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#UPFRONT featuring Deji LaRay, David Quinn and Lee Foster (AUDIO)

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features Lee Foster, executive director of Georgia State's Rialto Center for the Arts, David Quinn of TV One’s ATL Homicide plus actor and content creator Deji LaRay from Bounce TV's newest dramedy, Johnson. 

TV One's hugely popular true-crime series ATL Homicide is back for another season. UPFRONT talks to David Quinn about returning to prime time with his partner Vince Velazquez and what fans can expect in the coming episodes. Quinn also opens about a special case regarding the unsolved death of a transgendered woman that still haunts him to this day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d9VAz-WQ24">CLICK HERE to watch a sneak peek of Monday's new episode.

Bounce TV is premiering its newest dramedy series, Johnson, tomorrow night at 8 p.m. UPFRONT caught up with the show's creator and star---Deji LaRay. The project is centered on four life-long best friends in Atlanta, all of whom share the same last name (Johnson), and revolves around what happens when the four guys find themselves in vastly different places in their lives and it begins to threaten their bond. Deji talks about the real-life inspiration behind the series and its mult-generational angle. In addition, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for Bounce, David Hudson also talked about why the network chose Johnson and its timely message of brotherhood. 

Closing out UPFRONT is my exclusive with Lee Foster, executive director of Georia State's Rialto Center for the Arts. She's back to chat about the new fall season of jazz, world music and dance performances. The lineup includes a who's who of amazing talent including Trombone Shorty, The Manhattan Transfer, Angelique Kidjo, Miguel Zenon, Syncopated Ladies and much more. CLICK HEREto see all the acts and for ticket information! 

UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry is produced and hosted by Ray Cornelius for WCLK 91.9 and is recorded from the campus of Clark Atlanta University. 

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.