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Vegas Liberace exhibit offers trove of glittery memorabilia, including rhinestone piano

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - For years, Las Vegas tourists have had no place to pay their respects to one of the glitzy town's founding fathers. The once wildly popular Liberace museum closed in 2010 after years of declining patronage, and the famously flamboyant entertainer's shimmering artifacts have since languished in storage. This week, a Strip casino is bringing some of Liberace's most decadent possessions back into the public eye.

Liberace film 'Behind the Candelabra' wins Emmys glory

Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" won three Emmys on Sunday, including one for best TV movie, as British pop king Elton John sang a tribute to the flamboyant gay entertainer. The movie -- made for the small screen rather than the cinema, reportedly partly due to the frank depiction of gay sex -- also took home awards for best actor Michael Douglas, who starred as Liberace, and best director Steven Soderbergh.

Elton John to honor Liberace at Emmys

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Elton John will perform at the Emmy Awards for the first time to honor Liberace in recognition of the pianist's HBO biopic, "Behind the Candelabra." John's performance comes as the Stephen Soderbergh film is nominated for 15 Emmys. It will accompany the previously announced appearances by presenters Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who are both nominated in Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie category.

Michael Douglas, Matt Damon to present at Emmys

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who co-starred in this year's Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra," will serve as presenters at this month's Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, organizers said Tuesday. Both stars are nominated for leading actor in a movie or mini-series at the award show regarded as the Oscars of the television industry, which will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22. "Behind the Candelabra" has 15 Emmy nominations in all.

Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace sells for $500K; buyer is fan of performer

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A 15,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 in cash to a British businessman who said he learned to play the piano after being inspired by the flamboyant performer. The buyer — Martyn Ravenhill — closed the deal on Aug. 23 for $29,000 below its list price and about $3 million less than it was sold for seven years ago. "I grew up thinking Liberace was wonderful," Ravenhill told the British publication Get Surrey. "I thought he was much more than just a camp figure. He set trends that continue today."

Bank-owned Las Vegas mansion once occupied by Liberace listed for half a million dollars

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A Las Vegas mansion that once belonged to Liberace and ultimately landed in the hands of a bank is now listed for half a million dollars, cash-only. The nearly 14,939-square-foot mansion, built in 1962 and set on a half-acre lot near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has two bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and several large areas for entertaining. It also features touches reminiscent of the flamboyant pianist that once lived there, including chandeliers, a mirror bar etched with Liberace's signature and a room with tile piano keys in the floor.

HBO's 'Behind the Candelabra' premiere draws 2.4 million viewers

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - HBO's Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" managed to deliver considerable heat to the premium cable network with its Sunday premiere. The film, which stars Michael Douglas as the flamboyant pianist and Matt Damon as his lover, drew 2.4 million total viewers with initial airing Sunday at 9 p.m.

Steven Soderbergh moves from film to TV

The US director has decided to take a break from the silver screen for a stint in television. Soderbergh is going to direct and produce a medical mini-series starring Clive Owen, reveals Deadline.com. "The Knick," a period drama set in downtown New York in 1900, follows the medical staff of Knickerbocker Hospital as they push the boundaries of clinical medicine at a time of very high mortality rates -- before the discovery of antibiotics.

Steven Soderbergh moves from film to TV

The US director has decided to take a break from the silver screen for a stint in television. Soderbergh is going to direct and produce a medical mini-series starring Clive Owen, reveals Deadline.com. "The Knick," a period drama set in downtown New York in 1900, follows the medical staff of Knickerbocker Hospital as they push the boundaries of clinical medicine at a time of very high mortality rates -- before the discovery of antibiotics.

Steven Soderbergh moves from film to TV

The US director has decided to take a break from the silver screen for a stint in television. Soderbergh is going to direct and produce a medical mini-series starring Clive Owen, reveals Deadline.com. "The Knick," a period drama set in downtown New York in 1900, follows the medical staff of Knickerbocker Hospital as they push the boundaries of clinical medicine at a time of very high mortality rates -- before the discovery of antibiotics.
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