EssenceMusicFestival

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 event is touted as "The Power of Our Voice" and will be be held…
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 him out on more than one occ…
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 Superdome after El Debarge, the 58-year-old not only treated fans to a …
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 longtime friend of Shakur, addressed the unsolved murder…

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