Tuesday, May 24, 2016

05-24-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, May 24th. 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 talk radio featuring NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Week nights and weekends, WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!

I'm Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on Healthcare.

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

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch a night of pop and experimental rock with SIDE TRIPPERS, TREADWELL, and TRISTIN SHIELLS. On Wednesday, Café Nine hosts PAPERWHITE with special guests Cheerleader and Mission Zero. PUS and Intercourse open that evening of fun. Thursday at Café Nine you can catch a night if indie rock with The Color Orange, Lea, and Spectral Fangs.  Café Nine’s early 5pm set on Friday, features SHELLYE VALAUSKAS & DEAN FALCONE. Later on Friday night, Cafe Nine presents a night of hardcore rock with Intercourse, heavy breath, MouthBreather, and MudSkipper. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with George Baker & Friends this week and it begins at 4:30pm. Saturday evening, at Café Nine Twin Lakes Records presents a Willie Nelson Songbook tribute featuring Frank Critelli, Elisa Flynn, Lys Guillorn, Mercy Choir, No Line North, Brian Slattery and more.  “The Sunday Buzz“Matinee presented by Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 features THE SAINT JAMES TRIO for a 3pm set this week.  Sunday evening, Café Nine Stage features a night of alternative hip hop featuring JE DOUBLE F, OLD SELF, ZAK G, THE FOREST ROOM, and JULES BAXTER. www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday evenings, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on the Sally’s stage. This Wednesday’s weekly community blues jam at Sally’s will be hosted by Tim McDonald. Friday night Black Eyed Sally’s presents Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts for a night of West coast, Chicago, and Texas tinged blues. Saturday night, brings KIM LOGAN- W/ SPECIAL GUEST MATT HAECK for a night of dirty blues, classic country, and rock ‘n’ roll.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

Here in Middletown, Wednesday night brings the Connecticut Poetry Society Monthly meeting to the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room at 6pm.  The Veteran’s writing group meet at the Library on Thursday nights at 7pm. www.russelllibrary.org

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

Wednesday night at Bar in New Haven, Manic Productions presents Fred Thomas (of Saturday Looks Good To Me). Superhuman Happiness and Art School Girls share that bill.   Thursday night  Manic presents  The Ready Set, Crash The Party, Five Stories Falling, and  4 Door Theatre at the Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/

Thursday night in Middletown, the Middlesex Drum Circle gathers at The Buttonwood Tree.  Friday night brings Carrie Johnson & Julia Russo sharing a bill with Belle of the Fall.  After both groups perform separately, they will join forces for a closing set.  On Saturday morning, The Buttonwood offers a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi at 9:15 am followed by the Aligned with Source meditation at 10:30am. This Saturday evening, The Buttonwood presents The Uri Shaham - Mark Kaplan Quartet for a night of creative takes on the Jazz song book.http://buttonwood.org/

Also here in town at Oddfellow Playhouse, The Junior and Teen Rep Company actors continue their production of The Wiz! Performances are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday nights this weekend and next at 7 pm. Tickets are available through the website – www.oddfellows.org  by email at info@oddfellows.org, or phone at 860-347-6143.

Back down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, Thursday evening, JADAKISS  and BEANIE SIGEL stop by perform on the main stage.  AceIsWorking and ANoyd opening the show.. Friday night SHAKEDOWN plays the THE DEAD AND BEYOND at Toad’s Place. Friday and Saturday night bring dance parties to Toads.www.toadsplace.com

The Middletown Symphonic Band will open its 2016 outdoor concert series with a program of patriotic music as part of the Riverfront Recapture Concert Series. The concert will be held in the amphitheater at Great River Park, in East Hartford, beginning at 7 PM on Saturday, (Rain Date: Sunday, May 29). You are invited to watch and enjoy music to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend while overlooking the Connecticut River. Admission is free. Details at http://middletownsymphonicband.org.

This weekend brings more loud music to Cherry Street Station in Wallingford. Friday night’s bill features punk , death, and thrash metal from 4 acts ThanOnauT,  Shallow Ground ,  Minotaur's Redemption, and  RÖÄRGH. Saturday night’s event features Inspired To Expire , I within I , My HamartiaDestination Dimension , Open The Nile , and Mothman Apparatus.  Sunday brings an outdoor Memorial Day metal matinee to Cherry Street Station. Black River Union,  Kings Of Nothing,Ditch WizardAPE!  and  Formed From Anger  fill the bill!  Find Cherry Street Station on Facebook or call (203) 265-2902 for info. 

Here in Middletown this Sunday The Cypress Grill on South Main Street celebrates their 90th anniversary with live music starting at noon. Learn more by calling 860 346 3367.

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways, is now showing Sonic Sea, a film about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Representatives from the Cetacean Society International will be on hand before and after each screening to educate, advocate and answer questions about the marine environment!  Following the 6 PM film screening tonight (Tuesday), there will be a talk with Cynde McInnis the Director of Cetacean Society International.    Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of Our Last Tango, which  tells the life and love story of Argentina’s most famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation tore them apart.   www.realartways.org 

Tonight in Hartford, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, ends their run of FRANCOFONIA, directed by master Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov exploring the relationship between art, culture, and 20th century European history, set in occupied Paris circa 1940. Wednesday Cinestudio begins a run of, Richard Linklater’s Golden Globe-winning comedy, Everybody wants some.  www.cinestudio.org for details. 

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU as we continue through the first week of our new Summer Program:

Right after the Jive, Stay tuned for three hours of   Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for an eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music that has a roots influence with a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways.

From 8-9pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry is a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-10:30pm Deni Fills in for Radio Obscura.

At 10:30 its an hour of underground hip hip with DJ Malik1Fam  on Underdogs Edge

At 11:30 Upfront Soul with Sanguine Fromage offers  Funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop.

From 1:30-2:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald takes you on a tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard.

From 2:30-3:30am All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan from Pacifica Presents a collage of great music and current events soundbites.

BBC World report comes your way at 4 am and 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 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.

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