Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday April 13th. 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.

Today's jive is dedicated to Wild Bill. his creativity and kindness touched many. Middletown is a more vibrant and colorful place because of him. RIP Will Bill you will be missed, but never forgotten...

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

Tonight  in the World Music Hall; Senior theater thesis productions also run through the week.  Full details at
The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown presents Comedian Joe List Thursday night. Father-Son Jazz Duo Khalif and (the legendary) Charles Neville (of the Neville Brothers) return to the Buttonwood Tree Stage, Friday night. Saturday at Noon brings the weekly Aligned with Source workshop: Hosted by Annaita Gandhy. Saturday night its Acoustic folk pop with the Kennedys. The Buttonwood Tree ends their week with a piano concert by Ann Sweeten on Sunday.

Tonight/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, Thursday night 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.
Tonight, 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.

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

Thursday night Toad’s Place in New Haven offers 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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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 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:

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?
Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!
(1,3,5) The Radical Radio with Oracle
A weekly update on progressive news, that combines interviews, reporting, and discussion to look at the current state of the American left.
(2,4) Dissecting the Political Landscape with DJ Politico
Political news for the week, with a focus on the 2016 election in the fall semester, and occasionally focusing on a single issue or event.

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
A broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

Jazzalicious Definition with MC Mcgee and DJ Stocks'n'Socks
Jazz and jazz influenced music with something different every week.
The American Empire with Yours Truly, Tootse Mutant
Join Tootse as she explores the effects of American Cultural Imperialism on the world's soundscape. From Peruvian Punk to Japanese Jazz we'll take a look at how other countries have adopted American music styles.
(1,3,5) The Audible Underground with Joshinvents
Come explore a variety of underground music by independent or relatively unknown artists from many genres, while occasionally discussing current events neglected by mainstream media.
(2,4) Genrebusters with DJ Baby Ruth and DJ Willy J
A music history show that dives into the rise and phenomenon of cult sub-genres of music like MOR, "slacker-rock", prog-funk, and trap.

(1,3,5) Festival Files with DJ Frita
A look back at legendary folk and rock concerts from around the country and the music idols that dominated the stages throughout the years.
(2,4) Fun Times Only with DJ Dazzle and Aurora
The biggest party on community radio, bringing you music and memories of fun times from the DJs, their friends, families, and anyone else who'll share!

DJ coroner's last will & testimony

Haunting the midnight airwaves with an eclectic mix of oneiric, experimental sounds. Ambient, noise, drone, footwork, art pop, poetry readings and more.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in 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. IF you missed an item in our community calendar, you can find the script online at

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