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Show Afterglow: Diversi-Tease 2014

Show Afterglow: Diversi-Tease 2014Read more

Co-producer Sweetpea reports on the delightful Diversi-Tease, which took place in Minneapolis earlier this year… The Diversi-Tease Showcase was a celebration of beauty in diversity. January 30th – February 1st brought a welcomed mid-winter heat wave to Minneapolis with a five-show bash at the historic Ritz Theater. ‘An Extravagant Weekend of Burlesque in the Twin […]

Peekaboo Pointe’s Show Me Burlesque Festival Diary

Peekaboo Pointe's Show Me Burlesque Festival DiaryRead more

Enjoy all the onstage and backstage antics at the Show Me Burlesque Festival 2013, courtesy of the fastest tassel twirler from East to West, Peekaboo Pointe!   Day 1: Wednesday Lola Van Ella picks me up from the airport and takes me directly to Van Ella Studios, where she and Sammich the Tramp live upstairs. […]

A Burlesque Mother’s Day Special

A Burlesque Mother's Day SpecialRead more

Stage Door Johnny Bazuka Joe presents a burlesque Mother’s Day special… “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me… but I think she enjoyed it.” Mark Twain In honour of Mother’s Day (at least in the US), I’d like to pay tribute to all the women out there who shot you out of […]

Midnite Martini’s Colorado Burlesque Festival Diary

Midnite Martini's Colorado Burlesque Festival DiaryRead more

I’m honoured to be a co-producer of the Colorado Burlesque Festival. I just finished up our 3rd year with fellow 2012 co-producers Lola Spitfire, Honey Touche, Bunny Bee, Ruby Sparkle, and Naughty Pierre. Many thanks to everyone involved, from staff to performers to volunteers and audience members. This was the largest CBF yet and do […]

BHoF 2012: Thursday Night SHOW PHOTOS

BHoF 2012: Thursday Night SHOW PHOTOSRead more

21st Century Burlesque Magazine has teamed up with Orangeroads Photography to bring you exclusive and gorgeous photos from each of the fabulous BHoF showcases this weekend and, of course, the Saturday night pageant! Here are some fabulous images from last night’s show… (Hover for captions, click to browse) Stay tuned for more, and visit this […]

Viva Las Vegas 2012

Viva Las Vegas 2012: POC PhotoRead more

Seattle photographer, Paul O’Connell looks back at Viva Las Vegas 2012. With photos by Paul and fellow photographer, Derek Jackson… Viva Las Vegas, now in its 15th year, is “the Biggest Rockabilly Party in The World”, with rockabilly fashion, hundreds of souped-up vintage cars, scores of bands, and more neck tattoos than I have ever […]

On the Road with Dangerous Curves Ahead: Week One

On the Road with Dangerous Curves Ahead!Read more

Click here to meet the troupe and read Minnie’s introduction… Greetings from the road! Our Dangerous Curves Ahead: Burlesque on the Go-Go! Spring Tour 2012 kicked off on April 10th in Charleston, WV, where we arrived almost two hours late to our show due to heavy traffic and what we think was a time warp […]

Bazuka Joe’s Best of Midwest Burlesk Festival Diary

Bazuka Joe’s Best of Midwest Burlesk Festival DiaryRead more

The irresistibly cute Bazuka Joe and his fellow superhunks, Ray Gunn and Jett Adore, were featured performers at the Best of Midwest Burlesk Festival in February. Joe shares his festival diary from the fun-packed long weekend… Wednesday, February 8th – 10:30pm Dear Diary, Well, here we are again at the Best of Midwest Burlesk Festival!  […]