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Circus Ring of Fame announces 2023 Ring finalists

Vote for your top 3

SARASOTA, FL – AUGUST 3, 2022 (SNN TV) - The Circus Ring of Fame Foundation announced Wednesday the top ten (10) finalists for the class of 2023. Voting to select three (3) Circus ...
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Big News and Advocacy Action!!!!!!!

Hello American Circus Alliance members and friends! I am delighted to share the following news with you. As a result of lobbying and efforts from our partner, Be An Arts Hero/Arts Workers United, ...
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Death of Matthew Cross

Ringling Bros Circus Band Leader

St.Petersburg - Matthew Cross, husband, gentle man and professional circus musician, died October 9 in St. Petersburg, Florida after a courageous struggle against cancer. He was 64 years old. The ...
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Assn. of Performing Arts Professionals Receives Landmark Funding From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support Reopening the Performing Arts Industry

APAP to distribute more than $2 million in grants to the field as part of its ArtsForward program.

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) is pleased to announce that it received $3 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for APAP ArtsForward, a new program to support the ...
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Barnum Museum Receives $500,000 Grant

The Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc., is thrilled to announce that the Museum has been awarded a Save America's Treasures grant from the National Park Service, in partnership with the ...
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Alice Clark Brown, Trailblazing Black Circus Aerialist and Performer, Dies at 68

When Alice Clark Brown told her family she was going to leave college and join the circus in 1972, they were shocked. But after catching “the showbiz bug” as a child in Washington Park, ...
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Salvaging the circus: Unique artifacts saved from historic Peru circus barns before demolition

PERU — No one knows why exactly the circus elephant named Big Charley killed his trainer. But there's no mystery on how he killed him..... Today, the rock on which the trainer was dashed has ...
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Tears From the Clowns

Circus Performers Bid Farewell to Their Priest

WOBURN — When the final prayers had been said and the body had been blessed, the man in the sequined red-tailed ringmaster's costume stepped up at the graveside and summoned the deep, baritone ...
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Circus train car comes home

If only Rollins Coakley were still alive to see the latest addition to the Venice Train Depot — a former train car that once served The Greatest Show on Earth — which literally put ...
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