Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday's Jive 06-17-16

Good afternoon, it's Friday, June 17th, 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.

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

In Middletown, at The Buttonwood Tree this evening it’s The Omar Tamez Fantasia Quartet with an evening of Improvisation, composition, Jazz. Saturday morning, The Buttonwood offers a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi at 9:15. Saturday evening, Artists Supporting Artists and The Buttonwood present The Soul Harmony Show from 8-10pm. Throughout June you can experience the photography of Curt Tota’s exhibit “Joy”. Details at

New Haven's Cafe Nine Friday early 5pm set features The Buttondowns. Later Friday night, Cafe Nine presents Woody Pines and The Suitcase Junket. The Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session at 4:30pm is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Saturday evening Fernando Pinto Presents: Joe Bouchard (Of Blue Oyster Cult) & Joan Levy Hepburn. Christopher Bousquet and Frank Critelli open that show. “The Sunday Buzz Matinee” presented by Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 features Dogbite. Sunday evening, Café Nine features Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles. Details at

Here in Middletown Alika Hope and Ray of Hope take the Cypress stage Saturday night at 8PM. Learn more by calling 860 346 3367. Or look for their event calendar at

Tonight, Manic Productions presents The Neighbourhood, Mothxr, & Kevin Abstract at The College St Music Hall in New Haven.  Sunday, Manic presents John Paul White at The Ballroom at the Outerspace in Hamden. Details at

At New Haven's Toad’s Place this evening Ding Dong & Ricky Blaze take the stage with special guests. Details at

This week brings more loud music to Cherry Street Station in Wallingford. Friday night they have I within I, Left Hand Backwards, and more.  Ghost Ship Octavius comes in Saturday night. Find Cherry Street Station on Facebook or call (203) 265-2902 for info.

In Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave are featured. Saturday it's the 17th Annual Black-Eyed & Blues Music Festival in Bushnell Park, Hartford, from 2:00pm – 11pm. The event is free and open to the public and features: Max Creek & Spiritual Rez, The Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, and the Mighty Soul Drivers. Saturday night, back at the club, Sally’s presents a night of reggae with The Equalites. Details at

Tonight it's Shakespeare Goes to Italy!, a fundraising event on the rooftop garden of Middletown’s Community Health Center to support the 11th Season of ARTFARM’s Shakespeare in the Grove. The event features Italian wines, hors d’oeuvres, live Italian music, selections from this summer’s production, good company and the spectacular view of Middletown, the Arrigoni Bridge and the Connecticut River Valley from the sustainable gardens on the fifth floor of the Health Center. "Shakespeare Goes To Italy" will run from 7 - 9 pm on Friday, June 17. For information, email

Now here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Saturday, Hartford's Real Art Ways presents a double feature of “Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation,” along with director Eric Zala in person to tell the amazing story of this legendary movie. Details at

Meanwhile, tonight, Trinity College's Cinestudio opens a run of Belladonna Of Sadness. Details at

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

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU and to be safe, it's best to check the WESU website for the up-to-date schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05-6 pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live with Chris for some live studio treats and other sonic events.

From 6 to 7pm, Audio Autonomy explores a  new topic and with a different host each week - covering  a mix of culture, politics, music and the arts - brought to you by Wesleyan students from the "Radio Production and the Politics of Independent Media" course.

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 and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
Then from 10 to 11:30pm it's Strickly Off the Head where DJ Commotion the Music Mixologist blends R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

From 11:30pm 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!

After that from 8-10am you can catch Weekend Edition, Saturday from NPR.

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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