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#UPFRONT featuring Chandra Currelley, Brandin J and Deborah Riley Draper (AUDIO)

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features singer and BRUH star Chandra Currelley, singer/songwriter Brandin J and documentarian and producer Deborah Riley Draper. 

Tyler Perry's hit series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfkRz9BoRwg">BRUH is back for a second season and actress Chandra Currelley is here to chat about that and more. She also dishes about her upcoming City Winery performance this weekand her affinity for iconic jazz diva Dinah Washington and the influence she had on her career.  

June is Black Music Month and we're putting a spotlight on Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Brandin J. He's here to chat about his newest single, "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yonUsYJE3lA">Look at Me" and appearing on NBC's hit series Songland. He also talks about his musical influences and much more. 

Closing out the show is producer and documentarian Deborah Riley Draper. She is here to talk about directing the OWN Spotlight Series The Legacy of Black Wall Street. It premiered this past Tuesday and will continue on Tuesday, June 8. The project chronicles the 1921 Tulsa Oklahoma Massacre that took place in the all-black community of Greenwood. The area was also known as "Black Wall Street" for its burgeoning African American business and affluent residents.

Watch the first episode below:  

#UPFRONT featuring Chandra Currelley, Brandin J and Deborah Riley Draper: 

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.