Good evening, it’s Friday, November 9th, 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:
Friday at 8 p.m., the band The Violet Lights performs at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, playing a combination of indie and garage rock, with Britpop elements. Saturday at 8 p.m., Turkish jazz guitarist and composer Sinan Bakir brings “Tales and Stories,” a CD-release concert, to the Buttonwood. Every Sunday around 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on their website at www.buttonwood.org.
On Friday, the Merita Halili & Raif Hyseni Orchestra and La Cumbiamba Eneyé will be playing at Fayerweather 202, Beckham Hall from 8:30-10:00pm. This is a feature of the Music & Public Life series. Admission is free. Also, Music & Public Life presents the Sakhioba Ensemble, dedicated entirely to the performance and popularization of traditional Georgian folksongs and liturgical hymns on Saturday at 8 pm in the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel. More information can be found at wesleyan.edu/mpl
Shakespeare’s Land Of The Dead: A True Account Of The Zombie Plague Of 1599 - Is artistic integrity ever worth dying for? A production brought to life by the Teen Rep Company at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington St. tonight and Saturday at 7:30pm. Visit oddfellowsplayhouse.org
On Saturday at 2pm at the Davison Art Center, 301 High Street on the campus of Wesleyan University, the Davison Art Center presents a conversation between artist and art historian Jonathan Weinberg, and artist Andrew Raftery about the genesis of the work in the current exhibition, Andrew Raftery: Open House. For more info, visit Wesleyan.edu/dac
On Saturday, the Branford Folk Music Society presents the Red Hen String Band in concert at the Branford Folk Coffeehouse at the First Congregational Church of Branford, 1009 Main Street. For more information, go to folknotes.org/branfordfolk.
Saturday night in Collinsville catch Jr. Krauss and the Shakes plus The Mighty Soul Drivers at Bridge Street Live. Show starts at 8PM. For more information visit www.41bridgestreet.com
Over in New Haven, tonight on the Café Nine stage it’s Rockabilly Riot, featuring Rosie Flores; w/ Marti Brom. Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ hosts Gary Grippo and friends, followed at 9 by the Manic Productions presentation of Dignan Porch; w/Eraas; and Space Orphans. Sunday at 4 p.m. attend Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, with a “A Very Viking Thanksgiving”: What do you get when you combine art school and alcohol? Then at 8, it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight it’s the Michael Cleary Band, a Hartford institution celebrating its 21st year of making original groove/funk/rock music. Then Saturday, it’s Biscuit Miller & the Mix. More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.
Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten path in Central Connecticut.
Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight and Saturday, it’s “Compliance,” a film inspired by true events, telling the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. Also beginning Friday and running for six days: “Holy Motors,” a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. The late show on Saturday is “The Room.” Then Sunday, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, continues with Part 5: “American Cinema of the ‘70s”; and “Movies to Change the World” (1970s). More details can be found at realartways.org.
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, it’s the 14th Eros Film Festival with “My Best Day” and “Loose Cannons” on Friday. Saturday’s festival offerings are “Call me Kuchu,” “Four,” and “Strange Frame.” The festival wraps up on Sunday with “The Laramie Project.” Also on Sunday, the film “Max et Les Ferailleurs.” will be presented. Learn more at cinestudio.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
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
- 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 – 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
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 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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