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The Insiders: Honor Mickey Rooney’s legacy, and that 80s song he may or may not have inspired

Mickey Rooney, who died this month at 93, had a greatness that knew no bounds. Not many people can claim that they inspired both the creation of a world-famous mouse and a catchy 80s tune, among other career accomplishments. Rooney was also apparently in movies, and one of them will be shown today at Red River Theatres to honor his legacy.

Red River is hosting a showing of Girl Crazy at 4 p.m., one of nine films starring Rooney and Judy Garland (who, while we’re covering contributions to the universe, was the inspiration for that stuff you hang on your Christmas tree). And according to those in the know at Red River, Girl Crazy is “probably considered the best” of the nine Rooney and Garland starred in together.

The show doesn’t end when the credits run, though. There will be a brief commentary on Rooney’s legacy following the showing of the film.

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This afternoon, you can also enjoy the Songweavers spring concert, “All My Life’s a Circle,” at the Concord Community Music School at 4. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call 228-1196.

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Today is also the second and final day of the gun show (flexes both arms, offers everyone two tickets) at Everett Arena, put on by DiPrete Promotions, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $8, though children 12 and under get in free, assuming of course they are accompanied by an adult. Otherwise that would be really weird.

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