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Carnivalesque Roadshow



Biography

The Carnivalesque Roadshow is the latest creation of Armitage Shanks, The Carny Preacher and Gilded Lily's Maria Bella. Armitage Shanks was the co-founder and ringmaster of the legendary underground circus, Circus Contraption. Hailed by Time Out London as "One of the darkest-hearted performers on the Burlesque/Cabaret Circuit", best-selling author and columnist Dan Savage wrote Armitage Shanks has, "A voice like honey-coated gravel. A sinister and louche presence, who put some sex in the air." Armitage stars as "Johnny Valentine" in the upcoming feature film ‘The Burlesque Assassins". Maria Bella founder of Baltimore's hometown heroines, "Gilded Lily" is a rising star in the neo-burlesque movement, with triumphant performances throughout North America. She was a featured artist in the 2012 New York & Toronto Burlesque Festivals, and will be appearing in the 2014 London Burlesque Festival. Gilded Lily Burlesque voted Baltimore's Best Burlesque by The Baltimore City Paper and the top burlesque shows to see by The Baltimore Sun.
Carnivalesque Roadshow