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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! I *think* the heat here in New England has broken. I’m grateful it was only a few days over 90F. For those of you in more balmy climes, stay cool!

Here’s your tip:

When creating

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! We just had a lovely torrential downpour. I do love rainy afternoons in the summer.

Here’s your tip:

Contrast is important.

To quote Scratch, contrast is what makes photographs great, Twilight Zone twists effective, and…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday! It’s also the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. 

And in that spirit, here is your tip:

Know the history of our art. You can only truly move forward if you know who came before you.

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday again! I hope you’re having a lovely day and that it continues into the weekend. Here’s your tip, courtesy of Scratch:

Record wide, not tall.

When using your camera to capture footage, turn it sideways…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! I’ve been sharing items from the American Burlesque Collection on my Patreon. The most recent was a costume made by Hedy Jo Star and I also wrote a bit about the designer. If you’re…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! Tomorrow is Isle of Tease at Deacon Giles Speakeasy! We’ve got a whole bunch of fun tropical acts for you — some fan favorites, some brand new — and some spectacular costumes. I can’t wait…

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Tale of a Tree

Dear Constant Reader,

You have probably hear me talk at length about our sour cherry tree. We planted it not long after moving into The Manor and over the years it grew from a tiny tree, producing maybe a…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! It’s lovely out today and we are just over one week away from Isle of Tease at Deacon Giles! Do you have your tickets? We’ve got some great new acts for you!

This week’s tip…

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Review: Striporama

Dear Constant Reader,

Whilst I was swooning on my invalid’s couch I might as well watch a movie and write a review. I should have picked a different movie because I had so many questions from this one

Striporama

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! I was just out for a walk and the trees are covered with blossoms. Spring is such a brief and lovely thing in New England! This week’s tip is:

There is no set order in

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