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Opera Las Vegas General Director Luana DeVol on the “A Night with Liberace” benefit

Liberace returns tonight in the form of celebratory sparkles and furniture! Opera Las Vegas General Director and Opera Singer Luana DeVol joins Matt to talk about tonight’s benefit at the Liberace Mansion.

Posted on 28 February 2015

Celebrity preview: Liberace, Shania Twain, Chumlee, Pentatonix, Roseanne, Jay Leno

The glitz and glamour of Liberace is reborn this weekend — along with his famed mirror-decorated and rhinestone-covered pianos — with a gala to benefit Opera Las Vegas as his mansion is reopened. It’s 28 years to the month that Wladziu Valentino Liberace died.

Posted on 27 February 2015

Liberace's Razzle Dazzle Returns to Las Vegas Mansion

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday night at 8 p.m., exactly 28 years to the month after the passing of Wladziu Valentino Liberace, old friends, former show business colleagues and admirers of the flamboyantly affable entertainer, widely known as Mr. Showmanship, will once again light the candelabra and return music and frivolity into his home. The former Walter Busterkeys ...

Posted on 25 February 2015

Preview: Legendary Liberace Mansion set to reopen in Las Vegas

If British entrepreneur and Liberace fan Martyn J. Ravenhill had not purchased the nearly crumbling, peeling Liberace Mansion in 2013, there’s little doubt that it would have collapsed.

Posted on 12 February 2015

It's snow joke: More winter weather coming to New England

In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 photo, Tim Howard, of Boston, plays a piano once owned by Liberace at the Piano Mill in Rockland, Mass. A section of roof collapsed into the music store's showroom under the weight of snow Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, after Rockland received 29 inches of new snow the previous day.

Posted on 10 February 2015

Liberace piano possibly damaged in MA roof collapse

 A piano once belonging to Liberace may have been destroyed after a roof collapse. 

Posted on 10 February 2015

Liberace piano unscathed after snow-laden roof caves in

The owner of a Massachusetts music store says a rhinestone-covered grand piano once owned by Liberace wasn't damaged when part of the roof collapsed under the weight of snow. Rob Norris said after an inspection ...

Posted on 10 February 2015

The brrrr-fect storm: New England digs out, braces for more

BOSTON (AP) — Snow-choked New England braced for more winter grief later in the week as people dug out from another 2 feet of snow Tuesday amid below-freezing temperatures and stranded Boston commuter

Posted on 10 February 2015

Roof at music store with Liberace piano collapses under snow

A section of roof at a Massachusetts music store that's home to a rhinestone-covered grand piano once owned by Liberace has collapsed under the weight of snow. Rockland Fire Chief Scott Duffey says a roughly ...

Posted on 10 February 2015

Snow? Whoa! New England digs out and braces for more

BOSTON (AP) — Snow-choked New England braced for more winter grief later in the week as people dug out from another 2 feet of snow Tuesday. Thousands of angry Boston commuters stranded by a transit sh

Posted on 10 February 2015


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Posted on 8 January 2013

Top Answers About Liberace on Quora

Top Answers About Liberace

What is Liberace's legacy?

I think history will forever remember him for his friendly on-stage persona, showmanship and larger-than-life and overly extravagant and unique sense of style.

Pianist will remember him (and be jealous) for his fantastic piano chops, that he made seem so effortless.
I've yet to see the made-for-TV movie, Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie 2013), honoring his life, but am looking to seeing it.

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Posted on 21 November 2013

When Liberace was alive - did the general public really not realise he was gay? Or was it a kind of unspoken thing that most people were aware of?

He had a libel suit over some not-so-subtle "he's gay" comments in a British newspaper. British libel law is a different animal than US law, but the episode was clearly about a public statement on his sexuality. So yeah, I think people were very aware of it. His closeted backlash against the paper was unfortunately a survival reflex and sign of the times.
I remember my older sister pointing glittery pictures of Liberace (with inset picture of Scotty Plummer, his banjo playing protege) out to me in the LA Times "Calendar" section. If a teenage girl can connect the dots between the Village People and Liberace, that tells you something.
Bugs Bunny once smirked, placed a candelabra on the piano, and almost-lisped "I wish my brother George was here" before embarking on one of his classical music fantasies.
To be fair, I think we would have to go back in time to check out some of his shows to fully "get" Liberace. The Simpsons tv show used to have Lisa reading "Non-Threatening Boys" magazine, a kind of Tiger Beat fanzine. I have to imagine a lot of Liberace's audience was older ladies who liked his costumes, self-deprecating humor, love of family, light classical piano stylings, and general fabulousness. He was, in effect, a non-threatening man. His fans' husbands probably knew the score, and the ladies probably did too, but he met an entertainment "need" like a real showman, so who cared?

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Posted on 17 July 2013 search results

Thickheaded Thursday, 11/20/14

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray

South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television

North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom

Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye

Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen

Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No we didn't light it

But we tried to fight it

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Posted on 19 November 2014

I am a twentyseven year old lady who is awful at geography. Just terrible.. But tonight, in the space of two hours, I successfully memorised just under thirty countries and their locations. I am pretty bloody pleased with myself..

Basically used a combination of word association (I'd take a country, try and figure out what it sort of looked like, and relate that to the name.. So Turkey could sort of look like a mangled key, hence 'Duh Key') and a free geography quiz app. Apparently, in regards to word association and memory, the ruder/worse they are, the more likely they are to stick - so apologies in advance if I've offended any female crabs. Or other people.

1st round on quiz, 0 out of 50.

2nd round on quiz, 18 out of 50.

3rd round on quiz, 49 out of 50 (got caught out on stupid Namibia.)

Here's a list of my word associations -

Indonesia - in done easy - bird with sunglasses, about to be cooked, but seems pretty cool with it.

Turkey - Duh key - mangled, stupid looking key

Vietnam - screaming man

Niger - wider - wide whale

Tanzania - tanning here - profile face to sun, getting a tan.

Peru - jump through - a rabbit jumping.. Through something..?

Venezuela - sway her - crab with fist, possibly about to hit a female crab, to sway her away from something.

Nambia - naan beat her - naan bread in robes with club.

Saudi Arabia - sting ray wave at ya - waving stingray

Bangladesh - bang le dash - man running away after banging something.

Phillipines - Phillip needs - man (Phillip) reaching for something he needs.

Colombia - climb up ya - fat man climbing.

Algeria - ow diarrea - toilet silhouette

Iran - rude man - fat man sticking up two fingers.

Burma - burn ya - finger pointing after an insult 'Ooo, buuuurn!'

Libya - Liberace - looks a bit like sideways Liberace profile.

Ethiopia - eeky!pika! - Scared pokemon, pointing in direction of danger

Pakistan - birdy sang - happy singing bird

Chad - Chad - Beligerant looking young man from the 50s, called 'Chad'

Mauritania - mad shaped container - oddly shaped container, opening in top right.

Nigeria - nice to see ya - Crocodile greeting Chad and saying 'Nice to see ya'

Argentina - argue Tina - a squirrel having an argument with Tina, holding up his hand ('paw') and trying to stop the arguing.

Kenya - Enya - profile of lady (probably Enya) with a hair bun, singing.

Thailand - tie land - woman throwing away a tie, because they have too many ties in Thailand.

Bolivia - boner liver - no idea what this looks like, so just tried to come up with a really stupid name. Bolivia, you have a stupid shape.

Sudan - sup man - fat mans hand doing a downward fistbump with thumb and pinky out.

Angola - And..! GOALA! - Two men celebrating a goal in football, one of them is pointing.

Mongolia - mon, go learn - man flying off to learn new things, mouth open to swallow up knowledge.

Mali - Mali - Puppy named 'Mali', who has a huge, triangular shaped head, with a relatively small body. Mali is an odd dog.

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Posted on 13 January 2014

Has anyone seen Behind the Candelabra yet?

It premiered on HBO on Sunday, and I just watched it last night. I was blown away. I've always been a big Steven Soderbergh fan and this might up there with his best work, in my opinion. I know that he had been trying to make this film for years. The acting, both by Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, was phenomenal. Seriously, Michael Douglas is an absolute powerhouse. And I really love seeing Soderbergh and Damon working together again; I was a big fan of The Informant! Not to mention some great performances by Rob Lowe and Dan Aykroyd.

What stood out to me the most was the control that Soderbergh held over the tone of the film. It's relatively light hearted and fun for the first half, despite us seeing Scott Thorson throwing his identity away for a lavish lifestyle provided by Liberace. There's a lot of humor infused into otherwise serious situations. Not to say Liberace is depicted as some monster. He's not. You see a very real, poignant, albeit completely fucked up, relationship between the two. The film doesn't try to cast judgement on its characters. It just shows, what I would call the rise and fall, of the tow main characters' relationship. I went into the film knowing next to nothing about Liberace, so I can't speak to the historical accuracy, but I believe it's based of Scott Thorson's autobiography.

Honestly, I could go on about this movie forever, but I'd love to hear what others who have seen it thought about it.

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Posted on 29 May 2013