Blaze in the Miss Viva Las Vegas burlesque competition 2017. © Tim Hunter.

Review: Miss Viva Las Vegas 2017 (Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend)

I was delighted to attend the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend at Easter for a second year. Audrey Deluxe curates a sensational Burlesque Showcase on Friday night, famed for its world class casts, with Dita Von Teese headlining this year’s three-show marathon. Burlesque Bingo, another of Audrey’s fabulous creations, ran throughout the Weekend. Saturday night […]

Opening number at the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

PHOTOS: Movers Shakers and Innovators (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017)

  The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017 kicked off in fine style last night with the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase at the Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. Hosted by Jeez Loueez, Sailor St. Claire and Fancy Feast, the showcase included performances from Nasty Canasta (Brooklyn, New York), Lou Safire (Ipswich, England), Lola LeSoleil (Atlanta, Georgia), […]

Missy Lisa, star of the Burlesque Showcase at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend. Photo by Steve Prue.

The Stars of the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase 2017 (Photos)

The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender celebrated its 20th year over the Easter weekend, and they certainly pulled out all the stops for the hotly anticipated Burlesque Showcase. This year, burlesque events producer Audrey Deluxe and esteemed Viva boss Tom Ingram assembled a dazzling cast, including celebrated burlesque stars Kalani Kokonuts, Missy Lisa and Jeez […]

Ginger Valentine and Missy Lisa in the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase, April 2016. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

Burlesque Showcase: Ginger Valentine and Missy Lisa at Viva Las Vegas 2016 (PHOTOS)

Next, it’s double the pleasure at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 2016, courtesy of divine Texas duo Missy Lisa and Ginger Valentine. Every performer in the Burlesque Showcase is personally invited by Audrey Deluxe to thrill the 30,000 strong army of Viva Las Vegas attendees (at least as many as they can pack into […]

Best Debut contender Diesel Darling at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016: Best Debut

Best Debut at Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is always a hotly contested category. Glory Pearl reviews this year’s contest for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. As ever the Saturday night competition opened with the Debut category. The stage at The Orleans is BIG, and stepping […]

Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2016 Poison Ivory in the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase, April 2016. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

PHOTOS: Reigning Queen of Burlesque Poison Ivory at Viva Las Vegas 2016

Little did they know, but the audience at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender in April 2016 were treated to the winning act of the new Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Poison Ivory!  While we wait for shots of her performance at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016, here is a glimpse […]

Poison Ivory is crowned Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque by Reigning Queen 2015 Trixie Little at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

PHOTOS: The Winners are Crowned! (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016)

The winners of the most prestigious night in the burlesque calendar have been decided at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Poison Ivory took the coveted Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque title, making her the second black performer to take the crown in the pageant’s history. Lada Redstar secured First Runner Up, and Sweetpea […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016

RESULTS: Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease 2016

Live Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend results from the 2016 Tournament of Tease, including the title of Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque; Best Debut; Best Boylesque; and Best Group… Winner Photos HERE.   Miss Exotic World, the Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2016 POISON IVORY   First Runner-Up: Lada Redstar Second Runner-Up: Sweetpea   Best Boylesque: Harden […]

Red Hot Annie in the Viva Las Vegas 2015 burlesque showcase. ©Tim Hunter

Kitten ‘N’ Lou’s Viva Las Vegas 2015 Burlesque Diary

Kitten ‘N’ Lou do Viva Las Vegas! When we first got the email from the gorgeous Audrey Deluxe asking us to perform at Viva Las Vegas Weekend 18, our first thought was: ‘Really? You want these two gay dancing weirdos? At a Rockabilly festival?’  Our next thought was: ‘Well, that’s fantastic!’ Full disclosure: our initial, […]

Goldie Candela's Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Scholarship Diary

Goldie Candela’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Scholarship Diary

Goldie Candela, the recipient of the first Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship, shares her experience of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014. Details about how to apply for the 2015 Scholarship and to compete or perform in next year’s weekender can be found below. 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 Coverage […]

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 […]