Good evening, it's Tuesday April 18th. 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 Marianne O’Hare, Producer of Conversations on Healthcare, heard on Wednesdays at 4:30, right before the Jive at Five.
Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.
Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers crystal bowl sound healing. The Painters, with special guest Warren Byrd, take the Buttonwood stage Friday night with their contemporary jazz. Saturday morning it’s the Aligned with the Source workshop and meditation. Saturday evening, the jazz saxophone quartet Tetraptych (Tetra Pitch) takes the Buttonwood stage. Sunday, from 3 to 5 pm, you can visit Pieces of the Moment, the abstract collage art exhibit by Bruce Blackman, which continues through the month. http://buttonwood.org
At the Russell Library in Middletown, you can enjoy Origami on tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30. Cultural Connections, a group for immigrant women, meets on Wednesday at 5:30. At 7 pm, the Connecticut State Library brings you a presentation on Connecticut’s Role in WWI. On Thursday at 10:30, they present Smart Searching: Internet Research, Fact Checking, and Staying Safe. Jazz Up Close with Noah Baerman and Sunny Jain comes your way Thursday night. On Friday at 1 pm, it’s Poet’s Corner with Susan Allison, presenting Poets Resist! The Survivors Swing Band brings you classic swing melodies on Saturday at 1:30. http://www.russelllibrary.org/
Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, Manic Presents The Barons, Chaser Eight, and Treadwell. Wednesday’s lineup includes Ceschi (sounds like Chess-Key), Gregory Pepper, Dear Rabbit, Laundry Day and Ricky Swift. Thursday, you can catch Honch, The 34's, Dutty Winehouse and Spectral Fangs. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts Bronson Rock this week, followed by Sean Rowe and That Virginia, courtesy of Manic Presents. Saturday Jazz Jam session starts early at 4, and features the Nick DiMaria Quartet. Saturday evening’s headliner is Juliana Hatfield, appearing with Ports of Spain. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you The Dusk Whales, Brawlix, and Oberon Rose, followed by a Dance Party with Sex Beat and Kid Congo Powers. www.cafenine.com
Tonight (Tuesday), Manic Presents brings Sebadoh and Blessed State to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. On Wednesday, they’ve got STS9 and City of the Sun at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven, or you can catch Manic Presents Matt Pryor, Dan Andriano and more at Bar in New Haven as part of their Freemusic Wednesdays series. Thursday Manic Presents Explosions in the Sky and Thor and Friends at College Street Music Hall. There’s plenty more at The Ballroom at The Outer Space, with Frank Lero and The Patience on Thursday, along with Dave Hause and The Mermaid; Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees, and Olive Tiger on Friday. Legendary CT Rock and Rollers, Miracle Legion take the stage The Ballroom at The Outer Space Saturday night. The Backyard Committee opens that show. www.manicproductions.org
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, every Tuesday night, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra gets funky as they work out new material on stage. This Wednesday's Community Blues Jam is hosted by Hash Brown. On Thursday, the Connecticut Blues Society hosts their Annual Band Challenge at Black-eyed Sally’s. Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, appear every Thursday with special guests. Tom Guerra &The Mambo Sons takes Black-eyed Sally’s stage on Friday, and on Saturday The Healing Blues Band brings you music based on stories from the homeless. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents senior theses and recitals in music and art all week at various locations across campus. Check the website for details. Wednesday, the Collegium Musicum and Concert Choir presents Seasonal Music Across Four Centuries in Memorial Chapel. The world premiere of “Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World,” happens Friday at CFA Theater. The play explores colonialism and the US/Indonesia relationship. It runs through Saturday. Full details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org
This Thursday at 7 is the launch of Crossing Cultures, the 2017 edition of the Jazz Up Close program produced by Resonant Motion, now in its third year of bringing guest artists to the Russell Library in Middletown, CT. This year’s series of folks mixing jazz with music from other cultural frameworks begins with drummer, percussionist, and composer Sunny Jain, (of) brass band Red Baraat, saxophonist Mike Bomwell, Henry Lugo on bass, and Pianist Noah Baerman. www.russelllibrary.org
At Toad’s Place in New Haven Thursday, you can catch Chop Drop featuring Crowell &Codd Dubz. Yale’s African Arts and Culture Festival brings you Cosmic Homies and Oshun on Friday. There’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party on Saturday. The African Culture series continues on Sunday with Africa Into Jazz/Jazz Into Africa, featuring The Richard Bona Trio and The Randy Weston Sextet. www.toadsplace.com
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Frantz,” a story of post-WWI guilt and conflict, through Thursday. Also continuing is “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. On Friday they open “Tomorrow,” a documentary about concrete solutions to preserve humankind. It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing “The Salesman,” a tale of crime and punishment set in modern Tehran, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Lion,” the true story of a search for a birth mother, which runs through Saturday. National Theatre Live’s production of Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead” will be screened on Thursday and Sunday. Raul Peck’s film on black activist and gay icon James Baldwin, “I Am Not Your Negro,” opens on Sunday. www.cinestudio.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.
From 6-8:00 pm its Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, 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 8:00 stay tuned for the Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.
At 9:pm 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 – 10 stay tuned for an hour of old time radio with Deni!
UnderCover with Ali & Ben 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- 4am Sir Bruce is in the air chair 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.
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, its 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