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UPFRONT featuring Sheryl Lee Ralph, Anita Wilson, Rickey Smiley and Melanie Few (AUDIO)

Ray Cornelius with Rickey Smiley

Check out this weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. Broadway veteran and Tony nominated actress Sheryl Lee Ralph discusses her new role in the CBS series FAM. She also opens up about her new podcast Diva Defined, her special relationship with the late jazz great Nancy Wilson and the advice she would have given Beyoncé during the filming of Dreamgirls

Gospel Sensation Anita Wilson has released her take on the jazz standard "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owa7NEHiK3M">Here's To Life" and talked exclusively to UPFRONT about the new project, acquiring the masters to her first album and much more. 

And finally...UPFRONT hit the streets recently and attended the press conference for the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Now in its 20th year, the annual NFL sanctioned event returns to the ATL next month and I got a chance to discuss this year's show with founder and CAU alumnus Melanie Few and host Rickey Smiley. 

UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry is produced by WCLK 91.9 Atlanta's Jazz Station and can be heard every Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

It is hosted by yours truly Ray Cornelius. 

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.