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Viva Las Vegas Aftermath

Great article on the Las Vegas Weekly about the VLV Rockabilly Weekender last weekend: Viva las bailout: Rockabilly Weekend brings economic stimulus, real breasts, grease monkeys The economy may be contracting—and with it Vegas’ convention business and my shoe budget—but interest in all things rockabilly is somehow inexplicably expanding. Funny thing is, it costs a […]

Satan’s Angel Interview on American Ethnography

There’s a wonderful interview with Living Legend Satan’s Angel on American Ethnography that you should read! Satan’s Angel, known for her fiery tassel twirling, to me also epitomizes total rock n’ roll. Though sweet in nature, she’s also known for her blunt, take-no-shit sort of attitude. And if you’ve ever seen her perform, you know […]

MEW 2008 Pageant Reports (LV Weekly and Daily Fiasco)

The word of the weekend was “underboob”. Somehow in Vegas, city of sin and beacon of debauchery, excess and immodesty, a burlesque show of all things was censored this weekend. Never mind that there are strip clubs every five hundred feet, including all nude joints where everything ends up on the floor. Never mind that […]

Roundup: Burlesque in the Media

1) The NYT’s article on the “burlesque comeback” in New York and elsewhere. Burlesque, that fabled if slightly soiled fantasy realm whose heraldic totem was the twirling pasty and whose undisputed queen was Gypsy Rose Lee, has returned to New York, dripping with rhinestones and trailing clouds of glitter. Under the rubric neo-burlesque, a Depression-era […]

Roundup: MoB, Bombshell Bargains, Scandalesque, Burlesque as it Was, and Vitamin D

1) The UK’s Ministry of Burlesque will be providing some very high-end, sultry entertainment at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. This year’s Cannes Film Festival is set to have an exciting addition to the array of premium entertainment with ‘Burlesque Superstar’ Kittie Klaw and the infamous Ministry of Burlesque who will be making an exclusive […]

Miss Viva Las Vegas 2008 Results

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Miss Viva Las Vegas burlesque competition! 3rd place: Miss Ravenna Black (Seattle) 2nd place: Bunny Bravo (Los Angeles/Orange County) Miss Viva Las Vegas 2008: Dizzy Von Damn (Los Angeles) Photo by Betty C Quick quips: An honorable mention goes to Bunny Pistol (San Francisco) for her memorably stubborn […]