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  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
  • Pop-jazz singer, R&B hits revue to highlight Miller Symphony Hall season

     
    A pop-jazz singer and a revue of R&B hits will highlight of this year’s Live on Stage season at Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall, it was announced. Nellie McKay, a Pocono Mountain High School graduate who has worked with Cyndi Lauper......
  • Disneyland’s 1955 opening

     
    On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened with an invitation-only event broadcast live on ABC. In addition to the invited guests, thousands carrying counterfeit tickets show up. On Monday, July 18, 1955, the park opened to the public....
  • Grammy-winning songwriter, country chart-topper, actor/singer headline State Theatre season

     
    Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...
  • Throw the book at these tax myths

    It's tax time, and that always puts me in mind of noted author and financial planning expert Mark Twain. We all are familiar with vital, life-changing secret to financial success included in his seminal financial planning tome, "Life On The Mississippi...
  • Turning to Mark Twain and Coen brothers to translate Salarrue

    Turning to Mark Twain and Coen brothers to translate Salarrue
    When Nelson Lopéz was preparing the first bilingual translation of "Tales of Clay," a landmark short-story collection by the legendary Salvadoran writer known as Salarrué, he turned for inspiration to some unlikely sources: Mark Twain and the Coen...
  • BCS standings: Alabama, Florida State hold top two spots

    BCS standings: Alabama, Florida State hold top two spots
    The Bowl Championship Series is sort of like what Mark Twain once said about the weather in New England. If you don’t like it now, just wait a few minutes. Two weeks ago, Florida State fans were panicked that their No. 3 Seminoles would go...
  • Go Away With ... Ken Burns

    Go Away With ... Ken Burns
    Famous for his documentaries "The Civil War," "Mark Twain" and "Baseball," among others, filmmaker Ken Burns has a new film ready to roll out in 2014: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." Featuring Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti and Edward Herrmann lending...
  • Merry Christmas: 10 pieces of advice worth regifting

    Merry Christmas: 10 pieces of advice worth regifting
    Merry Christmas. I'm so grateful for everyone reading all year 'round that I wish I could show up at every single reader's doorstep this morning at 5 with a cup of hot chocolate, your daily paper and a big hug. Unfortunately, that's not possible....
  • Christmas surprise: Oil companies oppose an oil tax -- with falsehoods

    Christmas surprise: Oil companies oppose an oil tax -- with falsehoods
    The oil industry believes that a state oil severance tax in California would be "bad tax policy" and threaten the state's economy. It thinks my arguments in favor of the tax, which were laid out a couple of weeks ago, are "misleading."  We know the...
  • Arts Year in Review: Laguna gets serious

    Arts Year in Review: Laguna gets serious
    2013 will go down as a dark and dismal year in the history of Laguna Beach. It was the year Laguna couldn't make fun of itself. As always, Orange County's most arts-heavy community offered plenty of excitement in the past 12 months. But one ingredient...