Wednesday, March 1, 2017

03-01-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday March 1st and 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for joining us!
Here's what's happening in our area this week.

This Sunday, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, presents Past Life Regression with Dan LaRosa, an interactive self-help hypnotist at 4pm. Later Sunday  at 7pm, CLOUD 9, an improv comedy team, performs both long and short form comedy.

At Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, experimental band Destination Dimension takes the stage Friday night. Saturday night Cherry Street presents: So Long Liberty, Slip And Fall, HONCH , and more. 

At Black Eyed Sally's tonight, it's the Wednesday weekly COMMUNITY BLUES JAM  hosted by ED BRADLEY this week, and on Thursday RISEUP presents The MIKE CASEY Trio.

This Sunday March 5th, the Russell Library celebrates international women's day, with a panel discussion on women's issues in the Hubbard room.

Thursday's installment of the Artful Lunch Series hosts Rhea Higgins who will give a presentation on Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center. Friday the 3rd, at 8pm, Wesleyan’s Center For the Arts presents the Connecticut premiere of the dance work “Walking with ‘Trane” by Urban Bush Women. Inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey  of the famed jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, the dance is set to live music inspired by  "A Love Supreme” and other works. One night only – Urban Bush Women “Walking with ’Trane” on Friday, March 3 in Middletown. For tickets and more information, 860-685-3355

Tonight/Wednesday in New Haven at Café Nine,  don't miss a lineup of female artists, including SARAH CHESLER, KATHY MUIR and NICOLE THOMPSON. Thursday, COLE QUEST AND THE CITY PICKERS, OLD ROYALS and EVENING DARLING take the Café Nine stage. This Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour is features THE INCORRIGIBLES. Later Friday night at Café Nine, Manic Productions Presents MODERN MEASURE with Project Aspect and The Forest Room. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon JAZZ JAM is WITH MIKE COPPOLA AND FRIENDS this week.   DANGEROUS ANIMALS, THE Z-BOYS, Dickicker and Art School Girls take the stage later Saturday night. "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee brought to you by Cygnus Radio hosts GINA SICILIA this week, and Sunday night, Café Nine hosts A BENEFIT FOR THE ACLU featuring Mates of State, The Shellye Valauskas Experience, Mercy Choir, Tiny Ocean, Frank Critelli, and more.   For more info, visit

Thursday night, Manic Productions presents, Polyphia, Jason Richardson, and Covet at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Saturday night Manic presents Wild Child and Goodnight Blue Moon at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. 

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!

This Thursday Bob Gotta hosts his long running acoustic open Mic at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown. Friday, you can catch Story City Troupe, a band of storytellers. Saturday morning
Brings the Weekly Aligned with source guided meditation and later on Saturday, Colin Haskins and Free Poets Collective Present "Woman Scream 2017". Saturday night at The Buttonwood Tree, The Modern Riffs play straight ahead jazz, in combination with 70's and 80's classic rock and funk.
Down in New Haven Thursday night, Conscious Reggae singer CHRONIXX and special guest Kelissa bring their CHRONOLOGY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR to CT. Friday, Toad’s offers a BRIGHT NIGHT GLOW PARTY with DJ’s RAGEPAK,  D.Brown, and more; doors are at 9:30. Find more info at

Now, here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through March 2nd, Real Art Ways is screening 2017 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, The Red Turtle.  Additionally, this week, Real Art Ways continues screenings this week of 2017the OSCAR NOMINATED live action and ANIMATED SHORTS through Thursday.  Friday Real Art Ways begins their run of the 2017 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature, I Am Not Your Negro about James Baldwin.  Details & screening times at

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing oscar nominated films all week, Moonlight is on screen through Wednesday. Thursday night Cinestudio begins a run of Manchester by the sea.  Saturday they kick off a run of The French Film, Elle. Details and screening times at

Now here’s what’s on the air tonight on WESU:

Right after The Jive at Five stay tuned for an hour of Women’s Music, Women’s Wisdom with DJ Sense and DJ Sensibility.

6-6:30pm it's Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard MD. We explore the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them.
And from 6:30-8pm, stay tuned for Fusion Radio with James Fusion. The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!

Starting at 8 and running until 9:30pm, it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

From 9:30-11pm, it's  The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live.

From 11 to midnight, it's The Karl Marx Social Hour.

Each episode hosts DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo pick a story, social event, or historical event and then play music that they think relates.

Some Typa Way comes along at Midnight. Join DJ’s Crystal Beth and Shlomo as they provide you with music that stirs a specific mood within each of us.

During the wee hours, it's  Dumpster Dive with GIRL FIERI and yourstruly. Offbeat DIY, punk and indie

From 2-3am it's Paradise Airwaves with Plushie Avenger. A show dedicated to LGBTQ+ music genres (disco, house, queercore/punk, etc.), queer-themed songs, and music by LGBTQ+ artists.

And from 3-4am, stay tuned for An A and a B with DJ N. Every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.
The BBC World News airs til 5 am and we start the day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.

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  

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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