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Crystal Thomas is a singer and a trombonist in Shreveport

“Go for it!” Crystal Thomas shares a funny childhood music memory about gumption

Crystal Thomas is a Shreveport-based songwriter, singer and trombonist who regularly performs around Louisiana. A performer of the blues and gospel, you can find her (if not in churches) at various clubs like Southern Soul Lounge and at the venerated Monday Night Blues Jam at Lee’s in Shreveport. In this episode of Confetti Park, Crystal shares a […]

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How the Jackson 5 brought two different people together in Shreveport

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear a music  memory from Jeff Campbell, founder of Hungry for Music, a nonprofit organization distributes musical instruments to children in need. Jeff, originally from Shreveport, established Hungry for Music in 1994 in Washington D.C. Since then, the nonprofit has donated over 8,000 instruments to children in 27 […]

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Jimmy Caskey

Jimmy Caskey’s lifelong fascination with recorded music

It’s a music memory brought to you by Confetti Park! Jimmy Caskey lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he and his wife Jacques own and operate a beloved lunchtime restaurant called Jacquelyn’s Cafe. Jimmy has been playing guitar all his life, and has performed in several different bands around north Louisiana. Whenever people go to Jacquelyn’s […]

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This mural was recently discovered while replacing the air conditioning system on the third floor of Byrd High. (Photo: Douglas Collier, The Times)

Hidden Treasure discovered at C.E. Byrd

Here’s a special find! The Shreveport Times just ran a featured article on the uncovering of a “hidden treasure” at C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. A forgotten mural by our very own The Little Mouse Santi author David Eugene Ray! “When David Ray graduated from C.E. Byrd High School in 1978 he left behind […]

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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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Music Memory from Angela Russell

Angela Russell is a violinist from Shreveport, Louisiana, who trained in NYC and who has played in symphony orchestras and rock bands around the United States. She has also taught hundreds of students a love for stringed instruments. Currently, Angela lives in Los Angeles. Angela shares how she first discovered the violin in this childhood […]

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