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7th Annual Show-Me Burlesque & Vaudeville Festival returns to St. Louis May 19th-21st!

Show-Me Burlesque is a 3 day festival dedicated to glitz, glam, breathtaking talent, spectacular productions, and fabulous burlesque, vaudeville, circus, and variety entertainment from every gender and from around the world! St. Louis has a rich and diverse burlesque and vaudeville history from the brilliant talent of Josephine Baker, to the heyday of Gaslight Square, where The Smothers Brothers, Phyllis Diller and Barbara Streisand got their start, and to Evelyn West and the infamous Stardust and Grand Burlesque theaters where she and many other famous burlesque dancers performed. Show-Me Burlesque is thrilled to bring St. Louis burlesque to its former grandeur with a sexy new makeover. Lola van Ella, St. Louis’ own award winning burlesque grand dame and passionate producer, along with an amazing creative and technical team, is proud to bring all of her favorite elements of theater, spectacle, glamour, and vaudeville, to showcase the best talent in the world in what is Missouri’s first ever burlesque festival and now, the largest of its kind in the Midwest. In addition to four different shows, there …

Fire Ball Masquerade in Columbia, MO at The Blue Note THIS SATURDAY December 13th!

The Blue Note Presents FIRE BALL BALL MASQUERADE! A burlesque & vaudeville circus spectacular! starring: BEGGAR’S CARNIVALE and SHOW-ME BURLESQUE Saturday, December 13, 2014 Doors 7:30PM at The Blue Note Tickets $10 On Sale Friday, Nov. 14 at 10am⇢ http://goo.gl/daAOLG WHAT IS FIRE BALL MASQUERADE?? Since the The Blue Note was built in 1927, the historic stage has hosted the breathtaking stunts of magicians, the humor and wit of vaudeville performers, and so much more! In celebration of bygone days of entertainment, for one night, Saturday December 13th, the Blue Note will transform back to it’s roots for a one-time only show called Fire Ball Masquerade! – A Burlesque and Vaudeville Variety Show. Join us for a mystical, titilating, breathtaking and riotious night of the Midwest’s best acrobats, jugglers, magicians, comedians, and burlesque dancers. Be dazzled and wowed by the seductive shenanigans of St. Louis’ BEGGAR’S CARNIVALE. Ladies and gentlemen, dress to impress and prepare to be wowed and aroused…this is the Fire Ball Masquerade! WHO IS BEGGAR’S CARNIVALE?? Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls …

Jeez Loueez and Lola Van Ella Tour the East Coast!

Richmond! Charlottesville! Baltimore! D.C.! New York! Chicago! We’re coming for YOU! Lola Van Ella and Jeez Loueez hit the road to bring their bawdy and charming and questionable brand of entertainment to the East Side of America! Not only will they be singing,  dancing, and stripping their way across stages and state lines, they’ll be teaching classes and modeling too!   Thu AUG 7th- Richmond, VA- Burlesque Dance Technique Classes w/ Lola van Ella & Jeez Loueez! | 6pm Fri AUG 8th- Charlottesville, VA- The Boom Boom Room at Impulse Gay Social Club 8/8! Sat AUG 9th- Baltimore, MD- Hell Yes, Burlesque at The Ottobar | 8pm Mon AUG 11th- Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: Baltimore | 7pm Thu AUG 14th- New York- Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret: Aug. 14 – Rat on a Hot Tin Roof Fri AUG 15th- Washington, D.C.- SHOW ME * DC BURLESQUE at the Black Cat DC Sat AUG 16-17- New York- Jazz Age Lawn Party Sun AUG 17th- New York- RAWR Burlesque Mon AUG 18th- The South Sea Soiree with Lola Van …