This Time Around
Direct from Las Vegas, singer/songwriter Sandy Kastel Brings her emotionally charged talents to the stage for a one-of-a-kind performance that includes red-hot choreography and a swinging big band sound reminiscent of an earlier Las Vegas to keep you snappin' & tappin' into the night. Yesterday's Supper-Club meets today's swing craze. Turn up the volume and turn down the lights for Sandy Kastel-In Concert! Kastel has been signed to the independent Las Vegas based label Silk & Satin Records. Kastel, whose father, Dick Kastel, worked with everyone from Henry Mancini and Michel Legrand to Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Shirley MacLaine, Juliet Prowse and Ann Margret, has been part of the Vegas entertainment scene since her earliest high school days, when she performed in shows like "Sweet Charity" and "Funny Girl." Over the years, she has performed at many of the major hotels (Sahara, Hilton, MGM Grand, Stardust) and was part of a popular spoof of musicals of the 30's called "Pinups At The Movies" that was the longest running show of it's time. Several years ago, she created and performed her own production show at the Blue Note, which is now the Planet Hollywood Aladdin; she penned it's theme song, calling it-what else?-"Only In Las Vegas." Kastel's cultural activities in Vegas extended earlier this year to a renewed involvement with the Miss America Pageant, which is now broadcast each January from the Las Vegas Aladdin. She attended various fundraising events and helped prep this year's Miss Nevada, Caydi Cole, for her judge's interview. Currently in the works is a personal partnership agreement with the Children's Miracle Network. In January, it was announced that the Miss America Organization teamed up with CMN to create not only an official national platform, but official state and local platforms as well. For Kastel, there is not only a physical connection to Las Vegas, but also a spiritual and emotional one. As a result, her deep, lifelong love of the city inspires everything she does, from her involvement in musically oriented cultural activities to her performances around town and the music on her album. From a dream...... to a desire..... to a reality.... Sandy Kastel.
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