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sparkly devilSparkly Devil has been performing burlesque for over a decade now, in addition to her work as an award-winning writer, editor and journalist. A three-time recipient of 1st Place Michigan Press Association Awards, Sparkly’s writing has been published in numerous independent publications, magazines and anthologies since 1997.

Originally hailing from Detroit, she now lives in San Francisco, where she performs with the Hubba Hubba Revue.

Follow Sparkly online at Blood, Sweat & Glitter: The Rants & Raves of Burlesque Rebel Sparkly Devil

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All the News That’s Fit to Strip, 11.29.10

Just because the movie Burlesque is now on the big screen, doesn’t mean the art of striptease will make a comeback. In fact, burlesque has been growing in popularity for a long time. “The movie has sparked mainstream interest,” says Cleveland burlesque performer Danielle Squeal. “But burlesque has been an underground phenomenon on the East and West coasts for years — and it’s starting to catch on here.”
Tempest Storm, Lili St. Cyr, and now Dita Von Teese have all helped the popularity of burlesque rise in the United States. Take a look at the Striptease Timeline.

In other news …

The Bada Bing Babes bring burlesque back to Jacksonville, Florida.

Didn’t like Burlesque? BlogHer offers six alternatives for your Cher, Christina, musical theater fix.

The L.A. Times looks at the opening weeke...

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Burlesque vs. # burlesque

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the new movie Burlesque, which features no actual burlesque. It’s got the BQ community up in a tizzy; and understandably so – some of us have been working in this genre for a decade or longer, so when you claim to make a film about our artform but the final product doesn’t actually showcase said artform, well, we’re going to be a little annoyed. Imagine making a film called Breakdancers that focuses exclusively on clogging, and you’ll get an idea about how some of us feel.

However, the always smart and savvy Penny Starr Jr. has devised an excellent publicity stunt that will channel the Burlesque hype back to us: a hashtag bomb!

For those of you who are on Twitter: from now up until the movie premiere on Nov 24th, post about your invo...

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All the News That’s Fit to Strip, 11.15.10

It wasn’t easy to get Burlesque on the big screen. This $55-million movie is a big risk for its production studio, Screen Gems.

In other Burlesque news, the film’s star Christina Aguilera planted her hands in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Then later kicked off the LA premiere last night.

In other news…

Tempest Storm is still dancing.

Dita Von Teese doesn’t mind being called a stripper.

Wonderwall counts down famous striptease moments.

–Maryam, The Candy Pitch, 11.15.10

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Backstage at the New York Burlesque Festival

It’s been hard to keep up with this blog while keeping up with Twitter, Facebook, and Formspring, and while writing and promoting a book! One thing I used to do frequently that I miss is sharing a few recent photos I’ve taken. I hope you enjoy these shots from backstage at the New York Burlesque Festival this past weekend!
Amber Ray Backstage at the New York Burlesque Festival 2010
Amber Ray

Miss Indigo Blue  Backstage at the New York Burlesque Festival 2010
Miss Indigo Blue

World Famous BOB  Backstage at the New York Burlesque Festival 2010
World Famous *BOB*

Jo Weldon, originally posted October 06, 2010 in http://burlesquedaily.blogspot.com

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