Morgan La Rue and The Shimmy Shake Revue Turn Two at Mickey's Bar!
|Photo by Roy Varga|
This monthly event featuring Miss La Rue and her troupe of bedazzled babes also features Mickey's Monthly Cruise Night, a retro car and bike expo with trophies and prizes for Best Hot Rod, Best Custom, Best in Show, and loads more. The ever studly gents of the Sweet Chariots will be providing the soundtrack to this week's festivities.
In anticipation of this Saturday's burlesque night, and the two year anniversary of the Shimmy Shake Revue, we caught up with Morgan La Rue and talked venues, music, and of course -- the art of tease.
County Grind: Who would you say your personal burlesque idol(s) are? Are you more connected to modern burlesque or classical?
Morgan La Rue: Dita Von Teese, Ginger Valentine, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Sally Rand just to name a few. I have a lot that I admire, and all for different reasons.
I'd say I am connected to both classic and modern, and that my acts range from your classic jazz/big band stuff to rock'n'roll and even some comedy. I don't box myself into a certain category. If I hear a song I like and think it will work for an act, I use it. I don't care if it's old or new. All it has to do is move me, and get my creative juices flowing!
Do you have a favorite song or act that you've done?
"Feeling Good" by Michael Buble, even though the costume is one of my more simple outfits compared to some of my more elaborate ones, the act is very choreographed and super sexy and it makes me really good when I perform it.