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Legislation #: 120717 Introduction Date: 8/2/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 8/2/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, SHARP, CURLS, JOHNSON, JAMES, JR., TAYLOR, GLOVER, CIRCO, WAGNER, FORD, DAVIS AND BROOKS
Title: Welcoming the UniverSoul Circus to Kansas City.

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8/1/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/2/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120717

 

Welcoming the UniverSoul Circus to Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, on August 1, 2012, the UniverSoul Circus held its opening night under the Big Top in Kansas City, Missouri’s Swope Park; and

 

WHEREAS, the UniverSoul Circus 2012 production entitled “US” will feature Shaolin Kung Fu acrobats from China, bone-breaking contortionists with a Hip-Hop flair from Guinea and hilarious acrobatic comedy from South Africa; and

 

WHEREAS, the UniverSoul Circus has made an investment in the youth of Kansas City by hosting a free Sneak-Peek at the Tony Aguirre Community Center and a Circus Camp at the Gregg Klice Community Center; and  

 

WHEREAS, the UniverSoul circus embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers; and

 

WHEREAS, the UniverSoul Circus is once again rated as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey and Cirque du Soleil; and

 

WHEREAS, the UniverSoul Circus’ fresh approach to family-friendly, live entertainment has earned it a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events; and

 

WHEREAS, the circus was founded in Atlanta by concert and theatre promoter, Cedric Walker and now in its 19th year, the circus will perform over 500 shows in 32 major markets; NOW THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY

That the Mayor and Council hereby welcome 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 Ben Johnson 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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