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Another tribute for Jackson

LAS VEGAS - Once was not enough. Less than 20 months after the debut of the first Cirque du Soleil show paying tribute Michael Jackson comes the second: “Michael Jackson ONE.”

Cirque president Daniel Lamarre said he’d planned two Jackson-inspired shows “from the first day we got the rights from the [Jackson] estate,” with the first production, “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR,” delivering a stadium-sized concert-type presentation and “ONE,” a more intimate affair. The new show is something closer to what Cirque du Soleil usually serves up. It’s a multimedia extravaganza that often flies high, but never loses sight of its inspiration.

Saturday’s world premiere attracted celebrities including musician Justin Bieber, as well as actors Neil Patrick Harris, Allison Janney and Alfre Woodard.

Also in attendance were Michael Jackson’s brothers Marlon, Tito and Jackie, the latter noting that most of the Jackson family would be at the premiere except for Michael’s daughter, Paris, who has been hospitalized since a June 5 suicide attempt.

AP
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