Archive for August, 2008

Interview With Dawn Diamond

Dawn Diamond is the stand-up comic in the Velvet Kittens, and she also happens to be one hell of a singer. Learn more about this brassy babe here. How did you transition from being Young Miss Texas to a stand-up comic? I have always been a “ham” if you will, and I always loved competing. […]

House of Funk Auditions

Cindy Capener of Dallas is starting House of Funk Theatre Company and auditions are coming up. See the flyer for details.

Get Behind Your Ballet.

Texas Ballet Theater has 60 days to raise $1 million before they open their 2008-09 season, or else they will have to shut down. Dancers from the company are doing everything in their power to raise the money. You can show your support on Saturday, September 6th at the Texas Ballet Theater Studios in Fort […]

Upcoming Show Dates

We had a blast on Saturday night. And judging by your enthusiasm, we think you had fun too. If you didn’t make it out on Saturday, don’t pout. We have two shows lined up in September and we hope to see you there!

We Do Not Accept a Passive Audience.

At the end of the second act, we always perform one of our favorite numbers, Pink Panther. Why do we love this number so much? Because we get to pull unsuspecting audience members up for a very special dance, and that’s always fun. Check out the guy on the far left, I wonder what’s on […]

Pictures, Subscribers and Shows…Oh My!

Hello Darlings, Our show is this Saturday, so we’re putting the final touches on our new numbers. But we still have time to answer a few requests and share some news. First item of business: Pictures. We have heard you loud and clear — you want more pictures! We are working on not only getting […]

Find the Best Burlesque Class for You — Tips from The Velvet Kitten Choreographer

As a choreographer and dance instructor, dancers are always asking me how to find the best training for them. With the rise of burlesque offered as fitness or as a dance class, I thought I would integrate the same list of questions and qualifications for burlesque classes as I do to help dancers find their […]

Velvet Kittens’ Favorites: Holy Diver

Holy Diver has quickly established itself as one of the most hilarious musical acts in Dallas. You may have heard about their recent Dallas Music Observer Award nomination for Best Cover Band. It is also rumored that this trio of handsome devils manage to rock audiences while playing songs like Spinal Tap’s Big Bottom, Rush’s […]

Heard Around Town

Looks like our friend Big Dick Hunter of Live 105.3 Wild Ass Circus is about to reach a much larger audience. Richie Whitt’s blog for the Dallas Observer, Sportatorium first reported that the local radio DJ is being courted to sign an agreement for national syndication by radio personality Rick Dees. Why is this relevant […]

Velvet Kitten Burlesque Dance Classes

Have you heard? The Velvet Kittens are bringing their burlesque dance classes back and registration starts soon. No clue on what to expect at a burlesque dance class? Jana Edele, burlesque dance instructor and director/choreographer for The Velvet Kittens of Le Cabaret Burlesque sheds a little light on her background as a dance instructor and […]