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  • Usher, Missy Elliott Join the Essence Festival Lineup

    Mar 5, 15 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment

    *Usher and Missy Elliott were both added to the Essence Festival lineup. This comes after a first round of entertainers were chosen, according to the Singersroom. Elliott and Usher are joining R&B/soul artists Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Floetry, India.Arie, Elle Varner, Kelly Price Tweet, Tank, Raheem DeVaughn and many more who have been confirmed for the 21st annual celebration.

  • Essence Festival Renewed in New Orleans Through 2019

    Aug 25, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *New Orleans, LA – ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks announces an extended agreement with the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans to host the ESSENCE Festival ™ through 2019. “We are so pleased to extend our partnership with the State of Louisiana and City of New Orleans for another five years,” said […]

  • EUR on the Scene: The #McDonald’s 365Black Awards at the Essence Festival (Watch)

    Jul 21, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *In its eleventh year, the #McDonald’s 365Black Awards attracted a who’s who of celebrities, and other notables to New Orleans July 4th weekend as part of the 20th annual Essence Festival. This year’s awards show honored the achievements of civil rights activist, Reverend Al Sharpton, music executive and entrepreneur Kevin Liles, film producer, Will Packer, […]

  • Stephanie Mills Calls Out Essence Festival – Dr. Dre Puts Fake Beats Vendors on Notice

    Jul 11, 14 by Qwest7 20 Comments

    *Despite a successful 20th anniversary with record-breaking attendance, the Essence Festival will be without a major talent in the future as Stephanie Mills vowed to never perform at the annual event again. Mills was among a star-studded line-up of vocalists  and speakers who performed and appeared at this year’s event in New Orleans. Although she […]

  • Essence Festival Breaks Attendance Record With 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Jul 10, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment

    *Without question, this year’s Essence Festival was a success. New Orleans city officials and organizers of the event, which marked its 20th anniversary at the city’s convention and superdome, revealed the festival attracted more than 550,000 attendees as it set a record for its annual attendance. The turnout bested the attendance at the 2013 event, […]

  • Rev. Al Sharpton Surprised with Essence Festival Icon Award (Photo)

    Jul 8, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *(New York, NY) — Rev. Al Sharpton was honored on Sunday in New Orleans during the Essence Festival with the Icon Award. Rev. Sharpton was surprised in front of a packed house at the Superdome in New Orleans with the award acknowledging his service as one of America’s greatest civil rights heroes. The Icon Award was presented […]