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Sgt Pepper’s Striped Reflection

Today three impressions of “The Mirage” a 3044 room casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States. The resort was built by developer Steve Wynn and is currently owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.

One of the attractions of The Mirage is “Love” a theatrical production by Cirque du Soleil which combines the re-produced and re-imagined music of the Beatles with an interpretive, circus-based artistic and athletic stage performance. The show plays at a specially built theatre at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

◙ The main picture is a close-up of the striped reflections in the main facade
◙ For the first workshop I zoomed out to show the whole façade including the portraits of the Beatles and the name of the resort.
◙ The second workshop gives in impression with a full size view of the hotel later that night.

■ Main picture: ◙ Sgt Pepper Stripped Reflection
■ Workshop 1: ◙ The Beatles on Top
■ Workshop 2: ◙ It’s been a hard day’s night


Make: SONY- ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 20,00
Exposure Time: 1/350 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 250
Focal Length: 200 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-12 18:56
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 1517 kb

Love is a 2006 theatrical production by Cirque du Soleil which combines the re-produced and re-imagined music of the Beatles with an interpretive, circus-based artistic and athletic stage performance. The show plays at a specially built theatre at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
The project arose from discussions in 2000 between George Harrison and his friend Guy Laliberté, one of Cirque's founders. Three years of negotiations between surviving members of the Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, The Beatles widows Olivia Harrison (representing George Harrison) and Yoko Ono (representing John Lennon), the Beatles' holding company Apple Corps Ltd. and the MGM Mirage culminated in an agreement.

The first executive producer was Neil Aspinall, then-manager of Apple Corps Ltd. Dominic Champagne shares the show concept creator credit with Gilles Ste-Croix (a founder of Cirque), who is also credited as the director of creation. The creation director is Chantal Tremblay. Tickets went on sale April 19, 2006. Preview performances ran from June 2 to June 29. During these shows, including June 16 and June 17 which were attended by McCartney, changes were made nightly based on audience reaction, cutting or adding sections to add polish.[citation needed] In attendance at the gala opening on June 30 were McCartney, Starr, Ono, Cynthia Lennon, Julian Lennon, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, and Sir George Martin. It was the biggest reunion of the Beatles' 'family' since the band's breakup. At the end of the show, McCartney, Starr, Olivia, Ono and Martin went on stage. McCartney requested the crowd, "Just one special round of applause, for John and George!
On June 26, 2007 everyone met for the first anniversary of the show at the Mirage, where the Love show is staged. McCartney, Starr, Olivia and Ono were interviewed by CNN's Larry King shortly before the show began. The group unveiled a plaque at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas in memory of John Lennon and George Harrison. (Wikipedia)

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