Anger and Upset After Rape Joke at BHoF Party. (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016)

Anger and Upset After Rape Joke at BHoF Party. (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016)

Attendees at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 were left stunned and angry after a ‘rape joke’ was made by the emcee of the Thursday night after party. Sublime Boudoir are hosting all of the BHoF after parties this year and are famed for their extravagant, exquisitely detailed decor and immersive events. We understand […]

Bella Blue, Headmistress of the New Orleans School of Burlesque

Inspirational Instructors: Bella Blue, New Orleans School of Burlesque

As burlesque has grown, so has its educational base. The teachers of burlesque make a distinct mark on the development of burlesque in their respective regions, and often help students not just with performing basics but with an understanding of the history and business of burlesque. New Orleans performer, instructor and entrepreneur Bella Blue began […]

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

10 Most Popular Burlesque Articles of 2015

Happy New Year, all! Last year’s ‘most popular burlesque articles’ post was so popular I’ve created one for 2015 for you to enjoy while you recover from last night’s festivities/gigs/denial.  1. LUCKY PIERRE’S DROPS BURLESQUE PERFORMER DUE TO HER SIZE. BURLESQUE COMMUNITY ERUPTS. “Before I was fully awake this morning in London my inbox was filling […]

Roxie Le Rouge at the Snake Oil Festival 2015. ©Indulge Images

Eva la Feva’s Snake Oil Festival Burlesque Diary

Glitter crash is real. And it is devastating. One delayed flight home and a rehearsal later, I’m collapsed on my couch for the first time after my weekend at the Snake Oil Festival in New Orleans and it’s starting to wash over me. In twelve hours I will have to don a costume again — but […]

Grace Gotham at the 2nd Annual Caput Mundi International Burlesque Award in Rome, 2014. ©Alberto Guerri

Grace Gotham’s Caput Mundi International Burlesque Award Diary: Part Two

Enjoy Part Two of an epic 2nd Annual Caput Mundi International Burlesque Award Diary by Grace Gotham. You can now apply for the 2015 Caput Mundi International Burlesque Award here.   Saturday October 18, 2014 On Saturday, Mr Gotham and I got together with BooBoo Darlin’ and Lil Steph to check out the Pantheon and (perhaps more importantly) to […]

Grace Gotham's Caput Mundi International Burlesque Award Diary: Part One

Grace Gotham’s Caput Mundi International Burlesque Award Diary: Part One

Enjoy this epic two-part 2nd Annual Caput Mundi International Burlesque Award Diary by Grace Gotham. You can now apply for the 2015 Caput Mundi International Burlesque Award here. I first met Albadoro Gala (Producer of the Caput Mundi Burlesque Award) where I live, NYC, when she was on a US tour in the spring of 2014.  We […]

Special Feature: Supporting Recovery in the Burlesque Community

Special Feature: Supporting Recovery in the Burlesque Community

The burlesque community is driven and exuberant. We push ourselves to bring our fabulous visions to life. We entertain audiences well into the wee hours of the morning at bars, theatres and performance spaces around the world. We work hard and we’re known to party hard. Sometimes too hard. And sometimes, too often. And sometimes, […]

Exclusive: A Statement from Bella Blue, Lucky Pierre's Burlesque Producer

Exclusive: Interview with Bella Blue, Lucky Pierre’s Burlesque Producer

I have just concluded a Skype call with Bella Blue, producer of The Blue Book Cabaret at Lucky Pierre’s, regarding her decision to stop working at the venue and her feelings about the past weekend. As most of you will know at this point, burlesque performer Ruby Rage was dropped by the venue, apparently due […]

New Orleans Venue Drops Burlesque Performer Due to Her Size. Burlesque Community Erupts.

Lucky Pierre’s Drops Burlesque Performer Due to Her Size. Burlesque Community Erupts.

Before I was fully awake this morning in London my inbox was filling up with reports from New Orleans about Lucky Pierre’s, which hosts The Blue Book Cabaret, produced by Burlesque TOP 50 ranking performer Bella Blue, who has invited such guest stars as Jo Weldon and Michelle L’amour to the venue.  Ruby Rage, a […]

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 […]

Michelle L'amour and Bella Blue spread The Joy of Tease in New Orleans

Michelle L’amour and Bella Blue spread The Joy of Tease in New Orleans

Born and raised in New Orleans, Bella Blue made her burlesque debut in 2007 and established The New Orleans School of Burlesque in 2008, which hosts weekly burlesque classes. She is also the Artistic Director of The Dirty Dime Peepshow, The NOSB Student Showcase, and the producer of The Blue Book Cabaret at Lucky Pierre’s […]