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New Circus Appearing in Louisiana 

Posted 9/22/2015 1:26:53 PM by Don Covington
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - West Monroe, Louisiana
Circus United, produced by Shane Johnson and Fletcher Runyan, is scheduled to appear in Louisiana in October.

Cirque Italia in North Carolina 

Posted 9/21/2015 9:54:18 PM by Don Covington
News from Wilmington Star News viewed 116 times

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Wilmington, North Carolina
Cirque Italia utilizes a European style format and features a water tank.

Former Instructor Will Attempt to Revive Circus School 

Posted 9/21/2015 9:45:43 PM by Don Covington
News from Portland Press Herald viewed 99 times

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Portland, Maine
An instructor at the now defunct Circus Conservatory of America says he will open his own circus school in Portland, Maine.

New Poetry Book Has Circus Theme 

Posted 9/19/2015 10:37:29 PM by Don Covington
News from Business Wire viewed 101 times

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - New York, New York
A new poetry book for children examines the circus as seen through the eyes of the cookhouse chef.

National Geographic Focuses on Circus Elephants 

Posted 9/17/2015 11:48:04 AM by Don Covington
News from National Geographic viewed 177 times

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - Polk City, Florida
National Geographic magazine explores Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey's motives for retiring its elephants

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The Purpose of the Circus Fans Association of America is:

  • Education & Understanding - To provide educational resources related the circus. To promote an understanding and appreciation of the art of the circus.
  • Communication  - To be a point of contact between the people of the circus, artists or executives, and the outside world.
  • Support - To help ensure the Circus will continue to exist among us as a social, educational and recreational art form. Visit our Calendar page to view support events..
  • Preservation- The National Circus Preservation Society (NCPS) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization affiliated with CFA. Its main goal is to develop, promote, and advance information and knowledge for a better understanding of the American Circus, and to preserve the circus as part of
    American history.
  • Publishing - CFA has been publishing The White Tops, the official magazine of the CFA, since 1928.


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