Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday's Jive

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Good evening, it's Thursday, March19th 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. 

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Tonight, brings Cintamani- Groove Jam and Super Foods, an evening blending the spirit of kirtan, world music, and super-food treats!  On Friday, Israeli Singer/Songwriter Yael Deckelbaum performs at 9
The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday at 10:30. This week’s theme is Emerging Goddess.   Saturday night at 8, the Buttonwood brings you indie pop rocker  Sherman Ewing  with an opening set  by Jon Christopher Allen.  Sunday’s Christian worship services start  at 10am.
 Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 p.m. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30.   The Wonder of Women art exhibit,  hangs in the gallery all month and features a variety of women artists.  Next Monday morning at 10:30 the Hearing Voices Network meets.

Tonight in Middletown at the Russell Library it's the writing work shop for veterans. Check out other happenings this week at the library at 

Tonight from 5-7 Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop presents an opening reception for Thoughts Become Things, an exhibition of both functional and sculptural works created by Hartford Art School Ceramics Students, from March 18 through April 5.

Also here in Middletown, tomorrow night A Midsummer Night’s Dream will open at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater featuring the talents of over 25 young people on stage and behind the scenes.  The company has been rehearsing since January and is excited to welcome spring with this youthful, effervescent production of Shakespeare’s delightful comedy. 
Tonight in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Pink Talking Phish plays tribute to the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish while Z3 performs their funky takes on the music of Frank Zappa. Mark Pires, the one man band, opens that show. On Friday Shakedown performs the music of the Grateful Dead and Beyond on the Toad’s main stage.  Saturday brings the 5th annual Woofstock to Toads presented by Bikers against cruelty to animals. The bill includes Blackmail Radio, Cross Fire, Murray The Wheel and more.  Boombox takes the Toads stage Sunday night.  

In New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine, tonight Sun Dagger, Entierro, and Murdervan make for a night of loud rock at The Nine. On Friday at 5, Christoph Whitbeck performs an early set.  Friday night’s performers include Hyman Holocaust, American’t, and Progress. This week, Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam session is with Tony Dioguardi and friends.  Saturday night at 8, Café Nine presents The Wagon Riders. Sunday afternoon There’s a  Die Hipster records showcase with The Lost RRiots, Tomb & Thirst, and the 509ers, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with the Morris Trent Band at 8.

Also tonight Manchester Community College's Mishi-Maya-Gat Spoken Word and Music Series Hosted by Stephen Campiglio presents the poetry of Kate Rushin and Jonathan Gillman at 6:30 followed by live jazz with the Dave Palla Trio at 7:30. This event is Free and open to the public at The Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center at 903 Main Street, Manchester.

This week at Infinity Hall in Hartford, on tonight they’ve got Damn The Torpedos playing the music of Tom Petty.  Friday, at Infinity Hartford, The Southern Comfort Band makes for a night of southern Rock.  On Saturday at 8 you can catch Masters of the Telecaster featuring Jim Weider, G.E. Smith, and Danny Kortchmar.  More at at
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, on Friday Brother Jocephus & The Love Revolution take the stage with their 12 piece touring band. On Saturday night, Street Life Rock & Soul Review takes the stage. for more.

Sunday Manic Productions brings Lower Dens, All the Friends and Sunatirene at The Space in Hamden.

Theresa Wright takes the stage at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge her in Middletown this Friday night.   (that’s scatz with a “Z”…)

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford through tonight they continue their run of Ballet 422”, a documentary of the highly-guarded world of professional ballet that shadows Justin Peck, chief choreographer of the New York City Ballet.  
Also on screen at Real Art Ways through tonight is “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” a documentary remembrance of the man who lost his life because of his sexual orientation. Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of Boy Meets Girl, a coming-of-age romantic comedy exploring how falling in love transcends gender, and how important it is to live a courageous life without fear standing in the way of your dreams.  Also opening on Friday is Living is Easy with Eyes Closed, a film about a school teacher in Spain, who takes a road trip in 1966 to Almeria, where he hopes to Meet John Lennon who is there shooting a film.  

Trinity College’s Cinestudio is a run of The Theory of Everything, It's about theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking, on screen through Saturday. Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of “Inherent Vice” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Whitherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, and more in this adaption of the novel by Thomas Pynchon.

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa

The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.


(1,3,5) Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox

Radio Obscura is an enormous rocket ship secretly being constructed in the Connecticut River Valley in preparation for an “extinction level event.”


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.


9:30-10:30pm  Chip Austin fill for Rebecca Seidel’s Undercover 

10:30-11:30pm (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.

11:30- 1:30 The Salty Boomer show 

1:30-2:30am Trance on the Porch with DJ Mark laying down deep progressive house and trance grooves.


RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald


The Divide and Conquer News Report with C.C.  Arshagra

A weekly fake news (comedy) show and spin off series from producer, host, spoken mind poet C.C. Arshagra.

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 at

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