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  • René Dupéré, Composer

    René Dupéré, Composer

    Transcending geographic and stylistic boundaries, composer René Dupéré has sold over two million CDs worldwide. He composed the music for several of Cirque du Soleil's best selling productions and recordings, including Saltimbanco, Mystère and Alegría. After a ten year absence, Dupéré returned to the Cirque du Soleil fold with KÀ, which opened in February 2005 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.

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  • Cirque to Release KÀ Soundtrack

    Cirque to Release KÀ Soundtrack

    [On] October 18th, Cirque du Soleil Musique will announce the release of the KÀ soundtrack, its most ambitious musical project to date. while remaining firmly rooted in Cirque du Soleil musical tradition, the recording featuring a 57-piece symphony orchestra and 40-member choir creates a unique musical universe both epic and lyrical.

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  • A Review of KÀ Extreme

    A Review of KÀ Extreme

    “A Review of KÀ Extreme” By: Rich Alford – Seattle, Washington (USA) * * * When asked to review this DVD at first I was thrilled. As I started to actually write I found it was going to be much more difficult that I thought. I wanted to give a moment-by-moment description (almost a transcription) […]

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  • Clowing Around Pays!

    Clowing Around Pays!

    The Wall Street Journal takes notice when unusual occupations start turning into big bucks. And so it noticed -circus clowning! An article entitled, “The Power Clown” appeared on page D1 of the Friday, August 12 edition of the Journal. Written by Kelly Crow, the article discussed the new breed of “superstar clown,” the reasons star […]

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  • What’s up at CirqueClub – August 2005

    What’s up at CirqueClub – August 2005

    So much can happen when you take a break! Since our last installment, Cirque web sites have been very busy. In Cirque Club, reports from Saltimbanco’s “Eddy” and Dralion tour member Jeroen discuss returns to their home towns (Paris and Rotterdam, respectively). Setting up a Cirque tent site after a hurricane hits is well documented […]

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  • Jacques Méthé joins the Cirque

    Jacques Méthé joins the Cirque

    Éric Fournier, Senior Vice-President, New Ventures at Cirque du Soleil, is pleased to announce the arrival of Jacques Méthé as head of Cirque du Soleil Images. As General Manager, Mr. Méthé will manage all television, film and DVD projects for Cirque du Soleil. For the past thirty years, Mr. Méthé has actively taken part in […]

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  • Cirque Passionates at the IHQ

    Cirque Passionates at the IHQ

    The Internet Marketing team came up with an agenda for the day, including a tour of the Studio's lobby and cafeteria. In addition to discovering the International Headquarters, the super-fans were treated to a presentation by Michel Leblanc, Rigging Team Leader and a Cirquester since our beginnings, and Bernard Petiot, Vice-President of Artistic Products, who explained the process by which an athlete is transformed into a performance artist. Bernard was pleasantly surprised by the meeting, and says that he learned a lot from their impressions and comments. A happy meeting indeed!

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  • Cirque du 5K

    Cirque du 5K

    Cirque du Soleil hosts the fifth annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk at Paseo Verde Park in Henderson on Labor Day (Sept. 5). All proceeds from the event benefit the Center for Independent Living. Race-day registration begins at 6 a.m. with the 1 Mile Fun Walk starting […]

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  • It’s a Tough Job…

    It’s a Tough Job…

    The blurb on the plastic bag (that keeps prying hands from thumbing through the pages) proudly proclaims, "Stars of the hottest show in Vegas bare all!" The August, 2005 Playboy Magazine hit the stands recently, with a pictorial featuring some of the female (and male) stars of Zumanity within. While I myself am no expert on the subject of men's magazines, the duty fell to me. And with all the arguments of whether Playboy objectifies women acknowledged, we shall plunge ahead.

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  • An Eye on Cirque

    An Eye on Cirque

    On August 7, 2005, Cirque du Soleil was once again featured on the CBS News Evening Magazine, “60 Minutes”. Some of the more interesting pieces released in the transcript (which is available on the CBS News/60 Minutes website) are: – Today Cirque employs 3,000 employees worldwide. – 700-750 of the employees are performers. – There […]

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  • Cirque vs. Mark Brown

    Cirque vs. Mark Brown

    It's unfortunate that we must cover yet another lawsuit against Cirque du Soleil. Yet this lawsuit was quite different from those we've reported on in the past. It wasn't about trademark rights to the word "Cirque" or even about Discrimination, as in the 2003 case involving Matthew Cusick. This time Cirque du Soleil was dealing with a more fundamental problem: an injury - a catastrophic injury that had mostly incapacitated its victim. Who was he? What happened? Who was to blame? "Fascination!" reserves the right to hold its judgment; instead, we will present the facts of the case as detailed and let you decide who is at fau

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  • Filling Up La Nouba?

    Filling Up La Nouba?

    Disney is always pro-active in its promotional activities, often gobbling up dozens of website names way before it might ever want to use them. Jim Hill, who writes interesting articles about Disney over at, has taken to occasionally listing recent site acquisitions by the Disney Company. A few that struck our eye: — […]

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  • Who Knows, This Might Just be a Needed Skill!

    Who Knows, This Might Just be a Needed Skill!

    The Saturday, July 9 Dilbert had a funny payoff. Dilbert’s boss is pictured in the doctor’s office with his left arm crooked behind his left shoulder. The doctor sites it as a case of “Manager’s Elbow.” “It’s caused by patting yourself on the back and covering your butt at the same time,” he explains. His […]

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  • New Entertainment Complexes Announced!

    New Entertainment Complexes Announced!

    On June 22, 2005, Cirque du Soleil and Loto-Quebec announced a proposal to establish a world-class entertainment complex in Montreal. This announcement confirms years-old rumors about Cirque involving themselves in entertainment venues that would offer a wide range of entertainment options branded with Cirque du Soleil’s flair. The facts of this announcement are as follows: […]

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  • Final CD Reissues on their Way

    Final CD Reissues on their Way

    The final set of three “reissues” from Cirque du Soleil Musique are scheduled to hit US record stores on September 6 (and make their way to Canada on September 20). On that date you’ll be able to “complete your collection” with the CD’s from La Nouba, O, and Mystere (Live) – all sporting new graphics. […]

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