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2012-07-31 18:21:19

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® was written into the Guinness Book of World Records® with the Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight On Earth. A total of 714 participants in Dallas, Texas, entered the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Pie Fight Battlezone on AT&T Plaza in front of the American Airlines Center. The participants withstood 102 degree temperature Tuesday evening for the Guinness World Records attempt. To view...

2012-03-16 14:20:26

VIENNA, Va., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PETA's latest attempt to use a celebrity and edited years-old video, to distort Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's commitment to proper animal management and care is difficult to take seriously by a Federally licensed exhibitor. PETA, which tragically kills over 90 percent of the animals it "takes in," according to recently released statistics from the Virginia Department of Agriculture, is using our current tour in the New York City...

2011-12-06 08:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 22nd, the Winter Solstice, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will open its Skyspace, created by the internationally renowned artist, James Turrell. At more than 3,000 sq. ft. it is the largest Skyspace yet created, featuring a 24 ft. square aperture in the canopy 35 ft. above and a central colonnade composed of columns 20 ft. high. Located in the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Courtyard of the Ulla R. and...

2011-11-28 13:14:00

VIENNA, Va., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feld Entertainment, Inc. announced today an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that has resolved regulatory disputes associated with performing animals in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®( )Circus. Under the agreement, Feld Entertainment does not admit wrongdoing or any violation of USDA regulations. The company will pay a fine of $270,000 and put in place additional measures that will serve...

2011-11-02 11:57:00

VIENNA, Va., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The baseless legislation introduced today by Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) discriminatorily targets traveling circuses, including Representative Moran's own constituent Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the largest traveling circus in the United States. The bill is designed to censor entertainment and remove the right to let the American public choose for itself whether Ringling Bros. Circus, a 141-year old American...

2011-03-24 10:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steven High today was named executive director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, home to the Ca' d'Zan mansion, Museum of Art featuring a rare Old Masters collection, Circus Museum and Historic Asolo Theater. The announcement was made after Eric J. Barron, president of The Florida State University, approved his appointment by the Ringling Museum Board of Directors. (Photo:...

2009-09-17 09:13:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Despite a national flattening of college enrollment, a noted art and design school here is enrolling 11% more new students this term than last. Ringling College of Art and Design reports that 448 new students are beginning classes this term. The number compares with 403 a year ago. That's slightly more than an 11% increase. Total enrollment will exceed 1250, the college reports. Nationally, a survey reports that at 300 other non-profit,...

2009-03-27 08:36:00

SARASOTA, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ringling College of Art and Design today announced a strategic affiliation agreement with the International Center of Photography (ICP), which will provide select Ringling students an opportunity to study at the Manhattan-based ICP for one year, beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year. "Ringling College's affiliation with the International Center of Photography in New York City is an outstanding opportunity for the college, its students,...

2009-02-10 08:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, a major art and design college has decided that artists should also learn business. Ringling College of Art and Design, one of the half-dozen largest private art colleges in the country, launched a new BA program -- "The Business of Art & Design." Business is not the only new idea at the 100-building institution close to downtown Sarasota. The college is America's #1 in teaching computer animation. It has 10 million...

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2009-01-28 09:04:07

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation has announced the birth of its first calf born as a result of artificial insemination. Because the healthy male Asian elephant was born at the Virginia center Jan. 19 -- the eve of the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama -- he has been named Barack. The 250-pound calf is the first offspring for 14-year-old Bonnie, who also was born at the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation, and until recently was...