Bling in the holiday season with these December events at the glittering Liberace Museum:
Sunday, Dec. 14: The Liberace Museum continues with its Music in The Museum Series during 2nd Sundays, featuring a special performance of holiday tunes with “Jersey Boys” pianist Philip Fortenberry and friends. Fortenberry will celebrate his new CD launch, “Home For The Holidays” and perform music from the new album on Liberace’s Baldwin piano. Free performances will be held at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm with limited seating on first-come, first service basis, and donations to Liberace Foundation are suggested. Museum doors open at 12 Noon until 4 pm, and free Museum admission for Nevada residents with ID and their guests.
Tuesday, December 16, 10:30 pm – Mamma Mia’s Last Stand event, suggested $10 donation at door, Liberace Museum Cabaret Showroom. Cash bar and buffet available at event; Call 798-5595 for more info. and see attached event flyer.
Thursday, Dec. 18, 10:30 pm Composer’s Showcase monthly event, Liberace Museum Cabaret Showroom
Tuesday, Dec. 23 and Saturday, Dec. 27 at 1 pm – Liberace Cabaret features Glenwillow Strings Trio – Presenting Holiday Music including traditional holiday songs and classical selections. Tickets are $17.50 per person and buy at 798-5595 or www.Liberace.org
Wed., Dec. 24 – MUSEUM CLOSED
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 30-31, and January 3 at 1 pm, Liberace Cabaret Presents Keith Thompson with “Celebrate Me Home” Tickets are $17.50 per person, buy at 798-5595 or www.Liberace.org
A Liberace Christmas – “Blinging in the Season” – NEW EXHIBIT in the Museum’s Costume Gallery runs to January 4, 2009 – The Liberace Museum staff and volunteers are excited to share a new exhibit at the Liberace Museum developed from the Liberace Archives. The Holiday Season, especially Christmas, was Liberace’s favorite time of the year – he called it “the month of Christmas.”
Liberace’s own Christmas cards became as spectacular as his stage presence. Just as no one in the history of show business performed in such glittering costumes, came out in dazzling cars, played gorgeous pianos and wore fabulous jewelry, no one ever sent Christmas cards that were gifts in themselves. Receiving one of Liberace’s Christmas cards was on of the joys of the Holiday Season…never failing to bring a smile to the recipient. So we hope you will enjoy a sample of these “mini works of art,” as we’re certain Liberace would be smiling with you!
The exhibit was made possible because of generous donations to the Liberace – Adopt the Collection Fund. Designed and installed by volunteer, cast member Taylor Johnson with special thanks to Hilda Scheiner. Project coordinated by Jerry Goldberg, Manager – Archives & Special Projects. Liberace in white tails with cake and candelabra – photo credit Karan Feder. The exhibit includes some cards donated from the personal collection of Peter Marino, Jr. courtesy of Pam Christian. Silver plate on loan from the Collection of Neil Glick.
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Las Vegas 89119
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