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Watch UPFRONT's Coverage from the Red Carpet Premiere of 'The Bobby DeBarge Story' (VIDEO)

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The Cast of The Bobby DeBarge Story

All eyes were on Atlanta’s Woodruff Art Center recently for the red carpet premiere of TVOne’s highly anticipated biopic – The Bobby DeBarge Story.

 

The film explores the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of the 70’s R&B/Funk Band Switch, also the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge. Despite his success in music, the iconic falsetto found his life in peril as he struggled with fame and fortune while coping with the memories of his dysfunctional childhood.

 

Cast members in attendance included Roshon Fegan (Bobby DeBarge), Tyra Ferrell (Etterlene DeBarge), Adrian Marcel (James DeBarge), Big Boi (Berry Gordy) and Lloyd (Gregory Williams of Switch). The film’s director Russ Parr, Executive Producer Eric Tomosunas and Keith Neal of Swirl Films also participated in the film screening.

 

A good number of Atlanta celebrities and personalities were also in attendance including Dungeon Family member Sleepy Brown, actress Terri J. Vaughn, actress and reality star Lisa Wu, actress Brely Evans, music group Final Draft and many more.

 

Following the screening was a conversation with the cast hosted by media personality Willie Moore Jr.

 

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.