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#UPFRONT featuring Regina Hicks + Women Superstars Luncheon + BMI Awards

Ray Cornelius
Crystal Fox receiving her award during #BLFF17 Women Superstars Luncehon

Don't forget to tune into this week's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. Today's show will feature one-on-one interviews with the honorees from the recent BronzeLens Women Superstars Luncheon.  Crystal Fox, Neema Barnette and Nefertite Nguvu all talked exclusively to us about being recognized for their careers in front of and behind the lens. 

#UPFRONT also chats with Regina Hicks, co-executive producer for HBO's "Insecure." The TV veteran opens up about the success of the show and the magic of its star---Issa Rae. 

Closing out the show are my red carpet interviews with vocalists Avery*Sunshine, BeBe Winans, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and Kierra Sheard. All four of them performed as part of this week's salute to music legend Patti LaBelle at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The Grammy-winning icon was honored for her career achievements along with the songwriters, publishers and producers of the year's most performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs in the U.S. 

#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.

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.