Burlesque Beat

Dita vs. The Pussycat Dolls:

"It drives me crazy when the media or groups like the Pussycat Dolls try to sanitize and take away the sexual and nudity aspects of burlesque."

She added: "I'm sorry, but if you're not up there taking your clothes off and dancing around in pasties and a G-string, it's not burlesque.

"It can be cabaret, or it can be cute and funny and retro-showgirly, but it's not burlesque. They were strippers, and that's the way it was."

...he didn't want 'boas, strippers, and (expletive)' in his neighborhood... - Boston Babydolls vs. City Hall!

Seattle Weekly's 26 pic slideshow of Moisture Fest Burlesque...

Denver Post's slideshow from the New Denver Civic's "Leadville Or Bust" and "Black Box Burlesque."

Video of Los Angeles' Burlesque Bingo at the Key Club, on LA Weekly's site.