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The teardown of the new Cole Bros. big top is the "blow-off," or conclusion, of Lane Talburt's six-part series commemorating Johnny Pugh's 30 years of circus ownership.
Brian Dangerous, a Ringling Bros. Clown College graduate, starts regular shows at Broadway at the Beach.
By Steve Palisin - .
Thursday, Aug. 04, 2011
Bryan Fulton can’t help clowning around, especially during National Clown Week, always the first seven days of August.
The Carolina Forest resident has brought his “Bryan Dangerous Comedy Show” to Broadway at the Beach’s “Summer Nights” on the Heroes Harbor Stage, between Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant and Ripley’s Aquarium.
Fulton, 32, gives an interactive juggling and balancing show, using skills he has built from such tenures as a clown for six years in Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus and his studies and graduation from its clown college. He said his stage show name originated from his first stunt, a dare he answered with some jumps dockside among platforms in his hometown Baltimore during high school.
Last week, he juggled some questions about his lifestyle and gave credit to his wife of 12 years, Stephanie Fulton, who manages their family business and portrays “Living Statues” locally. They have two daughters, ages 11 and almost 7.
Read more: http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/08/04/2315603/clowning-around-at-broadway-at.html#ixzz1U8zWPUzI
Nancy Rokos/Staff Photographer
Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars clown, LEW-E shares a laugh with Ernestine Harvey of Lumberton during a press conference held at the Willingboro Seniors Center announcing the arrival of the circus the weekend of Aug. 12th at the Town Center.
Thu Aug 4, 2011.
By Rose Krebs
Staff writer Calkins Media, Inc.
Burlington County Times Burlington County Times .
WILLINGBORO — The circus is coming to town.
From Aug. 12 to 14, the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will bring its show to the Grand Marketplace parking lot on Route 130.
The 127-year-old “big top” circus will make its only stop in Burlington County as part of its East Coast tour.
It will feature the standard circus fare: animals, clowns, high-flying trapeze artists, tricks, and family-friendly entertainment.
“Willingboro needs something light for a change,” Deputy Mayor Jacqueline Jennings said. “The fact that children can come for free is just great. Everybody loves the circus. I’m excited because it’s an old-fashioned circus.”
Showtimes are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13; and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Tickets are $19 for adults and free for children under age 13.
“It’s wonderful for (Cole Bros.) to still have a circus that’s a real circus, like the ones we know,” said Reva Foster, the township’s executive director of community affairs, senior services and veterans affairs.
The township hopes the circus will return every year, Foster said. Next year, the venue likely will be Mill Creek Park off Beverly-Rancocas Road.
The circus is being hosted by the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 26 of Burlington County. Resident Ron Dash, who is chapter commander, said some proceeds will benefit the veterans group.
“This is a military town,” Dash said. “They felt their generosity should go towards veterans.”
He said Cole Bros. has been generous in handing out free tickets and performing for local groups in advance of next weekend’s shows.
“They get a laugh, a chuckle, and bring a little happiness,” Dash said.
Michael Norris of Cole Bros. said the circus, which puts on about 200 shows a year along the East Coast from February to November, has a new big top this year. Setup starts today.
Norris visited the township’s senior center off JFK Way on Wednesday with Lew-e the Clown to announce the circus’ arrival. A preview performance was offered to the residents gathered.
Lew-e, also known as Lee Andrews, entertained with a few tricks.
“Hopefully, you will come join us. It takes you back to your childhood and you can just be a kid again,” he said.
Tickets and coupons are available at various area merchants or by calling 1-888-332-5200 or visiting www.tickets.com. They also are available at the box office before showtimes
The Cole Bros. Circus returns to southern New Jersey with performances Thursday, Aug. 4 and Friday, Aug. 5, in Mays Landing, Monday, Aug. 8, and Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Seaville and Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Thursday, Aug. 11, in Rio Grande.
Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011 12:00 am Updated: 12:09 pm, Wed Aug 3, 2011.
from: WBOC-TV 16, Salisbury
HARRINGTON, Del. (AP)- Organizers say the heat took a toll on attendance at the Delaware State Fair for the second year in a row.
Danny Aguilar, the fair's assistant general manager and director of marketing, said the heat was most severe during the first few days, but attendance bounced back before the fair closed Saturday.
Aguilar said that attendance figures were as low as 25 percent of normal during the worst of it.
The 10-day fair usually averages about 302,000 patrons. And although officials reported few heat-related health problems for human visitors, some of the animals didn't fare as well.
The poultry barn saw temperatures as high as 104 degrees. Organizers sprayed down tin roof with water, but the heat killed some birds and rabbits.
1 Aug 2011
"Art has the biggest potential for social healing that I know of," says the director of Israel's Association for the Development of Circus Arts.
The Israel Circus School runs multicultural programs to bring Jewish and Arab schoolchildren together.
By Avigayil Kadesh
If you're swinging from a trapeze or performing a risky acrobatic stunt, you've got to have total faith in the teammate entrusted to synch with you. And so, reasoned Hanita-Caroline Hendelman, circus training could provide a perfect - and perfectly offbeat - setting for building bonds between all cultures in Israel.
"Seven years ago, I initiated the project of having classes from Jewish and Arab schools meet through circus to foster dialogue," says Hendelman, director of the Israel Circus School and the Association for the Development of Circus Arts in the Galilee town of Kfar Yehoshua. Three years ago, she began working with multicultural youth at risk, too. "We try whenever possible to mix groups of different cultures," she says
"My main interest is how we employ the arts in social healing. I don't mean art or drama therapy, but art in its fullest form. I think art has the biggest potential for healing that I know of, and the Israel Circus School is a fully artistic and professional school for adults, youth and children. They learn to be creative, responsible, artistic members of the community, but as part of their training we involve all our students in our various multicultural projects."
Under the banner "Circus Arts for Social Change," she is now creating a local and international network of circus artists and supporters interested in building a new socio-political agenda "to find innovative and creative means of resolving conflict situations and setting up new social priorities towards creating a society that cares, honors and respects all its members." read more:
Ryan C. Henriksen
Rick Moise shoots basketballs over his head to entice fair-goers to take a shot at his game at the Boone County Fair Friday. Carnival workers say there are tricks to the games, but they all can be won.
By Bailey Reutzel
Columbia Daily Tribune Saturday, July 30, 2011
Three rows of shiny soda cans and crumpled beer cans zip horizontally at the cork gun game as Altraimaine Sayles tries to entice visitors to shoot-till-you-win for $2
Ladies,” he says to three tall blondes walking past the booth at the 65th annual Boone County Fair, “come get yourself a prize. We’ve got teddy bears.”
The game stand is filled with an array of stuffed animals — small lime-green turtles, yellow and blue bears and the big prize, a plush electric guitar with money print designs.
Brittany Lowery, who travels with the carnival, said she fills the stand with stuff to draw in people because “maybe they don’t see something they want, but they see there’s a bunch of stuff so they decide, ‘Maybe I’ll play.’ ”
Lowery’s grandfather started the Lowery Carnival Co. in the early 1960s, and she was born and raised in the carnival.
She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and an associate in pre-law, and Lowery said although she wants to find a job in her field of study, she doesn’t have any interest working 9-to-5 when she can make just as much money “being boss” of a few stands at the fair. She owns two game stands and one novelty tent.
Lowery said carnival workers often are misunderstood.
“When people think of carnival workers, they think” we’re “ignorant, that we’re kooks. People associate carnies with trash,” Lowery said.
Amanda Jost of Wahpeton sells cheese curds to some customers as fairgoers wait in line for the cheesy treats
Every self-respecting fairgoer has experienced the food on some level – whether it is something as radical as deep-fried pickles, or just a modest pile of cheese curds. By: NATHAN KITZMANN, DL-Online
The pickles, by the way, made their Becker County Fair debut this year.
Jill Winkels — the Manager for Hansen’s Amusement Foods out of Fergus Falls, which hosts all of the for-profit vending in the fair food court — says the dish has been an unexpected success.
“They’re going over very well,” she said. “It’s a very good product.”
Such is the nature of the fair-food vending business: show up, sell products that seem appealing and hope they catch on.
There is no safety net to protect the vendors from ruin, nor is there a large, bureaucratic company to take most of the workers’ profits.
In a rare departure from convention, the food vendors — Midway-associated and independent alike — operate very democratically.
Personal earnings are directly contingent on sales, so everyone works together to make every precious stop as successful as possible.
Co-workers must operate almost as a family to be profitable, and loyalty to the company is a must.
“This isn’t a business you can let someone run for you,” Woodward said. “You have to travel with it.”
Fair food vending is capitalism in its purest form, a cutthroat game of Sink or Swim.