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Legislation #: 050926 Introduction Date: 7/28/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES
Title: Welcoming the UniverSoul Circus to Kansas City.

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7/28/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/28/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 050926

 

Welcoming the UniverSoul Circus to Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, once again, the City of Kansas City, Missouri bids a warm welcome to the UniverSoul Circus and Ringmaster Casual Cal; and

 

WHEREAS, the concept for the UniverSoul Circus was initiated by Cedric Walker, founder and president, in 1993. Although few shared his vision or appreciated his creativity, he persevered, and in 1994, Hip Hop under the Big Top took place in Atlantas Fulton County Stadium. In a few years, the circus tour had grown to ten cities, then nineteen cities, and in 2001 it made its first international trip. Since then, the circus has known nothing but success; and

 

WHEREAS, the cast of this remarkable circus includes ballerinas, musicians, stilt dancers, horse tricks, acrobatic hip hop dancers, contortionists, high wire artists, and many moreand dont forget the UniverSoul elephants! No circus is complete without elephants, and the UniverSoul Circus has three of them along with 55 other performers; and

 

WHEREAS, ringmaster for the circus this year is Shuckey Duckey, who will be joined by old favorite Onionhead, and Topeka, Kansas native LaTanya Peoples, along with all the other performers from around the world; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby welcome the UniverSoul Circus to Kansas City; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Cedric Walker with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the entertainment they have brought to Kansas City.

 

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