Wednesday, July 21, 2010

aRt On AiR WESU 88.1FM

Live interviews and performances with local singers/songwriters Stephy K, and John Wright. listen online at

aRt On AiR WESU 88.1FM

Live interview with Imani Green author of The Absence of Soil. Live interview with heavy metal band Pyramis

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

J-Cherry Bio

There are two parts of myself, Jennifer Shafer Wood, mother, visual artist and freelance journalist… J-Cherry, is my alter ego… the fearless spirit that loves the stage, music, poetry and people. This part of myself has been around my whole life, the part of me that sings and performs, but she was in the shadows until poetry freed her to come out and sing... Born and raised in music and art I have been writing poetry since I learned to write. As a child I sang in school, and church choir, but stopped singing publicly, except to my children, for many years. I’ve learned that you're never to old, and it's never to late to do what you love! To find yourself in your childhood, and rediscover a passion you’ve always had, but buried to become an adult. J-Cherry allows me to be a free spirit…

My father was a multitalented jazz composer and musician. He died in 2001. My mother is a jazz pianist and composer, and my stepfather is a multi gifted jazz and blues composer, and musician. We played music in a band called, Thin Air, and performed throughout the State of Connecticut in 2007/2009. Currently, I play with the Strawberries. I am also the host and producer of, Monday Night Anything Goes Open Mic at the Buttonwood Tree, in Middletown, CT, and the producer/radio host of, VOICE of the CITY, airing on WESU 88.1 FM, Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00PM. Live and local... this ain't no commercial radio!

J-Cherry and the Strawberries

J-Cherry and the Strawberries live at the Strawberry Fields Festival, East Hampton, CT. June 2010

J-Cherry and the Strawberries

J-Cherry and the Strawberries live at the Strawberry Fields Festival, East Hampton, CT. June 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

J-Cherry Presents ArT oN AiR: Kristin Zhea

J-Cherry interviews the lovely and talented Kristin Zhea live on WESU 5-4-2010. Follow the link to to hear the entire show.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

J- Cherry talks with Michael Arafeh of Coffeehouse Recording Studio

J-Cherry and Michael Arafeh take a listen to music out of Coffeehouse Recording Studio... Local music at it's best! Follow the link to hear the show:

Sympetalous and DadaVita

J-Cherry interviews The Broad Street Books Poet of the month... followed by an interview with Sympetalous and a live performance with Sympetalous and DadaVita... follow the link to listen to the recorded show

The lovely Kate Callahan

J-Cherry interviews the lovely Kate Callahan on WESU 88.1FM, Middletown, CT. Kate is an inspiring singer/songwriter and guitar player with  soulful lyrics and the voice of an angel... Tune in and see for yourself...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

J-Cherry and the Strawberries

Tonight on WESU 88.1 FM at 7:30 PM tune into a wild and live jam with J-Cherry and the Strawberries...

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aRt On AiR WESU 88.1FM

Tonight on aRt On AiR, at 6:30PM tune in for our special guest:

Kate Callahan, singer songwriter.

Kate has a warm clear voice... she is a talented  guitar player and her lyrics... poetry to the ears.

"Kate's music has won her the Hartford Advocate's "Best Solo Performer" Award '02-'04 and college/ community radio play throughout the Northeast. Fans refer to Kate's music as "emotional," "beautiful," and "compelling."

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

ArT oN aIr....

Tune in at 6:30PM  on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown or listen live at, for ArT oN aIr... It's live, it's local, it's HOT! Listen to our show archived at

Friday, April 9, 2010

Anything Goes, Featured Artist of The Month

Sympetalous and DadaVita in da house! Poetry and music... a whole new level of consciousness... Monday April 12th. 7:30 open Mic sign up. The show starts at 8.

Anything Goes Open Mic Monday!

Calling all poets, singers, music makers and those with something to share... Please join us Monday nights at the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center at 605 Main Street, Middletown. For, "Anything Goes Open Mic Mondays". Signup is at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00. All the world is a stage... The MIC is open!