Sandy Kastel's Women in Music and Arts Radio Show on KLAV AM 1230

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LIVE WEDNESDAYS AT NOON (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (PST) ON Las Vegas, Nevada station - KLAV, 1230 on the dial.
also, LIVE on the INTERNET at:

Show rebroadcasts every ____TBD________pm (PST) on the Internet station:


“Featured Guest Artist”


MAY 16TH SHOW - TURNING YOUR TALENTS INTO A CAREER: We will explore the careers of Women and Men in Music and the Arts - Their inspiration, education and steps to becoming professionals in their area of the arts.



Artist, Terry Ritter

Singer/Songwriter, Linda Addington

UNLV Graduate Students Embarking on New Careers:

Fantasy Novel Writer, Angelique Stefanelli

Special Effects Make-up, Artist Jason Berman


Kevin Parsons and Erik Bowman

To learn more about these authors, please go to the links page.


FOR PAST SHOWS go to the VegasAllNetRadio website, then on the Women in Music and Arts page scroll down to the archive section.


TO BE A GUEST on future shows, please go to the "Be a Guest" page.


Every week "Women in Music and Arts", Hosted by Sandy Kastel, will bring you an inside look into the performing, visual and literary arts. Guests on the show will share their stories, their vision, their struggles, the challenges and rewards. We will keep you updated on events locally and how you can become involved by becoming a member of WIMA. We will introduce you to musicians, singers, songwriters, painters, sculptors, authors and speakers. We will inspire you to follow your dreams and achieve your goals. We will talk about the business side of building a career in the arts. We will offer you workshop secrets directly from the experts.
Listeners of the show are encouraged to participate in the show by sending us your questions, or comments, via email, to be read on the air. We want your advice to share with others. We welcome your questions of how to proceed with your project. Regardless of whether you are a seasoned performer or artist, or new to the industry and need guidance, or just someone with an idea and curious about what it takes to get started, we are here to help.

Women in Music and Arts
Find Archived Shows At The Following Link:

WIMA International Presents
Sandy Kastel’s Empowering Women Workshops

“Tapping into Your Talents”


SANDY KASTEL, Recording Artist, Author and Founder of Women in Music and Arts, who gives you the tools and techniques to turn your talents into careers with her inspiring story “Don’t Tell Me I Can’t.”

AIMMEE KODACHIAN, Author of the inspiring true story,”Tears of Hope” which recounts the tragic and difficult obstacles she faced as a Middle Eastern Armenian woman living through the 1975 Lebanese Civil War. Aimmee guides many people through insightful step by step processes in her Life Transformation Seminar series.  People leave recharged with a new perspective and powerful tools.  She teaches you how to live your true purpose and empower your world, by maximizing your unique gifts and unleashing your full potential in “Stay Focused.”

ERIC JOHNSON, Speaker and Business Coach who will help you take your dreams, your passions and bring everything together so that you can achieve your ultimate goal with “How to Finish Your Project”

Saturday June 30th, 2012
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hampton Inn & Suites
421 West Astaire Road
Henderson, NV 89014

Early Bird Special by June 16th ONLY $39
After June 16th $59 (Workshop Includes Continental Breakfast & Workbook)
“Tapping into Your Talents” DVD Available $20 (when purchased with Early Bird Special by June 16th)
Optional Lunch (not included with price of workshop) -  Connect with the Authors & Speakers afterwards at Mimi’s Cafe
Register Online

“The passion for our dreams lies within our souls, waiting to become reality.”
~ Sandy Kastel

Many of our WIMA Members are featured in the Life Choices Books with Judi Moreo of Turning Point International
Life Choices Books
Messages of Courage & Hope from 26 Inspirational Authors

"Choices! We have choices. They are the source of the success in our lives. When things happen to us, we can choose to believe they happened for a reason. We can discover opportunities in the most difficult experiences if we are willing to look for them. It is what we choose to think about each experience that determines how we respond to it. How we respond determines whether or not we find richer, more purposeful, more joyful lives. We are the only ones who can choose our attitudes and the principles that we live by. Choose well, my friends. Choose well..."
Judi Moreo — Attitude is a Choice
The Life Choices books are a series in which real people share their stories of over-coming obstacles, putting lives back together and following their passions to create successful, significant lives.
While the stories shared differ in context, they share a common thread of courage, hope and fulfillment.  No matter what obstacles you encounter, or how many pieces your life is in, there is a way to find a new path, make a new choice and create a better life.
It is through life’s challenges that we find our strength.  It is the choices we make along the way that determine whether we remain victims of our circumstance or become victors.  There is no such thing as life without struggle. No one comes out of struggle the same as he or she was when it began.  Everyone has to make choices between giving up or growing stronger.
In the pages of these books, you will discover how the authors have taken a variety of paths to find their own way back to wholeness and success.  May they be the inspiration for you to continue your journey, make new choices and create a new life?

To order books see button at bottom of column

This captivating series of books is offered online at

Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths by Sandy Kastel, Judi Moreo, Jennifer Joseph Lier

Available online

This empowering collection of stories reminds us that we all have choices, and the choices we make are what determine the course of our lives. The authors of these stories are real people who have reached into the depths of their souls to share their inspiring journeys when navigating the difficult paths of their lives. These extraordinary people have persevered against the odds and made choices that enabled them to achieve successful lives. Through their experiences, we can find many important lessons to help us avoid wrong turns and blind alleys. Their stories show us that we can overcome our challenges and live more satisfying, passion filled lives.

What People are saying about these books:
“At a time in our country when bleakness is prevalent, how uplifting to have a book which shares positive turning points in people’s lives. A most worthwhile read.”
Jack Sheehan, Author
Quiet Kingmaker of Las Vegas; The Class of ’47; Skin City
“In strange and uncertain times, such as those we now live in, you will find hope and encouragement in this wonderful book.”
Patricia Fripp, Past President, National Speakers Association
Author, Get What You Want

Life Choices: Pursuing Your Passion by Sandy Kastel, Ann Parenti, Dallas Humble

If you have ever had a dream that you wanted to pursue but didn't have the courage, if you've ever wanted to do something that you didn't think you could do, if you have ever wanted to go somewhere but didn't believe it was possible… READ THIS BOOK. Twenty-six authors share with you how they pursued their passions and made their dreams become reality.


Available online

$24.95 – Life Choices: It’s Never Too Late

$24.95 – Life Choices: Putting the Pieces Together

$24.95 – Life Choices: Pursuing Your Passion

$24.95 – Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths

Did you ever have the desire to dance, sing, act, write, make a film, but don't know how to begin? It may be easier than you think. Take a class - There are classes all over town for children and adults. Go back to school. UNLV offers adult education classes. Study online. There are many online courses you can take to expand your knowledge. Do you have a finished work of literature that may need editing and are uncertain of what to do next? We will give you tips and and share our experiences with you.Tune in and listen as we discuss the various aspects of what it takes to pursue your passions. This show is designed to give the listener the necessary tools needed to accomplish your dreams, no matter what genre or level of skill you are trying to achieve. Whether publishing your memoir for friends and family, or dreaming of becoming an accomplished painter, or simply want to fulfill your desire to perform in community theater, write for television, movies, newspapers or magazines, tune in every other Wednesday at 12:00 PM (PST) to KLAV 1230 AM on the dial, and we will offer guidance that may help you to achieve your goals. We also broadcast live at 12:00 PM on the internet station and rebroadcast at _TBD___PM (PST) every ____TBD____ on, both stream worldwide. In addition, an MP3 of the show will be added to the Vegas All Net Radio website after every broadcast. We will maintain an archive of each show for your convenience, available 24/7.  

Radio Show Air Dates For 2012 and Line-up:

May 16th - TURNING YOUR TALENTS INTO A CAREER: We will explore the careers of members of Women in Music and Arts. Their inspiration and steps to become professionals in their area of the arts.
Guests: Artist Terry Ritter, Singer/Songwriter Linda Addington, UNLV Graduate Students Fantasy Writer Angelique Stefanelli and Special Effects Make-up Artist Jason Berman


Future shows:

May 23rd -  


May 30th -


June 6th -


June 13th -

June 20th - Guest:

June 27th -

July 4th -

July 11th -

July 18th -

July 25th -


Additional Show Schedule

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

5th, 12th,  19th, 26th

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st    

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

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WIMA Presents "Lunch with Sandy" at Siena Italian Restaurant


Women in Music and Arts Presents Singin' & Swingin' at the E-String


“Singin’ & Swingin’ at the E-String”


Bright Eyes – Band Feature

Polka Dots – Band Feature

Lullaby of Birdland – Sandy Kastel

When I Fall in Love – Dolly Coulter

Imagination – Band Feature

Flight to Nassau – Band Feature

All That Jazz – Marchand Melcher

Black Coffee – Kellie Wright

Pretty One – Band Feature

Things Ain’t What they Used to Be – Band Feature

Sinatra Medley – Sandy Kastel

Carmelo’s by the Freeway – Band Feature


BeBop Charlie – Band Feature

Warm Breeze – Band Feature

Why Don’t You Do Right – Sandy Kastel

Georgia – Ann Parenti

It Had to Be You – Dolly Coulter

Moon Shot – Band Feature

Summertime – Joi Jeffries

Birthday Song – TayParis, Skyy & Kandyance

Blue Moon – Kellie Wright

Bunch of Blues – Band Feature

Just Friends – Band Feature

All Right, You Win – Sandy Kastel

Groovin’ Hard – Band Feature


SANDY KASTEL & WIMA. At four years old Sandy knew she wanted to be a singer. She recruited the neighborhood children, staged shows and encouraged the girl next door with polio to participate, helping her learn the words and movements. Since then Sandy has performed on stages throughout the United States and Canada, won talent awards in the Miss America pageant, taught movement techniques in the Theater Department at UNLV, designed clothing in Los Angeles, created a series of Egyptian Princess bronze sculptures, written songs, recorded albums and produced videos and a documentary. The constant passion in her life has been encouraging others to follow their dreams and pursue their passions.  Sharing her vision with her friends Sandy created WIMA and the Women in Music and Arts Foundation dedicated to “Empowering Artists of All Ages through Education & Mentorship.”

DOLLY COULTER has performed with Lola Falana, Juliet Prowse and Sergio Franchi. In Summer Rep Theater at UNLV she was Mary Magdalene in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, Auntie Em in “The Wiz” and belted out the high notes in “Smokey Joes Cafe”. Dolly received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Mrs. Johnston in “Blood Brothers” and the Beggar Woman in “Sweeny Todd” at the Horn Theatre-CCSN. Dolly played guitar and piano as part of an all-girl band Celtic Rock band Killian’s Angels. An accomplished composer, Dolly co-wrote and directed “Back-Up the Legendary Musical” at the Winchester Theatre in association with the Performing Arts Society.

KELLIE WRIGHT Originally from Australia, Kellie Wright has enjoyed a career in entertainment that has spanned the globe singing with many bands in Japan and the US, performing in production shows and working as a studio session singer. She was a featured singer in “Jubilee!” at Bally’s Hotel, portrayed Ms Lily in the long running “Golden Horseshoe Review” at Disneyland, BOTTOMS UP with Rip Taylor, Mrs. Vitale in  “Tony n Tina’s Wedding,” and the title role in “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Kellie currently performs with her “All Star Swing Band” and in “Divas Undercover” for Farrington Productions and as Ms Mona in “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas” at The Plaza Hotel and Casino.

ANN PARENTI decided to let her hidden talents become known during the past few years.  Ann created a seminar series called POSSIBILITIES that focuses on communication, law of attraction and meditation.  Under the POSSIBILITIES umbrella is a speaker’s series that she does bi-yearly to raise funds for local charities.  In addition, she is an accomplished singer/songwriter.  Ann has released her first song “As Promised” based on A Course in Miracles and her new single “ I Don’t Know Why” on her own record label called Forgotten Song Productions. Ann performs at numerous charity events and churches. She was coordinator for SongsAlive!, a non-profit singer/songwriter group in Las Vegas in 2011, is a member of ASCAP,  Positive Music Association, CD Baby, TAXI and WIMA.

JOI JEFFRIES is a songwriter, playwright, fashion designer and actress. She was featured in “Mahogany” with Diana Ross & Bille D. Williams, sang soprano parts on Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way,” studied the arts in Chicago at Kennedy King College and Valley College in Van Nuys, CA. Joi toured with Red Fox with her own vocal group Milk & Honey and is currently a celebrity fashion stylist, wardrobe designer and music librarian for the California Dreamin’ Orchestra under the leadership of John Tu in Orange County, CA. Joi is joined this afternoon by her daughter TayParis and granddaughters Skyy & Kandyance, who will be singing Happy Birthday to her.

MARCHAND MELCHER has performed extensively in the Orient, Europe, Hawaii and the United States. She feels her style is “French Country Jazz.” Marchand danced with the Russion Troup, The Smaltzoff Ballet Company, has performed for Presidents Ronald Reagan & Bill Clinton and then governor George Bush, as the featured performer at the Crystal Ball in Dallas, TX. Marchand is a songwriter, international recording artist and has released three cd’s “Coronado A La Francaise,” “Morningstar” and “Rhythm in Love.”

THE JIM HEMMING’S ELDORADO STREET BIG BAND - Many of these musicians have worked in the industry for over 40 years. They have played with the biggest stars in major hotels in Las Vegas and around the world. WIMA is fortunate to perform with such and amazing group of musicians: Dick Kastel, Uli Geissendoerfer, Ben Williams, Howard Agster, John Asti, Roger Hall, Ron Brandvik, Jim Lewis, Curt Miller, Jon Klokow, Neil Maxa, Paul Munger, Dan Michler, Tony Crapis, Lou Gonzales & Steve Filippini.

ARTIST TERRY RITTER performed in many shows including “Folies Bergere” at the Tropicana and “Pinups at the Movies” at the Sahara (with Sandy Kastel). She was a featured singer with “Winchester Cathedral” and stared as “Reba” with Legends in Concert. Alongside her career as an entertainer for over 30 years, Terry has been painting portraits, celebrities and Las Vegas Showgirls. Terry’s newest installation “Folies in Flight” is scheduled to be unveiled at the Las Vegas International Airport June 6th, 2012.

MARSHA ROSS, a singer, artist and new member of WIMA has created a wonderful opportunity for the community by Hosting shows at the E-String with Las Vegas Jazz Conversations. As she said in her interview with Michael Lyle for the “View,” "Everyone has something to say. When someone says something, the bass will answer and say its comment. The sax hears (what the bass) says and has a comment, too. But then the trumpet wants to talk, too. It's just musicians talking to each other."


“Empowering Artists Of All Ages

Through Education & Mentorship”

The Women in Music and Arts Foundation

Is A Non-Profit Organization

Comprising Of Dynamic, Influential Women

In The Performing, Visual And Literary Arts

Raising Awareness In The Global Community

Preserving The Legacy Of The Feminine Influence

Within These Industries Worldwide

Providing Educational Seminars, Workshops, Conferences

Community Outreach Programs And Scholarships


All our WIMA Members and Sponsors Janet Robbins, Beverly Hurley, Anita Alderman, Dolly Coulter, Terry Ritter, Roberta Shefren-Baskin, Tanja Nikolic, Cindy Davis, Judi Moreo, Susan Haller, Ann Parenti, Amy Frost, Rungano  Mashapure, Videographers David Taylor, Dale Sweetland & Rhett Nielson, Janice Marie Wilson, Diane Clough, Scott Taylor, Mark Taylor, Hair Stylist Jayne Mock & Vivian G. at Lakeside Salon, Grace Ferreri at Suite One Salon, Lissane Forrello at Salon Dushons, Joe Lake founder Children’s Miracle Network, Kirk Ryder with Miss America Pageant, James Canfield & Cindy Fox at Nevada Ballet, my family and friends and many more who support

Women in Music and Arts


Marsha Ross, a singer, artist and new member of WIMA has created a wonderful opportunity for the community by Hosting shows at the E-String with Las Vegas Jazz Conversations. As she said in her interview with Michael Lyle for the “View,” “Everyone has something to say. When someone says something, the bass will answer and say its comment. The sax hears (what the bass) says and has a comment, too. But then the trumpet wants to talk, too. It’s just musicians talking to each other.”

To Become A Member

Make A Donation or Become A Sponsor

Contact: Sandy Kastel

at the

WIMA Foundation

9101 W. Sahara Ave., 105-129

Las Vegas, NV 89117


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I'm Excited about our upcoming Event at the E-String

Good Morning Las Vegas!  I am looking forward to our upcoming event at the E-String April 21st.

We have a great line-up of guest singers including WIMA Members Ann Parenti Dolly Coulter Kellie Wright Joi Jeffries, Marchand Melcher and myself!

Joining us is the Jim Hemming Eldorado Street Big Band with Dick Kastel & John Asti on tenor, Roger Hall & Jim Lewis on alto, Dan Michler, Tony Crapis, Lou Gonzales & Steve Filippini on Trumpet, Curt Miller, John Klokow, Neil Maxa & Paul Munger on Trombone, Ben Williams on bass, Howard Axter on drums & Uli Geissendoerfer on piano.

The Women in Music and Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization "Empowering Artists of All Ages through Education & Mentorship."


Saturday April 21st
2 pm - 5 pm

2031 West Sunset Road
Henderson NV 89014

$10 Cover at the Door
Tickets will be on sale for Raffle Prizes
All Proceeds from Raffle Prizes Donated to the WIMA Scholarship Fund

Call for Reservations: 702-453-8451

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