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Tour Liberace's home and help homeless youth

Posted at 1:16 PM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 16:16:54-04

Have you ever wanted to see the inside of Liberace's mansion?

The Liberace Mansion will be hosting a fundraising event to benefit its neighbor, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, on Sept. 29.

The unique, Liberace-themed event, Puttin' on the Glitz, begins at 6 p.m. and will include art, live music, both live and silent art auctions, a raffle, champagne and hors d’oeuvres crafted by Mark Sandoval, UNLV’s head culinary chef. There will be exclusive performances by Broadway in the Hood, currently in its second season at The Smith Center, and award-winning pianist Wes Winters. Guests also will have the opportunity to tour the mansion.

The Liberace Mansion was designated a historic location earlier this year and was the primary private resident of one of Las Vegas' most famous entertainers.

The lavish mansions contains many original features including the famous famous Sistine Chapel frescoes in the master bedroom and the master bathroom with a marble sunken bathtub, hall of mirrors copied from Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles, ornate and unique fixtures lovingly designed by Liberace, expansive ballroom built across the former piano-key tiled pool, and beautiful and original Moroccan Room located within the upper floor complex.

Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase emergency shelter beds for Southern Nevada's growing population of homeless youth. Last year alone there were more than 14,000 homeless youth enrolled in Clark County schools, a 30 percent increase from the prior year.

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Puttin’ on the Glitz is being hosted by Holy Spirit Lutheran Church and sponsored by Broadway in the Hood, Cirque Du Soleil, Human Rights Campaign Las Vegas and UNLV. Tickets are $75 per person and $125 per couple. To reserve tickets, visit www.nphy.org/glitz. The Liberace Mansion is located at 4982 Shirley Street.