Grand Rapids Symphony's Cirque de Noël

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under

Experience the magic of Christmas, the wonder of Cirque, and the beauty of live orchestra all in one show! Running from December 22 to December 23, this ultimate family tradition feature performances by aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, and...

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Campaign to End Circus Cruelty Heats Up

by (tonia.hauser)

Submitted 11-24-2014 under OPINION

We’re a nation of animal lovers, are we not? Jon Dunn and Kolene Allen, the force behind the campaign End Circus Cruelty, believe so. People care a great deal about the furry critters they feed, give a home to and insist on calling family. It...

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Open letter to our leaders: time to prohibit use of wild animals in entertainment

by (Matthew C. Halteman)

Submitted 09-19-2014 under OPINION

I recently sent the following letter to the Mayor and our City Commissioners as part of the End Circus Cruelty campaign, in which a significant and rapidly growing number of concerned Grand Rapidians are asking the city to pass an ordinance that...

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Local campaign seeks to ban use of wild animals in entertainment

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NEWS

A local coalition, “End Circus Cruelty in Grand Rapids,” is seeking 5,000 signatures on their petition calling for an ordinance that would outlaw the use of wild animals for entertainment in both Grand Rapids and Walker.  The group...

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Circus career for long-time ringmaster more than pursuit of happiness

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 09-23-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"We're doing a disservice to ourselves with this new religion of happy," says Johnathan Lee Iverson, face and ringmaster of the Ringling Bros. Circus. He performs with animals and acrobats for thousands of viewers while wearing...

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Grand Rapids, it's time to send the circus packing

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under OPINION

As the city celebrates everything that is great about West Michigan during ArtPrize, a traveling sideshow of cruelty overshadows the festivities.   Elephants, lions and tigers are calling the Van Andel Arena parking lot home this week. Before...

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Save the Date for the Rock the Block Street Street Fair June 15th, 2013!

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 05-15-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s time to Rock the Block! Join LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. on Madison Avenue at Hall Street on June 15th, 2013 to celebrate community, culture and connection to opportunity! From 11am to 6pm the street will be filled with local food...

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The GAAH Press Club is flying high at the circus

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 10-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

For this article, the Press Club was asked to review their experience at the circus, as well as try to include researched background information about Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey.    Donny Age 12 It was September 1, 2012 (the date...

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