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.

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The inimitable Ellis Marsalis Quintet, including sons Jason and Delfeayo, will present a one-night concert at the Rich Theatre Auditorium of the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, April 27 from 8-9:30 pm. The concert will benefit the Santa Fe Villas, a non-profit which provides permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals. 

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Join WCLK's Jamal Ahmad this week for Friday Jazz at the High. This month features the sounds of trumpeter and vocalist Jason Collier. It also includes access to the entire museum including the picture book art exhibition, “The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan.” Friday Jazz also includes food, drinks and more.  

 

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Six journalism students from the Atlanta University Center (Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta University) were awarded scholarships on April 13 during the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) “Discover The Unexpected.” The fellowship program is sponsored by Chevrolet and was held all day in and outside of CAU’s historic Robert Woodruff Library.

 

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Check out the April 15 edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.  This week's show features Hip Hop Icon and Pioneer, MC Lyte. She was on the campus of Clark Atlanta University this week to help Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) select journalism students for scholarships through the “Discover The Unexpected" Fellowship Program. 

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All eyes were on Atlanta this week for the advanced screening of “The Fate of the Furious.” The red carpet premiere took place at Midtown Atlanta’s SCAD Show and was hosted by the film’s star Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges. He was also joined by his co-star Tyrese as well as close industry friends like “Being Mary Jane” actress Gabrielle Union and “Hit a Lick” actor Lance Gross.

 

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