Tuesday, December 22, 2015

12-22-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, December 22nd 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. Thanks for joining us! 

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Now here's some of what’s happening in our area this week:

In New Haven at Cafe Nine tonight at 9pm,
its "No Comfort Zone" an unusual open mic. Wednesday at 7 pm Bill Calash presents fun and music at The Kings and Queens of East Rock Christmas Party. Saturday’s weekly Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band. Saturday night brings classic soul, rhythm, and blues from Kevin St. James & The Crown Street Orchestra at 9 pm. Sunday's Matinee features proto-punk and psychedelic intrigue from Lamb Bombs and The Natch at 3 pm. Sunday night welcomes Wisconsin-based sing and songwriter Kirby Jayes along with Sam Perduta.  www.cafenine.com 

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s, it’s the usual 18-piece funk machine Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra at 8 pm. Saturday, Black Eyed Sally's goes country featuring Connecticut's own Nashville recording artist Presley & Taylor. blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, is the Middlesex Drum Circle at 7 pm, welcoming all skill levels. On Saturday, Antony Digennaro and Tommy Monaghan present "Music for 32 Goats" at 8 pm. Throughout December at The Buttonwood Tree, Artists for World Peace  presents the exhibition "ART for LIFE" featuring photographs of Tanzania and Uganda by Claudia Paul and Lonzo Lowery,as well as paintings by Lorelei Chang and Kamar Thomas. buttonwood.org

Tonight, the MAC 365 Gallery will host a capstone evening for Tab Hujar's exhibition of mixed media, paintings, and sculpture "The Back Alleys of Paradise." Festivities begin at 8 pm. mac650.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on Wednesday, its the Local Showcase with Hype, Riot Kings, Dirt Devil's Grin, and Kevin Sava at 8 pm. Saturday night, its John Valby's XXX-Mas Show at 10 pm. They headline Sammy Adams on Sunday at 9 pm. toadsplace.com

Manic Productions brings a Christmas Acoustic Experience to BAR in New Haven at 9 pm on Wednesday, featuring rapper and musician Ceschi Ramos, along with Opus of the Band Dead by Wednesday. manicproductions.org

At Middlesex Community College, Wednesday is the last day to see Randall Nelson's "Friends and Family" exhibition in The Niche at Founders Hall. Also Kerri Gaudelli's "Reflector/Refractor" exhibition at Chapman Hall closes. The exhibition is open until 7.   

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.

At Infinity Hall Hartford on Sunday at 7:30 its Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: An evening celebrating the music of Billy Joel. Also 7:30, its the usual Open Mic Night. Details at infinityhall.com

Wesleyan's Center for the Arts is currently closed for winter break, but will reopen with new events in January. More information at wesleyan.edu/cfa    

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, "The Winding Stream", a documentary about the legendary Carter Family and Appalachian music will end its run on Thursday. Also ending on Thursday is the documentary film "Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict" about the legendary heiress and collector of modern art. On Friday, "Janis: Little Girl Blue" opens, a documentary by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg, that delves into the life and found footage of the late Janis Joplin.  More info at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio plays the seminal 1946 Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" starring James Stewart and Donna Reed and directed by Frank Capra through Thursday. After that they take a break and will continue again on Wednesday January 6th.       cinestudio.org.

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:

Right after The Jive at Five, stick around for Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher for an exploration of the New Orleans' music scene from past to present. 

At 6pm it’s Your English is Good with Mizael Robledo, offering an exploration of the contextual experiences of people who learned English as a second language, with music in the guests' native tongue.

From 6:30-8pm, Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presents an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music with a roots influence.

At 8pm it’s a hour of The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local ecticut arts and music.  On tonight's show you can catch Bonnie Erich, a local children’s songwriter. 

From 9-10:30 it's Radio Obscura. Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox asked us to tell you that “You won't believe your eyes” when you listen to their show.

Oblique Strategies with Biscuit comes your way at 10:30pm, inviting you to join in for twists and turns through an hour of constrained musical drifting.

From 11:30-12:30am, Food Court Friends with Sierra Mist and Orange Julius offers an hour of punk and pop punk to bang your head and let out some teen angst to. 

At 12:30am The Chillin Factory with Noah G. and DJ So Fresh So Clean presents quality hip hop analysis and dissection.

From 1:30-2:20am, it' s High Times with DJ Woo, featuring up and coming electronic artists with music that will elevate your existence.

From 2:30-3:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald explores music from around the world.

At 3:30, Shortwave Report with Dan Roberts from Pacifica gives a weekly review of news stories from around the world.

BBC World news comes your way from 4 to 5 a.m., followed by Morning Edition from NPR. 
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And 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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Thanks - Now stay tuned for Brass & Sass!

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