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.

Check out the newest single from rising music senstaion Kyla Jade. It's titled "Make Up Your Mind" and has an classic 80s throwback sound. You may remember her as one of the finalist on the last season of NBC's The Voice.

She thrilled audiences every show with her gutsy renditions of the Beatles classics "Let It Be" and "With a Little Help From My Friends."  

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company has released first look images and a sneak peek of its upcoming production of Christina Ham‘s Nina Simone: Four Women. The play with music opens September 25-October 21 at the Southwest Arts Center.

Annapurna Pictures has released the official trailer and poster for the upcoming film adaptation of James Baldwin‘s classic If Beale Street Could Talk.

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne).


CONGRATS to the cast of OWN’s hugely popular church drama Greenleaf. It has been renewed for a fourth season. The announcement comes as the acclaimed drama delivered a season high in its Wednesday time period with more than 2.3 million viewers and a 1.90 rating in the network’s key women 25-54 demo.



Check out last weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It featured my red carpet interviews with Night School star Kevin Hart and producer Will Packer. The film opens in theaters this Friday, September 28.