Thursday, February 4, 2016

2-4-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday February 4th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Each night and weekend WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us! 

I'm J-Cherry, host of Voice of the City heard on Tuesday nights at 8pm here on WESU. 

Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:

Tonight in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree it's the Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta. Uri Shaham & Mark Kaplan Quartet perform Friday. Saturday Morning, the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop happens from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Buttonwood Tree. Saturday night, the Free at Last players perform improv and on Sunday you can join in with the Great Make Believe Improv Show. .

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine tonight, you can catch a diverse bill of music with PEAER, LAUNDRY DAY, Moon Pop + co., and Pug. Tomorrow (Friday) SEAN CONLON performs in the Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour at 5pm. Later Friday evening , Manic Productions partners with Cafe Nine to present THE PEACH KINGS, Monogold, and Dr. Martino. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and friends at 4:30pm. Later Saturday night you can catch THE PROUD FLESH, Rob Carlson & Benefit Street and Xavier Serrano. Sunday afternoon at Café Nine, you can catch OFF THE TRAX.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place tonight, you can catch JADAKISS. Tomorrow (Friday) night there’s a an elctro-glow party on the main floor while Afton presents 10 bands on the lily pad stage.   Sat at Toads brings the sat night college dance party.  Sunday night Lotus takes the stage – El Ten Eleven opens the show.

Here in Middletown tomorrow/Friday night, The Bus returns to the Cypress Grill on South Main St for a night of good tunes and good times. 

Friday night up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s,  youc an catch a night of Vintage Soul vs. Future Soul: The Mary Jane Jones and Broca’s Area team up to bring you an exciting night of jazz, funk, soul, and hip-hop. Saturday night brings BAD NEWS BARNES from NYC for a blues/roots show.

On Friday night, Manic Productions presents Vektor with Eight Bells and Warm at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Saturday evening, you can catch Palehound, Violent Mae, Quiet Giant and Ruby Nightingale at the Space.

Russell Library here in Middletown presents Pianist Michael Brown, leading figure in the current renaissance of performer-composers, for a concert in the Hubbard Room, tonight at 7:00pm. For the next four Saturday's, you can catch T'ai Chi at Russel Library, starting with this week's class on Balance. Also this Saturday, it's Take Your Child to the Library Day with crafts, stories and a surprise gift from the Poet Laureate of Middletown.

Tonight Wesleyan University Center for the Arts hosts the opening reception of Passion and Power - German Prints in the Age of Duerer. Tomorrow (Friday), it's the concert debut of Syrian vocalist/songwriter, Gaida. You can catch Gaida: In Concert at 8:00pm.

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Sunday, the art exhibit Carla Gannis: Garden of Emoji Delights is available for viewing. Mustang, a film about five free-spirited sisters in rural Turkey has it's final showing tonight. The Oscar Nominated Shorts of 2016 also have a last showing this evening. On Friday, 2016's Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts start their run and show all weekend. Live Action Shorts, Boy and The World, run tonight.

Tonight and tomorrow (Friday), Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino's new film about eight miscreants holed up in a Wyoming cabin to wait out a blizzard. Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Samuel L. Jackson. On Sunday, Suffragette featuring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter begins it's run in the theater.

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: as we work our way through the second week of our new Spring Schedule.  

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, playing Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience. Hey, it's Homegrown... want some?

From 6-8pm stick around for Imagine. Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

At 8pm, Bill Denert hosts Evening Jazz, featuring a broad range of swing, be-bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience."

From 9:30-10:30pm, UnderCover with Ali and Ben bring you genres and generations, exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation.

At 10:30, 
Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam, featuring local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio.

The British are Coming with DJ Babelfish is on from 11:30 to 12:30. Explore British music, one region at a time. With music from the British invation to today, the show is not limited to a specific time or genre.

From 12:30-1:30am, it's the Hard on the Spot with DJ Matty C and DJ Nikki brining you the best new music each week!

1:30-2:30am features The Karl Marx History Hour with DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo. A history-infused radio show in which the host play tracks inspired by that episode's historical figure or event.

 From 2:30-4:00am it's Hero Worship with Helicopter and Bernie Slumbers. You can join the hosts to obsess, admire and delight in the music and art of their favorite artists. the world.

BBC World news comes your way from  at 4 and then we begin tomorrow’s broadcast day with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at 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.

Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

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