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    Nikki Richards on Life and the Public Figure

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    Nicki Richards stops by Life and the Public Figure to talk to LaDonna Raeh. 
    Nicki Richards is an American singer, songwriter, producer, actor based in Manhattan, New York City. She is also known as a backing singer for a number of renowned artists and on a big number of studio recordings. Her father was a high ranking African-American naval officer and her mother, Donna Blackmon, a talented singer. Nicki's brother, Philip Richards is a singer / musician in his own right and collaborated with her in her works.
    Nicki Richards had her first public appearances in commercials when she was only 5. She had her break when she won the Grand Prize on the singing competition Star Search. She consequently recorded and performed for the past several years with Madonna,[1] (including both Confessions Tour, Sticky & Sweet Tour and MDNA Tour), Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Linda Ronstadt, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Lenny Kravitz, Anastacia, Bette Midler, Maxi Priest, Al Green, and many more.
    In 1991, she released her own debut album Naked (To the World) on Atlantic Records written and co-produced by her after being signed to a deal by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun. She followed that up with Nicki in 2008.
    She had her acting debut in 1999 in Colorz of Rage directed by Dale Resteghini and in Chicago as part of a female ensemble and in two musical comedies by Robert Klein. She also took part in a number of theater productions Cy Coleman's Like Jazz in Los Angeles, Jim Steinman's Over The Top on the East Coast, and the Penumbra Theatre Company's "Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston and "Beehive" both in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
    She performed on PBS television show "Between the Lions", a puppet educational show. She has also appeared on a number of commercials (Burger King, Coca Cola and Colgate).

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    Host by Tracey Moore and Actor Coach

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    Dale Anthony Resteghini (born Boston, Massachusetts on 28 August 1968) better known as Rage is a renowned music video director. He is also a film director and music producer. Rage has helmed hundreds of videos for well-known acts from the global superstars to the emerging acts founder of Raging Nation with Kim Resteghini, his wife and partner.
    Some of the biggest successful music videos Rage has helmed were for International anthems he has directed include "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy" by Fall Out Boy, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" by Soulja Boy, "We Fly High" by Jim Jones, This Is Why I'm Hot by Mims. More recent stylized videos include Diddy and Dirty Money's video for "Love Come Down", The Game and Keyshia Cole's "Game's Pain" and Momhombi and Akon's "Dirty Situation".
    His debut was directing the film Colorz of Rage in 1999. He continued with a number of micro budgeted films including the top selling Da Hip Hop Witch, a 2000 unscripted spoof film of The Blair Witch Project featuring Eminem, Ja Rule, Pras, Vanilla Ice, Rah Digga and Mobb Deep. In 2002 he directed Urban Massacre where well-established and rising hip hop artists make for an all-star cast in a horror/comedy featuring Ill One, Krumbsnatcha, Dia, Ivory, Remedy, Baby Sham, Guru (Gang Starr).
    Resteghini is currently represented for music videos and commercials around the world by several international reps.
    For his feature film work Resteghini is represented by the world famous ICM (International Creative Management) and IMPRINT ENTERTAINMENT (a 'Twilight' film franchise Producer) and at present Resteghini is in negotiations for several big budgeted action adventure films.

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    Indie Intertube

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    Weekly podcast dedicated to independent internet television and original for the web content. Join host Destini and guests as they discuss what's hot and streaming in the world of online entertainment.

    This week we welcome Ben, Pete and Clint from Hamilton Carner Zombie PI and Marti Resteghini, KoldCast TV VP of Network Programming.