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And the Brassy Award Goes To …

It’s my esteemed honor to announce the winner of the inaugural Brassy Award: Mistress Kali. The $500 cash grant and mentorship will be applied to her winning show Storyville Rising, premiering in New Orleans May 16 and 17, 2015. Thunderous applause from the glitter tribe erupted as I gave her the award at The Great
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Q + A: Vivienne Fuego on The Golden Poppy Revue

We interviewed Vivienne Fuego, founder of Sacramento’s newest revue, The Golden Poppy Revue to find out how she got involved in burlesque, the challenges with her new endeavor and what audiences can expect to see at the Golden Poppy’s upcoming debut production. See “L’Amour—An Evening of Valentease,” Saturday, February 28 at the Colonial Theater in Sacramento.
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9 Valentine’s Day Events You’ll Love

Te amo. Je t’aime. Aloha wau ia ‘oe. I love you. However you say it and whomever you say it to, get out and paint the town red. From sassy shows to romantic dinners and raucous Mardi Gras parties, there’s a lot going on this month. And still plenty of time for Valentine’s Day procrastinators
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4 Simple Organizing Techniques for Artists

Eighteen hours from now, I will be hanging pieces at my first solo art show in over five years. My artwork: 20 masquerade-style leather art masks currently in various stages of completion. And my studio? After an all-nighter to get everything sculpted so it could dry in time, my workbench was buried. Was. Last year
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New Burlesque Hall of Fame Fund

Brown Paper Tickets has long supported the sassy, sultry, outrageous-in-the-best-way burlesque community. We want to ensure that the burlesque story (your story) is told with care and that legends live on to inspire its future. We’re excited to announce our new Burlesque Hall of Fame Fund. Established from a friendly acquisition of GlitterTix, this new
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11 Hot, Nerdy, New Burlesque Trends

Burlesque isn’t all feathers, tassels and pin-ups. Brown Paper Tickets tickets thousands of burlesque events each year and we love to see all the creative tributes and trends. Since it’s the season for costumes and creative dress, we tallied the outrageous, salacious, the downright funny and the serious, too. Nerdlesque 1. Game of Thrones: Burlesque
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Burlesque PR: Attract Media in 5 Easy Steps

First-time burlesque event coordinator? Or maybe you already sell out shows and want to nab the attention of a few media outlets. Media builds fans and boosts revenue. Here are five steps to attracting it: 1. Identify 5 Target Media Outlets Ask your fans what media outlet they read or watch regularly. The answer is
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19 Pearls of Wisdom from the Burlesque World

For years Brown Paper Tickets has worked with and learned from burlesque industry professionals. We’ve interviewed numerous burly pros to uncover words of advice, tips or pearls for those just starting burlesque. From novice performers to stars like Michelle L’amour, many have been featured on our blog in the past. Enjoy a compilation of their top
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Burlesque Ticketing 101

Brown Paper Tickets supports event organizers, producers and performers with free advice, services and ticketing tools. We ticket thousands of burlesque events every year. In fact, more burlesque events than any other ticketing platform. We’re crazy about burlesque. As Burlesque Representative, I assist performers and producers in setting up and promoting their shows. Here are
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12th Annual New York Burlesque Festival

Jen Gapay and Angie Pontani are no slouches. Not only have they created the biggest and grandest burlesque festival of its kind in the New York Burlesque Festival, now celebrating its 12th year, but they both have very impressive resumes outside of the festival. As a performer, burlesque extraordinaire, Angie Pontani, “The Italian Stallionette,” was a key
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