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Band cues acts, adds excitement as clowns, ‘Dragons’ do their stuff

Circus coming with a fanfare

Wages Argott plays trumpet with one hand and conducts his small band with the other during a recent performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' "Dragons." Argott said musicians provide cues and set moods during the shows.
Wages Argott plays trumpet with one hand and conducts his small band with the other during a recent performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' "Dragons." Argott said musicians provide cues and set moods during the shows.
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Circus dragons aren’t going to make that much noise at the Times Union Center next week. Circus musicians will handle the chore. When elephants march, acrobats fly and Shaolin martial artists break wood and metal, Wages Argott and his band will provide aural thrills. “While the show itself is scripted and you have really dangerous stunts being performed, . . . you really have to have a live band to keep up with the kind of dynamic ...

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