Franco and Brian Dube have teamed up to contribute to the
world of juggling knowledge. Dube
has published a Franco book and plans to
release a videotape on the life story of Franco's mentor, Bobby May.
Produced by Stuart Lippe, the film includes rare footage. One old
Vitafone film Franco recovered shows May playing a soda jerk who
ends up juggling for his customers. There's also an old interview
with May and a video tour through the May photo collection. Franco
was playing the Atlantis Hotel in
MaBery has juggled at renaissance festivals in
, recently. He is currently working in
on a local cable television program that will highlight the talents
of variety artists. Noted guests so far have induded juggler Bryan
Wendling and physical comedians, The Abbotts of Unreason.
Severini, special projects manager with Ringling Brothers,
invites jugglers to contact him concerning work in commercials and
festivals. Send your resume and a video to him c/o Ringling
Kremo celebrated his 10th year of work at the Stardust Hotel in
by taking a six-week vacation. He began working there Dec. 23, 1977,
and continues to this day. Part of his vacation was spent in
, where he juggled in a big annual holiday show, "Menschen
TiereSensationen." He has added a new wrinkle to
his cigar box manipulation this year actualIy toss juggling the
boxes in four different balI patterns. He said, "It doesn't
impress the audience, but it impresses me. They're awkward and it's
pretty hard!" Kremo, a fourth generation performer, will play a
part in a documentary movie on circus families to be shot in
this year. A private circus collector has also compiled a Kremo
memorabilia collection for exhibit in
's KunsthalIe this spring.
is catching" in
, says Franklin Hargraves. "Juggleknots," as he
bills his act, will be teaching a two-day course to summer program
supervisors later this year so they can pass it on through
recreational programs in their own communities.
and Robyn Jordan announce the birth of twin baby jugglers -
Joseph Jr. and Christopher - on Oct. 7, 1987. "They're not
passing clubs yet, but they're as long as one," says the proud
father. Dad also proudly reports he is able to do seven flying discs
in one hand now!
Wenzel of Irving,
, took his juggling on stage. He was featured with the Dallas
Opera in its production last spring of "A Turk in
. " Wenzel has been juggling professionally for four
years, and meets with the
Lucas joggled his second marathon on Nov. 1 in
New York City
. His time of 3:58.43 was slightly better than his first
attempt, but he said the thick crowd of 23,000 runners was a
severe hindrance. His effort was chronicled by ABC Sports
several times in their telecast of the event, including an
"up close and personal" segment.
planned to juggle on ice skates in Garmish, W.
, after Christmas in a fund-raising performance for the
American and W. German Olympic ice skating teams. He said he
would then return to
, to practice more joggling and numbers juggling. He hopes to
set Guinness records for juggling 11 balls, 9 clubs and 14
rings this year.