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Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency a departure

December 29, 2013 • Entertainment


Celebrity photographer Luis Martinez and singer Miley Cyrus arrive at the “‘Britney Spears: Piece of Me’ Planet Hollywood Launch Party”, on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Britney Spears has begun her early retirement in Las Vegas with a show that looks strikingly like the eye-popping Cirque du Soleil productions found elsewhere on the Strip.

The debut of Spears’ long-term casino gig Friday kept an audience of about 4,500 on their feet for about 90 minutes.

The young-for-Vegas crowd was there for the danceable hits and the spectacle, which included acrobatics, a ring of fire, confetti, a live band, frenetic costume changes and a frequently airborne Spears.

The show’s production values are unusually high for a casino residency, calling to mind the golden age of music videos. Its high-concept set pieces featured a cadre of backup dancers who danced in human-sized hamster wheels and somersaulted over the Login to read more

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