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Interview: Jayna Morgan & the Swing Setters swing kids music

In this episode of Confetti Park, Katy Ray interviews jazz vocalist Jayna Morgan about her newest New Orleans band, the Swing Setters, a fun, energetic group that plays kids music jazz-style! (Is this a great name for a jazz band that plays kids music, or what?!) The Swing Setters truly fill a void in the New Orleans live […]

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Mr. Okra and Katy Ray.

Have you seen the Okra Man?

Have you seen the Okra Man around New Orleans? Mr. Okra is a fruit and vegetable vendor who travels the city of New Orleans vending from his truck. His unmistakable call over his P.A. system—“I have cantaloupes! I have tomatoes!”—can be heard from blocks away, and people await him on their front porches so they can buy […]

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Tommie Townsley, Louisiana children's author and publisher

Interview: Meet Tommie Townsley

Tommie Townsley is a Cajun children’s author from Lake Charles, Louisiana. She published her first book, Adolpheaux the Adventurous Dolphin, in 2005, and from that sweet beginning has launched a children’s book empire headquartered in Southwest Louisiana. In this interview, Tommie talks about her driving mission to get more kids in Louisiana interested in books: […]

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