Mark Twain http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missisissippi River Has Inspired Art For Generations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missisissippi-river-has-inspired-art-generations <p>I just finished reading Paul Schneider's, "The Mississippi River in North American History." What a great read and what an amazing river. Cultures and entire civilizations have left their mark along this incredible waterway. We can view art and artifacts of the people living in and around the Mississippi now and those that perished thousands of years ago&nbsp;and throughout the ages&nbsp;in our arts and cultural institutions.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:53:42 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 32044 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missisissippi River Has Inspired Art For Generations Actor Hal Holbrook To Receive Mark Twain Lifetime Achievement Award In Hannibal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/actor-hal-holbrook-receive-mark-twain-lifetime-achievement-award-hannibal <p>Hal Holbrook is an Emmy and Tony award winning actor and is perhaps, most well-known for portraying Hannibal, Missouri native Mark Twain in “Mark Twain Tonight.”</p><p>Holbrook has performed Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, since 1954 and has portrayed the role more than 2,000 times.&nbsp; He has memorized volumes of Twain’s writings and is able to make observations – in Twain’s voice – on a multitude of topics including politics, current events, and business.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:28:25 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 6509 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Actor Hal Holbrook To Receive Mark Twain Lifetime Achievement Award In Hannibal In city of neighborhoods, names matter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-neighborhoods-names-matter <p>No laws set the names of the 79 neighborhoods crammed into the 66 square miles of the city of St. Louis. Some grew from urban legends, others from a distinctive landmark. Some date back decades and are instantly known to any St. Louis resident. Others have changed as landmarks fell, highways reshaped boundaries, or people felt the need for a fresh start.</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:35:16 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In city of neighborhoods, names matter