Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday's Jive 02-24-17

Good evening, it's Friday, February 24th, 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.
In Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree
tonight at 8 presents acoustic music with Connecticut based artists Dana Merritt (singer-guitarist) and Glenn Roth (acoustic guitarist). Saturday morning Anniata Ghandy’s Aligned with Source guided meditation is at 10am.  Luke Hendon's Wandering with Silk & Steel brings gypsy jazz Saturday evening. Sunday, John Basinger continues to recite from memory, Book II of John Milton's epic story of the Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost. Rick Silberberg’s "A Re -Visible Man" gallery show runs through February 26. Details @ buttonwood.org

New Haven's Cafe Nine features Tuesday Saints for this evening's 5pm early set. Later it's Proud Flesh, Birthrates, Vireo, and Greg Moran. Saturday night, Fernando Pinto Presents Monsterland, Savak, and Creature Did.  "The Sunday Buzz " Matinee from Cygnus Radio, features The Carleans and The Wyrd Brothers. Sunday night, Café Nine presents: Sex Beat w/ Kid Congo Powers, a new DJ series featuring the best in 60’s soul, Garage, and 70’s glam. Details @ cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, Shakedown plays the music of the Grateful Dead And Beyond. Kazoo Crew Family Band, Jeff Summa & the Roasters and Brian Skidmore share the bill. Doors open at 8pm. Details @ toadsplace.com

In Hartford tonight Black-Eyed Sally’s features The Professors of Sweet Sweet Music (POSSM), an Americana style band out of Hartford CT. On Saturday, The Beehive Queen of Rock and Roll, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, returns. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com

Saturday Manic Productions presents Young The Giant on their Home of the Strange Tour, and Lewis Del Mar at the College Street Music Hall. Details @ manicproductions.org

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford offers the punk band The Hulls tonight @ 9, alongside King Sexy and Zombii. The Shape, Deafmute, and VRSA make for a night of Heavy metal Saturday. Details @ reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation or find them on Facebook.

At Wesleyan University, the Center for the Arts tonight presents the Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet in Crowell Concert Hall. Sunday, hear Charlie Suriyakham in his series Clarinet Passion at the Russell House. Details @ wesleyan.edu/cfa

Sunday, The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents the acclaimed Boston based big band ensemble, Swing Legacy, on stage at The Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School. Details @ greatermiddletownconcerts.org/

Infinity Hall, Hartford tonight presents bluegrass and country with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Saturday they have Who’s Next. And on Sunday you can catch the Gin Blossoms. Details @ infinityhall.com

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

On screen at Hartford’s Real Art Ways this weekend and beyond are the Oscar Nominated Animated and Live Action Shorts of 2017 and Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, The Red Turtle. Also The Eagle Huntress is showing Saturday and Sunday. There’s more in their cinema - details & screening times at realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is screening through Saturday, Loving, the true story of the Lovings - a Virginia couple who were arrested in 1967 for the crime of ‘miscegenation’. Sunday afternoon features I, Claude Monet on the life of the great artist. Later Sunday and continuing through Wednesday, they feature Moonlight, a telling story of navigating life as a young black child, teenager and man. Details and screening times at cinestudio.org 

Saturday afternoon at 12:30 The Russell Library in Middletown presents a screening of Selma, the 2014 film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. Details @ russelllibrary.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 6:30pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live! with Michelle & Alex and that Wesleyan music scene.

6:30 to 7 is the Middletown Youth Radio Project, 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 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 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.

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 the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am it’s
 the 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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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday February 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.
Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week as we ease into our new Spring program season: 

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown The Middlesex drum circle happen at the Buttonwood Tree.  Friday night you can enjoy a night of acoustic music with Connecticut based artists Dana Merritt (singer-guitarist) and Glenn Roth (acoustic guitarist). Saturday mornings at The Buttonwood brings Anniata Ghandy’s weekly aligned with the Source workshops and guided meditations.  Luke Hendon's Wandering with Silk & Steel brings gypsy jazz to The Buttonwood tree Stage Saturday evening. Sunday, John Basinger continues to recite from memory, Book II of John Milton's epic story of the Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost. Rick Silberberg’s "A Re -Visible Man" gallery show runs through February 26. http://buttonwood.org

Tonight in New Haven, Café Nine presents OURSELVES, ALONE, LIGHTHOUSE and IF JESUS HAD MACHINE GUNS, make for a medley of Minimal post punk electronic pop music.  Friday, Café Nine’s Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts the TUESDAY SAINTS. THE PROUD FLESH, BIRTHRATES, VIREO, and GREG MORAN take the Stage later Friday night. Saturday's Weekly afternoon JAZZ JAM SESSION at Café Nine features the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Fernando Pinto Presents MONSTERLAND, SAVAK, and Creature Did.  "The Sunday Buzz " Matinee from Cygnus Radio, features THE CARLEANS and THE WYRD BROTHERS this week. Sunday night, Café Nine presents: SEX BEAT W/ KID CONGO POWERS, a new DJ series featuring the best in 60’s soul, Garage, and 70’s glam.  For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight they’ve got Famous Dex takes the Toads place stage. Friday the 24th SHAKEDOWN plays THE Music of the Grateful DEAD AND BEYOND, Kazoo Crew Family Band, Jeff Summa & the Roasters and Brian Skidmore share the bill. Doors at 8 PM. Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight Sally’s house band-The Po Boys plays blues, R & B and classic rock. Friday the 24th, you can catch The Professors of Sweet Sweet Music (POSSM), an Americana style band out of Hartford CT. On Saturday, The Beehive Queen of Rock and Roll, CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ, returns to Sally’s Stage. www.blackeyedsallys.com

The Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet plays Fridayin the Crowell Concert Hall. Sunday, see Charlie Suriyakham in his series Clarinet Passion at Russell House. www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa for more

Saturday at 12:30 The Library presents a screening of Ava DuVerney’s award winning civil rights film, Selma. www.Russelllibrary.org

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

Saturday, Manic presents Young The Giant on their Home of the Strange Tour, and Lewis Del Mar at the College Street Music Hall. www.manicproductions.org  for details

Middletown’s Poet laureate Susan Allison, keeps office hours on Thursdays, between noon and 2 pm at Brew Bakers Café on Main Street in Middletown’s North End.  Please feel free to bring your poems, questions, ideas to share and discuss! 

At Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, punk band The Hulls play on Fri the 24th @ 9PM, alongside KING SEXY and Zombii. The Shape, Deafmute, and VRSA make for a night of Heavy metal. https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation   

Sunday here in Middletown, The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents the acclaimed Boston based big band ensemble, Swing Legacy on stage at The MHS Performing Arts Auditorium at Middletown High School. http://greatermiddletownconcerts.org/


Thursday night, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys bring their Louisiana sound to infinity Hall Norfolk.  New York Rocker, Willie Nile takes the Infinity Norfolk stage Friday night.  Saturday’s performance by KT Tunstall is sold out. Sunday Patti Sinclair take the stage.  Infinity Hartford also has a full lineup this weekend.  Friday night Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder make for a night of bluegrass and country music. Saturday brings Who’s Next to infinity Hartford. Sunday you can catch the Gin Blossoms. www.infinityhall.com

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

On screen at Hartford’s Real Art Ways this week are the OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS of 2017, running through Friday.   Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing  Loving plays Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday features I, Claude Monet. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

Saturday afternoon at 12:30 The Russell Library in Middletown presents a screening of Selma, the 2014 film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. www.russelllibrary.org


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

5:05-6:30pm
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?
6:30-8pm
Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!
8-8:30pm
(1,3,5) The Radical Radio with Oracle
A weekly update on progressive news, that combines interviews, reporting, and discussion to look at the current state of the American left.
(2,4) Dissecting the Political Landscape with DJ Politico
Political news for the week, with a focus on the 2016 election in the fall semester, and occasionally focusing on a single issue or event.

8:30-10pm
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
A broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

10-11pm
Jazzalicious Definition with MC Mcgee and DJ Stocks'n'Socks
Jazz and jazz influenced music with something different every week.
11-midnight
The American Empire with Yours Truly, Tootse Mutant
Join Tootse as she explores the effects of American Cultural Imperialism on the world's soundscape. From Peruvian Punk to Japanese Jazz we'll take a look at how other countries have adopted American music styles.
midnight-1am
(1,3,5) The Audible Underground with Joshinvents
Come explore a variety of underground music by independent or relatively unknown artists from many genres, while occasionally discussing current events neglected by mainstream media.
(2,4) Genrebusters with DJ Baby Ruth and DJ Willy J
A music history show that dives into the rise and phenomenon of cult sub-genres of music like MOR, "slacker-rock", prog-funk, and trap.

1-2am
(1,3,5) Festival Files with DJ Frita
A look back at legendary folk and rock concerts from around the country and the music idols that dominated the stages throughout the years.
(2,4) Fun Times Only with DJ Dazzle and Aurora
The biggest party on community radio, bringing you music and memories of fun times from the DJs, their friends, families, and anyone else who'll share!

2-4am
DJ coroner's last will & testimony

Haunting the midnight airwaves with an eclectic mix of oneiric, experimental sounds. Ambient, noise, drone, footwork, art pop, poetry readings and more.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in 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 an item in our community calendar, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

02-21-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday the 21st of February. 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.

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week as we ease into our new Spring program season: 

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers a crystal bowl sound healing and meditation workshop. On Thursday, The Middlesex drum circle happen at the Buttonwood Tree.  Friday night you can enjoy a night of acoustic music with Connecticut based artists Dana Merritt (singer-guitarist) and Glenn Roth (acoustic guitarist). Saturday mornings at The Buttonwood brings Anniata Ghandy’s weekly aligned with the Source workshops and guided meditations.  Luke Hendon's Wandering with Silk & Steel brings gypsy jazz to The Buttonwood tree Stage Saturday evening. Sunday, John Basinger continues to recite from memory, Book II of John Milton's epic story of the Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost. Rick Silberberg’s "A Re -Visible Man" gallery show runs through February 26. http://buttonwood.org

Tonight in New Haven, Café Nine presents SONAR SHACK, MEATBALL SUBMACHINE GUN and CRYSTAL CLEAR. Tomorrow/Wednesday, STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS alongside Dyna-mojo make for a night of Louisiana music at Cafe Nine. Thursday, OURSELVES, ALONE, LIGHTHOUSE and IF JESUS HAD MACHINE GUNS, make for a medley of Minimal post punk electronic pop music.  Friday, Café Nine’s Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts the TUESDAY SAINTS. THE PROUD FLESH, BIRTHRATES, VIREO, and GREG MORAN take the Stage later Friday night. Saturday's Weekly afternoon JAZZ JAM SESSION at Café Nine features the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Fernando Pinto Presents MONSTERLAND, SAVAK, and Creature Did.  "The Sunday Buzz " Matinee from Cygnus Radio, features THE CARLEANS and THE WYRD BROTHERS this week. Sunday night, Café Nine presents: SEX BEAT W/ KID CONGO POWERS, a new DJ series featuring the best in 60’s soul, Garage, and 70’s glam.  For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight they’ve got a reggae lineup featuring TRIBAL SEEDS, Raging Fyah, and Nattali Rize. Thursday Famous Dex takes the Toads place stage. Friday the 24th SHAKEDOWN plays THE Music of the Grateful DEAD AND BEYOND, Kazoo Crew Family Band, Jeff Summa & the Roasters and Brian Skidmore share the bill. Doors at 8 PM. Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, MICHAEL PALIN's OTHER ORCHESTRA gets funky on the stage. Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam will be hosted by Tim McDonald this week. On Thursday, Sally’s house band-The Po Boys plays blues, R & B and classic rock. Friday the 24th, you can catch The Professors of Sweet Sweet Music (POSSM), an Americana style band out of Hartford CT. On Saturday, The Beehive Queen of Rock and Roll, CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ, returns to Sally’s Stage. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Tonight (Tuesday) night, Robert C Fullerton plays blues, folk, rock, gospel and jazz at Klekolo World Coffee on Court Street in Middletown.
Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts brings you IN STEREO Week Three with a Dance Duet tomorrow/ Tuesday, February 21, at 5:00pm in the Zilkha Gallery. The Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet plays Fridayin the Crowell Concert Hall. Sunday, see Charlie Suriyakham in his series Clarinet Passion at Russell House. www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa for more

Tomorrow /Wednesday night at 7pm, you can catch Living Large in Middletown: a talk in which Bill Hosley will discuss 18th - century Middletown architecture with an emphasis on the Wetmore House. Famous visitors to the house included Aaron Burr, the Marquis de Lafayette, and noted theologians Jonathan Edwards and Timothy Dwight. Saturday at 12:30 The Library presents a screening of Ava DuVerney’s award winning civil rights film, Selma. www.Russelllibrary.org

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

This Wednesday, Manic Productions presents Lady Lamb and Henry Jamison at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Manic presents The DigCommunist Daughter, and Seth Adam that same (Weds) evening at BAR in New Haven. Saturday, Manic presents Young The Giant on their Home of the Strange Tour, and Lewis Del Mar at the College Street Music Hall. www.manicproductions.org  for details

Middletown’s Poet laureate Susan Allison, keeps office hours on Thursdays, between noon and 2 pm at Brew Bakers Café on Main Street in Middletown’s North End.  Please feel free to bring your poems, questions, ideas to share and discuss! 



At Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, punk band The Hulls play on Fri the 24th @ 9PM, alongside KING SEXY and Zombii. The Shape, Deafmute, and VRSA make for a night of Heavy metal. https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation   

Sunday here in Middletown, The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents the acclaimed Boston based big band ensemble, Swing Legacy on stage at The MHS Performing Arts Auditorium at Middletown High School. http://greatermiddletownconcerts.org/


Thursday night, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys bring their Louisiana sound to infinity Hall Norfolk.  New York Rocker, Willie Nile takes the Infinity Norfolk stage Friday night.  Saturday’s performance by KT Tunstall is sold out. Sunday Patti Sinclair take the stage.  Infinity Hartford also has a full lineup this weekend.  Friday night Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder make for a night of bluegrass and country music. Saturday brings Who’s Next to infinity Hartford. Sunday you can catch the Gin Blossoms. www.infinityhall.com

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

On screen at Hartford’s Real Art Ways this week are the OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS of 2017, running through Friday.   Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing the epic eastern noodle showdown, Tampopo through Wednesday, Loving plays Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday features I, Claude Monet. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

Saturday afternoon at 12:30 The Russell Library in Middletown presents a screening of Selma, the 2014 film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. www.russelllibrary.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.

Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill comes your way from 6:00-8:00, 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 8:30 stay tuned for the Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-9:30pm 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 This is Water with Eric Hagen offers a 30 minute discussions amongst friends on important human issues, such as the meaning of life.

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 1-2am stay tuned for The New Music Show with Chris for some music that is Hot off the press.

At 2-4am Sir Bruce is back in action 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. Then stay tuned for the rest of our terrific new morning lineup! 

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, it’s our guiding light of truth and justice in journalism, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.  Find the rest of our amazing 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.
 


Monday, February 20, 2017

2/20/17 jive

Good evening, it's Monday the 20th of February. 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 o ur 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 airs every first, third and fifth Tuesd  ay, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow: our annual Oscar episode with film critic Richard Alleva of the Catholic journal Commonweal. Just in time for Sunday's Oscar telecast, Richard and I will bat around the nominees for best picture, with an eye to their spiritual content, and Richard will predict the big winner. Can't listen live? Find the audio archived tomorrow evening at www.reasonablycatholic.com.

Now, here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week as we ease into our new Spring program season:

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers its regular Monday night open mic and Moments of Gratitude. Tuesday brings you weekly afternoon yoga and a sound healing and meditation workshop later in the evening. On Thursday the 23rd, the Middlesex drum circle will be held--bring your own instrument, though some percussion instruments will also be provided. Friday night you can enjoy a night of acoustic music with Connecticut based artists Dana Merritt (singer-guitarist) and Glenn Roth (acoustic guitarist). Saturday morning’s bring Anniata Ghandy’s Aligned with the Source workshops to the buttonwood. Luke Hendon's Wandering with Silk & Steel, part of his gypsy jazz series take the Buttonwood tree Stage Saturday evening. Sunday, John Basinger continues to recite from memory, Book II of John Milton's epic story of the Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost. Rick Silberberg’s "A Re -Visible Man" gallery show runs through February 26. http://buttonwood.org

Tonight in New Haven, Café Nine presents UNPLANNED POTUSHOOD: A BENEFIT FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD with performances by WITCH HAIR and LAUNDRY DAY. Tuesday features SONAR SHACK, MEATBALL SUBMACHINE GUN and CRYSTAL CLEAR. Wednesday STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS, with Dyna-mojo make for a night of Louisiana music at The Nine. Thursday, OURSELVES, ALONE, LIGHTHOUSE and IF JESUS HAD MACHINE GUNS, make for a medley of Minimal post punk electronic pop music.  Friday, Café Nine’s Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts the TUESDAY SAINTS. THE PROUD FLESH, BIRTHRATES, VIREO, and GREG MORAN take the Stage later Friday night. Saturday's Weekly afternoon JAZZ JAM SESSION at Café Nine features the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Fernando Pinto Presents MONSTERLAND, SAVAK, and Creature Did.  "The Sunday Buzz " Matinee from Cygnus Radio, features THE CARLEANS and THE WYRD BROTHERS this week. Sunday night, Café Nine presents: SEX BEAT W/ KID CONGO POWERS, a new DJ series featuring the best in 60’s soul, Garage, and 70’s glam.  For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Ron Lawrence & Friends hold down a regular set of Smooth Jazz on the lily pad stage. The AMITY TEEN CENTER BENEFIT will be on the Main stage tonight. Tuesday the 21st features reggae with TRIBAL SEEDS with Raging Fyah and Nattali Rize. Thursday Famous Dex takes the Toads place stage. Friday the 24th SHAKEDOWN plays THE Music of the Grateful DEAD AND BEYOND, Kazoo Crew Family Band, Jeff Summa & the Roasters and Brian Skidmore share the bill. Doors at 8 PM. Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, the Jazz Mondays series features ANDREW RENFROE QUARTET at 8 pm, for your jazz fix. Every Tuesday night, MICHAEL PALIN's OTHER ORCHESTRA gets funky on the stage. Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam will be hosted by Tim McDOnald this week. On Thursday Sally’s house band-The Po Boys featuring some of the best musicians in the area playing blues, R & B and classic rock. Friday the 24th you can catch The Professors of Sweet Sweet Music (POSSM), an Americana style band out of Hartford CT. On Saturday, The Beehive Queen of Rock and Roll, CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ, return to Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Tomorrow at 11:30, Eric Girardi presents a mesmerizing performance of circus skills choreographed to music at the Russell Library. He has been performing professionally for over fifteen years as a world-ranked yo-yo player, jug-gler, top spinner, diabolo'ist, contact juggler and stilt-walker.  The event is open to all All ages. Drop-in, no registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library. Wednesday night at 7pm, you can catch Living Large in Middletown: a talk in which Bill Hosley will discuss 18th - century Middletown architecture with an emphasis on the Wetmore House. Famous visitors to the house included Aaron Burr, the Marquis de Lafayette, and noted theologians Jonathan Edwards and Timothy Dwight. Saturday at 12:30 The Library presents a screening of Ava DuVerney’s award winning civil rights film, Selma. www.Russelllibrary.org
Tomorrow (Tuesday) night, Robert C Fullerton plays blues, folk, rock, gospel and jazz at Klekolo World Coffee on Court Street in Middletown.
Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts brings you IN STEREO Week Three with a Dance Duet tomorrow/ Tuesday, February 21, at 5:00pm in the Zilkha Gallery. The Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet plays Friday the 24, 2017 in the Crowell Concert Hall. Sunday, see Charlie Suriyakham in his series Clarinet Passion at Russell House. www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa for more

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

This Wednesday, Manic Productions presents Lady Lamb and Henry Jamison at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. The DigCommunist Daughter, and Seth Adam will play that same evening at BAR in New Haven. Saturday Manic resents Young The Giant on their Home of the Strange Tour, and Lewis Del Mar at the College Street Music Hall. www.manicproductions.org  for details

Middletown’s Poet laureate Susan Allison, keeps office hours on Thursdays, between noon and 2 pm at Brew Bakers Café on Main Street in Middletown’s North End.  Please feel free to bring your poems, questions, ideas to share and discuss!

At Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, punk band The Hulls play on Fri the 24th @ 9PM, alongside KING SEXY and Zombii. The Shape, Deafmute, and VRSA make for a night of Heavy metal. https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation   

Sunday here in Middletown, The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents the acclaimed Boston based big band ensemble, Swing Legacy on stage at The MHS Performing Arts Auditorium at Middletown High School. http://greatermiddletownconcerts.org/
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

On screen at Hartford’s Real Art Ways this week are the OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS of 2017, running through Friday.   Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing the epic eastern noodle showdown, Tampopo through Wednesday, Loving plays Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday features I, Claude Monet. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org
Saturday afternoon at 12:30 The Russell Library in Middletown presents a screening of Selma, the 2014 film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. www.russelllibrary.org

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 of Jazz and classic Bop.

From 6-6:30 pm it’s The Production Report. 

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

From 8-9:30 Stay tuned for The Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis.

Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan runs from 9:30-11, when Rhyme and Reason takes over til 12 AM.

Untracked plays from 12-1 AM. Every Other plays rock and hip hop til 2 am.

I Love My Label spotlights a new record label each week from 2- 4 am, when the BBC World News airs til 5 am.

We start the day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.
 
Find the rest of our amazing 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

We have enough time in this evening's Jive to plug our terrific new morning lineup! 

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.
Of Course at noon every weekday, its our guiding light of truth and justice in journalism, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.  Find the rest of our amazing 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.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday's Jive 02-17-17

Good evening, it's Friday, February 17th, 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.


Stay tuned weekdays for our new morning lineup! 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 edition to our morning talk show line-up, Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica. Continuing 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

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in the community this weekend.
In Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree
tonight at 8 presents Derek Knott performing original Americana music. Opening the evening is Lamont Stevens. Saturday morning Annaita Ghandi’s Aligned with Source meditation is at 10am. Saturday afternoon there’s a reception for Rick Silberberg’s gallery show, The Re-Visible Man, which is on display through February 26th. Saturday night, The Uri Shaham Trio makes for a night of Jazz. Details @ buttonwood.org

New Haven's Cafe Nine features Solin for this evening's 5pm early set. Later it's Xenia Rubinos with Olive Tiger. Saturday's weekly Jazz Jam Session features Tony Dioguardi & Friends, this week. Saturday night, Go Kat Go! Presents a night of Surf and Garage rock with a triple Bill featuring La Tunda, 9th Wave, & The Clams. This Sunday, Audrey Campbell performs the Cygnus Radio afternoon Buzz session while The George Lewis Trio is slated to perform in this week’s Original Sunday evening Blues Jam. Details @ cafenine.com

Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight welcomes the The17th Yale Black Solidarity Conference presenting: IAMSU. Details @ toadsplace.com

In Hartford tonight at Black-Eyed Sally’s, John Nemeth brings his take on classic soul and R&B. Saturday night New York State Blues Hall of Famer, Murali Coryell performs. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com

Saturday Manic Productions presents Lake Street Dive and Joey Dosik at the College Street Music Hall, with another Manic show featuring Switchfoot & Relient K playing there on Sunday. Meanwhile, Moon Hooch and Honeycomb are on stage at The Ballroom at Outer Space this Sunday as well. Details @ manicproductions.org

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford offers music this weekend. Details @ reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation or find them on Facebook.

At Wesleyan University, The Center for the Arts presents the New England premiere of texts&beheadings/ElizabethR by Karen Coonrod, a production of A Compagnia de’ Colombari. This theatrical production offers a fractured portrait of Elizabeth I of England inspired by James Joyce and Gertrude Stein. The performance is tonight at 8 in the CFA Theater. This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XI will be performed by Mr. Bruce at Crowell Concert Hall this Sunday. Details @ wesleyan.edu/cfa

On Saturday afternoon at 2p, ArtFarm will be presenting the public premiere of its newest touring performance – Isaac Newton’s Little Apple Circus at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington St., in Middletown. Details @ oddfellows.org

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

On screen at Hartford’s Real Art Ways this weekend are all the Oscar Nominated Shorts of 2017. Also showing on Saturday & Sunday is The Eagle Huntress. Details & screening times at realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford ends their run of Denzel Washington’s Fences on Saturday evening. On Sunday there is an encore showing of National Theatre’s live Saint Joan. Opening later Sunday and continuing through February 22nd, is the classic Japanese food film, Tampopo, restored in 4K from the original 1987 camera negative. 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 6:30pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live! with Michelle & Alex and that Wesleyan music scene.

6:30 to 7 is the Middletown Youth Radio Project, 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 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 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.

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 the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am it’s
 the 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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