Liberace is getting a Las Vegas street named after him, and it’s about time, said Jonathan Warren, chairman of the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts.
“Liberace came here in 1944 and literally set the stage for everyone who came after him,” Warren said of the late pianist and showman.
“He was 15 years ahead of Wayne Newton and the Rat Pack and 25 years ahead of Elvis Presley. It’s important for Las Vegas to recognize this great entertainer. It’s good that they’re finally doing this,” Warren said.
Karen Avenue, between Maryland Parkway and Joe W. Brown Drive, will be renamed Liberace Avenue.
Clark County Planning Commissioners voted unanimously last week to make the change, which takes effect Wednesday.