Tuesday, February 21, 2017

02-21-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday the 21st of February. 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.

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week as we ease into our new Spring program season: 

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers a crystal bowl sound healing and meditation workshop. On Thursday, The Middlesex drum circle happen at the Buttonwood Tree.  Friday night you can enjoy a night of acoustic music with Connecticut based artists Dana Merritt (singer-guitarist) and Glenn Roth (acoustic guitarist). Saturday mornings at The Buttonwood brings Anniata Ghandy’s weekly aligned with the Source workshops and guided meditations.  Luke Hendon's Wandering with Silk & Steel brings gypsy jazz to The Buttonwood tree Stage Saturday evening. Sunday, John Basinger continues to recite from memory, Book II of John Milton's epic story of the Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost. Rick Silberberg’s "A Re -Visible Man" gallery show runs through February 26. http://buttonwood.org

Tonight in New Haven, Café Nine presents SONAR SHACK, MEATBALL SUBMACHINE GUN and CRYSTAL CLEAR. Tomorrow/Wednesday, STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS alongside Dyna-mojo make for a night of Louisiana music at Cafe Nine. Thursday, OURSELVES, ALONE, LIGHTHOUSE and IF JESUS HAD MACHINE GUNS, make for a medley of Minimal post punk electronic pop music.  Friday, Café Nine’s Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts the TUESDAY SAINTS. THE PROUD FLESH, BIRTHRATES, VIREO, and GREG MORAN take the Stage later Friday night. Saturday's Weekly afternoon JAZZ JAM SESSION at Café Nine features the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Fernando Pinto Presents MONSTERLAND, SAVAK, and Creature Did.  "The Sunday Buzz " Matinee from Cygnus Radio, features THE CARLEANS and THE WYRD BROTHERS this week. Sunday night, Café Nine presents: SEX BEAT W/ KID CONGO POWERS, a new DJ series featuring the best in 60’s soul, Garage, and 70’s glam.  For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight they’ve got a reggae lineup featuring TRIBAL SEEDS, Raging Fyah, and Nattali Rize. Thursday Famous Dex takes the Toads place stage. Friday the 24th SHAKEDOWN plays THE Music of the Grateful DEAD AND BEYOND, Kazoo Crew Family Band, Jeff Summa & the Roasters and Brian Skidmore share the bill. Doors at 8 PM. Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, MICHAEL PALIN's OTHER ORCHESTRA gets funky on the stage. Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam will be hosted by Tim McDonald this week. On Thursday, Sally’s house band-The Po Boys plays blues, R & B and classic rock. Friday the 24th, you can catch The Professors of Sweet Sweet Music (POSSM), an Americana style band out of Hartford CT. On Saturday, The Beehive Queen of Rock and Roll, CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ, returns to Sally’s Stage. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Tonight (Tuesday) night, Robert C Fullerton plays blues, folk, rock, gospel and jazz at Klekolo World Coffee on Court Street in Middletown.
Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts brings you IN STEREO Week Three with a Dance Duet tomorrow/ Tuesday, February 21, at 5:00pm in the Zilkha Gallery. The Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet plays Fridayin the Crowell Concert Hall. Sunday, see Charlie Suriyakham in his series Clarinet Passion at Russell House. www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa for more

Tomorrow /Wednesday night at 7pm, you can catch Living Large in Middletown: a talk in which Bill Hosley will discuss 18th - century Middletown architecture with an emphasis on the Wetmore House. Famous visitors to the house included Aaron Burr, the Marquis de Lafayette, and noted theologians Jonathan Edwards and Timothy Dwight. Saturday at 12:30 The Library presents a screening of Ava DuVerney’s award winning civil rights film, Selma. www.Russelllibrary.org

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

This Wednesday, Manic Productions presents Lady Lamb and Henry Jamison at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Manic presents The DigCommunist Daughter, and Seth Adam that same (Weds) evening at BAR in New Haven. Saturday, Manic presents Young The Giant on their Home of the Strange Tour, and Lewis Del Mar at the College Street Music Hall. www.manicproductions.org  for details

Middletown’s Poet laureate Susan Allison, keeps office hours on Thursdays, between noon and 2 pm at Brew Bakers Café on Main Street in Middletown’s North End.  Please feel free to bring your poems, questions, ideas to share and discuss! 

At Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, punk band The Hulls play on Fri the 24th @ 9PM, alongside KING SEXY and Zombii. The Shape, Deafmute, and VRSA make for a night of Heavy metal. https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation   

Sunday here in Middletown, The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents the acclaimed Boston based big band ensemble, Swing Legacy on stage at The MHS Performing Arts Auditorium at Middletown High School. http://greatermiddletownconcerts.org/

Thursday night, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys bring their Louisiana sound to infinity Hall Norfolk.  New York Rocker, Willie Nile takes the Infinity Norfolk stage Friday night.  Saturday’s performance by KT Tunstall is sold out. Sunday Patti Sinclair take the stage.  Infinity Hartford also has a full lineup this weekend.  Friday night Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder make for a night of bluegrass and country music. Saturday brings Who’s Next to infinity Hartford. Sunday you can catch the Gin Blossoms. www.infinityhall.com

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

On screen at Hartford’s Real Art Ways this week are the OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS of 2017, running through Friday.   Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing the epic eastern noodle showdown, Tampopo through Wednesday, Loving plays Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday features I, Claude Monet. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

Saturday afternoon at 12:30 The Russell Library in Middletown presents a screening of Selma, the 2014 film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. www.russelllibrary.org

Now, here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:

Right after the jive, stay tuned for The Soul Spoke with DJ Skaz for a weekly sampling of tunes from around-the-world that uplift, realign, and educate, giving soul to your world and backbone to your day.

Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill comes your way from 6:00-8:00, 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.
At 8:30 stay tuned for the Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-9:30pm stay tuned for The Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, a lively new public affairs show with discussion and analysis of current events, current personalities, and the current state of the reality/fake reality flux. 

From 9:30 This is Water with Eric Hagen offers a 30 minute discussions amongst friends on important human issues, such as the meaning of life.

UnderCover with Ali & Ben10-11pm takes over for an hour at 10 pm to explore the concept of inspiration through imitation (cover songs).

From 11-midnight Nouns! with Jackalope wraps an hour of radio around a different noun, each week.

At Midnight its Down The Lineage with DJ MosDefNot & Hyphy Taking the "Oh Geez" out of the OGs.

From 1-2am stay tuned for The New Music Show with Chris for some music that is Hot off the press.

At 2-4am Sir Bruce is back in action with The Greatest Sounds Under The Sun featuring 2 hrs of old school RNB and Soul music. 

Weekdays, we begin our program day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition. Then stay tuned for the rest of our terrific new morning lineup! 

At 9am its Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica. That's followed by NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson.
At 11am (Monday Through Thursday) Stay tuned for the newest addition to our Morning talk show line-up, Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica. On Friday’s at 9am, we are proud to bring First Voices Radio back to the airwaves to keep up updated on the news affecting indigenous communities.

Of Course, at noon every weekday, it’s our guiding light of truth and justice in journalism, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.  Find the rest of our amazing Spring program schedule, a live audio stream, program archives, the script for today's Jive, a donation link and much more online at www.wesufm.org  

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Tune in to WESU 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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