Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sirens & Strings: Finishing the Journey

 
 
 
Friday, September 20th will mark the conclusion of a journey we took 2 years ago, where we made it our effort to give platforms to female musicians showcasing their original material.
 
 
Sirens & Strings: An Acou-chix Experience started in June 2011 where we had 11 acts perform from folk to rock, R&B to pop, and in the six editions previous, we had various artists from all walks of life contribute to our program. We are proud to say thanks to all who took time to provide audiences an awareness of future superstars.
 
This Friday will mark the seventh and final installment with some returnees (Brie Goldsobel, The Threes and Kazoots) who came from the beginning and some making their Conundrum debut (Maggie Baugh, Neysa BlayChrissen Brand, Bianca Jade, and The Bows and Ties). We believe we have come full circle and hope to attend this conclusion to our Acou-chix journey.
 
 
The series finale of Sirens & Strings: An Acou-chix Experience will be held at Gigi's Music Cafe. Address is 4385 Pine Island Road in Sunrise. For more info, visit our Facebook or www.conundrumstages.net. Or visit www.musicianstream.com/conundrum and view it online. Show starts at 8pm.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Conundrum Stages Itinerary

I know, I know....sometimes I treat this blog like a stepchild....busy like a deadbeat dad.

But just wanted to drop a line to tell you there is a lot going on:

First up is on September 20th, Friday night at 8pm will be our final edition of Sirens & Strings: An Acou-chix Experience. It's been a great two years featuring some of the veteran and emerging female musicians that took time to share their original music to the public. This will be held at Gigi's Music Cafe in Sunrise. Will speak about more details later.

On Sunday, September 29th, we make our debut at a new venue called R.E.D. Stripe Cafe/Lounge in downtown Hollywood, where we will be featuring comedy and music in a new program we call The Happy Hour. This will start from 7pm.

Wednesday, October 2nd, we take our talents back to South Beach for our third and final songwriter session at the Van Dyke Cafe in Miami Beach. From 9pm to 1am, hear local talent.

Saturday, October 5th, we collaborate with the World and Eye Arts Center in Fort Lauderdale for their coffeehouse series featuring avid contributors Rachel Faro and Sarah Walker. Starts at 8:30.

Fridays, October 18th and 25th, we relaunch our 2 night singerfest called VOCAPALOOZA 2013. Back at Gigi's Music Cafe in Sunrise, starting at 8pm. Looking for talented singers showcasing their various styles of music.

All events are free to the public with the exception of the Van Dyke ($5 cover) and World and Eye ($15). For more info, please check out our Facebook page for current activity and thank you all for your support of live performance in South Florida.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Five So Far: Conundrum Stages celebrates its 5th Anniversary



On June 21st and 22 (which happens to be 6 days away, sorry for the late post, been busy...), Conundrum Stages will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary with a 2 night retrospective showcase featuring many past and present performers who have been contributing to our recurring programs.

There will be all arts and entertainment happening at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in their New River Room. Both shows start at 8pm, with a suggested donation of $5. Please feel free to jump on our Facebook or Twitter pages under Conundrum Stages for more info.

If you can't be there in person, the 2 nights will be viewed live on the internet. Just go to www.musicianstream.com/conundrum and see it on June 21st and 22nd.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Acou-chix come to Miami


Our next edition of Sirens & Strings: An Acou-chix Experience will take place on Friday, April 26th in South Miami. We will present this with our partners at Artistic Vibes, another presenter of live performance that now has a studio based in the Falls Arts District.

We have been working in tandem with Artistic Vibes for the past two years since their existence. The started doing open mics at Holleman's Restaurant two years ago. Since then, they are now doing a weekly open mic on Thursdays and a monthly comedy show. Now we are looking forward to having our flagship music program at their own venue (which is now a year old).

Stephanie Rodriguez aka Quills is the co-founding managing director of Artistic Vibes and is returning as host. Miss Rodriguez was the first host when S&S debuted in June 2011 and she stewarded our 2nd edition in September of the same year. How fitting it is to have her lead again in her own home next Friday.

Our lineup includes another eclectic mix of South Florida talent including Cisca, Chrissen Brand, Paula Gavinio (making her US debut), Nickie Leon, Denise Losa, Justina Shandler, Megan Talay and the band called Things. Special guest will be Hip-hop artist Liz Harlow.

Artistic Vibes (www.artistic-vibes.com) Performance Studio is located at 12986 SW 89th Avenue, Miami. The zip code is 33176. For more info, you can visit their website as well as www.conundrumstages.net.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rebels for a Cause: our first ever benefit




 
 
We just did our first ever benefit concert at the Beat Cup Cafe in Delray Beach called Rebels for a Cause. Seven musical acts were featured, plus some cameo appearances and poetry; all proceeds went to an organization called Life for the World, assisting the needs of those who reside in the country of Haiti.
 
The fundraiser was hosted and spearheaded by Dana DellaCamera, lead singer of the rock group Nakedown. Dana's goal was to raise $1000 for Life for the World, which will help those in need overseas. As an avid contributor to past Conundrum programs, we wanted to assist her in her campaign. The fundraiser was a success as $350 was raised privately, $400 was raised through the benefit and another $250 was promised.
 
We want to take the time out to thank all who were involved: musicians Mathew Sydney, Brie Goldsobel, Denise Losa; vocalists Michaela Paige and Whitney White; rapper Bonus, comedian Ralph Laguerre and instrumentalist Jonathan Doda for making cameo appearances; Special thanks goes to the Beat Cup Cafe for having us again, plus Beat Cup's co-owner Eric Perna for putting together a collaboration ensemble band to close out the night.
 
We hope to continue the spirit of giving by doing an annual benefit as a way for Conundrum Stages to give back to the community. Special thanks goes to Miss DellaCamera for being that inspiration.
 
From top to bottom: Dana DellaCamera & Kevin Morales of Nakedown, Denise Losa, poet Jasira Monique and Mathew Sydney
 
Photo Credit: Tabatha Mudra
 
 
 
 

Monday, February 4, 2013

The SpeakOut 4, Friday, February 22nd in Sunrise


The SpeakOut, our annual poetry compilation, returns for its 4th year at Gigi's Music Cafe in Sunrise. This is a menagerie of various disciplines including free verse, spoken word and slam including musical guests.

This will take place on Friday, February 22nd, 8pm. Admission will be free. Gigi's is located at 4385 N. Pine Island Road in Sunrise. See you there!


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday House 2012 Cornucopia

This coming Friday, our 3rd annual gathering of performers will be at Wilton's Bier Garden and this lineup will not disappoint:

Returnees:

BONUS
Our avid Conundrum Hip-hopper is on his 3rd appearance to our soiree. Look for him to perform some
tracks off of his new LP, Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover.

JOEY SEXTON
Mr. Sexton and his crew returns to Conundrum after performing at our Funny Business event in October.
Look out for that "Steve Urkel Purple" once again to grace our stage.

ARMANDO SANTANA
The New World School of the Arts senior returns with another one of his original monologues after contributing to our Funny Business show.

BRIAN POEM
Local Spoken Word phenom comes back to Conundrum with a new swag of poetry personified.

CALZONE SPACESHIP
The sketch gentlemen will be making their landing at the Holiday House with some skits that will either
have you rolling on the floor or something else....

Debuts:

RALPH LAGUERRE
Wellington's comedy man will be making his way South to grace our stage with his comedic missives.

FRESH THEATRE PROJECT
Another theatre upstart makes their Conundrum debut with a preview of their inaugural production. What is it? Come to OurHouse and find out.

AMALI
Vocalist/poet will be making her debut with her soulful stirrings.

CHAMELEON
A new, innovative project mixing theater, music, and multimedia will also be previewed at OurHouse.

...and there will be more.

But in order to find out what else is in store, be at Wilton's Bier Garden this Friday. Address is 2245 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Show begins at 8pm and admission is Free. Donations will be accepted, proceeds going to the Poverello Center, an organization that assists those affected by HIV/AIDS.

For more info, email conundrumstages@ymail.com