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Liberace's Legacy Is Alive and Well and Revving Up the Hollywood Cars Museum at Hot Rod City, Las Vegas

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The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts Teams With the Popular Automotive Tourist Attraction to Launch Its "Liberace Garage" Exhibit (Featuring Vehicles the Legendary Entertainer Had Onstage) With a Gala Cocktail Reception on April 7

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2016) - Somewhere during Liberace's multi-decade run as the highest paid entertainer in the world and his longtime sold-out residencies at the Riviera and Las Vegas Hilton, the legendarily flamboyant entertainer -- known by millions as "Mr. Showmanship" -- famously said "Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful."

Now, perfectly in line with that trademark phrase, The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts (www.liberace.org) teams with Michael Dezer PresentsHollywood Cars Museum by Jay Ohrberg at Hot Rod City, Las Vegas (www.hollywoodcarsmuseum.com) for the launch of a dedicated Liberace Garage, featuring many vehicles associated with him and his performances -- several of which were driven onstage as a dynamic element of his shows.

Kicking off the permanent exhibit in high gear, Hollywood Cars Museum and The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts are hosting a special reception at the museum from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 7. The catered cocktail reception, which will include Champagne, cocktails, hors d'oeuvers and live entertainment, is a fundraiser for the foundation, which has provided over $6 million in scholarships in the creative and performing arts since 1981.

Tickets are $50 in advance, $65 at the door. The Hollywood Cars Museum is located at 5115 Dean Martin Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89118. The Liberace Garage will officially open to the public on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m.

Among the vehicles on display at the Liberace Garage is the 1961 Rolls Royce Phantom V that Liberace used to drive onto the stage when he performed at the Las Vegas Hilton. The Foundation lent it to the production of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning HBO film Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon; Douglas, as Liberace, drove it on the stage.

The Liberace Garage also includes the crystal encrusted roadster that he had onstage during his final run of shows at Radio City Music Hall in 1986; and a red, white and blue Rolls convertible which he flew out of via high wire cables at Hilton shows celebrating America's Bicentennial.

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