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UPFRONT featuring Common, Willy T. Ribbs and more (AUDIO)

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Check out this weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my exclusive conversation with hip hip icon and Oscar winning actor Common. He'll be performing TONIGHT at 8 p.m. with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Chastain Park. During our conversation, he talked about his new book, Let Love Have the Last Word, being a hero, his love for John Coltrane's A Love Supreme and more.

UPFRONT also caught with the cast of OWN's new series AMBITIONS. Robin Givens and Brian J. White talk about their charactes while show creator and producer Jamey Giddens opens up about casting the show and working with Will Packer. AMBITIONS airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m.

Race car legend Willy T. Ribbs and filmmaker Nate Adams are in Atlanta today for the AAFCA screening of their film UPPITY. It chronicles his groundbreaking career in the race car industry and the challenges he faced along the way. The screening takes place at 2 p.m at the Auburn Avenue Research Libray followed by a Q&A and reception. 

UPFRONT airs every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and is hosted by yours truly Ray Cornelius.