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Michael Jackson ONE Hosts the 4th Annual King of Pop Birthday Celebration in Las Vegas August 27 - 29

LAS VEGAS (August 15, 2016) – In tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time, Cirque du Soleil® and the Estate of Michael Jackson are inviting fans to celebrate Michael Jackson’s birthday during a three-day extravaganza, held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Hosted by Michael Jackson ONE, the King of Pop’s fourth annual birthday celebration will take place Aug. 27 – 29, 2016. Guests who attend performances on those days will receive exclusive access to the various festivities all three days including on his special day. For more information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/mjbday.
 
Each night before the 7 p.m. show, ticket holders will have access to a rare meet-and-greet opportunity with members of the Estate and other special guests in the theater lobby. Additional events taking place throughout the three-day celebration include the unveiling of a fourth piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia, a one-time-only performance by members of the cast of ONE, a special book signing event, chances to win cool prizes and more.
 
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
To kick off the King of Pop’s birthday weekend, the Estate of Michael Jackson will unveil another precious piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia, which will be seen for the first time by those at the meet-and-greet on Aug. 27. On loan from the Estate, this item will join three other Estate-owned pieces on display at Mandalay Bay: Michael Jackson’s red-and-gold military style jacket from his appearance at the 1984 American Music Awards, a pair of his iconic black loafers and crystal-encrusted white socks, and his legendary HIStory Statue, which was revealed last month. The ceremony will take place in the theater lobby at 5:30 p.m.
 
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016
To continue the celebration, during the meet-and-greet which starts at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, the Michael Jackson ONE Boutique will reveal three never-before-seen pieces created by fine artist Nate Giorgio inspired by the key art for ONE.  Nate has a long history working on pieces for Michael Jackson going back to the 1980s and has continued that relationship working with the Michael Jackson Estate.  The Boutique will be offering giclees of all three pieces starting this weekend. 
 
Monday, Aug. 29
On Michael Jackson’s birthday, there is a full afternoon of activities kicked off by the cast of ONE who will captivate fans with a one-time-only performance at the theater. The performance was created specifically to celebrate the King of Pop’s birthday and will take place at 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 29, with doors opening at 3 p.m.
 
Also taking place on Aug. 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the theater, the Name That Michael Jackson Tune competition hosted by ONE musical director, Kevin Antunes, will give nine lucky fans the opportunity to win special prizes by accurately—and quickly—identifying audio clips from the King of Pop’s songs. The grand prize winner will take home the Grand Prize Pack, enjoying gifts such as a meet-and-greet with ONE cast members and $200 credit at the Michael Jackson ONE boutique. Those interested in competing can register now at www.cirquedusoleil.com/mjbday and must be 13 years of age or older to participate. Registration will remain open until 10 p.m. PT on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016.
 
After the activities in the theater, enjoy a special book signing event hosted by the Michael Jackson ONE Boutique with Author Michael Bush. Bush, Michael Jackson’s designer and dresser for 25 years, will make an appearance, signing copies of his book The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson.
 
At the meet-and-greet starting at 5:30 p.m., there will be a champagne reception with VIP guests including members of the Estate, Jamie King (writer/director for the show), Rich and Tone Talauega (choreographers for the show), Kevin Antunes (musical director for the show), cast members of Michael Jackson ONE and more.

 
 
Tickets are now on sale for the 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows Aug. 27 – 29, 2016. To celebrate this special occasion, Mandalay Bay has also created a limited-time offer including rooms for up to 15% off, available from Aug. 26 – 30, 2016. Those who reserve a room today will also receive a complimentary VIP gift bag. Book now by visiting www.cirquedusoleil.com/mjbday or by calling Mandalay Bay Room Reservations at 877-632-7800 and providing the code: P6MJBDAY.
 
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ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON ONE
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” Michael Jackson ONE is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that reflects the dynamic showmanship of the King of Pop, immersing the audience into the world of Michael's music. Driven by his biggest hits and heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment, Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil performs exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
 
Michael Jackson ONE is a heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One.
 
For more information about the show, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/mjone. Like us on Facebook.
 
ABOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL®
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.  Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in 400 cities in sixty countries on six continents.
 
In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has seven permanent resident shows. In addition to Michael Jackson ONE, these productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage Hotel & Casino and MINDFREAK® LIVE! at Luxor Hotel & Casino.
 
For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas. Like us on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque.

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