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“The strange family circus is KILLING it x” Shirley Manson of Garbage during their 2012 world tour.

The Strange Family Circus partnered with the Office of the Mayor of Phoenix Phil Gordon and the Downtown Phoenix Partnership to help establish the Copper Square Street Entertainment Program in 2005. With the same public/private support, they spearheaded the popular autumn event Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts.


As “Mother Fakir,” Sahar Mitchell Strange became the first African American woman to have a speaking role in an American circus sideshow while working in New York in 2003. Stephen received the honor of “Parlor Magician of the Year” and “President’s Choice Award” from the Tucson Chapter of the Society of American Magicians in 2014.

Strange Family Circus have appeared in The Arizona Republic, The Phoenix New Times, Get Out Magazine, Java Magazine, 944 Magazine, Desert Living Magazine, The Tucson Weekly, The Los Angeles Times and Brooklyn Bay News. They have received several New Times' “Best of Phoenix” Awards, and in 2017 was acclaimed "Best Local Circus Freaks" by the Tucson Weekly's "Best of Tucson."

"Strange Family Circus puts on one hell of a show…” 944 Magazine


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