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Judy Caplan Ginsburgh has been performing children's music since 1981.

Interview: Judy Caplan Ginsburgh shares Jewish culture through music

In this edition of Confetti Park, Katy Ray sits down with Judy Caplan Ginsburgh of Alexandria, La. to talk about children’s music. Judy has been creating music for children since 1981! Among the topics they discuss: what kinds of songs do little kids love? How does Judy share her Jewish heritage through song? Judy specializes in music […]

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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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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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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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David Rosser on guitar. Photo by Sally Asher

Guitarist David Rosser shares some early childhood musical memories

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear a childhood music memory from David Rosser, a talented guitarist and multi instrumentalist who lives in New Orleans. Dave shares about how his big brother was one of his greatest musical influences—and how they bonded and he learned from listening to records—especially the Beatles! Dave has toured the […]

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