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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DANGEROUS CURVES’ 2012 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Theatre Award Nomination!

DANGEROUS CURVES has been nominated for a 2012 BROADWAY WORLD LOS ANGELES THEATRE AWARD for “Best Female Cabaret Artist” for our cabaret show we premiered down in LA last December!!! We are SOOOOOO flippin’ excited, and now WE NEED YOUR VOTE to win!

CLICK THE LINK below to cast your VOTE for us! It is the first category and all you need to do is vote for Dangerous Curves (Lisa Smith, Karen Michaels, Margaret Menzies); and then, if you don’t know the other categories, you can simply say, “no nominee” on each page and continue to the next. It only takes a few moments, but you MUST click through ALL the categories to the end where you enter your name and email address for your vote to count! (Voting ends Dec 31, 2012)

We are up against some BIG NAMES with HUGE mailing lists and fan followings, so please help us out by VOTING at BroadwayWorld.com today…it is an INCREDIBLE honor just to be nominated, but how great would it be if Dangerous Curves actually WON!?! 🙂

Thanks everyone!

Love,
The Girls of Dangerous Curves
(Lisa, Gret, Karen)

VOTE HERE: http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/liveupdate2012region.cfm?btype=1064&region=LOS+ANGELES#

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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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Happy Thanksgiving and Hello LA from the girls of Dangerous Curves!

Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving?! We’ll tell you a big, curvy secret…WE CAN’T EITHER!  We’ve been writing shows, writing new arrangements, recording in the studio for our new Christmas EP and preparing for our cabaret debut at Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s! To tell you the truth, it really is time for some delicious turkey, stuffing and a lovely glass of Chardonnay! Gluten free for Lisa, please! Check out her Gluten Free info here! 

Last weekend, we had the pleasure of performing at one of our local and beautiful theatres, Freedom Hall. What a lovely audience on a fab Vegas Sunday afternoon! We performed many Dangerous Curves favorites like our Radio Medley, with songs such as Sentimental Journey, Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and features of actual radio moments of the past, Natural Woman, I’m A Woman and many more!

We even had a real merchandise table with our new items! A darling T shirt, a handy shopping bag, a useful keychain and of course our CD, Girl Talk!

We were quite overwhelmed with everyone’s interest and generosity with our merch and very grateful!  If you are interested in any of our items check out our Curvy Boutique.

Now, our focus is on December 4th and our cabaret debut at Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s! Our show is called, Dangerous Curves…finding Harmony on the road less traveled… it is a blend of some of our faves and new arrangements too!  From Judy Garland to Stephen Sondheim to contemporary composers like Scott Alan, we are taking you on a musical journey to share the Dangerous Curves message.  What is that message?  YOU are wonderful and powerful, exactly as you are!  Work hard to make the most of yourself and you are sure to achieve love and success! It is our goal for ourselves and we want to share it with you! Plus, as you can see we just have so much fun with each other and our fabulous Musical Director, Dan Ellis, what better way to spend a Sunday evening than with Dangerous Curves?! Make reservations right away!

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Sam’s Town, Suncoast, San Gennaro Feast, Studio Time…

Let’s stick with the apparent “S” theme and say it’s been a simply spectacular time in this Curvy adventure of ours!

We had the pleasure of hosting the Thursday afternoon shows at Sam’s Town and the Suncoast Hotel & Casino with some truly amazing talent! Entertainers like, Tony Sacca, Art Vargas, Laura Schaffer, Dennis Michaels, some of the cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Big Daddy Jeff Wayne (who is hilarious) to name just a few!  The audiences for these shows are absolutely wonderful and loving and we always have a fantastic time.

The San Gennaro Feast was held at the Rio and we performed on the main stage Wednesday night.  It rained all day until 4pm and then poof! Perfect, balmy,  breezy weather! Once again,  the audience was exuberant and loving and we had a blast!  The band, headed by our musical director, Dan Ellis, was fantastic! Other performers included the likes of  Lena Prima (we love her voice!), Domenick Allen, impersonators (Cher and Pat Benatar came out to play) and SO many more! The Festival is so much fun! Great food and fun and rides.  Check out that awesome Ferris Wheel in the background! You may be getting ready for the Autumn Equinox, (this Friday, September 23rd at 9:05 am Universal Time!) but we have visions of sugar plums and sleigh rides in the snow in ours! Yes, we are in the studio again and this time it’s for our first ever Holiday EP!  We are so excited,  we can hardly hold on to our proverbial Christmas stockings!  And, what a perfect stocking stuffer it would make!  As soon as we can, we’ll let you know the “what, where and how”!

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