Sequins in the Sand: 20 Years of Miss Exotic World photography show in Vegas

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If you are in Vegas, please join in celebrating the start of Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2010-and a thrilling new chapter in the Hall of Fame's history: the grand opening of the new E. Fremont mini-museum and gift shop. Photographs by yours truly and many others. As part of the Weekend's many exciting festivities and performances, on exhibit will be  "SEQUINS IN THE SAND: Celebrating 20 Years of Miss Exotic World," the inaugural exhibit iof the Burlesque hall of Fame at Emergency Arts, a downtown adaptive re-use of the former Fremont Medical Center. The center has plans to be an artists' collective with with artwork even in old exam rooms. From their facebook page: "The aim is to bring working artists, writers, photographers, clothing designers, musicians, film-makers, artisans, graphic designers, dancers, retailers, actors, and start-up non-profit organizations together to synergize as a creative collective or co-op. Visitor traffic will be fueled by the destination of the variety of tenants, special events, exhibitions, and an “anchor” tenant." What is also really interesting is that this is a brand new home for the former museum of burlesque, Exotic World, which has been in limbo since water damage and volunteer efforts to put everything in storage. It was the kind of place you read about in the Roadside America books. You'd drive out on Route 66 to an oasis in the high desert in Helendale, Calif., toot your horn as you pulled in the gate of an old goat farm, and out would pop the former Marilyn Monroe of burlesque, the octogenarian Dixie Evans! It was fantastic.

SEQUINS IN THE SAND: Celebrating 20 Years of Miss Exotic World
Inaugural exhibit curated by Laurenn McCubbin
FIRST FRIDAY, JUNE 4, exhibition on view through July 31st, 2010
Opening Reception, 4p-6p
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Oscar Goodman, Reigning Queen of Burlesque Kalani Kokonuts Dixie Evans, 5p (sharp)
The Burlesque Hall of Fame: Where the Strip Meets Tease

Emergency Arts
520 Fremont Street, #120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

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Lisa Kereszi