Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday's Jive 11-10-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday, November 10th, 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.
Tonight The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts The BeeKeepers for an evening of original and cover songs that pay tribute to great female artists. The Aligned with Source Workshop happens Saturday morning, and in the evening it’s the Sharp 5 Jazz Ensemble. On Sunday, the NEAR and Far Storytellers spin their tales. Details @

New Haven’s Café Nine Friday Happy Hour features The Sulls, and the late show headlines Lucas Brode and Ourselves, Alone, appearing with Human Flourishing. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends, and later it’s The Proletariat, Stefan Christensen & Friends, and Construction Paper. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features CH3, The Ratz, and Damn Broads, followed by a late show with Sarah Lou Richards and Alec Delphenic. Details @

In Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight it’s the blues with Easy Baby, and on Saturday it’s Chicago’s blues legend Lurrie Bell and his Stella Blues Band. Details @

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, the spotlight is on Jeff Pitchell’s “Legends Live On!” with Michael Allman, Duane Betts, and Tyrone Vaughn. Sunday’s show is Famous Dex. Details @

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts celebrates Meredith Monk on Sunday at Crowell Concert Hall with Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble performing Cellular Songs Details @

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

Tonight singer/songwriter Johnathan Edward celebrates his first 50 years in music with his friends at Infinity Hall in Hartford. It’s bluegrass and folk on Saturday with Leftover Salmon. On Sunday afternoon, enjoy Candid Camera, and in the evening you can hear more bluegrass with The Lone Bellow and The Wild Reeds. Details @

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford invites you to enjoy free admission on their Second Saturdays for Families. Details @

Spectra Wired Café in Hartford hosts “Hartford Parallax,” an exhibit of the photographs of Jack McConnell, through Sunday. Details @

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford tonight brings you Owl Maker, Undercliff, Red Mantis, Blackletter, and Nightbloom.  On Saturday it’s Danksgiving: Volume 4, a night of heavy rock performers. It’s punk rock Sunday this weekend with Cry Havoc!, The Damaged, Easy Killer, and more. Details @

Tonight Manic Presents has The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die at The Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden and on Saturday, it’s Knuckle Puck, appearing with Movements, With Confidence, and Homesafe.  At the College St Music Hall in New Haven tonight’s double bill features Iron & Wine, along with John Moreland. On Saturday, it’s Slowdive, and Soccer Mommy. Sunday they feature Wax Tailor and Dirty Art Club. Details @

The GM Chorale opens its “Resounding Voices” season on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School with Where the Earth Meets the Sky, a program of choral music and poetry with help from the Middletown High School Chorus. Details @

It’s Open Studio Hartford this Saturday and Sunday when you can take a self-guided tour through its artistic neighborhoods and enjoy free parking, refreshments, and more. Details @

This Sunday, First Church in Middletown is hosting a special Interfaith Festival of Gratitude Potluck in appreciation of earth's bounty for people of all faiths, and a celebration of interfaith connections. The dinner is from 5-8pm. Details @ 860-346-6657 or search First Church Middletown on Facebook.

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, Visions/Revisions: The Print Transformed, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Printmaker’s Network of Southern New England. Details @

And, here's our rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run Loving Vincent, a painted animation about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, and Jane, a documentary about conservationist Jane Goodall. Details & screening times @

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford opens Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, about the FBI man known as Deep Throat who leaked the Watergate scandal. There’s also a Monty Python and the Holy Grail singalong later tonight. Beginning Sunday, A Journey Through French Cinema begins a run. The film includes clips by great French filmmakers, written & directed by Bertrand Tavernier. by Check the website for full schedule and screening times. Details and screening times @ 

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

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 6:30pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live! with Babe and Beth expounding on that Wesleyan music scene.

And from 6:30-7pm catch the Middletown Youth Radio Project, a weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood. 

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sista Queen T - offering 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 Cocomotion 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.

Bridging the night to the morning hours, from 11:30pm to 12:30am you’ll have An A and a B with DJ N following the premise that every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.

From 12:30pm until 3am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering the best urban contemporary, hip hop, and traditional gospel music on the planet!

From 3 until 5am 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.

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.

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

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