| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:32 AM
It was a 90th birthday to remember for iconic film and stage actor Hal Holbrook Tuesday as he entertained a nearly sold-out audience at the Bushnell with his award-winning "Mark Twain Tonight!" show, gathering up gifts and good wishes including...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:25 PM
He lives and works in the cramped, cinder-block back room of a nail and waxing salon in an Albuquerque, N.M., strip mall.
He drives a car so trashed-out, junky-looking and old that it's impossible to determine its make.
And he practices law from the...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:11 AM
A new month and that means new weekend opportunities for Hartford and beyond holiday events and more begin to fill up the calendar.
There is no more cherished holiday tradition in Hartford than the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Festival of Trees and...
| Jan 24, 2015
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:08 AM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:13 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 1:03 PM
He was America's first stand-up comedian and the most famous man in the world in his time.
The story of Mark Twain's life was recently presented by Matt Klauza at the Glades Road Branch Library in Boca Raton.
Twain, the author of 28 novels and 100...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Former WFSB reporter and Emmy award winner Dan Kain has been named to the board of trustees of the Mark Twain House and Museum.
Kain, who worked for 25 of his 46 year long television career at the Rocky Hill-based station, was one of several people...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Laura Skandera Trombley isn't afraid of starting a good public tussle. Her books on how women helped shape the life of Mark Twain, America's greatest literary celebrity, have sparked controversy among scholars.
The Pitzer College president, named...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:06 AM
If you haven't had your fill of political debate and chatter, you can get a heaping helping when the Mark Twain House & Museum presents ultra-conservative Canadian author, recording artist and rights activist Mark Steyn in conversation with award-...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Hal Holbrook has performed the one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" for 60 years, earning a 1966 Tony Award and later an Emmy nomination for the CBS telecast.
He's crisscrossed America, playing big cities and small towns in all 50 states, as well as 20...