BHOF Weekend 2012: Apply NOW!

PLEASE NOTE: AS OF JANUARY 23, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS  FOR BHOF WEEKEND 2012. APPLICATIONS FOR 2013 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE FALL. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.  The application period for the 2012 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is now open! Like last year, the online application is designed so that

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December 2011 Newsletter: Season’s Greetings!

Happy holidays from The Burlesque Hall of Fame! 2011 may be drawing to an end, but the Burlesque Hall of Fame is pleased to report some exciting new beginnings. We’ve got lots of exciting news to share with you this month: Museum Update: Dustin M. Wax, our Curatorial Director, has

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New Year, New Beginnings

Dear Friends of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, As of December 1, 2011, I am stepping down as Acting Executive Director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame. On that date, our Curatorial Director, Dustin M. Wax, will take over as Interim Executive Director, charged with leading the organization through the

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Recap: Burlesque Reunion Showcase 2011

For more of JD’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend coverage, please visit BurlesqueBeat.com. 54th Annual Burlesque Reunion Showcase Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas Friday, June 3, 2011 Every year, I gallop out to Vegas with three rambunctious questions bouncing around in my belly:  What new and exciting performers will I get

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Tournament of Tease 2011: RESULTS

  Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2011 Miss Indigo Blue First Runner-Up: Anna Fur Laxis Second Runner-Up: Lily Verlaine   Best Boylesque: Captain Kidd Best Debut: LouLou D’Vil Best Group: The Stage Door Johnnies   Most Dazzling: Captain Kidd Most Classic: Miss Indigo Blue Most Comical: The Dolls of Doom Most

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Meet the Contenders: Best Debut

The hour is almost at hand – but first, a word from the gorgeous performers competing for Best Debut…   Imogen Kelly Can you encapsulate yourself and your signature style in three words? Outrageous Divine Gorgeous. Can you describe or give us a taste of the act you have chosen

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Meet The Contenders: Reigning Queen

As the big night approaches, the performers contending for the ultimate title in burlesque discuss their thoughts and preparations…   Coco Lectric Can you encapsulate yourself and your signature style in three words? Sensual, Playful, Engaging Can you describe or give us a taste of the act you have chosen

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Barbara Yung: Legend of Burlesque 2011

We are thrilled to announce that Barbara Yung will be in attendance at Friday Night’s 54th Annual Burlesque Reunion Showcase to accept the 2011 Legend of Burlesque Award. Renown for her exotic looks, grace, and beauty, Barbara Yung’s long and extraordinary career as a feature performer spanned the early 1940s through the mid-1970s.

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Superstar Sunday + Tournée Screening

Nadine DuBois and Naughty Pierre host, as neo-burlesque’s brightest stars, including past titleholders and our 2011 honorees “for excellence in the promotion and perpetuation of Burlesque,” round out an unforgettable weekend of flesh & film with live performances and a special, cast-hosted screening of Matthieu Almaric’s award-winning comedy, Tournée (Best

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Titans of Tease 2011

We are thrilled to reveal the lineup for the 54TH ANNUAL BURLESQUE REUNION SHOWCASE! On June 3, 2011 the gorgeous, 850-seat Orleans Showroom will play host to a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of legendary stripteasers–including venerated veterans of the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s & ’70s burlesque stage, many of whom have shimmied their

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