Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Good evening, it's Wednesday, November 5th, 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. Thanks for listening!

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

At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown tonight Open Mic  at 7  hosted by Bob Gotta.  On Friday the Mike Baggetta Quartet will be at the Buttonwood at 7 with the CD Release tour performance for “Thieves and Secrets.”  The  “Aligned With Source” workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Valuing the Abundance of the Universe.”  There’s a Chinese Bamboo Brush Painting Class at 1, and on Saturday night at 8 you can hear Brian May and Friends perform ballads and other soulful songs.

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

Tonight as part of the Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan series, a Sufi singer is the guest at CFA Hall at 7 p.m. for the presentation “Tell Your Story: A Conversation with Riffat Sultana and Party”.  She’ll discuss her experiences as a Muslim woman artist in America, Pakistan and India.  On Friday at 8 in Crowell Concert Hall, there’s the New England debut of Riffat Sultana and Party, premiering Sufi Indian and Pakistani vocal performances accompanied by traditional instruments.   On Sunday at 3, Sam Friedman presents “Just Breathe:  A Harmonica Retrospective” at The Russell House, and will demonstrate some of the ways the harmonica has been utilized since it’s invention. He’ll be accompanied by percussion, piano, guitar and bass. You can learn more

Tonight At the Russell Library in Middletown, the Veteran’s Writing Group sponsor’s author Janet Barrett tomorrow at 6 p.m., who will discuss her book “They Called Her Reckless:  The True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary Horse.”  On Saturday at 2, Bob Englehart, editorial cartoonist for The Hartford Courant, will read from his new book “Trackrat:  Memoir of a Fan.”

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine,  The Devil Plays Poker, along with Gasoline Therapy.  Friday at 5 you can catch an early set with Die Hipster Records Solo Showcase, followed at 9 by Laundry Day, Loom, Palehound, and Onwe.  Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session will be with Gary Grippo & Friends at 4:30, followed at 8 by the Elm City Music Festival featuring a variety of bands.  Sunday’s early event at 4 features Fuchsprellen and Light Upon Blight, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The George Baker Band at 8.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight, Aaron Carter, along with Corey Balsamo, Hobart Nation, and Honestly.  Friday they bring Shaggy, Ardie Cuban, and Phenom to the stage.  Sunday’s 8:00 show features Richie

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight, they bring Acoustic Alchemy to the stage.  On Friday they headline singer-songwriter Crystal Bowersox, with special guest Caroline Glaser.  On Saturday, they offer The Average White Band for performances of soul and funk.  Composer and bandleader Doug Woolverton takes the stage on Sunday at 1:30, where he’ll present a Tribute to Miles Davis.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, Friday night’s 9:00 show headlines Danny Pease and the Regulators. Saturday’s offering is the multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis, currently a member of the Daryl Hall & John Oates duo.

Manic Productions Presents on   Saturday’s 8:30 show at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden headlines Dry The River, performing with Nathaniel Rateliff, and American

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
 At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the Danish travelogue “Expedition to the End of the World” continues through tonight.  A crew of scientists and artists travels to the rapidly melting massifs of Northeast Greenland.  “Listen Up Phillip” is also running through tonight.  This film explores the emotional ups and downs of an author awaiting the publication of a sure-to-succeed novel.   On Thursday, there’s a one-time live event, “Positively Center Street:  An evening with Iron Horse Music Hall’s Jordi Herold,” at 7. Their gay Happy Hour, GAZE, happens Friday at 5:30.  Also on Friday, they open a run of “Last Days in Vietnam,” Rory Kennedy’s documentary about the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War and the evacuation of Saigon.  It runs through Sunday.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight opens a run of “Love Is Strange,” as part of their OutFest First Thursdays.  It stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina playing a gay couple whose lives take unexpected turns after they tie the knot.  The film continues through Saturday.  On Saturday at 12:30 they’re broadcasting “The Big Apple Circus:  Metamorphosis,” don their Ultra High Definition screen. On Sunday, they screen National Theater Live’s production of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” at 2:30. They start a run of the crime drama “The Drop,” starring James Gandolfini, on Sunday.

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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