Essence Festival

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 30: Rapper MC Lyte poses in the press room at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca Cola at the Mercedes-  Benz Superdome on June 30, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festi

MC Lyte, Common Kicks Off Essence Festival 'With a Purpose'

Essence Festival's 25th "party with a purpose" has officially kicked off in New Orleans...
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In this July 7, 2018 file photo, Mary J. Blige performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Essence Fest Marks 25 Years of Celebrating Black Culture

Blige will take part in the Essence Festival, marking 25 years of celebrating black excellence in business, fashion, entertainment and music.
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Nov 3, 2016; Raleigh, NC, USA; Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (not pictured) arriving at Raleigh-Durham International Airport talking with singer Pharrell Williams. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA Today Network

Mary J. Blige, NAS, Pharrell On Tap For 2019 Essence Fest

Festival producers announced a partial lineup, listing more than 80 artists for the event held during the July Fourth weekend in New Orleans
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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Janet Jackson performs on the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Janet Jackson Sends Tribute To Joe Jackson At Essence Festival

Following the passing of Jackson family patriarch, Joe Jackson, after announcing his fight with cancer, his daughter and fellow superstar, Janet Jackson, gave a tearful dedication to him.
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