Cirque du Soleil

Matt Beard

Cirque du Soleil's "Crystal," billed as "a breakthrough ice experience," uses a combination of technology and out-of-the-box thinking to blend the show's signature acrobatics and brand new skating elements. The show runs through Sunday at U.S. Bank Arena.

Mariemont resident Mary Siegel has been ice skating most of her life and has been a professional for 7 years, appearing on cruise ships, at Cedar Point, and in Europe. 

Michael Wilson

In this week's "Music Notes," you'll hear about concerts by John Hiatt, Tom Rush, the Patsy Meyer Trio, and many more local musicians.  You'll also hear about the Shrimp & Jazz Festival at Washington Platform, the Winter Blues Fest at Miami Valley Gaming, a new Jimi Hendrix box set, a Cirque du Soleil movie, and tickets going on sale for a concert by Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn next year.

This week in Cincinnati you'll find a benefit show for the Longworth-Anderson concert series at Memorial Hall.  There's also "Guys & Dolls"  at CCM, big band concerts at the Redmoor & the Sorg Opera House, plus the Cripple Creek Music Festival, the Falling for Wiedemann Fall Festival, and for Halloween fans the Wake the Dead Bash in Music Hall's Ballroom.   

Cirque Du Soleil is also bringing one of their shows, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities to the 3 big screens in Cincinnati one night only 11/13.  And, there's big news about the preservation of John & Alice Coltrane's Long Island home.

Cirque du Soleil has created its first show on ice and it's called Crystal.

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Creativity is key for Cirque du Soleil as it transitions tent performances of "Corteo" to large arenas, as it does this weekend when the show comes to Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena.

The old way of doing it involved running underneath bleachers. That doesn't work in an arena, so Cirque du Soleil commissioned the building of a machine last year that solves the problem.

Celebrating the life of a circus clown is the basis of the Cirque du Soleil extravaganza, Corteo

One of Cirque du Soleil's most popular productions, which began life under a big top, will be coming to Cincinnati this spring in its new arena staging. 

Cirque du Soleil is returning to Cincinnati with its unique style of acrobatics, gymnastics, dance and theatre. 

Cirque du Soleil is bringing their production of Ovo back to Cincinnati from May 11 - 14 at US Bank Arena. 

Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque Du Soleil opens its most technologically advanced show in Cincinnati this week complete with elaborate and realistic video projections, light tracking, and a phone app that encourages audience participation.

Toruk: The First Flight is the dazzling new production from Cirque du Soleil, inspired by the otherworldly hit film Avatar by James Cameron. This is the first Cirque du Soleil production that incorporates puppetry and one of the primary puppet artists is a Kentucky native.

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Cirque du Soleil will bring its newest touring show, Toruk: The First Flight (Inspired by James Cameron’s “Avatar”), to Cincinnati’s US Bank Arena starting May 4, 2016.

Cirque du Soleil returns to the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University on October 16-19 for six performances of its arena show, Varekai. Paul Bannerman, one of Varekai’s current and original musicians, is on the phone with Lee Hay to provide a preview for this musical-acrobatic-aerobatic-theatrical showcase.