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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Obama consults Cirque du Soleil to design presidential library: report

Montreal Gazette: The morning after Obama’s speech in Montreal Tuesday, he met with Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre to discuss plans for the Obama Presidential Centre. The 44th president of the United States told Lamarre he was a “big fan” of the cirque and wanted its input on designing the library.

The two met over coffee at Obama’s hotel.

“I expected to spend five minutes with him but we spoke for 30 minutes,” Lamarre told La Presse. “He knows our shows and was sincerely interested in what we do. He had plenty of questions about our creations, our projects, our foundation.

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