INTERVIEW: David Bishop, Burlesque Hall of Fame Stage Manager (BHoF 2014)

INTERVIEW: David Bishop, Burlesque Hall of Fame Stage Manager (BHoF 2014)

As the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 prepared to launch, I caught up with Burlesque TOP 50 ranking stage manager extraordinaire David Bishop, who has stage managed the New York Burlesque Festival since 2004, the BHoF Weekend since 2007, and has blessed shows and festivals in almost twenty US states. We discussed his work […]

Burlesque TOP 50 2013 Postmortem, by J.D. Oxblood

Burlesque TOP 50 2013 Postmortem, by J.D. Oxblood

Disclaimer: This is an analysis of the results of the Burlesque TOP 50 2013 as compared to the predictions of the author based on handicapping per past rankings and prior performances. No subjective judgment is implied or should be construed except where noted by the author. All analyses (and opinions, where noted) are the product […]

Ruby Joule's Alabama Burlesque Festival Diary

Ruby Joule’s Alabama Burlesque Festival Diary

Texan temptress Ruby Joule shares her Alabama Burlesque Festival experience… Huntsville, Alabama. One of the USA’s top ten cities on the rise, and home of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, but not necessarily a hub for burlesque. Last year, performer and producer Miss Ida Claire decided to take matters into her own manicured hands and […]

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 […]

Kitty Bang Bang's New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Kitty Bang Bang’s New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Kitty Bang Bang shares her experience of the 2013 New Orleans Burlesque Festival as only Kitty can. The weekend was pretty much one long glittery bar crawl, apparently, with some fabulous burlesque and catching up thrown in. Enjoy! Wednesday 18th September The night before I was headed to New Orleans, I had the pleasure of performing […]

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Thursday Night Teaser Party

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Thursday Night Teaser Party

We gathered together in the belly of Le Poisson Rouge for the first night of the eleventh annual New York Burlesque Festival. Although some of the best-known faces didn’t make an appearance at this early stage, the air was full of relaxed welcome, reunion and anticipation. A troupe of enthusiastic go-go dancers took to the […]

INTERVIEW: LouLou D'vil (Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2013)

INTERVIEW: LouLou D’vil

LouLou D’vil, a fabulous Finn who embodies the golden age of classic striptease, was crowned Miss Exotic World 2013, the Reigning Queen of Burlesque on Saturday, June 1st at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. I have enjoyed spending more time with LouLou recently, and when we hung out in London a couple of weeks […]

Frenchie Kiss' Minneapolis Burlesque Festival Diary

Frenchie Kiss’ Minneapolis Burlesque Festival Diary

Frenchie Kiss reports back to 21st Century Burlesque Magazine on the first Minneapolis Burlesque Festival… Dear Diary, 2013 started with a bang because I got to be one of the featured performers and teachers at the very first Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, which took place on January 31st – February 3rd at the Ritz Theatre. Now, […]

Ruby Joule's New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Ruby Joule’s New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Ruby Joule presents her New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary… It is a long, nine hour drive from Austin to New Orleans, but it’s a drive I’ve got used to and now enjoy as I watch the Texas hill country give way to lush swampland and Spanish moss.  We rolled into the Crescent City the night […]

Sydni Deveraux: New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Sydni Deveraux: New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Thursday – September 15, 2011 We arrive in New Orleans after leaving Hawaii on Wednesday. As we hadn’t slept since 7am the previous day, we were thrilled to leave the sticky tropical heat, and were met with a kinder, more gentle heat in NOLA. I must say, I’ve never met so many men in my […]