| 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 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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:15 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 1:22 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 5:02 PM
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...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 8:44 AM
"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...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 12:31 PM
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-...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
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...
| 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...