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Nine cool things at Otronicon v.9

January 17, 2014
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Nine cool things at Otronicon v.9

Otronicon v.9 opens to the public today through Sunday at the Orlando Science Center, but I got a sneak preview of the ninth annual gaming and technology expo at last night’s VIP reception. This year’s edition features an emphasis on medical technology, along with the usual displays of geek gadgets, from aging Gamecubes to...
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Photo Gallery: Pinupalooza 2013 Pin-Up Convention at International Palms Resort

September 8, 2013
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Last Saturday (September 7, 2013), the 2nd annual Pinupalooza convention drew an eye-catching combination of WWII-era calendar models and neo-burlesque punks to I-Drive’s International Palms Resort for an all-day celebration of and pin-up art and classic strip-tease.
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Fringe Review: Skill Focus: Burlesque STRIKES BACK

May 12, 2013
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Fun Fact: attractive nerds were not found in nature until the late 1990's, when they were genetically engineered from Alyson Hannigan's DNA. If they had been, my high school experience may have been completely different (oh, who am I kidding, probably not). Thankfully, today we have Skill Focus: Burlesque, Orlando's favorite troupe of geek...
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Taboo Heart Breaker’s Masquerade & Fetish Ball at Firestone Live

February 15, 2013
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Taboo Heart Breaker’s Masquerade & Fetish Ball at Firestone Live

Watch burlesque performances while tied up if you so desire, or be mesmerized by Cirque-style aerial performers and stilt walkers.
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Mr. Pierre’s Burlyesque features all-male cast at the Peacock Room

September 14, 2012
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Mr. Pierre’s Burlyesque features all-male cast at the Peacock Room

Not only does this sultry revue showcase an all-male cast of both professional and amateur performers, but proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Harbor House of Central Florida.
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Fringe Review: Skill Focus Burlesque Does Fringe

May 21, 2012
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Fringe Review: Skill Focus Burlesque Does Fringe

As someone who spent much of his virtually sexless adolescence playing Nintendo and Dungeons & Dragons instead of going on dates, all I have to say is, where the hell were girls like this when I was in high school?!? Director Dorothy “Ruby Darling” Massey’s Skill Focus: Burlesque — my favorite Orlando exotic entertainment...
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Selection Reminder: High Tea With the Queen of Hearts!

March 10, 2012
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Selection Reminder: High Tea With the Queen of Hearts!

The Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter have assembled a party like no other.
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Selection Reminder: Masquerade Art Event & Costume Party at the new Bombshell’s Tavern!

October 29, 2011
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Selection Reminder: Masquerade Art Event & Costume Party at the new Bombshell’s Tavern!

Saturday, Oct. 29 – Masquerade Art Event & Costume Party You’ve most likely been exposed (literally!) to Orlando’s burgeoning burlesque scene of late: A volley of sultry dance troupes shimmy and shake their way around town each week, performing fetish-themed numbers – from nerdy to gory to anime – at hot spots like Stardust...
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Bigger crime against humanity: Glitter or Burlesque?

August 5, 2010
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Bigger crime against humanity: Glitter or Burlesque?

Nearly a decade ago, Mariah Carey‘s ego popped a squat and dumped out Glitter. This fall, it’s Christina Xtina Aguilera‘s turn with Burlesque, the trailer for which just debuted and already looks like the redemption Glitter‘s been waiting for. Let’s look at the tale of the tape: Glitter directed by character actor Vondie Curtis-Hall...
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