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Carl Thomas Gives Details on Essence Music Festival Set, Will Debut New Music

If Carl Thomas wasn't regularly slated to perform at the Essence Music Festival, he'd probably be an avid attendee. After all, before anything, he's a fan of great music.

"I'm always looking forward to catching Mary J. B

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Essence Music Festival 2012: Kevin Hart Added to Main Stage Lineup

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Comedian and actor Kevin Hart has been added to the main stage lineup for the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

Organizers say Hart, hot on the heels of his starring role in last weekend's No. 1 film, "Think Like a Man," will debut his comedic

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Essence Festival 2012 Lineup: Mary J. + More to Perform

The lineup for the 2012 Essence Music Festival has been announced and the array of performers are notable for their power-packed vocals. Set to take place during the heart of summer 2012 -- July 6-8 -- this year's

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Kelly Price Performs ‘Not My Daddy’ at Essence Festival

Fresh off the release of her sixth album, 'Kelly,' songstress Kelly Price hit the Essence Music Festival and proved that despite a small hiatus, she is still an R&B force to be reckoned with.

Performing Sunday (July 3) in the R&B Super Lounge, w

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Trey Songz Flirts With Crowd at Essence Music Festival

This year's Essence Music Festival was chock full of R&B veterans hitting its main stage at the New Orleans Superdome over the weekend (July 3), yet despite being the rookie of the bunch, Trey Songz handled his set lik

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Bobby Brown Reunites With New Edition at Essence Festival

New Edition fans proved that they're still as loyal as ever, showing up in droves to watch the group reunite with Bobby Brown at the Essence Music Festival Sunday (July 3).

Playing into his reputation for having friction with his group members, which prompted them to kick h

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Mary J. Blige Says ‘I’m Not Perfect’ at Essence Festival

Mary J. Blige returned to the Essence Music Festival to close out the three-day event with an emotional show spanning nearly two hours.

Hitting the stage just after midnight on Sunday (July 3), Blige rocked the crowd in a black tassel dress and matching boots, as she went through several of her hits including, 'Real Love,' 'Not Gonna Cry' and 'I'm Going Down.'

Despite being happily married for nearly a decade, Blige per

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Chaka Khan Talks of Past Drug Addiction at Essence Festival

Chaka Khan arrived at this year's Essence Film Festival Saturday (July 2) and opened up to fans about how her previous drug addiction paved the way for some of her most memorable songs.

Taking to the main stage in the New Orleans Supe

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Jill Scott Thanks Fans for No. 1 Album at Essence Festival

Fresh off the success of her most recent album 'The Light of the Sun,' Jill Scott hit the Essence Music Festival Saturday (June 2) to thank her fans for their support.

The singer's fourth and most recent release gave

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Naughty by Nature Pay Tribute to Tupac at Essence Festival

With a new album in the books, Naughty by Nature made their way to the Essence Music Festival to showcase new music but to also pay tribute to slain hip-hop pioneers Tupac Shakur and Biggie, Saturday (July 2).

Naughty frontman Treach, who was a lon

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