Tuesday, September 13, 2016

9-13-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, September 13th. 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 Talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I’m   Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on Healthcare. Thanks for joining us on the second day of our Fall program season as we welcome our student broadcasters back to the airwaves from their summer break.

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

Tonight here in Middletown at The Buttonwood, The CT Song Writers Association, presents a Songwriting Workshop with Bill Pere. Friday night Plywood Cowboy performs their brand of Americana roots music at The Buttonwood.  On Saturday morning Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop happens at 10:30 am. Saturday night, The Karen Frisk Jazz Group ft. Donn Trenner takes the stage. Details at http://buttonwood.org

Also here in Middletown, at 5:30 today, Wesleyan’s Center For the Arts, the opening reception for Charles Traub’s “Here is New York” photography exhibit.   Friday and Saturday, the CFA presents the New England premiere of “GO FORTH” by actor, director, and Wesleyan alum Kaneza Schaal (sounds like Can-ay-zuh Shawl) with 2 each day on Friday and Saturday in the CFA Theater.  Inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead, “GO FORTH” is a meditation on loss, grief, and ritual in a theatrical performance incorporating projection, sound, text, and movement. On Sunday, The innovative contemporary woodwind quintet Harmonia V Performs a Free Concert at Wesleyan’s Russell House on High St. at 3pm. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa  

At the Russell Library in Middletown, tonight from 6:30pm-7:50 pm The Russell Readers will discuss “If You Sing Like That for Me” by Akhil Sharma from the collection 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories.   The Veterans Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7.www.russelllibrary.org  

Down in New Haven at Café Nine, tonight, Fernando Pinto Presents MIKE PETERS (OF THE ALARM) and Peter Lucibelli at Cafeg Nine. Tomorrow/Wednesday, there’s a COMEDY OPEN MIC HOSTED BY DAN RICE at The Nine. Thursday brings JACK OBLIVIAN AND THE SHEIKS and Jacques Le Coque to the Café stage. Friday’s Weekly 5pm set features THE INCORRIGIBLES this week. Later, Friday night, Manic Productions Presents MYSTIC BRAVES, The Dream Ride,and Elison Jackson. Café Nine’s Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam Session features Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Saturday night BIG MOON, Deafmute, and Five Stories Falling take the stage.  Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 Present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee at 3pm with TUESDAY SAINTS. Sunday night A PONY NAMED OLGA and 9th Wave Close out the weekend at Café Nine.www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material stage at Sally’s. On Wednesdays Blackeyed Sally’s presents their long running Community Blues Jam, which is hosted by Gene Donaldson, this week. Thursday, the Balkun Brothers continue their September a Rock-N-Roll Residency, with special guests. Friday night, GRAYSON HUGH & THE MOON HAWKS take the stage at Black Eyed Sally’s. Saturday night, Mixed Signals takes the stage. www.blackeyedsallys.com 

Tomorrow, mid-day, Frank Critelli closes out the Audio Feed free Wednesday noontime concert series at Hartford’s Constitution plaza this week presented by Hartford.com 

Middletown Scottish country dancers offer classes for beginners & experienced dancers at First Church on Court Street in Middletown, Every Wednesday from 7-9:30p.   Partners not necessary but soft-soled shoes are! For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278

Manic Productions presents Acid Dad, Straight To VHS, and Western Estates at Bar in New Haven, tomorrow/Wednesday. Thursday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS, AND PREMIER CONCERTS PRESENT: Built to Spill, Hop Along, and Alex G at The College Street Music Hall. Sunday night Manic presents Against Me!, Potty Mouth, and Frameworks for a 7:30 pm show at College Street Music Hall in New Haven. http://www.manicproductions.org/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on Thursday, SHAUN FRANK’s GETAWAY TOUR stops at Toad’s.  On Friday THE EXHIBITION 2016 TOUR with DANNY BROWN, Maxo Kream, and ZelooperZ stops at Toads Place. On Sunday they headline August Burns Red, appearing with Erra, Silent Planet, and Make Them Suffer. www.toadsplace.com

The Art Guild of Middletown presents an Oil Painting Demonstration by award-winning artist Shauna Shane this Saturday at 9am at the Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell.  Full details at www.arts2go.org

Friday night, Cherry Street Station in Wallingford presents a night of loud rock with 5 bands including Reason to Fight, Progress, Out Live Death, Oh The Humanity, and Two Fisted Law.  Saturday brings Falling Further With Soldiers of Solace and Diabolis to Cherry Street. You can find Cherry Street Station on Facebook, or call (203) 265-2902 for info.  www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

Fall is CT’s agricultural fair season. This weekend there are three different fairs around the state.  One of the state’s oldest fair, The Four Town Fair happens in Somers with an Antique & Classic Car Show, a rockabilly performance from The Whiskey Rebels and contests like the Women’s’ skillet toss and a corn eating competition.

The Guilford Fair is part traditional fair, part circus, part theater. In addition to the midway rides, games and food, visitors can enjoy performances by the fair’s family circus with live tiger and lion acts!

The orange county fair also happens this weekend. You can find details for all of these fairs at www.CTvisit.com  

Connecticut’s Farmers' Markets are still going strong. Here in Middletown you can you can support local farmers and get nutritious home-grown goods at two farmers markets through, the end of October.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays the long running market at the South Green on Old Church Street is open from 8am-1pm.  On Fridays, The Middletown North End farmers market happens on Main Street outside Its Only Natural Market. For times and dates, as well as info on the many more in our area you can visit www.ctnofa.org

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

Tomorrow/ Wednesday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways ends their run “Life, Animated,” a true story about a family discovery that Disney animated films will help them communicate with their troubled son. Also showing through Wednesday is “Unlocking the Cage,” a documentary about the animal rights lawyer Steven Wise as he seeks to transform animals from “things” to “persons” with legal protections. Thursday, Real Art Ways opens a run of The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Directed by Ron Howard    www.realartways.org.  

Tomorrow/Wednesday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends their run of “The Lobster,” starring Colin Farrell in a dystopian comedy about singles who turn into animals if they don’t find a mate by a deadline.  Opening Thursday is a run of Swiss Army knife, about a suicidal man on a deserted island who makes a new friend when the corpse of a young man (played by Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore. Friday night, Cinestudio invites you to say farewell to Gene Wilder with a special one-time screening of WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY @ 10:30 pm. Saturday, Cinestudio offers National Theatre Live’s: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at 1pm.  Sunday you can catch Globe On Screen: RICHARD II at 1pm on the Cinestudio screen. Sunday, Cinestudio opens a run of Under The Sun, about a young North Korean girl (Lee Zin-mi), her school and her family, filmed in North Korea. 
Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org 

Now here's what's on the air tonight, as we kick off the second night of our Fall program season, here at WESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive at Five, stick around for The Soul Spoke with DJ Skaz a featuring tunes from around-the-world that uplift, realign, and educate, giving soul to your world and backbone to your day.

At 6-6:30pm, its time for Dissecting the Political Landscape offering Political news for the week, with a focus on the 2016 election, and spotlights on a single issues or events.

From 6:30-8pm its time for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offering 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.

At 9pm it’s The Hometown Browns with DJ jaFREE for your favorite cumin human talking culture, history, and art, featuring South Asian artists.

From 10-10:30pm stay tuned for This is Water with Eric Hagen discussing important human issues, such as the meaning of life.

At 10:30 it’s time for Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam. This show features local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio.

At midnight it’s The Karl Marx Social Hour where hosts DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo pick a story, social event, or historical event to provide a soundtrack to.

From 1-2am stick around for Easy Listening with DJ Re-Bag.  He's making a list & checking it twice.

From 2-4am Histotronics features Electronic music through the ages by exploring its conception and evolution over time.

The BBC World Report comes your way from 4-5am before we start tomorrow’s program day with Morning Edition from NPR from 5-10 am. And don’t miss our new morning program, Rising Up with Sonali, weekdays from 9-10 am!

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. If you missed anything, you can find the written version 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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