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December 18, 2014

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Strip headliner Frank Marino dresses up his Vegas favorites

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Strip diva Frank Marino

The irrepressible Frank Marino doesn't need Halloween as an excuse to dress up — he's got his own show for that!

In "Divas Las Vegas," the city's longest-running headliner (celebrating 25 years this month) stars as both Joan Rivers and a cheeky femme fatale character, leading a cast of drag artists who perform as everyone from Bette to Beyoncé.

"Las Vegas Magazine" caught up with the diva himself to find out what he loves about the city he calls home.

Qua Baths & Spa: My favorite thing is to go in the snow room after going in the steam room. They have a room where you can go into Arctic cold and it closes all your pores.

Donny & Marie: Their show is very well-produced. I like the music they chose, their banter is fabulous, and I just think they are two of the nicest people.

Carluccio's Italian Restaurant (1775 E. Tropicana Ave.): The Liberace Museum is closed, but Liberace Plaza is open with Carluccio's Restaurant, and it's the best-kept secret in Vegas and it's all home-cooked Italian meals.

Everything 24/7: I love the fact that I can get out of my show at midnight and go to a fancy restaurant and still enjoy a nice meal.

Fun with company: I love when I get company in and I can do strange things with them like take them to Vegas Indoor Skydiving on Convention Center Drive, so they can feel what it's like to have no gravity. And if they're not being good houseguests, I like to send them over to the Stratosphere and have them bungee-jump off the building.

Shopping: I like Escada at The Forum Shops and Nurielle at Fashion Show. They actually did my red carpet dress for Miss Congeniality 2.

"Divas Las Vegas": I am very lucky to have one of the most fabulous casts in Las Vegas. When you come to Divas, it's a high-energy show that has 17 tribute characters of all the famous women that have performed on the Strip.

— Originally published in Las Vegas Magazine

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