Press: Rust Belt Burlesque

Updated: August 31, 2019

Leena Mynx Allure || Bob Perkoski


Rust Belt Burlesque [is] a lush, romantic ode to burlesque in Cleveland. Erin is a brilliant writer, and the history is just incredible. Plus, the photos by Bob Perkoski took my breath away.” — Sara Dobie Bauer

~~~, “Cleveland burlesque is focus of upcoming author talk at North Royalton Library,” Chris M. Worrell, August 30, 2019

Lakewood Observer, “Voluptuous, Political and Bawdy: Burlesque in Cleveland,” Amy Kloss, August 7, 2019

Akron Beacon Journal, “How Burlesque Took Off in Cleveland,” Barbara McIntyre, August 1, 2019

PRIZM, “Capturing Movement,” August 2019, page 23

The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN, Ideastream, NPR, “Burlesque in Cleveland Blossoms with Bella Sin,” interview with David C. Barnett,  Cleveland, OH. July 30, 2019. Also aired on 89.7 WOSU, NPR News, Public Radio. July 30, 2019

Scene, Laura Morrison, “Fresh ‘Rust Belt Burlesque’ Book Highlights the Burgeoning Cleveland Performing Scene,” Laura Morrison, July 30, 2019

Cool Cleveland, Photography: Bob Perkoski Shows His Burlesque Images During Ohio Burlesque Festival, More than 60 Performers Gather in Cleveland for 9th Ohio Burlesque Festival, July 30, 2109

The Plain Dealer, “‘Rust Belt Burlesque’ book, Ohio Burlesque Festival, celebrate art of the tease at Beachland,” John Petkovic, July 28, 2019

oWOW radio, interview with Ravenna Miceli, July 11, 2019, audio || video

FreshWater, “Ooh la la! FreshWater photographer and former editor publish book on art of burlesque,” Karin Connelly Rice, July 8, 2019

The Cool CLE Show, host Juanita McGowan, “Rust Belt Burlesque with Erin O’Brien,” interview with Juanita McGowan, July 6, 2019, SoundCloud || YouTube