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2010-07-02 07:35:00

SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer may be off to a slow start, but El Gaucho Seattle (http://www.elgaucho.com) is bringing the heat with sizzling, all-new burlesque shows. The brightest stars of the Seattle burlesque scene - Lily Verlaine, The Shanghai Pearl, Waxie Moon and Kitten LaRue - will grace El Gaucho's swanky Pampas Room in a seductive new series of nostalgic cabaret shows. They'll be joined onstage by several exciting special guests, like Miss Exotic World titleholders...

2008-07-20 03:00:29

By Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--The All-Star Burlesque Weekend this month in Las Vegas produced a flurry of wire stories. Many of them focused on Tempest Storm, the 80-year-old burlesque queen who in the 1950s was known for her fleshy sexuality and ability to excite male fantasies. Storm still performs, and as she strutted her stuff at the Burlesque Hall of Fame's annual weekend, the audience watched her with respect, amazement and awe. One of those watching was...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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