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

January 10, 2014
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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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Fringe Review: Geek Life

May 16, 2013
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Fringe Review: Geek Life

I always thought a geek was a sideshow carny who bites the heads off of live chickens. But according to juggler Aji Slater's Geek Life, geeks are actually distinguished by three characteristics: they are infatuated with a niche topic, they are “out” about their obsession, and they bond socially with each other over their...
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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: 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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