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Las Vegas – Lonely Planet Travel Video

Lonely Planet author Sara Benson is a big fan of Las Vegas. Traditionally a city of dirty little secrets, it’s now a high-rolling playground where the $20 hotel room is now a thing of the past. It’s all that you would expect – casinos, strip bars, drive-thru wedding chapels, $5 steaks – and some things you would not: chic art galleries, the Atomic Testing Museum and a serious underground punk scene. Beware, there’s absolutely no rest for the good nor the wicked. Produced by Lonely Planet TV

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Liberace Museum – Las Vegas – Culture & Travel – On

“Liberace might not been the first showman to grace the Las Vegas stage, but he was definitely the most extravagant. A trip to the Liberace Museum is in order for those who want to see evidence of his flamboyance firsthand. Opened to the public in 1979 by the man who knew more about decadence than Marie Antoinette, Liberaces former home is a fantastic candy store of luxury and absurdity. Known for his stage antics, irreverent classical piano pieces, slick pompadour and Mozart-meets-Elvis attire, Liberace was both a beloved and ridiculed performer whose legend has become practically synonymous with Sin City. A fun and indulgent Las Vegas attraction, the museum is divided into two sections, one of which contains the pianists famous collection of highly decorated pianos. Among the collection are his favorite, a mirror-plated 9-foot concert grand, and a piano that belonged to American composer George Gershwin. Also housed in the first section are Liberaces signature custom-built cars, which he would drive on stage as part of his grand entrance. Theres even a mirror-plated Rolls Royce to match his favorite piano. The second section of the Liberace Museum is home to an array of Liberaces more bizarre stage gear, including a gigantic red velvet Christmas suit and a 200-pound Neptune costume, among other fascinating ruffles, sequins, feathers and flared legs. Theres also a re-creation of Liberaces Palm Springs bedroom and a showcase of his numerous awards. For all of his

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