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A shimmy for the ages: how a burlesque dance rankled Milwaukee

Published Sept. 12, 2013

Though so tame by current standards that Miley Cyrus wouldn't be caught dead doing it, a shimmy dance performed on a downtown stage 86 years ago was considered "shocking, suggestive, immoral, indecent and highly improper" by the cop that arrested Mary Karras for doing it.


Turner straps on Los Straitjackets

Published July 11, 2011

Mexican wrestling surf rock stars Los Straitjackets and The World Famous Pontani Sisters burlesque dance troupe play at Turner Hall Ballroom at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20.


Gay, burlesque Circus Club puts down stakes in Milwaukee

Published May 21, 2011

The Circus Club, 906 S. Barclay Ave., will open on June 4 and bring a completely classy and sassy new nightspot to Brew City. The massive complex will feature three bars, a "fantasy" dance floor, live performers, DJs and tented lounges.


Masked Mexican wrestling returns to Milwaukee

Published Sept. 10, 2010

It's been two years since it debuted in Milwaukee at the Turner Hall Ballroom and if you still don't know what Mondo Lucha is, you'd best read on and catch up.


Saucy for a good cause

Published July 14, 2009

It might not have been quite as colorful as the likes of San Francisco's Barbary Coast or The Tenderloin in Manhattan, but there was a time when Milwaukee had its own pleasure quarter, and "Spectacular! Spectacular! A Burlesque Bash" is doing its damnedest to recreate those late-19th century days.

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