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#UPFRONT featuring 'A Seat at the Table,' #EssenceFest & 'Between Riverside & Crazy'

Christine White, Monica Pearson and Denene Millner

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. The show featured the hosts of GPB's new talk program, "A Seat at the Table," Christine White, Denene Millner and Monica Pearson. The ladies chatted about the success of the series and why it is unlike any other show on television. 

#UPFRONT also wrapped up our final coverage of the 2017 ESSENCE Festival that took place in New Orleans June 29 though July 2. I got a chance to chat with the cast of OWN's popular series "The Haves and the Have Nots" along with John Singleton and the cast of his new FX series, "Snowfall"---Damson Idris, Isaiah John and Malcolm M. Mays. 

We closed out the show by talking to the director of the True Colors Theatre Production of "Between Riverside and Crazy," Eric J. Little and one of the show's stars Keith Arthur Bolden. It is currently playing at the Southwest Arts Center and features veteran actor Earl Billings in the title role as Pops. 

#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.