Texas Burlesque Festival was the most amazing burlesque event I have attended in my career. Roz and Lynn really know how to throw a show! Winners for this year's festival were
Most Original: Viva La Muerte (Chicago)
Best Costume: Ruby Joule (Austin)
Best Tease: Ginger Valentine (Dallas) *wearing my costume and pasties!
Best Ensemble: Carousel Cabaret (Austin)
Best Soloist: Angi B Lovely (Dallas) *wearing my costume and pasties!
Congratulations to all of the performers, I have met so many wonderful people and reconnected with some even more wonderful people. The best moment of this weekend was a terrible situation with a dress for La Divina, the zipper catastrophically failed. 4 performers and a stage manager were standing around trying to get the thing to work and it just wasnt going to work. Hottie Mcnaughty stepped up and offered La Divina the dress she was wearing right then to give her to wear onstage. That is comradery and love and I am so proud to be a part of this community!
Nine sets of pasties created by my company, Fastenating Things, were worn onstage throughout the festival! How exciting. Also loving Gia Nova, who spun them with only her pectoral muscles! Badass! How Tura Santana of you!
Voting has begun for the Hot Rods and Heels Nominees. You can go to Hot Rods and Heels Voting and vote for your favorite performer of the year, Model of the year and one to watch burlesque performer. Remember to vote for Black Mariah in the category of Performer of the year! Thanks for all your help!
Black Mariah has been nominated for "Performer of the Year" For the Hot Rods and Heels Festival in Dallas TX for 2010. you can go to Hot Rods and Heels Voting and cast your vote for Black Mariah in the catagory of Performer of the Year. Black mariah is up against some incredible ladies and whoever takes home the trophy, is definitely well deserving. Voting begins April 17th and ends April 25th! Thanks to the judges who nominated Black Mariah and thanks to all the fans who will go and cast their vote!
This Friday and Saturday at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre, catch me with my burlesque troupe, The Lollie Bombs in our bi monthly show. You can reserve your seats (and I highly recommend you do, we sell out every show) by calling the Pocket Sandwich Box office at 214-821-1860 between 2-6PM daily. Some of your old favorites and some brand new, never before seen performances from Dallas's favorite burelsque troupe.
Also I have designed a bra for auction for my friend The Incredible Edible Akynos in New York, NY for a benefit show, "Burlesque Bras for a Cause". The event is an fundraiser which is an evening of burlesque and glamour for all the right reasons. http://www.burlesquebrasforacause.blogspot.com/ You can take a peak at my design below but be sure click the link to check out the other amazing designs by Angi Pontani, Little Brooklyn, and Dirty Dolls Lingerie. If you are in the New York area on April 19th, swing by Public Assembly to enjoy this evening of fantastic performances, auctions for some pretty amazing creations,a nd the chance to win lots of nice goodies.
If you cannot be in New York for Burlesque Bras for a Cause, please follow the link above and make a donation you are comfortable giving. All proceeds will go to Angeleta Hewitt, who is suffering from cancer and as if being down on her luck wasn't enough, a series of events have resulted in Angeleta no longer able to afford her Chemotherapy treatments. Any help you can give will go a long way!
Thanks in advance,
Next event is the 70's Show with Bewitching Burlesque this Saturday at Carrollton Plaza Arts Center! You can get your tickets by clicking on the flyer below and buying them through eventbrite.