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.

Congrats to “Empire” creator Lee Daniels! The famed Oscar nominated-producer and director will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award during next year’s AAFCA “Special Achievement Awards" Ceremony. The affair will take place on Saturday, January 7 at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, California.

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The stars of Barry Jenkins' critically acclaimed independent film "Moonlight" attended a private screening this week in Atlanta, GA. The event took place at the Regal Atlantic Station and was presented by Gil Robertson and the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). Actors Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe and Trevante Rhodes were all smiles as they walked the red carpet and mingled with guests during a pre-screening reception.

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Jazz icons Joe Lovano & Chucho Valdés kick off the Rialto Center's Jazz Series next month on Sunday, November 13 at 7 p.m. EST.  

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Join WCLK's Jamal Ahmad tonight at the High Museum of Art for another edition of Friday Jazz at the High. This month's special musical guest includes Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo. It all begins at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo will perform covers of such legendary artists as Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, Big Maybelle, Percy Mayfield, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, Freddie King, Jimmy Hall, The Allman Brothers, The Band and many others.

 

The world renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to Atlanta this weekend for two amazing performances at the beautiful Cobb Energy Centre. Guests will be transfixed by DTH’s innovative programming that defines the breadth of classical ballet with performances of "Return," set to music by Aretha Franklin and James Brown by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland, and Spelman College’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dianne McIntyre’s "Change." 

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