CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 27, 2011 /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. (Cox Charities provides grants through a competitive process to organizations supporting youth education initiatives in Virginia. To date Cox Charities has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to worthy organizations.)
Dubbed "Cox Charities Night at the Circus," this special show will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 4:30 p.m., at the Gallery at Military Circle Mall in Norfolk. UniverSoul Circus is donating $2.00 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 April 29 "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.
- Rahel of Ethiopia: the contortionist who will twist and turn her way into our hearts with a cutting edge presentation we like to call Pretty Girl Rocks.
- Russian Swing Act: performing incredible acrobatic feats from two pendulums that will blow your mind.
- Jorge Barreda's African Elephants: Well-trained elephants perform dance routines to some of today's biggest hits.
This is the third 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.
About Cox Communications
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About UniverSoul Circus
In 1994 Cedric Walker, founder and CEO of The UniverSoul Circus had a vision to explore various talents and present them under the big top. This dream became a reality and enthusiastic crowds all over the world caught on to the idea of a hip-hop inspired extravaganza, subsequently, influencing crowds for the last 17 years. This mixed show consists of professional acts from Asia, to Africa, to Europe, touring internationally in over 32 cities around the world. The UniverSoul Circus will appear in Hampton Roads starting on April 26 for a six day performance schedule as part of its 2011 national tour. The show will be located in Norfolk at the Gallery at Military Circle Mall under the big top in the parking lot.
SOURCE Cox Communications