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The Insiders: Learn the ins and outs of fighting like a theatre professional

Thursday, April 17, 2014

We sure do love free stuff. Whether it’s pizza, candy or smiles, it’s all good with us. And tonight, NHTI is using its Wings of Knowledge series to give all of you something for no cost, and it comes in the form of nationally renowned teacher David Leong. Leong is legendary in the theatrical world for his ability to create intense choreography routines. But we’re not talking about just any … 0

The Insiders: It’s our inaugural attempt to welcome an inaugural poet to Concord

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The English language can be a confusing thing sometimes, even to those of us who don’t speak another one. Many phrases can be misleading without some context. Like all-you-can-eat, for instance – turns out most establishments apply that guarantee only to one meal, even if you sleep at the table and wake up for breakfast arguing that it’s still the same sitting. Anyway, … 0

The Insiders: Honor Mickey Rooney’s legacy, and that 80s song he may or may not have inspired

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mickey Rooney, who died this month at 93, had a greatness that knew no bounds. Not many people can claim that they inspired both the creation of a world-famous mouse and a catchy 80s tune, among other career accomplishments. Rooney was also apparently in movies, and one of them will be shown today at Red River Theatres to honor his legacy. Red River … 0

The Insiders: This local music is (possibly) more melodic than our column

Saturday, March 8, 2014

We always sort of imagine that you read this column with classical music playing gently in the background, or running serenely through your head. The exquisite melodic nature, the soothing effects, it must be so peaceful. And the music probably isn’t bad, either. Instead of listening to music … 0

The Insiders: Time to bring the Mardi Gras party to New Hampshire

Friday, March 7, 2014

Did you miss your chance to go to Fat Tuesday? Well, don’t worry because the Capitol Center for the Arts has got you covered. Tonight is your chance to get in on the fun and party like you’re on the streets of New Orleans. The Spirit of Mardi … 0

The Insiders: Check out the best student art not hanging from your Christmas tree

Thursday, March 6, 2014

It’s a scientific fact that more student art hangs from Christmas trees than anywhere else on an annual basis (the science of that scientific fact has not been verified by scientists). But the Concord School District is about to take its annual stab at shattering that image when … 0

The Insiders: Get your bug knowledge on in case it ever gets warm again

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

You know what they always say about March – in like a really, really arctically cold lion, out like probably a less frigid lamb. Even the heartiest of New Englanders have to be getting frustrated with the pounding this winter has delivered. It’s reached the point where we’re … 0

The Insiders: Merrimack Music makes a Hasselhoffian return

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Triumphant returns are always memorable. Just think how excited you were when David Hasselhoff returned from relative obscurity to sell Cumberland Farms coffee products. Wait, that’s still relative obscurity? Well, you know what we mean. Anyway, you can experience a triumphant return yourself this afternoon when Merrimack Music … 0

The Insiders: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a party this fine day

Saturday, March 1, 2014

‘You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go . . .” But there’s no need for … 0

The Insiders: A weekend of gaming glory is just a few short hours away

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Have you been itching for a chance to get together with fellow game fanatics? Do you miss those late nights and long weekends of hanging out with friends and just gaming? We understand your pain, and that’s why we want to make you aware of something that will … 0

The Insiders: Get set for an evening of folk dancing around the world

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It’s time to lace up those shoes and hit the dance floor. But make sure you choose ones with slick soles because sneakers won’t help you when it comes to the Concord International Folk Dancing tonight at the IBEW Building on Airport Road. Light, non-stick shoes are the … 0

The Insiders: No Chuck Norris, but the Walker Lecture Series is back

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Walker Lecture Series trails only Walker, Texas Ranger in the pantheon of greatest three-word titles starting with Walker. We’d advocate that the Walker Lecture Series book Chuck Norris to create the greatest Walker synergy ever, but it might burn a hole in the space time continuum. Why … 0

The Insiders: What if we were Marmaduke Ruggles?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

When the Insiders column was first conceived, we pitched the idea of writing it under the pseudonym Marmaduke Ruggles. Seriously, have you ever heard a name cooler than that? Well, it turns out we would have been breaking copyright law, or some kind of law, because Marmaduke Ruggles … 0

The Insiders: On today’s menu? Fresh farm goods and some high school hockey

Saturday, February 22, 2014

It’s Feb. 22, a day to celebrate our nation’s first president and our nation’s first dog walker. Wait, what? That’s right, it’s not only George Washington’s birthday, but it’s also Walking the Dog Day, at least according to the interwebs. Two things strike us about the latter: first, … 0

The Insiders: Haven’t read the word ‘glockenspiel’ in awhile? Problem solved

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Glockenspiel is a tremendous word, one that has been sorely lacking from any recent Insiders columns. So what better way to remedy that than by using it several times in one day? But we don’t expand our vocabulary frivolously. All glockenspiel mentions are a direct result of a … 0