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Liberace Brings Too Much of a Good Thing to Cosmopolitan

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[Photos: Connie Furr Soloman and Jan Jewett for Liberace Extravaganza]

Get inside the closet of Liberace when a special exhibit comes to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for six weeks starting Nov. 25. The exhibit from The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts dubbed Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume brings the famous pianist and showman back to the Strip for the first time in 30 years.

Behind the capes, feathers, hot pants and boas find Liberace's decadent belongings such as a rhinestone piano, Liberace's Rhinestone Roadster, an extravagant, curated costume collection, opulent European candelabras and video clips of performances.

Perhaps most exciting for fashion lovers: an up-close-and-personal look at Liberace's wardrobe including a virgin fox fur coat with 16-foot train, sequined jumpsuits, custom-made cowboy boots and more. The rhinestone piano will be displayed at The Chandelier with the Roadster nearby at the resort's Las Vegas Boulevard entrance.

The exhibition is curated by Deirdre Clemente, an assistant professor of history and associate director of the public history program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Donation boxes will be available for those wishing to donate to the Liberace Foundation's scholarship fund.

Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume will open Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. and the exhibit will be open daily from 3 to 10 p.m.
· Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas [Official Site]