Thursday, December 31, 2015

Thursday's Jive



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Good evening, it's Thursday, December 31st 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. 

WESU depends on listener support for over a third of our annual budget and we need our listeners to do their part to keep this community station on air! With just over $500 still needed go to close out this drive, your contribution right now can help us end this drive successfully before the end of 2015. Plus we’re offering great thank you gifts. Donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge.

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

At Main Pub in Manchester tonight you can cath The Michael Cleary Band CD release party for their brand new album, uplift! 

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight Café Nine offers a New Years Burlesque with Cabaret, Magic, Side-Show, Games, & Fun surprises!  Friday’s Weekly Happy Hour at 5 features Sean Conlon. Later Friday night, The Nine offers a double bill featuring WOODY PINES and Wise Old Moon.  Saturday’s. Later, Saturday nightr it’s the Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and Friends at 4:30. Later Saturday night brings the 4th Annual Beehive Holiday Blowout with CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ and The GEORGE BAKER BAND.  Sunday night at Café Nine, you can catch BIRTH OF FLOWER, The Gates of Ivory, and Disco Teen 66. www.cafenine.com

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight SHAKEDOWN’s NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA, with Kazoo Crew Family Band, and Stoned in America.  Sat you can catch ZACH DEPUTY & Roots of Creation. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s tonight  Sally’s presents a New Year’s Eve Celebration w/ The Mighty Soul Drivers, with seating at 8:00 pm & later. Saturday night, Texas Bluesman Lucky Peterson stops by Black-eyed Sally’s.  www.blackeyedsallys.com


First Night Hartford is a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year's Eve party that celebrates the arts, bringing together musicians, artists, performances groups and more at various downtown venues. Find all the details at  www.firstnighthartford.org 

Infinity Hall brings in the new year at their Norfolk venue with a performance by The Allman Neville Pitchell Band with Special Guest Saagar Ace. At infinity Hall Hartford, Tower of power plays 2 shows on NYE.  The Cast of Beatlemania comes to to the Infinity Hall Hartford stage on Saturday. Details at www.infinityhall.com  
An annual New Year's Eve Contra Dance starts at 8 p.m. and winds down about 12:30 a.m. in the ballroom of the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 S. Main St. Bob Isaacs will call to the music of the Celtic Wild Notes. A potluck is planned for 6:30. www.hcdance.org

Back here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, is closed until Saturday morning, when they offer the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop from 10:30-noon. Later Saturday night, Pete LaMalfa & His Washingtonians for an evening of Jazz www.buttonwood.org .

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Dec 31, They continue their run of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict a documentary about the colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it. Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is Janis: Little Girl Blue in which Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) delves into the life of late rock legend Janis Joplin. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of NOMA: My Perfect Storm, A documentary about the celebrated chef René Redzepi, set against the backdrop of the Copenhagen-based restaurant NOMA, named the Best Restaurant in the World in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014. More info at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio will emerge rfom their annual winter hiatus on Jan 6 with a run of MAcBeth! www.cinestudio.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: (note there may be variations due to winter break for students at Wesleyan)

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, playing Connecticut Connected music presented for the global audience for 13 years.

From 6:30-8pm it's Imagine. You can listen to the best music from around the world and around the block.


At 8, it's Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, bringing you a broad range of swing, bebop, and avante garde with a few new releases, where "Hearing is the best experience."


From 9:30-10:30 you can catch UnderCover with Ali and Ben who explore inspiration through invitation in a variety of music genres. 

From 10:30-11:30, stay tuned for the Late Night Format with Adi Slepack, for a radio show that is; like a TV talk show, with a new media spin!


At 11:30, it's an hour of Meet Music with DJ Rami. Buckle up and tune in to meet a new artist with each show, exploring background, influences and personal stories.


At 12:30, it's High Tide with DJ Johnny Tsunami.: The tide is high and you know what that means... new waves! Wax down your board and ride the tide along the best post-punk/new wave jams from the 1970s and 1980's. 


From 1:30-2:30, you can catch The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides. With new soundscapes each show, it's the expression of thoughts through sound in a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus.


From 2:30-4, it's People, Places and Things with Jackalope. Each week brings a new theme, each theme brings and exciting smorgasbord of songs relating to it.


The BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 am.
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. IF you missed an item in our community calendar, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive.  If you turn to WESU for music and information that you cannot find elsewhere, please help us out with a donation today during our current fall pledge drive. You can make that donation online at wesufm.org/pledge 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

12-30-15 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, December 30th 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! Thanks for joining us!
WESU depends on listener support for over a third of our annual budget and we need our listeners to do their part to keep this community station on air! With just over $500 still needed go to close out this drive, your contribution right now can help us end this drive successfully before the end of 2015. Plus we’re offering great thank you gifts. Donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge.

Now here's some of what’s happening in our area this week:
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight it’s WORDS & MUSIC with Drained Glory, Dan Kalwhite, K. Ponzio, Craig Taylor, Stosh Mikita, Craig Gilbert, and the ­Cody Place Band. Thursday night, Café Nine offers a New Years Burlesque with Cabaret, Magic, Side-Show, Games, & Fun surprises!  Friday’s Weekly Happy Hour at 5 features Sean Conlon. Later Friday night, The Nine offers a double bill featuring WOODY PINES and Wise Old Moon.  Saturday’s. Later, Saturday nightr it’s the Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and Friends at 4:30. Later Saturday night brings the 4th Annual Beehive Holiday Blowout with CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ and The GEORGE BAKER BAND.  Sunday night at Café Nine, you can catch BIRTH OF FLOWER, The Gates of Ivory, and Disco Teen 66. www.cafenine.com

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight (Wednesday),  you can catch BADFISH, A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME, Inosoul, JG & Friends, plus Bruce 3 and The Revenge. Thursday night at Toad’s place brings SHAKEDOWN’s NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA, with Kazoo Crew Family Band, and Stoned in America.  Sat you can catch ZACH DEPUTY & Roots of Creation. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s it's their long running weekly Community Blues Jam, hosted by Tim McDonald, this week. Thursday, Sally’s presents a New Year’s Eve Celebration w/ The Mighty Soul Drivers, with seating at 8:00 pm & later. Saturday night, Texas Bluesman Lucky Peterson stops by Black-eyed Sally’s.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

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

The CT Poetry Society Middletown Chapter holds its meetings on the last Wednesday of every month. The meetings are open to the public and take place at: 6 p.m.  in Meeting Room 3 at Russell Library www.arts2go.org

Wednesday night, Manic Productions presents a bill featuring Tri-State Era, The Most, Guest House, & Knife Garden for a night of math rock and emo at Bar in New Haven on Wednesday. www.manicproductions.org.

First Night Hartford is a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year's Eve party that celebrates the arts, bringing together musicians, artists, performances groups and more at various downtown venues. Find all the details at  www.firstnighthartford.org 

Infinity Hall brings in the new year at their Norfolk venue with a performance by The Allman Neville Pitchell Band with Special Guest Saagar Ace. At infinity Hall Hartford, Tower of power plays 2 shows on NYE.  The Cast of Beatlemania comes to to the Infinity Hall Hartford stage on Saturday. Details at www.infinityhall.com 
An annual New Year's Eve Contra Dance starts at 8 p.m. and winds down about 12:30 a.m. in the ballroom of the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 S. Main St. Bob Isaacs will call to the music of the Celtic Wild Notes. A potluck is planned for 6:30. www.hcdance.org

Back here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, is closed until Saturday morning, when they offer the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop from 10:30-noon. Later Saturday night, Pete LaMalfa & His Washingtonians for an evening of Jazz www.buttonwood.org .

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Dec 31, They continue their run of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict a documentary about the colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it. Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is Janis: Little Girl Blue in which Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) delves into the life of late rock legend Janis Joplin. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of NOMA: My Perfect Storm, A documentary about the celebrated chef René Redzepi, set against the backdrop of the Copenhagen-based restaurant NOMA, named the Best Restaurant in the World in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014. More info at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio will emerge rfom their annual winter hiatus on Jan 6 with a run of MAcBeth! www.cinestudio.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: (note there may be variations due to winter break for students at Wesleyan)

 Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Al Robinson's version of Ear Candy. 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.
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, listen to Sean D's extended edition of  Metal on Metal. The radio show dedicated to the extreme. Black, thrash, death, progressive and power metal.

From 1 - 3 am tune in for Franco Liseo as he plays all the disco hits from the '70s and '80s.

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 with Al Robinson!


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

12-29-15 jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, December 29th, 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 hope you holiday season has been a good one, so far!

WESU depends on listener support for over a third of our annual budget and we need our listeners to do their part to keep this community station on air! With just over $500 still needed go to close out this drive, your contribution right now can help us end this drive successfully before the end of 2015. Plus we’re offering great thank you gifts. Donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge.

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

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight (Tues) you can catch a bill featuring DEAD DONAH, Morus Alba, Ero & The Zeros, Blake Falcon & The Rudy Bagels. Wednesday, at Café Nine, it’s WORDS & MUSIC with Drained Glory, Dan Kalwhite, K. Ponzio, Craig Taylor, Stosh Mikita, Craig Gilbert, and the ­Cody Place Band. Thursday night, Café Nine offers a New Years Burlesque with Cabaret, Magic, Side-Show, Games, & Fun surprises!  Friday’s Weekly Wind-down Happy Hour at 5 features Sean Conlon. Later Friday night, The Nine offers a double bill featuring WOODY PINES and Wise Old Moon.  Saturday’s. Later, Saturday nightr it’s the Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and Friends at 4:30. Later Saturday night brings the 4th Annual Beehive Holiday Blowout with CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ and The GEORGE BAKER BAND.  Sunday night at Café Nine, you can catch BIRTH OF FLOWER, The Gates of Ivory, and Disco Teen 66. www.cafenine.com

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tomorrow night (Wednesday),  you can catch BADFISH, A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME, Inosoul, JG & Friends, plus Bruce 3 and The Revenge. Thursday night at Toad’s place brings SHAKEDOWN’s NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA, with Kazoo Crew Family Band, and Stoned in America.  Sat you can catch ZACH DEPUTY & Roots of Creation. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s their regular Tuesday night Fare. At *pm Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Wednesday brings the long running Black-eyed Sally’s weekly Community Blues Jam, hosted by Tim McDonald, this week. Thursday, Sally’s presents a New Year’s Eve Celebration w/ The Mighty Soul Drivers, with seating at 8:00 pm & later. Saturday night, Texas Bluesman Lucky Peterson stops by Black-eyed Sally’s.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

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

The CT Poetry Society Middletown Chapter holds its meetings on the last Wednesday of every month. The meetings are open to the public and take place at: 6 p.m.  in Meeting Room 3 at Russell Library www.arts2go.org

Wednesday night, Manic Productions presents a bill featuring Tri-State Era, The Most, Guest House, & Knife Garden for a night of math rock and emo at Bar in New Haven on Wednesday. www.manicproductions.org.

First Night Hartford is a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year's Eve party that celebrates the arts, bringing together musicians, artists, performances groups and more at various downtown venues. Find all the details at  firstnighthartford.org

 Infinity Hall brings in the new year at their Norfolk venue with a performance by The Allman Neville Pitchell Band with Special Guest Saagar Ace. At infinity Hall Hartford, Tower of power plays 2 shows on NYE.  The Cast of Beatlemania comes to to the Infinity Hall Hartford stage on Saturday. Details at www.infinityhall.com  

An annual New Year's Eve Contra Dance starts at 8 p.m. and winds down about 12:30 a.m. in the ballroom of the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 S. Main St. Bob Isaacs will call to the music of the Celtic Wild Notes. A potluck is planned for 6:30. www.hcdance.org

Back here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, is closed until Saturday morning, when they offer the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop from 10:30-noon. Later Saturday night, Pete LaMalfa & His Washingtonians for an evening of Jazz www.buttonwood.org .

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Dec 31, They continue their run of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict a documentary about the colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it. Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is Janis: Little Girl Blue in which Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) delves into the life of late rock legend Janis Joplin. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of NOMA: My Perfect Storm, A documentary about the celebrated chef René Redzepi, set against the backdrop of the Copenhagen-based restaurant NOMA, named the Best Restaurant in the World in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014. More info at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio will emerge rfom their annual winter hiatus on Jan 6 with a run of MAcBeth! www.cinestudio.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: (note there may be variations due to winter break for students at Wesleyan)

Right after The Jive at Five, stick around for 3 hours of  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 Connecticut arts and music.

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.
From 10:30-11:30, DJ Malik 1 FAM stops by for an hour of underground hip hop

From 11:30-12:30am, DJ Otto Nation offers a mix of funk soul and world music.

From 12:30-2:30 Franco Liseo is in the house for a unique mix of vintage disco, funk and Italian pop music!

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 5am, 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.

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, and you have yet to make pledge your support, how about helping us close out this drive. We only another $500 to end this long winded drive, Every dollar counts. You can help keep free form community programming alive and well at WESU. PLEASE Donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge

Now stay tuned for three hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill! 

Monday, December 28, 2015

12-28-15 jive

Good evening, it's Monday, December 28th, 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 hope you holiday season has been a good one, so far!

I'm Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping The Faith, which airs every first, third and fifth Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow: our fourth annual Year in Review episode, in which I try to cram as many snippets from the two dozen-plus episodes of progressive Catholicism -- including a visit by Pope Francis -- into 55 minutes! Can't listen live? Find it archived at wesufm.org for two weeks or forever at reasonablycatholic.com.

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I also want to mention that we hope you’ll take your relationship with WESU one step further by supporting our Fall 2015 community pledge drive. WESU depends on listener support for over a third of our annual budget and we need our listeners to do their part to keep this community station on air! There’s less than $900 to go to close out this drive, your contribution will make a real difference.  Not only are there way-cool WESU pledge gifts, but if you mention Reasonably Catholic, I'll send you a free book of your choosing from a list posted at www.reasonablycatholic.com . Donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge.
Now here's some of what’s happening in our area this week:

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight you can catch their weekly Moments of Gratitude meditation tonight at 7:45. That’s followed by their weekly Anything Goes Open Mic. Signups are at 7:30pm.  Otherwise, the buttonwood is closed this week until Saturday morning, when they offer the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop from 10:30-noon. Later Saturday night, Pete LaMalfa & His Washingtonians for an evening of Jazz www.buttonwood.org .





Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight you can catch Surf Rockers, Ice pick, with opening acts, The Clams, The Jaws, and The Palomino Brothers. Tomorrow (Tuesday) brings a bill featuring DEAD DONAH, Morus Alba, Ero & The Zeros, Blake Falcon & The Rudy Bagels. Wednesday, at Café Nine, it’s WORDS & MUSIC with Drained Glory, Dan Kalwhite, K. Ponzio, Craig Taylor, Stosh Mikita, Craig Gilbert, and the ­Cody Place Band. Thursday night, Café Nine offers a New Years Burlesque with Cabaret, Magic, Side-Show, Games, & Fun surprises!  Friday’s Weekly Wind-down Happy Hour at 5 features Sean Conlon. Later Friday night, The Nine offers a double bill featuring WOODY PINES and Wise Old Moon.  Saturday’s. Later, Saturday night it’s the Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and Friends at 4:30. Later Saturday night brings the 4th Annual Beehive Holiday Blowout with CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ and The GEORGE BAKER BAND.  Sunday night at Café Nine, you can catch BIRTH OF FLOWER, The Gates of Ivory, and Disco Teen 66. www.cafenine.com
Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight you can catch a Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & friends. Wednesday night at Toads Place you can catch BADFISH, A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME, Inosoul, JG & Friends, plus Bruce 3 and the Revenge. Thursday night at Toad’s place brings SHAKEDOWN’s NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA, with Kazoo Crew Family Band, and Stoned in America.  Sat you can catch ZACH DEPUTY & Roots of Creation. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford, Black-eyed Sally’s continues it’s the usual Jazz Mondays series at 8 pm tonight. Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8 pm, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Wednesday brings the long running Black-eyed Sally’s weekly Community Blues Jam, hosted by Tim McDonald, this week. Thursday, Sally’s presents a New Year’s Eve Celebration w/ The Mighty Soul Drivers, with seating at 8:00 pm & later. Saturday night, Texas Bluesman Lucky Peterson stops by Black-eyed Sally’s.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

The CT Poetry Society Middletown Chapter holds its meetings on the last Wednesday of every month. The meetings are open to the public and take place at: 6 p.m.  in Meeting Room 3 at Russell Library www.arts2go.org
 
Wednesday night, Manic Productions presents a bill featuring Tri-State Era, The Most, Guest House, & Knife Garden for a night of math rock and emo at Bar in New Haven on Wednesday. www.manicproductions.org.
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.

First Night Hartford is a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year's Eve party  that celebrates the arts, bringing together musicians, artists, performances groups and more at various downtown venues. Find all the details at  firstnighthartford.org

 Infinity Hall brings in the new year at their Norfolk venue with a performance by The Allman Neville Pitchell Band with Special Guest Saagar Ace. At Infinity Hall Hartford, Tower of Power plays 2 shows on NYE.  The Cast of Beatlemania comes to to the Infinity Hall Hartford stage on Saturday. Details at www.infinityhall.com
An annual New Year's Eve Contra Dance starts at 8 p.m. and winds down about 12:30 a.m. in the ballroom of the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 S. Main St. Bob Isaacs will call to the music of the Celtic Wild Notes. A potluck is planned for 6:30. www.hcdance.org

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Dec 31, They continue their run of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict a documentary about the colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it. Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways is Janis: Little Girl Blue in which Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) delves into the life of late rock legend Janis Joplin. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of NOMA: My Perfect Storm, A documentary about the celebrated chef René Redzepi, set against the backdrop of the Copenhagen-based restaurant NOMA, named the Best Restaurant in the World in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014. More info at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio will emerge from their annual winter hiatus on Jan 6 with a run of MAcBeth! www.cinestudio.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: (note there may be variations due to winter break for students at Wesleyan)

Right after the Jive, its Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

From 6-6:30 its Think Twice Radio reasserting the "watchdog" role of the media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a nonpartisan manner
Then at  6:30-8, it’s  75% Folk with Michael Benson.
From 8-9:30 p.m. it’s  Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin offering Americana music from Nashville and around the world including Folk, acoustic Country and roots-Rock from both emerging and veteran artists.

Chip keeps the Americana going till 11, when Franco takes over, bringing music and more from Italy.

Next up at 1 a.m. it’s an hour of Word on the Hill with DJ Breej, providing a platform for silenced minorities on campus to discuss a specific struggle and how it relates them to Wesleyan and beyond.
From 2 to 3 a.m. it’s Radio Roulette with DJ McLeary who, with mom's record collection and WESU's vinyl vault,  explores an eclectic selection of music in the onsite library.
From 3 to 4 a.m. it’s Maximum Rock and Roll for a late night dose of loud rock and roll!

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.


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 afternoon Jazz with  Charles Henry.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Friday's Jive, Christmas Day 12-25-15

Good evening, it's Friday, December 25th, 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.
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Our Fall 2015 community pledge drive is so close to coming to a grand conclusion. Your procrastination has run its course. It's now time to step forward. Let's enter the new year saying we've completed our final resolution of 2015. Please donate online at wesufm.org/pledge 

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

In New Haven at Cafe Nine, 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, Café Nine welcomes Wisconsin-based sing and songwriter Kirby Jayes along with Sam Perduta. See the complete schedule at www.cafenine.com 

At Toad’s Place in New Haven Saturday night, its John Valby's XXX-Mas Show at 10 pm. They headline Sammy Adams on Sunday at 9 pm. Go to toadsplace.com to learn more.

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. Learn more at buttonwood.org

Up in Hartford, Black Eyed Sally's goes country on Saturday at 8 pm, featuring Connecticut's own Nashville recording artists Presley & Taylor. Visit
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 at 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:

In Hartford at Real Art Ways tonight, "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 takes a break and will continue again on Wednesday January 6th in the new year. cinestudio.org.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's arts2GO.org

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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
a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

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 ResonantMotion.org.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thursday's Jive

JCherry... producer and host of 
VOICE of the CITY
 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local... This ain't no commercial radio!



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! 

I'm JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. 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,  Saturday night, its John Valby's XXX-Mas Show at 10 pm. They headline Sammy Adams on Sunday at 9 pm. toadsplace.com 

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 Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, playing Connecticut Connected music presented for the global audience for 13 years.

From 6:30-8pm it's Imagine. You can listen to the best music from around the world and around the block.


At 8, it's Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, bringing you a broad range of swing, bebop, and avante garde with a few new releases, where "Hearing is the best experience."


From 9:30-10:30 you can catch UnderCover with Ali and Ben who explore inspiration through invitation in a variety of music genres. 

From 10:30-11:30, stay tuned for the Late Night Format with Adi Slepack, for a radio show that is; like a TV talk show, with a new media spin!


At 11:30, it's an hour of Meet Music with DJ Rami. Buckle up and tune in to meet a new artist with each show, exploring background, influences and personal stories.


At 12:30, it's High Tide with DJ Johnny Tsunami.: The tide is high and you know what that means... new waves! Wax down your board and ride the tide along the best post-punk/new wave jams from the 1970s and 1980's. 


From 1:30-2:30, you can catch The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides. With new soundscapes each show, it's the expression of thoughts through sound in a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus.


From 2:30-4, it's People, Places and Things with Jackalope. Each week brings a new theme, each theme brings and exciting smorgasbord of songs relating to it.


The BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 am.
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. IF you missed an item in our community calendar, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive.  If you turn to WESU for music and information that you cannot find elsewhere, please help us out with a donation today during our current fall pledge drive. You can make that donation online at wesufm.org/pledge 


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 Home Grown!