Musette the Mistress of Mischief, awarded Best Debut at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

PHOTOS: Winning Performances at Tournament of Tease (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017)

The RESULTS are in! The winners have been crowned! Now get a glimpse of the performances awarded Best Debut, Best Boylesque, Best Small Group, Best Large Group, Most Comedic, Most Classic and Most Innovative. Click here for performance photos of Miss Exotic World 2017 (and Most Dazzling Dancer) Medianoche, Sweetpea and Sydni Deveraux. Winner photos provided […]

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 […]

Roxi D'Lite 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 2015: Icons and All Stars

Kitten ‘N’ Lou here, reporting from the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Sunday night spectacular! After a criz-azy ‘show-busiest couple’ style weekend, jam packed to the glitter gills (panel speaking, bowling tournament judging, legends night performing, and competing in two categories on Saturday, PHEW!), we filled our pineapple cups with tequila and settled in […]

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, […]

Waxie Moon 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 Tournament of Tease 2015: Best Boylesque

  Darlinda Just Darlinda reviews the Best Boylesque category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Tournament of Tease… I cannot begin to speak about the Best Boylesque category at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend’s Tournament of Tease without talking about GENDER! This year was not the first year they allowed someone who […]

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 […]

The Atomic Bombshells in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle

The Atomic Bombshells in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle (Photos)

The Atomic Bombshells in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle, by Crystal Tassels. Seattle burlesque mainstays The Atomic Bombshells celebrated their tenth anniversary last weekend. Hosted by the ever-so-chipper BenDeLaCreme of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame, CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle was a glitzy delight. In addition to the Bombshells themselves, the troupe invited superstars […]

The Atomic Bombshells Celebrate Ten Glamorous Years in Burlesque

The Atomic Bombshells Celebrate Ten Glamorous Years in Burlesque

The Atomic Bombshells Celebrate Ten Glamorous Years in Burlesque, by Crystal Tassels. It seems like 2004 was a big year for burlesque. On one side of North America, Doc Wasabassco produced his first (three-hour long) burlesque show and started a New York institution. On the Pacific side, a dancer from New Orleans convinced a venue […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]