Ophelia Flame in the Icons and All Stars Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

PHOTOS: Icons and All Stars Showcase (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017)

The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017 continued last night with the 60th Annual Titans of Tease Showcase at the Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. Hosted by BenDeLaCreme, the showcase included appearances from Sassy Lassy Award winner Ophelia Flame, Dirty Martini (Miss Exotic World 2004), Jo Weldon (Author of The Burlesque Handbook), Foxy Tann and Wham Bam Nation (Best Troupe 2006), Frenchie […]

Goldie Candela's Texas Burlesque Festival Diary (Part 1)

Goldie Candela’s Texas Burlesque Festival Diary (Part 1)

In the first chapter of a two-part diary, Goldie Candela relives the magic of the 2014 Texas Burlesque Festival… To say that the Texas Burlesque Festival is my favourite Texas burlesque event would be a full understatement; this is my home festival and the one time of year I feel like quite the southern hostess. […]

Siobhan Atomica’s Show Me Burlesque Festival Diary (Part 2)

Siobhan Atomica‘s Show Me Burlesque Festival Diary continues. Read Part One here… SATURDAY When I finally awoke on Saturday afternoon, the first day I had slept in in months, Mary and I headed to Cherokee street to grab dinner at La Vallesana (an amazing authentic Mexican restaurant that you must try if you are in […]

The DIXEY Guide to Boylesque Brilliance (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

The DIXEY Guide to Boylesque Brilliance (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

Aspiring boylesque megastars look no further – your ultimate guide to making it in burlesque is right here, courtesy of some of the finest male stripteasers in the galaxy!  Tigger! is a neo-burlesque pioneer and the first person to receive the Best Boylesque title at the prestigious Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend pageant.  Russell Bruner […]

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 […]

The Stage Door Johnnies All-Star BHoF 2013 Finale [Video]

The Stage Door Johnnies All-Star BHoF 2013 Finale [Video]

Down tools this instant and enjoy this achingly cool, seductively smooth and fabulously choreographed Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 closing number from The Stage Door Johnnies and a mind-blowing supporting cast of some of burlesque’s most loved and celebrated performers. The video of the number is now available below with a full cast list, […]

Shan de Leers' Southwest Burlesque Showcase Diary

Shan de Leers’ Southwest Burlesque Showcase Diary

Superheroine Shan de Leers reports from the 8th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase… When a festival producer includes #NMisinappropriate as one of the official hashtags for the weekend, you just know you are in for a real good time, and the 8th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase did indeed show this broad an inappropriately good time… DAY […]

Jo Weldon: BurlyCon 2013

Jo Weldon’s BurlyCon 2013 Diary.

A fantastic report from BurlyCon 2013, by BurlyCon Board Member and Vice President Jo ‘Boobs’ Weldon. Prepare for a lot of mushiness, gratitude, and self-congratulation. I had a great BurlyCon 2013 weekend. BurlyCon was seven years old this year, and it was our first year as a full-fledged 501C-3. It reinforced my passion for the […]

Desert Island Strips, Episode 1: Dangrrr Doll

Desert Island Strips, Episode 1: Dangrrr Doll

In a new series, neo genius Nasty Canasta interviews various burlesque figures and asks the following question: “If you were to be cast away on a desert island, which three striptease numbers, one burlesque performer, and single act of your own would you bring along to keep yourself sane and entertained?” The first castaway to […]

Kitty Bang Bang's New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Kitty Bang Bang’s New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Kitty Bang Bang shares her experience of the 2013 New Orleans Burlesque Festival as only Kitty can. The weekend was pretty much one long glittery bar crawl, apparently, with some fabulous burlesque and catching up thrown in. Enjoy! Wednesday 18th September The night before I was headed to New Orleans, I had the pleasure of performing […]

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 […]