The Liberace experience

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Liberace was one of the pioneers of entertainment in Las Vegas, he brought a new type of glitz and glamour to the strip with the most over the top and lavish stage shows ever seen. He arrived on stage in jewel encrusted vehicles and had rhinestone covered pianos and his costumes were the most amazing and outrageous with sequins, jewels and diamonds. Stripped away from all the flamboyance Liberace was one of the world’s greatest performers and his classical piano playing was second to none, but it was the glitz and glamour for what this mega celebrity will be remembered for. Today Liberace is no longer with us but his legend lives on in Vegas with a huge collection of his pianos and vehicles including a mirror tiled Rolls Royce and rhinestone laden roadster are on display with many of his costumes, the amazing jewelry and the entire story of his performing life. The museum itself is larger than life just like the superstar with huge neon piano on the roof. There’s a great gift shop and the trust which runs the museum puts the money into the Liberace Foundation which invests in performing arts scholarships for the young, a cause Liberace was so deeply involved in.

for more information: http://www.liberace.org

UPDATE: The Liberace Museum closed its doors on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010

1 Comment on “The Liberace experience”

  1. #1 Darin Hollingsworth, President Liberace Foundation
    on Apr 29th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    WOW! Thank you for such a wonderful review. You have REALLY capture a sense of Liberace’s legacy – the man, the music, the museum AND the philanthropy!

    Thank you and I certainly hope to meet you on your next visit to the Museum.

    Kind regards,
    Darin

    R. Darin Hollingsworth
    President – Liberace Foundation

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