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.

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic Beauty and the Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.

 

Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. 

HBO has released the new trailer and premiere date for the upcoming film, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Oprah Winfrey.

 

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Without her consent, pieces of the tumor that killed her were removed and used for medical exploration and to build a billion-dollar research industry. The film is based on Rebecca Skloot‘s nonfiction book of the same name and features Winfrey as Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks.

 

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Don’t forget to join me, Saturday, March 4, 9:00 a.m.. for another exciting edition of “UPFRONT” Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.

This week I'll be talking to R&B superstar and New Edition Member, Johnny Gill about his latest single, "5000 Miles" featuring Jaheim. We'll also talk about the highly successful "New Edition Story," which aired in January on BET; and, his current tour with Charlie Wilson and Fantasia.

Five time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves returns to the Rialto Center stage for one night only and we are here for it! Reeves is called the “vocal heir of Sarah Vaughan” by the New York Times— and is unquestionably among the finest singers of the last 30 years.

The 2017 Atlanta Jewish Music Festival is back and kicks-off, Thursday, March 2 at The City Winery Atlanta with David BuchBinder's Odessa/Havana. The award-winning trumpeter and composer teams up with a crew of top Jazz and world musicians to present an exhilarating, unprecedented project of musical discovery: the Jewish-Cuban connection.

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