Marie Martin’s wistful toy piano rendition of Peppina’s “Beastly Beauty” has been accepted into the Internet Archive! The song was original part of the Hitrecord project, and our involvement there allowed us to use it as part of a contact juggling clown performance. It’s now a permanent part of our repertoire, and a slightly more permanent part of history thanks to archive.org accepting the upload.
Listen Now: https://archive.org/details/LaBelleEtLeBete
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The organization hosts a sanctuary for retired and rescued circus elephants, and allows groups to meet them up close. If you haven’t had the chance to get to know an elephant, we can’t recommend it enough!
My friend’s surprisingly wise child is four and a half.
I cannot be more grateful for the opportunity to have been interviewed as part of this collection of creative people in the North Texas area.
I do have a concern about these sorts of personality pieces, however.
They stress so much on “what I do/did” to get here.
The simple truth is that I’ve *none* of it alone. Every project is the result of a collaboration, a partnership, a deal made between passionate creatives wanting to make cool stuff happen.
One thing I’ve learned in this adventure is that there is no such thing as a soloist, and I’m the first to sing the praises of everyone who has helped me stand for a moment in the bright lights.
Sadly, a lot of those stories (and named mentions) didn’t make it to the final cut of the interview.
So, with that in mind, thank you for the help and enjoy *our* victory lap of the moment.
"Today we’d like to introduce you to Russ Sharek."
Check out this online interview with our boss clown!
Happy holidays from all of our Circus Freaks to yours!