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  • Circus Icon Ringling Bros. Says Goodbye After 146 Years

    05/22/2017 1:54:04 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 94 replies ^ | May 21 2017, | Daniella Silva
    UNIONDALE, New York — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus folded up its Big Top for the last time on Sunday night in New York, as emotional performers, wistful crowd-goers and ecstatic protesters said farewell to an institution in American live entertainment after nearly a century and a half. The circus gave the final performance of "The Greatest Show on Earth" to a sold-out crowd at Nassau Coliseum, showing off its death-defying stunts and exotic animals for the last time after 146 years.
  • Ringling Bros. to close down circus forever in May

    01/15/2017 4:10:10 PM PST · by digger48 · 26 replies
    wthr ^ | 01/15/17 | TAMARA LUSH
    ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) - The owners of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Saturday that they will close the 146-year-old show in May. Kenneth Feld, the chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, said declining attendance combined with high operating costs are the reasons for closing. Follow Ringling Bros. âś” @RinglingBros .@RinglingBros will hold its final performances in May of this year. Details: #RinglingBros 10:31 PM - 14 Jan 2017 2,262 2,262 Retweets 2,003 2,003 likes NBA star Shaquille O'Neal was among those who appeared upset over the announcement that the circus will end,...
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Closing

    01/15/2017 4:10:14 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    After much evaluation and deliberation, my family and I have made the difficult business decision that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® will hold its final performances in May of this year.
  • First female ringmaster takes reins at Ringling Bros. circus

    01/14/2017 7:36:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies ^ | January 14, 2017 | abc
    ORLANDO, FL (KTRK) -- For the first time in history, a female ringmaster is running the show at Ringling Bros. It took the circus 146 years and a nationwide search, but the opportunity to perform as the first female ringmaster seemingly fell into Kristen Michelle Wilson's lap. "I said, 'I have to throw my hat in the ring when opportunity like this comes along.' You go for it!" Wilson told WKMG-TV. Wilson plays the role so naturally that the fact that she is woman doesn't even come to mind. "This is not a gender-specific role. This is all about being...
  • APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

    01/14/2017 7:44:36 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 121 replies
    AP ^ | 14 Jan 2017 | AP
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  • Ringling Bros. is getting rid of elephants [ 8^( ]

    03/05/2015 6:41:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    NY POST ^ | 03-05-2015 | By David K. Li
    The nation’s leading big top act – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – will phase out elephants by 2018, succumbing to years of pressure from animal rights activists. The Associated Press reported that Ringling Bros. circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, will have its stable of 43 pachyderms live out their days at the 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida.
  • 9 Performers Injured During R.I. Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Act

    05/04/2014 1:48:03 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    Nine circus performers were injured in a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus act at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The performers were part of an aerial act during the noon show. Witnesses on scene said scaffolding holding the performers fell more than 20 feet to the ground. A circus official tells WBZ-TV, the accident happened during a “hair hang” act, where performers hang from their hair. Eight performers were suspended above the ground, one performer was on the ground. Providence Fire Department tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030, 9 people were transported to area hospitals. The injuries included broken bones and...
  • Lawsuit Against Animal Rights Groups Proceeds

    07/21/2012 9:32:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 July, 2012 | U.S. Sportsman's Alliance
    Columbus, OH --( Last week, a federal court ruled that Feld Entertainment, the owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, could move forward with its racketeering and conspiracy claims against the Humane Society of the United States and other anti-hunting, animal rights extremist groups and their attorneys. According to a report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Feld Entertainment’s claims arose out of a lawsuit brought by the groups and a former circus employee in 2000 that accused Feld of mistreating elephants under the Endangered Species Act. In dismissing the prior lawsuit, the Court found, among other things,...
  • Circus entertains, honors military families

    03/29/2010 4:43:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 273+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Chyenne A. Adams, USAF
    3/29/2010 - FAIRFAX, Va. (AFNS) -- The military and the circus have a lot in common. They both have people from around the nation and assets from around the world. Both are highly trained units that perform sometimes unimaginable feats and handle unspeakable logistical details in carrying out their mission. And, most importantly, both share an important priority: children. On March 26, this priority was at the forefront when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey honored military families at a performance of its traveling circus "Zing Zang Zoom" at a performance at George Mason University's Patriot Center here. Normally, a...
  • PETA loses in court

    12/30/2009 7:11:38 PM PST · by TheShaz · 8 replies · 584+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, December 30, 2009; 9:20 PM | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge Wednesday ruled in favor of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in a case brought by animal rights activists who accused the circus of abusing elephants.
  • Ringling College to Open Art Gallery in New Planned Parenthood Abortion Center

    03/04/2009 10:46:50 AM PST · by SErtelt · 6 replies · 480+ views ^ | March 4, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Sarasota, FL -- A new Planned Parenthood abortion center in this Florida city will feature an interesting addition, an art gallery. Because local officials in Sarasota require retail space at the street level of any development to encourage shopping and tourism, the abortion business had to think outside the box. So, when it build its new abortion center, relying on $1.3 million in local grants from three community foundations, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Ringling College of Art and Design. Full story and action alert at:
  • Ringling Bros. Joins 'America Supports You' in Washington

    03/30/2006 5:44:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 294+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 30, 2006 – Corporate support for the nation's troops means a lot, especially to their families, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here last night as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus began its annual series of performances in the nation's capital. America Supports You welcomed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a corporate member during a kickoff ceremony. Michael Richter, a clown with the circus, poses in front of an ASY sign before the show in downtown Washington, D.C., March 29. Photo by Paul X. Rutz  (Click photo for screen-resolution...