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#UPFRONT had the pleasure of attending and covering the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Thursday evening. The VIP event took place at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall (Woodruff Art Center) and featured an all-star salute to music icon and Grammy-winning singer, song-writer, actress, author and philanthropist—Patti LaBelle.

 

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Don't forget to tune into this week's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. Today's show will feature one-on-one interviews with the honorees from the recent BronzeLens Women Superstars Luncheon.  Crystal Fox, Neema Barnette and Nefertite Nguvu all talked exclusively to us about being recognized for their careers in front of and behind the lens. 

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Don't forget to tune in at 9 a.m. today for another exciting edition of "UPFRONT" Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. This week I'll be talking to R&B music star Avery*Sunshine about her new album, 2064 and her Nu Soul Revival Tour with Kindred Family Soul, Chrisette Michele, Foreign Exchange and Musiq SoulChild.  She also opens up about two encounters she had with Motown founder Berry Gordy and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

TV One’s show-stopping series LexusVerses And Flow  kicks off its fifth season TONIGHT beginning at 10 p.m. EDT.  Actor Laz Alonso returns to host the NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show that blends electrifying musical performances from chart-topping music stars alongside more than 28 talented poets offering soul-stirring spoken word pieces.