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.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

The acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem is celebrating its 50th Anniversary at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center October 13 and 14.

BET Her

BET is going Pink for the entire month of October! The iconic television brand is doing its part for breast cancer awareness month with original programming that is sure to keep you informed as well as entertained.

This week's UPFRONT features my one-on-one interviews with Michele Shay, director of the True Colors Production of Nina Simone: Four Women + Grammy Winning Songwriter Makeba Riddick-Woods. 

Nina Simone: Four Women is inspired by the classic Simone tune and follows four women as they pick up the pieces of their lives after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. The play with music is taking place now through October 21 at the Southwest Arts Center. 

Take a look at the new poster and offical trailer for CREED II starring Michael B. Jordan. It arrives in theaters November 21.

 

 

Ray Cornelius

This weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry features rising music star Kyla Jade from NBC's The Voice. She stopped by to chat about life after the show as well as her new single, "Make Up Your Mind."

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