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Thanks for the Memories, Riviera Hotel and Summit Inn

It’s ironic that just one day after the last tower of the Riviera Hotel was imploded, the Summit Inn burned to the ground.

The Riviera was the ninth casino and the first high-rise to be built on the Las Vegas Strip. 223 more words

Editor's Journal

The Artificial and the Natural

Playing the oboe is difficult. It’s a woodwind instrument topped with a double reed made of cane, wire, cord, cork, nail varnish, beeswax and brass. When the reed is working well the oboe makes a beguiling and plaintive sound (think of the solo from Swan Lake or at the start of the slow movement of Brahms’ Violin Concerto).  930 more words

Liberace Studios Video: Photo Archive 2

Dallas completes cataloging and digitizing the Liberace Museum Photo Library. The collection is ready for brand licensing opportunities and research requests.


Liberace Museum Collection

Thursday June 9, 2016 -- NYTimes Crossword No. 0505

Thursday June 9, 2016 — NYTimes Crossword No. 0505

The theme was fun and interesting. I cracked the code in twenty minutes. But that didn’t save me today. 766 more words

NYTimes Crossword

Muhammad Ali spoken word peformance with Liberace

Before the American Civil Rights Act of 1964, before Cassius Clay became the champion, before he became Muhammad Ali, two titans of showmanship crossed paths on The Jack Paar show.   173 more words