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Decadent Photos!

Decadent Photos!

Finally! Here are some photos from Decadent: 100 Years of Burlesque. From Dandy Dillinger’s 1920s showgirl fabulosity to Candy Applebottom’s 2010s tribute to staying connected, we traveled through time on Saturday, April 22 and never looked back. Thanks to everyone who came out to The Triad and made the voyage so fantastic.

1920s

Dandy Dillinger kicks us off with an ethereal number reminiscent of a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.

1930s

Ruby Mechant gives us some 1930s glamour with just a touch of Italian sass.

1940s

Spicy L’amour blows her bugle for the boys “over there.”

1950s

Shimmy LeCoeur shows us the devil in disguise with her tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

1960s

Hellz Kitten asks the age-old question, “will you still love me tomorrow?” with a shocking twist at the end.

1970s

Munroe Lilly loves to love us and takes another little piece of our hearts.

1980s

Luscious Lane revisits the Cold War with a “pop” of color.

1990s

Tutu Toussaint gives us montage of the best ’90s hip-hop.

2000s

Twinky Boots takes the red pill with his tribute to the Matrix.

2010s

And finally, Candy Applebottom lights up our world with her sassy futuristic moves.

Behind the scenes:

Photos: Veronica Toone

 

Throwback Thursday: Burlesque (sort of) of the ’70s

Throwback Thursday: Burlesque (sort of) of the ’70s

As we learned last week, by the late ’50s and ’60s, burlesque was out and strips clubs were in.

By the ’70s, sleaze was the name of the game. The subtlety of a saucy, slow glove-peel gave way to in-your-face nudity.

No place was this more apparent than NYC’s Times Square, where the great burlesque houses of the ’20s and ’30s were replaced by peep shows, topless bars and porn theaters. For some pics of Times Square during the ’70s, check out this link.

And here’s a history of topless women in Times Square.

But there are some ’70s icons and sex symbols who immediately come to mind and here are a few.

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THE classic image of the ’70s: the iconic Farrah Fawcett poster that graced the walls (and spank bank) of many a high school dude.
Bo Derek was ’10’ during the late ’70s. C’mon, you know you rocked the corn rows that summer!
Girl next door, Cybill Shepherd
Badass: Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman lassoed the world with her gold rope
Speaking of badass, these Angels knew what was up. Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels
Another girl next door. Yeah, that’s creepy, but rumor has it she made out with her TV brother so… Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady
And one for the ladies… Burt Reynolds poses nude for Cosmo in 1972. Er, thanks?

Come feed your nostalgia on April 22 at The Triad. Need tickets? Click here!

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Get your Groove On with Munroe Lilly

Get your Groove On with Munroe Lilly

Munroe Lilly is the ’70s’ ‘hair’ apparent!

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It’s the ’70s and that means it’s time to do a little dance, make a little love and, obviously, get down tonight. Munroe Lilly is here and wants to get down with you. Won’t you join him?

1. What is your favorite thing about the ’70s?

I love the ’70s for the clothes, hair and the overall vibe. It was about free love, peace, happiness, and fighting war through music and protest. Add in the psychedelic drugs and you have basically the perfect decade.

2. If you could have drinks/dinner with any person from that era, real or fictional, who would it be and why?

Honestly, I would love to have drinks with a lot of people from that decade. ’70s-era Diana Ross, Cher, and Tina turner. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie. And on and on… they all encompass/ed a specific kind of strength that I identify with and that’s having the courage to do and be exactly who they want to be both on and off the stage. They all were/are so electric as performers and yet were/are complicated people. I see a lot of myself in all of them.

3. Is there anyone from today you think embodies the idea of the ’70s?

My very good friend Lillian! (who happens to be the ‘Lilly’ in Munroe Lilly.) She’s such a gentle spirit. I call her my bohemian goddess. She has a great deal of that specific kind of courage that I admire. She does what she wants and on her terms with an air of beauty, truth, and love.

Come see Munroe Lilly, the “Black diamond: Rare and Beautiful” at the Triad on 4/22. TICKETS! 

Rock and roll with Shimmy LeCoeur

Rock and roll with Shimmy LeCoeur

Shimmy LeCoeur
Shimmy LeCoeur

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The ’50s was a transformational decade, taking us from war and depression to a more fun, forward-looking youth culture that would dominate the second half of the 20th century. Nothing illustrates that more than the rise of rock and roll. And who better to shake, rattle and roll for you than Shimmy LeCoeur?

1. What is your favorite thing about the ’50s? 

My favorite thing is how the music changed and transformed a generation to rock’n’roll lovers. It was an awakening of the senses and showed just how music could change the world.

2. If you could have drinks/dinner with any person from that era, real or fictional, who would it be and why?

I’d love to have dinner with Elvis Presley and have him sing for me. Wouldn’t it be amazing g to really see how he feels about changing music and becoming the real king of rock’n’roll?

It would indeed!

Come see Shimmy up close and personal on April 22 for Decadent: 100 Years of Burlesque. Tickets are ON SALE for this fantastic journey to the ’50s and beyond, so buy yours today!

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See the ’30s through Ruby-Colored Glasses

See the ’30s through Ruby-Colored Glasses

Ruby embodies ’30s glamour

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The ever-glamorous Ruby Mechant will be on hand to rep the ’30s for Decadent: 100 Years of Burlesque on April 22.

We spoke with her to learn a little about how she connects with her decade.

1. What is your favorite thing about the 1930s? 
For sure the fashion. I mean…have you seen the beautiful dresses, hats and gloves? Super classy.
Some classy ’30s fashion. (To read more about ’30s fashion, click here.)

Another thing that fascinates me about that era is the phenomenon where bank robbers were considered celebrities.

2. If you could have drinks/dinner with any person from that era, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
I’m torn between Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde and Amelia Earhart – I mean Bonnie and Amelia are pretty badass.
3. Is there anyone from today you think embodies the idea of the 30’s ?
I did a little bit of research, but there is no way you can find beauties like Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth and Bette Davis.

Ruby is just one of the 21st century beauties you will see at The Triad on April 22, so be sure to check back often – ticket info is coming soon!

 

Unleashed Photos!

Unleashed Photos!

Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday, February 18 for Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties! We had a great debut at the Metropolitan Room and raised over $300 for Pilots to the Rescue! (Exact amount to be posted soon.) In case you missed it, here are some photos.

A ‘Dandy’ Trip Through Time

A ‘Dandy’ Trip Through Time

Dandy Dillinger, Vintage Beauty

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We are beyond excited for Decadent, our voyage through 100 years of burlesque, on April 22, and we are even more excited to welcome back Dandy Dillinger, who performed with us in our very first show (in 2015!).

Dandy, “burlesque’s ‘man’ about town,” is the perfect choice to represent the 1920s because of her classic, vintage look. She even has the awards to back up her cred, having been voted Miss Art Deco by the Art Deco Society of NY last year.

She is just one of the fabulous performers who will be on hand to send you back in time at the Triad on April 22. Tickets will be on sale soon, so be sure to check back often.

 

Ravenessa Revealed

Ravenessa Revealed

Ravenessa (photo: Will Vaultz)

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Introducing the ravishing Ravenessa!

The “Witty Titty from New York City” joins us Saturday at the Met Room for Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties, a vaudeville-esque variety show to benefit Pilots to the Rescue.

According to her bio, “Ravenessa is a Texas girl gone Brooklyn. She studied dance and comedy at The Ailey School and the Upright Citizens Brigade. Ravenessa loves creating comedic burlesque pieces and is thrilled to be making her Unleashed debut!”

We are thrilled to have her too!

Ravenessa is just ONE of the badass performers guaranteed to thrill and delight you on Sat, so hurry up and buy those tickets before they sell out!

TICKETS

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Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.

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Twisted Sister: Apathy Angel

Twisted Sister: Apathy Angel

Apathy Angel
Apathy Angel

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We are thrilled to welcome international burlesque sensation Apathy Angel to the Met Room on February 18! This “dark delight of burlesque” has wowed audiences across the U.S., Europe, Canada and New Zealand with her sinuous moves and lithe sensuality.

She joins an incredible lineup of dancers, singers and entertainers for Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties, a red-hot vaudeville-inspired variety show to benefit Pilots to the Rescue. This incredible organization flies around the country to save animals from euthanasia. OMG amazing, right?! We hope you can join us next Saturday to support them.

TICKETS

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Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.

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Take a Twirl with Tina Tassels

Take a Twirl with Tina Tassels

Tina Tassels

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@tinatassels 
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We are excited to welcome Tina Tassels back as our host for Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties. Tina bills herself as a “Tassel Twirler, Plus Size Pinup, Producer, Emcee, Spreader of Self-Love,” and we couldn’t be more excited to have her happy, shiny energy light up the Met Room stage on Feb. 18.

Tina does not have a puppy, but says if she ever gets one, it will be a rescue, because “they are the most interesting choice.” We agree completely! Which is why proceeds for this show will benefit Pilots to the Rescue, an organization that saves animals from euthanasia by rescuing them from kill-shelters and delivering them to loving homes that give them a second chance. It promises to be a great night, so hurry and get your tickets!

TICKETS

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Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.

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