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First Annual Iowa Burlesque Festival

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Date(s) - 11/23/2013 - 11/24/2013
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Adler Theatre


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Danielle Colby presents 1st Annual Iowa Burlesque Festival featuring Tempest Storm, Lou Lou D’vil, Perle Noire, Inga Ingénue, The Maine Attraction, Michelle L’amour, Miss Orchid Mei, Surly Temper, Ingrid Lucia, Davina and the Vagabonds, and Dannie Diesel.

  • Nov. 23, 6pm – “Shimmy Baby Shakeoff“
  • Nov. 23, 10pm – “Queens of A Peel“
  • Nov. 23, 12am – VIP After Party Experience, “Howlin Riot“
  • Nov. 24, 7pm – “Please, Have Mercy!” Awards

Featured Artists

“I am Tempest Storm. Queen of Burlesque. Girlfriend to Elvis. Mistress to JFK. Friend to Marilyn Monroe. Quite a lot for a for a 21yr old … I’m a leap year baby.”

“SEX on Legs” | Award-winning Show Stopper – The Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2013 / Miss Exotic World

“The Exotic Mystere” | Perle Noire, labeled “Feminine Phenomenon” is truly meant to be on stage. Her amazing stage presence, classic style, seductive moves, and flawless choreography has granted her standing ovations whenever and wherever she performs.

“The Little Blonde Bomb” | Inga Ingénue, “The Little Blonde Bomb”, has been an instructor with The Academy of Burlesque since 2009. Inga Ingénue, “The Little Blonde Bomb”, was recently crowned Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011 at the Viva Las Vegas international burlesque competition!

Maine captivates audiences and bystanders every time she hits the stage. Energetic, sensual, wildly creative, spontaneous and romantic, this bronze beauty has been performing since the day she popped out of the womb!

“The ASS that Goes POW” | Miss Exotic World 2005, Michelle L’amour, is one of the premiere names in modern burlesque. Since 2002, she’s been seen by more than 50 million people on six continents as a result of her awe inspiring performances on stage, television (Semi Finalist for “America’s Got Talent ” – Season One, Featured on “Sexual Healing” – Showtime) and international documentaries (like Tokyo’s “New Burlesque”, “What a Booty” and “The Art and Heart of the Tease”).

“Denvers Doyenne of Disrobing” | Miss Orchid Mei, slithers across the stage effortlessly seducing the masses.

“Americas Little Darling Peeler”

From The New York Press:
“Ingrid’s magnetic stage presence is a combination of torchy voluptuousness and down-home amicability; it just doesn’t seem right that she’s slinking onstage in that form-fitting, gold lame dress when she starts talking long yarns about growing up carny.

Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe.

“Fueling the fire of Americas Imagination, one flame at a time” | A smarmy nymph heads up this mischievous troupe, much like the fairies of Ireland she only has room in her heart for one emotion at a time Dannie Diesel is the founder, owner and producer of Burlesque le’Moustache as well as the woman responsible for bringing the art of burlesque to our fair Quad Cities.


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$22.00 | 6pm – “Shimmy Baby Shakeoff” a burlesque contest

$43.00 | 7pm – “Please, Have Mercy!” Burlesque Awards show, featuring new headliner sets and the winners of the “Shimmy Baby Shake off ”

$111.00 | 10pm – VIP all access ticket, gets you into every show of the weekend, including the Saturday night VIP after Party, only open to VIP Ticket holders (starts at 12am)!


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