BHOF Weekend ’11: Apply NOW!

The application period for the 2011 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is now open!  New for this year, we’ve put the applications online— they’ve been designed so that you can sign in and out, save your information, and work on them at your own pace. You can start your application now, just head over to!

A few things to note:
• You must create an account with your email address in order to use the system.
• The application is the same application as previous years–just in a different format. So it’s not any longer than before.
• There is no charge to create an account or start filling out an application– but you must pay the application fee prior to submitting your application.
• The deadline to apply is February 22, 2011...

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01.08.11: Seattle Celebrates Gypsy’s 100th!

gypsy flierOn January 8, 2011, The Swedish Housewife presents a special evening of song, dance, film and literature, in honor of the 100th birthday of Seattle’s homegrown striptease sensation, the one and only Gypsy Rose Lee.

The Seattle Burlesque community and its supporters will honor Gypsy and the many artistic contributions she made to society with an evening of celebration and fundraising for an organization that keeps the tradition of Burlesque past and present alive: The Burlesque Hall of Fame, located in Las Vegas, NV.

Hosted by Miss Astrid, with performances by two-time Miss Exotic World title winner Catherine D’Lish, Legend of Burlesque Joan Arline, Lily Verlaine, Nick Garrison, Miss Inga Ingenue and The Swedish Housewife, a reading from American Rose by actress Sarah Rundinoff, a video ...

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World Record Burlesque?

I smell a challenge! Remember The Big Bump & Grind with the World’s Longest Boa? Well, reports that a troupe of Virgin Holiday staff and London-based burlesque enthusiasts attempted to set a record for the world’s largest burlesque dance in Trafalgar Square today. Did they succeed? The article didn’t say, but kudos to the intrepid dancers who braved the cold all the same…

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Featured Blog: Rhinestone & Whiskey

tanya cheex “Canada’s Own Queen of the Fire Tassels,” Tanya Cheex started taking her clothes off publicly at eight years old. Years later, she heads up Canada’s longest running burlesque troupe, Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque, and serves as Artistic Director for The Toronto Burlesque Festival.

When not stripping or writing about “Burlesque, booze and broads” on her blog, Rhinestone and Whiskey–your online source for all things decadent and dangerous–you can find Tanya picking hundreds of dollars worth of rhinestones off her floor.

Read the latest from Tanya here.

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Jo Weldon on Christina!

–Jo Weldon, Daily Burlesque 12.08.10

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