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Shuttering the Liberace Museum
Shuttering the Liberace Museum

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AIR DATE: September 27, 2010

The historic Liberace Museum is closing and it has been a long time coming according to museum officials. The reason? Financial instability and sagging visitor numbers say Liberace Foundation leaders. So what do we lose with the closing of the museum? We talk with the head of the museum's foundation about why Liberace's legacy might not live on in Las Vegas.

Jeffrey Koep, Chair, UNLV Fine arts Dept and member, Board of Directors, Liberace Foundation
John Katsilometes, entertainment columnist, Las Vegas Sun
Brian Paco Alvarez, Independent Curator and Urban Historian
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    COMMENTS:
    Perhaps the time for this museum has come and gone. Limited interest among today's Las Vegas residents or visitors. As big as he was, who would go to a Charlie Chaplin or a Rudolph Valentino venue? I think the same is true for this project.
    fkeisermanSep 22, 2010 10:27:04 AM
    The Museum did not attempt to provide a stream of new reasons for locals to visit time and time again. They did not offer new exhibits or displays on a regular basis...
    JeanSep 22, 2010 10:21:55 AM
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