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EMAV 10 Bites: Sandy Kastel, Performer

In every neighborhood, there is someone who makes the Arts a part of their life, and our community. You'd be surprised to discover how many different people use the arts to improve the quality of life in or hometown. EAT MORE ART! VEGAS will feature them regularly in our series "10 Bites."

What performing art do you do?

Musical Productions, TV Shows, Books, Albums/CD's, Videos

Why do you do it?

Because I love it; it's who I am; I love entertaining people; enjoy the process; I have to.

What’s your favorite production/performance so far?

Performing in my own show with big band, background singers and dancers; Miss America Pageant; Funny Girl, Sweet Charity, JCSS, Miss Hamford Beauty Pageant and Battle of the Bands

What jobs have you done other than being an artist?

Real Estate, Designing, Renovating and Building Homes, Designing Clothes, Teaching at UNLV

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

The reactions from the audience, standing ovations, comments after performance, purchase of cd's and merchandise and that my original songs touched their hearts.

What would you be doing if you weren't performing?

Something else creative.

Name something you love about Las Vegas, and why.

Las Vegas has so much to offer: blue skies year-round, desert, mountains, lake, culture, great dining, entertainment from around the world, outdoor activities i.e. hiking, mountain climbing, skiiing, water sports, boating, ballooning, night-life and more.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Follow your dreams. Do what you love. Stay on your path. If you get off track you can always get back on. Surround yourself by positive, supportive people. Perserverence. Balance in life.

What superpower would you have and why?

Helping others. Because I believe in helping others believe in themselves and pursue their dreams.

Any future projects?

Yes! Always. New Show. Writing new songs. Writing a musical. Writing a book. Performing in more shows.

Follow Sandy at: @SandyKastel

Are you a local artist of any discipline? Do you work with a company as a designer, stagehand or administrative staff? We'd love to get your 10 Bites to share. Fill out a form here, and you might be featured in a post!

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