Ginger Valentine's Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Diary

Ginger Valentine’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Diary

This Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend was particularly special because not only was it to be my fifth year in attendance but also because it was the first year that the entire touring cast of the Ruby Revue would be attending and performing. I couldn’t wait to take the stage as a troupe, but mostly […]

Interview: Burlesque Legend Tammi True

Interview: Burlesque Legend Tammi True

On Thursday, July 11th, nearly 400 people attended the premiere of True Tales at the historic Texas Theatre in Dallas. True Tales tells the story of Tammi True, a dancer at the Carousel Club, and her relationship with the notorious owner, Jack Ruby. Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who, according to government […]

Ginger Valentine: Becoming the Oyster Girl

Ginger Valentine: Becoming the Oyster Girl

Ginger Valentine describes her journey as the new Evangeline the Oyster Girl… I’d like to take you on a not so mythical trip, through the bayous of Louisiana… I will never forget the day I met Kitty West – or as she’s more notoriously known, Evangeline the Oyster Girl – in person. As if meeting […]

Ginger Valentine: Stripper's Holiday 2012

Ginger Valentine: Stripper’s Holiday 2012

This is the story of ten strippers picked to live in a house… Since attending Michelle L’amour‘s Stripper’s Holiday I’ve made (and heard) plenty of Real World jokes while fondly discussing this very special week of cohabitation, artistic exploration and growth for burlesque performers. And while it helps my listener draw their own outrageous conclusions, […]

Ginger Valentine's Dallas Burlesque Festival Diary

Ginger Valentine’s Dallas Burlesque Festival Diary

Smouldering temptress, Ginger Valentine shares her DBF experience, as a producer and a performer… Wednesday, February 1st. For months, Black Mariah, Missy Lisa and I worked tirelessly on the Fourth Annual Dallas Burlesque Festival. It would be our third year working together and we had planned the biggest weekend yet. In the wee hours of […]