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July 23, 1991 | AMY KUEBELBECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He wears bulbous shoes with a nose to match, frumps around in a bad suit, has makeup lines you have to see to believe--and gets love letters from smitten circus-goers. David Larible, from a seven-generation circus family in Italy and now the first clown to headline the venerable Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, raises his painted eyebrows and shakes his head. "They don't go in love with you. They go in love with David the Clown," he says.
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July 21, 2011
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 'Fully Charged' Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St. When: July 20-24 Price: $15-100 Info: (800) 745-3000; http://www.ringling.com
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July 23, 1991 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They work for peanuts, jump through hoops for customers, take abuse from fellow employees and laugh about it. On the road 11 months a year, they're lulled to sleep by a train's metallic click and sway. Ah, the life of a circus clown. It's no picnic. Yet dreamers, free spirits and lost souls still aspire to the Big Shoes, red rubber noses, baggy pants and a spot under the big top. Who are all these would-be clowns, anyway?
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July 15, 1999 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Phil McKinley, in his second year as director for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has two favorite expressions when it comes to improving a concept for "The Greatest Show on Earth": "Let's Barnum-ize it," he'll say. "Let's circus-ize it." "The circus is elegance, spectacle, like you've never seen," he says. "It's what Busby Berkeley and Ziegfeld did. To me, that's what Barnum would have done."
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July 21, 2011
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 'Fully Charged' Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St. When: July 20-24 Price: $15-100 Info: (800) 745-3000; http://www.ringling.com
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August 1, 1996 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Picture what kids do on a summer day: play Frisbee with the dog, mess with the cat, maybe watch some TV. If there are neighbors around, the little ones might drift into a game of "let's pretend," while the bigger ones try to one up each other with bike or in-line skate stunts or flying leaps off the swing set. Cool enough. But what if one of the kids in question were Kenneth Feld, the engine behind the Ringling Bros.
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July 15, 1999 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Phil McKinley, in his second year as director for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has two favorite expressions when it comes to improving a concept for "The Greatest Show on Earth": "Let's Barnum-ize it," he'll say. "Let's circus-ize it." "The circus is elegance, spectacle, like you've never seen," he says. "It's what Busby Berkeley and Ziegfeld did. To me, that's what Barnum would have done."
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April 8, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Big Top is back. For the first time in more than 40 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is mounting a show under a tent. Barnum's Kaleidoscape is described as an upscale, up-close hybrid of circus and theater that unfolds under the spires of a striking red and white tent first erected for rehearsals two months ago here in this Gulf Coast city that was the winter home of the circus for three decades.
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April 7, 1999
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Kaleidoscape is an upscale, up-close hybrid of circus and theater.
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April 8, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Big Top is back. For the first time in more than 40 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is mounting a show under a tent. Barnum's Kaleidoscape is described as an upscale, up-close hybrid of circus and theater that unfolds under the spires of a striking red and white tent first erected for rehearsals two months ago here in this Gulf Coast city that was the winter home of the circus for three decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 1996 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Picture what kids do on a summer day: play Frisbee with the dog, mess with the cat, maybe watch some TV. If there are neighbors around, the little ones might drift into a game of "let's pretend," while the bigger ones try to one up each other with bike or in-line skate stunts or flying leaps off the swing set. Cool enough. But what if one of the kids in question were Kenneth Feld, the engine behind the Ringling Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1991 | AMY KUEBELBECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He wears bulbous shoes with a nose to match, frumps around in a bad suit, has makeup lines you have to see to believe--and gets love letters from smitten circus-goers. David Larible, from a seven-generation circus family in Italy and now the first clown to headline the venerable Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, raises his painted eyebrows and shakes his head. "They don't go in love with you. They go in love with David the Clown," he says.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1991 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They work for peanuts, jump through hoops for customers, take abuse from fellow employees and laugh about it. On the road 11 months a year, they're lulled to sleep by a train's metallic click and sway. Ah, the life of a circus clown. It's no picnic. Yet dreamers, free spirits and lost souls still aspire to the Big Shoes, red rubber noses, baggy pants and a spot under the big top. Who are all these would-be clowns, anyway?
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