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The Jungle Grapevine

Storytime: The Jungle Grapevine by Alex Beard

In this episode of Confetti Park we hear The Jungle Grapevine by author Alex Beard! Alex is a fine artist who paints and draws beautiful animals and other inspiring sights from the natural world. He owns an art studio and gallery at 608 Julia Street where he displays his work, and which serves as a […]

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Julieann Banks, singer-songwriter from Shreveport, with her friend Patterson Barrett at Renzi Center

Music Memory from Julieann Banks

Julieann Banks is an Americana artists from Shreveport, Louisiana. A wonderful singer-songwriter with a big soulful voice, Julieann has been playing music most of her life, and has performed extensively in the Austin, Texas area as well as Louisiana. Julieann had a childhood rich with musical and cultural experiences. Her parents were supportive of the […]

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We're Going to Confetti Park

New Orleans musicians collaborate on kids album

PRESS RELEASE: New Orleans musicians collaborate on kids album We’re Going to Confetti Park! Album features Katy Hobgood Ray, Mr. Okra, a chorus of New Orleans children, and world-class musicians such as Johnny Vidacovich, Jon Erik-Kellso, Evan Christopher, Matt Perrine, Patti Adams, Roger Lewis, David Rosser, Brian Coogan, Tim Robertson, Sarah Quintana, and others. Contact: confettipark@gmail.com or […]

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Music Medley: Fish Scales

Confetti Park is a community radio program out of New Orleans. We feature local storytellers and songs that kids love, songs created for kids, or created by kids, right here in Louisiana. This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. Songs featured in this episode, in order: We’re Going to Confetti Park […]

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Darrell Bourque

Sunday Afternoons – a poem by Darrell Bourque

“It was the sound of horses’ hooves that drummed and lodged…” Louisiana poet laureate Darrell Bourque narrates a poem of childhood for Confetti Park. This is “Sunday Afternoons,” a memory of his own experiences growing in a rural Cajun community near Sunset, Louisiana. Mr. Bourque is Professor Emeritus in English at the University of Louisiana […]

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Confetti Park radio show promo for KSLU 90.9 FM

The good folks at Southeastern Louisiana University radio station KSLU 90.9 FM in Hammond, Louisiana just sent over this adorable promo for the Confetti Park radio program! It features the station manager’s five year-old son. This kid definitely has a future in voice overs!!! Thank you so much for sending this! The Confetti Park radio […]

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Storytime: A misadventure in beekeeping by Dan Hobgood

Today’s featured story is the childhood memoir of a Louisiana beekeeper. This is Dan Hobgood, of Shreveport. He owns the company Bee-Goods, which is headquartered in the north part of Sportsman’s Paradise (that’s one of Louisiana’s nicknames). The bees are raised in the gently rolling hills of Ida, Louisiana on the family homestead nestled near a […]

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