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For our performance during “nautical night” at Camp Hollywood 2015, costume mistresses Miss Magnolia and Lily von Lindy were inspired by the 1920s/1930s glamour of the Ziegfeld girls to create ALL NEW costumes for the Atomic Cherry Bombs “Mermaid Ballet”!
Starting with bathing suit bottoms and plain plastic shells as the base, we spent many hours carefully embellishing each costume with rhinestones, half pearls, and glitter fabric spray in a complementary color scheme to create a vintage showgirl look.
Strings of pearls and iridescent fabric wings were the final touch to add movement.
And we can’t forget the mermaid headpieces! Starting with a simple headband, each piece was a unique combination of pearls, shells, and gold wire to transform each girls into a mermaid on stage – from head to toe!
The end result!
In case you missed it, the ACB’s showcased our love of Elvis at Inspiration Weekend!
Follow the link below to see the video, and don’t forget to Like the Atomic Cherry Bombs on Facebook to get our updates!
We have a lot of new Cherries who are going to be making their debut on Friday, so we hope to see many of you there. Here’s a little Elvis, to get you in the mood <3. For information on Inspiration Weekend in Fullerton, California (March 4-6) click here.
Did you know that the ACB’s debuted a new routine this month at the Cinema Burlesque show?
If you missed it, don’t worry! We will be running it again during the very special Va Va Voom Valentine’s Day performance at The Copper Door in Santa Ana! Click here for tickets and showtimes!
Hope to see you there!
(Part of Miss Magnolia’s ‘Cooking with Cherries!’ series.)
Here among the Atomic Cherry Bombs we strongly believe that cherries are the perfect way to add pizzazz to all things in life, and cocktails are no exception. From sweet, to sour, to sinfully delicious – here are a few cocktail recipes sure to brighten your evening.
And – don’t forget! – after you test these with your friends, join us for a few more drinks at the Copper Door for our Va! VA! Voom! Valentines Day show, February 14th.
Cheeky Cherry Cola
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 3/4 oz Kahlua
- 3/4 oz cherry syrup
- 1 cherry
Fill glass with ice. Add vodka, kahlua, and cherry syrup. Top with cola. Garnish with cherry.
Sour Cherry Cocktail
- 5 sour cherries, pitted (plus extra for garnish)
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1 1/2 oz gin
Lightly muddle cherries, simple syrup, and lemon juice in bottom of highball glass. Fill glass with ice, then add gin and stir. Top with seltzer. Garnish with cherries.
Cherry Bombshell Shooter
- 1 oz Baileys Chocolate Cherry
- 1/2 oz spiced rum
- 1 cherry
- chocolate syrup
Rim chilled shot glass with chocolate syrup. Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker. Strain into shot glass. Top with cherry.
Links to original recipes
We can’t believe it’s already 2015, and what better way to start the new year than with a show! That’s right–the girls have teamed up with Yadi once again to put on a burlesque spectacular of cinematic quality in the Cinema Burlesque, happening this Saturday at the Yost Theater: http://www.yosttheater.com/arts-entertainment/
We will be showing our crowd-favorite Cell Block Tango and debuting a new number (hint: think Christina Aguilera).
But wait! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner (I know, right?) and the Atomic Cherry Bombs have yet another special treat for you. Stay tuned for more details.
What else do we have in the works? Nothing I can officially say yet! But the bright lights that set Elvis’ soul on fire sure are pretty…;)
Today’s blog post brought to you by Miss Magnolia!
Theme parties are one of my absolute favorite things, and this the perfect time of year to plan one. So if you’ve been thinking of getting your friends together for a little vintage soiree, here are some tips from the Cherry Bombs to make sure your party is a hit.
Food: A fun part of party-planning is figuring out a menu that fits the theme, but with a vintage-y party you want to find a balance between interesting and edible. People created some very odd fancy foods in the 1950s/60s (shrimp aspic, anyone?), but if you do a bit of searching you can find plenty of snacks that are still popular at parties today (like chex mix!).
· Drinks: And to drink, I always love sherbet punch – both easy and delicious in a variety of flavors (alcoholic or not), it’s been popular at parties for decades! Here’s one quick recipe: put 1/2 gallon of lime or pineapple sherbet in a punch bowl, add 1 (64 oz) can of pineapple juice, add a 2-liter of ginger ale.
Activities: Depending on the crowd and the amount of space you have, you may want to plan some games to keep the party going. Charades is a classic for a reason, and you can ask your guests to write down clues that fit in certain categories to go with the theme of the party. Also, this is the perfect time of year to make snowflakes, either free-form or printed from online in pre-set shapes. All you need to provide are scissors and paper! ·
Music: Even if you don’t have the space for dancing, a good playlist can help set the mood of any party. For a vintage holiday party, I can recommend several CDs of 1940s/50s/60s Christmas music – Christmas Jump & Jive, Christmas with the Rat Pack, Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, A Motown Christmas, and A Merry 1940s Christmas.
Most importantly, remember to have fun!
Today’s post brought to you by Ava J Jaye!
Time to shake off that tryptophan-induced Thanksgiving coma and MOVE! And what better way to get inspired to move than by doing what we Cherries love to do best- dance?
There are thousands of dance movies out there. Some fantastic. Some heartbreaking. Some…. cringe-worthy. But here are just five of my favorites, which have brought me to tears (or tears of ridiculous laughter in some cases). Either way, they always make me want to get up and DANCE.
I’ll start with a heavy hitter: Pina (2011). Rotten Tomatoes says: “Pina is an immersive, gorgeously shot tribute to the people who express life through movement.” I couldn’t agree more. Be prepared to be very affected by this unbelievable film. It honestly changed my outlook on dancing and even on life.
And after that emotional drenching, you should be ready for a guilty pleasure: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1985). This is a silly, fun quintessentially 80’s movie. The dancing isn’t even all that particularly good (SJP was more of a gymnast than a dancer, but they did what they could), but again it’s just fun.
Now it’s time for a classic: Singin’ in the Rain (1952). I could fill up a list of Gene Kelly movies alone, but this one is a masterpiece. Funny, smart, and such aesthetically pleasing dancing that your eyes (and feet) will thank you.
If you’re looking for a truly wonderful movie that will charm you and make you both laugh and cry, Billy Elliot (2000) is the way to go. This one tugs easily on my heartstrings every time.
And finally, something fluffy to round us out: Burlesque (2010). This one falls into the (very full) category of Movies Created With The Sole Purpose of Showcasing Celebrities/Stars And Their Singing or Dancing Prowess But Have Little Other Redeeming Value Whatsoever (see also: Honey, Stomp the Yard). But I do love this one, whether it be for the gratuitous diva songs or the fabulous showgirl costumes. And of course, I HAD to include this one in my list.
Why? Because your very own Atomic Cherry Bombs are currently working on performing a number from this very movie at our January 10th Cinema Burlesque Show! Don’t miss it (or our TWO brand new routines coming up at our December 11th Tease the Season Show)!
And finally, a great montage of movie dance scenes to REALLY get you up and moving. Come on, let’s shake it! https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=448454134695
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