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UPFRONT featuring 'A Salute to Aretha Franklin' and more (AUDIO)

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Today's UPFRONT show was fit for a Queen! It features a salute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died this week at the age of 76. Singers Avery*Sunshine, Keisha Jackson, Trina Broussard and WCLK's own RivaBlue talk about the impact of Franklin's music and her enduring legacy. 

I also have one-on-one interviews with Mile 22 star and Atlanta-based actor Keith Arthur Bolden and Mahisha Dellinger, the star of OWN's new series Mind Your Business with Mahisha.

The show also features classics from the "Queen of Soul" including her hit songs "RESPECT," "Natural Woman" and the theme song to the iconic TV series -  A Different World

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.