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#UPFRONT featuring David Oyelowo, Kamiliah Forbes and Johnell Young (AUDIO)

Ray Cornelius with Johnell Young

Check out today's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features Don't Let Go star and award-winning actor David Oyelowo, plus executive producer of the Apollo Theater Kamilah Forbes and finally CAU alumnus and rising actor Johnell Young. 

Don't Let Go features Oyelowo as Jack Radcliff, a detective who gets a shocking phone call from his recently-murdered niece Ashley. Working together across time, they race to solve her murder before it can happen. The film is in theaters now and also stars Storm Reid, Brian Tyree Henry and Mykelti Williamson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQZxCWe5bcE">CLICK HERE to watch my red carpet coverage of Don't Let Go at the recent BronzeLens Film Festival. 


Forbes is here to announce the Apollo Theater's live production of Ta-Nehisi Coates' book Between the World and Me. The Atlanta version of the show is coming to Symphony Hall on October 22 and will feature some of the biggest names in television, film, music and pop culture as they interpret Coates' poetic language. CLICK HERE for information. 

Young is starring as GZA in the highly-anticipated HULU series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w37TQZwnjXY">Wu-Tang: An American Saga. The show is based on one of the most influential and important groups in hip-hop history, Wu-Tang Clan. The project also marks the latest high-profile original series order from HULU that aims to deliver authentic, culturally-relevant storytelling to today's audiences. He also opens up about his role in BET's Tales and more. 

UPFRONT airs every Saturday Morning at 9 a.m. on WCLK 91.9 and 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.