| Feb 14, 2012
| 8:15 AM
The Windy City Circus, a new, non-profit circus that was slated for Festival Hall on Navy Pier this month, has canceled at the last minute, due, its founder said, to financial problems caused by a lack of sponsorship.
In a statement, founder David...
| Apr 21, 2012
I always dreamed of running away and joining the circus, and then on a recent Wednesday I did — and took my whole family with me. We sneaked away from bothersome school and work obligations and went for a private group class at Cirque School in...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 8:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Mark and Glenda Dodd of Panama City Beach, Florida, could have booked a Mexico-bound cruise out of Miami, but on Monday they stood among hundreds of other passengers lining up to board the Carnival Cruise Line ship Elation in New...
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:31 PM
I'm headed out to check out "Fantasy," a topless revue on the Las Vegas Strip, because I'm supposed to interview the show's then-star, former Playboy centerfold Angelica Bridges. But I hadn't spent much time with my Little Brother from Big Brothers Big...
| Jun 5, 2011
To help make your next trip to Las Vegas a winner, I tested iPhone apps (they also work on iPod Touch and iPad) that you can use to book a room, sharpen your card skills or even say, "I do." Many have an Android version that works on multiple platforms,...
| Jul 27, 2011
In March 2003, an executive from Park Place Entertainment, then the owner of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, stood inside the casino. His company had just spent $95 million to build the 4,000-seat Colosseum theater as the new home of superstar Celine Dion....
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2010
Haunted attractions are as close as many of us will get to coming face to face with true terror, thank goodness. Here are some fright-filled Halloween nightmares you'll tell your friends you survived. It's never too early to start planning for next year....
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:44 AM
A day after Jada Pinkett Smith sent a heartfelt letter to Baltimore's mayor, pleading for her to stand up for circus elephants she believes are being abused, circus officials called the actress "completely misguided."
"She doesn't know the first thing...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakewants to teach Jada Pinkett Smith a lesson in that old, scratch my back, I'll scratch yours thing.
Earlier this week the actress sent the mayor a letter, asking her to make sure the elephants are well treated when the...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:17 AM
Navy Pier has booked a locally produced circus for a week in February.
Dubbed "Windy City Circus," the all-new show will be staged in the Grand Ballroom Feb. 17-26. A Pier spokesman said that the show will be themed around Chicago, and feature "guest...