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2009-04-01 19:11:54

Comedian Bill Cosby has been named the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced Wednesday. The 71-year-old performer is perhaps best-known for The Cosby Show, his classic 1980s sit-com about a close-knit, upper-middle-class black family living in Brooklyn, N.Y.

2008-07-30 12:00:48

By Bill Eichenberger, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 30--A star of the Thurber House's 2008-09 "Evenings With Authors" season will be best-selling mystery writer Michael Connelly, who will read from and discuss his latest legal thriller, The Brass Verdict, on Oct.

2006-08-29 10:23:01

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Playwright Neil Simon, author of Broadway fare ranging from "Barefoot in the Park" to "Brighton Beach Memoirs," will receive this year's Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize as a uniquely American humorist.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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