Cirque du Soleil

‘Michael Jackson ONE’ brings namesake’s spirit to the stage

More than a tribute or a memorial, “Michael Jackson ONE” carries forward its namesake’s vision of peace and global oneness and makes the audience enthusiastically a part of the effort. The show’s simple plot — four friends’ good-versus-evil battles and their journey through inspiration and self-discovery — is a backdrop…

A bright Light will soon burn in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has seduced many admirers with the magic of its lights. With everything from neon signs to gigantic LED screens, the city shines in the desert. And soon a new “light” will add to the glow while filling the evenings with passion, spectacle and the best of electronic dance…

Cirque’s “Michael Jackson ONE” preview dazzles

Opening night for “Michael Jackson ONE,” the latest creation by production masters Cirque du Soleil, is still more than a month away, but the cast and crew gave a few guests a sneak peek today at what looks to be a stunning production in the works. The show will open…

Watch Cirque du Soleil charity production online this week

Cirque du Soleil’s one-time charity extravaganza “One Night for One Drop” raised $1 million for the Springs Preserve Foundation, to help bring clean water to people around the globe. For seven days only, you can watch the production online for a $5 donation. The three-act show was taped live, and the…

Cirque shows to benefit ONE DROP charity

Cirque du Soleil is committing the energy and inspiration behind its breathtaking shows toward the goal of improving quality of life for people around the world by helping to make clean water available everywhere. In its effort “One Week for ONE DROP,” Cirque du Soleil will donate proceeds from 10…

Cirque du Soleil creates a new home for the ONE and only King of Pop

Entertainment giant Cirque du Soleil will renew its relationship with the legacy of the King of Pop in a new production show at Mandalay Bay opening this summer. “Michael Jackson ONE” will build on the success of “Michael Jackson: The IMMORTAL World Tour,” which completed a limited-engagement run at Mandalay Bay in…

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Zarkana’ opens in Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip is home to another Cirque du Soleil production, “Zarkana.” The show opened for preview performances on Nov. 1 in the former “Viva Elvis” theater at Aria at CityCenter, giving Cirque a total of seven productions in Vegas. Before performing in Vegas, “Zarkana” was a touring production.…

Catch Olympic fever in Las Vegas

Watch the Olympics If you are looking to catch NBC’s coverage of the Olympics (time-delayed though it may be), Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is airing select events on their Las Vegas Strip-side video screens. At 130-feet by 40-feet, the Olympics will enjoy an Olympic-sized screening on the Strip.…

Vegas Weekender: Explosive Fourth of July fun

With Independence Day fast approaching, you’ll want to start planning your festivities. This year, unfortunately, the Fourth of July falls in the middle of the week – making visits to Vegas tricky. Don’t worry! If you’re in town this weekend (and stay beyond), you’ll discover plenty of patriotic happenings –…

Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ ups the ante in battle

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Action-packed adventure stories don’t just end. The plot always culminates to an epic battle scene where the characters go up against all odds to defeat evil. Movies like “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,” “Return of the Jedi” and “Matrix Reloaded” are perfect examples.…

Cirque du Soleil taps Zarkana to replace Viva Elvis

  Cirque du Soleil is heading to the sky to replace “Viva Elvis” at Aria Las Vegas with “Zarkana.” “Zarkana,” one of Cirque’s touring shows that has appeared in Madrid, Moscow and Radio City Music Hall, is an acrobatically and aerially intense show, featuring trapeze, the wheel of death, high…

Michael Jackson Fan Fest photos

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com As The King of Pop, Michael Jackson always put on a good show. He’s no longer here to entertain us, but his belongings on display for Michael Jackson Fan Fest at Mandalay Bay are a spectacle unto themselves. Everything from his outfits to the performer’s cars…

Second annual Cirque Week in Vegas

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Cirque du Soleil draws back the curtain and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at their shows in Vegas for the second annual Cirque Week on December 1 – 10. With seven ongoing shows in the Entertainment Capital of the World and one touring production, this week-long…

Vegas Weekender: Make a splash in Vegas

Pamper yourself poolside or get your party on, this weekend in Vegas is all about making a splash. Caesars Palace, the Rio and Flamingo add to the pool-life scene by offering poolside massages and other spa treatments for the utmost in luxury and relaxation under the sun. Revelers who want…

Jammin’ with Jukari

Last week I had a chance to jam with Jukari — and no, I’m not talking about my girl from back in the day. Jukari, which means “to play,” is a fun way to get your groove on, stretch and break a sweat — all at the same time. Cirque du…

John Lennon’s legacy lives on wheels

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Most kids would do anything to avoid getting on the bus. There’s nothing cool about riding  the cheese wagon to school. Unless of course, the bus happens to be a state-of-the-art recording and music video production studio on wheels. That’s what students get to experience when they hop aboard the…

Mandalay Bay to be mecca for Michael Jackson fans in Vegas

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com At a press conference today it was announced that Mandalay Bay will be the new home to everything Michael Jackson in Las Vegas. Through the hotel’s partnership with The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil, Mandalay Bay will offer the next-best thing to Neverland…