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Cirque Italia delights audience; continues today and Sunday
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Emiliano and Max Fusco perform a juggling act at Cirque Italia, the Water Circus, in Gainesville on Friday, April 17, 2015. Cirque Italia is an Italian entertainment company that brings European style performance. - photo by Erin O. Smith

Aerial acts, optical illusions, musical clowns and a mermaid delighted the audience Friday at Cirque Italia, a European-style circus performance over a stage holding 35,000 gallons of water.

Performances continue this weekend at the tent set up at 2293 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. Show times are 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 to $50. For more information, visit or call 941-704-8572.