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Video: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Legends opens at Amway

January 10, 2014
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Video: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Legends opens at Amway

The circus came back to town last night, as Feld Entertainment’s Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presented Legends at Orlando’s Amway Center. Ringling Bros’ Legends, their latest annual circus spectacular, is loosely inspired by mythical creatures like the unicorn, and features the expected lineup of international acts and performing animals. Here’s a video...
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Learn to juggle for free this weekend

June 29, 2013
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Learn to juggle for free this weekend

Whether you wanna entertain your kids, have a neat party trick to impress friends, simply are seeking an alternative workout or maybe just having a pretty dull summer, learning to juggle is one of those tip-your-hat skills that’s timelessly entertaining and perhaps surprisingly physical.  Whatever your motivation, a new circus troupe, Fun Dipped Productions,wants...
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Orlando Philharmonic presents Cirque de la Symphonie

March 29, 2013
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Orlando Philharmonic presents Cirque de la Symphonie

Saturday, March 30 – Cirque de la Symphonie 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre 401 W. Livingston St. 407-770-0071 orlandophil.org sold out Who would have thought that when we go to the circus, we might hear, not clown music, but classical in its place? Or that, when we arrive at...
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Video: Opening Night at Ringling Bros “Built To Amaze”

January 12, 2013
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Video: Opening Night at Ringling Bros “Built To Amaze”

The circus came back to town this week, as Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey debuted their latest production at Orlando's Amway Center on Thursday night. As detailed in the preview I posted recently, “Built To Amaze” is based around the construction of the circus itself. The tenuous theme is mostly evident in the energetic...
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Video Preview: Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey’s “Built To Amaze”

January 4, 2013
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Video Preview: Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey’s “Built To Amaze”

Next Thursday night (1/10), the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to the Amway Center with a brand-new production, “Built To Amaze!” Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Ringling's winter rehearsal home at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa and get a a behind-the-scenes look at the latest edition of “The...
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Video & Photo Gallery: Ringling Bros. Circus and OSC’s Otronicon Return to Orlando

January 13, 2012
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Video & Photo Gallery: Ringling Bros. Circus and OSC’s Otronicon Return to Orlando

Two old favorites return to Orlando this weekend for their annual early January appearances. You can read my take on these events in next week’s Live Active Cultures, but in the meantime here is a visual teaser to help you decide whether to see them before they leave town for another year. Earlier in...
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Video: Disney’s Dumbo Departs as Ringling Elephants Arrive

January 10, 2012
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Video: Disney’s Dumbo Departs as Ringling Elephants Arrive

Let January 9th, 2012, forever be known in the annals of Orlando history as “The Day of the Passing Pachyderms.” (Or not.) Our story starts at Walt Disney World, where what was arguably the most iconic original attraction at the Magic Kingdom has closed forever in its current form. On Sunday night, Fantasyland’s Dumbo...
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Video: Preview of new Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus “Dragons” & Interview with director Shanda Sawyer

December 14, 2011
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Video: Preview of new Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus “Dragons” & Interview with director Shanda Sawyer

If, like me, you grew up as a fan of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus, Central Florida is a great place to be. Not only has the state served as the traditional winter home of the circus, but our region is ground zero for new productions of the century-plus-old show. On Monday...
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