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  • Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain meets former 'Tom Sawyer'

    Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain meets former 'Tom Sawyer'
    Bethlehem resident John Drescher was living in Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Mo., when Hal Holbrook started his one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" in 1954. When Drescher was 13, four years after Holbrook started his show, the big Mark Twain fan was...
  • Food, Wine, Fairs, Festivals Fill Up A Connecticut Weekend

    Food, Wine, Fairs, Festivals Fill Up A Connecticut Weekend
    The weekend is coming and it looks like it’s going to be a great one. Autumn weather and a plethora of choices when it comes to getting out.  On Thursday, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 season with a program featuring  “...
  • Mark Twain House Celebrating The 'Wicked' Phenomenon

    Mark Twain House Celebrating The 'Wicked' Phenomenon
    The Mark Twain House's annual fundraiser event, Mark My Words 2014: A WICKED Cool Evening!, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Author Gregory Maguire, whose novel, "Wicked: The Life and Times of the...
  • 'WICKED Cool Evening' At The Bushnell

    'WICKED Cool Evening' At The Bushnell
    Until now, "Mark My Words"— an annual literary fundraiser for the Mark Twain House & Museum — has been held outside of Hartford and has generally featured authors of mysteries and legal thrillers. This year, the series finally hits home...
  • Channeling Mark Twain: Hal Holbrook performs one-man show in Easton

    Channeling Mark Twain: Hal Holbrook performs one-man show in Easton
    When Hal Holbrook first portrayed Mark Twain in his one-man show in 1954, it was 10 years before the enactment of the Civil Rights Act. The show featured Twain's biting racial commentary from "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Sixty years later, the...
  • Moving Out: Prospect Avenue, Hartford

    Moving Out: Prospect Avenue, Hartford
    Hartford architect Henry Darbee paid $1 in 1957 for a hillside lot so steep that it sat on the market more than 30 years. Darbee, whose credits included work on the Mark Twain Memorial and Wadsworth Atheneum, built himself and his wife a spacious...
  • Joyce Carol Oates In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House

    Joyce Carol Oates  In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House
    Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...
  • Actors Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker Help Roberts Foundation Celebrate 50 Years

    When Ned Roberts met Sunny Thorsen during a chance encounter through the former community theater group, the Mark Twain Masquers, it was the start of a Hartford love story and the seeds for a foundation that would benefit many, many arts organizations for...
  • Stocks: Time to let your inner cat out of the bag

    "If a cat sits on a hot stove, that cat won't sit on a hot stove again," Mark Twain once wrote. "That cat won't sit on a cold stove either. That cat just don't like stoves." A lot of investors are showing the same kind of feline attitude toward stocks,...
  • Mark Twain's Spirit-Related Programs Include A Talk By 'Picture The Dead' Author Lisa Brown

    Mark Twain's Spirit-Related Programs Include A Talk By 'Picture The Dead' Author Lisa Brown
    It's nearly October and you know what that means, time for ghosts and goblins and spirits that bump in the night. And of course the Mark Twain House & Museum is more than ready to celebrate the eerie and the unexplainable. In conjunction with its soon-...
  • Beer Festivals, Oktoberfests And Fall Brew Gatherings In Connecticut

    Beer Festivals, Oktoberfests And Fall Brew Gatherings In Connecticut
    Fall's chill signals the return of stouts, porters, Oktoberfest lagers and – whether you love or hate them – pumpkin-flavored brews. It's now high season for local beer festivals, with plenty of events between now and mid-October. >>The Mark...