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#UPFRONT goes to NOLA's 'ESSENCE Festival'

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"Orange Is The New Black" cast talking to #UPFRONT during ESSENCE Festival

Don't forget to tune into today's special edition of "UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry." This week's show is part one of our exclusive coverage of the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans. We got an opportunity to be a part of the Festival's Radio Row and chatted with stars from the hit series, "Orange Is The New Black" - Selenis Leyva, Adrienne Moore and Dascha Polanco.

We also talked to inspirational speaker, life coach and TV personality Iyanla Vanzant, gospel recording artists CeCe Winans and Anita Wilson as well as R&B/jazz vocalist Chante Moore regarding their new music projects. We also caught up with the cast of TNT's new breakout series "Claws" - Niecy Nash and Karrueche Tran as well as Miss Lawrence and Ryan Destiny from "Star" and Bryshere Y. Gray and TaRhonda Jones from "Empire." 

#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 Georgia the new "Entertainment Capital.” 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.