| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:47 PM
For most of us, getting out of a tight situation means pulling the car out of a Canton parking spot or wriggling out of a size 2 dress.
But Baltimore magician Spencer Horsman often quite literally finds himself in a bind.
Horsman will be featured...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Midnight Circus in the Parks sounds as if it might feature acrobats at the witching hour. But the series of family-friendly shows takes place long before midnight at eight Chicago parks from August through October.
Midnight Circus is the name of the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:42 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Don't bother sending in the clowns: They're already here.
More than 175 clowns are expected to be in Orlando this week for the annual Clowns of America International convention.
See the video: Clowns abound in Orlando at clown convention
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:51 AM
While it might sound like a joke, Clowns of America International says a national clown shortage is no laughing matter.
The Florida-based organization is the country's largest trade organization for clowns. Clowns of America International President...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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...