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Hendrix College’s Candlelight Carol Services are Dec. 1-4, 15-16

By News | November 28, 2022

Hendrix College’s Candlelight Carol Services Dec. 1-4, 15-16; Tour Takes Choir to West Tennessee and Little Rock Free reservations now open; Dec. 2 and 3 performances will be streamed live from Greene Chapel CONWAY, Arkansas (November 21, 2022) – For nearly 60 years, the Hendrix College Choir’s Candlelight Carol Service has marked the start of the holiday season for many in Arkansas and the broader Hendrix community. The 2022 Candlelight Carol Services continue this beloved tradition while also introducing new music to those who attend. Services in Greene Chapel on the Hendrix College campus will take place Dec. 1-3 at …

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces 2023 season

By News | November 23, 2022

CONWAY—The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at the University of Central Arkansas announced its 2023 season at the “Sounds and Sweet Airs” event in downtown Conway on Friday, Nov. 4. The season will feature three works: “The Tempest,” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” and a Shakespeare cabaret. Shakespeare’s last great solo work, “The Tempest,” takes audiences on a journey to a remote island full of romance, revenge and redemption. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” follows three Shakespeare super-fans as they bring all of Shakespeare’s 30-something plays to life in a single evening. This fast-paced, fun and frantic piece …

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” at Reynolds

“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” Comes to Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | November 22, 2022

CONWAY — The national tour of “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” will bring the Peanuts’ timeless holiday special to life on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall. “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” brings Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang together as they uncover the true meaning of Christmas. The production features many of the beloved scenes from the original animated special and includes songs from the unforgettable musical score in a tribute to the legendary composer Vince Guaraldi. The Broadway-style production, …

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Hendrix College News

Hendrix Reaches Historic Campaign Goal

By News | November 20, 2022

College surpasses $150 million goal for A Time to Lead CONWAY, Ark. (November 17, 2022) — Hendrix College has successfully reached its $150 million fundraising goal for A Time to Lead, the largest campaign in its 146-year history. With $150.46 million in gifts and pledges raised to date, the College has surpassed the campaign’s goal a year ahead of its December 2023 deadline. “We are so grateful to Hendrix alumni, donors, and friends for their enthusiastic endorsement and generous support of the priorities of this campaign,” said Hendrix College President Ellis Arnold. “Our success is a direct reflection of their …

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CALI + Sleep in Heavenly Peace

CALI Class of 2022 chooses Sleep in Heavenly Peace

By Guest Author | November 20, 2022

Written by Jessica Rutlege Smith Members of the Conway Area Leadership Institute (CALI) Class of 2022 are proud to partner with Sleep In Heavenly Peace (SHP) to expand the existing SHP AR-Vilonia Chapter into Conway 72032! SHP is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that builds beds for children who do not have one of their own.  Their motto is “No Kid Sleeps On The Floor In Our Town”. There are currently four chapters in Arkansas: Jonesboro, Fort Smith, Bentonville, and Vilonia. Our group’s goal is to raise $24,000. This will allow our CALI group and the members of SHP-Vilonia to …

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University of Central Arkansas

UCA announces recipients of 2022 UCA Wellness Champion Awards

By News | November 13, 2022

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas kicked off its annual BeWell initiative by announcing the recipients of the 2022 UCA Wellness Champion Awards. Employees Anjanette Kerr, Ashley Cooksey and Laura Gillis earned the classified staff member, non-classified staff and faculty member awards, respectively. The three were presented the awards by UCA Employee Well-Being Program Manager Moriah Bruner and Health and Wellness Promotion Committee Chair Alicia Landry, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Family Sciences, before UCA faculty and staff during the annual BeWell Kickoff hosted virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 8. This is the second year the university has given …

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University of Central Arkansas

New Broadway Musical “Anastasia” Coming to Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | November 13, 2022

CONWAY —  The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes “Anastasia”  on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by the beloved films, “Anastasia” is a new Broadway musical termed “one of the most gorgeous shows in years” by the New York Observer. The show transports viewers from the Russian Empire to Paris in the 1920s, as a brave, young woman sets out to discover her past. Pursued by a Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists in the aid of a conman and ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an adventure to help her find home, love and …

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Conway Scene Holidays

Getting ready for end of the year sprint at Conway Scene

By Todd E Jones | November 6, 2022

Today is November 6, 2022. There is an air of excitement and stress, all at the same time, in the headquarters of Conway Scene. Simply put, its time for the holidays! We usually do so much during this time of the year and the pressure is about to be turned up 10X. But we love it that way! As much content as we put out, we inevitably miss things. Here are some of the things you will from Conway Scene in the next two months. Holiday Gift Guide I have this idea, maybe its a dream, that I can encourage …

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