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  • Cirque Helps You Be Secure

    Cirque Helps You Be Secure

    In what sounds like a fun development, Las Vegas’ McCarran airport has filmed new “infomercials” designed to remind travelers about rules and regulations at the security checkpoints. And fittingly they star Las Vegas celebrities. Rita Rudner implores travelers not to crack jokes at the checkpoint, Lance Burton advises folks to empty their pockets of metal […]

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  • A Day at the Circus: Les  journées de la culture at TOHU

    A Day at the Circus: Les journées de la culture at TOHU

    Every year on the last weekend of September cultural institutions around the province of Québec open their doors for demonstrations, shows and tours as a part of the provincial government's Journées de la culture (Culture Days) initiative. This event provides fans of Cirque du Soleil the opportunity to make an annual pilgrimage to the international headquarters of the organization and tour the facilities where the magic is created, speak to employees who make the magic happen on a daily basis and watch upcoming artists in training.

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  • What’s up at CirqueClub – October 2004

    What’s up at CirqueClub – October 2004

    After a pause, Cirque Club returns to reporting with an article on the IHQ Open House during the Les Journees de la Culture in late September. The article includes 12 photos of characters, visitors, and kids in makeup applied by Cirque makeup artists (how cool is that?)! The Press Release section has been busy, starting […]

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  • Le Best Of… Now Available!

    Le Best Of… Now Available!

    It’s been rumored for months; Cirque du Soleil Musique has finally released Le Best of Cirque du Soleil, the 20th Anniversary compilation album. “Le Best Of consists of the better musical moments of Cirque du Soleil that have enchanted and enthralled audiences around the world. This compilation features 12 songs from the successful soundtracks of […]

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  • Cirque & The Beatles at the Mirage

    Cirque & The Beatles at the Mirage

    In the words of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté: “We want to bring the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock band of all time to create a single, simple statement of delight.” Cirque du Soleil, Apple Corps Ltd. and The Mirage announce a partnership […]

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  • KÀ — Duality in Motion, a Personal Q&A

    KÀ — Duality in Motion, a Personal Q&A

    Since September 15th, the day official word about Cirque's newest production KÀ (to be housed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas) was released there has been copious amounts of buzz regarding its announcement, in both media and fan circles. So much so that a plethora of questions has arisen regarding the production and sometimes those answers aren't forthcoming.

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  • I Hear a Young Minstrel Sing

    I Hear a Young Minstrel Sing

    This year, Cirque's contract with record company BMG Canada expired and the company is officially launching its own record label, "Cirque du Soleil Musique." The first ventures for the new label will be the re-release of soundtrack albums from many of their shows in a repackaged form branded with the new "Cirque du Soleil Musique" label.

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  • Soleil de Minuit – Redux

    Soleil de Minuit – Redux

    On September 30, 2004, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) aired a special encore presentation of Midnight Sun (Soleil de Minuit), the commemorative concert celebrating the joint anniversaries of Cirque du Soleil and the Festival Internationale de Jazz de Montréal that drew a record crowd of over 200,000 people to the streets of downtown Montreal in […]

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  • CirqueCon 2004: Spectacles Abound

    CirqueCon 2004: Spectacles Abound

    It's 6:30pm on Saturday, May 22nd and what a day it's been up to now. I started our drizzling morning down in Stanley Park, a large green center in Vancouver, with Keith, Lucy and the rest of his party, who wanted to take a horse and carriage ride around the park. I was certainly up for that; it actually turned out to be quite nice even in the rain. Getting a chance to see the skyline was great, as well as the totem poles Vancouver is so well known for.

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  • The Newest Cirque — KÀ!

    The Newest Cirque — KÀ!

    On September 15, 2004, the newest spectacle from Cirque du Soleil was revealed — KA. Since then, the media and fans have been abuzz with many questions as the media campaign is kicked off. Text from Cirque’s recent press release involving the show illuminates some of the better-hidden aspects of KA: KÀ combines acrobatic performances, […]

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  • Stepping Into the Light

    Stepping Into the Light

    After reading Keith's account of being picked from the audience at La Nouba to participate in the bike jump stunt (in last month's issue of Fascination!) I felt compelled to write about a couple of my own experiences "up close and personal" with Cirque du Soleil.

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  • What’s up at CirqueClub – September 2004

    What’s up at CirqueClub – September 2004

    Things have been busy over at Cirque’s Internet division. The “Ka” website has opened up (accessible off the main Cirque Club page) with photos, videos, even musical samples! Cirque claims it to be “highly interactive” so one should look through it with a keen eye. Some have complained that the site is slow to load […]

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  • More on the “Cirque Meets Beatles” Show

    More on the “Cirque Meets Beatles” Show

    Thanks to Timothy McDarrah, intrepid reporter for the Las Vegas Sun (and with the translating skills of fellow reporter Molly Ball), we have more to report on plans for the Beatles-inspired Cirque-produced show that will go into the Siegfried & Roy theater at The Mirage. Among other interesting tidbits, the article reveals that Dominic Champagne […]

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  • News on the Book Front

    News on the Book Front

    While we’re patiently waiting for the November release of the English translation of the “20 Years Under The Sun” book, the French-language version has already hit the stands. And in a sad note, we’ve been told by the publisher that an English-language translation of Jean Beaunoyer’s tell-all “Dans les coulisses du Cirque du Soleil” (Quebec […]

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  • The Bike Jump Story

    The Bike Jump Story

    Ever since the start of this humble fanzine we call Fascination!, there's a story I've been meaning to commit to paper. Now, for our third anniversary, here it is! -Keith J.

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