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  • TB in elephants called 'a gray area'

    TB in elephants called 'a gray area'
    An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...
  • Cirque du Soleil acts at Party for the Senses

    Cirque du Soleil acts at Party for the Senses
    Part of the fun at the Party of the Senses, a special event at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival, is watching the Cirque du Soleil acts that serve as entertainment. The Party takes place every Saturday, and the night I attended our first Cirque du Soleil...
  • 'He's the last of the bluesmen'

    'He's the last of the bluesmen'
    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...
  • Bil Keane dies at 89; 'Family Circus' comic strip creator

    Bil Keane dies at 89; 'Family Circus' comic strip creator
    Bil Keane, a cartoonist who chronicled the lighter moments of family life for more than 50 years through the gentle, heartfelt humor of the "Family Circus" comic strip, has died. He was 89. Keane died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his longtime...
  • Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer

    Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer
    Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88. Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
  • Human flaming arrow is just a warm-up at this Greatest Show on Earth

    Human flaming arrow is just a warm-up at this Greatest Show on Earth
    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,...
  • Windy City Circus calls off the show

    Windy City Circus calls off the show
    The Windy City Circus, a new, non-profit circus that was slated forĀ  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...
  • Bob Hare dies at 80; owner of Hermosa Beach coffeehouse that drew Beat artists

    Bob Hare dies at 80; owner of Hermosa Beach coffeehouse that drew Beat artists
    When Bob Hare opened his Hermosa Beach coffeehouse in 1958, he called it the Insomniac because it was open until 3 a.m. He brewed his coffee in a 300-pound dry-cleaning boiler and served it to such high-profile members of the Beat Generation as Allen...
  • Billy Strange dies at 81; guitarist, arranger for Presley, Nancy Sinatra

    Billy Strange dies at 81; guitarist, arranger for Presley, Nancy Sinatra
    Guitarist Billy Strange once took the kind of phone call that thousands of musicians receive only in their best and wildest dreams. "I was staying at a hotel in Nashville in 1965 when my telephone rang and this unmistakable voice said, 'Billy, this is...
  • What sort of casino suits the city of Chicago?

    What sort of casino suits the city of Chicago?
    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....
  • Delta blues legend won a Grammy at age 97

    Delta blues legend won a Grammy at age 97
    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...