From The Massive Top Into The Massive Global

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From The Big Top Into The Big World: A Ringling Ringmaster’s Final BowEnlarge this image toggle caption Marian Carrasquero/NPR Marian Carrasquero/NPRThe Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been entertaining audiences for a long time.
During the circus’ recent slate of shows in Virginia, Iverson let NPR into his world.
In his nearly 20-year career with the circus, Iverson married a fellow performer — a Brazilian dancer turned production manager — and raised two children while traveling from city to city on the circus train.
Its history goes back 146 years — to about the time when professional baseball emerged and before Coca-Cola was invented.

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