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Rookie clown coming to town

Ringling performer has fallen for life on the road

Genevieve Flati is a “First of May” or rookie clown with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus’ “Fully Charged” show comes to to the Times Union Center starting on Wednesday.
Genevieve Flati is a “First of May” or rookie clown with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus’ “Fully Charged” show comes to to the Times Union Center starting on Wednesday.
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The first of May is just around the corner. So is the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Genevieve Flati has been stuck on the “First of May” all year. “The first year, you’re called ‘First of May,’ like the month,” said Flati, a rookie clown with the famous traveling show. “In the olden days of the circus, that was the beginning of the circus season and you’d bring in all the new people ...


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