Circuses

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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June 19, 2018 - 4:48 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi King Salman has sacked the head of the country's entertainment authority after religiously conservative citizens took to social media to denounce a Russian circus show that showed female performers in tightly-fitted attire. The king sacked Ahmed al-Khatib as...
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June 11, 2018 - 8:02 am
PARIS (AP) — Animal rights groups say they will establish Europe's first sanctuary for former circus elephants. World Animal Protection and Elephant Haven said Monday that the sanctuary will be created in France and certain sites will be operational by this fall. The groups say the project came...
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Model walks down the catwalk at the MOSCHINO Spring/Summer 2019 Menswear Resort Womenswear Show and Party on Friday, June 8, 2018, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2018 - 3:03 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Leave it to Jeremy Scott to make the circus couture. The Moschino designer known for his whimsical collections and theatrical flair threw a big top bash Friday complete with circus performers and a Ferris wheel for the brand's women's resort and menswear collections. "There...
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Hand balancer GretcheninMotion, right, soprano Christina Vial and pianist Michael Borowitz rehearse to Puccini's "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta" for tomorrow night's Opus Opera, pairing circus acrobatics and opera, in New Orleans, Friday, June 1, 2018. Bryan Hymel, an internationally acclaimed tenor from New Orleans is pairing circus acrobatics and opera, with a lot of help from his friends. The performance Saturday night will be the fourth in the hometown Opus Opera series he and his wife, soprano Irini Kyriakidou, and another couple - soprano Christina Vial and her husband, entrepreneur Patrick Comer - created to show their generation that opera really isn't stuffy. For this one, they've teamed with the owner of Fly Circus Space, a circus training center, to create vocal and visual duets, trios and larger ensembles. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
June 01, 2018 - 6:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An internationally acclaimed tenor from New Orleans is pairing circus acrobatics and opera, with a lot of help from his friends. "We want it to be fun. That's what we feel opera is," said Bryan Hymel , who has performed with opera companies around the world. The performance...
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