Mother’s Day Burlesque Brunch
A Salute To The Mothers Of Burlesque
Featuring Legendary Burlesque Queens
THE WORLD FAMOUS *BOB*
Show starts @ 1:30PM Doors open @ 12:30PM
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The World Famous *BOB* and Jo Weldon of The New York School of Burlesque will co-host this landmark event featuring The Mother’s of Burlesque, Dixie Evans, Dee Milo and Toni Elling. The event will feature a question and answer panel with these legendary Burlesque Queens, select performance and tribute numbers by Angie Pontani, Mstickle, Jo Boobs, Perle Noire, Dr Lucky, The World Famous *BOB*, Ruby Valentine and DJ Momotaro. This is the first time in over a quarter of a century that these legends of burlesque are being showcased in New York City. This is truly a one of a kind event, not to be missed.
DIXIE EVANS - Nobody around today has done more to keep the memory of burlesque alive than Dixie Evans. As the current conservator of Exotic World (a position she's held since 1989), Evans watches over a remarkable collection of g-strings, pasties, fans, and photographs from the golden age of the bump-and-grind. What makes her involvement more incredible is that Evans has a personal connection to 1950's strippers--she was one herself. Back in the era where most strippers had a gimmick, Evans was handed hers on a silver screen platter. Marilyn Monroe fever was running rampant due in no small part to the star's admission that she was indeed the nude model featured in the first issue of Playboy. Evans had been dancing on the circuit since the early 50's, but it wasn't until she decided to become burlesque's answer to Monroe that her career really took off.
TONI ELLING - Toni Elling got her name from Duke Ellington, a close friend of hers, when she began performing in the 1960s. She became known for her originality and her skillful strut.
DEE MILO - Dee Milo is a Burlesque historical figure. She was born in the year 1930 in Queens, New York. At a very young age she moved to San Francisco and when she was old enough started dancing and gained the stage name "Dee Milo Venus of Dance." Between 1949 and 1964 she traveled and lived around the world including Japan, Mexico, and the United States performing in theaters, clubs, and USO Shows.
THE WORLD FAMOUS *BOB* - Known for her over the top blonde bombshell image *BOB* has captivated audiences all over the world with her unique Burlesque stylings, humorous performance art, and MC skills. Famous for mixing martinis in her cleavage *BOB* combines her unique sex appeal with a strong sense of humor to bring you the best in burlesque.
JO "BOOBS" WELDON- Jo is the Founder and Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque. She has been awarded the title of "Best Teacher" in Arts and Entertainment in the Village Voice, and Best Burlesque Teacher and Mentor at the New York Burlesque Festival.
ANGIE PONTANI - Bedazzled Brooklyn Bombshell Angie Pontani is "The Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Mis Exotic World 2008". She is one of the most sought after burlesque performers in the world. Her classic style, contemporary edge, impeccable costuming, choreography and physique, has made her the go to gal for anyone and everyone who appreciates a serious approach to serious entertainment! She has performed her signature burlesque acts all over the globe, doing her part to bring glamour back to entertainment.
MSTICKLE - Crowned the “Queen of gags and gimmicks” for her sorceress-like ability to design and create gorgeous and unparalleled costumes.
PERLE NOIRE - Burlesque Sensation Perle Noire the Black Pearl has been featured in the L.A Times, Times Picayune and recently won the "Best Debut" Title at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Pageant for her Amazing Stage Presence, Seductive Moves and Artistry.
RUBY VALENTINE - Miss Ruby Valentine, "The Alabaster Beauty", embodies the spirit and essences of classic striptease. You may have seen her as a burlesque dancer on the hit series Mad Men. Since 2003 she has been a mainstay on the New York burlesque scene.
DR LUCKY – LUCKY has been featured in Bust Magazine, NPR's Morning Edition, NY1, Time.com, and her image has graced the pages of the Washington Post, Washington Blade, Express (DC), Bizarre, L Magazine, and many others. She has appeared in documentaries including 5'2" and Showy and WCTV's critically acclaimed Chronicle, among others. Other awards and accolades include being voted "Sexiest Alien" at Coney Island and being featured in the New York Burlesque Calendar as "May."
DJ MOMOTARO - New York DJ Momotaro can be found spinning for burlesque events such as the annual NY Burlesque Festivals, Exotic World this summer in Las Vegas, and as a resident for The Slipper Room, home of NYC's longest running weekly burlesque show.
Presented by Thirsty Girl Productions & The NY School of Burlesque.
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