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Thorn in My Horn by Alex McConduit

Storytime: Thorn in My Horn by Alex McConduit

This episode of Confetti Park features the children’s story Thorn in My Horn, by Alex McConduit of New Orleans, La. Thorn in My Horn is a book about a young musician in New Orleans who LOVES to play his horn. His mother, on the other hand, cannot stand to hear the noise! She’s a thorn in...

Confetti Park: The Lightning Bug Episode

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. A great children’s song doesn’t have to be classified in the kids genre. A lot of the music in Louisiana is naturally kids...
                    

Louisiana kids radio show Confetti Park debuts April 4

On Saturday, April 4 at 12:30 p.m., a new kids radio show called “Confetti Park” will hit the airwaves of New Orleans on WHIV 102.3 FM. “Confetti Park,” hosted by Katy Hobgood Ray, features music and stories spun in Louisiana. There will be skits, interviews, and studio performances by local musicians, and a weekly story...
                    

Pirate Video Shoot

Today the Confetti Park Players had an awesome time shooting a video for a feature song of our upcoming CD, We’re Going to Confetti Park. The song, called “Watch Out for the Pirates,” was written by Greg Schatz and Katy Ray. What better way to illustrate the song than with NEW ORLEANS PIRATES? This weekend...
                    

The Confetti Park Podcast

We are very excited to announce the debut of the Confetti Park podcast—a show for kids of all ages. We will feature magical, locally-spun music and stories created right here in Louisiana. Subscribe on iTunes! The radio program version launches on the air on April 2015. Listen for us in New Orleans on WHIV 102.3 FM New...
                          

Catch a reading of The Little Mouse Santi

David Ray recently wrote a guest blog post for Elizabeth Dulemba about the genesis of The Little Mouse Santi and going the indie route to publishing a children’s book. Thank you, Elizabeth, for the opportunity to share our story! We had a wonderful time at our recent book signing in Shreveport, Louisiana. What a warm, receptive...
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Sneak peek of fun new New Orleans kids music!

On Feb. 12, I was a guest on WHIV 102.3 FM New Orleans, the newly launched community radio station for our fair city. Andrew Ward, the dynamic station manager, interviewed me about Confetti Park projects, including the children’s choir and our upcoming CD, “We’re Going to Confetti Park.” Listen We’ve been working with Matt Aguiluz...

A song for Santi – “Dream Big, Little Santi”

A song, and another Kirkus honor, for The Little Mouse Santi! Today’s the day! Jan. 15, 2015, the official publication date of The Little Mouse Santi! To celebrate, we are releasing a song called “Dream Big, Little Santi,” composed by author David Ray and Kathryn Hobgood Ray. The song is performed by Kathryn (vocals and...
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Great write up on author David Eugene Ray for The Little Mouse Santi!

In this Jan. 5, 2015 article on NOLA.com (Times Picayune), reporter David Lee Simmons talked with David Eugene Ray and illustrator Santiago Germano about how The Little Mouse Santi came about, and the process of collaborating to come up with what Simmons calls, “a charming and lovingly illustrated fable.”  A slideshow gallery is included in...
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A Kirkus Star for Confetti Park’s first book, The Little Mouse Santi

We are really proud to report that New Orleans’ newest children’s media publishing house, the Confetti Park workshop of Bienville Ray LLC, just got our first-ever review on our first children’s publication. And it’s terrific! We got a starred review from Kirkus for The Little Mouse Santi by David Eugene Ray, with illustrations by Santiago Germano. (The...
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The Little Mouse Santi

  The Little Mouse Santi is a children’s book written by David Eugene Ray, with illustrations by Santiago Germano. The book is scheduled for a January 2015 release by Confetti Park, a children’s media workshop in New Orleans. The little mouse Santi idolizes the cats on the farm. He practices his meows and kitty struts even when...