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  • Exploring Sarasota

    Exploring Sarasota
    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...
  • AFM: e2b Capital to Help Filmmakers Package Pics, Juggle Financiers

    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...
  • 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...
  • Circus animals thwarted in disappearing act at Maywood Park

    Circus animals thwarted in disappearing act at Maywood Park
    Two goats and a llama escaped from a circus early this morning but were found nearby in the parking lot of the Maywood Park Racetrack near west suburb Melrose Park. Sam Pitassi, the police chief of Melrose Park, said the department received a call at...
  • Ringling Bros.' 'Dragons' is one of circus' best

    Ringling Bros.' 'Dragons' is one of circus' best
    Ever since David Carradine played a warrior monk on the run in that 1970s TV classic "Kung Fu," the Shaolin Warriors of the Henan province in China have been the public face of qigong, that uber-disciplined form of exercise that makes the rest of us...
  • The circus comes flamboyantly to town at Mercury Theater

    The circus comes flamboyantly to town at Mercury Theater
    "Barnum," the 1980 musical about that great showman Phineas Taylor Barnum, is very rarely produced in Chicago. There is a reason. It's really hard to stuff a circus into a theater, especially when you're trying to do a legitimate Cy Coleman musical at the...
  • Classic Hollywood: The movies at work

     Classic Hollywood: The movies at work
    As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...
  • 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-...
  • ‘Tis the season for thoughtful gestures to kids in need

     
    SchoolZone has been inundated with tips about really cool things community members are doing to make the holidays extra special for students in need at a number of area schools. Here are a few Orange County examples that stood out: -Ivey Lane Elementary...
  • Husband and wife lift each other up — literally — for Ringling Bros.

    Husband and wife lift each other up — literally — for Ringling Bros.
    Virginia Tuells and Ihosvanys Perez are your average married couple, except they take supporting each other to a whole other level. The two are circus performers who make up Duo Fusion, a hand-balancing act in "Built to Amaze," the new show from...
  • Corporate boards look to high-profile directors

    Corporate boards look to high-profile directors
    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...