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UPFRONT featuring Kyla Jade, Trisha R. Thomas and Angela Brown (AUDIO)

Ray Cornelius
Ray Cornelius with Kyla Jade

This weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry features rising music star Kyla Jade from NBC's The Voice. She stopped by to chat about life after the show as well as her new single, "Make Up Your Mind."

Author Trisha R. Thomas discusses her book Nappily Ever Afterbecoming the subject of a TV movie for Netflix. It debuts this weekend and stars Sanaa Lathan, Lyriq Bent and Lynn Whitfield. 

And closing out the show is opera diva and veteran performer Angela Brown. She is starring in the Atlanta Opera's production of Charlie Parker's Yardbird - September 27 - October 7 at Paris on Ponce. 

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.