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    Thu, 22 Apr 2010 10:23:40

    Cirque du Soleil to do Two Michael Jackson-Centered Shows - First show set to open Fall 2011 in Las Vegas

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    The estate of late king of pop Michael Jackson has agreed to terms with Cirque du Soleil to create two theatrical shows that center on Jackson's music. The first show is scheduled to open in Las Vegas in Fall 2011 and is slated to be an arena show modeled after a Jackson live show. After its Las Vegas run, the show will embark on a global tour, with another Jackson-themed show on deck for late 2012. That show is a planned permanent attraction in partnership with MGM Mirage.

    John Branca, who acts as co-Executor for The Estate of Michael Jackson, commented, "This will not just be a tribute to Michael’s musical genius, but a live entertainment experience that uses the most advanced technology to push every creative boundary as Michael always did. Having attended Cirque du Soleil performances with Michael, I know he was a huge fan. We are excited to be partners with Cirque du Soleil to give Michael’s fans a truly unique way to hear, see and feel Michael’s music." Jacko's mother Katherine Jackson added, "Our family is thrilled that Cirque du Soleil will pay tribute to my son in such an important way."

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