Your typical circus might be fun for kiddies and their parents but can be a little on the white-bread hokey side. There’s not much in the way of cool or stylish. So how can you add a little funk, hip-hop, or — dare we say? — soul, to the goings-on under the big top? Do what adolescent suburban white kids do — take your lead from Black America. Cedric Walker figured this out more than 15 years ago, when he founded the UniverSoul Circus. His dream of “Hip Hop Under the Big Top” started in African-American strongholds like Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Baltimore but grew to more than 30 cities internationally. And though its roots are definitely in black culture, it has expanded to incorporate performers and... More >>>