Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday's Jive 01-13-17

Good evening, it's Friday, January 13th, 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 at 8 pm it’s a double bill, with Jennifer Hill of Murderous Chanteuse and Kierstin Sieser of The Tiny Ocean combining talents for a night of Little Girls with Loud Mouths. Annaita Gandhy’s Aligned With Source Workshop is Saturday at 10:30 am, the theme is Honoring Your Unique Self. Acoustic folk comes your way Saturday night at 8 pm presented by Seat Of Our Pants (SOOP). Details @

New Haven's Cafe Nine features Buzz Gordo for this evening’s 5pm early set, followed later by We Are Scientists and Straight To VHS, brought to you by Manic Productions. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4 is with Gary Grippo & Friends, with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser happening later at 9 pm. The Sunday Buzz Matinee at 4 brings you An Afternoon with Larry Kirwan of Black 47. Details @

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight and Saturday it’s two days of the Opus Blizzard B-Day Bash. Details @

Manic Productions headlines Deerhunter, appearing with Palm, at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Saturday night. Details @

In Hartford tonight Black-Eyed Sally’s presents the Jeremy Baum Trio bringing you blues and soul-jazz from the ‘60’s. On Saturday, guitarist/songwriter Tom “The Suit” Forst takes Sally’s stage. Details @

At the Hartford Public Library Saturday at 1 pm there’s a community conversation, Solidarity with Standing Rock, led by New England Native artists and educators. The James Weidman Aperturistic Trio performs in the Baby Grand Jazz Series on Sunday at 3 pm. Details @

Infinity Hall in Hartford presents world music performed by Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars tonight. On Saturday, it’s classic rock with Vanilla Fudge. Details @

The Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden invites you to their classic American Flyer Trains exhibit this Saturday and Sunday at their Whitney Avenue location. Admission is free. Come run a train, or build a wooden train from a kit. Details @

Asylum Hill Congregational Church, The Urban League of Greater Hartford, and the CT Center for Nonviolence invite you to a film screening and discussion, “Get in the Way, the Journey of John Lewis,” Sunday at 6:30 pm at the church’s Hartford location. Call 860-525-5696 for details.

And, here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues its run of “The Eagle Huntress,” a documentary about a thirteen-year-old girl who becomes the first female in her family to train for an eagle hunting festival in Mongolia. Opening tonight is “Notes on Blindness,” a virtual reality journey into blindness based on the real-life experience of theologian John Hull. On Sunday at 1pm, it’s the Connecticut premiere of “How to Build a Time Machine,” a film in the Science on Screen series, featuring UConn physicist Dr. Ron Mallett and animator Rob Niosi who collaborate to introduce you to the fourth dimension. There’s a post-film Q&A with Dr. Mallett. Details & screening times at

Trinity College’s Cinestudio offers tonight and Saturday “Nocturnal Animals,” Tom Ford’s romantic thriller about a divorced couple and their secrets. The National Theatre Live matinee on Sunday is Harold Pinter’s “No Man’s Land.” Also, opening Sunday is “The Forest For the Trees,” a dark comedy from Germany about a young teacher whose idealism leads to isolation and terror. Details and screening times at 

If you are looking for more information on the arts in Middletown, please visit the City's Facebook page at

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 to 7pm, it'll be Al Robinson & Deni Young with Free Talk Radio.

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 Cocomotion the Music Mixologist provides a live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, with no pre-planned mixes or blends - R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

From 11:30pm until 3am Saturday we go into serious 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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