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.

BET Sunday Best

Returning to BET Network’s for season 10 is America’s most inspirational singing competition, “Sunday Best.” The well-established gospel show welcomes back Grammy Award®-winning music legend Kirk Franklin as host. Returning for the second consecutive year as judges are gospel songstress and host of "Get Up Mornings," Erica Campbell, and Grammy-Award® nominated artists Kelly Price and Jonathan McReynolds.

 

REVOLT TV announces an all-new season of Short & Fresh, a monthly anthology series featuring short films rooted in Hip Hop culture created by a diverse range of rising filmmakers. The network is celebrating its return with a jam-packed episode in partnership with the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), a renowned group of film critics spotlighting black excellence in film.

Emory Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

Saxophonist Bob Mintzer, a 28-year member of the Grammy Award–winning Yellowjackets, is what's known as a triple-threat musician. He is equally active in the areas of performance, composing/arranging, and music education.

The New York native takes the stage with the Gary Motley Trio to kick off Emory University’s Jazz Fest 2020 on Friday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. Mintzer is joined by pianist and band leader Gary Motley, bassist Kenny Davis and, percussionist Emrah Kotan.  

This weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry is all about acceptance, growth, reconciliation, faith and following your passions and dreams. It features one-on-one interviews with best-selling author and thought leader Dr. Cindy Trimm and part two of my intimate conversation with artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater---Mr. Robert Battle.

LIFETIME has released the official trailer for the highly anticipated biopic about gospel music icons---The Clark Sisters. The film is produced by Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige and debuts on Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. 

The film stars Aunjanue Ellis stars as the sisters' mother, Mattie Moss Clark and features Christina Bell as Twinkie, Kierra Sheard as Karen, Sheléa Frazier as Dorinda, Raven Goodwin as Denise and Angela Birchett as Jacky. 

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