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#UPFRONT w/Iyanla Vanzant, Jamal Ahmad, Keisha Jackson, Jamil Jude, Thomas W. Jones (AUDIO)

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Check out the most recent edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my conversations with Fix My Life star Iyanla Vanzant, WCLK's Jamal Ahmad and Keisha Jackson remember Betty Wright, Andre Harrell and Little Richard and Atlanta theater leaders Jamil Jude and Thomas W. Jones are here as part of my The Show Must Go On: Entertainment and COVID-19 series. 

Iyanla Vanzant is back with a new OWN series titled Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant. It airs on Saturday nights at 9 p.m. and is part of the network's new "Sisterhood Saturday Night." In the show, Vanzant offers up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prtcHn48s8o">her guidance during the pandemic along with special guests. It's a series you don't want to miss. 

WCLK's Jamal Ahmad and noted singer Keisha Jackson remember the lives and legacies of music icons---Andre Harrell, creator of UPTOWN Records; Betty Wright, beloved R&B/Soul singer-songwriter; Little Richard, the architect of Rock-n-Roll. All three died the same weekend and left unforgettable footprints in the world of music and entertainment. 

My on-going special segement, The Show Must Go On: Entertainment and COVID-19, continues with Jamil Jude, Artistic Director for Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and noted playwright, director and amazing storyteller, Thomas W. Jones. They both discuss the Corona Viruses' impact on Atlanta's theater scene and what the future holds for patrons and performers. 

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.