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Cirque du Soleil launching theatrical division

Cirque du Soleil has created a new division to offer a more theatrical experience in the shows it is developing. Cirque hired Scott Ziegler to lead Cirque du Soleil Theatrical in an effort to expand the type of shows Cirque offers. Shows created under the theatrical division are expected to…

Cirque du Soleil celebrates 20 years in Las Vegas

Twenty years after opening “Mystère” at Treasure Island, Cirque du Soleil continues to thrill audiences with gravity-defying acrobatics, amusing and risqué clowns and gymnasts with superhuman strength. Cirque’s first show in Las Vegas, though, was not on a stage, but in a tent set up in Treasure Island’s parking lot.…

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…

Vegas Weekender: Enjoy a lineup of hot shows and DJs

There’s no shortage of entertainment in Las Vegas this weekend. Check out a dazzling array of shows from superstars like Aretha Franklin and Il Divo. After the show, head to one of the clubs in town for some hot music from the world’s best DJs. No matter what kind of…

The best Cirque du Soleil show for you in Vegas

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com You’re in Vegas, and you want to see a Cirque du Soleil show. With seven productions on the Las Vegas Strip, it can be hard to figure out which one you’ll like the best. All of their shows are amazing, but they each offer something different,…

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.…

Weekender: Vegas is ready for some football

Watch the Big Game on Feb. 5 in comfort and style at The Lounge at the Palms. Here guests can enjoy high-definition viewing of the game while having a view of all the action on the casino floor. Along with lounge-style seating, this party features a football tailgate buffet including Buffalo wings,…

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: Vegas is all about variety

  Shows It’s pretty much an unspoken rule that when producer David Saxe puts on a show, you know it’s going to be good – and this one is no exception. “VEGAS! The Show” packs decades of Vegas entertainment into a convenient 90-minute package, celebrating the performers of yesteryear and…

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…

Vegas shows for the ages

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com The entire family is coming with you to Vegas, and you want to see a show. There are plenty of options to choose from in the Entertainment Capital of the World, but ensuring that you book the best-suited show for your age group is something to consider. You…

Puppet power

Puppetry may appear to be an incongruous fit with a town whose nickname is “Sin City.” It is often stereotyped as “for the kids.” For many, children’s televisions shows like “Howdy Doody,” “The Muppet Show,” and “Sesame Street” were their first introduction to puppetry. But puppetry occupies headline roles in numerous…

The power of puppetry

By Jennifer Whitehair Vegas.com In 1989 a puppet army invaded the Las Vegas Strip. Using classic puppetry techniques, designer Michael Curry transformed 12 female dancers into a golden army of more than 160 marching figures for Siegfried & Roy’s show at the Mirage. Twenty years later, puppetry occupies headline roles…

Vegas puts its face on

By Kristine McKenzie Vegas.com Guitar player Lionel Hamel is positioned in front of the mirror in his dressing room, makeup brushes in hand, by 3 p.m. to transform his face in time for his 7 p.m. performance in Cirque du Soleil’s “KÀ.” Multimedia Look At Makeup Watch a video of…