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.

Netflix has released the official trailer for the upcoming documentary QUINCY. The film chronicles the life and career of entertainment icon – Quincy Jones.

 

Beyond his own acclaim as a trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger, Jones’ inimitable gift to discover the biggest talents of the past half century is unprecedented. He has shaped the pop culture landscape for 70 years, mentoring and cultivating the careers of young talents, from Lesley Gore and Michael Jackson to Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.

The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) is commorating its 30th Anniversary with a number of special curated events for art, theatre and music lovers. Check out the month-long celebratory events below:

The highly anticipated sixth album, “DECLARATIONS,” (eOne) from Stellar Award Winner Jonathan Nelson, is available today, in stores and online everywhere.

 

This 12-track brand-new album with Nelson’s signature vocals, lyrics and sound, “DECLARATIONS” affirms Nelson’s place in gospel music as a trailblazing praise and worship leader. From beginning to end, “DECLARATIONS” is authentic worship, straight from his heart.

 

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) have partnered this September to bring viewers The Black Experience on Film, a comprehensive month-long programming initiative showcasing portrayals of African Americans throughout cinematic history.

Check out the hilarious trailer for Night School starring comedic actors Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. The film opens in theaters on September 28.  

 

Night School follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. It also features Rob Riggle, Taran Killam, Bresha Webb, Donna Biscoe, Keith David and Romany Malco. 

 

Night School is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and produced by Will “Power” Packer. 

 

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