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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.

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Messiah concert at Sinsinawa

SINSINAWA -- The 13th annual Messiah concert will be held at Sinsinawa Mound in the Queen of Rosary Chapel Sunday, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m.

Messiah will be performed by the Sinsinawa Mound Civic Chorus and Sinsinawa Strings Orchestra, joined by the Holy Trinity Lutheran Choir from Dubuque.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. To order tickets, call 608-748-4411.

Sr. Marie Juan Maney, coordinator of the event, encourages other area choirs to learn the Messiah music and join them in the future. Those singing with the choir this year should arrive for rehearsal at 2 p.m. on the day of the performance. For more information, contact Sister Marie Juan at 608-748-4411, ext. 807.

Sunday Afternoon Live

MADISON -- Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem welcomes the Pro Arte Quartet on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery III at the Elvehjem Museum of Art.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty ensemble will perform a selection of chamber music for string quartet. There will be a cookie and tea 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.

Theater Bus

MADISON -- Theater Bus for people over 60 has two outings planned in November. Call 608-257-0003 for reservations

On Sunday, Nov. 14, Theater Bus will travel to the Al Ringling Theatre in Baraboo for a performance of Stephen Sondheim's musical fairy tale Into the Woods. A family style luncheon at the Farm Kitchen along with transportation is included in the cost of $42.

The Madison Symphony Orchestra and organ dedication dress rehearsal will be the destination on Thursday evening, Nov. 18. Join Theater Bus for this musical treat in the new Overture Hall. Cost including transportation is $19.

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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 a.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Daily Mass. No 6 p.m. showing on Sunday.

Sunday, Oct. 31, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) -- Mass. Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.

Monday, Nov. 1, 1 p.m., WYOU (cable) -- Christopher Close-Up: "Unlikely Ways Home." Author Fr. Edward Beck explores how individuals deal with addiction, adultery, and loss.

Radio Program of Note

Friday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m., Relevant Radio (1240 AM) -- Relevant 2 U. Guests on this local program include: Fr. Pat Norris, stem cell ethics; Brian Cain, Catholic Charities; Jack McBride, Central Education Institute; Kurt Welton, Valley of Our Lady Monastery; and Bishop Robert C. Morlino's homily from the Red Mass. Repeats 5 p.m. Oct. 30 and 9 a.m. Oct. 31.

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Edgewood College Arts Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all Edgewood College arts events are free and open to the public and take place on the Edgewood College campus, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, Wis. For more information on Edgewood College, contact 608-663-4861 or www.edgewood.edu.

This Edgewood College arts schedule includes:
Music Performances
DeRicci Gallery Exhibits
Theatre Performances

Edgewood College Music Performances

All concerts are held in St. Joseph Chapel, Regina Hall, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison, unless otherwise noted.

November 6, 2004, 7 p.m.
Faculty Recital Series: Music Scholarship Benefit
Daniel Wallach, Saxophone
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

November 14, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
Fall Band Concert: Luke House Thanksgiving Benefit
Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble
Daniel Wallach, Conductor
Freewill offering to benefit Luke House

November 21, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
Edgewood Chamber Orchestra
Blake Walter, Music Director/Conductor
$4 general admission, $2 with Edgewood ID

December 10, 2004, 7 p.m.
77th Annual Christmas Concert, Part I
Wind Ensemble and Campus-Community Band
Julie Dunbar, Conductor
$5 gen. admission to benefit Sr. Blackwell Scholarship Fund

December 12, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
77th Annual Christmas Concert, Part II
Women's Chorus, Chamber Singers, Campus-Community Choir
Kathleen Otterson and Joseph Testa, Conductors
$5 gen. admission to benefit Vernon and Anja Sell Choral Scholarship

February 6, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital Series: Music Scholarship Benefit
Kathleen Otterson, Mezzo-Soprano
Location: Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham Street, Madison, Wis.
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

February 26, 2005, 7 p.m.
Faculty Recital Series: Music Scholarship Benefit
Edward Parsons, Piano
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

March 6, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Edgewood Chamber Orchestra
Blake Walter, Music Director/Conductor
$4 general admission, $2 with Edgewood ID

March 13, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Wind Ensemble and Campus-Community Band
Julie Dunbar, Conductor
No admission charge

April 3, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Chamber Singers Concert
Joseph Testa, Conductor
No admission charge

April 24, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Edgewood Chamber Orchestra
Blake Walter, Music Director/Conductor
$4 general admission, $2 with Edgewood ID

April 29, 2005, 7 p.m.
Spring Band Concert
Wind Ensemble, Campus-Community Band, Jazz Ensemble
Julie Dunbar and Daniel Wallach, Conductors
$5 general admission

May 1, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Spring Choral Concert
Women's Chorus, Chamber Singers, Campus-Community Choir
Kathleen Otterson and Joseph Testa, Conductors
$5 general admission

Edgewood College DeRicci Gallery Exhibits

All art exhibits take place in the DeRicci Gallery, DeRicci Hall, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison, unless otherwise noted. All exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the gallery director at 608-663-2800 or aloft@edgewood.edu.

Oct. 24 - Nov. 12, 2004
Flo Oy Wong
Title: "(ART)iculation: Stories of Ancestry, Identity, and Culture"
Public Lecture: Nov. 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Humanities Center, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison
Reception following lecture: 5:30-7 p.m.
California-based installation and mixed-media artist Flo Oy Wong uses photographs, rice sacks, rice, beads, sequins, and suitcases to create art from her life as a first-generation American of Chinese descent. Her visual stories of ancestry, identity, and culture focus on the little-known drama of ordinary people-her parents, her husband, and herself-who are an integral part of the United States of America.

Nov. 14 - Dec. 3, 2004
Kelly Parks Snider
Title: "Dialogues with Silence"
Reception: Nov. 20, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.
"My paintings express the dimensions, the quirks, the many facets I detect in a subject. I rely on pastels and acrylic paint, but I incorporate whatever other materials help me convey the traits I think are worth noticing, celebrating, even puzzling over. Sheep's wool, pieces of fabric, gravel, newspaper...these are some of the materials that I combine with pastels in order to draw attention to my subject. What I am after is a forceful expression of the profound connection I feel to another person, an idea, or a dimension of my life. My hope is that the viewers will feel that connection just as powerfully."

December 5 - 17, 2004
Maria Liebl
Title: "Senior Exhibit: On Simplicity and Beauty"
Reception: December 9, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.
"'May go with luck whoever believes to be astute / because he has been able to accumulate objects, / poor mortal that soulless and brutal / has lost the love and has lost the respect for himself. / On the other hand to stop love / is to pretend to stop the universe. / Who carries love assumes his pain / and neither the sun or his reverse will stop him.' -- Silvio Rodriuez"

January 9 - February 4, 2005
Marilyn Annin
Title: "Materials Figured"
"My work consists of a series of sculptured garments with each acting as a metaphor for a specific attitude or custom of our culture. I focus on garments as portraiture, as commentary, and as satire."

February 6 - 25, 2005
Laurel Lueders
Title: "And Now . . . ?"
Reception: February 10, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.
"Using video installations and digital photographs, I reflect upon the recent political climate in the United States, both as I have observed in this country and while living abroad. Specifically, I react to a post-9/11 world, where fear, uncertainty, and paranoia pervade; where surveillance, loss of civil liberties, and media cover-up become a cultural norm. I question the reliability of physical evidence, particularly as we enter the unknown territory of a digital age."

February 27 - March 18, 2005
Mayumi O. Takayama
Title: "Fragments of Imagination"
Reception: March 3, 5-7 p.m.
"What we know sets limits on what we actually come to see and experience. In this sense, we cannot see and experience things as they are, but do so only through the interpretive lens that we have come to wear. My paintings in this show play with and trouble the taken-for-granted correspondence between the signifier and the signified, inviting you to the world of infinite signification."

March 20 - April 8, 2005
Mike Wodyn
Title: "Ideas on a Plane - Paintings About Paint"
Reception: April 6, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 6 p.m.
"When I begin a painting, it is not my intention to create the illusion of something on the canvas, such as a figure or landscape. Instead, the painting itself is the object, and the colors, textures and shapes created by paint on the canvas are the subject matter. Much like a carpenter who doesn't try to disguise the fact that he works with wood, I am not trying to hide the fact that what I am presenting is paint on canvas."

April 10 - 29, 2005
Student Exhibition
Reception: April 13, 5-7 p.m.
A self-juried exhibition of works in a variety of media by Edgewood College art students. Reception co-sponsored by the Edgewood College Alumni Association.

May 1 - 20, 2005
Senior Art Exhibition
Lyndsay Blohm, Kate Clausius, Amanda Collins, Jennifer Waack
Title: "Group Senior Art Exhibition: A Collection of Four"
Reception: May 14, 4-6 p.m.

Edgewood College Theatre Performances

The theatre is located in Regina Hall, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, Wis., and accessible via the door facing the Regina parking lot. For ticket information, contact the Box Office at 608-663-6710 or boxoffice@edgewood.edu.

The Laramie Project
By Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Jeanne Leep
November 12, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
November 13, 4:00 & 7:30 p.m.
November 18, 7:30 p.m.
November 19, 7:30 p.m.
November 20, 7:30 p.m.
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors
In 1998 Matthew Shepherd was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die tied to a fence outside Laramie, Wyo., because he was gay. In response to this hate crime, the Tectonic Theater Project conducted interviews with the community and created this deeply moving theatrical collage, which explores the depths of hate and fear and the heights of compassion and community. "An amazing piece of theatre...leaves us sadder, wiser, and tentatively more hopeful...." - NY Post

Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff
Directed by Philip Martin
March 14, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
March 15, 4:00 & 7:30 p.m.
March 10, 7:30 p.m.
March 11, 7:30 p.m.
March 12, 7:30 p.m.
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors
Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub - a sleazy nightclub thriving on the decadence of 1929 Berlin. Inside, people escape to live the high life, while outside the world slowly disappears as the Nazi regime grows into a brutal force. Come share the nightlife and feel the impact of "Cabaret." "Wickedly Delicious!"

Student-Directed One-Acts
Directing students collaborate in this evening of short one-act plays.
April 29, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
April 30, 7:30 p.m.
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

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