The Burlesque Ball: Magical Moments and New Beginnings…

The Burlesque Ball, 2011 is almost upon us - an annual Australian tour of grand spectacle and all-star international headliners. Founder and producer, Jac Bowie discusses the Ball's beginnings, highlights and future direction, after recently announcing that this year's Ball will be the last...

BurlyCon 2008 to 2010: A Retrospective, by Sydni Deveraux

BurlyCon 2008 to 2010: A Retrospective.

I have been a part of planning BurlyCon in different ways since its beginning three years ago, and just like a fine wine - it gets better with age. In the last two years (just two years!) the number of attendees has DOUBLED in size,...

BurlyCon: Past, Present and Future

BurlyCon – Past, Present and Future.

I really can't say enough about BurlyCon. I feel positively gleeful with excitement every time I think about it, or see a new announcement. Of all the things Indigo Blue has contributed to burlesque, BurlyCon is a precious, ingenious gift, for which she has my...

A Dirty Weekend at the Ruby Revue...

A Dirty Weekend at the Ruby Revue…

I’m not one to blow smoke. In fact I’m the opposite. My friends laugh at me and say I’m the 'Patsy' of burlesque – meaning Patsy, the jaded, cynical chain smoker from Absolutely Fabulous. In a way it is comically true. I like to critique...

Review: Roxi DLite presents BOOM BOOM Burlesque

Review: Roxi D’Lite presents – BOOM BOOM Burlesque

Roxi D'Lite's Boom Boom Burlesque reviewed by Katie Hargreaves. [caption id="attachment_12401" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Roxi DLite (©Domenico Lella)[/caption] It’s only just past 7pm, and already a line is forming outside Windsor, Ontario’s Boom Boom Room nightclub.  Located on Windsor’s main bar strip, it’s not odd to see dozens...

Burlesque Royale

Review: Burlesque Royale

Burlesque Royale: Sydney Performance It’s 6.45am on Sunday 23rd Jan.  My sequined 'Dynasty' gown is in a crumpled heap on the floor like a deflated Joan Collins. My high heels on the rug are two exhausted porn stars after a drug-fuelled sex orgy and the remnants...

Gypsy Rose Lee Centennial Celebration: Seattle

Gypsy Rose Lee Centennial Celebration (Seattle)

The Gypsy Centennial (Seattle, 1/8/2011 @ The Triple Door) The frustrating part of being obsessed with an American burlesque icon - or any icon for that matter - is separating myth from unvarnished truth.  Gypsy Rose Lee’s memoirs are standard curriculum for burlesque aficionados - treasured,...

Naked Girls Reading London

Naked Girls Reading launches in London…

You may have read our Naked Girls Reading Anniversary Special last year. If so, you will already be familiar with the L'amour-Vivid brainchild that has enjoyed so much media attention since it began in 2009, and now has successful chapters across North America. New NGR franchises...