Las Vegas Archive

  • Is “The Jump” to be called “Cirque du Soleil AXEL”?

    Is “The Jump” to be called “Cirque du Soleil AXEL”?

    According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal: The new Cirque du Soleil show at Luxor, working title of “Jump,” is to be announced within the next two weeks. Meanwhile, on the US Trademark Database, the name "Cirque du Soleil AXEL" was registered. Could this be the name of the show for The Luxor?

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  • Cirque, MGM Resorts Downsize; Shuffle Staff

    Cirque, MGM Resorts Downsize; Shuffle Staff

    The company is reorganizing — and downsizing — its management operations for its five residency productions on the Las Vegas Strip that are in partnership with MGM Resorts International (“Mystere” at Treasure Island being the exception). Cirque also has a show coming into Luxor to be announced this spring.

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  • Inside One Night for One Drop 2019

    Inside One Night for One Drop 2019

    How do you raise $1,117,155 in one night to support water initiatives in vulnerable communities? By auctioning off six precious and bespoke items, including a McLaren 570S Spider, a limited-edition Audemars Piguet timepiece and a voyage on the largest private residential yacht on the planet.

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  • One Night For One Drop – In Pictures

    One Night For One Drop – In Pictures

    This past weekend the Cirque shows went dark as the performance company pulled together their teams of dancers, contortionists and creative staff for a one-off performance. Soundtracked by Hans Zimmer the show mixed the drama and humor of a Cirque show utilizing the watery backdrop of their “O” theater.

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  • Cirque Pours Talent into One Night for One Drop

    Cirque Pours Talent into One Night for One Drop

    Since 2013, Cirque du Soleil has offered a fresh creative outlet to its cast and crew: Design and perform in an annual one-off show that benefits the One Drop Foundation. Over the course of seven performances, the event has raised $35 million dollars to help provide vulnerable communities with access to clean water.

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  • Petition calls for cancellation of MJ ONE in Las Vegas

    Petition calls for cancellation of MJ ONE in Las Vegas

    The allegations against Michael Jackson in HBO's new documentary "Leaving Neverland" are serious. In the two-part film which premiered on the network Sunday night, Wade Robson and James Safechuck describe their childhood experiences with Jackson in graphic detail, saying Jackson groomed and manipulated them and their families. The fallout from the film has found its way to Vegas, with many calling for an end to the many shows that honor the King of Pop.

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  • The 18th Annual Run Away with Cirque will be its Last

    The 18th Annual Run Away with Cirque will be its Last

    This year’s event, the 18th-annual family-friendly 5K run and 1-mile walk, will benefit the Springs Preserve and Cirque du Soleil foundations and will include live music and circus play area at the finish line in addition to all those photo ops. But this year’s Run Away will also be special for another reason: It’s the last one.

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  • Hans Zimmer Joins ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP Creative Team

    Hans Zimmer Joins ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP Creative Team

    One Night for One Drop 2019, presented by MGM Resorts International, is pleased to welcome award-winning film score composer Hans Zimmer to the "O" Theatre stage as he presents three brilliant compositions, including a modified piece from the blockbuster hit "Interstellar," specially adapted for the one-night-only performance.

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  • More on “The Jump” for Las Vegas

    More on “The Jump” for Las Vegas

    In addition to the announcement that Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group was acquiring “The Works Entertainment”, Lamare also said that a seventh Cirque du Soleil show is in pre-production in Las Vegas, this one for the Luxor Hotel.

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  • Happy 25th Anniversary Mystère!

    Happy 25th Anniversary Mystère!

    On December 25, 1993, Cirque du Soleil launched Mystère at the Treasure Island Casino-Hotel, changing the nature of entertainment in Las Vegas forever. This year, Cirque du Soleil celebrates 25 years in Las Vegas with the flower in the desert that started it all!

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  • Bellagio creates life-size chocolate sculpture of Cirque’s ‘O’

    Bellagio creates life-size chocolate sculpture of Cirque’s ‘O’

    She leaps through the air, splashes through blue waves and glides through the golden “O.” And she’s made out of chocolate. A two-person team at the Patisserie at Bellagio created the six-foot-tall confection in celebration of the 20th anniversary of “O.”

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  • “Celebrating Michael’s 60th Birthday”

    “Celebrating Michael’s 60th Birthday”

    On Wednesday 29 August 2018 the Estate of Michael Jackson and the Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil resident show held its annual celebration of the pop icon’s birthday in Las Vegas.

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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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  • 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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  • Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration in Las Vegas!

    Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration in Las Vegas!

    Hosted by The Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music in honor of the King of Pop's very special birthday, guests are invited to DAYLIGHT Beach Club following a performance of the critically acclaimed Michael Jackson ONE show at Mandalay Bay. The venue will be filled with experiential activations inspired by Michael Jackson's iconic short films.

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