Thursday, September 17, 2015

9-17-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, September 17th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 weeknights and weekends.

I'm I'm JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and cultureThank you for joining us!

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

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree, CinTamani and Aruna Chocolates bring you superfoods, world music and more at 7:30pm. 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 is featured this Saturday as part of Envisionfest festival, starting tat 10am with exhibits, a vintage book sale, and music by the Orquesta Espada Lain Jazz band. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, there will be an author talk and book signing at 12:20 with Nelson Denis, presenting his book "War Against All Puerto Ricans."

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

In New Haven, at Café Nine tonight, they feature 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, 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. 

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

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton performs with his Trio at Crowell Concert Hall at 8 on Friday. 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.

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

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio shows “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

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

Manic Productions brings you Ride and DIIV at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Friday at the College Street Music Hall. Also on Friday, Dan Deacon, On an On, Eliot Sumner, and Dosh come to the College Street Music Hall for an 8:00 show.

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.

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

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. Final showings tonight.  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 continue week two of our new fall programming schedule:

Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for:

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa presenting Connecticut Connected music for a global audience. With a gig related set list, live performances an interviews.

At 6:30 stay tuned for Imagine with Karen Stein, working for Peace through music.

From 8-9:30 you can catch Evening Jazz with Bill Denert Offering a broad range of swing, bebop and avante-garde, where "Hearing is the best experience"

At 9:30 Ali and Ben present UnderCover, explores the concept of inspiration through imitation.

From 10:30-11:30pm tonight Gus Lo Fills in for DJ Malik1Fam’s Hip Hop show,  Underdogs Edge

At 11:30 DJ Babelfish presents The British Are Coming where you can explore British music, one region at a time. With music from the British invasion to today, this show is not limited to a specific time or genre.

DJ Johnny Tsunami is up next at 12:30 with High Tide inviting you to Wax down your board and ride the tide along the best post-punk/new wave jams from the 1970s and 1980s.

From 1:30-2:30 it’s The Weirding Way, a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus. New soundscapes each show.

At 2:30 DJ XAN hosts Evolution of Soul featuring Everything from Al Greene to D'Angelo, and Nao to house music with a soul-like sound.

The BBC World news service kicks on at 4am and we begin tomorrow's broadcast day with Morning Edition from NPR 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. Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Homegrown!

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