01-15-13 Jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, January 15th. 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 Ben Michael. Thanks to all of the WESU listeners who have chosen to give the gift of community radio during our 8th annual Winter Holiday Pledge drive! If you haven’t yet had a chance to do your part, you can still make that donation online at www.wesufm.org.
Here’s a brief rundown of some of the cultural and entertaining events happening in our area this week:
Here in Middletown at The Buttonwood Tree this evening, there’s a free Laughter Yoga session with Mylene. Wednesday night at the Buttonwood, Buddhist Film series presents: Project Happiness In this award-winning documentary, youth from three continents interview famous and not so famous people from around the world and gain new perspectives on how to expand happiness and live a meaningful life.

Thursday evening The Andrew and Noah Band brings their improvisation, deep dance grooves and take on the future of American roots music to the Buttonwood stage.

Friday Night The Kenn Morr Band returns to the Buttonwood for a night of authentic Americana rock and roll.

Saturday morning’s at 8:30 Terri Johnson instructs Free community Yoga at the buttonwood tree followed by Annaita Ghandi’s “Aligned with Source” Workshop for Empowerment at 10:30am.
Saturday afternoon at 2pm the Larry Gareau Trio makes for some  afternoon  jazz. At 8pm Saturday night, Charter Oak Bluegrass takes the stage.

Each Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food in front of the Buttonwood Tree.  You’re invited to help prepare them prepare their vegetarian meal at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.
Sunday afternoon at 2pm Free Poets Collective Presents an Artist Gala to Benefit Newtown, CT Tragedy Victimsat the buttonwood.  Artists from all over the world have contributed original artwork to be sold to benefit victims of the Newtown, CT tragedy. This event features visual arts, music, poetry, sculpture, and more. 10% of all proceeds and all ticket sales will be donated to a charity representative on hand.  This is followed by the Monthly Poetry potluck event at the buttonwood tree. You can always find out more about buttonwood tree events at www.buttonwood.org 

On Tuesday nights here in Middletown Klekolo world Coffe on Court Stree presents live music. www.klekolo.com
At Café Nine in New Haven tonight their NEW SERIES – BAND ROULETTE: presents Rope, Monster Eats Pilot, Andrew Morgan and Vanil Frappe.  Wednesday night at Café funk-rock nomads. Aotearoatake the stage with  The Moving Company opening the show.  (You pronounce their name like this: Aey-oh-tay-uh-row-uh.). Thursday night at Café Nine hosts a NewHaven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser  featuring the Jovial Crew; w/ Danny Quinn.

Friday, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; w/ Paul Gabriel make for anight of traditional and contemporary blues . Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week.  Saturday night Manic productions presents Nashville Rock ‘n’ rollers Denney and The Jets; w/ Derek Hoke and  Elison Jackson.  SUNDAY afternoon DR. SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOLs”50 Shades Of Sketchy” is where art, alcohol and traditional figure drawing collide.  Sunday evening Café nine presents Gringo Starr and the Mountain movers.  More online found at www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, takes the Sally’s stage for their weekly engagement. Wednesday, it’s Black eyed Sally’s longstanding Blues Jam session hosted with STEVE BALKUN this week. Thursday brings Miss Tess & the Talkbacks to Sally’s for a night of golden era pop and honky tonk. The eight piece Soul of a Man band (complete with booming horn section) takes the stage at Sallys for an evening of soul music Friday night. Saturday night Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers play their retro early electric blues sound at Sally’s. more online at www.blackeyedsallys.com
Down in New Haven at Toads Place tomorrow (Wednesday) brings their weekly Electronic Dance Music Night. Thursday Toad’s presents a local band showcase.  Friday brings the annual Opus Birthday Bash for a night of loud rock and roll.  Saturday brings Big another night of loud musicin Big Jim’s “Screw Winter” Bash.  Sunday the annual MLK Jr Funk Fest  features Rearview. Greg Sherwood, Terryl Lee and Funkinachea to the Toads place main stage while The Ne Haven Battle of the Bands takes over the Lily Pad Stage. www.toadsplace.com
On the third Thursday of every month, creative people come together for conversation, art and music at Real Art Ways Creative Cocktail hour in Hartford. January’s event features music by DJ Cajar. www.realartways.com

Friday night at 7:30PM you are invited to an evening of improvised comedy here in Middletown. Hartford’s Sea Tea Improv, Middletown’s Great Make-Believe Society and East Hampton’s The Sticks Improv take to the stage without a script and create scenes based on audience suggestions at Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington St. for info email topher@thediversion.com

Thursday night here in Middletown, The Russell Library presents the writing workshop: “We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences” under the direction of author Elisabeth Petry . This series invites veterans to share their stories in their own voices in Meeting Room 2.Saturday morning the Russell knitters meet and invite you to join them for knitting tips and tricks. All levels of experience are welcome. www.russelllibrary.org

The Rusted Keys, an acoustic duet, play on the third Sunday morning of every month- beginning at 10:00 a.m.- at Higher Grounds, on Main Street, East Hampton (860-467-6643).


Now Here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford through Sunday you can catch “Central Park Five,” for a look at the events leading to the wrongful arrest and conviction of five black and Latino teenagers, accused in 1989 of brutally attacking and raping a Central Park jogger in what became a notorious case. Tonight and Tomorrow (Wednesday)  Real Art Ways is also showing “Chasing Ice” in which Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog who was once a skeptic about climate change, through his Extreme Ice Survey,  discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet..    More information at www.realartways.org .

Tonight, Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, ends thier run of “Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to travel”, a documentary celebration of the 50-year reign of The Empress of Fashion, Diana Vreeland. Opening tomorrow (Wednesday) and running through Saturday Cinestudio presents: The Sessions, which tells the story of childhood polio survivor Mark O’Brian who wrote an article about hiring a sex therapist to help him lose his virginity. More at www.cinestudio.org .

Now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five, Stick around for Findins Bliss with Lauren “Bliss Agnelli” for an hour of inspirational talk with and about folks who are following their hearts and living authentically.


At 6pm each week night, Free Speech Radio News FromThe Pacifica Network provided an evening dose of alternative international news and reporting.

At 630 tonight Bill Revill is in the house for 90 minutes of folk and Americana on his show, Acoustic Blender.

At 8pm J-Cherry presents Voice of the City for a live and local spotlight on the arts in our region.
At 9:00 DJ Cheshire Cat presents a 2.5 hour special edition of  Wonderland. He’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his brain, and a musical arsenal at his finger tips. Watch out!
From 11:30 tune in for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ  Sleepy Girl
Dj Otto Nation presents an eclectic mix of music at 12:30.
at 2:30 Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat spotlighting an hours worth of versions of one song!

at 3:30am its angels and airwaves MPD

The BBC World News   begins at 4am and we begin tomorrow’s programming at 5am with Morning Edition from National Public Radio.

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.

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