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2013 Essence Music Festival

Luke James Talks Opening For Beyoncé And More

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Black Voices

Don't let Luke James' recent recognition (or mild manners) fool you. Yes, the New Orleans-bred R&B crooner bypassed the local music circuit, landing i...

Laz Alonzo: 'Dating Means That There's No Commitment Involved'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

While this year's line-up of performers prepared to grace the stage for the kickoff of ESSENCE's 2013 Music Festival Friday night, another group -- bl...

PHOTOS: Essence Music Festival 2013

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- Avery(asterisk)Sunshine may be a new voice to some, but the 38-year-old Atlanta artist hopes more fans will be saying her name after he...

WATCH: 3 New Orleans Hot Spots To Check Out This Essence Fest

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.11.2013 | Black Voices

YouTube fame is fleeting, but a discerning palette? Now that'll take you places. First stop: New Orleans, home to James Beard Award-winning fried chic...

Guess Who's Back

AP | By STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 01.08.2013 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS -- The Essence Music Festival is dropping the music – from its name, that is. The festival held in New Orleans every July 4th weeke...

2013 ESSENCE Music Festival Lineup Announced

Posted 01.14.2013 | Black Voices

Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, and Keyshia Cole are among the star-studded list of performers scheduled to perform at this year’s annual ESSENCE ...