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Classic burlesque dancers at center of Vegas striptease war

Two rival burlesque groups -- the Burlesque Hall of Fame and a newishly formed breakaway group -- are locked in busty battle -- and lawsuits. The weapons in the fight: famous names such as Dixie Evans and Tempest Storm. From the Wall Street Journal:

With tasseled lingerie and top-drawer lawyers, the Burlesque Hall of Fame here is girding for a showdown with a group of striptease rivals. The nonprofit Hall of Fame is facing off against a breakaway burlesque show slated for June 4, the same weekend as the Hall's annual fund-raiser. The splinter group, led by two former Hall board members, named their event "Sassy Lassy" after a club long associated with the Hall of Fame. The group also wooed away two of the Hall's biggest attractions: octogenarian exotic dancers Dixie Evans and Tempest Storm, stalwarts of the Hall's "Legends of Burlesque" show.

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As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.