August 14, 2013 |
Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama marks its 31st anniversary this year, returning to Los Angeles on Sept. 12 with a show featuring fashion, the Backstreet Boys and a troupe from Cirque du Soleil. Macy's puts on the Glamorama show annually in Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with funds earmarked for local charities. In L.A. and San Francisco, the money has gone to support HIV/AIDS research and charities, to the tune of a combined $31 million. The late Elizabeth Taylor was founding chair of the event, helping to raise awareness along with money.
June 30, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- At first, Heather Bell thought the falling woman was part of the show, and she turned to her sister Madelyn and said, "Whoa. " On Saturday night inside the MGM Grand, Cirque du Soleil's 9:30 p.m. performance of "Ka" -- an elaborate acrobatic production featuring the company's trademark, daring aerial work -- had reached its climactic battle scene, and something had just gone very wrong. Sarah Guillot-Guyard, 31, a seven-year Cirque veteran known as "Sassoon," had been dangling near a catwalk hidden far over the stage when the Bell sisters saw her suddenly go into a free fall and tumble out of sight.
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July 29, 2009 |
The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a plan to issue a $30-million loan that would allow the owner of the Hollywood & Highland shopping mall to retrofit a theater so it can house a decade of performances by Cirque du Soleil. CIM Group, which owns Hollywood & Highland but leases the Kodak Theatre within the mall, hopes to bring the acrobatic performances to the venue starting in 2011.
December 20, 2012 |
For anyone who has avoided seeing a Cirque du Soleil show for fear that the world-music soundtrack, fantasy costumes and relentless gymnastic performances would lead to eye-gouging and running for the aisles, the new film "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away" will likely confirm all those presuppositions. The movie has a vague storyline, as a young woman pursues a male circus performer and they both wind up in an alternate world, but it is mostly just a pretense to feature set-piece performances from seven separate Cirque shows.
August 4, 2009 |
It's an old Hollywood story: a well-liked performer with a pretty face who just can't deliver the goods every time. In this case the performer is the Kodak Theatre, glamorous temple of the Academy Awards seen one night each year on television by millions of people. But on far too many other nights, the vast theater tucked into the Hollywood & Highland shopping center is dark and not generating revenues or taxes, its operators say.
June 30, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - At first, Heather Bell thought the falling woman was part of the show. She turned to her sister Madelyn and said, "Whoa. " Cirque du Soleil's performance of "Ka" - an elaborate acrobatic production featuring the company's trademark, daring aerial work - had reached its climactic battle scene Saturday night when something went horribly wrong. Sarah Guillot-Guyard, 31, a seven-year Cirque veteran known as Sassoon, had been dangling near a catwalk hidden far above the stage at the MGM Grand hotel and casino when the Bell sisters saw her go into a free fall and tumble out of sight, into the stage's pit. "It was just an instant," said Madelyn Bell, 17, of Pensacola, Fla. "She just fell.