2017 May

“BE PREPARED“  My Journey to BHOF (Part 3)   By Tito Bonito   Tomorrow the 2017 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend begins. Hundreds, if not thousands, of ecdysiasts enthusiasts are currently flocking to Las Vegas to attend the world’s largest festival and convention honoring the art of the tease. Four days filled with the best of the […]
Do you have the gift to be a mentor?   One of the joys in my life is being a mentor to students around the world and of course, to my 6 gems from The House of Noire. Being a mentor is a full-time job that has brought a lot of joy to my spirit. […]
LA TROPICANA Inspired by one of Cuba’s most emblematic cocktails the Daiquiri and the whimsical, over- the- top cabaret institution, the Tropicana in Havana, our cocktail will transport you to the island with every sip! Some of my favorite flavors to play with during these warmer months: rum, pineapple and coconut. Salud y Buen Provecho!! […]
Tease Tips – Lessons in life, love and the art of tease By Michelle L’amour   Doing nothing IS something. photo cred: Tuomas Lairila from the Helsinki Burlesque Festival. One of the hardest things to do on stage, and in life, is to be still. There is so much power and vulnerability in stillness. It […]
For Real Article read here    Paradise Under the Stars By Leslie Zemeckis 05/16/2017 05:00 pm ET 230 Steamy, Latin, sexy, Mambo, rum, they all conjure images of the iconic Tropicana in Havana, Cuba. Recently returned from a week in this historic city I was privileged to speak with a former MC at the iconic […]
BIO:  A born performer with a background in acting and dancing she burst onto the burlesque sceen in 2008 winning the Best Debut category during the BHoF weekend in Las Vegas.  21st Century Magazine named her one of the world’s top five performers three years in a row. She has spent several years as a […]
Have you ever had a moment where the stars align and universes converge and any doubts you have about the power of the force suddenly become obsolete? You vibe the magic. If just for a moment… You see, the only way to notice magic is to believe in it, so drink the Kool-Aid, or don’t, […]
Chef David Verzello Chef Verzello is an honors graduate of the California Culinary Academy and has worked New York, San Francisco, Italy and Napa Valley. For the past 15 years Chef Verzello has been hosting cooking schools in a villa in Lucca Italy. He has since moved to Green Valley and has been producing events […]
“BEST BOYLESQUE” My Journey to BHOF (Part 2) by Tito Bonito photo credit Fernando Guerrero and Psyko Boys The dynamic of “boylesque” has always had its place in the revival of vaudeville. Although, women are more likely to be seen dancing in shows than their counterparts, respectable men are equally invited to tease along. Over […]
By Angie Pontani bio: International burlesque sensation Angie Pontani performed at Zemeckis’ first book signing for Behind the Burly Q in NYC at Moschino. Known as the Italian Stallionette. She is a multi-award winning performer, including Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World as given to her by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.   A […]