The circus is in town this weekend, and St. Louis animal-rights activists are turning out to try to convince showgoers that the Greatest Show on Earth is actually the saddest. Christina Tenti, of south St. Louis County, and her volunteers with the St. Louis Animal Rights Team say they're protesting ... More >>
Our cover story this week takes a dive into the world of Elliana Grace Hentoff-Killian, St. Louis' very own Human Cannonball. At twenty years old, she became the youngest Human Cannonball in Ringling Bros. history. And she was practically born in the circus ring: She performed her first trick when ... More >>
So apparently, there is a freak-show coming to town. And yes, there are legitimate freaks. PT Barnum and Ripley's Believe It Or Not beware, 999 Eyes is a genuine circus sideshow complete with a bed of nails, glass walkers, sword swallowers, human pincushions and more.
St. Louis County has now seen proof that the tiger whose paw got stuck in his cage earlier this month has been checked out by a vet.So much for that.The St. Louis County Health Department has closed its investigation into the health and welfare of a tiger associated with the UniverSoul Circus, wh ... More >>
PETA's video shows a tiger with his paw trapped under the bars of his cage at the UniverSoul Circus. UPDATED at 4:45 p.m. with comments from UniverSoul Circus. Yesterday, the UniverSoul Circus opened a five-day run at the Jamestown Mall -- bringing its dancing dogs, amazing acrobats and terr ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsA venue with an ambitious take on entertainment is slated to open in the spot last occupied by the now-closed Maplewood branch of the Jive & Wail (7376 Manchester Road, Maplewood). Called the Jumpin' Jupiter, it's being dubbed a "neo-supper club" by its owner, Jim Callahan. ... More >>
November 13, 5:45 p.m. at the Hi-Pointe
He'd really rather not dance in a costume, thanks.Check out Todd C. Frankel's really terrific article in today's Post-Dispatch about an unusual alliance here in St. Louis between animal control and the ever-controversial PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The group, which advocate ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, June 11. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Nick SchnelleThe Trip Daddys, last year at the RFT Music Showcase. This year's fest is Saturday for $5.Memorial Day has come and gone, and it's time to kick off summer. (Just look out for those scattered thunder storms on Saturday and Sunday.) This weekend brings indie craft fairs, more than a f ... More >>
Besides its wealth of political scandals and the appearance of its former governor on a TV reality show. Illinois has yet another reason to be proud of itself: Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal is the home of Gamma Phi Circus, the nation's older collegiate circus. (There's only one oth ... More >>
Lost in the clouds
No tent required
Acrobats, aerialists and dancing sandwiches
Beatles love is in the air
Part-time geek Matt Hely explains the lure of the circus life