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The Insiders: Our words may be recycled but the fun will be brand new

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The positive results of recycling have been well-documented for quite some time. You know, saving the planet, helping Mother Earth, all that stuff. Our stance on the action is the same; we think recycling is good. Sometimes we even get to recycle our own words for your benefit. The positive results of recycling have been well-documented for quite some time . . . oops, sorry, we were digging through the …

The Insiders: Fill up on music and art tonight and still have room for breakfast

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Music and art, two essential parts of a balanced breakfast. Um, we mean, two essential parts of a truly deep cultural experience (you can see how we’d get the two mixed up). Tonight, you can have both! The music comes courtesy of the Concord Chorale, which will perform Expecting the Main Things From …

The Insiders: It must be wildlife day in Concord with these two events

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We all know that the red-tailed hawk got a bit of an undeserved bad rap earlier this year after the whole House of Representatives debacle. It isn’t the hawk’s fault. It’s actually a very beautiful creature once you get to see it live and up close (unless it’s aggressively flying at you). But …

The Insiders It’s The Wizard of Oz tonight at the Audi – in ballet form

Friday, March 20, 2015

We’re not sure about you, but if we found a yellow brick road, we’d follow it. Dorothy did and it worked out pretty well for her and that little dog, Toto. And don’t forget how it worked out …

The Insiders: Listen to Ben Winters read from his book about a fake Concord

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Have you ever wondered what you’d do if there was a date associated with the end of the world? We’d probably start by eating ridiculous amounts of desserts. Oh wait, we already do that. Then we’d likely start …

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 …