Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday 8-17-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday August 17th. 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!

Now here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.
This evening at 6pm at Russell Library in Middletown, there’s a workshop on Fairy Houses for All Ages. There’s Adult Coloring on Friday at 11:30 and Saturday at 10:30  The Connecticut Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club continues their hands on musical workshop. Full details of these activities and more at www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight/Thursday at 7pm, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings, their Shaking the Tree  - Song and Sound Meditation at the MAC 650 Gallery across the street. On Friday, there’s a fundraiser for the White Raven Archives project, featuring shape note singer/scholar Gabriel Kastelle and the music of the Brothertown Indian Nation. Also appearing is guitarist R.D. King. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and at 3 pm Saturday, it’s a Teen Open Mic for performers ages 12-18. There’s Texas Folk Saturday night at the Buttonwood with Adler & Hearne. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday morning at 10:30. http://buttonwood.org/

At La Boca in Middletown tonight you can catch an Acoustic set by Tim Palmieri. You can find a full rundown of Middletown happening listed at the www.facebook.com/cityartsoffice  

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, you can catch Valley Queen and Farewood. Friday’s Happy Hour is with Bronson Rock, followed by the night show headlining Still I Rise, The 34’s, Mystic Seahorse, and Saline. Saturday, Café Nine’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Saturday’s late show features Marshall Crenshaw Y Los Straitjackets, along with Sarah Borges. Café Nine’s Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Kristen Ford, Kyla P., and Olive Tiger. They round out the weekend with Nikki Hill and Sandy Connely Sunday eve. http://www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight, Sally’s house band, The Po’ Boys take the stage. On Friday it’s a special visit with Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton, who sings with his slide guitar and makes gumbo for all to share. On Saturday, it’s blues, rock, and country with The Redliners.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/  

The Outdoor Concert Series of the Connecticut Historical society continues tonight/Thursday at 6 pm with the music of Daymark, a trio playing Celtic fiddle, flute, pipes and guitar. Rain date is Friday. Details at www.chs.org

On the third Thursday of each month Real Art Ways in Hartford presents their monthly creative cocktail event.   Tonight’s event includes an outdoor Farmers Market with organic and locally-produced fruits, heirloom vegetables, a build-your-own flower bouquet bar and more.

Plus Live funk by GriFunk,  and a DJ set by DJ Afropanther and The Whey station Food Truck.  www.realartways.org

There’s free music at noon on Fridays In Hartford, with the Pratt Street Music Series, featuring The Auburn Mode this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

Riverfront Recapture in Hartford offers dancing, music, Asian food and more this Saturday at the Dragon Boat& Asian Festival from 8 am – 4 pm at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford. Details at www.riverfront.org   

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, this Friday you can catch the Chicago Experience. You can catch more pop/rock classics on Saturday with the Little River Band.  Tonight, Infinity Norfolk presents The London Souls and Entrain appears on the Infinity Norfolk stage, tomorrow/Friday night.   Details at www.infinityhall.com  

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Friday they headline Sza (sounds like Sizza), appearing with Smino (sounds like Smeeno) and Ravyn Lenae. www.toadsplace.com   


Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Chuggernaut, Outside My Head, Imbroglio, and control Scheme on Friday. They celebrate Jake’s Dirty 30 on Saturday with Two Man Advantage, Cry Havoc! and more. On Sunday, the bill’s got Damn Broads, Productive Member, Alouth, and Easy Killer. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation  

The Trinibago Cultural Explorers present the sixth annual Middletown Trinidad Style Carnival this Sunday at Harbor Park in Middletown, featuring General Grant and De Post Man plus steel bands, dancers and more. Call 860-818-0678 for more info.

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets offer an opportunity to enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Middletown’s North End Farmers Market on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm, as well as Middletown’s long running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm. Find a farmer’s market in your community at  www.ctnofa.org   
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Tonight Hartford’s Real Art Ways ends runs of “Lost in Paris,” a comedic story of finding love in the City of Lights and “Pop Aye,” a Thai movie about the reunion of a Bangkok architect and elephant. The afternoon movie”Beatriz at Dinner,” starring Salma Hayek as an immigrant who collides with a billionaire runs continues through Aug 24th. On Friday they open “The Last Dalai Lama?” a documentary about the future of a spiritual leader in the Buddhist tradition. There’s a post-film Q & A with director Mickey Lemle on opening night. Friday They also open the dark romance My Cousin Rachel. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues its run of 7 Beauties: The Films of Lina Wertmüller through SUnday.  Check the website for the full schedule. http://www.cinestudio.org/  
The Hartford Free Movies in the Parks series brings you “Moana” this Friday at Keney Park. And on Sunday, it’s “Goonies,” in Colt Park. www.hartford.com/events   

Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:
Right after The Jive at Five
        5:056:30pm
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
6:308pm    
Imagine with Karen Stein
810pm
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
1011pm     
From the Archives with Sundermunich
11pm12am
Feminist Bloc (2,4) with Vicky
124am
Franco’s Studio 54 Disco Mix with Francaccio Di Roma
45am  
BBC World News
59am  
Morning Edition from National Public Radio with NPR
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 missed any of today’s Jive, you can find the audio archived at www.wesufm.org/jive.

Thanx for listening! Now stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Weds 8-16-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday August 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 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! 

Now here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.
This evening/Wednesday at 6pm, Middletown’s Russell Library screens “The Silent Mountain” in their Great War on the Big Screen series. There’s a Cartooning Workshop with Christopher Brown Wednesday night. Thursday’s evets include a Teen Job Group, Fairy Houses for All Ages, and Storytelling for Teens. There’s Adult Coloring on Friday at 11:30. Full details of these activities and more at www.russelllibrary.org

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, they headline Sarayh Shook & The Disarmers, appearing along with Daphne Lee Martin. Thursday, it’s Valley Queen and Farewood at Café Nine. Friday’s Happy Hour is with Bronson Rock, followed by the night show headlining Still I Rise, The 34’s, Mystic Seahorse, and Saline. Saturday, Café Nine’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Saturday’s late show features Marshall Crenshaw Y Los Straitjackets, along with Sarah Borges. Café Nine’s Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Kristen Ford, Kyla P., and Olive Tiger. They round out the weekend with Nikki Hill and Sandy Connely Sunday eve. http://www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight it’s the weekly Wednesday Community Blues Jam hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. On Thursday it’s Sally’s house band, The Po’ Boys. On Friday it’s a special visit with Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton, who sings with his slide guitar and makes gumbo for all to share. On Saturday, it’s blues, rock, and country with The Redliners.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/  
Riverfront Recapture in Hartford offers a free yoga every Wednesday at 6 p.m.  You can enjoy dancing, music, Asian food and more this Saturday at the Dragon Boat& Asian Festival from 8 am – 4 pm at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford. Details at www.riverfront.org  

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org  
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, tonight, you can enjoy country rock and folk with Lucinda Williams. It’s classic pop on Friday with The Chicago Experience. You can catch more pop/rock classics on Saturday with the Little River Band.  Infinity Norfolk presents The London Souls Thursday night and Entrain appears on the Infinity Norfolk stage, Friday night.   Details at www.infinityhall.com  

Tomorrow/Thursday at 7pm, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings, their Shaking the Tree Song and Sound Meditation at the MAC 650 Gallery across the street. On Friday, there’s a fundraiser for the White Raven Archives project, featuring shape note singer/scholar Gabriel Kastelle and the music of the Brothertown Indian Nation. Also appearing is guitarist R.D. King. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and at 3 pm Saturday, it’s a Teen Open Mic for performers ages 12-18. There’s Texas Folk Saturday night at the Buttonwood with Adler & Hearne. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday morning at 10:30. http://buttonwood.org/

At La Boca in Middletown Thursday night you can catch an Acoustic set by Tim Palmieri. You can find a full rundown of Middletown happening listed at the www.facebook.com/cityartsoffice  

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Friday they headline Sza (sounds like Sizza), appearing with Smino (sounds like Smeeno) and Ravyn Lenae. www.toadsplace.com  

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon on Fridays with the Pratt Street Music Series, featuring The Auburn Mode this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

The Outdoor Concert Series of the Connecticut Historical society continues this Thursday at 6 pm with the music of Daymark, a trio playing Celtic fiddle, flute, pipes and guitar. Rain date is Friday. Details at www.chs.org  

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Chuggernaut, Outside My Head, Imbroglio, and control Scheme on Friday. They celebrate Jake’s Dirty 30 on Saturday with Two Man Advantage, Cry Havoc! and more. On Sunday, the bill’s got Damn Broads, Productive Member, Alouth, and Easy Killer. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation 

The Trinibago Cultural Explorers present the sixth annual Middletown Trinidad Style Carnival this Sunday at Harbor Park in Middletown, featuring General Grant and De Post Man plus steel bands, dancers and more. Call 860-818-0678 for more info.

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are open. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Middletown’s North End Farmers Market on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm, as well as Middletown’s long running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm, Plainville Fridays 3-6 pm, and Berlin Saturdays, 9-1 pm. Details @ www.ctnofa.org  
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Lost in Paris,” a comedic story of finding love in the City of Lights. Also continuing is “Pop Aye,” a Thai movie about the reunion of a Bangkok architect and elephant. The afternoon movie is ”Beatriz at Dinner,” starring Salma Hayek as an immigrant who collides with a billionaire. All run through Thursday. On Friday they open “The Last Dalai Lama?” a documentary about the future of a spiritual leader in the Buddhist tradition. There’s a post-film Q & A with director Mickey Lemle on opening night. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org



Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues its run of 7 Beauties: The Films of Lina Wertmüller series all week.  Check the website for this week’s full schedule. http://www.cinestudio.org/  

In Middletown, the Russell Library continues their Great War on the Big Screen series, with a screening “The Silent Mountain” tonight Wednesday at 6pm.     www.russelllibrary.org  

The Hartford Free Movies in the Parks series brings you “Moana” this Friday at Keney Park. And on Sunday, it’s “Goonies,” in Colt Park. www.hartford.com/events/  

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

Right after The Jive at Five stay tuned for an hour of Latin music from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's, starring Isabel.
6-6:30pm it's Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard MD. We explore the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them.

And from 6:30-8pm, stay tuned for Fusion Radio with James Fusion. The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!

Starting at 8 and running until 9:30pm, it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

From 9:30-11pm, it's  The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live.

From 11 to 4am it's Studio 54, starring Franco, playing all of those disco hits from the 1970's!
The BBC World News comes on board at 4am followed at 5 with Morning Edition from NPR.

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.

Thanx for listening! Now stay tuned for The Latin Music Hour!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tues 8-15-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday August 15th. 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 and host of Conversations on Healthcare, heard Wednesdays at 4:30 right before the Jive at five.

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

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings you Laughter Yoga with Felix at 6 pm. Following that is a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing with Lou Sorrentino. On Thursday at 7 pm, their Shaking the Tree Song and Sound Meditation will be held at the MAC 650 Gallery across the street. On Friday, there’s a fundraiser for the White Raven Archives project, featuring shape note singer/scholar Gabriel Kastelle and the music of the Brothertown Indian Nation. Also appearing is guitarist R.D. King. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and at 3 pm it’s a Teen Open Mic for performers ages 12-18. It’s Texas Folk Saturday night at the Buttonwood with Adler & Hearne. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday morning at 10:30. http://buttonwood.org/

At Russell Library this week, there’s an Origami Workshop in this evening. Tomorrow/Wednesday they screen “The Silent Mountain” in their Great War on the Big Screen series. There’s a Cartooning Workshop with Christopher Brown Wednesday night. Thursday’s evets include a Teen Job Group, Fairy Houses for All Ages, and Storytelling for Teens. There’s Adult Coloring on Friday at 11:30. Full details of these activities and more at www.russelllibrary.org

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, they’ve got Plumrose, Pangalactic, and Dilfopotamus.  Tomorrow/Wednesday they headline Sarayh Shook & The Disarmers, appearing along with Daphne Lee Martin. Thursday, it’s Valley Queen and Farewood. Friday’s Happy Hour is with Bronson Rock, followed by the night show headlining Still I Rise, The 34’s, Mystic Seahorse, and Saline. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. The late show’s got Marshall Crenshaw Y Los Straitjackets, along with Sarah Borges. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Kristen Ford, Kyla P., and Olive Tiger, and they round out the weekend with Nikki Hill and Sandy Connely. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, On Tuesday nights Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam hosts Tommy Whalen this week. On Thursday it’s Sally’s house band, The Po’ Boys. On Friday it’s a special visit with Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton, who sings with his slide guitar and makes gumbo for all to share. On Saturday, it’s blues, rock, and country with The Redliners.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/


At Toad’s Place in New Haven, On Friday they headline Sza, appearing with Smino and Ravyn Lenae. www.toadsplace.com


Riverfront Recapture in Hartford offers a free fitness class at Mortenson Plaza in Hartford every Tuesday at 6 pm. There’s also free yoga every Wednesday at 6 p.m.  Then there’s Thursday Nights on the Plaza, with free music and more, all on the Plaza. You can enjoy dancing, music, Asian food and more this Saturday at the Dragon Boat & Asian Festival from 8 am – 4 pm at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford. Details at www.riverfront.org
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Wednesday on Constitution Plaza, provided this week by the Ken Serio Jazz Trio. You can enjoy more on Friday with the Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Joey Batts & Them this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, enjoy country rock and folk this Wednesday with Lucinda Williams. It’s classic pop on Friday with The Chicago Experience. You can catch more pop/rock classics on Saturday with the Little River Band. Details at www.infinityhall.com

The Outdoor Concert Series of the Connecticut Historical society continues this Thursday at 6 pm with the music of Daymark, a trio playing Celtic fiddle, flute, pipes and guitar. Rain date is Friday. Details at www.chs.org

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Chuggernaut, Outside My Head, Imbroglio, and control Scheme on Friday. They celebrate Jake’s Dirty 30 on Saturday with Two Man Advantage, Cry Havoc! and more. On Sunday, the bill’s got Damn Broads, Productive Member, Alouth, and Easy Killer. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

The Trinibago Cultural Explorers present the sixth annual Middletown Trinidad Style Carnival this Sunday at Harbor Park in Middletown, featuring General Grant and De Post Man plus steel bands, dancers and more. Call 860-818-0678 for more info.

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are open. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Middletown’s North End Farmers Market on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm, as well as Middletown’s long running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm, Plainville Fridays 3-6 pm, and Berlin Saturdays, 9-1 pm. Details @ www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Lost in Paris,” a comedic story of finding love in the City of Lights. Also continuing is “Pop Aye,” a Thai movie about the reunion of a Bangkok architect and elephant. The afternoon movie is ”Beatriz at Dinner,” starring Salma Hayek as an immigrant who collides with a billionaire. All run through Thursday. On Friday they open “The Last Dalai Lama?” a documentary about the future of a spiritual leader in the Buddhist tradition. There’s a post-film Q & A with director Mickey Lemle on opening night. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues its 7 Beauties: The Films of Lina Wertmüller series all week, starting with “Love & Anarchy” tonight. Check the website for this week’s full schedule. http://www.cinestudio.org/
In Middletown, the Russell Library continues their Great War on the Big Screen series, with a screening “The Silent Mountain” on Wednesday.     www.russelllibrary.org

The Hartford Free Movies in the Parks series brings you “Moana” this Friday at Keney Park. And on Sunday, it’s “Goonies,” in Colt Park. www.hartford.com/events/
Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:
Right after the jive, stay tuned for 3 hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill.

From 8-9pm stay tuned for J-Cherry’s The Voice of the CITY.

At 9pm tune in for an extended edition of it’s The Test Patterns Show with Chaim O'Brien-Blumenthal who is filling in for Steven’s regular 9pm Wes Sports this week.

From 10:30-3am it’s a whole lot of old school soul, funk, and RnB for grown folks on The Greatest Sounds Under The Sun with Sir Bruce

At 3am stay tuned for RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald, which takes you on a tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Tune in to WESU each and every weekday at 4:55 pm 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.


Stay Tuned for Acoustic Blender, up next!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Mon., 8-14-17 Jive



Good evening, it's Monday August 14th. 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 Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which this summer airs every Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow: a conversation with the editor of a book of essays, "Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump." Can't listen live? Find the audio archived at www.reasonablycatholic.com or listen next Tuesday, when I'll reair the episode.

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

The free Monday Night Jazz series continues tonight in Bushnell Park in Hartford at 6 pm with Matt and Alta DeChamplain opening for Clifton Anderson. Rain location is Asylum Hill Congregational Church. www.hartfordjazzsocitey.com

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, it’s another night of Words & Music. On Tuesday, they’ve got Plumrose, Pangalactic, and Dilfopotamus.  On Wednesday they headline Sarayh Shook & The Disarmers, appearing along with Daphne Lee Martin. Thursday, it’s Valley Queen and Farewood. Friday’s Happy Hour is with Bronson Rock, followed by the night show headlining Still I Rise, The 34’s, Mystic Seahorse, and Saline. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. The late show’s got Marshall Crenshaw Y Los Straitjackets, along with Sarah Borges. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Kristen Ford, Kyla P., and Olive Tiger, and they round out the weekend with Nikki Hill and Sandy Connely.
http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s Jazz Mondays today with a special guest artist. On Tuesday Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam hosts Tommy Whalen this week. On Thursday it’s Sally’s house band, The Po’ Boys. On Friday it’s a special visit with Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton, who sings with his slide guitar and makes gumbo for all to share. On Saturday, it’s blues, rock, and country with The Redliners.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings you its Open Mic and Moments of Gratitude tonight, with Ashley Hamel. There’s Hatha yoga on Tuesday afternoon, and Laughter Yoga with Felix follows in the evening at 6 pm. Following that is a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing with Lou Sorrentino. On Thursday at 7 pm, their Shaking the Tree Song and Sound Meditation will be held at the MAC 650 Gallery across the street. On Friday, there’s a fundraiser for the White Raven Archives project, featuring shape note singer/scholar Gabriel Kastelle and the music of the Brothertown Indian Nation. Also appearing is guitarist R.D. King. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and at 3 pm it’s a Teen Open Mic for performers ages 12-18. It’s Texas Folk Saturday night at the Buttonwood with Adler & Hearne. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday morning at 10:30. http://buttonwood.org/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s the usual Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends tonight. On Friday they headline Sza, appearing with Smino and Ravyn Lenae. www.toadsplace.com

At Russell Library this week, they’re screening a Nero Wolfe mystery, “The Doorbell Rang,” on Tuesday in their Classic Mystery film series. There’s a Job and Career Photo Shoot on Tuesday afternoon, and an Origami Workshop in the evening. On Wednesday they screen “The Silent Mountain” in their Great War on the Big Screen series. There’s a Cartooning Workshop with Christopher Brown Wednesday night. Thursday’s evets include a Teen Job Group, Fairy Houses for All Ages, and Storytelling for Teens. There’s Adult Coloring on Friday at 11:30. Full details of these activities and more at www.russelllibrary.org

Riverfront Recapture in Hartford offers a free fitness class at Mortenson Plaza in Hartford every Tuesday at 6 pm. There’s also free yoga every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bring your own mat. Then there’s Thursday Nights on the Plaza, with free music and more, all on the Plaza. www.riverfront.org

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

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Wednesday on Constitution Plaza, provided this week by the Ken Serio Jazz Trio. You can enjoy more on Friday with the Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Joey Batts & Them this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, enjoy country rock and folk this Wednesday with Lucinda Williams. It’s classic pop on Friday with The Chicago Experience. You can catch more pop/rock classics on Saturday with the Little River Band. Details at www.infinityhall.com

The Outdoor Concert Series of the Connecticut Historical society continues this Thursday at 6 pm with the music of Daymark, a trio playing Celtic fiddle, flute, pipes and guitar. Rain date is Friday. Details at www.chs.org

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Chuggernaut, Outside My Head, Imbroglio, and control Scheme on Friday. They celebrate Jake’s Dirty 30 on Saturday with Two Man Advantage, Cry Havoc! and more. On Sunday, the bill’s got Damn Broads, Productive Member, Alouth, and Easy Killer. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

You can enjoy dancing, music, Asian food and more this Saturday at the Dragon Boat & Asian Festival from 8 am – 4 pm at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford. Details at www.riverfront.org

The Trinibago Cultural Explorers present the sixth annual Middletown Trinidad
Style Carnival this Sunday at Harbor Park in Middletown, featuring
General Grant and De Post Man plus steel bands, dancers and more. Call
860-818-0678 for more info.

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still going strong. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Cromwell, Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm, Plainville Fridays 3-6 pm, and Berlin Saturdays, 9-1 pm. Info at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Lost in Paris,” a hilarious story of finding love in the City of Lights. Also continuing is “Pop Aye,” a Thai movie about the reunion of a Bangkok architect and elephant. The afternoon movie is ”Beatriz at Dinner,” starring Salma Hayek as an immigrant who collides with a billionaire. All run through Thursday. On Friday they open “The Last Dalai Lama?” a documentary about the future of a spiritual leader in the Buddhist tradition. There’s a post-film Q & A with director Mickey Lemle on opening night. Details & screening times at
www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues its 7 Beauties: The Films of Lina Wertmüller series all week, starting with “Love & Anarchy” tonight. Check the website for this week’s full schedule.
http://www.cinestudio.org/
In Middletown, the Russell Library continues its Classic Mystery Series with the Nero Wolfe mystery “The Doorbell Rang” on Tuesday. In their Great War on the Big Screen series, they’re screening “The Silent Mountain” on Wednesday.     www.russelllibrary.org

The Hartford Free Movies in the Parks series brings you “Moana” this Friday at Keney Park. And on Sunday, it’s “Goonies,” in Colt Park. www.hartford.com/events/

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 jazz and classic bop.

From 6-6:30 pm it’s The Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, an amusing review of political events and public affairs from local to national.

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

From 8-9:30 it’s Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin, bringing you Americcana from Nashville and around the world.

Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan runs from 9:30 to midnight, when Hits of the 60’s and 70’s with Jimmy Z takes over.

From 1:30-2:30 am it’s The Future of What with Portia Sabin about music and the recording industry for insiders, outsiders, and outliers.

Maximum Rock & Roll Radio comes your way from 2:30-3:30 am, with punk, rock, and hardcore from the Maximum record collection, followed by Fun with DJ Otto Nation from 3:30-4 am.

At 5 am stay tuned for NPR’s Morning Edition.

At 9 am on weekdays join us for Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica
followed by NPR’s 1A with Joshua Johnson.

At 11 am (Monday Through Thursday) WESU is proud to presents Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica, and every weekday at noon it’s 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 pm 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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Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday's Jive 08-11-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday,August 11th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.


Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in the community this weekend.
At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight The Ebin-Rose Trio & Kristin Rebecca perform a night of Americana music. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and Saturday evening they present the Franco/American duo, The Whispering Tree. On Sunday at 5pm the NEAR and Far Storytellers, hosted by Jim Harriman and Carolyn Stearns and featuring Sara deBeer perform. Details @ buttonwood.org

Tonight in Middletown at MAC650 Gallery, 650 Main St., there’s a fashion art exhibition opening featuring the clothing sculptural works of Kelley Griffin, beginning at 7pm. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

Saturday the 6th CT Continental Regiment is staging a Revolutionary War encampment re-enactment in the backyard of the Middlesex County Historical Society headquarters on Main St. in Middletown beginning at 10 am. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

Tonight New Haven’s Café Nine Happy Hour is with Burning Sensations at 5pm. Later, Fernando Pinto Presents: Willie Nile, Amy Rigby, and No Line North. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends. And later at night, Café Nine presents:  Fiction, Black River Union, and Mojo Dojo.  The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Seth Adam, Tuesday Saints, and Rivers at 4pm.  Sunday night at 9 its New Haven's Only Rock & Roll Dance Party, featuring “Sex Beat” w/ DJ Kid Congo Powers. Details @ cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight there’s a bright night glow party w/10 DJs in two rooms. Saturday Fluent Fest brings another night of DJs. Details @  toadsplace.com

At Hartford’s Black-Eyed Sally’s, Vitamin B-3 brings classic R&B/Southern Soul/deep Blues, with a little Jazz and Funk. Saturday’s headliner is Blues and Soul Singer Toni Lynn Washington. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com

The Hartford Jazz Society offers details on many events, including a comprehensive list, chock full of weekly events featuring jazz. Details @ hartfordjazzsociety.com   

Tonight Cherry St. Station in Wallingford has Shallow Ground, Kaos Reign, and Crossing Rubicon. Saturday afternoon’s bill features 9 bands and kicks off at 4pm. Bands include Beat The Doll, Disease Party, Soul Conversion, Shots Fired and more. Details @ facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Tonight Infinity Hall in Hartford presents The Jelly Jam featuring Ty Tabor (king’s X), John Myung (Dream Theater), and Rod Morgenstein (Winger). Blues man Robert Cray takes the infinity Hall Hartford stage Saturday night. At Infinity Norfolk, you can catch The Joshua Radin Duo tonight, and The Led Zeppelin Tribute band Kashmir on Saturday. Renowned Acoustic Guitarist Andy McKee plays Infinity Norfolk Sunday. Details @ infinityhall.com

Tonight Manic Presents the Rebirth Brass Band and Funky Dawgz Brass Band at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden with Surfer Blood Katie Von Schleicher at The Ballroom on Sat night. Details @ manicpresents.com/

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are open. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Middletown’s North End Farmers Market on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm, as well as Middletown’s long running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm, Plainville Fridays 3-6 pm, and Berlin Saturdays, 9-1 pm. Details @ ctnofa.org

And, here's our rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Tonight, Hartford’s Real Art Ways opens Pop Aye, a Thai movie about the reunion of a Bangkok architect and elephant. Also, the matinee showing is Beatriz At Dinner, a film starring John Lithgow and Selma Hayek who collide in this dark comedy. Both run through Aug. 10. Details & screening times at realartways.org

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford opens their series 7 Beauties, The Films of Lina Wertmüller with The Seduction of Mimi, Saturday it’s Seven Beauties, and Sunday Swept Away.. Details and screening times at cinestudio.org 

If you are looking for more information on the arts in Middletown, please visit the City's Facebook page at facebook.com/CityArtsOffice


And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU and to be safe, it's best to check the WESU website for the up-to-date schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 7pm, it'll be Free Talk Radio with Deni and Al Robinson addressing news, politics, entertainment & weather and featuring listeners’ call-ins.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
                                                        
Then from 10 to 11:30pm it's Strickly Off the Head where DJ Commotion the Music Mixologist provides a live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, with no pre-planned mixes or blends - R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

From 11:30pm until 2am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

From 2 until 4am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has
a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry covers the hour from 4 to 5am with a compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with theBBC World News - a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Pacifica

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am it’sthe Celtic Café with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is the title track from Talking Drums' Some Day Catch Some Day Down, re-issued and re-mastered as a cd on the innova label in 2011. The original vinyl was released in 1987.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s Jive is online at wesufm.org/jive

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