Art: SPANGLES IN THE AIR

WINDING up a five-week stand in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden last week, Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey Circus was off for Boston on the first lap of its annual 10,000-mile tour. As always, the "Greatest Show on Earth" was jammed with enough clowns, animals and death-defying aerialists to bewilder the most attentive youngster in the audience. And, as always, the whole show sparkled with a brand-new spring outfit of costumes, scenery and floats. The man who dresses the circus anew each year, "from the sawdust up" (moss-green this year), is a mild-mannered,...

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