Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday's Jive 08-14-15

Good afternoon, it's Friday, August 14th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU 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 Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

At New Haven's Café Nine today’s Happy Hour artist is Victor Roland at 5 p.m., followed at 10 by Quiet Life, and Caroline Rose, brought to you by Manic Productions. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, followed at 9 by the Full Blast Summer Tour with Deuce Bug, Joey Batts and Them, Stryfe, and Dinero. Sunday’s matinee show headlines Slaid Cleaves, followed by the Soul Service at 8 p.m. Details at

Manic Productions on Sunday brings Failure, Hum, and Nothing to the College Street Music Hall. Visit

Hartford's Blackeyed Sally’s has Shawn Holt & the Teardrops tonight. On Saturday, it’s Johnny & the Pushers, bringing you American rock ‘n’ roll that was born in a Colombian prison. Visit

At The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight at 8, Smokin' Mirrors highlights
jazz, folk, blues, and more. On Saturday at 8, The Uri Shaham - Mark Kaplan Jazz Duo provide unique renditions of jazz classics. Visit, or call them at 860.347.4957. 

At New Haven's Toad’s Place, 365ent presents the Roc-a-Fella Reunion, with a variety of performers. On Saturday it’s Shakedown, along with Off The Dome, and Creamery Station. More at

You can tango every Friday at First Church on Court Street in Middletown, starting at 4 and going until 10 pm. Details at

The National Beat Poetry Festival is happening at Broad Street Books in Middletown today at 6:30. Featured poets are George Wallace and Geraldine Green, along with live music and an open mic.  Details at

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, the Atlanta Rhythm Section plays southern rock tonight.  On Sunday at 1:30, you can hear Bob McArthur as Elvis Presley. Visit

The National Society of Black Engineers hosts a Minute to Engineer It STEM learning experience and competition this Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Hartford Hotel on Trumbull St.  Call 646-652-7226 for registration and details.

The 4th annual Middletown Trinidad Style Evolution Carnival happens this Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m. in Harbor Park.  Enjoy steel band music, limbo contests, calypso, Caribbean food, and more. Details at

The Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival happens this Saturday and Sunday at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford. Enjoy dragon boat races, Asian music, dance, martial arts, culture and more. Details at

Enjoy healthy food and while you’re at it, support CT's farmer's markets! 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. A new market is open at 53 Broadway in New Haven every Friday from 10 to 2. The oldest market in the state, established in 1643, runs through Oct. 31 at the Old State House in Hartford. Learn more at And tune in 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 Hartford Parks Free Movies After Dark series continues this Friday with a screening of “Drumline,” about a Harlem street drummer at a Southern university, in Keney Park. Visit

The Hartford Public Library continues its Global Lens Film Series Saturday at 1pm with “Voice of My Father,” a Turkish film about a father who discovers hidden family audiotapes while preparing for the birth of his child. The full schedule is at

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford has screenings through the weekend of the Norwegian dark comedic crime thriller, In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten). Info at

Hartford's Real Art Ways continues a run of “Tangerine”, about transgenders dealing with the various subculture in Los Angeles, and shot entirely on a smartphone. Opening this evening is “Tribe,” a Ukranian film about a high school for the deaf, presented without subtitles or voice-overs. Also opening is “Unexpected,” a drama about an inner-city Chicago high school. Check for times.

Opening tonight at Trinity College’s Cinestudio and running through the next week are the films of “The Apu Trilogy,” with screenings of three restored films by Satyajit Ray, the greatest Indian director of his generation. Learn more at

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05-6:30pm, it'll be Covering the Beatles - Take a ride forward and backward on a "Magical Mystery Tour." An exploration of covers of Beatles songs by new artists and early rock and roll tunes covered by the Beatles.            
From 6:30-7pm its Radio Curious from Pacifica.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing different genres like Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
Then from 10pm - midnight, we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with
Dope Dave
- Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied soundscapes.

At Midnight until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE w/Clarence Scott & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

3-3:30 am will be Bassment Beats with DJ LOKASH from Pacifica - The best in underground & above ground hip-hop mixed by DJ LOKASH.

From 3:30-4 am is a New World Show with DJ LOKASH from Pacifica, exploring contemporary sounds in global bass redefining the term "world music." curated & mixed by DJ LOKASH

Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU's own WESParla 
 - A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from the Anthony Braxton Quartet, 8 Standards (Wesleyan) 2001, featuring Anthony Braxton, Kevin O'Neil, Andy Eulau, and Kevin Norton. The selection is Nuages and it's out on Barking Hoop Records.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s jive is 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 make that donation online at anytime. Thanks for listening!

No comments:

Post a Comment