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Dance of Decadence

Photo Recap of 2017 Southern Decadence Parade



Southern Decadence is winding down after a long weekend of glitter, sweat, and costumes both elaborately glamorous and sinfully scantily-clad. Photographer Brandon Robert was on scene to document the celebration's main event, the annual Southern Decadence Parade through the French Quarter. 

 


Today in NOLA 9.4.17


Happy Labor Day, New Orleanians! Enjoy the last lazy days of summer with a few laidback events around town. The Allways welcomes a drag reunion, and Santos Bar invites aspiring performers to take to their stage for an open mic event. It's a survival of the funniest at The New Movement, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1948, a devastating hurricane with winds up to 90 MPH hit New Orleans, creating extensively damage but thankfully no loss of life. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Read on for details tonight below. 


Today in NOLA 7.25.17


Today, say goodbye to Frenchmen Art Market's home next to the Spotted Cat in true New Orleans fashion. Elvis DeLarge will croon songs by the late King, while the Fake Ladies of Wrestling return with a knock-out event. If the work week has already got you down, let it go with Idina Menzel. On this day in 1859, New Orleans-born socialite Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau passed away. She gained international fame as the subject of John Singer Sargent's Madame X,  which now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

 


Drag Talents to Perform Benefit Show in Support of Assault Victim


Tonight, members of the city’s drag community will band together to perform a show for a cause. Bud Rips will play host to Billy Gotta Booboo, a drag and dance party to benefit the recovery of a local New Orleans resident who was the victim of a brutal assault. 


Bona Drag: Inaugural Bushwig South Festival Comes to NOLA


New Orleans has no shortage of drag royalty and now, in true NOLA fashion, there is a festival to commemorate the boldest and brightest queer performers in town. Brooklyn’s biggest drag fest Bushwig will host its inaugural southern offshoot event on May 13th at Castillo Blanco Art Studios. 


State of Undress: 3.25-2.27


Guess what's up kittens? Tigger! is in town! What does that mean for you? Well on top of seeing him grace the stages of the Gravier St. Social (Whiskey and Rhinestones, Thursday at 10p.m.) and Bourbon Pub and Parade (The Blue Book Cabaret, Saturday at 10p.m.), Tigger! will be teaching two knowledge and pizazz packed classes at the New Orleans School Of Burlesque. 


Today In NOLA 10.17.15


Today in New Orleans, get witchy with Drag Brunch at The Country Club or check out the Anba Dlo Halloween fest at the New Orleans Healing Center. The Pelicans will take on the Kings at home, and Mac Demarco is bringing old school indie to the city. On this day in 1861, General Mansfield Lovell arrived in New Orleans. Tonight, more guests in town from the New Orleans Film Festival and the Hand in Gloves conference. 


State of Undress: Burlesque & Drag Listings, 6.04-6.05


By Angie Z.

Hello there, kittens! I'm writing to you longingly from the dry heat of the Nevada desert. The Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend is about to kickoff, and show people from across the globe are making their annual pilgramage to Las Vegas' ill informed tribute hotel to the Big Easy, The Orleans. But, do not fret, darling pets! Many of the Crescent City's own world class performers have stayed home and are eager to entertain.


State of Undress: Burlesque & Drag Listings, 5.21-5.24


By Angie Z.

Hello Kittens! The dimly lit arenas of flesh that our fine city fosters will offer no relief from the building heat this week. Fill up your summer tonic of choice, and work that hand fan, because your every growing options of ocular delight are going from slow burn to full on southern fried. 


State of Undress: Burlesque & Drag Listings 5.14-5.17


By Angie Z.

Meow, Kittens! Your list of scintillating options continues to swell fuller with every passing week. Isn't it delicious? This weekend, I'm proud to be part of the third installment of "Storyville Rising," a unique immersive cabaret experience based on the famous red light district that thrived nearly a century ago in our city. The show is produced and curated by Seattle's Armitage Shanks and Jesse-Belle Jones, and New Orleans own Mistress Kali.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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