Strip clubs are venues where strippers provide adult entertainment, predominantly in the form of striptease or other erotic or exotic dances. Strip clubs adopt a nightclub or bar style, can adopt a theatre or cabaret-style. American-style strip clubs began to appear outside North America after World War II, arriving in Asia in the late 1980s and Europe in the 1978, where they competed against the local English and French styles of striptease and erotic performances; as of 2005, the size of the global strip club industry was estimated to be US$75 billion. In 2002, the size of the U. S. strip club industry was estimated to be US$3.1 billion, generating 19% of the total gross revenue in legal adult entertainment. SEC filings and state liquor control records available at that time indicated that there were at least 2,500 strip clubs in the United States, since that time, the number of clubs in the U. S. has grown. Profitability of strip clubs, as with other service-oriented businesses, is driven by location and customer spending habits.
The better appointed a club is, in terms of its quality of facilities, equipment and other elements, the more customers are to encounter cover charges and fees for premium features such as VIP rooms. The popularity of a given club is an indicator of its quality, as is the word-of-mouth among customers who have visited a cross section of clubs in different regions; the strip club as an outlet for salacious entertainment is a recurrent theme in popular culture. In some media, these clubs are portrayed as gathering places of vice and ill repute. Clubs themselves and various aspects of the business are highlighted in these references. "Top Strip Club" lists in some media have demonstrated that U. S.-style striptease is a global phenomenon and that it has become a culturally accepted form of entertainment, despite its scrutiny in legal circles and popular media. Popular Internet sites for strip club enthusiasts have lists calculated from the inputs of site visitors; the legal status of strip clubs has evolved over the course of time, with national and local laws becoming progressively more liberal on the issue around the world, although some countries have implemented strict limits and bans.
Strip clubs are frequent targets of litigation around the world, the sex industry, which includes strip clubs, is a hot button issue in popular culture and politics. Some clubs have been linked to organized crime; the term "striptease" was first recorded in 1938, though "stripping", in the sense of women removing clothing to sexually excite men, seems to go back at least 400 years. For example, in Thomas Otway's comedy The Soldier's Fortune a character says: "Be sure they be lewd, stripping whores", its combination with music seems to be as old. A conclusive description and visualization can be found in the 1720 German translation of the French La Guerre D'Espagne, where a galant party of high aristocrats and opera singers has resorted to a small château where they entertain themselves with hunting and music in a three-day turn: The third day, dedicated to ball and dance, was used for the finest entertainment to divert the men; the dancers, to please their lovers the more, dropped their clothes and danced naked, the nicest entrées and ballets.
Other possible influences on modern stripping were the dances of the Ghawazee "discovered" and seized upon by French colonists in 19th century North Africa and Egypt. The erotic dance of the bee, performed by a woman known as Kuchuk Hanem, was witnessed and described by the French novelist Gustave Flaubert. In this dance the performer disrobes as she searches for an imaginary bee trapped within her garments, it is that the women performing these dances did not do so in an indigenous context, but rather, responded to the commercial climate for this type of entertainment. Middle Eastern belly dance known as oriental dancing, was popularized in the United States after its introduction on the Midway at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago by a dancer known as Little Egypt. In France during the late 19th century, Parisian shows such as the Moulin Rouge and Folies Bergère were featuring attractive, scantily clad, dancing women and tableaux vivants. In this environment, an act featuring a woman removing her clothes in a vain search for a flea crawling on her body was seen in 1895 and filmed in 1897 by the first female director, Alice Guy.
This routine, Le coucher d'Yvette, inspired "French acts" in theaters and brothels in other parts of the world, seen in the U. S. city of New York as early as 1878. The first public act of striptease in modern times is credited to Parisian theater in 1894. In 1905, Dutch dancer Mata Hari shot as a spy by the French authorities during World War I, was an overnight success from the debut of her act at the Musée Guimet; the most celebrated segment of her act was her progressive shedding of clothing until she wore just a jeweled bra and some ornaments over her arms and head. Another landmark performance was the appearance at the Moulin Rouge in 1907 of an actress called Germaine Aymos who entered dressed only in three small shells. In the 1930s, the famous Josephine Baker danced semi-nude in the danse sauvage at the Folies and other such performances were provided at the Tabarin; these shows were notable for their sophisticated choreography and for dressing the girls in glitzy sequin
The Davidwache is the best known police station in Hamburg, located in the St. Pauli quarter near Reeperbahn, more exact, at the corner of Spielbudenplatz square and Davidstraße. Today, it is the seat of Hamburg Police Department 15. While the Davidwache existed since 1840, the listed brick building was erected by Fritz Schumacher from 1913-1914 and opened on 10 December 1914. Sculptor Richard Kuöhl designed the ceramic elements of the station house. 2004/5 an extension of Davidwache on the backside was added. The building is known from numerous movies and TV series, it was called Germany's best known police station. Paul McCartney and Pete Best had to spend a night at the Davidwache
In human sexual behavior, foreplay is a set of and physically intimate acts between two or more people meant to create sexual arousal and desire for sexual activity. Foreplay results in physiological and mental responses in both parties in anticipation of the expected sexual activity. Either or any of the sexual partners may indicate sexual interest and initiate foreplay, the initiator may not be the active partner during the sexual activity. Foreplay stimulates both partners' sexuality, lowers inhibitions and increases emotional intimacy between partners, implies a certain level of confidence and trust between the partners. In animal sexual behavior, the loose equivalent is sometimes termed'precoital activity'. Sexual desire is an aspect of a person's sexuality. A person who desires sexual activity with another person can attempt to provoke sexual arousal in the person. Depending on the type and intensity of the relationship between the two people, the stimuli may involve indicating to the person in some subtle and romantic way that he or she has that desire or by provoking other erotic stimuli.
There are many potential stimuli, both physical and mental, which can cause a person to become sexually aroused, which stimuli are invoked will depend on circumstances at a particular time. On the other hand, there are other things which act as turn-offs, depending on the person's preferences; the response to an indication of sexual interest may be inhibited by issues of sexual morality. Foreplay can begin with one person indicating in some manner to another person a desire to engage in sexual activity with that other person. Any act that creates and enhances sexual desire, stimulation or arousal in a sexual partner may constitute foreplay. An indication of sexual desire can be through physical intimacy, such as kissing, embracing or nibbling the partner. Mental engagement can create sexual interest, such as flirting, whispering or teasing, it may, for example, be a non-physical gesture. Sexual interest can be indicated and created by nudity, such as by one partner stripping, or by wearing sexually suggestive clothing, or by creating a romantic, intimate, or overtly sexual atmosphere.
The manual or oral touching of an erogenous zone may indicate sexual interest, as does an intimate kiss on the mouth, stomach, buttocks and inner thighs or other areas of the body. A passionate or French kiss indicates sexual interest, as does any removal of a partner's clothing. Verbally, foreplay may include compliments, subtle comments with double entendre, intimate conversations. Non-verbally, foreplay can include provocative clothing, suggestive postures and motions, preening gestures, licking or biting one's lips, standing inside a partner's personal space, holding a gaze longer than would be expected from only a casual interest. Foreplay commences. Depending on the context, the non-objection to a partner's advances may indicate that the sexual interest is reciprocated, as may a response to a kiss or hug; the non-objection to the touching of an erogenous zone, or the taking off of an item of clothing may indicate reciprocated sexual interest. The other partner may indicate reciprocal interest by engaging in intimate behaviour of their own.
There are situations which act as turn-offs or which can affect the romantic or erotic moment that may have been created. Turn-offs can range from things like bad breath, body odor, excessive noise or a reference to an ex-partner. A person's sexual inhibition can impact on creation or maintenance of sexual interest; some people feel uncomfortable with acts such as French kissing, or the possibility of someone intruding, or nudity, besides other situations. Sexual role-playing or sex games can create sexual interest; these games can be played in a variety of situations, have been enhanced by technology. This type of extended foreplay can involve SMS messaging, phone calls, online chat, or other forms of distance communication, which are intended to stimulate fantasizing about the forthcoming encounter; this tantalization builds up sexual tension. A card or board game can be played for foreplay; the objective of the game is for the partners to indulge their fantasies. The loser can, for example, be required to remove clothing or give the winner a sensual foot massage or any other thing that the winner wants to try.
A sensuous atmosphere can be enhanced by candles, sensual food or suggestive clothing. A suggestion of the use of sex toys or the playing of games involving fetish, sexual bondage, blindfolding or sploshing is an indication of sexual interest; some couples create sexual interest by watching pornographic videos. Role playing may involve the partners to create and maintain a sexual fantasy. For variety, the partners can make up a story together. One of them starts with a sentence and the other continues until the story becomes sexually explicit, it provides an opportunity for the partners to express their sexual fantasies.'Strangers for a day' is a role playing game which consists of the couple playing roles of the first meeting between them. In a public meeting place, the partners pretend to be strangers meeting for the first time; the objective is for them to flirt and seduce the other, without doing or saying anything that they would not do or say at a first meeting. Tantric foreplay is the first step in the lovemaking session, according to the tantra principles.
Tantric sex is against rushing things for the purpose of reaching an orgasm, so tantric foreplay is a way to prepare the body and the mind for the union between the two
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both on Broadway, he has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, a Latin Requiem Mass. Several of his songs have been recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals, notably "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, "Memory" from Cats. In 2001 The New York Times referred to him as "the most commercially successful composer in history". Ranked the "fifth most powerful person in British culture" by The Daily Telegraph in 2008, the lyricist Don Black stated "Andrew more or less single-handedly reinvented the musical."He has received a number of awards, including a knighthood in 1992, followed by a peerage from Queen Elizabeth II for services to Music, six Tonys, three Grammys, an Academy Award, fourteen Ivor Novello Awards, seven Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe, a Brit Award, the 2006 Kennedy Center Honors, the 2008 Classic Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is an inductee into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters and Authors. He is one of only fifteen people to have won an Emmy, Oscar and Tony, his company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest theatre operators in London. Producers in several parts of the UK have staged productions, including national tours, of the Lloyd Webber musicals under licence from the Really Useful Group. Lloyd Webber is the president of the Arts Educational Schools London, a performing arts school located in Chiswick, West London, he is involved in a number of charitable activities, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Nordoff Robbins, Prostate Cancer UK and War Child. In 1992 he set up the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation which supports the arts and heritage in the UK. Andrew Lloyd Webber was born in Kensington, the elder son of William Lloyd Webber, a composer and organist, Jean Hermione Johnstone, a violinist and pianist.
His younger brother, Julian Lloyd Webber, has had a notable career as a solo cellist. Lloyd Webber started writing his own music at a suite of six pieces at the age of nine, he put on "productions" with Julian and his Aunt Viola in his toy theatre. His aunt Viola, an actress, took him to see many of her shows and through the stage door into the world of the theatre, he had set music to Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats at the age of 15. In 1965, Lloyd Webber was a Queen's Scholar at Westminster School and studied history for a term at Magdalen College, although he abandoned the course in the winter of 1965 to study at the Royal College of Music and pursue his interest in musical theatre. In 1965, when Lloyd Webber was a 17-year-old budding musical-theatre composer, he was introduced to the 20-year-old aspiring pop-song writer Tim Rice, their first collaboration was The Likes of Us, a musical based on the true story of Thomas John Barnardo. They produced a demo tape of that work in 1966. Although composed in 1965, The Likes of Us was not publicly performed until 2005, when a production was staged at Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton Festival.
In 2008, amateur rights were released by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association in association with the Really Useful Group. The first amateur performance was by a children's theatre group in Cornwall called "Kidz R Us". Stylistically, The Likes of Us is fashioned after the Broadway musical of the 1950s. In this respect, it is markedly different from the composer's work, which tends to be either predominantly or wholly through-composed, closer in form to opera than to the Broadway musical. In the summer of 1967 Alan Doggett, a family friend of the Lloyd Webbers who had assisted on The Likes of Us and, the music teacher at the Colet Court school in London, commissioned Lloyd Webber and Rice to write a piece for the school's choir. Doggett requested a "pop cantata" along the lines of Herbert Chappell's The Daniel Jazz and Michael Hurd's Jonah-Man Jazz, both of, published by Novello and were based on the Old Testament; the request for the new piece came with a 100-guinea advance from Novello.
This resulted in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a retelling of the biblical story of Joseph, in which Lloyd Webber and Rice humorously pastiched a number of pop-music styles such as Elvis-style rock'n'roll and country music. Joseph began life as a short cantata that gained some recognition on its second staging with a favourable review in The Times. For its subsequent performances and Lloyd Webber revised the show and added new songs to expand it to a more substantial length. Continued expansion culminated in a 1972 stage musical and a two-hour-long production being staged in the West End in 1973 on the back of the success of Jesus Christ Superstar. In 1969, Rice and Lloyd Webber wrote a song for the Eurovision Song Contest called "Try It and See", not selected. With rewritten lyrics it became "King Herod's Song" in Jesus Christ Superstar; the planned follow-up to Jesus Chr
St. Pauli Theater
St. Pauli Theater is a theatre in Hamburg, Germany, it opened in 1841 as the Urania Theater and took its present name in 1941. Www.st-pauli-theater.de
Cats is a sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot; the musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as the "Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, Cats first opened in the West End in 1981 and with the same creative team on Broadway in 1982, it won numerous awards, including Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards. By 1994, the musical had grossed over $2 billion worldwide; the London production ran for 21 years and the Broadway production ran for 18 years, both setting new records. Actresses Elaine Paige and Betty Buckley became associated with the musical; the most well-known song from Cats, "Memory", has been recorded by more than 150 recording artists. Cats was the longest-running Broadway show in history from 1997 until 2006 when it was surpassed by The Phantom of the Opera.
As of 2018, it is the fourth-longest-running Broadway show and the sixth-longest-running West End show. Cats has been performed around the world many times and has been translated into more than 20 languages; the Japanese production by the Shiki Theatre Company has performed over 10,000 shows since it first opened in 1983. The musical was adapted into a direct-to-video film in 1998, with a 2019 film adaptation by Tom Hooper set to follow. After the overture, the cats explain the Jellicle tribe and its purpose; the cats notice that they are being watched by a human audience, proceed to explain how the different cats of the tribe are named. This is followed by a ballet dance performed by Victoria the White Cat to signal the beginning of the Jellicle Ball. At this moment, the show's main narrator, explains that tonight the Jellicle patriarch Old Deuteronomy will make an appearance and choose one of the cats to be reborn into a new life on the Heaviside Layer; the first contender Munkustrap introduces is Jennyanydots, a large tabby cat who lazes around all day, but come nighttime, she becomes active, teaching mice and cockroaches various activities to curb their destructive habits.
Just as Jennyanydots finishes her song, the music changes hence Munkustrap's annoying younger brother, Rum Tum Tugger, makes his extravagant entrance in front of the tribe. He is fickle and unappeasable, "for he will do as he do do, there's no doing anything about it"; as Rum Tum Tugger's song fades, a shabby old grey cat stumbles out wanting to be reconciled. All the cats explain her unfortunate state. Grizabella leaves and the music changes to a cheerful upbeat number as Bustopher Jones, a fat cat in "a coat of fastidious black", is brought to the stage. Bustopher Jones is among the elite of the cats, visits prestigious gentlemen's clubs. A loud crash startles the tribe and the cats run offstage in fright. Hushed giggling sounds signal the entrance of Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, a pair of near-identical cats, they are petty burglars mischievous, they enjoy causing trouble around their human neighbourhood. After they finish, they are confronted by the rest of the cats; the Jellicle patriarch, Old Deuteronomy, arrives before the tribe.
He is a large old cat that "has lived many lives" and "buried nine wives". He is the cat; the Jellicles put on a play for Old Deuteronomy, telling a story about two dog tribes clashing in the street and subsequently being scared away by the Great Rumpus Cat. After a moral from Old Deuteronomy about the destiny of Jellicle cats and Pollicle dogs, a second loud crash from Macavity, sends the alarmed cats scurrying. After a quick patrol for Macavity, Old Deuteronomy deems it a false alarm and summons the cats back as the main celebration begins, in which the cats sing and display their "Terpsichorean powers". During the Ball, Grizabella reappears and tries to dance along, but her age and decrepit condition prevent her from doing so. Once again, she is shunned by the other cats. After the Jellicle Ball, Old Deuteronomy contemplates "what happiness is". However, the cats do not understand him, so he has Jemima, the youngest of all Jellicles, sing it in simpler terms. Gus — short for Asparagus — shuffles forward as the next cat to be introduced.
He was once a famous actor but is now old and "suffers from palsy which makes his paws shake." He is accompanied by his caretaker, who tells of his exploits. Gus remembers how he once played the infamous pirate captain, Growltiger a.k.a. the Terror of the Thames. Gus tells the story about the pirate captain's romance with Lady Griddlebone, how Growltiger was overtaken by the Siamese and forced to walk the plank to his death. Back in the present, after Gus exits, Skimbleshanks is seen sleeping in the corner, he is the cat, unofficially in charge of the night train to Glasgow. Sk