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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Check out today's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my one-on-one interviews with actress Chrystale Wilson, music mogul Dr. Mathew Knowles and the cast from Bounce TV's hit drama series Saints & Sinners

2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the cult classic film, The Players Club and Wilson opens up about her role as 'Ronnie.' She also talks about her new TV projects including The Rich & the Ruthless and much more. 

Magnolia Pictures has teamed up with Magnet Releasing for the upcoming documentary on fashion maven André Leon Talley titled The Gospel According to André. It opens in select theaters nationwide on April 27.

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Today's UPFRONT is going to be lit! It features Project Runway All-Star and Atlanta based fashion designer Edmond Newton. He stopped by the studios this week to discuss appearing on Season 6 of the show and his plans to release a book based on his experience. 

American Idol stars Julian and Milo Sposato were in town and stopped by to chat about appearing on the new season of the show.  The twins are also releasing a new album and share some of that music with us. The project is mixture of their musical loves --- Jazz, Pop, Soul and Rock. 

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HBO has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming documentary series Being Serena. It premieres on May 2 and features five spell-binding episodes. The project chronicles tennis icon Serena Williams at pivotal moments in her personal and professional life.

 

Alliance Theatre Mellon Playwright in Residence Pearl Cleage offers two one-act plays separated by 30 years but connected by the presence of Jenny Anderson. Jenny's longing to understand her mother in Hospice has become the center of her life in Pointing at the Moon. As the world changes around her, Jenny must decide what she knows for sure and find a way to pass it on. Hospice was first performed in 1983 and was honored with five AUDELCO awards for achievement Off Broadway.

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