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#UPFRONT featuring Jamie Foxx, Nii Addy and Donnita Hathaway (AUDIO)

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features Oscar-winning actor and singer Jamie Foxx and the creators of Disney/Pixar's Soul Pete Doctor and Kemp Powers. Nii Addy, Chief Marketing Officer for PHILO is here as well as Donnita Hathaway, daughter of music legend Donny Hathaway.

Jamie Foxx is back to chat about his role in the new Disney Pixar film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOsLIiBStEs">Soul, which debuts this Christmas. He also talks about the influence jazz has played in his career and his favorite musicians. Peter Doctor and Kemp Power also talk about jazz's impact and working with Grammy-nominated pianist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZjN2hgD1_0">Jon Batiste for the film's score. This conversation was part of an AAFCA Roundtable Discussion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdLHPBiYbqA">WATCH NOW!

PHILO’s Chief Marketing Officer---Nii Addy---is here to talk about the future of entertainment and the rise of subscription-based television. He’ll also discuss how PHILO is partnering with National Urban League and The Gathering Spot to support black-owned businesses during the Corona Virus pandemic.

And closing out the show is our "Music Spotlight" with Donnita Hathaway. She is here to chat about the 50th anniversary of her father Donny Hathaway’s classic holiday song, “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oswkllz_Lvs">This Christmas.” Donnita also talks about the importance of good mental health during this Covid Christmas and ways to support our loved ones and friends during the holiday season. 

I'm also be playing some holiday music from Donny Hathaway, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK9gbyCe074">Leslie Odom Jr. and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHhA-R0netY">Whitney Houston

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.