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Mark Twain

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  • CT Science Center, Twain House To Get Millions In New State Funds For Improvements

    HARTFORD - A $4 million grant to the Connecticut Science Center and another $2.2 million for the Mark Twain House & Museum head up an impressive list of state funding proposals for cultural institutions that are expected to win approval Friday. The...
  • Scorned And Praised, Connecticut Capitol An Emblem Of The Gilded Age

    Scorned And Praised, Connecticut Capitol An Emblem Of The Gilded Age
    HARTFORD – Frank Lloyd Wright called it ridiculous. Renowned architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock deemed it "singularly vulgar and stylistically ambiguous." And a scathing takedown published in the New York Tribune in January of...
  • Circus Fire At 70: A Closer Look

    The Hartford Circus Fire — 70th Anniversary Commemoration July 6, 2 p.m. at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Authors Stewart O'Nan, "The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy," and Mike Skidgell, "The...
  • Go Away With ... Steve Hofstetter

    Go Away With ... Steve Hofstetter
    Comedian Steve Hofstetter was a regular guest on shows such as "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Comedy All-Stars" and "Comics Unleashed." Now, the entertainer is hosting and executive producing his own series, "Laughs," on Fox. Besides traveling...
  • Safeguards Needed Against Nonprofit Stealing

    Safeguards Needed Against Nonprofit Stealing
    Yet again, someone on the inside is accused of ripping off a nonprofit agency. This has happened too often, and wasted a lot of public and philanthropic dollars. It is time to significantly increase oversight of such agencies. Karen O. Lewis, 57,...
  • Music streaming services unleash a torrent of digital playlists

     Music streaming services unleash a torrent of digital playlists
    It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...
  • Don't Cut Science Center — Increase Grant Pool Instead

    Bill Hosley has a solid point — one he has raised many times before: A few major institutions such as the Mark Twain House and the Connecticut Science Center, both in Hartford, are given too large a share of the limited state grant money earmarked...
  • What About Another Science Center?

    Are the parents of inner-city children from Bridgeport, New Haven and Waterbury going to take the time and expense to bring their children to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford? I doubt it. Instead of pumping millions of dollars into the Science...
  • Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'

    Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A...
  • Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes

    Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes
    It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still. Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...
  • Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse

    Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse
    When she was a young girl, Russi Taylor and her family visited Disneyland, where she had a close and remarkable encounter with Walt Disney himself. "It was night time and we had just gotten off of the Mark Twain boat ride. There was a man sitting on the...
  • McAninch Arts Center announces 2014-15 season

    The McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage announced its 2014-15 performance series on Thursday. The schedule is listed below:   Aug. 29 — Colbie Caillat Sept. 12 — Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack...