| Nov 23, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Raymond Joseph Peroutka Sr., who founded a janitorial supply business, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Nov. 17 of complications after heart surgery. A resident of Oak Crest Village in Parkville, he was 83.
Born in Baltimore and raised on South Glover...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:51 PM
If the graceful aerialists, mighty strongmen and goofy clown humor of the circus puts stars in your eyes, you’ll enjoy Sarasota. John Ringling of Ringling Brothers circus fame not only made a home there but left his imprint on the county known today...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Despite some construction issues, the tent for the Ramos Bros. Circus went up Wednesday, just in time for performances to begin this Thursday.
While there will be free shows for needy kids like last year, there won’t be any camels, such as Atula,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Packaging an indie film can feel sometimes like a three-ring circus, so it's fitting that one of the industry's great showmen Cassian Elwes has teamed with Robert Ogden Barnum (no relation to the famed ringleader) to form e2b Capital, which helps...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:09 PM
There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale next week after city officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, partially because a camel...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:02 AM
There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale this week.
City officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, in part because a camel escaped...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Marvel fans already are calling the company's upcoming touring show "Marvel Universe Live!" "Cirque du Marvel."
And that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Marvel used New York Comic Con to unveil the first look at its ambitious new traveling show that...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Penny Starr called and I was pleased to hear from her, because she was one of the best interviews I ever had.
She was a septuagenarian striptease artist, so how could she not have been?
Right away I need to correct myself. Starr is not a striptease...
| Oct 22, 2013
As human understanding of elephants has evolved, so has our treatment of them. Zoos decades ago freed these largest of land mammals from standing for hours in chains on arthritis-inducing concrete. Also gone from many zoos is the bullhook, an instrument...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:40 PM
For the first seven years of his life, Paul Hortobagyi never tasted a waffle. Then one day he found himself surrounded by them.
The Fountain Valley resident was strolling through the streets of Liege, Belgium, with his parents when he encountered...
| Oct 23, 2013
Re "Of elephants and bullhooks," Editorial, Oct. 22
Every year since 1922, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has performed for circus fans in Los Angeles. Elephants have always been an integral part of Ringling Bros., providing an up-close way for...