The Liberace legacy (aired 2006)
Editor's note: This originally aired in June 2006.
Liberace was a Las Vegas favorite for four decades, beginning with his first performance at the Last Frontier in 1944, to the opening of the Riviera in 1955, until his final performances on the Strip at the Las Vegas Hilton in the early '80s.
Since his death two decades ago, Liberace his legacy lives on in the valley through his foundation for the performing and creative arts, and via the museum that bears his name.
Recently, we took a tour of the Liberace Museum on East Tropicana Avenue. Throughout this conversation, we'll hear some of the sounds from that visit.
The Liberace Museum opened in 1979 and closed in 2010. He was honored in March of this year when a section of Karen Avenue was renamed to Liberace Avenue, and his life and legacy is featured in a new exhibit running through December 2023.
Guest: Darin Hollingsworth, executive director, Liberace Foundation