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Goodbye to the 'Greatest Show on Earth': Ringling Bros. Hold Final Curtain Call
The iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will perform its final act on Sunday.
Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson is in his eighth edition of the Ringling Bros, he is the first African-American ringmaster in the show's history.
The self-proclaimed Greatest Show on Earth is ending their 146-year run with a final performance on May 21.
Left: Matthew Iverson plays a younger version of his father, Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson, and Adrianan Vassallo plays a younger version of her father, Davis Vassallo.
Right: Ashley Vargas hosts a pre-show before the ‘Out of This World’ performance of the Ringling Bros.
Members of the King Charles Troupe salute the crowd during the finale. The King Charles Troupe is the first African-American circus act in Ringling Bros. history, having debuted in 1969. The unicycle act plays basketball and even performs on ice during the show.
Big cat trainer Alexander Lacey comes from a family of animal trainers.
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