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#UPFRONT featuring Rev. Sammie Haynes, Katie Jentleson and Christine Horn

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This weekend's UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry is #FIYAH! It features Vision LA Pastor and author Rev. Sammie Haynes, High Museum of Art curator Katie Jentleson and television and stage actress Christine Horn. 

Former editor-in-chief of SHEEN Magazine, Rev. Sammie Haynes introduces his new book "The Art of a Real G: 50 Rules to Becoming the Perfect Gentleman." The book is written for boys and men of any age looking to learn simple rules to socialism, service, style, respect, love and wisdom. Haynes talks about why he wrote the book and shares a few rules. Trust me, this is a segment you don't want to miss!

Katie Jentleson from Atlanta's High Museum of Art is here to chat about their newest exhibition Paa Joe: Gates of No Return. The show features a series of large-scale, painted wood sculptures commissioned in 2004 and 2005 that represent architectural models of Gold Coast castles and forts, which served as way stations for more than six million Africans sold into slavery and sent to the Americas and the Caribbean between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. Paa Joe is on view now through August 16.

My last segment features stage and television actress Christine Horn. The former Atlantan and acting coach was recently featured on BroadwayWorld.com where she discussed how actors can book more TV roles during this pandemic. She also gives a preview of what we can expect from TV shows in 2021 as we embrace the new digital age. This segment is part of my ongoing conversation The Show Must Go On: Entertainment and COVID-19

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.