Candlelight Carol Services brighten Hendrix College

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CHRISTMAS: Candle light service

The Hendrix College Choir will perform annually Candlelight Carol Services, 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday and 4 pm Sunday in the Greene Chapel at Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Admission is free but seating is limited and the service fills up early – a waiting list is required to book; make reservations and check last-minute seat availability at Friday and Saturday services will also be broadcast live from the church on this website.

The choir will also host services on the road, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Germantown United Methodist Church of Germantown, Tenn., and at 4:30 p.m. on the 16 December at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1700 Napa Valley Road, Little Rock. No reservation required.

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The service shares many features with the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols celebrated every Christmas Eve since 1918 at King’s College in Cambridge, England. This year’s service features the world premiere of “As I Sat on a Sunny Bank,” an arrangement of British songs by Jerry Hui.

Movies: ‘Dark Crystal’ is back

Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s “The Dark Crystal” is returning to the big screen to mark the 40th anniversary of its 1982 release, at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday and December 7 at Regal Breckenridge 12 and Colonel Glenn 18 in Little Rock, Regal McCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX North Little Rock, the Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville, Pinnacle Hills Cinema 12 in Rogers and Golden Harrison 8 tickets in Harrison. Ticket information is available at

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Prize: The honor of the governor

Christina Littlejohn, chief executive officer of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, will receive the Arkansas Arts Council’s 2023 Arts Community Development Award, among Governor’s Awardat a party in March.

“Through his leadership, he has led a former nonprofit organization to become the state’s leader in music education and the top employer of teaching artists and musicians,” according to an Arts news release. Council. In addition, the organization has balanced its budget for 13 consecutive years while expanding its music education program.

Other awards, announced on Monday:

◼️ An Art Teacher Award: Jorge Villegas and Maria Botti Villegas of El Dorado, teachers at the South Arkansas Art Center and public school art programs in the El Dorado region.

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◼️ Art in Education Award for the Arts Foundation: The Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro.

◼️ Corporate Sponsorship of the Arts Award: The Springs Magazine in Hot Springs

◼️ Folklife Award: The Music Roots Program and founder Danny Thomas, Mountain View

◼️ Individual Artist Award: Painter Sammy Peters of Little Rock.

◼️ Patron Award: Kelly and Marti Sudduth of Fayetteville.

◼️ Lifetime Achievement Award: Photographer Andrew Kilgore of Fayetteville.

Recipients are nominated by the public, then selected by the independent arts community. For more information, email [email protected]


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