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BWW Reviews: Dangerous Curves Deliver Harmoniously @ Sterling's


On Sunday December 4 Las Vegas' popular female trio Dangerous Curves performed @ Sterling's Upstairs @ Vitello's.  Lisa Smith, Karen Michaels & Margaret Menzies, who comprise Dangerous Curves sang solo and together in a 75 minute varied set that just about blew their audience away. 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.

Using the title Finding Harmony on the Road Less Travelled the gals incorporated traditional  and newer style pop, jazz, rock and Broadway. Highlights of the evening included: their grab'em opener "Sing", Hendricks' and Ross' eclectically jazzy "Cloudburst", Smith's lovely interp of "Someone to Watch Over Me", Michaels' great rendition of "Faithless Love", Menzies' intro to a terrific Judy Garland medley from all three, including: "You Made Me Love You", "Rockabye Your Baby", Charlie Chaplin's gorgeous "Smile", "The Man That Got Away", the rarely heard "Mr. Monotony" and of course "Over the Rainbow". For Broadway stalwarts like myself, we were treated to a Stephen Sondheim medley that blended: "Anyone Can Whistle", "Being Alive", "No One Is Alone" and "Not While I'm Around". Menzies talked about how much Garland has influenced most female singers and how Sondheim's lyrics really interpret the character an actress is playing. The gals payed tribute to their friendship with "Moon River", did a cute "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" and put out the idea to everyone of follow your dreams with "Sing Your Own Song". They closed with "I'm A Woman" and as encore did a splashing arrangement of their newly recorded "I'll Be Home for Christmas".

This was a splendid evening of song and merriment @ Sterling's, perhaps one of the finest of this past season. Michaels, Smith and Menzies all possess great vocal instruments individually, and, I'll say it again, when they put it together, the harmony is sensational, akin to the Lennon or McGuire Sisters, a sound you just do not hear enough of these days. I was over the moon. You will be too, if you purchase their CD Girl Talk:

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