Featured Projects

Arkansas Memories Project


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KATV Collection


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Featured Video

This video was created for David and Barbara Pryor’s 60th wedding anniversary celebration on November 28, 2017.

Featured Interviews

Parker Westbrook

Parker Lucas Westbrook was born January 4, 1926, in Nashville, Howard County, Arkansas.


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Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush is the 2017 Traditional Blues Grammy winner for his CD Porcupine Meat,  and it only took him fifty-one years in the business and fifty-some record releases to get there. He was born in 1933 and raised in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. As a teenager in Chicago, Illinois, Rush drew a mustache on his face to disguise his age and ran from club to club to fulfill multiple bookings in one night. Rush has performed with virtually every post-war blues legacy artist from Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf to Elmore James and Jimmy Reed.


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Upcoming Events

"The Juke Joint Project: An Exhibit" in the Pryor Center Atrium - Open to the Public: Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm
May 27, 2022, 8:00 am

Harpist-vocalist R.D. "The Real Deal" Olson brings high-energy blues to fill your soul and move your feet. Olson will perform from 5:30 to 6:30 on the front porch of the Juke Joint in the Pryor Center atrium. The public is invited.
May 27, 2022, 5:30 pm

Members of the NWA Jazz All-Stars Youth Ensemble will perform from 5:30 to 6:30 at the Juke Joint in the Pryor Center atrium. The public is invited.
June 3, 2022, 5:30 pm

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