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Interview with Alex Beard, fine artist and children’s author

Down on Julia Street in New Orleans, fine artist Alex Beard has a gallery where his gorgeous nature-inspired paintings and drawings are on display. Elephants, birds of paradise, and flowery fish are among the colorful creatures drawn out by Alex’s hand. Some are portraits, and some are whimsical landscapes of these exotic creatures interacting with […]

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Music Memory from Emily Estrella

Emily Estrella is a singer who has spent the last several years singing traditional jazz and original tunes around the French Quarter and Marigny music clubs. You can even catch her busking on the streets of New Orleans on occasion. She “has an ‘old soul’ voice evoking the Dixie ghosts of a previous century. Charismatic […]

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AJ Loria and the Confetti Park Players

If Ever I Cease to Love by AJ Loria & the Confetti Park Players

It’s January 6… Twelfth Night! Officially Carnival Season! To celebrate, the Confetti Park Players have created this very special video to share with you. Here, they perform “If Ever I Cease to Love” with the great A.J. Loria, King Nino, a.k.a. the Louisiana Lounge Lizard. “If Ever I Cease to Love” is the royal anthem […]

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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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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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The Little Mouse Santi Receives GOLD Mom’s Choice Award

The Little Mouse Santi, written by New Orleans author David Eugene Ray, has earned the prestigious gold Mom’s Choice Award®. Having been rigorously evaluated by an MCA judging panel, The Little Mouse Santi is deemed to be among the best products for families. The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named The Little Mouse Santi, a children’s […]

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Who Dat who didn't

Storytime: The Little WHO DAT Who Didn’t by Alex McConduit

Hey Saints fans! Football season is here! And we have a very special book to celebrate. In this episode of Confetti Park, Alexander Brian McConduit narrates his original story, The Little WHO DAT Who Didn’t, which is all about one little boy’s love/hate relationship with his favorite team. The book takes you through the Saints’ […]

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