Clown College Reunion on the Cape– “Chuck-centennial”

I’m hanging around with 50 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Clown College  (RBBBC) Alumni this weekend on Cape Cod. It’s a little overwhelming.  Clowns of all shapes, ages, and classes are here.  Clown college started in 1968, and went up until 1997, there are over 1500 alumni of the school.  Of course, some have passed on, some have stopped clowning […]

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It’s Been Real: The Life and Legacy of Ernie Kovacs

It’s Been Real: The Life and Legacy of Ernie Kovacs Paley Center for Media 25 West 52 Street New York, NY 10019 Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:30 pm ET Members: $20 General Public: $25 Buy Tickets   [amazon_enhanced asin=”B004IB04NU” price=”All” background_color=”FFFFFF” link_color=”000000″ text_color=”0000FF” align=”Right”/] The Paley Center for Media will hold an event celebrating and honoring television pioneer Ernie Kovacs.  […]

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Toy Theatre Exhibit: Worlds in Miniature (San Francisco)

Toy Theatres: Worlds in Miniature is an exhibit starting July 13 at San Francisco’s Museum of Performance and Design. The exhibition features 21 rare toy theatres dating from the 18th century up to the present, drawn from seven different countries including the United States, England, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark and Mexico. Along with the theatres, the exhibition will display printed […]

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W.C. Fields Exhibit at NY Public Library (Lincoln Center)

Thanks to Trav S.D. and his  blog for the heads up on this fantastic exhibit now through August 21 at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The exhibit, titled “The Peregrinations & Pettifoggery of W. C. Fields”, features ephemera, clippings, playbills, photos, and a fantastic film exhibition about William Claude Dukenfield.  The films are curated […]

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19nth Season of the Ko Festival, Amherst

The 19nth season of Amherst’s Ko Festival has been curated on the theme of “It’s All in the Family.” They’ll have five weeks of shows that take a penetrating and entertaining look at families – both traditional and non-traditional. A rich examination of ways that people negotiate expectations, identity and legacy. The festival runs July 5 – August 8, 2010, […]

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International Clown Hall of Fame to Open Doors on May 21.

ENTER LAUGHING!  Baraboo’s International Clown Hall of Fame & Research Center Opens For Funny Business On Friday, May 21, 2010   Baraboo, WI (April 29, 2010) — The world’s foremost organization dedicated to the preservation of the art, craft and history of clowning will open its doors in Baraboo on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10 am.  The International Clown […]

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NY Downtown Clown Golden Nose Awards

NEW YORK DOWNTOWN CLOWN GOLDEN NOSE AWARDS The New York Downtown Clown Golden Nose Awards Monday, April 19th, 2010Red Carpet Arrivals 7:30 pmPresentation set to begin at 8pmThe Kraine Theatre 85 E 4th St (btwn 2nd Ave & Bowery)Tickets are not for sale.To request tickets email [email protected] Dress: Formal Attire- Noses Optional Winners of Audience Choice Awards will be announced […]

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Cirque du soleil stilt walking event June 16, 2009

Stilt-walkers gathering for the 25th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil on June 16, 2009 Five years after setting the first Guinness world record for the most people simultaneously walking on stilts, Cirque du Soleil is inviting its artists and employees of Fortaleza (Brazil), Las Vegas (U.S.A.), Lisbon (Portugal), Macau (China), Montreal (Canada), Nagoya (Japan), New York (U.S.A.), Orlando (U.S.A.) and […]

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Great Russian Water Circus

SAVE 10% on tickets to The Great Russian Water Circus Coming in September 2009 to Staten Island. BUY TICKETS NOW Save 10% on tickets to The Great Russian Water Circus at the Staten Island Mall under the Big Top! First time ever in New York! A one-of-a-kind international sensation, The Great Russian Water Circus is the world’s only touring water […]

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UP and cLOWN: (Jim Moore Clown Photographic exhibit) starts May 15 (NY)

UP and CLOWN: Photographic Cacophony of Eccentric PerformersFor the last 30 years, Jim Moore has been photographing all kinds of clowns, mimes, and eccentric performers. On May 15 the SB Digital Gallery will be hosting an exhibit of Jim’s photographs. The exhibit will feature over 300 shots, including shows of the NY Downtown Clown Revue, where Jim is the photographer […]

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