Dita Von Teese in The Art of the Teese tour. ©Frank Rodrick

PHOTOS: Dita and Cast Define The Art of the Teese

Dita Von Teese and her all star cast of burlesque greats are on the road again this summer with The Art of the Teese. In an interview with 21st Century Burlesque at the end of 2016, Dita called it “a glamorous but riotous two hours of show … with the biggest and most lavish production […]

Ginger Valentine at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease in The Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

10 Steps to Classic Burlesque Superstardom – The Ultimate Masterclass

Classic burlesque striptease, when done well, captivates and excites me as much as it did over ten years ago when I arrived on the scene. And yet a number of people approach me at shows and message me to complain about how boring and bland classic burlesque is now, rolling their eyes at the sea […]

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 […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Tournament of Tease: QUEEN

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Tournament of Tease: QUEEN

Kitty Bang Bang reports candidly on the 2015 battle for the ultimate burlesque title: Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque… 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Coverage is sponsored by Fancy Feather. The time has come, my friends, and I know it’s been a while. But it took some time […]

Kitten 'N' Lou at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease in The Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015: Small Groups and Large Groups

Hello, darlings! C’est moi, Frenchie Kiss, Temptress of Twirl, Chicago Starlet, one half of the Frenchie and Jett ever-lasting Duet, and gal still processing the magic, drama and sparkle that was Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend 2015. Are any of you still trying to catch your breath? Yes, it’s August, and, yes, we can still […]

Goldie Candela, Austin. ©James Cano (A Teasetastic Tour of Texas Burlesque)

A Teasetastic Tour of Texas Burlesque

Texas is one of the largest states in the US and its burlesque scene is growing to match it every day. With a growing reputation for innovation and an enthusiastic fan base, Texas is quickly becoming a premier stop for travelling burlesque performers from around the world Dallas/Ft. Worth/Denton The largest burlesque hub in Texas, […]

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, […]

Ginger Valentine at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease in The Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

PHOTOS: Ginger Valentine Wins 2nd Runner Up in Burlesque Hall of Fame Miss Exotic World Contest

  At The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease, ten incredible women competed for the title of Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2015. The coveted crown went to Trixie Little (photos of her crowning and victory celebrations and of her winning act), second place, or 1st Runner Up, went to the fabulous Perle Noire […]

Burlesque Match Game, BHoF Edition: Ginger Valentine

Burlesque Match Game, BHoF Edition: Ginger Valentine

  For this year’s pre-BHoF contender profiles, the Miss Exotic World hopefuls were asked to play a burlesque edition of Match Game, with an added challenge – inspired by RuPaul’s Snatch Game version – to create a tribute selfie to one of their burlesque heroes. First up, Ginger Valentine!   21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque […]

A Dragon Debutante at The Dallas Burlesque Festival

A Dragon Debutante at The Dallas Burlesque Festival

Burlesque newcomer Something Blue shares her Dallas Burlesque Festival experience… My New Year’s resolution this year was to take the next step in my burlesque career. I spent my first year keeping it quiet, working on my acts, watching and learning — generally laying low. But the eve of my one year anniversary has come and […]

PHOTOS: Midnite Martini is Crowned Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2014

WATCH: Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 Videos – The Winners

View the winning acts in this collection of Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 videos – all on one handy page!  Watch Reigning Queen Midnite Martini and runner ups Medianoche and Ginger Valentine, Best Boylesque Mr Gorgeous, Best Debut Bonnie Fox, Best Troupe The Ruby Revue, Most Innovative Aurora Galore, Most Comedic Kitten and Lou, […]