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Old Scratch Revival Singers & the Secret Circus @ White Lightning 7/26/10

I had no idea what I was in for when I showed up to the midnight show at the White Lightning Wherehouse under a full moon last night. I knew this much: Old Scratch was performing along with the amazing, ever-changing lineup of Cirque Stupendo. I stepped into the Wherehouse to find Old Scratch bathed in green light, making their painted faces seem eerily inhuman…

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Iowa City Weekender: April 8-11

Ever wish Iowa City would slow down, just for 2 seconds so you could… Wait, what would you do?  Relax on one of her many patios?  Perhaps chillax, at College Green Park, where you are likely to catch Cirque Stupendo practicing their juggling?  Maybe pick up a copy of the latest Little Village and muse […]

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Les Dames du Burlesque with Cirque Stupendo

Even the word coming off of someone’s lips in a casual conversation–burlesque–drips like satin off the shoulder.  Its an old fashioned word, one that my Nana would have used only in one of her raciest jokes to her closest girlfriends.  Somehow through its mythology I only had a vague notion of this kind of performance. […]

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