All tagged Burlesque

Cherry Brown

There's nothing more naturally n'awlins than burlesque. A few years ago, I was mesmerized by the fantastic "Burlesque Ballroom" show at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse within the Royal Sonesta Hotel. It was the first time I'd Cherry Brown perform that night, and I remember thinking even back then that she'd be perfect for a feature here on iHeartnola.com. I was thrilled when she agreed to shoot around the Bywater, and I was even more thrilled to get an inside look into the life of such a gifted performer. Below you'll find our favorites from the day, and some answers to our favorite questions.

Burlesque Ballroom

It seems to me that the burlesque scene around Nola has exploded. Burlesque has been a part of cultural landscape since the inception of Jazz and we are quickly becoming the town that all other scenes are measured.