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America’s Got Talent finalist to perform at UC


WILLIAMSBURG, KY. - Renowned storyteller, Joe Castillo, will be performing at University of the Cumberlands (UC) in the O. Wayne Rollins Center on October 4th at 9 pm. The performance is free and open to the public and highlights UC’s 125th Homecoming & Family Weekend.

Castillo’s craft inspired the nation during his time on NBC’s reality show, America’s Got Talent. In mid-September 2012, he became a finalist and continues to amaze audiences with his skills. One of his more famous pieces, “He is Alive”, portrays the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


As a world premier Sand Animation performer, Castillo sculpts sand into various pictures while light colors the sand and inspirational music is played in the background.

All are welcome to attend and experience this spectacular show. To watch some highlights of Castillo’s work visit

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit