Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was produced by,

JCherry... producer and host of 

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Good evening, it's Wednesday, October 30th and this is the Jive at Five  our 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:

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

Tonight at 7pm in the CFA Hall, Playwright Leigh Fondakowski will discuss the development of her newest work, SPILL, a multimedia play about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thursday night also brings the Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert to the Patricelli ’92 Theater at 8pm. This is a collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major. The weekend brings other Senior Thesis performances as well and you can learn more at

Guided tours of the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown happen every Wednesday at 2

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, Bloodthirsty Thursday Pre - Halloween Party!! With THE CONVERTIBLES and THE CROWN STREET ORCHESTRA.    Friday at 5 you can catch an early set with MARK FERRARO, followed at 9:30 by Zak G C.D. release / Halloween Party featuring  VINYL CAPE, SKETCH THE CATACLYSM, JULES BAXTER, APOLLO SUNS, ZAK G, MISTER, DJ MO NIKLZ, and ABNORMAL AREA.  Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Mike Coppolla & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by A DAY OF THE DEAD BURLESQUE CABARET with Robin Banks, Kitty Katastrophe, Dot Mitzvah, Circus Delecti,and Lipgloss Crisis.  Sunday evening you can catch BLUES BOOT CAMP WITH GREG

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight  you can catch Jubilee Riots, formerly known as Enter The Haggis.    Friday night the Legendary Los Lobos take the Infinity Hall Hartford Stage and Saturday classic rockers, America, take the stage

Hypnotist Mathew James performs at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art tonight at 6:30 p.m., in a "Hypno Hartford" with opening act, Comedy jugglers King & Ryan. www.hartford.comfor info.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Friday night the TWIDDLE: HALLOWEEN Show features MUN and the Bobby Paltauf Band. Sunday night Toads presents BROTHERS KEEPER WITH JOHN POPPER (of Blues Traveler).

Up in Hartford, at Black-eyed Sally’s, it's that longstanding On Friday night Ray Morant's Soul Tsunami Takes the Black-eyed Sally’s stage.  Saturday night The Cedric Burnside Project takes the stage. Cedric Burnside is the grandson of the legendary late blues man R.L. Burnside.

 MANIC PRODUCTIONS AND PREMIER CONCERTS presents Orchestra of Spheres, Florida=Death, and Sun at Bar in New Haven. Friday night you can catch Ex Hex (feat. Mary Timony from Helium and Wild Flag), alongside Speedy Ortiz, Ovlov, and loom. At The Space in Hamden. Saturday night manic presents AJR, Minor Soul, and The Go To at the Space. Details at

This Friday, “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.

At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, The Aligned With Source workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Your Life, Your Purpose, Your Story.”  Saturday night, vocalist Sissy Castrogiovanni and her group & Intra Lu Munnu, offers a provocative blend of Sicilian / Mediterranean music and contemporary

On Sunday’s Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more at:

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the French thriller “The Blue Room” continues through tomorrow and the documentary "Pump", that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, begins a run tonight through Tuesday. Visit 

At Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford,a run of Woody Allen’s 10th film, Magic in the Moonlight.

Now here's a rundown of what's on air 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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