Burlesque dancer Perle Noire with her new troupe, House of Noire. Photo by David L. Byrd

Perle Noire Builds Her House

To see Perle Noire is to be instantly dazzled. You can tell she’s a rock star simply by the way she enters the stage. She combines her natural talent with relentless hard work and investment, and has become one of the most desireable stars on the international burlesque circuit today. Hotly pursued as an instructor, […]

Burlesque Activism: Bunny Buxom Discusses Rabbit Hole Productions

I am a member of the New York City burlesque community. I started performing nearly four years ago, jumping into the ‘behind the scenes’ aspects of shows shortly following my debut and graduation from the New York School of Burlesque. After years of working as an associate producer with Jonny Porkpie and participating in the NYSB Driver’s Seat […]

Imogen Kelly's New York Burlesque Festival Diary

Imogen Kelly’s New York Burlesque Festival Diary

Beating the Burly Blues NYC style: Miss Exotic World 2012 Imogen Kelly‘s New York Burlesque Festival Diary. Today I saw a crab escape from a Chinese restaurant and make a dash across Grand St. After dodging mincing leaps from women in heels and amongst much high pitched screaming, it slid into the gutter and was […]

Interview: Doc Wasabassco – 10 Years in Burlesque (Part Two)

Interview: Doc Wasabassco – 10 Years in Burlesque (Part Two)

As their spectacular 10th Anniversary Extravaganza approaches, Sydni Deveraux‘s interview with burlesque producer Doc Wasabassco continues. Read Part One here. Often our conversations around all of this turn to pay. I’ve been an advocate of raising the pay in Seattle, and now that I’m in New York I feel it’s the same issue in a […]

Interview: Doc Wasabassco - 10 Years in Burlesque (Part One)

Interview: Doc Wasabassco – 10 Years in Burlesque (Part One)

The Philosophy of a Doctor: Wasabassco Celebrates 10 Years in New York City by Sydni Deveraux For me it started three years ago when Doc Wasabassco flew me out to New York City to participate in their 7th anniversary weekend. What I didn’t know is that a bond would form that would inform my decision […]

Jo Weldon presents GodDamned Women (Ft. Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, Julie Atlas Muz)

Jo Weldon presents GodDamned Women (Ft. Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, Julie Atlas Muz)

Join Jo Weldon and friends as they celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the New York School of Burlesque with all-star spectacular GodDamned Women, featuring a fantastic lineup of NYSB instructors, including burlesque heavyweights Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani and Julie Atlas Muz.  Jo Weldon, headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque and author of The […]

INTERVIEW: Angie Pontani

INTERVIEW: Angie Pontani

When I planned my schedule for the New York Burlesque Festival 2013, one of the first priorities was to arrange my first proper conversation with festival co-producer and Miss Exotic World 2008, Angie Pontani. We certainly made up for lost time with a long and interesting discussion, an updated edit of which I present to […]

The New York Boylesque Festival 2014

The New York Boylesque Festival 2014

A Fancy Femme’s Take on a Weekend of Bedazzled Dongs: Kitten LaRue goes to the New York Boylesque Festival! Hi folks, it’s me, Kitten LaRue, Artistic Director of The Atomic Bombshells and the girly half of Kitten ‘N’ Lou!  I may be a gay lady but I can certainly appreciate some sparkly, sexy man action […]

Burlesque Legends and Sensational Supporting Cast at Mother's Day Burlesque Brunch

Burlesque Legends and Sensational Supporting Cast at Mother’s Day Burlesque Brunch

Sunday May 11th offers a rare and very special opportunity to meet three beloved burlesque legends at The Highline Ballroom in New York.  Presented by The New York Burlesque Festival and The New York School of Burlesque, the event will honour Hollywood’s Russ Meyer girl Kitten Natividad; ‘the epitome of excellence’, Shannon Doah from San […]

Review: Beauty and the Beast (Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser, New York, March 2014.)

Review: Beauty and the Beast (Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser, New York, March 2014.)

Beauty and the Beast, starring Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser, reviewed by Stephanie Nolasco. A tale as old as time? Sorry Disney, but the best fairytale for grown-ups ever is being shared nearly every night until March 30th on New York City’s Lower East Side. On the gritty streets of downtown Manhattan is the […]

Slipper Room Owner James Habacker Comments on Rush Aaron Hicks 'Blackface' Incident

Slipper Room Owner James Habacker Comments on Rush Aaron Hicks ‘Blackface’ Incident

As I am sure many of you have heard and read by now, on Friday night at the famous, celebrated Slipper Room in New York, sideshow performer Rush Aaron Hicks, apparently without any pre-notification or discussion, took to the stage in blackface.  His actions have been rightly condemned, but it was Rush Aaron Hicks’ explanation […]