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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2018, 02:24:07 PM »
They just added a bunch of $ 125.00 tickets back! 



They seem pretty far away but that might be the only thing I can pull off if I can at all

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2018, 03:20:42 PM »
I'm in the back, too.  I'm not too worried about it.

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2018, 02:31:16 PM »

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2018, 11:05:17 AM »
I decided today that I wanted to go and of course there's no $125 tickets left...yuck!

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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2018, 12:22:28 PM »
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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2018, 02:33:51 PM »

Jewel just posted a sneak peak!  https://www.facebook.com/jeweljk/videos/10156059663603688/


This is going to be so lovely :wub:

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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2018, 08:57:54 PM »

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2018, 05:19:08 PM »
I'm really getting stoked about this! I'm following One Drop in IG and it looks like it's going to be amazing.

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2018, 10:18:55 AM »
You guys!

My mister listens to Penn's Sunday School hosted by Penn Jillette from Penn and Teller - he's going to be an underground bartending otter in Alaska in this show!  Loads of Vegas celebrities will be performing and Jewel's dad will be in Penn's skit along with Steve Wozniak and Marie Osmond.

Fun listen: http://podone.noxsolutions.com/media/314/episodes/pss371.mp3


Bit about the One Drop show starts at about the 57 - 58 minute mark

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2018, 10:47:34 AM »
Ugh! I'm kicking myself for not going. Just couldn't get things figured out.

I wish they were doing a live stream of the show. I'd gladly pay $50.00 to see this!

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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2018, 11:06:00 AM »
Honestly I wasn't expecting much, but it sounds cooler and cooler every week - I'm glad I jumped on it! Mister was ... uh ... not as stoked,  but even he's getting hyped. It's a best of Vegas thing all about Jewel!

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2018, 07:20:09 AM »
Jewel has a new Cirque du Soleil show about her life. Here's why

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Here's something that might sound like a folksy fever dream: Jewel is starring in an Cirque du Soleil show about her life, told via acrobats dressed as animals.

But come March 2, that dream will be a reality at the Michael Jackson One Theater at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Jewel, the 43-year-old Alaskan songstress, is sharing her unconventional path to success in fundraiser One Night for One Drop. That tale includes a childhood without running water, parents who were absent and abusive, time spent homeless before making it big, losing everything again before learning to forgive and carry on. The show is on track to raise about $5 million for One Drop, a non-profit that provides access to water and sanitation to low-income populations.

Though Jewel wrote a memoir in 2015, Never Broken, about her atypical rise to stardom, she's always "shied away (from letting) movie studios and TV networks tell my life story," she says, sitting in an empty office at the theater, still wearing feathery lashes and stage makeup in between rehearsals for her show.

In a scene USA TODAY previewed last month, a bird-like character, (played by Marina Boutina) mimics a young Jewel, and embraces her recovering-alcoholic father (Gabriel Manta) before climbing a ladder, contorting her body and performing aerial stunts. Jewel, who serves as singing/strumming guide during the performance, appears at stage right, belting her song Mercy.

Jewel sat down with USA TODAY to talk about the show, why she's long advocated for clean water and mental wellness, and how "having nothing" gave her strength.

Question:This show tells your story with acrobatic dancers playing your family as birds. Why use a Cirque show to talk about your life, albeit in broad strokes?

Jewel: It feels like the perfect medium for me, because its a very metaphoric, very symbolic medium. Very poetic. So youre not going to get bogged down in the details that could be salacious.

Q: Why are you so passionate about clean water access?

Jewel: When I was homeless (after) my boss fired me because I wouldnt have sex with him, and I couldnt pay my rent, I started living in my car thinking it would last two weeks or a month and I would get a new job. I grew up on a saddle barn with no running water, (so I thought) I was gonna be fine.

And then when my car got stolen, (my homelessness) was really taking a toll on my body and my stress levels. Long story short, I had bad kidneys. I had to drink a gallon of distilled water a day and I couldnt afford it.

(Years later,) amazingly, my life turned around (and) I got in a position to help. So one of the first things I did was found Project Cleanwater. Its been founded since 97 and weve built wells in 35 different countries. My foundation has partnered with (Cirque's) One Drop foundation on this event.

Q: Along with clean water access, another cause youve long championed is mental health awareness. Why has that been a focus of yours?

Jewel: We all have a brain, and it can harass us. We can suffer from anxiety to addiction to worrying to depression to anger. When I was homeless, I had to overcome my anxiety and panic attacks.

I realized when I was homeless, if all I perceive is the negative, I have a negative experience. If I start to see whats good, I can start to have a better experience.

At night, you just fall asleep, think about the good things that happened that day. Because you just notice them. Force yourself, because it actually forms neural pathways in your brain that teach you to see. If the glass is half full and half empty at the same time, theyre both true, but which would you prefer to experience during the day?

Q: Back to the One Show for One Drop performance. It features a character called Clown Bear. Im guessing, unlike the other critters in the show, this one is not native to Alaska. Whats the story behind him?

Jewel: When my parents got divorced and my mom left, I named my teddy bear Nedra (after my mom). That has to be one of the saddest stories. So I kept this little bear with me, and a bear just ended up becoming a favorite animal of mine, even as I grew out of my teddy bear stage. I would write little short stories where there would be animals talking and interacting with one another. Its oddly kind of like this (show).

Q: What are you writing about these days?

Jewel: I write poetry mostly, short-story fiction. Not as many songs since Ive become a mom. Mercy, which is the song you heard (in the preview) is a new song. Ill probably work on a record this year, most likely. Im (writing music for) a Broadway musical based on a book called Lucky Us.


In one scene from One Night for One Drop, Nukka (the bird character inspired by Jewel, played by Marina Boutina) gets a lift from her imaginary friend Clown Bear (played by Jonathan Vellner) as other creatures overwhelm her.


Nukka (the Jewel character) reconnects with her father (Aatag, played by Gabriel Manta) and the two perform an acrobatic dance.

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2018, 07:28:29 AM »

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2018, 11:49:52 AM »
I'm so excited for those of you going to Vegas to get to see this show! It seems like a truly magical night!!
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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2018, 06:10:46 PM »
This is all some  would have loved to have seen it and so would my love of life Randy. :wub: :angel:

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2018, 08:12:44 AM »
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

I'm stickin' by my original post, Jess.  :P

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2018, 10:22:02 AM »
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh, Frag!  :rofl2:

So I take it you will not be buying the DVD should there be one?  :lol:

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Re: Cirque du Soleil is making a show about Jewel's life
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2018, 09:46:45 PM »
I'm really excited about this weekend! Cirque is just amazing and throwing Jewel in the mix is just icing on the cake!