KoZee attempts to remove a plunger from husband EZ’s head in one of the duo’s performances during the Kelly Miller Circus Monday, June 4 at the Hannibal Locks and Dam.Ringmaster Lamount doubles as The Human Volcano during the Kelly Miller Circus Monday, June 4 at the Hannibal Locks and Dam.Husband-and-wife team Mende and Zaiya from Mongolia wow the crowd with feats of agility and strength during the Kelly Miller Circus Monday, June 4 at the Hannibal Locks and Dam..Lamount “The Human Volcano” puts on a spectacular fire-breathing display during the Kelly Miller Circus Monday, June 4 at the Hannibal Locks and Dam.Area youngsters strive to be EZ’s assistant during the Kelly Miller Circus Monday, June 4 in Hannibal.Destiny Wise and Foster Wise-Smith of Woodsfield enjoy the Kelly Miller Circus Monday, June 4 in Hannibal.Acrobats dangle from ropes to the delight of the crowd Monday, June 4 during the Kelly Miller Circus in Hannibal.

Big top brings big smiles to Monroe County

“I’ve done everything else under the sun, but once I started entertainment, I never turned back.”

A toothy grin broke out on his sweat-glistened ebony face when Ringmaster Lamount “The Human Volcano” took a break after a dynamic fire-twirling dance to speak of his passion for taking the stage.

“I absolutely love it,” he said. “Out there I feel no pain.”

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