Top of the Rock is looking for singers; Baby Jane screens.

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MUSIC: Invitation to the choir

The Top of the Rock Chorusin his 60th year as head of Sweet Adelines, invites women of all ages to a membership event, 7-21: 3 p.m., June 14 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1402 E. Kiehl Ave., Sherwood.

The choir of more than 50 singers brings together members from Central Arkansas and West Tennessee to perform traditional and contemporary four-part a cappella music. The June 14 session will include a brief assessment of the singing ranges, the appointment of a choir member to act as a music mentor and refreshments. The schedule includes a performance at the Women’s Fair in August at the Arkansas Fairgrounds and several performances during the Christmas season. Visit

FILM: “Baby Jane” on the big screen

Joan Crawford (left) and Beth Davis represent the best sibling rivalry in “What Happened to Baby Jane?” (Especially for The Democrat)
“Revival” on the big screen on Sunday and June 15 marks the 60th anniversary of the release of the cult classic in 1962. “What happened to Baby Jane?” a psychological horror thriller about the supreme rivalry between siblings, in which an aging child star (Beth Davis) “takes care” of her wheelchair-bound sister (Joan Crawford) in old Hollywood.

Projection area:

◼️ Sunday – at Little Rock, 1pm on Breckenridge 12pm and 1pm and 7pm on Colonel Glenn 18; at Conway, 1 and 7 p.m. at the Cinemark Towne Center; in Fayetteville, 1 p.m. at Razorback Cinema; at Fort Smith, 1pm at Malco Ft. Cinema Smith.

◼️ June 15 – at Little Rock, 7 pm on Breckenridge 12 and Colonel Glenn 18; in Conway, 7 pm at the Cinemark Towne Center; in Fayetteville, 7 p.m. at Razorback Cinema; at Fort Smith, 7pm at Malco Ft. Cinema Smith.

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DR: The Winning Writers

The winners of 2022 Arkansas PBS KIDS Writers Contest:

◼️ Kindergarten – first place, Faith Ford from Luxor for “Love makes everything better”; second, Harper Porter of Bentonville for “The Tree-Eating Baby”; third place, Penelope Posadas of Rodgers for “Once Upon a Dino Birthday Surprise”.

◼️ First grade – first place, Abigail Wharton from Conway for “Playful pony and floating swordfish”; second, Sadie Montgomery of Ryson for “The Lonely Giant” and Emerson Gitz of Batesville for “The Great Adventure of Peppa and Amy”; third, Bo Corley of Malvern for “The Blue Tornado and the Aliens.”

◼️ Second Class – First Place, Elijah Smith of Benton for “The Droid 8E8 and the Giant Space Worm”; second place, Henley Richie of Mountain Home for “The Girl Who Loves Books”; third place, Bennett Yochem of Rodgers for “The Camping Buds”.

◼️ Third grade – First place, Isabella Posadas of Rodgers for “Lying Lizzie”; second, Charlotte Granderson of Fayetteville for “Sami Salamander”; equal in third place, Gunner Duck from Omaha for “Ninja Dog in China” and David Archer McKnight from Sherwood for “The Badger and the Telekinetic Kangaroo”.

K-3 students from across the country submitted 93 applications. All 14 winning stories can be read online at

The authors will also read their stories about special segments during Rise and Shine, a six-week summer training series beginning July 6, produced by Arkansas PBS and the Arkansas Department of Education.

The trial included originality, creative expression, storytelling and the integration of text and illustrations, according to a press release. Each winner will receive an Arkansas PBS prize package; Winners will receive a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad, loaded with educational games, music and videos. Support for the competition comes from the June House Williams Foundation.

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