02-12-13 jive


Good afternoon, its Tuesday,  February 12th. This is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown 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. Thanks for tuning in. I’m Isabelle Gauthier.
We hope life is getting back to normal following the disarray following the historic Blizzard of 2013, and its aftermath. Many thanks to all of the public works employees, contractors, volunteers, good neighbors and first responders who have worked tirelessly and at times without thanks for the best interest of others during this challenging time.  

Here’s a run sown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week. Keep in mind that many venues and business were set back by the unprecedented weather we experienced this week and as such may not be back up and running yet. We suggest you check with venues directly to make sure they are open for business and are back on schedule.

Tuesday night bring live music to Klekolo World Coffee on Court Street in Middletown beginning at 7 pm for live music. The line-up changes weekly.  860.343.9444 for info.

Down  at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight, songwriters McDougallSam Perdutatake the stage. Wednesday at the Nine is still listed as TBA on their website but Thursday brings the Lip Gloss Crisis 3rd Annual Valentines Day Show where’ New Haven’s own Dot Mitzvah will be the ringleader at this romantic circus-themed burlesque cabaret!  Friday night The Greg Sherrod Band and The New Dirtymake for a night of Rock and Roll at Café nine. Saturday, at 4pm it’s the weekly SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM w/ this week’s host Tony Dioguardi and Friends. Saturday night brings The Daphne  Lee Martin celebrating her new release, Moxie alongside Ellison Jackson.   Sunday’s SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. www.cafenine.com for details.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, they celebrate Fat Tuesday w/ Rivercity Slim & the Zydeco Hogs.  Wednesday it’s the longstanding weekly Blues Jam, hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. Thursday brings Jazz Vocalist Dana Lauren, to the Sally’s stage. Friday, Shaka and the Soul Shakers perform their Louisiana sound along with Two Virgins. Saturday brings Paul Gabriel Blues Band to Blackeyed Sally’s.   www.blackeyedsallys.com for more info.

Middletown Scottish Country Dancers  meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm at First Church on Court Street. For info you can Call 860-347-0278
Wed night at BAR in New Haven, Manic Productions Presents Retribution Gospel Choir (featuring Alan Sparhawk of Low) and Tomorrow Tomorrow for a free show for those 21 and over.

George Clinton and parliament Funkadellic return to the Toads Place stage on Thursday night down in New Haven. Friday night THE BLACK SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE AT YALE  presents a performance by the Hip Hop Collective, PHONY PPL at Toads Place.  Sunday at Toad’s GORILLA MUSIC presents the NEW HAVEN BATTLE OF THE BANDS. more online at www.toadsplace.com
On Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Russell library, Author Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans’ Writing Group, We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences.  The Russell Knitters meet on from 11:00am-1pm in Meeting Room 3 and invite you to bring your knitting projects. www.russelllibrary.org for more info.
Thursday at 4:15 pm, Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: presents the Panel Discussion – “Tennessee Williams after Iguana” at the CFA Hall. This is free and open to the public. Friday at 1:30pm The Wesleyan University Center for the Arts:  presents a Choreography Studio Showing by Emily Faulkner Wesleyan class of 1986 at  Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, on Pine Street. 

Saturday night the CFA Wesleyan University Center for the Arts: “Glass Guignol: The Brother/Sister Play” directed by Lee Breuer, who explores the life and work of Tennessee Williams in this production.

Saturday evening The Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: The Graduate Recital of Brian Parks at Memorial Chapel, on High Street at 8pm. this event is free and open to the public. more online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa 
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown each Second Thursday (of the month) brings Writers Out Loud! , a literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr. (doors open at 6:45 for sign-up, presentations begin at 7:15). Friday night Shawn Taylor’s Wandering Roots Trio & the Brian Dolzani Duo play “Fresh new songs, Deep Ol’ Roots” at the Buttonwood.
Saturday Mornings at the Buttonwood Tree bring Chi Quong, Yoga, and spiritual alignment workshops. Saturday afternoon at 3 brings an opening reception for this month’s Art Gallery show celebrating the work of Peruvian born visual artist, Juan Carlos Bautista’s “Poetic Art”. Saturday night at 7pm, at The Buttonwood Tree Steven and Resa Ferreira present Streetlight Stories: “Endings and Beginnings” for an evening of stories about healing and transformation, for adults.

Each Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church at on Court Street beforehand at 11:30 am. Sunday after noon at 4pm brings the monthly gathering, Poetry Potluck, an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.

Now here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten track, here in Central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways inHartford, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the  schedule through next Wednesday.  www.realartways.org for details.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight you can catch the final showing of “Chasing Ice,” which illustrates the effects of global warming on the coldest parts of our earth. Tomorrow Cinestudio and the new Thinking through Film series present “The Lives of Others”, a film that has been called the best film made on living under a police state. Set in 1984 in the German Democratic Republic. Thursday, Cinestudio kicks off a three day run of the 1942 black and white classic Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Sunday Cinestudio kicks off a run of the newest film by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, This must be the Place” details online at www.cinestudio.org.

Now here’s what’s on tap on air at WESU tonight, as we make our way through week 2 our new spring schedule.

After the jive at five is the Wayfaring Stranger with Lily Myers. Then at 6pm each weeknight Free Speech Radio News from the Pacifica Network offers a daily wrap up of international news in the service of peace and social justice.
At 6:30 Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presents 90 minutes of Folks and Americana.

At 8 pm Voice of The City with J Cherry presents an hour of live local arts and culture.

At  9pm  its Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat who’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.

At  10:30 it’s time for some random risky vinyl with Avery on Record Roulette. Then Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl take over at 11:30.

Monica brings you 6ix degrees of Bowie at 12:30 followed by a weekly spotlight on Elvis Costello on Declan McManus: International Art Thief.
From 2:30-3am stay tuned for a quickee on Romancipation with DR love and DJ Smooth.
DJ Cheshire Cat is back in action with Search and Recover for a weekly spotlight of the many versions of one song. 
The BBC World news provides some international perspective at 4am and tomorrrow’s program starts at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. If you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive
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The sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “January Stream” from the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. You can learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org

Stay tuned for an hour of folk music on The Wayfaring Stranger with Lily Meyers.

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