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 […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease: Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen (BHoF 2014)

Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease: Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen (BHoF 2014)

Kitty Bang Bang reviews the Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014.  Click here for her thoughts on the Debut category… When the list of competitors for this year’s Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque category came out, I was really happy to see some […]

The Would-Be Queens: 20 Questions with Ophelia Flame (BHoF 2014)

The Would-Be Queens: 20 Questions with Ophelia Flame (BHoF 2014)

It’s that time of year again when the ten wonderful women selected to compete for Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque face my pre-pageant interview. This year, the contenders were sent twenty questions, composed of a question contributed by each of them and some additional questions from previous Miss Exotic World title-holders. Next up […]

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 […]

Goldie Candela's Colorado Burlesque Festival Diary

Goldie Candela’s Colorado Burlesque Festival Diary

Goldie Candela shares her experience of the Colorado Burlesque Festival 2013… This was my very first Colorado Burlesque Festival, so I was over the moon thrilled to receive the email that told me I was accepted! Sometimes I am overwhelmed at the opportunities I have been given in my career. I mean, come on – […]

Frenchie Kiss' Minneapolis Burlesque Festival Diary

Frenchie Kiss’ Minneapolis Burlesque Festival Diary

Frenchie Kiss reports back to 21st Century Burlesque Magazine on the first Minneapolis Burlesque Festival… Dear Diary, 2013 started with a bang because I got to be one of the featured performers and teachers at the very first Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, which took place on January 31st – February 3rd at the Ritz Theatre. Now, […]

BHoF 2012: Winners Videos

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2012: Winners Videos

The Burlesque Hall of Fame 2012 Tournament of Tease winning footage is now available to enjoy, courtesy of Deirdre Timmons of Golden Echo Films, and I present them all to you here on one handy page! See below for BHoF links to keep an eye on for 2013 information… Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2012: Imogen […]

Lola Frost's BurlyCon Diary

Lola Frost’s BurlyCon Diary

Before I gave an interview on what I teach, someone whom I admire very much said to me, ‘Go get ’em, don’t be stingy with your knowledge. What you have to offer is valuable, be generous.’ It was sound advice from a leader I trusted. It gave me the insight and strength to not only […]

Minnie Tonka's Burlesque Hall of Fame Diary

Minnie Tonka’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Diary

Tonka’s Recap of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, 2012. Whoo hoo! Wednesday, May 30, 2012 I was so incredibly excited for the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2012! It was my fourth year in attendance, and I simply could not wait for the weekend to get here! Reuniting, hanging out, performing, and whoopin’ it […]

BHoF 2012: Tournament of Tease PHOTOS

BHoF 2012: Tournament of Tease PHOTOS

21st Century Burlesque Magazine has teamed up with Orangeroads Photography to bring you exclusive and gorgeous photos from each of the fabulous BHoF showcases this weekend and, of course, the Saturday night pageant! I know you are all eager to see shots of the sensational performers who competed on Saturday Night, so here are some […]

BHoF 2012: WINNERS PHOTOS

BHoF 2012: WINNERS PHOTOS

Performance Photos from the Tournament of Tease Coming Soon… Congratulations to all the competitors, and the fabulous Winners! (Full List of Results) Stay tuned for more, and visit this link to catch up with all the coverage so far! www.BurlesqueHall.com