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#UPFRONT w/Monique Greenwood, DeVaughn Nixon, Miss Robbie & Lil Charles (AUDIO)

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out today’s holiday edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry. My special guests included Monique Greenwood, star of OWN’s new docu series CHECKED INN. The Bed and Breakfast guru was in the studio to chat about her journey and why this series is unlike anything you’ve seen before on television.

Restaurateurs and stars of OWN’s award-winning docu series, Welcome to Sweetie Pies, Miss Robbie and Lil Charles also stopped by the studio to chat about tonight’s season premiere and much more.

#UPFRONT also recognizes the 25th Anniversary of the classic movie, The Bodyguard by talking exclusively to former child star DeVaughn Nixon.  The 30-something year old actor is all grown up now and recalls his time on set with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. He also talked about his newest TV project, Marvel’s Runways, which debuted this week.  We also played music from The Bodyguard throughout the show along with tributes to iconic entertainers—Earle Hyman and Della Reese, who recently passed away.

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#UPFRONT to feature HGTV’s Egypt Sherrod + ‘Official Soul Sisters’

Written by | Ray Cornelius

June is Black Music Month and #UPFRONT will be celebrating all month long with exclusive interviews and stories from today’s hitmakers. Saturday’s show will kick-off the festivities with the daughters of three iconic music stars that blazed trails within the industry—-James Brown, Millie Jackson and Isaac Hayes.

Dr. Yamma Brown, Keisha Jackson and Heather Hayes stopped by the studios recently to chat about their famous parents and the lessons they’ve learned from them. The ladies also open up about their favorite songs from their parents, their most memorable moments and the enduring legacies of these larger-than-life figures.

#UPFRONT will also feature HGTV’s Egypt Sherrod. The former radio personality turned TV star dishes about the success of her show, “Flipping Virgins” and why Atlanta is such a hotbed for real estate. She also opens up about the inspiration behind her book, “Keep Calm . . . It’s Just Real Estate…” as well as her most memorable radio interview and much more. RivaBlue is also bringing you the latest in TV and film auditions and entertainment news.

“UPFRONT Inside Atlanta Entertainment Industry” is 30-minute radio magazine that features one-on-one interviews with all of the major players and behind-the-scenes superstars that make Atlanta the “Entertainment Capital of the South.” It airs every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and his hosted by yours truly, Ray Cornelius.

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‘UPFRONT’ talks to MAJOR., AAFCA’s Gil Robertson & stars from ‘Hidden Figures’ (AUDIO)

Written by | Ray Cornelius

Just in case you missed it, here is link to this morning’s edition of “UPFRONT.”  This week’s show featured NAACP Image Award nominee MAJOR., who talked about his new found musical success and his chart topping single, “Why I Love You.”  Gil Robertson, co-founder of the African American Film Critics Association, came back to chat with us about the 2017 AAFCA Awards as well as their tribute to film icon and humanitarian Sidney Poitier.

Hidden Figures” actresses Maria Howell, Donna Biscoe and Karan Kendrick stopped by the studio to chop it up about their new holiday movie and why they were so elated to be a part of this inspirational story. They also talked exclusively to “UPFRONT” about their time on set, working with film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe and why this project is so timely. Kendrick also discussed her new girls empowerment tour that was created as a result of appearing in the movie.

“UPFRONT” airs every Sat. morning at 9 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK or WCLK.com.

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