Tues., July 31 Jive

Tuesday July 31st jive
Good evening, it’s Tuesday, July 31st. 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. I’m Maria Johnson. Thanks for making WESU your listener-supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio.

Here in Middletown  Mondays through Thursdays  from 10am-noon during August, Stacey Stroka leads The Buttonwood Tree’s Open Arts & Crafts program. Everyone is welcome!
Every first Thursday of the month there’s an open mic with Bob Gotta, with sign ups starting at 6:30pm.
Friday night, CT native Randy Burns will be playing with The Brothers Radcliffe at the Buttonwood Tree at 8pm.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

 Tomorrow night down in New Haven is always the weekly dubstep dance party at Toad’s Place, and Thursday brings the alternative rock band Our Lady Peace to the main stage at 9pm. Friday night rock out with Rock This Wild World, featuring Blacktop Forest, Tomorrow Just Started, The Restless and many more.  Saturday night Toads hosts the Wu Block Tour featuring Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Also down in New Haven tonight Café Nine will have an indie showcase including Ceschi, Dark Time Sunshine and Crushcon 7. Tomorrow night Hadoukan presents a local metal showcase starting at 9pm. Thursday brings roots group Blue Pontiac to the stage, and Friday Night will see Detroit punk band Tyvek along with the Frustrations. • Café  N  ine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday Night there will be a Luau Variety Show, and Sunday Chain and the Gang along with Human Pontiac will be taking the stage. More online at www.cafenine.com

The Middletown Commission on the Arts present its annual Summer Sounds concert series on the City’s South Green (Union Park) tonight and on upcoming Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. Tonight features the Kenn Morr Band. More information at arts2go.org.  

Also tonight, Klekolo World Coffee is bringing back a weekly poetry night hosted by Evan Okun. This will be every Tuesday from 6-8pm.

Tonight and on upcoming Tuesday nights in Hartford, you can catch  Mike Palin’s “Other orchestra” an 18-piece big band live on stage at Black-eyed Sally’s.  Tomorrow and every Wednesday night, Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! On Friday night singer-songwriters Peter Karp and Sue Foley will take the stage at Sally’s, followed by Mike Law and the Playboys on Saturday night. More at www.blackeyedsallys.com

On Friday, Aug. 3rd, the Middletown Commission on the Arts and Oddfellows Playhouse present the 24th Annual Children’s Circus of Science. The talented young performers will bounce around like molecules in an atom, explore the elements of fire, earth, air and water, and of course there will be a mad scientist or two. The circus will explore a range of scientific subjects all the way from the dinosaurs and marine biology to string theory. Famous scientists — or famous-scientist clowns — be also appear. The circus will begin at 5 p.m. at Macdonough School at 66 Spring St., Middletown.

This Saturday there will be a FREE family friendly one-day Festival of Caribbean Food, Music, Games and Traditions at the Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Hartford. Live entertainment will include Leroy Sibbles, Calypso Rose, Anthem, the St. Lucia Folk Singers, Orquestra Espada, Junior Holt, Toussaint Liberator, Don Minot and many more. more information at tastct.org

Saturday morning at 11, The Russell Knitters meet and work at The Russell Library here in Middletown. All are welcome to share their expertise and experience. More online at www.russelllibrary.org

ARTFARM presents Shakespeare Everywhere! The Compleate Work this Sunday, August 5th at 5pm in the Cedar Grove at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. The event, hosted by Chion Wolf, is the culmination of a month-long series of guerilla Shakespeare performances. Shakespeare scenes, monologs and songs plus live music and stories.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful grove overlooking the Connecticut River Valley.
For info, go to www.art-farm.org

 Speaking of farms, ‘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. The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October. 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 in Middletown.

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. You can access arts2GO.org for updated information.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.
Tonight,  Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  will be finishing its run of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Opening tomorrow and running through Next Tuesday, Cinestudio will be presenting the 1977 classic Woody Allen movie, Annie Hall. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Tonight through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford will continue its run of the documentary ‘Paul Williams: Still Alive.’ Starting on Friday, Real Art Ways will begin a viewing of ‘The Queen of Versailles’ an epic documentary following billionaires Jackie and David and their rags to riches story. Tickets, times, and more online at  www.realartways.org

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight:  as we kick off our Summer Program guide.
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Finding Bliss: Words and Music with DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli, an interview, free-form talk show about people who are following their hearts and living authentically.

Then, from 6-6:30, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network, followed by J-Cherry and The Voice of the City from 6:30 to 8, featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music at it s best.

Then, from  8-10pm, it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music that has a roots influence.

From 10pm-Midnight, stay tuned for Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat. He’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.

Then, from Midnight – 1:30 am, it’s Back From Baltimore with Hannah Malloy, bringing you new and old psychedelic, indie, rock, folk, alternative, lo-fi music and at least a few tunes from Baltimore’s music scene.

From 1:30-2:30am, stay tuned for Random Access Music – with DJ Cheshire Cat, a suicide shuffle of songs and sounds.

That’s followed by The Graveyard with DJ Otto Nation, an eclectic mix of music from the WESU collection of new releases.
And then 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 Finding Bliss.

Friday’s Jive 7-27-12

Good afternoon, it’s Friday, July 27th, 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, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents the Brubeck Brothers quartet. The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage Saturday night and Tommy Emmanuel returns to Infinity Hall on Sunday. More at www.inifinityhall.com

Down in New Haven’s Café Nine tonight, it’s an ode to The Replacements, featuring a screening of Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends. Saturday night Blue Plate Radio and Taste Of New Haven Present: a summer evening of culinary delights strolling through Downtown New Haven and ending with a world-class jazz, funk, and R&B show! For more information go to tasteofnewhaven.com

Down in New Haven at Toads Place tonight is the Summer Slam Fest and Saturday night Shakedown plays the Grateful Dead And Beyond on the Toad’s main stage.  Rhythmic Circus and Carbonated Insight open that show. More can be found at toadsplace.com

Tonight in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s blues performer Dave Keller takes the Sally’s stage at 9pm and Saturday night, the Delta Generators take the stage there. More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com

Saturday at Center Church on the Green on Temple Street in New Haven “The Tallest Man on Earth” and “Strand of Oaks” will perform at 7:00pm. More info can be found at manicproductions.org

Here in Middletown tonight Vinnie’s Jump ‘n’ Jive presents a salsa dance party.  More about dance classes and events for young and old can be found at vinniesjumpandjive.com.

Also, here in Middletown tonight, Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents Steve Scionti’s “Hear What’s In The Heart: A Shoemaker’s Tale” at 8 pm in the CFA Theater. Middletown’s own Steve Scionti brings to life all the passion, comedy and drama inherent in a Sicilian-American family in a play co-written by director Anthony Crivello. For more information, contact the Box Office at 860.685.3355 or visit Wesleyan.edu/cfa

On Friday night, at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, J Cherry and the Strawberries will perform a variety show entitled Voice of the City. This is a variety show from the heart of the community with performers of every style and sound, living, working, and creating in the city of Middletown and the surrounding area. It’s poetry, dance, song, comedy, and bits of wisdom. Where the community is the theater. Saturday night is a double header with Alli and the Oxen Frees and folk group Mumblty-Peg performing a benefit concert, with proceeds going towards Pathways To Go, Inc. The show starts at 8pm. 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 can be found at www.buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957

This Saturday also brings the return of the CT Traditional Jazz Fest to SHERATON FOUR POINTS HOTEL in Meriden.  This year’s festival features The Midiri Brothers, Galvanized Jazz Band, The Heartbeat Jazz Band, and more.  More can be found online at greatctjazz.org

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 open from10am-2pm every Friday and is located at the corner of Liberty and Main Streets. The longstanding Middletown farmers’ market is located on the south Green and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. now through October.

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 a week long run of the dramedy, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at cinestudio.org

Tonight, Real Art Ways in Hartford begins a run of Paul Williams: Still Alive, a documentary that tracks down the actor/singer/songwriter. 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!

Monday July 30th jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, July 30th. 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. I’m Miranda Quast, Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio.
 
Here in Middletown Mondays through Thursdays  from 10am-noon during July and August, Stacey Stroka leads The Buttonwood Tree’s Open Arts & Crafts program. Everyone is welcome! 
Every Monday night, J-CHERRY hosts the ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE.  Signups beginning at 7:30pm and Performances starting at 8:00.
Every first Thursday of the month there’s an open mic with Bob Gotta, with sign ups starting at 6:30pm.
Friday night, CT native Randy Burns will be playing with The Brothers Radcliffe at the Buttonwood Tree at 8pm.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

Tonight and every Monday night down in New Haven, Rohn Lawrence and Friends make smooth jazz on the lily pad stage. But before they hit the stage, indie folk-pop band The Head and the Heart will be taking the stage at 8pm.Wednesday is always the weekly dubstep dance party, and Thursday brings alternative rock band Our Lady Peace to the main stage at 9pm. Friday night rock out with Rock This Wild World, featuring Blacktop Forest, Tomorrow Just Started, The Restless and many more.  Saturday night Toads hosts the Wu Block Tour featuring Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Also down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine, The Elm City Americana Series returns featuring Milksop: Unsung. Tomorrow night Café Nine will have an indie showcase including Ceschi, Dark Time Sunshine and Crushcon 7. Wednesday night Hadoukan presents a local metal showcase starting at 9pm. Thursday brings roots group Blue Pontiac to the stage, and Friday Night will see Detroit punk band Tyvek along with the Frustrations. • Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday Night there will be a Luau Variety Show, and Sunday Chain and the Gang along with Human Pontiac will be taking the stage. More online at www.cafenine.com

The Middletown Commission on the Arts present their annual Summer Sounds concert series on the City’s South Green (Union Park) on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. Tomorrow night features the Kenn Morr Band. More information at arts2go.org.   

Also on Tuesday, Klekolo World Coffee is bringing back a weekly poetry night hosted by Evan Okun. This will be every Tuesday from 6-8pm.

The Hartford Jazz Society brings live jazz every Monday night to Bushnell Park followed by a jam session at Blackeyed Sallys. Starts at 6 pm.   
On Tuesday nights in Hartford, you can catch  Mike Palin’s “Other orchestra” an 18 piece big band live on stage at Black-eyed Sally’s.  Every Wednesday night Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! On Friday night singer-songwriters Peter Karp and Sue Foley will take the stage at Sally’s, followed by Mike Law and the Playboys on Saturday night. More at www.blackeyedsallys.com

This Saturday there will be a FREE family friendly one-day Festival of Caribbean Food, Music, Games and Traditions at the Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Hartford. Live entertainment will include Leroy Sibbles, Calypso Rose, Anthem, the St. Lucia Folk Singers, Orquestra Espada, Junior Holt, Toussaint Liberator, Don Minot and many more. more information at tastct.org

Saturday morning at 11, The Russell Knitters meet and work at The Russell Library here in Middletown. All are welcome to share their expertise and experience. More online at www.russelllibrary.org
ARTFARM presents Shakespeare Everywhere! The Compleate Work this Sunday, August 5th at 5pm in the Cedar Grove at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. The event, hosted by Chion Wolf, is the culmination of a month-long series of guerilla Shakespeare performances. Shakespeare scenes, monologs and songs plus live music and stories.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful grove overlooking the Connecticut River Valley.

For info, go to www.art-farm.org 

 ‘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. The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October. 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 in Middletown.
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. You can access arts2GO.org for updated information.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.

Tonight and Tomorrow,  Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  will be finishing its run of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Opening Wednesday and running through Next Tuesday, Cinestudio, will be presenting the 1977 classic Woody Allen movie, Annie Hall. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Tonight through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartfordwill continue their run of the documentary ‘Paul Williams: Still Alive.’ Starting on Friday, Real Art Ways will begin a viewing of ‘The Queen of Versailles’ an epic documentary following billionaires Jackie and David and their rags to riches story. Tickets, times, and more online at  www.realartways.org 
Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight:  as we kick off our Summer Program guide.
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  Johnny Analog’s Life is a Killer. Moving through the blues diaspora from front 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 dose 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.

Thursday’s Jive at Five

Good evening, it’s Thursday July 26th, and 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. 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, The Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents a weekly Thursday night “Jazz on the River ” series. For info call 860-347-9999.

Tonight’s Summer Concert Series, Girl Howdie, at the Luis Lopez Garden on Main Street in Middletown, from 6-8pm has been rescheduled for August 23rd, due to the severe weather threat tonight.

Also tonight, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents Grammy winner Marc Cohn followed by the Brubeck Brothers quartet on Friday night. The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage Saturday night and Tommy Emmanuel returns to Infinity Hall on Sunday. more at www.inifinityhall.com

Down in New Haven’s Café Nine tonight, Jazz Haven presents an early show by the Abe Ovadia Group, followed by the Thirsty Thursday Trio at 10. Friday will hold an ode to The Replacements, featuring a screening of Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday night BLUE PLATE RADIO and TASTE OF NEW HAVEN Present: a summer evening of culinary delights strolling through Downtown New Haven and ending with a world-class jazz, funk, and R&B show! For more information go to tasteofnewhaven.com

Down in New Haven, at Toads Place, tonight Ingrid Michaelson on the main stage. Friday night is the Summer Slam Fest and Saturday night SHAKEDOWN plays the Grateful DEAD AND BEYOND on the Toad’s main stage.  Rhythmic Circus and Carbonated Insight open that show. More can be found at toadsplace.com

Tonight in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band is on stage. Friday night blues performer Dave Keller takes the Sally’s stage at 9pm and Saturday night, the Delta Generators take the stage at Black-eyed Sally’s. More can be found at  blackeyedsallys.com

Evergreen Walk Town of South Windsor
Outdoor Concert Series

Shows are held @ Rockville Bank Park (near LL Bean) Bring a blanket and enjoy the summer sounds of Latanya & Friend Featuring: Scott Wattel on keys, Dave Smith on bass, Keith Gibson on guitar, Jason Arnold on drums and Billy Rosa on percussion.

Saturday at Center Church on the Green on Temple Street in New Haven “The Tallest Man on Earth” and “Strand of Oaks” will perform at 7:00pm more info can be found at manicproductions.org

Here in Middletown on Friday night Vinnie’s Jump ‘n’ Jive presents a salsa dance party.  More about dance classes and events for young and old can be found at vinniesjumpandjive.com.

On Friday night, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, J Cherry and the Strawberries will perform a variety show entitled Voice of the City.

VOICE of the CITY, is a variety show from the heart of the community with performers of every style and sound, living, working, and creating in the city of Middletown and the surrounding area. It’s poetry, dance, song, comedy, and bits of wisdom. Where the community is the theater. 

Saturday night is a double header with Alli and the Oxen Frees and folk group Mumblty-Peg performing a benefit concert, with proceeds going towards Pathways To Go, Inc. The show starts at 8pm.

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 can be found at buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957

This Saturday also brings the return of the CT Traditional Jazz Fest to SHERATON FOUR POINTS HOTEL in Meriden.  This year’s festival features The Midiri Brothers, Galvanized Jazz Band, The Heartbeat Jazz Band, and more.  More can be found online at greatctjazz.org

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 open from10am-2pm every Friday and is located at the corner of Liberty and Main Streets. The longstanding Middletown farmers’ market is located on the south Green and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. now through October.

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, closes their run of “Moonrise Kingdom” by American film director Wes Anderson.  Tomorrow night Cinestudio presents a week long run of the dramedy, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at cinestudio.org

Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of Polisse, the Cannes Film Festival winner that follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of Paul Williams: Still Alive, a documentary that tracks down the actor/singer/songwriter. 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.

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on our summer program at WESU tonight:

Right after the Jive at Five Right stay tuned for, 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.

07-25-12 Jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, July 25th 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience” and Connecticut’s number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for tuning in!

Down in New Haven’s Café Nine tonight, you can catch an early show starting at 8 with violinist Ada Pasternack, followed by a late show at 10 Pat Dalton and friends. Thursday night, Jazz Haven presents an early show by the Abe Ovadia Group, followed by the Thirsty Thursday Trio at 10. Friday will hold an ode to The Replacements, featuring a screening of Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by  Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday night  BLUE PLATE RADIO and TASTE OF NEW HAVEN Present: a summer evening of culinary delights strolling through Downtown New Haven and ending with a world-class jazz, funk, and R&B show! For more information go to tasteofnewhaven.com

Tonight at 8:30 and on all Wednesday nights in Hartford, Blackeyed Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! This week’s session is hosted by Tim McDonald.   Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band is on stage Thursday night at Sally’s . Friday night blues performer Dave Keller takes the stage at 9pm and Saturday night, the Delta Generators take the stage at Black-eyed Sally’s. More can be found at  blackeyedsallys.com

This evening, the Friends of Long Hill Estate  ‘Music at the Mansion’ series at the Wadsworth Mansion in  Middletown features the swing sounds of Eight to the Bar at 6:30, with the grounds open for picnicking at 5:30. More can found online at wadsworthmansion.com.

Also tonight, Manic Productions presents a free 21-and-over show featuring Filligar, Turf War, and The Joiner Inners at BAR in New Haven.

Saturday at Center Church on the Green on Temple Street in New Haven “The Tallest Man on Earth” and “Strand of Oaks” will perform at  7:00pm more info can be found at manicproductions.org

Down in New Haven, at Toads Place, tonight is the weekly dubstep dance party, and Thursday night will see Ingrid Michaelson on the main stage. Friday night is the Summer Slam Fest and Saturday night SHAKEDOWN plays the Grateful DEAD AND BEYOND on the Toad’s main stage.  Rhythmic Circus and Carbonated Insight open that show. More can be found at toadsplace.com

Here in Middletown on Friday night Vinnies Jump ‘n’ Jive presents a salsa dance party.  More about dance classes and events for young and old can be found at vinniesjumpandjive.com.

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

Also Thursday night, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents Grammy winner Marc Cohn followed by the Brubeck Brothers quartet on Friday night. The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage Saturday night and Tommy Emmanuel returns to Infinity Hall on Sunday. more at www.inifinityhall.com

On Friday night, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, J Cherry and the Strawberries will perform a variety show entitled Voice of the City.

Saturday night is a double header with Alli and the Oxen Frees and folk group Mumblty-Peg performing a benefit concert, with proceeds going towards Pathways To Go, Inc. The show starts at 8pm.

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 can be found at buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957

This Saturday also brings the return of the CT Traditional Jazz Fest to SHERATON FOUR POINTS HOTEL in Meriden.  This year’s festival features The Midiri Brothers, Galvanized Jazz Band, The Heartbeat Jazz Band, and more.  More can be found online at greatctjazz.org

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 open from10am-2pm every Friday and is located at the corner of  Liberty and Main Streets. The longstanding Middletown farmers’ market is located on the south Green and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m now through October.

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, closes their run of “Moonrise Kingdom” by American film director Wes Anderson.  Tomorrow night Cinestudio presents a week long run of the dramedy, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at cinestudio.org

Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of Polisse, the Cannes Fim Festival winner that follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of Paul Williams: Still Alive, a documentary that tracks down the actor/singer/songwriter. 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.

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on our Summer program at WESU tonight:

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 11:00 it’s an expanded version of The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. 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.

Tues., July 24 Jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, July 24th. 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 Maria Johnson.

Down in New Haven’s Café Nine tonight, you can catch the 70’s-influenced country-rock performers Jack Wilson and Jay Russell. Tomorrow there will be an early show starting at 8 with violinist Ada Pasternack, followed by a late show at 10 Pat Dalton and friends. Thursday Jazz Haven presents an early show by the Abe Ovadia Group, followed by the Thirsty Thursday Trio at 10. Friday will hold an ode to The Replacements, featuring a screening of Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by  Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday night  BLUE PLATE RADIO and TASTE OF NEW HAVEN Present: a summer evening of culinary delights strolling through Downtown New Haven and ending with a world-class jazz, funk, and R&B show! For more information go to tasteofnewhaven.com

Also tonight and on all Tuesday nights in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece big band jazz ensemble.  Tomorrow and 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 Tim McDonald.   Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band is on stage Thursday night at Sally’s . Friday night blues performer Dave Keller takes the stage at 9pm and Saturday night, the Delta Generators take the stage at Black-eyed Sally’s. More at www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tomorrow, the Friends of Long Hill Estate  ‘Music at the Mansion’ series at the Wadsworth Mansion in  Middletown features the swing sounds of Eight to the Bar at 6:30, with the grounds open for picnicking at 5:30. http://www.wadsworthmansion.com for details

Also tomorrow, Manic Productions presents a free 21-and-over show featuring Filligar, Turf War, and The Joiner Inners at BAR in New Haven. Saturday at Center Church on the Green on Temple Street in New Haven “The Tallest Man on Earth” and “Strand of Oaks” will perform at  7:00pm ( All Ages) more info at manicproductions.org

Down in New Haven, at Toads Place,  tomorrow is the weekly dubstep dance party, and Thursday night will see Ingrid Michaelson on the main stage. Friday night is the Summer Slam Fest and Saturday night SHAKEDOWN plays the Grateful DEAD AND BEYOND on the Toad’s main stage.  Rhythmic Circus and Carbonated Insight open that show. More at www.toadsplace.com

Here in Middletown on Friday night Vinnies Jump ‘n’ Jive presents a salsa dance party.  More about dance classes and events for young and old online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/

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

Also Thursday night, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents Grammy winner Marc Cohn followed by the Brubeck Brothers quartet on Friday night. The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage Saturday night and Tommy Emmanuel returns to Infinity Hall on Sunday. more at www.inifinityhall.com

On Friday night, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, J Cherry and the Strawberries will perform a variety show entitled Voice of the City.

Saturday night is a double header with Alli and the Oxen Frees and folk group Mumblty-Peg performing a benefit concert, with proceeds going towards Pathways Togo, Inc. Show starts at 8pm.

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

This Saturday also brings the return of the CT Traditional Jazz Fest to SHERATON FOUR POINTS HOTEL in Meriden.  This year’s festival features The Midiri Brothers, Galvanized Jazz Band, The Heartbeat Jazz Band, and more.  more online at www.greatctjazz.org

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 open from10am-2pm every Friday and is located at the corner of  Liberty and Main Streets. The longstanding Middletown farmers’ market is located on the south Green and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m now through October.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week:
Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, closes their run of “Moonrise Kingdom” by American film director Wes Anderson.  Tomorrow night Cinestudio presents a week long run of the dramedy, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of Polisse, the Cannes Fim Festival winner that follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of Paul Williams: Still Alive, a documentary that tracks down the actor/singer/songwriter. 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, Piers Gelly of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass stirs the Melting Pot as he sits in for Kevin Lee.

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.

Then, from 1:30-2:30am, it’s Random Access Music – with DJ Cheshire Cat
A suicide shuffle of songs and sounds.

After that, 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 the Melting Pot.

July 23rd Jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, July 23rd. 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 Miranda Quast.
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. Tonight there will also be a performance by folk singer David Smith. Signups begin at7:30pm. Performances start at 8pm.
Friday night, J Cherry and the Strawberries will perform a variety show entitled Voice of the City at the Buttonwood.
Saturday night is a double header with Alli and the Oxen Frees and folk group Mumblty-Peg performing a benefit concert, with proceeds going towards Pathways Togo, Inc. Show starts at 8pm.
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’s Café Nine tonight, you can catch Laurelin’s Going Away Extravaganza with performances by Laurelin Kruse; The Merzodactyls and Me; and Jose Oyola and the Astronauts. Tuesday night brings 70’s influenced country-rock performers Jack Wilson and Jay Russell. Wednesday there will be an early show starting at 8 with violinist Ada Pasternack, followed by a late show at 10 Pat Dalton and friends. Thursday Jazz Haven presents an early show by the Abe Ovadia Group, followed by the Thirsty Thursday Trio at 10. Friday will hold an ode to The Replacements, featuring a screening of Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by  Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday night  BLUE PLATE RADIO and TASTE OF NEW HAVEN Present: a summer evening of culinary delights strolling through Downtown New Haven and ending with a world-class jazz, funk, and R&B show! For more information go to tasteofnewhaven.com
 
Down in New Haven at Toads Place, Rohn Lawrence and friends play smooth Jazz in the lily Pad on Monday Nights, with all ladies getting in free! Wednesday is the weekly dubstep dance party, and Thursday night will see Ingrid Michaelson on the main stage. Friday night is the Summer Slam Fest and Saturday night SHAKEDOWN plays the Grateful DEAD AND BEYOND on the Toad’s main stage.  Rhythmic Circus and Carbonated Insight open that show. More at www.toadsplace.com
Tonight in Hartford, The Charter Oak Cultural Center’s weekly event JAZZ MONDAYS at Black-eyed Sally’s features Steve Davis. more at 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 Tim McDonald.   Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band is on stage Thursday night at Sally’s . Friday night blues performer Dave Keller takes the stage at 9pm and Saturday night, the Delta Generators take the stage at Black-eyed Sally’s. more at www.blackeyedsallys.com
 The Friends of Long Hill Estate  ‘Music at the Mansion’ series at the Wadsworth Mansion in  Middletown features the swing sounds of Eight to the Bar Wednesday night at 6:30, though the grounds are open for picnicking at 5:30. http://www.wadsworthmansion.com for details
Also this Wednesday, Manic productions presents a free (21+) show featuring Filligar, Turf War, and The Joiner Inners at BAR in New Haven.
 Saturday at Center Church on the Green on Temple Street in New Haven “The Tallest Man on Earth” and “Strand of Oaks” will perform at  7:00pm ( All Ages) more info at manicproductions.org
Tomorrow night at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts here in Middletown there will be a free midday performance by Gina Ulysse entitled, “Voodoo Doll: What if Haiti Were a Woman?”
This Saturday brings the return of the CT Traditional Jazz Fest to SHERATON FOUR POINTS HOTEL in Meriden.  This years festival features The Midiri Brothers, Galvanized Jazz Band, The Heartbeat Jazz Band, and more.  more info online at www.greatctjazz.org

Thursday night, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents Grammy winner Marc Cohn followed by the Brubeck Brothers quartet on Friday night. The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage Saturday night and Tommy Emmanuel returns to Infinity Hall on Sunday. more at www.inifinityhall.com 

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 open from10am-2pm every Friday and is located at the corner of  Liberty and Main STs. The Longstanding Middletown farmers’ market is located on the south Green and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m now through October.

 
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. 
Tonight and Tomorrow, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, closes their run of “Moonrise Kingdom” by American film director Wes Anderson.  Wednesday Night Cinestudio presents a week long run of the dramedy, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run Polisse, the Cannes Fim Festival winner that follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of Paul Williams: Still Alive, a documentary that tracks down the actor/singer/songwriter. 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. Tonight will be The Allman Bros and Grand Funk Railroad at the Atlanta International Pop Fest in 1970.
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 July 20 Jive

Good afternoon, it’s Friday, July 20th, 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 down in New Haven at Café Nine see Nona Hendrix, of the funk/glam/rock group ‘Labelle’. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the George Baker Experience. Saturday Night those rock and roll cats from the Cape, The Spampinato Brothers, w/ Big Fat Combo, will be performing live. More can be found online at cafenine.com

Tonight at Tools Bar and Grill, in New Britain, the Latin Quarter Jazz Collective take the stage, followed by the D. Smith Blues Band on Saturday night. More can be found at toolsbarandgrill.com

In Hartford tonight at Black Eyed Sally’s, storyteller and deep roots guitarist known as ‘The Sauce Boss” will take the stage, followed by the Randy Oxford Band on Saturday night. For more information, you can check out blackeyedsallys.com

Also here in Middletown Mondays through Thursdays through August, from 10am-noon, Stacey Sroka leads The Buttonwood Tree’s Open Arts & Crafts program. Everyone is welcome! Tonight, California performers Mark Lemaire and Twilight bring their ‘beautiful two-part harmonies and virtuoso guitar’ to The Buttonwood Tree. Saturday at The Buttonwood Tree there’s a double bill starting off with ‘contemporary jazz guitar innovators’ Sheryl Bailey and Vic Juris, followed by a little Rock n’ Roll with Ray Mason. Show begins at 8:00 pm.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. More information about all Buttonwood events can be found at www.buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957

The Hamden Arts Commission continues its 2012 Summer Concert Series with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes tonight at 7:30 pm at the Town Center Park at Meadowbrook, Hamden.

This week brings the return of the Gathering of the Vibes to Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Running through Sunday, this music festival features dozens of national and international performers. Highlights include Steel Pulse, Primus, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby With Special Guest Branford Marsalis,  The Mickey Hart Band, George Porter Jr, The Greyboy Allstars, Zappa Plays Zappa, The Stepkids, The Mclovins, Mates Of State, Deep Banana Blackout, Soulive And Lettuce, plus much much more with Master Of Ceremonies Wavy Gravy! Details can be found at gatheringofthevibes.com

The Greater Hartford Festival Of Jazz kicks off now and continues through Sunday at Bushnell Park in Hartford.  Gates Open at 5pm and the music starts at 7pm after opening ceremony. Sunday’s line up starts at 3p.m. with Destiny Africa Children’s Choir followed by Dana Lauren, and Afro-Semitic Experience, and closes with a 7:30 performance from The Hartford Symphony Orchestra performing a tribute to the music of “Cannonball” Adderley featuring Erica von Kleist. More online at http://www.hartfordjazz.com/

Saturday mornings at 11, The Russell Knitters meet and work at The Russell Library here in Middletown. All are welcome to share their expertise and experience. More can be found online at russelllibrary.org

Finally, in Middletown, on a social justice note, on Saturday at 1 pm, Encuentro will meet on Middletown’s South Green. Encuentro  (en-kwen-tro) is a gathering of individuals who are struggling for housing, education, health, freedom, justice, a voice, space to exist, peace, respect, community and dignity, and for humanity to counter the current tendency to prioritize big business over the general welfare. For more information, call 860-342-1070.

 And it’s the season for farmers’ markets and here are 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. The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October. 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 in Middletown.

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

Running through next Tuesday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford will present a new work by American director Wes Anderson entitled, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ which took the opening slot at the Cannes Film Festival. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Today through next Tuesday, Real Art Ways in Hartford will be showing ‘Polisse’, a film that follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working for the Child Proctection Unit of the Parisian police force. Tickets, times, and more can be found online 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!

Thursday’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday July 19th, and 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. 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.


Here in Middletown, Tonight the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park presents Thursday Nights’  “Jazz on the River “  from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. For info and reservations call 860-347-9999


Also here in Middletown tonight Grammy-nominated and National Endowment for the Arts crowned “Jazz Master” saxophonist David Liebman and his quartet perform in Wesleyans Center for the arts Crowell Concert Hall tonight.  www.wesleeyan.edu/cfa 


Tonight down In New Haven at café nine, the John D’Amato band to the stage, and Friday Night will see Nona Hendrix, of the funk/glam/rock group ‘Labelle’ Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the George Baker Experience this week. Saturday Night the rock and roll cats from the Cape, The Spampinato Brothers, w/ Big Fat Combo, will be performing live. More can be found online at cafenine.com

Tonight brings Real Art Ways’ monthly Creative Cocktail Hour gathering. This month’s event celebrates the opening of Brad Guarino’s: What Manner of Men which features large-scale figurative paintings exploring masculinity. The night also features music by DJ LOCK MESS and bite-sized theatre by Bated Breath. www.realartways.org




Friday at Tools Bar and Grill, in New Britain, the Latin Quarter Jazz Collective take the stage, followed by the D. Smith Blues Band on Saturday night. More can be found at Toolsbarandgrill.com

Friday in Hartford at Black Eyed Sally’s, storyteller and deep roots guitarist known as ‘The Sauce Boss” will take the stage at Sally’s, followed by the Randy Oxford Band on Saturday night. For more information, you can check out blackeyedsallys.com

Also here in Middletown Mondays through Thursdays, from 10am-noon through July and August, Stacey Stroka leads The Buttonwood Tree’s Open Arts & Crafts program. Everyone is welcome! Tonight will be the Middletown Gallery Walk, which will continue every third Wednesday of the month from now until October from 5:00-8:00 pm. Friday night, California performers Mark Lemaire and Twilight bring their ‘beautiful two-part harmonies and virtuoso guitar’ to the Buttonwood Tree. Saturday at the Buttonwood Tree is a double bill starting off with ‘contemporary jazz guitar innovators’ Sheryl Bailey and Vic Juris, followed by a little Rock n’ Roll with Ray Mason. Show begins at 8:00 pm.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. More information about all Buttonwood events can be found at buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957


The Hamden Arts Commission continues its 2012 Summer Concert Series with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes this Friday at 7:30 pm at the Town Center Park at Meadowbrook, Hamden.

This week brings the return of the Gathering of the Vibes to Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Kicking off Thursday and running through Sunday, this music festival features dozens of national and international performers. Highlights include STEEL PULSE, PRIMUS, PHIL LESH & FRIENDS, BOB WEIR & BRUCE HORNSBY WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRANFORD MARSALIS,  THE MICKEY HART BAND, GEORGE PORTER JR, THE GREYBOY ALLSTARS, ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, THE STEPKIDS, THE MCLOVINS, MATES OF STATE, DEEP BANANA BLACKOUT, SOULIVE AND LETTUCE, plus much much more with MASTER OF CEREMONIES WAVY GRAVY! details can be found online at gatheringofthevibes.com

THE GREATER HARTFORD FESTIVAL OF JAZZ Kicks off Friday and continues through Sunday at Bushnell Park in Hartford.  Gates Open at 5pm on Friday and the music starts at 7pm after opening ceremony.Sunday’s line up starts at 3p.m. with Destiny Africa Children’s Choir followed by  Dana Lauren, Afro-Semitic Experience, and closes with a 7:30 – 9:00 pm performance from The Hartford Symphony Orchestra performing a tribute to the music of  “Cannonball” Adderley featuring Erica von Kleist. More online at http://www.hartfordjazz.com/

Saturday mornings at 11, The Russell Knitters meet and work at The Russell Library here in Middletown. All are welcome to share their expertise and experience. More can be found online at russelllibrary.org

Finally, in Middletown, on a social justice note, on Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m., Encuentro will meet on Middletown’s South Green. Encuentro  (en-kwen-tro) is a gathering of individuals who are struggling for housing, education, health, freedom, justice, a voice, space to exist, peace, respect, community and dignity, and for humanity to counter the current tendency to prioritize big business over the general welfare. For more information, call 860-342-1070.

 ‘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.

The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October.

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 in Middletown.

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.

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

Opening tonight and running through next Tuesday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford will present a new work by American director Wes Anderson entitled, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ which took the opening slot at the Cannes Film Festival. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

This Friday through next Tuesday, Real Art Ways in Hartford will be showing ‘Polisse’, a film that follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working for the Child Proctection Unit of the Parisian police force. Tickets, times, and more can be found online at  www.realartways.org

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on our Summer program at 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.

07-18-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, July 18th and 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. I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience” and Connecticut’s number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for tuning in!!

The Middletown Commission on the Arts presents its annual Summer Sounds concert series on the City’s South Green (Union Park) Tuesday evenings throughout the summer.  More information can be found at arts2go.org

In New Haven, tonight, Café Nine presents Fake Babies; Ports of Spain; Elison Jackson; Kindred Queer; and Jose Oyola taking the Café Nine stage starting at 8 pm. Thursday Blues @9 brings the John D’Amato band to the stage, and Friday Night will see Nona Hendrix, of the funk/glam/rock group ‘Labelle’ 

Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the George Baker Experience this week. Saturday Night the rock and roll cats from the Cape, The Spampinato Brothers, w/ Big Fat Combo, will be performing live. More can be found online at cafenine.com

Friday at Tools Bar and Grill, in New Britain, the Latin Quarter Jazz Collective take the stage, followed by the D. Smith Blues Band on Saturday night. More can be found at Toolsbarandgrill.com

Every Tuesday night in Hartford at Black Eyed Sally’s, you can catch  Mike Palin’s “Other orchestra” an 18-piece big band. Tonight and every Wednesday night, Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! On Friday night storyteller and deep roots guitarist known as ‘The Sauce Boss” will take the stage at Sally’s, followed by the Randy Oxford Band on Saturday night. For more information, you can check out blackeyedsallys.com

On Wednesdays through July and into early August, The Friends of Long Hill Estate, together with The Long Hill Estate Authority, will once again host their free ‘Music at the Mansion’ series at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown. All of the concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the grounds open for picnicking at 5:30 p.m. Parking will be at the Mansion, at the Wilbert Snow School, and at Mercy High School. Concerts will be held in light rain, or the threat of showers.

Tonight, making its first appearance at the Wadsworth Mansion, The Highland Rovers Band, fusing popular
rock percussive rhythms, bagpipes, and vocal harmonies to create an intricate and fresh sound will perform. The The Highland Rovers Band multi-layered, upbeat, and danceable music showcases its universal appeal to both mainstream modern rock lovers and culturally diverse audiences searching for a distinct Celtic flavor. Visit
the band’s website at Highland Rovers Band.com

For more information on these and other upcoming events, go to wadsworthmansion.com.

There are rumors of an ARTFARM Shakespeare Everywhere event at the mansion at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Hint: the question, Wherefore art thou?, will be asked. Go to art-farm.org for more information.

Also here in Middletown Mondays through Thursdays  from 10am-noon through July and August, Stacey Stroka leads The Buttonwood Tree’s Open Arts & Crafts program. Everyone is welcome! Tonight will be the Middletown Gallery Walk, which will continue every third Wednesday of the month from now until October from 5:00-8:00 pm.
Friday night, California performers Mark Lemaire and Twilight bring their ‘beautiful two-part harmonies and virtuoso guitar’ to the Buttonwood Tree. Saturday at the Buttonwood Tree is a double bill starting off with ‘contemporary jazz guitar innovators’ Sheryl Bailey and Vic Juris, followed by a little Rock n’ Roll with Ray Mason. Show begins at 8:00 pm. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. More information about all Buttonwood events can be found at buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957

Also here in Middletown,   the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park presents Thursday Nights’  “Jazz on the River “  from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. For info and reservations call  860-347-9999

The Hamden Arts Commission continues its 2012 Summer Concert Series with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes this Friday at 7:30 pm at the Town Center Park at Meadowbrook, Hamden.

This week brings the return of the Gathering of the Vibes to Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Kicking off Thursday and running through Sunday, this music festival features dozens of national and international performers. Highlights include STEEL PULSE, PRIMUS, PHIL LESH & FRIENDS, BOB WEIR & BRUCE HORNSBY WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRANFORD MARSALIS,  THE MICKEY HART BAND, GEORGE PORTER JR, THE GREYBOY ALLSTARS, ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, THE STEPKIDS, THE MCLOVINS, MATES OF STATE, DEEP BANANA BLACKOUT, SOULIVE AND LETTUCE, plus much much more with MASTER OF CEREMONIES WAVY GRAVY! details can be found online at gatheringofthevibes.com

Saturday mornings at 11, The Russell Knitters meet and work at The Russell Library here in Middletown. All are welcome to share their expertise and experience. More can be found online at russelllibrary.org

Finally, in Middletown, on a social justice note, on Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m., Encuentro will meet on Middletown’s South Green. Encuentro  (en-kwen-tro) is a gathering of individuals who are struggling for housing, education, health, freedom, justice, a voice, space to exist, peace, respect, community and dignity, and for humanity to counter the current tendency to prioritize big business over the general welfare. For more information, call 860-342-1070.

 ‘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.

The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October.

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 in Middletown.

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.

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

Opening tonight and running through next Tuesday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford will present a new work by American director Wes Anderson entitled, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ which took the opening slot at the Cannes Film Festival. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

This Friday through next Tuesday, Real Art Ways in Hartford will be showing ‘Polisse’, a film that follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working for the Child Proctection Unit of the Parisian police force. Tickets, times, and more can be found online at  www.realartways.org

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on our Summer program at WESU tonight: 

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

From 9:30 – 11pm it’s The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. On the air since 1995! Presenting listeners with the very latest in underground electronica on vinyl format, so the music can be heard as it was intended. Regularly featuring exclusive sets from international producers and DJs.

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.