Minnie Tonka’s BHoF Recap: Friday

  21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Coverage is sponsored by Fancy Feather.   Hi Friends! Friday was such a great day! This is the first time since 2008 that I’ve headed out of town and haven’t packed my pastie tape to the the stage. I’m on vacation in Vegas with […]

Minnie Tonka's BHoF Recap: Thursday

Minnie Tonka’s BHoF Recap: Thursday

  21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Coverage is sponsored by Fancy Feather.   Dear Burlesque Friends and Family! It’s me, Minnie Tonka! I’m so thrilled to be back at the 2015 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas! The weekend got off to an amazing start last night with […]

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 […]

INTERVIEW: Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda, The Schlep Sisters. (Partnerships Series)

INTERVIEW: The Schlep Sisters – Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda. (Partnerships Series)

With their tenth anniversary celebration coming up this Saturday (March 8th – see details below), it’s the perfect moment to finally interview two of the most warm, intelligent and face-achingly hilarious women I know, and document a decade of achievement in words and photos.  As The Schlep Sisters and as soloists, Minnie Tonka and Darlinda […]

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 […]

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Friday Night Premiere Party

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Friday Night Premiere Party

Day Two of the New York Burlesque Festival and The Brooklyn Bowl was the place to be.  I was warned in advance that the large, standing-room-only floor in front of the stage could become a real crush and hard on your feet, not to mention make it very difficult to see clearly and take notes, […]

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! […]

Frenchie Kiss' Burlesque Hall of Fame Diary 2013

Frenchie Kiss’ Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 Diary

Frenchie Kiss shares her adventures at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013. This was my sixth Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend, Diary. Sixth! The first year I attended, I was wide-eyed and trying to soak in every moment, and this year I thought I was ready; I thought I already knew exactly what to […]

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, […]

BHoF Quotes of the Day with Minnie Tonka: Friday May 31st

BHoF Quotes of the Day with Minnie Tonka: Friday May 31st

Minnie Tonka is checking in throughout the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 to share some top quotes and snaps from her BHoF adventure. Here’s Friday… “I’ve never stood that close to Mr. Gorgeous before. I wouldn’t mind doing it again.” Fleur de Lys “Tonight I’m on the prowl… let me know if you know […]

BHoF Quotes of the Day with Minnie Tonka: Thursday May 30th

BHoF Quotes of the Day with Minnie Tonka: Thursday May 30th

Minnie Tonka is checking in throughout the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 to share some top quotes and snaps from her BHoF adventure. Here’s Thursday… “Once I work out every day I’m going to immediately start drinking.” – Lil’ Miss Lixx “Nothing like drinking Prosecco in styrofoam.” – Evil Hate Monkey “You can only […]