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#UPFRONT Features MC Lyte, David & Tamela Mann, Nambi E. Kelley + Tasha Page-Lockhart

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Ray Cornelius with MC Lyte

Check out the April 15 edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.  This week's show features Hip Hop Icon and Pioneer, MC Lyte. She was on the campus of Clark Atlanta University this week to help Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) select journalism students for scholarships through the “Discover The Unexpected" Fellowship Program. 

Gospel music superstars David and Tamela Mann talk about their new TV One docu-series, "The Manns." The show airs on Tuesday nights and is part of the network's new lineup of family programming. Tamela also opens up about her performance at this year's Grammy Awards with Chance the Rapper and what the family has planned for the Easter Holiday. 

Award-winning Playwright and Actress, Nambi E. Kelley discusses her new adaptation of the Richard Wright classic, Native Son, that is coming to Marietta's New Theatre in the Square April 20-May 7. She chats about how the Travyon Martin trial changed the trajectory of her production. She also opens up about mounting a new theatrical version of Toni Morrison's JAZZ and starring in NBC's "Chicago Justice." 

Closing out the show is "Sunday Best" Season 6 Winner, Tasha Page-Lockhart. She has just released a new book titled, And the Winner Is...and opens up about overcoming drug addiction, child molestation and homelessness. This is a powerful segment you don't want to miss!  


#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. 

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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.