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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey return to Albany

ALBANY -- The Good Life City might seem like a circus next week as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey returns to Albany with its presentation of "Illuscination."

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday and also 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 3.

Tickets are $15 each, with VIP seats for $25 and VIP floor seats for $30. They are available at the Civic Center box office or through Ticketmaster.

As previously reported in The Herald, "Illuscination" will feature magician and illusionist David DaVinci performing illusions and death-defying feats.

According to Dean Kelly, who portrays the clown, "Dean of Dorks," "Illuscination" will also include such circus acts as an Italian clown, a lion act and trapeze artists, just to name a few. He pointed out that with the hour-long pre-show preceding each performance, audience members will get their money's worth.

"That's over three hours of entertainment," he said.

For more information, call (229) 430-1801 or (800) 745-3000 or visit www.Ringling.com.