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22 hrs ago | WWL-TV New Orleans

10 best bucket-list U.S. history sites, including NOLA, from Ken Burns

History is best understood by walking the ground where it happened, says filmmaker Ken Burns.


Related Topix: Vocal, Texas, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: A humbling a " and inspiring a " event

Mark Twain was one excellent observer of the human condition. I was reminded of that last week when the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy honored me with its Libertas Award.


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Now Playing Onstage in Montana - Week of 7/27/2014

GUYS & DOLLS Whitefish Performing Arts Center 7/11-7/30/2014 The perfect musical comedy! Set in Damon Runyon 's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown , the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to ... (more)


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Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 7/27/2014

Tom Sawyer in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER The Winnipesaukee Playhouse 7/23-8/2/2014 Mark Twain 's classic brought to life Tom, his best friend Huckleberry Finn, and sweetheart Becky Thatcher find themselves knee-deep in many raucous adventures, including late-night trips to the ... (more)


Related Topix: Vocal

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Book Notes

Fort Wayne resident, Karen Morris, writing as Kyra Jacobs, has released her second novel, "Flirting with Fire," a romantic suspense novel set in Fort Wayne, and the second in a multi-book series.


Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Vocal, North Webster, IN, Allen County, IN

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WETK-TV Colchester

Mark Twain

Tuesday, July 29, 8 p.m. on Vermont PBS Wednesday, July 30, 1 a.m. on Vermont PBS Wednesday, July 30, 1 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus Thursday, July 31, 4 a.m. on Vermont PBS Thursday, July 31, 10 a.m. on Vermont PBS Plus Friday, August 1, 2 a.m. on Vermont PBS Friday, August 1, 7 p.m. on World Saturday, August 2, 12 a.m. on World Saturday, August 2, 8 ... (more)


Related Topix: Vocal, Hannibal, MO

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Mighty Mississippi River beckons Twain's Huck Finn in 'Big River'

The "King of the Road," Roger Miller meets the king of the river, Huckleberry Finn and friends when Culture House presents its multi Tony Award Winning summer production of "Big River" at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for a limited, two day run, July 25 and 26. After last year's successful production of "Les Miserables" at Yardley ... (more)


Related Topix: Roger Miller, Country, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Vocal

Tue Jul 22, 2014


'Tom Sawyer' brings nostalgia with family fun to outdoor theater

Performances continue Wednesday through Saturday nights beginning July 23 at 8:30 p.m. the amphitheater under the stars.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Vocal

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 7/20/2014

SHREK HERRIMAN CITY ARTS COUNCIL 7/10-7/21/2014 SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar winningDreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story ofeveryone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.


Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT, Recreational Vehicle, Heartland Rv'S, Vocal

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Minot Daily News

MSU Summer Theatre wraps with - Big River'

"Big River," the musical finale of the Minot State University Summer Theatre season which opens Friday, offers much more, according to director Kevin Neuharth.


Related Topix: Minot State University, Walhalla, ND, University of North Dakota, Vocal, Sawyer, ND, Douglas, ND

Mon Jul 14, 2014


Twain's World

Rachel Copel and Aurora Adachi-Winter in A Medieval Romance in First Floor Theater's production of 'Twain's World' The audience gathers into Strawdog Theatre's modest venue as Ben Heller lounges on an old bench in the corner stage left, casually playing the banjo.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Vocal, Mississippi

Sun Jul 13, 2014


Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 7/13/2014

BIG RIVER First United Methodist Church Hammond 7/11-7/19/2014 Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River.


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Thu Jul 10, 2014


The Mississippi from source to mouth

These were taken in fall 2009. - hhanks , CNN iReport producer The Mississippi River reveals herself in stages.


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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Erie Times News

Mark Twain's 'Is He Dead?' opens at Erie Playhouse

One of the greatest wits in American literature is on display at the Erie Playhouse with Mark Twain's "Is He Dead?", adapted by David Ives.


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Erie Times News

How Mark Twain's 'Dead' came to life

'Twas true briefly in 2007, when Twain made his belated -- really, really belated -- Broadway debut with the comedy "Is He Dead?" The master American humorist wrote the play in 1898, just 12 years before his death, but it was never produced or published.


Related Topix: Vocal, Startups, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

The Atlantic

What Would Mark Twain Have Thought of Common Core Testing?

In his autobiography and in Tom Sawyer , the author skewered the test-centered teaching of his day.


Related Topix: Vocal, Standardized Testing, Education

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Norwalk Reflector

Environment draws us into Huck's world in family-friendly stage version of Twain's novel

That's the case in the Lantern Theatre's engrossing production of "Huck Finn" an adaptation of Mark Twain's beloved book "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."


Related Topix: Vocal, US National Parks, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Entertainment

Sun Jul 06, 2014

KHQA-TV Quincy

Hannibal hosts 59th annual 'National Tom Sawyer Days'

The National Tom Sawyer Days offers people a chance to see the city where Mark Twain grew up, however, it's not just an event for tourists.


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Sat Jul 05, 2014


Ann Patchett

You can't blame Ann Patchett for taking a break from fiction since her 2011 novel "State of Wonder."


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Community Advocate Newspaper

Public Art, Your Art: The Mark Twain Murals

Mark Twain was one of the United States' most popular and prolific writers. In 2013, Ellen Dolan, director of the Shrewsbury Public Library, collaborated with the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury to honor his most famous book, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."


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