Angie Pontani: From Showgirl to Showmom

Angie Pontani: From Showgirl to Showmom

New York burlesque star Angie Pontani (Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2008) is an inspirational woman I have always admired. As a fellow monster multi-tasker, I often have a WWAD (What Would Angie Do) moment when I think I can’t possibly do ALL THE THINGS for another second. When Angie revealed she was […]

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, […]

The Top 20 Burlesque Articles of 2014

The Top 20 Burlesque Articles of 2014 on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

As we kick off a New Year – and wait for the Burlesque TOP 50 results – here is a chance to catch up on some essential burlesque reading. Here are your 20 most popular burlesque articles on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine in 2014 (all articles open in a new window)… 1. Burlesque Dancer Banned […]

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 […]

Theatre Bizarre 2014: Through the Lens

Burlesque Queens at Theatre Bizarre 2014: A Fiendish Fairytale

Relive the unique spectacle of Theatre Bizarre 2014 – starring Roxi D’Lite, Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, Julie Atlas Muz and Russell Bruner – through the eyes of flamboyant burlesque photographer Neil Kendall… When my burlesque pal Roxi D’Lite and I had an post-party chinwag last summer at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Vegas, […]

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 […]

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 […]

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Saturday Spectacular

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Saturday Spectacular

21st Century Fox here, bringing you more New York Burlesque Festival action direct from my basement!  (Thanks for the (admittedly hilarious) ‘plug’ Murray.) Dazzled by my first experience of Times Square at night, I and my trusty pal Verity Vale picked and pushed through the gawking clusters of tourists and made it to the legendary […]

Kaylin Idora at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival

Kaylin Idora at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival

Celebrated burlesque photographer Kaylin Idora shares her Helsinki Burlesque Festival experience… I’ve been to Helsinki, Finland a lot of times. Probably more than anyone realises. Way before I knew anything about burlesque shows going on there. Long story short: a few years ago some friends invited me to ‘come hang out’ and check out some […]

Golden Pasties 2010

Golden Pastie Results: New York Burlesque Festival 2010

Results from the NYBF 2010 Golden Pastie Awards. The Hottest Freshman of 2010 Miss Boo Boo Darlin’ The Leading Trendsetter in Burlesque Julie Atlas Muz The Best Burlesque Couple Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey The Cool Cucumber Award: For Recovering Flawlessly from a Major Onstage Mishap! Amber Ray The Performer Most Likely to […]