of each and a playlist of music related to each movie.           
(2,4) Earwash with Le DJ   
Clean out your ears with grimy punk and tour the 70's musical explosion. Leather jackets, 2 minutes songs, and downstrokes.

RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald
A musical tour across borders and genres

The Divide and Conquer News Report with C.C.  Arshagra
A Concept radio Arts Skit that was introduced to the public on 'The I Do Not Know Show' also produced, and hosted by C.C. Arshagra. 

 4-5am BBC World News
International news coverage from the famous British news network.
We begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.

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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