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The Insiders: Ain’t no ‘keg party like this Amoskeag Manufacturing party at the Pierce Manse

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We feel we’ve been somewhat misle d by movies we’ve seen over the years. Isn’t everything in the movies supposed to be true? Like, shouldn’t flying cars be a thing by now? Also, anyone that watched John Travolta and Nicholas Cage in the true cinematic classic Face/Off would expect we could put human faces on just about anything at this …

The Insiders: Make sure you come see how this country music stacks up at the Audi tonight

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

We’ve spent some time covering cup stacking at the Insider (thanks Mr. Jim!), and we’re big on newspaper stacking (it’s the only way to get our paper into those little boxes downtown. We found balling them up and shoving them in there to be less effective). But what about Shana stacking? That’s not …

The Insiders: It’s Sunday and that means Merrimack Music at the Audi

Sunday, March 22, 2015

So what do Dusty Gray, Ben Knight and Pat & The Hats all have in common? Yes, they’re all bands. Yes, they all frequently play gigs in and around Concord. And yes, from all we’ve heard, they’re pretty good at what they do. Kind of like us. But one thing that we failed to mention is that all three of these bands will …

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 …

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 …