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Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey Circus

Those Fabulous Animals

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Johnathan Lee Iverson

I learned two things upon joining The Greatest Show On Earth over 15 years ago. 1) Top billing belongs to the four-legged mammals and 2) circus at its purest is a celebration of living things at their utmost.

The Show Must Go on

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Fear, heaviness and doubt were eviscerated by the onslaught of courage and joy it takes to fly, to dare, to soar, to be circus; and maybe, just maybe that inspired performance reached that someone in the shadows who we'll likely never meet. Hence, the show must go on.

Prayers for Ringling Circus Aerialists

Lee-En Chung | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Lee-En Chung

Next time you take your kids, grandchildren or even your parents to the circus, please keep in mind that the artistry can be spectacular, the acts can be death-defying, and the show must go on.

If You Think Clowns Are Creepy, Don't Look At This

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts

Family entertainment sure has come a long way since the heyday of traveling circuses in the United States. For example, check out this collection o...

LOOK: The Greatest Show On Earth

Posted 03.23.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The greatest show on earth has arrived in the Verizon Center. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus began their weekend run of "DRAG...

Edie Falco's Latest Role: Circus Protester

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

If elephants were her patients, the "Nurse Jackie" star would take them out of the circus. In a new ad for PETA, actress Edie Falco urges parents t...

LOOK: Elephants Walking Through Downtown D.C.

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 03.12.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Elephants on parade! The annual tradition of actual elephants in an actual parade comes to D.C. next Tuesday night. Children of all ...

City Moves To Ban Circus Elephants

Los Angeles Daily News | Dana Bartholomew | Posted 01.23.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles took a step this week to potentially ban elephants at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and other traveling circus shows. The cit...

WATCH: World's Largest Cream Pie Fight

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 08.03.2012 | Weird News

More than 700 people creamed their pants in Dallas, Texas on July 31 and set a Guinness World Record. At AT&T Plaza in front of the American Airlin...

Kathleen Miles

Throngs In LA Will Protest THIS | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles

Families going to the circus in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday will have to walk past throngs of protesters, some with graphic photos of alleged anima...

Weekend To-Do Guide: St. Patrick's Day Events Galore

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's St. Patrick's Day this weekend, but that doesn't mean the only things to do involve beer and the color green. Non-alcoholic even...

Alec Baldwin: 'Please, Never Attend A Circus That Uses Animals'

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green

People enjoy showbiz, but elephants do not. This is the message Alec Baldwin delivers in a disturbing four-minute video recently released with People ...

Judge Allows Circus To Flout Elephant Bullhooks Ban In Atlanta

Posted 02.17.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be allowed to use bullhooks on elephants during its ...

Cruelest Show On Earth?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Miami

The Greatest Show on Earth is in town at the American Airlines Arena, but not everyone is pleased that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus i...

The Cruelest Show On Earth?

Mother Jones | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green

IT WAS A DRIZZLY WINTER DAY, and inside the Jacksonville Coliseum, Kenny, a three-year-old Asian elephant, was supposed to perform his usual adorable ...

Circus Elephant Abuse Lawsuit Dismissed By Appeals Court

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by animal rights activists that claims the Ringling Bro...