Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday 03-28-17 jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday March 28th. 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.

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

At the Russell Library in Middletown this evening there’s a book signing with Jean Baur presenting “Joy Unleashed,” the story of her therapy dog Bella, who will also be in attendance. Russell Library screens the film “A Man Called Ove” on Thursday as part of the ongoing Books to Blockbusters series. On Friday morning it’s Drawing Mandalas for Insight into Life Issues, with a Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving demonstration later to celebrate Women’s History Month. There’s a Volunteerism Forum Saturday morning. Check the website for the full schedule of events for all the family. www.russelllibrary.org

Friday night, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers Sassy Songwriters on with three women performing stories of love, loss, joy and redemption. Saturday, The Buttonwood presents a nigh of jazz classics with the Connor Wage Quartet. It’s short- and long-form comedy Sunday night with Cloud 9 & Friends Improv. http://buttonwood.org

Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, Living Body, Procedure Club, and Parlay Droner share a bill. Wednesday night The Roomsounds, and Ryxno perform at Café Nine. The Lost Bayou Ramblers and Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps take the Café stage,Thursday night.  Friday’s Happy Hour guest is Snake Hill Blues for a 5pm set. Later, Friday night, Café Nine’s main event features Beniz Tek of Radio Birdman sharing a bill with Dust Hat. Saturday Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and Friends, and later, Saturday night you can catch the Demkovic CD Release Party. On Sunday it’s a Buzz Music Marathon for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, starting at noon. For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight’s Jazz Mondays features Sarah Hanahan. The regular Tuesday set is Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band that jams and works out new material. Wednesday's Community Blues Jam is with Tim McDonald this week. Sally’s in house band-The Po Boys hold down a regular Thursday set, with mystery guests every week. On Friday, catch some serious jazz and blues with Popa Chubby. On Saturday it’s the return of their popular Northeast Blues Harmonica Showcase. www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tomorrow/Wednesday, they headline Crystal Garden, featuring Boyd Tinsley. On Thursday a night of hop hop when The Lox’s and Filthy America. . . It’s a Beautiful Tour stops by.  On Friday you can catch Shakedown playing the music of The Dead and Beyond, and much more, with a second stage of musicians in Lilly’s Pad. On Sunday they’ve got Periphery, The Contortionist, Norma Jean, and Infinity Shred. www.toadsplace.com

Here in town at Wesleyan, tonight, here’s a Conversation with director and playwright Emily Mann in Memorial Chapel. Tomorrow/Wednesday, they host a talk by Letterpress printer and book artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr, at the Ring Performing Arts Hall. A talk and opening happens at the Davidson Art Center on Thursday with Andrew Szegedy-Maszak for the photography exhibit “Converging to a Center.” Philadelphia’s Tempesta di Mare perform their baroque chamber music concert, A Tale of Two Italian Cities, featuring pieces from Venice and Naples, on Friday at Crowell Concert Hall. Senior Thesis Dance Concerts and Senior Music Recitals happen from Thursday through the weekend. Full details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Tonight, Manic Productions presents Portugal The Man, HDBeenDope, and Black Daniels at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. It’s Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee, and Mary Latimore on Wednesday at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Or you can catch Stop Light Observations, Western Estates, and Dangerous Animals at Bar in New Haven. We’re back at the Ballroom on Thursday for Sofi Tukker, Verdigris, and LP Giobbi, and on Friday for John K Samson & The Winter Wheat, appearing with The End of America. Also on Friday, moe appears at the College Street Music Hall.  www.manicproductions.org  for details.

Tomorrow/ Wednesday, the Miracle League of Connecticut hosts a Sensory Friendly Day at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. They’re lowering the volume and dimming the lights to accommodate individuals and families on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. Full details at www.ctsciencecenter.org

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

The Howl, Milkshakes, Cold Collective and more perform at the Mac650 Gallery in Middletown on Wednesday at 6:30. Details at  https://www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Middletown’s Poet Laureate Susan Allison holds Open Hours on Thursday morning at Brew Bakers North End Location in Middleton. https://www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Friends of the Davison Art Center of Wesleyan University host a Benefit Dinner and Auction this Thursday at Lan Chi Restaurant in Middletown. Details at
Refugee Palestinian Hip Hop Dance performers, The Shoruq Debka will be performing at two venues this weekend in Connecticut, before returning to Palestine: Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. you can catch them on stage in New Haven at Southern Connecticut State University’s Engleman Hall at 501 Crescent Street (doors open 6:30 p.m.) Friday Night at 7pm, the dance crew will perform at The Artists Collective, on Albany Avenue in Hartford (doors open 5:45 p.m.) for information call (860)200-5396  

The Connecticut Historical Society hosts Brooklyn Museum’s curator Lisa Small on Thursday who will speak on “Killer Heels: The Art and History of the High-Heeled Shoe.” www.chs.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, enjoy pop and rock on Friday with the Hollywood Allstars. On Sunday, it’s Live and Let Die: The Ultimate Tribute to Paul McCartney. www.infinityhall.com

The Bushnell Park Carousel in Hartford opens its 2017 season this Saturday. www.bushnellpark.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
CPTV hosts a screening of “Newtown,” a film about the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Saturday at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall on the Wesleyan campus. A moderated panel discussion follows the film.

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “I Am Not Your Negro” a documentary about James Baldwin, and “Kedi,” a cat documentary filmed in Istanbul, through Thursday. In a National Evening of Science on Screen, they’re showing “My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond.” On Friday they open “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. They’re screening Woody Allen’s “The Purple Rose of Cairo” on Sunday as part of their Film 101 series.
Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “Julieta,” a Spanish film about motherhood, passion, and loss, tonight and tomorrow (Wednesday). On Thursday they open “La La Land,” a contemporary movie musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Their annual April in Paris Festival opens Sunday, starting with the matinée screening of the 1928 film “The Italian Straw Hat,” and the evening film, Robert Bresson’s 1959 film, “Pickpocket.”
Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

Don’t forget about the screenings at Middletown’s Russell Library this week, too (see above).

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.

From 6-6:30pm 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.  

Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill comes your way from 6:30-8:30 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 9:30 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 flagship independent daily news hour, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.  Find the rest of our 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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