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Burlesque star Sweet Lorraine wanted a place for Black burlesque performers to feel at home, so she founded “Shades of Burlesque” a New York City-based showcase for Black women performing burlesque in the city. Taking place at C’mon Everybody in Brooklyn, the latest show featured the sexy ladies of “Shades…” who also sat down to discuss what performing with this particular showcase means to each of them.

‘Shades of Burlesque’ celebrates sisterhood and sexuality in Brooklyn