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March 13, 2003 Edition

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Irish Memory Shows:
Irish entertainment

MAZOMANIE -- The luck of the Irish will be in Mazomanie on Saturday, March 15, at 1 and 7 p.m., with the Irish Memory Shows at the Mazomanie Community Building.

Proceeds will benefit the St. Barnabas Church, Mazomanie picnic committee for the purchase of entertainment tents.

The Irish Memory Singers will entertain with their humorous and lyrical Irish folk songs and stories. Featured vocalists will include Jet Springstead, Fred Beuthin, and Deb Schroeder, as well as The Roses Three with Lyn Instefjord, Gail Harness, and Tess Imobersteg performing barbershop-type harmony.

A highlight at the 1 p.m. show will be the traditional Gaelic a cappella group Navan. Performing at the evening show are traditional Irish step-dancers, The Henry Family Dancers.

Staff Infection Irish Bluegrass Band from Mt. Horeb will also perform. The eight-person band includes fiddle, banjo, guitar, keyboards, bass, bodhran, flute, and washboard.

The cost for either show is $5 and tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the show. Concessions will also be available during the shows. To reserve tickets, call Deb Schroeder's voice mail with a message at 608-575-2093.

Tickets for a raffle drawing for a handmade, queen-size log cabin Irish shamrock quilt are available from Irish Memory Singers and St. Barnabas Parish members and will also be sold at the event.

There will be a gathering following the 7 p.m. performance and everyone is welcome to perform his or her favorite Irish song and socialize.

For more information, contact Jim or Deb Schroeder at 608-767-2920.

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Media/Arts Briefs

'Sunday Afternoon Live'

MADISON -- "Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem" welcomes University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty March 16 at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery III.

The performers will be numerous faculty members of many disciplines. The program features instrumental music by Vivaldi, Muczynski, LeClerc, and Boyce with featured vocal music by Copeland, Handel, and others.

There will be a reception after the performance; a free docent-led tour of the Elvehjem Museum begins at 2 p.m.

"Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem" is a free weekly chamber music series presented by the Elvehjem Museum of Art and Wisconsin Public Radio, with the cooperation of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music.

Children's choir

SINSINAWA -- The Sinsinawa Mound Children's Choir will perform free for the public on Sunday, March 16, at 3 p.m., in the Heritage Level at the Mound.

The 30-member tri-state choir, under the direction of Sr. Marie Juan Maney, will perform patriotic songs and other selections.

For information on Mound events, call 608-748-4411 or visit the Web site at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwestern Wisconsin on Cty. Rd. Z, off Hwy. 11.

Theater Bus

MADISON -- Theater Bus for people over 60 has planned two outings in April.

The bus will travel to Baraboo for "An Evening with Groucho," a two act comedy starring Frank Ferrante portraying Groucho Marx at the Ringling Theatre on Saturday, April 12. Luncheon at the Farm Kitchen Restaurant and transportation is including in the cost of $42.

"Memorable Memories from 1940's Broadway" is the theme of the annual benefit party for Theater Bus. It will feature luncheon at Blackhawk Country Club and soprano Tamara Brognano on Sunday, April 27. The cost of $40 includes the show, luncheon, and transportation.

Call 608-257-0003 for information on both events.

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TV Programs of Note

Following are some theatrical movies and television programs of note. This information is being provided to assist people in making viewing choices.

Monday-Friday, 2:30 p.m., Inspiration Channel (cable) -- "Catholic Mass."

Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- "Daily Mass." No 6 p.m. showing on Sunday.

Thursday, March 13, 12 p.m., WHA (PBS) - "19th Annual World's Largest Concert." "Connect with the Music" is the theme of this concert that focuses on the ways in which music connects to many aspects of life.

Sunday, March 16, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) - "Mass." Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.

Sunday, March 16, 12:30 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "Dana Sings: Ireland's Classic Melodies." Dana blends the breathtaking scenery of her homeland - the Emerald Isle - with beloved melodies that celebrate Ireland, the Irish people, and their deep faith. Repeats 2 a.m. March 22.

Sunday, March 16, 2:45 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "Lent Today with Fr. Groeschel." Fr. Benedict Groeschel's daily Lenten meditations. Episode 13: 2:45 p.m. March 17; Episode 14: 2:45 p.m. March 18; Episode 15: 2:45 p.m. March 19; Episode 16: 2:45 p.m. March 20; Episode 17: 2:45 p.m. March 21; Episode 18: 2:45 p.m. March 22.

Sunday, March 16, 3 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "Lenten Reflections." Repeats 4:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 21.

Sunday, March 16, 6 p.m., WKOW (ABC) - "The Emperor's New Groove" (2000). Wonderful animated feature in which the cocky emperor (voice of David Spade) of a mythical South American kingdom is turned into a lowly llama by his wicked advisor (voice of Eartha Kitt) and must rely on a good-hearted peasant (voice of John Goodman) to regain his empire. With its simple message that kindness is best, director Mark Dindal's sprightly film tickles with crisp animation, bouncy music, and an excellent ensemble cast of voices. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification of the theatrical version was A-I - general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating was G - general audiences.

Sunday-Tuesday, March 16-18, 8 p.m. each night, SciFi (cable) - "Children of Dune." Miniseries sequel to Frank Herbert's "Dune" based on the second and third books of his "Dune Chronicles," continuing the story of the Atreides family and the fall of an empire.

Tuesday, March 18, 8 p.m., WHA (PBS) - "Domestic Violence." Filmed in Tampa, Fla., by master filmmaker Fred Wiseman, the program includes police response, intervention, and attempted resolution of domestic violence calls. Sequences at the local shelter include intake interviews, counseling, anger-management training, group therapy, and conversations among clients and between clients and staff. Part two: 8 p.m. March 19.

Friday, March 21, 6 p.m., WHA (PBS) - "We the People Supreme Court Debate." Candidates vying for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court debate the issues. Repeats 10 a.m. March 23.

Saturday, March 22, 7 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "Chartres Cathedral: A Sacred Geometry." This video presents a very detailed history of Chartres Cathedral, begun in 1145; burned in 1194 except for the west front; rebuilt 1205 to 1220. The viewer is taken through the cathedral, both inside and outside, and provided with a full explanation of the religious images found both in glass and stone. Repeats 2 a.m. March 25 and noon March 27.

Radio Programs of Note

Monday, March 17-Sunday, March 23, 4 p.m., WHFA (1240 AM) - "Bishop William H. Bullock's Weekly Radio Broadcast."

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