The Wonderful World of
Sunday, August 25
$10 sugested donation
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137 W. 14th Street, NYC
*Sliding scale—a cash donation of at least $10 is suggested. All proceeds from this class will go to help pay for Dixie Evans’ medical expenses and final resting place. If you can’t make the class, you can make a donation here If you have questions, email Dr. Lucky: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Wonderful World of Dixie Evans” is an evening of storytelling and remembering of our dear departed Dixie Evans. With presentations by Dr. Lucky, World Famous Bob, and an open mic for those who would like to tell a story in memory of Dixie, founder of the Miss Exotic World Competition and curator of the Miss Exotic World Museum in Helendale, California. At the Exotic World Museum, Dixie honed her story telling skills as she led patrons through the collection, telling a narrative of burlesque history intertwined with her own experiences. There, she dedicated her life to preserving, displaying, and describing the magical world of burlesque. There, she became a fundamental advocate for sustaining and inspiring both burlesque history and its performers, past, present and future. There, she saw her life’s passions come together as she built a mecca, turning the dusty goat farm into a destination spot for burlesque aficionados. For burlesque fans across the globe, Dixie’s life-long, tireless dedication to keeping burlesque and its history alive have earned her the moniker of the “godmother” of burlesque, and many modern performers look to her for inspiration and guidance.
Dr. Lucky has been writing a biography about and with Dixie Evan since 2008. Her presentation pulls from hundreds of hours of interviews and personal experiences with Dixie, along with images and videos, to cover the major points of Dixie’s career through stories, anecdotes, and the occasional fact. Dr. Lucky holds a PhD in Performance Studies, and has been preserving the stories of burlesque legends since 2007 with her Oral History Project. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A.