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The Insiders: Listen to this music so you don’t have to listen to people tell you what to do

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunday is the day for pretending you can’t hear your loved ones when they try to give you chores to do. And a great way to not hear them is to put music in your ears so there’s no room for any other yapping. Well, there’s plenty of music in town today, just looking for ear holes to climb into and chores to put off. Merrimack Music on Sundays has …

The Insiders: Looks like winter’s naming rights are still up for grabs; turns out Frostiana is this concert at St. Paul’s School

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Given the Weather Channel’s new penchant for naming winter storms in order to strike greater levels of fear into you (coming up next, a live update on Winter Storm Death Claw!), we first thought Frostiana was just a regal moniker given to the entire winter season this year. But it’s actually a 20th …

The Insiders: We can’t invite you to our dance party, but Let’s Dance certainly can

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We can’t tell you how many times our brainstorming sessions for this column have devolved into dance parties. What can we say, we’re slaves to the rhythm. One lesson we’ve learned from the experience, though: It’s extremely difficult to type a coherent column while doing the Carlton. Our bosses weren’t particularly enthused with …

The Insiders: The grass is bluer with this concert at the Audi tonight

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

There isn’t any grass visible anywhere in these parts right now (it’s still uncertain whether any will become visible before the end of 2015), so if we told you the grass was actually blue under there, it’s possible …

The Insiders: Walk the red carpet like Benedict Cumberbatch, if that’s even a real guy, at Red River tonight

Saturday, February 21, 2015

You’re probably not named Benedict Cumberbatch. Frankly, we’re still not convinced anyone really is. But even if the moniker is just some elaborate joke, the guy who goes by it will be getting the red carpet treatment tonight when the 87th Academy Awards are held. Guess what, though? …

The Insiders: You can see this movie at NHTI tonight and still make your mortgage payment this month

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Remember when going to the movies was a thing? Well, it still is a thing, we guess, it can just be a really expensive thing. Between the tickets and the bathtub-sized bucket of popcorn and the jug of …

The Insiders: Learn all about slimy silly putty – and other engineering stuff

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Do you ever wonder what really goes into building a school? Are you interested in gadgets and gears? And what about slimy Silly Putty? Okay, we just threw that last one in there as a test to make …

The Insiders: Read our poem to winter then hear some real ones at Gibson’s tonight

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

We’ve written a poem about winter that we’d like to share with you. It’s called Son of a @#&*, when the @!#%& can we catch a god*@#$ break around here ? It’s a haiku, and it goes like this: [editor’s note: entire text redacted due to FCC concerns]. …

The Insiders: It’s a good day to watch some basketball, so why not head over to Bishop Brady

Saturday, February 14, 2015

We’ve always liked using the word extravaganza, but it’s just hard to make it work most of the time. Lucky for all of you, today is not one of those times. We can say that the second annual Frank Monahan Foundation Basketball Showcase at Bishop Brady is officially …

The Insiders: Until they officially move Mardi Gras to Concord, enjoy a taste of the festival with tonight’s Cap Center show

Friday, February 13, 2015

Concord doesn’t have any famous streets named after booze, which is probably the only reason Mardi Gras isn’t held here every year instead of New Orleans. But guess what? You can still get a taste of the Mardi Gras scene in our fair city tonight at 8 at …

The Insiders: Go out and create something for that special someone

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In case you forgot, Valentine’s Day is just a couple of sunsets away. The clock is ticking for that perfect gift. Sure you can buy a card, flowers and chocolate, go out to a nice dinner and maybe take in a movie. But since this holiday is all …

The Insiders: There’s a laundry list of reasons to catch this discussion at Kimball-Jenkins

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We’ve been trying for years to make laundry a more exciting and interesting venture, but we’ve mostly just ended up hot and dizzy (confession: dryer “rides” aren’t a great idea). But the people at the Kimball-Jenkins Estate have accomplished that difficult feat . Tonight’s installment of Wednesday Wisdom …

The Insiders: Clear off the yellow brick road, then take it to the Concord Public Library

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Today seems like a good day to follow the yellow brick road. Assuming, of course, that you’ve snow-blowed and shoveled and sanded the yellow brick road. Once it’s clear, though, we’d take it all the way down to the Concord Public Library for today’s Wizard of Oz sing-along …

The Insiders: This column is words to your eyes, but the outcome might be music to your ears

Friday, February 6, 2015

We want to say this column is music to your ears, but until technology is developed that plays melodious notes while you read our words, that’s not really true. But it can be music to your eyes, because we’re about to tell you about a ton of musical …

The Insiders: Nominate someone fascinating for Concord On Air

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Do you know someone who is, shall we say, fascinating? Do they live in Concord? And will they actually be able to function like a normal human being when put in front of a camera for a live television spot? Well, assuming you answered yes to at least …