Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday's Jive

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Good evening, it's Thursday, November 20th, 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 at the Center For The Arts at 7p.m , you can catch a concert: called the The Happening 14: featuring Students in the “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I,”  class under the direction of  Pheeron Aklaff.  
On Friday at 9 in Memorial Chapel, “The Slot,” when the MIDI system of the concert organ goes live on the Web!  On Saturday at 6, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble presents “Classical Music of Central Java” at World Music Hall.  And at 8, the University Orchestra and Choir present their symphonic repertoire at Crowell Concert Hall.  On Sunday at 7, their three East Asian ensembles, including the Chinese Music Ensemble, the Korean Drumming Ensemble, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble, present “Music from East Asia” at Crowell Concert Hall. Next Monday at 4:15, their Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan series continues with an artist talk by Egyptian artist Ghada Amer, who will discuss female figures on canvas.

At the Russell Library in Middletown, tonight the Veteran’s Writing Group meets at 7.  Also at 7, Resonant Motion presents a Jazz Performance and Workshop with pianist and educator Noah Baerman.

At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, on Friday at 7 the Jocelyn Pleasant Quartet performs “Medusa,” featuring her signature percussion talents.  The  “Aligned With Source” workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Gratitude.”  On Saturday, the gypsy reggae duo HannaH’s Field and Secret Sage take the stage for a Positive Acoustic Night.  Every Monday morning, the Hearing Voices Network meets at the Buttonwood at 10:30 a.m

On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it, beforehand, at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine tonight, “Mind Over Master”, “VRSA”, and “Goat Herder”.  Friday at 5 you can catch an early set with Victor Roland, followed at 8 by the Full Blast Productions presentation of Hip Hop Haven 3 featuring over 15 MCs from the area. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session will be hosted by the George Baker Band then later at 9pm The Wagon Riders and DJ Dave Coon take the stage.  On Sunday’s at noon Café nine presents the Ball and Socket Arts Fundraiser, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band at 8.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight, The Revivalists, and Red Wanting Blue take the Toad’s stage.  Friday’s show headlines Shakedown, and brings you The Dead and Beyond, Carbonated Insight, and Solistic.  On Saturday at 9:30 there’s the Bright Night 8 Electric Glow Party.  On Sunday Jacob Whitesides and others take the stage for an early show at 2, with VIP Packages available.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines studio drummer Yonrico Scott . Saturday’s featured artist is Louisiana songwriter/guitarist Tommy Malone at 8.

Tonight Manic Productions presents Jessica Lea Mayfield and others at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden for a 7:30 show.  On Friday at The Ballroom, they bring you The Budos Band, and Electric Citizen. Saturday’s Ballroom offering is The Primate Fiasco, along with Elephant Wrecking Ball, and Yojimbo, for an 8:30 show.  On Sunday, the Ballroom stage will feature Moon Hooch, Out of the Beardspace, and Back from Earth at 8:30.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight, American Country singer/guitarist Jamieson “Junior” Brown.  On Friday, Dave Davies, original founding member of “The Kinks,” takes the Infinity stage at 8.  On Saturday they bring you the Del McCoury Band, with Bluegrass/country offerings.

Realto Café on Rapallo Ave in Middletown, presents “Caribbean Night” on Saturday November 22nd with the band “Caribbean Planet” featuring T-Forbes and Patrick Burke (lead Singer of the band “Cool Running’s”) with a special guest appearance by Sophia Brown and Music by DJ Tippy Don.  More info at 860-995-5094 .

At the Stonington Free Library this Saturday, Merrill Fellow Adam Wilson reads from his work at 6 p.m.  He’s a National Jewish Book Award finalist and winner of The Terry Southern Prize.  A reception follows.
There’s a one-woman pastel show featuring the work of Janine Janaki this Saturday from 11-5 at deKoven House, 27 Washington St., Middletown.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of the events of the Edward Snowden security leak, continues through tonight.  This evening, they host “Other People’s Stories,” a free event when people tell stories that someone else told them.  On Friday they start a run of “Diplomacy,” a French drama about Hitler’s plan to destroy Paris in WWII. Also opening is “Force Majeure,” winner at the Cannes Festival, a wickedly funny film about a Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.  On Saturday there’s a one-time showing of “I Am Eleven,” an Australian documentary about conversations with 11-year-olds around the world.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Cinestudio begins a run of  “My Old Lady,” a comedy starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline about a playwright moving in with an English tutor in Paris.  It runs through Saturday.  On Sunday you can see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “The Pharoah’s Daughter” at 12:55.  They open a run of “The Blue Room,” a French crime drama based on the novel by Georges Simenon on Sunday, which continues through next week.
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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