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A clown marches by heavily armed police stand guard during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye. The parade, in its 89th year, included marching bands and floats to go along with Hello Kitty, Snoopy, Paddington and other giant balloons. …

A rockin’ Christmas: Wizards of Winter to bring show to Cap Center

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! As you’re reading this, you’re probably sitting by the fire relaxing with a slice of pumpkin pie and a glass of egg nog. And if your radio is on, it’s probably playing Christmas music. Maybe even that classic instrumental tune, “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. If you’re a fan …

One Man’s Media: I’m thankful for the end to ‘The Hunger Games’

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

On this Thanksgiving Day, I’m grateful we’re free from our long national nightmare. With the release of the final Hunger Games movie, no longer are we shackled to the threat of future films based on pre-teen page turners about sullen heroines with commitment issues. But deliverance comes only from struggle. I saw The …

Adele’s ‘25’ won’t be available on Spotify

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fans looking to listen to Adele’s new album won’t be able to do so on Spotify. Spotify said Thursday that Adele’s 25 will not be available on its streaming platform when it is released Friday. It was unclear …

Check it out: Mill Brook to close season with ‘Reflections: Five Visions’ exhibit

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Before the snowflakes start to fly and winter sets in for what will probably feel like an eternity, Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Center is hosting one final exhibition for 2015, “Reflections: Five Visions.” It features the work …

And the winners are . . .: The people have voted, and here’s who took home the SNOB awards

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In case you missed last week’s issue of the Insider (shame on you) and all those signs around town, the Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival was held this past weekend. With more than 70 films shown during …

The line forms here for autographs: In case you didn’t know we’re famous, here’s proof – on Instagram

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

We like to think we do good enough work that we’ll get a few thank-yous now and again. Sure we get emails from time to time and hear nice things when we’re bee boppin’ around town – we’ve …

So long, farewell: It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we must to Hargate Gallery

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

If you happen to be a fan of the Hargate Gallery at St. Paul’s School, you might want to stop in for a visit. ’Cause if you don’t get there by Saturday, then the school’s longtime home for …

Review: Game over in the dreary ‘Mockingjay Part 2’

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

‘T he Hunger Games movies have unfolded in a relative blitzkrieg – four movies in four years – and in a fan-fueled fever that has masked some seriously silly political allegory with the thrill of survival games and …

Old Concord Theatre will star in this week’s Concord Chats

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The city’s time capsule is buried for another 50 years, but Concord 250 has a few more Concord Chats to go this year. On Thursday, Concord resident Paul Brogan will deliver a talk about the former Concord Theatre and its owner Theresa Cantin. “It would be a tragedy …

Library to host hikers, knitters

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Outside or inside this winter? The Concord Public Library can help you with both. On Tuesday, the library will begin a new monthly program called “Knot Just Knitters.” On the third Tuesday of the month, the Shakespeare Room will be open for anyone who wants to knit, crochet …

‘Spectre’ stays on top with $35.4M, ‘Peanuts’ with $24.2M

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The box-office duo of James Bond and Charlie Brown again dominated North American movie theaters over the weekend, while Angelina Jolie Pitt’s By the Sea made barely a ripple. Sony’s Spectre, the 24th Bond installment and last week’s …

Spike Lee calls for diversity as he accepts honorary Oscar

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Spike Lee told an audience of entertainment luminaries that it’s easier for a black person to become President of the United States than head of a Hollywood studio or network. Lee made the remarks Saturday as he accepted …