Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
Christmas: candlelight service
The Hendrix College Choir will host its annual Candlelight Carol Service, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 4pm at Greene Chapel, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Blvd., Conway.Entry is free, but seating is limited and services usually fill up in advance – reservations must be made in advance and there may be a waiting list; make a reservation and check last minute seat availability hendrix.edu/candlelight. Friday and Saturday services will also be broadcast live from the site’s chapel.
The choir will also hold services at the Germantown United Methodist Church in Germantown, TN on December 15 at 7:30 pm and on December 16 at 7:30 pm in Asbury, 1700 Napa Valley Road, Little Rock Held at the United Methodist Church. No reservations required.
The service has much in common with the Feast of Nine Lessons and Carols celebrated every Christmas Eve at King’s College, Cambridge, England, since 1918. This year’s service also included the world premiere of the British carol ‘As I Sat on a Sunny Bank’, adapted by Jerry Hui.
Movie: “Black Crystal” is back
Jim Henson and Frank Oz “black crystal” Returning to the big screen to commemorate its 40th anniversary in 1982 at Regal Breckenridge 12 and Colonel Glenn 18, Regal McCain Mall Stadium 12 and RPX North Little Rock, Little Rock, Sunday and December 7 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Razorback Cinemas in Fayetteville, Pinnacle Hills Cinema 12 in Rogers and Golden Ticket Harrison 8 in Harrison.Ticket information is available at www.fathomevents.com.
Awards: Honor of Governor
Arkansas Symphony CEO Christina Littlejohn will receive the 2023 Arts Community Development Award from the Arkansas Arts Council, which includes Governor’s Arts Awardat a ceremony in March.
“Through her leadership, she has turned a once-struggling nonprofit organization into a leader in music education and a top employer of professional teaching artists and musicians in the state,” according to a press release from the Arts Council. “Additionally, the organization has achieved a balanced budget for the 13th consecutive year while expanding its music education programs.”
Other awards announced Monday:
◼️ Art Education Award: Jorge Villegas and Maria Botti Villegas of El Dorado, instructors at the South Arkansas Art Center and Art Education Program in El Dorado Area Public Schools.
◼️ Art Organization Arts Education Award: Jonesboro Arts Foundation.
◼️ Corporate Sponsorship of Art Awards: Spa Magazine
◼️ Folklife Award: Danny Thomas, founder of The Music Roots Program and Mountain View
◼️Individual Artist Award: Little Rock painter Sammy Peters.
◼️ Patron Award: Kelly and Marti Sudduth of Fayetteville.
◼️ Lifetime Achievement Award: Fayetteville-based portrait photographer Andrew Kilgore.
Winners are nominated by the public and then selected by an independent panel of arts professionals.For more information please email [email protected]