Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thursday's Jive

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Good evening it's Thursday March 10th and 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. 

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Friday evening listen to seasoned comics and new voices with the Comedy Night featuring Darren Sechrist & Friends On Saturday; it’s a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi followed by the Aligned with Source mediation, this week guided by spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandhy. Saturday evening, you can catch the Kris Allen Quartet for an evening of jazz at the Buttonwood. Sunday brings the International Women’s Day Art Show reception, a collective women’s art show on display for the month of March.

At the Russell Library here in Middletown, every Thursday, The Job Group meets mornings for a chance to network with other job seekers and professionals and the Veteran's Writing Group meets in the evening. On Friday, it’s the monthly book sale. Saturday morning features a Resume Review session with Tracy Nixon-Moore and a Dance Fitness Class at 10:30. Saturday evening, the Ensemble Schumann plays music for an oboe, piano and viola trio.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight Manic Productions and Café Nine Present surrealist garage-punk band, Le Butcherettes with The Dead Ships and Eureka the Butcher. This Friday’s Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour is with Americana/Country artists Stefanie Harris Austin and Calvin Decutlass, front man of the Country Rockers. Friday evening, Relative Souls with Someone You can Xray and Catalina Gonzalez & friends play at the Nine. The weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends. Saturday evening you can catch Dead City Riot with the Oddbodies and The Chore Boys. Rounding out the week it’s "The Sunday Buzz" with The Jovial Crew playing sons of the sea, pub and shore.
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight it’s the second night of Strange Creek "Battle of the Bands". This event runs for the next 3 Thursday’s. Friday evening at Black-Eyed Sally’s it’s the Frank Varela Trio playing blues, jazz and funk. On Saturday, 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute Band, Start Making Sense recreate the music of the famous new-wave music band.

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, this Thursday, it’s the album release of Earthside. Performances also by Wess Meets West, Head With Wings and Wayward City. Friday evening, you can hear Shakedown and The Dead and Beyond with Kazoo Crew Family Band and Cabin Fever. Sunday evening, Twiddle and Strange Machines perform. Candyland rounds up the week with music at Toad’s Place.

This month, Real Art Ways hosts the 5th CT Printmakers Invitational exhibition, Multiple Impressions featuring 23 artists who use a variety of printmaking processes. Also open this month, is the exhibition, Keleti Station. Artist Alina Gallo has painted a life-sized egg tempera mural directly on the walls of Real Art Ways depicting a train station in Budapest where thousands of Syrian and Afghan refugees were stranded in route to Germany during 2015. The mural is open through April. This Saturday, the exhibit Desperate Cargo by Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez opens and runs through April.

Friday night at infintiy Norfolk, you can catch the americana stylings of Asleep at the Wheel and Saturday night Big Bad Voodoo Daddy takes the stage at Infinity Hall, Norfolk. Friday night at Infinity Hall Hartford, you can catch the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular and Saturday night the Deer Tick Acoustic Tour stops at Infinity Hartford.

This week, here in Middletown, brings the opening of Oddfellows Playhouse's production of A Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s classic farce re-imagined with circus acts, clowns, masks and careening confusions! Opening night is this Thursday, March 10th and the production runs through March 19th. All shows start at 7:30. Pay What You Can performances, which allow audience members to set their own ticket price, are scheduled for Thursdays, March 11 and 17. Tickets are available through TicketLeap, by email at or phone at 860-347-6143. The show is appropriate for all ages.

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing Opening Thursday with showings through the weekend, Cinestudio shows Carol. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s book about a love affair between two women, Carol stars Cate Blanchet and Rooney Mara.
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for 5:05-6:30pm For Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, who plays. Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?

At 6:30 stick around for Imagine with Karen Stein, offering peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

Up next at 8 it’s Bill Denert Evening Jazz with a broad range of swing, bebop and experimental jazz with a sprinkling of new releases.

From 9:30-10:30pm stay tuned for UnderCover with Ali and Ben exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation in cover tunes that bridge genres and generations.

At 10:30 it’s Meet Music with DJ Rami, who presents a new artist with each show by delving into artists' backgrounds, influences, and personal stories.

From 11:30-12:30am The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides who explores the expression of thoughts through sound: a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus. New soundscapes each show.

At 12:30 Hard on the Spot with DJ Matty C and DJ Nikki brings you the best new music of each week!

From 1:30-2:30am stick around for The Karl Marx History Hour with DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo for a history-infused radio show, in which the hosts play tracks inspired by that episode's historical figure or event.

At you can catch 2:30- R-Evolution with Hyphy and DJ Mos Def Not, presenting socially-conscious music curated by two divergent musical backgrounds. From Public Enemy to Lou Reed, they'll explore tracks that give voice to movement.

The BBC World Report takes over from 4-5am and we start each weekday off bright and early 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.

Thanks for listening - stay tuned for a stiff dose of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa!

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