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The Mistress of the Dark lets down her wig and opens up about her scream-worthy start in show business, inspiring a generation of drag queens, and the long road to becoming a haunted holiday icon. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is known around the world as the Queen of Halloween today. How un-PC is that — on so many levels?!
Elvira is retiring as a live performer after nearly fifty years in the entertainment industry, according to The Gazette. She's set to appear in her final show at Knott's Berry Farm, where she's been headlining Halloween performances for 21 years, on Tuesday. Although she's through with on-stage performances, the queen of Halloween isn't hanging up her sexy black gown for good just yet.
The 13th annual event is unofficial, but Disney quietly cooperates with organizers and participants. Gay Days includes visits to theme parks where participants are encouraged to wear red, as well as Downtown Disney night events, a first-ever pool party at an Anaheim hotel and local performances, including Zumanity from Las Vegas at the House of Blues. Disney offers kid-friendly Halloween activities, but nothing like the scary and gory Haunt nights.
But there's a decidedly mellower vibe to this unassuming freeway-bound town once you venture past Beach Boulevard. Angry residents and something like good taste conspired to nurture a kinder, gentler entertainment zone, and a strong family-values ethos persists in addition to the protests against the construction of a Hindu temple, Buena Park is home to homosexual-hating homeless advocate and Baptist firebrand Wiley Drake. Sure, that slapdash roadside-huckster tradition is still alive—just drive down Beach Boulevard at night—but with a pseudohistorical tie-in.
This weekend-long festival includes music, gourmet food, and more than exhibitors. This year's theme is "Generations of Strength. The popular and colorful Pride Parade is on Sunday, June
The X Factor judge looked far from spooked as she tried to lick one of the grizzly ghouls' faces. Rita Ora will be very busy with the X Factor live shows when Halloween finally swings around. So the singer made sure to get in on the action early when she attended a spooky event at Knott's Scary Farm on Thursday. Even though there's still four weeks until Oct 31, Rita really threw herself into the thick of it when she rocked up to the bash held in Buena Park, California.
Near By. Halloween in Orlando has a lot to offer for the week. There are several parades, concerts and events going on in the Orlando area.