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#UPFRONT with Pearl Cleage, April Parker Jones and Paula Gwynn Grant (AUDIO)

Ray Cornelius with April Parker Jones

UPFRONT continues our celebration of Women's History Month with amazing one-on-one interviews with dynamic divas in theater, televison and media: Pearl Cleage, April Parker Jones and Paula Gwynn Grant. 

Playwright Pearl Cleage returns to the Alliance Theatre this spring with a new production, Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous. The play stars the great Terry Burrell and focuses on two women from different generations who must make peace with their radically different world.  Cleage opens up about the show and her plans to continue her artist in residency at the Alliance.

TV and stage actress April Parker Jones is back as Natalie on Tyler Perry's hit series If Loving You Is Wrong. Season four of the OWN drama debuted this past Tuesday evening and Jones opens up about her popular character and her new role on Supergirl.

Closing out the show is my conversation with WCLK's very own Paula Gwynn Grant. She talks about her extensive career in radio and televison and takes us back down memory lane to her time as producer for BET's Video Soul and creating the hugely popular youth program Teen Summit.  

Check out the show below + my full interview with Paula Gwynn Grant: 

UPFRONT's Ray Cornelius talks with Paula Gwynn Grant about her extensive TV and radio career, her time at BET and becoming Miss Black America.

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.