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The Insiders: The Tall Granite Big Band is debuting this weekend – and it’s for a good cause

Thursday, November 20, 2014

If 17 musicians get together and no one is there to hear them play, do they make a sound? We’d assume so, but how could we really ever know – especially if each one was sworn to secrecy? Good thing all of you can prevent us from having to rack our brains for a logical answer to an illogical question by going to tonight’s debut of the Tall Granite Big …

The Insiders: We’re tooting our own horn – but it’s for a fantastic cause

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We’re not usually ones to toot our own horn, which is good because neither of us has a ton of musical ability and it would probably sound like some sort of sick animal. But we can’t help but point you to this week’s Insider – not because of our (implied and widely accepted) …

The Insiders: You can learn how the magic of the ‘Insider’ isn’t as cool as the magic of Andrew Pinard tonight

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Just like magic, the Insider appears in subscribers’ newspapers Tuesday and on newsstands Wednesday every week. We’d tell you how we do that, but a real magician never reveals his secrets (or the names of the circulation department employees who deliver the newspaper). If you want to test that theory, though, you can catch a real magician tonight – albeit one that won’t …

The Insiders: It’s time to do some howling, Halloween style

Thursday, October 23, 2014

If you plan on heading downtown this evening for dinner or a movie, don’t be surprised if you see Superman, Cinderella or even a giant piece of bacon. That’s because from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Main Street will be transformed into Halloween Howl, the yearly Intown Concord …

The Insiders: Meet the library’s new telescope and finally learn what you’ve been looking at

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Have you ever just stood outside, staring at the night sky and wondering what you’re looking at? Well join the club because all of those groupings of stars sure do look a lot alike – that is unless someone who knows what they’re talking about carefully points the …

The Insiders: The Walker Lecture Series is playing the hand it’s dealt; which in this case is the Three of Cups

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The experienced poker players out there know the agony of being defeated by the dreaded three of cups. It can really ruin your night. Thankfully, it’s much more pleasant in music form, which is how you can hear …

The Insiders: Make Strides and be part of the most uplifting traffic jam ever

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Traffic jams rarely inspire warm feelings, unless you count the burning fire of road rage as “warm.” Or unless those traffic jams are caused by people and not cars. Roughly 5,000 people wearing pink, to be exact. There will be some serious pedestrian traffic leaving Memorial Field and …

The Insiders: Who needs a pumpkin festival when you’ve got all this stuff to do

Saturday, October 18, 2014

If you’re not among the large group of Granite Staters heading over to the Keene Pumpkin Festival today, we have some good news for you. One is that you won’t have to worry about trying to find a place to park or deal with the massive crowd. But …

The Insiders: Movies, books and burlesque dancing? That’s not a bad Friday

Friday, October 17, 2014

It’s not every night you can catch a movie at the local college, hang with representatives from a bunch of major publishing houses and get your burlesque dancing groove on, all within the same hour. Tonight you can, though. The order of operations is important here, because the …

The Insiders: Learn to make your own cheese and taste some too

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cheese is delicious. But have you ever wondered how it’s made? Well wonder no more, because tonight at New England College in Concord beginning at 6, Barbara Benton of NOFA-NH will give you the lowdown on soft cheese making. Benton will discuss the history of it, describe your …

The Insiders: You’re nobody’s puppet, but you should still go to tonight’s poetry reading at Gibson’s

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

File under things we didn’t know existed: Puppetry International magazine. File under things you didn’t know until right now: The editor of said magazine will be in Concord tonight as part of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s …

The Insiders: Don’t forget to go to Dead Poets Remembrance Day at Gibson’s

Saturday, October 11, 2014

You can’t hang out with dead poets, unless you’re a medium or know somebody who is. Or unless a local bookstore is celebrating Dead Poets Remembrance Day and invites you to an event featuring a tribute to several …

The Insiders: Today is the Global Cardboard Challenge, so it’s okay not to recycle

Friday, October 10, 2014

We understand that today is probably dump day for many of you. It’s the morning you load up the family station wagon with all the recyclables from the week and head on over to the local transfer station. But what if we told you that instead of packing …

The Insiders: There’s a lot of art in Concord and here’s your chance to check it all out

Thursday, October 9, 2014

If we were to make a commercial about Concord, there’s a lot of great stuff we could include. There’s the annual Market Days celebration, the S.N.O.B. Film Festival, and how could we not mention the likes of NBA champion Matt Bonner and Olympian Tara Mounsey? But what may …

The Insiders: Matthew Mead is here to help spruce up your home for fall

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

For those of you who don’t know, Matthew Mead is kind of a big deal in the home decorating world, the kind of big deal that you’d give anything to learn from. And it just so happens, tonight you can – and for only $30. Mead will be …