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November 6, 2003 Edition

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Edgewood College Arts Schedule

Madison, Wis.

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

November, 2003

Oct. 26 - Nov. 21
Edgewood College Art Faculty Exhibition
Reception, Nov. 12, 5 p.m.

Nov. 16 - Dec. 5
Cate Loughran
"Illuminated Reality"
Reception, Dec. 5, 5 p.m.

Nov. 9, 2:30 p.m.
Campus-Community Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble
Julie Dunbar, Walter Rich, Daniel Wallach, conductors
Offering to benefit Luke House Community Meal Program

Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m.
Edgewood Chamber Orchestra
Blake Walter, music director/conductor
$4 general admission, free with Edgewood ID

Nov. 22, 7 p.m.
Faculty Concert Series: Music Scholarship Benefit Concert
Kathleen Otterson, mezzo-soprano; Bill Lutes, pianist
$7 general admission, $5 students/seniors, $3 Edgewood ID

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Nov. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 7:30 p.m.
$7 general admission, $5 students/seniors

Media/Arts Briefs

Dinner theaters offered

SINSINAWA -- The musical, The Christmas Schooner, will be performed on Nov. 20 and 29 at Sinsinawa Mound. A home-cooked meal will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the show at 8 p.m. Tickets for the play are $10 for adults and $5 for students, with $13 extra for the meal. Performances without dinner can be attended Nov. 20, 22, 28, and 29 at 8 p.m., with matinees Nov. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. Call 608-748-4411, ext. 882, for tickets and dinner reservations.

MADISON -- Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and the Madison Repertory Theatre are teaming up for a dinner and a play and will present a special performance of Heartland on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. at the Fluno Center, 601 University Ave. in Madison. A dessert reception follows at 7 p.m. in the WPT studios in Vilas Communications Hall, 821 University Ave. The musical starts at 8 p.m. in Mitchell Theatre, also in Vilas Hall. The cost is $55 per person for dinner, dessert, and the performance; $30 per person for dessert and the performance. A group of eight for dinner, dessert, and the performance costs $375. For reservations or further information, call WPT at 608-265-3854.

Benefit concert at Edgewood College

MADISON -- The Edgewood College Music Department presents the Edgewood College Wind Ensemble, Campus-Community Band, and Jazz Ensemble in concert on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Chapel, Regina Hall, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison. A free-will offering will be collected to benefit the Luke House Thanksgiving Meal. Since 1994, the bands of Edgewood College have raised thousands of dollars for Luke House through this annual event. Many people and parishes throughout the Diocese of Madison support Luke House through their volunteer efforts. For more information, call the music department at 608-663-2845 or e-mail jdunbar@edgewood.edu

Sunday Afternoon Live

MADISON -- Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem welcomes the UW-Stevens Point Chamber Players on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery III at the Elvehjem Museum of Art. Various combinations of these performers will present works by Bruce Broughton and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. 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 Wiz! musical at St. James

MADISON -- St. James School of Madison presents The Wiz! a musical created by Charlie Small in 1975. The Wiz! is based on the story of the Wizard of Oz. The setting is New York City and the music of Motown rocks the scene. An all-black cast was featured on Broadway and in the movie. The St. James School production boasts a cast of 80 (first to eighth grade) actors dressed as Munchkins, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man, and others along with tap dancers, ballet dancers, and modern dancers. This musical revue will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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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, Nov. 9, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) -- Mass. Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.

Sunday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- In Wisconsin. This episode previews the next installment of Wisconsin World War II Stories by hearing from a WWII field hospital nurse, originally from Janesville, and a combat medic from Superior. Patty Loew profiles Frank Zeidler, mayor of Milwaukee from 1948 to 1960 and Socialist Party candidate for president in 1976. Archeological research done in connection with the widening of Highway 57 in Door County has uncovered artifacts showing humans occupied the area far earlier than once thought, calling into question beliefs held by many about when humans came to this part of the world.

Sunday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., WMTV (NBC) -- Saving Jessica Lynch. Fact-based dramatization of the ambush and controversial rescue in Iraq of 19-year-old Pfc. Jessica Lynch (Laura Regan), as told by the Iraqi citizen (Nicholas Guilak) who risked his family's safety by telling the U.S. military where she was being held.

Sunday, Nov. 9, 8:30 p.m., WYOU (cable) -- Christopher Close-Up: "Let Yourself Go." Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth recalls her parents' lessons on self-esteem and faith that serve as the foundation of her life today.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- Secrets of the Dead: "Bridge on the River Kwai." This episode tells the story behind the construction and destruction of one of the most heralded World War II engineering feats: the 250-mile River Kwai railway in Thailand. Forced by the Japanese army to work under savage conditions, more than 100,000 Allied POWs and Asian laborers lost their lives in the building of the railway, which immediately became a top target of the Allied forces. To destroy it, they had to rely on new and relatively untested precursors to the modern military's smart bombs. Using firsthand survivor testimony, modern science, a blend of reconstructions and archival footage, and never-before-seen photographs of the railway during construction, the program pieces together the real story behind the birth and death of this lost railway.

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