Saturday, October 31st
This sinful assassin is one third of the internationally acclaimed, award winning Stage Door Johnnies, the reigning 2013 King of Burlesque, accomplished teacher and choreographer for the Beggar's Carnivale and Naughty Little Productions. He’s the rough and tumble Johnny... and like your morning cup of coffee, he’s strong, black, and keeps you going all day long! Ray, has headlined at burlesque festivals and shows across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with his smoldering, sexy, and frequently avant garde solo acts. Trained in contemporary dance, acrobatics, capoeira, and pole dancing, Ray creates imaginative works of strip-tease art that show off his athletic ability and inspired choreography. Ray served on the creative team of ‘Beggar’s Carnivale’ in St. Louis and recently was a featured presenter at Burlycon in Seattle and has been a 4 time headliner of Austin's own Texas Burlesque Festival.Type your paragraph here.
Straight Outta Control! Dj Rion King steps to the red carpet to drop some ass shakin bass. Rion has strong connection to the energy of an environment, combined with a keen ability to manipulate sound, allows him to masterfully decimate an audience’s impatience. Throughout his set, a barrage of delectably choice cuts hold steady on a course to ignite and elevate the crowd, weaving together a collective celebration of life in the moment. Groovealicious electro disco, glitchy funked up dub step, and booty droppin bass lines are all getting served up fresh on his late night menu.
Check out his new tracks on the Gravitas Recording
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Coco Lectric is a classically trained dancer, actor, and vocalist. With an absolute love of performing, she graces stages all over the world. Coco is consistently listed as one of the top 50 performers in the world by 21st Century Burlesque. She is a founding member of The Jigglewatts Burlesque (Austin, TX), founder of the Austin Burlesque Alliance, co-producer of the Texas Burlesque Festival and the Headmistress of The Austin Academy of Burlesque. And did we mention, she is DROP DEAD SEXY
Opening the night is the Golden Dawn Arkestra, an avant-garde collective of inspired musicians and dancers who will deliver a show you won’t soon forget. And don’t miss this year’s bloody burlesque and aerial acrobatics show, the King and Queen of the Zombies Costume Contest, and other madness to be announced!
They undoubtedly are the group that changed the face of hip-hop as we know it. They also gave females across the globe a voice within their communities and the music industry as a whole. Legends, icons, trailblazers, pioneers, innovators and trendsetters are just a few words often used to describe this group. As the first ever female rap crew, SALT-N-PEPA, broke barriers and opened doors that were once closed to women in hip-hop. These Queens gave women a voice in a male dominated industry and transformed the way the music world saw women forever. With the hit songs "Push It," "Tramp," "Shake Your Thang," "Shoop" and "Whatta Man," Salt-N-Pepa would defy everyone's expectations and catapult hip-hop to new levels. Outside of the realm of being legends of the hip hop game, Grammy Award winning group, Salt-N-Pepa can also be called "revolutionaries of rap" and "ground breakers of the game." Not only using their mic as a means to make big beats and heads bob, but they also used it as means to get out messages of importance and relevance. From safe sex to independence and respecting yourself as a woman, Salt-N-Pepa saw the urgency and importance of empowering females and using their voices through the mic to influence millions with their music.