It’s May! It’s May! The lusty month of May!

May is in full bloom! Her daffodils and lilacs beam with the warmth of summer to come. As you might expect from the lateness of this update, things have been rather busy, my way.

I was lucky to do some behind the scenes work on “Truffles!” (music by Jenni Lark, direction by Sonia Carrion) as assistant director, box office and on costumes, as well as my featured part in the show. I love that show, I’m always entertained when we do it. There truly is never a dull moment. We moved the show to the Metropolitan Room and will have new dates coming up, but currently our burgeoning dinner theater show is on hiatus. So, I’ll keep you posted when they go up!

truffles tony logo

May 1st I went all the way out to The Suffolk Theater to perform with the Adam the Real Man in a Coney Island Burlesque—a thrilling revue and variety show. There was hosting and illusions by Adam the Real Man, go-go and kittening by Zoe Ziegfeld, burlesque by myself, Cheeky Lane and Raquel Reed, and contortion/burlesque by Topher Bousque. It was an amazing show and I was so overjoyed to be in this gorgeous cast. We were reviewed on the front page by Vera Chinese, for the Northforker-Long Island here:

At the historic Suffolk Theater

Performing Summertime at the historic Suffolk Theater

May 3rd I was a contestant in the Shana Farr Cabaret Vocal Competition. I made it to the finalist round but missed winning the prize by that much.  I did have the good fortune of meeting some wonderful people and making beautiful music on the first warm—hot even—day at a street fair on the Upper West Side.

Shana is a lovely woman and an accomplished cabaret star. You should check her out.

At the moment, I am stage managing and costuming “Radiance: the Passion of Marie Curie”. The story of Marie Curie’s (Ewa Wojcik) struggle to isolate radium with her husband Pierre Curie (Gary Kovak). It details a love affair she had with a former student of her husband’s Paul Langevin (Chris Cook) and the scandal stirred up by his wife, Jeanne (Kristen Brody). I urge you to come see this play, which was written by Alan Alda. Direction and lights by Rebecca Kidwell of Swiftly Tilting Theater Project. It’s a stunning little gem, I know you’ll love it. “Radiance” runs May 8th, 9th and 10th at Joria Production on 47th Street in Manhattan. Also starring Tim Magidson (Tourbogie/Tornebladh), Alexandra Perlwitz (Marguerite), and Adam Deremer (Emile Zola)…

Ewa Wojcik as Madam Marie Sklodowdskiej-Curie in "Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie by Alan Alda"

Ewa Wojcik as Madam Marie Sklodowdskiej-Curie in “Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie by Alan Alda”

Go to to get your tickets and for show times.

Check out the facebook invite:

And finally, the trailer for “Vow of Silence“, a film I worked on last year by the immeasureable Be Steadwell of Fatback Films is up at youtube.

The film is screening all over the country so please check here for a screening near you! Be is an astounding and precise musician as well, don’t miss her if she’s in your neck of the woods.

The Brilliant Be Steadwell

The Brilliant Be Steadwell


Otherwise, I’ve been writing new music, recording and rehearsing new material. I can’t wait to share this work when it’s ready.

I’ll be announcing a new run of shows soon as I get dates settled so stay tuned!



The Long Run

Baby if you’ve ever wondered… I went down the proverbial rabbit hole into the wonder that is TRUFFLES! Yes we’re entering our third month in our dinner theater murder mystery experience. My website has suffered outrageous neglect but the show must go on! Truffles! has extended dates through April so get ye to the box office and purchase a ticket or two! The show has no fourth wall and the audience is onstage nearly as often as the cast. I’m having a great time working on the show as stage manager, costumer and performing as well.

love the personalities

Music from Truffles! by Jenni Lark is available on iTunes here:

halloween with the crevulators

I’ll also be hitting the stage with Mike Cobb and the Crevulators for the sound we call Gumbo, cause it’s a delicious yummy meaty mixture. So come out and check the band.

Muchos besos, Camilla

Turkey Time is Upon Us Once More

Hey Folx,

Wanna get together for some music before the weather turns nasty and you have to deal with *shudder* Relatives? Me. Too. I’m doing a legit piece of theater in grand midtown through January. You should come see Truffles! because it’s dinner theater and you get a three course meal! Not to mention world class entertainment! There’s more burlesque in my schedule and I’ll be performing with Mike Cobb’s band the Crevulators in an act we’re calling GUMBO with me on vox!

Speaking of Gumbo. I’ve just started a little side business making gumbo in people’s homes. I’ll have a page up soon devoted exclusively to that shortly, but until then, come on out and getcher groove on.

awwwww yeah,

Running through January…

Truffles: A new dinner theater murder-mystery experience!

In Italy’s world-renowned restaurant, Ciacco’s, the wealthy Donati family are preparing to auction their treasured two-pound truffle and pull themselves out of financial crisis. However, festivities abruptly grind to a halt when the truffle goes missing and the restaurant’s owner, Dante Donati, is found dead. Chef Bruno just wants his guests to have a good time. Carlo the waiter just wants to elope with the Donati’s daughter, Isabella. And the Donati’s just want to solve the mystery before someone else falls victim to murder….or at least before dessert. With this much money, food, and a truffle empire at stake……you will never guess WHO DONE IT!

For tickets go to:


Nov 16th

Nov 22nd 

Nov 30th


For November shows only use the discount code:  truffles15

For $15 tickets to the show this month.



Dec 7

Dec 11

Dec 18

Dec 28

Les Chanteuses

Saturday, Nov 15



Branded Saloon @ 603 Vanderbilt Avenue

7:30 doors/8pm show

$7 entry


Featuring performances by:

Bronze Bettina

Miss Southern Comfort 

Kim Brulee


Lady J

Laura Lee

Musical Stylings by Nico Dahl & Francesca

Emceed by Bronze Bettina

Artwork by Ashkon Davaran

“Les Chanteuses,” and features the voices of the ladies behind the allure. Francesca Hoffman will be taking the stage again to sing a few songs with Nico Dahl to get the night started. Please join us!


Nov 20th TBD–it’s going to be So Good!


Wednesday, Nov 26th

Stuff Yourself Silly

Get your polar bear, turkey loving *ss to the beach for some Stuff(in)!


Adam Realman is back with the original Coney Island variety show, Stuff Yourself Silly! Stuff Yourself Silly returns to the stage where it all began…on the night it all began…Thanksgiving Eve! Tickets are only $10!

This olde time vaudevillian romp is jam packed with thrills, chills, excitement and delightment! Adam welcomes an all female cast as he hosts New York’s most talented ladies at Coney Island USA’s Sideshows by the Seashore Theater.

Featuring: Agent Topchick, Camille Atkinson, Miss Vivian, Tanya Solomon

Hosted by Adam Realman

Tickets are $10 in advance (no extra service fees) or at the door.

Advance tickets at:

Freak Bar opens at 7:00, show at 8:00

Spend the Eve with Adam and his lady friends!

Thank you and good Falling into Wintering!


“Truffles” OPENING NIGHT 10/30! Yay, Spooky-times!

Truffles! A new dinner-theater murder mystery experience, opens this Thursday, October 30th in Midtown. It’s been a flurry of excitement, grinding into this script and cramming songs for our humble little musical. The cast is brilliant and the music is deftly crafted but also deeply groovy. A hilarious and self aware book by T. Adamson, music and lyrics by Jenni Lark, directed and conceived by the incredible Sonia Carrion (remember that name, trust). For more information about the show and tickets go to: 

Or get a deal, why not: 

sonia with truffles

 Hope to see you there!


New Music, New Movement, New Magic, New Moon, New Meaning

I’m so excited about October’s shows, I’m playing with Mike Cobb and The Crevaulators at the Way Station and I’m doing burlesque shows in Bushwick with Darlinda Just Darlinda and Scary Ben! Plus there another Bushwick Variety show at Good Bye Blue Monday. Come out to the world’s first suburb and toast my ever evolving ass!
Oct. 11– 9pm
The Way Station  
The Crevulators
683 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
$5 suggested donation
I’m sitting in with these fellas for a few tunes… Mike Cobb’s band The Crevulators. I’ve already decided I’m getting up to no good. And Oh yes there will be Zepplin.
Bushwick Evergreen
Oct 12–Bushwick Variety Show–Blues in the Buff/Hosting
Join us for a fun-filled night of music, burlesque and variety! Hosted by the Lovely Ms. Bronze BettinaCome and kick it up a notch, with plenty of time for bed :)

Sunday, Oct 12
9:00PM – 11:00PM
Recommended Donation: $7

Produced by KissedPR


I’m an Open mic poet, who performed at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, VIM and Women Empowering Women showcase. My poetry is a catalyst for self empowerment, healing and social change.

Tenille Ja’Nae a singer, songwriter, musician currently working on her first EP to be released in late 2014.Tenille Ja’Nae has rocked crowds from NYC to Canada, and The EP titled “I like girls, and I love Jesus” will be available for download later this year!!! What does Tenille Ja’Nae’s music sound like? Soulful! Sexy! Her sound expresses confidence, determination and an unapologetic R&B classic is always in the making when she takes the mic and begins to sing.

Cartoonist and performer MORGAN PIELLI (pronounced like the letters “P.L.E.”) is co-host of the storytelling show RELATIONSHiT. He will be guest hosting the Safe House storytelling open mic Wednesday the 24th at 7pm at the People’s Republic of Brooklyn. Find out more about Morgan at
His comic book series Indestructible Universe can be found in finer comic book shops, or online at

Oct 21–Bushwick Burlesque presents Queen’s Court: Do I Look Funny to You?!October 21, 2014 (Every first and third Tuesday)
at Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Doors at 8pm / Show at 9pm
Tickets Free (Suggested Donation $7- $20 sliding scale)

Pretty. Funny. Looking. The definition of the word “burlesque” is to ridicule, and the masterminds behind Bushwick Burlesque are setting their sights on the most ridiculous show yet. We’re after your funny bone, but frankly, any bone will do.

List of Players:
Darlinda Just Darlinda
Scary Ben
Dangrrr Doll
Johnny Porkpie
Betty Bloomerz (Miss Coney Island 2014)
Camille Atkinson
Iris Explosion
Gemma Stone
Zoe Ziegfeld

Our resident DJ, DJ Johnny Horrible, and special guest host, Miss Bushwick Burlesque 2014 Fancy Feast!

As always we offer superbly curated line-ups designed to highlight the fine line of where absurdist art meets entertainment, meant to confound, titillate, excite and bewilder, with hopes of blowing you (our loving audience) away. Come celebrate the ridiculous, risqué, rowdy and raunchy night of BOOBS!! BOOZE!! BALLS and MORE!!

(of course we welcome your suggested donation of $7-$20 to help us support live art, artists and theater, right here in our neighborhood!!)

November 15th–Les Chanteuses at Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights.
I’ll be hosting and doing my new signature act “Blues in the Buff” 
Produced by Francesca Hoffman
More details tba

Dog Days Indeed

Hello frens,


I hope you had a great Labor Day and are looking forward to the Fall! We  had a bit of an Autumn crisp a couple of weeks back but it looks like the Dog Days are upon us,now ya’ll!
I am no longer with Empire Beats so I am focusing on a solo career doing more burlesque interpretations of Blues songs and a Capella performances. I indulged in a much needed break to focus on reshaping my life around new artistic pursuits and a new day job.
For the time being, I’m performing under my stage name Bronze Bettina as I’m restructuring my act to feature more risqué elements. So if you missed seeing me get nekkid at New Year’s and if you’d like to come out and see the new act (and I hope you do!) I’ll be at:


Dollypalooza: An Epic Fan Tribute to Dolly Parton


September 5th
littlefield on 622 Degraw St. in Gowanus at 11pm
produced by Bevin “Queer Fat Femme” Brandlingham
Doors 11p, Show 11:45 * $12 early advance, $15 advance, $20 at the door
SAY MY NAME AT THE DOOR!!! (so I can compete for a trip to Dollywood!)
featuring performances by
The World Famous *BOB*
MILK (OMG yes that MILK from RuPaul’s Drag Race!)
Nath Ann Carrera
Merrie Cherrie
Chris (of Hur)
Drae Campbell
Foxie Squire
and so many more….


the raffle proceeds from this event will go to fund Dolly’s charity Imagination Library! I’ll be singing a couple Dolly heartbreakers, but the show is an all around tribute to all things Dolly! Come on by!

Bushwick Variety (formerly Va-VA-variety)

Bushwick Evergreen

Sunday, September 7 at  pm
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, 11221
produced by Foxie Squire
featuring performances by

Yue Yu
Rasa Vitalia
Dick Jones


I’ll be hosting and premiering my new Blues in the Buff act! Bushwick Variety is quickly becoming the chillest way to ease into Sunday night and set your Monday mindwheels humming. Burgers and fries available at people’s prices!

Rocky VI Tribute Show

Rocky IV Show Poster

September 9th at 9pm
The Parkside Lounge
produced by Rocky fan Scarlett Lace
featuring performances by
Ginger Twist
Dick Jones
Scarlett Lace
and Hosted by Scooter Pie!

I’ll be joining an homage to the legendary fists of fury movies that captivated a generation and forced us to have all the feels those training montages….doing a little James Brown number for the Apollo (Rest in Power) Creed section. Can’t wait!
May the wind be at your back,
Bronze Bettina aka Camille




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


Hill Country Barbecue Market LIVE, Brooklyn LIVE band karaoke with Empire Beats Show at 7:30 karaoke at 8:45

May 24th Burlesque Idol

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

burlesque idol nyc

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).  

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:

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.


June 19th

The Juke Joint Revue

Door 7:45 Show at 8

Only $10!! plus drinks!


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…)





Every Wednesday Night

Rock’n’Twang Karaoke in the Soul Kitchen


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.


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.


March 21st

April 18th

May 2nd

Room 69 at Hotel Chantelle


92 Ludlow

9:30 pm


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


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.


March 29, 2014

Les Chanteuses



603 Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Show at 8:00PM, $8


Wae Messed
Miss Southern Comfort
Kim Brulee


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.


April 3rd

Empire Beats at 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, 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!



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


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.


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

With performances by:
Betsy Propane
Kim Brulee

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


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!


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.


Thursday, February 6th

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

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.


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

L to Jefferson Station


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:

Join the groupies for the Meat Coma Tour!!


Friday, February 14th
Empire Beats at Hill Country BBQ Market
345 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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!

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!


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

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!


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


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
300 West 116th St.
(between Manhattan Ave & 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10026
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!

Hope to see you out!

Thank you,