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UniverSoul Circus Returns with New Ringmasters

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UniverSoul Circus, whose HBO Special was nominated for an Emmy Award, has created a world all its own -- a family tradition like no other. It's a magical world of extreme bravado performances, song and dance, clowns, aerialists, elephants, acrobats and horses. Join the dynamic Ringmaster team of Shuckey Duckey and Patrice Lovely, (AKA Mabelle,) under the UniverSoul big top for the first time in Los Angeles, August 13-22.


Dallas native Shuckey Duckey is the Ringmaster with a stylistic flair all his own. Comedian by trade, Shuckey plays straight man to Mabelle's sustained craziness. Aside from keeping the show rolling with her high comedy antics, Miss Lovely, an acclaimed gospel singer in her own right, stands center ring for an unforgettable gospel finale. Hailing from Charlotte, NC, she has the distinction of being the first ever African American female Ringmaster.

"As we enter our second decade under the big top, we are fast becoming an annual event for entire families -- a tradition," said Cedric Walker, president and founder of UniverSoul Circus. "The music, the rhythm and energy are all a part of our unique brand of circus artistry. Our fans come back to our shows year after year because they want to be entertained and inspired. After all," Walker added. "We are America's Soul Inspiration."

For the eighth consecutive year, UniverSoul Circus enjoys the national sponsorship of Burger King Corporation. Its partnership with Burger King Corporation has enabled the circus to expand its community outreach efforts throughout the country. Burger King Corporation and the UniverSoul Circus, shares in the same commitment to community and family.

UniverSoul Circus, the only African American owned circus, provides a one-of-a-kind showplace for performers from around the world. UniverSoul is a blend of circus artistry and urban showmanship never before witnessed under the big top. In 2004, UniverSoul's two touring units will travel to 58 major markets throughout the United States. The Atlanta based circus is comprised of approximately 150 performers. The circus, dubbed "Cirque Du Soul" and "Hip Hop Under the Big Top" by the national media, will present 1,054 shows in 2004.

UniverSoul Circus features 14 acts from around the world:

Graciella “Single Trapeze Ring” Brazil

Caribbean Flava “Stilts/Limbo/Showgirls” Trinidad & Tobago

Cossacks “Thundering Horses” Russia

Anatolie “Acrobatic Bar Act” Russia

Magic Man “Disappearing Tigers” USA

Twisted Sistas “Multicultural Contortionist Quartet” Mongolia and South Africa

Willy Family “Salsa on the Highwire” Colombia, SA

Tyrone Taylor “Tiger and Elephant Presenter/Trainer” New York

Danise Payne “Female Clown” California

Onionhead “Male Clown” Florida

Wheel of Death “Giant Wheel Balancing Act” -- Colombia, SA and Dominican Republic

Pagoda Bowls “Chinese Contortion/Acrobatic Balancing Act” China

Lucky and Country “Acrobatic Hip Hop Dancers” Louisiana and South Africa

Jean Claude and Veronica “Silks Trapeze Duo” France and California

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0 # Reshonda Riley 2013-11-09 15:28
Every since we saw Mabel in macon ga in 2002 my family and I hv been in love...we don't attend any other circus performances. But I have been trying to get a video tape of a show you did in Macon Ga bk in 2010 where my daughter was called down to participate in the soul train line. She was the young girl was jumped in the air and did a split and the crowd went crazier than they already were. I want to buy on if u have it. Please let me know if u have it.
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