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The Insiders: Haven’t read the word ‘glockenspiel’ in awhile? Problem solved

Glockenspiel is a tremendous word, one that has been sorely lacking from any recent Insiders columns. So what better way to remedy that than by using it several times in one day? But we don’t expand our vocabulary frivolously. All glockenspiel mentions are a direct result of a performance at the Capital Center for the Arts by Pearl and the Beard as part of the Spotlight Cafe. Showtime is at 8 p.m.

We would describe Pearl and the Beard ourselves, but the description that ran with the event listing is difficult to improve: “Pearl and the Beard is three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, one accordion, ninety-six teeth, and one soul.”

As a bonus contest, the first person to successfully verify the tooth count will receive the pride that comes from hard work and most likely a restraining order for getting so close to the performer s’ mouths.

The voices in the group belong to Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price and Jeremy Styles, who blend together to create something of a unique sound, described as both “soaring and sensual.” Sounds borderline PG-13, no? Also, their music video for “The Lament of Coronado Brown” debuted on NPR’s All Songs Considered site.

Tickets for the show are $20, or $15 for students, and can be purchased at or by calling 225-1111.

Also this evening, stop by the Center for Health Promotion of Concord Hospital at 49 S. Main St. for a Laughter Leader Training Program in which you can “explore body-mind connections, breathing techniques, laughter exercises and grounding routines.” Fittingly, that’s in the Smile Building.

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