Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday's Jive

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Good evening, it's Wednesday, October 8th, 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. 

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

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight,  Bob Gotta hosts his long running monthly acoustic Open Mic on at 7pm.  On Friday, the Blues Grass duo performs blues, old jazz, folk and other music from American roots.  The Aligned With Source workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Keeping the Balance.”  Saturday night they bring the Doug White Jazz Quintet to the stage.  Sunday’s show includes Jake Huffman and Jeff Howard, original founding members of The McGlovins, and music therapist and songstress Krizta Moon.

Tonight at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts, there’s a closing reception for the photography exhibit, “Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight,” by photographers Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker, at 5:30 at the Zilkha Gallery.

Also on tonight, Japanese vocal and electronics performer Tomomi Adachi performs at 8 in CFA Hall.  The Friends of the Davison Art Center sponsor a tour of New York City Photograph Galleries on Saturday in the City.  Also on Saturday, in Crowell Concert Hall, the Vijay Iyer (sounds like “VID-Jay ) Trio, performs, with a pre-concert talk at 7:15.  Vijay Iyer Eyer” is a Grammy-nominated composer, jazz pianist, and MacArthur Fellow.  On Sunday, “This is It!  The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part IV” will be presented in Crowell Concert Hall at 3 p.m.   Find information about all CFA events at

The Art Guild of Middletown invites you to a charcoal portraiture demonstration this Thursday featuring award-winning artist and illustrator Jack Montmeat.  It’s being held at the First Federated Church, 402 Main St., at 7 p.m.  Details at

At the Russell Library this evening at 6:30 Dr. Jerry Silbert of the Watershed Partnership will speak on “Toxic Lawn Chemical Exposure:  A Physician’s Perspective on Protecting Our Children”.  This event is cosponsored by Project Green Lawn of the City of Middletown. Also on Thursday, Elizabeth Petry leads the Veteran’s Writing Group at 7.  On Saturday at 2, the Anime/Manga club is sponsoring Phoenix Performing Arts Program of Chinese Dance and Music, with traditional costumes and instruments.  Details

Tonight, Manic presents  at the Ballroom in Hamden Matt Pond, Anais Mitchell, and Rose Cousins at 8:30.  At the Ballroom again on Friday they bring you Polaris, and Ovlov.  On Saturday, Manic presents Alvvays, and Team Spirit, performing at The Outer Space in Hamden.

Tonight at the Hartford Public Library, in conjunction with the Connecticut State Library, presents a Book Launch Celebration for historian Anne Farrow’s “The Logbooks” at the Hartford History Center.  This book is based on slave ship logs linking New London and West Africa in the mid-18thCentury. 

There’s a Cultural Cocktail Hour on tonight at the Butler McCook House and Garden in Hartford, starting at 5:30.  Enjoy art, music, food, and more.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight’s show headlines The Muffs, along with Pools Are Nice, and Fake.  Then Friday at 5 they have Sean Conlon, followed at 9 by The Candles, and Invisibleman.  Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Gary Grippo and Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by Ballroom Thieves, The Ghost of Paul Revere, and Little Ugly.  The Original Sunday Night Jam features the George Baker Band this week.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Friday at 9, they bring you One Eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers. Saturday’s show features the Spampinato Brothers, who perform a variety of styles including rockabilly, jazz rock, Americana, folk rock, and more.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford this week, Friday, they have guitarist Richard Thompson with Special Guest Kerri Powers.  On Saturday, Grammy-award winning icon Herb Alpert performs with his wife, Lani Hall, to kick off their fall concert tour, “In the Mood,” at 8 p.m.  And on Sunday, the South African musicians and freedom fighters Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela perform music of the anti-apartheid movement at 7:30.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight, they headline Ab-Soul, along with BAS, EarthGang, and Kid Dop3.  Friday Toads presents an Electro Glow Party, with a EDM DJs.  On Sunday, Papadosio, and Jimkata will take the stage.

The Portland Fair happens this weekend across the river from Middletown on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Enjoy rides, food, exhibits, animals, truck and tractor pulls, music and much more.

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.

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

This Saturday at 5 pm, October the James Merrill House  sponsors a free poetry reading featuring Merrill Fellow Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran and Former CT Poet Laureate Marilyn Nelson, reading from their work at Stonington Free Library with a Reception to follow. More online at

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are winding down but several are offering fall harvests. Check for the latest details.

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.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Boyhood,” a movie that follows a child named Mason over a twelve-year period as he grows up. It runs through tonight.   On Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of “Kelly and Cal,” a film about the relationship between a punk-rocker turned suburban mom and her 17-year-old neighbor.  Also opening Friday is “The Two Faces of January,” starring Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst in a thriller set in Greece and Istanbul involving an expat American scam artist.  Both films run through the weekend. 

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight through Saturday they’re showing “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” starring Andy Serkis as a grown-up ape leading a simian community in the redwood forests of California.  Sunday Cinestudio open a run of “The Conformist,” a restoration of Bernard Bertolucci’s 1970 masterpiece about a philosophy professor who’s fear of being gay draws him into the murky world of Italian fascism.

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

2014 Marks 75 years of Alternative music, Public Affairs, and community service for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at

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