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#UPFRONT feat. Leatrice Ellzy + Ronda Penrice + Men of 'Lovecraft Country' (AUDIO)

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This week's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry features ELEVATE ATL curator Leatrice Ellzy, AAFCA member and journalist Ronda Penrice and the men of Lovecraft Country---Jonathan Majors and Michael K. Williams. 

The City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs presented the ELEVATE ATL Festival all week long and this year's curator, Leatrice Ellzy, is here to chat about the last day of activities including a bevy of musical performances. She'll also discuss this year's social justice theme as well as a much-deserved spotlight on the city's historic West End neighborhood. 

I also continue my conversation with the cast of HBO's breakout hit series Lovecraft Country. This week features Jonathan Majors and Michael K. Williams. The conversation is part of a recent AAFCA Virtual Roundtable Discussion. 

Closing out the show is my conversation with AAFCA member and noted journalist Ronda Penrice. She's here to discuss Hollywood's newest obession with #BlackHorror and a cadre of new film projects releasing this month including https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmrTRblGeKw">Bad Hair and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFB-xzamOQM">Spell. She'll also discuss her AJC article on rising starlet Danielle Deadwyler and why Motown's Mahogany is still as relevant today as it was 45 years ago. 

UPFRONT airs every Saturday at 9 a.m. and his hosted and produced by yours truly, Ray Cornelius. 

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UPFRONT featuring Leatrice Ellzy, curator for ELEVATE ART ATL + the men of Lovecraft Country Jonathan Majors and Michael K. Williams + Ronda Penrice talks about Hollywood's new love for #BlackHorror and much more.

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.