Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday 5-16-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday May 16th. 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 source s. 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 Wednesdays at 4:30, right before The Jive at Five.

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Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.
Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing workshop. A reception for the Phoebe Legere exhibit happens Wednesday evening, celebrating her gallery show “Seeing the Unseen: Connecting to Creation,” which runs through the month. Thursday evening, The Buttonwood Tree hosts a Connecticut Songwriter’s Association Workshop. Friday’s headliner at The Buttonwood Tree is Stanley Maxwell, a four-piece group offering jazz, funk, and rock. Saturday morning The Buttonwood tree offers Annaita Ghandi’s Aligned With Source Workshop; they round out the week with a concert by Phoebe Legere in the evening, bringing her Acadian-Cajan renaissance ensemble to the Buttonwood. http://buttonwood.org/

Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch Two Cow Garage, and Christian Marrone. Wednesday’s bill features The Murder Junkies, RYXNO, and Intercourse. On Thursday night it’s Joe Jack Talcum, F. Woods, Kyle Trocolla, and more at Café Nine. Friday’s Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features Calvin Decutlass and the Cut Loose Band. Friday night, Café Nine’s main event is a CD Release Show with Dutty Winehouse and a host of other performers. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. The Living Deads and So Long Friendly take the Café Nine stage later Saturday night. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Eric Ambel & Joe Flood, followed later by Audy Shaur and S.G. Calson, brought to you by Manic Presents! http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, every Tuesday night, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on stage. On Wednesday, the Community Blues Jam will be hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. On Thursday it’s the CT Blues Society’s Annual Band Challenge, with bands competing for the chance to play In Memphis. On Friday you can enjoy jazz sax and more with the Noah Preminger Quartet. Saturday night, Sally’s features blues with the Chris Bergson Band from NY, celebrating a CD release show for the new album, Bitter Midnight.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, this Friday they celebrate Shakedown’s 30th anniversary with performers on two stages.  The Main Stage features Kazoo Crew Family Band, Klams Kasino, and Bangcreek Puppies. On the Lily Pad stage you can catch, No Mind, The Notch, The Remnants, and Tablature. Saturday’s Bill includes Mandala, Norris Blue, Sammy Maximim, and more.  www.toadsplace.com

At Russell Library this evening, their One Book discussion series continues, exploring “The Boys in the Boat,” about the crew team going for gold at the 1936 Olympics. Or, you can attend their Origami class. The Peggy Stern Trio brings you music of the Great American Songbook at The Russel llibrary on Thursday. Saturday, brings a Hip Hop Festival exploring the art forms behind this contemporary American music, including workshops on Tunrtablism, graffiti art, and rhyming. Also n Saturday, there’s a reception to open their photography exhibit celebrating the annual Middletown Summer Hoopfest. The library also offers a passport workshop on Saturday where you can apply for or renew a Passport.   www.russelllibrary.org

Tomorrow/Wednesday, Manic Presents brings Wrekmeister Harmonies, Thalia Zedek, and Polluter to Bar in New Haven.  At The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden on Friday Manic Presents: The Obsessed, Karma To Burn, Lo-Pan, and Curse The Son. At the Ballroom on Sunday, Manic presents Com Truise, and Clark. They’ve also got Flogging Molly, The White Buffalo, and Dylan Walshe at The College Street Music Hall in New Haven. http://www.manicpresents.com/

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

Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report will be speaking at the University of Hartford as part of the WWUH Progressive Movie/Speaker Night Wednesday at 7 pm at Auerbach Auditorium in Hillyer Hall. http://wwuh.org

Also on Wednesday at 7:30, you’re invited to The Hubbard House in Middletown presenting “the wind blows through,” the Zen poetry of Ryokan, featuring The Flying Particles, as part of their ongoing One Concert-One Child series. Proceeds benefit the Children of Peace Project, and the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Info atrnastamail@aol.com, or visit www.artistsforworldpeace.org

In Hartford, enjoy free music at noon every Friday in their Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Olive Tiger this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

The 10th annual Arts and Media Festival happens this Friday at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. Student film, video and new media projects will be showcased.https://www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

This Saturday brings Biker’s Against Animal Cruelty’s 7th Annual WoofStock Concert to raise and awareness and funds in the fight to end animal cruelty!  This year’s event happens at The Outer Space in Hamden CT and offers a Bar, Food, two stages and plenty of free parking. FIVE BANDS will hit the stage including: Soldiers of Solace, Murray the Wheel, Savile Row, Social Convention and Hair of the Dog ft members of Naja. They’ll also be collecting donations of Pet Food, Cleaning Products, Blankets, Toys, Beds, Leashes, Collars, Bowls and anything else that will make the life of a shelter pet better! http://bikersagainstanimalcruelty.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “A Quiet Passion,” with Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson, through Thursday.  They also continue “Risk,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of Julian Assange. On Friday they open “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” a documentary of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef. Also opening is “Obit,” a film that explores the world of obituary writers.  Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford screens “Frantz,” a film about post-war loss, through Wednesday. On Thursday Cinestudio opens a run of “Get Out,” Jordan Peele’s film about an interracial relationship.  Their Thursday matinee is National Theatre Live’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”  There’s a Sunday screening of “Song to Song,” about aspiring singer/songwriters who fall in love.” Details and screening times athttp://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 6-8pm stay tuned for 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. Tonight show will feature a ticket give away to see the Legendary Kink Friedman!

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 9pm, he Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, is a public affairs show with discussion and analysis of current events, current personalities, and the current state of the reality/fake reality flux.

at 9:30 stay tuned for UnderCover with Ali & Ben who take over until 11 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 presents The Greatest Sounds Under The Sun featuring 2 hrs of old school RNB and Soul music.

Weekdays, we begin our program day at 4am with BBC world Report, followed by NPR’s Morning Edition at 5am.

At 9am stay tuned for Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica.

NPR’s 1A with Joshua Johnson comes your way at 10 am and at 11am (Monday through Thursday) it’s Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica.

On Friday’s at 9am, we are proud to present First Voices updating us on the news affecting indigenous and first nation communities.

Of Course, at noon every weekday, it’s our flagship daily news hour from Pacifica, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. 
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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