Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday's Jive 03-03-17

Good evening, it's Friday, March 3rd, 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 going on in the community this weekend.
In Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree
tonight presents Story City Troupe, a band of engaging storytellers. Saturday morning the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop has the space. In the afternoon, Colin Haskins and the Free Poets Collective present "Woman Scream 2017". Saturday night, The Modern Riffs play straight ahead jazz, along with 70's and 80's classic rock and funk. On Sunday, The Buttonwood Tree presents Past Life Regression with Dan LaRosa, an interactive self-help hypnotist, at 4pm. Later at 7pm, the improv comedy team, Cloud 9, performs both long and short form comedy. Details @

New Haven's Cafe Nine features The Incorrigibles. Later, Manic Productions presents Modern Measure with Project Aspect and The Forest Room. Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam is with Mike Coppola and Friends. Dangerous Animals, The Z-Boys, Dickicker and Art School Girls take the stage Saturday night. "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee brought to you by Cygnus Radio hosts Gina Sicilia 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. Details @

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, it’s another Bright Night Glow Party with DJ’s Ragepak, D.Brown, and more; doors open at 9:30. Details @

In Hartford tonight at Black-Eyed Sally’s it's Eliot Lewis-from Hall & Oates & Live From Daryl’s House. Saturday Sally’s presents Lucky Peterson, bluesman from Texas. Details @

Saturday Manic Productions presents Wild Child and Goodnight Blue Moon at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Details @

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford has the experimental band Destination Dimension in tonight. Saturday night they present So Long Liberty, Slip And Fall, Honch, and more. Details @ or find them on Facebook.

Tonight 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. The Box Office number is 860-685-3355. Also, Saturday at 3, the Wesleyan University Orchestra presents their annual Children’s Concert followed by a multi-station musical instrument petting zoo. Details @

This Sunday in Middletown at 1:30pm, the Russell Library celebrates International Women's Day, with a panel discussion on women's issues in the Hubbard Room. Details @

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

On screen at Hartford’s Real Art Ways beginning tonight and running through next Thursday is the 2017 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature, I Am Not Your Negro, a film about James Baldwin. Details & screening times at

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is screening through Saturday, Manchester by the Sea. Sunday they begin a run of the French film, Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert. 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 6:30pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live! with Michelle & Alex and that Wesleyan music scene.

6:30 to 7 is the Middletown Youth Radio Project, 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 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 2am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

From 2 until 4am 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.

The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry covers the hour from 4 to 5am with a compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

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 Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé 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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