Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday's Jive

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Good evening, it's Thursday, November 13th, 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:

Tonight in Middletown at the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan presents their production of the Tony Award-winning “In The Heights, ” a musical about New York’s Washington Heights. The production will be on stage through Sunday at the Center for the Arts Theater.  Tonight a roundtable discussion, “Poster, Propaganda, and the American Experience,” is occurring at 6 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Hall.

tonight the Middlesex County Historical Society hosts author Donald Williams, who will speak about his book “Prudence Crandall’s Legacy: The Fight For Equality in the 1830’s,” at 7 p.m. at Congregation Adath Israel in Middletown.

Also tonight here in Town, Trevor Davis and friends host an open musical Jam Session at the Cypress Grill starting at 7:30pm.  Amps, drums and keyboard are provided.

At the Russell Library in Middletown,   The Veteran’s Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7. On Saturday at 2, the internationally acclaimed Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet performs in the Hubbard Room.

At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, on Friday the Ebin-Rose Trio with Ravens in the Wood takes the stage at 8 p.m.  The  “Aligned With Source” workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Your Health in Your Hands.” On Saturday at 7 they’re opening a photographic exhibit by Emily Zeitlin and Scotty Giffen.  There’s an artist’s reception that includes a meditative experience with healing music.  

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:

On Friday, Middlesex Community College presents a free concert at 7 featuring the Canadian folk band Ritchie Parrish Ritchie (RPR) at Chapman Hall.  Details at

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight Run Boy Run, along with Wise Old Moon.  Friday at 5 you can catch an early set with Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne, followed at 9 by J. Robbins, Johan Matranga, and others. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session will be with Tony Dioguardi & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by the Record Release Show headlining Joe Fletcher, along with Proud Flesh, and Finn. Sunday’s 4:00 event is Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Langley Project at 8.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines the blues performer Victor Wainwright. Saturday’s offering is the Northeast Blues Harmonica Showcase, featuring regional and national Blues Harmonica talent.

Sunday Manic Productions presents, You Won’t, and Golden Bloom, perform at The Outer Space in Hamden at 8:30.

At Infinity Hall Hartford, Eclectic Guitars heroes: Eric Johnson and Mike Stern, for an 8 p.m. show. On Friday, iconic folk musician Arlo Guthrie takes the stage at 8 p.m. On Sunday, the legendary jazz innovators Spyro Gyra performs at 7:30, marking their milestone 40th anniversary year.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tomorrow/Thursday night, The Revivalists and Red Wanting Blue take the Toad’s stage.  Friday’s show headlines Mimosa, along with Dr. Jeep and GIG i.c., while in Lilly’s Pad they present a variety of performers for a 6:30 event.  Sunday’s 9:00 show is their 2014 Reggae Extravaganza featuring Ft. Wayne Wonder, and others.

This Sunday, WESU’s Mind Matters host Dr. Helen Evrard will be at the Astrological Society of Connecticut’s New Age Fair in Wethersfield with her book, “Positive Matters:  Words, Quotations, and Stories to Heal and Inspire,” and Positive Pulls.

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

 At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Last Days in Vietnam,” Rory Kennedy’s documentary about the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, continues through Thursday. Also continuing is “Glen Campbell:  It’ll Be Me,” the documentary of this legendry singer’s final tour after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.  On Thursday at 7 they continue their Improvisations music series with a variety of featured guests.  On Friday they start of run of “Citizen Four,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of the events of the Edward Snowden security leak. It runs through Sunday.

Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, kicks off Their 2014 EROS Film Festival with “Kinky Boots,” the film that inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.  Tomorrow/Thursday they’re showing “BFF’S.”  On Friday’s with a 7 p.m. screening of “Boy Meets Girl,” followed at 9 by “Eat With Me.”   Saturday’s 3 p.m. film is the documentary “Out In The Night,” followed by “Appropriate Behavior” at 7, and “I Feel Like Disco” at 9.  The series closes on Sunday at 3 with the documentary “Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine.”  Sunday night they begin a run of “Pride,” a film about a group of gay activists who support striking mineworkers in England in 1984.

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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