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UPFRONT feat. 'Crazy Rich Asians' + BLFF'S Kathleen Bertrand & more (AUDIO)

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This weekend’s edition of UPFRONT features my exclusive interviews with the cast of Crazy Rich Asians - Awkwafina, Ronny Chieng and Nico Santos. It’s the first US film in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast and director. 

Acclaimed stage actress Dr. Yvonne Miranda Singh stops by to chat about her role in Horizon Theatre’s How Black Mothers Say I Love You. The show was written by Trey Anthony and is directed by the one and only Thomas W. Jones II. It’s playing now through August 26. 

I also catch up with filmmaker and CAU alum Warren Pemberton, whose indie film The Other Side airs tomorrow night on STARZ at 8:22 p.m.

Closing out the show is executive producer of the BronzeLens Film Festival—-Ms. Kathleen Bertrand. She opens up about this year’s activities including the Women Superstars Luncheon, Sunday Brunch with the Brothers and more. 

 

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.