2015 EXPO Awards Show

Roxi D’Lite, Tootsie’s Cabaret and Spearmint Rhino win big in New Orleans at the 18th Annual ED’s Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show

Hosted by comedian Thea Vidal at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans on August 25th, the “ED’s” are the only national awards show for the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry

September 2nd 2015, Clearwater, FL—In one of America’s most historical cities, on the biggest stage in the industry and in front of a capacity crowd, the best of the adult nightclub industry were honored at the 18th Annual ED’s Adult Nightclub and Exotic Dancer Awards Show.  As the glitter settled, famed “bad girl of burlesque” Roxi D’Lite danced away as ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year, Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami Gardens was awarded Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year, and Spearmint Rhino was bestowed with the coveted Club Chain of the Year. This year’s show was held at the Civic Theater in downtown New Orleans on August 25th and hosted by Thea Vidale.  Best known for her primetime ABC show “Thea,” as well as “Last Comic Standing” Vidale is a 30-year comedy veteran whose show can be as clean or as dirty as the audience calls for—and the crowd loved every minute of her raunchy repertoire.

The ED’s Awards Show is presented and produced by ED (EXOTIC DANCER) Publications each year during the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, also presented and produced by ED Publications. The 23rd Annual EXPO was held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, August 23-26.

In all, 13 awards were presented, including Club of the Year and “Small” Club of the Year in four regions (East, South, Midwest and West), along with the aforementioned Club Chain of the Year and Overall Entertainer of the Year. In addition, the Newcomer Entertainer of the Year Award was presented to British alt-model and feature entertainer Angel Beau, while Bryant Emiliani of Penthouse Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was awarded the General Manager of the Year Award. Joe Carouba, chairman of the BSC Group of San Francisco (owners of the San Francisco Penthouse Club, Hustler Club, and Gold Clubs respectively, among several others), was inducted into the EXOTIC DANCER Hall of Fame. [A complete list of ED’s 2015 Award Winners is attached.]

“I am so very thankful to have been bestowed this prestigious award from my peers and employers”, says Roxi D’Lite.  “When I first started dancing, not only was I unaware I had talent and passion for performance, but I also didn’t know there was such an incredible community of extremely supportive individuals. I’ve made it my mission to bridge the gap between burlesque and the adult nightclub industry. So finally, because of this award, I finally feel my mission is coming to fruition; I’ve come full circle. Words can’t express how much this means to me.”

Voting for the 2015 ED’s Awards was held online only at TheEDawards.com in July 2015. Club, entertainer, and staff nominees were gathered mainly from pre-nomination votes placed at www.theEDawards.com throughout the month of May.

“For our first time hosting the EXPO and Awards Show in New Orleans, we couldn’t be any happier with the unbelievable turnout and enthusiasm of the sold-out crowd at the Civic Theatre,” says ED Publications’ Associate Publisher, Dave Manack. “Thea killed it—the crowd loved her! And our four Entertainer of the Year nominees each showcased exactly why they deserved to be up on that  prestigious ED Awards Show stage.”

To make sure that the ED’s Awards Show remained a slim, trim two-hour presentation, a select few awards were moved to a special presentation during the Opening Night Pub Crawl at the Penthouse Club New Orleans.  At the Opening Night Party, the following awards were presented: “Feature Club” of the Year, International Club of the Year, Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year, Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year, Miss ExoticDancer.com of the Year, DJ of the Year and Club Employee of the Year.

For more information on ED Publications, the Annual EXPO or the ED’s Awards Show, please visit www.theEDexpo.com or call (727) 726-3592.


Overall Club
Blush Gentlemen’s Club in Pittsburgh
Cheetah in Atlanta
Dames n’ Games in Los Angeles
Deja Vu Showgirls in Nashville
Gold Club in, San Francisco
Penthouse Club in East St. Louis, Illinois
Scores in Baltimore
Tootsie’s Cabaret in North Miami
Winner: Tootsie’s Cabaret in North Miami

Club Chain
Christie’s Cabaret
Deja Vu/Hustler Clubs
Fantasy Showclubs/Pony Clubs
MAL Entertainment
Rick’s Cabaret
Spearmint Rhino
VCG/PT’s Showclubs
Winner: Spearmint Rhino

Overall Entertainer
Angela Sommers
Christina Aguchi
Roxi D’Lite
And the winner is: Roxi D’Lite

Joe Carouba

Club in the East
Archibald’s in Washington, DC
Cadillac Lounge in Providence
Kahoots in Columbus, Ohio
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in Baltimore
Mardis Gras in Springfield, Massachusetts
Roc Venus, Vernon, CT
Scores in New York City
Vivid Cabaret in New York City
Winner: Scores in New York City

Small Club in the East
Babe’s NOLA in Burlington, New Jersey
Club Risque in Philadelphia
Crazy Horse in Pleasantville, New Jersey
DiCarlo’s in Albany, New York
Hurricane Betty’s in Worcester, Massachusetts
Little Darlings in Baltimore
PT’s Showclub in Portland, Maine
Tiffany’s in Tonawanda, New York
Winner: Little Darlings in Baltimore

Club in the Central Region
Atlantis in Chicago
Buck’s Cabaret in Fort Worth
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in East Saint Louis, Illinois
Lumberyard 2 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Rick’s Cabaret in San Antonio
San Antonio Men’s Club in San Antonio
Spearmint Rhino in Dallas
The Men’s Club in Houston
Winner: Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in East Saint Louis, Illinois

Small Club in the Central Region
Angels in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Diamond Jim’s Isabella Queen in Janesville, Wisconsin
Double D Saloon in Oklahoma City
Fantasy’s in Traverse City, Michigan
Jaguars in Longview, Texas
Scores NWI in Gary, Indiana
Shakers in Waverly, Nebraska
Temptations in Beaumont, Texas
The Pony in Evansville, Indiana
Winner: Temptations in Beaumont, Texas

Club in the South
E11EVEN in Miami
Larry Flynt’s Barely Legal in New Orleans
Penthouse Club in New Orleans
Scores in Charlotte
Solid Gold in Fort Lauderdale
The Pony in Huntsville, Alabama
Thee Dollhouse in Tampa
Winner: Thee Dollhouse in Tampa

Small Club in the South
2001 Odyssey in Tampa
Club Babe’s in Atlanta
Candy Store in Mobile, Alabama
Cheetah in West Palm Beach
Leather and Lace North in Charlotte
Michael’s Men’s Club in Lafayette, Louisiana
Mons Venus in Tampa
Treasure Club in Greensboro, North Carolina
Vegas Cabaret in Lauderhill, Florida
Winner: Vegas Cabaret in Lauderhill, Florida

Club in the West
4 Play in Los Angeles
Acropolis in Portland, Oregon
Bourbon Street in Phoenix
Deja Vu in North Hollywood
Diamond Cabaret in Denver
Penthouse Club in San Francisco
Spearmint Rhino in Las Vegas
The Library in Westminister, California
Winner: Spearmint Rhino in Las Vegas

Small Club in the West
Condor in San Francisco
Devil’s Point in Portland, Oregon
Fantasy Castle in Long Beach
Fox Club Cabaret in Missoula, Montana
La Boheme (Laa-Bow-Em) in Denver
Pacers in San Diego
Spearmint Rhino in Santa Barbara
Winner: La Boheme in Denver

Feature Club
Al’s Diamond Cabaret, Reading, Pennsylvania
Cafe Royale, Farmingdale, New York
Fantasies Nightclub, Baltimore
Monroe’s of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach
Platinum 84, Denver
Silk Exotic, Madison, Wisconsin
Spearmint Rhino, Lexington
Wild Cherry, Harvest, Alabama
Winner: Monroe’s of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL

International Showclub
Boudoir Rouge, Calgary, AB, Canada
Golden Girls Elite Gentlemen’s Club, Moscow
Peelerz, Nisku, AB, Canada
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, Croydon, England
Penthouse Club, Perth, Australia
Penthouse Club, Paris
Showgirls Bar 20, Melbourne, Australia
Spearmint Rhino, London
Winner: Penthouse Club, Perth, Australia

General Manager
Joe Bee at Monroe’s in West Palm Beach
Michael Daigle at Michael’s Men’s Club in Lafayette, Louisiana
Bryant Emiliani at the Penthouse Club in Baton Rouge
Frankie Fusco at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in San Francisco
Brian Hopkins at On the Border in Franklin, Wisconsin
Ann Kesler at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in New Orleans
Mitchell McDonald at Dames n’ Games in Los Angeles
Damon Quinn at Vegas Cabaret in Lauderhill, Florida
Moe Rifai at Fantasy Castle in Long Beach
Amanda Waskiewicz at La Boheme in Denver
Winner: Bryant Emiliani

Club Employee
Michelle Brown, House Mom, Scores, Charlotte, NC
Ariel Goode, Marketing Manager, Spearmint Rhino chain
Rob Leone, Dir of Security &VIP, On the Border, Franklin, WI
Kris Liv, House Mom,Cadillac Lounge, Providence, RI
Jonathon Mathews, Floor Manager, Club Onyx, Houston
Bennett Mohney, Universal Assistant, Little Darlings, Las Vegas
Nunzio, Solid Gold, Fort Lauderdale
Stephen Smith, Promo Manager, Crazy Horse, San Francisco
Ashley Sponsler, Waitress, Hustler Club, San Francisco
Winner: Ashley Sponsler, Waitress, Hustler Club, San Francisco

DJ of the Year
Jerry Butler, Splendor Gentlemen’s Club, Houston
Jimmy Boucher, Monroe’s, West Palm Beach
Jay Crowley, Gold Club, San Francisco
Josh Fiore, Cadillac Lounge, Providence
Ilan Fong, Kahoot’s, Columbus
Don Mega, Rick’s Cabaret, Odessa, Texas
Glenn Miller, Baby Dolls, Dallas
DJ Platypus, Tootsie’s Cabaret, North Miami
Tim Rhodes, Cheetah, Atlanta
Nicky Stobaugh, Deja Vu, City of Industry, California
Winner: Jay Crowley, Gold Club, San Francisco

Newcomer Feature Entertainer
Angel Beau
Chelsea La Vone
Eva Lovia
Jazy Berlin
Jordan Skye
Natasha Nova
Reagan Reilly
Winner: Angel Beau

Club Favorite Feature Entertainer
Jaded Dawn
Jayden Cole
Janine Jericho
Lisa Licious
Miss Mena
Phoenix Phires
Simone Danalustrous
Vayda Kiss
Viva La Muerte
Winner: Jayden Cole

Adult Movie Feature Entertainer
Alexis Texas
Allie Haze
Danica Dillon
Katie Morgan
Kendra Lust
Lexi Belle
Nichole Aniston
Nikki Delano
Richelle Ryan
Sophie Dee & Gianna Michaels
Winner: Richelle Ryan

Miss ExoticDancer.Com of 2015
Carmen Valentina
Emily Marilyn
Isabelle Deltore
Janine Jericho
Jessa Rhodes
Jazy Berlin
Jordan Skye
Kendra Sunderland
Natasha Nova
Nikki Benz
Reagan Reilly
Skyla Rayne
Winner: Isabelle Deltore

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