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Scott Cain is an IJA Life Member, IJA Numbers Championships Co-Director, a former Numbers gold-medalist, Teams medalist as a member of Raising Cain, Musical Theater Critic for Talkin’ Broadway (Cincinnati/Dayton), and assistant curator/researcher for the Museum of Juggling History (www.jugglingmuseum.com). Scott is also currently an IJA Board Member. He and his family live in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA).
  • The Laziest Juggler – Tom Hearn

    Mar 20, 2017 No Comments

    As I’ve stated in the past, many of my research projects, which in turn become articles for eJuggle, are initiated purely out of curiosity.  I see something that is interesting about a long ago juggler that I’ve never heard of, and I want to learn more.  This was the case with I saw t...

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  • Jugglers In Love

    Feb 13, 2017 No Comments

    Over the past few months, my monthly eJuggle article has been connected to a holiday, and this month continues the trend.  For many people, February brings thoughts of Valentine’s Day, a day when much of the world recognizes the joys of love and when we celebrate those that we love romantically. ...

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  • Juggling New Year’s Hopes

    Jan 12, 2017 No Comments

    Happy New Year. This time of year, many people make resolutions – things they “promise” to do during the next twelve months. Non-jugglers make resolutions such as losing weight, getting in better shape, saving more money, or any number of other goals which usually take work. Jugglers likely ha...

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  • “Mystery” Vaudeville Jugglers – The Juggling Burkes, The Four Juggling Mortons, and The 3 Juggling Jordons

    Dec 30, 2016 No Comments

    Background As I mentioned in my article on The Tennis Trio back in September 2016, which can be found here, researching information on jugglers from the Vaudeville era can be quite challenging. At least with The Tennis Trio, I was able to find several photos and the names of the performers. My late...

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  • The Twelve Juggling Days Of Christmas

    Dec 21, 2016 No Comments

    I’m not sure how it is in other parts of the world, but in the USA, it seems like you can’t go anywhere without constantly hearing Christmas songs this time of year.  Don’t get me wrong, I love many of them, and certain ones, in certain situations, help to get me into the holiday spirit.  Un...

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    Young Juggling Stars of The Lone Star State

    Nov 23, 2016 No Comments

    Historically speaking, the state of Texas (United States of America) hasn’t really had a huge impact on the world of juggling, at least not for an area of its size. However, that may be changing. There’s no doubt that there are some very good jugglers there now (though many are not native Texan...

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  • Scott Cain – Updates on Previous eJuggle Articles

    Oct 17, 2016 No Comments

    For this month’s article, I thought I would do some follow-ups on my previous twenty articles.  I’ve been writing for eJuggle for just over a year and a half now.  I (usually) enjoy hearing from readers on my articles, some of which ask specifically for feedback, ideas, or assistance.  In som...

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  • The Tennis Trio

    Sep 06, 2016 No Comments

    Sometimes, doing research on a juggler or jugglers from long ago is just a matter of filling in the gaps.  Other times, it’s much more complicated, like putting together an oddly shaped jigsaw puzzle with no final version to guide you.  Add in the obstacles of pseudonyms, stage names, and perfo...

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  • Video Fun with Multiplexing and Juggling While Hula Hooping

    Aug 10, 2016 No Comments

    Sometimes, it’s fun just to share some videos that you’ve been impressed by over recent months.   This month, my article focuses on some videos demonstrating some outstanding accomplishments in two areas – multiplexing and juggling while hula hooping. Multiplexing Back in March 2016, Hans Ni...

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  • IJA FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS – Who Are Those People Helping Every Year at the IJA Fest?

    Jul 11, 2016 No Comments

    As I prepare to attend yet another IJA Festival / Convention at the end of the month, I think it’s appropriate to think about those wonderful people who make such an event run smoothly.  The IJA Festival is a carefully planned and executed week, much more so than most similar get-togeth...

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  • Jugglers – Where Are They Now? – Volume 3

    Jun 12, 2016 No Comments

    This is the third installment in a series where I try to provide updates on jugglers who were once in spotlight, either via the IJA conventions, performances, or otherwise, but who aren’t so much anymore.  As I did in the first two of these articles, which can be found here and here, I hope that...

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  • Collecting Juggling Memorabilia – Souvenir Programs

    May 07, 2016 No Comments

    There are a number of people, like my brother David Cain, who are into collecting juggling related memorabilia in a big way. David is one of a dozen or so collectors who have roomfuls of vintage props (many belonging to juggling icons of the past), photographs (many autographed), books, magazines, a...

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  • Willy Colombaioni – For The Record

    Apr 02, 2016 No Comments

    I must admit that until early 2015, I was not familiar with Willy Colombaioni, even though he’s been a professional juggler for a number of years. Like many readers, it wasn’t until he started posting videos of several new juggling records that I took proper notice. Willy’s accomp...

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  • Juggling Coaches

    Mar 14, 2016 No Comments

    As with many life skills, juggling can be learned by yourself if necessary, but it often helps to have a coach, mentor, teacher, or trainer.  These people can apply their knowledge, experience, and lessons learned to their student to increase or expedite success and improvement.  Coaches can help ...

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  • Juggling Masters – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    Feb 08, 2016 2 Comments

    With Luke Burrage having recently finished conducting and compiling his annual Top 40 Jugglers list (see video below), it got me thinking about jugglers from the past and who would make such an “all-time version” of the list. I spoke with my brother, noted juggling historian David Cain, ...

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  • Juggling in Fashion – The Changing Attire of Performers and Juggling Festival Attendees

    Jan 12, 2016 No Comments

    Juggling is such a visual art, and we usually focus on the props and the manipulation of those as an audience. However, the attire of the juggler themselves can also be quite reflective of the theme, performance style, or current fashions of the time period as well. Though it can’t ever be sai...

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  • (Way) Up In The Air – Juggling Pilots Of Yesteryear

    Dec 20, 2015 2 Comments

    Jugglers constantly seek to push the limits of gravity by controlling objects thrown into the air, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that several of them were early airplane pilots as well. Let’s take a look at a few of them. HAP HAZARD The idea for this article started when a saw a rough se...

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  • Juggling In Commercials

    Nov 19, 2015 1 Comment

    If you watch any TV at all that still includes commercials, you’re bound to see a lot of your fellow jugglers on the screen. If you watch very closely, you might notice that some of the jugglers are the same from commercial to commercial. I thought it might be fun to ask two of America’s leading...

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