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Fantasia, Essence Music Festival 2012: Chanteuse Marries Soul and Church, Tells Critics ‘I’m Doing Me’

When Fantasia Barrino kicks off her shoes while holding a microphone, people pay extra close attention. On Sunday night (July 8), the southern songstress hit the main stage at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans and, in keeping with her signature style, she hosted a sort of spiritual revival.

Starting off slow and steady, the former "American Ido

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Estelle, Essence Music Festival 2012: Singer Goes ‘Around the World,’ Gives Fan Naughty Dance

Estelle is totally believable as the girl next door, even when performing in the heart of New Orleans Sunday night (July 8), where she played the Essence Music Festival Coca Cola Superlounge.

The All of Me creator immediately took the sta

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MC Lyte, Essence Music Festival 2012: Rapper Talks Hip Hop Sisters, Says Kanye West ‘Lost His Filter’

MC Lyte keeps adding to her legacy beyond rap music, but everything she has a hand in incorporates the hip-hop culture as a whole.

On Saturday afternoon (July 7), the rap pioneer performed at the Essence Music Festival's block party in New Orleans' Champions Square. Just after her set, she spoke about her nonprofit organiza

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Mary J. Blige, Essence Music Festival 2012: Singer Leaves Heart Onstage, Returns for Three Encores

Mary J. Blige is no stranger to the main stage at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, and Saturday night (July 7), the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul fulfilled her unspoken promise of having attendees shouting in agreement, singing and crying along with her lyrics of pain and perseverance.

Blige graced the stage as a recorded interview pl

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Kevin Hart, Essence Music Festival 2012: Comedian Gets Big Laughs, Despite Showing Up Late

Kevin Hart was late to the Essence Music Festival stage in New Orleans Saturday night (July 7), and no one in the audience seemed to care in the least. As the lone comedian playing the festival's main

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Ledisi, Essence Music Festival 2012: Singer Honors Donna Summer, Flexes Comedic Muscle

Ledisi's vocal abilities are clearly derived from the powerhouse songstresses of a past era. The soul singer took the main stage at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans Saturday night (July 7), showcasing her incredible range and perfect pitch for nearly an hour.

The Verve artist and New Orleans native kicke

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Tank, Essence Music Festival 2012: Singer Brings Out Tyrese, Discusses TGT Supergroup

This is proving to be a big year for Tank. The singer-songwriter joined a supergroup, started a label and hit the main stage at the Essence Music Festival for the first time on Saturday evening (July 7), bringing new group member Tyrese along for the ride.

The crooner performed his most popular cuts

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D’Angelo, Essence Music Festival 2012: Singer Channels James Brown With Funky Set

Either D'Angelo doesn't realize how long he's been gone and how much he's changed, or none of it matters to him -- a notion that would certainly be commendable. The industry-darling-turned-industry-recluse ha

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Keyshia Cole, Essence Music Festival 2012: Singer Mixes Old and New in Gleeful Performance

Keyshia Cole isn't the woman she was a few short years ago -- it's a fact made evident by her gleeful appearance at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Friday night (July 6).

The Oakland native started her set off with the an

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Trey Songz, Essence Music Festival 2012: Singer Strips Down, Serves Up Sexy ‘Dive In’

If there's one thing Trey Songz believes in, it's adhering to a formula. The R&B crooner has found his niche in creating songs for the bedroom, and on Friday night (July 6), the Atlantic Records artist performed his newest slow jam for the crowd at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

The track, "Dive In," is the next single from his up

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