Good evening, it's Thursday, January 1st, and this is the Jive at Five – our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on WESU 88.1 FM 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 us here at WESU HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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Now, here’s some of what’s going on in our area this week:
In New Haven tonight, Cafe Nine presents The Detroit Cobras and The Naked Heroes to the Café Nine stage. There’s an early show Friday at 5pm with, Solin, followed by a 9 p.m. show with Entierro, Space Orphans, and LaTunda. Saturday, Café Nine’s afternoon’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 will be hosted by Mike Coppola and Friends this week. Later at 9 p.m. Saturday night Café nine presents Sarcasmo, Old Self, Jules Baxter, Tommy V., Benn Grim, and Apollo Suns. On Sunday night their Blues Boot Camp will be hosted by Greg Sherrod. www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford tonight, Blackeyed Sally’s On Friday at 8:30, they bring you The Rib Rockers with Special Guests, presenting classic rock and soul. On Saturday at 9 there’s the Mighty Soul Drivers River City Slim’s B-Day bash. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place,On Friday they offer Bright Night 9: Electric Glow Party, with a host of acts to enjoy. Saturday, they bring Soulive and Remember September to the Toad’s stage. www.toadsplace.com for more.
In Hartford, at Infinity Hall, they’ve got monster horn band, Friday night Infinity Hall Hartford presents Ted Vigil “Celebrating the Music of John Denver.” On Saturday you can hear singer/songwriter Javier Colon, Connecticut’s own winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Special Guests Matt Cusson & Jeff Howard will also be featured. www.infinityhall.com.
There’s a Downton Abbey preview party this Friday at 7, sponsored by the Wesleyan Center for the Arts at the CFA Hall on The Wesleyan Campus. Seating is limited and registration is required. More at http://www.arts2go.org
The Holiday Light Fantasia remains open through the week at Goodwin Park in Hartford. It’s a two-mile drive-through a wonderland of holiday scenes and animations. www.hartford.gov
You can also 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 the run of “Awake: The Life of Yogananda,” an unconventional biography of an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920’s, continues through tomorrow. Also continuing is “The Tale of Princess Kaguya,” a Japanese tale of a young princess who enthralls all who encounter her, but who must ultimately face punishment for her crime.
They’re also screening “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” through tomorrow. It’s a documentary about the women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966-1971. On Friday they open “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness,” a rare look inside the Japanese animation Studio Ghibli with Director Hayao Miyazaki. It runs through the weekend. Also running Friday through the weekend is “Antartica: A Year on Ice,” a documentary following the scientists, technicians and craftsmen who live year-round on the Antarctic continent. www.realartways.com.
Cinestudio at Trinity College is closed for the holidays, and will reopen on January 8th.
Now, here’s a look at tonight’s programming on WESU 88.1 FM:
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.
6:30-8 (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
Middletown Hip Hopo personality, The Ultimate MC Elvee, will host an hour of local and global underground hip hop.
Otto nation from
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 atwww.wesufm.org/jive