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‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’ offers holiday awe, spectacle and cheer

“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.

Shrine Circus to visit Spokane Valley

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.

Clowning around with Halloween decor

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.

Spokane Arena gets creepy and crawly with touring Cirque du Soleil show

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.

Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

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.