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The Insiders: Today is for grilling, tomorrow is for holiday parading

Saturday, May 23, 2015

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which you probably figured out Friday afternoon when it took you three hours to move 11 inches on the highway. Today, we celebrate burgers. But tomorrow, we celebrate the holiday itself by honoring those who died serving in our military, and Concord does its celebrating with a parade (and after, maybe a burger). The Concord Memorial Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow, leaving from the …

The Insiders: Keep those love letters coming; also, go see ‘Love Letters’ tonight

Thursday, May 21, 2015

We love that all of you send us love letters on a regular basis, even though your cute pet name for them is “Letters to the editor” and you write them all with that adorable biting sarcasm. That time you told us we were terrible – that was hilarious! Now imagine if you …

The Insiders: Run, walk or watch just be a part of Rock ‘N race tonight

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sure you can spend your afternoon working up a sweat listening to music on your head phones at the gym, but does that sound as fun as running around the streets of Concord among thousands of people while live bands serenade you? We didn’t think so. So why not skip the gym workout …

The Insiders: Put the shamrocks away for another year and check out a cool magic show

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Now that you’ve finally rinsed out that last bit of green hair dye and successfully removed those fake shamrock tattoos from your cheeks, it’s time to put another St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the rearview mirror and move …

The Insiders: Hear your favorite songs from TV and the movies by your favorite Rotarians.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Since the good people of Concord voted many moons ago to become a city and eliminate the annual town meeting, you don’t have to spend your Saturday listening to neighbors and fellow citizens discuss fire trucks and roads, …

The Insiders: There’s poetry in the State House tonight instead of whatever other kind of talking is usually there

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We’ve highlighted several times in this space that we’re not exactly accomplished poets. Other things we’re not: space aliens, good at math, ever hungry (we eat a lot) or high school students. If you want to see some …

The Insiders: Come to the Music School for the great music today, stay in case Bach shows up

Thursday, March 12, 2015

If you could have lunch with one famous composer whose name rhymed with the New England pronunciation of bark, who would it be? We hope you said Bach, because today is the next installment in the Bach’s Lunch …

The Insiders: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: not good at legal advice, good at being in the name of this show

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young is not a Concord law firm (we’re pretty sure, at least. We didn’t have the three days it would take to scan all the city’s legal office listings). And, at least today, it’s not going to be the celebrated musical group either. Temple …

The Insiders: Sit inside this evening, where the ice is only for people to play hockey on

Thursday, March 5, 2015

We’ve all had front row seats to some ice for about three months now, which is sort of like having season tickets to an emotional beatdown, but not all such situations are created equal. For instance, if we …

The Insiders: Check out all the great stuff Concord students have created

Thursday, March 5, 2015

We really like kids art. It reminds us a lot of our work, even though it comes from people who actually have a chance at being an artist. Unfortunately, none of our originals will be on display tonight, …

The Insiders: Learn all about the music of Wales, the country not the marine mammal

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

So we want to play a little word association game. We’ll say the word and you shout out what comes to mind first. Wales. Now since we obviously can’t hear you, we’re going to fill in the blanks. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …