"Cox Charities Night at the UniverSoul Circus" Being held on June 1 at 4:30 p.m.
CHESAPEAKE, Va., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and the UniverSoul Circus have once again teamed up to create a special performance to benefit Cox Communications of Virginia's philanthropic initiative Cox Charities.
Dubbed "Cox Charities Night at the Circus," this special show will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., at the Gallery at Military Circle Mall in Norfolk. UniverSoul Circus is donating $2.50 from every ticket sold to this particular performance to Cox Charities. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hampton Roads are key partners of Cox and will be major participants in the April 29 show.
The June 1 "Cox Charities Night at the Circus" will feature many new acts from around the world and a couple of popular favorites. The show will also feature among the many talents the following:
- Onionhead the Clown: the signature clown of UniverSoul Circus and a crowd favorite.
- Jean Claude and Tatiana Oliviera: Jean-Claude is renowned for his athletic prowess on the straps, an aerial apparatus suspended nearly 20 feet above the ring.
- Shaolin Warriors Acrobatic Kung Fu: Menacing in their power and extreme concentration, they show no fear. With eight members, ranging in age from 18 to 22, the Warriors are trained professionals in the art of Kung Fu in the ancient Shaolin tradition.
- Tigers: It takes an amazing amount of bravery and gumption to think you can enter a closed cage with a pride of tigers. Chino Ramos does it on a daily basis.
"We are a circus with a rhythm and beat all our own," said UniverSoul Circus Founder and CEO Cedric Walker. "We will always produce a show filled with soul and hip hop music, and we will always feature only the most dynamic performers from around the world. It doesn't matter if you're an urbanite or a suburbanite, old school or new school, generation X or Y, pre-school, high school or grad school – I strongly believe everyone will find something to enjoy at our show."
This is the fourth consecutive year of the partnership between Cox and the UniverSoul Circus, with proceeds being donated to Cox Charities. Earlier this year Cox Charities awarded grants to nine local youth organizations in Virginia who are doing great things in furthering the academic achievement and development of young people. "Cox truly appreciates the ability to partner with great organizations like the UniverSoul Circus. We love the fact that this event gives us the ability to highlight diversity and benefit our local partners like the Boys & Girls Clubs" states Gary McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cox Virginia.
For more information on The UniverSoul Circus can be found at www.universoulcircus.com. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000. More information on Cox Charities can be found at www.coxcharities.org.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
About UniverSoul Circus
UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey and Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul's fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has garnered it a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster's top ten most requested family events, along with other shows including Sesame Street Live, Disney on Ice, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The UniverSoul Circus will appear in Hampton Roads starting on May 29 for a six day performance schedule as part of its 2012 national tour. The show will be located in Norfolk at the Gallery at Military Circle Mall under the big top in the parking lot.
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