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April 11, 2000


LA CROSSE, Wis.—A free concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in the Viterbo College Church to mark the release of "Prodigals," the debut musical recording by Viterbo Religious Studies Professor Earl Madary.

The CD contains 11 original songs written, composed, and sung by Madary. While some of the songs are adaptations from scripture, all are originals with themes of compassion and restoration.

"Music is a calling for me and it’s my way of inviting others to pray with me. I hope my music will always be a way I can share prayer with people and inspire them into a deeper prayer experience," said Madary.

Guitar and percussion accompany the songs on this new CD. Viterbo graduate Shealan Crowley, along with Jeff Cozy, and several members of Viterbo’s St. Francis Choir will accompany Madary during the concert. Though there is no charge for the concert, a free will offering for Place of Grace, La Crosse’s Catholic Worker House, will be held. A reception with refreshment follows the entertainment.

"Prodigals" was produced by Little L.A. Records of La Crosse and will be available for $15 each at the event. A portion of the proceeds supports Place of Grace.

Following the concert, the CDs will be available in the Viterbo College Bookstore on the Viterbo Campus or by calling Madary at 796-3707 or emailing him at

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