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UPFRONT featuring Aleshia Cowser, Barry Jenkins, KiKi Layne and cast of 'Hustle in Brooklyn' (AUDIO)

Ray Cornelius
Ray Cornelius with Hustle in Brooklyn's Eva Evans, Ivy Rivera and Azia

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Check out last weekend's editon of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features the beautiful ladies from BET's new docuseries Hustle in Brooklyn - Eva Evans, Ivy Rivera and Azia.

I also talked to Oscar winner Barry Jenkins and actress KiKi Layne about their new film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQXSforT_qQ">If Beale Street Could Talk. Both were in Georgia for the fabulous SCAD Savannah Film Festival.

And closing out the show was my one-on-one with filmmaker Aleshia Cowser. Her new film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tTdY7Qu_4U">BRICKEDaddresses Bipolar Disorder and mental health in the African American community and stars TV vet T.C. Carson. 

The show is also dedicated to the memory of jazz trumpeter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJNN-YmaJ8I">Roy Hargrove. #RIP

UPFRONT is Atlanta's premiere "arts and entertainment show" that puts a spotlight on all the movers and shakers in TV, film, music, theater and more. It airs every Saturday morning at 9 am on Atlanta's Jazz Station - 91.9 WCLK. 

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.