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Cirque du Soleil announces Elvis-themed show for Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - One month after debuting a surreal re-creation of the Beatles' musical career, Cirque du Soleil has announced plans to open an Elvis Presley-themed show on the Las Vegas strip.

Known for its extravagant theatrical performances combining live music, dance and acrobatics, the Quebec-based circus troupe has teamed with Elvis Presley Enterprises, to create the show.

The show will have a permanent home at MGM Mirage's CityCenter hotel-casino when it opens, scheduled for November 2009.

The announcement of the show's location was timed for "Elvis Week," when Elvis fans from around the world flock to Memphis for the anniversary of his death on August 16th, 1977.

Presley, whose singles include "Viva Las Vegas," performed at the Hilton hotel-casino in Las Vegas 837 times from 1969 to 1976.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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