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UPFRONT featuring Chae Stephen, Reno Wilson, Joel King and Ptosha Storey (AUDIO)

Ray Cornelius
Ray Cornelius with Joel King + Ptosha Storey

Today's UPFRONT show features my interviews with actors Chae Stephens and Reno Wilson along with playwright Joel King and actress/associate director Ptosha Storey. 

Chae Stephen is starring in the upcoming musical Pride & Joy about the life and love of R&B legend Marvin Gaye. The show opens at the Fox Theatre in June and follows his career at Motown as well as his relationship with Berry Gordy's sister Anna Gordy. Stephen will be playing the "older" Marvin in the show and talked to UPFRONT about Gaye's influence on his career and more. 

Reno Wilson is steppin into the role of jazz icon Louis Armstrong in the upcoming film BOLDEN. He chats with UPFRONT about playing such a historic music figure and working alongside jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. 

Closing out the show is my conversation with Joel King and PTosha Storey. The two were in town promoting his new show Real Life: An Original Hip Hopera, which is playing now through May 5 at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square. 

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.