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Mark Twain

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  • Thumbs Up For Twain Award, Spelling Bee-Er

    Thumbs Up For Twain Award, Spelling Bee-Er
    Hip, hip, hurrah and both thumbs up to the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford and to author David Baldacci. They have created the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award — which comes with a generous $25,000. (That should help pay a...
  • Mark Twain House, Author David Baldacci Establish $25,000 Literary Award

    Mark Twain House, Author David Baldacci Establish $25,000 Literary Award
    With the help of a best-selling author, the Mark Twain House & Museum is establishing a major annual literary prize. The Hartford institution is creating the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, which will come with a $25,000 award, donated by...
  • Theatre of Western Springs stages Mark Twain comedy

    Theatre of Western Springs stages Mark Twain comedy
    It has been said that artwork is valued more after the artist departs this world. Mark Twain, who never let the truth get in the way of a good story, penned a play in which he has an actual artist, Jean-Francois Millet, fake his own death to drive up...
  • Grant and Twain's unlikely friendship makes for fascinating story

    Grant and Twain's unlikely friendship makes for fascinating story
    The late-life friendship that developed between Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain was tailor-made for dramatization. So it's a bit surprising that apparently no one has gotten around to putting those two heavy-hitting historical characters on a stage...
  • Twain House Hosting Steampunk Party With Author Nikki Woolfolk

    Twain House Hosting Steampunk Party With Author Nikki Woolfolk
    It'll be back — way back — to the future on Saturday, May 30, from noon to 3 p.m., at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, at a Steampunk Social tea party featuring author and chocolatier Nikki Woolfolk, music by Venus...
  • The frog that jump-started Mark Twain's career

    The frog that jump-started Mark Twain's career
    In the humble-looking notebook of a luckless prospector staying in a cabin on Jackass Hill near here in California's Gold Country a century and a half ago, there's an entry barely longer than a tweet. "Coleman with his jumping frog — bet...
  • Nevada newspaper where Mark Twain made his name is back in business

    Nevada newspaper where Mark Twain made his name is back in business
    One wonders what Mark Twain himself would make of the news: The Gold Rush-era newspaper for which he once penned stories and witticisms on frontier life as a fledgling journalist is once again in print after a decades-long hiatus. Following numerous...
  • Race-Riot Drama 'Black Wall Street' At Artists Collective

    Race-Riot Drama 'Black Wall Street' At Artists Collective
    In 1921, Greenwood, Okla., was a successful, predominantly black community in Tulsa, with 600 businesses and about 10,000 residents, living and thriving together alongside a few other minorities, mainly Native Americans and Jews. Greenwood was so...
  • Drag Chanteuse Varla Jean Merman Not Sure Twain Would Approve Of Her Show

    Drag Chanteuse Varla Jean Merman Not Sure Twain Would Approve Of Her Show
    He's back, and he is bringing "her'' to the Mark Twain House & Museum. That would be entertainer Jeffery Roberson and his alter ego, drag chanteuse Varla Jean Merman. It's been a few years since that bawdy Varla Jean has entertained in Hartford. Besides...
  • New Mark Twain Writings Found In California

    New Mark Twain Writings Found In California
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco. In the letters, the man who would write The...
  • Search continues for two children last seen boarding bus in Venice

    Search continues for two children last seen boarding bus in Venice
    The search continued Monday for two middle school children last seen boarding a bus Saturday to go to Venice Beach. Ashley Montes, 12, and Timothy Reed, 14, were last seen boarding a bus en route to Venice Beach about 4 p.m. near Mark Twain Middle...