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 […]

BHoF 2014: Sunday Night - Icons and All Stars

BHoF 2014: Sunday Night – Icons and All-Stars

Hi everybody, it’s us, Kitten ‘N’ Lou!  After working our rhinestoned patooties off all weekend to win the title of ‘Most Comedic’ on Saturday night, we were delighted to just sit back, relax, sip on a giant pineapple cup filled with tequila, and be dazzled by the parade of Icons and All-Stars that graced the […]

Goldie Candela's Texas Burlesque Festival Diary (Part 1)

Goldie Candela’s Texas Burlesque Festival Diary (Part 1)

In the first chapter of a two-part diary, Goldie Candela relives the magic of the 2014 Texas Burlesque Festival… To say that the Texas Burlesque Festival is my favourite Texas burlesque event would be a full understatement; this is my home festival and the one time of year I feel like quite the southern hostess. […]

Russell Bruner's Vienna Boylesque Festival Diary

Russell Bruner’s Vienna Boylesque Festival Diary

6 Days in Vienna: A look back on the Vienna Boylesque Festival and Life Ball, by Russell Bruner. Day 1 After about six weeks of touring on the endless road, I woke up in the banana palace of Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey. We had quick coffee and rushed away so Trixie could […]

Siobhan Atomica’s Show Me Burlesque Festival Diary (Part 2)

Siobhan Atomica‘s Show Me Burlesque Festival Diary continues. Read Part One here… SATURDAY When I finally awoke on Saturday afternoon, the first day I had slept in in months, Mary and I headed to Cherokee street to grab dinner at La Vallesana (an amazing authentic Mexican restaurant that you must try if you are in […]

The DIXEY Guide to Boylesque Brilliance (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

The DIXEY Guide to Boylesque Brilliance (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

Aspiring boylesque megastars look no further – your ultimate guide to making it in burlesque is right here, courtesy of some of the finest male stripteasers in the galaxy!  Tigger! is a neo-burlesque pioneer and the first person to receive the Best Boylesque title at the prestigious Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend pageant.  Russell Bruner […]

BHoF 2014: 57th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase

BHoF 2014: 57th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase

Kay Sera reports on the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 57th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase… 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 Coverage is sponsored by Fancy Feather. The World Famous *BOB* is a self-proclaimed granny-chaser. As the host of the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Annual Titans of Tease […]

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 […]

Kitten n' Lou's Helsinki Burlesque Festival Diary

Kitten ‘n’ Lou’s Helsinki Burlesque Festival Diary

Hi! We’re Kitten ‘n’ Lou, ‘The World’s Show-busiest Couple!’  We kicked off our marvellous month-long European Honeymoon Tour with the Helsinki Burlesque Festival, and we would love to share it with you! (Disclaimer: this journal in no way attempts to speak for everyone else’s experience; it is simply a glimpse of the festival through our […]

The Stage Door Johnnies All-Star BHoF 2013 Finale [Video]

The Stage Door Johnnies All-Star BHoF 2013 Finale [Video]

Down tools this instant and enjoy this achingly cool, seductively smooth and fabulously choreographed Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 closing number from The Stage Door Johnnies and a mind-blowing supporting cast of some of burlesque’s most loved and celebrated performers. The video of the number is now available below with a full cast list, […]

Shan de Leers' Southwest Burlesque Showcase Diary

Shan de Leers’ Southwest Burlesque Showcase Diary

Superheroine Shan de Leers reports from the 8th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase… When a festival producer includes #NMisinappropriate as one of the official hashtags for the weekend, you just know you are in for a real good time, and the 8th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase did indeed show this broad an inappropriately good time… DAY […]