Friday, March 25, 2016

3-25-16 Jive Friday

Good evening, it's Friday, March 25th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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. I’m Ben Michael, Thank you for joining us!

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

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, this (Friday) evening The Katie Bull Group Project takes the stage for a night of creative music inside and “out” side the jazz tradition. Tomorrow morning (Saturday) bring the Transitional Tai Chi classes at the Buttonwood followed by Annaita Gandhy’s Aligned with Source guided mediation session.  Saturday afternoon brings the The Connetic Word National Youth Poetry Slam 2016 to the Buttonwood Tree.  Saturday evening, you can catch the Kennedy’s performing their brand of Americana folk rock at the Buttonwood. The International Women’s Day Art Show is on display for the month of March.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, their early (5PM) set features Frank Critelli. Later tonight, Fernando Pinto Presents ROBYN HITCHCOCK and Emma Swift. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band this week from 4:30-7pm. Saturday evening, ROZ AND THE RICE CAKES, Ports of Spain, Violent Mae, & Rudeyna share a bill at Café Nine. Sunday night brings a night of rootin-tootin Gutter-Billy and and busking with THE GODDAMN GALLOWS, The Palomino Brothers, and Outlaw Ritual

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight you can catch TITUS ANDRONICUS and Craig Finn. Saturday night The McLovins return to Toad’s Place.  Haley Jane and The Primates and Jose Oyola and the Astronauts open that show.

Tonight, MANIC PRODUCTIONS presents The Rocket Summer, FARRO, & Kalimur at The Space in Hamden. Tomorrow/Saturday at the Space, Manic presents Somos, Petal, The Superweaks, & Queen Moo. At The Ball Room at The Outer Space, on Saturday night, Manic presents Neil Hamburger, Major Entertainer - Mike H, & Brian Barganier

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight, Rebel Alliance their musical mix of rock, reggae, and revolution! Tomorrow/Saturday, night, Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood return to Black Eyed Sally’s for a night of rocking soul, and funky Texas blues.

At Russell Library here in Middletown, Tomorrow-Saturday morning at 10 am, Russell library hosts the presentation, “Looking for Indigenous Middletown in colonial archives: settler erasure of wangunk indian tribal history at russell library”  This panel presentation will be based on research conducted by select students from the Wesleyan class, “Decolonizing Indigenous Middletown: Native Histories of the Wangunk Indian People,” taught by J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology. This was a service-learning course in partnership with the Middlesex County Historical Society.   Later, Saturday, at 1pm, ArtFarm and The Russell library present, Shakespeare on Screen with film critic Richard Alleva, who will show scenes from all three of Sir Laurence Olivier’s adaptations of –Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, and Othello —and discuss the techniques that made them both memorable and groundbreaking.

At Infinity Hall Hartford, you can catch Moondance, a Van Morrison tribute show tonight. Tomorrow/ Saturday, you can catch Kimock, featuring Steve and John Kimock. At infinity Norfolk, tonight brings Jeff Pevar and friends featuring Mat Zeiner, David Livolski, and John Peckman. Saturday at infinity Hall Norfolk, you can catch the Soul Sound Revue.

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through March 31st, you can catch Requiem for the American Dream, wherein, leftist social critic Noam Chomsky discusses how the concentration of wealth and power among a small elite has polarized American society and brought about the decline of the middle class.  Also showing through the end of the month is, Michael Moore’s new film, “Where to Invade Next.” Through Sunfay, Real Art Ways is also offering “Only Yesterday,” a new English-language version of the 1982 Japanese animated film about a young woman who revisits her past on a trip to her relatives in the countryside. Friday, Real Art Ways opens “Landfill Harmonic” telling the story of The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay, which is made up of kids living in proximity to one of South America’s largest landfills who play music on instruments made entirely out of garbage. Tonight Real Art ways also opens a run of Colliding Dreams, a documentary that explores the question of Zionism and the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Tonight and tomorrow, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing “Spotlight”, Tom McCarthy’s meticulous, smart and intense film that delves into the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal through the eyes of four reporters at the Boston Globe, who investigated abuse and cover-ups going back at least 25 years. The film runs through Saturday. On Sunday at Cinestudio, it’s Exhibiton on Screen: GOYA - Visions of Flesh and Blood, an exploration of Francisco Goya, celebrated Spanish painter and father of modern art. Also on Sunday, “45 Years” comes to Cinestudio.

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming her on WESU Middletown

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for 5:05-6:30pm For 2 hours of talk and music with Deni and Al!

At 7 until 8:30pm stick around for 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 and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste. 
Then from 10 to 11:30pm its People, Places and Things with jackalope. Each week brings a new theme, each theme brings an exciting smorgasbord of songs relating to it.

At 11:30 Stay tuned for the final episode of WESU’s original murder mystery radio drama. Check our website for the previous episodes!

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 the title track from Talking Drums' Some Day Catch Some Day Down, re-issued and re-mastered as a cd on the innova label in 2011. The original vinyl was released in 1987.

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