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Samuel Clemens

Also Credited As: Mark Twain

Date of Death: April 21, 1910 (74)

Birth Place: Florida, MO, USA

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Kevin Hart to Receive the 25th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 25th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Kevin Hart on March 24, 2024 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world’s greatest humorists, will be awarded at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy.

Kevin Hart to Receive the 25th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 25th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Kevin Hart on March 24, 2024 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Ford Gresham Collection of American Theater Will Be Highlight of Swann Auction in September

Rare Nest Gallery will present a highly important archive of American theatrical history spanning 1840-1970. The Ford Gresham archive was collected by and passed down through four generations, beginning with impresario John T. Ford, owner of the landmark Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., and ending with a direct descendant.

The Mark Twain House and Museum Announces New Exhibition: 'For Business Or Pleasure? Twain's Summer Sojourns'

The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT announced today the opening of a new exhibition entitled For Business or Pleasure?: Twain's Summer Sojourns. The comprehensive exhibit will focus on the Clemens family's American summer vacations and the diverting aspects of Gilded Age leisure and travel.

The Mark Twain House & Museum Announces CT SUMMER AT THE MUSEUM Tours For Youth

The Mark Twain House & Museum was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $32,230 from CT Humanities to support the National Historic Landmark's participation in the CT Summer at the Museum initiative.

The Mark Twain House & Museum Announces Operational Support From Raytheon Technologies

The Mark Twain House & Museum announced today that it is the proud recipient of a generous grant from Raytheon Technologies. The funding will support the National Historic Landmark's operations, allowing the non-profit to continue its mission to welcome visitors from around the globe to the home of Samuel L. Clemens ('Mark Twain'), and serve the educational and cultural needs of the community.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Boise Awards; Huckleberry Star Theatre's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Boise Awards; Huckleberry Star's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Leads Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards; Huckleberry Star Theatre's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Leads Best Musical

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards; First Stats Announced!

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Mark Twain House and Museum Announce 2021 Virtual Gala MARK TWAIN AROUND THE WORLD

The event, themed Mark Twain Around the World, will celebrate the global travels of Samuel Clemens, his popular travel writings, and, of course, his iconic Hartford home and its international touches. 

The Mark Twain House & Museum Receives $25K Grant From Lincoln Financial Foundation to Support Education Programs

The Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Mark Twain House & Museum to support the museum’s educational programs that serve Hartford students. These programs include its Free Visit Program, which allows Hartford schools to tour the museum and participate in its various interactive learning programs.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and The Mark Twain House & Museum to Reopen After Pandemic Shutdown

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and The Mark Twain House & Museum have announced that they are both reopening to the public for guided tours starting Thursday, April 8 and Saturday, April 10 respectively. Both organizations are eager to welcome back visitors after having been closed for a large part of 2020.

The Hangar Theatre Company Presents SEASONAL STORY JAM & HOOTENANNY

From Saturday, December 18 through Sunday, December 27, the Hangar Theatre Company will host a virtual experience, Seasonal Story Jam & Hootenanny. This family-friendly event features holiday music from The Burns Sisters streamed from the Hangar Theatre & Hangar artists performing a variety of both classic and contemporary short stories and poems.

Common, Bradley Cooper, Morgan Freeman & More Will Honor Dave Chappelle With Mark Twain Prize

A lineup of leading performers, including yasiin bey, Neal Brennan, Common, Bradley Cooper, Morgan Freeman, Tiffany Haddish, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Lorne Michaels, Trevor Noah, Q-Tip, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Frédéric Yonnet, and others will salute Dave Chappelle at the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Neal Brennan, Lorne Michaels, and More Join Lineup Celebrating Dave Chappelle at the Kennedy Center

A lineup of leading performers, including Neal Brennan, Bradley Cooper, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Lorne Michaels, Q-Tip, Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart, and others will salute Dave Chappelle at the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. The program will pay tribute to the humor and accomplishments of Chappelle.

The Players Presents A Pipe Night Honoring Joe Iconis On Monday

The Players announces its next Pipe Night, honoring Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill). A favorite Players tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century, the Pipe Night for Mr. Iconis will be held on Monday, September 9th starting at 6:30 pm at The Players, located at 16 Gramercy Park South. 

Bradley Cooper, John Legend, and More Will Perform for Dave Chappelle at the Kennedy Center

A lineup of leading performers, including Bradley Cooper, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart, John Legend & Chrissy Teigen, and others will salute Dave Chappelle at the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. The program will pay tribute to the humor and accomplishments of Chappelle, and will be broadcasted on PBS stations on January 6, 2020.

Arcadia Publishing Author, Xiomaro, To Speak On New Weir Farm Book

To celebrate the new photography and history book, 'Weir Farm National Historic Site' (Arcadia Publishing), its author Xiomaro will be presenting an illustrated talk and book signing on Saturday, July 27, 3:00 pm, at the Mark Twain Library in Redding. The free event will also conclude the library's exhibit of a select number of his fine art photographs that are featured in the book.

Kennedy Center Announces 2019 Mark Twain Prize Recipient: Dave Chappelle

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Dave Chappelle on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world's greatest humorists, will be given at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy. The program will be broadcast on PBS stations on January 6, 2020. On-sale and ticketing information for this event will be available at a later date, and sponsorship packages for the Mark Twain Prize gala performance are on sale now.

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