Circuses

June 29, 2020 - 2:10 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Cirque du Soleil filed for creditor protection in Canada on Monday while it develops a plan to restart its business amid the pandemic. The creator of many of the most popular shows in Las Vegas on Monday blamed the “immense disruption and forced show closures as a result of the...
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Sarina Renz kisses one of the eight Siberian Steppe camels, of the stranded Renz Circus in Drachten, northern Netherlands, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The circus fleet of blue, red and yellow trucks have had a fresh lick of paint over the winter. But now, as coronavirus measures shut down the entertainment industry across Europe, they have no place to go. "It's catastrophic for everybody", said Sarina Renz, of the German family circus that has been in existence since 1842. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 03, 2020 - 3:05 am
DRACHTEN, Netherlands (AP) — Circus Renz Berlin’s fleet of blue, red and yellow trucks have had a fresh lick of paint over the winter. But now, as coronavirus measures shut down the entertainment industry across Europe, they have no place to go. "It's catastrophic for everybody," said Sarina Renz,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012, file photo, members of the cast from The Beatles "LOVE" by Cirque du Soleil perform at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Paul McCartney in Los Angeles. Cirque du Soleil, creator of many of the most popular shows in Las Vegas, said Saturday, March 14, 2020, that it is temporarily suspending its productions in Las Vegas as well as around the world because of the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
March 15, 2020 - 1:19 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cirque du Soleil, creator of many of the most popular shows in Las Vegas, said Saturday that it is temporarily suspending its productions in the city as well as around the world because of the new coronavirus outbreak. In a statement, the company said it made the decision based on...
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Stripes, one of 17 rescued tigers and lions from Guatemala circuses is released at the Animal Defenders International Wildlife Sanctuary in Winburg, South Africa, Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 31, 2020 - 11:07 am
WINBURG, South Africa (AP) — Twelve tigers and five lions have been relocated to a sanctuary in South Africa after being rescued from circuses in Guatemala following years of abuse and confinement. The animals, both cubs and adults, are among 200 that have been rescued from the circus industry in...
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) catches a pass for a touchdown as Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills (31) defends, during the second half at an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 01, 2019 - 4:48 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — DeVante Parker made two acrobatic touchdown receptions and kicker Jason Sanders also had a circus-like scoring catch to help the Miami Dolphins rally past the slumping Philadelphia Eagles 37-31 Sunday. Miami overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half with three...
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FILE - In this July 6, 1944 file photo people flee a fire in the big top of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in Hartford. Conn. Authorities are exhuming the bodies of two victims of the 1944 circus fire in hopes of identifying a Vermont woman who has been missing since then. The exhumations began Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2019, at the Northwood Cemetery in Windsor, Conn. Officials will analyze DNA samples to determine whether one of the buried women is Grace Fifield of Newport, Vt. (AP Photo/File)
October 07, 2019 - 3:46 pm
WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Authorities exhumed the bodies Monday of two victims of the 1944 Hartford circus fire in the hopes of determining whether one of them is a woman who is among five people still listed as missing after the tragedy. The exhumations at Northwood Cemetery in Windsor, Connecticut,...
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March 03, 2019 - 12:50 pm
CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — A professional circus clown who ran for Congress last year has died in South Carolina. An obituary from Kornegay Funeral Home of Lugoff, South Carolina, says 53-year-old Steve Lough died on Feb. 23. The funeral home did not say how he died. Lough of Camden played up his career...
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A model wears a creation for the Dior Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Monday Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 21, 2019 - 4:33 pm
PARIS (AP) — Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats. The theme seemed to well serve designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has struggled to fly in...
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September 10, 2018 - 11:41 am
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — A mechanical problem during a Cirque du Soleil show caused a portion of the audience, as well as performers on stage, to be sprayed with vegetable oil. The Seattle Times reports the Canadian entertainment company says it will reimburse all audience members from Friday night's...
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This Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, photo shows a box of Nabisco Barnum's Animals crackers on the shelf of a local grocery store in Des Moines, Iowa. Mondelez International says it has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum’s Animals crackers after relenting to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 21, 2018 - 9:55 am
After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free. Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum's Animals crackers in response to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA, which...
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