Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday's Jive

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Good evening, it's Thursday, July 23rd, 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.

Here’s some of what’s going on in our area this week:
At the Buttonwood Tree on tonight the Middlesex Drum Circle meets at 7. Bring your own, or use one on site.  New York singer/songwriter Kate Mills debuts at the Buttonwood on Friday at 8.  Music is the Healing Force of the Universe III happens Saturday night, with special guest David LeClerc and more. The photography exhibit of works by Jennifer Misseri continues through the month.
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, Electric Thursdays returns with DJ’s spinning in two rooms.  On Friday they bring you Konshens.  On Saturday you can catch Spring Heeled Jack USA, along with Mephiskapheles and Party
Also in New Haven tonight, at Café Nine, Jacques Le Coque, Disco Teen 66, and Straight to VHS. Friday’s Happy Hour features The Imaginary Pickups at 5, followed by The Cosmic Jibaros, I Anbassa, and Fernandito Ferrer at 9. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session features the George Baker Band, with Samantha Crain, Kath Bloom, and Canyon coming your way later at 9.  Sunday’s 8 p.m. show headlines Tommy Stinson, along with Simon Doom.
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, On Friday, it’s Texas guitar master Lance Lopez, with special guests.  Cynthia Fabian & Co. headlines the Saturday night show
Manic Productions brings more concerts to area venues this week, tonight they headline Beach Slang at The Space in Hamden.  It’s Neon Trees, Fictionist, and Ian Biggs on Saturday at the College Street Music Hall.  On Sunday, they bring  Marriages, Creepoid, and Birth of Flower to The Space in Hamden.  
Artfarm celebrates its tenth season of professional outdoor Shakespeare in Middletown with their Shakespeare in the Grove production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, running this this evening  through Sunday in the Cedar Grove of the Middlesex Community College.  Performances are held regardless of weather.  Visit   for full details, times, and tickets. 
The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford now offers free admission every Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 5

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can catch the Ladies of Laughter comedy show on tonight at 8.  On Friday, it’s the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Lovin’ Spoonful.  Grammy Award winner Aaron Neville takes the Infinity stage on Saturday at 8.  On Sunday, it’s Arrival from Sweden – The Music of Abba, featuring some of the original members of the hit group ABBA.
The Middletown Stage Company performs “Fame, the Musical,” this tonight through Saturday at the Middletown Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School.  For information and tickets visit
At the Russell Library in Middletown, Veteran’s Writing Group meets this Thursday at 7. Visit their website for information on summer events, children’s activities, and more.
You can tango every Friday at First Church on Court Street in Middletown, starting at 4 p.m. Details at
Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford brings you Music Among the Memorials this Friday at 5, featuring the Celtic and American folk music of Greg Wilfrid & Jeff DesRosier.  Details at
You can support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! The East Haddam Farmer’s market happens every Wednesday from 4 to 7, Durham’s is on Thursdays from 3 to 6. The Clinton market is every Thursday from 4 to 7. Middletown’s North End farmers market is on Friday from 10 to 2. There’s one in Higganum Village on Friday from 3:30 to 6:30, and in Cromwell on Friday from 4 to 7. On the shore, in Old Saybrook markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Chester market is open on Sundays from 10 to 1. Middletown’s long-running market on the South Green runs Tuesdays and Thursdays through October. Stay tuned to the Jive for updates on more openings, and visit for details.
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
The Spotlight’s Free Summer Movies Series continues in Hartford, with this week’s feature “Penguins of Madagascar.”  Visit for dates and times.
The Hartford Parks Free Movies After Dark series continues this Friday with a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Riverside Park.
The Hartford Public Library continues its Global Lens Film Series this week with “Halima’s Path,” about a mixed-religion couple who give up their child during the Bosnian war. Details at
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of  “The Overnight,” a comedy about a couple who move from Seattle to East LA continues through tonight.  Also running is “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” a Swedish comedy-drama about a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition.  They also open “Cartel Land,” a riveting look at two vigilante groups battling the Mexican drug cartels.  Also opening is “Wild Tales,” a Spanish comedy/mystery about the thin line between civilization and barbarism.
Thursday night,  Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues its run of “Ex Machina,” a film that explores the consciousness of a computer.  Opening Friday is “The Farewell Party,” an Israeli comedy about nursing home residents in Jerusalem inventing new ways to die with dignity.  It runs through the weekend.
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.

Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!             

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, Bill Revill of Acoustic Blender will be filling in for Evening Jazz tonight with some Acoustic Americana.
A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant-garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.                                         

(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam
Featuring local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists not normally played on the radio. 
(2,4) Experience The Experiement (ETEShow) with DJ Marquis
Album Cuts of main and non mainstream artists. The show does interviews from all backgrounds of music.

Metal on Metal!! with the Metal Messenger
Welcome to Metal on Metal!! Traditional heavy metal, progressive metal, death metal, power metal, black metal...any kind of metal as long as it's shreddin'!
Mentaltown with El Vee
Ill vill for the unsigned artist, small biz, and non profit with different guest hosts plus dj's

RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald

Democracy Now

Morning edition from NPR  starts tomorrow’s broadcast day at 5am.
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

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