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.
Exhibit at Sinsinawa
SINSINAWA -- The Sinsinawa Mound Art Gallery will feature "Retrospective" from April 3 through May 31.
Artists William (Bill) Prickett and Barbara Douglas Prickett (also known as Bobbi Douglas) have prepared a mixed media show including acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings; metal and clay sculptures; photos; collages; assemblages; and etchings. An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3.
Visitors may view the show in the Mound Gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. More art can be found in the Bookshop, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Sunday.
For more information on the Mound Art Gallery, contact Michelle Till at 608-748-4411, ext. 849.
Evening of swing music
MADISON -- The All Saints Neighborhood and the West Madison Senior Center are hosting an evening of swing music for Madison area seniors on Friday, April 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $5.
Music will be provided by the New Horizon's band of Madison.
All Saints is located at the corner of Watts Rd. and Commerce Dr. on 8202 Highview Dr. Call 608-827-2222 for more information.
SUN PRAIRIE -- The Prairie Heritage Quilters will hold their annual show and competition at St. Albert Parish Center in Sun Prairie on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, April 3, 4, and 5.
There will be 200 quilts for beds and walls on display along with several artistic garments.
Hours are Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m.; Monday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served on Monday and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Albert is located at 2420 St. Albert Dr. A map and further information is available by sending a self-addressed and stamped envelope to Quilt Show, P.O. Box 253, Sun Prairie, WI 53590.
MADISON -- Theater Bus for people over 60 will visit the Middleton High School Performing Arts Center for the annual program of barbershop harmony presented by the Capitol Chordsmen on Saturday, April 23.
A noon luncheon at Fitzgerald's Restaurant and transportation are included for the price of $36. Call 608-257-0003 for reservations before the April 4 deadline.
Sunday Afternoon Live
MADISON -- Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem welcomes Perry Karp, cello, with Howard and Francis Karp, piano, on Sunday, April 3, at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery III at the Elvehjem Museum of Art.
The Madison musical-inclined family will perform cello and piano works by Fauré, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms.
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.
TV Programs of Note
Following are some theatrical movies, television, and radio programs of note. This information is being provided to assist people in making viewing/listening 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, April 3, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) -- Mass. Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.
Sunday, April 3, 10 a.m., Hallmark Channel (cable) -- Sunday Mass from Notre Dame.
Sunday, April 3, noon, EWTN (cable) -- Solemn Mass and Celebration of Divine Mercy. From Stockbridge, Mass. This feast commemorates God's infinite love and mercy, which He continues to pour out to the world. Repeats 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 3, 3 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Divine Mercy Celebration from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. In Hanceville, Ala., with the nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery. Repeats 1 p.m. April 4; 4 a.m. April 5; 10 p.m. April 6.
Sunday, April 3, 8 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- "Malice Aforethought." Part one of a new Mystery! presentation, an adaptation of Frances Iles' 1920 story of a popular country doctor whose ill-conceived decision to murder his "difficult" wife sets his life spinning out of control. Ben Miller, Barbara Flynn, Megan Dodds, and Peter Vaughan star.
Monday, April 4, 2 a.m., EWTN (cable) -- The Surprises of God: Encounters with the Archangel Gabriel. Fr. Raymond DeSouza, from the Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, explores the lessons one can learn from the Archangel Gabriel's annunciations to Zechariah, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St. Joseph.
Monday, April 4, 1 p.m., WYOU (cable) -- Christopher Close-Up: "New Beginnings." Christopher Closeup host Dennis Heaney interviews former director of The Christophers Fr. John Catoir about his new Internet project, Messenger of Joy.
Wednesday, April 6, 8 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- The Little Prince. Airing as part of PBS' Great Performances series, the production could scarcely be better: colorful,
imaginatively staged and shot, and with a just-about-perfect cast. Best of all - unusual for a contemporary opera - the score is quite accessible and the English lyrics mostly comprehensible once the ear adjusts. Under a parent's guidance this could be ideal family viewing. This is a special event, well worth your time.
Radio Programs of Note
Friday, April 1, 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. Repeats 12 noon April 2 and 9 a.m. April 3.
Sundays, 1 p.m., Relevant Radio (1240 AM) -- Life Worth Living. With Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m., Relevant Radio (1240 AM) -- Morning Air. This morning show has listeners everywhere tuning in for a blend of entertainment, information, and interviews. Morning AirTM talks about life in terms of faith in the workplace; time management; current affairs; movie reviews; realistic looks at media and entertainment. It also includes updates of local and national news, sports highlights, stock reports, and more.
Monday-Friday, 3 p.m., Relevant Radio (1240 AM) -- The Drew Mariani Show. This program aims at opening a daily dialogue with Catholics across America on the topics that matter most.
Edgewood College Arts Schedule
Edgewood College Music Performances
All concerts are held in St. Joseph Chapel, Regina Hall, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison, unless otherwise noted.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 20 - April 8, 2005
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
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 email@example.com.
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