Jan 032014
 
Maggie McKeown (right) talks to musician George Alvey Jr. on Thursday, the day after she announced that McKeown's Books and Difficult Music will close at the end of the month. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Maggie McKeown (right) talks to musician George Alvey Jr. on Thursday, the day after she announced that McKeown’s Books and Difficult Music will close at the end of the month. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

In a world of electronic ink, instant-prime shipping and streaming digital video, January 2014 will bring the final chapter for McKeown’s Books and Digital Music, the little Tchoupitoulas Street refuge from the modern world where the music was meant to be heard quietly and the most important feature was a round table in the center where patrons could sit, read and talk together.

Maggie McKeown, the shop’s irrepressible proprietress, announced in a New Year’s Day email to supporters that the store will close at the end of the month, with all used books 50 percent off until then. Even the book shelves are for sale. Continue reading »

Apr 142012
 

The free “Evening of Difficult Music” experimental music series returns tonight at 8 p.m. with “MRI Suite,” an original composition by George Alvey with Foster Smedley and a solo by James Singleton, at McKeown’s Books and Difficult Music, 4737 Tchoupitoulas.

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Feb 252012
 

The “Evening of Difficult Music” series at McKeown’s Books (4737 Tchoupitoulas) will feature nine composers from the Department of Music at Tulane University in a presentation of computer music and sound art called “Listen Closely” at 8 p.m. tonight.

 

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Nov 122011
 

The program for An Evening of Difficult Music #35 includes “experimental meditations in sound from Jonathan Dean (transmuteo) and Forrest Prism (off balance atlas).” The concert is free and begins at 8 p.m. at McKeown’s Books, 4737 Tchoupitoulas.

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Oct 142011
 

Daniel Galindo, 5, Nicholas Scandurro, 5, and Anthony Scandurro, 3, play in front of Latter Library during the First Annual Children's Book Festival in 2010. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Uptown New Orleans abounds with festival offerings this weekend, including New Orleans Film Festival screenings at the Prytania Theatre, a children’s book festival and Friday night symphony at Latter Library, the Gert Town festival, and a number of more specific celebrations. Continue reading »

Aug 262011
 

A reveler watches the Krewe of Hermes during Mardi Gras 2011. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Movies for families and philosophers, music that you might not find at Jazzfest, an arts market and an especially irreverent parade — the variety of special events around Uptown this weekend defies easy summary. Continue reading »

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Dec 102010
 

Attend a Christmas bash, catch up on shopping at the market, or belt out Handel’s Messiah — there’s no shortage of options to get into the holiday spirit this weekend. See below for a snapshot of what’s going on Uptown.

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