The Tuesday, Feb. 28th, humanities performance at Coffeyville Community College promises to be hot as Rod Sipe takes the center stage at 10:30 a.m. in the Spencer/Rounds Theatre. The performances are free and the public is invited.
Sipe is a professional fire-eating magician, variety artist, circus/sideshow historian, and expert in outdoor entertainment. Highly respected in his field, Sipe is a multi-award winner who was showcased on the 2012 season of America's Got Talent and is the 2013 Close-up Magician of the Year.
Sipe owns a substantial collection of historical circus and sideshow memorabilia currently on display at the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum in Leavenworth, Kansas. Sipe grew up in a former circus winter quarters which influenced his career choice and continues to fuel his passion to preserve history and protect this lost art form from extinction through mentoring programs, speaking engagements, lectures and performances. He also owns and operates the World’s Only Traveling Sideshow Historical Museum featured in a forty-city tour with country artists Brooks and Dunn.
For more information about the humanities project, call 620-251-7700, ext. 2145 or 2038.