Make sure you all check out today's edition of “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.”  The show will feature Issa Rae, star of HBO's new series "Insecure".  We also talk to rising photographer and artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden about his new exhibition, "Come to Selfhood", which explores Black male imagery and masculinity. Tony winning-director and CAU alumni Kenny Leon is also in the studio to chat about directing "Hairspray" with Jennifer Hudson as well as his fondest memories of the late actor, Bill Nunn.


Make sure you all tune into “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.” The October 1 edition airs at 9:00 a.m. EST. This week's guests include “Family Time" Actress, Angell Conwell. Jen Farris stops by to chat about her career as a Location Scout Manager and Executive Director of the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF).  And, Grace Stanislaus gives us an overview of this month’s NBAF activities.

The 2016 "Triumph Awards" will air Sunday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. EST on TV One. The awards ceremony is presented each year by the Reverend Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network (NAN).  The 'Triumph Awards' recognizes distinguished individuals and corporations in civil rights, the arts, entertainment, education, business and sports.  



Check out the trailer for Devyne Johnson's new independent film, "Mosaic," which opens at the Plaza Theatre, September 24  and 25.  The film follows Ruth Anderson, an ambitious, divorced mother with misplaced priorities. And, the film depicts the shattered relationships with her immediate family.

Make sure you all tune into “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.” It airs Saturday, September 4 at 9:00 a.m. EST. 

This week’s guests include “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” Star and openly Gay Rapper, Milan Christopher. Atlanta Playwright and Content Creator, Kerwin D. Sims is in the studio to chat about his new theatrical production, “Hank & Frank.” Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist and Costume Designer, Toye Adedipe talks fashion and much more.

Make sure you all tune into my new arts & entertainment radio program, “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.” It airs Saturday, August 27 at 9 a.m. 

This week’s guests include actor Lamman Rucker from OWN’s hit series “Greenleaf.” He will be on to chat about the show and his new film, “Service to Man,” which premieres during the 2016 BronzeLens Film Festival.

The Fort Mac Fall Festival at Fort McPherson kicks off this weekend.   On Saturday morning, October 24 at 7:00 a. m. on The Local Take we speak with Atlanta Council Member, Joyce Sheperd, about the many changes occurring in her district around Ft. McPherson.  

Council Member Sheperd explains that this is more than a festival.   In addition to live music, tours and vendors, the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority will be on hand to allow the community to have input into their redevelopment plans.

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We look forward to seeing you at the Jazz 91.9 WCLK  finale Wednesday WindDown Centennial Olympic Park Concert on Wednesday, September 16, 5:30 p.m. The evening will feature performances by Joey Sommerville. And, include a host of food, beverage, apparel and arts vendors.   Join us! 

The National Black Arts Festival continues its 2015 program with a Spotlight Series Performance from Step Afrika! on Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m. at Atlanta's Center Stage.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Step Afrika!, a Washington DC-based company, has paved the way as the first professional company in the world dedicated to the African-derived tradition of stepping, popularized in films like “Drumline” (2002) and “Stomp the Yard” (2007).

Atlanta based jazz singer Tony Hightower stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK studios this week to chat with Midday Jazz announcer RivaBlue. During the interview, Hightower dished about the re-release of his new album, The New Standard Deluxe and so much more. Check out the conversation below and click here to find out about his re-release concert taking place TONIGHT at 800 East Studios in Atlanta.