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Five questions with: Dolores Sparkles, burlesque comedian

Dolores Sparkles debuted her solo show in New York City and has played in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. You can laugh with and relate to her this Saturday, Jan. 18, at The Mill. Several years before being “born” onto the “Wall of Babes” at Studio Vitality dance school in Cedar Rapids, the nouveau-vaudevillian was a New Jersey medievalist who […]

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Jeezy’s Juke Joint celebrates black culture through burlesque tonight at Blue Moose

Chicago sensation Jeez Loueez graces Iowa City tonight with a stop on the tour of Jeezy’s Juke Joint, an evening of burlesque celebrating black culture. Little Village caught up with her in this email interview, so she could tell us all what we have to look forward to. […]

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The intersection of burlesque and feminism

Heartland Bombshells Blue Moose Tap House — Friday, Sept. 30; doors at 8 p.m. Burlesque has exploded nationwide in recent years, and styles run the gamut from revival of classic teases like the fan dance to edgy, performance arty acts with political punch. Iowa is no exception to this trend, and has even hosted the Iowa […]

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Burlesque troupe to host benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Va Va Voom!

Kick Ass Red Lipstick Burlesque Revue Coralville Center for the Performing Arts — Saturday, Mar. 19 at 8 p.m. Vitality Dance Studio in Cedar Rapids is sending its burlesque troupe, The Va Va Voom, south to the CCPA — their first performance in Coralville — for a one-night show to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma […]

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