Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Burlesque Queen celebrates Birthday in Vegas..surrounded by beauties!

Kitten DeVille

Angie Pontani

Dixie & Tempest

It was a birthday celebration
fit for the reigning queen of burlesque, Dixie Evans, when some of the best
performers from past and present gathered for a glamorous gala to commemorate
the living legend’s 85th birthday on Saturday, September 3 at the
newly-renovated Royal Resort  Dubbed the “Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque” by
Harold Minsky, no one has inspired generations of performers and done more to
preserve the history and art of burlesque than Evans.

Produced by Frederic Apcar
Productions, the “Dixie Evans Birthday Bash” featured an all-star line-up to
honor the icon including Mistress of Ceremonies Kitten on the Keys and such starlets
of shimmy as Las Vegas’ troupe Cabernet Dance, Kitten DeVille, Kalani Kokonuts,
Renea’ LeRoux, Angie Pontani, Rita Star, and Vi Vacious; along with legends
Miss Nude Universe 1975 Tiffany Carter, Shannon Doah, two-time Miss Nude
Universe and Russ Meyer vixen Kitten Natividad and “Queen of the Fire Tassels,”
Satan’s Angel, who last graced the Royal’s stage in 1975.  During the show, Evans sipped champagne and
shared her star table with friend Tempest Storm. The intimate cabaret revue was
followed by a champagne toast and cupcakes provided by Sloppi Jo’s Roving
Eatery at a private party poolside with performances by local lovelies Cha Cha
Velour who popped out of a big cake, burlesque contortionist Miss Charlamay,
Miss Karla Joy and Absinthe’s Melody Sweets. The “Shimmering Chanteuse” closed
the night with a rousing rendition of “Slice of Heaven” before joining others
in the pool.

“They say big girls don’t
cry, but I sure cried,” said Evans. “I’m overwhelmed with gratitude to all of
my girls and everyone with Frederic Apcar Productions for making this amazing
party possible.”

At 85 years young with no
signs of stopping, Evans is already planning for a Christmas Spectacular in
Las Vegas this December. For more information and all of the
latest news, please visit

Photo credit Denise Truscello
/ WireImage/Getty

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