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  • Issue #148: May 2016

    Issue #148: May 2016

    This Month: Paramour meets the Passionates (and has great returns), a blogger goes to JOYA, Cirque closes Zarkana, and we collect all the news that's fit to print. And more!

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  • Mindfreak Live Delayed!

    Mindfreak Live Delayed!

    Wednesday’s start of previews for Criss Angel’s new “Mindfreak Live!” at the Luxor will require a little more time. Clark County fire and engineering officials are still pouring over the Luxor stage to ensure that all safety measures are in place before they issue permits to allow insurance coverage in place. Cirque du Soleil hopes that it will receive a sign-off this week to announce the new start of previews.

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  • CirqueCast, Episode #3: Soundtrack, Premieres, and Souvenirs

    CirqueCast, Episode #3: Soundtrack, Premieres, and Souvenirs

    In this episode we discuss the newly announced SCALADA - Vision, Paramour's Media Day, and the newest Cirque du Soleil show to premiere - LUZIA, as well as all the news from the month of April!

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  • Mexican government commits $47 million to Cirque du Soleil

    Mexican government commits $47 million to Cirque du Soleil

    The government of Mexico will invest $47.7 million dollars over the next five years to fund a new Cirque du Soleil show. In a move to promote Mexico’s culture, history and music, the Mexican government has agreed to fund the live performance company’s latest show, Luzia. Mexico’s secretary of tourism, Enrique de la Madrid, says the show is expected to cover 450 cities around the world over the next 7 years.

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  • Montreal Gazette: Luzia unveils a Mexican dreamscape

    Montreal Gazette: Luzia unveils a Mexican dreamscape

    The smell of popcorn hangs in the air. A clown parachutes into the big top, turns a giant key et voilà: a new world is revealed, one populated by giant butterflies, hoop-jumping hummingbirds and a garden of real marigolds tended to by tin robots. Welcome to Cirque du Soleil’s vibrant new big-top show, Luzia.

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  • BLOOMBERG: Criss Angel’s Magical $70 Million Profit Machine

    BLOOMBERG: Criss Angel’s Magical $70 Million Profit Machine

    Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, aka Criss Angel, the biggest name in Las Vegas magic, lives in the desert foothills 20 minutes from the Strip in a $22 million, 25,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate he calls Serenity. The 48-year-old illusionist, instantly recognizable to fans for his black eyeliner, spiky black hair, and heavy-metal jewelry, parks his Rolls-Royce Phantom, Lamborghini Murciélago, and Cadillac Escalade out front.

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  • Two Grupo Vidanta properties added to RCI and The Registry Collection programme

    Two Grupo Vidanta properties added to RCI and The Registry Collection programme

    RCI and The Registry Collection Program Members Can Experience Cirque du Soleil like Never Before through Two New Properties from Grupo Vidanta -- Opening in 2018 in Nuevo Vallarta, the properties offer access to a theme park created by visionaries in both the entertainment and hospitality worlds!

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  • Globe and Mail: Luzia is a magical Mexican spectacle

    Globe and Mail: Luzia is a magical Mexican spectacle

    Who else but Cirque du Soleil would cast a performer as a demigod and a cockroach in the same show? Those are just two of the roles taken by Benjamin Courtenay in the Cirque’s new Mexican-themed spectacle Luzia, which opens in Montreal on Wednesday after two weeks of previews.

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  • Dessy Di Lauro, Ric’key Pageot Debut as New Music Duo with ‘Hotel Cafe’ Residency

    Dessy Di Lauro, Ric’key Pageot Debut as New Music Duo with ‘Hotel Cafe’ Residency

    Singer-songwriter, neo-ragtime vocalist Dessy Di Lauro and musical director/producer Ric'key Pageot (touring keyboardist to Madonna and writer for Jill Scott and Earth Wind & Fire) announce their official partnership as recording duo Parlor Social with a Residency at L.A.'s Hotel Cafe this summer.

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  • PARAMOUR Has Moderate Gains in Second Week

    PARAMOUR Has Moderate Gains in Second Week

    In its second week of previews at the Lyric Theatre, Cirque du Soleil’s show Paramour grossed $1,065,771 across six performances. That was a modest improvement over last week’s gross of $1,018,941. Capacity was at 97 percent.

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  • COFFEE WITH GOLDSTAR to Feature Cirque’s KURIOS

    COFFEE WITH GOLDSTAR to Feature Cirque’s KURIOS

    Curious to learn just how the stars of Cirque du Soleil pull off those amazing physical feats on stage? This Thursday, May 5th, audiences can log on to YouTube and ask the performers questions in real time when Coffee With Goldstar returns with two stars from the popular Cirque show, KURIOS: Cabinet of Kuriosites.

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  • Meet Benjamin Courtney, LUZIA Straps Artist

    Meet Benjamin Courtney, LUZIA Straps Artist

    He moves through space quick and agile, rising, dropping, through the air like a cross between a colourful hummingbird diving through the air and a playful otter. There is no other land creature that moves like this. There are few humans who can move like Benjamin Courtney. He has trained most of his life to become a professional acrobat, and now, the young man will be performing in Luzia, A Waking Dream of Mexico.

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  • Daniel Lamarre: ‘I don’t have a job; I have a lifestyle’

    Daniel Lamarre: ‘I don’t have a job; I have a lifestyle’

    "I don’t have a job; I have a lifestyle," Daniel Lamarre, the chief executive officer of Cirque du Soleil, said recently to Karl Moore, associate professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. The following interview has been edited and condensed, and is a special to The Globe and Mail.

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  • Farewell ZARKANA

    Farewell ZARKANA

    A final farewell and a beautiful bow from Zarkana! You will always be in our hearts forever!

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  • Q&A w/Caitlin Madden – Carpenter on TORUK

    Q&A w/Caitlin Madden – Carpenter on TORUK

    During a performance of TORUK the audience is enveloped in the world of Pandora. Performers, puppets, projectors and an enormous theatrical set create the fanciful world, set in a time thousands of years before what takes place in the film. Among the crew working on the touring production is Caitlin Madden, a carpenter who lives in Indian Hill when she’s not on the road with the show.

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