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  • Hal Holbrook Celebrates 90th Birthday In Hartford

    Hal Holbrook Celebrates 90th Birthday In Hartford
    The legendary Hal Holbrook has decided to celebrate his 90th birthday in Hartford on Feb. 17. In his mind, what better place to be than at The Mark Twain House & Museum, given that among his many Tony and Emmy award winning roles, his humorous and touching portrayal of Hartford's most famed author is among his favorites. "Mark Twain Tonight" features Holbrook, decked out in Twain's signature white suit, performing the solo show he started in 1954. The program, which benefits the Mark Twain House & Museum, will be held at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Holbrook, who grew up in South Weymouth, Mass., has been busy with lots of other projects besides his Mark Twain show, but was home and relaxing before hitting the road again when he Spilled the Beans with Java.
  • Review: 'Huck Finn's America' by Andrew Levy

    Review: 'Huck Finn's America' by Andrew Levy
    Given the fact that, nowadays, even best-selling authors have all the public visibility of sewer workers, it's difficult to realize that, at one point in our history, ordinary people not only knew who celebrated writers were but could actually be...

    'Huck Finn's America' gives an unusual new take on Mark Twain classic

    "Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece" by Andrew Levy; Simon & Schuster (368 pages, $25) History repeats itself. There's nothing new under the sun. Some things never change. None of that sounds like a promising...

    Mark Twain's grave robbed of bronze plaque

    Some time between Christmas and New Year's, someone visited Mark Twain's grave in Elmira, N.Y. Instead of showing their respects, they pried off a plaque with the likeness of the writer who died 105 years ago. Twain, born Samuel Clemens in 1835, is...

    Mark Twain bronze plaque stolen from monument at New York gravesite; police are investigating

    Police are investigating the theft of a bronze plaque from a monument at Mark Twain's gravesite in upstate New York. The superintendent of Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira said Monday the 12-by-12-inch likeness of the American writer was likely stolen between...