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This weekend’s edition of UPFRONT was fiyah! Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter LaTavia Roberson and PR Maven Jess Manning were in the studio to chat about Beyoncé’s historic Coachella performance and the 20th Anniversary of Destiny’s Child. 

Entertainment reporter Jewel Wicker and hip hop artist Renegade El Rey stopped by to discuss Kendrick Lamar winning the Pulitzer Prize for Music. They also talked about Atlanta’s changing music scene and more. 

Check out the November 18 edition of "UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry." My special guests included award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr., who stopped by to chat about his new Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Documentary, "Tell Them We Are Rising." The project puts a spotlight on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and their relevance to American society and culture. The film will debut during Black History Month on February 19, 2018. 

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BET recently tweeted that the “hippest trip in America” aka “The Soul Train Awards” will be hosted by multi-award winning vocalist Erykah Badu. She’ll be returning for the third consecutive year as the “hostess with the mostest.”

 

Confirmed performers include Don Cornelius Living Legend Award honoree Toni Braxton, Lady of Soul honorees SWV as well as Tank, Kirk Franklin, Tamar Braxton and 112.

 

Comedienne and actress Leslie Jones has been tapped to host this year’s highly anticipated #BETAwards. The network made the announcement on Wednesday (5/24) that the SNL writer and star will be making her debut as the host of a major award show and will join a long list of stand-up comics who have hosted the ceremony in the past including Chris Rock, Mo’Nique, Kevin Hart and Chris Tucker.

 

The "All Eyez on Me Experience" Cine-Transformer Tour is coming to Atlanta Saturday, May 20-Monday, May 22. The state-of-the-art mobile cinema features 91 seats with a full projection and space inside for guests to enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the highly anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic.

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