Word on the Street 2-16-17

What are your thoughts on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Cir­cus com­ing to an end? 

What are your thoughts on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Cir­cus com­ing to an end? 

“I have many fond memor­ies from my child­hood. I’ll be a little sad to see it go be­cause of its (146-year) his­tory, but per­haps it’s time.”  

Kyle O’Con­nor,
300 block of Cross Street

“It was a nice tra­di­tion for fam­il­ies to ex­per­i­ence. I’m dis­ap­poin­ted that it’s end­ing. En­ter­tain­ment is chan­ging. Though,  I ad­mired the per­formers, es­pe­cially the trapeze acts.” 

Laura Hans,
1100 block of Rit­ner Street

“It’s sort of a by­gone style of en­ter­tain­ment. There are sim­il­ar shows that fo­cus on hu­man per­formers, like Cirque du Soleil, so that’s a plus. As far as the an­im­al ex­ploit­a­tion ele­ment, no, I’m not sad to see it go.”

Joseph Torres, 
Broad and Port­er streets 


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