New burlesque star Michelle L'amour performs at the House of Blues in Chicago.
New burlesque star Michelle L'amour dances in the New Orleans Burlesque Festival
's Bad Girls of Burlesque
showcase at 11 p.m. Friday at the House of Blues. In recent years, L'amour has split time between homes in Chicago and New Orleans
and is slowing becoming more of a full-time New Orleanian, though she maintains a studio in Chicago. At Studio L'amour, she and other dancers teach classes and hosts shows and events. One of those series of events is Naked Girls Reading, which is fairly self-explanatory. L'amour has hosted a couple Naked Girls Readings events in New Orleans, and there's one tonight at Scott Edwards Gallery
. L'amour, Betty Blue and Jo Boobs read pirate stories. There are readings at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Admission is $20 and includes drinks from Sailor Jerry Rum and locally made El Guapo Bitters.
The New Orleans Burlesque Festival starts tonight and runs through Sunday.