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Candy is crowned!

Miss-Nude-wild-3Candy Reign crowned Miss Nude 2012 at Wild J’s in Canute, Oklahoma

Wild J’s in Canute, Oklahoma, recently played host to the Miss Nude 2012 pageant.  Over a dozen feature performers, both brand new and well known, put on acts that showcased their skills both in and out of costume during a highly competitive 18 categories.  

Night Moves Awards 2012

BKP 0068On Sunday, October 7th at the Dallas Bull nightclub in Tampa, Florida  the winners of the 20th Annual Nightmoves Adult Awards were announced.  Hosted by Tony Batman and feature entertainer Prinzzess Felicity Jade the awards honored some of the brightest stars in the adult entertainment industry, both locally and nationally know with the winners being chosen via an online ballot.   The awards show capped-off the annual Nightmoves Weekend, the annual Tampa celebration where stars mix and mingle in town for three days of appearences  at local adult clubs, the Nightmoves fan fest and numerous radio interviews

Nightmoves 2012

BKP 9086The Nightmoves Show, Tampa Florida

The Nightmoves Show, Tampa Florida's annual celebration of all things adult-rated kicked off its 20 year celebration on October 4th.  Thee Dollhouse Tampa hosted the first of three “Star Caravans” bringing together some of the most well-known faces in porn.   On Friday the stars return to Bare Assets in Holiday Florida, the only full nude, full liquor venue of the weekend and the third caravan, on Saturday night, will be held at Deja Vu ShowgirlsThe stars have an opportunity to dance at each location and fans are encouraged to attend and meet the more than two dozen XXX performers.

The Happier Side

fi angry-stripperThe Happier Side of the Angry Stripper -  
She was a newspaper journalist who moonlighted as an entertainer. Then she got caught—and got fired. And then sued.  Now, Sarah Tressler—the artist formerly known as The Angry Stripper—has put it all in a book.  And unlike some, she’s still dancing.  Diablo, who?

Inari Vachs

anariFeature Focus:  Inari Vachs
After a number years touring as a feature entertainer in support of her bustling adult film career, Inari Vachs took an eight-year “hiatus” in 2002 to settle down and start a family of her own. She stayed in the limelight long enough to create her own production company as well as work for Playboy TV as a co-host of their popular “Naughty Amateur Home Video” Series.  But with a resume that includes 400 adult film entries and an AVN Performer of the Year Award, Vachs did accept the occasional booking to satisfy the thirst of her fan base.  

Reign Supreme

ASPEN REIGNFeature Entertainer Aspen Reign becomes co-owner of Aspen’s Escape in Columbus, Ohio

There aren’t many titles Aspen Reign hasn’t captured as one of the adult nightclub industry’s most honored feature entertainers.  Skimming through her list of wins reads more like the highlights of a Hall of Fame inductee class than the resume of a dancer.  But no, this is all her.  The hard part is figuring out where to begin.

Naturally, we would start at her 2003 ED’s “Overall Entertainer of the Year” Award (hey, we’re partial).  But if you’re looking for Aspen’s repeat performances, look to her one-woman dynasty as a Miss Nude World (five times over), or as the Penthouse Gold G-String Overall Champion (twice).  Then come those superlative “Hottest…” trophies—too many to list when it comes to Aspen, but suffice to say that they have honored every inch of her anatomy—front and back, head to toe—during one contest or another over her decade in the business.

The beauty of it all is rather than reading as a list of prior accomplishments, Aspen is still sought after by fans and is one of the most re-booked features on the road.  If heavy is the head that wears the crown, then it is the only thing Aspen Reign chooses not to divulge while on stage.

In early 2012, Aspen earned yet another title—this time as adult nightclub proprietor—as she’s become partner and namesake of Aspen’s Escape in Columbus, Ohio.  “It has always been on my bucket list to own a club,” says Aspen during one of few off days.  “I didn’t go out looking to purchase a club, but I was approached by the current owners and was presented with an idea that was too perfect to pass up.”   

Formerly named Escape (and prior to that, Dockside Dolls), the two-story, 25,000-square-foot facility features four bars with four stages (one main, three side) with an average rooster of 25 entertainers and 20 employees.  It is the sister club of the readily known Columbus Gold club.  With prior experience owning a nightclub and sports bar in Peoria, Illinois, Reign says that her primary responsibility will be that of marketing and promotions of Aspen’s Escape.

“The marketing team I’ve brought with me has 21 years of experience in management and promoting the ultimate party atmosphere,” says Aspen.  “They have prior experience promoting in multiple cities for some of the largest [adult] nightclub chains in the country.”  

Since Aspen has come aboard, the club has added four video projection screens, an LED video monitor for in-house advertisements, and redesigned their funny money. To modernize Aspen’s Escape and help bring in a more diverse clientele, Reign and her teams plans to fly in a number of well-known DJs, as well as feature entertainers.  There is even talk of hosting a GLBT (gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender) night on Sundays.  

“We want to hit every kind of clientele in the Columbus area,” Aspen says.  “We want this club to be infused with a Vegas-style energy for our customers.”

The boss will also get on stage, too, as Aspen will share back-of-the-house responsibilities along with performing during certain nights and on special occasions.  “I want to show the house girls that they can put a little more showbiz into their stage shows,” she says.  “I’m not just going to be another ‘boss’ to them, I want to inspire them and help them be successful.”  

The challenge Aspen says she will face with her entertainers is to have them adapt to the “work ethic” she had as a former house dancer.  As Aspen has seen over the years, once ambition mixes properly with hard work, the accolades can prove to be endless. And when life is a party, as it promises to be at Aspen’s club, “work” is the furthest thing from anyone’s mind.

“Aspen’s Escape plans on being the biggest party club in Columbus,” says Reign.  It’s going to be something the likes of which this city has never seen. From the foundation and staff we already have, and with what I plan on bringing in in the months to come, I’m confident we will present a venue that will make the industry stand-up and take notice.”  

For more information, bookings, or for traveling house entertainers looking to dance at Aspen’s Escape, please contact Reigndance Productions at (309) 453-0963.   —Kristofer Kay

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