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UPFRONT featuring Virginia Johnson, Quincy Ledbetter and Chef Jamika Pessoa (AUDIO)

Ray Cornelius with Chef Jamika Pessoa

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. I got a chance to talk with Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director of the famed Dance Theatre of Harlem. She opens up about the company's upcoming Atlanta engagement at the Cobb Energy Centre plus the legacy of the company's founder Arthur Mitchell, who passed away last month. 

Filmmaker Quincy Ledbetter discusses winning the BET/Paramount "Project Cre8" film competition. He actually won one million dollars to shoot his project. He also gives tips for other aspiring filmmakers. 

And closing out the show is my interview with culinary superstar Chef Jamika Pessoa. She is the co-host of the Food Network's new series "Let's Eat." She also opens up about faith, family and more. 

I also played music from Sergio Mendes featuring John Legend, India.Arie and Fantasia. 




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.