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#UPFRONT featuring Juel D. Lane, A.D. Dolphin and 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' (AUDIO)

Ray Cornelius with dance choreographer Juel D. Lane

Don't forget to check out this week's edition of #UPFRONT at 9 a.m. My special guests include celebrity health and wellness expert A.D. Dolphin. He's in the studio to discuss DHerbs, his work with Steve Harvey, Hollywood's latest obsession with plant-based diets and more.

#UPFRONT also talks to Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square’s Raul Thomas along with director Nic Starr. The two stopped by the studios this week to chat about the company’s new production of “Smokey Joe’s Café,” which is playing now through October 22. 

Closing out the show is my exclusive interview with Atlanta-based dancer and choreographer Juel D. Lane. He has a new work that will be making its Atlanta premiere as part of the Ailey II engagement at the Rialto Center for the Arts on October 21. Juel also opens up about his time with Atlanta's acclaimed Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble and more.

We’ll also be playing music from the legendary George Benson along with H.E.R. and throwback sounds from Erykah Badu.

#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.