02-11-13 jive


Good evening, it’s Monday,  February 11th and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. Thanks for tuning in. I’m Ben Michael.
Congrats on making it through the historic Blizzard of 2013! I hope by now, you have been able to dig out of your home and have survived, for the most part, unscathed.

It think it’s safe to assume that most venues that host the cultural and entertaining events that we bring to you in the Jive at Five are regrouping and doing the best they can to resume normal operations as soon as possible.  As such for today’s jive at five, we will forgo listing any events assuming that most venues are still closed.  Tomorrow, we will do our best to offer you as complete a lineup of the week’s happenings as possible.   
In the meantime, I’m happy to offer you a rundown of tonight’s programming on air at WESU as we kick off week 2 of our, believe or not, “Spring” program season. Keep in mind that our on air staff are volunteers, some of whom, who may not be able to make it to the station tonight themselves. As such, there may be a few changes to the evening program.
Here’s what is scheduled to happen!
Right after the Jive at 5, from 5:05 to 6, it’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded jazz show for fans of classic jazz.

Then at 6pm each weekday, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, for your evening dose of alternative international news and reporting.

6:30-8pm tonight,  Michael Benson is scheduled to bring on the 75 % Folk offering a serving of contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews. Bring a big plate.
At 8pm, Stay tuned for a documentary on the group of young men wrongfully accused and indicted for murder who came to be known as the West Memphis Three.
From 9:30-11pm, it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future, today.
Then from 11pm-12am, It’s About Time! With DJ Meat Pie and SkaBoi101
Who will will solely play songs that conform to a thematically relevant track length, including music from any and all genres, including a heapin’ helping of indie, alternative, free jazz, hip-hop, shoegaze, hardcore punk, and contemporary poetry.

That’s followed by Imaginary Genres with Mac Taylor who will assemble songs that fit into a genre that he invents, based purely on mood, sound, theme, etc. and spanning all geographic locations and time periods.

At 1am its Theme Party with DJ Sunshine and DJ Thunder for a show that spotlights a wide range of under-represented music, centering on a specific subgenre, time period, region, or idea every week.

From 2 to 3 a.m., catch A new comedy show, The Laugh Infection, with Willie Zabar and Saarim Zaman

From 3 to 4, Coachillin’ with DJ Anabeezy presents the best of the bands that have played at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
And then the BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM followed at 5 by 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. Sorry it’s so brief, we hope to bring you a fully loaded community calendar tomorrow and throughout the week as the state bounces back from the impact of the biggest snowstorm in our history.
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!

The sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “January Stream” from the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. You can learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org


Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

Friday’s Jive 02-08-13

Good evening, it’s Friday, February 8th 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


Here’s a brief rundown of some of the cultural and entertaining events happening in our area this week:

Because the Jive is pre-recorded, there may be some cancellations this weekend that aren’t noted here – so it is best to double-check with the venue before deciding on any particular event to attend.

This evening’s performance at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown featuring the Alon Nechushtan ‘Words Beyond’ Jazz Trio, a hard-swinging and inventive piano trio has been cancelled due to the weather. Saturday night at the Buttonwood, it’s the Grass Routes Bluegrass Band. Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and, to help prepare it beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.

Saturday evening at 8, (the Friday performance has been cancelled) Gallim Dance comes to the CFA Theater to perform the New England premiere of “Mama Call”, a contemporary tale of border-crossing, and “Pupil Suite”, set to the contagious music of Israeli band Balkan Beat Box with a pre-performance talk at 7:30 on Friday by Debra Cash.  For more information about the events, go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.
 
Tonight at 7 p.m., the Greater Middletown Chorale sponsors McKay Jenkins, author of “The Last Ridge,” in a free illustrated talk about the 10th Mountain Division, its beginnings in World War II, its epic assault on Hitler’s troops in Italy, its impact on America’s ski industry and its service today in the Near East. The presentation will be in Middlesex Community College’s Chapman Hall, and a discussion will follow. The Greater Middletown Chorale presents the talk in connection with the world premiere of its newly commissioned work, Letter from Italy, 1944, scheduled for April 28.

Also tonight, at 8 p.m., at MAC650 Gallery, 650 Main St., in Middletown there will be a fundraiser dance party to raise money for an animation/video project entitled “Projected”,  a pilot project to serve as an example for an after-school program and  equipment to be used for movie and video game night at MAC 650. The event features music from 8 until 10 p.m. followed by dance music until midnight.

This Sunday in the Hubbard Room of the Russell Library in Middletown, “They Called Me Lizzie . . .  from Slavery to the White House” – the story of Elizabeth Keckly, Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker and confidante will be presented by Stephanie Jackson in a dramatic performance. The performance begins at 2 p.m.


Also this Sunday at 3pm in the Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents the high-energy chamber ensemble, “Fireworks” in a program that moves from bluegrass to Sacred Harp, Zydeco to Chicago Blues, plus rock and hip hop.  For info call (860) 347-4887 or visit 
http://www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

At Café Nine in New Haven tonight happy hour features Dan Green, followed by Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos. Saturday, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Gary Grippo and Friends, followed by Broken. Sunday’s Sunday-After-Supper Jam will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it’s Soul Tsunami. Saturday brings singer/songwriter/guitarist Debbie Davies to Sally’s. More can be found online at blackeyedsallys.com.

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways, 56 Up, the documentary chronicling the lives of a group of British subjects is showing Saturday and Sunday in matinee. Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the weekend schedule. Go to realartways.org for all the details.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight and Saturday you can see “ARGO”, and Sunday through Tuesday, it’s “Chasing Ice,” chronicling the startling effects of global warming. More can be found at cinestudio.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
 Wild Wild Live with MC Apper

A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists’ campus shows.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News – Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

For the next half hour, until 7pm you have the Middletown Youth Radio Project – A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7, until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee – 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, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing 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 2am Saturday 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 2, to 3am it’s the Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

The next hour ’til 4am it’s Maximum Rock & Roll Radio – A weekly radio show featuring the best international DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rock n roll radio record collection.

+Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

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
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italiafrom 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU’s own WESParla 
 – 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 sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “Irish Step Dancing” from the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. you can learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org

The written form for what you’ve heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive 

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

Today’s Jive was recorded and produced by: 
J-Cherry… producer and host of, ‘VOICE of the CITY’
 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local… This ain’t no commercial radio!
jcherrypresents.com
Good afternoon, its Thursday,  February 5th, the third day of WESU’s new spring program season, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. Thanks for tuning in.I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. WESU is now recording our live stream! Visit wesu.streamrewind.com to hear VOICE of the CITY, and other great shows recorded here on WESU! 

Now let’s take a look at what’s going on in the community this week:

Tonight at the Buttonwood True, and every first Thursday, it’s Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic Open Mic. Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Friday brings the Alon Nechushtan ‘Words Beyond’ Jazz Trio, a hard-swinging and inventive piano trio.Saturday, it’s Saturday Morning Qigong (Chi Kung) at 7:30 a.m., followed by community yoga for beginners and intermediates at 8:30. Saturday night at the Buttonwood, it’s the Grass Routes Bluegrass Band. Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church at on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.
At the Russell Library tonight, it’s “The Beatles: Band of the Sixties,” a 90-minute presentation , supplemented by audio clips of music and interviews with the band. To learn more, visit russelllibrary.org for more info.

Tonight brings the opening reception of “(Re)viewing Bodies – Selected American Photographs” to Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center . The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m., with a gallery talk by student curators at 5:30. The show includes more than fifty American photographs from the Davison Art Center collection.

Café Nine in New Haven, tonight it’s Anonymous, Inc. Friday’s happy hour features Dan Green, followed by Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos.Saturday, it’s the SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM w/ host Gary Grippo and Friends, followed by Broken. Sunday’s SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it’s  Heather Maloney and Them Damn Hamiltons, along with Rum Glass Serenade, to Sally’s as part of the Roots Music Series. And Friday, it’s Soul Tsunami. Saturday brings singer/songwriter/guitarist Debbie Davies to Blackeyed Sally’s. More can be found online at blackeyedsallys.com.

Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. brings a performance of work by Emily Faulkner ,  class of  ’86, to the Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio at 247 Pine Street. Schonberg is on the faculty of Movement Research and her choreography has been seen at venues in New York and Edinburgh.

On Friday and Saturday evening at 8, Gallim Dance comes to the CFA Theater to perform the New England premiere of “Mama Call”, a contemporary tale of border-crossing, and “Pupil Suite”, set to the contagious music of Israeli band Balkan Beat Box with a pre-performance talk at 7:30 on Friday by Debra Cash.  For more information about the events, go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.   
     
On Friday at 7 p.m., the Greater Middletown Chorale sponsors McKay Jenkins, author of “The Last Ridge,” in a free illustrated talk about the 10th Mountain Division, its beginnings in World War II, its epic assault on Hitler’s troops in Italy, its impact on America’s ski industry and its service today in the Near East. The presentation will be in Middlesex Community College’s Chapman Hall, and a discussion will follow. The Greater Middletown Chorale presents the talk in connection with the world premiere of its newly commissioned work, Letter from Italy, 1944, scheduled for April 28.

Also on Friday, at 8 p.m., at the gallery MAC650, 650 Main St., there will be a fundraiser and dance party to raise money for an animation/video project, “Projected.”,  a pilot project to serve as an example for an after school program and  equipment to be used for movie and video game night at MAC 650. The event features  music from 8pm until 10 p.m. followed by dance music til midnight.

This Sunday At the MHS Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, THE GREATER MIDDLETOWN CONCERT ASSOCIATION presents the high-energy Chamber ensemble, “Fireworks” in a program that moves from the bluegrass to Sacred Harp, Zydeco to Chicago Blues, plus rock and hip hop.  For info call (860) 347-4887or visit http://www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the week’s schedule. Go to realartways.org for all the details.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, “The Central Park Five,” a documentary about the wrongful conviction of five black and Latino teens in New York City, continues through tonight. Thursday brings one showing of “Bound,” in which a female ex-con moves in next door to a low-level mafioso and his hot wife. As they devise a scheme to rip off a Mafia don, the two women’s friendship begins to heat up. Friday and Saturday bring “ARGO” to Cinestudio, and Sunday through Tuesday, it’s “Chasing Ice,” about the effects of global warming. More can be found at cinestudio.org.

Now let’s look at what’s on tap here at WESU tonight with our new spring schedule

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

Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

6:30-8pm

+Total Praise with Minister Latrecia

Your Thursday night Gospel music connection! A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

8-9:30

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.

9:30-10:30pm

+Bridging the Gap with Jesse Brent

Exploring how music has changed forms through the years, and the links that tie together seemingly disparate genres such as blues and rap, or funk and Krautrock.

10:30-11:30pm

+(1,3,5)

+(2,4) Bach Party with Canyon Girl

Bach Party will feature a unique theme each week showcasing work from a grand pool of classical composers and compositions. Tune in, remain composed, and keep it classy.

11:30pm-12:30am

(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam

The Underdogs Edge will feature local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on radio.

(2,4) Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder

Songs Without Words offers an eclectic assortment of instrumental musics both new and old.

12:30-1:30am

(1,3,5) UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel

Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation.

+(2,4) The Art Of Improvisation with DJ Jack

I will be playing music that blends styles, genres, and interesting melodic and harmonic arrangements. I would focus specifically on jazz and jazz influenced music, rock n’ roll, jam bands, bluegrass, funk, and any blending of the above genres.

1:30-2:30am

(1,3,5) Rock Fatale with DJ Stella

Featuring the first ladies of rock, from The Marvelettes to Metric.

(2,4) Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow

A mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry, cavorting the ley lines of the human voice. Step outside the Dr. Luke degeneration into the magnificent streets of the city where the ravings of mad poets and mods dissipate into a smoky rain spilling down on an ocean of umbrellas. The promenade continues, submerging in all dimensions of lyric-centric pop: rock, soul, reggae, folk, R&B, punk, funk, post-punk, new-wave, jazz and wherever else the street winds, from the 1950s to the present. Pop music interspersed with spoken word tracks and poetry readings.

2:30-3:30am

+(1,3,5) Blues After Midnight with DJ Sick Nelden

(2,4) Road Trips with Nina G

Fill up your tank, grab your snacks and let’s hit the road. Each week we will travel to a different destination passing the time with some entertaining stories and music to match. DJ Nina G’s at the wheel for a trip full of tunes, tales and lots of fun.

3:30-4am

Sunspot Loops

A sporadic exploration of what exists in music at the moment.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 a.m. 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 tojive@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.


The sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “Irish Step Dancing” from the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based  sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. you can learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org

2-6-13 jive


Good afternoon, its Wednesday,  February 6th, the second day of WESU’s new spring program season, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. Thanks for tuning in. I’m 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!

And I’m Donna Denert. Thanx for tuning in!

Let’s look at what’s going on in the community this week:

On Thursday at the Buttonwood True, and every first Thursday, it’s Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic Open Mic. Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m.

Friday brings the Alon Nechushtan ‘Words Beyond’ Jazz Trio, a hard-swinging and inventive piano trio.

Saturday, it’s Saturday Morning Qigong (Chi Kung) at 7:30 a.m., followed by community yoga for beginners and intermediates at 8:30.

Saturday night at the Buttonwood, it’s the Grass Routes Bluegrass Band. Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church at on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.

Café Nine in New Haven, tonight brings singer/songwriter Ada. And Thursday, it’s Anonymous, Inc. Friday’s happy hour features Dan Green, followed by Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos.

Saturday, it’s the SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM w/ host Gary Grippo and Friends, followed by Broken. Sunday’s SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, it’s the Blues Jam with Ed Bradley. Thursday brings Heather Maloney and Them Damn Hamiltons, along with Rum Glass Serenade, to Sally’s as part of the Roots Music Series. And Friday, it’s Soul Tsunami. Saturday brings singer/songwriter/guitarist Debbie Davies to Blackeyed Sally’s. More can be found online at blackeyedsallys.com.

Over at Middlesex Community College tonight from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be an opening reception for two exhibits: Michael Digiorgio’s “Drawn from Life,” and Sonya Suydam Gill’s “Color,” The “Drawn from Life” exhibit is in The Niche, located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office, and “Color” is in the Pegasus Gallery in Founders Hall. For more information, contact curator Matthew Weber at mweber@mxcc.edu.

At the Russell Library tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m., it’s Beekeeping for Beginners. a free lecture by the owner of A&Z Apiaries in Hampton. On Thursday at 7 p.m. at the library, it’s “The Beatles: Band of the Sixties,” a 90-minute presentation , supplemented by audio clips of music and interviews with the band. To learn more, visit russelllibrary.org for more info.

At Wesleyan University tonight, at 8 p.m. at Russell House, 350 High Street, author Adina Hoffman will read from her recent work.  She is the author of “House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood” and the acclaimed biography “My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century.” A reception and book signing will follow the reading, which is free and open to the public.

Thursday brings the opening reception of “(Re)viewing Bodies – Selected American Photographs” to Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center . The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m., with a gallery talk by student curators at 5:30. The show includes more than fifty American photographs from the Davison Art Center collection.

Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. brings a performance of work by Emily Faulkner ,  class of  ’86, to the Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio at 247 Pine Street. Schonberg is on the faculty of Movement Research and her choreography has been seen at venues in New York and Edinburgh.

On Friday and Saturday evening at 8, Gallim Dance comes to the CFA Theater to perform the New England premiere of “Mama Call”, a contemporary tale of border-crossing, and “Pupil Suite”, set to the contagious music of Israeli band Balkan Beat Box with a pre-performance talk at 7:30 on Friday by Debra Cash.  For more information about the events, go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.   
     
On Friday at 7 p.m., the Greater Middletown Chorale sponsors McKay Jenkins, author of “The Last Ridge,” in a free illustrated talk about the 10th Mountain Division, its beginnings in World War II, its epic assault on Hitler’s troops in Italy, its impact on America’s ski industry and its service today in the Near East. The presentation will be in Middlesex Community College’s Chapman Hall, and a discussion will follow. The Greater Middletown Chorale presents the talk in connection with the world premiere of its newly commissioned work, Letter from Italy, 1944, scheduled for April 28.

Also on Friday, at 8 p.m., at the gallery MAC650, 650 Main St., there will be a fundraiser and dance party to raise money for an animation/video project, “Projected.”,  a pilot project to serve as an example for an after school program and  equipment to be used for movie and video game night at MAC 650. The event features  music from 8pm until 10 p.m. followed by dance music til midnight.

This Sunday At the MHS Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, THE GREATER MIDDLETOWN CONCERT ASSOCIATION presents the high-energy Chamber ensemble, “Fireworks” in a program that moves from the bluegrass to Sacred Harp, Zydeco to Chicago Blues, plus rock and hip hop.  For info call (860) 347-4887or visit http://www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the week’s schedule. Go to realartways.org for all the details.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, “The Central Park Five,” a documentary about the wrongful conviction of five black and Latino teens in New York City, continues through tonight. Thursday brings one showing of “Bound,” in which a female ex-con moves in next door to a low-level mafioso and his hot wife. As they devise a scheme to rip off a Mafia don, the two women’s friendship begins to heat up. Friday and Saturday bring “ARGO” to Cinestudio, and Sunday through Tuesday, it’s “Chasing Ice,” about the effects of global warming. More can be found at cinestudio.org.

Now let’s look at what’s on tap here at WESU tonight with our new spring schedule.

Right after the Jive at 5, it’s the Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano. An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

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

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

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9:30-11pm

+(1,3,5) The Vault with DJ Anton Banks
On the air since 1996! Anton presents listeners with the very latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live each week. The program regularly features exclusive music and mix sets from international producers and DJs.
+(2,4) Missteps with Nicholas Msall
Missteps is a club night, record label, and radio show run by Nicholas Msall that seeks to bring attention to the latest in underground club music from around the world. Missteps focuses on forward-thinking dance music including juke, global bass music, uk-garage, underground house/techno, and wonky beats.
11pm-12:30am
+(1,3,5) N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk
Serious Turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, Ragga Jungle, and Breakbeats mixed live since 1998.
+(2,4) Shelf Life with DJ Quandry
Shelf Life is an electronic music show consisting of random cds plucked from the shelves of the electronic music section minutes before the start of the show. It’s a guaranteed way to discover new, different, and surprising artists in the electronic genre.
12:30-2am
+MidniteMunchiez with DJ Gus Lo
Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.
2-3am
+(1,3,5) Today Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow with Fuzzball
Follow along as we ride the contours of recorded sound through history and explore the interplay of past and present.
(2,4) Pop! Goes My Heart with Ian
(Primarily) sad pop music with a different title-based theme every show.
3-4am
(1,3,5) Motion Picture Soundtracks with $pace Cadet, DJ Shoelace and DJ Sandwich
Tune in to soundtracks of movies that don’t exist
(2,4) Tracking Transience with Ethan
A show that follows different musicians and producers by looking at the diverse range of projects they become involved in throughout their careers and using those connections to link each song to the next.

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

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

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!

Tuesday, February 5th

Good afternoon, its Tuesday,  February 5th, the second day of WESU’s new spring program season, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. Thanks for tuning in. Im Isabelle Gauthier
Let’s look at what’s going on in the community this week:

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown is Laughter Yoga with Mimi Claire and a vegetarian potluck supper to the Buttonwood, beginning at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, and every first Thursday, it’s Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic Open Mic at the Buttonwood,  Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Friday brings the Alon Nechushtan ‘Words Beyond’ Jazz Trio, a hard-swinging and inventive piano trio, to the Buttonwood Tree.
Saturday, it’s Saturday Morning Qigong (Chi Kung) at 7:30 a.m., followed by community yoga for beginners and intermediates at 8:30.

Saturday night at the Buttonwood, it’s the Grass Routes Bluegrass Band. Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church at on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.
Over at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight early show at Café Nine is Soiree Brassens, with Joe Flood interpreting the songs of legendary composer George Brassens, followed by Sugarbat. Wednesday brings singer/songwriter Ada. And Thursday, it’s Anonymous, Inc., at Café Nine. Friday’s happy hour features Dan Green, followed by Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos.
Saturday, it’s the SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM w/ host Gary Grippo and Friends, followed by Broken. Sunday’s SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. www.cafenine.com for details.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, brings Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, to Sally’s stage. And Wednesday it’s the Blues Jam with Ed Bradley. Thursday brings Heather Maloney and Them Damn Hamiltons, along with Rum Glass Serenade, to Sally’s as part of the Roots Music Series. And Friday, it’s Soul Tsunami. Saturday brings singer/songwriter/guitarist Debbie Davies to Blackeyed Sally’s.   www.blackeyedsallys.com for more info.

Over at Middlesex Community College on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be an opening reception for two exhibits: Michael Digiorgio’s “Drawn from Life,” and Sonya Suydam Gill’s “Color,” The “Drawn from Life” exhibit is in The Niche, located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office, and “Color” is in the Pegasus Gallery in Founders Hall. For more information, contact curator Matthew Weber at mweber@mxcc.edu.

At the Russell Library on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., it’s Beekeeping for Beginners. a free lecture by the owner of A&Z Apiaries in Hampton.On Thursday at 7 p.m. at the library, it’s “The Beatles: Band of the Sixties,” a 90-minute presentation , supplemented by audio clips of music and interviews with the band. www.russelllibrary.org for more info.

At Wesleyan University on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m., it’s the opening reception of “Traces of Life – Seen Through Korean Eyes, 1945-1992”, in the Freeman East Asian Studies Center gallery room.
Later on Wednesday, at 8 p.m. at Russell House, 350 High Street, author Adina Hoffman will read from her recent work.  She is the author of “House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood” and the acclaimed biography “My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century.” A reception and book signing will follow the reading, which is free and open to the public.
Thursday brings the opening reception of “(Re)viewing Bodies – Selected American Photographs” to Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center . The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m., with a gallery talk by student curators at 5:30. The show includes more than fifty American photographs from the Davison Art Center collection.

Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. brings a performance of work by Emily Faulkner ,  class of  ’86, to the Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio at 247 Pine Street. Schonberg is on the faculty of Movement Research and her choreography has been seen at venues in New York and Edinburgh.
On Friday and Saturday evening at 8, Gallim Dance comes to the CFA Theater to perform the New England premiere of “Mama Call”, a contemporary tale of border-crossing, and “Pupil Suite”, set to the contagious music of Israeli band Balkan Beat Box with a pre-performance talk at 7:30 on Friday by Debra Cash.  For more information about the events, go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.    
      
On Friday at 7 p.m., the Greater Middletown Chorale sponsors McKay Jenkins, author of “The Last Ridge,” in a free illustrated talk about the 10th Mountain Division, its beginnings in World War II, its epic assault on Hitler’s troops in Italy, its impact on America’s ski industry and its service today in the Near East. The presentation will be in Middlesex Community College’s Chapman Hall, and a discussion will follow. The Greater Middletown Chorale presents the talk in connection with the world premiere of its newly commissioned work, Letter from Italy, 1944, scheduled for April 28.
Also on Friday, at 8 p.m., at the gallery MAC650, 650 Main St., there will be a fundraiser and dance party to raise money for an animation/video project, “Projected.”,  a pilot project to serve as an example for an after school program and  equipment to be used for movie and video game night at MAC 650. The event features  music from 8pm until 10 p.m. followed by dance music til midnight.

This Sunday At the MHS Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, THE GREATER MIDDLETOWN CONCERT ASSOCIATION presents the high-energy Chamber ensemble, “Fireworks” in a program that moves from the bluegrass to Sacred Harp, Zydeco to Chicago Blues, plus rock and hip hop.  For info call (860) 347-4887or visit http://www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org
Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the week’s schedule. Go to www.realartways.org for details.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, “The Central Park Five,” a documentary about the wrongful conviction of five black and Latino teens in New York City, continues through Wednesday. Thursday brings one showing of “Bound,” in which a female ex-con moves in next door to a low-level mafioso and his hot wife. As they devise a scheme to rip off a Mafia don, the two women’s friendship begins to heat up. Friday and Saturday bring “ARGO” to Cinestudio, and Sunday through Tuesday, it’s “Chasing Ice,” about the effects of global warming. More at cinestudio.org.
Now let’s look at what’s on tap here at WESU tonight with our new spring schedule.
after the jive at five is the Wayfaring Stranger with Lily Myers. Then from 6:00-6:30 is Free Speech Radio News from the Pacifica Network.
From 6:30-8:30 is Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill. from 8-9 is the Voice of The City with J Cherry. 9-10:30 is Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat. 10:30-11:30 is Radical Roots with DJ Kat Co. Then Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl.  All tomorrow Parties with Ethan and David is from 12:30-1:30 am. then Declan MacNamus: International Art Thief with DJS Moe and Jeffrey. from 1:30-2:30am. Up next is Romanciipation with DJ love and DJ Smooth. and then 3-4am is Great Finds with Matt Fine.

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 tojive@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!

Mon., Feb. 4, Jive

Good evening, it’s Monday,  February 4th, the first day of WESU’s new spring program season, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. Thanks for tuning in.

Let’s look at what’s going on in the community this week:

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight at 7:30, it’s the “Anything Goes” open mic night.
Tomorrow brings Laughter Yoga with Mimi Claire and a vegetarian potluck supper to the Buttonwood, beginning at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, and every first Thursday, it’s Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic Open Mic at the Buttonwood,  Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Friday brings the Alon Nechushtan ‘Words Beyond’ Jazz Trio, a hard-swinging and inventive piano trio, to the Buttonwood Tree. 
Saturday, it’s Saturday Morning Qigong (Chi Kung) at 7:30 a.m., followed by community yoga for beginners and intermediates at 8:30.

Saturday night at the Buttonwood, it’s the Grass Routes Bluegrass Band. Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church at on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.
Over at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight brings GET TO THE POINT! • Volume Three, the monthly series of storytellings and readings, this month with Terri Klein, who will do a words-and-music re-examination of Catherine the Great;  The event also features Daniel Smith, Fran Fried, Steve Bellwood; and Drew Gray.

Tomorrow’s early show at Café Nine is Soiree Brassens, with Joe Flood interpreting the songs of legendary composer George Brassens, followed by Sugarbat. Wednesday brings singer/songwriter Ada. And Thursday, it’s Anonymous, Inc., at Café Nine. Friday’s happy hour features Dan Green, followed by Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos.
Saturday, it’s the SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM w/ host Gary Grippo and Friends, followed by Broken. Sunday’s SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. www.cafenine.comfor details.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Monday. Tomorrow brings Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, to Sally’s stage. And Wednesday it’s the Blues Jam with Ed Bradley. Thursday brings Heather Maloney and Them Damn Hamiltons, along with Rum Glass Serenade, to Sally’s as part of the Roots Music Series. And Friday, it’s Soul Tsunami. Saturday brings singer/songwriter/guitarist Debbie Davies to Blackeyed Sally’s.   www.blackeyedsallys.com for more info.

Over at Middlesex Community College on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be an opening reception for two exhibits: Michael Digiorgio’s “Drawn from Life,” and Sonya Suydam Gill’s “Color,” The “Drawn from Life” exhibit is in The Niche, located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office, and “Color” is in the Pegasus Gallery in Founders Hall. For more information, contact curator Matthew Weber at mweber@mxcc.edu.

At the Russell Library on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., it’s Beekeeping for Beginners. a free lecture by the owner of A&Z Apiaries in Hampton.On Thursday at 7 p.m. at the library, it’s “The Beatles: Band of the Sixties,” a 90-minute presentation , supplemented by audio clips of music and interviews with the band. www.russelllibrary.orgfor more info.

At Wesleyan University on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m., it’s the opening reception of “Traces of Life – Seen Through Korean Eyes, 1945-1992”, in the Freeman East Asian Studies Center gallery room.
Later on Wednesday, at 8 p.m. at Russell House, 350 High Street, author Adina Hoffman will read from her recent work.  She is the author of “House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood” and the acclaimed biography “My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century.” A reception and book signing will follow the reading, which is free and open to the public.
Thursday brings the opening reception of “(Re)viewing Bodies – Selected American Photographs” to Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center . The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m., with a gallery talk by student curators at 5:30. The show includes more than fifty American photographs from the Davison Art Center collection.

Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. brings a performance of work by Emily Faulkner ,  class of  ’86, to the Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio at 247 Pine Street. Schonberg is on the faculty of Movement Research and her choreography has been seen at venues in New York and Edinburgh.
On Friday and Saturday evening at 8, Gallim Dance comes to the CFA Theater to perform the New England premiere of “Mama Call”, a contemporary tale of border-crossing, and “Pupil Suite”, set to the contagious music of Israeli band Balkan Beat Box with a pre-performance talk at 7:30 on Friday by Debra Cash.  For more information about the events, go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.     
       
On Friday at 7 p.m., the Greater Middletown Chorale sponsors McKay Jenkins, author of “The Last Ridge,” in a free illustrated talk about the 10th Mountain Division, its beginnings in World War II, its epic assault on Hitler’s troops in Italy, its impact on America’s ski industry and its service today in the Near East. The presentation will be in Middlesex Community College’s Chapman Hall, and a discussion will follow. The Greater Middletown Chorale presents the talk in connection with the world premiere of its newly commissioned work, Letter from Italy, 1944, scheduled for April 28.
Also on Friday, at 8 p.m., at the gallery MAC650, 650 Main St., there will be a fundraiser and dance party to raise money for an animation/video project, “Projected.”,  a pilot project to serve as an example for an after school program and  equipment to be used for movie and video game night at MAC 650. The event features  music from 8pm until 10 p.m. followed by dance music til midnight.
This Sunday At the MHS Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, THE GREATER MIDDLETOWN CONCERT ASSOCIATION presents the high-energy Chamber ensemble, “Fireworks” in a program that moves from the bluegrass to Sacred Harp, Zydeco to Chicago Blues, plus rock and hip hop.  For info call (860) 347-4887or visit http://www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org
Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the week’s schedule. Go to www.realartways.org for details.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, “The Central Park Five,” a documentary about the wrongful conviction of five black and Latino teens in New York City, continues through Wednesday. Thursday brings one showing of “Bound,” in which a female ex-con moves in next door to a low-level mafioso and his hot wife. As they devise a scheme to rip off a Mafia don, the two women’s friendship begins to heat up. Friday and Saturday bring “ARGO” to Cinestudio, and Sunday through Tuesday, it’s “Chasing Ice,” about the effects of global warming. More at cinestudio.org.
Now let’s look at what’s on tap here at WESU tonight as we kick off the spring schedule.
Right after the Jive at 5, from 5:05 to 6, it’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded jazz show for true jazz fans.

Then at 6pm each weekday, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, your evening dose of alternative international news and reporting.

From 6:30-8pm, Bill Revill’s Acoustic blender fill in for Johnny Analog’s Life is a Killer .

From 8-9:30pm, it’s Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis, the best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and latin dancefloor grooves.

From 9:30-11pm, it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future, today.
Then from 11pm-12am, it’s A Hate Supreem with DJ AWOL, a mostly jazz and metal show.
 From midnight to 1 a.m., it’s Maelstrom of the Weird with Phil Void, surveying punk in all its innovation and abrasion.

That’s followed by Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow, a  mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry.

From 2 to 3 a.m., catch a new show, Explorers’ Hour with Pickup Sticks, followed by another new offering,

From 3 to 4, it’s 88 Keys with Mads. Playing tracks hand-picked for their captivating piano features.
And then the BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM followed at 5 by 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 tojive@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!

The sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “Irish Step Dancing” from the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based  sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. you can learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org


Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

Friday’s Jive 02-01-13

Good evening, it’s Friday, February 1st 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


Here’s a brief rundown of some of the cultural and entertaining events happening in our area this week:

This evening at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown The Modern Riffs present an evening of jazz, classic rock and swing beginning at 8p. On Saturday afternoon at 1pm, The Buttonwood Tree hosts the Free Poets Collective, featuring The Meeting House Poets, with the Piano-Bass Duo of David Sergio and Walter Mayo augmenting the poetry with jazz and American Songbook standards. At 8pm Saturday evening, Jazz Trumpeter Nick DiMaria and his ensemble will be playing original compositions from their upcoming studio release that was recorded at New Haven’s Firehouse 12 Studio. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood each Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare it beforehand at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information go online at www.buttonwood.org

CHUSA- The Connecticut Highly Unsuccessful Songwriters Association- presents the first annual Sandy Song Contest, to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and to benefit climate change research. Interested parties are invited to attend the first official meeting of CHUSA, on Saturday evening, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Contact CHUSA founder Dave Downs at downs.david@sbcglobal.net, or 860-344-8297 for the details.


At Café Nine in New Haven tonight, Rizzo’s Dilemma makes for a night of hard-hitting improvisational rock. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday night The Spampinato Brothers take the stage w/ the Ivory Bills. Sunday there’s a special show to gather together to celebrate the life of the late, great Sam Velecca with an afternoon of Grateful Dead music. More can be found online at cafenine.com

Up in Hartford Rhett Tyler & Early Warning make for an evening of Modern Blues at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight. Saturday night The Alexis P. Suter Band brings their roots, blues and soul to Sally’s. More can be found online at blackeyedsallys.com

Saturday morning at the Russell Library in Middletown, the Russell knitters meet and invite you to join them for knitting tips and tricks. All levels of experience are welcome. More can be found at russelllibrary.org

This evening at 8pm Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: “Music at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello” in Crowell Concert Hall: featuring what might have been heard after-hours in the Charlottesville, Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson, as well as in the slaves’ quarters. Featuring performances by singer, guitarist and banjo player Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Dennis James on glass harmonica (a creation of Jefferson friend, Benjamin Franklin), singer Jennifer Hope Wills, violinists Robert Mealy and Mazz Swift, cellist Katie Rietman, Christopher Layer on bagpipes and flutes, and Wesleyan Professor of Music Neely Bruce on harpsichord.

This Sunday Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: “Violin & Piano: Dramatic Partners” Featuring Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Erika Schroth alongside Violinist Netta Hadari at the Russell House on High Street. Admission: FREE! Sunday also brings the Monthly Shaped Note Singing gathering to Wesleyan’s Downey House at the corner of High and Court Sts. from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. More online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

At 8:00 pm tonight in Hartford, Canadian Brass trombonist, Achilles Liarmakopoulos and Maestro Edward Cumming with Hartt Sinfonia join Ezequiel Menéndez for a Concert to Benefit Jubilee House at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. More information can be found at jubileehouse.org.

Saturday Night in Hartford at 7:30pm at Real Art Ways, The Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble presents: The Prince Project World Premiere which pays tribute to the work of Pop icon and songwriter, Prince. More can be found at realartways.org

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford they’re showing 2013 Oscar Nominated Short Films opening tonight for at least 3 weeks with 3 feature length programs – Animated Shorts, 100% kid-friendly and Live Action Shorts open tonight running through Thursday followed by Documentary Shorts opening 2/15. More information can be found at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight and Saturday Wreck It Ralph, an amusing animated movie about 80s-era video game characters who come to life is onscreen. There’s a special late showing tonight of Groundhog Day. Sunday begins a run of The Central Park Five, the documentary directed and written by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon. More at can be found at cinestudio.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
 Wild Wild Live with MC Apper

A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists’ campus shows.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News – Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

For the next half hour, until 7pm you have the Middletown Youth Radio Project – A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7, until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee – 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, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing 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 – 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
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italiafrom 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU’s own WESParla 
 – 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 sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “Carol of Bells Rush Hour” from the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. you can learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org

The written form for what you’ve heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive 

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, January 24th and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends.I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. WESU is now recording our live stream! Visit wesu.streamrewind.com to hear VOICE of the CITY, and other great shows recorded here on WESU! Thanks for tuning in.

On Saturday afternoon at 1pm, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts the Free Poets Collective, featuring The Meeting House Poets, with the Piano-Bass Duo of David Sergio and Walter Mayo augmenting the poetry with jazz and American Songbook standards.

At 8pm Saturday evening, Jazz Trumpeter Nick Di Maria and his ensemble will be playing original compositions from their upcoming studio release that was recorded at New Haven’s Firehouse 12 Studio.Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood each Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare it beforehand at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information you can check out foodnotbombs.net online buttonwood.org

At Café Nine in New Haven tonight JAZZ HAVEN Presents: The Tony Purrone Trio. Friday, Rizzo’s Dilemma makes for a night of hard-hitting improvisational rock. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday night The Spampinato Brothers take the stage w/ the Ivory Bills . SUNDAY there’s a special show to gather together to celebrate the life of the late, great Sam Velecca with an afternoon of Grateful Dead music. More can be found online at cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight,y brings Girls Guns & Glory w/Elison Jackson. Rhett Tyler & Early Warning make for an evening of MondernBlues at Blackeyed Sally’s Friday Night. Saturday night THE ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND brings their roots, blues and soul to Sally’s. More can be found online at blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight Russell Library, The Middlesex County Historical Society presents quilt expert, Sue Reich, at 7:00 pm in the Hubbard Room of Russell Library. The title of her talk is “Quiltmaking 1941 to 1945 – The War Years.” Saturday morning the Russell knitters meet and invite you to join them for knitting tips and tricks. All levels of experience are welcome. More can be found at russelllibrary.org

Friday evening at 8pm Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: “Music at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello” in Crowell Concert Hall: featuring what might have been heard after-hours in the Charlottesville, Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson, as well as in the slaves’ quarters. Featuring performances by singer, guitarist and banjo player Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Dennis James on glass harmonica, singer Jennifer Hope Wills, violinists Robert Mealy and Mazz Swift, cellist Katie Rietman, Christopher Layer on bagpipes and flutes, and Wesleyan Professor of Music Neely Bruce on harpsichord.

This Sunday Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: “Violin & Piano: Dramatic Partners” Featuring Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Erika Schroth alongside Violinist Netta Hadari. At The Russell House on High Street, here in Middletown. Admission: FREE! Sunday also brings the Monthly Shaped Note Singing gathering to Wesleyan’s Downey House at the corner of High and Court Sts in Middletown from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. More online at www.wesleeyan.edu/cfa

At 8:00 pm this Friday in Hartford, Canadian Brass Trombonist, Achilles Liarmakopoulos and Maestro Edward Cumming with Hartt Sinfonia join Ezequiel Menéndez for Concert to Benefit Jubilee House at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. More information can be found at jubileehouse.org.

Saturday Night in Hartford at 7:30Pm at Real Art Ways, The Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble presents: The Prince Project World Premiere which pays tribute the work of Pop Icon and songwriter, Prince. More can be found at realartways.org

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford through tonight Real Art Ways presents 2 screenings of Dave Grohl’s Documentary film, Sound City about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City. More information can be found at realartways.org .

Tonight, Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, tonight and running through Saturday Wreck It Ralph, an amusing animated movie about 80s-era video game characters who come to life. More at can be found at cinestudio.org .

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

Right after the Jive at 5, it’s

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.


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


Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!


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.

Thursday /Friday, 10:30- 2:30am DJ Otto Nation playing an eclectic mix of music from the WESU library


Friday, 2:30-3:30am
Sunspot Loops
A sporadic exploration of what exists in music at the moment.

Friday, 3:30-4am
Corporate Radio Talk Show Live Superstar 9000 with \.com

The talk show that has the FCC raving! We never cease to disappoint.


The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 a.m. 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 tojive@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.

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Good evening, it’s Wednesday,  January 30th 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 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!

And I’m Donna Denert.  Thanks for joining us.
Here’s a brief rundown of some of the cultural and entertaining events happening in our area this week:

On Saturday afternoon at 1pm, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts the Free Poets Collective, featuring The Meeting House Poets, with the Piano-Bass Duo of David Sergio and Walter Mayo augmenting the poetry with jazz and American Songbook standards.

At 8pm Saturday evening, Jazz Trumpeter Nick Di Maria and his ensemble will be playing original compositions from their upcoming studio release that was recorded at New Haven’s Firehouse 12 Studio.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood each Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare it beforehand at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information you can check out foodnotbombs.net online buttonwood.org

At Café Nine in New Haven tonight it’s Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone w/ Michele Riganese. Thursday night at Café Nine JAZZ HAVEN Presents: The Tony Purrone Trio. Friday, Rizzo’s Dilemma makes for a night of hard-hitting improvisational rock. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week.  Saturday night The Spampinato Brothers take the stage w/ the Ivory Bills .  SUNDAY there’s a special show to gather together to celebrate the life of the late, great Sam Velecca with an afternoon of Grateful Dead music. More can be found online at cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight, it’s their
longstanding Blues Jam session hosted by Tim McDonald this week. Thursday brings Girls Guns & Glory w/Elison Jackson. Rhett Tyler & Early Warning make for an evening of MondernBlues at Blackeyed Sally’s Friday Night. Saturday night THE ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND brings their roots, blues and soul  to Sally’s. More can be found online at blackeyedsallys.com

Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meets Every Wednesday at First Church on Court Street from 7-9:30pm offering Class for beginners and experienced dancers.  You can call 860-347-0278 for information.

Thursday afternoon at 2pm here in Middletown, The Russell Library presents the writing workshop: “We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences” under the direction of author Elisabeth Petry . This series invites veterans to share their stories in their own voices in Meeting Room 2. Also at Russell Library on Thursday evening, The Middlesex County Historical Society presents quilt expert, Sue Reich, at 7:00 pm in the Hubbard Room of Russell Library. The title of her talk is “Quiltmaking 1941 to 1945 – The War Years.”  Saturday morning the Russell knitters meet and invite you to join them for knitting tips and tricks. All levels of experience are welcome. More can be found at russelllibrary.org

Friday evening at 8pm  Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: “Music at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello” in Crowell Concert Hall: featuring what might have been heard after-hours in the Charlottesville, Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson, as well as in the slaves’ quarters. Featuring performances by singer, guitarist and banjo player Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Dennis James on glass harmonica, singer Jennifer Hope Wills, violinists Robert Mealy and Mazz Swift, cellist Katie Rietman, Christopher Layer on bagpipes and flutes, and Wesleyan Professor of Music Neely Bruce on harpsichord.

This Sunday Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: “Violin & Piano: Dramatic Partners” Featuring Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Erika Schroth alongside Violinist Netta Hadari. At  The Russell House on High Street, here in Middletown. Admission: FREE! Sunday also brings the Monthly Shaped Note Singing gathering to Wesleyan’s Downey House at the corner of High and Court Sts in Middletown from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. More online at www.wesleeyan.edu/cfa

At 8:00 pm this Friday in Hartford, Canadian Brass Trombonist, Achilles Liarmakopoulos and Maestro Edward Cumming with Hartt Sinfonia join Ezequiel Menéndez for Concert to Benefit Jubilee House at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. More information can be found at jubileehouse.org.

Saturday Night in Hartford at 7:30Pm at Real Art Ways, The Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble presents: The Prince Project World Premiere which pays tribute the work of Pop Icon and songwriter, Prince. More can be found at realartways.org

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford through tonight you can catch “56 Up.” Starting in 1964 with “Seven Up,” which follow the lives of 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England who were filmed every seven years since, examining the progression of their lives.  Real Art Ways is also showing The Rabbi’s Cat a Animated feature Based on the best-selling graphic novel by Joann Sfar. The Rabbi’s Cat tells the story of a rabbi and his talking cat – a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi’s voluptuous teenage daughter.

Tomorrow night, Real Art Ways presents 2 screenings of Dave Grohl’s  Documentary film, Sound City about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City. More information can be found at realartways.org .

Tonight, Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, is showing a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window as Part of the Thinking through Film Series.  Opening Thursday and running through Saturday Cinestudio presents Wreck It Ralph, an amusing animated movie about 80s-era video game characters who come to life. More at can be found at cinestudio.org .

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

Right after the Jive at 5, it’s the Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano. An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

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

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

Beginning at 9:30 until11pm 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.

Then from 11pm-midnight, it’s The Smorgasboard with Hygge Li and Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance.

Beginning at midnight and running until 1:30, Gus Lo presents Midnight munchies,
below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

 From 1:30-2:30am it’s Today Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow with Fuzzball
Follow along as we ride the contours of recorded sound through history and explore the interplay of past and present.

And starting at 2:30 and running for an hour it’s Alive Not Amplified with Adrien
The longest running student radio show on WESU! Electronics discouraged.

And from 3:30 to 4am it’s DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections
You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.

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

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

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!

Tuesday, January 29

 Good afternoon, it’s Tuesday,  January 29th. 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 Isabelle Gauthier. Thanks for joining us.
Here’s a brief rundown of some of the cultural and entertaining events happening in our area this week:

At the Buttonwood here in Middletown, Saturday afternoon at 1pm is Free Poets Collective Featuring The Meeting House Poets, with the Piano-Bass Duo of David Sergio and Walter Mayo augmenting the poetry with jazz and American Songbook standards. At 8pm Saturday evening, Jazz Trumpeter Nick Di Maria and his ensemble will be playing original compositions from their upcoming studio release that was recorded at New Haven’s Firehouse 12 Studio.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood each Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare it beforehand at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. www.foodnotbombs.net more about buttonwood tree events online at www.buttonwood.org

At Café Nine in New Haven tonight, there’s a local indie pop showcase with Dance Charletan and Big Charlie’s Rubber Band. Wednesday night it’s Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone w/ Michele Riganese. Thursday night at Café Nine JAZZ HAVEN Presents: The Tony Purrone Trio. Friday, Rizzo’s Dilemma makes for a night of hard-hitting improvisational rock. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week.  Saturday night The Spampinato Brothers take the stage w/ the Ivory Bills .  SUNDAY there’s a special show to Gather together to celebrate the life of the late, great Sam Velecca with an afternoon of Grateful Dead music. More online found at www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight, is Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, to Sally’s stage for their weekly engagement.
Wednesday, it’s Black eyed Sally’s longstanding Blues Jam session hosted by Tim McDonald this week. Thursday brings Girls Guns & Glory w/Elison Jackson. Rhett Tyler & Early Warning make for an evening of MondernBlues at Blackeyed Sally’s Friday Night. Saturday night THE ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND brings their roots, blues and soul  to Sally’s. more online at www.blackeyedsallys.com

On Tuesday nights here in Middletown Klekolo world Coffee on Court Street presents a weekly open Mic event. www.klekolo.com

Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meets Every Wednesday 7-9:30p offering Class for beginners and experienced dancers. At First Church on Court Street. You can call 860-347-0278 for information.
Thursday afternoon at 2pm here in Middletown, The Russell Library presents the writing workshop: “We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences” under the direction of author Elisabeth Petry . This series invites veterans to share their stories in their own voices in Meeting Room 2. Also at Russeell Library on Thursday evening, The Middlesex County Historical Society presents quilt expert, Sue Reich, at 7:00 pm in the Hubbard Room of Russell Library. The title of her talk is “Quiltmaking 1941 to 1945 – The War Years.”  Saturday morning the Russell knitters meet and invite you to join them for knitting tips and tricks. All levels of experience are welcome. www.russelllibrary.org

Friday evening at 8pm  Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: “Music at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello” in Crowell Concert Hall: featuring what might have been heard after-hours in the Charlottesville, Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson, as well as in the slaves’ quarters. Featuring performances by singer, guitarist and banjo player Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Dennis James on glass harmonica, singer Jennifer Hope Wills, violinists Robert Mealy and Mazz Swift, cellist Katie Rietman, Christopher Layer on bagpipes and flutes, and Wesleyan Professor of Music Neely Bruce on harpsichord.

This Sunday Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: “Violin & Piano: Dramatic Partners” Featuring Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Erika Schroth alongside Violinist Netta Hadari. At  The Russell House on High Street, here in Middletown. Admission: FREE! Sunday also brings the Monthly Shaped Note Singing gathering to Wesleyan’s Downey House at the corner of High and Court Sts in Middletown from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. More online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

at 8:00 pm this Friday in Hartford, Canadian Brass Trombonist, Achilles Liarmakopoulos and Maestro Edward Cumming with Hartt Sinfonia join Ezequiel Menéndez for Concert to Benefit Jubilee House at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. www.jubileehouse.org.

Saturday Night inHartford at 7:30Pm at Real Art Ways, The Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble presents: The Prince Project World Premiere which pays tribute the work of Pop Icon and songwriter, Prince. www.realartways.org

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford through Wednesday you can catch “56 Up.” Starting in 1964 with “Seven Up,” which follow the lives of 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England who were filmed every seven years since, examining the progression of their lives.  Real Art Ways is also showing The Rabbi’s Cat a Animated feature Based on the best-selling graphic novel by Joann Sfar. The Rabbi’s Cat tells the story of a rabbi and his talking cat – a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi’s voluptuous teenage daughter. Thursday Night Real Art Ways presents 2 screenings of Dave Grohl’s  Documentary film, Sound City about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City. More information at www.realartways.org .

Tonight, Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, is showing Wake in Fright,” called “The best and most terrifying film about Australia in existence.”  Gary Bond stars as a sensitive schoolteacher who ventures into the Outback, finding himself lured into a rural nightmare of debauchery and dread that exists far from any dreams of civilization. Wednesday Real Art Ways presents a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window as Part of the Thinking through Film Series.  Opening Thursday and running through Saturday Cinestudio presents Wreck It Ralph, an amusing animated movie about 80s-era video game characters who come to life. More at www.cinestudio.org .

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
Right after the Jive At Five, Stick around for Finding Bliss with Lauren “Bliss Agnelli” for an hour of inspirational talk with and about folks who are following their hearts and living authentically.

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

At 630 tonight Bill Revill is in the house for 90 minutes of folk and Americana on his show, Acoustic Blender.
At 8pm J-Cherry presents Voice of the City for a live and local spotlight on the arts in our region.
At 9:00 is DJ Cheshire Cat. He’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his brain, and a musical arsenal at his finger tips. Watch out!
From 11:30 tune in for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ  Sleepy Girl
Dj Otto Nation presents an eclectic mix of music at 12:30.
at 2:30 Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat spotlighting an hours worth of versions of one song!

at 3:30am its angels and airwaves MPD

The BBC World News   begins at 4am and we begin tomorrow’s programming at 5am with Morning Edition from National Public Radio.
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

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!