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MUSIC: Invitation to the choir

The Top of the Rock choirin its sixtieth year as a chapter of Sweet Adelines, invites women of all ages to a membership event from 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm on June 14 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1402 E. Kiehl Ave., Sherwood.

The choir of over 50 singers draws members from central Arkansas and western Tennessee to perform traditional and contemporary four-part a cappella music. The June 14 session will include a brief assessment of the positioning of the singing ranges, the assignment of a choir member to serve as a musical mentor, and refreshments. The program includes a show at the Women’s Expo in August at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds and several shows during the Christmas season. Visit

FILM: “Baby Jane” on the big screen

Joan Crawford (left) and Bette Davis represent the pinnacle of sibling rivalry in “What Happened to Baby Jane?” (Special for the Gazzetta dei Democratici)
A “revival” on the big screen on Sunday and June 15 marks the 60th anniversary of the 1962 cult classic “What ever happened to Baby Jane?” a psychological horror thriller about the height of sibling rivalry, in which an elderly child star (Bette Davis) “takes care” of her wheelchair-bound sister (Joan Crawford) in old Hollywood.

Zone projections:

◼️ Sunday – in Little Rock, at 1pm at Breckenridge 12 and at 1pm and 7pm at Colonel Glenn at 6pm; in Conway, at 1pm and 7pm at the Cinemark Towne Center; in Fayetteville, at 1pm at the Razorback Cinema; at Fort Smith, 1pm at Malco Ft. Smith Cinema.

◼️ June 15 – in Little Rock, at 7pm at Breckenridge 12 and at Colonel Glenn at 6pm; in Conway, at 7 pm at the Cinemark Towne Center; in Fayetteville, at 7 pm at the Razorback Cinema; at Fort Smith, at 7pm at Malco Ft. Cinema Smith.

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ETC .: Winning writers

Winners of 2022 PBS KIDS Arkansas Writers Contest:

◼️ Preschool – First Place, Luxora’s Faith Ford for “Love Makes Everything Better”; second place, Bentonville’s Harper Porter for “The Baby Who Ate Trees”; third place, Rogers’ Penelope Posadas for “Once Upon a Dino Birthday Surprise”.

◼️ First Grade – First Place, Conway’s Abigail Wharton for “The Playful Pony and the Swimming Swordfish”; tied for second place, Rison’s Sadie Montgomery for “The Lonely Giant” and Batesville’s Emerson Gitz for “Peppa and Emmy’s Big Adventure”; third place, Malvern’s Beau Corley for “The Blue Tornado and the Aliens”.

◼️ Second grade – first place, Benton’s Elijah Smith for “The Droid 8E8 and the Giant Space Worm”; second place, Mountain Home’s Henley Ritchie for “The Girl Who Loves Books”; third place, Rogers’ Bennett Yochum for “The Camping Buds”.

◼️ Third Grade – First Place, Rogers’ Isabella Posadas for “Lying Lizzy”; second place, Charlotte Granderson of Fayetteville for “Sammy Salamander”; tied for third place, Omaha’s Gunner Duck for “Ninja Puppy in China” and Sherwood’s David Archer McKnight for “The Badger and the Telekinetic Kangaroo”.

Grade K-3 students across the state submitted 93 entries. All 14 winning stories can be read online at

The writers will also read their stories by special segments during “Rise and Shine,” a six-week summer television series, starting July 6, produced by Arkansas PBS and the Arkansas Department of Education.

The judgment involved originality, creative expression, storytelling, and integrating text and illustrations, according to a press release. Each winner will receive an Arkansas PBS prize package; The top finishers will receive a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad, packed with educational games, music and videos. Support for the contest comes from the June Hoes Williams Endowment.

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