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Local drag legend Shi-Queeta-Lee served as the emcee, the GenOUT LGBTQ Youth Chorus sang the national anthem and burlesque drag performer Betty O’Hellno led the Wizards Dance Team in the halftime show.
PHOTOS: WASHINGTON WIZARDS PRIDE NIGHTMICHAEL KEYMARCH 5, 2022WASHINGTON BLADE
He needed to get to The Ed Sullivan Show and didn’t have a chaperone, so he got a burlesque dancer to take him there—that’s fantastic.
HOW WATERBEDS, TEEN LOVE AND AN UNHINGED BRADLEY COOPER LED TO LICORICE PIZZAMATTHEW JACOBSNOVEMBER 23, 2021TIME
Married twice by the time she was 16, she made her way to Los Angeles and was working as a cocktail waitress when a customer suggested that she consider dancing at a nearby burlesque theater, the Follies.
TEMPEST STORM, EXOTIC DANCER CALLED ‘THE LAST QUEEN OF BURLESQUE,’ DIES AT 93MATT SCHUDELAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The genius of the French language seems more particularly to lend itself to the fabrication of burlesque forms and subterfuges.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
Valmond stood watching intently, and the people were very still, for this seemed like real life, and no burlesque.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
I fancied that I had pitched my verses in so high a key that no one could mistake their burlesque intention.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
Bad puns were evidently common on the stage before the days of Victorian burlesque.
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIANWILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS
His haggard, melancholy mien was in admirable artistic contrast to his garb and the burlesque humour of his song.
TALES OF NORTHUMBRIAHOWARD PEASE
When the burlesque prologue comes to a conclusion, Burattino's master puts in his appearance.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
The Granelleschi professed sincere admiration for an obscure burlesque Florentine poet of the fifteenth century called Burchiello.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
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WORDS RELATED TO BURLESQUE

  • burlesque
  • farce
  • lampoon
  • parody
  • satire
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