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April 10, 2003 Edition

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'Sunday Afternoon Live'

MADISON -- "Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem" welcomes the Wausau Conservatory of Music Sunday, April 13, at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery III.

Barbara Latimer, mezzo, and Scott Hunsberger, baritone, will perform a duet and art songs supported by Bette Close, piano, and Zachery Pelletier, cello. Close is joined by Margaret Jerz for a four-handed rendition of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

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.

Theater Bus plans trips

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

"Broadway Salutes Irving Berlin - Super Show 2003" will be performed by the MATC Communities Show Choir on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitby Theater, Madison. Cost is $20, including show and transportation. For reservations call 608-257-0003 before the April 10 deadline.

"Annie, Get Your Gun" will be on stage at the Fireside Theater in Fort Atkinson on Wednesday, May 21. Cost is $65, including show, transportation, and the Fireside's luncheon. For reservations call 608-257-0003 before the April 23 deadline.

Lecture at museum

MADISON -- The Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol Square will hold another event in its adult lecture and dinner series, "A Taste of Wisconsin Traditions."

"At the Ballpark without Milwaukee Braves" is scheduled for Thursday, April 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the museum, 30 N. Carroll St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for pre-registered guests to view the IcOn Wisconsin exhibit that explores the official and unofficial symbols of Wisconsin.

Guests will enjoy traditional ballpark foods and hear about the "glory days" of the championship team, the Milwaukee Braves, featuring remarks by three members of the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association.

Seating is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required by April 14. The cost is $18 per person ($15 for Wisconsin Historical Society member). Register via e-mail at museum@whs.wisc.edu or call 608-264-6566. Checks should be made out to the Wisconsin Historical Museum and sent to 30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703, attn: Monica.

Chamber concert

MADISON -- Edgewood College presents the Edgewood Chamber Orchestra in concert, performing pieces by Mozart, Ives, Purcell, and Prokofiev.

Also being performed will be Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Edgewood College President, Dr. James Ebben.

This concert will be held in the St. Joseph Chapel on the Edgewood College Campus on Sunday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door: $4 for general admission and free with Edgewood ID.

Polish spring festival

MONONA -- The Polish Heritage Club of Wisconsin will hold its annual spring festival and bake sale on Sunday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Marion Hall, 4913 Schofield St., Monona.

A Palm Sunday tradition for the last 23 years, the festival will feature live music as well as the sale of traditional Polish baked goods, kielbasa, pierogi, books, imported craft goods, and Polish artistic glassware.

The public is cordially invited to attend and celebrate Polish Easter traditions with the Madison area's Polish-American community. Free parking is available on site. The Polish Heritage Club will furnish coffee and fruit punch for visitors.

For more information, contact Leon Luick at 608-233-5929.

Children's festival

SINSINAWA -- The Mound will be alive with the sound of music during the tenth annual Children's Music Festival on April 12.

The public is invited to the 7 p.m. performance in Queen of the Rosary Chapel, which will feature the unified voices of 100 children. This year, the combined choirs from the tri-states will be led by nationally known clinician Dr. Debra (Gordon) Hennen of the University of Northern Iowa. Admission is $3.

For information on Mound events, call 608-748-4411 or visit the Web site at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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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.

Sunday, April 13, 3 a.m., EWTN (cable) - "Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday with Pope John Paul II from St. Peter's Square." Repeats 7 p.m. April 19.

Sunday, April 13, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) - "Mass." Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.

Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m., EWTN (cable) - "St. Peter: Icon for Lent." Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee gives a six-part meditation upon the Gospel readings for each Sunday of Lent and Holy Week as well, centering on St. Peter as a model for Christian discipleship and delineating ways of deepening our relationship with the Lord. Repeats 4 p.m. April 14; 8 p.m. April 17.

Sunday, April 13,-Thursday, April 17, 2:45 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "Lent today with Fr. Groeschel." Fr. Benedict Groeschel's daily Lenten meditations.

Sunday, April 13, 3 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "Lenten Reflections." Repeats 5:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 18.

Sunday, April 13, 8:30 p.m., WYOU (cable) - "Christopher Close-up: Powerful Inspirations." Model/actress Kathy Ireland reveals the roots of her Christian faith and how it helped her deal with her own rebelliousness as a young person.

Monday, April 14-Thursday, April 17, 8 p.m. each night, WHA (PBS) - "Avoiding Armageddon." This four-part series examines where devastating weapons come from and how their use can be prevented. Producers investigate the superpower nuclear arms race, examine the people, the causes, and conditions that define the era in which we live, and focus on what can be done to reduce terrorism.

Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m., WHA (PBS) - "Teen Connection: Harassment of Teens with Disabilities." This live, call-in program provides education on harassment of teens with disabilities and offers coping and empowering strategies. Viewers may call 877-988-2888 during the broadcast.

Wednesday, April 16, 3 a.m., EWTN (cable) - "The Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, according to John." Using only the words of the Gospel, Fr. Michael Sparough portrays Jesus and all the other characters of the Passion and Resurrection according to St. John. Repeats noon April 19.

Thursday, April 17, 7 a.m., EWTN (cable) - "The Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday." Fr. John Corapi offers reflections during this Easter Triduum on Holy Thursday. Repeats 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. April 18 and 19.

Radio Programs of Note

Monday, April 14-Sunday, April 20, 4 p.m., WHFA (1240 AM) - "Bishop William H. Bullock's Weekly Radio Broadcast."

Wednesday, April 16, 5 p.m., WHFA (1240 AM) - "Catholic Answers Live: Why Jews deserve the Gospel." With David Moss. Repeats 8 p.m. April 17.

Monday, April 14, 5 p.m., WHFA (1240 AM) - "Catholic Answers Live: We are a people of hope." With Archbishop Timothy Dolan from Milwaukee. Repeats 8 a.m. April 15.

Monday, April 14-Friday, April 18, 10 a.m., WHFA (1240 AM) - "EWTN Holy Week Special: Holy Week Retreat." With Fr. Pablo Straub. A five-part series on the meaning of Holy Week. Repeats at 10 p.m. daily.

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