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  • Criss Angel Returned Saturday Night

    Criss Angel Returned Saturday Night

    “MindFreak Live!” performances resumed Saturday at the Luxor, a day after the show was abruptly canceled after magician Criss Angel faltered during one of his signature acts. Angel was evaluated overnight at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center and released Saturday morning.

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  • Kooza in 360° in Melbourne, Australia

    Kooza in 360° in Melbourne, Australia

    Inside the 'Kooza' bigtop performers talk us through their acrobatics at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • Statement Regarding March 10 Incident at Mindfreak LIVE

    Statement Regarding March 10 Incident at Mindfreak LIVE

    During Friday evening’s performance, while attempting his famed upside down straitjacket escape while suspended by his feet, he lost consciousness. He was lowered to the stage and rushed to the hospital where he was evaluated and released early this morning. Criss Angel is in good condition, and will continue his performances of Mindfreak LIVE tonight.

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  • TMZ: Criss Angel Rushed to Hospital! [UPDATED]

    TMZ: Criss Angel Rushed to Hospital! [UPDATED]

    Criss Angel was rushed to a Vegas ER Friday after passing out during his straight jacket act. Eyewitnesses say the show was canceled 10 minutes into the opening act ... after Criss dangled upside down in a straight jacket and attempted to escape. After spinning in vain for about 2 minutes, he was quickly lowered down and the curtain closed onstage.

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  • Aussie Laura Kmetko Still Leaping For Joy

    Aussie Laura Kmetko Still Leaping For Joy

    The flags of 18 countries fly outside the swirling blue and yellow 'Kooza' bigtop at Flemington racecourse, one for every nationality represented in Cirque du Soleil's cast. The Australian flag waves proudly among them thanks to the one and only local performer in the troupe, teeterboard flyer Laura Kmetko.

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  • Fabrice Lemire on Working with James Cameron

    Fabrice Lemire on Working with James Cameron

    Thirty-three years after its start in Montreal, it is now a new normal to see the colorfully acrobatic, atmospheric Cirque du Soleil and its multitude of themed productions. They occur so often, you can throw a rock and hit one. The plan, then, is to make them unique, with potential new partnerships like in the case of “Toruk: The First Flight,” which is based on the the James Cameron film “Avatar.”

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  • Cirque Resident Shows Division Receives USITT Award

    Cirque Resident Shows Division Receives USITT Award

    The Resident Shows Division of Cirque du Soleil received the Institute's highest honor, the USITT Award, at USITT 2017. The award recognizes a lifetime contribution to the performing arts and entertainment communities. It was presented at the 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo on March 8 in St. Louis, MO.

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  • Broadway World Gives PARAMOUR 2 1/2 Stars

    Broadway World Gives PARAMOUR 2 1/2 Stars

    Disney and Oprah have done it and, critics be damned, Marvel Comics has done it no less spectacularly. So after flirting with tent shows across the Hudson in the Meadowlands and tailoring shows for Madison Square Garden, it was inevitable that Montreal entertainment juggernaut Cirque du Soleil would make their own assault on Broadway, in hopes of a long-running megahit.

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  • Y&R Reminds Us That Cirque Performers Are People, Too

    Y&R Reminds Us That Cirque Performers Are People, Too

    Have you ever wondered how the insanely talented performers who make up Cirque du Soleil spend their down time when not getting new tattoos and exotic piercings? Agency of record Y&R gets right down to it in a new campaign promoting the French-speaking Canadian group’s popular Las Vegas shows O, Zumanity and KA.

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  • A Review of One Night for One Drop 5

    A Review of One Night for One Drop 5

    It’s 90 minutes of nonstop veteran circus acts and entertainment as daredevils dice with death, although the banana-chomping, mouth-tossing antics of the truly weird-and-unusual duo known as Daredevil Chickens provide outrageous, gross hilarity, quick clothes changes and near-nudity to take the edge off the white-knuckle, rollercoaster ride of amazing aerialists and acrobats.

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  • It’s Official: La Nouba’s Final Performance Dec 31, 2017

    It’s Official: La Nouba’s Final Performance Dec 31, 2017

    With over 8,500 performances to date, La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil has been a Disney Springs staple for nearly twenty years. Since its inception in late 1998, La Nouba has been seen by over 10 million guests and will continue to dazzle audiences with its breathtaking blend of daring acrobatics and dazzling choreography through 2017, with a final performance scheduled to take place on December 31, 2017.

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  • Michel Laprise on Soda Stereo Show Premiere

    Michel Laprise on Soda Stereo Show Premiere

    The Cirque du Soleil spectacular Sép7imo Día: No Descansaré premieres March 9 at Buenos Aires’ Luna Park stadium. It’s a huge show: after Sép7imo Día completes a three-month run of 5,000-capacity performances in Soda Stereo’s home town, a fleet of 20 trucks will carry the technical equipment for the tribute to the transcendent Argentine rock band -- which includes a custom crafted stage -- through Latin America.

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  • Cirque du Soleil, Crayola Experience team up for a month

    Cirque du Soleil, Crayola Experience team up for a month

    Crayola Experience and Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” are teaming up for a month at the Florida Mall attraction. Cirque Month Presented by La Nouba begins Saturday and runs through March 31. Visitors will be able to create “La Nouba” masks and airplanes, have faces painted and watch acrobats and musicians from the show in exclusive performances.

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  • iGotcha Media to Exhibit with LG Electronics Inc. Canada at DX3

    iGotcha Media to Exhibit with LG Electronics Inc. Canada at DX3

    iGotcha Media, an interactive agency specialized in delivering turnkey digital signage and interactive solutions, today announced that it will exhibit with long-standing partner LG Electronics Inc. Canada, at the upcoming DX3 conference, Canada’s leading technology, digital marketing and retail event.

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  • LVRJ: Q&A w/The Tenors – One Night & Beyond

    LVRJ: Q&A w/The Tenors – One Night & Beyond

    The Tenors are Las Vegas regulars. The award-winning Canadian vocal group first appeared in Cirque du Soleil’s annual “One Night for One Drop” at “Michael Jackson One” Theater at Mandalay Bay in 2014, and they’re back for the fifth installment Friday at “Zumanity” Theater at New York-New York.

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