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An Intimate Q&A with Singer, Songwriter and Actress Irene Cara

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Few performers have had the amazing success and influence of Irene Cara. Kelli Richards is pleased to host an intimate Q&A with Irene as part of her celebrity interview series.

Irene Cara shares about her new band, Hot Caramel. As an actress, Irene Cara received the Image Award for Best Actress for her work with Diahann Carroll in the NBC Movie of the Week, Sisters. She received an NAACP Image Award Nomination for her portrayal of Myrlie Evers in the PBS movie on Civil Rights Leader Medger Evers “For Us the Living." For Flashdance Irene Cara won 5 major awards, including Top Female Vocalist-Pop Singles and Pop Single of the Year. As a songwriter her talent earned her an Academy Award, 2 Grammys, a Golden Globe and a Peoples Choice Award for Flashdance. Irene Cara was the first African American female to win since Hattie McDaniel in 1939, plus the first Hispanic female since Rita Moreno and the first bi-racial female ever to win in any category - pre-dating Halle Berry by nearly 20 years.

Kelli Richards is a top music industry executive and strategic connector. She is the co-author of The Art of Digital Music is a compilation of the expertise of 56 visionary artists, producers, programmers, record label executives and music industry insiders, recently noted as a Best Books Award Winner by USABookNews.com. Kelli has over 20 years driving the convergence of music, entrainment and technology, working with top industry leaders on all levels. As CEO of All Access Group, Kelli creates innovative alliances between major content companies, technology companies, established artists, speakers, and consumer brands.

Kelli Richard's purpose around All Access Radio is to create a pathway to help cutting-edge artists, musicians and radio talk about their passion and projects in an informal setting.