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The Insiders: Music and art in one place? You got to check this out

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty big fans of music and art. Like screaming as the tour bus passes by kind of fans. But we’re sad to report that we’re not all that good at either one of them, which is why when we heard that the Concord Community Music School was holding an Integrated Arts Recital featuring its piano department students, you might as well consider our minds blown. …

The Insiders: Your Christmas shopping (for us) can wait, there’s magic at Red River tonight

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We could tell you to go to a dozen places in Concord today (to pick up our dry cleaning, to grab us a coffee, to head to the office so we don’t have to), but you know what you really should be doing: Christmas shopping! We’ve just emailed you a list of all the stuff we really want this year, in case you …

The Insiders: Are you feeling potlucky, punk? Then stop by the Audi

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Things get busy this time of year. There are only 10 shopping days left until Christmas, which means you only have nine left to waste, so the pace of life understandably quickens. That makes it hard to find the motivation to make dinner after really busy days. Well, what if we told you tonight you could make dinner for dozens of other people, …

The Insiders: Get your moustache ready for race day this morning

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Doctors recommend getting blah blah minutes of exercise a day, and though some respected medical outlets have yet to add this additional nugget of information, we’re pretty sure we’ve read that it counts double if you exercise while wearing a mustache headband. That’s an attainable goal this morning, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Insiders: We’re not legendary guitarists, but this guy at the Capitol Center is

Sunday, November 16, 2014

One of life’s great regrets is that nobody has ever referred to either of us as a “legendary guitarist.” This, despite the fact that we have all the necessary requirements covered other than the ability to play the guitar. Well, Steve Hackett has no such regrets, earning the …

The Insiders: Calling all princesses: It’s time to gather at Red River

Friday, November 14, 2014

We’ll admit, we haven’t met any actual princesses – although we do know a few people who we think would put themselves in that category. You can see a bunch of them today, though, when the Concord Contemporary Club (a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs) …

The Insiders: Here’s some stuff to pencil in to your planner, 1997-style.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Look, we don’t pretend to know what your schedule is like. We don’t have to pretend, because we’ve already thumbed through your planner while you were reheating your lunch (forgive the reference to the archaic organizational instrument known as a “planner.” Just think of your smart phone calendar …

The Insiders: It’s a poetry polyphony throw down at Gibson’s

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

There are some things that just go together. Like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, and books and libraries. Now you might not lump yogurt and poetry into that grouping, but tonight at Gibson’s Bookstore we’re going to make an exception. That’s because nine members of the …

The Insiders: Rake those leaves, then SNOB it up one last time

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The leaves are raked, the lawn is mowed and the trash has been taken out. Well, at least that’s what it looks like at the neighbor’s house. We’re just waiting for him to go inside so we can …

The Insiders: It’s a Sunday of songs and suspense, but not suspenseful songs

Sunday, November 2, 2014

We’ve got a Sunday of suspense and singing on tap for you today, though both aren’t happening at the same time. Turns out suspenseful singing is just a dude following you around going “dun dun dun,” and nobody wants to pay money for that. Instead, peep this week’s …

The Insiders: Shift those holiday gears with the help of your sugar high

Saturday, November 1, 2014

We understand that your day is probably planned around eating lots of candy and not much of anything else. Isn’t that what the day after Halloween is supposed to be like? But with all that sugar floating through your veins and your energy level at an all-time high, …

The Insiders: Your Insiders guide to trick-or-treating (which is really just us telling you what time it’s happening)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween has finally arrived, which means it’s time to put months and months of planning the perfect costume into action. We ultimately decided against dressing up as our first two ideas – an election ballot (we didn’t want to get jabbed at by random strangers all night) or …