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#UPFRONT featuring DeVon Franklin, Rhavynn Drummer, Goapele and Raheem DeVaughn

Ray Cornelius with Goapele and Raheem DeVaughn

This week on #UPFRONT! I got a chance to chat with New York Times bestselling author, renowned spiritual success coach and Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin about his new book, The Hollywood Commandments. He also opens up about his upcoming animated film, "The Star," which opens in theaters later on this month.

Tyler Perry casting director Rhavynn Drummer was in the studio this week to discuss the “dos and don’ts" of auditioning for TV, Film and stage and what it really takes to get noticed. She also discusses some of the lessons she learned from legendary casting director Rueben Cannon and much more.

Soul music singers---Goapele and Raheem DeVaughn---were in the studio to chat about their partnership with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and WORLD’s RISE ABOVE HIV Campaign. The two have teamed up with the organizations to help save lives and spread the message about awareness, prevention and sexual responsibility.  We’ll also be playing new music from them along with holiday tunes from Mariah Carey and more. 


#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.