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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Mayor Brown Recognized UniverSOUL Circus For Years Of Family Entertainment


Buffalo, NY (8/15/18) – Mayor Byron W. Brown, joined by dozens of Reading Rules! Summer Reading Champions, today marked the 25th Anniversary of The UniverSoul Circus by taking part in a ceremonial proclamation celebration  under  the  Big  Top.  Mayor  Brown  proclaimed  today,  August  15th,  2018,  as UniverSoul Circus Day in the City of Buffalo. The troupe has once again brought their world-class entertainment to Buffalo, this time hosting city youth who participated in Mayor Brown’s summer reading program called, Reading Rules! Mayor Byron W. Brown’s Summer Reading Challenge.

“Congratulations to the UniverSoul Circus on its 25 years of capturing the hearts and imaginations of children and families everywhere,” said Mayor Brown. “I also wanted to recognize Cedric Walker, Founder and CEO of UniverSoul, for his leadership and inspiring vision to create a production that showcases tremendous creativity and diversity for its viewers.”

UniverSoul Circus, under the direction of Cedric Walker, Founder and CEO of the group, started putting smiles on people’s faces in 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia. The historic first show was called “The Universal  Big Top Circus,” and took place in the parking lot of Fulton County Stadium. Since then, the circus has expanded and has brought entertainment to families from coast to coast. Throughout their 25 years, the circus has put on over 14,000 shows nationwide, captivating over 25 million people with their fun and family friendly productions.

This year, UniverSoul Circus teamed up with Mayor Brown to provide dozens of Reading Rules! Champions with an opportunity to see these incredible artists from around the world perform. UniverSoul Circus shares in Mayor Brown’s vision to provide opportunity for all through this and many of their other initiatives. The rest of the public can continue to enjoy UniverSoul’s world-class entertainment through August 19th at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.

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