As Sarah Klein and Culture Editor for the Detroit Metro Times, Sparkly Devil’s enthusiasm for the Neo-Burlesque Revival invited two of the first living legends of color to be inductee’s at the Burlesque Hall of Fame.
Sparkly would go on to create Legends Challenges and inspire relationships between contemporary performers and their predecessors. The Burlesque Hall of Fame Honors one Community Member with a Memorial Scholarship every year since her passing. As the 2019 recipient of this honor – I learned first hand how much impact one person can have on our community. I consider this history sacred and it’s a privilege to share it.
Here is her article. Shared with permission from the Detroit Metro Times.01_44_COVER_CONTENTS