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#UPFRONT to feature BLFF's Kathleen Bertrand & Tirrell Whittley + Cast of 'STEP'

The season two opener of #UPFRONT airs tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. and features the cast of the documentary film "STEP" as well as the BronzeLens Film Festival.

"STEP" is a Sundance Film Festival winner that follows the lives of an all-female step team from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. These courageous girls are empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, as they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. 

The film also takes viewers into the personal lives of three of the steppers---Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger and Tayla Solomon---and how family and faith play a big role in their overal success.  #UPFRONT will also talk to the girl's step mistress, Gary "Coach G" McIntyre, their college counselor Paula Dofat and the film's director Amanda Lipitz.

Closing out the show is the Executive Producer of the BronzeLens Film Festival (BLFF), Kathleen Bertrand and the Festival's Chairman of the Board, Tirrell Whittley. They will talk about this year's activities including the Women Superstars Luncheon, "All Shorts, All Day" and becoming an Oscar qualifying Festival.

We'll also be playing new music from saxophonist Mike Burton with vocalist Paula Champion and throwback sounds from Sweetback.  

#UPFRONT Inside Atlanta Entertainment Industry is a 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.

#UPFRONT is sponsored by the BronzeLens Film Festival

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.