Love!

Romeo and Juliet is just around the corner and the Summer is full of Romantic engagements.  Empire Beats and I have a swinging party happening every Wednesday night at Hill Country BBQ Market in Brooklyn on Adams St. with Live band karaoke! Our once monthly RockNSoul Burlesque Showcase the Juke Joint Revue bids farewell but never goodbye to Pam Demonium and I take a spot as a judge on Burlesque Idol!

 

May 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25

Every Wednesday Night

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Hill Country Barbecue Market LIVE, Brooklyn LIVE band karaoke with Empire Beats Show at 7:30 karaoke at 8:45 http://www.hillcountrybk.com/

May 24th Burlesque Idol

STAGE 72 158 West 72nd Street, New York, New York

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FREE Burlesque Class 6-63:0 pm

Doors 6:30pm, Show 7-9 pm

Celebrating five years in London’s West End, and a national tour of Australia this summer, Burlesque Idol is a high-energy and deliciously entertaining evening, jam packed with talent, humor and audience participation. The perfect night out for parties, friends, and lovers, you don’t want to miss the… “BEST OF BURLESQUE” (TNT MAGAZINE). http://www.burlesqueidol.com/  

June 6, 7, 8 & 12, 13, 14 “Romeo and Juliet”

Falconworks_Romeov4_cast_mailer Please join us in Red Hook when we’ll set Shakespeare’s tragic tale of “death-marked” love in a world of social upheaval and rebellion ripped from international headlines. Falconworks Artists Group’s Romeo and Juliet will feature Red Hook youth, community members, and a support network of theater artists in a production that explores the notion of “two houses, both alike in dignity” whose “ancient grudge” leads to tragic loss. Featuring: Korede Amole, Camille Atkinson, Stephanie Batchelder, Matt Behan, Joseph Caintic, Becky Chong, Elizabeth Claflin, Christian Fletcher, Margot Fletcher, Reg Flowers, Lucas Fontoura, Suzannah Herschkowitz, Olivia Hockenberry, Vanduncan Johnson-Phillips, Ciarán MacArtain, Dontae McCoy, Gloria Sarah “sinew” McWilliams, Jomack Miranda, Michael Moriah, Adam Raickovich, Pauline Pechin, Max Pettit, Amber Rhabb, David Siciliano, Rebecca Stabile, Tania Villanueva, Michelle Wagstaffe and Konstantina Yaneva.

6/6, 6/7, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14 @ 8pm 6/8, 6/14, 6/15 @ 3pm

Tickets $25: www.RandJ.eventbrite.com

Info: 718-395-3218 202 Coffey Street (across from Valentino Pier) Red Hook, Brooklyn

Sponsored by Est4te Four This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

We Need Your Support! Your tax deductible donation will help us improve quality of life in Red Hook by fostering a diverse and convivial community. If you prefer, you may send you donation by check to: Falconworks Artists Group, P. O. Box 310283, Brooklyn, NY 11231-0283.

Falconworks.

June 19th

The Juke Joint Revue

Door 7:45 Show at 8

Only $10!! plus drinks!

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If it’s the third Thursday of the month, then it must be time for the Juke Joint Revue! Join us at The Parkside lounge for our RockNSoul Burlesque Showcase. This JUNETEENTH we bid a fabulous farewell to Pam Demonium as she heads for Tasmania to be with her new husband in the Land Down Unda. Grandma Fun and Laura Jean Dumond along with Empire Beats and of course Me–the hostess in the tight dress! FREE cheddar jalapeno cornbreads, High Falutin Shoes Show, Raffle, Go-go and MORE!

In Like a Lion

In Like A Lion

I don’t know about you but this March has taken me completely off guard! The depths of winter are nearly behind us folks, so that means it’s time to shake off the winter blues and get your spring groove on!

Empire Beats has picked up a swinging new weekly gig on Wednesdays doing Live Band karaoke at Hill Country BBQ Market in Brooklyn on Adams St. So far it’s been a blast and Eric and the staff at the Brooklyn location have welcomed us very warmly into their BBQ family! So come out and join us. There are more Juke Joint Revues as we head into early spring including a farewell show for Pam Demonium and rumor has it our 2nd anniversary party—which I like to think of as the Juke Joint Revue ‘Biennial’.

Going back to my acting roots, I’ll be playing the Nurse in Falconworks’ production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ the first 2 weekends in June, over by Red Hook. The production is sure to be one of a kind and extremely memorable. So far the rehearsals have been wonderful and I’m really happy to be working with director Reg Flowers. His take on opening up the meaning of the play to the community around us is deeply inclusive and refreshing. The kids I’m working with are Gung-Ho and genuinely motivated; in other words: we’re making beautiful art.

There is of course more burlesque with Calamity Chang and Francesca Hoffman in the works and I’m joining Drae Campbell for TELL 2: Summer. The original TELL was in HuffPo! (scroll down for more)

If you haven’t had a chance to grab a copy of the April/May issue of Curve Magazine, there’s a lovely one-page interview with me and a stunning photo by my official photographer Ben Lazar. I love any picture of me stamped with the motif “This is What a Lesbian Looks Like” so I’m just thrilled by this! Femme visibility! Woo! Empire Beats and the Juke Joint Revue were also featured in TONY as a Critic’s Pick–hey how ‘bout that? Apparently we’ve got “Wow factor”. Come an’getcher cornbreads!

I hope to see you out sometime soon, hibernating is for the bears! (Not that there’s anything wrong with Bears…)

 

LOVE! LOVE!

Camille

 

Every Wednesday Night

Rock’n’Twang Karaoke in the Soul Kitchen

7-10pm

Hill Country BBQ Market Brooklyn

345 Adams Street.

Near A, C, F to Jay St. Metrotech

2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall

And every bus in Brooklyn goes there, honestly.

FREE (but you’ll want to eat some brisket, trust. Also tips for their glowing staff!)

We’re starting a new karaoke scene in Brooklyn so centrally located you Can spend all your money on tips and drinks and still get home safe because the trains are right there! Join Empire Beats upstairs on the second floor for your moment in the spotlight singing with a Live Band! Our karaoke book has Country Classics, Americana favorites, Jazz, Blues, Soul and a fair amount of Pop. Wait? What? Yep, we’re here to have fun and you should join us! Come and get a free shot of liquid courage (whiskey) for your first tune and then let it all hang out. I’ll be your emcee and backup singer as needed.

http://www.hillcountrybk.com/

 

March 20th, 2014

Juke Joint Revue

The Parkside Lounge on Houston Street at Attorney

Doors at 7:45, Show at 8pm

Admission $10

2 drink minimum—new awesome bar maven Callista!

F to Delancey or 2nd Ave

 

It’s Mark’s Birthday! Let’s sing Happy Birthday like Black people AND White People! In perfect harmony!

Empire Beats live burlesque extravangazzzna features an unbelievable cast with Tiger Bay and Coco Masala in the front of house and Dottie Dynamo, Mary Cyn and BFD Perle Noire as our featured acts! Rocking you with Soul and Blues and filling you with cheddar jalapeno cornbreads. Come sit in my own version of the French Quarter and let the South come over you like a summer heat wave. Originals, covers, comedy, booze and BOOBS! Not to be missed and can’t be beat.

http://www.empirebeatsnyc.com/

 

March 21st

April 18th

May 2nd

Room 69 at Hotel Chantelle

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92 Ludlow

9:30 pm

FREE

J, F to Delancey

I’ll be your singing, posing hostess in the tight dress yet again! Produced by the Yellow Rose of Texas and Asian Sexation, Calamity Chang presents her weekly Friday show, Hotel Chantelle. An elegant exhibition of the finest dancers in the New York burly scene, Hotel Chantelle features a floor show to get you all fluffed for the weekend. Resident performers include the Riveting Rosie Cheeks, the Epic Mr. Gorgeous and the Grande Dame of Neo-Burlesque: Aurora Black. Always free, tips greatly appreciated!

Hotel Chantelle is wheelchair accessible.

 

March 23rd, 2014

TELL 2: Summer

TELL 2

Bureau of General Services—Queer Division

FREE 7pm (we’re passing a hat)

83A Hester St.

F to East Broadway

B, D to Grand St.

J, M to Essex St.

Hosted by the Dandy Drae Campbell, TELL is an evening of storytelling from the mouths and minds of queers at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division. Summer is the theme of the second installment of TELL.

Featuring special guests:

Camille Atkinson
Susana Cook
Katrina del Mar
Marcus Hicks

The Bureau is not wheelchair accessible–up one flight of stairs. The Bureau has a gender-neutral bathroom.
http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5f425f899178677d2f2ca06ac&id=004cfde23c&e=6a7f40ac84

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/26/tell-drae-campbell_n_4858997.html

 

March 29, 2014

Les Chanteuses

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BrandedSaloon

603 Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Show at 8:00PM, $8

STARRING:

Wae Messed
Miss Southern Comfort
Kim Brulee

ChristinaNoel

Musical Stylings by Nico Dahl & Francesca

Please join us for the third installment of Les Chanteuses, a burlesque and variety show featuring the voices of the ladies behind the allure. Emceed by the incredible Camille Atkinson. Produced by Francesca Hoffman and Kim Bechtold.
http://www.brandedsaloon.com/p/calendar.html

 

April 3rd

Empire Beats at Hill Country BBQ Market Brooklyn

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8pm

345 Adams Street.

Near A, C, F to Jay St. Metrotech

2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall

And every bus in Brooklyn goes there, nearly.

 

It’s just us! My true loves and I at the same location where we do the Wednesday night karaoke! Come relax and let us serenade you over some BBQ. I promise you’ll be so happy you’ll laugh and weep with joy!

 

April 17th

Juke Joint Revue

(see above for address, cover and trains)

Empire Beats backs the beauties Coco Masala, Tiger Bay and the sweet brown Bianca Dagga with kittening by Lillian Bustle! Free cornbreads kids!

 

‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Will Shakespeare

A Production of Falconworks

Thursday, June 6th Opening night and benefit 6-10pm

Friday, June 7th at 6-10pm

Sunday, June 8th (matinee) 1-5pm

June 12, 13, 14th 6-10pm (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)

Saturday, June 14th (matinee) 1-5pm

Sunday, June 15th (matinee) 1-5pm (sans moi, understudy)

Location TBA Red Hook

Not the Oxford museum piece we all studied in school, oh no…this production explores love, power, and dignity set not so far away in a galaxy quite nearby. Olivia Hockenberry and Adam Raickovich lead an ensemble cast of extraordinary players in a tested story of thwarted passion and heavy street shade.

June 19th

Juke Joint Revue

(see above for deets)

A farewell to Pam Demonium as she heads to Tasmania. No really, she married an Aussie and it had better turn into a sit-com… Join Laura Jean Dumond, Grandma Fun and the entire Empire Beats family as we send her off to some godforsaken country were Christmas is beach weather. We’ll say fare well but never goodbye.

Happy New You, Boo!

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Happy New You, Boo!

I want to thank everyone who came to the New Year’s Eve with the Juke Joint Revue Krewe at the Parkside Lounge! We had a blast, the show sold out, Mark Bokvist’s gumbo was delicious, great success and happiness were enjoyed by all. It was a very prodigious start to a busy year!

 

Let’s get this year’s festivities started off right this year with some burlesque, some music with the amazing Empire Beats and a whole lotta lame jokes…Thank you, I’ll be here all night…the Juke Joint Revue has moved to the third Thursday of the month and the line ups are looking delicious! Calamity Chang has invited me to host a good number of Room 69’s at Hotel Chantelle and I’ll be sporting a vinyl nun’s habit at Pam Demonium’s Heart Shaped Boxes—a Nirvana tribute show!

 

Thursday, January 23rd 8:00 pm
The Juke Joint Revue
Parkside Lounge Still Only TEN BUCKS!
317 Houston at Attorney LES

F to Delancey or 2nd Ave or B, D, M, 6 to Broadway/Lafayette

***NOW ONCE MONTHLY ON THIRD THURSDAYS BUTCEPT THIS ONE!***

Evergreen Spring 2014

The raucous and rowdy Juke Joint Revue is back and revved up for the New You, Boo! Empire Beats is working up lotsa love songs for the New Year. Tonight’s show is Olde Home Week as we bid farewell, but never goodbye, to Coco te Amo. She was the Juke Joint’s first dancer and she will be heading to Savannah all too soon. So of course she will reprise her beautiful “Midnight Train to Georgia” act and we will all cry. Also joining us will be her “Heaux and Hauswives” momma, Grandma Fun and my sweet, sweet Beelzebabe Siren of Sodom regaling us with a routine to Empire Beat’s original tune “Spoiled”. Featuring kittening by Carriage Return, who will dance in February. Along with our beauteous Good Time Gal will be audience favorite, Fancy Feast and womanning the door the adorable Pam Demonium.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/661523957224128/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Saturday, January 25th, 8pm
Les Chantueses A Vocal and Burlesque Variety Show
Branded Saloon @ 603 Vanderbilt Avenue
$8 entry

With performances by:
Betsy Propane
LauraLee
Kim Brulee
ChristinaNoel

Including musical stylings by Nico Dahl & Francesca and hosted by yours truly. If you’re in Brooklyn come on out, they have frito-pie…jussayin’….

Produced by Francesca Hoffman and Kim Bechtold

https://www.facebook.com/events/705425722823769
http://www.brandedsaloon.com/

 

Saturday, February 1st

PRIME Aqueerius!

PRIME is at JACK in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

$6 before 11pm/$9 after
$5 if you were born under the sign of Aquarius!
C train to Clinton/Washington

JACK is located on Waverly between Fulton and Atlantic.

JACK and its bathrooms are wheelchair accessible and all gender! There’s a cash bar, cheap drinks, including Prime’s own Prosecco drink the “tender gender”

‘You are the culture, you are the party and I love you for it! See you there!Bring friends and mingle, it’s 2014’—the dandy promoter Drae Campbell

For more info on PRIME, check this out!

http://hotfemmeinthecity.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/interview-with-drae-campbell-of-prime-the-queer-party-for-grown-folks/

https://www.facebook.com/events/232907023558702/

 

Wednesday, February 5th

Heart-Shaped Boxes: Nirvana Burlesque!
Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston
Doors open at 7:45 p.m. show at 8:00 p.m. sharp!
Admission: 1 for $10, 2 for $15
plus minimum two drink purchase

Wednesday Feb. 5th at the Parkside!

Wednesday Feb. 5th at the Parkside!

The New York School of Burlesque’s Driver’s Seat Program and Pam Demonium present Heart-Shaped Boxes: Nirvana Burlesque! Come watch six of the New York City Burlesque scene’s most riveting stars pay homage to the music of their youth and a band that changed the course of music forever! Hosted by moi as Courtney Love (read slash of lipstick and upside down blonde wig) and starring:

Pam Demonium
Lily Faye
Fan Cy Feast

Dick Jones

Lefty Lucy

Marinara Stardust

With a special appearance by The Nevermind Orchestra!!!

The sexy Lynnsanity will be serving as our Stage Kitten/Pick Up Artist for the evening and Laura Jean DuMond will be taking none of your guff at the door.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1406776639568710/

 

Thursday, February 6th

Empire Beats plays the Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
2, 3 to 135th St.
A, B, C to 135th St.
Harlem

With a drink on the menu called the Muslim Jew, the Shrine is a one of a kind venue rife with character and dedicated to good music. I’ve been wanting to play there with this outfit for a while. Empire Beats sans dancers, all music.

http://shrinenyc.com/

 

Sunday February 9th
Second Annual Brooklyn Nightlife Awards
Radio Bushwick,
22 Wyckoff Ave
9-11pm

L to Jefferson Station

BNA

Celebrating all that is scene and unclean in Brooklyn Nightlife, put together by the one and only Merrie Cherrie of Metropolitan’s famed DRAGnet. Featuring Goldie Peacock, Drae Campbell, Haus of Sweat, Charlie Sheena, Darlinda Just Darlinda and Scary Ben, Hamm Sammich, Mocha Lite , Thorgy Thor, DJ Jay Four World and oh so many more….

VOTE for your favorite nightlife personalities here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3JGS875
https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynNightlifeAwards
http://www.papermag.com/2013/01/drag_queen_merrie_cherry_on_th.php
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323375204578270094119846134.html
http://www.nextmagazine.com/content/brick-house-next-magazine-among-winners-first-ever-brooklyn-nightlife-awards
http://brokelyn.com/the-brooklyn-nightlife-awards-a-party-for-your-parties/

Join the groupies for the Meat Coma Tour!!

 

Friday, February 14th
Empire Beats at Hill Country BBQ Market
345 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-855-460
Hill Country Barbecue Market
10pm FREE

A, C, F, Jay St. Borough Hall
2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall Station
G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
B, Q to Dekalb Ave. Station

Yes! There’s a Hill Country in Brooklyn now! On St. Valentine’s Day Empire Beats chows down on brisket and then swings riveting soul all night for your meat-loving, hot sauce eating pleasure. The juiciest Texas style brisket, bbq, ribs, fall off the bone chicken, sausage, and OH I haven’t even mentioned the sides…the slaw, cucumber salad and lawd hep us the greeeeeens. Get your hands off my greens! Admission=FREE but you’d be Crazay not to get some of this food!

http://www.hillcountrybk.com/locations

Saturday, February 15th
Empire Beats at Hill Country Part Deux
30 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010

Brisket last night in Brooklyn, brisket tonight in Manhattan! Join us for the whole BBQ coma tour! I warned you that the food was amazing. Warned you!

http://music.hillcountryny.com/

 

Thursday February 20th

Juke Joint Revue at the Parkside Lounge

Carriage Return, Poppy Tart and Lina Tantalette with kitten Bianca Dagga and good time gal Corvette LeFace! Wear you Hifalutin Shoes and get you some cornbread!

 

Friday February 21st
Empire Beats can’t get enough BBQ!
Dinosaur BBQ
604 Union St. Brooklyn, NY 11215
347-429-7030

I told you it was tour of BBQ joints…at least it’s gluten free?…I guess…(I don’t know a flea about gluten free…) I’ve passed this place a few times and I’m anxious to try it out! Come with! At least I know the tunes will be kickin!

http://dinosaurbarbque.com/

 

Fridays, January 10th, February 28, March 28
Room 69
92 Ludlow Street
Hotel Chantelle

F,J,M to Delancey

B or D to Grand St. Station

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The crème de la crème du burlesque dances for you in this sweet speakeasy style haunt. Join Asian Sexation Calamity Chang’s revolving cast of eleganza and mystique. The lighting is low, the staff is filled with darlings and the champagne and oysters are divine. Every Friday, are performances by Room 69’s resident dancers Aurora Black, Rosie Cheeks and Mr. Gorgeous. The show is always FREE but tipping is a fantastic idea! Wink wink. Nudge NUDGE.

 

Thursday, March 13
Empire Beats plays Harlem
Silvana
300 West 116th St.
(between Manhattan Ave & 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10026
646-692-4935
10 pm

B or C to 116th St. Station
2 or 3 to 116th St. Station
A or D to 125th St. Station

silvana in harlem

This Middle Eastern hot-spot on Harlem’s restaurant row is getting rave reviews. The much anticipated venue offers African and Israeli food in African décor, along with live R&B and Soul artists. Empire Beats plays a set in the snazzy new café. I’m taking the White Boys uptown!

http://harlemcondolife.com/2013/06/30/silvana-in-harlem/#.Ut3NfNIo7GI

Hope to see you out!

Thank you,

Camille

New Year’s Eve with the Juke Joint Revue Krewe

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New Year’s Eve with the Juke Joint Revue Krewe

WOW, what a long and eventful year! There’s been a lot of good and a lot of struggle in 2013 – no lie – we’re real thankful for it all and we want to celebrate its finish and ring in the beginning of 2014 with YOU!

Please join us at the luxurious Parkside Lounge as we do NEW YEAR’S EVE up in HiFalutin Style with a full night of RHYTHM & BLUES, BOOBS, FOOD, and BOOZE — it’s an all night JUKE JOINT REVUE !

DOORS: 7:00
getcha table on the catwalk & runway !

OPEN BAR: 8:00 – 1:00
FIVE HOURS of TOP SHELF BEVERAGES
included with admission !

HOT FOOD: 9:00 – 11:00
bandleader, drummer, and professional chef Mark Boquist shares a spread that includes his down-home CHICKEN GUMBO, HOPPIN’ JOHN, MAC & CHEESE, SMOKIN GREENS, CHIPS & DIPS
Miss Camille Atkinson serves up her famous JALEPENO CHEDDAR CORNBREAD !

The JUKE JOINT REVUE: 10:00 – 2:00
you’ve never seen a show like this before and it’s not likely you’ll see anything like this again
TONIGHT’S featured performers:

>< GENIE ADAGIO >< STOCKHOLM FILLY >< JOHNNY PANIC ><

Good Time Girl

Fancy Feast!

and Stage Kitten
LAVINIA DRAPER !
plus
> > > > SPECIAL GUESTS < < < <
and
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ The HiFALUTIN SHOE SHOW ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
and of course
The RAFFLE for HIGH QUALITY SWAG BAGS of WONDER

CHAMPAGNE TOAST: 11:59
(((( make-out party ))))

The first burlesque of the year by BRONZE BETTINA!!!!

ALL NIGHT GO-GO DANCING DEBAUCHERY 12:30 — ??
welcome 2014 with all kinds of naked glory !

DJ, FOOSBALL, BILLIARDS, PHOTO BOOTH and SKEE BALL
in the FRONT BAR !

FORMAL & MASQUERADE ATTIRE ENCOURAGED
but not required

ADVANCE: $75 (until December 21) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/523230
DOOR: $100

Lusty Lady de Winter

Yup, that’s Lusty Lady de Winter breathing down our necks all right… Soon, we’ll all be hunkering down for our first snow blast and wondering why we complained at all in the summer. On the other hand this is the perfect season for hustling to great spectacles with the wind at our backs, before the really bad weather hits. There are two Juke Joint Revues in November and two in December! I’ll be at Hotel Chantelle a few times, Beelzebabe’s Random Acts of Undress is back and something grand is on the breeze for New Year’s Eve…So stay tuned kids…

Nov 8th at 9:30pm
Room 69 at Hotel Chantelle
92 Ludlow Street below Delancey
F to Delancey
Asian Sexation Calamity Chang’s weekly showcase of glamour and elegance returns and I shall be your songstress and hostess! Go-Go Harder, Minnie Tonka, Rosie Cheeks, Lily Faye, Gigi Bonbon and I will finally get to work with the Legendary the ‘Luminous Pariah!! Hotel Chantelle is the perfect bar for this rousing floor show. Come early for cocktails!
Nov 9th at 9:35 till 3:30 am GPT
Prime at JACK
505 ½ Waverly in Clinton Hill between Fulton and Atlantic Ave.
C train to Clinton/Washington Aves.
Cover is $7 before midnight and $9 after. Prime is a party for queers over 30 and the people who love them.

Where my Queeple at?! I’ll be your sassy overdressed coat check maven at Prime Saturday night! Hosted by the hilarious **DANDY** Drae Campbell with music by DJ Noa D. Featuring burlesque and dance by the ‘performer, model and domme of fashion’, Foxy Squire! June-o-shots by the lovely and enchanting Mizz June and her muscle-bound cohort the always upbeat Jesse Aaron Bee!! JACK has bathrooms that are wheelchair accessible and all gender. As always, cash bar, cheap drinks and Prime’s own drink the “tender gender”. Oooh sounds tasty!

Come on out! I’m comin’ Out!
Nov 18th doors at 7:45 show at 8:00
Juke Joint Revue #31 at the Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St.
B, D, F, M or 6 to Broadway/Lafayette
F to 2nd Ave. or F to Delancey
Sexual Hot Chocolate Extravangannnnza!
Yes, baby it’s chilly and I want to keep you warm with some hot chocolate and a little whipped crème. JanTina Parker twerks her Tina side, Bonita Boogie makes us Think and Genie Adagio, GENIE ADAGIO for heavenssake!  Our Good Time Girl will be the alluring Laura Jean Dumond and the whipped crème kittening provided by the Hot Octane energy of Betsy Propane. Cheddar jalapeño cornbread for the delicious part. I know there will be hot chocolate in the raffle bags… Come on down to Houston Street and l’aissez le bontemps roulez!
Nov 29th at 9:30 pm
Room 69 at Hotel Chantelle
92 Ludlow Street below Delancey
F to Delancey St.
Asian Sexation Calamity Chang’s weekly showcase of glamour and elegance returns and I shall be your songstress and hostess! Line up TBA
Nov 30th 7:30 till 10:30
Random Acts of Undress at R-Bar
218 Bowery
B, D, F, M or 6 to Broadway/Lafayette
F to 2nd Ave. or F to Delancey St.
Doors at 7:30, show at 8pm $10 Admission.
Burlesque. Improv. Game Show! Beelzebabe Siren of Sodom presents the burlesque game show where anything can happen and anything does. Featuring 6 performers chosen in random order, to a randomly chosen song, with one randomly chosen prop. A night of sexy, fun, improvisational routines you don’t want to miss! You spin me right round, baby!
6 performers. 6 Songs. 6 Props. 216 possibilities. Mwah Hah hah!
Performers include: Beelzebabe, Bunny Buxom, Plucky Charms, Tiny D, Stockholm Filly and Zoe Ziegfeld!
And just because:

Autumnal Affairs

First, I want to say thank you to everyone who enjoyed “The End Times Cabaret: The Great Crash” and the fabulously fun Juke Joint Revues at The Parkside Lounge this September. Thank you, I hope you had as good a time as I did! Francesca Hoffman and I are teaming up for another show–this time in Brooklyn!

 

It seems wind has changed direction and Mary Poppins is off to the outer regions again, kids. Fear not!–we can get together over some cozy RockRollNSoul and groove into the end of Fall like a leaf on the air. There is so much new music coming up from me and the band, a delicious bbq gig with my band Empire Beats at Hill Country BBQ Market and a Halloween Show to knock your costumes off for Theater for the New City’s 33rd Annual Halloween party!

Here is what’s to come…..

October 21st
Juke Joint Revue
Doors at 7:45 Show at 8pm The Parkside Lounge, 317 Houston @ Attorney on the LES
Join us for another classically bawdy installment of the celebrated Juke Joint Revue at the atmospheric Parkside Lounge. Empire Beats plays slammin soul and raunchy rock fronted by The Notorious Sapphic Songtress, myself. Breathless go-go routines and beautiful bump and grind provided by: Pam Demonium who premiers an act to the new controversial, original “White Boys”, Dick Jones explores the Hot Mess that is “Mary Lou” and our headliner Lily Faye the Bronx Bombshell does a seasonal medley of Artie Shaw’s “Nightmare” and “In the Pines”. Featuring Kittening and Go-Go by Fancy Feast with Juke Joint Poster Girl, Raffle Maven and Good Time Girl: Minx Arcana. Door as always by Plucky Charms. Come early for delicious Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread! Come Earlier for The Parkside Lounge’s Annual Chili-Cook-Off in honor of Sarah’s Birthday! Chili! Yum! Raffle includes burlesque accessories hand made by Plucky Charms of Plucky’s Charms and of course Hot Sauce! Admission still only 10 dollars!
https://www.facebook.com/events/167814176753324/

October 24th
Les Chanteuses 8:30-9:30PM at the Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights
Popping our Cherries! The very first installment of Les Chanteuses. Host: moi, Camille Atkinson! Featured vocalists Kim Brulee, and burly by Miss Cherry Delight, Charles Stunning, and Cherry la Voix! All singing burlesque performances, all night long! Can Prospect Heights handle the Heat? Let’s all warm up and sing! Bring singles! Lots of go-go dancing action to keep you warm. Admission for this event $7.

https://www.facebook.com/events/530484210372146

October 25th
Hill Country BBQ
10pm at Hill Country BBQ Market, 30 W 26th St. New York, NY 10010
(212) 255-4544 Fri, October 25, 2013
Empire Beats chows down on brisket and then swings riveting soul all night for your meat-loving, hot sauce eating pleasure. The juiciest Texas style brisket, bbq, ribs, fall off the bone chicken, sausage, and OH I haven’t even mentioned the sides…the slaw, cucumber salad and lawd hep us the greeeeeens. Get your hands off my greens! Admission=FREE but you’d be Crazay not to get some of this food!
http://music.hillcountryny.com/event/370001-empire-beats-new-york

 

October 31st 

Theater for the New City’s 33rd Annual Halloween Party!

4pm Outside The theater (free) 8pm Inside ($20)

155 First Ave, East Village

Empire Beats will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City’s 33rd annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Thursday, October 31st at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season. At 4pm we will do a short set for the neighborhood outside the party and then at 8: Empire Beats distinctive blend of RockRollNSoul hits the stage with boylesque star Johnny Panic and a surprise performance by one of our favorite dancers…the suspense, the suspense…

The one-night fiesta takes over all four of TNC’s theater spaces, plus its lobby and the block of East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues. Customarily over 1,400 wildly-clad celebrants gather for dancing, dining, showing off costumes and viewing acts from the cutting-edge of Cabaret and Theater. Costume or formal wear is required. Big-Band Dance orchestras take over the large Johnson Theater.
http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/halloween.htm

November 2nd 8pm Bowery Electric
327 Bowery New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-0228 $8. http://www.theboweryelectric.com

Empire Beats does a straight show, no strippers. All Atkinson, All night. Alluring. Featuring all the new originals and some that you know by heart. Bowery Electric features great sound a mezzanine and two bars.

 

November 4th
Juke Joint Revue
Doors at 7:45 Show at 8pm, the Parkside Lounge 317 Houston, LES
A little bit of New Orleans in New York. Performances include the illustrious Fancy Feast to the Atkinson original “Spoiled”, Juke Joint Revue Flyergirl Minx Arcana returns to shine and Jo BOOBS puts on a feathery fanfare to-Blues in the Night. More to come, but just you wait! Admission still only $10
http://www.parksidelounge.net/parkside09.swf

And as evra:

https://www.facebook.com/JukeJointRevue
http://www.empirebeatsnyc.com/

THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN’ — SEPTEMBER EDITION

I’m back on my feet and September is looking like the hot mess she is! I totally suggest you attend one of my upcoming performances, aiight?

September 2, 2013 Juke Joint Revue HOT SAUCE Night

 

Parkside Lounge 317 E Houston St  New York, NY 10002
(212) 673-6270 http://www.empirebeatsnyc.com/

Sapphic Songstress and Miss Lez 2013 Silver Prize winner hosts the show and fronts the band for another soulful, funky night of Empire Beats’ Juke Joint Burlesque and Soul Revue! Brooklyn Irons performs to “I Just Wanna Make Love to You” | Zoe Ziegfeld does “Pulchritude” | Moxie Sazerac sizzles as a hot sauce bottle to my song “Hot Sauce.” Cornbread and jalepeno cornbread provided free of charge. First person at the door with a bottle of Crystal hot sauce gets in free. Hot sauce taste test: Crystal or Tabasco?

 

September 16, 2013 Juke Joint Revue Birthday Extravaganza

 

Parkside Lounge 317 E Houston St  New York, NY 10002
(212) 673-6270 http://www.empirebeatsnyc.com/

Camille and the band celebrate some special birthdays through interpretive song and dance, Empire Beats Burlesque-style! Birthdays by Plucky, Kita St. Cyr and the Miss Lez 2013 Silver Prize Winna herselfs. Coco te Amo kills “Midnight train to Georgia”, Kit does “Lies” by the Black Keyes, and Falana Fox does Ike and Tina’s “Sexy Ida.”

 

 

Septembr 19th and 22nd  End Time Cabaret: The Great Crash

 

The Slipper Room 167 Orchard Street, New York, New York 10002

“The Great Crash” showcases live music from the End Times Brass Band with jazz, swing and blues styled arrangements from songwriter Phil Andrews of Apocalypse Five & Dime & Gay Panic, featuring incredible live vocals (including mine) and awe-inspiring aerial, dance & burlesque performances. More on performers and ticket purchasing:

https://www.facebook.com/events/209194565908968

 

 

I Walk! I Sing! I Even Dance!

After breaking my foot in four places I am back on my feet, shaking my ass, and singing my heart out over the next two weeks! Check me out, all mobile and shit!

TONIGHT: Saturday 8/18 9:30pm PRIME: The Queer Party for Grown Folks

DJ ANGEL BOI spins: https://soundcloud.com/djangelboi PRIME’s Miss LEZ contestant Camille Atkinson performs: http://camillebatkinson.com Hosted by ole Dandy Drae Campbell. Do not miss this gender-queer fundraiser–TONIGHT

MORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/453928808038524

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Tomorrow: Sunday 8/17 8pm Murray Hill’s Miss Lez Pageant 

Murray “Mr. Showbiz” Hill presents his annual, legendary Miss Lez Pageant. Six carefully-chosen gender-fluid lesbians will compete for the crown, $100, and a Hitachi Magic Wand. Enjoy the Swimsuit, Platform, Evening Gown, Interview and Talent competitions! With performances by Goldie Peacock, Zebra Baby, and Sophia Urista, DJ action by Lauren Flax, and featuring celebrity judges Michael Musto, JD Samson, Glenn Marla, Jincey Limpkin, Merrie Cherry, and Yetta Kurland.

 

CONTESTANTS:

MISS HOT RABBIT // ANGELICA RODRIGUEZ
MISS REBEL CUPCAKE // FANCY FEAST
MISS HEY QUEEN // BRYN KELLY
MISS SPINCYCLE // MOLLY DYKEMAN
MISS PRIME // CAMILLE ATKINSON
MISS WILDCARD // DIO GANHDIH

TICKETS: http://bk.knittingfactory.com/

It’s a Time Out Critic’s Pick:

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/gay-lesbian/murray-hills-annual-miss-lez-pageant

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August 23rd, 9:30 Room 69 at Hotel Chantelle 92 Ludlow St New York 10022

Calamity Chang the Asian Sexation presents this Friday-night parade of pulchritude at Hotel Chantelle’s elegant street-level bar. A Bevy of Burlesque Beauties will perform for your pleasure and Sapphic Songstress Camille Atkinson is the host the tonight.

92 Ludlow St New York 10022 http://www.calamitychang.com/#!shows/c66t

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The Juke Joint Burlesque & Soul Review featuring Camille Atkinson

Aug 19 | Sept 2 | Sept 16

1st & 3rd Mondays Parkside Lounge 7:30 PM

317 E Houston St Manhattan New York | $10.00

 

Camille and the boys continue to bring you steaming funk, torturously beautiful soul, and smoking hot burlesque. The August 19th performance will include free fresh cornbread made by the Sapphic Songstress herself! Upcoming Juke Joints to include performances from these stellar stars and many others: Corvette LeFace, Zoe Ziefeld, Moxie Sazerac, Kita St Cyr, Plucky Charms, Bianca Dagga, and Genie Adagio! https://www.facebook.com/JukeJointRevue

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http://www.empirebeatsnyc.com     http://camillebatkinson.com

Here Comes Summer!

It’s summer time and the living is anything but easy, however the weather is gorgeous and I’m celebrating with Song!

1st Anniversary of the Juke Joint Revue!

May 27th Girls and Gumbo 5-9pm

Parkside Lounge  317 E Houston St, NYC

Notorious Sapphic Songstress Camille Atkinson presents Memorialize This! Happy hour starts at five with Mint Juleps, Southern Comfort & Lime, Gumbo & Hot Sauce, Dirty Rice&Beans and of course, Jalepeno Cornbread, followed by go go and burlesque performed to live Rock, Roll, and Soul. Empire Beats featuring Camille Atkinson will help you get your ya-ya’s out this holiday weekend. Performers include Wae Messed, Plucky Charms, Genie Adagio, Miss Poison Ivory, and the infamous Stonewall Inn favorite, Lavinia Draper! Ten bux.

RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/376274859157349/

TIX http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/280269?utm_medium=amp&utm_source=tw1&wrKey=993C174B02C0EBC9AF5E6B6DC8386F16

 AND THEN…

Random Acts of Undress!

Burlesque. Improv. Game Show

June 4 7-9pm $7

Parkside Lounge  317 E Houston St New York, NY

Beelzebabe, The Siren of Sodom in conjunction with The NYSB Driver’s Seat Program is proud to present:  Six Performers, Six Songs, Six Props. 216 possible outcomes ! A spin of the wheel seals the deal. Performer, song and prop to be chosen at random on stage by a spin of the Wheel of Fortune, or perhaps….. MISFORTUNE ! Come see some of NYC’s finest performers in all their spontaneous, random, unrehearsed glory ! Who will get the weirdest prop ? Who will get a song they hate ? Who will have to go FIRST ? Starring: Beelzebabe, Cheeky Lane, Delysia LaChatte, Dottie Dynamo, Miss Poison Ivory, and Üla Überbusen. Hosted by Camille Atkinson with Stage Kitten Plucky Charms and Celia Foxglove at the door!
https://www.facebook.com/events/476994789047113/?fref=ts

 AND THEN…

June 5th @ Gov’s in Byfield, MA, 8pm

Yes—my childhood dreams come true—I’m singing back up for a ‘60s girl group! I AM A SHAYLETTE!

Shayla Edmonds’ band consists of New York’s finest musicians on keyboard, bass, drums and sax. Two back-up girls (The Shaylettes) join the R & B band providing amazing harmonies fulfilling the soulful sound of the 60′s to contemporary music. Shayla began as a songwriter, co-writing a song for Betty Wright (of Clean-Up Woman fame), soloed with Lionel Hampton, sang back up for Fred Schneider (of B-52′s) opened in Paris for Sydney Youngblood, and toured with a Marvelettes group singing lead and background. If you’re in Boston or feel like a road trip

http://profiles.sonicbids.com/events/index/shaylaedmonds/3507789

AND THEN…

Julia and Kendra Bare All & Empire Beats’ Juke Joint Burlesque and Soul Revue

 

June 11 at Bowery Electric 7:30PM

327 Bowery  New York, NY 10003 (212) 228-0228 $8

Julia Haltigan and Kendra Morris play acoustic sets, followed by Empire Beats and the Juke Joint Revue. Hot Chocolate in The Summer Time features burlesque numbers with Sake, SoCo, Essence, and expert stage kittening by Laura Jean! Come for the rock and the soul—stay for the drinks and the girls!

http://www.theboweryelectric.com/empire-beats-juke-joint-revue-anniversarykendra-julia-bare-allkendra-morris-julia-haltigan-acoustic/

 AND THEN!!!

Empire Beats’ Juke Joint Revue

June 17

Parkside Lounge 317 E Houston St NYC | 8-10—$10

There’s a vague Father’s Day theme to this event, which is particularly amusing as I found out my father is dead between planning it and today! Burlesque fabulousness provided by Vada James, Tiny Dee, Dangr Doll, Maia Moon, Bronze Bettina, Apathy Angel, and Plucky Charms! The boys in the band are looking good and ready to play their hearts out for you!

AND THEN!

June 25th in New York City!

Park Ave Atrium–51st & Park Ave, Free.

Shayla & The Shaylettes featuring classic Motown and R&B. A show not to be missed,

http://profiles.sonicbids.com/events/index/shaylaedmonds/3507795

 AND FINALLY!

Hill Country BBQ July 5th Extravaganza!

30 W 26th St New York, NY 10010 212.255.4544

No cover. Our PG-13 show! Bring the whole family! Eat and drink, just eat, just drink, either way, be sure to get seated downstairs where you can see the band!

http://music.hillcountryny.com/event/238481-empire-beats-new-york

Like Shayla: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shayla-Edmonds-Entertainer/236982626378758

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