Burlesque

Jennifer Lopez is making us want to learn burlesque after her Vegas residency striptease routine

Jennifer Lopez achieved icon status a long time ago – but we reckon a new level of diva needs to be established for her.<p>The 48-year-old was a …

Entertainment (UK)

Craft fair, photo show, burlesque returns: It's happening in Hudson County

After battling old obscenity laws in Jersey City, JC Burlesque is making its return to FM on May 23. LiberTease Burlesque will feature a monthly …

Jersey City

Mountain Goats burlesque/drag show happening in NYC

Not only is there a new Mountain Goats podcast and tribute album called <i>I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats</i>, on <b>June 1</b> at NYC’s <b>Parkside Lounge</b> (317 E. …

Dancing

Subversive Burlesque Presents: "June Is Bustin' Out All Over: A Tribute to Breasts"

On Friday, June 8th, you are invited to attend a Subversive Burlesque event that is guaranteed to knock your socks off… and maybe some other articles …

Buffalo

Indy Burlesque Troupes Tease And Please

+2<p>The recent revival of burlesque in Indianapolis dates back to a few rebels who took to the stage at The Melody Inn 15 years ago. Among the …

Indianapolis

The Best Teese in Town

+2<p>Dita Von Teese isn’t afraid to admit she’s a little nervous about bringing her Copper Coupe Burlesque Revue to the Murat in Indianapolis this week. …

Indianapolis

A History of Indy's Earliest Burlesque Shows

+3<p>When Dita Von Teese takes the stage at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis on Saturday night, she will join an impressive list of burlesque …

Indianapolis

Rocket Doll Revue: 3rd Annual Titty 500

The White Rabbit Cabaret in Fountain Square hosted the 3rd Annual Titty 500 May 4-5, featuring the lovely ladies and gentlemen of the Rocket Doll …

Indianapolis

Actress Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane, dies at 69

You may also like<p>A troupe of all-black burlesque performers from Philadelphia took a packed room upstairs at the Trocadero Theatre to Wakanda in a …

News (U.S.)

Watch: Philly burlesque performers pay homage to 'Black Panther'

A troupe of all-black burlesque performers from Philadelphia took a packed room upstairs at the Trocadero Theatre to Wakanda Friday night in a show …

News (U.S.)

A 'F*ck You' with a Wink: The First Time I Tried Burlesque

They say nothing beats the rush of the first dollar bill hitting your ass in your very first burlesque performance. I wouldn’t know. Somewhere …

Time I

Deep house meets dancing divas at Iron Cow's Queens of Noise Burlesque

The Iron Cow dips a toe in the burlesque scene this week with a show that starts off with burlesque performances from Kissa Von Addams, Tymisha …

Orlando

7 Black Performers Who Changed The World Of Burlesque

At the height of their popularity in the early and mid-20th century, burlesque halls were overwhelmingly segregated spaces. Although women of color …

Women's News

[New York City Independent Film Festival] Documentaries: Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story (2018) - Reviewed

Ladies performing in varying stages of undress for the excitement of the public has been a staple of the entertainment industry for hundreds, if not …

New York City

Playland is bringing back its boozy "adult-only" nights—this time with VR and burlesque shows on offer

Lucy LauAfter a successful launch last year, Playland has announced that it will be resurrecting its “adult-only” nights—this time with even more …

Virtual Reality

Some of Ohio's Best Black Burlesque Performers to Participate in Upcoming 'Caramel Revue'

In an effort to bring more attention to performers of color, the locally based Le Femme Mystique will present <i>The Caramel Revue</i>, a celebration of …

Cleveland

Go Behind the Scenes of Violet Chachki's Short Film 'A Lot More Me'

<i>RuPaul's Drag Race</i> winner Violet Chachki is a queen of many talents — stomping the runway for Moschino, modeling lingerie and performing old school burlesque with elements of aerial acrobatics and fetish-influences, to name a few. So it makes sense that her new short film for her single "A Lot More …

Miu Miu

THE PEOPLE'S PLAYGROUND: A Tribute To The History Of Coney Island Comes to Sideshows by the Seashore

From Coney Island's earliest days as a natural park to its heyday as a place for amusement and bathing in the late 1800s and early 1900s. From its …

Coney Island

Adults-only nights with booze return to Playland this summer

If you love everything about Playland at the PNE except the kids and teens, there are some Friday nights this summer that are just for you. Playland …

Craft Beer

Love & Theft

Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class<p>20th Anniversary Edition<p>Eric Lott and Foreword by Greil Marcus<p>Offers an original interpretation of …

Oxford University Press

Burlesque rapper Boyfriend blows away Jazz Fest 2018 | NOLA.com

New Orleans fiery feminist rapper Boyfriend achieved immeasurable badness during her very first Jazz Fest performance on the Gentilly Stage on …

New Orleans

Violet Chachki’s ‘A Lot More Me’ Is the Burlesque Fantasy You’ve Been Waiting For

“A little less you and a lot more me.”

Homosexuality

Step Inside Willis Show Bar, Cass Corridor’s Revived Cabaret

Cass Corridor’s iconic lounge Willis Show Bar finally welcomed back guests again on Friday, April 27, nearly 40 years after the city padlocked its doors. The corner nightclub with its recessed and curvy Art Moderne ceiling originally opened in 1949 hosting jazz acts, but over the years fell into …

Detroit

Rebel alliance of troupes unite for May the Fourth Burlesque You at the Venue

Just like the Rebel Alliance united political dissidents from many different worlds into a unified guerilla military, the Venue’s Star Wars-themed …

Orlando

The woman behind Afrotease is doing burlesque her way — and people are loving it

Before she founded Afrotease, a Richmond-based burlesque show that features people of color, Venessa Chevelle felt uncomfortable performing in certain situations.<p>“When I’m in D.C. I know I n be a little more free,” says Chevelle, who started doing burlesque in 2014. “But when I’m performing …

Race & Ethnicity

Miss Burlesque Australia to feature drag queen contestant for the first time

This year’s Miss Burlesque Australia pageant will for the first time feature a drag queen contestant.<p>Perth’s Scarlet Adams will join competitors …

Western Australia

Review: The Dollface Dames Bring the Art of Burlesque into a Real Speakeasy in El Segundo

Burlesque started in England's music halls and then moved to Paris where it flourished. Then vaudeville brought the art form to New York, first as …

The Arts

May the Fourth Be With You: Viva Dallas Burlesque Will Host Star Wars-Themed Shows

Just in case you’re a purist, the first night will focus on the original trilogy of films, and the second covers the newer films. More than a dozen …

Dallas

Photos: Burlesque Show at The Garden, DJ Showcase at Karma

Mollie Downs, 26, of Des Moines, having a fun night, Friday, April 27th, at Beat Experiments, hosted by Karma. Danny Carman/For the Register<p>Kris Boo, …

Des Moines

Burlesque, Redefined

“Welcome to our show,” Una Osato, 35, shouted into a microphone from the stage to a standing-room-only crowd in Starr bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Ms. Osato was wearing a purple dress adorned with a long, metallic scarf made entirely from recycled materials that stretched onto the floor and into the …

New York City