Marilyn Mosby, Nick Mosby to serve as circus ringmasters

Marilyn Mosby, Nick Mosby picked as circus ringmasters.

What a busy few weeks Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has had. 

She appeared onstage with Prince. Sat down for an interview with Vogue

And, of course, she made national news by pressing charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody.

Now Mosby and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby, are about to be guest ringmasters for the UniverSoul Circus. 

The couple is also slated to accept the "UniverSoul Circus Community Service Award for their commitment to the well-being of the Baltimore community" at Friday afternoon's performance, according to a press release from the circus.

The theme for this year's performance is "Your life matters." The circus opens today and runs through June 7 at Security Square Mall.

A spokesman for the circus said that the award had long been planned and was not connected to Mosby's involvement in the Freddie Gray case. 

"She's doing positive things in the community," said Hank Ernest, a spokesman for UniverSoul Circus.  He said the circus chose the couple, in part, because they are the parents of two young daughters. 

“I am honored to be a part of this initiative and my girls and very excited to see Mommy as a ringmaster!" Mosby said via a statement released by her office Thursday night. "They have been asking about the circus every day since April 3rd, when I received the invitation."

The statement noted that the Mosbys will be attending with their two daughters and "other youth in the community."

The Mosbys are far from the first Baltimore politicos to be asked to host a circus. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has served as a guest ringmaster at the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. 

But the circus will be another very public appearance for Marilyn Mosby -- who has garnered national praise and criticism for her actions -- and her husband, who many consider a potential candidate in the 2016 mayor's race. 

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