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September 06, 2006 12:19am
Tanya Taylor ED’s 2006 Entertainer of the Year
Source: Exotic Dancer Publications
by: Company Press Release

The “best of the best” honored at the 2006 Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show, Presented and produced by EXOTIC DANCER Publications.

For the ninth straight year, ED Publications saluted the nation’s top clubs, feature entertainers, industry businesses and adult club executives with a full-blown Awards Show during the 14th Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners Expo. The 9th Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show was held on Thursday, August 24, 2006, at the Wayne Newton Theater inside the Stardust Hotel & Casino.

Nearly 20 national awards were presented at the 2006 Awards Show, the only national awards show for the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry. Aside from the awards presentations, the show also included command performances by the six nominees for the coveted ED’s Entertainer of the Year Award. These lucky nominees included Claudia Monet, Donna Doll, Nikki Benz, Taya Parker, Tanya Taylor and Zoe Britton (see a full list of Award Nominees and Winners at the bottom of this page).

While each award is viewed as a high honor for its recipient, three awards in particular stand out as the most prestigious: Entertainer of the Year, Club Chain of the Year and Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year. The winners of these awards can proudly state that the adult nightclub industry has recognized them as the best of the best on a truly national level. (Note: Award nominees are voted on by the members of the adult nightclub industry, including owners, operators, entertainers and other industry professionals; these are not “fan” awards.)

Of the six nominees for Entertainer of the Year Award, the beautiful and talented Tanya Taylor—a three-time Entertainer of the Year nominee—was presented the award for 2006’s Entertainer of the Year by 2005’s Entertainer of the Year, Jade Simone St. Clair. In the Club Chain of the Year Award category, Déjà Vu Showgirls was able to stand out above several other club chain nominees and was chosen as the year’s best. Déjà Vu owns and operates over 70 adult nightclubs across the country and in Europe, including the Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club locations.

And out of ten very deserving nominees for the Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year Award, Delilah’s in Philadelphia, PA, was bestowed with the coveted honor of being the number-one club in the United States.

Well-known comedian Bobby Slayton, the “Pit Bull of Comedy,” who has appeared in such films as Get Shorty, Ed Wood and Wayne’s World 2, hosted the 2006 Awards Show. Slayton opened the show with a 20-minute routine that lit up the capacity crowd, as he described his love for adult nightclubs—despite his wife’s objections—and assailed political correctness in every way imaginable.

Here are the 2006 Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show Winners and Nominees (the winners are highlighted with an asterisk*):


Entertainer of the Year

Claudia Monet
Donna Doll
Nikki Benz
Tanya Taylor*
Taya Parker
Zoe Britton

Newcomer Feature

Carmen Hart*
Kitanna Quinn
Mia Haze
Natalie Ocean
Shayla Lane
Suzie Malone

Adult Movie Feature

Gina Lynn
Jesse Jane
Nina Mercedez
Stormy Daniels*
Teanna Kai
Vicky Vette

Club Owner Favorite

Angelica Wild
Dana Leigh
Kloey Love
Lexi Lamour*
Mary Carey

Gentlemen’s Club of the Year 2006
(the Overall Club of the Year)

Delilah’s, Philadelphia, PA*
Hustler Club, New York, NY
The Lodge, Dallas, TX
Penthouse Club, E. St. Louis, IL
Rachel’s, West Palm Beach, FL
Rick’s Cabaret, Charlotte, NC
Scores (West), New York, NY
Spearmint Rhino, Las Vegas, NV
The Master’s, Myrtle Beach, SC
The Men’s Club, Houston, TX

Northeast Club of the Year
(New England, NY, NJ, PA, MD, D.C.)

Cadillac Lounge, Providence, RI
Club Erotica, Pittsburgh, PA
Club Fantasies, Providence, RI
Fantasies, Baltimore, MD
Hustler Club, Baltimore, MD
Rick’s Cabaret, New York, NY*
Satin Dolls, Lodi, NJ
The Gold Club, Philadelphia, PA

Southeast Club of the Year
(MS, AL, GA, FL, TN, NC, SC, VA)

Gold Club (MAL), Charlotte, NC*
Pink Pony, Atlanta, GA
Pure Gold, Cary, NC
Secrets, Myrtle Beach, SC
Solid Gold, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Southern Belle, Charleston, SC
Stir Crazy, Miami, FL
Tootisie’s, Miami, FL

Mideast Club of the Year
(MN, WI, IA, IL, IN, OH, KY, MI, WV)

Deja Vu, Saginaw, MI
Diamond Men’s Club, Cleveland, OH
Kahoots, Columbus, OH
Players, Detroit, MI
PT’s Sports, E. St. Louis, IL*
Silk Exotic, Milwaukee, WI
The Lumberyard, Des Moines, IA
VIP Gentlemen’s Club, Chicago, IL

Central Club of the Year
(ND, SD, NE, CO, KS, MO, AR, LA, OK, TX)

Baby Dolls, Fort Worth, TX
Diamond Cabaret, Denver, CO
Hustler Club, New Orleans, LA
Night Trips, Tulsa, OK
Penthouse Club, Dallas, TX*
Ritz, Houston, TX
Sugars, Houston, TX
The Clubhouse, Dallas, TX

Southwest Club of the Year
(NM, AZ, UT, NV (except Reno), HI, S. California)

Babe’s, Scottsdale, AZ
Christie’s Cabaret, Phoenix, AZ
Fantasy Castle, Long Beach, CA
Hi-Liter, Phoenix, AZ
Imperial Showgirls, Anaheim, CA
Plan B, Los Angeles, CA
Sapphire, Las Vegas, NV
Scores, Las Vegas, NV*

Northwest Club of the Year
(AK, N. California, OR, WA, ID, MT, Reno, WY)

Broadway Showgirls, San Francisco, CA
Deja Vu, Seattle, WA
Dolphin II, Beaverton, OR
Exotica International, Portland, OR
Great Alaskan Bush Co., Anchorage, AK*
Hustler Club, San Francisco, CA
Spearmint Rhino, Boise, ID
Stars Cabaret, Salem, OR

“Feature” Club of the Year
(Clubs in this category book feature entertainers at least once a month)

Al’s Diamond Cabaret, Reading, PA
Bazooka’s, Kansas City, MO
Blush, Pittsburgh, PA
Erv’s, Allentown, PA
Gallagher’s 2000, Long Island, NY
The Gold Club, Hardeeville, SC
The Pony, Memphis, TN
T’s Lounge, West Palm Beach, FL*

Club Chain of the Year

Christie’s Cabarets
Déjà Vu*
Dream Street Showclubs
Galardi South Enterprises
Penthouse Clubs
Pure Gold
Rick’s Cabaret
Spearmint Rhino
The Gold Club

Cool Product of the Year
API Communications (video surveillance)
DanceboxFX (portable dance platform)
DynaTek Media (club signage)
HotMovies.com (pre-paid adult card)
J&A Promotions (turbo flame lighter)*
Laser Magic (3D holographic images)
Nite Owl Shots (chilled/smoking shot)
WedgE (fruit slicer)

Production Company of the Year

Cabaret Design & Build
DJ Power
Infinite Audio Systems
Platinum Stages
Sound Stage Systems*

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