Monday, April 10, 2017

monday 4-10-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday April 10th. 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for tuning in!

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

At the Russell Library in Middletown tonight, Backstage at the Ballet will be presenting a program that lets the audience look at what it takes to put on a full ballet -- from costumes to choreography! Tours of Russell Library are ongoing this week, on Monday, April 10, Tuesday, April 11, and Thursday, April 13, Starting in the Lobby. the Film Screening this week is Haunted Honeymoon on Tuesday, April 11, in the Hubbard Room

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers Moments of Gratitude and a weekly open mic. Tuesday brings a weekly afternoon yoga session to the Buttonwood at 1 pm. Comedian Joe List performs on Thursday the 13th, and Father-Son Jazz Duo Khalif and (the legendary) Charles Neville take the Buttonwood Tree Stage, Friday night. Saturday at Noon brings the weekly Aligned With Source workshop: Hosted by Annaita Gandhy. Acoustic folk pop with the Kennedys make for the main event Saturday night. Buttonwood ends the week with a piano concert with Ann Sweeten on Sunday.

Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, catch musical guests Jon Dee Graham, Bonnie Whitmore, and Michael Hunton at 8 PM. Tomorrow/Tuesday is the 9th Street Stompers, and Wednesday brings the Rumjacks tp Café Nine. Thursday night, cafe nine hosts Kinky Friedman's RESURRECTED TOUR. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features LONESOME BILLY CALASH at 5 PM. Friday night’s main event at Café Nine features Ransom Pier, Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, plus Drew Angus.. Saturday's weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later saturday night, JERKAGRAM shares a bill with LANDING OURSELVES, ALONE, and STEFAN CHRISTENSEN & FRIENDS. "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee at Café Nine from Cygnus Radio Presents EDDIE SEVILLE this week. Sunday night brings The Refurbished Original Sunday Blues Jam Session with the GEORGE LESIW BAND and MARK ZARETSKY. visit

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight’s Jazz Monday’s session features a special secret guest artist this week. Every Tuesday night at Sally's, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra gets funky as they jam and work out new material. Thursday nights Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, feature special guests. Friday brings EGGY W/ COUSIN EARTH to Black Eyed Sally’s.  Saturday  the DAN BROTHER BAND FROM NYC plays blues, funk and soul. Sunday features an Easter Jazz Brunch featuring an a la carte menu, live entertainment, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, you can catch a night of smooth Jazz with ROHN LAWRENCE & FRIENDS on the LILLY PAD. Thursday brings a night of conscious hip hop with TALIB KWELI, Styles P, Logic, and Doobieous Intentions w/Gambit & Savo. Friday brings YALE’s ANTE-FLING 2017 feat. HOP ALONg PRESENTED BY WYBC, with musical guests Varsity, Forth Wanderers and others.
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Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents the second week of the Senior Thesis Exhibition Receptions, opening on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00pm.   WesFest Concert I: Riffs, Rhythms, and Remembrance--A Choral and Orchestral Celebration goes happens Wednesday, at Crowell Concert Hall. Cyclical Unity: A WesFest Celebration of Metallophones, Gongs, Voices, and Electronics happens Thursday, in the World Music Hall; senior theater thesis productions also run through the week.  Full details at

Wednesday, Manic presents Betty Who, VÉRITÉ, and Ian Biggs at the ballroom at the outer space.They’ve also got a full night of music at Bar in New Haven on Wednesday night featuring
Xiu Xiu, Headroom, Reduction Plan, DJ Caren. Manic presents Sondre Lerche Thursday night at the Ball Room at The Outer Space. Manic Presents Frankie Ballard and Levi Hummon Friday at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven.  for details.

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

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of You're Killing me Susana and Frantz this week. Friday is “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. Sgt Pepper plays through the weekend.  Details & screening times at

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing Toni Erdmann Monday-Weds, a film that captures the complicated bonds between fathers and daughters. I am Michael plays on Thursday and Hidden Figures and The Salesman play through the weekend. Details and screening times at

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

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, for an hour of straight of Jazz and classic Bop.

From 6-6:30 pm it’s Voices with Abby Shneyder for 30 minute of poetry and voice!

At 6:30 stay tuned for, 75% Folk with Michael Benson offers Contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music, movie soundtracks and more.

From 8-9:30 Stay tuned for Unfocused Folk.

Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan runs from 9:30-11, when Meet Music takes over til 12 AM.

Untracked plays from 12-1 AM. Shut up and dont play the hits is on til 2 am.

I Love My Label spotlights a new record label each week from 2- 4 am, when the BBC World News airs til 5 am.

We our weekday public affairs lineup at 4am with the BBC world Report
At 5am stay tuned for NPR’s Morning Edition.
At 9am stick join us Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica
followed by NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson

At 11am (Monday Through Thursday) WESU is proud to presents Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica.

Of Course at noon every weekday, it’s 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  

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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