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!”

Friday Night’s Gig at PRESIDIO!

Had such a great time on last night’s gig at PRESIDIO Restaurant at The District at Green Valley Ranch! I have to admit, though, I was really nervous going into it.

To begin with, we had a brand new guitarist on the gig (John Falbo), whom I had NEVER played with before, and even though I had my regular keyboardist & drummer (Tony Branco & Gary Olds) with me, 90% of the music we ended up doing was NOT the classic jazz stuff we usually do TOGETHER. Scary! And although I’ve sung Motown, R&B & some Rock in the past with other bands, I’d say close to 50% of what we did last night was completely brand new to me as well. LOTS of new songs! But, guess what? It turned out great! John was flippin’ A-MAZING on the guitar…really, really incredible. And Tony and Gary are such pros..listening to them, you would think they’d been playing that stuff together for years.

So I’d like to send out a HUGE thank you to Perry Bruno (manager of PRESIDIO Restaurant) for having us there…seriously, one of the NICEST guys in Vegas AND a really fantastic musician himself (he sat in on drums during the last set for a totally kick-a$& rendition of  “Teach Me Tonight”….very, very fun!).

Here’s some video from the gig that I posted to YouTube this morning:

Not sure when we’ll be back, but if you get a chance, go check out the restaurant…really great food and the nicest staff ever! PRESIDIO Restaurant (formerly Kennedy Tavern), 2235 Village Walk Drive, Suite 141, Henderson, NV 89052

Have a great weekend everyone!

“Dangerous Curves” at Starbright Theatre!

Dangerous Curves at Starbright TheatreQUICK ANNOUNCEMENT! Mother’s Day weekend, May 8th, 2010, at 7:00pm, Dangerous Curves (Karen Merstik-Michaels, Margaret Menzies, Lisa Smith) will be performing their show “Girl Talk” at the beautiful Starbright Theatre in Summerlin. “Girl Talk” is true potpourri of time-tested audience favorites. From classic songs by artists like the Andrews Sisters and Judy Garland to the Billboard Hits and Broadway melodies you’ve come to love…plus a special inspirational section dedicated to all the wonderful Moms out there!

We will be accompanied by some of the BEST musicians in town (Tony Branco on piano/keyboards, Jeff Davis on bass, and Gary Olds on drums) and are excited to be joined by special guests Fifth Avenue and singer/guitarist Ray Jon!

Here’s a quick run-down of the show as it stands right now:

  • SING into LET LOVE BEGIN
  • NATURAL WOMAN
  • 1940’s RADIO MEDLEY (Sentimental Journey, Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Old Cape Cod, Lullaby of Broadway)
  • HOLD ON (with special guest artist Ray Jon on acoustic guitar)
  • CLOUDBURST
  • FAITHLESS LOVE
  • IS THIS ANYWAY TO FALL IN LOVE
  • SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (special arrangement by Trini Garza)
  • IF YOU HADN’T, BUT YOU DID
  • UNEXPECTED SONG
  • JUDY GARLAND MEDLEY (Get Happy, You Made Me Love You, The Trolley Song, San Francisco, Rock-a-Bye My Baby, Smile, Mr. Monotony, The Man That Got Away, Over the Rainbow)
  • I’M BECOMING MY MOTHER
  • HOW YOU LIVE
  • HEAR MY SONG
  • GOD BLESS AMERICA (special acapella arrangement with special guests Fifth Avenue)
  • MOON RIVER
  • AIN’T NOBODY HERE BUT US CHICKENS
  • I’M A WOMAN

Make sure you see this FANTASTIC show…it’s the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift!

Here’s all the info!

One Performance Only!
Starbright Theatre
Saturday, May 8, 2010
7:00-8:30pm

$15 Sun City Residents/$18 Non-Residents

TICKETS ON SALE 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 8 A.M. – 9 P.M.
Show tickets may be purchased at Desert Vista, Mountain Shadows and Pinnacle community centers. All ticket sales are check or cash (exact change required). No credit cards accepted. (Ticket price includes LET)
Call the box office for more info: (702) 240-1301

Starbright Theatre, Sun City Summerlin
2225 Thomas W Ryan Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Click HERE for Map & Directions via Google Maps