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Best of Midwest Burlesk - My Favorite Acts - Chicago Burlesque Dancer Red Hot Annie Weinert
She really makes the wieners boil!

Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2011-01-31 16:15
Subject: Best of Midwest Burlesk - My Favorite Acts
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I spent the last couple of days in Minneapolis, soaking in the, er, sun and watching act-after-act-after-act at the Best of Midwest Burlesk festival.

There were lots of really amazing acts, and I could go on and on, but here are some of my personal highlights:

Trixie Little & The Evil Hate Monkey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoId4PL_DxU
If you want proof that a really good act never gets old, I actually saw this act 4 times at the festival and was still screaming my lungs off when they performed the last time. The timing, the movement, the steaming hotness of both Trixie and Monkey. I swooned.

Chicago Starlets
They did a cute showgirl piece with matching black underthings and boas. With smooth, rehearsed steps, it was easy to see why they won best troupe at MEW2010. Fancy!

Jeez Loueez
http://vimeo.com/17398865
And not just because I'm biased! With 5-6 cycling splits (why get up from a split, when you can just turn over and do another one?!), it was no surprise that this top-notch tap dance piece was one of only a half-dozen acts in the whole festival that I saw get a standing ovation. We love this Vaudezilla performer!

Jett Adore
He's gorgeous, a great dancer, and has more than his fair share of charisma. He performed a very sexy piece involving purple ribbon and a fur coat. Truthfully, I could watch an entire festival of just him and the Stage Door Johnnies.

Midnite Martini
By far, my favorite act of the festival, Midnite Martini did an aerial act and a floor act that boasted the most sensual, creative removal of stockings I've ever seen. I was blown away by her timing and approach. Incredible!

Minnie Tonka
Minnie did an act involving baking cookies that proved yet again that an act can be simultaneously sexy & funny. An absolute riot!

Nadine Dubois
One of the best hosts. Ever. That's all.

Ophelia Flame
I loved her Xerox act. Hilarious, clever, energetic. Just what I like in a conceptual burlesque act. This was another act that I saw numerous times and loved it every time. Very very cute. And sexy. And funny.

Ray Gunn
No one moves on a pole the way Ray Gunn moves on it. A masterpiece!

Sasha Darling
Although I'd never seen this Chicago Starlet perform before, she is someone who's been mentioned as a Chicago favorite numerous times in my Spotlight on Chicago Burlesque series, and I was not disappointed. Great timing and movement. Loved the makeup, too!

Stage Door Johnnies
Duh. :)
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bmajors
User: bmajors
Date: 2011-01-31 22:44 (UTC)
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I love Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey! I saw them several years ago at a Burlesque-a-pades show at Martyr, absolutely adore everything about their act. Huge TL & TEHM fan.
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pamelaNeko
User: pamelaneko
Date: 2011-02-01 15:53 (UTC)
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I really want to take a class from Trixie Little!
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