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Last show for Ringling: Why it’s not really the end of the circus

On May 21 the circus long promoted as “The Greatest Show on Earth” is closing down with a final performance in Uniondale, N.Y. – attended by no small dose of bittersweet nostalgia from fans and the media. Richard Bukowski can tell you. To many, the demise of Ringling – a circus that defined the word for a century and half – seems unfathomable.
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