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  • Ringling Brothers Circus coming to Stabler Arena, tickets on sale Friday

    Ringling Brothers Circus coming to Stabler Arena, tickets on sale Friday
    The Greatest Show On Earth is back and bigger than ever when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes! comes to Lehigh University's Stabler Arena Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. Tickets go on sale on Friday. Super Circus Heroes showcases...
  • The tragedy of circus elephants continues

    It's human nature to recall in vivid detail what you were doing when shocking news broke. I was at my kitchen sink, with a small television on the counter broadcasting the news, when the story broke that Tyke, an elephant used in a traveling circus, had...
  • San Diego settles lawsuit by protester arrested outside circus

    San Diego settles lawsuit by protester arrested outside circus
    The city of San Diego has settled an unlawful arrest lawsuit filed by an animal rights protester arrested in 2012 before a show of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. In exchange for $15,000, Elizabeth Ann Jacobelly, 50, of San Diego has agreed to...
  • PETA questions elephant's abrasions, calls for federal inspection

    PETA questions elephant's abrasions, calls for federal inspection
    Three abrasions on an elephant performing at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Anaheim prompted an animal welfare group on Saturday to call for a federal inspection. Delcianna Winders, a lawyer for the group People for the Ethical...
  • Olmsted's Parks Display Genius Of His Design

    Few of us can follow the trail of a genius. But if that genius is Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture and co-designer of New York's Central Park, the possibility is literally true and near at hand. Born in Hartford in 1822, he...
  • Tom Thumb's 'Raucous Adventures' Become The Tale In New Novel

    Tom Thumb's 'Raucous Adventures' Become The Tale In New Novel
    Tom Thumb was one of the first international entertainment celebrities. P.T. Barnum's legendary tiny song-and-dance man, a Bridgeport native, made both commoners and kings giddy with delight at his unusual small stature, his talent and his elaborate...
  • In P.T. Barnum's Hometown, A Baseball Circus Named Pete Rose

    In P.T. Barnum's Hometown, A Baseball Circus Named Pete Rose
    BRIDGEPORT — Although the quote doesn't really belong to him, Phineas Taylor Barnum has been credited with saying there's a sucker born every minute. Like that sucker, I am drawn to Barnum's hometown to listen to Pete Rose and watch him manage an...
  • Devastating Circus Fire Sparked Push For Safety

    The pain of losing so many loved ones, so suddenly and tragically, remains the chief legacy of the Hartford Circus Fire that happened 70 years ago this afternoon. To those who were there and survived, and to those who lost friends, neighbors and...
  • City Council bans use of bullhooks on circus elephants in L.A.

    City Council bans use of bullhooks on circus elephants in L.A.
    Elephant trainers in traveling circuses will be banned from using bullhooks and other tools “designed to inflict pain” while in Los Angeles under new rules that the City Council approved Wednesday. Animal rights activists argue that...
  • Hundreds of clowns yuk it up at convention in Orlando

    Hundreds of clowns yuk it up at convention in Orlando
    Don't bother sending in the clowns: They're already here.  More than 175 clowns are expected in Orlando this week for the annual Clowns of America International convention.  See the video: Clowns abound in Orlando at clown convention Now in its 29th...
  • Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes

    Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes
    It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still. Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...