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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Heating up Fahrenheit

‘It’s my baby — and I’m finally giving birth,’ says Ace DeVille of his Tantalizing Tuesdays

by Jon James

Drag, dance, fashion and a taste of New York can all be
expected at Ace DeVille’s Tantalizing Tuesdays at Fahrenheit Ultra
Lounge.


Every Tuesday, DeVille gets together a team of models,
dancers, drag queens, strippers and any other talent deemed worthy and
sets them loose on Fahrenheit’s stage. The premiere show earlier this
month featured about two dozen models performing during six songs.
During one song, drag queen Maria came out in a wedding dress, which
was then sprayed with neon paint, an act that DeVille says is inspired
by fashion icon Alexander McQueen.


The show has been two-and-a-half years in the making for
DeVille, who first started planning a similar event for Level II, a
previous venue in the space that houses Fahrenheit. DeVille says that
that event, which was titled “Ace DeVille and the Club Kids’ Mad Tea
Party,” was canceled after the venue failed to follow through. Now that
the location has re-opened as Fahrenheit Ultra, DeVille was asked to
take over Tuesday nights.


“It’s my baby,” DeVille says, “and I’m finally giving birth.”


DeVille is on the lookout for new talent to book for
future Tuesdays and encourages interested performers to look up Ace
DeVille on Facebook, which is how many of the current performers were
booked. “I want performers who don’t have a place to join,” says
DeVille, emphasizing that the show is intended to be an interactive
space for patrons.


Ace DeVille’s Tantalizing Tuesdays


Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge


6810 S. Cedar St., Lansing


Doors at 9 p.m., show at 11:30 p.m. every Tuesday


(517) 488-1517

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