Award-Winning International Performers Featured at the 2015 Florida Burlesque Festival

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Miss Exotic World 2004, Dirty Martini, and the King of Burlesque 2013, Ray Gunn, award-winning burlesque performers from around the world, and a tribute to Bettie Page photographer and Florida native Bunny Yeager will be featured at the 2015 Florida Burlesque Festival, Sept. 4-5. Tickets on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets.

Miss Exotic World, Dirty Martini, will headline the 2015 Florida Burlesque Festival, Sept. 4-5 at Cinema Paradiso.

“I am bringing the best of the international burlesque community back to into my back yard to play,”

Florida's most popular burlesque event, the 2015 Florida Burlesque Festival will feature award-winning burlesque performers from around the world, including former Miss Exotic World, Dirty Martini, and former King of Burlesque, Ray Gunn, Sept. 4-5 at the historic Cinema Paradiso. The star-studded two-day festival designed to capture the glamour and the excitement of the Golden Age of Burlesque that Florida was once known for. The event offers a line-up of world-renowned entertainers, comedy shows, vaudeville acts, burlesque classes and a photo gallery tribute to Bettie Page photographer and Florida native, the late Bunny Yeager. Tickets are $35 for General Admission, $55.00 for VIP and $100 for the Swarovski Crystal level, which guarantees front row seating, at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2074618 or by calling Brown Paper Tickets’ 24/7 event concierges at 1-800-838-3006.

“I am bringing the best burlesque performers from around the world into my back yard to play,” said Bambi La Fleur, producer of the Florida Burlesque Festival and an award-winning burlesque performer. The Florida Burlesque Festival was a sold-out event in 2014. ”Get your tickets early and hold on tight, because this year's talent will blow you away!"

Headliners include Miss Exotic World 2004, Dirty Martini, who was named “One of the Best in Burlesque” by the New York Times and 2013's King of Burlesque, Ray Gunn, who has headlined at burlesque festivals and shows across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Pretty Boy Rock, the award-winning boylesque performer, singer, actor, dancer and comedian who has been featured on Comedy Central and Bravo TV will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the weekend and German burlesque sensations Rose Rainbow and Dixie Dynamite will take the stage both nights of the festival. Also appearing from the Florida burlesque scene will be “The Skintillating Siren” Lila Starlet, Fire Queen Angeliki and a Saturday night performance by festival producer and internationally celebrated burlesque performer Bambi La Fleur.

The 2015 festival is dedicated to the legendary pin-up model and photographer, Florida native Bunny Yeager, who passed away on May 25, 2014. Bunny is best known for her photos of Bettie Page, and particularly for her photos for Playboy magazine. Her work also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Pageant and Redbook. Bunny was a close friend to Bambi LaFleur and therefore Bambi dedicates each installment of the festival to her memory. Featured performer Madeline Sinclaire will perform a Bettie Page tribute act in honor of Yeager.

The Florida Burlesque Festival will re-create the look and feel of Burlesque’s Golden Age. In the '40s and '50s, legendary performers and pin-up girls like Bettie Page, Tempest Storm, Dixie Evans, Big Fannie Annie, Dusty Summers and many others performed in Florida, with some making the sunshine state their home. Two Burlesque Legends, Camile 2000, and the Magical Dusty Summers will grace the festival stage, and the Cinema Paradiso’s art-deco style with its plush, blue velvet seating and vintage theatrical ambiance will lend a classic feel and a retro vibe to the modern-day star studded event.

More information can be found at http://www.floridaburlesquefestival.com, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Burlesque-Festival/257263634423522?fref=ts.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution photos and interviews with all performers and with producer Bambi La Fleur are available by phone and in full costume, in-studio, as a way to obtain your own unique angle for covering The Florida Burlesque Festival. Call Bambi La Fleur at 305-720-6466.

More About the Headliners:

Ray Gunn: Ray Gunn was crowned the “2013 King of Burlesque" at the Burlesque Hall of Fame and has headlined at burlesque festivals and shows across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand with his smoldering, sexy, and frequently avant garde solo acts. Trained in contemporary dance, acrobatics, capoeira and pole dancing, Ray creates imaginative works of strip-tease art that show off his athletic ability and inspired choreography. Ray served on the creative team of Beggar’s Carnivale in St. Louis and recently was a featured presenter at Burlycon in Seattle. He is quickly becoming known for his large menu of insightful burlesque and dance workshops. He is also a key member of The Stage Door Johnnies. Based in Chicago, The Stage Door Johnnies are the only all-male burlesque group of its kind. They give the audience a rare glimpse at a masculine twist on the historic art of striptease and have individually and collectively earned numerous local and world titles including: “Best Group” 2011, “Artists of the Year 2010” by the Burlesque Innovation Guild and named in the Top 10 performers in the world by 21st Century Burlesque magazine two years in a row.

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