May 1, 2016 centsablesteals

My family and I had the opportunity to attend this year’s Georgia Renaissance Festival, in Fairburn, GA. As a child I can always remember my Mom taking my sister and I to historical sites around the southern states. I was so excited for the opportunity to step back into the Renaissance era. Be prepared to walk! This festival is more popular than I expected and parking distance was more than a hop and skip from the entrance but definitely worth the walk. Once you reach the main entrance you are greeted by what I will refer to as jesters. The…

April 7, 2016 centsablesteals

In 1982, a troupe of young street performers founded by Gilles STE-Croix mixed with the crowd of tourists, artists and collectors in Baie-Saint-Paul, the mecca for Quebec painters. They formed The High Heels Club. Walking on stilts, the entertainers juggled and breathed fire. Inspired by the vacationers’ obvious delight, the performers organized the Baie-Saint-Paul entertainers’ festival, where the public witnessed the beginnings of what would soon become The Cirque Du Soleil. Cirque Du Soleil gave new meaning to the term “circus.” The show creates a striking, dramatic mix of the circus arts (minus animals) and street performance featuring wild, outrageous…