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  • Big Top Academy: Meet the Characters

    Big Top Academy: Meet the Characters

    As the young group of students at BIG TOP ACADEMY strive towards personal excellence, they learn to work as a team and transcend their own limits. Fast-paced and high-energy, the series tells the story of eight students – Nicholas, Maxwell, April, Phoenix, Chase, Ella, Celeste and Axel – who hail from different walks of life and have a variety of skills.

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  • “Big Top Academy”, the show, is about to start!

    “Big Top Academy”, the show, is about to start!

    Discovery Kids, the leading pay TV network for preschoolers in Latin America, and Cirque du Soleil Images, the multimedia production division of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, announced the October 15th premiere of “BIG TOP ACADEMY,” an original live-action kids series by Apartment 11 Productions in association with TVOkids.

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  • It Goes From Bad to Worse with Franco Dragone

    It Goes From Bad to Worse with Franco Dragone

    Franco Dragone, who became famous the world over with his Cirque du Soleil creations, is on the verge of bankruptcy. His real estate portfolio in Belgium has also been confiscated.

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  • Cirque prepares ground-breaking show in King Fahd Stadium

    Cirque prepares ground-breaking show in King Fahd Stadium

    To mark Saudi National Day on the 23rd of September, the General Entertainment Authority presents one of the largest custom-made events by the world-renowned company Cirque du Soleil, organized by MBC Group.

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  • Cirque du Soleil to mark Saudi National Day

    Cirque du Soleil to mark Saudi National Day

    To mark Saudi National Day on the 23rd of September, the General Entertainment Authority presents one of the largest custom-made events by the world-renowned company Cirque du Soleil, organized by MBC Group. The record-breaking performance – which will feature Cirque du Soleil’s largest number of circus artists ever assembled for a special event – will get underway in a visually stunning world to celebrate the 88th Saudi National Day and a future ‘Beyond the Horizon’.

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  • NFL Experience in Times Square to Close

    NFL Experience in Times Square to Close

    The NFL is sacking its own museum, as fan support was just lackluster. After just 10 months and only two weeks into the new season, the Times Square-based NFL Experience — a 40,000-square-foot attraction featuring a 4-D roller-coaster theater — is closing its doors on Sept. 30.

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  • LDI 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Jonathan Deans, Sound Designer

    LDI 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Jonathan Deans, Sound Designer

    As we gear up for the LDI Show, Live Design is profiling speakers in their Sound Tracks series of panels aimed at live sound engineers. This week they're pleased to introduce you to keynote speaker Jonathan Deans, who will be discussing the state of sound design.

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  • Meet CRYSTAL’s Madeline Stammen

    Meet CRYSTAL’s Madeline Stammen

    Illinois native Madeline Stammen, 24, began her competitive career at the age of 8. She excelled at ice dancing and freestyle skating at a highly competitive level until she was 18 years old. After competition, Stammen was hired for her first professional show on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines performing in shows on the ship’s ice rinks.

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  • Cirque introduces the Creative Team behind New Alegría

    Cirque introduces the Creative Team behind New Alegría

    Cirque du Soleil is happy to introduce the creative team behind Alegría – The Return of an Icon, a revisit of one of its most iconic productions, which won over more than 14 million spectators. Strongly inspired by the original spirit of Alegría, the creative team’s mission will be to touch today’s audience by bringing to the stage a renewed vision of the show.

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  • Laliberté to be taxed for $42M trip to space

    Laliberté to be taxed for $42M trip to space

    The founder of Cirque du Soleil will be forced to pay hefty taxes for a highly publicized trip to space he took nearly a decade ago after a judge refuted his claim that it was for business purposes. The Tax Court of Canada has ruled that the trip to outer space by billionaire Quebec businessman Guy Laliberte in 2009 was a taxable benefit.

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  • JOYÀ kicks off its Fifth Season with a Daring New Act

    JOYÀ kicks off its Fifth Season with a Daring New Act

    Vidanta Riviera Maya will celebrate the start of the fifth season of Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ on September 18 in the award-winning Cirque du Soleil Theater. In honor of the milestone, JOYÀ will introduce a one-of-a-kind flying trapeze act.

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  • Issue #176: SEP 2018

    Issue #176: SEP 2018

    This Month: It's a Slow News Month: Volta Experiences a Splash, BMG Founders Step Back, and more!

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  • New Highlights of BAZZAR!

    New Highlights of BAZZAR!

    Welcome to Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR, an eclectic lab of infinite creativity where a joyful troupe of acrobats, dancers and musicians craft an awe-inspiring spectacle. Lead by their maestro, they band together to invent a whimsical one-of-a-kind universe.

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  • “We’re Off and Running II, Part 1 of 4: The Company”

    “We’re Off and Running II, Part 1 of 4: The Company”

    In “We’re Off and Running”, the 16-part series that we concluded last month, Fascination! explored some of the first reviews, peeks, and evaluations of Cirque du Soleil’s touring shows (from Le Cirque Réinventé through to Varekai) as they took their first steps across North America. Sometimes the coverage was just a brief blurb about the […]

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  • Britain’s oldest clown, 86, says he will keep working until he dies

    Britain’s oldest clown, 86, says he will keep working until he dies

    In a career spreading joy across the world, Brian won fans among Hollywood’s greatest stars, coached acrobatics to Great Britain athletes and, most proudly, performed with his ­children Nicky and Sally. For the past 20 years he has starred as the mischievous Brian Le Petit in Cirque du Soleil’s show Mystere in Las Vegas. Recently he was honoured with a Las Vegas award for lifetime achievement, alongside Nicky.

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