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By Sara Marsh and Sara Marsh,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 6, 1997
Where do you find cavorting clowns, ponderous pachyderms, leaping lions, terrifying tigers, amazing acrobats and jolly jugglers all under one roof? Anyone who has ever experienced "The Greatest Show On Earth" knows the answer -- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.The 126th edition of the ever-changing show for all ages rolls into Baltimore next week for a 12-day run, starting March 12. Circus officials promise a spectacular series of 19 performances that will astound audiences with the amazing feats of a variety of animals and artist/athletes, including Airiana the Human Arrow, who flies with the aid of the world's largest crossbow.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2012
105 years of shows. 90,000 pounds of elephants. And a bunch of shoes, size 28EEEEE. For the clowns, of course. When it comes to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, an entertainment extravaganza that routinely, without being challenged, bills itself as "The Greatest Show on Earth," the numbers alone tell quite a story. There is, for example, 118. That's the number of performers involved in putting on "Fully Charged," the circus show that will be playing at Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena through April 1. They include 25-year-old ringmaster Brian Crawford Scott, among the youngest in the circus' century-plus history; 2 juggling Fusco Brothers, Emiliano and Maximiliano, whose act includes juggling flaming clubs in the dark while standing back-to-back; and 1 Sean Davis, a clown with a degree (really!
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By Megan Kennedy and Megan Kennedy,contributing writer | March 4, 1999
Hurry, hurry, step right up! Come see incredible sideshow sensations! Witness the unbelievable Siamese Twins Chang and Eng, joined at the breastbone; or marvel at Alexandrinos, the Tattooed Man -- even his eyelids and ears are covered with elaborate designs!"
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March 16, 2012
Next week, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will return to Baltimore with Fully Charged!, the 141st edition of The Greatest Show On Earth. Everyone at Ringling Bros. takes great pride in presenting quality family entertainment to audiences in Baltimore and across the country. Unfortunately, animal rights groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have used our return to continue their radical agenda by distorting our dedication to animal care and welfare. It's time we set the record straight.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff | March 2, 2000
I always wanted to be big," he says. "I always just had some vision in my head that I would be huge." The voice is huge: "Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages ... Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's the Greatest Show on Eeeeeaaaaarth!" It rolls from his gut, thundering up through his throat and bursting forth into whatever venue the circus is performing in. A melodic hypnotist, his job is to touch the soul of everyone in the audience, to hook them in as the circus begins and keep them spellbound during every act change or distracted during the rare mishap.
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March 8, 2007
Traffic is halted on Pratt Street as the elephants that arrived by train make their way to the 1st Mariner Arena, where the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opens tonight.
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March 8, 1997
An incorrect telephone number for the Baltimore Arena appeared in an item about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Live's family calendar. The correct number is (410) 347-2010.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 3/08/97
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By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,Sun reporter | March 14, 2007
The stylishly dressed woman delighted in twirling hula hoops with preschoolers during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus pre-show event. She drew as large a crowd as the elaborately dressed clowns, acrobats and animal trainers who signed autographs and displayed their talents. But who was she? The kids couldn't have cared less. They were too busy enjoying themselves. If you go Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Showtimes vary.
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October 4, 1993
Henry Ringling NorthCircus owner, managerSWITZERLAND -- Henry Ringling North, 83, a former owner and manager of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, died Saturday in a hospital near his home in Begnins, after a long illness."
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March 14, 2007
Eutaw Street between Saratoga and Fayette streets near Lexington Market will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for a parade of elephants performing at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The elephants will leave 1st Mariner Arena at 11:30 a.m. and return by 1 p.m. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2011
The circuses are coming to town! That's right, we're talking plural. Over the next week, both the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Cirque du Soleil will be landing in Baltimore for extended stays. Barnum & Bailey, in fact, is already here — opening night was Wednesday (maybe you were lucky enough to watch the elephants lumber from the B&O Railroad Museum to 1st Mariner Arena the other day). Cirque du Soleil will be pitching its tent on the Westport waterfront and offering its first show April 7. Of course, in a perfect world, you'd be able to catch both shows.
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By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,Sun reporter | March 14, 2007
The stylishly dressed woman delighted in twirling hula hoops with preschoolers during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus pre-show event. She drew as large a crowd as the elaborately dressed clowns, acrobats and animal trainers who signed autographs and displayed their talents. But who was she? The kids couldn't have cared less. They were too busy enjoying themselves. If you go Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Showtimes vary.
NEWS
March 14, 2007
Eutaw Street between Saratoga and Fayette streets near Lexington Market will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for a parade of elephants performing at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The elephants will leave 1st Mariner Arena at 11:30 a.m. and return by 1 p.m. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.
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March 8, 2007
Traffic is halted on Pratt Street as the elephants that arrived by train make their way to the 1st Mariner Arena, where the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opens tonight.
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By CHRIS YAKAITIS and CHRIS YAKAITIS,SUN REPORTER | July 15, 2006
For Casey Carle, soap bubbles are more than a backyard diversion. They're a never-ending wonder, a visually arresting natural occurrence. They're an art, things of beauty that lie at the intersection of creative expression and scientific principles. They're also his career. A self-described "comic bubbleologist," Carle has spent 16 years traveling to science centers, museums and schools throughout the country and occasionally abroad with his one-man show, "BubbleMania!" This weekend, he is scheduled to perform three shows daily in the atrium of the Maryland Science Center.
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March 15, 2006
Family Lunch with the elephants Watch as 10 elephants devour a vegetarian treat of 1,000 apples, 1,100 oranges, 500 heads of lettuce, 700 bananas, 500 carrots and 20 loaves of Italian bread at noon today. This time each year, Lexington Mar ket (400 W. Lexington St. in the south parking lot) hosts Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' elephants for lunch. In addition to watching the elephants chow down, visi tors can enjoy circus clowns and Dixieland music by Carl Radcliff and Friends.
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March 15, 2006
Family Lunch with the elephants Watch as 10 elephants devour a vegetarian treat of 1,000 apples, 1,100 oranges, 500 heads of lettuce, 700 bananas, 500 carrots and 20 loaves of Italian bread at noon today. This time each year, Lexington Mar ket (400 W. Lexington St. in the south parking lot) hosts Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' elephants for lunch. In addition to watching the elephants chow down, visi tors can enjoy circus clowns and Dixieland music by Carl Radcliff and Friends.
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March 3, 2005
NOW OR NEVER Check out the third annual "Word Guitar" benefit Saturday night at 8 at the Creative Alliance. The event, which benefits the creative journal Link, features performances by musicians who also write -- this year, that includes Glenn Moomau, a blues musician who wrote the book Ted Nugent Condominium. The event also features a silent auction of artworks created by grade-school kids through senior citizens, a group encompassing such artists as Ruth Channing, Raoul Middleman and Ruth Pettus.
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By MICHAEL BARNETT and MICHAEL BARNETT,SUN REPORTER | March 11, 2006
The entertainment world's lord of the rings, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is turning the spotlight on the audience as it celebrates its 135th anniversary this year. The show, which rolled into Baltimore this week and will run at 1st Mariner Arena through March 19, includes an audience-exercise routine, the chance to partake in a few circus stunts, try on costumes and talk with the performers. "We're one year older than baseball. Things need to be done to keep fresh," says Melinda Rosser, a Ringling Bros.
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March 3, 2005
NOW OR NEVER Check out the third annual "Word Guitar" benefit Saturday night at 8 at the Creative Alliance. The event, which benefits the creative journal Link, features performances by musicians who also write -- this year, that includes Glenn Moomau, a blues musician who wrote the book Ted Nugent Condominium. The event also features a silent auction of artworks created by grade-school kids through senior citizens, a group encompassing such artists as Ruth Channing, Raoul Middleman and Ruth Pettus.
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