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Keep A Breast Foundation & Burlesque Hall of Fame to raise funds, awareness for breast cancer

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Las Vegas Arts District exhibit to feature plaster busts of classic and contemporary burlesque and pinup icons, customized by established and emerging art stars

storm_tempest May 12, 2008, Las Vegas, NV — The Burlesque Hall of Fame and The Keep A Breast Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of Breast Defense: Glamour Girls For Early Detection, an exhibition of one-of-a-kind plaster molds cast from the busts of such legendary burlesque icons as Tempest Storm(Striptease Girl, Teasearama), pictured, and Tura Satana ((Miss Japan Beautiful, Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), as well as modern day neo-burlesque and pinup sensations Immodesty Blaize (Miss Exotic World 2007), Michelle L’amour (Miss Exotic World 2006, America’s Got Talent), Jami Deadly, Sabina Kelley and Heidi van Horne and many, many others.

Customized by today’s most exciting contemporary artists—including Amy Sol, David LaChapelle, Derek Hess, Elizabeth McGrath, Gary Baseman, Iggy Pop, Jerry Misko, Kat von D, Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), KRK Ryden, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mitch O'Connell, Tim Biskup and Hi-Fructose co-publishers Annie Owens and Attaboy—the casts will be on display at Downtown Las Vegas’ The Fallout Gallery from May 23- June 28, 2008.

“I’m extremely grateful to all of the artists and ‘glamour girls’ who donated their time and talents for this exhibition,” said Keep A Breast Co-Founder and Executive Director, Shaney Jo Darden, “The finished pieces aren’t just beautiful, they’re meaningful. Each one is unique, yet they all speak to the importance of being aware of your body and maintaining a healthy, positive body image—regardless of your age, shape or size.”

Breast Defense opens for previews on Friday, May 23 from 6pm-9pm, with a special Artists Reception to follow on Thursday, June 5 (also from 6pm-9pm). The Fallout is located at 1551 South Commerce Street in Las Vegas, Nevada. Regular gallery hours are

Wednesday-Saturday from 12noon-4:30pm, plus 6pm-10pm every First Friday. For more information, please visit www.thefallout.net or www.firstfriday-lasvegas.org.

Participating Artists: Amy Sol, Annie Owens, Annie Sperling, Attaboy, Casey Weldon, Charlene Lanzel, Chase, David Cutter, David LaChapelle, Derek Hess, Elizabeth McGrath, Gabriel Shaffer, Gary Baseman, George Long, Ian Chase, Iggy Pop, Jerry Misko, Joshua Ellingson, Kat von D, Kim Gordon, KRK Ryden, Krysztof Nemeth, Mark George, Mark Mothersbaugh, Megan Besmirched, Mike Giant, Mitch O'Connell, Molly Crabapple, Nash, Nicole Steen, Pilar Alvarez, PJ Fidler, Mr. Reusch, Ronnie Land, Sara Ray, Sarah Emerson, Sas Christian, Scott Ewalt, Shawn Barber, Sue Zola, Tim Biskup, Tony Rodrigues and Tonya Lee

Castees: Amanda Nixon, Amber Ray, Miss Astrid, Bambi the Mermaid, Bunny Love, Camille 2000, Candy Caramelo, Clams Casino, Creamy Stevens, Darlinda, Dee Milo, Devilicia, Dixie Evans, Erochica Bamboo, Fanny Spankings, Foxy Tann & The Wham-Bam Thank You Ma’ams, Gigi Valiant, Immodesty Blaize, Indigo Blue, Jami Deadly, Jo Boobs, Julie Atlas Muz, Kittie Klaw, Kitten Natividad, Legs Malone, Little Brooklyn, Margaret Cho, Michelle L’amour, Peekaboo Pointe, Pinchbottom Burlesque, Stephanie Blake, Tempest Storm, Tigger!, Tura Satana, Violet Eva, The Von Foxies, Vivienne VaVoom and World Famous *BOB* 

About Keep A Breast:

The Keep A Breast Foundation ™ is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, we seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being.

About The Burlesque Hall of Fame:

The Burlesque Hall of Fame ™ is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to inspire, educate and entertain the public, fostering an understanding of the history and heritage of classic burlesque--including but not limited to the art, artifacts and personal histories of its brightest stars. For more information about the Burlesque Hall of Fame, Breast Defense or burlesque in general, please visit us online at www.burlesquehall.com.

About The Fallout:

The Fallout is a contemporary art gallery located in Downtown Las Vegas. Owned and operated by First Friday founder, Cindy Funkhouser, and her husband, floor artist Rick Dominguez, The Fallout exhibits local and national artists, working in a variety of contemporary media.

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