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The Hartford CourantCindy Lovell calls herself a "Twainiac," because she's so crazy about Mark Twain. She's felt that way since she was a fourth-grader, when her teacher read the fence-whitewashing chapter of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" to the class. "I was the oldest...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87. The Ohio native died Thursday evening at his Montecito,...
In South Dakota, we are proud of our work ethic. But I don’t think I know what some people mean when they say “work ethic.” I take the work ethic to mean I take pleasure in performing a task. It means that I look for ways to...
It's not Ben Howland's fault. Put the blame on UCLA and the NBA. The UCLA basketball program is nothing more than a puppy mill for the NBA. If Alcindor, Goodrich, Walton, Hazzard and Wilkes had left the Bruins after their first or second year during the...
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Special CorrespondentThose planning a summer vacation in the U.S., have plenty of special, enriching events to enjoy in various parts of the country this year. Here are a dozen events –just some of what’s on tap for the summer—arranged chronologically....
NOW ON: THEATER 'NIGHT, MOTHER: Surfside Players Second Stage production of the Marsha Norman drama: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (through April 28); Surfside Playhouse, 320 S. Fifth St., Cocoa Beach; $10; 321-783-3127. THE ADVENTURES OF...
A raucous comedy is born as two ambitious British actors don wigs and brassieres, armed to accept the roles of a lifetime: females. In painful high heels and itchy petticoats, JP Taravella heads to the 1950s to highlight a wonderful world of hilarity...
— The cherimoya is a peculiar-looking, almost intimidating fruit — "like a pre-Columbian jade pine cone or the finial for a giant Inca four-poster bed," in Elizabeth Schneider's memorable words. But at its best it tastes sublime, with sweet,...
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Actor Val Kilmer brings the famous American writer Mark Twain to life via his play "Citizen Twain." In it Kilmer becomes unrecognizable as he waxes poetic and philosophical on subjects including love, death, racism, religion and more. Valley Performing...
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We are a group of mothers and sons in Riverside who have met since summer 2002. Our sons were all friends entering fourth grade, and one of the moms suggested starting a book club for the boys. We all thought she was crazy because we didn’t think...
I seldom agree with the California Coastal Commission, but I applaud it for trying to save the few remaining fire rings along the coast. There is nothing quite so joyous and spirit-warming as hot dogs and marshmallows cooking on a stick over an open...
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Hartford Courant"Saturday Night Live"'s Julia Sweeney and singer-songwriter Jill Sobule will team up for "Jill and Julia," a show set for the Mark Twain House & Museum on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Sweeney began her performing career with the comedy troupe The...
Apr 10, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Apr 12, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
Mar 6, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Mar 29, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 29, 2013 |Story| Vacation Starter
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Apr 2, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Feb 28, 2013 |Story| Daily Pilot
Feb 22, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
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