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29 Jan 2007
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OPENS SUMMER 2008 Cirque du Soleil and Luxor today announced a new show featuring Criss Angel, directed by Cirque du Soleil, set to open Summer 2008 at Luxor Resort and Casino. Always on the lookout for the next artistic challenge, Cirque du Soleil is working with Criss to fuse his revolutionary illusions and mind-blowing artistry with acrobatics, dance, puppetry, music and poetry to tell a story, taking audiences on a bizarre and fascinating journey. Reinventing the traditional magic show has been a long standing desire of Guy Laliberte, Guide and Founder of Cirque du Soleil. Five years of extensive research and development were spent exploring the world of magic and how to redefine the experience. The crucial element, a young, edgy and talented artist and mystifier, was found in Criss Angel. With his incredibly unique creativity, Criss is now working with the experienced team of Cirque du Soleil creators led by Director Serge Denoncourt to bring this dream to life. Since he was six years old, Criss Angel has immersed himself in a multitude of art forms, from performance artist to mystifier and provocateur. Since then, a relentless work ethic combined with talent, skill and vision has made Criss one of the most provocative artists of our day. From creator, producer and performer in his television series, specials and live shows, Criss has redefined the term artist for the 21st Century. Ive spent 15 years creating and evolving a concept that the world of entertainment has never seen, said Criss Angel. Now, I'm thrilled to be working with Cirque du Soleil and Felix Rappaport and his amazing team here at the Luxor to create an experience that goes beyond even my wildest expectations. I am confident that this collaboration will culminate in what is destined to become one of the most exciting shows Las Vegas has ever seen and redefine magic in the same way Cirque du Soleil has redefined the circus. Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, said, This production represents a new, distinctive type of creation for Cirque du Soleil. We believe there is a market for an unconventional magic show with production values audiences have come to expect from Cirque du Soleil. Gilles Ste Croix, Senior Vice President of Creative Content at Cirque du Soleil said Cirque du Soleil has always worked with an acrobatic foundation for each of our shows; with The Beatles LOVE we were privileged enough to have The Beatles music as our center; with this project magic will be at the core. We are excited to combine our years of research and creative expertise in the areas of staging, lighting, sound design, projections, costume and make p design with Criss Angels one of a kind experience as a creator and performer of illusion, special effects and magic. Felix Rappaport, President and COO of Luxor Resort and Casino, said, This partnership represents a new era for Luxor. Cirque du Soleil and Criss Angel will bring a distinctive element to the property. We are thrilled Luxor is the place their creativity will come together. Cirque du Soleil is world renowned for its distinct brand of theatrical entertainment. Since its founding in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has thrilled over 50 million spectators in more than 130 cities on five continents. In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has a privileged partnership with MGM MIRAGE to create and present unique and innovative productions. The production at Luxor will be the sixth Cirque du Soleil show at an MGM MIRAGE property, joining Mystee, O, ZUMANITY, KAand The Beatles LOVE. For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at www.cirquedusoleil****. Criss Angel is one of the most remarkable talents of our time and his fan base continues to grow. He had the highest advance tickets sales during his fourteen month 600 performance off broadway run of Criss Angel MINDFREAK which he created, produced, directed and starred in. Criss Angel MINDFREAK the television show is currently on schedule to film its 70th episode in its unprecedented third season shot exclusively at The Luxor Hotel and Casino. Prominent publishing house, Harper Collins will be releasing Criss highly anticipated first book, Criss Angel MINDFREAK: Secret Revelations in April 2007. Criss has been named 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 Magician of the Year, making him the first five time and back to back recipient ever to be awarded these most prestigious accolades. Criss was also unanimously selected as the recipient of the 22nd Louie Award for outstanding achievement in the art of magic. Recently, Criss has added acting to his long and distinguished resume, guest starring in an episode of the critically acclaimed CSI:NY. More information on Criss can be found at www.crissangel****. Providing a striking visual on the Las Vegas Strip, the 30 story Luxor Resort & Casino is an architectural wonder boasting the world's largest atrium, measuring 29 million cubic feet. This 4,408 room resort features a wide variety of entertainment, award winning restaurants and state-of-the-art gaming. Luxor offers the provocative adult revue, FANTASY, and the hilarious comedy of Carrot Top. The property also includes 20,000 square feet of convention space, a spa and wedding chapel and is connected to Mandalay Bay through Mandalay Place a collection of 41 unique boutiques and restaurants. Luxor is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE. For more information and reservations, visit the web site at www.luxor****, or call toll free at (800) 288-1000.
26 Mar 2007
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Tomas Race and the Swingfellas featuring Nancy Guijt perform It's oh so quiet by Bjork. (Originally by Betty Hutton as Blow a fuse) More info:
5 Apr 2007
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New Mobile Medium on Display for Art World On Saturday, April 21, 2007, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) debuted Visual Urban Abstracts "Views from a Cell" created by emerging visual artist, Patrice Elmi. Using only pure, glowing color from either early morning or late afternoon sunlight and her 1.3 megapixel LG camera phone, Patrice creates images that marry art and photography into a unique and vibrant form on the mobile phone. Untouched by computer or digital enhancing, her mobile images are alive with color, flowing with shapes and stalked by shadows. "Views from a Cell" is the first art exhibit of its kind focusing on a new form of artistic expression, the mobile medium. The 100 photographs on display are 6 inch square digital C-prints which are mounted on aluminum sheets and laminated. The metal, depictive of a mobile phone, on which these photographs are fused actually integrates and becomes part of the piece itself. The exhibit will run from April 21, 2007 to May 19, 2007 at the drkrm. Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
6 May 2007
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Take the best of pop music over the last three decades and you'll get Ladytron, a quartet of mid-twenties Eurotrash kids whose sound fuses stream lined new wave with a dance-floor bass line and plenty of funk rhythm.
8 May 2007
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Tomoko Fuse-style box, designed by Jim Cowling and Helen Sperber of the Los Angeles-based Westcoast Origami Guild. Two dollars are needed- one for the lid and one for the bottom.
14 Jun 2007
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A friend and I are Pyro Maniacs. We had a bright idea *No pun intended* to film what we burn. Every video is one thing that we burn, which is why there will be many parts to the series. Our next video will feature us burning the fuse box to a whole appartment, and in the future we blow up a wine bottle. Enjoy!
16 Jun 2007
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In this video you will get to hear a secret that no one knows. And I tell you more about me. Like my short fuse. My cussing. Being single. Again Im sorry about the quality. Since it takes really long to upload videos the next one will be put on tomorrow. But I made three videos in one day. A record maybe. Probably not. Again keep voting and GOOD LUCK to all.
21 Jun 2007
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Thermal coffee cup filled with gun powder or firework powder, with fuse on top to bottom.
25 Jun 2007
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Example of my short fuse, just had to record it n put it up..
27 Jun 2007
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In this video we used a remote control helicopter as our motor. This is only a prototype but we are planning to make another video with a final product that may be able to ignite fuses or fireworks from a safe distance.
7 Aug 2007
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I'll show you how to make a really easy smoke bomb, I just don't have the fuse but it works I've tested it allot of times, thanks!
7 Aug 2007
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A simple electronic igniter using christmas lights and a 9 volt battery. It can be used to light fuses on fireworks or rockets. I have permission to use the music in the video, it is not copywritten
9 Aug 2007
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Warning! This can be very dangerous and is burning ping pong balls which are plastic. Do not try this anywhere without supervision. We had supervision and emergency procedures in place for any possible accidents. Anyway, on a lighter note, here is the description. This is a 100 ping pong ball smoke bomb that my friend and I made. This is how we did it.-------------------------------------- We first cut up 100 ping pong balls by doing 50 each. We then put all of the pieces into a sheet of tin foil, and added more layers of tin foil until bits of the ping pong balls were no longer poking out. A hole was then made in the bottom of the tin foil so that we were able to see the ping pong balls. (No need for a fuse). We then lighted this hole until the ping pong balls were on fire and then put it down (fire side down). The smoke then just escapes from underneath creating a smoke bomb with lots and lots of smoke. Lots of the smoke actually travels along the ground because it's in a wind tunnel but when you see the open air, you can see how much smoke their is. Happy Watching. Special thanks to www.rigaudio**** for providing the awesome back song.
10 Aug 2007
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i broke the flamable material of probably 30 or 40 sparklers into chunks and lit it with a safety fuse.
12 Aug 2007
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once in a blue moon........ Conjoined twins are identical whose bodies are joined together in utero. It is a rare phenomenon; it is estimated to range from 1 in 50,000 births to 1 in 200,000 births, with a somewhat higher level of occurrence in Southwest Asia and Africa.Approximately half are stillborn, and a fraction of pairs born alive have abnormalities incompatible with life. The overall survival rate for conjoined twins is approximately 25%.About 70 to 75% of conjoined twin pairs are female.Conjoined twins form in one of two ways. The first is fission, in which the fertilized egg splits partially, resulting in two-to-one type conjoined twins, i.e. Dicephalus twins. The second is fusion, a more common type of conjoined twinning, in which a fertilized egg completely separates, but stem cells (which search for similar cells) find like-stem cells on the other twin and fuse the twins together. This results in single and relative organ sharing, i.e. Thorapagus twins.
23 Aug 2007
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