Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday's Jive 10-07-16

Good afternoon, it's Friday, October 7th, 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 tonight
Khalif Neville, son of New Orleans jazz great Charles Neville, brings you classics, BeBop, and more. On Saturday morning Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop starts at 10:30 am. In the evening, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dave Kopperman comes in. Details at

Wesleyan's Center for the Arts features tonight at 8 pm, choreographer Camille A. Brown's return with the Connecticut premiere of “Black Girl: Linguistic Play,” a musical representation of black girlhood. The West End String Quartet performs works by Schumann and Neely Bruce at the Russell House on Sunday at 3 pm. Details at

At the Russell Library in Middletown, The Friends of the Library Book Sale is going on today and Saturday, the theme being Angels and Devils. Details at

New Haven's Cafe Nine Friday early set at 5 features Tommy Doomsday. Later it's Duece Bug with Itz Urboi & DJ Funksway, Crooked Mind, and more. Saturday’s 4:30 Jazz Jam is with Gary Grippo & Friends.  Later it's Jeremy & The Harlequins, The Skeleton Beats, and 9th Wave. Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 present The Sunday Buzz Matinee with Larry Kirwan at 3 pm, and Sunday night catch Nomad Stones, Telegram Scam, and Pleasure Beach, presented by Manic Productions. Details at

At New Haven's Toad’s Place tonight its The Get Up Kids, Brick + Mortar, and J. Russell & the Split Coils. Sunday night they host Neon Indian, Classixx, and Harriet Brown. Details at

At Hartford's Black-Eyed Sally’s tonight it’s dirty punk reggae with Danny Pease and the Regulators, appearing with Joey Batts & Them. Saturday’s headliner is Chris Ruest with special guest Gene Taylor, offering Texas blues & more. Details at

Manic Productions presents the wellRED Comedy Tour, with Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden tonight. On Saturday they’ve got Jason Isbell and Josh Ritter at the College Street Music Hall, they also have Cabinet at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Details at

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford has its monthly Second Saturdays for Families this week at their Hartford location, with free admission and special events starting at 10 am. Details at 

Wesleyan University hosts “Mysterium: The Mystery Novel,” a writers’ conference, this Saturday starting at 9 am, with workshops, readings, and the opportunity to meet editors and agents. Registration is required and space is limited. Details at

The Eversource Hartford Marathon happens this Saturday starting at 8 am in Bushnell Park.

You can enjoy a celebration of seasonal change at Night Fall, happening at Elizabeth Park in Hartford this Saturday starting at 2 pm. There’s a local goods market, pop-up shows, food trucks, and more. Details at

Hartford’s annual Columbus Day parade is Sunday starting at 8 am along Franklin Avenue in the South End. Call 860-712-1300 for details.

WESU’s Fall Community Record Fair returns to Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall Sunday from 11am to 4pm.  This annual event features dozens of vendors from across the Northeast selling new and used records and music in all formats. You'll also find concert T-shirts and music memorabilia. Plus, you can pick up some WESU discounted swag!  WESU DJs will be spinning vinyl all day and the WESU booth will be selling thousands of albums and CDs for $1 each!!! The event is free and open to the public. New this year, early bird record crate diggers can enter the hall before the event is open to the public for $5 admission after 10am. Details at 

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – the Touring Years,” directed by Ron Howard, that follows the band during their sixties touring years. Also continuing is “Mia Madre,” the Cannes Film Festival-winning Italian drama about a film director dealing with the imminent death of her mother. Opening tonight is “Landfill Harmonic,” a documentary about the Recycled Orchestra of Catuera, a group of kids in Paraguay who create instruments from the garbage in one of South America’s largest landfills. Details & screening times at

Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues through Saturday, “Indignation,” based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Philip Roth about college life in 1951 Middle America. The Sunday matinee is National Theatre Live’s performance of “The Deep Blue Sea,” about British post-WWII loss and secrets. They also open “Don’t Blink – Robert Frank,” about the work of this 1950’s and ‘60’s photographer that challenged America’s poverty and racial divide. Details and screening times 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 5:05-6:30 pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live with Michelle & Alex covering that Wesleyan music scene.

From 6:30 to 7pm, catch the Middletown Youth Radio Project, a weekly program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

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 provides a live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle blending R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

From 11:30 until 12:30am follow DJ MosDefNot & Hyphy Down the Lineage, taking the "Oh Geez" out of the OGs.
Then until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

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 to 7am it’s
 the Celtic CafĂ©
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy CaffĂ© 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.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s jive is online at

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