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UniverSoul Circus ready to fly high for Memphis fans

  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
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The UniverSoul Circus is a family attraction that attendees most likely won’t forget. Ranked in the top 10 of Ticketmaster’s top 25 events, it is the only African-American circus in the world and the most requested family event in the United States.
With that in mind, lots of children and their parents in Memphis will be waiting for the UniverSoul Circus to pitch its big top tent at the Hickory Ridge Mall, 6075 Winchester Rd., for over-the-top, high-flying excitement the week of Aug. 26 – Sept. 1.
The UniverSoul Circus, born in 1994, is the brainchild of Cedric Walker, founder and president. During that time, Walker sought to create something different that would mesmerize an audience utilizing the specialized talent of African-American circus performers.
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The circus toured 10 cities in 1997, 19 in 1999, and 31 in 2000. By 2005, the circus expanded to 32 cities, including Memphis, an annual tour destination. The circus will move on to Detroit from Memphis, Sept. 4-14; and from Detroit to Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 17-21.
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“Our fans will witness dynamic young performers who combine the past with the future to create groundbreaking performance art that is unique in the circus world,” said Walker, who was quoted in a story about the circus in The Atlanta Daily World during the 2013 season.
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The fans in Memphis expect nothing but the best from the UniverSoul Circus. 
Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets and online at Ticketmaster.com

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