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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Kenny & The Kids Three rings, countless thrills

from: courier-journal.com

Written byKen Neuhauser

Feb. 9, 2012

Tigers, clowns, aerialists, the “wheel of thrills” and Fabio’s Extreme Motorcycle Riders, plus ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages.
You know what’s coming to town. In fact, it’s already here.The circus, of course. The Kosair Shrine Circus, which opened last night at the Kentucky Exposition Center, has remaining performances at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. today; and 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Broadbent Arena. The doors will open one hour prior to each show.Elephant and pony rides will be available for a fee before each performance and during intermission.Marvel action hero Captain America will greet fans 30 minutes before each performance and during intermission. Be sure to bring your camera.The three-ring circus is produced by George Carden Circus International. Carden is a fifth-generation showman and has been in the circus business all of his life.Carden’s son Larry is the show’s elephant trainer. His parade of powerful pachyderms performs picturesque pyramids with flair and precision.Broadway Bo, an Asian elephant considered one of the most entertaining acts in the circus world, is part of Carden’s act.Bo, who has mastered more than 60 maneuvers, can skip, dance like a ballerina, and play drums, harmonica and trumpet.In addition to clowns, jugglers, Raffo’s Tigers, motocross, Caroline Williams’ Liberty Horses, acrobats, high-wire artists and captivating canines, there are all sorts of specialty acts, including David Smith the Human Cannonball and third-generation hair-hanger Andrea Ayala Raffo.Tickets for reserved seats are $18, $22 and $25. They are available at the expo box office and through TicketMaster. Call (800) 745-3000. For more information, visit http://www.kosaircircus.com/.




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