| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:41 PM
He stands on a grassy slope, right arm extended upward with an alfalfa treat, addressing his 4-ton companion in the tones of a tender friend.
"You're a sweetie, aren't you? You're special," Mike McClure says. And Dolly plucks the treat from his hand,...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:29 AM
Long before the throngs of audience members generate "oohs" and "ahhs," the staff of the UniverSoul Circus begins to craft its unusual performances, spending months combing the globe for fresh acts.
The result includes performers such as the Shaolin Kung...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 7:40 AM
The circus was in town last week. Specifically, the Piccadilly Circus, which staged two or three shows daily April 11-15 at the Howard County Fairgrounds.
"We pretty much sold out throughout the weekend," said Cuinn Griffin, promotional director for...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Vernon Harry Wiesand, a retired attorney and police magistrate who was a former city Recreation and Parks Board president, died of stroke complications May 26 at the Anchorage Nursing Home in Salisbury. The former Mount Vernon Place resident was 92.
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Baltimore escape artist Spencer Horsman's willingness to almost die in front of an audience is proving a smash on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
"Yeah, apparently they like the fact that I'm willing to almost kill and mangle myself every round," Horsman...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 8:11 AM
For Baltimore baseball fans inspired by the Orioles' surprising success last year, spring training couldn't have come soon enough. Those who never wanted that magic season to end along with newbie Birds fans are already flocking in droves to the team's...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Alaska, the polar bear who recently died at the Maryland Zoo, is a touching example of how animals can recover from years of deprived living conditions in circuses if given the opportunity (Polar bear euthanized at Maryland zoo," Jan. 16).
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Led by a Cirque du Soleil clown in street clothes, about 15 people spent their Saturday morning dancing and strutting in Stony Run Park. Some twirled parasols. Others walked on stilts.
All were practicing for a planned parade-athon of sorts during this...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 7:51 PM
You’ve been following the debt ceiling debate, right?
What? You haven’t been? Why not? Is it because watching people argue over long-term debt restructuring makes your eyes glaze over? We don’t blame you.
So while you’ve been...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Details here about a chance to win tickets to an invite only performance of Cirque du Soleil’s touring show Totem and a tour of Charm City Cakes bakery.Contestants have until March 31 to create your very own Totem-themed by cake......
| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Bucky reports on last night's Amazing Race:Welcome back to The Amazing Race. We are still in St. Petersburg, Russia and tonight’s leg will be run in and around the city, using taxis. Oh no! I hate it when taxi drivers......
| Mar 31, 2011
| 11:31 AM
The circuses are coming to town!
That's right, we're talking plural. Over the next week, both the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Cirque du Soleil will be landing in Baltimore for extended stays. Barnum & Bailey, in fact, is already here ...