UPDATED, 11:26 AM: Jennifer Lopez has postponed this week’s dates of her Las Vegas show out of respect for the victims of Sunday night’s horrific shooting on the Strip. Jennifer Lopez: All I Have was set to run Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The venue said in a statement: “Jennifer is heartbroken that such a senseless tragedy occurred,” the statement, in part, read. “Her thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.” The multihyphenate tweeted this yesterday:
PREVIOUSLY, October 2: As Las Vegas recovers from the aftermath of Sunday’s shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival, some of the city’s major attractions and clubs are taking a break from the nonstop night-life.
MGM Resorts took to Twitter to announce that they have canceled all their shows for Monday. MGM owns Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, from which the shooter was firing. Cirque du Soleil has also canceled all of its shows for the day, including Mandalay Bay’s Michael Jackson One. Blue Man Group, which Cirque du Soleil acquired in July, also has canceled their performance.
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“As the tragic events unfolded, all Cirque du Soleil’s theatres were immediately put into lock‐down in collaboration with local authorities,” Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group said in a statement. “Audience members that were attending the shows have since been authorized to leave the theaters. For the time being, none of Cirque du Soleil’s employees have been identified amongst the victims.”
The Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, located at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas also will be closed on Monday, with DJ Ruckus’ scheduled set canceled. The Tao Group, which owns the venue made the announcement via Twitter.
Caesars Entertainment also announced that its shows “will be dark tonight” out of respect for those impacted by the events.
There currently are no plans to cancel Celine Dion’s show at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace or Jennifer Lopez’s show at Planet Hollywood.
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