Learn from the Pros: 2011 Master Classes

For the fourth blockbuster year, the Burlesque Hall of Fame Finishing School offers rare, hands-on workshops with “Living Legends” of the art of Burlesque. These classes are a special opportunity to learn directly from seasoned performers and headliners, each of whom has her own  unique perspective on the art, and

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Movers, Shakers & Innovators 2011

We are pleased to offer yet another glimpse of the awesomeness that awaits #BHOF11 attendees, in the form of the “Who’s Who in Burly-Q” appearing in Thursday night’s MOVERS, SHAKERS & INNOVATORS Showcase. These acts have been specially selected for being unique, innovative, dazzling… and especially noteworthy. The creative forefront

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Just Announced: 2011 Title Contenders

We’re thrilled to announce the lineup for s 21st annual Tournament of Tease. Dubbed “The Superbowl of Striptease” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), “The Grand National–The Oscars–of burlesque striptease” (London Daily Telegraph) and “The world’s top showcase of international burlesque entertainers” (Las Vegas Sun), the Saturday night competition features top-flight entertainers from around

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Update: BHOF Weekend Legends Challenge

Special thanks to all of the performers and producers who answered our call for participants in the 2011 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Legends Challenge. We’ll be updating this list as new shows are added, so be sure to bookmark this page to find out if there’s an event happening

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BHOF Weekend 2011 Legends Challenge

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is not only the world’s biggest and most prestigious burlesque gathering, it is also the longest running. Continuous since 1957, the weekend has its roots in Hall of Fame founder Jennie Lee‘s annual gathering of stars from the art’s heyday. Since Jennie’s passing in 1990,

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Exotic World & The Burlesque Revival

Comedian and burlesque performer/enthusiast Margaret Cho narrates this sneak peek of Red Tremmel‘s feature-length documentary about Exotic World Ranch (home of the Burlesque Hall of Fame from 1991-2006). Filmed over the course of several years–including the last five Miss Exotic World pageants at the ranch, prior to our relocation to

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VARIETEASE! February 10 in Las Vegas

One night only! Join us for a special evening of live entertainment, benefiting the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Hosted by Miss Karla Joy, VARIETEASE features an all all-star cast of local Las Vegas burlesqers, including neo-BQ starlets Cha Cha Velour, Ivy L’Vine, Renea LeRoux and Vi Vacious; Vintage Vixens Dusty

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BHOF Weekend Discounts (Applicants Only)

You read that right! This year, as a way of saying thanks for supporting the BHOF and the burlesque community, we are offering a special perk for all pageant applicants: the opportunity to purchase discounted weekend passes (and get a great reserved seat) before they are made available to the

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RIP Tura Satana, 1935-2011

Sad news from BQ HQ: According to her close friend and manager, Siouxzan Perry, Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi (aka Tura Satana) passed away yesterday in Reno, NV. A press release is expected in the next few days, as well as a memorial page on which people can share their memories

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BHOF Weekend Returns to the Orleans!

You’ve all been asking, so we’re thrilled to share the BIG news… BHOF WEEKEND ’11 WILL BE AT THE ORLEANS! We’re over the moon about bringing the original Burlesque Weekender back to the Orleans Hotel & Casino. Remember their gorgeous theater and gigantic stage? How convenient it was to have

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