Lions and Tigers and Clowns, Oh My

As a newspaper, on occasion we offer our opinion. At other times it is incumbent upon us to provide the reader with pure, unbiased information. We shall now attempt the latter. (Anyone with PETA sympathies or coulrophobia should look away.) In recent years, the circus has become controversial, but for anyone with fond childhood memories of soaring trapeze artists, majestic performing elephants, and gregarious clowns (we warned the coulrophobics), the circus is alive and well. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents A Magical Holiday Circus Spectacular from Tuesday, December 28, through January 2 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center (650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). So, come one, come all, to the Greatest Show on Earth. You’ll probably even get to see naked PETA protesters in body paint — and isn’t that what the circus was missing all along? The spectacle starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com for $18 to $50. Visit ringling.com for a full schedule, or call 561-366-3300 for more information.
Dec. 28-Jan. 2, 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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