Dangerous Curves “Women in Music” Show, FREE Outdoor Concert at Lorenzi Park!

Hi Gang,

Just wanted to add a quick note to let you know about an upcoming FREE CONCERT my vocal trio Dangerous Curves is giving for the Las Vegas community, sponsored by the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs. It’ll be a full 90-minute show (with one 15-min intermission) and will feature many of the Dangerous Curves’ tunes you’ve come to know and love, as well as several brand NEW arrangements. In this new show, we’ll be celebrating the women of JAZZ, past & present, and paying tribute to some of the BEST female singer/songwriters and arrangers of today. It is an outdoor concert, so bring your blankets and low-back chairs. There will even be REFRESHMENTS, WINE and other “Curvy Concessions” available for purchase…perfect for a DATE NIGHT or GIRLS NIGHT OUT (of course, families are welcome too)! :-) See below for other details:

Dangerous Curves Women in Music Show Flyer

  • WHEN: Saturday, Sept 19th, 7:00pm (gates open at 6:30pm)
  • WHERE: Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive (located on the west side of Lorenzi Park at West Washington Avenue between Rancho Drive and Valley View Boulevard. )

Hope to see you there! :-)

To learn more about Dangerous Curves, visit our website here! www.DangerousCurvesLasVegas.com

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Mother’s Day Brunch, LIVE JAZZ at Sammy’s!

Cocho Arbe (on keys) and I will be returning to SAMMY’S RESTAURANT & BAR for their MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH on Sunday, May 10th, from 11am – 2pm. If you have never been to this location, you need to check it out (we played there New Year’s Eve & Easter Sunday and it is absolutely beautiful…you can click here for a really cool VIRTUAL TOUR of the restaurant)! They have an incredible MENU with a TON of gluten-free options as well (their gluten-free pizza is AWESOME!!). :-)

sammy's mother's day jazz brunch with Lisa Smith

Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar is located at 1501 North Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89074 and their phone number is (702) 567-4000 (I would recommend calling NOW for reservations…if it’s anything like Easter, they will be BUSY!).

Handcrafted cocktails, bottomless mimosas, brunch specialties and LIVE JAZZ…what more could you want?!? :-)

Easter Jazz Brunch at Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar!

Easter at Sammy's 2015 WEBHey Everyone!!!

How is 2015 treating you so far? I cannot believe it is MARCH already…how in the world did that happen?!?!? Things have been really busy for the past several months…hardly time to catch my breath…but now, all of a sudden, they have slowed down a ton and I have an opportunity to get caught up a little. Good and bad. Good because I FINALLY have time to write a little something on my blog again (can I even claim to have a blog anymore if I only post once or twice a year???), but bad because it means not a lot of money coming in this month. That’s okay, I know things will pick up again soon…they always do. Which brings me to the following:

Cocho Arbe (on keys) and I are super excited to be returning to Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar for their EASTER JAZZ BRUNCH on Sunday, April 5th, from 11am – 3pm (live music from 11am-2pm). If you have never been to this location, you need to check it out (we played there New Year’s Eve and it is absolutely beautiful…you can click here for a really cool VIRTUAL TOUR of the restaurant)! They have an incredible MENU and a TON of gluten-free options as well (bonus for ME). :-) Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar is located at 1501 North Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89074 and their phone number is (702) 567-4000 (I would recommend calling to see if you need reservations…if it’s anything like NYE, they will be BUSY!). Great food, great cocktails and JAZZ…what more could you want?!?

So, that’s about it. We have a few other little things here and there (Ron and I are doing a show called “FLOPS!” with a few friends at the ONYX Theater on March 29th and we are hosting the “Toast of the Town” Variety Show on Sunday, April 12 at 1pm…BROADWAY SHOWS OF THE 1960’S!), but overall, a pretty slow month.

How about you?? What does YOUR month look like? Maybe we can get together for coffee…looks like I have time!! ;-)

My Show Schedule – Week of Sept 8 – 14

Hi everyone!

Looks like September is turning into a busy month…here are a couple of the places you can hear me sing THIS week!

TUESDAY, SEPT 9TH, 9:00pm – SAN GENNARO FEAST with SHADES OF SINATRA

san+gennaro_2014SAN GENNARO FEAST
4245 South Grand Canyon Drive (near Flamingo Road & 215 Freeway…West side of town)

Entertainment begins at 5:00pm and goes till closing, 11:00pm…SHADES OF SINATRA will perform at 9:00pm.

No one under the age of 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent(s), will be allowed to enter the San Gennaro Feast after 9pm. Any person(s) under the age of 18 years, that are inside of the feast after 9pm, may be asked to leave if not accompanied by a parent. No need to wait in line, purchase your tickets online! Show your PayPal receipt email to the ticket collectors at the Main Entrance.

TICKETS:
Adults & Children = $9 (2 adults for $14)
Seniors & Military = $8
(children 54′ and under are free)

To purchase tickets, visit http://sangennarofeast.com/buy-tickets

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 10, 1-4pm – GOLD COAST CLASSICS with LISA SMITH JAZZ TRIO

Gold Coast Wednesday Afternoon Flyer with PhotoGOLD COAST CASINO SHOWROOM
4000 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Joining me will be Dan Ellis on keyboards & Darin Presley on drums…we will be performing from 1-4pm in the Showroom/Lounge as part of their “Gold Coast Classics” Jazz Series. FREE ADMISSION…No Drink Minimum! Join us for a GREAT afternoon of dancing and FABULOUS music!

SATURDAY, SEPT 13, 8pm – CLASSIC BROADWAY with FAYNE & FRIENDS

classic broadway ron and lisa smith fayne & friendsRON DECAR’S EVENT CENTER
1201 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Ron and I are really excited to join Bill Fayne at Ron Decar’s Event Center (Viva Las Vegas Event Center) on Saturday, September 13th for an evening of CLASSIC BROADWAY, featuring music from the best Broadway Shows of the 1960’s, including FUNNY GIRL, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE FANTASTICKS, PROMISES PROMISES, AND MORE!

The evening begins at 8:00pm. Dinner & Cocktails available for purchase beginning at 7pm. Tickets start at just $15.00 for General Admission Seating (General Admission seating are not assigned or reserved, and are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis. So arrive early for best seating options).

*UPDATE* DANGEROUS CURVES (Karen Michaels, Margaret Menzies, Lisa Smith) will be doing a special 30-minute performance during the evening too! 2 shows for the price of one!!!

$25.00: VIP “Golden Circle” First Two Rows (This ticket admits one person, at 4-Top Bistro Table)
$25.00:(This ticket admits one person, at 8-Top Table)
21 & Over, *Plus Youth (*Youth can attend but must be accompanied by their adult parent, and are required to order a meal)
A 10% Live Entertainment Tax (L.E.T.) will be added to all ticket sales.

Get your tickets HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fayne-friends-at-viva-las-vegas-event-center-tickets-11563353301

Tropicana Lounge, June 8, 15 and 16

Hey everyone,

Just a quick announcement that Greg Hartline and I will be back at The NEW Tropicana Las Vegas for 3 dates this month, June 8, 15 & 16! Here’s all the info…hope to see you there!

ACOUSTIC JAZZ with Lisa Smith & Greg HartlineACOUSTIC JAZZ HAPPY HOUR

TROPICANA LOUNGE @
The NEW Tropicana Las Vegas!
3801 Las Vegas Blvd South

June 8, 15 & 16
5:00 – 8:00pm
HAPPY HOUR!
No cover charge, must be 21.

1/2 Price Drink Specials for all TropPlus Players Club Members
Get your card TODAY!

To find out more about Lisa Smith, Jazz Singer, visit: www.LisaSmithJazz.com

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ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT!!!

As most of you already know, my vocal trio “Dangerous Curves” has been busy in the studio creating & recording our first Christmas CD (you can read all the latest on our BLOG and even see some video of us LIVE in the studio!). Now, as we head into the FINAL DAYS of our IndieGogo fan-funding campaign, we REALLY need your help spreading the word!

We have raised a little over $4000, which is AWESOME…but it also means we are still about $2,250 shy of our goal…with only 3 days left (campaign ENDS this Friday, October 5)! AGH!!!!

So, just a quick reminder…if you have been meaning to contribute and take advantage of some of our FABULOUS perks (advanced copies of the CD, show tickets, custom merchandise, VIP entrance to our CD release party with champagne celebration, “associate producer” credit on the album, etc), but just haven’t done so yet, PLEASE do so now…we could really use your help…here’s the link: www.DangerousCurvesMusic.com

Or if you would rather not or cannot afford to contribute (no pressure, we totally understand), or if you’ve already become a Curvy Contributor, please help us by spreading the word…it would mean a lot to us!!! Remember, campaign ends this FRIDAY…just a few days away!!! :)

Thanks so much!
Lisa, Gret, Karen
The girls of “Dangerous Curves”

TO CONTRIBUTE: www.DangerousCurvesMusic.com
VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.DangerousCurvesLasVegas.com
VISIT OUR BLOG: www.DangerousCurvesLasVegas.wordpress.com

HERE’S A LITTLE PREVIEW: We are almost 1/2 way through the album, and we can’t WAIT for you to hear the finished project! Here’s a little VIDEO we shot while in the studio recording our Christmas version of “Glow Worm” this past week…check it out (ps> the version of “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):

Dangerous Curves’ Christmas CD – How YOU Can Be Involved!

As many of you know, my vocal trio “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 are 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 to 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: http://youtu.be/nctyr_ueku0

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

Sincerely,
Lisa, Gret & Karen
DANGEROUS CURVES
http://www.DangerousCurvesLasVegas.com
www.IndieGogo.com/DangerousCurvesLasVegas
702-518-CURV (2878)

LIVE JAZZ at The Dispensary Lounge!

Hope everyone is doing well and staying cool…we’re hitting record temperatures here in Vegas right now, and I love it (thanks to my air conditioned house and my air conditioned car)! LOL :)

Just a quick announcement that I will be singing at The Dispensary Lounge the next 2 Saturday nights (June 9 & 16) from 10:00pm – 2:00am…AND I’m going to have some KILLER jazz musicians with me: Gary Peterson on keys, Fred Watstein on bass, Mike Mechem (9th) & Jess Gopin (16th) on drums!!!

I am SOOOO excited about this gig because it’s truly gonna be all about the MUSIC…I’ll get to jam with some of the absolute best musicians in town and experiment with a bunch of “ultra-cool” NEW arrangements. There is no cover charge and no drink minimum at The Dispensary Lounge…but they do have great food, awesome drink specials, and of course, fabulous LIVE JAZZ!

Yes, I am VERY excited about this gig…hope to see you there! :)

The Dispensary Lounge
2451 E. Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
702.458.6343

“Finding Harmony on the Road Less Traveled”

Just wanted to take a few moments to brag about what’s been going on for my vocal trio, Dangerous Curves…it’s been a busy, successful couple of months! As you know, we’ve been in the studio recording our upcoming Christmas CD (to be released November 2012), and doing as many appearances around town as possible (Sun City Anthem, Ovations at Green Valley Ranch, Hit Parade at Suncoast Hotel, Tivoli Village in Summerlin, San Gennaro Feast, etc, etc…). We also have a newly REDESIGNED website (www.DangerousCurvesLasVegas.com) and BLOG (www.DangerousCurvesLasVegas.wordpress.com) to match our NEW photos & branding.

On top of all that, we premiered our new CABARET SHOW “Finding Harmony on the Road Less Traveled” at Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s in Studio City, CA and received rave reviews! No, seriously, RAVE REVIEWS from 2 very highly respected cabaret guys!!! It’s so exciting!

The first was from Don Grigware of BroadwayWorld.com. Here’s a little snippet from his review:

“All three are distinctly different beauties in talent, personality and looks, and when they come together, what voices and what beautiful harmony! Not that easy to find nowadays amongst vocalists who strive to overdo style, and scream and screech to grab instant recognition. These gals can really sing and harmonize, and indeed they did with fabulous musical director Dan Ellis at the piano throughout.” ~ Don Grigware, LosAngeles.BroadwayWorld.com, Dec 6, 2011

You can read the full review here: http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Reviews-Dangerous-Curves-Deliver-Harmoniously-Sterlings-20111206##ixzz1iQqqluPj

The other review was by Robert Machray of BlogCritics.org…here’s just a little taste of what he had to say:

“These women are totally professional and are obviously skilled and experienced performers….Their voices blend together beautifully and one couldn’t help but be brought back to an earlier time when groups, male and female, were at the top of their game. They were reminiscent of the Andrews sisters but with a more modern sensibility….I look forward to seeing and hearing this group again.” ~ Robert Machray, BlogCritics.org, Dec 9, 2011

To read the FULL review, click here: http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/cabaret-review-la-dangerous-curves-at/

"Dangerous Curves" with Dan Ellis (musical director) & Michael Sterling following our performance at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's

And if that weren’t enough, Don Grigware just published his “Best in LA Theatre” picks and named us one of the 4 BEST Female Cabaret Artists appearing in Los Angeles in 2011! Shu’ up…really?!? How cool is that! The 3 other artists chosen were Ann Hampton Callaway, Maxine Lapiduss & Freda Payne…nice company, huh? :)

Yes, indeed, things are very good in CURVY land right now!!

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THIS WEEKEND at Rhythm Kitchen with Blu Flame 6!

Quick Announcement:

THIS WEEKEND, Friday, August 19 & Saturday, August 20th, I will be singing with Blu Flame 6 at The Rhythm Kitchen in Las Vegas!

Here’s all the info….HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT! :)

BluFlame6 featuring Jazz Vocalist Lisa Smith
2 nights ONLY, special appearance, at The Rhythm Kitchen!

Blu Flame 6 is a Retro-sonic Jump R & B band, with a generous amount of Soul, ladled into a mélange of steamy Latin, Delta-Blues, and Funky rhythms. Blu Flame 6 has all burners on high…

Don’t miss this EXCITING evening of INCREDIBLE MUSIC!

9:00pm – 12:00am
GREAT FOOD….DRINK SPECIALS!

The Rhythm Kitchen
6435 S. Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 767-8438

Tickets $10 at the door
(or contact Eddie Sasso, of Blu Flame 6, to purchase advanced tickets @ 702-496-1547)