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  • The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport Shares the Success Story of Singer Jenny Lind

    The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport Shares the Success Story of Singer Jenny Lind
    Before Facebook, Twitter, email, computers or even cars, P.T. Barnum was killin' it with his P.R. and marketing techniques. One of his success stories was a singer named Jenny Lind, known as the Swedish Nightingale. He led her on an American tour in...
  • Review: 'Balance' by Nik Wallenda

    Review: 'Balance' by Nik Wallenda
    Last June, Nik Wallenda walked across Niagara Falls on a cable, just as he did last week in a stunning act a quarter mile above the Little Colorado River. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row...
  • More Pogo: Volume Two brings in P.T. Bridgeport

    More Pogo: Volume Two brings in P.T. Bridgeport
    Bonafide Balderdash, the second volume of Fantagraphic's reprinting of the entire 26 year run of Walt Kelly's comic strip pogo came out a couple of months ago. Two years are covered in each Pogo edition. (Volume one had a bonus multi-month section of...
  • In appreciation of Alaska the bear, and those who rescued her

    In appreciation of Alaska the bear, and those who rescued her
    Alaska, the polar bear who recently died at the Maryland Zoo, is a touching example of how animals can recover from years of deprived living conditions in circuses if given the opportunity (Polar bear euthanized at Maryland zoo," Jan. 16). People for...
  • Mercury 'Barnum' gets a P.T. Barnum

    Gene Weygandt will star as P.T. Barnum in the Mercury Theater's upcoming production of the musical "Barnum," the Mercury has announced. Also starring: Cory Goodrich and Summer Naomi Smart. "Barnum," one of the first shows in the Mercury's new self-...
  • Pat Derby dies at 70; rescuer of exotic and performing animals

    Pat Derby dies at 70; rescuer of exotic and performing animals
    Pat Derby could coax Willie the bear with a handful of jelly beans, make Christopher the cougar twitch his tail on command, and even kissed Rijo the tiger. But when it came to Walt Disney, she had less patience. Derby, a Hollywood animal trainer...
  • Sarasota is diamond destination for Orioles fans

    For Baltimore baseball fans inspired by the Orioles' surprising success last year, spring training couldn't have come soon enough. Those who never wanted that magic season to end along with newbie Birds fans are already flocking in droves to the team's...
  • Cirque de la Symphonie promises treats for eyes and ears

     Cirque de la Symphonie promises treats for eyes and ears
    Bill Allen thought the circus deserved better. Why, he wondered, did society hold dancers and musicians in high regard while circus performers were treated like, well, a sideshow? An entertainment producer and talent representative, Allen had been...
  • No animals for Glendale circus

    No animals for Glendale circus
    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...
  • Circus barred from bringing animals to Glendale; camel escape lingers

    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...
  • Fairfield County's Fall Arts Season Is Diverse And Delightful. No Dead Leaves Here.

    Fairfield County's Fall Arts Season Is Diverse And Delightful. No Dead Leaves Here.
    Time was, fall was about fresh beginnings: a new TV season, new dramas at theaters, college bands touring campuses. Now, all that stuff happens year-round, without a clean start or finish. It can be dizzying, but this is a good thing. Nostalgic tribute...