publication date: Monday, October 14, 2002 (part of Round XVIII)
clue: This liberal piano man's outfits were flashier than Las Vegas itself.
explanation: Liberace was a singer and piano-player known for his elaborate outfits and sets, and played a permanent show in Las Vegas for years. The word "liberal" is a play on his name. more…
solved by: Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Kelly Stokes, Amir H. Sufyani, Andy Hubbartt, D. R., Angela Lathem-Ballard, Effie Schaver, and Steve Elliser
trivia: Repeated among other incorrect guesses was Elvis Presley, also known for flashy white costumes.