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.

Ray Cornelius

Don't forget to tune into this week's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. Today's show will feature one-on-one interviews with the honorees from the recent BronzeLens Women Superstars Luncheon.  Crystal Fox, Neema Barnette and Nefertite Nguvu all talked exclusively to us about being recognized for their careers in front of and behind the lens. 

Join your favorite midday diva, Rivablue, for this year's TASTE OF SOUL ATLANTA FESTIVAL this Saturday, September 2. It takes place on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Northside Drive. 

Marietta's New Theatre in the Square is presenting the Tennessee Williams' classic, "The Glass Menagerie" beginning this week August 31 through October 1. 

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, will be performing one-night only in Atlanta at the legendary Fox Theatre on Friday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m.  One of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music, with a repertoire that spans Pop, Soul, Jazz, Rock, Blues and Gospel, get ready for a night of all the hits and the great diva classics.

Don't forget to check out today's edition of #UPFRONT. It features interviews with legendary actor and filmmaker Bill Duke; emerging Atlanta filmmaker Bobby Huntley and veteran actor John Marshall Jones. All three of them have film projects debuting during this weekend's BronzeLens Film Festival. In addition to talking about their films, they also share words of wisdom for aspiring actors and filmmakers. 

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