End of the Year, 2013!

We can hardly  believe it is already the end of  year, 2013! Did you have a wonderful holiday season? Ours was filled with song and joy for sure. We even received a fantastic review of our Christmas CD, “Star of Wonder”  from Don Grigware of Broadway World “Star of Wonder rings in the holidays with joy and mirth…no, harmonious ecstasy! – don grigware” (ok, totally wow!!!) and we are on his “Best of 2013” CD list! Check it out here!

We had Christmas performances for the Veterans and at Sam’s Town to absolutely wonderful audiences. In fact our year was filled with great shows with songs ranging in genre from Top 40 at The Aria for a corporate event to an Americana style Fourth of July Spectacular and a really unique conference NAB demonstrating new technology! We sang across our fair city from the South Point to the San Gennarro Feast to the Sun Coast receiving praise and warmth from our loving locals. We are so very grateful for the support and love of our family and friends!

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backstage with Ron at Sam’s Town Christmas show!

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Top 40 convention gig at The Aria!

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Americana Show!

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with Rush of Rushworks at NAB

There are so many plans and schemes and dreams for Dangerous Curves. So, we have come upon a theme for this year of 2014 and it is…

Empowerment!
The three of us together are more powerful than we realize!

Join us on our journey and let us know how you will empower yourself this year!

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2013 curvy summer mash up!

Here is our curvy summer mid-year mash up. We’ve missed sharing all our curvy adventures with you, so we thought a mid-year mash up would be fun!  We feel so blessed and honored to have worked for and with so many amazing people and at so many great places! 2013 curvy summer mash up…

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Corporate Top 40 gig at the Aria, Dangerous Curves

  From Top 40 at the Aria for a major corporation to the NAB convention demonstrating stage cameras while performing live!

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NAB convention!

We love singing on the Dennis Bono Show at the South Point Hotel and Casino!
What a line up!

Dennis Bono Show with Reva Rice

Dennis Bono Show with Reva Rice

Dennis Bono & guests! We are so lucky!

Dennis Bono & guests! We are so lucky!

Even the Nelson Brothers!

Even the Nelson Brothers!

Singing the National Anthem for our friend Jaden and her event the National Bladder Cancer 5k walk….and yes! we did the walk! Even Karen’s Little Man got in on the action!

Singing the National Anthem for the Bladder Cancer 5K

Singing the National Anthem for the Bladder Cancer 5K

We just can’t believe how 5 years have passed so quickly!  We celebrated with some delicious wine and the Tony Awards! Music, friendship and wine, what could be better!

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5 years together!

The Smith Center for Performing Arts is absolutely gorgeous! Our fave place, the Cabaret Jazz room, of course! On this night, we sang with some of our city’s greatest entertainers, with Billy Stritch on the piano and Jim Caruso as the host!

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Singin’ at the Smith Center for Cast Party!

We have a fabulous new show! Our Americana show features the songs from the Great American Songbook and as it was a Fourth of July celebration, we also included a patriotic section.

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All decked out in red, white and blue!

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workin’ the red, white and blue!

So that’s our year, thus far! More to come for sure!
See you soon and enjoy the rest of your summer!

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backstage fun!

Dangerous Curves Christmas CD Update, 10/19/12!

Hello to our Curvy Community!

It is finally cooling down here in Vegas, but most definitely heating up in the studio! We’ve been recording, mixing, arranging and just can’t wait for you to hear these beautiful songs!

THANK YOU!
We need to start this update by sending out a BIG thank you to those dear friends and fans who helped us out in the FINAL days of our campaign!

  • Marcus Adair
  • Steve & Lolly Sample
  • Julie Yeomans
  • Steven Yuhas
  • Bethany Cotnoir
  • Lou De Meis
  • Jay Joseph (ATOM Las Vegas & A Touch of Mystery)
  • Sherrie & Michael Todorovic
  • SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Larry Liso, Ryan Baker)
  • Naomi Hale
  • Virginia Smith
  • Kristie Poulton
  • Michael Gonzalez
  • Laura Glendinning
  • Kelli Gilbreath
  • SWING CITY DOLLS (Robin Berry Vincent, Natalie Carson, Connie Crawford)
  • Brenda L. Jacobson
  • Karla Moffett

We didn’t hit our total goal, BUT with all of your help we DID raise more than $4500, which will go a LONG way in helping us with this recording project! Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are so humbled by your continued support and so grateful for all of you!!

YOUR PERKS: For those who contributed to the making of our Christmas CD through IndieGogo, we will be getting in touch with each of you SOON regarding your various perks, and we’ll be sending out packages throughout the month of December…HO, HO, HO, Christmas is coming folks!!!!

UPDATE ON RECORDING PROGRESS:
Last week we laid down the vocals to an absolutely beautiful medley of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & Breath of Heaven”, arranged for Dangerous Curves by the incredible Trini Garza (many THANKS also to Rob Hyatt of E3 Studios for always knowing just what to say and do to get us feeling comfy and singing our best in the studio). This week, our musical director Dan Ellis is helping us “curvify” a jazzy, cute arrangement of “Winter Wonderland” for the album (also arranged by our friend Trini), and next week we’ll be doing more mixing and laying down of some of the bass and drum tracks with the talented Darin Presley. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such artistically gifted and wonderful people, all working tirelessly to make this project a total success!

The love and generosity from of all of you is truly filling us with the Spirit of Christmas and we just can’t thank you enough for supporting us through this project. Stop by our Facebook page and say hello…we love hearing from you!

SAVE THE DATE: If you contributed $50 or more to our IndieGogo campaign, you will soon be a receiving your VIP Invite to our CD Release Party, Concert & Champagne Celebration. The date of the event will be Sunday, December 9 in the afternoon, and it will be in the Henderson area of Las Vegas (mark your calendars…RSVP Required…more details soon to follow).

Have a wonderful weekend and we’ll talk to you soon!
The Girls of Dangerous Curves
Lisa, Gret and Karen

LATEST UPDATE: 9/28/12 Dangerous Curves’ Christmas CD!

As we head into the weekend, and into the FINAL WEEK of our IndieGogo campaign, we REALLY need your help spreading the word!

So many of you have been incredibly kind and generous, and we are SO grateful for your help (our most RECENT Curvy Contributors have been Kevin Lepine, Joann Zajac, Michael & Terri Gier, Elisa Black, and an anonymous donor from the great state of Georgia)! We have raised a little over $3500, which is AWESOME…but it also means we are still about $2,750 shy of our goal…with less than 7 days left (campaign ENDS next Friday)! AGH!!!!

So, if you are one of those friends who have been “meaning to” contribute, but just haven’t done so yet, PLEASE do so now…we really need you…here’s the link: www.IndieGogo.com/DangerousCurvesLasVegas 🙂

If you’ve already become a Curvy Contributor, thank you again AND we would be incredibly grateful if you could possibly SHARE our message & campaign with a few more of your friends? As you know, we have some wonderful perks available and it would mean the world to us! www.IndieGogo.com/DangerousCurvesLasVegas

Just a little update on our progress:

We have been SUPER BUSY in the studio recording this past month, and we are almost 1/2 way through the album…we are so proud of what we’ve done so far (can’t WAIT for you to hear the finished project)! In fact, here’s a little VIDEO we shot while in the studio recording our Christmas version of “Glow Worm” this past week…check it out (the “Jingle Bells” you hear at the beginning is not actually part of the album…it’s just a little something extra we threw together…just for YOU, our Curvy friends):

Again, many, MANY thanks to those who have already become a part of our Curvy Community…WHO WILL BE NEXT?!?!?! 😉

All our CURVY love,
The Girls of “Dangerous Curves”
Lisa, Gret, Karen

LATEST UPDATE: 9/12/12 Dangerous Curves’ Christmas CD!

Hello Friends!

Music is such an important part of our lives. Hearing a certain song can immediately take you back to an important memory in your life and it keeps that moment alive!

  • What songs do you have in your playlist?
  • What songs do you play to make you feel better or to relive a happy memory?
  • What songs do you play when you are working out to keep you inspired?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to record that music? It takes creativity, hard work and….money.

Our debut CD, Girl Talk, released in 2009, was completely self-funded. It was exciting and wonderful and worth every moment of work and effort…and every penny we put in. This time, however, we’d love to put our efforts and time towards the creativity and the music! And, that’s where you come in! YOU can become an integral part of our current recording project…our much awaited Christmas CD!

Simply go to dangerouscurvesmusic.com and join our curvy community! From our adorable, EXCLUSIVE merchandise and/or show tickets, to a VIP performance at our CD Release Party or personal Skype message, to Associate or Executive Producer credit on the CD, we have perks available for every budget (some starting as low as $5)!

We’ve had so many of you already join us (see the list below!), but we need to keep going strong. We are only ½ way to our goal, and there are only a few weeks left (campaign ends Oct 5th)! If you’ve already become a Curvy Contributor, a million thanks to you! If you haven’t yet, won’t you join us and become a permanent part of our Curvy Community?!?!? 🙂

THIS WEEK’S CONTRIBUTORS…thank you!!!

  • Daniel Smotherman
  • Heather & Damon Mircheff
  • Charlie & Paula Glendinning
  • Bill Fayne
  • Chuck Rounds
  • Ryan Carrigan
  • Edmund Vosik
  • Angie Prouse-Maida
  • Shawn Thomas
  • Sharon Culbertson
  • Doug Kammerath
  • Sarah Nammuni Dewage
  • Teri Weber
  • Catherine Cooke
  • Don Goodman

OUR PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTORS…thank you AGAIN!: (Jaden Osborne, Tracy Weber Tierney & Family, Paul Holmquist, Wayne Morton, Dorcas Prior, Allison Nemirow, Karin Marinaro, Dennis Michaels, Grace Glendinning, Lena Prima, Nancy Kura, Ann Schroeder, Angela Chan, Will Edwards, Don & Dana Menzies, Rhonda Guilford, Dax Pagan, James C Tabor Jr & Family, Wayne & Janet Rogers, Bre’Ann O’Neil, Daniel Solis, Deana Cunnion, Ted of “Lynn’s World Las Vegas”, Stacy Baker, and 1 anonymous contributor.)

If you, or any of your FRIENDS, have not had a chance to contribute to our project yet, it’s not too late.

What are you waiting for? Please help us spread the word, and let’s see who our NEXT “Curvy Contributor” will be?!?!?!?

To choose YOUR PERK and/or SHARE this campaign, visit www.DangerousCurvesMusic.com!

UPDATE: 8/30/12 Dangerous Curves’ Christmas CD!

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to post a quick update regarding the progress of our Christmas CD & IndieGogo campaign…so far, things are going GREAT! We are almost 2 weeks into our campaign and we’ve raised approximately 32% of our goal. A BIG, HUGE, WONDERFUL thank you to our Curvy Contributors so far (listed in no particular order):

  • Jaden Osborne
  • Tracy Weber Tierney & Family
  • Paul Holmquist
  • Wayne Morton
  • Dorcas Prior
  • Allison Nemirow
  • Karin Marinaro
  • Dennis Michaels
  • Grace Glendinning
  • Lena Prima
  • Nancy Kura
  • Ann Schroeder
  • Angela Chan
  • Will Edwards
  • Don & Dana Menzies
  • Rhonda Guilford
  • Dax Pagan
  • James C Tabor Jr & Family
  • Wayne & Janet Rogers
  • Bre’Ann O’Neil
  • Daniel Solis
  • Deana Cunnion
  • Ted (Lynn’s World Las Vegas)
  • Stacy Baker
  • plus 1 anonymous contributor

If you (or one of your FRIENDS) haven’t had a chance to contribute yet, THERE IS STILL TIME!!!!

We’re doing well, but we still need to raise another $4200 in order to reach our goal and be able to complete this recording project. We have PERKS for contributions as little as $5, so what are you waiting for…we’d love to be able to include YOUR NAME among the Curvy Contributors next week. Just click the following link to watch our video and choose YOUR PERK (www.IndieGogo.com/DangerousCurvesLasVegas)…then SHARE the link with everyone you can!

Thank you again to those who already contributed…we are forever grateful!

WHO WILL BE NEXT?!?! 🙂

In other CURVY news this month: Dangerous Curves will be performing 2 songs on the Dennis Bono Show next week, Thursday, Sept 6 at 2:00pm, and will also be among the “Celebrity Entertainment” on the main stage at the San Gennaro Feast on Sunday, Sept 16th. Check out our Curvy Calendar (HERE) for all the fun details!

Dangerous Curves Christmas CD…How YOU Can Be Involved!

As many of you know, Dangerous Curves has been busy working on our 1st Christmas CD! This project has been in the works for almost two years, and we’re finally ready to get in the studio, lay down the rest of the tracks and finish it up.

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We’re sounding the call to our Curvy Community; the fans that have supported us in the past, and the new friends we hope to make as a result of this campaign! Please watch the video below and SHARE this blog post with all your friends & family…

Then choose your PERK and join us in our Curvy Christmas Adventure!

To contribute: www.IndieGogo.com/DangerousCurvesLasVegas

And here is the link (http://youtu.be/nctyr_ueku0) to view the YouTube video featuring our rendition of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” from the album (mentioned in the video above), and our salute to the troops and their homecoming from Iraq this past Holiday Season.

THANK YOU again for your continued support & LOVE…we couldn’t do any of this without you!

Sincerely,
Lisa, Gret & Karen
(Dangerous Curves)

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Hot and Sunny in Vegas!

Mother Nature has clearly decided that this year, Spring is more a verb than a season! That’s ok, because the Curves are keepin’ their cool and sharing their music from one side of town all the way to Mesquite, Nevada!

Dangerous Curves with Tony Sacca and Musical Director, Dan Ellis

On Mother’s Day, you could find us out at the annual San Gennaro Feast at the Rio! The fabulous band was lead by our very own Musical Director Dan Ellis and the audience was absolutely amazing! We sang a few of Dangerous Curves most requested songs, Carole King’s  “Natural Woman”,  jazz classic “Cloudburst” and crowd favorite “I’m A Woman”.

This past weekend, we were the featured entertainment for a really fun corporate event!  The audiences were so much fun!  They absolutely loved our “Sentimental Journey, Radio Medley” and our “Judy Garland Medley”! And, you know what?  We love singing them, too! If you have never checked out our neighboring city of Mesquite, well then you should! We stayed at the Eureka Hotel and it was just great!  Very personable staff, clean, well appointed rooms, a pool and nice casino.  Karen even managed to win $45 on a penny slot machine! It’s just Curvy good luck!

Post Show Silliness in Mesquite!

We do have a MAJOR announcement coming…..maybe we could tell you just a little bit of it…..but then that would spoil the surprise, so……..guess you’ll just have to wait!  Check back soon! Like in 2 weeks!!!!

Head on over to our Facebook Page and be sure to “LIKE” us to hear about our upcoming shows and new music! And, as always, we are so grateful to have you in our curvy family and have the most curvalicious day possible!

Spring has Sprung in Las Vegas!

Friends of the Curves! It has been just a bit since you last heard from us. Not from lack of wanting to give you some Curvy love, we are just scheduled to the hilt!

Now, of course you know that it is really 3 curvy women who make up the Dangerous Curves. Three women who are not only blessed in their personal lives, but also their professional ones! Here are some fun tidbits about the girls…

Margaret (Gret) Menzies is a busy bee teaching, directing, and now one of the stars of Nunsense at the Las Vegas Hitlon! She also happens to married to one of the best pianists in town, Michael Gonzalez! Be sure to check out the newest and curviest “Sister” at the convent!

Karen Michaels is a Mommy, Blogger, teacher and a singer with the Special K Project! From attending school events to singing at events and weddings, she finds her writing time for her Mommy Blog and her cabaret show, in the wee hours when all are asleep! Thank goodness for all that curvy energy!

Lisa Smith is the busiest curves in town! She sings down at the Clarion with the amazing Shades of Sinatra, she has her own award -winning jazz trio and writes and performs with her amazing husband, Ron Smith!

The Curves are thrilled to be working on the next CD release for Christmas 2012. Yes, we are thinking of snowflakes and eggnog while catching a few Vegas sun rays!

We have already made appearances this month on The Dennis Bono Show, The Will Edwards Show and look for us on Mother’s Day at the San Gennaro Feast at the Rio!

Head on over to our Facebook Page and be sure to “LIKE” us to hear about our upcoming shows and new music! And, as always, we are so grateful to have you in our curvy family and have the most curvalicious day possible!

Curvy in the City of Angels and the official last post of 2011!

The City of Angels, specifically Studio City,  will forever be in the hearts of these curvy girls.  Our first ever official cabaret show, under the musical direction of Dan Ellis, was a truly amazing experience.  The room was filled with friends and family and even a couple of reviewers.  But, we’ll get to that…

It all started in June with confirmation of our being booked at Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitellos, a Los Angeles gem of a cabaret room and supper club reminiscent of  NYC.   Then it became a whirlwind of rehearsals, song choices, shows and just plain ol’ hard work! But, it was definitely all worth it!  We even had an official merchandise table (run by Karen’s MIL and SIL, thanks girls!) filled with cute stuff to buy and buy they did!

We were fortunate enough to be reviewed by 2 reviewers, Don Grigware  Don Grigware is an Ovation nominated actor and writer whose contributions to theatre through the years have included 6 years as theatre editor of NoHoLA, a contributor to LA Stage magazine and currently on his own website:    www.grigwaretalkstheatre.com    Here’s our review!  http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Reviews-Dangerous-Curves-Deliver-Harmoniously-Sterlings-20111206##ixzz1gpMFSnkm

and secondly by   Robert Machray   Robert Machray has appeared in over 150 plays and has worked at 14 Tony Award-winning theatres. He has been nominated for and won numerous awards. Robert has a B.A. from Yale and an M.F.A. from USC. He has taught at USC, UCLA, UCSB, and Pasadena City College. …   Visit Robert Machray’s author page — Robert Machray’s Blog    And here’s this one!  http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/cabaret-review-la-dangerous-curves-at/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bc%2Freviews+%28Blogcritics+Reviews%29#ixzz1gpMXawby

Here we are with Michael Sterling after our show and after a delicious meal of  salad and pasta (gluten free!) and lovely wine.

We are beside ourselves with glee and gratitude over these reviews!  We simply have to thank our husbands, our families and our friends for all their time, love and support in our effort to elevate and share our music beyond Las Vegas.  This endeavor would not happen without them and we are so blessed to have each and every one of them in our lives.

The world is looking mighty rosy and curvy as we peer into 2012.  Come along with us and let’s live out our dreams together!  Dangerous Curves is about the beauty of music and the strength of self. No matter who you are, where you are, what you are, you can achieve your dreams!  Let us know your plans and dreams and schemes for 2012, we’d love to hear from you.

The girls of Dangerous Curves, Lisa Smith, Margaret Menzies and Karen Michaels wish you a love-filled Holiday season, and a dream-filled 2012!

If you’d like to purchase any of our cute and curvy merchandise, drop us a line at dangerouscurves@cox.net.  T Shirts-$20, CD’s-$15, Tote Bags-$10, Key Chains-$5, shipping is $5 to the continental US.

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