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Kids talent show entries to be featured in ‘Blueberry’s Clubhouse’ Friday on Arkansas PBS

Posted 13 Aug 2020

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, Papa Rap,

Historic Arkansas Museum, Chad Burris among statewide partners

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — The season finale of “Blueberry’s Clubhouse,” an original pre-K-2 children's program produced by Arkansas PBS in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Center, will air Friday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. The episode, “Blueberry’s End of Summer Jamboree,” will feature talent show entries from kids across the state. The entire series will rebroadcast Fridays, Aug. 21-Sept. 11, at 10 a.m.

Kids out of school for the summer months can join Blueberry, a curious puppet guide, for an at-home summer camp adventure in The Natural State. Blueberry and her best friend Maxine, assisted by Camp Counselor Carol and special guests, will introduce various topics to help young viewers learn and play each day.

Episodes of this four-part series are available to watch each Friday at 10 a.m. on ARPBS-1, and, as well as in the Engage Arkansas PBS app and PBS Video app. Families can also stream live at

A digital series accompanies the broadcast program. New content and activities will be released on Facebook ( during the week through Sept. 11.

In this week’s episode, “Blueberry’s End of Summer Jamboree,” Blueberry is hosting a talent show to lift up all the wonderfully creative and talented kids at camp. Kids who entered the talent show can look for their videos at after the broadcast.

Featured partners and activities for this week include Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub with a new instrument, Al “Papa Rap” Lopez with “Let’s Write/Escribe!”, Historic Arkansas Museum with pioneer instruments, and Broadway actor Chad Burris of Alma, Arkansas, who is Blueberry’s mentor for the end of summer talent show.

Music for the series, including the theme song, is written and performed by songwriting duo Virginia Ralph and Bobby Matthews, also known as mömandpöp.

The Arkansas Arts Center, located in Little Rock, Ark., is the state's premier center for visual and performing arts, with a world-class collection of more than 14,000 works of international art and a robust schedule of performances, art classes, special exhibitions, education and public programs. The Arkansas Arts Center is currently undergoing an extraordinary transformation that includes the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility, scheduled to open in 2022. Designed by renowned architecture firms, Studio Gang and SCAPE, the new facility will secure the Arkansas Arts Center’s position as one of the top cultural institutions in the state and region. The new Arts Center will feature state-of-the-art galleries, studios, theatre spaces, outdoor event areas, and other spaces to host programming, classes, and performances. The innovative gathering spaces, restaurant, store, and landscaped grounds will position the Arkansas Arts Center as a cultural hub for Little Rock and the Delta region.

Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).