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Mark Twain Goes Home Again

Sam Clemens grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. We all know that. Those years provided fodder for his future works of fiction and shaped a good part of his character (and maybe the bad parts, too). We know that, too. Sam Clemens in 1850 During his life, Clemens related many happy memories of

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Bix Beiderbecke: From Musical Prodigy to Jazz Legend

Bix Beiderbecke grew into a jazz legend because he was born in the right place at the right time. Sure, he was also a gifted musician, but his path to the top as one of the greatest jazz cornetists was fueled by the inspiration he drew from hearing the earliest jazz musicians play on

By |2018-12-15T10:05:05-05:00October 21st, 2018|Characters|0 Comments