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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: 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 …

The Insiders: Want some college students to do something zany? It only costs $1.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Some of the best things in life are done off the cuff, spur of the moment and with no real plan. Like the time we thought it would be a good idea to play Matt and Luke Bonner two-on-two. Wait, that actually wasn’t all that great of an …

The Insiders: This show at the Audi has our vote for what you should do tonight

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The elections are officially less than a week away, so it’s time to get in the spirit of the political season by either recording a few spiteful, hate-filled television ads or by catching some politically themed musical theater. We’re going to go ahead and recommend the latter. We …

The Insiders: We’d be thrilled if you checked out this thriller at Red River

Saturday, October 25, 2014

If the suspense and thrill you feel waiting to read this column every day isn’t quite enough for you, you’re probably just a crazy thrill seeker. But if you’re truly looking for more, Red River Theatres has you …

The Insiders: Pick up a new book that was once owned by someone you probably don’t know

Friday, October 24, 2014

If you’re reading this right now, it must be safe to assume you enjoy the written works of others. And if that’s the case, then you might want to head on over to the Concord Public Library Penacook Branch (3 Merrimack St., Penacook) for its used book sale …