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Twelve tigers and five lions have been relocated to a sanctuary in South Africa after being rescued from circuses in Guatemala following years of abuse and confinement.
“Cirque Dreams Holidaze” brought holiday cheer to First Interstate Center for the Arts on Friday night, and the spectacle – part circus and part Broadway musical – also offered a big dose of jaw-dropping circus acts, joyful musical productions and colorful, sparkling costumes.
The Carl Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus set up its tent city on Mallon Avenue, near Monroe Street, to the delight of Spokane’s youth. The menagerie tent was the biggest attraction, containing “lions, tigers, panthers, elephants, the hippopotamus, birds and beasts of prey.”
About 300 men working on a project to electrify the Milwaukee Railroad’s line through Washington were on strike at their job site west of the Columbia River.
The aviators of a “flying circus” (air show) that had wowed Spokane left behind the first aerial pictures ever printed of Spokane.
The Flying Circus came to Spokane, thrilling 30,000 spectators with aerial stunts and mock bombing raids.
Spokane was preparing for the return of World War I soldiers and a “flying circus.”
The 64th annual Shrine Circus will visit Spokane Valley the weekend of April 26 to 28, setting up tents in the vacant lot across from Spokane Valley City Hall on Sprague Avenue just west of University Road. There will be elephants, horses, clowns and more under the big top during several shows each day. The circus is run by the El Katif Shriners, who use the money raised to support Shriners Hospitals. The Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children is one of 22 hospitals they run across the country.
Reegan Walsh and her softball teammates helped Helena have a "dino-mite" time at the annual Science Circus.
Morihiko Nakahara conducts the “Cirque de la Symphonie” in SSO season’s first pops concert.
A startled camel started bucking during a circus when a child apparently threw a shovel at its feet, injuring six children and an adult and causing frightened circusgoers to flee the arena.
A beloved circus performer known as Grandma the clown has resigned from the Big Apple Circus following accusations that he pressured a 16-year-old aerialist to pose for pornographic photos.
Shoppers scattered in panic and police flooded one of London’s busiest areas Friday after multiple reports of shots being fired at Oxford Circus subway station.
Films , TV shows and stories, including the current hits “It” and “American Horror Story,” have long imagined a dark side to circuses and side shows. No surprise then that they’re a theme for Halloween decorations.
A full-grown elephant sauntered through Baraboo early Friday morning on a brief walk of freedom. The mammoth creature more suited for the “big top” clashed with the quiet residential neighborhood.
The Cirque du Soleil show “Ovo,” which lands at the Spokane Arena next week, presents a simple story of love in a colony of bugs. It’s also full of spectacle, flashy costumes and unexpected theatrics, with high-jumping crickets, acrobatic fleas, juggling fireflies and contortionist, wire-walking spiders.
During a news conference in Sarasota, Florida, on Thursday morning, Nik Wallenda said the performs suffered broken bones, scrapes and bruises in Wednesday’s fall, but all are expected to fully recover.
Five circus performers have been seriously injured while practicing a high-wire act in Florida.
The circus was never about the animals for me. It was about magic, make believe and those daring young men on the flying trapeze. Once upon a time it really was “The Greatest Show on Earth.”
After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told the Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.