Thursday, April 2, 2015

04-02-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, April 2nd 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 Ben Michael, Thanks for joining us.

The Veterans Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7 here in Middletown at Russell Library.  On Saturday at 10 you can learn the art of Zentangle with Pam Hartz Miller. for details and information on more community activities

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight, you can catch Bob Gotta’s long running acoustic open mic., Tomorrow/Friday, they’ve got acoustic/pop performer Alec Chambers at 7.  The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday at 10:30 am. This week’s theme is Living in Divine Order. At 1, there’s a Free Poets Collective Open Mic, hosted by Andrea Barton, with featured poets Lisa Taylor and Brenda Krosnicki.  The Doug White Quintet takes the stage later at 8. Sunday’s worship service at 10 is with Rev. Ronnie Bantum and at 11 with Pastor Sandra Steele. 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. Next Monday morning at 10:30 
the Hearing Voices Network meets.
In New Haven tonight, at Cafe Nine, you can catch Shel Roger Street Friedman and Seth Adam.  Tomorrow/ Friday, it’s Wess Meets West, Ports of Spain, Fishing The Sky, and Grace Notes at 9. Dafe nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and Friends this week, and later at 9:30 Saturday night, Manic Productions and Fistful of Jokes present Eugene Mirman and Andrew Donnelly  

Also Tonight, in New Haven, you can catch a show featuring Break Science, Marvel Years, and Vibe Street.  On Friday, WYBC Radio presents Ante-Fling featuring Giraggage. 

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s,  Tomorrow/Friday, you can catch the Xy Eli & D. Smith Blues Band with a Tribute to Muddy Waters.  On deck for Saturday is West End Blend, a West Hartford Afro-Funk/Hip-Hop Jam Collective aiming to fill the dance for more.

There are several Spring Senior Thesis Dance and music performances this weekend including a multimedia solo performance called “Ida” to be presented in the CFA Courtyard.  Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works at the Patricelli Theater and there’s a Senior Music Recital at Crowell Concert Hall on tomorrow / Friday at 7.  Details at

There’s an opening reception on Friday at 7 for the new exhibit “The Wandering Uterus II” at the Mac 650 Art Gallery on Main St. in Middletown. The show features diverse fine art and media pieces from ten female Connecticut artists are presented.

Scatz Restaurant and Jazz lounge in Middletown presents the versatile styling’s of Orice Jenkins Friday night and the Soulful Sounds of the Hit live on stage Saturday night. that’s scatz with a z.

Tomorrow/ Friday, at Infinity Hall Hartford, you can catch Moondance, a Van Morrison Tribute Show. On Saturday the Boston Comedy Festival presents Best of the Fest! with Jim McCue, Al Park, Dave McDonough, and Danny Boulger for an 8pm show at Infinity Hall Hartford.

The BREAK THRU MUSIC: BATTLE FOR METAL FEST 2015 FINALS are going down at The Webster Theater in Hartford tomorrow night. On stage are Lament, The Days Ahead, Before I Turn, Run The Wire, Hollow, Sirens Over Sumeria, Acius, Rise And Resist.

Coleman’s Carnival, has returned to Middletown. Their rides and midway are set up in their usual location off Washington St in the Palmer Field parking lot.  They are here through April 11th and offer lots of rides, games, carnival food, and more.  

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight, they open a run of “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” about a Japanese woman who believes she can find buried money revealed in a treasure map from the movie “Fargo.”  It runs through the weekend.

Trinity College’s Cinestudio, is not showing “Mr. Turner,” a movie bio-pic of the 19th century English artist J. M. W. Turner.   It runs through Saturday. On Sunday they open “Girlhood,” a French coming-of-age film about a young Muslim girl growing up in the poverty-ridden suburbs of Paris.

Now here's a run-down of tonight’s programming on WESU:

Right after the Jive at Five stay tune for 90 minutes of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa for  The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

From 6:30-8pm  it’s Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox who describe their show as an enormous rocket ship secretly being constructed in the Connecticut River Valley in preparation for an “extinction level event.”

From 8-9:30pm stay tuned for Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, where hearing is the best experience, featuring  broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant-garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

From 9:30-10:30pm it’s time for  Undercover with Rebecca Seidel,  who explores the concept of inspiration through imitation (via cover tunes). Reminding us all that, “Nothing is original”.
At 10:30 stay tuned for  Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam who features local hip-hop artists from our region alongside tracks from mainstream artists not normally played on the radio.

 The Chillin Factory with Noah G. and DJ So Fresh So Clean comes our way from 11:30pm-12:30am       
And offers quality hip hop analysis and dissection favoring and promoting music which provides the best human interpretation for the Platonic form of "chill."         

At 12:30 it’s  Sleep Walk Radio with Clip for an hour of Etechno, house, post-rock, and snippets of radio talk shows

From 1:30-2:30am  it’s Efly in the Mix  for modern hip hop bangers to old school funky jams. Efly spins an eclectic mix of music that will keep his listeners grooving late into the night.           

From  2:30-3:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald

 Thats all for today's jive at five. Thanks for listening. If you missed a detail from our community calendar, you can find the script for today's jive at Five online at and if you value  WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life. how about supporting the station with a donation. you can do that anytime online at 

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