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BHOF Finishing School Master Classes 2012

Learn from the first… and the best! For the fifth 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 shares directly from her own experience.

Produced by the BurlyCon Burlesque Educational Convention, offerings are curated by Hall of Fame Co-Directors of Education, Jo “Boobs” Weldon (New York School of Burlesque) and Miss Indigo Blue (Seattle Academy of Burlesque), and in the past have included workshops with such notable stars as Big Fannie Annie (2009 & 2011), the late Candy “Baby” Carmello (2010), Dee Milo (2009), the late Joan Arline ...

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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 to see for the first time? Will I make any money on the craps table?  And, how much time will I have to hang out and talk smack with the Legends?  Because let’s face it—those of us immersed in the burlesque world spend a lot of time watching women take their clothes off, but not nearly enough time hearing racy stories from our elders.  THIS is why we’re here.

Tiffany Carter by Melody Mudd

Tiffany Carter

Which reminds me.  Have I ever told you how much I love Tiffany Carter?  Yeah yeah, she’s a ...

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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 way across America (and the world’s) finest stages for the better part of the last half-century!

An ode to vintage-style striptease in all its risque glory, the Reunion Showcase has its roots in the annual gatherings of dancers held by EDL (and Burlesque Hall of Fame) founder, Jennie Lee, beginning in 1957–a tradition we’re honored to uphold, in the form of a living, breathing, bump-and-grinding testament to burlesque “as it was.”

Scheduled to perform:
The Cosmic Queen...

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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 near you.

PARTICIPATING PERFORMERS & EVENTS:

Minneapolis:
Friday, April 1st
The Underpants Show: A Tribute to Burlesque Legend Toni Elling
7:00pm & 10:00pm
Bryant Lake Bowl

Lili’s Burlesque Revue has been delighting audiences for the last seven years doing what they do best: hot jazz, bawdy comedy and vintage tease! In this very special edition of The Underpants Show – Lili’s pays tribute to stunning burlesque legend Toni Elling...

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