Dita Von Teese's "Be Cointreaversial" show at Avalon was a splash.
Glorified stripping or performance art? The debate over the theatrical merits of modern burlesque has been raging -- in L.A. anyway -- ever since The Velvet Hammer first thrust its ample assets in our faces in the early '90s. Nightranger checked out Dita Von Teese's first L.A. show in a couple of years at the Avalon. Read more in Lina Lecaro's Nightranger column.