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Coney Island USA Benefit – Amazing Night for All!

[Translate] CONEY ISLAND USA BENEFIT SPECTACULAR The Great Fredini (Fred Kahl) and Coney Island USA founder/director Dick Zigun. Adam Bishop and Patrick David Wall Bambi The Mermaid and Chuck Varga Reverend Billy and his megaphone reached out to all those present Read the full article…

Ward Hall reflects on “The Greatest Show on Earth”

[Translate] (Originally published at WLRN.org on Feb 8th, 2017) This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the end of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus has a long rich history and a colorful past full Read the full article…

Harley Newman – ‘Extreme Stunt Master’ – An interview

[Translate] Vaudevisuals interview in 2 parts with Harley Newman. I thought it out and decided that 2017 needs a great start. So, I am reposting this great interview with ‘master stuntman’ and wonderful person Harley Newman. I caught up with Read the full article…

Glitter Gutter @ The Slipper Room – August 17, 2016

[Translate] The Slipper Room is a great performance space! Like a ‘speakeasy’ in the Lower East Side. Beautifully decorated and intimate as well. Most of the shows there are of a ‘burlesque’ nature. I was there on Wednesday and photographed the Read the full article…

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – August 1st, 2016 @ Dixon Place

[Translate] Great night of Variety Arts at Dixon Place! The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue The opening act (after Keith’s Chinese Yoyo act) was Maks Turner on aerial. Host Keith Nelson warms up the audience with his Yoyo ‘wind’. Therese Read the full article…

SUPERHUMAN: World’s Smallest People – A Documentary

January 12, 2016 // Comedy, Performing Arts, Sideshow, Women // No Comments

[Translate] Superhuman: World’s Smallest People For each of the captivating subjects in the breezily entertaining documentary Superhuman: World’s Smallest People, the true measurement of a person is more than just inches and pounds. It’s a formula built from equal parts Read the full article…

Ella Ewing – The Missouri Giantess

January 5, 2016 // American Circus, Sideshow, Women // No Comments

[Translate] Ella Ewing – Over 8′ Tall The custom built home of Ella Ewing featuring extra tall doorways, ceilings, and windows to accommodate better her height. Ewing initially disliked being gawked at, but decided that as it was unavoidable, she Read the full article…

“The Ride Inspector’s Nightmare” @ Coney Island USA thru Nov. 1st

[Translate] Created by Coney Island USA's own Dick Zigun. "The Ride Inspector's Nightmare" features Zero Boy, Alfie Bunz, Princess Pat, Patrick Salazar & Nati the Patchwork Girl. A roller coaster ride thru the mind and life of a Coney Island Read the full article…

Armitage Shanks sings at Hotel Tryst – July 14th, 2015 – @Coney Island USA

[Translate] Armitage Shanks belts out a strange but intoxicating song for those that were lucky to see him at Hotel Tryst on July 24th, 2015. HOTEL TRYST was a 2 day event hosted by the always surprising CONEY ISLAND USA. Read the full article…

Mermaid Parade @Coney Island USA – Saturday, June 20th, 2015

[Translate] The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer Read the full article…