Cotton McAloon Obituary

The juggling world has lost one of it’s most colorful characters. Cotton McAloon passed away on April 10th, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. He was born November 6, 1965 in California (USA) to a mathematician father and artist mother. The family moved to France when Cotton was young. He spoke five European languages and was known for his high energy performances, …

The Props of Ernest Montego in the Museum of Juggling History

Ernest Montego (1936 – 2016) was the first juggler I ever saw after learning to juggle and has been my favorite juggler ever since. I eventually got to meet him and later got to know him and his wonderful wife Lorena over Facebook and Skype. Unfortunately, Ernest passed away in 2016. Ernest Montego and David Cain Lorena and Ernest Ernest …

eJuggle 4 Club 30-Second Routine Competition – The Results

In the late 2000s, Anthony Gatto created a series of challenges where jugglers could create 30-second-long videos of themselves performing an unedited routine using a number and type of prop specified by Anthony. All of the videos had to be placed online by a certain date and then jugglers could vote on which video they thought was the best. The …

Four Jugglers With Physical Disabilities

Unknown Juggler with no legs (Courtesy of Michelle Gerdes) Juggling is a skill that is difficult for many people who don’t have a physical disability. Therefore, jugglers who have such disabilities stand out even more. Let’s take a look at four performing jugglers who developed their juggling skills despite a serious physical disability. John P. Thomas John P. Thomas was …

Steve Rawlings Interview

Steve Rawlings is a highly successful British comedy juggler. David Cain interviewed him so that we can all get to know him and his work better. DC: Would you please tell our readers a bit about yourself apart from your juggling? (Family, hobbies, etc.) SR: I married my amazing wife Rita 36 years ago, just before I started performing for …

Rostando

Rostando was the stage name of José Perez, a Spanish juggler who had originally been a part of his family’s famous restaurant juggling act, The Perezoffs. The Perezoffs, also known as the Charles Perezoff Company, were started by brothers Charles, José, and Francisco Perez in 1904. In the restaurant act, he played the part of young waiter, doing so in …

Time Traveling to See The Juggling Masters

In the new book 200 Historical Jugglers Every Juggler Should Know, written by me and my brother Scott Cain, we took on the difficult challenge of choosing thirty jugglers to be part of a chapter called The Masters. Like all of the jugglers in our book, a juggler had to have started their juggling career by 1994, so many of …

Indigenous North American Jugglers of the Late 1800s

During the late 1800s, performers from many cultures gained fame for their juggling feats. Represented in this array of performers were a few indigenous North American jugglers of whom we know. Uncle Beaver Uncle Beaver was the stage name of James Beaver, who was named for the Beavers Corner community at Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Canada. …

Stu Raynolds Obituary

We are sad to report that well-known juggler and prop maker Stu Raynolds passed away on February 17, 2020. Stuart Raynolds was born in 1927 in Chicago, Illinois (USA), the son of Harold Raynolds Senior and Dorothy Raynolds. He was a very strong technical juggler, and attended the first IJA Convention in 1948, shortly after finishing up his service in …