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#UPFRONT feat. Issa Rae, 'Magic Jones' + SMGO w/Saycon Sengbloh, LaMar Baylor + Quentin Darrington

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani in The Love Birds

Check out this weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features The Lovebirds star Issa Rae, singing sisters Arin and Alexis Jones from MAGIC JONES and Broadway stars Saycon Sengbloh, Quentin Earl Darrington and LaMar Baylor.

Youtube sensation and Insecure star Issa Rae is here to chat about her new Netflix romantic comedy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzPq8uVgLe8">The Lovebirds. It features her alongside comedic actor Kumail Nanjiani as a New Orleans couple on the verge of breaking up who somehow find themselves at the center of a scandalous murder mystery. The interview was part of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQwjX1nlg9M">AAFCA's Virtual Roundtable Series

#NOLA sisters Arin and Alexis Jones have teamed up for a new children's project titled THE MAGIC JONES. It features diverse children's nursery rhymes and cartoon characters to help parents homeschooling their elementary school children during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Their rendition of "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1_RDbhslWo">Twinkle Twinkle" is climbing the charts and is a favorite amongst adults. Alexis sings with the Kanye West Sunday Service and Arin is 1/3 of the R&B group Brownstone. 

Closing out the show is my special segment The Show Must Go On: Entertainment and COVID-19. This week features Broadway stars Saycon Sengbloh, LaMar Baylor and Quentin Earl Darrington. All three of them share their experiences during the #CoronaStorm and how it is re-shaping the Great White Way.

Watch my full conversation with Saycon Sengbloh below the audio: 

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.