USCCB Movie Reviews
The above link will connect you to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's movie and video reviews. They contain a brief overview of many movies with the USCCB's classification and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating. They may have a comment on any inappropriate language or violence in the film.
You may also want to check out the Catholic News Service capsule movie reviews.
Edgewood College Arts Schedule
Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Art exhibits take place in DeRicci Gallery, DeRicci Hall. Concerts take place in St. Joseph Chapel, Regina Hall, unless otherwise noted. The Edgewood College theatre is in Regina Hall. For theatre tickets, contact the Theatre Box Office, 608-663-6710 or TheatreBoxOffice@edgewood.edu
Oct. 5 - Oct. 24
"25 Years of Brush Strokes"
Reception, Oct. 8, 5 p.m., Gallery Talk, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 - Nov. 21
Edgewood College Art Faculty Exhibition
Reception, Nov. 12, 5 p.m.
Oct. 10, 8 p.m.
Faculty Concert Series: Music Scholarship Benefit Concert
JW Davis: Celebrating Thelonious Monk
$7 general admission, $5 students/seniors, $3 Edgewood ID
Oct. 17, 8 p.m.
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Kenneth Sillito, artistic director/conductor
Performing Arts Center, 7400 North Ave., Middleton, WI
Ticket, call Edgewood College Events, 608-663-6999
$40 general admission, $35 with Edgewood ID
Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Melanie Birkeland, Piano
Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m.
Fall Choral Concert
Kathleen Otterson, Joseph Testa, conductors
Choral Artists concert
MADISON -- The Madison Choral Artists, under the direction of Joseph Brachmann, will present a concert of choral masterworks at St. James Church, 1128 St. James Ct., on Friday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at the door. Call Brachmann at 608-846-7699 for more information.
The concert features sacred anthems by Tallis (If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments), Purcell, and Farrant. Brahm's Mareinleider (Songs of Mary) highlights the rich sounds of German romanticism. The brightness of Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi will be heard in two madrigals, Ecco Mormorar L'onde and Quel Augellin Che Canta.
The women of the choir will sing Songs from the Sea by Finnish composer, Aulis Sallinen, a set of melodies with dramatic scene changes. Peaceful strands of polyphonic melody are featuredin three Latin motets by Lassus and Morales.
Mark Miller organist and music director at St. James Parish, will join the Madison Choral Artists in Purcell's Lord, How Long Wilt Thou By Angry, a masterwork of dramatic passion from the early baroque era.
FORT ATKINSON -- The Fireside Theatre will present Ricky Atkinson & Compassion in three Christian concerts on Oct. 14 and 15.
Compassion, based in Sylvester Ga., is a new southern gospel trio consisting of Ricky Atkinson, Samuel Atkinson, and Jonathan Vice. Atkinson spent three years with The Wilburns, appearing on many gospel programs and two Gaither Homecoming videos.
The Fireside is located on Business Hwy. 26 on the south side of Fort Atkinson. All Christian concert tickets include a fish fry buffet and are priced at $24.95 per person plus tax.
Tickets for the Tuesday matinee, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday evening concerts are available by calling 1-800-477-9505.
Sunday Afternoon Live
MADISON -- Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem welcomes Paul Rowe, baritone, with Martha Fischer, Sunday, Oct. 12, at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery III at the Elvehjem Museum of Art.
Both UW-Madison faculty members, Rowe and Fischer, will present a diverse program ranging from songs of Debussy, Ravel, and Wolf to lesser known composers such as Kilpanen and Finzi.
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.
The series, hosted by music commentator Lori Skelton, is broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio stations, including WERN, 88.7, Madison.
MILWAUKEE -- Two concerts to benefit the Open Door Ministry will be held Oct. 18 and 19 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St.
Tony DeBlois is a 29-year-old pianist from Randolph, Mass. He is blind, autistic, and has Savant Syndrome. He began playing the piano at the age of two and currently plays 14 musical instruments, 12 of them proficiently.
When he was seven, he began formal studies leading to his graduation (magna cum laude) from Berklee College of Music in 1996. DeBlois is a jazz musician and improvises freely. He also sings with his church choir.
Concerts will be presented Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m.
Cost of tickets is $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For more information, contact the parish office at 414-276-9814.
Will be of interest to Latino community
MADISON -- Coming this fall to Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) are two new programs relevant to the Latino community, one of which will be broadcast with an option to tune in with a Spanish soundtrack.
At 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, Redlining: It's Not Just for Housing Anymore undertakes a journey with producer Dan Banda, who travels between central Mexico and his hometown of Milwaukee that has a long-standing reputation as one of the most segregated cities in the country.
From his perspective, Banda questions whether the reputation is deserved. Does the Mexican population continue to grow despite or because of segregation? How does one measure societal distance?
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, WPT premieres a new documentary on Wisconsin's Latino population, Freedom to Work. It profiles Latino workers and their employees in the state's dairy, manufacturing, and hospitably industries who strive to understand each other culturally and linguistically.
The broadcast will be offered statewide in Spanish for those who wish to activate the Separate Audio Program (SAP) function on their televisions. Most, but not all, newer stereo television sets have SAP
capabilities. To access the service viewers may turn on a button or access a menu on either side of the remote control panel on the front of the TV set.
"Ensuring that we reach and meet the needs of all members of our audience is critical to us," said WPT Director of Programming and Production James Steinbach. "Freedom to Work is a documentary that touches the Latino community and to make it as accessible as possible, we decided it was critical to present a Spanish-language option."
TV shows discuss
illness and treatment
MADISON -- Two new programs airing on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) in October will deliver core messages on teen depression: depression is an illness, not a choice; teens suffering from it can and should seek help; and there are treatment paths to alleviate the pain.
Teen Connection, a live, call-in program, airs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, and will look at biological depression that affects two percent of teens across the country. In severe cases, it leads to teen suicide. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S.
Lingering in the Shadows, a new documentary co-produced by NEWIST/CESA #7 and WPT, depicts a group of Green Bay-area teens who, in stark and moving terms, talk about their illness. Their remarks are interspersed with facts and opinions by family therapists and a psychiatrist. It will air at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.
"It's an illness and you treat it like an illness," says Ken Horn in Lingering in the Shadows. "It's not a personal weakness. It's not a state of mind. It's not because I'm not living my life correctly. It's an illness."
Horn is a therapist with Child and Family Consultants in Green Bay and, like his colleagues in the documentary, points out that biological depression differs from psychological depression in that psychological depression can be affected by environmental factors.
W. Bradford Lyles, a Green Bay board-certified psychiatrist in child/adolescent and general and addiction psychiatry, will appear on Teen Connection, along with a panel of teens that have suffered from depression.
Viewers may call toll-free at 877-988-2888 during Teen Connection. Some calls will be selected for on-air discussion.
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, Oct. 12, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) -- Mass. Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Our Lady of Fatima. Narrated by Raymond Burr, this historical drama follows the life of the three young people who saw and heard Our Lady at Fatima and their suffering, as they were not believed. The eventual belief of the populace is shown in a very moving manner. Repeats noon Oct. 14.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m., WYOU (cable) -- Christopher Close-Up: "More Than Life." Dan Gardner, winner of the Today Show's Superstar competition, shares the inspiration for his music, the foundation of his faith, and his dedication to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization.
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- Teen Connection: "Depression." This live, call-in program looks at biological
depression that affects two percent of teens across the country. (See related article on this page.)
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 9 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- Redlining: It's Not Just for Housing Anymore. Dan Banda undertakes a journey between central Mexico and his hometown of Milwaukee that has a long-standing reputation as one of the most segregated cities in the country. Is the reputation deserved? (See related article on this page.)
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 10 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- Lingering in the Shadows. This documentary depicts a group of Green Bay-area teens who talk about their illness: depression. (See related article on this page.)
Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- In Wisconsin. Reporter Art Hackett compares views of the Lake Michigan shoreline, from the record high levels of 1986 to the current near record low levels. Origami artist Ruthanne Bessman shares her infectious attitude toward the art of folding paper with classes in a variety of settings. Two Kenyan Olympic hopefuls in long distance running who have made Eau Claire their home and training ground are featured, as well as a segment on the whooping crane and a look at Peewitz Nest State Natural Area in Sauk County.
Thursday, Oct. 16, 9 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- The Forgotten Americans. This is a compelling portrait of the people who live in
U.S. neighborhoods, called colonias, found along the border with Mexico. The documentary tracks the lives of colonia residents for more than a year and captures their struggle to survive as they search for their "American Dream."