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Local Talent: Selia D’Katzmeow Carmichael

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So what’s up, some of you might be saying, with the proliferation of burlesque performers on Page Three? We’ll tell you what’s up: We love ’em, in all their leggy, lacy, sequined glory. This week’s example is no different. Selia D’Katzmeow Carmichael, a preacher’s daughter from Winston-Salem, admits to being “a little wild” but she maintains that she’s just like the girl next door – if, that is, you live next door to a French cabaret. She’s based her act on the classical purveyors of the form. “I love Tempest Storm,” she says. “I love the feather fans. Last weekend at Big Mamma’s House [of Burlesque] in Charlotte my friend and I did a geisha act. They loved it.” She also owns a standard poodle named Divine Trixie Galore, who does not perform.” You can catch Selia locally with her troupe Fanatique de Glam – which also includes Miss Meka la Crème and Angel Lina Starrchild – on Oct. 17 at Rum Runners in Greensboro and Oct. 27 at Chapel Hill’s the Blend.

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