Photos: Taking it off for 10 years at ‘X Burlesque’ at the Flamingo

Dancers perform during the 10th anniversary show of “X Burlesque” at the Flamingo in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Photo: Leila Navidi

By Don Chareunsy

“X Burlesque” celebrated 10 years of headliner star status on the Strip last Thursday night; it all started in 2002 at the Aladdin before moving to its current home at the Flamingo, and the packed showroom was witness to a high-energy, 70-minute show that entertains like a series of sexy music videos, except that the gorgeous women are onstage mere feet away.

The audience for the milestone performance included burlesque icon Tempest Storm, BMX bachelor Ricardo Laguna (“The Ricardo Laguna Project”), hypnotist Anthony Cools, former Beach Boys musician Billy Hinsche, Judge Jackie Glass and musician Frankie Stabile, son of “X Burlesque” producer Angela Stabile and guitarist for Slash’s new band the Conspirators.

X Burlesque 10th Anniversary

Thanks to Leila Navidi of the Las Vegas Sun for her super-sexy -- and non-nude -- photo gallery of the 10th anniversary performance.

Girls of X Burlesque

Check out our “X Burlesque” 10th anniversary coverage, including a history of the topless burlesque, a photo gallery with short bios of the cast and a rundown of the Strip’s topless shows, all penned by Andrea Domanick and shot by Christopher DeVargas of the Las Vegas Sun.

Don Chareunsy is editor of and arts and entertainment editor of

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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