Ray Cornelius

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.

This weekend’s edition of UPFRONT features my exclusive interviews with the cast of Crazy Rich Asians - Awkwafina, Ronny Chieng and Nico Santos. It’s the first US film in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast and director. 

Acclaimed stage actress Dr. Yvonne Miranda Singh stops by to chat about her role in Horizon Theatre’s How Black Mothers Say I Love You. The show was written by Trey Anthony and is directed by the one and only Thomas W. Jones II. It’s playing now through August 26. 

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The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs presents the one and only Branford Marsalis Quartet this Saturday, August 11 at 8 p.m. EST. NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist, and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time.

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I will be moderating this year’s Sunday Brunch with the Brothers at the 2018 BronzeLens Film Festival.  It takes place Sunday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Check out the trailer for the new film "Crazy Rich Asians." It opens in theaters nationwide beginning August 15. 

From the creator of the popular ‘da Kink in my Hair comes a powerful and touching tale of immigration, family, and sacrifice. Hard-working Daphne left her two young daughters in Jamaica for six years to create a better life for them in America.  Now thirty years later, proud and private, Daphne is relying on church and her nearby dutiful daughter to face a health crisis.  But when feisty activist Claudette arrives unexpectedly from far away to help out, her arrival stirs up the buried past, family ghosts and the burning desire for unconditional love before it’s too late.

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