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Robot Dog May Have a Future in the Circus

Cirque de Soliel is in talks with Boston Dynamics

(Newser) - Animal-like robots that started out as a military-funded research project might be shipped off to the circus instead of the battlefield. Cirque du Soleil says it's in talks with robot maker Boston Dynamics about using the four-legged Spot robot in its live shows, the AP reports. The agile robots...

Cirque du Soleil 'in Shock' After Performer's Fatal Fall

Yann Arnaud fell to his death while performing an aerial straps number Saturday in Tampa

(Newser) - A Cirque du Soleil performer died after his hand slipped off the double rings and he fell 20 feet during a performance in Florida, police and the entertainment company said Sunday. The theatrical company announced on Twitter that Yann Arnaud fell while performing an aerial straps number Saturday night during...

Cirque du Soleil Worker Dies in 'Industrial Accident'

Technician was hit by lift, circus says

(Newser) - An employee with the Cirque du Soleil Luzia show died after being injured Tuesday night in what was termed an "industrial accident," San Francisco police say. Police responded to the area near AT&T Park after receiving a report of an accident near the show's tent, a...

Cirque du Soleil Acrobat Hurt in 'Wheel of Death' Stunt

Just days after $25K fine imposed in June death of acrobat

(Newser) - Cirque du Soleil's "Wheel of Death" stunt got a little too real Friday night, when an acrobat slipped during a performance at Las Vegas' Aria Resort and ended up in the hospital. The performer, who CNN reports has not been named, is in stable condition and is expected...

1st Clown in Space Blasts Off

Billionaire Cirque founder will 'tickle astros' feet,' highlight water crisis

(Newser) - Canadian billionaire Guy LaLiberte became the 7th paying tourist—and the first clown—in space when he blasted off early today to the International Space Station on a Soyuz spacecraft. LaLiberte, founder of Cirque de Soliel, says he plans to crack jokes and tickle the other astronauts' feet as well...

'Fifth Beatle' Aspinall Dies at 66
 'Fifth Beatle' Aspinall Dies at 66 

'Fifth Beatle' Aspinall Dies at 66

First road manager became guardian of group's legacy

(Newser) - "Fifth Beatle" Neil Aspinall, the first road manager of the legendary band who later ran the Beatles' recording company, has died from lung cancer. Aspinall, 66, was the chief guardian of the group's musical legacy after the Beatles broke up. "He vigorously fought to protect the Beatles franchise,...

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