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The Insiders: Get off the couch and help out a couple worthwhile causes today

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happy August everyone. It’s hard to believe that July is over and September is not far away, but let’s enjoy the time we have with the eighth month of the year while it’s here. Now we have a couple of worthwhile causes for you to support this weekend. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Eagle Square, Bryce’s Day …

Wild animals, bouncy house and dunking booth today will benefit Concord 10-year-old with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Friday, July 31, 2015

Even though Bryce Haines has Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he’s a pretty upbeat kid. The 10-year-old could only go to part of a recent basketball camp with Concord native Matt Bonner, rather than spend the whole day on the court. But he told his mom, Jaryn, he was just excited to be there with his …

Shrug it off - Jon Stewart would want it that way

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nothing comes to an end in television without a silly but also meaningful grieving process. The longer the run and more devoted the fan base, the louder the wails. This Thursday’s end of Jon Stewart’s incomparable, culturally significant run as the host of Comedy Central’s Daily Show cuts deeper than the usual sign-off. Even though the 52-year-old host announced his departure nearly six …

The Insiders: We’ll explain how baby musicals are made, but only if you promise to see Legally Blonde, Jr. tonight

Thursday, July 30, 2015

This is a conversation we should probably have had some time ago, but it’s time for us to sit down and explain how some productions are made. You see, there’s the birds and the bees and sometimes two …

The Insiders: Eagle Square reflects it’s name but doesn’t feature real eagles playing music at this concert

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eagle Square is an apt name tonight, because the downtown locale will be hosting the 39th Army Band for a live performance at 7 p.m. It’s maybe not as apt as it would have been if the band …

Do This: Gallery openings worth the drive

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A couple of far away galleries will unveil some new exhibits this weekend. Seems like a perfect chance to take a little trip – all of the ones mentioned here are also next to bodies of water, so …

Fair Life: Local musician gave new life to long-running Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival attracts performers from across North America to its small-town, New Hampshire campsite location. Bands hail from Nova Scotia, Nashville, Long Island and locales throughout the country. Over the course of four days, musicians …

One Man’s Media: A cosmic Amy Alignment with a not-so-happy ending

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s not often you find two films in theaters the same week both featuring creative, self-destructive women named Amy who like to drink, curse and smoke. This once in a lifetime Amy Alignment has never happened in the …

Kaitlyn spoiled ‘The Bachelorette’ finale results weeks ago

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On the season finale of The Bachelorette Monday night, 29-year-old dancer Kaitlyn Bristowe accepted a marriage proposal from 28-year-old personal trainer Shawn Booth, naming him the winner of the season. Minutes earlier, she dumped the runner-up, 34-year-old software …

The Insiders: Music on the lawn continues at the library with the N.H. Ukeladies

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Unfortunately, as hard as it is to admit, the summer is starting to slip away from us. The day are getting shorter and before you know it, fall will take over and we all know what comes after that. So in a nut shell, we’d like you to …

Who should play Doctor Who?

Monday, July 27, 2015

The ninth season of Doctor Who will soon be upon us, and that means the show’s alumni have already started popping up and offering their thoughts on all things TARDIS-related. Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy thinks the Doctor should absolutely remain a man and a man only. “I’m a …

‘Southpaw,’ ‘Ant-Man’ are box hits

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ant-Man crept past new opener Pixels to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend by an ant-sized margin. The Disney and Marvel superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total …

PHOTOS: Canterbury Fair offers full day of family fun

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The 57th Canterbury Fair was held Saturday. Family-friendly activities were held throughout the day, with games for children, live music, dancing, local artisans demonstrating their skills and selling their products, and vendors selling food, such as barbecue chicken …