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 […]

Red Hot Annie in the Viva Las Vegas 2015 burlesque showcase. ©Tim Hunter

Kitten ‘N’ Lou’s Viva Las Vegas 2015 Burlesque Diary

Kitten ‘N’ Lou do Viva Las Vegas! When we first got the email from the gorgeous Audrey Deluxe asking us to perform at Viva Las Vegas Weekend 18, our first thought was: ‘Really? You want these two gay dancing weirdos? At a Rockabilly festival?’  Our next thought was: ‘Well, that’s fantastic!’ Full disclosure: our initial, […]

Gal Friday's Great Canadian Girlesque Expo Diary

Gal Friday’s Great Canadian Girlesque Expo Diary

Enjoy this report from the Great Canadian Girlesque Expo 2014, courtesy of the fabulous Gal Friday… I am, admittedly, not the best traveller or most adventurous person, though I’m getting better at it.  Also, weirdly enough, I get anxious at big events or in large crowds. Perhaps that’s more common than I realise, though – […]

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Saturday Spectacular

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Saturday Spectacular

21st Century Fox here, bringing you more New York Burlesque Festival action direct from my basement!  (Thanks for the (admittedly hilarious) ‘plug’ Murray.) Dazzled by my first experience of Times Square at night, I and my trusty pal Verity Vale picked and pushed through the gawking clusters of tourists and made it to the legendary […]

Russell Bruner's San Antonio Burlesque Festival Diary

Russell Bruner’s San Antonio Burlesque Festival Diary

Russell Bruner describes his San Antonio Burlesque Festival experience… I am on my way to the San Antonio Burlesque Festival. It’s not my first time in San Antonio. I once took residence as a mormon missionary. I was expelled from the mission for a “pattern of disobedience” and got put one a non-stop flight back […]

Kitty Bang Bang's Burlesque Hall of Fame Diary

Kitty Bang Bang’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Diary

Here is another fabulous BHoF diary from feisty London feline, Kitty Bang Bang… Thursday 31st May 2012 I actually arrived in Las Vegas late on the Wednesday night. But owing to an extended stop over in Texas and having drunk a fair quantity of dubious tasting Shiraz to pass the time, I was in no […]

BHoF 2012: Sunday Night SHOW PHOTOS

BHoF 2012: Sunday Night SHOW 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! Enjoy these fabulous images of the ‘Icons and All-Stars’ that took to the stage on Sunday night, with more to come in […]

Ruby Joule’s Montreal Burlesque Festival Diary

Ruby Joule’s Montreal Burlesque Festival Diary

Montreal Burlesque Festival: Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 I got off the plane in Montreal and breezed through customs and immigration with ease, but I was already late for the press conference that started at 5:30.  I found my fair cohort, Miss Coco Lectric, at the luggage carousel and we headed to the ladies’ room for […]