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Deborah Joy Winans, Justin Hires and Dionne Farris featured on #UPFRONT

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Ray Cornelius with "Greenleaf" actress Deborah Joy Winans

This week's edition of #UPFRONT was simply divine!  It featured "Greenleaf" actress and Stellar Award nominee Deborah Joy Winans. The rising superstar stopped by the studio to talk about the second season of the popular OWN series as well as singing on the series' soundtrack and starring in the musical, "Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story."

CAU Alumni, Justin Hires stopped by the studio to chat about his role on the CBS reboot of "MacGyver." Hires is also in town performing his standup routine TONIGHT at the Relaspe Theater at 8 p.m. 

#UPFRONT also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the movie, "Love Jones" by playing tunes from the iconic soundtrack. We also pulled out of the vault our November interview with Dionne Farris, where she talked about her song "Hopeless" and the film's enduring legacy. 

“UPFRONT” Inside Atlanta Entertainment Industry is 30-minute radio magazine that features one-on-one interviews with all of the major players and behind-the-scenes superstars that make Atlanta the “Entertainment Capital of the South.” It airs every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and his 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.