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UPFRONT talks to Issa Rae, Joshua Rashaad McFadden and Kenny Leon

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Ray Cornelius with Kenny Leon

Make sure you all check out today's edition of “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.”  The show will feature Issa Rae, star of HBO's new series "Insecure".  We also talk to rising photographer and artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden about his new exhibition, "Come to Selfhood", which explores Black male imagery and masculinity. Tony winning-director and CAU alumni Kenny Leon is also in the studio to chat about directing "Hairspray" with Jennifer Hudson as well as his fondest memories of the late actor, Bill Nunn. The show also features new music from gospel singer Pastor Marlon Lock ("Do") and Solange ("Cranes in the Sky").

“UPFRONT” takes an in-depth look at Atlanta’s arts and entertainment scene including TV, film, theater, music and more. Each Saturday, the show features one-on-one interviews with all of the major players and the behind-the-scenes influencers that make Atlanta, the new Hollywood South.

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Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.