Monday, October 12, 2015

Friday's Jive 10-09-15

Good afternoon, it's Friday, October 9th, 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.

New Haven's Café Nine presents this afternoon at 5 pm DW Ditty, followed by Chris Berardo and the Desberardos for a 9 pm show. On Saturday at 4:30, its Jazz Jam with Gary Grippo, followed by Metalachi at 9 pm. On Sunday they bring you Jared Paul with Aquifer and Ben Absurdo at 8 pm. Visit

Meanwhile, Hartford's Black-eyed Sally’s presents the reggae and hip hop group The Alchemystics tonight at 9pm. On Saturday they bring you Connecticut's own R&B group Avenue Groove at 9 pm. Visit them at

At the First Church on Court Street you can tango every Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. Details at

Continuing visual art shows in Middletown include: At Wesleyan University - "Phantom Bodies--Photographs by Tanya Marcuse" through December 13th in the Davison Art Center, open noon to four Tuesday-Sunday. The R. Luke Dubois - in Real Time Exhibition continues its third week at the Zilkha Gallery, visiting hours noon-5pm. At the Wesleyan Potters Gallery on South Main St. "Vintage 20th Century Crafts" runs through November 2nd. And, the Community Partners in Action Prison Arts Exhibit is at Russell Library, featuring paintings and drawings from five formerly incarcerated Connecticut artists. Doors open there at 9am. At the Green Street Center for Teaching and Learning, "Fish for Life", an exhibit by Bradley Jones runs until October 28th.

Toad’s Place in New Haven presents on Sunday, the loud rockers, Clutch with guests: Corrosion of Conformity and The Shrine at 7 pm. Visit

At Infinity Hall in Hartford tonight at 8 pm its' Kim Russo - the Happy Medium. Saturday, its Dave Mason's Traffic Jam at 8 pm. And Sunday, its Open Mic Night starting at 7 pm. Go to

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts jazz and electronic producer Charles Xavier tonight at 8 pm. On Saturday, Doug White's Jazz Quintet performs at 8 pm. Visit

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford hosts Motets, Madrigals, and Moresche by Orlando di Lasso today with a gallery viewing at 5 pm, followed by a concert at 7:30. Saturday is Second Saturday, with Matrix173 artist Mark Dion at 1 pm. Go to

You can support Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets and enjoy healthy food while you’re at it! Middletown’s North End market is on Friday from 10 to 2 and the long-running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-1. Both Middletown Markets run through October 30th. There’s one in Higganum Village on Friday from 3:00 to 6:00. And on the shore, The Old Saybrook farmers market continues Wednesdays and Saturdays through October 28. Visit for a list of all the markets.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford's Real Art Ways in Hartford, "Meet the Patels" a film about Indian marriage and love triangle, continues with limited screenings through October 15th. This evening, Real Art Ways opens a run of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution".  Following Monday’s 5:20 screening, there will be an opportunity for Q&A with Director Stanley Nelson. Details at

On Saturday at 5 pm The Wadsworth Atheneum is showing a screening of "The Hundred-Foot Journey"  starring Helen Mirren, about a restaurant in France. Dinner and live music follow at 7:30 pm. You'll find more at

Tonight, at Trinity College’s Cinestudio "The End of the Tour", the story of one reporter's road trip with David Foster Wallace opens. On Sunday, a live matinee of the Bolshoi Ballet performing "Giselle" begins at 3 pm. Also on Sunday, "The Look of Silence" a film about victims of the 1960s Indonesian military coup shows at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Visit


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

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05-6 pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live with Ethan and Rachel. A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists' campus shows.

From 6 to 6:30pm it's Progress for the Planet w/Eric Hagen. Environmental news with a pro-green stance, including some environmentalist music from a variety of genres.
From 6:30-7pm it's the Middletown Youth Radio Project. A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

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

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre. The other 40% is Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
Then from 10pm - midnight, we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with
Dope Dave
 – where downtempo poets and acrobatic emcees weave lyricism through various soundscapes.

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

And then, from 3 until 5am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has

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

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, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

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 Noah Baerman's Ripples featuring Noah Baerman, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Green and many others – and the selection is Ripples-for Margie. Find out more at

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