The Ringling Archives received a grant to digitize circus route books, dating from 1842-1969. Only 400 circus route books are known to exist. Similar to yearbooks, route books contain information about people and events from the show's season.
Whether you loved the new Star Wars film or found it a bit flawed, there is no doubt that December 2015 was devoted to droids, lightsabers, and the return of an Empire, George Lucas’ Empire that is. The addition to the epic space saga may not have been everyone’s cup of whatever they serve at the Mos Eisley Cantina, but you can’t argue that the movie has been a global phenomenon breaking opening weekend records.
According to Beyoncé, Girls run the world! Known for her powerful lyrics many of the singers hit songs are filled with female empowerment, reminding listeners that women are self-reliant, ambitious, assertive, and well just plain strong.
Did you see the Academy Award-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire”? If so, you probably remember the closing scene, when the entire cast meets on a train platform and dances to the featured song, Jai Ho! Maybe you even got up and joined in on the festivities before the credits began to roll. Although made by a British director, this romantic drama was influenced by India’s Bollywood films and included several well-known Bollywood actors in the cast.