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'UPFRONT' talks to Soul singer Avery*Sunshine + Alvin Ailey dancer Hope Boykin

Ray Cornelius with singer Avery*Sunshine

Don't forget to tune in at 9 a.m. today for another exciting edition of "UPFRONT" Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. This week I'll be talking to R&B music star Avery*Sunshine about her new album, 2064 and her Nu Soul Revival Tour with Kindred Family Soul, Chrisette Michele, Foreign Exchange and Musiq SoulChild.  She also opens up about two encounters she had with Motown founder Berry Gordy and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. It's an enjoyable two-part interview you don't want to miss.

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Ray Cornelius with Ailey Dancer Hope Boykin

I also talk to veteran Alvin Ailey dancer and choregrapher, Hope Boykin about her new work, r-Evolution, Dream. It is premiering during the company's Atlanta engagement at the Fabulous Fox TheatreFebruary 15-19. The piece was inspired by a visit she had in 2015 at Atlanta's National Center for Civil and Human Rights. She also opens up about Destination Dance, a new dance initiative the company has with Atlanta that includes various events and workshops around the city for dance enthusiasts. (Click here for more about Destination Dance )

"UPFRONT" Inside Atlanta Entertainment Industry is  30-minute magazine that features one-on-one interviews with all of the major players and behind-the-scenes superstars that make Atlanta the new "Entertainment Capital of the South."

It airs every Saturday at 9 a.m. and is hosted by yours truly, Ray Cornelius.

Click here to check out past shows! 

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.