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OFFBEAT: Cher dazzles and delights with 'Dressed to Kill' tour

OFFBEAT: Cher dazzles and delights with 'Dressed to Kill' tour

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Vintage Circus Sideshow Mermaid Poster

Vintage Circus Sideshow Mermaid Poster

Vintage circus sideshow mermaid posters heralded images of fantastical creatures bearing no resemblance to what was featured in the actual display.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am
P.T. Barnum's Feejee Mermaid at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

P.T. Barnum's Feejee Mermaid at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

P.T. Barnum's Feejee Mermaid, as displayed at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge, Mass.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: P.T. Barnum was the master of foolery for profit

OFFBEAT: P.T. Barnum was the master of foolery for profit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

143rd Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Circus Built to Amaze!

143rd Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Circus Built to Amaze!

The 143rd Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Circus Built to Amaze! theme promises to showcase the secret of success for creating "The Greatest Show on Earth!"

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Elephants

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Elephants

Performing feats of the famed elephants of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are the favorites of audiences of all ages.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Elephants

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Elephants

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Elephants are a traditional favorite highlight of the three-ring entertainment tradition.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Jumbo the Elephant Circus Poster

Jumbo the Elephant Circus Poster

Jumbo the Elephant was one of P.T. Barnum's most famous circus attractions.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Musical about circus wiz Barnum is fascinating fun

OFFBEAT: Musical about circus wiz Barnum is fascinating fun

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

April 28, 2013 12:00 am
Rabbi Zukrow installed at Temple Beth-El

Rabbi Zukrow installed at Temple Beth-El

Karen Zukrow lights candles with her sister, Susan, left, during Friday’s Shabbat worship service at Temple Beth-El in Munster. Karen's husband, Leonard Zukrow, was installed as the new rabbi for the temple.

November 30, 2012 8:14 pm
Rabbi Zukrow installed at Temple Beth-El

Rabbi Zukrow installed at Temple Beth-El

Rabbi Leonard Zukrow visits with members of Temple Beth-El on Friday night in Munster. Zukrow was installed as the temple's new spiritual leader, taking over for Rabbi Michael Stevens, who served for 25 years.

November 30, 2012 8:14 pm
Rabbi Zukrow installed at Temple Beth-El

Rabbi Zukrow installed at Temple Beth-El

Leonard Zukrow talks about becoming Temple Beth-El's new leader.

November 30, 2012 8:15 pm
Orak Shrine Circus wows in Hammond

Orak Shrine Circus wows in Hammond

William Morris, of Tampa, Fla., directs elephants as they perform Thursday with the Orak Shrine Circus at the Hammond Civic Center. The event marks the 49th time the circus has come to the Civic Center. Performances are 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. today; and 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.…

November 29, 2012 8:26 pm
Orak Shrine Circus wows in Hammond

Orak Shrine Circus wows in Hammond

John Dominguez, of Springfield, Ill., performs Thursday with his family and eight poodles during the Orak Shrine Circus at the Hammond Civic Center.

November 29, 2012 8:16 pm
Alexander Lacey and his Lion

Alexander Lacey and his Lion

Hailing from Great Britain and appearing in the United States for the first time, trainer Alexander Lacey and his big cats, including tigers and lions, are stars for the latest edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Chicago this month.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am

Circus to come to Schererville church grounds this weekend

SCHERERVILLE | The Kelly Miller Circus will perform at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the St. Michael the Archangel Church grounds near Anna and Wilhelm streets.

August 30, 2012 7:45 pm

Circus life - and death - depicted in new exhibit and book signing

The art exhibit "Life's A Tightrope" will open to the public from 6:59 to 9 p.m. Friday at Studio 659, 1314-119th St., Whiting.

March 01, 2012 12:00 am

Thanks to everyone who helped find my coin purse

I would like to thank the girl and her father who returned my coin purse I dropped at the circus at the Civic Center in Hammond. Also, special thanks to the two Orak men who assisted me to find it.

December 25, 2011 12:00 am
VIDEO: Shrine Circus stops in Hammond

VIDEO: Shrine Circus stops in Hammond

The Orak Shrine Circus rolls into Hammond for a series of shows at the Hammond Civic Center this weekend.

December 01, 2011 12:00 am
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