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#UPFRONT featuring the cast of 'Superfly' + André Leon Talley (AUDIO)

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Check out last weekend’s edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry. It features my exclusive black carpet interviews from the Atlanta premiere of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQIvV800Atk">Superfly.

The film is a remake of the 1972 classic and stars Trevor Jackson as Priest, a drug dealer who decides that he wants to get out of his dangerous trade. The film also stars veteran actors Esai Morales and Michael K. Williams along with newcomers Jason Mitchell, Lex Scott Davis, Terayle Hill and Allen Maldonado. The film is produced by Future and directed by hip hip music video icon Director X.

Closing out the show is my one-on-one with fashion icon and former VOGUE Magazine editor-at-large André Leon Talley. He opens up about his new documentary, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzZkVGCY5rY">The Gospel According to Andre. He also chats about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Andy Warhol and dancing with Diana Ross at NYC’s famed Studio 54. I also feature music from the original Super Fly soundtrack with Curtis Mayfield all throughout the show.

UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry airs every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. on Atlanta’s Jazz station, Jazz 91.9 WCLK and WCLK.com.

 

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.