Congratulations to our 2019 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship recipient: Precious Ephemera!

Precious Ephemera - Fembot

Photo by Josh Vine Photography

Congratulations to Precious Ephemera, our 2019 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship recipient! Precious was chosen for their activism on behalf of LGBTQ communities, and particularly for their work building connections between generations, work very much in the spirit of Sparkly herself.

As the scholarship recipient, Precious will receive a full pass to all four showcases and all Master Classes during The 2019 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend at the Orleans Hotel and Casino this June 6-9, and will be paired with one of the attending Legends to act as their escort for the Weekender.

“I’m completely gobsmacked and humbled to be selected for the Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship!” Precious told us when we notified them...

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Interview with Dita Von Teese

In honor of Women’s History Month, and inspired by the #5WomenArtists project led by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, we are asking burlesque artists to share with us their thoughts on their art form. We’re closing out the series with an interview with burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese. Since starting burlesque in the early 1990s, Dita has gone on to be easily the most recognizable burlesque performer in the world. She has appeared on CSI, America’s Next Top Model, and Project: Runway; published two books, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese and Your Beauty Mark; appeared in videos for Green Day, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Marilyn Manson; modeled for Jean Paul Gauthier, Vivienne Westwood, and Moschino; released an album; and launched her own fashion lines – all while tourin...

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Lineups for the 2019 BHoF Weekender are now live!

2019 BHoF Weekender PosterLineups for this year’s Weekender showcases are now posted on the BHOF Weekender website, featuring more than 75 acts by the best performers the burlesque world has to offer. Watch an incredible lineup of the greatest performers from around the world compete for the crown in Saturday’s Miss Exotic World competition! See cutting-edge performers dazzle us with their ingenuity in Thursday’s “Movers, Shakers, and Innovators Showcase”! Watch a parade of burlesque royalty in Sunday’s “Icons and All-Stars” show! And be blown away by the Legends of the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, the women and men who started it all, in Friday’s “Titans of Tease” reunion show!

Visit BHoFWeekend.com/2019-showcases for the full lineup.

Passes go on sale soon, so keep an eye on BHoFWeekend.com, and on our Facebook ...

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Interview with Dirty Martini

In honor of Women’s History Month, and inspired by the #5WomenArtists project led by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, we are asking burlesque artists to share with us their thoughts on their art form. Today, we hear from 2004 Miss Exotic World and BHoF Board Member, Dirty Martini. Dirty has toured around the world, been the subject of two documentaries (and appeared in many more), and been voted in the top 10 in 21st Century Magazine’s annual worldwide poll every year since it began in 2009 (including 4 years as No. 1).

 If you missed them, be sure to check out our previous interviews with burlesque legend Judith Stein and 2006 Miss Exotic World Julie Atlas Muz.

Dirty MartiniBHoF: Why did you choose burlesque as your art form?

When I moved to New York City to be a contemporary dancer, I...

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Interview with Julie Atlas Muz

In honor of Women’s History Month, and inspired by the #5WomenArtists project led by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, we are asking burlesque artists to share with us their thoughts on their art form. This week, we are talking with 2006 Miss Exotic World, Julie Atlas Muz. Based in New York, Muz has performed on stage and television, appeared in numerous documentaries, and was featured in art exhibits at the Whitney Biennial and Deitch Projects.  

Julie Atlas Muz (photo by Karl Giant)

Photo by Karl Giant

If you missed it, be sure to check out our previous interview with burlesque legend Judith Stein.

BHoF: Why did you choose burlesque as your art form?

I moved to New York City to be a dancer and a theater maker.  In experimental theater/dance making, there is so much rehearsal for so few performances...

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