Globetrotters can Barani on mini-tramp

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Remember the time Krusty bet on the Generals?

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The Generals actually beat the Globetrotters in the past. Nobody is sure whether it is 1, 3 or 6 wins. The ended a 2,495-game losing streak on January 5, 1971 in Martin, Tennessee, for example.

Le Reve, Vegas closing permanently

The cast and crew of “Le Reve” at Wynn Las Vegas have been informed the show is closing permanently. …

About 275 performers, musicians, technicians and ushers on the “Le Reve” team are out of work.

“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent physical distancing requirements for which an end date cannot be predicted, but are necessary to keep our guests safe, we have been forced to close …

Those staffers had been furloughed on May 29, with benefits extending through Aug. 31. Those benefits are still set to time out on that date.

Reportedly, there are no plans for the lavish Le Reve Theater, designed specifically for the show. The production had been held together under the hope that theater entertainment would open this fall.

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Zip Zap Circus, South Africa

Here’s an inspiring story about a terrific circus troupe from South Africa.

Phelelani Ndakrokra prefers not to talk about his past. But what the 23-year-old acrobat will say is that if he hadn’t joined the circus ten years ago, he’d probably either be dead or in prison by now. …

Today, Zip Zap receives funding from various donors, but receives around 40% of its revenue from ticket sales at its shows. (The loss of ticket revenue has been a blow, but a portion of the shortfall has been covered by ticket sales for online screenings of past shows.)

It has toured the world many times and entertained everyone from Mandela to Roger Federer. In 2016 they even performed for Barack Obama at the White House. Some of its performers have even gone on to world-famous circuses like the Cirque du Soleil. …

Phelelani Ndakrokra completes an aerial act at a Zip Zap circus show in Cape Town, South Africa.