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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Burlesque Beauty: LouLou D'vil

Burlesque Beauty: LouLou D’vil

In a new Burlesque Beauty series, performers discuss their favourite beauty products, beauty regimes, indulgences and philosophy.  Kitten De Ville and Melody Sweets have had their say; next up is Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2013 and Burlesque TOP 50 No. 1 2013, LouLou D’vil… Lips Onstage: I use RED Burlesque lipstick, colour […]

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 […]

Minnie Tonka's European Tour Diary, Spring 2013.

Minnie Tonka’s European Tour Diary, Spring 2013.

The fabulous Minnie Tonka shares her European burlesque adventures… This spring, I embarked on a month-long European tour. I’ve been touring extensively nationally and internationally since 2010, but this was my first time performing in Europe and my first time touring on my own. I was so excited! Germany, Italy, and Finland – let’s ROCK! […]

Winners Videos: Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013

Winners Videos: Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013

All the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 footage has been posted online, and now you can enjoy all the winning performances on one handy page.  LouLou D’vil took the Miss Exotic World/Reigning Queen crown this year – as well as ‘Most Classic’, followed by Sydni Deveraux as 1st Runner Up, and Lola Frost as […]

Roxi D'Lite's Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Diary

Roxi DLite’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Diary

Roxi DLite, Miss Exotic World 2010, shares her Burlesque Hall of Fame 2013 experience… I remember first hearing about this place called Exotic World as far back as nearly a decade. A stripper/friend of mine told me about this place near Las Vegas where icons like the legendary Tempest Storm would gather for the weekend. […]

BHoF Quotes of the Day with Minnie Tonka: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June

BHoF Quotes of the Day with Minnie Tonka: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June

Minnie Tonka checked in throughout the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 to share some top quotes and snaps from her BHoF adventure. Here’s Saturday and Sunday… “Come on boobs, we’ve got work to do.”  Coco Lectric “I want to continue wearing pasties at TGI Friday’s!”  Foxy Tann “I know there’s shit to be done, […]

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 […]