Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was produced by,

JCherry... producer and host of 

 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local... This ain't no commercial radio!

Good evening, it's Thursday, November 27th, 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. From all of here at WESU we wish you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday! 

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

On Friday, the 29th Annual Holiday on Main Street festival takes place in Middletown, starting with a Holiday Train Exhibit at 11 at Amato’s Toy & Hobby.  There’s an Open House at the Mansfield House at 2, food, hot chocolate, and hayrides, and a carol sing. The Middletown High School Marching Band performs, and the evening concludes with a tree lighting on the South Green at 6, with a second lighting at Eli Cannon’s lighting at 8:15 and the arrival of Santa by horse and carriage.

Winterfest Hartford opens Friday at 4:30, and includes music, ice skating, and free photos with Santa.

At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, On Friday at 8 you can hear the Omar Tamez Quartet play their unique blend of jazz and traditional Mexican music.  On Saturday, the Buttonwood celebrates its new Steinway piano with a Musical Offering by Carolyn Halsted, playing Bach, Beethoven and more, at 7:30. Every Monday morning, the Hearing Voices Network meets at the Buttonwood at 10:30 a.m.  “Beyond Visible,” a meditative photographic exhibit by Emily Zeitlin and Scotty Giffen, continues through the week.
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, beforehand, at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more at:

On Friday there’s a show of the paintings of David Schulz at Middletown Framing, 502 Main St.  A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight Friday’s early show at 7:30 features cellist and singer Leyla McCalla, and at 10 you can catch the Late Show with Hank and Cupcakes, and Mission O.  Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session will be with Billy Cofrances at 4:30, followed at 9 by their Skansgivin’ Skaturday with The Hempsteadys, The Dialtones, and Llama T Ska.   Sunday’s 3 p.m. Jam is with Stacy Phillips, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Cobalt Rhythm Kings.
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Tuesdays  Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez. Saturday they bring you jazz with the Allegra Levy Band featuring Sean Clapis. 8.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Friday they bring Chris Webby and MarBar to the stage.  Saturday’s at 9:00 show brings you George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, along with Amy Lynn & The Gunshow..

At Infinity Hall in Hartford on Friday they’ve got “The Weight” performing the music of THE BAND at their 8:00 show.  On Saturday, Max Creek takes the Infinity stage, offering electric rock jam starting at 8.  On Sunday, they offer Ryan Montbleau and Band, with special guest Jesse Dee, for a 7:30

And on Friday the Holiday Light Fantasia opens in Hartford at Goodwin Park.

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

 At Real Art Ways in Hartford, They’re closed on Thanksgiving.  On Friday they start a run of “Pelican Dreams,” Emmy-Award-winner Judy Irving’s documentary that follows a California brown pelican from an arrest on the Golden Gate Bridge to care at a rehabilitation facility.  Also opening is “BFFs,” a female buddy comedy about posers in a weekend couples retreat.  Both continue through the weekend. On Saturday they’re showing the Internet Cat Video Festival, for cat lovers of all ages. On Sunday at 2 there’s a one time event, “Holbook/Twain: An American Odyssey,” with the award-winning show “Mark Twain Tonight” and a post-film discussion with Director Scott Teems.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Wednesday through Sunday you can see “Boyhood,” a film that follows a boy in his journey from childhood to adulthood. On Sunday they open “Rome, Open City,” a restored ultra high def version of the 1945 classic about Italian resistance fighters being hunted by the Gestapo, which continues through next week.

Now here's a rundown of what's on air on WESU-FM tonight:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for:
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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