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A Stravinsky Vaudeville with Claws: The Feather Gatherers

Jody Christopherson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

If the Devil had a band that doubled as a theater production company, that company might the The Drunkards Wife, for nothing this delightfully experimental could be considered holy.

Bound By Flesh: The Story of Violet and Daisy Hilton

Alex Doll | Posted 06.27.2014 | Weird News
Alex Doll

As a curiosity, full of salacious possibility, or as the heartbreaking tale of two women, unprepared for independence after success, Bound By Flesh is a humanizing and powerful must-see recounting of the rise and fall of these fascinating women.

Can Freaks Find Love?

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 06.19.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

When vaudeville superstar Violet Hilton one half of Siamese twins tried to marry the musical director of her band, Maurice Lambert in 1934, she had every confidence she would succeed.

First Nighter: "Fathers and Sons," "Khandan [Family]," "Handbagged" in London

David Finkle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

LONDON--Ivan Turgenev's 1862 novel Fathers and Sons, which Brian Friel adapted for the stage under the same title in 1987 is just revived at the Donma...

Magnificent Mildred

Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc.

"Do you know my grandson: Doctor Accordino?" That was my grandmother's go-to question to any apparent medical professional who entered her hospital ro...

Nadya Ginsburg Brings Madonna, Cher and More to the Hilarious Madonnalogues

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

In 1899, theatre critic Edwin Royle wrote, "Vaudeville may be a kind of lunch-counter art, but then art is so vague and lunch is so real." Fast forward to 2013 where vaudeville is very much alive and well in Madonnalogues.

Advice From a Judge While Waiting For a Jury

Marcus Landsberg | Posted 11.25.2013 | Hawaii
Marcus Landsberg

"Waiting is really the hardest part," The judge of my first jury trial told me. After a day and a half the Jury had yet to send back a jury communica...

Sophie Tucker's Alive & Well

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Richard Z. Chesnoff

She was "The Last of the Red Hot Mammas" and the first to dare sing risque songs about the glories of independent women-hood: "I'm Living Alone and Like It" and "Ain't Women Wonderful."

The Odd Couples

George Heymont | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

It's easy to look at two friends (or lovers) who share a close rapport and wonder what attracts them to each other. But sometimes opposites not only attract, they can lead to the most unexpected kind of fame.

New York's Greatest Burlesque Show

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 11.09.2012 | Arts

These days, even in the Big Apple, a good burlesque is hard to find. That’s why we’re celebrating the re-opening of the Slipper Room, the sensatio...

Still Small Voice of the City

John Corso | Posted 09.11.2012 | Detroit
John Corso

Detroit has no venues like NYC's The Kitchen, and Performa never makes its way to Michigan. But perhaps the appearance of The Hinterlands at MOCAD marks an important milestone in our city's cultural offerings.

'NY Ink' Tattoos Traveling Vaudeville Troupe

Posted 04.10.2012 | TV

Absolutely anything can -- and probably eventually will -- happen in New York City, but that doesn't mean Ami and the crew at "NY Ink" (Thu., 9 p.m. E...

America's Cup Forces Out San Francisco's Theatrical Institution

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.13.2011 | San Francisco

After over a decade delighting audiences from its perch on the edge of the bay, San Francisco's premiere vaudeville/cabaret/dinner theatre experience ...

Disney Legends Die Within A Day Of Each Other

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 08.05.2011 | Entertainment

ANAHEIM, Calif. — They shared a stage at Disneyland five days a week for nearly three decades and died within a day of each other. Betty Taylor...

The Unsung Athleticism of Charlie Chaplin

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the joys of watching a great comic at work is his mastery of the material he has crafted for himself. Whether one is a performance artist or a stand-up comic, whether one is working with movement or text, a great performer's confidence in his craft allows him to take risks required by unexpected events and improvise when an opportunity suddenly presents itself.

Cirque Is Awesome! So is this Soy Latte.

Stefan Haves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stefan Haves

Language matters. If you trolled through the trails and toiled through the URL's -- to get to this lonely blog on Huff Post, you probably agree that l...

Vaudeville -- Alive and Well in 2010

Stefan Haves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Stefan Haves

I dare humans of every age to join the movement of leaving your digital priorities for an hour and see who is on stage and seated next to you -- and to touch the wonder of community combining laughter and beauty.

'Baby June' Dies: June Havoc Of Vaudeville Fame Dead At 97

AP | BOB THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Actress and writer June Havoc, whose childhood in vaudeville as Baby June was immortalized in the musical "Gypsy," has died in Connecticut at age 97, ...

Doing Our Part for the 'Ball of Fire'

Liz Goldwyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Liz Goldwyn

Betty Rowland, aka "The Ball of Fire" is a 93-year-old retired burlesque queen. She's undergone serious medical trouble and is in dire financial need. You can assist me in supporting her needs.