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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“Dangerous Curves” Currently Booking for the 2013 Holiday Season!

“Dangerous Curves” Currently Booking for the 2013 Holiday Season!

My vocal trio, DANGEROUS CURVES (Karen Michaels, Lisa Smith, Margaret Menzies), is currently booking for the 2013 Holiday Season!!! If you work for a company or belong to a group that has an annual Christmas get-together or Holiday party, allow … Continue reading

DANGEROUS CURVES’ 2012 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Theatre Award Nomination!

OMG…my vocal trio, 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!

Please help us out…it is an INCREDIBLE honor just to be nominated, but how great would it be to actually WIN!?! :)

Thanks everyone!
Love, the Girls of Dangerous Curves (Lisa, Gret & Karen)

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
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“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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CALIFORNIA Here We Come!

This weekend, my vocal trio DANGEROUS CURVES will be heading to Studio City, CA to premier our brand new cabaret show “Finding Harmony on the Road Less Traveled” at the well-known Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s…and we are super-excited! Here are all the details:

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s
4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604
(Just south of Moorpark Street and north of Ventura Boulevard)

Dinner Seating 5:30-6:00pm * Showtime 7:00pm
Reservations a MUST! (818) 754-8700

VIP PACKAGE: $43 Per Person
*Includes VIP Reserved Seating, Entertainment Cover, Show & $13 toward Food and/or Drink form the Chef’s Specially Created VIP Menu!

Valet Parking Available ($3.50 per vehicle) * Ample residential neighborhood street parking is also available

ABOUT DANGEROUS CURVES: Under the musical direction of Dan Ellis, this Las Vegas-based trio (Lisa Smith, soprano; Margaret Menzies, mezzo; Karen Michaels, alto) joins powerhouse vocals with their famously delicious harmonies and the result is nothing short of spectacular! Bringing their own take on the timeless music of yesterday as well as an eclectic mix of Broadway, jazz, contemporary pop, and even country, Dangerous Curves has become renowned for reinventing, or “curvify”-ing musical favorites in the dynamic way only these girls can!

Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s seats up to 90 guests in a spacious “…yet intimate setting, reminiscent of the great cabaret supper clubs still existing today in the world renowned Broadway district of New York.” PLEASE join us for an evening of incredible music…we hope to see you there!!!

Life is Good!

Just wanted to take a few minutes to update my blog on everything that’s been happening lately. As always, things have been busy…which is a good thing. The Gold Coast Showroom gigs with my jazz trio continue to go well (see my calendar page HERE for list of upcoming dates) and Ron and I have been gearing up for our 2 Valentine’s Shows (one at Hit Parade at Suncoast Hotel & Casino and one at Roadhaven Resort in Apache Junction, AZ).

And speaking of Roadhaven Resort, the girls of Dangerous Curves (Margaret Menzies, Karen Michaels, Lisa Smith) just took a ROAD TRIP down there for a gig of our own last weekend. So much fun!!! We presented our most popular show “Girl Talk” for the residents there and we had a blast…not just at the show, but also traveling together! We drove down on Saturday (3 girls in a car together for 6 hours each way lends itself to LOTS of time for great talks and productive goal-setting) and we stayed at the fabulous Courtyard by Marriott at Chandler/Fashion Center (which we got for only $60 a night on Priceline!) through Monday. Very, very fun!

Clarion Hotel & Casino Poster

Clarion Hotel & Casino Poster

This past week also saw the opening of our Shades of Sinatra (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Ryan Baker, Larry Liso) show in the Wolf Theater at the Clarion Hotel & Casino, formerly the Greek Isles (well, not our “official” opening…that will happen on Feb 15th…but our first of 2 preview nights). We didn’t have a huge crowd there, partially due to the freezing-cold weather, but it was a respectable turnout of incredibly supportive friends and fans. This Tuesday we will have one more “preview” at 6:00pm, and then the following week we move to our regular schedule of EVERY Tuesday & Thursday night at 8:00pm. Here’s a brief description of the show:

This exciting new musical production pays tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes as these four dynamic performers lend their world-class vocal abilities to over 30 of his biggest hits, from touching, heartfelt solos to rousing group numbers. This non-stop, high-energy show is loaded with zany humor and off-the-cuff, good-natured ribbing, as well as poignant stories about the man and his music. So come and experience all your favorite, timeless classics performed by “Shades of Sinatra”!

Pretty cool, huh? You can visit our website at www.ShadesOfSinatra.com for more details and click HERE for a $10 off coupon toward General Admission!!

A Jazzy Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving! Well, it’s been a full couple of weeks for Dangerous Curves as we’ve been getting ready for our upcoming show, “A Jazzy Christmas”, at the Clark County Performing Arts Center (also called the Flamingo Library Theatre). Lots of music to arrange, learn, and memorize…costumes and stage decor to search for and purchase…video multimedia to prepare…advertising to design and send out…special appearances to promote our show…whew, I’m exhausted just typing it all out! :)

First of all, we’d like to send out a big thank you to Tony Branco, Gina Raakin, Trini Garza, Stewart Daylida, and our wonderful husbands (Ron, Dennis & Michael) for all they’ve done to help us get this show ready…it’s gonna be great! Secondly, we want to make sure YOU have all the pertinent info so that you can come to the show! Hope to see you there…

“A Jazzy Christmas”
with Dangerous Curves & Friends

Sunday, Dec 5, 2010
2:00pm (doors open at 1:30pm)

The girls of Dangerous Curves (Karen Michaels, Lisa Smith, Margaret Menzies) have gathered together a few of the best vocal groups in Las Vegas to kick-off your swingin’ holiday season and set the mood for a sparkling New Year! Polished and brighter than ever, from vintage standards to contemporary jazz, this show will inspire and reacquaint you with all your favorite Christmas tunes done in a completely new and Curvy way…like an assorted box of Christmas chocolates, there’s a delicious something for everyone!

With special guests Fifth Avenue (Rob Hyatt, Jerry Jones, Bryce Robinson, Jeff Celentano), the Swing City Dolls (Robin Berry Vincent, Natalie Carson, Connie Murray) and a few extra special SURPRISE GUESTS(!!), this is a show you do NOT want to miss!

Clark County Performing Arts Center
Flamingo Library Theatre
1401 E. Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Tickets only $15 at the door!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Okay, so as you can tell by my the fact that I am actually WRITING something, one of my New Year’s Resolutions is going to be to update my blog more often…like more than once every 6 months!!! LOL… So, I thought I would start the year with a few highlights from the past few months and give you a little update as to where things are now…

SEPTEMBER was a busy month for Ron and myself. First, we headed down to California over Labor Day weekend for my 20-year Young Americans Japan Tour Reunion…what a BLAST! So many people that I hadn’t seen in years…and they all looked fantastic (and surprisingly YOUNG…ya gotta love that about performers)! A HUGE thank you to Tiff, Craig & David for planning everything and putting in so much work to make sure the entire day was so successful…you guys are the best! Immediately upon returning, Ron and I went back to work preparing for the Heritage Makers Annual Convention, where we hosted the HM’s Got Talent competition, and performed a bunch of our own material, less than 2 weeks later. It was a LOT of work getting it all ready, but ended up being so much fun. Thanks so much to Doug, Brytt and Chris for inviting us to perform, and congratulations to the winners of the competition and to all who participated…you ladies ROCKED! The following week, I was off to the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco for a couple of days to sing an evening of Jazz at a swanky corporate event…got to sing all of my favorite music, wear a pretty dress, and I got paid too…gosh I LOVE my job!

Shades of Sinatra on Channel 13 News!

OCTOBER was equally as busy and also oh-so-much FUN! The first week was filled with special appearances with Shades of Sinatra as we went throughout Las Vegas (San Gennaro Feast, Radio Appearance on KJUL 104.3, Spotlight Appearance on Hit Parade, Television Appearance on KTNV-Channel 13 News) to promote our headlining weekend, October 3-4, at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino. We added several new songs to the show this past year–You Will Be My Music, Lady is a Tramp [Ella & Frank version], The House I Live In, Winners, One For My Baby, Where or When, Please Be Kind, Don’cha Go Away Mad–and the crowd really seemed to love all the new stuff.  As a bonus, we also got to promote our brand new CD!

The next week (from October 7-12), Ron and I flew to Hyannis, MA to rehearse & perform with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra for their Gershwin Pops Concert. Talk about FABULOUS and FUN! Wow, we could not have asked for a better experience. The symphony conductor, Jung-Ho Pak, is not ONLY one of the most talented conductors we’ve ever worked with, he is seriously one of THE NICEST people we’ve ever met! We cannot express enough what a wonderful experience it was working with him and with everyone involved with the orchestra…we are just so grateful for the opportunity we were given. The show turned out to be a wonderful success for all involved…the 1400-seat theatre was completely sold-out for EVERY night of the performance!

“Rhythmic razzle-dazzle, toe-tapping jazz and swinging tunes explode in a tribute to the indomitable master of melody, George Gershwin. From Broadway to the silver screen, from Fred Astaire to Sting, Gershwin’s creative output transcends musical styles and idioms with off-the-charts hits like An American in Paris, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, S’Wonderful, and Summertime.  An intriguing virtual performance of Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue combined with a dynamic singing duo, husband and wife team Ron and Lisa Smith, up the volume on a performance packed with entertainment.”

CMA Awards - October 15, 2009

From Gershwin to Motown…just a few days later I had the opportunity to perform the following songs,

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Natural Woman
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
My Girl/Guy
Proud Mary

for the Motown themed CMA Awards at the Golden Nugett Hotel & Casino, dressed in 1960’s clothing, complete with big, blond wig & 3-inch Go-Go boots (ouch!).  The event planner/client, Jodi, turned out to be incredibly nice and even followed up by writing a fabulous review on GigMasters when it was all finished:

“Lisa was easy to work with, accommodating, talented, adorable and fun! Everyone loved her. I’d recommend her to anyone.” – Jodi Owens, Event Planner for Credit Management Association, Las Vegas, NV (Oct 15, 2009)

Lisa Smith

The next day I headed down to Riverside, CA with Dennis & Karen Michaels (two of my very FAVORITE people to sing with!) to perform for the BIA (Builders Industry Association) Awards Dinner at the Mission Inn Hotel. We were hired by Stargazer Productions to do a “singing waiters” gig…lots of GREAT MUSIC and I didn’t actually have to wait on ANY TABLES! Gotta love that!! Lol… :)

I ended the month (October 31, Halloween night) at Les Artistes Steakhouse at the Paris Hotel & Casino, singing an evening of Jazz Standards with Gary Stevens (piano) & Jeff Davis (bass). Their “regular” singer had another gig that evening so I got to fill in…what a great night!

Um, feel free to call me again anytime guys…seriously, anytime!

Dangerous Curves at Lupus Walk, 2009

Las Vegas Lupus Walk!

NOVEMBER was mostly about rehearsing for the numerous Christmas gigs coming up in December! In addition to getting ready for our annual appearance at the Las Vegas Lupus Walk (where we sing the National Anthem every year for the Alliance for Lupus Research), the gals of Dangerous Curves decided to take on a few more “challenging” arrangements for the Holidays, including a KICK “A” big-band arrangement of Jingle Bells that ended up requiring a few more rehearsals than we were used to!!!!! But the good news is, it really paid off! In fact, we’re thinking about keeping that new rehearsal schedule as we head into the new year…

November also marked the beginning of the 3rd month of our album “Girl Talk” being on iTunes…it’s been really fun to watch the sales increase month after month!  It’s been getting great reviews too!  In addition, we used this month to finish our EPK (Electronic Press Kit) and create a NEW website. You can check them both out by visiting us on the web at www.DangerousCurvesLasVegas.com.  And remember, you can follow us on Twitter AND Facebook as well!

Howard Hewett, Lisa Smith, Galaxy GlennThe only other appearance I had in November was as the opening act for Howard Hewett (legendary singer/songwriter & former member of the group Shalamar) at the Coker Foundation Annual Benefit Concert.  The event was hosted by the very talented comedian Galaxy Glenn and I presented 30 minutes of Jazz, Blues and R&B. To be quite honest, I was more than a bit nervous opening for such incredible talent…but everyone was extremely nice, and the concert turned out to be a HUGE success! Whew!!!!

Dangerous Curves, Christmas 2009Well, that brings us to DECEMBER! The beginning of the month was all about Dangerous Curves…with 7 performances in 5 days, the girls were quite busy!  On December 6th we had the opportunity to sing at all 3 services for the wonderful congregation of New Song Church in Anthem…we sang an absolutely BEAUTIFUL a cappella arrangement of Star of Wonder, written by Terre Roche (of the incredible vocal trio, The Roches). Thank you to Pastor Dave & Pastor Marta for always being so welcoming and for inviting us back again & again!

Immediately following those performances, we jumped in our cars and headed down to the Library District Performing Arts Center for the Performing Arts Society of Nevada’s Annual Holiday Show, where we shared the stage with some of Las Vegas’ best talent, including three of OUR favorite musical ladies, Kellie Wright, Cyndi-Lee Mack & Dolly Coulter. We premiered our new Jingle Bells arrangement AND sang a very fun rendition of Santa Claus is Coming to Town with Dennis Michaels, based on the FABULOUS Bing Crosby/Andrews Sisters arrangement recorded back in 1943! Thanks Tom & John…we always have a great time performing in your shows!

On Wednesday, December 9th, we performed for the ROWC Annual Holiday Party out at Nellis AFB. We did 30 minutes of music, which included:

  • Star of Wonder
  • Love Being Here With You
  • Old-Time Radio Medley (Sentimental Journey, Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Old Cape Cod)
  • Cloudburst
  • Jingle Bells
  • Moon River
  • Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town

We had a wonderful time, and the ladies were so complimentary. A big thanks to Virginia & Janet for inviting us!

The next day, December 10, Dangerous Curves appeared on the Hit Parade Show at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino. Hosting that day were the incredibly talented Mark Giovi & Robin Vincent (of “Swing City Dolls”). We sang Jingle Bells & Star of Wonder. As always, we just LOVED performing for the Suncoast crowd…they are always so appreciative of everything we do!

We finished the week at Studio 8 Ten, downtown in the Art District, performing for their Annual Holiday Open House on Friday evening. We presented an hour of music (a mixture of Holiday music and some Dangerous Curves’ favorites) for the guests and staff. And talk about a wonderful cause…here’s a little information about Studio 8 Ten:

Studio 8 Ten is a non-profit arts and crafts studio providing paid training and employment for adults with disabilities in Las Vegas’ Transition Services supported employment programs. Resident artists train in the design, production, and sales of over 50 different handmade products, all unique to our company, and learn the specifics of running their own business. Studio 8 Ten fosters pride, self-sufficiency, and self-esteem by providing positive interaction with the community and opportunities to show off their personal talents. All proceeds from sales in the gift shop go directly back into the program to purchase supplies, upkeep facilities, and pay the individuals for their efforts.

Just before our performance at the Stirling Club, December 15, 2009

The following week, Ron and I performed a 30-minute version of our popular “Christmas Thru the Decades” Show for the Towne Club Holiday Luncheon at the Stirling Club at Turnberry Place. This is such a fun show to do because it includes all the BEST Holiday music from the 1930’s thru the 1960’s! Songs such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1934), Baby It’s Cold Outside (1944), Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1944), Let It Snow (1945), White Christmas (1947), Blue Christmas (1957), What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve (1960), Please Come Home for Christmas (1960), Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (1960), You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch (1966), and more…

(Note: The years given above are based on certain recordings of the individual songs, not necessarily the year the song was written.)

The week of the 21st, Ron and I performed the show 2 more times. First for the Foreign Travel Club Holiday Party (20-minute version of the show) at Desert Vista Community Center in Sun City Summerlin, and then out in Boulder City for the residents & staff of the Nevada State Veterans Home (full 1-hour show). Both audiences were so wonderful and appreciative…particularly at the Veterans Home. It is one of our all-time favorite places to perform! Thanks so much Angela for having us back again this year!

To see available shows OR to book Lisa & Ron Smith for YOUR event, please visit www.BeyondTalentProductions.com

New Year’s Eve found me at 2 different gigs at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino. The first was with Shades of Sinatra for our New Year’s at NOON Show in the main showroom, and the second was an evening of Jazz at SC Prime Steakhouse for their New Year’s Eve Dinner. Accompanied by the FABULOUSLY talented Dehner Franks on piano, it was an evening I will not soon forget! Completely wonderful in so many ways. To begin with, the restaurant is absolutely stunning, the food is spectacular, and everyone that works there is so nice. Secondly, it was such an HONOR to work with Dehner! He is so incredible and so much fun to sing with. I need to say a HUGE thank you to Glenda Zuhse (who recommended me for the gig, was SO sweet & accommodating the entire evening, and even arranged a Birthday cake for me!!!!) and Terry Jenkins for giving me the opportunity. Thanks for everything!

And that about wraps it up…2009 was quite a FULL year! I am grateful for so many things in my life–my family, my friends, my health, having a “job” that never feels like a job, those who actually take the time to read this blog :), etc–but I am MOST thankful for my dear, sweet, sexy, hard-working husband who is my best friend and supports me in everything I do…I love you so much honey…thanks for a great year!

Look out, 2010, HERE WE COME!