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Monday, May 12, 2008

Bringin' it, New York style

This is the new poster for this year's Exotic World Weekend, produced by the Burlesque Hall of Fame, rapidly approaching in June. This is our third year as deeply entrenched volunteers with this organization and this event; just in those three years it has grown in mind-boggling ways; 2006 was just the event's first year in Vegas after its beginnings literally in the desert, at the original Exotic World Museum, a converted goat farm off a dusty strip of old Route 66 in Helendale, California. In Vegas, every year the venues have gotten bigger, the crowds bigger, the performers more international...and now we're at the Palms. They're building a stage for us over the pool. Afterparty is at the Playboy Club. It's crazy.

Anyway, I'm very proud to report that this year, Clams Casino has been selected by the judges to perform in the 2008 Miss Exotic World Pageant, as one of just 12 contestants in the Best Debut category! While both of us believe that the competition is far from the most important thing about the weekend experience, it's an honor, she was picked out of a huge international field of contestants and I couldn't be more excited for her to hit that big stage for a crowd in the thousands.

Poster art is by Mitch O'Connell; pictured left to right are the past six winners of Miss Exotic World: Japan's Erochica Bamboo, LA's Kitten DeVille, NYC's Julie Atlas Muz, Chicago's Michelle L'Amour, London's Immodesty Blaize and NYC's Dirty Martini. (click for a larger view)



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