Rockingham County Fair: Monkey Mania

Career Entertainer Found Fame With Cute Sidekick

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Posted: August 13, 2014

Django, a 23-year-old female capuchin monkey, shakes hands with Cathy Barb of Woodstock as Jerry “Monkey Man” Brown talks to Django at the Rockingham County Fair on Tuesday. Brown and Django have been performing in various acts for more than 20 years. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Jerry “Monkey Man” Brown shares the remainder of his soda with Django before performing at the Rockingham County Fair on Tuesday afternoon.
Jerry “Monkey Man” Brown performs for a growing crowd with his 23-year-old female capuchin counterpart, Django, at the Rockingham County Fair on Tuesday afternoon. A hit at county fairs, Brown is booked almost every day this month.

HARRISONBURG — Jerry Brown double majored in theater and visual arts in college.

He worked in repertory and experimental theater across the country. He helped produce shows.

He performs magic,…



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