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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:50 am

FAIRBANKS — Burlesque is supposed to be sexy, sassy and a little risqué. This is all that and more.

“The Hot Mess: A Sexy Show” is the final fundraiser of the season for Angry, Young and Poor, Fairbanks’ noted bohemian collective of philanthropic types who support charitable causes around the city. In traditional burlesque form, the show is a throwback to the burlesque of days past with some skin, some sex appeal, some dancing and music, and a little bit of eye-winking off-color adult humor. If you know burlesque, you know what you’re getting. 

“We like to pride ourselves on the Hot Mess being sexy but also smart. Our unofficial theme is ‘make them think for the sexy’,” said David Leslie, one of Angry, Young and Poor’s “disorganizers” who is helping produce the show.

Tonight is the fourth Hot Mess Burlesque that AYP has hosted, and the second one to be held at Rock ‘n’ Rodeo, the venue for tonight’s performance.  Rock ‘n’ Rodeo offers a great stage and ample space, Leslie said, hence hosting another show there.

“The atmosphere is a lot of sexy people doing a lot of sexy stuff,” Leslie said. “We have surprises for everyone.”

Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $10. Ages 21 and only. Rock ‘n’ Rodeo is located at 700 Old Steese Highway.

Proceeds from tonight’s show go toward Angry, Young and Poor — a concert that shares the same name as the group that hosts it. The summer concert, which is July 12 at the Ester Community Park, features bands, performers, artists, nonprofit organizations and a growing number of vendors from across the state. It’s a day of family friendly performances and art that has grown in size and popularity in recent years.

Contact Features Editor Gary Black at 459-7504, by email at gblack@newsminer.com or on Twitter: @FDNMfeatures.

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