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.
Sunday Afternoon Live
MADISON -- Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem welcomes the Manoogian Duo, Sunday, April 24, at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery III at the Elvehjem Museum of Art.
The duo will perform an eclectic mix of works by Sergei Prokofiev, Franz Schubert, and Madison/Chicago free jazz legend, Roscoe Mitchell.
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.
Style show benefit event
MADISON -- The non-profit Wisconsin Dance Council (WDC) and the Madison Club are sponsoring a benefit event for the WDC Scholarship Fund on Saturday, April 30.
The Scholarship Fund for needy young dancers and non-profit programs of WDC will benefit from the "Crusin 'n Style" show with models presenting clothes from Woldenbergs. A silent auction, social hour, luncheon, harpist Mary Ann Harr, and ballroom dance numbers will highlight the program. Sue Ann Thompson and Jan Von Haden will be honored guest models.
Reservations at $30 may be made through Karen Cowan, WDC, 735 Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703, phone 608-262-7392, or Jo Jean Janus at 608-831-1383.
Wisconsin Chamber Choir
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Chamber Choir, directed by Gary McKercher, will perform one of the choral monuments of Western music, J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor, Sunday, April 24, at 2:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 1609 University Ave.
The chamber choir will grow to a full 40 voices and be accompanied by a chamber orchestra made up of many top Madison artists. Soloists include Deanna Horjus-Lang, Mimmi Fullmer, sopranos; Consuelo Sanudo, mezzo soprano; James Doing, tenor; Anne Horjus, baritone; Dan Brielmaier, oboe; Elizabeth Marshall, flute; Bernhard Scully, horn; and Leanne League, violin.
For advance ticket sales or more information, call 608-628-0885. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door; $12 for church choir members and $5 for students.
Children's music festival
SINSINAWA -- Sinsinawa Mound Center will host the 14th Annual Children's Music Festival for tri-state area children's choirs Saturday, April 30, at Sinsinawa Mound. Choirs will have the opportunity to participate in a clinic during the afternoon and perform their music during a 7 p.m. concert in Queen of the Rosary Chapel. The public is invited to attend.
The afternoon clinician will be David Griffin from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Children's choirs participating in the clinic and concert are St. Mary School, Guttenberg, Iowa, directed by Terri Ellerbach; Western Dubuque Community Schools, Dubuque, directed by Rachele Rickels, Genevieve Gourley, and Kevin McDermott; and the Sinsinawa Mound Children's Choir directed by Sr. Marie Juan Maney. The Lancaster High School Concert Choir, directed by David Murphy, will join the choirs for the concert. Sr. Patricia Gallagher will accompany the choirs on the pipe organ.
The choirs will sing a variety of music composed by Mason, Mozart, Frank, Bartles, Foster, Rachmaninoff, and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Folk, spiritual, and classical styles of music will be performed in English, German, and Latin.
Tickets are $4 for adults and children are free. Guests are asked to use the main entrance. For more information contact Sister Marie Juan at 608-748-4411, ext. 807.
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.
Friday, April 22, 7 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- The Conclave. Historical documentary providing a comprehensive explanation of the procedures followed in the election of the Holy Roman Pontiff. Various cardinals and historians comment on the pontificate of John Paul II and on the history of the conclave from the establishment of the Catholic Church to modern times.
Fridays, 9 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Defending Life. Repeats 4 a.m. Wednesdays.
Sunday, April 24, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) -- Mass. Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.
Sunday, April 24, 10 a.m., Hallmark Channel (cable) -- Sunday Mass from Notre Dame.
Sunday, April 24, 8 p.m., History (cable) -- Hitler's End. A chronicle of Adolf Hitler's final days, as he deluded himself into thinking Germany would emerge victorious; includes eyewitness accounts from Hitler's secretary, his aide de camp, a telephone operator in the bunker, an SS officer and an SS physician, a Hitler youth messenger, and a bodyguard.
Monday, April 25, 1 p.m., WYOU (cable) -- Christopher Close-Up: "Heroic Leadership." Author Chris Lowney explains how qualities like self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism can turn ordinary people into successful, effective leaders.
Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- Teen Connection. Teenagers statewide discuss issues directly affecting them.
Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- Cooking Under Fire. A new 13-part series that takes viewers behind the scenes as aspiring chefs are put through a coast-to-coast challenge that tests their talents of culinary acumen, endurance, business skills, and more, the winner becoming chef at a New York City restaurant.
Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m., WKOW (ABC) -- Sweet Home Alabama (2002). High-spirited tale in which a small-town Southern girl (Reese Witherspoon) hides the truth about her previous marriage and humble Southern roots in hopes of marrying an up-and-coming politician whose mother is the mayor of New York City. Some alcohol abuse, mild profanity, and homosexual references. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification of the
theatrical version was A-III - adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating was PG-13 - parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Friday, April 29, 7 p.m., WMSN (Fox) -- Spider-Man (2002). Enjoyable fantasy action tale about a nerdy high school senior (Tobey Maguire) who, bitten by a genetically altered spider, gains superhuman strength and uses his amazing new abilities to fight crime, ultimately facing his evil nemesis, the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). Sporadic stylized action violence and menace with fleeting crass language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification of the theatrical version was A-III - adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating was PG-13 - parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Friday, April 29, 8 p.m., WISC (CBS) -- JAG. Airing of the final episode of the long-running military drama, with 10 seasons and 227 episodes to its credit.
Friday, April 29, 9 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- America's Stone Age Explorers. Who were the first Americans and where did they come from? This Stone Age detective story reveals that the peopling of the Americas is a far more tantalizing riddle than anyone had ever suspected.
Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m., WKOW (ABC) -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). Vividly imaginative tale follows the magical adventures of an 11-year-old orphan (Daniel Radcliffe) who discovers he is a wizard and escapes his miserable life with an awful aunt and uncle to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification of the theatrical version was A-II - adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating was PG - parental guidance suggested.
Radio Programs of Note
Friday, April 22, 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 23 and 9 a.m. April 24.
Monday, April 18, Relevant Radio (1240 AM) -- Cardinals' conclave. Relevant Radio will carry extensive coverage of the conclave beginning April 18. Listeners can visit www.relevantradio.com for updated programming announcements and details.
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 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.
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