Cirque du Soleil ("Circus of the Sun") is probably the only organization where you can get away with calling the founder a clown. The group has turned the circus on its ear, blending street entertainment, eccentric costumes, and cabaret. Its shows have been seen by more than 100 million spectators in nearly 300 cities on five continents. Among its 20 productions are "O" (an aquatic show at MGM Resorts' Bellagio); LOVE, a Las Vegas show featuring Beatles music (with support from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and from the widows of George Harrison and John Lennon); and touring shows Quidam and Alegr�a. Accordionist, stiltwalker, and fire-eater Guy Lalibert� owns Cirque du Soleil, which he co-founded in 1984.