Tuesday July 17th Jive
Good evening, it’s Tuesday, July 17th. This is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here
on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. I’m Maria Johnson, Thanks for making WESU your listener-supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent
and local public affairs and free-form community radio.
The Middletown Commission on the Arts presents its annual Summer Sounds concert series on the City’s South Green (Union Park) tonight
and on Tuesdayevenings throughout the summer. Tonight features Loren Evarts Jazz Group. More information at arts2go.org
In New Haven, tonight, Café Nine presents nuclear indie group ‘Girl in a Coma’ along with Black Box Revelation and You Scream I
Scream.Tomorrow night it’s Fake Babies; Ports of Spain; Elison Jackson; Kindred Queer; and Jose Oyola taking the Café Nine stage starting at
8 pm. Thursday Blues @9 brings the John D’Amato band to the stage, and Friday Night will see Nona Hendrix, of the funk/glam/rock group
‘Labelle’ • Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the George Baker Experience this week. Saturday Night the rock and
roll cats from the Cape, The Spampinato Brothers, w/ Big Fat Combo, will be performing live. More online at www.cafenine.com
In New Britain tonight, MATT ZEINER & FRIENDS play Jazz from 8:30-Midnight at Tools Bar and Grill. On Friday the Latin Quarter Jazz
Collective take the stage, followed by the D. Smith Blues Band on Saturday night. More online at www.Toolsbarandgrill.com
Tonight and continuing on Tuesday nights in Hartford, you can catch Mike Palin’s “Other orchestra” an 18-piece big band live on stage at
Black-Eyed Sally’s. Tomorrow and every Wednesday night, Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! On
Friday night storyteller and deep roots guitarist known as ‘The Sauce Boss” will take the stage at Sally’s, followed by the Randy Oxford Band
on Saturday night. www.blackeyedsallys.com
On Wednesdays through July and into early August, The Friends of Long Hill Estate, together with The Long Hill Estate Authority, will once
again host their free ‘Music at the
Mansion’ series at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown.
All of the concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the grounds open for
picnicking at 5:30 p.m. Parking will be at the Mansion, at the Wilbert Snow
School, and at Mercy High School.
Concerts will be held in light rain, or the threat of showers.
Tomorrow, making its first appearance at the Wadsworth Mansion: The Highland Rovers Band, fusing popular
rock percussive rhythms, bagpipes, and vocal harmonies to create an
intricate and fresh sound. HRB’s multi-layered, upbeat, and danceable music
showcases its universal appeal to both mainstream modern rock lovers and
culturally diverse audiences searching for a distinct Celtic flavor. Visit
the band’s website at Highland Rovers Band.com
For more information on these and other upcoming events, go to wadsworthmansion.com.
There are rumors of an ARTFARM Shakespeare Everywhere event at the mansion at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Hint: the question, Wherefore art
thou?, will be asked. Go to art-farm.org for more.
Also here in Middletown Mondays through Thursdays from 10am-noon through July and August, Stacey Stroka leads The Buttonwood Tree’s
Open Arts & Crafts program. Everyone is welcome!
Tomorrow night will be the Middletown Gallery Walk, which will continue every third Wednesday of the month from now until October
from 5:00-8:00 pm.
Friday night, California performers Mark Lemaire and Twilight bring their ‘beautiful two-part harmonies and virtuoso guitar’ to the
Saturday at the Buttonwood Tree is a double bill starting off with ‘contemporary jazz guitar innovators’ Sheryl Bailey and Vic Juris, followed
by a little Rock n’ Roll with Ray Mason. Show begins at 8:00 pm.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare
vegetarian food at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957
Also here in Middletown, the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park presents Thursday Night “Jazz on the River “ from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. For
info and reservations call 860-347-9999
The Hamden Arts Commission continues its 2012 Summer Concert Series with Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes this Friday at 7:30 pm in the
Town Center Park at Meadowbrook, Hamden
This week brings the return of the Gathering of the Vibes to Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Kicking off Thursday and running through
Sunday, this music festoval features dozens of national and international performers. highlights include STEEL PULSE, PRIMUS, PHIL LESH &
FRIENDS, BOB WEIR & BRUCE HORNSBY WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRANFORD MARSALIS, MICKEY HART BAND, GEORGE PORTER JR, THE
GREYBOY ALLSTARS, ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, THE STEPKIDS, THE MCLOVINS, MATES OF STATE, DEEP BANANA BLACKOUT, SOULIVE AND
LETTUCE, plus much much more with MASTER OF CEREMONIES WAVY GRAVY! details online at http://gatheringofthevibes.com
Saturday mornings at 11, The Russell Knitters meet and work at The Russell Library here in Middletown. All are welcome to share their
expertise and experience. More online at www.russelllibrary.org
Finally, in Middletown, on a social justice note, on Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m., Encuentro will meet on Middletown’s South Green. Encuentro is
a gathering of individuals who are struggling for housing, education, health, freedom, justice, a voice, space to exist, peace, respect,
community and dignity, and for humanity to counter the current tendency to prioritize big business over the general welfare. For information,
‘Tis the season for farmers’ markets and here’s a few in our area:
The Durham Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday on the Town Green on Main St, from 3 to 6:30 pm, through September. The
longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October. The
Middletown North End Farmers Market is now open 10 am to 2 pm every Friday and is located at the corner of Liberty and Main Streets in
That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org –
the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown.
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.
Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, will be showing the 1958 French film ‘Bonjour Tristesse.’ Opening tomorrow and
running through Next Tuesday, Cinestudio presents a new work by American director Wes Anderson entitled, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ which took
the opening slot at the Cannes Film Festival. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org
This Friday through next Tuesday, Real Art Ways in Hartford will be showing ‘Polisse’, a film that follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of
men and women working for the Child Proctection Unit of the Parisian police force. Tickets, times, and more online at www.realartways.org
Now stay tuned. Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight: as we kick off our Summer Program guide.
Coming up, from 5:05 to 6, it’s Finding Bliss: Words and Music with DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli
An interview, free-form talk show about people who are following their hearts and living authentically.
Next comes Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the
At 6:30, J-Cherry Presents ‘The Voice of the CITY’
Join J-Cherry and the Strawberries for live and local Connecticut arts and music at their best. A bi-weekly show featuring the areas finest
artists and musicians of every genre.
Beginning at 8 and running an extra hour tonight, till 11, it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk,
folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music that has a roots influence. Tonight’s show will feature
the music of Woodie Guthrie, in honor of his 100th birthday.
Next up, at 11, an hour later than usual, stay tuned for DJ Cheshire Cat’s Wonderland.
Then, from midnight to1:30 am, it’s Back From Baltimore with Hannah Malloy, bringing you new and old psychedelic, indie, rock, folk,
alternative, lo-fi music and at least a few tunes from Baltimore’s music scene.
Next, from 1:30 to 2:30, it’s Random Access Music – with DJ Cheshire Cat, a suicide shuffle of songs and sounds, followed at 2:30 by
The Graveyard with DJ Otto Nation, an eclectic mix of music from the WESU collection of new releases.
The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the
script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to
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