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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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Watch out for the pirates!

The Pirates Are Coming….

There be pirates in New Orleans! There be pirates in Confetti Park! On November 1, 2015, the Confetti Park Players release their album of original songs inspired by life in Louisiana. “We’re Going to Confetti Park” has twenty-one magical tracks, including the hit song “Watch Out for the Pirates” by Greg Schatz, featuring a full […]

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Anthony Dopsie of the Zydeco Twisters. Photo by Sally Asher

Music Memory from Anthony Dopsie

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear from Anthony Dopsie, accordion player with Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters. Anthony explains his role in the band (“I put the choo choo to the boogaloo!“) and he shares a childhood memory about growing up in a musical family. The Dopsies are Louisiana royalty—Anthony’s father was Rockin’ Dopsie, […]

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Music Medley: Vampire Frostbite

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: Pretty Purple Possums – Angela […]

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Storytime: Gumbo, Fried Cheese, the Saints and Drew Brees by Patricia Reece

Every year when the leaves start to fall, I visit my Grandpa and we have a ball. With snoballs, streetcars, beignets, and the Dome, New Orleans is a place he is proud to call home. So begins this adorable love letter to New Orleans, as told through the eyes of a child who is visiting […]

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LSU Homecoming features book signing with children’s author David Eugene Ray

Children’s Author and LSU Alumnus David Ray to Sign The Little Mouse Santi at LSU Barnes & Noble Before Homecoming Game on October 24 Louisiana-native children’s book author David Eugene Ray will be at Barnes & Noble to sign copies of his award-winning children’s book The Little Mouse Santi on October 24 from 1-3 p.m. David Eugene […]

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