Good evening, it's Friday, December 26th. 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us.
Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week. The schedule is a bit thin due to the some holiday happening this week.
The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown is closed until January 4th.
In New Haven tonight, at Cafe reopen Friday for a 5pm performance by the Nick Dimaria Quartet. Later at 9 by Milksop:Unsing, Wasted Days, Rudeyna, and Jacket Thor share a bill. Tomorrrow/ Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 features Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later at 9 Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, and the George Baker Band take the Café nine Stage. On Sunday at 3 they feature Thee Icepicks and Ninth Wave, with their 8 p.m. Original Sunday Night Jam with the Morris Trent Band. www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight you can catch John Mayock & the Homesteaders, bringing you edgy roots-rock for an 8:00 show. Tomorrow/Saturday they bring Misty Blues to the stage, featuring lead singer and founder Gina Coleman. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight brings dirty John Valby’s annual XXX-Mas Show. Saturday you can catch Badfish with a Tribute to Sublime, along with Something Simple, Shrub, and Ian Biggs. www.toadsplace.com for more.
Tonight, Manic Productions presents Stephen Kellogg and Ben Fields to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden.www.manicproductions.com.
Back up in Hartford, at Infinity Hall, on tonight you can catch The Cast of Beatlemania. Tomorrow/ Saturday you can hear singer/songwriter and Grammy nominee Johan Osborne, with special guest Jeff Leblanc. On Sunday, they’ve got Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – An Evening Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel. www.infinityhall.com.
On Saturday, you can take a guided tour of two exhibits at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford. Learn more about (Re)Buuilding Hartford: A City Captred by Richard Willing, and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano. www.chs.org
You can skate for free at the Winterfest Hartford rink in Bushnell Park all week long, thanks to the City of Hartford and The iQuilt Partnership. Free skate rentals are available. http://www.hartford.com
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford On tonight and tomorrow they’re screening “National Gallery,” Frederick Wiseman’s film that takes you behind the scenes of this famous London museum. On Friday a run of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” opens. It’s a documentary about the women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966-1971. There’s a opening night discussion with Director Mary Dore on Friday after the film, which runs through the weekend. www.realartways.com.
Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is closed and will reopen on Thursday Jan 8th.
Now, here’s a look at tonight’s programming on WESU 88.1 FM:
Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 7pm Karen Stein is in the air chair and ask that you help her imagine peace through music
At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.
Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.
Then at 10pm we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with Dope Dave - Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.
At Midnight until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.
At 3, it's Bassment Beats with DJ LOKASH, celebrating its 10th year of bringing you the latest in aboveground & underground hip-hop mixed live; followed by hisNew World Show, with the best in Global Bass mixed live til 4. Baila coño!
Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.
And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the BBC World News - a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation
And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s the Celtic Café with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.
And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU's own WESParla - A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.
The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from the Anthony Braxton Quartet, 8 Standards (Wesleyan) 2001, featuring Anthony Braxton, Kevin O'Neil, Andy Eulau, and Kevin Norton. The selection is Nuages and it's out on Barking Hoop Records.
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