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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Make sure you all check out today's edition of “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.”  The show will feature Issa Rae, star of HBO's new series "Insecure".  We also talk to rising photographer and artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden about his new exhibition, "Come to Selfhood", which explores Black male imagery and masculinity. Tony winning-director and CAU alumni Kenny Leon is also in the studio to chat about directing "Hairspray" with Jennifer Hudson as well as his fondest memories of the late actor, Bill Nunn.

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Make sure you all tune into “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.” The October 1 edition airs at 9:00 a.m. EST. This week's guests include “Family Time" Actress, Angell Conwell. Jen Farris stops by to chat about her career as a Location Scout Manager and Executive Director of the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF).  And, Grace Stanislaus gives us an overview of this month’s NBAF activities. 

 

 

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Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist, Nnenna Freelon will perform a special selection of songs with her Jazz trio in tribute to female Jazz vocalists on Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. The event is part of activities for the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) and takes place at Georgia State's Rialto Center for the Arts. 

 

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The 2016 "Triumph Awards" will air Sunday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. EST on TV One. The awards ceremony is presented each year by the Reverend Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network (NAN).  The 'Triumph Awards' recognizes distinguished individuals and corporations in civil rights, the arts, entertainment, education, business and sports.  

 

 

Check out the new teaser trailer of Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in the film adaptation of August Wilson‘s classic drama, “Fences.” The movie opens in theaters on Christmas Day (December 25).

 

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