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  • Reader of the Week: Ryan Patrick Sullivan

    Reader of the Week: Ryan Patrick Sullivan
    Who I am Ryan Patrick Sullivan from Crystal Lake. One unique thing about me I first fell in love with books when my Grandma Billie read me "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" when I was about 5. Her voice and Mark Twain's words filled my spongy brain...
  • Twain Celebrates A Wicked Good Evening With Gregory Maguire and Stephen Schwartz

    The word of the night at the Mark Twain House & Museum Tuesday was "wicked" and it had nothing to do with Halloween. The evening was a VIP reception for "Wicked" book author Gregory Maguire and "Wicked" musical composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz,...
  • Hal Holbrook, Patti LuPone Booked For Celebrations

    Hal Holbrook, Patti LuPone Booked For Celebrations
    Hal Holbrook will celebrate his 90th birthday in February on stage in Hartford performing his solo show "Mark Twain Tonight!" The Tony and Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award nominee will return with the show for which he has performed over the past...
  • Library of Congress presents 'Mark Twain's America'

    Mark Twain is considered by some to be one of America's earliest celebrities — those book tours! the signature white suits! — and his legacy as a writer has proved to be one of the country's most lasting. His books are still read in school...
  • 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,...
  • Urban League, Mark Twain Galas, POSH Sale Highlight CT Weekend

    Urban League, Mark Twain Galas, POSH Sale Highlight CT Weekend
    If you are feeling a bit tired this week, don’t blame it all on Daylight Savings Time and the change in the clocks. It could be there is just so much to do! And that includes the upcoming weekend that features a couple of galas, a tony tag sale,...
  • La Caņada History: 'Mark Twain' casts his vote at Crescenta-Caņada YMCA

    La Cañada History: 'Mark Twain' casts his vote at Crescenta-Cañada YMCA
    Ten Years Ago Sport Chalet officials in La Caņada announced the local sporting goods chain would expand into Arizona during 2005, opening four stores in the greater Phoenix area. Twenty Years Ago The La Caņada High School varsity football team, led by...
  • Guests Dressed For Circus Theme At Mark Twain Gala

    Guests Dressed For Circus Theme At Mark Twain Gala
    If you had a yen for sideshow freaks, fortune tellers, guys with whips and all the popcorn and cotton candy you could stuff into yourself, the place to be Saturday was The Hartford Club for the Mark Twain House & Museum's "The Greatest Gala on Earth."...
  • Halloween Fun At Mark Twain House

    The Mark Twain House & Museum is holding a Tom Sawyer's Tricks and Treats event on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. Activities include Magic by Pete & Chris, a spooky performance by Hartford Stage's Mark Twain Players, costume parade, a burping contest and...
  • Jay Leno ribbed by fellow comics at Mark Twain Prize ceremony

    Jay Leno ribbed by fellow comics at Mark Twain Prize ceremony
    It was Jay Leno's turn to be the butt of jokes at Sunday's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony in Washington. Chelsea Handler said she was confused that Leno, former host of NBC's "Tonight Show," was being honored with a humor prize: "I wasn'...
  • Jay Leno Will Put Mark Twain Prize for Humor on His '55 Buick

    With a sincere thanks for "the greatest night of my life," comedian Jay Leno accepted the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Humor Sunday in a rowdy affair that featured a parade of funny regulars from the "Tonight Show." As for his just-received...