Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday 4-4-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday April 4th. 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 joining us.

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

Tonight at Klekolo World Coffee in Middletown, you can catch singer//songwriter UkeBaby Kim for a 7pm set. www.klekolo.com
Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents a Graduate Recital with Omar Guzman this tonight (Tues), April 4, at 9:00pm. Senior fine arts theses open this week in the Zilkha gallery. Capstone theater productions as well as Senior Thesis Dance Concerts and Senior Music Recitals happen from Thursday through the weekend. Full details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Tonight, in New Haven, Café Nine, features a comedy open mic hosted by Dan Rice. Tomorrow/Wednesday, the Tet Offensive plays the music of Nirvana, and Thursday Café nine presents SONIC SUPERCHARGER 66 and M-13. Friday night's weekly wind-down happy hour hosts Solin, performing covers and original work. Friday night Cory Branan, Daphne Lee Martin, and Christian Marrone, make for a mix of folk rock and country punk. Saturday's jazz jam at Café Nine is with Gary Grippo and friends this week, and later Saturday night Drinkdeeply Presents WESS MEETS WEST AND THE TRAVELER, CON ETIQUETTE and CITY STREETS COUNTRY ROADS. "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio, features SUMMER EDEEN and AUGUSTE & ALDEN.   www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Tuesday's regular programming cedes its place for you to experience the future of Jazz in CT! From 6:30pm to 8:30pm there will be performances featuring the Hall HS Jazz Ensembles and a guest HS big band from Kaisersluaghtern, Germany.  All three groups will be accompanied by Mr. Pete McGuinness, Grammy nominated performer and composer.  Pete is a Hall alumn, and is currently a professor of jazz and arranging at William Patterson University. Thursday night youc an catch the music of Frank Zappa performed by the Other Orchestra. Unfortunately, Ed Mann has cancelled his appearance tonight due to a family emergency. Sally’s in house band-The Po Boys hold down a regular Thursday set, with mystery guests every week. On Friday, you are invited to get down with Wobblesauce, serving up a unique concoction of electronica, rock, and instrumental dance music. Saturday night ROBERTO MORBIOLI, a BLUESMAN FROM ITALY, makes for a night of blues guitar. www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven Friday night, KUNG FU: THE FEZ TOUR offering one set of original Kung Fu music, as well as a Steely Dan set. Strange Machines is also on the bill. Sunday features the funky sounds of ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS on his ZOMBIES IN AMERICA TOUR, also featuring Atlas Genius and Night Riots. t www.toadsplace.com

At the Russell Library in Middletown, tonight, the Racial Justice Book Club discusses Homegoing, at 6:30 in the Hubbard Room. Thursday, you can catch the Books to Blockbusters film series screening of Queen of Katwe, Based on the book by Tim Crothers, it's a  vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.    Friday at 1pm Russell library presents: Compassion Counts: A Community Conversation on Opioid Addiction www.russelllibrary.org

The Jack n' Jill Open Mic Nights/Songwriting Contest kicks off tonight here in Middletown at Mezzo Grille and will continue on the first Wednesday of Every Month, beginning around 7:30-8ish. singers, songwriters, musicians, poets, prognosticators, comics, dancers, thespians, watchers, listeners, drinkers, eaters, supporters, are all welcome.  This event benefits New Horizons Domestic Violence Services (http://newhorizonsdv.com/history).

Tomorrow/Wednesday, Manic presents Diet Cig, Daddy Issues, and Spit-Take at BAR. Vieux Farka Touré, Last Good Tooth, and José Oyola & The Astronauts play Sat, April 8, 2017 in The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Often referred to as "The Hendrix of the Sahara", Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali, and serves up jammin guitar and vocals.   www.manicproductions.org  for details.

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

Here in Middletown, Friday night at The Buttonwood Tree, Story City Troupe takes the stage for a night of stories about love, loss, joy and redemption. Saturday, Brian Friedland & Catherine Bent perform renditions of classic American and Brazilian folk tunes. Sunday closes out the week with NEAR and Far Storytellers, featuring an open mic opportunity for anyone in the audience, as well as headliners later on. 

Also happening here in Middletown Friday night, Art Farm presents Where Are We Now?: Race, Pride, Class and Inequity, a work in progress followed by a community conversation moderated by the Middlesex County Chapter of the NAACP. www.art-farm.org for more info and to register

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, enjoy pop and rock on Friday with the Hollywood Allstars. On Sunday, it’s Live and Let Die: a Tribute to Paul McCartney. www.infinityhall.com

The Bushnell Park Carousel in Hartford opens its 2017 season this Saturday. www.bushnellpark.org

Sunday brings WESU’s Annual Spring Community record fair to Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall featuring dozens of vendors selling new and used music in all formats. Plus WESU DJ’s spinning Vinyl live all day as well as WESU gear for sale and more!  Learn more at www.wesufm.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Kedi,” a cat documentary filmed in Istanbul, through the end of the week. On Friday they open “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. Friday through Sunday, they're playing "Frantz", set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War. This film recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies and tells the stories of those who are left to cope. 

Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford presents their April in Paris FILM FESTIVAL 2017 this week, with the film 1984, tonight. AIP films run through the rest of the week. And you can find the complete listing and screen times at 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 & Ben10-11pm 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

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