WINDY CITY TIMES
||Baton Show Lounge unveils new male burlesque
by Vern Hester
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On the evening of Nov. 17, Baton Show Lounge, 4713 N. Broadway, presented Burlesque Royale, a new male review featuring local and national talent.
Produced by noted photographer Ramsey Prince, the sold-out show featured vocalists Danika Blake and Taylor Hall as emcees along with exotic dancers James Rabideau, Matthew Flowz and Damien Lenore, along with an appearance by Baton's Logan Aaron. The event was sponsored by Tom of Finland Vodka.
This inaugural event was similar to a turn-of-the-century vaudeville showbut updated for the new queer millenniumwith Blake and Hall performing between dance segments and the dancers, particularly Lenore and Flowz, using elements of Sally Rand's storied ostrich feather fan dances.
As evidenced by the nearly overflow crowd, Baton's current plan is to present a new edition of the show on a monthly basis.
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