| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:55 AM
The annual elephant march into Hampton has been canceled, circus promoters said.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, which hosts shows in Norfolk and Hampton every year, generally organizes a public elephant march to the Hampton Coliseum in...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:06 AM
A number of downtown city streets will be temporarily closed mid-day Wednesday to accommodate the circus elephant walk from 1st Mariner Arena to Lexington Market.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephants will leave 1st Mariner Arena at...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 8:11 AM
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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Calling all clown enthusiasts.
If you harbor any fantasies of running away and joining the circus or have always inspired to entertain children, you may now have the opportunity.
Ringling Bros. is hosting an open casting call at Joffrey Tower, at 8 E....
| Sep 12, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Fall in Fairfield County looks and behaves differently this year. You could call it artistic license, in the way that there are hunting seasons with special licenses for rare game.
The season is a fantastical odyssey designed to upend expectations at...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Clowning around knows no age limit. Both young and old enjoy a bit of silliness now and then and, really, who ever gave much thought to the age of a clown?
Harry McCullagh, 79, of Stickney, has been performing as "Max" the clown for 44 years now and...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 2:23 PM
In most editions of the Greatest Show on Earth, the climactic spot is reserved for a human cannonball or some such time-warped specialty act. "Fully Charged," the lively and traditionalist 141st edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus,...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:43 AM
The folks at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have shared this video that gives us an elephant's perspective. By attaching a small GoPro video camera to the head of Kelly Ann, an elephant famous for her ability to paint pictures, we get her...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 12:12 PM
Pinetop Perkins lived the blues.
Born on a cotton plantation near Belzoni, Miss., in 1913, he worked the fields from age 7, drove a truck for a living at 18 and got stabbed in the arm in his late 20s.
The barroom attack tore his tendons and cut his...
| Aug 29, 2011
He was the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and -- for an extraordinary 80-plus years -- the voice of the Delta blues.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards picked cotton and pulled corn on Mississippi Delta plantations from age 9, living the hard...