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May 8, 2003 Edition

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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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Sunday Afternoon Live

MADISON -- Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem welcomes Michael and Kyung Kim on piano Sunday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery III.

Both are Lawrence Conservatory faculty members. The husband and wife duo will play solo music of Beethoven, Bach-Busoni, Liszt, and Scriabin. They will join forces to play piano four hands work of Dvorak and Brahms.

This concert concludes this year's season. The 2003-2004 season of Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem will begin again in September of 2003. There will be a reception after this performance; a free docent-led tour of the Elvehjem Museum begins at 2 p.m.

The series, hosted by music commentator Lori Skelton, is broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio stations, including WERN, 88.7, Madison.

Theater Bus plans trip

MADISON -- Theater Bus for people over 60 is planning a trip to the Heartland Festival at UW-Platteville to view The Foreigners, a comedy depicting two friends in funny situations at a Georgia fishing lodge, on Sunday, June 15.

Transportation and a buffet brunch at the Timbers Restaurant are included in the cost of $48. Call 608-257-0003 for reservations before the May 22 deadline.

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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.

Friday, May 9, 3:30 a.m., EWTN (cable) -- House of Mary of Nazareth: Loreto's Mystery. Repeats 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 11, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) -- Mass. Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.

Sunday, May 11, 11 a.m., EWTN (cable) -- Mother's Day Mass from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Baltimore, Md.) Repeats 11 p.m.

Sunday, May 11, 6 p.m., WKOW (ABC) -- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Ugly-duckling fable in which a boy (Henry Thomas) befriends a stranded alien creature from outer space and helps him return to his home. Director Steven Spielberg fashions an inspiring image of youthful innocence and courage in a story that some may find overly sentimental. Nevertheless, the childlike fantasy conveys some genuine emotion and a message of trust and peace that the family might enjoy sharing. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification of the theatrical version was A-I - general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating was PG - parental guidance suggested.

Wednesdays, May 14 and 21, 8 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- Kingdom of David. This impressive four-hour, two-part documentary tells the story of how a ragtag confederation of nomadic tribes called the Israelites forged a nation and established the world's first monotheistic religion. Though containing some scholarly discussions, the program can be enjoyed by all but the youngest family members.

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