| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The circus is not coming to town.
Not that there's anywhere to host it.
Huntington Beach's municipal code, which prohibits wild or exotic animals from performing within city limits, will remain in place. An effort to repeal the ban failed on a 4-3...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:27 PM
As the old song goes, "He floats through the air with the greatest of ease / the daring young man on the flying trapeze."
A daring young man or woman who grips the bar for the first time may not float with the greatest of ease just yet. But that's where...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:25 PM
If you plan to watch a circus in Mexico's capital, you better really like clowns and acrobats.
Reacting to allegations of abuse, Mexico City politicians voted overwhelmingly on Monday to prohibit the use of animals at circuses. Owners of circuses will...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Let's begin with the obvious, and most pressing, question: How in the name of Jumbo the Elephant (he's real — look it up) did a south-central Wisconsin town of 12,000 become the circus capital of the world?
It all goes back to five brothers...
| May 4, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Nine circus performers were injured after plummeting to the ground while performing an aerial stunt at a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show in Providence, R.I., on Sunday, officials said.
Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare said the...
| May 4, 2014
| 11:56 AM
A scaffolding collapsed during a circus performance in Rhode Island on Sunday, injuring as many as 20 performers, nine of them critically, the Providence Fire Department said.
The incident happened around noon during an aerial performance by the...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:57 AM
A federal investigation is being launched into a freak accident that took place at a performance on Sunday of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., that resulted in the injury of nine performers.
Eight female performers...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Investigators are focusing on a failed carabiner designed to connect a team of acrobats to the ceiling to explain why a popular circus act abruptly ended with nine people injured in Rhode Island.
The inquiry into the accident is being led by the federal...
| Mar 14, 2014
When Dave Fry wanders with his guitar onto the Holy Infancy School playground in South Bethlehem, a crowd of children quickly gathers. “I’m like the Pied Piper,” he jokes. As Fry, who lives in South Bethlehem as well, starts playing...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine.
Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...