Tuesday, December 22, 2015

12-23-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, December 23rd 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! 

We are in the final stretch of the pledge drive and only need a little more to keep our station running through the next year. Whether you are just tuning in for the first time, or are a lifetime supporter of WESU, we need your help. What better way to ring in the New Year, than support the voice of your community. Donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge. 

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

In New Haven at Cafe Nine tonight 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 

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight you can catch their 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 tonight, featuring rapper and musician Ceschi Ramos, along with Opus of the Band Dead by Wednesday. manicproductions.org

At Middlesex Community College, today 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 the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, 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

Up in Hartford, Black Eyed Sally's goes country on Saturday at 8 pm, featuring Connecticut's own Nashville recording artist Presley & Taylor. blackeyedsallys.com
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, 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 Radio Curious with Barry Vogul from Pacifica offering half hour interviews on a 
curiously wide array of topics concerning life and ideas.

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 your listening pleasure.

From 9:30 - 11pm  it's NE Tempo with DJ Berk featuring  DubStep, Drum n Bass, techno, ragga jungle, and breakbeats mixed live!

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 1 am, its The Dungeon with Executioner Snow for a dose of loud rock and heavy 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.

The Nocturnal Mom appears at 2:30 until 4am with DJ Ava Davis. Integrating stories and music by connecting songs and artists with associated memories and experience. Featuring a variety of genres and decades

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. 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.

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? WESU depends on listener support for over a third of our annual budget and we need you to do your part to keep this community station on air! Please make a donation in support of community radio online at wesufm.org at your earliest convenience.    

Thanks - Now stay tuned for Ear Candy!

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