Wednesday, September 16, 2015

09-16-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, September 16th, 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for joining us!

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

Thursday at the Buttonwood Tree, CinTamani and Aruna Chocolates bring you superfoods, world music and more at 7:30.  On Friday, Canadian sisters Erin and Colleen Searson perform songs from their new album, “Stars Above the Farm,” at 8 p.m.  On Saturday, you can hear the international multicultural jazz collective Jazz-Apero at 8. Visit for details. The Buttonwood’s redesigned website will be back soon.

 The Hartford Public Library holds its monthly Salsa Social at 6 in the downtown location. Dancers of all levels are welcome. They celebrate Envisionfest on Saturday starting at 10 with exhibits, a vintage book sale, and music by the Orquesta Espada Latin Jazz band.  In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, they have an author talk and book signing at 12:30 with Nelson Denis, presenting his book “War Against All Puerto Ricans.” 

 Thursday, at the Russell Library in Middletown, at 6:30, they offer “The Body in a Library: Dance Performance by Eiko,” with award winning dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake.  A discussion follows the performance. The Veteran’s Writing Group meets on Thursday at 7. Full details of these events and more at 

 In New Haven, at CafĂ© Nine tonight, they feature 7-string Brazilian Guitarist Rogerio Souza. On Thursday they’ve got The Lost Bayou Ramblers and Orkestar BAM.   On Friday you can hear Paul Panamarenko at 5, followed by the Elm City Noise Festival at 8 headlining Oneida. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, followed at 8 by Jonny Foz’s Bachelor Party, headlining Bragging Rights, DJ Big Pete, and more. On Sunday at 8 it’s JW Louis, along with Coda Blue.   At Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, tonight, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra brings you new material. Wednesday’s Blues Jam is with Gene Donaldson. On Friday they headline the Orb Mellon Trio, performing delta blues. On Saturday you can catch the Street Life Rock & Soul Review, with some of CT’s best singers and players.

In New Haven, at Toad’s Place--on Thursday--they’ve got Bayside, The Early November, and Better Off.  On Friday it’s Reverend Horton Heat and The Adicts, with The Creepshow.  On Sunday the headliner is Ky-Mani Marley for a 9:00 show.

Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets continue to offer you locally grown produce and more. 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 market is on Friday from 10 to 2, with the long-running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays through October. 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, Old Saybrook markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. A new market is open at 53 Broadway in New Haven every Friday from 10 to 2.  The Chester market is open on Sundays from 10 to 1.  Visit for details.

You can tour the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown every Wednesday at 2 p.m., with tea available every second Wednesday of the month.

Manic Productions brings you Greensky Bluegrass and Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, appearing tonight at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven.  Also this evening, Little Racer, If Jesus Had Machine Guns, and Oberon Rose on at Bar in New Haven. On Friday at the College Street Music Hall, they headline Ride and DIIV.  And Dan Deacon, On an On, Eliot Sumner, and Dosh come to the College Street Music Hall on Friday for an 8:00 show.

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents an Artist Talk with R. Luke DuBois today at 4:30 in CFA Hall.  He’ll discuss his new exhibit, “In Real Time,” which includes real-time data, videos, scores and more that raise questions of artistic privacy and fair use.  The exhibit opening follows at 5:30.  On Friday, the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton performs with his Trio at Crowell Concert Hall at 8.  On Saturday, Youth Gamelan Ensemble classes start at World Music Hall at 10 a.m.    Visit for full details.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, they bring you Southern Rock with the Georgia Satellites on Friday at 8.  On Saturday, it’s blues and rock with Savoy Brown, featuring Kim Simmonds and special guests Kal David, Lauri Bono, and the Real Deal.  On Sunday at 1:30 it’s the Rising Star Music Festival, presented with the CREC Great Hartford Academy of the Arts, followed at 7:30 by Indian Ocean, bringing you Indian Rock and Jazz Fusion.

You can tango every Friday at First Church on Court Street in Middletown, starting at 4 p.m.  Details at

The Art Guild of Middletown hosts a workshop with acrylic artist Bill Colrus this Saturday at the Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell.  The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The first annual Jack n’ Jill Music Festival happens this Saturday at Mezzo Grille in Middletown, starting at 3 p.m.  Featured artists include Nekita Waller, guitar virtuoso Dave Giardina, Ali McGuirk, and more.  Proceeds benefit the COMPASS Youth Collaborative, which runs after-school programs to reduce youth violence.  Full details at

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio opens “Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller’s fourth of the post-apocalyptic films.  It runs through Saturday.  On Friday there’s a one-time screening of “Ghosts of Amistad,” a documentary that traces the Africans of Sierra Leone who rebelled against slavery.  Saturday’s matinee is “Tomka and His Friends,” the restored version of a 1977 Albanian film about Nazi occupation.  On Sunday they open a run of “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” a reenactment of the notorious 1971 psychological experiment that explores abuse of authority. Full details at

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” an unflinching portrait of the Apple founder and his legacy, continues. Or you can see “Rosenwald,” a documentary of the Jewish philanthropist and President of Sears who was a silent partner in America’s 20th Century Civil rights movement. Both run through tomorrow.  On Friday they open “Blind,” a Norwegian thriller about a recently blinded woman whose reality is distorted by her obsession with writing.  It runs through the weekend.

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU, as we work our way through week two of our new fall programming schedule:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Ear Candy with Sick Nelden. Hear the new, hear the old, hear the pop songs that get in your head and won't leave you alone. Listen to Ear Candy, please!

From 6-6:30 its Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard, M.D. where Guests discuss holistic approaches to the brain diseases we call mental illness, or share their stories of personal healing and achievement.

Fusion Radio with James Fusion follows from 6:30 to 8, with the best Techno mix on radio.
From 8 to 9:30 it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce, bringing you deep underground sounds mixed live for yourlistening pleasure.

And at 9:30, it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live. Exclusive music from international artists.

From 11 to midnight it's black music matters with DJ Frau Miau. Dedicated to playing music for black people, by black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrikc LaMar, this show serves as yet another reminder that black lives matter.

From Midnight to 1am, Metal on Metal. The radio show dedicated to the extreme. Black, thrash, death, progressive and power metal.

And from 1 - 2 am it's Third Waves with Georgia O'Queef and Madame Ovary. We will discuss issues related to third wave feminism in the news and also play an eclectic collection of music by women artists.

From 2 - 3 it's Mom's After Hours with DJ Janis Mean and DJ Joni Bitchell. Appreciating moms and motherhood.

And from 3 - 4 it's Sing Out! Radio magazine with Tom Druckenmiller. A weekly hour long magazine format programs featuring interviews in addition to live and recorded traditional folk music.

The BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 a.m.

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. Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Ear Candy!

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