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October 2, 2003 Edition

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Edgewood College Arts Schedule

Madison, Wis.

Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Art exhibits take place in DeRicci Gallery, DeRicci Hall. Concerts take place in St. Joseph Chapel, Regina Hall, unless otherwise noted. The Edgewood College theatre is in Regina Hall. For theatre tickets, contact the Theatre Box Office, 608-663-6710 or TheatreBoxOffice@edgewood.edu

October, 2003

Sept. 14 - Oct. 3
Christopher Knight, Erik Parra, Julie Weitz
"Fig.03.03 Figure Painting from the UW Graduate Art Department"
Reception, Sept. 24, 4 p.m., Gallery Talk, 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 5 - Oct. 24
Nuwa Nnyanzi
"25 Years of Brush Strokes"
Reception, Oct. 8, 5 p.m., Gallery Talk, 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 - Nov. 21
Edgewood College Art Faculty Exhibition
Reception, Nov. 12, 5 p.m.

Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m.
Edgewood Chamber Orchestra
Blake Walter, music director/conductor
$4 general admission, free with Edgewood ID

Oct. 10, 8 p.m.
Faculty Concert Series: Music Scholarship Benefit Concert
JW Davis: Celebrating Thelonious Monk
$7 general admission, $5 students/seniors, $3 Edgewood ID

Oct. 17, 8 p.m.
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Kenneth Sillito, artistic director/conductor
Performing Arts Center, 7400 North Ave., Middleton, WI
Ticket, call Edgewood College Events, 608-663-6999
$40 general admission, $35 with Edgewood ID

Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Student Recital
Melanie Birkeland, Piano

Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m.
Fall Choral Concert
Kathleen Otterson, Joseph Testa, conductors

Media/Arts Briefs

Oakwood Chamber begins
new season

MADISON -- The Oakwood Chamber Players announce their 2003-2004 season.

The first concert is on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Oakwood Village West Auditorium, 6209 Mineral Point Rd., and on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m., at First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Dr.

These concerts will feature Sibelius Suite Mignonne for two flutes and string quartet; Schickele Trio for two flutes and piano; and Gabriel-Marie Feuilles au Vent for oboe, clarinet, and piano. The remaining concerts include: Christmas Lights!, Nov. 28 and 30; Feb. 13 and 14; Spring Soiree, April 2 and 3; and May 22 and 23.

The Oakwood Chamber players include Leyla Sanyer, violin; Marilyn Chohaney, flute; Carl Davick, bass; Jennifer Morgan, oboe; Nancy Mackenzie, clarinet; and Anne Aley, horn.

Individual tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. For tickets or additional information, call 608-230-4316.

Dallas Brass concert

JEFFERSON -- The Council for the Performing Arts will present the Dallas Brass on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. This group will perform an assortment of musical styles at the Performing Arts Center at Jefferson High School, 700 W. Milwaukee St.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $12 for students and are available with Visa or MasterCard by calling the Council at 920-674-2179. Tickets can also be purchased at 305 S. Main St. in Jefferson.

Choir concert, dinner

BRIGGSVILLE -- A choir concert and dinner sponsored by the confirmation class of St. Mary Help of Christians Parish here will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Briggsville American Legion, State Rd. 23, Briggsville.

Dinner will include BBQ, salad, and dessert. The event is a fundraiser for sending the students to several different confirmation retreats throughout the year.

Sunday Afternoon Live

MADISON -- Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem welcomes the Pro Arte Quartet, Sunday, Oct. 5, at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery III at the Elvehjem Museum of Art.

Violinists David Perry and Suzanne Beia, violinist Sally Chisholm, and cellist Parry Karp will present works by Mozart, John Harbison, and Alexander von Zemlinksy.

There will be a 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.

Winery 'Grape Stomp'

PRAIRIE DU SAC -- Wollersheim Winery will celebrate its 27th annual Grape Stomp Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, and Sunday, Oct. 5.

Visitors can enjoy grape contests, food from the grill, wine tasting, and tours.

Festival-goers may participate in the grape contests or just come and watch the fun. Cork tossing into barrels, grape spitting for distance, or the grape stomping contests take place throughout the two days. Registration for the contests takes place at 10 a.m. on the day of the event.

A live jazz band will perform Saturday afternoon from noon until 4 p.m. On Sunday, Buttons and Banjo will play polka music and Ta-Dah the clown will stroll around the festival with balloons for the kids.

The winery will be collecting non-perishable food for St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry during the festival. There will be a large drop-off box near the festival entrance in the winery parking lot.

The festival entrance fee is $1 for those 12 years and older. For more information, contact Wollersheim Winery, 7876 Hwy. 188, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578, 608-643-6515, 800-VIP-WINE, or visit www.wollersheim.com

Benefit dance

MIDDLETON -- Chucky & the Dipsticks, a band that performs '50s and '60s music, will reunite for a benefit dance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr., Middleton.

Joining in the rock 'n roll extravaganza that evening will be Axle Grease, another local rock band.

The benefit dance will raise money for the Exchange Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, which serves families from throughout Dane County.

The event's ticket prices are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling Craig Robida, 608-218-0126, or the Exchange Center, 608-241-3434.

The evening will also feature a '50s and '60s costume contest and raffle. Attendees should plan to arrive in poodle skirts and saddle shoes or chinos and leather jackets. Prizes will be awarded in the "Rock Around the Clock" costume contest.

'Moon over Monona Terrace' event

MADISON -- The Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center will host "Moon Over Monona Terrace" Friday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy the spectacular rooftop setting and join members of the Madison Astronomical Society in a special evening view of the moon. Members will have telescopes for viewing and information to assist "backyard astronomers." The event is free and open to the public.

In the event of rain or clouds, the event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. In case of inclement weather, call 608-261-4042 for event information.

Monona Terrace is located at One John Nolen Dr. Parking is available in the Monona Terrace parking ramp for a $3 fee. For more information, call 608-261-4000, TTY 608-261-4150.

Academy of St. Martin of the Fields to perform in Middleton

MADISON -- Edgewood College and ICM Artists, Ltd. announce a performance of the Academy of St. Martin of the Fields, Kenneth Sillito, artistic director and leader.

The performance will take place on Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. in the new Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St., Middleton.

The program includes: Schnittke's Moz-Art La Haydn; Mozart's Concertone in C Major for Two Violins, K. 190; Stravinsky's Concerto in E-flat for Chamber Orchestra, "Dumbarton Oaks"; and Mozart's Symphony No. 29.

Tickets are $35 with Edgewood College ID card (limit four per card), $40 general admission. Tickets are available by calling the Edgewood College Events Line, 608-663-6999.

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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.

Saturday, Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- St. Francis of Assisi. This program provides a brief overview of the life of St. Francis including a listing of famous Secular Order Franciscans in history. Repeats 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) -- Mass. Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Franciscan University Presents: "The Church and the Eucharist." Guest Fr. Fred Miller, professor of systematic theology and spirituality, discusses Pope John Paul II's insights on the Eucharist in the encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, with host Fr. Michael Scanlan and regular panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn. Repeats 2 a.m. Oct. 10.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 8:30 p.m., WYOU (cable) -- Christopher Close-Up: "Waiting with Gabriel." Writer Amy Kuebelbeck chronicles her heart-wrenching story of giving birth to a child with a fatal heart condition and how the experience affected her family, healthcare workers, and even complete strangers.

Monday, Oct. 6, 3:30 a.m., EWTN (cable) -- The Luminous Mysteries with Bishop Thomas Welch: "The Rosary: Praying to Christ with Mary." From the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Bishop Thomas Welch, retired bishop of the Diocese of Allentown, Pa., presents a five-part meditation exploring the new mysteries of the rosary, the Luminous Mysteries, given to us by Pope John Paul II with his recent apostolic letter on the rosary of the Virgin Mary. Repeats 5 p.m.

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