Good afternoon. It’s Friday, June 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.
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 here in Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree presents the Brooklyn-based harmony-driven power trio ”Apollo Run”. Saturday The Buttonwood Tree offers a full line up of activities and events starting at 10:30 am as they participate in the CT Department of Tourism’s Annual Open House Day. Spiritual Workshops, live music, and an artist’s reception and gallery show are all in the works. The day culminates at The Buttonwood Tree with the NYC-based Danny Fox Trio playing genre-defying original music that lies somewhere between jazz , chamber music, and rock. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to the meal and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Later on Sunday evening at 7:30 at The Buttonwood, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. It’s produced and hosted by Ty Mapp. There’s more information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957
Down in New Haven tonight at Café Nine Burlesque-A-Pades take the stage. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Ideat Village XII Fundraiser to Café nine featuring Sidewalk Dave, the Grimm Generation, Farewood and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. More online at www.cafenine.com
Also happening tonight down in New Haven, Shakedown plays the Grateful DEAD & BEYOND at Toads Place with Mushroom Cloud and Gigglejuice opening that show. Saturday night Unearth, This Is Hell, Vengeance, and Torment the Dreamer make for a night of loud rock at Toads. More online at www.toadsplace.com
At Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, tonight Joey Spampinato, founding member of the legendary NRBQ is back on the stage with his brother! Saturday night, John Fries & The Heat. Featuring Matt Zeiner celebrate the release of their new CD at Sally’s.www.blackeyedsallys.com
Fresh off their athletic victories from the Special Olympics CT-Eastern Regional Games twenty two athletes from the Greater Middletown Special Olympics are set to compete at the Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games beginning on Friday June 8 through June 10 hosted by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven & the Hamden Hall School in Hamden. Nineteen Athletes from the GMSO will be competing in Track & Field events & three in Cycling events. For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org
Saturday brings the 35th Anniversary Military vehicle show and flea market to the Chester fairgrounds from 8am-4pm. The event features Antique Military vehicles, a flea market, food on site, Military displays and more. www.comvec.org for info.
The Strawberry Fields FEST 2012 in East Hampton’s Village Centre is happening this Saturday, June 9th. The event starts at 9am on the village green with free yoga, everyone is welcome. Vendors will be setting up along the sidewalks with crafts, food, and arts. Anyone interested in being a vendor can sign up at 70 Main Coffeehouse and Art Gallery. There will be artist demonstrations, a strawberry wine and beer tasting, and music throughout the day including a performance from J-Cherry and the Strawberries and Gigglejuice.
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this week:
Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, continues their annual Gay and Lesbian film festival through Saturday. Opening on Sunday at Cinestudio, National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org
Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of Marley through June 14. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary reggae musician, Bob Marley.Tonight Real Art Ways opens a run of Pink Ribbons, Inc. a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. Friday also kicks off a ‘weekends-only’ run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”. Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Real Art Ways has also booked “The Room” which has been dubbed as “The best terrible movie ever” for a series of monthly late night screenings. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org
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
- 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
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.
At 1:30am we go
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with
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
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.
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