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  • Letters to the editor: Iron Dome, Tesla crash, PETA and more

    July 23, 2014 | 9:25 am

    Prayers Overseas

    David Suissa’s article was terrific, and I pray for his daughter’s safety (“Israel Needs an Irony Dome,” July 18). I also have a lot of family in Israel now. ... I have often thought lately that the Journal was too tough on Israel but seems better now. Keep up...

  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey executive chef, Matt Loory

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 16, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Chef Matt Loory received the expected gift from one of his customers on his birthday last Aug. 8: a pie, smack in the face.

    Loory is the executive chef of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which has rolled into town on the mile-long train the cast and crew lovingly...

  • Learning to juggle life skills through Circus Arts

    May 21, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Watching spunky Kaia Susman, 9, stretching her legs in a wide straddle and then bending forward until her body was completely flat on the floor conjures images of a super-stretchy Gumby toy. 

    “It’s more fun than pain,” Kaia said during a recent training session at Kinetic Theory...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 8, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    Liat Summerfield, 31, is an Israeli artist with a unique vision.  Summerfield owns a line of paper products and jewelry called "Clowns & Crowns," inspired by a circus theme. "While studying art, I started building models of small circus tents and houses, and draw characters of...

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  • Elfman circles back to the circus

    September 7, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Danny Elfman is a huge success, but he doesn’t want you to know it.  Humility is a hard thing to hang your hat on when you’ve accumulated four Academy Award nominations, taken home a Grammy, and an Emmy and written some of the most popular theme music of all time, notably for “The...

  • The soldier in the center ring

    August 7, 2008 | 12:45 am

    "Sagiv's from Israel!" a woman whispered to her seat partner as Aloysia Gavre, director of the West Hollywood Cirque School, introduced Sagiv Ben-Binyamin, a Hadera-born aerial artist and instructor, at a public showcase for the circus school.

    As far as he has traveled, literally,...

  • Big fun under the big top

    By Tom Teicholz

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When I heard that the circus was coming to town, I couldn't wait to take my daughter. I'm talking about the Greatest Show on Earth, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, appearing in Orange County until Aug. 5.

    I know that Cirque du Soleil has its fans -- but I find it too...

  • Clowning Around

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    clowns

    Dan Berkley always carries two noses. "I always try to have a spare," he says. "Particularly in a pie fight, it can come off. Doing anything, you're gonna lose a nose."

    Berkley knows noses. He's a clown in town with the Ringling Bros. When we met, he'd just jumped off the circus...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 8
    The Hollywood Palladium’s got the beat tonight. Head there for ’80s retro fun wrapped up in a good cause. Bet Tzedek — The House of Justice presents its annual Justice Ball benefit with headliners The Go-Go’s.

    8:30 p.m. $75-$150. Hollywood Palladium, 6215...

  • Singles - Painted Clowns

    By Teresa Strasser

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As part of our stroll down memory lane, it seemed fitting to reprint a column by one of our most popular writers. Teresa Strasser, now a regular on prime-time television and morning radio, generated stacks of reader mail with pieces such as this one.

    I'm drinking at a bar called the...

  • Tightrope of Life

    By Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In the days of communism's fierce grip on the Soviet Union, there lived a Chasidic Jew named Reb Mendel Futerfas. Reb Mendel repeatedly put his life at risk with his efforts to promote Jewish education behind the Iron Curtain and for some 14 years was incarcerated in prisons and...

  • PhD on the Flying Trapeze

    By Beverly Gray

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    You're on the flying trapeze, gliding fearlessly through the air. Keeping you aloft, 30 feet above gaping spectators, are your trusted teammates. Today, your welfare is in their hands. Tomorrow they'll go back to being -- the guys from accounting?

    On that premise, Edy Greenblatt has...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    So you got a screenplay in your back pocket? Welcome to Hollywood. Now all you have to do is get it made. Enter the Writers Guild Foundation. Today, It offers an all-day masters seminar in "Writing the Original Screenplay." You'll hear leading screenwriters and execs...

  • Clowning Around With Cancer

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After Stanford University graduate Jonna Tamases survived two different cancers in the 1980s, her life took an unexpected turn: She ran off to join the circus.

    She recounts her experience in her quirky, one-woman show, "Jonna's Body, Please Hold," now through Sept. 28 at the Odyssey...

  • Political Pot Boils Over

    By Michael J. Jordan

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On a cool and drizzly night in this Indian Ocean port city, a vast white tent standing in the middle of a cricket field seemed to fit in with the circus atmosphere of the U.N. World Conference Against Racism, one Jewish observer said.

    This was no regular circus that had come to...

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