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Thousands gathered Nov. 29 amid the glittering lights of Tempe’s Mill Avenue District for the 19th annual Fantasy of Lights Parade, presented by Wells Fargo. Floats, balloons, clowns and marching bands proceeded down Mill Avenue to Centerpoint Plaza, where the holiday tree was lit and Santa Claus visited with children. [Photos by Tim Hacker/Tribune]
If you're thinking of making this year's Halloween costume yourself, you can stick with simple or go Hollywood pro. Neither has to take much time or money, and either can create a convincing costume, whether you're looking to draw guffaws, shrieks or admiring nods.
Every time I hear Sen. John McCain talking about border security I picture him strolling along the
“Boy the left sure has thin skin, they are coming unglued over a rodeo clown making fun of Obama! After all it was the left that constantly made fun of George Bush, they called him everything but a white man. If anyone deserves ridicule it is Obama. He throws a baseball like a girl, I have seen better golf swings on 90-year-old men, and his policies have wrecked the economy!“
22nd annual El Zaribah Shriners Cornfest
It’s not impossible to find a corn festival this time of year, but most are a considerable drive away and take place beneath the unforgiving summer sun. This one, put on by the Shriners in Phoenix, is housed in an air-conditioned auditorium, where you’ll find more than 60 arts and crafts vendors, face-painting, balloon animals and clowns to entertain the kids, and mountains of super-sweet white corn on the cob brought in from the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley. [More on next slide ...]
Every summer, the pine-shaded town of Payson celebrates a rodeo that started back in 1884 and has run continuously every year since. A local point of pride on the Rim, it’s a chance for us city dwellers to rub shoulders with real cowboys and cowgirls while bull riders, steer wrestlers, bronc riders, specialty acts and colorful clowns entertain in a rollicking two-hour show.
A dance with a live band follows the Friday- and Saturday-night rodeos; admission is free with your rodeo ticket. A rodeo parade takes place 9 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. Saturday night is Patriot Night, honoring fallen, wounded and returning veterans with the Marine Corps Mounted Honor Guard. [More details on next slide ...]
Maybe Vera Farmiga unwittingly scratched a bug bite and left three claw marks on her thigh.
What is the job of a rodeo clown? Jump out and distract a raging bull from goring the fallen young fool who tried to ride him. They trick the bull into charging aimlessly about until the ring is cleared and danger averted. Compare these clowns to the ones who write to newspapers with silly analogies and diversions from the issue of universal background checks for gun purchases. What would be the difference?
Feeling like you should do something for St. Patrick’s Day but missed Saturday’s downtown parade or don’t fancy a drive all the way to Fountain Hills for a spray of green water?
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Sometimes, something’s so bad you can’t help but watch. Take any number of reality or competition TV shows, or highlight reels of grotesque sports injuries that should make your stomach turn but instead have you rewinding to watch again in slow motion.
Last month, we were all headed to the mall to see Santa Claus. This month, we can catch jugglers, acrobats, trapeze artists and stunt men there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The difference between owning a ferret in Hawaii and one in Pennsylvania can be up to three years in jail — and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
Christmas is a time for keeping long-standing family traditions. The Zoppé Family has been keeping theirs for almost 200 years.
An East Valley holiday tradition, this Italian family circus brings its one-ring show to Chandler, where you’ll see acrobats, equestrians, canines and clowns put on a show suited for all ages.
Through Dec. 24
Martin Taylor’s email is said in jest, but sums up life in his Chandler family’s home very well: “Sorry we haven’t been in touch. It’s a circus around here.”
The class clown inside A.J. Thigpen will never disappear. It’s been there since grade school, and part of his makeup. He still pulls occasional pranks.
The 1915 fire truck with the APS Clown unit
Remember a year ago, when the circus came to TV?
What happens when your marriage is founded on your mutual love of getting drunk together? What ensues when one spouse decides that it’s finally time to sober up? These are just a couple questions raised by “Smashed”, a new comedy-drama film opening at Harkins Camelview 5 this weekend.
Creators of the legendary The Nest haunted house unveiled the world’s first integration of social media and scare tactics for a personalized fear experience. Using a program that combines Facebook Connect and RFID tracking technology, guests are given the option to sign in and get a credential badge to wear through the haunted house.
Football games and awkward dances, late-night gabfests at the local diner and tentative first kisses — they're all there over the course of a school year in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."
Every time Karl Sup of Mesa is in Detroit for business, he stops by the black granite memorial near Interstate 94 and Middle Belt Road in Romulus, Mich. He’s there to remember a friend whose name is etched alongside with 155 others.
Whoever has the most laughs wins at Arizona’s stand-up competition, hosted by Tony Vicich of Phoenix Comedy Schools, and featuring up-and-coming local comedians.