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'UPFRONT' talks To Stacii Jae Johnson, Tinashe Kajese, David E. Talbert and More!

Ray Cornelius with actress Tinashe Kajese

“UPFRONT” Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry talked to Reality Star, Actress and Author Stacii Jae Johnson of CENTRIC TV's “From the Bottom Up.” The second season premieres October 29 at 10:00 p.m. EST.  

Atlanta stage Actress Tinashe Kajese stopped by to discuss her role in Kenny Leon’s True Colors Production of “Proof” as well as starring in the “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” with Oprah Winfrey. I also talked exclusively to playwright turned Film Director David E. Talbert about his new holiday movie “Almost Christmas” as well as the cast — Mo'Nique, Keri Hilson and Omar Epps. 

“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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“UPFRONT” airs Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.


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.