Meet the Contenders: Best Debut

The hour is almost at hand – but first, a word from the gorgeous performers competing for Best Debut…   Imogen Kelly Can you encapsulate yourself and your signature style in three words? Outrageous Divine Gorgeous. Can you describe or give us a taste of the act you have chosen

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Meet The Contenders: Reigning Queen

As the big night approaches, the performers contending for the ultimate title in burlesque discuss their thoughts and preparations…   Coco Lectric Can you encapsulate yourself and your signature style in three words? Sensual, Playful, Engaging Can you describe or give us a taste of the act you have chosen

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Barbara Yung: Legend of Burlesque 2011

We are thrilled to announce that Barbara Yung will be in attendance at Friday Night’s 54th Annual Burlesque Reunion Showcase to accept the 2011 Legend of Burlesque Award. Renown for her exotic looks, grace, and beauty, Barbara Yung’s long and extraordinary career as a feature performer spanned the early 1940s through the mid-1970s.

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Superstar Sunday + Tournée Screening

Nadine DuBois and Naughty Pierre host, as neo-burlesque’s brightest stars, including past titleholders and our 2011 honorees “for excellence in the promotion and perpetuation of Burlesque,” round out an unforgettable weekend of flesh & film with live performances and a special, cast-hosted screening of Matthieu Almaric’s award-winning comedy, Tournée (Best

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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

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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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