Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday 5-23-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday May 23rd. 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 Wednesdays at 4:30, right before the Jive at Five. Thanks for joining us. If you value what you hear on WESU, we need your support with a donation during our spring pledge drive happening right now. Thanks to the support of over 100 stalwart supporters, we’ve reached the halfway mark towards our goal. Every dollar counts and we could really use your help. You’ll find a secure donation link, pictures of our thank-you gifts, and much more at our website, http://www.wesufm.org/

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

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, you can enjoy the Intimate Acoustic show with Austrailian recording artist, Maya McClean. Tomorrow/Wednesday evening The Buttonwood Tree presents an artist’s reception for Maria Louise featuring Lady Liz. The Middlesex Drum Circle meets Thursday night at The Buttonwood. Chat Noir perform traditional folk and Gypsy Jazz Friday night. The regular Aligned With Source Workshop happens on Saturday morning. Patrick & Kate Music Duo perform alt pop on the Buttonwood stage Saturday night.  John Basinger performs Book 5 of Paradise Lost (from memory) on Sunday at 3 pm. http://buttonwood.org/

Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, The Kristin Andreassen Trio and Goodnight Blue Moon take the stage. Café Nine’s ongoing series, Words & Music continues tomorrow/Wednesday evening. Thursday, Café Nine presents a triple bill featuring Rudeyna, Sarah Golley, as well as Elsie and The Vibe. Friday’s Happy Hour set features The Dont’s, Kamryn, and Donna Santala. Friday night Café Nine’s main event is features Savage World, Polluter, and Lift. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session at The Nine is with the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Kings and Liars, Model Decoy, and Chuggernaut. Café Nine presents a Sunday Buzz Memorial Day BBQ at 2 pm. Sunday evening, The Nine brings you Olive Tiger, Tiny Diamond, and Cat Has Claws. 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 weekly Community Blues Jam will be hosted by Gene Donaldson, this week. On Thursday, Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, takes the stage. Friday night West Hartford’s GRaviToNik holds it down on the Black-eyed Sally’s stage. Grayson Hugh & The Moon Hawks on make for a night of soul this Saturday at Sally’s. At the same time, The University of St. Joseph & Black-eyed Sally’s presents: The Legends Live! On Saturday night as well.  This concert features the music of sons & daughters of music legends: BB King, Ray Charles & Greg Allman when Claudette KING, Sheila Raye CHARLES, Michael Allman & Jeff Pitchell take the stage, The University of St. Joseph’s Hoffman Auditorum http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/ for details

At Toad’s Place in New Haven this Wednesday you can catch Mantis, Ponicz, Bommer, and more for a night of loud rock. Thursday you can catch pop singer CardiB. On Friday at Toad’s there’s a Throwback Dance Party with DJ action. www.toadsplace.com

At Russell Library this week, their One Book discussion series continues this (Tues) evening at 6:30 in the Hubbard rooms, with a screening of “The Boys in the Boat,” about the US crew team going for gold at the 1936 Olympics. Cultural Connections happens on Wednesday; it’s a meeting place for women of all nationalities. At Thursday morning’s Job Group, WESU’s own Dr. Helen Evrard speaks on Brain Health, Words, and Strengths. Thursday night, the library co-hosts a workshop with the CCSU Journalism department, “Fake News: Can You Spot It?” On Saturday morning enjoy a workshop on nature writing and a book signing with Katherine Hauswirth, author of “The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail.” There’s Yoga in the Courtyard at 11 a.m. www.russelllibrary.org

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

Tomorrow (Wednesday), Manic Presents brings Piebald and Simon Doom to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. They’ve also got Girls Guns and Glory, Palomino Brothers, and Whiskey Priest at Bar in New Haven tomorrow (Weds) night. On Friday it’s Animal Collective and Circuit des Yeux at the College Street Music Hall. http://www.manicpresents.com/

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Friday in their Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Seth Adam, this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can enjoy jazz and jazz fusion this Friday with Kevin Eubanks. They bring Joe Cocker’s band back with Cocker Rocks on Saturday at 8 pm. Details at www.infinityhall.com

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents Puccini’s “Tosca” this Friday at 7:30 at the Middletown High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Details at www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Saturday night in Wallingford, Cherry Street station features a night of loud rock and heavy metal with Our Own Destruction, Crypitus, An Auction in Braille and more! Saturday night Green Jelly takes the Cherry Street stage with Gwell-O, Over the Line, and She Walks without Legs.  https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” a documentary of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef. Also showing through Thursday at RAW is “Obit,” a film that explores the world of obituary writers. On Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of the Italian film “Like Crazy,” about friendship and madness in a psychiatric clinic.  Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Tonight and Tomorrow, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing “Song to Song,” about aspiring singer/songwriters who fall in love, through Wednesday. On Thursday Ciestudio opens “Glory,” a Bulgarian comedy about national discord. It runs through Saturday. They screen National Theatre Live’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” for a Sunday matinee, and open “Panique,” the restoration of a 1947 classic about intrigue in Nazi-occupied France.  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 final episode of The Soul Spoke with DJ Skaz, who’s been offering 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.

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, The 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 (:30 Deni presents 30 minutes of classic old time radio.

At 10:00 Tommy B presents a fil in hour of free form radio goodness,

From 11-1am Babe and Becca tear up the airwaves before heading out of town for the summer.
At 1 am Sir Bruce presents The Greatest Sounds Under The Sun featuring old school RNB and Soul music all the way until 4am when each weekday, we begin our program day at 4am with the BBC world Report, followed by NPR’s Morning Edition at 5am.
At 9am stay tuned for Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica.
NPRs 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.

Of Course, at noon every weekday, it’s our flagship independent daily news hour, 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. If you value what you hear on WESU, please support the service we provide during our Spring Pledge drive, happening right now. We’ve passed the halfway mark and if you haven’t made your donation yet, we are depending on you to keep the momentum going to help us reach our goal.  Donate online at www.wesufm.org  where you can also find our program schedule, a live audio stream, program archives, the script for today's Jive, a donation link and more!

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