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The Cat’s Meow with special guest Charlotte Treuse

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH at THE SECRET SOCIETY!

Come join us for the big debut of  our new monthly show: The Cat’s Meow!

Step back into time and into a Speakeasy where you can drink, dance and enjoy live variety entertainment & classic burlesque all to the live music of Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band!

To help us celebrate this debut we have the intoxicating flirt herself, Charlotte Treuse, returning to her hometown as our very special guest and headliner!

Other Performers to look forward to:

*She puts the pop-n-lock into the bump-n-grind, Miss Angelique DeVil

*Oregon’s First Lady of Burlesque, The Infamous Nina Nightshade

*The Sultry Siren of Distillery Row, Pink Lady DiAnn

*Beautiful & talented dancing girls, The Portland Rhythm Shakers!

Get your tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/923543-pink-lady-cats-meow-portland/

Show starts promptly at 9pm // $10 in advance/ $12 at the door // 21 and over

The Secret Society
116 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR 97212

 

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EVERY 3RD THURSDAY- The Portland Lindy Society Presents Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band

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On EVERY 3RD THURSDAY, The Portland Lindy Society presents Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band at The Secret Society!  

6-6:30pm Swing Lesson with Melissa Roanne
 
6:30-8:15pm Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band
 
All Ages until 8pm
$5 Happy Hour or $10 All Night Pass
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR 97212
www.secretsociety.net

 

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Swing Time Variety Show

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Tickets are available here: http://public.ticketbiscuit.com/AlbertaRoseTheatre/Ticketing/172163

SWING TIME VARIETY SHOW
an evening of dance, music, and comedy
with Variety Acts set to the music of Pink Lady and The John Bennett Jazz Band

Watch our Teaser Video Here: http://youtu.be/lIgKlnfTAHE

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Sunday, August 18th 2013

We invite you to join Portland’s Finest Variety Entertainers as they perform to the live soundtrack of Pink Lady and The John Bennett Jazz Band.

Thrill to the Vaudevillian virtuosity of:

VARIETY ACTS

Curtis Carlyle – World Class Juggler
Brittany Walsh – Hand Balancing Contortionist
Larry Peacock – Flyin’ Lindy Hopper
Rachael Ries – Rhythm Rouser
Noelle Reese – Syncopated Stepper
Sandria Dore’ – Burlesque Peeler
Russell Bruner – King of Swing & Burlesque

LIVE MUSIC BY

PINK LADY & THE JOHN BENNETT JAZZ BAND
John Bennett– Rag Time Piano
Pink Lady – Cabaret Chanteuse
Steve Boden – Archtop Guitar & Vocals
Wayne Travillion –Brass & Vocals
Will Amend – Double Bass
Joe Haegele – Drums

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211

8:00 Doors Open
9:00 Show Starts

$15 in Advance
$20 at the Door
$30 VIP (Comes with preferred seating & Champagne)

Underage Patrons allowed only when accompanied by a parent or guardian

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Swing Time Variety Show – Portland

Tickets available here:

http://public.ticketbiscuit.com/AlbertaRoseTheatre/Ticketing/157652

SWING TIME VARIETY SHOW
an evening of dance, music, and comedy
with Variety Acts set to the music of Pink Lady and The John Bennett Jazz Band

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Sunday, April 7th 2013

We invite you to join Portland’s Finest Variety Entertainers as they perform to the live soundtrack of Pink Lady and The John Bennett Jazz Band.

Thrill to the Vaudevillian virtuosity of:

VARIETY ACTS
Russell Bruner – Eccentric Gentleman
Curtis Carlyle – World Class Juggler
Brittany Walsh – Hand Balancing Contortionist
Sugar Kane – Modern Day Ginger Rogers
Edie En Garde – Burlesque Peeler
Rachael & Noelle – Bridgetown Belles
Neil E Dee – Sideshow Circus Entertainer
Paulina Munoz – Aerialista

LIVE MUSIC BY

PINK LADY AND THE JOHN BENNETT JAZZ BAND
John Bennett– Rag Time Piano
Pink Lady – Cabaret Chanteuse
Steve Boden – Archtop Guitar & Vocals
Wayne Travillion –Brass & Vocals
Will Amend – Double Bass
Joe Haegele – Drums

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
Special Appearance by
Portland Rhythm Shakers – All Lady Dance Group!

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211

5:00 Doors Open
6:00 Show Starts

$12 in Advance
$16 at the Door
$25 VIP (Comes with preferred seating & Champagne)

Underage Patrons allowed only when accompanied by a parent or guardian

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Swing For Pete

Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/WSFSM3
Details: Swing for Pete at The Secret Society

Tickets are $20 minimum donation and are available in advance at the link above. 100% of the proceeds from this show go directly to Pete and his family through the Jeremy Wilson Foundation. To make an added donation or for more information please click the link below:

http://thejwf.org/pete-krebs

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Swing Time Variety Show


Tickets on Sale Now
https://www.ticketbiscuit.com/AlbertaRoseTheatre/BuyTickets.aspx?EID=136372

7:30 Doors Open

8:00 Piano Parlor featuring Rag Time Piano Jockey John Bennett $2 At the Door

9:00 Underscore Orkestra – Live Variety Acts to Live Music $6 At the Door

10:00 Tom Waits Variety Show Tribute Highlights $7 At the Door

11:00 Late Night Burlesque Show $8 At the Door

$10 Will get you an All Day Pass to see all the shows you’d like!

Starring:

Professor Gall – One Man Band
Olive Delsol – Singing Accordionist of Eon Now
Steve Boden – Guitar & Vocals
Russell Bruner – All Around Entertainer
Sugar Kane – Modern Day Ginger Rogers
Pink Lady – Song Bird
Xander Almeida – Dapper Chap
Charlotte Treuse – Classy Stripper
Nina Nightshade – Hoochie Coochie Dancer
Nick O’Donnell – Banjo, Guitar and Vocals
Tommy Twimble – Hapless Tramp
Will Amend – Doghouse Bass
Jay Lieber – Shakespearean Barker
Sandria Dore’ – Strip Tease Artist
John Bennett – Rag Time Piano Jockey
Tana the Tattooed Lady – One Woman Arts District
Joe Haegele – Drummer
Karolina Lux – Belly Dancing Trumpeteer
Underscore Orkestra – Band of Gypsies

Show Schedule:

Piano Parlor with John Bennett Quartet feat. Steve Boden

Rag Time Tunes to open – Feat. John Bennett on Piano
Pink Lady – Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Vocalist Feature
Pink Lady & Russell – How About You? – Duet Song & Dance
Steve Boden – Nagasaki – Guitarist/ Vocalist Feaure
Karolina Lux – Sympathique – Song & Dance
Pink Lady – Pennies From Heaven – Umbrella Dance
Steve Boden – California – Guitarist/ Vocalist Feature
Tommy Twimble – Entertainer – Hapless Tramp
Russell Sugar Lindsay – Two Ladies – Trio Dance Act

Underscore Orkestra

Underscore Orkestra – Opening Song – Band Feature
Russell Bruner – I Found A New Baby – Gentleman Juggler
Susan Kane – Sweet Sue – Soft Shoe
Strangely – Devil with the Devil – Juggler
Underscore Orkestra Belly Dancer feature
Underscore Orkestra – Band Feature
Karolina Lux – Balancing Act – Belly Dance/ Burlesque
Russell & Susan – Swing Gitane – Partner Dance

Tom Waits Themed Variety Show

Professor Gall – Blow Wind Blow, Get Lost – Vocalist Feature
Raintown Rumblers – Innocent When You Dream – Audience Sing Along
Xander Almeida – Tango Til They’re Sore – Drunken Dance
Pink Lady – Please Call Me Baby – Vocalist Feature
Nick O’Donnell – Chocolate Jesus – Vocalist Feature
Charlotte Treuse – Going Out West – Burlesque
Nina Nightshade – Little Drop of Poison – Burlesque
Olive Delsol – Rain Dogs – Vocalist Feature

Late Night Burlesque Show

Russell & Sandria – Viper’s Drag – Duet Strip
Tana the Tattooed Lady – T’aint What You Do – Vocalist Feature
Tana the Tattooed Lady – Bei Meir Bist Du Schoen – Vocalist Feature
Charlotte Treuse – Black and Blue Rag – Burlesque
Pink Lady – Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams – Vocalist Feature
Pink Lady – I Wanna Be Bad – Vocalist Feature
Russell Bruner – That’s a Plenty – That’s All Folks!

 

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A Night At The Moulin Rouge (Saturday Night)

Tickets on sale now! Click the following link  for Saturday Night Tickets:

https://www.ticketbiscuit.com/AlbertaRoseTheatre/BuyTickets.aspx?EID=108539

Swing Time and Wanderlust Circus Present:

A NIGHT AT THE MOULIN ROUGE

an evening of dance, music, and comedy
in the Bohemian style
as envisioned by Lautrec, Houston, Luhrman
and lovers everywhere

at The Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St

starring

Parisian Jazz Ensemble
SWING PAPILLON
as the Hot Club of France

JOHN BENNETT TRIO
Featuring Jim Buchmann

Eye Candy Can-Can
KAROLINA
SUGAR KANE
ANGELIQUE DeVIL
ZORA VON PAVONINE
ALICIA DOERRIE
PAULINA MUNOZ
RUMMY ROSE
PINK LADY
STILLETTA MARASCHINO

Master of Ceremonies
NOAH MICKENS
of Wanderlust Circus

eastern nouveau dancer
NAGASITA

all-around entertainer
RUSSELL BRUNER
of Swing Time and Wanderlust Circus

Modern Day Ginger Rogers
SUGAR KANE

Aerial Absinthe Green Fairies
ALICIA DOERRIE & PAULINA MUNOZ

Celebrated burlesque ingenue
CHARLOTTE TREUSE
and her Absinthe Fountain

Juggler
LUTHER BANGERT
of The Great Bombay Circus

3 Part Harmony Triplets
BIRDIE KREBS – PINK LADY – LISA STRINGFIELD

Special Saturday Guest:
operatic accordion troubadour
ERIC STERN
of Vagabond Opera

Special Sunday Guest:
MANDY LAUDERDALE
Cabaret Sensation

Show Times:
November, 19th Saturday Night Show Doors at 7:00, Show at 8:00- 18+ Event,
November, 20th Sunday Matinee Doors at 2:00, Show at 3:00 – Family Show, Minors and Senior Citizen Discount,
November, 20th Sunday Night Show, Doors at 7:00, Show at 8:00 – 18+ Event

Prices:
Evening Shows: $18 in Advance, $20 at the Door
$40 VIP – comes with guaranteed preferred seating, a glass of absinthe, and a program
Matinee: $10 Minors and Seniors, $15 Adult

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Vaudeville meets Shanghai Woolies

Tickets on sale now! Here is the link to buy tickets online:
https://www.ticketbiscuit.com/AlbertaRoseTheatre/EventPage.aspx?EID=102868

Swing Time Vaudeville meets Shanghai Woolies
An Old Time Variety Show Spectacular

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Saturday, August 27th 2011

We invite you to come enjoy an evening of Vaudeville entertainment put
to the live music of the Shanghai Woolies. The nights entertainment
will feature acts by:

VAUDEVILLE ACTS
Russell Bruner – Song and Dance man
Sugar Kane – Modern day Ginger Rogers
Tommy Twimble – Modern day Charlie Chaplin
Charlotte Treuse – Burlesque Peeler
Pink Lady – Triple threat in shades of Pink
Karolina – Belly Dance Trumpeteer
Jen Forti – Animated Dancer

Noah Mickens – Master of Ceremonies

LIVE MUSIC BY SHANGHAI WOOLIES

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211

8:00 Doors Open
9:00 Show Starts

$15 in Advance
$18 at the Door
$35 VIP (Includes Front Rows Seating, Chocolate and Champagne)

Underage Patrons allowed when accompanied by Adult

Here is the link to buy tickets online:
https://www.ticketbiscuit.com/AlbertaRoseTheatre/EventPage.aspx?EID=102868

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Kenton Strip Burlesque Spectacular

As part of the 2011 Summer Solstice Circus, Swing Time Presents:

Kenton Strip Burlesque Spectacular

Join us in celebrating the Kenton 100 Year Celebration, as we transport you back to 1911 with a Classic themed Burlesque Show.

Saturday, June 18th 2011

With 3 Rounds of Burlesque Entertainment for $5

3:00 Burlesque Round 1
Burlesque by: Karolina – Miss Alex Kennedy – Sofia Flash
Comedy by: Dutch & Scott – Lucky Pierre
Rag Time Piano Intermission Music: John Bennett

4:30 Burlesque Round 2
Burlesque by: Tana the Tattooed Lady – Luka Bazooka – Pink Lady
Comedy by: Richie Stratton – Tommy Twimble
Rag Tme Piano Intermission Music: John Bennett

6:00 Burlesque Round 3 Finale
Burlesque by: Charlotte Treuse – Miss Alex Kennedy – Germany – Sathera Sinn
Comedy by: Tommy Twimble – Russell Bruner – Pink Lady

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Swing Time Speakeasy

The Swing Time Speakeasy combines a classy environment with live music, swing dancing, cabaret performance, a full bar, and good company. Attendees are encouraged to party like it’s 1929.

Eric Stern of Vagabond Opera will be there to play tunes in the Cabaret portion of the night, he will also be sitting in with the band for some swing tunes. He is a monster world class accordion player, opera singer and he has a handlebar mustache.

Annapaul and the Bearded Lady will be bringing their ensemble to get the room tappin’ their toes, dancing up a storm and enjoying all the wonderful prohibition era music in the place that serves some of the best cocktails in all Free Cascadia.

Russell Bruner and Sugar Kane will teach a few dance steps to start off the night, they will also join in the cabaret performance and will be drinking and dancing all night long. We hope you will join us!

The night will basically follow this format below:

8:00-9:00 Doors & Dance Lesson (8:30)
9:00-10:00 Swing Set 1
10:00-10:15 Variety Show
10:15-Close Swing Set 2

Drinking Age Adults Only
$10 Cover Charge

For more information, please visit us at: http://SwingTimePDX.com

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Careless Lovers at the Crystal Ballroom in Lola’s Room

The middle of February is filled with love and/or expectations of receiving and/or giving a gift from your loved one. This year there’s one thing that everyone wants to hear uttered from the lips of their loved and that is: “I’m taking you to see the Careless Lovers in Lola’s Room.”

So DO NOT ruin Mid February for your loved one. Even if the only loved one you have to share those special words with is the person staring back at you in the mirror, be sure and extend the invitation to spend a wonderful evening out with yourself.

The Careless Lovers (from Seattle) are a Swing Combo that often includes, Kevin Buster (clarinet/saxophone), Freddie Dickinson (trombone), Michael Faltesek (guitar/vocal), Brett Nakashima (bass), Casey McGill (cornet/tiny guitar),  Craig Flory (reeds), Benji Bohannon (dr), Christopher Olsen (trpt), Andy Reid (bass)

Stefan and Bethany are world class instructors of Lindy Hop. It’s always a pleasure to have them share from their vast knowledge on the subject of Lindy Hop. Show up early and learn from some of the world’s finest!

Stefan said recently: “this is going to be a party par excellence. Careless Lovers are a unique band: they’re all very experienced Lindy Hoppers who hail from one of the most vibrant dance scenes in the country (Seattle). They know intimately what works for swing dancers, and they attack it. let’s spread the word–this is going to be an fine evening at Lola’s….”

Swing Night at the Crystal Ballroom in Lola’s Room
Live Music by Careless Lovers (from Seattle)
Sunday, February 20th

6:00-7:00  Lindy Hop Swing Lesson with Stefan and Bethany (additional $5)
7:00-8:00  Beginning Swing Lesson with Stefan and Bethany
8:00-9:00  Careless Lovers Set 1
9:00-9:30  DJ’d Band Break
9:30-10:30 Careless Lovers Set 2
10:30-Close DJ’d Music

Drinking Age Adults Only
$10 Cover Charge

Lola’s Room at the Crystal Ballroom
1332 West Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209

More information visit:
SwingTimePDX.com

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Sunday Sunday Sunday Swing Swing Swing

On 1st Sunday join us for Swing Night at Kelly’s Olympian in the Knife Shop. We will open doors at 7:00 and start a beginning swing lesson at about 7:30. We’ll dance to live music supplied by Boy & Bean. To hear samples of their music visit: http://boyandbean.com/

The event is FREE, but we do suggest that you come to the event prepared to purchase at least one drink at the bar and also recommend some extra dollars for the bands tip bucket.

Please invite your friends and visit http://swingtimepdx.com/

Kelly’s Olympian
426 SW Washington
Portland, OR

French Apache

Here is Russell Bruner and Paulina Munoz with their take on a fight dance called Apache, or La Danse Apache, Bowery Waltz, Apache Turn, Apache Dance and Tough Dance. It’s basically a highly dramatic dance associated with Parisian street culture at the beginning of the 20th century to reenact a violent “discussion” between a pimp and a prostitute.
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Russell Bruner Burlesque

Russell Bruner is Vaudevillian sex appeal in seersucker and straw boaters! A mischievous, mustachioed devil of a man, Russell is a celebrated physical comedian, variety artist, swing dancer, emcee and boylesque peeler.

As a performer and choreographer, Russell has recently won 3 titles at the world renowned Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend held in Las Vegas: “King of Burlesque 2012″, Best Group & Best Duo 2013

Inquires about having Russell at your next event can be made here: http://swingtimepdx.com/contact-us 

Mustache Merch

Here are details for purchasing the standard black T-Shirts and custom orders:

Now you can have this Villain Face on a shirt, jacket, bag, or whatever!! Currently all Villain Faces added to ladies clothes are custom orders. For example, in the above image, the Villain Face was put on Paulina’s white with black polka dot top. She provided the shirt, and I put the Villain Face on it. Just like magic! For $25 I will put the Villain Face in a location of your choosing. Just tell me where to stick it and I’ll do it! Keep in mind I need 12 inches clearance. You can ship the item to me and I’ll send it back, or you can give it to me live and in person.  We’ll work it out. Start the whole process by clicking “Buy Now” here:




 

But wait, there’s more!

 

I do have mens black T-shirts available for purchase at $20 plus $5 shipping and handling, by clicking “Buy Now” here:

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Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2012 – King of Burlesque

Getting to the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease was no easy task. I remember doubting that I would be accepted into the competition at all. I had even booked some other shows the weekend of BHOF because I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to get accepted. Plus I like to keep myself busy. Anyone familiar with this line of work knows that the only way to keep your head above water is to make sure your calendar is booked out at least a month or two ahead so you can rest easy knowing you have enough work lined up to stay afloat. So since I hadn’t heard back from Burlesque Hall of Fame and the competition was only a month away, I assumed that I wouldn’t be there.

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Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band

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As Pink Lady sings the songs of the prohibition era, this combo is lead by rag time piano jockey John Bennett and also includes vintage arch top guitarist Steve Boden, Joe Haegele on Drums, Wayne Travillion on trombone and Will Amend on Double Bass. Together they have been playing that corruptive hot jazz for over 100 years!

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