Sunday, September 12, 2010

Say It Ain't So!

Liberace Museum to Shut Down in Las Vegas: "The Liberace Museum, long one of this city's best-known and unusual attractions, is shutting down next month, the latest victim of a brutal recession that has hit Nevada particularly hard.

A singular landmark since its opening in 1979, the two-building spread topped by a skyward sculpture of a keyboard contains thousands of artifacts from the career of its namesake, who once reigned in the Strip's showrooms by pounding sonatas out of rhinestone-encrusted pianos while donning outlandish sequined capes."

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


Vince said...

Say it ain't so indeed. I was there for the first time this summer and had a blast. But attendance was light and I was the whelp of the bunch.

Brent McKee said...

First the Roy Rogers Museum and now the Liberace Museum. How long before they shutter the Smithsonian?