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UPFRONT featuring Clifton Powell, Tamala Jones and LaVerne Perry (AUDIO)

Ray Cornelius with Clifton Powell

Just in case you missed it! Check out this past weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. The show features my conversation with Interim Associate Director for the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State - LaVerne Perry. She stopped by to chat about the amazing lineup of programming for the new season including Atlanta's own Ms. Gladys Knight, Ailey II, Terence Blanchard and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Single Tickets go on sale August 1. 

The show also features my conversation with actress Tamala Jones, who appeared in the TV One original movie, Deadly Dispatch. This true crime story chronicles the tragic murder of Shawn (played by Bone Crusher), a well-liked owner of a struggling taxi company. Jones plays Tiffany, a salon owner and Shawn's best friend, who suspects that his murder was orchestrated by his wife Amber (Dominique Perry). 

The last segment features my one-on-one interview with iconic film and TV actor Clifton Powell. He stopped by to chat about the fourth season of his popular Bounce TV drama Saints & Sinners. He also talked very candidly about "working actors versus movie stars", the ups and downs of Hollywood, his most memorable characters like "Pinky" from Next Friday and much more. 

UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry airs every Saturay morning at 9 a.m. on WCLK 91.9 and online at WCLK.com. 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.