Cha Cha Velour's Vermont Burlesque Festival Diary

Cha Cha Velour’s Vermont Burlesque Festival Diary

Cha Cha Velour looks back on the Vermont Burlesque Festival 2014… I was an invited guest for the Vermont Burlesque Festival. I felt honoured and excited to be listed on the headliner list along with Ray Gunn, Miss Astrid, Scarlett James, and Lili VonSchtupp. Thursday 23rd January My trip to Vermont started on Thursday with […]

Flawless Body/Flawless Self, by Kate Valentine.

Flawless Body/Flawless Self

Editor’s Note: Kate Valentine, also known as celebrated burlesque host Miss Astrid, is the creator of The Va Va Voom Room (1997), a contemporary pioneer, and one of the best emcees in the business.  It is a privilege to share a new article from Kate with you, and I welcome your thoughts in the comments […]

Miss Astrid: State of the Union Address

Kate Valentine: State of the Union Address

A Note from the Editor This is a compilation of two speeches given at BurlyCon 2011 by Kate Valentine – creator of The Va Va Voom Room (1997), a contemporary pioneer, and one of the best emcees in the business. As Miss Astrid, Kate has been honoured to host part of the BHOF weekend since 2006. A […]

Review: Roxi DLite presents BOOM BOOM Burlesque

Review: Roxi D’Lite presents – BOOM BOOM Burlesque

Roxi D’Lite’s Boom Boom Burlesque reviewed by Katie Hargreaves. It’s only just past 7pm, and already a line is forming outside Windsor, Ontario’s Boom Boom Room nightclub.  Located on Windsor’s main bar strip, it’s not odd to see dozens of club-goers teetering on their high heels outside the bar. On this pleasant Saturday evening, however, […]

Gypsy Rose Lee Centennial Celebration: Seattle

Gypsy Rose Lee Centennial Celebration (Seattle)

The Gypsy Centennial (Seattle, 1/8/2011 @ The Triple Door) The frustrating part of being obsessed with an American burlesque icon – or any icon for that matter – is separating myth from unvarnished truth.  Gypsy Rose Lee’s memoirs are standard curriculum for burlesque aficionados – treasured, but perhaps a bit embellished by their author. Certain […]

Michelle L’Married!

N.B. All Images and Text ©21st Century Burlesque. Please ask Permission for usage. On Friday 5th of June at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Reunion Showcase, Michelle L’Amour provided the first act finale, and it was the fantastic sensual strip-fest we have come to expect from such a master of tease. But what the audience […]