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The Insiders: Do your running on Super Bowl Sunday sans helmet with NHTI

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The big day is finally here, everyone. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, when two weeks of blah blah blahing about football is replaced with actual football. (We did a quick Google search and discovered that this column is the only story in an American newspaper not to discuss deflated footballs in the last two weeks.) Obviously, you’re going to enjoy the game tonight with dozens of your closest friends and dozens …

The Insiders: Celebrate Flashback Friday with Beethoven at the Music School

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Just like those Folgers coffee commercials (remember when those were a thing??!!), we’ve secretly replaced the “B” in #FBF (flashback Friday) with Beethoven this evening. That’s about as flashbacky as you can get! Pianist Gregg Pauley is presenting the fifth of nine concerts in his Beethoven Project tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord Community Music School at 23 Wall St. This evening’s …

The Insiders: Dance like nobody’s watching, even though other people at Let’s Dance will be

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Our knowledge of the dancing world is admittedly limited, and not just because we have two left feet (between the two of us, we mean). We hear things like Merengue and Paso Doble and think one of them is a pie and the other is movie villain. Turns out they’re actually dance styles! And you can learn about them at today’s workshop at …

The Insiders: Let’s light the old Christmas tree – the city tree that is.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Now if you’re reading this, we’d like to first thank you for tuning into our first post-Thanksgiving column of 2014 and in turn, it’s safe to assume that third turkey sandwich didn’t put you in a food coma that will keep you out of commission through the weekend. …

The Insiders: Burn your Turkey Day calories before you consume them with a four-mile crab walk (or run, if it’s what you’re comfortable with)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We can probably take a pretty good stab at what your afternoon is going to look like today. It will most likely include the four Fs: football, feasting, fighting with family and food coma. There is the possibility to add a fifth F, if you’d like – four …

The Insiders: The food coma can wait; stop by the “Fez”tival of Trees first

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One of our favorite Thanksgiving week traditions that doesn’t involve stuffing our faces with delicious grub or entering into an extended food coma is the annual “Fez”tival of Trees at the Bektash Shrine Center at 189 Pembroke Road (although there are refreshments available, so the food coma could …

The Insiders: Get your moustache ready for race day this morning

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Doctors recommend getting blah blah minutes of exercise a day, and though some respected medical outlets have yet to add this additional nugget of information, we’re pretty sure we’ve read that it counts double if you exercise while wearing a mustache headband. That’s an attainable goal this morning, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …