Michelle L’amour Reveals Painful Secret in Emotional Video Statement

Yesterday evening, Michelle L’amour – Miss Exotic World 2005 and celebrated superstar of contemporary burlesque – unveiled a surprise video statement, revealing a painful disease she has lived with since childhood – Alopecia.

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 […]

ALERT: Michelle L’amour’s new Valentine’s Day act is going to Blow. Your. Mind.

For more than a decade, Michelle L’amour – Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2005 – has been bringing Chicago the “Hottest Night of Winter” with amazing Valentine’s Day productions. And now Michelle is preparing to unleash an entirely new show – Le Nu – an “intimate European inspired evening like Chicago has never seen”. Guests […]

Michelle L'amour and the Stripper's Holiday 2015 trainees.

Di Lovely: Stripper’s Holiday 2015

It all came full circle when I got the invitation e-mail from Michelle L’amour. I’ve always wanted to participate in Stripper’s Holiday, ever since I wanted to pursue burlesque.  Not many people know this, but back in 2010 I moved from sunny San Diego to snowy Chicago. It was the big blizzard they hadn’t had […]

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 […]

Miss Glory Pearl with Michelle L'amour and fellow Naked Girls Reading cast at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015. ©Don Spiro

Glory Pearl’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Volunteer Diary

UK burlesque performer and The Naked Standup star Miss Glory Pearl reports on her experience as a volunteer at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015… 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Coverage is sponsored by Fancy Feather. If you consider yourself serious about burlesque, then a trip to the Burlesque […]

The Top 20 Burlesque Articles of 2014

The Top 20 Burlesque Articles of 2014 on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

As we kick off a New Year – and wait for the Burlesque TOP 50 results – here is a chance to catch up on some essential burlesque reading. Here are your 20 most popular burlesque articles on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine in 2014 (all articles open in a new window)… 1. Burlesque Dancer Banned […]

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 […]

Miss Vampfire at Michelle L'amour's Stripper's Holiday 2014

Miss Vampfire at Michelle L’amour’s Stripper’s Holiday 2014

An Italian in Chicago: Stripper’s Holiday 2014 report from Miss Vampfire… I first heard about Stripper’s Holiday in 2012 and I was immediately intrigued by it. Just the thought of taking classes with one of the best performers in the world, living at her place with other ladies from all over the US, sounded fabulous […]

Darlinda Just Darlinda at Theatre Bizarre 2013

Darlinda Just Darlinda at Theatre Bizarre 2013

As the application period for this year’s Theatre Bizarre production nears its deadline, read about Darlinda Just Darlinda’s amazing experience at last year’s incredible event. If you want to apply to perform at Theatre Bizarre in 2014, you can find details below. Burlesque performers are considered alongside other variety acts, and those accepted will join […]