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Music benefit for St. Vincent de Paul

MADISON -- "The Sharing of the Green Irish" music benefit for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be held at the Orpheum Theatre, 216 State St., Sunday, March 13, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Irish musicians will include The Pints, StoneRing, Michael Doran, and Turner Collins. The event will benefit the society's charitable programs which provide transitional housing, food, clothing, furniture, and other direct material assistance to Dane County neighbors in need.

Tickets can be purchased with a suggested donation of $5 to $10 at area St. Vincent de Paul Stores before the event or at the Orpheum Theatre on the day of the event.

Oakwood Chamber Players
Spring Soiree

MADISON -- The Oakwood Chamber Players will present Spring Soiree on Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Dr., Madison, and on Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Oakwood Village West Auditorium, 6209 Mineral Point Rd., Madison.

Enjoy wine and refreshments and mingle with the players after the concert. Spring Soiree will feature Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera for oboe and guitar; Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Eclogues for flute, English horn, and guitar; and Elaine Fine's Avez-vous des bonbons? for two violins and cello.

Guest artists are Doug Brown, guitar; Laura Burns, violin; Diedre Buckley, viola; and Martha Vallon, cello.

Individual tickets are $15 - adult; $10 - senior citizen; and $5 - student. For tickets or additional information, call 608-230-4316.

Art exhibit at Olbrich

MADISON -- Sue Gilgen, a local fiber artist, will display her creations inspired by Wisconsin flora and fauna in the art exhibit at Olbrich Botanical Gardens called "Luminations."

Instead of paints and brushes, she uses fabric and thread to sew art together in a quilt-like fashion. The fiber art exhibit is free and is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Sunday, from March 13 to June 5.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is located on the shore of Lake Monona at 3330 Atwood Ave. Olbrich's Web site is www.olbrich.org

Irish at the museum

MADISON -- The Wisconsin Historical Museum will present "Milwaukee Irish Fest from 1981 to Present" on Tuesday, March 15, at 12:15 p.m.

Barry Stapleton, director of the Ward Irish Music Archives, will provide an overview of Irish entertainment in Milwaukee prior to and since Milwaukee Irish Fest's beginnings.

In 1981 Milwaukee Irish Fest opened its doors and fast became the largest Irish festival in the world. Today the festival averages over 125,000 visitors every year. Participants will learn why and how the festival has grown.

Suggested donation is $2. The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located on the Capitol Square in Madison at 30 N. Carroll St. Call 608-264-6555 for more information or visit www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum

Theater Bus trips

MADISON -- Theater Bus for people over 60 has scheduled two trips. Call 608-257-0003 for reservations.

Theater Bus will travel to the Milwaukee Public Museum on Thursday, March 31, to view an exhibit showing the natural and cultural history of pearls with over 500,000 pearls in 600 pieces of jewelry and artwork. The cost of $69 covers transportation, a private luncheon at the museum, and an IMAX film entitled A Coral Reef Adventure.

Traditional jazz pianist, Butch Thompson, from Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, will perform at the Sharon Lee Wilson center in Brookfield on Wednesday, April 13. Transportation and lunch at the Machine Shed Restaurant are included for $44.

Tom Chapin Duo

JEFFERSON -- The Council for the Performing Arts 2004-2005 season "There's No Business Like Show Business" will come to a close on Saturday, March 19, with the performance of the Tom Chapin Duo.

The show will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 700 W. Milwaukee St,. in Jefferson and will feature Tom Chapin and Michael Mark.

Tickets for the Tom Chapin Duo on March 19 are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 920-674-2179, or by visiting the council's office at 100 N. Main St., Suite A, Jefferson. For more information on the council visit www.councilfortheperformingarts.org

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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.

Fridays, 9 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Defending Life. Repeats 4 a.m. Wednesdays.

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

Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m., Hallmark Channel (cable) -- Sunday Mass from Notre Dame.

Monday, March 14, 1 p.m., WYOU (cable) -- Christopher Close-Up: "You Can Change the World." In honor of The Christophers' 60th anniversary, Christopher Closeup presents the first-ever Christopher production featuring Hollywood legends.

Saturday, March 19, 5 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- Lawrence Welk: Precious Memories. Ralna English, Guy Hovis, the Lennon Sisters, Joanne Castle, and other Welk family performers present a variety of favorite songs, including "How Great Thou Art," "Rock of Ages," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

Radio Program of Note

Friday, March 11, 9 a.m., Relevant Radio (1240 AM) -- Relevant 2 U. This locally produced magazine-style program features people, events, and Catholic issues in the Diocese of Madison. This week's program includes Bishop Robert C. Morlino's homily from Jan. 2, 2005, "Lord, every nation will adore You." Repeats 12 noon March 12 and 9 a.m. March 13.

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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.

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.

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.

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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