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Animal-Rights Advocates Protest Outside Ringling Bros. Show At Staples Center

Animal-rights advocates protested Friday outside the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey shows at Staples Center.

07/11/2014

The Crystal Ladies of Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM
(credit: OSA Images; costume credit: Kym Barrett ©2010 Cirque du Soleil)

Cirque Du Soleil Unfurls Its Big Top At The Santa Monica Pier For TOTEM

The company’s trademark blue-and-yellow big top was installed on Thursday by a team of 60 crew members helping to prepare for the show’s January 17 debut.

01/09/2014

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Exotic Animals Staying Home When Circus Comes To Glendale

The circus is coming to Glendale but the zebras, horses and other exotic animals are staying home.

11/10/2013

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants (Photo credit: SAMANTHA EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

LA City Council Bans Use Of Bullhooks On Circus Elephants

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday voted to ban the use of bullhooks on circus elephants.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/23/2013

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See Exotic Animals, Human Cannonball & Daredevil Stunts At The Circus!

Joe Gary from the King Charles Troupe stopped by KCAL9 Thursday to tell viewers about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents Built To Amaze!

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/25/2013

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New Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Show ‘Built To Amaze’ Southern California Fans

The 143rd edition “Built to Amaze”- Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey’s newest show takes circus goers on a one-of-a-kind entertainment adventure to find out just what it takes to construct The Greatest Show On Earth.

07/15/2013

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants (Photo credit: SAMANTHA EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

PETA Protest Greets Circus’ Return To STAPLES Center

A longtime battle between circus organizers and animal rights activists has returned to Los Angeles.

07/11/2013

Taylor Swift at the 55th GRAMMYs

Taylor Swift Opens The GRAMMYs Circus-Style

Talk about a spectacle. Taylor Swift took the job of opening the 55th GRAMMY Awards seriously, and went all out with her performance of her GRAMMY-nominated single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Dressed in all-white top hat, […]

02/10/2013

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Cirque’s “Dralion” Captivates SoCal

Cirque du Soleil began with two French Canadian street performers aspiring to transform the traditional circus by merging circus arts with street entertainment sans animals. This contemporary circus now embodies 19 touring and resident shows […]

CBS Los Angeles–10/25/2012

(Photo by Todd Maisel/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Circus Opens Tonight At Staples Center Amid Animal Rights Protest

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will begin a seven-day run Wednesday night at Staples Center, where a coalition of animal rights groups plans what it calls the “biggest circus protest on Earth” in hopes of ending the use of animals in circuses.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/11/2012

Cirque OVO Featured

Cool Bugs Flip Out at OVO by Cirque du Soleil

What you’ll remember about OVO are the phenomenal and impressive acrobatic acts that will have the wheels in your brain turning, in an attempt to dissect what you’ve witnessed in these talented performers. It’s been […]

CBS Los Angeles–02/01/2012

(Photo by Todd Maisel/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

End Of The Traveling Circus? Activists, Celebs Say Animals Overworked

Animal rights activists who want to put an end to the traditional traveling circus are getting some support from a few Hollywood celebrities.

11/02/2011

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Irvine City Council Votes To Ban Pet Sales, Circuses

The Irvine City Council has voted to ban the retail sales of dogs and cats, as well as rodeos and circuses featuring exotic animals.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/12/2011

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