Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, May 14th, 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.

 Now here’s some of what’s going on in our area this week:

 At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, on Thursday it’s the monthly Writers Out Loud, a prose Open Mic, hosted by Cocomo Rock and Al Bower, Jr. On Friday they bring you singer songwriter Davey O, along with the Connecticut State Troubadour Kristen Graves. The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday at 10:30. This week’s theme is Spiritual Growth. Later at 8, internationally known guitarist/composer Peter Griggs takes the stage with “Music for Here and Now.” 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.

 The Art Guild of Middletown invites you to a demonstration by Elizabeth Rhoades, award-winning pastel artist, at their monthly meeting on Thursday at the Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell. has the details

 In New Haven tonight, you can catch the Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti, along with Slim Francis. Friday’s 5:00 Happy Hour artist is Victor Roland, followed at 9 by Agent Orange, In the Whale, and Drug Shock. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, with Manic Productions bringing you Mystic Braves and more for a 9:00 show. Their Sunday Soul Service happens at noon.

 The Bus returns to THE BACK PORCH in Old Saybrook Thursday (5/14) 7-10:30 PM For info call - 860 510 0282 On Friday Manic Productions brings is The Feelies, at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden.

 Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s,tonight at 8. Friday they bring you The Marks Brothers, a Connecticut jamband playing rock-n-roll. On Saturday you can hear Bluesiana Swamp Soul with Shaka & the Soul Shakers. for more.

 Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Friday night you can enjoy Cosmic Dust Bunnies, The Hornitz, and more at 8. Saturday, it’s the Hot Rod Circuit, with Small Brown Bike, The So So Glos, and Smoke Signals. has the complete line-up.

 The COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN ACTION PRISON ARTS PROGRAM ANNUAL SHOW 2015 is currently open for viewing at the John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art at 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT May 10-June 7 with a Reception this Sunday May 17, from 2-5pm. This show features 797 artworks from 140+ Connecticut inmates, displayed floor to ceiling (literally) throughout two floors of a huge Elizabethan house.

 This Saturday May 16th, 3 Bands and will perform at a festival to raise money for the Save the Children Foundation Specifically for kids in Nepal and Syria. Music starts at 6:00 to 12:00 am. The event is being held in the historic "Hurley Mill building" in New Hartford, CT where there will also be a jurried gallery of visual art work on display. Performing bands incude Soul Tsunami featuring Nekita Waller, Wizard Farm, and the reggae groups "One Band International " for info!

 The monthly “Journey Writers’ Workshop” for poets, playwrights, singers and more is this Sunday from 1 to 3 at Sweet Harmony CafĂ© in Middletown.

 This Sunday from 1-6PM at Sears Park in East Hampton it's the 8th Annual Thank The Lake Day! Enjoy a day of free music, local vendors and local music featuring grammy winning artist Joseph FireCrow, giggljuice, The Merks, and WESU's own JCherry and Mr. Sparks.

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

Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford, they continue their run of “La Sapienza,” about a Frenchman who returns to Italy to complete a book on the architect Borromini. Also continuing through Thursday, is “3 Hearts,” a French drama about a classic love triangle. Tonight, (Tuesday) there’s a one-time screening of “Every Secret Thing,” as part of the ongoing NY Film Critics series. This film explores the mystery surrounding missing children, and there’s an exclusive pre- and post-screening broadcast and discussion hosted by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. On Friday they open “Iris,” a documentary about nonagenarian Iris Apfel, a longstanding style maven on the New York fashion scene. It runs through the weekend.

 At Trinity College’s Cinestudio, the run of “Seymour: An Introduction,” about an octogenarian piano teacher in New York City, ends its run tonight (Tuesday). tomorrow/Wednesday they open a run of “Still Alice,” starring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore as a linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. It runs through Saturday. On Thursday their National Theatre Live series brings you Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman.” Also on Thursday, the Out Film CT series presents “Boys,” a Dutch film about a teenager who discovers love during the summer holidays. On Sunday they open “Effie Gray,” a British film about the repressive Victorian marriage of author James Ruskin and Effie Gray.

 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.

 6:30-8pm (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.”

 (2,4) Imagine with Karen Stein Peace through music! Mostly world music, blended with music from the US and music from down the road. 8-9:30pm 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 (1,3,5) Undercover with Rebecca Seidel Bridging genres and generations, UnderCover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation. Nothing is original.

 (2,4) Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice with DJ Mac Cavity Bask in the light of the sunshine pop, baroque pop and surf music of the past and indulge in the sweet, sugar coated, happy tunes of yesteryear.

 10:30 to 12:30 laugh infection with Willie zabar, at

12:30 its "earwash" with "le dj"

 1:30-2:30am (1,3,5) Efly in the Mix with DJ Efly From 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.

 (2,4) Trance on the Porch with DJ Mark Spinning since 2000, laying down deep progressive house and trance grooves.

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

 3:30-4am 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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