Friday Jive 06-29-12

Good afternoon. It’s Friday, June 29th, 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.

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For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org

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Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Down in New Haven tonight, at Café Nine, The Figgs and Golden Bloom make for a night of power pop and punk rock. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the Billy Cofrances Quartet this week. Saturday night, Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez return to the Cafe Nine Stage. More online at www.cafenine.com.

Also happening down in New Haven, on Saturday night, Shakedown plays the Grateful Dead and beyond on the Toad’s main stage.  Rhythmic Circus and Carbonated Insight open that show. Emily’s Army plays the Toad’s Lily Pad Stage on Friday night. Saturday, Cosmic Dust Bunnies and special guests perform at Toad’s. Go to www.toadsplace.com.

In Hartford tonight, at Blackeyed Sally’s, you can catch Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling with the Jeweltones. Saturday night, Rivercity Slim & the Zydeco Hogs return to Black-eyed Sally’s. Visit www.blackeyedsallys.com.

Tonight, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents Ambrosia. The McLovins jam out Saturday night, and Sunday catch Sha Na Na. More info at www.infinityhall.com.

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas concludes this weekend down in New Haven. Performances this evening kick off at 6pm with the alternative R&B band, DangerZone followed by opportunities to catch National Theatre of ScotlandKing Lear, and Circa. The evening wraps up with an 8pm performance of the newest evening-length theater work from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, love fail.  The International festival of Arts and Ideas concludes on Saturday culminating with a performance by an icon of country rock, Roseanne Cash. There are many other events for the whole family starting in the morning through the end of the festival. You can find specific information including show times, venues, and ticket prices online at www.artidea.org

Tonight at The Buttonwood Tree on Main Street here in Middletown, The RJ Ruotolo Group plays a wide mix of pop music and jazz standards from the ’50s to today. Saturday evening, the Andy Buzzi Trio brings a night of jazz to The Buttonwood. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to the meal and are also invited to help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.  More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957.

Red Scroll Records presents an evening of live music with The Young, Purling Hiss, Estrogen Highs, and Inclined Plane down in New Haven Saturday night at Intercambio on Chapel St. More info online at www.redscrollrecords.com

Big Sam’s Funky Nation plays at Sully’s Pub in Hartford Saturday night. That’s www.sullyspub.com.

Many CT towns are offering Independence Day fireworks displays this weekend. Here’s a quick list:  

Tonight you can catch fireworks in Bridgeport at Seaside Park, in Hamden at Town Center Park, and at Killingly’s Owen Bell Park at 9 p.m. Saturday night Coventry’s fireworks will begin at Sundown, at Patriots Park, as well as in Danbury at Candlewood Lake. You can also catch fiireworks displays on Saturday night in East Haven at Town Beach, in Lakeville at Lime Rock Park, in Norwich, and in Orange. 

The City of Middletown and the Middletown Commission on the Arts, present a pre-Independence Day Fireworks Festival on Tuesday, July 3rd, beginning at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of the City Hall Municipal Building at 245 Dekoven Drive. The festival will include activities for children, music for all, select vendors, and fireworks shot high over the Connecticut River. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. (raindate is Friday, July 6, for the fireworks). The event is free and there is free parking throughout the downtown. Please call the Mayor’s Office for more details: 860-344-3401.


‘Tis the season for farmers’ markets and here’s a few in our area: 
The Durham Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday on the Town Green on Main St,  from 3 to 6:30 pm, through September. Middletown North End Farmers Market is now open 10 am to 2 pm every Friday and is located at the corner of Liberty and Main Streets. The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green will be open starting next week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October.

Through the end of June, WESU DJ and artist Bill Revill has a number of his seascape paintings showing at Green Well Organic Coffee and Tea, 44 Crown Street, New Haven.
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Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this week:

This week, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook hosts the Connecticut Film Festival. More information at www.thekate.org or 860-388-3286.

Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is now showing the 1957 musical comedy classic “Funny Face,” starring Audrey Hepburn, with dancing by Fred Astaire and music/lyrics by the Gershwins. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

On Saturday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues its run of “First Position,” which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet. Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bi-polar, Asperger’s Movie.  Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org.

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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 The Brittle Diameter
 w/Josh Sharp – 
A varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic.  Continuity and cohesion are the watchwords here.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News from The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporters.

At 6:30, until 8pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee – Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee – The Voice of Hartford, featuring local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Spotlighting Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until Midnight, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio 
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At Midnight until 1:30am Saturday it’s 
N.E. Tempo with 
DJ Berk
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

At 1:30am we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave 
until 3am – Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 3, to 4am it’s the Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

Then, we bring you
 Sing Out! 
from 4 to 5am, on a mission to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics, and to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives.

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 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 – Traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffe Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara
 – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

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 from Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

If you didn’t get a chance to write down some information for an event mentioned in our jive at five –we’ve published the script for today’s jive online at jiveat5.blogspot.com 
Thanks for listening!

06-28-12 Jive

 

Good evening. It’s Thursday, June 28th. This is the Jive at Five, WESU’s daily community calendar and run- down of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener-supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. Thanks for joining us. I’m Ben Michael.

Here in Middletown tonight The Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents thier Thursday night “Jazz on the River ” series. For info and reservations, call  860-347-9999.
Also here in Middletown tonight, it’s the Oddfellows Playhouse fundraising event, Food Improv – Where the Culinary arts meet the Performing arts. This event features interesting cuisine, refreshments and performances by the Traveling Circus Company on the grounds of the Wadsworth Mansion at the Long Hill Estate from 6-9pm.  Tickets and information available by calling 860-347-6143 or visiting oddfellows.org
Down in New Haven tonight, at Café Nine, tonight, Manic Productions presents The Sadies and Elison Jackson.  Friday, The Figgs and Golden Bloom make for a night of power pop and punk rock. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the Billy Cofrances Quartet this week. Saturday night, Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez return to the Cafe Nine Stage. More online at www.cafenine.com.

Also happening down in New Haven tonight, Toad’s Place hosts a local Rock. Saturday night, Shakedown plays the Grateful Dead and beyond on the Toad’s main stage.  Rhythmic Circus and Carbonated Insight open that show. Emily’s Army plays the Toad’s Lily Pad Stage on Friday night. Saturday, Cosmic Dust Bunnies and special guests perform at Toad’s. www.toadsplace.com.

In Hartford tonight, at Blackeyed Sally’s, you can catch Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band live on stage. Friday night, Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling are at Sally’s with the Jeweltones. Saturday night, Rivercity Slim & the Zydeco Hogs return to Black-eyed Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com.

Tonight, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents The Alternate Routes. Abrosia takes the stage at Infinity Hall on Friday. The McLovins jam out Saturday night, and  Sunday catch Sha Na Na. More info at www.inifinityhall.com.
The International Festival of Arts and Ideas concludes this weekend down in New Haven. Tonight’s lineup includes the Peruvian folk music ensemble Inca Son, The National Theatre of Scotland, a solo performance of King Learby Taiwan’s Contemporary  film and theater legend Wu Hsing-Kuo,  Australian circus arts troupe Circa, and a sold out performance by multicultural spiritual musicians The Yuval Ron Ensemble. Performances tomorrow evening kick off at 6pm with the alternative R&B band, DangerZone followed by opportunities to catch National Theatre of Scotland, King Lear, and Circa. The evening wraps up with an 8pm performance of the newest evening-length theater work from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, love fail.  The International festival of Arts and Ideas concludes on Saturday culminating with a performance by icon of country rock, Roseanne Cash. There many other events for the whole family starting in the morning through the end of the festival. You can find specific information including show times, venues, and ticket prices online at www.artidea.org.
  

 Friday night at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street here in Middletown, The RJ Ruotolo group plays a wide mix of pop music and jazz standards from the ’50s to today. Saturday evening, the Andy Buzzi Trio makes for a night of jazz at the Buttonwood. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to the meal and are also invited to help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.  More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957.

Red Scroll Records presents an evening of live music with The Young, Purling Hiss, Estrogen Highs, and Inclined Plane down in New Haven Saturday night at Intercambio on Chapel St. More info online at www.redscrollrecords.com
Big Sam’s Funky Nation plays at  Sully’s Pub in Hartford Saturday night. www.sullyspub.com.
Many CT towns are offering Independence Day fireworks displays this weekend. Here’s a quick list:  

  Tomorrow you can catch fireworks in Bridgeport at Seaside Park, in Hamden – at Town Center Park, and at Killingly’s – Owen Bell Park at 9 p.m.. Saturday night Coventry’s fireworks will  begin at Sundown, at Patriots Park, as well as in Danbury at Candlewood Lake. You can also catch fiireworks displays on Saturday night in East Haven at Town Beach, in Lakeville at Lime Rock Park, in Norwich, and in Orange.

The City of Middletown and the Middletown Commission on the Arts, present a pre-Independence Day Fireworks Festival on Tuesday, July 3rd, beginning at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of the City Hall Municipal Building at 245 Dekoven Drive. The festival will include activities for children, music for all, select vendors, and fireworks shot high over the Connecticut River. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. (raindate is Friday, July 6, for the fireworks). The event is free and there is free parking throughout the downtown. Please call the Mayor’s Office for more details – 860-344-3401.

‘Tis the season for farmers’ markets and here’s a few in our area: 
The Durham Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday on the Town Green on Main St,  from 3 to 6:30 pm, through September. Middletown North End Farmers Market is now open 10 am to 2 pm every Friday and is located at the corner of  Liberty and Main Streets. The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green will be open starting next week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October.

Through the end of June, WESU DJ and artist Bill Revill has a number of his seascape paintings showing at Green Well Organic Coffee and Tea, 44 Crown Street, New Haven.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this week:

This week, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook hosts the Connecticut Film Festival. More information at http://www.thekate.org or 860-388-3286.

Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is now showing the 1957 musical comedy classic “Funny Face,” starring Audrey Hepburn, with dancing by Fred Astaire and music by Gershwin. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Through Friday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues its run of “First Position,” which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet. Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bi-polar, Asperger’s Movie.  Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org.

That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown.

Right after the Jive at Five Right stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosafor The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.



At 6pmFree Speech Radio News offers a daily dose of alternative international news and reporting  From The Pacifica Network
At 6:30its Total Praise with Minister Latreciafor A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!


At 8pmits Evening Jazz with Bill Denert,Where hearing is the best experience. Join Bill for a broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases
At 9:30 Art Projects with Aaron Bergeris where Shoegaze and Garage meets Psych-Folk and Ambient Drone; and HipHop and Soul meets 2-Step and Grime. It’s all fair game. Mixed with auditory bric-a-brac for optimal digestion.


At 11pmAlphabet Soup with DJ Blazeis An anti-genre, request-based musical melting pot. On Each episode, they randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter for A wild romp through the annals of WESU’s music library, supported and guided by the interests of our listeners.


From 12:30-1:30am Sunspot Loops explores  what’s new in the world and rearranges what exists into a form we can claim to understand.
From 1:30-4amThe Graveyard with DJ Otto Nationspins an eclectic mix of music from the WESU collection of new releases.
The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast 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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for some heavy duty homegrown with Rob DeRosa.

06-27-12 Jive

Good evening. It’s Wednesday, June 27th. This is the Jive at Five, WESU’s daily community calendar and run- down of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener-supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. Thanks for joining us. I’m Ben Michael.

Tonight, the Middletown Commission on the Arts’ monthly meeting  happens at 7 pm in the City Arts office at 100 Riverview Center. 

Down in New Haven tonight, at Café Nine, tonight, The Royal Swindle makes for a night of ska, reggae, and soul. Thursday, Manic Productions presents a night with The Sadies and Elison Jackson.  Friday, The Figgs and Golden Bloom make for a night of power pop and punk rock. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the Billy Cofrances Quartet this week. Saturday night, Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez return to the Cafe Nine Stage. More online at www.cafenine.com.

Also happening down in New Haven tonight, Toad’s Place hosts their weekly dubstep dance party, and there’s a local Rock Showcase at Toad’s on Thursday night. Saturday night, Shakedown plays the Grateful Dead and beyond on the Toad’s main stage.  Rhythmic Circus and Carbonated Insight open that show. Emily’s Army plays the Toad’s Lily Pad Stage on Friday night. Saturday, Cosmic Dust Bunnies and special guests perform at Toad’s. www.toadsplace.com.

In Hartford tonight, at Blackeyed Sally’s, you can catch one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! This week’s session is hosted by XY Eli.   Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band is on stage Thursday night at Sally’s. Friday night, Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling are at Sally’s with the Jeweltones. Saturday night, Rivercity Slim & the Zydeco Hogs return to Black-eyed Sally’s. And on Mondays, there’s the Charter Oak Cultural Center’s weekly jazz event, Jazz Mondays at Black Eyed Sally’s, at www.hartfordjazzjam.com. Also see www.blackeyedsallys.com.

Tonight, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents an evening of music with Stephen Kellogg and the
Sixers. The Alternate Routes take the stage Thursday night, and Abrosia are at Infinity Hall on Friday. The McLovins take the stage Saturday night, and  Sunday catch Sha Na Na. More info at www.inifinityhall.com.

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas is in full gear this week down in New Haven with too many offerings to list in this calendar. Highlights include live performances from The National Theatre of Scotland; Circa); The Ben Allison Band with Robert Pinsky; The Yuval Ron Ensemble; Inca Son; and Roseanne Cash; plus so much more. Info online at www.artidea.org.
  

The Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents a weekly Thursday night “Jazz on the River ” series. For info and reservations, call  860-347-9999.


Also here in Middletown Tomorrow night its theOddfellows Playhouse fundraising event, Food Improv – Where the Culinary arts meet the Performing arts. This event features interesting cuisine, refreshments and performances by the Traveling Circus company on the grounds of the Wadsworth Mansion at the Long Hill Estate from 6-9pm.  Tickets and information available by calling 860-347-6143 or visiting oddfellows.org

 Friday night at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, The RJ Ruotolo group plays a wide mix of pop music and jazz standards from the ’50s to today. Saturday evening, the Andy Buzzi Trio makes for a night of jazz at the Buttonwood. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to the meal and are also invited to help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.  More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957.

Red Scroll Records presents an evening of live music with The Young, Purling Hiss, Estrogen Highs, and Inclined Plane down in New Haven Saturday night at Intercambio on Chapel St. More info online at www.redscrollrecords.com

Big Sam’s Funky Nation plays at  Sully’s Pub in Hartford Saturday night. www.sullyspub.com.

‘Tis the season for farmers’ markets and here’s a few in our area: 
The Durham Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday on the Town Green on Main St,  from 3 to 6:30 pm, now thru September. The Middletown North End Farmers Market is now open 10 am to 2 pm every Friday and is located at the corner of  Liberty and Main Streets next week. The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October.

During the month of June, WESU DJ and artist Bill Revill has a number of his seascape paintings showing at Green Well Organic Coffee and Tea, 44 Crown Street, New Haven.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this week:

This week, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook hosts the Connnecticut Film Festival. More information at http://www.thekate.org or 860-388-3286.

Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, opens a week-long run of the 1957 musical comedy classic “Funny Face,” starring Audrey Hepburn, with dancing by Fred Astaire and music by Gershwin. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Through Friday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues its run of “First Position,” which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet for a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow. Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bi-polar, Asperger’s Movie.  Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org.

That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown.

Right after the Jive at Five Right stay tuned for The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano for an hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

From 6-6:30pm, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

At 6:30 and running until 8pm, it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It’s a vinyl world!

From 8 to 11pm it’s an extended edition of The Warehouse with Mike Nyce for the best of underground deep house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

From 11pm-12:30am it’s Midnight Munchies with DJ Gus Lo – The Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

Beginning at 12:30 and running until 1:30am it’s Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat. Search and Recover scours the world of music to find as many versions of a single song as possible. Join the exploration of the modern musical standards!

and from 1:30-4am it’s The Graveyard with DJ Otto Nation. An eclectic mix of music from the WESU collection of new releases.

The BBC News kicks on at 4am and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast 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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for The Needle Drop.

Support for WESU comes in part from the City of Middletown and the Middletown Commission on the Arts, presenting a pre-Independence Day Fireworks Festival on Tuesday, July 3rd, beginning at 6 p.m.

The festival grounds are the front lawn of the City Hall Municipal Building at 245 Dekoven Drive. The festival will include activities for children, music for all, select vendors, and fireworks shot high over the Connecticut River. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. (raindate is Friday, July 6, for the fireworks). The event is free and there is free parking throughout the downtown. Please call the Mayor’s Office for more details – 860-344-3401.

June 26, 2012, Jive

Good evening. It’s Tuesday, June 26th. This is the Jive at Five, WESU’s daily community calendar and run- down of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener-supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. Thanks for joining us. I’m Maria Johnson.

 Friday night at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, The RJ Ruotolo group plays a wide mix of pop music and jazz standards from the ’50s to today. Saturday evening, the Andy Buzzi Trio makes for a night of jazz at the Buttonwood. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to the meal and are also invited to help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.  More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957.

Down in New Haven tonight, at Café Nine, the Elm City Americana Series returns with: Milksop:Unsung and others. Wednesday night, The Royal Swindle makes for a night of ska, reggae, and soul. Thursday, Manic Productions presents a night with The Sadies and Elison Jackson.  Friday, The Figgs and Golden Bloom make for a night of power pop and punk rock. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the Billy Cofrances Quartet this week. Saturday night, Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez return to the Cafe Nine Stage. More online at www.cafenine.com.

On Tuesday nights in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, you can catch Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18- piece big band jazz ensemble.  Every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! This week’s session is hosted by XY Eli.   Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band is on stage Thursday night at Sally’s. Friday night, Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling are at Sally’s with the Jeweltones. Saturday night, Rivercity Slim & the Zydeco Hogs return to Black-eyed Sally’s. And on Mondays, there’s the Charter Oak Cultural Center’s weekly jazz event, Jazz Mondays at Black Eyed Sally’s, at www.hartfordjazzjam.com. Also see www.blackeyedsallys.com.

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, Wednesday is the weekly dubstep dance party, and there’s a local Rock Showcase at Toad’s on Thursday night . Saturday night, Shakedown plays the Grateful Dead and beyond on the Toad’s main stage.  Rhythmic Circus and Carbonated Insight open that show. Emily’s Army plays the Toad’s Lily Pad Stage on Friday night. Saturday, Cosmic Dust Bunnies and special guests perform at Toad’s. www.toadsplace.com.

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas is in full gear this week down in New Haven with too many offerings to list in this calendar. Highlights include live performances from Annaliva; The National Theatre of Scotland; Circa; the Hector Del Curto Tango quartet;  Wesleyan’s own indie Americana rockers, Appledaughters (on stage tomorrow at 6 pm); The Ben Allison Band with Robert Pinsky; The Yuval Ron Ensemble; Inca Son; and Roseanne Cash; plus so much more. Info online at www.artidea.org.
  
Wednesday night, the Middletown Commission on the Arts’ monthly meeting  happens at 7 pm in the City Arts office at 100 Riverview Center.

The Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents a weekly Thursday night “Jazz on the River ” series. For info and reservations, call  860-347-9999.

Tis the season for farmers’ markets and here’s a few in our area: 
The Durham Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday on the Town Green on Main St,  from 3 to 6:30 pm, now thru September. The Middletown North End Farmers Market is now open 10 am to 2 pm every Friday and is located at the corner of  Liberty and Main Streets next week. The longstanding Middletown farmers’ market returns to the South Green and will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October.

Tomorrow night, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents an evening of music with Stephen Kellogg and the
Sixers. The Alternate Routes take the stage Thursday night, and Abrosia are at Infinity Hall on Friday. The McLovins take the stage Saturday night, and  Sunday catch Sha Na Na. More info at www.inifinityhall.com.

Big Sam’s Funky Nation plays at  Sully’s Pub in Hartford Saturday night. www.sullyspub.com.

During the month of June, WESU DJ and artist Bill Revill has a number of his seascape paintings showing at Green Well Organic Coffee and Tea, 44 Crown Street, New Haven.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this week:

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook hosts the Connnecticut Film Festival. More information at http://www.thekate.org or 860-388-3286.

Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, closes its run of “The Pirates, Band of Misfits” from the Animators who created  Wallace & Gromit.  Tomorrow night, Cinestudio presents a week-long run of the 1957 musical comedy classic “Funny Face,” starring Audrey Hepburn, with dancing by Fred Astaire and music by Gershwin. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org.

Through Friday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues its run of “First Position,” which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet for a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow. Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bi-polar, Asperger’s Movie.  Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org.

That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown.

Right after the Jive at Five, DJ Dan stirs the Melting Pot as he sits in for Kevin Lee, providing  a heady brew of old favorites, deep tracks and unheard-of delights, including everything from rock to jazz, folk to funk, global to local, and acoustic and electric.
At 6 pm, we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.

At 6:30, J-Cherry presents Voice of the City for 90 minutes of live and local arts, featuring in-studio interviews and performances.

At 8, it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for two hours of acoustic roots and Americana music.

From 10 to midnight, it’s 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. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

From midnight til 1:30 am, it’s Back From Baltimore with Hannah, back home in Connecticut from her latest semester in Baltimore, bringing each week new and old psychedelic, indie, rock, folk, alternative, lo-fi music and at least a few tunes from Baltimore’s music scene.

DJ Otto Nation is in the house with an eclectic mix of music after that until the BBC World News Service kicks on at 4 am and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 am 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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org.

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on. Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org. Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of commercial-free jazz with Charles Henry.

Support for WESU comes in part from the City of Middletown and the Middletown Commission on the Arts, presenting a pre-Independence Day Fireworks Festival on Tuesday, July 3rd, beginning at 6 p.m.

The festival grounds are the front lawn of the City Hall Municipal Building at 245 Dekoven Drive. The festival will include activities for children, music for all, select vendors, and fireworks shot high over the Connecticut River. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. (raindate is Friday, July 6, for the fireworks). The event is free and there is free parking throughout the downtown. Please call the Mayor’s Office for more details – 860-344-3401.

06-25-12 Jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, June 25th. 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. Thanks for joining us, I’m Ben Michael.
Here in Middletown Tonight and every Monday at 8:30, Vinnies Jump and Jive presents a FREE swing and blues dance session. Friday night Vinnies presents a salsa dance party.  More about dance classes and events for young and old online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/
 
Every Monday night at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, J-CHERRY hosts the ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC. Signups begin at7:30pm. Performances start at 8:00pm.
Friday night, The RJ Ruotolo group plays a wide mix of pop music and jazz standards from the 50’s to today. Saturday evening the Any Buzzi trio makes for a night of Jazz at the Buttonwood.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to the meal and are also invited to help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.  More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

Down in New Haven tonight at Café nine at 7:30, you can catch Bingo-a-Go-Go with hostess Robin Banks. At 10pm the Nine Presents an Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss.  Tuesday Night Café nine’s ELM CITY AMERICANA SERIES returns with: Milksop:Unsungand others. Wednesday night The Royal Swindle makes for a night of ska, reggae, and soul. Thursday MANIC PRODUCTIONS present a night with The Sadies and Elison Jackson.  Friday The Figgs and Golden Bloommake for a night of power pop and punk rock. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the Billy Cofrances Quartet this week. Saturday night Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez return to the Cafe Nine Stage. More online at www.cafenine.com
 
Down in New Haven at Toads Place, Rohn Lawrence and friends play smooth Jazz in the lily Pad on Monday Nights. Weds is the weekly dubstep dance party, and there’s a local Rock Showcase at Toad’s pace on Thursday night . Saturday night SHAKEDOWN plays the Grateful DEAD AND BEYOND on the Toad’s main stage.  Rhythmic Circus and Carbonated Insight open that show. Emily’s Army plays the Toads Lily pad stage on Friday night. Saturday Cosmic Dust Bunnies and special guests performa t Toads. www.toadsplace.com  
Tonight in Hartford, The Charter Oak Cultural Center’s weekly event JAZZ MONDAYS at Black-eyed Sally’s features Kris Allen. www.hartfordjazzjam.com

On Tuesday nights in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18 piece big band jazz ensemble.  Every wed at 8:30pm Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! This week’s session is hosted by XY Eli.   Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band is on stage Thursday night at Sally’s . Friday night Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling are at Sally’s  w/the Jeweltones. Saturday night, Rivercity Slim & the Zydeco Hogs return to Black-eyed Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com
 
The International Festival of Arts and Ideas is in full gear this week down in new haven with too many offerings to list in this calendar. Highlights include: Live performances from Annaliva, The National Theatre of Scotland, Circa, Hector Del Curto Tango quartet on Tuesday night.  Wesleyan’s own indir Americana rockers, Appledaughters (on stage Wednesday night at 6pm) The Ben Allison Band with Robert Pinsky, The Yuval Ron Ensemble, Inca Son, and Roseanne Cash plus so much more. info onlein at www.artidea.org  
Wednesday night Middletown Commission on the Arts – Monthly Meeting  happens at 7:00:pm in the City Arts office at 100 Riverview Center. :

The Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents,  a weekly Thursday night “Jazz on the River ” series. For info and Reservations call  860-347-9999

Tis the season for farmers’ markets and here’s a few in our area:  
The Durham Farmers Market is open every Thursday on the Town Green  on Main St,  from 3-6:30pm now thru Sept.   The Middletown North End Farmers Market is now open 10am-2pm every Friday and is located at the corner of  Liberty and Main STs next week The Lonfstanding Middletown farmers’ market returns to the south Green and will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m though October .
Thursday night, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents an evening of music with Stephan Kellogg and the sixers Wednesday night. The Alternate Routes take the stage Thursday night and Abroosia are at Infinity Hall on Friday. The McLovins take the stage Saturday night and  Sunday an catch Sha Na Na. www.inifinityhall.com
 
Big Sam’s Funky nation plays at  Sully’s pub in Hartford Saturday night. www.sullyspub.com  

During the month of June, WESU DJ and artist Bill Revill has a number of his seascape paintings showing at Green Well Organic Coffee and Tea, 44 Crown Street, New Haven.
 
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. 
This week The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook the Connnecticut Film Festival. More information at http://www.thekate.org or 860-388-3286.
Tonight and Tomorrow, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, closes their run of “The Pirates, Band of Misfits” from the Animators who created  Wallace & Gromit.  Wednesday Night Cinestudio presents a week long run of the 1957 musical Comedy Classic, starting Audrey Hepburn, dancing by Fed Astaire and music by Gershwin. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Through Friday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of First Position, which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet for a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s Movie.  Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org 
That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown.
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of straight up Jazz on Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry during our weekday commercial free musical drive time programming.
At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.
6:30 it’s 75% Folk With Michael Benson, Serving up heaping portions of folk and Americana,with side orders of blues, jazz, world music, soundtracks and more.
8:00 DJ Open I is in the house for a new summer program “Beats to the Rhyme” featuring contemporary conscious Hip Hop, instrumental tracks and some of the original sampled material.
At 9:30  Tom Gatzen delivers a 2 hr weekly does of loud and heavy music on Aaargh!!
 From 11:30 – 12:30 Anvil Isle presents a musical monsoon of alternative rock, blues, dream, funk, hard rock, indie, punk, reggae, surf, and world music inviting you to bury your feet in the sand and hear the waves come crashing through your speakers.
From 12:30-3:00 Psychedelic Rick presents the late night Summer Concert Series featuring live concerts in their full glory. 
From 3-4am Maximum Rock and Roll Radio features an hour of international loud rock and punk.
The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast 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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org
If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.
Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.
Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of commercial free jazz with Charles Henry.
Support for WESU comes in part from the City of Middletown and the Middletown Commission on the Arts presenting a pre-Independence Day Fireworks Festival on Tuesday, July 3rd beginning at 6 p.m.
The festival grounds are the front lawn of the City Hall Municipal Building at 245 Dekoven Drive. The festival will include activities for children, music for all, select vendors, and fireworks shot high over the Connecticut River. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. (raindate is Friday, July 6 for the fireworks). The event is free and there is free parking throughout the downtown. Please call the Mayor’s Office for more details – 860.344.3401.

Friday Jive

Good evening, it’s Friday June 22nd. 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. Thanks for tuning in.

Tonight down in New Haven at Toad’s Place it’s Hip Hop Emcee Action Bronson will be headlining a show featuring local Hip Hop acts Duece Bug, Phenom and Rowdy City at 8pm.  Saturday night Fuel, VENREZ, Bad Axis and Progmatic make for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Also down in New Haven tonight,at Café Nine. TACO HUT MUSIC Presents • The Proud Flesh, Speakeasy, Heads With Wings, and White Walls. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Idiot Village Rock Lottery; Musicians thrown together by fate and given two weeks to get their act together and perform live. More online at www.cafenine.com

At  Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford tonight. Guitarist Joe Moss and Band perform Saturday night, McDonald Teague Band perform their blues infused rock show. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Here in Middletown Friday night, Vinnies Jump and Jive presents their monthly swing and blues Dance.   More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/

Tonight at the Buttonwood tree here in Middletown, Joe Flood will be performing with Joe Fonda on Upright bass and Scott Kessel, drumship enterprise!  Don’t miss this combination of creative musicians. Saturday night from 8-10pm jazz musician Dan Arcamone who has just released a new album, will be playing a mix from all three of his albums and jazz standards.   Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy the meal help prepare the feast at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30 am. Later on at 7:30 at the Buttonwood Sunday evening, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. It’s Produced and hosted by Ty Mapp,  More information about all Buttonwood. events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

Tonight night at Higher Grounds Coffee House at 70 Main Street East Hampton it’s their weekly open mic show starts at 8PM. Saturday it’s live local music at higher grounds.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. Cine Studio the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, continues a run of “The Pirates, Band of Misfits” from the Animators who created  Wallace & Gromit,  for a  new stop-motion animated movie set in the rollicking pirate realm. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Tonight Real Art Ways opens a run of, First Position, which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet for a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow. Friday Nigt Real Art Ways is offering another opportunity to see the new Bob Marley documentary, “Marley”. More online at www.realartways.org

For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access
arts2GO.org for updated information.

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight and tomorrow.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 The Brittle Diameter
 w/Josh Sharp –
A varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic.  Continuity and cohesion are the watchwords here.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm
it’s Free Speech Radio News from The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporters.

At 6:30, until 8pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee – Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with
Rok-A-Dee – The Voice of Hartford, featuring local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Spotlighting Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until Midnight, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At Midnight until 1:30am Saturday it’s
N.E. Tempo with
DJ Berk
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

At 1:30am we go
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with
Dope Dave
until 3am – Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 3, to 4am it’s the Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

Then, we bring you
 Sing Out!
from 4 to 5am, on a mission to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics, and to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives.

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 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 – Traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffe Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am
with Francesco Fiumara
 – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

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.

If you didn’t get a chance to write down some information for an event mentioned in our jive at five –we’ve published the script for today’s jive online at jiveat5.blogspot.com

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!

Thurday’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday June 21st. Happy Summer!  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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. Thanks for tuning in.

Tonight down in New Haven at Toad’s Place,Reggae Legend Beres (sounds like Barris) Hammond will be performing on the main stage.  Friday Night Hip Hop Emcee Action Bronson will be headlining a show featuring local Hip Hop acts Duece Bug, Phenom and Rowdy City at 8pm.  Saturday night Fuel, VENREZ, Bad Axis and Progmatic make for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Also down in New Haven tonight,at Café Nine. Indie Rock band Baby Grand Perform w/ Fightwinner at Cafe Nine. On Friday Night TACO HUT MUSIC Presents • The Proud Flesh, Speakeasy, Heads With Wings, and White Walls. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Idiot Village Rock Lottery; Musicians thrown together by fate and given two weeks to get their act together and perform live. More online at www.cafenine.com

At  Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford Friday Night. Guitarist Joe Moss and Band perform Saturday night, McDonald Teague Band perform their blues infused rock show. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight continues this season’s Thursday Night “Jazz on the River ” series at Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown.  The Josh Gosselin Trio  will be performing.
This Thursday Real Art Ways presents their monthly Creative Cocktail hour. They will be celebrating gallery show Openings for artists: Samuel ROWLETT, Dave SINAGUGLIA, and Ken MORGAN with Music by with DJ MAL and and BATED BREATH providing bite size theatre performances. www.realartways.org

Here in Middletown Friday night, Vinnies Jump and Jive presents their monthly swing and blues Dance.   More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/

Friday evening at the Buttonwood tree here in Middletown, Joe Flood will be performing with Joe Fonda on Upright bass and Scott Kessel, drumship enterprise!  Don’t miss this combination of creative musicians. Saturday night from 8-10pm jazz musician Dan Arcamone who has just released a new album, will be playing a mix from all three of his albums and jazz standards.   Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy the meal help prepare the feast at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30 am. Later on at 7:30 at the Buttonwood Sunday evening, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. It’s Produced and hosted by Ty Mapp,  More information about all Buttonwood. events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

Friday night at Higher Grounds Coffee House at 70 Main Street East Hampton it’s their weekly open mic show starts at 8PM. Saturday it’s live local music at higher grounds.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. Tonight Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, opens a run of “The Pirates, Band of Misfits” from the Animators who created  Wallace & Gromit,  for a  new stop-motion animated movie set in the rollicking pirate realm. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Through tonight  Real Art Ways is showing ‘Peace, Love and Misunderstanding’   a heartfelt comedy and a story about second chances and the things that divide and reunite families.
Through Thursday Real Art Ways continues their run of the new film, Pease Love and Misunderstanding starring Jane Fonda. On Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of, First Position, which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet for a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow. Friday Nigt Real Art Ways is offering another opportunity to see the new Bob Marley documentary, “Marley”. More online at www.realartways.org

For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access
arts2GO.org for updated information.

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight.

Right after the Jive at Five,

5:05-6pm
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm
Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

6:30-8pm
Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

8-9:30pm
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
Where hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases

9:30-11pm
Art Projects with Aaron Berger
Going far in the name of artistic expression, but never losing hold of anchors in quality control and cultural relevance. Shoegaze and Garage meets Psych-Folk and Ambient Drone; HipHop and Soul meets 2-Step and Grime. It’s all fair game. Mixed with auditory bric-a-brac for optimal digestion.

11pm-12:30am
Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze
An anti-genre, request-based melting pot. Each episode, we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter. A wild romp through the annals of WESU’s music library, supported and guided by the interests of our listeners.

12:30-1:30am
Sunspot Loops
Let’s explore what’s new in the world and rearrange what exists into a form we can claim to understand. Listen to everything. Nothing gets hyped on. (micro-genres)

Friday, 1:30-4am
The Graveyard with DJ Otto Nation
An eclectic mix of music from the WESU collection of new releases.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast 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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on. Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob Derosa.

06-20-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, June 20th. 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Jaki Host of Jaki’s Buzz heard on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 6pm here in WESU.
Here’s a rundown of what’s happening in our area this week.
Here in Middletown Middletown every third Wednesday from June to October, 5-8 pm you can join the Middletown Gallery Walk for an opportunity to visit North End Galleries, Shops, and Restaurants who are collaborating to offer this community event in Middletown’s Arts District. More online at www.artstogo.org
Tonight down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, it’s their weekly dubstep dance party. Thursday Reggae Legend Beres (sounds like Barris) Hammond will be performing on the main stage.  Friday Night Hip Hop Emcee Action Bronson will be headlining a show featuring local Hip Hop acts Duece Bug, Phenom and Rowdy City at 8pm.  Saturday night Fuel, VENREZ, Bad Axis and Progmatic make for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Also down in New Haven tonight, Manic Productions Presents JEFF The Brotherhood w/ Uncle Bad Touch and 2 Ton Bug at Café Nine. Thursday at 9pm Indie Rock band Baby Grand Perform w/ Fightwinner at Cafe Nine. On Friday Night TACO HUT MUSIC Presents • The Proud Flesh, Speakeasy, Heads With Wings, and White Walls. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Idiot Village Rock Lottery; Musicians thrown together by fate and given two weeks to get their act together and perform live. More online at www.cafenine.com

Tonight at  Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford you can catch TOMMY WHALEN hosting their weekly BLUES JAM session. Friday Night. Guitarist Joe Moss and Band perform Saturday night, McDonald Teague Band perform their blues infused rock show. www.blackeyedsallys.com
This Thursday night continues this season’s Thursday Night “Jazz on the River ” series at Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown.  The Josh Gosselin Trio  will be performing.
This Thursday Real Art Ways presents their monthly Creative Cocktail hour. They will be celebrating gallery show Openings for artists: Samuel ROWLETT, Dave SINAGUGLIA, and Ken MORGAN with Music by with DJ MAL and and BATED BREATH providing bite size theatre performances. www.realartways.org
Here in Middletown Friday night, Vinnies Jump and Jive presents their monthly swing and blues Dance.   More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/
Friday evening at the Buttonwood tree here in Middletown, Joe Flood will be performing with Joe Fonda on Upright bass and Scott Kessel, drumship enterprise!  Don’t miss this combination of creative musicians. Saturday night from 8-10pm jazz musician Dan Arcamone who has just released a new album, will be playing a mix from all three of his albums and jazz standards.   Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy the meal help prepare the feast at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30 am. Later on at 7:30 at the Buttonwood Sunday evening, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. It’s Produced and hosted by Ty Mapp,  More information about all Buttonwood. events at www.buttonwood.orgor 860.347.4957
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. Tonight Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, opens a run of “The Pirates, Band of Misfits” from the Animators who created  Wallace & Gromit,  for a  new stop-motion animated movie set in the rollicking pirate realm. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org
Through Thursday  Real Art Ways is showing ‘Peace, Love and Misunderstanding’   a heartfelt comedy and a story about second chances and the things that divide and reunite families.
Through Thursday Real Art Ways continues their run of the new film, Pease Love and Misunderstanding starring Jane Fonda. On Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of, First Position, which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet for a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow. Friday Nigt Real Art Ways is offering another opportunity to see the new Bob Marley documentary, “Marley”. More online at www.realartways.org
For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org– the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access
arts2GO.org for updated information.

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight.
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano for an hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

From 6-6:30pm, it’s Free Speech Radio News for your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

At 6:30 and running until 8pm, it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion spinning Techno music from around the globe mixed live since 1992.

From 8 to 9:30pm it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce with the best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

At 9:30, running until11pm it’s The Vault with DJ Anton Banks presenting listeners with the very latest in underground electronica on vinyl format plus exclusive sets from international producers and DJs.

11pm it’s Midnight Munchies with DJ Gus Lo –  for 90 minutes of  below Ground Hip Hop Street music.

From 12:30-1:30am  Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat scours the world of music to find as many versions of a single song as possible.  Join the exploration of the modern musical standards!

from 1:30-4am Otto Nation weaves a magical musical tapestry of international sounds from around the world.
we begin tomorrow’s broadcast 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, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of Bliss….

06-18-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, June 18th. 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Ben Michael
Here in Middletown Tonight and every Monday at 8:30, Vinnies Jump and Jivepresents a FREE swing and blues practicum offering an opportunity to
practice your dancing in a low-key and friendly setting. Friday night
Vinnies presents their monthly swing and blues Dance.   More online at
Every Monday night in Middletown, J-CHERRY hosts the ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street.  Signups begin at 7:30pm. Performances start at 8:00pm.  Friday evening from 8-10 pm. Joe Flood will be performing with Joe Fonda on Upright bass and Scott Kessel, drumship enterprise!  Don’t miss this combination of rare musicians. Saturday night from 8-10pm jazz musician Dan Arcamone who has just released a new album, will be playing a mix from all three of his albums and jazz standards.  \
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All ares welcome and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Later on Sunday, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. It’s Produced and hosted by Ty Mapp,
Sunday at 7:30 at the Buttonwood. More information about all Buttonwood
events at www.buttonwood.org> or 860.347.4957.
Tonight down in New Haven, Rohn Lawrence and Friends make smooth jazz on the lily pad stage.  Tuesday The Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger will be playing at Toad’s Place at 7pm. Weds is dubstep night, Thursday Reggae Legend Beres Hammond will be performing on the main stage at Toads.  Friday Night Hip Hop Emcee Action Bronson will be headlining a show featuring local Hip Hop acts Duece Bug, Phenom and Rowdy City at 8pm.  Saturday night Fuel, VENREZ, Bad Axis and Progmaticmake for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at
Also down in New Haven tonight at 7:30 pm you can catch the Fistful of Jokes Comedy Series hosted by Andrew and Jerry Morgan. At 10pm the Nine Presents an Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss. 
Tuesday Night Café nine at 8pm Everyone’s favorite former Texas gubernatorial candidate, political commentator and self-proclaimed “author, columnist, musician and beautician,” Kinky Friedman is going bipolar, as in Kinky Friedman’s Bi-Polar Tour.
At 8pm Wednesday Manic Productions Presents JEFF The Brotherhood w/ Uncle Bad Touch and 2 Ton Bug. the Brotherhood known as JEFF. Known for their relentless touring and their “we’ll play anywhere” mentality, they have built a reputation for stripping rock music down to its basics, and delivering mind-bending live shows.  Thurday at 9pm Indie Rock band Baby Grand Perform w/Fightwinner.
On Friday Night TACO HUT MUSIC Presents The Proud Flesh; Speakeasy; Heads With Wings; and White Walls. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Idiot Village Rock Lottery; Musicians thrown together by fate and given two weeks to get their act together and perform live.
Also tonight in Hartford, The Charter Oak Cultural Center’s weekly event JAZZ
MONDAYS at Blackeyed Sally’s features Craig Hartley www.hartfordjazzjam.com
Wednesday Night at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch TOMMY WHALEN BLUES JAM Friday Night. Guitarist Joe Moss and Band perform Saturday night, McDonald Teague Band perform their blues infused rock show. www.blackeyedsallys.com
This Thursday night continues this season’s Thursday Night “Jazz
on the River ” series at Mattabesett Canoe Club in Middletown.  The Josh Gosselin Trio  will be performing, 
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this
week.Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  presents Children of Paradise –a restoration of a controversial film made during Nazi occupied Europe by  French film maker Marcel Carne’Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org   www.cinestudio.org/>
Through Thursday  Real Art Ways is showing ‘Peace, Love and Misunderstanding’   a heartfelt comedy and a story about second chances and the things that divide and reunite families.
On Friday June 22nd. Real Art Ways opens a run of, First Position, which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet for a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org
For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At
Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website
for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access
arts2GO.org for updated information.
Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight.
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of straight up Jazz on
Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry during our weekday commercial free musical
drive time programming.
At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the
Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.
6:30 it’s Life is a Killer with Johnny Analog, Moving through the blues
Diaspora featuring an eclectic mix of porch country blues and big city
electric blues to jazz, R&B and soul.
at 8:00 Lord Lewis presents:  the Rumpus Room for 90 minutes of scorching
vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and
Latin dance floor grooves.
At 9:30 Tom Gatzen presents a 2 hr weekly does of loud and heavy music on
Aaargh!!
From 11:30 – 1:00 Anvil Isle presents a musical monsoon of alternative rock,
blues, dream, funk, hard rock, indie, punk, reggae, surf, and world music
inviting you to bury your feet in the sand and hear the waves come crashing
through your speakers.
From 1-3:00 Psychedelic Rick presents the late night Summer Concert Series
featuring live concerts in their full glory. Tonight’s program features
Legendary New London Rockers,  The Reducer recorded live @ The 2011 Daffodil Fest. This is in Honor of Steve Kaika, bassist for the Reducers who sadly
passed away last week on June 12.  Following that,  Rick celebrates Father’s
day with the Mother with Frank Zappa and the Mothers’ Live in concert @ The
Filmore East in June 1971.
From 3-4am Maximum Rock and Roll Radio features an hour of international
loud rock and punk. The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast 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, and if you know of any events
that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to
jive@wesufm.org
If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find
elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you
depend on.
Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at
www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.
Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of commercial free jazz with
Charles Henry.

Friday Jive 06-15-12

Good afternoon. It’s Friday, June 15th, 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.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Tonight, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown welcomes Amandla, an original roots reggae ensemble featuring five internationally renowned reggae artists. Saturday is June 16 and that is “Bloomsday”, the day in the life that is “Ulysses”. The Buttonwood Tree has a long-standing tradition of celebrating James Joyce’s literary legacy. This year’s event is again hosted by Abigail Reynolds and features live music by Full Gael followed by an Open Mic.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.

Later at 4pm on Sunday, the monthly Poetry Potluck gathering offers an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. This isn’t an open mike. More information about all Buttonwood events can be found at buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957

  

Down in New Haven tonight at Café Nine, Sarah Lou Richards and Mike Clifford are in for an early set of Nashville twang at 6:30. Later at 9:30 Christina Harris returns to New Haven and co-headlines a night of piano driven pop.  Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends. Saturday Night Babement, an all girl Pavement cover band; Dead Wives; and Two Inch Astronaut make for a Garage post punk showcase. More online at www.cafenine.com

Tonight, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents an evening of music with Robert Randolph and The Family Band. Saturday Night Mathew Sweet brings his “Girlfriend” tour to Infinity Hall. Sunday night Donna The Buffalo take the stage. More can be found at infinityhall.com

Tonight is comedy night with  Sex and the City’s Dr. Bram Walker – Kevin Flynn at Bridge Street Live!, in Collinsville. Saturday night Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez take the stage. Visit 41BridgeStreet.com for more information.

In Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood are back on the stage tonight. Saturday night, Philly Blues singer Gina Sicilia returns to Black-eyed Sally’s. More information can be found at blackeyedsallys.com

Here in Middletown tonight, Vinnies Jump and Jive present their Salsa Social dance Night. On Saturday night Vinnies hosts a Break Dance Cypher.   More can be found online at vinniesjumpandjive.com

Tonight in East Hampton at the Higher Grounds Coffee House at 70 Main Street, it’s the weekly open mic. Show starts at 8PM. Every Saturday it’s a live local music at Higher Grounds.

Tonight The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook presents Ollabelle, a New York based folk-roots-rock band that began playing gospel tunes in Manhattan’s Lower East Side following 9/11. More information can be found at thekate.org or by calling 860-388-3286.

Saturday night at the Outer Space in Hamden you can catch Jug band revivalists Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights in a double bill with Americana sweethearts, Amalgamated Muck (including the Grammy-nominated Lauren Agnelli), for a night of local roots music.

Saturday morning at 11am you are invited to join the Russell Library Knitters,

an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required.  The group meets in Meeting Room 3 at the Russell Library in Middletown on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month.  You can get more information at russelllibrary.org or by calling 860.347.2528

Now here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this week.

Tonight Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford presents an incredible restoration of Marcel Carné’s film Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise) which has been called by some, the greatest of all French movies. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.

Tonight Real Art Ways begins a run of “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding” starring Jane Fonda. And Real Art Ways has extended its run of Marley, capturing the life of reggae great Bob Marley, continuing through Saturday. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org
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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 The Brittle Diameter
 w/Josh Sharp – 
A varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic.  Continuity and cohesion are the watchwords here.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News from The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporters.

At 6:30, until 8pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee – Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee – The Voice of Hartford, featuring local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Spotlighting Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until Midnight, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio 
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At Midnight until 1:30am Saturday it’s 
N.E. Tempo with 
DJ Berk
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

At 1:30am we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave 
until 3am – Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 3, to 4am it’s the Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

Then, we bring you
 Sing Out! 
from 4 to 5am, on a mission to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics, and to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives.

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 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 – Traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffe Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara
 – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

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 from Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

If you didn’t get a chance to write down some information for an event mentioned in our jive at five –we’ve published the script for today’s jive online at jiveat5.blogspot.com 
And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!