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LipsInc! Celebrates 15 Years With New Show

Friday, June 8-Saturday, June 9

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The gals of Boise's first professional female impersonation troupe LipsInc! have been primping and preening for the stage since 1997.

That's right, for 15 years the performers of LipsInc! have been regaling crowds at Boise's Balcony Club on the regular and encouraging audience members to imbibe.

"The more you drink, the better we look," is how the lovely Martini, producer and emcee, likes to begin performances.

After those introductions, the lights go down and a revolving cast sashays out across the dance floor, often in colorful costumes or sporting sequined gowns and big up-do curls.

Now the ladies will celebrate their 15th anniversary Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, with their show 15 Minutes of Fame. The promotional poster for the event includes fake magazine covers for rags like "Scandal," "Vicious!" and "Dirt!" bearing female visages in mock tabloid fashion.

The local female illusionists will be joined by Seattle performer La Vanda Dela Rosa. She won the illustrious Evergreen State Pageant, La Femme Magnifique, in 1996 and served as Lily Armani's drag mother for her 2010 win of the same title.

Held just before Boise Pride Week, the event will donate $1 of the $15 admission price to the organization's pride efforts. Reservations can be made by calling 208-368-0405.