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Cirque founder will promote water during space trip; Montreal concert planned

The Globe and Mail reports today that, “Guy Laliberte (the founder of the Cirque du Soleil) says he will carry an important message about conserving water (when he visits the International Space Station later this month) and he’s enlisting a variety of celebrities, from former US president Al Gore to pop stars Shakira and U2, to rally around his cause.”

“He’s planning a live webcast of events in 14 cities on five contients on Oct. 9. Each event will have its own theme related to water.”

“The live performances will take place in a theatre or at an outdoor venue, starting in Montreal and ending in Moscow.”

“Mr. Laliberte said that for two hours, world renowned figures will pay tribute to water.”